Bangalore Information: Over 10 worldwide travellers who arrived in Bengaluru from southern African nations have gone untraceable, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike mentioned on Friday. The travellers have switched off their telephones, officers mentioned.
This comes a day after the Karnataka authorities ordered a probe into check reviews of the 66-year-old South African nationwide, that allowed him to go away the nation. The probe into the particular person’s check got here after questions have been raised on how he managed to get a unfavourable report inside three days after testing optimistic for Covid on arrival and likewise about him reportedly attending some official assembly, and leaving the nation whilst his genomic sequencing reviews have been awaited.
In the meantime, Karnataka has launched up to date Covid-19 tips, based on which all cultural actions/fests, capabilities have been postponed until January 15, 2022 in all academic establishments.
Karnataka logged 413 new Covid-19 circumstances and 4 deaths on Friday, taking the full variety of infections to 29,97,246 and the toll to 38,220. Bengaluru City continued to high the record of circumstances (212), as the town noticed 185 discharges and two deaths. The full variety of energetic circumstances within the state is now 6,896.
Karnataka on Saturday logged 397 recent COVID-19 circumstances and 4 deaths, taking the caseload to 29,97,643 and the toll to 38,224. Discharges numbered 277, taking the full variety of recoveries to 29,52,378, leaving 7,012 energetic circumstances.
Bengaluru City remained the most important contributor with 207 recent infections. Different districts too reported recent circumstances, together with Mysuru (29), Dharwad (26), Dakshina Kannada (22) and 19 every in Hassan and Shivamogga. There have been zero fatalities in 27 districts.
Whereas 10 districts reported zero infections and nil fatalities, 13 logged circumstances in single digits, the bulletin mentioned. (PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday mentioned that any space with three or extra circumstances of Covid-19 can be categorised as a cluster. Sources mentioned that the choice has been taken to include the unfold of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 within the state. Earlier, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had mentioned that areas having at the least 10 Covid-19 circumstances can be declared as clusters.
The chief minister mentioned the state authorities has acquired a preliminary report on Omicron circumstances. Learn extra
The ten travellers from South Africa, who went untraceable after they reached Bengaluru, have been tracked by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Friday and Saturday and subsequently remoted.
BBMP particular commissioner (well being) Ok V Thrilok Chandra advised The Indian Specific, “All of them have been subjected to RT-PCR testing and we’re awaiting their outcomes. Samples of solely those that check optimistic can be despatched for genome sequencing.” Learn extra
Veteran Kannada actor S Shivaram, whose stint within the movie business spans greater than six many years, died at a non-public hospital right here on Saturday. He was 83.
Talking to reporters outdoors the hospital, his son S Lakshmish mentioned «My father Shivaram is not any extra with us. Docs at Prashant Hospital had finished their greatest to assist him get well however sadly future had its plan. We now have to just accept it.»
Born on January 28, 1938 in a Tamil Brahmin household, Shivaram, popularly often known as Shivaramanna, had been a flexible actor who performed numerous roles starting from hero to supporting character in over 60 motion pictures, moreover directing and producing movies.
He began his performing stint with ‘Beratha Jeeva’ in 1965 however made a mark with the film ‘Dudde Doddappa’ and ‘Lagna Patrike’.
He was admired for his roles in ‘Naagarahavu’, ‘Nanobba Kalla’, ‘Yajamana’, ‘Apthamitra’ and ‘Hombisilu’. (PTI)
Karnataka House Minister Araga Jnanendra has hit out at a piece of police, saying they take bribe from cattle smugglers and ‘sleep like canines’ as they allow them to function with impunity.
In a video clip that has gone viral, Jnanendra is purportedly seen shouting at a police officer over telephone for his or her failure to examine the theft and smuggling of cattle, particularly cows.
«Those that are transporting cattle are routine offenders. Your officers realize it properly however they take bribe and sleep like canines. Your police want vanity,» Jnanendra is heard saying within the video.
«I didn’t say something until now however ought to I proceed as a house minister or not?» Jnanendra is heard saying and claims cattle smuggling is happening in Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga districts.
«Your complete police pressure is rotten right now. We’re giving wage however nobody needs to stay solely on the wage. They wish to stay on the leftover (bribe),» Jnanendra is heard saying.
The Minister later clarified that he didn’t liken all of the cops however a piece of them. (PTI)
Consistent with the recent norms following the Omicron variant scare, the Kempegowda Worldwide Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru on Saturday mentioned two per cent of the passengers coming from nations, which aren’t within the ‘in danger’ class, will bear random testing on arrival on the airport.
