Reddy Brothers

  • Bellary blues for BJP- huge money recovered, party running for cover April 14, 2014

    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...
  • Bellary: Rajnath promises steel capital, Rahul a China of Karnataka April 11, 2014

    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...
  • BJP 'mortgaged' state's future to mafia: Rahul May 1, 2013

    Mandya: Stepping up his offensive against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, Congress VicePresident Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused it of having "mortgaged" people's future to "mafia" and "sold" the state to mining barons Reddy brothers. Attacking the BJP in the third lap of his campaign for the...
  • Karnataka polls: Reddy brothers in fray for elections April 29, 2013

    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...
  • SC to decide on Bellary mines barred from mining iron ore today April 18, 2013

    Bangalore: The Supreme Court will on Thursday decide on the fate of mines barred from mining iron ore in Karnataka's Bellary district. A threemember 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...
  • Somashekara Reddy, 13 others charged in mining scam October 4, 2012

    Bellary: A chargesheet has been filed against BJP MLA G Somasekhara Reddy, brother of arrested mining baron G Janardhana Reddy, and 13 others in connection with the alleged threat to the life of a top forest official investigating illegal mining in the district. The 125 page chargesheet has named Somasekhara...
  • Karnataka: CBI raids 15 places over iron ore export September 15, 2012

    Bangalore: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) carried out raids at at least 15 places across Karnataka in connection with illegal iron ore export. At least a dozen export companies have been accused of illegal export of seized iron ores from Belekeri port. The Reddy brothers of Bellary and Karnataka tourism...
  • Cashforbail scandal: bail for two accused September 7, 2012

    Hyderabad: A local court on Friday granted bail to two accused in the cashforbail case involving former Karnataka Minister and mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy. Suspended CBI court judge Talluri Pattabhirama Rao's son T Ravi Chandra and lawyer T Aditya, facing charges of conspiring with others to secure bail for Reddy...
  • 'Judge asked for Rs 500 crore for Reddy's bail' August 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: Suspended judge K Lakshminarasimha Rao and others, who had mediated with the associates of former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy to secure his bail, is learnt to have initially demanded Rs 500 crore from the mining baron. But the deal did not shape up as the then CBI special...
  • Cashforbail scam: Karnataka MLA arrested August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Karnataka MLA Somashekhara Reddy, brother of mining scam accused Gali Janardhan Reddy, has been arrested in the cashforbail scam on Monday. Somashekhara Reddy is the second Karnataka MLA to be arrested in the cashforbail scam after Suresh Babu, who was arrested last week. Somashekhar Reddy, who is accused of "playing...
  • Cashforbail: Another K'taka MLA named in ACB report August 1, 2012

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh ACB, probing the cashforbail scam involving jailed former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy, on Tuesday named his close associate and yet another MLA of that state B Sreeramulu, of playing a role towards securing Reddy's bail. In its remand report submitted in a court in Hyderabad after arresting...
  • Another Karnataka MLA named in cashforbail July 31, 2012

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh AntiCorruption Bureau, probing the cashforbail scam involving jailed former Karnataka minister G Janardhan Reddy, on Tuesday named his close associate and yet another MLA of that state B Sreeramulu, for allegedly playing a role towards securing Reddy's bail. In its remand report submitted in a court in Hyderabad...
  • Cashforbail: Reddy's relative arrested July 22, 2012

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh AntiCorruption Bureau (ACB) has made another arrest in the cashforbail scandal involving former Karnataka Minister Gali Janaradhan Reddy. Guduru Dasaratharami Reddy, a businessman who is one of the accused in the case pertaining to bribing of CBI judge Pattabhirama Rao to get bail for Janardhan Reddy in...
  • SC panel submits report on K'taka illegal mining February 6, 2012

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court appointed committee on illegal mining in Karnataka has submitted its final report. The committee has come down heavily on mining companies and recommended that their licenses be cancelled. Most of the violators are Ccategory mines. The decision could have some political repercussions too, as many of...
  • The year of the fall of South Indian chieftains December 31, 2011

    Nothing is ever certain in an ever changing world and most of all political power. If there was any doubt about that then 2011 dispelled it completely. In more ways and more cases than one it was truly the year of the fall of some of South India's most powerful...
  • CBI ready for trial in Obulapuram Mining case December 13, 2011

    Hyderabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday informed a local court that it was ready for trial in the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) illegal mining case involving former Karnataka tourism minister Gali Janardhana Reddy and others. The central agency that filed a chargesheet in the case against Reddy, who...
  • Bellary's Reddy Bros in another land scam December 9, 2011

