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Karnataka Bengaluru November 30 Highlights: State reports 1,291 fresh Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News November 30 Highlights: According to the health department bulletin, cumulatively, 8,83,899 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state and these included 11,765 deaths and 8,47,612 discharges.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: December 1, 2020 8:13:14 am
Bengaluru, COVID-19, Covid testA total of 1.05 lakh tests were done on Sunday, taking the cumulative number of specimens examined so far to 1.10 crore. (PTI)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News November 30 Highlights: Karnataka on Sunday reported 1,291 fresh Covid-19 cases and 15 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 8,83,899 and the toll to 11,765, the state health department said.

The day also saw 1,530 patients getting discharged after recovery, while active cases in the state is 24,503. Bengaluru urban reported 686 cases and 10 deaths, followed by Dakshina Kannada and Mandya with 48 cases each.

According to the health department bulletin, cumulatively, 8,83,899 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state and these included 11,765 deaths and 8,47,612 discharges.

Meanwhile, 401 patients are undergoing treatment in Intensive Care Units (ICU) in various hospitals. A total of 1.05 lakh tests were done on Sunday, taking the cumulative number of specimens examined so far to 1.10 crore, the health department bulletin added.

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17:04 (IST)30 Nov 2020
Karnataka gram panchayat polls in two phases on December 22, 27

The Karnataka state election commission on Monday announced gram panchayat elections in two-phase polls to over 5,700 gram panchayats across 30 districts in Karnataka.

The elections will be held on December 22 and December 27 across the state. Counting for both the phases will be held together on December 30. Karnataka Election Commissioner B. Basavaraju said “the decision was taken in the light of COVID -19, the model code of conduct for elections will come into force with immediate effect.”

“Polling will be done between 7 am to 5 pm in both phases. People who are COVID positive are allowed to vote in the last hour,” Basavaraju said.

According to the state election commission, as many as 45,128 polling booths will be set up, and about 2.7 lakh polling officials will be deployed to oversee elections. According to schedule, the last date for filing nomination will be December 11 and December 17 for first and second phase respectively, and polling will take place on December 22 and December 27. Dates for re-polling if necessary will be on December 24 and December 29. Counting will commence on December 30 from 8 a.m. and results would be declared the same day.

13:04 (IST)30 Nov 2020
IN PICS | Karnataka launches new platform for content and smart classrooms in govt colleges

The Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa Monday launched the Learning Management System (LMS) portal which will allow government college students to access content through a web-based platform or an app and study in smart classrooms.

The LMS system will be in place for over five lakh students in 430 first-grade colleges, 85 polytechnics and 14 government engineering colleges.

11:52 (IST)30 Nov 2020
‘No question of BJP fielding a Muslim’: Karnataka minister on Belagavi Lok Sabha bypoll

In a remark that is likely to stoke controversy, Karnataka Rural Development Minister KS Eshwarappa said “there is no question of us (BJP) fielding a Muslim” in the bye-election to the Belagavi Lok Sabha seat.

The Belagavi Lok Sabha seat fell vacant following the death of Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi due to COVID-19. The date for the bypoll is yet to be announced by the Election Commission

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Eshwarappa said that Belagavi is one of the centres of Hindutva. “We might give the party ticket to any community of Hindus. Whoever we might give it to maybe Lingayats, Kurubas, Vokkaligas, or Brahmins but there is no question of us giving tickets to Muslims in Belagavi,” he said.

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11:52 (IST)30 Nov 2020
Mangaluru: Second 'inflammatory' graffiti found in 3 days, probe intensified

Days after the Mangaluru police found graffiti hailing terror groups in a city neighbourhood, another such scrawling was spotted on Sunday. Officers said the probe to nab the culprits has been intensified.

According to the police, the latest graffiti was found on the wall of an old police outpost along Court Road. A senior police officer told indianexpress.com that the graffiti made references to "someone offending the Prophet."

The officer said, "Prima facie, this looks like the work of someone with the motive of creating enmity between communities and defacing public property. We have intensified the investigation. We are checking if the graffiti found on Friday morning has any connection with today’s. The culprits will be caught soon and shall be interrogated to ascertain the reason for doing this."

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11:51 (IST)30 Nov 2020
E-pass not mandatory for entering TN from Karnataka

With the Tamil Nadu government having extended lockdown in the state till December 30 with relaxations, travellers entering Tamil Nadu from Karnataka need not produce e-pass to enter the state henceforth.

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10:31 (IST)30 Nov 2020
Newly discovered frog species named after Bengaluru city

A type of burrowing frog discovered outside its natural habitat has been named after Bengaluru city.

Discovered in 2018 by Deepak P, an Assistant Professor at Mount Carmel College in the city, the amateur herpetologist had sent images of the frog to the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI). A phylogenetic study followed to confirm the discovery.

The team of researchers who named the frog species 'Sphaerotheca Bengaluru', say they want to highlight the gap in the documentation of amphibians from non-forested areas and the need for restoring frog habitats in Karnataka's capital. The frog was found in a barren tract of land near Rajankunte, on the outskirts of Bengaluru. 

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10:12 (IST)30 Nov 2020
Bengaluru police seize 400 leopard and 6 tiger nails; 4 arrested

Bengaluru police arrested four persons, including a woman, and recovered 400 leopard nails, six tiger nails, a blackbuck and jackal skin each, seven pangolin nails, two jungle cat paws and three sloth bear claws from them.

According to the police, two people arrested are from Hunsur near Nagarhole Tiger Reserve in Mysuru and the other two said they are from Madanapalle in Andhra Pradesh.

