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Karnataka Bengaluru Live Updates: State reports 413 infections and two fatalities

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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: Karnataka on Sunday reported 413 fresh COVID-19 cases and two deaths, taking the total cases and fatalities to 9,48,149 and 12,294 respectively, the State health department said.

According to a health bulletin, so far, 9,29,800 people, including 353 on Sunday, had been discharged. There were 6,036 active cases in the state which includes 127 in intensive care units, the department said.

More than half of the fresh cases were contributed by Bengaluru Urban district, which reported 248 infections besides both the fatalities. Cumulatively, the city has reported 4,03,762 infections, 4,451 deaths, 3,94,995 discharges, including 206 on Sunday. It has 4,315 active cases.

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15:51 (IST)22 Feb 2021

The Karnataka Forest Department on Sunday captured a tigress that killed two people in the Kodagu district in a span of 12 hours.
 
According to forest officials, the tigress captured in Manchalli village was found with injuries and is approximately seven to nine years old. It was later shifted to Mysuru Zoo.
 
On Sunday, Chenni (60), a coffee estate labourer, was killed by the tigress when she headed out of the house at around 7 am at T Shettigeri village in South Kodagu. Aiyappa, a 14-year-old, was also killed by the tigeress on Saturday at Kumturu village, just 10 km away from T Shettigeri, according to officials.

14:17 (IST)22 Feb 2021

Kannada community in UK pays tribute to social reformer Basaveshwara, Ambedkar

The NRI Kannada community in the UK paid tribute to 12th century philosopher and social reformer of Karnataka, Lord Basaveshwara, and the chief architect of the Indian Constitution, B R Ambedkar. Karnataka’s Minister for Kannada and Culture Aravind Limbavalli and Basavalinga Pattadevaru Swami Ji joined the community to pay their respects to Basaveshwara and Ambedkar during a virtual event held recently.

The event was hosted by the Lambeth Basaveshwara Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in the UK that has erected the statue of Basaveshwara on the bank of river Thames.

Two main Kannada organisations of the UK — Kannada Balaga UK and Kannadigaru UK — joined Basavalinga Pattadevaru Swami Ji and the minister to pay their tribute to Basaveshwara and Ambedkar. Other Kannada organisations from the US, Ireland, Australia, and UAE also participated in the event.

Basaveshwara’s statue in London is not only the first statue to be unveiled by an Indian Prime Minister in the UK but also the first conceptual statue to be approved by the British Cabinet in the vicinity of Parliament.

The approval by the British government was given as a mark of respect to the 12th century Indian philosopher and social reformer for promoting democratic ideals, social justice and gender equality. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had unveiled the statue of Basaveshwara and Ambedkar’s house on November 14, 2015.

13:02 (IST)22 Feb 2021

Rapido launches rental services for multi-point trips in six cities

Bike taxi platform Rapido on Monday announced the launch of rental services for multi-point trips in six cities –Bangaluru, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Jaipur.

Rapido Rental can be booked under selected package duration of one hour, two hours, three hours, four hours and six hours, and a dedicated ‘Captain’ (Rapido driver partner) will be available with the customer throughout the trip, it said in a statement.

“Introducing the concept of 2W bike taxi rental services, the company aims to cater to those customers who have to complete multiple tasks at different locations and want to avoid the hassle of multiple bookings and waiting for the ride to arrive,” it said. (PTI)

11:17 (IST)22 Feb 2021

Karnataka reports 413 infections and two fatalities

Karnataka on Sunday reported 413 fresh COVID-19 cases and two deaths, taking the total cases and fatalities to 9,48,149 and 12,294 respectively, the State health department said.

According to a health bulletin, so far, 9,29,800 people, including 353 on Sunday, had been discharged. There were 6,036 active cases in the state which includes 127 in intensive care units, the department said.

More than half of the fresh cases were contributed by Bengaluru Urban district, which reported 248 infections besides both the fatalities. Cumulatively, the city has reported 4,03,762 infections, 4,451 deaths, 3,94,995 discharges, including 206 on Sunday. It has 4,315 active cases.

According to the bulletin, as many as 24 infections were reported in Mysuru, 23 in Kalaburagi, 15 in Belagavi, 11 in Dakshina Kannada and 10 in Vijayapura, while five districts were free of new cases and deaths.

A total of 55,234 tests, including 51,503 RT-PCR, were done on Sunday, taking overall tests to 1.83 crore, the bulletin added.

10:14 (IST)22 Feb 2021

Karnataka to host Khelo India University Games 2021

Karnataka will host the second Khelo India University Games (KIUG) later this year, state chief minister BS Yediyurappa and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced on Sunday.

The Games will be held in Bengaluru’s Jain University and other venues in the state, in partnership with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Speaking on the occasion, Yediyurappa said, “We are privileged to be hosting KIUG 2021, I am confident that the Games will produce some of the best future champions of India. The Govt of Karnataka will leave no stone unturned to make the University games a massive success.”

09:02 (IST)22 Feb 2021

Two Nigerians arrested for drug peddling, 20 g cocaine seized

Bengaluru Central Crime branch (CCB) police arrested two Nigerian drug peddlers and seized 12 gms MDMA and 20gms cocaine in RT Nagar on Sunday night. 

According to Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner (Crime), a case has been registered under NDPS and Foreigners Act.

08:38 (IST)22 Feb 2021

First Kerala, now Maharashtra: Negative test report needed to enter Karnataka

With Maharashtra seeing a noticeable uptick in Covid-19 cases, neighbouring Karnataka has made it mandatory for people arriving from the state to carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours.

The Health Department order, citing the near-doubling of Covid-19 cases from around 350 per day to 645 per day within a week in Maharashtra, said it was likely that the second wave of the pandemic had started there.

The order comes close on the heels of a similar restriction being put on arrivals from Kerala, which, too, has been consistently seeing a significant number of daily cases. The Kerala restriction came after several nursing students from the state, residing at a Bengaluru hostel, tested positive for the virus after returning to Karnataka.

08:24 (IST)22 Feb 2021

Tiger which killed two people in Kodagu district captured

The Karnataka Forest Department on Sunday captured a tiger that had killed two people in the Kodagu district. According to officials, the tiger captured in Manchalli village was found with injuries and aged approximately seven to nine years.

After being captured, the tiger was later shifted to Mysuru Zoo.

On Sunday, Chenni (60), an estate labourer, was killed by the tiger when she headed out of the house at around 7 am at T Shettigeri village in South Kodagu. 14-year-old Aiyappa was killed in the tiger attack on Saturday at Kumturu village, just 10 km away from T Shettigeri village in the district, according to officials.

08:13 (IST)22 Feb 2021

Welcome to today’s live blog

Good morning!
Welcome to the live blog from Bengaluru where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccination drive, COVID-19, lockdown 6.0, unlock phase 6, BBMP and more across Bengaluru and Karnataka. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time. 

Ambulance, Bengaluru, COVID-19

Ambulance, Bengaluru, COVID-19

Ambulances seen parked by the side of a road in Bengaluru.

With Maharashtra seeing a noticeable uptick in Covid-19 cases, neighbouring Karnataka has made it mandatory for people arriving from the state to carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours.

The Health Department order, citing the near-doubling of Covid-19 cases from around 350 per day to 645 per day within a week in Maharashtra, said it was likely that the second wave of the pandemic had started there.

Here are a few contacts that might come in handy for you in emergency situations:

COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp – +91 97777 77684, Voice call – 080 45451111 | BBMP control room: 080-22221188 | In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916

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