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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus January 27 Highlights: BBMP to create awareness on having Kannada on nameplates of commercial establishments

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News January 27 Highlights: The active cases stood at 6,633 including 147 patients in the ICU.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: January 28, 2021 8:11:27 am
BBMP, BBMP Kannada Awareness, Kannada Kayaka Varsha AcharaneThe vehicle will go around the city and create awareness of the language and the name board in Kannada.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News January 27 Highlights: Kannada Development Authority, along with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has started ‘Kannada Kayaka Varsha Acharane’ an initiative to make it compulsory for all commercial establishments to have nameplates in the Kannada language.

BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad inaugurated the event and an awareness vehicle was also flagged off with the Karnataka flag. The vehicle will go around the city and create awareness of the language and the name board in Kannada.

Meanwhile, Karnataka on Tuesday reported 529 fresh coronavirus cases and four deaths, taking the total infections to 9,36,955 and fatalities to 12,204, the Karnataka health department said. Bengaluru urban district accounted for 276 fresh infections and two fatalities. Cumulatively, the city has reported 3,97,609 infections, 4,382 deaths, 3,88,962 discharges, including 452 on Tuesday, and 4,264 active cases.

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18:33 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Retired Bengaluru cop booked for allegedly running over stray dog; video leaves netizens outraged

A retired sub-inspector has been booked by the Bengaluru Police for allegedly running over a stray dog near his house at Hulimavu in South Bengaluru on Sunday.
 
According to police, 65-year-old Nageshaiah, who was in the car with his son, noticed a stray dog sleeping on the road and despite honking or waiting for the dog to move he allegedly ran over the animal. The whole incident has been recorded on a CCTV camera, the video of which has now gone viral on social media leaving netizens outraged.
 
Hulimavu police officials said that after the accused ran over the dog, passersby immediately took the animal to a BBMP veterinary hospital for treatment. “We have booked Nageshaiah under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and IPC sections based on a complaint filed by BBMP veterinary doctor Ramesh,” a police officer said.

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16:24 (IST)27 Jan 2021
BBMP to create awareness on Kannada in nameplates commercial establishments

Kannada Development Authority, along with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has started ‘Kannada Kayaka Varsha Acharane’ an initiative to make it compulsory for all commercial establishments to have nameplates in the Kannada language.

BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad inaugurated the event and an awareness vehicle was also flagged off with the Karnataka flag. The vehicle will go around the city and create awareness of the language and the name board in Kannada.

14:38 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal to be ready in February

Visvesvaraya Terminal Bengaluru (Byappanahalli Third Coaching Terminal) constructed by South Western Railways (SWR) will be ready by the end of February.

According to SWR, Visvesvaraya Terminal will be the country’s first centralised AC railway terminal. “At present, only a few spaces like retiring rooms at railway stations are air-conditioned, but this terminal will have a centralised AC system. This will offer an airport-like experience for rail passengers,” said E Vijaya, chief public relations officer, SWR. 

The Rs 314-crore station building of 4,200sqm will cater to a daily footfall of 50,000, SWR said. The terminal has seven platforms apart from eight stabling lines and three pit lines. Every day, 50 trains can be operated from the terminal.

11:21 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Ex-AIADMK Leader VK Sasikala released after 4 years in jail

VK Sasikala, a former aide of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was released from Parapana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru on Wednesday morning after completing four years of imprisonment in the disproportionate assets case.

Meanwhile, she will remain in the hospital as she is being treated for the coronavirus infection.

An official from Parapana Agrahara prison told Indianexpress.com that Sasikala is released today, and all the formalities completed in the hospital.According to the latest health bulletin Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Sasikala is conscious, alert and well oriented, her pulse rate is 76/minute and blood pressure is 166/86 mmHg. It is unclear when she will be discharged from the hospital.

Speaking to Indianexpress.com, Dr Ramesh Krishna K, medical superintendent of Victoria hospital said, “She will continue to be in Victoria Hospital for 4-5 days for treatment.” A separate health bulletin by hospital confirmed that Sasikala has officially been released from the prison at 11 am on Wednesday and also said that she will continue to be in the hospital for treatment as decided by her family members.

