Bellary

  • LS polls: In Bellary, nexus between politics and crime plays out 22-04-2014 09:16 PM

    Bellary: Stooping to feed grain to a black cow as a religious offering at his unfinished mansion, politician and rags-to-riches millionaire B Sreeramulu may need help from the gods if he is to win a hard-fought race for the parliamentary seat of Bellary. He faces criminal charges, including attempted murder...
  • People want to see Modi as the PM: Sriramulu 17-04-2014 02:07 PM

    BJP candidate from Bellary, Sriramulu while speaking to CNN IBN said that people wanted to see Narendra Modi as the PM. ...
  • LS polls: Does the 'tainted' Sriramulu stand a chance in Bellary? 15-04-2014 10:08 AM

    Bellary: As Karnataka goes to polls this week, CNN-IBN takes a look at Bellary, better known as the mining republic of India. It's in the news mostly for all the wrong reasons like the illegal mining mafia. This time around, the BJP's lone face in the area, B Sriramulu, is...
  • Bellary blues for BJP- huge money recovered, party running for cover 14-04-2014 11:39 AM

    Bellary: When the Election Commission squad went to raid the office and residence of a local trader Babulal who is known as 'Chor' Babulal on Saturday, they were expecting a few crores or even a lesser amount at his place. But, they were both surprised and shocked after the raid...
  • LS polls: EC raids Sriramulu's aides house, recovers Rs 45 crore 13-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Bellary: The Election Commission officials are conducting raids across Bellary district. They have already recovered cash, cheques and saving certificates worth Rs 45 crore from a local trader called Babulal alias Chor Babulal. The EC officials are now raiding the house of a relative of Hospet BJP MLA Anand Singh....
  • Karnataka: Police seize Rs 10 crore cash from Bellary, Hospet in raids 12-04-2014 12:59 PM

    Bellary: Just days to go for polls, local police has seized Rs 10 crore cash from Bellary and Hospet in Karnataka during raids on Saturday. Police conducted the raid following a tip-off. Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka has confirmed the report. However, according to the EC, party links are yet to...
  • Bellary: Rajnath promises steel capital, Rahul a China of Karnataka 11-04-2014 01:17 PM

    Bellary: The BJP national president Rajnath Singh campaigned for the party candidate B Sriramulu in Bellary on Thursday. Addressing a public meeting he said "If we come to power, we will make Bellary a steel capital of Karnataka". The response to this statement was quick. Congress MLA and Union Railways...
  • Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi, takes on BJP in mining heartland 04-04-2014 09:04 PM

    Taking potshots at Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused him of ignoring corruption in BJP-ruled states while harping on graft and trashed his "Congress free India" slogan, saying those who thought so themselves were wiped out. Launching an offensive against BJP in the mining heartland of Bellary, Gandhi tore...
  • Now, AAP to take on Sriramulu in Karnataka 21-03-2014 06:32 PM

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday released its ninth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls and said it was fielding Shivakumar Giriyappa Malagi against the BJP's B Sriramulu in Bellary in Karnataka in what is expected to be a high-profile contest. Sriramulu's BSR Congress, which he had...
  • Sriramulu features in BJP's seventh list, Bappi Lahiri gets Srerampur 21-03-2014 09:35 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday released its seventh list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. The controversial candidature of B Sriramulu featured in BJP's latest list. He has been given a ticket from Bellary in Karnataka. Musician Bappi Lahiri who recently joined the BJP will be...
  • Jaitley criticises Sushma for tweeting against Sriramulu's re-induction 15-03-2014 06:47 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley indirectly hit out at party leader Sushma Swaraj for opposing the re-induction of BSR Congress leader B Sriramulu into the party. Jaitley said that the leaders must not divert attention from larger issues. He has reportedly raised the issue at the...
  • Bellary blues for BJP again 15-03-2014 01:08 PM

    New Delhi: It is Bellary trouble for the BJP again. Since 2004, Bellary and the BJP have been inseparable in Karnataka politics. It is common knowledge that the BJP came to power on its own in the South of Vindhyas for the first time because of the money and muscle...
  • BJP likely to decide on Modi's UP seat; dissent over Sriramulu remains 15-03-2014 08:22 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's Central Election Committee will meet on Saturday morning to decide on its fourth list of Lok Sabha candidates. But ahead of that crucial meet, the dissent within the party sparked by former BSR Congress Chief B Sriramulu rejoining the party, is now public. Senior...
  • B Sriramulu back in BJP, likely to contest LS polls from Bellary 14-03-2014 04:43 PM

    Bangalore: The BJP in Karnataka is almost back to its 2008 position with the inclusion of former minister B Sriramulu into the party. Sriramulu has been a close friend of infamous Reddy brothers of Bellary who have been charge sheeted in the mega mining scam. The head of the Reddy...
  • LS polls: Sriramulu may be named from Bellary in BJP's third list 13-03-2014 01:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is set to release its second list on Thursday. According to sources, the candidature of Sriramlu has been finalised from Bellary. Shobha Karanladje from Chikmangalure and Pratap Simha from Mysore are also likely to be named in BJP's list. In its second list released...
  • Karnataka BJP wants Bellary Reddys into party despite Sushma's opposition 08-03-2014 01:52 PM

