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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus August 13 Highlights: Siddaramaiah recovers from COVID-19, discharged from hospital

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News August 13 Highlights: In an order, on Wednesday night, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant extended curfew.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: August 14, 2020 8:27:31 am
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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News August 13 Highlights: The imposition of Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in areas under DJ halli and KG halli police station limits extended till 6 am on 15th August by the Bengaluru Commissioner of Police.

READ | Bengaluru violence: 3 dead, Karnataka orders magisterial probe; Cong sees conspiracy

In an order, on Wednesday night, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant extended curfew. According to Bengaluru police, the decision was taken after assessing the situation in DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits besides intelligence inputs. Earlier curfew was only up to 6 am on Thursday.

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17:56 (IST)13 Aug 2020
38,000 passengers travelled via Bengaluru airport from April to July

The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru facilitated safe transit of 38,896 international passengers between April 1 to July 31, statistics shared by the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) indicated.

As per the statistics, 174 evacuation flights, repatriating 14,857 passengers from India, and 186 Vande Bharat Mission flights, bringing 24,039 passengers from abroad were also included in the same. The Vande Bharat Mission had commenced from May 7, 2020.

"July witnessed the highest number of evacuation fights – 87 – carrying 7,232 passengers from BLR Airport. For the first time, BLR Airport facilitated evacuation flights from 11 new cities which included Auckland, Baku (Azerbaijan), Baghdad, Cairo, Incheon, Kuwait, Nigeria, Paro (Bhutan), Rome and Stockholm and Tbilisi (Georgia)," a BIAL spokesperson said.

17:55 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Karnataka: Union Defence Minister inaugurates HAL-IISc skill development centre in Chitradurga

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre (SDC) established at Indian Institute of Science’s Challakere campus in Chitradurga district, through a video conference on Thursday.

According to a statement issued by Bengaluru-headquartered Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, “knowledge is power and a skilled workforce is basic necessity for innovation and creativity.”

“The SDC is a sound example of synergistic collaboration between the country’s flagship aerospace giant and the best in class premier academia,” Singh added.

17:50 (IST)13 Aug 2020
RSS, SDPI two sides of same coin: Ramalinga Reddy

Senior Congress MLA and former Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy urged the government to ban the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliates along with SDPI, terming all these organisations as “two sides of the same coin.”

Also Read | Bengaluru violence: 7 FIRs filed, 16 accused identified as SDPI members

16:52 (IST)13 Aug 2020
IN PICS | Siddaramaiah recovers from coronavirus, doctors advise home quarantine

Medical experts advised Karnataka's Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah home quarantine for some more days after he got discharged Thursday from Manipal hospital in Bengaluru after recovering from coronavirus.

"Siddaramaiah's vital parameters were stable and at discharge, he was comfortable and asymptomatic. He has been advised follow-up and home quarantine as per guidelines," Dr Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals, Bengaluru said.

16:02 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Bengaluru violence: 7 FIRs filed in total, 16 accused identified as SDPI members

A day after three people were dead and over 50 injured following violence in certain localities in East Bengaluru, allegedly triggered by a “derogatory” social media post uploaded by a local Congress legislator’s relative, the police filed a total of seven First Information Reports (FIRs) in two police stations.

According to the police, the FIRs filed in Devarajeevanahalli (DJ Halli) and Kadugodanahalli (KG Halli) police stations have mentioned 16 accused persons as members of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI).

While the FIRs have identified six more other people by name, charges are pressed against over 300 people for launching a mob attack at Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivas Murthy’s house in Kaval Byrasandra and at the streets leading to both the police stations on Tuesday night. Of the seven FIRs, one was filed on the basis of a complaint against P Naveen, MLA Murthy's nephew, the accused who allegedly uploaded the "derogatory post."

15:50 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Siddaramaiah recovers from coronavirus, discharged from hospital

Karnataka's Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Thursday got discharged from the hospital in Bengaluru after recovering from coronavirus.

The Congress leader who turned 72 on Wednesday had tested negative for the infection on Wednesday, nine days after he tested positive on August 4. "He was discharged from Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru after the second Covid-19 test confirmed negative," a statement by his office mentioned.

15:20 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Karnataka Govt drops film city plan in Roerich and Devika Rani Roerich Estate

The Karnataka Government has decided to drop film city plans in the ‘Roerich and Devika Rani Roerich Estate’ at Tataguni and has choosen to construct a film city in Hesaraghatta.

After meeting a team of representatives of Kannada actors, directors, and producers led by actor Shivajkumar on Thursday, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr. CN Ashwath Narayan said that the government has decided to forgo the initial proposal to construct the film city in the Roerich Estate since it is in the eco-sensitive zone.

The Sandalwood team met Ashwath Narayan to seek permission to resume shooting and relief package in the wake of Covid-19 crisis.

The Roerich estate is spread over 460 acres of land out of which a hundred acres are maintained by the Forest Department. The estate belonged to Russian painter from the early 20th century Svetoslav Roerich and Devika Rani, the first lady of Indian cinema. The couple lived in this estate until March 9, 1994, when she passed away. Roerich died on 30 January 1993.

