Karnataka News: State reports 78 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death – Times of India

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Rahul Gandhi visits late actor Puneeth Rajkumar’s residence to meet his family, in Bengaluru.
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Karnataka reports 78 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death. Active cases are at 1,569

7 teachers suspended for allowing hijab-clad girls to write SSLC exam
Seven teachers who had allegedly allowed hijab-clad girls to write the 10th board examination have been suspended in Gadag district, sources in the Education Department said.
Court directs police to probe sedition charges against Karnataka minister Eshwarappa
A special court has directed the Doddapete police in Shivamogga district to investigate a complaint against Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa for charges including sedition and promoting enmity between different groups.
Karnataka: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visits Shree Siddaganga Mutt in Tumakuru.(ANI)
Karnataka high court summons BESCOM MD to explain delay in shifting transformers on footpaths
The High Court of Karnataka has directed the Managing Director (MD) of Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) to be present before it on April 7 to explain the inordinate delay in shifting power transformers from public footpaths. The direction comes in the backdrop of the death of two people a few days ago after a faulty transformer burst and engulfed them in flames.
SI suspended for failing to check illegal sand mining
A police sub-inspector in Shivamogga district’s Thirthahalli was suspended for alleged inaction against those involved in illegal sand mining on the banks of Tunga river.
Will approach Supreme Court for increase in ST reservation: CM
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said his government will approach the Supreme Court and seek an exemption to the 50% reservation ceiling on grounds of “special circumstances” and increase reservation for Scheduled Tribes (STs).
Minister: Will probe misuse of industrial land in Whitefield
The government on Wednesday said it will conduct an inquiry into a parcel of land near Whitefield, Bengaluru, allotted by Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) in 2007 which changed hands to another company in 2020 and was never utilised for the purpose for which it was allotted.
Government to deliver pension at doorsteps
The government will launch a new scheme to deliver pensions to “doorsteps” of beneficiaries, revenue minister R Ashoka said in the legislative council on Wednesday. Ashoka revealed that those who have issues with pension need only call a helpline and say, ‘Hello Revenue Minister’, and the service will be made available at the doorstep of the beneficiary within 72 hours.
Karnataka: BJP leader CT Ravi calls Halal meat business as ‘economic jihad’
Amid the row over Halal meat in Karnataka, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary CT Ravi on Wednesday said that the halal meat business is a kind of ‘economic jihad’. “The halal meat business is a kind of ‘economic jihad’. The concept of Halal meat means that they can do business among themselves and consume Halal meat only among their people. What is wrong in pointing it as wrong,” Ravi told reporters.
DPR for Raichur airport, new green energy policy approved
The state cabinet on Wednesday approved the detailed project report for the Raichur domestic airport which will be built at a cost of Rs 185 crore. The cabinet cleared the DPR prepared by Rites India Ltd.
Engg, medical entrance exam coaching platform kicks off
GetCETgo 2022, the entrance exam coaching platform provided by the government, was inaugurated on Wednesday. It provides online crash courses for students appearing for engineering and medical entrance exams (JEE, NEET and KCET 2022) free of cost. This includes revision material (videos and PPT synopsis), practise questions, chapter-wise tests and mock tests. It is available as a web portal www. getcetgo. in and an app on Google Playstore.
CM Ibrahim, who quit Congress on 12th March, resigns from the membership of the Karnataka Legislative Council. (ANI)

Karnataka Congress holds protest against central government over fuel and LPG price hike.
Alopecia areata can be mentally devastating: Doctors
“What happened to your hair?” This is one question those facing hair loss can’t avoid as it’s there for all to see. And this is what lies at the crux of the suffering of all those affected by alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder where hair loss begins in patches and can proceed to involve large areas of the scalp.
Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation plans to turn kitchen waste into compost
If everything goes as planned, wet kitchen waste will soon be collected in Hubballi-Dharwad and sold under the brand name ‘Bhoo Samruddhi. Read more
Karnataka: Court orders registration of ‘special criminal case against former CM Yediyurappa in denotification complaint
A special court in Bengaluru has ordered the registration of a ‘special criminal case’ against former Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa in connection with the land denotification complaint lodged against him in the year 2013. Special judge B Jayantha Kumar has ordered authorities to register a special criminal case for offences punishable under section 13(1)(d) read with section 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against the former chief minister.
Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Sree Siddaganga Math in Tumkur at around 4 pm today.

Rahul Gandhi to begin two-day visit to Karnataka today
With the Karnataka Assembly elections scheduled to be held in 2023, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will embark on a two-day visit beginning today with an aim to strengthen the party, for which many meetings are scheduled, according to the sources. Speaking to ANI on Gandhi’s visit to the state, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that he will be meeting senior leaders and will be looking to strengthen the party for the upcoming polls.

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