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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus February 1 Highlights: 522 fresh Covid-19 cases, four deaths reported in state

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News February 1 Highlights: Cumulatively 9,39,387 positive cases have been confirmed in the state and this includes 12,217 deaths and 9,21,122 discharges.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: February 3, 2021 8:36:48 am
Bengaluru, COVID-19 Testing, Coronavirus Test, Door to door testingA volunteer testing a two-year old baby in Bengaluru’s Bommanahalli Zone. (Express photo)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News February 1 Highlights: Karnataka reported 522 fresh Covid-19 cases and four related deaths, taking the infection count and toll to 9,39,387 and 12,217 respectively on Sunday, the health department said. The day also saw 465 patients being discharged after recovery, leaving 6,029 active cases.

Cumulatively 9,39,387 positive cases have been confirmed in the state and this includes 12,217 deaths and 9,21,122 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin. Of the active cases, as many as 145 patients are in Intensive Care Units of various hospitals, it said

Of the four fresh deaths reported Sunday, three were from Bengaluru Urban and one from Dharwad.

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18:31 (IST)01 Feb 2021
Aero India Show: Bengaluru Police bans flying of drones, UAVs and balloons

The Bengaluru City Police Commissioner has prohibited flying of all sub-conventional aerial platforms like Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), drones and balloons in the city from February 1 to 8 in view of the three-day Aero India show.

Flying of all sub-conventional aerial platforms such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/ Robotic Process Automation, Para-gliders/ Micro-lights/ Small Aircrafts, Drones/ Quad Copters, Balloons is prohibited within the limits of Bengaluru City Police Commissionerate from February 1 to 8, Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said in an order. According to city police, security measures have already been put in place as a large number of delegates are expected to attend the event.

Aero India, the country’s biennial air show, will be held between February 3 and 5, in Yelahanka, North Bengaluru. According to the guidelines issued for Aero India, a Covid test is mandatory for those staying in Karnataka for over 48 hours and exemption from Covid test and quarantine is applicable for those on a 48-hour stay or those with a negative RT-PCR test report (test conducted 96 hours before departure).

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17:53 (IST)01 Feb 2021
Karnataka CM says funding announced for Bengaluru Metro project 'biggest gift to state'

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said the Union Budget for 2021-22 presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has come as a catalyst that can revive this sluggish economy.

In a statement on Monday, he said he strongly believed that the budget will act as a "speed booster" to the economy which was badly hit due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Stating that it is impossible to expect a better budget amidst the pandemic, Yediyurappa, who holds the state's finance portfolio said despite that, this is the pro poor and pro middle class budget.

"The Union Finance Minister has announced necessary strategies for economic revival as well as containment of the pandemic," he said. "An amount of Rs 14,778 crore has been announced for Bengaluru Metro Project, 58 kms of new route can be constructed due to this provision. This is the biggest gift to Karnataka from our own Finance Minister," he added.

Chalking out programmes for 13 sectors to realise Prime Minister's dream of Aathmanirbhar Bharat is a welcome step, the CM said, this will go a long way to build self-reliant India. "On the whole, the Union Budget 2021-22 has the potential to be a catalyst to revive the economy and implement development programmes. I wholeheartedly welcome this budget," he added.

17:02 (IST)01 Feb 2021
Leopard roaming around Bengaluru apartment complex since Jan 24 finally caught

The leopard, which had created panic among residents on January 24 after it had entered inside Prestige Song, a residential society in South Bengaluru’s Bannerghatta, was caught by the forest department officials Monday morning.

On January 24, the big cat was caught on CCTV camera roaming near one of the parking areas of the complex early morning.

According to forest officials, the leopard will be released in the nearby Bannerghatta National Park. The leopard fell into one of the traps set by the forest department at around 3.30 am in the morning, said forest officials.

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15:53 (IST)01 Feb 2021
Sudeep-starrer Vikrant Rona illuminates Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

As Sudeep completed 25 years in the film industry on Sunday, he used the occasion to kick-start the marketing campaign for his upcoming movie Vikrant Rona. The title logo and a sneak peek of the movie were displayed on Dubai’s Burj Khalifa amid a lot of fanfare.

A glimpse of Sudeep’s journey in the film industry was also shown on Burj Khalifa. Sudeep appeared in a few minor roles before making his debut as a lead actor with Sparsha (1999). Since then, he has never looked back. The star has gone from strength to strength. While he has cemented his position as a top star of the Kannada film industry, he has also steadily expanded his base in other film industries too. 

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15:13 (IST)01 Feb 2021
Union Budget: Funding announced for Bengaluru’s Namma Metro project

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union Government allocates Rs 14,100 crore to Bengaluru’s Namma Metro project to stretch the lines at 58.19 km," Nirmala Sitharaman announced in her Union Budget speech.

“Bengaluru Metro Rail Network Project Phase-2A and Phase-2B of 58.19 km at a cost of Rs 14,788 crores,” Sitharaman said.

14:08 (IST)01 Feb 2021
Aero India Show: Bengaluru Police bans flying of all drones, UAVs and balloons

The Bengaluru City Police Commissioner has prohibited flying of all sub-conventional aerial platforms like Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drones and Balloons among others in the city from February 1 to 8 due to the Aero India show which starts from February 3 to 5.

