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  • Rajasthan: Woman beaten up, paraded half-naked by her husband in Sikar 1 week ago

    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 -1423158574 minutes ago

    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 September 16, 1410

    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...
  • Swadeshi Sangam convention on October 11-12 in Jaipur October 5, 2014

    Jaipur: A two day convention 'Swadeshi Sangam' (SS) focusing on promotion and sale of indigenous products and issues related to foreign direct investment (FDI) will begin in Jaipur on October 11. The Sangam will deliberate on issues related to Genetically Modified (GM)crops, decline of small-scale industries, environment and river linking, patent...
  • 'Raavan' effigy with officials' name on it burnt in Jodhpur October 4, 2014

    Jodhpur: Protesting against non-payment of dues by Jodhpur Development Authority (JDA), an association of contractors burnt an effigy of 'Raavan' with names of the agency's officials on it on the occasion of Dusshera on Friday. Celebrating Dusshera, which marks the defeat of the demon king Raavan, members of Contractor Sangharsh Samiti...
  • Rajasthan: Police find minister's puppy first, get criticised for delay in gangrape probe September 22, 2014

    Jaipur: A Rajasthan minister's missing pet dog has been traced, much to the relief of local police which was in the line of fire for launching a hunt for the pup at a time when it is yet to crack the shocking gangrape case in the city. A missing complaint was...
  • Camel made Rajasthan's state animal to check its decreasing number September 20, 2014

    Jaipur: Rajasthan government issued a notification making camel as the State animal, a step aimed at checking the decreasing number of the 'ship of the desert'. With this, Rajasthan will now have two animals Camel and Chinkara enjoying the status of the state animal. "A notification in this regard has been issued,"...
  • BJP's defeat in Rajasthan not surprising: Ashok Gehlot September 16, 2014

    As Congress bagged three out of the four seats that went to bypolls, former CM Ashok Gehlot took a dig at BJP saying, "Results are not surprising, there is anger among people against govt for not delivering." BJP won just one seat. ...
  • People have moved beyond love jihad: Sachin Pilot on Congress's victory in Rajasthan bypolls September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress was in a celebration mode in Rajasthan as the party won three out of four seats in the state in the recently held bypolls. Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot thanked people and said that it was the result of the party's hard work in the past...
  • Congress wrests three Assembly seats from BJP in Rajasthan September 16, 2014

    Jaipur: In a jolt to the Vasundhara Raje government, the opposition Congress on Tuesday wrested three Assembly seats of Weir, Nasirabad and Surajgarh from the ruling BJP which could retain only the Kota seat. Out of four Assembly seats which went to polls on September 13, BJP managed to win only...
  • Over 66 pc polling in Rajasthan bypolls September 13, 2014

    Jaipur: A total of 66.30 per cent electorate on Saturday cast their votes in bypolls to four Assembly seats in Rajasthan. "The voter turn out is 66.30. There were total 8,95,101 lakh eligible voters including 4.24 lakh women in the four constituencies," an Election Commission official said. Twentythree candidates, including four...
  • Rajasthan lawyers' strike: All Additional Advocate Generals resign September 12, 2014

    Jaipur: All the 15 Additional Advocate Generals in Rajasthan have resigned from their posts after the High Court questioned the government on its lawyers' absence from the court. Lawyers of the High Court and lower courts in the state have been on strike for more than two months over various...
  • Rajasthan: Three people dead after a mud wall collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Ganganagar September 6, 2014

    Jaipur: As rains unleash merciless fury in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan has also been witnessing heavy rainfall. Waterlogging has been reported in many areas of Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ganganagar and Bhilwara. Three people have died after a mud wall collapsed in Ganganagar, the area having received 185 mm rainfall in a...