Arun Dev

Arun Dev is an Assistant Editor with the Karnataka bureau of Hindustan Times. A journalist for over 10 years, he has written extensively on crime and politics.

Articles by Arun Dev

Bengaluru woman dragged inside the car, gangraped by four

The incident took place in the wee hours of Monday and according to police, the woman was raped for over five hours by the suspects.

Bengaluru woman dragged inside the car, gangraped by four
Published on Mar 31, 2023 05:31 PM IST

Cong to take on BJP govt over graft charge in Karnataka

The state will go to polls in a single phase on May 10, with results set to be announced on May 13, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday.

The Congress was quick to announce its first list of candidates on March 25, and senior leaders said this showed the party’s state of preparation (Congress Twitter)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:37 AM IST

Lokayukta arrests Karnataka BJP MLA in corruption case

Madal Virupakshappa, the Channagiri MLA, was arrested from a toll booth in Kyathsandra in Tumakuru district and will be brought to Bengaluru for questioning, police said

BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa appears before the Lokayukta office, in Bengaluru on March 9, 2023. (PTI)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:39 AM IST

HC allows govt to decide on Panchamasali quota in Karnataka

During the winter session of the Karnataka assembly, the government announced the creation of two new categories: 2C and 2D, to include the Lingayats and Vokkaligas. The Panchamasali caste of Lingayats has been demanding inclusion in the 2A category.

The high court on Thursday allowed the Karnataka government to decide on the reservation for the Panchamasali Lingayat sub-sect (PTI)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 03:48 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

BJP’s narrative over Tipu’s death backfired: Analysts

BJP’s attempts to woo Vokkaliga community with a claim that Tipu Sultan was killed by two chieftains from the community has backfired, said political observers.

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Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:56 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

BJP workers gherao Yediyurappa, he calls off poll roadshow

A group of BJP workers surrounded the car of former Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa in Chikkamagaluru, the home district of party general secretary CT Ravi, after factionalism erupted over a ticket for the upcoming assembly elections

Hours before BS Yediyurappa’s car was blocked, factions backing and opposing Kumaraswamy held separate public events in the district. (PTI)
Published on Mar 17, 2023 12:09 AM IST

Will contest Karnataka polls if 2A reservationdemand not met by BJP govt: Panchamasali seer

The Panchamasalis, a peasant community, want to be included in category 2A (15%) of the OBC reservation matrix. They are currently included under 3B (5%).

Panchamasali community members assemble during their agitation for reservation, in Belagavi on December 22, last year. (PTI)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 01:09 AM IST

Cong slams BJP as man with criminal record greets Modi

The Congress party tweeted a photo of ‘Fighter’ Ravi, a rowdy sheeter, greeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that it is shameful that BJP was allowing criminals in the party.

Congress launched an attack against the BJP after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was pictured greeting a rowdy sheeter (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 12:26 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

K'taka polls: Bommai as BJP campaign chief to limit Yediyurappa’s influence

Another Karnataka BJP leader pointed out that there was opposition to Yediyurappa’s appointment as the ECC chief since it would give more powers to his younger son BY Vijayendra, who is considered the BJP veteran’s successor.

Bharatiya Janata Party’s central leadership picked chief minister Basavaraj Bommai as the campaign committee chief for the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 12, 2023 05:12 AM IST

Karnataka BJP MLA gets pre-arrest bail in KSDL-related graft case

On Thursday, Lokayukta officials arrested Prashanth Madal, who was caught taking a bribe in his father’s office. In the raids that followed, they recovered ₹6.1 crore in cash from his Sanjaynagar residence and ₹2.2 crore from his office.

The Karnataka high court on Tuesday granted interim anticipatory bail to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Madal Virupakshappa (ANI)
Published on Mar 08, 2023 12:31 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Mangaluru blast accused out of hospital, sent to NIA custody

Shariq’s discharge comes on the same day officers in the Karnataka government ruled out the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) and Islamic Resistance Council (IRC) behind the blast, as claimed on social media

The blast occurred in an auto-rickshaw on November 19, injuring its driver, Purushottam, and the passenger, later identified as Thirthahalli-based Shariq (ANI)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 12:58 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

K’taka BJP MLA booked after son caught taking 40L bribe

On Thursday, Lokayukta officials arrested Prashanth Madal who was caught taking a bribe in his father’s office.

Lokayukta police personnel during the raid, in Bengaluru. (PTI)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 12:29 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Oppn slams BJP, calls for early K’taka elections

“The BJP has sped by corruption in the state to collect funds for the upcoming elections. The Congress will appeal to the Election Commission to declare the election at the earliest to avoid the corruption of the government. We also appeal to the PWD and other contractors not to take any work by paying bribes as our next government will review all the contracts and tenders issued in the last six months. The amount traced by Lokayukta in Channageri BJP MLA’s son Madalu Prashant’s house was one of the proofs BJP storing funds for the election,” Siddaramaiah said.

Lokayukta police recovers 6 crore rupees from the house of BJP MLA Madaal Virupakshappa's son Prashanth Kumar (PTI)
Updated on Mar 04, 2023 12:28 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Woman reached compromise with man before he murdered her in Bengaluru: Police

Investigators said the compromise came after Leela Pavithra Nalamati’s family sought help through a police helpline meant for women in distress in their home state of Andhra Pradesh.

