India News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 31, 2015
The Bombay High Court today sought Maharashtra government's response to a public interest litigation challenging the proposed appointment of Justice M L Tahaliyani as the new Lokayukta of the state.
India News | Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday July 1, 2015
The Karnataka police have filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the son of state's anti-graft watchdog, the Lokayukta, for allegedly seeking bribe for avoiding a raid.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 10, 2015
The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday told the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court that the establishment of Lokayukta in the state was under its consideration.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Friday September 20, 2013
The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on the city government's plea challenging the trial court's order for registration of FIR against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for alleged misuse of government funds for an advertisement campaign ahead of 2008 assembly polls.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 21, 2013
The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition by former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa seeking quashing of two private complaints against him before the Lokayukta court alleging illegal denotification of lands.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 15, 2013
Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and his family members today appeared before the CBI court in Bangalore in connection with a case allegedly involving kickback in illegal mining.
South | Press Trust of India | Friday April 5, 2013
A complaint charging Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Minister V Somanna with amassing assets disproportionate to known sources of income was filed today before the Lokayukta Court for the second time.
India News | Written by Rohit Bhan | Tuesday April 2, 2013
The Narendra Modi government in Gujarat is dogged by yet another controversy. This time over a contentious bill that proposes to alter the appointment process for the state Lokayukta.
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Tuesday April 2, 2013
The Narendra Modi government today introduced a bill in the Gujarat assembly that attempts to overhaul the process of appointing the Lokayukta, virtually giving the full control to the state.
Goa News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 16, 2013
Former Supreme Court Judge B Sudershan Reddy was today sworn-in as Goa's first Lokayukta at Raj Bhavan amid protests by opposition parties who alleged that he was a 'yes man' of the chief minister.
South | Reported by Radhika Iyer | Thursday February 14, 2013
After a gap of 17 months, Karnataka has a Lokayukta or ombudsman to investigate charges of corruption against elected officials. Y Bhaskar Rao, who retired as chief justice of the Karnataka High Court, took office today and said he would like the public to email complaints to him. Not just yet, though. His office says it will share his email addr...
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday February 13, 2013
Former chief justice of Karnataka High Court Y Bhaskar Rao will on Thursday take over as the state's Lokayukta (ombudsman), filling up the post lying vacant for over 17 months.
South | A Vaidyanathan | Friday January 11, 2013
The Supreme Court today upheld the Karnataka High Court's decision to quash the appointment of Justice K Chandrashekharaiah as state's Upa Lokayukta (deputy ombudsman). The High Court had quashed the appointment in April last year, holding it unconstitutional.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday January 7, 2013
Former Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and his wife Datty today appeared before the Lokayukta court here in connection with a complaint filed against them alleging that they had obtained sites through illegal allotment.
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Thursday January 3, 2013
"The present Governor has misjudged her role and has insisted, that under the Act, 1986, the Council of Ministers has no role to play in the appointment of the Lokayukta, and that she could therefore, fill it up in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court and the Leader of Opposition. Such attitude is not in conformity, or in c...
India News | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Wednesday January 2, 2013
In a setback to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court has upheld the appointment of Justice R A Mehta as Gujarat Lokayuta chief.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday December 31, 2012
The Lokayukta Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister K S Eshwarappa and two of his family members in a disproportionate assets case.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 22, 2012
Activist T J Abraham, who has filed a complaint before the Lokayukta court on alleged irregularites in the Bangalore-Mysore Express Highway project and also in mining, was on Thursday arrested in connection with an assault case, police said.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 13, 2013
Karnataka High Court today quashed a Lokayukta court order initiating proceedings against JDS leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy in a land de-notification case but ordered that the matter be considered afresh taking into account two additional chargesheets.
South | Edited by Samira Shaikh | Thursday October 25, 2012
The Lokayukta court has ordered a probe into the role played by former Karnataka chief ministers SM Krishna, BS Yeddyurappa and HD Deve Gowda in the Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Project - a toll highway between Bangalore and Mysore that has run into several hurdles over the years.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 20, 2012
Former Supreme Court judge N Santosh Hegde says a political party floated purely on the anti-corruption plank will not succeed in elections at this stage as money power and diversity play a role. Hegde, a former Karnataka Lokayukta, who has distanced himself from erstwhile Team Anna's decision to start a political party, said cultural, linguistic a...
South | Press Trust of India | Friday August 10, 2012
The Lokayukta court today ordered a comprehensive probe by Lokayukta police into a complaint against former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and his son for the alleged denotification of land in Bhadravathi.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 7, 2012
Lokayukta Police has submitted, to the court, its final report in a disproportionate assets case against retired KAS officer H D Balakrishna Gowda, son of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday July 30, 2012
The Lokayukta Court in Bangalore today granted anticipatory bail to Congress leader D K Shivakumar in an illegal land de-notification case filed against him, former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and others.