H D Deve Gowda: News

India has always been blessed with personalities who saw social justice as the end goal of any movement. H.D. Deve Gowda belongs to the higher echelons of such social crusaders. It’s said that only a person who has experienced hardships themselves will understand the hardships of others. Being from an agrarian background, Deve Gowda understood the plight of farmers and the downtrodden. Born on May 18, 1933, in Haradanahalli, Karnataka, he joined politics at the age of 20 after obtaining a diploma from L.V. Polytechnic, Hassan. He was part of the Congress party from 1953-1962. In 1962, he was elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Holenarasipura as an independent candidate. He was elected from the same constituency till 1989. In 1994, he became the state President of Janata Dal and played an instrumental role in the party’s victory in the state. Two years later, Deve Gowda was presented with something that he himself couldn’t have fathomed. The 1996 general elections saw the Congress party under the leadership of P. V. Narasimha Rao suffer a loss. However, a lack of a majority for any party to form the government led to a stalemate. It was in this scenario that a United Front with the support of Congress decided to form a government and Deve Gowda was selected as the 11th Prime Minister of India. Although his term lasted only till April 1997, he is credited with making the Delhi Metro a reality.

29 Dec 2020


Karnataka: Legislative Council's Deputy Chairman dies by alleged suicide

The Deputy Chairman of Karnataka's Legislative Council, SL Dharme Gowda, has died by alleged suicide, reports said on Tuesday. His body was found on a railway track near Kadur in Chikkamagaluru.

05 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

The farmers, who have been protesting fiercely against three newly-enacted farm laws, have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday, December 8, and threatened to block all roads leading to the National Capital, Delhi.

24 Sep 2020


Congress MLA B Narayan Rao dies of severe coronavirus-linked complications

B Narayan Rao, a Congress MLA from Karnataka, passed away on Thursday at a private hospital, after testing positive for coronavirus earlier.

21 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Rajya Sabha ruckus continues, suspended MPs stage 'dharna'

After a stormy session yesterday, the Rajya Sabha witnessed pandemonium again today after eight MPs, who were suspended for their unruly behavior, refused to leave the House.

20 Sep 2020


Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the controversial farm bills amid protests by the Opposition. The Upper House has now been adjourned until 9 am on Monday.


Narendra Modi

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Farmers fear the legislation would keep them from availing a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce. Intense protests have been staged, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana, in opposition to the bill.

19 Jun 2020


BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

Voting for 19 Rajya Sabha seats, spread across eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya) started today, the first major political exercise since the coronavirus pandemic shut everything in March.

13 Jun 2020


Karnataka: Deve Gowda, three others, elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed

Four politicians — JD(S) patriarch and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge, and BJP's Eranna Kadadi and Ashok Gasti — were elected to the Rajya Sabha on Friday unopposed from Karnataka.

08 Jun 2020


At Sonia's request, Deve Gowda to contest Rajya Sabha polls

JD(S) patriarch and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda will contest the Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka, his son HD Kumaraswamy confirmed on Monday.

17 Apr 2020


Raveena Tandon slams Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil's wedding amid lockdown

The world is in the middle of a pandemic, but VIPs don't mind.

17 Apr 2020


What lockdown? Kumaraswamy's son ties knot in a lavish ceremony

Social distancing rules apply to everyone but if you are a VIP, you can easily skirt them. This is what HD Kumaraswamy, the former Chief Minister of Karnataka, did this morning when he hosted a lavish wedding ceremony for his son Nikhil.

09 Mar 2020

West Bengal

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

Bengaluru police fined Rs. 1L for wrongly arresting Facebook-page admin

The Karnataka High Court on Friday imposed a fine of Rs. 1 lakh on Bengaluru police for registering FIRs against the administrator of a Facebook page.

Centre withdraws Manmohan Singh's top security (SPG) cover: Here's why

The Centre, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has withdrawn Special Protection Group (SPG) security given to his predecessor Dr. Manmohan Singh.

09 Jul 2019


Amid Karnataka crisis, why this Mumbai hotel took the spotlight

As the Karnataka government reels under a string of resignations from MLAs of the ruling Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition, an upscale hotel in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex took centerstage.

21 Jun 2019


Karnataka: Deve Gowda hints at mid-term polls, then takes U-turn

The coalition between JD(S) and Congress in Karnataka will go down in history as perhaps the most flimsy one.

31 May 2019

Narendra Modi

#Modi2.0: Understanding who will sit where in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet took oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

06 Mar 2019


Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) seat-sharing finalized; JD(S) gets Lok Sabha 10 seats

Karnataka's ruling alliance partners, Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), today finalized a deal for the sharing of Lok Sabha seats in the southern state for the upcoming General Election.

