Govt effectively responding to flood situation, confident of revival of state's economy: BSY

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October 17, 2020
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Bengaluru, Oct 17: The Karnataka government was effectively responding to the havoc caused by heavy rains and floods successively battering the state,with relief and rescue work on in affected areas and was confident of revival of the economy, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said here on Saturday.

"Several districts of north Karnataka have been affected by floods and I assure the people there that the government is with them. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to me last night and took stock of the situation. He has assured all necessary assistance from the centre," the Chief Minister said.

Speaking at the inaugural of the 10-day-long Dasara festivities in the palace city of Mysuru, Yediyurappa said he has reviewed the situation with Deputy Commissioners of flood-hit districts and Revenue Minister R Ashoka was personally touring the regions.

Orders have been issued to provide compensation within a week to the next of kin of those killed and to those who had lost livestock and property, he said.

Officials have been directed to ensure that there are no complaints over compensation,he said,adding that input subsidy of Rs 36.57 crore has been directly deposited to the bank accounts of 51,810 farmers, whose crops have been damaged.

In the wake of the flood situation emerging for the third time within a span of three months, the government on Friday said it has released Rs 85.5 crore for immediate relief and rescue equipment has been supplied to the affected districts.

Yediyurappa cited a government report which said Kalaburagi, Bidar, Yadgir, Ballari, Raichur, Bagalkote, Davangere, Koppal, Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga, Udupi, Vijayapura and Belgaum districts are the worst hit due to rains between October 10-15, caused by the upper air depression over the Bay of Bengal.

He pointed out that natural calamities in August and September had resulted in an estimated loss of Rs 9,952 crore, as per data surveys and crops in about 10.7 lakh hectares had been damaged.

Floods due to rains are still troubling the state, he said, adding that damage to basic infrastructure has been estimated at Rs 4,851 crore.

"All the necessary measures are being taken. Government has been successful in responding to the natural disaster on time. I seek the cooperation from everyone," he said, adding that despite all these hindrances, Karnataka was making all efforts to strengthen itself economically and was confident about its revival.

The Chief Minister, along with Dr C N Manjunath, the Director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru, inaugurated the Dasara festivities in Mysuru by showering flowers on the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari, the presiding deity of Mysuru royals, atop Chamundi Hill.

With the Covid-19 pandemic casting a shadow, the government had decided to organise the 410th Dasara festivities in a "simple" way, by and large restricting it to keep up with the traditions.

Noting that the state was observing Dasara or Navaratri festivities amid Covid and the people are in distress, the Chief Minister said he would pray to goddess Chamundeshwari to rescue humanity and the state from this pandemic.

He urged the people to celebrate Dasara with all precautions and follow the SOPs issued by the government. Remembering the service of all front line Covid warriors with gratitude, Yediyurappa also prayed for their well being.

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October 19,2020
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Bengaluru, Oct 19: Reversing the trend, 8,344 recoveries on a single day outnumbered 7,012 new Covid cases in Karnataka on Saturday.

"With 8,344 discharged from various hospitals in the last 24 hours, the state's recoveries rose to 6,45,825, while Covid tally increased to 7,65,586, including 1,098,264 positive cases with 7,012 fresh cases on Saturday," said the state health bulletin on Sunday night.

The state's death toll also rose to 10,428 with 51 in the last 24 hours,

Bengaluru registered 3,535 new cases, taking its Covid tally to 3,07,540, including 64,435 active cases, while 2,39,579 recovered so far, with 3,845 discharged on Saturday.

The city' reported 25 deaths the last 24 hours, taking the its toll to 3,525 so far.

Of the 945 intensive care units (ICU) in various hospitals across the state, 365 are in Bengaluru, Dharwad and Ballari 67, Hassan 44 and Chamarajanagar 43, Kolar 29, Kalaburagi 28 and Shivamogga 27.

Of the 1,05,067 tests conducted in a day through rapid antigen detection was 21,876 and through RT-PCR 83,191.

"The state's positivity rate declined to 6.67 per cent and case fertility rate to 0.72 per cent.

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October 14,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 14: Taking strong exception to the Bengaluru police naming Congress party leaders in its B'luru riots case charge-sheet, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president D. K. Shivakumar on Wednesday said they won't succumb to such unethical pressure tactics.

Speaking to reporters after taking part in the nomination filing of Congress party Rarajarajeswari Nagar candidate, Kusuma H here, Shivakumar asserted that the ruling BJP in Karnataka has become issueless and as a result, keeps haunting Congress leaders.

Shivakumar charged that the city police were under "tremendous pressure" to include the names of those corporators that the media has today highlighted.

"The very fact that police took so long to name them is case in point that they were under tremendous pressure from the ruling BJP," he alleged

The KPCC president further noted that just a week ago, central agencies had raided him and the central agencies had been conducting an inquiry on the party's former state president, Dr G. Parameshwara. "Now the state police have also joined the same league by naming our party corporators. People are seeing their game of vindictiveness," he said.

According to him, the BJP always looks for an excuse to divert people's attention to hide its failures.

"BJP's mis-management of Covid is a well-documented fact. Besides this, they have decisively failed in tackling farmers issues. The BJP had been thriving on such issues alone. The day people realise their machinations, the BJP will stand exposed," he said.

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October 13,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 10: A group of people belonging to Bajrang Dal activists today intercepted a milk van on charge of illegally transporting beef in the city. The police later seized the vehicle and took one person into custody.

The milk van, which was coming from the direction of Pumpwell, did not stop when the Bajrang Dal members signaled the driver to stop. Then the group chased the van and intercepted it near the Wenlock Hospital, it is learnt.

Meanwhile, the sleuths of Mangaluru North Police Station reached the spot and seized the vehicle. There were reportedly three people on board the vehicle. Police took one person into custody, while the other two escaped.

The Bajrang Dal claimed that beef was being transported from Hassan to Kudroli in Mangaluru. Police are investigating the matter.

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