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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus January 25 Highlights: State reports 573 new Covid cases, four fatalities

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News January 25 Highlights: Most of the cases and deaths occurred in Bengaluru urban district alone with 306 fresh infections and two fatalities.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: January 26, 2021 8:01:52 am
COVID-19 test, Coronavirus testThe cases include 9,16,325 discharges including 401 on Sunday and 7,510 active cases including 155 patients in the ICU. Express Photo: Praveen Khanna

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News January 25 Highlights: Karnataka on Sunday reported as many as 573 fresh coronavirus cases and four more deaths which took the total infections and fatalities to 9.36 lakh and 12,197 respectively.

The cases include 9,16,325 discharges including 401 on Sunday and 7,510 active cases including 155 patients in the ICU.

Most of the cases and deaths occurred in Bengaluru urban district alone with 306 fresh infections and two fatalities. Cumulatively, the city has reported 3,97,133 infections, 4,378 deaths, 3,87,763 discharges, including 163 on Sunday, and 4991 active cases.

According to the health bulletin, 42 infections were reported in Dakshina Kannada, 31 in Tumakuru, 27 in Mysuru, 19 in Chikkaballapura, 18 in Belagavi, 17 in Udupi, 16 in Kalaburagi, 15 in Hassan and 10 in Davangere. Cases were also reported in Ballari, Bengaluru Rural, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Gadag, Kodagu, Mandya, Shivamogga and Uttara Kannada.

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18:27 (IST)25 Jan 2021
Republic Day event will be low-key in Bengaluru; see list of traffic diversions

In wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, public will not be allowed to attend the Republic Day event at the Manekshaw Parade Ground in Central Bengaluru, said BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad.
 
“Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we have decided to celebrate Republic Day in a simple manner this year. The public will be barred from the event and there will be no cultural programmes,” Manjunath Prasad added.
 
The KSRP, CRPF, BSF, traffic police, fire and emergency services, dog squad and the police band will be among the 21 marching contingents, comprising 750 personnel, taking part in the event on Tuesday.
 
Governor Vajubhai Vala will hoist the national flag and receive the guard of honour. According to the commissioner, the entire event will conclude in 40 minutes.The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has made arrangements for the live streaming of the event.

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17:29 (IST)25 Jan 2021
CCTV footage shows leopard roaming around parking area of Bengaluru apartment complex

A leopard was spotted at an apartment complex in Bengaluru’s Bannerghatta Road on Saturday, creating panic among the residents of the society. The forest department is yet to capture the animal.

The CCTV camera footage accessed from the Prestige Song of the South apartment showed the big cat roaming near one of the parking areas of the complex early Saturday morning. The security guards and residents then immediately alerted the forest and police department officials who are still trying to capture the leopard.

The officials suspect that the animal, which came from the nearby Bannerghatta National Park, is hiding in the 10-acre land, next to the apartment.

Speaking to Indianexpress.com, G Venkatesh, assistant conservator of forests (Bengaluru Urban) said, “We have deployed 15 staff from the forest department for combing and they have made all preparations to tranquilise the leopard. We have directed the residents to keep their pets on a tight leash and avoid walking out late at night or early in the morning.”

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16:36 (IST)25 Jan 2021
‘I am big fan of Arvind Kejriwal’, says former speaker & Congress leader Ramesh Kumar

Former speaker and Congress leader Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday said that during his tenure as Health Minister, he had a visit to Delhi and was surprised to see the Mohalla clinic and Government schools there. He also added that he became a big fan of Arvind Kejriwal after seeing the changes brought by Kejriwal in Delhi. 

After his visit to the Aam Aadmi clinic located on Basappa road, Shantinagar, Ramesh Kumar spoke to the media and said that the citizens of Delhi gave one chance of governance to Arvind Kejriwal and he has really taken advantage of this opportunity to serve the public wholeheartedly. He also added that the changes brought by Arvind Kejriwal in the field of healthcare, education, free water, free electricity and other basic necessities should be replicated in all other states of the country. 

When reporters asked, "Will you be joining the Aam Aadmi Party?", he  replied “I am Aam Aadmi (common man) and will always support those who work for the welfare of the common man”.

