The Hindutva brigade in India is functioning the way extremist elements across the world do – recruiting unemployed, ill-educated and ambitious youth, and brainwashing them.
According to the police, 516 people from across the country donated money in the name Shambhulal Regar, accused of murdering a Muslim migrant labourer.
In July this year, the state government had issued orders mandating the use of a Deendayal Upadhyaya logo on all government advertisements.
Ninety-seven percent of all incidents have occurred over the last three years since the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed power in May 2014.
The ‘historical’ Padmini is no more than a symbolic manifestation of the fusion of bardic imagination and colonial ethnography.
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Jaipur’s district education office made it compulsory for lakhs of children from government schools to attend the event where Hindutva outfits spread propaganda about ‘love jihad’ and gau raksha.
Politicians and ‘Senas’ threatening violence need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
The court freed Payal Singhvi from the Nari Niketan to which she had been sent after she stated that no one forced her to convert or marry.
Party leaders in Rajasthan are joining the chorus against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film and threatening to stall its release.
A study by an NGO a year after certain rural primary healthcare centres were signed over to private players raises many questions about the way things are being run and the government’s priorities.
“This a question of democracy, of expression, of the people’s opinion of pride,” the Rajasthan Patrika editorial said.
The Bill seeks to protect serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in the state from being investigated for on-duty action.
Faced with dogged opposition, Rajasthan assembly Speaker said the government would consider the suggestions put forward by the members.
The bill amends CrPC, 1973, and restricts the media from naming a public servant until the Rajasthan government allows the case to be investigated.
Investigations into accusations of public officials’ corruption need to be sanctioned by the government before they begin, a new state ordinance says.
The world’s first private, performance-based investment aims to keep girls in rural Rajasthan in school. But can projects like that lead to high drop-out rates?
Land owners as well as builders have been affected by the Jaipur Development Authority’s botched up housing project.
After two women collapsed during the protest, state authorities agreed to meet with farmers’ leaders for talks.
Isha Foundation head urges people to give missed call in support but his campaign is silent on river-linking, pollution and water harvesting techniques.
With the future of artisans uncertain, this year’s Nine.Squares – Jaipur Design show is aimed at reflecting on how artisans can be integrated with the design community.
When leopard geckos walk on the desert sands of Gujarat and Rajasthan, their fat tails swing from side to side without touching the ground. If they lose their tails, do they change the way they walk?
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From the ban on cattle trade for slaughter to the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, the Centre’s changes to the agricultural sector aren’t going down well with Rajasthan farmers.
A petty dispute between a police constable and a couple late last night led to clashes between the locals and the police, following which the curfew was imposed.
“I had built a toilet but it had no water and I ran out of money to build a door. So I was out in fields when they came and took (arrested) us.”
Eight years after the state government’s affordable housing policy, municipal corporations, developers and the Rajasthan’s housing department are playing a game of hot potato.
The Swachh Bharat Mission’s unthinking obsession with ‘behavioural change’ is taking an unconscionable toll on the poorest.
Though the marginalised Sahariya community were allotted houses built by the government, the poor materials used have made them unliveable in the monsoon.
The Rajasthan chief minister should seek refuge not in the ambiguity of Kurosawa but in the wisdom of Martin Luther King.
The land of forts is equally a land of man-made water bodies, exemplifying a culture of valuing each drop of precious water.
The government had said that the reason behind this exercise was to stop the alleged misuse of schemes by “relatively well-to-do” families.
In the seventy-second episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about Rajasthan’s poor and India’s unemployment problem.
Unable to fix its public distribution system, the state government humiliates the poor by marking their houses.
The story of rural Indians being denied the most basic of necessities was reduced to an amusing anecdote about a minister and his government, making it seem like the rural poor do not matter.
Zafar Hussein intervened and tried to stop municipality officials from taking pictures of women defecating in the open, but was kicked, punched and beaten to death by them.
“Aaj main suspend ho jaunga, par tujhe joota zarur marunga (Even if I get suspended today, I’ll make sure I beat you up),” a police officer allegedly told one of the journalists.
The court has directed the state government to coordinate with the Centre and take necessary steps to declare cow as a national animal.
The state education department has stopped publishing textbooks and providing exam papers in Urdu, and no new posts for Urdu teachers are being advertised.
Although the state’s overall scenario needs improvement, some interventions have helped bring a social transformation in parts of rural Rajasthan society.
Himachal Pradesh is hurrying to build a dam in Renuka Valley that will benefit three regions quarrelling with each other about the water. Meanwhile, the valley’s peasants look lost about their future.