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CM Siddaramaiah battles social media storm over a kiss
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The moment was captured on camera and was broadcast across local TV channels with headlines like “Chief Minister Siddaramaiah gets a big kiss’’.

NaMo Brigade founder held in RTI activist murder case
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Shenoy’s arrest came soon after the filing of a 770-page chargesheet last week by the Mangaluru police against him and six others in the case.

Suspects ‘confess’ to Chennai blasts but cops find access denied
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Arrested SIMI men’s statements say they carried out blast but MP ordinance prevents transfer.

Karnataka cabinet rejig: Siddaramaiah gets caste equation right ahead of 2018 polls
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

The cabinet rejig saw 14 ministers in the 34-member ministry being shown the door while 13 new ministers were inducted.

Karnataka Reshuffle: Siddaramaiah drops almost half his team
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

14 ministers out; Kharge son, Santosh Lad among 13 inducted.

HAL training plane, HTT-40, makes inaugural flight
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Last year the Defence Ministry stated that the requirement for 181 basic trainers in the defence forces would be met by the purchase of the indigenous HTT-40 alongside the Swiss Pilatus.

Dabholkar murder: ‘NIA did not probe Tawade for his links with Margao blast accused’
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

CBI arrested Tawade last week in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune on August 20, 2013.

Tawde’s name also came up in Kalburgi probe
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

His name also figured in consultative meetings between officers of the CBI, the Karnataka CID and a Special Investigation Team of the Maharashtra police

Day after results: JDS suspends 8 MLAs for cross voting in RS polls
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The JD(S) managed to win only one of the seven legislative council seats for which elections were held and none of the four Rajya Sabha seats.

JD(S) defence: MLAs knew about sting, were amusing themselves
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

Slams media for trying to undermine regional party

Businessman contesting Mallya’s Rajya Sabha seat has Rs 605 cr
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

B M Farookh or Farookh Bava, 50, a businessman with interests in the realty and renewable energy sectors, has declared Rs 605,35,65,664 as his personal assets.

2008 Bengaluru blasts: Investigators track key accused to Peshawar
Mon, May 30, 2016

K P Sabeer's whereabouts have reportedly emerged now following investigations around K A Anoop, an alleged associate of Sabeer who was deported from the UAE last month.

Karnataka dithers over law against superstition
Thu, May 26, 2016

A third version of the law is now being drafted by the social welfare department at the instance of Law Minister T B Jayachandra.

ISRO launches RLV-TD from Sriharikota, first step towards reusable space shuttle made in India
Tue, May 24, 2016

After successfully surviving high temperatures of re-entry with the help of its TPS, RLV-TD successfully glided down to the defined landing spot over Bay of Bengal, at a distance of about 450 km from Sriharikota.

The Recruitment Plot: Wanted for al-Qaeda links, a Bengaluru doctor once deported from UK
Tue, May 24, 2016

This is the second terrorism case against Sabeel, 33, in India since he was deported as a 25-year-old by British authorities for a suicide attack by his elder brother Kafeel Ahmed at Glasgow Airport on June 29, 2007.

RTI activist’s death: Probe points to gangster’s role
Tue, May 17, 2016

Among the list of suspects who gave out the contract to kill Baliga is Naresh Shenoy (39), a former convener of the NaMo Brigade.

Bengaluru: ‘2014 Church Street blast may have been first IS hit in India’, say probe agencies
Sun, May 15, 2016

NIA probe suggests main suspect was indoctrinated months in advance

In a first, West Bengal engineer to stand trial for (IS) terror online
Fri, May 13, 2016

Tweets by Biswas helped ISIS fighters, called for Kashmir to secede: Police

How a newspaper article triggered EPF flash strike in Bengaluru
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Given their low wages, troubled homes and bottom-of-the-pyramid status, garment workers invariably turn to their EPF corpus to tide over small and large financial crises.

Suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist held in Mumbai for 2011 serial blasts
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

According to police, Abedin was allegedly responsible for supplying explosives for operations of the banned outfit, blamed in the past for a string of terror strikes in various parts of the country.

RTI activist’s murder: NaMo Brigade founder in constant touch with killers, says police
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Shenoy (39) is the prime suspect in the murder of RTI activist Vinayak Baliga. He has been missing for a month, and has sought anticipatory bail.

Bomb banane ka asaan tarika: How ‘Islamic State recruits’ got tips online
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Probe shows 12-page document on matchstick tips created in Middle East

As PF protests end, politics begins over who led, gained
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

On Wednesday, the factories remained closed in Bengaluru amid prohibitory orders issued by the police.

Bengaluru anger: Need PF funds to tide between jobs
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Police said they had to resort to lathicharge and fire teargas shells to disperse violent protesters.

Siddaramaiah’s son quits firm, medical college still up in arms
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Amid Opposition attack and advice from the Congress high command, the CM's doctor son Yathindra Siddaramaiah tendered his resignation as director of Matrix Imaging Solutions India Private Limited.

Karnataka: Under fire, CM Siddaramaiah and son lie low, unease in Congress
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Digvijaya Singh, who is in charge of party affairs in Karnataka, however, denied reports that he had asked the Chief Minister to order an inquiry into the matter.

Private firm got 3 contracts after Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah’s son joined
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Siddaramaiah has claimed that the tenders were awarded through a “transparent process”.

B S Yeddyurappa says he will win back Karnataka for BJP
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

Yedyurappa said in his political career he has tasted many sweet and sour moments, but assuming charge as the party chief in the state is one the sweet moments.

NaMo Brigade founder is key suspect in RTI activist’s murder in Mangalore
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

A search was conducted at Shenoy’s residence in Mangalore on Thursday as part of the murder probe. Police said he has been missing for over a week and his cell phone is switched off.

Why replace Lokayukta cops with ACB, HC asks Karnataka
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

Giving the state time until April 18 to set in order the anti-corruption infrastructure and file a report, the court said, “The court is concerned over investigations coming to a standstill, over court proceedings coming to a stand still.”

No going back on ACB move: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

But addressing the state legislature Tuesday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said his government will not withdraw a notification issued last week to replace the Lokayukta police with an ACB.

Kerala, TN, Karnataka top good governance list: report
Sun, Mar 13, 2016

The index has ranked Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat as the top five states in terms of governance.

From bang to bust: The Kingfisher story
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

He owned India’s biggest liquor company, a private jet, an Airbus and many other riches. Then in 2005, Vijay Mallya launched Kingfisher, an airline to match his style and flamboyance. Khushboo Narayan, Johnson T A and Shaji Vikraman tell the story of how Kingfisher went from bang to bust.

Face challenge from narrow, unitary cultural nationalism, says Church
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

As many as 178 Catholic bishops from 171 dioceses in India participated in the CBCI.

2013 Priest murder: Church will not interfere in judicial system, says CBCI
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

CBCI has decided to put the onus of action against the priests on the judicial system rather than intervening.

Money laundering case against Vijay Mallya, tribunal halts Rs 515-cr payout package
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

In a setback to UB Group promoter Vijay Mallya, the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) on Monday ruled that he cannot withdraw $75-million payout he received from Diageo under a recent sweetheart deal.