Bengaluru’s daily Covid tally now higher than Chennai, Mumbai

  BENGALURU: Once lauded for its efficient Covid-19 management Bengaluru on Thursday reported more fresh positive cases in 24 hours than Mumbai and Chennai, which have been reporting huge numbers…

Covid-19 going out of control in some districts: Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday said the Covid-19 situation was “getting out of control a little” in some parts of the state, but assured citizens that…

Covid-19: How Karnataka went from ready in May to floundering in July

BENGALURU: Ahead of Unlock 1.0 in the second week of June, CM BS Yediyurappa appealed to the Centre to open up Karnataka as the state government was prepared to handle…

Bengaluru unlock 2.0 news: Today’s updatess

  BENGALURU: As the Central and state governments allow phase-wise relaxation in curbs to get the life up and running again following over two months of lockdown to prevent the…

Bengaluru to get 100 additional ambulances to ferry Covid-19 patients

  BENGALURU: Karnataka state government has directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to add 100 additional ambulances to its existing fleet of 400 ambulances. Holding a high-level meeting with…

As Bengaluru catches Covid-19 fever, business hubs feel the chill

Bengaluru’s business hubs are falling one by one to the rampant coronavirus. BENGALURU: Top revenue-generating wards in the tech hub — which accounted for 981 of the total 1,843 new…

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus July 6 Highlights: Sumalatha Ambareesh tests positive for COVID-19

BENGALURU: Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News July 6 Highlights: The government has granted leave to the employees who are aged above 50 years to facilitate sanitization of Vidhana Soudha.…

Bengaluru unlock 2.0 news: Today’s updates

BENGALURU: As the Central and state governments allow phase-wise relaxation in curbs to get the life up and running again following over two months of lockdown to prevent the spread…

1,400/million in Karnataka in quarantine; it’s 4,000 in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Karnataka has around 1,400 people per million currently in quarantine, while the number stands at more than 4,751 in Bengaluru, data from the state’s Covid-19 War Room show. Data…

Bengaluru records the highest spike with 889 cases

BENGALURU: Covid-19 problems in the city continued on Thursday, with a new record-setting 889 cases — the highest single-day spike in the state so far. This brings the total number…

Pregnant woman refused treatment at nine hospitals

BENGALURU: A pregnant woman was refused at nine hospitals and struggled for half a day before getting admission to the KC General Hospital for delivery. This despite the woman testing…

Waste workers’ Covid-19 weapons: Gloves, masks reused many times over

BENGALURU: As Bengaluru recorded nearly 1,000 cases of Covid-19 on Friday, civic workers at the forefront of keeping the city clean expressed concern that they have not been provided with…

Bengaluru bed crisis: Karnataka moves to set up app, helpline for hospital admission

BENGALURU: With people failing to find hospital beds in Bengaluru as the city witnesses a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Karnataka government is moving to set up a helpline and…

Covid-19: Govt allocates 35 acres around Bengaluru for burial grounds

BENGALURU: Following concerns by residents over the cremation and burial of Covid-19 patients at burial sites in residential localities, the state government on Thursday identified 35.18 acres in four taluks…

Bengaluru unlock 2.0 news: Today’s updates

  BENGALURU: As the Central and state governments allow phase-wise relaxation in curbs to get the life up and running again following over two months of lockdown to prevent the…

Govt ICUs full, beds short, Bengaluru battle against surge leaves ambulances stranded

BENGALURU: A system designed to centralize bed allocations in Bengaluru, with the municipal corporation given the powers to inform patients, determine the severity of their symptoms, and ensure their transfer…

Notices to 18 hospitals in Bengaluru as 52-year-old dies

BENGALURU: KARNATAKA’S Commissioner for Health and Family Welfare Services has issued a show-cause notice to 18 private and public hospitals in Bengaluru for refusing treatment to a 52-year-old, who later…

India’s GOP turns new leaf, DK Shivakumar to be sworn in online

NEW DELHI: Once identified with its khadi-clad leaders seated on the floor and reclining on bolsters, the grand old party of Indian politics, Congress, is turning a new leaf. Come…

Govt bats for home-based treatment for Covid-19 patients

BENGALURU: The rapid spike in the number of Covid-19 cases, 75% of which are asymptomatic, has prompted the government to mull over a plan to allow home-based treatment. The plan…

BMTC sends all employees aged above 50 years on leave due to Covid-19 pandemic

BENGALURU: To ensure the safety of its employees who move nearly 10 lakh commuters every day in Bengaluru, the city bus operator BMTC has decided to send on leave all…