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Karnataka Bengaluru February 17 Highlights: Power cut in parts of Bengaluru from 10 am to 4 pm today

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) News February 17 Highlights: The interruption will be due to the quarterly maintenance at the ‘66/11KV Pottery Road Station’ by Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL).

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: February 18, 2021 8:16:15 am
Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) in a statement said that there will be power cuts in various parts of the city on Wednesday.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News February 17 Highlights: Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) in a statement said that there will be power cuts in various parts of the city on Wednesday. The power cut will occur from 10 am to 4 pm today.

The affected areas are Cox Town, Doddigunta, CC Road, RK Road, Bore Bank Road, Haris Road, SK garden, ITI Layout, Chinnappa Garden, Gandhi Grama, Williams Town, Pottery Town, Wheeler Road, Thambu Chetty Road. MM Road, Mosque Road, More Road, Coles Road, Stephens Road, Roberson Road, KSFC Layout, KHB Colony, Kanakadasa Layout, Orion Mall, Pottery Road, Hutchins Road, Desi Nagar Slum, Viviani Road, Wheelers Road, Carlston Road, Lewis Road, Lloyd Road, Richard Park Road, Hall road, Davis Road, Hutchins road 1st and 6th cross, Wheeler road Extension, Ashoka Road, North Road, D’crosta square, D’costa Layout. Vivekananda Nagar Ist and 3rd Cross, Rathan Singh Road. Kumaraswamy Naidu Road, Andhra Bank Road, Nagayana Palya, Sathya Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar, Gajendra Nagar, Old Byappanahalli, Sadashiva Temple Road.

ITC Colony, Jeevanahalli Park Road, Heerachand Layout, Rose Garden, Chattappa Garden, Motwani Apartment. Banaswadi Main road, Mc’person Road, BWSSB Junction, Muniga Layout, C.K.Garden, Mariyamma Temple Street, Jai Bharath Nagar, M.S.Nagar, Lingarajapuram Village, Kariyannanapalya, Ramachandrappa Layout, Oil Mill Road, Lokesh Tent Road, Divya Shanti Church, High Street, Banaswadi Main Road, Puravankara Apartments, MSO Colony, Indian Tobacco Company, Hall Road, Davis Road. Pillanna Garden Ist stage, Sagayapuram. Kandaswamy Mudaliar Road, P&T Colony. Railway I/o, New Bagalur I/o and old Bagalur I/o, Hennur main road, Sonappa block. Dhobi ghat, Venkateshpuram, Arokyamma I/o. Bharath Matha I/o, Tannery Main Road, Masjid Street, NC Colony, Giddappa Block, AK Colony, Basappa lane, Pillanna Garden 3rd stage and Surrounding areas.

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18:22 (IST)17 Feb 2021
Establish a cooperative society for mango storage and preservation: Dr. K Sudhakar

There is a need to establish a cooperative society, develop storage and preservation facilities for mango crop, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K Sudhakar during the inauguration of mango farmers and sellers meet in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

"Mango needs a quick market disposal as it can’t be stored for long period. There is no proper storage facilities including cold storage in Chikkaballapur and Kolar districts. Sugarcane farmers in north Karnataka have established a cooperative society to store and preserve their produce. Similarly, there is need here to establish a society for storage and preservation of mangoes", he said. The minister added that is is also in line with PM Modi’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

"Mangoes are grown in 1.67 lakh hectare area in the state, Kolar, Chikkaballapur and Ramanagar is leading with production of 12-14 lakh tonnes of mangoes. 14 lakh tonnes of mango yield is expected this season as there is an increase in production", he said. 

"Kisan Rail is helpful for farmers to transport their produce. Diseases are increasing due to excessive use of chemicals in the crops. Farmers should not go for more production using chemicals, organic farming is healthy and sustainable", advised Dr. Sudhakar.

18:10 (IST)17 Feb 2021
Bengaluru: Rs 2,000 cr signal-free corridor project proposed to decongest Tumkur road

To decongest one of the busiest roads in Bengaluru city, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed a signal-free corridor on Tumkur road at the cost of Rs 2,000 crores.

The BBMP has prepared a plan to construct the signal-free corridor, which includes six flyovers and underpasses at BEL, Taj Yeshwantpur junction, Outer Ring Road, Tumkur Road, Pipeline Road and HMT Junction in the city.

