Mahim Pratap Singh

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Jaipur’s walled city remains under curfew as talks fail
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Apart from a compensation of Rs 1 crore and the FIR against police, the family has demanded a government job for a family member. They also want the suspension of the entire Ramganj police station staff.

Curfew in Jaipur after scuffle escalates, 1 killed
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

The district administration has suspended mobile Internet services for two days - from 6 am on Saturday to 11.59 pm Sunday - to check rumours from spreading

Jaipur top cop denies death in police firing: ‘Not even part of protests, he was felled by police bullet’
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Blaming the police for the delay in helping his brother, Jameel said, “He could have been saved had he been attended to and taken to hospital in time.”

Run The Initiative With Their Own Salary: School teacher couple trains students for government jobs for free
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

Selection to subordinate services may seem less significant compared to cracking prestigious examinations like state and central civil service exams, but it brings drastic improvement in the lives of children from poor families, he added.

50 cases of witch-hunting in Rajasthan in over a year, not one conviction
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

The Act empowers the government to impose a collective fine on inhabitants of a given area for abetting or participating in witch hunting or sheltering the perpetrators. The fine thus collected is to be used for compensating and rehabilitating the victim.

80-year-old branded witch in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, confined in room for 18 days in
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

When asked why she was called a witch and locked up in a 10ftx10ft windowless room, where she cowered, hardly ate and relieved herself, Ramkanya seemed reluctant to speak much. “I am not a witch. But let it go,” she said, then broke into sobs

Live-ins are type of social terrorism: Rights panel chief
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

Tatia said that while the country has been debating triple talaq, live-in relationships were more detrimental to women’s rights

Rajasthan High Court issues notice to state government, ACB over 600 crore benefit to Vedanta
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

An official ACB probe had revealed that IAS officer Ashok Singhvi had allegedly benefitted Hindustan Zinc Ltd, a subsidiary of Vedanta-owned Sterlite industries

Maharana Pratap won Haldighati: varsity accepts MLA proposal
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

The RU’s Board of Studies approved changes to its syllabus last month, adding a section titled “debate on the outcome of the Battle of Haldighati” and incorporating a book that presents “new research” establishing Pratap’s victory over Akbar.

Lilliput has a new home
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

One of the first to be taken into foster care since the Centre issued model guidelines on this form of child welfare, the 9-year-old says she doesn’t miss her old care home any more — “wahan pe sirf ek jhoola tha...”

In Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi slams govt for not discussing farm distress in Parliament
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Rahul said that ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Modi had said two things. “He told farmers that the Congress didn’t do anything for you. He told the youth that (he will) give employment to 2 crore of them,” Rahul said.

Gangster cremated day after one killed in protests over his death
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Gangster Anandpal Singh was killed in an encounter on June 24, at his hideout in Churu district. Demanding a CBI probe into his death, his family had refused to carry out the cremation. The body was kept in a deep freezer.

Anandpal encounter: Out-of-turn promotions, awards announced for policemen could breach apex court guidelines
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

At a post-encounter press briefing, DGP Manoj Bhatt announced out-of-turn promotions for constables Sohan Singh (who was seriously injured) and Dharmpal Singh, besides announcing suitable rewards for other police personnel.

Married off at 8, this 20-year-old cracked NEET, set to become doctor in Rajasthan
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

Rupa scored 603 in the NEET and is currently attending counselling for admission. She hopes to make it to a government-run medical college. Youngest among five siblings, Rupa was in Class III when she was married off along with her elder sister Rukma.

Anand Pal Singh, gangster Rajasthan can’t forget
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Protests on streets, social media after killing, Rajput groups want CBI probe, police say don’t link it to caste

In Mewat, Pehlu Khan’s family joins ‘black Eid’ protest
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

“Kya maarte hi rahenge hamein? Us bacche ne kya bigada tha kisi ka (Will they keep killing us, what did that child Junaid Khan do to anyone)?” Hussain, lynched cattle farmer Pehlu Khan’s uncle, asked on the rising violence by cow vigilantes.

