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MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana adds 165 COVID-19 cases, 1 death takes toll to 1,623 Hyderabad: Telangana recorded 165 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the total positives to over 2.97 lakh while one death pushed the toll to 1,623, the state government said on Friday.

MDS2 KA-PD-BJP 3 more Cong MLAs to quit in Puducherry, govt sure to lose trust vote: BJP Bengaluru: Three more Congress MLAs are set to resign from the Assembly in Puducherry, a key BJP leader claimed on Friday even as he asserted that the beleaguered V Narayanasamy government would lose the trust vote.

MDS3 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry logs 14 new coronavirus cases, toll rises to 662 with 2 fatalities Puducherry: The union territory of Puducherry added 14 new Covid-19 cases while two deaths pushed the toll to 662, a top Health department official said on Friday.

MDS4 PD-PM-VISIT Prime Minister to visit Puducherry on February 25 Puducherry, Feb 19 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a one-day visit to poll-bound Puducherry on February 25, the BJP's Puducherry unit said on Friday.

MDS7 KL-PM-PROJECTS PM launches key power, urban projects in Kerala Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday dedicated to the nation the 320 KV Pugalur-Thrissur power transmission project, built at a cost of Rs 5,070 crore, to facilitate transfer of power from the western region and help meet the growth in load in Kerala.

MES6 KA-RESERVATION-CM Reservation demands: Govt discussing modalities regarding way forward: CM Bengaluru: The Karnataka government was discussing modalities on the way forward following demands by various communities in the state to revise the existing reservation, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said on Friday.PTI SS PTI PTI