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MDS1 TN-BIZ-STERLITE-SNAG Sterlite Copper oxygen plant develops 'technical snag'; production halted Chennai: Vedanta Ltd owned Sterlite Copper Plant which recently, commenced production of medical oxygen at its facility in Tamil Nadu has faced a 'technical snag' in a cold box leading to a suspension of production, the company said on Friday.

MDS2 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry logs 1,974 fresh COVID-19 cases, overall tally rises to 80,947 Puducherry: Puducherry logged 1,974 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours pushing the overall tally to 80,947, a senior official of the Health Department said on Friday.

MDS5 KA-LD-CONGRESS-VACCINES Cong MPs, legislators in K'taka to use LAD fund for procurement of vaccines: Siddaramaiah Bengaluru: The Congress' Karnataka unit on Friday announced that the party MPs, MLAs and MLCs will use their Local Area Development fund to the tune of Rs 100 crore for procuring vaccines.

MDS6 TN-RAIL-OXYGENXPRESS TN receives first medical oxygen express train from West Bengal Chennai: Tamil Nadu on Friday received the first set of medical oxygen for Covid patients- about 80 metric tonnes- through an express train from West Bengal in the wee hours of Friday, officials said.

MES3 TN-PANNEERSELVAM-BEREAVED AIADMK leader OPS bereaved: CM, Palaniswami convey condolences Chennai: AIADMK coordinator and former Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's younger brother O Balamurugan passed away on Friday due to illness, the party said.PTI SS PTI PTI

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