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Using money, jihad dreams and religious guilt, IS recruiter cast net across India
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

An NIA chargesheet details Shafi Armar’s methods.

Cauvery row: Cannot spare water for Tamil Nadu, says Karnataka House
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

The Siddaramaiah-led Congress government’s decision to call the special session was seen as an attempt to address political and public pressure to stop release of water to Tamil Nadu.

Cauvery waters release on pause, Karnataka CM hopes he will gain by calling special House session
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Given public sentiment and the positions of legislators - cutting across party lines - the Karnataka legislature is widely expected to pass a resolution against further water release on September 23.

The fight over Cauvery: Historical grievances and shrinking incomes
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

A day after SC ordered Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs to TN daily until Sept 27, all parties met in Bengaluru, and the state Cabinet was mulling options on the way ahead.

Cauvery water dispute: Historical grievances and shrinking incomes
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

At the turn of the present century, irrigation in the Cauvery basin in what is now Karnataka was carried out mainly through diversions of rivers, and tanks.

The self-styled voices of Kannada pride: A veteran looking for an audience, a ‘reformed’ don, a filmmaker
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Pro-Kannada agitation after Cauvery verdict throws spotlight on leaders looking for old prominence or new foothold in politics.

Four courts, 4 blasts, similar IEDs
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Court blast in Nellore gives investigators a number of reasons to recall those in Chittor, Kollam, Mysuru; broad similarities in devices raise suspicion that same group was involved in planting all four.

NIA’s repentance argument key factor in lenient sentencing
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

The court said there had been no indication of the men being coerced against their will into pleading guilty.

13 Muslim youth sentenced to five years imprisonment for terror plot
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The youths pleaded guilty from the apprehension that a protracted trial would take away many years from the prime of their life after spending their last four years in prison.

Accused of LeT plot to recruit Indian Muslims, 13 plead guilty, sentencing today
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Since the start of the trial last year, only 14 of the 240 witnesses have been examined so far.

Renewed efforts to bring back ‘terror recruiter’ from Saudi Arabia
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Sabeel Ahmed, a doctor, wanted on charges of attempting to recruit for LeT, Al Qaeda’s India wing.

Who are the footsoldiers in IT City? Many poor migrants
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

As the techies set off on the long trek back home, lugging their laptop bags, the protesters called out: “Hey, you English, don’t forget to support us tomorrow.”

Who are the footsoldiers in IT City Bengaluru? Many from army of rural poor migrants
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

The profiles of youths who were killed, injured or arrested for Monday’s violence reveal that most are from the 20-30 age group and migrants from the rural hinterlands of Karnataka to Bengaluru.

Use iron hand to restore peace, Siddaramaiah orders police
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who held a meeting with the top police brass after the cabinet meeting, told them that the local police department would be taken to task for any incidents of violence in their area.

Monday violence in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu a result of chauvinist emotions being fanned on TV news channels
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

A large number of anti-social elements are looking to cash in on the Cauvery River dispute with little concern for rule of law

Cauvery row: Both cheer, anger among Mandya farmers
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Barely 10 km away, the water channels from the Cauvery are all dry and farmers are fuming in villages such as Hitnahalli in Malavalli taluk of Mandya.

In many firsts, heavy-lift GSLV of ISRO places 2,211-kg weather satellite into orbit
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

The INSAT-3DR is a weather observation satellite built by Indian scientists.

Sri Sri, Art of Living and their connection with Kashmir
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The AoL’s stated objective in Kashmir is to “wean away youth from violence” through a number of programmes, including a leadership initiative.

Acceptance in Delhi: Former PM H D Deve Gowda agrees with PM Modi, disagrees too
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Former PM H D Deve Gowda Monday pointed out that the issue of his acceptance was completely different due to his background and the political circumstances during his tenure.

MM Kalburgi murder probe: No breakthrough yet
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

With the three cases tied together by the forensic evidence - albeit a final confirmation from Scotland Yard - it was assumed that investigations in the Kalburgi case would progress fast.

Amnesty International row: Govt ‘paranoid’ for pressing sedition charge, says Karnataka HC
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

A single-judge Bench of Justice Anand Byrareddy granted bail to the former police official, V Shashidhar, and the two others in the sedition case here Thursday.

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.