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    Covid-19 going out of control in some districts: Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa

    Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday said the Covid-19 situation was 'getting out of control a little' in some parts of the state, but assured citizens that authorities were taking necessary steps. 'In some districts, it's getting out of control a little.

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    'Fixed term workmen' will hit jobs for middle-aged: unions

    The Labour department's notification amending the Karnataka Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules to reintroduce 'fixed term workmen' will be a 'blow to permanent employment and job security,' trade unions have cautioned. According to trade unions, the amendment will indirectly empower industries to hire and fire labourers at will, and primarily affect middle-aged employees....

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    Man from Mysuru dies in Malaysia, body reaches home after seven months

    The dead body of a man who died in Malasiya reached his native in the Mysuru after seven months. Sumanth of Periyapatna died in Malasiya in December 2019. Since then the family members had made several futile attempts to bring back his body. However, the body was airlifted and ended up reaching Tamil Nadu. The body finally landed in Periyapatna on Tuesday and the final rites...

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    Top health official in home quarantine

    The office of Jawaid Akthar, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, in Vikas Soudha has been sealed. Akhtar is under home quarantine. The development came after he came in contact with a government official who visited his office tested positive. The office has been sanitised and the employees there had been been asked to go into home quarantine.

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    Meeting to discuss UG, PG exams today

    The state government will take a decision on modalities to conduct examinations for undergraduate and postgraduate courses by Wednesday. Following the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the higher education minister has convened a meeting with experts and vice-chancellors to discuss the issue on Wednesday. Sources said that the department will take a decision after the meeting on...

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    Covid-19: 1,498 new cases and 15 deaths in Karnataka

    Karnataka on Tuesday reported 1,498 new Covid-19 cases and 15 fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 26,815 and the death toll to 416, the health department said. The day also saw 571 patients getting discharged after recovery, even as 279 patients in the state are undergoing treatment at Intensive Care Units. Out of the 1,498 cases reported on Tuesday, 800 were from Bengaluru...

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    Ban on tourists imposed in Kodagu

    Barely a few days after the Chikkamagaluru district administration advising tourists to cut short visits to the hilly district, Kodagu has toed a similar line with the Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy ordering the closure of all hotels, resorts and homestays on Tuesday. Though the Kodagu Hotels' Association and Kodagu Homestays' Association have suggested a voluntary lockdown, several homestays and...

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    Covid tally: State breaches 25k mark

    Karnataka breached the 25,000 mark more than a month earlier than the state war room prediction. The war room had predicted that by the state will have 25,000 cases by August 15. However, the count reached 25,317 on July 7 itself. Karnataka reported 1,498 new cases, 800 of them from Bengaluru alone, on Tuesday. With this the number of active cases mounted to 14,385. There are 143 patients in the ICU. The...

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    Steely resolve sees constables through

    For 26-year-old police constable Suresh, the past few months have been a trial by fire. One of the biggest crises was when stranded migrant workers turned up in the hundreds and camped out in the police station, asking for help. As someone who was fluent in Hindi, Suresh took it on himself to get their paperwork in order, so they could board the trains headed home. Now, in addition to his regular duties as...

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    Congress MLA who tested positive for Covid-19 attended KPCC chief takeover function

    Congress MLA H D Ranganath testing positive for Covid-19 has become a cause of concern in the Congress circle here as he had attended a function where D K Shivakumar formally took over as the state party chief recently. A medical doctor, Ranganath from Kunigal constituency in Tumakuru district has been admitted to a private hospital here city after he tested...

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