- December 2006
- The Person of 2006 – HDK
The chief minister of a state who is yet to complete one year in office and is yet to make a big mark might hardly be a candidate for the person of the year. But surprise of surprises, H D Kumaraswamy was the winner of the Karnataka Person of 2006 / My Times My Voice poll which saw hundreds of entries by fax, snail mail and email, apart from choices made on the blogand over phone.
- Roof for every roofless: HDK’s promise
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is in an upbeat mood. He has every reason to bid goodbye to 2006 and welcome 2007 with a big smile as the Deccan Herald poll put him on top of the list of achievers.
- CM’s ‘mobile’ clinic for people’s woes
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy held a marathon Janata Darshan up to 9.30 pm from 11 am, at his official residence ‘Krishna’ on Saturday. More than 4,000 people from different parts of the state had come to air their grievances to the CM. As in many previous Janata Darshans, handicapped attended in more numbers.
- Urban body polls may be delayed: CM
Elections to the 222 urban local bodies are likely to be put on the back burner for some more time as delimitation exercise is yet to be completed.
- CM’s focus on land use conversions, registrations
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, on Wednesday, directed the official machinery to exercise utmost caution while sanctioning land use conversions and permitting land registrations in the gramatana areas of Bangalore Urban District…
- Karnataka CM’s wife to start TV channel
Guess who will be the first Kannadiga to own a television channel? It is Karnataka CM H D Kumara-swamy’s wife Anitha. The channel — Kasturi — will be launched in the last week of January.
- EC trashes charges of partisanship
It is not just the Congress and JD(S) which have locked horns in the highdecibel campaign for the Chamundeshwari assembly bypoll, which concluded on Saturday. JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda and his son, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, questioning the central observer’s actions on alleged poll code violation by them has invited the wrath of the Election Commission of India.
- The Person of 2006 – HDK
- November 2006
- Sindhia tried to oust Siddaramaiah: CM
Chief Minister Kumaraswamy on Wednesday accused former minister and his senior partyman P G R Sindhia of trying to oust former deputy chief minister Siddaramaiah from the JD(S) at one point of time.
- Kumaraswamy accuses Cong of creating fear psychosis
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today alleged that the Congress was creating an atmosphere of fear in the Chamundeswari Assembly constituency, facing bypoll on December four, by filing a series of petitions with the Election Commission.
- Kumaraswamy offers to resign if Cong proved charge
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today offered to resign if the Congress proved that JD (S) has brought people from other places to the city to cast bogus votes in the December four Chamundeswari Assembly byelection.
- Kumaraswamy launches election campaign in Chamundeswari
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today launched election campaign in Chamundeswari Assembly constituency, visiting as many as 20 villages and seeking people’s support for his party candidate in the bypoll scheduled for December four.
- Kumaraswamy’s village stay a political gimmick: KPCC
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President Mallikarjuna Kharge today termed Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s village stay as a ”political gimmick” and said he should instead take up developmental works as such acts would not yield any result.
- Kumaraswamy calls Siddaramaiah for open debate on devt works
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today called for a debate on a single platform about the developmental works taken up by former Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in his Chamundeswari Assembly constituency, compared to the Holenarasipura seat represented by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda.
- Kumaraswamy cautions corporates against neglecting local talent
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today cautioned industrialists from the State that if local talent was continuously neglected in employment opportunities, it would snowball into a major social problem in the future.
- Settle border dispute, CM told
Opposition leader in the legislative council H K Patil on Monday took strong objection to the renewed statement of chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Belgaum border dispute.
- HDK exhibits his poetic talent
While Wednesday was a day to celebrate the contribution of the great Kannada poets and writers, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy showed his poetic skills by making a few modifications in the song “Udayavagali Kannada Nadu
- Sindhia tried to oust Siddaramaiah: CM
- October 2006
- B’lore IT.in: Rural quiz attracts 9.50 lakh students
The Rural IT Quiz conducted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), as part of the Bangalore IT.in the mega exposition, attracted more than 9.50 lakh students in the state.
- B’lore IT.in: City a hub of Chip Design, IP prod
Bangalore city, which has emerged as the Silicon Valley of the country with scores of major global software giants setting up offshore entities here, is now turning into a hub of chip design and Intellectual Property product development.
- Strong fundamentals fostering IT revolution: HDK
Strong fundamentals for fostering Information and communications technology and over a million highly talented IT professionals had led to the country commanding global attention in the sector, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said.
- Govt will increase widow allowance, says CM
The State government will increase the monthly allowance to handicapped and widows from the present Rs 300 to Rs 500, next year.
- Karnataka will get its 28th district
Karnataka will soon have a new district — the 28th — named after Bangalore’s founder Kempe Gowda. The present Bangalore rural district will be carved into two and CM H D Kumaraswamy’s constituency Ramanagaram will be made the headquarters of the proposed Kempe Gowda district.
- Scheme for economic empowerment of poor on the anvil: Kumaraswamy
The Karnataka Government proposes to implement a programme, enabling poor families unable to manage two square meals a day to earn at least Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said today. Inaugurating the Bhavans Institute of Management on the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan premises here, he said the programme would help to increase their economic standard and lead a peaceful life.
- Rajyotsava awards only to 50 persons: Kumaraswamy
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumarswamy today said that the State Government will limit the number of Rajyotsava awardees to 50 as the State celebrates its golden jubilee year of formation. Talking to newsmen here he said that the awards would be announced on November 1, when the state formation day would be celebrated.
- Vidhana Soudha comes alive
Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy got his wish: he said he wanted Vidhana Soudha to look like the glittering and glorious Hampi of Krishnadevaraya and it did!
- Siddu just wanted to be CM: HDK
Continuing his scathing attack on former Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday charged that the former, who was gripped by the “craze” to become the Chief Minister, “had no time” to understand the grievances of the people of his constituency.
- CM launches loan scheme for SC, STs
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday kickstarted the government’s ambitious scheme to distribute Rs 5,000 as loan to self-employed SC/ST individuals, as a ‘support’ for their initiative.
- Vacancies in primary schools to be filled up: Kumaraswamy
The Karnataka Government will fill up all the vacancies in primary schools across the State, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy announced today. Declaring at the opening of the ‘District Teachers Community Hall’, built at a cost of Rs 60 lakh here, he said the State Cabinet had approved the appointment of primary school teachers to which Finance department had too given its nod. The Government had been providing priority to primary education and had sanctioned opening of 500 high schools and 200 junior colleges in the State, besides 67 first grade colleges in taluks in the coming year. All the Assembly constituencies have been provided with high schools, he added.
- Govt. will not hesitate to ban illegal organisations: Kumaraswamy
Karnataka Government will not hesitate to ban organisation which involve in anti-social activities and disturb peace in the State, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said today.Talking to newsmen at B C Halli in Bannur Taluk in the District, he said that ”it was a bounden duty of the government to safe guard both people and the state from such anti-social organisations which not only disturb peace but leads to loss of public property. ”There was no alternative to the government but to ban such illegal organisations. The ban was necessary not only to protect the property but also to arrest spread of such activities to other parts of the State.
- Dharam Singh demands CBI probe on HDK, BMIC issue
Former Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition N Dharam Singh today reiterated his demand for a CBI inquiry into the mining scam and BMIC issue, in which allegations were levelled against Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.
