Karnataka logs 1,837 new Covid infections, 4 deaths; active cases at 11,898

Karnataka on Sunday reported 1,837 fresh COVID-19 cases and four fatalities, taking the cumulative infections and deaths to 40,20,087 and 40,118 respectively, the health department said. The day also saw 1,290 people being discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 39,68,029, according to a health bulletin. Active cases stood at … Read more

Karnataka govt releases Rs 200 crore for rain relief, rehabilitation

As torrential rains continue to batter many parts of Karnataka on Saturday, the State government released Rs 200 crore to take up relief and rehabilitation operations, even as Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai instructed constitution of two more State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) contingents. The Chief Minister, who has tested COVID-19 positive, held … Read more

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai tests Covid-19 positive with mild symptoms

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and that his trip to New Delhi stands cancelled. He said he has isolated himself at home. “I have tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms and have isolated myself at home. Those who … Read more

Karnataka government clears 18 investment proposals worth Rs 34,432 crore

The state high-level clearance committee (SHLCC) chaired by chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday cleared 18 investment proposals worth Rs 34,432 crore with a potential to add 48,850 jobs. Of these eight are new projects while 10 are about additional investments. Some of the major proposals cleared are: Trualt Bioenergy’s ethanol plant of 2000 kilo-litres … Read more

Karnataka HC upholds ban on sale of firecrackers in Bengaluru city

The High Court of Karnataka has upheld the police department’s decision to withdraw the no-objection certificate issued for sale of firecrackers within Bengaluru city limits. Perhaps for the first time ever, photographs of people injured by firecrackers are used in the judgment papers. These show images of youngsters and children who lost … Read more

Sample of monkeypox suspect Tibetan boy sent for examination in Karnataka

Samples of a 9-year-old boy from Tibet, suspected of having monkeypox, have been sent to the Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) of Bengaluru Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) here for examination. According to sources, the kid arrived India with his parents and a Tibetan priest to New Delhi on July … Read more

Karnataka ups vigil along Kerala border over rising monkeypox cases

Even as it is increasing precautionary measures, the government of Karnataka has urged people not to be unduly worried about the monkey pox threat looming over the world. “There is no need to panic about Monkeypox. The government is taking all precautionary measures including thermal screening at airports and strict surveillance in … Read more

Karnataka CM to review monkeypox situation following Kerala man’s death

Following the death of a man due to monkeypox in neighbouring Kerala, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has called an “important meeting” of the Health Minister and department officials on Tuesday regarding control measures and treatment facility to be put in place. Samples of a 22-year old man who, who died in … Read more

Karnataka logs 2,130 new Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths; active tally at 9,135

Karnataka on Friday clocked 2,130 fresh COVID-19 cases and four fatalities, taking the cumulative number of infections and deaths to 40,03,785 and 40,101 respectively, the Health Department said. Also, the day saw 1,395 people being discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 39,53,776, according to a bulletin. Active cases stood at … Read more