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Karnataka Bengaluru September 23, 24 Highlights: Three injured as boiler explodes inside a chemical factory in Anekal

Karnataka Bangalore Latest News September 23, 24 Highlights: Bengaluru Urban reported the highest number of covid cases with 281 fresh positive cases among districts, followed by Dakshina Kannada (108).

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: September 27, 2021 8:24:28 am
The incident is reported in Attibele Industrial Area in the southeastern part of Bengaluru.

Karnataka Bangalore News September 23, 24 Highlights: At least three workers of a Chemical factory in Attibele in Karnataka were injured following a chemical boiler blast on Friday evening. The incident is reported in Attibele Industrial Area in the southeastern part of Bengaluru. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. “Three factory workers injured in the blast, while one has sustained serious injuries have been shifted to a local hospital. The investigation is on to find the exact reason for the explosion,” said Superintendent of Police, Bengaluru Rural, Kona Vamsi Krishna.

Karnataka Friday reported 789 new covid cases and 23 deaths today, a media bulletin said. The state currently has 13,306 active cases. Bengaluru Urban reported the highest number of covid cases with 281 fresh positive cases among districts, followed by Dakshina Kannada (108).

In another news, The Karnataka Assembly on Thursday passed the Karnataka Appropriation Bill, 2021 pertaining to an estimated supplementary budget of Rs 10,265.33 crore. The supplementary budget is towards defraying several charges that will come in the course of payment during the financial year 2021-22.

The bill authorises payment and appropriation of certain further sums from the consolidated fund of Karnataka for services of the current fiscal.

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21:31 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Balconies in apartments can’t be closed or modified, BBMP says after fire accident

After a 59-year-old woman and her elderly mother were trapped and killed in a fire that broke out inside their flat in Bengaluru Tuesday, the city civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), has issued a circular to all residential complexes against the installation of safety grilles in balconies and other similar unsafe practices.

In the circular, the BBMP said that all apartment complex residents and owners should adhere to the Building Bye-laws 2003 and National Building Code of India 2016 guidelines.

According to the police, the fire accident visuals showed one of the victims, Bhagyarekha, screaming for help, but people could not help them owing to the sealed grille in the balcony of the apartment at Devarachikkanahalli. The barricaded balcony also affected the rescue operation by the fire officials.

20:32 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Three injured as boiler explodes inside a chemical factory in Anekal

At least three workers of a Chemical factory in Attibele in Karnataka were injured following a chemical boiler blast on Friday evening. 

The incident is reported in Attibele Industrial Area in the southeastern part of  Bengaluru. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.

“Three factory workers injured in the blast, while one has sustained serious injuries have been shifted to a local hospital. The investigation is on to find the exact reason for the explosion,” said Superintendent of Police, Bengaluru Rural, Kona Vamsi Krishna.

20:21 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Karnataka reports 789 fresh covid cases, 23 deaths

Karnataka Friday reported 789  new covid cases taking the active case toll to 13,306, a media bulletin said. With 23 deaths reported today, state has witnessed 37,706 fatalities due to covid. Among districts, Bengalurur Urban reported highest number of covid cases with 281 testing positive followed by Dakshina Kannada (108). 

19:23 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Karnataka has 'best managed' the COVID-19 pandemic: Health Minister

The Karnataka government has 'best managed' the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, and opposition Congress which ruled for long, is to be blamed for any deaths due to lack of medical facilities like oxygen, Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Friday. The Minister said this while replying to the debate on COVID-19 second wave in the assembly, amid protest by Congress members from the well of the House, forcing him to cut short and table his answer for record. (PTI)

17:50 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Karnataka CM defends NEP, says nothing wrong if it's RSS agenda

The Karnataka Legislative Assembly witnessed pandemonium on Friday, the last day of the monsoon session, regarding the implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) in the State with Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai accepting the Congress's charge calling it RSS or Nagpur Education Policy. The House saw chaotic scenes with Congress members trooping into the well of the House about an hour before its adjournment, first demanding extending the session and then targeting the government for implementation of NEP without discussion and calling it an RSS agenda. (PTI)

17:47 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Bengaluru blast: Owner of godown arrested

The Bengaluru police have arrested one person in the wake of a blast at a transport firm’s godown at New Thagaratpet near KR Market on Thursday in which two people were killed. The explosion, triggered by a firecracker blast, also injured four other persons.

