Rajasthan

  • Rajasthan paper leak: Police conduct raids, main accused refutes charges 12-07-2014 10:41 AM

    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 12-07-2014 09:32 AM

    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 11-07-2014 06:15 PM

    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 11-07-2014 03:04 PM

    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...
  • RPSC cancels RAS-Pre exam held in October, to be re-conducted soon 10-07-2014 11:20 PM

    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...
  • Rajasthan: Police lathicharge Congress workers protesting against price rise 09-07-2014 02:15 PM

    Jaipur: The police on Wednesday used force on protesters during a protest over price rise led by Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot. Congress workers led by Pilot were trying to force their way inside the collectorate to give a memorandum to the collector. The police resorted to using force to...
  • Black buck killing case: SC issues notice to Salman Khan, asks him to reply within 4 weeks 09-07-2014 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to actor Salman Khan in connection with the black buck killing case. The notice came on Rajasthan government's plea challenging the High Court order suspending Khan's conviction in the case. Khan, who was sentenced to five years in jail by a...
  • Heatwave aggravates in Rajasthan as monsoon remains inactive 08-07-2014 12:15 AM

    As the Southwest Monsoon remained inactive over Rajasthan, heatwave conditions aggravated in the state with the mercury crossing the 40 degrees Celsius mark at several places on Monday. Chittorgarh sizzled at 43 degrees Celsius, which was the state's highest, a MeT official said. Mercury has risen by one to three...
  • NGOs form 'agitation committee' against JDA, Raje government 07-07-2014 08:15 AM

    As many as 13 NGOs came together and announced the formation of an "agitation committee" to protest the Jaipur Development Authority's (JDA) decision to seal the Rajasthan Samagra Seva Sangh premises. The committee would fight to get the land belonging to Rajasthan Samagra Seva Sangh (RSSS) back, social and political...
  • Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal transferred as Governor of Mizoram 06-07-2014 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led NDA government is set to shuffle around UPA appointed governors. Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal has been transferred as Governor of Mizoram on Sunday. Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva will discharge the functions of Gujarat Governor in addition to her own duties. Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman has...
  • SC refuses bail plea of Asaram in rape case in Gujarat 03-07-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's bail plea in a rape case lodged against him in Surat in Gujarat but agreed to hear his petition for bail in another rape case filed in Jodhpur in Rajasthan. A bench headed by Justice TS...
  • Monsoon reaches Delhi and parts of UP, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan 03-07-2014 01:55 PM

    New Delhi: The much awaited monsoon reached Delhi-NCR on Thursday bringing down temperatures in the national capital. The rains brought some respite from a torrid summer. The Met department has said that the south west monsoon has further advanced into the whole of Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana,...
  • Rajasthan Assembly all set for budget session to start from July 11 30-06-2014 05:51 PM

    All preparations were complete for the budget session of the Rajasthan Assembly scheduled to start from July 11. Assembly Secretary Taufiq Hussain Hashmi chaired a high level meeting of senior officers of all departments, and chairman of boards and corporations, and reviewed the preparations afoot for the second session of...
  • HC gives last chance to state govt to regularise services of all contractual health department employees 28-06-2014 10:59 PM

    The Rajasthan High Court on Saturday gave a last chance to the state government till July eight to regularise services of all contractual employees of the health department who have completed 10 years of service. Issuing a notice to the government in this regard, Justice GK Vyas asked why the...
  • Squall continues to delay South West monsoon in Rajasthan 27-06-2014 11:28 PM

    Squall accompanied by thundershowers on Friday continued to affect advent of southwest monsoon in Rajasthan even as light to moderate rains lash parts of the state. According to MeT office, light to moderate rains occurred at isolated places in Jaipur, Alwar, and Bharatpur districts during the last 24 hours with...
  • HC quashes Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test 2014, orders re-examination 27-06-2014 07:50 AM

    Rajasthan High Court quashed the Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test (RPMT) 2014 which was held last month and directed the state government to conduct the examination again. The order was given by a vacation judge bench of Justice M Rafiq. A group of students, who appeared for the examination, had approached the...
  • World drug day: Saving our children from tobacco 26-06-2014 07:53 AM

    Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in a recent letter on the June 19 urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to raise tax on retail price of cigarettes from 45 per cent to over 60 per cent in the upcoming budget. This would add Rs 3,800 crore to the government's revenue...
  • Rape accused IAS officer declared absconder 25-06-2014 06:25 PM

    A local court has declared suspended IAS official BB Mohanty, who is facing rape charges, an absconder and also issued standing arrest warrant against him. The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate issued the standing arrest warrant against Mohanty on Tuesday under Section 83 of CrPC after he failed to...
  • No proposal to buy SUVs for CM, ministers, says Rajasthan government 25-06-2014 04:56 PM

    Rubbishing local media reports that the Rajasthan government was considering to buy Sports Utility Vehicles for its chief minister and ministers, the government on Wednesday said there was no such proposal. There is no proposal by the state government at any level to buy the SUVs (Toyota Fortuner) for its...
  • BJP backs rape-accused MoS Nihal Chand, survivor claims threat to life 19-06-2014 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: The woman who has accused Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Nihal Chand of rape has alleged that her life is in danger. Speaking to CNN-IBN, she said that she is being threatened to withdraw the case. "All the names I have complained against are very big...
  • Heat wave continues in Rajasthan, Churu boils at 45.3 degress Celsius 18-06-2014 11:27 PM

    Churu was on Wednesday the hottest place in Rajasthan with the maximum temperature of 45.3 degrees Celsius as heat wave continued to sweep across the state, a Met report said. Due to moisture influx from south-west, the mercury dipped at some places by one to three degree Celsius, it said....
  • A quarter of India's land turning into desert: Environment Minister 18-06-2014 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: About a quarter of India's land is turning to desert and degradation of agricultural areas is becoming a severe problem, the environment minister said, potentially threatening food security in the world's second most populous country. India occupies just 2 percent of the world's territory but is home to...
  • Mahila Congress workers climb barricades in protest against rape accused MoS Nihal Chand 18-06-2014 12:58 PM

    New Delhi: After the woman who accused MoS Nihal Chand of raping her three years ago alleged that she was receiving threats, Mahila Congress workers on Wednesday headed to the BJP headquarters in New Delhi and held vociferous protests. In view of the zealous protests, Delhi Police barricaded the Ashoka...
  • Heat wave continues in Rajasthan, Ganganagar sizzles at 45.2 deg Celsius 17-06-2014 10:46 PM

    Ganganagar was on Tuesday the hottest place in Rajasthan with the maximum temperature of 45.2 degrees Celsius as heat wave continued to sweep across the state, a Met report said. Barring Udaipur, where the mercury was recorded at 37 degrees Celsius, the maximum temperature ranged between 40 to 44 degrees...
  • Jaipur court issues notice to Modi's minister Nihal Chand in rape case 13-06-2014 09:25 AM

    Jaipur: The lone representative from Rajasthan in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Nihal Chand is facing trouble. He has been issued notice by a Jaipur court in connection with an alleged rape case. Chand has been served the notice along with...
  • Committee set up to probe anomalies in Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test 09-06-2014 03:52 PM

    The Rajasthan government has constituted a four-member committee to probe into the complaints of irregularities in Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test (RPMT)-2014, an official statement said. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced the setting up of the committee last night after meeting scores of annoyed RPMT candidates who protested outside the CM's residence...
  • Students allege discrepancies in Rajasthan Pre Medical Test 08-06-2014 03:40 PM

    Several students who took Rajasthan Pre Medical Test (RPMT) expressed their dissatisfaction on Saturday with the marking methodology, alleging that the formula led to several discrepancies in the final result. The examination authorities, however, refuted the allegation and insisted that the marking methodology was absolutely transparent. The authorities also rejected...
  • Students allege irregularities in Rajasthan Pre Medical Test 07-06-2014 10:18 PM

    Several students who took Rajasthan Pre Medical Test (RPMT) expressed their dissatisfaction today with the marking methodology, alleging that the formula led to several discrepancies in the final result. The examination authorities, however, refuted the allegation and insisted that the marking methodology was absolutely transparent. The authorities also rejected any...
  • Rajasthan government to frame green building bye-laws 06-06-2014 11:21 PM

    The Rajasthan government is mulling to prepare bye-laws for green building in order to promote the concept in the state and has invited suggestion and opinions from various stakeholders. The state government was mulling to prepare green building bye-laws which would be implemented to promote the concept of green building,...