Swati Vashishtha

  • 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...
  • Alert on IndoPak border after 15 terrorists infiltrate into Rajasthan's border districts 29-08-2014 02:04 PM

    New Delhi: Security agencies have sent an alert to police in four border districts of Rajasthan's Bikaner division over reports of 15 terrorists infiltrating into the area from Pakistan. The Border Security Force (BSF) has tightened the security along the Indo-Pak border in Jaisalmer and Barmer following the alert. The...
  • Rajasthan: 8yearold beaten up by teacher for not bringing book to school, dies of injuries 29-08-2014 09:35 AM

    Dausa: In a shocking incident in Rajasthan, an 8-year old girl has died after allegedly being beaten up by her teacher in school. The incident took place at a private school in the Nandera village in Rajasthan's Dausa district on Tuesday. The girl's father has alleged that his daughter was...
  • Fire breaks out at Jaipur City Palace 24-08-2014 10:23 AM

    Jaipur: A major fire broke out at the Mubarak Mahal of Jaipur City Palaca on Sunday morning, destroying valuable property. As many as 12 fire tenders were pushed into service to douse off the falsmes that started in the administrative block. No loss of life has been reported in the...
  • Uproar in Jaipur as underground metro puts heritage sites at risk 21-08-2014 09:26 AM

    Jaipur: Protests are on in the Pink city against the plan to bring Jaipur Metro right into the 300 year old walled premises of the old city. Residents and experts alike, feel that the underground metro would be destructive to old monuments like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Isar Lat....
  • Rajasthan: Case against 4 men for burning teenager for resisting sexual assault 11-08-2014 02:11 PM

    Jaipur: A 17 year-old-girl was set on fire for allegedly resisting a sexual assault in Dholpur in Rajasthan. The girl has been hospitalised and is in a critical condition. A case has been registered against four neighbours after the girl's mother lodged an FIR. The investigation is underway even as...
  • Clean up India: Jaipur a garbage dump with open drains posing health hazards 09-08-2014 08:18 AM

    CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at pink city Jaipur where open drains are posing many...
  • Rajasthan: Truck stuck in flash floods, 12 rescued, 13 still stranded 07-08-2014 01:36 PM

    Jaipur: At least 13 people were stranded when a truck got stuck in sudden flooding in the state of Rajasthan. Twelve others have been rescued while efforts were on to rescue the others. The truck was on its way to Tonk. While the water level was normal earlier, it rose...
  • Rajasthan: Raje plans to downsize Gehlot's free medicine scheme 06-08-2014 09:59 AM

    Jaipur: The popular free medicine and diagnosis scheme in Rajasthan could soon be history for 3 crore people out of the state's population. The Vasundhara Raje government now plans to scale down the scheme by limiting it to people covered under the Food Security Act. The Raje government also plans...
  • Rajasthan: School teacher arrested for sexually assaulting 4 children 26-07-2014 04:54 PM

    Bikaner: A government school teacher was arrested on Saturday for sexually assaulting and exploiting four school children in Gajner in Bikaner. Sanjay Sharma (40), posted with government secondary school in Gajner, was arrested after villagers complained that he sexually exploited some boys, who aged between 7 to 8 years. "The...
  • Rajasthan minister's son accused of harassing two women in Alwar 17-07-2014 09:43 AM

    Jaipur: A state minister's son in Rajasthan has been accused of harassing two women in Alwar. Rajasthan MoS for food and civil supplies Hem Singh Bhadana's son Surendra Singh was booked along with three others. The women claim that on Tuesday night, the four men came to their neighbourhood and...
  • Rajasthan paper leak: Police conduct raids, main accused refutes charges 12-07-2014 10:41 AM

    Jaipur: The prime accused in the Rajasthan Administrative Services Pre-exam paper leak case, merit holder Amrutlal, has refuted police claims that he had leaked the papers in 2013. He has said that he had merely bought the papers from a third party. Amrutlal was arrested along with six others for...
  • Jaipur court issues notice to Modi's minister Nihal Chand in rape case 13-06-2014 09:25 AM

    Jaipur: The lone representative from Rajasthan in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Nihal Chand is facing trouble. He has been issued notice by a Jaipur court in connection with an alleged rape case. Chand has been served the notice along with...
  • Jaipur: 30yearold arrested for allegedly raping a Malaysian woman, says it's a conspiracy 07-06-2014 02:07 PM

