Deepa Balakrishnan

  • India's manned space programme gets a boost, ISRO to test advanced version of GSLV today 18-12-2014 07:55 AM

    Bengaluru: It is a big day for the Indian space Research Organisation as it takes its next step towards putting a man in space. India's heaviest rocket, the GSLV-3, is expected to blast off at 9:30 am from Sriharikota on Thursday. The launch is also significant as it takes with...
  • ISRO's big launch of GSLV Mark3 on Thursday decides India's man mission to space 17-12-2014 09:24 PM

    Bengaluru: After its successful Mars mission popularly known as Mangalyaan, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is taking its next steps to put a man in space. The countdown for India's heaviest rocket yet has begun at ISRO's Sriharikota launch pad, from where the GSLV Mark3 rocket will blast off...
  • Lucky Ali allegedly threatened by land mafia in Bengaluru over property dispute 17-12-2014 12:24 PM

    Bengaluru: Claiming that his life is under threat by the land mafia, singer, composer Lucky Ali has approached the Bengaluru Police. He has filed two complaints after some men allegedly barged into his house with sickles and knives and threatened his staff. The reason for the threat is reportedly a...
  • Bengaluru youth was in contact with few English speaking Jihadist 14-12-2014 12:27 AM

    Mehdi Masroor Biswas who allegedly operated the fanatic pro-ISIS twitter account, Sami Witness, has confessed to his crime and revealed how he managed to keep his identity secret to the Bangalore Police on Saturday. ...
  • Bengaluru youth handling pro-ISIS Twitter account booked for waging war against friendly nation 13-12-2014 10:51 PM

    Bengaluru: Mehdi Masroor Biswas who allegedly operated the fanatic pro-ISIS twitter account, Sami Witness, has confessed to his crime and revealed how he managed to keep his identity secret to the Bangalore Police on Saturday. "He has confessed that he was operating the Twitter account for the last many years,"...
  • Youth operating pro-Islamic State Twitter handle did not resist arrest: police 13-12-2014 04:03 PM

    The 24-year-old Bengaluru youth arrested for operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account worked in an MNC during daytime and became active on internet late at night, said police. ...
  • Are Cab Apps safe? 08-12-2014 09:22 PM

    Bengaluru: Cab services are increasingly relying on mobile apps to book, track and charge you for journeys. While tech watchers say there is a digital trail. "You can always share your location, the app has a feature for you to share your location through the way to whoever is waiting...
  • Karnataka launches M One App, citizens can access 637 government services 08-12-2014 04:42 PM

    Bengaluru: Karnataka launched its ambitious mobile governance project, the first of its kind in the country that allows citizens of the state to access as many as 637 government services at a tap on their cell phones. President Pranab Mukherjee launched the M One app on Monday in Bengaluru. The...
  • Bengaluru: Mob ties man to a pole, beats him up for 'stalking' a girl 03-12-2014 01:34 PM

    Bengaluru: In a case of brutal mob justice, a young man in his early twenties was tied up to a pole and severely beaten up. According to sources, police officers saved the man and rushed him to Nimhans hospital for medical treatment. Though the man is not in a critical...
  • Bengaluru: School attendant arrested for raping a 3-year-old girl twice, confesses crime 03-12-2014 11:33 AM

    Bengaluru: In yet another case of assault, a school attendant has been arrested for raping a 3-year-old in Bengaluru. The attendant has been sent to judicial custody. The attendant during the interrogation has confessed to his crime. He has informed the police that he took the child to an under...
  • Bengaluru: 8-year-old commits suicide, leaves note for mother 03-12-2014 12:10 AM

    Bengaluru: An eight-year-old girl committed suicide by settling herself on fire on Tuesday. In a suicide note which she left behind for her mother, the girl held herself responsible for taking the extreme step. The minor's mother is inconsolable. She lost her husband six years ago and now has to...
  • Paul Meeking, the paedophile Bengaluru teacher, escapes to Kuwait 02-12-2014 08:39 PM

    Bengaluru: Paul Meekin, the alleged paedophile teacher of Bengaluru has escaped to Kuwait. The teacher is being probed by police in Britain and India. As per reports Paul Working has taken a false name in Kuwait. Paul was arrested while he was working at World School in Bengaluru for having...
  • Bengaluru: Eight-year-old sets herself ablaze, leaves behind suicide note 02-12-2014 01:50 PM

    Bengaluru: In a disturbing incident, an eight-year-old girl has committed suicide by setting herself ablaze in Bengaluru. The minor was alone at home when she took the extreme step. She has also left behind a suicide note wherein she blames no one but herself for taking her life. It has...
  • Relief for Law Minister Sadananda Gowda, court dismisses rape case against his son 26-11-2014 06:28 PM

    Bengaluru: In a huge relief to Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda, the family court in Bengaluru dismissed the rape case against his son Karthik Gowda. The court ruled that it was not a valid marriage. Karthik had also approached to the High Court to get the rape case against him...
  • Bengaluru street assault case victims reassured as police arrests six 26-11-2014 09:18 AM