16:17 (IST)25 Jan 2021
Kannada actress and former Bigg Boss contestant Jayashree Ramaiah dies by suicide

Kannada actress and former Kannada Bigg Boss contestant Jayashree Ramaiah died by suicide in her residence in Bengaluru on Monday morning.

According to Bengaluru police, the actor was found hanging in her residence in Pragathi layout in Magadi road in the city. The body of the actress has been sent to postmortem and the police have started the investigation. 

The reason behind her extreme step has not been ascertained yet, the police said, who have initiated an investigation.

Jayashree Ramaiah has been in the news earlier when she shared an alarming post on Facebook and opened up about her battling depression.

15:35 (IST)25 Jan 2021
Farmers plans to hold tractor parade in Bengaluru on Republic Day

In solidarity with the farmers protesting against the farm laws in New Delhi, farmers in Karnataka have planned a massive tractor rally in Bengaluru on Republic Day.

Thousands of farmers from across the State are expected to drive into the city in tractors and as part of the ‘Jana Ganarajyotsava Parade’. More than 50 farmers’ organisations, including  alit organisations, and labour associations are expected to take part in the parade. 

Farmers are taking out a rally from NICE Road junction on Tumakuru Road and city railway station. All these rallies will converge at Freedom Park in Central Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Kodihalli Chandrashekhar, leader of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS), said, “Thousands of farmers will drive towards Bengaluru on tractors on Tuesday and reach Freedom Park. In more than 10,000 tractors and other vehicles, farmers are expected to reach Bengaluru. The parade is planned to begin soon after the Governor hoists the national flag.”

15:03 (IST)25 Jan 2021
IN PICS | Karnataka to showcase Vijayanagara’s legacy at Republic Day parade in Delhi.

Karnataka’s tableau at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Tuesday will showcase the cultural and artistic richness of the Vijayanagara Empire as part of its tableau.

Recently the rehearsal was held in Delhi ahead of the Republic day event on Tuesday. In the tableau, the artists will feature the throne of Krishnadevaraya, Hampi's sculptures, the Narasimha and prominent pillars and sculptures of the Vijayanagara empire.

13:31 (IST)25 Jan 2021
Traffic restrictions ahead of Republic Day celebrations in Bengaluru

Bengaluru City Traffic Police has made the traffic arrangements in and around the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground to enforce restrictions on Cubbon Road and around Manekshaw Parade Ground to ensure smooth movement of traffic on Tuesday for the Republic day event.

The traffic police release said that all the invitees with White Car Passes and the Secretaries to the Government, Military Officers, Senior Police Officers etc. should use Gate No.2 (Two), Cubbon Road and park their vehicles on Western side of the parking lot inside the parade ground.

All invitees with Pink Pass should park their vehicles at Cubbon Road, from Manipal Centre to K.R.Road & Cubbon Road Junction., Main Guard Cross Road, Near Safina Plaza and Kamaraja Road, near Army Public School both sides and enter Parade ground through Gate No. 3 by walk.

All Media Vehicles, Dy.Commissioner of Police and above Rank Officers and other Department, Senior officers vehicles should enter parade ground through gate Number 3 and park their vehicles on eastern side of the parade ground.

Emergency Vehicles like Ambulances, Fire Tender, Water Tanker, KSRP, CRT, BBMP, PWD vehicles will enter the parade ground from Gate No.2 on Cubbon Road and park their vehicles behind the Fort Wall (Southern Side).

Meanwhile, the traffic will be diverted from 08:30 am to 10: 30am  from BRV  Junction to Kamaraj Road junction. (both directions) on Cubbon Road, traffic police officials said in a press release.

The vehicles coming from Infantry road towards Manipal Center should move on Infantry Road - Safina plaza - Left Turn - Main Guard cross Road - Alies Circle - Dispensary Road - Kamaraja Road & Dickenson Road junction - Right Turn - K.R.Road & Cubbon Road junction -Left Turn- Cubbon Road onwards to Manipal Center Junction.  

