H D Kumaraswamy

  • CD row: Kumaraswamy turns emotional in Assembly July 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Turning emotional in Karnataka Assembly over an audio CD on the cash-for-MLC seat controversy involving him, JDS leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday offered to face any probe into the issue and said he was ready to go to jail if he was guilty. Raising the...
  • Yeddyurappa must step down at once: Kumaraswamy July 27, 2011

    JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy who has also been indicted in the Karnataka Lokayukta illegal mining report has refused to take any blame even though he is pressing for the resignation of Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. ...
  • Tape exposes open sale of BJP MLAs in K'taka October 10, 2010

    Bangalore: Just 36 hours before the do-or-die trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly, horse trading is on in full swing. On Saturday, the BJP released an audio tape of how JDS's H D Kumaraswamy was allegedly heard offering a cabinet berth to a BJP MLA if he defected to his...
  • Proxy war: Rebel MLAs return to Yeddy fold October 8, 2010

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government, it seems, could finally survive the crisis after a late night drama on Thursday at a Goa hotel following which rebel BJP MLAs have indicated that they'll return to the Yeddyurappa fold. Twelve rebels MLAs holed up at the Taj Exotica in Goa held the key to...
  • Parties accuse each other of fraud in K'taka July 21, 2010

    While the Reddy brothers have accused Kumaraswamy of graft, JD-S and Cong claim they have documentary proof against the Reddys. ...
  • Reddys, ex-CM throw muck at each other July 21, 2010

    Bangalore: Karnataka Tourism Minister G Janardhana Reddy on Tuesday targeted former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, accusing him of money laundering and fraudulent transactions. "Within a month after becoming Chief Minister in February 2006, Kumaraswamy deposited a whopping Rs.36 crore in the joint bank account of BSK Trading, a firm owned...
  • Kumaraswamy meets Sonia 'secretly' | Denies ditching 3rd Front May 13, 2009

    JD(S) inches towards Congress, is the Third Front heading for a split? ...
  • Kumaraswamy meets Sonia 'secretly' May 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Just a day before India polls in Phase V on Wednesday, the Third Front is showing clear signs of disintegrating. After Telangana Rashtriya Samiti attended BJP’s mega rally in Ludhiana on Sunday, the Janata Dal (Secular) is the latest to move away from the Third Front - a...
  • Politicians step aside for heir apparents April 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar is not the only one who gave up his constituency of 42-years for the sake of fielding the daughter from there. From the descendants of Nehru-Gandhi clan to the Deve Gowdas, there are other politicians in fray in this election whose cases too remind...
  • Top leaders to attend launch of Third Front March 20, 2009

    Bangalore: Senior leaders of Communist Parties and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Chief N Chandrababu Naidu will be among the top leaders who would be attending the 'launch' of the ambitious Third Front at Tumkur on March 12. Talking to reporters in Bangalore on Thursday, State Janata Dal(Secular) - JD(S) - President...
  • Tables turned: Gowda battles irrelevance | Time to quit? May 26, 2008

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in Karnataka has become all the more sweet as the Janata Dal (Secular) that took it for a ride last year has been decimated in the assembly poll. From claiming that it will be a kingmaker again, the JD(S) headed by former Prime Minister H...
  • Not kingmaker, I want to be king: Kumaraswamy May 10, 2008

    Former Karnataka chief minister and JD(S) candidate from Ramanagaram H D Kumaraswamy's fate will be sealed in Saturday's round of polling. A confident Kumaraswamy says he does not go by pre-poll surveys and is confident his party will win a majority. CNN-IBN: Old Mysore region was your stronghold last time. What...
  • National Wipes: News from across the country April 22, 2008

    A 12-hour dawn till dusk bandh in West Bengal threw life completely out of gear on Monday. The bandh, called to protest inflation, was sponsored by the newly formed political combine of Trinamul Congress and the SUCI. Train services were disrupted in Kolkata and north Bengal. ...
  • National wipes: What's making news January 4, 2008

    Here’s what is making news across the country. ...
  • No threat to JD(S)-BJP coalition: Kumaraswamy November 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Bowing to pressure from the JD(S), the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has called off its protest in Karnataka. Over the last 24 hours, former Chief Minister and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy has given confusing signals on ties between his party and the BJP. Kumaraswamy said on Sunday that the...
  • 'I want to run my own state, sans Cong, BJP' October 8, 2007

