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07 Mar 2017

Bengaluru: 3 labourers die cleaning manhole

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According to city police, three labourers died in the Kaggadasapur area of Bengaluru after stepping in a manhole to clean it.

The labourers were from Andhra Pradesh, and fell unconscious soon after going in; they were declared dead on being taken to the hospital.

Police await autopsy reports to determine the cause of death.

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Karnataka

A record 274 cases of H1N1 registered in 7 days

From 24th February to 2nd March, Karnataka witnessed a concerning, steep increase in the number of H1N1 cases with 274 people testing positive for the same.

Since January, the state has also recorded 7 deaths.

The Karnataka Health and Family Department data reported 344 cases from 1st January to 23rd February.

Incidents of swine flu are expected to decline during the summer.

Environment

Chief Minister reprimands KFD officials over forest wildfires

Amidst his hectic pre-budget meetings, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah lost his cool at the Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) officials due to Karnataka's forest wildfires.

Siddaramaiah asked the officials how many had actually visited Bandipur and Kappataguda, the worst affected areas.

He also directed his additional Chief Secretary P Ravikumar to submit a detailed report on the movement of KFD officials and their work in forests.

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Bengaluru embraces cool showers

Climate

Bengaluru embraces cool showers

After several weeks of fiery heat, Bengaluru welcomed its cool evening showers on Monday.

The city received heavy rains in the evening, leading to water stagnation at key junctions as well as falling of trees in Sadashivnagar, Chamrajpete and Tilaknagar.

Cloudy skies with thunderstorms and heavy rain spells are forecasted for the city till 10th March, with the maximum temperature around 33 degrees Celsius.

BBMP

Street vendors to get I-cards after civic budget

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) held its first meeting with the city's street vendors since passing the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014.

This signifies the end of harassment and eviction of the street vendors, as well as creating safe street vending zones.

ID cards will be distributed to all vendors within a month of the budget.

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