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Karnataka Bengaluru September 13, 14, 15 Highlights: State logs 1116 fresh covid cases, eight deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru News September 13, 14, 15 Highlights: With 462 fresh cases, Bengaluru Urban recorded the highest number of covid cases among the districts followed by Dakshina Kannada (102) and Udupi (89).

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: September 16, 2021 8:15:17 am
A medic collects swab sample of a man for COVID-19 test at BMTC bus stand in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)

Karnataka Bengaluru News September 13, 14, 15 Highlights:  Karnataka today reported 1116 new covid cases taking the active toll to 15892. While 970 recovered from covid, the state witnessed 8 cases of covid fatality. With 462 fresh cases, Bengaluru Urban recorded the highest number of covid cases among the districts followed by Dakshina Kannada (102) and Udupi (89).

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said the government will organise a special COVID-19 vaccination drive on September 17 across the state, with a target to administer 25 to 30 lakh doses that day.

“We are organising a special vaccination drive on September 17 in all districts including Bengaluru. I have held a video conference with Deputy Commissioners of districts regarding this. Our aim is to administer maximum vaccines this month, so it has been decided to conduct such special drives,” Bommai said.

In another news, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) started white-topping work from the Tumakuru Road Goraguntepalya Metro Station to Sandal Soap Factory Metro Station stretch from today. According to Bengaluru traffic police, the work on the road, which is 15 metres wide, will begin on one side while traffic movement will be allowed on the other. BBMP commissioner Gaurav Gupta said, “We request citizens to cooperate and use the other parallel roads or alternate roads for commuting until the completion of white-topping work.”

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22:46 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Pandemic was stressful but online classes helped save time, says Karnataka’s female JEE Main topper

As the pandemic situation kept rapidly evolving and students had to spend the better part of days hooked on to their devices attending online classes, there were times when Riya Mahesh felt that the stress was getting to her. But she focussed on utilising her time effectively, adapting to the situation and trying to avoid panic, says Mahesh, who is Karnataka’s female topper of JEE Main this year.

Mahesh, a student of National Public School in Yeshwantpur, got 99.99 percentile in the JEE Main, including a perfect score in Chemistry (100 percentile). She also came first in her school in the Class XII exams conducted by CBSE, scoring 99.8 per cent. Read More

22:45 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Political parties, residents bat for early civic polls in Bengaluru

Leaders from across the political spectrum, former corporators and residents have demanded that polls to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) be held at the earliest.

The demand emerged during a discussion, ‘Where is my Corporator’, conducted by an NGO, Janaagraha, on Wednesday. Read More

21:18 (IST)15 Sep 2021
BBMP to test all students showing Covid symptoms for more than 2 days

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to compulsorily test all students having Covid-19 symptoms for more than two days.

BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta Tuesday instructed officials to identify nodal authorities at all schools in the city to ensure such checks are done mandatorily. Read More

20:28 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Bengaluru Airport launches Marketing Campaign to encourage travel

Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport has launched a marketing campaign - '#TimetoReconnect' to inspire people to travel. 

The campaign focuses on reassuring passengers about safe airport experiences and encourages them to travel and reconnect with their loved ones, airport officials said in a release. 

"Since the pandemic began, people are missing the social interactions and connections they used to enjoy in the past. These include, connecting with their loved ones, impromptu getaways, pre-flight food indulgences, gift shopping and mini splurges, " Airport said.

20:26 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Karnataka: ‘Anxious’ lab technician’s test result returns negative for Nipah virus

A day after the Karnataka Health Department had sent samples of a 25-year-old lab technician of Dakshina Kannada to test for Nipah virus, the sample returned negative, much to the relief of the authorities.

District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Kishore Kumar said the samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune and to the Nipah testing centre in Kozhikode. “Results of his blood, urine and nasal swab samples tested negative,” the DHO confirmed Wednesday. Read More

19:39 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Hike in petrol prices 'criminal loot' by Central govt: Siddaramaiah

Price hike of essential commodities resulted in a  heated debate between BJP and Congress after former chief minister Siddaramaiah termed it to be a 'criminal loot'.

Siddaramaiah said the prices of essential goods such as rice, pulses, petrol, diesel, and others have skyrocketed in few months. People are yet to come out of the losses they incurred during Covid19 and neither the centre nor state has made an effort to reduce prices.

