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MDS3 TL-NEP-VENKAIAH New education policy aims at making India a global knowledge superpower: Venkaiah Naidu Hyderabad: The New Education Policy (NEP) aims at making India a global knowledge superpower and underlined the need for the country to once again become a Vishwa Guru (global teacher) in the field of education, Vice PresidentM Venkaiah Naidu said.

MDS5 KL-VIRUS-GOVERNOR-RECOVERY Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan recovers from COVID-19 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19, has tested negative for the disease and discharged from a hospital here.

MES3 KL-SABARIMALA-DRIVE Kerala police's mass cleanliness drive gets underway in Sabarimala Sabarimala(Ker): The latest edition of the 'Punyam Poonkavanam', the mass cleanliness drive implemented by the Kerala police in Sabarimala during the annual pilgrimage season, has got underway as the Lord Ayyappa temple opened for the two-months-long Mandala-Makaravilakku festival.

MES5 KA-LINGAYAT-CORPORATION Yediyurappa orders setting up of Karnataka Veerashaiva- Lingayat Development Corporation Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa ordered the formation of a corporation for all-round development of the politically-influential Veerashaiva Lingayat community in the state.

CHENNAI MES7 TN-DAMS-GOVERNMENT TN govt keeping a close watch as dams in state fill up fast Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government said the official machinery is fully prepared to cope up with any challenges arising due to heavy rains and that the dams were being closely monitored in the wake of their increasing levels. PTI ROH ROH