Rajasthan Government

  • State government to provide RO water to rural households at 10 paisa per litre 04-04-2014 10:40 PM

    The Rajasthan government will provide RO (reverse osmosis)purified drinking water to rural households this summer at 10 paisa per liter, an official said on Friday. The state government will set up 1,000 RO plants under a scheme to provide clean drinking water to the rural areas. The villages where water...
  • Vasundhra Raje government to allot 30,000 new domestic power connections 02-03-2014 05:27 PM

    The Rajasthan government will soon allot 30,000 new domestic power connections under the 'Chief Minister Power for All' programme. Out of these 30,000 connections, 15,000 would be allotted in Jodhpur Discom alone, an official release said today. The details about the new connections were devised by Rajasthan Power Minister G...
  • Rajasthan government transfers 15 RPS officers 01-03-2014 09:37 PM

    Rajasthan government on Saturday transferred 15 senior Rajasthan Police Service officers, an official in Jaipursaid. The Additional Superintendents of Police were transferred in Hanumangarh, Pratapgarh, Tonk and Sawaimadhopur districts, he said. Meanwhile, Vishwanath Heeremath was appointed as the chairman of Rajasthan state electricity regulatory board, an official statement issued in...
  • Rajasthan Government's compensation to farmers insufficient: Congress 01-03-2014 07:40 PM

    Alleging that Rajasthan Government was not providing relief to all farmers who had suffered losses due to the recent hailstorms, Congress on Saturday demanded more villages be covered under the state's compensation package. Former Pradesh Congress Committee president Chandrabhan said standing crops in close to 22,000 villages had been damaged...
  • Government to accord state heritage status to ship of deserts 25-02-2014 08:17 PM

    Rajasthan government plans to accord state heritage status to the camel, even as it expressed concerns over the animal's depleting population, crucial for the desert state. Taking serious note of slaughter and smuggling of the "ship of desert", the state is also contemplating legislation to protect the animal. "Number of...
  • Vasundhara Raje government to release 150 convicts 22-02-2014 11:42 AM

    Rajasthan government has decided to release 150 convicted prisoners before time on ground of good behavior, age factor and serious ailments.The government also decided to commute the term of punishment of around 3,500 prisoners. The 150 prisoners who have completed two-thirds of punishment and have conducted themselves well or are...
  • Vasundhara's cabinet decides to make Bharatpur a Municipal Corporation 19-02-2014 08:03 AM

    Bharatpur Municipal Council will now be a Municipal Corporation, Rajasthan government announced on Tuesday. The state cabinet which met in Bharatpur after a 11-day tour of the division took the decision to make the town a Municipal Corporation. Separate 'gau-palan' (cattle care) department, effective provisions to check cattle smuggling for...
  • Vasundhara Raje goes local, begins 11-day functioning from divisional level 10-02-2014 08:38 AM

    Rajasthan government will function from the divisional headquarters in Bharatpur for a few days, in a novel initiative to focus and address local level issues. Under the initiative, the government on Sunday started its functioning for 11 days from Bharatpur. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, ministers and senior officers reached Bharatpur...
  • 15 IAS officers transferred in yet another reshuffle in Rajasthan 09-02-2014 05:15 PM

    Rajasthan government has transferred fifteen IAS officers in the state including the Bikaner Divisional Commissioner and CEO of Jaipur Municipal Corporation. The new commissioner of Bikaner division is now Subir Kumar who was the State Mission Director for Livelihood projects, an order released on Saturday by the Department of Personnel...
  • Seed Vigilance Committee to be set up in Rajasthan 06-02-2014 05:42 PM

    The Rajasthan government will set up a Seed Vigilance Committee to ensure qualitative and quantitative availability of seeds to farmers, the state Assembly was informed on Monday. The Committee will take up complaints on poor quality seeds distributed to farmers in last three years and report to the government, Agriculture...
  • 12-year-old deaf-mute girl delivers baby; government orders probe 27-01-2014 10:37 PM

    A minor deaf and dumb tribal girl delivered a baby boy in Banswara district of Rajasthan, prompting the district administration to order a probe. The 12-year-old girl, who studies in Class V at a government residential school for the deaf and dumb, prematurely delivered the baby boy in an ambulance...
  • Thorough probe will be done in Sikar jail firing incident: Gulab Chand Kataria 27-01-2014 06:00 PM

    Rajasthan government on Monday assured the state Assembly that firing incident inside the Sikar jail would be investigated properly. on Sunday, a notorious criminal Raju Theth was shot at by another inmate Subhas Moond inside the Sikar jail. Panchayti Raj and Rural Development Minister Gulab Chand Katariaassured the House that...
  • Rajasthan government to begin special drive to curb drug use among youngsters 26-12-2013 03:58 PM

    Concerned over illicit use of drug among youths, Rajasthan government is going to run a special drive across the state to curb the menace. The decision was taken at a high-level joint meeting of medical and health, education and social justice departments in Jaipur. "A joint campaign will be carried...
  • State govt asks officials to identify projects to be done in 2 months 23-12-2013 06:23 PM

