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It’s difficult for a Vokkaliga to become CM: Deve Gowda
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It’s difficult for a Vokkaliga to become CM: Deve Gowda

Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister and JD(S) Supremo H.D. Deve Gowda has said that it is difficult for a Vokkaliga to become the Chief Minister because members of the community are treated as second class citizens. Speaking at the Silver Jubilee celebration of Krishik Sarvodaya Foundation at Kuvempu Kalakshetra in KIMS Hospital premises here on Saturday,…

D.K. Shivakumar in city: Seeks Chamundeshwari’s blessings
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D.K. Shivakumar in city: Seeks Chamundeshwari’s blessings

Mysuru: Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar, in his first visit to the City after the recent Income Tax raid, in a veiled threat said that even the Congress had in its armoury, weapons, to fight against BJP’s ‘politically motivated’ actions. He was addressing mediapersons after performing pooja to Goddess Chamundeshwari atop Chamundi Hill, here this morning…

A strong man gets his due, but BJP betrays a greed  for one-party power. That’s dangerous for India
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A strong man gets his due, but BJP betrays a greed for one-party power. That’s dangerous for India

By TJS George D.K.Shivakumar is Karnataka’s most formidable politician. He is also the most feared. There are many in Karnataka, including senior Congress leaders, who see him as a liability in public life. Currently the State’s Energy Minister, he is recognised by all as a muscle-man, fixer, campaign manager, crowd mobiliser, money bag and general…

Raids, Resorts and Saffron Reign
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Raids, Resorts and Saffron Reign

On July 29 last Saturday at 4 am, 44 Gujarat MLAs were escorted into Eagleton  Golf Resort on Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway by D.K. Suresh as per the instructions of his powerful brother, Power Minister Doddalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar, popularly known as DKS. DKS, like former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, is well-versed in moving people and keeping them…

IT raid on D.K. Shivakumar ends; Minister heads to temple
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IT raid on D.K. Shivakumar ends; Minister heads to temple

Mysuru: The marathon Income Tax raids on the houses of Karnataka Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar ended this morning and the tax officials left “Kankeri”, Shivakumar’s palatial residence at Sadashivanagar in Bengaluru along with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel. After the raid, Shivakumar and his family members proceeded to a temple in two vehicles….

IT officials grill Shivakumar till 2 am
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IT officials grill Shivakumar till 2 am

Bengaluru: Armed with hundreds of documents on financial dealings found in possession of Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar and his associates over the last three days, Income Tax officials are learnt to have confronted the Minister seeking explanation over his assets and investments in several businesses in India and abroad. A new team of senior IT…

Don’t defend DKS much, Cong top brass tells State leaders
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Don’t defend DKS much, Cong top brass tells State leaders

New Delhi: The Congress top leadership has cautioned the State unit to be more guarded in defending Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar to avoid a perception that the party was shielding the corrupt. The party should only criticise the timing of the raids and use of central force rather than defending under-scanner leaders per se, is…

ED may take over DKS case
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ED may take over DKS case

Bengaluru/Mysuru: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is set to take over the investigation into the assets owned by Karnataka Energy Minister D. K. Shivakumar (DKS). The probe will be taken over after the Income Tax (I-T) Department completes its ongoing raids on the houses and other properties of the Minister. Today, the raid continued for the…

More trouble for DKS as whistleblower lodges complaint with ED
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More trouble for DKS as whistleblower lodges complaint with ED

Bengaluru: A petition was filed yesterday before the Director, Enforcement Directorate (ED), New Delhi and Joint Director, Bengaluru by Guruprasad, a resident of Bidadi in Ramanagaram district, seeking investigation into the alleged money laundering by Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar (DKS) and his associates. Guruprasad has named five associates of Shivakumar – his astrologer Dwarkanath, who…

State fumes over use of CRPF for IT raid
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State fumes over use of CRPF for IT raid

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Government has slammed the Centre for the use of Central forces while conducting Income Tax (IT) search and seizure operations on the premises linked to Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar. The State said the deployment of Central armed forces in operational attire for a civilian operation sends a wrong impression about the necessity…

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