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Mumbai, Jul 5 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM8 MH-STAN SWAMY-DEAD Stan Swamy dead: Hospital tells Bombay High Court Mumbai: Jesuit priest Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, has died, an official of a hospital where he was being treated informed the Bombay High Court on Monday.

BOM14 MH-ASSEMBLY-LD SUSPENSION 12 BJP MLAs suspended from Maha Assembly for 1 year for 'misbehaving' with presiding officer Mumbai: Twelve BJP MLAs were suspended from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for one year after the state government accused them of 'misbehaving' with presiding officer Bhaskar Jadhav in the Speaker's chamber on Monday.

BOM13 MH-ASSEMBLY-QUOTA CEILING-RESOLUTION Maha House passes resolution asking Centre to bring amendment to remove 50% ceiling on quotas Mumbai: The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a resolution urging the Centre to bring a Constitutional amendment to remove the 50 per cent ceiling on caste-based reservations set earlier by the Supreme Court as it is coming in the way of granting quota to the SEBC category comprising Marathas.

BOM16 MH-SESSION-LD OBC RESOLUTION OBC quota issue: Maha legislature passes resolution to seek 2011 census data from Centre Mumbai: The Maharashtra legislature on Monday passed a resolution urging the Centre to provide the 2011 Census data to enable the State Backward Class Commission to prepare empirical data of the OBC population, in a bid to restore political reservations for its members in local bodies, amid opposition by the BJP which termed the move 'politically motivated' and accused the MVA government of shirking its responsibility towards the cause of the quota.

BOM3 MH-ASSEMBLY-OPPOSITION Oppn targets Maha govt over MPSC aspirant's suicide, short duration of monsoon session Mumbai: The two-day monsoon session of the Maharashtra Assembly got off to a stormy start on Monday with Leader of the Opposition Devendra Fadnavis targeting the state government over an MPSC aspirant's suicide and the short duration of the session.

BOM6 MH-COUNCIL-MPSC-BJP MPSC aspirant's suicide: BJP raises issue in Maha Council, seeks stand of state govt Mumbai: Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council Pravin Darekar on Monday expressed concern over the suicide of an MPSC aspirant and sought the state government's stand over the issue of pending public service commission exams and appointments of eligible candidates.

BOM12 CG-HC-WIDOW-PROPERTY Woman's rights over deceased husband's property cease if remarriage proven: Chhattisgarh HC Bilaspur: The Chhattisgarh High Court has observed that rights of a woman over the property of her deceased husband would cease if her remarriage is 'strictly proven' as per the law.

BOM15 MH-HC-CBI-DESHMUKH Corruption case: HC says duty of CBI to probe all, not just Anil Deshmukh Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday said it is the CBI's duty to investigate not just former home minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh, but everyone allegedly involved in corruption in the matter related to him, and sought to know progress of the ongoing probe against the NCP leader.

BOM10 MH-RAUT-ANALOGY Sena-BJP ties like Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao relationship: Sanjay Raut Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday evoked the post-divorce relationship between actor Aaamir Khan and Kiran Rao to stress that the political paths of his party and BJP are separate but friendship remains between the former alliance partners.

BOM4 MH-MUSIC EVENT-JALEEL Maha: FIR for COVID-19 norms violation at musical event attended by Aurangabad MP Aurangabad: Police have registered a case for COVID-19 protocols violation in connection with a musical programme held over the weekend at Aurangabad in Maharashtra where local AIMIM MP Imtiaz Jaleel was also present.

BES4 GJ-VIRUS-CM-OXYGEN Plan to install 300 oxygen plants for possible COVID-19 third wave: Guj CM Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government plans to install 300 pressure swing absorption (PSA) oxygen plants in the state to tackle a possible third wave of the coronavirus infection, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Monday. PTI RSY RSY

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