Mumbai, Oct 29 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM13 GJ-2NDLD KESHUBHAI Former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel dead at 92 Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel, who played a pivotal role in strengthening the BJP in the state, died here on Thursday after prolonged illness, family sources said.

BOM10 MH-HC-MEDIA TRIAL Can excessive media reporting hinder justice? HC asks Centre Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Union government to clarify whether 'excessive' reportage by the press on an ongoing investigation amounted to interference in the administration of justice under the Contempt of Courts Act.

BOM8 MH-COURT-TRP-BAIL TRP scam: Court grants bail to Fakt Marathi channel owner Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Thursday granted bail to Fakt Marathi channel owner Shirish Pattanshetty, who was arrested in the alleged fake TRP scam.

BOM12 MH-HC-SUSHANT-DISHA-PLEA Sushant's friend seeks CBI probe into Disha Salian's death Mumbai: Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's friend and gym partner Sunil Shukla on Thursday approached the Bombay High Court, seeking a CBI probe into the the actor's former manager Disha Salian, who died in 'suspicious circumstances'.

BOM11 MP-COP-SUSPENSION-CENTRE MHA confirms suspension of MP IPS officer who assaulted wife Bhopal: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has upheld the suspension of senior Madhya Pradesh IPS officer Purushottam Sharma, who was seen purportedly thrashing his wife in a video that went viral last month.

BOM9 MH-GRP-MASK-FINE Maha govt directs GRP to fine commuters travelling sans masks Mumbai: In a bid to check the spread of COVID-19, the Maharashtra government has directed the Government Railway Police (GRP) to impose fine on commuters found without masks in local trains and on stations here, an official said on Thursday.

BOM2 MH-BUILDING-COLLAPSE Maha: Part of building collapses in Dombivli, none hurt Thane: A portion of a two-storey building collapsed in Dombivli town of Maharashtra's Thane district early Thursday morning, but none of its residents were hurt as they rushed out just in time, a civic official said.

BOM14 MH-VIRUS-DHARAVI Dharavi reports 14 new COVID-19 cases Mumbai: The COVID-19 tally in Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi increased to 3,536 with the addition of 14 new cases on Thursday, according to a senior BMC official.

BOM6 MH-GOVERNOR-RAJ Raj Thackeray meets Maha governor over inflated power bills Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan here, seeking the latter's intervention on the issue of inflated power bills received by people.

BES5 CG-NAXAL-ENCOUNTER C'garh: Woman Naxal killed in gunfight in Sukma district Sukma: A woman Naxal was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said on Thursday.

BES7 MH-VIRUS-MINISTER Maha minister Dilip Walse-Patil tests COVID-19 positive Mumbai: Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Dilip Walse-Patil on Thursday said he has tested positive for coronavirus and is undergoing treatment for the infection.

BES3 MH-KESHUBHAI-GUV Maha guv condoles death of former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel Mumbai: Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday condoled the death of former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, who succumbed to prolonged illness in Ahmedabad earlier in the day.

BES4 MH-FIRE-INCIDENTS Two incidents of minor fire reported in Mumbai, nobody hurt Mumbai: Two incidents of minor fire were reported at different places in Mumbai on Thursday, but there was no report of any person getting injured, a civic official said.

BES2 GA-IIT-SAWANT Sawant meets villagers opposing IIT campus project in Goa Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday visited a village in Sattari taluka to meet the tribals who are opposing a proposed IIT campus in their area. PTI RSY RSY