Mumbai, Nov 4 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM21 GJ-LD EXPLOSION Six killed as godown collapses after explosion in Gujarat Ahmedabad: Six people were killed and eight others injured on Wednesday when a portion of a godown of chemicals collapsed after a powerful explosion ripped through it near here in Gujarat, officials said.

BOM17 MH-3RDLD ARNAB Arnab Goswami arrested in two-year-old suicide case Mumbai: Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer in 2018, a police official said.

BOM8 MH-ARNAB-DESHMUKH Nobody is above law: Deshmukh on Goswami's arrest Mumbai: Nobody is above the law and the Maharashtra Police will take appropriate action as per the law, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Wednesday.

BOM13 MP-BLAST-FAMILY 3 of family die in house collapse after 'cracker powder' blast Morena (MP): A couple and their one-year- old son were killed and three other children got injured as their house collapsed following a blast, apparently caused by gunpowder used in making firecrackers, in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, a police official said.

BOM18 MH-ARNAB-NAIK KIN Architect suicide: Probe suppressed because of Arnab, say kin Mumbai: Family members of interior designer Anvay Naik, who had committed suicide in 2018 over alleged non- payment of dues by Republic TV, on Wednesday claimed Republic editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami had tried to derail the probe.

BOM22 MH-ARNAB-LD RAUT Arnab Goswami's arrest is not revenge politics: Shiv Sena Mumbai: The ruling Shiv Sena in Maharashtra on Wednesday dismissed the opposition BJP's allegations of 'politics of revenge' and 'muzzling of the press freedom' in the arrest of Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami in a suicide abetment case.

BOM6 MH-ARNAB-BJP Goswami's arrest shows MVA govt's 'Emergency-era' mindset: BJP Mumbai: Latching on to the arrest of Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, the BJP in Maharashtra on Wednesday hit out at the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government, accusing it of having Emergency-era mindset and muzzling the free voice.

BOM10 GJ-VIRUS-PRISONERS 69 inmates, 2 staffers of Guj sub jail test COVID-19 positive Modasa (Guj): As many as 69 prisoners and two staff members of a sub jail at Modasa town in Gujarat's Aravalli district have tested coronavirus positive, an official said on Wednesday.

LGB1 MH-HC-WADHAWAN-BAIL Yes Bank case: HC rejects bail pleas of Wadhawans Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail pleas filed by Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan, promoters of Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL), in the Yes Bank fraud case.

BOM9 MH-METRO-SENA Shiv Sena smells 'conspiracy' in Metro car shed land issue Mumbai: With the Centre laying claim to the site in Mumbai where a Metro car shed has been planned, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday alleged that it was a conspiracy to halt Maharashtra's development, which should be resisted collectively.

BOM15 MH-THAKKAR-CUSTODY Sameet Thakkar remanded to police custody till Nov 9 Mumbai: Twitter user Sameet Thakkar, arrested by Mumbai policefor posting allegedly objectionable comments against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his minister-son Aaditya Thackeray, has been remanded to police custody till November 9.

BOM19 MH-COURT-TWITTER USER-BAIL Man who posted 'objectionable' tweet against Maha CM gets bail Mumbai: A Mumbai court has granted bail to a Delhi- based lawyer, who had allegedly posted objectionable tweets against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and others, after his advocate told the court that the accused was 'repenting' his act and would tender an apology on social media.

BOM20 GJ-MACRON-STICKERS-FIR Seven booked for pasting Macron's stickers on Ahmedabad road Ahmedabad: A case has been registered against a Congress councillor in Ahmedabad and six others for their alleged involvement in pasting around 150 stickers depicting French President Emmanuel Macron on a road in city's Juhapura, a Muslim-dominated locality, recently, police said on Wednesday.

LGB2 MH-HC-DISHA SALIAN Give copy of plea over Disha Salian's death to Maha govt: HC Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked an advocate to serve to the Maharashtra government a copy of his petition that seeks court-monitored CBI probe into the death of Disha Salian, former manager of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

BES2 CG-RAPE-CHARGESHEET C'garh: Chargesheet filed in four days after rape FIR Raigarh, Nov 4 (PTI) Police in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district have filed a chargesheet just four days after registering a case against a 20-year-old man for allegedly raping a minor girl, an official has said. PTI RSY RSY