HIGHLIGHTS SOUTH 1720 HRS

: Highlights from the southern

region at 1720 hrs.

MDS4 TN-TUTICORIN-INQUIRY

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government appoints a one-person

commission of inquiry headed by a retired judge of the

Madras high court to probe into the violence in Tuticorin

in which 10 people were killed.

MDS5 KL-VIRUS-NURSE

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government extends a

helping hand to the family of nurse Lini Puthussery, who

died after contracting Nipah from her patients, by

promising to give her husband a government and Rs 10 lakh

to each of thei two children.

MDS10 TN-TUTICORIN-MAN KILLED

Tuticorin: A man dies in fresh police firing on

anti-Sterlite plant agitators, while some others were

injured in a clash with security personnel here, a day

after 10 people were killed in police action,

officials say.

MDS18 KA-KUMARASWAMY-OATH

Bengaluru: H D Kumaraswamy is sworn in as the Karnataka

chief minister who heads the JD(S)-Congress coalition

government.

MES2 KL-VIRUS-GOVERNOR

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor P Sathasivam appeals

to people of the state not to panic over rumours on the

spread of Nipah virus, which has so far claimed 10 lives

in Kozhikode and Mallapuram districts.

LGM1 TN-HC-STERLITE

Chennai: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court

stays the expansion of Sterlite copper smelter plant in

Tuticorin district, amid an ongoing agitation seeking the

closure of the plant.

LGM2 KL-HC-POLITICAL KILLINGS

Kochi: The Kerala high court dismissed a plea seeking a

CBI probe into seven cases of alleged political killings

of RSS-BJP activists that took place after the CPI(M)-led

dispensation came to power in the state last year.


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