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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus March 9 Highlights: State reports 436 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News March 9 Highlights: Out of the 6,815 active cases, 6,699 patients are stable and in isolation at designated hospitals, while 116 are in Intensive Care Units.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: March 10, 2021 8:51:58 am
If the strict restrictions were imposed, as recommended, the report said the wave of infection will reach its peak by end of March 2021 and the count of the serious patients will remain only about 29 per cent of the serious patient count in September 2020. (Representational)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News March 9 Highlights: Karnataka on Monday reported 436 new COVID-19 cases and five related fatalities, taking the total tally to 9,55,451 and the death toll to 12,367. The day also saw 478 patients getting discharged after recovery. Out of the 436 fresh cases reported on Monday, 287 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone, according to health department.

“Cumulatively, 9,55,451 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,367 deaths and 9,36,250 discharges,” the Health department said in its bulletin. Out of the 6,815 active cases, 6,699 patients are stable and in isolation at designated hospitals, while 116 are in Intensive Care Units.

Bengaluru Urban accounted for four deaths, while the other fatality was reported from Mysuru

Among districts, Kalaburagi came behind Bengaluru Urban with 22 cases Udupi 18, Dakshina Kannada 14, Tumakuru 12, followed by others. Bengaluru Urban district topped the list of positive cases with a total of 4,08,312, followed by Mysuru 54,209 and Ballari 39,317. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban was on top with 3,98,808, followed by Mysuru 53,041 and Ballari 38,656.

A total of over 1,93,61,547 samples have been tested so far, out of which 56,445 were tested on Monday alone.

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13:53 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Karnataka ACB searches residences of 9 civil officials in disproportionate assets cases

Karnataka Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials are conducting searches in 28 places in 11 districts against nine government officers in connection with disproportionate assets.

The searches are being conducted by a team of 52 officers and 174 staff of the ACB, under the supervision of Range SP’s, ACB said in a statement on Tuesday morning.

The searches are underway in Chikkaballapura, Belagavi, Mysuru, Yadgiri, Bengaluru and Devengere districts. ACB officials said searches are underway in all their residences and offices, apart from the residences of some of their relatives. ACB sleuths have recovered valuables which include movable and immovable properties, gold and silver jewellery.

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12:32 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Karnataka sex CD scandal: Ramesh Jarkiholi calls video ‘political conspiracy’, knew about it 4 months ago

Days after the alleged sex scandal came to light, former Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi alleged that the video is a part of a “political conspiracy” against him.

In a press conference at his residence this morning, Jarkiholi said, “The video and CD are fake and it is a conspiracy against me. I am innocent,” he said with tears rolling down his eyes. “I knew about the CD four months ago and it was discussed a couple of times with my brother (Balachandra Jarkiholi) that I have done nothing wrong,” he added.

"The person in the video is not me. I was informed by the high command that such allegations might be leveled against me and advised to take legal help. Even then I said I will fight the allegations,” Jarkiholi added.

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11:49 (IST)09 Mar 2021
HSR layout to face power cuts till March 20

There will be no power supply in HSR layout area between 10 am to till March 20.

The areas to be affected are HSR Layout Sector 2, 19th main road, HSR Layout Sector 7, 4th main and surrounding areas on March 9; HSR Club backside and nearby areas on March 10, according to Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom). 

Bescom said in a release that the power cut in HSR layout is due to the cable conversion work by Bescom.

09:48 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Karnataka ACB raids nine civil officials in disproportionate assets cases

ACB officials are conducting raids and search in 28 places against nine officers in 11 districts, related to disproportionate of assets. The raids are being conducted by a team of 52 officers and 174 staff of ACB under the supervision of Range SPs, ACB said. 

Raids are being conducted in Chikkaballapura, Belagavi, Mysuru, Yadgiri, Bengaluru and Devengere districts.

09:43 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Karnataka Covid-19 Wrap: State reports 436 new cases five deaths

Karnataka on Monday reported 436 new Covid-19 cases and five related fatalities, taking the total tally to 9,55,451 and the death toll to 12,367.

The day also saw 478 patients getting discharged after recovery. Out of the 436 fresh cases reported on Monday, 287 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone, according to health department.

