Chennai, Aug 27 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5 pm.
MDS5 KA-TIPU-BJP BJP cannot accept Tipu Sultan as noble ruler, distances from MLC's statement Bengaluru: Distancing itself from the newly nominated party MLC A H Vishwanath's comments hailing controversial 18th century Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan, the BJP's Karnataka unit on Thursday termed it as personal, made in his individual capacity.
MDS4 KL-ARMY-MISHAP Truck carrying army weapons collides with car, 2 injured Kochi: A truck hired for carrying weapons of the army collided head-on with a car and the drivers of both the vehicles were injured, police sources said on Thursday.
MDS3 KL-FIRE-OPPOSITION Chennithala demands NIA probe into Ker secretariat fire Thrissur (Ker): Targeting the CPI(M)-led government in Kerala over the fire in the state secretariat, the opposition Congress and BJP on Thursday said they suspected a 'sabotage' to 'destroy important files' related to the sensational gold smuggling case.
MDS2 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry reports 511 fresh COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths Puducherry: Puducherry on Thursday recorded 511 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths pushing the toll in the union territory to 190.
MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana reports 2,795 new COVID-19 cases; eight deaths push toll to 788 Hyderabad: Telangana reported 2,795 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the state's overall tally of positive infections to 1,14,483.
MES1 TN-JUSTICE-LAKSHMANAN Former Supreme Court judge Justice A R Lakshmanan dead Chennai: Justice A R Lakshmanan, former Judge of the Supreme Court and ex-chairman of the Law Commission of India died following a heart attack at a hospital, his family said on Thursday.PTI SS PTI PTI