Identifying the arrested individual as Ganesh Babu, proprietor of Sri Patrakali Amman Lorry Service Godown, police said he had brought a consignment of firecrackers for the upcoming festival season from Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu. Babu was arrested under sections of the Explosive Substances Act and Explosives Act. Read More

16:44 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Karnataka Legislative Assembly names former CM BS Yediyurappa best legislator

The former chief minister of Karnataka  BS Yediyurappa was named the best legislator of the year 2020-21 by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Friday.Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who was present at the joint sitting of the Karnataka legislature today, presented Yediyurappa a memento. Speaking at the event, state legislative assembly speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri,  said, “like the best parliamentarian award being given in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha annually, Karnataka from this year will have the best legislator award for members of the Legislative Assembly. The senior legislator Yediyurappa has served as MLA, Opposition party leader, deputy chief minister and Chief Minister of the state."

16:36 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Congress stages 'Tanga' protest against price rise

The Karnataka unit of the Congress on Friday staged a 'Tanga' protest against the rising fuel prices. Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah accompanied by the Congress state chief D K Shivakumar and party MLAs led the march riding on a horse-drawn vehicle from the Congress office to the Vidhana Soudha on the last day of the Karnataka Assembly. A large number of Congress workers too joined the protest raising slogans and holding placards, banners and posters. (PTI)

15:00 (IST)24 Sep 2021
IPL 2021, RCB vs CSK Live Streaming Online: When and where to watch


When Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore take on MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Friday evening, it will be a clash between two teams in the top half of the table but with very different form. CSK have a game in hand and are set to return to the top of the table with a win. RCB, still 3rd on the points table, suffered a convincing defeat in their last match, and will be looking to arrest the slide.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings match will take place at the Dubai International Stadium. The match begins at 7:30 PM IST on Friday (September 24).

The Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings match will be live broadcast on Star Sports channels — Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. The match will be live-streamed on Hotstar. You can also catch the live commentary on indianexpress.com.

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14:24 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Karnataka Assembly passes supplementary budget of Rs 10,265 crore

The Karnataka Assembly on Thursday passed the Karnataka Appropriation Bill, 2021 pertaining to an estimated supplementary budget of Rs 10,265.33 crore. The supplementary budget is towards defraying several charges that will come in the course of payment during the financial year 2021-22.

The bill authorises payment and appropriation of certain further sums from the consolidated fund of Karnataka for services of the current fiscal.

Participating in the discussion, Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah said the supplementary budget has been introduced at a time when the state's revenues are affected due to various reasons. He said the GST compensation is not coming properly. Further, the finance minister has announced that the GST compensation may be stopped from 2022.

Siddaramaiah also underlined the need to stop wasteful expenditure. Agreeing with him, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said he has asked his officers to curtail expenditures by five per cent. (PTI)

13:30 (IST)24 Sep 2021
IPL 2021, RCB vs CSK Predicted Playing XI: Maxwell’s slump adds to Kohli’s pressure, Curran adds to Dhoni’s problem of plenty

When Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore take on MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Friday evening, it will be a clash between two teams in the top half of the table but with very different form. CSK have a game in hand and are set to return to the top of the table with a win. RCB, still 3rd on the points table, suffered a convincing defeat in their last match, and will be looking to arrest the slide.

There are a few problems for RCB at the outset of the match — they suffered a batting implosion in their last match, they have a track record of losing momentum fast and the added pressure on skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli is not usually affected by defeats as India captain, but the demands of franchise cricket means that permutations and combinations need to be done to the playing XI.

