Mumbai, Oct 27 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM7 MH-ACTRESS-ATTACK Man attacks TV actress with knife in Mumbai Mumbai: A man allegedly stabbed a TV actress with a knife in suburban Andheri after she turned down his marriage proposal, police said on Tuesday.

BOM9 MH-SUSHANT-SISTERS-RHEA Dismiss plea of Rajput's sisters for quashing FIR: Rhea to HC Mumbai: Actress Rhea Chakraborty on Tuesday requested the Bombay High Court to dismiss a petition filed by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's two sisters to quash the FIR lodged against them for forging and procuring fake medical prescription for their brother.

BOM4 MH-VIRUS-ATHAWALE Union minister Athawale tests positive, hospitalised in Mumbai Mumbai: Union minister Ramdas Athawale, whose 'go corona, go' chant became a national sensation, on Tuesday tested coronavirus positive, an official said.

BOM1 MP-EARTHQUAKE Mild earthquake at Seoni in MP, tremors also felt in Nagpur Bhopal: A low intensity earthquake of 3.3 magnitude was experienced in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district on Tuesday morning and the tremors were also felt at Nagpur in neighbouring Maharashtra, officials said.

BOM8 MP-BYPOLLS-DIGVIJAYA Cancel postal ballots polled so far in MP: Digvijaya to EC Bhopal: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday demanded that the Election Commission cancel the postal ballots polled so far for the November 3 Madhya Pradesh by-elections as candidates have yet not been given the list of such voters.

BOM6 MH-GURDWARA-CASE Case against Nanded gurdwara board for flouting COVID-19 norms Aurangabad: Police have registered a case against board members of the Hazur Sahib gurdwara in Nanded for allegedly not following the COVID-19 guidelines during Dussehra celebrations, a police official said on Tuesday.

BOM5 MP-SCINDIA-PILOT Bypolls: Scindia meets Pilot, says he's welcome in MP Bhopal: BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday said he met his former colleague and senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot in Gwalior and that he is welcome to the state to campaign for the November 3 by-elections.

BOM3 GJ-NURSE-SUICIDE Guj: Surgeon, 2 others detained for abetting suicide of nurse Navsari: The in-charge civil surgeon of Navsari Civil Hospital and two other persons have been detained for allegedly abetting the suicide of a nurse working at the medical facility, police said on Tuesday.

BOM2 MH-VIRUS-MSRTC 105 MSRTC bus staff contract COVID-19 after working in Mumbai Pune: At least 105 drivers and conductors of the MSRTC's Sangli division, who were deployed in BEST buses in Mumbai earlier this month, have tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to Sangli, an official said on Tuesday.

BES4 GJ-ACTOR-DEATH Veteran Gujarati actor Naresh Kanodia dies at 77 Ahmedabad: Veteran Gujarati film star-turned- politician Naresh Kanodia died at a city-based hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for coronavirus, on Tuesday, a hospital official said.

BES11 MH-CM-AGRICULTURE Use of technology can make farmers prosperous: Maha CM Akola: Farmers can prosper if modern technology is used in agriculture, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday.

BES9 MH-VIRUS-POLICE With 7 new COVID-19 cases, Maha police see drop in infections Mumbai: As many as seven personnel of Maharashtra police tested positive for coronavirus, while two died of the infection in the last 24 hours, an official said on Tuesday.

BES5 GA-NCP-POLLS NCP will contest 2022 Goa Assembly polls: Praful Patel Panaji: The NCP will contest the 2022 Goa legislative Assembly polls with full strength and consider an alliance with like-minded parties, party leader Praful Patel said on Tuesday.

BES3 MH-VIRUS-THANE Maha: 554 new COVID-19 cases in Thane; tally rises to 207591 Thane: The COVID-19 tally in Thane has reached 2,07,591 with the addition of 554 new cases while the number of deaths has gone up to 5,240 with 17 more fatalities in the Maharashtra district, officials said on Tuesday. PTI RSY RSY