Karnataka sees biggest Covid-19 daily spike with 6,259 new cases

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August 4, 2020

Bengaluru, Aug 4: Karnataka on Tuesday reported its biggest single-day spike of 6,259 Covid-19 cases and 110 fresh deaths, taking the total infection count to 1,45,830 and the toll to 2,704, the health department said.

The day also saw a record 6,777 patients getting discharged after recovery, outnumbering the fresh cases. Out of 6,259 fresh cases, a total of 2,035 cases were from Bengaluru Urban district. The previous biggest single-day record was on July 30 when the state added 6,128 cases.

A bulletin from the department said cumulatively 1,45,830 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state and it included 2,704 deaths and 69,272 discharges. Out of the 73,846 active cases, as many as 73,212 patients were stable in isolation at designated hospitals while 634 in the intensive care units.

Among the fresh deaths, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 30 followed by Dakshina Kannada (13) and Mysuru (9).

Most of the people who succumbed either had a history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) or Influenza-like illness (ILI), the bulletin said. Besides Bengaluru Urban, the other districts which reported higher fresh cases on Tuesday are Mysuru 662, Kalaburagi 285, Ballari 284, Belagavi 263, Dakshina Kannada 225, Davangere 191, Dharwad and Hassan 188. Bengaluru Urban district continued to top the list of positive cases with a total of 63,033 infections, followed by Ballari 7,638 and Dakshina Kannada 6,388.

Among discharges too Bengaluru Urban tops the districts with 27,877 discharges, followed by Ballari 3,724 and Kalaburagi 3,470. A total of 14,89,016 samples had been tested so far, out of which 42,458 on Tuesday with 29,488 being rapid antigen tests.

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September 12,2020

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Chikkaballapur, Sept 12: Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar has warned Kolar-Chikkaballapur DCC Bank of action if it does not drop a particular regulation pertaining to loans.

Sudhakar was speaking after distributing cheques for loans to 119 self-help groups under Harobande, Tippenahalli, Poshettihalli, Gollahalli, Chikkaballapura and other gram panchayats of Chikkaballapura constituency, on Friday.

According to a press note, he said several complaints are being heard against the DCC Bank's regulation. Questioning how the beneficiaries could avail the benefit of a loan when a 20% share is secured from them, he urged that the regulation must be discontinued. He warned them to follow the government's regulation or face strict actions.

Dr Sudhakar said the Bank should provide service that is just and pro-people.

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September 23,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 23: Actor Diganth Manchale on Wednesday appeared before the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru Police for questioning in connection with a case related to alleged drug abuse in the Kannada film industry.

The CCB officials today said that Manchale was called for further questioning in the matter based on his earlier statement. He was also questioned in the matter on September 16 along with actress Andrita Ray.

Speaking to reporters, Manchale said, "The investigation is underway. I am cooperating with the CCB. If needed, I will again appear for questioning in the matter."

Earlier, searches were conducted at the house of Aditya Alva - son of former Minister Jeevaraj Alva - in connection with the ongoing investigation in the drug case in Karnataka.

On September 8, Kannada film actor Sanjana Galrani along with her mother were detained by the CCB, Bengaluru for their alleged involvement in a drug case, the police said. The mother-daughter duo was sent to the CCB office situated in the Chamrajpet area of the city for further interrogation.

On September 7, Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi was also arrested in this case and was produced in court, which sent her to 5-day custody.

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September 23,2020

Bengaluru, Sept 23: A group of Farmers Associations, who were agitating against the state government to bring amendment to the Land Reforms Act and other issues, have decided to call for a 'Karnataka Bandh' on 28th of this month.

Speaking to newsmen here today, State Farmers Association president Nagendra informed that a decision had been taken to intensify the agitation against the anti-farmers policies being adopted by both the Union as well as the State Governments.

He said that while the members of the Farmers associations would stage dharna in Bengaluru on 25th of this month, a total bandh would be observed on 28th of this month.

However, the State Sugarcane Growers Association, president Kadabur Shanthakumar said that his Group of farmers are yet to take a decision on participating or supporting the September-28 State Bandh.

Informing that the members of the Sugarcane Growers Association will stage dharna on 25th of this month at all the District and Taluk Headquarters, he said that "A final decision on supporting State-Bandh is yet to be taken".

It may be recalled that various Farmers Association are holding dharna near Freedom Park in protest against the state government's decision to bring amendment to the Land Reforms Act as well as APMC Act, which according to them 'anti-farmers'.

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