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Karnataka Bengaluru June 9 Highlights: State registers dip in Covid tally with 9808 fresh cases, 179 deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News June 9 Highlights: Cumulatively 27,17,289 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 32,099 deaths and 24,60,165 discharges.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: June 10, 2021 8:18:13 am
Bengaluru, COVID-19, BBMP MarshalsBBMP marshals patrol to ensure COVID-19 protocols are followed by people at a fruit market in Bengaluru. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News June 9 Highlights: Karnataka on Tuesday reported less than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases and 179 fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 27.17 lakh and the toll to 32,099. The day also saw 23,449 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases. Out of 9,808 new cases reported on Tuesday, 2,028 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 7,664 discharges and 44 deaths.

Cumulatively 27,17,289 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 32,099 deaths and 24,60,165 discharges, the Health department said in a bulletin. The total number of active cases is 2,25,004. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 7.53 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 1.82 per cent.

Out of 179 deaths reported on Tuesday, 44 were from Bengaluru Urban, Mysuru (15), Haveri (11), Shivamogga (10), Hassan (9), Bengaluru Rural (8), followed by others. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 2,028, Mysuru 974, Shivamogga 703, Hassan 659, Tumakuru 589, followed by others.

Cumulatively a total of 3,08,62,227 samples have been tested in the state so far, out of which 1,30,224 were done on Tuesday alone. (PTI)

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21:58 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Covid-19: 10,959 new cases, 192 deaths across Karnataka

Karnataka on Wednesday reported 10,959 new cases, 192 more deaths, and 20,246 recoveries. Out of the new cases, 2,395 fresh infections were reported from capital city Bengaluru alone.

21:25 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Karnataka hikes electricity tariff, opposition terms decision ‘disastrous’

Karnataka government Wednesday announced an average hike in electricity tariff by 30 paise per unit for all electricity supply companies (Escoms) for the ongoing fiscal 2021-2022.

The revision, as notified by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), would result in an average increase of 3.84 per cent. The revised tariff will be considered for each unit of electricity consumed from the first meter reading date falling on or after April 1 this year, the Commission noted, to “enable recovery of the revenue gap determined by the Commission.”

Further, the Commission has said that the revised tariff arrears would be recovered from consumers during the months of October and November this year “without charging any interest.”

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15:02 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Manipal: MAHE offers full fee waiver to students who lost sole earning parent to Covid

The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Wednesday announced a full fee-waiver as scholarship to its students who lost their father or mother — who was the sole earning member in the family — to the Covid pandemic. 

MAHE officials said the scholarship would be offered across all programmes for the remaining duration of study.

“By this decision; we hope to give some relief to our students who have unfortunately lost their sole earning member of the family and has suffered the consequences of this pandemic. MAHE hopes that their financial difficulties are mitigated to an extent,” Dr M D Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor of MAHE said.

15:00 (IST)09 Jun 2021
4 arrested for smuggling Ambergris worth Rs 8 Crore in Bengaluru

Bengaluru east division police arrested four persons and seized 6.7 Kg Ambergris (floating gold/whale vomit) worth Rs 8 Crores.

“Ambergris is a solid waxy substance originating in the intestine of the sperm whale. It is highly prized as a fixative and ingredient in fine perfumes.” Bengaluru City police commissioner Kamal Pant said. 

“The 4 accused are in custody and legal action has been taken under different sections of The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 and u/S 420 of IPC,” he added.

14:49 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Identifying, prioritising health of malnourished children important: CM tells Anganwadi workers

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Wednesday instructed Anganwadi workers in the state to take measures to mitigate malnourishment in children across the state. 

"It is essential that we identify children who are malnourished and are affected by any ailment. Ensuring sufficient healthcare facilities to them need to be prioritised, in collaboration with the Department of Health," Yediyurappa said in a virtual meeting with Anganwadi workers from different districts of the state. 

The CM also appreciated the role of Anganwadi workers in village and gram panchayat-level task forces for conducting house visits to generate awareness on Covid-19 and for delivering nutritious food to children and pregnant women. "Such activities are truly praiseworthy," he said. 

Further, Yediyurappa added that over 85% of the Anganwadi workers were vaccinated and that they are also declared as frontline workers in the state.

14:05 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Ambulance driver attempts to rape COVID-19 patient in hospital in Kalaburagi, held

A driver of a private ambulance allegedly attempted to rape a COVID-19 patient at a government hospital in Kalaburagi, following which he was arrested.

According to police, the accused entered the cardiology department of the Gulbarga Institute of Medical Science, where the 25-year-old victim was undergoing treatment and tried to rape her on Tuesday night. 

As she screamed, other patients woke up and raised an alarm. Soon, the accused fled the spot, police said.

