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.

11 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi Cabinet 3.0: Rahul calls out BJP for dynasty politics

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of practicing dynasty politics, dubbing the National Democratic Alliance ministry as a "parivar mandal" or family circle.

06 Jun 2024


Sexual assault allegations: Prajwal's police custody extended till June 10

Former MP Prajwal Revanna's police custody has been extended until June 10 by a special Bengaluru court in the sexual assault case against him.

31 May 2024

Bengaluru Airport

Sex scandal case: Prajwal in police custody till June 6 

Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna was on Friday sent till June 6 to police custody in connection to sexual abuse allegations against him.

31 May 2024

Janata Dal (Secular)

'Ready to face law...': Prajwal's first comment after arrest

In his first remarks after his arrest, suspended Janata Dal (Secular) leader Prajwal Revanna on Friday said that he is ready to face the law and will fully cooperate with the investigation.

31 May 2024

Janata Dal (Secular)

'Sex scandal': Prajwal interrogated after arrest; SIT mulling potency test 

Prajwal Revanna, a suspended leader of the Janata Dal (Secular) facing allegations of sexual assault, was on Friday taken to the Crime Investigation Department's office for questioning after interrogation by the Special Investigation Team.

31 May 2024

Janata Dal (Secular)

Prajwal arrested from Bengaluru airport; medical test, court hearing today

Prajwal Revanna, suspended leader of the Janata Dal (Secular) who is facing sexual assault charges, was arrested by the Karnataka Police after he arrived at Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport in the early hours of Friday.

30 May 2024


MEA initiates action to revoke rape-accused Prajwal Revanna's diplomatic passport

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has begun proceedings to revoke the diplomatic passport of Janata Dal (Secular) MP Prajwal Revanna, MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal confirmed.

29 May 2024

Janata Dal (Secular)

Prajwal files for anticipatory bail ahead of arrival in India 

Prajwal Revanna, the suspended Janata Dal (Secular) leader who faces allegations of mass sexual abuse, has reportedly applied for anticipatory bail to prevent his imminent arrest.

29 May 2024

Janata Dal (Secular)

Sex scandal row: Prajwal's tickets booked, to reach India Friday

Prajwal Revanna, the suspended Janata Dal (Secular) leader who faces allegations of mass sexual abuse, has reportedly booked a flight from Munich, Germany to Bengaluru for Thursday.

27 May 2024

Janata Dal (Secular)

'Will appear before SIT on May 31...': Prajwal issues apology

Prajwal Revanna, the suspended Janata Dal (Secular) leader who faces allegations of mass sexual abuse and is currently in Germany, has issued a statement apologizing to his parents and vowing to cooperate with the Special Investigation Team (SIT) established by the state government.

24 May 2024


Siddaramaiah accuses Deve Gowda of helping his rape-accused grandson escape   

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has accused former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda of helping his grandson, Janata Dal Secular MP Prajwal Revanna, flee to Germany amid ongoing sexual assault allegations against him.

MEA processing request to revoke Prajwal Revanna's diplomatic passport: Report

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is processing a request from the Karnataka government to cancel the diplomatic passport of MP Prajwal Revanna, the suspended Janata Dal (Secular) leader who faces allegations of mass sexual abuse and is currently in Germany.

18 May 2024

Janata Dal (Secular)

Deve Gowda breaks silence on sexual harassment allegations against grandson 

Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader, HD Deve Gowda, broke his silence on the sexual harassment case involving his grandson, Prajwal Revanna, on Saturday.

Prajwal case: Woman forced to file false complaint, says NCW

In a twist to the Karnataka sex scandal row linked to Janata Dal (Secular) MP Prajwal Revanna, a woman involved in the case has reportedly claimed that she was forced by a group of people posing as police officers to lodge a false complaint.

08 May 2024

DK Shivakumar

Prajwal's 'sex scandal': Shivakumar says Kumaraswamy behind pen drives' distribution

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Wednesday accused Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former CM HD Kumaraswamy of plotting to distribute thousands of pen drives containing purported explicit videos of his own nephew Prajwal Revanna.

