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Former Capgemini Group COO Delaporte appointed Wipro's CEO, MD
Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) IT major Wipro on Friday announced the appointment of Thierry Delaporte as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company with effect from July 6, 2020.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Stranded labourers return to Mangaluru from Lakshadweep
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Nineteen people, mostly labourers, who were stuck in Lakshadweep islands due to the lockdown, have returned to Mangaluru in a ship, an official said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Asked for fewer flights from 5 states, not ban: K'taka minister (Ld)
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) The Karnataka government has requested the Civil Aviation Ministry to reduce the number of flights from five states hit hard by Covid-19 and not a blanket ban on them, a minister clarified on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Karnataka Dy CM calls for raising open varsity admissions
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan on Thursday directed the higher education department to take measures to increase open university enrolment.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
Karnataka to create state health register for better services
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) The Karnataka government has launched a pilot programme for a 'State Health Register' to gather health insights on the state populace for providing better healthcare services in the future, a minister said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
K'taka to harness TV for education, writes to Centre
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Amid uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has disrupted school education in Karnataka, the state government is seeking the help of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to televise classes, a state minister said on Tuesday.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
Karnataka Police to induct 50 dogs at Rs 2.5 crore
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) As many as 50 dogs will be inducted into the police dog squad in Karnataka at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore to strengthen the force, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
K'taka COVID tally spikes as domestic travellers to 3 states return (Ld)
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Returnees from domestic travel to three Indian states led to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Karnataka with 101 new infections, raising the state's tally to 2,283, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka farmers team up with Flipkart for home delivery of mangoes
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Karnataka farmers are teaming up with e-commerce major Flipkart for the home delivery of mangoes, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Maharashtra returnees add to Karnataka's Covid caseload
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Returnees from domestic travel to Maharashtra continue to test Covid positive and add to Karnataka's caseload, while even as two patients succumbed to the virus and 93 turned positive, raising the state's tally to 2,182, an official said on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
After Gowda episode, K'taka exempts ministers, officials from quarantine
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) The Karnataka government exempted Union and state ministers and officials from quarantine, which it made mandatory for all entering the state from other states or overseas to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, a top official said on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Summer showers cool Bengaluru on Sunday, more expected
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Amid scorching summer temperatures in most southern states where mercury is peaking in the mid-40s Celsius, heavy rain lashed Bengaluru on Sunday, bringing in rainfall of 35.4 mm, an official said on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Domestic flights resume from Bengaluru airport, cautiously
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Domestic flights of a few airlines resumed from this tech city on a cautious note after they were grounded for over 2 months due to Covid-19 induced extended lockdown, an official said on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Bengaluru airport readies for domestic flight services
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) The Kempegowda airport at Devanahalli on the city's northern outskirts has been readied for resuming domestic flight operations from Monday, two months after all services were suspended on March 23 to contain the coronavirus spread, an official said on Sunday.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Total lockdown turns Karnataka into ghost state
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) A total lockdown on Sunday turned Karnataka into a ghost state, with an eerie silence and uneasy calm prevailing across its cities and towns, even as hundreds of policemen kept a close vigil.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Rise in inter-state travel Covid cases in Karnataka (2nd Ld)
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) A spate of Covid positive cases in Karnataka with inter-state travel history continues, even as 196 cases have been reported, the highest single-day rise, raising the state's tally to 1,959, an official said on Saturday.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Bengaluru startup adopts lion cub in city zoo
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) A city-based tech startup has adopted a 4-month-old lion cub in Bengaluru Zoo, an official said on Saturday.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka braces for total lockdown on Sunday
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Karnataka is braced for a total lockdown on Sunday after a four-day partial relaxation of its guidelines in non-containment areas or hotspots across the southern state, an official said on Saturday.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka exempts factories from labour laws for 3 months
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) In a surprise move, the Karnataka government on Friday exempted all factories from labour law provisions on working hours on weekly and daily basis for three months till August 21.
2020-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Evacuation flights from Male, Doha land in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Evacuation planes from Male in Maldives and Doha in Qatar landed here with returnees from Karnataka after they were stranded for two months due to suspension of international flights since March 23 and extended lockdown, an official said on Friday.
2020-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Karnataka allows weddings on full lockdown Sundays
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) In a relief to hundreds of brides and bridegrooms in Karnataka, the state government allowed their wedding on Sundays, which will otherwise see full lockdown, an official said on Thursday.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Strides Pharma to conduct trials for potential Covid-19 drug
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) Strides Pharma Science said on Thursday that it has received approval to conduct clinical trials of antiviral drug Favipiravir, a potential drug for Covid19 cure.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
70% of Karnataka industries resume work amid lockdown
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) About 70 per cent of industries across Karnataka resumed operations after restrictions were relaxed during the extended lockdown, an official said on Thursday.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Karnataka police oppose bail plea of anti-CAA activist Amulya
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) Claiming that the controversial student activist Amulya Leona was influential and might threaten witnesses if set free, the Karnataka police opposed her bail application for release from the judicial custody, an official said here on Thursday.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Bengaluru Tech Summit deferred to November 2020
Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) The Karnataka government has deferred Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS) in view of Covid pandemic, Deputy Chief Minister C.S. Ashwathnarayan said on Wednesday.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Train service within Karnataka to resume from Friday
Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) In yet another sign of normalcy returning soon, the South Western Railway (SWR) zone is resuming passenger train services only within Karnataka from Friday, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Dos and don'ts issued for re-opening barber shops in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Karnataka on Tuesday issued an advisory for reopening barber shops/salons in the state from Wednesday after keeping them shut for 57 days due to lockdown that was extended thrice till May 31 to contain the coronavirus spread.
