Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai has cancelled his Delhi trip after testing positive for Covid. “I have tested positive for Covid-19 with Mild symptoms and have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch with me in last few days, kindly isolate yourself and get urself tested. My trip to Delhi stands cancelled,” the chief minister tweeted
Bommai issues instructions for time-bound implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday instructed officials to implement the Jal Jeevan Mission project in a time-bound manner as it is an ambitious project. Speaking at the ‘Disha’ State level review meeting Bommai highlighted the total number of tap water connections in the southern state. “Tapped drinking water connections were provided for 19 lakh houses last year. On average 7000 houses are being connected every day,” said CM Bommai.
Lal Bagh Independence Day flower show: Bengaluru cops issue traffic advisory
The Lalbagh Botanical Garden’s Independence Day flower show kickstarted on Friday and a massive crowd is expected to visit the show in the next 10 days. Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai inaugurated the Lalbagh Botanical Garden’s Independence Day flower show. The flower show is being held after a break of two years because of Covid-19. It is themed after father and son duo Dr Rajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar, both Kannada film stars.
‘Cabinet expansion soon,’ says Eknath Shinde amid symbol tussle with Uddhav
Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde, whose rebellion toppled the Maha Vikas Aghadi government and replaced Uddhav Thackeray more than a month ago, has yet again said that Shinde’s cabinet will have new members soon. Talks about the expansion of the state’s new cabinet have been brewing since Shinde and his deputy, Devendra Fadnavis, took oath. On Friday evening, Shinde was seen leaving Fadnavis’ residence in Mumbai.
NC claims Farooq Abdullah under house arrest, police denies
The National Conference claimed that former chief minister Farooq Abdullah had been put under house arrest, but the police later dismissed the claim. “Dr Farooq Abdullah has been placed under house arrest after returning from Nawai-Subha where he had earlier presided over a meeting and said ‘We will peacefully fight for our rights that were illegally, unconstitutionally and undemocratically snatched from us on August 5, 2019’,” the NC had tweeted on its official handle.
Three years of Article 370 abrogation: Leaders in Kashmir demand restoration of special status
As the abrogation of Article 370 and creation of two Union Territories from the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir completed three years on Friday, mainstream political leaders in Kashmir said they will continue to struggle for restoration of J&K’s special status. People’s Democratic Party president, Mehbooba Mufti held protest demonstration for restoration of Article 370 outside the party office in Srinagar on the third year of abrogation of the Article 370 by Indian Parliament.