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Bengaluru at near bottom in city governance ranking

Governance

From scoring zero on 10 on two parameters and over five on just one, Bengaluru's governance ranking in the Annual Survey of India City-Systems (ASICS) 2015 reflects poor performance. In a list of 21 cities, Bengaluru figures at number 12. The ranking though is an improvement over 2014's performance (18).

K Mathai - another award-worthy officer

Governance

The transfer of BBMP advertisement wing's assistant commissioner K Mathai, who exposed illegal a Rs 2,000-crore advertisement scam, has raised many eyebrows and activists are asking if the officer was being punished. The BBMP council on Tuesday decided to transfer him as deputy commissioner of the markets wing and the order was issued on Wednesday.

PIL challenging veto power of Ward Committee Chairperson

Governance

The High Court on Monday issued notice to the state government on a public interest litigation questioning the veto power granted to councillors as chairpersons of ward committees under the Karnataka Municipal Corporations (KMC), Act, 1976.

misfeasance of public office

Governance

The high court has said if an officer or authority issues a vague notice to a person without specific allegations against him/her, it amounts to harassment, and the action of that officer/authority is liable for "misfeasance of public office".

Loyalty - To the Party or to the Nation?

Governance

Wishing 'Happy Independence Day' to all my fellow countrymen.  In this fast paced life, these are few occasions when we stop for a moment and try to reflect what this means to us.

Worrisome aspects of Modi Sarkar's functioning

Governance

While I had some reservations about Narendra Modi, largely from the perspective of his not having followed "Raj Dharma" post the Gujarat riots, I was welcoming of his government coming to power, or more specifically the defeat of the corrupt and ineffective Congress government.

Questions on legislative functioning

Governance

The people be damned — no one cares about the delay in the GST or the land acquisition law or the lives of the jobless young — as long my salary as an MP is doubled.

Stop Land Grab - Rally

2 May 2015 10:00
Asia/Calcutta
Governance

Why would anybody want to invest in Karnataka, Mr CM?

Economy
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will  soon go on a business tour to the United States (US) to showcase Karnataka as a preferred destination for investment soon, IT/ BT Minister S R Patil said on Wednesday.

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