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Chennai, Dec 19 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5.10 PM.

MDS8 TN-DMK-WEST BENGAL-POLICE DMK slams Centre's 'unilateral transfer' of West Bengal IPS Officers Chennai: The DMK in Tamil Nadu dubbed as 'autocratic and anti-federal' the union government transferring three West Bengal IPS officers to central deputation and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 'rescind' the order.

MDS10 TN-PALANISWAMI-CAMPAIGN Palaniswami launches poll campaign, says CM position is 'God given' Salem(TN): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami launched his poll campaign for the 2021 Assembly elections in the state, saying he never thought that he would come to the 'god-given' top post one day.

MDS11 TL-SINO-INDIA-2ND LD RAJNATH Want peace, but won't tolerate any harm to India's self- respect: Rajnath on Sino-China border standoff Hyderabad: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India's handling of the border standoff with China showed that the country was not weak and could give a befitting reply to any kind of transgression, aggression or unilateral acts.

MES1 KL-GREEN-OFFICES Kerala govt offices to get 'green' tag Thiruvananthapuram: The offices of government institutions and public sector undertakings in Kerala will soon turn 'green', thanks to an eco-friendly initiative of a state-run agency.

MES2 KA-VIRUS-SCHOOLS Karna govt to reopen schools,PU colleges for classes 10 & 2nd yr PUC students from Jan 1 Bengaluru: The Karnataka government decided to reopen schools and Pre-University Colleges that were shut due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, for class 10 and second year PUC (class 12) students from January 1. PTI ROH ROH