DK Shivakumar: News
DK Shivakumar is an Indian politician who is serving as the President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, as of 2021. He is also the MLA from the Kanakapura constituency, as of 2021. Shivakumar has served as the Minister of Energy in the Government of Karnataka under the Siddaramaiah government. He was also the State Minister of irrigation in the cabinet of HD Kumaraswamy. He is one of the richest politicians in India and is a seven-time MLA. Shivakumar played an important role in the formation of the coalition government of the Janata Dal and Indian National Congress in Karnataka following the 2018 Legislative Assembly elections. In 2017, he also helped his party leadership to move 42 Gujarat Congress MLAs into his Bengaluru resort just before his election to Rajya Sabha. He did this to prevent them from moving to another political party which subsequently helped Ahmed Patel to win the election. In 2017, the Income Tax Department conducted a raid in Shivakumar’s Bengaluru office and residence in connection with tax irregularities. However, he termed the charges as baseless and blamed the BJP government for it.
04 Jun 2023Karnataka
DK Shivakumar reacts after missing out on Karnataka CM post
Weeks after the Congress's Karnataka Assembly election win and Siddaramaiah being named the state's new chief minister, DK Shivakumar revealed why he accepted the deputy CM's post.
29 May 2023Siddaramaiah
Karnataka portfolios: Siddaramaiah keeps finance, Shivakumar gets Bengaluru development
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced portfolios allocated to the recently inducted ministers of his cabinet on Sunday.
28 May 2023Siddaramaiah
Karnataka cabinet expansion: Disgruntled MLAs hold protest, demand ministerial posts
The Congress's Karnataka government, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, expanded the cabinet by inducting 24 new MLAs on Saturday.
27 May 2023Siddaramaiah
Karnataka cabinet expansion: These 24 MLAs swearing-in today as ministers
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is all set to expand his existing 10-member cabinet, with 24 more MLAs taking oath as ministers on Saturday.
26 May 2023Siddaramaiah
Karnataka: Cabinet expansion likely on Saturday with 24 more ministers
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will reportedly expand his current ten-member cabinet on Saturday, with more of his and his Deputy DK Shivakumar's loyalists receiving ministerial berths.
20 May 2023Siddaramaiah
Karnataka: Siddaramaiah sworn in as CM with Shivakumar as deputy
Congress leader Siddaramaiah was sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.
20 May 2023Karnataka
Karnataka swearing-in ceremony: Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar, 8 ministers take oath today
A week after the Congress's landslide victory in the Karnataka Assembly elections, the stage is now set for Chief Minister-designate Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM-designate DK Shivakumar to take the oath of office on Saturday.
18 May 2023Punjab Police
Punjab: Cop slapping woman farmer during protest caught on camera
A video, showing a Punjab Police personnel slapping an elderly woman farmer in Gurdaspur's Bhamari village, has gone viral on social media.
18 May 2023Sonia Gandhi
Did Sonia Gandhi's intervention end Karnataka CM deadlock
After a long dilemma, the Congress has decided to appoint party leader Siddaramaiah as Karnataka's chief minister, while state party president DK Shivakumar will act as his deputy, reported NDTV, quoting sources.
18 May 2023Karnataka Election
Deadlock ends: Siddaramaiah to be Karnataka CM, Shivakumar his deputy
Four days after winning the Karnataka Assembly election, the Congress has finally chosen Siddaramaiah as the chief minister while the party's state chief DK Shivakumar will be his deputy.
17 May 2023Mamata Banerjee
Mamata decided to support Congress after meeting Nitish: JD(U) leader
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that she would back the Congress in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections following the grand old party's Karnataka victory.
17 May 2023Siddaramaiah
Karnataka suspense: Siddaramaiah camp celebrates, Shivakumar won't budge, say reports
Congress leader Siddaramaiah has reportedly gained an edge over fellow party leader DK Shivakumar in the tug-of-war for the Karnataka chief minister's chair, while the latter is holding the line.
