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Karnataka Bengaluru August 6 Highlights: Weekend curfew in districts bordering Kerala, Maharashtra; night curfew from 9 pm

Karnataka Bangalore Latest News August 6 Highlights: Night curfew advanced to begin from 9 pm to 5 am daily; districts bordering Kerala, Maharashtra to be under weekend curfew to mitigate further rise in Covid-19 cases

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: August 9, 2021 8:14:17 am
Karnataka Covid-19 wrap: State reports biggest single day spike of 14,859 casesNight curfew timings have been advanced to begin at 9 pm daily. (FIle Photo)

Karnataka Bangalore News August 6 Highlights: Taking into account the possibility of the virus spreading into the state from neighbouring Kerala and Maharashtra, all Karnataka districts bordering these states will have a weekend curfew, CM Basavaraj Bommai announced on Friday. He added that a detailed order mentioning the guidelines will be issued soon.

At the same time, the state government has also decided to extend the night curfew, observed daily across all 30 districts, by an hour. “Night curfew will now be imposed from 9 pm till 5 am daily. At present, the same used to be in place only from 10 pm,” Bommai said.

Meanwhile, the allocation of portfolios to the 29 ministers inducted into the newly formed cabinet in Karnataka is also expected to be announced later on Friday. While some ministers, of the 23 who were retained from the previous Yediyurappa-led cabinet hope to retain the portfolio they held formerly, others are hoping to get bigger portfolios.

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17:11 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Covid-19: Weekend curfew in districts bordering Kerala, Maharashtra; night curfew from 9 pm 

Taking into account the possibility of the virus spreading into the state from neighbouring Kerala and Maharashtra, all Karnataka districts bordering these states will have a weekend curfew, CM Basavaraj Bommai announced on Friday. He added that a detailed order mentioning the guidelines will be issued soon.

At the same time, the state government has also decided to extend the night curfew, observed daily across all 30 districts, by an hour. “Night curfew will now be imposed from 9 pm till 5 am daily. At present, the same used to be in place only from 10 pm,” Bommai said.

The meeting convened in the Karnataka capital was attended by the third wave expert committee — led by cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty — constituted by B S Yediyurappa, the previous CM. Top members from the state’s Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) including Dr C N Manjunath and Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar were also present at the meeting among other officials and ministers.

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15:11 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Karnataka: Offline classes for students from grades 9 and above to begin from Aug 23

The Karnataka government has decided to resume offline classes for students studying in grades 9 and 10, and for pre-university college students (equivalent to Classes 11 and 12) from August 23. 

The decision was taken in a high-level committee meeting held on Friday by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

15:01 (IST)06 Aug 2021
21 nursing students from Kerala test positive for Covid in Hassan

Twenty-one students of a nursing college, all from the neighbouring state of Kerala, have tested positive for Covid in Hassan district.

According to district administration, all students had come to Nisarga Nursing College, in Hassan, to appear for the exam. When they were tested for Covid as per the protocol, they were positive. The students are staying as paying guests.

Around 27 students, who had come in contact with them, have been placed under quarantine at Sri Ranga guest house in the district and it has been sealed down. They have been subject to Covid tests and the results are awaited on Friday, health officials said.

14:55 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Bring humanitarian values within frame of law: CM Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Friday opined that bringing humanitarian values within the frame of law will not only resolve several problems but also will make the judiciary more humane and people-friendly. 

"Legal aspects have transformed along with the changes in the society.  There is a sea change in the social situation, individual relations and societies. Similarly, people’s thinking on law is also undergoing change," Bommai said. 

He was speaking after inaugurating a national webinar on socio-legal values in Mitakshara, Vachana, Dasa and Folk Literature in Karnataka organised by the Vijnaneshwara Adhyayana Peetha of the Karnataka State Law University. 
 
"The Vachana, Dasa, and Janapada literature of Karnataka has articulated equality, tolerance, gratitude, and forgiveness very effectively. Vijnaneshwara Adhyayana Peetha must work towards inculcating these values within the frame of law," the CM added.

14:48 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Dakshina Kannada: Dy Commissioner permits Mangalore University to complete exams from Aug 11

Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner K V Rajendra on Thursday has permitted Mangalore University to conduct exams, which were postponed earlier, from August 11. 

The district administration had asked the varsity on August 4 to postponed the examinations in the wake of Covid-19 cases rising in the district. "For those unable to attend the examinations this time, separate exams can be held later," Rajendra said during a meeting. 