Taking a dig at BJP, Siddaramaiah said that the Vajpayee who was MP from the Jana Sangh party attacked the Indira Gandhi government by calling the government criminal loot and attended parliament session by arriving in bullock carts. It all happened for the hike of Seven Paisa. Now, what words should I use for this government and I will use the same words (government's criminal loot), he said.

19:18 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Karnataka reports 1116 fresh covid cases, eight deaths

Karnataka today reported 1116 new covid cases taking the active toll to 15892, according to the media bulletin released by the state health department. While 970 recovered from covid, the state witnessed 8 cases of covid fatality. With 462 fresh cases, Bengaluru Urban recorded the highest number of covid cases among the districts followed by Dakshina Kannada (102) and Udupi (89) 

18:13 (IST)15 Sep 2021
DULT calls operators to set up bicycle sharing network under ‘Trin Trin’ initiative in Bengaluru

To encourage the use of sustainable modes of transport in Bengaluru city, the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) has issued a notification outlining the details of operating vehicles under programmes such as the Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) and the Shared Micro-Mobility System (SMMS). 

The DULT has released the notification with the expectation that the ongoing Namma Metro and suburban rail projects would spur residents to shift from private vehicles to public transport. According to DULT officials, a well-designed PBS and SMMS will provide a reliable first- and last-mile connectivity to commuters, thereby encouraging more people to shun private vehicles. Read More

17:49 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Bengaluru: Web-based GIS system to make commute safer for school-goers

In a bid to ensure safe commute to school-goers in Bengaluru, a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) tool named Safer Access to Schools (SATS) has been launched in the city.

According to its inventors World Resources Institute (WRI) India, an organisation dealing with environmental and sustainability research, and Underwriters Laboratories, the tool is expected to help policymakers make informed decisions.

According to a recent study, 86 per cent of school children travel less than five kilometres to reach their schools in the city while 58 per cent of them walk to schools. Read More

17:35 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Karnataka is planning jewelry parks in Kalaburagi and Kanakapura: Murugesh Nirani

Wooing the Gems and Jewelry sector to make investments in Karnataka, Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani on Wednesday promised that the state government would give all the support and tax concessions. 

He made the announcement at the India International Jewelry Show (IIJS) Exhibition at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) here. The exhibition was virtually inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel.

Thanking the organisers for holding the ‘India International Jewelry Show (IIJS) Premiere 2021’ for the first time in Bengaluru, Nirani said Gems and Jewellery sector has a key role in achieving exports target. “I thank the organisers for holding this prestigious event in one of the most vibrant cities of the world ‘Bengaluru’. 

17:35 (IST)15 Sep 2021
After Bengaluru and Hubballi-Dharwad, DULT to implement bus priority lane in Kalaburagi soon

After dedicated bus priority lanes (BPL) in Bengaluru and Hubballi-Dharwad cities in Karnataka, the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) will soon implement the BPL project in Kalaburagi city in North Karnataka.

DULT, along with Kalyana Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KKRTC) and the urban local body, has decided to create the lane to provide sustainable transport mode in the Kalaburagi city, according to DULT officials.

Speaking to, V Manjula, DULT commissioner said, “The DULT has taken up a unique challenge called ‘cities on the move’ and as a part of it, Kalaburagi Mahanagara Palike and the KKRTC have shown interest in the implementation of BPL system in Kalaburagi city”. Read More

16:36 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Bengaluru: Bike falls from flyover after speeding car rams into it, 2 dead

Two persons, including a 28-year-old woman, died after the two-wheeler they were on fell from the Electronic City flyover Tuesday night after a car hit the vehicle from behind. The duo had reached the city two days back to join work.

The deceased were identified as Preetham Kumar (30), a resident of Akshay Pride Apartment in J P Nagar 8th phase, who worked as quality control manager, and Krithika Raman (28), a native of Chennai who worked as team leader at CoinSwitch in Mahadevapura. Read More

15:30 (IST)15 Sep 2021
MLA K Annadani moves calling attention motion for separate VIP lane at toll plazas

JD (S)  MLA, K Annadani has moved a calling attention motion in the Karnataka assembly for a separate VIP lane at all toll plazas in Karnataka.

14:31 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Fuel prices in Bengaluru today

Prices of petrol and diesel remained steady across the country for the tenth consecutive day on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The prices of the key auto fuels were last revised on September 5 when petrol and diesel prices were cut by 15 paise per litre each in the national capital.

In Bengaluru, petrol is priced at Rs. 104.70 per litre and diesel costs Rs. 94.04 per litre.