    Jaipur: In yet another crime against foreign nationals in India, a 30-year-old man was arrested in Jaipur on charges of raping a Malaysian woman on Friday, an official said on Saturday. "We have arrested (the man) on charges of raping a Malaysian woman on Friday. (He) is a resident of...
  • North India continues to reel under severe heat wave 06-06-2014 01:56 PM

    Even as Monsoon hit Kerala on Friday, North India continues to reel under severe heat wave. ...
  • Bhanwar Lal Sharma suspended from Congress for criticising Rahul Gandhi 01-06-2014 04:42 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Congress leader Bhanwar Lal Sharma has been suspended from the party for criticising party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. After a drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, Sharma had said that the time has come for the party to think beyond Rahul and Priyanka Vadra. Hitting out at Rahul...
  • Rajasthan: 12yearold gangrape survivor forced to live on the streets 31-05-2014 08:14 AM

    Jaipur: In yet another story of shame, gangraped in Rajasthan, a 12-year-survivor undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Delhi has now been forced to live on the streets. This after Rajasthan Bhavan in the national capital shut its doors for her and her family. Less than two years after she was...
  • Pakistan denies entry to boy born in India 27-04-2014 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: In a fateful incident, a Pakistani family is trying hard to take their newborn baby to his homeland as the child was born in India. Sohail Khan was born prematurely on April 14 to Pakistan citizens during their visit to Jaisalmer, India. The authorities in Pakistan are now...
  • Rajasthan: 57 per cent voting registered till 4 pm 24-04-2014 04:22 PM

    The five Parliamentary constituencies also voted in Rajasthan on Thursday in the sixth phase. 57 per cent polling had been recorded by 4 pm. Polling took place in Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, Dausa and in Tonk-Sawai Madhopur. Union minister Jitendra Singh is contesting from Alwar and Mohammad Azharuddin is contesting from...
  • Tonk-Sawai Madhopur residents vote for 'road, power and water' 24-04-2014 03:32 PM

    As the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constitunecy go to polls on Thursday, people say the main issue is the develompment of the area. ...
  • Watch: Azharuddin hopes to win Tonk-Sawai Madhopur seat 24-04-2014 10:45 AM

    The Tonk-Sawai Madhopur seat in Rajasthan went to polls on April 24. Cricketer turned politician Mohammad Azharuddin has said that he is hoping to win and will deliver growth there. ...
  • There's no Modi wave, I've got a tremendous response: Jaswant Singh 17-04-2014 09:24 AM

    Jaswant Singh is contesting as in Independent candidate from Barmer. He was expelled from the BJP for filing his nomination as an Independent. ...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Rajasthan 15-04-2014 11:08 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Swati Vashishtha visits various cities in Rajasthan to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Rajasthan has 25 Parliamentary constituencies. ...
  • Watch: Which way are the people of Jaipur likely to vote? 15-04-2014 10:40 AM

    Congress leader CP Joshi is pitted against BJP's Rajyavardhan Rathore in the rural seat of Jaipur this Lok Sabha election. ...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Azharuddin confident of winning from Tonk 04-04-2014 09:19 AM

    After initial confusion over his seat, the Congress has fielded former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin from Tonk in Rajasthan. Confident of a win, Azharuddin said his focus is now on ensuring the welfare of farmers. Here's a transcript of Azharuddin and his wife Sangeeta Bijlani's interview: CNN-IBN: This is a different...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Will Congress gain from BJP infighting in Barmer? 29-03-2014 08:57 AM

    Barmer: The Bharatiya Janata Party this election season is facing major rebellion from its senior leaders. All eyes are on Barmer where senior leader Jaswant Singh faces expulsion if he does not withdraw his nomination as an Independent from his home town. Barmer is locked in a three-corner electoral battle...
  • After infighting over LS tickets, BJP struck by tweet controversy 24-03-2014 10:50 PM

    New Delhi: With the Bharatiya Janata Party already battling dissent as senior party leader Jaswant Singh filed his nomination as an Independent from Barmer, party president Rajnath Singh stirred fresh controversy by first tweeting vote for a BJP government, then changing it to Modi government. Hoping to ride on the...