Johnson T.A.


Year in jail for 2 Karnataka journalists: Speaker is complainant and the judge
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

On June 21, Koliwad, a Congress MLA from the Rannebennur region in central Karnataka, authorised the imposition of a one-year jail term and a fine of Rs 10,000 each on two journalists.

Failing clocks in space worry for India’s GPS
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

ISRO has nine satellites indented for IRNSS. While seven satellites make up the Indian regional navigation constellation, the other two were indented as backup in the event of failure.

Now, Karnataka waives farm loans up to Rs 50,000
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The chief minister asserted, “Unlike in states such as UP, where only announcements have been made, we are issuing an order to bring the loan waiver into immediate effect.”

Moon mission: Start-up has contract, not clearance
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

6 months before scheduled launch of rover on ISRO rocket, firm with Antrix contract waits and hopes

Parameshwara in seat, Siddaramaiah carries Congress hopes
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

"I am proud to say that Siddaramaiah with his focus on poor people, with his ability to listen to people is running a Congress government in the state,” Rahul told Congress leaders.

Man with a vision uses tech to empower blind
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Paul Muddha, who was abandoned in a school for the blind as a child, is a bank manager but it’s what he does outside office that’s changing lives

QS World University Rankings 2018: Research hub IISc, a world leader in citations per faculty
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

IISc has done consistently well in citations per faculty. It was ranked number 11 in the world in 2017 with a score of 99.9, and number 18 in 2016 with a score of 99.3.

In ‘Islamic State recruiter’ case, his mother’s letter is key NIA evidence
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Sheikh Azhar ul Islam and Mohammed Farhan Shaikh, who were deported from Dubai with Damudi last year, recently pleaded guilty to the charges against them and were convicted by a Delhi court. Damudi is contesting the case against him and is being currently tried by a special court.

Political populism spoiling farmers: Niti Aayog member
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

The Niti Aayog is aggressively pushing states to carry out reforms for liberalisation of the agriculture sector to improve farmer income and agriculture

ISRO’s biggest in 30 years: Powerful GSLV-MkIII launches heaviest satellite GSAT-19
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar described the launch as a step towards “self reliance’’ for India in the launching of heavy satellites.

Congress effort to appropriate Lingayat legacy
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The move to install pictures of Basavanna in government offices is seen as an effort to make up for the lack of a strong community leader in its ranks ahead of the 2018 assembly polls.

Karnataka BJP tussle, round two: Old rival defies Yeddyurappa again
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Months after patch-up, Eshwarappa holds rally and addresses Yeddyurappa: "You cannot act as you like".

IT automation: Taking toll on jobs and fresh hiring
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Last year Infosys Ltd is reported to have automated as many as 9,000 jobs

Vijay Mallya case: Extradition next step, easier said than done
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

India has failed to secure extradition in many high-profile cases, including that of former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, Navy war room leak suspect Ravishankaran and Purulia arms drop case accused Kim Davy.

Bribery charges against Dinakaran: Arrested many times in many cities, ‘middleman’ is a well-known fraudster
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Prior to his arrest on Monday, he was arrested on charges of cheating in Bengaluru in 2007, 2009 and 2011, in Kolkata in 2013 for a case in Chennai, and in Mumbai in 2015

Karnataka: On CM home turf, Congress fends off BJP challenge
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Congress flagged the victory as a thumbs-up to the CM’s populist policies and its efforts to project itself as a party for Dalits, backward classes and minorities in 2018.

Karnataka bypoll result: Boost to Siddaramaiah as Congress wins both Nanjangud, Gundlupet
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Karnataka bypoll result: The victory is seen as a big boost for the populist policies of Congress chief minister Siddaramaiah

Karnataka: BJP, Congress gear up for prestige battle
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

The bypolls have turned into a prestige battle between Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who hails from the Mysore region, and state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa, who has been projected as the party’s CM candidate.

Hoping to join IS, Ujjain train blast accused visited Kerala 3 months ago
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Saifullah was killed in an encounter with UP anti-terror squad personnel on the night of March 8 in Lucknow — went to Kozhikode via Bengaluru, Mysuru between December 28 and January 13, sources said.

Bhopal-Ujjain train blast case: Group that caused train blast sent updates to handler
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Investigation into the group began after their arrest following the train blast, and the subsequent death of one group member, Saifullah Khan, 23, in Lucknow during a long-drawn police siege on his rented house.

Probe into RSS leader’s murder: Karnataka HC raps Centre for handing case to NIA
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

‘NIA seems to have played the role of an interested party’

Karanataka HC sets aside MHA order for NIA probe in RSS leader’s murder case
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

While setting aside the NIA probe in the Rudresh murder case, the Karnataka High Court has not found fault with invoking of the UAPA law in the case by the Bengaluru police.

Top executives of Devas launch US start-up now
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Devas Multimedia is embroiled in a multi-billion dollar dispute with the Central government over cancellation of a 2005 deal with ISRO to launch satellites to deliver digital video broadcasting services for mobile phones.

Karnataka budget: Siddaramaiah woos Dalits, OBCs with populist schemes; VAT on liquor removed
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

The total estimated expenditure in the budget has been pegged at Rs 1,86,561 crore.

SM Krishna joining BJP will help party among Vokkaligas in southern Karnataka
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Despite not commanding a strong vote base, a veteran Krishna, who has been away from active politics for several years, still enjoys a good standing in his own Vokkaliga community which populates the southern region of Karnataka

October ’16 Bengaluru murder: RSS man’s killer had IM links, says NIA
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Accused Asim Shariff has denied charge, has asked court why stringent UAPA was imposed on him

ISRO doves ‘happy’, suspense on nano twins
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

The two nano satellites are being monitored by the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru.

Karnataka Congress, BJP target each other over ‘diaries’
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

I-T department had reportedly questioned several Karnataka Congress leaders on the basis of initials noted in Govindaraju’s alleged diary.

Incidents of violence ahead of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s rally in Mangalore
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

A KSRTC bus was stoned and a private lorry was set on fire

Karnataka: Accidental fire in a public bus claims the life a passenger
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Nine people were injured in the fire including one person whose condition is reported to be serious. Passengers were sleeping in the bus when the fire was noticed.

Facing high demand for small civil aircraft, govt revives shelved project
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Even as the government pushes for the development of indigenous civil aircraft, there is unease over safety and other issues among some scientists at NAL.

Indian Space Research Organisation scales 104 heights
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Flying its 39th mission since it became operational in 1993, the PSLV — called PSLV-C37 for Wednesday’s mission — delivered into space a payload of 1,378 kg in its 38th consecutive successful flight.

Abu Dhabi module recruited nine Indians for Islamic State, sent some to Syria: NIA probe
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

The tracking of Damudi’s online and offline activities showed that he was influencing youths on radical Islam and was in touch with the Armar brothers from Bhatkal.

Bengaluru group one of five racing for lunar touchdown
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Team Indus has entered into a commercial agreement with ISRO’s marketing arm Antrix Corporation for the contest.

Promises of eye treatment, LTTE arms led Veerappan to STF trap
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

The book by Vijay Kumar has been dedicated to former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa.

Donald Trump and Indian IT fears over H-1B
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

Leaked memos suggest that the Trump administration may now clamp down on work visa programmes, sparking fears that the move could adversely affect the Indian technology sector.