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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.

RSS worker’s murder: Probe on; BJP MP sees ‘larger conspiracy’
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

The BJP had called a bandh in Shivajinagar on Monday to protest against the murder.

Karnataka calls all-party meet on Mahadayi water row
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Karnataka’s Congress government has been rallying support for Mahadayi water for north Karnataka, which is seen as a BJP stronghold.

How Deve Gowda played Karnataka’s lead role in Cauvery crisis
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

Deve Gowda, 84, has also reclaimed his position as protector of the rights of farmers of south Karnataka, which he had lost to an extent in 1995.

Karnataka gives in, set to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

This means that the Karnataka government will also indirectly follow the Supreme Court’s directive to release 6,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for three days.

Using money, jihad dreams and religious guilt, IS recruiter cast net across India
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

An NIA chargesheet details Shafi Armar’s methods.

Cauvery row: Cannot spare water for Tamil Nadu, says Karnataka House
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

The Siddaramaiah-led Congress government’s decision to call the special session was seen as an attempt to address political and public pressure to stop release of water to Tamil Nadu.

Cauvery waters release on pause, Karnataka CM hopes he will gain by calling special House session
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Given public sentiment and the positions of legislators - cutting across party lines - the Karnataka legislature is widely expected to pass a resolution against further water release on September 23.

The fight over Cauvery: Historical grievances and shrinking incomes
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

A day after SC ordered Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs to TN daily until Sept 27, all parties met in Bengaluru, and the state Cabinet was mulling options on the way ahead.

Cauvery water dispute: Historical grievances and shrinking incomes
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

At the turn of the present century, irrigation in the Cauvery basin in what is now Karnataka was carried out mainly through diversions of rivers, and tanks.

The self-styled voices of Kannada pride: A veteran looking for an audience, a ‘reformed’ don, a filmmaker
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Pro-Kannada agitation after Cauvery verdict throws spotlight on leaders looking for old prominence or new foothold in politics.

Four courts, 4 blasts, similar IEDs
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Court blast in Nellore gives investigators a number of reasons to recall those in Chittor, Kollam, Mysuru; broad similarities in devices raise suspicion that same group was involved in planting all four.

NIA’s repentance argument key factor in lenient sentencing
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

The court said there had been no indication of the men being coerced against their will into pleading guilty.

13 Muslim youth sentenced to five years imprisonment for terror plot
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The youths pleaded guilty from the apprehension that a protracted trial would take away many years from the prime of their life after spending their last four years in prison.

Accused of LeT plot to recruit Indian Muslims, 13 plead guilty, sentencing today
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Since the start of the trial last year, only 14 of the 240 witnesses have been examined so far.