Karnataka govt mulls online sale of liquor; talks on

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government is seriously considering a proposal that allows home delivery of liquor and kicked off extensive consultations with all stakeholders on Monday. As a first step, the excise department is planning to allow online sale of liquor in Bengaluru city via mobile apps before extending it to the rest of the state…

Karnataka unable to trace 3,000 Covid positive patients in Bengaluru

Representative imageBENGALURU: Even as Karnataka is struggling to contain the unprecedented spread of coronavirus, the authorities said more than 3,000 people who have tested positive in Bengaluru are “untraceable.” “From the beginning till now, there have been 3,338 people whose samples at the labs returned positive, but they are untraceable. We’re working on addressing the…

Big number of IS agents in Karnataka & Kerala: UN

Representative imageNEW DELHI: A UN report on the global terror threat from Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaida has stated that al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent comprises between 150 and 200 members from India, including a significant number from Karnataka and Kerala, besides persons from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar. It also states that the AQIS is reportedly…

Karnataka forms 7 special squads to enforce bed, admission rules to treat Covid-19 patients

BBMP chief N Manjunatha Prasad (centre) inspects a private hospital in east Bengaluru on SundayBENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Sunday turned the heat on private hospitals by forming seven special teams to ensure they followed the bed-reservation matrix to treat Covid-19 patients, while the new BBMP commissioner inspected three big private hospitals for compliance. The…

Karnataka may adopt Kerala’s ‘triple lockdown’ plan

A notice displayed by authorities warning people away from a containment zone in Bengaluru (Photo: AP)BENGALURU: Public-health experts have urged the Karnataka government to consider introducing Kerala’s triplelockdown model, besides restricting inter-district and inter-state movement of people, to check the spread of the infection in Bengaluru. The triple lockdown is implemented with help of policemen.…

Karnataka could have 1 lakh positive cases by August 15

BBMP workers sanitise Vidhana Soudha premisesBENGALURU: A state health department’s projection based on current pace of spread indicates that the number of Covid-19 cases in the state will hit the 1-lakh mark by August 15. This projection is based on the doubling rate which took into account the current rate of positive cases, transmission potential…

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