Karnataka Highlights: The Indian Coast Guard on Saturday rescued seven fishermen after a fire engulfed their fishing boat near Karwar in Karnataka. The fire was caused due to a short circuit in the boat’s wheelhouse, the Coast Guard said.
The Karnataka government is likely to hand over investigations into the “illegal activities” of a 25-year-old computer hacker, who was arrested in a drugs case last year, to the police’s Criminal Investigation Department in the wake of political heat from the Opposition on his alleged crypto currency transactions linked to “influential politicians”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kedarnath visit was lauded by former PM H D Deve Gowda. On Saturay, Gowda congratulated PM Modifor his ‘dedication’ to transform Kedarnath after the unveiling of Adi Shankaracharya’s statue.
Karnataka on Saturday reported 224 new Covid-19 cases along with 317 recoveries and 5 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total Covid-19 cases in the state stand at 29,89,713 while total recoveries stand at 29,43,487. The death toll has increased to 38,107 while there are 8090 active cases in Karnataka.