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Karnataka Bengaluru August 30 Highlights: Automatic bus washing machine set up at KSRTC depot; ISKCON temple to remain closed on Janmashtmi

Karnataka Bangalore Latest News August 30 Highlights: The temple premises will be closed for the public on August 29 and August 30. 

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: August 31, 2021 8:16:13 am
ISCKON temple, BengaluruThe ISKCON temple in Bengaluru. (Image: ISKCON)

Karnataka Bangalore News August 30 Highlights: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai has directed officials to take steps for speedy disposal of cases of atrocity against SC and STs that are pending in courts. He was chairing a meeting of the State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee under SC/ ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 in Vidhana Soudha on Monday.

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has set up an automated sophisticated vehicle washing machine in collaboration with ATS ELGI on a pilot basis on Monday at Bangalore Central Division Depot-04. The machine was inaugurated by Shivayogi.C.Kalasad, Managing Director, KSRTC. The company’s built-in machine will cost 17.00 lakhs and is freely installed on a trial basis in KSRTC, said in a release.

ISKCON temple in Bengaluru said that it will remain closed for two days on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Karnataka. The temple premises will be closed for the public on August 29 and August 30.

“This year, ISKCON Bangalore will be celebrating Sri Krishna Janmashtami on Aug 29th and 30th, 2021. In the interest of public safety and prevailing government regulations, and as a responsible organisation, the ISKCON temple management has decided to keep the temple closed for public on both the days, ” temple authorities said in a release.

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19:20 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Karnataka makes week-long institutional quarantine mandatory for people coming from Kerala

The Karnataka government Monday stated that a week-long institutional quarantine will be imposed on all people entering from Kerala, in the wake of the high Covid-19 positivity rate observed in the neighbouring State.

The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to assess the pandemic situation. 

Further details on whether the rule will be applicable to short-term visitors, competitive exam candidates, and date of implementation among other specifics to be informed in a detailed govt order this night or tomorrow morning, sources from the Karnataka CM's office told Indianexpress.com.

17:34 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Furnish same mobile number while getting both doses of Covid vaccine: Minister

Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar Monday urged people in the state to ensure that they furnish the same mobile number while receiving both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. 

"Our officials have found the numbers of first and second doses not tallying properly as many beneficiaries have provided different phone numbers while taking the first and second doses," he said. 

The Minister then appealed, "Please ensure the same phone number is provided. Else, alert the staff in charge of the process of any change in the mobile number while visiting the centre to take the second dose."

17:32 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Karnataka CM directs officials to take steps to speedy disposal of cases of atrocity against SC, STs

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai has directed officials to take steps for speedy disposal of cases of atrocity against SC and STs that are pending in courts.

He was chairing a meeting of the State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee under SC/ ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 in Vidhana Soudha on Monday.

He directed the Principal Secretary Social Welfare to personally coordinate with Home and Law Departments to ensure there is no delay in Investigation, in filing charge sheet and during prosecution. He also directed the officials to take steps to increase the conviction rate.

16:38 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Automatic bus washing machine set up at KSRTC depot in Bengaluru

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has set up an automated sophisticated vehicle washing machine in collaboration with ATS ELGI on a pilot basis on Monday at Bangalore Central Division Depot-04. 

The machine was inaugurated by Shivayogi.C.Kalasad, Managing Director, KSRTC. 

The company's built-in machine will cost 17.00 lakhs and is freely installed on a trial basis in KSRTC, said in a release. 

The movement of the brushes can be controlled by means of a sensor and programmer to wash the buses automatically. The machine has the facility of washing the vehicle at the specified location by moving the brushes and keeping the vehicle stationary.

15:44 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Bengaluru Urban first district to achieve '100% coverage of first dose Covid vaccination' 

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar Monday announced that Bengaluru Urban district was the first in the state to complete 100 per cent coverage of administering the first dose of the Covid vaccine. 

"Bengaluru Urban (excluding BBMP) becomes the first district in Karnataka to achieve 100% 1st dose vaccination! Congrats to all those who made this possible!" he tweeted. 

However, several netizens have questioned the veracity of the claim made by the minister. "Doesn't BBMP come under Bengaluru urban? How can we exclude and tell when the whole district isn't being considered?," a tweet read.

14:59 (IST)30 Aug 2021
PHANA office bearers submit report outlining preparedness for third wave

The office bearers from Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (PHANA) have submitted experts committee report to Karnataka Health minister Dr K Sudhakar, outlining the preparedness for the Covid third wave.

14:53 (IST)30 Aug 2021
KCET 2021 answer key: When and where to check

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducted KCET 2021 exam on August 28 and 29, 2021. The Kannada language test will be over today, on August 30. After this, KEA will release the answer key and KCET 2021 result. According to the reports, higher education minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan has announced that the KCET result will be published by September 20, and the counselling shall commence by the first week of October 2021.

Officially, KEA has not declared any particular date for the release of the KCET 2021 official answer key. However, going by the past schedule, the key is released 2-3 days after the exam. Even last year, the exam was held on July 30-31 and the answer key was released on August 4, i.e. three days after the exam. Hence, it is expected that the answer key for KCET 2021 will be released in the first week of September 2021, most probably by September 4, 2021.

