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

BOM8 MH-ED-DESHMUKH Money laundering case: Anil Deshmukh fails to appear before ED, requests for virtual interaction Mumbai: Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh did not appear before the ED in connection with a money laundering case on Tuesday, citing COVID-19 and his old age, and requested for a virtual interaction on a day suitable for the central agency.

BOM10 MH-FAKE VACCINATION-SURRENDER Illegal vaccination: Day after Mumbai court rejects his pre-arrest bail, doctor surrenders before police Mumbai: A doctor wanted in connection with a “bogus” vaccination drive case registered at the Kandivali police station in Mumbai surrendered before the police on Tuesday, a day after a sessions court rejected his anticipatory bail application, an official said.

BOM5 MH-HC-FAKE VACCINATION Don't spare 'big fish' in fake vaccination cases: HC to Mumbai police Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said the Mumbai police, probing instances of fake vaccination camps against COVID-19 in the city, must identify the 'big fish' in such cases and should not spare them.

BOM11 MP-FUEL PRICE-MINISTER Amid fuel price hike, MP minister lists advantages of cycling Indore, Jun 29 (PTI) As the prices of petrol and diesel touch record highs, Madhya Pradesh Energy Minister Pradyuman Singh Tomar has highlighted the advantages of cycling and said the government was spending tax revenue earned from petroleum fuels for the benefit of the poor.

BOM7 GJ-PANDEMIC WAVE-CM Gujarat has controlled second wave of COVID-19 pandemic: CM Ahmedabad: The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has come under control in Gujarat though the threat of coronavirus remains, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Tuesday, a day after the state reported less than 100 fresh cases in a day after a gap of 14 months.

BOM6 CG-VACCINE-BAGHEL-PM Baghel writes to PM Modi, seeks 1 cr COVID-19 vaccine doses for Chhattisgarh in July Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide at least one crore doses of vaccines against COVID-19 to the state next month, an official said here on Tuesday.

BOM9 GJ-SUPER-SPREADERS-VACCINATION COVID-19: Over 11,000 'super-spreaders' vaccinated in Ahmedabad under special drive Ahmedabad: More than 11,000 people categorised as 'super-spreaders' have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Gujarat's Ahmedabad city so far in a special drive started recently for their inoculation, local civic body said on Tuesday.

BOM2 GJ-ACCIDENT-FOOTPATH Speeding car leaves woman dead, 3 injured on footpath in Ahmedabad Ahmedabad: A woman was killed while her husband and two children were injured after a speeding car ran over them when they were sleeping on a footpath here in Gujarat in the wee hours of Tuesday, police said.

BOM4 GJ-SELFIE-OFFENCE Guj: Clicking selfies a criminal offence in Dang; authorities say rule to stop accidents Ahmedabad: Clicking selfies has been made a criminal offence in Gujarat's Dang district in a bid to check accidents due to such activities, officials said on Tuesday.

BOM1 MH-LIGHTNING-BOYS Maha: Lightning kills boy, injures 3 after they climb tree for mobile network Palghar: A 15-year-old boy was killed and three other minors injured when lightning struck them after they climbed up a tree in search of mobile phone network in Maharashtra's Palghar district, an official said on Tuesday.

BOM3 CG-MINERALS-EXPLORATION Chhattisgarh govt to explore new areas to find diamond, gold mineral reserves Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government has decided to explore new areas bearing reserves of precious minerals, including diamond, gold, silver and copper, in the state with the assistance of companies which are experts in the field, an official said on Tuesday.

BES4 MP-VACCINATION-FIGURES Over 2 cr people vaccinated against COVID-19 in MP so far: Govt Bhopal: Over two crore people have so far received vaccine against COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh, an official release quoting the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Tuesday. PTI RSY RSY

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