Articles about Ananth Kumar
Born on July 22, 1959, Hegannahalli Narayana Shastry Ananth Kumar, was a senior BJP politician, and a Union Cabinet Minister in the first term of Narendra Modi government until his death. He was a six-time MP from the Bengaluru South Lok Sabha constituency and first became a member of Lok Sabha in 1996. His mother was associated with Bharatiya Jana Sangh and served as the Deputy Mayor of Hubli Dharwad Municipal Corporation between 1985 and 1986. A lawyer by profession, Kumar joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1973. During the 1984 emergency, Kumar was imprisoned for 40 days in Hubli jail. He joined BJP in 1987 and was associated with BJP outfit Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM). A stalwart politician, Kumar was inducted as a minister during the second Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, and during the National Democratic Alliance government in 1999. In 2003 he was made the State President for Karnataka BJP and was instrumental in BJP’s victory in the 2004 Karnataka assembly elections. In 2004, he was inducted as the National General Secretary of the BJP. Kumar passed away on November 12, 2018, due to pancreatic cancer.
01 Apr 2019Politics
Tejasvi Surya, BJP's candidate from Bangalore South, managed to get a court order on Friday which bars 49 media houses from publishing "defamatory" articles about him.
26 Mar 2019Politics
After high-octane discussions, Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday fielded 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya from prestigious Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat.
22 Mar 2019Politics
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party of taking a bribe to the tune of Rs. 1,800 crore from former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.
31 Dec 2018India
This year, we mourned far too many times.
08 Dec 2018Politics
In the last winter session of the Parliament, before the country goes to polls in 2019, the NDA government is hoping to push the Triple Talaq Bill.
12 Nov 2018India
The last rites of Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, who passed away in Bengaluru today, would be performed tomorrow afternoon, Karnataka BJP said.
A pall of gloom descended on Union Minister Ananth Kumar's residence in Bengaluru today as mourners turned up in large numbers to pay their respects.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a special meeting of the Union Cabinet today to condole the demise of senior minister Ananth Kumar, official sources said.
In a tragic incident, senior BJP leader and cabinet minister HN Ananth Kumar died on Monday at 2 in the morning.
08 Sep 2018India
Putting a stop to all speculations and suspense, the Union Government announced today that Aero India, Asia's largest military aviation exhibition, will be held in Bengaluru this time as well.
19 Jul 2018Politics
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar hit back at former Congress president Sonia Gandhi today over her apparent confidence of winning the no-trust vote against the government.
04 May 2018Politics
Government's 'Adopt a Heritage' (AaH) project stirred the Internet after Dalmia group signed an MoU to adopt the Red Fort.
07 Apr 2018India
The Budget session which concluded on Friday was, as per PRS legislative research, least productive since 2000. Lok Sabha spent just 1% of its allotted time on legislative business, while Rajya Sabha spent 6%.
06 Apr 2018Politics
BJP's ally conundrum continues. In the latest incident, an indignant Shiv Sena rejected BJP's announcement about NDA parliamentarians giving up their salaries for the Budget session's second half.
05 Apr 2018Politics
Yesterday, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar announced that NDA MPs would forfeit their salaries for the disrupted period of the Budget session. No work had been done, so MPs won't take salary, he said.
05 Apr 2018Politics
The NDA has decided that no party MP will take salary for the 23 days wasted in parliament this time.
03 Apr 2018India
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was today once again appointed as the Leader of the Rajya Sabha following his re-election to the House.
15 Mar 2018Politics
With protests rocking the Parliament's budget session, productivity has hit an all-time low.
13 Mar 2018Politics
The Opposition parties continued their various protests for the seventh straight day of the Budget session, disrupting the proceedings of the house.
07 Mar 2018Politics
Proceedings continue to be stalled in Parliament on day 3 of the Budget session.
06 Mar 2018India
PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday dubbed the BJP's win over the Left in Tripura a "victory of ideology" and said the party needs to work hard to maintain its winning electoral streak, according to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.
04 Mar 2018Bengaluru
With the Karnataka election slated for May, BJP launched 'Save Bengaluru' campaign on Holi, putting Congress on defense.
19 Dec 2017Politics
The ongoing winter session of Parliament has been rocked by protests. Congress is demanding that PM Modi apologize to former PM Manmohan Singh for alleging that the latter colluded with Pakistan to influence Gujarat polls.
09 Oct 2017Politics
In fresh trouble for BJP in Karnataka, the Anti Corruption Bureau has registered an FIR against BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar. The Forensics Science lab (FSL) confirmed their voices in a leaked DVD where they are discussing payments made by local leaders to the party's high command.
20 Jul 2017India
The government is "pro-actively" considering having two time zones, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.
13 Apr 2017Politics
Parliament on Wednesday concluded its budget session, which passed landmark legislations including the four Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill and the Mental Healthcare bill.
25 Feb 2017Politics
Congress leader Sheila Dikshit said Rahul Gandhi "is still not mature", pushing the party into damage control mode. Party veteran Harikesh Bahadur followed by saying the Gandhi scion's preparedness should be debated.
11 Jan 2017Politics
The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking a CBI probe into the Sahara-Birla diaries, saying there was no case to be made.
26 Dec 2016Politics
The Congress posted a list linked to the Sahara bribery case on Twitter in which a reference to its leader Sheila Dikshit also allegedly figured; Dikshit junked the list saying there was no truth in the allegations.
12 Sep 2016India
India's Home Minister is scheduled to visit Hungary as part of an outreach initiative that the government has adopted to help strengthen bilateral ties.