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Karnataka: Congress brings motion to impeach Upa Lokayukta
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

The MLAs are accusing the Upa Lokayukta of misconduct in closing a corruption case against a woman medical officer.

Rahul Gandhi asks students if Modi’s Make in India is working, they say ‘yes’
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Rahul Gandhi is addressing the youth at the Mount Carmel College in Bangalore.

Bhatkal man detained in Dubai lured youth to IS with Rs 50,000
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Investigators believe 35-year-old Damudi had links to Indian Mujahideen, tried to recruit online.

Firms with ‘links’ to Virbhadra Singh, YSR family corners power projects in Karnataka
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

The allotments of these small hydro projects have come under the scanner following a corruption investigation

Karnataka: Cops raid private firm in corruption probe against top IAS officer
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

The Lokayukta probe against Mohan started after a raid at a north Bengaluru flat by the Karnataka CID led to the recovery of Rs 4.37 crore cash and 2.5 kg of gold and diamonds.

Karnataka: IAS officer faces money laundering probe
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

On August 5, the Karnataka CID and I-T sleuths had raided an empty flat in Bengaluru leading to the recovery of Rs 4.37 crore cash and 2.5 kg of gold and diamonds.

Behind historic top-100 rank, IISc’s new research course
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

In its engineering streams, IISc has seen a surge in collaborative research with industries, forging alliances with global players in the telecom, automobile and aviation sector.

Mangaluru: Jail murder raises communal gang war fears
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Gangster killed in Mangaluru jail was accused in crimes ‘coordinated from Saudi Arabia’, allegedly linked to Chhota Shakeel’s men.

‘Bihar has not changed much since my childhood’
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Bihar hasn’t progressed much in terms of education and employment, he adds.

‘Child porn’ charge on IAS official under probe for corruption in Karnataka
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

This follows the discovery of "thousands of child pornography videos'' on a 250 GB external hard disk that was found alongside the unaccounted wealth seized by the Karnataka CID police during an August 5, 2015 raid.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw ‘disturbed’, Narayan Murthy says minorities afraid
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Narayan Murthy are among the first business leaders to express concern over intolerance, joining dozens of writers, filmmakers, scientists and historians.

On probe trail, Karnataka finds IAS officer link to power firm
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

The flat was found to be owned by PSK Finance Solutions, a firm run by senior Karnataka IAS officer Kapil Mohan’s family.

Terror accused Abu Sufiyan’s deportation issue tests India-Saudi relations
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

The case has become a key test of India-Saudi Arabia counter-terrorism cooperation.

Two Indians wanted in terror cases detained in Saudi Arabia, Dubai
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

The detainees have been identified as Abu Sufiyan alias Asadullah Khan and Zainul Abideen alias Zahid Sheikh.

PM Modi: GST rollout in 2016, climate in India conducive for investment
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

In New York, Arun Jaitley says roadmap for GST is ‘top priority’

In Bengaluru, clerics join hands to counter lure of Islamic State
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

WhatsApp group of 150 maulanas created to devise strategy to prevent radicalisation of youths.

Sunday Story: Social, religious tensions haunting Mangalore’s youth
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Malls to pubs, colleges to hangouts, fringe groups are taking over life and living in one of India’s top cosmopolitan cities and educational hubs.

Why ISRO’s ASTROSAT launch is a big deal for India
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

India this week launched its first dedicated multi wavelength space observatory. Why is it a big deal?

Company raided in Kolkata had links to ‘lottery king’ Santiago Martin
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Future Plus Enterprises Private Ltd, one of the two Kolkata companies raided last week, has been found to be linked to multi-millionaire Santiago Martin through a maze of companies and individuals.

The risk of reason
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Rationalist groups in India fight not just superstitions, ‘godmen’, ‘ghosts’, ‘spirits’ or social injustice. As profiles of several across India show, threats are a constant presence.

‘You start questioning things — the most blatant, harmful things, that are evil’
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

In September 1995, Narendra Nayak busted the ‘phenomenon’ of ‘Ganesha drinking milk’. That was the first of many myths he would expose.

Jewellery, cash, shares: IAS officer, son face investigation in Karnataka Lokayukta scam
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Criminal Investigation Department and Income Tax authorities had raided the empty flat in the Golden Grand apartment complex in Bengaluru leading to the recovery of Rs 4.37 crore in cash and 2.5 kg of gold and diamonds.

Police in Bengaluru unmask man behind bomb threats, grisly murder
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

In a new twist to hoax calls that delayed seven international flights from here and Delhi airports, a Bengaluru-based executive has been arrested with the suspect confessing he did it to get his friend into trouble as he was infatuated with his wife.

Former Karnatak University vice-chancellor M M Kalaburgi, who had run-ins with hardliners, shot
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Police also probe if property row involving daughter, in-laws behind scholar M M Kalburgi’s killing.

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.