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High Court tells royal family: Pay tax on Bengaluru Palace land
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High Court tells royal family: Pay tax on Bengaluru Palace land

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court yesterday upheld the imposition of Wealth Tax on 28 acres of land known as ‘Bangalore Palace and its appurtenant lands’ for assessment years 1999-2000 to 2004-05. The assessing authority had fixed Rs. 183.3 crore as Wealth Tax for the land at the rate of Rs. 1,500 per sq. ft. based…

HC stays ban on White Water River Rafting in Kodagu
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HC stays ban on White Water River Rafting in Kodagu

Bengaluru:  The Karnataka High Court, on July 6, stayed an order by the Deputy Commissioner of Kodagu preventing river rafting activities in Kodagu. The petition was filed by a rafting licence holder. The District Administration and several licence holders are engaged in legal battles over the issue for the last several months and the Madikeri…

PIL filed in HC questioning Deputy CM’s post
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PIL filed in HC questioning Deputy CM’s post

Mysuru:  A person from Mysuru has filed a petition in the High Court seeking cancellation of the Deputy Chief Minister’s post on the grounds that there was no such provision in the Constitution. Shehkar S. Iyer, a resident of Mathura Nagar in city in his PIL (Public Interest Litigation), questioned the legality of Dr. G….

Gun exemption to Kodavas: Writ Petition filed in High Court
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Gun exemption to Kodavas: Writ Petition filed in High Court

Madikeri/ Bengaluru: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) questioning the exemption to Kodavas and Jamma land holders in Kodagu from obtaining a license to possess firearms under Section 3 and 4 of the Indian Arms Act, 1959, that was filed before the Karnataka High Court in 2015 and which the HC has disposed of then has…

2011 batch of KPSC appointments: High Court quashes KAT’s posting order
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2011 batch of KPSC appointments: High Court quashes KAT’s posting order

Bengaluru:  In a judgement of far-reaching consequences and a huge setback to both the State Government and successful candidates of 2011 batch of Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC), the High Court on Friday quashed the Karnataka State Administrative Tribunal (KAT) order directing the State Government to issue appointment orders to 362 candidates for the posts…

Justice Maheshwari is new Karnataka Chief Justice
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Justice Maheshwari is new Karnataka Chief Justice

New Delhi: Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court, will be the new Chief Justice of the High Court of Karnataka. President Ram Nath Kovind yesterday approved the transfer of Justice Maheshwari. The new Chief Justice will assume charge on or before February 20. Notably, the Chief Justice of India-led collegium had…

High Court allows State to implement KSOU panel report
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High Court allows State to implement KSOU panel report

Bengaluru: In a huge relief to thousands of students, the Karnataka High Court yesterday permitted the State government to implement suggestions of an expert committee, which has recommended to the State to initiate a one-time measure to validate marks cards issued to students of non-technical in-house courses for academic years 2013-14  and 2014-15. Justice A.S….

Frequent bandhs: High Court notice to State, Vatal Nagaraj
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Frequent bandhs: High Court notice to State, Vatal Nagaraj

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court yesterday ordered notice to the State Government and Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha leader and ex-MLA Vatal Nagaraj in response to a PIL challenging the bandhs called on Jan.25 and Feb.4. A Division Bench, headed by Acting Chief Justice H.G. Ramesh and Justice P.S. Dinesh Kumar, has posted the petition filed…

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