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‘Heritage cess’ to care for Mysuru’s historic structures?

The Silver Jubilee Clock Tower was built in 1927 to mark the 25th anniversary of the coronation of Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar.   | Photo Credit: M.A. Sriram The city, known as the cultural capital of Karnataka, has over 250 heritage structures that lack maintenance. Authorities in Mysuru city, that boasts of 250 heritage structures and…

South, West zones leading list of COVID-19 cases in Bengaluru

It has been a bitter turnaround of fortunes for Bengaluru, which has seen a massive increase in the number of COVID-19 cases over the last few weeks, and Bengaluru South is contributing the most, accounting for 26% of them in the last 10 days.According to the war room data of the BBMP, as on Friday,…

Karnataka reports 70 deaths in a day

Bengaluru, July 12, 2020 07:34 IST Updated: July 12, 2020 07:34 IST Bengaluru, July 12, 2020 07:34 IST Updated: July 12, 2020 07:34 IST Karnataka on Saturday reported 70 deaths, including 23 from Bengaluru Urban, the highest on a single day taking the total toll to 613. With this the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) in…

No transport employee has actually been asked to go on mandatory leave: Savadi

Transport Minister Laxman Savadi has said that no employee of KSRTC, BMTC, NWKRTC or NEKRTC has been asked to go on compulsory leave without pay for one year.There was no such proposal before the government, he said. He was speaking to presspersons at the inauguration of Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan in Nippani on Saturday. “Reports that…

They are not in great shape

The suicide by actor-cum-fitness instructor Susheel Kumar Gowda in Mandya earlier this week has turned the spotlight on the plight of thousands of gym owners and trainers across the State whose source of livelihood has been snatched away from them ever since the COVID-19 lockdown was declared in March this year.With no earnings from the…

‘Dharavi model’ to combat COVID-19 in Mysuru?

Exhaustive surveillance is planned in Narasimharaja Assembly constituency which has seen a big spike in cases and deaths over the last few days Several pockets of Narasimharaja Assembly constituency in Mysuru city have lately witnessed a big jump in COVID-19 infections and high mortality rate and the authorities are mulling over replicating Mumbai’s ‘Dharavi model’…

Mysuru’s very first 600-bed COVID-19 Care Centre ready

As many as 600 beds are available for patients at Mysuru's first COVID-19 Care Centre developed in the newly-constructed academic block of Karnataka State Open University near the airport.   | Photo Credit: M.A. Sriram 55-room academic block of Karnataka State Open University will start receiving patients for isolation in the next two days The…

Hubballi MLA Prasad tests positive

HUBBALLIMember of Legislative Assembly from Hubballi-Dharwad East constituency and former Chairman of LIDKAR Prasad Abbayya has tested positive for COVID-19 and has made a public appeal to all those who had come in contact with him to get themselves tested.The MLA issued a public appeal through social media giving information on his health condition saying…