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Mumbai, Jul 14 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM7 MP-SCHOOLS REOPEN-GOVT Schools for classes 11 and 12 to reopen in MP from July 26 with 50% capacity: CM Bhopal: Schools for classes 11 and 12 in Madhya Pradesh will reopen with 50 per cent capacity beginning July 26 given a significant fall in the daily COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Wednesday.

BOM10 MH-RAUT-POLLS Forming consensus on face to take on BJP in 2024 polls a big task: Sanjay Raut Mumbai: Amid speculation over the likely formation of a third front, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said bringing all the opposition parties together and forming a consensus on a face to take on the BJP in the 2024 general elections is a huge task given that every regional party considers itself a king and tries to 'dictate terms'.

BOM6 GA-LD KEJRIWAL Every Goa family will get free power up to 300 units a month if AAP voted to power: Kejriwal Panaji: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said each family in Goa will get up to 300 units of electricity free per month if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is voted to power in the state Assembly elections, due in February next year.

BOM8 MH-PATOLE-NCP Maha: Nana Patole fires veiled barb at NCP, says Congress was cheated in 2014 Mumbai: In a veiled attack on the ally Nationalist Congress Party in the context of a past assembly election, Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole on Wednesday said his party was 'cheated' in 2014 and it is now preparing for the 2024 general elections keeping that in mind.

BOM5 GA-KEJRIWAL-CHURCH Was told that DDA razed church; Delhi govt has no control over it: Kejriwal Panaji: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday assured justice in a matter related to the demolition of a church in Chattarpur area of Delhi saying the action was taken by the Delhi Development Authority which comes under the Central government.

BOM11 CG-POPULATION-LD CM BJP opposed sterilisation drive in 1970s, raising population issue for UP polls: C'garh CM Raipur/Nagpur: Amid push for a population control policy by some BJP-ruled states, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday said had the BJP not opposed the sterilisation drive in the 1970s the population would have not increased so much and accused the saffron party of raising the issue with an eye on the next year's Uttar Pradesh elections.

BOM12 MH-KAREENA-COMPLAINT Police complaint filed against Kareena Kapoor in Beed over book title Beed: A Christian group has taken objection to the title of a book written by actress Kareena Kapoor and filed a police complaint in Beed city of Maharashtra against her and two others on Wednesday, accusing them of hurting religious sentiments of the community, an official said.

BOM4 GA-KEJRIWAL-SIDHU Feel encouraged that even opposition leaders are praising AAP: Kejriwal on Navjot Sidhu Panaji: Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he felt 'encouraged' as even opposition leaders are talking about his party, a day after Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted that the AAP has always recognised his vision and work for Punjab.

BOM1 MH-SLAB COLLAPSE Maha: Three injured as slab of building collapses Thane: At least three persons, including a seven-year-old girl, were injured when the slab of their flat collapsed in Ulhasnagar township in Thane district of Maharashtra, a civic official said on Wednesday. PTI RSY RSY

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