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Karnataka Bengaluru July 9 Highlights: State reports 2530 fresh cases, 62 deaths

Karnataka Bangalore Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases News July 9 Highlights: Bengaluru Urban reported 514 new cases, as the city saw 753 discharges and nine deaths.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: July 12, 2021 8:06:34 am
People wearing face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walk along a commercial street where renovation work is underway as part of Smart City Project, in Bengaluru. (Photo: PTI)

Karnataka Bangalore July 9 Highlights: Karnataka reported 2,530 new cases of Covid-19 and 62 deaths Thursday, taking the total number of infections to 28.64 lakh and the toll to 35,663. The day also saw 3,344 recoveries, bringing the active caseload down to 38,729.

Bengaluru Urban reported 514 new cases, as the city saw 753 discharges and nine deaths.

While the test positivity rate stood at 1.60 per cent, the case fatality rate (CFR) was at 2.45 per cent.

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18:25 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Coffee Day Essentials division workers protest over no salaries

Few workers of the Coffee Day Essentials division held a protest at Cafe coffee day head office in Bengaluru on Friday for alleged non-payment of salaries. 

The employees of the Coffee Day Essentials division from various parts of the state held the protest and submitted a letter to the management of Cafe coffee day in Bengaluru asking for alleged pending payment for the month of March, April, May and June. 

15:01 (IST)09 Jul 2021
630 gram panchayats in Karnataka to get Aadhar centres

The Karnataka government plans to set up  new Aadhar centres in villages across the State.

In the first phase, the government to set up new Aadhar centres in 630 gram panchayats where panchayat officials will be given mobile phones for Aadhar enrollment or for changing Aadhar details and other services. 

Principal secretary of the Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Department LK Atheeq said Rs 50 will be charged from citizens for the services in this centres.

14:54 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Karnataka gets Rs 5,008 crore Centre grant to ensure water supply

In the latest fund allocation announced by the Jal Jeevan Mission, a total of Rs 5,008.79 crore has been earmarked for Karnataka in a bid to help the state ensure supply to clean tap water to households, including those in rural areas. The allocation, in comparison to the Rs 1,189.40 crore offered during 2020-21 has seen a hike of over four folds. 

According to the Centre, 5.44 lakh households in Karnataka have been provided tap water connections since August 15, 2019, when Jal Jeevan Mission was launched. Till then, in Karnataka only 24.51 lakh households, amounting to 26.88 per cent of the total in the state, had tap water supply.

Earlier, last month CM Yediyurappa had announced that tap water connections would be provided to 25 lakh rural households this year under the Jal Jeevan Mission. "There are 91.91 lakh households in rural Karnataka, of which 28 lakh houses get tap water. We are targeting to reach 25.17 lakh houses in 2021-22," he has said after reviewing the progress of the Jal Jeevan Mission scheme.

14:34 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Weather update: Rains predicted over entire Karnataka till July 13

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast widespread rains over the entire state of Karnataka, with fairly widespread rains in North Interior Karnataka till July 13. "The region would also witness thunderstorms during the period," the report mentioned. 

Meanwhile, continuous rains have contributed towards a dip in the maximum temperature in the coastal areas of the state to around 28 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the minimum temperature fell around 22 degrees Celsius in the last 24 hours.

14:21 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Karnataka government mulls waiving DCC & Apex bank loan of farmers who died of COVID-19

Karnataka government is mulling to waive loans within Rs 1 lakh taken from the District Credit Cooperative (DCC) and Apex banks by farmers who have died of Covid-19 pandemic. The final decision will be announced in another two days, said the Minister of State for co-operation, ST Somashekhar.

"Already instructions have been given to all cooperative organizations to submit the details of the farmers who have died of Covid After the data is being gathered the government will make a decision", he said. 

The Minister also hailed the formation of new Ministry of Cooperation at the Centre, saying it would provide impetus to the cooperative sector.

13:42 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Vistadome coaches to offer passengers ‘breathtaking’ views of Karnataka

The South Western Railways (SWR)’s decision to introduce the all-new Vistadome coaches in several long-distance trains operating throughout the state helps the tourism sector as it offers passengers an opportunity to see a myriad of landscapes, especially the pristine Western Ghats.

SWR has decided to attach Vistadome coaches to day express trains from July 11, 2021. Trains operating between Yeshwantpur (in Bengaluru) and Mangaluru Junction have been picked to pilot the initiative.

These trains include Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction-Yeshwantpur Weekly Express Special (Train No. 06540/06539), Yeshwantpur-Karwar Tri-weekly special (06211/06212), and Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction Gomateshwara Tri-weekly Express Special (06575/06576).

Once operational, these trains will ensure daily journeys on the route. Tickets can be reserved online in advance.

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13:30 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Karnataka: New Guv to swear-in on July 11

Tawarchand Gehlot will swear-in as the new Governor of Karnataka on Sunday, Karnataka Raj Bhavan confirmed on Thursday. 

