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Karnataka Bengaluru News October 29 Highlights: Parts of Bengaluru to go dry for 3 days ahead of RR Nagar bypolls

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News October 29 Highlights: According to the health department, a total of 7,384 people were discharged, taking the total recoveries to 7,33,558 and the active cases stood at 68,161, including 939 in intensive care units (ICU).

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: October 30, 2020 8:12:29 am
liquor store, alcohol, wine shop, liquorThe Bengaluru city police announced that liquor stores will be closed from 5 pm on November 1 to 12 am on November 3. According to the order signed by Bengaluru city police commissioner Bhaskar Rao, the liquor shops will also be closed from December 10 on account of counting of votes. (Representational)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News October 29 Highlights: Karnataka on Wednesday reported 3,146 fresh COVID-19 infections and 55 deaths taking the total tally and cumulative fatalities to 8,12,784 and 11,046 respectively.

According to the health department, a total of 7,384 people were discharged, taking the total recoveries to 7,33,558 and the active cases stood at 68,161, including 939 in intensive care units (ICU).

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Bengaluru Urban district reported 1,612 cases and reported 23 deaths due to COVID-19, a health bulletin said. Bengaluru cumulatively has reported 3,30,862 infections, 3,801 deaths, 2,83,300 discharges, including 4,457 on Wednesday.

On Wednesday over 56,804 people were home quarantined in the past one week whereas in the past 14 days, 3,69,269 primary contacts and 3,49,636 secondary contacts were traced, said the health department.

As many as 86,154 tests were done on Wednesday with 61,898 of them using the RT-PCR, taking the total number of specimens examined so far to 76 lakh, it added.

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18:30 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Cycle rally by KSRP to celebrate National Day of Unity

Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) and Karnataka State Police Sports Promotion Board to organise a 15-km bicycle ride on October 31 in Bengaluru to promote the cause of #FitBengaluru on the National day of Unity.

According to KSRP officials, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai will flag off the event on October 31 at 7 am. The rally would start from Vidhana Soudha and pass through Gandhi statue at Queens Circle.

Police said that around 200 people are expected to participate in the event which is organised on National day of Unity which is celebrating the birthday of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

18:17 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Drugs case: Kerala CPM leader’s son arrested in Bengaluru

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday arrested Binish Kodiyeri, son of Kerala CPI(M) general secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, in connection with alleged financial transactions he had with a suspect arrested by the NCB for peddling drugs in Bengaluru.

Binish was arrested after he was questioned for three hours in the Enforcement Directorate Bengaluru office. He arrived at the Bengaluru Zonal office in Shanthinagar at 11 am for questioning. After questioning he was taken into custody and was produced in the Bengaluru Sessions Court and he has been sent to the custody of ED for four days, according to ED officials.

This is the second time he has been summoned by the ED in connection with his links to Mohammed Anoop, who was arrested by the NCB on August 22. Anoop, 38, and two others had been arrested on the basis of information that they were involved in supplying drugs at rave parties in Bengaluru.

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16:50 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Parts of Bengaluru declared dry ahead of bypolls

Parts of Bengaluru city will go dry for three days, owing to the bypoll in Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) constituency. The Bengaluru city police announced that liquor stores will be closed from 5 pm on November 1 to 12 am on November 3. According to the order signed by Bengaluru city police commissioner Bhaskar Rao, the liquor shops will also be closed from December 10 on account of counting of votes.

The order said the liquor shops should be closed on the above days in limits of Yeshwanthpur, RMC Yard, Rajagopala Nagara, Peenya, Nandini Layout, Mahalakshmi layout, Jalahalli, Gangammana Gudi, Rajarajeshwari Nagara, Kamakshipalya, Annapoorneshwari Nagara, Jnananabharathi, Byatarayanapura, Girinagara Police Stations limits.

The RR Nagar constituency will go for the bypoll on November 3. The bypoll was necessitated in Rajarajeshwari Nagar after the seat fell vacant after the disqualification of Congress MLA N Munirathna under the anti-defection law last year.

