India: Karn Gov warns builders not to send labourers to native places

Bengaluru, Mar 31 (PTI) In the wake of lockdown aimed at controlling COVID-19 spread in the state, the Karnataka government and the city civic body (BBMP) has asked project contractors, builders and developers in the city not to send their labourers to their native place and instead provide them with amenities like food and shelter.

The administration has also warned of legal action and blacklisting of contractors or builders if they are found violating the instructions.

India: Over 12,000 fake N95 masks seized from Bengaluru warehouse

Bengaluru, Mar 31 (PTI) Over 12,000 fake N95 face masks were seized from a warehouse here by the Central Crime Branch, police said on Tuesday.

The filtering masks have been in demand since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which has claimed 32 lives and affected 1,251 people in the country.

India: Deploy Defence personnel, vehicle to evacuate migrant workers

Bengaluru, Mar 29 (PTI) A leader of Janata Dal (Secular), headed by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, on Sunday requested the government to deploy defence personnel along with vehicles to evacuate stranded persons from the cities to their villages.

B M Farookh, also a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council, said people returning to their villages from cities along the highways would end up in human suffering and disaster, "much dangerous than the impact of coronavirus."

India: Wenlock hospital in Karna to be dedicated COVID-19 hospital

Mangaluru, Mar 26 (PTI): The district Wenlock hospital in the city will be turned into a dedicated hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, Dakshina Kannada district-in- charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary said on Thursday.

Addressing reporters here, he said the 250-bed super speciality wing at Wenlock would be converted to a dedicated hospital to treat coronavirus patients in view of the prevailing situation.

India: Home quaratine stamped-people to be arrested if found public places in Bengaluruin

Bengaluru, Mar 23 (PTI) Amid rising coronavirus cases, Bengaluru city Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said on Monday those subjected to home quarantine stamping would be arrested if they were found to visit public places.

"5000 Home quarantine stamping was carried to ensure they remain home in public interest", he tweeted.

India: Karnataka govt to buy 1000 ventilators, 5 lakh PPE

Bengaluru, Mar 23 (PTI) The Karnataka government on Monday decided to purchase 1,000 ventilators from medical devices company Skanray Technologies and five lakh Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), amid rising COVID-19 cases.

Health Minister B Sriramulu convened a meeting with officials to review the situation in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, and with the Mysuru-based firm through a video conference.

India: Fake video of coronavirus patient on social media

Mangaluru, Mar 23 (PTI) A video being circulated in the social media purportedly of a man infected with Covid-19 at a hospital here is fake, its authorities said.

The video which shows a youth, dressed in pink trousers and wearing a mask, struggling to breathe on a blue hospital bed, had gone viral after which the Wenlock hospital issued a clarification.

India: Karn police firing anti-CAA protesters: Magisterial probe report by Apr 23

Mangaluru, Mar 20 (PTI) The magisterial inquiry report into the police firing during the December 19 protests against the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be submitted by April 23, Udupi deputy Commissioner G Jagadeesha heading the probe has said.

It was earlier scheduled to be submitted by March 23 as per the deadline but the government had agreed to extend it by one month on request, he told reporters here Thursday after a day-long sitting during which evidencewas taken from policemen and the public.

India: FOC-Standard LCA Tejas takes to skies on maiden flight

Bengaluru, Mar 17 (PTI) The first Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Final Operational Clearance-standard (SP-21) took to the skies for its maiden flight here on Tuesday, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited said.

Piloted by Air Cmde. K A Muthana (Retd), Chief Test Flying (Fixed Wing), the aircraft took-off from HAL Airport at around 1230 hours, the Bengaluru-headquartered defence PSU said in a statement.

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