After Pune, it is now the turn of Bengaluru to go in for a fresh round of complete lockdown. The city would be shut down for a week between July 14 and July 22, in a bid to contain the rapid spread of the novel Coronavirus that has made Karnataka the fastest-growing state in the country right now. Bengaluru had been experimenting with lockdowns during the weekends earlier as well. But there has been no respite in the growing number of infections in the state. On Saturday, the state reported close to 2,800 new cases and overtook Uttar Pradesh to become the state with the fifth-highest caseload in the country. Karnataka has so far seen 36,216 people getting infected with the virus. Only Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have more infections.
Data provided by analytics platform Sensor Tower show that between June 29 and July 8 ShareChat downloads increased by 257 per cent, whereas Roposo downloads grew 87 per cent.
Singh’s family has alleged apathy by police as well as “negligence” by Aruna Asaf Ali hospital in Civil Lines, where he was first rushed with stab wounds and discharged hours later.
While cab-aggregator firms are finding it increasingly difficult to stay afloat, poor demand, rising diesel prices, ambiguity in rules and regulations coupled with high commissions have become major deterrents for the drivers wishing to return to the business.
This was the second 1,000-plus increase in daily cases in as many days — the statewide count rose to 27,109 — while the toll rose to 880 after the sixth straight day of more than 20 fatalities.
The victim, who is a resident of Wadgaon Dhayari area of Pune, has lodged an FIR in this case at Cyber police station on Friday.
The woman, who was married in November 2019 to a man in Patiala, said in a petition filed last week, that she was tortured by her husband who used to make “objectionable demands” from her.
Vipul Mittra directed the labour commissioner to check construction sites of PSP Projects and other major sites in Ahmedabad to ensure that necessary safety precautions in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak are being taken.
In a statement, the state Information Department said Additional Chief Secretary Sanjay Bhoosreddy will head the team, while Additional Director General of Police Hariram Sharma and DIG Ravindra Gaud will be part of it.
The Tamil Nadu branch of CB-CID had asked the singer to take down her video, claiming that the incidents she narrated were "falsely exaggerated" and that they were "not backed up by any proof".
Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar said hoarding, illegal purchase and sale of oxygen cylinders was a crime and warned those indulging in the offence would be booked under the Explosive Act as well as the Disaster Management Act.
Lockdown restrictions will be in place from 8 pm July 14 (Tuesday) till 5 am on July 22, chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced
The cobra was rescued from the Narasipuram village in Thondamuthur, Coimbatore, by the Forest Department. The snake was later released to the Siruvani forest area.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal wrote to PM Modi, while Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami wrote to HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, and requested the Centre to grant "freedom to states to work out their own assessment methods, without compromising on the quality and academic credibility”.