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Karnataka police personnel are tested for Covid-19 at a station in Bengaluru | Representational image | ANI

Bengaluru corporation is blamed as sudden Covid spike unravels city’s fight against virus

'Community transmission', lack of coordination and lax contact tracing are being cited for the surge in cases, with authorities laying the blame on the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.
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Siddaramaiah moves to Mysuru as Covid cases among political leaders rise in Bengaluru

According to officials, even though Siddaramaiah tested negative for the virus, he decided to move on the advice of his son Dr Yathindra.
Testing for Covid-19 in process in Bangalore (Representational Image) | ANI Photo

Bengaluru man dies after 18 hospitals ‘deny admission’, govt issues notice to 9

The 53-year-old man, who had fever and breathlessness, tested Covid-positive two days after his death. He died moments before he was to be admitted to a govt-run hospital.
The two startups have filed cases against each other | Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

Two real estate startups in Bengaluru accuse each other of data theft, file counter FIRs

Startups MyGate and NoBroker have accused each other of planting employees to steal data and leak confidential information.
File photo of a heavy traffic jam in Bengaluru

Finance ministry clears suburban rail for traffic-choked Bengaluru, MP says land survey on

The 148.17-km project now awaits approval from Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. It is hoped the rail network will rid Bengaluru of its infamous traffic snarls.
File photo | A view of the Outer Ring Road as shot with a drone camera during coronavirus lockdown, in Bengaluru, Saturday, 18 April | PTI

How big city Bengaluru managed to beat coronavirus while Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai struggle

Bengaluru has recorded just 732 cases as of 15 June even as Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai have contributed 38% of the country’s over 3.42 lakh cases.   
Bangalore airport | Wiki Commons

Mysterious loud thundering sound creates flutter in Bengaluru, leaves city puzzled

The sound ‘boom’ was heard across the city from Kempegowda International Airport off Devanahalli in the north to Kengeri and Electronic City in the South.
Police personnel stops vehicles for enquiry during the lockdown amid rising cases of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus in Bengaluru on Tuesday. | ANI

Bengaluru has controlled infection spread, will flatten Covid curve soon: Civic commissioner

In an interview to ThePrint, BBMP commissioner Anil Kumar, however, cautioned that there is a possibility of a secod wave.
File image of Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa | Photo: PTI

Karnataka budget focuses on Bengaluru, lion’s share kept to ease city traffic

Presenting his seventh budget, CM Yediyurappa does not announce any major schemes or flagship projects, admits Karnataka under severe financial distress. 
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Christ statue removed in Bengaluru after ‘Hindu groups’ claim cemetery land was misused

Police say some Hindu groups complained that land on which the statue had come up was allotted for cemetery. Local Christians claim outsiders trying to create tension.

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A health worker screens the patient quarantined next door at the High Speed Rail Training Institute in Vadodara | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Coronavirus crisis is India’s chance to bring health reforms stalled by British colonial rule

Unlike 1991, this is not an economic crisis. India can take the lesson from the last similar healthcare crisis that the world faced in Spanish flu — reform or perish.
File photo of Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on 24 October

Protect bankers, act against miscreants with full force of law: Finance ministry tells states

In a letter to all state chief secretaries, the finance ministry sought proactive and preventive measures amid rising incidents of violence against bankers on bank premises.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.