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Mumbai, Jul 7 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM14 2NDLD DILIP KUMAR Cinema legend Dilip Kumar dies at 98, tributes pour in Mumbai: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who embodied the best of India through his films and seven decades in public life, died at a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday after prolonged illness. He was 98.

BOM1 DILIP KUMAR-OBITUARY Dilip Kumar: Actor and star who grew with India as it evolved Mumbai: He was more than a star, more than just an actor even. Dilip Kumar, or Yousuf Khan as he was born, was the legend who epitomised the composite culture of India, both in his films that explored stories of rebellion, hope and love and in his seven decades in public life.

BOM7 MH-ELGAR-ACCUSED-PROTEST Maha: Elgar case accused observe hunger strike in jail against 'institutional murder' of Stan Swamy Mumbai: Ten accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case went on a one-day hunger strike in the Taloja jail in neighbouring Navi Mumbai on Wednesday to protest against what they termed as an 'institutional murder' of co-accused Jesuit priest Stan Swamy.

BOM1 MH-HC-LAND-ENCROACHMENT Is state land 'paternal property' of executive? HC asks Maha govt Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has pulled up the Maharashtra government and the Mumbai civic body over rampant illegal construction in the city, saying it appeared the 'state's property was the paternal property of the executive'.

BOM10 MH-DILIP KUMAR-KOSHYARI 'Mughal-E- Azam' only film I watched: Maha Governor in tribute to Dilip Kumar Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Wednesday described Dilip Kumar as ‘Mahanayak' of his generation, adding the actor's ‘Mughal-E- Azam' remains the only film he has watched.

BOM15 MP-CITIZENSHIP-PAKISTANI MIGRANTS MP: Six Pakistani migrants granted Indian citizenship Bhopal: Six Pakistani migrants, living in Madhya Pradesh for decades, were granted Indian citizenship on Wednesday under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), officials said.

BOM11 MH-BJP-KRIPASHANKAR Maha: Ex-Congress minister Kripashankar Singh joins BJP Mumbai: Former Congress leader Kripashankar Singh, who was the minister of state for home in the previous Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra, joined the BJP on Wednesday.

BOM12 GA-DILIP KUMAR-CM Indian cinema lost prolific entertainer in Dilip Kumar: Goa CM Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has condoled the death of legendary actor and 'prolific entertainer' Dilip Kumar.

BOM6 MH-TIGER-ATTACK Man killed in tiger attack; 2nd incident in 2 days Nagpur: A 62 year-old-man was mauled to death by a tiger at a forest in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district, the second such incident in two days, officials said on Wednesday.

BOM9 MH-HC-DOCTORS-PROTECTION Maha forming expert cell to protect doctors against complaints by patients' kin: Govt tells HC Mumbai: The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court on Wednesday that it was in the process of constituting a special cell to protect doctors against unwarranted police complaints and FIRs filed by kin of patients.

BOM13 GA-VIRUS-SCHEME COVID-19: Goa announces one-time financial aid for unorganised workers Panaji: The Goa cabinet on Wednesday approved a scheme for providing one-time financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to workers from marginalised and unorganised sectors who have lost their livelihood due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BOM5 GJ-CGST-BRIBE Guj: 2 CGST officials caught taking Rs 2.5 lakh bribe from businessman in Vadodara Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau has arrested a superintendent and an inspector posted at the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) office in Vadodara for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 2.5 lakh from a snacks factory owner, the ACB said on Wednesday.

BES3 GA-VACCINATION-FIGURES Goa crosses 10 lakh-mark in COVID-19 vaccination Panaji: Goa has achieved the milestone of administering 10 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the coastal state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said. PTI RSY RSY

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