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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 to introduce ‘Water Bell’ concept in schools
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

According to an official, the circular distributed to all district officials and schools on Monday requires students to take intervals between the second and the third period in the morning and between the third and the fourth period. 

CAA protests: Siddaramaiah barred from entering Mangaluru city till Sunday midnight
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

Citing law and order situation, the notice issued on Friday stressed that no one can facilitate the former chief minister's travel into the city as 'flying into the city from Bengaluru, Hubballi, Mysuru, and Goa airports and entering through road, rail, and air has been barred'.

Karnataka: School behind Babri Masjid show caters to Sangh supporters, is run by RSS strongman
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

The school follows the Karnataka State Board syllabus, but also teaches its students about Indian culture based on the RSS ideology. The buildings on the school premises are named after Hindu gods and goddesses.

Flight operations at Bengaluru airport affected due to bad weather
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Speaking to, a Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) official, said, "on Friday morning due to the poor visibility, flights were delayed from 5.09 am to 6.41 am."

Karnataka: Pejawar seer hospitalised in Manipal, on ventilator support
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

An influential public figure, the 88-year-old Pejawar seer was at the forefront in spearheading the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.

Soon, Bengaluru airport to get world-class entertainment arena
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

The arena, which is the first of its kind in the country, will be built at a budget of over Rs 100 crore on a land parcel of 6.3 acres.

CAA protests: More than 100 detained in Bengaluru, CM appeals for peace
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Prohibitory orders across Karnataka have been imposed under Section 144 of CrPC for 3 days beginning Thursday.

Karnataka: RSS leader, 3 others booked after school students reenact Babri Masjid demolition
Tue, Dec 17, 2019

The police registered a case based on a complaint filed by a Popular Front of India (PFI) leader, Aboobacker Siddique.

Watch: Students reenact Babri Masjid demolition at Karnataka school owned by RSS leader
Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Among the audience at the play were Puducherry Governor Kiran Bedi and Union minister for chemicals and fertilisers DV Sadananda Gowda, invited as guests to the school's annual ‘Kreedotsava’.

Bengaluru police bust international drug racket, 3 arrested for growing weed in apartment
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

According to police, found one of the accused was growing weed in pots in an apartment in Kengeri, Bengaluru.

Watch: All smiles as CM Yediyurappa meets Siddaramaiah in hospital
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Yediyurappa was accompanied to the hospital by ministers K S Eshwarappa and Basavaraja Bommai. In a video that is viral on social media, the leaders are seen engaging in jovial conversation.

Bengaluru police bust fake degree, marksheet scam; one arrested
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

According to the police, the accused would cheat students by conducting fake examinations at his institute for the forged certificates. He would provide 'degrees' from around 20 open universities in India.

GoAir Singapore-Bengaluru flight grounded after technical glitch
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

A passenger tweeted saying the GoAir Singapore-Bengaluru flight was grounded due to the smell of oil reported in cabin mid-air.

Bengaluru: Bus Yatra by citizens, celebs to promote ‘bus priority lanes’
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Citizen groups, various celebrities, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and other government officials are planning to take part in the program.

Karnataka bypoll results: Siddaramaiah, Dinesh Gundu Rao resign after Congress poor show
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

However, the Congress high command in Delhi is yet to take a call on these resignations.

Karnataka bypoll results: BJP wins 12 out of 15 seats to retain majority; 11 defectors re-elected
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

Karnataka bye-election results: The Congress managed to win only two seats (Hunasuru and Shivajinagar), while an Independent candidate, Sharath Bachegowda, who was earlier expelled from the BJP for anti-party activities, won from Hoskote.

Bengaluru airport’s second runway kick-starts operations
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

The airport commenced operations on the new South Runway with the take-off of the first flight on the 4000-meters long and 45-meters wide airstrip.

Operations at Bengaluru airport’s second runway deferred, regulatory approval awaited
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

According to airport sources, the first flight is likely to take off from the runway in a day or two. Only departures will be permitted as only one of the two cross taxiways is complete.

Karnataka Bye-elections Highlights: 66.25% voters exercise franchise in bypolls to 15 constituencies
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Karnataka Assembly Bye-Elections 2019 Live News Updates: As polling ended in 15 constituencies to which bypolls were held on Thursday, 66.25% voters turned up in the state to exercise franchise. The results will be declared on Monday, December 9.

Karnataka bypolls: In Yeshwanthpur, can 2-time Congress MLA ensure BJP win?
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

The constituency is suffering from various civic issues, like water crisis, garbage management and bad roads. Somashekar, however, says he is confident of a win.

Karnataka: Eight-year-old allegedly raped, killed in Kalaburagi district; one arrested
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

“The girl was absent from school on Monday. Eyewitnesses said they saw her with the accused in the afternoon," a police officer said.

Karnataka bypolls: Top Congress, BJP leaders descend upon KR Pura ahead of high-stakes contest
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Sitting MLA Basavaraj Byrathi, a close aide of former CM Siddaramaiah, had won the seat in 2013 and 2018 by a margin of over 32,000 and 24,000 votes, respectively. He joined the BJP earlier this year.

15 mins before he was killed in California, Mysuru student had called his father, sent family a text
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

At around 11.15 pm, Abhishek had spoken to his father over the phone and sent a message to his family. Within 15 minutes, they received news of his death.

Bengaluru: Six people injured after detonator explodes in forensic lab
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

According to the police, the explosion happened at the FSL lab of Karnataka Police while handling a sample sent by the Raichur police.

Bengaluru police arrest criminal gang for honey trapping Karnataka politicians
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

The gang was arrested by the police after a video of a North Karnataka politician began doing the rounds.