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Mumbai, May 25 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM7 MH-BLACK FUNGUS-LD MEDICINE Maha to get 60,000 vials of drug for mucormycosis from June 1 through global tender: Tope Mumbai: Maharashtra would get 60,000 vials of Amphotericin-B, the key drug for the treatment of mucormycosis patients, from June 1 onwards through the global tender floated by the government in addition to the allocation made by the Centre, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Tuesday.

BOM5 GJ-VIRUS-PROCESSION-ARREST Gujarat: Villagers take out religious procession for coronavirus 'protection'; 83 held Himmatnagar (Gujarat): More than 80 people were arrested after a social media video showed them participating in a religious procession for performing a ritual to 'protect' their village from the scourge of coronavirus in Prantij taluka in Gujarat's Sabarkantha district, police said on Tuesday.

BOM1 CG-LOCKDOWN-RELAXATION Curbs eased in Chhattisgarh districts with 8 pc or less COVID-19 positivity rate Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government has allowed opening of all markets and shops till 6 pm in those districts where the COVID-19 case positivity rate has come down to eight per cent or less than it, an official said on Tuesday.

BOM2 MH-PHONE TAPPING-IPS OFFICER Phone tapping case: Mumbai police record statement of IPS officer Rashmi Shukla Mumbai: The Mumbai cyber police have recorded the statement of senior IPS officer Rashmi Shukla in connection with a case of illegal phone tapping and alleged leaking of sensitive documents related to police postings, official said on Tuesday.

BOM6 MH-HC-LOCKDOWN-TRADERS HC seeks reply of Maha govt, BMC on reliefs for traders amid COVID-19 curbs Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government and the Mumbai civic body to file their replies to a petition moved by a traders' body seeking several reliefs during the ongoing lockdown-like restrictions in the state.

BOM8 MP-VIRUS-POSITIVITY RATE MP's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 3.39 pc in over 10 days Bhopal: The COVID-19 positivity rate in Madhya Pradesh has dropped to 3.39 per cent from 13.8 per cent on May 13, according to the state government.

BOM3 GJ-FIRE-SLUM Fire in slum colony in Ahmedabad; over 80 shanties gutted, no casualty Ahmedabad: More than 80 shanties at a slum colony in Ahmedabad were destroyed after a massive fire broke out there on Tuesday morning, a fire official said.

BES3 MH-TOOLKIT-SENA Toolkit used by BJP to target opponents, alleges Raut Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday alleged that social media or 'toolkits' were used by the BJP to target opponents, adding that when it faced a backlash, it put pressure through various ways. PTI RSY RSY