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

K’taka boy lynched over suspicion of theft

Bengaluru: A 10-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries seven days after he was beaten up by four people for allegedly stealing snacks from a grocery store in Uppanashi in Karnataka’s Haveri district, police said on Wednesday

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Updated on Mar 25, 2021 12:21 AM IST
ByArun Dev

Days after being held captive, beaten for stealing, boy dies in K’taka’s Haveri

In his complaint, the 10-year-old boy’s father said they found he was in the shopkeepers’ captivity and was allegedly being beaten on the suspicion of the theft when they went looking for him after he did not return home for two hours

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Published on Mar 24, 2021 05:06 PM IST
ByArun Dev

Mob attacks 3 traffic cops over ‘death of 32-yr-old biker’

A video of a mob raining blows on three traffic police officers alleging that the cops tried to stop a motocycle that resulted in the death of a 32-year-old man on Monday night, was widely shared on social media

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Published on Mar 24, 2021 12:40 AM IST
ByArun Dev, Bengaluru

Residents plan to move court as BBMP decides to continue tree-cutting for underpass project

Bengaluru Residents of Bengaluru’s Surajan Das road junction were planning to move the court, as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to continue with felling of trees for the construction of an underpass

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Published on Mar 24, 2021 12:39 AM IST
ByArun Dev

Bengaluru edu institutes new hotbed of Covid

Educational institutions have become one of the most vulnerable spots for Covid-19in Bengaluru after several colleges reported a number of cases in the last two months, government officials said on Monday

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Published on Mar 23, 2021 12:25 AM IST
ByArun Dev, Bengaluru

Educational institutes become hub of Covid-19 clusters in Karnataka

Officials say that educational institutions have been among most vulnerable sections with several institutions reporting Covid-19 clusters in the last two months.

Bengaluru: An MCD worker sprays disinfectant inside a classroom at Maharani College of Arts and Science. (PTI)
Bengaluru: An MCD worker sprays disinfectant inside a classroom at Maharani College of Arts and Science. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 23, 2021 12:20 AM IST
ByArun Dev

B’luru start-up opens up new market for veggie, fruit farmers

Bengaluru: Shyam Benegal’s ‘Manthan’ (1976), based on Verghese Kurien’s milk cooperative movement, inspired TN Manjunath to set up ‘Humus’ - a Bengaluru-based start-up that sources fruits and vegetables from the farmers in and around Karnataka

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Published on Mar 21, 2021 12:04 AM IST
ByArun Dev

Sexual exploitation case:SIT questions Jarkiholi for four hours

Bengaluru: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Saturday questioned former Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarikohi over the alleged sexual exploitation case

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Published on Mar 21, 2021 12:04 AM IST
ByArun Dev

Number of pedallers rise in Bengaluru, but not enough space for cycling

The cycling community in Bengaluru may be growing but the city has perhaps not fared well in providing cycle-centric infrastructure to its citizens

The use of cycles for commuting in Bengaluru doubled between 2017 and 2020, according to an app that crowdsourced information.(HT Photo)
The use of cycles for commuting in Bengaluru doubled between 2017 and 2020, according to an app that crowdsourced information.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2021 11:17 AM IST
ByArun Dev

Jarkiholi case: Absconding Journalist says SIT trying to fix his involvement

Bengaluru Naresh Gowda, a journalist wanted in the alleged sex tape case involving former state minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, on Thursday released a video claiming innocence

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Published on Mar 19, 2021 12:06 AM IST
ByArun Dev

Woman who said Jarkiholi abused her abducted: Kin

The woman’s family on Wednesday released a video of their own, requesting the government to help trace their daughter. In this video, the woman’s mother said her daughter’s photographs were morphed before the video circulated by her harassers was aired on news channels.

Members of the Aam Adami Party raise slogans against Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi for his alleged involvement in a sexual harassment case in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)
Members of the Aam Adami Party raise slogans against Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi for his alleged involvement in a sexual harassment case in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 18, 2021 05:32 AM IST
ByArun Dev , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Police Violated Nirbhaya Act in Jarkiholi Probe: Petition in HC

The petition alleged that officers of Bengaluru police displayed “gross incompetence by buckling under the pressure of the powerful ruling political class”.

