Mumbai, Oct 28 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM1 MH-ACTRESS-ATTACKER Man who fled after stabbing TV actress in Mumbai traced: Cops Mumbai: Mumbai Police have traced the man who allegedly stabbed TV actress Malvi Malhotra with a knife, but he is yet to be arrested as he is hospitalised, a police official said on Wednesday.

BOM5 MH-ONION-PAWAR Pawar blames Centre's policies for soaring onion prices Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday blamed the central government's policies for the spiralling prices of onion and said he would speak to the Centre about the stock limit imposed on the commodity traders.

BOM4 MH-BIGG BOSS-APOLOGY TV channel apologises over 'Bigg Boss' contestant's remark Mumbai: The TV channel airing 'Bigg Boss' on Wednesday issued an apology over a contestant's remark related to the Marathi language in the latest season of the reality show, an action which came after the ruling Shiv Sena threatened to stage a protest at the programme's set.

BOM3 MH-NHM-BRIBE-FADNAVIS Bribes being sought to make NHM employees permanent: Fadnavis Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday alleged that some people in Maharashtra were demanding bribes for making contractual employees of the National Health Mission permanent.

BOM2 GA-VIRUS-CASINOS COVID-19: Goa govt allows casinos to reopen from Nov 1 Panaji: The Goa cabinet on Wednesday decided to allow casinos to reopen in the state from November 1 by following the COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

BES7 GJ-ACCIDENT-DEATHS Guj: Three women killed in hit-and-run accident in Bharuch Bharuch: Three women died after being run over by an unidentified vehicle near a temple on a state highway passing through Jhagadia taluka of Gujarat's Bharuch district on Wednesday morning, police said.

LGB2 MH-HC-BMC-SALARY BMC told to pay salary dues to physically challenged staff Mumbai: Terming as 'illegal' the Mumbai civic body's decision to not pay salary to its physically challenged employees for the days they failed to report to work during lockdown, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked it to pay the arrears to such staffers in two instalments.

BES4 MH-FLAG-SAAMANA Why national flag hoisting prevented in Srinagar? Shiv Sena Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday asked why some youths were prevented by police from hoisting the national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar despite the abrogation of Article 370.

BES8 CG-ROAD RAGE-ARREST C'garh: Minor killed, 12 hurt in road-rage incident; two held Raipur: Two persons, one of them the son of a local Congress leader, have been arrested for allegedly driving a car into a group of villagers, killing a four-year-old boy and injuring 12 others, in Gariaband village of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday.

LGB1 MH-COURT-BANGLADESHI Mumbai court refuses bail to Bangladeshi national Mumbai: A Mumbai court has refused to grant bail to a Bangladesh national accused of illegally entering India and staying here without valid documents.

BES10 MP-BYPOLL-SP SP nominee for MP bypoll joins BJP Morena: Ahead of the November 3 bypolls to 28 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, a Samajwadi Party candidate from a seat in Morena district has joined the BJP.

BES6 MH-VIRUS-THANE Maha: 703 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 22 more deaths Thane: Thane has added 703 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the Maharashtra district to 2,08,294, an official said on Wednesday. PTI RSY RSY