After Delhi government, Karnataka followed suit in banning firecrackers in his state, citing COVID-19 as the reason. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on November 06 announced the decision in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. "We have taken a decision not to allow bursting of firecrackers in the state, in wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The order will be released soon," said Yediyurappa.
Karnataka's Private Schools Association says that financial crunch has gripped schools, with some of them on the verge of shutting, due to non-payment of fee by parents. "There's no support from govt. Over 60% of parents with their children in budget schools have not paid fee. There are over 20,000 schools in the state and out of that around 18,000 are budget pvt schools that depend on monthly fee," said Association President Shashi Kumar. Schools remain closed in the school due to extant COVID situation.
People were seen not wearing mask while shopping in Karnataka's Kalaburagi on November 21. Administration urged locals to follow all COVID SOPs in public place. COVID cases continued to surge in Karnataka as active cases stand at 24771 today.
Hindon Airport has begun its commercial flight services for Kalaburagi on November 18. The airport is located in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad. Under UDAN scheme, the central government has capped airfares at Rs 2,500 per hour of flight. The airline will be available 3 days a week in this route.
All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha members on November 17 started a signature campaign in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Circle in Kalaburagi, demanding 16% reservation for Lingayat community. Veerashaiva-Lingayats form a large community in the state, many of whom are economically, socially and educationally backward.
Chief Minister of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa met Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi. Yediyurappa met Naidu on Sep 19 before returning to Bengaluru. While talking to media persons, BS Yediyurappa..