news Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 05:30
  1. The Lokayukta police on Monday registered three more FIRs against former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, other public servants and private individuals in connection with the illegal denotification of land in the city between 2007 and 2011.    2. JD(S) legislator M T Krishnappa has written to Speaker Kagodu Thimappa to permit him to move a private member resolution in the Assembly seeking abolition of the Legislative Council. In his letter, he states that the Council does not have representation of eminent people, instead it was a  "back door entry" for politicians who lose assembly elections.    3. The Centre on Friday cancelled the licenses of 624 NGOs and other institutions from Karnataka who received foreign funding for failing to submit their annual returns on time. With this, the tally rose to 804 NGOs who lost the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). The first list with 190 organisations was made public on June 11.   4. The Karnataka High Court came down heavily on the State government, dismissing the impleading application (IA) which sought to postpone BBMP polls further. It also levied a fine of Rs. 10,000 payable to each petitioner for "abuse of process of judiciary".   5. Dengue claimed its first victim in Bengaluru after 13-year-old Nivedita succumbed to the disease at a city hospital. According to doctors, the strain this year is more virulent than last year and the city is currently reeling under shortage of platelets.