Monday, August 10, 2020


11 states yet to start free food distribution under PMGKAY-2.0'

NEW DELHI:Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan said that nearly 62 per cent of the foodgrain for July quota under the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-2.0) has been distributed among 49.87 crore beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) but 11 states and UTs have not yet started free distribution of foodgrain in July.

K'taka takes crowdsourcing route to draw cycling maps in B'luru

BENGALURU:Karnataka's Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) has invited city cycling enthusiasts to mark the routes where they prefer cycling lanes, considering cycling picking up traction during Coronavirus and also for being a socially distanced personal transport option, an official said on Saturday.

Pall of gloom descends on Powai after AI Express pilot's death

MUMBAI:A pall of gloom descended on the Powai suburb in north-east Mumbai following the death of Capt Deepak V. Sathe, the pilot of the Air India Express flight that skidded off the runaway at the "table top" Kozhikode airport on Friday evening, leaving at least 14 dead.

K'taka to build yatri nivas for state pilgrims in Ayodhya

BENGALURU:Anticipating a huge number of pilgrims from Karnataka to start visiting Ayodhya following the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday requested his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath for two acres of land to build a 'yatri nivas' (guest house).

E-Course on Learning to Teach Online; Transition from Blackboard to Broadband

CHANDIGARH: In the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, online and blended learning is now an educational fact of life. Developing Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning is a new program designed to support teachers to prepare for the upcoming school year. An online survey was conducted by IQAC, Dev Samaj College of Education during the trying circumstances amid the coronavirus pandemic when the schools & colleges across India have been shut since mid-March.

Karnataka Class 10 board exam results to be out on Monday

BENGALURU:The results of the Karnataka Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board exams would be declared on Monday, over a month after they were held across the state amid the coronavirus pandemic, an official said on Friday.

Bengaluru police arrest gangster Ravi Pujari's associate

BENGALURU:Iqlaq Qureshi, an associate of captured gangster Ravi Pujari, has been arrested for his role in the 2007 Shabnam Developers case, an official said on Friday.
"Qureshi, an accused in the 2007 Shabnam Developers shootout case, has been arrested," Central Crime Branch (CCB) Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Kuldeep Jain told IANS.

Play ShareChat videos in WhatsApp soon on iOS, Android

NEW DELHI:Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature to allow ShareChat users to play videos within its main app via the picture-in-picture (PIP) mode.

5 feared to be buried alive in K'taka hill landslide

MADIKERI(Karnataka):Five persons, including a head priest, are feared to have been buried alive after a house collapsed due to a landslide in Karnataka's Brahmagiri hill, police said on Friday.

Handloom Day: Modi urges people to be 'Vocal for Handmade'

NEW DELHI:On National Handloom Day on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted those associated with the handloom and handicrafts sector and urged people to strengthen efforts towards a self-reliant India.

Karnataka to provide relief aid in flood-hit districts

BENGALURU:The Karnataka government would provide Rs 10,000 immediate relief to families affected by heavy rains and flooding in districts across coastal, central and southern areas of the state, an official said on Thursday.

Immunity boosting rotis and hot brews to fight Covid

BENGALURU:Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan on Thursday launched eight startup-developed products to help in the fight against coronavirus.

K'taka Minister, two JD-S MLAs test positive for COVID-19

BENGALURU:Karnataka Minister of Cooperation S.T. Somashekar and two Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) legislators -- G.T. Devegowda and Naganagouda Kandkur tested positive for coronavirus and are under treatment, an official said on Thursday.

Veteran communist leader Shyamal Chakraborty dies of Covid

 KOLKATA:Veteran leader of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Shyamal Chakraborty, passed away at a private hospital here on Thursday. He was tested positive for Covid and was admitted to hospital on July 29.

Centre releases Rs 890 cr as 2nd instalment to fight Covid

 NEW DELHI:The Central Government on Thursday released Rs 890.32 crore as the second instalment of the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package to 22 states and union territories.

Unauthorised railway e-ticket sellers arrested in B'luru

BENGALURU:Special teams of Railway Protection Force (RPF) of South Western Railway (SWR) zone's Bengaluru Division has arrested six persons for selling unauthorized e-tickets, an official said on Thursday.

'K'taka temples cannot revive revenues unless normalcy returns'

BENGALURU:As much as 50 to 60 per cent of revenue loss is being reported by Karnataka temples due to lack of footfalls and it cannot be reversed unless things turn normal again, said an official on Thursday.

Irrespective of Covid, K'taka pvt hospitals can't turn away patients

BENGALURU:No private hospital in Karnataka can turn away a patient without attending to him or her, irrespective of the Coronavirus status, an official has said.

