• Bengaluru is home to 40 pc of India’s Unicorns, Soonicorns: MP Tejasvi Surya
    New Delhi [India] (ANI): On the occasion of the National Startup Day, BJP MP and the party’s Yuva Morcha national president Tejasvi Surya on Sunday said India is currently the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world housing eighty-two unicorns.Talking to Twitter, the BJP MP said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make India the global hub for the startup in the coming days. “India is currently the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world housing 82 unicorns. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will usher in the golden era of Indian startups in the coming days and make India the global hub for startups,” Surya tweeted.While calling Bengaluru one of the world’s favourite startup destinations, the BJP MP said the Bengaluru is home to 40 per cent of India’s Unicorns and Soonicorns.“Leading India’s startup success story is my city of Bengaluru. Home to 40 per cent of India’s Unicorns and Soonicorns, Bengaluru is transforming the nation as one of the world’s favourite startup destinations,” he tweeted.“In 2021, despite the pandemic, Bengaluru topped India’s startup funding across sectors. From FinTech to DeepTech, it has become synonymous with innovation and investments. Proud to represent a city that is so culturally rooted and technologically advanced,” he said in a subsequent tweet.Earlier on Saturday, the Prime Minister said that startups are going to be the backbone of new India and said that January 16 will be celebrated as ‘National Startup Day’.“Start-ups […]
  • All hearings before Principal Bench at Bengaluru to take place virtually
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] (ANI): All hearings before Principal Bench at Bengaluru will be conducted virtually until further orders due to rising cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19, said an order from the Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka.Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi will hear cases in hybrid mode. “It is hereby notified for the information of the Members of the Bar, parties-in-person and all concerned that keeping in view the rising number of cases of Omicron Variant (COVID-19) all hearings before the Principal Bench at Bengaluru shall be through virtual mode until further orders. In the Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi, all the cases shall he heard by hybrid mode. In the Benches at Dhamad and Kalaburagi, parties-in-person shall appear through online mode and their physical appearance is not permitted,” said the order.As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 5,753 Omicron cases have been detected all over India. (Image source: Instagram)
  • Karnataka: CM Bommai holds meet for renovation, improvement of Mysuru Sugar Factory
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday held a meeting in a virtual mode with the management of the state-owned Mysuru Sugar Factory to discuss the renovation of the factory and measures to recover it from losses. Co-operative Minister ST Somashekhar, state chief secretary Ravikumar and other senior officials were present in the meeting.Earlier, the state government had halted the move to privatise the factory. Congress Legislative Party leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday participated in a protest held at the Farmers’ Protection Committee in Mandya, demanding that Karnataka retain ownership of the historical Mysuru Sugar Company Limited Factory. “The Mysore sugar factory is the only government-owned sugar mill in the state which has a total of 65 sugar factories. Therefore, I demand that the factory be kept in the state’s possession without being privatized,” said Siddaramaiah participating in the Dharani Satyagraha. Founded by Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar in the pre-independence era, the Mysugar Sugar Factory which been in profit for many years and has subsequently suffered losses. Siddaramaiah said that the government and not the farmers is responsible for the loss and the onus lies on the government to revive it. “So many state-owned factories and companies are now at a loss. The government must find out what causes the loss and revive them,” the former chief minister said. JD(S) MLA Annadani had in the state Parliament session […]
  • Karnataka govt will go ahead with Mekedatu project, says CM Bommai
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said that the state government will go ahead with the Mekedatu project. “When it comes to land and water-related issues, all political parties have worked together. Our government is committed to embracing the project, taking all political parties to confidence in the Mekedatu issue but for now, the COVID-19 epidemic third wave covered the state of Karnataka and especially Bengaluru. We need to take all necessary measures to curb COVID19,” said the Chief Minister.He further said that the health of the people of Karnataka and Bengaluru is our primary duty. “Thus commitment to perform this duty needs to be shown. The government wants the cooperation of all without violating the law governing the epidemic,” he added. Bommai said that the government has decided to take all possible measures to control this epidemic in Karnataka and Bengaluru. Earlier on Wednesday, the Karnataka High Court reprimanded the State government for not taking action in the matter of violation of COVID norms during Congress’ Mekedatu padayatra. Karnataka leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah has said that the Congress would take out the Mekedatu padayatra on Thursday. Siddaramaiah told ANI that the observations made by the court today were for the state government, not for the Congress party undertaking the padayatra. The Congress in Karnataka on Sunday began its 11-day padayatra, despite the government’s COVID-19 restrictions, demanding implementation of […]
  • Karnataka logs 14,473 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] (ANI): Karnataka logged 14,473 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, said the state government on Wednesday.With this, the active caseload in the state mounted to 73,260. As per the state health bulletin, a total of 1,40,452 samples were tested during the last 24 hours. The positivity rate stood at 10.30 per cent.With 1,356 recoveries reported during the last 24 hours, the recovery tall in the state reached 29,66,461.As many as five people succumbed to the infection during the last 24 hours. With this, the death toll in the state mounted to 38,379. (Image source: Instagram)
  • Karnataka CM reviews COVID situation
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] (ANI): In view of the surge in COVID cases, the Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to extend guidelines till the end of the month.The decision has been taken after Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday chaired a review meeting on the COVID situation via video conferencing in Bengaluru. Ministers Dr K Sudhakar, BC Nagesh, Araga Dnyanendra and senior officials attended the meeting.The rise in cases among school children was also discussed in the meeting. A decision was also taken to authorise the Deputy Commissioners of respective districts to take a call on closing schools based on the number of cases, reports from the BEOs and Health officers.Officials are instructed to arrange children’s ward, ICUs and other treatment facilities for children at Taluk and District hospitals. Education and Health department officials asked to conduct a general health checkup in schools every fortnight.District collectors and Superintendent of Police are instructed to strictly enforce COVID guidelines at public places. Instructions were issued for monitoring the health of those in home quarantine and timely distribution of health kits for them.The Chief Minister wanted the officials to strengthen the Triaging to ascertain whether an infected person needs hospitalisation or not immediately on getting the test report.It was decided to utilise the services of House Surgeons and Final Year Nursing students in the Home Isolation and Triaging process.The government decided to establish 27 COVID Care Centres in […]
