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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...

Reliance enters into rice deal with Karnataka farmers

Reliance Retail Limited, an arm of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has entered into a deal with the farmers of Sindhanur taluk in Raichur district of Karnataka for the procurement of 1,000 quintals of Sona Masoori—a variety of rice. The deal is being hailed as the first such transaction between a corporate and farmers...

iPhone manufacturer claims loss of Rs 437.4 cr in Karnataka violence

A company that owns a plant manufacturing iPhones in Karnataka’s Kolar district has claimed that it has suffered losses to the tune of Rs 437.40 crore due to the violence by the workers on Saturday. Notably, several workers of the Taiwanese firm Wistron Corporation had allegedly indulged in arson, loot and violence at the Narasapura...

Karnataka, Andhra cross 1 lakh COVID-19 cases

Two more states in India—Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh—on Monday crossed the 1lakh-mark in coronavirus cases. Both, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, have reported more than 5,000 cases in the past 24 hours. So far only three states in India have crossed the 1 lakh-mark in COVID-19 cases. These include Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi. These three...

Govt to auction five mineral blocks in Gujarat, Karnataka

The government will auction five mineral blocks in Gujarat and Karnataka having reserves of 667.2 million tonnes starting Monday. The development assumes significance in the wake of the Centre asking each state having mineral resources to identify at least five new mining projects for auction with pre-embedded clearance on a pilot basis, with a view...

Unbecoming of an Indian women to sleep after rape, remarks Karnataka HC

Allowing the pre-arrest bail of a man accused of rape, the Karnataka High Court noted that it was “unbecoming” of an alleged rape survivor to have slept after she was “ravished”. “The explanation offered by the complainant that after the perpetration of the act, she was tired and asleep, is unbecoming of an Indian woman....

K’taka politicians at it again! Cong MLAs wedding see hundreds gather without a mask

Social distancing and COVID-19 norms once again went for a toss in Karnataka this time at the wedding of a Congress MLA. The videos showed that Health Minister B Sriramulu, Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah, and G Parameshwara, former Deputy Chief Minister, attended the wedding happily breaking social distancing protocols. The venue also had some...

JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda to contest RS polls from Karnataka

Former prime minister and JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda has decided to contest the June 19 Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka. He will file his nominations on Tuesday, his son and former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said on Monday. He said his father made the decision following the request of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, several...

K’taka health minister violates own rules, fails to wear mask, maintain social distance at religious procession

A controversy broke out after Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu took part in a religious procession in Chitradurga district with hundreds of supporters without wearing a mask and failing to maintain social distancing. This was in complete violation of the social distancing guidelines set forth by the state government to fight COVID-19 pandemic in the...

BJP MLA’s lunch meeting fuels speculations in K’taka political circles

A lunch meeting by a group of BJP MLAs at the house of a fellow MLA Umesh Katti has set tongues wagging in Karnataka’s political circles again, a report by The Outlook said. Explaining why the buzz matters, the magazine said it could be because most of the newcomer MLAs have won their by-elections and...

K’taka suspends all incoming transport from five COVID-19 severely affected states

BJP-ruled Karnataka has once again suspended incoming transport from select neighbouring states to contain spread of COVID-19 in the state. Earlier it had banned traffic from four states. This time around the five states include those that are severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are the states...