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    Siddaramaiah tests negative for Covid-19, to be discharged on August 13

    Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah has 'fully recovered' and his latest throat swab result has come negative for Covid-19, a statement from his office said Wednesday. 'Doctors have informed that Siddaramaiah will be discharged from hospital on Thursday,' the statement said. 'The throat swab test conducted for the second time has returned negative. Even his blood tests...

    • 31 min ago
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    Covid-19: Siddaramaiah tests negative, will be discharged on Aug 13

    Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is undergoing treatment for Covid-19 infection at a private hospital here has tested negative and will be discharged tomorrow, his office said on Wednesday. The Leader of Opposition in the state assembly has "completely recovered", a statement said. It said, "according to doctors the throat swab and blood test...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Rs 2.5 crore loss due to rain in Virajpet

    Virajpet Tahsildar L M Nandish said due to heavy rain losses to the tune of Rs 2.5 crore had been reported in six hoblis of the taluk. The official stated that many houses were damaged and crops were destroyed during incessant rains in the last week. Crops, including paddy and coffee, have been destroyed. The revenue department personnel have been finding it difficult to assess the exact amount of...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Karnataka to step up tracing efforts after meeting with PM Narendra Modi

    The state government on Tuesday said it will beef up its contact tracing system, which is in shambles, to identify Covid-19 patient contacts within 72 hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised its importance in reining in the pandemic. 'The PM stressed on this very clearly,' Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar told reporters after briefing Modi on the state's...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Civil services exam: Govt proposes rise in quota for disabled to 4%

    The state government has proposed increasing reservation by one percentage point for Group 'A' or 'B' to candidates who are 'persons with benchmark disability'. The government has published a draft of the amendment it proposes to make to the Karnataka Civil Services (General Recruitment) Rules, 1977. The draft is open to public feedback. At present, the rules provide 3%...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Pleas filed in Karnataka HC to postpone Comed-K exam

    A petition has been filed before the Karnataka High Court seeking postponement of Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (Comed-K) entrance examination in view of increasing cases of Covid-19. The exam is scheduled for August 19. The petition has been filed by advocate Abdulla Mannan Khan and is likely to come up for hearing this week. The petitioner stated that...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Indebted to all who made SSLC happen: CM Yediyurappa

    Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday congratulated all students who wrote the SSLC exam. He gave his administration a pat on the back for 'successfully conducting the examination' during the Covid-19 pandemic. 'My good wishes to all students who rose above the panic to write the exam,' Yediyurappa said in a statement. 'Students who fell behind in the results need not feel disheartened. I...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Over 1 lakh Covid-19 patients discharged so far in Karnataka, 6,257 new infections

    Over one lakh Covid-19 patients have been discharged so far after recovery in Karnataka,as the state on Tuesday reported 6,257 new cases and 86 fatalities. The total number of infections now stood at 1,88,611 and death toll was 3,398, the health department said. Recoveries overtook the number of cases reported on Tuesday, with 6,473 patients being discharged. Out...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Karnataka rain damages: 16 dead, over 3,000 people displaced

    As many as 16 people have died and four are still missing in floods and landslides that have affected parts of Karnataka due to torrential rains that started earlier this month. According to official data, at least 12 districts have been affected and of the 16 deaths, four each have been reported from Chikmagalur and Dakshina Kannada since August 1. Kodagu has reported two deaths while...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Won't withdraw statements on Kashi, Mathura: KSE

    Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa said he would not withdraw his statement that temples at Kashi and Mathura should be liberated from mosques, even if he has to spend his whole life in jail. Speaking to media persons here, he said mosques have been constructed at Mathura and Kashi by demolishing temples. They were the religious centres of Hindus. Those, who visit these...

    • 16 hrs ago

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