The vehicles coming from Manipal junction towards BRV junction on Cubbon Road, is prohibited near Manipal Centre. These vehicles will take Right Turn near Webbs Jn., and move on M.G.Road – Mayo Hall Jn., - Arts & Crafts Jn., - Anil Kumble Circle - Right Turn - BRV Jn. and proceed towards central street.

The vehicles coming from Anil Kumble Circle towards Cubbon Road will go straight on Central Street Jn. - Right Turn - Infantry Road - Safina Plaza - Left Turn - Main Guard Cross Road - Alies Circle - Dispensary Road - Kamaraja Road and Dickenson road jn. - Right Turn - K.R.Road jn. - Left Turn - and Cubbon Road onwards to Manipal Center junction.

The City traffic police said that parking will not be allowed in Central Street, from Anil Kumble Circle to Shivajinagar Bus Stand, Cubbon Road, from C.T.O. Circle to K.R.Road and Cubbon Road Junction, M.G.Road, from Anil Kumble Circle to Queens Circle (Both Sides).

12:06 (IST)25 Jan 2021
Sasikala is conscious and alert, Covid symptoms reduced say, doctors

V.K. Sasikala, former AIADMK leader and close confidante of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, is stable and comfortable after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. 

A health bulletin issued by the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) on Monday morning stated that she was conscious, alert and well-oriented, with her symptoms reducing, walking with support, sitting comfortably and consuming oral food normally. 

Sasikala was admitted to Victoria Hospital last week after she reported symptoms like fever, cough and breathlessness. She was diagnosed with a severe acute respiratory illness (SARI), and initially tested negative for COVID-19 and later after CT Scan, she tested positive. 

Dr C.R. Jayanthi, Director-cum-Dean of BMCRI, said in a press release that Sasikala was being continuously monitored in the ICU. Her pulse, blood pressure and respiratory rate were said to be normal. "Her oxygen saturation on Monday was 98% with three litres of oxygen. Her blood sugar level is 205 and she is being administered insulin. Sasikala is cooperative for treatment,” Dr C.R Jayanthi said. 

Meanwhile, Sasikala’s sister-in-law J. Ilavarasi, who was admitted to a dedicated COVID-19 facility at Victoria Hospital, is asymptomatic and stable. She is being also treated as per standard treatment protocols.

11:19 (IST)25 Jan 2021
Karnataka government goes back on decision to treat airport staff as ‘frontline workers’ for Covid-19 vaccination

A day after the Karnataka government decided to vaccinate staff at all airports in the state on a priority basis, the government withdrew the order on Sunday.

According to a clarification issued by the Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare Services, the circular (dated Jan 22) which mentioned airport staff as “frontline workers” stands withdrawn. “No action should be taken on that circular,” the clarification read.

The Commissioner had issued a circular on Friday stating that staff working at Kempegowda International Airport KIAL, Mangaluru International Airport, and airports at Belagavi, Hubbali-Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Mysuru and Bidar “are permitted for Covid-19 vaccine on priority basis.”

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10:40 (IST)25 Jan 2021
WATCH: Leopard spotted roaming in apartment complex

Residents in Prestige Song of the South, an apartment complex off Bannerghatta Road continue to live in fear as the forest department is yet to capture a leopard which had entered into the premises in the early hours of Saturday. 

The leopard entered the complex, which is spread over 33 acres at Yelenahalli, from the nearby Bannerghatta forest around 5.30 am. CCTV cameras captured its movement in the car parking area of the residential complex. The forest and police officials who are trying to capture the leopard say that they suspect that it is there in a 10-acre land which is next to the apartment.

10:18 (IST)25 Jan 2021
Commuter woes in Bengaluru may end soon as govt mulls traffic management authority

To bring a measure of order to Bengaluru’s notorious traffic and minimise the regular woes of commuters, the Karnataka government is mulling over a plan to set up an exclusive body or authority for effective traffic management in the city.

Confirming the same on Sunday, Home and Law Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, “A proper traffic management system has become necessary in Bengaluru, with the number of vehicles increasing manifold over the past decade. The Home department, in collaboration with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), will set up a Traffic Management Authority to ease traffic congestion in the city.”

