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    State reports 93 new Covid cases, two deaths

    The state reported 93 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths on Monday. Among the fresh infections, 73 are interstate travellers while three international passengers. Bengaluru Rural and Dakshina Kannada districts reported one fatality each. A 55-year-old woman from Veerasagar in Nelamangala taluk, diagnosed with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), was admitted to Tumakuru Covid Hospital on May 19....

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    Heavy rain in south K'taka likely from today

    Heavy rain is likely in south interior and coastal Karnataka for three days from Tuesday, due to the upper air circulation in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. As per the forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chikkamagaluru and Hassan districts have been put on yellow alert, with an indication that the two districts are likely to get heavy rain. On Wednesday, Bengaluru Urban,...

    • 34 min ago
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    Govt revises SoP

    The health department on Monday revised its SoP again. Now ministers of union government or state government ministers or officers on their official duty who are travelling across states will be exempted from quarantine

    • 36 min ago
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    HCQ stocks to last three months: Sadananda

    India has enough stocks of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to last another three months, Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers D V Sadananda Gowda said on Monday. 'The HCQ requirement is 95 lakh tablets every month. We have stocks for the next three months. Any exports will be done after ensuring we have what's required for domestic use,' Gowda told reporters. The Indian Council of Medical Research...

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    Activists, experts demand cancellation of SSLC exams

    Demanding the cancellation of Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examinations, a group of social activists and a few academicians have written to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, highlighting the risks involved in conducting the exam. In separate letters, both the academicians and the social activists including Mavalli Shankar, Kodihalli Chandrashekar, Dr Niranjanaradhya V P have urged...

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    Davangere man ends life at quarantine centre

    A 34-year-old man, who was quarantined on the district hospital premises, committed suicide by hanging himself in the toilet on Monday morning. However, his reports returned negative for coronavirus on Monday afternoon. Deceased B M Manjunath was a resident of Basapur. He was placed in quarantine as his house came under Anekonda containment zone. His throat swab sample was drawn during a random...

    • an hour ago
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    Conveyor belt of YTPS gutted in a fire mishap

    A conveyor belt carrying coal to the first unit of Yermarus Thermal Power Station (YTPS) at Chikkasugur in the district gutted in a fire accident late on Sunday night. Fire mishaps are common in conveyor belts at thermal plants during summer. The personnel would act swiftly extinguish fire whenever they spot one.But this time, it is said, the staff failed to take a timely action as the blaze reduced...

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    Lest you be denied the luscious lot in peak season

    After taking the post office route for door-delivery of mango during the lockdown and connecting farmers with RWAs for bulk sale, the Horticulture Department has roped in Flipkart to clear the mango stocks in the next few weeks of peak season. The Horticulture Department is set to enter into an agreement with the homegrown online retailer at an event to be held on Tuesday. Officials said...

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    32 fresh cases propel Udupi's Covid tally to 108

    Infections continue to mount in several districts with many interstate and international returnees, lodged in institutional quarantines, testing positive to novel coronavirus. On Monday, the state saw 93 fresh cases. It's needless to say that most of them were with a travel history to Maharashtra. The Covid-19 cases linked to Maharashtra exploded in Udupi district with 32 fresh infections in the...

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    Small scale industries' body seeks cheaper loans

    The MSMEs that are struggling amid the Covid-19 pandemic need cheaper loans in order to survive, the Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA) has sought. On Monday, KASSIA President R Raju sent a letter to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, seeking lower interest rates on loans. The letter pointed out that about 25-30% of the small and medium sector enterprises risked shutting shop...

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