17 May 2023Siddaramaiah
Stalemate over Karnataka CM chair: Another round of meetings today
The stand-off between Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar over Karnataka's chief ministerial post is ongoing as both held separate meetings with party chief Mallikarjun Kharge.
16 May 2023Mamata Banerjee
Mamata extends support to Congress in 2024 elections, party reacts
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has decided to extend support to the Congress in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, days after the party swept the Karnataka Legislative Assembly polls, reported NDTV.
16 May 2023Karnataka
Karnataka: Suspense continues on who next CM would be
The anticipation about the next Karnataka chief minister continues as state Congress head DK Shivakumar, one of the two rumored contenders for the post, is set to fly to New Delhi to present his case to the party's top leadership on Tuesday.
15 May 2023Mallikarjun Kharge
Defamation case: Court summons Mallikarjun Kharge over Bajrang Dal remarks
A Sangrur court in Punjab on Monday reportedly summoned Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge in a Rs. 100 crore defamation case filed against him.
15 May 2023Karnataka
Kharge to pick Karnataka CM; Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar to reach Delhi
After a landslide win in Karnataka, the Congress is now set to choose the chief minister.
14 May 2023Rahul Gandhi
Opposition unity must, Congress open to post-poll alliances: KC Venugopal
A day after the Congress registered a resounding win in the Karnataka elections, the party's senior leader KC Venugopal on Sunday said that unity among opposition parties was a must at the national level.
14 May 2023Narendra Modi
Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood appointed new CBI director
Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Sood has been appointed as the next director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after his name was finalized by a three-member panel led by PM Narendra Modi.
14 May 2023Siddaramaiah
Who will be next Karnataka CM? Congress's decision likely today
Following a landslide victory in Karnataka, the Congress is reportedly set to hold its first Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting at 5:30pm on Sunday to decide on the next chief minister.
13 May 2023Congress Party
Karnataka election results 2023: Meme factory takes Twitter by storm
On Saturday, the Congress emerged as the single largest party in the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections, comfortably crossing the required magic number of 113 seats to form a simple majority government.
13 May 2023Congress Party
Karnataka election results 2023: State Congress chief Shivakumar breaks down
Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar broke down on Saturday ahead of the party's predicted victory in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections, reported ANI.
10 May 2023Karnataka
Karnataka: Why Congress is offering prayers to LPG cylinders
As Karnataka votes for the Legislative Assembly elections on Wednesday, Congress workers were seen worshipping a Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder.
05 May 2023Karnataka
Modi's 'Bajrangbali' remark: Owaisi asks if they should raise Takbir
In a fresh attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi called out Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Karnataka Congress head DK Shivakumar for reportedly pursuing votes based on the majority religion in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls.
14 Apr 2023Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Karnataka Assembly elections: After quitting BJP, Laxman Savadi joins Congress
Two days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) denied him a ticket for the Karnataka Legislative Assembly polls, former Deputy CM Laxman Savadi joined Congress on Friday, reported ANI.
26 Mar 2023Congress Party
Karnataka: Congress-BJP faceoff over Muslim OBC-quota scrapping; Shah invokes Constitution
A fresh spat erupted between the Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka after the state government scrapped the 4% Other Backward Classes (OBC) reservation for Muslims.
19 Dec 2022Karnataka
Karnataka: BJP government unveils Savarkar's portrait in Assembly; Opposition protests
The BJP-led Karnataka government on Monday triggered controversy as it installed a portrait of Hindutva idealogue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar inside the State Assembly.
07 Nov 2022Enforcement Directorate (ED)
National Herald case: Gandhis in trouble, ED finds 'suspicious transactions'
More trouble seems to be brewing for the Gandhis as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigating the National Herald case reportedly uncovered "major suspicious transactions" of the Congress-owned Young Indian (YI), News18 reported.
