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Deep Mukherjee


Deep Mukherjee is a senior correspondent based in Jaipur. He covers Rajasthan for The Indian Express. Follow his tweets @manwithaquill

PM Modi on attacks on J&K students: Our fight for Kashmir, not against Kashmiris
Sun, Feb 24, 2019

Saying that the people of Kashmir take care of pilgrims during the Amarnath Yatra, PM Modi said it is the duty of every citizen of India to protect Kashmiris living in any corner of the country.

Schemes and a family: Madan Lal Deegwal, Rajasthan
Wed, Feb 20, 2019

Classified as BPL, the family, which belongs to the SC Regar caste, is a beneficiary of several government schemes but barely manages to scrape through every month.

May add chapter on Pulwama in school books: Rajasthan education minister
Tue, Mar 05, 2019

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’
Sun, Feb 17, 2019

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’
Tue, Feb 12, 2019

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’
Fri, Feb 08, 2019

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
Fri, Feb 01, 2019

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
Wed, Jan 23, 2019

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.

On saving the cow, Gehlot’s Congress tries to outdo the BJP in Rajasthan
Tue, Jan 22, 2019

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’
Sun, Jan 20, 2019

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
Mon, Jan 14, 2019

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
Wed, Jan 09, 2019

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
Tue, Jan 08, 2019

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
Tue, Jan 08, 2019

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
Sun, Jan 06, 2019

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
Wed, Jan 02, 2019

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
Sun, Dec 30, 2018

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
Sun, Dec 30, 2018

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
Thu, Dec 20, 2018

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
Wed, Dec 19, 2018

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
Sat, Dec 15, 2018

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.

Ashok Gehlot: Genial mass leader who played his cards right
Sat, Dec 15, 2018

Ashok Gehlot, whose first stint as CM coincided with Sonia Gandhi’s elevation as the Congress president, has since then become an indispensable cog in the Congress machinery in Rajasthan.

SC/ST seats: BJP tally dives, worst in areas hit by bandh violence in Rajasthan
Fri, Dec 14, 2018

The party’s poor performance is particularly notable in places where the state had witnessed violence during and after the April 2 bandh, which was called in protest against the Supreme Court order on the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Kamal Nath tipped for Bhopal, Rahul Gandhi seeks views of MLAs for Jaipur and Raipur
Thu, Dec 13, 2018

The state units of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan opted for the Congress standard operating procedure, authorising the party president to nominate the legislature party leader who will take over as Chief Minister.

Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Rebels back Ashok Gehlot as Mayawati extends hand
Thu, Dec 13, 2018

The Congress headquarters in Jaipur witnessed high drama as supporters of Pilot and Gehlot came out in large numbers, shouting slogans in support of their leader’s candidature for the top post.