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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus March 2 Highlights: State reports 349 news COVID-19 cases, 5 fatalities

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News March 2 Highlights: According to a health bulletin, so far, 9,33,421 people have been discharged cumulatively, including 324 Monday.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: March 3, 2021 8:15:16 am
COVID-19 vaccine, Coronavirus vaccineOn Monday, 3,809 people were vaccinated including the first dose to 1,950 from the general public. (Representational)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News March 2 Highlights: Karnataka on Monday reported 349 fresh coronavirus cases and five deaths, taking the caseload and toll to 9,51,600 and 12,336 respectively, the health department said. According to a health bulletin, so far, 9,33,421 people have been discharged cumulatively, including 324 Monday.

There were 5,824 active cases in the state which includes 118 in the ICU, the department added.

Bengaluru urban district accounted for 210 cases and four deaths yesterday. Cumulatively, the city has reported 4,05,847 infections, 4,483 deaths, 3,97,271 discharges, including 110 on Monday, and 4,092 active cases.

According to the bulletin, 28 infections were reported in Tumakuru, 14 each in Mysuru and Kalaburagi, 12 in Vijayapura and 11 in Dharwad.

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18:32 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Karnataka SSLC 2021 exam dates released, check schedule

Karnataka SSLC 2021: The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has released the schedule for the SSLC exams 2021. The exam is scheduled to be held from June 21 to July 5.

The SSLC exams will be held amid hygiene and security measures. Use of masks, sanitisers will be mandatory and arrangements will be made to check students through thermal scanners.

Meanwhile, the pre-university (class 12) exams will be conducted from May 24 to June 16.

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18:27 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Over 8.25 lakh vaccinated in Karnataka so far: Health Dept

With the inoculation drive against COVID-19 for senior citizens and those with comorbidities kickstarting, a total of 4,942 people have received the shot, taking the total number of those vaccinated in the state so far to 8.25 lakh, the Karnataka government said.

In 199 sessions held on Monday, 2,264 vaccinated were above 60 years and 624 were between 45-60 years with comorbidities. According to the health department data shared on Tuesday, all those above 60 years and those with comorbidities vaccinated on Monday were administered the Covishield vaccine.

Vaccination has been planned at a total of 82 sessions sites on Tuesday, with a plan to inoculate 6,760 beneficiaries, it said.

Infosys founder N R Narayanamurthy, his wife Sudha Murty, another cofounder Kris Gopalakrishnan, and a centenarian were among many others in the state to get inoculated as the vaccination drive for those above 60 years and people aged 45 yrs to 60yrs with specific comorbid conditions kick started in the country on Monday. (PTI)

17:23 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Farmers’ protest: Karnataka HC refuses to stay proceedings against Kangana Ranaut

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday refused to stay proceedings initiated against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut by a judicial magistrate’s court in Tumkur over her tweets regarding farmers’ protests.
 
The court had directed Kyathasandra Police to register an FIR against Kangana for her tweet on those opposing the newly passed farm laws. The actor had moved the Karnataka High Court to quash the FIR against her.
 
According to Live Law, advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, appearing for Ranaut, sought for a stay on the proceedings initiated. To this, the court said, “First you comply with the office objection then only we can consider your submissions.” Justice H P Sandesh granted a week’s time to the petitioner to comply with office objection and posted the matter for further hearing on March 18.

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15:17 (IST)02 Mar 2021
BJP sets up new state disciplinary panel in Karnataka

The BJP's Karnataka unit constituted a new state disciplinary committee, which will be headed by senior BJP functionary Lingaraj Patil from Hubballi.

Others in the panel are Tiptur MLA B C Nagesh, P H Pujar from Bagalkote, Reena Prakash from Kodagu and E Ashwathanarayana from Bengaluru.

The committee's term is from 2021 to 2023, the BJP said in a statement.

11:58 (IST)02 Mar 2021
SSLC exams in Karnataka to begin from June 21; Here's the full timetable

The SSLC examination 2020-21 will be held from June 21 to July 5.

