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MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana adds 194 fresh COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths push toll to 1,649 Hyderabad: Telangana recorded 194 new COVID-19 cases and three related deaths taking the total tally of cases to 3,00,536 and the toll to 1,649 respectively, the State government said on Thursday.

MDS2 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry logs 22 fresh COVID-19 cases, overall tally rises to 39,954 Puducherry: Puducherry logged 22 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally in the union territory to 39,954, a top official of the Health Department said on Thursday.

MDS3 KL-CHENNITHALA-VIJAYAN Chennithala accuses Ker CM Vijayan of violating poll code Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala has approached the Election Commission against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for allegedly violating the model code of conduct in his press meets after the declaration of the April 6 Assembly polls.

MDS4 KL-SABARIMALA-MINISTER Sabarimala incidents pained me: Kerala Devaswom Minster Thiruvananthapuram: In poll-bound Kerala, senior CPI (M) leader and Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran on Thursday virtually expressed regret over the incidents that took place in Sabarimala over the women entry issue and described it as something which 'should never have happened' at the Lord Ayyappa Temple.

MDS5 PREZ-ANNAVARSITY-CONVOCATION Educated youth can bring revolutionary changes: President Chennai: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday emphasised the role of education in moulding students into agents of social change and said educated youth, given the right direction, can bring revolutionary changes in the course of history.

MDS6 TN-POLL-AIADMK-MLA AIADMK MLA crosses over to Dhinakaran camp after ticket denial Chennai: AIADMK MLA M S R Rajavarman on Thursday switched over to the rival Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam camp, a day after the ruling party did not re-nominate him from his Sattur constituency in southern Tamil Nadu.

MES5 KA-MINISTER-SCANDAL-PROBE SIT to investigate sex-for-job scandal at the earliest: Karnataka Home Minister Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said he has ordered the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the alleged attempt to malign BJP MLA and former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi in the sex-for-job scandal at the earliest.PTI SS PTI PTI