Perabe is a model gram panchayat for using solar power

Saturday, December 12th, 2015
Perabe Solar

Mangalur : Having suffered in dark and the desire to see light, I accepted to become the head of the implementing committee to go solar, said Yamuna S.Rai of Perabe Gram Panchayat in Puttur Taluk . With a light on her face, she was proud to say, that she had installed roof top solar energy […]

Karnataka to adopt Centre’s Lokpal Act

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
H R Bhardwaj

Bangalore : Declaring its commitment to provide a “clean, efficient and transparent” administration, the Congress government in Karnataka today said it was taking action to “adopt” the Centre’s Lokpal Act that provides for formation of an anti-graft ombudsman. “My government welcomes the Lokpal bill of the government of India and action is being taken to […]

Bhardwaj pats Gowda, may exacerbate BJP bickering

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Sadananda Gowda HR Bharadaj

Mysore : Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj, who has frosty ties with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Wednesday praised Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda for doing good work.  “Chief minister and some of his ministers are doing good work. But you know he is under pressure from vested interests,” Bhardwaj, a veteran Congressman and former […]

Lokpal tabled in RS; government counts on allies

Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Lokpal tabled in RS; government counts on allies

New Delhi: The government Thursday tabled the anti-graft Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha, which had to be adjourned briefly as the opposition insisted on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being present in the house. The prime minister, the leader of the house, was in place when the Rajya Sabha met after the brief 10-minute adjournment. […]

Ex-minister Katta and son jailed in graft case

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
Katta S Naidu and Son Jaild

 Bangalore : Former Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Katta Subramanya Naidu and his son Katta Jagadish were Monday sent to judicial custody in a corruption case after their bail pleas were rejected by a court here. Additional City Civil and Sessions Court Judge N.K. Sudhindra Rao refused to give them bail and ordered they […]

Yeddyurappa finally resigns amid high drama

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
CM Yeddyurappa Resigns

Bangalore: Karnataka’s chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa finally resigned on a gloomy and cloudy Sunday amid high drama after keeping everybody guessing as he delayed his appointment with state governor H.R. Bhardwaj by over an hour. The 68-year-old Yeddyurappa submitted his one-line resignation letter to Bhardwaj at Raj Bhavan, three days after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s […]

Hegde should apologise, says Karunakara Reddy

Friday, July 29th, 2011
Karnataka Revenue Minister

Bangalore : Karnataka Revenue Minister G. Karunakara Reddy Friday denied any role in illegal mining in the state and sought an apology from the Lokayukta (ombudsman) for defaming him in his report on illegal mining in the state. ‘It is regrettable that ombudsman Justice N. Santosh Hegde recommended to the government to drop me from […]

Governor to act on according the Lokayukta Act

Friday, July 22nd, 2011
HR-Bhardwaj

Bangalore : Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj Friday said he would go by the recommendations of Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde on illegal mining and emphasised that he was the only constitutional authority to take action against Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. The ombudsman’s report had not yet been given to the state government, Bhardwaj told reporters, adding […]

Hazare team slams govt version of Lokpal

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
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New Delhi: Raising their pitch on the Lokpal Bill issue, the Anna Hazare team today alleged that the government version of the ombudsman was not aimed at fighting corruption but for targeting those who complain against the menace. The Hazare team felt that the exclusion of a large chunk of the bureaucracy from the ambit […]

Social worker Sheena Shetty takes over as social Ombudsman for Dakshin Kannada district.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
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Mangalore : Under the state govt Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee (MGEG) scheme in force in DK dt, local social worker Sheena Shetty has been asked to take charge as vigilance officer (Ombudsman) and he took charge on Thursday at the ZPO in Kottara Chowki in the Morning. The govt has created this post to implement […]