Arun Dev

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
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Navy joins search for fishermen missing off Mangaluru coast

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 12:37 AM IST
Two rescued fishermen have been shifted to safety ashore and three bodies have been recovered so far.
ISRO chief Satish Dhawan (second from left) inspecting the wooden model of the Aryabhata in Peenya Bengaluru in 1972(Photo courtesy: ISRO)
ISRO chief Satish Dhawan (second from left) inspecting the wooden model of the Aryabhata in Peenya Bengaluru in 1972(Photo courtesy: ISRO)

Four sheds in Bengaluru and one big dream: How India’s 1st satellite took form

By Arun Dev , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 11:15 AM IST
With little help and minimal facilities, 20 young Isro engineers worked out of metal sheds in Peenya to build Aryabhata from scratch, which was launched from Russia on April 16, 1975
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Jarkiholi shifted from hospital, to stay in home quarantine

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 12:30 AM IST
Bengaluru Former Karnataka minister and Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Ramesh Jarkiholi was discharged from a private hospital in Gokak in Belagavi district on Wednesday
The Police said it appears to be a case of hate crime.(Representational photo/Getty Images)
The Police said it appears to be a case of hate crime.(Representational photo/Getty Images)

332 moral policing incidents in two Karnataka districts since 2010: NGO

By Arun Dev, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 09:27 AM IST
There have been 1,288 instances of communal violence including moral policing, cattle vigilantism, and hate speech in the state since 2010, according to Karnataka Communal Harmony.
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Opposition, party members slam BSY over Covid orders

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 12:45 AM IST
Bengaluru: The opposition and a section of the Bharatiya Janata Party has hit out at chief minister BS Yediyurappa for his U-turns on Covid-19 related decisions and raised questions over the quality of administration and leadership
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Jarkiholi tests Covid positive, undergoing treatment, says doctor

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 12:37 AM IST
Bengaluru: Former Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, accused of sexual harassment, has tested positive for the Covid-19, said a doctor at the Gokak taluk hospital where he is undergoing treatment
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Urbanisation bid crowds out Bengaluru’s cherished trees

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 12:17 AM IST
Bengaluru: The ashwath kattes , pipal trees (sacred fig is their common English name) with either a shrine under them or a large platform around them (or both) are a common sight in some parts of Bengaluru, and are usually a good indication that the neighbourhood was originally a village
Mangaluru police commissioner Shashi Kumar said that four teams were formed to nab the accused soon after the incident on Thursday.(HT Archive/For Representative Purposes Only)
Mangaluru police commissioner Shashi Kumar said that four teams were formed to nab the accused soon after the incident on Thursday.(HT Archive/For Representative Purposes Only)

4 arrested for stabbing Muslim man travelling with Hindu woman

By Arun Dev , Bengaluru
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 01:25 AM IST
The suspects have been identified as Balachandra (28), Dhanush Bhandary (25), Jayaprashanth (27) and Anil Kumar (38). Dhanush is already facing four cases of murder, said police.
File photo: Former Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
File photo: Former Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi. (ANI Photo) (ANI)

Ramesh Jarkiholi skips SIT questioning, cites illness

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 12:45 AM IST
A police officer familiar with the case said that Jarkiholi may apply for anticipatory bail in the coming week.
The victim's condition is said to be serious.
The victim's condition is said to be serious.

Muslim man travelling with Hindu woman stabbed in Karnataka: Cops

By Arun Dev , Bengaluru
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 01:05 AM IST
The victim, identified as Anwar Mohammed by police, has been admitted to the intensive care unit at a private hospital in Mangaluru.
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B’luru adds over 2k cases, K’taka’s tally crosses 1mn

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 12:44 AM IST
Bengaluru The city on Wednesday added 2906 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of active cases to 21789
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Mob attacks two men for transporting Cattle in K’taka, Five arrested

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 12:43 AM IST
Bengaluru: Police in coastal Karnataka’s Dakshin Kannada district, on Thursday, arrested five people for attacking two men alleging they were transporting cattle
Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. (HT Archive)
Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. (HT Archive)

Cab services at Bengaluru airport affected after cabbie dies by suicide

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 01:52 PM IST
Following protests by cab drivers, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) asked passengers to opt for bus services or personal vehicles to commute to the airport
All the six Sri Lankan crew members were taken into custody on Saturday and they have been remanded to judicial custody.(Getty Images | Representational image)
All the six Sri Lankan crew members were taken into custody on Saturday and they have been remanded to judicial custody.(Getty Images | Representational image)

300kg heroin found on Lankan boat: NCB

By Arun Dev , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 06:41 AM IST
The heroin was found concealed inside the water tank of the vessel in 301 packets, the NCB said.
Ramesh Jarkiholi resigned as minister earlier in March in the wake of his alleged involvement in a sex tape case. (ANI File Photo)
Ramesh Jarkiholi resigned as minister earlier in March in the wake of his alleged involvement in a sex tape case. (ANI File Photo)

