Bangalore News Live: Schools to remain closed in Karnataka after heavy rains

Karnataka has reported 313 new cases of Covid-19 and 4 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,92,897 and the toll to 38,165, the health department said on Thursday.

The Karnataka government has asked the authorities of all districts to declare holiday for schools on Friday, after assessing the situation arising out of rains in the state.

Meanwhile, the Bengaluru Urban district administration declared holiday to schools on November 19, citing heavy rains. In the state capital, several areas saw waterlogging and people were confined to their homes following rains. Water gushed into houses in low lying areas of the city. Owing to heavy downpour, roads wore a deserted look as there was hardly any vehicular movement.

The weather department predicted rain or thundershowers at most places over coastal Karnataka, south interior Karnataka and at many places over north interior Karnataka. It has forecast heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over Bengaluru Rural, Bangalore Urban, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Kolar, Mandya, Ramnagara and Chickballapura districts of South Interior Karnataka. It also said heavy rains were likely to occur at isolated places over Mysuru and Chamrajanagara districts.

In other news, Karnataka has reported 313 new cases of Covid-19 and 4 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,92,897 and the toll to 38,165, the health department said on Thursday. Total number of active cases in the state is at 7,349.

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As the Karnataka BJP on Thursday tweeted a picture of his late son Rakesh with associates of alleged bitcoin scam accused Srikrishna alias Sriki, senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah hit back at the ruling party accusing it of trying to hide its “corruption” and attempting to get personal to pursue “dirty agenda” in politics.

He also urged Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to order a judicial enquiry into the alleged scam by the Supreme Court judge, including the term of the Congress government headed by him.

arnataka BJP Vice-President B Y Vijayendra on Thursday said he would contest the next elections from whichever constituency the party leadership decides to field him.

“As state Vice President (of BJP) I’m travelling across the state… Whether I should contest polls, if I have to contest from where, all those things, our party state president and senior leaders will decide. I’m not bothered about it,” Vijayendra, son of former CM Yediyurappa, said.

Responding to reporters on a query about the constituency he personally desires to contest from, he said, “Wherever our state president and party asks me to contest, I’m ready to contest from there.” The next assembly polls in Karnataka is slated for 2023. (PTI)

Karnataka has reported 313 new cases of Covid-19 and 4 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,92,897 and the toll to 38,165, the health department said on Thursday.

Out of 313 new cases reported today, 179 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 2 deaths. Total number of active cases in the state is at 7,349.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 12,54,642, followed by Mysuru 1,79,494 and Tumakuru 1,20,984. (PTI)

Here are a few contacts that might come in handy for you in emergency situations:

COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp – +91 97777 77684, Voice call – 080 45451111 | BBMP control room: 080-22221188 | In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916

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