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MDS2 AP-RINL-JAGAN-MODI RINL privatisation: CM writes to PM to review decision Amaravati:: Amid growing outcry against the Centres move to privatise Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) which has a steel plant in Visakhapatnam, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddyhas written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider the decision.

MDS3 KA-PRESIDENT-HEALTHCARE Healthcare delivery is poised to change: President Bengaluru: The health sector's evolution calls for active involvement and participation of all stakeholders and use of innovation to bridge intent and execution, President Ram Nath Kovind said.

MDS4 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana logs less than 200 cases for 15th day in a row Hyderabad: The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to remain under the 200-mark for the 15th day in a row in Telananga as the total infection count rose to over 2.95 lakh, the government said.

MES2 PD-BUDGET-MINISTER Union Minister denies charge that budget ignored Pondy Puducherry: Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal has denied the allegations levelled by Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy that the central budget for 2021-22 has ignored Puducherry without providing adequate assistance.

MES3 KL-SABARIMALA-CM-CONG Cong dares CM, CPI(M) to come clean on Sabarimala issue Thiruvananthapuram: Ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls, Opposition Congress-led UDF challenged Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the CPI(M) to come clean on the Sabarimala women's entry issue. PTI NVG NVG