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  • Camel made Rajasthan's state animal to check its decreasing number 4 hours 40 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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. Twenty-three 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 caught-on-camera getting fanned by a 5-year-old September 6, 2014

    Alwar: On Teachers' day, a school principal was caught-on-camera getting fanned by a five-year-old 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: 8-year-old beaten up by teacher for not bringing book to school, dies of injuries August 29, 2014

    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...
  • Rajasthan: 8-year-old girl dies after being beaten up by teacher August 28, 2014

    Dausa: An 8-year-old 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 post-mortem report is awaited. ...
  • CBI FIR against ex-disinvestment 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 2001-2002 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. 28-year-old 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 environment-friendly 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 gas-based crematorium will instead be used. "A gas-based crematorium has been installed in a newly-built 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 non-payment 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 non-payment of dues. A joint initiative by administration and JMC, the drive had set 18-month 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...
  • Jaswant Singh still in coma 12 days after head injury August 19, 2014

    Former Union minister and ex-BJP leader Jaswant Singh is in coma for the 12th day on Tuesday, doctors said. A statement from the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) said Jaswant Singh was still in coma and on ventilator support. "Heart rhythm and BP are normal without medication," it reads. The statement added that...
  • Light to moderate rains in isolated places of Rajasthan August 19, 2014

    Light to moderate rains were witnessed in isolated parts of Rajasthan with Kanwas in Kota district receiving a maximum 10 cm of rainfall, even as Southwest monsoon weakened further in the state, Met department said on Monday. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at isolated places in eastern, northern and southern parts...
  • Body of 19-year-old boy found, 3 arrested August 18, 2014

    A body of a 19-year-old boy was found in a gutter at Kanota town, following which three persons have been arrested in this connection, police said. The incident took place on Saturday when Mukesh and Hemant, along with one of their female friends, went for an outing to Shikarion-ki-Dhani area near...
  • Cairn says Rajasthan block holds 1-3 Trillion cubic feet of gas reserves August 18, 2014

    After oil, Cairn India's prolific Rajasthan block holds significant natural gas reserves, estimated at 1-3 Trillion cubic feet (Tcf), over half of which can be produced. Cairn has so far made 36 discoveries in the Rajasthan block, including the biggest onland oil field of Mangala. It made a significant gas discovery...
  • A dargah that holds Janmashtami Mela with great fervour August 18, 2014

    Not many people know about it, but Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna, is celebrated in a big way in a sacred place for the Muslim community in Rajasthan. A three-day festival is organised at the Dargah of Narhar - also known as Dargah of Sharif Hazrat Hajib Shakarbar...
  • 18-year-old girl raped for 3 years on pretext of marriage August 18, 2014

    An 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Jaipur by a youth for three years on pretext of marriage, police said. The victim alleged in her complaint that she was raped on pretext of marriage by the accused identified as Ashraf for three years. He refused to marry her after the girl...
  • Making false promise of marriage, man rapes a girl for 3 years August 18, 2014

    An 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped here by a youth for three years on the pretext of marriage, police said on Monday. The victim alleged in her complaint that she was raped on pretext of marriage by the accused identified as Ashraf for three years. He refused to marry her after...
  • State gets country's first skill development centre August 18, 2014

    With an aim to provide job-oriented training programmes to the state's unemployed youth, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the country's first skill development centre in Udaipur. Speaking after inaugurating the centre, which has been set up under the 'Livelihood Skill Project', Raje urged the people of the state to fight...
  • No factionalism in Congress, says Sachin Pilot August 17, 2014

    The Congress, which suffered one of its worst defeats in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, is now trying to regroup itself to fight the local bodies polls, with newly-appointed Rajasthan state party chief Sachin Pilot downplaying reports of factionalism. "There is no factionalism. There can be differences of opinion,...
  • Assembly Bypolls: Over 8.95 lakh voters to cast their ballots for 4 Rajasthan seats August 17, 2014

    Over 8.95 lakh voters would cast their franchise for the four Assembly seats slated to go for by-polls on September 13 in the state, an official said on Sunday. Of these, there would be 4.70 lakh men and 4.24 lakh women voters, Dr Govind Sharma, Chief Election Officer said in Jaipur. Constituency...