Karnataka DyCM Govind Karjol's 8 family members test Covid-19 positive, son on ventilator

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October 19, 2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 19: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol has said eight members of his family have contracted coronavirus including his son Dr Gopal Karjol, who is on ventilator for the past 23 days.

In a long Twitter post, Karjol explained his inability to take up a long journey to physically monitor the flood situation in Bagalkote and Kalaburagi.

"My son Dr Gopal Karjol is on ventilator for the past 23 days (due to coronavirus). My wife recently came out of the hospital after recovering from the coronavirus infection. I too recovered from Covid-19 after staying in the hospital for 19 days. In all, eight members of my family had contracted coronavirus," Karjol said in his post.

Karjol is an MLA from Mudhol in Bagalkote and is district in charge minister of Bagalkote and Kalaburagi.

Both districts have been affected by floods.

The situation in Kalaburagi is severe due to the Bhima river. Karjol said he was not venturing out unless there was an urgency.

He also said he has been advised by the doctors not to take up long and tiring journeys due to which he is not going to flood-affected areas.

However, he is in touch with the district administration and is monitoring the flood situation sitting at home.

Karjol had contracted the infection when the Assembly session was in progress in the state from September 21 to September 26.

He is among those ministers, MLAs, and other public representatives who were infected with the virus.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, another Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, Forest Minister Anand Singh, Social Welfare Minister B Sriramulu, BJP National General secretary C T Ravi, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education S Suresh Kumar, Agriculture Minister B C Patil, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and state Congress chief D K Shivakumar were among those infected by the virus.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, cumulatively 7,65,586 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 10,478 deaths and 6,45,825 discharges.

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November 23,2020

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Mangaluru, Nov 23: The appointment of Mala Adiga as policy director of Jill Biden, the first lady of US president-elect Joe Biden, has brought joy to Kakkunje village in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district.

She belongs to the family of K Suryanarayana Adiga, founder of the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada districts private sector Karnataka Bank Limited, and Aravind Adiga, who won the Man Booker prize in 2008.

Mala Adiga is the niece of Nirmala Upadhya who is her father’s elder sister.

She told reporters in Kundapur that Mala is an affectionate and lovely girl.

She treasures relationships and has her roots firmly in India, Nirmala said.

Nirmala, 87, said Mala had called her up on Saturday to share the news of being made a senior staffer at White House when Biden takes office as President of the USA in January.

She had congratulated on the new responsibility.

Malas father Dr Ramesh Adiga (84) is the second among three siblings.

He had left for the US when he was 25 to hone his skills as a vascular surgeon.

Malas mother Jaya Adiga had studied medicine in Vellore.

Nirmala recalled meeting Mala at a family get-together in Bengaluru in 2019.

Nirmala had then travelled with her daughter Sujatha Nakkatthaya and family to Bengaluru in November 2019.

Mala had come to Bengaluru with husband Charles and daughter Asha to attend the event with her parents.

They had come to Kundapur seven years ago and had fallen in love with the beaches there.

She had offered puja at the Kakkunje temple and they visited their ancestral house in Babbarianakatte.

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November 30,2020

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Mangaluru, Nov 30: A five-year-old child suffered extremely critical injuries after being hit by a bullet water tanker at Ullalbail, near Thokkottu on outskirts of the city on Monday evening.

The injured child has been identified as Krishna (5), son of an Uttar Pradesh based couple.

The child is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital at Deralakatte.

A video of the incident shows the child running on the road when his parents were waiting to cross the road. A speeding tanker which was coming from Thokkottu towards Ullal hit the child.

The tanker ran over his stomach and hand. Locals fed water to the child and immediately stepped in to carry him to the hospital.

Naguri traffic police have registered a case against the driver of the driver and taken him into custody.

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November 21,2020

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Udupi, Nov 21: Compensation cheques for Rs 10 lakh each were handed over to the families of the seven missing fishermen who were on the board Suvarna Tribhuja boat which had set sail from Malpe in December 2018 but never returned.

Those who went missing also included the owner of the fishing boat.

The compensation was handed over by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to the families on the World Fisheries Day at the Banquet hall of the Vidhana Soudha, the State Secretariat on Saturday.

DK District in-charge Minister and Minister for Fisheries Kota Srinivas Poojary and Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat were also present.

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