NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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Mumbai, Jun 23 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM1 MH-VIRUS-DELTA PLUS VARIANT No sufficient data to be alarmed about Delta Plus variant: Maha COVID-19 task force member Mumbai: Maharashtra COVID-19 task force member Dr Shashank Joshi on Wednesday said there is no sufficient data available to be alarmed about the 'Delta Plus' variant of coronavirus.

BOM8 MH-HC-CBI-DESHMUKH Corruption case: Deshmukh says allegations against him caused 'heartburn' in Maha police force Mumbai: Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, who is facing a CBI probe over charges of corruption and misconduct, told the Bombay High Court on Wednesday that the allegations against him had caused 'heartburn' in the entire state police machinery.

BOM9 MH-LOCAL BODIES-BYPOLLS Maha: Dates announced for bypolls to seats in local bodies post quashing of OBC quota by SC Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Election Commission has decided to hold elections to five Zilla Parishads and bypolls to the seats in 33 Panchayat Samitis that were rendered vacant and converted into general category following the Supreme Court's verdict of quashing OBC reservation in local bodes on July 19.

BOM7 MH-BJP-FRONT-CONG Bid to form opposition front without Cong will help BJP: Nana Patole Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole on Wednesday said any attempt to form an 'anti-BJP front' without his party will indirectly help the BJP.

BOM5 GA-VIRUS-DELTA PLUS COVID-19 'Delta Plus' variant: Goa steps up monitoring along Maha border Panaji: The Goa government has increased surveillance along the border adjoining Maharashtra in the wake of the neighbouring state reporting cases of the COVID-19 'Delta Plus' variant, which is considered highly infectious.

BOM2 MH-FLATS-TATA HOSPITAL Maha CM stays allotment of 100 flats in MHADA buildings to Tata cancer hospital Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has stayed the transfer of 100 MHADA flats here to the Tata Memorial Hospital for providing temporary accommodation to cancer patients undergoing treatment there.

BOM4 GJ-HC-VACCINE-IAF Guj HC notice to IAF on plea of its employee unwilling to take COVID-19 vaccine Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has issued a notice to the Indian Air Force on a petition filed by one of its personnel posted in Jamnagar, challenging the show cause notice issued to him for termination of service after he expressed his unwillingness to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

BOM3 MP-VACCINATION-SALARY No vaccine, no salary: Ujjain collector tells govt staff Ujjain: In a bid to achieve the target of 100 per cent vaccination against COVID-19, the Ujjain district administration in Madhya Pradesh has issued an order saying government employees will not get their salaries from next month if they are not inoculated.

BOM6 GJ-HOSPITAL-HARASSMENT-ARREST Guj: Hospital HR manager, supervisor held held for seeking sexual favours from woman attendant Jamnagar: An HR manager and a supervisor of a government hospital in Gujarat's Jamnagar city were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly making advances and demanding sexual favours from a woman attendant of the facility, police said. PTI RSY RSY

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