Mumbai, Nov 24 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM4 MH-VIRUS-THACKERAY Task force set up in Maha to manage vaccine distribution: CM Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has formed a task force to manage the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine and how vaccination will be carried out in the state, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday.

BOM3 MH-TRP-LD CHARGESHEET Mumbai Police file charge sheet in fake TRP scam Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Tuesday filed a charge sheet in a court here in the alleged TRP (Television Rating Points) rigging scam.

BOM14 MH-ED-SARNAIK Sena MLA Sarnaik's son brought to ED office for questioning Mumbai: Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik's son Vihang was on Tuesday brought to the ED's office here for questioning following raids at premises linked to his father in connection with a money laundering case being probed against a security service provider company and others.

BOM5 MH-ED-SENA ED's raid on Sena MLA 'political vendetta': Sanjay Raut Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday termed the ED's raids on properties of party MLA Pratap Sarnaik as 'political vendetta' and said the Maharashtra government or its leaders will not surrender to pressure from anyone.

BOM11 MH-HC-KANGANA Sedition FIR: HC grants Kangana interim protection from arrest Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted interim protection from arrest to actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel in connection with an FIR registered against them under sedition and other charges, but directed them to appear before Mumbai Police on January 8.

BOM9 MH-GADKARI Rural economy and agri crucial for self-reliance: Gadkari Pune: Identifying rural economy and agriculture as the 'main focus areas' for self-reliance, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'aatmanirbhar' (self-reliant) vision will make the country prosperous and powerful.

BOM15 CG-VIRUS-PM-BAGHEL COVID-19 under control in Chhattisgarh: Baghel at PM-CMs meet Raipur: The spread of COVID-19 has been brought under control in Chhattisgarh, where 23,000 tests are being conducted per day, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Tuesday.

BOM16 GA-VIRUS-SAWANT PM asks states to prepare plan for COVID-19 vaccine: Goa CM Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked various state governments to work out the logistics and modalities for administering COVID-19 vaccine, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.

BOM7 GJ-VIRUS-RUPANI COVID-19 situation under control in Gujarat: CM tells PM Ahmedabad: The COVID-19 situation in Gujarat is under control and enough number of beds are available for patients, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Tuesday during his virtual interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BOM6 MH-MVA-FADNAVIS Fadnavis dubs Thackeray-led Maha govt as 'unnatural alliance' Pune: Terming the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in Maharashtra as an 'unnatural alliance', BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said the day this tie-up breaks, his party will give a strong government to the state.

BOM8 GJ-SPEAKERS CONFERENCE 2-day Speakers' Conference to begin in Guj from Wednesday Gandhinagar: The two-day 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference, aiming to facilitate a dialogue between presiding officers of the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and other legislative bodies, will be held from Wednesday near the 'Statue of Unity' at Kevadiya in Gujarat's Narmada district.

BOM1 MH-VIRUS-LUGGAGE CR starts UV light-based luggage sanitising facility in Mumbai Mumbai: In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, the Central Railway has launched a UV light-based luggage sanitisation facility for passengers at a few major stations, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai, officials said on Tuesday.

BES7 MP-VIRUS-PAROLE COVID-19: MP govt extends parole of 4,000 prisoners by 60 days Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to extend the parole of about 4,000 prisoners for another 60 days in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, state Home Minister Narottam Mishra said on Tuesday.

LGB1 MH-HC-ED-NGO COVID-19: ED can summon Anand Grover on later date, says HC Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said in view of the COVID-19 situation, the Enforcement Directorate should consider deferring the summons issued to senior advocate Anand Grover, trustee of the NGO Lawyers Collective, in connection with a money laundering case.

BES3 MH-VIRUS-THANE Maha: COVID-19 cases cross 50,000-mark in Thane city Thane: The COVID-19 tally in Thane district of Maharashtra has gone up to 2,24,222 with the addition of 634 new cases, an official said on Tuesday.

BES4 MH-VIRUS-AURANGABAD Maha: 141 new COVID-19 cases in Aurangabad, 2 more deaths Aurangabad: Aurangabad has reported 141 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the Maharashtra district to 42,500, an official said on Tuesday. PTI RSY RSY