14:20 (IST)29 Oct 2020
HAL & Tech Mahindra sign Rs 400 Crore contract for ‘Project Parivartan’

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Tech Mahindra (TM) signed a contract worth Rs 400 crore in Bengaluru for implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to support HAL’s ‘Project Parivartan’.

The ‘Project Parivartan’ is a comprehensive business transformation exercise initiated by HAL through technology enhancement and centralized ERP, says R Madhavan, CMD, HAL. The exercise will enable HAL to adopt some of the best practices followed in some of the similar industries globally, he adds.

Sujit Baksi, President Corporate Affairs and Business Head Emerging Markets, Tech Mahindra, said, “Tech Mahindra’s selection by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd extends our vision of supporting government’s ‘Atmanirbhar’ (self-reliant) initiative to enhance our indigenous capabilities. This project will transform HAL’s ERP system, serving the Armed Forces in an efficient and effective manner. This is in line with our TechMNxt charter that focuses on leveraging new generation technologies with original equipment manufacturers and aims to deliver an enhanced experience to our customers.”

The contract was signed by Mr Dibyendu Maiti, Executive Director (Corporate Planning), HAL and Mr Prashanth S, Group Competency Head, Tech Mahindra in the presence of Mr R Madhavan, CMD, HAL

According to release, Tech Mahindra will be responsible for the transformation and modernisation of the ERP System as an implementation and support partner enabling HAL to streamline and standardize its business processes across the organization. As a system integrator, Tech Mahindra will implement ‘Project Parivartan’ over a period of nine years at a cost of Rs 400 crores.

11:49 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Tigress found dead in Karnataka's Bhadra reserve

A five-year old tigress was found dead in the Bhadra Tiger Reserve in Chikkamagaluru district on Tuesday, forest department officials said.

According to officials, the big cat died at least four days back, the carcass was found by forest officials during the regular beat. According to the preliminary investigation, all its claws and canines were intact. The officials said that the cause of the death will be confirmed after the post-mortem.

The forest department has sent the visceral samples for a detailed analysis. Tigress, the body was found in Teguru Gudda limits under Hebbe range in the Bhadra Tiger Reserve.

10:16 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Bengaluru: 19-year-old man arrested for sexual assault

The Bengaluru city police Tuesday arrested a 19-year-old man for sexually assaulting a 40-year-old woman. The incident was caught on camera.

According to police the accused was arrested by the JC Nagar police within 24 hours of registration of the complaint. An officer at the police station said, “The accused stays near the victim’s house. He assaulted her when she was plucking flowers on Tuesday morning. When the woman raised the alarm, the accused ran away from the spot.”

After the incident, the victim registered a police complaint following which the police collected footage from the CCTV installed in the area and arrested individual. Police said investigations have revealed that the accused is a habitual offender and has been involved in various crimes, including mobile and vehicle thefts cases.

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08:23 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Bengaluru postal department installs Smart Post Kiosk

India Post on Wednesday opened Smart Post Kiosk, at Museum Road Post Office in Bengaluru where people can book and send Speed Post or registered post round-the-clock.

According to India Post, a pilot project by the Karnataka postal circle is the first such in the country. The kiosk will help customers avoid long queues to send speed or registered postal packages that weigh up to two kilograms and make digital payments, officials said.

Customers need to download the ‘Smart Post Kiosk’ app from Google Play store or the website of the Karnataka Postal Circle and use the kiosk as per the instructions provided in the app.The smart kiosk, which is a part of the Digital India initiative, was inaugurated by P K Bisoi, Secretary, India Posts.

08:19 (IST)29 Oct 2020
More than 70 devotees fall sick day after consuming temple prasadam in Mandya

More than 70 devotees fell sick after eating puliyogare served as prasadam at the Sri Maramma temple in Lingapattana village in Malavalli taluk, Mandya district, on Wednesday.

According to Mandya police, the temple organises special poojas in the evening of every Tuesday and prasadam is distributed. On October 27 to the pooja was performed and pongal and puliyogare as prasadam were distributed. “On Wednesday, 70 people became ill with vomiting and diarrhoea. They were immediately taken to a government hospital for treatment.”