- CM wants debate on present quota system
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Friday called for a debate on whether the existing reservation system based on caste should be continued or not. “Poverty is no longer confined to some castes. Whether it is SCs or Brahmins, it is there in all castes. Hence, there is a need for debate in this regard,” he stated at a public meeting in Bannur.
- CM goes on a sanctioning spree
Chamundeshwari, one among the five largest constituencies in Karnataka, never had it so good.With election to the constituency nearing, several development programmes have been chalked out for implementation.
- Court reserves order on charges against CM
A petition urging the high court to haul up former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and chief minister H D Kumaraswamy for contempt over issuing an advertisement was argued by petitioner A V Amarnathan on Thursday. The high court reserved judgement on the admission of the matter.
- Kumaraswamy rules out judicial inquiry into violence in Mangalore
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today ruled out ordering a Judicial inquiry into the recent violence in Mangalore City and surrounding areas in which two people were killed and over 100 were injured.
- Kumaraswamy yet to decide on nature of inquiry
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said he would take a quick decision on the nature of inquiry to be ordered into the recent communal violence in Mangalore city and its outskirts and the quantumof compensation to be awarded to the victims.
- It’s BJP’s job, too: CM
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has asserted that the government will take suitable steps to ensure that the Datta jayanthi row does not affect communal harmony. After receiving memoranda here on Sunday from various organisations who demanded that the government act tough on the issue as well as the communal riots in Mangalore, the CM declared that the government would not allow the jayanthi row to affect peace. Several organisations demanded that the Shobha yatra should not be allowed.
- Govt will not go back on English rule: CM
Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday said there was no question of the government withdrawing its decision to introduce English from Class 1 in government schools.
- 50 lakh houses to be built in Karnataka for poor: Kumaraswamy
The Karnataka Government will take up a huge project of constructing 50 lakh group houses in the next one year to house poor people in both rural and urban areas of the State, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy announced today. Speaking to newspersons after visiting many villages on the city outskirts, he said the houses would be built in villages.
- Shobha Yatra: Govt. to abide by High Court Order: Kumaraswamy
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said the government will abide by the High Court order on the proposed Shobha Yatra at the controversial Bababudangiri Datta Peetha in Chikmagalur district. Speaking to newspersons just before inaugurating the Jamboo Savari the concluding event of Mysore Dasara Festivities here, he said the issue of Shobha Yatra and any possible unlawful events or disturbance that may arise out of it, would amount to violation of law.
- B’lore IT.in: Rural quiz attracts 9.50 lakh students
- September 2006
- Session in Belgaum an annual affair: Kumaraswamy
A session of the Karnataka legislature here will be an annual affair henceforth, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said here today. The session aimed to bring harmony between marathi and kannada speaking pupulation besides helping in removing the feeling of regional imbalance in the state, he said during the occasion of address by Governor T N Chaturvedi to the special session to mark the golden jubilee of state formation.
- Maha DCM’s provocative speech spoils environment: Kumaraswamy
Karnataka chief minister H D Kumarswamy today termed the speech of Maharashtra deputy Chief Minister R R Patil at the Marathi speaking persons convention here provocative and said such things would spoil the environment of a peaceful society.
- Coalition will arrive at consensus: CM
“There was no need to misinterpret the statements issued by former prime minister H D Deve Gowda with regards to the BJP moving away from the principles of the coalition government. He had infact given certain suggestions as to how a coalition government should function. Keeping those principles in view, we are trying to run the coalition government, informed Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.
- Mallya asks Kumaraswamy Govt to seek fresh mandate
Liquor baron and Janata Party leader Vijay Mallya today urged the Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-BJP Government in Karnataka to seek a fresh mandate if it was not able to deliver the goods to the people.
- Kumaraswamy to perform Bhoomi Pooja on Sept 22 for Kalasa-Banduri
The Karnataka government has decided to go ahead with implementation of Kalasa Banduri drinking water project without waiting for the clearance from the Union Government, Minister for Water Resources K S Eshwarappa said today.
- Cane growers upset with HDK, meet on Sept 25
The Sugarcane Growers’ Association of Mysore and Chamrajnagar districts came down heavily on Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy for his ‘apathy’ towards cane farmers. “Kumaraswamy was born and brought up in a city. Thus despite being the son of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, who calls himself the ‘son of the soil,’ he has no concern for the farmer community,” charged Association President Kurubur Shanthkumar. “Kumaraswamy should not forget that his father had come to power largely due to the support of the farmer community in the State.
- Belgaum session: CM cautions troublemakers
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday warned that the government would get tough with people and groups creating law and order problems over the special session of the State legislature planned to be held in Belgaum from September 25 to 29.
- CM at derecognised school!
At a school that violates the language policy and run by the editor of a Kannada tabloid, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy was the chief guest at the Independence Day celebrations! The school with 3,000 children in Bangalore South has not been derecognised.
- CM clarifies stand on madrasas
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday denied media reports that he had made an observation during a recent conference that terrorists could take shelter in Madrasas in the state.
- HDK creates ‘record’ by taking part in celebration
Sunday was a red-letter day for the people of Gulbarga as Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Home Minister M P Prakash, other ministers and scores of other personalities participated in the Hyderabad-Karnataka Liberation Day celebrations. For the first time a chief minister participated in the Liberation Day celebrations, which began in 1995.
- Kumaraswamy seeks officials’ cooperation in devt works
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today sought the cooperation of officials to implement schemes effectively for the development of the State. Addressing a meeting of Deputy Commissioners and Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officers, he said the role of officials was significant for the better implementation of development works in this liberalised economy.
- Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy orders suspension of four Govt Employees
Four government officials including Tahsildar of K R Nagara M P Varkhedy were kept under suspension following complaints of ‘ corruption and harassment’ to the people.
- CM directs BMP, BDA to act
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is listening to the “Mr CM, Are You Listening?” campaign against bad roads launched by Deccan Herald.
- HDK to set in motion more development works
Like last week, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will be laying foundation stone for various development works in K R Nagar taluk in the district. On August 30, the chief minister laid foundation stone for 30 development works in Nanjangud. The chief minister will lay foundation stone for a 66/11 kv power station at Chunchankatte at 10:30 am besides laying foundation for a high school at Chunchankatte and PU College at Hanasoge. He will inaugurate the much-awaited revival of Srirama Sugar Factory at Chunchankatte. PWD Minister H D Revanna will also lay foundation stone for some road works.
Chief Minister fulfills promise
The promise of a milk chilling centre, which Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had made to the youth of Chikkakanya during his overnight stay there on August 30, has been fulfilled. Mysore Milk Dairy officials said that the cold storage (co-operative society) center for storing milk has been sanctioned to the village . Within a fortnight, the center will start functioning, Dairy MD A S Premnath said.
Govt to abide by KAT order: CM
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday said the government will respect the Karnataka Administrative Tribunal’s order to provide jobs to six physically challenged persons, who had appeared for the gazetted probationers examination of the Karnataka Public Service Commission.
Kumaraswamy warns Centre for changing stand on border issue
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today warned the UPA government that it would be directly held responsible for any future developments in the Northern Karnataka region, particularly Belgaum, Nippani and Karwar, due to the volteface by it on the Karnataka- Maharashtra border issue.
