Will file Rs 300-cr defamation suit against 3 BJP legislators: D’Souza

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Mangaluru: MLC Ivan D’Souza said that he will file a defamation suit for Rs 300 crore in damages against BJP MLC and former minister B J Puttaswamy, former BJP MLC Go Madhusudhan and MLA Ravi Subrahmanya, for levelling allegations against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. The trio had stated that CM had mislead courts to get 6 acre […]

CM denies the allegation of corruption in steel flyover project

Monday, October 31st, 2016
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Mangaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday, denied the allegations of corruption in Rs 1,761 crore steel flyover project for which National Green Tribunal has imposed stay on the construction. Talking to reporters, he said opposition BJP was spreading lies on the project, “which was initiated during their rule in 2010.” “Many BJP legislators were in […]

BDA, sand mafia rocks in assembly on day one

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Bengaluru: Members of the principal Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party began a dharna in the Legislative Assembly on Monday, demanding stern action against the “alternative site scam” in the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). Leader of the Opposition Jagadish Shettar alleged that the BDA has become a “den of corruption”, leading to the authority suffering losses to […]

Vested interests alter BDA land boundaries

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Bangalore: It has now come to light that the boundaries of the land in survey number 20 of Nagadevanahalli (Kengeri hobli), where Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) had formed Visvesvaraya Layout, were changed and survey sketches altered to benefit vested interests. The land was denotified by the H D Kumaraswamy government in 2007, when the BDA […]

Govt may make rain-water harvesting mandatory in Bangalore

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Bangalore :  Karnataka government may make rain water harvesting mandatory in the city, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah indicated yesterday.“Let’s try to make it mandatory,” he said in reply to a question from K S Puttannaiah (Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha), who pointed that Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu has done a good job in rain water harvesting, […]

AG report says Suresh Kumar not guilty

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
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Bangalore : It is learnt that the Advocate General S Vijayshanker has submitted a report to the Chief Minister stating that Law Minister S Suresh Kumar has not violated rules  in the case of availing site from the BDA under the CM’s discretionary quota. The AG submitted his report to the CM on Monday evening. […]

No question of withdrawing resignation, says Suresh Kumar

Monday, June 25th, 2012
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Bangalore : S Suresh Kumar who has quit his ministership over the BDA site purchase row, despite efforts by several to persuade him to withdraw his resignation has said there was no question of withdrawing his resignation. It is learnt, the CM himself will seek an explanation from the advocate general on the issue and […]

Law Minister Suresh Kumar quits over BDA site purchase row

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Bangalore: In a major setback to the Karnataka Government, its minister for Law and Urban Developement Suresh Kumar, hitherto known as Mr Clean, quit his ministership and has tendered resignation to the Chief Minister on Saturday morning. The resignation follows a complaint against the minister stating he had purchased BDA site in G Category unauthorisedly. […]

Land scam probe against another Karnataka minister

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
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Bangalore : Karnataka’s Lokayukta (ombudsman) special court Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the role of Housing Minister V. Somanna, former state chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and two others in freeing state-owned land from government control by flouting rules. Admitting a private complaint filed by Ravikrishna Reddy, a techie, which alleged that Yeddyurappa allotted the state […]

Home minister R Ashok has returned the disputed land to BDA freely

Monday, November 7th, 2011
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Bangalore: Karnataka Home Minister, an accused in BDA Land usurping scandal, has since returned the plot free to BDA like a donor. But it is a big question, whether Lokayukta police will loosen their grip on him. In his letter to BDA, he asked the authority to use the denotified land for a useful social […]