Karnataka reported 191 new Covid-19 cases and zero deaths on Thursday. According to the state health department, the active number of Covid patients reached 1,854. Meanwhile, as many as 138 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
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Karnataka reports 191 new Covid-19 cases, zero deaths
Karnataka reported 191 new Covid-19 cases and zero deaths on Thursday. According to the state health department, the active number of Covid patients reached 1,854. Meanwhile, as many as 138 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours.
I’ll speak to the SP to look into it. I will also tell police to take action accordingly: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai when asked about a viral video wherein the person shooting the video was allegedly heard saying “Kavalande (in Mysuru), our village is mini Pakistan”
A social media group claiming itself as the protector of muslim rights has said that women wearing burqa in public spaces are not to open it & take selfies. Such women would be attacked. We are being watchful about it: N Shashi Kumar, Police Commissioner, Mangaluru
‘Chota Pakistan video’: Karnataka CM to ask Mysuru SP to take action
Tushar Giri Nath appointed as the new BBMP chief commissioner, Gaurav Gupta transferred.
Cabinet expansion or rejig: Ready to visit Delhi whenever BJP high command calls: K’taka CM
With speculation about the much awaited expansion or reshuffle of his cabinet persisting, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday reiterated that he is ready to go to New Delhi to discuss it, as soon as the BJP central leadership calls him. A day after Union Minister Amit Shah’s visit to the city, the Chief Minister on Wednesday said that the senior leader will communicate to him the BJP central leadership’s decision about the cabinet exercise.
There will be no power in Kulshekar from 10am to 6 pm on Thursday. The affected areas are, Sasihitlu, Srinivasnagara, Dandi, Ayyappa Gudi, Moodukoppala and Kana.
Mangaluru: Minor girl found hanging at home
A 14-year-old Dalit girl was reportedly found hanging in her house on Wednesday. According to a complaint filed at the Vittal police station limits, the parents of the girl accused Sahul Hammed aka Kutta, aged around 30 years, to be responsible for her death. The parents, who are coolies, left home for work in the morning as usual, and when they returned at 11.15 am, they found their daughter hanging.
Find juicy apples growing in Bengaluru’s neighbourhood
Did you know that apples were grown in the heart of Bengaluru over a hundred years ago? Cut to the present: Another ‘apple revolution’ seems to be in the offing as scores of farmers around the tech capital are cultivating the temperate fruit, which is usually grown in Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. READ MORE
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai held a meeting in Bengaluru today with a delegation led by Italy’s minister of foreign affairs & international cooperation, Luigi Di Maio. (ANI)
The Mangalore University campus in Konaje will have a hostel for foreign students by the end of May, said vice-chancellor PS Yadapadithaya.
Cabinet rejig: Brass in Delhi to decide soon, says Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said BJP brass in Delhi will soon take a decision on either expand ing or rejigging the cabinet. READ MORE
Hit by Covid, which has exposed the loopholes in health management, the Mysuru City Corporation is focusing intently on scaling up health infrastructure in the city.
Siddaramaiah demands judicial probe in PSI recruitment scam
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday slammed the state government alleging that they are in connection with the police sub-inspector (PSI) recruitment scam, and demanded a judicial probe into the matter.
Karnataka: Chamarajanagar transwoman pursues doctorate
Deepa Budde HG, a resident of Heggavadipura in Chamarajanagar district and a transwoman, is the first member of the community to pursue her doctorate. READ MORE
Dakshina Kannada and Udupi reported no fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday.
Aim was to avenge Pant humiliation: HDK
Former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said police exposed details of the PSI recruitment scam to avenge the humiliation meted out to Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal Pant by some BJP functionaries over a murder that took place in Chamarajpet, Bengaluru, last month.
Statewide drive to maintain transformers
In an attempt to prevent transformer-related mishaps this monsoon, the energy department will take up a statewide maintenance drive from May 5 to 20. Energy minister V Sunil Kumar said the drive is being taken up in the backdrop of back-to-back transformer-related accidents recently.
Evening rain disrupts life in Bengaluru
Evening showers for the fourth consecutive day disrupted traffic and inconvenienced citizens on Wednesday. If commuters struggling to navigate waterlogged roads was a common sight on several roads, residents of Vijaya Bank Layout in BTM III Stage (in pic) had to wade through knee-deep water due to an overflowing drain.
Around India in 9 mths: Man hitchhikes, uses buses, trains
What would you have done when Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdowns hit your business and confined you to the house? Possibly waited for the pandemic to wane and started afresh like many others. But BTM Layout resident Visal Viswanath thought otherwise. He picked up his 20kg backpack and set out to travel through India by hitchhiking and using public transport. After being on the road for nine months — his journey punctuated by travel in unreserved train compartments, riding public buses and pitching a tent to sleep — and covering all states and a few union territories, the 32-year-old is en route to Bengaluru. From Kannur in Kerala, Viswanath migrated to Bengaluru a few years ago and was successfully running an event management business.