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  • Karnataka to give ₹1 lakh to BPL COVID-19 victims’ families June 15, 2021 1:59 am The Karnataka government on Monday announced a compensation of ₹1 lakh to below poverty line (BPL) families that have lost adult members to COVID-19. Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa told reporters here that the government was aware that many families had …
  • As Bengaluru unlocks, citizens told to be Covid vigilant June 14, 2021 6:31 pm As Bengaluru saw lockdown restrictions partially relaxed from Monday, city civic body chief Gaurav Gupta urged people to stay vigilant about the Covid threat. “Citizens need to be vigilant in the coming months, as the pandemic may strike again in the form …
  • 23 Karnataka dists have worrying positivity rate June 14, 2021 3:55 pm At least 23 districts in Karnataka have a positivity rate that is worrying and not conducive for unlock A majority of the districts in Karnataka are either not doing enough tests or the level of coronavirus transmission in these hinterlands is quite severe …
  • View: Seven steps to reduce the third coronavirus wave to just a bout of common cold June 14, 2021 7:03 am Symptoms of Covid in a few vaccinated patients can be more than the common cold but it is very unlikely that they will land in the ICU. So while in some countries the third wave has been worse than the second wave, global experience is proving again and …
  • Excess deaths in Hyderabad are 10 times the official COVID-19 toll for Telangana June 14, 2021 2:31 am Figures corroborate Telangana High Court’s concerns with drastic undercounting of COVID deaths. The number of “excess deaths” registered in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) ever since COVID-19 hit (from April 2020 to May 2021), is over 10 …
  • Will ensure those coming to Bengaluru are tested: CM June 14, 2021 1:47 am Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said that he has asked officials to ensure strict screening at entry points into the city.BENGALURU: Chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said those entering Bengaluru from other states and even districts will be …
  • Refocused vaccination campaigns are possible June 13, 2021 9:40 pm Local planning will need to go hand-in-hand with equitable plans at the national and global levels Poornima and Ashok, 80-year-old parents of two and grandparents of three, have been hunkered down in their Mumbai apartment for a year. When a COVID-19 …
  • 7,810 new COVID-19 cases, 125 deaths in Karnataka June 13, 2021 8:42 pm As Karnataka prepared to unlock partially from Monday, the State recorded 7,810 new COVID-19 cases and 125 deaths. According to the bulletin of the Department of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday, the positivity rate for the day was 6.02 against 1,29,617 …
  • Karnataka readies to partly unlock in 19 districts June 13, 2021 8:05 pm As the pandemic’s second wave wanes, Karnataka is reading to partly unlock from Monday in 19 districts where the test positivity rate has fallen below 5 per cent, an official said. “As announced by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on June 10 and notified by …
  • Recovery rate rises to 91.39% in State June 13, 2021 10:03 am A month after the recovery rate plummeted to 70% in the State, it has picked up again rising to 91.39% as on June 11. During the second wave, with the pandemic spinning out of control and availability of beds becoming a challenge initially, COVID-19 …
  • Karnataka forest dept urges environment ministry to open wildlife safaris during unlock June 13, 2021 9:42 am Express News Service BENGALURU: With the unlock period all set to begin from June 12, Karnataka forest department officials are also hopeful that they will be able to open wildlife safaris in the state. The safaris were kept shut not only because of the …
  • Bengaluru reports 2,454 COVID-19 cases June 13, 2021 7:21 am Karnataka on Saturday reported 9,785 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total to 27,57,324. The number of cases in Bengaluru Urban, which had reduced to 1,154 on Friday, again rose to 2,454 on Saturday. COVID-19 in State over 24 hours Cases -- 9,785 Deaths …
  • ‘It’s a lesson in how not to be sensitive to public opinion’: Pradip Krishen June 13, 2021 3:05 am Naturalist-author Pradip Krishen, 72, has been advising the design committee of the Central Vista Redevelopment Project on tree planting. In this interview, he speaks about the original Lutyens’ tree scheme and strategies for increasing the green cover …
  • Bengaluru: Covid second wave receding June 13, 2021 2:38 am As the number of new cases in the state came to 1,000 on Friday, it seems like the second wave of covid was like a tsunami — unlike the first wave that peaked and receded gradually, the second wave did maximum damage in minimum time. Experts say the trend …
  • Soon, a master software to link all Covid portals in Karnataka June 13, 2021 1:22 am Express News Service BENGALURU: The committee constituted by the State Government to look into the integration of all Covid-19 management portals is now working towards creating a master software that will not just link the portals, but also plug the leaks …
  • Karnataka to ease COVID restrictions from June 14, night and weekend curfew to continue June 12, 2021 7:21 pm Image Source : PTI Karnataka to ease COVID restrictions from June 14, night and weekend curfew to continue The Karnataka government on Saturday said as a part of providing relaxation from the Covid-induced restrictions in the state, all the economic and …
  • Hyderabad has most number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 in Telangana June 12, 2021 6:01 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD:  After six months of inoculation drive, Hyderabad is the most vaccinated district in Telangana with 28% of its population administered at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine. According to an analysis done by Bengaluru- …
  • BDA to landowners: Part with land for KG Layout June 12, 2021 3:21 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: Land owners, who have filed petitions in court against acquisition of their land for the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout, have been urged to cooperate with the Bangalore Development Authority for the project.The appeal was …
  • Actor-Journalist Suresh Chandra Succumbs to Covid-19 June 12, 2021 2:32 am Napping elephants in China go viral Veteran journalist and actor LH Suresh Chandra passed away due to Covid-19 complications on Friday, 11 June. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Jayanagara, Bengaluru. The deceased is survived by his wife and …
  • Random Covid testing at Attibele border June 12, 2021 12:30 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Once the curbs are eased from June 14, there will be random Covid-19 testing and surveillance done at Attibele border (bordering Tamil Nadu) where people are expected to start arriving for work in companies and industrial …
  • Fresh Covid-19 cases drop to 8,000 range in Karnataka June 12, 2021 12:29 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: After almost two months, Karnataka’s Covid cases have dropped to the 8,000 range. On Friday, it dropped again to 8,249 new cases. Bengaluru Urban district too saw fewer cases at 1,154. Back on April 13, 8,778 cases were …
  • 8,249 new cases, 159 deaths in Karnataka June 11, 2021 6:10 pm Cumulatively a total of 3,13,63,615 samples have been tested in the Karnataka so far, out of which 1,69,695 were tested on Friday alone. (PTI PHOTO)BENGALURU: For the first time in two months, Karnataka recorded less than five per cent Covid-19 positivity …
  • Less than 5 per cent positivity rate, 8,249 new COVID-19 cases and 159 death in Karnataka June 11, 2021 6:08 pm By PTI BENGALURU: Karnataka recorded less than five per cent COVID-19 positivity rate on Friday, as the state reported 8,249 new cases and 159 fatalities, taking the tally to 27.47 lakh and the toll to 32,644 The day also saw 14,975 discharges, continuing …
  • 9 out of 10 menstruators don’t regularly consult a doctor for menstrual health concerns: Survey June 11, 2021 8:02 am A new pan-India survey has revealed that 9 out of 10 menstruators do not regularly consult a doctor for menstrual health concerns, with only 11 per cent reporting that they are comfortable speaking to anyone about menstruation. The Blood Report- a pan …
  • IISc facility can detect water pollutants at low concentration June 11, 2021 5:32 am Express News Service BENGALURU: A facility setup at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) can be a key in identifying the sources of water pollution and even assessing the efficiency of remediation methods. The multi-instrument facility includes …
  • ‘157 died of black fungus’ June 11, 2021 4:33 am Mucormycosis or black fungus has claimed 157 lives among the 2,282 persons infected as on June 9, the State government told the High Court of Karnataka on Thursday. While 1,947 infected persons are undergoing treatment, 102 have been cured and 76 were …
  • BBMP to release 20% of general beds to private hospitals June 11, 2021 4:33 am With the second wave of COVID-19 appearing to be on the wane, the civic body has decided to retain 20% of the beds and release the rest in the general category back to private medical colleges and hospitals. Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commissioner, Bruhat …
  • Covid lockdown to continue in 11 Karnataka districts: CM June 10, 2021 6:59 pm The Covid-induced lockdown would continue, till June 21, in 11 districts where positivity rate continues to be high, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Thursday. “The extended lockdown will continue in districts which still have a high …
  • Godrej Fund Management buys land parcel in Bangalore from Puravankara for Rs 700 crore June 10, 2021 5:46 pm Godrej Fund Management, the real estate-focused private equity arm of the Godrej Group, has bought a land parcel, with 1 million sq ft development potential, in Bengaluru urban from real estate developer in a deal valued around Rs 700 crore, said people …
  • Giving orphaned children care and a home June 10, 2021 3:32 am The SOS Children’s Village is modelled around a great system where orphaned children find safe spaces in small units to resemble a family, with a mother to look after them. Because we all need a family to come home to The second wave of covid has left in …
  • Power tariff up by 30 paise/unit on average June 9, 2021 8:26 pm The 10-paise hike in energy charges is effective for all LT, HT industrial, commercial consumers and educational institutions and hospitals (Photo for representative purpose only)BENGALURU: Electricity tariff has been increased by 30 paise per unit with …
  • Yediyurappa pulls up Bengaluru civic body for delaying projects June 9, 2021 7:41 pm Upset over delay in completing the smart city projects, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Wednesday pulled up the city civic body officials. “Though I have instructed the BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) to complete the 27 smart city …
  • Covid-19: Pune sees a spike in cases as 1,300 test positive June 9, 2021 10:48 am Written by Seona James After dropping below 1,000 for a day, Pune reported at least 1,300 new cases getting reported on Tuesday. The district took its case tally to over 10.28 lakh, the highest for any city in the country after Delhi and Bengaluru. The …
  • Abu Dhabi based Tablez to expand upon investment in India June 9, 2021 8:01 am Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], June 9 (ANI/NewsVoir): Tablez - a leading Abu Dhabi based retail and FB group with a substantial presence in India, has announced its decision to launch a proprietary retail chain of toys by rebranding its existing toy …
  • Giddenahalli crematorium shuts down for maintenance work June 9, 2021 2:46 am Express News Service BENGALURU: As Covid deaths are on the decline, the Bengaluru Urban deputy commissioner has started shutting down temporary crematoria. This has also allowed Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to start maintenance work of the …
  • After weeks, new Covid cases below 10k in Karnataka June 8, 2021 11:41 pm By Express News Service BENGALURU: After 56 days, the daily Covid caseload fell below the 10,000 mark in Karnataka. The last time the State witnessed such a figure was on April 13 when 8,778 new cases were reported. On June 8, the cases dipped to 9,808. …
  • Urban Company to hire over 100 engineers in FY 2022 June 8, 2021 9:51 pm On-demand home services provider Urban Company on Tuesday said it will onboard more than 100 engineers in FY2022, and announced the appointment of two senior executives as part of its efforts to accelerate growth. The company, which has recently raised USD …
  • Urban Company to hire 150 engineers in FY22 June 8, 2021 6:37 pm Tech-enabled home services marketplace, Urban Company which has 1,300 plus employees, said it will double its engineering headcount in FY 2022 with 150 new hires. With these new hires, the company plans to drive technological innovation in the home …
  • ‘State’s response to covid has improved this year... there is no shortage of vaccines’ June 8, 2021 3:26 pm What is the State government’s unlock strategy? Normally after such a lockdown, restrictions should be eased in a staggered manner. We have allowed only exports to operate right now and even at the district level, the restrictions will be eased based on …
  • Urban Company hires new leaders, to on-board over 100 engineers in FY22 June 8, 2021 3:12 pm Urban Company, the home services marketplace, said on Tuesday it will hire more than 100 engineers in FY22, besides hiring senior leaders to head Design and Research and Engineering verticals. Through these new hires, the company plans to drive …
  • Women falling behind in India's COVID-19 vaccination drive June 8, 2021 11:35 am By Manas Mishra and Rupam Jain BENGALURU, India (Reuters) - Many more men in India have received COVID-19 vaccines than women, government data showed on Tuesday, highlighting gender disparity in the country's immunisation drive that has also …
  • UST joins Covid-19 relief drive; announces employee scheme June 8, 2021 8:02 am Digital transformation solutions company UST is working actively for Covid-19 pandemic relief by teaming up with governments, hospitals, relief workers, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) apart from committing itself to looking after the health and …
  • Live: Bengaluru sees less than 2,000 Covid cases June 8, 2021 5:31 am Bengaluru city logged less than 2,000 fresh Covid-19 cases, as Karnataka on Monday reported 11,958 fresh infections and 340 fatalities, taking the total caseload to 27.07 lakh and the toll to 31,920. The day also saw 27,299 discharges in the state, …
  • House built on govt land? You could still regularise it June 8, 2021 4:03 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: In a move that will bring cheer to low-income families that have constructed houses on government lands in urban and rural areas, prior to January 1, 2015, the government has extended the last date for receiving …
  • Namma Metro Phase 2A, 2B get nod from Centre June 8, 2021 4:03 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: To the relief of the state government, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Urban Transport Division on Monday approved the Bengaluru Metro Rail Project Phase 2A and 2B from Central Silk Board Junction to …
  • COVID-19 TPR in Bengaluru Urban plummets to 4.91% June 8, 2021 3:43 am From a COVID-19 Test Positivity Rate (TPR) of nearly 38.32% in the first week of May, the seven-day average from May 31 to June 6 in Bengaluru Urban plummeted to 4.91%. While this is a reason to cheer, experts have said it is vital to sustain this now and …
  • How Indian startups are mitigating Covid-19 pain for their employees June 8, 2021 3:38 am Mumbai: A few Indian startups have announced allowances to staff as well as other measures of support to deal with Covid-19-related expenses and emergencies. Online food delivery platform Swiggy has put in place under Swiggy Suraksha a host of measures, …
  • High active Covid cases in rural Karnataka still worrisome June 8, 2021 12:44 am Express News Service BENGALURU: While Bengaluru Urban district continues to have the highest Covid-19 active case load in the state, rural areas in many other districts are reporting a high number of active cases compared to the urban areas.According to …
  • Indian Cities Reopen Cautiously, But Not Many People Venture Out June 7, 2021 6:06 pm NEW DELHI - Indian capital New Delhi and the financial hub Mumbai reopened businesses two months after a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of India. The surge in infections and deaths crushed India’s health care system and …
  • Major Urban-Rural Divide Mars India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout June 7, 2021 12:22 pm Topline As the total Covid-19 vaccine rollout in India approaches the 250 million dose milestone, a massive gap has begun to emerge between its major urban centers—which have managed to receive the lion’s share of the inoculations—and its poorer rural …
  • India’s vaccine inequity worsens as countryside languishes June 7, 2021 7:53 am Suresh Kumar, 43, ties up the hair of his wife Pramila Devi, 36, who is suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before taking her to a local government dispensary, at their home in Kaljikhal, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, May 23, …
  • Narayana Health, GiveIndia roll out free vaccination drive June 7, 2021 7:16 am Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], June 7 (ANI/NewsVoir): Narayana Health, India's leading healthcare chain, in association with GiveIndia, India's most trusted online giving platform, announced a 'Free COVID-19 Vaccination Drive' across …
  • 4 districts lack full-fledged surveillance units in Karnataka June 7, 2021 2:41 am Express News Service BENGALURU : At a time when there is a need to ramp up health facilities in order to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, it has come to light that four districts -- Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Chikkaballapura and Ramanagara -- do not …
  • Health workers to be trained to treat patients with home care kits in Karnataka June 7, 2021 12:26 am By Express News Service BENGALURU:  In order to fight misinformation about Covid-19 and its mismanagement, which has led to an alarming rise in complications, sufferings, deaths, frontline clinicians and leading scientists from India and the Indian …
  • Coronavirus | The need to stay prepared for multiple waves and variants June 6, 2021 3:23 pm The slow down in daily cases has been mainly due to strict lockdowns in many States. Even as the second wave in India seems to have already peaked, many States still report high test positivity rates suggesting more cases remain to be detected. The slow …
  • MSMEs pull the shutters again June 6, 2021 8:22 am A swinging rooster, placed near the cash counter, is casually nudged into motion as Mayur Gowda starts speaking about Covid-19 and its impact on the traditional wooden-toy industry in Channapatna, a small town along the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway. The bright …
  • Urban pangs: Meals get fewer, smaller as savings get stretched for survival June 6, 2021 3:32 am Sakhi made a good life for herself in Bengaluru over seven years. Arriving from West Bengal at the age of 27, she found work at a beauty parlour and managed to send money to her parents to help them build a house and get her sister married. Two Covid waves …
  • Live: K'taka reports 11,958 fresh infections June 6, 2021 2:50 am LIVE NOW Karnataka’s daily test positivity rate fell to 7.7 per cent on Sunday, the lowest in nearly two months. Karnataka reported 12,209 fresh coronavirus infections, according to the health and family welfare department. Close to 1.6 lakh samples were …
  • Covid positivity rate below 5% must to get curbs lifted: Yediyurappa June 6, 2021 12:16 am Express News Service BENGALURU: As the number of Covid-positive cases are coming down in Karnataka, the State Government is likely to relax lockdown restrictions in districts with a positivity rate below 5 per cent, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa indicated …
  • Southwest monsoon enters Karnataka, rains in Bengaluru June 5, 2021 8:14 pm Karnataka sets 24-hr deadline for Cipla, Jubilant to supply Remdesivir The much-awaited southwest monsoon entered has Karnataka with moderate rains in Bengaluru, an official said on Friday. "The monsoon entered Karnataka with moderate rains and gusty …
  • Booked vaccine slot on CoWin? Can still be sent back due to lack of Covaxin supply; what the authorities say June 5, 2021 8:14 pm Booking a vaccine slot on CoWin app does not guarantee the dose The Covid-19 vaccination drive never really took off on a smooth note. Initially, on the day of registration the site crashed for a few hours, after which due to unavailability of doses, the …
  • Companies ramp up jabs for frontline staff to boost confidence June 5, 2021 4:15 pm As frontline workers, they were among those who kept the country running through lockdowns and two waves of the pandemic. Now their organisations are getting essential workers from security guards to home delivery staff vaccinated on a war footing. Amazon, …
  • Covid-19: Four Karnataka districts have no full-fledged disease surveillance units June 5, 2021 8:43 am Express News Service BENGALURU: It has come to light that four Karnataka districts --- Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Chikkaballapur and Ramanagara --- do not have a full-fledged District Surveillance Unit (DSU). DSUs play a crucial role in every …
  • Airlines may start operating more flights from Pune as lockdown eases June 5, 2021 6:44 am Pune airport is presently seeing an average of 18 arrivals and 18 departures of flights per day with a footfall of about 3,000 passengers on an average. With the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic subsiding in many parts of the country – especially in …
  • Paytm and the art of going public June 5, 2021 6:41 am Good morning, Hi, Ashwin and Digbijay here. Earlier this week, we reported that Paytm’s board has given a go-ahead for an IPO by November. The news got almost everyone questioning the timeline drawn up by the company, along with the reported valuation it …
  • Green growth: Four ways resource-efficient cities can be a win-win for govt and environment June 5, 2021 5:21 am Indian cities generated two thirds of GDP in 2015, which could increase to 75% by 2030, according to Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations (ICRIER). This is despite the low average score of 13.2 on a scale of 100 for the " …
  • Bangalore University bio-park produced oxygen worth Rs 16k crore: Report June 5, 2021 3:52 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Good news trickles in for the World Environment Day, being celebrated on Saturday, as the Bangalore University’s Biodiversity Park receives the scientific accreditation of being a unique ecosystem in the city.The Bio-Park …
  • Greener Bengaluru: Three tree parks around city ready to open June 5, 2021 3:51 am Express News Service BENGALURU: On World Environment Day, Bengalureans may have something to cheer about. The city is all set to get more lung spaces soon with three tree parks almost ready to be open. Similar to Cubbon park and Lalbagh, these green zones …
  • 24 children orphaned due to Covid in Karnataka, says govt June 5, 2021 1:07 am Express News Service BENGALURU: The number of children orphaned in the state, after losing both their parents to Covid-19, has gone up to 24 from 18. Raichur district has the maximum number of such children (4). As on May 31, there were 18 Covid orphans in …
  • Wait two more weeks to see if second Covid wave is waning: Experts June 5, 2021 1:07 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Fresh Covid-19 cases and the case load may be down in the state and the situation may appear better. But experts have cautioned against assuming that the second wave is waning unless the test positivity rate (TPR) falls …
  • 9 pvt hospitals corner 50% doses, raise questions of vaccine equity and access June 5, 2021 12:25 am IN WHAT both reflects and accentuates the problem of vaccine inequity, just nine corporate hospital groups in big cities have cornered 50 per cent of the Covid-19 vaccine stock meant for the private sector in the month of May. These nine corporate hospital …
  • Analysis-India's vaccine inequity worsens as countryside languishes June 4, 2021 2:40 pm By Krishna N. Das, Abhirup Roy and Rajendra Jadhav NEW DELHI/SATARA, India (Reuters) - Urban Indians are getting COVID-19 shots much faster than the hundreds of millions of people living in the countryside, government data shows, reflecting rising …
  • Softbank eyes return to Flipkart June 4, 2021 7:07 am Good morning, Three years after SoftBank sold its stake in Flipkart for $4 billion, the two companies could be headed for a $600-700 million reunion. Also in this letter: CEO Rajeev Misra on SoftBank's India plans Interview with RS Prasad on new IT …
  • Menstruation June 4, 2021 4:30 am If you have a daughter, inevitably, she will come to you at some point, breaking that her menstrual cycle has started. It’s unlikely that she will call it a ‘menstrual cycle’ but whatever she says, respond calmly. You can’t help freaking out within but …
