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Hiding behind silence, holding on to occasional video chats
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

One of them is still listed among India’s most-wanted terrorists despite websites linked to Islamic State (IS) declaring his martyrdom.

Mangalore moral policing: competitive mind control
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

The attacks are intended to send a wider message through society on moral standards and to gain control over the thinking of people, say right wing leaders.

Bengaluru poll win for BJP: It takes two to govern
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

The BJP promises to make a truly modern city out of Bengaluru on the back of its mandate. For this to happen the Congress will have to play tango.

Why the BBMP election results could bring differences in Congress to the fore
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

BBMP election results: The Congress has suffered a setback with a defeat in the civic elections in Bengaluru

Bengaluru sees a wave of health tech start-ups as innovaters turn life savers
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

In a city brimming with IT start ups, new collaborations between engineers, doctors and designers have jump started a small wave of start ups focussed on saving lives.

German bakery blast: IM suppliers may have provided RDX
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

IM leader Riyaz Shahbandari had tasked Sayeedi with collecting the parcel from a courier office in Bhatkal in December 2009 while Sayeedi was on a visit home from Dubai, where he worked.

Why Mysuru topping clean city rating is no surprise
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Adherence to the principles of city planning laid down by the Wodeyar kings has helped Mysuru avoid many of the pitfalls encountered by major cities.

In fact: The danger to Karnataka’s Lokayukta law
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Since coming into force on January 15, 1986, the Karnataka Lokayukta Act has helped countless ordinary people, brought errant public servants to book, and ensured a general improvement in administration.

Land acquisition: Karnataka eases norms for people not engaged in agriculture
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

The Karnataka Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2015, passed by the state legislature raised the annual income limit for acquiring land by persons not engaged in agriculture from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 25 lakh.

Karnataka MLAs seek emergency clause to remove Lokayukta
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Lokyukta Justice Bhaskar Rao under attack after son’s arrest in ‘extortion’ case.

Missile Man to President: ‘A P J Abdul Kalam drove people to think’
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Kalam was also instrumental in laying the foundation of the rocket launch systems at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) during a nearly two decade stint at ISRO from the late 1960s to 1982.

Karnataka extortion racket: Lokayukta’s PRO is now a key suspect
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Until May 7, 2015, when Krishnamurthy decided to approach the police, no complaint had been filed by state officials.

Karnataka govt seeks to dilute Lokayukta law
Sat, Jul 25, 2015

The new law proposes investigation, hearing and framing of charges within 90 days by the Chief Justice of Karnataka or a judge appointed by him.

Journalist, RTI activist arrested in Karnataka Lokayukta ‘extortion racket’
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

The state government has been accused of shielding the Lokayukta by not seeking his resignation.

With no-confidence motion, JDS guns for Karnataka govt
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

The Karnataka CM is scheduled to reply to the motion on Tuesday.

16 farmer suicides in 1 month in Karnataka’s ‘sugar bowl’
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Farmers say CM promised Rs 2,500 per tonne, but factories paying only Rs 700; govt orders probe.

In series of bank heists, cops look for ‘terror’ fugitives’ fingerprints
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Prior to their jail term in Khandwa, the Abu Faisal gang was accused of involvement in a series of dacoities in Madhya Pradesh starting 2010.

Electronic evidence key in probe against Karnataka Lokayukta’s son
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

The Lokayukta police have gathered that a well organized gang of operatives using an elaborate set up of fake identities, fake SIM cards and RTI information has been at work in the racket.

Jama Masjid Terror plot: IM’s explosives ‘supplier linked to 2010 plan’
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

Delhi Police seeks custody of homeopath from Bhatkal, who was arrested from Bengaluru in January.

IM Blasts: Chargesheet against doctor, 3 others today
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Probe reportedly revealed that he procured and supplied explosives through his associates to the IM for the July 13, 2011 Mumbai blast, the failed August 1, 2012 Pune blast.

Digital India Initiative: IT firms to organise screening of PM Narendra Modi speech
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

All companies have been instructed to advertise the event on their websites and prepare for the webcast of the inaugural function.

Sikka eyes hiring locals abroad to boost Infy revenue
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Infosys recorded a revenue of Rs 53,319 crore with a growth of 6.4 per cent last fiscal. The net profit during this period was Rs 12,329 crore — a rise of 15.8 per cent.

Deve Gowda’s grandson set for big screen debut
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

'Jaguar’, based on a story written by well-known Telugu film writer Vijayendra Prasad, will be made in Kannada and Telugu.

‘Wanted to help’ in Syria, now back home via Turkey prison
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Four months after being deported to India, Karnataka engineer denies any plans to join IS: ‘not trying to be Rambo, am just a regular family man’.

Man who used spiked ice cream to rob women caught in Bangalore
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

A 45-year-old man has been arrested by the Yeshwanthapura police for allegedly robbing the homes of his friends and family after offering them ice cream or cakes laced with drugs to render them unconscious.

Pro-IS Twitter handle: Mehdi Masroor Biswas booked under UAPA
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

The offences brought against Biswas entail a maximum punishment of seven years in prison.

Explained – Profile: Santiago Martin, from labourer in Myanmar to Lottery King
Mon, Jun 01, 2015

The man in CID custody for running an alleged illegal lottery racket is and alleged former employee of Lottery King Santiago Martin.

Explained – Boon at places, bust elsewhere: State of the lottery in India
Mon, Jun 01, 2015

The Supreme Court has permitted states to ban lotteries, pointing out that the right to sell lottery tickets is not a fundamental right.

Bangalore: Bangladesh woman harassed by ‘fake’ female police inspector
Fri, May 29, 2015

The Hebbagodi police said that the arrested woman was identified as Manjula, a local resident who functions as a social worker.

Illegal lottery racket: Karnataka hands over probe to CBI
Wed, May 27, 2015

JDS says 2 more IPS officers involved.

IS Twitter Handle: Mehdi Biswas to be charged with international terrorism
Tue, May 26, 2015

Biswas, originally from West Bengal, was arrested on December 13, 2014 after UK’s Channel 4 “identified” him as operator of the pro-IS Twitter handle.

BBMP civil contractor found dead at Bangalore office
Mon, May 25, 2015

Police said that Kumar was found dead at his office around 2.30 pm on Monday. Police said that the reason behind the death was yet to be ascertained.

Sunday Story: A girl called Aruna Shanbaug
Sun, May 24, 2015

It was in Mumbai that Aruna Shanbaug blossomed and found a new life, till its sudden end.

DK Ravi ventured into real estate business, made unsuccessful start, CBI probe reveals
Thu, May 21, 2015

CBI has concluded that he committed suicide by hanging himself.

Contraband amphetamine worth Rs 30 lakh seized in Bangalore
Fri, May 15, 2015

The arrested persons were identified as Vasan M and Raju Gandhi S.

Explained: Some loans in Jayalalithaa order, not in table
Fri, May 15, 2015

At least half-a-dozen loans, adding up to Rs 11 cr, do not find mention in the list on P 852 of order.