Freedom fight HS Doreswamy dies at 103

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 16:23:20 IST - bangalore

Freedom fighter H S Doreswamy passed away in Bengaluru on Wednesday. He was 103.

A group of Harley riders is raising money for ambulances

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 01:30:00 IST - bangalore

(This story originally appeared in BangaloreMirror on May 26, 2021)

Man attacked for pro-Israel comments; 5 held

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 16:37:34 IST - bangalore

Five people have been arrested on the charges of vandalising a bakery and assaulting its owner for posting a comment in favour of Israel on Facebook, police sources said.

Mekedatu project: K'taka opposed to NGT panel

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 17:01:17 IST - bangalore

The Karnataka government on Wednesday vehemently opposed the setting up of the joint select committee by the Chennai based National Green Tribunal (NGT) southern bench to inspect the controversial Mekedatu balancing reservoir project proposed along the river Cauvery.

Karnataka: Four held, 200kgs of ganja seized

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 19:29:15 IST - bangalore

A hunt for an accused in connection with the Moodbidri dacoity case reported recently, led to the arrest of four persons and seizure of 200kgs of ganja.

Health staff taking Covaxin after 2 doses of Covishield

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 08:25:17 IST - bangalore

Many healthcare workers who have already received two doses of Covishield are now taking a shot of Covaxin and are using a different telephone number and ID to register for the third jab.

B'luru: Ambulance driver dances in hosp, doctor joins in

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 08:02:21 IST - bangalore

HR Kumara, 28, an ambulance driver discharged from St John’s Medical College and Hospital here on Tuesday, celebrated his recovery from Covid-19 by dancing to the popular Muqabla song from Kadhalan. His fellow patients egged him on and a duty doctor in PPE matched steps with him. Unsurprisingly, a video clip of this sliver of joy rapidly went viral.

Bengaluru: A reeling city tweeted ‘help’, ‘please’

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 08:14:03 IST - bangalore

Desperate appeals for hospital beds and medicines during the Covid-19 surge have echoed on Twitter. The word ‘help’ was used 4,668 times in Bengalureans’ tweets between April 26 and May 2, while ‘please’ was used 4,563 times between May 3 and 9. ‘Oxygen’ and ‘hospital’ also appeared in a large number of posts, according to an analysis done by techie Sunil Hosamane.

Foreign-bound students join race for vaccines in K'taka

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 08:07:41 IST - bangalore

Some universities have recommended that students should get their shots and then report for their course, while several others have sought only negative test reports. Varsities with a mustvaccinate requirement have offered to arrange jabs on the campus if students cannot get them in their home country.

Covid-cleansing: Karnataka BJP MLA holds homas on street

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 05:51:12 IST - bangalore

Amid strict lockdown norms, BJP MLA from Belagavi South Abhay Patil is holding homas in the city, saying they will sanitise the environment and help check the spread of Covid-19, reports Basavaraj Meeshi.

Public-pvt effort eases crematorium chaos in Bengaluru

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 08:42:10 IST - bangalore

A public-private initiative has eased delays and long queues of ambulances at crematoria and burial grounds, helping people give a dignified farewell to their loved ones who died of Covid-19. The effort involves BBMP, Civil Defence, animal husbandry department, NGOs, academics, professionals and volunteers.

Mysureans miffed as Bengalureans block vax slots

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 08:31:09 IST - bangalore

After hospital beds, Bengalureans aged between 18-44 years are now blocking vaccination slots in Mysuru within a few minutes of slots opening on the CoWin website, causing inconvenience to locals. It’s not Mysuru alone. Tech-savvy Bengalureans are even taking shots in Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru.