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Karnataka Bengaluru September 9, 10 Highlights: State reports 967 fresh Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths

Karnataka Bangalore Latest News September 9, 10 Highlights: Dakshina Kannada district bordering Kerala remained a major COVID-19 hotspot with 141 fresh infections and two fatalities.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: September 13, 2021 8:06:43 am
Bengaluru, Covid-19A health worker in protective suit collects mouth swab of a traveler to test for COVID-19 outside a train station in Bengaluru. (AP)

Karnataka Bangalore News September 9, 10 Highlights: Karnataka on Friday clocked 967 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the caseload to 29,60,131, while 10 deaths pushed the toll to 37,472. The day also saw 921 people being discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 29,05,604. Active cases stood at 17,028, a health department bulletin said.

Bengaluru Urban accounted for the maximum number of 310 cases and two fatalities. Dakshina Kannada district bordering Kerala remained a major COVID-19 hotspot with 141 fresh infections and two fatalities.

Other districts too reported fresh cases, including Udupi 96, Kodagu 74, Hassan 61, Mysuru 55, Tumakuru 41 and Chikkamagaluru 37.
Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Gadag, Haveri, Ramanagara and Yadgir reported zero infections and zero deaths. Twenty-four districts reported zero fatalities, the bulletin said.

A total of 1,67,679 samples were tested, taking the cumulative number of specimens examined to 4.51 crore.

The number of vaccinations done so far in the state rose to 4.71 crore, with 44,634 people being inoculated on Friday, it said. (PTI)

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18:49 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Karnataka CM directs officials to identify beneficiaries for 4 lakh homes

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday directed officials to start the process of selecting eligible beneficiaries for four lakh homes under various housing schemes.
  
"If the target of four lakh new houses is not approved by the central government, or less houses are approved, the remaining houses will be constructed under the state government's housing scheme," a statement issued by the Chief Minister's office said.

The Chief Minister has told the officials to initiate the process of selecting socially and economically backward beneficiaries in the city and rural areas across the state for four lakh homes under the housing scheme. (PTI)

16:45 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Bengaluru: Mother of boy who reported son’s missing arrested for murder

The mother of a 10-year-old boy — who filed an FIR last month to report the missing of her son — has been arrested by the Bengaluru Police for the murder of the boy.

Investigations by the MICO Layout police into the disappearance of the boy, as reported by his mother in August, have revealed that the boy was tortured and killed by the woman and two associates in February this year.

The investigation found that the body of an unidentified child, that was found in neighbouring Bargur in Tamil Nadu in February, was of the boy who was reported missing seven months later in Bengaluru by his mother. Read More

16:43 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Bengaluru police arrest prime accused, four others for murder attempt on KAMS secretary

The Bengaluru city police have arrested five persons, including the prime accused, in the assault and attempted murder case of D Shashi Kumar, the general secretary of the Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka (KAMS).

The city police identified the main accused as Ravi, a habitual offender and extortionist. “Ravi, who allegedly tried to murder Shashi Kumar, is the chief of the self-proclaimed Karnataka Vidyarthi Poshakara Jagruta Vedike (parents’ association). He had also rented out a house near Kumar’s residence for the assailants,” a police official said.

Ravi was arrested Thursday morning along with four other associates who had been absconding. The police have also recovered two country-made pistols and other weapons from them. Read More

15:00 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Cases down, district administrations in Karnataka to decide on continuing weekend curfew

A dip in Covid cases and test positivity rate (TPR) in all districts of Karnataka has prompted the state government to authorise Deputy Commissioners of districts to take a call on continuing the weekend curfew under their jurisdiction. The TPR is now below 2 per cent in all districts in the state.

The government has, meanwhile, extended its existing Covid curbs till September 27, including the night curfew across the state which will continue to remain in force from 9 pm to 6 am as per guidelines issued Thursday night.

“Further, there will be strict surveillance at the border posts setup by the districts adjoining Kerala and Maharashtra states as per the prevailing circular/guidelines issued by the Department of Health and family Welfare, Govt of Karnataka,” it said.

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13:49 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Water supply to be hit in some parts of Bengaluru on Sept 12, 13

Water supply in parts of Bengaluru will be disrupted on September 12 and 13, according to Bangalore Water supply and Sewerage Board(BWSSB) due to emergency repair works.

