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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus September 10 Highlights: State aims to bring Covid-19 death rate below 1%, says Medical Education Minister

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News September 10 Highlights: Chamarajpet police have registered a non-cognisable report (NCR) following Khan’s complaint, according to Sanjeev M Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West).

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: September 11, 2020 8:09:56 am
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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News September 10 Highlights: Chamrajpet MLA, B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan, filed a police complaint on Wednesday against businessman Prashanth Sambargi for allegedly linking him to the Kannada film drug scandal.

Khan called Sambargi’s allegations derogatory and defamatory. Chamarajpet police have registered a non-cognisable report (NCR) following Khan’s complaint, according to Sanjeev M Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West). An officer said they would move the court for permission to register an FIR and take action accordingly.

Sambargi had alleged his links with the actor Sanjjanaa Galrani who was arrested by Central Crime Branch (CCB) police on Tuesday in connection with the Sandalwood drug case.

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21:32 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Bengaluru: Platform ticket rates hiked by 5 times

The South Western Railway Thursday announced a hike in the price of platform ticket from Rs 10 to Rs 50 with immediate effect, in the wake of seven more pairs of trains beginning services from September 12 in the Bengaluru Division.

"In order to avoid crowds in view of COVID-19 pandemic, the price of platform tickets at these stations will be increased from Rs.10 to Rs.50 temporarily until further advice," a statement read.

18:30 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Bengaluru airport records 92 per cent growth in cargo handling during April-August

Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru recorded 92 per cent growth in cargo Air Traffic Movements between April and August 2020.

Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL), said, “Bengaluru airport has processed 99,154 MT of cargo and recorded a 92% growth in cargo Air Traffic Movements between April and August 2020.”

According to BIAL, along with shipments of perishables, pharma supplies and COVID-19-related equipment, Kempegowda International Airport also facilitated a live human organ shipment during this period.

18:16 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Karnataka: SWR revises timings of special trains

The South Western Railway Thursday announced revision in the timings of three special express trains till the resumption of regular service. "This is to ensure punctual running of trains," an official said.

The trains will run on revised timings as follows:

1. Train No. 06515/06516 KSR Bengaluru – Mangaluru Central – KSR Bengaluru Special Express:-

Train No. 06515 KSR Bengaluru – Mangaluru Central Special Express will depart 22.30 hrs and arrive Mangaluru Central at 08.25 hrs on the next day, from September 11.

Enroute the train will arrive/depart Yesvantpur – 22.40/22.42 hrs, Kunigal – 23.48/23.49, B.G. Nagar – 00.16/00.17 hrs, Shravanabelagola – 00.42/00.43 hrs hrs, Channarayapatna - 00:52/00:53 hrs, Hassan – 01.40/01.45 hrs, Sakleshpur – 02:40/02:45 hrs, Subrahmanya Road – 05.35/05.40 hrs, Kabakputtur – 06:23/06:25 hrs, Bantawala – 06:53/06:55 hrs and Mangaluru Jn. – 08:00/00:02 hrs.

In the return direction Train No. 06516 Mangaluru Central – KSR Bengaluru Special Express will depart Mangaluru Central at 19:15 hrs and arrive KSR Bengaluru at 04:15 hrs on the next day with effect from September 13.

Enroute the train will arrive/depart Mangaluru Jn. – 19:28/19:30 hrs, Bantawala – 19:48/19:50 hrs, Kabakputtur – 20:14/20:15 hrs, Subrahmanya Road – 21:05/21:10 hrs, Sakleshpur – 23:40/23:45 hrs, Hassan – 00:40/00:45 hrs, Channarayapatna – 01:38/01:39 hrs, Shravanabelagola – 01:50/01:51 hrs, B. G. Nagar – 02:09/02:10 hrs, Kunigal – 02:39/02:40 hrs and Yesvantpur – 03:48/03:50 hrs.

2. Train No. 06585 Yesvantpur – Karwar Special Express:-

Train No. 06585 Yesvantpur – Karwar Special Express will depart Yesvantpur at 18:45 hrs and arrive Karwar at 08:25 hrs on the next day. Timings of this train at enroute stations will be revised as mentioned below with effect from September 11.

Accordingly enroute the train will arrive/depart Chikkbanavara – 18:50/18:51 hrs, Channarayapatna - 20:30/20:31 hrs, Hassan – 21:40/21:45 hrs, Sakleshpur – 22:40/22:45 hrs, Subrahmanya Road – 01:35/01:40 hrs, Kaniuru – 01:59/02:00 hrs, Kabakputtur – 02:19/02:20 hrs, Bantawala – 02:49/02:50 hrs. There will be no change in timings of this train between Surathkal to Karwar.

