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    Karnataka govt moves SC against Kerala HC's order on lifting road blockade

    The Karnataka government on Thursday approached the Supreme Court challenging the Kerala High Court's order for the lifting of the blockade on the National Highway linking to Kerala, saying it would lead to "disastrous consequences" and "serious outbreak" of COVID-19. The state government contended there was an "extreme urgency" to pass the...

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    Karnataka: MCC lifts ban on poultry sale

    Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) lifted the ban on poultry sale on Thursday. The poultry shops are allowed to sell chicken three days a week. The civic body had banned sales of poultry following the outbreak of bird flu in the city on March 16. MCC Commissioner Gurudatta Hegde lifted the ban as Animal Husbandry department confirmed no more bird flu. Hence, the stalls are allowed to sell meat, chicken and egg...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    COVID-19 helpline in Mandya hit by manpower shortage

    The Helpline 1077, launched by district administration to respond to the queries related to COVID-19, has turned out to be a failure in the district, due to lack of manpower. There are no dedicated personnel to attend to the helpline and is being managed by the control room. Those calling the helpline do not get the necessary information, people complained. As the district administration had...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Mandya: Free milk for 18,000 families from today

    The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) will be distributing free milk to 18,000 families, from April 3, till the lockdown is lifted, said Deputy Commissioner M V Venkatesh. Every day, 10,000 litres of milk would be distributed among the slum dwellers and destitute. The KMF officials have given approval. Discussions have been held with the taluk-level officials, the volunteers of Red Cross Society...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa distributes free milk to urban poor amid COVID-19 crisis

    Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday began distributing milk packets to the urban poor here. This comes a day after he announced procurement of unsold milk from producers and its free distribution to the poor facing hardship during the lock down in the state. The Chief Minister marched through narrow lanes of slums in Ashwath Nagar and handed...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    COVID-19: Lack of manpower, helpline goes kaput in Mandya

    The helpline (1077), launched by the district administration to respond to the queries related to COVID-19, has turned out to be a failure in Mandya district, due to lack of manpower. There is no dedicated personnel to attend to the helpline and is being managed by the control room. Those calling 1077 helpline do not get the necessary information, complain the people. As the district...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa downplays ASHA worker incident

    Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa played down the alleged assault on an ASHA worker, performing COVID-19 surveys, as a minor incident and urged people who have come in contact with Tableeg Jamaat workers who attended the Nizamuddin congregation in Delhi, to be tested. To a query at a media briefing, Yediyurappa said, "It was a minor incident. The government is trying to convince...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    391 persons from Karnataka who visited Tablighi Jamaat quarantined: CM B S Yediyurappa

    After Nizamuddin in Delhi became one of the hotspots of coronavirus cases, 391 persons from Karnataka who visited Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi have been quarantined. Ninety-one persons from Bidar attended the Tablighi event and 11 tested positive for COVID-19, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said Thursday. Briefing reporters after a video conference with...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Karnataka CM plays down ASHA worker incident

    Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa played down the alleged assault on an ASHA worker, performing COVID-19 surveys, as a minor incident and urged people who have come in contact with Tableeg Jamaat workers who attended the Nizamuddin congregation in Delhi, to be tested. To a query at a media briefing, Yediyurappa said, "It was a minor incident. The government is trying to convince people. In view of...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Wait till April 14 for alcohol, quips Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa

    For the ones looking for alcohol in Karnataka, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has an answer -- wait till April 14. During a press conference on Thursday, a question on the availability of alcohol in the state was thrown at the CM to which he jokingly said that people would have to wait till April 14 for alcohol. Yediyurappa was flanked by the Minister of Revenue Department R...

    • 9 hrs ago

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