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Advani’s blog adds to BJP troubles in the state (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 10 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani's honest assessment of his party's scandalous rule in Karnataka is a bitter pill to swallow for many of ... Read more...

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Can’t fleece plot seekers, consumer court warns land agencies


July 26th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In a ruling with far-reaching implications for those entering into land deals, the apex consumer court has said an agency that has failed to deliver ... Read more...

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Three days after taking oath, Karnataka ministers get portfolios


July 15th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Sunday allotted portfolios to his ministers, three days after forming the cabinet, but the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party faced fresh ... Read more...

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Governor regrets BJP taking tainted people in Karnataka ministry


July 13th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 13 (IANS) A day after the third BJP ministry in four years took office in Karnataka, embarrassment piled on the ruling party with portfolio allotment delayed due ... Read more...

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Maharashtra government set to face opposition ire


July 8th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Three weeks after a fire gutted the Maharashtra seccretariat, the Democratic Front government is preparing to face the opposition's ire over a host of issues ... Read more...

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BJP’s messy Karnataka story set to continue (News Analysis)


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Karnataka story has already left a bitter taste, not just in the state but across the country. Its maiden rule ... Read more...

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Small films make it to big screen this weekend (IANS Preview)


June 27th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Nowadays, small is big at the box office. After san stars medium budget "Gangs Of Wasseypur" set the cash registers ringing last week, the ticket ... Read more...

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Miffed Shanta wants action against corruption (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


May 4th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) The rift between Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal and another party leader Shanta Kumar has widened, with the latter accusing the ... Read more...

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Under flak, Chavan meets Sonia, PM


April 21st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to apprise her of the political situation in the state in the face ... Read more...

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Leadership tussle hits Karnataka BJP


March 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 8 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka Thursday virtually turned into a battle zone on the leadership issue, casting a shadow over the stability ... Read more...

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Court quashes bribery case against Yeddyurappa (Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 7 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Wednesday quashed Lokayukta's (ombudsman) indictment of B.S. Yeddyurappa for corruption in an illegal mining scam which had forced the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Court relief for Yeddyurappa in illegal mining case


March 7th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 7 (IANS) In a morale booster to scam-hit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Karnataka high court Wednesday quashed the police probe in an illegal ... Read more...

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UP polls almost over, BJP focuses on Karnataka mess


March 2nd, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) With the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls ending Saturday, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) attention now turns to Karnataka where the party's maiden rule has been ... Read more...

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BJP scandals versus Congress scams in Karnataka bypoll


March 1st, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 1 (IANS) Udupi is known for temples and Chikmagalur for enchanting coffee plantations, but over the next two weeks a battle of controversies will unfold in the ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa drops demand for chief minister post, finally


February 27th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 27 (IANS) Scam-hit former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Monday dropped his demand for re-instatement, in a relief to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) torn by ... Read more...

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Another Karnataka BJP minister faces criminal cases (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) Hours ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari's arrival here, the party faced more embarrassment Thursday as another Karnataka minister was slapped with ... Read more...

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Another Karnataka BJP minister faces criminal cases


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari's visit here Friday , the party faced more embarrassment Thursday as another Karnataka minister was slapped ... Read more...

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No truck with BJP rebels: Nadda


February 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will have no truck with rebels who have floated a new political outfit in Himachal Pradesh, BJP general secretary J.P. ... Read more...

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BJP plans morality lessons for Karnataka lawmakers


February 14th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 14 (IANS) Faced with its ministers and lawmakers getting involved in various scandals in Karnataka, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to give them lessons in ... Read more...

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House panel should probe all land deals, demands YSR Congress


February 11th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 11 (IANS) The YSR Congress Saturday urged the Andhra Pradesh assembly speaker to broaden the terms of reference of the house committee set up recently to go into ... Read more...

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BJP’s roll of dishonour in Karnataka keeps growing


February 8th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 8 (IANS) At least 15 of 120 Bharatiya Janata Party legislators in Karnataka are facing various charges of wrong doing - from rape to corruption and illegal ... Read more...

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Court rejects Yeddyurappa plea to quash corruption cases


January 31st, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 31 (IANS) The Karnataka high court Tuesday rejected former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's plea to quash two corruption and illegal land deals cases against him for which ... Read more...

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Land row may trip School of Economics in Bangalore


January 7th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 7 (IANS) Home to prestigious research institutions and a hot destination for engineering and medical education, India's IT hub Bangalore may lose out on having a School ... Read more...

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Gurgaon land worth millions restored to government


December 10th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Gurgaon, Dec 10 (IANS) Government land worth hundreds of millions of rupees has been restored to the Haryana government from the clutches of the land mafia in Gurgaon following the ... Read more...

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Tribal daily wager buys 74 acres of prime land in Chhattisgarh


December 1st, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 1 (IANS) Can a tribal labourer eking out Rs.122 a day under a job guarantee scheme in Chhattisgarh be owning 74 acres of double-crop farm land valued at ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa gets anticipatory bail (Lead)


November 16th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 16 (IANS) In a breather for former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, the high court Wednesday granted him anticipatory bail in two corruption cases.Justice H. Billappa of ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa stays in jail, bail hearing Nov 8


November 4th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 4 (IANS) Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, arrested in two corruption cases, will complete three weeks in jail as his bail plea hearing was Friday adjourned ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa stays in jail as graft case adjourned (Lead)


November 3rd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 3 (IANS) Karnataka's scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa will remain in central jail as the fourth graft case related to land scams was adjourned Thursday to ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP’s land scandals embroil RSS affiliates


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) land scandals in Karnataka that have landed its first chief minister in jail now seem to spread to affiliates of ... Read more...

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Advani braves Karnataka scandals, thanks to judiciary


October 29th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 29 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani arrives in Karnataka Sunday as part of his anti-corruption tour, ignoring taunts that it is a ludicrous show ... Read more...

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Ahead of Advani’s arrival, Karnataka BJP problems mount


October 28th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 28 (IANS) Embarrassment over corruption scandals continues to pile up for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of party senior leader L.K. Advani's Oct 30 public meeting ... Read more...

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Diwali in jail for Kanimozhi and Yeddyurappa, Amar goes home (Roundup)


October 24th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Oct 24 (IANS) Home at Diwali for one, behind bars for the others. Of the nine people, in jail for alleged involvement in corruption, only former Samajwadi ... Read more...

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CBI should probe Goa’s land mafia, politician nexus: NCP


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) Politicians, land mafia and revenue officials in Goa have formed a criminal nexus involved in peddling coastal land to foreigners with dubious records, an official of ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa fails to get anticipatory bail


August 26th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 26 (IANS) Scam-hit Karnataka former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Friday failed in his bid for anticipatory bail and for cancelling a police probe into corruption charges against ... Read more...

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Yeddyurapa’s graft trial to continue: Court (Lead)


August 25th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 25 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Thursday rejected former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's plea to stay his prosecution on corruption charges, dashing his hopes of avoiding appearing ... Read more...

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