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MDS18 TN-POLLS-LD MODI DMK and Congress leaders keep insulting women, says Modi in TN rally Madurai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched yet another blistering attack on the DMK and Congress, charging that their leaders 'keep insulting women', while pointing out that the NDA schemes are aimed at empowering women.

MDS15 KL-POLL-MODI People of Kerala fed up with LDF, UDF; want change and development agenda of BJP: PM Modi Konni (Ker): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the ruling LDF and opposition UDF in Kerala, saying the people were fed up with the two fronts and wanted the development agenda of the BJP.

MDS6 TN-DMK-TAX-SEARCHES DMK slams Centre for 'income tax searches' in the residence of party chief Stalin's daughter Vellore (TN): The DMK on Friday condemned the Central government for 'searches' by income tax officials in the residence of party chief M K Stalin's daughter Senthamarai in Chennai and alleged it has a 'political objective.' MDS1 TN-POLL-DMK-STALIN-SEGMENT DMK goes for the kill in Stalin's Kolathur segment, AIADMK banks on warhorse, Aadi Rajaram Chennai: The DMK men are in an upbeat mood in the Kolathur constituency and bullish about their party president M K Stalin's re-election for the third straight time from this city segment which they say he nurtured for a decade though being in the opposition. By V Gangadharan MDS2 TL-VIRUS-CASES COVID-19: Telangana reports 965 fresh cases, 5 deaths take toll to 1,706 Hyderabad: Telangana recorded 965 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single day spike so far this year, pushing the tally to over 3.08 lakh, while the death toll rose to 1,706 with five more fatalities, the state government said on Friday.

MDS4 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry adds 213 new COVID-19 cases, death toll rises to 684 Puducherry: Puducherry reported 213 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours while one more patient succumbed to the virus pushing the toll to 684, a top Health department official said on Friday.

MDS11 KL-POLL-VIJAYAN-CONSTITUENCY Kerala polls: It is CM Pinarayi Vijayan vs others in Dharmadam Kannur: Some high-profile segments are like that only.

Nobody is bothered about the poll results there but only about the victory margin gained by the VIP candidate against his/her rivals.

Dharmadam, the home turf of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the politically volatile northern Kannur district, is also one such constituency in poll-bound Kerala, where the election result seems to be too predictable. By Lekshmi Gopalakrishnan.

MES1 KA-VACCINE-DOCTOR Health official suspended for giving Covid vaccine to K'taka Minister at home Bengaluru: The health official who had given a COVID- 19 vaccine to Karnataka Agriculture Minister B C Patil and his wife at their residence in violation of vaccination norms has been suspended.PTI SS PTI PTI