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Mumbai, Jul 9 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM2 CG-IPS OFFICER-SEDITION Chhattisgarh: ADG suspended in DA case booked on sedition charge for 'conspiracy' against govt Raipur: Chhattisgarh police have filed a sedition case against G P Singh, an IPS officer, who was suspended earlier this week in a disproportionate assets case following raids at his premises by the state's Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Economic Offences Wing (EOW), officials said on Friday.

BOM1 MH-VIRUS-CASES Maha's COVID-19 tally grows by 9,114, death toll by 121 Mumbai: Maharashtra has reported 9,114 new COVID-19 cases and 121 fatalities, which took its overall infection count to 61,31,976 and death toll to 1,24,296, a health department official said on Friday.

BOM8 GJ-CHOLERA CASES-SHAH Take steps to curb cholera cases: Amit Shah asks Gandhinagar authorities Ahmedabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said he has instructed the officials of Gujarat's Gandhinagar district to take steps to contain the cases of cholera, which has so far claimed five lives in Kalol town.

BOM10 MH-HC-AIRPORTS HC: Let new minister consider formulating policy for naming airports as his first task Mumbai: The Bombay High Court said on Friday that the Union government must come up with a uniform policy to name airports across the country and the new civil aviation minister should give top priority to this task.

BOM9 MH-AIRPORT-KAPIL PATIL Union minister Kapil Patil backs demand to name Navi Mumbai airport after local leader Thane: BJP MP Kapil Patil, who was inducted in the Union cabinet in the latest reshuffle and expansion, on Friday supported the demand to name the under-construction Navi Mumbai airport after late D B Patil, a local leader.

BOM7 MH-CABINET-PANKAJA MUNDE Not upset; I accept party's decision: Pankaja on sister not getting berth in Union Cabinet Mumbai: BJP leader Pankaja Munde on Friday said she was not upset with the party leadership's decision of not including her younger sister and two-time MP Pritam Munde into the Union council of ministers, but admitted that there was 'negativity' among her supporters due to it.

BOM6 MH-CABINET-MUNDE-SENA Karad's induction in Union cabinet aimed at ending Pankaja's political career, alleges Sena Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday alleged that the inclusion of BJP's Rajya Sabha member Bhagwat Karad into the Union council of ministers, instead of late leader Gopinath Munde's daughter and two-time MP Pritam Munde, was a plan to finish off the political career of her sister Pankaja Munde, a former Maharashtra minister.

BOM5 GJ-AMIT SHAH-VISIT Amit Shah to be on three-day Gujarat visit from Saturday Ahmedabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be on a three-day visit to his home state Gujarat from Saturday to take part in a host of programmes, including Lord Jagannath's rath yatra here on July 12, officials said.

BOM4 MP-LIQUOR SMUGGLING-TRAIN IMFL, shown as medicine consignment, smuggled into MP from Delhi in superfast train; 3 held Bhopal: Three men have been arrested for allegedly smuggling Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) in large quantity from Delhi to Bhopal by booking a parcel bogie in a superfast train after showing it as a consignment of medicine, police said on Friday.

BOM3 MH-ACCIDENT Four dead in car-truck collision in Maharashtra's Akola Akola: Four men were killed after their car collided with a truck at a village in Akola district of Maharashtra in the wee hours of Friday, police said.

BES5 MP-GUV-NATH Apprised MP Guv on feeling of insecurity among SC-ST communities: Kamal Nath Bhopal: Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Friday met newly-appointed Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Patel and apprised him of the 'feeling of insecurity' among people from the SC and ST communities in the state allegedly due to the record number of incidents taking place against them under the Shivraj Singh Chouhan dispensation. PTI RSY RSY

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