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

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.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to order CBI probe into phone tapping

18 Aug 2019

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to order CBI probe into phone tapping

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said that he will order an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged phone tapping incidents during the previous Congress-JD(S) coalition government.

Karnataka: Rebel MLAs to approach Supreme Court against disqualification

28 Jul 2019

Karnataka: Rebel MLAs to approach Supreme Court against disqualification

Following his disqualification from the Karnataka Assembly, rebel JD(S) MLA AH Vishwanath said he and other disqualified lawmakers will approach the Supreme Court on Monday to challenge their disqualification which was "against the law".

Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 14 rebel MLAs ahead of BJP's floor-test

28 Jul 2019

Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 14 rebel MLAs ahead of BJP's floor-test

Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh has disqualified 14 rebel MLAs - 11 lawmakers from Congress and three from HD Kumaraswamy's Janata Dal (Secular) - on Sunday.

Karnataka: BJP's Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM at 6pm

26 Jul 2019

Karnataka: BJP's Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM at 6pm

BS Yeddyurappa, whose last stint as Karnataka's Chief Minister lasted less than three days, will now take oath at 6 PM on Friday.

#KarnatakaFloorTest: No trust vote today; House adjourned till July 22

19 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaFloorTest: No trust vote today; House adjourned till July 22

Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh has adjourned the House till July 22 (Monday), ignoring Governor Vajubhai Vala's directions to hold the trust vote by Friday itself. The Assembly floor test will now be held on Monday.

Sonia Gandhi to become Congress President? Here's what she said

11 Jul 2019

Sonia Gandhi to become Congress President? Here's what she said

Ever since Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, party leaders are itching for a replacement.

Amid Karnataka crisis, why this Mumbai hotel took the spotlight

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.

#KarnatakaCrisis: 30 ministers resign, Congress meet today, Kumaraswamy blames BJP

09 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaCrisis: 30 ministers resign, Congress meet today, Kumaraswamy blames BJP

The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka took a new turn on Monday after all 30 ministers of the ruling JD(S)-Congress government resigned to make way for a cabinet reshuffle, in hope of saving the coalition from crumbling completely.

#KarnatakaCrisis: 21 Karnataka Congress ministers have voluntarily resigned, says Siddaramaiah

08 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaCrisis: 21 Karnataka Congress ministers have voluntarily resigned, says Siddaramaiah

In a bid to save the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka, as many as 21 Congress ministers have "resigned voluntarily" from their posts, said party leader and former CM Siddaramaiah.

Karnataka Independent MLA Nagesh resigns from the coalition govt

Another resignation

Karnataka Independent MLA Nagesh resigns from the coalition govt

Earlier on Monday, Independent MLA and Karnataka's Small Scale Industries Minister, H Nagesh, resigned from the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition government, worsening the Karnataka political crisis.

#KarnatakaPoliticalCrisis: CM Kumaraswamy returns from US; holds series of meetings

08 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaPoliticalCrisis: CM Kumaraswamy returns from US; holds series of meetings

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy returned to Bengaluru on Sunday night after a 10-day US trip following the resignations of 13 MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in the state.

#KarnatakaPoliticalCrisis: Mallikarjun Kharge blames BJP, denies K'taka CM post rumors

07 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaPoliticalCrisis: Mallikarjun Kharge blames BJP, denies K'taka CM post rumors

Following the resignation of 12 MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge blamed BJP for the political crisis.

Mayawati, who 'hates' dynasty-politics, gives party positions to brother, nephew

23 Jun 2019

Mayawati, who 'hates' dynasty-politics, gives party positions to brother, nephew

BSP Chief Mayawati has always been a staunch critic of dynasty politics, but apparently she has forgotten all the things she "taught" others.

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

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.

JD(S) workers raise pro-Modi slogans, refuse to work with Congress

06 Apr 2019

JD(S) workers raise pro-Modi slogans, refuse to work with Congress

Apart from dashing electoral hopes of BJP in polls in Karnataka, senior leaders of JD(S) have another task at hand- galvanizing cadres to work with Congress, their coalition partner.

Rahul will be PM if Congress wins, says sister Priyanka

28 Mar 2019

Rahul will be PM if Congress wins, says sister Priyanka

For the first time after being given a top Congress post, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that if her party comes to power, Rahul Gandhi will become the Prime Minister.

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

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.

Karnataka: Upset with Congress MLAs' criticism, Kumaraswamy threatens to quit

28 Jan 2019

Karnataka: Upset with Congress MLAs' criticism, Kumaraswamy threatens to quit

On Monday, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy threatened to step down after some Congress MLAs criticized him over governance in the state.

Karnataka: Two MLAs withdraw from Kumaraswamy govt, Operation Lotus again?

15 Jan 2019

Karnataka: Two MLAs withdraw from Kumaraswamy govt, Operation Lotus again?

