Chennai, Mar 15 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5 PM.

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MDS1 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry adds 14 fresh COVID-19 cases, overall tally rises to 40,044 Puducherry: The union territory of Puducherry logged 14 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 40,044, a senior official of the Department of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday.

MDS5 TN-POLLS-STALIN-NOM Stalin files nomination from Kolathur in TN Chennai: DMK President M K Stalin on Monday filed his nomination for the April 6 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls from the city's Kolathur constituency, from where he is seeking a third term.

MDS8 KL-VIJAYAN-LD NOMINATION Ker CM Pinarayi Vijayan files nomination papers from Dharmadam Kannur: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is contesting the Apr 6 assembly polls from the Dharmadam constituency in Kannur district, filed his nomination papers on Monday.

MDS9 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana logs 157 fresh COVID-19 cases, one death pushes toll to 1,654 Hyderabad: Telangana recorded 157 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total caseload to 3,01,318, while the death toll rose to 1,654 with one more fatality, the state government said on Monday.

MDS10 ISRO-INDUSTRY-SIVAN ISRO to offload most activities to industry, enhance focus on advanced research Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) intends to offload most of its space-related activities to industry and enhance focus on advanced research, its Chairman K Sivan has said, as the government opens up the sector to get private players onboard.

MDS11 TN-POLLS-PALANISWAMI-LD NOM TN CM Palaniswami files nomination from Edapadi constituency Salem: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK top leader K Palaniswami on Monday filed nomination from his native Edappadi in this district for the April 6 assembly elections, seeking a hat-trick of wins.

MDS4 KL-POLLS-SREEDHARAN 'Metro Man' Sreedharan launches campaign, says BJP fighting polls on development plank Palakkad:Launching his campaign, BJP candidate in Palakkad 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan on Monday said the party is fighting the elections on the plank of development and reasserted his claim that the NDA will form the government in Kerala after the April 6 Assembly polls.PTI SS PTI PTI