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MDS4 KA-TRANSPORT-LD STRIKE RTC employees strike in Karnataka enters third day, bus services hit Bengaluru: Bus services were hit in Karnataka for the third consecutive day on Friday, as the stalemate between the employees of the road transport corporations, who are on an indefinite strike on wage related issues, and the state government continued.

MDS2 KL-FLIGHT AIE flight to Kuwait makes precautionary landing at Karipur airport after fire alarm goes off Kozhikode (Ker): An Air India Express flight to Kuwait, which took off from the nearby Karipur airport on Friday morning with 17 passengers and six crew made a 'precautionary' landing shortly after take-off after a fire alarm went off in the cargo section, airport sources said.

MDS3 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana reports 2,478 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths push toll to 1,746 Hyderabad: Telangana reported 2,478 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single day spike this year, pushing the tally to over 3.21 lakh, while the toll rose to 1,746 with five more fatalities, the state government said on Friday.

MES3 KA-TRANSPORT-SUICIDE Karnataka RTC worker kills self in Belagavi district Belagavi (K'taka): A person working with the North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) has allegedly died by suicide by hanging at his house near here, police sources said on Friday.

MES5 KA-VIRUS-CURFEW Night shifts, health and essential services permitted during 10 days 'Corona Curfew' in Karnataka Bengaluru: A day ahead of the 10-day 'corona curfew' coming in to effect in some district centres of the state, the Karnataka government said on Friday factories, companies and organisations that have night shifts can continue to do so, but employees have to report at the work place before 10 pm.PTI SS PTI PTI