03 May 2024

Narendra Modi

After Centre claims Prajwal traveled on 'diplomatic passport', Siddaramaiah's retort

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has accused the central government of allegedly protecting Janata Dal (Secular) leader Prajwal Revanna, who is currently involved in a sex scandal.

03 May 2024


Sex scandal row: Prajwal's father booked in kidnapping case

HD Revanna, a former minister of Karnataka and current JD(S) MLA, is facing accusations in a kidnapping case.

03 May 2024

Indian Penal Code

2nd case registered against Prajwal Revanna in sex scandal row

Karnataka government's Special Investigation Team (SIT) has filed a rape case against Janata Dal (Secular)'s Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna.

02 May 2024


Prajwal had diplomatic passport, no clearance issued by us: Centre 

Janata Dal (Secular) leader Prajwal Revanna—who is at the center of a sexual abuse case—traveled to Germany on a diplomatic passport, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

02 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

'PM Modi asking votes for rapist Prajwal Revanna': Rahul Gandhi 

Congress heavyweight Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for supporting Janata Dal (Secular) leader Prajwal Revanna, who is currently embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal.

02 May 2024


Prajwal's 'sex scandal': Lookout notice issued against Deve Gowda's grandson 

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the Karnataka government has issued a lookout circular against the suspended Janata Dal (Secular) MP and grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Prajwal Revanna.

01 May 2024

Janata Dal (Secular)

Prajwal Revanna breaks silence amid sexual abuse allegations 

Suspended Janata Dal (Secular) MP and grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Prajwal Revanna has publicly addressed the ongoing scandal surrounding videos of him assaulting multiple women for the first time.

Karnataka BJP chief denies prior knowledge of Prajwal Revanna scandal

Vijayendra Yediyurappa, the president of the Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has refuted allegations that he had prior knowledge about explicit videos involving Janata Dal (Secular) MP Prajwal Revanna.

30 Apr 2024

Janata Dal (Secular)

Deve Gowda's grandson suspended from JD(S) over sex scandal row

Prajwal Revanna, MP and grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, was on Tuesday suspended from his position in the Janata Dal (Secular) or JD(S).

29 Apr 2024


Explained: Deve Gowda's grandson Prajwal, son Revanna's 'sex scandal'

Amid the Lok Sabha elections, former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Deve Gowda's grandson, Prajwal Revanna, and his son, HD Revanna are facing allegations of sexual harassment and stalking.

28 Apr 2024


Deve Gowda's grandson flees India amid probe into 'obscene videos' 

Prajwal Revanna, a Janata Dal (Secular) party member and grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, has reportedly fled India amid an ongoing probe into an "obscene videos" case.

20 Mar 2024

Sadananda Gowda

Rift in Karnataka BJP: Senior leaders discontented with ticket distribution

Several high-ranking Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Karnataka have voiced their dissatisfaction with the party's initial list of 20 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

20 Mar 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Lok Sabha polls: BJP-JD(S) finalize seat-sharing agreement in Karnataka

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finalized a seat-sharing agreement with the Janata Dal (Secular), or JD(S), led by HD Deve Gowda, in Karnataka for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

JD(S) Karnataka chief removed amid revolt over BJP alliance

Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Deve Gowda ousted CM Ibrahim from his role as state president on Thursday.

24 Sep 2023

Janata Dal (Secular)

Karnataka: Setback for JD(S), Muslim leaders resign over BJP alliance

The Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) has faced a setback after two Muslim leaders left the party after it decided to ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

25 Jul 2023


Karnataka: JD(S) denies allying with BJP to unseat Congress

Janata Dal (Secular) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Tuesday rubbished speculations about banding together with any other party saying, "There is no question of aligning with anybody."

02 Apr 2023


Set house in order: JD(S) chief Deve Gowda to Congress

Janata Dal (Secular) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Sunday opined the Congress's first priority should be to set its house in order, commenting on the grand old party's role in boosting opposition unity.

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.

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.

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.

12 Oct 2019


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.

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.

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.

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

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

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

Venkaiah Naidu

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.

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.'

06 Aug 2018

Ram Nath Kovind

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.

