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The circular was issued by the Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowment department as per the direction of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Minister for Muzrai, Religious Endowment Kota Srinivas Poojary.
Yediyurappa was in quarantine a couple of weeks ago after some staff at his home office ‘Krishna’ tested positive. The infection, sources in the Chief Minister's Office said, was detected during a routine weekly test by the health department.
Speaking to indianexpress.com, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, “The UN report on ISIS terrorist activities in Karnataka is based on the arrests made by the state police and National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the past year.”
“I would like to thank BJP and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa for nominating me to the MLC post which is the best platform to highlight the grievances of the community and improve the condition and to create sustainable livelihoods for the Siddi people in the state,” Shantaram said.
According to the forest department officials, the cow was grazing on the fields when it consumed the explosive-filled food kept by the villagers to kill wild boars to prevent them from destroying their crops.
The CCB police have registered a case and handed it over to the Bengaluru Traffic police for further investigation. The city has been under a strict lockdown since July 15 in light of the rise in Covid cases.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner B H Anil Kumar was transferred and replaced by N Manjunath Prasad, who was the Principal Secretary of Revenue Department. Prasad has also served as BBMP commissioner earlier.
Karnataka has been reporting a high number of deaths in the last three days. As many as 198 of Karnataka’s total 684 deaths, or about 30 per cent, have been reported since Friday (July 10). On Sunday, the state reported 71 deaths.