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MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana logs 226 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death takes toll to 1,584 Hyderabad: Telangana recorded 226 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the total positives to over 2.92 lakh while one fatality pushed the toll to 1,584, the state government said on Thursday.

MDS2 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry adds 35 new COVID-19 cases, overall tally rises to 38,772 Puducherry: The Union Territory of Puducherry logged 35 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 38,772, a top Health department official said on Thursday.

MDS3 KA-PORTFOLIOS Yediyurappa allocates portfolios to new Ministers, effects changes for some Bengaluru: A week after expanding his cabinet, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday allocated portfolios to the seven new inductees and also effected a reshufle of the departments of some ministers.

MDS5 KA-LD SASIKALA Sasikala's health normal and stable: Hospital Bengaluru: Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala's health condition is now normal and stable but she will undergo CT Scan and other tests, Director of the Bowring Hospital Dr Manoj Kumar H V said on Thursday.

MES6 TN-JHARKHAND-MINISTER Jharkhand Minister Mahto recovers, to be discharged soon: Hospital Chennai: Jharkhand Minister for School Education, Jagarnath Mahto has recovered following a recent bilateral lung transplant and he is set to be discharged soon, a hospital said here on Thursday.PTI SS PTI PTI