In July this year, the state government had issued orders mandating the use of a Deendayal Upadhyaya logo on all government advertisements.
As Filmed Murder of Muslim Man in Rajasthan Goes Viral, Official Culture of Impunity Towards Hate Crimes Blamed
A statement by various organisations in Rajasthan has demanded provision of absolute security to all the Muslims in the state.
The blank editorial, published on National Press Day, highlights the grave threat posed by state government’s ‘black law’ to journalism.
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.
A recent circular asks state colleges to install statues of ‘Swami Vivekananda Ji’ to inculcate nationalistic values among students.
The Bill seeks to protect serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in the state from being investigated for on-duty action.
The plea under the Right to Information Act also questioned the delay in the release of information about the ordinance.
Faced with dogged opposition, Rajasthan assembly Speaker said the government would consider the suggestions put forward by the members.
To counter the civil rights movement, Alabama had passed a law protecting the reputation of public officials, and the justification given for it was eerily similar to that given by the Rajasthan government.
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.
An ordinance last month makes government permission mandatory before the police can even investigate – and the media can report – allegations against a public servant.
Isha Foundation head urges people to give missed call in support but his campaign is silent on river-linking, pollution and water harvesting techniques.
The TOI report was not only embarrassing for the Modi government at the Centre, but also for Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
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 Rajasthan chief minister should seek refuge not in the ambiguity of Kurosawa but in the wisdom of Martin Luther King.
The government had said that the reason behind this exercise was to stop the alleged misuse of schemes by “relatively well-to-do” families.
Lynching is a modern form of tribalism, where enemies – differentiated by religion, race, caste or ideology – are bracketed for elimination.
Unable to fix its public distribution system, the state government humiliates the poor by marking their houses.
From surgical strikes to demonetisation, the new textbooks mention every decision as ‘revolutionary’ and claim that the Congress wanted to prolong British rule.
IAS officers of the 1968 batch have petitioned Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, demanding that the gau rakshaks responsible for Pehlu Khan’s death be arrested at once.
The extradition process of the liquor baron from the UK, who owes Indian banks over Rs 9,000 crore, will begin now that he has been produced in a UK court and granted bail.
The attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali is only the latest instance of mobs taking justice into their own hands while the Rajasthan government remains unperturbed.
The National Disaster Response Force has fanned out 56 rescue and relief teams to help people hit by heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality
Jaipur: It is celebration time for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Rajasthan. After all the sound and fury of Lalitgate in Parliament and outside—with the Congress demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for having helped the fugitive Lalit Modi evade the long arm of the law—the BJP managed to handily […]
Finance minister Arun Jaitley has charged the opposition, especially the Congress, with deliberately hurting economic growth by blocking the GST bill for “purely political reasons”. Jaitley has further asserted that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is getting blocked largely because of the obduracy of Sonia Gandhi and […]
Even if the ED files a chargesheet, he can cite Vasundhara Raje’s witness statement and ask the British courts to refuse extradition for want of good faith on India’s part.
New Delhi: In a veiled message to the Modi government in the wake of the controversy over Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje, BJP patriarch L K Advani today said there is a need to maintain probity in public life and recalled how he resigned soon after his name cropped […]
The scandal surrounding Lalit Modi and senior BJP leaders has snowballed because Narendra Modi has committed himself to just one course of action, which is not to act at all.
The BJP has not contested the authenticity of the signed document, instead urging that the “context” in which the Rajasthan Chief Minister backed the fugitive ex-IPL boss needs to be understood.
New Delhi: BJP MP RK Singh today struck a discordant note over party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje extending help to the former IPL boss Lalit Modi, saying “any help to a fugitive is legally and morally wrong”. He urged the government to take all measures to […]
Sushma is guilty, not just because she has opened a special, secret and informal “humanitarian” desk in the foreign office for special people but because she has abused her office and violated the law.
The fact is that under the kind of conflict of interest laws other democracies have, Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje would have no defence at all.
1. Air pollution kills 80 people in Delhi everyday A new study has revealed that air pollution claims the lives of between 20,000 and 30,000 people annually in Delhi, amounting to close to 80 deaths per day. Air pollution is the fifth largest killer in India. The study predicts […]
Was the release of the Vasundhara document by Lalit Modi the act of an artless man who believed he was clearing his name by showing the support he enjoys? Or was it a warning shot across the collective bow of the BJP?
The document she provided had a confidentiality clause in which Raje supported Modi’s case but did not want it to be revealed to Indian authorities.
The government will probably ride over this scandal, though now it will have to go after Lalit Modi in a big way, if only to show that it is impartial. But the claim of being a scam free administration has been dented.