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Following are the top stories from the southern region at 2100 HRS.

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Following are the top stories from the southern region at 2100 HRS. MDS3 TN-ASSEMBLY-DMK-RULING Chennai: Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal rules that a Compact Disc submitted by in support of its demand for raising the issue of alleged horse-trading of some MLAs is only a TV channel video footage and cannot be entertained as evidence. MDS4 KA-MINISTER Bengaluru: Opposition demands immediate removal of Forest Minister Ramanath Rai for allegedly directing a senior police official to take action against a local functionary, following recent group clashes at Kalladka in Dakshina Kannada district. MDS5 TN-FISHERMEN-CM Chennai: Raising the issue of the continuing arrests of fishermen from the state by the Sri Lankan Navy, Chief Minister E K Palaniswami urges PM to take a "strong diplomatic stand" to prevent recurrence of such incidents. MDS6 KA-MARS Bengaluru: The country's low-cost Mars mission spacecraft that is on a rendezvous with the Red planetfor an extended period completes 1,000 earth days in itsorbit MDS7 BIZ-GST-LD TN Chennai: Assembly adopts GST bill amid a walkout by opposition DMK, which demands that it be referred to a select committee and taken up later for discussion. MDS8 KL-GAZA STREET Kasaragod (Ker): Renaming of a road in Kerala's Kasargod district as Gaza Street, seen as a reference to the disputed strip of land between Israel and Egypt, draws the attention of police and intelligence agencies. MDS9 KL-TERMINAL-PROTEST-POLICE Kochi: A day after caning demonstrators protesting against setting up of an LPG import terminal here, police today says 'forces with extremist nature' are behind the locals' stir against the LPG terminal project. MES4 TN-NET-AICTE Coimbatore: With some states opposing introduction of National Eligibility Test for admission to engineering courses, it is unlikely to be held next year but can become become a reality in 2019-'20, says AICTE Chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe LGM2 TN-HC-ECI Chennai: The Election Commission today tells the Madras High Court that an FIR had been lodged in April itself on the basis of its report on electoral malpractices before the suspended bypoll for R K Nagar assembly seat. LGM3 TN-HC-CM Chennai: Chief Minister K Palaniswami seeks time to reply to a plea by seeking probe by the CBI and DRI into the alleged pay-offs to some ruling MLAs for supporting his government's trust motion last February. MES7 POLL-PREZ-AINRC Puducherry: The opposition AINRC in Puducherry extends support to NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. MES10 TN-FAKE-CURRENCY: Kanyakumari: A Ghana national is detained forcarrying fake British currency in his baggage. BES16 TL-WOMAN-DEATH Hyderabad: A 35-year-old woman, working in the local branch of a US-headquartered bank, is found dead under mysterious circumstances at her residence here.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 21:22 IST