According to the SIT investigations, Deodikar was instrumental in ordering the destruction of the guns used in the murder of Lankesh and others soon after the arrest of key members of the group in May 2018.
Wilson (57) was shot dead around 9.30 pm Wednesday at a checkpost near Kaliyakkavilai in Tamil Nadu — his body had stab injuries, too. Police identified the accused from CCTV footage as Shamim and Thowfic (27), both from Kanyakumari.
With the communication system on the failed lander supplying data on its performance right up to 400 metres before crashing on the surface of the moon, ISRO is now confident that the errors that occurred will be corrected during Chandrayaan-3, which has been cleared for launch in 14-16 months.
The Railways’ efforts to develop a hydrogen-powered engine found mention at the 107th Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru this week, with former space scientist D Narayana Rao stating that a group from SRM University is working with Railways to develop the engine.
Impressed by the research work of the Indian-origin nano materials scientist, the Indian Defence Ministry has awarded a $2 million research project to Ajayan Vinu to develop carbon nitride nano materials for clean energy system requirement in the defence sector.
On Thursday, when protesters opposing the new citizenship law clashed with policemen in Mangaluru, CCTV cameras at the city’s Highland Hospital caught policemen attacking the hospital to target protesters.
On Wednesday, Yediyurappa had said that CAA would be implemented in the state. On Thursday, he moved to assure the Muslim community that their interests would be protected by the BJP government in the state.
So far, the only official statement on causes of the crash has come in the form of an answer to a question on Chandrayaan-2 mission in Lok Sabha on November 20 from Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh.
The emphatic win is expected to give Yediyurappa more freedom in running the government since the Chief Minister was believed to have been shackled by the BJP leadership, which was not fully in favour of running a government with defectors.
The defection of three Congress MLAs from the region to BJP — Shrimanth Patil (MLA of Kagwad), Mahesh Kumatahalli (Athani) and Ramesh Jharkiholi (Gokak) — along with 14 other Congress -JD(S) MLAs helped BJP topple the then coalition.
While 16 of the 17 disqualified MLAs were inducted into the BJP a day after the Supreme Court cleared them to contest the December 5 bypolls, Baig, who is under investigation by the CBI in the multi-crore IMA ponzi scheme scam, was not inducted into the saffron party.
Gulati, alleged to be involved in betting across the world including in the Caribbean Premier League and Tamil Nadu Premier League, claimed to have kept BCCI manager for anti-corruption Anshuman Upadhyay in the loop about his approaches to Karnataka Premier League players