Karnataka Bengaluru Live Updates: State reports 1913 fresh cases, 48 deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: Cumulatively a total of 3,61,68,611 samples have been tested in the state so far, out of which 1,24,594 were on Tuesday alone.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: Karnataka reported 1,913 new Covid-19 cases and 48 deaths on Tuesday, taking the total number of infections to 28,74,597 and toll to 35,944. The day also saw 2,489 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,04,396.

Out of 1,913 new cases reported on Tuesday, 401 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 707 discharges and only eight deaths. The total number of active cases stood at 34,234. While the positivity rate for the day was 1.53 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 2.50 per cent.

Out of 48 deaths reported on Tuesday, nine were from Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru Urban (8), Kolar (7), Mysuru and Shivamogga (3), followed by others. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 401, Dakshina Kannada 222, Mysuru 198, Hassan 191, Tumakuru 170, followed by others. (PTI)

 

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The Income Tax Department has detected “concealment” of Rs 880 crore income after it surveyed the Bengaluru premises of a leading manpower service providing company, the CBDT said on Tuesday.

The identity of the company was not available immediately.

The survey was carried out on July 8 at two premises of the company.

“The assessee has been claiming huge deduction under section 80JJAA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 which incentivises new employment generation, subject to fulfilment of certain conditions such as emoluments paid to the employee which should be less than Rs 25,000 per month and number of days of employment etc.”

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The Karnataka government  run bus services including KSRTC, KKRTC, NWKRTC and BMTC announced a free travel for students writing Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams from July 19 to 22 across the State.

According to transport minister Laxman Savadi, the students will have to present their SSLC exam hall tickets to  the bus conductor during their travel. 

The SSLC exams will be held for two days. The first papers — Science, Maths and Social Science — will be clubbed in one paper on July 19 and the second paper on languages will be held on July 22. Both the examinations will be held between 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Karnataka reported 1,913 new COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths on Tuesday, taking the total number of infections to 28,74,597 and toll to 35,944.

The day also saw 2,489 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,04,396. Out of 1,913 new cases reported on Tuesday, 401 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 707 discharges and only eight deaths.

The total number of active cases stood at 34,234. While the positivity rate for the day was 1.53 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 2.50 per cent.

Out of 48 deaths reported on Tuesday, nine were from Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru Urban (8), Kolar (7), Mysuru and Shivamogga (3), followed by others. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 401, Dakshina Kannada 222, Mysuru 198, Hassan 191, Tumakuru 170, followed by others.

Bengaluru Urban district topped the list of cases with a total of 12,20,098, followed by Mysuru 1,70,151 and Tumakuru 1,16,516.

In a bid to help people commute to and from Bengaluru city to its suburbs as most Covid-19-related restrictions are being lifted by the Karnataka government, the South Western Railway (SWR) has informed that it will restart services of five sets of MEMU trains and introduce another new set beginning July 15. 

According to SWR, the trains that will resume daily services from Thursday are between Baiyappanahalli and Hosur (06259/06260), KSR Bengaluru and Hosur (06261/06262), and KSR Bengaluru and Marikuppam (06263/06264). The new daily train is scheduled to operate between Marikuppam and Bangarpet (07383/07384). 

The trains scheduled to operate once a week linking the Karnataka capital with its satellite towns are Bangarpet-Kuppam (06289/06290) and Kuppam-KSR Bengaluru (06292), and Banaswadi -Bangarpet (06298/06297).

The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) held a hearing with as many as 14 private school managements in the state based on complaints from parents that they had blocked online classes to students for not paying the entire school fee for the ongoing 2021-2022 academic year.

According to KSCPCR chairman Fr Antony Sebastian, most of such schools mentioned in the complaint were affiliated to central boards. A total of 19 managements were summoned by the Commission. 

“While all school managements who turned up before the Commission agreed to unblock online classes as per our orders, those failing to comply with it would face action. Block Education Officers (BEOs) will be recommended to cancel the No Objection Certificate of such schools,” he said in Bengaluru.

A day after Tamil Nadu unanimously passed a resolution urging the Union government not to give permission for the Mekedatu project by Karnataka, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said that Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat had assured help to the State in resolving the Mekedatu project. 

Yediyurappa reiterated that the state will go ahead with the project to ensure water supply for Bengaluru. “I am sure that the Centre will extend support to the state government,” he added. 

The Mekedatu project has led to a faceoff between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu with the DMK government maintaining that the reservoir will deprive them of Cauvery water.

Karnataka will soon add electric bike (e-bike) taxi services as an option for commute in the state with the transport department approving operations for the same. The government, according to officials, has decided to allow individuals to register an e-bike as a taxi with an option given to each individual to register under an aggregator or to operate independently.

A senior official from the Department of Transport told Indianexpress.com that e-bike taxis would begin operations in Bengaluru initially and then be extended to other urban centres across the state. “E-bike taxis will act as feeder services for Metro and city bus services. CM B S Yediyurappa is expected to release the complete guidelines of the same on Wednesday,” the official said.

Further, the government is likely to allow services of e-bike taxis only if each vehicle has GPS attached to it and ‘bike taxi’ written on them predominately. Insurance coverage for the rider and the customer and mandatory wearing of helmets are other rules that e-bike taxi operators will be directed to comply with.

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Karnataka will soon add electric bike (e-bike) taxi services as an option for commute in the state with the transport department approving operations for the same. The government, according to officials, has decided to allow individuals to register an e-bike as a taxi with an option given to each individual to register under an aggregator or to operate independently.

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Karnataka Mines and Geology Minister Murugesh Nirani has said that he would visit areas in which mining is underway in Mandya later this week for an inspection. “The inspection in Mandya will be done this week along with the MP (Sumalatha), MLAs, MLCs, and other representatives of the region,” he confirmed.

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