The woman was murdered on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 02:49 PM IST

BJP may ask BSY to head poll campaign to woo Lingayats

The party leadership, which is of the opinion that projecting Basavaraj Bommai as the face of the party might backfire, sees Yediyurappa as a leader who has maintained goodwill among the masses

Former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader BS Yediyurappa, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, on February 22 announced that he was walking away from electoral politics. (PTI)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 01:18 AM IST

Woman killed by ex-partner: Police say victim approached helpline weeks before murder

According to a senior officer, following the murder, the family claimed that Leela had blocked the accused Dinakar Banala’s number on WhatsApp and approached DISHA, a mechanism to help women in distress, in her home state of Andhra Pradesh

Police said the 28-year-old man allegedly murdered he 25-year-old woman in Bengaluru by stabbing her multiple times for refusing to marry him over their caste difference. (HT Archives)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 12:45 AM IST

IPS shortage forces state to name SPs as commissioners

“The shortage reached such a level that the state government even contacted IPS officers of Karnataka origin posted outside the state to come to the state on deputation,” people close to developments said.

According to the top brass of the police department, Karnataka is facing a shortage of officers of the rank of IGP and deputy IGP. (Agencies/Representative use)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 01:51 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Woman stabbed 16 times in Bengaluru by 28-year-old former partner: Police

A 28-year-old man allegedly murdered a woman by stabbing her multiple times for refusing to marry him over their caste difference in Bengaluru

According to the police, the incident took place in full public view outside the 25-year-old woman’s officer at Murugeshpalya in East Bengaluru on Tuesday night. (Representational image)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 01:47 AM IST

Eye on polls: PM Modi hails BSY in Lingayat stronghold

Modi garlanded Yediyurappa who stepped down as chief minister in 2021 , draped a shawl around his shoulder and placed a turban on his head, and he later asked people to show respect to the veteran leader who turned 80 on Monday, by switching on the flashlight on their mobile phones.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitates former Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, in Shivamogga on Monday. (ANI/PIB)
Updated on Feb 28, 2023 04:35 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

PM inaugurates projects, reiterates double-engine govt pitch in K’taka

Inaugurating the airport at Shivamogga, built at a cost of around ₹450 crore with a terminal that can handle 300 travellers every hour, Modi spoke of Air India’s expansion plans and purchase orders that have been penned with Boeing and Airbus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at supporters during a roadshow, in Belagavi. (PTI)
Published on Feb 28, 2023 12:07 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Yellen for stricter Russia sanctions on visit to India

The shadow of the Ukraine crisis loomed over the meeting that is expected to focus on the economic fallout of the conflict and ways to speed up global economic recovery.

US treasury secretary Janet Yellen addresses the media during a news conference on the second day of the second meeting of the G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies under India’s G20 Presidency in Bengaluru, on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 24, 2023 04:53 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Pakistani who married her ‘Ludo partner’

Though she was living in Bengaluru in violation of the Foreigners Act and other sections of the Indian Penal Code, a decision was taken not to press charges and deport her. Her 26-year-old partner Mulayam Singh Yadav has been booked under IPC sections

The woman was taken to Amritsar for repatriation to Pakistan via Attari land border. (HT Archives)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 01:37 AM IST

Planning woes, slow work delay Bengaluru Metro project

Bengaluru metro became operational in 2011 and so far has 55.6 km of operational line. In comparison, Chennai Metro, which became operational in 2015, has 54.1 km of operational service

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Published on Feb 21, 2023 01:24 PM IST
By, Bengaluru

Hindutva in focus as Bommai unveils 3L cr budget in poll-bound Karnataka

For the first time, the Budget outlay in the state crossed the ₹3 lakh crore mark. According to the budget document, the outlay increased from ₹2,65,720 crore to ₹3,09,182 crore for 2023-24.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai shows the State Budget for the financial year 2023-24 prior to presenting it in the State Assembly, in Bengaluru on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 18, 2023 04:23 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka CM promises Ram mandir, big allocations for temples

In his budget speech, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai also promised comprehensive development and renovation of temples and mutts and earmarked nearly ₹2,000 crores for these projects.

Karnataka government announced in the Budget on Friday the construction of a Ram temple in Ramanagara district (ANI)
Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:36 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Revenue surplus budget with no proposed taxes for poll-bound Karnataka

The ruling BJP, which came to power after the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) government fell following the resignation of 15 legislators in 2020, hopes to return to power in the state

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai arrives to present the budget. (PTI)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 03:21 PM IST

Budget to set aside funds for irrigation projects in Karnataka: BJP leaders

Amid water disputes like Mahadayi, Cauvery and Krishna, with neighbouring states, party leaders said major irrigation projects, including the Upper Bhadra project, will play a crucial role for the BJP

Basavaraj Bommai-led government is following the foootsteps of Centre announcing <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,300 crore for Upper Bhadra project. (PTI)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 01:55 AM IST

The many challenges facing Indira Canteen operations

he canteens, an initiative of the state government that serve food at subsidised rates, have not received any payment from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike for the past 17 months, and around ₹30-35 crore is pending, a representative of the canteen contractors said.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, the CM Siddaramaiah, along with others, at the newly launched 'Indira Canteen', in 2018. (PTI)
Published on Feb 15, 2023 01:11 AM IST

One-way ticket to Iran led to arrest of terror suspect in city: Official

The official said that the suspect, identified as Mohammed Arif, a software engineer, had applied for a visa to the Iranian Embassy as part of his plan to enter Afghanistan to join Al-Qaeda in March. The suspicion raised by the Iranian official led NIA and local police to the suspect, the official added.

A one-way ticket led to the arrest of a suspected terrorist from Bengaluru on Sunday. (Agencies/Representative use)
Updated on Feb 14, 2023 02:18 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

State top achiever in ease of biz: Guv as poll year’s budget session begins

The last session of the 15th legislative assembly of Karnataka commenced on Friday. The 11-day session will see chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, who also holds the finance portfolio, present his government’s last budget on February 17, ahead of the state assembly elections scheduled in May.

The state government spent about 75% of the budget estimates by January 2023, Karnataka governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot said. (ANI)
Published on Feb 11, 2023 01:05 AM IST
By, Bengaluru
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