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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus March 3 Highlights: State reports 437 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News March 3 Highlights: Out of the 437 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, 282 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: March 4, 2021 8:19:18 am
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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News March 3 Highlights: Karnataka reported 437 new COVID-19 cases and seven related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,52,037 and the death toll to 12,343, the Health department said on Tuesday. The day also saw 309 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of the 437 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, 282 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone.

As of March 2 evening, cumulatively 9,52,037 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,343 deaths and 9,33,730 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. It said, out of 5,945 active cases, 5,829 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 116 are in ICU.

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18:15 (IST)03 Mar 2021
Man attempts self-immolation over Minister’s resignation

Peeved at the resignation by Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi owing to the sex-for-job scandal, a man on Wednesday tried to immolate himself in Gokak, 70 km from here.
 
The attempt was made during a protest by the Minister‘s supporters, police said.
 
As news spread about the Minister tendering his resignation, the supporters swarmed the Basaveshwara circle in Gokak. They burned tyres, raised slogans holding Jarkiholi’s photograph appealing to him not to resign as the charges, they said, were baseless and frivolous.
 
During the stir, one of the supporters poured petrol on his body and was about to set himself afire when the policemen reached there and took him into custody.

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17:15 (IST)03 Mar 2021
Police inquring based on complaint: Bommai on sexual harassment charge against Minister

Police will inquire into the allegations of sexual harassment against Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi based on the complaint, Karnataka Home Minister Basavraj Bommai said on Wednesday, even as opposition Congress demanded for his immediate resignation and registration of FIR.
 
Speaking to reporters here, Bommai said, “Whatever the complaint is there, based on the complaint we are doing the inquiry, as per law we are doing it.” Responding to a question on opposition demanding Jarkiholi’s resignation, he said, “our party will take a decision.”
 
Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwth Narayan said it was not right to comment on the issue without knowing facts, and it may be an allegation out of malice. “There is no clarity….complaint has been lodged, let the truth come out….without knowing truth it was not right to comment or pass judgements, it was not clear whether the allegations were made out of any malice, so no question of giving importance to it now,” he told the media.

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15:33 (IST)03 Mar 2021
Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi tenders resignation after sexual harassment allegations

Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi Wednesday submitted his resignation to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa following allegations of sexual harassment against him.

His resignation comes in the wake of purported video clips that showed Jarkiholi getting intimate with a young unidentified woman, and audio conversations between the two, being played on television channels, which created a controversy within the ruling BJP in the state. A social activist, Dinesh Kalahalli, who claimed he was authorised by the woman’s family, later filed a complaint with the Cubbon Park police in Bengaluru alleging that the woman in the video clips was enticed by the minister with the offer of a government job.

On Wednesday Jarkiholi who denied any wrongdoing submitted his resignation on moral grounds through his brother and BJP MLA Balachandra Jarkiholi demanded a CBI probe into the matter. “The allegations against me are far from the truth, an investigation is needed to prove the truth. Though I have faith of being proven innocent, I am submitting my resignation on moral grounds. Please accept my resignation,” the letter given to CM Yediyurappa by Jarkiholi stated.

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10:54 (IST)03 Mar 2021
Karnataka Budget session from tomorrow

The Budget session of Karnataka will start from Thursday said, Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri.

The Legislative Assembly will discuss the ‘One Nation, One Poll’ idea for two days (March 4 and 5)he said. “The House would meet for 19 days and the session would conclude on March 31,” he added.

Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, who also holds the Finance portfolio, will table the State Budget for 2021- ­22 on March 8. 

Kageri appealed to members of the Legislative Assembly to come prepared for the discussion on ‘One Nation, One Poll’ and said that a summary of the discussion would be sent to the Election Commission of India, President Ram Nath Kovind, and others. 

The session will be conducted with a host of safety measures to contain the spread of COVID­19, he said.

10:26 (IST)03 Mar 2021
Karnataka: Gearing up for 2023 polls, Congress announces statewide padyatra

Setting its eyes on the 2023 Assembly elections, the Congress in Karnataka will start a Jana Dhwani padayatra (‘march for people’s voice’) in at least 100 Assembly constituencies across the state from March 3.

Karnataka unit president D K Shivakumar Tuesday officially announced plans to undertake the ‘padayatra’ in constituencies where the Congress had lost in the 2018 polls.

In the next 10 months, Congress leaders will visit these constituencies to strengthen the party from its grassroots in an effort to win the 2023 Assembly elections.

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09:17 (IST)03 Mar 2021
Centre team visits state to assess COVID-19 situation

Three members Central team visited Karnataka Monday and Tuesday to assess the COVID situation in the state, state health department said.

“They have reviewed various screening, surveillance activities in the Bengaluru International Airport, visited Sambhram Institute of Management Studies, NIMHANS lab in Bengaluru and also visited Tumakuru district,” health department said.

According to the department, the team appreciated Karnataka’s efforts in COVID-19 management and vaccination and have emphasized the need for increased enforcement of Covid Appropriate Behaviour and increased vigilance at the border areas and districts.

08:27 (IST)03 Mar 2021
Karnataka reports 437 fresh cases, 7 deaths

Karnataka reported 437 new COVID-19 cases and seven related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,52,037 and the death toll to 12,343, the Health department said on Tuesday. The day also saw 309 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of the 437 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, 282 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone.

As of March 2 evening, cumulatively 9,52,037 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,343 deaths and 9,33,730 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. It said, out of 5,945 active cases, 5,829 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 116 are in ICU.

Among the seven deaths reported on Tuesday, 4 were from Bengaluru Urban, two from Mysuru and one from Tumakuru. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 282, followed by Dakshina Kannada (19), Bidar (16), Mysuru and Tumakuru (15) and Chitradurga (11) followed by others.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 4,06,129, followed by Mysuru (54,126) and Ballari (39,284). Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 3,97,430, followed by Mysuru (52,905) and Ballari (38,616).

A total of over 1,89,21,149 samples have been tested so far, out of which 64,247 were tested on Tuesday alone, and 5,349 among them were rapid antigen tests.

08:15 (IST)03 Mar 2021
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Among the seven deaths reported on Tuesday, 4 were from Bengaluru Urban, two from Mysuru and one from Tumakuru. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 282, followed by Dakshina Kannada (19), Bidar (16), Mysuru and Tumakuru (15) and Chitradurga (11) followed by others.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 4,06,129, followed by Mysuru (54,126) and Ballari (39,284). Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 3,97,430, followed by Mysuru (52,905) and Ballari (38,616).

A total of over 1,89,21,149 samples have been tested so far, out of which 64,247 were tested on Tuesday alone, and 5,349 among them were rapid antigen tests.

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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus March 2 Highlights

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