Kerala has set new guidelines for Sabarimala pilgrims, making Covid-19 tests mandatory for the visit. Accordingly, K Dayanand, the commissioner for the Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Department has issued an advisory for people in the state who plan to join the annual pilgrimage.
Transport firms are worried that their business will suffer again as the central government has relaxed rules to facilitate remote working for IT and BPO employees. Urban mobility experts, however, are pleased with the move, saying it will help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution levels in the tech capital.
(This story originally appeared in BangaloreMirror on November 8, 2020)
Chitradurga police on Friday arrested a 54-year-old man who was allegedly harassing people for the past six months by sending nude photos to them.
Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths on Saturday searched the houses and office of B Sudha, senior KAS officer and assistant director (IT & BT).
To know the civic project being taken up in a locality and the money spent on it, you now need to go to the BBMP website and click on a new feature called Citizen Zone.
In a heartbreaking mix-up, the Shivamogga district hospital handed over the dead baby of one woman to another, and the newborn was buried before the mistake was discovered. The hospital is conducting an inquiry.
Bengaluru reported just seven Covid-19 deaths on Saturday — the lowest since August 23 when the daily toll stood at five. In all, 22 deaths were reported across the state, bringing down the daily fatality rate below 1%. Eighteen districts reported zero fatalities, the government bulletin said.
The state government is likely to defer the reopening of schools to December amid some worrying news from Andhra Pradesh.
Private labs are preserving positive Covid-19 swab samples for a maximum 30 days as they don’t have adequate storage facilities. Ideally, the samples should be safely stored for a longer period as they are needed for the research on coronavirus reinfection.
Bengalureans love for art, especially paintings and sculptures, goes back a long way. But the pandemic and subsequent lockdown were a big blow to the numerous art shows and seminars. With the brakes on physical shows and gallery sales leaving many creators in dismay, the scene has shifted online and opened up new avenues for artists and curators.
A special court dealing with money laundering cases on Saturday extended custody of Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of Kerala CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, to the Enforcement directorate by four more days.