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

BOM12 MH-ED-DESHMUKH-SECRETARY ED questions ex-Maha home minister Deshmukh's personal secretary Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday questioned the personal secretary of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in a money laundering case registered against the latter, sources said.

BOM8 MH-COLLAPSE-LD RESCUE Ceiling collapses in south Mumbai building; 35 rescued, nobody injured Mumbai: Thirty-five persons were rescued after a major portion of the third floor ceiling in a five-storey building that was undergoing repairs, collapsed in south Mumbai's Fort area on Friday, a fire brigade official said.

BOM6 GJ-VACCINATION-DEADLINE COVID-19: Guj govt sets vaccination deadline for people involved in professional activities Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government has made it mandatory for the people involved in “professional activities” in the state's 18 cities and towns, which continue to remain under coronavirus-induced night curfew, to get themselves vaccinated against the virus by June 30.

BOM7 MH-CENTRAL AGENCIES-RAUT Ram temple land purchase a fit case for CBI, ED probe: Raut Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said the alleged financial irregularities in the purchase of land by the Ram temple trust in Ayodhya was a “fit case” for probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as well as the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

BOM9 MH-CENTRAL AGENCIES-NCP BJP using central investigative agencies to target political opponents: NCP Aurangabad: The NCP on Friday slammed the BJP, saying that it has the “habit” of using the investigative agencies and “targeting” the political rivals.

BOM11 GJ-PAYAL ROHATGI-ARREST Guj: Actor Payal Rohatgi arrested for `threatening' residents of housing society Ahmedabad: Bollywood actor Payal Rohatgi was arrested by the Ahmedabad city police on Friday for allegedly threatening the residents of her housing society, an official said.

BOM3 MH-WAZE-ACB-INQUIRY Disproportionate assets case: ACB begins open inquiry against dismissed Mumbai cop Waze Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has initiated an open inquiry against dismissed Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, an official said on Friday.

BOM4 MH-TUGBOAT-FIR Mumbai: Owner of tugboat that sank during cyclone Tauktae booked for culpable homicide Mumbai: A case of culpable homicide has been registered in Mumbai against the owner of Varaprada tugboat that sank in the Arabian Sea during last month's cyclone Tauktae, in which 11 persons were killed, an official said on Friday.

BOM10 MP-RAIN-ALERT Heavy rain alert for several MP districts Bhopal: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued an`orange' alert of heavy to very heavy rainfall for several districts in Madhya Pradesh and also a `yellow' alert of heavy rain in some other areas.

BOM5 GA-VIRUS-DELTA PLUS Goa govt to carry out ‘stringent monitoring' at state borders against Delta Plus variant Panaji: The Goa government on Friday said it will ensure “stringent monitoring” along the borders of the state so that it continues to remain free from the Delta Plus variant of coronavirus.

LGB2 MH-COURT-DRUGS-KASKAR Court remands Iqbal Kaskar in seven-day NCB custody in drugs case Mumbai: A court at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra on Friday remanded Iqbal Kaskar, underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother, in the custody of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for seven days to facilitate his questioning in a drugs case.

LGB1 MP-HC-JUDGES Six new judges take oath in MP High Court Jabalpur: Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq on Friday administered oath of office to six newly-appointed judges in a ceremony held here. PTI RSY RSY

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