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71.33 per cent polling in Malappuram Lok Sabha bypoll

A total of 71.33 per cent of voting has been recorded in the bypoll for Malappuram Lok Sabha seat in Kerala, held here yesterday, according to Chief Electoral Officer.

Diphtheria returns to Kerala; govt steps up drive

In the wake of the startling return of diphtheria, a bacterial infection eradicated from the state many years ago, Kerala Health Department has stepped up an intense anti-diphtheria drive in Malappuram district, where the disease has resurfaced.