Bengaluru: 1 killed as under construction building collapses; 8 rescued

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July 10,2019

Bengaluru, Jul 10: An under-construction building collapsed here on Wednesday in Pulikeshi Nagar area, killing one person and injuring many others.

The deceased was identified as Sambu Kumar, a native of Bihar.

Eight people were rescued from the collapsed under-construction building.

State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) conducted a rescue operation at the spot and rescued eight persons from under the debris.

The operation is underway and the rescued persons have been shifted to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital.

Meanwhile, another building collapsed on the Hutchins Road, Cooke Town in Bengaluru.

A four-year-old girl who was trapped inside the building was rescued by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Civil Defense Quick Reaction Team (QRT).

Speaking about the incidents, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Mayor Gangambika Mallikarjun said: "Joint Commissioner called me and informed me about the building collapse incidents, he informed me about the norms that were not followed. They have built an extra floor in the Pulikeshi Nagar building, which was in violation of rules. I have instructed officials to take strict action and to demolish such buildings. Officials have also been told to be careful about giving permissions for such constructions in future."

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Beware of these fake UPCL websites! Fraudsters cheating job aspirants

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July 24,2020

Udupi, Jul 24: Udupi Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has filed a complaint with the Cybercrime Police alleging that fake websites were created in the Corporation name and charging for registration to 1800 engineer jobs amidst covid-19 crisis. 

In a complaint submitted to Udupi Cyber Crime, Economic Offences & Narcotics (CEN) police station on Friday, UPCL Association General Manager K Shashidar alleged that four fake websites have been created in the name of UPCL and have claimed that 1,800 engineers posts are vacant in UPCL.

The fake websites have also been demanding Rs 500 fee for the registration of the job aspirants.

The FAKE websites are: www.udupipowerproject.com, www.upclindia.com, www.udupiproject.com, www.udupiproject.in. Helpline numbers +918046800985, +911149409800, +911149409807  too have been given in these fake websites.

Udupi CEN station has registered a case under Section 66(c), 66(d) of IT Act.

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Karnataka's COVID-19 tally rises to 67,420

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July 20,2020

Bengaluru, Jul 20: Karnataka on Monday reported 3,648 COVID-19 cases taking the tally to 67,420, informed the state health department.

According to a bulletin issued by the department, the state recorded 72 more deaths due to COVID-19 with the toll at 1,403 while six patients who tested positive for the infection have died due to non-COVID causes, as of Monday.

There are 42,216 active cases in the state.
As many as 730 patients were discharged today, taking the total discharged patients to 23,795.
Bengaluru recorded the highest number of cases and deaths today at 1,452 and 31, respectively, informed the state health department.

India's COVID-19 case tally crossed the 11-lakh mark with the highest single-day spike of 40,425 new cases and 681 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, said the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Monday.

The total cases in the country now stand at 1,118,043 while the death toll is 27,497.

The ministry said the total number of cases include 390,459 active cases and 700,087 cured/discharged/migrated.

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Karnataka govt issues revised guidelines for home isolation of covid patients

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August 11,2020

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Bengaluru Aug 11: Covid-19 patients under home isolation will stand discharged after 10 days of symptom onset or date of sampling, and no fever for three days, as per the revised guidelines for home care issued by the government of Karnataka. Thereafter, the patient shall be advised to isolate at home and self-monitor their health for further 7 days, it said adding there is no need for testing after the isolation period is over.

The state government in a circular on Monday said, in view of evolving situation of Covid-19 in the state and recent revision of guidelines from Government of lndia, the revised guidelines for home isolation of Covid-19 cases are issued.

According to the guidelines, only those who are asymptomatic or mild symptomatic shall be allowed to be in home care. Health team from district health authority or authorised private institution or agency shall visit the house and assess the suitability of house for home isolation and also do medical triage of the person, it said, alternatively, telephonic medical triage shall be done through an empanelled agency. Dedicated tele-monitoring link shall be established for daily follow-up of the person during the entire period of home isolation or home care, it added.

Noting that the person shall be clinically assigned as asymptomatic or mild case through telephonic triage or by the health staff, medical officer, the guideline said, such cases should have the requisite facility at their residence for self-isolation and for quarantining the family contacts. A caregiver should be available to provide care on a 24 X 7 basis, and a regular communication link between the caregiver and hospital is a pre-requisite for the entire duration of home isolation, it added.

Elderly patients aged more than 60 years and those with co-morbid conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung, liver, kidney disease etc shall be allowed home isolation only after proper clinical evaluation. It further said home isolation shall not be applicable for pregnant women 2 weeks before the expected date of delivery (EDD), however it shall be allowed for lactating mothers after clinical evaluation by a medical officer or family doctor.

On the management of waste for those under home isolation, it said the used facemasks, gloves, toiletries or swabs contaminated with blood or body fluids of Covid-19 patients, including used syringes, if any generated should be treated as biomedical waste and collected in separate yellow bag.

These yellow bags should be handed over to authorised waste collectors or deposited at designated deposition centres. Masks and gloves used by caregivers and other family members shall be kept in a paper bag for a minimum of 72 hours prior to its disposal as general waste after cutting the same to prevent reuse, it added.

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