HIGHLIGHTS-SOUTH 5.10 PM

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Chennai, Feb 23 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5.10 PM.

MDS2 KA-LD BLAST Six killed while disposing of explosives meant for quarrying in K'taka; CM orders inquiry Chikkaballapur(KTK): Six people were killed when the gelatin sticks they were trying to dispose of exploded accidentally at a stone quarry site in a village here early on Tuesday, police said.

MDS6 KA-BLAST-OPPOSITION Oppn alleges govt patronage to illegal quarrying in Karnataka Bengaluru: The opposition parties on Tuesday held the BJP government in Karnataka responsible for the blast at a quarry site in Chikkaballapur district, which left six dead, saying it did not pay attention to safety aspects even after a similar recent incident.

MES5 KL-AYURVEDA Fourth GAF to be the largest virtual meet on Ayurveda Thiruvananthapuram: The fourth edition of the Global Ayurveda Festival, to be held virtually this time from March 12-19, will be the largest Ayurveda conclave in the world, in terms of the presence of international researchers and academics, prospective importers, Union Minister V Muraleedharan said here on Tuesday. PTI ROH ROH