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MDS1 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry adds 155 new COVID-19 cases, overall tally rises to 1,18,571 Puducherry: The union territory of Puducherry recorded 155 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 1,18,571, a senior official of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services said on Thursday.

MDS3 KA-BJP-LEGISLATORS K'taka BJP MLAs to meet high command, demanding expulsion of those making comments against CM Bengaluru: Amid continued attacks by some within the BJP in Karnataka against Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, his political secretary M P Renukacharya on Thursday said the party MLAs will meet the high command in Delhi and demand for their expulsion.

MES1 KL-PERIYAR COWS New lease of life for 'Periyar cow' facing extinction threat Kochi: An indigenous lesser known population of short cattle facing threat of extinction in a Kerala forest region are being pulled back from the brink, thanks to conservation efforts by a group of passionate cattle rearing farmers living on the banks of the famous River Periyar here.

MES6 KL-ZOOKEEPER--RELIEF Kerala govt announces Rs 20 lakh relief to deceased zookeeper's family Thiruvananthapuram: A week after a reptile keeper died of a king cobra bite at the zoo here, the Kerala government on Thursday announced a Rs 20 lakh solatium to support his family.PTI SS PTI PTI

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