Lokayukta bribery row: Evidence being destroyed, alleges Hegde

Former Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on Friday alleged that attempts were being made to destroy evidence about suspected extortion racket in the ombudsman's office and questioned the government's reluctance to give the case to CBI, saying it was not serious about getting at the truth.

Santosh Hegde condemns Arvind Kejriwal`s planned protest

Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on Tuesday said he was happy when the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) formed the government but now he is disappointed over Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal`s agitation.

Hegde flays Delhi Law Minister`s conduct

Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on Saturday said the beginning of the Kejriwal Government in Delhi had not been good, as he flayed Law Minister Somnath Bharti`s vigilante style raid and his calling a meeting of judges.

AAP to invite Team Anna members for Kejriwal`s swearing-in

The date for swearing-in has been set after much deliberation and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday declared that Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn in as Delhi`s seventh chief minister on December 28 at Ramila Maidan.

Digvijay Singh, Santosh Hegde hail AAP move to form govt in Delhi

Former Supreme Court judge Santosh Hegde on Monday congratulated the Arvind Kjiwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for announcing its decision to form government in Delhi.

Homosexuality ruling: SC can`t be faulted for verdict, says Hegde

Former Supreme Court judge Santosh Hegde said apex Court, whose verdict on gay sex has created an uproar, could not be faulted for its judgment as it was asked to look only into its validity.

Accept whatever Parliament gives now: Hegde on Lokpal bill

Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on Friday suggested that Team Anna should accept the Lokpal bill which "Parliament gives now" and hoped Anna Hazare agrees to it.

Santosh Hegde opposes ban on opinion polls

Former Supreme Court judge Justice N Santosh Hegde on Wednesday strongly opposed any move to ban opinion polls for the duration of the election process, saying it amounts to "violation" of freedom of speech and expression.

I am very happy with Karnataka govt decision on mining probe: Hegde

Former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice (Retd) N Santosh Hegde on Friday expressed delight over the Congress government`s decision ordering high-level enquiries into the mega mining scam.

CBI, ED, SIT to probe illegal mining scam in Karnataka: Govt

Congress government in Karnataka decided to hand over probe into the mega mining scam in the state to a special investigation team, CBI and ED.

Illegal mining: BJP demands dismissal of minister

BJP on Friday demanded dismissal of Karnataka Infrastructure Minister Santosh Lad for his alleged role in illegal mining in the state.

MLA criticises Justice Hegde`s remark on mining-hit people

A BJP legislator in Goa on Tuesday asked mining dependent people to strongly oppose former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde`s alleged remark equating them with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Mining closure: GMPF slams former Lokayukta Hegde

Former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice (retd) Santosh Hegde drew flak from the Goa Mining People`s Front for insinuating that illegal mining was akin to Underworld activities.

Mining closure: Ex-Lokayukta Hegde against financial aid

Justice Santosh Hegde opposed granting financial assistance to people affected by closure of mining in Goa and doubted Goa govt`s willingness to implement Justice M B Shah Commission recommendations.

Amendments in Goa Lokayukta Bill unfair: Santosh Hegde

Taking exception to certain clauses enshrined in Goa Lokayukta Bill 2013, former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde said these amendments were "unfair" and should not have found mention in Act.

IAC takes on Parrikar for `insulting` Justice Hegde

India Against Corruption (IAC) said on Saturday those who criticise the former Karnataka Lokayukta "should have the stature to sit at his feet".

Apologise for criticising Lokayukta law: Parrikar to Hegde

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar asked for an apology from Justice Santosh Hegde for the former Karnataka lokayukta`s criticism of controversial amendments to Goa`s Lokayukta law.

Hegde doubtful about success of Kejriwal`s party

Former Karnataka Lokayukta and Team Anna member Justice N Santosh Hegde has raised doubts about the success of the party launched by Arvind Kejriwal.

Leave issues of transfer of IAS officials to bureaucracy:Hegde

In the backdrop of transfer of Haryana IAS officer for probing land deals, former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde today asked state and Central governments to leave issue of transfers to bureaucracy.

Anna to convene meet this month to draw up anti-graft strategy

Anna Hazare plans to convene a meeting of like-minded people by this month-end to put together a team and draw up a road-map for anti-graft crusade.