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  • RSRTC employees call for 48-hour strike, around 5,000 state and inter-state buses to go off road 3 hours 3 minutes ago

    Protesting against government's decision of introducing private buses on nationalised routes, employees of Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation will go on a 48-hour strike from today mid-night due to which around 5,000 state and inter-state buses will go off road. About 22,000 employees of RSRTC will go on the strike from...
  • Shutdown observed in Jaitran over alleged desecration of religious idol 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    A shutdown was observed in Jaitaran town of Rajasthan on Tuesday on the call of Hindu outfits over an incident of alleged desecration of a religious idol. The bandh call was given by RSS and VHP after the alleged desecration of the idol on the intervening night of July 27 and...
  • Vasundhara Raje greets people on the eve of Eid 14 hours 22 minutes ago

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday extended their greetings to the people of the state on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr. "Our diversity is our strength. We, as a nation, must ensure communal harmony and unity. "The holy month of Ramzan is observed by the Muslim community with acts...
  • 1 killed, 1 missing as heavy rain causes widespread flooding across Kota Yesterday

    Heavy rainfall lashed Kota district in Rajasthan over the last 48 hours causing floods in several residential colonies in the district even as one person was found dead and another missing in different places. An unidentified old man was found dead tangled in bushes of flooding brook in Udhyognagar police station...
  • 50 HIV-positive children win hearts with entertaining stage show Yesterday

    Some 50 HIV-positive children danced to a medley of Bollywood songs through the ages and staged an impressive play to a packed auditorium in Jaipur over the weekend, as their adopted home, non-profit Rays Aasha Ki Ek Kiran, celebrated its annual day. The 45-minute satirical play, entitled "Muhammad Bhai ki Jootiyan"...
  • Heavy rains to last Rajasthan for another 24 hours Yesterday

    Heavy rains lashed parts of Rajasthan with Kota receiving maximum rainfall of 11 cm last night, Met report said on Sunday. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at many places in Kota division, Ajmer, Udaipur and Jodhpur district till 8.30 am, the report said. Intermittent rains also occurred in Jaipur, Bikaner, and Bharatpur...
  • Inter-state robbers gang busted, 3 arrested 2 days ago

    Police on Sunday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of robbers with the arrest of three persons from Alwar and recovery of stolen bike, sarees, sewing machine, 15 mobile handsets and laptop from them. According to a Police Headquarters' release here, the accused were identified as Islam alias Titu, Aslam,...
  • Armed criminals murder man, injure 3 near Paniala 2 days ago

    One person was killed and three others injured when they were attacked with iron rods and sticks by unknown assailants, while sleeping in a hut in Paniala village on NH-8 this morning, police said. The assailants also damaged glass panes and lights of a JCB, tractors and truck, while fleeing from...
  • Drought looms over Rajasthan as 23 districts received deficit rains 2 days ago

    With delayed monsoon, drought is likely to hit the desert state of Rajasthan as 23 districts received deficit rains and six received scanty rainfall during June 1 to July 26 period, a Met department report said on Sunday. Since June 1 this year, Rajasthan received 130.63 mm of rainfall as against...
  • Rajasthan ACB registers case against RTO inspector, 8 others 2 days ago

    Ten days after Rs 3,65,720 in cash was seized during raid on a border checkpost of the Transport Department at Makhupura in Jalore district, the Rajasthan Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered a case against RTO inspector Om Prakash Choudhary and eight others. Regional Transport Office (RTO) inspector Choudhary and the...
  • Rajasthan: School teacher arrested for sexually assaulting 4 children 3 days ago

    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 accused...
  • Clay Craft launches new range with 400 new products 3 days ago

    Ceremic tableware manufacturer and retailer Clay Craft on Saturday launched 400 new product ranges in Fine Bone China in Jaipur. The group, generating Rs 200 crore revenues per annum in household, institutional, retail and hospitality segments, also announced its growth target to achieve 35 per cent growth year-on-year. "We are focusing on...
  • Ashok Gehlot demands probe into minister's meeting with prisoner of Bikaner jail 3 days ago

    Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday demanded a probe into alleged meeting of a state minister with a prisoner in Bikaner jail during the government's campaign 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' in Bikaner some time back. Gehlot told reporters in the Assembly premises that a state minister met with a prisoner...
  • Rajasthan government to begin with the repair of Indira Gandhi canal soon 4 days ago

    Recruitment of 314 junior engineers, repairing of Indira Gandhi canal, efforts to increase water inflow to Pushkar lake in Ajmer are among the slew of promises made on Saturday by the Rajasthan government in the state Assembly. Water Resources Minister Sanwarlal Jat also assured the House that the government would make...
  • Kin of slain prisoner demand CBI inquiry 4 days ago

    Tension prevailed at the village of a slain prisoner in Sikar district when police reached with his body on Friday. Angry over the murder of Balbir Banuda in Bikaner jail on Thursday, locals and his relatives pelted stones at police and damaged a jeep in protest and also demanded a CBI...
  • Gang war in Bikaner jail, one inmate gunned down, two beaten to death 4 days ago

