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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus January 14 Highlights: State to Receive 20,000 doses of Covaxin, says Health Minister

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News January 14 Highlights: All districts will be distributed with the vaccine to inaugurate the vaccination drive on January 16.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: January 15, 2021 8:14:32 am
Karnataka Minister for Health Dr K Sudhakar while inspecting the second dry run for vaccination against Covid-19. (Twitter/mla_sudhakar)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News January 14 Highlights: Karnataka will receive 20,000 doses of Covaxin Covid-19 vaccine soon, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar.

“The only difference between Covaxin vial and Covi-shield vial is Covi-shield has 5 ml of vaccine in a vial and covaxin has 10 ml of vaccine in a vial. One vial can vaccinate 20 people. Both the vaccine will be given in the state and there is no choice for any”, he said.

The Central government has issued a guideline regarding which district and which staff to be given the vaccination. All districts will be distributed with the vaccine to inaugurate the vaccination drive on January 16, he added.

On Tuesday 6.48 lakh doses (in 54 boxes) of Covishield vaccine arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

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18:30 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Karnataka Health Department and Anti-Tobacco Cell object to smoking visuals in KGF Chapter 2 teaser

The Karnataka State Anti-Tobacco Cell and Health Department have objected to visuals showing Yash lighting a cigarette and smoking in the recently released teaser of KGF Chapter 2.

Officials from The Karnataka State Anti-Tobacco Cell said that since the visuals showing the actor smoking a cigarette violated Section 5 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) 2003, they decided to seek deletion of the teaser from online platforms.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka Health Department has also appealed to actor Yash, who is playing the lead role in KGF 2, to remove the problematic scenes from the teaser and film. The teaser features a scene where Yash blows up a row of jeeps with a machine gun and goes on to light a cigarette using the barrel of the red-hot gun.

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17:42 (IST)14 Jan 2021
IN PICS | Kanakapura Namma Metro section inaugurated

After missing several deadlines, the Yelachenahalli-Silk Institute line of Metro Phase-2 was inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.

The 6.29-km elevated line will have five stations – Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajrahalli, Thalaghattapura and Silk Institute.

15:11 (IST)14 Jan 2021
BMTC to start metro feeder services on 4 new routes, to be inaugurated today

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC’s) will start four metro feeder services from January 15 onwards, in light of Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) extending its services from Yelachenahalli Metro station to Silk Institute (Anjanapura) Metro station from today.

Metro feeder services to the Yelachenahalli-Silk Institute line will be inaugurated on Thursday and will commence operations from Friday.

On Thursday, Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs and CM BS Yediyurappa will flag off the inaugural train at 4.30 pm from Konanakunte Cross Metro Station.

The 6.29-km elevated line will have five stations – Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajrahalli, Thalaghattapura and Silk Institute.

The new line will reduce the traffic congestion on the Kanakapura Road and South Bengaluru roads, which are known for the traffic snarls during peak hours, according to officials.

12:50 (IST)14 Jan 2021
IN PICS | CM Yediyurappa performs 'Gau Pooja' on Makara Sankranti

Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa performed 'Gau Pooja' (cow worship) at his official residence Cauvery in Bengaluru on Thursday morning on the occasion of Makara Sankranti and greeted people on the festival, which marks the end of the winter solstice.

10:06 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Six centres identified to start Covid vaccine drive in Bengaluru

As many as 1.05 lakh Covishield vaccine doses have been stored in Dasappa Hospital in Central Bengaluru and will be administered to health workers from six centres in the city, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said after inspecting stocks at the hospital.

The centres which will start administering the vaccine are: KC General Hospital, Victoria Hospital, CV Raman General Hospital, Jayanagar General Hospital, St John’s Medical College and Mallasandra Primary Health Centre in North Bengaluru. The vaccine will be given between 9am and 5pm on January 16.

“The vaccine will be given to 100 people in each centre on that day and all those who are getting the first shot will be informed via SMS or phone call,” Prasad said.

09:06 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to attend Veterans Day in Bengaluru today

Indian armed forces will be celebrating Veterans Day on January 14, marking the recognition of the services rendered by the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces, Field Marshal KM Cariappa, who retired on this day in 1953.

Field Marshal KM Cariappa was born in Madikeri, Kodagu(Coorg) in Karnataka, on 28 January 1898. Cariappa took over as the Commander-in-Chief (C-o-C) of Indian Army in the year 1949. He replaced British officer General Sir Francis Butcher and became the first Indian C-o-C of independent India.

'Wreath laying ceremonies and veterans' meets are being organised in various military stations to mark our solidarity towards the next of kin of our brave hearts and towards our veterans as a mark of respect to their selfless duty and sacrifices towards the nation.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat will be attending the Veterans Meet at Air Force Station, Bengaluru.

08:56 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Trouble brews in Karnataka BJP as Yediyurappa inducts 7 new cabinet members

After several rounds of discussions, including one with the central Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa inducted seven new ministers into the Karnataka cabinet and dropped one – Excise Minister H Nagesh.

Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru. The new cabinet members include four MLAs – Umesh Katti from Hukkeri, S Angara from Sullia, Murugesh Nirani from Bilgi and Arvind Limbavali from Mahadevapura – as well as MLCs R Shankar, MTB Nagaraj and CP Yogeshwar.

This is the third expansion of the 17-month-old cabinet led by Yediyurappa. The exercise wasn’t a smooth one for the CM or the ruling party as resentment erupted within the state BJP soon after Yediyurappa named the seven new cabinet members.

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08:37 (IST)14 Jan 2021
After missing deadlines, Kanakapura Namma Metro section to be inaugurated today

After missing several deadlines, the Yelachenahalli-Silk Institute line of Metro Phase-2 will be thrown open for operations on January 14, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced Wednesday.

Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri will inaugurate the extension on the Green Line virtually in the presence of CM Yediyurappa. The 6.29-km elevated line will have five stations – Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajrahalli, Thalaghattapura and Silk Institute.

The inauguration will be held at 4.30 pm on January 14. “After the successful launch of the train service to the Airport, here is one more step towards easing commute in Bengaluru. Namma Metro’s 6 km Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute stretch of the Green Line will be flagged off on January 14,” Yediyurappa tweeted.

08:17 (IST)14 Jan 2021
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After missing several deadlines, the Yelachenahalli-Silk Institute line of Metro Phase-2 will be thrown open for operations on January 14, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced Wednesday.

Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri will inaugurate the extension on the Green Line virtually in the presence of CM Yediyurappa. The 6.29-km elevated line will have five stations – Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajrahalli, Thalaghattapura and Silk Institute.

READ | Bengaluru: After missing deadlines, Kanakapura Namma Metro section to be inaugurated on Jan 14

The inauguration will be held at 4.30 pm on January 14. “After the successful launch of the train service to the Airport, here is one more step towards easing commute in Bengaluru. Namma Metro’s 6 km Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute stretch of the Green Line will be flagged off on January 14,” Yediyurappa tweeted.

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