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Deep is correspondent in Rajasthan and looks after crime. He has a penchant for doing human interest stories and reports on development journalism

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Beef row: Hoteliers contradict JMC’s claims of hotel violating rules, say greenline service not available in area

Members of Jaipur Hotels Association say JMC facilitates collection of garbage from the various city hotels but it doesn’t operate in all the areas of the city because the civic body lacks infrastructure.

Activists protest at Shahid Smarak on Tuesday against attack on a hotel by cow vigilantes on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2017 07:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

When a mob of ‘gau rakshaks’ laid siege to a Jaipur hotel over beef rumours

For over six hours, the Pink City saw a mob of more than 100 people — many of whom claimed to be self-styled gau rakshaks — protest in front of hotel Hayat Rabbani over allegations that it serves beef.

Gau rakshaks sealed a hotel for a six hours after reports circulated that beef was found in the garbage dump outside.(Deep Mukherjee/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2017 12:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Villagers vote on liquor ban, women at forefront

Rozda became the second panchayat in Rajasthan to conduct a polling to take the call on whether to ban the liquor shops in the area

A woman casts her vote at Rozda village under Amer tehsil of Jaipur district on Sunday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2017 08:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Jaipur: Man held for allegedly having sex with calf

The arrest came after a local resident told police he caught the suspect, Mohammad Iqbal, on Thursday night in his cow shed while the accused was allegedly having intercourse with the two-and-a-half-months-old calf.

Representational photo.
Updated on Mar 17, 2017 05:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

After Swami Aseemanand’s acquittal, despair clouds prayers at Ajmer Dargah

Relatives of the people who lost their lives in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast believe the NIA court verdict has dealt a severe blow to their quest for justice.

According to the dargah administration, no security arrangements were in place at the time of the blast because few had even imagined that such an incident could occur. (HT File/Deepak Sharma)
Updated on Mar 10, 2017 09:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ajmer | By, Ajmer

Rajput quota protest kept police, ministers on toes

From slogans in favour of absconding gangster Anandpal Singh to vandalised hoardings in front of the BJP office, the drama that unfolded in Jaipur over six hours on Friday took the law-enforcement agencies and the government by surprise

Rajasthan ministers Pushpendra Singh (left) and Yunus Khan ( 2nd from left) hold talks with protesters demanding, among others, reservation for economically weaker sections of forward castes and ban on making of Padmavati film. The protesters held demonstrations at the state assembly in Jaipur on Friday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2017 12:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

No doubt that Akbar lost in battle of Haldighati: Vasudev Devnani

The minister was speaking at the launch of the latest edition of Pathay Kan, a fortnightly magazine with known leanings towards RSS ideology.

Education minister Vasudev Devnani (centre) releases the latest issue of Pathay Kan on Friday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 03, 2017 08:11 PM IST
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4 murders in 3 days: Spotlight on Jaipur police as many cases remain unsolved

Four murders have been reported in the city since February 28, three of which remain unsolved. The cases have also highlighted the increasing number of intra-familial crimes arising from disputes in the past.

Four murders have been reported in the city since February 28, three of which remain unsolved.(Pic for representational purposes only)
Updated on Mar 02, 2017 08:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Jaipur Police clamps down on eggs sale in drive against anti-social elements

Police have clamped down on shops selling raw and cooked eggs in Vidhyadhar Nagar in their drive against anti-social elements who consume alcohol at the stalls

A vendor who sold eggs and omelette in Vidyadhar Nagar in Jaipur has shut his shop.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2017 09:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Climate crusaders from Pink City on polar sojourn

Akanksha and Rohan Sharma will leave on February 24. The duo will travel to Buenos Aires in Argentina before leaving for Antarctica.

A file photo of the Antarctic expedition. This year two youths from Jaipur will join this expedition.(HT photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2017 08:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Jaipur: Kids helped unmask their paedophile teacher who had shot 77 video clips

The kids have recorded their statements in front of the police and have also submitted the videos, which remains as a proof of his Rameez’s actions.

Paedophile teacher Rameez, who is accused of molesting several children and filming the act.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT)
Updated on Feb 13, 2017 01:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Crimes against women, weaker sections down: Police

Crime cases against women registered a 2.58% decrease in 2016; in 2015, the drop was 9.55%, crime branch data shows. The police records reveal a 13.13% decrease last year in cases registered for violence against people from scheduled castes, and a 15.12% drop in cases against scheduled tribes

Crimes, such as dowry deaths, outraging modesty and kidnapping, decreased in 2016 in Rajasthan.(HT Photo for representative purpose)
Updated on Feb 07, 2017 08:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Crime graph goes south in Rajasthan in last 2 years

The state recorded a drop of 5.86% in 2015 and 8.93% in 2016 in major crimes that invite action under provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), according to the crime branch data. Major cognizable offences -- murder, attempt to murder, loot, theft and kidnapping – have come down

In all, 1,80,398 crime cases were registered in Rajasthan in 2016 , compared to 1,98,080 in 2015 -- a drop of 8.93%.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2017 01:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Finding Padmini: On the trail of Rajasthan’s legendary queen

For most of his72 years Ramcharan Vaishnav has lived inside the sprawling Chittorgarh Fort, surrounded by magnificent artworks reminiscent of Mewar’s golden age and hugely-popular folklores that have withstood the test of time.

The palace where Allauddin Khilji is said to have seen Padmavati’s reflection in water.(deep Mukherjee)
Updated on Mar 06, 2017 12:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Padmavati row: Was Padmini a fictional character or a queen who enamoured Khilji?

Was Rani Padmini a fictional character that sprang out of a 16th century poem? Or was she a flesh-and-blood queen whose valour is still remembered fondly across Chittorgarh?

