Lokayukta Report

  • AAP seeks probe against Sheila Dikshit in unauthorised colony scam 03-02-2014 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday wrote a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee asking for a probe against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit for issuing fake provisional certificates to unauthorised colonies. On the report submitted by the Lokayukta on the issue, the President had asked for the chief minister's...
  • No mining licence was given by me: SM Krishna 04-12-2011 04:13 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Sunday insisted that he had given no licence for mining in forest area in Karnataka in his capacity as the state Chief Minister, a day after a probe was ordered against him in a mining scam. He said the former Karnataka Lokayukta...
  • Maya sacks another minister, the 5th in 4 months 01-12-2011 03:11 PM

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday sacked Rural Development Minister Ratan Lal Ahirwar, after the Lokayukta report named him for alleged misuse of funds. Mayawati has already sacked four tainted ministers " Rajesh Tripathi, Awadhpal Singh, Badshah Singh and Rangnath Mishra " on the recommendation of the Lokayukta,...
  • Court to hear Yeddyurappa's bail plea today 04-11-2011 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yedyurappa's bail hearing is scheduled for Friday. There are six cases against him. He was jailed on October 15 following two complaints. The Karnataka High Court on Thursday granted partial relief to Yeddyurappa in the government land denotification cases against him. The court...
  • Karnataka land scam: partial relief for BSY 03-11-2011 12:18 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Thursday granted partial relief to former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa in the government land denotification cases against him. The court granted Yeddyurappa bail in one of the two cases and order on the other land denotification case has been reserved till Friday. If...
  • Mining report to come up before cabinet on Friday 27-10-2011 10:16 PM

    Bangalore: The report of the official committee which has recommended action against 617 officials indicted in the Lokayukta report on illegal mining will come up before the cabinet for discussion on Friday. The committee, headed by additional Chief Secretary Jairaj, submitted its recommendations to Chief Secretary S V Ranganath on...
  • BSY back in jail, upset over Advani's remarks 19-10-2011 07:41 PM

    Bangalore: After much drama and hospital hopping, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, 72 hours after surrendering before the courts and getting practically the entire state Cabinet pay him obeisance in hospital, on Wednesday returned to Bangalore Central Jail on a stretcher. So, what prompted this change of heart? "He's...
  • Karnataka: BJP buying time on Lokayukta report? 14-10-2011 08:52 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government's decision to return the Lokayukta enquiry report on illegal mining has been called frivolous by former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde. The government has sought a clarification on whether the Lokayukta had the powers to recommend action against ministers and MLAs. Hit out at the Karnataka government...
  • Karnataka Govt returns Lokayukta mining report 14-10-2011 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: The Karnataka state government on Thursday sent back the Lokayukta report on illegal mining. The report had indicted the state government and former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa. Yeddyurappa had to resign following the report's publication in July. The government said it wanted further clarifications on the report, particularly...
  • Karnataka govt seeks clarification from Lokayukta 14-10-2011 12:25 AM

    Bangalore: Invoking questions of legality, the BJP government in Karnataka on Thursday sought clarifications from the Lokayukta regarding its report on illegal mining. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting although the government was quick to point out that it was not questioning the report. "We are not questioning...
  • Orders on Yeddyurappa's bail plea on October 3 21-09-2011 09:11 PM

    Bangalore: The Lokayukta Court on Wednesday said it would pass orders on October 3 on the bail applications filed by former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in two complaints alleging irregularities in denotification of government land by him. Lokayukta Special Court Judge NK Sudhindra Rao asked the counsels of both...
  • Janardhana Reddy arrest politially motivated: BJP 14-09-2011 04:34 PM

    Bangalore: BJP's Karnataka unit on Wednesday termed as politically motivated the arrest of former minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy by the CBI in connection with illegal mining, as the agency had not probed allegations of Congress leaders involved in it. Speaking to reporters, state unit BJP Spokesperson Ayanur...
  • Karnataka finances are sound, says Gowda 15-08-2011 02:25 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Monday said the state's finances were sound as the government mopped up Rs 58, 541 crore revenue during 2010-2011 as compared to Rs 49,156 crore during 2009-2010. In his first Independence Day address here, Gowda, who became the ruling BJP's second Chief...
  • K'taka: Yeddyurappa to skip all official events 07-08-2011 08:38 AM

