Karnataka: State reports 79 new Covid-19 cases, one death – Times of India

Karnataka on Saturday registered 79 fresh coronavirus cases and one fatality, and took the tally to 39,45,247 and 40,049 respectively, so far. Ninety four patients got discharged today and the total recoveries was 39,03,380 till date. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
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Amit Shah to visit Karnataka in April, Cabinet expansion will not be discussed: Karnataka CM Bommai
Ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s Karnataka visit on April 1, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said that no conversations about the cabinet reshuffle will take place during Shah’s state tour. “He is coming to participate in a government program and cabinet issues will not be discussed in Bangalore. Whenever high command calls to Delhi I will go and discuss,” said Bommai, when asked whether cabinet expansion will be discussed when the Union Home Minister in Bengaluru.
Karnataka Covid-19 update
Of the new 79 cases, 58 were from Bengaluru Urban which recorded 83 recoveries and one death. The number of active cases in the State was 1,776.
Karnataka registered 79 fresh coronavirus cases and one fatality, and took the tally to 39,45,247 and 40,049 respectively, so far. Ninety four patients got discharged today and the total recoveries was 39,03,380 till date.

Following Karnataka HC judgment over hijab row, Primary and Secondary Education Ministry, Karnataka releases circular asking students of govt & govt aided schools to attend SSLC (10th) exams wearing a uniform. Pvt school students to wear uniforms as decided by the school dev committee.

I request the CM and Education Minister to ban madrasas. Don’t we have other schools where Hindu and Christian students study? You teach anti-national lessons here. They should be banned or made to teach the syllabus what we teach in other schools: MP Renukacharya
Some anti-national orgs have called for Karnataka bandh. Can govt tolerate this? Is this Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Islamic country? Won't tolerate this. Congress leaders defended this on floor of the House. I want to ask Congress who created hijab issue, you or us? Is vote bank more important to you? I ask Congress, why do we need madrasas? What do madrasas propagate? They instigate innocent kids. Tomorrow they'll go against our country & never say Bharat Mata ki Jai
I have tremendous respect for seers. I never spoke or disrespected seers, I didn’t mention hijab y’day. How can I speak about Hijab or seers? I spoke about exams & allowing students to wear dupattas of the same colour as uniforms: Siddaramaiah on his reported remarks in Assembly

Karnataka: VHP demands district administration to reconsider allowing Muslims to open shops atop of Chamundi hills
200 tribal youth from Naxalite areas of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Andhra Pradesh visit Karnataka Legislature and Vidhana Soudha as a part of the Nehru Yuva Kendra cultural exchange program (NEYEP).
Loudspeakers without permission from municipal council and police won’t be allowed: Varasiddhi Venugopal to ANI on loudspeakers at religious places
K'taka | Received complaints of noise pollution. So loudspeakers without permission from Municipal Council&Police w… https://t.co/OE2rIXZky5
Modi, Shah to visit Karnataka in early April, no talks on cabinet rejig during this: CM Bommai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and union home minister Amit Shah are scheduled to make official visits to Karnataka during early April, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday, as he made it clear that there will be no discussions regarding the much-awaited cabinet rejig, during these visits. The chief minister, who also holds the finance portfolio said that a committee headed by the chief secretary is being constituted for the first time in the state, to supervise budget implementation.”On April 1, Union Minister for Home and Cooperation Amit Shah, who is working for reforms in the cooperative sector, will be visiting the state to attend a large meeting related to ‘Ksheerabhivruddi bank’ that we are planning to launch, aimed at giving a financial boost to the dairy sector that will increase farmers income and provide them financial support,” Bommai said.Speaking to reporters here, Bommai said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit the state on April 5, it is still tentative and has not been fully finalised.
HDK upset over Cong, BJP
Former CM and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy has sought to know as to why had Congressmen remained mute when Speaker himself said everyone will have to join RSS in future. Full story here
Must continue with lessons on Tipu Sultan: Congress
It is the duty of the government to ensure lessons on Tipu Sultan, the 18th century Mysuru ruler, are taught in schools and the government should not go by the textbook committee’s report and drop lessons on the ruler, said SaleemAhmed of Congress in the legislative council on Friday. “Tipu was a far sighted, secular, progressive ruler with a bent for science. He died on the battlefield while fighting the British for the country’s freedom,” Ahmed said. “It’s the duty of the government to ensure children learn about Tipu. The government must withdraw its decision to implement the text revision committee report.”
1 more in custody over threat to CJ
City police have taken into custody a second accused in the case of alleged threats issued to the high court chief justice (CJ) over the hijab verdict. The suspect is Mohammed Jamal Usmani, 44, from Thanjavur, who was arrested by Tamil Nadu police a few days ago. Police brought him to Bengaluru after producing a body warrant. He was produced in a court on Friday and remanded in police custody for eight days. The main suspect in the case, Rahamathulla alias Kovai Rahamathulla, is already in police custody and is being interrogated.
Sacked man tries to kill HR manager, arrested
A 30-year-old pink-slipped private company employee and four of his associates have been arrested for allegedly trying to murder an HR manager of the firm to avenge his dismissal. Full story here
Civic officials raid illegal hookah parlours in Mysuru
Civic officials in Mysuru have cracked down on hookah parlours and bars for the second time in a month. Recently, civic teams led by mayor Sunanda Palanetra had raided hookah parlours and bars that were allegedly not adhering to guidelines and had closed them down. Full story here
Ugadi fete atop MM Hills to be a grand affair this year
The Ugadi celebrations and car festival atop the M M Hills in Hanur taluk of Chamarajanagar district will be a grand affair this year after two years of scaled down celebrations due to the pandemic. Full story here
Work at Bengaluru Metro site ruining our lives: Residents
Namma Metro’s construction work at Bamboo Bazaar, off Shivajinagar, has disrupted the lives of locals and a fire on the site 13 days ago has come as the last straw. When TOI visited the site, a few residents were readying to move out of their houses. Full story here
CM’s budget pledge ups hope of lake revival near KR Puram
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, in his recent budget, announced he would allocate funds for its revival. Full story here
Employers prescribe qualification, courts can’t set riders: Karnataka HC
“Whether a degree in planning is equivalent to a degree in civil engineering or architecture is a question which has to be decided by experts. This court in exercise of powers of judicial review cannot examine the aforesaid issue, much less declare a statutory provision as violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India,” a division bench headed by justice Alok Aradhe observed. Full story here

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