DK Shivakumar

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Karnataka: Defying lockdown, BJP MLA hosts grand birthday party

11 Apr 2020

Karnataka: Defying lockdown, BJP MLA hosts grand birthday party

The rules of lockdown must be followed strictly and no one should step out unless it's absolutely necessary — this is the only message the government has been conveying for the last couple of weeks.

Wearing mask, Digvijaya reaches Bengaluru to meet rebels, custody follows

18 Mar 2020

Wearing mask, Digvijaya reaches Bengaluru to meet rebels, custody follows

The political drama of Madhya Pradesh reached Karnataka's capital, Bengaluru, this morning when senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh staged a sit-in protest outside a luxury hotel where rebel MLAs are staying.

Delhi High Court grants bail to Congress leader DK Shivakumar

23 Oct 2019

Delhi High Court grants bail to Congress leader DK Shivakumar

DK Shivakumar, who has built a reputation for being the troubleshooter in Karnataka Congress, was on Wednesday granted bail by the Delhi High Court.

Sonia Gandhi meets DK Shivakumar in Tihar: Details here

23 Oct 2019

Sonia Gandhi meets DK Shivakumar in Tihar: Details here

Congress is not giving up on its leaders, even the jailed ones. This is the message interim party president Sonia Gandhi sent on Wednesday when she visited DK Shivakumar in Tihar prison.

Shivakumar will remain in Tihar till October 15, rules court

01 Oct 2019

Shivakumar will remain in Tihar till October 15, rules court

In all likeliness, the woes of Congress leader DK Shivakumar will not end anytime soon.

Caught-on-camera: Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah slaps aide

04 Sep 2019

Caught-on-camera: Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah slaps aide

Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, has become the talking point on social media, but for all the wrong reasons.

DK Shivakumar arrested: Congress cries foul, Yediyurappa "isn't happy"

04 Sep 2019

DK Shivakumar arrested: Congress cries foul, Yediyurappa "isn't happy"

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday night arrested DK Shivakumar, Congress' strongman in Karnataka, in connection to a money laundering case. The agency moved for his arrest after grilling him several times in the last couple of days.

ED summons Congress leader Shivakumar to appear before it

30 Aug 2019

ED summons Congress leader Shivakumar to appear before it

For those who don't know, DK Shivakumar has established himself as the go-to person whenever Congress runs into trouble in Karnataka.

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: Congress expels 14 lawmakers who brought down coalition

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.

Karnataka: CCD founder VG Siddhartha goes missing, police launch hunt

30 Jul 2019

Karnataka: CCD founder VG Siddhartha goes missing, police launch hunt

VG Siddhartha, the owner-founder of the famous coffee chain Cafe Coffee Day, went missing from Mangaluru in Karnataka on Monday, prompting police to launch a search operation.

#KarnatakaCrisis: Unwilling to meet Congress leaders, MLAs write to police

15 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaCrisis: Unwilling to meet Congress leaders, MLAs write to police

In a major embarrassment to Congress, fourteen rebel MLAs of Karnataka Assembly wrote a letter to Mumbai Police seeking protection from senior leaders who might meet them.

#KarnatakaCrisis: Rahul says BJP bringing down governments 'using' money

12 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaCrisis: Rahul says BJP bringing down governments 'using' money

Breaking his stoic silence on the political crisis in Karnataka, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday claimed BJP was "using" money to bring down state governments.

#KarnatakaCrisis: SC directs rebel MLAs to meet Speaker today

11 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaCrisis: SC directs rebel MLAs to meet Speaker today

On Thursday, 10 rebel MLAs of Karnataka, who alleged assembly speaker KR Ramesh didn't accept their resignation to save Congress-JD(S) coalition from crumbling, were directed by Supreme Court to meet him at 6 PM.

#KarnatakaCrisis: After being denied entry, Shivakumar detained in Mumbai

10 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaCrisis: After being denied entry, Shivakumar detained in Mumbai

Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who is trying hard to curtail the crisis which has rocked Karnataka's coalition government, was on Wednesday detained by Mumbai Police from outside the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel.

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.

#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.

Karnataka: 11 Congress-JD(S) MLAs tender resignations, coalition in crisis

06 Jul 2019

Karnataka: 11 Congress-JD(S) MLAs tender resignations, coalition in crisis

In May last year, JD(S) and Congress forged a post-poll alliance to form government in Karnataka and crowned HD Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister.

Karnataka: Congress MLA, accused of hitting colleague, says he 'slipped'

21 Jan 2019

Karnataka: Congress MLA, accused of hitting colleague, says he 'slipped'

JN Ganesh, Congress MLA from Karnataka who was accused of hitting his colleague Anand Singh, was suspended from the party by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee's general secretary.

