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Karnataka Bengaluru June 15 Highlights: Recoveries cross 25.6 lakh as cases continue to decline

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News June 15 Highlights: As many as 1.71 crore inoculations have been achieved in the state comprising first and second dose of vaccine including 1,23,262 on Monday.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: June 16, 2021 8:07:29 am
A health worker inoculates a man against the coronavirus at a vaccination camp in the premises of a school in Bengaluru. (AP Photo)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News June 15 Highlights: Karnataka on Monday logged 6,835 fresh cases and 120 deaths, taking the infection count to 27,71,969 and toll to 33,033, the health department said. The state has 1,72,141 active cases whereas the total discharges stood at 25,66,774 with the recovery of 15,409 people yesterday. The positivity rate for the day was 4.56 per cent and Case Fatality Rate was 1.75 per cent, the department said.

Bengaluru Urban district recorded 1,470 new cases. However, there were 12 fatalities in the city. The decline in fatalities is steep as the city had reported 276 deaths on June 1. The state capital has so far reported 11,98,158 positive cases and 15,319 deaths. There were 85,044 active cases.

Mysuru district remained the second major COVID hotspot with 670 new cases on Monday, while it was on top in terms of fatalities with 25 deaths. According to the health bulletin, there were 648 fresh cases in Dakshina Kannada, 507 in Hassan, 386 in Tumakuru, 353 in Shivamogga, 256 in Mandya, 204 in Uttara Kannada, 203 in Ballari, 200 in Davangere, 195 in Chitradurga, 191 in Belagavi and 185 in Chikkamagaluru.

According to the bulletin, the state conducted 1,49,742 COVID tests, which is 20,000 higher than Sunday. These include 1,17,914 RT-PCR tests and other methods. So far 3.18 crore tests were done cumulatively. As many as 1.71 crore inoculations have been achieved in the state comprising first and second dose of vaccine including 1,23,262 on Monday. (PTI)

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15:01 (IST)15 Jun 2021
No confusion in state BJP on the leadership issue: K'taka CM Yediyurappa

Amid speculations that he may be replaced, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday said there was no confusion in the state BJP on the issue of leadership and that the party was united.

He said one or two legislators or leaders might be upset, and the party will talk to them.

The statement from the Chief Minister comes a day ahead of BJP national General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka, Arun Singh's three-day visit to the state.

"Arun Singh is Karnataka in-charge, he is coming to the state, he will talk to all legislators and Members of Parliament, there are no confusions, he has said anyone can meet him. He will gather all the information in detail... he will be there for a couple of days. I will also be with him and give all required cooperation," Yediyurappa said.

13:49 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Rains wreak havoc in south Karnataka; red alert in Udupi, Dakshina Kannada districts

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for the coastal and interior parts of south Karnataka on Tuesday, warning of widespread rainfall due to the southwest monsoon. The alert has been sounded for Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts.

IMD Bengaluru Centre Head C S Patil said, “Low pressure had developed over Jharkhand and its neighbourhoods, while a trough ran from East Central Arabian Sea to south Konkan. There was another low-pressure zone near the Karnataka coast. Due to its influence, heavy rainfall has been predicted in the coastal areas.”

The IMD has issued an orange alert for the two districts on June 16 and 17, and a yellow alert on June 18.

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13:12 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Mangaluru: Portion of Maravoor bridge connects international airport develops cracks

Maravoor bridge in Mangaluru that connects to the Mangaluru International airport developed a crack due to heavy rain that lashed on the night of Tuesday. 

“Keeping in mind the safety of the people vehicular movement has been cancelled on the bridge. Traffic is diverted to two alternative routes. Those who want to go to other side of the Marvoor bridge from Kavoor can either use the Kavoor-Kulur-KBS Jokatte-Porkody-Bajpe route or Pacchanady-Vamanjoor-Gurpur-Kaikamba-Bajpe route,” said N.Shashikumar, Police Commissioner, Mangaluru. 

“Two pillars of the bridge have caved in by about three to four feet, making it non-motorable,” he added.

12:21 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Oxygen Express train carrying 98 tonnes of medical oxygen reaches Bengaluru

The thirty-fifth "Oxygen Express" carrying 98.09 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO), in six cryogenic containers has reached the city, the South Western Railway said on Tuesday.