2020-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Anil Kumble takes up Yuvraj Singh's 'keep it up' challenge
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Former India captain Anil Kumble took up the 'keep it up' challenge initiated by former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh to create awareness regarding social distancing.
2020-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Flipkart joins Vishal Mega Mart to deliver essentials at home in 26 cities
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Homegrown etailer Flipkart on Tuesday announced a partnership with retail store chain Vishal Mega Mart for the home delivery of essential items through a safe supply chain in 26 cities.
2020-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Canara Bank unveils gold loan scheme
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) State-run Canara Bank has unveiled a special gold loan scheme for diverse sectors with lower interest rate to overcome the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, an official said on Monday.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Three leopards captured in K'taka after infant, old woman killed
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) The Karnataka forest department has captured three leopards, suspected to have carried away and devoured a sleeping boy and an old woman in the state's Ramanagara district in the last week, an official said on Monday.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Karnataka bans people entering from 3 Covid-hit states
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) Alarmed by a rapid rise in positive cases across the state since the movement of people, especially returnees was allowed last week, Karnataka banned entry of citizens from three Covid-hit states, including Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, a senior minister said on Monday.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
59% people in Bengaluru plan bus travel post-lockdown: Survey
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) At least 59 per cent of the people in Bengaluru are planning to travel within a month of the lifting of travel restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey revealed on Monday.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
1 lakh migrants left Karnataka in special trains
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Over a lakh stranded migrants including distressed workers, women, children and others travelled from Karnataka to their native places in various states across the country in special trains run by the zonal South Western Railway (SWR) since May 3, an official said on Sunday.
2020-05-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
1 dead, 55 Covid cases raise Karnataka tally to 1,147
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) A 54-year-old man from Udupi succumbed to Covid-19, even as 55 new positive cases emerged, raising Karnataka's tally to 1,147, said an official on Sunday.
2020-05-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka extends lockdown till May 19
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Awaiting new central guidelines, the Karnataka government has extended the lockdown for two more days till May 19, according to an official, here on Sunday.
2020-05-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
COVID-19 batters Bengaluru hotels' occupancy, tariffs
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Bengaluru five star hotels occupancy rate has plummeted to single digits in the past two months due to the havoc that COVID-19 wreaked on their business amid the lockdown, an official said on Sunday.
2020-05-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
B'luru: Govt officer suspended for allowing cop's entry to park amid lockdown
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) A senior horticulture department employee was suspended for allowing a police officer and others to enter the Cubbon park amid lockdown, an official said.
2020-05-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
11 migrants killed in two mishaps in MP
Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), May 16 (IANS) Eleven migrant workers were killed in two accidents in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, police said.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hunt on for killer leopard in Karnataka forest fringe
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) A massive hunt is on to capture a leopard, which killed a 75-year-old woman at a village in the wee hours of Saturday on the forest fringe in Karnataka's Tumakuru district, the police said.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
COVID-19: 36 new cases, Karnataka tally rises to 1,092 (Ld)
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) Thirty-six new coronavirus positive cases have emerged in Karnataka, taking the state's case tally to 1,092, a health official said on Saturday.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Second train reaches Bengaluru, no fuss over isolation
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) The second train from New Delhi arrived here on Saturday morning with 503 passengers and there was no protest against the compulsory institutional quarantine, unlike the first batch of travellers on Thursday morning, said an official.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
HI coaching course was really insightful & informative: Sharmila
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) The members of the senior men and senior women core probables currently at the SAI Centre, gained a lot of perspective about hockey through the Hockey India Level 'Basic' Coaching Course online, which was announced by May 9.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
6 trains from K'taka ferry 9,016 migrants home (Ld)
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Six special trains on Friday ferried 9,016 stuck migrant workers to their respective home states amid the nationwide lockdown, an official said on Friday.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
5 trains from K'taka ferry 7,477 migrants home
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Five South Western Railway (SWR) zone special trains ferried 7,477 migrant workers back home to three Indian states amid COVID pandemic, an official said on Friday.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Biocon net down 42% quarterly, Covid impacts business
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Leading biotechnology firm Biocon on Friday reported Rs 123 crore consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019-20, registering a 42 per cent annual decline from Rs 214 crore posted in the same period a year ago.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Karnataka to go by Centre's advice on lockdown
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Karnataka would follow the Central government's advice if the lockdown is extended after May 17 though it suggested for continuation of its restrictions only in containment areas, an official said on Friday.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
COVID-19: One more dies, 69 new cases in Karnataka, tally 1,056 (Ld)
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) A 52-year-old man succumbed to novel coronavirus in Karnataka even as the highest single-day rise of 69 new positive cases was reported, raising the state's tally to 1,056, an official said on Friday.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Maintaining fitness to play top-level hockey once we resume, says Navjot
Bengaluru, 15 May 2020: Ever since Wayne Lombard took over as the Scientific Advisor of the Indian women's hockey team, there has been a considerable improvement in the fitness levels of the players, which has resulted in better performances on the field.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Reformed Kannada don Muthappa Rai dies battling cancer (Ld)
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Karnataka's most feared and reformed underworld don N. Muthappa Rai died of cancer at a private hospital here early Friday. Security has been beefed up around the hospital and additional police personnel have been deployed to maintain order and prevent crowding by hundreds of his followers and fans amid the lockdown.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident