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Info officer denies copy of answer sheet, gets notice 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Information Commission has issued a show-cause notice to Public Information Officer of the Police Recruitment and Training division for not providing a certified copy of the answer sheets for the sub-inspector recruitment exam. Additionally, the commission has threatened to fine the officer, the superintendent of police, A G Eshwarappa, Rs 25,000 if he fails to abide by the RTI rules. N Raghavendra, a candidate for the exam held in 2014 to recruit 152 sub-inspectors, had sought copies of his answer scripts for two written exams in November 2015, after he did not make it to the shortlist. Eshwarappa replied a month later: "The information you have sought cannot be provided under the RTI Act." Raghavendra took the matter to the Information Commission, N P Ramesh, who held a second hearing on May 9. "Provide the information to the appellant within eight days and attend the next hearing on September 1 with a report in this regard," he ordered. Decision to withhold info On January 22, 2016, the ...
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Anticipatory bail for Karnataka's ex-CM Kumaraswamy in mining scam 17.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A city civil court on Wednesday granted a seven-day anticipatory bail to former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) lawmaker H.D. Kumaraswamy in a mining scam in which a serving IAS officer was arrested on Monday.
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Senior Karnataka bureaucrat arrested in mining scam 15.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Karnataka's Principal Secretary, Revenue, Ganga Ram Baderia was arrested by the Special Investigation Team of the state's Lokayukta) for his alleged involvement in a mining scam a decade ago.
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Complaint of benami assets against my son is 'baseless', says CM 9.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday dismissed the complaint of 'benami assets' against his son Dr Yathindra as "baseless". Reacting to media queries over a complaint lodged by a Right To Information (RTI) activist with the Income Tax department in Bengaluru accusing Dr Yathindra of indulging in benami investments abroad, the chief minister said: "It looks like a deliberate attempt by vested interests as he is planning to contest the next elections. Moreover, my son has withdrawn from the partnership of a firm he was associated with earlier." On the reported disappointment expressed by a section of the party leaders against the chief minister and KPCC president G Parameshwara, during a meeting with the new AICC general secretary in-charge of Karnataka affairs K C Venugopal on Monday, Siddaramaiah shot back at reporters questioning the source of the report. He said it was a report 'cooked up by the media'. He said that the AICC will take a call on appointing the new KPCC president as Venugopal is only ...
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I-T dept gets complaint over 'benami assets' of CM's son 8.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A complaint has been filed with the Income Tax (I-T) department, seeking a probe into the 'benami assets' of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's son Dr Yathindra Siddaramaiah, through two firms. The complaint says the transactions were through Matrix Imaging Solutions Private Limited (MISPL), Bengaluru. and its initiatives in medical tourism and diagnostic centres in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa. Varthur Kanaka Dasa, an RTI activist, has lodged the complaint with the I-TInvestigation Wing (Karnataka and Goa), seeking a probe into money laundering and benami property transactions by Yathindra and MISPL's two directors Chitrahalli Mudalagiriyappa Rajesh Gowda and Malagonnahalli Uddappa Tejaswini, under the Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988. Dasa says Yathindra conducted benami transactions worth hundreds of crores of rupees in the names of the two directors. They often travelled abroad for the transfer of funds and routed the funds back to India for medical tourism business. The funds should be ...
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Can Aadhaar be used to snoop on you? Experts say it very well can be 8.5.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Privacy and security experts say that UID can be used as a tool for mass surveillance by the govt
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Where do tankers source water from? 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
BBMP says from borewells that are either meant for the general public or ones that are illegal
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With just 3 visitors in 14 days, Sasikala is ordinary prisoner 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, lodged in central jail at Parappana Agrahara, has been receiving fewer visitors in the past week.
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Jayalalithaa left no will; declare her assets as Tamil Nadu property: RTI activist 17.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has not left behind any will mentioning an inheritor to her huge assets or even an administrator, as per information got through RTI so far. In the absence of an official will or document, and knowing that she kept away from her blood relatives, her properties should be declared state property, says RTI activist S Bhaskaran, who pursued the information.
