Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi for asking for proof that the air strikes conducted by the Indian Air Force in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, where over 40 CRPF personnel were killed, had hit the... read more
The president of Congress’ Karnataka unit Dinesh Gundu Rao condemned Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde’s statement later on Sunday, saying nothing better could be expected from the minister and that he was openly calling for vigilantism. read more
Addressing a function, organised by the Hindu Jagrana Vedike,in Karnataka’s Kodaugu district, Hegde also claimed that history had been distorted to claim that the Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, and instead... read more
The house also mourned the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, former Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, and former Rajya Sabha members RK Dorendra Singh, Kuldip Nayar, Karma Topden, and Nandamuri Harikrishn. read more
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on January 22 a batch of review petitions against its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple.The apex court said however that there will be no stay on the September 28 verdict which allowed entry of women in the shrine.
Ananth Kumar was accorded a state funeral with 21-gun salute and guard of honour on Tuesday. The Union minister for parliamentary affairs died on Monday at a private hospital in Bengaluru due to multiple organ failure. read more
Voters wait in queues to cast their votes during the first phase of Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh at a polling station in Narayanpur. Chhattisgarh recorded 33.86% turnout till 1.30 pm for 18 seats spread over eight districts on Monday, in the first phase of the assembly election, as an encounter broke out between suspected Maoists and police in Bijapur’s Pamed area.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union minister Ananth Kumar died at the age of 59 on Monday in Bengaluru. The Karnataka government declared a three-day mourning period for Ananth Kumar. Kumar was undergoing treatment for cancer. Kumar is survived by his wife and two daughters. He was in the spotlight when he became the youngest minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet in 1998. Kumar was serving as the Union Cabinet Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Chemicals and Fertilizers in the current government. (Hindustan Times)read more