Mumbai, Nov 3 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM12 MP-LD BYPOLL MP bypolls: Cong, BJP supporters clash in Morena, 1 injured Bhopal: Congress and BJP supporters clashed at a polling booth in Madhya Pradesh even as voting was underway for by-elections in 28 Assembly seats of the state on Tuesday, officials said.

BOM13 MP-BYPOLL-LD PERCENTAGE MP bypolls: 43% turnout till 2 pm, violence at two places Bhopal: Amid reports of violence at two places in Madhya Pradesh, a total of 43 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 2 pm on Tuesday during voting for bypolls to 28 Assembly seats, officials said.

BOM11 MH-KANGANA-NOTICE Kangana, sister asked to appear before Mumbai cops on Nov 10 Mumbai: Mumbai Police have issued a second notice to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel in connection with a case of allegedly promoting enmity between communities through their remarks, an official said on Tuesday.

BOM7 MH-AMITABH-COMPLAINT BJP MLA seeks police action against Amitabh over KBC question Mumbai: A BJP MLA in Maharashtra on Tuesday approached police seeking action against megastar Amitabh Bachchan and makers of TV show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 12' for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments.

BOM10 MH-RAPIDO-NOTICE Mumbai: RTO notice to Rapido, asks to shut bike-taxi service Mumbai: Transport authorities in Mumbai have issued a notice to ride-hailing app Rapido and asked it to shut its bike-taxi service immediately as the Maharashtra government has not yet given permission for it, officials said on Tuesday.

BOM8 GJ-BYPOLL-PERCENTAGE Gujarat bypolls: Over 23 per cent voter turnout till 11 am Ahmedabad: An average 23.29 per cent voter turnout was registered till 11 am during polling for by-elections to eight Assembly seats in Gujarat on Tuesday.

BOM5 MH-HC-SUSHANT-SISTERS Plaint against Sushant's sisters revealed offence:Police to HC Mumbai: Mumbai police have told the Bombay High Court that they were duty-bound to register an FIR against late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sisters as the complaint lodged against them by actress Rhea Chakraborty 'disclosed commission of offence'.

BOM15 MP-DIGVIJAYA-EVM On day of bypolls in MP, Digvijaya questions use of EVMs Bhopal: Amid the polling for by-elections on 28 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh questioned the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in India, saying the device is prone to hacking.

BOM14 CG-NAXAL-ENCOUNTER Naxal killed in encounter with police in Chhattisgarh Raipur: A Naxal was killed in a gunfight with police in Chhattisgarhs Bijapur district on Tuesday, police said.

LGB2 MH-HC-COUNCILLOR Pen councillor gets pre-arrest bail in intimidation case Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has granted pre-arrest bail to a councillor of the Pen Municipal Council, accused of attempting to assault and intimidate the chief officer of the civic body, after he tendered an apology.

BES6 GJ-BYPOLL-CASH-ARREST Guj: Two held with cash of over Rs 57,000 ahead of bypoll Ahmedabad: Two men were arrested with cash of over Rs 57,000 in Karjan taluka of Vadodara district, hours before the by-election for eight Assembly constituencies began in Gujarat on Tuesday morning, police said.

BES5 GA-PAWAR-CONG Sharad Pawar meets senior Goa Congress leaders Panaji: NCP chief Sharad Pawar met Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Digambar Kamat during his visit to the state.

BES2 MH-SENA-MACRON Shiv Sena backs French President Macron over cartoon row Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said those who engaged in the barbaric act of slitting throats in the name of religion in France are enemies of humanity and hence, French President Emmanuel Macron needs to be backed against it.

BES3 MH-VIRUS-THANE CASES Thane records 518 new COVID-19 cases; 19 more fatalities Thane: An addition of 518 fresh cases of oronavirus has taken the tally in Maharashtra's Thane district to 2,12,647, an official said on Tuesday. PTI RSY RSY