News Roundup: Top 10 stories of the week

Team Udayavani, Dec 27, 2020, 2:36 PM IST



Mangaluru: RSS leader Manjeshwar Padmanabh Kamath no more

Local Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader and businessman Manjeshwar Padmanabh Kamath passed away on the morning of December 20.

Karnataka sees around 79% voting in first phase of gram panchayat polls

The Karnataka state election commission said that nearly 79 per cent of eligible voters cast their vote in the first phase of the two-phase Gram Panchayat polls in the state. While voting began slowly earlier on Tuesday morning, it picked up speed with even places like Bengaluru Urban which are traditionally seen as laggards clocking in nearly 77 % votes.

Covid-19: Karnataka withdraws night curfew order

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa rolled back night curfew orders across the state on Thursday after his announcement a day earlier provoked anger

Rajinikanth hospitalised in Hyderabad due to fluctuating blood pressure

Actor Rajinikanth was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad on Friday morning with severe fluctuations in blood pressure.

K’taka: Minor earthquake shakes Vijayapura late at night

A low-intensity earthquake  hit the town of Vijaypura late Monday which led to panic among the residents. The earthquake struck twice around midnight and early morning.

Saptapadi Vivah Yojana to start from January

Due to the increased population and in the advent of corona virus, the government has decided to hold Saptapadi Vivah Yojana twice in a month instead of two times a year.  Under the Yojana, the groom will be receive a shirt and a dhoti along with Rs. 5,000 in cash. On the other hand the bride will receive a saree, Rs.1,000 in cash and Mangalsutra weighing eight grams.

l14 UK returnees to K’taka test positive for COVID-19; samples sent for genetic sequencing

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Saturday said 14 people who have come to the state from the UK so far have tested positive for COVID-19 and their samples have been sent for genetic sequencing to find whether it is a new strain of the virus that has infected them.

PM Modi Launches Ayushman Bharat Scheme For J&K Residents

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Ayushman Bharat scheme via video-conferencing to extend health insurance coverage to all residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Gautam Gambhir’s ‘Jan Rasoi’ to serve lunch at Re 1 in East Delhi

BJP MP Gautam Gambhir will launch ‘Jan Rasoi’ canteens that will serve lunch to the needy at Re 1 in his parliamentary constituency of East Delhi.

Second COVID-19 mutant found in UK; even more infectious than previous strain

Another mutated strain of COVID-19 has been discovered in the United Kingdom, even as countries around the world intensified efforts to prevent transmission of an earlier mutated strain of the virus from the island nation.

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