    Bangalore: Former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has said that he will not participate in any of the official functions keeping sensitivity and protocol involved. "My presence should not embarrass officials in terms of protocol. I will stay away from all government functions, except from those which are held in my...
  • Karnataka: BSY succeeds in making his man Gowda CM 03-08-2011 08:50 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka finally gets a new chief minister after a week of political drama, as 58-year-old DV Sadananda Gowda was on Wednesday elected by Karnataka BJP MLAs through a secret ballot. But both the newly-elected chief minister Sadananda Gowda as well as outgoing chief minister BS Yeddyurappa turned out to...
  • BJP planning Yeddy-made govt in Karnataka: Cong 02-08-2011 08:14 PM

    New Delhi: As BJP leadership grappled with the BS Yeddyurappa succession issue, the Congress on Tuesday took a dig at it saying the party was planning to bring a "Yeddy-made government" in Karnataka to placate the outgoing Chief Minister. "He (Yeddyurappa) is trying for a Yeddy-made government. We have to...
  • I brought out a bitter truth: Santosh Hegde 02-08-2011 05:26 PM

    Bangalore: N Santosh Hegde on Tuesday retired as Karnataka Lokayukta after an 'eventful' five years in office and said effort by some ministers to discredit his mining report that cost BS Yeddyurappa his chair was not unexpected as he has brought out a 'bitter truth'. "When a bitter truth is...
  • Will not take any action in haste: K'taka Guv 02-08-2011 03:23 PM

    Bangalore: Seeking to steer clear of any controversy this time around, Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Tuesday said he would not take any "action in haste" as he expressed confidence that the ruling BJP would be able to elect a new leader, after BS Yeddyurappa resigned as Chief Minister. Responding...
  • I don't want to become a super CM: Yeddyurappa 02-08-2011 03:11 PM

    Bangalore: In an apparent bid to reject criticism that he wants to rule by proxy by installing DV Sadananda Gowda as his successor, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday asserted he did not want to become "a super CM". "I don't want to become a super CM", he told reporters...
  • Fight for Karnataka CM post intensifies 02-08-2011 08:54 AM

    Bangalore: An Operation Lotus of a different kind is unfolding in the state BJP. The party, which was known for poaching legislators from other parties to prop up its strength, is now seeing its MLAs being poached by its own leaders. With the party splitting vertically between caretaker Chief Minister...
  • Hegde steps down as Karnataka Lokayukta today 02-08-2011 07:33 AM

    Bangalore: After a "sweet and sour" experience as Karnataka Lokayukta, Justice Santosh Hegde is stepping down on Tuesday, looking forward to a relaxed and enjoyable life and do "what every retired person does". The 71-year-old former Supreme Court judge whose report on illegal mining triggered a political storm that eventually...
  • Leadership issue will be solved amicably: BSY 01-08-2011 08:38 PM

    Bangalore: As the deadlock over selecting his successor continued, outgoing chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Monday expressed confidence that the leadership issue will be resolved amicably by central leaders of the BJP. "I am confident that the national leaders will solve the leadership issue in Karnataka amicably which will be...
  • Next Karnataka CM of Yeddyurappa's choice? 31-07-2011 11:50 AM

    Sources said that outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa will resign on Sunday at 3:30 pm creating speculations on whether he will choose his own replacement. ...
  • BSY supporters defiant, pile pressure on BJP 29-07-2011 01:41 PM

    New Delhi: In a move intended as a pressure tactic, about 10 BJP MLAs say they want Yeddyurappa to stay and the Lokayukta's report to be rejected. The BJP top brass, including contender Ananth Kumar, visited Yeddyurappa's residence on Friday. Pro-Yeddyurappa MLAs claimed the support of 73 MLAs and want...
  • Rs 215 cr Reddy money stashed abroad: report 29-07-2011 07:24 AM

    New Delhi: The Lokayukta report indicts not just politicians but also corporate houses and the mining mafia. The report names Jindal Steel among the corporates that should be investigated for giving bribes. The Bellary mining mafia is exposed and it cost BS Yeddyurappa the job of the chief minister. The...
  • Yeddyurappa finally relents, agrees to quit 28-07-2011 10:19 PM

    New Delhi: After a late night air dash on Wednesday to the capital to hold deliberations with the BJP central leadership, which went well into the wee hours of Thursday morning, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa finally conveyed to the party high command that he was willing to abide by...
  • Yeddyurappa should be tried legally: Cong 28-07-2011 05:49 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Dr G Parameshwar on Thursday said resignation of BS Yeddyurappa was the party's demand for sometime and legal action should be taken the outgoing Chief Minister for his alleged role in the illegal mining in the state. "This was our demand for sometime,...
  • Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa agrees to quit 28-07-2011 05:32 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa sent his resignation to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Thursday evening, just a few hours after the party's Parliamentary Board asked him to step down following his indictment in the illegal mining case by Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde. In his resignation...