Udupi: Amidst the COVID-induced weekend curfew across the state, thousands of devotees thronged to the Udupi’s Krishna Mutt on Saturday to attend ‘Rathotsava’ that was organised in clear violation with the government’s COVID advisory.

Majority of the shops, businesses, have been closed apart from the stores providing essential items in the background of the weekend curfew. Due to the scarce movement of people, few buses were reportedly in operation on Saturday. 

However, the daytime ‘Rathotsava’ conducted in the Rathabeedi saw thousands of devotees in participation. The large gathering of people joining an event, while not wearing masks or maintaining required social distancing amid a weekend curfew is a clear violation of COVID protocols and guidelines issued by the government, the public expressed.



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New Delhi, Jan 26: The Congress on Wednesday appointed former Rajya Sabha member B K Hariprasad as the party's leader in the Karnataka Legislative Council.

It also appointed Prakash Rathod as the chief whip and K Govindraj as the Congress Deputy Leader of Legislative Council in the state.

An official statement said Congress president Sonia Gandhi appointed Hariprasad as the Leader of Legislative Council, along with making other appointments.