Karnataka Sleaze Row

  • K'taka Porngate: Only 3 BJP MLAs to face probe 15-03-2012 02:52 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Assembly Committee appointed to probe the porngate case met on Thursday and decided to restrict the probe to just the three former BJP ministers caught watching porn in the state Assembly. No MLA from any other party will be investigated by the committee. The committee has sought...
  • Karnataka sleaze row: Katju defends media 12-03-2012 01:11 PM

    New Delhi: Defending journalists who reported the porngate scandal, Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju on Monday wrote to the Karnataka Assembly Speaker urging him that proceedings initiated against media persons be dropped. "Some MLAs of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly were filmed watching porn in the Assembly. Instead of commending...
  • Karnataka sleaze: Before MLAs, media pulled up 02-03-2012 06:48 AM

    Bangalore: The two local news channels who caught three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs watching porn inside the Karnataka Assembly have come under scrutiny for filming the incident. Ironically, media had to face questioning even before the tainted ministers, Krishna Palemar, Lakshman Savadi and CC Patil, were questioned. The legislature...
  • Sleaze row: Bangalore Police to submit report 27-02-2012 08:04 AM

    Bangalore: The Bangalore police is expected to submit an official report on a court's orders on the Karnataka Assembly sleaze case. Three former BJP ministers were caught watching a porn clip on a mobile phone while the Assembly was in session. Krishna Palemar, Lakshman Savadi and CC Patil resigned after...
  • Video opened up accidentally: Karnataka ministers 16-02-2012 09:33 PM

    Bangalore: The three tainted MLAs of Karnataka, in their reply to the Karnataka Vidhan Sabha Speaker in the obscene video case, on Thursday told Joint House Committee that they had no intention of watching obscene content on their mobile, and it opened up accidentally. Denying any intentional role, one of...
  • Sleaze row: K'taka MLAs reply to showcause notice 16-02-2012 11:56 AM

    Bangalore: The three tainted MLAs of Karnataka have filed reply to the Karnataka Vidhan Sabha Speaker in the obscene video case. Speaker KG Bopaiah had issued showcause notices to the former BJP ministers after they were caught watching porn in the Assembly. Speaker KG Bopaiah has said that a committee...
  • Sleaze row: K'taka BJP in damage control mode 16-02-2012 10:25 AM

    Bangalore: In Karnataka, the porn scandal continues to sting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The three tainted ministers are likely to submit their explanations to the Speaker on Thursday. Meanwhile, the state government is planning to ban news channels from covering Assembly proceedings from now on. An embarrassed BJP is...
  • K'taka MLAs seek more time to reply to showcause 13-02-2012 01:13 PM

    Bangalore: Three former Karnataka Ministers on Monday sought a week's extension to file reply to the showcause notices issued by Speaker KG Bopaiah on the porn-watching episode in the Legislative Assembly. The three, Lakshman S Savadi, CC Patil and J Krishna Palemar sent a letter to the Legislative Assembly Secretariat...
  • Sleaze row: K'taka MLAs to reply to showcause 13-02-2012 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: The Karnataka Assembly ministers caught in the porngate scandal - CC Patil and Lakshman Savadi - are expected to reply to the showcause notices issued to them by Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah, on Monday. The two ministers were caught last week watching an obscene video on former Mangalore...
  • How cameras caught ministers watching porn 10-02-2012 12:17 PM

    Bangalore: Allowing TV channels to cover the legislature proceedings from the visitors' gallery cost the BJP government in Karnataka dear, as video cameras caught its two ministers watching porn in the Assembly. The state legislature secretariat, which for security reasons banned video and photo journalists from covering the proceedings from...
  • 'Ministers were just watching porn, not doing it' 09-02-2012 08:57 PM

    Panaji: The Goa BJP on Thursday said that porn scandal involving ministers from the party in the neighbouring Karnataka will not affect its prospects in March 3 Assembly polls in Goa. "These are small things. We are not fighting the election in Karnataka," BJP leader and former Chief Minister Manohar...
  • Editor's take: The Karnataka sleaze row 08-02-2012 09:38 PM

    New Delhi: A day after three Karnataka BJP ministers were caught watching an obscene clip in the Assembly, the party has shown them the door. Three ministers, CC Patil, Lakshmana Savadi and Krishna Palemar, who were caught watching porn in the Karnataka Assembly have been barred from attending the Assembly...
  • Karnataka sleaze row leaves BJP embarrassed 08-02-2012 06:50 PM

    Bangalore: A day after three Karnataka BJP ministers were caught watching an obscene clip in the Assembly, the party has shown them the door. Three ministers, CC Patil, Lakshmana Savadi and Krishna Palemar, who were caught watching porn in the Karnataka Assembly have been barred from attending the Assembly till...
  • Sleaze row: K'taka ministers barred from Assembly 08-02-2012 05:54 PM

    Bangalore: Three ministers, CC Patil, Lakshmana Savadi and Krishna Palemar, who were caught watching porn in the Karnataka Assembly have been barred from attending the Assembly till probe is over into the matter. A six-member committee has been formed to look into the matter and the Assembly was adjourned sine...
  • Sleaze row: Oppn slams BJP, wants MLAs suspended 08-02-2012 12:51 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Assembly was adjourned for half an hour on Wednesday amidst Opposition uproar over the sleaze row involving two BJP MLAs. The Opposition shouted 'Shame! Shame!' as soon as the Assembly proceedings began. BJP party members CC Patil and Lakshmana Savadi were caught on camera on Tuesday watching...
  • BSY, 11 ministers in K'taka BJP's hall of shame 08-02-2012 11:06 AM

    New Delhi: In the last 44 months, nearly one-third of the BJP government has resigned on charges ranging from rape to corruption in Karnataka. It is a record and a shameful one at that: - The total sanctioned strength of Karnataka Cabinet is 34 including the chief minister. - 1...
  • K'taka: Ministers caught watching porn resign 08-02-2012 08:55 AM

    Bangalore: Three BJP ministers "voluntarily" resigned on Wednesday over the shocking sleaze row to rock the Karnataka Assembly. Mangalore in-charge Minister Krishna Palemar, Co-operation Minister Lakshman Savadi and Karnataka Women and Child Welfare Minister CC Patil tendered in their resignation during a BJP core committee meeting that was held early...