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!

Articles By Ralph Alex Arakal

Bangalore News April 24 Highlights: Deve Gowda, CM Kumaraswamy and DCM Parameshwara pay homage to JD(S) leaders killed in Sri Lanka blasts

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

Bangalore News April 23 Highlights: 61.77% polling in North Karnataka at 6 pm; third phase poll concludes peacefully

Polling concluded at 14 Lok Sabha constituencies from Karnataka, as the third phase of Lok Sabha elections took place in 15 states and 2 union territories today. The other 14 from the state had gone to the polls on April 18, recording 61.84% poll percentage

Bangalore News April 22 Highlights: 4 JD(S) workers from Bangalore killed in Sri Lanka blasts; Bengaluru Airport served 33.30 million passengers

Bangalore News Highlights: Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka were killed in the serial blasts that ripped through Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Meanwhile, 33.30 million passengers transited through the Bangalore International airport at the end of FY 2018-19.

Thiruvananthapuram no cake walk for Shashi Tharoor; triangular contest promises a photo-finish

Two-time MP Shashi Tharoor of the UDF will try to retain his seat against competition from CPI leader C. Divakaran and BJP's Kummanam Rajasekharan in the Kerala capital

English medium classes back in Karnataka government schools after 25 years

The Karnataka education department has asked teachers of selected 947 Kannada and Urdu government schools to visit households in the locality to promote admissions, post-election and examination-related duties. A comprehensive training programme, beginning April 29, is in the pipeline for teachers to be trained with special modules on effective English teaching.

Bangalore’s first-time voters come in many hues after Lok Sabha elections 2019 conclude in Karnataka

IT professional Rahul Nair had a long wait to exercise his right to vote when compared to others. Interestingly, the 32-year-old reacted differently from several others when asked about his first-time experience. "I find not a single candidate is worth voting but still chose to express my opinion on the EVM," he says.

Bangalore News April 19 Highlights: Lok Sabha polls, Rahul campaigns in Karnataka; BJP demands probe into voter list deletion

Bangalore News Highlights on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily blog

Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Voting (April 18) Highlights: Second phase Lok Sabha polls conclude in Karnataka; poor voter turnout in Bangalore

Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Voting Highlights: HD Deve Gowda in Tumkur; his grandson JD (S) candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy from Mandya; independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh from Mandya; Prakash Raj from Bangalore Central constituency are among the 362 contestants in fray for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls, held in 14 seats of Karnataka.

Bangalore News April 17 Highlights: Pre-monsoon rains gift cool evening before Lok Sabha polls

Bangalore News Highlights: Pre-monsoon rains dip temperature below 20 degree Celsius | Power supply affected throughout the day in several areas of Bangalore | Prakash Raj-Rizwan Arshad fake post controversy | Mahavir Jayanti Celebrations | DEO inspects Lok Sabha polling day preparations and much more made news on April 17, 2019

Extending MGNREGA to urban areas will create 50 million jobs: State Of Working India 2019 report

Interestingly, researchers observed that as much as 5 million people left the workforce between 2016 and 2018. "The beginning of the decline in jobs coincided with demonetisation in November 2016, although no direct causal relationship can be established based only on these trends," The State of Working India (SWI) 2019 report released by Azim Premji University says.

Elections 2019: How to check name in voters list in Bangalore

How to Check Name in Voter List in Bangalore for Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 1. Search with the EPIC (Electoral Photo ID Card) number | 2. Search with name and other details | 3. Search via mobile number

Prakash Raj interview: Mr Modi or Mr Rahul Gandhi is not going to run your constituency

Prakash Raj interview: "The responsibility of a citizen is to elect a parliamentarian of a constituency… whichever party he belongs to is not important to the electorate. There are 500+ parliamentarians, it is their job to elect the leader and opposition leader."

Bangalore News April 16 Highlights: Lok Sabha election campaigns conclude; BMTC bus services hit

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

Meet Jenifar Russel, a Swiggy delivery executive contesting Lok Sabha elections from Bangalore Central

Jenifar J. Russel, a 38-year-old, reveals that his job as a food delivery executive has helped him connect with the city better. "Earlier I used to switch on the AC in my car and go to work. Now I'm aware of the pollution levels, potholes on road, traffic problems, parking issues, and foul smell arising from garbage dumping areas. Travelling on a two-wheeler gives me the real feel of the city," he says. 

PM Modi rally in Bangalore Highlights: ‘You may think the processor of Congress is slow but their software is corrupt’

PM Modi in Bengaluru Highlights: BJP is gearing up for PM Narendra Modi's first rally in Bengaluru today. Over 90 lakh voters spread across five constituencies in and around the city will be listening to what the BJP has to offer.

Ahead of PM Modi’s rally in Bengaluru, Congress releases video: ‘Where’s 2014 report card?’

The Byre Gowda-starred "fact check video" touches upon various issues that affect the city, with the iconic Vidhana Soudha (stage legislature building) in the background. "How much of the Rs 10,000 crore investment promised for basic infrastructure in the city was materialised?" one among the major questions raised in the video mentions.

BJP fights Bellary Lok Sabha seat without Reddy brothers

The Bellary Lok Sabha constituency came into national limelight in 1999 when Congress leader Sonia Gandhi won the polls against BJP’s Sushma Swaraj by over 56,100 votes.

Bengaluru: Tree census kicks off after a long wait

The mobile application will enable users, apart from paid volunteers, to record multiple features of each tree in their neighbourhood. Details such as species, girth, height, and approximate age can be uploaded.

Tejaswini Ananth Kumar tweets of a ‘broken’ heart and talks peace

However, the tweet which shows signs of deep disappointment and a sense of compromise has been received differently by several followers on the micro-blogging platform.

Karnataka Lok Sabha elections: Of helicopters, death threats and new voters

With almost 2.5 lakh voters added to the electoral rolls since January 2019, more than 90 lakh voters from Bengaluru will get a chance to cast votes for the Lok Sabha elections this time.

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