CSK, on the other hand, would be in a buoyant mood. It was thought the seam-friendly pitches in the UAE would bog them down and they would be like ducks out of water outside the Chepauk. That had been proved wrong. It was also thought when they suffered a top-order collapse in their last match that they would lose. That was also proved wrong.

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12:50 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla reaches Bengaluru to address joint sitting of K’taka legislature today

Speaker of Lok Sabha, Om Birla reached Bengaluru on Friday to to address the joint sitting of Karnataka legislature today.

Birla was welcomed by Thaawarchand Gehlot, Governor of Karnataka at Raj Bhavan today. 

Om Birla will address Friday's session at 2.30pm on the topic "Democracy - Safeguarding Parliamentary Values." 

According to state legislative assembly speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, this is the first time a Lok Sabha speaker will address the joint session of the two houses of a legislature. 

Friday will be the last day of the 10-day long legislature session which started on September 13.

12:40 (IST)24 Sep 2021
836 new cases, 15 deaths reported in Karnataka

Karnataka has reported 836 fresh cases of coronavirus and 15 fatalities, taking the total infection count to 29,71,044 and toll to 37,683, the health department said on Thursday.

The day also saw 852 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 29,19,742.
Out of 836 new cases reported on Thursday, 310 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 239 discharges and 7 deaths.

Total number of active cases in the state is at 13,590.
While the positivity rate for the day stood at 0.57 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 1.79 per cent.

Out of 15 deaths reported on Thursday, 7 are from Bengaluru Urban; Dakshina Kannada 3, followed by others. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 310, Dakshina Kannada 106, Mysuru 78, Udupi 69, followed by others.

Cumulatively a total of 4.67 crore samples have been tested in the state so far, out of which 1,45,085 were tested on Thursday alone. (PTI)

12:40 (IST)24 Sep 2021
836 new cases, 15 deaths reported in Karnataka

Karnataka has reported 836 fresh cases of coronavirus and 15 fatalities, taking the total infection count to 29,71,044 and toll to 37,683, the health department said on Thursday.

The day also saw 852 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 29,19,742.
Out of 836 new cases reported on Thursday, 310 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 239 discharges and 7 deaths.

Total number of active cases in the state is at 13,590.
While the positivity rate for the day stood at 0.57 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 1.79 per cent.

Out of 15 deaths reported on Thursday, 7 are from Bengaluru Urban; Dakshina Kannada 3, followed by others. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 310, Dakshina Kannada 106, Mysuru 78, Udupi 69, followed by others.

Cumulatively a total of 4.67 crore samples have been tested in the state so far, out of which 1,45,085 were tested on Thursday alone. (PTI)

11:45 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Congress leaders arrive at state legislature in horse cart

Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and D K Shivakumar travelled to the state legislature session in a horse cart (Jataka) on Friday. 

The Congress leaders have been protesting against the rise in prices of fuel, LPG and essential items since the start of the state legislature session on September 13. The Congress leaders have traveled in bullock carts and cycles to the legislature in the last two weeks. 

"We will be holding protests on the issue on Gandhi Jayanti also," the Congress leader Siddaramaiah said.

10:59 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Belagavi admin to allow devotees at two temples shut for 45 days

The Belagavi district administration Thursday decided to allow visitors to popular pilgrimage centres, including Saundatti Yallamma temple and Chinchali Mayakka temple, from September 28. Devotees were not allowed to visit these temples for nearly 45 days owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, Deputy Commissioner M G Hiremath clarified that yatras, processions and rallies will continue to be prohibited and devotees will be allowed only if they follow all Covid-19 norms stipulated by the government.

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10:33 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Karnataka health dept begins inquiry after 3 staffers attempt suicide blaming seniors

The Department of Health and Family Welfare in Karnataka initiated a departmental inquiry after three cases of attempt to suicide by staff members of various departments were reported from Dharwad district last week. All the three had alleged harassment by their seniors.

