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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus October 1 Highlights: Total tally exceeds 6 lakh-mark, over 38% in Bengaluru alone

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News October 1 Highlights: The latest one lakh cases were reported only in a span of 12 days as opposed to the initial one lakh cases recorded across a timeframe of 141 days (March 8 to July 27).

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: October 2, 2020 8:12:33 am
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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News October 1 Highlights: With 8,856 new coronavirus cases reported across Karnataka, the total exceeded the six-lakh mark on Wednesday. The latest one lakh cases were reported only in a span of 12 days as opposed to the initial one lakh cases recorded across a timeframe of 141 days (March 8 to July 27).

While over 38 per cent has been reported from Bengaluru alone, statistics provided by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services indicate that over 1.07 lakh cases across the state are active as on September 30.

Meanwhile, with byelections announced to Rajajarajeshwari Nagar on November 3, Bengaluru’s local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Wednesday announced that voters will be asked to wear gloves while casting votes in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic situation.

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18:33 (IST)01 Oct 2020
IN PICS | Mysuru Dasara elephants arrive at Mysuru

Historical world-famous Mysuru Dasara elephants arrived to Mysuru on Thursday from Nagarahole tiger reserve's gate at Veeranahosalli of Hunsur taluk. Newly appointed DC Rohini Sindhuri welcomed the mahouts of Dasara elephants with traditional poojas.

16:35 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Karnataka Congress condemns alleged attack on Rahul Gandhi by UP police

Karnataka Congress leaders condemn the alleged attack on Rahul Gandhi, whose march with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to Hathras was stopped, alleging that the police lathi-charged and pushed him to the ground.

Taking to twitter, Karnataka Opposition leader Siddaramaiah said, I condemn the attack on Shri. @RahulGandhi in Uttar Pradesh.A wise man once said, Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.@narendramodi & @myogiadityanath have proved that they draw inspiration from violence.”

Meanwhile, Karnataka congress chief, DK Shivakumar questioned Uttar Pradesh police under what law Rahul has been detained. “I condemn the assault by UP Police on our leader @RahulGandhi who is fighting to get justice for Hathras rape victim. Under what law has he been detained? Why are he & @priyankagandhi not being allowed to meet victim's family? Why is the PM not speaking about 'Beti Bachao' now?” Shivakumar said.

Gandhis had begun a march to Hathras after their cars were stopped by authorities. Later, both Rahul and Priyanka tweeted slamming the Uttar Pradesh government for trying to stop them. Ahead of Gandhi's visit, Section 144 has been imposed in the district and the borders have been sealed. Gandhis want to meet the family of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after allegedly being gang-raped and tortured by four upper-caste men in the Uttar Pradesh district. The victim’s family also alleged that the UP Police had cremated her forcibly without their permission.

16:13 (IST)01 Oct 2020
IAF Training Command gets new Chief Commander

Air Marshal RD Mathur Thursday took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of Training Command, Indian Air Force in Bengaluru. The Param Vishisht Seva Medal awardee of the year took over the command from Air Marshal AS Butola.

Earlier in his career, Mathur was commissioned into Fighter Stream of the IAF in June 1982 as a Fighter Pilot. The Air Officer also has a flying experience of more than 5100 hours on a variety of fighter aircraft, trainers and helicopters in the inventory of Indian Air Force.

During his illustrious career in the IAF, the Air Officer has held numerous important appointments. He was Commanding Officer of a fighter squadron and has also commanded a frontline Fighter Base.  As an Air Vice Marshal, he held the coveted appointments of Assistant Chief of Air Staff Operations (Space) at Air HQ Vayu Bhawan and Air Defence Commander at HQ Eastern Air Command. As an Air Marshal, held the appointment of Senior Air Staff Officer at HQ South Western Air Command, Gandhinagar. Prior to his present appointment, he was AOC-in-C Eastern Air Command. The Air Marshal is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College and the National Defence College.

Also appointed an Honorary ADC (aide-de-camp) to the President of India, Mathur has also been awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal in 2003 and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2014.

14:02 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Bengaluru police arrest habitual drug-peddler, seize 40 kg ganja

As part of their continuous crackdown on drug rackets in the city, the Bengaluru City Police Thursday arrested a habitual peddler and two of his associates from Srirampura in the city.

Confirming the same, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Dharmender Kumar Meena said the Srirampura police inspector and team also seized 40 kilograms of ganja (marijuana) from the offenders. "The habitual offender Karthik alias Kabaali gas 2 NDPS cases against him at Rajajinagar police station as well," he added.

