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ED takes ex- K'taka min B Nagendra into custody in money laundering probe

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday took former Minister B Nagendra into custody, as part of a money-laundering probe linked to the alleged irregularities in the Karnataka Maharshi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation Limited, official sources said. The Congress MLA was taken to the ED office here from his residence for questioning, the sources said. Following allegations against him in connection with the scam, Nagendra, who was Scheduled Tribes Welfare Minister, tendered his resignation on June 6. "I'm being brought from my home...I don't know anything," Nagendra told reporters as he was being taken to the ED office. The ED has carried out searches for the last two days at several places, including at the premises of former Karnataka Minister Nagendra and ruling Congress MLA Basanagouda Daddal, who is Chairman of the Corporation. The agency covered around 20 locations in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra as part of a case registered under the ...

ED takes ex- K'taka min B Nagendra into custody in money laundering probe
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 10:26 AM IST

Action will be taken in Valmiki Corp scam after SIT report, says K'taka CM

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said action will be taken and responsibilities will be fixed in connection with an alleged illegal money transfer scam involving a state-run Karnataka Maharshi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation, once the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case submits its report. He also rejected the opposition's demand for his resignation in connection with the scam. "Three investigations are going on -- one by CBI in connection with the involvement of the bank, second by ED and the third by SIT. The SIT is conducting the probe, let the probe report come out," Siddaramaiah told reporters here in response to a question. Replying to a question about the opposition demanding his resignation alleging that such a big scam wouldn't have happened without coming to his notice as he is also the finance minister, he said, "if that is the case, for what has happened in the bank in connection with the case, Nirmala Sitharaman (Union Finance ...

Action will be taken in Valmiki Corp scam after SIT report, says K'taka CM
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 2:56 PM IST

Country needs national social security architecture for gig workers: Cong

Citing legislations by its state governments to ensure justice for gig workers, the Congress on Thursday said India needs a national legal and social security architecture for such workers and hoped that the forthcoming Union Budget will take a step in that direction. Congress general secretary, in-charge communications, Jairam Ramesh said the Karnataka Platform-based Gig Workers (Social Security and Welfare) Bill, 2024 is a landmark rights-based legislation that brings formal rights and social security to platform-based gig workers in the state. The Karnataka Government last month released a draft of the proposed Karnataka Platform Based Gig Workers (Social Security and Welfare) Bill, 2024 aimed to protect their rights in the state with creation of a board, welfare fund and grievance cell among other mechanisms. Ramesh listed some of the features of the bill such as establishing the gig worker's social security and welfare fund and gig workers welfare board to advocate for gig ...

Country needs national social security architecture for gig workers: Cong
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 2:19 PM IST

MUDA scam: BJP to hold mega protest in Mysuru on July 12, asks CM to resign

Karnataka BJP will be holding a "mega" protest in Mysuru on July 12 in connection with an alleged fraudulent allotment of sites to land losers by Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA), which involves plots given to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's wife Parvathi, its president B Y Vijayendra said on Wednesday, and demanded the CM's resignation. The protesters will demand allocation of sites to the poor by withdrawing those distributed illegally, and a CBI probe into the "scam" as the allegations are against the Chief Minister and his family, he said, adding that the BJP will also raise the issue during the coming Assembly session. It is alleged that compensatory sites were allotted to Siddaramaiah's wife in an upmarket area in Mysuru, which had higher property value as compared to the location of her land which had been "acquired" by the MUDA. The MUDA had allotted plots to Parvathi under a 50:50 ratio scheme in lieu of 3.16 acres of her land, where MUDA developed a residential ...

MUDA scam: BJP to hold mega protest in Mysuru on July 12, asks CM to resign
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 3:30 PM IST

SC issues notice to Prajwal Revanna's mother Bhavani on Karnataka SIT plea

The court also said that there is only a limited point as to whether the High Court is justified in protecting her against arrest

SC issues notice to Prajwal Revanna's mother Bhavani on Karnataka SIT plea
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 1:55 PM IST

Karnataka SSLC 2024: Supply result announced at karresults.nic.in

Candidates who took the SSLC exam this year to improve their performance can check their marks at the official website of KSEAB at kseab.karnataka.gov.in and karresults.nic.in

Karnataka SSLC 2024: Supply result announced at karresults.nic.in
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 1:17 PM IST

MUDA Scam: Complaint filed against K'taka CM, 9 others for forgery

The complaint also alleges the involvement of the deputy commissioner, tahsildar, deputy registrar and MUDA officials in the same case

MUDA Scam: Complaint filed against K'taka CM, 9 others for forgery
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 1:14 PM IST

ED raids premises of ex-K'taka Min Nagendra in Valmiki corp scam case

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday carried out searches in four states, including at the premises of former Karnataka minister and Congress leader B Nagendra and MLA B Daddal, as part of a money laundering probe linked to alleged irregularities in the Karnataka Maharshi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation Limited, official sources said. The agency covered around 20 locations in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and one more state as part of a case registered under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the sources said. The premises of Congress leader and former Karnataka Tribal Welfare and sports minister Nagendra and Congress MLA from Raichur rural seat Daddal, some entry operators and linked entities are being searched. Daddal was also the chairperson of the Corporation. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Karnataka Police CID had questioned the two on Tuesday in this case. The alleged scam came to fore after accounts superintendent of the ...