10:34 (IST)27 Jan 2021
National Law School of India University to train students in basics

The National Law School of India University in Bengaluru is launching a one-month intensive certificate course for students of class 10 and above.

According to NLSIU, Named Foundations for a Legal Education, the course is aimed at assisting students acquire skills that will help them once they enter law schools.

“This includes reading critically, analysing complex materials, understanding quantitative information, writing and arguing. In short, it will train students to think like lawyers,” said NLSIU. 

The fee is Rs 1,875, Rs 3,250 and Rs 7,500, depending on the variant. The university will offer scholarships to 26 deserving students.

09:06 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Karnataka first state in India to vaccinate over 2 lakh healthcare workers

The Karnataka government said that it has become the first state in the country to vaccinate more than two lakh healthcare workers with Covid-19 vaccine.

"As of 8.30 pm on Tuesday, the health department has safely vaccinated 2,31,604 healthcare workers with Covid-19 vaccine. The first state in the country to vaccinate and protect more than 2 lakh healthcare Covid warriors," the Karnataka Health Department said.

The state had crossed the one-lakh vaccination mark on January 19. Covid-19 vaccination drive began in the state on January 16.

08:43 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Karnataka reports 529 fresh infections, four deaths

Karnataka on Tuesday reported 529 fresh coronavirus cases and four deaths, taking the total infections to 9,36,955 and fatalities to 12,204, the Karnataka health department said. The department bulletin on Tuesday evening said 738 patients were discharged after recovery. The active cases stood at 6,633 including 147 patients in the ICU. The caseload include 9,18,099 discharges.

Bengaluru urban district accounted for 276 fresh infections and two fatalities. Cumulatively, the city has reported 3,97,609 infections, 4,382 deaths, 3,88,962 discharges, including 452 on Tuesday, and 4,264 active cases.

According to the bulletin, 36 infections were reported in Tumakuru, 33 in Chikkaballapura, 26 in Mysuru, 19 in Dakshina Kannada, 16 in Uttara Kannada, 15 in Kalaburagi, 14 in Hassan, 13 in Belagavi, 11 each in Bengaluru Rural and Chitradurga.

Cases were also reported in Ballari, Chikkamagaluru, Davangere, Dharwad, Kodagu, Mandya, Shivamogga, Udupi and Yadgir.

08:28 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Sasikala to be released from Bengaluru jail today, kin, docs to take call on discharge from hospital

Convicted in the disproportionate assets case in 2017, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s close aide VK Sasikala will be released from the Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru on January 27, Wednesday.

According to N Raja Senthoor Pandian, Sasikala’s counsel, the expelled AIADMK leader will be released between 10 and 11 am.

Legal formalities have been completed. I have asked them [prison authorities] to produce the sentence completion certificate. They have processed it and tomorrow (Wednesday) they will produce it to the doctor confirming that she has been released from prison. The local police station will be informed as well. Once all the formalities are taken care of, the prison authorities will remove the protection they have provided to her. Karnataka Police will then decide whether or not to extend her protection,” Sasikala’s counsel said.

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08:21 (IST)27 Jan 2021
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Nagarathna, a ward attendant, becomes the first person to receive Covid-19 vaccine jab at Bangalore medical college, Bengaluru in presence of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. (Express photo)

Apart from Bengaluru, two deaths took place in Mysuru. There were zero deaths in 28 districts. Bagalkote, Gadag and Koppal reported zero cases and nil fatalities whereas Bidar, Chamarajanagar and Ramanagara reported one infection each and zero fatalities.

Regarding the vaccination programme, the health department said against the targeted coverage of 1,094 vaccinations of the day, 435 people were vaccinated, which is 40 per cent. Cumulatively, 1,77,022 people have been vaccinated against the target of 3,18,331, which is 56 per cent.

There were zero instances of Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI). There were as many as 65,563 tests done on Tuesday including 58,712 using the RT-PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 1.67 crore, the department added.

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