Mangaluru : Legal war against those who violated the law

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Mangaluru : As per the Lokayukta Act, if the former members of the city corporation attempt to contest the upcoming election based on the assets declaration affidavit submitted during the previous election, they may face legal difficulties. Social workers have decided to fight a legal battle against those former members of MCC who have not […]

Lokayukta orders probe into illegal grant of housing plots on govt. land

Saturday, June 8th, 2019
Vishwanatha Shetty

Mangaluru : The alleged connivance of officials in granting title deeds for house sites on government land to their relatives, under Section 94 CC of the Karnataka Land Reforms Act, Lokayukta P. Vishwanatha Shetty has directed Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil to investigate all grants made in urban areas of the district since 2015 when that […]

Lokayukta’s background check helps cop’s widow

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Mangaluru: After years of agonising wait, a police widow’s dream to provide a secure home for her daughter has been realised. The police widow, presently attached to Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement (DCRE) cell in Urva stores, who struggled for seven years to realise her dream, had almost given up, when her efforts to get […]

Committee formed to rejuvenate all lakes in Bengaluru

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Bengaluru:Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty on Tuesday formed a joint committee to coordinate and work towards rejuvenating lakes in the city. The team set up comprises of officials from the BBMP, BDA, KSPCB, Minor Irrigation and Revenue departments and BWSSB. The Lokayukta has directed the committee to look through all the lakes in the city and […]

Delay in Varahi project has cost Rs. 100 crore loss to the govt: Lokayukta

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Kundapura: Delay in Varahi irrigation project has cost Rs. 100 crore loss to the government. In the 38 years of this project, not even a minimum of 1 km length of a canal has been completed, mentioned the former Upa Lokayukta Justice Subhash B. Adi in his report. In February, the Upa Lokayukta conducted an […]

Plastic speed breakers questioned by Lokayukta

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Mangaluru: Lokayukta P Vishwanatha Shetty has ordered the initiation of a suo-motu proceeding for the investigation against Mangaluru City Corporation and Mangaluru City Police on installation of plastic speed breakers across the city that has been causing inconvenience to commuters. It all started with a concern raised by a correspondent of a National English daily […]

Modi morally unfit to be PM, says Siddaramaiah

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Bangaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said Narendra Modi was “morally unfit” to hold the post of India’s prime minister. In a stinging rebuttal to Modi’s speech in Bengaluru on Sunday, in which he accused the Congress of running a corrupt government, Siddaramaiah claimed that Karnataka was the best-performing state across various sectors. “Modi’s speech […]

Provide hassle-free service to people : Vishwanatha Shetty

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Mangaluru : Lokayukta P. Vishwanatha Shetty on Friday warned activists against filing complaints without substance only to harass bureaucracy. At a public hearing at Town Hall, he said that the Lokayukta office has learnt that some activists file complaints before his office for financial gains by harassing officials. Some complaints are filed just to create […]

Illegal mining case: Interim bail granted to HDK

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Bengaluru : A local court has granted interim anticipatory bail to former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy in the illegal mining case. The former minister had filed an application before the Lokayukta special court seeking interim anticipatory bail. Earlier the court had posted the matter for orders to Wednesday. Sources in the Special Investigation Team […]

Police to file ‘charge sheet’ against Yeddyurappa and 45 other BJP leaders

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Mangalore : Congress released a ‘charge sheet’ against the Congress-led government as it completes four years of its tenure, the chief whip of government in Legislative Council Ivan D’Souza countered the move by releasing a ‘charge sheet’ against the former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, Union minister H N Ananth Kumar and 44 other BJP leaders. […]