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Mumbai, Jul 1 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM3 MH-HC-GULSHAN KUMAR Gulshan Kumar murder case: HC upholds acquittal of producer Taurani, confirms conviction of accused Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the acquittal of film producer and Tips Industries co-founder Ramesh Taurani in the case of murder of music baron Gulshan Kumar in 1997, and also confirmed the conviction and life sentence imposed on accused Abdul Rauf Merchant.

BOM7 MH-COURT-ED-DESHMUKH AIDES Money laundering case: Court extends ED custody of Anil Deshmukh's aides till July 6 Mumbai: A special PMLA court here on Thursday extended till July 6 the ED custody of two aides of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in connection with a money laundering case against the politician related to charges of bribery of Rs 100 crore.

BOM6 GJ-VIRUS-CHILDREN Guj: 237 children in Rajkot lost one or both parents to COVID-19 Ahmedabad: At least 237 children in Gujarat's Rajkot district lost either one or both their parents to coronavirus infection, officials said.

BOM5 MH-MVA-RAUT MVA govt firmly in saddle, will respond to BJP's 'falsehood': Raut Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday said the BJP in Maharashtra was under the wrong impression that it can shake the state MVA government by levelling 'false allegations' against legislators and ministers.

BOM2 CG-IPS-RAID-ACB Chhattisgarh: ACB raids premises of senior IPS officer Raipur: The Anti-Corruption Bureau conducted raids at some premises linked to senior IPS officer G P Singh in Chhattisgarh on Thursday, an official said.

BOM4 CG-NAXAL-ENCOUNTER Chhattisgarh: Naxal killed in encounter in Bastar; weapon seized Raipur: A Naxal was killed in a gun battle with security forces at a forest in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar district, police said on Thursday.

LGB1 MH-COURT-NIA CUSTODY 'Antilia' bomb scare case: Court extends NIA custody of two accused till July 5 Mumbai: A special court here on Thursday extended till July 5 the National Investigative Agency's (NIA) custody of two accused arrested in connection with the case of an explosive-laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house and the murder of businessman Mansukh Hiran.

BES8 MH-ANC-ARREST Two held with MD drugs worth over Rs 5.7 crore in Mumbai Mumbai: The Anti-Narcotic Cell (ANC) of the Mumbai police has arrested two persons for alleged possession of banned mephedrone (MD) drug worth over Rs 5.7 crore in the western suburb of Goregaon, an official said on Thursday.

BES6 MP-TIGER RESERVES-SHUT Six tiger reserves in MP shut for 3 months during monsoon Bhopal: Six tiger reserves, including the famous Kanha national park in Madhya Pradesh, will remain closed for three months in light of the monsoon season, an official said on Thursday. PTI RSY RSY

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