NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM WESTERN REGION AT 1700 HRS

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Mumbai, May 23 (PTI) Top stories from the western region at 1700 hrs.

BOM1 MP-LOCKDOWN-MIGRANTS Have brought back over 5 lakh migrant workers to MP: Govt Bhopal, May 23 (PTI) Over five lakh migrant workers from Madhya Pradesh, who were stranded in different parts of the country due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, have been brought back to their home state, a government official said on Saturday.

BOM3 MP-VIRUS-INDORE-CASES Indore COVID-19 count nears 3,000 with 83 new cases Indore, May 23 (PTI) With 83 more people testing positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Indore, the overall COVID-19 case count in the worst-hit district in Madhya Pradesh has climbed to 2,933, an official said on Saturday.

BOM4 GJ-VIRUS-PHARMA-DEATHS Gujarat: Three employees of Cadila Pharma die of COVID-19 Ahmedabad, May 23 (PTI) Three employees of Cadila Pharmaceuticals' Dholka-based plant near here in Gujarat have died of coronavirus infection, the company said on Saturday.

BOM7 CG-NAXAL-ENCOUNTER Two naxals killed in encounter with police in Chhattisgarh Raipur, May 23 (PTI) Two Naxals, one of them carrying a reward on his head, were on Saturday gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said.

BOM8 MH-GOVERNOR-LD RAUT Maha CM and Governor share father-son relations: Sanjay Raut (Eds: Adds details) Mumbai, May 23 (PTI) Shiv Sena senior leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday met with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan here, days after Chief Minister and Sena president Uddhav Thackeray skipped a meeting called by the governor to assess the government's preparedness to tackle the COVID-19 crisis.

LGB2 GJ-HC-MIGRANTS-ALLOWANCE Guj: 7,512 of 22.5 lakh migrants eligible for travel allowance Ahmedabad, May 23 (PTI) Of 22.5 lakh migrant workers in Gujarat, only 7,512 were registered under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (IMW) Act and were thus eligible for travel allowance, the state government has informed the Gujarat High Court. PTI KRK KRK KRK