13 Feb 2019

West Bengal

Mahagathbandhan 2.0: At AAP's rally, Chandrababu Naidu to unite opposition

Almost a month after various opposition parties came together in Kolkata, West Bengal, to attend a mega rally organized by Trinamool Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party is all set to host another political event in Delhi on Wednesday.

Mamata-Modi showdown: Opposition stands united with Didi; CBI moves SC

Kolkata turned into a battlefield on Sunday after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sat on a dharna to protest Narendra Modi's 'authoritarian regime'.

19 Jan 2019

West Bengal

Gathbandhan not against me, but Indians, says PM Modi

A war-of-words ensued on Saturday between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the numerous opposition leaders who participated in United India rally.

19 Jan 2019

West Bengal

Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha didn't mince his words on Saturday as he spoke at the mega opposition rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, organized by TMC.

19 Jan 2019

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Saturday which is primarily a show of strength of opposition leaders will be attended by towering leaders of the country, including a former Prime Minister and several ex-Chief Ministers.

18 Jan 2019

West Bengal

Rahul Gandhi backs "Mamata Di" ahead of mega Opposition rally

On Friday, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of the mega 'United India' rally in Kolkata on Saturday.

16 Jan 2019


Siddaramaiah attacks Modi while BJP-lawmakers from Karnataka stay at resort

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday over the coalition crisis in the state and asked him whether his saaf niyat slogan was about grabbing power through a coup.

17 Dec 2018


Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot takes oath as CM, Pilot as deputy-CM

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot took the oath for Chief Minister of Rajasthan, a short while ago at Albert Hall. He will be the 14th CM of the state, succeeding BJP leader Vasundhara Raje.

05 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi to inaugurate India's longest railroad bridge on December 25

PM Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the Bogibeel Bridge, India's longest railroad bridge, in Assam this month.

26 Nov 2018


Kerala Water Resources Minister Mathew Thomas resigns

Kerala Water Resources Minister Mathew T Thomas, a nominee of the Janata Dal (Secular) in the CPI(M)-led LDF government, submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

25 Nov 2018

Indira Gandhi

Veteran Congressman and former Union Minister Sharief passes away

Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister CK Jaffer Sharief passed away today at a private hospital in Bengaluru following a cardiac arrest, doctors said. He was 85.

12 Nov 2018


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.

Chandrababu Naidu meets Deve Gowda to unite Opposition against BJP

In a bid to unite Opposition parties against the BJP ahead of the 2019 elections, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu met JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

03 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Indian community in Zimbabwe

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, on his second leg of three-nation Africa visit, addressed the local Indian community in Zimbabwe today.

24 Oct 2018


Not bothered how long I survive as CM, says Kumaraswamy

HD Kumaraswamy yesterday asserted that the opportunity to occupy the post of Karnataka CM was "godsend" for him and he wasn't bothered how long he would occupy the chair.

02 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Discipline is branded 'autocracy' these days, says PM Modi

Praising Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu's disciplinarian nature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said these days discipline is branded as autocracy in the country.

16 Aug 2018


#ForeverOurHero: How Vajpayeeji made India a nuclear state

In an article, Shakti Sinha, who served as private secretary to late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 1996 to 1999 wrote, 'For Vajpayee, nuclear weapons security for India is an article of faith and not a slogan.'

07 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

DMK supremo Karunanidhi dies at 94

M Karunanidhi, DMK supremo, has succumbed to old-age related ailments after nearly 10 days in hospital. He was 94.

07 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Karunanidhi "extremely critical, unstable": Chennai hospital

Thousands of police personnel have been deployed in Chennai as DMK supremo Karunanidhi's followers continued gathering outside the Kauvery Hospital, which yesterday declared his health had declined.

06 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Karunanidhi's health worsens, next 24 hours crucial: Kauvery Hospital

DMK chief M Karunanidhi's medical condition has declined, said the Chennai hospital treating him on Monday.

19 Jul 2018


'Rahul should be PM,' says Kumaraswamy amid reports of dissent

Days after he said becoming the Karnataka CM was like "drinking poison," HD Kumaraswamy has asserted it isn't Congress he is unhappy with, but media and the society, which are "consistently working against (his) government."

05 Jul 2018


On astrologer's advice, Kumaraswamy's elder brother travels 350 kms daily

Travelling to work daily is something which is both exhausting and frustrating, and rarely anyone chooses a long route.