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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus June 13 Highlights: Yediyurappa visits MTR for breakfast in Bengaluru

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News June 13 Highlights: On Friday Karnataka reported 271 positive cases taking the total number of infections to 6,516. According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, seven patients succumbed to the infection.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: June 15, 2020 8:19:51 am
Yediyurappa, MTR, Bengaluru, Tejaswi Surya, R Ashoka Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus June 13 Highlights: Yediyurappa inaugurated various development projects in South Bengaluru on Saturday.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus June 13 Highlights: Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar on Friday said the experts have indicated a surge in COVID-19 cases in Karnataka after August 15.

“About 97 percent of over 3,000 active cases in the state are asymptomatic. Experts after studying the developments in other countries and states have said that there will be a surge in infections after August 15. The government is taking all precautionary measures in that direction,” Sudhakar said.

On Friday Karnataka reported 271 positive cases taking the total number of infections to 6,516. According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, seven patients succumbed to the infection. Of them, four were from Bengaluru. All the fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours were linked to either Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) or Influenza-like Illness (ILI), and the deceased were aged 48 years and above.

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16:40 (IST)13 Jun 2020
Bengaluru Central University renamed

The Karnataka government has proposed to rename Bengaluru Central University as Bengaluru City University. University Vice-Chancellor S. Japhet has been demanding the renaming of the university.

According to Law Minister JC Madhuswamy the decision was taken in the recent cabinet meeting. "There is another central university functioning under the Union ministry. To avoid confusion, we decided to rename the university,” Madhuswamy said.

13:53 (IST)13 Jun 2020
Unlock 1.0: Yediyurappa visits MTR hotel for breakfast

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa visits MTR - Bengaluru’s famous joint for breakfast along with Revenue minister R Ashoka and Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya. Yediyurappa also poses for a selfie with Tejasvi Surya in the hotel.

Yediyurappa inaugurated various development projects in South Bengaluru on Saturday.

13:02 (IST)13 Jun 2020
Karnataka government proposes amendments to Land Reforms Act

The Karnataka government has proposed significant amendments to the state Land Reforms Act, 1961, to allow non-agriculturists to acquire farmland, while also modifying a section of the law which imposes ceilings on land holdings.

The B S Yediyurappa government has decided to amend the Act to repeal Sections 63-A, 79-A, B and C, which imposed ceilings on land ownership while restricting purchase of agricultural land on the basis of income and vocation by non-agriculturists.

Following the Cabinet meeting on Thursday, Revenue Minister R Ashok and Law Minister J C Madhuswamy—who earlier this year piloted a Bill to amend the Land Reforms Act to allow industries to sell agricultural land allotted to them—said that an amendment to allow non-agriculturists to own farmland would be introduced in the next session of the Assembly.

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12:20 (IST)13 Jun 2020
BMTC fixed a fine of Rs. 500 for its staff who fail to wear masks

After one of its employees tested positive for COVID19, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has fixed a fine of Rs. 500 for drivers and conductors who fail to wear masks.

The corporation issued a circular to its employees, warning that any driver or conductor seen without a mask will pay Rs 500 as fine for the first violation and face serious action for repeating the offence.

According to officials, BMTC inspectors will conduct surprise checks on buses to enforce the new rules. On Thursday, a driver-cum-conductor from Depot 24, KR Puram, tested positive for Covid-19.

11:43 (IST)13 Jun 2020
Karnataka RS candidates elected unanimously

All four candidates, whose nominations were validated by the Election Commission, were elected unanimously to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka on Friday.

The newly elected MPs include former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) chief H D Deve Gowda, veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s nominees Ashok Gasti and Iranna Kadadi.

Returning Officer M S Vishalakshi announced the result a week prior to the polling day scheduled by the EC, as the number of valid nominations did not exceed the vacancies in the Rajya Sabha from the state.

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10:59 (IST)13 Jun 2020
Karnataka recorded highest single-day spike on Friday

As Karnataka continued to see a substantial rise in the number of fresh coronavirus cases, the state on Friday recorded the highest single-day spike in the number of fatalities. According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, seven patients succumbed to the infection. Of them, four were from Bengaluru.

All the fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours were linked to either Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) or Influenza-like Illness (ILI), and the deceased were aged 48 years and above.

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09:40 (IST)13 Jun 2020
Amulya Leona out of prison

Amulya Noronha Leona(19), who was held on charges of sedition for saying “Pakistan Zindabad” at an anti-CAA protest in February, walked out of the Bengaluru Central Prison in Parappana Agrahara, on Friday after she was granted bail. A magistrate’s court granted the college student “default bail” since the state had failed to file the chargesheet within the stipulated time period.

Police in Bengaluru were due to file a chargesheet on May 20, when the 90-day period since her arrest ended, but did so only on June 3. The delay enabled Amulya’s advocates to move a plea under section 167(2) of the CrPC, under which those arrested are entitled to bail at the end of 60/90 days given to the police for investigation — if a chargesheet is not filed by then.

Amulya, an orator often invited to anti-CAA rallies, was arrested in Bengaluru on the evening of February 20 after she started a speech by saying “Pakistan Zindabad”. Her friends later said she was trying to convey a message of universal humanity by hailing all nations, including India, as reflected in her social media posts.

Also Read | Explained: Who is Amulya Leona, the girl arrested in Karnataka for ‘pro-Pakistan’ slogans?

08:36 (IST)13 Jun 2020
CCB office sealed after a suspect tests positive for Covid-19

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) headquarters in Bengaluru was sealed for 72 hours on Friday after a man arrested in a cheating case tested positive for Covid-19.

The suspect was lodged in the lockup at the CCB headquarters located at Briand Circle, West Bengaluru. According to the Senior police officer, all the eight police officials who were involved in arresting the suspect are in quarantine.

The BBMP has started fumigating the CCB headquarters and its surroundings. The suspect was among four people arrested four days ago for cheating Ola by booking fake trips.

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08:26 (IST)13 Jun 2020
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With 36 fresh cases and four deaths reported on Friday, Bengaluru now has 116 active containment zones within BBMP limits.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar Friday urged the citizens of Bengaluru to continue to be vigilant in order to avoid further spread of the coronavirus. “Being the fourth most populous city in India, Bengaluru has been successful in containing the spread of virus. I urge people to keep up the fight, continue vigil and together with Corona-warriors, we can defeat the virus,” he said.

READ | Chargesheet filed in Mangaluru airport bomb planting case

With 36 fresh cases and four deaths reported on Friday, Bengaluru now has 116 active containment zones within BBMP limits.

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

READ | Teen CAA protester Amulya gets ‘default bail’ in lower court

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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First published on: 13-06-2020 at 08:23:49 am