On September 25, a nation-wide protest is observed in wake of farm bills passed in Parliament. Farmers, under aegis of Bharatiya Kisan Union and Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI), blocked Amritsar-Delhi National Highway near Phillaur in Punjab. Similarly, members of Karnataka State Farmers' Association held protest near Bommanahalli on Karnataka-Tamil Nadu highway. Police personnel deployed in the area to ensure law and order is maintained and COVID safety norms are followed during protest.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences in Bellary, Karnataka, via video conferencing. "This trauma centre has state of the art OTs and dedicated departments. I would like to felicitate all who put effort into this," he said.
While speaking to media in Bengaluru on September 21, Karnataka Congress president and Congress leader DK Shivakumar spoke on Karnataka Assembly session. He said, "1,600 questions put before the Karnataka Assembly by our members. There are a lot of issues to be discussed and among them are issues of corruption, failure in handling COVID-19, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and rain causing havoc." "We want to extend the Assembly session by a week/for next 1 more week," DK Shivakumar added.
Karnataka Congress state president DK Shivakumar tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. The senior Congress leader has been admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru. Shivakumar has been touring the state extensively to assess damages due to floods. The touring was also aimed at strengthen the party's district units. Earlier, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah had tested positive for coronavirus. Yediyurappa and Siddaramaiah have been discharged after being cured. Five ministers from the southern state have also tested positive for Covid-19. India's Covid-19 infection tally jumped to over 3,167,320 on Tuesday. India recorded more than 60,970 fresh infections in the last 24 hours. There are around 704,340 active cases, a decline of 6,423 from Monday. Over 58,385 people have succumbed to the disease till date.
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