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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala rejects state govt’s pick for new Lokayukta again
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Second name rejected by Governor; the post has been lying vacant since 2015.

Probe into court blasts: One of the accused planted 4 bombs in Madurai
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

The five members were arrested by the NIA from Madurai in Tamil Nadu in connection with a series of bomb blasts at court premises in south India.

Net at Rs 3,708 cr: Infosys posts 7% rise in Q3 profit, trims revenue outlook
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Annual FY17 revenue growth forecast in the range of 8.4%-8.8% instead of 8%-9%

Karnataka proposes new Lokayukta, NGO protests
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The position has been vacant since December 2015, when Justice Y Bhaskar Rao, a former Karnataka Chief Justice, resigned amid allegations of corruption.

PM Modi: Worshippers of black money portraying note ban as anti-people
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

The Prime Minister announced an extension of the deadline for overseas Indians to convert their Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to Overseas Citizen of India cards by six months.

Bengaluru molestation: Two detained by police
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

The footage showed a young woman alighting from an auto-rickshaw at a cross road in Kammanahalli and being accosted and attacked by a young man who arrives on a scooter.

He was afraid of arrest: IS suspect’s kin
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

6 days after younger brother’s arrest from Kullu, Bengaluru man says Abid fled home in January

Suicide of Karnataka officer’s driver: Cricket bookie, MP’s bodyguard questioned
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

The note claimed that Naik was trying to silence the driver to prevent disclosure of information regarding money laundered on behalf of the officer and his associates.

How is keeping cash at home a crime, Karnataka HC asks CBI
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

On December 9, the HC asked the CBI not to arrest a contractor, who was found to be in possession of Rs 4.8 crore in new notes during an Income Tax raid on his flat on December 1.

On death row, IM suspects from Bhatkal, Pune, Azamgarh, Pak
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

The Indian Express profile the five men sentenced to death for 2013 blasts in Hyderabad.

Karnataka money exchange racket: BJP leader, betting operator on police radar
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Investigations by the CID of Karnataka Police into the death of Ramesh has revealed that the driver was involved in at least one attempt at exchanging old currency on behalf of Naik in Ramanagar district.

Far away from Chennai, grief shows up at a bus-stop, under posters, in front of TV
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

At villages along the highway, temporary shelters had appeared overnight to pay tributes to Jayalalithaa.

Change In Short: Free treatment after demonetisation
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

The Waykars' Sulochan Clinic and De-addiction Centre treats around 150 patients every day and used to charge Rs 100 as fee.

One Life, One Change: When a farmer fell at a medical student’s feet
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

That’s just one of many moments that unfold every Sunday at Dr Ramana Rao’s free village clinic near Bengaluru

Nagrota attack: ‘He saved others, but could not save his own life’,
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Earlier, Major Akshay was given full military honours at the Yelahanka air base before his body was shifted to his residence near the Bengaluru international airport.

Bengaluru police, I-T struggle as no law covers exchange commission
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

With no valid provision available police have been largely passing along the information to the I-T authorities after seizing funds recovered on the basis of tip-offs.

Mysuru court blast: 23-year-old techie made, planted bomb, says NIA
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

According to NIA, Sulaiman had drafted the “electronic propaganda” left behind in pen drives at crime scenes.

NIA arrests 3 ‘Base Movement’ men for court blasts
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

The three youths are suspected to be part of a group of five men led by a software engineer from Chennai.

IAS officer’s death: CBI files closure report, says it was suicide, no abetment
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The report was filed Wednesday before the Bengaluru assistant commissioner (south) — the jurisdictional SDM — before whom the case was registered in March 2015, the sources said.

CM Siddaramaiah writes to Arun Jaitley: ‘Review order barring co-op banks from exchanging old notes’
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Siddaramaiah said that “several lakh farming families are dependent on the DCC banks for their farming needs’’.

Indelible India: Inking begins, some banks use ‘dhobi ink’
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

The limit of Rs 4,500 would be reviewed after November 24, said officials.

More than 50,000 guests, ‘Rs 100 crore’ bill: Janardhan Reddy daughter’s wedding under Income Tax scanner
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

The extravagant wedding, at a time when the BJP government has initiated a demonetisation exercise to flush out black money, came in for a lot of criticism.

Demonetisation: Indelible ink to prevent repeat withdrawals but how isn’t clear
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

However, the latest move in the government’s demonetisation drive was described by a top bank officers’ representative as equivalent to “burning the house to catch a rat”.

Karnataka: Multi-crore wedding of former BJP minister’s daughter under Income tax dept watch
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Reddy’s daughter Brahmani is scheduled to marry a businessman from Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday at a ceremony to be held on the Palace Ground in Bengaluru.

PM Modi on demonetisation: Bear pain for 50 days, then punish me
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

PM Modi warns of action against benami property, says more ‘projects’ in mind.

PM Modi appeals: Bear pain for 50 days… then you can punish me
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

PM Modi also tried to bolster the faith of people in the Indian currency system, stating the government would honour its pledge to give value for the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

Team that had wanted high-value notes out for years
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Based in Pune, the 16-year-old organisation had long been suggesting such a measure among various reforms, said its founder Anil Bokil.

Lokayukta lawyer quits after Karnataka HC acquits former BJP minister
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

Karnataka Lokayukta special public prosecutor says govt ‘not serious’ in fighting high-profile corruption cases.

Blast at Kerala court, hunt on for ‘Base Movement’
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

Outfit linked to similar blasts at 4 court complexes in Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala

Two slain SIMI men had role in 2014 blast: Tamil Nadu cops
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

The MP government promulgated an ordinance preventing the transfer of the two suspects — Zakir Hussain (alias Sadiq), 33, and Sheikh Mehboob (alias Guddu), 32 — until the conclusion of trial in cases registered against them in Madhya Pradesh.

For a girl and long-lost father, ‘dreams’ do come true
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

In 2013, accompanied by their Swedish parents, Jyothi and Gayathri first came to the Ashraya orphanage in Bengaluru from where they were adopted.

CBI court acquits Yeddyurappa and sons in graft case
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Following the verdict, Yeddyurappa posted on Twitter: “Satyameva Jayathe. Justice is done. I stand vindicated.”

Yeddyurappa’s acquittal, CBI failure: Where’s evidence, asks court
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

On the charge of illegal donations, the court said there was no evidence that the funds were siphoned for purposes other than education by B S Yeddyurappa’s sons.

The charges against Yeddyurappa and his defense
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

The decision of the CBI court has cleared the path for Yeddyurappa to fully assert his claim as the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate for the 2018 state assembly polls.

Judgment day for B S Yeddyurappa in mining bribe case
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Yeddyurappa, his two sons, a son-in-law, steel major JSW Steel and four Bellary-based JSW Steel affiliates stand accused of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and corruption.

‘Six-member gang may be behind RSS leader’s death’ in central Bengaluru
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Secretary of the Shivajinagar unit of RSS, R Rudresh, was hacked to death with a machete on Sunday night on Kamaraj Road.