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MDS5 KL-LD-CONG-CANDIDATE-DEMISE Congress candidate from Kerala's Nilambur V V Prakash dies of heart attack Malappuram (Kerala): Senior Congress leader and Opposition UDF candidate from Nilambur V V Prakash died of a heart attack this morning, party sources said.

MDS3 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana logs 7,994 new COVID-19 cases, 58 deaths take toll to 2,208 Hyderabad: Telangana reported7,994 fresh COVID-19 casestaking the tally to over 4.27 lakh while the toll stood at 2,208 with 58 more casualties, the state government said on Thursday.

MDS6 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry adds 1,122 fresh Covid-19 cases, overall tally rises to 57,427 Puducherry: The union territory of Puducherry registered 1,122 new Covid-19 cases during the last 24 hours pushing up the overall tally to 57,427, a senior official of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services said on Thursday.

MDS7 KL-FISHERMEN-COASTGUARD 11 TN fishermen in missing fishing boat safe, being brought back to Kanyakumari: Coast Guard Kochi: Eleven Tamil Nadu fishermen who went missing after their boat was allegedly hit by a ship off the Oman coast last week are safe and they are being brought to Kanyakumari, the Indian Coast Guard said on Thursday.

MDS8 KA-VIRUS-MINISTERS Karnataka ministers to donate one year salary for COVID-19 relief work Bengaluru: Ministers of Karnataka have unanimously decided to contribute their one year's salary for COVID relief work in the state.

MES1 KL-VIRUS-MIGRANTS COVID-19: Kerala opens call centres, control rooms to help migrant workers Thiruvananthapuram: In the wake of unprecedented COVID-19 surge, the Kerala government has set up multilingual call centres and opened control rooms to help migrant workers, who have come in search of job in the southern state.PTI SS PTI PTI