Chennai, Oct 10 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5.20 pm.
MDS1 KL-VIRUS-SHAILAJA Though COVID-19 cases are surging in Kerala, death rate is 0.36 per cent, says Health minister Thiruvananthapuram: Though Kerala is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases of late, there is a silver lining as the mortality rate was only 0.36 per cent, Health Minister K K Shailaja said as she praised the tireless efforts of Health workers and urged people not to overwhelm the healthcare system by their negligence.
MDS4 KL-PRISON OFFICIALS-TORTURE 4 prison officials booked after man arrested in ganja case dies in custody Thrissur: Four prison officials in Kerala have been booked after a man arrested in a ganja case allegedly died in custody and the post-mortem report indicated torture, a senior police official said.
MDS5 KL-MODI-GIRL PM congratulates Kerala girl who sang Himachali song Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated a girl from Kerala who sang a Himachali song, which has gone viral on the social media.
MDS6 TN-AIADMK AIADMK's collective leadership cannot be broken: Munusamy Krishnagiri (TN): DMK president M K Stalin has 'wishful thinking' of top AIADMK leaders O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami parting ways so that he may gain political mileage, but the party's collective leadership cannot be broken, senior leader K P Munusamy asserted here on Saturday.
MES1 KA-BOY-SNAKE Brave boy scares off python that bit him Mangaluru: A ten-year-old boy, showing courage and presence of mind, scared away a large python after being bitten by it while he was walking to a temple at Mannagudda here.
MES3 KL-SILVERLINE-PROJECT SilverLine project will fast-track social and economic development in Kerala: Minister Thiruvananthapuram: The SilverLine project, a game- changer in Kerala's infrastructure growth as well as economic development, is expected to receive the central government approval soon. PTI ROH ROH