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  • Fire breaks out at Jaipur City Palace 3 days ago

    Jaipur: A major fire broke out at the Mubarak Mahal of Jaipur City Palaca on Sunday morning, destroying valuable property. As many as 12 fire tenders were pushed into service to douse off the falsmes that started in the administrative block. No loss of life has been reported in the incident....
  • Rajasthan: Three men gangrape two minor sisters, 1 arrested 6 days ago

    Barmer: Two sisters, both minors, were allegedly brutally gangraped in the Barmer district of Rajasthan on August 15. They were raped again on their way back from the police station the next day. They claim that the police did not act until they sought the Superintendent of Police's intervention on August...
  • Uproar in Jaipur as underground metro puts heritage sites at risk 6 days ago

    Jaipur: Protests are on in the Pink city against the plan to bring Jaipur Metro right into the 300 year old walled premises of the old city. Residents and experts alike, feel that the underground metro would be destructive to old monuments like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Isar Lat. "The...
  • Suspected criminal shot at by a man over personal enmity 1 week ago

    A suspected criminal was allegedly shot at by a man over an old personal enmity in Dausa district in Jaipur, police said on Wednesday. 28-year-old Sagar Meena was caught by one Santosh Meena and five others over some old personal enmity in the Amberkar Nagar area in Jaipur on Tuesday night....
  • Oswal community of Jodhpur opts for environment-friendly cremations 1 week ago

    In another sign of changing times, the influential Oswal community has decided against using wood for cremating its dead to curb the felling of trees and to protect the environment. A gas-based crematorium will instead be used. "A gas-based crematorium has been installed in a newly-built hall in the community's Shivanchi...
  • Rajasthan records normal rainfall this monsoon season 1 week ago

    Rajasthan has received normal rainfall this monsoon season with only 11 districts out of 33 receiving deficit rain, the water resources department said. 18 out of total 33 district registered normal rainfall and four received excess rain so far during the season. However, no district falls under scanty or abnormal rainfall...
  • 'Waste Free Jodhpur' project faces criticism as volunteers allege non-payment of dues 1 week ago

    Days after its launch by actor Aamir Khan, the city's ambitious "Freedom from Waste" project has landed into a controversy with volunteers roped in by the Jodhpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) alleging exploitation and non-payment of dues. A joint initiative by administration and JMC, the drive had set 18-month target to free...
  • Rumour of clash creates panic during a VHP procession August 19, 2014

    Rumour of a clash led to minor tension during a procession taken out by Vishwa Hindu Parishad here, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place last night when some miscreants wrongly told the members of the procession that a clash has broken out at a nearby chowk which created panic...
  • Jaswant Singh still in coma 12 days after head injury August 19, 2014

    Former Union minister and ex-BJP leader Jaswant Singh is in coma for the 12th day on Tuesday, doctors said. A statement from the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) said Jaswant Singh was still in coma and on ventilator support. "Heart rhythm and BP are normal without medication," it reads. The statement added that...
  • Light to moderate rains in isolated places of Rajasthan August 19, 2014

    Light to moderate rains were witnessed in isolated parts of Rajasthan with Kanwas in Kota district receiving a maximum 10 cm of rainfall, even as Southwest monsoon weakened further in the state, Met department said on Monday. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at isolated places in eastern, northern and southern parts...
  • Body of 19-year-old boy found, 3 arrested August 18, 2014

    A body of a 19-year-old boy was found in a gutter at Kanota town, following which three persons have been arrested in this connection, police said. The incident took place on Saturday when Mukesh and Hemant, along with one of their female friends, went for an outing to Shikarion-ki-Dhani area near...
  • Cairn says Rajasthan block holds 1-3 Trillion cubic feet of gas reserves August 18, 2014

    After oil, Cairn India's prolific Rajasthan block holds significant natural gas reserves, estimated at 1-3 Trillion cubic feet (Tcf), over half of which can be produced. Cairn has so far made 36 discoveries in the Rajasthan block, including the biggest onland oil field of Mangala. It made a significant gas discovery...
  • A dargah that holds Janmashtami Mela with great fervour August 18, 2014

    Not many people know about it, but Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna, is celebrated in a big way in a sacred place for the Muslim community in Rajasthan. A three-day festival is organised at the Dargah of Narhar - also known as Dargah of Sharif Hazrat Hajib Shakarbar...
  • 18-year-old girl raped for 3 years on pretext of marriage August 18, 2014

    An 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Jaipur by a youth for three years on pretext of marriage, police said. The victim alleged in her complaint that she was raped on pretext of marriage by the accused identified as Ashraf for three years. He refused to marry her after the girl...
  • Making false promise of marriage, man rapes a girl for 3 years August 18, 2014

    An 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped here by a youth for three years on the pretext of marriage, police said on Monday. The victim alleged in her complaint that she was raped on pretext of marriage by the accused identified as Ashraf for three years. He refused to marry her after...
  • State gets country's first skill development centre August 18, 2014

