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Chennai, Jan 6 (PTI): Highlights from the southern region at 5.10 PM.

LGM2 KA-HC-YEDIYURAPPA HC rejects Yediyurappa's plea to quash FIR in illegal land denotification case Bengaluru: In yet another setback to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, the Karnataka High Court has refused to quash an FIR filed against him in the illegal land denotification case.

MDS7 KA-CABINET-LD YEDIYURAPPA Central leadership will decide on cabinet expansion, says Yediyurappa Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said the BJP central leadership will take a call on the much awaited cabinet expansion, amid renewed buzz about the excercise where new aspirants have thrown their hats into the ring.

MDS8 TN-SEXUAL HARASSMENT-LD ARREST (R) AIADMK functionary among 3 held in Pollachi sexual harassment case, expelled from party Coimbatore: An AIADMK functionary was among the three men arrested by the CBI in connection with the sensational 2019 sexual harrassment case in nearby Pollachi, taking the total number of persons held so far to eight.

MES3 TL-KIDNAP-RESCUE Three brothers kidnapped over 'land dispute' in Telangana, rescued Hyderabad: Three people, including a former badminton player, who were allegedly abducted by a gang that posed as Income Tax sleuths, over an alleged land dispute here were rescued early, police said.

MES4 KL-GREEN-OFFICES 10,000 govt offices to be declared 'green' in Kerala on January 26 Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 10,000 state government offices and public sector undertakings in Kerala will be declared 'green' on January 26, the Republic Day. PTI ROH ROH