However, the DC has insisted taht arrangements should be to students to enable submissions either online or by post to the respective colleges. "Exams should be conducted in separate rooms for Covid affected students," he added.

13:43 (IST)06 Aug 2021
IN PICS | NCP Chief Sharad Pawar calls on CM Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and NCP chief Sharad Pawar met today at the former's residence in Bengaluru.

13:30 (IST)06 Aug 2021
British High Commissioner Alex Ellis eats dosa with hands as suggested by Tweeple, win hearts

There’s something special about eating Indian food with hands, right? And this is exactly what British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, found out when he tried to relish a dosa during his stay in Karnataka. Now, a small video posted by the diplomat has delighted desi people.

Ellis, who was in Bengaluru recently, shared a video of him eating dosa for breakfast. While the clip starts with him holding the cutlery to being eating, he quickly ditches it and opts to enjoy his meal using his hands, after glancing at his mobile phone.

“92% of Twitter is correct! It tastes better with the hand,” Ellis wrote meaning the result of a poll he had put out a day earlier. Asking people to vote how should he enjoy his morning breakfast with hands or knife-fork, majority voted for the prior.

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13:29 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Karnataka: Private schools may soon award grace marks to students whose parents are vaccinated

In a novel initiative to encourage Covid-19 vaccination, private schools in Karnataka are set to award grace marks to students whose parents are inoculated.

D Shashikumar, general secretary of the Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka (KAMS), said the marks would be assigned to student as part of their extracurricular assignments for the academic year 2021-22.

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12:26 (IST)06 Aug 2021
State reports 1785 fresh cases, 25 deaths

Karnataka Thursday reported 1,785 new cases of Covid-19 and 25 related deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29.13 lakh and the toll to 36,705, the health department said in a bulletin.

The day also saw 1,651 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,52,368.

Out of the total cases reported today, 414 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city also saw 554 discharges and five deaths.

The total number of active cases in the state stands at 24,414. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 1.10 per cent, the case fatality rate (CFR) was at 1.40 per cent.

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12:15 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Bengaluru extends night curfew till Aug 16

The Bengaluru Police has extended the night curfew and invoked section 144(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in the city till August 16 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the city.

The order stated that night curfew has been extended from 10 pm to 6 am until August 16.

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11:22 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Again, no representation for old Mysuru region in new Karnataka cabinet

The Vokkaliga-dominated districts in Karnataka’s Old Mysuru region have — yet again — found no representation in Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s ministry that was formed on Wednesday.

The old Mysuru region in South Karnataka consists of areas that were part of the erstwhile Kingdom of Mysore — Mysuru, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Tumkur, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Kolar, Bengaluru and excludes coastal areas and Kodagu.

The BJP has been trying to expand its footprint in the Vokkaliga bastions for many years now, but the cabinet has no representative from the region except for Mandya.''

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10:56 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Tulu workshop for police personnel begins at Mangaluru

In a bid to cater better to the needs of the Tulu-speaking population in the state, a month-long Tulu language learning workshop for police personnel  is underway at Mangaluru.

According to Mangaluru City Police Commissioner N Shashikumar, as many as 50 police personnel hailing from 16 districts of the state will be trained till September 4.

09:30 (IST)06 Aug 2021
CID records statements of policemen on custodial death of Congolese national in Bengaluru

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has recorded statements of the policemen who detained Congolese national Joel Shindani Malu who allegedly suffered a cardiac arrest in police custody and died on Monday morning. 

Protests broke out on Monday after Joel Shindani Malu, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, died after he was detained early morning for allegedly possessing narcotic substances. In custody, a couple of hours later, he complained of chest pain and was rushed to a private hospital where he died allegedly of cardiac arrest.

According to police, Joel's body was handed over to the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Wednesday after the postmortem and further formalities will be handled by the mission to ensure the mortal remains reach his family in Congo.

09:29 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Weather Update: Rains predicted in Bengaluru and parts of Karnataka

The south west monsoon has become active in Karnataka, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting widespread rainfall over most parts of the state, including Bengaluru. 

IMD (Bengaluru) director-in-charge C S Patil said the rain in the state and city is due to strong westerly winds as well as local heating and rise in humidity levels.

According to IMD, a forecast of widespread rainfall over most parts of coastal and south-interior Karnataka has been issued for the next five days. North-interior Karnataka will experience moderate rainfall on these days.

The IMD has also issued an yellow alert for parts of coastal Karnataka for Friday.

