Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa is reported to have made the statement in order to avoid any political repercussions that may follow the announcement of a new CM — especially in the event of a non-Lingayat candidate being picked to replace the Lingayat CM.
Interestingly, Yediyurappa did not get an appointment with Home Minister Amit Shah and was called back to meet the Home Minister after he had reached the airport to board his private flight to Bengaluru with his younger son B Y Vijayendra and his associates.
The case, filed under the stringent Karnataka Control of Organized Control Act (KCOCA), was quashed on April 22 with the High Court saying that the accused was not involved in “continuing unlawful activities” as defined under the Act.
Over the last fortnight, Bengaluru police have started leaving out names and blurring photographs of arrested persons from press releases on account of a June 15 order of the Karnataka High Court, directing police to stop identification of suspects in announcements to the media.
Habeeb Miya, who was arrested in March 2017, was alleged to have helped a key accused, Sabauddin Ahmed, cross over to Bangladesh, both before and after the attack. Ahmed was picked up from Nepal in early 2008.
The move to study genome sequences of the virus that infected children in the second wave is part of efforts to prepare for the next wave of infections by understanding if any new variants of the virus are affecting children.
Cloudphysician, the start-up firm founded by the two doctors in 2017, uses IT to relay visuals and data from the ICU to a manned command centre, where intensivists and other specialists make swift decisions on treatment protocol.
On Monday, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa re-inaugurated the 150-year-old Epidemic Diseases Hospital — a quarantine centre earlier — as a 24-bed ICU facility equipped with ventilators and an oxygen storage tank.
Out of the 1,855 Covid-related deaths reports in the city in the week between May 28 and June 3, as many as 734 (nearly 40 per cent) patients died 10 or more days after hospitalisation or at home, shows official data from the state health department.
It was like being in the kitchen at a wedding where 200 people have to be fed when there is food only for 100 guests, said Somanna, the technician, about the oxygen deficiency incident that occurred at the SNR District Hospital in Kolar where four died on July 26
Auto Raja, or Thomas Raja, began rescuing destitute and abandoned people from the streets of Bengaluru around 24 years ago and now has nearly 700 residents spread across three separate campuses for women, children and men.
Deutsche Telekom had picked up a 19.62 per cent stake in Devas Multimedia after the firm was awarded two satellites for utilisation of the S-band spectrum to provide broadband wireless and multimedia service in India under a deal signed in 2005.