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MDS3 TN-SCHOOLS Schools in TN to remain shut, govt puts reopening plan on hold Chennai: Days after seeking the views of parents, Tamil Nadu government on Thursday reversed its move to reopen schools from November 16 for classes 9-12 and said they shall continue to remain closed.

MDS5 TN-VIRUS-CURBS (R) COVID-19: TN cancels nod for socio-political, religious events Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday cancelled its order allowing social, political, religious and cultural events from November 16 permitting participation of a maximum of 100 people.

MES5 KA-BJP-MLA BJP MLA draws flak for shoving party women councillors Bengaluru: A Karnataka BJP MLA has landed in a row with a video purportedly showing him pushing party women councillors to prevent them from contesting the posts of president and vice president of a Town Municipal Council, going viral.

MES11 KA-VIRUS-NEW YEAR Bengaluru civic body hints at imposing restrictions on New Year celebrations Bengaluru: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the civic body on Thursday hinted at imposing restrictions on new year celebrations in the city by limiting it to homes, in the wake of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation. PTI ROH ROH