HIGHLIGHTS-SOUTH 5 PM

Chennai, May 23 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5 pm.

MDS3 KA-GAGANYAAN-COSMONAUT Four Indian cosmonauts resume training in Russia for Gaganyaan mission Bengaluru: The four cosmonauts shortlisted for Gaganyaan, India's first manned space mission, have resumed their training in Russia, after it was put on hold due to COVID-19 scare.

MDS5 TN-DMK-2NDLD ARREST DMK leader R S Bharathi held for alleged remarks against SC community, gets interim bail Chennai: DMK's Rajya Sabha MP R S Bharathi was arrested for his alleged disparaging remarks made against the Scheduled Caste community a few months ago, prompting an exchange of words between the party chief MK Stalin and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami.

MDS6 TN-LOCKDOWN-REVENUE TN has suffered Rs 35,000 Cr revenue loss during lockdown:CM Salem (TN): Tamil Nadu has suffered an estimated Rs 35,000 crore GST revenue loss during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown and various austerity measures have been taken to handle the situation, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said.

MDS27 KA-VIRUS-RETURNEES 7-day institutional quarantine for returnees from 6 high-risk states: K'taka govt Bengaluru: The Karnataka government said returnees from six states with high COVID-19 caseload -- Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh -- will be kept in institutional quarantine for seven days.

MES1 TN-LOCKDOWN-SALON Beauty parlours, salons to open from tomorrow, except in Chennai Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government allowed beauty parlours and salons across the state, except those in Greater Chennai police limits, to reopen from Sunday with certain riders.

MES3 TN-COACHING CLASSES-MIINISTER No special classes to be held for 10th students: Minister Erode(TN): Private schools should not hold special coaching classes for class X students to prepare them for the public examination scheduled for June, School Education and Sports Minister K A Sengottiyan said. PTI ROH ROH