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MDS1 KA-YEDIYURAPPA Will remain Chief Minister as long as high command has confidence in me: Yediyurappa Bengaluru: Amid speculations about a leadership change in Karnataka, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said he will continue in the top post as long as the BJP high command has confidence in him and he had no confusion about it.

MDS2 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry logs 640 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths push toll to 1,628 Puducherry: Puducherry reported 640 fresh coronavirus cases during last 24 hours as the overall tally rose to 1,09,079, a senior official of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services said on Sunday.

MDS3 TN-CM-LANGUAGES-CENTRE DMK govt will work to get 'official' tag for all Eighth Schedule languages: CM Stalin Chennai: The DMK government would work towards getting all the languages including Tamil, listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution, the status of the official language of the union government, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said here on Sunday.

MDS6 KL-LAKSHADWEEP-ORDERS Lakshadweep admin issues new order to deploy govt officials in fishing boats Kochi: Amid protests by islanders against its 'reform' measures, the Lakshadweep island administration has taken a set of decisions, including deputing government officials onboard local fishing boats for intelligence gathering.

MES1 KA-OFFICERS-TRANSFER Two women IAS officers shunted out of Mysuru after public spat Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has shunted out two warring IAS officers Rohini Sindhuri and Shilpa Nag C T, who had indulged in an ugly public spat over the past few days, out of Mysuru.PTI SS PTI PTI

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