Deep Mukherjee

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May add chapter on Pulwama in school books: Rajasthan education minister

Govind Singh Dotasra, who is Minister of State (independent charge), Education, told The Indian Express on Sunday that the government has asked the committee set up to review textbooks to consider recommending it in their report.

Pulwama attack: ‘His 2-month-old son will never know his father now’

Among those present at the funeral were Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore, Rajasthan minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, BJP MP Ramcharan Bohra, Rajasthan minister and Congress leader Lalchand Kataria.

At Ground Zero of Gurjar protest: ‘We voted Congress, why are they silent now’

Bainsla, who has earlier spearheaded various movements of the community in demand of reservation, says that he is determined that he won’t call off the protest this time till the government accepts their demand.

Rajasthan govt starts distributing certificates: ‘Lucky for back-to-back polls or no one would talk farm waivers’

The Rajasthan government started holding camps in every district to distribute waiver certificates from Thursday, a day before the opposition BJP is scheduled to court arrest over “non-fulfilment” of the Congress’s poll promises.

Rajasthan: Hike in unemployment allowance from March 1, announces Ashok Gehlot

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced the decision while inaugurating the students’ union office at the Rajasthan University on Thursday.

Long distances, lack of test labs behind swine flu spike in Rajasthan

Until January 13 this year, 49 people died of the disease across the country, and 1,694 cases were reported. Rajasthan topped the list with 31 deaths.

Explained: Why the Congress feels the need for the cow in Rajasthan

Now in power, the Congress seems to be in a dilemma over its policy towards the animal that is revered and worshipped in the Rajasthani heartland, and can potentially contribute to inflaming mass passions.

On saving the cow, Gehlot’s Congress tries to outdo the BJP in Rajasthan

The Congress manifesto, titled Jan Ghoshna Patra promised to increase grants for cow shelters, ensure state-of-the-art facilities and also pledged to solve the problem of stray cows and conserve local breeds.

Take 5: ‘All talk about cows but nobody wants to take responsibility’

Bahadur Mal Sharma, 55, manager of the Shri Krishan Gaushala in Paota, a village in Jaipur district, isn’t too optimistic that people will come forward to adopt cows.

On R-Day and I-Day, Rajasthan govt to honour those who adopt stray cows

The latest order urges district collectors to motivate the public, charitable people, administrative officials and social workers to adopt stray cows and to address the issue during meetings held for public welfare.

Rajasthan govt to scrap MoUs signed in 2015 which didn’t materialise

The collective investment amount of these MoUs is Rs 1,10,362 crore.

Rajasthan: Gehlot govt to scrap over 200 MoUs signed during BJP rule

During the Resurgent Rajasthan summit that had taken place in 2015, then chief minister Vasundhara Raje had said that the state will receive investment worth Rs. 3.37 lakh crore from the MoUs signed.

Rajasthan farm loan waiver: Villagers who didn’t take loans named as beneficiaries, probe on

According to the Cooperative Department website, the three societies, which are currently under investigation, have waived loans of 3,073 farmers.

After textbooks, Rajasthan govt to review schools merged during BJP regime

BJP held that many of the primary and upper primary schools, which were merged with secondary and higher secondary schools, were under-utilising their facilities.

Madhya Pradesh to withdraw, Rajasthan govt to examine cases against Dalits

Madhya Pradesh Law Minister P C Sharma said cases lodged against people who were not on the spot of violence or disturbances during the April 2 agitation will also be withdrawn.

Rajasthan scraps education criteria for civic poll candidates

The Cabinet also decided to reopen two universities, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Law University and Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication, both of which were opened during Ashok Gehlot’s previous term as chief minister but were closed when the BJP came to power.

Rajasthan to review changes to textbooks made under BJP govt

Over the last five years, the Congress had alleged that changes were made in textbooks and curriculum to promote the ideology of the RSS.

Rajasthan: CDC Zika virus advisory likely to impact tourism

Rajasthan is one of the most sought after tourist places in India. According to data from Rajasthan’s tourism department, a total of 4.3 crore people visited the state in 2016 and 4.7 crore in 2017.

Rajasthan: In first reshuffle, Cong govt transfers 40 IAS, 8 RAS officers

The Chief Minister’s Office will now also have Ajitabh Sharma as secretary along with Arti Dogra and Rajan Vishal as joint secretaries to the chief minister.

Face of Congress revival, Sachin Pilot appeals to young voters

The first sign of a resurgent Congress under Sachin Pilot came just a few months after the Lok Sabha rout. The party won three Assembly seats in September 2014.