Karnataka: Nearly 24 lakh tele-counselling sessions held since outbreak – ET HealthWorld

BENGALURU: The health and family welfare department conducted 23.8 lakh tele-counselling sessions —including 15 lakh Covid-19 patients and eight lakh people who were in quarantine — since the pandemic hit in March 2020. Of the total sessions, seven lakh were during the peak of the second wave in May this year, when most patients worried … Read more

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India reports 21,257 new cases; govt says second wave still ‘not under control’

Across world, number of Covid cases have seen consistent decline in last two months. (AP Photo) Cases of Coronavirus in India Live Updates: Even as India remains in a much better position vis-à-vis the Covid situation, the Centre has warned that the so-called second wave of infections is still ‘not under control’ and caution must … Read more

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai confident of BJP’s victory in bypolls to Sindagi, Hanagal

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday exuded confidence of the ruling BJP‘s victory in the Assembly bypolls in Sindagi and Hanagal constituencies on October 30. “Hanagal has been our constituency whereas Sindagi is a JD(S) fort but take it from me that we are 100 per cent sure of winning both the seats,” Bommai … Read more

Karnataka assembly passes bill to stop temple demolition

The BJP government in Karnataka, under fire from all corners, especially from Hindu outfits on the issue of temple demolition, finally passed a law in the state Assembly to put a break to temple demolition drive in the state. The proposed Karnataka Religious Structures (Protection) Bill 2021 was passed amid heated debate between both ruling … Read more

Rawat, Yediyurappa, Rupani: 3 BJP CMs resign in 3 months

Tirath Singh Rawat in Uttarakhand, BS Yediyurappa in Karnataka, and now Vijay Rupani in Gujarat — the BJP has replaced three chief ministers in less than three months. In a surprise move Saturday afternoon, Rupani stepped down as chief minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state where elections to the 182-member Assembly are due … Read more

CM Basavaraj Bommai to leave for Delhi today to meet BJP bosses to quell displeasure among ministers on portfolios

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will leave Wednesday for Delhi on a two-day visit as part of his efforts to quell a brewing dissatisfaction among a section of his Cabinet colleagues with their portfolios. Bommai will meet national president JP Nadda, and general secretary in-charge of Karnataka Arun Singh, among other national leaders. The chief minister, … Read more

Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway may be ready by July 2022

The 118-km six-lane Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway is expected to be completed by July next year, two months ahead of the deadline, said Mysuru-Kodagu MP Prathap Simha. “We are hopeful of completing two to three months earlier than the deadline as we are speeding things up with constant supervision and periodic reviews,” Simha told ET. There will … Read more

Covid-19: State-wide night curfew imposed in Karnataka, check what’s allowed and what’s not

Surrounded by Kerala in the South and Maharashtra in the North, the state government has also decided to take special measures for the districts that share their border with the two worst Covid-19 affected states. In view of the rising spread of Coronavirus in the state, the Karnataka government has announced a night curfew starting … Read more

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai inducts 29 ministers into his cabinet including six new faces

Twenty nine MLAs from Karnataka swore-in as ministers on Wednesday to join the cabinet of chief minister Basavaraj Bommai. The cabinet expansion took place after days of hectic parleys and discussions among the party leadership to finalise the list. Bommai got the new team of ministers exactly a week after he took oath as the … Read more

BJP names Basavaraj Bommai as new chief minister of Karnataka

The BJP legislature party on Tuesday chose Basavaraj Bommai, the 61-year old leader and home minister in the outgoing cabinet, as the new chief minister. Outgoing chief minister BS Yediyurappa proposed Bommai’s name, and the BJP MLAs endorsed the choice by a round of applause. Bommai will take oath of office as chief minister at … Read more