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MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana adds 1,058 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths; Tests cross 50 lakh mark Hyderabad: Telangana reported 1,058 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to over 2.6 lakh while four fatalities pushed the toll to 1,419, the state government said on Thursday.

MDS8 KA-SUMMIT-LD PM Time for tech solutions designed in India, deployed for the world: PM Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it is time for tech solutions that are designed in India but deployed for the world, and declared that the country is uniquely positioned to leap ahead in the information era.

MDS9 KA-SUMMIT-PRASAD Will finalise data protection law very soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad Bengaluru: Union IT and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said the government was very keen to promote India as a very big centre of the data economy and would finalise a data protection law very soon.

MDS7 KL-GOLD-VOICENOTE Probe begins into alleged voice clip of Swapna Suresh Thiruvananthapuram: The Prisons department in Kerala on Thursday launched a probe into a viral voice clip claimed to be that of gold smuggling case prime accused Swapna Suresh, which had been released by an online portal.

MES3 KA-SUMMIT-GOVT Karnataka eyes USD 300 billion digital economy in five years Bengaluru: The Karnataka government said on Thursday it is aiming to mould the state into a USD 300 billion digital economy in the next five years.PTI SS PTI PTI