news Friday, July 17, 2015 - 05:30
Image courtesy: Wikipedia 1. The government's expert committee which was set up to look into the sudden deaths of four new born babies at the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) hospital has found several lapses in the maintenance of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the problem may have been existing much before the babies died. Health Minister UT Khader said they are still awaiting the post-mortem reports of the babies to ascertain the exact cause of death.    2. After a series of delays and court orders, the State Election Commission announced a fresh calendar of events for the BBMP elections. The elections will be held on August 22, with the counting and declaration of results scheduled for three days later. The BBMP Commissioner will issue a final notification on August 3 and the last date to file nominations is August 10. The model code of conduct will come into effect from Friday.   3. The court on Thursday remanded Congress MLA from Ballari Anil Lad to CBI custody until Monday. The CBI officials had arrested the minister on Wednesday on charges of alleged illegal export of 15,000 metric tonnes of  iron ore from Belekeri port.   4. Governor Vajubhai Vala is said to have asked the government to furnish a report on the number of farmer suicides in the state and measures taken to provide them with relief. According to a report in Deccan Herald, as many as 68 farmers have committed suicide since April this year, with six more on Thursday alone. Majority of the cases are from Mandya district.    5. Hospitals in Bengaluru are unable to handle the number of dengue cases being reported in the city everyday. This year, areas within the BBMP limits have witnessed 140 cases of dengue, a 40 per cent jump from the previous year, TOI reported. The National Institute of Virology has tested 625 positive cases from January this year.   

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