Kumaraswamy to attend in CMs Conference on internal security
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumarasway will be attending the Conference of Chief Ministers to discuss issues pertaining to internal security, to be chaired by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on September Five.
CM, ex-PM pledge eyes
They are not just together in politics. The father-son duo has also got together for a cause far removed from it. Former prime minister and JD (S) leader H D Deve Gowda and his son, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, last week, pledged their eyes to the Narayana Nethralaya on the occasion of the eye-donation fortnight.
Solve border row: CM to Sonia
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has urged Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who is visiting the State on Sunday, to put pressure on the Centre to resolve the boundary row that Maharashtra has raised afresh.
CM’s date with Chikkakanya
The humble village folk of Chikkakanya, a tiny village in Mysore taluk, did not sleep on Wednesday night. They had an obvious reason to stay awake as none other than the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr H D Kumaraswamy was visiting their village to stay there overnight.
HDK lays foundation for 30 projects
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday laid the foundation for 30 development projects at the temple town – Nanjangud, popularly known as ‘Dakshin Kashi’. The CM laid the foundation stones for the works in a symbolic manner at the specially-built dias in front of Srikanteshwaswamy Temple, by pressing a button.
HDK’s next halt could well be a tribal hamlet
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy announced on Thursday that the ambitious ‘Village Adoption Project’, to make villages self-sufficient, will take-off from November 1 with the implementation of infrastructureprojects in villages. One thousand select villages would be adopted in the first phase of the project, and development works, including water supply, sanitation and self-employment programmes, will be taken up, he said.
CM to speak to Wadiyar
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said here on Thursday that a high-power committee will be set up in the next two days to address the issues concerning the much-delayed ‘Sound and Light’ show at Mysore Palace.
Beware of land mafia in Mysore, says CM
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday said, land mafia is raising its head in Mysore and asked officials to be careful to prevent land grabbing. “A piece of land that was costing Rs 2.2 lakh in Mysore sometime back is now costing Rs 25 lakh. Even the government land is under threat from the land mafia. The officials must be careful and act against the illegal activity,” he said, after dedicating the four-lane Mysore- Bangalore Highway and inaugurating the six-laning of Mysore- Srirangapatna Road. The CM said, he would support any official action against land grabbing.
- Session in Belgaum an annual affair: Kumaraswamy
Kumaraswamy asks DCs to effectively implement FFW scheme
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said he had instructed all Deputy Commissioners to effectively implement the Centrally-sponsored food-for-work scheme.
Kumaraswamy lays foundation stone for grade separator
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today laid the foundation stone for the Rs 23 crore grade separator project at the junction of the newly constructed Bangalore-Mysore four-lane State highway near Kengeri here.
No confidence in Centre helping in fighting flood affected: HDK
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said he has lost confidence in the Union government coming to help in taking up rehabilitaton works in the flood affected areas in the state.
Karnataka HC asks Reddy to rectify petition against Kumaraswamy
The Karnataka High Court today adjourned by one week the hearing of the writ petition filed by suspended BJP Legislator G Janardhana Reddy, seeking a CBI probe into the bribery charge levelled by him against Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, to enable the petitioner’s counsel to rectify and comply with the requirements of the writ rules.
No force can topple my govt, says Kumaraswamy
Brushing aside as baseless the corruption charges levelled against him and his family members by suspended BJP legislator G Janardhana Reddy, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today asserted that no force could topple his government.
NRN was requested to firm up roadmap for K’taka’s Knowledge sector: HDK
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy tonight announced that Infosys Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy has been asked to firm up road map for the development of State Knowledge Sector.
Kumaraswamy ridicules his critics on CD issue
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said it was high time leaders brought out Compact Discs (CDs) on the condition of roads in their constituencies, instead of targeting him.
BJP legislator backs CM
Congress party does not have the moral right to demand resignation of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy in the wake of mining pay off allegations made against him, said Honnali BJP legislator M P Renukacharya.
Reddy substantiates bribery charge on Karnataka CM
Substantiating his Rs 150 crore bribery allegation against Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his ministerial colleagues and family members, by releasing evidences such as compact discs and audio tapes, suspended BJP legislator G Janardhana Reddy today sought a CBI probe into the entire episode.
CM to lay foundation for power projects
PWD and Energy Minister H D Revanna on Monday said Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy would be laying the foundation for power projects in a fortnight. The projects are projected to generate 1,280 MW of power.
CM unveils new Urs statue
A new statue of former chief minister, the late Devaraj Urs, was installed at the Vidhana Soudha on Sunday on the occasion of his 91st birth anniversary. It was unveiled by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, in the presence of Cabinet colleagues, including Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Social Welfare Minister Balchandra Jarkhiholi and others.
Devaraj Urs a champion of Dalits: Kumaraswamy
Recalling the services of former Karnataka Chief Minister Devaraj Urs, who companioned the cause of backward classes and Dalits, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said that there was a need to relaunch the struggle to give the oppressed their due share in the society.
Kumaraswamy terms Cong’s contribution to Alamatti as negative
Brushing aside the Congress criticism for not inviting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for dedicating the multi-purpose Alamatti reservoir built across river Krishna to the nation, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said that party’s contribution to the project was only negative.
No threat to Karnataka Govt: Kumaraswamy
Unperturbed by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party Legislator G Janardhana Reddy’s threat to disclose evidence to substantiate the bribery allegations against him, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said there is no threat to the stability of the JD(S)-BJP coalition Government.
Floods: Centre neglecting K’taka’s plea for funds: Kumaraswamy
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today accused the Union Government of neglecting the state government’s appeal for financial assistance to carry out relief work in flood-ravaged areas in several parts of the state.
CM hints at dropping Zameer from Cabinet
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy hinted at dropping Wakf Minister Zameer Ahmed from the Cabinet. The Chief Minister was speaking to reporters after inaugurating the S D Jayaram Hitech Hospital and CTC Sanjeevini emergency treatment unit here on Sunday.
CM taunts Kharge
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday taunted KPCC President Mallikarjuna Kharge, saying, “he harps on the CNN-IBN survey that Sonia Gandhi is likely to become the next Prime Minister. I would like to bring to his notice that the same channel has also brought out names of his party members involved in the Telgi stamp paper scam,” the chief minister told reporters. He added that such people continue to make allegations on the father-son duo, without any basis.
An IIT in State likely, says CM
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday announced the likelihood of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) for Karnataka. Bureaucrats who attended a meeting preceding the announcement said the IIT would be established outside Bangalore.
HDK calls his men for pep talk
With smoke signals of discontent brewing in JD(S), chief minister H D Kumaraswamy has convened a meeting of his party legislators here on Thursday.
Bangalore to get a new medical college: CM
A new medical college will be set up in the city from the next academic year. On Wednesday, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy told reporters that the proposed medical college will come up at Beggars’ Colony site on Magadi Road along with the new campus of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences.
Centre ignoring demands: CM
After pulling up bureaucrats for their purported slackness, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday turned his ire on the UPA government for not being responsive to the state’s demands.
CM proposes track doubling, Railway Board cries a halt
Union Minister of State for Railways R Velu, on Saturday, disclosed that the Railway Board has not yet cleared the proposal for doubling the broad-gauge between Ramanagaram and Mysore, as part of Bangalore-Mysore gauge doubling project.
CM launches adult literacy drive
The Suvarna Sakshara Andolana, a programme which aims to increase the adult literacy level in the State, was launched by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy at Jaibhuvaneshwari Nagar on Thursday.