13:57 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Engineer’s Day: India celebrates M Visvesvaraya’s 160th birthday, all you need to know about the greatest engineer

Every year on September 15, India along with Sri Lanka and Tanzania celebrate National Engineer’s day to recognise and honour the achievements of the great engineer Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. The day is observed to commemorate the great work of engineers and to encourage them for improvement and innovation.

This year marks the 160th birth anniversary of M Visvesvaraya who was born on September 15, 1861, in the Muddenahalli village of Karnataka. He completed his school education in his hometown and later went to study Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Madras. However, he changed his career path after graduating and pursued civil engineering at the College of Science in Pune. 

Popularly known as Sir MV, Visvesvaraya undertook many complex projects and delivered remarkable infrastructural results during his career. He patented and installed an irrigation system with water floodgates at the Khadakvasla reservoir near Pune to raise the food supply level and storage to the highest levels know as ‘block system’ in 1903. 

Read more

13:36 (IST)15 Sep 2021
JS Nain visits Bangalore Military Station

Lieutenant General JS Nain, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command visited Bangalore Military Station on September 14 and 15. He was briefed by the General Officer Commanding, Karnataka and Kerala Sub Area about their active role in operations as well as during peace time.

While appreciating the preparedness and efforts of the Sub Area in extending support to the Civil Administration of both Karnataka and Kerala states during Flood Relief Operations over the years, the Southern Army Commander also complimented the support given to veterans and their dependents during COVID pandemic. He exhorted the formation to continue the good work.

13:02 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Two persons in Bengaluru arrested for peddling heroin

Bengaluru City police on Wednesday arrested two persons from Manipur for allegedly peddling heroin. 

The arrested are Paominsang Kipgen (31) and Nengdeikim (31) 

The police said that Nengdeikim, who hails from Manipur came to Bengaluru few years ago and worked in a spa. Later, she teamed up with Paominsang and allegedly started peddling narcotic substances in the city. 

Banaswadi police said that they have seized 10 gram heroin worth Rs 1.5 lakh and have handed over the accused to judicial custody.

12:54 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Gram Panchayat workers to stage demonstration outside Vidhana Soudha

Gram Panchayat workers across from Karnataka on Wednesday marched to Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru and Gram Panchayat Workers’ Union plans to stage a demonstration outside it pressing their demands.

Gram Panchayat employees said that they had not received their wages for the last 10-15 months.

12:33 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Mangaluru suspected Nipah case: Patient tests negative

A 25-year-old man who was admitted to the district Wenlock hospital in Mangaluru with suspected Nipah virus infection has tested negative. His samples had been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIE) in Pune and the result turned out to be negative for Nipah, Dakshina Kannada district health officer Dr Kishore Kumar said.

The Karwar-based person, who is a microbiologist in a laboratory at Goa, got himself admitted to KMC hospital at Manipal on Monday with fever and self-reported the suspicion that he had contracted Nipah virus. 

He was later shifted to Wenlock hospital in the city from where his samples were sent to Pune. (PTI)

12:06 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Tusker electrocuted in Hunsur forest reserve

A 35-year-old tusker was electrocuted in Hunsur reserve forest, adjoining Nagarhole tiger reserve on September 13.

Landowner Joyson Sunny and Sheshappa have been accused of illegally drawing electric power from the overhead transmission line and connecting it to the coffee estate's solar fence. 

A FIR in this connection has been registered at Bylakuppe police station.

On Monday, a 30-year-old tusker reportedly died of electrocution at Doddaharave Cauvery Wildlife limits, in Periyapatna taluk, Mysuru district.

The Karnataka Forest Department has refused to give permission for the construction of a road connecting Thodikana in Kodagu with Sullia in Dakshina Kannada district since it was supposed to pass through the Talacauvery Wildlife Sanctuary and the Pattighat Reserve Forest. The department said that the construction of the road would violate the Forest Conservation Act (FCA).

READ | Karnataka Forest Department refuses nod to road passing through Talacauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

In a bid to keep up with emerging trends in the industrial sector, the Karnataka government has announced that six new course combinations will be offered to students signing up at Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the state. Higher Education Minister CN Ashwath Narayan Tuesday announced that the State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT) approved the new combinations as part of the government’s initiative to convert select ITIs into ‘technology hubs’.

READ | ITIs in Karnataka to offer six new course combos to keep up with emerging trends

Here are a few contacts that might come in handy for you in emergency situations:

COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp - +91 97777 77684, Voice call - 080 45451111 | 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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