09:29 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Covid-19 third wave preparation: Expert committee suggests linking PHANA's bed search portal to BBMP bed portal

An expert committee report developed by the Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (PHANHA) in Karnataka has recommended linking the ‘Search My Bed’ portal run by them to the bed portal operated by Bengaluru's local civic body BBMP. 

"This would streamline coordination, generation of test and death reports, uploading status of normal, ICU and pediatric beds, and several factors,"  the committee chaired by Dr Hema Divakar, consultant ObGyn and Medical Director Divakar’s Speciality Hospital noted.

09:19 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Ranga Shankara will restart staging plays from August 15

Ranga Shankara will restart staging plays from August 15 with COVID-19 restrictions. 

Only 50% of the seats will be sold. All shows will begin at 6.30 p.m. and end by 9 p.m., till the night curfew lifts in the city, according to Ranga Shankara. 

The second season of Ranga Shankara’s weekend programme ‘RS Connect’ will start on August 6. It will begin with a storytelling session, from 5.15 p.m. to 6.15 p.m., by the Galate Gandharvaru Collective.

09:06 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Karnataka: Pvt schools to incentivise children to get parents vaccinated

In a novel initiative, private schools in Karnataka are all set to encourage vaccination among parents of their students by providing grace marks. 

According to D Shashikumar, general secretary of Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka (KAMS), the marks will be assigned to each student as part of extracurricular activities they need to do for various social projects, according to the curriculum. 

"On submission of the vaccine certificate of each parent, the students will be given two marks each, which can be totalled up to four. An advisory asking all 4,000 member schools in the state to undertake this initiative will be issued soon," Shashikumar said.

09:03 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Parts of Bengaluru to face power outage from today

There will be disruption in power supply in some parts of Bengaluru between 10am and 5pm on August 6 due to scheduled maintenance work at Bannerghatta Road, according to Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM). 

According to BESCOM officials, the areas which will be affected are Gollahalli, Jalli Machine, Kalkere, Laxmipura, Sakalavara, Hullahalli, Chinnappana Palya, CK Palya, PSPB School, Tulip Gate and Hullukasavanahalli village.

Power supply will also be affected between 9am and 5pm on August 7 and 8 due to work in Dommasandra. Areas that will be experience disruption are Dommasandra, Katriguppe, TC Halli, Neriga, Janthagondanahalli, Nekkundi, Halasahalli, Ramanayakanahalli, Kommasandra, Thippasandra, Gonigattapura, Chikkanahalli, Dasarahalli, Kuguru, Madanahalli, Kammanahalli, Chambenahalli, Kallahalli, Ittanguru, Sompura, Chambenahalli Main Road to Sarjapur Main Road, Chowdadenahalli Circle to Sompura, Trinity, Kristal Confident, Kuthaganahalli, Doddathimmasandra, Kugur, Madappanahalli, Banahalli, Adithya Homes and surrounding places.

09:01 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Karnataka Congress leaders condemn raid on MLA Zameer’s residence

Karnataka Congress leaders lashed out BJP government over raids by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on the residence of Congress MLA B.Z. Zameer Ahmed Khan in Bengaluru. 

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president D.K. Shivakumar said the BJP-led Union government had been misusing ED and I-T agencies to harass and target leaders of the Opposition parties. 

Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah on Thursday tweeted that “ED raid on B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan is politically motivated and an attempted by @BJP4India to intimidate leaders from opposition parties. I strongly condemned this undemocratic act of BJP to use institutions like ED, IT etc”.

08:42 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Karnataka: N Manjunath Prasad is CM's new Principal Secretary

Former chief of Bengaluru's civic body BBMP N Manjunatha Prasad has been appointed Principal Secretary to new Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai. An official notification issued on Thursday mentioned that he would replace E V Ramana Reddy. 

Further, Prasad, an IAS officer of the 1994 Batch, will also be the Principal Secretary, Department of Information and Public Relations, Bengaluru. Prasad was Principal Secretary of the Revenue Department during Yediyurappa's tenure. He has also served as the Principal Secretary of the Social Welfare Department earlier.

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The Karnataka High Court has issued notices to former chief minister B S Yediyurappa and others including his son B Y Vijayendra, who is BJP state unit vice president, to appear before it on August 17 in a case alleging corruption in a housing project.

READ | Karnataka HC issues notice to ex-CM Yediyurappa, others in corruption case

The Bengaluru Police has extended the night curfew and invoked section 144(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in the city till August 16 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the city. The order stated that night curfew has been extended from 10 pm to 6 am until August 16.

READ | Bengaluru extends night curfew, invokes Sec 144

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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