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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus February 15 Highlights: State reports 414 Covid-19 infections, 2 fatalities

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News February 15 Highlights: As many as 486 people were discharged after being cured of the virus, as the cumulative recoveries rose to 9,27,150.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: February 16, 2021 8:44:41 am
COVID-19 test, Coronavirus testA total of 1.70 crore samples have been tested so far, with 60,876 on Sunday. (PTI)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News February 15 Highlights: Karnataka on Sunday reported 414 COVID-19 cases and two deaths, taking the total number of infections and toll to just over 9.45 lakh and 12,265 respectively, the health department said.

As many as 486 people were discharged after being cured of the virus, as the cumulative recoveries rose to 9,27,150, leaving 5,836 active cases.

Bengaluru Urban district accounted for 241 of the fresh cases, Dakshina Kannada came next with 24 and Mysuru 21, while the remaining was scattered over the state.

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18:21 (IST)15 Feb 2021
IN PICS | Students, citizens protest against Disha Ravi's arrest at Bengaluru's Mysore Bank Circle

17:19 (IST)15 Feb 2021
AAP calls Disha Ravi’s arrest ‘extra-judicial abduction’, demands immediate release

The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday termed the arrest of 22-year-old environment activist Disha Ravi as an “extra-judicial abduction” and an “unprecedented attack on democracy,” and demanded her immediate release.

“Arrest of 21 yr old Disha Ravi is an unprecedented attack on Democracy. Supporting our farmers is not a crime,” AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

Addressing a press conference, AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha quoted the Supreme Court as having said in a recent judgment that “deprivation of liberty even for a single day is one day too many”. The SC had made the observation in November 2020 while pulling up the Bombay High Court over its handling of a plea of Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case.

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16:12 (IST)15 Feb 2021
Greta Thunberg toolkit case: After Disha Ravi’s arrest, warrant out for Nikita Jacob, Shantanu

A day after Disha Ravi‘s arrest, the Delhi Police on Monday issued non-bailable warrants against two activisits in connection with the ‘toolkit’ on farmer protests, which was shared on Twitter by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.

A Delhi Police Spokesperson said, “We issued NBWs against Nikita Jacob and Shantanu. The Cyber Unit of Special Cell found their involvement in the toolkit case. We’ll soon make arrests.” Jacob, an advocate, has moved a plea before the Bombay High Court seeking transit anticipatory bail for four weeks. She has also sought interim protection from any coercive steps by the police and a copy of the FIR filed against her. The matter will be heard tomorrow.

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15:18 (IST)15 Feb 2021
Selection trials for Army Boys Sports Company to be held on Feb 22

The selection trials for the Army Boys Sports Company is scheduled to be held in Bengaluru on February 22. The trials will be held at KV Ground, Madras Engineer Group and Centre at 9 am.

Trials will be held for hockey, swimming, boxing and sailing.

14:27 (IST)15 Feb 2021
Arrest of Disha Ravi unprecedented attack on democracy: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday called the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi in the toolkit document case an "unprecedented attack on democracy". 

The 21-year-old activist was arrested on Saturday from Bengaluru for being allegedly involved in sharing the "toolkit" related to the farmer's protest on social media.

"Arrest of 21 yr old Disha Ravi is an unprecedented attack on Democracy. Supporting our farmers is not a crime," Kejriwal tweeted. (PTI)

13:16 (IST)15 Feb 2021
'Anyone who has anti-national thoughts must be eradicated’: Anil Vij on Disha Ravi’s arrest

Referring to the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi by the Delhi police, Haryana minister Anil Vij Monday said that anyone who has anti-national thoughts must be eradicated. Disha, a 21-year-old climate activist from Bengaluru, was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell Saturday for links to a farmers’ protest toolkit tweeted by teenage global climate activist Greta Thunberg.

“Those who have anti-national thoughts in their mind must be completely eradicated. Be it Disha Ravi or anyone else,” tweeted Vij.

Ravi’s arrest has triggered a war of words between the ruling BJP and the opposition.

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11:11 (IST)15 Feb 2021
Farmers toolkit case: Aarey to EIA, Goa to Dehra Dun, Disha Ravi part of many climate causes

In an interview last year to US author and professor Gayle Kimball, who is compiling a book on Gen Z girl climate activists, Indian climate activist Disha A Ravi, 22, weighed in on a question on whether protests and activism is a part of Indian culture.

