Darshan Devaiah BP

Darshan Devaiah B P works as Senior Sub Editor for The Indian Express Online (indianexpress.com) from Bengaluru. He reports on urban issues and has experience using Right to Information (RTI) as a reporting tool.

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Bangalore news 22 July Highlights: Karnataka speaker keen on concluding proceedings today; reminds MLAs to speak not more than 10 mins

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Bengaluru’s ban on plastic and why it is tough to implement

The Karnataka government had drafted notification to ban the plastic in the state in October 2015 and the cabinet approved the notification in March 2016 and the ban came into effect soon after.

Bangalore news July 19 highlights: Session adjourned till 11 am on July 22; IMA Mansoor in ED custody

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Bangalore news July 18 highlights: Karnataka assembly adjourned till Friday 11 am; BJP prepares for all-night dharna

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Bengaluru news: Top stories – July 16

Welcome to your one-stop destination for the top news from Bengaluru on July 16.

IMA fraud: SIT team arrests Maulvi Haneef Afsar for misleading investors

According to SIT officials, Haneef Afsar Azeezi, a maulvi at the Masjid-e-Beparian in Shivajinagar, Bengaluru had allegedly misused the religious faith of the people and told them to invest in I Monetary Advisory(IMA).

Bangalore news July 11 highlights: Will meet MLAs individually from tomorrow to scrutinise resignations: Speaker Ramesh Kumar

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Bengaluru: Under-construction building collapse leaves 5 dead, 11 injured

The building had a sanctioned plan for only three floors along with a cellar. But the owners had illegally constructed an additional floor which led to the collapse of the building.

Karnataka crisis: Independent MLA H Nagesh resigns from Cong-JDS govt, extends support to BJP

Reacting to the development, state minister DK Shivakumar said that after resigning Nagesh had called him and said that he had been hijacked by Yeddyurappa's PA and BJP.

Five Bengaluru MLAs hint at lack of development in city as reason for quitting

According to reports, one of the MLAs, Munirathna, stated that the Congress-JD(S) government was not ready to fund the development projects in the city and was neglecting their constituencies. 

Nikhil Kumaraswamy is now JD (S) youth wing president

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son actor turned politician Nikhil Kumaraswamy was appointed as Karnataka JD(S) youth wing president and former MLA Madhu Bangarappa, has been elevated as JD(S) state working president from youth wing president of the party.

Two held for stealing high-end cars using bluetooth gadget in Bengaluru

The Bengaluru South-East division police arrested  one Babu from Vellore and Saddam Hussain from Chennai, who have stolen 15 cars worth Rs 1 crore in south-east Bengaluru for the past few months.

In unique initiative, Bengaluru residents to award corporators on performance

The Bengaluru based citizens group ‘Citizens For Bengaluru (CfB)’ will give its first award on July 14. Citizens will vote for the corporators at the citizensforbengaluru.in website while the CfB will conduct ground surveys in the wards to assess corporators' performance.

Centre initiates projects worth Rs 906 cr to rejuvenate polluted Bengaluru lakes

The Ministry has sanctioned projects for the conservation of five lakes in Bengaluru, namely Vengaiahkere, Nagvara, Jarganahalli, Lal Bagh and Bellandur at a total cost of Rs.18.68 crores.

Indigo passengers in Bengaluru face long queues after airline’s server crashes

The passengers took to social media to complain about the delay they were facing and few passengers put up pictures of long queues of passengers awaiting check-in procedures at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).

Bengaluru: BBMP registers 1041 dengue cases in 2019, doctors say numbers downplayed

Over the last two months, the BBMP has stepped up its awareness campaign in the city. The BBMP health department is planning to conduct surveys and identify the areas where dengue virus is spreading rapidly.

Karnataka asks Uber and Ola to withdraw carpooling service

Karnataka Transport commissioner Ikkeri has directed Uber and Ola to withdraw their carpooling services immediately as they are not permissible under the present transport rules in the state.

Karnataka building mobile app to track real-time rain, provide flood forecasts

According to KSNDMC, the mobile app is developed in the partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Bengaluru water crisis: Karnataka mulls ban on construction of new apartments for next 5 years

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said that they are planning to ban the construction of apartments in the city after consulting with various stakeholders.

Bengaluru: Five-year-old kid mauled to death by stray dogs

Locals blamed the increasing number of stray dogs in the area due to a large number of hotels, PG accommodations and garbage dumped on the vacant sites in the area.