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    Fresh Covid-19 cases fall below 5,000 in Karnataka

    The number of fresh Covid cases dropped below 5,000 in Karnataka on Saturday. The state reported a total of 4,471 new cases of infection and 52 related fatalities. The total recoveries in the state exceeded seven lakh with the discharge of 7,153 patients on Saturday. While Bengaluru Urban reported 2,251 fresh cases, Tumakuru reported 232, Mysuru 173, Mandya 163, Dakshina Kannada and Hassan 136...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Let's come to power first: DK Shivakumar on being Karnataka CM

    Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Shivakumar on Saturday declined to comment on his party colleagues projecting him as the next chief minister if the Congress were to come to power in the state. 'Some have said that I'll be CM out of the love they have for me,' Shivakumar said when asked about statements from party leaders GC Chandrashekhar, Sowmya Reddy, and...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Covid-19: Over 7 lakh recoveries so far in Karnataka, 4,471 new cases

    Karnataka has reported 4,471 new cases of Covid-19 and 52 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 7,98,378 and the death toll to 10,873, the health department said on Saturday. The day also saw 7,153 patients getting discharged, pushing the total number of recoveries in the state to over the 7 lakh mark. A total of over 72,81,090 samples have been tested...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Auto, cab drivers join Congress in Karnataka

    Scores of auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers joined the DK Shivakumar-led Congress on Saturday, through which the party hopes to make electoral gains. Tanveer Pasha, the president of the Ola Uber Drivers' & Owners' Association as well as the Karnataka State Auto & Taxi Federation was inducted into the party by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president DK Shivakumar. Jai Bharat Auto...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    BJP's vaccine sop in Bihar: Patil seeks EC probe; C T Ravi defends it

    Taking a dig at the BJP's promise of providing free Covid vaccine for all in its manifesto in poll-bound Bihar, senior Congress legislator H K Patil said, the saffron party can stoop to any level to grab power. Covid vaccines should be made available to every citizen for free. There should not be any discrimination in immunisation against coronavirus.

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    5,356 fresh Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, 51 new deaths

    Karnataka has reported 5,356 new cases of Covid-19 and 51 more deaths, taking the total number of infections to 7,93,907 and the toll to 10,821, the health department said on Friday. The day also saw 8,749 patients getting discharged after recovery. A total of over 71,68,545 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,08,356 were tested on Friday alone, and 21,615 among them were rapid...

    • 2 days ago
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    Karnataka to allow pooled testing of Covid-19 samples in districts with less than 5% weekly positivity rate

    The State government will allow pooling of samples for Covid-19 testing in districts with less than 5% weekly positivity rate. A circular to this effect was issued late night on Thursday. In pooled sampling, five samples are pooled and tested in one go. Each sample will be individually tested again if the sample pool tests positive. The...

    • 2 days ago
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    B S Yediyurappa conducts aerial survey of flood-hit districts

    Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in four districts of the state and said additional funds would be released after holding discussions with officials. "Already funds have been allotted to the flood-affected districts and more will be released after holding a meeting with the officials," the Chief Minister...

    • 2 days ago
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    Covid-19: Has Karnataka achieved herd immunity? Simultaneous triple tests will give true picture

    At least six international studies have reported T cell reactivity against SARS-CoV-2 in 20% to 50% of people with no known exposure to the virus. Experts suggest doing three tests simultaneously: RTPCR, antibody test, and a T-cell assay, which will give a picture to policymakers if the State or the country has achieved herd immunity against...

    • 2 days ago
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    Karnataka to reopen UG, PG colleges from November 17

    Almost eight months after the Covid-19 pandemic shut them down, the colleges for various courses are set to open from November 17. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday. With this, classes for undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses in the state will commence with necessary restrictions. However, consent of parents will be mandatory for...

    • 2 days ago

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