Johnson T.A.

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IISc, Wipro join hands for driverless car on Indian roads with potholes, cattle

However, scientists and researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and IT major Wipro Ltd have joined hands to create a driverless car for Indian conditions with a targeted rollout date of March 2020.

Frozen screens tell story: Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander fell silent 335 m from Moon

It is likely that touchdown occurred at a much higher velocity than the “stringent touchdown requirement of 5 m/s in vertical and horizontal velocity” or less, as specified by ISRO in the planning phase.

Chandrayaan-2: The men and women behind India’s Mission Moon

From developing launch rockets to configuring and assembling spacecraft systems, they are among those who played a key role in the project.

Explained: What ED and I-T have against Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar

The complaint alleged that Shivakumar and four associates based in Delhi and Bengaluru were part of “a well hatched conspiracy” to help the Congress leader evade tax.

Karnataka phone-tapping: CBI set to look at role of officers

The CBI registered a case to begin investigations on August 30, days after the B S Yediyurappa government handed over the probe to the agency on August 19.

Karnataka: New state BJP chief takes charge, priorities cut out

With Kateel’s appointment, the central BJP will attempt to break Yediyurappa’s stranglehold over the Karnataka unit and this could in the short term lead to tension in the party despite Kateel’s call for unity on Tuesday.

Karnataka: BS Yediyurappa gets three deputy CMs

Three ministers chosen for Yediyurappa’s cabinet last week —Laxman Savadi, 57, Dr C H Ashwathnarayan, 51, and Govind Karjol, 68 — were designated deputy CMs by Governor Vajubhai Vala through a notification issued on Monday evening.

Karnataka: HC quashes IISc prof’s dismissal, asks Centre to conduct training for harassment probe

A single-judge bench of Justice P B Bajanthri issued the directions while setting aside the October 17, 2018 dismissal of the decorated scientist and professor Giridhar Madras.

Cabinet expansion: BS Yediyurappa stamp on 17-member ministry

As many as seven ministers are from the dominant Lingayat community to which Yediyurappa belongs.

Explained: The caste politics behind Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa’s cabinet expansion

Karnataka Cabinet expansion: B S Yediyurappa is keen on inducting many of the 15 Congress-JDS rebels who helped the BJP topple the coalition and has left as many as 17 cabinet posts vacant.

Karnataka phone tapping: CM B S Yediyurappa wants CBI to probe

The decision was taken by Yediyurappa, who is the lone member of the state cabinet, following directions from the BJP high command, party sources said.

Kalburgi targeted over speech at meet against superstition, say police

Kalburgi was shot dead at his house in Dharwad on the morning of August 30, 2015, by a person who knocked on the door and asked for him.

HD Kumaraswamy got phones of MLAs tapped, says probe, CM calls for report

“There was illegal tapping of phones of MLAs and bureaucrats. Close associates of the current Chief Minister and other leaders were also being monitored,” said police sources.

A Karnataka survival story: Couple stayed on roof, tree for three days

The couple had been working and living on Jamadar’s farm for five months and were regularly employed there for seasonal work over the past five to six years.

Karnataka floods: At relief camp in Belagavi college, race against time to vacate campus

According to those at the camp, at least 500 people do not have a house to return to, and the others are concerned about returning to weak structures, where mud and slush have played havoc with the interiors and electrical items.

ISRO’s new commercial arm gets first booking for launch

The US provider, Spaceflight, announced on August 8 that it has clinched a deal with NSIL for using the second developmental flight of the under-development SSLV rocket to launch a spacecraft for an "undisclosed US-based satellite constellation customer".

IDIA founder Shamnad Basheer found dead in Chikkamagaluru

The 43-year-old academic, who specialised in intellectual property rights, had been missing for around four days.

Karnataka: SIT deposits Rs 6.77 cr in court to repay investors in IMA Group

The Rs 6.77 crore is meant to pay back investors who have been cheated to the tune of Rs 1,410 crore allegedly by IMA Group.

Karnataka: Three MLAs write to Yediyurappa, seek withdrawal of cases against ‘Hindu activists’

Thirthahalli MLA Araga Jnanendra, Virajpet legislator K G Bopaiah and their Karwar counterpart Roopali Naik have written the letters.

Ponzi scam: IMA founder may have kept bribe records

The names of several top police officers who served in the eastern jurisdiction of Bengaluru city are present in the records maintained by the alleged scamster.