  • Bengaluru ranks 5th in vaccine coverage June 4, 2021 3:03 am 28.6 per cent of city’s population has got at least one shot of covid vaccine Bengaluru Urban is now at the fifth spot in terms of vaccination in the country. According to the latest statistics, 28.6 per cent of Bengaluru’s population has been vaccinated ( …
  • Karnataka reports 18,324 new cases, 514 deaths June 3, 2021 7:26 pm Karnataka on Thursday reported 18,324 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total to 26,35,122. Of these, 3,533 cases are from Bengaluru Urban. With 514 deaths, the toll rose to 30,531. This is apart from 20 deaths of patients due to non-COVID-19 reasons. As …
  • Small sellers go from IRL to URL June 3, 2021 4:21 pm A year into the pandemic, 'homepreneurs' and small businesses from tier II and tier III cities are finding their feet online via a growing list of platforms In Mumbai, engineer-turned-artist Bindiya Shetty puts brush to paper to create a painting …
  • Ola hires CFOs for electric, mobility biz June 3, 2021 10:49 am Bengaluru: Mobility firm Ola has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of two chief financial officers (CFO). G. R. Arun Kumar is now Group CFO for Ola as well as Ola Electric, while Swayam Saurabh has come in as CFO for Ola’s mobility, …
  • India’s child victims of COVID-19 June 3, 2021 8:16 am Last year, Shyam*, 17, became one of the thousands of children in danger of living on the streets of India. Shyam’s father had abandoned his family in Gudhiyari – a village in Raipur in Chhattisgarh state – eight years earlier. Shyam’s older brother, Gopi, …
  • Only two districts have a TPR of less than 5% June 3, 2021 4:27 am If the recommendation by the State’s COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) that the lockdown should be continued till the State’s Test Positivity Rate (TPR) falls below 5% is considered, the State still has a long way to go before unlocking …
  • Recovery rate shoots up, five Karnataka districts clock more than 92% June 3, 2021 1:50 am Express News Service BENGALURU: With the number of daily discharges of Covid-19 patients seeing an increase, the State’s recovery rate too has been improving, touching 87.47 per cent on Wednesday. Five districts - Bidar, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Yadgir and …
  • E-commerce gets a booster shot June 2, 2021 10:51 pm Good morning, E-commerce executives have welcomed the Maharashtra government’s decision to allow the delivery of all goods. They remain cautious, however, as people have been spending less amid the second wave, and because the new guidelines come with …
  • Urban Company IPO, Google’s appeal, Clubhouse hiring June 2, 2021 10:48 pm Good evening, Urban Company, which joined the unicorn club in April, is the latest tech startup to announce plans for an initial public offering, joining the likes of Zomato, Paytm and Flipkart. Also in this letter: 🚨 Google says new IT rules don't …
  • Thanks to Whitefield volunteers, govt hospital staff in Bengaluru get tea and coffee 24x7 June 2, 2021 10:26 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Volunteers in Whitefield have offered a novel kind of support for medical staff in five government hospitals spread across the city – vending machines to ensure round-the-clock free supply of tea and coffee for doctors, …
  • Urban Company joins IPO rush after latest fundraise June 2, 2021 6:29 am Bengaluru: Urban Company, the on-demand home services provider that closed a $255 million funding round last month, is hopping on to the IPO bandwagon. The company, formerly known as UrbanClap, plans to go public in the next 18-24 months and has started …
  • MBBS students upset with delayed rural placement June 14, 2021 11:47 pm By Express News Service BENGALURU: MBBS graduates of 2015 batch, who have completed their internships but are awaiting placement for their one-year rural service, are unhappy that their counselling has been delayed for five months. Though the process was …
  • As Covid curbs ease, it’s freewheeling in various Karnataka districts June 14, 2021 11:47 pm Express News Service On the day Karnataka eased restrictions in 19 districts, with Covid-19 cases showing a declining trend, rain forced people indoors in many places while in some districts, the local administration ensured that the curbs continued to be …
  • 23 Karnataka dists have worrying positivity rate June 14, 2021 3:55 pm At least 23 districts in Karnataka have a positivity rate that is worrying and not conducive for unlock A majority of the districts in Karnataka are either not doing enough tests or the level of coronavirus transmission in these hinterlands is quite severe …
  • Actor Ned Beatty has died at age 83 - media June 14, 2021 7:28 am (Reuters) - Hollywood actor Ned Beatty, known for roles in the movies Deliverance, Superman and Network, has died at the age of 83, media reports said on Sunday. The Oscar-nominated actor died of natural causes at his Los Angeles home, his daughter Blossom …
  • Karnataka govt faces vaccine resistance June 14, 2021 4:00 am The Karnataka government may need to step up its outreach to vaccinate the entire eligible population in the state as healthcare workers are facing resistance from sections of people in several rural pockets, said public health experts. Hesitancy has been …
  • Get medicine, stop black fungus deaths, demands Karnataka Opposition June 14, 2021 2:49 am By Express News Service BENGALURU : With the number of black fungus deaths in the State on the rise, the opposition Congress and JDS have asked the government to wake up and procure the medicine, Liposomal Amphotericin B, immediately. They alleged that …
  • Will ensure those coming to Bengaluru are tested: CM June 14, 2021 1:47 am Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said that he has asked officials to ensure strict screening at entry points into the city.BENGALURU: Chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said those entering Bengaluru from other states and even districts will be …
  • Karnataka readies to partly unlock in 19 districts June 13, 2021 8:05 pm As the pandemic’s second wave wanes, Karnataka is reading to partly unlock from Monday in 19 districts where the test positivity rate has fallen below 5 per cent, an official said. “As announced by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on June 10 and notified by …
  • India begins ‘Extension of Hospitals’ project to fight Covid June 13, 2021 8:35 am To plug a major health infrastructure gap in India’s fight against Covid-19, especially in rural areas and smaller towns, India has started project ‘Extension of Hospitals’ in various states. Modular hospitals are an extension of hospital infrastructure …
  • Bengaluru: Covid second wave receding June 13, 2021 2:38 am As the number of new cases in the state came to 1,000 on Friday, it seems like the second wave of covid was like a tsunami — unlike the first wave that peaked and receded gradually, the second wave did maximum damage in minimum time. Experts say the trend …
  • Host of hurdles on road to unlock ahead of Covid third wave June 13, 2021 1:22 am Express News Service The unlocking in a phased manner from June 14 may be the preferred way to gradually get back to normal living. But it has thrown up major challenges to keeping focus on the larger objective - that of avoiding a deadlier third wave of …
  • Karnataka to ease COVID restrictions from June 14, night and weekend curfew to continue June 12, 2021 7:21 pm Image Source : PTI Karnataka to ease COVID restrictions from June 14, night and weekend curfew to continue The Karnataka government on Saturday said as a part of providing relaxation from the Covid-induced restrictions in the state, all the economic and …
  • More rapid tests at railway stations, bus stands to check returnees in Karnataka June 12, 2021 3:19 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: As a large number of people are likely to return to Bengaluru after the lockdown restrictions are lifted on June 14, the State Government is considering ramping up Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) at bus terminals, railway …
  • Essential shops, liquor outlets to stay open till 2 PM in Karnataka June 12, 2021 3:19 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Night and weekend curfews will make a comeback starting Monday in Karnataka, with the government making changes to the existing Covid-19 lockdown guidelines for 19 districts. While relaxation in the form of extended hours …
  • 9 out of 10 menstruators don’t regularly consult a doctor for menstrual health concerns: Survey June 11, 2021 8:02 am A new pan-India survey has revealed that 9 out of 10 menstruators do not regularly consult a doctor for menstrual health concerns, with only 11 per cent reporting that they are comfortable speaking to anyone about menstruation. The Blood Report- a pan …
  • Lockdown to continue in 11 districts, relaxation in Bengaluru, other districts from June 14 June 11, 2021 7:14 am While continuing the current lockdown restrictions in 11 districts that have high positivity rate for COVID-19, the Karnataka government on Thursday modified some of the restrictions imposed in other districts, including Bengaluru, from June 14 to 21. …
  • Lockdown to continue in 11 districts, some relaxations in rest of the state: Karnataka CM June 10, 2021 7:29 pm By PTI BENGALURU: COVID-19 induced lockdown measures will continue in 11 districts of Karnataka which have a high positivity rate till June 21, while some relaxations will be given in the rest of the state from June 14, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said …
  • Covid lockdown to continue in 11 Karnataka districts: CM June 10, 2021 6:59 pm The Covid-induced lockdown would continue, till June 21, in 11 districts where positivity rate continues to be high, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Thursday. “The extended lockdown will continue in districts which still have a high …
  • Indian state sharply raises COVID-19 death toll prompting call for... June 10, 2021 10:55 am By Manas Mishra and Neha Arora BENGALURU/ NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian state has raised its COVID-19 death toll sharply higher after the discovery of thousands of unreported cases, lending weight to suspicion that India's overall death tally is …
  • Smokeless ‘chulhas’ help Bijapur villagers save their forests June 10, 2021 10:24 am Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), June 10 (IANS/ 101Reporters) In this Chhattisgarh district known for its dense forests, tribal villagers are embracing an innovative and cost-effective technique to burn less firewood while cooking. In Bijapur, a severely Naxal- …
  • Coursera doubled its annual India additions in a pandemic year June 10, 2021 7:33 am Bengaluru: Coursera Inc. doubled its India additions in 2020 as people stayed at home for work and study amid a raging global pandemic, according to its chief executive. The US-based online education provider added around five million learners from India …
  • Karnataka's new app to help farmers sell produce directly to retail chains June 10, 2021 7:32 am Karnataka will soon roll out a mobile app to help farmers sell their produce directly to retail chains such as BigBasket, Reliance Fresh, Nature’s Basket and Ninjacart. The e-Sahamathi app, developed by the e-governance department with the help of National …
  • Rise in vegetable prices burdens common man June 10, 2021 1:40 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: If the rise in fuel prices and power tariff was not enough, a surge in prices of essential commodities, like vegetables, has created a dent in the monthly budget of the common man.Officials of Horticultural Producers’ …
  • Ravaged by Covid, still Karnataka fails to bump up Covid vaccine drive June 10, 2021 1:37 am Express News Service BENGALURU, MYSURU: While the vaccination drive should have picked up pace with the surge in Covid cases and deaths, the State Government is not close to its targets as yet. None of the four segments categorised for vaccine coverage has …
  • Period and pandemic June 9, 2021 10:01 pm Express News Service BENGALURU: Irregularities of the menstrual cycle can affect women at some point in their menstruating years. Heavy menstrual bleeding, irregular bleeding, prolonged bleeding or reduced bleeding are common reasons for which women seek a …
  • Preparing for the next COVID-19 wave June 9, 2021 9:10 pm Vaccinating the vulnerable, constant surveillance and reliable data will help India tackle the third wave Using the data in Karnataka, Aniruddha Adiga et al. show in a paper in medRxiv that a third COVID-19 wave is imminent in the State even if the …
  • Power tariff up by 30 paise/unit on average June 9, 2021 8:26 pm The 10-paise hike in energy charges is effective for all LT, HT industrial, commercial consumers and educational institutions and hospitals (Photo for representative purpose only)BENGALURU: Electricity tariff has been increased by 30 paise per unit with …
