Karnataka Bengaluru Live Updates: State reports 6976 fresh cases, 4991 from Bengaluru alone

As of April 7 evening, cumulatively 10,33,560 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,731 deaths and 9,71,556 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: Karnataka reported 6,976 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 more deaths on Wednesday, taking the total number of infections to 10,33,560 and the toll to 12,731, the Health department said. The day also saw 2,794 patients getting discharged after recovery.

It said, out of 49,254 active cases, 48,901 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 353 are in ICU. A total of over 2,22,14,842 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,25,390 were tested on Wednesday alone.

Bengaluru Urban alone accounted for 4,991 fresh cases. Mysuru accounted for 243 fresh cases Wednesday, Bidar 214, Kalaburagi 205, Tumakuru 204, Dakshina Kannada 112, Belagavi 101, followed by others. Twenty-five deaths were reported from Bengaluru Urban, two each from Kalaburagi and Mysuru, and one each from Ballari, Bidar, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Tumakuru and Vijayapura.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 4,60,016, followed by Mysuru 57,169 and Ballari 40,182. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 4,19,508, followed by Mysuru 54,647 and Ballari 39,092. (PTI)

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Nearly 19 years after the Central Bureau of Investigation registered a case based on an alleged bank fraud complaint, a designated court in Bengaluru sentenced a man to five years of imprisonment on Wednesday.

According to CBI officials, the court pronounced the convicted, identified as Shyam M Ganglani, to five years of simple imprisonment and a fine of Rs 4 lakh in a bank fraud case registered on July 31, 2002.

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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has initiated a crackdown on hotels and other business establishments for not adhering to Covid-19 protocol. 

BBMP officials have shut down five establishments including a supermarket for not following Covid-19 rules. According to BBMP, two restaurants in Malleswaram, one in Chamarajpet and one in RR Nagar were shut.

A 25-year-old man aspiring for civil services died by suicide allegedly due to blackmailing by an extortion racket wherein a woman lured him to strip himself online and took videos, police have said.

Initially, a case of unnatural death was registered after the suicide on March 23, the police said. Later, a case of extortion and abetment of suicide against the unknown suspects was registered after it turned out that the victim was blackmailed, they said.

The man had lost over Rs 30,000 to the extortionist gang, a police officer told PTI requesting anonymity. According to him, the woman sent a friendship request in the social media to the man and since then they became intimate friends though they had not seen each other physically. 

Later, they exchanged their WhatsApp number too and used to have video chat, the official said. During the chat, the woman lured him to strip himself and recorded it. Once the video was in their hands, the gang threatened to share the video in the social media. 

The victim’s sister grew suspicious due to repeated calls and messages from unknown people who threatened to upload the video if the money was not paid to them, the police official said. She later approached police on April 3, who took up a case of abetment of suicide and extortion against a gang of over six people. (PTI)

Apart from Bengaluru Urban, which has been driving the state’s Covid surge in the second wave, four other districts reported over 200 cases each on a single day on Wednesday for the first time since the pandemic broke out.

While Mysuru reported 243 new cases, 214 others contracted the infection in Bidar. A further 205 and 204 people tested positive in Kalaburagi and Tumakuru districts respectively.

Meanwhile, a total of 6976 people contracted the infection across the state on Wednesday.

Karnataka road transport corporations employees have announced that the bus strike will continue on Thursday and indefinitely till the Karnataka  government implements a salary system as per the 6th Pay Commission for workers of state transport undertakings.

On Thursday morning, passengers had to depend on private operators in Bengaluru’s Majestic bus terminal. 

The major demands of the protesters are that they are brought under the government’s payroll, which is the 6th Pay Commission, and provided the same privileges and incentives as government employees.

The state government has made alternate arrangements by roping in private transport operators to mitigate the impact of the strike.

The Bengaluru city police are set to launch a new Cybercrime Incident Report (CIR) system soon to focus mainly on financial fraud.

According to Bengaluru city police, financial fraud victims can launch a complaint by calling 112 and the case will be registered by cops as a Cybercrime Incident Report (CIR) and transferred to cyber crime officials in the CIR control room. The cops will then work with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to freeze the beneficiary’s account within the golden period of two hours.

Kamal Pant, Bengaluru Police Commissioner said this system is the first in the country and a people-friendly system where the victims will get immediate relief from cyber crime cases, especially financial fraud.

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Karnataka reported 6,976 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 more deaths on Wednesday, taking the total number of infections to 10,33,560 and the toll to 12,731, the Health department said. The day also saw 2,794 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Wednesday is the second consecutive day the state has reported over 6,000 fresh cases after the 6,150 on Tuesday. As of April 7 evening, cumulatively 10,33,560 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,731 deaths and 9,71,556 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.

A total of over 2,22,14,842 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,25,390 were tested on Wednesday alone. It said, out of 49,254 active cases, 48,901 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 353 are in ICU.

Bengaluru Urban alone accounted for 4,991 fresh cases. Mysuru accounted for 243 fresh cases Wednesday, Bidar 214, Kalaburagi 205, Tumakuru 204, Dakshina Kannada 112, Belagavi 101, followed by others. Twenty-five deaths were reported from Bengaluru Urban, two each from Kalaburagi and Mysuru, and one each from Ballari, Bidar, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Tumakuru and Vijayapura.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 4,60,016, followed by Mysuru 57,169 and Ballari 40,182. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 4,19,508, followed by Mysuru 54,647 and Ballari 39,092. (PTI)

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Passengers were left stranded and had to opt for cab and autos for transportation in Bengaluru.

Normal life was disrupted across Karnataka and in Bengaluru on Wednesday due to the strike called by the workers of the Karnataka road transport corporations. The striking corporation workers brought to a halt bus services, leaving commuters with no other option. The workers of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC), and North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC), under the banner of Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League, called for an indefinite strike starting from Wednesday demanding that the government implement a salary system as per the 6th Pay Commission for workers of state transport undertakings.

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“How can we communicate our research to a wider public and partner with them in protecting the city’s environment?” This is the question that played in the minds of a group of ecological researchers in Bengaluru’s Azim Premji University for quite some time. Later, they came up with an idea of developing a tale with embedded illustrations featuring ‘gunda thopes’ (translated to wooded groves) in Bengaluru — now mostly in the city’s outskirts — as many trees made way for urban development. Titled ‘Where have all our gunda thopes gone?’, the book is bilingual with Kannada and English paragraphs placed adjacent to each other.

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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus April 7 Highlights

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