Hamza Khan

Articles By Hamza Khan

Rajasthan civic polls: Boost for Congress, wins 20 of 49 urban bodies

Out of a total of 49 urban local bodies, the Congress won in 20 and got a majority in 8, while the BJP won in 6 and got a majority in 10.

Explained: Key takeaways from Rajasthan local body polls

A total 961 Congress candidates have won, followed by 737 of the BJP, and 386 Independents. While the general trend in Rajasthan has been for the ruling party to perform better in local body polls, the faction-ridden Congress will welcome the results

The Mystery of Sambhar Lake: Why are so many birds dying in Rajasthan?

More than 17,000 migratory birds have been buried so far. However, even after 10 days, the government has not confirmed the cause of the deaths. The investigation so far suggests avian botulism -- a paralytic, frequently fatal disease caused by the ingestion of toxins.

Rajasthan Local Body Election Results 2019 highlights: Congress wins 961 wards, BJP 737

Rajasthan Local Body Election Results 2019 highlights: The voting to elect nearly 2,100 ward councillors was held on Saturday in which nearly 72 per cent voters exercised their franchise.

Mystery illness at Rajasthan lake kills 8,000 birds, many migratory

Bird watchers fear the final toll may be much higher, considering the size of the lake. But the big worry, say experts, is that they have still not been able to find the cause of these deaths.

Traders upset as camels fetch low prices at Pushkar

Under the banner of Singh's LPPS, camel pastoralists had called a protest on Wednesday. However, officials led by Animal Husbandry Department director Sailesh Sharma reached Puhskar on Wednesday and heard their issues, after which they called off their protest.

Pehlu Khan lynching: Rajasthan govt initiates action against 4 officers

The four officers now face action by the SIT, which was constituted by the Ashok Gehlot government after six accused in the lynching case were acquitted by an Alwar court.

Rajasthan HC quashes case against Pehlu Khan, sons

On April 1, 2017, Pehlu Khan and the others were returning from a cattle fair on the outskirts of Jaipur when they were attacked by gau rakshaks in Behror, Alwar. Khan (55) succumbed to his injuries two days later.

After Pilot’s protest, Gehlot govt tweaks decision on local polls

Gehlot's decision allowed individuals — those not directly elected by people — to contest the mayoral polls.

Overall crime rate declined in Rajasthan between 2015-17: NCRB data

At 21,306, Rajasthan has the highest number of forgery, cheating and fraud victims among all the states.

Nobel Laureates Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo co-authored study on Rajasthan Police

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo wrote a couple of papers on police dept which sought to improve performance.

Rajasthan govt to discontinue pension to Emergency detainees

“We don’t consider them as freedom fighters or as sentinels of democracy.”

Camel numbers lowest in Rajasthan in 7 decades

However, the decline is not new, as per Livestock Census figures available with the Animal Husbandry department of the state government.

Jaipur hotel denies room to interfaith couple, cites ‘policy, police instructions’

The incident took place on Saturday morning when the man, a 31-year-old assistant professor based in Udaipur, tried to check into one of Oyo’s SilverKey hotels in Jaipur.

Rajasthan: RTI activist dies ‘in police custody’

Barmer SP Sharad Choudhary said that RTI activist Jagdish Goliyan, who was in his 40s, was picked up in preventive custody under Section 151 of the CrPC on Saturday, following an argument with two of his relatives over a land dispute.

Vaibhav Gehlot all set to become Rajasthan Cricket Association chief

The bitterness of the developments around RCA can be gauged from the fact that R R Rashmi is the third RCA Electoral Officer in the last ten days.

Don’t repeat 1971, think of what may happen to PoK: Rajnath Singh warns Pakistan

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also said that following the Pulwama terror attack, India took great precautions and did not attack Pakistan or its army and targeted only terror training camps in Balakot.

India’s last known case of sati: ‘She ceased to be a woman… was a Goddess’

18-year-old Roop Kanwar remains India’s last known case of sati, her death stunning a nation and forcing a rewrite of its laws. 32 years later, as the last of the cases associated with her death winds its way through a Jaipur court, two Rajasthan villages keep her alive, in photos, and as a “devi” who will be worshipped

Rajasthan: Our decision to join Congress, strengthen govt, say MLAs

Talking to The Indian Express, they said that it was their decision to join the Congress party and strengthen the government in the state.

‘Brahmins are held in high regard by virtue of birth’: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

In his tweet, Birla said, “Brahmins have always held a high position in society which is due to their sacrifice and dedication. This is the reason the Brahmin community has always been in a guiding role.”