Karnataka, Bengaluru News Live Updates: CM Bommai tests Covid positive again; more rains expected in Bengaluru – The Indian Express

Bangalore, Karnataka Live News Today (August 6): Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Saturday said that he has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time. He added that his Delhi trip has been cancelled. Bommai was expected to meet BJP’s central leaders to discuss recent political developments and preparations for 2023 assembly polls, as per party sources.
Bengaluru is expected to see widespread rains on August 6, as per an IMD report. Light to moderate rain or thundershowers is very likely. The maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 26 and 20 degrees Celsius respectively. Meanwhile, the Central Business District and the Manyata Tech Park regions of Bengaluru city are expected to see power shutdowns on Saturday due to Bescom maintenance work. The IMD has forecast that Bengaluru might receive rain/thundershowers in the next 48 hours with the maximum and minimum temperatures likely to be around 25 and 20 degrees Celsius.
Karnataka reported 2,042 new Covid-19 cases, 2 pandemic related deaths on Friday. The positivity rate for the day stands at 6.32%. A total of 1,704 patients were discharged today leaving the active number of cases in the state at 11,403.
The Karnataka government on Friday cleared 18 projects with a total investment of Rs 34,432 crore that are likely to create 48,850 job opportunities.
The projects were cleared at a meeting held by the 59th state high-level clearance committee headed by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, his office said.
After the meeting, Bommai said that industries in the ethanol, aerospace, semiconductors, machine manufacturing, steel, and automobile sectors had come forward to invest in the state. (Read more)
Japan Airlines, which currently operates the only non-stop Bengaluru-Tokyo flight, will be increasing the flight frequency from twice a week to three times, Bengaluru airport said in a press release. The new schedule will begin on August 6, 2022.
The additional flight will provide another convenient option for persons travelling to and from Japan and for passengers connecting to and from the United States and Canada, it added. It added that Japan Airlines hope to increase the frequency to a daily flight soon. 
The analysis of cell phone usage data from the mobile covering three colleges which served as centres for a police sub-inspector recruitment exam in the Kalaburagi city in north Karnataka on October 3, 2021, has revealed the identities of seven candidates who cheated in the test by receiving answers through Bluetooth devices they had smuggled into the exam halls.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Karnataka police, which is investigating the case, has filed five new FIRs against these seven candidates, and several agents and police officials who were part of the conspiracy. The CID has already arrested 35 of the 545 selected candidates for cheating in the exam through various means. (Read more)
Bengaluru city is likely to see a maximum temperature of 24.3 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 19.8 degrees Celsius, according to an 8.30 am update from the Meteorological Centre in Bengaluru. The humidity is set to be between 90% and 95%.
Here’s the local forecast, as per a 9 am update:
For 24 hours: Generally cloudy sky. Light to moderate rain or thundershowers is very likely. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 26 and 20 degrees Celsius respectively.
For 48 hours: Generally cloudy sky. Light to moderate rain or thundershowers is very likely. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 28 and 20 degrees Celsius respectively.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who was scheduled to participate in several meetings in New Delhi, has cancelled the programmes after he tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time.
I have tested positive for Covid-19 with Mild symptoms and have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch with me in last few days, kindly isolate yourself and get urself tested. My trip to Delhi stands cancelled.

Bommai was scheduled to attend the third meeting of the National Committee of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, which will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the seventh meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog.

A BJP official said that, ahead of Assembly polls, he also had plans to discuss the cabinet reshuffle and wanted to discuss other issues with the BJP high command. 
BENGALURU POLICE have arrested a 29-year-old woman who threw her four-year-old daughter from the fourth floor of the apartment she was living in with her family. A case of murder has been registered against the woman following a complaint filed by her husband, the police said on Friday.

A CCTV camera in the apartment building in Sampangi Rama Nagar in central Bengaluru captured images of the woman throwing the child down from the fourth floor of the building and then attempting to jump herself on Thursday. The woman was prevented from jumping by family members. (Read more)
The Karnataka government on Friday approved 18 industrial projects worth Rs 34,432.46 crore that is expected to generate jobs for over 48,000 people in the state.
The State High-Level Clearance Committee (SHLCC) of the government under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai met here and gave the clearance for the investment proposals. The meeting was attended by senior ministers and officials.
Among the projects approved are automaker Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s plan to invest over Rs 3,600 crore to produce hybrid vehicles along with traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles at its facility in Bengaluru. (PTI)

Tourists click selfies during their visit to the annual Independence Day flower show, at Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bengaluru, Friday, Aug 5, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai inaugurated the annual Independence Day flower show at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden on Friday morning. (Express Web)
Tourists during their visit to the annual Independence Day flower show, at Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bengaluru, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (PTI Photo)
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Karnataka reported 2,042 new Covid-19 cases, 2 pandemic related deaths on Friday. The positivity rate for the day stands at 6.32%. A total of 1,704 patients were discharged today leaving the active number of cases in the state at 11,403.
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Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai who will be in New Delhi during the weekend to take part in ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and NITI Aayog meetings, is expected to meet BJP’s central leaders to discuss recent political developments and preparations for 2023 assembly polls, party sources said on Friday.
Though there is no mention about a meeting with the party leadership in his official tour plan, according to sources, he is likely to meet the party’s central leaders, and is expected to discuss the much-awaited cabinet expansion or rejig.
On completing one year in office, Bommai on July 28 had himself said he will discuss with the party’s central leadership regarding the expansion or rejig of his cabinet during his next visit to New Delhi and will arrive at a final decision on the matter. (PTI)
The Bengaluru Airport today issued an advisory regarding the Independence Day long weekend. “Owing to high security measures in August, there may be delay in passenger processing at BLR Airport,” it read. 

