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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.
Representational image. | A police personnel marches in Devara Jeevana Halli, where an angry mob attacked and vandalised properties, in Bengaluru. | Photo: ANI

Yediyurappa says state govt will recover costs of damage from culprits in Bengaluru riots

The Chief Minister said stringent action has been initiated against those responsible for the violent incidents including invoking the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
Forensics experts collect evidence at the riot-hit DJ Halli police station in Bengaluru | Photo: ANI

Police rules out Bengaluru riots accused Naveen’s claim that his phone had been hacked

P. Naveen Kumar now claims there were many people at his residence, one of whom could’ve used his phone to post the message that triggered the riots.
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Why Sunny Leone is trending on Twitter on India’s Independence Day

Actor Sunny Leone's name was among the top trends on Twitter through much of Saturday.
SDPI activists protesting the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya (reprensentational image) | Photo: ANI

SDPI doesn’t fear ban over Bengaluru riots, says will emerge stronger just like RSS

SDPI is the political arms of radical PFI, which has presence in 6 states and Delhi. Its website says SDPI has contested polls at gram panchayat, corporation, assembly and parliamentary levels.
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‘Warned Naveen, but he did not listen’ — father of man whose post led to Bengaluru riots

P. Naveen Kumar distributed sweets among local residents, including Muslims, after Ayodhya Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan. Neighbours say it looked like he was 'provoking people'.

Congress ex-corporator among 60 more arrested for Bengaluru riots over Prophet post

Former Congress corporator Kaleem Pasha’s name cropped up after police arrested and interrogated SDPI leader Muzammil Pasha in connection with Bengaluru riots.
Representational image. | A police personnel marches in Devara Jeevana Halli, where an angry mob attacked and vandalised properties, in Bengaluru. | Photo: ANI

Bengaluru has seen 8 major riots since 1986 — including two over Prophet Muhammad

From violence over an actor’s death to a longstanding water-sharing issue, Bengaluru has been witness to several riots over the years.
Police keep watch over one of the areas affected by Bengaluru riots Tuesday | Rohini Swamy | ThePrint

BJP blames radical PFI’s political arm for Bengaluru riots, police say investigation on

Sources in Bengaluru Police say the alleged role of Social Democratic Party of India is under the scanner on the basis of ‘some evidence’, but the organisation has denied the charge.
A building torched by the mob in Bengaluru Tuesday night | Photo: @ANI | Twitter

Post about Prophet Muhammad triggers riots in Bengaluru, 3 killed as police opens fire

Post was allegedly put up by nephew of a Congress MLA, who claims his account was hacked. Mob tried to barge into MLA’s house, torched vehicles & property.

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Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.