CM declares moratorium on official transfers
Vowing to put the state on fast track of development, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Friday served a 30-day ultimatum to the heads of government departments to clear files related to proposals on development works.
Karnataka CM discusses highways projects with Baalu
Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy called on Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Minister T.R.Baalu here today and sought the Centre’s full cooperation in speedy execution of various projects in the state.
Priority to metro and mono: CM
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said that the State government would give priority to both metro and mono rails, on Friday. “Mono rail will be the feeder system for the metro. Work is progressing in this regard, and global tenders will be called for soon,” he said. The mono rail project is presently being handled by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation. Four corridors have been proposed, based on an interim traffic report prepared by RITES.
CM’s assets will be on Lok Ayukta site
Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy has decided to go public: He will post the details of his father-former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda’s entire family assets on the Lok Ayukta website.
Again! Golfer’s drive dents HDK’s car
A golfer’s lofty drive from the Bangalore Golf Club (BGC) on Wednesday landed on the CM’s car with a thud and a dent, enough to send police outriders into a security overdrive.
Kumaraswamy brushes aside charges against him and his family
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today alleged that the Opposition Congress was engaged in levelling baseless allegations against him and his family members to tarnish his image.
Six months: A roller coaster ride for Kumaraswamy Govt
Braving controversies and a series of corruption charges, the Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-BJP coalition Government in Karnataka managed to complete six months in office, today.
Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy completes 6 months
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said it was for the people to give their judgement on the performance of the JD (S)-BJP coalition government which completed six months in office today.
Narayana Murthy’s services sought for Karnataka’s development: CM Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today sought the services of Infosys Chairman and Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy for the development of the State after his retirement on August 20.
Centre should help Chikungunya hit states: Kumaraswamy
The Union government should extend all help to the Southern States to fight dreaded disease Chikungunya spread of which is causing concern, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said here today.
Reddy’s defamation suit against Kumaraswamy admitted
A lower court here today admitted the private defamation criminal case filed by suspended BJP MLC G Janardhana Reddy against Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Home Minister M P Prakash and Forests Minister C Chennigappa, without naming their designations.
Kumaraswamy chooses not to react to illegal mining charge
Refusing to be further drawn into any more controversies over the illegal mining issue, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said those who claim to have proof either against him or his family could hand it over to the judicial commission, constituted by the Government to go into the matter.
Cauvery water issue will not arise this year: HDK
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday expressed confidence that the Cauvery river water sharing issue between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will not arise this year, as all reservoirs are filled to the brim.
CM vows to resolve drinking water problem in Mysore
Another visit and yet another promise for Mysoreans who are reeling under severe water crisis. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy who visited Mysore on Wednesday to offer pooja to the river Cauvery, again promised to solve drinking water problem in the city. “I will hold a meeting with officials on July 31 on the issue and will take a suitable step,” he told reporters at KRS, where he offered pooja to river Cauvery.
Ignore Gowda’s anti-BJP comments, says HDK
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wedn-esday underplayed former prime minister H D Deve Gowda’s comments against coalition partner BJP saying, “one need not give much importance to it.”
Kumaraswamy defends Gowda’s remarks
Defending JD(S) President and his father H D Deve Gowda’s remarks that some disgruntled elements in the BJP had joined hands with the Congress to weaken his party by kicking up the mining controversy, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said he had made the statement in the larger interests of the party and had not accused the entire BJP.
I have not committed any mistake: CM
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said on Monday that those who had levelled bribery charges against him in the mining issue will be caught in their own web. Speaking after laying the foundation stone for the Amani tank restoration work in Maidala, Kumaraswamy said that he was not telling a lie in the presence of Siddaganga seer Dr Shivakumar Swamy.
MLC files defamatory case against Kumaraswamy
Suspended BJP legislator G Janardhana Reddy, whose bribery allegation against Chief Minister H Kumaraswamy snowballed into a major controversy, today filed a private criminal defamatory case against Mr Kumaraswamy and two of his ministerial colleagues without naming their designations.
CM hears 1,796 cases in 8 hours
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, after eight hours of interaction with the public during Janata Darshan here on Saturday, heard 1,796 complaints. However, close to 200 people were left stranded as the CM assured them that he would attend to them after the BJP, JD(S) joint party meet that was held later in the evening. The CM helped solve as many issues as he could, even dipping into the CM’s Relief Fund to dole out compensation or to help in medical treatment.
BJP should have allowed Reddy to speak: CM
The spotlight is on Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. Every word and action of his is being watched. However, he claims that he is not worried over BJP MLC Janaradhana Reddy’s bribery charges, but is preparing himself to wage a legal battle against Reddy.
CM to attend 11th 5-Year Plan Draft Action Plan meet
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will participate in the 11th Five Year Plan Draft Action Plan meeting, to be held in Thiruvananthapuram tomorrow.
Bribery charge rocks H D Kumaraswamy’s boat
Suspended BJP Legislator G Janardhana Reddy today dared Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to resign and face a CBI inquiry into the Rs 150 crore bribery allegation, even as the Janata Dal (Secular) today hinted of a defamation case against him.
Bribery charge: BJP MLC dares Kumaraswamy to quit, face CBI probe
Continuing his tirade against Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, suspended Bharatiya Janata Party Legislator G Janardhan Reddy today dared him to quit his post and face a CBI probe into the allegation of taking Rs 150 crore bribe from the mining lobby.
Bribery charge: JD (U) asks Kumaraswamy to step down
The Janata Dal (United) in Karnataka today demanded that Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy step down from power in the wake of BJP legislator G Janardhan Reddy reiterating the bribery charge against him and pave the way for others to form a non-Congress government in the state.
BJP MLC reiterates bribe charge against Kumaraswamy
The five-and-a-half-month-old JD(S)-BJP coalition Government in Karnataka ran into rough weather today, with the controversial BJP Member of Legislative Council G Janardhana Reddy asserting the bribery charge against Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and the latter declining to oblige the Opposition demand for his resignation.
AWAKE building to get govt aid: HDK
The State government will provide financial assistance for the construction of a multi-purpose centre for women entrepreneurs on the five-acre land allotted to the Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Karnataka (Awake).
Kumaraswamy lambasts Opposition for disrupting Assembly
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today lambasted the Congress leaders for frequently disrupting the Assembly proceedings and charged them with indulging in ”cowardice politics” instead of facing issues boldly.
CM, Gov meet over Lok Ayukta appointment
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today met Governor T N Chaturvedi in connection with the appointment of a new Lok Ayukta. The meeting, which lasted for more than an hour, was regarding the appointment of the new Lok Ayukta following the term of Mr Justice N Venkatachala coming to an end recently.
Mumbai blasts: Karnataka CM reviews security measures
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today reviewed with top officials the security measures taken in the city in the wake of the serial bomb blasts that rocked the Western Railway line in Mumbai yesterday, claiming over 180 lives and leaving behind scores of people injured.
Deviation may be regularised in City
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said the Government is considering regularisation of residential structures where there is a deviation up to 25 per cent, on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after the inauguration of a stretch of the Airport Road flyover, Mr Kumaraswamy said discussions on this subject were held on Monday, where it was decided to regularise certain illegal structures, in the wake of the Koramangala demolitions by the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike.