In a tweet, the BIAL, which manages the airport, mentioned, «As per the worldwide journey tips, 2% of the passengers coming from nations that aren’t within the ‘at-risk’ record shall bear random testing on the Airport on arrival. The price of random testing of such passengers can be borne by BIAL.» (PTI)
Former Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh and veteran Congress chief Konijeti Rosaiah died on Saturday, celebration sources mentioned. He was 88. Rosaiah died whereas being taken to a non-public hospital right here after he fell unwell this morning, they mentioned.
The senior Congress chief had beforehand additionally served as governor of Tamil Nadu between 2011 and 2016. Throughout that interval, he was briefly named the governor of Karnataka for just a few months earlier than Vajubhai Vala took over on September 1, 2014. It was after his five-year time period as Tamil Nadu governor ended, that he retired from energetic politics. (Learn extra)
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is in control of 204 lakes right here, of which solely 20 lakes are free from any encroachments, knowledge launched by the civic physique itself revealed. The lakes are unfold over a cumulative space of 6,426.47 acres. A complete of 941.67 acres of the lakes have been encroached upon, and the BBMP until now has been capable of take away encroachments from solely 38.30 acres.
Notably, 764.32 acres within the neighborhood of 28 lakes have been encroached by authorities buildings alone like railway strains, nationwide highways and roads. One other 131 lakes have been encroached by each non-public and authorities properties. In these 131 lakes, 324.827 acres have been encroached by authorities businesses, whereas 248.98 acres have been encroached by non-public properties. (Learn extra)
Vidya Pillai of Karnataka and S. Shrikrinhna of PSPB scored contrasting victories and emerged champions within the girls’ and males’s 6-Pink snooker within the Sage-Nationwide Billiards & Snooker Championship 2021 in Bhopal on Friday.
Vidya and her compatriot Varsha Sanjeev have been engaged in a tense and thrilling contest for supremacy within the girls’ remaining. In a match of fluctuating fortunes, Vidya trailed 1-3 however produced a robust late comeback to win the final two frames and clinch a nerve-wracking 4-3 (29-18, 19-31, 03-32, 33-29, 10-26, 26-07, and 42-00) victory.
Outcomes: Girls 6-Pink snooker
Semi-finals: Vidya Pillai (KAR) beat Anupama Ramachandran (TN) 4-3; Varsha Sanjeev (KAR) beat Chitra Magimairaj (KAR) 4-0.
Last: Vidya Pillai (KAR) beat Varsha Sanjeev (KAR) 4-3 (29-18, 19-31, 03-32, 33-29, 10-26, 26-07, 42-00).
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has hooked up belongings value Rs 76 lakh of a person accused of leaking a query paper of the Andhra Pradesh PG medical entrance check of 2014.
The federal company, in an announcement, mentioned a provisional order for attachment of properties like seven housing websites, three agricultural plots and a home situated in Mysuru, Karnataka, together with mounted deposits value Rs 36.28 lakh of Ameer Ahmed Kogaluru and others, has been issued underneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA). (PTI)
Karnataka logged 413 new Covid-19 circumstances and 4 deaths on Friday, taking the full variety of infections to 29,97,246 and the toll to 38,220. The day additionally noticed 256 discharges, taking the full variety of recoveries within the state thus far to 29,52,101, a well being division bulletin mentioned.
Bengaluru City continued to high the record of circumstances (212), as the town noticed 185 discharges and two deaths. The full variety of energetic circumstances within the state is now 6,896. (PTI)
The Karnataka authorities has relaxed the factors for compensating BPL households for Covid-19 deaths by amending its earlier order, which removes the clause that mentioned solely these households the place a ‘working’ member has died, would get the quantity.
The federal government had ordered the fee of ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh to BPL households that lose a ‘working’ member because of the virus an infection. An modification has been made to the order on December 2, based on which dying of any member of a BPL family, can be the eligibility standards for the ex-gratia. It additionally mentioned that there isn’t a age restrict for ex-gratia, whereas earlier it was mentioned Rs 1 lakh can be paid in case an grownup member had died.
The federal government is alleged to have acquired greater than 7,000 functions searching for the ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh, based on official sources. (PTI)
Karnataka State Air pollution Management Board member secretary Srinivasulu Ok mentioned that 8 used lead acid battery processing unit working illegally have been recognized. They have been working illegally at Kadujaknahalli, Bommandahalli, Vaderahalli and Chinnayanpalya villages.
The models working at distant areas have been recognized by KSPCB Bescom and Income workplace, he mentioned. He added that the models have been closed and their energy was eliminated. The demolishing of the buildings are in progress.
As per the worldwide journey tips, 2% of the passengers coming from nations that aren’t within the ‘at-risk’ record shall bear random testing on the Airport on arrival. The price of random testing of such passengers can be borne by BIAL, introduced Kempegowda Worldwide Airport Authorities.
