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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.

‘Will solve garbage, traffic issues on priority; implement single-use plastic ban’: New Bengaluru Mayor
Tue, Oct 01, 2019

M Gowtham Kumar revealed his plans for the city in an interview with

BJP sweeps Bengaluru mayoral elections: Gowtham Kumar is new Bangalore Mayor, Rammohan Raju his deputy
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

While Jogupalya corporator M Gowtham Kumar was picked Bengaluru's new Mayor on Tuesday, the new Deputy Mayor CS Rammohan Raju has been a part of the Council as the corporator from Bommanahalli ward.

Bangalore News Oct 1 highlights: M Goutham Kumar is new Bengaluru Mayor, Rammohan Raju his Deputy; triumphant BJP leaders celebrate win
Wed, Oct 02, 2019

Bangalore News Oct 1 highlights: BJP corporator from Jogupalya M Goutham Kumar has been elected as the new Bengaluru Mayor. The new Deputy Mayor CS Rammohan Raju is the BJP corporator from Bommanahalli

Bengaluru: BBMP council elections to be held on Oct 1, BJP eyes Mayor’s post
Mon, Sep 30, 2019

The election will be held to the post of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and four standing committees of the BBMP on Tuesday.

Bengaluru: Two held for selling counterfeit Red Label and 3Roses tea powder
Wed, Sep 25, 2019

According to the police, the two were arrested after a tip-off by police informers. The two were manufacturing the low-quality tea powder in Bandepalya police limits in South West Bengaluru.

Karnataka: BJP MP Tejasvi Surya plans to shift office in coaching centre for underprivileged 
Fri, Sep 20, 2019

The building belongs to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). The ground floor of the building was used as a free coaching centre to train children from underprivileged families.

Bengaluru: Yesteryear star Devika Rani’s estate to be converted into film city, environmentalists object
Thu, Sep 19, 2019

On Wednesday, the Karnataka Cabinet decided to take full possession of the ‘Roerich and Devika Rani Roerich Estate’ at Tataguni land by fencing it and removing encroachments.

Karnataka: Heavy rains hit coffee production for second year in a row
Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Karnataka accounts for 70 per cent of India's coffee production. In 2018-19 alone, it produced 219,550 metric tonnes (post monsoon estimate) of robusta and arabica variety of coffee.

Karnataka: UAV crashes during trial
Wed, Sep 18, 2019

According to reports, the UAV developed technical snags soon after its take-off. The UAV crashed at an areca nut farm around 7.50 am in Challekere taluk of Chitradurga district.

PM Modi likely to inaugurate Kalaburagi airport on Karnataka Formation Day
Mon, Sep 16, 2019

In August 2018, the trial landing was successfully done on the Kalaburagi airport runway, now the airport is ready for the operations,

Bengaluru: KSRTC exhibits ‘gutted bus’ to create awareness against vandalism
Fri, Sep 13, 2019

The burnt KSRTC bus parked in Majestic has a banner introducing the bus, with info about manufacture date, depot the bus belongs to, bus route served and the distance covered by the bus so far in kilometres.

Goldman Sachs vice president arrested in Bengaluru on charges of siphoning $5.4 million
Tue, Sep 10, 2019

The accused identified as Ashwani Jhunjhunwala, was vice president of the company in the Bengaluru office. According to police, Jhunjhunwala been charged on Sunday with siphoning off 5.4 million dollar (around Rs 38 crore) by logging on to the company’s internal computer systems of his junior colleagues.

Karnataka: 25-year-old man, addicted to PUBG, beheads father for scolding him
Mon, Sep 09, 2019

According to the police, the murderer, identified as Raghuveer Kumbar, killed his father Shankar Devappa Kumbhar (61) after Shankar started advising his son not to play the PUBG game.

NIMHANS trains 5,000 members as mental health community workers in Bengaluru
Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Most of those trained as community health workers come from different walks of life including IT employees, homemakers, and cab or auto-rickshaw drivers.

Mysuru and Hampi to get double-decker buses for sightseeing, likely to start from Dec
Wed, Sep 04, 2019

Former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had allocated Rs 5 crore for launching six double-decker buses for sight-seeing in Mysuru and Hampi.

DK Shivakumar arrested: Protests turn violent in parts of Karnataka; Bengaluru remains calm
Wed, Sep 04, 2019

While violent protests rocked the outskirts of Bengaluru in places like Kanakapura and Ramnagara, the capital city remained largely calm, with schools and colleges open and offices functioning normally.

With polls around the corner, BJP hoping to wrest control of BBMP from Cong-JD(S) coalition
Tue, Sep 03, 2019

This month, the one-year term of current mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun will end and the elections will be held for the both Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Bengaluru Police ban live music in 107 pubs and discos; residents relieved
Fri, Aug 30, 2019

The CCB police said these pubs have been running live music and discos despite the license being rejected under the Licensing of Places of Public Entertainment Order 2005.

Karnataka to develop 15 small airports to improve regional connectivity
Thu, Aug 29, 2019

The small airports will be developed in Raichur, Hassan, Karwar, Virajpet (Kodagu district), Kolar, Yadgir, Ballari, and various other places in the state.

Bengaluru bans plastic cutlery, cling film used by app-based food delivery companies
Tue, Aug 27, 2019

The civic body will implement the plastic ban as per the Solid Waste Mangement (SWM) Bye-laws from September 1 across the BBMP limits.

Karnataka: Kodava community’s ‘gun culture’ is now under threat
Thu, Aug 29, 2019

On August 13, the Ministry of Home Affairs had informed the High Court that the exemption is being reviewed along with the review of the entire Arms Act to amend the old enactment.

Karnataka floods August 9 highlights: Death toll rises to 16, four bodies found after Kodagu landslides
Mon, Aug 12, 2019

Bangalore, Karanataka news August 9 highlights: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog.

Karnataka: At least 9 dead, around 44,000 evacuated as flood, torrential rains hit state
Fri, Aug 09, 2019

Nine people were killed till Thursday due to the rain and flood in many parts of the state. As many as 237 villages in 32 taluks were affected as most rivers continued to flow above the danger mark.  

Bellary remembers Sushma Swaraj as thayi and daughter of Karnataka
Wed, Aug 07, 2019

Sushma Swaraj learnt Kannada when she was lodged in Bangalore Central Jail after the Emergency was declared. This later helped her in reaching out to voters during election campaigns.

Planning a weekend trip to Coorg? Stay away as heavy rain and landslides reported
Tue, Aug 06, 2019

Last year Kodagu district was devastated by flood and landslides during the rainy season. As per the predictions by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on heavy rain in the district, an orange alert has been declared in Kodagu on August 6 and red alert from August 7 to 10.