Ralph Alex Arakal

Ralph works as Senior Sub Editor for The Indian Express Online (indianexpress.com) from Bengaluru. He loves to interact with people on the go and on the web. A journalist fond of meaningful conversations, you can catch him online most of the time! Ralph tweets at @ralpharakal

Articles By Ralph Alex Arakal

Bengaluru top cop reaches out to citizens for increasing traffic wardens

Further, the Bengaluru City Traffic Police (BTP) has published the contact information of various traffic police stations to help volunteers connect to the force easily.

On PM Modi’s birthday, will turn Bengaluru’s VV Puram Food Street into ‘model street’: Tejasvi Surya

According to the MP, eateries in the street have been directed to refrain from using plastic bottles, paper cups, and non-decomposable leaf plates as a primary measure. It has been recommended that food be served only in steel plates or other reusable material.

KSRTC to double its Ambaari Dream Class fleet by 2020

Named after the golden palanquin placed on elephants at Mysuru Dasara and other festive occasions to carry gold idols of deities, the Ambaari Dream Class was recently picked as the winner of the popular CMO Asia Brand Excellence Award-2019 under Supply Chain & Logistics sector.

Karnataka Deputy CM says ‘good roads cause accidents’, draws flak

Govind Karjol also said he didn't support levying high fines on those violating traffic rules, and the state cabinet would soon decide on the revision of fines.

Motor Vehicles Act 2019: Bengaluru police collect Rs 72.49 lakh in 6 days

Most traffic violators in Bengaluru were caught for not wearing helmets while riding and for using phones while driving during the first 6 days since the implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 from September 4.

Bangalore news Sept 5 highlights: Kanhaiya Kumar releases Gauri Lankesh’s editorials on her second death anniversary

Bangalore news Sept 5 highlights: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog.

First Chidambaram, now Shivakumar: Congress leaders slam BJP’s ‘vendetta politics’

Senior Congress leader and former MP Mallikarjun Kharge accused the BJP of harassing Shivakumar. "They (BJP) are trying to demoralise him and his supporters," he said.

‘It’s a conspiracy’, says D K Shivakumar before ED appearance

Shivakumar was directed to appear before the ED in Delhi by 1 pm on Friday. However, the Congress leader cited personal and family commitments for not being able to make the deadline but landed in Delhi by 6 pm.

Bengaluru’s Indira Canteens face cash crunch; BJP and Congress blame each other

As many as 173 Indira Canteens and 18 mobile outlets were identified to be on the verge of closure after no budgetary allocations were made neither by the state government nor by the BBMP, Bangalore's local civic body. 

Karnataka bus driver, conductor honoured for helping mentally disturbed woman reach home

The good samaritans were handed over an appreciation letter in a special meeting which took place in Shantinagar on Thursday prior to the commencement of their next trip to Munnar.

Here are the KSRTC, South Western Railway special trains, buses this Ganesh Chaturthi

The special bus and train services operated by KSRTC and South Western Railway are expected to help lakhs of passengers travel to and fro during the festive season of Gowri Habba and Ganesh Chaturthi

Bengaluru airport’s second runway is ready, operations start from Dec 5

"The validation flights were conducted to certify aerodrome navigational aids and instrument procedures as determined by Civil Aviation regulations," a BIAL spokesperson told Indianexpress.com

Watch: Bengaluru airport’s new terminal gives an ‘immersive garden’ experience

Terminal-2 of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru will replicate elevated walkways, gardens, artificial waterfalls and green seating areas in the interior and the exterior is designed to deliver "the most memorable and meaningful garden experience in the world."

Inside Bengaluru’s first Robot Restaurant

"Another 4 to 5 branches would be set up soon in Bengaluru owing to the business' resounding success and high demand in the city since its beginning," said Venkatesh Rajendran, founder of Robot Restaurants.

Bengaluru: 78-feet-tall monolith at National Military Memorial to be inaugurated by December

The installation of the 78-feet tall jumbo monolith (Veeragallu) structure bearing the names of martyred soldiers who fought for the country is currently in progress. The structure was originally scheduled to be erected by the end of July 2019.

Bangalore news August 20 highlights: Karnataka gets 17 new ministers; MLAs angry at being ignored

Bangalore news August 20 highlights: Get the latest updates on Karnataka cabinet formation, new BJP ministers joining the Yediyurappa-led cabinet, Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, and much more in our daily live blog.

Officials turn to Telegram to provide live tracking of Bengaluru to Airport Volvo services

A Telegram group which has been formed by the manager of the BMTC Whitefield depot now helps hundreds of commuters on route KIAS 15 for their travel to the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore.

After facing flak, Karnataka CMO clarifies: Layouts, not villages, will bear names of flood relief donors

The clarification statement released by the CMO read: "The Chief Minister had announced that the donors contributing more than Rs 10 crore will have the layouts named after them, not the villages."

Bengaluru: Five spots linked to the freedom struggle you must know about

Independence Day special: A school established by Annie Besant, a railway station where Gandhi held prayers. Your city has all this and more.

Bengaluru airport reduces User Development Fee, airfares might drop marginally

The User Development Fee, which was revised from Rs 139 to Rs 306 for domestic departures and from Rs 558 to Rs 1,226 for international departures will go back to the former rates starting August 16.