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Karnataka Bengaluru July 30 Highlights: CM Basavaraj Bommai meets Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Karnataka Bangalore Latest News July 30 Highlights: On Thursday, Bommai had told reporters in Karnataka that he will discuss the issue of cabinet expansion in the state with the central leadership.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: August 2, 2021 8:12:35 am
Basavaraj Bommai, Amit ShahKarnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi.

Karnataka Bangalore News July 30 Highlights: New Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai met Union Home Minister Amit Shah Defence in New Delhi today. Earlier in the day, Bommai had met Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

Bommai reached New Delhi Friday morning and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the evening. This is his first visit to the national capital after taking over as chief minister of the state.

Amit Shah in a tweet said “My best wishes to him and his team in taking the state to newer heights.”

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14:58 (IST)30 Jul 2021
Karnataka to put in place compulsory testing to stop spread of Covid: CM Bommai

Amid rising Covid cases in Karnataka, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said there is a need to tighten the borders and take measures to put in place compulsory testing to stop the spread of the virus.

Bommai, who is on his first visit to Delhi as CM, also said the state government will further strengthen the state health infrastructure to combat the current wave.

On rising Covid cases in Karnataka, Bommai said he has spoken to district collectors of Dakshin Kannada, Chamarajanagar, Mysuru, and Kodagu in this regard.

"We have to tighten our borders. We have to make compulsory testing and vaccination," he said. After the Delhi visit, Bommai said will hold a video conference with district collectors and health officials of Dakshina Kannada, Chamarajanagar, Mysuru, and Kodagu as well as Chikkamangaluru and Udupi.

"We need to take measures to further strengthen our health infrastructure. The priority is to stop the spread of the disease," he added.

Karnataka reported 2,052 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths on Thursday, taking the total number of infections to 29,01,247 and the toll to 36,491.

14:34 (IST)30 Jul 2021
Yediyurappa meets kin of man who reportedly died by suicide over his resignation

Days after BS Yediyurapa’s supporter reportedly died by suicide upset over the resignation, the former Chief Minister visited the supporter’s house to offer his condolences to the deceased’s family.

A 35-year-old, identified as Ravi aka Rajappa, a BJP worker and a fan of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa died by suicide, at Bommalapura village in Gundlupet taluk, Chamarajanagar district, on Monday, upset over the announcement of Yediyurappa's resignation.

Ravi’s family members said he was upset since Yediyurappa announced his resignation on Monday morning. He died by suicide by hanging from the ceiling at his hotel on Monday night, they said.

14:26 (IST)30 Jul 2021
Basavaraj Bommai meets Home minister Amit Shah

Karnataka's new chief minister Basavaraj Bommai met Home minister Amit Shah on Friday.

Amit Shah in a tweet said “My best wishes to him and his team in taking the state to newer heights.”

This is his first visit to the national capital after taking over as chief minister of the state. He is also scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the evening.

14:12 (IST)30 Jul 2021
Attack on Army soldier case: Kodagu Ex-servicemen Protest

Ex-servicemen along with various Hindu organizations staged a protest in Madikeri, Kodagu district against an alleged attack on an Indian army personnel and his family recently by a group of people after a road accident. 

The protestors claim the accused easily got bail as charges filed against them by cops were weak.

14:04 (IST)30 Jul 2021
Madhu Bangarappa joins Congress

Madhu Bangarappa, son of Former CM S Bangarappa and JD(S) leader joined Congress in the presence of Karnataka in-charge Randepp Randeep Singh Surjewala, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President DK Shivakumar and CLP leader Siddaramaiah on Friday.

13:14 (IST)30 Jul 2021
IN PICS | Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai meets Union defence minister Rajnath Singh

10:49 (IST)30 Jul 2021
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai reaches Delhi; to meet PM, Union ministers

New Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai reached New Delhi and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This is his first visit to the national capital after taking over as chief minister of the state. Bommai is also planning to meet Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh as well as BJP national president J P Nadda.

Bommai, who was elected as the new leader of the BJP legislature party on Tuesday, following B S Yediyurappa's resignation, took oath as chief minister on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Bommai had told reporters in Karnataka that he will discuss the issue of cabinet expansion in the state with the central leadership. "When I go to Delhi to meet the party leadership, I will also try to meet our Members of Parliament and central Ministers from Karnataka on the pending projects and issues concerning the state," he had said.

10:47 (IST)30 Jul 2021
Daily flights from Hubballi to Bengaluru, Kannur, Goa, Mumbai, Chennai will start from August 1

Indigo Airlines will commence daily flights to Chennai, Bengaluru, Goa, Cochin, Mumbai and Kannur from Hubballi in North Karnataka starting from August 1.

Hubballi Airport authorities said  flight (6E 7986) will depart from Chennai at 6.05 am and reach Hubballi at 8:10 am. The same flight will take off for (6E 7964) Cochin at 08:35 am and reach Kerala city at 10:20 am. The return flight (6E 7965) will take off at Cochin at 10:50 am and reach Hubballi at 12:40 pm. 

