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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus October 12 Highlights: Necessary to take extra precautions during Mysuru Dasara, BSY tells officials

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News October 12 Highlights: The COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has given some recommendations for conducting Dasara in Mysuru during the pandemic, for continuation of tradition and cultural activities and simultaneously ensuring that the events are COVID-19 safe.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: October 13, 2020 8:16:22 am
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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News October 12 Highlights: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday held a meeting with Chief Secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar and other senior officials to discuss the precautions that need to be undertaken to check the spread of COVID-19, during the Mysuru Dasara.

Also Read | Karnataka announces three-week ‘midterm holiday’ for schools from October 12 to 30

Yediyurappa said it was necessary to take extra precautions during the upcoming festive season, amid COVID-19 pandemic. “It was necessary to take extra precautions during the upcoming festive season amid COVID-19 pandemic. A meeting was held with the Medical Education Minister, Chief Secretary and senior officials regarding the precautions that need to be undertaken to control the spread of COVID-19 specially during the Mysuru Dasara,” Yediyurappa tweeted.

Earlier, the state government had decided to make the “Naada Habba” (state festival) Mysuru Dasara celebrations a low-key event this year. This year Dasara festivities are likely between October 17 to 26. The COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has given some recommendations for conducting Dasara in Mysuru during the pandemic, for continuation of tradition and cultural activities and simultaneously ensuring that the events are COVID-19 safe.

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18:32 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Bengaluru: Police collect ₹4.02 cr from traffic violators last week

The Bengaluru City Traffic Police collected more than Rs 4.02 crore as penalty from violators breaking traffic rules between Oct 4 and 10.

While 97,213 cases were booked, over Rs 1.86 cr collected from those failing to wear helmets alone (rider and pillon).

Also Read | Bengaluru police collect Rs 4.5 crore fine in 2 weeks as more vehicles hit city roads amid pandemic

16:21 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Karnataka Covid-19 crisis: Yediyurappa removes Sriramulu as health minister, Sudhakar to head ministry

Amid rising cases of coronavirus infections in Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa Monday divested B Sriramulu of the Health and Family Welfare portfolio, handing it over to K Sudhakar, who already heads the Medical Education ministry.

Sudhakar had successfully contested from Chikkaballapura after switching sides to the BJP from the Congress last year. “I’m grateful to the CM and the state leadership for entrusting me with this additional charge. With the Medical Education and Health Departments working in tandem, better decisions can be made and implemented without much ado,” he said.

As per the official order signed by the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Sriramulu has been assigned the Social Welfare Department which was handled by Govind M Karjol, one among the three deputies of CM Yediyurappa.

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15:26 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Virat Kohli as Togalu Gombeyaata, Dhoni as Bommalattam: This studio is giving your IPL stars a traditional makeover

What do you get when your favourite Indian Premier League (IPL) stars get a bit of traditional makeover? Fusing traditional arts of different states of India with their respective cricket players and IPL teams, a Bengaluru-based creative studio has come up with an interesting collection of folk-art posters. Thus we have Rohit Sharma in a Warli painting, Virat Kohli as a Togalu Gombeyaata puppet, MS Dhoni as a Bommalattam puppet, and Rashid Khan as a Cheriyal character.

With the Covid-19 pandemic impacting the livelihood of traditional artists, a creative studio called LastBench has decided to cash in on the IPL excitement and craze to keep the interest in traditional art forms alive. What started with a list of wacky ideas to “create surreal posters” of their favourite cricketers soon took a turn towards mythical characters and traditional art.

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15:02 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Safari resumes at Nagarahole National Park

Safari at Nagarahole National Park, in Kodagu and Mysuru district which was suspended seven months ago due to outbreak of Covid-19, has resumed from Sunday.

According to the forest department, the safari has been started for five days a week on an experimental basis. The safari will be from 6 am to 7.30 am and from 2 pm to 3.30 pm.

“Following COVID-19 guidelines, the first trip will start at 6.30 am and second at 7.30 am. In the afternoon, the first trip is at 2 pm and the second trip at 4 pm. Only 25 tourists are allowed on each trip. While 12 tickets will be issued for online booking, 13 tickets will be issued across the counter,” the release said.

“In total, there will be four trips and only 100 tourists are taken for safari. Tourists must strictly follow COVID-19 guidelines,” the release added.

12:04 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Bengaluru: Former India football captain Carlton Chapman passes away

Former Indian footballer Carlton Chapman passed away at the age of 49 on Monday morning reportedly due to a heart attack. The former footballer was hospitalised with an acute back pain on Sunday night in Bengaluru.

Featuring alongside other greats like I M Vijayan, Jo Paul and Raman Vijayan at FC Kochi in 1997-98 season, Chapman went on to win the 1997 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup.

