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MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana adds 337 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths push toll to 1,671 Hyderabad: Telangana recorded 337 new COVID-19 cases and two related deaths taking the total tally of cases to 3,03,455 and the toll to 1,671 respectively, the state government said on Monday.

MDS2 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry reports 47 fresh COVID-19 cases, overall count goes up to 40,433 Puducherry: Puducherry logged 47 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally in the union territory to 40,433, a senior official of the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services said on Monday.

MDS3 KL-VIJAYAN-SURVEYS Never show laxity in campaign in view of media surveys, Ker CM tells party cadres Kottayam (Ker): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday urged Left party cadres not to be overconfident and never show any laxity in campaign work in the wake of pre-poll survey reports released by various media houses which have predicted continuation of LDF rule in the state.

MDS4 KL-POLLS-SADANANDA GOWDA Sadananda Gowda slams Left govt in Ker, assures Devaswom board would be handed over to believers Thiruvananthapuram: Attacking the Left government in Kerala ahead of the April 6 Assembly elections, Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday said the southern state was becoming a hub of 'anti-national activities'.

MDS5 KL-POLL-RAHUL Rahul hits out at Centre over rising fuel prices Kochi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday lashed out at the BJP-led government at the Centre over rising prices of fuel, alleging it was forcibly taking money from the pocket of people to try and run the government.

MDS6 KL-HC-POLL-LD CANDIDATES Kerala HC junks pleas of three BJP-NDA candidates challenging rejection of their nominations Kochi: In a setback to the BJP-NDA front ahead of the April 6 assembly polls, the Kerala High Court on Monday dismissed pleas of its three candidates challenging the rejection of their nomination papers by returning officers.

MES6 KL-POLL-LD ROSAKUTTY Another senior woman leader resigns from Congress in Kerala Wayanad (Ker): In yet another blow to the Congress in poll-bound Kerala, AICC member and KPCC Vice-President K C Rosakutty on Monday resigned from the party's primary membershipand decided to associate with the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF.

MES4 KL-POLL-SUNDARA-BJP K Sundara of BSP withdraws candidature in Kerala's Manjeswaram, joins BJP Kasaragod (Ker): K Sundara, the BSP candidate from Manjeswaram in Kasaragod district of Kerala, on Monday withdrew his nomination, and joined the BJP.PTI SS PTI PTI