  • Be it common man or big leader, all COVID-19 norm violators will be punished equally: Karnataka CM Bommai
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], (ANI): Whether it is a common man or a big leader, no distinction will be made among those found violating COVID-19 norms in the state, said Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday. “Whoever violates the Covid rules, whether a common man or a big leader, there is no differentiation. Action will be taken in a uniform way according to the law,” said Bommai.Bommai’s statements came after an FIR wasregistered against 30 members who participated in Congress padayatra for the Mekedatu project. “Government is concerned about the health of those who are participating in Mekedatu padayatra. It is the duty of the health department to check the health condition of those who take the long walk,” said Bommai and urged the participants to cooperate with the health department to do its duty efficiently. While speaking to reporters here today, Bommai advocated the need for a more intense vigil against the spread of COVID-19. “The state has registered 12,000 Covid cases yesterday, of which Bengaluru has accounted for about 9000. The positivity rate in the state has risen to 6.8 per cent and it is 10 per cent in Bengaluru. Karnataka is in the third spot in the country in Covid cases. So more precautionary measures are needed,” he added. (Image -Istangram)
  • Karnataka reports 8449 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths in the last 24 hours
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: Karnataka reported 8449 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths in the last 24 hours, the state health department informed on Friday.With the addition of new cases, the cumulative case tally in the state mounted to 30,31,052, of which 30,113 are active cases. The positivity rate stands at 4.15 per cent. As per the health bulletin, four deaths were reported in the state taking the total death toll to 38,362.A total of 505 people have been recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 29,62,548.Meanwhile, India reported 1,17,100 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the daily positivity rate in the country to 7.74 per cent, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.With this, the country’s COVID-19 case tally has gone up to 3,52,26,386.
  • Karnataka Home Minister urges Congress to “behave responsibly” and withdraw Mekedatu padayatra
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Saturday urged the Congress party to drop the plan of padayatra and “behave responsibly” after the state is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases.Jnanendra also demanded the implementation of the Mekedatu project, and cooperation with the government to combat the third wave of COVID-19. The Congress unit of Karnataka has decided to take out the padayatra from January 9.On this, Jnanendra said, “The padayatra is politically motivated and Congress should behave responsibly. The government is making all efforts to reduce the spread of the virus.”The minister further said, “Weekend and night curfews have been imposed in the state. People should cooperate with police and avoid unnecessary venturing out in the night.”The minister added that action will be initiated against those who violate the COVID-19 norms.
  • Karnataka govt makes COVID vaccine certificate mandatory for entry in public places
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: In view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the state, the Karnataka government on Friday made COVID vaccine certificate mandatory for entry in public places such as malls, markets and restaurants.Addressing mediapersons here, state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said, “There will be strict enforcement of presenting vaccination certificates, as a universal pass, before entering any public place, including markets, malls, pubs, bars, restaurants, etc.” Sudhakar further said that the travellers from other states will be tested for the presence of the virus and COVID-care centres will be set up in the state.“Travellers from other states will be tested and COVID-care centres are to be set up. We are collaborating with all hotels and educational institutions for institutional quarantine; monitoring of a uniform, transparent hospital bed management system is underway,” he added.He further said that the complete lockdown is not a matter of consideration for the government.“Lockdown is not a remedy. It is now a policy of the past. It was imposed when we did not have a remedy. Now, we know how to treat a person with an infection. Complete lockdown is not a matter of consideration for the government. That much clarity the government has because it is working to protect the lives and interests of people,” said Sudhakar.He added that the government will ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 norms.Further speaking on the Omicron variant of COVID-19, he said […]
  • Residents create decorative items from waste materials, intend to make Kalaburagi Green City
    Bengaluru(Karnataka) [India]: A resident in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi started creating decorative items during the lockdown period using the waste materials like plastic bottles and pipes and has now made over 200 items intending to make his city a Green city. Mahesh Kadechur converted waste materials into art and unique items and decorated them at his house. Speaking to ANI, Kadechur said, “I started making these items during the lockdown and till now I have made over 200 items using waste materials like plastic bottles and pipes.” He told ANI that he has been doing it since he was 6 years old and has taken it up as his hobby. A local said: “I have been knowing him for the past 20 years, he has been making decorative items for long with small things. Instead of wasting the things, he used to convert them into decoratives.
  • BJP workers have been asked to actively involve themselves in COVID management: Bommai
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers to actively involve themselves in COVID-19 management in the interest of public health.Speaking to media persons after a meeting with party State President and other office-bearers here today, Bommai said, “I have asked BJP workers to actively involve themselves in the COVID-19 management in the interest of public health.” “Party workers have also been asked to involve themselves actively in the campaign to tackle the spread of Omicron, the new variant of COVID-19,” Bommai said.“They can play a role in providing useful information to the public, spreading awareness about precautionary measures, assisting in quarantine, getting ambulance services and vaccination,” he added.Earlier on Tuesday, the Chief Minister also held a meeting with members of the COVID-19 task force and experts in Bengaluru.Meanwhile, Karnataka reported 2,479 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Of the 2,479 new cases, 2,053 cases were reported from Bengaluru. The state has 13,532 active COVID-19 cases.