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Apex court slams Karnataka on iron ore mining, orders CBI probe (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) In blistering criticism of the Karnataka government for overlooking the illegal mining, transport and export of iron ore, the Supreme Court Friday ordered a CBI ... Read more...

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Illegal Karnataka mining: SC tells panel to focus on convictions


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked its central empowered committee (CEC) on environment matters to focus on a limited issue in the illegal mining cases in ... Read more...

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Bengal ex-Lokayukta gets threat calls for criticising Mamata


August 17th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) After he criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "corruption in judiciary" remarks, retired Calcutta High Court judge and former Lokayukta Samaresh Banerjee ... Read more...

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Court notice to Dikshit, centre on Lokayukta report


August 13th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and the central government on a plea alleging that a Lokayukta report suggesting ... Read more...

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Hazare told Khurshid ‘he had no choice’


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare had nothing against the Congress and was aware of the shortcomings of some of his Team Anna colleagues but "had no choice ... Read more...

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Akhilesh not serious on scam probe: BJP


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday launched a broadside against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, accusing him of giving conflicting statements on an alleged ... Read more...

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Kejriwal is BJP agent, says Digvijay Singh


July 21st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 21 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Saturday accused Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal of being an agent of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He also took ... Read more...

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Shettar to be Karnataka chief minister (Second Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday chose Karnataka's Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar to replace Chief Minister D.V. ... Read more...

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Akhilesh orders probe against former UP power minister


June 2nd, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Acting on the recommendation of state Lokayukta Justice N.K. Mehrotra, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered a probe against BSP supremo Mayawati's close ... Read more...

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Krishna slams Team Anna for ‘motivated charges’, will write to PM (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Rebutting charges hurled at him by Team Anna, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday indicated that he could sue them for accusing him ... Read more...

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Court sends activist’s death probe to crime branch (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday shifted the probe into the death of a right to information activist in a road accident here last month to ... Read more...

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Watch ‘Breaking News’ for Radhika-Ajay’s performance (Kannada Movie Review)


May 20th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Breaking News"; Cast: Ajay Rao, Radhika Pandit, Anant Nag, Rangayana Raghu, Sadhu Kokila, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Mandya Ramesh, Biraadar, Arun Sagar, Chidan and and others; Writer-Director: Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar; Producer: Raj ... Read more...

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Shed factionalism, prepare for future battles: Sonia to Congressmen (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Admitting that the assembly poll results were very disappointing for the Congress in Punjab and Goa and below expectations in Uttar Pradesh, Congress president ... Read more...

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Delhi High Court directs DDA to take encroached land back


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to take suitable actions for taking back possession of land encroached by Delhi legislator ... Read more...

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Hazare starts Maharashtra tour from Shirdi (With Image)


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Shirdi (Maharashtra), May 1 (IANS) Anna Hazare Tuesday started his five-week Maharashtra wide tour to demand a strong Lokayukta from here and took a pot shot at several Congress ... Read more...

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Akhilesh against bringing chief minister’s post under Lokayukta


April 26th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday ruled out bringing the chief minister's office within the ambit of the Lokayukta.Talking to reporters after inaugurating a photo ... Read more...

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Hazare to meet political parties for strong Lokayukta


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) As a precursor to the proposed state tour for a strong Lokayukta bill, social activist Anna Hazare started his two-day consultations with all political parties ... Read more...

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Hazare to go on Maharashtra tour for strong Lokayukta


April 17th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), April 17 (IANS) Anna Hazare will from May 1 start his month-long tour in the state to spread awareness about a strong Lokayukta bill, an aide ... Read more...

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Mulayam, Akhilesh get Z-plus security cover


April 12th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Thursday decided to give the highest Z-plus category security cover to 10 people, including ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief ... Read more...

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MP protests Himachal’s Lokayukta act (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) A suspended BJP MP in Himachal Pradesh fasted Thursday near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi here to protest the 'draconian' provisions of the state's proposed ... Read more...

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Suspended BJP MP on protest fast against Himachal’s Lokayukta act


April 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) A suspended parliamentarian of Himachal Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was on a day-long fast Thursday in the shadow of the statue of Mahatma ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh to confiscate five officials’ properties


April 4th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 4 (IANS) An empowered panel of the Madhya Pradesh government has found assets worth over Rs.5 crore of five corrupt officials as fit case for confiscation, officials said ... Read more...

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Court cancels Karnataka deputy ombudsman’s appointment (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 3 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for the Karnataka government, the state high court Tuesday quashed the appointment of former high court judge Chandrashekaraiah as the state's Upa ... Read more...

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Budget session ends, ruling BJP leadership tussle resumes (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved one more dubious distinction in its troubled rule in Karnataka. It barely managed a smooth end to ... Read more...

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Dikshit slams Lokayukta, calls his action ‘motivated’


March 27th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit slammed the state Lokayukta for seeking the review of his recommendations to President Pratibha Patel to censure her, saying his ... Read more...

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Centre will bring Lokpal bill: Farooq Abdullah


March 24th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 24 (IANS) Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that while the central government is keen to bring the Lokpal ... Read more...

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Delhi Lokayukta should answer on report: Sheila Dikshit


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday downplayed the Lokayukta report to Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna, which sought a review of recommendations about censuring Dikshit ... Read more...

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Congress not interested in strong Lokpal: BJP


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday accused the Congress of not being serious about getting the Lokpal bill passed."We want the (Lokpal) bill to ... Read more...

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SC moved challenging quashing of FIR against Yeddyurappa


March 21st, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Advocate Srijin Basha moved the Supreme Court Wednesday challenging the Karnataka High Court order quashing the FIR against former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in ... Read more...

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Most Karnataka BJP rebels boycott assembly


March 20th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) A majority of Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators supporting former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa boycotted the assembly session that began here Tuesday.The boycott ... Read more...

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Talks on with Yeddyurappa, says Gadkari (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Monday said the party leadership was in talks with former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to settle the ... Read more...

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Opposition Congress at receiving end (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


March 18th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Himachal Pradesh is finding itself at the receiving end after the party's poor showing in the recently held assembly polls in ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh CM to meet Team Anna next week


March 15th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 15 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will Monday meet members of Team Anna to discuss the Jan Lokpal bill and complaints of illegal mining. ... Read more...

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Team Anna to stage fast seeking justice for slain officer


March 12th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Team Anna members will stage a three-day fast in Bhopal from Tuesday demanding enactment of a stringent law to protect whistle blowers and justice for ... 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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