Karnataka on Saturday reported 222 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the total infections to 39,53,058, the state health department said. There were zero fatalities due to Covid-19 in the state during the last 24 hours.Read Less
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The health department said 191 people were discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 39,10,691 till date. The number of active cases stood at 2,260.
There were zero infections and fatalities in 22 districts of the state.
The infections include 210 in Bengaluru Urban district, four in Udupi and two in Chitradurga.
Karnataka reports 222 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Karnataka CM rules out constituting new textbook review panel
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday ruled out constituting a new textbook review committee amid a row over the controversial tweets and excluding the writings of intellectuals by Karnataka Textbook Review Committee chief Rohith Chakrateertha many years ago. (PTI)
Mosque row: Hindu activists defy restrictions, chant ‘bhajans’ in Karnataka’s Srirangapatna
Amid heightened security arrangements, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists staged a demonstration in Srirangapatna town of the district here, demanding the Jamia mosque be returned to Hindus claiming that it was a Hanuman temple razed by the 18th-century ruler Tipu Sultan. Defying prohibitory orders imposed in the temple town under Section 144 of the CrPC to prevent any untoward incident, large number of Hindu activists took out a motorcycle rally heeding the call of VHP’s ‘Srirangapatna Chalo’ campaign. (PTI)
Karnataka man kills mother for not buying mobile, arrested
Police in Karnataka on Saturday arrested a 26-year-man on charges of killing his mother for not buying him a mobile phone. The arrested person has been identified as Deepak, a resident of Lucas Layout in Mylasandra. (IANS)
Proceedings in offence of bigamy cannot be obliterated on grounds of delay: Karnataka HC
The Karnataka high court has refused a petition seeking to quash the case of bigamy filed against a 76-year-old man who admitted that he is still married to three women. The HC said his admission makes it a “continuing offence”. “In the teeth of the admitted facts of the petitioner marrying thrice and its subsistence even as on day, the plea of delay in registration of the crime would pale into insignificance, as bigamy in the case at hand is a continuing offence,” it said.
Jamia masjid row: Karnataka historical town turns into police fortress
Karnataka’s historical town Srirangapatna has turned into a police fortress on Saturday against the backdrop of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) “Srirangapatna Chalo” call to chant Hanuman Chalisa in Jamia Masjid.
Karnataka dissolves textbook review committee, agrees to revisit chapter on Basavanna
Karnataka state government has announced the dissolution of the state textbook review committee. The move comes amid a controversy over textbook revisions. Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said that the committee has been disbanded since its designated work had concluded. Bommai emphasized that the government is open to further revision in case of any objectionable content. Several seers and prominent personalities had objected to a move by the state government to revise a chapter on the 12th-century reformist Basavanna.
Challenge posed by RS poll has stemmed infighting in parties
The stiff challenge posed by the Rajya Sabha elections has had an unintended consequence: It has ensured a ceasefire – temporarily at least – between warring factions in all three parties. With none in the fray withdrawing nominations on Friday, a triangular fight for the fourth seat is certain and functionaries have realized that a win will demand concerted efforts and astute political manoeuvring.
100 plaints filed in decade, but this pothole still exists
With more than 100 complaints filed over the past decade not helping rid 80 Ft Road in Raghuvanahalli, south Bengaluru, of a pothole, residents are now planning a 10-year anniversary to highlight the issue. Residents of ward number 184, Uttarahalli, say they are fed up with BDA and BBMP officials’ apathy. They allege that the pothole, close to the pipeline road junction, has caused many accidents in 10 years and continues to pose a threat, especially to children studying in National Public School, Uttarahalli, who use the stretch every day.
7 charred to death as bus catches fire near Kalaburagi
Seven members of an extended family, including two children, were charred to death and 27 others injured when their bus overturned and caught fire after colliding with a goods van at Kamalapur, 35 km from here, on Friday morning. The deceased are from Hyderabad and were returning after a holiday in Goa. The deceased are Saraladevi Arjun Gudur, 37, Arjun MGudur, 37, Vivan Arjun Gudur, 2, Shivakumar K , 35, Ravali Shivakumar, 35, Dixita Shivakumar, 9 and Anita Raju, 40. The bus was carrying 32 passengers, including 30 from the same extended family.
The total number of active cases in the state is at 2,229.
Bengaluru reported 243 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours.
Covid positivity rate in the state stood at 2.06 percent.
Karnataka reported 259 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, more than 250 cases for the 2nd consecutive day.