13:38 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Watch: Bengaluru airport customs find 400 gm of Methaqualone inside handbag

At least 400 gm of ‘Methaqualone’, a banned sedative substance, worth Rs. 20 lakh were seized from a leather bag, by custom officials at the Courier Centre in Kempegowda International Airport on Wednesday.

The substance was found inside a black handbag which was shipped to the Bengaluru airport cargo wing along with a few clothes on Monday. Preliminary probe suggested that the Methaqualone was smuggled by a Nigerian national, who was arrested with ecstasy pills worth around Rs. 1 crore on September 10.

“Customs at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) Courier Centre detected 400 gms of Methaqualone (Rs 20 Lakhs-Approx) concealed in leather bag, consigned to Nigerian, who was already arrested in recent case of 1.988 kgs of ‘Ecstacy pills’ seized at the same Centre,” a statement by the customs department read.

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13:14 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Karnataka: Around 2.6 lakh Covid-19 cases reported in September

More than 26 lakh people in India were infected with the novel coronavirus in the month of September, which comprises a 71 per cent rise over the number at the end of last month.

While Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh contributed about 2.6 lakh cases each, Maharashtra reported the most in the country (almost six lakh Covid-19 cases) in September alone. Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala and Odisha were the other states that saw their total numbers rise by at least one lakh in September.

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12:35 (IST)01 Oct 2020
IN PICS | BBMP clears stormwater drains in wake of rains

Bengaluru's local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has undertaken cleaning of rajakaluve (stormwater drains) in a bid to ensure free flow of water during rains.

10:51 (IST)01 Oct 2020
IN PICS | RK Laxman's 'Common Man' welcomes visitors at Mysuru Rail Museum

The Mysuru Division of the South Western Railway has installed a life-size sculpture of 'Common Man', R K Laxman's celebrated cartoon character in the premises of the rail museum.

According to Aparana Garg, Mysuru Divisional Railway Manager, the sculpture is a tribute to the creative genius of the illustrator who hails from the city. "It is another highlight of the transformed rail museum," she added.

08:43 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Bengaluru imposes Rs. 1,000 fine for not wearing masks

The Karnataka government on Wednesday hiked the penalty for not wearing a mask in public places to Rs. 1,000 in urban areas of the state while it remained to be Rs. 500 in rural areas.

Speaking to reporters, after a high-level meeting with officers Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K. Sudhakar said that the decision has been taken after careful consideration of recommendation by the senior officers. The official directive on the penalties will be out on Thursday, after discussing the same with the Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.

Earlier the government fixed the fine Rs. 200. “In recent times, people have been showing negligence by not wearing masks. Hence, the fine has been increased from Rs. 200. The fine will be imposed on those not fully covering their noses and mouths with masks. The fine will be imposed and collected by police stations in each area,” he added.

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08:29 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Karnataka Education dept prohibits students to visit schools till Oct 15, cites surge in Covid-19 cases

The Karnataka Education Department on Wednesday announced that it will not allow high school students to visit schools to get their doubts clarified till 15 October. The state government cited a surge in COVID-19 cases for the decision.

Earlier, the state government had allowed students from classes 9 to 12 to visit their respective teachers at schools and pre-university (PU) colleges to seek clarifications in subjects even though regular offline classes stayed suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. To facilitate the same, the government had issued an order asking teachers handling subjects of classes 9 to 12 to be present in their institutions from September 21.

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08:18 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Karnataka conducts most tests in a day, over 94k tests done in last 24 hours

Karnataka reported its highest number of Covid-19 tests conducted in a day on Wednesday after 94,886 samples were sent for testing from labs across the state.

According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, 48,265 of these were Rapid Antigen Detection tests while the remaining 46,621 samples were tested using Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and other testing methods.

Earlier in September, Medical Education Minister Sudhakar K had announced that the state is aiming to increase daily Covid-19 testing to one lakh per day.

08:18 (IST)01 Oct 2020
BMTC allows ITI students

ITI students can travel in BMTC buses with concessional passes till the end of November this year, said BMTC.

The 2019-20 academic year was extended and ITI colleges were reopened. In view of this, students are allowed to travel from their residence to the college in ordinary BMTC buses by producing the 2019-20 bus pass along with their college ID card for the next two months, BMTC said in a statement.