The suspects were taken into custody in Banashankari III Stage, South Bengaluru on Saturday when they were waiting for buyers, a senior police officer said.

09:53 (IST)30 Nov 2020
Bengaluru: Protest planned in support of farmer agitations in Delhi

Farmers in Karnataka will stage a protest in Bengaluru today in a bid to express solidarity to their counterparts from across the country holding agitations in Delhi. According to protesters assembling under the banner of 'Aikya Horata', which translates to United Struggle, several organisations of farmers, dailts, and labourers in Karnataka have announced support to the demonstrations planned in front of the Gandhi Statue in Maurya Circle.

"The Farmers-Dalits-Workers Aikya Horata protest on Monday (Nov 30) will be in solidarity with the farmers from across India facing police violence in Delhi," a statement issued by the organisers of the protest read.

Further, various farmer unions have also called for a massive protest in Bengaluru, on the lines of the same in Delhi, from December 7 when the winter session of the Karnataka legislative assembly is scheduled to begin.

09:19 (IST)30 Nov 2020
Software engineer booked for accessing, sharing child porn

A software engineer from Bengaluru was arrested for allegedly accessing and sharing child pornography. According to cybercrime sleuths of the Bengaluru City Police South Division, they were alerted of the accused from the CyberTipline, a centralised reporting system that finds online exploitation of children.

"The accused is a resident of Girinagar. Even though we have booked him under Section 67 (b) (Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material depicting children in sexually explicit acts) of the IT Act 2000, we will arrest him only after obtaining a report from the forensic lab after checking his laptop and mobile phone," a police officer said.

Earlier, the police had raided the accused's residence on November 25. "The CyberTipline team identified the accused and gave us a report on his internet activities along with the IP address, contact number, and residential address after which the action was taken," the officer explained.

08:42 (IST)30 Nov 2020
Planetarium reopens with new ticket rate

The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru, which was closed in March this year due to Covid-19 pandemic reopened earlier this month with revised entry fees.

According to Planetarium, the ticket rate for adults has increased to Rs 75, while the entry fee for children below 16 is Rs 50. For organised groups of schoolchildren, the ticket rate will be Rs 40 per head.

Public can find more information about latest shows in planetarium on website www.taralaya.org

08:35 (IST)30 Nov 2020
Kodagu: Minister R Ashok inaugurates Ponnampet taluk

Revenue Minister R. Ashok inaugurated the new taluk Ponnampet in Kodagu district w on Sunday at a simple programme held at Ponnampet Taluk Office.

Ponnampet taluk, has been carved out of Virajpet taluk, has come into official existence, months after the Gazette notification in this regard was made on July 3, 2020.

According to R Ashoka, taluk comprises Ponnampet, Srimangala, Hudikeri and Baalele, and 49 villages, 21 gram panchayats. It is spread over 1025 square km and has 1,01,157 population.

To build basic infrastructure Rs 25 lakh has been released and 12 new posts have been sanctioned.

08:25 (IST)30 Nov 2020
CM Yediyurappa plays it safe by publicly deferring decision to include Veerashaiva-Lingayat community in Union OBCs list

By making it public that he deferred the decision on recommending the inclusion of Veerashaiva-Lingayat community in the Union list for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) after the Centre's intervention, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has saved himself from the ire of the community, a strong support base for the BJP in the state. It was a call from Home Minister Amit Shah ahead of the Cabinet meeting that made Yediyurappa postpone the move.

With the BJP now rethinking its approach to sub-categorisation of the OBCs, a stand on inclusion of new castes in the list also has become a point of internal debate in the ruling party. A section of BJP leaders argue that the party should not support further categorisation of the caste groups so that it can keep its Hindu votes intact. So, the Chief Minister may have to wait for some time to get the green signal from the central leadership.

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08:20 (IST)30 Nov 2020
BWSSB ‘Sakala Saptaha’ from today

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) will be organising ‘Sakala Saptaha’ from November 30 to December 5 to create awareness about nine different services of BWSSB which are available under the Sakala scheme, said the board said in a press release.

"The details of the nine services of BWSSB under the Sakala scheme are available at the subdivision offices concerned of the maintenance zone", said the release.

Public can also visit the BWSSB website www.bwssb.gov.in for more details about ‘Sakala Saptaha’.

08:15 (IST)30 Nov 2020
Karnataka reports 1,291 fresh COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths

Karnataka on Sunday reported 1,291 fresh Covid-19 cases and 15 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 8,83,899 and the toll to 11,765, the state health department said.

The day also saw 1,530 patients getting discharged after recovery, while active cases in the state is 24,503. Bengaluru urban reported 686 cases and 10 deaths, followed by Dakshina Kannada and Mandya with 48 cases each.

According to the health department bulletin, cumulatively, 8,83,899 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state and these included 11,765 deaths and 8,47,612 discharges.

Meanwhile, 401 patients are undergoing treatment in Intensive Care Units (ICU) in various hospitals. A total of 1.05 lakh tests were done on Sunday, taking the cumulative number of specimens examined so far to 1.10 crore, the health department bulletin added.

08:14 (IST)30 Nov 2020
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water crisis, drought, chennai Public can also visit the BWSSB website www.bwssb.gov.in for more details about ‘Sakala Saptaha’. (PTI Photo/Representational)

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) will be organising ‘Sakala Saptaha’ from November 30 to December 5 to create awareness about nine different services of BWSSB which are available under the Sakala scheme, said the board said in a press release.

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"The details of the nine services of BWSSB under the Sakala scheme are available at the subdivision offices concerned of the maintenance zone."

Public can also visit the BWSSB website www.bwssb.gov.in for more details about ‘Sakala Saptaha’.

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