Deepa Balakrishnan

  • 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...
  • DA case: J Jayalalithaa walks out of Bangalore jail after 22 days, Tamil Nadu CM receives her 18-10-2014 03:28 PM

    Bangalore: After spending 22 days in Bangalore Central Prison, AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa walked out on Saturday. Her release from jail was in accordance with the Supreme Court order granting her bail in the disproportionate assets case. The release order by Special Judge John...
  • Would have committed suicide had Jaya not got bail: supporters 17-10-2014 04:41 PM

    Supporters of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa said that they would have committed suicide had she not got bail today in the DA case. ...
  • Watch: AIADMK supporters celebrate after SC grants bail to Jayalalithaa 17-10-2014 02:45 PM

    AIADMK supporters celebrated, bursting crackers and dancing on the roads after the Supreme Court granted bail to party chief Jayalalithaa in the illegal assets case on medical grounds. ...
  • Yet another godman faces rape charges, Karnataka HC orders probe 09-10-2014 12:20 PM

    Bangalore: Another godman is under scrutiny on rape charges after the Karnataka High Court asked the CID to go ahead with its investigation of the head of the popular Ramachandrapura Mutt in Shimoga district of the state. Raghaveshwara Bharati Swami faces rape charges from a devotee who is also the...
  • Court attaches 3,000 acres of land belonging to companies run by Jayalalithaa's aides 02-10-2014 08:19 PM

    Bangalore: A special court on Thursday attached nearly 3,000 acres of property belonging to firms run by the aides of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. According to the Court, the companies had acquired the land around Sirudavur, Payanur, Valajabad and Oothukkadu in Tamil Nadu illegally. The court said...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa to stay in Bangalore jail as HC adjourns bail hearing till October 6 30-09-2014 11:36 AM

    Bangalore: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will have to spend a week in prison as the Karnataka High Court adjourned the hearing of her bail plea in the disproportionate assets case till Monday, October 6. Jayalalithaa, three others were convicted in the Rs 66.65 crore corruption case by...
  • Jayalalithaa allotted VVIP cell number 23 in the Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara 28-09-2014 09:26 PM

    Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has been allotted VVIP cell number 23 in the Central Prison. Jayalalithaa took a stroll within the jail premises at 5:30 on Sunday morning. AIADMK supporters were refused permission to meet Jayalalithaa on Sunday. ...
  • With J Jayalalithaa in jail, Tamil Nadu awaits a new chief minister 28-09-2014 09:10 AM

    Bangalore: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa spent her first night in Bangalore Central Jail after she was convicted by a special court in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. She has been given four years imprisonment and Rs 100 crore fine under the prevention of corruption act. She has been...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa found guilty in corruption case, has to quit 27-09-2014 02:29 PM

    Bangalore: In what could bring about a major turn in Tamil Nadu politics, a special court in Bangalore convicted AIADMK supremo and state Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The AIADMK chief's close aide Sasikala too has been found guilty...
  • Just 12 hours into the orbit, India's successful Mars mission Mangalyaan sends first set of data 24-09-2014 08:31 PM

    Bangalore: It's been just 12 hours since India's first interplanetary mission, the Mars orbiter, entered the red planet's orbit successfully and it is already hard at work. The Mangalyaan has sent back five photographs of Mars. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed that their ground station had receieved the...
  • Mangalyaan: India keeps its date with Mars, and history 24-09-2014 07:31 PM

    India made history on Wednesday as it became the first country in the world to send up a spacecraft to Mars in its very first attempt. Deepa Balakrishnan presents this report. ...
  • Mangalyaan proves India's self-reliance, say ISRO scientists 24-09-2014 10:48 AM

    The Mangalyaan mission proves India's self-reliance. "I have always wanted to work for ISRO. It is a proud moment for us. We have achieved this in the first attempt," said an excited ISRO scientist. ...
  • Engines tested, India's Mangalyaan set to enter planet's orbit on Wednesday 22-09-2014 11:44 PM

    The Indian Space Research Organisation has begun crucial operations to put the Mars orbiter spacecraft into the planet's orbit. The first testing of engines has been a big success. Deepa Balakrishnan reports. ...
  • ISRO wakes up Mars Orbiter, successfully test fires engine on the Mangalyaan 22-09-2014 10:33 PM

    The Indian space research organisation has begun crucial operations to put the mars orbiter spacecraft into its final orbit around the red plane with it's first testing of engines a big success, giving us hopes of great glory. ...
  • Main engine test firing on Mangalyaan successful: ISRO 22-09-2014 03:37 PM

    The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully test fired the main liquid engine of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, which has been in sleep mode for 10 months. The engine was test fired for 4 seconds. ...
  • Mars mission: ISRO successfully test-fires Mangalyaan's main engine 22-09-2014 02:46 PM

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully test fired the main liquid engine of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, which has been in sleep mode for 10 months. The Mars Orbiter Mission will enter the red planet's atmosphere on September 24. After igniting the engine, ISRO tweeted, "Mars Orbiter...
  • Mars mission: ISRO to test run Mangalyaan's main engine today 22-09-2014 10:23 AM

    Bangalore: India's Mars Orbiter Mission will enter the red planet's atmosphere on September 24. But before that, Indian Space Research Organisation needs to test fire the main engine today, which has been in sleep mode for 10 months. The team of scientists at ISRO's control room will be the first...
  • Karnataka government stirs controversy, reserves 70 pc midlevel jobs for Kannadigas 15-09-2014 08:01 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government has stirred a controversy by approving a policy which reserved 70 per cent of mid-level jobs for Kannadigas in Bangalore. The corporate world was not thrilled by the decision. Bangalore has employed lakhs of people in various sectors like IT, biotech, manufacturing and textiles. A large...
  • Sadananda Gowda's son faces arrest as court issues warrant against him on actress' complaint 04-09-2014 02:23 PM

    Bangalore: A local court in Bangalore on Thursday issued an arrest warrant and lookout notice for Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik on a complaint by an actress, who has accused him of rape. The warrant has been issued after Karthik failed to appear before court for questioning. The actress...