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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 violence: Congress corporator’s husband among 60 more arrested
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Kaleem Pasha was named as the 7th accused in the FIR filed by Bengaluru Police on Thursday. According to FIR Pasha is one of the conspirators behind the violence took place east Bengaluru on Tuesday.

‘Her presence is important’: Karnataka businessman installs late wife’s statue in their ‘dream home’
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

On August 8, the guests who attended the housewarming ceremony of Srinivas Murthy were surprised to see a statue of Madhavi, his late wife, in the drawing-room of the new house.

Karnataka rains: 12 dead, loss estimated around Rs 3,500 crore
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Revenue Minister R Ashoka said: “At least 12 districts have been affected by floods. A dozen persons have lost their lives in the state and thousands of homes and acres of crops damaged.”

Karnataka rains: Talacauvery temple priest and family missing in Kodagu landslide; rescue ops halted
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

On Wednesday night, a massive landslide near the Talacauvery temple swept away two houses belonging to the temple priest. Five people residing in the home are reported missing.

Karnataka: Heavy rains continue to batter Kodagu, four missing as landslide hits Talacauvery
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Kodagu continued to receive heavy rainfall on Thursday, with gusty winds uprooting trees and electric poles, cutting off power and telephone connectivity across the district.

Karnataka Covid-19 wrap: First-of-its-kind mobile testing lab launched in state
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

9,000 RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) tests can be performed in the lab per month

Watch: Yediyurappa, under treatment for Covid-19, in Work From Hospital mode
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Opposition leader Siddaramaiah has also been admitted to Manipal hospital, after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. 

Ram Temple bhoomi pujan: Karnataka govt orders special poojas, prayers in temples during the event
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

The circular was issued by the Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowment department as per the direction of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Minister for Muzrai, Religious Endowment Kota Srinivas Poojary.

Yediyurappa admitted to Manipal Hospital; daughter tests positive, son goes into quarantine
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Yediyurappa was in quarantine a couple of weeks ago after some staff at his home office ‘Krishna’ tested positive. The infection, sources in the Chief Minister's Office said, was detected during a routine weekly test by the health department.

Covid-19: Karnataka launches immunity-boosting Tulsi, Ashwagandha milk products
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

The ayurveda-based drinks have been priced at Rs 25 per 200 ml bottle. According to KMF, as an introductory offer, the products are being sold for Rs 20.

With doctor on video call, these women in Karnataka help deliver a baby
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

One of the neighbours called a gynaecologist at KIMS, Hubbali, who guided them how to deliver the baby over a WhatsApp video call. The delivery was normal.

UN report on ISIS in Karnataka: Home Ministry seeks report on security from top official
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Speaking to, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, “The UN report on ISIS terrorist activities in Karnataka is based on the arrests made by the state police and National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the past year.”

Shantharam is India’s first legislator from African-origin Siddi community in Karnataka
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

“I would like to thank BJP and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa for nominating me to the MLC post which is the best platform to highlight the grievances of the community and improve the condition and to create sustainable livelihoods for the Siddi people in the state,” Shantaram said.

Watch: Outraged over Covid patient’s death, relatives set ambulance on fire in Karnataka
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

The police and fire department officials immediately rushed to the spot and blocked all roads leading to the hospital till the fire and the situation was brought under control.

Karnataka Governor nominates five MLCs to Legislative Council
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Those nominated include H Vishwanath who joined BJP last year, CP Yogeshwar, Dr. Talwar Sabanna, social activist Shantarama Budna Siddi and BJP Mahila Morcha leader Bharathi Shetty.

Mysuru: Cow injured after eating food stuffed with explosives, euthanised
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

According to the forest department officials, the cow was grazing on the fields when it consumed the explosive-filled food kept by the villagers to kill wild boars to prevent them from destroying their crops.

Watch: Biker touches almost 300 kmph during Bengaluru lockdown; arrested for speeding
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

The CCB police have registered a case and handed it over to the Bengaluru Traffic police for further investigation. The city has been under a strict lockdown since July 15 in light of the rise in Covid cases.

Amid COVID 19 pandemic, govt transfers Bengaluru civic body chief
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner B H Anil Kumar was transferred and replaced by N Manjunath Prasad, who was the Principal Secretary of Revenue Department. Prasad has also served as BBMP commissioner earlier.

Bengaluru company develops digital portable X-ray machines to help doctors monitor COVID patients
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

According to the company, the machine named Portable Digital X-Ray can be used to scan the impact of the covid infection on the chest.

Karnataka govt announces incentives for Covid-19 plasma donors
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Of the five Covid-19 patients who have been administered plasma therapy in Karnataka so far, three have recovered. Two patients succumbed to the disease.

Bengaluru Urban and Rural lockdown: Full list of what is open and what’s closed
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Karnataka has been reporting a high number of deaths in the last three days. As many as 198 of Karnataka’s total 684 deaths, or about 30 per cent, have been reported since Friday (July 10). On Sunday, the state reported 71 deaths.

Karnataka: After Bengaluru, lockdown in Dakshina Kannada, Dharwad
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Lockdown in both Dakshina Kannada and Dharwad will begin from July 15.

Karnataka Congress office sealed after MLAs, staff test positive
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Other than the MLAs, over 50 staff members of Karnataka Congress party office took the COVID 19 test recently and four of them have tested positive.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa quarantines self after his personal staff test positive for Covid-19
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

According to Chief Minister Office officials, three of Yediyurappa's staff, including an electrician, a standby driver and a pilot vehicle staffer, have tested positive for Covid-19.

Bengaluru: 12 HAL employees test positive for Covid-19, one dies
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

“Twelve HAL employees have tested positive, one employee died due to underlying conditions but tested positive for COVID-19 upon his death,” HAL spokesperson Gopal Sutar said.