    With an aim to provide job-oriented training programmes to the state's unemployed youth, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the country's first skill development centre in Udaipur. Speaking after inaugurating the centre, which has been set up under the 'Livelihood Skill Project', Raje urged the people of the state to fight...
  • No factionalism in Congress, says Sachin Pilot August 17, 2014

    The Congress, which suffered one of its worst defeats in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, is now trying to regroup itself to fight the local bodies polls, with newly-appointed Rajasthan state party chief Sachin Pilot downplaying reports of factionalism. "There is no factionalism. There can be differences of opinion,...
  • Assembly Bypolls: Over 8.95 lakh voters to cast their ballots for 4 Rajasthan seats August 17, 2014

    Over 8.95 lakh voters would cast their franchise for the four Assembly seats slated to go for by-polls on September 13 in the state, an official said on Sunday. Of these, there would be 4.70 lakh men and 4.24 lakh women voters, Dr Govind Sharma, Chief Election Officer said in Jaipur. Constituency...
  • Boy electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire August 17, 2014

    A youth travelling on the roof of a private bus got electrocuted on Sunday when he came in contact with a live wire at Pokharan road in Jaisalmer, police said. The deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Chotu Singh, they said. The bus was on its way to Pokhran from Ramdevera, when...
  • Kirori Singh Bainsla to press for 5 per cent quota for SBC August 17, 2014

    Jaipur: Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla has called for a mahapanchayat in Bayana on Sunday to press for 5 per cent quota for special backward classes. The mahapanchayat is aimed at getting a positive response from the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan. The 5 per cent SBC quota has already been...
  • Vasundhara inaugurates India's first skill development centre in Udaipur August 17, 2014

    India's first skill development centre was inaugurated in Udaipur on Saturday by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Addressing a function after inaugurating the centre, which has been set up under the Livelihood Skill Project, Raje said, "My government will work to provide employment opportunities to all." She called upon people of the...
  • Barring a few places, dry weather engulfs most parts of Rajasthan August 17, 2014

    Weather remained mainly dry in Rajasthan on Saturday, barring a few places. According to the Met department in Jaipur, Mount Abu (Sirohi), Sabla (Dungarpur) and Pratapgarh district each recorded 1 cm of overnight rains till this morning, while Jodhpur received traces of rainfall on Saturday evening. Rains would occur at isolated areas...
  • Bypolls in four Assembly constituencies to be held on September 13 August 16, 2014

    Election Commission on Saturday announced by-elections to four Assembly seats in Rajasthan which fell vacant after the sitting MLAs were elected to Lok Sabha. According to a programme issued by the Commission, bypolls will be held for Nasirabad, Vair, Kota (South) and Surajgarh Assembly constituencies in the state on September 13. Filing...
  • Two men rape 16-yr-old, film the act to blackmail her August 16, 2014

    A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped here by two men who also made a video of the act and used it to blackmail the victim for assaulting her repeatedly, police said on Friday. An FIR was lodged in this regard with Bhankhrota police station following a court's directive on a complaint of...
  • Aamir Khan launches waste free Jodhpur campaign August 15, 2014

    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Friday launched ambitious waste collection project in the Jodhpur and said that waste management was the first thing that comes to the mind when we think of various urban problems. The actor, who launched 'Waste Free Jodhpur' project from the Umaid Singh Stadium here, said waste accumulation...
  • Weather mainly dry in Rajasthan, with isolated areas receiving light rains: MeT report August 15, 2014

    Weather was mainly dry in Rajasthan, with only isolated areas receiving light rains, a MeT report said on Friday. Isolated areas in Udaipur division received light to moderate rains. Kotada and Sajjangarh in the division recorded 1 cm rains each till Friday morning, according to the report. Chittorgarh and Ajmer also received traces...
  • Vasundhara Raje announces scheme for women in the state August 15, 2014

    Promising a new transformation in the lives of women, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday announced launch of a scheme under which bank accounts in the name of women of 1.5 crore families will be opened and aid and benefits directly transferred to their accounts. Addressing the state level Independence...
  • Congress to launch membership campaign from August 20 August 14, 2014

    To revive enthusiasm of party workers and leaders, Rajasthan Congress will start a membership campaign on August 20, the birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The campaign will be launched on August 20 at the district-level first, then it will go to village and tehsil levels later in the...
  • 57 killed as heavy rains lash Rajasthan August 14, 2014

    A total of 57 people were killed in rain related incidents in current spell of Monsoon since June in Rajasthan, relief department officials said. Of these casualties, 38 people died due to either drowning or wash away in stream of rainy water, 13 others died in house collapse incidents, and six...
  • Neighbour rapes 20-year-old girl on pretext of marriage, booked August 14, 2014

    A 20-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Jaipur on pretext of marriage, police said. The girl has alleged in her complaint that the accused identified as Damodar Sen, befriended her six months back. He raped the victim on pretext of marriage and later refused to marry her, they said. A...