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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus August 25 Highlights: BJP leaders in Karnataka welcome Annamalai to the party

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News August 25 Highlights: The police have seized a pistol, a car and the machete from the suspects.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: August 26, 2020 8:16:43 am
They were all booked under various sections of the IPC, including 143 (Unlawful Assembly), 341 (Wrongful restraint), 269 (negligence likely to spread infection of any disease and 285 (negligent conduct), police said.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News August 25 Highlights: The Bengaluru police Monday arrested two men after they shot at a real-estate businessman in his office in KR Puram on Saturday night and attempted to kill him.

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The arrested are identified as Sohail Pasha (23) and Shoaib (19), both residents of KR Puram fired at Babu with a country-made pistol and also attacked him with a machete, police said.

According to City police, a business dispute is said to be the reason for the attack. The police have seized the pistol, a car and the machete from the suspects.

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18:38 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Hippo tusks seized in Shivamogga

Karnataka forest department officials from Shivamogga recovered hippopotamus tusks from three men and arrested them for possession of the contraband on Monday night.

According to the forest department, the officials seized a car that they used for transportation of hippopotamus tusks and the accused have been remanded to judicial custody.

16:39 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Karnataka SSLC supplementary 2020 date sheet released, check schedule

The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has released the date sheets for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) supplementary examination. The exam will be held from September 21 to 28.

A total of 18,067 students who were not allowed to take the exams due to COVID-19 situation can appear for the same as fresh candidates.

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15:51 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Karnataka Congress chief D K Shivakumar tests positive for COVID- 19

Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar Tuesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19. Sources in the Karnataka Congress confirmed indianexpress.com that Shivakumar has been admitted to a private hospital in Rajajinagar, Bengaluru.

Taking to Twitter, the 58-year-old said, “I had fever and have tested positive for the Corona Virus. I am doing well, but as a precaution have been hospitalised and am under the good care of doctors. With your wishes and blessings, I will soon be back. I appeal to all those who came in contact with me to be cautious.”

On Sunday, Shivakumar had postponed his visit to flood-hit districts in north Karnataka due to ill-health. “On health grounds, postponing my visit by three days to the flood affected-regions of Belagavi and Bagalkot districts, which was scheduled on August 24 and 25. A new itinerary will be released soon,” he tweeted on Sunday.

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15:51 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Public health groups demand GST Council to levy Covid-cess on tobacco products

Several experts including doctors and economists from Bengaluru have urged the GST Council to increase ‘compensation cess’ on all tobacco products, ahead of its scheduled meet on August 27.

According to the group of experts, an additional 'compensation cess' on cigarettes, bidis and smokeless tobacco products would provide revenue of Rs. 50,000 crores. “Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the economy of the country in such a way that it will need unprecedented financial resources to recover from the shock. Levying additional compensation cess on all tobacco products will help boost the economy," economist and health policy analyst Dr Rijo John said.

Meanwhile, Dr S Venkatesh, Cardiologist at Aster RV Hospital opined that levying compensation cess on sin products like cigarettes, bidis and other tobacco products would also make them unaffordable to some. "It also curbs the virus spread as tobacco users with compromised immunity are at greater risk when confronted with COVID-19," he added.

15:42 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Watch | Yediyurappa surveys flood-hit areas in Belagavi and Bagalakote districts
14:14 (IST)25 Aug 2020
DK Shivakumar tests positive for COVID-19

Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to a private hospital in Rajajinagar, Bengaluru. On Sunday, he had postponed his visit to flood-hit districts in North Karnataka due to ill-health.

“On health grounds, postponing my visit by three days to the flood affected-regions of Belagavi and Bagalkot districts, which was scheduled on August 24 and 25. A new itinerary will be released soon,” he tweeted on Sunday.

Last week, Shivakumar visited New Delhi and met Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

14:04 (IST)25 Aug 2020
IN PICS | Former IPS officer Annamalai joins BJP

Karnataka cadre former IPS officer Annamalai joined BJP today in Delhi in the presence of BJP National General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao and Tamil Nadu BJP State President L Murugan.

13:32 (IST)25 Aug 2020
IN PICS| Karnataka CM conducts aerial survey of flood-hit areas

Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa Tuesday conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit areas in Belagavi and Bagalakote districts. Revenue Minister R Ashoka, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, and Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi accompanied him.

13:27 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Yediyurappa to conduct aerial survey of flood-affected districts of North Karnataka

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa held a meeting with the elected representatives from Belagavi and Dharwad districts regarding the flood damages and assessing the extent of the damage caused by the floods.

According to the Chief Minister's office, Yediyurappa, also conducting an aerial survey of five flood-affected districts in northern Karnataka.

Chief Minister will conduct an aerial survey of Belgaum, Bagalkot, Vijayapura, Dharwad and Gadag districts.Home Minister Basavaraja Bommai and Revenue Minister R Ashok will also be accompanying the chief minister in the survey.

12:00 (IST)25 Aug 2020
BJP leaders in Karnataka welcome Annamalai to the party

Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar on Tuesday welcomed former Karnataka cadre IPS officer Annamalai to BJP. "Retired IPS officer Annamalai joins the BJP today. Annamalai who served honestly in Bengaluru, Chikkamagaluru sought voluntary retirement and is now joining the BJP. It gives me great happiness that he is joining the party. Wishing him the very best," K Sudhakar said in a tweet.

