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Chennai, Mar 31 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5 PM.

MDS1 TN-POLL-THOUSAND LIGHTS PROFILE Development takes centre stage in star versus doctor battle in Thousand Lights constituency Chennai: This might be a battle between a popular star and a medical doctor known for his strong Dravidian ideology but BJP's Khushbu Sundar and DMK's Dr N Ezhilan have based their fight on development in the city's Thousand Lights constituency for the April 6 Assembly polls.

MDS8 KL-POLL-PRIYANKA Priyanka reaches out to housewives in poll-bound Kerala Chalakudy(Ker): Reaching out to women voters in Kerala, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi highlighted the crucial role they play in society and said till entering politics at the age of 47,she looked after her children, cleaned her house and cooked food just as all housewives do in their family.

MDS10 TL-COVAXIN-BRAZIL Brazilian regulator says Bharat Biotech's Covaxin manufacturing facility fails to meet CGMP standards Hyderabad: The Brazilian health regulator Anvisa has denied permission to import Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin into the country after its authorities found that the plant in which the vaccine is being made did not meet the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) requirements.

MES3 KA-TAXI-AIRPORT-CABBIE Cab services to Bengaluru airport disrupted, after cabbie who set himself ablaze dies Bengaluru: Taxi services to the city's Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) was disrupted as they stayed off the road, after an airport cab driver who allegedly set himself ablaze, died last night. PTI ROH ROH