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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

‘Ostracised’ Dalits in Barmer village knock on court’s door, seek police protection
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

According to residents of Kaludi village, a dispute broke out Meghwal and Rajpurohit communities after a complaint was filed against two upper caste boys for allegedly making casteist comments on social media.

Rajasthan journalist kept in Bihar jail alleges ‘political conspiracy’
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

The journalist, Durg Singh Rajpurohit, told reporters in Jaipur on Sunday that contrary to the charges against him in the complaint, he had never visited Patna. He claimed that he was wrongly apprehended by Barmer police “who did not follow procedures”.

Vasundhara Raje interview: ‘I have worked very hard, will not use Congress as benchmark’
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

As Rajasthan goes to polls later this year, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is seeking people's mandate during her 40-day 'Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra' that was flagged off in Rajsamanand district on Saturday by BJP president Amit Shah.

Amit Shah raises NRC again: Infiltrators must be deported
Sun, Aug 05, 2018

During his speech that lasted nearly 20 minutes, Amit Shah slammed the Congress for saying that it would ask one question a day to the government during the 40-day yatra.

Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra begins today: Village decked up for Vasundhara Raje’s 3rd visit, villagers recount woes
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

Vasundhara Raje will traverse more than 6,000 km during the 40-day tour of the state. But for the residents of Garbhor, the village where the temple is situated, not much has changed since 2003, when Raje started her Parivartan Yatra after seeking blessings from Charbhuja Ji, another name for Vishnu.

Rajasthan govt spreading misinformation: Rajput outfits
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

Members of the outfits allege that this is being done by the government in order to affect protests planned by the Rajput community during the 40-day Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra announced by CM Vasundhara Raje, starting on August 4.

Give cow smugglers 2-4 slaps, tie them to a tree and inform police: BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Ahuja demanded that the three men arrested be released immediately and a case of cow smuggling should be registered against Rakbar and Aslam, the two men who were attacked.

Rajasthan signs MoU for first cow sanctuary in state
Sun, Jul 29, 2018

The state already has a ministry dedicated to the welfare of cows and last year it had announced a 10 per cent surcharge on stamp duty towards cow protection.

Mughal emperor Humayun, on his deathbed, told Babur to respect cows: Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

Rajasthan BJP President Madan Lal Saini's statement, however, is factually incorrect as Babur, who was the father of Humayun, had died in 1531, around 25 years before the latter’s death in 1556.

Vasundhara Raje will lead BJP in Rajasthan Assembly poll, announces Amit Shah
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

The BJP president also addressed a large gathering of the party’s social media volunteer team, where he asked them to take the party’s message to every district, mandal and booth through social media.

After five-year-old invites ‘bird curse’ in Rajasthan, her family walks on eggshells
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

The authorities intervened nine days later, but the family say they are still scared, and that villagers have warned them that no one would help deliver Meena’s third child, due within a month.

Rajasthan: Five arrested for allegedly assaulting men transporting cows
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

On their way back, the truck had stopped near the Hanging Bridge toll plaza in Kota district on Tuesday night where they were attacked.

The elephant in the room: A day in the life of Haathi Gaon in Jaipur
Sun, Jul 15, 2018

Experts say much ails the jumbos ferrying tourists for rides at the fort. Families handling these elephants for generations worry about their future.

Congress leaders out on bail, people are calling party bail-gaadi: PM Modi
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

State Congress chief Sachin Pilot said in a statement that by training his guns on the Congress, the PM has made it clear that his intention is to target the party that is constantly becoming stronger in Rajasthan.

Take 5: If milk is being provided, give us sugar too, says 11-year-old Priyanka
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

11-year-old Priyanka Jatav, a student of Class 6, Government Model Senior Secondary School in Jaipur says, "It’s difficult to have milk without sugar."

As posters of ‘toppers’ go up, another 80,000 enter race for NEET at Kota
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

The results are in, the posters of ‘toppers’ are up, and Kota is set to begin another year of preparing, praying. Till then, for a while, students can ‘relax’

Rajasthan textbook omits reference to Khilji seeing Padmini in mirror
Sat, Jun 23, 2018

The story of Padmini is mentioned in the chapter ‘Mughal Akraman: Prakar aur Prabhav’ (Mughal invasion: Type an effects) under the section ‘Padmini ki Kahaani’ (story of Padmini).

Garlic turns pungent for Rajasthan farmers as prices crash
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

According to Rajasthan’s Directorate of Horticulture, garlic production in the Hadoti region rose from 5,91,687 tonnes in 2016-2017 to 7,16,120 tonnes this crop year, resulting in lower prices.

Gloom in Rajasthan garlic belt as govt date for buying produce ends today
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Five farmers have committed suicide in the region since April. Their families have alleged that the victims could not bear the quantum of losses.

Rajasthan: BJP wins panchayat samitis, Congress urban civic bodies
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

BJP state general secretary Bhajanlal Sharma said the fact that the party has won 13 of the 27 seats shows that the public has rejected the ‘negative publicity’ of the Congress against the development-centric and public welfare schemes of the state government.

Rajasthan: Listening to speeches by ‘saints’ must for students
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

On the first Saturday of each month, the students will be imparted knowledge on inspirational instances from the life of a ‘great person’.

Rajasthan ambulance scam: Firm forged documents to secure contract, says CBI chargesheet
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

According to the chargesheet, accessed by The Indian Express, it was found during investigation that while submitting its bid to NRHM, Rajasthan, ZHL had filed two documents — regarding its consortium with ICET, Netherlands —with forged signatures.

Koregaon Bhima violence case: Dalit rights activists among five held for alleged Maoist links
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Police said the Elgaar Parishad, held at Shaniwarwada in Pune on December 31, allegedly led to violence in Koregaon Bhima on January 1 over the celebration of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon.

CLAT 2018: Top three ranks in law entrance go to friends in Jaipur
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

The first three positions were secured by students from Jaipur, who happen to be friends and studied at the same coaching institute.

After 23 years in jail, TADA convict goes home on 21-day parole
Sun, May 27, 2018

Jaipur Central Jail Superintendent Kailash Trivedi confirmed to The Indian Express that Ashfaq Khan was released according to the Supreme Court order.