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

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 […]

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Supreme Court refuses to stay Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in : Karnataka tussle

The Supreme Court today refused to stay BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as Karnataka Chief Minister after a rare pre-dawn hearing which saw the Congress-JD (S) combine making a last-ditch attempt to stall the saffron party’s surge in the southern state. The apex court, which commenced the hearing at 2.11 AM and ended at […]

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Supreme Court on Karnataka tussle: Trend of past judgments not to restrain Guv

With the Karnataka power tussle turning into a midnight courtroom battle, the Supreme Court said the general trend of its past judgments was not to restrain the governor, as it heard a plea by the Congress-JD(S) combine against the governor’s decision to invite BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa to form the government. The apex court also […]

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Yeddyurappa moves HC seeking quashing of ACB case against him

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 […]

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SC refuses to cancel Yeddyurappa’s anticipatory bail

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 […]

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Yeddyurappa’s bail plea hearing adjourned to tomorrow

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 […]

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Defiant Yeddyurappa told to quit; successor on Friday

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 […]

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Apex court restores membership of 16 Karnataka legislators

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 […]

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Lawyers to file prosecution case against Yeddyurappa Monday

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 […]

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