Also Read | Yesteryear star Devika Rani’s estate to be converted into film city, environmentalists object

14:09 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Independence Day: 4 Karnataka cops picked for Home Minister's Medal

As many as four officers from the Karnataka State Police force have been picked winners of the 'Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation 2020' conferred to officers in recognition of their commendable services.

The officers picked from the state are:

  • Sudhir M Hegde (ACP, Mico Layout, Bengaluru)
  • Ashoka A D (DySP, Railway Sub-division, Bengaluru)
  • H S Sridharappa (CHC, Ashoknagar, Bengaluru)
  • D M Prashant Babu (PI, CCB, Bengaluru City)
12:22 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Independence Day: Covid warriors, survivors to be invited

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will hoist the national flag at the Manekhsaw Parade grounds in Bengaluru on August 15 as part of the state's Independence Day celebrations.

"As many as 75 Covid warriors working in the frontline to combat the pandemic and 25 people who have recovered from the infection will be special invitees to the event," Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said.

Seating arrangements will be made for 500 people, including elected representatives, party leaders, government officials, and other dignitaries at the venue.

08:53 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Karnataka: Over 50,000 tests done for the first time

Karnataka conducted over 50,000 Covid-19 tests in a day for the first time since the pandemic began, on Wednesday.

“Karnataka conducted 53,326 tests today. So far, we conducted 18,26,317 tests across 100 labs in the state,” Medical Education Minister Sudhakar said.

While 26,076 of these were Rapid Antigen Tests, 27,250 were classified under RT-PCR and other methods by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services.

Earlier, the Karnataka delegation that met Prime Minister Modi over a video conference had apprised him of the state’s decision to ramp up testing to a target of 75,000 tests soon.

08:24 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Govt considering banning PFI, SDPI: Bommai

Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said that the government was considering banning organisations like the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its political arm, Socialist Democratic Party of India (SDPI).

08:23 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Karnataka registers record single-day spike of 7,883 new Covid-19 cases

Karnataka reported the biggest single-day spike of 7,883 Covid-19 cases and 113 deaths, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases to 1,96,494 and the death toll to 3,510 on Wednesday.

According to the state health department, 7,034 patients got discharged after recovery.

Out of 7,883 fresh cases reported on Wednesday, 2,802 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone. Other districts where new cases reported are Ballari 635, Mysuru 544, Belagavi 314, Dharwad 269, Udupi 263, Hassan 258, Davangere 239, Dakshina Kannada 229 and Koppal 202, followed by others.

Twenty three out of 113 deaths were reported from Bengaluru urban, followed by Mysuru (11), Ballari (9), Dakshina Kannada (7), Belagavi, Hassan, Davangere and Tumakuru (6 each), Raichur and Shivamogga (4 each), Udupi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Bidar and Chamarajanagara (3 each), Dharwad, Koppal, Vijayapura, Chikkamagaluru, Yadgir, Chikkaballapura and Kolar (2 each) and Gadag and Haveri (1 each).

08:22 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Police probing role of SDPI in Bangalore violence

Three youths were killed in police firing in east Bengaluru Tuesday night after a mob attacked a police station and targeted a Congress MLA’s house over perceived official inaction in arresting a relative of the legislator for a social media post with alleged derogatory references to Islam.’

Police said 145 people, including the MLA’s relative, have been arrested and the situation is under control. Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said the government will conduct a probe by a magistrate into the incident.

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08:21 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Bengaluru police chief extends curfew up to 6 am on August 15

The imposition of Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in areas under DJ halli and KG halli police station limits extended till 6 am on 15th August by the Bengaluru Commissioner of Police.

In an order, on Wednesday night, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant extended curfew. According to Bengaluru police, the decision was taken after assessing the situation in DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits besides intelligence inputs. Earlier curfew was only up to 6 am on Thursday.

08:20 (IST)13 Aug 2020
How forest, fire department rescued a troop of over 50 stranded monkeys in Karnataka

Forest and fire department officials in Karnataka’s Davangere district mounted a four-day-long rescue operation to save over 50 monkeys that were stranded on trees for several days due to flooding in the Tungabhadra river.

Heavy rains forced officials to open the gates of dams, which resulted in flooding downstream with many animals left stranded. This particular troop of around 55 monkeys were stranded on trees near Rajanahalli in Harihar taluk of Davangere district and were surrounded by the overflowing river.

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08:19 (IST)13 Aug 2020
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Forest and fire department officials in Karnataka’s Davangere district mounted a four-day-long rescue operation to save over 50 monkeys that were stranded on trees for several days due to flooding in the Tungabhadra river.

Heavy rains forced officials to open the gates of dams, which resulted in flooding downstream with many animals left stranded. This particular troop of around 55 monkeys were stranded on trees near Rajanahalli in Harihar taluk of Davangere district and were surrounded by the overflowing river.

READ | How forest, fire department rescued a troop of over 50 stranded monkeys in Karnataka

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