CM Kumaraswamy charged of taking bribe
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s is being charged of taking a bribe of Rs 150 crore from a mining company in Bellary district.
Kumaraswamy bowls a googly!
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy bowled a googly of the original kind on Friday – A cricket googly. He succeeded in breaking the strong opening partnership of the Press Club of Bangalore (PCB) team at a friendly match between mediapersons and legislators at Chinnaswamy Stadium
It’s cricket over education for CM
“We’re not asking for money, it’s a private-public partnership that we are looking for,” were the words of a disturbed Mr Kumar Malavalli, director, Edurite Technologies.
HDK vows to end ’11-yr BMIC hell’
Going on the offensive against promoters of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor, CM Kumaraswamy on Thursday announced a judicial probe into the project and promised farmers “excess” land will be returned to them. In a 3 hour and 45 minutes reply in the assembly, backed by voluminous documents, Kumaraswamy likened himself to Abhimanyu in the Mahabharata and vowed: “I’ll go one up on Abhimanyu.
CM’s hi-tech home
After getting a cow for prosperity, Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy has now gone hi-tech by installing the latest gizmos of the oeuvre. CM’s official residence, Krishna, boasts of an Advanced Vehicle Scanner System installed underground at the entrance to the house.
Bribery charge: Kumaraswamy’s ouster demanded
Former Lok Sabha member and senior All India Progressive Janata Dal leader Kodandaramaiah today demanded that Karnataka Governor T N Chaturvedi oust Mr H D Kumaraswamy, facing serious bribery charges, from Chief Ministership.
CM warns of action against illegal mining
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said the State government will initiate stringent action against those involved in illegal mining and take steps to curb the menace.
Heed workers or exit, CM tells JD(S) ministers
In an effort to boost the party organisation, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday warned that he would not hesitate to sack the JD (S) ministers if they ignore party workers.
Kumaraswamy convenes DCs meeting to tackle Chikungunya
With Chikungunya spreading across Karnataka affecting lakhs of people, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has convened a meeting of Deputy Commissioners of all districts on July five to chalk out an effective programme to tackle the disease.
CM’s outing fuels ire in Assembly
The Opposition members took exception to Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy embarking on a foreign tour when the legislature is in session.
Kumaraswamy to visit Singapore from June 27
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is on Singapore visit for three days from tomorrow at the invitation of Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang.
CM’s concern for greenery
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s speech at the foundation laying ceremony did not only address those who will lose land to make way for the metro. He showed concern for those who will lose trees too!
CM chants infrastructure mantra
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has said the thrust of infrastructure projects should be towards ensuring convenience and comfort of citizens and not on enriching a few developers and investors.
HDK pushes coastal project
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday brought to the PM’s notice the issue of sea erosion in the coastal districts of Karnataka. He urged the Central government to clear a Rs 240-crore project that the State had proposed in order to check the problem. The Chief minister highlighted the plight of fishermen in Ullal, who have been considerably affected by the sea erosion.
CM eats his words on BMIC ‘bribe’
CM Kumaraswamy on Wednesday denied he ever said a “former minister and a journalist” tried to bribe him on the BMIC matter. The Congress had been stalling assembly for the past two days trying to get from CM’s mouth who the two guilty parties were.
Gowda Jr dashes off letter to PM
As the debate on reducing excise duty on diesel rages on, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy has sought PM Manmohan Singh’s intervention not just to grant rebate on the excise duty on diesel but also pull the state transport corporations from the financial brink by resuming captial contributions.
Discharge duties first, then make demands: HDK
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today asked the State Government employees to discharge their duties efficiently, before seeking fulfillment of their demands, including implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission pay scale.
Work or else, Kumaraswamy warns babus
In a stern warning to bureaucrats, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said on Sunday that any violation of government orders, particularly those involving the poor, will be dealt with severely
CM to dig out ‘landmines’
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is all set to take on his detractors by ‘disclosing’ their property details- when driven against the wall on the issue of his assets in BMIC project area.
Click to get a job: CM
“Arm yourself with computer knowledge and come to me for jobs”. This is what chief minister H D Kumaraswamy told job-seekers during his Janata Darshan on Saturday.
CM wants teachers to aid govt on learning
Urging teachers to assist the government in improving the quality of education, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy said teachers should not restrict to teaching alone but should also instil self-confidence in children.
CM orders probe into his assets
In a move to muzzle his detractors, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday announced a judicial inquiry into his assets in the Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project area.
“I am not against Expressway”: Kumaraswamy
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today sought to dispel the impression that his government was against Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project, given absence of any representative at the inauguration ceremony of the project.
BMIC controversy: Vijay Mallya flays Kumaraswamy
Liquor baron and Rajya Sabha member Vijay Mallya today slammed Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy for ”unnecessarily creating a controversy” over the multi-crore Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project being developed by the Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise.
NICE asks Karnataka CM to implement SC directive
Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE), promoters of the multicrore Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project, has urged Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to implement the Supreme Court directive with regard to the project and ensure its trouble-free implementation.
Join hands for City’s growth: CM
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday called upon officials and bureaucrats to look beyond changes in the administrative set-up and work towards effectively addressing Bangalore City’s infrastructure issues.
JD(S)-BJP split over BMIC bill
Serious differences of opinion among the coalition partners in the government, the JD(S) and the BJP, over the provisions of the proposed Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) legislation resulted in the bill being deferred even before it came up before the Cabinet for discussion on Tuesday.
HDK: I’ve land, but not in BMIC path
Admitting that he owns land at Kethaganahalli of Bidadi hobli, Ramanagaram taluk, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday contended that this land was not part of the BMIC project and did not have “any connection to it.”
Karnataka CM calls on Oman Minister for investments
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy held talks with the Minister of Commerce and Industry of Oman Sultan Maqbool bin Ali and officials of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) on investment in the state’s energy sector.
Kumaraswamy seeks face-to-face debate with NICE on Expressway
Throwing an open challenge to the Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE), which is building the controversial Bangalore-Mysore Expressway project, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today called for an open debate to thrash out the differences and proceed with the construction work.
Karnataka CM seeks to clear issues on Expressway
Throwing an open challenge to the Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE), which is building the controversial Bangalore-Mysore Expressway project, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today called for an open debate to thrash out the differences and proceed with the construction work.
BMIC incident: CM to order probe
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswa-my on Sunday said he would order an inquiry into Saturday’s “incident” at the Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project site in Hemmigepura near Kengeri.
CM owns land next to BMIC
Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy owns 24 acres at Kethiganahalli in Bidadi hobli, Ramanagaram taluk, in his own name, according to his own admission. This land is next to the second township in Ramanagaram of the controversial Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC). Documents available with The Times of India, including the affidavit filed by Kumaraswamy at the time of declaring assets before the election officer in 2004, confirm this fact.
CM asks Kannadigas in Gulf to pitch in
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy wanted Kannadigas in the Gulf to pitch in for the Suvarna Karnataka celebrations. At the Abu Dhabi Kannada Sangha’s (ADKS) Silver Jubilee Celebrations at the UAE Armed Forces Officers Club at Abu Dhabi on Friday, the Chief Minister was accompanied by actor Ramesh Arvind, humour writer M S Narasimha Murthy, B R Shetty, patron of the Abu Dhabi Kannada Sangha and ADKS President Sarvotham Shetty.
