Supreme Court orders live telecast of floor test at K’taka Assembly

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The Supreme Court today ordered live telecast of the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly where Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has to prove his majority. The floor test is scheduled for 4 pm. “Live broadcast of floor test will be the best possible way to ensure transparency in the proceedings,” a bench comprising justices… Read more »

Yeddyurappa moves HC seeking quashing of ACB case against him

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Former Karnataka chief minister and state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa has moved the high court, seeking quashing of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) proceedings against him in connection with an alleged illegal land denotification. He filed the petition in the Karnataka High Court yesterday after the ACB had summoned him to appear before it. Yeddyurappa… Read more »

SC refuses to cancel Yeddyurappa’s anticipatory bail

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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to cancel the anticipatory bail granted to former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa by the state High Court in a corruption case relating to a mining lease. A bench of Justices T.S. Thakur and Ibrahim Kalifulla dismissed the appeal filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) challenging the… Read more »

Yeddyurappa’s bail plea hearing adjourned to tomorrow

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Karnataka Lokayukta Special Court today adjourned till tomorrow the hearing on bail applications of Former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and others alleging irregularities in denotification of government land.   Judge N K Sudhindra Rao adjourned the hearing of the bail applications in two of the five complaints consisting 15 cases filed by Advocate Sirajin… Read more »

Defiant Yeddyurappa told to quit; successor on Friday

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday asked its first chief minister in south India, Karnataka’s B.S. Yeddyurappa, to step down after the state’s ombudsman indicted him in a large-scale mining scam, but till late evening a defiant Yeddyurappa had not complied. The BJP leadership announced that it will Friday select a successor to Yeddyurappa.The 68-year-old… Read more »

Apex court restores membership of 16 Karnataka legislators

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The Supreme Court Friday restored the membership of 16 disqualified Karnataka legislators, a development that could threaten continuation of B.S. Yeddyurappa as chief minister. The 16 lawmakers, 11 of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and five Independents, were disqualified Oct 11, hours before Yeddyurappa was to seek confidence vote in the assembly following their… Read more »

Lawyers to file prosecution case against Yeddyurappa Monday

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With Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj late on Friday permitting prosecution of beleaguered Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on land scam and corruption charges, city lawyers Sirajin Basha and K N Balaraj have decided to file a criminal case in a special court here on Monday. ‘We are grateful to the Governor for granting us permission… Read more »