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Dubai NRI gets deals for Karnataka hospital, Jog Falls
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

The cabinet headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah approved the two projects Wednesday.

CBI probes if Devas claimed to own tech that it didn’t
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Investigates whether tech sourced after Antrix deal

Karnataka: Police probe former Al Ummah member’s link to Mysuru blast
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

The Bengaluru Police began fresh efforts to track down Kutty this month in the wake of the Mysuru court blast in which the role of former members of Al Ummah.

Romanian frauds, Rs 49 thefts
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

The meshing of banking systems with Internet communication that isn’t always secure has unleashed a new crime wave.

ISRO-Devas deal: Retired IAS officer named in chargesheet questions CBI probe
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

CBI is probing the 2005 deal between ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation and Bengaluru start-up Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd.

Antrix-Devas deal: CBI probes Rs 69-crore transfer by Devas
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

The transfer of funds from Devas Multimedia’s India entity to the US entity is one of the aspects that is being investigated by the CBI in the Antrix-Devas deal.

Mystery group linked to blasts at court complexes and Al Qaeda offshoot sent 3 ‘warnings’
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Security sources said the two-line letter contained a map of India, a picture of slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the words “Al Qaeda” at the bottom.

What the latest churn in unquiet Mahadayi means for Karnataka
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

At stake in years’ old dispute among three states: drinking water for parched lands and ecological concerns in fragile Ghats.

Mysuru court blast: IED was wrapped in Malayalam, English dailies
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Pieces of newspapers found from the Mysuru blast site are yet to be analysed. From preliminary analysis, they have been found to be a few months old, sources said.

Mysuru court blast: Pressure cooker, timer, gunpowder used to make bomb
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

The IED, investigators said, was triggered by a battery-powered timer attached to a bulb filament, which transmitted heat to the explosives at the designated time to trigger the blast.

Mahadayi River dispute: Will the Centre intervene to resolve the 30-year-old dispute?
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

The dispute over the sharing of the water of the Mahadayi or Mandovi river between the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa is over 30 years old.

Ex-SIMI man lone attacker in Bengaluru 2014 attack: NIA to court
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

The NIA filed the chargesheet naming Afridi as the solo attacker involved in the blast before a special terrorism court in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru December 2014 blast: NIA to name 2 ‘IS online propagators’
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

The NIA is expected to file the chargesheet soon. But despite Afridi’s suspected online links to IS, the NIA will not link the attack to the terror outfit in the chargesheet since the IS had not claimed any role in the attack, the source said.

DSP’s Death: Get Bandaru Dattatreya, Smriti Irani to resign: K’taka CM
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

In an interview to a local TV channel shortly before he was found dead, DSP Ganapathi had accused George and two senior police officers

Complaint filed against Chief Justice of Karnataka for bribe offer made to him
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

A group of advocates told Justice Mukherjee that he must initiate a complaint or contempt proceedings since the matter involves the judiciary's image, which he declined.

Karnataka: BJP MLA, cop under CID scrutiny in kidnapping case
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

BJP has said in Assembly that the home minister in the Congress-led state government should be made to go if a betting and gambling racket is active in Chikamagalur.

DSP’s suicide in Karnataka: Bajrang Dal activist key suspect in kidnapping case
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Kandya, who reportedly acted as a police informant, allegedly got Thejas’s associate to hand over Rs 10 lakh as ransom money to Chikamagalur DSP Kalappa Handibag.

Karnataka DSP who killed self may have been trapped by gambling mafia: Probe
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Even, former CM and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy alleged that Handibag was innocent and victim of the gambling racket.

Marital issues pushed DSP to suicide, says Karnataka govt
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

M K Ganapathi was found dead at Vinayaka Lodge in Madikeri, Kodagu, last Thursday.

Karnataka Deputy SP suicide: Was depressed, no one was hounding him, says brother
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

Ganapathi’s widow, Paavana, meanwhile, said that everything her husband had alleged was true.

Note to Modi govt: Take on US on cotton subsidy
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

India is one of the countries worst affected by subsidies for cotton in the United States, but unlike Brazil, it has not challenged the US on this, Stiglitz said.

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.