NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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

BOM10 MH-MONSOON-2NDLD MUMBAI Heavy rains, water-logging mark arrival of monsoon in Mumbai; IMD issues red alert Mumbai: The south-west monsoon arrived in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Wednesday, the IMD announced as heavy rains lashed the city and suburbs since early morning, causing water-logging at many places and disrupting local train services.

BOM11 MH-AGRI LAW-GOVT Maha govt will amend agri law to protect interest of farmers: minister Mumbai: The Maharashtra government will amend its agriculture law to protect farmers and APMCs as the three Central farm laws are not in the interest of agriculturists, state Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said on Wednesday.

BOM5 MH-HC-VACCINATION-HOME Carry out 'surgical strike' on coronavirus: HC to Centre Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said the Centre's approach against coronavirus, which is the society's biggest enemy at present, should be 'like a surgical strike' instead of standing at the borders waiting for the virus to come out.

BOM7 MH-HC-VACCINATION-SOPS What steps taken to publicise SOPs for vaccinating people without prescribed IDs? HC to govt Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra and Union governments what steps they had taken to inform citizens about the Centre's SOPs on COVID-19 vaccination for people who do not possess one of the seven identity cards prescribed for the purpose.

BOM4 GJ-HC-ASSEMBLY-PIL Guj Assembly opposes plea for live telecast of its proceedings Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Legislative Assembly has opposed a PIL seeking live telecast of its proceedings and sharing of other documents online, saying it is its discretion to determine what information it deems fit to be published.

BOM3 MP-HIJACK-THREAT Man threatens to hijack planes from Bhopal, Indore airports Bhopal: Police have detained a 34-year-old man for allegedly threatening to hijack planes from Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal and Indore airports and take them to Pakistan, an official said on Wednesday.

BOM6 MH-UTILITY COACH-FIRE Maha: Fire in rail utility coach on Konkan route; no casualty Mumbai: A utility coach used for electrification work caught fire near a station on the Konkan Railway route in Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district on Wednesday morning, disrupting movement of trains for some time, an official said.

BES7 MH-SENA-PM-UDDHAV Sena says it values personal relations irrespective of political stand Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said it has always valued personal relations irrespective of political affiliations and Tuesday's one-on-meeting between Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was part of personal relations as well as protocol.

BES11 CG-ACCIDENT-TRACTOR 3 killed, 13 injured as tractor overturns in Chhattisgarh Dantewada: Three people, including a teenaged girl, were killed and 13 others injured after a tractor-trolley in which they were travelling overturned in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, a police official said on Wednesday.

BES6 MP-ACCIDENT-DEATHS MP: 3 killed, one hurt in bike accident in Betul district Betul: Two men and a 10-year-old girl were killed, while another minor was injured, when the motorcycle they were travelling on rammed into a stationary truck in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district, police said on Wednesday. PTI RSY RSY

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