  • Covid-19: Pune sees a spike in cases as 1,300 test positive June 9, 2021 10:48 am Written by Seona James After dropping below 1,000 for a day, Pune reported at least 1,300 new cases getting reported on Tuesday. The district took its case tally to over 10.28 lakh, the highest for any city in the country after Delhi and Bengaluru. The …
  • Sindhuri vs Nag: How ugly IAS spat, politics, rivalry, allegations led to transfers [details] June 9, 2021 1:41 am Son refuses to claim his father’s body in Mysuru After two IAS officers were involved in an ugly spat with each other in Mysuru, Karnataka transferred Mysuru deputy commissioner, Rohini Sindhuri Dasari and Mysuru city corporation commissioner, Shilpa Nag …
  • Karnataka districts too will have expert panels to manage third Covid wave June 8, 2021 11:41 pm Express News Service BENGALURU: To ensure that rural parts of Karnataka are better prepared to tackle the third wave of the pandemic, the State Government has decided to set up Covid-19 Technical Expert Committees (TECs) in each district to provide …
  • Former Karnataka minister C M Udasi passes away at 85 due to age-related illness June 8, 2021 4:59 pm Former Karnataka minister and six-time BJP legislator C M Udasi passed away on Tuesday at a private hospital in Bengaluru due to age-related illness. He was 85. Udasi was the minister for public works in the B S Yediyurappa cabinet in 2008 and had …
  • Women falling behind in India's COVID-19 vaccination drive June 8, 2021 11:35 am By Manas Mishra and Rupam Jain BENGALURU, India (Reuters) - Many more men in India have received COVID-19 vaccines than women, government data showed on Tuesday, highlighting gender disparity in the country's immunisation drive that has also …
  • UST joins Covid-19 relief drive; announces employee scheme June 8, 2021 8:02 am Digital transformation solutions company UST is working actively for Covid-19 pandemic relief by teaming up with governments, hospitals, relief workers, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) apart from committing itself to looking after the health and …
  • Bengaluru horror: CCTV mechanic abducts 10-year-old boy to fund his wedding, murders him later June 8, 2021 7:11 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: A 10-year-old boy was kidnapped for ransom and was murdered by a CCTV mechanic in Hebbagodi, on the outskirts of the city. The Hebbagodi police have arrested two accomplices of the kingpin and have intensified the search …
  • CM appeals to party MLAs to shun signature campaign June 8, 2021 4:51 am Internal bickering and confusion in the BJP over the issue of leadership change continued on Monday even as Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa asked his party legislators to refrain from signature campaigns either in his favour or opposing him. His appeal on …
  • House built on govt land? You could still regularise it June 8, 2021 4:03 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: In a move that will bring cheer to low-income families that have constructed houses on government lands in urban and rural areas, prior to January 1, 2015, the government has extended the last date for receiving …
  • Tata's digital splurge continues June 8, 2021 3:38 am Good evening, We reported last month that Tata Digital was looking to invest in health and fitness startup CureFit. The $75-million deal came through earlier today, giving the Tatas another arrow in their digital quiver to take on the likes of Amazon, …
  • High active Covid cases in rural Karnataka still worrisome June 8, 2021 12:44 am Express News Service BENGALURU: While Bengaluru Urban district continues to have the highest Covid-19 active case load in the state, rural areas in many other districts are reporting a high number of active cases compared to the urban areas.According to …
  • Rural schools want PUC II test marks as final result June 8, 2021 12:44 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Private schools in rural areas of Karnataka have asked the state government to consider the PUC II mid-term and intermediary tests for evaluation of state board students in addition to the criteria set by the government. …
  • Indian Cities Reopen Cautiously, But Not Many People Venture Out June 7, 2021 6:06 pm NEW DELHI - Indian capital New Delhi and the financial hub Mumbai reopened businesses two months after a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of India. The surge in infections and deaths crushed India’s health care system and …
  • Major Urban-Rural Divide Mars India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout June 7, 2021 12:22 pm Topline As the total Covid-19 vaccine rollout in India approaches the 250 million dose milestone, a massive gap has begun to emerge between its major urban centers—which have managed to receive the lion’s share of the inoculations—and its poorer rural …
  • India’s ‘Doctor On Wheels’ movement to treat Covid-19 patients now reaches Uttar Pradesh June 7, 2021 8:15 am New Delhi, June 7: In the face of critical times, individuals and organisations need to pool in their resources and expertise and doing that for helping Covid-19 affected patients are DoctCo, a start-up; the Lung Care Foundation and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara …
  • India’s vaccine inequity worsens as countryside languishes June 7, 2021 7:53 am Suresh Kumar, 43, ties up the hair of his wife Pramila Devi, 36, who is suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before taking her to a local government dispensary, at their home in Kaljikhal, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, May 23, …
  • Narayana Health, GiveIndia roll out free vaccination drive June 7, 2021 7:16 am Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], June 7 (ANI/NewsVoir): Narayana Health, India's leading healthcare chain, in association with GiveIndia, India's most trusted online giving platform, announced a 'Free COVID-19 Vaccination Drive' across …
  • 4 districts lack full-fledged surveillance units in Karnataka June 7, 2021 2:41 am Express News Service BENGALURU : At a time when there is a need to ramp up health facilities in order to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, it has come to light that four districts -- Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Chikkaballapura and Ramanagara -- do not …
  • Health workers to be trained to treat patients with home care kits in Karnataka June 7, 2021 12:26 am By Express News Service BENGALURU:  In order to fight misinformation about Covid-19 and its mismanagement, which has led to an alarming rise in complications, sufferings, deaths, frontline clinicians and leading scientists from India and the Indian …
  • Virus surge in rural K'taka triggers stigma June 6, 2021 10:11 pm Mahadevappa, 46, a small farmer, had been living happily with his family in Mookahalli, Chamarajanagar district, about 180km from Bengaluru, till recently. He was quite popular in the village as he delivered milk to several households every day. But his …
  • Saving biodiversity, securing earth’s future June 6, 2021 8:15 pm The National Biodiversity Mission can help mend the dysfunctional relationship between humanity and nature On this World Environment Day (June 5), with the novel coronavirus pandemic raging across our vast country, we must reflect on the ways to rebuild …
  • Coronavirus | The need to stay prepared for multiple waves and variants June 6, 2021 3:23 pm The slow down in daily cases has been mainly due to strict lockdowns in many States. Even as the second wave in India seems to have already peaked, many States still report high test positivity rates suggesting more cases remain to be detected. The slow …
  • Urban pangs: Meals get fewer, smaller as savings get stretched for survival June 6, 2021 3:32 am Sakhi made a good life for herself in Bengaluru over seven years. Arriving from West Bengal at the age of 27, she found work at a beauty parlour and managed to send money to her parents to help them build a house and get her sister married. Two Covid waves …
  • Bagdi Gahum transferred as DC for Mysuru June 6, 2021 3:26 am Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], June 6 (ANI): Additional Commissioner for Commercials Taxes for Bengaluru Dr Bagdi Gahum has been transferred and posted as the Deputy Commissioner for Karnataka's Mysuru with immediate effect. According to a notification …
  • Work from home and the struggle to stay logged in June 6, 2021 2:50 am For many B’lureans who went to their hometowns for WFH during the pandemic, logging on is easier said than done If her company is looking for an employee of the month in the time of Work from Home (WFH), they won’t have to look beyond her. Sindhu N has …
  • Bengaluru-based drug cartel major cause of worry for enforcement agencies June 6, 2021 12:18 am Express News Service KOCHI: That elusive major drug cartel operating out of Bengaluru is becoming a major cause of worry for enforcement agencies in Kerala as almost all the seizures of psychotropic drugs, like MDMA and LSD made in Kerala between January …
  • Southwest monsoon enters Karnataka, rains in Bengaluru June 5, 2021 8:14 pm Karnataka sets 24-hr deadline for Cipla, Jubilant to supply Remdesivir The much-awaited southwest monsoon entered has Karnataka with moderate rains in Bengaluru, an official said on Friday. "The monsoon entered Karnataka with moderate rains and gusty …
  • A Platform For Early Covid Detection Over WhatsApp, Know How It Works June 5, 2021 4:47 pm XraySetu will help interpret Covid reports on real time basis and save precious time Doctors in India, especially in rural heartland, are now able to diagnose Covid-19 infection on real time basis, as with the help of a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) …
  • VIDEO: What Pandemic? Five Friends On A 1,055-Mile Trip To Help Educate Girls June 5, 2021 8:57 am DELHI, India — Five fresh graduates set out in an auto-rickshaw to cover 1,700 kilometers [1,055 miles] from India’s Bengaluru to Mumbai when the second wave of Covid-19 was starting to grip the country. Making their parents agree was an uphill task, but …
  • Karnataka govt lacks enthusiasm to protect cattle from FMD, alleges former CM Kumaraswamy June 5, 2021 8:43 am By PTI BENGALURU: Ridiculing the concerns of the BJP led government in Karnataka for cows, JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday said it 'lacked enthusiasm' in handling the situation arising out of the outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) …
  • Covid-19: Four Karnataka districts have no full-fledged disease surveillance units June 5, 2021 8:43 am Express News Service BENGALURU: It has come to light that four Karnataka districts --- Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Chikkaballapur and Ramanagara --- do not have a full-fledged District Surveillance Unit (DSU). DSUs play a crucial role in every …
  • Green growth: Four ways resource-efficient cities can be a win-win for govt and environment June 5, 2021 5:21 am Indian cities generated two thirds of GDP in 2015, which could increase to 75% by 2030, according to Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations (ICRIER). This is despite the low average score of 13.2 on a scale of 100 for the " …
  • Biomedical waste increases amidst second wave, sets off warning bells June 5, 2021 3:10 am Lack of strictly monitored segregation and disposal makes it a serious pubic health issue Apart from the humanitarian crisis, an aftermath of the second wave of the pandemic has been the huge pile-up of biomedical waste generated. Experts and doctors say …
  • Use ‘end of circuit breaker’ model for unlock: Experts June 5, 2021 1:07 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Even as lockdown restrictions continue to be in place in Karnataka, experts feel that the state must now start planning for a staggered unlock as fresh Covid-19 cases are not falling at a uniform rate across the state. They …
  • 9 pvt hospitals corner 50% doses, raise questions of vaccine equity and access June 5, 2021 12:25 am IN WHAT both reflects and accentuates the problem of vaccine inequity, just nine corporate hospital groups in big cities have cornered 50 per cent of the Covid-19 vaccine stock meant for the private sector in the month of May. These nine corporate hospital …
  • Analysis-India's vaccine inequity worsens as countryside languishes June 4, 2021 2:40 pm By Krishna N. Das, Abhirup Roy and Rajendra Jadhav NEW DELHI/SATARA, India (Reuters) - Urban Indians are getting COVID-19 shots much faster than the hundreds of millions of people living in the countryside, government data shows, reflecting rising …
