Siddaramaiah: News

08 May 2024

Amit Malviya

Nadda, Amit Malviya summoned over BJP's 'communally-charged' animation 

The Bengaluru Police has summoned JP Nadda, President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Amit Malviya, the party's IT Cell chief, over an "objectionable post" made by the Karnataka unit of the BJP.

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

H D Deve Gowda

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

Narendra Modi

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

H D Deve Gowda

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.

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.

25 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Siddaramaiah takes on PM Modi's Muslim quota remark

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has launched a counterattack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that the Congress was trying to provide reservation to Muslims at the cost of SCs/backward classes.

24 Apr 2024


Bengaluru: AI-based groundwater monitoring system to tackle water crisis

The city of Bengaluru—which is grappling a severe water crisis—has announced that it will harness Artificial intelligence (AI) to check the scarcity.

22 Apr 2024

Amit Malviya

Hiremath murder: BJP-Congress clash as father says Karnataka Police 'negligent'

The murder of a Congress councillor's daughter in Hubballi for allegedly rejecting a man's proposal has triggered a political row in Karnataka, ahead of general elections.

20 Apr 2024


Karnataka: Brutal murder of Congress corporator's daughter sparks political controversy

The murder of Neha Hiremath, the 23-year-old daughter of a Congress corporator, has ignited a political feud between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka.

13 Apr 2024


BJP 'offered ₹50 crore' to Congress MLAs, claims Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to carry out an 'Operation Lotus.'

09 Apr 2024


Double trouble: Bengaluru tackles heatwave amid water crisis

The soaring temperatures have compounded Bengaluru's challenges, exacerbating its existing struggle with severe water scarcity.

05 Apr 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Congress releases manifesto for 2024 polls, focus on 'Paanch Nyay' 

The Congress released its manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections on Friday.

08 Mar 2024


Bengaluru blast: Rameshwaram Cafe to reopen today, Siddaramaiah to attend

Almost a week after witnessing a low-intensity explosion, the famous Rameshwaram Cafe in the Whitefield area of Karnataka's Bengaluru is reportedly all set to reopen on Friday at 6:00pm.

07 Mar 2024


As Bengaluru suffers worst-ever water crisis, political blame game ensues

The ongoing water crisis in Bengaluru has sparked a political blame game, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pointing fingers at the Congress's government for poor water management and threatening protests.

06 Mar 2024


Bengaluru cafe blast: NIA announces Rs. 10L reward for information

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs. 10 lakh for any information about the bomber in the Rameshwaram Cafe blast case in Bengaluru.

'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans row: Karnataka minister dismisses BJP's claims

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Sunday dismissed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s claims that "Pakistan Zindabad" slogans were raised outside the assembly.

NIA takes over probe into Bengaluru cafe blast 

The National Investigation Agency has taken over the probe into last week's The Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru, following directions from the Union Home Affairs Ministry.

07 Feb 2024


Karnataka MLAs, Congress leaders protest against Centre in Delhi

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah led the "Chalo Delhi" protest, against the alleged "step-motherly" treatment of the Centre toward the state, in the national capital on Wednesday.

05 Feb 2024

Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman rebuts allegation of withholding funds from non-BJP states

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Monday, rejected claims of "discrimination in allocating funds to non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) states," during the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha.

Karnataka signboard row: BJP leader KS Eshwarappa defends pro-Kannada activists

Former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister KS Eshwarappa on Thursday lashed out at the incumbent Congress state government for arresting pro-Kannada activists.

27 Dec 2023


Language row: Pro-Kannada activists vandalize English signboards in Bengaluru

Pro-Kannada activists of the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) on Wednesday went on a rampage in Bengaluru, tearing down English signboards and demanding that 60% of all signage be in Kannada.

19 Dec 2023


10am to 5pm: Powercuts in Bengaluru till Thursday; here's why

Bengaluru residents are likely to face scheduled powercuts between 10:00am and 5:00pm until Thursday this week, Hindustan Times reported.

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.

