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Karnataka advises hospitals: Use NIVs to cut back on oxygen demand
Tue, May 18, 2021

One of the major suggestions is to use ventilators to provide oxygen to ICU patients in a more efficient manner, instead of high flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) systems which were the norm in the first wave of the pandemic last year.

To breathe easy, use NIV instead of HFNO to conserve Oxygen stock, Karnataka Govt urges hospitals
Mon, May 17, 2021

The move to reduce usage of high flow oxygen machines to support the breathing of patients is a shift from a policy that was followed in the first wave of the Covid 19 crisis in the country where ventilator usage was advised only as an ultimate resort on account of poor outcomes.

Bengaluru to use lockdown to get its house in order
Wed, May 12, 2021

Since the beginning of this month, Bengaluru has seen 2,153 deaths, compared to 1,907 in April. In the first wave, it had seen 971 deaths in the worst month of September 2020. The city has been reporting 20,000-plus cases daily.

Bengaluru bed scam: Man linked to PA of BJP MLA is under scanner
Sun, May 09, 2021

Police are also looking at the role of a middleman with close links to the personal assistant of a BJP MLA who, incidentally, accompanied Surya during a raid on the BBMP South Zone war room.

UK, double mutant variants now major strains in Karnataka
Fri, May 07, 2021

This has been revealed in a study by the Department of Virology at Nimhans -- one of the 10 labs in the country carrying out genome sequencing of coronavirus strains.

Bengaluru staring at new variant of Covid-19, fear medics; scientists say no evidence
Thu, May 06, 2021

Phenomena of deaths occurring among a sizable number of persons due to lung failure, despite negative reports, has raised the concerns of a section of doctors.

1,400 deaths in 2 weeks, bodies pile up at Bengaluru mortuaries
Sun, May 02, 2021

The city recorded 1,812 Covid-19 deaths in the month of April — the previous high was 971 deaths recorded in September 2020. As many as 1,479 of these deaths in April occurred in the last fortnight.

In Bengaluru Covid ICU, families and patients can see each other everyday on CCTV: ‘This is a relief’
Sat, May 01, 2021

With nearly 20,000 cases being recorded over the last three days in Bengaluru, Karnataka is now reviving efforts to create more modular ICU facilities across the city to ramp up the number of ICU ventilator beds in public sector hospitals from 117 to over 250.

Ex-judge’s bribe for Governor post unfortunate, says Karnataka High Court
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Swami, arrested in December last year, allegedly cheated these persons of crores of rupees by promising them high positions in government.

Bengaluru govt hospitals added just 18 ICU beds despite initial panic, govt says all ventilators deployed
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

At the Lady Curzon and Bowring Hospital, a government medical college hospital, the number of ICU ventilator beds for Covid-19 patients has remained stagnant at 10 despite the hospital receiving nearly 45 new ventilators under the central scheme last year to increase capacity.

Covid-19: Bengaluru toll crosses record mark with 149 deaths on Saturday
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

The 149 deaths in Bengaluru reported on Saturday is among 201 deaths reported for the state of Karnataka for the day.

Bengaluru records highest toll in a day, BS Yediyurappa says situation out of control
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

After about 30 minutes of waiting, the family of the patient was told there were no beds available and were asked to try another government hospital, located around 25 km away in Yelahanka.

Pyres till 2 am at Bengaluru crematoriums, token for queues
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

The crematorium had already carried out 14 cremations by its scheduled closing time of 5.30 pm on Monday and there were still six bodies waiting in ambulances lined up at the entrance of the crematorium.

Karnataka: In BJP den, shadow of CD episode in Belagavi bypoll
Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Yediyurappa, who campaigned in Belagavi for two days in the final lap, said Balachandra Jarkiholi's presence in the campaign was a ``big boost'', and with his support the BJP can “effectively win the bypoll”.

26-year-old’s suicide in Bengaluru points to online ‘sextortion’ racket
Sat, Apr 10, 2021

Several days after Avinash BS hanged himself at his home on March 23, an online gang contacted his elder sister on Facebook — without realising that their victim was dead — and demanded more money to ensure that a video is not posted online or shared with friends and family.

Covid cases rising, Karnataka seeks 50% beds in private hospitals
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

This comes amid growing concerns over shortage of government beds for Covid care that have arisen in the past month on account of a severe spike in cases in Bengaluru and the rest of Karnataka.

Karnataka CD case: Jarkiholi faces arrest after woman records statement in court
Thu, Apr 01, 2021

The woman, untraceable since March 2, the day the video CD was played by TV channels, appeared before a magistrate Tuesday afternoon after being brought to the court by her lawyers.

Explained: What is the Karnataka sex-for-job scandal, and its expected political fallout
Sat, Apr 03, 2021

Ramesh Jarkiholi, an influential leader and self proclaimed "kingmaker" in the BJP, is embroiled in a 'sex for job' scandal, which is now starting to look more like the fallout of a personal rivalry between him and Congress' D K Shivakumar. A look at controversy, and its political fallout

Building temple will energise Bharat: RSS at annual meeting
Sun, Mar 21, 2021

The move to construct the temple which began on August 5, 2020 with a religious programme attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a “manifestation of the inner strength of Bharat,'' the resolution said.

Similar to Elon Musk’s Starlink, founders of Devas plan to power 5G using satellite tech
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

Omnispace plans to put in place a smaller constellation of around 200 satellites — 15 in middle earth orbit and others in low earth orbit — to provide 5G services.

Explosion of quota demands: Who wants what, why in Karnataka
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

The current demand for inclusion of all Veerashaiva Lingayats in the state OBC quota has arisen in the wake of the agitation of the Panchamasali Lingayats.

A Lingayat sub-sect’s quota demand: context, implications
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

The Lingayats are a dominant community who make up nearly 17% of Karnataka’s six crore population . The community can determine the outcome of polls in as many as 90-100 of the state’s 224 Assembly constituencies.

The Budget Connection: ‘Only hope from Budget, more infra projects that will provide us employment’
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

It has been a tough year for the 30-year-old small labour contractor engaged in infrastructure projects in Bengaluru, who saw many of his daily-wage workers return home during the lockdown.

21 communal violence cases withdrawn after Karnataka govt order
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

The beneficiaries were the BJP MP from Mysuru Prathap Simha, 206 members of Hindu groups, and 106 Muslims.

Daughters killed, accused parents, all held extreme religious beliefs: Andhra Police
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

“It seems like the whole family was involved in some extreme religious belief. The deaths are a result of this,” said DSP of Madanapalli taluk, Ravi Manohar Achari.