On receiving information, the police immediately swung into action and managed to nab the accused. (PTI)

12:43 (IST)09 Jun 2021
CCB police bust illegal ‘simbox’ racket

Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police officials busted an illegal SIMBOX racket in the city 

The police have arrested two accused identified as Ibrahim from Kerala and Gowtham from Tamil Nadu. Police said 30 simboxes which can at a time use 960 sims were seized.

“In this process, one hawala operator was also detained. This racket is not only illegal but can be used to do activities affecting the security of the state,” Central Crime Branch (CCB) Chief Sandeep said.

12:42 (IST)09 Jun 2021
East Lalbagh in Kannamangala to be first among four forest-turned-eco parks in Bengaluru

A botanical garden spread over 70 acres in Bengaluru, called East Lalbagh, is likely to be opened for the public soon. The garden located in Kannamangala is one of the four forest-turned-eco parks to be set up as part of ‘Bengaluru Mission 2022’, the Karnataka government’s infrastructure overhaul plan for the city.

The government had earlier granted Rs 5.50 crore for this eco-park, modelled on the iconic Lalbagh botanical garden.

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12:26 (IST)09 Jun 2021
“We must uproot Brahminism”, tweets Kannada actor Chetan Kumar; complaint against actor by Brahmin Development Board

Kannada actor-activist Chetan Kumar's tweet, saying "Brahminism is negation of the spirit of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," angered the Brahmin community in the state, which filed a complaint with Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant.

Brahmin Development Board chairperson Sachidananda Murthy, in his complaint, said the sentiments of the community has been hurt by the remarks by the actor and sought an apology from him. 

“#Brahminism ‘Brahminism is negation of the spirit of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity…we must uproot Brahminism’— #Ambedkar ‘While all are born as equals, to say that Brahmins alone are highest & all others are low as Untouchables is sheer nonsense. It is a big hoax’ — #Periyar” the actor had tweeted.

10:51 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Mysore University develops Covid-19 self-testing kit that ‘can detect virus in 10 minutes’

Scientists of the University of Mysore (UoM) have developed a new Covid-19 self-testing kit with an accuracy rate as high as above 90 per cent.

The varsity, along with the Hyderabad-based Lorven Biologics Pvt. Ltd., has developed a Covid-19 detection kit which is now being sent to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, for emergency approval.

The university claims that the kit is expected to be available at an affordable cost of Rs 100 since it has been developed by a state-run university, said Prof. Rangappa, who is the former Vice-Chancellor of UoM and also headed the university’s research team.

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10:50 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Salaar makers set up two oxygen plants, 20 oxygen bed facility in Mandya

Production house Hombale Films is doing their bit amid the pandemic. They recently set up two oxygen plants and a 20 oxygen bed facility in Mandya, Karnataka at an estimated cost of Rs 2 crore.

Hombale Films has also made a contribution of Rs 35 lakh towards members of Telugu Film Chamber.

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10:45 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Karnataka: Pvt hospitals urge govt to ensure ‘equitable distribution’ of Covid vaccines

Alleging that a few hospitals, especially those that are part of large chain of corporates, have taken a “lion’s share of state’s quota of Covid-19 vaccines”, the Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (PHANA) in Karnataka Tuesday urged the state government to appoint a nodal officer to streamline the process.

According to PHANA Secretary Dr Rajashekar Y L, small and medium-scale private hospitals in the state are finding it hard to procure vaccines directly from the manufacturers. “Such hospitals are finding it difficult to place huge orders as per the demands raised by the vaccine manufacturers. With no retailer in between, these hospitals are forced to stay out of the vaccination process,” he told Indianexpress.com.

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09:56 (IST)09 Jun 2021
CM to discuss future of lockdown restrictions in a day or two

Amid speculation that Karnataka may begin the unlock process by lifting restrictions after June 14, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is likely to hold a meeting in a day or two, to discuss and take a call on the matter.

The state is currently under lockdown till June 14 and there are indications that the government is likely to go for graded relaxation of restrictions in districts that have less positivity rate to begin with.

“The Chief Minister, after discussing with everyone, will take a decision on what measures need to be taken in this regard, by taking everyone into confidence,” Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said on Tuesday

Speaking to reporters, he said, the Chief Minister is likely to call a meeting (with experts, ministers and officials), in a day or two, during which all aspects will be discussed and the outcome will be made known.

“In most of the districts, aside a few, the numbers have come down… We will also have to ensure that the cases don’t increase again… It will also be looked into,” he added.

09:34 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Monkey menace: Karnataka HC asks govt to submit control plan

The Karnataka High Court has directed the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Forest Department to come up with a scheme to ensure monkeys are shifted back to their natural habitat from residential areas, without them being hurt. 

“Keeping in mind the duty of the state, safety of humans and welfare of animals, while protecting citizens from the monkey menace, the State Government should ensure that the monkeys are not hurt in any manner and shift them to their natural habitat”, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj noted.  

The HC was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocate B S Radhanandan from Chamarajpet in Bengaluru. Further, the HC also directed the state government to file a statement, and the plan evolved to deal with the issue by July 12.

