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Delhi Police personnel stand guard at Model Town police colony, identified as a Covid-19 hotspot, during the on 16 April 2020 | Kamal Kishore | PTI

UAPA needed in Delhi, Bengaluru riot cases. Can’t let accused get away on technical grounds

In the background of the anti-CAA protests, an untoward incident during the high-profile Trump visit would have certainly shown India in poor light. Now Delhi Police has a case.
Police personnel pass by vehicles burnt by a mob in Bengaluru on August 12

NIA arrests ‘key conspirator’ in Bengaluru riots, conducts searches at 30 locations

According to the agency, Sayed Saddiq Ali was a recovery agent with a bank who had been absconding since 11 August.
Representational image. | A police personnel marches in Devara Jeevana Halli, where an angry mob attacked and vandalised properties, in Bengaluru. | Photo: ANI

NIA takes over Bengaluru violence probe, says SDPI leader allegedly instigated mobs to riot

The central agency has re-registered two separate FIRs under the UAPA and IPC sections related to arson, violence and destruction of public property.
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Bengaluru private schools want to charge students ‘Covid fees’ to cover sanitisation costs

School managements say that ensuring all safety protocols and Covid measures will see house cleaning and maintenance costs go up if students choose to return from 21 September.
Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa inaugurates the Veer Savarkar flyover in Yelahanka, a suburb of Bengaluru | Photo: Twitter | @CTRavi_BJP

Don’t we have own freedom fighters? — Kannada groups question BJP govt on ‘Savarkar’ flyover

Numerous organisations have hit out at decision to name a flyover in Yelahanka after Hindutva icon Veer Savarkar, saying BJP govt is only appeasing its political bosses.
Bengaluru Archbishop Peter Machado | By special arrangement

Open to probe, says Bengaluru Archbishop of charges church trust misappropriated Rs 300 cr

Retired Karnataka HC judge, Justice Michael Saldanha, says he has written to ED demanding a probe into Asha Trust that belongs to the archdiocese, and adds there is evidence of corruption.
Congress leader Kavitha Reddy as seen in the video posted by actor Samyuktha Hegde. | Photo: Twitter

‘I run in shorts’ — Congress’ Kavitha Reddy says didn’t shame actor Samyuktha over sports bra

After actor Samyuktha Hegde alleged that Kavitha Reddy abused her for exercising in a public park in Bengaluru wearing a sports bra, the Congress leader has denied the charges.
Members of the fact-finding committee submit their report to Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa | By special arrangement

Bengaluru riots communal & an attempt to turn area into Muslim majority — fact-finding panel

The panel, headed by retired judge Srikanth D. Babaladi, alleges role of women can’t be ruled out in 'the entire conspiracy'. Report was submitted to Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa Friday.
Dr Sonal Asthana (left) and Dr Vishnu Kurpad, who were part of the team that came up with the T Cell test | ThePrint team

Bengaluru doctors develop test to detect warrior T cells, could determine who gets vaccine first

The test, which will screen for T cells in the immune system, needs to get DCGI approval. Experts say such tests are already available for diseases like TB & cytomegalovirus infection.
File photo | Sushant Singh Rajput | Facebook/SushantSinghRajput

‘Revelations’ in Sushant Singh Rajput case on ABP News, NDTV on Naga peace talks breakdown

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

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Are you anti-national, seditious, or simply inconvenient? Your bookshelf holds the answer

Indians today should ditch the books that Sharjeel Imam, Akhil Gogoi, Umar Khalid and Kanhaiya Kumar read and stick to Chetan Bhagat.
A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

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Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?