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  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg visits Rajasthan village October 10, 2014

    Jaipur: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday visited a "cyber village" in Rajasthan's Alwar district, an official said. "Zuckerberg visited the cyber village, Chandoli, over 170 km from the state capital Jaipur where he interacted with school children and villagers and discussed how this centre is helping in improving...
  • Vasundhara Raje clears Pensioners Health Concession Scheme 2014 October 10, 2014

    Jaipur: In Diwali bonanza to retired employees, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje approved the Pensioners Health Concession Scheme, 2014 to provide medical care in the government-run hospitals and approved private hospitals. The scheme to provide medical and health benefits to lakhs of state pensioners at concessional rates was earlier announced...
  • Rajasthan: Railway employee arrested for raping minor October 9, 2014

    Jaisalmer: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a railway employee in Pokharan city following which he has been arrested, police said. The incident happened when accused Dilip Dixit allegedly lured the girl to the roof of his house located in Railway colony here and raped her, they said adding...
  • Vasundhara Raje takes a dig at PM Modi, says one man cannot win polls September 16, 1410

    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...
  • Rajasthan's law & order failed miserably in BJP rule: Girija Vyas October 7, 2014

    Jaipur: Accusing BJP of failing to bring law and order in Rajasthan during its rule, former Union Minister Dr Girija Vyas on Tuesday alleged that crime against women was on the extreme end in the state. "Criminals are engaged doing all kinds of henious crimes in the BJP-ruled state and...
  • Vasundhara Raje calls for public support for improving health facilities October 7, 2014

    Kota: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje called for public support to improve medical and health facilities in the state. She was speaking as a chief guest while inaugurating a blood bank building and 28 OPD blocks of Bharat Vikas Parishad hospital in Dadabari area. Raje said the government do feel...
  • Rajasthan: 150-year-old Eid practice of camel sacrifice discontinued in Tonk October 6, 2014

    Jaipur: For the first time in 150 years Rajasthan's Tonk did not see camel sacrifice on Eid-ul Zuha. This comes after Rajasthan government declared camel a state animal to control its rapidly declining population. The practice of camel sacrifice in Tonk was started in 1864 by the then ruler Nawab...
  • Swadeshi Sangam convention on October 11-12 in Jaipur October 5, 2014

    Jaipur: A two day convention 'Swadeshi Sangam' (SS) focusing on promotion and sale of indigenous products and issues related to foreign direct investment (FDI) will begin in Jaipur on October 11. The Sangam will deliberate on issues related to Genetically Modified (GM)crops, decline of small-scale industries, environment and river linking, patent...
  • 'Raavan' effigy with officials' name on it burnt in Jodhpur October 4, 2014

    Jodhpur: Protesting against non-payment of dues by Jodhpur Development Authority (JDA), an association of contractors burnt an effigy of 'Raavan' with names of the agency's officials on it on the occasion of Dusshera on Friday. Celebrating Dusshera, which marks the defeat of the demon king Raavan, members of Contractor Sangharsh Samiti...
  • Rajasthan: Police find minister's puppy first, get criticised for delay in gangrape probe September 22, 2014

    Jaipur: A Rajasthan minister's missing pet dog has been traced, much to the relief of local police which was in the line of fire for launching a hunt for the pup at a time when it is yet to crack the shocking gangrape case in the city. A missing complaint was...
  • Camel made Rajasthan's state animal to check its decreasing number September 20, 2014

    Jaipur: Rajasthan government issued a notification making camel as the State animal, a step aimed at checking the decreasing number of the 'ship of the desert'. With this, Rajasthan will now have two animals Camel and Chinkara enjoying the status of the state animal. "A notification in this regard has been issued,"...
  • BJP's defeat in Rajasthan not surprising: Ashok Gehlot September 16, 2014

    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. ...
  • People have moved beyond love jihad: Sachin Pilot on Congress's victory in Rajasthan bypolls September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress was in a celebration mode in Rajasthan as the party won three out of four seats in the state in the recently held bypolls. Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot thanked people and said that it was the result of the party's hard work in the past...
  • Congress wrests three Assembly seats from BJP in Rajasthan September 16, 2014

    Jaipur: In a jolt to the Vasundhara Raje government, the opposition Congress on Tuesday wrested three Assembly seats of Weir, Nasirabad and Surajgarh from the ruling BJP which could retain only the Kota seat. Out of four Assembly seats which went to polls on September 13, BJP managed to win only...
  • Over 66 pc polling in Rajasthan bypolls September 13, 2014