A product of the Tata Football Academy (TFA), Chapman joined East Bengal in 1993. He is remembered for scoring a hat trick for the Kolkata club against Al Zawra of Iraq in Asian Cup Winners Cup.

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11:12 (IST)12 Oct 2020
65 arrested, Rs. 96 lakh seized during raid in Bengaluru gambling club

At least 65 people were detailed and Rs. 96 lakh were seized during a raid in a gambling club in Mahadevapura by Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) Police on Sunday. At least 60 persons arrested in the case are natives of Andhra Pradesh, police said.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil, said, “The raid was conducted in Hotel Bangalore Inn in Mahadevapura police station limits on Sunday. The search continued till Sunday evening and we have seized Rs. 96 lakh and arrested 65 people in the case.”

A senior CCB official said that a search for the organisers of the gambling event is underway.

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11:08 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Kasarkod, Padubidri beaches in Karnataka get ‘Blue Flag’ tag

Karnataka’s Kasarkod beach near Honnavar in Uttara Kannada and Padubidri beach near Udupi on Sunday received the ‘Blue Flag’ eco-tag, certifying them among the world’s cleanest beaches.

Two beaches in the State are among the eight in the country that have bagged the ‘Blue Flag’ from the international agency Foundation for Environment Education, Denmark.

The district administration had started various work to prepare itself to win the eco-label for the beach a year ago. The state government has provided infrastructure projects worth Rs 2.5 crore to Padubidri beach, while the state government has spent about Rs 8 crore to develop the Kasarkod beach in the past two years.

Kasarkod and Padubidri beaches have grey water treatment plants, sunbath, gym, children’s play area, watchtower, safe swimming zone, solid waste management plants, disabled-friendly equipment to enable them to enter seawater, washroom, changing room, bathing facility, parking facilities, solar power plant, and other facilities.

10:39 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Medical Education Minister Sudhakar to take over Health portfolio

In a bid to channelise efforts towards better management of the ongoing Covid-19 situation in Karnataka, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has entrusted Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar with the Health portfolio as well.

Confirming the same, Sudhakar said, " I was informed by the decision yesterday (Sunday) evening by CM Yediyurappa. I'm grateful to him and the state leadership for entrusting me with this additional charge of the Health department as well apart from the Medical Education Department."

09:00 (IST)12 Oct 2020
COVID-19: Education minister shifted to private hospital, two BJP legislators tests positive

Karnataka Primary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar who tested positive for Covid-19 on October 5 has been shifted to a private hospital.

Suresh Kumar was in home isolation. In a post on social media the minister said, “As per the advice from doctors I have been admitted to a private hospital of my friend and I am doing fine.”

Meanwhile, BJP general secretary and MLC N Ravikumar and Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat have tested positive for Covid-19.

Raghupathi Bhat took to Twitter to reveal that his swab sample has returned positive for Covid-19 and that he’s been hospitalised following the advice by the doctors.

In a tweet, the MLC Ravikumar said he was asymptomatic and under home quarantine. “I am sorry I am unable to receive calls due to treatment. I request everybody who came in contact with me to get tested,” he said.

08:59 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Karnataka announces three-week ‘midterm holiday’ for schools from October 12 to 30

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday announced a three-week “mid-term holiday” for all types of school activities in the state citing instances of several teachers and students contracting the infection as the total tally continues to increase daily in the state.

In an order, Yediyurappa said, “I have come to know through media reports that several teachers have been infected with COVID-19. Therefore, officials gave been directed to issue an order to declare a three-week-long mid-term holiday in the best interest of the health of students and teachers.”

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08:33 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Mysuru DC Rohini Sindhuri briefs CM on safety during Dasara

Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri on Sunday held a meeting with CM BS Yediyurappa about precautionary measures to be taken to check the spread of COVID-19 during the ten-day Dasara festival.

Rohini Sindhuri briefed the CM about the steps taken by Mysuru district administration during Dasara and also about the measures taken by the administration like ramping up testing and additional beds at hospitals.

Medical Education Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar, Chief Secretary T.M. Vijay Bhaskar, Health Department Addl. Chief Secretary Jawaid Akhtar, were present at the meeting.

08:32 (IST)12 Oct 2020
IMD sounds 'Red Alert' in coastal districts, warns heavy rain

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy showers with thunder and lightning, for three coastal districts of Karnataka on Monday and Tuesday.

The IMD has sounded red alert for Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts.

Meanwhile, the IMD has issued an orange alert for Belagavi, Bidar, Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Raichur, Shivamogga, Kodagu, Hassan and Chikkamagaluru districts. According to IMD, this districts are likely to receive spells of heavy rain for next 48.