The ceremony is scheduled to be held from 10.30 am on July 11 in the Glass House of Raj Bhavan. "The Chief Justice of the High Court of Karnataka Mr Abhay Srinivas Oka will be administering Oath of Office and Secrecy to the new Governor on this occasion," the communique mentioned.

10:59 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Karnataka Covid-19 wrap: 2,530 new cases; bus operations to Kerala to resume from July 12

Karnataka reported 2,530 new cases of Covid-19 and 62 deaths Thursday, taking the total number of infections to 28.64 lakh and the toll to 35,663. The day also saw 3,344 recoveries, bringing the active caseload down to 38,729.

While the test positivity rate stood at 1.60 per cent, the case fatality rate (CFR) was at 2.45 per cent.

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09:56 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Bengaluru gangrape case: Police file 1,019-page chargesheet in 5 weeks, name 12 accused

The Bengaluru police have submitted the chargesheet to the court in the assault and gangrape case of a woman from Bangladesh, five weeks after the incident came to light.

The 1,019-page chargesheet, which has named 12 persons as accused, has been submitted to the court, confirmed Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant.

In the last week of May, 12 persons, including two women, were arrested in connection with the alleged gangrape and torture of a woman in Ramamurthy Nagar in East Bengaluru. The arrests were made after a video clip of the purported incident went viral on social media in Assam.

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09:35 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Karnataka BJP legislators to meet high command demanding expulsion of those making comments against CM

Amid continued attacks by a few leaders within the BJP in Karnataka against Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, a section of BJP MLAs from Karnataka said that they will approach the high command and seek the removal of those legislators who are giving statements against Yediyurappa. 

Chief Minister’s political secretary M P Renukacharya on Thursday said the party MLAs will meet the high command in Delhi and demand for their expulsion. He said that criticizing Yediyurappa is the same as criticizing the BJP. “Is Yediyurappa a ready-made food? He built and nurtured this party and criticising Yediyurappa is the same as criticising the BJP,” he added.

“Yediyurappa is not involved in any corruption or anything. We are warning, making repeated statements embarrassing Yediyurappa is not right. We the legislators together will meet the high command. The Lok Sabha session will start at that time we will meet national leaders and demand for expulsion of those making statements and creating confusion, as it is hampering the party's image,' he added.

The statements come at a time when a few legislators from the BJP Karnataka have been attacking the chief minister and his family over the misuse of powers for personal gain. They had also asked for the chief minister to be replaced.

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09:28 (IST)09 Jul 2021
'Govt yet to decide on beginning offline classes for degree students'

The Karnataka government is yet to decide on a tentative date when offline classes will begin for degree students in colleges in the state, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan said. 

Also the Minister for Higher Education, he said, "We are yet to decide when to open up degree colleges for offline classes. The focus now is on vaccinating students aged 18 and above," he said. 

Ashwathnarayan added that 65 per cent of college students in government institutions and aided institutions were vaccinated with one dose already. "The top officers in charge of the inoculation drive are coordinating with District Commissioners and other stakeholders to achieve an optimal target as soon as possible," he said.

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09:21 (IST)09 Jul 2021
PM Modi lauds R&D initiatives at IISc Bangalore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday lauded the research and development (R&D) initiatives carried out at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, also highlighting the premier science institute's work in the Covid-19 segment. 

"The @iiscbangalore team shared an interesting presentation on their key R&D initiatives in areas like robotics, efforts in education such as training maths/science teachers, COVID-19 work. They emphasised on the need to give importance to health in Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision," he tweeted after a video conference held with directors of centrally-funded technical institutions in the country. 

During the presentation, IISc Director G Rangarajan said that the Institute was planning to establish a postgraduate medical school and research hospital. He also highlighted IISc's contribution towards Covid-19 response including the development of 'CovidWATCH', a rapid monitoring tool for regions with low smartphone penetration, and its role in the Covid serosurvey carried out by the government, among others.

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09:14 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Karnataka HC notice to state, Centre over plea against exemption of arms licence for Kodavas

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the state and Central governments following a PIL questioning the 2019 notification of granting exemption to Kodavas and Jamma landholders in Kodagu district from the requirement to obtain a licence to carry and possess firearms under the provisions of the Indian Arms Act, 1959.

Hearing the petition filed by an ex-Army officer, Capt Chethan Y K, on the grounds that the exemption is unconstitutional as it creates differentiation based on race or caste and ancestral land tenure, a division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj issued the notice.

Capt Y K Chethan, a resident of Galibeedu village of Madikeri taluk, referring to the notification dated October 29, 2019, questioned the constitutional validity of the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) extending the exemption for requirement of gun licence to “every person of Coorg race and every Jamma tenure land holder in Coorg” till October 31, 2029.

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09:00 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Karnataka High Court launches Telegram channels to provide info on cases

The Karnataka High Court launched an official Telegram channel for the High Court and 30 district courts to give various information related to cases.