ED raids premises of ex-K'taka Min Nagendra in Valmiki corp scam case
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 11:37 AM IST

Highlights: Delhi Police books TMC MP Mahua Moitra for 'derogatory' social media post on NCW chief

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Highlights: Delhi Police books TMC MP Mahua Moitra for 'derogatory' social media post on NCW chief
Updated On : 07 Jul 2024 | 9:58 PM IST

Cong govt in K'taka mired in competition for CM, Dy CM posts: Union min

Accusing the Congress government in Karnataka of being in deep slumber and mired in competition for Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister posts and internal rifts, Union Minister Shobha Karandlaje on Sunday urged the CM Siddaramaiah and his administration to "wake up" and save the people. Highlighting health issues such as dengue cases, also deteriorating law and order situation, stalled infrastructure projects in the state and the city among others, the Member of Parliament from Bangalore North accused the Siddaramaiah government of having forgotten the people amid its internal rifts. "There are several issues in the city and the state, and there is no government here that responds to it. This government is in a deep slumber. There is no use of telling anything to this government, it will be like pouring water on a rock," Karandlaje said. While speaking to reporters here, she said the only thing that is happening in this government is, competition as to who should become the Chi

Cong govt in K'taka mired in competition for CM, Dy CM posts: Union min
Updated On : 07 Jul 2024 | 2:56 PM IST

Authority's inspection of Mhadei basin crucial, will uncover truth: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said the PRAWAH river authority's inspection of the Mhadei basin is crucial for the state, as it will uncover the truth. The Central government constituted the Progressive River Authority for Water and Harmony (PRAWAH) last year to enable the compliance and implementation of the award and decisions of the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal. Members of PRAWAH began the inspection of the basin in Goa on Thursday in the presence of officials from Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka. In a post on 'X', the chief minister on Thursday said PRAWAH members will conduct a detailed site inspection of the Mhadei basin, and it will familiarise them with facts about the extent of work the Karnataka government has undertaken. "The inspection is crucial for Goa as it will uncover the truth before PRAWAH members. This is an outcome of our continuous efforts to protect Mhadei, which will strengthen our case and vindicate our stand," he wrote. Talking to PTI on Friday,

Authority's inspection of Mhadei basin crucial, will uncover truth: Goa CM
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 1:16 PM IST

Yediyurappa dares CM Siddaramaiah to dissolve Assembly, hold elections now

BJP stalwart B S Yediyurappa on Thursday challenged Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to dissolve the Karnataka Assembly and go for elections now and claimed that the saffron party will win 140 to 150 seats. He said the people of the state have rejected the 'useless guarantees', money and muscle power of the Congress government and opted for the BJP in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. "I challenge Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, if he has guts, then dissolve the Assembly and go for elections again. Then only you will know what your position is. If the elections are held, BJP will win 140 to 150 seats," the Lingayat strongman said during the BJP state special executive meeting organised at the Palace Grounds here. Karnataka has 224 Assembly and 28 Lok Sabha seats. The former chief minister said in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP-JD(S) alliance won 19 seats and the BJP got a majority in 142 assembly segments. Just a year ago, the Congress had come to power by winning 134 seats, b

Yediyurappa dares CM Siddaramaiah to dissolve Assembly, hold elections now
Updated On : 04 Jul 2024 | 11:04 PM IST

CM Siddaramaiah rejects BJP's demand for CBI probe into alleged MUDA scam

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday rejected the BJP's demand for a CBI probe into alleged irregularities in the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) even as the opposition party intensified its protests against "fraudulent" allotment of sites to land losers. The BJP has alleged that alternative sites were also allotted to the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's wife Parvathi in an upmarket area in Mysuru, which had higher property value as compared to the location of her land which had been acquired by the MUDA, and sought his resignation. The MUDA had allotted plots to Parvathi under a 50:50 ratio scheme in lieu of over three acres of her land, which the authority had acquired for developing a residential layout. The controversial scheme envisages allotting 50 per cent of developed land to the land loser in lieu of undeveloped land acquired for forming layouts. The BJP has alleged that irregularities to the tune of Rs 4,000 crore had taken place in distribution of si