Karnataka: Hampi pillar disfigured for Siddaramaiah's function, ASI issues notice

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued a notice to the Congress-led Karnataka government after a historical pillar inside Virupaksha Temple in Hampi was allegedly disfigured.

25 Sep 2023


Bengaluru bandh on Tuesday: What's open and what's closed

Several pro-Kannada organizations and farmer associations have called for a Bengaluru bandh (shutdown) on Tuesday to protest the Karnataka government's decision to allocate Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, per Hindustan Times.

08 Sep 2023

Lok Sabha Elections

Yediyurappa confirms BJP-JD(S) alliance for 2024 Lok Sabha polls

The Janata Dal (Secular) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have reportedly agreed on an alliance in Karnataka for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Friday.

After Udhayanidhi, Siddaramaiah's comments on temple sparks row

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's recent comments on the dress code in some Hindu temples have fueled an already heated debate.

13 Aug 2023

DK Shivakumar

Karnataka: Ruling Congress, BJP fight over contractors' pending dues

The Congress's Karnataka government, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has come under fire from the opposition for allegedly holding up payments to civil contractors in the state.

23 Jul 2023

Congress Party

Karnataka Congress rift: Senior leader caught bashing Siddaramaiah on video

Just months after coming to power in Karnataka, infighting in the Karnataka Congress has seemingly come to the fore after senior leader BK Hariprasad's recent controversial statements on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

07 Jul 2023


Karnataka budget: Siddaramaiah announces expenditure of Rs. 3.27 lakh crore

Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Friday presented a state budget of Rs. 3,27,747 crore. This includes Rs. 2,50,933 crore for revenue expenditure, Rs. 54,374 crore for capital expenditure, and Rs. 22,441 crore for loan repayment.

Karnataka Assembly witnesses uproar as BJP protests against Congress government

The Karnataka Assembly witnessed a ruckus on Tuesday after the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) protested against the alleged delay in the implementation of the poll promises made by the ruling Congress before the assembly elections.

Karnataka: BJP indecisive on LoP ahead of assembly session 

Nearly two months after the Congress's resounding win in Karnataka, the first formal session of the Karnataka Assembly will be held on Monday.

21 Jun 2023


Rice row: Siddaramaiah in Delhi to meet President Murmu, Shah

Amid the row over the Karnataka government's Anna Bhagya rice scheme, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah reached Delhi on Wednesday to meet President Droupadi Murmu and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

06 Jun 2023


Karnataka: Why BJP workers are protesting with cows

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday staged a protest with cows against Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister K Venkatesh after he stirred controversy by questioning, "If buffaloes can be slaughtered, why cannot cows be?"

04 Jun 2023


DK Shivakumar reacts after missing out on Karnataka CM post

Weeks after the Congress's Karnataka Assembly election win and Siddaramaiah being named the state's new chief minister, DK Shivakumar revealed why he accepted the deputy CM's post.

02 Jun 2023


Karnataka government clears five guarantees promised by Congress

The newly-elected Karnataka government cleared five "guarantees" that the Congress promised before the elections on Friday. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assured that all five guarantees will be implemented in the present financial year "without any discrimination of caste or religion."

29 May 2023

DK Shivakumar

Karnataka portfolios: Siddaramaiah keeps finance, Shivakumar gets Bengaluru development 

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced portfolios allocated to the recently inducted ministers of his cabinet on Sunday.

28 May 2023


Karnataka cabinet expansion: Disgruntled MLAs hold protest, demand ministerial posts

The Congress's Karnataka government, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, expanded the cabinet by inducting 24 new MLAs on Saturday.

27 May 2023


Karnataka: After cabinet expansion, Congress MLA's supporters demand ministerial post 

The Karnataka government led by Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Saturday carried out a cabinet expansion by inducting 24 new legislators, reported ANI.

27 May 2023

Congress Party

Karnataka cabinet expansion: These 24 MLAs swearing-in today as ministers

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is all set to expand his existing 10-member cabinet, with 24 more MLAs taking oath as ministers on Saturday.