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Mumbai, Jul 13 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM4 MP-VIRUS-DEATH-FIGURES MP adds 1,478 COVID-19 'backlog' deaths; toll crosses 10,000 Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh health department has added a 'backlog' of 1,478 COVID-19 deaths, raising the fatality toll due to the viral infection in the state to 10,506.

BOM8 MH-HC-STAN SWAMY RECORDS Maha govt submits medical records of late priest Stan Swamy in HC Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday submitted to the Bombay High Court the medical records of Jesuit priest and activist Stan Swamy, an 84-yar-old accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoists links case who died in a hospital here while being in judicial custody last week awaiting a medical bail.

BOM2 MH-SUFFOCATION-FAMILY Maha: 6 family members die of asphyxiation in Chandrapur Chandrapur: Six members of a family, including three minors, died of asphyxiation apparently caused by emission of carbon monoxide from a power generator at their home in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district on Tuesday, police said.

BOM11 MH-HC-ELGAR-NIA Elgar Parishad case transferred to NIA as it pertains to national security: HC told Mumbai: The NIA told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday that the Centre suo motu (on its own) decided to transfer the probe into the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case from Pune police to the central agency as it had implications on national security.

BOM6 MP-LIGHTNING-DEATHS 3 killed in lightning strike in MP Datia/Sheopur: Three persons, including a minor girl, were killed and two others received injuries in lightning strikes in Datia and Sheopur districts of Madhya Pradesh, officials said on Tuesday.

BOM10 MH-PANKAJA-BJP PM, Amit Shah are my leaders: Pankaja Munde; says not using any pressure tactics Mumbai: With many office-bearers of BJP from Beed district in Maharashtra resigning in protest against local MP Pritam Munde not finding a place in the newly-reshuffled Union cabinet, her sister and BJP national secretary Pankaja Munde on Tuesday dismissed reports that she was using any 'pressure tactics' even as she hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP president J P Nadda as her leaders.

BOM1 MH-COLLAPSE Under-construction shed collapses at INS Hamla in Mumbai; 11 labourers injured Mumbai: Eleven labourers were injured after a part of an under-construction shed collapsed at the INS Hamla, a naval base at Marve in Malad area of Mumbai, a civic official said on Tuesday.

BOM3 MH-HC-LAWYERS-TRAINS Can't go beyond medical advice to allow lawyers to use local trains: HC Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said while it was aware of the hardships faced by lawyers in Mumbai, it could not go beyond medical advice and permit them to use the local train services for travelling to work.

BOM7 MP-GAS TRAGEDY-WIDOWS MP cabinet approves Rs 1,000 additional pension for widows of Bhopal gas leak victims Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday decided to provide an additional pension of Rs 1,000 per month to widows of the Bhopal gas tragedy victims, state Home Minister Narottam Mishra said.

BOM5 MH-INTERFAITH MARRIAGE Maha: Interfaith marriage ceremony called off after protests on social media Mumbai: Buckling under pressure from their Hindu community members, parents of a 28-year-old woman in Maharashtra's Nashik district have called off her marriage ceremony with a Muslim man, sources said.

BOM9 CG-BUS-STRIKE Private bus operators go on indefinite strike in Chhattisgarh; commuters hit hard Raipur: Private bus owners went on an indefinite strike in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday to press for their demands, including hike in bus fares, causing hardships to thousands of commuters in various parts of the state. PTI RSY RSY

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