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MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana adds 837 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths take toll to 1,315 Hyderabad: Telangana reported 837 new COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 2,32,671 while four more deaths pushed the toll to 1,315, the state government said on Tuesday.

MDS2 PD-VIRUS-CASES No fresh COVID-19 death in Puducherry for second straight day; UT adds 147 new infections Puducherry: The union territory of Puducherry did not record a fresh COVID-19 related death for a second straight day while 147 new infections were reported, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said on Tuesday.

MDS3 TN-KHUSHBU-MANUSMRITI Khushbu Sundar detained by police over Manusmriti row Chennai: Actor-politician Khushbu Sundar and other BJP cadres were detained near here on Tuesday as a preventive measure over the 'Manusmriti' row, police said.

MDS4 KL-VEGETABLES-FLOOR PRICE Kerala first state to fix floor price for vegetables: CM Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Tuesday became the first state to fix the floor price for vegetables, which would be 20 per cent above the production cost, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Tuesday.

MES3 KL-GREEN-CHECKPOSTS Kerala tourist town gets green check posts to protect eco-system Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (PTI) For the first time, a scenic hill station in Kerala has got the protection of 'green check posts' andround-the-clock vigil by 'green army' in a bid to guard its serene eco-system and keep it plastic- free.PTI PTI SS PTI PTI