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! He tweets at @ralpharakal

Articles By Ralph Alex Arakal

Bengaluru to get free high-speed Wi-Fi with over 4,000 hotspots

"Providing high-speed internet is a necessity with regard to the growing infrastructure of the city and the internet will be made available at more than 4,000 Wi-Fi hotspot locations across a distance of 800 kilometres as per the current plan," Karnataka deputy chief minister C N Ashwathnarayan said.

Watch: Bengaluru student maps sexual harassment zones in city, police to scale up study

A top official of the Bengaluru City Police (BCP) said a special team would be formed to help Nupur carry out the study. "Officials of our department will look into the matters being reported to ensure proactive action is taken accordingly," the official said.

Watch: Man abducted in broad daylight from Karnataka bus stand

A day after the incident, four people were arrested from Bijapur and the man rescued. However, the motive behind the crime is yet to be ascertained. 

Karnataka civic polls: Congress wins more wards than BJP

The Janata Dal (Secular) won 63 wards, scoring an upper hand over Congress and BJP only in Chikkaballapura district.

Karnataka MLAs’ disqualification case: Yediyurappa welcomes SC verdict, says BJP to decide poll nominees

"We will begin campaigning for all 15 constituencies from tomorrow. 101 per cent, we are going to win all seats," Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa said in Bengaluru.

Karnataka disqualified MLAs SC Verdict Highlights: All 17 disqualified MLAs to join BJP Thursday morning, Yediyurappa confirms after SC verdict

Karnataka disqualified MLAs SC Verdict Highlights: SC upholds disqualification but allows 17 Karnataka MLAs to contest the upcoming bye-elections on December 5.

Bengaluru is now world leader in scooter-sharing: Report

Interestingly, the tech capital of India is home to almost the entire fleet of scooters available for sharing in the country making India the number one country in the world with the highest fleet size of over 15,000 in the scooter-sharing industry.

Watch: Baahubali song in background, Army man clinches gold in World Bodybuilding Championship

Havildar Anuj Kumar Taliyan's performance, with the song 'Saahore Baahubali' in the background, is now doing the rounds on social media.

Karnataka bypolls: Filing of nominations begin, disqualified MLAs await SC verdict

Meanwhile, Congress legislative party leader Siddarmaiah on Sunday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking an appointment to "apprise breakdown of Constitutional Machinery in Karnataka."

Bengaluru airport Winter Schedule 2019: New flights to five domestic, two international destinations

With the new additions, the average international Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) for Winter 2019-20 is expected to grow at 12% over Summer 2019, while domestic movements are expected to achieve a growth of 16%.

Karnataka: Sepoy from Belagavi succumbs to gunshot injuries in Pak ceasefire violation

The 21-year-old soldier who hails from Uchagaon village in Belagavi, Karnataka, succumbed to gunshot injuries after an exchange of fire in Poonch sector, Jammu.

Bengaluru: Police book family heckled over national anthem in cinema hall

Officers from the Bengaluru City Police said the FIR was filed taking cognizance of the video that went viral, after a "thorough consultation with legal experts".

Bengaluru techie murder: 9 yrs after crime, gym trainer gets life imprisonment

According to the police chargesheet, Payal Surekha was bound and stabbed 23 times inside her flat in upmarket JP Nagar.

‘Missing’ bollards on St Mark’s Road not stolen, but damaged by vehicle: Bengaluru Police

However, investigating officers found out Wednesday morning that the bollards were safe in a compound nearby. These were later fixed back at their designated locations on SBI circle, St Mark's Road on Wednesday.

Bengaluru apartment complexes wary of Bangladeshi migrants, want police to verify workers

Last week, the police had detained 60 illegal Bangladeshi migrants from Marathahall, Bellandur, and Ramamurthy Nagar after a raid by the Central Crime Branch.

Chapters glorifying Tipu Sultan to be removed from textbooks: Yediyurappa

Soon after, BJP Karnataka tweeted: "...textbooks must be rewritten to portray the real Tipu Sultan to our children. They should be made aware of the Tyrant's cruelty against Hindus & his anti-Kannada rule."

Bengaluru science educators say space is the next frontier for students

"Most kids in India seem to have the desire to work in the space sector but are deprived of real ways to get there," Gabe Gabrielle, a former engineer at the Kennedy Space Center for NASA said in Bengaluru.

Watch: Family insulted, sent out of movie hall in Bengaluru for not standing up during national anthem

The incident took place on October 23 during the last show for the day of Asuran, a Dhanush-starred Tamil movie.

Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, has stirred a row, again

While 'Hazrat Tipu Sultan Jayanti' has been officially celebrated on November 10 in Karnataka since 2015, widespread protests and heated debates led by leaders of Congress and BJP has become a common affair in Karnataka politics.

Indian Army Subedar, who lost his leg at LOC in Kashmir, qualifies for Tokyo Paralympics 2020

Subedar Anandan Gunasekaran, a para-athlete of the Madras Engineering Group & Centre (MEG) Bangalore, has qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Gunasekaran won three gold medals in total in the 7th Military World Games 2019.