news Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 05:30
  1. The Special Investigation Team, formed to probe internal corruption in the Lokayukta, on Monday arrested two men who were allegedly part of Ashwin Rao's bribery racket. One of the arrested, MB Srinivas Gowda was a tv journalist until recently while the other was his associate who helped him file RTI applications targeting numerous public servants. 2. The 148-year-old Bangalore Club on Wednesday moved the Karnataka High Court to quash the state government's attempt to take over its property. On Tuesday, Bengaluru Urban district administration issued an order to owners of Bangalore Club to vacate its premises as it failed to furnish title deeds to establish ownership of the property. 3. Separate delegations of JD(S) and BJP met Governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday and submitted a memorandum urging him not to give his approval to the Karnataka Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Act, 2015. Opposition BJP leader Jagadish Shettar said that the intention of the state government was not to restructure BBMP, but to defer BBMP polls. 4. An average of 27 children and women go missing or are kidnapped in the state every day, Home Minister KJ George said in a reply to House members. IT capital Bengaluru tops the list of cities or towns where maximum number of missing or kidnapping complaints are registered. Revenge, poverty, failure in exams, love affairs, domestic violence were some of the reasons why people went missing, he said. 5. Even as uncertainity looms over the conduct of BBMP elections, the State Election Commission on Wednesday enforced the poll code of conduct on all political parties and candidates standing for the elections. The code of conduct will remain in place until August 28, while the polling day is scheduled for August 22.
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