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MDS2 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana logs 189 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths push toll to 1,592 Hyderabad: Telangana recorded 189 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 2,93,590, while the death toll rose to 1,592 with two more fatalities, the state government said on Tuesday.

MDS3 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry reports 32 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 38,910 Puducherry: The union territory of Puducherry reported 32 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours while no fresh death was reported from any of the four regions, a top Health department official said on Tuesday.

MDS4 GALWAN-SANTOSH BABU-FATHER Not '100 per cent satisfied' with Mahavir Chakra awarded to Col Santosh Babu, says his father Hyderabad: The father of late Colonel Santosh Babu on Monday said he was 'not 100 per cent satisfied' with the Mahavir Chakra posthumously awarded to him for his acts of gallantry against the Chinese attack in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June 2020, and that he should have been honoured with the Param Vir Chakra.

MES3 DAY-KL R-Day: Ker Governor urges people to utilise the opportunity for COVID vaccination Thiruvananthapuram: Leading the 72nd Republic Day celebrations in Kerala, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Tuesday urged the people of the southern state to utilise the opportunity for vaccination against coronavirus and continue the COVID-appropriate behaviour with utmost care.

MES4 DAY-KA Karnataka's war on COVID commendable: Governor Vajubhai Vala Bengaluru: Governor Vajubhai Vala on Tuesday commended the efforts of the Karnataka government in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and in using technology to monitor those who were quarantined.

MES5 DAY-TL COVID-19 effectively contained in Telangana with combined efforts of state govt, Centre: Governor Tamilisai Hyderabad: Year 2021 has dawned with a lot of optimism with the launch of the vaccination drive for COVID-19 after the pandemic caused difficulties last year, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan said leading the state in the celebration of the 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday.PTI SS PTI PTI