Swati Vashishtha

  • Rajasthan government ropes in community leaders to prevent child marriages on Akshaya Tritiya 21-04-2015 10:47 AM

    Jaipur: Even as preparations are on for thousands of children to be married off on Akshaya Tritiya, the Rajasthan government has roped in pundits and community leaders in a crackdownon the medieval practice. The government is focussing on 14 districts in the state which are infamous for child marriage. Suresh...
  • My Land My Right 20-04-2015 05:05 PM

    Pratap Singh Rathore turns a Citizen Journalist to speak out against the forceful acquisition of land by the government for the Kishangarh Airport project and to continue the three year old battle that he and the other farmers are fighting. The injustice that they face continues as they do not...
  • Rajasthan: Given raw deal on land, say farmers 18-04-2015 03:02 PM

    While Narendra Modi government is struggling to build consensus on its Land Acquisition Bill, farmers protesting in Rajasthan's Kishangarh called it an anti farmer legislation. ...
  • Arms Act case: Jodhpur Court asks Salman Khan to appear on April 23 17-04-2015 12:30 PM

    Jodhpur court has directed actor Salman Khan to appear before it on April 23. This is in connection with the case under Arms Act filed against the actor. The Rajasthan High Court had earlier rejected the actor's plea against a trial court order allowing four more witnesses to depose. Salman...
  • Bigg Boss contestant alleges rape in Udaipur hotel 15-04-2015 07:56 PM

    Udaipur: In a startling revelation, one of the participants of TV reality show Bigg Boss has alleged that she has been sexually assaulted in a hotel in Udaipur. The participant, an actress, has alleged that she was raped in a five star hotel where she checked-in on April 11, 2015....
  • Rajasthan: Kishangarh farmers allege betrayal by government, protest against land acquisition 15-04-2015 08:49 AM

    While Modi government struggles to build consensus on its Land Acquisition Bill, protesting farmers in Rajasthan's Kishangarh are anything but convinced with what they believe is an anti farmer legislation. There are voices of protest by disgruntled farmers against land acquisition. The international airport project that took off in Kishangarh...
  • Rajasthan farmers forced to sell crops at lowered rates after FCI rejects their produce 08-04-2015 11:11 AM

    Kota: In Rajasthan's Hadauti region, trouble is mounting for farmers dealing with crop losses due to unseasonal rains. With the Food Corporation of India rejecting their produce, farmers in Kota are being forced to sell their wheat for lowered rates in local markets. Many like Ramswaroop whose crops were destroyed...
  • Rajasthan farmers in distress, unseasonal rainfall wreak havoc 21-03-2015 09:16 PM

    Bundi: Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have battered ripe crops in Rajasthan driving the farmers who've suffered multiple losses of crops, livestock and in some cases life, to a desperate situation. Manju, a resident of Raithal villahe in the Bundi district lost her husband. Her husband Kishan Lal couldn't bear the...
  • Kota businessman donates SUV to garbage 13-03-2015 07:16 AM

    Upset with the performance of his car worth 10 lakh rupees and its after sales service, a businessman from Kota has donated it for garbage collection to a village Panchayat in Ramganjmandi. ...
  • Udaipur: 9 months of legal battle ends for single mother, adopts 2nd girl child 08-03-2015 11:20 AM

    Udaipur: After months of despair, Joint Director of the Pension Department in Udaipur adopted her second daughter. The High Court gave her permission to adopt a second girl child after the trial court turned it down. Pension Department Joint Director Darshana Gupta said, "When the trial court turned down my...
  • Axe the tax: Your wishes from Union Budget 2015 17-02-2015 10:02 AM

    The government has capped the amount of savings which qualifies for a tax exemption at Rs 1.5 lakhs. The limit includes all savings - life insurance, pension, interest on housing loans, tuition fees, PF, PPF etc. However, this a disincentive for those who want to save. ...
  • Japanese tourist allegedly raped by a tour guide in Jaipur 09-02-2015 01:17 PM

    Jaipur: In yet another case of sexual assault with a foreigner, a Japanese tourist was allegedly raped in Dudu near Jaipur. The lady was allegedly raped by man who introduced himself as a tourist guide to her. She met the man at Jaipur's Jal Mahal from where he took her...
  • Woman declared dead in 2013 Uttarakhand floods reappears in Uttarkashi 08-02-2015 05:16 PM

    It is a dramatic and awe inspiring story of a man from Alwar who kept up his search for his wife who had gone missing in the 2013 flashfloods in Uttarakhand. And he's finally found her after one and a half years of an extraordinary struggle. ...
  • Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot tests positive for Swine flu 01-02-2015 01:07 PM

    Jaipur: Former chief minister Ashok Gehlot has been tested positive for Swine Flu in preliminary reports and samples have been sent to Delhi for further tests. Gehlot on Sunday tweeted that he went for timely treatment and there's improvement in his condition now but he has slammed the BJP state...
  • Musical session marks the beginning of Jaipur Literature Fest 21-01-2015 02:44 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the Jaipur Literature festival on Wednesday. A host of writers, poets, Nobel laureates and celebrities have descended in Jaipur for the festival. ...
  • JLF: High auto-rickshaw fares, over-charged local goods disappoint visitors 20-01-2015 02:00 PM

