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Omicron enters India; 2 cases detected in Karnataka

New Delhi: The much-discussed and debated Omicron variant of coronavirus has found its way into India. The Union Health Ministry has announced that two cases of Omicron variant have been confirmed in the country. Lav Agarwal, joint secretary in the Union Health Ministry, said, “Two Omicron variant cases have been detected in Karnataka in last...

More students at Karnataka medical college test positive for Covid-19; tally reaches 182

33 students at an international school in Bengaluru in Karnataka, too, tested positive for Covid-19 Bengaluru: In a development that may call for a rethink on the decision to reopen educational institutes for offline teaching, the number of Covid-19 cases at a medical college in Dharwad has reached 182. Ealier, there were 66 cases. With...

Karnataka BJP MLA Shrimant Patil says he was offered cash to join party, backtracks later

Bengaluru: In a major embarrassment to the BJP, its MLA in Karnataka Shrimant Patil claimed that he had been offered cash by the saffron party to join it. Patil was the Congress MLA at that time and was part of the Congress-JDS government that had collapsed in 2019. Shrimant Patil resigned from his seat, Kagwad,...

Amid controversy, Mysuru university withdraws notification restricting girls’ movement

Bengaluru: Shortly after issuing an order prohibiting girls from moving around on campus after 6.30 pm, the University of Mysuru withdrew it. The order was issued in wake of the brutal gangrape of a 22-year-old student in Mysuru on August 24. It was withdrawn following instructions by Karnataka higher education minister CN Ashwath Narayan. While...

Mysuru gangrape: University prohibits girls from moving around after 6 pm

5 accused were arrested in the case on Saturday Bengaluru: In a move that has invited a lot of criticism and become a topic of hot debate, the University of Mysuru has prohibited girl students from moving around on its Mansangotriya campus after 6.30 pm. The order comes days after the gangrape of a girl...

Bengaluru: 300 kids test positive for Covid-19 in 6 days

Bengaluru: Over 300 children have tested positive for Covid-19 in Bengaluru in Karnataka in past six days. As per data released by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the period from August 5 to 10, a total of 301 children have been found to be infected by coronavirus in past six days. Of these...

Dissent in Bommai’s Cabinet: Sulking MLA Anand Singh shuts office

Bengaluru: All is not well in the revamped Cabinet of newly appointed Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. One of the MLAs, Anand Singh, has shut down his office reportedly because of displeasure over not getting the portfolio of his choice. Bommai had announced his new Cabinet earlier this month. A total of 29 ministers had...
Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

Basavaraj Bommai succeeds BS Yediyurappa who resigned on July 26 after 2 years in office Bengaluru: Two days after BS Yedyurappa stepped down as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, senior BJP leader Basavaraj Bommai stepped into his shoes. He took oath as the 23rd CM of the state at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday morning. He...

Yediyurappa resigns after 2 years as Karnataka CM

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa stepped down from his post on Monday, the day he completed two years in office. This was his fourth term The talks in this regard had been doing rounds for quite some time now. He had earlier dropped hints about his exit, saying that he would abide by the...

‘Let Yediyurappa stay’: Lingayat seers, Congress MLAs out in support of Karnataka CM

Bengaluru: Amid the buzz about the likelihood of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa stepping down from his position, purportedly on instructions of the BJP high command, Congress MLAs and seers heading Lingayat mutts in Karnataka have come out in his support. They have said that his removal would be the “end of BJP in Karnataka”....

Karnataka: 24 people died in hospital allegedly due to oxygen shortage

In an unfortunate incident, 24 patients lost their lives at a district hospital in Chamarajanagar in Karnataka allegedly due to oxygen shortage. Of the deceased, many were availing treatment for COVID-19.  Notably, 144 patients were availing treatment at the hospital. Family members of the deceased staged a protest at the hospital and alleged that the...

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa again tests positive for COVID-19, hospitalised

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday announced that he has again tested positive for COVID-19 and has been hospitalised on the advice of doctors. This is the second time that the veteran BJP politician has tested COVID positive. Yediyurappa took to Twitter to reveal the same. He tweeted, “Upon having mild fever, today I...