Top stories from the southern region at 1730 hrs today. MDS1 TN-DEATH-VIOLENCE Rameswaram (TN): Twenty persons, including passengers of a bus and two drivers injured, when a crowd pelted stones at state transport buses after a fisherman was fatally knocked down by a state bus in Thangachimadam area late last night. MDS2 PD-SPEAKER-BJP Puducherry: Around 150 BJP workers are taken into custody when they tried to lay siege to the Assembly against Speaker V Vaithilingam's move of rejecting the nomination of three party functionaries as members of the House. LGM1 KL-COURT-DILEEP Kochi: A magistrate court grants two-day police custody of popular actor Dileep, arrested in connection with the alleged abduction and assault of a South Indian actress here in February. MES7 KL-JAITLEY-NAPKINS Thiruvananthapuram: Activists of a Left students union in Kerala posts sanitary napkins to union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as a mark of protest for imposing GST on women's hygiene product. MCM1 BIZ-WIPRO Bengaluru: Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting says it has shut down its lighting manufacturing unit at Mysuru due to a sharp decline in the demand for CFL products and increasing preference for LED products.
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