Probe into 1,034 Anti Corruption Bureau cases in limbo   

The state government has not yet transferred the cases and staff of ACB to Karnataka Lokayukta as per the directions issued by the Karnataka High Court on August 11, 2022.

27 Aug 2022

Transfer Anti Corruption Bureau cases and staff fast: Karnataka Lokayukta

The HC had directed the chief secretary to take steps to transfer inquiries and other proceedings being handled by the ACB till the date of the judgment to Lokayukta. 

25 Aug 2022

Standard Chartered Bank directed to pay Rs 2 lakh compensation to Madras lawyer for calling over 58 times

Bank was directed to pay Rs 2 lakh compensation with 8% interest & Rs 10,000 litigation expenses to the lawyer for calling over 58 times in 4 months to clear dues, though he paid it before due date.

24 Aug 2022

Govt must do away with sanction provision for Lokayukta to act: Justice Santosh Hegde

No. The provision of sanction that mandates the Lokayukta to take approval of the government before proceeding against corrupt public servants should be repealed.

14 Aug 2022

Karnataka HC scraps Anti-Corruption Bureau, transfers cases to Lokayukta

The Karnataka HC was dealing with a PIL filed by advocate Chidananda Urs, Advocates' Association of Bangalore and Samaja Parivarthana Samudaya challenging the constitution of ACB.

12 Aug 2022

Lokayuktas must be non-political: Karnataka HC

Court bats for maintaining transparency in appointments; Recommends strengthening police wing  

12 Aug 2022

Consumer panel tells three firms to pay Hosmat for defective bone freezer

The firms contended that the freezer is good and maintained the temperature more than required as acknowledged by the hospital after installation on August 17, 2010.

10 Aug 2022

Upa Lokayukta warns three for filing frivolous complaints

To encourage only genuine complaints, the Karnataka Lokayukta will no longer tolerate false, frivolous or vexatious complaints that are not made in good faith.

09 Aug 2022

Suit not delivered in time for marriage, DTDC told to compensate for incident in Bengaluru

The DTDC Express Limited had to pay heavily for non-delivery and failure to return a consignment as the error led to a major embarrassment of a city youth.

08 Aug 2022

No commissioner, no engineer, second div assistant solely runs show at KUDA

The only officer of another department, who is working as in-charge commissioner, has failed to provide infrastructure to the layout, the report added.  

07 Aug 2022

Karnataka HC orders state to pay Rs 5 lakh compensation to man mistakenly arrested over name confusion 

The only reason why the applicant had been arrested is that the name of his father was similar to the name of the person mentioned in the warrant.

01 Aug 2022

Canara Bank to pay  Rs 1 lakh compensation to woman for freezing account without prior intimation

For the issues over payment of service tax by her husband, who wound up his firm due to loss, Canara bank froze the joint account on July 15, 2019.

01 Aug 2022

Accused aimed at my heart: Ex-Lokayukta

An attempt on Justice Shetty’s life was made on March 7, 2018, when he was the Lokayukta.

31 Jul 2022

Karnataka HC issues notice to Centre on Twitter plea against blocking order

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Union of India on a petition filed by Twitter Inc.

27 Jul 2022

BSNL told to pay Rs 30000 to harried customer

The commission pointed out that the complainant kept paying bills regularly till December 2020, though he did not get the services.

25 Jul 2022

SBI told to waive off Rs 54.09 lakh loan to Bengaluru woman

She entirely depends on the insurance cover but the bank refused to waive off loan.  

20 Jul 2022

Bengaluru: Flat management app helps youth nail Amazon delivery claim

Amazon had made a false claim that the phone was delivered, without providing any proof in support.

18 Jul 2022

Lokayukta will now help needy with legal aid, get Covid-19 relief

But this is a different case. After receiving a complaint, I came to know of the change in guidelines for denial of compensation.

24 Jun 2022

Pesky calls: Panel fines Airtel, BSNL

The complainants established that both Airtel and BSNL are liable for deficiency of service, the Commission added.

23 Jun 2022

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