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13:04 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Fuel prices in Bengaluru today

Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged across the country for the fifth successive day on Friday, September 10, 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 while diesel costs Rs. 94.04 per litre.

12:02 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Collision between KSRTC and NWKRTC buses in Bengaluru leaves few injured

Few people were injured in a head-on collision between Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus and North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) buses at Rajkumar Road in Rajajinagar in Bengaluru on Friday morning.

According to Rajajinagar traffic police, all the injured are being treated at the hospital and are said to be out of danger.

10:49 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Bengaluru firm to set up 200 charging stations in city within six months

Bengaluru-based electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure player EVRE will set up 200 charging stations in the city in the next six months.

Along with Bengaluru, the company is planning to set up 1,000 EV charging stations across India in partnership with MoEVing, a tech-enabled electric fleet startup for urban mobility.

EVRE said in a press release that it will conceptualise, design, manufacture, establish, operate and maintain the charging infrastructure. “MoEVing will help in demand assessment of where the stations should be set up for higher utilisation. EVRE will also provide the technology for the chargers.” the company said.

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10:03 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Karnataka teen’s stretcher with shock absorbers selected second-best among 3.92 lakh innovation entries

A project by a class 10 boy from Karnataka’s Bidar district was adjudged second best from among 3.92 lakh ideas and innovations sent from across the country for the eighth edition of the National Level Exhibition and Project Competition (NLEPC).

Owais Ahmed, a student of Govt High School in Bhatambra, developed a ‘safety horizontal stretcher’.

According to Ahmed, the idea of developing a stretcher embedded with shock absorbers came to him after losing his grandmother last year. She died due to a downward shift of blood flow while she was taken on a stretcher up a ramp in a hospital.

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09:04 (IST)10 Sep 2021
5 held for attempting to kill general secretary of Karnataka Private Schools’ Association

Bengaluru city police have arrested the prime accused in the assault and attempted murder case of D. Shashi Kumar, general secretary, Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools. 

Shashi was attacked on July 29 by a gang of three masked men near his house at Mutyalanagar near Vidyaranyapura.

According to the city police, the accused, identified as Ravi, is a habitual offender and extortionist. “Ravi is a chief of a self-styled Karnataka Vidyarthi Poshakara Jagruta Vedike and had allegedly tried to murder Shashi Kumar and also he rented a house near the Shashi Kumar' residence for the assailants,” police officials said.

Ravi was arrested along with four other associates who had absconded fearing police arrest. The police have recovered two country-made pistols and weapons from them.

08:59 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Bengaluru: Students hold ‘Chipko’ protest against felling of trees in school campus by civic body

Students and alumni of a government school in Dasarahhalli in North Bengaluru have launched the ‘Chipko’ movement to protest against the alleged cutting of trees on campus by the civic body.

According to the students, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed to cut down around 40 fully grown trees near the school ground inside Jindal Jubilee Government High School premises for the road-widening project in the Abbigere area in Dasarahalli zone.

On Thursday morning, around 50 high school students along with a few alumni of the institution, held the ‘Appiko movement’ (Kannada version of the Chipko movement) by hugging the trees, which are proposed to be cut down by the BBMP.

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08:39 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Water supply to be hit in some parts of Bengaluru on Sept 12, 13

Water supply in parts of Bengaluru will be disrupted on September 12 and 13, according to Bangalore Water supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). 

According to BWSSB, due to emergency repair works, water supply to the following areas will be disrupted:

Gandhinagar, Kumarapark East, Vasanth Nagar, High Grounds, Sampangiramnagar, CKC Garden, K.S. Garden, Town Hall, Lalbagh Road from 1st to 4th cross and Lalbagh Road. 

Dharmaraya Swamy Temple ward, Cubbonpete, Nagarthapete, Kumbarapete, Cottonpet, Chikpete, Bakshigarden and Bharathinagara.

Shivajinagar, Lavelle Road, Frazer town, Byadarahalli, Williams Town, Sindhi Colony, N.C. Colony, Coles Road, Cox Town, Doddigunta, Jeevanahalli, Vivekanand Nagar, Hutchins Road, Davis Road, Cook Town and old Byappanahalli.

St. Johns Road, Haines Road, Narayana Pillai Street, Sangam Road, Kamaraj Road, Veerapillai Street and Infantry Road.