08:18 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Bengaluru: Gloves mandatory for voters during RR Nagar bypolls

With by-elections announced to Rajajarajeshwari Nagar on November 3, Bengaluru's local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Wednesday announced that voters will be asked to wear gloves while casting votes in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic situation.

In a meeting held with representatives of various political parties in the constituency, BBMP Commissioner Manjunatha Prasad said, "Each voter will have to wear gloves while casting their vote and only one person will be allowed inside the polling booth at a time."

He added that only two persons will be allowed to visit the returning officer to file nominations as opposed to five earlier. At the same time, BBMP clarified that only two vehicles will be allowed within the 100-meter radius of the returning officer’s office. and only five people will be allowed during the door-to-door campaign ahead of the polls.

"While candidates are allowed to submit nominations online, the affidavit has to be submitted directly to the nodal officer. The overall election process will require about 10,000 people, including booth officers and security guards. They all will be provided with masks, gloves, face shields, and sanitisers," Prasad explained.

One among the biggest largest assembly constituencies in Bengaluru, RR Nagar has over 4.54 lakh voters.

08:17 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Karnataka: Total Covid-19 tally exceeds 6 lakh-mark

With 8,856 new coronavirus cases reported across Karnataka, the total exceeded the six-lakh mark on Wednesday. The latest one lakh cases were reported only in a span of 12 days as opposed to the initial one lakh cases recorded across a timeframe of 141 days (March 8 to July 27).

While over 38 per cent has been reported from Bengaluru alone, statistics provided by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services indicate that over 1.07 lakh cases across the state are active as on September 30.

At least 8,864 patients have succumbed to the infection so far while over 4.85 lakh people have recovered from the same.

08:16 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Ganja worth Rs 1.25 seized in KGF

The KGF police team in Kolar district seized 229 kg of ganja worth Rs. 1.25 crore which was illegally stored in a newly constructed pit behind a house.

According to Central Range Inspector General of Police Semanth Kumar Singh, the cops searched in and around the house of Pouli, Joseph and Raja, residents of Krishnagiri Lane under Marikuppam police limits in the district."During the raid, police checked behind the police and found the ganja stored in a stone slab. When they removed the slab, the ganja was found in a pit around 12 feet deep," Singh said.

A case has been registered in Cybercrime, Economic and Narcotic (CEN) Police Station in this connection.

08:16 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Part of Namma Metro's Green Line to be closed today

Bengaluru Metro services on Green Line will be affected on Thursday as BMRCL seeks to take up pre-commissioning works and testing of systems on the extended stretch of the line between Yelachenahalli and Anjanapura (Phase 2-Reach 4).

According to BMRCL, there will be no train services between RV Road and Yelachenahalli stations on 1 October. Trains between Nagasandra and RV Road will be available from 7 am to 9 pm.

Train operations on Purple Line between Byappanahalli and Mysore Road will run as per the existing schedule, BMRCL said.

08:16 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Video of massive queue at Bengaluru biryani eatery goes viral, leaves netizens intrigued

With the Karnataka government allowing gradual reopening of restaurants, several eating joints are back in business as more people step out of their homes. However, it was a sight to behold outside the famous Anand Dum Biryani in Hoskote last Sunday.

A video of hundreds of customers standing in a queue stretching more than a kilometer outside the restaurant in Bangalore has gone viral on social media after it was shared on Twitter by user @ikaveri.

“Tell me what biryani this is and is it free?” read the caption of the 1.26-minute clip. The video shows a huge queue of people in masks waiting for their plate of biryani

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08:15 (IST)01 Oct 2020
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Welcome to the live blog from Bengaluru where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19, lockdown 5.0, unlock phase 4, Karnataka rains, Sandalwood drug case, Bengaluru violence, Karnataka farmers and more across Bengaluru and Karnataka. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

SOPs for reopening schools, school reopening, health ministry, indian express Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said he will meet different stakeholders of the education system in the state and officials of other departments concerned to arrive at a final decision on when to resume normal classes.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka Education Department on Wednesday announced that it will not allow high school students to visit schools to get their doubts clarified till 15 October. The state government cited surge in COVID-19 cases for the decision.

READ | Karnataka Education dept prohibits students to visit schools till Oct 15, cites surge in Covid-19 cases

At the same time, a video of hundreds of customers standing in a queue stretching more than a kilometer outside the restaurant in Bangalore has gone viral on social media after it was shared on Twitter.

READ | Video of massive queue at Bengaluru biryani eatery goes viral, leaves netizens intrigued

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