“In India, protests are a part of life since the Indian freedom struggle was rooted in peaceful protests. There are a lot of protests on humanitarian issues and religious issues and protests are very ingrained in Indian society. Social media has helped in recent days,” said the business administration graduate, who was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell Saturday for links to a farmers’ protest toolkit put out by the teenage global climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Disha, who wanted to pursue a career in finance, had been vocal about environment issues long before she graduated from Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru in 2018. Her social media profile shows she supported campaigns of Green Peace in her early college days and many of her friends are people who describe themselves as eco-feminists, campaigners against abuse of women and social activists.

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10:05 (IST)15 Feb 2021
Greta Thunberg farm protest toolkit: Delhi Police arrests 22-year-old Disha Ravi, calls her key to foreign hand

The Delhi Police’s first arrest in the high-profile case of sedition and criminal conspiracy registered 10 days ago over a toolkit tweeted by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on the farmers’ protest is a 22-year-old woman from Bengaluru — a move that has been slammed by Opposition leaders as “shocking” and “atrocious”.
 
Police said they took Disha Ravi, who is an environmental activist, into custody in Bengaluru Saturday afternoon and “formally arrested” her in Delhi Sunday. They produced her in a Delhi court, which remanded her in police custody for five days — two less than what the prosecution had wanted.
 
During the hearing at the Patiala House Court before Metropolitan Magistrate Dev Saroha, Ravi broke down and told the court that she was not part of any conspiracy or group. “I was just supporting farmers…because they are our future…they are the ones who are providing us with our food and we all need to eat,” she said, adding that she did not create the toolkit and only made two edits to the document.

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08:57 (IST)15 Feb 2021
Bengaluru airport exports 2.73 lakh kilogram of roses

273,000 kgs of roses were exported to 41 destinations by Bengaluru airport during the Valentines season said Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL).

This included 6.4 million stems to international destinations like Singapore, London, Kuala Lumpur, Auckland etc and 2.6 million stems to domestic destinations like Kolkata, Delhi, Bagdogra, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad etc.

Bengaluru and Hosur in Tamil Nadu  are the major hubs of flower cultivation and the Garden City is one of the largest exporters of roses in India.

08:27 (IST)15 Feb 2021
Karnataka reports 414 covid 19 infections, 2 fatalities

Karnataka on Sunday reported 414 COVID-19 cases and two deaths, taking the total number of infections and toll to just over 9.45 lakh and 12,265 respectively, the health department said. As many as 486 people were discharged after being cured of the virus, as the cumulative recoveries rose to 9,27,150, leaving 5,836 active cases.

Bengaluru Urban district accounted for 241 of the fresh cases, Dakshina Kannada came next with 24 and Mysuru 21, while the remaining was scattered over the state.

Cumulatively 9,45,270 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,265 deaths and 9,27,150 discharges, the bulletin said. Of the active cases, 132 are in Intensive Care Units.

One death was reported in Benglauru Urban and the other in Kalaburagi. Four of the 31 districts -- Bagalkote, Ramanagara, Haveri and Shivamogga -- reported nil infections and fatalities.

A total of 1.70 crore samples have been tested so far, with 60,876 on Sunday, the bulletin said.

It said only 44 out of the total of 1,864 Covid warriors were vaccinated Sunday.

08:18 (IST)15 Feb 2021
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Good morning!
Welcome to the live blog from Bengaluru where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccination drive, COVID-19, lockdown 6.0, unlock phase 6, BBMP and more across Bengaluru and Karnataka. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time. 

Cumulatively 9,45,270 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,265 deaths and 9,27,150 discharges, the bulletin said.

Of the active cases, 132 are in Intensive Care Units.

One death was reported in Benglauru Urban and the other in Kalaburagi. Four of the 31 districts -- Bagalkote, Ramanagara, Haveri and Shivamogga -- reported nil infections and fatalities.

A total of 1.70 crore samples have been tested so far, with 60,876 on Sunday, the bulletin said.

It said only 44 out of the total of 1,864 Covid warriors were vaccinated Sunday.

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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