  • Indian panel says global response needed to contain more infectious virus variant June 4, 2021 9:35 am By Tanvi Mehta and Manas Mishra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The coronavirus variant first identified in India is highly infectious and can be caught by people who have already had the disease or been only partially vaccinated, a panel of Indian government …
  • Softbank eyes return to Flipkart June 4, 2021 7:07 am Good morning, Three years after SoftBank sold its stake in Flipkart for $4 billion, the two companies could be headed for a $600-700 million reunion. Also in this letter: CEO Rajeev Misra on SoftBank's India plans Interview with RS Prasad on new IT …
  • K'taka live: State reports 13,800 new cases June 4, 2021 6:00 am LIVE NOW Karnataka on Friday recorded 16,068 new Covid cases and 364 deaths. Ending the long wait and uncertainty over state board exams, the Karnataka government on Friday cancelled II PUC exams for this year while going ahead with SSLC exams in a …
  • Menstruation June 4, 2021 4:30 am If you have a daughter, inevitably, she will come to you at some point, breaking that her menstrual cycle has started. It’s unlikely that she will call it a ‘menstrual cycle’ but whatever she says, respond calmly. You can’t help freaking out within but …
  • Kharif Outlook: Farmers may opt for soyabean, groundnut instead of cotton June 3, 2021 2:36 pm “I will cultivate soyabean this year. Prices for it are ruling at over ₹7,000 a quintal and I will go for it,” says Sunil Mukhati, a farmer near Indore in Madhya Pradesh. “But it is not the case with all my co-farmers. Some of them plan to grow corn and …
  • TCPL's business integration complete, well-positioned for accelerated growth: Chandrasekaran June 3, 2021 4:21 am New Delhi: Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL) has completed the integration of its India food and beverages business and is now well-positioned for accelerated growth by putting in place the right building blocks for the future, its Chairman N …
  • Recovery rate shoots up, five Karnataka districts clock more than 92% June 3, 2021 1:50 am Express News Service BENGALURU: With the number of daily discharges of Covid-19 patients seeing an increase, the State’s recovery rate too has been improving, touching 87.47 per cent on Wednesday. Five districts - Bidar, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Yadgir and …
  • Coronavirus | Sero-prevalence in T.N. stands at 23% June 3, 2021 1:10 am Prior to the second wave of the pandemic, around 23% of Tamil Nadu’s population, excluding Chennai’s, may have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to the second sero-survey done by the Directorate of Public Health and …
  • Work to make govt hospitals world class: Dr Sudhakar June 2, 2021 6:00 pm Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], June 2 (ANI): Health and Family Welfare Department of Karnataka on Wednesday inducted 1,763 doctors and specialists newly recruited for the government hospitals across the state. Addressing the doctors virtually, Karnataka …
  • Covid diagnosis using WhatsApp: How X-ray images can help detect virus June 2, 2021 5:09 pm A new startup, based in Bengaluru has devised a new technology called XraySetu that will help India deal with the second wave of Covid-19 which is spreading in the hinterlands of the country. The AI-driven technology uses X-ray images sent via WhatsApp to …
  • Karnataka lockdown likely to be extended beyond June 7, hints Yediyurappa June 2, 2021 3:29 pm By Express News Service BENGALURU: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday hinted at extending the lockdown currently in effect in Karnataka beyond June 7.  Speaking to the media in Bengaluru, BS Yediyurappa said that Covid cases had not come under …
  • Karnataka may cut power tariff for industries to make them more competitive June 2, 2021 2:27 pm Karnataka is likely to cut power tariff for industries as it is cheaper for investors in some of the large states. It is cheaper by Rs 1-3 per unit in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh than in Karnataka. Industrial units going for open- …
  • Clear fears over material recovery facility: Kateel June 2, 2021 1:16 pm Member of Parliament Nalin Kumar Kateel on Tuesday asked officials to clear apprehensions among people on material recovery facility for processing dry waste proposed at Ulepady village of Ganjimutt Gram Panchayat in Dakshina Kannada. Speaking at a meeting …
  • Reading X-ray via WhatsApp: AI-driven 'XraySetu' helps doctors detect Covid in rural population June 2, 2021 7:51 am By Express News Service NEW DELHI: A new AI-driven platform will now help early intervention through rapid screening of COVID-19 with the help of Chest X-ray interpretation over WhatsApp for doctors who have access to X-ray machines.  XraySetu can work …
  • Live: Hotels to run till evening for parcels June 2, 2021 5:50 am LIVE NOW The Karnataka government on Wednesday backed extension of the lockdown by a week beyond June 7, amid the continuing Covid-19 spread in rural areas and the positivity and fatality rates remaining high despite an overall decline in cases. The …
  • Karnataka readies to partly unlock in 19 districts June 13, 2021 8:05 pm As the pandemic’s second wave wanes, Karnataka is reading to partly unlock from Monday in 19 districts where the test positivity rate has fallen below 5 per cent, an official said. “As announced by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on June 10 and notified by …
  • Karnataka to ease COVID restrictions from June 14, night and weekend curfew to continue June 12, 2021 7:21 pm Image Source : PTI Karnataka to ease COVID restrictions from June 14, night and weekend curfew to continue The Karnataka government on Saturday said as a part of providing relaxation from the Covid-induced restrictions in the state, all the economic and …
  • Karnataka: Over 1,120 villages are free of Covid-19 in Chikkaballapur June 12, 2021 7:28 am
  • Covid lockdown to continue in 11 Karnataka districts: CM June 10, 2021 6:59 pm The Covid-induced lockdown would continue, till June 21, in 11 districts where positivity rate continues to be high, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Thursday. “The extended lockdown will continue in districts which still have a high …
  • Set up your own 'food forests' with Hosachiguru June 7, 2021 8:36 am Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], June 7 (ANI/NewsVoir): Hosachiguru, a Bengaluru-based farm asset management startup, has launched two new managed farmland projects on the outskirts of Bengaluru to cater to the increasing interest in owning farmland and …
  • Covid-19: Four Karnataka districts have no full-fledged disease surveillance units June 5, 2021 8:43 am Express News Service BENGALURU: It has come to light that four Karnataka districts --- Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Chikkaballapur and Ramanagara --- do not have a full-fledged District Surveillance Unit (DSU). DSUs play a crucial role in every …
  • Biomedical waste increases amidst second wave, sets off warning bells June 5, 2021 3:10 am Lack of strictly monitored segregation and disposal makes it a serious pubic health issue Apart from the humanitarian crisis, an aftermath of the second wave of the pandemic has been the huge pile-up of biomedical waste generated. Experts and doctors say …
  • Work hit, KG Layout may not be ready by year-end May 28, 2021 12:30 am Express News Service BENGALURU: It is highly unlikely that the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) will be able to meet the December 2021 deadline for the completion of the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout (NPKL). Reduced workforce due to the Covid surge and …
  • Pregnant women at high risk in second Covid wave, need holistic medical support  May 26, 2021 12:22 am Express News Service BENGALURU: The second wave of Covid-19 has not spared pregnant women -- while many miscarriages have been reported among women in their first and second trimester, deaths have also gone up considerably in Karnataka, say gynaecologists …
  • Workforce crunch amid COVID-19 surge hits Kempegowda Layout completion in Bengaluru May 25, 2021 11:53 am Express News Service BENGALURU: It is highly unlikely that the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) will be able to adhere to the December 2021 deadline for completion of all basic amenities at the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout (NPKL). The reduced …
  • More oxygen concentrators for Covid-hit Karnataka districts May 20, 2021 6:23 pm With the virus spreading to rural areas in the pandemic’s second wave, 25 oxygen concentrators would be provided to Karnataka districts having more Covid cases, state Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Thursday. “We have decided to provide 25 oxygen …
  • Karnataka covid cases May 20, 2021 11:38 am Districts in Karnataka with more number of COVID-19 cases will get 25 oxygen concentrators, state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters here, the Minister said, "the State has received 800 concentrators recently which …
  • Fewer Covid tests in Karnataka raise worries May 19, 2021 11:51 pm Express News Service BENGALURU: After a sharp spiral, the number of fresh Covid-19 cases in Karnataka seems to be coming down. But are the figures hiding something? Officials in the health department seem to be under pressure from the State Government to …
  • Karnataka transport corp rolls out bus with ICU, oxygen May 19, 2021 6:59 pm The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Wednesday rolled out a hi-tech bus with an intensive care unit and oxygen to treat Covid patients on wheels. “The bus is equipped with 5 oxygenated beds, a ventilator, patient monitor system to …
  • KSRTC launches ‘ICU on wheels’ in Bengaluru May 19, 2021 9:48 am The bus is equipped with five oxygen beds, patient monitoring devices, IV line, provision for ventilator and emergency medicines.BENGALURU: To help Covid-19 patients, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Wednesday launched ‘ICU on wheels’ …
  • Five Karnataka districts announce full lockdown for four days May 18, 2021 10:58 pm By Express News Service BENGALURU: Hours after the video-conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the local administration in several districts on Tuesday decided to enforce a complete lockdown for four days in a week in an attempt to check the spread …
  • Oxygen vehicles not hospitals, good only for Golden Hour aid, say experts May 18, 2021 5:06 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Meena (name changed) had brought her father from Kanakapura to Shanthinagar looking for oxygen, but was struggling to find an ICU bed in a hospital. With his oxygen level dipping and in immediate need of medical attention, …
  • Pull up your socks to stop Covid spread: Yediyurappa tells DCs May 18, 2021 4:59 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: With the number of Covid cases on the rise in rural, semiurban and Tier II and III cities in Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday directed the district authorities to get cracking on containing the pandemic. …
  • PM Narendra Modi to interact with Deputy Commissioners of 17 districts in Karnataka May 15, 2021 11:36 pm By Express News Service BENGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will directly interact with Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of 17 districts in Karnataka, via video conference on Tuesday morning.  The administrative heads of Uttara Kannada, Hassan, Ballari, …
  • Health infra will be upgraded in districts: Sudhakar May 13, 2021 12:20 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: It is a normal phenomenon in the Covid wave that first, the surge will be witnessed in urban areas where there is a lot of movement and later, it hits rural areas and districts outside Bengaluru, said Health Minister …
  • Covid cases will now surge in rural Karnataka: Health Minister Sudhakar May 12, 2021 2:53 pm By Express News Service BENGALURU: It is a normal phenomenon observed during the pandemic that the first Covid surge will be witnessed in urban areas where there is a lot of movement and later it will spread to rural areas and districts outside Bengaluru, …
  • Bengalureans now block Covid vaccine slots in Mysuru, Kolar May 12, 2021 1:39 am Express News Service MYSURU, KOLAR: The dearth of beds and unavailability of ventilators and oxygen in Bengaluru forced several patients to look at Mysuru, Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts for hospitalisation, pressuring the local medical infrastructure …
  • No vaccine stock, Bengalureans rush to nearby districts for shot May 11, 2021 4:15 am Youngsters wait for their turn to get that precious jab, which is in short supply in BengaluruBENGALURU: With the city facing a severe shortage of vaccine supplies, more and more Bengalureans, primarily in the 18-44 age group, are now heading to nearby …
