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Chennai, Nov 14 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5 PM.

MDS1 TN-DEEPAVALI Deepavali celebrated with usual fervour in TN Chennai: Deepavali, the festival of lights, was celebrated across Tamil Nadu on Saturday with usual gaiety and fervour, as the state government confined bursting of crackers to two hours on the day as per a Supreme Court directive.

MDS5 TL-FIRECRACKERS T'gana govt permits sale, use of green crackers Hyderabad: The Telangana government has permitted the sale and use of green crackers following Supreme Court orders modifying a High Court directive to the state to ban use of fireworks citing COVID-19 pandemic.

MDS6 TN-FIRE Two Fire personnel killed in TN building collapse Madurai: Two firemen were killed in a building collapse here on Saturday while trying to put out a fire, police said.

MES2 KL-VIRUS-SABARIMALA Elaborate precautionary measures in Sabarimala in view of COVID-19 Thiruvananthapuram: With only one day left for the opening of Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple for the annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku season, the Kerala government said elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure that no COVID-19 patient reaches the hill shrine for the pilgrimage.