BARMER

  • 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...
  • Scanty rainfall: Aid to 8 scarcityhit districts to continue till August 15 August 4, 2014

    The Rajasthan government on Monday said in view of scanty rainfall, the assistance and grants being provided to eight scarcityhit districts will continue till August 15. Ajmer, Barmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Jodhpur and Pali districts have been earlier declared scarcityhit, a spokesman said quoting a government notification. In view of poor...
  • Barmer to get purified drinking water for 10 paise per litre June 1, 2014

    Rajsthan government will provide purified drinking water in 160 villages of Barmer district for 10 paise per litre from next year. Under the National Rural Drinking Water Mission, about 160 RO (reverse osmosis) plants would start providing purified water in 160 villages by March 2015, additional Executive Engineer BL Jatol...
  • Mentally deranged woman commits suicide along with her three daughters May 28, 2014

    A 30yearold woman on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a pond along with her three minor daughters, the police said. The deceased woman has been identified as Mirgodevi, and her three daughters as Sumitra (5), Puja (3) and Anita (1), they said. The uncle of the deceased woman, Girdhariram told...
  • BJP has not fully accepted Gorkhaland demand: Jaswant Singh May 5, 2014

    Darjeeling: Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who won Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat on the party ticket in 2009, has claimed that the saffron party has not fully accepted the demand for Gorkhaland. "It is sad BJP has not fully accepted the statehood demand of the Darjeeling hills. The party is...
  • BJP forced me to fight as an independent: Jaswant Singh May 2, 2014

    Barmer: Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh on Friday denied any possibility of him forming another party. He also claimed that it was due to the BJP that he had to take the extreme step to fight the elections as an independent candidate. Dismissing all possibilities of returning to...
  • Heat wave aggravates, Barmer hottest at 45.1 degree Celsius April 28, 2014

    Heat wave aggravated on Monday in northwest Rajasthan with mercury touching 45.1 degree Celsius in the hottest Barmer, even as dry weather conditions prevailed across the state. Mercury has risen one to three degree Celsius at many places as compared to Sunday, and the heat wave conditions further gripped the state,...
  • Heat wave picks up, Barmer hottest at 45.2 degree Celsius April 27, 2014

    Heat wave conditions on Sunday picked up in northwest Rajasthan with mercury touching 45.2 degree Celsius in hottest Barmer, a Met office report said. Mercury has risen by 2 to 4 degree C at many places in western Rajasthan with dust storms affecting normal life. Meanwhile, Jalore recorded a maximum temperature...
  • Severe heat wave grips Rajasthan, Barmer records highest temperature at 42.5 degrees C April 26, 2014

    Rajasthan is in the grip of a severe heat wave with Barmer recording the highest temperature of the day at 42.5 degree Celsius. Kota, Chittorgarh and Jodhpur recorded 41.8, 40.7 and 40.6 degree Celsius respectively whereas other cities recorded day temperatures between 39.6 and 38.2 degree Celsius, according to the Meteorological...
  • 32yearold married woman found dead in water tank in Barmer April 25, 2014

    A 32yearold married woman was found dead on Friday in a water tank in the district, police said. The body of Santosh, wife of Kamal kishore, was recovered from a water tank in Magra area of Barmer. The inlaws of the woman said she committed suicide. Her parents, however, alleged that she...
  • Jaswant should have accepted party's decision: Rajnath April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Jaswant Singh should have accepted the decision of not fielding him from Barmer in Rajasthan as the issue of ticket could not be the yardstick of his "value" in the party, according to BJP President Rajnath Singh. Singh, while rejecting the perception that senior leaders were being sidelined in...
  • Rajasthani folk music group 'Barmer Boys' on a two-week US trip April 18, 2014

    Keeping alive the centuries-old musical tradition of the Manganiyars, a hereditary caste of Muslim musicians in India's desert state of Rajasthan, the "Barmer Boys" are on a debut two week coast-to-coast US tour. Barely in their 30s and yet seasoned performers of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, the group, during its...
  • There's no Modi wave, I've got a tremendous response: Jaswant Singh April 17, 2014

    Jaswant Singh is contesting as in Independent candidate from Barmer. He was expelled from the BJP for filing his nomination as an Independent. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: First phase polling ends at 63.25 per cent in Rajasthan April 17, 2014

    Jaipur: First phase of polling in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday ended with 63.25 per cent of 3.48 crore electors casting their votes in Rajasthan, the Election Commission said. "The 20 Lok Sabha constituencies recorded 63.25 per cent polling which was 15 per cent higher than the 2009 elections," Chief...
  • BJP suspends Jaswant's son from party, sacks him from national executive April 11, 2014

