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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus June 11 Highlights: 113 containment zones in Bengaluru, 3 more deaths in Karnataka

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News June 11 Highlights: Priyank lodged a complaint with the Director-General of Police Praveen Sood and former MLC Ramesh Babu shared a copy of the complaint on Twitter on Tuesday.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: June 12, 2020 8:30:52 am
bangalore bengaluru live coronavirus updates Karnataka reported 204 fresh coronavirus cases and three fatalities on Thursday.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus June 11 Highlights: Bengaluru now has 113 active containment zones within BBMP limits. 17 fresh cases were confirmed in the city. Meanwhile, Karnataka witnessed a spike of 204 new cases as three more fatalities were reported on Thursday.

At the same time, a BMTC driver-cum-conductor working at KR Puram depot tested positive for coronavirus keeping the corporation on its toes to ensure safety to passengers and staff alike.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy Thursday confirmed that the state Cabinet decided to extend the ban on online classes till Class 7 in schools across the state, two classes further than what was announced by Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar on Wednesday.

However, a few hours after Madhuswamy’s statement, Suresh Kumar contradicted him saying the extension on ban was just a “suggestion” made during the cabinet meeting and “not a government decision.”

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22:21 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Karnataka: Law minister says ban on online classes till Class 7, education minister contradicts

Hours after Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy informed the state Cabinet’s decision to extend the ban on online classes till Class 7, state Education Minister S Suresh Kumar contradicted him saying the extension on the ban was just a “suggestion” made during the Cabinet meeting and “not a government decision”.

In a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday, Madhuswamy informed the Cabinet decision to extend the ban on conducting online classes till Class 7, two classes further than what was announced by Suresh Kumar on Wednesday.

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20:05 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Bengaluru now has 113 active containment zones

Bengaluru now has 113 active containment zones within BBMP limits. 17 fresh cases and two deaths were reported from the city on Thursday. 

18:41 (IST)11 Jun 2020
NIRF 2020 ranking: 6 Karnataka institutions in top 100

A total of six institutions from Karnataka have made it to the top 100 in the National Indian Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2020 announced on Thursday.

Here is how universities/colleges from the state fared in the 'Overall' list this year:

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru – 2
  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 14
  • National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal - 33
  • Mysore University, Mysuru - 47
  • JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru - 54
  • Bangalore University, Bengaluru - 100
18:29 (IST)11 Jun 2020
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17:31 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Karnataka govt gives nod to DK Shivakumar’s swearing-in ceremony as KPCC president

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday gave permission to hold a swearing-in ceremony —‘Prathigna Dina’(oath day in Kannada) for DK Shivakumar as president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC).

This comes a day after Yediyurappa-led BJP government denied permission for the third time on Tuesday. After this, the Congress termed the decision as ‘vendetta politics.’

Shivakumar took to Twitter to thank the chief minister for allowing him to go ahead with the ‘Prathigna’ event. He said that a new date will be confirmed in due course after discussing with party leaders shortly. “Thank you @CMofKarnataka for permitting us to go ahead with ‘Prathigna’ event. A new date will be confirmed in due course after discussing with party leaders shortly,” Shivakumar tweeted.

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17:17 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Extending ban on online classes up to Class 7 not govt decision: Edu Min

Hours after Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy confirmed the State Cabinet's decision to extend the ban on live online classes up to the seventh standard, Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar made a contradictory statement.

"Karnataka Govt has decided to stop all On-line classes for LKG, UKG & classes up to 5th std. To extend this up to 7th std is only a suggestion from few cabinet ministers as expressed in an informal discussion and NOT a decision," he tweeted.

However, an official order with detailed guidelines on how to hold online classes is awaited from the Karnataka government.

16:41 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Bengaluru police arrested four Ola cab drivers for faking rides to get more incentives

Bengaluru Central Crime Branch(CCB) police on Thursday detected a cheating case done by 4 Ola cab drivers and cheated Ola lakhs of rupees by pretending to have completed rides.

According to police, drivers used MOCK LOCATION app to show that they have driven the cab by showing a false map location for every 50 rides. "They have purchased more than 500 SIMS on false names, and used these SIMS to book cab as customers," said CCB Joint Commissioner Sandeep Patil.

Based on a tipoff, CCB sleuths arrested Manu M, 27, Ravi, 37, Satish, 32 and Nagesh, 36.

16:37 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Karnataka extends ban on live online classes till Class 7

The Karnataka Cabinet Thursday decided to extend the ban on schools conducting live online classes till Class 7, as confirmed by Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy.

Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar had announced the same till Class 5 yesterday.

