Johnson T.A.

Articles By Johnson T.A.

Indians in space: 12 of 60 IAF test pilots in shortlist, many out due to dental defects

Gaganyaan probables undergoing training at Yuri Gagarin cosmonaut centre in Russia’s Star City

In Karnataka, rumblings over move to give BJP tickets to rebels

A decision by the BJP leadership to give tickets to the rebels in 15 state bypolls on December 5 is expected to cause tensions with many local, state and national leaders of the party unhappy over the move.

MLA disqualification case: Why SC verdict today holds key to Karnataka bypolls (and BSY govt)

The judgment will have a bearing on the December 5 byelections to 15 of the 17 vacant seats in the Assembly, and on the future of the BJP government headed by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.

IPL regular arrested for match-fixing: Cops connect dots; From KPL to Abu Dhabi T10 League

Owners who influenced cricketers CM Gautam, Abrar Kazi to fix games in Karnataka T20 tournament are also stakeholders in high-profile UAE extravaganza

Big catch: IPL regular arrested for match-fixing

CM Gautam, wicket-keeper batsman who played for RCB, Daredevils and Mumbai Indians, accused of unfair play in several KPL games, including 2019 final.

Latest in Karnataka phone-tapping: Actor Sumalatha on list

Sumalatha Ambarish is the wife of M H Ambarish, the former film star turned Congress and JD(S) mass leader from Mandya.

Smuggling probe as cover, Bengaluru police tapped phones of 30 public figures

The BJP government led by B S Yeddyurappa had earlier handed over investigations into the illegal tapping, believed to have lasted a year between August 2018 and August 2019 (during Kumaraswamy’s tenure and the start of Yediyurappa’s), to the CBI.

Detention centre lacking, Bengaluru police launch drive against illegal Bangla immigrants

Among those detained are 24 women and 16 children. The police have filed two cases under Foreigners Act 1946 and Section 370 of the IPC for trafficking.

How Karnataka became the most innovative state in the country

The culture of sharing knowledge is the reason why Karnataka provides 40% of India’s IT exports.

In Karnataka, digital land records project to check dodgy transactions hits govt wall

The government’s decision comes despite the Revenue Department insisting that UPOR was working effectively in Shimoga.

Probe into Bengaluru twin murders helps police crack Mandya twin murders

While investigating a twin murder at Mahadevapura in east Bengaluru, the police stumbled upon the young couple who allegedly targeted elderly, childless couples within their extended family in order to rob them.

Infosys asks CEO Salil Parekh, CFO Nilanjan Roy to recuse from probe

The audit committee at Infosys has assigned the investigation of the “generalised allegations’’ of wrongdoing by the top management to the law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Bengaluru: Murder of former V-C exposes family feud over control of varsity

Started in 2005 as the Alliance Business School by Sudhir with his sisters as directors, the business school became a university in 2010 when the BJP was in power in Karnataka.

Karnataka seer’s phone was tapped by passing him off as smuggler

Sources said one example that has come to the fore in the investigation handed over to the CBI by the BJP government in Karnataka is the alleged tapping of the phone of Nirmalananda Swami, an influential seer of the dominant Vokkaliga community.

Giving bail to J&K students, judge says: purely pvt chat

Saying that the alleged “anti-national” comments were made in the course of a private conversation on social media, Additional District and Sessions Judge Sayed Baleegur Rahaman granted bail on September 20.

Karnataka Premier League team owner Ali Asfak Thara arrested for betting

Ali Asfak Thara, a travel and tours businessman who bought the Belagavi Panthers franchise in 2017, was arrested by the CCB after several days of interrogation.

Strong support for panel’s V-C pick: ‘NLSIU deserves well-qualified academic’

The credentials of Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy (44) as an academic — Rhodes scholar at Oxford University and B R Ambedkar visiting professor of Indian constitutional law at Columbia Law School — are key factors driving the hope for a revival in the academic spirit

At top law school in Bengaluru, students clamour for their Vice Chancellor

Over 400 undergraduate students are set to boycott the semester examinations that are scheduled to begin on Monday to protest the delay in appointing Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy as the new VC. This is the first time in the NLSIU’s 31-year history that students are boycotting classes and exams.

Amid unease in BSY camp, Lingayats bat for his continuation as Karnataka CM

The Opposition Congress and JD (S) have picked up the issue to target Yediyurappa.

Vokkaligas, politics and symbolism: Why Kempegowda’s statue matters

CM Yediyurappa's plans to construct a 101-foot-tall Kempegowda bronze statue at the Bengaluru airport at the cost of Rs 100 crore is widely seen as an attempt by the BJP to gain leverage with the Vokkaliga community.