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Mumbai, Jul 6 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM6 MH-ASSEMBLY-LD PARALLEL SESSION Suspension of MLAs: BJP holds 'parallel session' in Maha Legislature premises; treasury benches object Mumbai: Legislators of the ruling alliance in Maharashtra objected to the BJP's move to organise a 'parallel session' and use loudspeakers in the state Legislature premises here on Tuesday, a day after 12 MLAs of the opposition party were suspended for alleged misbehaviour.

BOM5 MH-ASSEMBLY-PHONE TAPPING Maha govt announces high-level probe into Cong leader Patole's phone-tapping allegation Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil on Tuesday announced a high-level inquiry into the allegation of Congress MLA and state party president Nana Patole that his phone was tapped during the previous BJP-led state government.

BOM15 MP-SCINDIA-DELHI Jyotiraditya Scindia visits Ujjain temple, cuts short his tour to leave for Delhi amid cabinet expansion buzz Indore: Amid buzz around Union cabinet expansion, BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday cut short his tour of the Malwa-Nimar region in Madhya Pradesh and took off for Delhi from the Indore airport after taking darshan of the famous Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain.

BOM7 GA-NEW GOVERNOR Goa gets full-time governor months ahead of assembly elections Panaji: Over ten months after the then governor Satya Pal Malik was transferred out of Goa and ahead of the Assembly elections due in February 2022, the coastal state has got a full-time governor with the appointment of P S Sreedharan Pillai.

BOM11 MH-BAKERY-FIRE Major fire at bakery in Mumbai Mumbai: A major fire broke out in a bakery located at suburban Kurla in Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon, but there is no report of any casualty so far, a fire brigade official said.

BOM13 MH-COUNCIL-MPSC-GOVT Over 15,000 MPSC-related vacancies will be filled at earliest: Ajit Pawar Mumbai: More than 15,000 posts related to the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) will be filled at the earliest, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar told the Legislative Council on Tuesday.

BOM14 MH-SESSION-PROROGUED Governor prorogues monsoon session of Maha Legislature Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari prorogued the monsoon session of the state Legislature on Tuesday.

BOM1 MH-SUSPENSION-RAUT Sena MP Raut justifies suspension of 12 Maha BJP MLAs; BJP protests Mumbai: A day after 12 BJP MLAs were suspended from the Maharashtra Assembly for alleged misbehaviour, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said indiscipline cannot be tolerated, even as the opposition party held protests in the Vidhan Bhavan complex here and other parts of the state over the action.

BOM3 MH-COURT-DESHMUKH AIDES Money laundering case: Anil Deshmukh's aides sent in judicial custody till July 20 Mumbai: A special PMLA court here on Tuesday remanded two aides of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in judicial custody tilll July 20 in a money laundering case against the politician, related to charges of bribery of Rs 100 crore.

BOM9 MH-HC-JUDGE-BHARADWAJ Pune judge 'pretended' to be spl judge, denied bail without power: Elgar case accused Sudha tells HC Mumbai: Activist Sudha Bharadwaj, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoists links case, told the Bombay High Court through her lawyer on Tuesday that the judge who remanded her to custody following her arrest in 2018 had 'pretended' to be a designated special judge and orders issued by him were responsible for a longer stay in jail for herself and other co-accused.

BOM2 MH-ASSEMBLY-PRIVILEGE NOTICES Notices against Arnab Goswami, Kangana Ranaut: Maha privileges panel gets more time Mumbai: The Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday extended time for the privileges committee to submit its report on the breach of privilege notices against journalist Arnab Goswami and actor Kangana Ranaut till the last day of the next Legislature session.

BOM8 MH-TRAIN-DERAILMENT Goods train derails in Mumbai; no casualty Mumbai: Three wagons of a goods train derailed at a yard in suburban Mulund on Tuesday morning, but the movement of long-distance and local trains on the main line was not affected, a Central Railway official said.

BOM12 GJ-MANGUBHAI PATEL-GOVERNOR Will try my best to work as MP governor: Mangubhai Patel Ahmedabad: BJP leader and former Gujarat minister Mangubhai Patel on Tuesday said he will try his best to fulfil his new responsibility as the governor of Madhya Pradesh.

BOM10 GJ-HC-MLA-SUMMONS Guj HC summons BJP MLA over plea challenging her caste certificate Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has issued summons to BJP MLA Nimisha Suthar and the Election Commission of India on a petition filed by Congress's Suresh Katara who lost to Suthar, challenging her caste certificate submitted for the bypoll to Morva Hadaf constituency, which is reserved for the Scheduled Tribe candidates. PTI RSY RSY

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