Karnataka: Controversy sparks after MPs get iPhones, Kumaraswamy 'was unaware'

18 Jul 2018

Karnataka: Controversy sparks after MPs get iPhones, Kumaraswamy 'was unaware'

In Karnataka, new iPhones gifted to MPs by a Congress minister has sparked a new political controversy with Bharatiya Janata Party calling it a waste of public money.

Karnataka to challenge Cauvery Management Authority in Supreme Court

30 Jun 2018

Karnataka to challenge Cauvery Management Authority in Supreme Court

At an all-party meet, comprising BJP, Congress, and JD(S) members, called by Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday, the state government decided to authorize its legal team to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the notification by the Centre regarding the Cauvery Management Authority.

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: 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.

Bengaluru: Weekend ruined! Major IT hubs, townships to face outages

25 May 2018

Bengaluru: Weekend ruined! Major IT hubs, townships to face outages

Even as a new government comes to power, Bengaluru is becoming 'power-less'.

CM Kumaraswamy expected to sail through the floor test today

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.

Top opposition-leaders to attend Kumaraswamy swearing-in as Karnataka CM today

23 May 2018

Top opposition-leaders to attend Kumaraswamy swearing-in as Karnataka CM today

A JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by HD Kumaraswamy will be sworn-in later today in Karnataka at a ceremony to be attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders.

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.

Yeddyurappa drops the mic: How things led to his resignation

19 May 2018

Yeddyurappa drops the mic: How things led to his resignation

Minutes before the floor test, Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa in his speech declared, "I have failed to secure the numbers," and resigned from the top post merely 2.5 days after coming to power.

2.5-days-old CM: An emotional BS Yeddyurappa resigns, before floor test

19 May 2018

2.5-days-old CM: An emotional BS Yeddyurappa resigns, before floor test

In a major blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party, newly sworn-in Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa resigned ahead of the floor test at the Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Karnataka: Reports claim Yeddyurappa may resign before crucial floor test

19 May 2018

Karnataka: Reports claim Yeddyurappa may resign before crucial floor test

What'll happen in the floor assembly at Bengaluru's Vidhan Soudha at 4 PM, has grabbed the nation's attention.

Karnataka Result: Congress-JD(S) opportunistic alliance now blaming BJP for poaching

16 May 2018

Karnataka Result: Congress-JD(S) opportunistic alliance now blaming BJP for poaching

The Congress-JD(S) alliance, that came together after the fractured mandate in Karnataka elections, have now alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to poach its legislators.

Bengaluru facing power-outage since days. Time to pay up, BESCOM?

25 Apr 2018

Bengaluru facing power-outage since days. Time to pay up, BESCOM?

If Bengalureans get paid for unscheduled power cuts, as Delhiites, they'd be crorepatis by now.

Bengaluru takes steps to become the electric-vehicle capital of India

10 Feb 2018

Bengaluru takes steps to become the electric-vehicle capital of India

Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar recently announced that Bengaluru will have its first electric vehicle charging station opened on February 15 at the BESCOM office in KR Circle. Further, it will get 11 such stations soon.

BJP's mega rally in Karnataka: Yeddyurappa and senior leaders detained

07 Sep 2017

BJP's mega rally in Karnataka: Yeddyurappa and senior leaders detained

Karnataka Police detained several BJP leaders, including state party chief BS Yeddyurappa, at a rally protesting the alleged murders of party functionaries. Permission was not granted for this rally.

Sources: Massive I-T raids on, in Delhi-NCR

21 Aug 2017

Sources: Massive I-T raids on, in Delhi-NCR

According to sources, a massive income tax raid is underway in Delhi and the NCR. About 500 personnel have been deployed at various premises.

Gujarat Congress exodus: 44 MLAs brought back into the state

07 Aug 2017

Gujarat Congress exodus: 44 MLAs brought back into the state

A day ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat, the 44 Congress MLAs who were being hosted at a Bengaluru resort since some days flew back into the state.

Bengaluru to have heli taxi service in 3 months

06 Aug 2017

Bengaluru to have heli taxi service in 3 months

Bengaluru became India's first city to have helicopter shuttle service after Ministry of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha announced its launch between the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and Electronics City.

Trial run complete, Bengaluru roads to have smart parking

04 Aug 2017

Trial run complete, Bengaluru roads to have smart parking

With the intent of regularizing parking, BBMP will soon launch automated parking facility on central business district after its trial run was successfully completed.

Rs. 11cr seized in I-T raids at Karnataka minister's premises

04 Aug 2017

Rs. 11cr seized in I-T raids at Karnataka minister's premises

The I-T department has till now seized over Rs. 11cr in the ongoing raids at premises belonging to Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar and his associates in different cities, including Delhi, Bengaluru and Mysuru.

Karnataka's two-wheeler Honda plant is largest in the world

03 Aug 2017

Karnataka's two-wheeler Honda plant is largest in the world

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter established its fourth assembly-line in its Narasapura factory in Kolar district, Karnataka, making India the biggest production hub for Honda's two-wheeler operations.