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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Darshan Devaiah BP


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

Bengaluru civic body suspends official for unauthorised demolition of suspected ‘Bangladeshi’ tenements
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

On Sunday more than 200 makeshift houses were demolished by the owner of the site after he received a notice from the police.

Tipu Sultan chapters to be retained in Karnataka textbooks next academic year
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa-led government will form a committee that would take a decision to add both the positive and negative sides of Tipu Sultan in textbooks.

Suspicious bag found at Mangalore airport creates bomb scare
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

The bag has been moved to an isolation bay by the bomb disposal squad. Security has been tightened at Bengaluru and Hubli airports too.

Bengaluru police arrest six SDPI members for attacking RSS activist who participated in pro-CAA rally
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Bengaluru city police commissioner Bhaskar Rao said, the arrested also wanted to attack and kill the leaders who took part in the pro-CAA event held at the Town Hall on December 22, 2019.

Bengaluru: India’s first air-ambulance service conducts real-time mock drill
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

The Live drill involved an aero-medical rapid response by the International Critical Care Air Transfer Team(ICATT)’s HEMS team from Bengaluru to an accident site at Mandya District involving a mother and an infant.

Yediyurappa loses cool on stage after seer demands cabinet berths for Lingayat leaders
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The Karnataka Congress also condemned the seer for his demand. Senior Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao said, “Swamiji should not talk like this. The seer can give suggestions but should not pressurise the chief minister."

Bengaluru co-op bank customers panic as RBI imposes restriction on withdrawals
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

The RBI had on January 10 stopped the Sri Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank from doing business with immediate effect, for alleged irregularities in transactions.

Mirror, mirror on the wall: How Bengaluru civic body plans to fight public urination
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has installed eight feet by four feet mirrors in five different locations in the city.

Bengaluru airport to acquire disabled aircraft recovery kit; to help in recovery after accidents
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

The BIAL entered into an agreement with KUNZ GmbH to manufacture, supply, commission and maintain the specialised equipment for the Banglore airport.

Noted Kannada scholar Chidananda Murthy dies at 88
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Chidananda Murthy, who was known for his campaign to save the monuments of Hampi, passed away due to age-related ailments at around 3.30 am.

Kumaraswamy releases ‘footage of police atrocities’ during anti-CAA protest
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Kumarswamy alleged that the video shows the police atrocity against the people by attacking the students, bystanders and even the street vendors on December 19 2019.

‘Free Kashmir’ poster spotted at Mysore university protest, cops file sedition case
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

The police have registered a suo motu FIR in the matter. The University Registrar said their permission was not taken for the protest.

Bengaluru: Students say BJP workers put up pro-CAA banner at college, heckled them
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media, where the students and party workers can be seen arguing over the banner.

Ramachandra Guha has advice for students at Bengaluru’s 24-hour protest
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Amid tight security, the protest began at 6 pm on Tuesday with a candlelight vigil at St Joseph’s College and then shifted to Maurya Circle, where it ended on Wednesday.

Karnataka HC asks Sadhguru’s foundation to disclose amount raised for initiative
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Hemant Chandangoudar was hearing a petition against Isha Foundation for collecting money from farmers to fund the initiative.

Bharat bandh unlikely to disrupt life in Karnataka, bus, metro services to operate normally in Bengaluru
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) services are unlikely to be affected since the management of both corporations have warned their employees of disciplinary action if they participated in the nationwide strike.

Bengaluru: 2 dead, 12 injured as BMTC bus crashes into bikes, auto-rickshaws
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

The driver, who has been arrested, claimed the bus suffered a brake failure. The deceased have been identified as Bylaiah, who died on the spot, and Vishwaradhya, who succumbed in a hospital.

Karnataka: BJP MLA Somasekhara Reddy booked for threatening anti-CAA protesters
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

The Karnataka Police has filed an FIR under Section 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) of the IPC.

‘We are 80% and you just 17%’: Karnataka BJP MLA threatens anti-CAA protesters
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

Somashekhara Reddy faces allegations of illegal mining on forest lands. Besides, he is also accused of trying to bribe an Andhra Pradesh judge to get bail for his brother.

Social media posts: Mangaluru police tweets out notices, includes sedition charge
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

The Mangaluru Cyber Crime police have also put up the notices in their twitter handle.