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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

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

Rajasthan hacking: Regar watched hate videos, wanted to kill JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, say cops
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

On December 6, Regar hacked Mohammed Afrazul, from Saiyedpur in Malda, to death in Rajsamand and set fire to the body as his minor nephew filmed the act.

Udaipur protesters call Afrazul killer ‘symbol of Hindu anger’, cite ‘Muslim video’
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Restrictions had been imposed under Section 144 in the town on December 14 to prevent protests over the arrest of Shambhulal Regar in Rajsamand, accused of murdering labourer Afrazul Khan and sharing a video of the killing.

‘If someday I feel like joining as she does aarti, I’d do it happily’
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Mohsin Khan’s late father was an autorickshaw driver. After his death, the Class 5 dropout started driving the autorickshaw, while taking up painting assignments on the side.

Rajasthan: In village where Afrazul Khan was killed, houses empty out
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

“I will get the death certificate from the authorities in the next couple of days and then I will head back to Saiyadpur in Malda,” says Inaul.

Rajasthan hacking: 516 people from across India donate Rs 3 lakh to Shambhulal Regar’s wife
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Regar, 36, hacked Mohammed Afrazul to death on December 6, even roping in his 14-year-old nephew to film the killing. He later posted videos of the killing along with inflammatory and communal comments to defend the act.

Chennai inspector dies of bullet injury in Rajasthan raid
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The local police are still investigating whether the bullet that hit Inspector S Periyapandiyan, 48, came off a police weapon or that of the accused.

Citing Sachar, Rajasthan Health department sends data on Muslim staff to Centre
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

In a letter dated November 30, the State Directorate of Medical, Health and Family Welfare Services had sought information on all Muslim employees posted across the state.

Rajasthan labourer hacked: Two arrested for inflammatory Facebook posts
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

According to police, a case was registered against two people at the Mavli police station in Udaipur district on December 9 for allegedly posting inflammatory material on Facebook.

Rajasthan hacking: WhatsApp group with BJP MP, MLA as members hail killer
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

The WhatsApp group, ‘Swachh Rajsamand, Swachh Bharat’, has been created by Prem Mali, who claims he is a BJP “booth vistarak” (booth-level worker) in Rajsamand.

Rajasthan hacking: ‘My youngest daughter wakes up screaming. Nobody kills even an animal in that manner’
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Grief and fear grip Afrazul’s village, migrant workers head back home

Rajasthan labourer hacked: Accused claimed murder in name of rescuing woman, she denies link
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

The family members of Regar had earlier said that Sheikh’s associates were threatening him for “rescuing” the woman.