Rajasthan

  • BJP's polarisation strategy fails in UP, SP makes a comeback, Congress recovers in bypolls 2 days ago

    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? 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    The drubbing of the BJP in UP is a 'watershed' event. One might ask why employ such an adjective for by-elections 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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 constituencies--Vadodara...
  • Over 66 pc polling in Rajasthan bypolls 5 days ago

    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. Twenty-three candidates, including four...
  • Voting underway for bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats across 10 states 5 days ago

    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 Party-led 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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Heavy rains lash Rajasthan, three dead September 6, 2014

    Jaipur: Heavy rains lashed parts of Rajasthan leading to waterlogging in many areas of Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ganganagar and Bhilwara. In another incident in the state, three people died in Ganganagar after a mud wall collapsed because of heavy rainfall. The area has received 185 mm rainfall in just one day. Traffic...
  • Alwar: School principal caught-on-camera getting fanned by a 5-year-old September 6, 2014

    Alwar: On Teachers' day, a school principal was caught-on-camera getting fanned by a five-year-old student while listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. The incident took place in a government school in Alwar in Rajasthan. PM Modi addressed students across the country on Friday afternoon on the occasion of Teachers' Day. ...
  • Rajasthan Cricket Association banking on court's decision to end impasse with BCCI September 5, 2014

    Suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) is banking on the ADJ Court's verdict on September 8 to end its impasse with the BCCI and hopes for a favourable decision which will clear the decks for its players to play in the upcoming domestic season. The RCA has been suspended by BCCI and...
  • Delhi, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh to get 24-hour power: Piyush Goyal September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are all set to get 24-hour power supply like Gujarat, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday. "The programmes for provision of 24-hour power supply in the states of Delhi, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are ready for roll-out," he said without disclosing the...
  • Water ATMs in Rajasthan: A Rs 5 card swipe gives 20 litres of drinking water September 2, 2014

    Barmer: A Scottish energy major and modern technology have combined to bring about a revolution in two districts of Rajasthan that were infamous due to the scarcity of potable water. Thanks to water ATMs, many otherwise arid villages here have 24x7 access to the commodity at the swipe of a...
  • Alert on Indo-Pak border after 15 terrorists infiltrate into Rajasthan's border districts August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Security agencies have sent an alert to police in four border districts of Rajasthan's Bikaner division over reports of 15 terrorists infiltrating into the area from Pakistan. The Border Security Force (BSF) has tightened the security along the Indo-Pak border in Jaisalmer and Barmer following the alert. The report comes...
  • Northern grid asks discoms not to overdraw power due to coal shortage August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: After western grid issued notice on power generation loss to the states, now the northern grid has sent an 'SOS' to the discoms and power producers asking them not to overdraw power. They have also been asked to increase power generation to maintain grid security. The order comes...
  • Rajasthan: 8-year-old beaten up by teacher for not bringing book to school, dies of injuries August 29, 2014

    Dausa: In a shocking incident in Rajasthan, an 8-year old girl has died after allegedly being beaten up by her teacher in school. The incident took place at a private school in the Nandera village in Rajasthan's Dausa district on Tuesday. The girl's father has alleged that his daughter was...
  • Rajasthan: 8-year-old girl dies after being beaten up by teacher August 28, 2014

    Dausa: An 8-year-old schoolgirl in Dausa, Rajasthan, died after being allegedly beaten up by her teacher. The incident happened on Thursday. The child was referred to a Jaipur hospital but she died on the way. The police is now questioning the teacher and school authorities. The child's post-mortem report is awaited. ...
  • Rajasthan players in limbo as RCA can't give NOC for inter-state transfer August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Indian domestic season set to kick off in another month and a half, the future of top Rajasthan cricketers like Pankaj Singh, Robin Bist and Ashok Menaria hangs in balance as it is difficult for them to even get an inter-state transfer to play for any...
  • I will return 'sooner rather than later', says Lalit Modi August 28, 2014

    London: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi said he plans to return to India "sooner rather than later" after his passport was restored by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. Modi has been living in exile in London since his passport was revoked by the Mumbai Regional Passport Office...
  • Governors should resign when new govt takes over: Kalyan Singh August 26, 2014

    Lucknow: Governor designate of Rajasthan Kalyan Singh on Tuesday said that with change of regime, governors appointed by the previous government should resign on their own. "Any new government has the right to appoint governors of its choice... and several governors, adhering to this tradition have already taken the praiseworthy step...
  • Governors for four states announced; Kalyan Singh gets Rajasthan August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday appointed new governors for four states, namely Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. While senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh was anointed as the Governor of Rajasthan, former Gujarat Assembly Speaker Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala was named the Governor of Karnataka. Mridula Sinha, a former BJP Mahila Morcha...
  • MHA recommends names for Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa Governors August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Goa are likely to have new Governors soon with the Home Ministry recommending names to President Pranab Mukherjee for appointment to the posts. Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh, veteran BJP leaders VK Malhotra and Lalji Tandon are among the few probables who...
  • Rajasthan: Three men gangrape two minor sisters, 1 arrested August 21, 2014

    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...