Health Minister inspects covid vaccination arrangements at Manipal Hospital

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January 17, 2021

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar inspects COVID-19 vaccination  arrangements at Manipal Hospital

Bengaluru, Jan 17: Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Sunday inspected the COVID-19 vaccination arrangements at Manipal Hospital on the second day of the program.

"I have inspected the arrangements here and I am satisfied with them. They are conducting the vaccination as desired by the government guidelines," Sudhakar told the reporters here.

Responding to a question regarding 62 per cent turn-out on the first day in Karnataka, he said, "We had official functions on the first day which delayed the vaccination drive by sometime. And, of course, people normally have some apprehension on the first day. So, I think 62 per cent is a good turn-out."

"A lot more facilities are being provided on the second day. Today, they are confident to achieve the target of 70 to 80 per cent," he added.

He also promised all the technical glitches related to the Co-Win app would be sorted out by Monday.

Sudarshan Ballal, the director of Manipal Hospital, took a jab of the vaccine on Sunday said that the vaccine is safe, efficacious, and has a good side-effect profile.

With a rise of 584 fresh covid cases, the total tally in the state today stands at 9,31,252.

Karnataka reported four fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative death toll to 12,162. It reported a total of 676 discharges on January 16, pushing the overall count to 9,10,377.

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February 23,2021

Six killed while disposing of explosives meant for quarrying in Karnataka

Chikkaballapur, Feb 23: Six people were killed when the gelatin sticks they were trying to dispose of exploded accidentally at a stone quarry site in a village early on Tuesday, police said.

The incident comes close on the heels of a similar blast at a quarry site in Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's hometown of Shivamogga on January 22, which left six dead.

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar, who represents the Chikkaballapur constituency visited the spot and said the bodies of the victims were badly mutilated and scattered all over the place.

According to police, the incident took place at Hirenagavalli near Peresandra.

Quarrying was stopped by the police on February 7 following complaints from the locals against rampant use of gelatin sticks.

Yet, it continued clandestinely following which another raid was carried out a few days ago and the contractor was warned not to use gelatin anymore.

The men working there went to dispose of the explosives in the wee hours of Tuesday when it went off accidentally.

Meanwhile, Sudhakar said stringent action would be taken against the owners of the mines, who had stored the explosives illegally.

He added that police investigations are on into the matter.

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February 28,2021

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Udupi, Feb 28: A 45-year-old man was killed on the spot when a speeding car knocked down his motorbike at Sastana, Kota in Udupi district today.

The deceased has been identified as Subhash Amin, a resident of Kota Bannadi and a civil contractor by profession. 

The tragedy occurred when he was riding towards Udupin from Bannady for work. He is survived by his mother, wife and a small child. 

The car was driving by a priest of a church from Kundapur. He was arrested by the local police. 

A case was registered at Kota police station and investigations are on.

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March 2,2021

Two rebel Cong leaders move SC against disqualification from Karnataka  assembly - The Week

Bengaluru, Mar 2: Social activist Dinesh Kallahalli on Tuesday approached the city police commissioner Kamal Pant and demanded a detailed probe into an alleged sex scandal involving BJP leader Ramesh Jarkiholi, who is also Minister of Water Resources.

Kallahalli in his complaint to the police commissioner alleged that the woman aged about 25 was sexually assaulted by the minister many times after being promised a job in KPTCL but later he refused.

After knowing that she had recorded their private moments, he allegedly threatened her with dire consequences. Video footage which went viral in the media on Tuesday is said to have taken place a month ago.

The victim's family approached Kallahalli who in turn approached the police and he demanded that the commissioner provide police security to the woman and her family as she feared for her life.

Kallahalli claimed that the incident took place in a hotel in Cubbon Park police station limits in Bengaluru. The police commissioner later asked him to approach Cubbon Park police to lodge a complaint.

Kallahalli said, "A senior police officer in Cubbon Park police station said that they will conduct an internal enquiry before filing an FIR since it is a sensitive case."

Meanwhile, sources said that Jarkiholi has been asked to resign from his minister’s post immediately by the BJP high command.

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