Salik Ahmad

Salik covers education in Rajasthan; occasionally does videos.

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Muslim man killed by Hindu woman’s family in Bikaner over love affair, say police

Police said the man was killed due to the woman’s family disapproval of the relationship between the couple. The family broke the man’s legs and dumped in a wastewater pond. He later died in a hospital.
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Updated on May 02, 2018 10:47 PM IST
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Muslim man killed by Hindu woman’s family in Bikaner over love affair, say police

Police said the man was killed due to the woman’s family disapproval of the relationship between the couple. The family broke the man’s legs and dumped in a wastewater pond. He later died in a hospital.
The victim, Saif Ali, who used to work at a fruit mandi.(HT Photo)
The victim, Saif Ali, who used to work at a fruit mandi.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2018 10:46 PM IST
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Two days before rape verdict, state govt pushes Asaram idea

Two days before the verdict in a rape case against self-styled godman Asaram was to be pronounced, the state education department rolled out an order stating that February 14 will be celebrated as ’Matri-Pitri pujan diwas’
The idea of ‘Matri-Pitri pujan diwas’ was first espoused by Asaram in 2012.(File/PTI)
The idea of ‘Matri-Pitri pujan diwas’ was first espoused by Asaram in 2012.(File/PTI)
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 10:13 PM IST
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Ex-constable clears UPSC, likely to become IPS, was inspired by Sunny Deol’s ‘Indian’

Considering the last year’s allotment of services by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Rawat, a candidate from the scheduled castes (SC) category, is likely to get into the IPS.
Manoj Kumar Rawat.(HT PHOTO)
Manoj Kumar Rawat.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 10:06 PM IST
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How Rajasthan cops kept the peace for Asaram verdict, from court in jail to watch on devotees

Keeping in mind last year’s violence in Haryana following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Rajasthan Police began preparations for Asaram’s verdict ahead of time.
Police patrol outside the Jodhpur Central Jail, where self-styled godman Asaram has been held since September 2013, in Jodhpur in on April 25, 2018.(Reuters)
Police patrol outside the Jodhpur Central Jail, where self-styled godman Asaram has been held since September 2013, in Jodhpur in on April 25, 2018.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 01:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | BySalik Ahmad and Dinesh Bothra

Asaram rape case verdict: Buzz missing outside ashram of ‘godman’ in Ahmedabad

Gujarat police have stepped up security outside Asaram’s two ashrams in Ahmedabad and Surat.
Police personnel in front of Asaram’s ashram in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
Police personnel in front of Asaram’s ashram in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 12:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad/Jodhpur | ByHiral Dave and Salik Ahmad

As trial ends in tears, Asaram set for life as Qaidi No 130

Asaram broke down in tears after a court in Jodhpur Central Jail sentenced him to life imprisonment for raping a minor girl in 2013.
File photo of Asaram after being arrested from his Indore ashram in connection with the sexual harassment case.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Asaram after being arrested from his Indore ashram in connection with the sexual harassment case.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 11:12 PM IST
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Top cop who led probe in Asaram rape case received 2,000 threat letters, phone calls

Ajay Pal Lamba was the deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Jodhpur West, when Asaram was accused of raping a minor at his ashram. While leading the investigation, Lamba didn’t send his daughter to school for a while and his wife didn’t step out of their house.
Ajay Pal Lamba led the investigation into the rape charges against Asaram.(File Photo)
Ajay Pal Lamba led the investigation into the rape charges against Asaram.(File Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 05:59 PM IST
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Cottage where Asaram raped 16-year-old is now a deserted site

Cottage owner, a follower of Asaram, says the rape charge is a conspiracy by Christian missionaries and police are complicit in the case.
A special court in Jodhpur will deliver its verdict on Wednesday against 79-year-old self-styled godman Asaram (pictured) in the rape case inside Jodhpur Central Jail.(HT/File Photo)
A special court in Jodhpur will deliver its verdict on Wednesday against 79-year-old self-styled godman Asaram (pictured) in the rape case inside Jodhpur Central Jail.(HT/File Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 03:20 PM IST
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Rajasthan schools and colleges told to observe Ambedkar Jayanti

Opposition slammed the move as mere “tokenistic” and one taken by a “desperate” government.
Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is an annual festival observed on April 14 to commemorate the memory of social reformer Dr BR Ambedkar.(HT Photo/Representative image)
Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is an annual festival observed on April 14 to commemorate the memory of social reformer Dr BR Ambedkar.(HT Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 10:05 PM IST
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Rajasthan RSS worker immolates himself shouting ‘save the country’, dies in Delhi hospital

The man has left behind a four-page suicide note.
The victim owned a drug store.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative image)
The victim owned a drug store.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative image)
Updated on Apr 09, 2018 10:15 PM IST
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Rajasthan woman who drowned in 1.5-ft-deep water tank watched Sridevi’s death coverage on TV

