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MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES COVID-19: Telangana adds 146 new cases, no death Hyderabad: Telangana recorded 146 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total positives to over 2.96 lakh while after nearly nine months no death was reported, the state government said on Thursday.

MDS2 KL-TTP-OIL LEAK-PANEL Three-member panel formed to probe furnace oil leak into sea Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Thursday set up a three-member committee to conduct a probe into the leak of about 5,000 litres of furnace oil from state-owned Travancore Titanium Products Ltd into the sea.

MES2 KA-SIDDARAMAIAH JDS not contesting bypolls as it wants its 'marginal' votes to go to BJP:Siddaramaiah Hubballi: Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah alleged on Thursday JDS was not contesting the coming Assembly and Lok Sabha by-elections in north Karnataka as the party wants its 'marginal votes' to go to the ruling BJP in the State.

MES3 TN-HAASAN-MNM Kamal Haasan to be MNM's 'permanent' president, resolves party Chennai: The Kamal Haasan-led Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) on Thursday authorised its chief to decide on the party's electoral strategy for the coming Assembly polls and announced he will be its 'permanent president.' MES5 TL-GHMC-ELECTION TRS wins Greater Hyderabad Mayor, Dy Mayor posts Hyderabad: The ruling TRS in Telangana on Thursday bagged the Mayor and Deputy Mayor posts in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) with the support of ex-officio members and the AIMIM.PTI PTI SS PTI PTI