Highights from the Southern region
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Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy steps in to pacify MLAs of ally Congress, who were unhappy with the cabinet expansion, by asking the Congress' central leadership to act immediately to find a solution.
Chennai: India does not view its relations with China through the prism of China-Pakistan ties, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman says, and rules out the possibility of New Delhi reviewing its stand on CPEC project.
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Bengaluru: Dubbing the current political situation in Karnataka as 'ludicrous,' union minister for parliamentary affairs Ananth Kumar says the new JDS-Congress coalition government was directionless and only temporary.
Villupuram: A 17-year-old girl allegedly attempts suicide after she fails in NEET. This is yet another case of students trying to take their lives over their poor performance in the national eligibility-cum-entrance exam.
Chennai: Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman again asserts there was no scam in the Rafale deal with France as being alleged by Congress and says disclosure of specifics about it could reveal the aircraft's capabilities to the country's rivals.
Coimbatore: Expressing shock over the reported Maoists' plot to assassinate prime minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan said the police and the intelligence should take the threat seriously and put extremist forces down with an iron hand.
Coimbatore: A teenage construction worker dies and 14 others get injured, when the roof of an under-construction three-storeyed building collapses near here, police say.
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