Girinagar, Bytarayanapura, Raghavendra Block, Avalahalli, Muneshwara Block, Kalidas Layout, Srinagar, BSK 1st Stage, Yeshwanthapur (part), Malleshwaram. Nagayyanapalya, Sathyanagar, Maruthisevanagar, Pillanna garden-1, Muslim Colony, Kushalnagar , P&T Colony, Muneshwara Nagar, D.J. Halli, Pillannagarden-2 s/stn area- K.G. Halli, Nagawara and Samadha Nagar.

Pillanna garden-1st,2nd, 3rd stages, New Bagalur, old Bagalur, Lingarajpuram, Chamarajpet, Bank Colony, Srinivasa Nagar, Gavipuram and Hanumanthnagar.

Jayamahal, Seshadripuram, Nandidurga Road Extension, J.C. Nagar, Sadashivanagar, Palace Guttahalli, BEL Road, Sanjayanagar, Dollars Colony and RMV Extension.

Geddalahalli, Boopasandra, Kavalbyrasandra, Ganganagara, R.T. Nagar, Manorayanapalya, Anandanagar, V. Nagenahalli, Shampura, Sultanpalya, Shanthala Nagar and Ashok Nagar.

M.G. Road, Brigade Road, Part of HAL 2nd stage, Doopanahalli, Indiranagar 2nd stage, Lakshmipuram, Kadiraiahnapalya, Kalahalli, andhra Colony, LBS Nagar, LIC Colony, HAL 3rd stage, Jeevanbhimanagar, Kodihalli. Hanumanthappa Layout, Bazaar Street, Ulsoor.

08:37 (IST)10 Sep 2021
BBMP, NGO plan to revive Bengaluru’s tradition of naming bus stops after trees

While crossing the Vega City mall at Bannerghatta road, one has seldom noticed a bus stop named ‘Jeedi Mara’, a Kannada word which in English means cashew tree. With infrastructural projects taking a toll on the green spaces, the cashew trees were axed and the history behind the name of the bus stop went into oblivion. An NGO Project Vruksha Foundation along with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has now planned to plant ten cashew saplings around the Jeedi Mara bus stop. The history behind the naming of the bus stop will also be put up at the spot.

Project Vruksha Foundation Vijay Nishanth said, “We proposed the plan to the BBMP and they will provide us with the necessary equipment and manpower to support the project. The word Jeedi Mara is also not in use. One can see the semblance of this beautiful tradition of naming streets and bus stops after trees and lakes. Be it the Margosa Road or the Sampige Road in Malleshwaram and Hunasemara stop in Banashankari or Jeedi Mara stop, Aralimara stop in Chikkalasandra. Now why can’t we revive this tradition and give an impetus to tree plantation at a time when we are losing green space.”

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08:36 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Devas Multimedia PMLA case: court allows ED plea to seek documents from Singapore, Mauritius

Based on a plea by the directorate of enforcement (ED), of the ministry of finance, for legal assistance in obtaining information and documents regarding Singapore and Mauritius based investors in the space start-up Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd – which is under probe for alleged money laundering – a special court has ordered issuance of letters of request for information to authorities in Singapore and Mauritius.

The court ordered the issuance of the letters of request to Singapore and Mauritius after the ED alleged that foreign investments to the tune of Rs 579 crore that came to Devas Multimedia, in the aftermath of a 2005 satellite deal with the Indian Space Research Organization’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation, was obtained from dubious sources in the US.

The ED has alleged that the dubious funds were routed via Singapore and Mauritius to India and later routed back to the US.

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08:25 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Karnataka: High-stakes battle for council, JD(S) shelters 4 councillors

Four newly elected JD(S) councillors, who hold the key to the Kalaburagi city council amid a hung verdict and both the BJP and Congress vying for power, have now been sheltered in Bengaluru by party leaders over fears of being poached by the two parties.

JD(S) councillors Aleemuddin Patil, Vishal Navarang, Sajid Kalyani and Vijayalakshmi R arrived in Bengaluru on September 8. They have been seen at a farmhouse outside Bengaluru where former CM and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy resides and at the city residence of JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda.

The JD(S), which won only four seats in the 55-seat council, compared to 27 of the Congress and 23 of the BJP, is driving a hard bargain to gain political ground while considering its weakened political and economic situation in the state after the fall of its coalition government with the Congress in 2019.

