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Karnataka reports 107 fresh Covid-19 cases; tally in the state rises to 39,50,652
Congress fields Nagaraju Yadav, Abdul Jabbar as candidates for Karnataka MLC elections
Congress on Monday announced M Nagaraju Yadav and K Abdul Jabbar as its candidates for the biennial election to seven seats of Karnataka Legislative Council, to be elected by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs), scheduled for June 3. Tuesday is the last date to file nominations for the polls. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the proposal for the candidature of Yadav and Jabbar, AICC said in a release.
K’taka: Court to hear case against Cong leaders over padayatra during Covid curbs
A city magistrate court on Tuesday will hear a case against 27 state Congress leaders, including Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president D K Shivakumar and former chief minister Siddaramaiah, who are charged under various sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act for taking out a ‘padayatra’ during Covid-19 restrictions. The case was filed against them by the Ramanagara Rural police on March 17 this year after they undertook a ‘padayatra’ demanding construction of a dam across Cauvery river at Mekedatu.
Karnataka set to formulate ‘Design Policy’
The Karnataka government is set to formulate and implement a Design Policy and will host “world’s largest design festival” – ‘Bengaluru Design Festival’- along with Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS 22), scheduled to be held in November, Minister for IT/BT and S&T C N Ashwath Narayan said on Monday. During the meeting with the officials of the World Design Council (WDC), World Design Organisation (WDO), and UK Design Council in London, the Minister confirmed the state’s interest to formulate and implement the design policy for Karnataka, a release from his office said.
K’taka syllabus revision row: Reviewing of PUC-II history book likely to create stir
Ruling BJP’s decision to get history textbooks of Pre University Course(PUC)-II reviewed by Text Book Revision Committee headed by writer Rohit Chakratheertha, reportedly a right winger, is likely to create a stir in Karnataka. According to sources, the development comes at a time when the revision of Kannada language text books of 1 to SSLC (Class 10) and Social Science text books of 6th to 10th standards has landed in a controversy.
Karnataka HC upholds termination of British Library manager
The Karnataka high court has upheld the termination of a manager of the British Library for misconduct. In the process, the HC took a stand contrary to the Employment Tribunal in England, which has statutory jurisdiction to hear many kinds of disputes between employers and employees, as well as the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). The HC held that the British Library was the employer of the manager and not the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR).
K’taka’s FDI was highest in 2020-21: CM
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said Karnataka secured the highest foreign direct investment (FDI) among states in the country in the 2020-21 fiscal, with $83. 6 billion flowing into the st ate. He said he will use these figures to showcase the growth potential of Karnataka and attract further investments in the state.
Mother, daughter clear SSLC exam together
2 foreigners, 1 local held for peddling drugs
In two separate cases, police have arrested two foreigners and a local from Shivajinagar on drugpeddling charges.A 35-year-old Nigerian, Jerry Chinonye, landed in police net. Chinonye, a resident of Chikkajala, was caught red-handed with 80 grams of MDMA tablets near Tirumenahalli village in Sampigehalli recently .
Karnataka: A man fell down the wall of Srinivasa Sagara Dam in Chikkaballapur and got injured while he was attempting to scale the wall. The incident happened yesterday. (ANI)
Palike identifies 10,000 potholes, task force will oversee fixing
Following the formation of a task force for integrated operation, supervision and repair of potholes in the city by BBMP, a survey conducted by the civic body has identified more than 10,000 potholes. Chief commissioner Tushar Giri Nath formed the task force after back-toback inspection of the city on taking charge. BBMP special commissioner (projects) Ravindra PN told TOI: “Every ward has been given Rs 20 lakh to maintain roads and fill potholes. As of now, 10,282 potholes have been identified through a survey. If we get information on any more potholes from the public, we will even fix those. ”
BMRCL changes plan, wants to cut 127 trees on ORR line
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited’s (BMRCL) apparent lapse in planning is set to cost 127 additional trees on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) Metro line between Kadubeesanahalli and Central Silk Board. BMRCL has modified its construction plans and applied for the felling of the trees. The BMRCL has already axed 1,257 trees between Kadubeesanahalli, Central Silk Board (CSB), and KR Puram after starting work for the ORR line in the beginning of 2022.
Palike identifies 10,000 potholes, task force will oversee fixing
Following the formation of a task force for integrated operation, supervision and repair of potholes in the city by BBMP, a survey conducted by the civic body has identified more than 10,000 potholes.
Bengaluru couple found charred to death in car hours after marriage
Within hours of their marriage despite strong objection from their parents, a runaway couple from Bengaluru was found dead inside a rented car in Udupi district’s Brahmavar area, about 300km from Bengaluru, early Sunday.
Car hits moped, rider falls to death from KIA e-way
A speeding car rammed a moped on the Kempegowda International Airport Expressway, throwing its 45-year-old rider off the vehicle and onto the road 30ft below on Sunday. He died instantly. The condition of his nephew, 11, who was riding pillion, is critical. Police said R Govindappa was a food seller from Jakkur and he had taken his nephew Sanjay to watch aircraft and helicopters parked on Jakkur aerodrome tarmac, according to a statement to police by Shashikala, wife of the deceased.
Bizman rapes 20-yr-old tenant at gunpoint, held
A 46-year-old businessman was arrested on Sunday on charges of sexually assaulting his tenant — a 20-year-old student from Bengal —at gunpoint in the Central Business District in April. The man allegedly barged into the survivor’s room and threatened her with his licensed revolver before assaulting her. The accused is from Bihar and lives with his wife and children.