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MDS2 PD-VIRUS-CASES COVID-19: Puducherry adds 104 new cases; test positivity rate below 2% Puducherry: Puducherry reported 104 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, a senior official of the Health and Family Welfare Services department said on Friday.

MDS3 TN-STALIN-MODI-VIRTUAL-MEET TN got less, Stalin tells Modi; seeks one crore vaccine doses Chennai: Comparatively, allocation of COVID-19 vaccine doses to Tamil Nadu is less and the Centre should provide one crore doses as a special case, Chief Minister M K Stalin on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

MDS4 TN-CENTRE-THAROOR Reduce fuel prices significantly, rationalise GST: Tharoor Chennai: Accusing the Narendra Modi-led dispensation of 'using the tax on fuel as a means to fill the Centre's coffers,' Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday demanded the government to significantly reduce taxes and cess on fuel and import duty on essential commodities.

MDS5 KA-SEDITION-VOMBATKERE Everyone knows what's happening with the sedition law: Maj Gen Vombatkere Mysuru: Retired Major General S G Vombatkere, who has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Constitutionality of Section 124 A (Sedition) of the IPC, said on Friday everyone knows what is happening with regard to the usage of the colonial law.

MDS6 KA-PM-CM-VACCINES Yediyurappa urges PM to provide 1.5 crore doses of COVID vaccine every month Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide at least 1.5 crore doses of Covid vaccine to the state every month.

MDS1 KL-VIRUS-MUSICIAN When the pandemic forced a street musician to put his kidney & liver for sale Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 16 (PTI): Before the pandemic outbreak emptied the normally busy streets and turned the city centres into ghost towns, hunger pangs have never disturbed Ronald so terribly like this. By Lekshmi Gopalakrishnan.PTI SS PTI PTI

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