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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

Focus on cow, Ambedkar in Rajasthan budget
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Apart from the decision to waive up to Rs 2,00,000 in loans availed to such people by the state, Vasundhara Raje announced that Rs 80 crore has been allocated for construction of Ambedkar Bhawans in each municipality.

Rajasthan budget 2018-19: With farm loan waiver and cache of goodies, BJP aims to gain lost ground
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Rajasthan budget 2018-19: After the dismal performance of the BJP in the recently concluded bypolls in Rajasthan, where it failed to win any of the three seats in the offering, the state government appears to have concentrated on preparing a largely populist budget.

Article in Rajasthan government magazine: ‘Hitler read ancient Indian texts, wanted time machine’
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

An article published in Shivira Patrika, the monthly magazine of Rajasthan’s secondary education department claims that the German dictator reading ancient Indian books wanted a time machine.

Film for or against Rajputs: Cracks now in one Karni Sena
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

The Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS), which is also leading the anti-Padmaavat protests, took a swipe at the SRRKS, saying that “fake Karni Senas” are spreading the “fake news” that the agitation has been withdrawn.

Rajasthan video: Teacher booked for assaulting 82-yr-old bedridden mother
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

In the video, Choudhary is seen repeatedly heckling and strangling his mother who appears to be extremely frail and not in a condition to resist the assault.

Pehlu Khan lynching case: Alwar police charge all victims with cow smuggling
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Head constable Harun Khan from the Behror police station, who is the investigating officer in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, said they didn’t get any documents from the victims and that's why they were found guilty of smuggling cows

Prasoon Joshi backs out of JLF amid Padmaavat row, says focus should be on creativity and not controversy
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Rajput outfits such as the Karni Sena have opposed CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi's visit in to Rajasthan amidst the row over the movie Padmaavat.

Suicide by family of four in Rajasthan: ‘Had he been upper caste, they wouldn’t have harassed my son’
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Constable found dead with wife and children in Rajasthan; relatives point finger at colleague for filing jewellery theft charges, police book three of their own.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali behind attack on school bus in Gurgaon: Karni Sena
Mon, Aug 20, 2018

“The attack on the school bus was not an act by any Rajput or Hindu group. I am absolutely sure that Bhansali and his network are behind the attack. It is not the dharma of a Rajput or a Kshatriya to attack children,” said Sena patron Lokendra Singh Kalvi.

No change in CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi’s JLF schedule: organiser
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Sukhdev Singh, national president of Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, said that members of his outfit will wave black flags at Joshi if he arrives.

Bengal worker found dead in Jaipur, family calls it murder
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Sakir Ali, 38, from Swarupnagar village, under Chanchol police station of Malda, was found dead in his room in Jaipur’s Painter Colony on Tuesday.

Rajasthan to appeal against Padmaavat release
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

On Thursday, the Supreme Court had cleared the decks for Padmaavat — scheduled for nationwide release on January 25 — by staying notifications of Rajasthan and Gujarat governments

Migrant labourer from Bengal dies mysteriously in Rajasthan
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Last month, Mohammed Afrazul, another migrant labourer from Bengal, was murdered in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan by Shambhulal Regar, who also filmed the act and recorded several videos with anti-Islam propaganda.

Pravin Togadia, lost and found, as a case dating from 15 years ago resurfaces
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Togadia was found ‘unconscious’ in a park in Ahmedabad on Monday evening. He was admitted to a private hospital.

Rajsamand chargesheet: ‘This is my last Diwali… I have an aim to fulfil’
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Regar allegedly thought that by killing Afrazul, he would scare Bengali labourers and they would stop coming to Rajsamand.

Rajsamand chargesheet: ‘Love jihad’ cover for Shambulal Regar ties with ‘Hindu sister’
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

The chargesheet says that Regar may have raised the whole ‘love jihad’ claim to cover the real motive behind the murder.

Rajsamand chargesheet: Enmity between groups among charges
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

“The chargesheet in the case has been filed and the documents were submitted to the court of the chief judicial magistrate here in Rajsamand today,” Rajsamand SP Manoj Kumar told The Indian Express Friday.

Jaipur ‘youth parliament’ sees spirited debate on repealing Article 370
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

The 'House' is currently adjourned for a break after a fierce debate that saw participants presenting numerous arguments in favour of the motion to repeal the autonomous status given to Jammu and Kashmir.

Brahmagupta II came up with gravitation law 1000 years before Newton, says Rajasthan Education Minister
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

"A few days ago, I was reading about Newton...who came up with the law of gravitation? Newton did, this is what I read, you read. If you delve deeper, Bramhagupta the second had given us this rule a thousand years before Newton."

Rajasthan: Look who all applied for peon’s job that went to MLA’s son
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Engineers, lawyers, chartered accountant, MBAs were among 12,453 interviewed for 18 Class IV posts at Rajasthan Assembly Secretariat

Rajasthan: 23 cases of cow-related violence in 2017
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

The data shows that of the 23 cases of cow-related violence, five cases took place in Alwar and Sri Ganganagar each.

Parole runs out, TADA court convict fails to make it home for son’s wedding
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

It was the first instance of a convict under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act being granted parole by the Rajasthan High Court.

At least 33 dead as bus falls into river in Rajasthan
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Police said the accident took place between 6.30 am and 7 am, when the bus was overtaking another vehicle on a bridge on the Sawai Madhopur-Lalsot road.

After 17 years, TADA convict to go home for a week
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Now 60, Sufi will walk out of the Jaipur Central Jail this Saturday for a seven-day parole to attend his son’s wedding.

Rajasthan: Hindu groups ‘disrupt’ Christmas event
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Had reports of religious conversion, turned out to be false alarm: police