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Chennai, Apr 13 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5.10 PM.

MDS2 TN-DMK-EC-MAMATA DMK chief Stalin supports Mamata, tells EC to be 'neutral' Chennai: Supporting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, DMK president M K Stalin said the Election Commission must ensure a level playing field for all parties and maintain impartiality.

MDS3 KA-CM-LOCKDOWN No question of lockdown in Karnataka: Yediyurappa Bidar(KTK): Ruling out the possibility of a lockdown in Karnataka to contain the spread of coronavirus, Chief Minister B S Yediyurapa said he has convened an all party meeting on April 18 to decide the future course of action.

MDS7 KL-LD JALEEL Kerala minister K T Jaleel resigns following Lokayukta's adverse finding Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel on Tuesday submitted his resignation from the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet, days after the state Lokayukta's finding that he had abused his position as a public servant to favour a relative.

MDS8 KA-TRANSPORT-STRIKE-CM Yediyurappa talks tough against state owned transport employees' stir Bidar(KTK): In a stern message to the striking employees of road transport corporations, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday said the state government was not ready to accept any of their conditions and warned of stringent action against them. PTI ROH ROH