Karnataka news live: II PU exams in state to begin from August 19 – Times of India

Wary of a possible third wave of Covid-19 infections, the state government may consider reimposing some restrictions, especially now that the festive season has begun. Revenue minister R Ashoka suggested these curbs could kick in after August 15. Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai is scheduled to meet senior health officials and experts on Saturday to discuss the pandemic situation and he will take a call on reintroducing restrictions, besides rethinking the decision to reopen schools for classes 9-12, sources said. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
The Karnataka education department has decided to conduct the supplementary examinations for Pre-University students from August 19 to September 3.

Hundreds of foreign nationals studying in colleges and pursuing post graduate courses have been jabbed with their first dose of covid vaccines in Mysuru.

Amid rising fears over an impending third wave of Covid-19, BBMP and Bengaluru Urban District administration have decided to scale down official celebrations of the 75th Independence Day as per pandemic guidelines issued by the Union health ministry.

Arun Singh is expected to arrive next week, and party sources said he will speak to legislators and ministers in a bid to douse the discontent which surfaced after cabinet expansion and allocation of portfolios.

With the government still struggling to overcome initial hiccups after Basavaraj Bommai took over as chief minister, BJP has decided to send national general secretary in-charge of Karnataka Arun Singh to Bengaluru to address the issues.

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The vehicle scrappage policy launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday is likely to affect more than 40 lakh vehicles in Karnataka.

Yeshwantpur-Karwar train restored
Bowing to public demand, the Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) has decided to resume services of Yeshwantpur-Karwar-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly (daytime) express between Mangaluru and Karwar. (PTI)
According to the Karnataka State Covid War Room, districts with higher number of Covid-positive rural pockets are Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Kodagu, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Chamarajanagar, Chitradurga, Mandya, Kolar, Koppal, Haveri, Ramanagara, Tumakuru and Vijayapura.

Police recruitment will have a 2% quota for national, international sportspersons belonging to the state. A notification will be released soon.
The spread of Covid in rural areas continues with 15 districts reporting more cases of infections in villages than urban centres over the past two weeks.

It has also banned the organisation of social, political, recruitment, cultural, and religious programmes during these festivals.

The government has already issued an order prohibiting congregations during Krishna Janmashtami, Muharram, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, and other celebrations and festivals.

Govt plans to tighten restrictions, but Bommai rules out lockdown
Wary of a possible third wave of Covid-19 infections, the state government may consider reimposing some restrictions, especially now that the festive season has begun. Revenue minister R Ashoka suggested these curbs could kick in after August 15. Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai is scheduled to meet senior health officials and experts on Saturday to discuss the pandemic situation and he will take a call on reintroducing restrictions, besides rethinking the decision to reopen schools for classes 9-12, sources said. However, Bommai has ruled out a lockdown.
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Siddaramaiah asks Bommai to follow TN, cut prices of both petrol and diesel
Following neighbouring Tamil Nadu government’s move to cut tax on petrol by Rs three per litre, Leader of Opposition in Karnataka assembly Siddaramaiah on Friday urged Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to cut the price of both petrol and diesel in the state. (PTI)
Covid-19: Karnataka minister hints at tough measures in Bengaluru, other districts after August 15
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Ministerial aspirants and those desiring better positions should express feelings within party forums: Karnataka minister
Ministerial aspirants or those desiring for better positions in the government should express their feelings within the party forums and not in public, Karnataka higher education minister CN Ashwath Narayan said on Friday, as discontentment and lobbying refuses to end in the ruling BJP, after the recent cabinet exercise. (PTI)

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