CM Siddaramaiah rejects BJP's demand for CBI probe into alleged MUDA scam
Updated On : 04 Jul 2024 | 2:54 PM IST

Tier-II,-III cities can contribute to Karnataka's economic growth: CII

The 'Beyond Bengaluru' initiative is expected to empower Tier-II and Tier-III cities by enhancing the ease of doing business, implementing skilling programmes, and promoting energy efficiency

Tier-II,-III cities can contribute to Karnataka's economic growth: CII
Updated On : 03 Jul 2024 | 10:42 PM IST

Will drive sustainable growth with focused initiatives in FY25: CII K'taka

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Karnataka on Wednesday said it aims to drive sustainable, competitive and inclusive growth through focused initiatives for 2024-25. CII Karnataka will be taking forward the initiatives for the year 2024-25 aligned to the theme Globally Competitive Karnataka Partnerships for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, its Chairman N Venu said at a press conference here. The focus will be on policy advocacy, thought leadership, inclusiveness, ecosystem competitiveness, growth, sustainability, global linkages, and international partnerships, he said. Collaborating closely with the government, CII Karnataka aims to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, Venu said, adding, key areas include technology and innovation, clean and alternative energy, MSME (Micro, Small, & Medium Enterprises) growth, and emerging sectors such as semiconductors, solar and mobile phones (electronic). According to him, CII will continue to work closely with ..

Will drive sustainable growth with focused initiatives in FY25: CII K'taka
Updated On : 03 Jul 2024 | 5:39 PM IST

BJP leaders march to K'taka CM's residence, taken into preventive custody

The opposition BJP leaders tried to lay siege to the chief minister's office-cum-residence here on Wednesday alleging rampant corruption by the ruling Congress government in Karnataka, but were stopped and taken into preventive custody. The party leaders, including BJP state president B Y Vijayendra, Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly R Ashoka, former ministers S Sunil Kumar, Araga Jnanendra, S Suresh Kumar, C N Ashwath Narayan and C T Ravi were accompanied by several MLAs and a large number of party workers. Due to the heavy deployment of police forces, the BJP leaders could not reach their destination and were taken under preventive custody. The party has alleged that there was around Rs 4,000 crore worth of alternative sites (plots) scam in the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) in which one of the beneficiaries is Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's wife Parvathi. The party also charged that there were attempts to cover up over Rs 180 crore Maharshi Valmiki Schedul

BJP leaders march to K'taka CM's residence, taken into preventive custody
Updated On : 03 Jul 2024 | 1:03 PM IST

Byju's second rights issue: Karnataka HC sets aside NCLT interim order

Byju's recently moved the Karnataka High Court challenging the order of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) restraining it from going ahead with the second rights issue

Byju's second rights issue: Karnataka HC sets aside NCLT interim order
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 10:18 PM IST

K'taka govt opposes new criminal laws, says Centre did not take suggestions

The Karnataka government on Monday opposed the three new criminal laws, which came into force on July 1, saying the Centre did not take its suggestions into consideration. The three laws Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), Bharatiya Nagarika Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA) replacing Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Evidence Act should have been implemented by the BJP government during its previous tenure itself and not now, Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister H K Patil said in a press conference The Minister recalled that in 2023, Union Home Minister Amit Shah wrote to CM Siddaramaiah asking him to review and give suggestions on these laws. Based on the Chief Minister's direction, an expert committee was formed. The panel submitted a report to Siddaramaiah, which was forwarded to Shah. We gave a total of 23 suggestions but the central government did not take any of it seriously. No opinion of ours is included in it. Now, th

K'taka govt opposes new criminal laws, says Centre did not take suggestions
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 8:57 PM IST

Zomato faces Rs 9.45 crore GST demand from Karnataka tax authorities

Food delivery platform and quick commerce company Zomato will be filing an appeal against the order

Zomato faces Rs 9.45 crore GST demand from Karnataka tax authorities
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 2:25 PM IST

Google adds Tulu to its translation services, community says 'great honour'

In a significant stride towards preserving and promoting regional languages, Google has added Tulu to its translation services. Tulu joins 110 new languages on Google Translate from June 27, marking a historic moment for the millions of people who speak this language. This addition allows users to easily translate Tulu words and phrases, enhancing the accessibility and understanding of this cherished language. The Tulu-speaking community, which has long sought greater recognition for their language, is celebrating this achievement as a major honour, especially since Tulu is not officially recognised in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. While the initial translations for Tulu on Google Translate may contain some errors, the system is expected to improve over time. Users are encouraged to provide accurate translations in the feedback section to help refine and enhance the service's accuracy. Google's inclusion of Tulu leverages advanced Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Google adds Tulu to its translation services, community says 'great honour'
Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 10:46 PM IST