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Mumbai, Jul 20 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM10 MH-LD RAJ KUNDRA Kundra sent in police custody till July 23; cops say he profited from porn films biz Mumbai: Businessman Raj Kundra, arrested in a case related to alleged creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps, was on Tuesday remanded in police custody till July 23 by a Mumbai court, after the crime branch alleged he was making financial gains through this illegal business.

BOM11 MH-PEGASUS-FADNAVIS Maharashtra Govt did not avail of NSO's services till I was CM: Fadnavis Mumbai: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said Maharashtra government did not avail of the services the private Israeli firm NSO, which licenses its military-grade Pegasus spyware to governments for tracking terrorists and criminals, as long as he was the state chief minister.

BOM4 CG-NAXAL-ENCOUNTER Chhattisgarh: ITBP jawan killed in encounter with Naxals Narayanpur: A jawan of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was killed and an assistant sub-inspector injured in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district on Tuesday, police said.

BOM8 CG-MISSING-NAXAL Chhattisgarh: 7 villagers untraceable in Sukma; Naxal hand suspected Raipur: At least seven people from a village in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district are 'untraceable' since the last two days and are suspected to have been abducted by Naxals, police said on Tuesday.

BOM7 MH-HC-HOME VACCINATION Home vaccination for bed-ridden people to start in Mumbai from Aug 1: Maha to HC Mumbai: The Maharashtra government and the Mumbai civic body told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday that they would start door-to-door vaccination against COVID-19 for bed-ridden and immobile people in the city as a pilot project from August 1.

BOM3 MH-CM-LD PRAYERS Maha CM performs 'maha puja' at Pandharpur temple, prays for end of COVID-19 Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday performed the 'maha puja' of Lord Vitthal and Goddess Rukmini at a temple in Pandharpur town of Solapur district on the occasion of 'Ashadhi Ekadashi', and prayed to God for an end to the COVID-19 crisis and good health of everyone in the state.

BOM5 GJ-VACCINE-ARREST Guj: Shopkeeper arrested for not taking vaccine against COVID-19 Ahmedabad: Police have arrested a shopkeeper in Gujarat's Kutch district for not taking vaccine against COVID-19, against the backdrop of the state government setting July 31 as the deadline for people in such businesses to get their first jab.

LGB1 MH-HC-EID-ANIMAL SACRIFICE HC refuses to interfere in BMC decision to limit animals sacrifices for Bakri Eid Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to interfere in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) decision to impose restrictions on the number of animals to be sacrificed at the Deonar abattoir in the city for Bakri Eid.

BES9 GJ-VIRUS-BSF Guj: 52 BSF jawans test positive for COVID-19 in two weeks Ahmedabad: At least 52 jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) from a battalion of 433 have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks at Palanpur in Gujarat's Banaskantha district, an official said on Tuesday. PTI RSY RSY

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