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  • newK'taka: Despite Covid surge, only 5% hosp beds occupied
    Occupancy of Covid-19 hospital beds in Karnataka jumped from 3% on Monday to 5. 3% on Tuesday, a day when more than 41,000 cases were re ported across the state.
    - 4 hours ago 19 Jan 22, 11:57am -
  • newCovid cases to peak at 35,000 in B'luru next week
    The third wave is likely to peak next week — by January 25 — in Bengaluru, with daily fresh infections touching 35,000 cases, BBMP officials told chief minister Basavaraj Bommai during a Covid-19 review meeting on Monday.
    - 4 hours ago 19 Jan 22, 11:51am -
  • newKarnataka invites Elon Musk to set up Tesla plant
    Karnataka has joined other states in trying to attract electric major Tesla by extending an invitation to its billionaire-founder and CEO Elon Musk. “With over 400 R&D centres, 45+ EV (electric vehicle) startups & an EV cluster near Bengaluru, Karnataka has emerged as the EV hub of India.
    - 1 hour ago 19 Jan 22, 9:23am -
  • new2 cops, 2 peddlers held with ganja near Bommai’s house
    Two police constables on bandobust duty at the chief minister’s residence in RT Nagar and two suspected drug peddlers, all allegedly in possession of narcotic substances, were arrested last week. The quartet was nabbed on January 13 night near the CM’s house.
    - 1 hour ago 19 Jan 22, 9:22am -
  • newB'luru: 2 planes fly close, mid-air collision averted
    People onboard two IndiGo flights had a miraculous escape when the aircraft were cleared to take off simultaneously in the same direction from the Kempegowda International Airport's parallel runways on January 7.
    - 1 hour ago 19 Jan 22, 9:17am -
  • newKarnataka: Seer held for statement on mosque
    A seer was arrested on Tuesday for his alleged statement demanding demolition of a historic mosque at Srirangapatna on the lines of Babri masjid and construction of a Hanuman temple there, police said.
    - 3 hours ago 19 Jan 22, 4:43am -
  • new41,457 new Covid-19 cases in Karnataka
    Active cases in Karnataka crossed 2.5 lakh on Tuesday as the State registered yet another spike logging 41,457 new cases of Covid-19, and 20 fatalities, taking the tally to 32,88,700 and the death toll to 38,465.
    - 6 hours ago 19 Jan 22, 2:21am -
  • newHome testing kits: Many Covid cases go off BBMP radar
    ​​Sowmya Rao, a chef at a restaurant, took a home-safe kit Covid-19 test on January 15, and found she was carrying the virus. “As a responsible citizen I isolated myself. But there is no mechanism in place for the BBMP to follow up on me. This is upsetting,” Rao said.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 12:37pm -
  • newHalting non-Covid care can cause huge damage: Doctors
    ​​“Fearing they would contract Covid, even those requiring care will shy away from hospitals. This was the trend in the previous waves too,” PHANA members said.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 12:31pm -
  • newGulf carriers offer free date change if flyers test Covid +ve
    Not anymore. Carriers to the Gulf are offering a one-time free date change option to passengers who test positive in an RT-PCR test. This waiver of date change fee is applicable only for rescheduling, not cancellation.
    - 20 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 12:15pm -
  • newK'taka: Baby vax deaths probe shows nurse breach in SOPs
    An investigation to find out what lapses had led to the death of three children after they were administered measles-rubella vaccines has found out that vials of vaccine were stored in a hotel refrigerator by an auxiliary nurse, who did not put these back in the mandatory cold storage
    - 22 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 9:46am -
  • newBengaluru: Man loses over Rs 2.2 crore in crypto con
    A 30-year-old man from Jayanagar lost over Rs 2.2 crore to a man who lured him to invest in real estate and cryptocurrency business. Jayanagar police registered a cheating case against the suspect, Santosh TS, based on a complaint filed by the victim, Dhanraj S, on January 14.
    - 23 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 9:23am -
  • newBengaluru: Pandemic fuels dip in takers for auto permits
    With the demand for autorickshaw rides falling after Covid-19 struck and work-from-home arrangements began, there are very few takers for new auto permits in the city. In 2018-19, the transport department decided to issue 30,000 new auto permits in Bengaluru by 2023.
    - 23 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 9:23am -
  • newBengaluru: Man gifts tenant innerwear, lands in soup
    A 42-year-old schoolteacher alleged that her landlord gifted her innerwear on her birthday and demanded that she put them on and show him.
    - 23 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 9:22am -
  • newMan’s passion for maths shows in brain-teaser calendars
    This superintendent in Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST), Bengaluru zone is fondly called the ‘Math Man’ by his colleagues. D Kumaresh, 57, weaves magic out of numbers and creates a calendar every new year. His pictorially informative calendar for 2022 is the 30th in a row.
    - 23 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 9:22am -
  • new2.1L Covid cases reported in Karnataka till January 17
    The number of children under the age of 10 getting infected by Covid-19 has increased sharply this month with just 16 days reporting 15 times more cases than the whole of December.
    - 23 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 9:19am -
  • newCall on easing weekend curbs after Fri review: K'taka govt
    With experts suggesting that the third wave in Karnataka could peak by January 25 and then start its downward journey, the Karnataka government on Monday said it was in favour of relaxing weekend curfew if the forecast comes true by month-end.
    - 23 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 9:15am -
  • Indian Gaur gives birth at biological park
    The park’s director HJ Bhandary said the calf was born to Bahubali and Anushka, residents of the park. The mother Gaur and the calf are doing fine. In 2020, Anuskha had given birth to Parul, he said.
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 22, 4:17am -
  • Covid cases may rise to 2k/day in Dharwad, warn experts
    The sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in Dharwad district has been a cause of concern for residents and the authorities, as the district which was recording a positivity rate of 0.1% to 0.3% till January 5, is recording a rise in the rate, in the last 10 days.
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 22, 9:38am -
  • Drastic rise in Covid cases detected at Mangaluru airport
    The number of positive cases detected through rapid RT-PCR testing at the Mangaluru International Airport (MIA), have almost doubled in the last 45 days.The health department has noticed the number of positive cases at MIA has increased after December.
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 22, 9:36am -

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