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MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana adds 3,187 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths push toll to 1,759 Hyderabad: Fresh COVID-19 cases in Telangana breached the 3,000-mark with 3,187 new infections pushing the tally to over 3.27 lakh, while the toll rose to 1,759 with seven more fatalities, the state government said on Sunday.

MDS3 KA-TRANSPORT-STRIKE K'taka: RTC employees strike enters fifth day, bus services continue to be hit Bengaluru: Bus services remained largely hit across Karnataka on Sunday too, as strike by employees of the road transport corporations on wage related issues, entered its fifth day.

MDS4 KA-VIRUS-CM PM speaks to Yediyurappa, suggests focus on micro containment zones to control COVID Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suggested focusing on micro containment zones to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection in the state.

MDS5 KL-FLIGHT-TYRE Kozhikode-bound AIE flight diverted to Kochi after tyre issue Kochi: A Kozhikode-bound Air India Express (AIE) flight from Riyadh was diverted and landed at the international Airport here in the wee hours of Sunday after the pilot detected a fault in one of its tyres mid-air, sources said.

MDS6 TN-VIRUS-CONG-CANDIDATE Congress candidate in TN Assembly polls, Madhava Rao dies of COVID-19 Chennai: Congress party's Srivilliputhur constituency candidate in the April 6 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, P S W Madhava Rao died on Sunday due to COVID-19 complications, his family said.

MDS7 KL-CHOPPER-LD CRASH Chopper crash lands in Kerala Kochi: A helicopter carrying prominent NRI businessman M A Yusuff Ali, his wife and four others crash-landed at a marshy land near here on Sunday morning, police said.

MES4 KA-SUMMER-OFFICES New timings for govt offices in certain districts due to heat Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Sunday said its offices in certain northern districts of the State would function from 8 AM to 1.30 PM from April 12 till May-end because of the summer heat.PTI SS PTI PTI