Karnataka news live updates: State reports 236 new Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths – Times of India

Covid-19: 236 new cases, 7 deaths in Karnataka
Karnataka on Monday recorded 236 new cases of Covid-19 and 7 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 30,00,671 and death toll to 38,268.
Karnataka: MLAs including a minister demand thorough probe into CDS Gen Rawat’s death
Cutting across party lines, members of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Monday demanded a thorough probe into the death of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on December 8.
Former Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy calls Siddaramaiah ‘Terminator’
Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has come down heavily on the Opposition leader Siddaramaiah. He called him “Mr Terminator” while charging that the coalition government of the Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) collapsed because of his conspiracy.
Rajasthan gets investment proposals of Rs 74,312 crore in Bengaluru
Rajasthan government on Monday said it has got investment proposals of Rs 74,312 crore in Bengaluru, raising ‘Invest Rajasthan’s’ commitment tally above Rs 5 lakh crore.
After anti-conversion, we will bring a fresh law for ‘Love Jihad’: Karnataka culture minister V Sunil Kumar
Kannada and culture minister V Sunil Kumar on Monday, the first day of the winter legislature session, stirred the hornet’s nest further by saying that the state government will be bringing a fresh law against Love Jihad.
Barely two, this Karnataka girl can play five Mahabharat characters
Agamya Shetty is not even two, but is already trying to become five characters in the Mahabharat. READ MORE
We'll bring & streamline a penal clause as a provision in Article 25 of the Constitution (right to profess, practice & propagate religion). Our govt is committed to taking all religions into confidence. There is no need for anybody to live in fear.
Karnataka govt to recruit 15,000 schoolteachers
The government plans to hire 15,000 teachers to overcome an acute shortage of faculty in state-run schools. These teachers will be deputed for classes 6-8 and 5,000 of these teachers will be exclusively for the Kalyana Karnataka region, BC Nagesh, minister for primary education has said. READ MORE
Today’s weather forecast for Bengaluru
Widespread very light to light rains likely over BBMP area.
Power disruption in several areas in Bengaluru this week
There will be interruption in power supply in several parts of the city because of Bescom’s maitenance work. READ MORE
The government plans to hire 15,000 teachers to overcome an acute shortage of faculty in state-run schools.

Bandicoot to clear manholes in Mysuru
The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has introduced a robot called Bandicoot to clean the city's choked drains after frequent complaints from people about choked underground or overflowing manholes. READ MORE
Areas to be affected today
Adugodi, Subramanyapura Vasantha Vallabha Nagar, Sarada Nagar, Maruthi Layout, ISRO Layout Bikasipura, Mango Garden, Prathima Industrial Layout, Kashi Nagar Lake, Kumaraswamy Layout, Pipeline Road, Vittal Nagar, Vasanthapura Main Road, Puttenahalli Main Road, Nataraja Layout, Acchappa Layout, Supraja Nagar, Ganapathipura, Old Bank Colony, Beereshwara Nagar, Ganapathipura, Jyothi Layout, Konankunte Industrial area, Rama Krishnappa Layout, Chunchagatta Main Road, Sarakki CR Layout, VR Layout, Sangam Circle, LIC Colony, GM Garden, JP Nagar I Phase, Banashankari petrol bunk, Padmanabhanagar Ring Road, Bhavaninagar, Banashankari II Stage, Kaderanahalli, KR Road.
There will be interruption in power supply in several parts of Bengaluru because of Bescom’s maitenance work.

According to the health department bulletin, Karnataka saw four deaths on the day which kept the case fatality rate at 1.21%.

As many as 330 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Karnataka on Sunday, even as the positivity rate continued to remain under 1%. The rate was 0.27% for the day.

Karnataka: Locals in Kolar suspect conversion, burn books
A group of Hindu locals from Hanumanapalya in Kolar’s Srinivasapur on Saturday allegedly burnt religious books which were reportedly being distributed by members of the Christian community. READ MORE
In Belagavi and Hubballi, Bommai said the bill is meant to curb conversion through inducements and has assured members of the Christian community of protection for prayers and other rituals across the state.

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said the state government will table the anticonversion bill in the winter session at Belagavi which starts on Monday. The draft bill is currently being scrutinised by the law department.

After massive dip, foreign student arrivals up 14%
After a massive dip of 72% in 2020 — a year that saw extraordinary measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 — the number of foreign students arriving in India has seen a 14% increase in 2021. Most are from the immediate neighbourhood. READ MORE

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