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14:38 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Fuel prices in Bengaluru today

Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged across the country for the sixth consecutive day on Monday, August 30, 2021. The prices of the key auto fuels were last revised on August 24 when petrol and diesel prices were cut by 15 paise per litre each in the national capital.

In Bengaluru, petrol is priced at Rs. 104.98 per litre while diesel costs Rs. 94.34 per litre.

14:02 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Explained: What is the ‘school bubble’ proposed for Karnataka’s educational institutions amid Covid-19?

The Covid-19 technical advisory committee (TAC) constituted by the Karnataka government has proposed the ‘school bubble’ concept to mitigate the spread of the disease among children (aged below 18) attending offline classes at schools and pre-university colleges across the state.

School bubbles are physical classifications made between groups comprising a small number of students. As per the concept, each such bubble will include students who tend to remain as a group during school hours throughout the term or an academic year.

A TAC member told The Indian Express that the concept would help managements easily isolate a fewer number of students in case anyone gets infected. “For instance, a school bubble can include 30 students. If one among them gets infected, the others can self-isolate but the school need not be closed completely. This would allow uninterrupted learning to others as well,” the expert explained.

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13:23 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Woman hacked to death by friend

A 23-year-old woman was hacked to death by her male friend for allegedly declining to continue their relationship in Bengaluru on Monday. 

The deceased has been identified as Anitha and the accused is Venkatesh, 27. Both of them were residents of Kengeri. 

More details are awaited.

13:21 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Bengaluru: Feeder buses to connect newly opened Purple Line metro stations

After the extension of the metro line between Mysore Road and Kengeri, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has announced a feeder bus service to some of the new metro stations inaugurated on Sunday.

Starting Monday, BMTC will operate 35 new buses on nine routes. Around 499 trips will be done by the buses.

“For the convenience of Metro Rail Passengers of Mysore road, BMTC is introducing Metro Feeder buses from 7 am to 90 pm. These services will be further rationalized based on passenger traffic and demand,” BMTC said in a release.

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12:52 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Unreserved Express Special trains between Yesvantpur and Salem from today

South Western Railway has announced unreserved Express Daily Special trains (Train No. 07315 / 07316 Yesvantpur – Salem – Yesvantpur Unreserved Express Specials) between Yesvantpur and Salem from today.

With the composition of 10 General Second Class Coaches, two Luggage cum Brake Vans and General second class for persons with disabilities, Train No. 07315 Yesvantpur - Salem Unreserved Express Special will leave Yesvantpur at 15.55 hours on and from August 30 and reach Salem at 21.45 hours, the same day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07316 Salem – Yesvantpur Unreserved Express Special will leave Salem at 05.20 hours on and from August 31 and will reach Yesvantpur at 11.15 hours, the same day.

The trains will have stoppages at Lottegollahalli, Hebbal, Banaswadi, Belandur Road, Carmelaram, Heelalige, Anekal Road, Hosur, Kelamangalam, Periyanagathunai, Rayakottai, Marandahalli, Palakkodu, Dharmapuri, Sivadi, Muttampatti, Tpoppur, Karuvalli, Semmandapatti and Omalur.

12:31 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Bengaluru: After eight months with foster parents, kidnapped three-year-old reunited with parents

A three-year-old child who went missing nearly a year ago after being abducted has been reunited with his parents by the Bengaluru police after investigations found he had been sold to a childless couple in Hosur in Tamil Nadu.

The police have also arrested a 22-year-old habitual offender, Karthik Kumar, who had allegedly kidnapped the child to sell him to the childless couple for Rs 60,000.

The accused, who was in jail for a bike theft case, and was later released on bail, was selling vegetables in Hosur where he reportedly met a person who told him about a childless couple seeking a child for adoption. Kumar then thought of making easy money by kidnapping a child and giving it to the childless parents, police said.

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11:52 (IST)30 Aug 2021
1,262 COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths in Karnataka

Karnataka reported 1,262 fresh COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to 29,47,255 and the toll to 37,278. The day also saw 1,384 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,91,193.

Out of 1,262 new cases reported on Sunday, 361 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 334 discharges. The total number of active cases stood at 18,758. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 0.70 per cent, the CaseFatality Rate (CFR) was 1.34 per cent.

Bengaluru Urban topped in the number of deaths (6), Dakshina Kannada reported three and Hassan two, followed by others. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 361, Dakshina Kannada 202, Udupi 96, Mysuru and Kodagu 86, while the rest were scattered in other areas.

Bengaluru Urban district topped the list of positive cases, with a total of 12,37,286, followed by Mysuru 1,75,879 and Tumakuru 1,19,199. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban was on top with 12,13,959, followed by Mysuru 1,72,542 and Tumakuru 1,17,423.

Cumulatively a total of 4,31,94,662 samples have been tested in the state so far, out of which 1,78,664 were on Sunday alone. (PTI)

11:14 (IST)30 Aug 2021
5 held for Mysuru gangrape; clues included use of Tamil, bus tickets

The Karnataka Police arrested five residents of Tamil Nadu, including a juvenile, Friday night for the gangrape of a 23-year-MBA student in Mysuru on August 24. One person allegedly involved in the case is absconding, police said. The accused have been remanded in police custody for 10 days.

