Bengaluru, Karnataka News Live Updates (September 18): Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Sunday that he had rejected three proposals from the Kerala government following his meeting with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. During a bilateral meeting held on Sunday, Vijayan requested permission for the Kanhagad – Panathur – Kaniyur railway line. This will cover 45 km in Karnataka and 31 km in Kerala. Earlier, Indian Railways had rejected the plan but later gave a nod on the condition that both states agree.
Karnataka Lokayukta Police has registered an FIR under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and sections of Indian Penal Code for cheating and extortion against former CM of Karnataka and BJP parliamentary council member BS Yediyurappa and several members of his family in a court-referred case.
Meanwhile, former Karnataka Minister and Congressman HK Patil has alleged that people claiming to be the world’s ‘second or third richest person’ earned Rs 60,000 crore from insurance. Nationally, insurers paid out Rs 26,393 crore against a gross premium of Rs 32,000 crore, the former agriculture and rural development minister said. The whole crop insurance program helps insurers, not farmers, he said.
In Other News, the Chennai Smugglers and Currency Manipulators (Asset Confiscation) Act (SAFEMA) Authority and the The Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Court recently ordered the confiscation of his real estate, whose market value is set at Rs 1.6 crore. Mruthyunjaya, 50, was arrested by the Central Crime Branch in July this year with drugs worth Rs 80 lakh