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Gauri Lankesh murder probe reveals second ‘supari plot’
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

The details have emerged with the arrest of one of the alleged shooters, Anup Gowda, alias Tahir Hussain, 27, a Bengaluru resident with history of crime.

Salil S Parekh to take over as Infosys CEO, MD on January 2
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

An IIT Bombay alumni, Salil S Parekh holds Masters degrees in computer science and mechanical engineering from the Cornell University, in the United States.

No resolution on temple as VHP meet ends
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

The host of the Dharma Sansad, Vishweshwara Thirtha, who is the head of the Pejawar Mutt in Udupi, brought a resolution seeking minority status for people within the Hindu religion, like Dalits, in order for them to avail benefits.

VHP’S dharma sansad: Hindu leaders voice need for inclusion, call for Ram temple
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Religious leaders at the meeting called for closer interaction between Hindus of all castes in order to improve social cohesion.

Days before SC hearing, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat rules: Only Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Nobody needs to lose their identity and everybody must enjoy new structure, says Mohan Bhagwat at VHP event

US move to hike H1B minimum wages will hit Indian IT sweatshops
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Two days ago, a judiciary committee of the US House of Representatives approved the bipartisan Bill ‘Protect and Grow American Jobs Act’, proposed by Republican Congressman Darell Issa and Democratic Congressman Scott Peters, to raise minimum H1B wages from $60,000 to $90,000.

Karnataka doctors’ stir: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah hints at rethink on hospital Bill
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Doctors of private health facilities boycotted OPD work on November 3 to oppose the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The doctors renewed their protests four days ago.

Election Commission bribery case: I-T seizes luxury cars worth Rs 5 crore stashed by ‘middleman’ Sukesh
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Chandrasekhar, 30, was arrested in Delhi for allegedly attempting to bribe Election Commission officials to obtain the two-leaves election symbol for an AIADMK faction led by T T V Dinakaran.

Gauri Lankesh killers’ identity will be revealed soon: Karnataka home minister Ramalinga Reddy
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her home in west Bengaluru on the evening of September 5, after she returned home from work.

Why are doctors in Karnataka up in arms against the state government?
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The bill, first tabled in the legislative assembly on June 13, 2017, was then referred to a joint House committee to address the doctors’ concerns.

Mental healthcare finds wider reach in Karnataka
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

In Devangere district, every public health centre offers mental healthcare on a large scale thanks to an initiative bringing together various stakeholders.

PM Modi on Chidambaram’s remarks: Shameless Congress speaking language used in Pakistan
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

In a small reference to the forthcoming polls in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he gets the feeling that the people of Karnataka are impatient for the polls.

Fake stamp paper scam mastermind Abdul Karim Telgi dies
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Abdul Karim Telgi, was arrested in 2001 by the Bengaluru police for running a nationwide fake stamp paper racket from the early 1990s to divert crores worth of revenue of the state exchequer from sales of stamp paper.

Tipu Sultan among ‘formidable soldiers’ from Karnataka, died a historic death fighting British: President Ram Nath Kovind
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Ram Nath Kovind's remarks are in contradiction to the state BJP's stand on Tipu Sultan.

45 days on, no one knows who shot Gauri Lankesh
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

While a systematic, professional investigation is being carried out by the Karnataka SIT, with as many as 121 policemen at its disposal, the element of luck that enables the convergence of multiple angles of investigation at a common `Eureka' point still eludes the Gauri Lankesh murder investigation.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah writes to FM, seeks zero GST on hand-made goods by co-operative societies
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

The Karnataka CM has raised the issue at the insistence of a committee of the Gram Seva Sangh and following a hunger strike by noted Kannada theatre personality Prasanna seeking GST exemption for hand-made goods.

Washed away in Bengaluru: A bride’s parents, a priest, mother & daughter
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Six deaths in two days of rainfall serve reminder of disrupted drainage system because of construction.

Gauri Lankesh killers most likely stayed near her Bengaluru home, SIT silent on their links
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT chief claimed the team was yet to analyse the evidence from the parallel cases. “There are similarities and dissimilarities,” he said.