12 May 2022Karnataka
Karnataka government takes ordinance route to enforce anti-conversion bill
The government of Karnataka promulgated an ordinance to give effect to the anti-conversion bill on Thursday.
14 Apr 2022Karnataka
Karnataka: Congress demands minister Eshwarappa's resignation, arrest over contractor's suicide
Karnataka Congress leaders on Thursday protested against the state's Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa, demanding his resignation and arrest over his alleged role in civil contractor Santosh Patil's suicide.
13 Oct 2021Karnataka
Karnataka: Congress leaders caught gossiping about "corrupt" Shivakumar on camera
In an awkward incident, two Congress leaders in Karnataka were caught on camera discussing the alleged corruption by the party's state unit chief DK Shivakumar.
16 Jul 2020Karnataka
Only God can save us: Karnataka's Health Minister on coronavirus
With coronavirus cases surging daily across India and the healthcare system on the verge of collapse, the Health Minister of Karnataka said only "God can save us" sparking a controversy.
23 Oct 2019Delhi High Court
Delhi High Court grants bail to Congress leader DK Shivakumar
DK Shivakumar, who has built a reputation for being the troubleshooter in Karnataka Congress, was on Wednesday granted bail by the Delhi High Court.
23 Oct 2019Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi meets DK Shivakumar in Tihar: Details here
Congress is not giving up on its leaders, even the jailed ones. This is the message interim party president Sonia Gandhi sent on Wednesday when she visited DK Shivakumar in Tihar prison.
01 Oct 2019Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Shivakumar will remain in Tihar till October 15, rules court
In all likeliness, the woes of Congress leader DK Shivakumar will not end anytime soon.
04 Sep 2019Karnataka
Caught-on-camera: Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah slaps aide
Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, has become the talking point on social media, but for all the wrong reasons.
04 Sep 2019Karnataka
DK Shivakumar arrested: Congress cries foul, Yediyurappa "isn't happy"
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday night arrested DK Shivakumar, Congress' strongman in Karnataka, in connection to a money laundering case. The agency moved for his arrest after grilling him several times in the last couple of days.
30 Aug 2019Enforcement Directorate (ED)
ED summons Congress leader Shivakumar to appear before it
For those who don't know, DK Shivakumar has established himself as the go-to person whenever Congress runs into trouble in Karnataka.
30 Jul 2019Cafe Coffee Day
Karnataka: CCD founder VG Siddhartha goes missing, police launch hunt
VG Siddhartha, the owner-founder of the famous coffee chain Cafe Coffee Day, went missing from Mangaluru in Karnataka on Monday, prompting police to launch a search operation.
15 Jul 2019Mumbai Police
#KarnatakaCrisis: Unwilling to meet Congress leaders, MLAs write to police
In a major embarrassment to Congress, fourteen rebel MLAs of Karnataka Assembly wrote a letter to Mumbai Police seeking protection from senior leaders who might meet them.
11 Jul 2019Karnataka
#KarnatakaCrisis: SC directs rebel MLAs to meet Speaker today
On Thursday, 10 rebel MLAs of Karnataka, who alleged assembly speaker KR Ramesh didn't accept their resignation to save Congress-JD(S) coalition from crumbling, were directed by Supreme Court to meet him at 6 PM.
10 Jul 2019Karnataka
#KarnatakaCrisis: After being denied entry, Shivakumar detained in Mumbai
Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who is trying hard to curtail the crisis which has rocked Karnataka's coalition government, was on Wednesday detained by Mumbai Police from outside the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel.
06 Jul 2019Karnataka
Karnataka: 11 Congress-JD(S) MLAs tender resignations, coalition in crisis
In May last year, JD(S) and Congress forged a post-poll alliance to form government in Karnataka and crowned HD Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister.
21 Jan 2019Karnataka
Karnataka: Congress MLA, accused of hitting colleague, says he 'slipped'
JN Ganesh, Congress MLA from Karnataka who was accused of hitting his colleague Anand Singh, was suspended from the party by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee's general secretary.
