RAJASTHAN

  • West Rajasthan areas put on alert as Cyclone Nilofar nears Gujarat coast 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    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 23 hours 49 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje announces generous bonus for Roadways employees 1 week ago

    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,"...
  • Rajasthan under-19 player slams record 18 sixes in double ton October 21, 2014

    Greater Noida: A Rajasthan under-19 player named Aditya Garwal hit 18 sixes and 22 fours en route to a record brilliant unbeaten 263 off 151 balls against Railways in a Vinoo Mankad Trophy central zone one-day match here on Tuesday. Rajasthan scored 413 for 3 in 50 overs in the match...
  • HC asks sports secretary to manage RCA affairs for three weeks October 18, 2014

    Rajasthan High Court on Friday appointed state sports secretary JC Mahanti to manage the day-to-day affairs of Rajasthan Cricket Association for three weeks after Lalit Modi faction filed a case challenging their rival group's "forcible" taking over of RCA offices. Justice MN Bhandari passed the order after hearing a petition filed...
  • People with vested interests using blackmailing tactics: Lalit Modi October 11, 2014

    London: Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has described the latest developments at the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) as a "blackmailing tactic". An anti-faction in RCA led by Amin Pathan on Saturday allegedly removed former IPL commissioner Modi from president's post in a bid to end its stand-off with Board of Control...
  • Rajasthan Cricket Association removes Lalit Modi as chief October 11, 2014

    Controversial former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi was unceremoniously ousted from the president's post of the RCA with a rebel group led by local BJP leader Amin Pathan taking over the reins. ...
  • Lalit Modi ousted as Rajasthan Cricket Association President October 11, 2014

    Jaipur: Controversial former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi was on Saturday unceremoniously ousted from the president's post of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) with a rebel group led by local BJP leader Amin Pathan taking over the reins. On a day of hectic developments, Pathan was elected as the Acting President by...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visits 'cyber village' in Rajasthan October 11, 2014

    Jaipur: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg 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 Internet...
  • 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 takes a dig at PM Modi, says one man cannot win polls October 9, 2014

    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...
  • 150-year-old camel sacrifice tradition ends on Eid-Ul-Zuha in Rajasthan October 6, 2014

    Respecting the Rajasthan government's decision to adopt Camel as the state animal, Anjuman Society of Khandan-e-Amiriya (ASKeA) in Tonk district has decided to stop its 150-year-old tradition of sacrificing camel on the day of Eid-Ul-Zuha slated for Monday. "There would be no more camel sacrifice on Eid-Ul-Zuha falling tomorrow, and the...
  • 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...
  • BCCIRCA impasse continues as meeting deferred September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The BCCI's disciplinary committee meeting with the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) officials failed to break the deadlock after the objections raised by a top official of the suspended association regarding composition of the disciplinary committee. "It has been deferred because they have raised certain objections. We will go through them...
  • 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 polarisation strategy fails in UP, SP makes a comeback, Congress recovers in bypolls September 16, 2014

    Just months after its biggest ever victory in the Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday faced a big jolt when the results of bypolls in 32 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats was announced. The BJP's polarisation formula seems to have worked in favour of its...
  • Bypoll results: Wake up call for the BJP? September 16, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party which ruled the roost in Lok Sabha elections got a kind of wake up call with the bypoll results as the party has suffered major setbacks in key states like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. ...
  • Bypoll drubbing is a message to Modi and Shah from hinterland India September 16, 2014

    The drubbing of the BJP in UP is a 'watershed' event. One might ask why employ such an adjective for byelections which merely change how many are sitting on which side of the aisle in the state legislature. Well, here's why: 1) Even though people have voted in a single party...
  • Bypoll results: BJP suffers reverses in Rajasthan, UP September 16, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party suffered a jolt in Rajasthan winning just one of the four seats and was losing ground in Uttar Pradesh where Samajwadi Party(SP) was ahead during counting of votes in the bypolls on Tuesday exactly four months after it swept the two states in Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • 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...
  • Mumbai: Former police officer refused bail in Sohrabuddin case September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The special CBI court, which is hearing the cases related to police encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, on Monday rejected the bail application of a former officer of Rajasthan police. Judge BH Loya refused bail to Rehman Khan who was a police...
  • Bypolls: Voting held for 33 Assembly, 3 Lok Sabha seats, counting on September 16 September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Moderate to high turnout today marked the byelections held in 3 Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across ten states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of Narendra Modi government's popularity since it assumed power in May. The polling in the three LS constituenciesVadodara...
  • 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...
  • Voting underway for bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats across 10 states September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly seats are going to bypolls on Saturday with the results crucial for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance and the opposition parties who are yet to recover from the massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignations...
  • 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...