Deep Mukherjee

Articles By Deep Mukherjee

First four months of 2019 saw spike in crime in Rajasthan, shows police data

According to the monthly data released by the Rajasthan police, a total of 55,102 criminal cases were registered in the state during the period of January-April 2018, as compared to 62,666 in January-April 2019.

Noteban to be removed from new textbooks, says Rajasthan minister

The portion on demonetisation was introduced by the previous BJP state government in the political science book of Class 12 in 2017. The textbook had termed the central government’s decision to demonetise notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 as “historic” and an “operation to clean black money”.

Alwar rape case: Among five accused, a truck driver, tea stall worker, labourer

The men forced the couple to stop, abused them, and forcibly took the woman — just 18-years-old — behind the sand dunes on the side of the road. There they gangraped her, recording their act.

Alwar gangrape: BJP submits memo to Governor, lists cases of violence against women, Dalits in Cong rule

The Congress government and the state’s police force have come under severe criticism following the Thanagazi gangrape after the family of the victim alleged that the police didn’t take any action till the Lok Sabha elections were over on May 6.

For 7 days, Alwar cops sat on Dalit gangrape, waited for polls to end

On April 26, five bike-borne men on the Alwar-Thanagazi highway forcibly abducted a couple and dragged them behind sand dunes off the road. They gangraped the woman in front of her husband, filmed the act and robbed the couple of Rs 2,000.

Rajasthan: Threat call at SP office but no action, says rape victim’s husband

Recalling that nightmare of April 26, the husband says he was out shopping with his wife for a family wedding. Police have arrested all the six accused — five for the rape and the sixth for circulating videoclips of the crime.

Dalit woman gangraped in Alwar, one arrested

Alwar gangrape: The accused also uploaded a video of the crime on social media, with the family alleging that if the police had taken timely action, the accused could have been arrested earlier and prevented the video from being circulated.

Lok Sabha polls: 48 years after a ‘maharani’, Jaipur’s first woman candidate hopes to make a mark in BJP bastion

In a letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Khandelwal had pointed out that she had fulfilled all criteria for getting a ticket but was ignored despite the high command’s claims of encouraging women candidates.

Rahul Gandhi: PM doesn’t say achhe din even by mistake

Targeting Modi over alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal, the Congress chief said that the new slogan of ‘chowkidar chor hai’ (the watchman is a thief) has now come up.

Buoyed by Assembly poll wins, tribal party in Rajasthan throws challenge to BJP, Congress

The BTP has emerged as a fierce critic of the RSS-affiliated Vanvasi Kalyan Parishad and Christian organisations working in the area, accusing them of converting tribals and reducing their population to just a vote bank.

‘People voting for leadership, stability, progress — all symbolised by Modi’

"Our motto is sabka saath, sabka vikas. Modi ji always says 130 crore Indians and that is our map. We don’t discriminate. Not in any social welfare scheme nor in any other aspect of national life."

Rajasthan: Against Ashok Gehlot’s son, BJP star sees ‘Kaliyug Mahabharata’

Shekhawat, a Rajput, who is often regarded as the future of the BJP in Rajasthan, faces Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s son and Congress candidate Vaibhav Gehlot, a Mali, an OBC community.

Rajasthan: Having come from behind in Assembly polls, BJP may now buck 20-year trend

The gesture is symbolic of how the Congress is playing catch-up in the narrative being driven by the BJP in the state.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: ‘Show me one MP, except PM, who has invested half as me in sports, I’ll resign’

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is seeking re-election from Jaipur Rural.

A bumper crop in election season, but farmers not happy in Rajasthan’s Alwar

Even as production hits all-time-high, mustard is selling in Rajasthan at below the MSP of not just the current, but last two years.

Rajasthan: BJP ticket distribution reflects increasing influence of central leadership

Hanuman Beniwal's return to BJP, coupled with distribution of BJP tickets to candidates who are not from the Vasundhara Raje camp, indicate the increasing say of the central leadership of the party after it lost power in Rajasthan.

Dismissed IPS officer, his wife, former Dalit bureaucrat to contest on BSP ticket in Rajasthan

Salodia, a former senior IAS officer from Rajasthan of the rank of additional chief secretary, had taken voluntary retirement from service and had converted to Islam in 2015 after he was not considered for the post of chief secretary.

BJP stitches alliance with RLP in Rajasthan, Hanuman Beniwal to contest from Nagaur

Beniwal, a three-time MLA, was first elected to the state Assembly in 2008 on a BJP ticket but subsequently left the party after differences with its leadership.

Changing Rajput-Jat equations in Rajasthan: The story of two ‘rebels’ and the one seat of Barmer

Apart from the fact that the Congress may find it difficult to say no given how Manvendra took on the gauntlet of fighting against Raje, the Rajput leader also stands favourably in the changing equations between the community and Jats in western Rajasthan.

Extra-marital affair not ground for taking action against govt staff: Rajasthan HC

Earlier this month, former Rajasthan-cadre IPS officer Pankaj Chaudhary was dismissed from service for an alleged extra-marital affair. He has challenged his dismissal at the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).