Police foil escape attempt by murder accused

DJ Halli police fired at rowdy-sheeter and murder accused Younis, earlier today. By Apoorva GS, Bengaluru: Younis Bhatti Ahmad—arrested in the murder of rowdy sheeter Amjad two days ago, has been hospitalized after being shot by the police this morning. Earlier today, police officials took the accused Younis to the spot where Amjad was murdered […]

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Newly-wed woman dead: two arrested, two missing

After a woman was found hanging from the fan at her residence, two of her in-laws were arrested. Police suspect she was tortured for dowry. By Apoorva GS Police have taken the husband and mother-in-law of the woman who was found dead into custody while the other two family members, her sister-in-law and her husband […]

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Despite the ban, public vehicles still carry advertisements

Despite Karnataka’s ban on advertisement on vehicles, there are hordes of vehicles that run on the streets of the city sporting commercials of all kinds. Bibek Baidya On the streets of Bengaluru, in traffic jams and at parking lots, hordes of buses and cars bearing advertisements of all sorts are not hard to spot. These […]

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Minor tortured and thrown into water over scuffle

The case involved eight accused, six minors among them. Of the adults, one has been arrested and the other is absconding By Savyata Mishra Bengaluru: Police have arrested a man in relation to a harassment case where eight boys pushed a 14-year-old repeatedly into a lake. The incident occurred on November 10, after a minor […]

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Childhood dreams being baked at brick kilns

Children working in extreme conditions in brick kiln in Kushtagi, while their health and well-being is threatened Riddhiman Roy  “We use the field when we have to use the bathroom, there used to be a groundwater pump here, but that stopped working, and for food, we get our meals packed from home”, said Vikas, an […]

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Darkness surrounding black magic

Superstitions make people do things that they haven’t even dreamt of—thanks to black magic and witchcraft. Manasvi Gupta Witchcraft/ sorcery and human sacrifice crimes, registered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 302, 303 and 307, have increased four-folds (till September) since last year, according to the Crime Statistics. Lakshya, a resident of Marathalli, whose […]

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