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  • One girl killed in fresh tremors in Rajasthan Yesterday

    Jaipur: A minor girl was killed and seven children were injured when a hut collapsed on them at Roniza village in Bharatpur district as fresh tremors which hit parts of Rajasthan on Sunday. The tremors were felt in Jaipur and adjoining towns scaring people to come out of their houses, a...
  • Amit Shah meets Gajendra Singh's family 2 days ago

    Jaipur: BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday met the family of Gajendra Singh, the farmer who allegedly committed suicide at an Aam Aadmi Party rally in Delhi, at Nangal Jhamarwada village of Dausa district. The BJP leader consoled the grieving family members of Singh, who killed himself on Wednesday. After addressing a...
  • One woman dead, 23 injured in stampede over water in Rajasthan 2 days ago

    Barmer: One woman has died while 23 others have been injured during stampede in Sani village on Indo-Pakistan border in Rajasthan. The stampede was triggered after people gathered to get water from a tanker. The village has not received any water from the past two weeks. Fourteen children are also among those...
  • AAP's Sanjay Singh visits family of Gajendra Singh in Dausa, demands martyr status for him 3 days ago

    Dausa: After facing flak from all directions over the suicide of a farmer at its rally, the Aam Aadmi Party is in damage control mode. AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Friday visited Gajendra Singh's grieving family in Dausa, Rajasthan. The family has demanded a martyr status for Gajendra and also...
  • Delhi Police officials meet Gajendra Singh's family in Dausa for his writing samples 3 days ago

    Dausa: A team of Delhi Police Crime Branch investigating the alleged suicide by Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh in the national capital visited his family in Dausa to take his writing samples. The writing samples will be sent to forensic laboratory to check if the note found on Gajendra's body after...
  • Dausa farmers face sheer apathy on the part of government and worse corruption 3 days ago

    Many farmers are victims of not just bad weather, what follows is sheer apathy on the part of government and worse- corruption. Crops of villagers of Dausa have been destroyed due to hail storms and unseasonal rainfall. ...
  • Politics continue over Gajendra Singh's suicide in AAP's anti-Land Bill rally 4 days ago

    Even as the allegations are flying thick and fast between political parties, Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh's family is crying foul. His last rites were performed before politicians made beeline to visit the family. Singh's family claim that he was in touch with Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who asked...
  • Subramanian Swamy meets Asaram, to fight his case 4 days ago

    Jodhpur: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday held a meeting with Asaram Bapu in Jodhpur Central Jail and assured the self-styled godman that he would fight his case in the court. "Bail is a fundamental right of Asaram and he would soon file a bail application in the lower court,"...
  • Gajendra Singh suicide case: 10 major developments of the day 4 days ago

    Gajendra Singh's suicide has led to an ugly war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party. While Delhi Police has registered an FIR and started investigation, politicians are busy scoring brownie point over the death of Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan's Dausa district. While AAP claims...
  • Gajendra Singh suicide: Politics over death of a farmer and the mad rush to score brownie points 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Death for a cause always ignites unprecedented agitation all over the world. The same is happening after the 'suicide' of a farmer at an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally in New Delhi on Wednesday. Gajendra Singh, a farmer reportedly in distress, hanged himself in front of AAP leader...
  • Rajasthan government ropes in community leaders to prevent child marriages on Akshaya Tritiya 6 days ago

    Jaipur: Even as preparations are on for thousands of children to be married off on Akshaya Tritiya, the Rajasthan government has roped in pundits and community leaders in a crackdownon the medieval practice. The government is focussing on 14 districts in the state which are infamous for child marriage. Suresh...
  • Vasundhara Raje to participate in a Road Show in Kolkata to woo investors 1 week ago

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will be participating in two-day roadshow to woo investors in Kolkata on April 21-22. This is for the state's upcoming "Resurgent Rajasthan Summit 2015" to be held from November 19-20 in Jaipur. Raje will lead a delegation along with cabinet ministers Minister for Higher Education Kali...
  • Rajasthan: Lawyers should get trained in sea, space, cyber, IPR laws 1 week ago

    Jaipur: Asking the legal fraternity to be ready to adopt new challenges, Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Sunil Ambwani on Sunday pitched for lawyers to get trained in legislations related to sea, space, cyber, environment and intellectual property rights. The state's chief justice was delivering a presidential address on the...
  • Do not support any cause because client is powerful: Supreme Court judge to lawyers April 18, 2015

    Jaipur: Supreme court judge Jagdish Singh Khehar on Saturday suggested the lawyers to not support any cause just because the client is powerful as the approach damages the image of the judiciary. Speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day national law conference on "Dispensation of Justice- challenges posed by new...
  • Rajasthan: Given raw deal on land, say farmers April 18, 2015

    While Narendra Modi government is struggling to build consensus on its Land Acquisition Bill, farmers protesting in Rajasthan's Kishangarh called it an anti farmer legislation. ...
  • Udaipur: Elderly woman murdered, legs chopped off for silver anklets April 16, 2015