As many as three health workers — a nurse at Hebballi primary health centre (PHC) who tried to hang herself, a health inspector at Noolvi PHC and a cleaning staff at KIMS Hubballi — attempted suicide in separate incidents since September 16 in the district.

Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar had ordered the district administration to submit a report after an internal inquiry.

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10:03 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Kalyana Karnataka Board to be formed in 10 days: Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said Kalyana Karnataka Regional Development Board will be constituted in 10 days.

"The KKRDB will be constituted in the next 10 days. We will appoint a permanent secretary. Vacant posts of engineers will also be filled," Bommai said while participating in a debate in the Assembly on the development of Kalyana Karnataka, or the erstwhile Hyderabad Karnataka region comprising seven districts adjoining Telangana.

The CM said while Rs 1,500 crore has been released this year for the development of Kalyana Karnataka region, there was an opening balance of Rs 500 crore from 2020. Hence, a total of Rs 2,000 crore will be utilised for the purpose. Bommai also assured the MLAs that all essential posts in KKR will be filled.

He also said the Hyderabad Karnataka Special Cell's office located in Bengaluru will be shifted to Kalaburagi. Earlier, Congress MLA Priyank Kharge had alleged that Rs 100 crore from the KKRDB was transferred to the account of an NGO, ignoring transparency.

In his reply, Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy conceded that violations have taken place, which will be probed. (PTI)

10:01 (IST)24 Sep 2021
FSSAI’s new vegan logo was made in 20 minutes, here’s the young mind who conceptualised it

After the head of the department of Nutrition and Dietetics of Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru’s Vasanthnagara asked students to conceptualise a logo to mark vegan foods, a 22-year-old student took just 20 minutes and came up with a design which was soon adopted by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The logo will now be used on all vegan foods.

Speaking to the indianexpress.com, Kruti Manish Rathore, an MSc second-year student in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics of Mount Carmel College said, “My HOD told the class to come up with a design since our HOD knew that FSSAI is looking for a logo for vegan foods. Since the logo had to be simple so that consumers can understand what product they are buying, I designed a green-coloured logo with the letter ‘V’ inscribed in the middle of a square box with a small plant on top of it and vegan written at the bottom so people do not confuse it with the letter ‘Y’.”

Kruti, who hails from Gujarat, is currently in Bengaluru for her studies and had taken suggestions from her father while designing the logo. “The logo simply suggests that the product is of plant origin. It took me 20 minutes to design it and since I am a student of Nutrition and Dietetics, I know about veganism (vegan diet) and could ideate the logo,” Kruti said.

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09:14 (IST)24 Sep 2021
On Republic Day, Karnataka will launch online citizen services at gram panchayat level: CM Basavaraj Bommai

Karnataka government will soon launch online citizen services at the gram panchayat level called ‘Grama Seva Yojane’ on a trial basis in five districts on the next Republic Day.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Thursday announced the project and said the online citizen services would be implemented so that gram panchayats become centres of citizen services and government facilities reach doorsteps.

He was addressing the inaugural function of the Amrutha Grama Panchayath programme held at Vidhana Soudha’s Banquet Hall in Bengaluru.

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The Department of Health and Family Welfare in Karnataka initiated a departmental inquiry after three cases of attempt to suicide by staff members of various departments were reported from Dharwad district last week. All the three had alleged harassment by their seniors. Dharwad District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Yashwant Madinkar told The Indian Express that separate committees were formed to investigate the matters at Hebballi and Noolvi while the case at KIMS Hubballi is being investigated by officials of the Medical Education Department.

READ | Karnataka health dept begins inquiry after 3 staffers attempt suicide blaming seniors

Days after villagers allegedly penalised a Dalit family with Rs 25,000 after a three-year-old boy entered a temple in Karnataka’s Koppal district, the police have arrested five persons, including the priest of the temple. The boy belonged to the Dalit Channdasar community, while the five arrested people are from the upper Ganiga caste.

READ | Karnataka: Family imposed Rs 25,000 fine after Dalit boy enters temple in Koppal, 5 held

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