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MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana logs 177 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths take toll to 1,606 Hyderabad: Telangana recorded 177 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total caseload to 2,95,101, while the death toll rose to 1,606 with two more fatalities, the state government said on Thursday.

MDS2 AEROINDIA-RAJNATH India ready to supply weapons systems to countries in Indian Ocean Region: Rajnath Singh Bengaluru: India is ready to supply various weapons systems, including missiles and electronic warfare systems, to countries in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday.

MDS4 AEROINDIA-HAL HAL's order book expected to cross Rs one lakh crore next year, says CMD Bengaluru: State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd on Thursday said its order book is expected to cross Rs one lakh crore mark in the next year.

MDS5 AEROINDIA-HAL-HTT40 HAL receives RFP for basic trainer HTT40 from Indian Air Force Bengaluru: State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Thursday said it has received a Request for Proposal (RFP) from the Indian Air Force for basic trainer HTT-40.

MES1 KA-VIRUS-STUDENTS Don't lower guard: Karnataka Health officials after 49 nursing students test COVID positive Bengaluru: Health officials in Karnataka have appealed to people not to lower guard after 49 students from Kerala studying in a nursing college near the coastal city of Mangaluru tested positive for COVID-19.

MES2 TN-ASSEMBLY-ONLINE-GAMING Two years imprisonment, fine for online gambling in TN Chennai, Feb 4 (PTI) Online games like rummy and poker involving betting shall invite imprisonment up to two years or fine not exceeding Rs 10,000 or both, according to an amendment Bill introduced in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday seeking to replace an ordinance banning cyberspace gambling.PTI SS PTI PTI