Earlier, CM Yediyurappa had informed a central team that visited the state to assess damage that the State has suffered a loss of Rs 8,071 due to the recent floods. (Express Photo/Darshan Devaiah BP)
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News September 11 Highlights: The Karnataka government Thursday declared 130 taluks in 23 districts as flood-affected areas in the State, following a report submitted by the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNMDC) which looked into the havoc caused by the torrential rain and floods earlier in August.
In an official order, the Karnataka government said these areas were “declared flood-affected with immediate effect until further orders.”
A key attraction of the festival, the Jumbo Savari will also be restricted this time, Tourism Minister C T Ravi informed. (Source: Prashanth Vishwanathan)
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yediyuappa directed top government officials involved in conducting the celebrations not to allow the sale and marketing of Chinese products in the city. He explained that such a step is taken to ensure that the State rises up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of being self-reliant and to support the Atmanirbhar programme of the central government.
At the same time, as over-the-top (OTT) platforms attain more popularity with cinema theatres remaining shut due to Covid-19 pandemic, public health experts have raised an alarm over the absence of audio-visual disclaimers for tobacco imagery used in films, web series, and other content aired online.
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