India

Swept under the Carpet

On January 11 this year, a Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Amitava Roy dismissed the public interest litigation by Common Cause that demanded the constitution of a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to look into what is now known as ‘Birla-Sahara papers’. These papers contain an assorted set of spreadsheets, emails, diaries and notebooks that provide detailed accounts of the payments made to people holding public offices. This is perhaps the first case in which allegations of kickbacks have been made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Massive hunt launched to nab killers of BJP leader in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Mar 14 (UNI) Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara today said police had launched a major operation to arrest those behind the brutal murder of a Councillor and BJP leader in the city today.

Bommasandra Municipality corporator and BJP leder Srinivas Prasad alias Vasu was hacked to death by unidentified assailants when he had come for a morning walk today. Dr Parameshwara said it was not yet known wither it was a political murder and police were probing from all angles.

Karnataka govt releases Rs 671 cr compensation to farmers

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said that the government had decided to release Rs 671 crore compensation towards crop loss to nearly 10 lakh farmers who were

deeply affected by drought that is prevailing in the State for thesecond successive year. 

In a Twitter message the farmers will get compensation in form of input subsidy and it will be transferred directly to their bank accounts.

UNI