Johnson T.A.

Articles By Johnson T.A.

In Bengaluru cyber crime station, one Inspector for 5,000 cases

As cyber frauds involving the theft of small amounts of money increase with the spread of technology, senior officers estimate that the total is likely to cross 5,000 cases by the year-end, involving the loss of over Rs 10 crore, and double by the end of 2019.

Take 5: ‘The elderly, pregnant women, kids had to stand for 9 min sometimes’

In 2015, an expert panel recommended reducing the rendition to around 90 seconds. Now Kannada Sahitya Parishat headed by Manu Baligar has suggested fixing it to around 130 seconds

ISRO moves US court to counter Devas efforts to get $563 mn damages from agency

This comes even as the CBI and the ED are pursuing cases against Devas and former ISRO officials in India over alleged irregularities in the 2005 Antrix-Devas satellite manufacture and launch deal.

Gauri Lankesh murder: It is sin not to slay evildoer, says book that ‘guided’ accused

SIT found accused ‘strictly followed’ principles in a book published by Sanatan Sanstha

‘Lankesh murdered by group who acted according to guidelines of book by Sanstha’

Of the 18 people named in the chargesheet, 16 have been arrested. One of the two persons shown as absconding - who was earlier identified only as Murali alias Shiva - has now been identified by the SIT in the chargesheet as Rushikesh Deodikar.

Gauri Lankesh murder was an organised crime: chargesheet

The Karnataka Police filed a 9,235-page chargesheet naming 18 persons Friday.

Gauri Lankesh murder: Gun used for murder was at arms training site too, forensics say

The SIT has, meanwhile, revised the list of persons accused in the Lankesh murder case on the basis of their involvement in the execution.

GSAT-29: Eye on moon, ISRO takes a leap with heaviest satellite

The GSLV Mk III’s flight on Wednesday was its second developmental flight. It was earlier flown on one experimental and one developmental flight.

Janardhan Reddy held for accepting Rs 20 crore, aide promises money back

In a sworn affidavit presented to a magistrate during the course of a bail hearing for Janardhan Reddy, his former personal assistant Mehfuz Ali Khan made the offer to return the money to the owners of Ambident Marketing Pvt Ltd.

Ananth Kumar never lost a poll, built bridges across divide

Ever since he won the seat for the BJP in 1996 for the first time, among the reasons Ananth Kumar never lost even when the BJP fared badly in the rest of Karnataka, was the astute politician’s ability to forge alliances across party lines.

Ponzi scam: Karnataka ex-BJP minister G Janardhana Reddy arrested

The former mining baron was produced before a magistrate Sunday evening and was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.

ED fines firm Rs 1.86 cr; Bengaluru police say it paid Janardhan Reddy to end case

Former BJP minister Janardhan Reddy was under the ED’s scanner between 2012 and 2017 when the agency ordered the confiscation of assets worth Rs 884 crore for money laundering from illegal mining.

Chandrababu Naidu says consensus among Opposition parties set to emerge

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister said the recent bypolls in Karnataka — where a Congress-JDS alliance trumped BJP in four out of five seats — was a sign of the “mood of the nation’’.

BJP bastion Ballari falls, as Congress-JD(S) takes Karnataka 4-1

With Tuesday's victory, the Congress-JD(S) alliance's tally will go up to 120 seats in the 224 member assembly where the BJP has 104 MLAs. An estimated 67 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the bypolls.

Karnataka bypolls today, test for Congress-JDS alliance

The Lok Sabha bypolls in Karnataka were necessitated by the resignation of Yeddyurappa, Sreeramulu and C S Puttaraju, a JDS MP, after they were elected to the Assembly in May.

Bengaluru blasts case: Trial in final stage, Karnataka replaces Special Public Prosecutor

Despite the trial reaching its final stage under Special Public Prosecutor Sadashivamurthy and despite a September 20 order by Karnataka High Court to complete the trial within two months, the state government this week appointed a new prosecutor.

Karnataka: In battle for Ballari, tussle between two Congress ministers resurfaces

Lok Sabha bypoll on November 3: D K Shivakumar and Ramesh Jharkiholi were at loggerheads a couple of months ago over an alleged attempt by Shivakumar to gain control of a cooperative bank in Jharkiholi’s home district Belagavi.

#Metoo: IISc shows door to top professor on charges of sexual harassment

The governing council’s decision followed investigation by the institute’s internal complaints committee, which looked into the harassment complaint filed by the doctoral student who was being guided by the professor.

Karnataka: Sons of three former CMs in fray for Shimoga Lok Sabha seat

The November 3 election is being virtually considered a semi-final for next year’s Lok Sabha polls.

Govt treating rights groups like criminals, says Amnesty

“Government authorities are increasingly treating human rights organisations like criminal enterprises,” Amnesty International India executive director Aakar Patel said in a statement.

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