Thursday, July 2, 2020

Karnataka mulls more steps to contain Covid spread in state

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
With positive cases surging by the day, Karnataka would have more measures to contain the Covid spread in the southern state, especially in this tech city, which accounts for 26 per cent of the infections, a minister said on Wednesday.... read..

JSW Steel's Karnataka plant sealing extended amid Covid

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Karnataka's Ballari district administration has extended the sealing of JSW Steel plant and township in Toranagallu village till July 31 to contain the spread of Covid, an official said on Wednesday.... read..

Karnataka Health Minister launches ICU Telecard to protect doctors treating COVID-19 patients

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 7:41:50 PM IST
Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Thursday launched the ICU Telecard, developed by CISCO to address the concerns of doctors treating coronavirus patients.... read..

IMD issues yellow and orange alerts for coastal districts of Karnataka

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 12:11:59 PM IST
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bengaluru on Thursday issued a yellow alert for the coastal districts of Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Udipi districts for July 1, 2, 4 and 5 and an orange alert for June 3.... read..

K'taka: Conman held for duping people on pretext of promising jobs

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
A conman who has duped people to the tune of Rs 1 crore on the pretext of providing them government jobs and releasing pending amounts has been arrested in the city, an official said on Thursday.... read..

PM Modi, Shah destroying the nation: Mallikarjun Kharge

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 4:11:49 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the "RSS needs to be defeated to save the country" and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are "destroying the nation".... read..

1 in 2 workers say company productivity apps are 'nonsense': Survey

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Nearly one in two workers globally think they can get away with using a non-work app to get the job done as the solutions provided by their company are just nonsense, a new survey revealed on Thursday.... read..

Kumaraswamy targets Karnataka govt for "poor handling" of COVID-19

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 4:41:47 PM IST
Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday accused BS Yediyurappa-led state government of ''failure'' to protect the citizens from coronavirus, stating that Karnataka was suffering due to lack of co-ordination in the cabinet.... read..

Karnataka revamps diet for Covid patients in hospitals

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
The Karnataka government has issued orders to provide quality nutritious food suggested by dieticians to Covid-19 patients receiving treatment in designated hospitals, an official said on Thursday.... read..

DK Shivakumar takes charge as KPCC chief

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 6:11:52 PM IST
DK Shivakumar, the Congress party's troubleshooter, on Thursday, took charge as the president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) at the conference hall of the party's new building in Bengaluru.... read..

Shivakumar takes reins of Karnataka Congress in style (Ld)

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Congress troubleshooter D.K. Shivakumar, 58, took reins of the party's Karnataka unit as president in style, with hundreds of party leaders and cadres witnessing the spectacle across the state through live streaming under the shadow of Covid cloud on Thur... read..

Karnataka hikes salaries of contractual MBBS doctors

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 7:41:47 PM IST
Karnataka Health Department on Thursday permitted District Health Departments to appoint doctors with MBBS, on a contractual basis with permission of concerned District Health Officers and Commissioners, a statement said.... read..

Shivakumar to take over reins of K'taka Congress on Thursday

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Congress troubleshooter D.K. Shivakumar would take over as the party's Karnataka President on Thursday and the event would be streamed live for party leaders and cadres across the state, a party leader said.... read..

Karnataka govt issues notice to 18 hospitals for 'denying' admission to patient who later died

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 5:11:47 AM IST
Karnataka government has issued a show-cause notice to 18 private hospitals for refusing to admit a 52-year-old patient with influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms, who later died.... read..

Kalaburagi's hoteliers suffer due to night curfew imposed across state

Kalaburagi (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 8:41:45 AM IST
Hoteliers in Kalaburagi have claimed that their business is hit due to night curfew timings in the state.... read..

K'taka Covid tally crosses 16k with record 1,272 new cases

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Karnataka registered a record 1,272 Covid positive cases to breach the 16,000- mark to take the states tally to 16,514, while seven people succumbed to the dreaded virus, an official said on Wednesday.... read..

Few districts in K'taka to receive good rainfall during next 5 days: IMD

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 6:42:02 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru Director CS Patil said that good rainfall is expected in few districts during next five days.... read..

