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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.

Karnataka COVID-19 wrap: Contact tracing begins as 54 people from state attended Nizamuddin Jamaat
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Confirming the same, Health Minister B Sriramulu said, "We have confirmed that at least 54 people from Karnataka had taken part in the Delhi Jamaat congregation on March 10."

COVID-19 Karnataka wrap: Man under home quarantine commits suicide
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The man had returned from Mumbai to his native village at Shravanabelagola for the Ugadi festival.

Karnataka coronavirus update: Fever clinics start, border with Kerala closed
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Karnataka confirmed 10 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, taking the total number of the positive cases in the state to 74.

Coronavirus India update, March 28: Hundreds of migrants throng Delhi bus terminal to go back home
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus India latest update today, 28 March: At 180, Maharashtra has the most number of cases in the country and is followed closely by Kerala (176).

Karnataka confirms third COVID-19 death; Bengaluru police detain man posing as Infosys employee for misinformation
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

With seven more positive cases confirmed in the state, the total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 62, including three deaths and five discharges till date.

Karnataka records second COVID-19-linked death: 70-year-old woman with travel history to Mecca
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

According to health department officials, the 70-year-old patient had travelled from Mecca, Saudi Arabia along with her son (Patient 19) to Gauribidanur, Chikkaballapura district on March 14.

Following social media scare on COVID-19, Karnataka man with no symptoms commits suicide
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

According to police, Gopalakrishna left a suicide note saying he had contracted the COVID-19 disease and asked his family to be safe.

WATCH: Bengaluru lady cop sings ‘Hum Honge Kamyaab’ to motivate public against Coronavirus
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Adding a twist to the song, she sings "We shall stay at home, we shall sanitise and we shall wear face masks every day, we shall overcome one day. Hum Honge Kamyab ek din” and ask people also to follow the song.

Karnataka: ‘Pass system’ for movement in Bengaluru; stamping extended
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

The Karnataka government will now stamp all primary and secondary contacts of people already stamped, including those who have returned from abroad and patients who have tested positive for coronavirus.

Coronavirus India updates March 25: Cases cross 600 as PM warns of action against those misbehaving with doctors
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Coronavirus India latest update today, March 25: The Centre has asked the state governments to ensure unhindered operation of essential services and their seamless availability for the general public during the 21-day lockdown period announced to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus in Karnataka: 41 cases so far, Bengaluru uses drones to spray disinfectants
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Out of the 41 cases detected and confirmed in Karnataka so far, six cases are transit passengers of Kerala who have landed in airports in Karnataka, said a media bulletin by the state Health Department.

Coronavirus March 24 updates: India under 21-day lockdown as cases cross 500, death toll at 10
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus India latest update today, March 24: The Centre on Tuesday asked the states and union territories to clamp curfew wherever necessary in the wake of people defying lockdown orders in several parts of the country.

Karnataka imposes statewide lockdown as COVID-19 cases reach 33
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

According to the media bulletin released on Monday by the state health department, six out of these are in Bengaluru while one case was recorded in Mysuru district.

Karnataka to get more ventilators, masks; CM announces free food for poor
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

There are 191 Indira Canteens across 198 wards of in Bengaluru alone. According to BBMP officials, free meals will be served at Indira Canteens throughout the day. As many as 260 Indira Canteens including mobile versions of the same operate outside the capital city.

Coronavirus: Prisoners, KSRTC mechanics tasked with making masks in Karnataka
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Apart from the police department, the Karnataka state road transport corporation(KSRTC) has also started to manufacture face masks in their depots across the state starting from Friday.

Living under lockdown: Bengaluru roads are traffic-free as work and learning moves online
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

With summer kicking in, the government has been on its toes to ensure social distancing measures are put in place strictly along with the ban on gatherings and prohibition of swimming pools.

Coronavirus India updates March 18: Govt confirms 276 Indians infected abroad, cases cross 150 in country
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest News Updates: The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rose to 151.

Digvijaya Singh stopped from meeting rebel Madhya Pradesh MLAs in Bengaluru, detained
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

"This is the conspiracy of BJP to remove the elected government," Digvijaya Singh said.

Coronavirus: Karnataka minister’s daughter stuck in Rome along with 60 other students, pleads for help
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Anand Singh urged the Karnataka health minister to get in touch with the Union government to help the stranded students in Italy return home soon.

Bengaluru Congress MLA’s son, who went to jail in assault case, booked again for attacking party worker
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Vyalikaval police booked Mohammed Nalapad, son of Congress MLA N A Haris, and his gunman, based on the complaint filed by a Congress worker.