From Rs 70 to Rs 60,000 cr
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has called for a public debate on the proposed legislation to take over the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project from Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE).
CM gives clean chit to police
Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday gave a clean chit to his government and the police on the handling of violence during Kannada thespian Rajkumar’s funeral, but said the actor’s family kept them in the dark over unfolding events.
Kumaraswamy stone walls all hurdles
A stone wall will remove all hurdles and keep chief minister H D Kumaraswamy longer in office! If it rings alarm bells for the BJP, waiting in the wings to take over from him 16 months from now, then it should blame Vaastu.
Implementation of Cyber Law important: Kumaraswamy
As Information Technology has entered every sphere in the present Society, enacting of proper Cyber Law and its proper implementation assumes importance to curb Cyber crime, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said today. In his presidential speech at the inauguration of International Institute of Information Technology Law (IIITL) here, he said that institutes like IIITL could help the Government to draft effective Cyber Laws which could tackle the Cyber crime which was on the rise.
LC poll: CM confident of fourth candidate’s win
On Congress leader H K Patil’s criticism on the proposal to reduce ceiling for beneficiaries of farm loans at 4 pc interest, he retorted “ ours is a pro-farmer government. “We will get the fourth candidate elected by trust and affection of the MLAs. Those who are accusing us of horse trading are showing their culture. They will get an answer after the election,” said Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. He was speaking to reporters at the helipad on Sunday when he arrived to participate in the State-level meet of the Naik community.
CM turns career counsellor
With over 30 per cent of people attending chief minister H D Kumaraswamy’s Janata Darshan being unemployed, the CM is all set for a new avatar: a career counsellor! In fact, he kickstarted the new venture at the Janata Darshan on Saturday by advising unemployed youth: “Please do a course in computers, chances of getting a job are good.”
Kumaraswamy meets Ministers in Delhi
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today held a series of meetings with several Union Ministers to discuss the speeding up of pending projects with the Centre.
JD (S) will prove its strength to Cong: HDK
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has come down heavily on former chief minister and Opposition leader Dharam Singh for trying to split the Janata Dal (S) by aligning with suspended MLA and former deputy chief minister Siddaramaiah.
Kumaraswamy asks officials to implement policies
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today urged the State bureaucracy to gear up the machinery and ensure implementation of various policies and programmes announced during the first 100 days of the JD(S)-BJP coalition government.
Kumarswamy’s call for IT bigwigs to invest in Hubli-Dharwad
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumarswamy today asserted that his government was committed to take IT to secondary cities and called upon the Information Technology (IT) Companies to invest in North-Karnataka region saying that the government would provide all necessary assistance to investors and entrepreneurs.
Kumaraswamy Govt bungling on all fronts: Sindhia
Accusing the H D Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-BJP coalition Government of bungling on all fronts, former Minister and senior Janata Dal (Secular) leader P G R Sindhia today claimed that the ”unholy” alliance would not last long.
Sincere railway gate keeper disallows CM to pass through
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy was held up near Kustagi Railway cross for a few minutes as the railway gate was closed due to the movement of a goods train on the railway track. He was proceeding to Irkalgada village to attend the marriage of the daughter of JD (S) district president and former Koppal MLA, Karadi Sanganna.
We need funds, BMP tells CM
The BMP on Friday organised an impressive presentation before chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, detailing its ongoing and future projects.
Media-savvy babus gagged
Now it is the turn of chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, who had promised transparency in administration, to put a gag order on bureaucrats preventing the latter from speaking to the media on policy issues.
Karnataka cabinet expansion to be delayed: CM
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today announced that the cabinet expansion would be taken up only after the office-of-profit controversy was resolved in Parliament. Speaking to newspersons at the helipad here, he said a decision to this effect was taken at the meeting of the Coordination Committee, comprising representatives from the ruling JD (S) and the BJP, held in Bangalore yesterday. The appointment of chairmen to various Boards and Corporations would also be taken up only later, he added.
Check unrestricted globalisation: CM
Parliamentarians, thinkers and politicians came together on Sunday to discuss the effects of globalisation, a phenomenon that has had a manifold impact on countries across the world over the past few decades. The topic of the discussion was: ‘Where is globalisation heading?’
Renaming of Gulbarga University: HDK’s assurance causes a stir
Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy’s assurance that the Gulbarga University would be named after the 12th century social reformer Lord Basaveshwara has literally stirred a hornet’s nest here, with pro and anti-stands being taken by different organisations.
Dasara to attract global attention: CM
Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday set the ball rolling for preparations for the world famous Mysore Dasara by announcing that the government intends to arrest the attention of the world through Dasara-2006 and thereby place the cultural capital, Mysore on the global tourism map.
HDK gives nod to Monorail; work from Aug
Another big ticket infrastructure project has just been finalised to ease Bangalore’s traffic woes. In what’s seen as a gift to Bangaloreans, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday gave the nod for the Monorail project, whose work will begin on August 15.
Roads to breathe easy in 6 months: CM
Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy wants to achieve the impossible — cleanse the city’s traffic system in six months! Elucidating on the B-TRAC programme announced in the state budget, Kumaraswamy launched the “Tenpoint programme for the improvement of Bangalore city traffic” on Thursday.
CM to party men: ‘Convert’ goodwill into votes
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has assured party activists of the district of taking extra care of them. He assured them he would visit the district at least two days in a month so as to keep close contact with them.
CM inaugurates water supply works of Vantmuri
It was a memorable day in the history of Vantmuri village in Belgaum taluk today, when one of its long pending dreams came true. Just 28 days back, women of the village had casually briefed Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy that their village was reeling under a severe water problem. They had also suggested the solution for the same and had forgotten about the matter.
CM interested to develop sports dept
New policies and action plan should be made for reorientation of the youth and the sports department at the earliest, said Alakod Hanumanthappa, Sports and Youth Minister.
65:35 formulas for cabinet: CM to discuss with seniors
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has said that he would discuss with party senior leaders before making any decisions on Cabinet expansion. “I have not yet discussed the 65:35 formula of Cabinet formation as suggested by JD (S) president M.P.Prakash.
No difference of opinion over Cabinet expansion: Kumaraswamy
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said there was no difference of opinion among the coalition partners Janata Dal (Secular) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Cabinet expansion issue
Break ties with BJP, Sindhia tells Kumaraswamy
Senior Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former Minister P G R Sindhia today demanded Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to sever ties with the Bharatiya Janata party and build the party as a strong alternative political force in the State.
Development of Bangalore: Stakeholders’ meeting held
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy held a stakeholders’ consultation meeting here today to elicit the views of MPs, MLAs and MLCs from the city to develop a City Development Strategy plan.
Gowda shoots off letter to CM-son
To son, with love. JD(S) supremo and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda has resumed shooting off letters. This time round, his son is at the receiving end. Gowda, who had written 33 letters to the previous Dharam Singh government on a host of issues, sent off his first official letter to his chief minister son H D Kumaraswamy last month.
KDA boss inefficient: CM
The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) will have a new chairman by next week. Mincing no words, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy told reporters en route to inaugurating developmental programmes at Kurugodu in Bellary district: “The inefficiency of the present chairman (Congressman B A Idinabba) is the cause for the nondevelopment of Kannada in border districts.