Flying of all sub-conventional aerial platforms such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/ Robotic Process Automation, Para-gliders/ Micro-lights/ Small Aircrafts, Drones/ Quad Copters, Balloons is prohibited within the limits of Bengaluru City Police Commissionerate from February 1 to 8, Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said in an order.

Aero India, the country’s biennial air show will be held between February 3 and 5, in Yelahanka, North Bengaluru. According to city police, as a large number of delegates are expected to attend the event, security measures required have already been put in place for the safety of the event, infrastructure and people at the venue

As part of the security measures, it is considered necessary to ban flying of all sub-conventional aerial platforms, as they can be used to threaten, damage, harm people and properties in the premises of the event, the Commissioner said in the order.

The 13th edition of Aero India show will be held in Air Force Station, Yelahanka in the city amid COVID-19 pandemic.

12:15 (IST)01 Feb 2021
Leopard roaming around Bengaluru apartment complex finally caught

A leopard which had entered inside Prestige Song, a residential society in Bannerghatta, South Bengaluru has been caught by officials on Monday morning. 

According to forest officials, the leopard will be released in the nearby Bannerghatta National Park. 

Last week, the CCTV camera footage accessed from Prestige Song of the South apartment showed the big cat roaming near one of the parking areas of the complex early morning.

The leopard fell into one of the traps set by forest department at around 3.30 am in the morning, said forest officials.

11:27 (IST)01 Feb 2021
522 fresh Covid-19 cases, four deaths in Karnataka

Karnataka reported 522 fresh Covid-19 cases and four related deaths, taking the infection count and toll to 9,39,387 and 12,217 respectively on Sunday, the health department said. The day also saw 465 patients being discharged after recovery, leaving 6,029 active cases.

Cumulatively 9,39,387 positive cases have been confirmed in the state and this includes 12,217 deaths and 9,21,122 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin. Of the active cases, as many as 145 patients are in Intensive Care Units of various hospitals, it said.

Of the four fresh deaths reported Sunday, three were from Bengaluru Urban and one from Dharward. Twenty nine out of the 31 districts reported nil fatalities.

Bengaluru Urban district accounted for 242 of the fresh cases reported on Tuesday. It was followed by Mysuru 53, Dakshina Kannada 33, Tumakuru 23, Kalaburagi 18, 17 each in Chikkaballapura and Uttara Kannada, 14 in Chitradurga and 13 in Hassan.

A total of over 1.70 crore samples have been tested so far, out of which 75,451 were done on Sunday.

10:26 (IST)01 Feb 2021
Expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala discharged from Bengaluru hospital

Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala was discharged from a hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday after recovering from COVID-19, days after she was set free by the prison officials on completion her jail term in a corruption case, authorities said.

The family has decided to take Sasikala, close aide of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, to Chennai, sources close to her said, adding the hospital has advised her to be under self-quarantine for sometime.

Sasikala was admitted to the Victoria Hospital after she tested positive for COVID-19 recently while under judicial custody.

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09:22 (IST)01 Feb 2021
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was ‘a Kannadiga’, claims Karnataka Deputy CM Govind Karjol

Two Deputy Chief Ministers of Karnataka on Sunday lashed out at Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for raking up the border issue, with one claiming that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was ‘a Kannadiga’.

“Thackeray does not know history. Shivaji’s forefather Belliyappa was from Soratur in Gadag district in Karnataka. When there was drought in Gadag, Belliyappa left for Maharashtra. Shivaji was the fourth generation of the family. Thackeray should remember that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, whom the Shiv Sena perceives as its icon and named its party after him, was a Kannadiga,” Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol told reporters here.

He said this in response to Thackeray raising the border issue repeatedly.

Thackeray had been raising the issue of merger of Belagavi, Karwar and Nippani which has a strong presence of Marathi speaking people, with his state.

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08:37 (IST)01 Feb 2021
60 lakh children in state to get polio vaccine: Health Minister

"More than 60 lakh children in 0-5 years age group will get polio vaccine in the state. To augment staff for this Covid-19 vaccination has been temporarily stopped for four days", said Health and Medical Education Dr.K.Sudhakar.

Speaking to the media, the minister said that even if the kids have got polio drops multiple times before, they should get vaccinated again until 5 years of age. "Mobile units have been set up. There has been no case of polio in India since last 11 years. But our neighbouring countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan are still not polio-free. So as a preventive measure India is still conducting a polio vaccination drive", he said.

Earlier on Sunday, Dr.K.Sudhakar took part in the polio vaccination launch event by CM B S Yediyurappa at his home office Krishna.

08:30 (IST)01 Feb 2021
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Bengaluru Urban district accounted for 242 of the fresh cases reported on Sunday. It was followed by Mysuru 53, Dakshina Kannada 33, Tumakuru 23, Kalaburagi 18, 17 each in Chikkaballapura and Uttara Kannada, 14 in Chitradurga and 13 in Hassan.

Twenty nine out of the 31 districts reported nil fatalities.

A total of over 1.70 crore samples have been tested so far, out of which 75,451 were done on Sunday.

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