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    Karnataka's COVID-19 recovery rate crosses 50%

    BENGALURU: Seems that the Karnataka's Corona express has slowed a bit. After a gap of one week the fresh Corona positive case load has come down below 5,000 mark. It should be noted that since July 23 till date, except twice the fresh cases load has been over 5,000. On a positive note the state's recovery rate is faring well and has crossed 50 percent and stands at 54.36 percent. Bengaluru's...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    743 Tirupati temple staff test positive for COVID-19

    Tirupati: As many as 743 staff of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) including including some priests of the Lord Venkateswara shrine at Tirumala have tested positive for COVID-19 and three have succumbed to the virus since June 11, a top TTD official said. Of the 743 infected, three employees succumbed to the dreaded contagion and about 402 personnel have recovered so far from...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Over 700 people in relief camps even as rains subside in Kodagu

    Mysuru: Rains have subsided in Kodagu district of Karnataka but for the residents of Talacauvery there has been no relief from anxiety. The chief priest of the temple, Narayan Achar continues to be missing. Five people were missing after massive landslides from the Bahmagiri hills crushed a house in Talacauvery on Thursday. Of these five, rescue personnel have been able to find...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    After fighting COVID-19, Karnataka CM Yediyurappa discharged from hospital

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has recovered 'completely' from COVID-19 and was on Monday discharged from a private hospital, the state government said. The 77-year old leader was admitted to the Manipal Hospital on August 2 after he tested positive for coronavirus. "After recovering from COVID-19 completely, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    L&T Metro Rail to invoke force majeure clause for loss of ops in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad: With uncertainty looming over resumption of metro rail services in Hyderabad, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited may invoke the force majeure clause in its deal with the Telangana government seeking extension of the concession period equivalent to the time it could not operate due to the lockdown, the company has said in its latest annual report. The...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    Andhra's new industrial policy holds out juicy land sops for investors

    Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh government on Monday unveiled its new Industrial Policy 2020-23 identifying 10 thrust areas to propel economic growth, with manufacturing as the high priority sector that would create large scale employment. The government has identified industrial zoning as a key focus area to ensure planned industrial development and provide a risk-free,...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Cop arrested in Sathankulam custodial torture case dies of COVID-19

    Madurai: One of the 10 policemen arrested in connection with the custodial torture and murder of a father-son duo at Sathankulam in Thoothukudi district has died of COVID-19, police said. Special sub-inspector Paul Durai (56) died at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) in Madurai early Monday. Paul Durain was one of the 10 policemen arrested in connection with the alleged...

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    Karnataka health minister Sriramulu tests corona positive

    Bengaluru: Karnataka health minister Sriramulu has become the latest politician to be infected by Covid-19. He has checked in to the government-run Bowring Hospital on Sunday evening. Sriramulu revealed on Twitter he tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday. He explained that he had had fever on Sunday morning and so got himself tested for coronavirus. The minister said his...

    • 2 days ago
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    Asked if I am an Indian for not speaking in Hindi at airport: Kanimozhi

    Chennai: DMK MP Kanimozhi on Sunday said a Central Industrial Security Force officer asked her if she was an Indian, when she asked the woman official to speak in Tamil or English. "Today at the airport a CISF officer asked me if 'I am an Indian,' when I asked her to speak to me in Tamil or English as I did not know Hindi. I would like to know from when being indian is...

    • 2 days ago
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    Mizoram governor wrote 13 books during lockdown

    Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has released 'Corona Kavithakal', a collection of poems, written by Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai during the lockdown. The governor has recently penned at least 13 books in English and Malayalam. During the book release function held in Raj Bhavan on Saturday, Zoramthanga applauded the governor for his extraordinary achievement. Two more books,...

    • 2 days ago