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The Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to extend the stringent measures imposed to contain the surging Covid cases in the state till January 31 morning. These orders were based on the decisions taken at a meeting chaired by chief minister Basavaraj Bommai. Stay with TOI for more updates:Read Less
Karnataka govt orders extension of stringent measures to contain Covid spread
The Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to extend the stringent measures imposed to contain the surging COVID cases in the state till January 31 morning. These orders were based on the decisions taken at a meeting chaired by chief minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Karnataka logs 14,473 new Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths
Karnataka logged 14,473 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, said the state government on Wednesday. As many as five people succumbed to the infection during the period. With this, the death toll in the state mounted to 38,379.
Padayatra: Another FIR against 40 Cong leaders including D K Shivakumar for Covid rules violation
As the Congress’ ‘padayatra’ demanding implementation of the Mekedatu project across the Cauvery river, entered its third day on Tuesday, another FIR has been registered against 40 party leaders including its state President D K Shivakumar and others for taking out the march defying Covid-19 curbs
Modi rings Karnataka CM and enquires about his health post COVID infection
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, who has tested positive for Covid-19, and enquired about his health. Modi rang up Bommai at 4.30pm on learning about his infection along with two others in the family, according to an official statement.
BJP govt making frustrated attempts to scuttle ‘padayatra’ fearing political gain to Cong, says Siddaramaiah
Fearing political gain for the Congress from the ‘padayatra’, the ruling BJP is making “frustrated attempts” to scuttle it, former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah said on Tuesday, as their march demanding implementation of the Mekedatu project across the Cauvery river, entered its third day.
Karnataka: 20 employees of a fish processing plant have been hospitalized after a chemical leakage at the unit in Baikampady, on the outskirts of Mangaluru city. 80 employees were present in the plant at the time of the incident: Mangaluru Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar. (ANI)
Ramanagara: Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and state Congress president DK Shivakumar participated in Congress’ ‘padayatra’ amid a surge in Covid cases
Bengaluru: Precautionary dose of Covid vaccine being administered at Malleswaram Government School for front line workers and senior citizens on the second day of its roll out (ANI)
Karnataka: Amid Covid restrictions, farmers in Kalaburagi district are apprehensive over watermelon farming
Due to lockdown, we are unsure if our crops will be sold in the market. Watermelon crop plantation area has decreased this year: Mahant Reddy, farmer
15-17 years: 50% of target population gets first dose in Karnataka
The state government on Monday said 50% of the target population in the 15-17 years age group has been inoculated with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.Health minister K Sudhakar said: “Of the estimated total of 31. 7 lakh children in this age group in the state, we have administered the first dose to 15. 6 lakh across the state. ”
Four Andhra Pradesh teens bring 201kg of ganja to Bengaluru, land in net
In a major crackdown last week, south division police arrested four teenagers from Andhra Pradesh for allegedly bringing huge quantities of ganja into Bengaluru to sell to local peddlers.Police seized 201kg of ganja from them at KG Nagar. The accused are Pattam Pothayya, 19, Pallem Varaprasad, 19, Kondaji Prasad, 19, all residents of East Godavari district, and Vanthala Ramesh, 19, from Visakhapatnam district.
Karnataka: No amount of scars can subdue this nari shakti
Corroded neck that has become immovable, a constricted nostril that makes breathing difficult, an impaired vision that is deteriorating with each passing year, and scars that have stayed on the face despite multiple surgeries are all lasting reminders of the day Jayalakshmi’s spouse threw acid on her. READ MORE
Karnataka to introduce ranking system to assess performance of departments
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai has instructed the officials to formulate criteria to introduce an annual ranking system to assess the performance of all the departments.While speaking administrative reforms, the chief minister said that civic services should be made easily available to citizens by cutting down the layers of decision making. (ANI)
Some parts of Bengaluru to face disruption in power supply for four days
There will be power cuts in parts of the city from Tuesday to Friday due to cable conversionwork.The areas to be affected on all four days are: HSR sector 3, 6and 7, KSRP quarters, Venkatapura, Mangammana Palya, Kasavanahalli and surrounding areas.
Karnataka CM tests Covid positive; Omicron tally rises to 479
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday after attending the funeral of Kannada litterateur Chandrashekar Patil in Bengaluru.Meanwhile, with 146 new cases, the Omicron tally swelled to 479 in the state. Karnataka reported 11,698 new Covid cases on Monday and Bengaluru Urban district reported 9,221 cases. (IANS_
Bengaluru police arrest 4 vehicle thieves, seize 67 cars worth Rs 5 crore
PI Bagalgunte, @DCPNorthBCP arrests 4 accused, seize 67 Cars worth Rs 5 cr.. accused in name of starting travel… https://t.co/niX4EP63fd
11,698 new Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, 4 deaths
Karnataka on Monday recorded a slight dip in fresh Covid-19 cases at 11,698 and 4 deaths, taking the tally to 30,63,656 and the death toll to 38,374. The state has been witnessing a steady surge in cases since December last week and had reported 12,000 daily cases on Sunday.Of the new cases on Monday, 9,221 were from Bengaluru Urban that saw 829 people being discharged and two deaths.The total number of active cases across the state is now 60,148. (PTI)
Truck falls on 2 cars, bike; 6 killed on Bengaluru-Mysuru Road
Three men, two women and a minor boy were killed when a rashly driven tipper truck carrying gravel hit the median and fell on two cars and a motorcycle on Mysuru Road, near Kumbalagodu, on the outskirts of Bengaluru, on Monday.The accident occurred around 7pm when the city-bound truck rammed the median and fell to its left, pouring the load of gravel on the cars and the bike. The deceased have been identified as Veenamma, 44, Keerti Kumar, 40, Indra Kumar, 14, and Neetu, 29, (all occupants of the first car), TJ Shivaprakash (lone occupant of the second car) and biker Jatin B George. READ MORE
Kannada writer & activist Chandrashekar Patil dies at 82
Kannada poet, playwright, critic and pro-Kannada activist Chandrashekar Patil, popularly known as ‘Champa’, passed away at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Monday. He was 82.He was suffering from age-related illnesses for the past couple of years and was admitted to a private hospital a few days ago.
KPCC president DK Shivakumar slips into silent mode after refusing Covid test
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president DK Shivakumar has courted controversy after he refused a Covid-19 test and reprimanded officials who went to collect his swab samples soon after the first day of the padayatra on Sunday.In a video that has gone viral, Shivakumar is heard saying: “Hey Mr…I’m fit and fine. You can’t compel me. I know the law of this land. You can’t blackmail me…” A team of officials led by Ramanagara additional deputy commissioner had approached him and others when they were camping in Doddalahalli, the hometown of Shivakumar, after a 14-km walk from Mekedatu.

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