ALSO READTrust vote: DMK seeks hearing of plea on reported 'pay-offs' Madras HC asks TN Govt. to handover video footage of trust vote to DMK DMK to demand AIADMK government's removal: Stalin Selective raids& arrest against one AIADMK faction; Stalin MLAs' support to AIADMK indeed purchased, alleges DMK
Following are the top stories from the southern region at 1745 HRS. MDS2 KL-FISHERMEN-PROBE Kochi: Officers from the Director General (Shipping) and the Mercantile Marine Department seizes all records, including digital data, of a foreign cargo ship suspected to have hit an Indian fishing boat off the coast here, killing two fishermen. MDS3 TN-LD PANNEERSELVAM Chennai: Hours after rebel AIADMK leader Panneerselvam sought his explanation, legislator S S Saravanan says the voice in the TV video footage on alleged horse trading involving ruling party MLAs was not his. LGM2 TN-HC-LD DMK Chennai: DMK moves the Madras High Court seeking a probe by CBI and DRI into alleged payoffs to some ruling AIADMK MLAs ahead of the trust vote sought by the K Palaniswami government in February last. MES6 PD-CEMENT SCHEME Puducherry: Puducherry government proposes to offer cement at subsidised rates to low and middle income groups people and name the scheme after Congress President Sonia Gandhi. MES9 KL-RIVER Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Government will soon file an interim petition in the Supreme Court listing out 'violations' by Tamil Nadu in the Parambikulam-Aliyar Project pact in the present water year. BES4 TL-GST Hyderabad: Telangana is ready to roll out the GST from July one from technology and preparedness perspective, according to a key government official. BES5 TL-KASTURIRANGAN Hyderabad: India needs to promote agricultural practices that need less water for crop cultivation and give thrust to water conservation and harvesting over the next one decade to avert crisis of shortage, according to an eminent scientist. BES6 TL-GIRL Hyderabad: A baby girl was hospitalised with injuries after she accidentally fell from the first-floor of a residential building in Bahadurpura area here, police said today.