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Vadra-DLF land deal? Official notes are missing as Netaji Bose’s ashes

Indian Express reported today:  Responding to a petition filed by IAS officer Ashok Khemka under the Right to Information Act (RTI), State Public Information Officer D R Wadhwa, in an affidavit before the State Information Commission on December 12, has stated: “The undersigned made many efforts to trace out page no. 1 and 2 of the noting of the official file, but could not trace the pages. Hence, the pages could not be provided to the appellant.”

Italian Mallika’s beloved Kharge owns Rs 50,000 crore wealth

Media repots of today: Mallikarjuna Kharge is in trouble with the Lokayukta probing a case that alleges that he owns Rs 50,000 crore worth of property, according to reports. The allegation is that he has amassed wealth disproportionate to his known source of income and hence a complaint under Prevention of Corruption Act was filed against him.

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Allegation is that he had made illegal appointments to 1,427 posts of assistant engineers and also junior engineers in a bid to fill the SC backlog vacancies. As the Revenue Minister of state from the year 1980, he has amassed a lot of wealth and while totaling the same it amounts to Rs 50,000 crore worth of property the complaint alleges.

A huge complex in Bannerghatta worth Rs 500 crore, a coffee plantation of 300 acres in Chikmagalur worth Rs 1,000 crore, a house worth Rs 50 crore, a Kengeri farmhouse of 40 acres, a building near the M S Ramaiah college in Bengaluru worth Rs 25 crore, a house in RT Nagar, 17 acre land on Bellary Road, a three-storey building in Indira Nagar, two houses in Sadashivanagar and other properties. He is accused of heading several societies and got grants for them. "He had also lied on oath while filing his election affidavit", the complaint also states.

One India further reported that according to allegation he owns property in Mysore, Gulbarga, Chennai, Goa, Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai and Delhi. Some of the properties are reportedly in the name of his sons, daughters, son in law and also wife.