    Ahead of the Jaipur Literature Festival many visitors to the Pink city complain that local businesses have been fleecing them during their visit from near and far. But many are disgruntled with the travel agencies and local businesses at the Pink City which are trying to make a quick buck...
  • Rajasthan HC turns down plea filed against Panchayat ordinance on education norm 15-01-2015 11:42 AM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court on Thursday turned down the petition filed by opposition parties and civil rights groups against panchayat ordinance brought in by state government that enacted minimum educational qualification mandatory for candidates contesting panchayat polls in the state. While rejecting the petition , the court said while it...
  • IAF unmanned aerial vehicle crashes in Barmer, Rajasthan; no casualties reported 09-01-2015 03:41 PM

    Barmer: Indian Air Force unmanned air vehicle on Friday crashed in Chohtan area of Barmer district in Rajasthan. The UAV took off from Barmer's Uttarlai air force station. No causalities have been reported as of now. This is second such incident in last one year. Earlier in November 2014 a...
  • Arvind Pangariya will work hard to improve country's economy, says his brother 07-01-2015 09:56 AM

    Columbia University professor Arvind Panagariya's appointment as the Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog means he'll be home after 40 years. His family says he will work hard to improve India's economy and boost growth across the country. His brother said, "Overwhelmed at my brother's appointment as Vice Chairman of...
  • On sidelines of Jaipur Literature festival, a rickshaw ride for Rs 6,756! 05-01-2015 02:43 PM

    Jaipur: The government is going out on a limb with ad campaigns like "atithi devo bhava (guest is like god)" to woo tourists. However, in one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country, there are websites fleecing tourists, with many first-timers in the Pink City falling for their guiles....
  • Rajasthan: 10 cabinet ministers, 6 MoS get threat emails of terror strikes on January 26 26-12-2014 01:55 PM

    Jaipur: 16 Rajasthan ministers get threat emails warning of terror strikes on January 26. Ten Cabinet ministers and six Ministers of State in Rajasthan on Friday received terror threat emails on their official IDs. The mail claims to be from Indian Mujahideen and warned about terror strikes on January 26....
  • 10 charred to death, 12 suffer injuries as gas tanker explodes on Delhi-Jaipur highway 14-12-2014 01:14 PM

    Jaipur: In a tragic incident, 10 people were burnt alive and 12 others injured when a gas tanker caught fire and exploded on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near Beelpur village, 35 kms from Jaipur, late on Saturday night. Jaipur Collector and District Magistrate Krishna Kunal, who was supervising the rescue operation,...
  • Rajasthan University students, police clash outside varsity campus 28-11-2014 01:02 PM

    Jaipur: The students of Rajasthan University on Friday clashed with police during their protests against them outside the varsity campus. The police resorted to using mild force to prevent students from blocking the road as they pelted stones at policemen. One student attempted self-immolation in which four students were injured....
  • Camel trading at Pushkar fair hits a new low, concerns raised over the declining number 13-11-2014 08:05 AM

    Pushkar: For years, camels have been the main feature of the Pushkar fair. However, the biggest takeaway of the 2014 Pushkar Fair which recently concluded seems to be the declining numbers of camels spotted at the event. Photographers outnumbered the beasts leaving a question mark on the fair's identity centered...
  • Nihal Chand fails to turn up in a Jaipur court on Wednesday, police under scanner 12-11-2014 11:30 PM

    Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Nihal Chand, accused of rape in Rajasthan did not turn up in a Jaipur court on Wednesday, though he did send his lawyer. But the failure of the police to serve notice to him for the last six months puts the role of police...
  • Mob justice by panchayat in Rajasthan, woman stripped, paraded naked on a donkey 10-11-2014 02:04 PM

    Jaipur: In a shocking case of mob justice in Rajasthan, leaders of a panchayat stripped a 45-year-old woman and paraded her naked on a donkey on Saturday evening. Thirty people have been arrested so far in the case out of which nine belong to the victim's family. The woman was...
  • Pakistan Hindu migrants celebrate Diwali in Jodhpur, hope for better future 23-10-2014 02:51 PM

    Jodhpur: The Pakistani Hindus who have migrated to India, fearing their persecution in Pakistan, celebrated their first Diwali in Jodhpur, their homeland as they believe. For these nowhere people living out of makeshift settlements in Jodhpur it's truly a special Diwali, for some it's the first that they are celebrating...
  • Vasundhara Raje takes a dig at PM Modi, says one man cannot win polls 09-10-2014 02:38 PM

    Jaipur: In what is being viewed as a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's said that if anyone thinks winning assembly and parliamentary polls in Rajasthan has been possible because of one person, they must think again. Raje's pending Cabinet expansion has been a...
  • BJP's defeat in Rajasthan not surprising: Ashok Gehlot 16-09-2014 08:04 PM

    As Congress bagged three out of the four seats that went to bypolls, former CM Ashok Gehlot took a dig at BJP saying, "Results are not surprising, there is anger among people against govt for not delivering." BJP won just one seat. ...
  • Deserter IAF Wing Commander caught trying to cross over to Pakistan 01-09-2014 05:28 PM

    Jaipur: Indian Air Force Wing Commander Shashank Shekhar, who has been declared a deserter by force, has been caught by the Border Security Force (BSF) near Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan's Anoopgarh while allegedly trying to cross the border. Shekhar, who hails from Ambala City, had hidden some documents and his...