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Chennai, Oct 31 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5.10 PM.

MDS2 TN-CM-RANKING TN rated as one of the best governed states: CM Palaniswami Chennai: Commitment and unwavering effort towards developing the state has led to Tamil Nadu being rated among the best governed states, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said here on Saturday.

MDS5 TN-VIRUS-LD MINISTER TN Agri Minister battling COVID-19 is critical, says hospital Chennai: Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu, battling COVID-19 pneumonia and on life support, is extremely critical, a hospital treating him said here on Saturday.

MES2 KL-TOURISM-BEACH After hill stations, beaches now set to welcome visitors in Kerala Thiruvananthapuram: The panoramic beaches of Kerala, one of the most sought after destinations of holidayers visiting the state, are all set to reopen on Sunday after months-long closure due to COVID 19 pandemic.

MES5 KA-RAIL-SMOOTH JOURNEY Bengaluru-Mysuru rail journey passes 'glass full of water test' Bengaluru: A high speed journey on the Bengaluru-Mysuru rail route was so smooth after intensive track maintenance work that it passed a test where not a drop of water spilled out from a glass kept on a table in a coach, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.

MES6 TN-PMK-GAMBLING PMK urges Centre to ban online gambling Chennai: The Pattali Makkal Katchi on Saturday urged the Central government to take immediate steps to prohibit all kinds of online gambling alleging it is highly addictive and several people, who lost their money have ended their lives.