3. Train No. 06518 Mangaluru Central – KSR Bengaluru Special Express:-

Train No. 06518 Mangaluru Central – KSR Bengaluru Special Express will depart Mangaluru Central at 19:15 hrs and arrive KSR Bengaluru at 06:45 hrs on the next day with effect from September 11

Enroute the train will arrive/depart Mangaluru Jn. – 19:28/19:30 hrs, Bantawala – 19:49/19:50 hrs, Kabakputtur – 20:14/20:15 hrs, Subrahmanya Road – 21:05/21:10 hrs, Sakleshpur – 23:40/23:45 hrs, Hassan – 00:50/00:55 hrs, Hole Narsipur – 01:24/01:25 hrs, Krishnarajnagar – 02:19/02:20 hrs, Mysuru – 03:30/03:35 hrs, Mandya – 04:32/04:33 hrs, Channapatna – 05:10/05:11 hrs, Ramanagaram – 05:21/05:22 hrs and Kengeri – 05:55/05:56 hrs.

17:53 (IST)10 Sep 2020
OTT platforms are in gross violation of tobacco disclaimer guidelines, say health experts

As over-the-top (OTT) platforms attain more popularity with cinema theatres remaining shut due to Covid-19 pandemic, public health experts have raised an alarm over the absence of audio-visual disclaimers for tobacco imagery used in films, web series, and other content aired online.

Urging the central government to act against tobacco advertising and glamorisation of tobacco use, experts have written to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology citing results of a recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

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14:57 (IST)10 Sep 2020
WATCH | 13 quintal of marijuana seized by Bengaluru Police

Bengaluru police have arrested four drug peddlers and seized 13 quintal (1300 kg) of ganja from a farmhouse in Kalaburagi district, North Karnataka. According to police, the ganja was packed in plastic bags and buried underground within the farmhouse.

14:56 (IST)10 Sep 2020
IN PICS | CM meets district admins to discuss Covid-19, flood-relief

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Thursday met top government officials and district administrators from across the state to review measures taken to control further spread of Covid-19 infections and relief work in progress at flood-hit areas.

Deputy Commissioners, Zilla Panchayat CEOs, Superintendents of Police, District Health Officers, and others took part in the video conference.

14:06 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Karnataka aims to bring Covid-19 death rate below 1%: Medical Education Minister

Karnataka's Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar Thursday said that the state government is working on actions taken to bring down the Covid-19 death rate below 1 per cent. "At present, the death rate due to the pandemic in the State is 1.62%. We are trying to reduce this below 1 per cent and related actions are being taken now," he said. He was speaking at an event organised by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) in Bengaluru.

As many as 6808 people have succumbed to the infection so far. 2357 of these are from Bengaluru (urban and rural) alone.

12:41 (IST)10 Sep 2020
IN PICS | Four arrested for trading sea fans & monitor lizards

Karnataka forest department officials in Bagalkot district have arrested four persons for trading sea fans (gorgonians) locally known as Indrajal and monitor lizards on Thursday.

11:46 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Karnataka among top five states with most Covid-19 tests

Karnataka is fifth among Indian states and union territories in Covid-19 testing rates, as per statistics issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). As per the latest report, the State records 51,419 tests per million as opposed to the national average of 37,602 (as on September 7).

While Delhi tops the list with 90,173 coronavirus tests done per million, the next three on the list are Andhra Pradesh (80,117), Tamil Nadu (70,776), and Kerala (53,953).

Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar recently said that the State is working towards achieving the goal of conducting one lakh Covid-19 tests on a daily basis. However, the total tests done on Wednesday across Karnataka — according to the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services — was 70,322. The state has done a cumulative 35,31,441 tests to date.

11:45 (IST)10 Sep 2020
No sale, marketing of China-made products for Mysore Dasara: CM Yediyurappa

CM Yediyuappa directed top government officials involved in conducting the celebrations not to allow sale and marketing of Chinese products in the city. He explained that such a step is taken to ensure that the State rises up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of being self-reliant and to support the Atmanirbhar programme of the central government.

This year's Mysore Dasara celebrations are scheduled to be held from October 17 to 27. An estimated 10 lakh people visit Mysuru every year during the festive season. Celebrations will be low-key in wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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09:04 (IST)10 Sep 2020
IMD sounds red alert in parts of Karnataka for September 11

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in parts of Karnataka for September 11.

According to CS Patil, Director of the IMD, Bengaluru, Coastal Karnataka is very likely to receive widespread rainfall from 9 to 13 September. “Uttara Kannada, Udupi & Dakshina Kannada very likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places with very heavy rainfall at isolated places, Red alert announced on Sept 11.” CS Patil said.

Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada are very likely to receive isolated heavy to very heavy rain, Orange alert announced on 10 and 12 September; Yellow alert announced on 9 and 13 September. North interior Karnataka is likely to receive fairly widespread rain on 9 September and widespread on 10 to 13 September, IMD said in a statement.