Class 10 students screened before SSLC exam in Kalburgi

Kalburgi (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 4:12:02 PM IST
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Class 10 students on Thursday reached their examination centre in Karnataka's Kalburgi to take their Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examinations.... read..

K'taka field team fired for dumping Covid victims

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Karnataka's Ballari district administration has fired a health department field team for inhumanly handling and ruthlessly dumping eight Covid bodies in a pit, a video of which went viral, an official said on Tuesday.... read..

Karnataka Covid-19 tally crosses 15K with 947 fresh cases

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Karnataka registered 947 Covid-19 cases, with 503 of them in Bengaluru, raising the state's tally to 15,242 even as 20 people succumbed to the virus, an official said here on Tuesday.... read..

K'taka govt announces complete lockdown on Sundays till August 2

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 1, 2020 4:11:47 AM IST
Karnataka government on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown on Sundays till August 2.... read..

B'luru, Mysuru zoos to be shut on Sundays in Unlock 2.0

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2020 11:45:07 PM IST
Zoos in the city and Mysuru will be closed for the public on Sundays following the state government declaring complete shutdowns on Sundays from July 5 to August 2, an official said on Wednesday.... read..

Karnataka honours Corona warriors on Doctor's Day

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Recognising their selfless service over the last 3 months in their relentless fight against the corona virus spread, Karnataka on Wednesday honoured doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare warriors, marking the National Doctor's Day.... read..

9 Bengaluru hospitals issued notice for denying Covid treatment

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The Karnataka health department has issued a notice to nine private hospitals in the city for refusing treatment to a 52-year-old man with Covid symptoms who later died, an official said on Wednesday.... read..

Class 10 students screened in Karnataka's Hubli before SSLC exam

Hubli (Karnataka) | July 1, 2020 3:42:02 PM IST
Students of Class 10 were screened on Wednesday at a school in Hubli before appearing for their Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board exams.... read..

PM's food security for poor historic, says Yediyurappa

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Tuesday dubbed the extension in food security for 80 crore poor till November as "historic".... read..

PhonePe records 150% growth in loan EMI repayments

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Digital payments platform PhonePe on Wednesday said that it has seen over 150 per cent growth in loan EMI repayments category on its platform since March this year.... read..

K'taka HC hearings go virtual amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
With rising COVID-19 cases in this tech city, the Karnataka High Court has decided to conduct hearings through video-conferencing to avoid physical gathering of the stakeholders, an official said on Wednesday.... read..

K'taka: Govt training institutes to function from July 15

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Amid Unlock 2.0, the central and state government training institutions will be allowed to function in Karnataka from July 15, an official said on Wednesday.... read..

People flout social distancing norms in Karnataka's Bijapur to watch sheep fight

Bijapur (Karnataka) | July 1, 2020 6:11:57 PM IST
A huge crowd gathered flouting social distancing norms to watch a popular sheep fight in Muddebihal town of Bijapur district on Tuesday.... read..

Yediyurappa should apologise to nation for Ballari incident: DK Shivakumar

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 1, 2020 6:11:51 PM IST
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) chief DK Shivakumar on Wednesday said that the state Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa should apologise to the nation for the Ballari incident.... read..

Unlock 2.0: Curbs to continue on several services in K'taka

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Most of the services banned during the lockdown will continue to remain suspended from Wednesday as part of Unlock 2.0 in Karnataka, a top official said on Tuesday.... read..

Dell launches thinnest mobile workstation in India

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Dell Technologies on Wednesday launched a new Precision 5550 mobile workstation in India at a starting price of Rs 1,29,999.... read..

Dreams can't just be configured in the head: Mayank Agarwal

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Motivation can be hard to find during these tough COVID-19 times. But Mayank Agarwal has chosen a Monday to share his thoughts about dreams which the India opener feels cannot be 'configured in the head'.... read..

K'taka govt issues guideline for implementation of unlock 2

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 30, 2020 7:41:51 PM IST
Karnataka government has issued guidelines for the implementation of the unlock 2 in the state and as per the order, all activities will be permitted in areas outside Containment Zones, except the schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions ... read..