    Jaipur: A total of 66.30 per cent electorate on Saturday cast their votes in bypolls to four Assembly seats in Rajasthan. "The voter turn out is 66.30. There were total 8,95,101 lakh eligible voters including 4.24 lakh women in the four constituencies," an Election Commission official said. Twentythree candidates, including four...
  • Rajasthan lawyers' strike: All Additional Advocate Generals resign September 12, 2014

    Jaipur: All the 15 Additional Advocate Generals in Rajasthan have resigned from their posts after the High Court questioned the government on its lawyers' absence from the court. Lawyers of the High Court and lower courts in the state have been on strike for more than two months over various...
  • Rajasthan: Three people dead after a mud wall collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Ganganagar September 6, 2014

    Jaipur: As rains unleash merciless fury in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan has also been witnessing heavy rainfall. Waterlogging has been reported in many areas of Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ganganagar and Bhilwara. Three people have died after a mud wall collapsed in Ganganagar, the area having received 185 mm rainfall in a...
  • Heavy rains lash Rajasthan, three dead September 6, 2014

    Jaipur: Heavy rains lashed parts of Rajasthan leading to waterlogging in many areas of Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ganganagar and Bhilwara. In another incident in the state, three people died in Ganganagar after a mud wall collapsed because of heavy rainfall. The area has received 185 mm rainfall in just one day. Traffic...
  • Alwar: School principal caughtoncamera getting fanned by a 5yearold September 6, 2014

    Alwar: On Teachers' day, a school principal was caughtoncamera getting fanned by a fiveyearold student while listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. The incident took place in a government school in Alwar in Rajasthan. PM Modi addressed students across the country on Friday afternoon on the occasion of Teachers' Day. ...
  • Rajasthan: 8yearold beaten up by teacher for not bringing book to school, dies of injuries August 29, 2014

    Dausa: In a shocking incident in Rajasthan, an 8year 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...
  • Rajasthan: 8yearold girl dies after being beaten up by teacher August 28, 2014

    Dausa: An 8yearold schoolgirl in Dausa, Rajasthan, died after being allegedly beaten up by her teacher. The incident happened on Thursday. The child was referred to a Jaipur hospital but she died on the way. The police is now questioning the teacher and school authorities. The child's postmortem report is awaited. ...
  • CBI FIR against exdisinvestment secy for selling Rs 150 cr hotel for Rs 7 cr August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against former disinvestment secretary Pradip Baijal for allegedly selling off a hotel in Udaipur worth Rs 150 crore for Rs 7 crore. The case dates back to 20012002 when Baijal was the disinvestment secretary during Arun Shourie's tenure...
  • Fire breaks out at Jaipur City Palace August 24, 2014

    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 incident....
  • Rajasthan: Three men gangrape two minor sisters, 1 arrested August 21, 2014

    Barmer: Two sisters, both minors, were allegedly brutally gangraped in the Barmer district of Rajasthan on August 15. They were raped again on their way back from the police station the next day. They claim that the police did not act until they sought the Superintendent of Police's intervention on August...
  • Uproar in Jaipur as underground metro puts heritage sites at risk August 21, 2014

    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. "The...
  • Suspected criminal shot at by a man over personal enmity August 20, 2014

    A suspected criminal was allegedly shot at by a man over an old personal enmity in Dausa district in Jaipur, police said on Wednesday. 28yearold Sagar Meena was caught by one Santosh Meena and five others over some old personal enmity in the Amberkar Nagar area in Jaipur on Tuesday night....
  • Oswal community of Jodhpur opts for environmentfriendly cremations August 20, 2014

    In another sign of changing times, the influential Oswal community has decided against using wood for cremating its dead to curb the felling of trees and to protect the environment. A gasbased crematorium will instead be used. "A gasbased crematorium has been installed in a newlybuilt hall in the community's Shivanchi...
  • Rajasthan records normal rainfall this monsoon season August 20, 2014

    Rajasthan has received normal rainfall this monsoon season with only 11 districts out of 33 receiving deficit rain, the water resources department said. 18 out of total 33 district registered normal rainfall and four received excess rain so far during the season. However, no district falls under scanty or abnormal rainfall...
  • 'Waste Free Jodhpur' project faces criticism as volunteers allege nonpayment of dues August 20, 2014

    Days after its launch by actor Aamir Khan, the city's ambitious "Freedom from Waste" project has landed into a controversy with volunteers roped in by the Jodhpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) alleging exploitation and nonpayment of dues. A joint initiative by administration and JMC, the drive had set 18month target to free...
  • Rumour of clash creates panic during a VHP procession August 19, 2014

    Rumour of a clash led to minor tension during a procession taken out by Vishwa Hindu Parishad here, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place last night when some miscreants wrongly told the members of the procession that a clash has broken out at a nearby chowk which created panic...