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  • Politics | Is BJP losing the anti-corruption narrative? Feb 14, 2020 05:05 PM IST

    Politics | Is BJP losing the anti-corruption narrative?

    Appointing Vijaynagara MLA Anand Singh, who has cases against him under the forest Act, as Karnataka’s forest minister punches a gaping hole in BJP’s ‘zero tolerance towards corruption’ slogan.

  • Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta refuses to share details on IT searches against corrupt public servants Apr 14, 2019 10:58 AM IST

    Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta refuses to share details on IT searches against corrupt public servants

    The Lokayukta said the information sought is in "question-answer" format. Therefore, it cannot be given.

  • Anna Hazare slams Modi govt over failure to appoint Lokpal, threatens fresh protest Oct 03, 2017 07:45 AM IST

    Anna Hazare slams Modi govt over failure to appoint Lokpal, threatens fresh protest

    Hazare, who was the face of the impassioned movement for the creation of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayukta in states to probe corruption in the government, targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "he is averse to appoint anyone to the office".

  • AG seeks time In ACB case, matter posted to April 20 Apr 12, 2016 08:32 PM IST

    AG seeks time In ACB case, matter posted to April 20

    The State Advocate General Madhu R Naik today sought time for seeking certain instructions from Karnataka government in a case pertaining to operation of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

  • Guj Lokayukta RA Mehta's exit: Blame Guv Beniwal, not Modi Aug 08, 2013 02:16 PM IST

    Guj Lokayukta RA Mehta's exit: Blame Guv Beniwal, not Modi

    For a government which claims to be free of the taint of corruption, the appointment of a clean judge to the office of Lokayukta should have been seen as a useful ally in the fight against sleaze. It's a pity the government did not.

  • Rahul Gandhi, Modi not fit for PM's post: Anna Hazare Jul 27, 2013 02:08 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi, Modi not fit for PM's post: Anna Hazare

    Hazare, who was here to participate in his 'Jantantra Yatra', said that in the past ten years of his being the chief minister of Gujarat, Modi created hurdles in setting up Lokayukta which only goes on to stress his views that appointment of anti-graft ombudsman was not required to bring an end to corruption.

  • Delhi BJP leaders met Pranab, insist to sack Sheila Dikshit May 26, 2013 11:43 PM IST

    Delhi BJP leaders met Pranab, insist to sack Sheila Dikshit

    Delhi BJP leaders on Sunday met President Pranab Mukherjee and demanded dismissal of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the wake of the Lokayukta indicting her for allegedly misusing public funds on an advertisement campaign ahead of assembly polls in 2008.

  • Govt suspends 40 officials named in illegal mining report Jul 31, 2012 06:07 PM IST

    Govt suspends 40 officials named in illegal mining report

    Karnataka government has suspended 40 officials and staff and issued show-cause notices to 257 who have been named by Lokayukta reports in illegal mining in Karnataka, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said today.

  • Yeddyurappa appears before court: Case posted to June 30 Jun 20, 2012 02:00 PM IST

    Yeddyurappa appears before court: Case posted to June 30

    Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and housing minister V Somanna today appeared before a Lokayukta court in a case relating to alleged irregularities in denotification of land.

  • Will quit public life if Team Anna's charges are proved: PM May 29, 2012 08:40 PM IST

    Will quit public life if Team Anna's charges are proved: PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday hit out at Team Anna saying the corruption allegations against him other ministers were irresponsible and unfortunate. The Prime Minister further said that he would give up his public life if the allegations made by Team Anna were proved.

  • Lokpal Bill may come up in Rajya Sabha by Tuesday May 21, 2012 11:31 AM IST

    Lokpal Bill may come up in Rajya Sabha by Tuesday

    Signalling that it could bring Lokpal Bill in the current Parliament session in the Rajya Sabha, the government on Sunday night circulated among members of the Upper House a notice for an amendment to the bill concerning the provision of Lokayukta.

  • Govt may drop Lokayukta clause in Lokpal Bill May 10, 2012 09:37 AM IST

    Govt may drop Lokayukta clause in Lokpal Bill

    Government may drop the clause on setting up of a Lokayukta in states in the Lokpal Bill to bring some Opposition parties and allies like Trinamool Congress on board.

  • Maha CM for strong Lokayukta Act Apr 26, 2012 02:02 PM IST

    Maha CM for strong Lokayukta Act

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said his government was in the process of conducting comparative studies of Lokayukta Acts of various states and would take a decision on enacting the same only if its provisions are not included in the Centre's Lokpal Bill.

  • Govt has moved ‘substantially forward’ in curbing graft: PM Feb 03, 2012 02:32 PM IST

    Govt has moved ‘substantially forward’ in curbing graft: PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said government has moved "substantially forward" in curbing corruption and improving public services delivery system but acknowledged there is "still a long way" to go to ensure transparency, accountability and probity in public life.

  • SC admits Guj Govt plea challenging Lokayukta appointment Feb 03, 2012 01:02 PM IST

    SC admits Guj Govt plea challenging Lokayukta appointment

    The Supreme Court today admitted an appeal filed by the Gujarat Government challenging the state governor's decision to "unilaterally" appoint Justice (Retd) R A Mehta as the Lokayukta.

  • Demand affidavit from parties on Lokayukta: Anna to voters Jan 27, 2012 10:58 AM IST

    Demand affidavit from parties on Lokayukta: Anna to voters

    As Uttarakhand goes to polls on Monday, Anna Hazare on Thursday commended the state government for making a "strong" Lokayukta law and asked voters in other poll-bound states to demand an affidavit from parties that they will pass a similar legislation.

  • Guj Govt challenges Lokayukta appointment in SC Jan 19, 2012 08:34 PM IST

    Guj Govt challenges Lokayukta appointment in SC

    The Gujarat government today moved the Supreme Court challenging the High Court verdict upholding the appointment of Justice (retd) R A Mehta as the Lokayukta by the Governor on the ground that it was unconstitutional as it was done without the consent of the state government.

  • Will not tone down Lokayukta in Karnataka: Governor Dec 30, 2011 06:07 PM IST

    Will not tone down Lokayukta in Karnataka: Governor

    Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj today said he would not allow "toning down" and "downgrading" of Lokayukta institution in the state as he stuck to his position that the government's recommendation on the new head to the anti-corruption body is not acceptable to him.

  • State parties unite against Lokayukta clause in Lokpal Bill Dec 29, 2011 08:37 PM IST

    State parties unite against Lokayukta clause in Lokpal Bill

    Certain regional parties, including some key UPA constituents, today joined hands in opposing the provisions in the Lokpal Bill for setting up of Lokayuktas in states, saying the move would undermine the autonomy of states.

  • Lokpal Bill in RS; Oppn finds faults Dec 29, 2011 03:00 PM IST

    Lokpal Bill in RS; Oppn finds faults

    Moving a step further towards enactment of a historic law for setting up Lokpal, government today tabled a bill to this effect in the Rajya Sabha, but it was rejected by the Opposition as "constitutionally vulnerable".

  • Complain against former municipal chief in Lokayukta court Dec 28, 2011 03:00 PM IST

    Complain against former municipal chief in Lokayukta court

    A complain has been lodged with the state Lokayukta against former chairman and another office-bearer of the Ghaziabad municipal corporation alleging misuse of government funds of upto Rs 30 lakh.

  • BS Yeddyurappa very weak, not well: Karnataka CM Oct 16, 2011 01:00 PM IST

    BS Yeddyurappa very weak, not well: Karnataka CM

    Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda alongwith the state home and cabinet ministers visited BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday at Jayadeva Hospital and said Yeddyurappa is not keeping fine and is under observation.

  • Yeddyurappa in jail, BJP to support him legally Oct 15, 2011 07:35 PM IST

    Yeddyurappa in jail, BJP to support him legally

    On the backfoot following former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappy's arrest in a corruption case against him, BJP today said it would support their leader legally but would adopt no tolerance towards graft.

  • Court declines bail to Yeddyurappa, issues arrest warrant Oct 15, 2011 04:05 PM IST

    Court declines bail to Yeddyurappa, issues arrest warrant

    Court declines bail to Yeddyurappa, issues arrest warrant

  • Govt returns Lokayukta mining report, wants detailed one Oct 14, 2011 10:30 AM IST

    Govt returns Lokayukta mining report, wants detailed one

    The Karnataka government has kept the Lokayukta report on illegal mining in abeyance, reports CNBC-TV18's Vineeta Athreya quoting sources. This however, will have no impact on the Supreme Court's ban on mining as that is based on the central empowered committee's report.

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