Ramesh Jarkiholi claims Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar behind sex tape

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 08:24 AM IST
Former Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi claimed he has evidnc eagainst Congress leader DK Shivakumar and would hand them over to the Special Investigation Team (SIT).
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German botanist who made B’luru bloom all year through

By Arun Dev
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 12:29 AM IST
Bengaluru: It’s March and Bengaluru has been transformed into a ‘pink city’, with flowers like Tabebuias and Jacarandas seen in full bloom across parks and streets, providing the much-needed joy after a dull year marred by the Covid-19 pandemic
DK Shivakumar, however, said he had nothing to do with the case. (ANI)
DK Shivakumar, however, said he had nothing to do with the case. (ANI)

Jarkiholi case: Shivakumar using her for political revenge, says woman’s family

By Arun Dev , Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 04:28 AM IST
"We have an audio clipping of my sister in which she told us that she is at DK Shivakumar’s house and he is sending her away from the state safely," the woman's brother told reporters in Bengaluru.
Bengaluru police commissioner Bengaluru Police Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner D Devraj displaying the fake currency the police used to lure drug dealers into a trap. (HT PHOTO)
Bengaluru police commissioner Bengaluru Police Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner D Devraj displaying the fake currency the police used to lure drug dealers into a trap. (HT PHOTO)

Bengaluru police ‘buy’ 500 kilos of drugs using fake currency from film studio

By Arun Dev
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Since the police department could not spare 1 crore and there were security concerns, they came up with a plan to approach a film studio to procure fake currency.
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Jarkiholi booked after woman files sexual assault complaint

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 12:14 AM IST
The Bengaluru police on Friday registered an FIR against Karnataka BJP leader Ramesh Jarkiholi on several charges, including “sexual intercourse by a person in authority” and “sexual assault”, based on a handwritten complaint filed by the woman who featured in the video linked to the sexual harassment case
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)

Woman in Jarkiholi case seeks protection for kin

By Arun Dev , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 03:26 AM IST
The video has come a day after the budget session of the state legislature was adjourned sine die, five days ahead of the schedule of March 31, as the sexual harassment case rocked the proceedings.
A passenger, wearing a mask in the wake of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, speaks to a railway official at an enquiry counter, at Bengaluru City Railway Station, Monday, March 16, 2020. (PTI)
A passenger, wearing a mask in the wake of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, speaks to a railway official at an enquiry counter, at Bengaluru City Railway Station, Monday, March 16, 2020. (PTI)

RT-PCR negative report now must to enter Bengaluru

By Arun Dev , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 03:23 AM IST
On Thursday, Bengaluru registered 1,623 fresh cases out of the total of 2,523 from across the state.
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Woman in Jarkiholi case seeks protection for kin

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 12:35 AM IST
Bengaluru: The woman in the video linked to the sexual harassment case against Karnataka BJP leader Ramesh Jarkiholi, raised doubts on Thursday over the credibility of the Special Investigation Team probing the case and sought protection for her family
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RT-PCR -ve report now must to enter B’luru

By Arun Dev
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 12:34 AM IST
Bengaluru Amid a continuous surge in Covid-19 cases, Karnataka health minister K Sudhakar on Thursday announced that travellers to Bengaluru from any state will require a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test report (with the test having been taken within the previous 72 hours) from April 1
File photo: Health department workers taking sample of Covid-19. (HT photo)
File photo: Health department workers taking sample of Covid-19. (HT photo)

Negative RT-PCR report must for all passengers arriving in Bengaluru

By Arun Dev | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2021 05:19 PM IST
For the rest of the state, an RT-PCR negative test report is mandatory only for those arriving from Punjab, Chandigarh, Maharashtra and Kerala.
A second official at the hospital said on condition of anonymity said that boy developed a fever while undergoing treatment, and died due to brain haemorrhage.(PTI file)
A second official at the hospital said on condition of anonymity said that boy developed a fever while undergoing treatment, and died due to brain haemorrhage.(PTI file)

10-year-old lynched over suspicion of stealing snacks in Karnataka

By Arun Dev , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 02:52 AM IST
According to the police and the boy's family members, the boy was allegedly held captive on March 16 for several hours, beaten up by the owners of the shop, and released only after his mother pleaded with them.
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K’taka boy lynched over suspicion of theft

By Arun Dev
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2021 12:21 AM IST
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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Days after being held captive, beaten for stealing, boy dies in K’taka’s Haveri

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 05:06 PM IST
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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Mob attacks 3 traffic cops over ‘death of 32-yr-old biker’

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 12:40 AM IST
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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Residents plan to move court as BBMP decides to continue tree-cutting for underpass project

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 12:39 AM IST
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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Bengaluru edu institutes new hotbed of Covid

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 12:25 AM IST
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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