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08:12 (IST)10 Sep 2021
State reports 1074 fresh cases, four deaths

Karnataka on Thursday reported the lowest number of deaths due to COVID-19, since the beginning of the second wave, with four fatalities, taking the toll so far due to the pandemic to 37,462, the health department said. The state logged 1,074 new cases of corona infections taking the total number of cases so far to 29,59,164. The day also saw 1,136 discharges, taking the total recoveries in the state to 29,04,683.

Out of four deaths reported on Thursday, three are from Bengaluru Urban, and one in Hassan. Out of 1,074 new cases reported on Thursday, 343 were from Bengaluru Urban, and the city saw 251 discharges. Total number of active cases in the state is at 16,992. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 0.63 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 0.37 per cent.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 343, Dakshina Kannada 176, Udupi 126, Hassan 81, Chikkamagaluru 68, followed by others. Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 12,40,653, followed by Mysuru 1,76,735 and Tumakuru 1,19,567. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 12,17,401, followed by Mysuru 1,73,542 and Tumakuru 1,17,813.

Cumulatively a total of 4,49,07,570 samples have been tested in the state so far, out of which 1,69,448 were tested on Thursday alone. (PTI)

08:06 (IST)10 Sep 2021
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20:55 (IST)09 Sep 2021
BBMP, NGO plan to revive Bengaluru’s tradition of naming bus stops after trees

While crossing the Vega City mall at Bannerghatta road, one has seldom noticed a bus stop named ‘Jeedi Mara, a Kannada word which in English means cashew tree. With infrastructural projects taking a toll on the green spaces, the cashew trees were axed and the history behind the name of the bus stop went into oblivion. An NGO Project Vruksha Foundation along with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has now planned to plant ten cashew saplings around the Jeedi Mara bus stop. The history behind the naming of the bus stop will also be put up at the spot.

Project Vruksha Foundation Vijay Nishanth said, “We proposed the plan to the BBMP and they will provide us with the necessary equipment and manpower to support the project. The word Jeedi Mara is also not in use. One can see the semblance of this beautiful tradition of naming streets and bus stops after trees and lakes. Be it the Margosa Road or the Sampige Road in Malleshwaram and Hunasemara stop in Banashankari or Jeedi Mara stop, Aralimara stop in Chikkalasandra. Now why can’t we revive this tradition and give an impetus to tree plantation at a time when we are losing green space.”

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19:49 (IST)09 Sep 2021
Bengaluru firm to set up 200 charging stations in city within six months

Bengaluru-based electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure player EVRE will set up 200 charging stations in the city in the next six months.

Along with Bengaluru, the company is planning to set up 1,000 EV charging stations across India in partnership with MoEVing, a tech-enabled electric fleet startup for urban mobility.


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17:56 (IST)09 Sep 2021
Bengaluru: Students hold ‘Chipko’ protest against felling of trees in school campus by civic body

Students and alumni of a government school in Dasarahhalli in North Bengaluru have launched the ‘Chipko’ movement to protest against the alleged cutting of trees on campus by the civic body.

According to the students, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed to cut down around 40 fully grown trees near the school ground inside Jindal Jubilee Government High School premises for the road-widening project in the Abbigere area in Dasarahalli zone.

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While crossing the Vega City mall at Bannerghatta road, one has seldom noticed a bus stop named ‘Jeedi Mara’, a Kannada word which in English means cashew tree. With infrastructural projects taking a toll on the green spaces, the cashew trees were axed and the history behind the name of the bus stop went into oblivion. An NGO Project Vruksha Foundation along with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has now planned to plant ten cashew saplings around the Jeedi Mara bus stop. The history behind the naming of the bus stop will also be put up at the spot.

READ | BBMP, NGO plan to revive Bengaluru’s tradition of naming bus stops after trees

Students and alumni of a government school in Dasarahhalli in North Bengaluru have launched the ‘Chipko’ movement to protest against the alleged cutting of trees on campus by the civic body. According to the students, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed to cut down around 40 fully grown trees near the school ground inside Jindal Jubilee Government High School premises for the road-widening project in the Abbigere area in Dasarahalli zone.

READ | Bengaluru: Students hold ‘Chipko’ protest against felling of trees in school campus by civic body

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