All-round development is the key: Kumaaraswamy
Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy has assured that all developmental works will be taken up across the State without any discrimination and the divide such as Hyderabad-Karnataka area and Uttara Kannada would be done away with.
M P Prakash to become minister soon, says HDK
Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy disclosed on Saturday that former deputy chief minister M P Prakash would be accommodated in the State cabinet.
CM expresses confidence on tackling water crisis in NK
Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy said that a meeting would soon be convened with irrigation department officials and experts to tackle the water shortage problem in North Karnataka region.
Govt won’t succumb to pressures in transfers
The State Government will not succumb to any pressure from any quarters regarding the transfer of senior officials, including IAS and IPS officers in the State, said Chief Minster H D Kumaraswamy.
CM announces award in Balekundri’s name
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has announced instituting an award in the memory of Balekundri who gave a realistic shape to the irrigation of the region through UKP. Speaking after unveiling the statue of Balekundri, architect of the irrigation project, at Alamatti on Friday, he said about eight engineers would be selected every year for their contribution in the field. Eight engineers were given the awards on the occasion.
State to find permanent solution for CET issue
The State Government will find out a permanent solution for the ongoing confusion over the CET exams for professional courses this year itself, said Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.
HDK to inaugurate Swatantrya bhavan on May 7
Freedom Fighters and Uttaradhikari Sangh under the leadership of great freedom fighter late Balasaheb Potdar, constructed Swatantrya bhavan, as a memorial of freedom struggle, said Parshuram B Nandihali, former MLA and secretary, Belgaum District Freedom Fighters’ and Uttaradhikari Sangh (BDFFUS). Speaking to reporters here on Friday, Nandihali said BDFFUS was the first association formed by the freedom fighters in the district without government’s help.
Cabinet expansion before May 15: Kumaraswamy
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said Cabinet expansion will be taken up before May 15. However, declining to announce the date, Mr Kumaraswamy said, ”exact date I cannot say but the expansion will be positively done before May 15,” he added. He said appointment of Chairmen for various Boards and Corporations would be taken up after Parliament decides on the issue of holding ‘office of profit’ in its next session.
K’taka CM inaugurates Lakkundi Utsav amidst showers
Rain played spoilsport forcing Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to inaugurate the ”Lakkundi Utsav” in a hurry and rush back to his car. When the Chief Minister arrived at the venue half an hour behind schedule, the sun was still shining. However, the weather suddenly changed and rain, accompanied by gutsy winds, started lashing the area, forcing the people to run for shelter.
CM to visit Gadag district on Thursday
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will be visiting Gadag district on May 4. He will arrive here at 10.30 am and will inaugurate the Lakkundi Utsav – 2006 at Lakkundi village at 1 am, after participating in various programmes organised in Gadag.
Illegal mining lobby will be crushed: CM
The Government will not yield to political pressure or money power in tackling the illegal mining lobby, asserted Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. Speaking to the reporters here on Thursday before leaving to inaugurate the Lakkundi Utsav-06, Kumaraswamy said that the government had already launched a crusade against illegal mining firms.
CM urged to revamp MPM
The Mysore Paper Mills Employees’ Association president S Chandrashekar along with other office-bearers and former Bhadravati MLA M J Appaji met Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy at his residence to appraise the strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats of The Mysore Paper Mills.
Chief Minister to visit Bellary on May 7
Former Deputy Chief Minister M P Prakash said the Chief Minister would participate in series of functions in Bellary on May 7. Addressing reporters in Hadagalli on Thursday, Prakash said that on May 6, Chief Minister would lay foundation and inaugurate works worthRs 6.5 crore. He would also visit Singatalur and review SingatalurLift Irrigation Project (SLIP).
Naushad, an artiste unparalleled, says Kumaraswamy
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Rahman Khan and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today expressed profound grief over the demise of legendary music director Naushad Ali.
Govt not neglecting North Karnataka region: CM
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said his government had not shown any negligence towards the north Karnataka region and assured that a major portion of the Rs 1800 crore assistance provided by the Asian Development Bank would be utilised for the development of urban areas in the region.
CM discusses demands of judiciary with CJ
Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy on Tuesday held a meeting with Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph and discussed various issues relating to the unfulfilled demands of the judiciary. Speaking to reporters, Mr Kumaaraswamy said the meeting was held in the backdrop of Supreme Court Chief Justice’s directions to the states to fulfil all requirements of the judiciary.
Two more ring roads to tame traffic
The Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA), of which Mr Kumaaraswamy is the chairman, is taking up two ring roads, named Satellite Town Ring Road (STRR) and Intermediate Ring Road (IRR).
Rs 36,000 cr plan to ease Bangalore traffic congestion
A massive Rs 36,000 crore project will be taken up by the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority to ease traffic congestion and improve infrastructural facilities in and around the hi-tech city. Informing this to newspersons here today, Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy said the project, involving construction of two arterial ring roads and development of five townships, would be completed within three years. It would be funded by the Centre and State government, besides private parties.
CM wants to overhaul sluggish bureaucracy
The Janata Darshans are said to be his eye-opener. It not only exposed him to a plethora of grievances, but also to the bureaucracy’s apathy and limitations. On Wednesday, when the JD(S)-BJP government completes three months in office, CM H D Kumaraswamy has an agenda. A complete overhaul of the bureaucracy. “Bureaucrats have not been able to keep pace with my speed of work.”
Puttenahalli and BTM Layout residents commit CM to deadlines
“We want deadlines not empty promises.”These words greeted chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday when he was mobbed by the citizens during his inspection of Puttenahalli and BTM Layout. The CM had no alternative but to commit himself: completion of Puttenahalli drain and road works in 90 days, BTM Layout road in one month.
HDK to inaugurate ‘Gadinadu Utsav’ on May 7 in Belgaum
Karnataka Rakshana Vedike urged government to inaugurate ‘Gadinadu Utsav’ by hoisting the Kannada flag atop the administrative office of the Belgaum City Corporation on May 7. Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will inaugurate the weeklong Utsav and hoist the Kannada flag to fulfil the long-pending demand of Kannadigas of Belgaum.
HDK inaugurates KSRTC’s online booking facility
Imagine booking your bus tickets from the comfort of your home. With Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy inaugurating ‘Awatar’ software for online ticket reservations of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation buses on Saturday, KSRTC has become the first in the country to have online ticket booking facility for passengers.
Many janata waited in vain for CM’s darshan
The unprecedented turnout of people and the hectic schedule of Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy resulted in several people returning without getting an opportunity to meet the chief minister at the Saturday’s Janata Darshan held in Bangalore. Nearly 5,000 people from different areas of the state descended on the chief minister’s Home Office ‘Krishna’, the venue of the Janata Darshan. A large number of them had arrived at the venue as early as 5 am to make sure that they would get an opportunity to interact with the CM.
Civic mess again angers CM
A closed-door review meeting of progress of works by Bangalore’s civic agencies, particularly the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and the Bangalore Development Authority, is understood to have seen a stern Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy give a dressing down to officials.
Karnataka decides to meet PM on Cauvery issue
The all party meeting convened by the coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy today decided to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ‘pressurise’ him not to constitute another committee to resolve the Cauvery River water dispute.
Govt will act with responsibility: HDK
Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has said that the JD(S)-BJP coalition Government would act with “responsibility and commitment” in protecting the interests of farmers in dealing with the Cauvery water dispute issue. Reacting to the directive by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal to the Centre, Kumaraswamy said he does not want to make any comment on it unless he gets “all information on the issue.”