The flight will further take off to Mumbai at 1:00 pm and reach its destination at 2:45 pm. Flight (6E 7292) from Mumbai will depart at 3:15 pm and reach Hubballi at 4:40 pm and the same flight (6E 7981) will start for Kannur at 5:20 pm and reach its destination at 6:40 pm. 

The return flight (6E 7979) will take off at Kannur at 7:00 pm and reach here by 8:20 pm. The same flight will take off to Bengaluru at 8:35 am and reach its destination at 9:55 pm.

The flight (6E 7233) will take off for Bengaluru at 11:40 am and reach the capital at 1:00 pm. Flight (6E 7162) from Bengaluru to Chennai via Hubballi will commence its journey from Bengaluru at 3:30 pm and reach here at 5:00 pm and the journey towards Chennai will start at 5:20 and reach its final destination at 7:10 pm.

Flight (6E 7227) will depart from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru at 7:15 am and reach here at 8:40 am. The same flight will then take off to Gao (6E 7995) at 9:00 am and reach Goa at 9:50 am. Flight (6E 7996) will start its return journey at 10:20 am and reach Hubballi at 11:10 am.

09:27 (IST)30 Jul 2021
Five toy guns imported for Kannada movie get police nod after 3 weeks

Five toy semi-automatic guns which were imported from Turkey for a big-budget Kannada movie were stuck in the cargo wing of Bengaluru International Airport for nearly three weeks after the Bangalore Customs seized the toy guns. 

The customs department is likely to release the consignment in a couple of days as police have given permission. 

Bangalore customs was awaiting a police report confirming they were indeed toys. 

Customs officials said the guns appeared capable of firing a real bullet but closer examination revealed they were toys.

08:56 (IST)30 Jul 2021
General secretary of Private Schools’ Association attacked in Bengaluru

In a horrific incident in Bengaluru, a gang of three masked men attacked the Karnataka general secretary of the Private Schools’ Association (KAMS) near his house at Mutyalanagar near Vidyaranyapura on Thursday. 

Kumar escaped with minor injuries and the incident was caught on CCTV. The CCTV clip shows Shashikumar getting down from his car on Thursday night around 9 pm, when suddenly a gang of three armed men rush towards him and begin to attack him with weapons. Shashikumar then quickly gets back into the car to save himself.

Kumar pulled out a licenced gun in self-defence, but by then, the attackers fled the scene. 

'We have taken up a case and are analyzing CCTV footage to identify the attackers,” said a police official.

08:49 (IST)30 Jul 2021
Where forest is God: Lessons in conservation from Western Ghats tribes

Goru goru ka gorukaana, kaadu kaapadi madgonaya, sings Dr C Madegowda as he tells the story of his people — the Solega community of the Biligiri Rangan Hills, Karnataka. “Goru Goru is the sound of the evergreen forest or the Kaana. The forest is our God and so is every tree, flower, fruit, and wildlife in it.” Dr Madegowda is a Senior Research Associate at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore.

The Solega are a small community of around 30,000 people, who traditionally practiced a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, along with small-scale agriculture, and now live in small hamlets all over the BR Hills, from the high-altitude evergreen forest to the lowland scrub forests.

Spending several years interviewing the elders of the tribe, a paper published last month details how they perceive wildlife interactions and the recent ecological changes in the region. The study aimed “to give a voice to Solega people, as indigenous voices and points of view are often absent from discourses surrounding endangered wildlife, invasive species, and general biodiversity conservation.”

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08:39 (IST)30 Jul 2021
Kodagu steps up Covid-19 vigil along Kerala border

Kodagu district administration has told the health authorities to tighten screening at the border checkposts, in view of the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in Kerala. 

Travellers from Kerala cannot enter Karnataka either through Kutta or Makutta border checkposts if they don’t have an RT-PCR negative test report. They are allowed to enter the State if they produce a vaccination certificate, said Deputy Commissioner Charulatha Somal. 

The district administration has deployed health teams for screening commuters as per the SOP at the checkposts.

08:28 (IST)30 Jul 2021
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai to meet PM Narendra Modi today

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai will meet PM Narendra Modi in Delhi today. He will also be meeting Union Ministers during his visit to the national capital. 

"I will visit Delhi on Friday to seek the blessings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, and party chief JP Nadda. Two-three days after that, I will meet them again in Delhi. Discussions about the Cabinet formation would be held then, and ministers would be selected,” Bommai had said on Thursday.

08:12 (IST)30 Jul 2021
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Fresh Covid-19 cases (2,052) continued to outnumber recoveries (1,332) in Karnataka as the trend reversed for the second consecutive day. The state had been reporting more recoveries than new cases on a daily basis since mid-May when the effect of the second wave waned.

READ | More fresh Covid cases than recoveries in Karnataka for second consecutive day

Over 1.59 lakh children from rural areas of Karnataka are not going to school, an ongoing survey conducted by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) revealed. This, according to the tentative statistics, includes 33,344 children from the age group 6 to 18 and another 1,26,245 aged between three and six.

READ | Over 1.59 lakh children in rural Karnataka do not go to schools: Survey

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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

Karnataka Bengaluru News July 29 Highlights

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