    Udaiur: An elderly woman was murdered by unidentified criminals who chopped off her legs for her silver anklets on Tuesday night. The incident occurred when the woman, Nani Bai (80), was sleeping in her house in Bhainsdakla village in Dabok area alone. Her family members were working in farm and they found...
  • Bigg Boss contestant alleges rape in Udaipur hotel April 15, 2015

    Udaipur: In a startling revelation, one of the participants of TV reality show Bigg Boss has alleged that she has been sexually assaulted in a hotel in Udaipur. The participant, an actress, has alleged that she was raped in a five star hotel where she checked-in on April 11, 2015. She...
  • Rajasthan: Kishangarh farmers allege betrayal by government, protest against land acquisition April 15, 2015

    While Modi government struggles to build consensus on its Land Acquisition Bill, protesting farmers in Rajasthan's Kishangarh are anything but convinced with what they believe is an anti farmer legislation. There are voices of protest by disgruntled farmers against land acquisition. The international airport project that took off in Kishangarh...
  • Paper leak: Governor seeks report from Rajasthan University April 9, 2015

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh on Thursday sought a factual report from the administration of the Rajasthan University on the paper leak incident. Expressing concern on the B.Com part-1 paper leak three days back, Singh directed the university administration to probe the matter properly and make sure that no such incident...
  • Rajasthan farmers forced to sell crops at lowered rates after FCI rejects their produce April 8, 2015

    Kota: In Rajasthan's Hadauti region, trouble is mounting for farmers dealing with crop losses due to unseasonal rains. With the Food Corporation of India rejecting their produce, farmers in Kota are being forced to sell their wheat for lowered rates in local markets. Many like Ramswaroop whose crops were destroyed...
  • Food Corporation of India refuses to procure rain-damaged wheat, farmers in distress April 7, 2015

    Jaipur: In a double whammy for farmers, Food Corporation of India (FCI) has refused to procure wheat damaged by rain. FCI officials say they will not procure damaged wheat at minimum support price (MSP) as the crop's quality is very poor. The corporation has already rejected wheat crop from Kota...
  • Policemen thrash, kick mentally challenged man after tying his hands and legs in Udaipur April 4, 2015

    Udaipur: A mentally challenged man was brutally assaulted allegedly by at least three policemen inside a police station for disrupting traffic and pelting stones on commuters in the city. The incident came to light on Friday after a video clip of the assault was circulated, purportedly showing two to three policemen...
  • Centre extends food law deadline by six months: Ram Vilas Paswan April 3, 2015

    Jaipur: The Centre has given six months' more time to the states for rolling out the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday. The deadline, which has already been extended twice for implementing the food law, was ending on...
  • No reason for Opposition to oppose land act: Ramvilas Paswan April 3, 2015

    Jaipur: Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Friday took a jibe at political parties including Congress, saying there was no reason for them to oppose the Land Acquisition Act. "There is no reason for Congress to protest or condemn amendments in the land act which was brought through ordinance by Modi...
  • RTI activist asks Rajasthan government to clear land encroached by mafia April 2, 2015

    Jaipur: An RTI activist on Thursday asked Rajasthan government to clear the land encroached in Dausa district by "mafia working as property dealers", who he alleged are hand in glove with the police. "Land mafia working as property dealers encroached 3 beegha land of Nagarpalika Bandikui (Dausa district) some ten years...
  • Rajasthan's Palace On Wheels registers highest occupancy April 2, 2015

    Jaipur: Palace On Wheels, Rajasthan's famous luxury heritage train, has registered the highest occupancy of 111 tourists for the first time this season, an official of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation said on Thursday. There are 111 tourists on board the Palace Of Wheels (POW) which will complete its season trips later...
  • Nigerian man arrested in Jaipur for having 'fake' Indian visa March 26, 2015

    Jaipur: A Nigerian man who came to study nursing at a dental college here was arrested on the charge of having a "fake Indian visa", police said. Sameul Olaolu Onaolapo, 35, who had applied for renewal of Indian visa through the state CID-Crime Branch was arrested, they said. A case...
  • Government verifying farmers' death in recent rain havoc: Rajasthan Minister March 25, 2015

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Wednesday said it was verifying the deaths of farmers in rain and hailstorm related mishaps early this month in various parts of the state. On Congress MLA Ramesh Meena's special mention motion that farmers were badly waiting for relief, the Rajasthan Calamity and Relief Minister GC...
  • SEBI permits Jaipur Stock Exchange to exit bourse business March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Sebi on Monday allowed Jaipur Stock Exchange Limited (JSEL) to exit as a bourse from the nation's capital markets. According to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), JSEL has substantially complied with the conditions for its exit as per the regulator's framework and therefore "is a fit case...
  • BJP doesn't differentiate terrorism on basis of religion: Shaina NC March 22, 2015

    Jaipur: Hailing the Rajasthan government for successfully organising a conference on counter terrorism, BJP spokesperson Shaina NC on Sunday said her party does not differentiate terrorism on the basis of religion and asserted that the Modi government would never compromise with any terrorist. "Terrorist has no religion," Shaina NC, who made...