Five linked to Sanatan Sanstha are key suspects in Gauri Lankesh’s murder
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

The five missing persons are: Praveen Limkar, 34, from Kolhapur; Jayaprakash alias Anna, 45, from Mangalore; Sarang Akolkar, 38, from Pune; Rudra Patil, 37, from Sangli and Vinay Pawar, 32, from Satara.

Karnataka lawyers to protest ‘unjust transfer of honest judge’ today
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council Y R Sadasiva Reddy said that lawyers affiliated to the council across the state would abstain from work over the “injustice” meted out to Justice Patel.

Did my duty, punishment in God’s hands, says Karnataka HC judge after he resigns
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

It was Justice Patel who in 2011, as part of a two-judge bench in the Gujarat High Court, had ordered a CBI probe into the 2004 killing of Mumbra girl Ishrat Jahan and three others after SIT concluded that the state police had faked the encounter.

Gauri Lankesh killers appear in CCTV footage from 45 mins earlier
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Lankesh was shot in the frontyard of her home at 8 pm on September 5 by two assailants who came on a motorcycle and fired four bullets from a 7.65 mm country-made pistol, when she got down to open the gates to her home.

Gun used to kill Gauri Lankesh is the same one that killed M M Kalburgi: forensics
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

This finding has been communicated to the Special Investigation Team that is probing the murder of the 55-year-old journalist and activist, sources involved with the two separate investigations have told The Indian Express.

Probe finds clues that point to link between Gauri Lankesh, M M Kalburgi killing
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

More than one official familiar with the probe into Lankesh’s killing said that although the investigation remained open in terms of tracking down the killers — and formal forensics and ballistics reports are awaited — there has been a “significant finding” that suggests a link between the killings of Kalburgi and Lankesh.

Gauri Lankesh killing: CCTV footage not of much help to investigators
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

The CCTV footage has only been able to confirm that the killing was carried out by two men on a two-wheeler, who parked behind Gauri Lankesh’s car before the assailant stepped up and fired at her back.

Gauri Lankesh murder: Pistol of same make as one used in killing of rationalists
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

The bullets that hit Gauri Lankesh damaged her heart and lungs, causing her death at the spot.

What was the defamation case against slain journalist Gauri Lankesh?
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

The two cases against Gauri Lankesh were filed by the three-term BJP MP from Dharwad, Prahlad Joshi, and his personal secretary Umesh Dushi.

MoS Anantkumar Hegde faces two cases: Beating doctors, hate speech
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

Anantkumar Hegde is an accused in a hate speech case, under Section 295 A of the IPC, for allegedly making inflammatory statements about Islam at a press conference in Sirsi town on February 28, 2016.

BJP is a divisive force, but what it did in UP is not possible here: Siddaramaiah
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

In the last four years, we have fulfilled a majority of the promises we made. This is why we won the by-elections at Nanjangud and Gundlupet.

Looking at Siddaramaiah
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

No chief minister has returned to power in Karnataka for a second term since Ramakrishna Hegde in 1985. JOHNSON T A on why the Congress, crumbling elsewhere, is hoping that Siddaramaiah will break that record.

ISRO launch fails after heat shield does not detach
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

The IRNSS-1H was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre — the Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) — in Andhra Pradesh at 7 pm Thursday on board ISRO workhorse PSLV but the rocket lost velocity after the heat shield failed to separate at the requisite height.

As ISRO launch fails, glitch in space waits for fix
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

The Indian Express explains what went wrong with the launch of IRNSS-1H, and what it was meant to do

‘Keeping quiet would’ve made me look good but hurt firm in long term’
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

‘Panaya investigation did not address allegations regarding governance deficits of the Board’

ISRO readies replacement satellite after clock failure
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

The atomic clocks in the new satellite are modified versions of the original clocks provided by an European supplier under a 4-million-euro deal which were found deficient. Three similar clocks used in satellites for the European Galileo system, too, reported similar problems.

‘The canteens can help Cong, but only if they keep up the standards’
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

In election year, on August 16, the Congress government in Karnataka launched ‘Indira Canteens’ at 101 locations across Bengaluru, on the lines of Tamil Nadu’s popular Amma canteens.

One of Nandan Nilekani’s priorities at Infosys: Mending Narayana Murthy-Board ties
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

Infosys has been in a state of turbulence over the past week after the sudden exit of its CEO Vishal Sikka. The board of directors had blamed Murthy for triggering Sikka's exit