    Three prisoners were killed - one gunned down and two others beaten to death - in a clash between members of two gangs in a jail in Rajasthan's Bikaner on Thursday. According to police, the incident took place around 6 pm at the Central Jail in Bikaner, around 500 km from...
  • 'Stern action would be taken against those involved in scuffle at PWD office' 5 days ago

    State Public Works Department Minister Yunus Khan on Thursday assured the House that stern action would be taken against all those involved in a scuffle that occurred at PWD office this week. Independent MLA MC Surana raised the issue during Zero Hour and said that the scuffle broke out between engineers...
  • Rains lash several parts of Rajasthan; Shahbad records heaviest downpour 6 days ago

    Rains continued to lash several parts of Rajasthan on Wednesday with Shahbad in Baran district recording heaviest downpour. Shahbad saw 12 cm of rains and was followed by Chabbra that received 7 cm of rainfall. Other places in Kota, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bharatpur and Jodhpur divisions also recorded below 5 cm rains till...
  • Rains lash several parts of Rajasthan; Shahbad records heaviest downpour 6 days ago

    Rains continued to lash several parts of Rajasthan on Wednesday with Shahbad in Baran district recording heaviest downpour. Shahbad saw 12 cm of rains and was followed by Chabbra that received 7 cm of rainfall. Other places in Kota, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bharatpur and Jodhpur divisions also recorded below 5 cm rains till...
  • Sriganganagar woman who accused Meghwal, 17 others of sexual assault demands CBI probe 6 days ago

    The 20-year-old woman from Rajasthan who has accused Union Minister Nihal Chand Meghwal and 17 others, including her husband, of sexual assault, on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the three-year-old case. The woman, a resident of Sriganganagar district in Rajasthan, addressed a press conference here in which she said that...
  • Crime rate declined in State, says Rajasthan government 1 week ago

    Government on Tuesday informed Rajasthan Assembly that the state has recorded a considerable dip in the overall crime rate in the last one year. Rural Development Minister Gulabchand Kataria intervened in a debate during the Zero Hour and informed the Assembly that the state has registered a decline in the crime...
  • Minor girl raped, blackmailed for over 2 years by friend 1 week ago

    A 17-year old girl was allegedly raped by a man for over two years and a video of the act was also made to blackmail her. The accused Sohan Lal Bishnoi of Kankani village befriended the victim, a student of Industrial Training Institute, and took her to Jodhpur, where he raped...
  • Jaipur Police announces reward for information on IAS officer absconding in rape case 1 week ago

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Police has announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for information on IAS officer BB Mohanty, who is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman. The woman lodged an FIR in January claiming that Mohanty had raped her repeatedly after promising to clear her civil services exam. Mohanty has...
  • Rural development: Rs 155 cr grant for construction of ponds, tanks 1 week ago

    Rajasthan government on Monday announced a grant of Rs 155.50 crore to farmers for construction of ponds and tanks for better water management. Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini made several other announcements in the Legislative Assembly including allocation of Rs 2.14 crore for the promotion of organic farming in the...
  • Rajasthan youth to get aid to start own ventures July 21, 2014

    Rajasthan youths who want to start their own ventures would be provided financial and technical assistance, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said in Jaipur on Monday. Stating that focus should be on entrepreneurship development along with skill training, Raje asked officials to prepare a work plan. "Skill development programmes should be prepared keeping...
  • Special drive launched to check illegal mining in Bundi July 21, 2014

    Police on Monday launched a 40-day special drive to check illegal mining activities in the district. The drive will continue till August 31, Superintendent of Police Pankaj Choudhary said, adding that he directed all the SHOs in the district to take prompt action against the illegal mining activities in their respective...
  • Light to moderate rainfall continues in parts of Rajasthan July 20, 2014

    Light to moderate rainfall on Sunday continued in parts of Rajasthan with Malsisar in Jhunjhunu district recording maximum of 12 cm rains. According to MeT office, Chabbara (Baran) and Tibbi (Hanumangarh) towns also recorded 8 and 7 cm rains respectively. Many places in Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer and Bikaner and few places...
  • Explosive materials found in scrap containers at Jaipur's Kanakpura railway station July 20, 2014

    Explosive materials used for military purposes have been found in few containers of scrap at Kanakpura station in Jaipur, police said. "The containers came from Angola in southern Africa through a Singapore-based company Sunagro International and were found during a check at the station from July 1 to July 15," Investigating...
  • BMVSS, makers of Jaipur Foot, soon to have centre in Mauritius July 20, 2014

    Bhagwan Mahavir Vikalang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), the makers of Jaipur Foot, will soon set up a centre in Mauritius. The centre will be set up in association with charitable organisation Global Rainbow Foundation (GRF). BMVSS founder and chief patron DR Mehta is in Mauritius for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...
  • BJP MLAs demand safe return of Rajasthan pilgrims from Amarnath July 19, 2014

    BJP MLAs demanded that the Rajasthan government ensure the safe return of pilgrims from the state who were stranded in Kashmir following clashes at Amarnath Yatra base camp near Baltal. BJP MLA Gyandeo Ahuja sought attention of the Speaker and said that nearly 100 people who had gone to the pilgrimage...