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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus September 14 Highlights: Soldier arrested with AK-47 live bullet at Belagavi airport

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News September 14 Highlights: The police said the soldier was found carrying the live bullet and fired cartridge case during the frisking by Karnataka State Industrial Security Force (KSISF) men at the airport.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: September 15, 2020 8:31:52 am
The soldier was handed over to the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre (MLIRC) station headquarters in the district for further investigation. (Representational)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News September 14 Highlights: The Belagavi police in North Karnataka arrested a soldier and seized a live bullet of AK 47 rifle and a fired cartridge case of Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) fired empty case at Sambra airport in the district on Sunday.

The arrested has been identified as Nayak Subedar Arun Maruti Bhosle. The soldier was handed over to the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre (MLIRC) station headquarters in the district for further investigation.

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According to police, the soldier was on his way to Jammu and Kashmir to report for duty after completing his leave in his native village in the district. The police said the soldier was found carrying the live bullet and fired cartridge case during the frisking by Karnataka State Industrial Security Force (KSISF) men at the airport.

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18:20 (IST)14 Sep 2020
IMA scam: Karnataka govt sanctions CBI to prosecute 5 police officers, 2 IPS officers included

As the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe related to the multi-crore I Monetary Advisory (IMA) scam is still underway, the Karnataka government has sanctioned the prosecution of five police officers including two Indian Police Service (IPS) officers.

The list includes the incumbent Inspector-General of Police (IGP) & Additional Commissioner of Police (Administration) of Bengaluru Hemant Nimbalkar — who then served as the IGP of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Economic Offences Division (EOD), Ajay Hilori (then Deputy Commissioner of Police - Bengaluru (East), E B Sridhar (then DCP, CID in EOD), M Ramesh (then Commercial Street Police Inspector) and P Gowrishankar (then Sub-Inspector of Commerical Street police station).

While Nimbalkar is a senior officer of the 1998 batch, Hilori is from the 2008 batch, both from the Karnataka cadre.

17:24 (IST)14 Sep 2020
Ragini Dwivedi remanded to judicial custody for 14 days

Kannada film actress Ragini Dwivedi has been remanded to judicial custody till September 28, Sandeep Patil, joint commissioner of Police (Crime) said on Monday.

According to Patil, as per an order passed by the First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) court in Bengaluru on Monday, Ragini will be taken to the Parappana Agrahara central prison by today evening.

Ragini was arrested by Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) police in connection with a drug peddling case involving Kannada film actors.

16:46 (IST)14 Sep 2020
Karnataka: Bengaluru hotels limping back to normalcy, turn to ‘cloud kitchen’ model for survival

Even though the Karnataka government has allowed calibrated reopening of services in hospitality sector from September, the hotel and restaurant industry in the state continues to be in dire straits. However, a gradual uptick in daily business has been observed in recent days even as hoteliers take to the ‘cloud kitchen’ model to keep their business running.

Staff shortage, inability to pay salaries to retained employees, paying electricity and water bills and other borrowings and commitments are cited as the major reasons behind the downfall of the industry in times of the pandemic.

P C Rao, President of the Bruhat Bangalore Hotels Association, said the growth was at a “very gradual pace” compared to that in August, when almost 40 per cent of the total restaurants in the city picked up business compared to nearly nothing in April and early May. “Since the Unlock 4 guidelines are implemented, we have seen an additional growth of 10 per cent more business,” he said.

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14:27 (IST)14 Sep 2020
KSRTC launches ETM Slitting Machine at KSRTC Press

In view of modernisation and upgradation of Karnataka State Transport Press (KST Press), KSRTC has procured two ETM Slitting Machines.

Karnataka State Transport Press (KST Press) established in 1952. M. Chandrappa, Chairman, KSRTC inaugurated the machines on Monday. While speaking, Chairman said that these machines are used for slitting of jumbo thermal reels into small rolls used by conductors in their hand held Electronic Ticketing Machines (ETM’s). Cost per Machine is Rs.10 lakh, first of its kind in Indian State Road Transport Undertakings in India.

KSRTC is the first State Transport Corporation in India to use Coreless technology. KSRTC and its sister concerns are using 1.5 crores of ETM rolls per year. Each plastic core costing approx. 50 paise will save around Rs.75 lakhs per year to the corporation. These machines can produce 16,000 rolls per day by which KST Press can earn Rs.4.80 cr. annually, a KSRTC statement said.

12:38 (IST)14 Sep 2020
Covid-19 tally: Bengaluru beats Mumbai, now has third-highest caseload

Bengaluru, which was the least affected major Indian centre till the end of June, has now emerged as the city with the third-highest caseload in the country. On Sunday, the total number of confirmed infections in Bengaluru overtook that of Mumbai and is now behind only Pune and Delhi.

Bengaluru now has more than 1.7 lakh people who have been infected with the virus till now. Mumbai, once the city with the largest number of infected people, has just over 1.69 lakh confirmed infections.

