NEWS HIGHLIGHTS-WESTERN REGION AT 1700 HRS

Mumbai, Feb 15 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 hrs.

BOM 1 GJ-RSS BUILDING-BHAGWAT Bhagwat inaugurates new Gujarat RSS headquarter building Ahmedabad: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat inaugurated the newly-constructed Gujarat headquarter building of the Sangh- Dr Hedgewar Bhavan-here on Saturday.

BOM 3 MP-BJP-APPOINTMENT Vishnu Dutt Sharma appointed new chief of BJP''s MP unit Bhopal: BJP's Madhya Pradesh general secretary and MP from Khajuraho, Vishnu Dutt Sharma, was appointed as the state unit chief of the party on Saturday.

BOM 4 MH-KHARGE Amend law to make reservation mandatory for states: Kharge Mumbai: Congress general secretary Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday demanded that the Centre amend law to make it mandatory for the states to implement reservation as envisaged under the Constitution.

BOM 5 GJ-JUSTICE CHANDRACHUD-DISSENT Blanket labelling of dissent as anti-national hurts ethos of democracy: Justice Chandrachud Ahmedabad: Calling dissent a 'safety valve' of democracy, Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud on Saturday said 'blanket labelling' of dissent as anti-national or anti-democratic strikes at the 'heart' of the country's commitment to protect Constitutional values and promote deliberative democracy.

BES 5 MH-PAWAR-UDDHAV Day after spat on NIA taking over Elgar case, Pawar-Maha CM share stage Jalgaon: NCP president Sharad Pawar shared a stage with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, a day after criticising him for allowing the transfer of the Elgar Parishad case probe to the National Investigation Agency. PTI NSK NSK