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MDS3 KL-LD-LAKSHADWEEP-RESOLUTION Ker Assembly passes resolution seeking recall of Lakshadweep administrator Thiruvananthapuram: Expressing solidarity with the people of Lakshadweep, the Kerala Legislative Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a resolution demanding the recall of island administrator Praful Khoda Patel and requesting the immediate intervention of the Centre to protect the lives and livelihood of the islanders.

MDS4 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry logs 627 new Covid-19 cases, overall tally rises to 1,04,453 Puducherry: The union territory of Puducherry reported 627 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,04,453, a senior official of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services said on Monday.

MDS5 BLACK FUNGUS-AMPHOTERICIN-ALLOCATION 'Additional 30,100 vials of Amphotericin-B allocated to states, UTs' Bengaluru: An additional 30,100 vials of Amphotericin-B was allocated to all the states and Union Territories by the Centre on Monday to combat the black fungus infection, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers D V Sadananda Gowda said.

MDS7 KL-PRIEST-ARREST Catholic priest, 21 others violate Covid protocol; arrested Kochi: A Catholic priest and 21 others were arrested on Monday for allegedly organising the first holy communion for children at a church in Ernakulam district, violating COVID-19 protocol, police said.

MES2 AP-COVID-CURFEW Curfew in AP extended till June 10 Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday decided to extend the COVID curfew till June 10, with the same set of restrictions.

MES6 TN-HARASSMENT-TRAINER Judo trainer held for sexual harassment Chennai: A 41-year old martial arts trainer has been arrested in connection with sexual harassment of his student seven years ago, police said on Monday.PTI SS PTI PTI