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Centre takes up issue of establishing US consulate in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 26(UNI) Union Minister of state for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Wednesday said the Union Government will take up the issue of establishing a US consulate in Bengaluru during bilateral talks with the US officials in the future.
Speaking at a seminar on Videsh Sampark here, Mr Muraleedharan said after Delhi and Mumbai, a large number of visa applications come from Bengaluru. “We will take up the issue of establishing a US consulate in Bengaluru during bilateral talks,” he said.
Earlier, chief secretary of Karnataka TM Vijay Bhaskar urged the centre to consider the state government’s demand of setting up a US Consulate in Bengaluru. At the moment visa applicants have to travel to Chennai for the purpose.
Karnataka has provided tablets for all police stations in the state for faster verification of passports, the chief secretary said.
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Ramaiah Medical College Hospital keeps 200 beds for COVID-19 cases

04 Apr 2020 | 12:23 AM

Bengaluru, Apr 3 (UNI) In a major initiative to combat COVID-19 spread, Super Speciality Ramaiah Medical College Hospital here has earmarked 200 beds ready to face any surge.

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COVID-19: K'taka CM designates Primary Edu Min as govt spokesperson

04 Apr 2020 | 12:07 AM

Bengaluru, Apr 3 (UNI) Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday asked Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar to be the government's spokesperson on the Novel Coronavirus crisis management effort, a move that is being seen as keeping too many cooks from spoiling the broth.

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SWR units manufacturing masks, sanitzers

04 Apr 2020 | 12:03 AM

Hubballi, Apr 3 (UNI) The SWR is taking all necessary steps to face the threat posed by the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.
With the active involvement of officers and staff, SWR is manufacturing essential medical items like Masks and Sanitizers.

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COVID-19: 72 prisoners released on parole in Chittoor dist in AP

03 Apr 2020 | 11:11 PM

Chittoor, Apr 3 (UNI) AP Prisons Department in Chittoor district have released 72 inmates from various prisons across the district in last 3-days , following the Apex court’s order to reduce crowding in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

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First COVID-19 death registered in AP

03 Apr 2020 | 11:10 PM

Vijayawada, Apr 3 (UNI) A 55-year-old person died of Coronavirus in Vijayawada and this is the first Coronavirus death in Andhra Pradesh.

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