    New Delhi: Tension is likely to escalate within the BJP over the merger of the BSR Congress run by the illegal mining barons Reddy brothers of Bellary into the party. In the Central Election Committee (CEC) meet, the Karnataka unit has recommended that the BSR Congress be merged with the...
  • Bangalore: RTI activist who took on mining mafia faces probe 02-11-2013 09:20 AM

    Bangalore: RTI activist SR Hiremath, the whistleblower who exposed illegal mining in the state is now facing a probe against himself. Four years ago, Hiremath decided that he would take his campaign against illegal mining mafia in Bellary to the country's highest court. The 69-year-old activist, who heads the NGO...
  • CBI intensifies probe into missing iron ore, big shots in the previous BJP govt shaken 02-10-2013 07:40 AM

    Just as Lalu Prasad meets his nemesis 17 years after the fodder scam in Bihar, the CBI investigations into the case of the missing iron-ore in Karnataka is spreading jitters among Karnataka's high and mighty. Two MLAs have already been arrested, two others interrogated and bureaucrats too face the heat...
  • CBI arrests Bellary Reddys' party MLA 19-09-2013 04:51 PM

    Bangalore: The CBI has arrested another MLA of the jailed G Janardhan Reddy group in Karnataka in the Belekeri illegal iron ore export case. The MLA, Suresh Babu of the BSR Congress party, is also a nephew of infamous Reddys' close aide B Sriramulu. He represents Kampli Assembly segment in...
  • CBI arrests Reddy's aide in Belekeri ore export scam 04-09-2013 11:23 PM

    Bellary: A close associate of former Karnataka Minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy was arrested on Wednesday by CBI in connection with an alleged iron ore export scam. K S Somashekhar, who is also the owner of a transport company, was picked up and questioned for his alleged role...
  • Karnataka: Sex racket busted in Bellary 19-08-2013 02:03 AM

    Bangalore: A sex racket was busted in Karnataka's Bellary town with 35 people arrested and 44 women, including 23 minors, being rescued, a senior police official said Sunday. "We raided a dozen hideouts in the town on a tip-off and arrested the accused, including three men and 32 sex workers...
  • Karnataka: Draft report on development of 6 backward districts ready, says Siddaramaiah 16-07-2013 05:54 PM

    Bangalore: A Cabinet sub-committee entrusted with the task to formulate regulations vis-a-vis financial, social and educational development of people of six backward districts would submit its draft report to the government on tomorrow, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Tuesday. The Parliament a few months ago had inserted the Article 371(j)...
  • Karnataka: Sreeramulu appears before Lokayukta police 30-06-2013 06:25 AM

    Bellary: Former Karnataka Minister B Sreeramulu and five others on Saturday appeared before Lokayukta Police in connection with a land grab case, police said. They appeared at the Bellary Lokayukta Superintendent of Police office. On June 16, the Principal District and Sessions Court had ordered the Lokayukta police probe into...
  • Karnataka: Fire in a godown, pulses & spices worth Rs 2 cr destroyed 02-06-2013 04:16 PM

    Bellary: A fire broke out in a pulses and spices godown in an industrial area in Bellary in the wee hours on Sunday. Electric short circuit was stated be the cause of the fire that broke out in the godown belonging to the firm Sai Balaji Cold Storage India Limited,...
  • Karnataka polls: Reddy brothers in fray for elections 29-04-2013 10:21 AM

    Bellary (Karna): The fall of the once powerful and mighty Reddy brothers is evident in the infamously called 'Republic of Bellary' but the influence of mining lords has not diminished going by their presence in the fray for the May five Assembly polls. Flashback 2008. The BJP made a clean...
  • Supreme Court cancels Karnataka's 49 mining leases 19-04-2013 01:56 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled all the leases for iron ore extraction in 49 category C mines - with the highest degree of illegal mining - in Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka. The apex court's forest bench of Justice Aftab Alam, Justice KS Radhakrishnan and...
  • Illegal mining damaged Karnataka's environment heavily: Santosh Hegde 18-04-2013 03:40 PM

    Former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde says the illegal mining carried out in Karnataka not only looted the state but also damaged the environment heavily. ...
  • Supreme Court allows legal mines to reopen in Karnataka 18-04-2013 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: In a huge relief for mining companies in Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed 118 legal mines to reopen in three districts after a gap of two years. It, however, also cancelled leases of all mine projects planned outside the sanctioned area of Karnataka's Bellary district. The...
  • SC to decide on Bellary mines barred from mining iron ore today 18-04-2013 09:11 AM

    Bangalore: The Supreme Court will on Thursday decide on the fate of mines barred from mining iron ore in Karnataka's Bellary district. A three-member bench will deliver the judgement on a PIL filed three years ago seeking a ban on illegal mining and also a high level inquiry into the...
  • Karnataka polls: Congress number one but not a winner? 16-04-2013 07:10 PM

    If you want to know how to complicate an easy thing, you better ask the Congress high command in New Delhi. Karnataka voters were strongly in favour of the Congress just a month ago. Urban local body results also proved that Congress was on the upswing. Sensing certain victory, all...