    Bangalore: While Left-UPA ties go through their lowest phase, another political potboiler is reaching its conclusion in Karnataka. With the BJP withdrawing support from the coalition government, the state is staring at early Assembly elections. But the man at the centre of the controversy – JD(S) patriarch and kingmaker H...
  • 'My son realises mistake of aligining with BJP' September 27, 2007

    New Delhi/Bangalore: The political crisis in Karnataka is taking fresh twists and turns every passing hour. Adding a new element to what looks like endgame in the state, JD(S) patriarch and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda said on Thursday night that his son had realised the mistake of...
  • Damage control? K'taka CM to award 3 hockey players September 26, 2007

    New Delhi: In what appears to be a hasty damage control exercise, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday evening announced a Rs-2 lakh cash award for the members of Indian hockey team. The move came hours after Kumaraswamy snubbed the hockey players – who had threatened to go on...
  • Get Hockey World Cup, get honoured: K'taka CM September 26, 2007

    New Delhi: While the Indian cricket team got a hero’s welcome upon their arrival in Mumbai, the Indian hockey team is irked by the “step-motherly treatment” it was meted out after having won the Asia Cup. The team members have gone on a 'hunger strike' but t his offensive has failed...
  • Bangalore: 2 held for swindling man of Rs 1.14 cr August 22, 2007

    New Delhi: The Bangalore police have arrested two boys who allegedly cheated a man out of Rs 1.14 crore. The boys had claimed to be close friends of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy's son, Nikhil Gowda. Police say the duo, Sukesh and Saleem, said they could get property ownership documents...
  • A yr on, Kumaraswamy's on track February 3, 2007

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy completes a year in office on Saturday. It's been an eventful year for the young chief minister who waged a dramatic political coup last year and joined hands with the BJP to come to power in the state. While opinion is divided about...
  • Welcome to bigger, 'Greater' B'lore June 18, 2007

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Legislature will soon take up a Bill, making official the amalgamation of City Municipal Councils, Town Municipal Council and over a hundred urbanised villages with Bangalore city. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy made the announcement while participating in a meeting of civic agencies, NGOs and residents' associations. “Regarding Greater...
  • Why Karnataka CM slept in a hut June 18, 2007

    Hingalgi (Karnataka): Rudraiah, a resident of Hingalgi village in Karnataka had a very special guest at his home - Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy. Rudraiah is one of the five-lakh HIV-positive patients in the state and the Chief Minister has decided to stay the night at his hut to set...
  • State fixes meal: kids, drink milk June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Putting an end to the egg-banana controversy, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has announced that the government will serve milk instead of eggs during the mid-day meals in schools. Kumaraswamy said the government had kept in mind the feelings of various people including religious heads who had opposed...
  • Karnataka govt can't fix kids meal June 18, 2007

    Bangalore: Karnataka government seems to have egg on its face as far as providing mid-day meals to children in government-run schools is concerned. The state cabinet - convened on Saturday to discuss whether eggs or bananas should be served as part of school meals – drew a blank on the...
  • It's eggs vs bananas for K'taka govt June 18, 2007

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government could slip on the proverbial bannana peel on a new issue that has cropped up - whether school children should be fed eggs or bananas. The question is not 'what came first, the chicken or the egg'. For the Karnatak government, the question instead is,...
  • Gere goes gaga over Kumaraswamy June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Hollywood actor Richard Gere has joined a host of celebrities in India to spread the message among commercial sex workers. The Pretty Woman actor on Saturday, lauded Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy's initiative to stay at the home of an HIV affected person to remove the stigma attached...
  • Do or die battle for Siddaramaiah June 21, 2007

    Bangalore: It is a do or die battle for ousted Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister as he tries desperately to retain his political clout and space by winning this all important by-poll. With Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy making all out efforts to ensure the defeat of now Congress candidate Siddaramaiah,...
  • Gowda, Siddaramiah face-off June 21, 2007

    Chamundeshwari (Karnataka): The elections for the Chamundeswari Assembly seat in Karnataka are around the corner and former deputy chief minister Siddaramiah is seeking a re-election. Once a protege of Deve Gowda, Siddaramiah is contesting on a Congress ticket from the seat that he has won for the last 15 years. This...