    The victims of the Bengaluru street assault case say that they feel reassured after the police arrested 6 people for stalking and harassing five women in the heart of city. The police has slapped charges of criminal intimidation and assault to outrage the modesty of women, which will at least...
  • Police arrest 6 men for harassing 5 women in Bengaluru's MG Road 25-11-2014 08:05 PM

    Six men has been arrested for allegedly harassing a group of five women at MG road in Bengaluru. Three of them are from Tamil Nadu and other three are from Bengaluru itself. The men were caught on camera allegedly harassing the women on late Saturday night. ...
  • Bengaluru police say no to 'Kiss of love' on Sunday 25-11-2014 04:26 PM

    Bengaluru: The Bengaluru police has rejected permission for the 'Kiss of Love' campaign that was proposed for the coming Sunday, November 30th, as part of a larger chain of protests nationally against moral policing. The police said in rejecting approval, they were doing their duty in preventing a cognizable offence...
  • Bengaluru Police arrests 6 men for harassing 5 women at MG Road 25-11-2014 12:32 PM

    Bengaluru: Six men has been arrested for allegedly harassing a group of five women at MG road in Bengaluru. Three of them are from Tamil Nadu and other three are from Bengaluru itself. The men were caught on camera allegedly harassing the women on late Saturday night. Bengaluru Police Commissioner...
  • Bengaluru street assault caught on camera, five women allegedly harassed by group of five men 24-11-2014 01:10 PM

    Bengaluru: In an extremely shameful incident in Bengaluru, five men have been caught on camera allegedly harassing a group of five women at the posh MG road in the city. The women claim that the men asked them to roll down their windows and even took out a sharp object...
  • Karnataka government intensifies drive to shut illegal schools, future of 1 lakh students uncertain 21-11-2014 07:45 AM

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has ordered the unauthorised school where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped in October to shut down classes and allow students to transfer to other schools. Just as a month-long drive to identify more illegal schools gets underway, the drive is bound to open up a...
  • Women inmates allegedly forced to have sex with male convicts in Bangalore Central jail 15-11-2014 08:09 AM

    Bengaluru: In shocking revelations emerging from inside the Bangalore Central jail, two letters have surfaced which allege that women inmates at the jail were forced by their jail wardens to have sex with male inmates. In turn the male inmates paid the jailors for this service. The letters that have...
  • Bangalore: Protests outside school where a six-year-old was sexually assaulted 03-11-2014 01:07 PM

    Bangalore: Protests have erupted outside the school in Bangalore where a six-year-old was sexually assaulted by her teacher. Parents of the six-year-old are amongst the protestors. They demand the arrest of the school Vice Principal. "We were told there is a parents meeting. Why isn't there one? My daughter had...
  • Bengaluru rape case: Girl's parents fight for greater accountability of school 02-11-2014 08:53 AM

    Bengaluru: In the rape case of a 6-year-old girl, Bengaluru Police have decided to file cases against the school for violating safety rules amidst criticism that the government hasn't reacted effectively enough. The parents of the rape victim are also fighting for greater accountability of school. The minor girl's father...
  • Bangalore rape case: School Principal, Management Head arrested on charges of negligence 01-11-2014 06:22 PM

    Bangalore: The Principal of the school where a six-year-old was sexually assaulted on Friday has been arrested, along with the Head of the Management on charges of negligence. The two of Cambridge School were arrested under IPC sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 336 (act...
  • Bangalore rape: Police interrogates school authorities 01-11-2014 12:54 PM

    Bangalore: After arresting a teacher for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old in Bangalore, the police is now interrogating the school authorities. A fresh case has been filed against the school. It was also booked in September for failing to comply with safety guidelines issued by the Karnataka government. The latest...
  • Bangalore rape: Rajya Sabha member calls for regulation of schools 01-11-2014 10:11 AM

    Condemning the incidents of sexual abuse of minor girl students in Bangalore school, Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrashekhar called for regulation of educational institutions. ...
  • Karnataka: Government doctors on strike, demand better pay, facilities 27-10-2014 09:35 PM

    Bangalore: More than 2,000 doctors from government hospitals across various districts of Karnataka have been holding a strike since Monday demanding better pay and other facilities. The doctors have threatened to quit handing their resignation letters to the health department in Bangalore. According to sources, this is their last ultimatum...
  • Government to take up a month-long drive against schools running without affiliation 25-10-2014 03:58 PM

    Bangalore: A day after Bangalore police arrested the secretary of the school where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped, on charges of cheat, the Karnataka Education Department has now said that it will take action against its own officials too, who seemed to have turned a blind eye when the...
  • Bangalore minor rape: Police arrest school staff member 24-10-2014 07:39 PM

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Police on Friday arrested one person in connection with the alleged rape of a three-year-old inside the premises of her school. The person arrested, KK Reddy, is a member of the school management. The arrest came after a criminal case was lodged against him. Three others have...
  • Corruption cases return to haunt former CM BS Yeddyurappa 21-10-2014 01:48 PM

    Bangalore: A disproportionate assets case against BJP MP and former Karntaka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa returns to haunt him, with the Karnataka High Court telling a trial court in Shimoga to go ahead with its trial against him. A local magistrate court had quashed the First Information Report (FIR) lodged...