Johnson T.A.


Kerala floods: Kin stranded in Ernakulam, priest joins rescue work in Thrissur
Sat, Aug 18, 2018

In the last two days, principal Shaju Edamala has made two attempts to travel with a teacher from the college to Ernakulam.

Kerala floods: 12 trains stuck between Kozhikode and Aluva
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

The deputy manager at the Kozhikode railway station says there are 12 trains stranded on the tracks along the nearly 200-km distance between Kozhikode and Aluva in the Ernakulam district and that there is no guarantee the trains will reach their destinations.

Gauri Lankesh murder case: SIT invokes KCOCA against 12 accused
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

The KCOCA law has been invoked citing the involvement of several of the accused in the Lankesh case in several cases of communal crimes in Karnataka where chargesheets have been filed — which is a primary mandate of the law.

One arrested by Maharashtra ATS could be linked to Gauri Lankesh murder case
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

The SIT is viewing Gondhalekar as a person of interest because he was closely associated with Amol Kale, 37, a former HJS convenor in Pune, who has been identified as the head of operations of a covert Hindutva group that is believed to have executed the Lankesh murder.

Karnataka: 22 youths got arms training, finds Gauri Lankesh SIT
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

Among these 22 youths was the man who allegedly shot at and killed Lankesh at the door of her Bengaluru home on September 5, 2017, police sources said.

Behind the arrests in Mumbai, information shared by team probing Gauri Lankesh case
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

Two of the men arrested by Maharashtra ATS are allegedly closely associated with the Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti.

Gauri Lankesh murder case: Vegetable farmer who runs dhaba 12th to be arrested
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Bharat Kurne alias Tomatar is the twelfth person to be arrested in the case out of the 13 persons named so far for allegedly executing and planning Gauri Lankesh's murder.

Karwar-based chef abducted, killed in Afghanistan was home two months ago, his son turns six soon
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

Hailing from Karwar in coastal Karnataka, Rodriguez worked as a chef for Sodexo, a French company that runs kitchens at US military camps in Afghanistan and UN facilities.

‘During training, Gauri Lankesh killer told to shoot in the head like in Kalburgi murder’: SIT
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

The finding that some of Waghmare’s trainers were directly involved in the Kalburgi murder adds to forensic findings that a common group of assassins was involved in the two shootings.

In preparation for murder, two youths monitored Lankesh’s activities: SIT
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

"With the intent of murdering Lankesh, the two accused persons stayed at several places in Bengaluru,’’ the SIT stated in a court application, seeking custody of the two men on July 23.

Gauri Lankesh murder probe: ‘Each recruit had separate phone to discuss activities’
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

Following arrest of two key persons in the Gauri Lankesh murder— Amol Kale, 37, and Sujeet Kumar, 38 — this year, the SIT found 20 mobile phones in a bag carried by Kale and 22 phones in shelves in the kitchen of a house in Udupi where Sujeet lived.

Gauri Lankesh murder case: SIT arrests one more person
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

Suresh, a building contractor, came on the SIT’s radar soon after the arrest of Amol Kale (37) and three others linked to the Sanatan Sanstha and HJS in May.

Gauri Lankesh murder case: Seized diary shows two hitlists, Lankesh was Number 2 on one
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

All the other persons based in Karnataka named in the diary, including theatre legend Girish Karnad whose name was No. 1 on the Lankesh list, have been provided state security.

Gauri Lankesh murder case: State govt employee held for ‘training’ suspects
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

Bangera, the owner of two licensed guns, trained several persons linked to Hindutva groups in the firing of guns, the SPP said on behalf of the SIT.

Two more with links to Hindutva outfits held in Gauri Lankesh murder case
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

With the two arrests on Sunday, nine people have so far been arrested in the case. All nine arrested, including the alleged shooter, Parashuram Waghmare, 26, from Vijayapura district of Karnataka, are alleged to have been part of the core group of Hindutva group.

Bengaluru’s burglars from Bogota: Clothing store owner, US deportees
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Bengaluru Police investigators are piecing together an elaborate profile of the five Colombians who were arrested last week for committing at least five big-ticket burglaries in the homes of wealthy residents in the city’s south.

Seer Lakshmivara Theertha’s death after suspected food poisoning sparks row in Karnataka 
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

The Shiroor Math seer was embroiled in a controversy with the seers of the Ashta Maths at the time of his death over a television clip that emerged in March.

Udupi Shiroor Matha seer’s death after suspected food poisoning sparks row in Karnataka
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Lakshmivara Theertha headed the Shiroor Matha, one of the eight mathas or the Ashta Mathas linked to the Udupi Sri Krishna temple, and was at loggerheads with the seers of the other mathas.

Got emotional at lack of recognition of work, not by Congress: Kumaraswamy
Wed, Jul 18, 2018

In New Delhi to meet Central ministers and state MPs, Kumaraswamy on Tuesday stressed that he did not refer to the Congress party in any way in his July 14 speech.

Colombian gang behind five burglaries in Bengaluru busted
Wed, Jul 18, 2018

The police investigations have revealed that members of the gang have a history of crime in cities in South America, the United States and Mexico.