Members of the Aam Adami Party raise slogans against Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi for his alleged involvement in CD row in Bengaluru, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (PTI)
Members of the Aam Adami Party raise slogans against Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi for his alleged involvement in CD row in Bengaluru, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 18, 2021 04:14 PM IST
ByArun Dev

Woman allegedly exploited by ex-Karnataka minister abducted, says her father

The woman’s family also released a video requesting the government to help them trace their daughter. Her mother said the woman told her that the latter’s pictures were morphed before the video was aired on news channels

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Updated on Mar 17, 2021 05:14 PM IST
ByArun Dev

Hit by pandemic, gig workers plan to create umbrella union

Tanveer Pasha, president of the Ola-Uber Drivers Association in Bengaluru, said on Tuesday that a meeting will be held next week to finalise the plan for the new platform.

In a 2019 report, human resources firm TeamLease estimated that 1.3 million Indians joined the gig economy in the second half of 2018-19, registering a 30% growth.(AP)
In a 2019 report, human resources firm TeamLease estimated that 1.3 million Indians joined the gig economy in the second half of 2018-19, registering a 30% growth.(AP)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 03:35 PM IST
ByArun Dev , Bengaluru

Airport train services fail to attract daily passengers

Bengaluru: Less than 50 people on a daily basis use the airport train services that were launched by the South Western Railway (SWR) amid a lot of fanfare in January this year

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Published on Mar 16, 2021 12:03 AM IST
ByArun Dev

3 waves of migrations that shaped Bengaluru

According to the 2011 census, out of 10 people in Bengaluru, four are migrants.

After Independence, Begaluru became the ideal location for strategic industries as it was away from international borders and its proximity to other major cities.(Photo: Indian Council of Historical Research)
After Independence, Begaluru became the ideal location for strategic industries as it was away from international borders and its proximity to other major cities.(Photo: Indian Council of Historical Research)
Updated on Mar 15, 2021 09:19 AM IST
ByArun Dev

'Pronounced guilty by seekers of TRP': Disha Ravi

Police said Ravi, along with two other activists, created a ‘toolkit’ to spread misinformation and incite unrest as part of a global conspiracy.

The 24-year-old, who is a part of the Indian wing of Fridays for Future, a global climate change movement founded by Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, was arrested in Bengaluru on February 13(HT_PRINT)
The 24-year-old, who is a part of the Indian wing of Fridays for Future, a global climate change movement founded by Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, was arrested in Bengaluru on February 13(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Mar 14, 2021 03:35 AM IST
ByArun Dev

'My autonomy was violated': Disha Ravi's statement after 28 days of arrest

"...my photographs were splashed all over the news; my actions were pronounced guilty - not in the court of law, but on flat screens by seekers of TRPs...," she wrote.

Disha Ravi has now been granted bail. However, in his judgment granting bail, Judge Dhamender Rana said, “The offence of sedition cannot be involved to minister to the wounded vanity of governments.” The government must heed this warning. (REUTERS)
Disha Ravi has now been granted bail. However, in his judgment granting bail, Judge Dhamender Rana said, “The offence of sedition cannot be involved to minister to the wounded vanity of governments.” The government must heed this warning. (REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 13, 2021 09:52 PM IST
ByArun Dev , Bengaluru

7,064 Karnataka villages don’t have a burial ground, says govt

Karnataka government says every district has been told to convert government land into burial grounds.

A majority of people from the Hindu community in Karnataka bury the dead(HT Photo/Arun Dev)
A majority of people from the Hindu community in Karnataka bury the dead(HT Photo/Arun Dev)
Published on Mar 13, 2021 12:50 PM IST
ByArun Dev , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Bodies donated, buried by road as villages in Karnataka lack burial grounds

7,064 Karnataka villages don’t have a burial ground, says govt

Though the lack of burial ground remains a problem across communities, it is the marginalised communities that feel maximum brunt of the problem.
Though the lack of burial ground remains a problem across communities, it is the marginalised communities that feel maximum brunt of the problem.
Updated on Mar 13, 2021 01:43 PM IST
ByArun Dev , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Zomato to cover medical bills of woman, legal cost of accused delivery person

