Following are the top stories from the southern region at 1700 HRS.
Chennai: Tamil Nadu government moves a GST bill in the Assembly, saying the proposed legislation will "simplify and harmonise" the indirect tax regime in the state.
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Chennai: Opposition DMK members in Tamil Nadu Assembly evicted en masse amid noisy scenes when they insist on raising the issue of alleged horse-trading of AIADMK MLAs despite being denied permission.
Kannur (Ker): Controversy is brewing over a magazine brought out by pro-CPI(M) students union of a government college at nearby Thalassery as it allegedly contains objectionable contents with sexual overtones insulting the national flag and anthem.
Puducherry: Chief Minister V Narayanasamy dares Lt Governor Kiran Bedi to prove her charges of "corruption and malpractices" in admission to Post Graduate courses in private medical colleges in the union territory.
Thiruvananthapuram: NITI Aayog has offered support for implementation of Kerala government's ambitious 'Nava Kerala Mission', which focusses on education, health, agriculture and housing.
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