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File photo of B.S. Yediyurappa | ANI Photo

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa goes into home quarantine after staff tests positive for Covid

According to a close aide of the CM, his office-cum-residence has been sealed for 5 days for sanitisation. This is the second time the office has been shut due to Covid.
Chinnaswamy Stadium | Commons

RCB homeground Chinnaswamy stadium to serve as Covid care centre in Bengaluru

The iconic stadium in Bengaluru spread across 18 acres is believed to have a seating capacity of 40,000, and 70-odd rooms.
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Karnataka govt to deploy robots to help doctors monitor Covid patients

A US-based robotics company has been roped in by Karnataka government, and a trial run using robots at a Covid care facility begins Thursday.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Go online but don’t go overboard — how Karnataka panel wants govt to regulate classes

On 15 June, Karnataka government tasked a 14-member panel with studying the feasibility of online classes amid the pandemic. The panel submitted its report Tuesday.
A file photo of Karnataka Water Resources Minister and BJP leader Ramesh Jarikholi. | Photo: Commons

Funded Congress’ cooker distribution in 2018, will spend for BJP win now: Karnataka minister

Targetting his former party’s Belagavi Rural MLA, Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarikholi says he had funded Laxmi Hebbalkar’s 2018 assembly poll campaign.
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.
A fisherman in Cochin, Kerala | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Why Kerala is spending Rs 1 crore on private weather agencies despite IMD providing data

Kerala officials say IMD data is not refined or specific enough to provide alerts at the block level, impeding disaster management. 
Karnataka Health Minister B. Sriramulu | Photo: @sriramulubjp | Twitter

Karnataka to make striking contracted doctors permanent, but with a performance rider

State Health Minister Sriramulu says contracted doctors’ other demand for a salary hike has already been met, and urges them to get back to fighting Covid-19.

Have beds, ventilators but no one to treat Covid patients — Bengaluru doctor in viral video

Dr Taha Mateen of HSB Hospital in Bengaluru says the facility isn't the only one facing a shortage of doctors and nurses to treat Covid-19 patients.
Karnataka Congress chief D.K. Shivakumar on his way to hoist the national flag at the party office in Bengaluru on 2 July 2020 | Twitter | @DKShivakumar

Congress puts up grand digital show as DK Shivakumar officially takes over as Karnataka chief

The party put up over 12,000 LEDs in 6,608 panchayats and connected with nearly 10 lakh people via Facebook, Zoom and regional channels.

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Kanpur's wanted criminal Vikas Dubey | ThePrint

Brahmin pride and pain flood Facebook after Vikas Dubey’s encounter killing

For many social media users, gangster Vikas Dubey was first and foremost a Brahmin — a ‘tiger’ whose killing is just another ‘atrocity’ on the community under 'Thakur' CM Yogi Adityanath.
File image of SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Not ‘overworried’ about NPAs, no need for a blanket moratorium extension: SBI chairman

SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar said the extension of the loan moratorium may be needed only for certain specific stressed sectors.


Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
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.