Rajasthan

  • Rajasthan: Three men gangrape two minor sisters, 1 arrested 11 hours 40 minutes 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...
  • BRC appeals to chief justice to form committee to end lawyers' strike August 14, 2014

    Bar Council of Rajasthan has appealed to the chief justice of Rajasthan High Court to constitute a Complaint Redressal Committee in order to resolve the on-going standoff between the bar and the bench. Council has also appealed to the lawyers' associations to call off their strike and resume work, keeping...
  • Shot in the arm for RCA as registrar comes in BCCI's way August 14, 2014

    At loggerheads with BCCI over its move to propose a five-member panel to look after cricket in the state, the Rajasthan Cricket Association on Wednesday got a shot in the arm when the Registrar of Co-operative Societies refused to recognise the Board`s ad-hoc committee. The BCCI is all set to form...
  • Rajasthan Cricket Association threatens legal action against BCCI August 13, 2014

    Rajasthan Cricket Association Vice-President Mehmood Abdi on Tuesday said that RCA may take legal recourse regarding the reported move by the BCCI to form an ad-hoc committee to run the affairs of the state body. "RCA would take full measures for enforcement of section 25 of Rajasthan Sports Act including seeking...
  • Rajasthan: Floods hit several areas, Met says rains will continue August 12, 2014

    Jaipur: Torrential rains continue to lash Jaipur. Met department has predicted that the rainfall will continue till the next 48-72 hours. Army, State Disaster Response Force and District QRT officials deployed in Jaipur continue to help in relief and rescue operations as floods have hit several villages. The district has witnessed...
  • Rajasthan: Case against 4 men for burning teenager for resisting sexual assault August 11, 2014

    Jaipur: A 17 year-old-girl was set on fire for allegedly resisting a sexual assault in Dholpur in Rajasthan. The girl has been hospitalised and is in a critical condition. A case has been registered against four neighbours after the girl's mother lodged an FIR. The investigation is underway even as no arrests...
  • Flood alert in Jaipur, nearby cities in Rajasthan; many villages remain cut off in Odisha August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Torrential rainfall has put Jaipur and neighbouring cities on flood alert. The Army has been deployed in Chaksu in Jaipur to help in relief and rescue operations as floods have hit several villages. Meanwhile in Odisha, hundreds of villages in Keonjhar district are still cut off after roads...
  • Ram Naik assumes additional charge of Rajasthan Governor August 8, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday assumed additional charge of Rajasthan Governor at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here. Acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Sunil Ambwani administered oath to Naik, an official release said. Before it, state Chief Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi read out the warrant of appointment. Naik was also given the guard...
  • Rajasthan: Truck stuck in flash floods, 12 rescued, 13 still stranded August 7, 2014

    Jaipur: At least 13 people were stranded when a truck got stuck in sudden flooding in the state of Rajasthan. Twelve others have been rescued while efforts were on to rescue the others. The truck was on its way to Tonk. While the water level was normal earlier, it rose suddenly...
  • Rajasthan: Raje plans to downsize Gehlot's free medicine scheme August 6, 2014

    Jaipur: The popular free medicine and diagnosis scheme in Rajasthan could soon be history for 3 crore people out of the state's population. The Vasundhara Raje government now plans to scale down the scheme by limiting it to people covered under the Food Security Act. The Raje government also plans to...
  • Teachers' exam scam: RPSC clerk's house raided, carbon copies of answer-sheets seized August 4, 2014

    Sleuths of Rajasthan Police's Special Operation Group on Sunday raided the house of a senior clerk of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) and seized carbon copies of several 'optical mark reader' (OMR) answer sheets of Senior Teacher Grade-II Competition Exam-2014. Prakash Parcha attached with the legal cell of RPSC has...
  • No plan to privatise Rajasthan roadways: PWD Minister August 2, 2014

    Rajasthan government sought to allay apprehension of Opposition on introduction of private bus operations on national highways, saying State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) will not be privatised nor there would be any retrenchment of employees in future. "Existing 21,500 employees should rest assured that their services will be well protected," PWD...
  • 176 child labourers rescued from Jaipur, united with their families in Patna July 31, 2014

    A total of 176 child labourers, rescued from various handicraft units in Jaipur, were brought to the state capital on Thursday by a team of Bihar government officials and members of civil society organisations. The child labourers, aged between seven and 16 years, were rescued last week by the Anti-Human Trafficking...
  • Heavy rains to lash several parts of India July 30, 2014

    Heavy rainfall predicted to occur in Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Konkan and Goa. Also places such as East Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya and Telangana are predicted to face heavy downpour. ...
  • 50 HIV-positive children win hearts with entertaining stage show July 28, 2014

    Some 50 HIV-positive children danced to a medley of Bollywood songs through the ages and staged an impressive play to a packed auditorium in Jaipur over the weekend, as their adopted home, non-profit Rays Aasha Ki Ek Kiran, celebrated its annual day. The 45-minute satirical play, entitled "Muhammad Bhai ki Jootiyan"...
  • Rajasthan: School teacher arrested for sexually assaulting 4 children July 26, 2014

