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Man Allegedly Beaten To Death By Cops In Karnataka; 8 Policemen Suspended

Man Allegedly Beaten To Death By Cops In Karnataka; 8 Policemen Suspended

Reported by Nehal Kidwai, Edited by Arun Nair | Sunday June 13, 2021, Bengaluru

Eight policemen have been suspended in Karnataka's Madikeri district following a preliminary inquiry into the death of a mentally unstable man. The policemen had allegedly beaten the 50-year-old man for violating the lockdown last week.

Karnataka Police Bust Scam With Alleged Links To Chinese "Hawala" Operators

Karnataka Police Bust Scam With Alleged Links To Chinese "Hawala" Operators

Press Trust of India | Sunday June 13, 2021, Bengaluru

Karnataka police on Saturday arrested two Chinese nationals and seven others when bust a scam of over Rs 290 crore that involved duping people through a mobile app after promising attractive interest on investment.

Supreme Court To Pass Orders On Closing Italian Marines' Case On June 15

Supreme Court To Pass Orders On Closing Italian Marines' Case On June 15

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, New Delhi

Supreme Court said it would pass orders on June 15 on closure of proceedings in India against two Italian marines, accused of killing 2 fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012, and the disbursal of Rs 10 crore to the heirs of the victims.

VK Sasikala's Calls With Workers Give Mixed Signals Of Political Plans

VK Sasikala's Calls With Workers Give Mixed Signals Of Political Plans

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Saturday June 12, 2021, Chennai

Telephonic conversations between ousted AIADMK chief VK Sasikala and some of her supporters are giving mixed signals about her political plans, months after her release from jail and the AIADMK's defeat in the Tamil Nadu assembly election.

Kerala's 100-Day Action Plan To Tide Over Covid-Induced Economic Slowdown

Kerala's 100-Day Action Plan To Tide Over Covid-Induced Economic Slowdown

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Friday announced a 100-day action plan to help the state tide over the economic slowdown triggered by the devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Will Continue To Work As Chief Minister For Next 2 Years: BS Yediyurappa

Will Continue To Work As Chief Minister For Next 2 Years: BS Yediyurappa

Asian News International | Saturday June 12, 2021, Hassan (Karnataka)

A day after BJP national general secretary and Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh ruled out his replacement, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa asserted Friday that he will continue to be the chief minister for the next two years.

Parks And Industries To Open, Nod To Autos In 19 districts As Karnataka Unlocks

Parks And Industries To Open, Nod To Autos In 19 districts As Karnataka Unlocks

Press Trust of India | Friday June 11, 2021, Bengaluru

Opening of parks and industrial units with riders, extending the duration of shops selling essential goods and permission for autos and taxis to ply with a maximum of two passengers are among the relaxations announced by the Karnataka government.

Woman Dies As Partner Allegedly Sets Her On Fire Over Social Media Post

Woman Dies As Partner Allegedly Sets Her On Fire Over Social Media Post

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Friday June 11, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

A woman died of burns at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College after being set on fire allegedly by her live-in partner amid discord over a social media post, said the police. Athira was 28.

Chennai Sisters Help Bridge The Digital Divide During Pandemic

Chennai Sisters Help Bridge The Digital Divide During Pandemic

Written by J Sam Daniel | Friday June 11, 2021, Chennai

The digital divide has hit school children hard amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chennai sisters - Gunisha and Arshita show how everyone can pitch in to bridge the divide.

"BS Yediyurappa, BJP High Command In Karnataka Are Weak": Siddaramaiah

"BS Yediyurappa, BJP High Command In Karnataka Are Weak": Siddaramaiah

Friday June 11, 2021, Bengaluru (Karnataka)

Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah on Thursday said that the BJP has taken no action against those party leaders who spoke against BS Yediyurappa.

Tamil Nadu Among States With Low Vaccination Rate, 9% Given First Dose

Tamil Nadu Among States With Low Vaccination Rate, 9% Given First Dose

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday June 11, 2021, Chennai

Despite a robust health care system, Tamil Nadu has fallen behind in the vaccine race and is among the bottom five states in terms of vaccinating its population against coronavirus. Only 9% of the population has received the first vaccine dose.

Kerala Providing Doorstep Covid Vaccination For Bedridden Patients

Kerala Providing Doorstep Covid Vaccination For Bedridden Patients

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Friday June 11, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

Anandavalli, 80, is partially paralysed and under the state's palliative care for the last four years. Her only source of income is Rs 1,600, a pension she gets every month, and her daughter is a daily wager.

Lorry, Two Booths Burnt Down In Massive Fire At Andhra Pradesh Toll Plaza

Lorry, Two Booths Burnt Down In Massive Fire At Andhra Pradesh Toll Plaza

Asian News International | Thursday June 10, 2021, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

A massive fire broke out at the Kaza Toll Plaza in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Thursday, burning down a lorry and two toll booths, officials said.

Karnataka Extends Lockdown Till June 21, Some Relaxations For Bengaluru

Karnataka Extends Lockdown Till June 21, Some Relaxations For Bengaluru

Reported by Maya Sharma and Nehal Kidwai, Edited by Saikat Kumar Bose | Thursday June 10, 2021, Bengaluru

Treading cautiously even as Covid cases dip, the Karnataka government today extended the lockdown in the state by a week, till June 21, while relaxing some curbs in districts with positivity rates under 15 per cent.

Karnataka Chief Minister Launches Mobile App For Direct Transfer Of Funds

Karnataka Chief Minister Launches Mobile App For Direct Transfer Of Funds

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 10, 2021, Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today launched a Direct Benefit Transfer or DBT mobile application that will help transfer funds directly to beneficiaries of various government welfare schemes.