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Karnataka Bengaluru June 28 Highlights: Recoveries nearing 27 lakh with 7699 discharges

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News June 28 Highlights: As of Sunday, the total number of active cases in the state stood at 1,01,042.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: June 29, 2021 8:13:57 am
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a woman at a drive-in vaccination centre in Bengaluru. (Photo: PTI)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News June 28 Highlights: Karnataka reported 3,604 new Covid-19 infections and 89 deaths on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to 28.34 lakh and the toll to 34,743. The day also saw 7,699 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 26,98,822.

Of the new infections, 788 were from Bengaluru Urban, even as the city saw 3,301 discharges. The total number of active cases in the state stood at 1,01,042. While the positivity rate stood at 2.18 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 2.46 per cent. Most deaths were reported from Mysuru and Dakshina Kannada (15 each), followed by Bengaluru Urban (11) and Ballari (8).

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14:17 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Former BJP corporator killed in Bengaluru: Victim’s sister-in-law, her son arrested

Two more arrests have been made in the murder case of former BJP corporator Rekha Kadiresh, the Bengaluru police said on Monday. According to officers, Mala Rajkannan, the sister of Rekha’s late husband, and her son, Arun, were arrested on Sunday.

Last week, the police have arrested five other suspects, Peter, Surya, Stephen, Ajay and Purushottam. According to officers, Mala and her son were allegedly in touch with the other accused in the case.

Rekha, a two-time BJP corporator and resident of the Chalavadipalya ward in Bengaluru, was the wife of history-sheeter S Kadiresh, who was killed in February 2018.

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13:40 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Karnataka Education minister releases schedule for SSLC exam

Karnataka Education Minister Suresh Kumar Monday released the schedule for the state SSLC examination. 

Examination of Core Subjects (Social Science, Mathematics, Science) will be on July 19 and Language Subjects will be held on July 22. 

Both the examinations will be held between 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. Speaking to reporters, Suresh Kumar said, around 10,000 students have opted to write exams in their hometowns. “All teachers will be vaccinated within a week to have them prepared for exams,” he said.

Meanwhile, symptomatic children who appear for the SSLC exam to be isolated in a separate room at the exam centre. “Those kids who have tested Covid positive and want to write can write at a centre nearby -arrangements made for them to be isolated,” he added.

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13:36 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Karnataka ‘Brahminism’ row: After facing two FIRs, actor Chetan Kumar sues Labour Minister Shivaram Hebbar

After facing two FIRs filed on complaints by members of the Brahmin community in Karnataka for his critical comments on ‘Brahminism’, actor Chetan Kumar has sued Labour Minister Arbail Shivaram Hebbar for civil defamation.

The actor has filed a suit against the minister before a city civil court in Bengaluru seeking Rs 1 as compensation and a public apology. In a statement released later, the actor accused minister Hebbar of using “demeaning and offensive language” against him.

“Although I generally ignore such words coming from the public, Mr Hebbar is in a position of immense power, is misusing his role as a public servant and must be held accountable,” Chetan explained.

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13:19 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Explained: What is the Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project and how will it help people living in and around the city?

Connecting Bengaluru with its suburbs via a rail-based rapid-transit system has been a dream of Karnataka governments since 1983.

Finally, the much-anticipated project seems to be taking shape with the state government announcing that work on it will start in 3 months. The project, expected to be completed by 2026 at an estimated cost of Rs 15,767 crore, has often been dubbed as “India’s most integrated rail project”.

The Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project (BSRP) was first proposed in 1983 and has since then been one of the dreams of many Karnataka governments. The project was first proposed by an expert team from the then Southern Railway (now Bengaluru falls under the purview of South Western Railway) and was estimated to be run across 58 kilometres. The proposal then was submitted as part of Karnataka’s first Transportation Survey commissioned by the then Chief Minister R Gundu Rao.

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12:49 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Karnataka: Congress provides Rs 1 lakh each to kin of Chamarajanagar tragedy victims

The opposition Congress in Karnataka on Sunday said that it has handed over a relief amount of Rs 1 lakh each to the families of Covid-19 patients who died after the Chamarajanagar District Hospital ran out of oxygen supply on May 2 and 3.

During his visit to Chamarajanagar on Sunday, state Congress chief D K Shivakumar said, “While the government initially said that only three people died, we discovered that 28 had passed away due to oxygen shortage here,” he said.

