Bridge collapses after heavy rain cuts off Shivamogga - Udupi link

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September 24, 2020

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Shivamogga, Sept 24: Vehicular movement between Udupi and Shivamogga has come to standstill due to the collapse of a bridge at Ranjadakatte village, near Thirthahalli, about 40 km from here.

According to official sources, the damage was caused due to heavy rain that lashed the Malnad belt for over one week. The water level rose in the stream leading to the collapse of a large portion of the bridge and thus vehicles from either side were stranded.

Hundreds of commuters from across Shimoga, Davangere, Chitradurga, and various other surrounding districts have been travelling via this bridge to reach Udupi, Manipal for medical treatment.

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October 24,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 24: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa held an emergency meeting on Saturday with State Minister R Ashok, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner Manjunatha Prasad at his official residence Cauvery in Bengaluru over rainfall situation in the state.

The Chief Minister discussed necessary measures to be taken in this situation as rain is predicted for the next two days.

Yediyurappa also visited the rain-affected areas of Bengaluru's Hosakerehalli area along with R Ashok, Revenue minister, and BBMP officials.

The Chief Minister announced a compensation of Rs 25,000 to the families affected due to heavy rain.

"Our ministers are looking after the situation of the areas that have been affected due to rain. We have decided to give compensation of Rs 25,000 cheque to the families whose houses are damaged due to rain," CM Yediyurappa said.

"Rescue operations are underway. Our officers are estimating the loss caused due to heavy rainfall yesterday," said R Ashok.

Normal life has been disrupted in Bengaluru as rainwater entered houses after the city received a heavy downpour on Friday night.

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October 20,2020

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Bhatkal, Oct 20: Jewelry worth about Rs 40 lakh, which was donated to Durgaparameshwari Temple here by devotees was stolen from the temple premises.

Police said on Tuesday that the temple authorities, in a complaint, further added that a priest who was working at the temple was also missing ever since the incident came to light on Monday night.

The temple administration in the complaint has identified the missing priest as Sathish Bhat, a resident of Yellapur.

In the complaint, it is added that the incident came to the light when the Chief priest of the temple opened the jewellery box on the occasion of Navratri, to put the jewellery on the goddess.

The temple authorities reportedly tried contacting Sathish over the phone as he had the keys to a jewellery locker. Unable to contact him over the phone, the administration decided to break open the locker, as it was the ritual of the temple to put jewellery on the Goddess.

Sathish was working at the temple for the last year but had not reported to the duty for over a month now. The authorities further added that they last spoke to Sathish over the phone on Friday, but were unable to contact him on Saturday.

A case in this regard has been registered at Bhatkal Rural Police Station and investigations are underway. A special team has also been formed by Yellapur Police to trace Sathish Bhat.

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October 29,2020
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Bengaluru, Oct 29: With 55 patients succumbing to the infection in a day, Karnataka's Covid death toll rose to 11,046 till date since the pandemic broke in the southern state on March 8.

"3,146 new Covid cases were reported on Tuesday, taking the state's Covid tally to 8,12,784, including 68,161 active cases, while 7,33,558 recovered so far, with 7,384 discharged in a day," said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.

Bengaluru registered 1,612 fresh cases, taking its tally to 3,30,862, including 43,760 active cases, while 2,83,300 recovered so far, with 4,457 discharged during the last 24 hours.

With 23 dying in the last 24 hours, the city's death toll rose to 3,801 till date.

Among the districts across the state, Tumakuru reported 189 new cases, Hassan 129 and Hassan 127, while 265 were discharged from Tumakuru, Hassan 231, Shivamogga 192, Ballari 186 and Dakshina Kannada 161.

Of the 939 patients in the intensive care units (ICUs), 416 are in Bengaluru hospitals, 61 in Ballari, 44 in Hassan, 41 in Chamarajanagar and 31 in Kalaburagi.

Out of 86,154 tests conducted in a day, 24,256 were through rapid antigen detection and 61,898 through RT-PCR method.

"Positivity rate for the day was 3.68 per cent and the case fatality rate 1.74 per cent," added the bulletin.

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