  • With markets closed, farmers are dumping flowers May 11, 2021 2:41 am Bharath T., an engineering diploma holder who quit his job to become a floriculturist, has been turning away labourers coming to his farm in J. Venkatapura, Vijayapura, near Devanahalli, to harvest marigold flowers. The yellow flowers are in full bloom on …
  • Districts fight it out as Covid-19 cases spike across Karnataka May 9, 2021 1:32 am Express News Service MYSURU: With the massive surge in Covid-19 cases, Karnataka, which has 5.49 lakh active infections, is the second-most affected state in the country after Maharashtra, where thousands are battling for life amid an acute shortage of …
  • Karnataka: Woman dies on the way to Chikkaballapur hospital May 7, 2021 5:32 am People wait for vaccination at a BBMP health centre on Thursday. More citizens are turning up for jabs.BENGALURU: A Covid-19 patient who was being shifted from Bengaluru to a hospital in Chikkaballapur died early on Thursday after her oxygen supply in the …
  • With second Covid wave, health workers face risk of burnout May 2, 2021 10:55 pm Express News Service BENGALURU: As the State is seeing an exponential jump in Covid cases, doctors and nursing staff who are overworked are under severe mental stress and worry that the quality of treatment of Covid patients would suffer if this continues. …
  • Total Covid cases cross 14-lakh in Karnataka; Lockdown helpline opened April 29, 2021 2:53 am Canada to provide Rs 60 cr to India to combat Covid With 31,830 patients testing positive in a day, total Covid cases crossed 14-lakh mark in Karnataka and active cases 3-lakh mark amid the pandemic's second wave, said the state health bulletin on …
  • Karnataka logs in 39,047 new Covid cases, 229 deaths April 28, 2021 7:42 pm As the pandemic’s second wave grips Karnataka, a record 39,047 new Covid cases were registered in a day, with 229 deaths across the state, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday. “With 39,047 new cases registered on Tuesday, the state’s Covid tally …
  • Total Covid cases cross 14-lakh in Karnataka April 27, 2021 8:05 pm With 31,830 patients testing positive in a day, total Covid cases crossed 14-lakh mark in Karnataka and active cases 3-lakh mark amid the pandemic’s second wave, said the state health bulletin on Tuesday. “A record 31,830 new Covid cases were registered on …
  • Karnataka SEC refuses to postpone local body elections despite COVID surge [details] April 27, 2021 3:43 pm Karnataka announces 15-day lockdown from tomorrow Even as Karnataka is struggling to contain the massive Covid virus spread, the State Election Commission on Monday announced that it was going ahead with elections to 266 wards of eight local bodies in …
  • Unexpected ‘Corona curfew’ drives people into panic mode April 27, 2021 2:18 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: The ‘Corona Curfew’ from Tuesday 9 pm till 6 am of May 12, announced on Monday by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, caused panic across the state with people rushing to buy provisions and stock up their homes. And thousands …
  • Karnataka: Homemaker, mason get life term for spouses’ murders April 24, 2021 5:31 am A local court in Chikkaballapur recently convicted three persons, including a homemaker, in two different murder cases, and awarded them rigorous life imprisonment with fines.BENGALURU: A local court in Chikkaballapur recently convicted three persons, …
  • Labour dept bans strike; officials file cases against staff over ‘fake news’ April 10, 2021 8:50 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: The labour department on Friday issued an order banning the strike called by the various unions of the four transport corporations, under the Industrial Disputes Act. The additional commissioner, labour department, …
  • To squeeze transport staff, Govt lets private players loose April 10, 2021 8:50 am Express News Service BENGALURU: While the transport corporation employees have gone on an indefinite strike, the State Government has taken measures to reduce inconvenience to thousands of commuters and is encouraging private players to ply vehicles on …
  • For Devikunte farmers, the grass is green on the other side April 8, 2021 10:42 am Express News Service BENGALURU: For farmers of Devikunte in Chikkaballapur district, it’s an arduous trek every day across the border into Andhra Pradesh in search of green patches for the cattle ever since a forest fire burnt the pastures near their …
  • Bail denied to 12 arrested in Chikkaballapur quarry blast case April 5, 2021 1:12 am Six men had died in the blast at Hirenagavalli villageBENGALURU: The Chikkaballapur district sessions court on Tuesday denied bail to 12 people arrested in connection with a quarry blast in which six men had died on February 23 at Hirenagavalli village. …
  • Karnataka: Haveri district tops in beer sales April 4, 2021 6:51 pm Despite the pandemic and economic slowdown, Karnataka has almost reached its target in liquor sale.HAVERI/ HUBBALLI: The prolonged closure of bars and prohibition on sales of alcoholic beverages in the immediate aftermath of the outbreak of Covid-19 in …
  • Parts of Karnataka suffer water woes March 30, 2021 2:12 pm In around 100 villages, the local authorities are tapping private borewells to supply water to residentsBENGALURU: The summer has just set in, but many parts of Karnataka are already facing drinking water shortages, which authorities are trying to solve …
  • Stone mining, crusher units can resume ops: Nirani March 29, 2021 11:57 pm By Express News Service BENGALURU: The State Government has decided to allow resumption of operations of stalled stone mining and crusher units, announced Mines and Geology Minister Murugesh R Nirani, here on Monday. The closure of these units, which was …
  • Stone mining, crusher units to resume operations: Murugesh Nirani March 29, 2021 10:19 pm Karnataka has decided to allow stone mining and crusher units to resume operations after work was suspended last month following two mishaps involving explosive materials in quarries in Chikkaballapur and Shivamogga earlier this year. Over a dozen people …
  • Highest vaccination target achieved in 60+ age group in Karnataka March 29, 2021 2:20 am Express News Service BENGALURU: As on March 27, 16,41,201 people aged over 60 of the listed 50 lakh have got the jab, making it the category with the highest vaccination target achieved. Healthcare workers stood second with 5,47,370 people of the 16 lakh …
  • Total economic value of water for World Water Day March 22, 2021 5:53 pm ‘Water is the elixir of life’ is easier said than appreciated even on World Water Day the 22 nd March. People do not value water as much as they value other commodities. If people had valued water as any other commodity, they would have treated water with …
  • Poor contact tracing may be behind Covid spurt March 16, 2021 11:24 pm Express News Service BENGALURU: While contact tracing is playing an important part in controlling the spread of Covid-19, it has been very poor in many of the districts over the last seven days, according to the state war room data. Many officials feel …
  • Steep prices smoke out LPG in rural Karnataka, villages shift back to traditional firewood March 15, 2021 4:58 am Express News Service BENGALURU : The country's first village that bid goodbye to traditional cooking fuels, like wood, and went smokeless was Vyachakurahalli from Chikkaballapur district in 2015. But in 2021, six years down the line, thousands of …
  • Karnataka has seen five post-jab fatalities March 14, 2021 8:12 am Fine Print: Officials have ruled out a link between the deaths and vaccination, saying the people had comorbiditiesBENGALURU: Twenty-seven people who took the Covid-19 vaccine experienced serious adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) between January …
  • ACB sleuths raid nine officials in Karnataka; gold, cash seized [details] March 11, 2021 5:20 am Sex workers' in Bengaluru Allegedly beaten up and assaulted by police The sleuths of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday raided the premises of nine officials in 11 districts across Karnataka for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to …
  • Sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau raid nine govt officers across 11 districts of Karnataka March 9, 2021 9:34 am Express News Service BENGALURU: In an early morning operation against alleged corrupt government officers, the Karnataka unit of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday conducted widespread raids and searches against nine government officers at 28 …
  • A climate-resilient rainfed agriculture March 6, 2021 10:48 am Written By Kritika A Gadpayle and Indu K Murthy India has been witnessing variable monsoon for the past few years. The last year was marked by surplus rain in June, deficit rain in July, and surplus rain in August and September, as reported by the Ministry …
  • Ramesh Jarkiholi sex tape: Is this Rama Rajya you wanted to usher in, HDK slams BJP March 4, 2021 10:26 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy, using the CD gate, mocked at the BJP government, saying, “You said the coalition government that I led for 14 months was a government of Rakshasas. You wanted to usher in the Ram Rajya. Is this …
  • Karnataka: Gearing up for 2023 polls, Congress announces statewide padyatra March 2, 2021 11:56 pm Setting its eyes on the 2023 Assembly elections, the Congress in Karnataka will start a Jana Dhwani padayatra (‘march for people’s voice’) in at least 100 Assembly constituencies across the state from March 3. Karnataka unit president D K Shivakumar …
  • Explosion at quarry site in Karnataka: NGT directs committee to submit report March 1, 2021 2:40 am Image Source : ANI/FILE Explosion at quarry site in Karnataka: NGT directs committee to submit report The National Green Tribunal has formed a six-member committee and directed it to submit a report in connection with a gelatin explosion at a quarry …
  • Quarry blasts: Police should be proactive, says former top cop February 28, 2021 2:32 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Explosions at stone quarries in Shivamogga and Chikkaballapur districts that claimed 14 lives have jolted the authorities out of their slumber. They have now decided to crack down on illegal sale, transportation and use of …
  • Heritage railway station buildings in Bengaluru to get make-over February 28, 2021 2:08 am With a view to renovating its station buildings to enhance their heritage value, the Bengaluru division of the South Western Railway (SWR) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a non-profit organisation. The Railway officials signed the MoU …
  • Chikkaballapur blast: Quarry engineer planned to dump gelatin sticks into fire, says lone survivor February 27, 2021 4:17 am
  • SWR and INTACH to restore heritage railway structures February 27, 2021 3:28 am Four railway structures that are over a hundred years old and in a dilapidated condition are set to be restored. The South Western Railways has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage ( …
  • Railways to restore 8 heritage stations in Karnataka February 26, 2021 5:55 pm The South Western Railway (SWR) would restore 8 heritage stations in its Bengaluru division, with the help of Intach (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), an official said on Friday. “We have signed an agreement with Intach to restore and …
  • Nandi Hills to get a ropeway soon February 26, 2021 8:52 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: Chikkaballapur district in-charge minister Dr K Sudhakar on Thursday announced plans to develop  Nandi Hills as an international tourist destination. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of his visit to the hillock, he …
  • Congress padayatra to cover 100 seats in Karnataka this year: DKS February 26, 2021 8:50 am Express News Service BENGALURU: By the end of this year, the Congress in Karnataka hopes to cover 100 constituencies as part of its padayatra campaign. KPCC President DK Shivakumar on Thursday announced the party’s long-term campaign to reach out to all …
  • Independent MLA Sharath Bachegowda extends support to Congress February 26, 2021 8:50 am Express News Service BENGALURU:  It was a terrific Thursday for the Congress in Karnataka with two popular leaders adding to its strength. Independent MLA from Hoskote Sharath Bachegowda on Thursday officially extended outside support to the Congress …
  • Karnataka govt to develop Nandi Hills as an international tourist destination: Minister February 26, 2021 5:49 am Nandi hills, a popular hill station in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka which is about an hour’s ride from Bengaluru city, will be developed as an international tourist destination, said state Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on …