An artist’s impression of Padmavati being sold to tourists at Chittorgarh Fort.(Deep Mukherjee/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2017 06:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Padmavati row: Was Padmini a fictional character or a queen who enamoured Khilji?

Was Rani Padmini a fictional character that sprang out of a 16th century poem? Or was she a flesh-and-blood queen whose valour is still remembered fondly across Chittorgarh?

An artist’s impression of Padmavati being sold to tourists at Chittorgarh Fort.(Deep Mukherjee/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2017 07:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Padmavati row: Karni Sena demands change of movie name, retracts later

Karni Sena came up with the name-change demand at a joint press conference, convened to clarify that the misunderstanding over the alleged distortion of history had been sorted out. The demand was later rebuffed by Sena founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi.

Founder of Karni Sena Lokendra Singh Kalvi interacted with media person on January 28.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2017 06:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

We won’t forget our history and neither will we let anyone else forget: Karni Sena on ‘Padmavati’

Lokendra Singh Kalvi, the founder patron of the outfit claimed that they had informed the film maker five-six months ago in Mumbai that distortion of historic facts won’t be tolerated

Rajput Karni Sena activists vandalise the sets of upcoming film Padmawati at Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur on Friday.(IANS)
Updated on Jan 28, 2017 09:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Now, you can pay to feed the needy at Annapurna Rasoi

At present, around 1,500 people in Jaipur eat their meals at these mobile kitchens every day. Five such mobile kitchens are currently functioning and the government plans to start 25 more such rasois here

The Rajasthan government-run kitchen offers breakfast for ₹5 and lunch for ₹8.(HT file)
Updated on Jan 21, 2017 08:48 PM IST
Jaipur, Hindustan Times | By

Consigned to flames: 106kg heroin, ganja worth 150cr

Rajasthan customs officials burn confiscated narcotics at a bio-waste treatment plant in Jaipur

The Customs Department dispose of confiscated heroin by burning them inside a furnace.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 20, 2017 09:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

ATM rains cash: Man in Rajasthan asks for Rs 3500, gets Rs 70k

The whir of the ATM machine sounded very reassuring for Jitesh Diwakar, a resident of Tonk in Rajasthan. But he was not prepared for what followed – an avalanche of cash for Diwakar who got Rs 70,000 in place of just Rs 3,500 he had typed in.

Bank authorities closing down the ATM which dispensed more cash because of a technical error in Tonk district of Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2017 11:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Big cats fight in Ranthambore after tigress thwarts mating attempts

Two tigers clashed at the Ranthambore reserve on Friday after the female big cat, a mother of a six-month-old cub, resisted mating attempts by the male.

Tiger T-74 (standing) and tigress T-41 (in the water) after their fight at the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve on Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2017 08:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Olympian Krishna Poonia chases down small-town bullies harassing teen sisters

The 39-year-old Poonia, whose husband is from Churu, zigzagged her way behind the fleeing bike for around 50 metres and caught hold of one of them, hauling him off the saddle.

Krishna Poonia chased the bikers for over 50 m who fled from the scene after she came out of her car to confront them in Churu, Rajasthan.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2017 09:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Mobiles ring in gender equality message

People including adolescent boys and girls, living in several villages of Nainwa block in Rajasthan’s Bundi district, have been learning about social issues, such as child marriage, domestic violence and gender equality, over their mobile phones.

Children take part in a rally in Rajasthan to create awareness against child marriage.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 01, 2017 10:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Bundi women turn to SHGs, goat rearing to stop children from becoming labourers

Many children in the village drop out of schools and start working as child labourers engaged in breaking cobblestones

Women members of a self help group(SHG) in Bundi district’s Budhpura village hold a meeting.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2016 09:24 PM IST
By, Bundi

Silicosis catches them young in the quarries

A fatal respiratory disease that results from breathing in silica dust from the mines and sandstone quarries, silicosis has been diagnosed in more than 5,000 workers in Rajasthan.

Silica colony in Dhaneshwar village of Bundi district houses a large number of families of labourers working in the stone quarries and breaking cobblestones.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 26, 2016 10:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bundi

Addiction rising among child labourers in Rajasthan’s stone quarries

For children living in villages adjacent to the stone quarries in Bundi, addiction to tobacco products is as normal as breaking cobblestones that are exported to Europe.

A counselling session is held for children addicted to gutka in Dabi village in Bundi district of Rajasthan.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 26, 2016 04:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bundi

After losing hand in factory, 15-yr-old battles for justice

For the last seven months, Rishabh (name changed) has been writing letters to authorities, requesting action against the rubber factory owners in Rajasthan’s Alwar district who forced him to work as a child labourer.

For the last seven months, Rishabh (name changed) has been writing letters to authorities, requesting action against the rubber factory owners in Rajasthan’s Alwar district who forced him to work as a child labourer.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2016 09:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

In Rajasthan, a gaushala where bhajans, Rs 40K speakers ‘boost’ milk output

Six amplifiers have been installed across the cattle shelter to ensure that the four-legged listeners do not miss a single note of the music.

The Gopal Gaosadan Harveli in New Delhi. Six amplifiers have been installed across the cattle shelter in Rajasthan’s Sikar district to ensure that the four-legged listeners do not miss a single note of the music.(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 10, 2016 07:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

BPL family in Rajasthan gets Income Tax notice

Wife of a daily wage labourer is served the notice after a ‘huge turnover’ was recorded in an account registered in her name

Representative image/ The I-T department serves notice to wife of a labourer in Hanumangarh district
Updated on Dec 03, 2016 10:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur
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