IMD said that the formation of low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to bring heavy rain in the coastal districts and many parts of interior Karnataka till Oct 15.

08:32 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Karnataka Weather update: IMD forecasts heavy rainfall in next 24 hours

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast widespread rains in parts of Karnataka during the next 24 hours.

The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) has forecast heavy to very heavy rains over Bengaluru Urban, Chitradurga Tumakuru, and Bengaluru Rural, Kolar, Chickballapur, Ramanagara and Davanagere districts. The KSNDMC, which had earlier forecast widespread rains until Tuesday, said the BBMP areas were likely to receive the showers until Wednesday.

Heavy rain that lashed parts of Hyderabad Karnataka region on Sunday has caused loss of lives and damage to crops.

Two youths in Shahabad town of Kalaburagi district were washed away in a stream and a farmer at Govinakoppa village in Bagalakot district was washed away in the Malaprabha river.

Low-lying areas in Kalaburagi city were flooded for hours. After heavy rain that lashed this region, rivers, their tributaries and streams are in spate in Kalaburagi district.

08:31 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Necessary to take extra precautions during Mysuru Dasara, BSY tells officials

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday held a meeting with Chief Secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar and other senior officials to discuss the precautions that need to be undertaken to check the spread of COVID-19, during the Mysuru Dasara.

Yediyurappa said it was necessary to take extra precautions during the upcoming festive season, amid COVID-19 pandemic. "It was necessary to take extra precautions during the upcoming festive season amid COVID-19 pandemic. A meeting was held with the Medical Education Minister, Chief Secretary and senior officials regarding the precautions that need to be undertaken to control the spread of COVID-19 specially during the Mysuru Dasara," Yediyurappa tweeted.

Earlier, the state government had decided to make the "Naada Habba" (state festival) Mysuru Dasara celebrations a low-key event this year. This year Dasara festivities are likely between October 17 to 26. The COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has given some recommendations for conducting Dasara in Mysuru during the pandemic, for continuation of tradition and cultural activities and simultaneously ensuring that the events are COVID-19 safe.

08:23 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Former Karnataka Bank chairman Ananthakrishna passes away

Former chairman and CEO of the city-based Karnataka Bank, Ananthakrishna, died at a private hospital here on Sunday after a brief illness, family sources said.

He was 74 and is survived by his wife and son. Hailing from Bantwal, Ananthakrishna joined Karnataka Bank as an officer in 1971.

He worked in different capacities at the operational and management levels, and was appointed chairman and CEO in the year 2000.

Ananthakrishna retired in 2016. Karnataka Bank made quick progress under his leadership, witnessing exponential growth and establishing pan-India presence.

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08:23 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Congress demands sacking of Karnataka CM BSY over graft allegations against grandson

Congress on Sunday demanded the sacking of Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in the wake of reports that two companies in which his grandson Shashidhar Mardi became a director after BJP came to power in the state in July 2019 received Rs. 5 crore from seven Kolkata shell companies between March and July 2020.

Calling it a case of “glaring, patent and shameless case of corruption coupled with brazen inaction and silence”, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi, reacting to a report in The Sunday Express, demanded a probe into the matter by a “sitting Supreme Court or sitting Chief Justice of a high court”.

“If you have nothing to fear why are you not appointing. Why not register an FIR under Prevention of Corruption Act,” Singhvi said while addressing a press conference. He said if BJP and Yediyurappa had the “minutest” and “slightest” sense of shame, “he must resign or be sacked”.

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08:21 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Karnataka reports 9,523 new Covid-19 cases, 75 deaths

Karnataka reported 9,523 fresh cases of Covid-19 and 75 related fatalities on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to 7.10 lakh and death toll to 9,966. According to the health department, the day also saw 10,107 patients getting discharged from the hospital.

Bengaluru urban reported 4,623 cases, Mysuru 541, Hassan 463, Chitradurga 378, Belagavi 331, Tumakuru 285, Mandya 267, Dakshina Kannada 265, Ballari 226, followed by others.

Out of the 75 deaths reported, 24 are from Bengaluru urban, Mysuru 11, Kolar 7, Dakshina Kannada 5, Chikkamagaluru, Dharwad and Tumakuru 3 and others.

Out of 1.20 lakh active cases, 1.19 lakh patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 904 are in ICU, the Health department said in its bulletin.

08:20 (IST)12 Oct 2020
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Meanwhile, Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri on Sunday held a meeting with CM BS Yediyurappa about precautionary measures to be taken to check the spreading of COVID-19 during the ten-day Dasara festival.

Rohini Sindhuri briefed the CM about the steps taken by Mysuru district administration during the dasara and also about the measures taken by the administration like ramping up testing, additional beds at hospitals.

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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

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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