    Bikaner: A government school teacher was arrested on Saturday for sexually assaulting and exploiting four school children in Gajner in Bikaner. Sanjay Sharma (40), posted with government secondary school in Gajner, was arrested after villagers complained that he sexually exploited some boys, who aged between 7 to 8 years. "The accused...
  • Crime rate declined in State, says Rajasthan government July 22, 2014

    Government on Tuesday informed Rajasthan Assembly that the state has recorded a considerable dip in the overall crime rate in the last one year. Rural Development Minister Gulabchand Kataria intervened in a debate during the Zero Hour and informed the Assembly that the state has registered a decline in the crime...
  • Jaipur Police announces reward for information on IAS officer absconding in rape case July 22, 2014

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Police has announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for information on IAS officer BB Mohanty, who is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman. The woman lodged an FIR in January claiming that Mohanty had raped her repeatedly after promising to clear her civil services exam. Mohanty has...
  • Rural development: Rs 155 cr grant for construction of ponds, tanks July 22, 2014

    Rajasthan government on Monday announced a grant of Rs 155.50 crore to farmers for construction of ponds and tanks for better water management. Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini made several other announcements in the Legislative Assembly including allocation of Rs 2.14 crore for the promotion of organic farming in the...
  • 'Process of re-demarcation of panchayats to be completed by Feb 2015' July 19, 2014

    The process of re-demarcation of panchayats in the Rajasthan would be completed before its next election by February 2015 based on the latest census of 2011, Rajasthan Assembly was told on Friday. Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister GC Kataria, on a query of BJP MLA Randheer Singh Bhinder during Zero...
  • No one died of hunger in Kotdara in 2014, says Nand Lal Meena July 17, 2014

    The Rajasthan government claimed that there was no "hunger death" in Kotdara village of Udaipur district in 2010. Rajasthan Tribal Area Development Minister, Nand Lal Meena also told the House that a committee set up by former Congress government to solve the charter of demands of tribal people completed its...
  • Rajasthan minister's son accused of harassing two women in Alwar July 17, 2014

    Jaipur: A state minister's son in Rajasthan has been accused of harassing two women in Alwar. Rajasthan MoS for food and civil supplies Hem Singh Bhadana's son Surendra Singh was booked along with three others. The women claim that on Tuesday night, the four men came to their neighbourhood and...
  • HC issues contempt notice to lawyers for boycott call July 15, 2014

    The Rajasthan High Court has issued contempt notice to some lawyers, including the president of Bar Association, in connection with the boycott call given by advocates of lower judiciary. Justice Bela M Trivedi took suo motu notice of the boycott call and issued notices. The lawyers had given the boycott call...
  • Monsoon advancing to northern states, Gujarat, Rajasthan July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Many parts of northern India including the national capital as well as central and north-western states received showers on Sunday, bringing cheer to the region where monsoon is likely to progress this week after scanty rains had sparked fears of drought. "Activity is shifting towards central India and some...
  • Rajasthan Budget LIVE: 3 engineering, 7 medical colleges to be set up July 14, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje who is also the Finance Minister will present the annual budget of the state for 2014-15 on Monday. It was decided earlier at the Business Advisory Committee meeting held in Jaipur on July 11 at assembly. BJP Legislature Party has also finalised this date earlier. Raje has...
  • Rajasthan paper leak: Police conduct raids, main accused refutes charges July 12, 2014

    Jaipur: The prime accused in the Rajasthan Administrative Services Pre-exam paper leak case, merit holder Amrutlal, has refuted police claims that he had leaked the papers in 2013. He has said that he had merely bought the papers from a third party. Amrutlal was arrested along with six others for...
  • Rajasthan Administrative Service Commission Pre-exam leaked, 7 arrested July 12, 2014

    Jaipur: A year after the Rajasthan Administrative Service Commission Pre-exam papers were leaked, the Rajasthan Police has arrested four merit holder students and three government officials. In 2013, the leak of papers of the Rajasthan Administrative Service preliminary examination shocked the Rajasthan Police. The Special Operations Group has now finally...
  • Margaret Alva to be sworn in as Goa Governor on Saturday July 11, 2014

    Panaji: Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva would be sworn-in as Governor of Goa on Saturday after predecessor BV Wanchoo resigned last week. Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Mohit Shantilal Shah will administer the oath of office to the Governor at Durbar hall of the Raj Bhavan at 6 pm tomorrow,...
  • Rajasthan Assembly pays tribute to Gopinath Munde July 11, 2014

    Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on Friday paid tributes to 12 legislators including former Deputy CM of Maharashtra and Union minister Gopinath Munde, former Speaker of the assembly Samarth Lal Meena and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr N Janardhana Reddy. Speaker Kailash Meghwal made the obituary references on the first day...
  • RPSC cancels RAS-Pre exam held in October, to be re-conducted soon July 11, 2014

    Rajasthan Public Service Commission on Thursday cancelled RAS-Pre examination held in October last year after Special Operation Group burst a gang which had leaked the paper. The decision was taken in a full commission meeting, RPSC Secretary Naresh Kumar Thakral said. The exam will now be re-conducted in two months and the...