H D Kumaraswamy

Haradanahalli Devegowda Kumaraswamy is an Indian politician and Chief Minister of Karnataka. He was born on December 16, 1959, in Mysore. He is the son of former PM of India, H. D. Deve Gowda. He is also the President of Karnataka State Janta Dal. Earlier, he served as CM of Karnataka from 2006 to 2007. Kumaraswamy is also involved in film production and distribution.

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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.

Seer Shivakumara Swami, head of Lingayat mutt, dies at 111

21 Jan 2019

Seer Shivakumara Swami, head of Lingayat mutt, dies at 111

On Monday, Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt of Karnataka died after battling illness.

Rahul Gandhi backs "Mamata Di" ahead of mega Opposition rally

18 Jan 2019

Rahul Gandhi backs "Mamata Di" ahead of mega Opposition rally

On Friday, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of the mega 'United India' rally in Kolkata on Saturday.

Amit Shah has 'suar ki beemari', says Congress MP

17 Jan 2019

Amit Shah has 'suar ki beemari', says Congress MP

Senior Congress leader BK Hariprasad made derogatory remarks on the health of BJP President Amit Shah, saying he has contracted suar ki beemari (illness of pigs).

Siddaramaiah attacks Modi while BJP-lawmakers from Karnataka stay at resort

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.

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.

No big issue, why apologize?: Kumaraswamy on 'shoot mercilessly' remark

26 Dec 2018

No big issue, why apologize?: Kumaraswamy on 'shoot mercilessly' remark

Embroiled in a row over his "shoot mercilessly" remarks, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy today rejected the Opposition demand for an apology over his comments, saying he is an "emotional person".

'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 prasad poisoning: Death toll touches 13; 80 birds dead

16 Dec 2018

Karnataka prasad poisoning: Death toll touches 13; 80 birds dead

A couple of days after seven people were reported to have died after eating prasad at a village in Karnataka, the death toll has risen to 13.

Karnataka: At least seven dead, 82 hospitalized after eating prasad

14 Dec 2018

Karnataka: At least seven dead, 82 hospitalized after eating prasad

In a shocking incident, at least seven people, including two children, have died after consuming prasad from a temple at the Sulivadi village in Chamarajnagar district in Karnataka.

Kumaraswamy requests Goa to lift ban on import of fish

30 Nov 2018

Kumaraswamy requests Goa to lift ban on import of fish

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, in a letter to his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar, has asked that the ban on import of fish into Goa be lifted.

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

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.

Chandrababu Naidu meets Deve Gowda to unite Opposition against BJP

08 Nov 2018

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.

#KarnatakaBypolls: BJP wins one seat; Congress-JD(S) alliance strong

06 Nov 2018

#KarnatakaBypolls: BJP wins one seat; Congress-JD(S) alliance strong

The results of the Karnataka bypolls are out, and the BJP have not made any significant dent on the Congress-JD(S) alliance in the state.

#KarnatakaBypolls: Counting going on, here are the latest updates

06 Nov 2018

#KarnatakaBypolls: Counting going on, here are the latest updates

Results for the three Lok Sabha seats - Shivamogga, Ballari and Mandya - and two assembly constituencies - Jamkhandi and Ramanagaram - in Karnataka are set to be declared on Tuesday.

Not bothered how long I survive as CM, says Kumaraswamy

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.

Karnataka: Petrol, diesel prices slashed by Rs. 2

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.

#ReliefForKarnataka: Kumaraswamy cuts petrol, diesel prices by Rs. 2/liter

17 Sep 2018

#ReliefForKarnataka: Kumaraswamy cuts petrol, diesel prices by Rs. 2/liter

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today announced the JD(S)-Congress government's decision to cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs. 2/liter.

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

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.

Karnataka Minister creates controversy by throwing biscuits at flood-hit victims

20 Aug 2018

Karnataka Minister creates controversy by throwing biscuits at flood-hit victims

Karnataka Minister HD Revanna courted a controversy after a video purportedly showing him flinging biscuit packets at flood victims in a relief camp in the state's Hassan district went viral today.

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.

Bengaluru: Noted film producer Bhakthavatsala  dies at 84

06 Aug 2018

Bengaluru: Noted film producer Bhakthavatsala dies at 84

Noted film personality and former Chairman of the Indian Film Chamber of Commerce M Bhakthavatsala died due to age-related ailments, family sources said today. He was 84.

Became the Karnataka CM because of Lord Ayyappa's blessings: Kumarasamy

28 Jul 2018

Became the Karnataka CM because of Lord Ayyappa's blessings: Kumarasamy

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today said he was an ardent devotee of Lord Ayyappa and he got the Chief Ministership of Karnataka because of the god's blessings.

'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."

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.

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

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.

Congress's balm on teary Kumaraswamy: Be courageous, stay happy

16 Jul 2018

Congress's balm on teary Kumaraswamy: Be courageous, stay happy

The Congress told Karnataka's Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to have 'courage and face challenges' after the latter broke down addressing members of JD(S) party and said he wasn't happy.

Bangalore Golf-Club maybe shifted after ball enters CM's premises again

15 Jul 2018

Bangalore Golf-Club maybe shifted after ball enters CM's premises again

When HD Kumaraswamy was the Karnataka CM in 2006, a golf ball flew from the Bangalore Golf Club (BGC) and landed in his residence.

'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.

On astrologer's advice, Kumaraswamy's elder brother travels 350 kms daily

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.

Discussed TN's political situation: Kamal Haasan after meeting Sonia Gandhi

21 Jun 2018

Discussed TN's political situation: Kamal Haasan after meeting Sonia Gandhi

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan today met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu.

#HumFitTohIndiaFit: To PM Modi's fitness challenge, Kumaraswamy has indifferent response

13 Jun 2018

#HumFitTohIndiaFit: To PM Modi's fitness challenge, Kumaraswamy has indifferent response

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted Indian cricketer Virat Kohli's fitness challenge and posted a video of his morning routine.

"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.

Will AAP and Congress forge pre-poll alliance? It seems likely

02 Jun 2018

Will AAP and Congress forge pre-poll alliance? It seems likely

A number of tweets set off speculations that AAP and Congress may forge a pre-poll alliance in Delhi, joining the buzz of a united opposition to stop BJP's victory in 2019.

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.