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News 18 Afternoon Digest: 2 Killed in Kerala, 4 in Karnataka as Storm Intensifies; Sputnik V Production in India to be Ramped Up to 850 Mn Doses a Year and Other Stories

Naval officers from INS Dronacharya undertake rescue operation after heavy rain at Chellanam panchayat in Ernakulam district, Kochi.

Naval officers from INS Dronacharya undertake rescue operation after heavy rain at Chellanam panchayat in Ernakulam district, Kochi.

Here are the top stories today: Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates: 2 Killed in Kerala, 4 in Karnataka as Storm Intensifies; Rains Lash Goa, Mumbai on Alert; 'Routine Summer Vacation': Cyrus Poonawalla Joins Adar & Family in UK, Slams 'False' Claims of Fleeing; ‘Sputnik V Production in India to be Ramped Up to 850 Mn Doses a Year, Single-Shot Jab Soon’: Russian Envoy; With COVID Second Wave Wreaking Havoc, How Do We Deal with a Cloudburst of Grief?;'Women's Game Has Evolved': Ahead of Champions League Final, Barcelona's Oshoala Calls on More People to Watch the Game; Salman Khan Has Strict Warning for People Pirating Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai

Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates: 2 Killed in Kerala, 4 in Karnataka as Storm Intensifies; Rains Lash Goa, Mumbai on Alert

Two people died in Kerala on Sunday as a result of heavy rains accompanying storm due to Cyclone Tauktae. The two deaths were reported from Ernakulam and Kozhikode districts of the state. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Cyclone Tauktae is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm and will cross the Gujarat coast in the morning of May 18. READ MORE

‘Routine Summer Vacation’: Cyrus Poonawalla Joins Adar & Family in UK, Slams ‘False’ Claims of Fleeing

Defying claims that he ‘left’ the country, Cyrus Poonawalla, chairman of the Poonawalla Group said that he has joined son Adar Poonawalla and his family in London for a regular ‘summer vacation’. READ MORE

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Salman Khan Has Strict Warning for People Pirating Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai

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