“Belagavi, Dharwad, Haveri, Gadag, Bidar, Kalaburagi, Raichur are very likely to experience isolated heavy rainfall for which Yellow alert announced from 10 to 13 September. South Interior Karnataka is very likely to experience widespread rainfall from 9-13 September,” CS Patil added.

08:39 (IST)10 Sep 2020
MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan files police complaint over Kannada film drug scandal charge

Chamrajpet MLA, B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan,filed a police complaint on Wednesday against businessman Prashanth Sambargi for allegedly linking him to the Kannada film drug scandal.

Khan called Sambargi’s allegations derogatory and defamatory. Chamarajpet police have registered a non-cognisable report (NCR) following Khan’s complaint,according to Sanjeev M Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West). An officer said they would move the court for permission to register an FIR and take action accordingly.

Sambargi had alleged his links with the actor Sanjjanaa Galrani. Who was arrested by Central Crime Branch(CCB) police on Tuesday in connection with the Sandalwood drug case.

08:39 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Indira Gandhi Chair for environmental sciences to be set up in NIAS, Bengaluru

The Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust on Wednesday signed an MoU with the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) in Bengaluru to set up the Indira Gandhi Chair for Environmental Sciences.

Speaking on the occasion, former PM Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi recounted initiatives taken by former PM Indira Gandhi in the realm of science and technology.

Calling her “one of the builders of modern India”, Singh said, “Her tenure as the leader of this country over 16 years in two separate phases saw a great transformation within our country and in our neighbourhood.”

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08:38 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Hubballi railway station to get new name

Karnataka’s Hubballi railway station will soon be renamed as Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Railway Station- Hubballi.

Born in Bidar in 1836, Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji is believed to have achieved salvation in Hubballi in 1929. An exponent of Advaita philosophy, he was known for his simple living, and his thoughts.

Confirming the name change, the Ministry of Home Affairs informed the principal secretary to Karnataka Revenue Department that the Ministrt has no objection to the suggestion made by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.

The Karnataka government will soon issue a Gazette notification spelling the new name in Devanagari (Hindi), Roman (English) and regional languages after which the name change will become official, a South Western Railway (SWR) official explained.

08:37 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Enforcement Directorate attaches assets worth Rs 60 crore in Bengaluru

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth nearly Rs 60 crore of the Church of South India Trust Association (CSITA) in Bengaluru for alleged illegal transfer of land leased to it by the Defence Ministry.

In a statement, the ED said the attached assets are in the form of fixed deposits maintained and available with the State Bank of India and the action has been initiated under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA).

According to the ED, investigation was initiated on the basis of an FIR registered at Ashoknagar Police Station, Bengaluru, against the CSITA for allegedly “dishonestly” entering into an arrangement for transfer of the title of a piece of land measuring 7426.886 square metres belonging to the Ministry of Defence.

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08:37 (IST)10 Sep 2020
SC grants bail to 21 PFI men held for violence in Mangaluru anti-CAA stir

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to 21 alleged members of the Popular Front of India (PFI), arrested for arson and violence during the anti-CAA protests in Mangaluru on December 19, 2019.

Hearing an appeal by Karnataka, the apex court had, on March 6, stayed the bail order of a single judge of state High Court.

Granting them the relief, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, however, made it clear that the “observations of the High Court on question of fact and law (in the bail order) are obviously made prima facie and shall not affect the trial”.

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08:36 (IST)10 Sep 2020
BJP govt has taken decision to root out drug mafia: BSY’s son

The BJP government in Karnataka intends to root out the drug mafia in the state and will not go soft on it, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s son and state BJP vice-president B Y Vijayendra said Wednesday. Vijayendra’s comments came after two top Kannada actors associated with politicians — Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani — were arrested as part of police investigations into the drug mafia. Dwivedi had campaigned for the BJP in the two of the 15 seats that went to bypolls in December 2019, including the K R Pet constituency — an election directly supervised by Vijayendra.

Since Dwivedi’s arrest, former chief minister and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy has claimed his coalition government with the Congress was ousted using drug and cricket betting money.
At a media interaction Wednesday in south Karnataka’s Chamarajnagar region, Vijayendra said, “There is no question of protecting anyone in the drug case or going soft on anyone… The BJP government headed by CM Yediyurappa, and the home minister, have taken a firm decision to root out the drug mafia.

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08:34 (IST)10 Sep 2020
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The Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust on Wednesday signed an MoU with the National Ins (NIAS) in Bengaluru to set up the Indira Gandhi Chair for Environmental Sciences.

Speaking on the occasion, former PM Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi recounted initiatives taken by former PM Indira Gandhi in the realm of science and technology.

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Calling her “one of the builders of modern India”, Singh said, "Her tenure as the leader of this country over 16 years in two separate phases saw a great transformation within our country and in our neighbourhood."

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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