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.
Polling concluded at 14 Lok Sabha constituencies from Karnataka, as the third phase of Lok Sabha elections took place in 15 states and 2 union territories today. The other 14 from the state had gone to the polls on April 18, recording 61.84% poll percentage
The High Commission of India in Sri Lanka has confirmed the death of KG Hanumantharayappa and M Rangappa. The two were staying at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, where one of the blasts took place on April 21.
Bangalore News Highlights: Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka were killed in the serial blasts that ripped through Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Meanwhile, 33.30 million passengers transited through the Bangalore International airport at the end of FY 2018-19.
Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Voting Highlights: HD Deve Gowda in Tumkur; his grandson JD (S) candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy from Mandya; independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh from Mandya; Prakash Raj from Bangalore Central constituency are among the 362 contestants in fray for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls, held in 14 seats of Karnataka.
Bangalore News Highlights: Pre-monsoon rains dip temperature below 20 degree Celsius | Power supply affected throughout the day in several areas of Bangalore | Prakash Raj-Rizwan Arshad fake post controversy | Mahavir Jayanti Celebrations | DEO inspects Lok Sabha polling day preparations and much more made news on April 17, 2019
A constable in Bangalore has now suspended for his sarcastic reply to a show cause notice issued by his senior on his consistent tardiness. A copy of the letter is also, going viral on social media, uploaded by the constable.
JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda's is hoping that if there is a fractured mandate at the centre, his coalition building skills and his son-of-farmer image might help him garner some support for a shot again at the PM's post.
The first round of elections in Karnataka is on April 18 but the polling date is wedged between holidays, with April 17 being Mahaveer Jayanti and April 19 Good Friday, all resulting in a long weekend.
PM Modi in Bengaluru Highlights: BJP is gearing up for PM Narendra Modi's first rally in Bengaluru today. Over 90 lakh voters spread across five constituencies in and around the city will be listening to what the BJP has to offer.