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Mumbai, Jul 21 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM10 MH-OXYGEN DEATHS-TOPE No death due to oxygen shortage in Maha: Health minister Tope Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said the state government never reported any death due to shortage of oxygen during the second wave of COVID-19.

BOM8 CG-NAXAL-VILLAGERS-RELEASE Chhattisgarh: Naxals release 7 villagers abducted in Sukma Raipur: Seven people, who were allegedly abducted by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district a few days back, have been released and they have safely returned to their village, police said on Wednesday.

BOM4 MH-OXYGEN DEATHS-RAUT People whose kin died due to oxygen shortage should take Centre to court: Raut Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said people whose relatives died due to oxygen shortage during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic should 'take the Union government to court'.

BOM9 MP-PEGASUS-LD KAMAL NATH Kamal Nath seeks probe into Pegasus snooping case by SC judge Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Wednesday termed the alleged snooping of politicians and journalists by the Israeli spyware Pegasus as the 'biggest attack on the privacy' of people and demanded a probe into it by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court.

BOM2 GJ-HC-VIRUS-PATIENT Guj HC orders collection of critical COVID-19-patient's sample as wife wants child Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has directed a hospital in Vadodara to conduct an IVF/Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedure for the collection of sample of a critical COVID-19 patient having slim chances of survival, after his wife expressed the desire to bear his child.

BOM7 MH-RAINS-IMD IMD issues 'red alert' for Mumbai; says conditions favourable for heavy showers Mumbai: The Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD issued a 'red alert' for Mumbai, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in the country's financial capital on Wednesday.

BOM3 MH-RAINS-MUMBAI Intermittent rain in Mumbai; IMD predicts more showers Mumbai: Intermittent rains lashed Mumbai on Wednesday, but the rail and transport services were not affected, officials said.

BOM1 MP-COPS-LIQUOR MP: 4 cops suspended after video shows them consuming liquor Khargone: Four police constables, including two women, were suspended after a video surfaced in which they were purportedly seen consuming liquor near a patrolling vehicle in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone district, officials said on Wednesday.

BOM6 CG-BSF-SUICIDE Chhattisgarh: BSF jawan shoots self in Naxal-hit Kanker Raipur: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, a police official said on Wednesday.

BES8 MH-ATM-THEFT Maha: Thieves trigger blast at ATM centre; flee with over Rs 28 lakh cash Pune: Unidentified men allegedly triggered an explosion at an ATM centre and decamped with over Rs 28 lakh cash at Chakan MIDC in Maharashtra's Pune in the early hours of Wednesday, police said. PTI RSY RSY

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