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CM ‘unhappy’ over campaign from within party to defame govt.

Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa is reportedly unhappy over what he sees as a “campaign” from within the party to portray his government in negative light, especially in connection with managing the pandemic. It started with party national general secretary C.T. Ravi, a former Minister in the government, saying if the deaths in Chamarajanagar were due […]

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MLA funds to ramp up rural medical infrastructure

In a first, govt. allows purchase of medical equipment under the legislators’ fund As the State scrambles to ramp up medical infrastructure with COVID-19 cases showing no sign of abating, in a first, the government has allowed purchase of medical equipment for government health facilities, especially in rural areas, under the legislators’ fund given annually. […]

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Spotlight over lack of overseeing agency in State

Districts that do not have oxygen manufacturing or refilling units are left to fend for themselves The death of 24 people on May 2 and 3, allegedly owing to shortage of oxygen highlights a larger issue that pervades the State: the absence of an agency for overseeing equitable distribution of medical oxygen to different parts […]

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Oxygen shortage deaths | War of words between Deputy Commissioners of Mysuru, Chamarajanagar continues

Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru Rohini Sindhuri clarifyied that previously, she had neither rationed nor controlled oxygen supplies to Chamarajanagar The war of words between the Deputy Commissioners of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar over the death of COVID-19 patients in Chamarajanagar district hospital due to non-availability of oxygen continued on Wednesday with the Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru […]

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Karnataka waiting for Modi to address the nation: Yediyurappa

“It is quite natural for the Centre to issue directions to the country during this time. We will follow it.” Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said that the State is awaiting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi address to the nation before deciding on the next course of action to be initiated in the State to […]

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South Western Railways cancels 72 trains due to Karnataka lockdown

It cites poor ridership on suburban and intra-State routes during period Citing poor ridership after the partial lockdown imposed by the Karnataka government, the South Western Railways (SWR) has cancelled 72 trains, most of which operated on suburban and intra-State routes. In the Bengaluru division, 38 express trains and 18 DEMU/MEMU trains have been cancelled. […]

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Hassan sees 1,495 cases

Hassan reported highest ever 1,495 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths on Sunday. With that, the total number of cases reached 41,036 and the death toll rose to 601. Five people of Hassan taluk, two from Channarayapatna, one each in Alur, Arsikere and two more from other districts are the deceased. Among the new […]