    The Rajasthan government has asked officials of various departments to identify 11 projects each that can be done in two months and make a presentation on them before Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, a state minister said. "Each department will identify 11 works and those works will be done in two...
  • Pratibha Industries bags Rs 322 crore order from state govt 21-10-2013 09:42 PM

    Pratibha Industries on Monday said it has secured an order worth Rs 321.88 crore from Rajasthan government for working on water supply projects. The contract will involve cluster scheme of 315 villages of Mandalgarh, Bijoliya and Jahajpur Tehsils along with augmentation of UWSS of Mandalgarh and Bijoliya towns. This will...
  • Rajasthan government recommends CBI probe against Babulal Nagar 21-09-2013 09:06 PM

    The Rajasthan government on Saturday recommended a CBI probe against former Minister of state for Dairy and Khadi Babulal Nagar who has been accused of raping and assaulting a woman. "The state government has recommended a CBI probe against the minister. The recommendation will be forwarded to the department of...
  • Asaram had warned Rajasthan government against arresting him 04-09-2013 10:35 AM

    New Delhi: Self-styled godman Asaram, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl at his ashram in Jodhpur, had warned Rajasthan government of dire consequences if he was arrested. Asaram has threatened the the Rajasthan government during a religious congregation on August 31 in Indore. He had said...
  • Govt selects 7 persons for Rajasthan Ratna Award 2013 16-08-2013 09:35 AM

    Jaipur foot patron Dr D R Mehta and veteran commentator Jasdev Singh are among seven persons who have been selected by the state government for Rajasthan Ratna Award 2013. Founder of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti Dr D R Mehta (social service), Jasdev Singh (commentary), Pandit Ramnarayan (Sarangi player), late...
  • Unable to afford treatment, family chains mentally sick boy for 8 years 08-08-2013 04:17 PM

    A 12-year-old mentally challenged boy in Rajasthan has been fettered with chains and ropes in his house for eight years as the family cannot afford his treatment, his father said on Thursday. For all these years, Pankaj Meghwal, a resident of Sigada village near Mandawa town in Jhunjhunu district, some...
  • BJP, Kejriwal gun for Gehlot over Vadra's land deals 27-10-2012 10:45 PM

    Jaipur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the India Against Corruption (IAC) have almost dared the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan to probe the land deals of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, which was reported by CNN-IBN. The political reactions began pouring in just hours after CNN-IBN broke...
  • Vadra's land empire spread across Rajasthan, Haryana 26-10-2012 06:12 PM

    Bikaner: It wasn't just Haryana where Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra went on a land buying spree between 2008 and 2011. At least 20 plots measuring over 770 hectares were picked up by Vadra's firms in Bikaner, months after the Ashok Gehlot government assumed power in the state....
  • Bhanwari case: CBI finds charred bones, jewellery 07-01-2012 12:16 PM

    Jodhpur: A wrist watch, a toe ring, a pendant and a broken chain have been recovered from the Indira Gandhi canal near Jaloda village in Jodhpur, said to be the place where Rajasthan nurse Bhanwari Devi was murdered and burnt to death. The CFSL team reached the spot to examine...
  • Rajasthan: 40 die as docs' strike enters day 5 25-12-2011 08:03 PM

    Jaipur: The medical emergency in Rajasthan reuses to end with the strike by the doctors entering its fifth day. Over 40 patients have died in the last five days. The state government has suspended 40 doctors while 390 have been arrested for not performing their duties. The Rajasthan government has...
  • Bhanwari case: Gehlot yet to act against Maderna 30-09-2011 08:20 AM

    Jaipur: It has been a month since Jodhpur nurse Bhanwari Devi went missing, but the Rajasthan government is yet to act against state Water Resources Minister Mahipal Maderna. Maderna, who has been accused of kidnapping and murdering her, is under increased fire from Dalit groups and the Opposition. Even the...
  • New charges of nepotism against Ashok Gehlot 17-04-2011 01:08 PM

    Jaipur: More charges of nepotism have been levied against Ashok Gehlot. It is said that he favoured the a real estate company Shouri Constructions, where his daughter Sonia Gehlot and her husband Gautam Ankhand are directors. Gautam Ankhand said, "We are staying there not because we are shareholders or directors,...
  • Talks moving in positive direction: Gujjars 30-12-2010 11:55 PM

    Jaipur: Agitating Gujjars in Rajasthan, demanding 5 per cent quota in state jobs, on Thursday held second round of talks with the government after which the two sides said that the negotiations were moving in the positive direction. "The meeting was held amicably and the community is ready for next...
  • Gujjar agitation: Talks fail to break impasse 26-12-2010 06:45 PM

    Bayana: Talks between Gujjars, who are on a warpath on job reservation issue, and Rajasthan government on Sunday failed to break the deadlock with protesters unrelenting on their demand for 5 per cent quota even as they continued blockade of certain rail and road routes in the state. Gujjar leader...
  • Final round: Gurjar leader Bainsla to meet Raje today 17-06-2008 10:00 AM

    London: Jonny Bairstow hit an undefeated 72 on Friday to keep England in contention on 208 for 5 at stumps on day two of the third Test against South Africa at Lord's. The 22-year-old Bairstow, who replaced star batsman Kevin Pietersen, scored his first Test 50 as he moved England...