BJP chief’s allegations baseless: CM
State BJP president D V Sadananda Gowda’s charges of nepotism in appointment of presidents to boards will create problems between the coalition partners, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy warned on Sunday. Kumaraswamy who arrived at Kollur past midnight told mediapersons that the charges were without any basis as no appointments had been made. Addressing media persons, he regretted that Gowda who occupies a responsible position could have drawn his attention before going public with the charges.
Kumaraswamy to take part in DD’s ‘Hello CM’ prog
The Bangalore Doordarshan Kendra will telecast a two-hour live programme, ‘Hello Chief Minister,’ on April 29 during which Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will reply to queries posed by the public. Informing this to newspersons here today, Kendra Director Mahesh Joshi clarified that it was not a phone-in programme. The Chandana channel, which was scheduled to telecast the programme from 1600 hrs, had already received thousands of questions from the public, of which 40 had been selected by a Committee. Mr Kumaraswamy would answer these select questions covering all sectors.
Shettar not to comment on CM’s remarks
Kartnataka Revenue Minister Jagadish Shettar today declined to comment on remarks made by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy that his party was ready to severe links with Bharatiya Janata Party and face elections. Speaking to newsmen here he said he spoke to the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and State BJP Chief Sadananda Gowda about the latest political developments. He denied that the Chief Minister’s remarks would cause any dent to the image of the coalition government of both Janata Dal (Secular) and BJP. There might be some temporary problem which could be resolved soon, he hoped.
HDK – Revanna: Who is the boss?
Who is superior? Elder brother or the younger one? If one goes by the family ties, elder brother is superior and the younger brother has to listen to him though the younger one is the most powerful man in the state. Filial ties were there for all to see at the Hassan district development works review meeting held on Saturday where elder brother H D Revanna dominated the meeting proceedings though his younger brother (read chief minister) H D Kumaraswamy was chairing the meeting.
Cracks appear in JD(S)-BJP marriage
Cracks between coalition partners, JD(S) and BJP, widened on Sunday with chief minister H D Kumaraswamy threatening to go for elections if “false allegations” were levied against him by the junior partner. An upset CM told reporters at Hosanagar in Shimoga district: “The unjustified allegations have pained me; (but) I don’t care for such false allegations.
Cauvery row: Karnataka CM keen on protecting interests
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today assured that the JD(S)-BJP coalition government in the state was committed to protecting the interests of farmers of the state in the vexed Cauvery water dispute. He declined to comment when reporters asked him about the delay caused in giving the final award in the issue following the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal’s directing the Centre to appoint a three-member Experts Committee to go into the issue of crop pattern and water requirements of the beneficiary states.
Kumaraswamy shocked over Mahajan being shot at
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy expressed shock over BJP General Secretary Pramod Mahajan being grievously wounded after being shot at by his younger brother in Mumbai today.
Kumaraswamy to appeal against suspension
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said that he will appeal to the party high command to revoke suspension of 40 Janata Dal (Secular) Legislators, including himself.
Violence during Rajkumar funeral incited: Kumaraswamy
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today claimed that the vandalism and arson incidents during the funeral procession of late matinee idol Rajkumar was ”incited by some people” and refuted allegations that the government machinery had failed to check the violence. The trail of violence during the five hour funeral procession had left eight killed, including seven in police firing and more than 265 people, including 174 policemen injured.
Kumaraswamy calls on Ms Parvathamma Rajkumar
Mr Kumaraswamy described the visit as a courtesy call.
Rajkumar’s death: CM Kumaraswamy gheraoed in Kanteerava Stadium
Agitated mobs gheraoed Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy as he visited the Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday evening to inspect the arrangements made for the public to pay their last respects to film star Rajkumar. The Chief Minister was not hurt. Hundreds of fans thronged the stadium.
Government will not take hasty decision on UBP: CM
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy announced that the Government would not take any hasty decision about the Upper Bhadra Project, which was proposed to give water to north Karnataka region. Talking to reporters at Murugharajendra Brihanmatha here on Tuesday, he confessed that he was not an expert in irrigation. Proposal is referred to a team of experts.
Kumaraswamy good administrator of state
Kumaraswamy has instilled confidence in the minds of people by his promising activities taken up in a short period after becoming the CM, felt Shivamurthy Murugharajendra Sharana of Brihanmutt. He was speaking after felicitating the Chief Minister Kumaraswamy at the Mutt premises on Tuesday. Kumaraswamy visited the Mutt for the first time after he became CM.
CM requests Honeywell to expand in Tier-II cities
Honeywell will double its headcount at its Research and Development Centre here, Company Senior Vice President Larry Kittelberger has indicated. Mr Kittelberger who met Karnataka Chief Minsiter H D Kumaraswamy yesterday said that the company was planning to expand in a big way and the Centre here was crucial for its worldwide operations.
Special package for IT units in Hubli: CM
Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy on Monday informed that an IT investors’ meet will be held in Hubli on May 20 in order to attract the IT companies to establish their units here and also assured them of announcing a special package.
- Karnataka CM’s Id-Milad, Mahaveer Jayanthi greetings
- World Kannada Conference will be held in Belgaum: H D Kumaraswamy
- March 2006
- More promises: CM speaks of global Bangalore
- CM promises Kannada Film Academy
- Only govt land for Metro, says Kumaraswamy
- CM’s office halts acquistion of 150 properties for Bangalore Metro
- CM cancels ‘Janata Darshan’ for second time
- Kumaraswamy releases CMP of coalition govt in Karnataka
- TN echo: CM’s wife to launch TV Kannada Kasturi
- Kumaraswamy calls on Venkaiah Naidu
- Kumaraswamy to expand state cabinet
- Karnataka CM to take part in meet called by PM on March 11
- February 2006
- Goddess is witness to Gowda-HDK meet!
- Rush of janata to get CM’s darshan
- Two committees to look into CET admissions: HDK
- HDK to convene Metro meet
- Cong-JD(S) errors are history: CM
- CM reviews new CDP
- CM directs BDA to provide better infrastructure
- CM to invite private college managements for a meeting to discuss seat sharing
- Fab City promoters to invest in Karnataka later: HDK
- Kumaraswamy gives PPP kiss of life
- CM’s coaxing mantra effective
- Delhi chalo today: CM to push for projects
- My inexperience an asset: HDK
- CM sends a warning to land mafia
- Karnataka to make a ‘fab’ offer: HDK
- Kumaraswamy wins trust vote in Karnataka Assembly
- Have a good night, Mr CM
- Ministry will be formed by Feb 12
- House that: Will Anugraha be 3rd time lucky?
- HDK banks on MLAs’ conscience
- New CM setsnew deadlines for bureaucrats
- All set for coronation on Feb 3
- Networth of HDK: Rs 2.2 crore
- Case against HDK goes to division Bench
- CM’s slot still open: HDK
- January 2006
- Son shines in Karnataka: Kumaraswamy to be new CM
- Industry’s No. 1 concern: Infrastructure in Bangalore
- Congress broke up my family: HDK
- Kumaraswamy issues whip to his legislators
- Speaker recognises Kumaraswamy as JD(S) legislature party leader
- Deve Gowda fails to move son
- Bravo son, says Deve Gowda