Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Jodhpur

Who was Balmukund Bissa and why communal violence in Jodhpur is a blot on his legacy

Influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, Balmukund Bissa played a central role in the anti-jagirdar and Lok Parishad movements.

11 hrs before Hindu-Muslim clash, police met Jodhpur peace panel for ‘maintaining harmony’

Police officers say meeting with peace committee took place around 12 noon. Dispute at the Jalori Gate roundabout, epicentre of Hindu-Muslim violence, began around 11 pm.

Jodhpur’s anxiety after Eid violence: ‘Scared Hindu-Muslim relations will sour, afraid for life’

Doubts and concerns echo through neighbourhoods affected by violence on 2-3 May. Jodhpur’s roads are quiet and barricaded, and markets remain closed.

Haven’t seen such violence since Babri 1992 — Jodhpur residents’ lament on Hindu-Muslim clashes

Violence that erupted in Jalori Gate on Eid left 30 people, including six cops, wounded. It has left confusion, uncertainty and some finger-pointing in its wake.

Jodhpur remains tense after fresh clashes on Eid, 10 pockets under curfew, internet off

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who is from Jodhpur, has said peace must be maintained at all costs.

How East India Company introduced rewards for killing India’s ‘dangerous vermin’ tigers

In ‘The Maharaja of Jodhpur's Guns’, Robert Elgood writes on historic Indian firearms and Rajput traditions relating to hunting and war.

Union Minister Kailash Chaudhary tests positive for Covid, admitted to hospital

In a tweet, the Minister of State for Agriculture said he is experiencing fever and breathing problem and is currently under treatment at a hospital in Jodhpur.

Mother of ‘murdered’ NLU Jodhpur student seeks CBI probe, SC issues notice

Vikrant Nagaich was found dead in an open ground near railway tracks in August 2017 in Jodhpur. His mother contends the police was negligent in its probe.

20 years later, this is why Salman Khan is still hated by the Bishnois of Jodhpur

As soon as the first shot was fired at the black buck, Salman Khan was in trouble. Bishnois living close by rushed out of their houses and chased the actor’s vehicle.

The four A-list weddings of the year give us an idea of the new feminism emerging in India

From Sonam Kapoor to Priyanka Chopra, there is an almost gleeful and defiant embrace of hyper-ritualistic ostentations.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.