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K’taka reports 259 new cases reported in last 24 hours
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District Police has been instructed to take all precautionary measures to maintain law and order during the 'Srirangapatna Chalo' drive called by VHP tomorrow. No one is allowed to take the law into their hands at any cost.
Karnataka: ‘Double shawls’ lead to tension in Uppinangady college
Tension prevailed in the Government First Grade College, Uppinangady on Thursday, after a group of Hindu students reportedly blamed Muslim girls for violating the prescribed dress code by arriving wearing double shawls as part of their uniform. To counter them, a group of boys arrived wearing saffron shawls. Read full story
PM Narendra Modi expresses anguish at Kalaburagi road accident
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed anguish at the loss of lives in a road accident in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi district and wished a speedy recovery to the injured. Seven people travelling in a private bus are feared to have been charred to death in a road accident in Kalaburagi during the early hours on Friday, police said. (PTI)
College girl takes to chain snatching for returning Rs 5,000 loan, arrested
The Karnataka Police have arrested a girl student and two of her friends on charges of attempting to snatch a chain to pay a loan amount of Rs 5,000 in Bengaluru, police said on Friday. (IANS)
Six Hijab-clad students were suspended from college for six days for violating court order. They were wearing Hijab in classroom. Suspension period ends tomorrow. After that, we’ll allow them to class. It was a small punishment: Principal, Govt First Grade College Uppinangady
As many as seven people were charred to death and 16 were injured when a private bus, in which they were travelling in, overturned after a collision with a goods van at Kamalapur, 35km away from Kalaburagi on Friday morning.
Siddaramaiah, Leader of Opposition, Karnataka legislative assembly, meets Randeep Singh Surjewala, Congress general Secretary at Karnataka Congress Chintan Shivir in Bengaluru.
Karnataka: Mangalore University in dilemma over starting first year UG classes
Mangalore University is caught between a rock and a hard place, on starting of first-year undergraduate (UG) classes.As per the current decision and academic calendar, MU has decided to start first year undergraduate classes from October, three months after PU results. Meanwhile, even if it wants to start first-year UG courses a few weeks after the PU results, it will face a shortage of staff and classrooms, since the first-year, second semester, classes of academic year 2021-22 are still on. It will be completed at the end of August.
Karnataka: 3 people charred to death after a Hyderabad-based private bus collided with a goods vehicle and caught fire near Kamalapur village in Kalaburagi district. Rescue operation is under way, said police (ANI)
Bengaluru: School bus falls into quarry, driver hurt
A 32-year-old school bus driver sustained injuries after the bus he was driving fell into a quarry at Kudlu Parappana Agrahara road on Thursday. Subramani, the driver, reportedly lost control while trying to avoid hitting a two-wheeler.The bus belongs to Freedom International School, HSR Layout. At 7. 30am, the bus was on its way to pick students up for school.
Karnataka: Math favours BJP; Cong and JD(S) have slim chance
While BJP has the best mathematical chance of winning the fourth Rajya Sabha seat from Karnataka, Congress and JD(S) have an outside chance. All three are banking on politics and factors like cross voting, while negotiations are also still on to get a rival candidate to withdraw.
Karnataka: Should contain the truth, not ideology says, Mysuru based novelist SL Bhyrappa
Stopping just short of castigating the Basavaraj Bommai government for the row over revision of textbooks, Mysuru-based novelist SL Bhyrappa, on Thursday, said he is against imposition of any ideology in textbooks. He said textbooks should contain “the truth and not ideology”.However, citing opposition to Rangayana director Addanda C Cariappa for his stand on Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan, Bhyrappa said the government should stand its ground. READ MORE
Bengaluru: 4 held for threatening hospital staff, not paying bill
Four people were arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly threatening hospital staff and taking a patient away without clearing the bill. The arrests were made based on a complaint filed by Dr Abdul Aziz, who runs Rafi Lifecare Hospital in KG Halli.
Heavy rainfall to lash K’taka for 4 days, yellow alert for B’luru, coastal regions
Heavy rainfall has been predicted in Karnataka for four days from Friday by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), which has sounded a yellow alert for Bengaluru and coastal regions.The Bengaluru city, Bengaluru Rural, coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Udupi are to witness heavy showers. (IANS)
K’taka health minister tests Covid positive
Karnataka health minister K Sudhakar has tested positive for Covid.Giving the information on his Twitter handle, he said, “I have tested positive for Covid-19, after being uninfected through 3 waves of pandemic. “I have moderate symptoms and will home- isolate myself and follow all protocols. Grateful that I am fully vaccinated,” he stated on Thursday late night.
Karnataka logs 297 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, maximum 276 in Bengaluru
Karnataka on Thursday reported 297 new Covid-19 cases, as per the bulletin released by the state health department. With today’s number, state’s positivity rate climbed to 1.45 per cent. Among the districts, Bengaluru alone reported 276 fresh infections. (ANI)
Bengaluru’s air pollution level today
Hit by caseload & staff crunch, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike looks for legal cell head
The BBMP, whose legal cell is reeling under severe staff shortage, is finally hiring a legal head. The move comes nearly two months after the Palike rejected candidates who had applied to its previous call for applications. READ MORE