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Chennai, Feb 3 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5.20 PM.

LGM2 KL-COURT-LD SIVASANKAR Suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar gets bail in dollar smuggling case, released from jail (Eds: Adds inputs, quotes) Kochi: A court in Kerala on Wednesday granted bail to suspended IAS officer M Sivasankarin the dollar smuggling case, observing that the offence against him was 'serious' in nature and 'required intensive probe'.

MDS6 KA-SINOINDIA-RAJNATH Prepared to defeat any misadventures to defend territorial integrity: Rajnath Singh Bengaluru: India is vigilant in the face of attempts to change status quo at its border and prepared to defeat any misadventures to defend territorial integrity, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday, amid continued military standoff with China.

MES2 KL-COURT-PROTEST Drama unfolds outside Kerala High Court as man pours motor oil on judge's car Kochi: A man created a flutter when he poured black motor oil on the car of a Kerala High Court judge here, while staging a protest demanding a fair probe into the disappearance of his relative since 2018.

MES5 TN-SASIKALA Sasikala to return on Feb 7, Dhinakaran sees changes in TN ahead of arrival Madurai: V K Sasikala, late J Jayalalithaa's confidante would return to Tamil Nadu on February 7 from Bengaluru, Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary, T T V Dhinakaran said here on Wednesday. PTI ROH ROH