Chennai, May 27 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5 PM.

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MDS2 TL-COVAXIN-BRAZIL Bharat Biotech submits new request to Brazilian regulator on GMP issues for Covaxin Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech which faced a red flag from Brazil's health regulator for supply of COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to that country over the issues of Good Manufacturing Practices in its plant, has filed a new request to the Brazilian authorities for certification.

MDS3 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry adds 1,137 fresh COVID-19 cases, overall tally crosses one lakh mark Puducherry: The union territory of Puducherry logged 1,137 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,00,677, a senior official of the Health Department said on Thursday.

MDS4 KA-YEDIYURAPPA 'Controlling COVID-19 is my only focus': CM Yediyurappa on speculation about attempts to replace him Bengaluru: With speculations rife that some attempts were on within the ruling BJP to replace him, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday said controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and protecting the interests of the people were his only priorities now.

MDS5 TN-CM-LAKSHADWEEP-PM TN CM Stalin, Vaiko demand recall of Lakshadweep administrator Praful Patel Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recall Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel for imposing 'anti-people' laws in the union territory.

MDS6 KA-YEDIYURAPPA-YOGEESHWARA My Delhi trip nothing to do with leadership change in Karnataka: Yogeeshwara Bengaluru: Karnataka Tourism Minister C P Yogeeshwara, whose visit to New Delhi triggered latest round of speculations about attempts to replace Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, on Thursday said it was to discuss his own political future with national leaders and had nothing to with leadership change in the state.

MDS7 TN-CM-CENTRE-VACCINE-UNIT Lease out Centre's vaccine unit in TN to state govt: CM to PM Chennai: Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday urged the Centre to hand over its vaccine manufacturing facility near here to the Tamil Nadu government on lease to commence vaccine production.

MES5 KL-FISHERMAN Boat capsize: Bodies of two more fishermen recovered Thiruvananthapuram: The bodies of two more fishermen, who had gone missing after their boats capsized off Vizhinjam coast near here, were recovered on Thursday morning, police said.PTI SS PTI PTI

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