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09:43 (IST)25 Jan 2021
Four dead in bus-car collision in Belagavi

Four persons, including a woman police sub-inspector, died in a road accident in Belagavi district in North Karnataka on Sunday, as a car rammed a NWKRTC bus near Saundatti.

According to police, the bus from Vasco, Goa on its way to Ilakal from Belagavi collided with a speeding car being driven from the opposite direction. 

The deceased have been identified as Laxmi, Prasad, Ankita and Deepa. All are residents of Sahyadrinagar, Belagavi, said Belagavi SP, Laxman Nimbaragi.

The police have registered the case and reason for the accident is yet to be established.

09:10 (IST)25 Jan 2021
Bengaluru: FIR against ‘Tandav’ makers, actors for ‘hurting religious sentiments’

A Bengaluru social worker has filed a complaint against the director, producer, and key actors of the web series Tandav for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

The FIR, registered at KR Puram police station, mentions that the show portrayed Hindu deity Shiva in “a poor light” as the actor playing him on-screen was shown using foul language. The complainant, Kiran Aradhya, further alleged that such a portrayal of the character was seen as “insulting and hurting Hindu religious sentiments”.

Those named in the FIR include director Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Farhan Akhtar, actors Saif Ali Khan, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, and Aparna Purohit (Amazon Prime Video). “We have sought legal opinion for further investigation after we were informed that the controversial scenes were removed recently,” a police officer said.

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08:55 (IST)25 Jan 2021
This Republic Day will see low-key celebrations in Bengaluru

Public will not be allowed at the Republic Day event at the Manekshaw Parade Ground, in the wake of Covid-19 said BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. 

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we have decided to celebrate Republic Day in a simple manner this year. The public will be barred from the event and there will be no cultural programmes," Manjunatha Prasad added. 

KSRP, CRPF, BSF, traffic police, fire and emergency services, dog squad and the police band will be among the 21 troops comprising 750 personnel who will take part in march past on Tuesday. 

According to the commissioner, the entire event will conclude in 40 minutes.

08:27 (IST)25 Jan 2021
Karnataka reports 573 new Covid cases, four fatalities

Karnataka on Sunday reported as many as 573 fresh coronavirus cases and four more deaths which took the total infections and fatalities to 9.36 lakh and 12,197 respectively.

The cases include 9,16,325 discharges including 401 on Sunday and 7,510 active cases including 155 patients in the ICU.

Most of the cases and deaths occurred in Bengaluru urban district alone with 306 fresh infections and two fatalities. Cumulatively, the city has reported 3,97,133 infections, 4,378 deaths, 3,87,763 discharges, including 163 on Sunday, and 4991 active cases.

According to the health bulletin, 42 infections were reported in Dakshina Kannada, 31 in Tumakuru, 27 in Mysuru, 19 in Chikkaballapura, 18 in Belagavi, 17 in Udupi, 16 in Kalaburagi, 15 in Hassan and 10 in Davangere. Cases were also reported in Ballari, Bengaluru Rural, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Gadag, Kodagu, Mandya, Shivamogga and Uttara Kannada.

Besides Bengaluru, fatalities were reported in Dakshina Kannada and Mysuru where one death each have taken place. Four districts in Karnataka reported zero infections and fatalities, which are Bagalkote, Koppal, Ramanagara and Yadgir whereas Kolar and Raichur reported one infections and zero fatalities.

08:22 (IST)25 Jan 2021
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Besides Bengaluru, fatalities were reported in Dakshina Kannada and Mysuru where one death each have taken place. Four districts in Karnataka reported zero infections and fatalities, which are Bagalkote, Koppal, Ramanagara and Yadgir whereas Kolar and Raichur reported one infections and zero fatalities. Regarding the vaccination programme, the health department said that against the targeted number of 6,504 frontline workers, 2,015 could get vaccinated, which was 31 per cent.

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However, there were no incidents of Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) on Sunday. There were as many as 81,114 tests done on Sunday including 76,101 using the RT PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 1.66 crore, the department added.

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