A 35-year-old woman, who allegedly committed suicide by drowning in the water tank at her house in Udaipur last week, had closely watched the coverage of actress Sridevi’s death on television, her husband said.
A 35-year-old woman, who allegedly committed suicide by drowning in the water tank at her house in Udaipur last week, had closely watched the coverage of actress Sridevi’s death on television.(PTI Photo/For Representation Purpose)
A 35-year-old woman, who allegedly committed suicide by drowning in the water tank at her house in Udaipur last week, had closely watched the coverage of actress Sridevi’s death on television.(PTI Photo/For Representation Purpose)
Updated on Mar 19, 2018 09:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Son’s cross border wedding in two days, mother awaits visa

The visa is still “under process”.
The border districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer host the maximum number of cross border weddings.(AFP/Representative image)
The border districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer host the maximum number of cross border weddings.(AFP/Representative image)
Updated on Feb 15, 2018 10:22 PM IST
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In death, Rajasthan woman pays price of loving a Dalit

Balai returned to the village in the morning with the body in a taxi. There was no one to lend a hand. He carried Devi in his arms and gently put the body on the floor of the house the two shared
Narayan Balai at his partner Sohni Devi’s residence in Rajasthan’s Suwana village. He said he was forced to carry Devi’s body on his own as the villagers refused to help.(HT Photo)
Narayan Balai at his partner Sohni Devi’s residence in Rajasthan’s Suwana village. He said he was forced to carry Devi’s body on his own as the villagers refused to help.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 11, 2018 11:18 PM IST
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No Padmaavat screening in Rajasthan as ‘real’ Karni Sena continues protest

Despite the Mumbai faction of Karni Sena group withdrawing its protest, Padmaavat will not be screened in Rajasthan as Shri Rajput Karni Sena claims his is the ‘real’ Karni Sena.
Deepika Padukone plays Rani Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Deepika Padukone plays Rani Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Updated on Feb 03, 2018 04:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManoj Ahuja and Salik Ahmad, Jaipur

Rajput pride, moustachioed men and legacy: What drives the Karni Sena protests against Padmaavat

Shri Rajput Karni Sena, of which Kalvi is the chief patron, is spearheading the protests against Bhansali’s film Padmaavat.
Founder of Shri Rajput Karni Sena Lokendra Singh Kalvi and its president Mahipal Singh Makrana at a press conference in Jaipur on Wednesday.(Prabhakar Sharma/ HT Photo)
Founder of Shri Rajput Karni Sena Lokendra Singh Kalvi and its president Mahipal Singh Makrana at a press conference in Jaipur on Wednesday.(Prabhakar Sharma/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2018 09:12 AM IST
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Man steals bikes to pay panchayat fine to live with woman, but she elopes with another

The panchayat said the money was to be paid to assuage the anger of the woman’s family and for him to be able to live with her again.
The young man resorted to stealing motorcycles to pay the fine. But the time he saved the money, the woman eloped with somebody else.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The young man resorted to stealing motorcycles to pay the fine. But the time he saved the money, the woman eloped with somebody else.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 23, 2018 10:44 AM IST
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72% rural teens in state have not used computer, internet: ASER

According to the report, the awareness indicators for the country are better than that of Rajasthan.
The ASER report, prepared by the NGO Pratham, surveyed 1,071 youngsters in 60 villages of Udaipur district .(HT File Photo/representative image)
The ASER report, prepared by the NGO Pratham, surveyed 1,071 youngsters in 60 villages of Udaipur district .(HT File Photo/representative image)
Updated on Jan 16, 2018 09:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | BySalik Ahmad

Brahmagupta II gave law of gravitation 1,000 years before Newton, claims Rajasthan education minister

Vasudev Devnani had last year claimed that cow is the only animal that inhales and exhales oxygen.
Rajasthan education minister Vasudev Devnani had last year claimed that cow is the only animal that inhales and exhales oxygen.
Rajasthan education minister Vasudev Devnani had last year claimed that cow is the only animal that inhales and exhales oxygen.
Updated on Jan 08, 2018 09:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By, Jaipur

On a 3-km stretch in Pokhran, speeding trains kill 42 vultures in five weeks

The vultures were run over by trains while feeding on carcass of animals on the railway tracks in four separate incidents
One of the vultures that was run over by a train in Jaisalmer's Pokhran area.(HT Photo)
One of the vultures that was run over by a train in Jaisalmer's Pokhran area.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2018 08:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Killed Afrazul by mistake, somebody else was target: Rajsamand’s Shambhu Lal Regar to police

Shambhu Lal Regar wanted to kill another man but ended up hacking to death a 48-year-old migrant labourer in Rajsamand on December 6, police said on Monday.
Mohammed Afrazul was a resident of West Bengal’s Malda.(HT File)
Mohammed Afrazul was a resident of West Bengal’s Malda.(HT File)
Updated on Dec 19, 2017 08:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

