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Karnataka Bengaluru June 3 Highlights: Active cases over 2.93 lakh as state reports 16,387 fresh cases, 463 deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News June 3 Highlights: While the positivity rate for the day stood at 11.22 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 2.82 per cent.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: June 4, 2021 8:09:52 am
Delta variant found in majority of Covid-19 samples in BengaluruMedical workers collect samples for COVID-19 testing in Bengaluru. (PTI File Photo)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News June 3 Highlights: The death toll due to COVID-19 in Karnataka crossed 30,000, as the state on Wednesday reported 463 fatalities and 16,387 new cases, taking the total number of infections to 26,35,122, the health department said. The day also saw 21,199 discharges.

As of June 2 evening, cumulatively 26,35,122 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 30,017 deaths and 23,12,060 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. Total number of active cases in the state is at 2,93,024. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 11.22 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 2.82 per cent.

Of the new cases, 4,095 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 8,620 discharges and 307 deaths. Belagavi recorded 17 deaths, Bengaluru Rural, Hassan and Mysuru (12 each), Shivamogga (10), Uttara Kannada (9), followed by others. Mysuru registered 1,687 new cases, Belagavi 1,006, Tumakuru 882, Mandya 711, followed by others.

A total of over 2,99,99,107 samples have been tested so far, of which 1,45,923 were tested on Wednesday alone. (PTI)

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15:08 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Karnataka lockdown likely to be extended till June 14

The Karnataka government is likely to extend the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown until June 14,  according to sources in CMO. A decision is expected to be made today evening.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has called an emergency presser at 5 pm today. On June 2, he had hinted that strict measures may continue, saying Covid-19 has not completely come under control in the state and cases are high in rural areas.

15:07 (IST)03 Jun 2021
‘Most henious act’: Karnataka court refuses anticipatory bail to cop accused of forcing Dalit man to drink urine

A local court in Karnataka’s Chikkamagaluru district denied anticipatory bail to a sub-inspector who allegedly forced a Dalit man to drink urine at the Gonibeedu police station in Mudigere taluk last month.

Saying that the incident was one of the “most heinous in nature”, the court stated: “Not only was the victim urinated upon, but he has been made to lick the urine from the floor. Such an act of atrocity destroys the personal dignity of any person.”

The police officer, Arjun Gowda, has already been suspended.

The incident came to light after the youth wrote to senior police officers seeking action against the sub-inspector. Based on the complaint filed by Punith K L, a resident of Kirangunda, the Gonibeedu police registered a case against the cop.

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12:50 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Second lockdown relief package in two days

Responding to a question regarding the second lockdown relief package, the Chief Minister said he will take a decision on it in a couple of days.

Yediyurappa had earlier said that a second financial package for the Covid-induced lockdown was under consideration, aimed at providing relief to certain sections left out of the first one.

As the state was battling the second wave of the pandemic, the CM had recently announced an over Rs 1,250-crore financial package for those whose livelihood has been affected by the lockdown.

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12:08 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Bengaluru: Doc arrested a year after she stole baby from hospital, sold to couple for Rs 14.5 lakh

The mystery behind the kidnapping of a newborn child from a BBMP hospital has finally been solved with the arrest of a doctor by the Bengaluru Police. The police cracked the one-year-old case after the Bengaluru South police arrested Dr Rashmi Shashikumar, who was until recently working with a private hospital in Bannerghatta as a psychiatrist.

According to the police, Dr Shashikumar allegedly kidnapped an infant from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) maternity home in Chamarajpet. The doctor allegedly sold the infant to a couple from North Karnataka who was consulting her for issues related to childbirth.

Dr Rashmi had taken Rs 14.5 lakh from the couple and promised them a baby which will be by surrogacy in May 2020. Speaking to Indianexpress.com, Harish Pandey, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South Zone, said, “According to preliminary investigation, the baby was kidnapped in May last from BBMP hospital, the infant belonged to the mother, Husna Banu and her husband Naveed, who had approached us and a complaint was lodged. We had formed a team with 20 personnel to investigate this case.”

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11:20 (IST)03 Jun 2021
CM indicates extending of restrictions

Amid speculations about continuing the lockdown in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday hinted that strict measures may continue, as Covid-19 has not completely come under control and cases are still high in rural areas.

He, however, indicated that relaxation may be given to certain sectors, announcing that export-oriented businesses will be allowed to operate from Thursday.

The state is currently under lockdown till June 7, and there were speculations about it being extended. “I will have a discussion with everyone to make a decision on measures that need to be taken regarding lockdown. Most importantly, I have decided to give permission to those involved in exports. So export-oriented business will be allowed from Thursday,” Yediyurappa said.

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10:46 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Karnataka: Four held with 1,000 gelatin sticks, 600 detonators in Chikkaballapur

A routine check in Chikkaballapur district led to the Karnataka police seizing 1,000 gelatin sticks and 600 electronic detonators on Wednesday, from four men traveling on two motorbikes.

According to the police, the four accused, who have been arrested, were identified as Ramesh (35), Venkatesh (32), Venu (20), and Yadgiri (30), all of them hailing from Nalgonda in Telangana.