Mixed response to reopened gyms, yoga centres in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: As hundreds of gyms and yoga centres in Bengaluru reopened on Wednesday after remaining shut for over four months due to the extended Covid-induced lockdown, the response on the first day was mixed due to various reasons.

Dream come true: K'taka CM on Ram Mandir Bhoomi Puja

BENGALURU: On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said it was a dream come true for him to witness the moment and went nostalgic on Wednesday.

Rs 50 cr released for relief works in flood-hit Karnataka

BENGALURU:Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has released Rs 50 crore for rescue and relief works in heavy rain-cum-flood-hit districts across the state, an official said on Wednesday.

HP expands PC manufacturing in India with Chennai facility

NEW DELHI:In a fillip to the 'Make in India' initiative, PC and printer HP Inc on Wednesday said it has started PC manufacturing operations at electronics giant Flex's facility in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.

40 candidates from Karnataka crack UPSC exam

BENGALURU: As many as 40 candidates from Karnataka have cracked the 2019 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services examination to bag jobs in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS)and others, an official said on Wednesday.

Legacy of India's unity is in its diversity, must be upheld: Mamata

KOLKATA:On the day when the nation is celebrating the 'bhumi pujan' ceremony of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the nation has always upheld its legacy of unity in diversity.

Special prayers in K'taka for Ram Temple event in Ayodhya

BENGALURU:Special prayers in all temples across Karnataka will mark the ground-breaking ceremony of the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, an official said on Wednesday.

Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA arrests 2 more accused

NEW DELHI:The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said that it arrested two more people in connection with its probe into the Kerala gold smuggling case, taking the number of those held so far to 12.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar not invited to Ram Temple's bhumi puja

BENGALURU:Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who had mediated in the Ram Janmaboomi - Babri Masjid dispute, did not receive an invitation to attend the Ram Temple bhumi puja in Ayodhya on Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday.

Will not spare any politician or Public servant found complicit in Hooch tragedy: Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: Asserting that he will finish the liquor mafia in the state, Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Tuesday said no one, whether a politician or a public servant, will be spared if found complicit in the hooch deaths.

Ayodhya to be decorated with tonnes of flowers

AYODHYA:Ayodhya will be decorated with nearly 400 quintals of flowers for the 'bhumi pujan' of the Ram temple on Wednesday.
The blue 'aparajita' or Vishnukanta flowers, that are grown in the rural parts of Bengaluru, have been brought in to the holy city for the much-awaited occassion.

Conspirators behind Mujib killing, Hasina rally attack still active'

DHAKA:Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has urged every Bangladeshi to remain alert against the conspirators behind the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15, 1975 and grenade attack at Sheikh Hasina's rally here on August 21, 2004.

Nothing to worry, will be discharged soon: Yediyurappa

BENGALURU:Allaying fears about his health after testing Covid positive, an upbeat Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday assured people that there was "nothing to worry about" and he would be discharged from the hospital soon.

Bengal BJP urges Mamata to withdraw statewide lockdown on Aug 5

KOLKATA:The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) West Bengal unit has appealed to the Mamata Banerjee-led state government to withdraw the statewide lockdown on August 5, the day on which the 'Bhoomi Pujan' for the proposed Ram temple is scheduled in Ayodhya.

K'taka Cong worker held for derogatory tweet on Amit Shah

BENGALURU:A Karnataka Congress worker, who is reportedly associated with the social media unit of the party, was arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Twitter, an official said on Monday.

Yediyurappa's 6 staffers test positive for coronavirus

BENGALURU:Six persons, including a woman working at the official residence of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa here, also tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Monday.

K'taka doctor cheers up Covid patients with birthday bash

BALLARI(Karnataka):A 28-year-old doctor from Karnataka's Ballari district has celebrated his birthday with coronavirus patients to cheer them up as most of them are gloomy in isolation, said an official on Monday.

Karnataka CM's daughter too tests Covid positive

BENGALURU:After Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa tested Covid positive on Sunday night, his youngest daughter B.Y. Padmavati was found to have been infected with the disease, an official said on Monday.

Rail museum in north Karnataka showcases heritage, artefacts

HUBBALLI(Karnataka):The newly set up rail museum in north Karnataka's Hubballi showcases heritage and artefacts of the Indian Railways that takes visitors down its memory lane.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa tests Covid positive

BENGALURU:Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to a private hospital, an official said on Sunday night.

New dedicated Covid hospital in Bengaluru soon: Minister

BENGALURU:A 200-bed dedicated hospital for Covid patients would soon be opened in central Bengaluru later this month, Karnataka Medical Education Minister D.K. Sudhakar announced on Sunday.

Will CPI-M contest Rajya Sabha seat from Kerala?

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:With the Election Commission announcing August 24 as the date for electing a Rajya Sabha member from Kerala, all eyes are on the ruling CPI-M -- will it name own candidate or allow the ally that held the seat to contest.