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Chennai, Apr 20 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5 PM.

LGM1 KL-HC-JALEEL Kerala HC rejects plea of Ex-Kerala Minister against Lokayukta report Kochi: In a setback to former state Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel, the Kerala High court dismissed a petition filed by him seeking to stay the Lokayukta findings that he had 'abused' his position as a public servant to obtain a favour for a relative.

MDS4 TL-VIRUS-NIGHT CURFEW Telangana imposes night curfew to curb spread of COVID-19 Hyderabad: The Telangana government announced a night curfew in the state between 9 pm and 5 am till April 30, following a surge in coronavirus cases.

MDS7 KA-RAUT-BJP Karnataka BJP terms Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut's statement 'anti-national' Bengaluru' Terming Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut's statement that Kannadidgas may find it difficult to do business in Mumbai as 'anti-Kannadiga' and 'anti-national', Karnataka BJP took a dig at the state Congress leaders for their 'silence' on the issue.

MES2 KL-POLICE-SUSPENSION Kerala cop suspended for 'stealing' money from bank account of thief's kin Kannur(Ker): In an embarrassment to Kerala police, a civil police officer (CPO) was placed under suspension for allegedly withdrawing money from the bank account of the relative of a theft case accused, by misusing her ATM card in this district.

MES3 KA-VIRUS-ACADEMIC YEAR Karnataka comes up with promotion evaluation system for classes 1 to 9 Bengaluru, Apr 20 (PTI) With COVID taking a toll on the academic activities of students this year, the Karnataka government on Tuesday came up with a promotion evaluation system for the students from classes one to nine. pti ROH ROH