Recently, BBMP along with its officials and Rajarajeshwari Nagar MLA Munirathna inspected the spot and a detailed proposal on the corridor, blueprint and detailed project report (DPR) has been sent to the state government seeking funds to be earmarked for the same in the upcoming 2021-22 budget.

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16:26 (IST)17 Feb 2021
Doctors at Bengaluru's Aster CMI Hospital remove 3.5 kg tumour from 15- year-old girl's neck

Doctors at Aster CMI Hospital in Bengaluru successfully removed a 3.5 kg crippling tumour from a 15-year-old girl's neck. Extending from her neck onto her chest, the benign tumour which had affected Surbhi Ben's life for more than a decade has been identified by the doctors as fibromatosis.

A team of 21 doctors at Aster CMI Hospital performed the surgery to remove the football-sized tumour stuck on her neck. She is now able to resume her life normally, according to a hospital statement on Tuesday.

Born in family of farm labourers in Amreli district of Gujarat, Surbhi Ben was still a toddler when her parents first noticed the lumps around her face that have since then engulfed her neck. Over the years, her family had approached several doctors in and around Amreli district where many of them had suggested that the tumour cannot be excised upon at local hospitals and recommended her to approach hospitals in metro cities.

After years of looking for solutions, the 'NewsLions' helped facilitate the treatment along with 'Milaap' and raised over Rs 70 lakh through a crowdfunding effort for her surhery. A team of doctors and surgeons at Aster had worked for several months to remove the growth from her neck. (PTI)

15:03 (IST)17 Feb 2021
NSUI protests over arrest of Bengaluru-based activist Disha Ravi

The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) staged an agitation in New Delhi on Wednesday against the arrest of environment activist Disha Ravi and alleged that the government is "flirting with fascistic techniques" to quell democratic protests in the country.

The members of the students' wing of the Congress raised slogans against the BJP-led Centre and the Delhi Police for the "authoritarian crackdown on activists and supporters of the farmers' agitation".

NSUI president Neeraj Kundan alleged that the Bengaluru-based climate activist was arrested and brought to Delhi without a transit warrant. 

"This government flirting with fascistic techniques of quelling democratic protests is nothing new. By waging a war against the students and youth of India, (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi's authoritarian face has once again come out. "Only four sedition cases out of the 191 filed after this government came to power have resulted in convictions. The government uses tough laws and misuses them to silence all dissenting voices," he said in a statement. (PTI)

14:02 (IST)17 Feb 2021
IT raids underway in various medical colleges in Karnataka

The Income Tax department is conducting searches in various medical colleges in Karnataka, according to reports.

The raids are being conducted in certain colleges in Bengaluru, Mangaluru and Davangere districts in the state. 

IT sleuths accompanied by Enforcement Directorate officials have been searching  institutions, offices and residences belonging to owners of the medical colleges Wednesday morning.

In Bengaluru, raids were carried out at two colleges.

12:07 (IST)17 Feb 2021
Explained: Karnataka’s Brahmin Development Board and its two schemes for brides

A year after it was set up, the Karnataka State Brahmin Development Board this January launched two schemes aimed at brides from the community. The board has approval to launch a pilot scheme offering financial bonds of Rs 3 lakh to 25 Brahmin women who marry priests from an economically weak background and another offering Rs 25,000 each for the marriage of 550 women from economically weak families in the community.

Who created Karnataka's Brahmin Development Board? What are the Arundhati and Maitreyi schemes? Read more here

11:00 (IST)17 Feb 2021
Power cut in several areas in Bengaluru city today

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) in a statement said that there will be power cuts in various parts of the city on Wednesday.

The power cut will occur from 10 am to 4 pm today. 

The affected areas are  Cox Town, Doddigunta, CC Road, RK Road, Bore Bank Road, Haris Road, SK garden, ITI Layout, Chinnappa Garden, Gandhi Grama, Williams Town, Pottery Town,  Wheeler Road, Thambu Chetty Road. MM Road, Mosque Road, More Road, Coles Road, Stephens Road, Roberson Road, KSFC Layout, KHB Colony, Kanakadasa Layout, Orion Mall, Pottery Road, Hutchins Road, Desi Nagar Slum, Viviani Road, Wheelers Road, Carlston Road, Lewis Road, Lloyd Road, Richard Park Road, Hall road, Davis Road, Hutchins road Ist and 6th cross, Wheeler road Extension, Ashoka Road, North Road, D'crosta square, D'costa Layout. Vivekananda Nagar Ist and 3rd Cross, Rathan Singh Road. Kumaraswamy Naidu Road, Andhra Bank Road, Nagayana Palya, Sathya Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar, Gajendra Nagar, Old Byappanahalli, Sadashiva Temple Road. 