The State Well being and Household Welfare division mentioned that the omicron variant of Covid-19 has been reported in 38 nations, together with India, and at the least 674 circumstances have been confirmed thus far worldwide.
After numerous lifeless fishes have been seen floating on the floor of Rachenahalli and Jakkur lakes in north Bengaluru within the final one week, consultants blamed the influx of sewage water into the water our bodies. This comes after an identical incident was reported in October at Muthanallur lake in Anekal.
Environmental scientist Dr Shobha Ananda Reddy advised The Indian Specific that the rationale behind the deaths of aquatic animals may very well be the influx of sewage blended rainwater into the lakes or the disposal of waste by tankers instantly into the storm water drains or the lakes. Learn extra
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Friday mentioned over 10 worldwide travellers who arrived in Bengaluru from South African nations have gone untraceable. The travellers have switched off their telephones, officers mentioned.
BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta mentioned they’re being tracked by the well being officers. “I don’t have direct data with me. For these not responding over the telephone, there’s a normal protocol and it is going to be adopted. In the meantime, folks shouldn’t decrease their guards in opposition to Covid,” he mentioned.
Karnataka Well being Minister Ok Sudhakar mentioned after the emergence of Omicron in South Africa, 57 passengers had landed in Bengaluru. “Out of the 57, BBMP is unable to hint 10 passengers. Their telephones are switched off and they aren’t obtainable on the addresses they’ve left with the authorities. These passengers need to be accountable. They can’t change off their telephones and put others in danger. We are going to present the therapy,” he knowledgeable. Learn extra
The elevated rotary flyover to the terminal and a railway over bridge (RoB) on the newly-constructed and but to be inaugurated Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal at Baiyappanahalli in Bengaluru are more likely to be prepared quickly, mentioned officers of the town’s civic physique.
The third teaching terminal for the town, after Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) and Yesvantpur railway stations, is predicted to decongest the frenzy on the two current stations. Whereas the terminal is prepared, it’s awaiting inauguration for a number of months on account of highway connectivity points.
At a price of Rs 260 crore, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is constructing an elevated rotary flyover to the terminal. The elevated rotary flyover on the Maruthi Sevanagar-IOC junction will present entry to the terminal and likewise to areas equivalent to Kammanahalli and Banaswadi. A further RoB at Baiyappanahalli level-crossing, subsequent to the under-construction RoB, can also be in progress, mentioned BBMP officers. Learn extra
The Karnataka authorities Friday made malls and theatres out of bounds for individuals who haven’t taken each doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. The brand new measure got here after the detection of two Omicron circumstances in Bengaluru — the primary within the nation.
“Entry to malls, cinema halls/theatres shall be allowed solely to individuals who’re vaccinated with two doses of COVID 19 vaccine,” the federal government mentioned in an order issued by Tushar Girinath, Principal Secretary of the Income Division.
Individuals working in authorities workplaces should even be vaccinated with each doses, the Karnataka authorities has acknowledged.
Amongst different measures, the federal government has known as for the postponement of all cultural actions in academic establishments until January 15 and restricted members at gatherings to 500. Learn extra
4 days after resident docs of Karnataka went on a strike over sure calls for the stir was lifted Friday after state Well being and Medical Schooling Minister Ok Sudhakar assured them of fulfilling all their calls for. The protest had crippled OPD companies and elective OTs throughout medical schools affiliated to the Karnataka Affiliation of Resident Docs (KARD).
The calls for included fee of the Covid-19 danger allowance, stipend to submit graduates and interns and restructuring the charges based on the 2018-2019 tutorial 12 months.
“On the fourth day of the stir, representatives from all the universities, together with PG college students and interns from Bangalore Medical School and Analysis Institute, converged on the Victoria Hospital campus. Discussions have been held with Medical Schooling Minister Dr Ok Sudhakar and the director of Medical Schooling who gave their assurances to fulfill our calls for,” an announcement issued by KARD learn. Learn extra
The Karnataka authorities has directed civic officers in Bengaluru to register a police criticism and examine the validity of a unfavourable Covid check report offered to a South African traveller who’s among the many first two individuals in India whose Covid samples have indicated the presence of the Omicron variant of the virus.
The 66-year-old traveller from South Africa left India inside seven days of testing optimistic by acquiring a unfavourable Covid check report from a non-public lab.
“We now have issued instructions to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner to register a police criticism to analyze how the traveller from South Africa obtained a Covid-19 check report that allowed him to go away the nation,” state Income Minister R Ashok mentioned Friday after a gathering held by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai with senior ministers and well being officers. Learn extra
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