Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus August 24 Highlights: Total Covid-19 cases now over 2.77 lakh, 38 % in Bengaluru alone
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News August 24 Highlights: The total tally of Covid-19 cases in Karnataka rose to 2,77,814 on Sunday after 5938 more people contracted the infection, according to Health Department statistics.
Bengaluru: Volunteers from Mercy Angel and their helping hand team perform the last rites of a COVID-19 victim, at Khuddus Saab burial ground in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo/File)
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News August 24 Highlights: In a bid to lessen the burden on the existing crematoriums in Bengaluru in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Bengaluru will soon get nine new crematoriums, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said.
The Karnataka Revenue Department has handed over the land for these after almost a year. With this, the total number of crematoriums in the city will see a rise from 12 to 21.
Meanwhile, the total tally of Covid-19 cases in Karnataka rose to 2,77,814 on Sunday after 5938 more people contracted the infection, according to Health Department statistics. Over 38 per cent of these are in Bengaluru alone.
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Siddaramaiah pointed out that several hostels had been converted into Covid care centres, and students from other states would face difficulties in returning for the exams. (PTI Photo)
Meanwhile, days after the Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) announced examinations across semesters in 106 affiliated colleges, students and political leaders continued to oppose the move.
Students have pointed out that many who had returned home to different parts of the country will have to travel back to Karnataka for the exams, and also that most colleges have not been able to finish the syllabus amid irregular online classes.
At the same time, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) picked up four “suspects” from Maharashtra and Karnataka in connection with the arrest of an alleged sharpshooter of Chhota Shakeel gang in Ahmedabad who was allegedly hired to assassinate Gordhan Zadafia, who was the state home minister during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
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