Also read | Karnataka bans live online classes up to class 5, private schools cannot charge for e-teaching

14:40 (IST)11 Jun 2020
IISc Bangalore is India's best university, NIRF ranking indicates

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has emerged as the best university in India followed by the Jawaharlal National University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU), as per the National Indian Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2020 announced today.

Last year too, IISc Bangalore had won the title.

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13:58 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Bengaluru: BMTC employee tests positive for COVID-19, contact tracing underway

With an employee testing positive of coronavirus, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is on its toes to ensure its passengers and staff are safe and away from risks of the pandemic. According to BMTC officials, the employee was admitted to a designated COVID-19 hospital in the city soon after his test results were confirmed.

"The employee had a travel history to Kalaburagi and Vijayapura and was on leave for three days before he got himself tested on June 10 in Bengaluru," an official told Indianexpress.com. The official claimed that the employee did not have any symptoms of fever or health issues.

Further, a statement issued by BMTC mentioned that the workplace has been disinfected and sanitised as per prescribed norms. "BMTC has taken all needful measures to ensure the safety of its employees and the travelling public," the statement read.

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11:54 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Met Dept forecasts rain in Bengaluru, BBMP opens control rooms

In the wake of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting rains in Bengaluru for the next few days, local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has opened zonal control rooms to assist citizens with troubleshooting and other related issues.

"Citizens may alert and ring up their concerned zonal control rooms in case of emergency," BBMP Commissioner B H Anil Kumar said.

10:08 (IST)11 Jun 2020
BBMP to recover all the properties whose lease has expired

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to recover all the properties whose lease has expired and register all its properties with the sub registrar.

Bengaluru Mayor M Goutham Kumar said, "of the 7,906 properties, so far, BBMP has evaluated 324 properties and found that the lease for 159 properties has expired. I have directed officials to register properties within a month’s time. BBMP will also create a strong room and a special officer will be appointed to ensure that all property documents are digitised, evaluated and their value recalculated."

The BBMP has also decided to prepare a list and assess the value of all those properties which have been handed over by Bengaluru Development Authority to BBMP.

09:33 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Shramik Specials: SWR ferries over 3.23 lakh migrants back home

The South Western Railway has operated 223 trains so far from Karnataka ferrying over 3.23 lakh migrants back to their natives in north Indian states. “The latest was a train which left Bengaluru for Guwahati at 11.45 pm on June 10, with 287 passengers,” an SWR statement read.

The first such train from the state had left Chikkabanavara for Bhubaneswar on May 3, when the coronavirus-induced lockdown was in place.

Since then, trains were run to various destinations in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Tripura, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal, Tripura, and Assam among others.

09:09 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Bengaluru airport to introduce ACS to streamline air logistics

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) is set to introduce the Air Cargo Community System (ACS), to streamline air logistics. In a statement, BIAL said it has signed an e-agreement with Kale Logistics Solutions, an IT solution provider focused on the logistics and airports industry, to develop the ACS platform.

"ACS is a digital platform that brings together all cargo stakeholders including Customs, customs brokers, shippers, airlines, trucking companies, ground & cargo handlers and freight forwarders under one roof, facilitating seamless movement of goods and data across the logistics ecosystem," BIAL said.

"ACS is a single window electronic platform of all stakeholders of air cargo value chain to interact with each other digitally, eliminating unnecessary documentation, delays, opaqueness of supply chain and improving ease of doing business for the air cargo sector," BIAL added.

08:37 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Karnataka bans live online classes up to class 5, private schools cannot charge for e-teaching

The Karnataka government Wednesday decided to stop live online classes conducted by schools across the state for students up to the fifth standard.

“Online classes shall not be conducted for pre-primary (LKG, UKG) and primary classes (up to Class 5) henceforth. Such classes will not substitute classroom teaching and might affect the students’ age and mental well-being,” Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said.

He added that private schools will not be allowed to charge for online teaching. However, pre-recorded classes shall be conducted.

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08:34 (IST)11 Jun 2020
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"By denying permission to the event again, BJP Govt is indulging in vendetta politics,” the Karnataka Congress tweeted from its official account.

Meanwhile, Yediyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka denied permission — for the third time — for the swearing-in ceremony of D K Shivakumar as president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), the Congress termed the decision as ‘vendetta politics’ on Tuesday.

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“On June 14th, ‘PRATHIJNA DINA’ was to be held at 7,800 locations across Karnataka with 10 lakh+ Congress Karyakartas attending it, with care taken w.r.t safety precautions for COVID & social distancing. By denying permission to it again, BJP Govt is indulging in vendetta politics,” the Karnataka Congress tweeted from its official account.

Also Read | Karnataka bans live online classes up to class 5, private schools cannot charge for e-teaching

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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