The epidemic in Karnataka has begun to grow in a big way only since July. At the end of June, Bengaluru had just about 4,500 confirmed cases, when Mumbai was nearing 80,000. But there has been a rapid growth in Bengaluru after that. The city accounts for almost 40 per cent of 4.59 lakh cases in Karnataka. It also has more than 43,000 active cases, the largest in any city apart from Pune, which has more than 75,000.

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10:50 (IST)14 Sep 2020
Bengaluru gets India’s first On-Airport public bonded warehouse

The Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) which operates the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) Friday announced the opening of the On-Airport Public-bonded warehouse, claiming to be India’s first airport to do so.

The facility — covering an area of 10,000 square feet — is expected to help re-export of goods, in long-term storage of bonded cargo, to assist in partial clearances, and to allow labeling, packing, and repacking services.

While the warehouse facility will be under the jurisdiction of the City Commissionerate, of Bengaluru Customs, it is also regarded to reduce supply chain costs and facilitate trade at India’s IT hub and surrounding regions. With IT & Biotechnology (BT) companies, multinational firms, and retail brands in Bengaluru handling a large volume of imports, experts add that the new facility will play a significant role in boosting the economy of the region. Bengaluru Airport is also regarded as the busiest cargo terminal for manufacturers in South India.

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08:25 (IST)14 Sep 2020
Over 1.19 lakh candidates appear for NEET in Karnataka

As many as 1,19,587 candidates appeared for National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate medical and dental courses for the 2020-21 academic year at various centres located across Karnataka on Sunday.

The exams were held amid a coronavirus pandemic in 298 examination centres across Karnataka. The Karnataka government had taken precautionary measures like thermal screening and sanitisers for both students and staff in the examination centres.

08:24 (IST)14 Sep 2020
Three-year-old bone marrow donor, Bengaluru doctors give Iraqi boy a new lease of life

A three-year-old girl from Iraq became a lifesaver for her 18-year-old brother after she donated her bone marrow for a successful transplantation that took place in Bengaluru.
Ahmed had undergone splenectomy in his native country and was referred to Manipal Hospitals in Bengaluru since only optimal treatment is available in Iraq.

According to doctors at the hospital, the teenager was also suffering from symptomatic anemia (needing frequent blood transfusions) and jaundice.

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08:23 (IST)14 Sep 2020
B S Yediyurappa: ‘I love time with grand kids… But it’s years since I lived with family’

Last month, B S Yediyurappa, 77, Chief Minister of Karnataka, tested positive for Covid-19 as the state’s caseload witnessed a steep surge. Later, Yediyurappa’s daughter and the Karnataka health minister were also diagnosed with Covid-19. Now, back at work, the chief minister is tackling the rising coronavirus death rate as cases near the five lakh mark in the state. He says he has been focusing on his diet and exercise, and drinking herbal Kashaya to boost his immunity.

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08:20 (IST)14 Sep 2020
Bengaluru policeman who teaches labourers’ children daily wins praise on the internet

Sub-inspector Shanthappa Jademmanavar was the recipient of a lot of praise on social media after he was photographed teaching a group of labourers’ children, something he does daily now before reporting for work. But the Bengaluru police official said he took up the role only because he saw the children not getting any education.

“I saw these children simply loitering on roads, not attending online classes or getting any formal education while their parents worked. It pained me because education is a fundamental right,” he told indianexpress.com.

These photos of Jademmanavar, who is posted at the Annapurneswari Nagara Police station, were widely shared on social media last week.

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08:20 (IST)14 Sep 2020
Soldier arrested with AK-47 live bullet at Belagavi airport

The Belagavi police in North Karnataka arrested a soldier and seized a live bullet of AK 47 rifle and a fired cartridge case of Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) fired empty case at Sambra airport in the district on Sunday.

The arrested has been identified as Nayak Subedar Arun Maruti Bhosle. The soldier was handed over to the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre (MLIRC) station headquarters in the district for further investigation.

According to police, the soldier was on his way to Jammu and Kashmir to report for duty after completing his leave in his native village in the district. The police said the soldier was found carrying the live bullet and fired cartridge case during the frisking by Karnataka state industrial security force (KSISF) men at the airport.

08:19 (IST)14 Sep 2020
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NTA NEET 2020, NEET 2020, neet exam entre, neet 2020 admit card, neet question paper, education news The exams were held amid a coronavirus pandemic in 298 examination centres across Karnataka. (Representational)

As many as 1,19,587 candidates appeared for National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate medical and dental courses for the 2020-21 academic year at various centres located across Karnataka on Sunday.

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The exams were held amid a coronavirus pandemic in 298 examination centres across Karnataka. The Karnataka government had taken precautionary measures like thermal screening and sanitisers for both students and staff in the examination centres.

Any queries and support related to COVID-19 in Karnataka, citizens can contact round-the-clock helpline numbers: 104(toll-free) +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000

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