The cost of a Covid-19 test in Karnataka, regardless of the mode, is likely to come down with the government initiating the process to revise prices. Officials say the cost of a test could be slashed by up to 30%. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has extended the September 30 deadline it had set to fill all potholes in the city by another 25 days. In the wake of concerns raised by the high power committee on tobacco control vis-à-vis the ban on smoking of cigarettes and hookahs in bars, pubs, restaurants and hotels, the government has directed departments concerned to ensure stricter enforcement. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
Karnataka’s 31st district Vijayanagara, named after the Vijayanagara empire of Raja Krishna Devaraya, officially came into being on Saturday. Carved out of mine rich Ballari district, Vijayanagara will have Hospet, Harapanahalli, Kudligi, Hoovina Hadagali, Hagaribommanahalli and Kotturu Taluks.
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Drug syndicate operating through food delivery boys busted
A seven-member drug syndicate, which operated through many food delivery boys in Bengaluru and Shivamogga and thrived during the lockdown period, has been busted by Narcotics Control Bureau officials and high-quality marijuana recovered from them, the agency said. READ MORE
Gaur electrocution: Three power dept officials booked for negligence
The Karnataka Forest Department on Saturday booked three officials of the Hubli Electricity Supply Company (HESCOM) in connection with the death of an adult female Indian Gaur in Belagavi district. The gaur had died after coming into contact with an electrical fencing in the Kanakumbi forest area in Khanapur taluk on September 24. The Forest Department has now booked the assistant engineer of Khanapur, the section officer of the Jamboti Section and the junior lineman of Kanakumbi, all working for HESCOM.
Youth’s suicide turns out to be murder
The alleged suicide case of a 24-year-old youth in Belagavi district in Karnataka took a new turn on Saturday after the post-mortem report confirmed it to be a case of murder. According to police sources, the deceased, a resident of Khanapur, was reportedly lynched by the family members of a girl he was in love with. The girl belonged to a different religion. (PTI)
Karnataka reports 636 new Covid-19 cases
Karnataka on Saturday logged 636 fresh COVID-19 cases and four deaths, pushing the overall caseload to 29,77,225 and fatalities to 37,811. The day also saw 745 people being discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 29,27,029.Active cases stood at 12,356, a health department bulletin said.Bengaluru Urban accounted for the maximum number of 245 cases and one death, it said.Dakshina Kannada district, bordering Kerala, remained a major COVID-19 hotspot with 100 fresh infections.Other districts too reported fresh cases, including 44 each in Hassan and Mysuru, 30 in Tumakuru, 28 in Kodagu, 25 in Udupi and 22 in Shivamogga.
RPF seizes Rs 3.2 cr worth of Crystal Meth in Prashanti express
The Railway Police Force (RPF) has arrested a drug trafficker carrying 640 grams of Crystal Meth worth Rs 3.2 crores in Prashanti Express, informed Southern Western Railway on Saturday.As per an official statement issued by RPF, during raids conducted by the all women RPF Shakti team on Friday, a suspected person was seen avoiding the team and moving rapidly in the opposite direction onboard Prashanti express.”Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), who was heading the team, immediately analyzed the body language as a suspicious person and alerted other teammates who were in other coaches to triangulate on the suspect after the train stops at the next station, all the while keeping a distance and watching,” said RPF.
Families committing suicide post Covid a matter of concern: Karnataka CM
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday families committing suicide post-Covid was a matter of concern and said suicide was not a solution to any temporary problem. His reaction came as a woman with her two children in the city outskirts ended her life on Friday a year after the death of her husband, who was a state-owned Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation employee, due to coronavirus.A few other instances have also taken place where some family members ended their lives due to financial stress post Covid-19 lockdown.”It (suicide) is a matter of concern for everyone. We need to stop people from committing suicide due to stress and various other reasons.. society and the government should think over it…People have to come together to help each other in difficult times,” the Chief Minister said.
Man stabs lover in moving bus for calling up his wife
Karnataka Police have arrested a person in connection with stabbing a married woman multiple times in the moving bus allegedly for informing about their affair to his wife in Sankeshwar town of Belagavi district. The arrested person is identified as Praveen Kamble (28), a resident of Chikkodi. The woman has been shifted to hospital and her condition is said to be serious.
Gandhi’s job creation mantra relevant in 21st century: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai
Underscoring the need to imbibe the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi in our lives, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said the freedom fighter’s mantra on job creation makes it more relevant in the 21st century. (PTI)
Tabloid editor, sons-in-law held for abetting kin’s suicides in Bengaluru
Byadarahalli police detained a 59-year-old tabloid editor and his two sons-in-law on Friday on charges of abetting their family members into committing suicide. READ MORE
Woman commits suicide with 2 kids after losing husband to Covid
In a tragic incident, a housewife committed suicide along with her 15-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter following the death of her husband in Prakruthi Layout area on the outskirts of Bengaluru, the police sources said here on Saturday. The deceased are identified as Vasantha (40), her son Yashwanth and her daughter Nishvika. Vasantha had lost her husband Prasanna Kumar, a BMTC bus driver cum conductor to the coronavirus last year. (IANS)
Karnataka: Man in interfaith relationship murdered, role of right-wing outfit suspected
A 25-year-old man was reportedly killed after it was discovered that he was in love with a girl from a different faith belonging to a majority community. The police are suspecting the role of a right-wing organisation. The deceased has been identified as Arbaz Mullah. His dead body was found on a railway track in Khanapur taluk. His body was allegedly discovered in pieces with torso and legs severed apart and strewn on the track. READ MORE
Mangaluru: Police head constable dies of heart attack
A police head constable attached to Urwa police station died after suffering a heart attack on Saturday. According to police, Sidharth J (41) complained of severe chest pain at around 9pm on Friday and was taken to Father Muller Hospital. Doctors performed angioplasty during his treatment. However, he failed to respond to the treatment and died at 3am on Saturday.
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary
Bengaluru: First year UG opening delayed as NEP rules in the works
Many universities are postponing the reopening date for first-year degree students as the National Education Policy regulations and final syllabus are still getting ready. Bengaluru City University, which had earlier notified October 4 as the opening date for first-year UG courses, has said it now plans to reopen for freshers on October 21 and for second and final-year students from October 12. READ MORE
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai pays tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary
Belagavi: A body of a man was found on a railway track at Khanapur. The Railway Police are probing case. An Fir has been registered under Section 302 of the IPC.
Cryptocurrency investors in Bengaluru promised piece of moon
A youth has been arrested by cybercrime police who are investigating a gang of cryptocurrency fraudsters who promised investors ‘land on the moon’. Police sources said the miscreants approached people seeking their investment in cryptocurrency business and also told the investors they would get land on the moon or higher returns as profit. READ MORE
Active Covid-19 cases in country decline to 2,73,889: Union health ministry (PTI)
A vintage car rally organised in Bengaluru on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti
“We’re promoting tourism & safe driving. This is a good initiative to improve the overall ecosystem of road safety,” says Rajendra Khataria, principal secy to govt, transport dept (ANI)