Johnson T.A.

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Karnataka top cop set to go to Senegal for Ravi Pujari’s extradition

Pujari has employed a top lawyer in Senegal, for fees in the range of Rs 7 crore, and is likely to contest the extradition procedure, police officers said. Since Senegal does not have capital punishment, the extradition process may require a guarantee that Pujari will not be executed if convicted under Indian laws.

Decision 2019: As Deve Gowda plans debut of grandsons, Congress leaders fight for spotlight

A second source of concern for local leaders of the Congress is the JD(S) plan to field Deve Gowda’s grandson and Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy’s son, film actor Nikhil Kumaraswamy (34), from Mandya.

PM Narendra Modi: ‘Opposition joining to remove me as I work to uproot terror, graft’

PM Modi said the Opposition parties are guided by selfish interests, and repeated the allegation at a rally in Tamil Nadu’s Kancheepuram later in the day.

‘Resolve is to defeat (BJP)… no stumbling blocks in Cong-JD(S) talks’

As the two parties now hold discussions to hammer out a seat-sharing agreement for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, JD(S) general secretary and convenor of the Congress-JD(S) coalition co-ordination committee, Kunwar Danish Ali, speaks on the progress of the talks

Friends call me disturbed to stop further shaming, says lecturer made to kneel down over Facebook post

Stating that he has been labelled a communist on account of his latest posts, he said, “I am an engineering teacher.... I am only reacting to the situation around me. But I do not want to say much — my parents are worried.”

Karnataka: Shivakumar discharged in two I-T cases

The two cases were filed in February 2018 for offences punishable under Section 276 C (1) of the Income Tax Act ,1961, for tax evasion and Sections 201 and 204 of the Indian Penal Code for causing disappearance and destruction of evidence.

HAL not waiting for IAF, making products before orders: chairman

As part of this new strategy, HAL has developed the HTT-40, a basic trainer aircraft for IAF pilots, and is now developing a Supersonic Omni Role Trainer Aircraft (SPORT) for training pilots who are on the cusp of being inducted into fighter squadrons.

HAL revives intermediate jet trainer programme to help rookie IAF pilots

The IJT, also known as Hindustan Jet Trainer 36, is an aircraft indigenously designed and developed by HAL to replace its own Kiran jet trainers —- which were made from 1964 to 1989 and are now being retired from IAF service on account of their vintage.

The Karnataka Tapes: ‘We will make 12 people who join us ministers…we will give them Rs 10 crore’

The Feb 8 midnight conversation between BJP's Karnataka chief Yeddyurappa, BJP leaders and JD(S) first-time MLA Sharangouda Kandakur that stirred the bribe allegation pot. The Indian Express transcribes the recordings and looks at the key figures in the sting tape.

Karnataka: Congress-JDS govt edgy about pushing finance Bill in House

Both the opposition BJP and the ruling coalition have issued whips for presence of all their legislators over the next two days of the session, creating the impression that the passage of the finance Bill will be a tight affair.

Explained: BJP, Congress and JD(S) — the insecurities of each party in Karnataka

Fresh signals suggest cracks in ruling alliance, which are quickly played down. Congress alleges attempts at poaching, BJP claims its leader has been wronged, JD(S) finds new relevance. With elections around the corner, what all this could mean for each party.

Gaming, social media, selfies: This clinic in Bengaluru helps tech addicts log out

Since 2014, the SHUT clinic at Nimhans, set up by clinical psychology professor, Manoj Kumar Sharma, has devised strategies for its treatment and care of “technology addiction”.

Explained: What Kumaraswamy’s audio tapes mean to Karnataka politics

The Karnataka audio tapes: Since the Congress-JDS alliance came to power, the BJP, especially Yeddyurappa, has been biding its time and waiting for an opportunity to be in a position to topple the coalition government.

Karnataka govt alleges BJP poaching bid, BSY says fake audio clip

Kumaraswamy released an audio recording of Yeddyurappa holding negotiations with Sharanagouda Patil, the son of JDS MLA Naganagouda Patil.

Congress-JDS alliance: Deve Gowda-Siddaramaiah rift delays seat plans

As part of a broad agreement, the Congress and JD(S) had decided to divide the 28 Karnataka Lok Sabha seats as per their strength in the Assembly: roughly two-third to the Congress (18 seats) and one-third to the JD(S).

Underworld don Ravi Pujari arrested: Six-month chase that ended in Senegal barber shop

There are 96 other extortion cases against Pujari in Karnataka, of them 39 in Bengaluru and 36 in Mangalore.

Karnataka: Court nod to reopen probe into bomb attack at Belagavi theatre screening Padmaavat

The move comes in the wake of findings from the investigation into the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh that suggested that members of a radical Hindu group involved in the murder were also involved in attacks on theatres screening the movie in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Karnataka crisis: 2 skip Congress meet, 2 show ‘reason’; 75 sent to resort

The Congress decided to move all 75 party MLAs, who attended the meeting, to a resort outside Bengaluru, ostensibly to protect them from poaching attempts by the BJP.

Karnataka political crisis: One missing Congress MLA returns, 2 ‘on their way’

Mallikarjun Kharge accused the BJP of “trying to create fear among MLAs." The BJP said the crisis was a creation of the Congress itself.

Karnataka on boil: 2 MLAs withdraw support, Kumaraswamy says no threat to his govt

The withdrawal of support is unlikely to destabilise the Congress-JDS alliance unless at least 11 MLAs from the ruling combine resign as well to reduce the coalition to a minority government.