COVID-19: Karnataka HC shut for sanitisation in Bengaluru

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
The Karnataka High Court in the city centre would remain closed on Tuesday for sanitisation of its entire complex, an official said.... read..

Bengaluru cop confirmed Covid positive after death

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
A Bengaluru city policeman tested positive for Covid after his death even as more infections are occurring in the police department, an official said on Monday.... read..

B'luru deploys disinfectant spraying cannons to combat Covid

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
The citys civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), has deployed two large disinfectant mist spraying cannons to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said on Monday.... read..

Indian social app Chingari on fire, logs over 3 million downloads

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Indians have rushed to download social app Chingari, a desi alternative to Chinese TikTok, which is witnessing nearly 1 lakh downloads and over 2 million views per hour since the government banned 59 Chinese apps over national security concerns.... read..

Demand for organic produce goes up in K'taka in the midst of COVID-19

Shivamogga (Karnataka) | June 30, 2020 3:42:06 PM IST
The organic farmers' market in Shivamogga in Karnataka has seen a rise in the demand for organic fruits and vegetables in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.... read..

JD-S defector to reveal 'Operation Kamala' in 'tell-all' book

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Former Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader A.H. Vishwanath, who defected to the BJP after revolting against the JD-S-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, is set to reveal the inside story of "Operation Kamala" staged by the ruling party to return to p... read..

Ballari district administration disbands staff for 'inhumanly' dumping bodies of COVID victims

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 30, 2020 10:42:00 PM IST
A short while after Congress leader DK Shivakumar posted a video which allegedly showed officials 'inhumanly' dumping bodies of those patients who die of COVID into a pit in Ballari, the district administration confirmed it and said that the entire field ... read..

Karnataka's COVID-19 tally crosses 15,000-mark

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 30, 2020 10:12:00 PM IST
With 947 new cases reported in Karnataka on Tuesday, the state's COVID-19 count rose to 15,242.... read..

Yellow alert issued for 3 coastal K'taka districts

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2020 9:45:07 PM IST
The Met Department issued a yellow alert and forecast heavy rains for three coastal districts and 12 more in the south interior Karnataka, an official said on Tuesday.... read..

Karnataka minister back at work after home quarantine

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2020 8:15:07 PM IST
Karnataka Medical Education minister K Sudhakar resumed duty on Tuesday after eight days of home quarantine when a few of his family members had tested Covid positive.... read..

Bengaluru: BBMP passes resolution to name Yalahanka flyover after VD Savarkar

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 30, 2020 6:41:46 PM IST
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Tuesday passed a resolution during a council meeting, to name Yalahanka Flyover after VD Savarkar.... read..

Siddaramaiah demands all-party committee to monitor treatment-related issues in hospitals

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 30, 2020 6:41:48 PM IST
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday demanded setting up of an all-party committee to monitor treatment-related issues in hospitals and said there are allegations of "corruption and nepotism" in the management of COVID-19 treatment.... read..

K'taka PUC results in July-end, SSLC in early August

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Exam results of the Karnataka Pre-University Course (PUC) board and the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board would be declared in July last week and August first week, respectively, a minister said on Monday.... read..

COVID-19: K'taka Agriculture Ministe urges CM Yediyurappa to seal down Hirekerur Taluk

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 30, 2020 6:11:50 PM IST
In view of the rising COVID-19 cases, Karnataka Agriculture Minister BC Patil on Tuesday urged Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to seal down Hirekerur Taluk in the Haveri district.... read..

K'taka CM holds second round of meeting with private hospital representatives over COVID-19

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 30, 2020 1:11:48 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday held a second round of meeting with representatives of private hospitals at Vidhana Soudha here over COVID-19.... read..

Karnataka HC functioning suspended today for sanitisation

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 30, 2020 12:11:56 PM IST
The judicial, non-judicial and administrative functions of the Karnataka High Court has been suspended for Tuesday, for sanitisation of the entire court complex due to "unavoidable circumstances".... read..
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