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  • Polling percentage breaks previous records, 15% high from 2009 10 hours 39 minutes ago

    Breaking record of voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls, Rajasthan on Thursday in the first phase of voting in 20 LS seats recorded 63.43 per cent polling - an increase of 15 per cent from 2009 parliamentary elections. The highest voter turnout recorded in Lok Sabha elections in the state...
  • Don't talk of money when mics are on: Ramdev to BJP candidate 12 hours 36 minutes ago

    In an embarrassment for Ramdev, he was caught on TV camera murmuring to BJP candidate Mahant Chandnath not to talk about money when mics are on after the latter told him that he was running short of money during electioneering in Alwar constituency. The conversation which took place moments before...
  • Jaswant Singh accuses Raje government of misusing machinery 21 hours 23 minutes ago

    Ousted BJP leader Jaswant Singh has accused the Vasundhara Raje government of misusing government machinery during the Lok Sabha elections and has registered a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard. Jaswant, who is contesting as an Independent after being denied a ticket by the BJP, forwarded a complaint...
  • Clay Craft offers 20 per cent discount to buyers who will vote Yesterday

    Fine bone-China and ceramic tableware manufacture Clay Craft has announced a discount of 20 per cent on its products for those customers who would cast their votes. "To encourage the voting among youths, the initiative was taken. The discount of 20 per cent on retail outlets in Jaipurwill be available...
  • Head surgeon arrested for accepting bribe of Rs 2500 Yesterday

    Professor and head of surgery unit of SMS Hospital and College was on Wednesday arrested by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2,500 from a patient's son, an official spokesperson said. Surgeon of Sawai Man Singh Hospital and College Rajveer Arya was arrested by...
  • High speed squall hits north-east Rajasthan, provides relief from heat 2 days ago

    A high speed squall accompanied by thunder showers hit north-east Rajasthan on Wednesday providing some relief from rising mercury. A mild intensity western disturbance and a locally generated cyclonic air circulation caused squall, thunder shower and light rains in north-east parts of the state in the wee hours today, a...
  • Elderly couple found murdered at their residence 2 days ago

    Bodies of an elderly couple bearing serious head injuries have been found in Talwandi area in Kota, police said on Wednesday. 60-year-old businessman Rajendra Agrawal and his wife Geeta, 55, were found dead in one of the rooms of their house. A case of theft and murder is being suspected,...
  • Three persons suffocate to death in a borewell 2 days ago

    Three persons were on Tuesday suffocated to death due to suspected poisonous gas emitted from a borewell where they roped down to repair a motor in Sheeshwara village in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, police said. Ramesh, Preetam, and Bhagwat, all in the age of 35 years, died due to gas...
  • Lightning strike kills couple, a cow and a calf in Sikar district 3 days ago

    Lightning claimed lives of a couple in Kochor village of Sikar district here, police said on Tuesday. The incident happened yesterday evening while the deceased identified as Kakuram (50) and his wife (45) were were working in the open area of their farm house, police said. The bodies were sent...
  • BJP has a policy to marginalise those who built it brick by brick, says Hooda 3 days ago

    Congress leader and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday took a jibe at the "internal politics" of BJP, saying the party has a policy to marginalise those who built it brick by brick over the years. "BJP has a policy to marginalise those who built it brick by...
  • Congress shivering at the prospect of me coming to power: Modi 4 days ago

    Sikar: There is no let-be over the heated exchanges between the BJP's prime ministerial pick Narendra Modi and the Congress in the election season. Claiming that Congress was 'shivering' at the prospect of his coming to power, Narendra Modi warned its leaders that they will have to pay for their...
  • Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore confident of bagging Jaipur Rural seat 4 days ago

    Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore who is contesting on a BJP ticket from Jaipur (Rural) is confident that he would be able to garner public support and emerge victorious. ...
  • 38,835 booths set up for first phase of LS polls in Rajasthan 4 days ago

    More than 38,000 polling booths have been set up in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan where the first phase of voting would take place on April 17. As many as 38,835 polling booths have been set up in 20 constituencies going to polls for the first phase of Lok...
  • LS polls: Modi shared dais with history-sheeter, says Congress 4 days ago

    A day after Narendra Modi's "motorcycle ride with a history-sheeter" remarks against Rahul Gandhi, Congress has slammed the BJP PM candidate and said instead he shared the dais in Barmer on Saturday with a party MLA who has several cases pending against him. Barmer district Congress vice president Yagyadutt Joshi...
  • 2 policemen deployed at Modi rally arrested for being drunk on duty 4 days ago

    Two policemen deployed at the Narendra Modi rally in Balotra were on Sunday arrested for dereliction of duty and creating unrest at the ground in a drunken state, police said. The accused -- sub-inspector Ramesh Meena and constable Srikishan -- were booked under section 151 of CrPC, they said. They...
  • Man gets life term for rape-cum-murder of a woman police constable 5 days ago

    A special court in Kotasentenced a youth to life imprisonment for rape and murder of a woman police constable in 2010. Special Court judge Ajay Singh convicted and awarded life sentence to Tulsiram, who worked as a cook at Chechat police station of the district, for raping and killing the...
  • Congress leader files complaint against TV channel for 'paid news' 5 days ago