    BJP on Thursday suspended Manvendra Singh, son of expelled leader Jaswant Singh, from its primary membership and removed him from its National Executive following reports that he was campaigning against the party's official candidate in Barmer Lok Sabha constituency of Rajasthan. Manvendra, an MLA from Shiv under Barmer LS constituency, has...
  • BJP expels Jaswant's son for campaigning for his father April 10, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday suspended Manvendra Singh, son of expelled leader Jaswant Singh, from its primary membership and removed him from its National Executive following reports that he was campaigning against the party's official candidate in Barmer Lok Sabha constituency of Rajasthan. Manvendra, an MLA from Shiv under Barmer...
  • Show Me The Money: Jaswant Singh's assets valued at Rs 11.5 crore April 5, 2014

    Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh has cash reserves of Rs 1.28 lakh. The leader who is contesting as an Independent from Barmer has his cash and assets valued at over Rs 11.5 Crores ...
  • BJP considering action against Jaswant's son for campaigning for father April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajasthan unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is reportedly considering action against Manavendra Singh, son of rebel leader Jaswant Singh, for allegedly campaigning for his father. Jaswant Singh had filed his nomination papers as an Independent candidate after he did not get BJP ticket from his desired...
  • BJP a party of individual leaders, not fit to govern: Jaswant Singh April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh slammed the party for becoming a party of "individual leaders" and said he was "not sure if the BJP is fit to govern" India since "there was no collective leadership." "There is no longer any collective leadership... I don't know if the BJP can...
  • Two teenage girls found dead in pond at Mahapar March 31, 2014

    Bodies of two teenage girls missing since Sunday were found in a pond on Monday in Mahapar area, 4km away from Barmer city, police said. The deceased were identified as Sakku(16) and Kavita(14), Investigating Police Officer of Sadar police station Bhanwar Singh Rajpurohit said on telephone. The girls who were cousin sisters...
  • BJP destroying values under false pretence of discipline: Jaswant March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party expelled Jaswant Singh for six years, the leader has hit back at the party saying the values are being perverted, destroyed under false pretence of party discipline. Hitting out at the party he joined at its founding in 1980, Singh said the...
  • Adamant over contesting from Barmer, BJP expels Jaswant Singh for 6 years March 30, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday expelled its senior leader Jaswant Singh for six years for not withdrawing his candidature from Barmer seat in Rajasthan. Singh will now contest elections as an Independent against BJP's Colonel Sonaram Choudhary and Harish Choudhary of the Congress. ...
  • BJP expels Jaswant Singh for 6 years for defying party orders on Barmer seat March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday expelled its senior leader Jaswant Singh for six years for not withdrawing his candidature from Barmer seat in Rajasthan. Singh will now contest elections as an Independent against BJP's Colonel Sonaram Choudhary and Harish Choudhary of the Congress. The party had already warned...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Will Congress gain from BJP infighting in Barmer? March 29, 2014

    Barmer: The Bharatiya Janata Party this election season is facing major rebellion from its senior leaders. All eyes are on Barmer where senior leader Jaswant Singh faces expulsion if he does not withdraw his nomination as an Independent from his home town. Barmer is locked in a three-corner electoral battle...
  • 92-year-old former Rajasthan minister Gangaram Choudhary dies March 27, 2014

    Former Rajasthan minister Gangaram Choudhary died at a private hospital in Jodhour late on Wednesday night after a brief illness. He was 92. The body of Choudhary, a veteran politician from Barmer and eight-time MLA, was cosigned to flames in his home town on Thursday afternoon. Hundreds of people cutting across party lines attended his last rites. Choudhary...
  • Rajnath counters Sushma, says decision on Jaswant taken by CEC March 25, 2014

    Contradicting his party colleague Sushma Swaraj, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Tuesday suggested that Jaswant Singh was denied ticket from Barmer after the Central Election Committee discussed the issue and that the step was taken due to certain "political compulsions". Rajnath Singh said Jaswant Singh could not be nominated despite "everyone"...
  • After infighting over LS tickets, BJP struck by tweet controversy March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Bharatiya Janata Party already battling dissent as senior party leader Jaswant Singh filed his nomination as an Independent from Barmer, party president Rajnath Singh stirred fresh controversy by first tweeting vote for a BJP government, then changing it to Modi government. Hoping to ride on the sympathy...
  • Jaswant takes a dig at Modi, says a man projected more than a party not acceptable March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Rebel BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who filed his nomination papers as an Independent candidate for Barmer seat in Rajasthan defended his move saying it is a matter of principle. "It is the conflict between the BJP and the BJP that is today aggressing and assaulting the conceptual and...
  • Amit Shah defends BJP's decision on Barmer seat March 24, 2014

    BJP in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Amit Shah defended party's decision of choosing Colonel Sona Ram Chaudhary instead of Jaswant Singh for the Barmer seat in Rajasthan. Shah said, "There are pros and cons of every decision. The party has put in a lot of thought before taking these decisions. We're...
  • Jaswant Singh removed me on grounds of discipline: Uma Bharti March 24, 2014

    BJP leader Uma Bharti hit out at rebel leader Jaswant Singh saying that he removed her on the grounds of discipline. Bharti said, "He will probably remember that he was the one who announced my removal from the party on the grounds of discipline. When I proclaimed that I am...