“Cumulatively 9,55,451 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,367 deaths and 9,36,250 discharges,” the health department said in its bulletin.

Out of the 6,815 active cases, 6,699 patients are stable and in isolation at designated hospitals, while 116 are in Intensive Care Units. Bengaluru Urban accounted for four deaths, while the other fatality was reported from Mysuru.

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09:23 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Pink vaccine centre in Karnataka

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Karnataka launched a Pink vaccination booth for women on Monday. The Karnataka government decided to set up one such vaccination booth, to be manned by women for women, in each district, officials said.

On Monday, a pink Covid-19 vaccination booth at the C V Raman Hospital in Bengaluru was inugrated by Health Minister K Sudhakar. The bedsheets, curtains and the table cloths at the booth too were of pink colour. Speaking on the occasion, Sudhakar underlined the need to create awareness among people against disparity and atrocity towards women.

“There is a need to create awareness among the people against disparity and atrocity towards women. Women are excelling in all fields. They have a greater contribution in India’s freedom struggle as well. But till today, we have not realised the dream of completely removing the disparity against women. There are still cases of atrocity and exploitation of women. It is necessary to create awareness on gender equality and women rights. Women also need to be aware of the women friendly laws,” he said.

“We have target to achieve zero mortality rate in new born and mothers. We need to concentrate more on North Karnataka in this matter. There are schemes like Matru Vandana, Suraksha etc. Asha Karyakartas working in health department have a major role in taking the health services to remote areas,” said the minister.

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09:04 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Karnataka Budget: No new taxes for common people, says CM Yediyurappa

Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday presented the state Budget and while admitting that it has been formulated in a most-difficult situation, said that the state government will not be levying any new taxes.

Yediyurappa, who presented his third budget as the Chief Minister, allocated Rs 24,6207 crore as against the state budget of Rs 22,9925 crore, registering an increase of over 7%. “Economic activities in the state had come to a standstill due to natural calamities, floods and the Covid-19 pandemic. Revenue collection was adversely affected by the lockdowns that were imposed. Despite the unenviable situation, I have ensured that all the committed expenditure like salary, pension, loan repayment etc. was provided for. Also, I have provided funds for developmental activities as well,” he said, while presenting the budget at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.

He added, “Against the budgeted estimates, we are expecting to spend at least 94% of the total expenditure. This is the result of strict fiscal discipline in the initial months of the Financial Year and recovery of the state’s economy in the last quarter. From such points of financial constraints, this is a balanced budget bringing relief in a difficult situation.”

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08:32 (IST)09 Mar 2021
Karnataka Budget: Bengaluru gets Rs 7,795 crore for development

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, in his Budget speech, announced a total allocation of Rs 7,795 crore in the year 2021-22 for the development of Bengaluru city.

“Bengaluru is an extremely fast-growing city in the world. To suit this, our government has given priority to provide required infrastructural facilities and excellent quality of life. It is a matter of pride that Bengaluru tops the Ease of Living Index that was released by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs,” Yediyurappa said.

He added, “The ‘Bengaluru Mission 2022-Bengalurige Navachaitanya’ programme, which formulates an easy transport facility, scientific waste disposal, augmenting green cover and excellent service facilities, is being implemented. Further, our government is also committed to providing better health and education facilities.”

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08:18 (IST)09 Mar 2021
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A pink COVID-19 booth in Bengaluru.

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Karnataka launched a Pink vaccination booth for women on Monday. The Karnataka government decided to set up one such vaccination booth, to be manned by women for women, in each district, officials said.

On Monday, a pink COVID-19 vaccination booth at the C V Raman Hospital in Bengaluru was inaugurated by Health Minister K Sudhakar. The bed sheets, curtains and the table cloths at the booth too were in pink colour. Speaking on the occasion, Sudhakar underlined the need to create awareness among people against disparity and atrocity towards women.

“All women staffed Pink booth has been inaugurated on International women’s day. We have already started to give Covid vaccines at PHCs and will deliver 1 lakh vaccines per day soon,” he added.

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COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp - +91 97777 77684, Voice call - 080 45451111 | 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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