DK Shivakumar: News

13 May 2023

Congress 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 2023

Congress 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 2023


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 2023


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.

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 2023

Congress 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 2022


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.

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 2022


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 2022


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 2021


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 2020


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 2019

Delhi 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 2019

Sonia 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.

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 2019


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 2019


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.

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 2019

Cafe 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 2019

Mumbai 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 2019


#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 2019


#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 2019


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 2019


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 2018


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 2018


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 2018


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 2018


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 2018


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 2018


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 2018


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.

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 2018


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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.