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BJP should prove charge of phone-tapping, says KTK Cong chief 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
 Rejecting the BJP's allegation of phone-tapping by the Siddaramaiah government, the ruling Congress in Karnataka today said it was a serious matter and dared the opposition party to prove it with evidence."Whoever is making such an allegation, he, in this case (former minister R) Ashok, should prove it if he has any evidence. Yes, it is a very serious matter," Karnataka Congress president G Parameshwara told reporters here.Siddaramaiah had yesterday rejected the allegation levelled by Ashok recently that the phones of BJP and JD(S) leaders in the state were being tapped.The chief minister ha
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CM turns tables on BJP, says Centre tapping phones 19.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday accused the BJP-led Centre of tapping phones of Congress leaders in the state. "It is not the state government, but the Centre that is tapping phones," Siddaramaiah told reporters, reacting to BJP leader R Ashoka's allegation that the Congress government had tapped the phones of BJP and JD(S) leaders. "Tapping phones of opposition party leaders is something our government has never done and will never do. But the Centre has been tapping our phones, which the state BJP is not aware of. We haven't played it up, because it's a small thing," he said. Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, too, claimed that the Centre had resorted to espionage. "It's true that the phones of 30-35 Congress leaders are being tapped. It's been happening for many days," Reddy told DH. He, however, refused to name leaders whose phones were under surveillance. This is not the first time the state Congress is alleging that phones were being tapped. Late last month, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee ...
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Poor policing could turn Hebbal into a crime den, say residents 16.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Lack of proper policing threatens to turn the localities in the Hebbal Assembly segment into hubs of crime, residents chorused in unison on Saturday. "We find young boys smoking ganja in almost every street. The police haven't taken any stringent action despite several complaints," Keshava Murthy, of Ganganagar, said at 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change', a civic grievance redress programme organised by DH and Prajavani in RT Nagar. Many participants echoed him. J Venkataraman, another resident, said drag racing and wheelies were common on many congested roads. "Hoysala patrol cars arrive here for namesake," he said. "Every night, about 20-30 motorcyclists take part in a high-speed race. Most of these vehicles neither have number plates nor silencers." Firoz Khan, Inspector, RT Nagar police station, said about 1,500 cases had been registered in the previous year for rash driving. "We will form a special squad to catch these people and solve the problem at the earliest," he promised. Hebbal MLA, Y A ...
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Karnataka: Civil Aviation Minister inaugurates new terminal of Sambra Belagavi Airport 15.9.2017 New Kerala: India News
Belgaum (Karnataka) , September 15 : Union Minister for Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the new terminal of the Sambra Belagavi Airport, on Thursday.
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Upgraded Belagavi airport begins operation in Karnataka 14.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Union Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday launched upgraded airport services at Sambra on the outskirts of Karnataka's northwest city aimed at facilitating passenger and cargo traffic in the region.
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Upgraded Belagavi airport inaugurated 14.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
The upgraded Belagavi airport with extended runway and a new terminal building with a capacity to accommodate over 300 passengers was inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju along with Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah here today.Modernised with an investment of Rs 120 crore in over two and a half years, the airport is expected to add more flights from the current two daily services being operated by SpiceJet to Bengaluru and Mumbai, airport director Rajesh Kumar Maurya told PTI."SpiceJet has agreed to add one more flight, a daily service to Chennai, from next month. Be
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BJP will not contest mayoral poll: Ashoka 12.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Senior BJP leader R Ashoka on Tuesday said that his party will not contest the Bengaluru mayor election scheduled for September 28.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Ashoka said the BJP had made efforts to get the post last year, but had to face a "bitter experience".

"We believe that the unholy alliance between the Congress and the JD(S) will collapse on its own. If the eight Congress and JD(S) MLCs who voted in the mayoral election last year by providing false information are disqualified, then the BJP can get the mayor's post on its own," the Padmanabhanagar MLA said.

DH News Service
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Gauri murder: Home minister's claim on 'vital clue' stumps SIT 9.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has got a "vital clue" about the sensational murder of 55-year-old journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy claimed on Saturday. Speaking to journalists after meeting senior police officials, including members of the SIT, he expressed confidence that the killers would be "caught soon". He, however, refused to give the details, saying it would hamper the investigation. The ministers statement has surprised SIT officers who are still reportedly groping in the dark. One of them said they were perplexed by what the minister said. "We have got no clue so far," the officer, who would not be quoted, said. Gauri was murdered by an unidentified sharpshooter just outside her home in West Bengalurus Rajarajeshwari Nagar around 8 pm on September 5. Her killing sparked off nationwide protests and drew parallels between the murders of Kannada research M M Kalburgi, rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and communist leader Govind Pansare. Reddy dismissed the ...
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BJP targets George, BBMP, over failure to mitigate rain disasters 9.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
BJP leader R Ashoka on Saturday launched a tirade against Bengaluru Development Minister K J George and the civic authorities for their "failure to mitigate rain-related disasters" in the city. "We told the authorities to take steps about a month ago. Nothing was done. As a result, four people died because of heavy rainfall," Ashoka told reporters. "Drains were not desilted, trees were not pruned and vulnerable trees were not identified. The government's inaction is clear," he charged. BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa will visit rain-affected areas in the city on Sunday, Ashoka said. On the BBMP Mayoral election scheduled to be held on September 28, Ashoka said the BJP planned to move the court to challenge the manner by which the Congress and the JD(S) formed an alliance and got ineligible voters to poll last year. "We have 101 corporators out of 198. We aren't hungry for power, but if bogus voters were weeded out, then the BJP will have a majority," he ...
