1. Mohammed Nalapad Remanded to Judicial Custody for 14 Days
Mohammed Nalapad Haris, former general secretary of the Bengaluru city Youth Congress and son of Congress MLA NA Haris, has been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days for brutally assaulting a man in Bengaluru.
His associates too have been remanded to judicial custody until 7 March.
The District Sessions Court will hear Nalapad’s bail plea on 23 February.
On Wednesday morning, Nalapad filed for bail. In his application, he said that invoking IPC Section 307 (attempt to murder) was not right. His plea added that the section was added due to his political connections.
(Source: The News Minute)
2. 10th Edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival Begins on Thursday
Curtains will go up on the 10th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival (Biffes) on Thursday on the grand steps of the Vidhana Soudha and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will inaugurate the festival.
Film-maker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, multi-award winning Iranian actor Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, and producer and cinematographer Marc Baschet will be chief guests.
Kannada actors Shivarajkumar, Sudeep and Darshan are participating in the event as special invitees, and actor-director Suhasini Maniratnam and actor Sruthi Hariharan will coordinate the event organised by the Karnataka government. It’s the Law, Italian comedy film by Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone, will be the inaugural film of the weeklong festival.
(Source: The Hindu)
3. Bengaluru Man Stabbed to Death in Bus
Unidentified assailants chased and stabbed a 45-year-old man to death inside a moving BMTC bus in Electronics City, south Bengaluru, on Wednesday morning.
Seetaram alias Suresh, from Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh, was stabbed in the stomach, chest and shoulder by three men around 9:45 am inside the bus heading from Anekal to Majestic.
A profusely bleeding Seetaram was shifted in an ambulance to a private hospital on Old Airport Road where doctors declared him brought dead.
(Source: The Times of India)
4. DRDO Drone Crashes Near Base in Chitradurga
A drone of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday crashed on a farmland at Doregalahatti near the test base of the premier defence organisation in Chitradurga district.
The drone fitted to a light plane crashed during a routine exercise on a ragi farm owned by one Bangarappa near Kudapur DRDO base.
A team of DRDO scientists rushed to the crash site and inspected the equipment. "DRDO technicians lost control of the 7-foot drone which crashed 3 km away from the base," a DRDO scientist told DH.
(Source: Deccan Herald)
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5. Actor Darshan’s Fans Assault Policemen
Head constable Sudhakar, 37, filed a complaint against a group of unruly fans of film star Darshan for allegedly assaulting him and his associates while they were on duty outside the actor’s house on his birthday on Friday.
Sudhakar, who sustained fractures and was admitted to hospital, said a large group of men who were inebriated tried to barge into Darshan’s house to wish him.
The police had barricaded the area around the actor’s house. However, the unruly group damaged the barricades and pelted stones, water bottles, slippers, and even helmets at the police who were trying to stop them.
6. Siddaramaiah Compares Yeddyurappa to Hitler’s Propaganda Minister
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa have locked horns once again on Twitter, and this time the online spat is over the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.
Soon after Prime Minister Modi’s Mysuru rally, Siddaramaiah took on the prime minister, blaming him for Nirav Modi’s escape from the country.
Yeddyurappa stepped in to counter Siddaramaiah, and alleged that the Karnataka government had failed to arrest Mehul Choksi, a key player in the PNB scam, who lived in the state.
In his reply to this tweet, Siddaramaiah accused Yeddyurappa of learning to repeat a lie 100 times to make it the truth, from Hitler’s ‘Information Minister’ Joseph Goebbels.
(Source: The Quint)
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