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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: Hours after hoax bomb threat call to airport, cops arrest accused who wanted to trap brother-in-law
Fri, May 20, 2022

After receiving the hoax bomb threat call, the police had reached the airport along with the CISF and a dog squad and conducted a search in the entire airport.

Bomb threat scare at Bengaluru Airport; police investigating
Fri, May 20, 2022

The Bengaluru police, along with the CISF and the dog squad, searched the entire perimeter of the Kempagowda airport.

Karnataka: JDS procures 123 vehicles to highlight party’s manifesto
Fri, May 20, 2022

The JD(S), which has already started its campaign in the state, had recently organised a month-long ‘Janata Jaladhare’ march, aimed at seeking implementation of all irrigation and drinking water projects in the state.

About 40% KSRTC buses getting into accidents were driven by experienced drivers: Report
Thu, May 19, 2022

The report stated that in 2022, 71 accidents have been reported involving KSRTC buses, claiming the lives of 28 people and injuring 67.

Karnataka government to start mango farm trips soon
Wed, May 18, 2022

People who register on the Karnataka government's website will get to experience life on mango farms, pluck and eat fresh fruits and also enjoy local cuisines.

Karnataka government to sell mangoes online from May 16
Wed, May 18, 2022

In 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, the state government and India Post started delivering mangoes from farmers in the Ramanagara, Chikkaballapur, and Kolar districts using online marketing and postal services.

Two days after inauguration, Karnataka’s first floating bridge damaged by waves
Mon, May 09, 2022

The leaseholder claims the bridge at Udupi’s Malpe beach, inaugurated by MLA K Raghupathi Bhat, was in fact ‘disconnected’ to avoid damage due to the cyclonic weather.

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai found busy after Amit Shah’s state visit
Sat, May 07, 2022

On Tuesday, Shah was in Bengaluru and held a meeting over lunch with Bommai, former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Union minister Pralhad Joshi and state BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel.

Bengaluru gets new commissioner as uncertainty over civic polls continues
Fri, May 06, 2022

The BBMP has been functioning without an elected council and mayor since September 2020. One of the reasons why the polls are delayed is the proposed delimitation exercise.

Karnataka: Amit Shah in town, big JD(S) Lingayat name joins BJP
Tue, May 03, 2022

Basavaraj Horatti said he continues to respect the JD(S), "but due to the changed situation and voters' response, I have joined the BJP".

Post Covid, here’s why there are fewer cabs on Bengaluru roads
Tue, May 03, 2022

Rising fuel prices, failure to pay EMIs and high commissions keep drivers away from IT city

Amit Shah to visit Karnataka amid speculation over leadership change and cabinet rejig
Tue, May 03, 2022

According to party sources, Shah is on an official visit to the state and will take part in the valedictory function of 'Khelo India' University Games on Tuesday.

Karnataka police exam scam: Congress says minster influenced CID investigation
Tue, May 03, 2022

On Monday, PSI exam candidates protested at the Freedom Park in Bengaluru demanding posting orders.

MP Sumalatha Ambareesh holds out as BJP looks at her in search for Vokkaliga vote in Karnataka
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

In 2019, Sumalatha had won from Mandya against former prime minister H D Deve Gowda's grandson Nikhil Kumaraswamy. What is in store for her next?

Bengaluru: 18-year-old develops India’s first AI, sensor-based bicycle counter
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

The bicycle counter is powered by an AI-sensor camera and a machine learning-based algorithm where the data provided can be used to encourage cycling and to build more dedicated cycle lanes.

Bengaluru bus fires: Don’t switch off engines at traffic signals, BMTC tells drivers
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

In 2014, the BMTC had procured 186 Ashok Leyland BS-4 midi buses, which are larger than mini buses. These buses are mainly put into service in the narrow and congested areas of the city as they are 9m-long and have 33 seats.

Karnataka CM Bommai likely to visit Davos for World Economic Forum’s annual meet to attract investments
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

According to sources in the chief minister’s office, the Karnataka government is making plans to put up a pavilion at Davos in Switzerland.

With new push, big names, AAP to try enter Karnataka via Bengaluru civic body
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

According to AAP sources, the party has decided to fight the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections on a “large scale” since it is a big southern state and is largely dependent on agriculture, where the farmers are facing similar problems like their Punjab counterparts.

Karnataka: Two hijab petitioners sent back, another stays away as exams start
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

As over 11,000 students skipped the exam, the education minister blamed the two girls’ 'ego issues' and a BJP OBC Morcha leader said the headscarf could be banned from public places as well in future

AAP will form ‘zero commission’ government in Karnataka, says Kejriwal
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

The AAP supremo says the Congress government was called a ‘20 per cent commission government’ and the current BJP government is called a ‘40 per cent commission government’, but Delhi has ‘zero per cent commission government’ .

Bengaluru: Electronics City Metro Neo network with 10 stations on the anvil
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

The 5-km network will connect tech companies with two upcoming stations on the Yellow Line of the Bengaluru Metro, as per Electronics City Industrial Township Authority officials.

Karnataka: Belur temple continues tradition of kicking off festival with Quran recitation
Thu, Apr 14, 2022

Recently, as the spectre of communal tension loomed large over Karnataka, Right-wing activists had urged the district administration and temple authorities to bar Muslim traders from taking part in the festival.

Defiant Eshwarappa says ‘no question of resigning’ as contractor death row rages in Karnataka
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

Congress and JD(S) have been calling for Eshwarappa's dismissal from the Karnataka Cabinet ever since the death of Santosh Patil, who had accused the latter of corruption.

Karnataka Assembly election 2023: BJP starts prep, three teams start statewide tour
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

One of the teams is headed by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, state BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel and national general secretary in charge of the state, Arun Singh, who will lead the other two teams. E

Man who accused Karnataka minister of graft found dead: Congress, JDS demand Eshwarappa’s sacking, arrest
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

Santhosh Patil, a contractor and BJP member, was found dead at a hotel in Udupi on Tuesday.