Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Topic: Rajasthan

Muslims should return stolen Hindu women: BJP MLA of condoms-in-JNU, Nehru-no-Pandit fame

In the last two years, Alwar has gained infamy for Muslim lynchings with self-admitted patronage from Gyan Dev Ahuja for cow-protection groups.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje | Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The many ‘sins’ of Vasundhara Raje that are coming back to haunt her

Rajasthan is abuzz with a negative sentiment against the chief minister, and lynchings are only part of the problem.
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Jawaharlal Nehru wasn’t a Pandit as he ate beef and pork, says BJP MLA

BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja blamed the Nehru-Gandhi family for all the social evils prevailing in the country.

Raje renames ‘Muslim sounding’ villages: Communal politics or standing up for majority?

Five months before Rajasthan goes to elections, Vasundhara Raje's government has been accused of renaming villages with ‘Muslim-sounding’ names. The p...
Foundation Day BJP

All the options BJP is exploring to hold assembly elections along with Lok Sabha 2019

With the idea failing to gain traction with political rivals, the BJP is thinking of making a start by shifting elections in states where it is in office.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje

Vasundhara Raje’s re-election campaign set to roll out on 4 August

As in 2013, the chief minister will start the yatra with a trip to a Lord Vishnu temple in Rajsamand, Rajasthan.
Members of a cow vigilante group in Ramgarh, Rajasthan | Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Alwar lynching is the result of manufactured Hindu fury that I saw three years ago

A reporter's diary from 2015 traces the rise of gau rakshaks in Rajasthan.
Rakbar Khan

Photos of Alwar lynching victim ‘do not indicate’ he would die within hours

Autopsy report says Rakbar Khan died due to fractures in his ribs caused by thrashing; police took 3 hours to take him to hospital.
Rajnath Singh

Home ministry seeks report from Rajasthan government on Alwar lynching

A high-level committee has been set up to probe allegations of delay against the Alwar police in taking the victim to hospital.

Alwar lynching: Cow protection groups blame police for the murder of Muslim man

Cow protection groups and local police trade allegations over the events in the last hours before Rakbar Khan's death.

Modi’s I-Day speech: Should ISRO focus on human spaceflight or refine robotic missions?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech announced a manned mission to space by 2022. This comes over half a century after Americans, Russian...