NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM WESTERN REGION AT 1700 HRS

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

BOM7 MH-CORONAVIRUS-AURANGABAD Maha: Woman tests positive for coronavirus in Aurangabad Mumbai: A 59-year-old woman tested positive for coronavirus in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra on Sunday, a state health official said.

BOM18 MH-CORONAVIRUS-MAN Coronavirus: Sample of Maha man who died in quarantine tests negative Buldhana: The sample of a 71-year-old man who died on Saturday while under quarantine in Buldhana in Maharashtra for suspected exposure to novel coronavirus has returned negative, a health official said on Sunday.

BOM14 MH-CORONAVIRUS-LD TOURS-POLICE Coronavirus: Mumbai cops invoke section 144 to ban group tours (Eds: Adding details) Mumbai: In the wake of coronavirus scare, the Mumbai Police on Sunday invoked section 144 of the CrPC to prohibit tour operators from conducting any kind of group tours to foreign or domestic destinations till March 31, an official said.

BOM11 MH-CORONAVIRUS-RAILWAY Coronavirus: Railways start disinfecting Mumbai train coaches Mumbai: As the battle against coronavirus intensifies, the railway authorities in Mumbai have started disinfecting local trains, which carry around 80 lakh suburban commuters everyday, as well as long distance trains.

BOM9 MP-CONG-2NDLD MLAS RETURN MP political crisis: Cong MLAs return to Bhopal from Jaipur (Eds: With updates) Bhopal: A day before the budget session of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly begins, the Congress MLAs, who had been camping in Jaipur amid the political crisis being faced by the Kamal Nath government, returned to Bhopal on Sunday.

BOM16 GJ-CONG MLAS-RESIGNATION Four Gujarat Cong MLAs resign from Assembly ahead of RS polls Ahmedabad: Four Congress MLAs in Gujarat have tendered their resignation to Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi ahead of the election to the four Rajya Sabha seats in the state to be held on March 26.

BOM8 MP-BJP-WHIP MP: BJP issues whip, asks MLAs to be present during Assembly Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh BJP Legislature Party on Sunday issued a whip to all its MLAs to remain present in the House during the Assembly session that begins on Monday, and vote in favour of party during the trust vote.

BES2 CG-ACCIDENT-DEATHS C'garh: 4 dead, 22 injured as pick-up van overturns in Jashpur Raigarh: Three women and a 5-year-old boy were killed and 22 people were injured when their pick-up van overturned in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, police said on Sunday. PTI NSK NSK