Meanwhile, former Congress corporator Abdul Rakeeb Zakir, who was on the run for nearly two months, was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) in connection with the Bengaluru violence case. Confirming the arrest, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil said, “Zakir, the accused in DJ Halli case, has been arrested yesterday (Wednesday) night.”
At the same time, in the backdrop of the massive protests by farmers in and around the national capital, Karnataka Agriculture Minister B C Patil on Thursday stirred up a controversy by calling farmers who have died by suicide “cowards”.
Meanwhile regarding salaries to resident doctors who have been deployed on mandatory service, Dr. Sudhakar said it has come to his notice that the salaries have not been credited. The delay is due to technical reasons, he explained and assured that salaries will be released within a week. Until then, the administrative bodies of the colleges have been instructed to pay the doctors. The chief secretary to the department has discussed the matter with the Department of finance, he added.
The Minister said that arrangements have been made to distribute and store the vaccine. Several rounds of discussions have taken place with the concerned personnel in this regard. He explained that infrastructure has been improved in comparison to the times before the Covid-19 break and added that vaccination will take place once the decision of the vaccine to be taken is made and other necessary factors are decided.
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