“The accused were traveling in two motorbikes with 1000 gelatin sticks and 600 electronic detonators in three different bags. They claimed that the substance was procured from a magazine owner in Madanapally, and was to be used for low-level stone blasting on farmlands in the area. They had been stopped for a vehicle check amid the lockdown when this was revealed,” Superintendent of Police G K Mithun Kumar told Indianexpress.com.

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09:36 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Karnataka sex-for-job scandal: SIT opposes anticipatory bail plea of men accused of honey-trapping former minister

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Karnataka police, which is probing an alleged sex CD and rape scandal involving former BJP minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, opposed the anticipatory bail plea filed by two former television journalists being probed by the SIT over allegedly honey-trapping the MLA.

N Shravan Kumar, the former video editor at a local channel, and Naresh Gowda, a former journalist at a local channel, had filed the anticipatory bail plea two weeks ago before the local court. The two have been missing since March when the video clip had gone viral.

The SIT, in its objection to the bail plea that it filed before the court on Wednesday, said the two journalists are being investigated for allegedly honey-trapping the BJP MLA along with a young woman.

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09:35 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Karnataka allows export-oriented units to open at 50% capacity

In a minor change to the lockdown in Karnataka, the state government has now decided to allow 100 per cent export-oriented units in the state to begin functioning from Thursday with 50 per cent of staff. The move is likely to benefit the garments industry in the state which employs six to seven lakh people.

Industries employing more than 1,000 people are now required to carry out random, bi-weekly Covid-19 tests on at least 10 per cent of the total staff.

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09:19 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Bengaluru gangrape case: Prime accused held after skirmish with cops

The Bengaluru police on Wednesday arrested one of the prime accused in the assault and gangrape case of a Bangladeshi woman, after a skirmish.

According to police, the accused, identified as Shahbaz, was shot at and injured as he tried to escape by allegedly attacking the police team that had gone to arrest him.

The police have arrested 10 people in connection with the case so far. Officers said on Wednesday, a team, acting on information, went to Rampura to nab Shahbaz. “When the cops arrived at the location, the man attacked them with a knife and tried to flee. At this point, we opened fire at him in self-defence and caught him,” an officer said.

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08:40 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Ahead of monsoon, Bengaluru civic body officials inspect flood-prone areas

With monsoon approaching, Bengaluru’s civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is gearing up to tackle rains in the city.

Senior officials of the civic body on Wednesday met to review the precautionary measures taken to prevent flooding and other untoward incidents after rain. Urban Development Minister Byrathi Basavaraj and BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta along with officials visited and reviewed various places in BBMP limits that had been flooded last year due to rain.

The Minister and Chief Commissioner visited Hennur Main Road which had been flooded last year with 80 mm to 90 mm rain/hour and caused water-logging in Sai Layout, Geddalahalli areas. According to BBMP officials, they examined the situation and instructed the officials to resolve the issues immediately.

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08:14 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Karnataka logs 16,387 new cases, 21,199 recoveries, 463 deaths

The death toll due to COVID-19 in Karnataka crossed 30,000, as the state on Wednesday reported 463 fatalities and 16,387 new cases, taking the total number of infections to 26,35,122, the health department said. The day also saw 21,199 discharges. As of June 2 evening, cumulatively 26,35,122 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 30,017 deaths and 23,12,060 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. Total number of active cases in the state is at 2,93,024. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 11.22 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 2.82 per cent.

Of the new cases, 4,095 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 8,620 discharges and 307 deaths. Belagavi recorded 17 deaths, Bengaluru Rural, Hassan and Mysuru (12 each), Shivamogga (10), Uttara Kannada (9), followed by others. Mysuru registered 1,687 new cases, Belagavi 1,006, Tumakuru 882, Mandya 711, followed by others.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 11,70,742, followed by Mysuru 1,45,655 and Tumakuru 1,05,016. In the number of discharges, Bengaluru Urban has recorded 10,17,942 ,followed by Mysuru 1,28,757 and Tumakuru 92,428.

A total of over 2,99,99,107 samples have been tested so far, of which 1,45,923 were tested on Wednesday alone. (PTI)

08:08 (IST)03 Jun 2021
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With monsoon approaching, Bengaluru’s civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is gearing up to tackle rains in the city. Senior officials of the civic body on Wednesday met to review the precautionary measures taken to prevent flooding and other untoward incidents after rain. Urban Development Minister Byrathi Basavaraj and BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta along with officials visited and reviewed various places in BBMP limits that had been flooded last year due to rain.

READ | Ahead of monsoon, Bengaluru civic body officials inspect flood-prone areas

The mystery behind the kidnapping of a newborn child from a BBMP hospital has finally been solved with the arrest of a doctor by the Bengaluru Police. The police cracked the one-year-old case after the Bengaluru South police arrested Dr Rashmi Shashikumar, who was until recently working with a private hospital in Bannerghatta as a psychiatrist.

READ | Bengaluru: Doc arrested a year after she stole baby from hospital, sold to couple for Rs 14.5 lakh

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