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Rakesh Goswami

Rakesh Goswami leads Hindustan Times’ bureau in Rajasthan. He loves to write on social issues and has been a journalist for 20 years, including 8 years as a broadcast journalist.

Articles by Rakesh Goswami

'We are making woman the head of the family': Vasundhara Raje

On completing one year in office, CM Vasundhara Raje gets down to the nitty-gritty of the BJP’s governance in state in an interview with Hindustan Times.

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Updated on Dec 12, 2014 10:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

For Raje government, a year of more hits than misses

To its admirers, the Vasundhara Raje government has had a good year – sound governance, strong growth and some tentative steps towards economic reforms. Those are among the achievements the government will showcase when Raje holds a special event to mark the first year of her government on Saturday

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Updated on Dec 13, 2014 01:27 AM IST
None | ByRakesh Goswami and Sachin Saini, Jaipur

Mewat girls break the education taboo; ready to script their destinies

Sitting in a rented room in Alwar’s Heera Bagh area (Rajasthan), Shabnam, 19, laughs as she recalls how her father Faiju and she had left their village in the wee hours to get admission into the Alwar Government Polytechnic College.

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Updated on Dec 09, 2014 04:08 PM IST
None | By, Alwar

20-year-old Jaipur girl gets Rs 2.1-crore job offer from Facebook

Astha Agarwal had no inkling back in 2009 when she signed up as a user on Facebook that she would one day get an offer from it. She has got a pre-placement offer from the social media company for Rs 2.1 crore salary, including sign-on bonus and ESOPs.

Updated on Dec 10, 2014 02:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

In tiger country, women tread on dangerous forest ground

Wielding a GPS equipment in one hand and a walkie-talkie in the other, Babli Meena walks down a flight of stairs to enter the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, treading on what was earlier an exclusive male ground.

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Updated on Dec 06, 2014 04:19 PM IST
None | By, Alwar

Two Rajasthan MPs can find berth in Modi’s rejigged cabinet

Two parliamentarians from Rajasthan may find a place in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new cabinet which is likely to have a massive rejig on Sunday.

Updated on Nov 08, 2014 01:01 AM IST
None | By, Jaipur

Rajasthan jails have more undertrials than convicts

Believe it or not! Rajasthan jails are stuffed with more non-convicts than convicts, thanks to pending court trials which are keeping the ‘accused’ in confinement against the Supreme Court directives, according to an official report.

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Updated on Oct 31, 2014 06:44 PM IST
None | By, Jaipur

Top govt officials blamed for Vasundhara Raje security lapse rewarded

Two top government officials blamed for a security lapse during Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s recent trip to Sikar have been rewarded with plum postings even as the probe report gathered dust at the chief secretary’s office.

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Updated on Oct 30, 2014 03:40 PM IST
None | By, Jaipur

Govt ‘rewards’ SP, DM blamed for security lapse during Raje trip

Two top government officials blamed for a security lapse during chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s recent trip to Sikar have been rewarded with plum postings even as the probe report gathered dust at the chief secretary’s office.

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Updated on Oct 29, 2014 09:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Rescued minor claims abduction 10 years ago

Bharatpur police have ‘rescued’ a 15-year-old girl, who claimed that she was abducted 10 years back by the family she was living with, police said

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Updated on Oct 27, 2014 03:58 PM IST
None | By, Jaipur

BJP MLA says by-poll defeat good for party

The BJP’s defeat in three out of four assembly seats in recently held by-elections was good for the party because it was “flying high” after a thumping victory in state elections last year, according to Jagat Singh, the party’s MLA from Kaman in Bharatpur.

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Updated on Oct 21, 2014 09:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Mafia figures can't decide my fate, says Lalit Modi

The former Indian Premier League chairman and ousted Rajasthan Cricket Association chief speaks to HT from London about the his feud with former Indian cricket board president N Srinivasan.

Updated on Oct 16, 2014 02:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Women’s protest grounds Raje, officials face heat

Rajasthan government ordered an inquiry on Saturday into a women’s sit-in at a helipad in Sikar district on Friday, a security lapse that stalled chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s chopper flight for nearly five minutes and forced her to take a detour.

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Updated on Oct 04, 2014 10:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Blame South Korea, but it is India who let Sarita Devi down

Less than a week after MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) slingshot India into an elite club, India saw a mom wronged as Sarita Devi refused to accept her bronze at Incheon, writes HT's Rakesh Goswami.

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Updated on Oct 02, 2014 03:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

HIV+ people

The network has 63 members. And, sixty per cent of them are women, aged between 30 and 40 years. Ninety per cent of these women have already lost their husbands to the deadly virus.

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Updated on Mar 09, 2005 12:08 AM IST
PTI | By, Lucknow
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