Bengaluru: Deepinder Goyal, co-founder of online food aggregator Zomato, on Friday said the company will cover the medical bills of Hitesha Chandranee, who claimed she was attacked by a delivery person from the company

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Published on Mar 13, 2021 12:01 AM IST
ByArun Dev

Zomato to pay medical bills of woman who accused delivery executive of assault

The company is also taking care of the legal cost of Kamaraj, the executive, who has denied the charges and accused Chandranee of assaulting him

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Updated on Mar 12, 2021 01:59 PM IST
ByArun Dev

Woman injured herself: Zomato delivery person on assault case

Bengaluru: A Zomato delivery person who was booked for allegedly punching a woman, on Thursday claimed that she injured herself after accidentally hitting her face with her ring

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Published on Mar 11, 2021 11:52 PM IST
ByArun Dev

Karnataka cops may soon get access to facial tech

While the project has been in the pipeline for three years, Bengaluru Police officials said the latest funding announcement by the state government was a crucial development.

According to a senior officer, close to 30% of the funds will be used to create a back end . The officer said that to optimise the CCTV network, the police will introduce technologies such as facial recognition.
According to a senior officer, close to 30% of the funds will be used to create a back end . The officer said that to optimise the CCTV network, the police will introduce technologies such as facial recognition.
Published on Mar 11, 2021 11:38 PM IST
ByArun Dev , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

'City of future!' Infosys' Nandan Nilekani on what makes Bengaluru click

Nilekani said that the work from home system is here to stay as the city sees a new phase of change.

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani. (Reuters)
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani. (Reuters)
Updated on Mar 11, 2021 11:00 PM IST
ByArun Dev

Yediyurappa announces 7,800 crore for Bengaluru, mostly for ongoing projects

During his budget speech, CM Yediyurappa announced the construction of Bengaluru Signature Business next to Kempegowda International Airport. The agency responsible had listed this project on their website in 2018 itself

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa presents the state budget 2021-22 in the Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru, Monday. (PTI)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa presents the state budget 2021-22 in the Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru, Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 08, 2021 07:00 PM IST
ByArun Dev , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

100 years apart, a tale of Bengaluru's two pandemics

Much like the plague of 1898, experts say the Covid pandemic will change the DNA of Bengaluru

A view of Bangalore during the 1890s (left); MG Road in Bengaluru wears a deserted look during the lockdown imposed due to Covid-19 on July 5, 2020(WikimediaCommons/PTI)
A view of Bangalore during the 1890s (left); MG Road in Bengaluru wears a deserted look during the lockdown imposed due to Covid-19 on July 5, 2020(WikimediaCommons/PTI)
Updated on Mar 08, 2021 09:06 AM IST
ByArun Dev , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Bengaluru’s BBMP said no potholes on 74 roads. Court ordered survey finds 437

The report said of the 5,435 responses from citizens and survey, 437 cases were related to potholes and bad roads. The rest 4,998 cases were related to footpaths

A report by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority has revealed that there are at least 5,435 potholes, bad roads or patchy footpaths in Bengaluru(HT Photo)
A report by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority has revealed that there are at least 5,435 potholes, bad roads or patchy footpaths in Bengaluru(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2021 10:30 AM IST
ByArun Dev , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Complainant fails to join probe against Karnataka ex-minister Ramesh Jarkiholi

A police officer said that the complainant's status as witness in the case of alleged sexual exploitation against former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi is also unclear.

File photo of Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi as he resigns from his post, in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
File photo of Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi as he resigns from his post, in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 04, 2021 11:01 PM IST
ByArun Dev

Once a source of drinking water, Bengaluru river now filled with froth, stench

The degradation of Vrishabhavathi river began around 50 years ago when industrial areas began cropping up along the catchment areas of the river – in Peenya, Yeshwanthpura, Kumbalagou and so on.

The 57-km-long Vrishabhavathi river used to be a picnic spot in the late 1960s. Due to pollution, the river now has an alternative name – Gutter of Kengeri(HT Photo)
The 57-km-long Vrishabhavathi river used to be a picnic spot in the late 1960s. Due to pollution, the river now has an alternative name – Gutter of Kengeri(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 03, 2021 07:09 PM IST
ByArun Dev , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
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