Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19

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August 4, 2020

Bengaluru,  Aug 4: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly, Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted himself to a hospital.

"I have been tested positive for COVID-19 and also been admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors as a precaution. I request all those who had come in contact with me to check out for symptoms and to quarantine themselves," Siddaramaiah tweeted.

Earlier on Sunday, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had said that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

4,752 new COVID-19 cases and 98 deaths were reported in Karnataka on Monday, taking total cases to 1,39,571 including 62,500 discharges and 2,594 deaths, the State Health Department informed.

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September 24,2020

Bengaluru, Sep 24: The main Opposition Congress party in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, has decided to move a No-Confidence motion against the Bharatiya Janata Party Government led by BS Yediyurappa.

Speaking to media, after chairing the Congress Legislature Party meeting here on Thursday, Opposition leader Siddramaiah informed, "A decision had been taken at the CLP to move a no-confidence motion".

Stating that, ever since the BJP had formed its government from the backdoor, had indulged in unprecedented corruption practices, and the people of the state wants it to go, he said that "The financial status of Karnataka had touched rock-bottom as all the developmental works had become standstill".

Charging that the BJP government in Karnataka is adopting anti-poor and anti-farmer policies, he said, "Chief minister had pushed the state to the pool of irrevocable debt trap".

"The state government had raised over one lakh loan ever since it came to power," he said.

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September 26,2020

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Udupi, Sept 26: A huge crack has appeared on the newly built bridge across River Souparnika at Arate village in Kundapur taluk of Udupi. According to eyewitnesses, broken steel rods were visible through the gap.

After the construction of the new bridge, vehicles travelling from Byndoor to Kundapura were allowed to travel on the new bridge and those travelling from Kundapur to Byndoor on the old bridge. In the wake of the cracks on the new bridge, two-way traffic has now been arranged on the old bridge.

“Kundapura police restricted vehicular movement on the new bridge (carriageway from Karwar to Udupi) and diverted the vehicles on the old bridge at Arate-Hosadu,” said Police Inspector Gopikrishna.

The nearly 1-km-long bridge was built during the four-lane work of national highway 66 between Kundapura and Goa border.

IRB West Coast Tollway Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of IRB Infrastructure that undertook the project in 2014 on BOOT basis, is yet to complete the four-lane work.

Residents along the highway stretch had been alleging substandard work in the execution of the project from the very beginning.

It was in 2011 that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) proposed the widening and upgrading of the existing NH 17 (renaming it as NH-66). It was meant to reduce traffic, fuel consumption and accidents, and save time.

It was also claimed that the construction of the highway would bring development in all areas it passed through and led to economic growth of the region.

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September 16,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 16: Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Minister Gopalaiah has tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the minister said on Wednesday.

Taking to Twitter Mr Gopalaiah wrote, “As I have tested positive for coronavirus, I am getting admitted to a hospital on the advice of a doctor, though I have no symptoms of the disease.”

He also appealed to those who came in contact to get examined and take necessary precautionary measures.

So far, 13 ministers, including chief minister BS Yeddiyurappa, have been found infected.

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