So far, Karnataka has received 3,959.51 Tonnes of LMO by Rail. "The 35th Oxygen Express has reached Inland Container Depot, Whitefield, Bengaluru at 9.10 am today. It had started from Kanalus, Jamnagar, Gujarat at 05:09 pm on June 13," South Western Railway said in a statement. 

Indian Railways has so far run 424 Oxygen Expresses and transported more than 30,455 tonnes of LMO in 1,748 tankers to all over the country and has brought relief to 15 states in their fight against Covid -19.

11:53 (IST)15 Jun 2021
National Award-winning Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay dies, fans pay last respects

Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay has died after suffering serious head injuries in a road accident. He was 38. His body has been kept at Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bengaluru for people to pay their last respects. His last rites will be held at his birth place Panchanahalli, Kadur Taluk with full state honours.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa took to Twitter to appreciate Vijay’s family for dontaing his organs. “National Award winning actor Sanchari Vijay’s funeral will be held with full state police honors. With my condolences, I also express my gratitude to his family, who donated his organs,” tweeted Chief Minister’s Office.

Late on Monday night, doctors had announced that he was brain dead. “Vijay’s apnea tests were performed at 12.25 pm and 7.50 pm today (Monday) and are found to be positive. This means that there is irreversible complete damage to the brain. The next step is the retrieval of organs and then transplant procedures will follow,” the hospital had said in a bulletin.

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10:51 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Explained: The history of Tulu and the demand for official language status

Various organisations initiated a Twitter campaign demanding official language status to Tulu in Karnataka and Kerala and received an overwhelming response. More than 2.5 lakh people tweeted in support of the campaign on Sunday.

Tulu is a Dravidian language spoken mainly in two coastal districts Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of Karnataka and Kasaragod district of Kerala. As per the 2011 Census report, there are 18,46,427 Tulu-speaking people in India. Some scholars suggest Tulu is among the earliest Dravidian languages with a history of 2000 years. Robert Caldwell (1814-1891), in his book, A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian or South-Indian Family of Languages, called Tulu “one of the most highly developed languages of the Dravidian family”.

The Tulu speakers, mainly in Karnataka and Kerala, have been requesting the governments to give it official language status and include it in the eighth schedule to the Constitution. Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Santhali, Maithili and Dogri are the 22 languages presently in the eighth schedule to the Constitution.

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09:48 (IST)15 Jun 2021
IMD issues issues red, yellow and orange alerts for various districts in Karnataka

Coastal and interiors of south Karnataka have been put on red alert according to the India Meteorological Department after these areas experienced widespread rainfall due to active monsoon. 

IMD Bengaluru Centre Head CS Patil said low pressure had developed over Jharkhand and its neighbourhoods, while a trough ran from East Central Arabian Sea to south Konkan. There was another low-pressure zone near the Karnataka coast. Due to its influence, heavy rainfall has been predicted in coastal areas.

The IMD has sounded a red alert for Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts on June 15, orange alert on June 16 and 17 and yellow alert on June 18. For June 17, orange alert has been issued for Shivamogga, Kodagu, Gadag and Haveri districts. 

Meanwhile, north Karnataka experienced scattered rains on Monday. Panambur, Kutta and Bhagamandala received the highest rainfall (9 cm), followed by Mangaluru and Agumbe (8 cm).

Bengaluru city is expected to experience light to moderate rainfall for the next two days.

09:28 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Post-mortem report of mentally challenged Kodagu man reveals injuries allegedly due to police assault

The post-mortem report of a man who allegedly died due to police high-handedness in Virajpet in Kodagu district has revealed damage to internal organs. 

The report has been forwarded to the CID team along with statements from three witnesses and family members.

Roy D’Souza (50) was allegedly beaten to death by policemen after violating lockdown norms, following which eight personnel were suspended Sunday.

09:18 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Illegal telephone exchanges raided in Bengaluru

Officials of the anti-terrorist cell of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Monday busted nine more illegal exchanges operating in the South East division of Bengaluru.

The CCB officials have so far unearthed 15 illegal telephone exchanges operating in this division alone.

