Manoj Ahuja is a principal correspondent based in Indore. He writes on business, agriculture and aviation. His focus is on south-western Madhya Pradesh, particularly the tribal belt.
Articles by Manoj Ahuja
Hindustan Times, Phalodi (Jodhpur) | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 07:51 AM IST
Punters are not only taking bets on which party will win elections but also on who will become chief minister if the Congress indeed comes to power.
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2018 01:35 AM IST
The BJP has segregated 200 assembly constituencies of Rajasthan into three categories — A, B and C. The first category includes BJP strongholds where it is confident of victory. The second includes seats that could go either way and the third includes those constituencies where the party is weak.
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2018 01:11 AM IST
Rajasthan labour minister Jaswant Yadav said that about 21 lakh labourers registered under BOCW (building and other construction workers) will be eligible to avail the benefit. The eligible students will be able to apply for the scholarship online through the labour department’s website.
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 12:38 AM IST
Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot said the discom’s action amounted to being a whimsical order, and alleged that the discom was working in an autocratic fashion.
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 12:33 AM IST
Fifteen people, including Sriganganagar Kisan Samiti convener Ranjit Singh Raju and Congress leader Prithvipal Singh Sandhu, have been arrested.
Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Bikaner | By Manoj Ahuja and Aparnesh Goswami
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2018 01:12 PM IST
Eyewitnesses said some shots were fired in the air, but police denied the charge. One police officer was also injured in the clashes.
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 01:24 AM IST
The monthly lottery system is an initiative of the Jaipur Discom to encourage digital payments through its newly launched ‘Bijli Mitra’ app. While the winners don’t get any cash, their future monthly bills are adjusted against the winning amount.
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 02:25 PM IST
Launching the Bhamashah Digital Parivar Yojana on Tuesday, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje said the subsidy of Rs 1,000 will be given to card holders in two instalments.
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 08:29 AM IST
The revocation of expulsion is being seen as an attempt to counter the influence of rebel MLA Manvendra Singh, son of former Union minister Jaswant Singh.
Hindustan Times, Jaisalmer | By Manoj Ahuja
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2018 03:06 PM IST
Raje’s Gaurav Yatra might have been in news for the protests staged in Jodhpur division, but the yatra has also given an opportunity to the rural folks to be heard and get their issues addressed.
Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 01:12 PM IST
Vasundhara Raje hints at Congress leader Ashok Gehlot, says she will not be deterred from carrying out statewide tour called Gaurav Yatra.
Hindustan Times, Jaisalmer | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 10:19 AM IST
Addressing a women’s convention in Jaisalmer, the Rajasthan CM said her government has brought out several programmes aimed at empowering the girl child.
Hindustan Times, Ramdevra (Jaisalmer) | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 08:17 AM IST
Residents of Ramdevra, be it farmers, traders or priests, have only one expectation from Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s public meeting. They want her to announce that ‘meetha paani’ (potable water) will soon be available in the village that is dependent on groundwater which is hard and unfit for consumption.
Rs 16,000 for pen drive, Rs 63,000 on mufflers: How BJP spent over Rs 1 crore on Vasundhara Raje’s Gaurav Yatra
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 03:35 PM IST
The Rajasthan high court had directed the BJP’s state unit to respond to a petition, which alleged the state government machinery was being misused for Vasundhara Raje’s yatra.
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 10:28 PM IST
During his 36-minute speech, Gandhi said the mood of the people was positive and Congress would form the government in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh.
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 10:01 PM IST
Announcements made by the government after it came out with the organic farming policy in 2017, such as setting up of a directorate and earmarking separate space for selling organic produce in krishi upaj mandis, have remained on paper.
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 11:12 PM IST
Leaders of some newly floated parties and some independent MLAs opposed to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan are planning to join hands to fight the upcoming assembly elections
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 10:25 AM IST
The woman was accused of pushing three children, two boys and a girl, into a well in August 1981
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 10:53 PM IST
In September 2013, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had launched Rajasthan’s poll campaign with a farmers’ and tribal rally at Salumber in Udaipur district. A month later, BJP’s the then prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, addressed a big rally in Udaipur that had set the tone for the assembly elections held two months later
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Manoj Ahuja and Jaykishan Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 03:36 PM IST
The passenger, who was booked on to an IndiGo flight to Delhi from Jaipur, was apparently miffed that he had to undergo a second security check.
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 11:36 PM IST
Rajasthan’s home minister Gulabchand Kataria said on Friday the state government has prepared a blueprint to prevent the rising lynchings by mobs.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2018 05:17 PM IST
The BJP in Rajasthan has faced renewed criticism after a 29-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death late in July by suspected cow vigilantes in Alwar district, where three people engaged in the cattle trade have been killed since April last year.
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Chetan Chauhan and Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 09:52 AM IST
BJP’s Vasundhara Raje cabinet in Rajasthan is battling on two fronts - the anti-incumbency and disgruntled party workers.
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 09:59 PM IST
She makes it a point to visit at least one temple during Jan Samwad events in districts
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 06:28 PM IST
MLA Gyandev Ahuja also brushed aside the opposition’s accusation that the BJP and some MLAs like him were trying to use the lynching incident to create polarisation in the run up to the elections, and blamed the Congress instead.
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 10:36 PM IST
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 11:43 PM IST
Shah says assembly polls will be conducted under Raje’s leadership and she will become the chief minister.
PM Modi’s popularity rising, lynchings being done to defame him, claims Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal
New Delhi | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 11:43 AM IST
Union minister and senior BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal said incidents such lynchings would increase the more popular PM Narendra Modi becomes.
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 10:16 PM IST
Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal says more lynching incidents will take place with the rise in popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, blames detractors
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 10:29 PM IST
Arjun Ram Meghwal said the such mob lynching incidents were happening to defame the BJP government amid rising popularity of Modi.