Karnataka news live: State reports 1,805 fresh Covid cases, 36 deaths – Times of India

Karnataka on Friday reported1,805 new cases of Covid-19 and 36 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,15,317 and death toll to 36,741, the health department said. The day also saw 1,854 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries to 28,54,222. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates.Read Less
Bengaluru Urban logged 441 new cases, as the city saw 434 discharges and 7 deaths. Kolar reported five deaths, Mysuru (4), Dakshina Kannada, Hassan and Mandya (3), Chikkaballapura, Chitradurga, Dharwad and Udupi (2), followed by others. After Bengaluru Urban, Dakshina Kannada accounted for the next highest in number of new cases with 411 followed by Udupi 153, Hassan 103 and Mysuru 90. (PTI)

Maharashtra Minister, NCP chief talk to K’taka CM on water-sharing
: Maharashtra Minister of Water Resources Jayant Patil and president of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharad Pawar discussed issues related to river water-sharing with Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai at his residence on Friday. (PTI)
ED searches were not related to IMA scam, claims Cong MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan
Congress MLA BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan on Friday claimed that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) searches on properties linked to him was relating to his newly constructed house in the city and had nothing to do with the alleged Rs 4,000 crore IMA ponzi scam. (PTI)
Karnataka reports 1,805 fresh Covid cases, 1,854 discharges, and 36 deaths in the past 24 hours. Death toll rises to 36,741. (ANI)

Karnataka CM emphasises on bringing humanitarian values within frame of law
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Friday emphasised on bringing humanitarian values within the frame of law, which will not only resolve several problems, but also will make the judiciary more humane and people friendly. He was speaking after inaugurating the national webinar on ‘Socio-legal values in Mitakshara, Vachana, Dasa and folk literature in Karnataka’. (PTI)
Drugs worth Rs 5 crore seized by Bengaluru Crime Branch, 5 held
Bengaluru Central Crime Branch’s (CCB) anti-narcotic wing on Friday arrested five people in Bengaluru for illegally possessing drugs worth rupees five crore, said Sandeep Patil, joint commissioner of police, crime, Bengaluru City Police.
Karnataka rural development minister KS Eshwarappa visits flood affected areas in Shimoga district
Karnataka Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj KS Eshwarappa, on Friday, visited the flood-affected areas of Kodagu Majare, Bekshe Kenjagudde Mandagadde villages . Eshwarappa took stock of the situation as many roads and properties got damaged following heavy rains in the regions. (ANI)
State government to restart schools for high school— 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 standard from August 23. Classes to be held on alternate days.

Karnataka to impose weekend curfew in border districts of Kerala and Maharashtra. Night curfew to be tightened from 9 pm to 5 am across the state.

Any violation of this ban can attract a penalty of Rs 100 to 200.

With the threat of third wave of Covid-19 looming large, North-West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation’s Hubballi division has prohibited spitting in its bus terminals.

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai and NCP chief Sharad Pawar today met at the former’s residence in Bengaluru. (ANI)
BBMP chief allays fears of surge in Bengaluru, says pandemic under control
Allaying fears of a spike in Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru, BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta on Thursday said the situation is under control with the city reporting, on an average, 450 cases daily and positivity rate less than 1%.
The city has recorded a rise in the number of vehicle registrations during the pandemic year, which may be attributed to the irregular public transport service.

Bengaluru: Veggie trader & factory owner nabbed, red sanders worth Rs 4.5 crore seized
A 51-year-old vegetable trader and a factory owner were arrested on Thursday for allegedly storing red sanders in Bengaluru to smuggle them to foreign countries. Read more
While the positivity rate for the day stood at 1.10 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 1.40 per cent.

How netizens got British diplomat to eat dosa with hands
A photograph of British diplomat Alex Ellis enjoying a plate of masala dosa was trending on Twitter on Wednesday and Thursday. What stood out in the image was that he was having the dosa with a fork and knife, inviting a flood of tweets suggesting it wasn’t the best way to relish the dish. Read more
Newborn beats Covid-MIS, erratic heartbeat
A newborn baby boy from Peenya, who not only suffered from post-Covid multi-system inflammation but also an abnormally erratic heartbeat, has survived. Doctors who treated him claim this is the first such case to be reported in India and only the second in the world. Read more
Out of 1,785 new cases reported on Thursday, 414 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 554 discharges and only 5 deaths.

No compromise on Mekedatu water project, says Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai
Notwithstanding the protest by Tamil Nadu’s BJP unit, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday asserted there will be no “compromise” on Mekedatu project, which the state wants to undertake across Cauvery river. He said neighbouring Tamil Nadu is opposing it for the sake of politics. Read more

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