  • Ropeway project on Nandi Hills of Bengaluru soon, says minister | Details inside February 25, 2021 2:58 pm By IANS February 25, 2021 20:28 IST All students of classes 9th, 10th, 11th declared pass. Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Thursday said that a cable car facility at the popular tourist spot of Nandi Hills will be a reality soon as the state …
  • Sharath to join Congress as ‘associate member’ on Thursday February 25, 2021 1:48 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: Independent MLA from Hoskote Sharath Bachegowda will formally join hands with the Congress on Thursday in the presence of KPCC President DK Shivakumar. Since there is no legal provision for an independent MLA to join any …
  • Karnataka: Six killed in blast while hiding explosives in Chikkaballapur forest February 24, 2021 11:58 am
  • Chikkaballapur blast February 24, 2021 11:56 am Health minister K Sudhakar visited the explosion site & interacted with local officials and residents on Tuesday morning.BENGALURU: Six persons were killed and one sustained serious injuries when a mini truck carrying gelatin sticks exploded Tuesday …
  • Siddaramaiah demands judicial probe into Chikkaballapur gelatin blast February 24, 2021 9:51 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: Launching a a scathing attack on the BS Yediyurappa-led BJP government in the state, Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah demanded a judicial inquiry into the Chikkaballapur gelatin blast incident that killed …
  • Chikkaballapur blast: FIR against quarry owners February 24, 2021 8:47 am The blast occurred around 1.30am near Hirenagavalli village, Chikkaballapur taluk, on Tuesday. Health minister K Sudhakar and home minister Basavaraj Bommai visited the site and promised strict action against those responsibleCHIKKABALLAPUR: Hours after …
  • Chikkaballapur incident explosives were stored before Shivamogga blast, says Karnataka Minister February 23, 2021 10:27 am By ANI CHIKKABALLAPUR: Karnataka Mines and Geology Minister Murugesh Nirani on Tuesday said that the explosives in the Chikkaballapur incident were stored before the Shivamogga blast. "I have learnt from officials that explosives were stored before …
  • Breaking: Six dead as gelatin sticks explode in Karnataka's Chikkaballapur February 23, 2021 6:19 am Lathi war in UP's Baghpat; clash breaks out between shopkeepers At least six persons died and one sustained injuries after a bunch of gelatin sticks exploded. The blast occurred in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka.  The blast occurred in a …
  • 90L roses flown from B’luru airport for V-Day February 14, 2021 8:08 pm A whopping 90 lakh roses weighing 2.73 lakh kg were flown from Bengaluru to 41 overseas and domestic destinations by air to celebrate the Valentine’s Day, said the airport operator on Sunday. “Around 6.4 million (64 lakh) rose stems weighing 1.7 lakh kg …
  • Karnataka to promote exports of rose onion January 22, 2021 7:57 pm The Karnataka government has identified Chikkaballapur, Kolar and Bangalore (Rural) districts as rose onion clusters for encouraging their exports under the Agriculture Export Policy (AEP) of the Centre through various interventions. Four farmer producer …
  • Covid vaccine: 22 suffer side-effects in Bengaluru West Zone January 22, 2021 5:35 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: In all, 22 adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) were reported after beneficiaries took the Covid vaccine in BBMP West Zone on Thursday. This is the highest number of AEFIs reported from any zone, or all zones put …
  • Day 4: Karnataka ranks first in vaccine drive January 20, 2021 6:04 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: Since the vaccine drive began on Saturday, Karnataka has immunised the maximum number of beneficiaries compared to other states. It topped the list with 80,686 people taking the jab in four days, followed by Telangana (69 …
  • Pre-budget meet with FM: Karnataka seeks more funds to support Bengaluru’s infrastructure January 19, 2021 4:44 am Karnataka has sought more funds from the Centre for investments in Bengaluru’s infrastructure projects such as metro rail, sub-urban rail, road transport etc. Bengaluru is one of the largest contributors to India's economy. The city requires huge …
  • Annual Karnataka bird festival 'Hakki Habba' begins January 5, 2021 5:56 am Express News Service BENGALURU: The much awaited three-day long bird festival, popularly known as Hakki Habba, kick-started on Tuesday at the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (BRT) Tiger Reserve. The festival's aim is not just to showcase the birds but to …
  • 2 lakes to be rejuvenated to meet Chikkaballapur’s water needs August 28, 2020 7:48 pm Bengaluru, Aug 28 (IANS) In an endeavour to provide clean drinking water to the people of Karnataka’s Chikkaballapur, district incharge Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday said two lakes in Manchanabele will be filled with water from either HN Valley or …
  • ‘K’taka aiming for water sharing deal with AP for Chikkaballapur’ August 7, 2020 12:15 pm Share00 Bengaluru, Aug 7 (IANS) Karnataka government is considering to work out a water sharing agreement with Andhra Pradesh to mitigate water scarcity in bordering areas of Chikkaballapur district, said Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar on …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: 32-year-old tests positive in Karnataka's Chikkaballapur dist March 21, 2020 7:46 am
  • Karnataka bypolls: Hoskote, Chikkaballapur score big on voter turnout, beat others December 6, 2019 2:14 am By Express News Service CHIKKABALLAPUR: Hoskote assembly constituency recorded the highest polling percentage on Thursday 90.44%, with Chikkaballapur coming close behind with 86.19%. Voters stood in long queues before getting to cast their franchise. These …
  • JD(S) replaces its candidate for Chikkaballapur November 19, 2019 5:07 pm
  • Senior Cong ministers should quit, make way for young MLAs: Dr. K. Sudhakar, MLA (Cong), Chikkaballapur June 16, 2019 6:32 pm BLURB: The Legislative Council (Upper House) is a white elephant, and i don’t know how it is benefiting our State. They can play an advisory role and provide inputs to the Assembly, but why representation in the Cabinet? Second-time Congress MLA Dr.K. …
  • Moily uses Imran Khan's 'better chance of peace' remark to target Modi in Chikkaballapur April 14, 2019 8:42 am Chikkaballapur: There are no clear favourites this time in the high-profile constituency of Chikkaballpur that has sent former Karnataka chief minister Veerappa Moily to Parliament twice and has never disappointed the Congress barring once during the …
  • Won’t settle for anything else: Chikkaballapur MLA Dr K Sudhakar January 10, 2019 4:29 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Trouble awaits Congress in the form of Chikkaballapur MLA Dr Sudhakar who is fuming over losing the post of Pollution Control Board Chairman. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday cleared the appointments to all boards …
  • Four Bengaluru residents drown in Chikkaballapur Srinivasa Sandra lake April 26, 2018 12:12 am Image for representational purpose only. CHIKBALLAPUR: Four people, including two girls, drowned in Srinivasa Sandra lake of Chikkaballapur on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased have been identified as Saba (12), Uthira (12), Sadh (8) and driver Asif (24). …
  • Rahul Gandhi to visit Chikkaballapur on April 7: MLA April 4, 2018 9:46 am DH News Service, Chikkaballapur Apr 4 2018, 14:34 IST AICC President Rahul Gandhi will visit Chikkaballapur and take party in the Janashirvada Yatre on Saturday, April 7, said MLA Dr K Sudhakar. Addressing the media on Wednesday, that the AICC chief would …
  • Chikkaballapur turns festive for its 10th birthday January 31, 2018 10:07 am DH News Service, Chikkaballapur Jan 31 2018, 15:28 IST As Chikkaballapur completes 10 years as a separate district, the district administration has planned a three-day gala celebration of the event from February 2, in the Sir M V district grounds, …
  • RSS takes out two flag marches in Chikkaballapur January 7, 2018 12:01 pm DH News Service, Chikkaballapur, Jan 7 2018, 17:23 IST RSS volunteers staged two flag marches originating at two separate places in Chikkaballpur. Representational Image The state-level convention of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) was held in …
  • Biting cold in Chikkaballapur claims infant's life December 30, 2017 10:05 am DH News Service, Chikkaballapur, Dec 30 2017, 14:47 IST The family members and relatives grieve the death of 1-year-old Bhanu, who reportedly died due to freezing cold, at a makeshift tent near Kandavara on the outskirts of Chikkaballapur on Saturday. A …
  • Brief tension reigns in Chikkaballapur over lake water issue December 20, 2017 8:39 am DH News Service, Chikkaballapur Dec 20 2017, 12:31 IST Tension reigned temporarily and shops were forced shut down briefly in Chikkaballapur city on Wednesday, when environmentalists called for a 'bundh' and another group opposed it clashed. Th …
  • ACB raids in Mangaluru and Chikkaballapur December 13, 2017 9:43 am DH News Service, Mangaluru, Chikkaballapur Dec 13 2017, 14:48 IST Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths raided the houses and offices of two government officials on Wednesday and seized documents pertaining to their properties. In the first incident, ACB …
  • Bangalore's treated waste water to revive 44 Chikkaballapur tanks September 14, 2017 5:59 am Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is scheduled to commission a big-ticket project on September 18 at Chikkaballapur, 50 km from Bengaluru, which will use the water flowing out of the city to strengthen the water table in the neighbouring district. The `943-crore …
  • Community cancer aid initiative in Chikkaballapur district August 27, 2017 8:05 am Though incidences of cancer has been on the rise, especially among the rural masses; lack of insufficient insurance schemes, awareness, and access to good hospitals, has left them deprived of contemporary treatment options. Ironically, 60 per cent of …
  • 3 STPs to meet water needs of Kolar and Chikkaballapur July 20, 2017 7:38 am BENGALURU: Ending the long delay in implementation of the project to carry treated sewage water of Bengaluru to fill the irrigation tanks in neighbouring districts, the state cabinet on Wednesday cleared the decks for work to start on three sewage …
  • Miffed Sudhakar to resign as Chikkaballapur MLA July 6, 2017 9:40 pm DH News Service, Bengaluru, Jul 7 2017, 1:20 IST The Congress MLA from Chikkaballapur K Sudhakar on Thursday night announced that he would resign as MLA on Friday. Earlier in the day, Sudhakar had reportedly threatened the state Congress leaders that he …
  • Police Denies HD Deve Gowda Event Blocked Ambulance In Karnataka's Chikkaballapur June 28, 2017 2:14 pm Chikballapur:  Days after two Karnataka policemen earned widespread applause for halting President Pranab Mukherjee's convoy to allow an ambulance to pass in Bengaluru, a similar situation in nearby Chikkaballapura on Tuesday played out a little …
  • Starved of water, Chikkaballapur pins hopes on Hebbal STP June 26, 2017 2:19 am CHIKKABALLAPUR: Spread over 330 acre, Kandavara Kere was once the largest lake in Chikkaballapur taluk. The last time residents saw the lake overflow was over 22 years ago. Teeming with weeds, Kandavara Kere now paints a sorry picture. However, it will be …
  • Heavy rain pounds Chikkaballapur, Mandya May 20, 2017 8:34 pm Chikkaballapur/Mandya, DH News Service, May 21 2017, 1:42 IST Strong winds uprooted a tree on the premises of the city municipal council office in Chikkaballapur on Saturday. DH photo Heavy rain coupled with gusty wins lashed Chikkaballapur on Saturday …
  • DAC road races in Gadag, Chikkaballapur May 19, 2017 9:33 pm DH News Service, Bengaluru, May 20 2017, 2:36 IST The annual KA Nettakallappa Memorial Road Races, sponsored by Deccan Herald and Prajavani and organised by the Deccan Athletic Club, will be held in Gadag and Chikkaballapur this year. Gadag will host the …
  • Jaitley coming to draw up plans to net Bengaluru Rural, Chikkaballapur April 6, 2017 1:04 am BENGALURU: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had made a clean sweep of all the three Lok Sabha constituencies in Bengaluru -Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bengaluru Central- in 2014 Lok Sabha polls has already started preparations for the 2019 Lok …
  • 280 star tortoises rescued from Chikkaballapur January 30, 2017 3:31 pm
  • Pioneers thump Cardinals June 15, 2021 2:51 am The Butternut/Mercer High School softball team breezed to a 16-1 victory over the visiting South Shore Cardinals on Monday, June 7. South Shore scored in the top of the first on a walk and single. That was all the Cardinals could muster as Jersey …
