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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus August 7 Highlights: Kodagu braces for flood-like situation following heavy rains

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News August 7 Highlights: According to IMD data, in the last three days, Kodagu has received an average of 106.12 mm (between 8.30 am of August 3 and 4), 142.49 mm (August 4 and 5) and 162.4 mm (August 5 and 6).

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: August 10, 2020 8:28:11 am
Kodagu, Rain, Karnataka, Flood Kodagu district continued to receive heavy rainfall on Friday, disrupting normal life, with the district bracing for a flood-like situation.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News August 7 Highlights: Bhagamandala in Kodagu district has received rainfall of 486 mm in the 24-hour period on Wednesday and Friday, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data. It has surpassed the previous daily record of rainfall in the district at 300.2 mm rainfall at Madikeri on August 17, 2018.

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The district administration has sent an Advance Rescue Team to Talacauvey in Bhagamandala. Five people were missing after a massive landslide in Talacauvery, the birthplace of River Cauvery near Bhagamandala area, on Wednesday night. The rescue operation has been halted by the administration due to fog and heavy rain in the area.

According to IMD data, in the last three days, the district has received an average of 106.12 mm (between 8.30 am of August 3 and 4), 142.49 mm (August 4 and 5) and 162.4 mm (August 5 and 6).

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Residents of Kodagu can dial the toll-free number 1077 and complaints can be lodged through WhatsApp on 8550001077.

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18:26 (IST)07 Aug 2020
CM's health stable, responding well to treatment: Manipal Hospital

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa continues to be stable since his admission to the hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, Manipal Hospital confirmed in a medical bulletin issued on Friday.

"CM Yediyuappa continues to be stable since admission on August 2, 2020. He is responding well to the treatment. His vital parameters are within normal limits. He is comfortable, attending to his duties from his room. Our team of specialists are monitoring him closely," Dr Manish Rai, Hospital Director, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru said.

16:04 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Yathindra Siddaramaiah tests positive for Covid-19

Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's son and MLA Dr Yathindra Siddaramaiah tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

Siddaramaiah was tested positive on Tuesday and admitted in Manipal hospital undergoing treatment.

Yathindra is a Congress MLA from Varuna Constituency and younger son of Siddaramaiah.

16:04 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Karnataka-Andhra Pradesh water-sharing on cards to overcome water-scarcity: Minister

The Karnataka government is considering a water-sharing equation with neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to mitigate the scarcity of water in Gauribidanur taluk, Chikkaballapura district in-charge minister K Sudhakar said.

"Drinking water is the main problem in Gauribidanur and we are planning to get 10-15 TMC water from Andhra Pradesh which can be given back to them from other parts of the state. One round of discussion has been done with the Water resource Minister regarding this and this will be implemented soon," Sudhakar said. He was speaking at an event organised by the town municipality on Friday.

15:16 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Bengaluru police arrests accused after 13 years

Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) police on Friday arrested an absconding accused after 13 years of offence.

According to CCB police, the accused Iqlaq Querishi was involved in the 2007 Shabnam developers shoot out case, in which two victims were shot dead. Querishi is an associate of gangster Ravi Pujari, who was extradited to India from Senegal earlier this year.

Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) said, "Continuing the investigation on Ravi Pujari, we have been investigating about his associates and other absconding accused. CCB team has been successful in arresting accused Iqlaq Querishi, who is accused in the 2007 Shabnam developers shoot out case. He along with another accused had supplied the weapon. He is from Muzzaffarnagar, UP. He was arrested in 2007 and later absconded on bail."

"Custody will be taken and his role in other other cases will be checked," Patil added.

13:49 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Bengaluru: Over 60% COVID mortality rate in patients reaching hospital three days after first symptoms

Over 60 per cent of coronavirus fatalities in Karnataka’s Bengaluru sought treatment three or more days after the first symptoms of illness emerged, a data of deaths across key hospitals in the city showed. Doctors and health officials are urging high-risk patients to reach out for treatment after the first signs of illness.

Treatment protocols at hospitals are now tuned to consider all patients arriving with severe respiratory illness and influenza-like illness as COVID cases, as the state government pushes efforts to reduce the number of fatalities from that in July.

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13:26 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Karnataka SSLC results to be announced on Monday: Education Minister

The results of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams held in the state will be announced on Monday (August 10), Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar confirmed.

Over 8 lakh students had appeared for the Class 10 board exams this year, despite the pandemic situation.

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13:01 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Constitute district-wise special task forces to manage Karnataka rains and possible floods situation, Kumaraswamy urges govt

Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday urged the state government to constitute district-wise special task forces to manage the flood situation in the state in the wake of incessant rains in the state.

"I urge the State government to respond to the people shattered due to the monsoon fury. The government must take up relief and rescue operations of people and their livestock on a war-footing," he said.

Further, he added that people, particularly farmers, are in a state of distress. "The monsoon ferocity in Kodagu and Uttara Kannada districts has unleashed fear. District-wise Special Task Forces should be constituted to manage flood situation," he added.

The Janata Dal (Secular) leader also urged the government to set up care centres for those affected. "It must immediately come to the aid of those who lost their homes, crop and dear ones," he said.

12:25 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Karnataka Guv wishes Siddaramaiah 'early recovery'

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala wrote to Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah, wishing him an “early recovery.” In the letter dated August 6, the governor added that he got to know about the former CM testing positive for coronavirus via electronic media.

Siddaramaiah was admitted to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru after he was tested positive for coronavirus, asymptomatic, a day after CM B S Yediyurappa was admitted for the same to the same hospital.

