Investigators probing the Bangalore blast have tracked down the owner of the motorcycle where the bomb was planted but no one has been arrested so far in connection with yesterday's explosion.
Young and suave Priya Krishna,seeking re-election as Congress candidate from a Bangalore constituency for May 5 Assembly polls, has retained his status of the richest candidate with assets of over Rs. 910 crore.
Four special squads have been formed to probe the terror attack apparently targeting the BJP office in Bangalore that left 16 people injured, a top police official said.
A day after the Bangalore blast that took place very close to BJP state headquarters, Bangalore police seemed to be clueless over the perpetrators of the crime and announced Rs. 5 lakh reward to whoever provide credible information about the culprits.
The Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled 49 leases in mines reporting maximum illegalities in Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka, but allowed resumption of activity in mines with lesser illegalities as recommended by a Central Empowered Committee (CEC).
Karnataka chief minister Jagadish Shettar said on Thursday there was no specific information or alert "from anybody" about the bomb blast near the BJP office that left 16 injured.
Supreme Court has allowed nine more iron ore mines to resume production in Karnataka, a small fraction of the total, but exports from the country's second-biggest supplier of the steel-making raw material remain on hold for now.
Key fugitives associated with a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) supported and al Qaeda influenced terror module are emerging as prime suspects today’s bombing outside the Karnataka BJP headquarter.
It had started as an ordinary morning for 28-year-old Vijat R. A cup of tea from the stall outside his office in north Bangalore’s Malleshwar area, and he would be ready for work.
The home ministry officials called today’s blast outside the BJP office in Bangalore— that comes exactly three years (April 17, 2010) after two bombs went off outside Chinnaswamy Stadium in the city — “a terrorist attack”.
A loud bang and the next moment three cars went up in flames and a bike blown to smithereens, recounted witnesses to a terror strike outside the BJP office in Bangalore buzzing with activity ahead of the May 5 Assembly polls.
The ruling BJP tonight released its third list with 37 candidates for the May 5 Assembly polls but still has not taken a call about three tainted MLAs, keeping the suspense factor alive.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the May 5 assembly elections in Karnataka.