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Shivakumar underlined that the Anti-conversion law will be opposed by the Congress party in Assembly.

Karnataka State Congress president D.K. Shivakumar on Thursday said that the proposed anti-conversion law will be repealed in 2023, after the party comes to power in the state.

"I am telling you on record, including Anti-conversion bill, the law prohibiting cow slaughter will also be repealed," he said. Shivakumar further stated that the BJP is under an illusion that they are in majority.

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The reassuring videos of the first recovered 34-year-old person from Omicron variant in which he had shared his experience of journey of recovery at a designated hospital in Bengaluru

The reassuring videos of the first recovered 34-year-old person from Omicron variant in which he had shared his experience of journey of recovery at a designated hospital in Bengaluru have gone viral on social media. "I was infected with Delta Virus before and now I can share the experience of being affected with the Omicron variant," he says.

"I was infected with coronavirus during the second wave. I had two doses of Covid vaccination. In spite of this, I was tested positive for the Omicron variant. However, I suffered much more when I was affected with Delta virus than the Omicron variant," he explains in the video.

The person was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday from a designated hospital in Bengaluru. "During the second wave of Covid, I tested positive for coronavirus in April. I was isolated at home and got cured. After a foreign tour, I got infected with the Omicron variant. The symptoms of throat itching, cough and tiredness were more severe the first time. This time there was no necessity for additional treatment this time," he said.

Sharing details of treatment, he said, "There is no separate treatment as such for the Omicron variant. Vitamin-C tablets and antibiotics were given. Since there was no tiredness and symptoms were too mild, I worked from the hospital ward for a week."

"I went to South Africa in the last week of November. I tested negative in RT-PCR tests at the KempeGowda International Airport (KIAL) in Bengaluru. But, on the third day of my isolation itching in my throat and cough symptoms developed. I got the RT-PCR test done again at a private lab, the results confirmed Covid-19 virus. Later, the samples were sent for genome sequencing by the civic agency, in which an Omicron variant was found," he says.

He says that since the information was available with him, he did not panic. As per protocol, he got admitted to the designated hospital. Later, he tested negative twice in RT-PCR tests. He was discharged after confirming that he is healthy through blood tests and x-ray.

"I isolated myself after arrival from South Africa and my family members didn't catch the infection. Those who come from abroad should maintain distance and follow quarantine guidelines. If symptoms crop up, without wasting time and negligence, they should get tested and inform health authorities. If this is done, we can prevent the infection from spreading to neighbors and people around," he says in the video.

The 34-year-old man was the third person to get infected with the Omicron variant in the state. The doctor who had tested positive for Omicron is yet to be discharged. Another patient, who tested positive for Omicron variant, a South African national, had fled the country by producing a fake RT-PCR report and police have arrested four persons in this connection. (IANS/JB)

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Karnataka Flag with a map of the state in the middle

Celebrated on November 1 every year, Karnataka Rajyotsava or Kannada Rajyotsava is a day of great pomp and show across the state. In 1956, the Kannada state was formed when India was divided into states based on language.

Rajyotsava is the day when Karnataka is coloured red and yellow, according to the colours of the state flag. Cultural performances are held all over the state, and it is a state holiday. Except for grocery stores and essentials, other units are closed. Those who choose to stay open decorate their shops or workplaces with the traditional map or flag.

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In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Modi greeted the people of these six states.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Haryana on their formation days.

In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Modi greeted the people of these six states.

Greeting people of Andhra Pradesh, Modi said, "Greetings to my sisters and brothers of Andhra Pradesh on the state's Formation Day. The people of AP are known for their skills, determination and tenacity. That is why they are successful in many fields. May the people of AP always be happy, healthy and successful."

Wishing people of Kerala, Modi said, "Kerala Piravi day greetings to the people of Kerala. Kerala is widely admired for its picturesque surroundings and the industrious nature of its people. May the people of Kerala succeed in their various endeavours."

In his message to the people of Karnataka, Modi said, "Best wishes on the special occasion of Karnataka Rajyotsava. Karnataka has made a special mark due to the innovative zeal of its people. The state is at the forefront of outstanding research and enterprise. May Karnataka scale newer heights of success in the times to come."

Greeting people of Chhattisgarh, Modi said, "Hearty congratulations to all the people on state Foundation Day of Chhattisgarh. I wish that Chhattisgarh, which has unique identity for folk song, folk dance, art and culture, set a new bench mark of progress."

Wishing people of Madhya Pradesh, Modi said, "Hearty congratulations to people of Madhya Pradesh on state Foundation Day. I wish this state with rich natural resources, art and culture continue on the path of progress."

In his message to the people of Haryana, Modi said, "Many congratulations to people of Haryana on state Foundation Day. I wish that this, which preserve its traditions and culture, will create new benchmark of development."

(IANS/JB)

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