Further criticising the BJP-led government, he said, “These are not deaths, but murders committed by the government. No action has been taken regarding these murders.”

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12:27 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Karnataka reports first case of rare ANEC in 13-year-old child

In Karnataka, the first case of a rare Covid-19 complication affecting the brain has been detected in a 13-year-old child, the SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre in Davangere said.

Acute necrotising encephalopathy of childhood (ANEC), the complication was found in the child belonging to Hoovinahadagali, a village, in the district. The child had been infected with Covid-19 and had recovered but later developed ANEC, Dr N K Kalappanavar, the director of the institute said.

"Till now, we have been thinking that multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) was the only post- COVID complication. Hereafter, we have to watch out for ANEC," he said.

According to him, this is the first instance of ANEC as post-Covid complication has come to his notice in the State.

10:47 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Disruption in water supply on June 30, July 1

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), said that several areas across Bengaluru will be facing disruptions in water supply on June 30 and July 1. 

According to the BWSSB statement, the disruptions will be caused due to repair works at the TK Halli, Harohalli and Tataguni pumping stations in the city.

The areas that will be facing disruptions in water supply are Shettihalli, Kammagondanahalli, Mallasandra, Bagalagunte, T Dasarahalli, HMT ward, Peenya second stage, third stage, fourth phase, Rajagopal Nagar, Ganapathi Nagar, MEI Colony, Lakshmidevi Nagar, BHCS Layout, Happy Valley, part of BDA Layout, Uttarahalli, Bellandur, Ibbalur, Koramangala first block, fourth block, fourth C block, J block, Military campus ASC center, Siddhartha Colony, Venkatapura, Teachers Colony, Jakkasandra and Jakkasandra Extension, ST bed area, part of Jayanagar fourth T block, Arsu Colony, Thilaknagar, NEI Layout, East End A & B main roads,Krishnappa Garden, BHEL Layout, BTM second stage, Mico Layout, NS Palya, Gurappanpalya, Sudguntepalya, Bismillah Nagar, JP Nagar fourth to eighth stages, Puttenahalli, Jaraganahalli, RBI Layout, Panduranga Nagara, Arakere, Mico layout, Doresani palya, Kottanuru Dinne, Venkatadri Layout, Chunchaghatta, Konanakunte, SBM Layout, Supreme Residency Layout, Lake City, Nadamma Layout, Rotary Nagar, Kodichikkanahalli Village.

HSR Layout first to seventh sectors, Agara Village, Mangammanapalya, Madina Nagara, ITI Layout, Hosa Layout Palya, Bande Palya, Chandra Layout, BEML Layout first to fifth stage, Nagarbhavi, Annapoorneshwari Nagar, Vishweswarayya Layout all stages, BEL Layout all stages, Mallathahalli, Ulala, D group Layout, Railway Layout, Byadarahalli, Rajajinagar, Mahalakshmi Layout, Rajajinagar sixth block, Basaveshwar Nagar, Manjunath Nagar, Nandini Layout, Goragunte Palya, Shankar Nagar, Prakash Nagar, Kurubarahalli, Shankarmatha, Kamala Nagar, Kamakshipalya, BEML Layout, KHB Colony, Shivanagar, Agrahara Dasarahalli, Papiah Garden and surrounding places.

09:39 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Sister-in-law, nephew of victim arrested in arrested in ex-BJP corporator murder case

The Bengaluru Police probing the murder of former BJP corporator, Rekha Kadiresh, on Sunday arrested two of her relatives in connection with the case. 

According to police, Rekha's sister-in-law Mala and her son, Arun, were held. So far, the police have arrested five other suspects Peter, Surya, Stephen, Ajay and Purushottam. 

Police officials said that Mala, elder sister of Rekha’s husband Kadiresh, and her son, were in touch with the alleged killers and investigation is going on. 

Rekha, a two-time BJP corporator and resident of the Chalavadipalya ward in the city, was the second wife of rowdy-sheeter Kadiresh, who was killed in February 2018.

09:29 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Karnataka leaders object to changing of Kannada names in Kerala’s Kasaragod district

The JDS and a BJP MP have objected to the reported changing of Kannada names of some places in Kerala’s Kasaragod district, which borders Karnataka.

According to Mysuru BJP MP Pratap Simha, Madhuru will be known as Madhuram, Malla- Mallam, Karadka — Kadagam, Bedadka — Bedagam, Kumble — Kumbla, Pilikunje — Pilikunnu, Anebagilu — Anavadukkal, Hosadurga — Pudiyakota, Sasihitlu — Thaivalappu and Mahasatigundi — Mastikundu.

