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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.

No Metro between Bengaluru and Tumakuru as government plans suburban rail
Sun, Jun 09, 2019

In 2016, the state government wanted to extend the Namma Metro to Tumakuru, which is 70 km away from Bengaluru.

Bengaluru’s Majestic bus stand, built on a lake, is now 50 years old
Thu, Jun 06, 2019

The KSRTC will soon conduct an official programme with various events to celebrate the golden jubilee of the bus stand which is built on a lake. 

Nipah Virus fallout: Karnataka puts eight districts on high alert
Fri, Jun 07, 2019

The health department has identified Chamrajanagar, Mysuru, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru as the vulnerable districts.

Karnataka Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy raises banner of revolt
Tue, Jun 04, 2019

Ramalinga Reddy was a minister in the previous Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in the state. Reddy was not inducted into the Cabinet led by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in the present coalition government.

Family ‘suicide pact’ in Bangalore caught on camera
Tue, Jun 04, 2019

The family of four from Vibhutipura, in east Bengaluru, had decided on a 'suicide pact' due to being in a debt of a private loan. The daughter stopped her father, Suresh Babu, from taking her life after seeing her mother and brother die.

Kannur International Airport seeks to connect Mysuru and Kodagu with Flybus
Mon, Jun 03, 2019

The new Kannur International Airport which was opened in December 2018, serves passengers from Kannur, Kasaragod, Wayanad, Kozhikode in Kerala and Kodagu and Mysuru in Karnataka.

Nikhil reaches out to Sumalatha after a bitter campaign
Sat, Jun 01, 2019

The campaign for the Mandya seat was bitterly fought and during the last day of campaigning there were reports of violence too.

Panic at Bengaluru railway station after grenade casings found near Patna-bound train
Fri, May 31, 2019

According to the police, the items seized were not grenades but grenade casings. Following the seizures, security was beefed up in the station.

Electricity charges hiked for domestic, commercial users in Karnataka
Fri, May 31, 2019

Recently the Escoms had approached KERC with a request to permit hike in the power rates. The five Escoms in Karnataka had cited a hike in tariff ranging from Rs 1 to Rs 1.67 per unit for all categories of consumers.

Karnataka Police ‘Singham’ Annamalai’s resignation evokes an emotional response
Thu, May 30, 2019

Annamalai, a 2011-batch Karnataka cadre IPS officer began his career as ASP of Karkala sub-division in 2013, before becoming SP of Udupi and Chikkamagaluru districts. He is known as an upright and strict officer. During his transfer from Udupi district, people in the district had protested his transfer.

This Bangalore school is now using metal detectors to check ‘violent’ students
Wed, May 29, 2019

This follows a stabbing incident in a college in Jan 2019 which led to the death of a student. Earlier, the Bengaluru city police had suggested that educational institutions install hand-held metal detector (HHMD), security metal detectors and door frame metal detectors (DFMD) along with CCTV cameras.

‘Singham’ of Karnataka Police Annamalai quits, may join politics
Wed, May 29, 2019

While there is a speculation that Annamalai could take a plunge in politics, in a letter addressed to his friends and well-wishers, he has not revealed any such plan.

Heavy downpour cripples Bangalore; Weathermen predicts rain to continue
Mon, May 27, 2019

According to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, Bengaluru recorded the highest rainfall of 50.5mm in Sampangiramanagar, east Bengaluru on Sunday.

Student in Mercedes car runs over man, angry mob targets Bangalore Alliance University campus
Sun, May 26, 2019

According to police, the villagers alleged that the fatal road accident involved a group of students from Alliance University.

Karnataka KCET 2019: How to check results on May 25
Fri, May 24, 2019

According to the Karnataka Examination Authority(KEA), the candidates who had appeared for the exams can check their respective results at the official websites of — and, from 1 pm onwards tomorrow.

Bangalore news May 24 Highlights: Karnataka government will not collapse, says DCM G. Parameshwara; citizens want PC Mohan as union railway minister
Tue, May 28, 2019

Bangalore news May 24 Highlights: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog

Karnataka Bangalore Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP sweeps Karnataka with huge margins; winning 25 of 28 seats
Fri, May 24, 2019

Karnataka Bangalore Lok Sabha Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP has won with huge margins across the state, with Union Minister Ananthkumar Hegde winning with a margin of more than four lakh votes. Tejasvi Surya from Bangalore South has won with a margin of more than three lakh votes. This is the real nature of the victory of the BJP. Huge and it has swept away all opponents.

Karnataka Loksabha elections 2019: Counting of votes and time of announcement of results
Wed, May 22, 2019

Bangalore Central, Bangalore North and Bangalore South went to polls on May 18. Total of 31 candidates are in the fray from Bangalore North Lok Sabha constituency, 22 candidates from Bangalore Central and 25 candidates from Bangalore South constituencies fought the elections.

Karnataka Loksabha elections 2019: Traffic restrictions in Bangalore on counting day
Wed, May 22, 2019

The counting will be held at Mount Carmel College, S.S.M.R.V. College Jayanagar and St.Joseph’s Indian School (Mallya Road) from 8 am on 23 May.

Bangalore news May 22 Highlights: Police Commissioner says no to rallies, crackers on May 23; Bangalore North records second most transgender voter turnout for Lok Sabha polls
Fri, May 24, 2019

Bangalore News May 22 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 May 21 Highlights: Finnish ambassador meets Deputy CM; Bengaluru third on top 10 cities with fastest economic growth
Wed, May 22, 2019

Bangalore News May 21 Highlights: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog

Bangalore 20 May News Highlights: Bengaluru Police notify ‘dry day’ on May 23; 40k manholes in city cleaned ahead of monsoon
Wed, May 22, 2019

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

Hat in the ring: Bengaluru Traffic police hats inspire Uttar Pradesh police
Wed, May 15, 2019

The Lucknow traffic police which is now using khaki colour woollen caps will replace them with the new white colour cotton hats used by the Bengaluru traffic cops, to beat the heat during summer.

Bangalore News May 15 Highlights: BBMP powrakarmikas protest targeting; CM holds meeting to review drought-related measures across Karnataka
Thu, May 16, 2019

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

Bangalore airport to introduce facial recognition tech for passengers
Tue, May 14, 2019

The facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines may be rolled out at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in the third quarter (Q3) of this year as it seeks to make the boarding process paperless.