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Thursday, January 23, 2020

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Russian expert: Indian space candidates in their 30s picked for multiple missions
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

According to the Russian expert, the task of picking the final Indian candidates was no different from such selections in other countries.

Suspect held for Gauri Lankesh killing ordered destruction of weapons
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

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.

Improving Law Enforcement: ISRO’s NavIC to feature in mobiles, aid fight against crime
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

This will facilitate the implementation of a key mandate from the Nirbhaya case verdict which required the installation of vehicle tracking systems and panic buttons in all commercial vehicles.

Tamil Nadu cop killed in revenge attack for terror arrests
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

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.

Key suspect in Gauri Lankesh murder held in Jharkhand
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

He is alleged to have been one of the key plotters who provided resources to carry out the murder, including training and guns for the assassins.

Chandrayaan-2: Vikram lander spun out of control midway to landing site, ISRO could only watch
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

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.

Railways plans hydrogen-powered engine for passenger trains by end of 2021
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

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.

Indian scientist’s work on nano material paves way for clean energy vehicle
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

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.

Short-staffed police try out a model solution on the streets of Bengaluru
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Commissioner says the police mannequins will subsequently have cameras, become part of an AI-run traffic law enforcement system.

Detention centre for illegal immigrants near Bengaluru gets finishing touches
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

The facility is a detention centre for illegal immigrants readied by the Karnataka government on the basis of an MHA manual issued to state governments in January 2019.

Were at wrong place at wrong time: Kin
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

“What kind of a world is this?” said Naushin’s mother Mumtaz, as she waited at her rented home in the Kudroli area for the body of her youngest son to be released by the police.

Caught on camera: Mangaluru hospital tear gassed as cops look for protesters
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

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.

Violence as protesters, police clash: 2 killed in Mangalore, 1 in Lucknow
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

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.

80 injured, dozens held as Mangaluru erupts in protest
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

The violence broke out when protesters were returning after attending the main protest against the new citizenship law, in defiance of prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144.

Ramachandra Guha detained in Bengaluru: ‘Are we a totalitarian regime?’
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Guha raised slogans against the new law before he was dragged away and put under what police called “preventive arrest”. He was later released.

Chandrayaan-2: Three months on, ISRO yet to make public Vikram lander failure report details
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

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.

Karnataka Assembly bypolls 2019: BJP sweeps bye-elections, steadies govt
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

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.

Karnataka bypolls: BJP up against some anger in 3 seats of flood-hit Belagavi
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

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.

Karnataka bypolls on Dec 5: IMA scam in background as Shivajinagar seat goes to polls
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

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.

KPL: Bookie claims he was acting on instructions of BCCI anti-corruption sleuth
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

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