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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.

In Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi slams state govt as ‘country’s most corrupt’
Fri, Apr 01, 2022

Attacking the Karnataka government as a "40% commission government", the Congress MP said the biggest responsibility of state Congress leaders is to fight unitedly and win 150 seats in the Assembly polls next year.

Karnataka textbook panel: Remove parts that ‘hurt Brahmin sentiments’, add info on Sanatana Dharma
Thu, Mar 31, 2022

Committee suggests removal of part of a chapter from Class 8 textbook

PM Modi’s scheduled visit to Bengaluru on April 5 cancelled, say BJP sources
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will Karnataka on April 1.

Karnataka govt plans to revise school textbooks and delete some chapters on Tipu Sultan
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

The school textbook review committee has suggested to include lessons on the Ahom dynasty and the Karkota dynasty, sources said

Karnataka minister: All Muslims, Christians will be with RSS in future
Fri, Mar 25, 2022

Rural Development Minister KS Eshwarappa made the remark after Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri told Congress MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan that the day was not far when everyone would have to accept the RSS—a statement Congress members took exception to.

Bengaluru: BBMP gears up for Karaga festival, night-long procession to return after two years as Covid ebbs
Wed, Mar 23, 2022

The festival has a history of over 300 years. Largely associated with the Thigala community, the festival attracts lakhs of devotees every year from across the city.

Hijab row: Govt denies another chance to students who skipped exams
Tue, Mar 22, 2022

Following the interim order of the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday that banned hijab and saffron shawl in colleges where uniform is prescribed, several Muslim girl students boycotted classes and exams across Karnataka.

Mango yield to take a hit in Karnataka due to extended monsoon, say experts
Mon, Mar 21, 2022

The high moisture content in soil after heavy and untimely rain has led to vegetative growth and not floral growth in mango trees, say KSMDMCL officials.

After Gujarat, Karnataka plans to teach Bhagavad Gita; Congress says ‘not necessary’
Sat, Mar 19, 2022

The Opposition party points out epics are already part of the syllabus and says though ‘people have a right to know about the culture of all religions, there is no need for including the whole the Gita in the curriculum’.

Karnataka: FIRs registered after pro-hijab graffiti surfaces in Vijayanagara
Thu, Mar 17, 2022

Superintendent of Police Arun K said, “Some miscreants had painted graffiti against the Court’s judgment on the walls of Vijayanagara College, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel School, district stadium and Guru Undergraduate College.

Karnataka: Bank staff, two others arrested for Rs 6 crore heist at Belagavi cooperative bank
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

The police on Sunday recovered Rs 4,20,98,400 in cash and three kilograms of gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 1,63,72,220 from a nearby sugarcane field where the robbers had buried them.

Bengaluru to get integrated command and control centre for service delivery soon
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

According to BSCL, the platform to be integrated with 14 government departments for service delivery, which impacts the day-to-day lives of the Bengaluru citizens, will go live in another 100 days.

Karnataka BJP says election results will have positive impact on 2023 polls; JD(S) inspired by Punjab results
Thu, Mar 10, 2022

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai congratulated Modi, BJP national president JP Nadda and union home minister Amit Shah for the party's good performance.

Karnataka: In Udupi, peace meet chaired by MLA says hijab okay in institutions with no dress code
Mon, Feb 14, 2022

Udupi BJP MLA Raghupathi Bhat said that the Karnataka High Court's interim directions, that 'students will not insist on wearing religious garments' till the case is pending, will be enforced in schools and colleges that have a specific uniform.

Karnataka hijab row: Section 144 near Udupi schools; joint legislature session from tomorrow
Sun, Feb 13, 2022

Ahead of the reopening of high schools, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday expressed confidence that peace and normalcy will prevail in the state.

How the ‘gosha tanga’ allowed Muslim girls to study in erstwhile Mysuru kingdom
Thu, Feb 10, 2022

The ‘gosha tanga’ allowed a large number of Muslim women in the region to receive education as well as follow their religious customs, said old-timers in Tumakuru.

Elite clubs should stop following dress code: Karnataka House panel member
Tue, Feb 08, 2022

The panel, which was formed to look into discrepancies in the functioning of the elite clubs and alleged dress code rules, has been carrying out inspections from January this year.

Pro-Kannada organisations oppose other language content in Bengaluru FM Rainbow 101.3
Wed, Feb 02, 2022

The Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) members submitted a memorandum to the AIR Bengaluru officials stating that closing the Rainbow channel will affect the freedom of expression of the people of Karnataka.

Karnataka Bengaluru News Hightlights: State records 24,172 new Covid-19 cases, 56 deaths; Capital alone logs 10,692 fresh infections
Wed, Feb 02, 2022

Bangalore Active Covid-19 Cases, Bengaluru, Karnataka Omicron News Hightlights, Bangalore Curfew, Bengaluru, Karnataka Lockdown Updates, Bangalore School Reopening News: According to the Karnataka health and family welfare department, the state reported 28,264 cases taking the total active cases to 2,51,084.

Former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa’s granddaughter found dead
Fri, Jan 28, 2022

🔴 According to police, Soundarya was found hanging in her bedroom around 10 am by her husband, Dr Neeraj, when he rushed back from work on being informed by their house help that she wasn’t responding despite several knocks on the door.

Karnataka school headmistress suspended over namaz in class
Fri, Jan 28, 2022

Last Sunday, pro-Hindu outfits barged inside the school and held a protest after a purported video went viral where a few Muslim students were seen performing namaz.

Karnataka Bengaluru News Highlights: Karnataka logs 33,337 new Covid cases, 70 deaths; TPR at 19.37%
Sun, Jan 30, 2022

Bangalore Active Covid-19 Cases, Bengaluru, Karnataka Omicron News Latest Updates, Bangalore Curfew News, Bengaluru, Karnataka Lockdown Updates, 29 January: Karnataka government on Saturday announced that it will lift night curfew and other restrictions in the state.

Bengaluru airport records highest cargo handling in 2021, recovery in passenger traffic
Tue, Jan 25, 2022

In 2021, the airport handled an all-time high of 4,06,688 metric tonnes (MT) of cargo, recording a significant growth of 28.6 per cent against the 3,16,305 MT in 2020.

Karnataka Bengaluru News Highlights: State reports 48,905 new Covid-19 cases; positivity rate at 22.51%
Thu, Jan 27, 2022

Bangalore Active Covid-19 Cases, Bengaluru, Karnataka Omicron News Latest Updates, Bangalore Curfew Today News, Bengaluru, Karnataka Republic Day Celebrations Updates, 26 January: Of the new cases, Bengaluru Urban reported 22,427 infections

Karnataka lifts weekend curfew; night curfew and other curbs to continue
Fri, Jan 21, 2022

Revenue Minister R Ashoka said that if the hospitalisation rate in the state rose from the current 5 per cent in coming days, the government would reimpose the curfew.