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

‘No scope for misconduct henceforth, especially in Bengaluru’

Hailing from a village in Vijayapura district, 66-year-old Justice BS Patil, former judge of the Karnataka High Court, has been appointed Karnataka Lokayukta.

19 Jun 2022

Clear pending cases, submit report: Karnataka Lokayukta to police department

Without any comprehensive circular, there was confusion about the specific duties of the police wings in the districts.

30 May 2022

Karnataka HC second in using ‘eCourts’ in lockdown

Similarly, under the jurisdiction of 28 high courts, Delhi stands first among 28 district courts in the country in dealing with cases through video conferencing.

16 May 2022

Consultation drags on for Lokayukta after 100 days

The delay in appointment of Lokayukta by the government has raised several questions though the process of consultation has been done much earlier.

13 May 2022

Consumer commission orders Canara Bank to pay Rs 1 lakh compensation to Bengaluru client

The Commission said the bank has acted in a lethargic and negligent manner after obtaining the property documents, without sanctioning loan.

10 May 2022

Airtel hangs up, retired employee of a chartered accountant firm fights case for Rs 20 refund

Shareef, a retired employee of a chartered accountant firm, stays with his son at Doddakanalli. He had recharged Rs 49 which expired on August 4, 2021.

03 May 2022

Providing justice free of cost to needy, my priority: Upa Lokayukta

There is a lot of difference between the judiciary and any other department, as the Lokayukta institution has earned more respect than any other department. 

02 May 2022

Bengaluru woman wins battle against Paytm for damaged camera

Though Paytm is not a manufacturer, it is a facilitator under the online platform which owns and operates the website. The complainant had trusted Paytm, the Commission observed.  

29 Apr 2022

Weakening Lokayukta: Surrender SP, DySP posts, says Karnataka govt

The move comes as a big blow to the institution, as the order has come at a time when the post of Lokayukta is vacant and whose comments are sought in such decisions.

27 Apr 2022

Scams surface, corruption abounds, but Lokayukta post lies vacant in Karnataka

The post has been vacant since the term of Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty ended on January 27, 2022.  

26 Apr 2022

Not just govt, Opposition, all must help fight corruption: Ex-Lokayukta

Former Lokayukta, Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty, says corruption is cancerous and a serious obstacle to the growth of the nation.

17 Apr 2022

No untreated sewage should be discharged in waterbodies in Channapatna after four weeks: HC

"Prima facie we found that no serious efforts are being made for treatment of sewage before discharge in the rivers, lakes or tanks," said a division bench

03 Mar 2022

No protests or processions in Bengaluru except at Freedom Park, orders Karnataka High Court

The court directed the government to ensure that there are no protests by any organisation, except at the Freedom Park, which is earmarked for agitation, and that traffic in the city is not affected

03 Mar 2022