In his tweet, Simha demanded that the Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa intervene and speak to his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan to stop the changing of such names.

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09:19 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Karnataka leaders object to changing of Kannada names in Kerala’s Kasaragod district

The JDS and a BJP MP have objected to the reported changing of Kannada names of some places in Kerala’s Kasaragod district, which borders Karnataka.

According to Mysuru BJP MP Pratap Simha, Madhuru will be known as Madhuram, Malla- Mallam, Karadka — Kadagam, Bedadka — Bedagam, Kumble — Kumbla, Pilikunje — Pilikunnu, Anebagilu — Anavadukkal, Hosadurga — Pudiyakota, Sasihitlu — Thaivalappu and Mahasatigundi — Mastikundu.

In his tweet, Simha demanded that the Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa intervene and speak to his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan to stop the changing of such names.

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09:12 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Bengaluru Habba to be organised to mark Kempe Gowda’s birth anniversary

The Karnataka government will organise a three-day annual Bengaluru Habba from next year to mark the birth anniversary of Bengaluru founder Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda, said Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan, who is also the vice-chairperson of the Kempegowda Heritage Area Development Authority. 

Speaking at the 512th birth anniversary of Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda, he said Bengaluru Habba, a cultural event, would be celebrated from June 26 to 28 annually.

“A central theme park spread over 23 acres depicting the history of Nadaprabhu’s lifetime will also come up,” he added.

09:11 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Two women at heart of new gang killing in Bengaluru

The cycle of violence in Cottonpet, a neighbourhood of narrow streets and bloody gang wars in the old city area of Bengaluru, has entered a new phase. And at the centre this time are two women: an ex-councillor, who was hacked to death in broad daylight, and her former sister-in-law, who has a police record of alleged murder, drug-peddling and bootlegging.

On June 24, Rekha Kadiresh, the former councillor for the Chalavadipalya ward who was widely tipped to win in the next city council polls this year, was hacked to death outside her BJP ward office shortly after she had finished serving food to the poor in the locality.

Within 24 hours, police arrested five men for the 43-year-old’s murder on the basis of eyewitness accounts and CCTV footage. Now, investigators are looking at the alleged role of Mala Rajkannan, 50, who is said to be a “gang boss” in the area for over two decades.

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09:02 (IST)28 Jun 2021
Karnataka reports 3,604 Covid cases and 89 deaths

Karnataka reported 3,604 new Covid-19 infections and 89 deaths on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to 28.34 lakh and the toll to 34,743. The day also saw 7,699 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 26,98,822.

Of the new infections, 788 were from Bengaluru Urban, even as the city saw 3,301 discharges. The total number of active cases in the state stood at 1,01,042. While the positivity rate stood at 2.18 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 2.46 per cent.

Most deaths were reported from Mysuru and Dakshina Kannada (15 each), followed by Bengaluru Urban (11) and Ballari (8).

08:57 (IST)28 Jun 2021
First-of-its-kind health check up for kids to beat Covid-19 starts in Karnataka’s Haveri district

In a first-of-its-kind exercise in Karnataka, a month-long extensive health check-up drive for children below 16 years has been launched across Haveri district as part of the preparation to face a possible third wave of COVID-19, state Home Minister Basavaraj S Bommai said.

“Haveri has become the first district in the State to start a first-of-its-kind health check-up drive exclusively for children.

We are making sure that no child is malnourished,” Bommai, an MLA from Shiggaon in the district, told PTI.

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08:15 (IST)28 Jun 2021
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The cyle of violence in Cottonpet, a neighbourhood of narrow streets and bloody gang wars in the old city area of Bengaluru, has entered a new phase. And at the centre this time are two women: an ex-councillor, who was hacked to death in broad daylight, and her former sister-in-law, who has a police record of alleged murder, drug-peddling and bootlegging.

READ | Two women at heart of new gang killing in Bengaluru

After facing two FIRs filed on complaints by members of the Brahmin community in Karnataka for his critical comments on ‘Brahminism’, actor Chetan Kumar has sued Labour Minister Arbail Shivaram Hebbar for civil defamation.

READ | Karnataka ‘Brahminism’ row: After facing two FIRs, actor Chetan Kumar sues Labour Minister Shivaram Hebbar

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