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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus March 11 Highlights: BBMP deploys marshals at Shiva temples to keep check on crowds for Maha Shivaratri

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News March 11 Highlights: BBMP has deployed marshals to monitor places of worship following complaints of little or no precautions followed at the temple premises against the spread of COVID-19.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: March 12, 2021 8:13:10 am
BBMP Marshal, Bengaluru shiva temples, maha shivaratriBengaluru civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has deployed Marshals in all Shiva temples in the city on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News March 11 Highlights: Bengaluru civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has deployed Marshals in all Shiva temples in the city on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.

BBMP has deployed marshals to monitor places of worship following complaints of little or no precautions followed at the temple premises against the spread of COVID-19.

Karnataka Wednesday reported 760 new cases of COVID-19 and six related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,56,801 and the death toll to 12,379. According to the health department, the day also saw 331 patients getting discharged after recovery, pushing the cumulative tally to 9,36,947.

Bengaluru Urban accounted for 488 fresh cases. According to a department bulletin, out of 7,456 active cases, 7,341 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and stable, while 115 are in ICU.

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18:33 (IST)11 Mar 2021
Karnataka reports first case of South African Covid strain, patient under quarantine

The Karnataka Health Department has confirmed the first case of the South African Covid-19 strain in the state. The case was reported in Shivamogga district on Wednesday, according to health department officials.

Speaking to indianexpress.com, Health Commissioner K V Trilok Chandra said the new 501.V2 variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was detected in a 58-year-old male, who landed in Bengaluru on March 1 from Dubai. “The patient is now under institutional quarantine in Shivamogga district and eight of his primary contacts have been traced and isolated. We are waiting for their reports,” he added. 

According to health department officials in Shivamogga district, the patient zero flew from Dubai to Bengaluru on February 22 before traveling to Shivamogga. “The South African strain was detected in one of the samples sent to the genome testing lab at NIMHANS in Bengaluru. It was collected at the airport 10 days back and the strain was detected three days ago,” an official said.

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18:25 (IST)11 Mar 2021
IN PICS | Maha Shivaratri: BBMP deploys marshals at temples to keep a check on crowds

Bengaluru civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has deployed Marshals in all Shiva temples in the city on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.

BBMP has deployed marshals to monitor places of worship following complaints of little or no precautions followed at the temple premises against the spread of COVID-19.

16:24 (IST)11 Mar 2021
SIT to probe Jarkiholi ‘defamation’

The Karnataka government on Wednesday decided to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe allegations made by former state minister Ramesh Jarkiholi that the sex CD scandal episode was a conspiracy to defame him.
 
Jarkiholi had resigned as a minister following the allegation.
 
“We have received a complaint that there has been an effort to defame the former minister and to bring him into disrepute politically. They have sought a suitable investigation,” Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said. “After discussion with senior police officers and the CM we have decided to order a comprehensive probe into the people behind the CD – how it was recorded and prepared – through an SIT under additional commissioner of police Soumendu Mukherjee.”
 
Bommai ordered setting up of the SIT in a letter to the Bengaluru police chief on Wednesday. He mentioned that Jarkiholi wrote to him on March 9, stating that a complaint of sexual harassment lodged against him with Cubbon Park police by a social activist on March 2, 2021 was intended to defame him, and that the conspiracy involves several people.

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14:10 (IST)11 Mar 2021
Bengaluru: Zomato agent held for ‘assaulting’ model, he says ‘pushed in self-defence’

A Bengaluru-based model and makeup artist alleged Wednesday she was assaulted by a Zomato delivery personnel, leading to his arrest the same day by the city police.
 
In a video posted on Twitter, Hitesha Chandranee claimed she was “hit” and “left bleeding” by the personnel, who “ran off” after the incident. “So guys, my Zomato order was late and I was talking to the customer care executive, and meanwhile, the delivery person just did this,” she said in tears as she pointed to her bleeding nose.

A senior police officer from the station said Kamaraj has alleged that he “pushed the model in self-defence”.

“We have taken Kamaraj into custody, a delivery person from Zomato, based on the complaint filed by Hitesha Chandranee. Kamaraj gave a statement saying the woman had asked for a refund for the order when he went to deliver the food. He told her that the refund was not possible from his side, but she refused to accept the food, and according to him, this led to a verbal attack by her. He alleged she tried to hit him with her slippers, and in self-defence, he pushed her which resulted in the injury. This is the version of Kamaraj.”

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12:01 (IST)11 Mar 2021
Water adalat by BWSSB tomorrow

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) will hold a water adalat on Friday (March 12) at its (East­2)­3, (East­1)­2, (South ­2), (South East­4), (West­2), (South West­2), (South East­2), (North West­3), (Central ­2), (North ­2), (North East­1) and (North Village­1) sub divisions from 9.30 am to 11 am.

Water Adalats are held to address grievances pertaining to water supply, bill payments and sewage connections for customers in BWSSB offices.

11:04 (IST)11 Mar 2021
Disruption in power supply on March 18, 22 and 25

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.

10:04 (IST)11 Mar 2021
BDA to dispose cases in a campaign from March 15­ to 20

Following orders issued by the Karnataka High Court, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is holding a special campaign to dispose of 500 to 800 cases. 

According to BDA, the campaign will be held between March 15 and 20. The statement by BDA stated that to facilitate the disposal of cases, all heads of various departments of the authority and other officials will take part in the campaign. 

The statement further stated that barring legislative session and court related work, no other work, including registration of e-auction sites, will be done for six days. During the time of the campaign, entry of visitors will be restricted.

09:40 (IST)11 Mar 2021
Karnataka sex tape row: After airing of alleged Jarkiholi clip, Bengaluru top cop sets rules for TV channels

Days after an alleged sex video of former Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi was beamed across television channels, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant issued a directive, citing a Karnataka High Court order on March 6, prohibiting networks from airing content not in adherence to existing rules.

Any channel airing a programme that ‘offends against good taste or decency’, among other restrictions, can be charged under the Cable Television Networks Rules, the Bengaluru Police chief said in the order issued to all broadcasters on Tuesday.

The order cited Section 19 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, which prohibits “all the broadcasts, which are not strictly in conformity in terms of programming code as defined under Cable Television Network Rules”.

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09:01 (IST)11 Mar 2021
Covid-19: South Africa strain of virus found in Karnataka

The Karnataka health department Wednesday confirmed the first case of the South African COVID-19 strain in the state. The department, however, did not share further details regarding the case.

A total of 29 people have tested positive for the UK strain in Karnataka so far, according to the health department bulletin.

08:17 (IST)11 Mar 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. 

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Karnataka health department confirmed the first case of the South African COVID-19 strain found in Karnataka. However, the department has not shared any further details on this to the media despite asking repeatedly.

In the state so far, a total of 29 people have tested positive for the UK strain, according to the health department bulletin. 64 UK returnees and their 26 primary contacts have tested positive during RT-PCR tests (for existing variant of COVID).

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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