Police raided the places in BTM Layout, Madiwala and Sadduguntepalya where the telephone exchanges were being operated. They seized 109 SIM boxes with 3,000 SIM cards, 23 laptops, 14 UPS and 17 routers.

08:55 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Bengaluru petrol price inches close to Rs 100 mark per litre

The petrol price in Bengaluru is just days away from hitting the century mark if the present trend continues.

On Monday, petrol price stood at Rs. 99.63 per litre. The diesel price touched Rs. 92.52 per litre.

In Karnataka, petrol prices have already crossed Rs. 100 in districts like Ballari, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada and Davangere.

08:43 (IST)15 Jun 2021
KCET 2021 application process to begin tomorrow, exam on August 28-29

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has announced the registration process for the Karnataka common entrance test (KCET) 2021. The application forms will be available on the official website of KEA at kea.kar.nic.in from June 15 onwards.

The KCET 2021 will be held on August 28-29 for admission to engineering, technology, yoga and naturopathy, BPharma, farm science and veterinary courses. The registration will be open from June 15 to July 10. The last date to pay the application fee through online mode is July 13.

Candidates need to submit special category original certificates between July 14-20. The application fee for general category students is Rs 500. For female candidates and students of the reserved category, the fee is Rs 250.

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08:13 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Karnataka logs 6,835 new cases, 120 deaths

Karnataka on Monday logged 6,835 fresh cases and 120 deaths, taking the infection count to 27,71,969 and toll to 33,033, the health department said. The state has 1,72,141 active cases whereas the total discharges stood at 25,66,774 with the recovery of 15,409 people yesterday. The positivity rate for the day was 4.56 per cent and Case Fatality Rate was 1.75 per cent, the department said. 

Bengaluru Urban district recorded 1,470 new cases. However, there were 12 fatalities in the city. The decline in fatalities is steep as the city had reported 276 deaths on June 1. The state capital has so far reported 11,98,158 positive cases and 15,319 deaths. There were 85,044 active cases.

Mysuru district remained the second major COVID hotspot with 670 new cases on Monday, while it was on top in terms of fatalities with 25 deaths. According to the health bulletin, there were 648 fresh cases in Dakshina Kannada, 507 in Hassan, 386 in Tumakuru, 353 in Shivamogga, 256 in Mandya, 204 in Uttara Kannada, 203 in Ballari, 200 in Davangere, 195 in Chitradurga, 191 in Belagavi and 185 in Chikkamagaluru. New COVID-19 cases were reported in other districts as well including Bengaluru Rural, Chamarajanagar, Dharwad, Kodagu, Kolar, Udupi and Vijayapura. 

The department said there were 10 deaths each in Davangere and Dharwad, six each in Shivamogga, Ballari and Dakshina Kannada, five each in Belagavi and Haveri. Fatalities were reported in 17 other districts also while there were zero deaths due to COVID in Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Gadag and Ramanagara.

According to the bulletin, the state conducted 1,49,742 COVID tests, which is 20,000 higher than Sunday. These include 1,17,914 RT-PCR tests and other methods. So far 3.18 crore tests were done cumulatively. As many as 1.71 crore inoculations have been achieved in the state comprising first and second dose of vaccine including 1,23,262 on Monday. (PTI)

08:12 (IST)15 Jun 2021
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Commenting on Dr Jayakara SM, principal of AECS Maruthi College of Dental Sciences, being recently appointed as the vice-chancellor of the Karnataka government-run Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) despite corruption allegations against him, state health minister K Sudhakar on Monday said he would discuss the matter with the Governor and the chief minister.

READ | New acting VC of RGUHS faces corruption allegations, will discuss matter with Governor: K Sudhakar

Various organisations initiated a Twitter campaign demanding official language status to Tulu in Karnataka and Kerala and received an overwhelming response. More than 2.5 lakh people tweeted in support of the campaign on Sunday. Tulu is a Dravidian language spoken mainly in two coastal districts Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of Karnataka and Kasaragod district of Kerala. As per the 2011 Census report, there are 18,46,427 Tulu-speaking people in India.

Explained | The history of Tulu and the demand for official language status

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