Drug mafia ghost is haunting Karnataka; will cooperate with police: Anushree

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September 26, 2020

Mangaluru, Sept 26: Television anchor Anushree was on Saturday questioned in connection with the drug consumption and peddling case involving dancer-choreographer Kishore Aman Shetty.

Anushree, who appeared before the police at 9 am, was interrogated for three-and-a-half hours, police sources said. Anushree told the probe team that she knew Tarun Raj, the close friend of Shetty, who is also an accused in the drug case, for the last 12 years.

He had done dance choreography for her for six months. The anchor said she had no links with Tarun relating to drug use and had not attended any party with him, the sources added.

Talking to reporters after coming out of the police station, Anushree said she had given answers to all the questions put to her by the investigating team.

She said she would come for further interrogation if the police summoned her again.

The police have not confirmed whether there will be further questioning, she said. "Drug mafia is a ghost that has haunted our state and the police are trying their best to root out the mafia. We will cooperate with the investigation," she added.

Anushree was summoned after Tarun disclosed to the police that she had also attended Shetty's party. DCP Vinay Gaonkar and inspector Shivaprakash led the probe team.

The state CCB police is investigating drug abuse among bigwigs, including those in the film industry after the Narcotics Control Bureau arrested three people from Bengaluru with a drug haul.

They were allegedly supplying drugs to Kannada film actors and singers.

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October 15,2020

Bengaluru, Oct 15: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will hold a videoconference with Deputy Commissioners of rain-affected districts on Friday to take stock of the situation and measures to be taken, official sources said on Thursday.

According to the sources, directions have been issued to all the Deputy Commissioners particularly in North Karnataka to take stock of the situation and all urgent relief measures. The Chief Minister will collect the latest information from the Deputy Commissioners of Uttara Kannada, Coastal Karnataka, Kalyana-Karnataka and Maland regions.

Besides, Mr Yediyurappa will ask concerned District In-charge Ministers to visit the affected place.

Heavy rainfall since Sunday has laid siege to several districts of Karnataka as many localities were submerged and stranded with water.

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October 17,2020
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Bengaluru, Oct 17: With Bengaluru reporting 3,371 new Covid cases, the total number of infections in the city breached 3 lakh-mark on Saturday, while 14 persons succumbed to the virus, taking the tech city’s death toll to 3,500.

According to the state health bulletin, cumulatively 3,04,005 positive cases have been confirmed in Bengaluru which includes 3,500 deaths and 2,35,734 discharges till date.

The bulletin further added that Karnataka reported 7,184 fresh Covid cases and 71 fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 7,58,574 and the death toll to 10,427.

Out of these fresh cases, 3,371 were reported from Bengaluru Urban alone, the health department said in its bulletin.

The day also saw 8,893 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Cumulatively, 7,58,574 Covid positive cases have been confirmed across the state, which includes 10,427 deaths and 6,37,481 discharges.

Out of the 1,10,647 active cases, 1,09,707 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 940 are in ICUs.

Of the 71 deaths reported on Saturday, 14 were from Bengaluru Urban, followed by Mysuru (10), Kolar (5), Dakshina Kannada, Tumakuru, and Uttara Kannada (4 each), while the rest were scattered in other districts.

Most of the deceased either had a history of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) or influenza-like illness (ILI).

Among the districts from where new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 3,371, Mysuru 501, Belagavi 298, Tumakuru 281, Bengaluru Rural and Hassan 220 each, Udupi 210, followed by others.

Bengaluru Urban district topped the list of positive cases, with 3,04,005 infections, followed by Mysuru (44,638) and Ballari (35,531).

Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban was on top with 2,35,734, followed by Mysuru (36,470) and Ballari (32,954).

A total of over 65,62,710 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,01,016 were tested on Saturday alone.

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October 14,2020

Bengaluru, Oct 14: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation's (KSRTC) initiative to convert old buses into women's toilet and mobile fever clinic has brought recognition at national level by winning the National Public Undertakings Award under the category 'CSR for Social Development'.

During a virtual award ceremony and conference, held on Wednesday at Mumbai, Shivayogi C Kalasad, Managing Director of KSRTC, said, "Our staff is committed to being the Corona Warriors in the Covid-19 situation, I would dedicate this award to the staff, especially the ones who have lost their precious lives and their family due to Covid.

This award is the result of our diligent work even though our transport corporation is undergoing a difficult situation. This award will encourage us to work further more towards social commitment" he said.

Both the "Sthree Toilet" and "Mobile fever clinics" have been built using the Corporation's unused buses. At this conference, the Managing Director exchanged information on the construction, cost, utilisation, and performance of these initiatives.

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