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COVID-19: Karnataka ministers, legislators to take 30% pay cut for a year

Bengaluru: Ministers and Members of Legislature in Karnataka will take a 30 per cent cut each in their salaries and allowances to fund the fight against coronavirus in the state, for a year. An ordinance to reduce the salaries of ...

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Excise officials seize over 5k litres of illegally stored liquor during raids

Bengaluru: Excise officials have confiscated over 5000 litres of liquor during raids conducted between March 27 to April 5 at various places. Though liquor stores are shut due to the nation-wide lockdown, black marketers had hoarded alcohol stock at petty ...

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Karnataka HC fines psychiatrist for filing PIL to open liquor shops

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High court has directed a psychiatrist, Dr. Vinod G Kulkarni, to donate Rs 10,000 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for filing a PIL, seeking directions to the state to open wine shops during the lockdown period. A ...

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Possibility of ending lockdown on April 14 looks unlikely: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday Apri 8 hinted that the lockdown might not end on April 14 amid rising number of coronavirus cases in the country. At an interactive meet held by Modi with floor leaders of ...

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12 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka, tally rises to 175, 25 discharged so far

Bengaluru: Twelve new positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, taking the total number of affected in the state to 175, the Health department said on Tuesday. Of the 175 positive cases, 25 have been discharged, it said. “Twelve ...

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Lockdown Effect: Elderly person in Karnataka dies of starvation

Belagavi: Beggars, refugees and the poor have been suffering ever since the announcement of country-wide lockdown due to the spread of Coronavirus. An elderly man on Sunday was found dead inside a KSRTC Bus Stand at Athani town here. It ...

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Covid-19 hotspot: #FreeKasargodFromKL trends on Twitter

Mangaluru: Since Tuesday, March 31 #MakeUTOfKasargod #FreeKasargodFromKL has started trending. It is alleged that certain residents of the district, fed up by Kerala government’s inaction in preventing the spread of COVID-19, have started this new movement. Various accounts and pages too ...

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Infosys Foundation partners Narayana Health City to open quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients

Bengaluru: Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, on Wednesday said it has partnered Narayana Health to open a 100-room quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients in the vicinity of Narayana Health City in Bengaluru. The facility, aimed at serving patients ...

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COVID-19 lockdown: State govt postpones second PU exam

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Education Minister Suresh Kumar on Sunday, March 22 informed that the 2PU exam which was scheduled to take place on Monday, March 23 has been postponed. The move comes after a lockdown was announced in nine districts of ...

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COVID-19: BSY announces free ration for all for 2 months

Bengaluru: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday informed that the government will be giving free ration to all in one go for the next two months as the number of positive cases in the state reached 20. Addressing media persons he ...

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BSY appeals for support to ‘Janata Curfew’

Bengaluru: Appealing for support to the Prime Minister’s call for observing ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has asked people not to come on roads immediately after the end of curfew ...

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Bengaluru: Warehouse with counterfeit hand sanitizers busted

Bengaluru: City police on Friday, March 20 busted a warehouse with more than 8000 counterfeit hand sanitizers worth more than Rs 50 lakhs. The police have arrested two persons. The arrested are said to be owners of chemical firms at New ...

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New Covid-19 case in Karnataka; total number of infections 15

Bengaluru: A new novel coronavirus case was reported in Karnataka on Thursday, taking the total number of infections to 15 in the State, Health Minister B Sriramulu said. This is the first COVID-19 infection confirmed in Kodagu, he said. “This ...

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Bengaluru Auqaf board advise restriction on Juma prayers

Bengaluru: As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Karnataka State Board of Auqaf has issued an advisory to mosques, dargahs and other religious institutions, requesting them to conclude the Friday congregation in 15 minutes for the ...

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