Mob in Barmer assaults Tamil Nadu officials transporting cattle, tries to torch truck
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

At least 50 persons have been booked by police for the attack that took place on Sunday night on NH 15 in Barmer district.

‘We climb trees, go to the terrace or up a sand dune to make calls’
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

On June 4, Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal had to climb a tree in Dholia village, 85 km from Bikaner, to make a phone call to a medical officer on behalf of the villagers.

BJP MLA questions Modi govt’s development agenda
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Referring to an Act passed by the Assembly that entitles bungalow, car and staff to former CMs for life, Tiwari accused Raje of engaging in “statutory loot”.

BJP-RSS leaders’ books to be included in Rajasthan libraries
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

The books include those by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, MP Tarun Vijay, Rakesh Sinha, Suresh Soni, V D Savarkar, Dinanath Batra

CM Vasundhara Raje will follow up on judge’s cow suggestion: State BJP chief
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

“The CM is a religious person, she has been sensitive towards this issue in the past... as reflected in her increasing the maximum sentence under the Bovine Act,” Parnami told The Indian Express. 

Declare cow national animal, says Rajasthan HC judge, among a few other things
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Justice Sharma also directed the govt to amend provisions of the Rajasthan Bovine Animal Act to increase punishment for cow slaughter.

One Life, One Change: How a death at childbirth changed the lives of 27 girls near Jaipur
Mon, May 22, 2017

After her friend’s death, Vijaylaxmi started opposing child marriage. She is now leading a small movement

Pooran weds Khushi: It took a funeral for this wedding to happen
Mon, May 22, 2017

There have been several instances recently of Dalit weddings being disrupted by upper and dominant castes in Rajasthan and in other states, but the Bairwas are not worried about that today.

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje pressured MPs not to attend Modi swearing-in, says Ghanshyam Tiwari
Fri, May 19, 2017

Tiwari, a vocal Raje critic, accused the Chief Minister of “maligning” the Modi Cabinet’s image by reopening an old rape case against Nihalchand Meghwal, then the only central minister from Rajasthan.

President underlines importance of debate
Tue, May 16, 2017

"Three Ds are always important in parliamentary functioning," said Pranab Mukherjee

Rajasthan BJP becoming durbar of sycophants, mafia hub: Party MLA
Mon, May 15, 2017

The BJP MLA’s six-page reply accused CM Vasundhara Raje of having him removed from the national working committee of the BJP, among other things.

Bharatpur: Before CM Vasundhra Raje’s arrival, hospital staff changed bedsheets
Fri, May 12, 2017

CM Vasundhra Raje assured the injured that the government “would stand by them”.

In Bharatpur, one wedding and 24 funerals
Fri, May 12, 2017

The Bharatpur wedding ‘hall” is actually an open courtyard, where a tent was put up with support from the long brick wall.

Rajasthan: IRS officer says cops harassed his family, probe ordered
Sun, May 07, 2017

Baig is posted as an Assistant Commissioner (Investigation) in the Income Tax department.

Loyalist arrested in graft case, Ashok Gehlot cries ‘vendetta’
Wed, May 03, 2017

Gehlot, a former chief minister, accused the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government of engaging in the politics of vendetta.

Rajasthan: Books on Hindu deity to be included in public libraries
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

The books will be financed from the minister’s discretionary fund.

JEE main: Son of a school teacher, a Dalit creates history, scores 360/360
Mon, May 01, 2017

The confirmation came Thursday morning with a call from CBSE chairperson R K Chaturvedi

After Padmavati, ad film set vandalised over ‘Pak signs’
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

The Mumbai-based production house, Good Morning Films, was shooting an advertisement for Volkswagen Polo hatchback in Chandni Chowk area near City Palace.

No regret over Pehlu’s death: Alwar BJP MLA
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

‘He was a cow smuggler... sinners like him will meet this fate’

Rajasthan textbooks on govt schemes: Good height, beautiful complexion for successful entrepreneur
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The textbooks, dedicated to key central and state government schemes, focus mainly on announcements made by PM Modi and instructs students to “internalise each word” of his Swacch Bharat pledge