A Telegram Chatbot called Karnataka High Court Virtual Case Information Service (HCKChatBot) was launched by Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and said that the prime object of Telegram channel is real-time delivery of e-court services relating to case information in the form of cause lists, case status, daily notifications, display board of High Court and other ongoing activities of the Karnataka judiciary.”

High Court’s Telegram channel is https://t.me/karnatakahighcourt. The district courts also have similar Telegram channels.

08:52 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Bengaluru: Digitise vehicle documents, Traffic Police Commissioner urges

In a bid to minimise physical contact between motorists and traffic police in Bengaluru, the city traffic police have urged citizens to digitise all vehicle documents.  

Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) BR Ravikanthe Gowda has urged vehicle owners in the city to use Digilocker or mParivahan mobile applications to keep records of Driving License, Registration Certificate, Insurance, Emission certificate, fitness certificate (FC), and other permits. 

"This will help motorists to show them to the traffic police during checks. While vehicle owners would be able to keep the original physical documents safe, it will also help us to ensure fake documents are identified more easily," he said. Gowda explained that the QR codes displayed on the digital certificates would help cops verify the document.

08:40 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Karnataka: Reservations picks up steam for travel in maiden train journey in Vistadome coaches

As many as 73 seats out of the total 84 were confirmed to be booked for travel on the Vistadome coaches attached to Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction-Yeshwantpur day train service, which will be the first in the state to operate with the new coach from July 11. 

"These bookings are encouraging to set a new trend in train travel with a flavour of tourism," an official from the South Western Railway (SWR) said. While bookings for these services began on Wednesday, the fare between Yeshwantpur and Mangaluru is Rs 1,395, including GST.

SWR has proposed to attach two Vistadome coaches on Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction-Yeshwantpur day trains and detach one general class coach for each such day train on the route. This will become effective from Sunday.

08:31 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Karnataka to propose Model Tenancy Act aimed to 'protect interests of landlords, tenants'

The Karnataka government has proposed to introduce the Model Tenancy Act, circulated by the Union government, with a special focus on features that deal with dispute redressal. This, Revenue Minister R Ashoka said, is aimed to protect the interests and rights of both landlords and tenants. 

Ashoka explained that the government was working to simplify the Tenancy Act that is in force at present. 'It is now proposed that the rent should be fixed mutually by both the landlord and tenant now without the government playing a role in fixing the rent. Both parties then need to legalise the agreement and upload it on a portal,'  he explained. 

Ashoka added that the official concerned will have to settle disputes, if any, within a period of 60 days. 'There will be no more than three chances to postpone the hearing,' he said.

Also Read | Model Tenancy Act: what changes for property owners and tenants

08:30 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Karnataka govt lifts Covid-19 restrictions in Kodagu

The Karnataka government Thursday announced several relaxations to Covid-19-related restrictions that were in force in Kodagu citing the fall in test positivity rate (TPR) observed in the district.

An order issued by the State Executive Committee mentioned that decision was taken after assessing the weekly moving average positivity rate in which a consistent declining TPR trend was noted. 

Earlier, Revenue Minister R Ashoka had said that several people running homestays in the hilly district known as a tourist spot and the public had demanded that the restrictions be lifted in Kodagu to enable them resume normal activities.

08:19 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Court rejects graft probe plea against B S Yediyurappa

A special court in Bengaluru hearing matters related to elected representatives has rejected a private complaint seeking a probe into alleged corruption and money laundering by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, members of his family and others on account of the state Governor rejecting the sanction sought by the complainant for prosecution of the chief minister.

Social activist T J Abraham filed the private complaint against the CM and others, seeking directions to file an FIR under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

A special court for matters related to elected representatives ruled on Thursday that the complaint was “not maintainable in the absence of valid sanction”.

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08:17 (IST)09 Jul 2021
Karnataka: Govt school in Bengaluru to develop 75 satellites

The Malleshwaram Government Boys High School in Bengaluru will achieve a unique feat if things go as planned. It will become the country’s first government school to develop a satellite, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan said.

Ashwathnarayan added that students from nearby schools will also be involved in the development of 75 ready-to-launch satellites.

“Usually, students from engineering institutes are involved in such projects. With the help of the Indian Technological Congress Association and ISRO, the designing and development of the satellites will be done at the school by involving students of a few other government schools as well,” Ashwathnarayan added.

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The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the state and Central governments following a PIL questioning the 2019 notification of granting exemption to Kodavas and Jamma landholders in Kodagu district from the requirement to obtain a licence to carry and possess firearms under the provisions of the Indian Arms Act, 1959.

READ | Karnataka HC notice to state, Centre over plea against exemption of arms licence for Kodavas

The Bengaluru police have submitted the chargesheet to the court in the assault and gangrape case of a woman from Bangladesh, five weeks after the incident came to light. The 1,019-page chargesheet, which has named 12 persons as accused, has been submitted to the court, confirmed Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant.

READ | Bengaluru gangrape case: Police file 1,019-page chargesheet in 5 weeks, name 12 accused

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