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  • Rajasthan: Kota CMO withdraws voulntary retirement plea after safety assurance from Health Minister Yesterday

    Kota: Two days after a BJP MLA from Kota was suspended for allegedly abusing a Chief Medical Officer, the officer has withdrawn his application for voluntary retirement. Kota's CMO RN Yadav took back his resignation after the Health Minister assured him of safety for his family. The Health Minister has also...
  • Rajasthan: BJP MLA booked for allegedly abusing, threatening Chief Medical Officer; party seeks explanation 3 days ago

    Kota: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Kota Prahlad Gunjal has been booked for allegedly threatening a Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) for transfer of a male nurse. An audio clip of their conversation is circulating on Whatsapp. Police registered a first information report (FIR) on Thursday evening against MLA Phralad Gunjal...
  • Foreign national narrates harassment instances in Jaipur 1 week ago

    If Indian women feel unsafe in the country, the scene is even more difficult for foreign nationals. "Men stare at me constantly, misbehave with me," Loredana Chifu who lives in Jaipur narrates her experiences. ...
  • 10 charred to death, 12 suffer injuries as gas tanker explodes on Delhi-Jaipur highway December 14, 2014

    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, said...
  • Rajasthan government bars people with no toilets at home from contesting Panchayat polls December 9, 2014

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has cleared the Bill stating that politicians cannot contest elections unless they have a toilet at home. The order comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for toilets in every household. The Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state in its Bill has said that candidates will...
  • Jaipur: 70-year-old woman paraded half-naked on donkey over property dispute December 8, 2014

    Jaipur: A 70-year-old woman has alleged that she was tortured and paraded half-naked on a donkey by relatives who wanted to grab her property at Kameri-Chouhan village in Bhilwara district, police said. The FIR was filed by Haribai Gujjar, a widow, with the Raipur Police station in Bhilwara district on Saturday...
  • Jaipur: 17-day-old boy's private part allegedly cut-off by a relative over a property dispute December 3, 2014

    Jaipur: In a shocking incident from Jaipur, a relative allegedly cut off the private parts of a 17-day-old baby over a property dispute. The doctor said that the reconstructive surgery was not possible till the boy is 5 years of age. The boy's parents have registered an FIR and have alleged...
  • Kota: Husband chops off wife's nose, four fingers over property dispute November 29, 2014

    Kota: A 35-year-old woman's nose and four fingers of her hand were chopped off allegedly by her husband after an argument broke out between them over a case of property in Borkheda area in Kota, police said on Saturday. The accused Nand Singh (40) along with his brother attacked his wife...
  • Rajasthan University students, police clash outside varsity campus November 28, 2014

    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....
  • Jaipur: Rajasthan boy hangs himself after teacher beats him up November 24, 2014

    Jaipur: A 16-year-old student of a state-run school in Rajasthan has committed suicide allegedly due to humiliation, harassment and beating by a teacher. The teacher was arrested, police said on Monday. The incident took place on Saturday in Rampuria village in Baran district, over 290 km from here. Dilkush Saharia, a Class...
  • Rajasthan: Woman beaten up, paraded half-naked by her husband in Sikar November 16, 2014

    Jaipur: A week after the infamous Thuravad incident in which a woman was paraded half-naked on a donkey, a 40-year-old woman was on Sunday allegedly beaten up and paraded half-naked in a market area in Sikar district by her husband in the presence of their teenage daughter, police said. Accused Kesar...
  • Camel trading at Pushkar fair hits a new low, concerns raised over the declining number November 13, 2014

    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...
  • Hearing in rape case against Union Minister Nihal Chand in Jaipur court today November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A Jaipur court on will be hearing an appeal against the acquittal of Nihal Chand, the Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers in a rape case. This even as Nihal Chand is not present at the hearing. The Rajasthan police claimed that they weren't able to...
  • Mob justice by panchayat in Rajasthan, woman stripped, paraded naked on a donkey November 10, 2014

    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...
  • BSF put on high alert in Rajasthan after Wagah blast November 3, 2014

    Jaisalmer: High alert has been sounded on the border area in Rajasthan by Border Security Force in the wake of the blast near Wagah border in Pakistan. "BSF personnel have been put on high alert after the blast yesterday. Patrolling along the border areas has been intensified," BSF DIG, Ravi Gandhi...
  • Patients face trouble as doctors of MBS hospital go on strike November 1, 2014

    Kota : Thousands of patients who visited Maharao Bheem Singh (MBS) hospital in the city faced discomfort with the doctors going on strike against alleged manhandling of a doctor and nurse by a patient's relatives. The resident doctors of the hospital went on strike after the relatives of a patient who...
  • West Rajasthan areas put on alert as Cyclone Nilofar nears Gujarat coast October 29, 2014

    Jaisalmer: High alert has been sounded in western areas of Rajasthan by BSF and local administration in view of the likely impact of the cyclonic storm Nilofar that will hit the Gujarat coast on November 1. The cyclone would have mild affect in western areas of Rajasthan such as Barmer,...
  • Rajasthan textile sector to be linked with 'Make-in-India', says CM Raje October 29, 2014

    Jaipur: The textile sector in Rajasthan will get the best of technologies and innovations as a part of plans to make the state a "one-stop and most-favoured destination for investment", Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said on Wednesday. The textile industry will be provided with the complete matrix of technology, innovation...
  • Nilofar to have mild affect in Rajasthan: MeT October 28, 2014

    Jaipur: Cyclone Nilofar, developing in the Arabian Sea, would have mild affect in Rajasthan's border districts of Barmer, Jalore and Jodhpur on its arrival later this week, a MeT official said on Tuesday. The cyclone which was still away from Kutch in Gujarat was getting weak and wind speed was...
  • Female infanticide: Mother booked for killing her two-year-old daughter October 27, 2014

    Udaipur: An incident of alleged female infanticide has been reported from Rajasthan's Udaipur district. The mother of three girls allegedly killed her two-year-old daughter in Sakroda village. The woman named Rekha Kanwar was reportedly under pressure to give birth to a boy after three daughters. On being verbally tormented by...
  • Pakistan Hindu migrants celebrate Diwali in Jodhpur, hope for better future October 23, 2014

    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 in...
  • Jaipur: Seven people killed in cracker shop fire October 23, 2014

    Jaipur: At least seven people were killed early on Thursday in a fire at a firecracker shop in Rajasthan's Barmer district, police said. The incident took place around 1 am at the shop in Balotra area of the district, over 430 kms from the state capital Jaipur. "We have so far recovered...
  • Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje announces generous bonus for Roadways employees October 22, 2014

    Jaipur: Showing her generosity Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday announced to pay bonus to employees of the State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) who were earlier denied by their Governing Council, an official spokesman said. "We want that employees and their families should enjoy festival of Diwali and get bonus,"...
  • 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 October 9, 2014

    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...