  • As Covid curbs ease, it’s freewheeling in various Karnataka districts June 14, 2021 11:47 pm Express News Service On the day Karnataka eased restrictions in 19 districts, with Covid-19 cases showing a declining trend, rain forced people indoors in many places while in some districts, the local administration ensured that the curbs continued to be …
  • Lockdown turned these teachers into organic farmers June 14, 2021 3:46 am Covid has disrupted the classroom. So schools are doing all they can to ensure work, sustenance for staff. And what better way than an organic farm School campuses have fallen silent due to covid. No one thought the “silence please” request from teachers …
  • Bobby Zlamal fires dig at Rangers over Kudela racism and refuses apology chance June 13, 2021 10:49 pm Bobby Zlamal has shown more support for Czech defender Ondrej Kudela following his ban for racism - before appearing to aim a dig at Rangers. The former Hearts goalkeeper recently accused Rangers of using the racist incident as a way to 'cover up their …
  • Iowa State riding the tight end train June 13, 2021 9:11 pm AMES — The tight ends' rise in popularity, usage and versatility in football has been one of the larger developments on the offensive side of the football in the last decade. Gone are the Jimmy Kleinsasser types and in have come the Travis Kelce, …
  • Karnataka readies to partly unlock in 19 districts June 13, 2021 8:05 pm As the pandemic’s second wave wanes, Karnataka is reading to partly unlock from Monday in 19 districts where the test positivity rate has fallen below 5 per cent, an official said. “As announced by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on June 10 and notified by …
  • 'Grease' opens at the Andria Theatre in downtown Alexandria June 16 June 13, 2021 5:45 pm These are items Holly Wallerich can more than likely find in the “props tunnel” or other storage areas in the basement of the Andria Theatre. Wallerich has been in charge of props for many productions at the downtown Alexandria theater and currently, she …
  • Euro 2020: Czech Republic boss feels home fans will give Scotland the edge June 13, 2021 3:44 pm Czech Republic head coach Jaroslav Silhavy believes a hungry Hampden crowd will give Scotland the advantage in their Euro 2020 opener. About 12,000 fans will be admitted on Monday afternoon as Scotland supporters return to the stadium for the first time …
  • Bhopal women group’s unique initiative to protect environment June 13, 2021 10:26 am A women’s group in Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal has started a unique initiative to promote environmental protection by planting saplings and growing plants. This women’s group comprises of wives of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers in Bhopal …
  • Host of hurdles on road to unlock ahead of Covid third wave June 13, 2021 1:22 am Express News Service The unlocking in a phased manner from June 14 may be the preferred way to gradually get back to normal living. But it has thrown up major challenges to keeping focus on the larger objective - that of avoiding a deadlier third wave of …
  • Karnataka to ease COVID restrictions from June 14, night and weekend curfew to continue June 12, 2021 7:21 pm Image Source : PTI Karnataka to ease COVID restrictions from June 14, night and weekend curfew to continue The Karnataka government on Saturday said as a part of providing relaxation from the Covid-induced restrictions in the state, all the economic and …
  • The Latest: Lukaku delivers message to Eriksen at Euro 2020 June 12, 2021 6:23 pm The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Romelu Lukaku delivered a heartfelt message to Denmark player Christian Eriksen after scoring the first goal in Belgium’s 3-0 victory over Russia at the European Championship. Lukaku swiveled to shoot into …
  • The Latest: Lukaku delivers message to Eriksen at Euro 2020 June 12, 2021 5:09 pm The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Romelu Lukaku delivered a heartfelt message to Denmark player Christian Eriksen after scoring the first goal in Belgium’s 3-0 victory over Russia at the European Championship. Lukaku swiveled to shoot into …
  • The Latest: Lukaku delivers message to Eriksen at Euro 2020 June 12, 2021 5:02 pm Romelu Lukaku delivered a heartfelt message to Denmark player Christian Eriksen after scoring the first goal in Belgium’s 3-0 victory over Russia at the European Championship. Lukaku swiveled to shoot into the bottom corner in the 10th minute and then …
  • The Latest: Lukaku delivers message to Eriksen at Euro 2020 June 12, 2021 8:17 am Wales' Gareth Bale during a team training session at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, Friday, June 11, 2021 the day before the Euro 2020 soccer championship group A match between Wales and Switzerland. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) The …
  • Covid lockdown to continue in 11 Karnataka districts: CM June 10, 2021 6:59 pm The Covid-induced lockdown would continue, till June 21, in 11 districts where positivity rate continues to be high, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Thursday. “The extended lockdown will continue in districts which still have a high …
  • 2020-21 Newsday All-Long Island Senior Athletes June 10, 2021 11:01 am These 2021 high school seniors have received Newsday First Team All-Long Island status; no second-team athletes are listed. No names are listed for two sports, girls gymnastics and girls fencing, because there were either no seniors selected or Newsday did …
  • No one buys flowers anymore, rue growers in Bengaluru June 10, 2021 1:40 am Express News Service BENGALURU: It has been a year of ruin for vendors of K R Market -- Asia’s biggest market -- which has been closed for 238 days, ever since the first lockdown was announced in March 2020. The closure, coupled with repair work undertaken …
  • BSY lauds Anganwadi workers, says their role vital in next Covid wave June 10, 2021 1:38 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday appreciated Anganwadi workers for their role in combating Covid-19 at the grassroots level.During the video conference with Anganwadi workers from different parts of the state, …
  • Father-son teams dominate dynamic ALS fishing tournament June 8, 2021 6:05 pm DULUTH -- Father-and-son fishing teams took first place in both the bass and walleye divisions of last weekend’s 26th annual Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament held on Island Lake near Duluth as well as virtually across the country. Brian Johnson and his …
  • Honda India Foundation sets up COVID care isolation centres in Haryana, Rajasthan June 7, 2021 9:15 am Honda India Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of all Honda group companies in India, on Monday said it has set up COVID care isolation centres in Haryana and Rajasthan. With a focus on medical support and care for patients, especially in …
  • Korean War veterans honored, remembered in Plover June 7, 2021 1:22 am PLOVER, Wis. (WAOW)-- The village of Plover honored Korean War veterans with a ceremony Sunday. It took place at Worzella Park, which has monuments dedicated to veterans of the war. Though a cease-fire was ordered in 1953, the Korean War is technically …
  • For first time, King Cobra documented in Himachal June 6, 2021 6:21 am HIMACHAL PRADESH Forest and Wildlife department on Saturday claimed to have documented, for the first time, the world’s longest venom snake, King Cobra (ophiophagus hannah), in the state. The elapid endemic, which has a wide distribution in Southeast Asia, …
  • WATCH NOW- Volunteers place flags at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery for Memorial Day June 6, 2021 4:46 am Harrison Ackley of Raymond salutes after placing a flag at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery. He was among volunteers placing flags in preparation for Memorial Day Erin Jelinski, 9, of Burlington, and her mother Nicolle Jelinski, place flags at Southern …
  • ALS Fishing Tournament Returns to Island Lake June 6, 2021 4:38 am DULUTH, Minn.– Hundreds of anglers returned to the waters of Island Lake this morning for the 26th annual Kolar Fishing Tournament. More than 200 anglers were trying to reel in the biggest walleyes and bass of the day in teams or as individuals. All …
  • 250-year-old peepal tree crashes in Kolar June 6, 2021 3:32 am A 250-year-old peepal tree in Gandhinagar of Kolar town with which locals shared an organic bond came crashing down on Thursday.KOLAR: A 250-year-old peepal tree in Gandhinagar of Kolar town with which locals shared an organic bond came crashing down on …
  • Kolar 26th ALS Fishing Tournament kicks off at Island Lake June 6, 2021 12:32 am Updated DULUTH, MN -- Anglers hit Minnesota lakes Saturday for the 26th ALS Fishing Tournament. Island Lake was filled with friends and families hoping to catch the best of the best. Last year, the pandemic changed what the tournament looked like; the …
  • Southwest monsoon enters Karnataka, rains in Bengaluru June 5, 2021 8:14 pm Karnataka sets 24-hr deadline for Cipla, Jubilant to supply Remdesivir The much-awaited southwest monsoon entered has Karnataka with moderate rains in Bengaluru, an official said on Friday. "The monsoon entered Karnataka with moderate rains and gusty …
  • Hrbek, Participants Return as Kolar Fishing Tournament Preps for 26th Year June 5, 2021 6:14 am DULUTH, Minn.– Saturday, the 26th annual Kolar Fishing Tournament will take place on Island Lake in Duluth with proceeds going to help those with ALS. Organizers, along with one Twins legend are excited to see the event return. Saturday morning, boats will …
  • Karnataka: PT instructor to mango plucker within a month due to lockdown June 5, 2021 5:13 am A graduate who received an honorary doctorate for his achievements in folk arts, Narasimha is currently out of work as the school is closed for the lockdown, and receives only part of his salary.KOLAR: Plucking mangoes in groves near his village, Narasimha …
  • Biomedical waste increases amidst second wave, sets off warning bells June 5, 2021 3:10 am Lack of strictly monitored segregation and disposal makes it a serious pubic health issue Apart from the humanitarian crisis, an aftermath of the second wave of the pandemic has been the huge pile-up of biomedical waste generated. Experts and doctors say …
  • 24 children orphaned due to Covid in Karnataka, says govt June 5, 2021 1:07 am Express News Service BENGALURU: The number of children orphaned in the state, after losing both their parents to Covid-19, has gone up to 24 from 18. Raichur district has the maximum number of such children (4). As on May 31, there were 18 Covid orphans in …
  • BEML share rises over 4% after firm starts making oxygen units June 4, 2021 8:15 am BEML stock touched an intraday high of Rs 1,359.9, rising 4.23% against previous close of Rs 1,304.65 on BSE BEML  share rose over 4% today after the state-run firm started manufacturing oxygen generation units at its KGF complex in Kolar in Karnataka. …
  • Bharat Biotech bypasses red tape, gets KSPCB nod for Covaxin production June 4, 2021 1:29 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Bharat Biotech on Thursday got approval from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to start production of Covaxin at the existing Bharat Biovet unit in Malur, near Bengaluru. But it was not without Bharat …
  • Thief lurking in covid ward strikes as man lay dying June 3, 2021 3:21 am Family says someone used his phone to put Rs 42,595 into unknown accounts A family reeling under the shock of a loved one’s death was dealt another blow as they discovered that someone had stolen a good sum of money from the deceased. The patient had died …
  • Surgent Enters Securities Education Vertical With Introduction Of 'SIE Review' Exam Prep Course June 2, 2021 5:43 pm RADNOR, Pa., June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgent, a KnowFully Learning Group company and leader in professional education for accounting, finance and tax professionals, today announced its expansion into the securities education market with the …
  • Thanks to Whitefield volunteers, govt hospital staff in Bengaluru get tea and coffee 24x7 June 2, 2021 10:26 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Volunteers in Whitefield have offered a novel kind of support for medical staff in five government hospitals spread across the city – vending machines to ensure round-the-clock free supply of tea and coffee for doctors, …
  • South Jersey real estate transactions for June 1, 2021 June 1, 2021 1:30 pm Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth and Salem counties for June 1, 2021. Look for Central Jersey real estate transactions on realestate.nj.com on Wednesday, June 2, and North Jersey transactions on Thursday, June 3. Information …