Bengaluru News Highlights: The Congress party will be holding a massive rally on Monday to demand the implementation of Mahadayi project in the state. Earlier on December 29, highlighting that the Kalasa-Banduri project is being delayed for the past several decades, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai announced its implementation in a bid to boost the electoral prospects of the BJP in the Kittur Karnataka region. The Kalasa-Banduri Project, a dam, has been designed to divert water from the Mhadei basin to the deficit basin of the Mala-prabha river.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, in the meantime, on Sunday, dismissed the speculations of a merger between Karnataka’s popular milk and dairy products brand ‘Nandini’ and Anand Milk Union Ltd (Amul) of Gujarat. He said that the Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah’s statement in Karnataka’s Mandya for pushing “cooperation” between the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) and the Anand Milk Union Limited (Amul) in Gujarat was being misinterpreted. The statement made by Shah on Friday had not gone down well with the citizens and the Opposition to save the brand ‘Nandini’.
In other news, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar Saturday announced that travellers from high-risk countries like China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand will be quarantined for seven days from the date of arrival. The health department informed that Karnataka is reporting about 30 to 40 cases daily and the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) has been around 0.59 per cent to 0.7 per cent for the last five months.