Following a massive turnout at Congress heavyweight Siddaramaiah’s 75th birthday bash in the central Karnataka district of Davangere, a section of BJP leaders from the region have urged the party leadership to hold a mega event there, aimed at projecting the achievements and programmes of the state government.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s political secretary and MLA from Honnali in Davangere district, M P Renukacharya said the party’s local workers and leaders are asking for such an event to be organised in the district ahead of 2023 state assembly polls.
“Anyways, the division-wise meetings will be held, I will meet Chief Minister and BJP state President Nalin Kumar Kateel to give an opportunity to hold its valedictory event in Davangere. We will organise a mega event, because our leaders and workers are asking (for it),” Renukacharya said.
Speaking to reporters, he clarified that the event should not be misconstrued as a counter to Siddaramaiah’s 75th birthday bash held in Davangere on August 3, that saw a massive gathering. (PTI)
Since the implementation of the ban on the usage and manufacturing of single use plastic (SUP), the authorities in Karnataka in 22,116 inspections carried out between July 1 and July 31 seized 115,259.64 kg of plastic in the state. The state level data was shared by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) Friday. (Read More)
In a tragic incident, a mother killed her four-year-old daughter by throwing her from the fourth floor of an apartment building in the heart of Bengaluru, as the child was reportedly mentally challenged, police said on Friday.
The incident happened at Sampangiramanagar on Thursday afternoon and the mother too tried to kill herself after throwing the child, but was rescued by the neighbours, they said. A CCTV camera installed in the apartment has captured the incident.
“On receiving the information, we went to the hospital and during inquiry we were told that the child had fallen from the terrace. On detailed investigation, we came to know that the mother purposely threw her daughter, who succumbed to injuries late last night. The mother has been booked for murder and arrested. Further procedures are on,” DCP Central Division Bengaluru R Srinivas Gowda said. (PTI)
The BBMP chief commissioner, Tushar Giri Nath during his visit to Agrahara Dasarahalli listened to public grievances. Apart from installing Street lights and instructing the solid waste management department of BBMP to clear road side garbage, Nath directed the officials to clear road side drains in order to avoid flooding during rains.

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar has invited interested citizens to submit logo designs for the state government’s Namma Clinic initiative. The minister also stated that the winner of the contest will be awarded by Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar. Everyone interested in participating can start submitting their logo designs from August 5. Submissions continue for the next 10 days and close August 15.
The Karnataka government has decided to open 438 “Namma Clinics” in urban centres across the state including one each in every ward of BBMP. The main focus of Namma Clinics is to bolster health infrastructure and make healthcare more accessible to economically weaker sections in urban areas. 
In a press confrence organised by INC Karnataka today, Byatarayanapura MLA Krishna Byre Gowda alleged that BJP sees women as just a vote bank and does injustice to women by denying them opportunities and representation. 
The truth of BJP’s anti-women politics is exposed in the #BBMP ward reservation.BJP MLAs denied women equal representation in their constituencies.BJP MLAs have 144 wards. Instead of 76 wards,only 46 are reserved for women,” he said.
BJP shifted women’s reservations to opposition MLA constituencies to disempower women in BJP constituencies. Congress+JDS MLAs have 99 wards. Instead of 44 wards, 76 are reserved for women. @BJP4Karnataka has denied women opportunities in 30 wards. (2/3)@INCKarnataka @INCIndia pic.twitter.com/49Dw3RqqzW

The document verification process for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) admissions that was scheduled to begin on August 8 has been further postponed after the Karnataka High Court decided to hear the case of KCET rankings for repeaters Monday. The government on August 2 had initially postponed the date to August 8.
The petition finds the KCET rankings as wholly “arbitrary, unreasonable and suffers total non-application of mind as it prescribes a discriminative mode of evaluation in KCET 2022 examination for students of the 2020-21 batch”. The counsel for the government told the court Thursday that the government is not going ahead with the documentation on August 8. (Read More)
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on behalf of the State Handlooms and Textiles Department participated in the 8th National Handloom Day celebrations organised by Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore, inaugurating the display and sale of handloom products and awarding program to handloom weavers.
Bengaluru has already received 946 mm of rainfall since March this year, inching closer to its annual figure well ahead of the months of October and November when the city usually receives heavy rainfall as the south-west monsoon retreats.
IMD has forecast that Bengaluru might receive rain/thundershowers in the next 48 hours with the maximum and minimum temperatures likely to be around 25 and 20 degrees Celsius. The weather department said the heavy rainfall was the result of the southwest monsoon turning vigorous over the state. (Read More)
What was once a godown at Kamaraj Road that used to supply bread, salt biscuits, buns, and rusks in 1902, now stands as a major cultural landmark in central Bengaluru. Even after 120 years, the hot cross buns during Christmas or the mutton brain puff during Ramadan at Albert Bakery still tingles the taste buds of dessert and snack lovers in Bengaluru.
Chicken swiss roll, chicken shami kababand potato bun at the Albert bakery.
Mohammad Sabir, who is the managing director of Albert Bakery and the fourth generation businessman, believes that ‘keeping it simple and affordable’ is the key factor behind the bakery becoming a culinary landmark known for its lip-smacking desserts.
“It was my grandfather Mohammad Suleman who started the godown in 1902. However, in 1921 we moved to Frazer Town and converted the godown into a bakery. We realised bread and buns were part of the daily livelihood for people and that is mostly the reason why we wanted to open a bakery,” said Sabir. Read here.

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