Mumbai, Oct 30 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM2 GJ-PM PM Modi arrives on two-day Gujarat visit Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday morning on a two-day Gujarat trip during which he is scheduled to launch a host of projects, including a seaplane service between Kevadiya and Ahmedabad, and visit the Statue of Unity, said an official.

BOM5 GJ-PM-LD KESHUBHAI PM pays tributes to Keshubhai, film artists Kanodia brothers Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to the late Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel and also met with grieving family members of Gujarati film legends Kanodia brothers, who died a few days ago.

BOM6 GJ-PM-VIRUS-POLICEMEN 23 cops test COVID-19 positive at Kevadiya ahead of PM visit Kevadiya (Guj): During coronavirus tests of security personnel a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit here, as many as 23 policemen were found infected with the disease, officials said on Friday.

BOM8 GJ-PM-AROGYAVAN PM inaugurates 'Arogya Van' near Statue of Unity Kevadiya (Guj): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated 'Arogya Van', a garden housing medicinal plants and herbs, near the Statue of Unity in Kevadiya village of Gujarats Narmada district.

BOM9 MH-DESHMUKH-RAILWAYS Avoid politics over Mumbai local trains: Deshmukh to Railways Mumbai: The Railway administration should cooperate with the Maharashtra government on providing suburban train services to people without bringing any politics into it, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Friday.

BOM10 GJ-PM-EKTA MALL PM inaugurates 'Ekta Mall', visits J&K, north-east stalls Kevadiya (Guj): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated 'Ekta Mall', a special store constructed near the Statue of Unity here where tourists can buy handloom and handicraft products belonging to different states under one roof.

BOM11 MH-COUNCIL-URMILA-RAUT Maha CM to decide on Urmila's name for Council seat: Raut Mumbai: Amid speculation that the Maharashtra government will recommend actor Urmila Matondkar's name for her nomination to the state Legislative Council, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has been authorised to take a decision on it.

BOM12 MH-MUNGER-SENA Sena, Congress attack BJP for 'silence' over Munger firing Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday hit out at the BJP for its 'silence' on the firing on people during Durga idol immersion in Munger in Bihar, where the latter is in power along with the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U).

LGB1 MH-HC-POLICE HC lauds Mumbai cops for 'working against odds' amid pandemic Mumbai: Praising the Mumbai Police for working against all odds, the Bombay High Court has said that the police personnel are carrying out their duty under a lot of pressure amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, and hence cooperation from public is required.

BES4 MH-FACTORY-COLLAPSE Cake factory collapses in Bhiwandi; 3 workers injured Thane: Three workers of a cake factory were injured when the structure collapsed in Bhiwandi town of Maharashtra's Thane district in the wee hours of Friday, civic officials said.

BES8 CG-CHEATING-CASE Nigerian held for duping C'garh woman of Rs 24 lakh Korba: A woman from Chhattisgarh's Koriya district was allegedly duped of Rs 24 lakh by a Nigerian national who got in touch with her through a matrimonial website, police said on Friday.

BES10 MH-PAWAR-RAJ MNS chief calls Pawar on guv's advice over power bills issue Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said he received a phone call from MNS president Raj Thackeray, a day after the latter met Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to raise the issue of inflated electricity bills and was asked to speak to him.

BES3 MH-VIRUS-THANE Thane district records 1,802 new COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths Thane: Thane district of Maharashtra recorded 1,802 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking its tally to 2,10,096, an official said on Friday. PTI RSY RSY