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.

No "defamatory" articles: Tejasvi Surya gets order to gag media

01 Apr 2019

Politics
No "defamatory" articles: Tejasvi Surya gets order to gag media

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.

BJP fields 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya from Bangalore South

26 Mar 2019

Politics
BJP fields 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya from Bangalore South

After high-octane discussions, Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday fielded 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya from prestigious Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat.

BS Yeddyurappa bribed top BJP leaders, Lokpal should investigate: Congress

22 Mar 2019

Politics
BS Yeddyurappa bribed top BJP leaders, Lokpal should investigate: Congress

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.

#Thatwas2018: Remembering the Indian gems whom we lost this year

31 Dec 2018

India
#Thatwas2018: Remembering the Indian gems whom we lost this year

This year, we mourned far too many times.

#WinterSession: Triple Talaq on NDA's agenda; Rafale, CBI on opposition's

08 Dec 2018

Politics
#WinterSession: Triple Talaq on NDA's agenda; Rafale, CBI on opposition's

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.

Ananth Kumar's last rites to be performed tomorrow: BJP

12 Nov 2018

India
Ananth Kumar's last rites to be performed tomorrow: BJP

The last rites of Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, who passed away in Bengaluru today, would be performed tomorrow afternoon, Karnataka BJP said.

Family, friends, BJP leaders pay last respects to Ananth Kumar

12 Nov 2018

Politics
Family, friends, BJP leaders pay last respects to Ananth Kumar

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 likely to hold condolence meeting for Ananth Kumar

12 Nov 2018

Politics
Prime Minister likely to hold condolence meeting for Ananth Kumar

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.

Union Minister Ananth Kumar dies at 59, condolences follow

12 Nov 2018

Politics
Union Minister Ananth Kumar dies at 59, condolences follow

In a tragic incident, senior BJP leader and cabinet minister HN Ananth Kumar died on Monday at 2 in the morning.

Government ends rumors: Bengaluru remains host for Aero India

08 Sep 2018

India
Government ends rumors: Bengaluru remains host for Aero India

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.

'Sonia Gandhi's math is weak': Ananth Kumar on trust vote

19 Jul 2018

Politics
'Sonia Gandhi's math is weak': Ananth Kumar on trust vote

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.

Get over it, 'Adopt a heritage' scheme actually makes sense

04 May 2018

Politics
Get over it, 'Adopt a heritage' scheme actually makes sense

Government's 'Adopt a Heritage' (AaH) project stirred the Internet after Dalmia group signed an MoU to adopt the Red Fort.

Budget-session: LS worked for 1% of allotted time, RS 6%

07 Apr 2018

India
Budget-session: LS worked for 1% of allotted time, RS 6%

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%.

NDA decision to forgo salaries: Sena rejects, RSLP feigns ignorance

06 Apr 2018

Politics
NDA decision to forgo salaries: Sena rejects, RSLP feigns ignorance

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.

Subramanian Swamy won't forgo his salary unlike colleagues

05 Apr 2018

Politics
Subramanian Swamy won't forgo his salary unlike colleagues

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.

NDA MPs to give up salaries for 'wasted parliament session'

05 Apr 2018

Politics
NDA MPs to give up salaries for 'wasted parliament session'

The NDA has decided that no party MP will take salary for the 23 days wasted in parliament this time.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley appointed as Leader of Rajya Sabha

03 Apr 2018

India
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley appointed as Leader of Rajya Sabha

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was today once again appointed as the Leader of the Rajya Sabha following his re-election to the House.

Budget session: Amid paper-tearing and protests, bills passed without discussion

15 Mar 2018

Politics
Budget session: Amid paper-tearing and protests, bills passed without discussion

With protests rocking the Parliament's budget session, productivity has hit an all-time low.

Budget session: Opposition angry as Finance Bill passed without discussion

13 Mar 2018

Politics
Budget session: Opposition angry as Finance Bill passed without discussion

The Opposition parties continued their various protests for the seventh straight day of the Budget session, disrupting the proceedings of the house.

Budget Session: No work and only protests dominate Parliament

07 Mar 2018

Politics
Budget Session: No work and only protests dominate Parliament

Proceedings continue to be stalled in Parliament on day 3 of the Budget session.

BJP win in Tripura, an ideological victory: PM Modi

06 Mar 2018

India
BJP win in Tripura, an ideological victory: PM Modi

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.

Bengaluru: 'Save Bengaluru'- BJP's new campaign for May polls

04 Mar 2018

Bengaluru
Bengaluru: 'Save Bengaluru'- BJP's new campaign for May polls

With the Karnataka election slated for May, BJP launched 'Save Bengaluru' campaign on Holi, putting Congress on defense.

Union budget to be presented on February 1

05 Jan 2018

India
Union budget to be presented on February 1

Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar announced that the Parliament's budget session is set to begin on January 29. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs has recommended that the budget be presented on February 1.

Winter session, Parliament Day 3: Protests continue

19 Dec 2017

Politics
Winter session, Parliament Day 3: Protests continue

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.

Forensics: Yeddyurappa's voice confirmed in "pay-off" clip

09 Oct 2017

Politics
Forensics: Yeddyurappa's voice confirmed in "pay-off" clip

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.

Indian government 'pro-actively' considering two separate time zones

20 Jul 2017

India
Indian government 'pro-actively' considering two separate time zones

The government is "pro-actively" considering having two time zones, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.

Budget session concludes: Bills passed, disruptions and more

13 Apr 2017

Politics
Budget session concludes: Bills passed, disruptions and more

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.

Political storm after Dikshit's "Rahul still immature" comment

25 Feb 2017

Politics
Political storm after Dikshit's "Rahul still immature" comment

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.

SC dismisses petition seeking probe into Sahara diaries

11 Jan 2017

Politics
SC dismisses petition seeking probe into Sahara diaries

The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking a CBI probe into the Sahara-Birla diaries, saying there was no case to be made.

Sahara Diaries documents puts Sheila Dixit in a fix

26 Dec 2016

Politics
Sahara Diaries documents puts Sheila Dixit in a fix

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.

Modi received kickbacks from Sahara: Rahul Gandhi

21 Dec 2016

Politics
Modi received kickbacks from Sahara: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused PM Modi of accepting kickbacks from the Sahara group of companies as Gujarat Chief Minister.

Government demands apology from Rahul Gandhi

14 Dec 2016

Politics
Government demands apology from Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's allegations of corruption against PM Modi created an uproar among members of the ruling dispensation.

Rajnath Singh to visit Hungary in outreach initiative

12 Sep 2016

India
Rajnath Singh to visit Hungary in outreach initiative

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.