10:39 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Chikkamagaluru: Charmadi Ghat closed after landslide

A landslide has been reported in Charmadi Ghat road which links between Chikkamagaluru and Mangaluru on Friday.

The road is closed by the Chikkamagaluru district administration for road clearance operations. The rain brought down several trees in Charmadi Ghat area.

Heavy rain lashing the Western Ghats in Karnataka causing severe damage to roads, houses and bridges.

14 houses in Kasaba in Chikkamagaluru are damaged, with one house in Mudigere taluk collapsing. According to district administration no casualties were reported in the district.

Charmadi Ghat following the landslide.
10:05 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Karnataka recovery rate crosses 50% benchmark, 20.75% more people recovered in Bengaluru last week: Medical Education Minister

Explaining that Karnataka recorded a steady improvement in Covid-19 situation during the last week, Medical Education Minister said that the state crossed the 50 per cent benchmark of cumulative recoveries over active cases.

“Karnataka has improved its recovery rate in the last seven days as it crossed the 50 per cent mark. While the recovery rate in the state has increased by 11.37 per cent, the same has seen a hike of 20.75 per cent in Bengaluru,” Sudhakar said.

Further, the Minister added that the state conducted most tests on a single day on Thursday (August 6) since the first case was recorded in Bengaluru on March 8. “Today we have conducted 48,421 tests, the most in a day so far. 95 labs are functional in the state, and have conducted 15.81 lakh tests till date,” he added.

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09:52 (IST)07 Aug 2020
IN PICS | Kodagu braces for flood-like situation following heavy rainfall

Kodagu district continued to receive heavy rainfall on Friday, disrupting normal life, with the district bracing for a flood-like situation. Road has collapsed near to 2nd Monnageri school. A house near Parane in Madikeri taluk collapsed on Thursday midnight. According to district administration no casualties were reported.

09:51 (IST)07 Aug 2020
WATCH | Water level in Cauvery rises at Bhagamandala

Water level in Cauvery river has risen at Bhagamandala and the water has reached inside the Shri Bhagandeshwara temple today morning.

The water level has also risen at Triveni Sangama in Bhagamandala, where rivers Cauvery, Kannike, and Sujyothi merge with Naganakatte.

08:29 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Karnataka HC restrains Centre from publishing EIA 2020 final notification till Sept 7

The Karnataka High Court has directed the Centre not to publish the final notification of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 till September 7, observing that the draft was not publicised in vernacular languages.

The first bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi passed the interim order on Wednesday on a plea by United Conservation Movement, restraining the government from finalising the draft EIA 2020 unless wide publicity was given to it in local languages.

The bench also maintained that the Ministry should give reasonable opportunity and time to the citizens to file their objections and suggestions till the next date of hearing.

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08:28 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Covid-19 Karnataka: 6805 fresh cases, 93 more deaths

Karnataka continues to record a steep increase in coronavirus cases, reporting as many as 6805 cases and 93 deaths on Thursday.

Meanwhile, 2544 more people have been infected in Bengaluru in the last 24 hours while 15 deaths were reported in the city. The capital city has 32,314 active cases as on August 6.

08:28 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Karnataka rains: CM announces Rs 10,000 relief to families affected

As heavy rains continued to lash Karnataka on Thursday, the state government announced financial assistance to families affected by the downpour. "As immediate relief, Rs 10,000 assistance should be provided to the families affected by rain, Rs 5 lakhs to completely damaged houses and if the house is partially damaged, relief must be distributed as per the damage", Chief Minister Yediyurappa directed officials.

In the wake of hostels, schools and colleges located in district headquarters converted into Covid Care Centres, the CM instructed officials to use schools, colleges, and other public places in villages as relief centres to those affected by the rains.

"A survey regarding crop loss should also be conducted. A daily report should also be updated to assess total loss faced by the citizens," Yediyurappa added.

Earlier during the day, the CM had announced the release of Rs 50 crores for emergency relief work in rain-affected areas in the state.

08:24 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Bhagamandala in Kodagu district receives record 486 mm rainfall

Bhagamandala in Kodagu district has received rainfall of 486 mm in the 24-hour period on Wednesday and Friday, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data. It has surpassed the previous daily record of rainfall in the district at 300.2 mm rainfall at Madikeri on August 17, 2018.

The district administration has sent an Advance Rescue Team to Talacauvey in Bhagamandala. Five people were missing after a massive landslide in Talacauvery, the birthplace of River Cauvery near Bhagamandala area, on Wednesday night. The rescue operation has been halted by the administration due to fog and heavy rain in the area.

In the last three days, the Kodagu has received an average of 106.12 mm (between 8.30 am of August 3 and 4), 142.49 mm (August 4 and 5) and 162.4 mm (August 5 and 6).

08:23 (IST)07 Aug 2020
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Kodagu, Kodagu Rain, Red Alert, Karnataka Rain In the two years, Kodagu district has been crippled by floods and landslides during the monsoon season.

For the fourth day running, Kodagu (Coorg) in South Karnataka received heavy rainfall, disrupting normal life, with the district bracing for a flood-like situation. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red alert in several districts in Karnataka and said rainfall would continue for the next four to five days due to the formation of a low-pressure area in peninsular India.

In the two years, Kodagu district has been crippled by floods and landslides during the monsoon season. Four people were missing after a massive landslide in Talacauvery, the birthplace of River Cauvery near Bhagamandala area, was reported on Wednesday night.

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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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Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916

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