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Chennai, May 29 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5 PM.

MDS2 TN-VAIRAMUTHU-AWARD-RETURN Vairamuthu to 'return' ONV Kurup literary prize Chennai: Popular Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu announced 'returning' the ONV literary prize, instituted in memory of Jnanpith laureate Malayalam poet late ONV Kurup, following protests from various quarters against the award to the songwriter, who is facing 'MeToo' charges.

MES2 KA-LOCKDOWN-CM CM to decide on lockdown extension, may toe Centre's line Bengaluru: Indicating that the lockdown to contain Covid in the State may be extended till June 30 as was directed by the Centre, Karnataka Minister Basavaraj Bommai said Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa would take a decision after meeting his Ministers.

TN govt to provide Rs 5 lakh aid to children orphaned by COVID-19 Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has announced that children orphaned or those who lost either of their parents to coronavirus will be provided an assistance of Rs 5 lakhs.


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