    Bangalore: The National Committee for Protection of Natural Resources (NCPNR), an NGO, on Friday claimed to have unearthed a land scam involving the Reddy brothers and former minister B Sreeramulu illegally acquiring about 251 acres of agricultural land in and around Bellary town. "Prima facie, we have found serious illegalities and...
  • Karnataka: Reddy loyalist may float new party December 8, 2011

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in deep trouble in Karnataka after its rebel leader Sriramulu's landslide victory in the Bellary bypoll. Sriramulu, a supporter of Reddy brothers, has now claimed the support of 14 MLAs in the state, and has indicated that he may float his own party. "I have...
  • K'taka: Reddy aide Sriramulu wins Bellary bypoll December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Independent candidate B Sriramulu on Sunday won Bellary (Rural) Assembly bypoll in Karnataka by more than 47,000 votes. It's a huge blow for the ruling BJP in Karnataka as the rebel candidate and Janardhana Reddy aide B Sriramulu won the crucial bypoll by a huge margin. Sreeramulu, a close associate...
  • Bellary bypoll: can Sriramulu divide BJP vote? November 30, 2011

    Bangalore: Bellary has turned into a fortress ahead of Tuesday's bypoll and it's a litmus test for the BJP as many of the party MLAs have been supporting independent candidate Sriramulu who's being backed by the Reddy brothers. Sriramulu, a close aide of the Reddy brothers and a former BJP minister...
  • Reddy brothers planning to break from BJP? November 28, 2011

    Bellary (Karnataka): Mining barons Reddy brothers seem to be preparing for a complete break from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka with their associate B Sriramulu on Monday announcing plans for a new outfit. The brothers, pampered by the party till recently, are already taking on the BJP in...
  • Leaders leave nothing to chance in Bellary November 28, 2011

    BELLARY: With just two days to voting, the electioneering in the Bellary Rural constituency has reached its peak. On Sunday, the penultimate day of public campaigning, all three parties BJP, Congress and Independent candidate Sriramulu appeared to be in a hurry to make most of the remaining time...
  • BJP fights former patrons in Bellary November 26, 2011

    Bangalore: Locked in a supremacy battle in Karnataka's iron orerich Bellary district, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the rich and influential Reddy brothers, the mining barons who were the party's financial sinews in the state not too long ago, are playing a blame game on who is responsible for the...
  • BJP unites to defeat Reddy brothers in Bellary November 18, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka's factionridden ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday decided to unitedly take on Reddy brothers for propping up their own candidate in the November 30 bypoll to an assembly seat from their stronghold Bellary. Senior party leaders, ministers and parliament members met in Bangalore and succeeded in persuading former...
  • BJP plans to reclaim Bellary from the Reddys November 16, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will on Thursday decide its strategy to defeat the rebellious Reddy brothers in their stronghold of Bellary in the Nov 30 assembly bypoll in the area. The dominance of the Reddy brothers, or rather the BJP's dependence on them in the iron ore...
  • BJP's politics of pamper haunts Karnataka November 14, 2011

    Bangalore: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) unending troubles in Karnataka are a lesson on public life: it does not pay to gloss over immoral acts on the specious plea that they are not illegal. The result of the BJP preferring legality over morality is pampering of two of its...
  • More trouble for BJP ahead of Bellary bypoll November 9, 2011

    Bangalore: In what could be the first indication of a battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Reddy brothers, former Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu has decided the contest the Bellary bypoll as an independent candidate. The BJP is facing one of its toughest political battles just a day...
  • Is illegal mining a scam that cuts across all the states? September 27, 2011

    Another Illegal mining scam, worth Rs 3 lakh crore, has been unearthed in Orissa's Keonhjar district. ...
  • Bellary case: SC spells trouble for Reddy September 23, 2011

    New Delhi: In what comes as fresh trouble for G Janardhan Reddy, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the linkage of illegal mining in Karnataka's Bellary and Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh. The apex court also directed the CBI to file its status...
  • CBI quizzes Srinivasa Reddy over monetary deals September 17, 2011

    Bellary: Obulapuram Mining Company Managing Director Srinivasa Reddy was on Saturday brought to a bank in Bellary by a CBI team for enquiries into his monetary transactions and verify lockers owned by him. Reddy, who is currently in CBI custody for questioning relating to his alleged role in illegal mining, was...