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MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana reports 5,093 new coronavirus cases, 15 deaths push toll to 1,824 Hyderabad: COVID-19 cases in Telangana breached the 5,000-mark with 5,093 fresh infections, the highest ever in a single day spike pushing the tally to over 3.51 lakh, while the toll rose to 1,824 with 15 more fatalities.

MDS2 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry adds 663 fresh COVID-19 cases, overall tally goes up to 47,771 Puducherry: Puducherry registered 663 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 47,771, a senior official of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services said on Sunday.

MDS3 TN-MODI-STALIN DMK chief Stalin urges PM Modi to dispatch 20 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses to TN Chennai: DMK president M K Stalin on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct officials to send 20 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses 'requisitioned' by the Tamil Nadu government immediately and ensure supplies commensurate with the state's population.

MES4 KA-CM-HEALTH K'taka CM Yediyurappa in hospital for COVID treatment is stable and recovering Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa who is undergoing treatment for coronavirus at a private hospital is now stable and recovering, his office said on Sunday.

MES3 KL-VIRUS-GOVERNOR-EXAMS COVID-19: Kerala Governor asks varsities to postpone exams Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Sunday requested Vice-Chancellors of various universities to postpone all offline examinations due to the soaring COVID-19 cases amid call by the Opposition Congress to cancel all the examinations.

MES1 KA-ARREST-REMDESIVIR Three arrested for hoarding, blackmarketing Remdesivir, vital for COVID treatment Bengaluru: Three people who hoarded Remdesivir injections, vital for COVID patients in critical stages, and were selling it for Rs 10,500 per vial have been arrested, a senior police officer said.PTI SS PTI PTI