08 Jun 2018Karnataka
Tension growing between Congress and JD(S) over Karnataka cabinet
Within days of Karnataka cabinet expansion, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy today confessed that there's tension between his party, JD(S) and Congress over the allocation of portfolios. But he was also optimistic about sorting out the differences.
01 Jun 2018Karnataka
Karnataka: Congress and JDS to fight 2019 General Elections together
Amid growing speculations of a pre-poll alliance between Congress and JD(S) for the upcoming LS elections, Congress leader KC Venugopal today confirmed that both the parties would fight the elections together.
25 May 2018Bengaluru
Bengaluru: Weekend ruined! Major IT hubs, townships to face outages
Even as a new government comes to power, Bengaluru is becoming 'power-less'.
25 May 2018Karnataka
CM Kumaraswamy expected to sail through the floor test today
The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in Karnataka headed by HD Kumaraswamy is facing a floor test today which it is widely expected to sail through, ending the 10-day political speculation.
23 May 2018Karnataka
Top opposition-leaders to attend Kumaraswamy swearing-in as Karnataka CM today
A JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by HD Kumaraswamy will be sworn-in later today in Karnataka at a ceremony to be attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders.
22 May 2018Karnataka
It's a very very hard decision: Shivakumar on Congress-JD(S) alliance
When BS Yeddyurappa of the BJP resigned as Chief Minister before the floor test in Karnataka assembly, Congress's DK Shivakumar was hailed as 'Chanakya' in keeping the bipolar Congress-JD(S) flock together.
16 May 2018Karnataka
Karnataka Result: Congress-JD(S) opportunistic alliance now blaming BJP for poaching
The Congress-JD(S) alliance, that came together after the fractured mandate in Karnataka elections, have now alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to poach its legislators.
25 Apr 2018Indian Premier League (IPL)
Bengaluru facing power-outage since days. Time to pay up, BESCOM?
If Bengalureans get paid for unscheduled power cuts, as Delhiites, they'd be crorepatis by now.
10 Feb 2018India
Bengaluru takes steps to become the electric-vehicle capital of India
Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar recently announced that Bengaluru will have its first electric vehicle charging station opened on February 15 at the BESCOM office in KR Circle. Further, it will get 11 such stations soon.
21 Aug 2017Delhi
Sources: Massive I-T raids on, in Delhi-NCR
According to sources, a massive income tax raid is underway in Delhi and the NCR. About 500 personnel have been deployed at various premises.
06 Aug 2017India
Bengaluru to have heli taxi service in 3 months
Bengaluru became India's first city to have helicopter shuttle service after Ministry of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha announced its launch between the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and Electronic City.
04 Aug 2017Karnataka
Trial run complete, Bengaluru roads to have smart parking
With the intent of regularizing parking, BBMP will soon launch automated parking facility on central business district after its trial run was successfully completed.
03 Aug 2017Karnataka
Karnataka's two-wheeler Honda plant is largest in the world
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter established its fourth assembly-line in its Narasapura factory in Kolar district, Karnataka, making India the biggest production hub for Honda's two-wheeler operations.
02 Aug 2017Karnataka
Karnataka govt to provide rail link from Yeshwantpur to airport
After getting in-principal approval from railways, Karnataka government plans to provide suburban rail connectivity between Yeshwantpur and KIA.
02 Aug 2017Karnataka
Parliament Day 13: Raids at Karnataka minister's house causes chaos
Day 13 of the Parliament's monsoon session was ruled by this morning's I-T raids at Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar's residence and a resort where 42 Gujarat Congress MLAs are staying.
11 Jul 2017Karnataka
Uninterrupted power supply for Karnataka's 1,260 'model villages'
The Congress-led Karnataka government has proposed a scheme of providing 24X7 electricity supply to 1,260 villages in the next one year.