Karnataka: Woman who was under house quarantine after returning from Makkah dies

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March 25, 2020

Bengaluru, Mar 25: In what is suspected to be the second COVID-19 death in Karnataka, a 70-year-old woman from Gouribidanuru, who was under house quarantine for the last one week has died at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital for Chest Diseases.

The woman, who had recently returned from the Mecca pilgrimage developed fever on Tuesday afternoon. She was rushed to hospital, where she died on Wednesday morning.

Health and Family Welfare officials said that the throat swab sample of the woman had been sent to the laboratory for testing and the result was expected to come by afternoon.

Since last week, at least three cases of COVID-19 positive had been reported in Gouribidanuru in Chikkaballpura district, about 80 kms from Bengaluru.

Most of the suspects and confirmed cases had returned from Makkah pilgrimage. Even the deceased woman was one of them and had been advised house quarantine.

On Tuesday morning, she developed fever and was shifted to Gouribidanur hospital and later to Chikkaballapura hospital. By evening, she was moved to Rajiv Gandhi hospital, where she died on Wednesday morning.

The Chikkaballapura district administration has proclaimed prohibitory orders in the locality. They have also taken the woman's family members for testing.

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September 22,2020

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Mangaluru, Sept 22: Mangaluru police has made a break through of theft in an apartment at Idya in Suratkal and arrested four persons including an ex-serviceman in this connection.

Speaking to mediapersons, City Police Commissioner Vikash Kumar Vikash said on Tuesday that the arrested are ex-serviceman Naveen, Santhosh of Belthangady, and Raghu and Amesh of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.

The incident took place on August 17, when thieves entered the flat belonging to Vidya Prabhu in Jardin Apartment Complex at Surathkal and decamped with Rs 51 lakh cash and 224 gram of gold ornaments. One of those nabbed, Naveen, was serving as the secretary of the apartment association.

the investigating police had arrested two persons from Thiruvananthapuram. As the investigation continued, they were able to arrest two more persons including an ex-serviceman. Naveen was serving as a manager in a wine shop while Santosh was working as a waiter in the same wine shop. The police have recovered Rs 30,85,710 cash and 224 grams gold ornaments along with the car and two-wheeler used for the crime.

The police are yet to arrest two more persons from Kerala who were also part of the theft. It was found that Vidya used to visit the flat once in a while and did not stay there regularly, he added.

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September 18,2020
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Bengaluru, Sept 18: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday brushed aside speculation of Janata Dal (Secular) joining the state government or extending any support.

The chief minister, who is in the national capital on a three-day tour, dismissed such reports that emerged after JD(S) leader and former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy recently met him to discuss "development-related works".

"It is all speculation, there is no truth in it. As one of the leaders of the Opposition party, Kumaraswamy had recently met me to discuss development-related works. There was no political issue discussed in that meeting," Yediyurappa told reporters here when asked about the reports.

He said his party BJP has a comfortable majority in Karnataka and does not require any support from JD(S).

Yediyurappa also refuted the Opposition's charge that his son and BJP state vice-president B Y Vijayendra was acting like a "super CM". He said Vijayendra was focusing on the party works and not interfering in the functioning of the government.

"Some of the opposition leaders are making baseless allegations out of jealousy looking at his political growth," Yediyurappa said.

He said he would discuss the expansion of the Cabinet with party president J P Nadda later during the day. Yediyurappa also held a discussion with BJP National General Secretary B L Santosh.

Earlier during the day, the chief minister called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Union Ministers to discuss development works related to the state, according to an official statement.

Yediyurappa called on Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the Parliament House and requested for early grant of the 'Terms of Reference' for the Mekedatu project and first stage forest clearances for the Kalasa and Banduri Nala projects in the state.

He later met Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and urged the government to declare Upper Krishna Project Stage-III and Upper Bhadra Project as National Projects, the statement said.

The chief minister also requested for early approvals and clearances for irrigation and drinking water projects including Mekedatu and Kalasa Banduri Nala to utilise the water resources allocated to the state.

He also called on Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and requested him to expedite the process of disinvestment of the Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Limited, it said.

On September 17, Yediyurappa had met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as well as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

With the speculation that the chief minister may undergo cabinet expansion, several leaders from the state including former ministers H Vishwanath and MP Renukacharya have come to the national capital.

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September 15,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 15: Karnataka Urban Development Minister Byrathi Basavaraj said that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

"I have been confirmed Covid positive today. I have no health issues. On the advice of the doctors, I have got admitted to hospital and undergoing treatment," Basavaraj said in a tweet on Monday night.

He said with the blessings and good wishes from everyone, he would recover soon.

Basavaraj is the new addition to the list of Ministers in the B S Yediyurappa cabinet who had tested positive for the coronavirus infection.

Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chavan, Labour Minister A Shivaram Hebbar, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa and Women and Child Development Minister Shashikala Jolle had tested positive for COVID-19.

Last month, Yediyurappa, Health Minister B Sriramulu, Tourism Minister C T Ravi, Agriculture Minister B C Patil, Forest Minister Anand Singh were among those who had tested positive and have now recovered.

Even the leader of the opposition Siddaramiah and KPCC Chief D K Shivakumar were also tested positive and now recovered completely.

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