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MDS1 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry logs 125 new COVID-19 cases, death toll rises to 681 as one patient succumbs Puducherry: Puducherry added 125 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally in the union territory to 41,226, a top Health department official said on Monday.

MDS3 KL-NUNS-GOYAL Allegations of attack on nuns in UP 'wrong', says Piyush Goyal Kochi: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday dismissed as wrong the allegations that two nuns belonging to a Kerala-based congregation were 'attacked' during a train journey via Uttar Pradesh recently and alleged that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was 'making false statements' on the issue.

MDS5 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana adds 403 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths push toll to 1,690 Hyderabad: Telangana recorded 403 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 3,06,742, while the death toll rose to 1,690 with two more fatalities, the state government said on Monday.

MDS6 TN-POLL-RAJA-APOLOGY DMK MP A Raja extends apology to TN Chief Minister Udhagamandalam (TN): DMK MP A Raja on Monday extended an apology to Chief Minister K Palaniswami for making certain remarks allegedly referring to the latter's deceased mother, but claimed his words were 'misunderstood' and 'manipulated.' MES3 TN-MISHAP Four killed, over 60 injured in mishap in Tamil Nadu Dindigul (TN): Four people were killed and over 60 injured in a head-on collision between a van ferrying mill workers and a government bus on Monday, police said.PTI SS PTI PTI