The fact that the attackers spoke Tamil, technical analysis of telephone numbers active in the location at the time of the crime, and bus tickets recovered from the spot were among the clues that helped police track the accused, sources said.

DGP Praveen Sood said all the five are labourers from Tiruppur who frequently visited Mysuru for work, including a driver, carpenter, painter and others doing odd jobs. He said they had first tried to extort money from the woman and her friend, making a call from the latter’s phone to his father seeking Rs 3 lakh. “It was first an incident of attempted robbery,” Sood said.

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10:58 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Karnataka High Court intervention unearths Bengaluru land grab racket using fake suits

The intervention of the Karnataka High Court and an investigation by the criminal investigation department (CID) of the Karnataka police have resulted in the unearthing of a major racket where ‘fake decrees’ were obtained from courts for small causes in Bengaluru to forcibly evict persons holding legal possession of prime properties in the city.

As many as 118 cases where fake decrees were obtained by a group of operatives – including a former public prosecutor and at least six lawyers – by putting up persons completely unconnected to properties as litigants, have been brought to light in the course of an investigation conducted by the CID after the use of fake suits and decrees for evictions came to the notice of the high court last year.

There have been nearly 12 arrests in the case so far and the CID is likely to file dozens of cases concerning the forgery, impersonation, hoodwinking of the courts over the coming days – in each of the fake decree matters unearthed from the records held by the registrar of the small causes courts.

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10:18 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Karnataka CM to personally supervise Bengaluru’s mega projects

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said he will personally monitor the progress of mega projects in Bengaluru, and will be dedicating the first working hour of his day to supervise them.

“We have got a very big vision for Bengaluru, the greatest challenge is whether we will be capable of keeping up the timeline in implementing the projects. Therefore early planning, perfect planning, as well as perfect implementation of the plan is very important,” Bommai said.

“The first decision that I have taken, as far as Bengaluru is concerned is that I will personally supervise the progress of all mega projects in Bengaluru, from CMO (Chief Minister’s office). Within next 20 days my dashboard will be ready, day-to-day updates will be there and I will dedicate my first working hour of the day for supervising the progress of mega projects in Bengaluru,” he said.

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10:04 (IST)30 Aug 2021
International cricketer Stuart Binny announces retirement

India all-rounder Stuart Binny, who owns the record of the best bowling figures in ODI format, on Monday announced his retirement from first class and international cricket.

The 37-year-old Binny began his career with his state Karnataka and represented India in six Tests, 14 ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals.

"I would like to inform you that I have decided to retire from first class and international cricket," Binny, whose father Roger also represented India, said in a statement. (PTI)

09:39 (IST)30 Aug 2021
ISKCON Bengaluru temple to remain closed on Krishna Janmashtami due to Covid

ISKCON temple in Bengaluru said that it will remain closed for two days on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Karnataka. 

The temple premises will be closed for the public on August 29 and August 30. "This year, ISKCON Bangalore will be celebrating Sri Krishna Janmashtami on Aug 29th and 30th, 2021. In the interest of public safety and prevailing government regulations, and as a responsible organisation, the ISKCON temple management has decided to keep the temple closed for public on both the days, " temple authorities said in a release. 

ISKCON said that all services will be offered to Lord Krishna as per the festival schedule. “Devotees can participate in the festivities online by visiting our YouTube channel, website, and other official social media accounts,” added the release.

09:26 (IST)30 Aug 2021
Karnataka: Dakshina Kannada district admin issues notice to 3 colleges mandating 'strict quarantine' of out-of-state students

The Dakshina Kannada district administration has issued notices to three institutions directing them to strictly comply with the standard operating procedures recommended to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, including the adherence with quarantine guidelines. 

The notices were issued to Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences and M V Shetty Group of Colleges in Mangaluru taluk and KVG Group of Institutions in Sullia taluk. The action, according to officials, was taken after health officials when students, who were in quarantine after their return from Kerala and Maharashtra, tested positive. While 620 students have tested positive in the last 30 days, we have noted that a majority of them were from these three institutions. We have asked the authorities of these colleges to follow strict quarantine of such students," the official added.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri in Bengaluru on Sunday inaugurated the extended Bengaluru Metro line between Mysore Road and Kengeri. The 7.5 km long Western Extension Line under Phase-2 of Namma Metro from Mysore Road Metro Station to Kengeri Metro Stations will be open for the public starting from Monday, according to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials.

READ | Bengaluru Metro: CM Bommai, Hardeep Puri inaugurate extended stretch on Purple Line

Following special standard operating procedures (SOPs) recommended by the Health Department, over 95 per cent of the candidates who had registered for the Common Entrance Test (CET) appeared for the physics and chemistry examinations Sunday. While 1,93,588 (95.91%) candidates appeared for the physics examination, as many as 1,93,522 (95.88%) candidates turned out for the chemistry test.

READ | Karnataka: Over 95% of candidates appear for CET physics, chemistry examinations on Sunday

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