Karnataka reported 371 new Covid-19 cases and 7 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,85,598 and death toll to 38,002, the Health Department said on Saturday. Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said Rs 50 crore will be sanctioned for the development of historical significant Kittur in Belagavi district, during the current financial year. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
Karnataka has reported 371 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,85,598 and death toll to 38,002, the Health Department said on Saturday. The day also saw 342 getting discharged. The total number of recoveries so far was 29,38,653.
After losing wife to black fungus, mourning ex-serviceman, 4 children end life
Grieving the death of his wife due to black fungus, a retired serviceman and his four children died by suicide in a village under Hukkeri Taluk, police said on Saturday. According to the police, Gopal Hadimani (46), along with his four children – Sowmya (19), Shwetha (16), Sakshi (11) and Srijan Hadimani (8) – consumed suicide on Friday night. Neighbours grew suspicious when none from the family was seen out this morning and alerted the police who, in turn, informed relatives. (PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday challenged veteran Congress leader Siddaramaiah to visit the villages in Hanagal assembly constituency to see the development there before inviting him for a debate on a public platform. “The Legislative Assembly itself is a big public platform, where we had debated in the past and will do so in the future as well,” Bommai told reporters on the sidelines of an event here, a day after Siddaramaiah challenged him for a public debate on the issue of development of Hanagal and questioned his ability to be the State CM. (PTI)
Four people arrested on Bengaluru-Hyderabad highway for possessing MDMA, meth; vehicles seized. Probe on: Director General, NCB (ANI)
Karnataka govt to sanction Rs 50 crore for development of Kittur
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said Rs 50 crore will be sanctioned for the development of historical significant Kittur in Belagavi district, during the current financial year. “The Kittur Development Authority was constituted in 2011 and Rs 8 crore was released for the purpose. This year Rs 50 crore will be sanctioned for the development of Kittur,” he said after paying homage to Kittur Rani Chennamma, who had fought against the British regime in India, on her birth anniversary. (PTI)
Duo hid drugs in soap boxes and books, couriered them to buyers
Two persons were arrested by Central Crime Branch (CCB) police on Friday for allegedly collecting and delivering narcotics for a drug-peddling syndicate operating from New Delhi. The accused are Ravi, 28, and Ravidas, 30, both residents of a paying guest accommodation in Bellandur. Read full story
Bengaluru: No room for fear, says dad who fought robbers to save daughter’s jewellery
A father who fought gun-wielding robbers last year when they broke into his house and took away all his daughter’s wedding jewellery has hope today of getting back the valuables. BN Srihari Prasad, a middle-aged techie, had thrown stones and punched one of the robbers who had threatened him, pointing a pistol. Read full story
Karnataka-RERA warns of action as 373 apartment projects unfinished after deadline ends
Although the deadline was extended, real estate developers have completed a mere 51 of the 424 apartment projects, leaving thousands of homebuyers in the lurch, and prompting a stern reaction from Karnataka Real Estate Regulatory Authority (K-RERA). Read more here
Cocktail therapy offering promising results in treatment of Covid-19
For many Covid-19 patients, anti-body cocktail therapy appears to hold the promise of a cure, and is being touted as a gamechanger by some of the stakeholders in the medical community. “It could be the solution we are seeking,” said Dr Deepak Madi, consultant-physician at Kasturba Medical College in Mangaluru.
It made the statement before a divisional bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi on Friday, which had taken up the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition filed by late freedom fighter HS Doreswamy and others demanding an independent probe in the case by a sitting or retired judge of the high court.
The Karnataka government has informed the high court that it has been given a clean chit in the shootout case during a protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in 2019 in Mangaluru city.
Teachers brace for hiccups as children set to return
With children in grades 1-5 set to return to campuses on Monday — after a gap of 18 months — it’s now the turn of teachers in Bengaluru. Class 1 and two children were still in kindergarten when they last went to school and primary grade teachers are gearing up with excitement as well as some trepidation. Teachers point out that children will have to adjust to working in a social space from individual space they had at home, learn social rules, how to play with others, sit for long hours in class and listen to others without interrupting.
India reports 16,326 fresh cases and 666 deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases stand at 1,73,728: Ministry of health and family welfare
Cops suspended, activist held in sexual harassment case
Two cops of Urva police station have been suspended and a woman activist arrested in the lawyer-intern sexual harassment case. Activist Pavitra Acharya, 33, who allegedly forced the victim’s friend to sign a document denying the incident involving advocate KSN Rajesh, was arrested on Friday. The advocate, who is a special public prosecutor for Lokayukta, is at large.
Cumulatively a total of 4,99,10,988 samples have been tested in the state, of which 1,03,121 were tested on Friday alone.
Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 12,27,388, followed by Mysuru 1,76,128 and Tumakuru 1,19,279.
Bengaluru Urban district now has a total of 12,50,320 positive cases, followed by Mysuru 1,78,885 and Tumakuru 1,20,640.
After Bengaluru Urban, Dakshina Kannada recorded the highest of 24 new cases, Mysuru and Tumakuru 23 each and Hassan 21.
Apart from Bengaluru Urban, one death each was reported from from Davangere, Dharwad, Kolar and Tumakuru.
While the positivity rate for the day stood at 0.36 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 2.91 per cent.