Kumaraswamy: News

28 Apr 2024


JD(S) distances itself from 'obscene video' row involving its MP 

The Janata Dal (Secular) party has chosen to distance itself from the "obscene videos" controversy involving its MP and grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Prajwal Revanna.

11 Dec 2023


Karnataka: CM Siddaramaiah dismisses Kumaraswamy's claims of impending 'government collapse'

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday brushed off Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy's claims that his government might collapse soon.

17 Nov 2023


BJP must greet Karnataka Muslim speaker 'namaskaar sir': Congress leader 

Karnataka Congress leader Zameer Ahmed Khan triggered a row after claiming that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are now compelled to greet the state assembly's Muslim Speaker, UT Khader, respectfully.

10 Sep 2023


Aim is to defeat Congress: Kumaraswamy on BJP-JD(S) alliance rumors

Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has reportedly dismissed rumors of an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

13 May 2023


Karnataka election results 2023: JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy accepts defeat

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday accepted defeat in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections and wished the new government "good luck."

12 May 2023


Karnataka elections: Congress, BJP reached out, claims Janata Dal (Secular)

The HD Kumaraswamy-led Janata Dal (Secular) on Thursday reportedly claimed that they received feelers from both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress as most exit polls indicated a hung assembly in Karnataka.

11 Apr 2023


Rs. 2 lakh for women who marry farmers' sons: Kumaraswamy

Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday said his party would give Rs. 2 lakh to women who will marry sons of farmers, reported India Today.

28 Apr 2022

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#HindiDebate: HD Kumaraswamy joins Ajay Devgn, Kiccha Sudeep's Twitter tiff

Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday chipped in amid an online tiff between Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn and his Kannada counterpart Kiccha Sudeep on Hindi being India's national language.

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.

03 Jun 2020


Karnataka: Health Minister attends massive rally, ignoring social distancing

Completely disrespecting the social distancing guidelines, which world organizations have deemed mandatory in the fight against coronavirus, Karnataka's Health Minister B Sriramulu participated in a massive rally on Tuesday at Chitradurga district.

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.

Kumaraswamy blames PM Modi for bringing 'bad luck' to Chandrayaan-2

Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy stoked controversy on Thursday by blaming Prime Minister Modi for bringing "bad luck" to the scientists of Indian Space Research Organization.

31 Jul 2019


Karnataka: Congress expels 14 lawmakers who brought down coalition

On Tuesday, Congress expelled 14 of its lawmakers who were responsible for bringing down the coalition government in Karnataka.

29 Jul 2019


Karnataka: Days after taking oath, BS Yediyurappa wins trust vote

BJP's BS Yediyurappa won the trust vote on Monday, days after he took oath as Karnataka's Chief Minister.

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.

26 Jul 2019


Karnataka crisis: Days after trust vote, speaker disqualifies three MLAs

The political crisis in Karnataka, which was sparked due to a slew of resignations, took a new twist on Thursday after speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified three rebel MLAs.

24 Jul 2019


14-months ago, Yeddyurappa resigned. Soon, he'll return as Karnataka's CM

BS Yeddyurappa, one of the tallest BJP's leaders in Karnataka, is all set to return on the Chief Minister chair, 14 months after he resigned without facing a trust vote in the Assembly.

22 Jul 2019


#KarnatakaCrisis: Speaker summons 12 rebel MLAs, floor test today

Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh on Monday summoned 12 rebel MLAs of Congress, whose resignations have endangered the coalition's survival.

#KarnatakaCrisis: After missing deadlines, Kumaraswamy faces floor test today

As the Karnataka Assembly resumes on Monday, the tottering Congress-JD(S) alliance faces its final test.

19 Jul 2019


Karnataka: Governor's deadline ends. Everyone is clueless about next steps

Defying the order of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, state Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy didn't prove majority in the House.

19 Jul 2019


#KarnatakaFloorTest: Governor asks Kumaraswamy to prove majority by 1:30pm

It's D-day for Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who has been directed by Governor Vajubhai Vala to prove his coalition's majority on the floor of the assembly by 1:30 PM on Friday.

18 Jul 2019


#KarnatakaTrustVote: Will Kumaraswamy be able to retain his CM chair?

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy moved a trust motion in the Assembly on Thursday, days after the survival of his government was threatened by a flurry of resignations.

