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Exit imminent, BS Yediyurappa says will follow party decision
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

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.

Oxygen crisis: Karnataka High Court had ordered Rs 5 lakh each for 13 such deaths
Thu, Jul 22, 2021

The fact-finding team appointed by the HC, headed by a retired Judge, had reported that 24 people had died at the Chamarajanagar district hospital on May 2-3 due to oxygen shortage.

‘Honest, pro-Hindu’ CM to replace BS Yediyurappa: BJP leader
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Yediyurappa, who returned from Delhi on Saturday, did not issue any statement on Monday to emphasise his continuance in office for the remaining two years of the BJP government's tenure.

Hemmed in, Yediyurappa faces exit, calls meeting of MLAs July 26
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

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.

KCOCA case against key accused in Lankesh murder dropped: Karnataka dallies as cops seek SC appeal against HC order quashing KCOCA
Sun, Jul 11, 2021

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.

Karnataka: For Covid compensation, kin need to submit positive report or hospital papers
Sat, Jul 10, 2021

According to the guidelines, the families where deaths occurred at homes without the patients getting a Covid-19 test done or being admitted in hospitals will not be eligible for compensation.

After Karnataka HC order, Bengaluru police blur photos, stop naming accused
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

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.

Two women at heart of new gang killing in Bengaluru
Mon, Jun 28, 2021

On June 24, Rekha Kadiresh, the former councillor for the Chalavadipalya ward who was widely tipped to win in the next city council polls this year, was hacked to death outside her BJP ward office.

4 years after arrest in IISc attack case, Tripura man freed; no proof he helped key accused, says court
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

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.

Karnataka unlock: 16 districts with Covid positivity below 5% to gradually reopen from June 21
Sat, Jun 19, 2021

The district of Mysuru, where the positivity rate is above 10 per cent, will remain under lockdown for a period of two more weeks, CM B S Yediyurappa said.

‘BSY will fight rivals demanding his removal but will listen to PM’
Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has indicated that he will step down if Prime Minister Narendra Modi asks him to do so, according to party sources close to him.

Scientists study gene variations in Covid-hit children in Karnataka
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

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.

Smart ICU: Karnataka start-up uses tech to fill in for shortage of trained specialists
Wed, Jun 16, 2021

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.

Out of danger zone, Bengaluru starts getting new Covid facilities now
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

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.

Post-Covid complications on the rise in second wave: Many deaths in Bengaluru 10 days after hospitalisation
Sun, Jun 06, 2021

This is in sharp contrast to the first wave of the pandemic, when a majority of deaths -- nearly 60 per cent -- were reported to have occurred within one to three days of hospitalisation.

Bengaluru: Late deaths after long period of hospitalisation more common during second wave of Covid crisis
Sat, Jun 05, 2021

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.

Positivity rate to fatality, most of Karnataka fails unlock norms
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

While daily new cases numbers in Karnataka have fallen from the peak of 50,000 in early May to around 15,000 now, 24 of 30 districts have a TPR above 10%, with 10 districts at more than 20% TPR.

Amid staff crunch, hospitals in Karnataka struggle to utilise PM Cares ventilators
Tue, Jun 01, 2021

The demand for ICU ventilator beds across the state has been relentless through the second wave of the pandemic.

Karnataka: Covid-19 crisis exposes healthcare woes in rural Kolar district next to Bengaluru
Mon, May 31, 2021

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

At auto driver’s home of hope for elderly in Bengaluru, vaccination is a stumbling block
Thu, May 27, 2021

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.

As pressure builds on Devas arbitration, court clears ED plea to advance hearing
Wed, May 26, 2021

On May 6, three Mauritius-based foreign investors in Devas had issued a notice to the Indian government, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking an amicable settlement of the dispute.

Two youths linked to Karnataka ex-BJP minister sex CD extortion case seek anticipatory bail
Wed, May 26, 2021

The two youths filed the anticipatory bail plea last week after Jarkiholi was subjected to a medical test ahead of what are seen as steps being taken by the SIT to file chargesheets.

Bengaluru bed system delaying admissions
Mon, May 24, 2021

The new system that requires a positive test report also keeps out suspected Covid cases, even if they have breathing problems.

German telecom major pursues $135 million damages in US court over failed Devas-Antrix deal
Mon, May 24, 2021

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.

Karnataka hospital staff sound alarm: Families at risk, vaccinate
Fri, May 21, 2021

The insurance of vaccination has resulted in the doing away of the mandatory quarantine for Covid workers in many places — especially in short-staffed government hospitals, say health workers.