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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.

Unheeded warning, unchecked sewage flow behind Ulsoor’s lakes untimely death?
Mon, Mar 07, 2016

The efforts of rejuvenating the Ulsoor Lake have over the years only been able to reduce the entry of pollutants by 75 to 80 per cent.

BJP MP Ananth Hegde’s remarks on Islam trigger Bhatkal bandh
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

Asked at a press conference about a number of youths from Bhatkal being linked to terrorism, Hegde had said that “as long as there is Islam in this world, there will be terrorism”.

Karnataka: New Lokayukta named, plea on eligibility in SC
Wed, Mar 02, 2016

. The apex court is scheduled to hear a special leave petition over Justice Nayak’s eligibility on March 11.

2012 Bengaluru terror plot: NBW against Saudi-based Indian ‘terror recruiter’
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

The NBW was issued after a request by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Ex-Lokayukta delayed action against son, says SIT report
Wed, Feb 24, 2016

The SIT has now written to the state government for sanction to prosecute Justice Rao for wilful abetment to his son’s alleged crimes.

Karnataka ‘Extortion Racket’: SIT seeks nod to prosecute ex-Lokayukta
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

When questioned by the SIT a few months ago, Justice Rao had claimed that he was not connected to the activities of his son.

Time for political slugfest, probe plea over Siddaramaiah’s watch
Fri, Feb 19, 2016

An expensive wristwatch and sunglasses Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah purportedly used to wear have come back to haunt him. The controversy has now reached the Raj Bhavan, with an RTI activist seeking Governor Vaju Vala’s sanction to investigate the issue and ascertain whether Siddaramaiah received the watch in violation of law. Significantly, Janata Dal (Secular) […]

3 SIMI men who escaped MP jail held in Rourkela
Fri, Feb 19, 2016

The 3-hour-long operation jointly conducted by special tactical unit of Odisha’s Special Opeation Group, Telangana police and IB officials started late midnight at Mala Road under Plant site police station area of Rourkela, said police.

Karnataka: 2-1: Status quo after Congress, BJP snatch from each other
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

Former BJP MLA Shivanagouda Nayak won back Devadurga, which he had lost in 2013 to the Congress’s Venkatesh Naik, now deceased.

Sunday story: ‘The others’ in nothern Bengaluru’s village turned student hub
Sun, Feb 14, 2016

A week after a Tanzanian woman was assaulted by a mob in a north Bengaluru neighbourhood that’s a hub of African students, tension and distrust of ‘outsiders’ run deep.

Bengaluru bombing suspect too being probed as possible part of IS network
Thu, Feb 11, 2016

The Ahmedabad blasts for which Afridi is wanted, incidentally, was allegedly carried out by an Indian Mujahideen-SIMI collaboration.

Vellore blast: Meteorite claim later, they search for a shooting star
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Samples collected from the deceased and the two injured are also being analysed, and have been sent to WHAT forensic laboratory in Chennai.

IS arrests: ‘Support went beyond online’
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Probe into activities of the 14 accused show some assumed leadership roles and tried to form ‘IS-affiliated India group’