RU postpones semester exam dates, NSUI sees ‘ABVP influence’

The University of Rajasthan (RU) postponing its semester examinations scheduled on December 22-27 on a day the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) announced its state level meeting in Jaipur on December 24-26 has given opposition an opportunity to point fingers at the university’s decision
NSUI has alleged that the university postponed semester examinations ’due to the ABVP meeting’.(HT File)
NSUI has alleged that the university postponed semester examinations ’due to the ABVP meeting’.(HT File)
Updated on Dec 17, 2017 04:25 PM IST
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Tension, uneasy calm at Alwar’s anti-cow smuggling outposts

According to police figures, 226 people were arrested in Alwar in connection with the smuggling of bovine in 2015 while 116 were arrested in 2014. Till October this year, 82 people have been arrested.
Police officers on patrol duty inside the ‘mobile outpost’ at Bhiwadi’s Amlaki in Alwar district, Rajasthan late on Monday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Police officers on patrol duty inside the ‘mobile outpost’ at Bhiwadi’s Amlaki in Alwar district, Rajasthan late on Monday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2017 11:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Alwar | BySalik Ahmad, Alwar

Who is Shambu Lal Regar? A man who didn’t seem capable of murder, say neighbours in Rajasthan

Shambu Lal Regar, the Rajasthan man who uploaded a chilling video of himself hacking and burning a migrant worker, was engaged in marble business earlier but was unemployed for more than two years
A screengrab from a WhatsApp clip showing Shambu Lal Regar killing Afrazul in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
A screengrab from a WhatsApp clip showing Shambu Lal Regar killing Afrazul in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2017 10:07 PM IST
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Man hacked to death, set ablaze in Rajasthan: Nephew says Afrazul didn’t wrong anyone

Afrazul’s family says he was harmless and worked to help others from his village in Malda find employment in Rajsamand.
Afrazul’s nephew and son-in-law with documents and identity cards of the deceased.(HT Photo)
Afrazul’s nephew and son-in-law with documents and identity cards of the deceased.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2017 09:57 AM IST
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Body found hanging in Nahargarh fort: Family alleges murder while cops say suicide

Police in a press conference reiterated that no evidence was found in the case that would suggest murder.
A man’s body was found hanging from Nahargarh fort on Friday morning with a message written on a rock nearby suggesting that the death was linked to the row over the film ‘Padmavati’.(ANI/Twitter)
A man’s body was found hanging from Nahargarh fort on Friday morning with a message written on a rock nearby suggesting that the death was linked to the row over the film ‘Padmavati’.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 25, 2017 10:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByDeep Mukherjee and Salik Ahmad

A birth and a death, life’s cruel twist plays out in slain cattle trader Umar’s house

Cattle trader Umar Mohammed’s body was found on the railways tracks in Alwar last week. His family has claimed that cow vigilantes murdered him.
Cattle trader Umar Mohammed’s funeral in Rajasthan’s Ghatmika village on Thursday. Umar was allegedly murdered by cow vigilantes last week in Alwar.(Salik Ahmad/HT)
Cattle trader Umar Mohammed’s funeral in Rajasthan’s Ghatmika village on Thursday. Umar was allegedly murdered by cow vigilantes last week in Alwar.(Salik Ahmad/HT)
Updated on Nov 17, 2017 08:11 PM IST
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Alwar: Police hint self-styled cow vigilantes killed Muslim cattle trader

Alwar SP Rahul Prakash said an FIR for murder had been lodged and five people named in it on the basis of the statement of a minor boy, who the police cited as an eyewitness.
People stage a demonstration against the alleged murder of Umar Mohammed by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar.(HT photo)
People stage a demonstration against the alleged murder of Umar Mohammed by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar.(HT photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2017 08:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Bharatpur | ByDevendra Bhardwaj, Salik Ahmad and Deep Mukherjee

Women should grind ‘chakki’, sweep floors and do other household chores to stay fit: Rajasthan education dept magazine

The magazine said while early morning walks, running, cycling, horse-riding, swimming or any other sports are good for health, women can also stay fit by doing various household chores.
Cover of Shivira magazine’s November edition.
Cover of Shivira magazine’s November edition.
Updated on Nov 11, 2017 02:21 PM IST
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Raje govt wants Rajasthan colleges to install Vivekananda statue

The move has received criticism with academics saying that the government is turning educational institutes into places where personality cults are worshipped.
A statue of Vivekananda at the University of Delhi. Detractors of the BJP government say that the directive will turn colleges into places where personality cults are worshipped.(HT File Photo)
A statue of Vivekananda at the University of Delhi. Detractors of the BJP government say that the directive will turn colleges into places where personality cults are worshipped.(HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 29, 2017 10:35 PM IST
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