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Karnataka on Saturday reported 34 new Covid-19 cases taking its tally to Tally 39,45,610. Active cases rise to 1,515 while toll stands at 40,054.

Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries sent a circular to the Joint Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to implement an order to compulsorily ‘stun’ the animal before slaughtering it in Bengaluru. (ANI)

Crime can be controlled if police function without compromising with crime and criminals: CM Bommai
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said police should function without compromising with crime and criminals to control crime. Participating in the Police Flag Day celebrations, Bommai said, “Crime can be controlled if the police function without any compromise with crime and criminals. The state government is proud of its police force and I wish the State Police rises to the top spot in the country.”The Chief Minister underlined that maintaining peace, order in the society and ensuring the security of the people is the duty of the Police department. In this regard, he stressed upon discipline, efficiency and integrity in the force. (PTI)
Bajrang Dal activists held for attacking Muslim meat sellers as CM Bommai appeals for peaceful Ugadi celebrations
Five Bajrang Dal activists were arrested in Shivamogga district in Karnataka for allegedly attacking a Muslim trader for selling halal meat, even as the ‘Boycott halal products’ campaign by Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal intensified in the state. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai appealed to people to celebrate Hindu new year Ugadi and ‘Hosa Tadaku’ festivals peacefully without disturbing law and order. (PTI)
Fishing boat capsizes, all five fishermen rescued
Five fishermen were rescued after their fishing boat capsized mid-sea around 20 nautical miles off Gangolli in Udupi district due to strong winds and high tidal waves, Coast Guard police sources said. All the five fishermen in the boat were rescued by fishermen from another boat who were fishing in nearby waters. (PTI)
Drive against halal meat reaches Karnataka HC
The campaign against halal meat has reached the Karnataka high court, with a resident of Mandya district filing a petition on Friday. Though counsel for the petitioner sought urgent hearing of the matter by mentioning the petition in the court, the judge declined to take up the case, saying they will go by the list. The petitioner has sought for directions from the court not to impose any restrictions upon Muslim meat traders. A direction has also been sought against politicians from issuing any provocative statements on the subject.
Karnataka sends police team to AP’s Srisailam over pilgrim assault case
Karnataka Police on Saturday sent a team to look into the situation in Andhra Pradesh’s Srisailam where a violent clash involving pilgrims broke out. According to the police, the decision to send the team of 14 policemen — two PSIs, two ASIs, 10 constables — was taken by the state government.
Country urgently in need of electoral reforms: Karnataka Speaker
The country is in urgent need for electoral reforms as moral values have declined over the years, Karnataka assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri said on Friday. Speaking during an interaction programme with the youth on steps to be taken for electoral reforms at the town hall here, he said elections are meant to be a festival of democracy, but now polls are filled with corruption amid a decline in moral values. (PTI)
Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi sets 150-seat target; asks top trio to work together
While setting functionaries a target of winning 150 seats – an ambitious one – in the 2023 Karnataka assembly elections, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday issued a stern message to the three top leaders in the state – Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar and Mallikarjun Kharge – to find a way to work together. Read full story
Bengaluru: Vaccination drive kicks off in 55 schools
The vaccination drive for 12-14 year olds started in 55 schools in Bengaluru on April 1. As many as 4,278 students were jabbed on Day 1. BBMP officials said the numbers were not as high as expected because of Ugadi. "We hope they will go up from Monday," said an official. The government decided to start the vaccination drive on campuses as figures were not picking up for this age group. Read full story
Devotees offer prayers at Nagashetty Koppa Hanuman temple in Hubballi on the occasion of Ugadi
#Karnataka : Devotees offer prayers at Nagashetty Koppa Hanuman temple in Hubballi on the occasion of #Ugadi2022… https://t.co/7LzUILXnRf
Petrol, diesel prices hiked by 80 paise a litre each
Petrol, diesel prices hiked by 80 paise a litre each, the 10th increase in 12 days, taking total hike to Rs 7.20 a litre
BBMP control room officials said they received no complaints of waterlogging but a tree fell near JP Nagar miniforest and was cleared immediately.

Dry weather is likely to prevail over north-interior Karnataka.

Rain, thundershowers are likely at isolated places over coastal and south-interior Karnataka.

The change in weather pattern is due to the presence of a cyclonic circulation over the Gulf of Mannar and neighbouring areas extending up to 0. 9 km above mean sea level, the meteorological department said.

The city received 0. 2mm of rain till 8. 30pm and HAL airport 1. 4mm.

There were traces of rain till 5. 30pm but as dusk set in, the drizzle intensified in areas like KR Puram, Banaswadi, Sanjaynagar, Hebbal, Sarjapur, MG Road and Koramangala.

After several days of sizzling heat punctuated by overcast sky, several parts of Bengaluru received bouts of rainfall on Friday, bringing relief to citizens.

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