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Past articles by Ralph:

Karnataka: Confusion among 5-year LLB students after KSLU’s ‘late night order’ on holding offline exams

The circular on Tuesday clarified that the High Court order "applies only to second and fourth semester (freshers) students of the 3-year LLB course, and the rest of the examinations will be held as scheduled." → Read More

Karnataka: 178 students test positive for Covid-19 at medical college in Dharwad

Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil said all cases were "breakthrough infections”, meaning those who tested positive had received both doses of a vaccine. He explained that most patients were asymptomatic, while some had mild symptoms. → Read More

Bengaluru: 34-year-old recovers after surgery to remove 222 uterine fibroids

The patient, Ritika, had suffered from abnormal menstrual bleeding owing to multiple fibroids in her uterus. These had completely distorted the anatomy of the uterus and were discovered during the surgery, the team of doctors said. → Read More

‘No plan of lockdown in Karnataka’: Covid-19 panel dismisses rumours

The Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has dismissed rumours of its plans to recommend another lockdown in Karnataka. → Read More

Karnataka primary schools reopen, 25% students attend classes on first day

While most attendance was noted among students of Class I (27.39 per cent), the number of Class III students was comparatively less. → Read More

Karnataka: Girl who attempted suicide for not being able to pay school fees tops Class X boards

After the family could not pay the fees, Greeshma was allegedly not allowed to attend classes and subsequently, her name was not registered for the Class X boards and she was not given a hall ticket. → Read More

Most Karnataka public healthcare centres lack adequate staff, infrastructure: Report

The report was submitted to the Karnataka HC after an inspection conducted at 100 PHCs and one CHC. → Read More

Pandemic was stressful but online classes helped save time, says Karnataka’s female JEE Main topper

Riya Mahesh a student of National Public School in Yeshwantpur, got 99.99 percentile in the JEE Main, including a perfect score in Chemistry. → Read More

ITIs in Karnataka to offer six new course combos to keep up with emerging trends

The State Council for Vocational Training has approved the new combinations as part of the government’s initiative to convert 150 ITIs into ‘technology hubs’ → Read More

Bengaluru: Private hospitals report uptick in fresh cases even as figures dip in city

Dr Prasanna H M, President of the Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (PHANA) said hospitals across all eight zones in Bengaluru have been reporting a “gradual rise” in patients admitted for Covid or related treatment. → Read More

Aim to fully vaccinate Karnataka’s adult population by end of this year: K Sudhakar

Noting that Bengaluru had reported a high number of Covid-19 cases during the first two waves of the pandemic, the Karnataka government has also set a target to vaccinate the adult population of the city as soon as possible. → Read More

Karnataka: Over 95% of candidates appear for CET physics, chemistry examinations on Sunday

Higher Education Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said the exam results will be made available by September 20 and counselling will begin in the first week of October → Read More

Explained: Karnataka State Mental Health Authority

The state government was also obliged to implement the Karnataka State Mental Healthcare Rules (2021), which falls in line with the Centre’s Bangalore (2017). → Read More

Explained: Why Dakshina Kannada is Karnataka’s new Covid-19 hotspot

Bangalore News: With 3,553 new cases and 52 deaths since August 10, the district’s Covid-19 figures have overtaken that of Bengaluru Urban. → Read More

Karnataka: 9-yr-old is all smiles after police find her deceased mom’s phone after nearly 3 months

Hrithiksha's plea seeking help to recover the phone of her mother — T K Prabha (36) who succumbed to Covid-19 on May 16 at the Madikeri Covid hospital — had caught the attention of many online as the police began efforts to trace the phone. → Read More

Karnataka Cabinet approves constitution of Mental Health Authority amid Covid-19 crisis

Bangalore News: The decision to form the authority branched out of the Cabinet's approval to implement Karnataka State Mental Healthcare Rules (2021), which falls in line with the Centre's Mental Healthcare Act (2017). → Read More

Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway to be fully functional by Sept next year: MP Pratap Simha

Bangalore news: Once completed, the expressway is expected to reduce travel time between the two cities to around 90 minutes—a distance which now takes three hours to cover. → Read More

Karnataka to seek CSR funds to implement NEP: C N Ashwathnarayan

Bangalore news: P Pradeep, Commissioner of the Department of Collegiate Education, highlighted that the real essence of NEP was in awarding freedom to students eliminating boundaries between arts, humanities and science subjects. → Read More

Explained: How Karnataka plans to screen 1.5 crore children ahead of possible third wave of Covid

According to Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, the ‘Arogya Nandana’ initiative will be launched by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai within a week. → Read More

Karnataka BJP MLA holds one-man protest at Vidhana Soudha, demands flood relief for Mudigere

Bangalore News: The MLA demanded that his constituency in Chikkamagaluru district should be considered for relief funds as per the norms of the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). → Read More