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Chennai, Jan 9 (PTI): Highlights from the southern region at 5.10 PM.

MDS3 TN-LANKA-MEMORIAL TN leaders slam demolition of Mullivaikkal memorial monument in Sri Lanka Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam and DMK President M K Stalin among others on Saturday slammed the reported demolition of a memorial monument for Tamils killed in Mullivaikkal in Sri Lanka during peak hostilities in 2009.

MES1 KL-VIRUS-SPA Kerala govt permits reopening of spas, ayurvedic resorts Thiruvananthapuram: The spas, ayurvedic resorts and other such facilities in Kerala, which were closed months ago due to COVID-19 pandemic, are all set to welcome visitors again as the state government has issued orders for reopening them by adhering to safety norms.

MES6 KA-BIRD FLU No case of bird flu in Karnataka, says health minister Bengaluru: Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Saturday said there was no case of bird flu in the state and all the tests done so far have turned negative.

MES7 TL-LOAN APPS-SUICIDE Harassment by loan app firm claims another life in Telangana Karimnagar(Telangana): Another man allegedly died by suicide in Telangana, upset over being 'harassed' by an online money lender from whom he had taken a loan and was unable to repay it, police said. PTI ROH ROH