Coronavirus India Latest Updates: Total officially confirmed cases reach 2902 with 68 casualties

NEW DELHI: The number of cases has doubled in India in the last three days from 1,251 on March 31 to 2,547 on April 3. Of this, over 25 per…

Coronavirus Karnataka Latest Updates: Total confirmed cases reach 128 with 4 casualties

BENGALURU: Karnataka has a total of 128 officially confirmed cases of COVID-19. The spike in the numbers is largely due to the Tablighi jamaat returnees. The three men from Belagavi…

The Evil of Tablighi Jamaat: 3 new cases test positive in state taking total linked tally to 15

Belagavi: After Bidar, three more people linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin in Delhi, tested positive for COVID-19, in Belagavi on Friday. The results for the tests came…

Rift between ministers Sudhakar and Sriramulu over Covid-19 management – CM BS Yediyurappa tasks Sureshkumar to brief media

BENGALURU: Hours after media reported on Friday that Karnataka’s COVID-19 fight had been hit by lack of coordination between health minister B Sriramulu and medical education minister K Sudhakar, the…

Lockdown Effect: Statistics indicate cybercrimes in Bengaluru dip

BENGALURU: The lockdown has had its impact on Bengaluru’s burgeoning cybercrime, but not all tech-savvy criminals, especially banking fraudsters resorting to phishing and vishing, seem to be undeterred, city police…

Karnataka government does a flip-flop on migrant workers basic needs – says no free food at Indira canteens

BENGALURU: Days after announcing it will ensure free food for migrant labourers heading out of Bengaluru and other places in Karnataka in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, the Karnataka government…

Corona lockdown effect – online companies in Bengaluru face disruption in service

BENGALURU: The ground operations of several online delivery companies were disrupted across the country on Monday as authorities, scrambling to check the spread of coronavirus, stopped delivery executives and shut…

Laptop Bhagya in Karnataka hits GST roadblock as prices spike

BENGALURU: With opposition parties exerting pressure on the BJP government over the alleged laptop procurement scam, the changing financial circumstances in the country. This includes the new GST regime, falling…

Bengaluru scientists devise a device to contain Coronavirus spread – US to test the equipment soon

BENGALURU: A device designed by an Indian scientist in Bengaluru with the potential of containing the infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing Covid-19) will soon be tested in the US…

Karnataka passes more stringent measures to contain Coronavirus spread – Quarantine violators in the state will face jail term of 6 months

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Monday said anyone who violates quarantine restrictions can be booked under provisions of the Indian Penal Code, which provides for imprisonment up to six months…

Coronavirus Karnataka Updates: CM BS Yediyurappa declares total lockdown in state till March 31; Total cases at 37

BENGALURU: With the number of Covid-19 cases on the rise, the Karnataka government on Monday announced a complete lockdown of the state till March 31 from Tuesday (March 24). Acting…

Coronavirus National Updates: Prime Minister Modi to address nation today at 8 PM; Total cases:492 with 9 casualties

NEW DELHI: The total number of positive cases in India has risen to 492 including nine deaths and 36 cured cases. Globally, 16,572 people have died. With the northeast reporting…

Madhya Pradesh Congress Crisis: Kamal Nath resigns as MP Chief Minister before floor test; Accuses BJP of destabilizing his gov’t by hijacking its MLAs

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has announced his resignation today in the press conference amid the political uncertainty in the state. In the media address, Kamal Nath has…

Karnataka government passes bill reserving 25% quota for Kannadigas in National Law School of India University in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: The legislative assembly on Thursday passed a bill that seeks to set aside 25% of seats in the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) for “students of Karnataka”.…

Bengaluru adopts ‘break-the-chain’ strategy to defeat Coronavirus spread – All textile & jewellery shops to shut down for a week in Chikpete area

BENGALURU: Textile shops in and around Chikpet are likely to shut as five associations related to the trade have asked its members to close as part of the ‘break-the-chain’ strategy…

Covid-19 Karnataka Updates: Dubai returned Kodagu man forces district into lockdown – CM BS Yediyurappa appeals people to maintain self-hygiene; Total cases at 15

BENGALURU/MADIKERI: The Kodagu administration clamped prohibitory orders on the coffee district after a 35-year-old man who had travelled to Dubai became Karnataka’s 15th Covid-19 patient on Thursday. After he arrived…

Covid-19 National Updates: PM Modi urges people to stay at home following ‘People’s Curfew’ on this Sunday; Total cases at 206

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation has asked Indians to stay at home as far as possible in the few next weeks. “You have never…

Nirbhaya rapists hanged to death in Tihar – Parents say finally justice is served even as people celebrate the closure of this heinous chapter

NEW DELHI: The four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a Delhi woman on December 16, 2012 were hanged in the darkness of pre-dawn on Friday, ending…

Karnataka state gov’t tables controversial bill aimed at reducing tenure of gram, taluk and zilla Panchayat presidents from 5 to 2.5 years

BENGALURU: The government on Wednesday tabled a controversial bill which reduces the tenure of gram, taluk and zilla panchayat presidents and vice-presidents to half — from five to two-and-a-half years.…

Civic Apathy: Bengalureans turn deaf ears on BBMP’s plea for suggestions for 2020-21 budget

BENGALURU: Two days after BBMP sought suggestions from citizens, Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and institutions for its 2020-2021 budget, not a single communication has reached the civic agency. While residents…