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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

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.

As garlic prices fall, Rajasthan records five farmer suicides
Sat, May 26, 2018

Govt denies link between prices and suicides, cites procurement under MIA.

NCDC sanctions Rs 5000 crore for Rajasthan govt farm loan waiver
Fri, May 25, 2018

In February, Raje had announced a one-time loan waiver for small and marginal farmers in the state up to Rs 50,000 in the overdue and outstanding category of short term loan provided by cooperative banks.

Forced by kin to snap ties, a happy ending: with wedding
Fri, May 18, 2018

Manish comes from the Scheduled Caste community. Jyoti’s family belongs to the Scheduled Tribes.

Nahargarh Fort ‘suicide’ case: Family cites handwriting test, claims cover-up bid; seeks murder probe
Sat, May 12, 2018

“We had sent handwriting samples of Saini along with photos of the writings on stones from Nahargarh to an independent handwriting expert for testing. The report has concluded that they were written by more than one person,” Saini’s brother-in-law Yogesh said.

Rajasthan: Inviting elected representatives at govt events must
Wed, May 02, 2018

Inauguration of all such programmes has to be compulsorily done through the hands of elected representatives, the order says.

Rajasthan: Dalits attacked after groom rides horseback
Tue, May 01, 2018

A Dalit procession was allegedly attacked by upper caste men on Sunday night who were outraged over a scheduled caste groom riding a mare during the traditional ceremony of Bindoli, a day before his marriage.

Testimonies of witnesses in Asaram case: ‘Studied only till class 3 but judges, politicians, IPS officers bow to me’
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Asaram was on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Jodhpur court for raping a 16-year-old girl.

Asaram Bapu rape case verdict: Two aides handed 20 years each, two acquitted
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Special Judge (SC/ST Cases) Madhu Sudan Sharma handed 20 years in jail to each of Asaram’s two aides, Sanchita alias Shilpi and Sharad Chandra alias Sharat Chandra, for helping him in the crime.

Asaram convicted for raping minor, sentenced to imprisonment till death
Mon, Jan 28, 2019

Two aides of Asaram - Sanchita alias Shilpi and Sharad Chandra alias Sharat Chandra were sentenced to twenty years imprisonment each, while another two, Prakash and Shiva, were acquitted.

Pre-poll shuffle: BJP gets new chief in Madhya Pradesh; Rajasthan, Andhra next
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Rakesh Singh is the BJP's chief whip in Lok Sabha. The BJP sprang a surprise by asking him to head the organisation in MP, which goes to poll later this year.

Three minors found hanging from tree in Barmer, cops say suicide, girls’ families allege murder
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Two days ago, the village woke up to the sight of three bodies hanging from a branch of the tree — two Dalit girls and a Muslim boy, all minors. Their deaths have left many unanswered questions.

Salman Khan walks out on bail as court suspends sentence in blackbuck poaching case
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case: The actor has been granted bail on the condition that he will have to produce two sureties worth Rs 25,000 and a bail bond of Rs 50,000.

Relief for Salman Khan as Jodhpur court grants bail in blackbuck poaching case
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case: The actor has been granted bail on the condition that he will have to produce two sureties worth Rs 25,000 and a bail bond of Rs 50,000.

Hearing on Salman Khan’s bail today, court asks for case records
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

Sources in the prison said Khan stayed awake till late on Thursday. He has been lodged in a barrack next to Asaram Bapu, the sources added.  On Friday, Preity Zinta landed in Jodhpur and went to meet Khan at the jail.

While Salman Khan was on trial, blackbuck population in Rajasthan grew over the years
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

According to wildlife census data of the Rajasthan forest department, the total number of blackbucks in Rajasthan stood at 30,530 in 2016, which is way more than 14,701 in 2007, the year from which both reserved forest area and non-reserved forest area were counted for the census.

Salman Khan guilty, sentenced to five years in jail for killing blackbuck 20 years ago
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

Blackbuck case verdict: According to the complaint, Salman was accused of killing two blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani near Jodhpur on the intervening night of October 1-2, 1998. He was also charged for possessing a weapon with an expired license.

At the receiving end in one Rajasthan town, Dalits say may embrace Islam
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

The mob, provoked by the Bharat Bandh held by SC/ST outfits on Monday, attacked houses of two Dalit politicians — Rajkumari Jatav, the BJP MLA from Hindaun, and the Congress’s Bharosi Lal Jatav, who represented the seat earlier — located near the Jatav Basti.

In Rajasthan, houses of Dalit MLA, ex-minister set ablaze
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

Rajasthan curfew: A mob comprising nearly 5,000 people set ablaze houses of sitting MLA Rajkumari Jatav and Congress MLA Bharosilal Jatav in the Hindaun City, said Karauli District Collector.

He wanted to become a lecturer, says father of Dalit youth killed in Rajasthan
Tue, Apr 03, 2018

“My son had gone to Khairthal to meet his brother-in-law. I didn’t know that he was going to participate in the rally... The police deliberately opened fire on him. The protests were going on peacefully,” said Jatav, who is a member of the Umrain Panchayat Samiti.

Ram Navami tableau in Jodhpur glorifies murder accused Shambhulal Regar
Wed, Mar 28, 2018

In a poster accompanying the tableau it was written, 'Hindu brothers, wake up, save your sisters and daughters. The country should be free from love jihad.'

PM Modi rally in Jhunjhunu: NRHM workers held for ‘showing black flags’ accuse govt of harassment
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

The police had lodged an FIR against 12 named and around 10-15 other people on March 9 for allegedly waving black flags and disrupting the rally. 

A tiger dead, another missing, worried officials comb Sariska
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

ST-5 was last spotted on February 24, in footage captured by a camera trap, G Vishwanath Reddy, additional principal chief conservator of forest, wildlife, and chief wildlife warden, Jaipur, told The Indian Express.

Woman killed to ‘save Rajput pride’, family loses breadwinner
Mon, Mar 19, 2018

According to police, Usha Devi was hacked to death allegedly by her husband’s uncle Mamraj Singh as he felt that a woman who works is “going against Rajput pride”.

Dara Singh case: 12 years after encounter, top cop among 14 acquitted
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Rajendra Rathore, a minister in the Vasundhara Raje cabinet, was also made an accused by the CBI in the case in 2011 — a district court discharged him in 2012.