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    Mosques, churches likely to open along with temples from June 1: Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa

    Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday said along with temples, mosques and churches too are likely to be opened for devotees from June 1, and his government was awaiting permission from the Centre in this connection. The Chief Minister also said he has written to the Prime Minister regarding reopening of hotels. "Temples will open...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Five out of the first 500 COVID-19 patients are still active

    Out of the first 500 COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka, five are still active. "The first case was reported on March 8, and the 500th case on April 24. Out of these cases, 473 have been discharged, 22 have died, one committed suicide and five cases are still active," revealed Minister S Suresh Kumar, minister in-charge of COVID-19 briefings here on Tuesday. Meanwhile,...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Five out of first 500 COVID-19 patients still active

    Out of the first 500 COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka, five are still active. "The first case was reported on March 8, and the 500th case on April 24. Out of these cases, 473 have been discharged, 22 have died, one committed suicide and five cases are still active," revealed Minister S Suresh Kumar, minister in-charge of COVID-19 briefings here on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Karnataka...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Coronavirus: Karnataka govt's door-to-door survey finds 54 lakh vulnerable to COVID-19

    The statewide survey on finding COVID-19 vulnerable population particularly with comorbidities and cases like SARI, ILI has revealed that there are over 53.99 lakh households vulnerable to the infection. The survey, which is 67.16% complete so far, finds 1.37 lakh households across Karnataka have people with comorbid conditions, excluding a further 13,341...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Schools in Karnataka likely to reopen on July 1

    The schools across Karnataka are likely to reopen from July 1 to commence the 2020-21 academic year. Primary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar discussed the issue with the officials from the department at a meeting held on Tuesday. The expert committee in its report submitted to the Union Ministry for Human Resource Development recommended reopening of schools on July 1. The state department of...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Labour dept meeting with unions, employers ends in stalemate

    A meeting of the Labour department with owners of various enterprises and representatives of workers' unions ended in a stalemate on Tuesday. While the owners of various factories demanded more time to pay the mandatory Dearness Allowance (DA) to employees, the union representatives voiced concerns against this demand, according to officials. The meeting discussed the issue of minimum...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Govt to election commission: Postpone GP elections

    The State government has written a letter to the State Election Commission to postpone elections to gram panchayats due to Covid-19 crisis. 'We have requested the state election commission to postpone the elections to the gram panchayats. However, we will conduct the elections if we are asked to do so,' Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa told reporters here on Tuesday....

    • 20 hrs ago
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    New norms for discharge

    The government, on Tuesday, issued a new circular about discharges, mandating that Covid positive patients could be released from hospital care after 10 days if they have no fever and no symptoms of the disease for three previous days (without the use of antipyretics). The patient must also maintain 95% oxygen saturation for four previous days (without extra oxygen support). The patient's breathlessness must also be...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Schools in state likely to reopen on July 1

    The schools across Karnataka are likely to reopen from July 1 to commence the 2020-21 academic year. Primary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar discussed the issue with the officials from the department at a meeting held on Tuesday. The expert committee in its report submitted to the Union Ministry for Human Resource Development recommended reopening of schools on July 1. The state department of primary...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Online teaching may be the in thing, govt plans it from PU level

    Contrary to the growing discomfort towards online education among the teaching fraternity, the state government on Tuesday resolved to continue with the system as a new normal in higher education. At a review of the Higher Education department, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa expressed interest in providing online education to students in higher educational institutions and directed...

    • 20 hrs ago

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