Chennai, Jul 2 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5 PM.

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MDS1 TN-IIT-BODY Charred body of project staff found on IIT Madras campus Chennai: The charred body of a project staff of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, was found on the premises last night, police and the management said on Friday.

MDS2 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry adds 175 fresh COVID-19 cases; 8 deaths push toll to 1,759 Puducherry: The union territory of Puducherry recorded 175 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours pushing the overall tally to 1,17,640, a senior official of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services said on Friday.

MDS4 KL-DGP-DRONE Drone research lab to be set up, says Kerala DGP Thiruvananthapuram: A day after Army chief M M Naravane said easy availability of drones has increased the complexity of security challenges in the country, Kerala police chief Anil Kant on Friday said a drone research laboratory would be set up here to mitigate any threat.

MDS5 KL-VIRUS-DEATHS-OPPOSITION Cong, BJP allege mismatch in Kerala COVID deaths Kozhikode (Ker): The opposition Congress and BJP on Friday continued to allege mismatch in the COVID-19 deaths reported in Kerala and accused the state government of projecting a 'fabricated' figure to save its face in the fight against the pandemic.

MDS7 AP-VIRUS-CASES Andhra's Covid-19 tally inching towards 19-lakh mark Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 tally inched closer to the 19-lakh mark, reaching 18,96,818 on Friday with the addition of 3,464 in the last 24 hours.

MES1 KL-CHILD CARE-TRAINING Health workers to be trained in child care in view of anticipated Covid 3rd wave: Ker Health Minister Thiruvananthapuram: An expert 'baby care' training programme has been started in Kerala to prepare health workers for providing intensive care to children and newborn babies in view of the apprehensions of a third wave of Covid, state Health Minister Veena George said on Friday.PTI SS PTI PTI

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