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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 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.

Karnataka seer forms ‘Hindu Task Force’ to prevent ‘love jihad’ cases
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

Responding to the formation of the outfit, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said his government will not tolerate people taking law into their own hands.

Six Bengaluru schools get bomb threat, CM says bid to disturb peace
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

Bengaluru East Additional Commissioner of Police Dr Subramanyeshwara Rao said: "We have taken this threat call seriously. We are tracing the source of this email."

This is why several Karnataka liquor shops are running out of stock
Thu, Apr 07, 2022

Liquor merchants in the state have been struggling to place orders through the new system due to technical glitches and have not been able to place the indent.

Bengaluru: Now passengers can use digital passes to travel on BMTC buses
Wed, Apr 06, 2022

The daily, weekly and monthly passes can be bought through an app provided by Tummoc, a private company offering payment facilities for multi-modal transport service providers

Comparing Hyderabad with Bengaluru a joke, says Karnataka CM in response to Telangana minister’s tweet
Wed, Apr 06, 2022

Bommai dismissed Rama Rao’s attempts to compare Bengaluru with Hyderabad as a ‘joke’ and said “not just India, people from across the world are coming to Bengaluru. The maximum number of start-ups is in Bengaluru…”

Karnataka: Railways to begin Bengaluru to Tumakuru Memu train services from April 8
Wed, Apr 06, 2022

The SWR has decided to run Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (Memu) trains between the two cities for the first time. On October 29, 2021, as a part of the Chikkabanavara-Hubballi electrification project, the SWR completed electrification of the 64-km stretch.

Eating out to become costlier in Bengaluru as hotel association hikes prices
Tue, Apr 05, 2022

"The price of food items at restaurants and eateries will increase by around 10 percent in the next week, " PC Rao, president of the association, told The Indian Express.

Modi govt implementing teachings of Karnataka Lingayat seer: Amit Shah
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

The Siddaganga Mutt is one of the most influential religious institutions for the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community in Karnataka. The Lingayats account for about 17 per cent of the state’s population.