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Naga owns at least 3 houses at Srirampura 16.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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TTD against allowing food inspectors into its temple kitchen 14.4.2017 Hindu: National
Says it will hurt religious sentiments of devotees
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‘Get licence to run TTD kitchen’ 12.4.2017 Hindu: National
Direction to licensing body comes after RTI plea on laddu
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Crematorium operator is now executive engineer; RTI activists cry foul 11.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Crematorium operator is now executive engineer; RTI activists cry foul
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Action against zoning violations is just ‘eyewash’, say RWAs 9.4.2017 Hindu: News
BBMP council, by favouring traders, has resolved to form a committee to look into the issue
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Rules at stake in Bengaluru jail for Sasikala, AIADMK leader meets visitors 12 times a month when only allowed twice 6.4.2017 Zee News : States
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader VK Sasikala, who is serving a four-year jail term in central prison Parappana Agahara after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case, has met visitors 12 times in a month in blatant violation of rules.
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Sasikala meets visitors 12 times a month 5.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
AIADMK chief V K Sasikala, lodged at Parappana Agrahara central prison in the city, has met visitors 12 times a month, reportedly in violation of prison rules. Sasikala has been convicted in a disproportionate assets case. According to information made available by the prison authorities in response to a Right to Information (RTI) query, Sasikala met the visitors between February 16 and March 18. Her relatives and co-convicts in the case, Ilavarasi and V N Sudhakaran, met visitors four times and once respectively during the same period. Sasikala's visitors include lawyers, her nephews TTVDinakaran and Vivek J and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Thambidurai. Activist Narasimha Murthy, who had filed the RTI application, claimed that Sasikala had been allowed to meet visitors in violation of prison rules. Undertrials and convicts are entitled to meet visitors as per the Karnataka Prison Manual and Karnataka Prison Rules. The rules state that undertrials are eligible for one such meeting a week with their ...
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Jaya case: Karnataka spends 2.78 crore on legal team 5.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Karnataka government incurred an expenditure Rs 2,78,70,888 on the legal team that fought its special leave petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court against the acquittal of former Tamil Nadu Chief J Jayalalithaa and three others in a disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka high court.
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Applying for blue book is passport to humiliation: Transgenders 4.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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BDA appoints consultant to filter 'damaging' RTI queries 25.3.2017 deccanherald.com
That the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is not flush with money is known. It had to pledge some plots of land to return the initial deposits of applicants who did not get sites in Kempegowda Layout Phase 1. The BDA, however, is ready to spend some extra money to filter information to people under the Right to Information Act (RTI). It has appointed a retired official of the Karnataka Government Secretariat Training Institute as its RTI consultant on a contract basis. The post was created in August 2016 with the specific purpose of "advising" the agency in dealing with RTI applications. The BDA pays the consultant Rs 60,000 a month. RTI activists say that unlike in the past, the BDA has now been denying information swiftly without even going through the files. The appointment of the consultant came to the fore when many people found that the BDA had rejected their RTI applications citing random orders of the Supreme Court and the high court on RTI queries. "The BDA has several sections and each ...
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ACB clean chit to CM in Hublot watch case 14.3.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has given a clean chit to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in connection with the Hublot watch case.

The officials said Dr Girish Chandra, a doctor based in Dubai and friend of Siddaramaiah, gave his statement before the ACB that he had gifted the expensive watch to the chief minister. A detailed investigation was carried out and it was found that the watch was a gift from his friend and a clean chit has been awarded to Siddaramaiah, they added.

Social activist Natraj Sharma had written a complaint to governor, which was rejected. Later, Sharma along with T J Abraham, a lawyer and Ramamurthy Gowda, an RTI activist, filed a complaint against Siddaramaiah before the ACB, for owning an expensive watch.
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