Hamza Khan

Articles By Hamza Khan

UPSC topper Kanishak Katariya wants to improve governance

The 26-year-old topped the IIT-JEE in the SC category in 2010 and graduated from IIT-Bombay in 2014, eventually going on to work for Samsung in South Korea.

Rahul Gandhi: Minimum income scheme is Congress surgical strike on poverty

He reiterated that once the Congress assumes power at the Centre, the “minimum income line” would be Rs 12,000 per month.

Lok Sabha polls: Kalyan for Modi as PM again, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot points to Governor duty

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday objected to the “unfortunate” remarks. He stated that Singh, as the Governor, should be non-partisan, and that it does not suit the dignity of his post.

New irritant in Ashok Gehlot-Sachin Pilot ties: ticket for CM’s son

Ashok Gehlot clarified that the high command would finally decide, that “we are loyal soldiers of the Congress”. And told people that if Rahul Gandhi picked some other candidate, “then you see Vaibhav Gehlot in him (that candidate)”.

Modi slams attack on Kashmiris: States must take strictest action

In Kanpur, Modi paid his respects to CRPF constable Shyam Babu, who was killed in the Pulwama attack, and IAF Corporal Deepak Pandey, who was killed in the Budgam helicopter crash. Both were Kanpur residents.

Convict from Pakistan killed in Jaipur Central Jail brawl

One of the four convicts then allegedly picked up a slab inside the room and fatally hit Shakarullah on his head. The slab was earlier used for box television sets; while the television had been replaced with an LED set, the slab was still kept in the room.

Play cancelled after fringe group protests ‘portrayal of Armymen’

The play was a part of the Navras performing arts festival at JKK between February 16 and 24. ‘Eidgah ke Jinnat’, which opened at the festival on Monday, is the Hindi-Urdu version of a critically acclaimed 2012 play called ‘Djinns of Eidgah’.

‘His bullet hit Pulwama mastermind, will bring peace to mothers of 40 CRPF men’

Sheo Ram is survived by two brothers, four sisters, his wife and a four-year-old son. His father Baluram had passed away when Sheo Ram and his siblings were young, and his mother Sharli Devi had raised all of them.

India is a product for BJP, its benefit goes to 10-20 of their friends, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul said, “Narendra Modi ji gives tall speeches, (saying that he) wants to change the country, (and that) nothing happened in 70 years... Narendra Modi came and he began work in India. This is their mentality, their thinking.”

Rajasthan: Congress hopes quota move will quell protests, but Gujjars wait, watch

Ashok Gehlot’s is the fourth consecutive state government which has sought to extend the benefits of reservation to the community. But all the legislations so far have either been stayed or struck down by courts.

Rajasthan Govt yields to protesting Gujjars, passes Bill granting 5% quota

With this new Bill, to which Governor Kalyan Singh gave his assent, quota in Rajasthan will cross the 50 per cent cap on reservations set by the Supreme Court.

Bikaner land scam: Robert Vadra, his mother appear before ED in Jaipur

Maureen Vadra left the ED office around two hours after her arrival, but Robert Vadra’s questioning continued till around 8.30 pm, barring an hour-long break in the afternoon.

Rajasthan elections: Congress looks at verdict, BJP at narrow margin

History has usually favoured Rajasthan ruling party in Lok Sabha polls, but it has not been without exception.

With Ramgarh win, Congress reaches halfway mark in Rajasthan Assembly

The election to Alwar’s Ramgarh seat was deferred following the death of BSP candidate Laxman Singh ahead of the December 7 Assembly polls.

Rajasthan: Swine flu toll in January reaches 76

Across the state, 9,210 samples have been tested, out of which 2,045 have tested positive.

Making a note

The Jaipur Literature Festival opened at Diggi Palace yesterday with a keynote address by Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan

Debt waiver first step, need to think afresh: Rahul Gandhi in Jaipur

Addressing a farmers’ rally in Jaipur, Rahul also said that the recent state elections showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi the “power of farmers”, and it is time Indian farmers showed their power to the world.

Vasudev Devnani, former Rajasthan minister: Congress govt doing jumlebaazi, undermining state’s identity

Dotasra’s predecessor in the post, Vasudev Devnani, now the MLA from Ajmer North, told The Indian Express in an interview that the Congress should not remove any mentions or references that the BJP government added.

First case reported under Ashok Gehlot government: Farmer ‘commits suicide’ after cold damages crop

According to brinjal farmer Lehrulal Keer's son, Bherulal, the farmer hung himself to death on finding that most of his standing crop had been damaged due to the prevailing cold wave.

Congress govts claim crisis almost over, urea stocks on way

In Madhya Pradesh, police had to be deployed for distribution of urea in Vidisha on Friday, while they resorted to lathicharge in Shivpuri and Raisen districts after desperate farmers turned unruly.