ITC Colony, Jeevanahalli Park Road, Heerachand Layout, Rose Garden, Chattappa Garden, Motwani Apartment. Banaswadi Main road, Mc'person Road, BWSSB Junction, Muniga Layout, C.K.Garden, Mariyamma Temple Street, Jai Bharath Nagar, M.S.Nagar, Lingarajapuram Village, Kariyannanapalya, Ramachandrappa Layout, Oil Mill Road, Lokesh Tent Road, Divya Shanti Church, High Street, Banaswadi Main Road, Puravankara Apartments, MSO Colony,  Indian Tobacco Company, Hall Road, Davis Road. Pillanna Garden Ist stage, Sagayapuram. Kandaswamy Mudaliar Road, P&T Colony. Railway I/o, New Bagalur I/o and old Bagalur I/o, Hennur main road, Sonappa block. Dhobi ghat, Venkateshpuram, Arokyamma I/o. Bharath Matha I/o, Tannery Main Road, Masjid Street, NC Colony, Giddappa Block, AK Colony, Basappa lane, Pillanna Garden 3rd stage and Surrounding areas.

The interruption will be due to the quarterly maintenance at the ‘66/11KV Pottery Road Station’ by Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL).

10:49 (IST)17 Feb 2021
Senior journalist Niranjan Nikam passes away

Karnataka-based senior journalist N.Niranjan Nikam died at the age of 66 in Mysuru on Wednesday.

Niranjan Nikam has worked as a journalist in ‘Vijay Times’, ‘Deccan Herald’ and ‘Star of Mysore’ newspapers in the state.

The journalist fraternity of Karnataka has condoled the demise of Niranjan Nikam.

09:48 (IST)17 Feb 2021
Karnataka farmers to conduct 3-hour rail roko on Feb 18

The farmers of Karnataka have extended their support to the nationwide call by farmer organisations, with the union of farmer organisations in the state set to organise a rail roko in the state on February 18. 

Kurubur Shanthakumar, president of Karnataka Union of farmer organisations said, “The rail roko will be held from 10 am to 12 pm in Karnataka to impress upon the Central government to fulfil the demands of farmers groups.”

09:18 (IST)17 Feb 2021
After Covid clusters, Karnataka govt makes RT-PCR reports must for Kerala travellers

The Karnataka government on Tuesday imposed travel restrictions on those coming from neighbouring Kerala after reports of two Covid-19 clusters in Bengaluru.

The Karnataka health department issued an order on Tuesday evening, mandating those arriving from Kerala and checking into hotels, resorts, hostels or availing homestays and dormitories to compulsorily produce a negative RT-PCR certificate that is not older than 72 hours.

Owners of the above-mentioned places should ensure that the occupants produce a negative RT-PCR certificate,” the order reads.

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08:36 (IST)17 Feb 2021
One more arrested in KPSC exam question paper leak case

Shivling Patil, an accused in Karnataka Public Service Commission question paper leak case was arrested from Belagavi, Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Bengaluru said on Wednesday.

The exam conducted by the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) was to take place on January 24 but ahead of it, the city police arrested six people with Rs 24 lakh in cash and the question papers. The police said the leaked question papers were allegedly sold to job aspirants. Based on the expose, the KPSC postponed the FDA examination.

08:20 (IST)17 Feb 2021
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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. 

Cumulatively, 9,46,076 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,273 deaths and 9,27,924 discharges. Of the active cases, 125 are in Intensive Care Units.

Four out the six deaths reported Tuesday were from Bengaluru Urban, while Mysuru accounted for the other two. Six of the 31 districts -- Bagalkote, Ballari, Koppal, Raichur, Ramanagar and Yadgir -- reported nil infections and fatalities.

A total of 1.80 crore samples have been tested so far, with 41,930 on Tuesday, the bulletin said.

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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