Mandya district health officer (DHO) Dr Manchegowda said that the samples of prasadam have been collected and sent to the lab for testing. A case has been registered in connection with the incident and investigation is on.

08:16 (IST)29 Oct 2020
IGNOU Bengaluru centre extends admission date to October 31

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Bengaluru regional centre said it has extended the last date for July 2020 admission for bachelors degree, masters, PG diploma and diploma degrees to October 31 through online.

"This extension has been made considering the Covid-19 pandemic situation. For details visit www.ignou.ac.in,” Bengaluru regional centre release said.

For more details students can contact regional director G H Imrapur through email: rcbangalore@ignou.ac.in or WhatsApp on 9449337272.

08:16 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Karnataka reports 3,146 COVID-19 cases, 55 deaths

Karnataka on Wednesday reported 3,146 fresh COVID-19 infections and 55 deaths, taking the total tally and cumulative fatalities to 8,12,784 and 11,046 respectively.

According to the health department, a total of 7,384 people were discharged, taking the total recoveries to 7,33,558 and the active cases stood at 68,161, including 939 in intensive care units(ICU).

Bengaluru Urban district reported 1,612 cases and reported 23 deaths due to COVID-19, a health bulletin said. Bengaluru cumulatively has reported 3,30,862 infections, 3,801 deaths, 2,83,300 discharges, including 4,457 on Wednesday.

On Wednesday over 56,804 people were home quarantined in the past one week whereas, in the past 14 days, 3,69,269 primary contacts and 3,49,636 secondary contacts were traced, said the health department.

As many as 86,154 tests were done on Wednesday with 61,898 of them using the RT-PCR, taking the total number of specimens examined so far to 76 lakh, it added.

08:15 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Antrix-Devas deal: Bengaluru start-up to get compensation of $1.2bn from ISRO wing, rules US court

A federal court in the United States has asked Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), to pay Bengaluru start-up Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd compensation amounting to $1.2 billion for canceling a January 2005 deal to build and launch two satellites to provide multimedia services via the space band spectrum.

The US federal court for the Western District of Washington on Tuesday confirmed an arbitration award made by the International Court of Commerce on September 14, 2015, in favor of Devas Multimedia — on account of the government cancelling the 2005 satellite deal in February 2011 by citing the need for usage of the S-band spectrum for security communications.

Devas Multimedia, started by a few former ISRO officials and US businessmen, subsequently approached the US federal court for confirmation of the ICC arbitration award in 2018. Last year, the US court had imposed a give-year stay on proceedings to await progress in cases filed over the matter in Indian courts.

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08:14 (IST)29 Oct 2020
'Fund diversion’: NIA raids activists, journalists in J&K Bengaluru, triggers outrage

In a coordinated action targeting activists, NGOs and news organisations based in J&K, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said Wednesday that it has conducted searches at ten locations in Srinagar and Bandipora, and one in Bengaluru, in connection with a case of funds being raised from “India and abroad in the name of charitable activities” and allegedly used “for carrying out secessionist and separatist activities in J&K”.

The locations that were targeted included the offices of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), English daily Greater Kashmir and NGO Athrout — and the residences of leading activists, including JKCCS coordinator Khurram Parvez.

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08:14 (IST)29 Oct 2020
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The Bengaluru city police Tuesday arrested a 19-year-old man for sexually assaulting a 40-year-old woman. The incident was caught on camera.

According to police the accused was arrested by the JC Nagar police within 24 hours of registration of the complaint. An officer at the police station said, “The accused stays near the victim’s house. He assaulted her when she was plucking flowers on Tuesday morning. When the woman raised the alarm, the accused ran away from the spot.”

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After the incident, the victim registered a police complaint following which the police collected footage from the CCTV installed in the area and arrested individual.

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Any queries and support related to COVID-19 in Karnataka, citizens can contact round-the-clock helpline numbers: 104(toll-free) +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000

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Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916

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