news Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 05:30
  1. Even as the whereabouts of city-based Faiz Masood who is alleged to have joined ISIS is unknown, officials from Intelligence Bureau(IB) are probing the cause for him to join the radical group. They are investigating if there are any ISIS sympathizers in the city who may have changed Faiz's mindset.   2. Congress party to release manifesto highlighting the party's vision for the city ahead of the upcoming BBMP elections. KPCC President Dr. G Parameshwara said that they would not field any candidates with proven criminal charges, however, those with complaints against them would be not be rejected.   3. As the state government is all set to hold the three-day Global Investors Meet (GIM) from November 23-25, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is leaving no stone unturned to woo investors. On Wednesday, he cleared five major investment projects worth more than Rs. 2000 crore.    4. The Advocates Association of Bengaluru passed a resolution urging advocates to boycott courts on Friday to protest the State government's denial of sanction to prosecute 54 police officials in connection with the violence at the civil court complex on March 2, 2012.    5. The 17-day protest staged by producers of the Kannada film industry ended on Wednesday with the intervention of the government. The producers had demanded that actors should not take up shows on television as this was causing them loss of revenue.  
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