The withdrawal of two independent MLAs from the H D Kumaraswamy government in Karnataka has seen the southern state plunged into an intense political drama.

'Kill mercilessly, no problem': Karnataka CM seen saying (video attached)

25 Dec 2018

'Kill mercilessly, no problem': Karnataka CM seen saying (video attached)

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has found himself in the middle of a massive controversy after he was seen on video ordering someone to "kill mercilessly" to avenge the death of a local JD(S) leader.

Karnataka govt tapping phones of political leaders, alleges BJP

16 Aug 2018

Karnataka govt tapping phones of political leaders, alleges BJP

The BJP's Karnataka unit today accused the HD Kumaraswamy government of tapping phones of political leaders across party lines fearing that a few disgruntled MLAs from the ruling Congress-JDS coalition may resign.

Don't grow money: Kumaraswamy on flak about delaying funds' allocation

10 Aug 2018

Don't grow money: Kumaraswamy on flak about delaying funds' allocation

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, on Thursday, said he doesn't grow money on trees, while responding to critics who accused him of delaying funds allocation.

Kumaraswamy spent Rs. 42L of taxpayers' money on swearing-in!

09 Aug 2018

Kumaraswamy spent Rs. 42L of taxpayers' money on swearing-in!

The JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka sworn in more than two months ago hasn't exactly earned the love of the masses, mostly due to lack of projects and pending salaries.

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

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."

'Becoming CM was like drinking poison': Kumaraswamy breaks down

15 Jul 2018

'Becoming CM was like drinking poison': Kumaraswamy breaks down

Less than two months after taking oath, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy seems to have given up on the party's alliance with Congress.

Karnataka budget: Congress might ask Kumaraswamy to lower fuel prices

07 Jul 2018

Karnataka budget: Congress might ask Kumaraswamy to lower fuel prices

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy's decision to increase fuel prices in Karnataka's budget seems to have irked not just the common man, but coalition partner Congress as well.

Karnataka budget: Government announces farm loan waivers worth Rs. 34,000cr

05 Jul 2018

Karnataka budget: Government announces farm loan waivers worth Rs. 34,000cr

More than a month after taking charge, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has finally announced waivers for all defaulting farm loans up to December 31, 2017.

"So what?": Kumaraswamy on 'higher education' minister being Class-8 passed

10 Jun 2018

"So what?": Kumaraswamy on 'higher education' minister being Class-8 passed

On one hand, students are being stressed out by the intense competition. On the other, people without matriculation are becoming education ministers.

Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) alliance already in trouble? Portfolio-allocation leaves MLAs upset

10 Jun 2018

Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) alliance already in trouble? Portfolio-allocation leaves MLAs upset

Congress President Rahul Gandhi met MLAs led by MB Patil in New Delhi on Saturday, after portfolio allocation in Karnataka raised questions about the newly-formed alliance.

Tension growing between Congress and JD(S) over Karnataka cabinet

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.

Karnataka: Mayawati's BSP gets first minister outside UP

06 Jun 2018

Karnataka: Mayawati's BSP gets first minister outside UP

Mayawati, the astute BSP supremo, who was instrumental in uniting Congress and the regional JD(S) for a post-poll alliance in Karnataka, has convinced them to induct her only state MLA N Mahesh into the cabinet.

Karnataka: Congress and JDS to fight 2019 General Elections together

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.

Karnataka: Kumaraswamy to remain CM for five-years, JD(S) gets finance

01 Jun 2018

Karnataka: Kumaraswamy to remain CM for five-years, JD(S) gets finance

Ten days after the Congress-JD(S) government was sworn in, the parties successfully reached a power-sharing arrangement yesterday.

Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) coalition wins trust vote, Kumaraswamy to remain CM

25 May 2018

Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) coalition wins trust vote, Kumaraswamy to remain CM

The Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka sailed through a trust vote today, putting a government firmly in place after 10 days of political drama.

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

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.

After week-long drama, HD Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM

23 May 2018

After week-long drama, HD Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM

After eight days of political tussle, Karnataka got its second CM in a week today, with JD(S)' HD Kumaraswamy taking oath at the Vidhana Soudha.

It's a very very hard decision: Shivakumar on Congress-JD(S) alliance

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.

Karnataka: Congress lawmaker calls bribe audio-clip fake, leaves party embarrassed

21 May 2018

Karnataka: Congress lawmaker calls bribe audio-clip fake, leaves party embarrassed

A Facebook post of Congress lawmaker Shivaram Hebbar has left his party red-faced. In the post dated May 19, Hebbar wrote the audio clip released by Congress, alleging Bharatiya Janata Party bribed its MLAs, is fake.

How the Kumaraswamy's govt. is likely to be set up

20 May 2018

How the Kumaraswamy's govt. is likely to be set up

Following Yeddyurappa's resignation as Karnataka's chief minister, JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy is set to take his oath as the new chief minister on May 23.