K Annamalai will join the BJP today in Delhi in the presence of BJP National General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao and Tamil Nadu BJP State President L Murugan.

Former IPS officer, Annamalai served in Karnataka for nearly a decade. In May 2019, Annamalai resigned from his post as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Bengaluru South).

Meanwhile, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha tweeted a photo with Annamalai and said that he met Annamalai yesterday in New Delhi.

Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan also welcomed Annamalai in a tweet. “Former IPS officer @annamalai_k who changed the face of police administration with his versatility and dynamism will be joining BJP at the national HQ today in presence of National General Secretary Shri @PMuralidharRao ji and @BJP4TamilNadu president Shri @Murugan_TNBJP ji," he tweeted.

09:04 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Monsoon session of Karnataka legislature in Vidhana Soudha from September 21

The Karnataka Government has decided to hold the legislature session from September 21 for 10 days at the Assembly Hall of the Vidhana Soudha by taking all the precautionary measures in mid of COVID-19 pandemic.

The monsoon session of the Karnataka legislature will be held from September 21 to 30 in the Vidhana Soudha taking all the precautionary measures such as face masks for members, social distancing, availability of sanitisers at the entrance of the assembly and a bar on visitors, state Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J CMadhuswamy said on Monday.

On Monday, Speaker Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy and Chief Secretary T M Vijaya Bhaskar inspected the Assembly Hall.

The previous legislature session concluded in March, just before the nationwide lockdown was imposed by the government due to COVID-19.

08:23 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Karnataka eases travel bar: No quarantine for inter-state travellers

The Karnataka government on Monday withdrew all inter-state and intra-state travel restrictions imposed to check the Covid-19 crisis, including the mandatory 14-day home quarantine for asymptomatic people coming in from other states.

Mandatory requirements for travellers entering Karnataka will be “discontinued henceforth”, an order issued by state Health Secretary Jawaid Akhtar on Monday stated.

These requirements so far included registration of people coming into Karnataka on a state portal, medical check-up at border posts, bus and train stations, district-level screening, hand-stamping, 14-day quarantine, isolation and testing.

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08:22 (IST)25 Aug 2020
WATCH | Karnataka Flood: Drone used to deliver medicine in Raichur

Raichur district administration used a drone to deliver medicines to a patient caught in Krishna River's island at Karakalagaddi at Lingsugur taluk of Raichur district in Karnataka.

The district administration delivered medicines with the help of the University of Agriculture Sciences. Due to floods in Krishna River, four members of a family remained stranded in the island which is disconnected from the nearest village.

According to officials, Thippanna, one of the family members, has been suffering from paralysis. The tablets he was taking were exhausted. He had appealed to the officials to make arrangements to send the required medicines.

Since the rescue operation was stopped as the flood water had increased in the river, officials sent medicines using drone.

08:20 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Two arrested for firing at bizman in Bengaluru

The Bengaluru police Monday arrested two men after they shot at a real-estate businessman in his office in KR Puram on Saturday night and attempted to kill him.

The arrested are identified as Sohail Pasha (23) and Shoaib (19), both residents of KR Puram fired at Babu with a country-made pistol and also attacked him with a machete, police said.

According to City police, a business dispute is said to be the reason for the attack. The police have seized the pistol, a car and the machete from the suspects.

08:20 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Karnataka: KPSC exam amid pandemic witnesses only 50% attendance

Almost half of the registered candidates for the preliminary examination for 106 Gazetted Probatitioners’ posts in Karnataka chose to be absent from the exam conducted on Monday, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As per the statistics shared by the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC), only 83,716 (50.5 per cent) out of the total 1,65,250 registered applicants for appeared for the exam.

The exam was conducted in centres located at Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Belagavi, Davangere, Hubballi-Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Raichur, Ballari and Shivamogga.

Meanwhile, special arrangements were made at all centres to allow Covid-positive candidates to write the exam. 45 such candidates attended the exam, Divya Prabhu, Controller of Examination, KPSC said.

08:19 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Karnataka: No more mandatory quarantine, screening for inter-state travellers

People travelling from other states to Karnataka shall neither have to undergo the mandatory quarantine for 14 days nor register themselves on the Seva Sindhu portal, a revised government order on protocol for inter-state travellers said.

The relaxations were announced after the Ministry of Home Affairs wrote to states last week that there cannot be “restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement”, as stipulated in the July 29 guidelines for Unlock-3.

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08:18 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Explained: In Bengaluru violence, a small party and a wider political probe

On August 11, a social media post by the nephew of a Congress MLA about the Prophet triggered violence in the eastern part of Bengaluru. Three persons died in police firing after mobs attacked the DJ Halli police station and the home of the Congress MLA, Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy. Initial investigations by Bengaluru police suggest a larger political conspiracy in the sequence of events despite the role of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) at the surface level.

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08:18 (IST)25 Aug 2020
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The Karnataka government on Monday withdrew all inter-state and intra-state travel restrictions imposed to check the Covid-19 crisis, including the mandatory 14-day home quarantine for asymptomatic people coming in from other states.

Mandatory requirements for travellers entering Karnataka will be “discontinued henceforth”, an order issued by state Health Secretary Jawaid Akhtar on Monday stated.

READ | Karnataka eases travel bar: no quarantine for inter-state travellers

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