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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.

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.

Bengaluru airport closes funding for new terminal, other projects costing Rs 13,352 cr
Tue, Aug 06, 2019

According to the press release by BIAL, it has raised Rs. 10,206 crore through a syndicate of banks, including State Bank of India and Axis Bank, with the project to be funded in a Debt-Equity ratio of 80:20.

Coffee estate workers remember CCD founder Siddhartha
Fri, Aug 02, 2019

Siddhartha’s family has been running coffee plantations for more than 140 years in Malnad region. He was the only son of Gangaiah Hegde, a freedom fighter, and Vasanthi.

CCD founder VG Siddhartha cremated, leaders across party lines pay tribute
Thu, Aug 01, 2019

The body of Siddhartha, who was the son-in-law of former External Affairs Minister and former Karnataka Chief minister S M Krishna, was found on the banks of Nethravathi river near Mangaluru at 4.30 am on Wednesday.

‘Humble, soft spoken,’ Chikkamagaluru remembers its favourite son who brewed success with coffee
Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Siddhartha’s ambitions were much beyond coffee estates. Today, the Café Coffee Day chain operated under Coffee Day Global has over 1,772 outlets across India along with more in Austria (Vienna), Czech Republic, Malaysia, Egypt and Nepal.

Bangalore news July 31 highlights: VG Siddhartha cremated at Chethanahalli estate; well-wishers bid a tearful farewell
Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Bangalore News July 31 highlights: Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) Owner VG Siddhartha's body cremated in Chethanahalli estate, Chikkamagaluru; politicians across party lines and thousands pay homage to popular entrepreneur and former Karnataka Chief Minister SM Krishna's son-in-law.

Bangalore news July 30 highlights: Search still on for missing Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha; IT Dept doubts Siddhartha letter
Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Bangalore news July 30 highlights: Get the latest updates on Cafe Coffee Day CCD Owner VG Siddhartha Missing, Bangalore Weather Forecast, Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog.

Bengaluru Traffic Police to implement ‘No Helmet, No Fuel’ rule soon
Fri, Jul 26, 2019

After Noida and Aligarh’s ‘No Helmet, No Fuel’ rule, the Bengaluru traffic police are going to implement the same across the city and have begun conducting meetings with the fuel stations to cooperate with them.

Kumaraswamy’s parting gift: One-time debt waiver for poor, small farmers
Thu, Jul 25, 2019

On Wednesday, caretaker Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had announced his parting gift ‘Karnataka Debt Relief Bill’, a day after losing the trust vote in the state assembly.

Karnataka: BJP MLA claims to be victim of ‘fake obscene video’, Speaker sidesteps issue
Tue, Jul 23, 2019

However, BJP MLA Aravind Limbavali intervened and said that he and his family had been traumatised by a fake obscene video doing the rounds.

Karnataka news Highlights: Speaker Ramesh Kumar disqualifies 14 legislators; BSY’s vote of confidence to be held tomorrow
Sun, Jul 28, 2019

Bangalore News Today: Karnataka Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar disqualified 14 MLAs from Vidhana Soudha as per anti-defection laws on Sunday.

Bangalore news 22 July Highlights: Karnataka speaker keen on concluding proceedings today; reminds MLAs to speak not more than 10 mins
Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Follow us for LIVE updates on Bangalore traffic, weather, power disruption updates, pollution checks, events, developments and much more from Bengaluru today

Bengaluru’s ban on plastic and why it is tough to implement
Fri, Jul 19, 2019

The Karnataka government had drafted notification to ban the plastic in the state in October 2015 and the cabinet approved the notification in March 2016 and the ban came into effect soon after.

Bangalore news July 19 highlights: Session adjourned till 11 am on July 22; IMA Mansoor in ED custody
Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Bangalore news July 19 highlights: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog.

Bangalore news July 18 highlights: Karnataka assembly adjourned till Friday 11 am; BJP prepares for all-night dharna
Fri, Jul 19, 2019

Bangalore news July 18 highlights: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog.

Bengaluru news: Top stories – July 16
Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Welcome to your one-stop destination for the top news from Bengaluru on July 16.

IMA fraud: SIT team arrests Maulvi Haneef Afsar for misleading investors
Sat, Jul 13, 2019

According to SIT officials, Haneef Afsar Azeezi, a maulvi at the Masjid-e-Beparian in Shivajinagar, Bengaluru had allegedly misused the religious faith of the people and told them to invest in I Monetary Advisory(IMA).

Bangalore news July 11 highlights: Will meet MLAs individually from tomorrow to scrutinise resignations: Speaker Ramesh Kumar
Thu, Jul 11, 2019

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

Bengaluru: Under-construction building collapse leaves 5 dead, 11 injured
Wed, Jul 10, 2019

The building had a sanctioned plan for only three floors along with a cellar. But the owners had illegally constructed an additional floor which led to the collapse of the building.

Karnataka crisis: Independent MLA H Nagesh resigns from Cong-JDS govt, extends support to BJP
Mon, Jul 08, 2019

Reacting to the development, state minister DK Shivakumar said that after resigning Nagesh had called him and said that he had been hijacked by Yeddyurappa's PA and BJP.

Five Bengaluru MLAs hint at lack of development in city as reason for quitting
Sun, Jul 07, 2019

According to reports, one of the MLAs, Munirathna, stated that the Congress-JD(S) government was not ready to fund the development projects in the city and was neglecting their constituencies. 

Nikhil Kumaraswamy is now JD (S) youth wing president
Thu, Jul 04, 2019

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son actor turned politician Nikhil Kumaraswamy was appointed as Karnataka JD(S) youth wing president and former MLA Madhu Bangarappa, has been elevated as JD(S) state working president from youth wing president of the party.

Two held for stealing high-end cars using bluetooth gadget in Bengaluru
Thu, Jul 04, 2019

The Bengaluru South-East division police arrested  one Babu from Vellore and Saddam Hussain from Chennai, who have stolen 15 cars worth Rs 1 crore in south-east Bengaluru for the past few months.

In unique initiative, Bengaluru residents to award corporators on performance
Wed, Jul 03, 2019

The Bengaluru based citizens group ‘Citizens For Bengaluru (CfB)’ will give its first award on July 14. Citizens will vote for the corporators at the website while the CfB will conduct ground surveys in the wards to assess corporators' performance.