    Congress candidate from Jhalawar-Baran Lok Sabha seat Pramod Bhaya filed a complaint with the Election Commission against a TV news channel for alleged bias towards his rival and BJP nominee Dushyant Singh, son of chief minister Vasundhara Raje. In a written complaint filed on Saturday night, Bhaya alleged that the...
  • Six injured in clash over property dispute 6 days ago

    Six persons, including a woman, were injured in a clash between two groups over an alleged property dispute in Rajasthan's Tonk district on Saturday, police said. "Hiralal Jat and his family members were working on their farm in Sunara village when Chand Mohammad and his men attacked them with sticks...
  • RAS officer assaults woman, tries to run her over his vehicle 6 days ago

    A senior RAS officer allegedly assaulted a woman and tried to run her over with his official vehicle, after she refused to withdraw a police complaint against his wife and son. Prem Sukh Vishnoi, posted as additional commissioner - colonisation, has been arrested, police said on Friday. The Rajasthan Administrative...
  • Barmer BJP candidate Sonaram's motorcade attacked, Jaswant Singh blamed 6 days ago

    The motorcade of Barmer BJP candidate Sonaram was attacked when he was campaigning in Shiv area in the district, with party members alleging that supporters of expelled leader Jaswant Singh were behind it. Sonaram said, the attack took place when he was visiting Shiv area, on Thursday, with his supporters...
  • BJP must disclose whose money it is using for campaign blitz: Anand Sharma 6 days ago

    Union minister Anand Sharma, on Friday, criticised BJP for supporting a new concept of individualism and dictatorship by projecting a single face in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, and alleged that about Rs 10,000 crore was being spent on Narendra Modi's campaign. Sharma alleged Modi has been spending Rs 10,000...
  • Two policemen die as two trucks collide, five injured 1 week ago

    Two policemen were killed and five others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Ajmer district. The police truck was on its way to Jaipur from Jalore to collect wireless sets for elections last night when it collided with another truck coming from opposite...
  • Sonaram's motorcade attacked during his campaign in Shiv area of Barmer 1 week ago

    The motorcade of Barmer BJP candidate Sonaram was attacked when he was campaigning in Shiv area in the district, with party members alleging that supporters of expelled leader Jaswant Singh were behind it. Sonaram said the attack took place when he was visiting Shiv area yesterday with his supporters for...
  • Two policemen, engineer held guilty in corruption case 1 week ago

    Three persons including two police officials were on Friday found guilty by a district court in a nine-year-old corruption case. The accused, then Bundi SP, Satyaprakash Singh, then sub-inspector, City Kotwali, Soduram, and executive engineer at the irrigation department Prakeshchandra Ambesh -- were yesterday found guilty in a corruption case...
  • BJP suspends Jaswant's son from party, sacks him from national executive 1 week ago

    BJP on Thursday suspended Manvendra Singh, son of expelled leader Jaswant Singh, from its primary membership and removed him from its National Executive following reports that he was campaigning against the party's official candidate in Barmer Lok Sabha constituency of Rajasthan. Manvendra, an MLA from Shiv under Barmer LS constituency,...
  • Rajasthan's Income Tax Department breaks seizure records in 2013-14 1 week ago

    In its searches operations, the Investigation wing of Rajasthan Income Tax Department found undisclosed income to the tune of Rs 603.61 crore as admitted by the assesses and total assets of Rs 44.27 crore were seized in 2013-14. The performance of the Investigation wing of the I-T Department, Rajasthan improved...
  • ACB arrests electricity inspector for accepting bribe of Rs 6,000 April 10, 2014

    An assistant electricity inspector of power vigilance office was on Thursday arrested in a raid by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 6,000 from a client for settling bills at Bhiwadi in Alwar district of Rajasthan. An ACB spokesman said that during searches in the houses...
  • Inter state carjacker gang busted, four arrested April 10, 2014

    With the arrest of four persons in Kota, an inter-state gang of carjackers has been busted, police said on Thursday. "Four 4-wheeler vehicles and a country-made pistol has been recovered from them on Wednesday",ASP Rajan Dushyant said, adding that the gang has been involved in over 20 such cases in...
  • Proud moment: Saudi agriculturists to take lessons from Jhunjhunu farmers April 9, 2014

    A delegation of agriculturists arrived in Jhunjhunu on Wednesdayfrom Saudi Arabia to study practise of organic farming adopted by local farmers inJhunjhunu. The nine-member delegation will study organic farming in villages of Jhunjhunu district for a few days. The visit is coordinated by Morarka foundation, an organisation which promotes organic...
  • Police should be sensitive on human right issues, says Rajasthan DGP April 9, 2014

    Policemen should be alert and sensitive towards human right issues while performing their duties, Director General of Rajasthan Police said on Wednesday. "Policemen should ensure safety and security of human lives and their goods, besides keeping an eye on the human rights very sensitively," DGP Omendra Bhardwaj said at the...