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  • 'Stern action would be taken against those involved in scuffle at PWD office' 1 hour 37 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • MISA prisoners to get pension of Rs 12,000 per month: Raje 6 days ago

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday announced that all MISA prisoners held in the jails during emergency would get a monthly pension of Rs 12,000 from January this year. Raje, while defending her budgetary provisions, said the previous Congress government had stopped the pension but the present BJP regime will...
  • 'Process of re-demarcation of panchayats to be completed by Feb 2015' 6 days ago

    The process of re-demarcation of panchayats in the Rajasthan would be completed before its next election by February 2015 based on the latest census of 2011, Rajasthan Assembly was told on Friday. Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister GC Kataria, on a query of BJP MLA Randheer Singh Bhinder during Zero...
  • Rains lash Rajasthan, Met department predicts heavy downpour in next 24 hours 5 days ago

    Heavy rains lashed few places in Rajasthan with Kachola town in Bhilwara district recording maximum 17 centimeter of rainfall in the last 24 hours. Light to moderate rains occurred at most of the places in all the division of the state. Ladnu in Churu received 11 cm rains whereas other places including...
  • BJP MLA named ambassador for 'Save the girl child' campaign 6 days ago

    BJP MLA Diya Kumari was on Friday named the brand ambassador for 'Save the girl child' campaign run by the state medical and health department under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). An MoU to this effect was signed by her along with Health Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore in the presence...
  • Rajasthan: Congress stages walkout over crimes against women 6 days ago

    The Opposition Congress on Friday staged a walkout from the House after the Speaker refused to allow its members to hold a discussion on the alleged rise in crimes against women in the state. The members alleged that the law and order situation in the state was deteriorating since the BJP...
  • Rajasthan launches India's first skill training project 1 week ago

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday launched the country's first and biggest skill development project aimed at creating employment opportunities for the young people of the state. The union government - which selected Rajasthan as the first state for this project - has proposed Rs.398 crore for it. The Rajasthan government...
  • Rajasthan government to ask UNO to extend its deadline for poppy husk use 1 week ago

    Rajasthan government on Thursday told legislative Assembly that it will appeal the UNO to extend its deadline for ending the use of poppy husk as narcotics in the state for five more years. During the Zero Hour, Medical and Health Minister R S Rathor said as per the UNO guidelines and restriction,...
  • Man kills girlfriend over suspected love affair with another man 1 week ago

    A woman was strangled to death allegedly by her boyfriend who suspected her to be involved in an illicit relationship with another man in the district, police said on Thursday. Prakash Rundala (25) allegedly murdered Ramanjot Kaur on July 10 at her flat in Jaipur, because a man had stayed with the...
  • No one died of hunger in Kotdara in 2014, says Nand Lal Meena 1 week ago

    The Rajasthan government claimed that there was no "hunger death" in Kotdara village of Udaipur district in 2010. Rajasthan Tribal Area Development Minister, Nand Lal Meena also told the House that a committee set up by former Congress government to solve the charter of demands of tribal people completed its...
  • Two boys gangrape 14-year-old girl in Jaipur 1 week ago

    A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by two youths in Jagatpura area here in JAipur, police said. The accused identified as Dev Gujjar and Ajay Meena befriended the girl and took her to a rented room in Jagatpura area in Jaipur on Tuesday where they raped her, investigating officer Prem Dan...
  • Rajasthan minister's son accused of harassing two women in Alwar 1 week ago

    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...
  • Aadhar Housing Finance forays into Rajasthan, opens branches in 7 cities 1 week ago

    Aadhar Housing Finance Limited, a segment-focused housing finance company, said it has entered Rajasthan with the simultaneous launch of branches at seven cities in the state. The branches were opened in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota, Alwar, Bikaner and Bhilwada. The company provides housing finance to lower income consumer segments -- both...
  • After RAS-Pre exam, now RPSC cancels commerce paper of school lecturer exam July 16, 2014

    Following reports of defective question paper, the Rajasthan Public Service Commission on Tuesday cancelled the commerce paper of school lecturer examination which was held on Monday. Nearly 5,000 candidates appeared for this paper. The commission found that the pages of question paper series C and D were interchanged, therefore series of questions...
  • Bill Clinton visits 'Akshaya Patra's' kitchen, serves food to students July 16, 2014

    Former US President Bill Clinton visited the kitchen run by an NGO which provides food to a large number of children at government schools as part of the mid-day meal scheme. Clinton and his delegation were warmly received by the members of the NGO 'Akshaya Patra' at their kitchen at Jagatpura...
  • Gehlot slams Raje for accusing his government of financial mismanagement July 15, 2014

    Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot has accused the Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of misleading people on the issues of financial management of his former government and about the projects of oil refinery and Jaipur Metro rail. Reacting to Raje's blame in her budget speech on Monday about the financial...
  • 35-year-old woman arrested for robbing 5 'husbands' July 15, 2014

    A 35-year-old woman was arrested along with her accomplices in neighbouring Baran district for allegedly duping five men into marrying her before fleeing away with their money and valuables, police said on Tuesday. Kusum alias Pooja was part of a gang of about five-six members who would flee with the money...