Here's the revised timetable for the SSLC 2020-21 examination:

  • June 21 -- First language (Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, English, Sanskrit)
  • June 24 -- Mathematics
  • June 28 -- Science
  • June 30 -- Third language (Hindi, Kannada, English, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Sanskrit, Konkani, Tulu)
  • July 2 -- Second language (English, Kannada)
  • July 5 -- Social Science
10:15 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Hunger strike by transport corporation employees today

Employees from various transport corporations in the State will hold a symbolic upavasa satyagraha (hunger strike) at Freedom Park in Bengaluru on Tuesday. 

Employees from BMTC, KSRTC, NWKRTC, and NERTC will take part in the strike under the banner of Karnataka Rajya Rasthe Sarige Naukara Koota. Protesters included drivers, conductors and mechanics.

KSRTC and BMTC officials confirmed that the services won’t be affected. "BMTC bus service would be normal on Tuesday," BMTC PRO said. 

The protesters demand that they be considered as government employees and the announcement be made in the upcoming Budget session of the Karnataka Assembly.

09:39 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Prohibitory orders around Vidhana Soudha for budget session

Bengaluru city Police Commissioner Kamal Pant has imposed prohibitory orders in a 2-kilometre radius of Vidhana Soudha from March 4 to 31 . 

The prohibitory orders have been imposed to provide security cover for the sessions in both the houses, and the possibility of protests and rallies to disturb law and order, the police said. 

The month-long budget session of the Karnataka state legislature will begin on March 4 and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, who holds the finance portfolio, will present his 8th budget on March 8 in the legislative assembly.

09:07 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Karnataka reports 349 news COVID-19 cases, 5 fatalities

Karnataka on Monday reported 349 fresh coronavirus cases and five deaths, taking the caseload and toll to 9,51,600 and 12,336 respectively, the health department said. According to a health bulletin, so far, 9,33,421 people were discharged cumulatively, including 324 yesterday. There were 5,824 active cases in the state which includes 118 in the ICU, the department added.

Bengaluru urban district accounted for 210 cases and four deaths Monday. Cumulatively, the city has reported 4,05,847 infections, 4,483 deaths, 3,97,271 discharges, including 110 on Monday, and 4,092 active cases.

According to the bulletin, 28 infections were reported in Tumakuru, 14 each in Mysuru and Kalaburagi, 12 in Vijayapura and 11 in Dharwad. Cases were also reported in Bengaluru Rural, Ballari, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Gadag, Kodagu, Mandya, Shivamogga, Udupi and Uttara Kannada.

Besides Bengaluru, one fatality was reported in Mysuru. Bagalkote, Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Haveri, Kolar, Koppal, Raichur and Ramanagara recorded nil infections and zero fatalities, while one infection and zero fatality was reported in Belagavi, Hassan and Yadgir.

There were as many as 60,127 tests done on Monday including 58,206 using the RT PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 1.88 crore, the department added.

On Monday, 3,809 people were vaccinated including the first dose to 1,950 from the general public.There were no instance of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI), the department said.

08:43 (IST)02 Mar 2021
97-year-old takes COVID-19 vaccine in Bengaluru

A 97-year-old man received the COVID-19 vaccine in Bengaluru as the drive for vaccinating the general public started in Karnataka on Monday. 

“Ramaswami Parthasarathy, 97-year-old, was the first to get vaccinated,” Manipal Hospitals in the city said in a statement.

The hospital also appealed to the senior citizens and people above 45 years with comorbidities to register themselves for inoculation.

“We at Manipal Hospitals have started the vaccination drive today. The registrations for the vaccination can be competed online through the CoWIN app, and people in the age group of 60 plus can directly walk-in for the vaccination,” it said in the statement.

The hospital was cooperating with the government and abiding by the standard procedures and protocols for the vaccination drive, it added.

08:22 (IST)02 Mar 2021
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Cases were also reported in Bengaluru Rural, Ballari, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Gadag, Kodagu, Mandya, Shivamogga, Udupi and Uttara Kannada. Besides Bengaluru, one fatality was reported in Mysuru. Bagalkote, Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Haveri, Kolar, Koppal, Raichur and Ramanagara recorded nil infections and zero fatalities, while one infection and zero fatality was reported in Belagavi, Hassan and Yadgir.

There were as many as 60,127 tests done on Monday including 58,206 using the RT PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 1.88 crore, the department added.

On Monday, 3,809 people were vaccinated including the first dose to 1,950 from the general public. There were no instance of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI), the department said.

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