Bengaluru, Karnataka News Highlights: After two years of Covid-19 restrictions, the grand finale of Mysuru Dasara festivities is all set to start on Wednesday evening. According to the local authorities, at least five lakh people are expected to witness the procession which is expected to start at 5 pm. About 47 tableaus from across Karnataka and other states will be part of the procession. Elephants, horses and other cultural troupes will be part of the procession.
Meanwhile, Karnataka on Tuesday reported 123 cases and one death, taking the cumulative infection and fatalities to 40,65,223 and 40,224 respectively, said the Health Department said. The day saw also 178 people being discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 40,22,200 to date, according to a bulletin. Active cases stood at 2,737, the bulletin said.
In other news, the sale of liquor has been banned in parts of Bengaluru on October 5 on account of Dasara processions that are being organized in these regions, the Bengaluru police commissioner has declared in a series of orders issued on Monday. Five-star hotels and clubs are exempted from the ban order on October 5.