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Karnataka sees sharp rise in COVID-19 suspects, no parallel rise in positive cases
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

A change in protocol for testing and quarantining suspected Covid-19 cases and tracing of attendees of a religious congregation at the Nizamudin Tablighi Markaz in Delhi has resulted in a sharp increase in the number of suspected Covid-19 cases in hospitals.

How Karnataka govt uses technology, data and survelliance to contain Covid-19
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

A task force of 10 IAS officers with expertise in technology, medicine and healthcare is leading the charge

In midst of corona war, in Karnataka, a battle on the sidelines for one-upmanship
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Amid the battle to contain the spread of coronavirus, in Karnataka, a battle of one-upmanship for media presence and control of resources has emerged between two ministers in the health ministry, forcing Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to intervene.

Jobless and forced to return home, unorganised workers ask: Who will compensate for loss of income?
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

India’s unorganised workers make up 82.7 per cent or 39.14 crores of the total 47.41 crore estimated employed persons, according to last NSSO Employment and Unemployment Survey, 2011-12.

Karnataka: Officials say five patients who contracted COVID-19 to be discharged soon
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

“P1 to P5 — the first five Covid 19 patients in Karnataka — are ready to be discharged soon,” a health official said.

In Karnataka, family doctor of Covid victim now a suspect
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Besides the 63-year-old doctor from Kalaburgi district, two women - both returned recently from abroad — are also suspected to have been affected.

Coronavirus outbreak: Karnataka curbed public gatherings after experts cited Italy, Wuhan data
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

A total of six positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Karnataka — all had recently returned from abroad, including a 76-year-old man who died on March 10.

76-yr-old Karnataka man is India’s first corona death, his contacts quarantined
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Returned from Saudi Arabia on February 29, Govt says attendants didn’t follow advice.

Gauri Lankesh, M M Kalburgi murders: Police await forensic report of gun recovered from Arabian Sea creek
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

The gun was recovered in a search operation coordinated by the CBI as part of the probe into the 2013 murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Maharashtra.

Fighting the virus: Many hands behind India’s battle against coronavirus
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

A surveillance programme set in place in 2004, tested through outbreaks like Nipah, and involving a network spread down to villages, is now at the vanguard against fast-spreading COVID-19.

Bidar court says no sedition in school play, grants bail to all
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

In the anticipatory bail orders passed on March 3, the court held that “ingredients of Section 124A of IPC (sedition) are not prima facie made out’’.

State Budget 2020-21: Amid ‘economic difficulties’, no new schemes from Karnataka CM Yediyurappa
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

The industries and services sectors, which reported a growth rate of 5.6 per cent and 9.8 per cent, respectively, in 2018-19 reported a fall in FY20 at 4.8 per cent and 7.9 per cent, respectively.

Novel coronavirus outbreak: States raise alert, say no need to panic
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

Co-workers, apartment residents put on alert after Telangana techie working in Bengaluru tests positive.

Here’s who is behind the changing character of @BJP4Karnataka
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

One reason for the change is believed to be the new man at its helm, Vinod Krishnamurthy, a software engineer with an MBA from the UK with close links to BJP national organising secretary B L Santhosh.

Gangster Pujari’s threat calls to 10 Congress, JD(S) leaders led to arrest
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

As a fugitive in Senegal and Burkina Faso, the gangster “continued his extortion and threat business, targeting people from the film industry, businessmen, builders and developers, doctors and other professionals as well as meddling in political activities.

Sedition case against Kashmiri students: Preventing lawyers from representing accused to be seen as contempt, says Karnataka HC
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

The court observed that if the situation persisted, police would have to provide a report of lawyers who prevent defence lawyers from appearing in court.

Four students booked in sedition cases struggle to get lawyers
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Amulya Leona Noronha, a college student, was booked for sedition after she started a speech with “Pakistan Zindabad” at an anti-CAA protest in Bengaluru.

Gangster Ravi Pujari extradited from Senegal
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

An Air France flight from Paris is scheduled to arrive in Bengaluru a little after midnight and Pujari has been put on the flight after he was brought to Paris from Senegal, the police sources said.

Behind Govt’s claim of Naxal link: Amulya’s father stood surety for 2 who joined mainstream in 2014
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

According to sources, about 15 years ago, Amulya's father Osvald Noronha was part of a group of mainstream activists in Malnad region of Karnataka involved with the welfare of local communities.

19-year-old, who raised slogans at rally, charged with sedition, sent to jail
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

The 19-year-old student of English from the NMKRV College in Bengaluru was forced down the stage at Freedom Park Thursday evening — which also featured AIMIM President Asauddin Owaisi — soon after she said “Pakistan Zindabad” in the beginning of her speech.