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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus March 12 Highlights: State reports 783 cases, two deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News March 12 Highlights: A total of 73,101 tests were done on Thursday with 68,466 of them using the RT-PCR method, taking the total tests done so far to 1.96 crore.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: March 15, 2021 8:12:39 am
COVID-19 vaccine, Coronavirus vaccination Officials said that majority of the healthcare and frontline workers of the Army, which include officers and personnel, have received first doses and administration of second doses is also in progress as per the norms. (Representational)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News March 12 Highlights: Karnataka on Thursday reported 783 positive cases , taking the infection count to 9,51,600 and two more deaths took the COVID-19 death toll to 12,336, the health department said. According to a bulletin, 9,37,353 people have been discharged cumulatively so far including 406 on Thursday.

There were 7,831 active cases in the state which includes 110 in the intensive care units, the department added.

Active cases stood at 5,824 on March 1 and has been climbing steadily since then. Maximum cases of the day in the state was contributed by Bengaluru urban district, which reported 492 infections whereas both the deaths happened in the city while rest of the districts reported zero coronavirus related deaths.

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18:33 (IST)12 Mar 2021
Bengaluru airport launches India’s first dedicated express cargo terminal

The Bengaluru airport on Friday launched India’s first dedicated Express Cargo Terminal, exclusively for export and import of international couriers.

According to airport authorities, the cargo operations at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru are set to get bigger and better with the operationalisation of the Express Cargo Terminal.

The Express cargo terminal developed by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) at the 200,000 sq.ft. built-to-suit facility will house leading global express courier organisations such as DHL Express and FedEx Express.

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18:25 (IST)12 Mar 2021
State Health Minister receives first dose of vaccine

Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar took the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination at Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru today.

Speaking after taking the jab, Minster appealed to all senior citizens and eligible persons to register themselves and get vaccinated at the earliest.

The minister also urged everyone to educate and encourage others and join hands in making India and Karnataka Covid-19 free.

17:34 (IST)12 Mar 2021
Bengaluru airport launches India’s first dedicated express cargo terminal

The Bengaluru airport on Friday launched India’s first dedicated Express Cargo Terminal, exclusively for export and import of international couriers.

According to airport authorities, the cargo operations at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru are set to get bigger and better with the operationalisation of the Express Cargo Terminal.  

The Express cargo terminal developed by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) at the 200,000 sq.ft. built-to-suit facility will house leading global express courier organisations such as DHL Express and FedEx Express. 

“Express Industry Council of India (EICI) will operate the Common-User Express Terminal for other courier companies. The Common-user Terminal will add impetus to Bengaluru’s already strong e-commerce base. The Terminal will have a dedicated space for Customs offices, and direct access to both Landside and Airside,” BIAL said in a statement.

16:35 (IST)12 Mar 2021
WATCH: Karnataka Chief Minister receives first dose of covid vaccine

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Victoria hospital in Bengaluru.

13:24 (IST)12 Mar 2021
‘Providing support to both parties, delivery executive had highest rating’: Zomato on alleged attack in Bengaluru

Days after Hitesha Chandranee, a woman in Bengaluru, accused a Zomato delivery executive of assaulting and injuring her, the co-founder of the food delivery app, has said that the company is providing “all possible support” to both the alleged victim and the delivery partner to ensure that “both sides of the story come to light”.
 
“We are in constant touch with Hitesha, covering her medical expenses, and helping her with the proceeding,” Zomato CEO and co-founder Deepinder Goyal said in a statement. “We are also in touch with Kamaraj (the delivery executive), extending all possible support to make sure both sides of the story come to light and that due process is followed in the spirit of fairness.”
 
Addressing the incident, Goyal said that while Kamaraj’s services had been temporarily suspended, Zomato is “covering his earnings in the interim while there is an active police investigation”.

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10:04 (IST)12 Mar 2021
IMA scam victims may get some money from March 12

More than a year after I Monetary Advisory (IMA) Group of Companies fraud came to light in the year 2019, the investors, who lost their money, can get some of their funds back. 

The competent authority that is overseeing the disbursal of funds announced on Thursday that a maximum of Rs 50,000 would be transferred to all the eligible persons.

In a press release, Harsh Gupta, special officer and competent authority for IMA case said, “Payment to those who can be covered in the approximately Rs 5 crore available with the competent authority will be made on March 12.”

Applicants can check the status of their claim verification and payment on the website imaclaims.karanataka.gov.in, press release added.

09:58 (IST)12 Mar 2021
Two day seminar on Gopalakrishna Adiga

A two­-day national seminar on Kannada poet M. Gopalakrishna Adiga will be held from March 12 at Jain Deemed to be University campus on J.C. Road, in Bengaluru.  

According to Karnataka Sahitya academy, the seminar is being organised to mark the birth centenary celebration of the late poet. 

Gopalakrishna Adiga was a modern Kannada poet who was known by some commentators as the "pioneer of New style" poetry.

08:51 (IST)12 Mar 2021
Karnataka govt sets up panel to examine fresh quota demands

The Karnataka government has constituted a three-member commission headed by a retired high court judge to examine new demands for reservation from various caste groups in the state, effectively buying time for Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to resolve the issue.

“As per the Cabinet decision to resolve the demands for reservation by various castes under constitutional and legal norms, a three-member committee is being constituted under the chairmanship of retired high court judge Subhash Adi,” Yediyurappa announced on Wednesday following the issuance order to constitute the committee.

The committee was constituted even as Yediyurappa has come under intense pressure from his own party member and MLA Basavaraj Patil Yatnal to decide on a demand for inclusion of the Panchamasali Lingayat community – a sub-sect of the Veerashaiva Lingayat community to which Yediyurappa also belongs – in the OBC quota of 15 per cent reservation in the state.

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08:40 (IST)12 Mar 2021
Power disruption on March 18, 22 and 25

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) in a release said there will be power disruptions on March 18, 22 and 25 from 11 am to 4.30 pm in  F10 Feeder of 66/11kV NGEF station: Krishnayanapalya, NGEF Circle, Kasturinagar and surrounding areas, and Sadanandanagar and surrounding areas due to the  work of conversion of overhead lines to underground lines in  66/11kV NGEF station.

For further details, the release said customers can call 1912 for lodging complaints. Consumers can also send an SMS to 5888 or login to Bescom website (www.bescom.org) to know about the interruptions in power supply.

08:18 (IST)12 Mar 2021
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Cumulatively, Bengaluru has reported 4,09,655 infections, 4,514 deaths, 3,99,315 discharges, including 191 on Thursday, and 5,825 active cases. There was zero infection and zero fatality in Haveri whereas, one infection and zero fatality was reported in Kolar, Koppal and Ramanagar.

A total of 73,101 tests were done on Thursday with 68,466 of them using the RT-PCR method, taking the total tests done so far to 1.96 crore, the department added.

On Thursday, 9,344 people were vaccinated including the first dose to 7,388 general public. There were no instance of adverse event following immunization (AEFIs), the department added.

Here are a few contacts that might come in handy for you in emergency situations:

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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