09:25 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Ravi Pujari is back to Bengaluru from Kochi after 8 days

After eight days in the custody of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Kochi, Kerala in connection with the Kochi salon shooting case, Ravi Pujari returned to Bengaluru on Tuesday. 

On Tuesday morning, the Ernakulam Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court had remanded him in 14-day custody again. According to a report filed in the court, the ATS said Pujari had given the names of some persons in India and abroad who were involved in the shooting case. 

On June 3, a team of Kerala Police took gangster Ravi Pujari from Bengaluru's Parappana Agrahara jail to Kochi for an investigation in connection with the case.

The case is regarding the incident on December 15, 2018, when two bike-borne assailants fired from a pistol outside the beauty parlour run by actor Leena Maria Paul at Panampilly Nagar in Kochi. Pujari is the third accused in this case.

09:19 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Karnataka: Covid ministerial task force notifies maximum price for vaccines

The Karnataka Covid-19 ministerial task force has notified maximum prices that can be charged by private hospitals in the state, following the revised guidelines announced by the Centre. 

The price caps (per dose) are: Covishield - Rs 780; Covaxin - Rs 1410; Sputnik V - Rs 1145. "These price caps (including Rs 150 service charge per dose) will be applicable from now. Strict action will be taken in case of any discrepancy," taskforce head and Deputy CM C N Ashwathnarayan said.

09:13 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Karnataka reports less than 10k new cases, 179 deaths

Karnataka on Tuesday reported 9,808 fresh Covid-19 infections and 179 fatalities, taking the total caseload to 27,17,289 and the death toll to 32,099. This is the lowest single-day rise in new Covid-19 cases in the state nearly two months after the second wave hit the state.

Meanwhile, 2,028 cases were reported from Bengaluru as the city also saw 7,664 discharges and 44 deaths, according to the health department.

The day also saw 23,449 discharges in the state, continuing the trend of outnumbering the fresh cases. The number of active cases in Karnataka stood at 2,25,004. Cumulatively, 27,17,289 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 32,099 deaths and 24,60,165 discharges, the Health department said in a bulletin. The total number of active cases is 2,25,004.

The positivity rate for the day stood at 7.53 per cent while the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 1.82 per cent. Out of 179 deaths reported on Tuesday, 44 were from Bengaluru Urban, Mysuru (15), Haveri (11), Shivamogga (10), Hassan (9), Bengaluru Rural (8), followed by others.

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08:59 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Congress leader Siddaramaiah demands probe into alleged Mysuru land scam

Karnataka Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah has demanded a probe into the alleged land scam in Mysuru which is said to be the reason for the public spat between IAS officers Rohini Sindhuri and Shilpa Nag and their subsequent transfers from Mysuru.

BJP MLAs, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha and former minister and JDS MLA Sa Ra Mahesh have a role in the goings on and the subsequent transfers of officials, Siddaramaiah said. 

The former Chief Minister demanded that the State government order a probe into the alleged land scam in the district to know involvement of legislators and officials in the land grabbing cases in the district.

08:58 (IST)09 Jun 2021
CM Yediyurappa directs officials to expedite Bengaluru development works

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Tuesday instructed government officials to expedite all pending works related to the development of Bengaluru city, including those at Peripheral Ring Road, lakes, drainage, electricity, and road works.

After a review meeting with Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) officials, Yediyurappa noted that companies from Turkey, Israel, and Switzerland had expressed interest to take up works at the Peripheral Ring Road. “The tender should be finalised immediately and placed before the cabinet for approval. Land acquisition should also be expedited,” he said.

The CM reiterated the same instruction regarding development works of drainage, electricity, road and related facilities in Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout and Dr K Shivaram Karanth layout as well.

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08:53 (IST)09 Jun 2021
GSI finds 85 places in Kodagu district prone to floods, landslides this year

The Geographical Survey of India (GSI) has identified 85 places in Kodagu district as vulnerable to floods and landslides. 

The most places are in Madikeri and Virajpet towns, GSI said. Deputy Commissioner Charulatha Somal said necessary precautions are in place at those places following GSI’s report.

The people living in vulnerable areas must be shifted to relief/rescue centres which can be set up in schools or community halls, Minister for Revenue R. Ashoka instructed the District administration.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Tuesday instructed government officials to expedite all pending works related to the development of Bengaluru city, including those at Peripheral Ring Road, lakes, drainage, electricity, and road works.

READ | CM Yediyurappa directs officials to expedite Bengaluru development works

Former Karnataka minister and six-time BJP legislator C M Udasi passed away on Tuesday at a private hospital in Bengaluru due to age-related illness. He was 85. Udasi was the minister for public works in the B S Yediyurappa cabinet in 2008 and had represented the Hangal Assembly constituency in Haveri district for six times.

READ | Former Karnataka minister C M Udasi passes away at 85 due to age-related illness

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