18 Jul 2019


#KarnatakaCrisis: Before floor test, rebel Congress-MLA says will support Kumaraswamy

In a slight relief for the tottering coalition of Karnataka, a rebel MLA, who tendered his resignation earlier this month said he will vote for the Congress-JD(S) government in floor test on Thursday.

#KarnatakaCrisis: Rebel Congress MLA Roshan Baig detained in Bengaluru

In what marks as a new twist in the drama of Karnataka politics, a rebel Congress MLA was on Monday detained at Bengaluru airport whilst he was allegedly on his way to Mumbai to join other disgruntled legislators.

12 Jul 2019


#KarnatakaCrisis: Kumaraswamy says he's ready to prove majority in assembly

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, whose government entered a major crisis after 18 legislators resigned, said he was ready to face the floor test.

11 Jul 2019


#KarnatakaCrisis: CM Kumaraswamy asks 'Why should I resign?'

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, whose fate as the head of state is mired with uncertainty, made it clear on Thursday that he won't resign.

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.

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.

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.

24 Nov 2018


Karnataka: Bus plunges into canal; 25, including 5 children, dead

At least 25 people were killed in Karnataka as the bus they were traveling in fell into a canal in Mandya district on Saturday afternoon. The deceased included 5 children, reports claimed.

12 Nov 2018


Family, friends, BJP leaders pay last respects to Ananth Kumar

A pall of gloom descended on Union Minister Ananth Kumar's residence in Bengaluru today as mourners turned up in large numbers to pay their respects.

05 Oct 2018


Bengaluru: Newly-elected Deputy Mayor dies of cardiac arrest

The Deputy Mayor of Bengaluru, Ramila Umashankar, today died due to a cardiac arrest, barely a week after being elected to the post.

17 Sep 2018


Karnataka: Petrol, diesel prices slashed by Rs. 2

Following on the footsteps on Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, and Rajasthan, the Karnataka government has now slashed fuel prices in the state by Rs. 2, even as petrol prices spiral in other parts of the country.

27 Aug 2018


Court discharges K'taka CM Kumaraswamy in land de-notification case

A special Lokayukta court acquitted Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today in a case of alleged illegal de-notification of a government land in 2007 when he headed the JD(S)-BJP coalition government.

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.

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.

20 Jul 2018


Bengaluru metro network to get another station, courtesy Infosys

IT major Infosys' philanthropic arm, Infosys Foundation will soon add a station to the Bengaluru metro network, as per an agreement between the company and BMRCL.

17 Jul 2018


'Why is Karnataka-govt wasting money on iPhones?' questions BJP MP

Questioning Karnataka Government's move to distribute iPhones to 40 MPs from the state, a BJP MP has returned the costly gadget and said the state shouldn't waste public money when farmers and civic workers are in distress.

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.

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.

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.

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.

06 Jun 2018


Bengaluru cop goes beyond call of duty, breastfeeds abandoned baby

When a baby is born, it calls for a celebration, but for this little one, there was nothing, because there was no one to celebrate.

06 Jun 2018


CM Kumaraswamy doesn't think Rajinikanth's 'Kaala' should release in Karnataka

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has suggested the makers of Rajinikanth starrer 'Kaala' to avoid releasing the film in the state, given the present circumstances.

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.

30 May 2018


Farm loan waiver: Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy seeks 15 days' time

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy today said saving farmers is the priority of his government, and as promised he would honor his commitment to waive farm loans within 15 days and insisted there was "no going back" on it.

30 May 2018


Karnataka: Heavy rains throws life-out-of-gear, one dies after wall collapses

Normal life was disrupted by pre-monsoon heavy rains in low-lying areas of coastal parts of Karnataka, namely Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, on Tuesday.

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.

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


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.

16 May 2018


Kumaraswamy: BJP offering Rs. 100cr to poach JD(S) MLAs

Following Congress's claims of BJP trying to poach its MLAs to form the Karnataka government, JD(S) chief ministerial candidate H.D. Kumaraswamy has now alleged that the BJP is offering his legislators Rs. 100cr and cabinet posts to lure them into switching sides.

24 Aug 2017


Bengaluru boy builds drone that can deliver newspapers at doorstep

Bengaluru's Rohit Dey, a first-year BSc student, has built a drone named Nayan that can be used not only for surveillance, photography, and crop monitoring but also doorstep deliveries.