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    K'taka COVID-19 update: 8364 new cases, 10815 discharges, 114 deaths on Sep 18

    Bengaluru: On September 18, across the State, 8,364 new cases of COVID-19 were reported along with discharges of 10,815 people after recovering from the virus and 114 virus-related deaths. The total number of cases recorded in the State till date is 5,11,346, out of these 98,564 cases are active and under treatment. The total death toll of the State due to the virus is...

    • 7 hrs ago
  • National

    Parliament's monsoon session likely to be curtailed, may end by mid-next week

    New Delhi: The ongoing monsoon session of Parliament is likely to be curtailed and may end by the middle of next week in view of the threat of the COVID-19 spread among parliamentarians, official sources said on Saturday. At a meeting of the business advisory committee of Lok Sabha, which has floor leaders of all parties besides the government representatives and is...

    • 9 hrs ago
  • National

    Farm bills undermine food security system: Congress

    New Delhi: The farm bills brought by the government undermine the food security system, the Congress claimed on Saturday and urged opposition parties to collectively oppose the bills so that they do not become law in their present form. Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram said that the Congress's 2019 poll manifesto was based on foundational principles of minimum...

    • 10 hrs ago
  • Big 40 News

    Bail hearing of Ragini, Sanjjanaa postponed to September 21

    Bengaluru: The NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) special court in Bengaluru has adjourned the hearing into the bail petition filed by Kannada actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani to September 21. The bail hearing was scheduled to be held today. However, with this development, both the actresses will have to spend two more days at the Parapana Agrahara Jail. Earlier...

    • 10 hrs ago
  • State

    KSNDMC forecasts heavy rainfall for 2 days in some parts of K'taka

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) on Saturday, September 19 forecasted moderate and heavy rainfall in different parts of the State. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected to fall over Bidar, Kalburgi, Raichur, Vijayapura, Yadgir, Koppala, Belagavi, Bagalkote, Gadag, Dharwad, Haveri, and Bellary districts till the morning of September 21....

    • 10 hrs ago
  • State

    Udupi's Sri Krishna Math to open for devotees from Sept 28

    Udupi: After nearly six months, Udupi’s Sri Krishna Math will open for devotees from September 28 between 2-5 pm only. The Math was closed for devotees from March 22 due to the nationwide lockdown to control spread of infection. The decision to allow devotees at the Math, was informed at a press conference held here on Saturday, September 19. The devotees will have to follow the...

    • 11 hrs ago
  • National

    West Bengal has become home to illegal bomb-making: Governor Dhankhar on NIA arrests

    Kolkata: West Bengal has become “home to illegal bomb-making” and the state administration cannot escape its accountability for the “alarming decline” in law and order, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Saturday. The governor’s comments came after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested nine terrorists associated with a Pakistan-sponsored...

    • 12 hrs ago
  • International

    2 killed, 14 wounded in shooting at US party: Police

    Washington: Two people were killed and 14 wounded early Saturday in a shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York state, police said. Officers responding to reports of gunfire in the area found a “chaotic scene” with about 100 people running in various directions, interim police chief Mark Simmons told reporters. “In total we have 16 confirmed victims of shooting. And I’m sad to...

    • 12 hrs ago
  • State

    DyCM Ashwathnarayan tests Covid19 +ve, goes into home isolation

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister has tested positive for coronavirus infection. The minister revealed this information in a tweet on Saturday and requested those who came in contact with him to take necessary precautions. “In anticipation of the upcoming Assembly sessions, I underwent a #COVID19 test on Saturday and my results have returned positive. I am asymptomatic and...

    • 12 hrs ago
  • Science & Technology

    Most homemade masks block large cough droplets, even as single layer: Study

    Mumbai: Scientists examined the effectiveness of common household fabrics used in homemade masks in blocking droplets generated by coughing and sneezing, and have found that they are considerably protective even as a single layer. While earlier studies have focussed on the transfer of tiny, nanoscale aerosol particles through masks, the researchers from the University of...

    • 13 hrs ago