17 Jun 2018

West Bengal

4 CMs visit AIIMS to inquire about ex-PM Vajpayee's health

Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand - Mamata Banerjee, Nitish Kumar, Raman Singh and Raghubar Das, yesterday visited the AIIMS, New Delhi where former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, is undergoing treatment.

13 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Vajpayee better, hopeful of full-recovery in few days: AIIMS Director

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee has shown significant improvement in the last 48 hours and doctors are hopeful of his full recovery in the next few days, AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria said.

01 Jun 2018


Karnataka's two-member ministry expansion likely to be on June 4-5

Newly-elected Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said that the expansion of his two-member Congress-JD(S) ministry is likely to take place on June 4 or 5.

24 May 2018


4 times father-son duo, Gowda and Kumaraswamy took U-turns

Newly sworn Karnataka chief minister, who had earlier promised farm loan waiver within 24 hours of assuming power, now claims that his coalition government has limitations.

23 May 2018


JD(S) invites Uddhav Thackeray for Kumaraswamy's oath-taking ceremony; declines politely

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray was invited for the swearing-in ceremony of HD Kumaraswamy as Karnataka Chief Minister, but "politely declined" as he was busy with campaigning for the upcoming Palghar Lok Sabha by-poll on May 28 in Maharashtra.

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.

21 May 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal will attend swearing-in ceremony of Kumaraswamy as Karnataka's CM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy as the CM of Karnataka.

21 May 2018


Karnataka: JD(S), Congress get to tricky business of power-distribution

HD Kumaraswamy will meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi today, to discuss the portfolio distribution and power delegation in the Congress-JD(S) post-poll alliance in Karnataka.

18 May 2018


Siddaramaiah to address newly elected Congress legislators in Hyderabad

To decide the future course of action, former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will address a meeting of newly-elected Congress party legislators, who have been camping in Hyderabad, this evening, said JD(S) MLC Basavaraj.

13 May 2018


This is my last election, says K'taka CM Siddaramaiah

A day after the Karnataka Assembly polls, CM Siddaramaiah today asserted the Congress would retain power in the state and also said this was his last election.

12 May 2018


BJP or Congress? Karnataka votes to choose its next government

More than 4.98cr voters will cast their ballot today to decide the next government in Karnataka.

03 May 2018


Deve Gowda gets emotional after PM Modi's humble praise

Taking on the Janata Dal (Secular) leader Deve Gowda, Rahul Gandhi termed him a "B team" (proxy), for the BJP in Karnataka.

26 Apr 2018

Yogi Adityanath

CM Adityanath, Akhilesh, Mayawati to address rallies in poll-bound Karnataka

The Karnataka Assembly polls are the new battlefield for political stalwarts of Uttar Pradesh, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav, and BSP chief Mayawati, who will be crisscrossing the state to turn the tide in favor of their respective parties.

24 Apr 2018


Congress high-command to take call on next Karnataka CM candidate

The Congress high-command will take a call on the next Chief Minister in consultation with the newly elected MLAs, senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge said on Tuesday, indicating incumbent Siddaramaiah may not be the automatic choice.

27 Mar 2018


Karnataka Assembly Elections: EC likely to announce dates today

The Election Commission is likely to announce the polling schedule for the 224-member Karnataka Assembly on Monday, official sources said.

28 Oct 2017

Lalu Prasad Yadav

RS disqualification: Sharad Yadav gets 10 days to provide defense

Vice-president and RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has reportedly given JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav 10 more days to offer his defense regarding the disqualification application filed by JD(U) floor leader Ram Singh, due to Yadav's defection.

22 Aug 2017


Karnataka: Pre-poll survey pegs a Congress win with 120-132 seats

A survey conducted by C Fore has predicted a Congress win in Karnataka with 120-132 seats. According to its predictions, BJP will get 60-72 seats, and JD(S) 24-30.

31 Mar 2017


Bengaluru is India's most forgetful city

The Uber 'Lost and Found India' Index released a report on Thursday and ranked Bengaluru as India's most forgetful city.

Bengalureans should prepare for a week of flaming heat

Bengaluru has been categorized along with 44 other global cities that will witness the worst heat stress caused by global warming.