1. Two More Held in Gauri Lankesh Murder CaseA 27-year-old man from Hubbali, in north Karnataka, has been arrested by a Special Investigation Team of Karnataka Police for the murder of Gauri Lankesh after he was identified allegedly as the motorcyclist who brought the gunman to the journalist-activist’s residence for the murder.The man has been identified as Ganesh Miskin, said to be working at an agarbatti-making facility.The SIT has arrested a second man from Hubbali, Amit Baddi, 28, after he was identified allegedly as the person who drove one of two cars that was used to support the killing of Lankesh, 55, outside her residence in Bengaluru in September last year.(Source: The Indian Express)Various Hindu Group Members Colluded: SIT on Gauri Lankesh Murder2. JD(S) in Karnataka May Get New ChiefThe Janata Dal (S) is gearing up to effect a change of guard of its organisation in Karnataka. This has assumed political importance as Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy himself is at present holding the post of party state president.While the JD(S) leadership has been maintaining that it wants to relieve Kumaraswamy of the organisational responsibility ahead of the Lok Sabha polls so that he can focus completely on state administration, the likely choice of candidate for the party’s top post in the state suggests a shrewd political strategy to handle coalition pressures.Senior leader Adaguru H Vishwanath is likely to take over the mantle of JD(S) State unit president as the party top leadership, including Kumaraswamy, is learnt to have favoured his candidature.(Source: The Hindu)A Shaky Cong-JD(S) K’taka Govt Shows Us Why a Coalition Won’t Work3. Over 20,000 Lost Items Found in Bengaluru International AirportThe lost and found (L&F) department at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has received over 20,000 items in the financial year 2017-18, out of which, 2,492 items were electronic gadgets including watches/pens, laptops, iPads and cameras.Out of the total 20,413 items dropped off with the L&F team, 5,686 were handed over to the original owners, while 7,153 items, mostly perishable goods, were disposed of, the airport operator of Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) said in a statement.As per BIAL’s policy, articles that remain unclaimed for more than 90 days, are either given to charity or auctioned to staff on the BLR airport campus.(Source: The New Indian Express)Bengaluru airport wins best award in regional category4. Seized Bike Stolen from Traffic PoliceA motorcycle rider, who was caught by the traffic police on the busy Husdon Circle for violating rules, is suspected to have taken away the bike from police custody. The bike had been seized and parked in the designated parking lot on Friday.Traffic police Sub-inspector Shivarudrappa, attached to Halasuru traffic police, has filed a complaint with his law and order counterparts, and asked them to track down the biker and take legal action.Shivarudrappa, along with his team, was deputed at Hudson Circle. They noticed a motorist riding his bike on a one-way. He was stopped and asked to show the vehicle documents. The motorists said he had none.Upon checking, police found that he was a repeat offender. They slapped a notice for riding on a one-way, not having insurance and also for a defective silencer.(Source: The Hindu)5. Five Undertrials Lend Cell Phones to Inmates, CaughtFive undertrials at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison were caught while doing brisk business: they were seen offering mobile phones to inmates to make calls.Arun Kumar, Sharath, Ravi Kumar, Mahesh and Chethan Kumar were caught during a surprise raid by the prison police at barrack number 9 in the undertrial division.The team, led by inspector B K Kishore Kumar, also recovered three mobile phones and three SIM cards from the accused. The government has installed high-tech 3G jammers at the prison at a cost of nearly Rs 7 crore, but it is of no use.Investigations revealed that Arun and Chethan used to offer mobile phones to inmates to make calls and charged them between Rs 100 and Rs 500.(Source: Deccan Herald)‘VIP’ Sasikala Granted 23 Visits in Bengaluru Jail Instead of 8 We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.