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Why was Gauri not given security, BJP asks state govt 8.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday hit back at the Congress stating that even before the probe into the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh began, the AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi publicly alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and right-wing ideology were responsible for the ghastly act. Speaking to reporters at the BJPs Ashok Road headquarters here, the Union Minister lamented that "mala fide comments" are being made which would end up prejudicing investigation into "unfortunate" and "regrettable" murder of the journalist outside her house in Bengaluru. "Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah must make it clear what would the state police investigate if the Congress vice president has already declared some people as guilty," Prasad wondered. He wanted to know from Siddaramaiah whether he seconded Rahuls comment and why the Congress government did not provide security to Gauri. "The BJP condemns every murder but there are certain questions the Karnataka government ...
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Legislature panel wants T G Halli to be ready to receive Yethinahole water 8.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Public Accounts Committee of the state legislature has sought that desilting of Thippagondanahalli (T G Halli) reservoir be taken up with immediate effect. The committee headed by former deputy chief minister and BJP leader R Ashoka visited the reservoir on Friday as part of an inspection exercise. According to sources, up to 15 feet of silt has accumulated in the reservoir. The plan is to make the reservoir ready to store Yettinahole water by 2019. Around 2.5 tmc ft will be stored in the Hesarghatta and T G Halli reservoirs under the Yettinahole project to meet the drinking water needs of Bengaluru and surrounding areas. Pumping of water from T G Halli was stopped in 2013 after it was deemed to be too polluted for consumption. The panel also sought cleaning of the reservoir and sought information on measures taken to check effluents from entering the reservoir and it catchment areas. Measures taken to curb illegal sand mining and quarrying in and around the reservoir was also sought. Panel members ...
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BJP seeks CBI probe 6.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The state BJP on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh and accused the Congress of politicising the tragedy. Addressing a press conference here, former deputy chief minister R Ashoka and party spokesperson S Suresh Kumar said Gauri's brother Inderjit Lankesh had sought a CBI probe into the murder and the state government should oblige him. "The state government has ordered a probe by Special Investigation Team, which is nothing but a part of the CID. The Supreme Court while ordering a CBI probe into the death of DySP M K Ganapathi had criticised the functioning of the state CID," Ashoka, a former Home minister said. He added that the CID had failed to crack the murder of rationalist M M Kalburgi. "The government should honour the sentiments of Gauri's family and hand over the case to the CBI," he said. Suresh Kumar took exception to a tweet by AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi that those who do not accept the RSS or the BJP get killed and KPCC Working ...
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BJP's Mangaluru Chalo rally hits police roadblock 6.9.2017 TOI: Cities
​The rally has been organised to protest against the murder of Hindu activists in the coastal region and to demand the resignation of Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister B Ramanath Rai for allegedly supporting anti-Hindu groups.
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BJP workers, police face-off in Bengaluru and Hubballi 6.9.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Party goes ahead with bike rally despite being denied permission by the police
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Cops arrest BJP men in B'luru, Dharwad, foil rally to M'luru 5.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Hundreds of BJP workers were arrested by the police in several districts during a rally by the party's youth wing to protest against the killing of RSS activists and BJP functionaries, on Tuesday. The rally, from different parts of the state, culminates in Mangaluru on Thursday. Permission has been denied for the rally in several districts. The youth wing has also sought the dismissal of Forest Minister B Ramanath Rai, accusing him of backing "anti-social elements" involved in the killings. Around 300 BJP activists were taken into preventive custody by the city police minutes after they started on a 'Mangaluru Chalo' bike rally from Freedom Park in the morning. Around 150 motorcycles were towed away by the police who later handed them over to their owners. "We had to use force to detain the agitators as they started blocking the road," said M N Anucheth, DCP (West). Despite the city police installing numerous checkpoints on all roads leading to Freedom Park, bikes managed to find their way to the venue. ...
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BJP bike rally clamped down; party determined to protest 5.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The 'rally politics' in the state is snowballing into a full blown confrontation between the ruling Congress and the Opposition BJP. On a day the police clamped down on the proposed Mangaluru chalo bike rally by the BJP to protest the killing of RSS activists across the state, party leaders said they were determined to go ahead with a massive protest meeting in Mangaluru as planned on September 7. Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy assumed a tough stance, declaring that the government will not grant permission for any political rallies or protests in the coastal region. Reddy said that on day one of BJP's Mangaluru chalo, police had detained as many as 1,936 BJP workers across the state and had seized as many as 400 vehicles. Several senior BJP leaders such as R Ashoka, Jagadish Shettar, Pralhad Joshi and Shobha Karandlaje were among those detained. A bus was stoned in Hubballi. In some places, there were skirmishes between the police and the workers. Around 300 BJP workers were taken into preventive custody ...
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Karnataka bans BJP's bike rally to Mangaluru 5.9.2017 Zee News : States
The state BJP had planned the "Mangaluru Chalo" bike rally and the public meeting to condemn the murders of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers in the state.
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BJP leaders detained as police scuttle bike rally to Mangaluru 5.9.2017 Rediff: News
Police had denied permission for the rally but the BJP insisted they would go ahead with the rally plan.
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BJP leaders detained as police scuttle bike rally 5.9.2017 TOI: Home
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BJP leaders detained as police scuttle bike rally to Mangaluru 5.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Several Karnataka BJP leaders were detained today after they set out on "Mangaluru chalo" bike rally organised by the party's Yuva Morcha in protest against the alleged killings of Hindu activists in the coastal districts.Among those detained were former deputy chief minister R Ashoka, Lok Sabha member Pratap Simha and MLAs Arvinda Limbavali and Satish Reddy. Ashoka and other leaders sat in protest near the Freedom Park and demanded that police furnish an arrest warrant, resulting in a heated argument between the officials and the leaders, following which they were frisked away.The protest and
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