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MDS5 KA-ISRO ISRO's technology transfer policy to get renewed focus and thrust Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation has proposed to give renewed focus and thrust to its policy on transfer of technologies developed by it to industries for commercialisation.

MDS6 KL-POLLS-TRENDS Trends show LDF ahead in civic polls in Kerala Thiruvananthapuram: With counting of votes for local body polls in Kerala underway on Wednesday, early trends showed that the ruling CPI(M) led Left Democratic Front was leading in 520 of the total of 941 panchayats.

MES2 TL-MAMATA-AIMIM-OWAISI Owaisi attacks Mamata over remarks on AIMIM Hyderabad: Lashing out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her remarks that the BJP was 'spending money' to bring in a party from Hyderabad to her state to divide Hindu-Muslim votes, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said Muslim voters were not her 'jagir' (property).

MES3 PD-SCHOOLS REOPENING-MINISTER Schools in Puducherry to reopen on January 4 Puducherry: All schools here would be re-opened on January 4 after they were shut in March last following the outbreak of COVID-19, Agriculture and Education Minister R Kamalakannan said. PTI ROH ROH