RAJASTHAN

  • Kolkata Municipal elections prompt IPL schedule rejig Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League's Kolkata schedule has been slightly rejigged owing to the Municipal elections in the city with the organisers deciding to shift KKR's April 12 to 25 home matches following a request from the police there. The IPL will be played at 12 venues across India from...
  • Government verifying farmers' death in recent rain havoc: Rajasthan Minister 6 days ago

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Wednesday said it was verifying the deaths of farmers in rain and hailstorm related mishaps early this month in various parts of the state. On Congress MLA Ramesh Meena's special mention motion that farmers were badly waiting for relief, the Rajasthan Calamity and Relief Minister GC...
  • 15 more succumb to swine flu; 32,482 cases reported March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Fifteen more persons succumbed to swine flu as the toll from the disease touched 1,926 and the number of cases on Monday rose to 32,482 in the country. Sharing the data as on March 22, the Union Health Ministry said that in Gujarat, which is one of the worst-affected...
  • Rajasthan: 2 more farmers end lives, 1 die of shock due to crop loss March 22, 2015

    Kota: Two more farmers allegedly committed suicide while another died of shock after seeing their crops destroyed in untimely rains, police said on Sunday. Premshaker Meena (20) allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on Saturday evening in Ladpur village of Keshoraipatan police station area of Bundi district, they said. Premshanker committed...
  • Rajasthan Lakes Authority bill passed in Assembly March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on Saturday passed the Rajasthan Lakes (Protection and Development) Authority Bill, 2015 for the protection and conservation of lakes in the state. Urban Development and Housing Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat moved the bill which was passed by voice vote. He said that aim of the government was...
  • Rajasthan farmers in distress, unseasonal rainfall wreak havoc March 21, 2015

    Bundi: Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have battered ripe crops in Rajasthan driving the farmers who've suffered multiple losses of crops, livestock and in some cases life, to a desperate situation. Manju, a resident of Raithal villahe in the Bundi district lost her husband. Her husband Kishan Lal couldn't bear the shock...
  • Education policy: States raise concern over no-detention till Class 8 March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Some states have expressed concern over the controversial no-detention policy up to Class-VIII, saying it has led to a sharp fall in academic exercise, at a high-level meeting on the proposed National Education Policy, consultations for which are expected to be over by December. At a meeting of state...
  • Rajasthan MLA's son in queue for peon's job March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: Most of the politicians want their children to follow in their footsteps but a Rajasthan MLA wants his son to chart his course according to his eligibility. BJP legislator Heera Lal Verma does not want his 8th standard pass son, Hansraj, to join politics and considers him good for a...
  • Have enough surplus food, won't face food shortage due to unseasonal rainfall, says Arun Jaitley March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. Reacting to the situation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...
  • Unseasonal rains wreak havoc: Large-scale crop loss bad news for Indian economy? March 20, 2015

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • Unseasonal rains destroy crops: Agriculture scientist Swaminathan says it's a wake up call March 20, 2015

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Agriculture scientist Dr MS...
  • Crop damage: Sonia Gandhi meets Rajasthan farmers, promises help March 20, 2015

    Kota: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday visited Kota in Rajasthan to assess the extent of the crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall. She expressed condolences to the family of the farmers who have died and said that she hopes the government is taking adequate measures. "Everyone is asking for help,...
  • Unseasonal rains destroy over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop, price rise likely March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. One of the worst affected places is...
  • Modi government battles as 10 lakh hectares of standing crop destroyed March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Unseasonal rain has destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. One of the worst affected places is Maharashtra where around 40,000 hectares of standing Rabi crop has been damaged. On the other hand 26 out of...
  • Six more die of swine flu in Rajasthan, toll reaches 397 March 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Six more persons have succumbed to the H1N1 virus in last 24 hours in parts of Rajasthan, raising the death toll to 397 this year, an official said on Thursday. Of the 6,308 persons found positive for swine flu in the state, 397 people have died so far since January...
  • Rajasthan Royals pay Rs 15 crore part-penalty in FEMA case to ED March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd (JIPL), which owns Rajasthan Royals, has paid Rs 15 crore to the Enforcement Directorate as a part-payment of the Rs 100 crore penalty imposed by the agency two years ago. "ED received penalty of Rs 15 crore from Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd under FEMA,"...
  • Women helpline to be launched in all district Headquarters: Rajasthan Minister March 16, 2015

    Jaipur: Rajasthan police's helpline facility for women will be introduced in all the district headquarters of the state, the Assembly was informed on Monday. Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria, replying to a discussion on the demand for grants for police and jail departments, told the Assembly that the helpline was initially launched...
  • Standing crops suffer massive damage as unseasonal rain, hailstorms hit North & West India March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Unseasonal rain and hailstorms have hit standing crops across North and West India. Officials have estimated major damage to the rabi harvest. Maharashtra's onion crop is also badly hit even as the Met department has warned of more rainfall. A majority of the damage has occurred in the Western...
  • Rajasthan Congress passes resolution supporting Manmohan Singh March 14, 2015

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday passed a resolution in support of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who has been summoned as an accused in a coal scam case. The resolution was moved by PCC President Sachin Pilot in a party meeting which was unanimously passed. "Singh's ten-year tenure as...
  • RCA vs BCCI: Rajasthan HC orders sealing of RCA office March 12, 2015

    Asking the Chairman of Sports Council for an explanation, the Rajasthan High Court has ordered the sealing of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) office after Lalit Modi was on March 9 removed from the post of RCA president through a no-confidence motion. The HC on Thursday directed the Chairman of Sports Council...
  • Mehmood Abdi calls it a black day for Rajasthan Cricket March 9, 2015

    Jaipur: Reacting sharply to the ouster of Lalit Modi and three top officials through a no confidence motion, which was allegedly passed in a controversial manner, former RCA vice president Mehmood Abdi called it a black Day for Rajasthan Cricket. Alleging that it was a move which had the backing of...
  • Lalit Modi removed from Rajasthan Cricket Association March 9, 2015

    Former IPL commissioner Modi was removed from the post of RCA president as the members of the association passed a no-confidence motion against him and his office-bearers at the EGM. ...
  • Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi removed from Rajasthan Cricket Association March 9, 2015

    In what appears to be a major shift in the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), Lalit Modi was on Monday removed from the post of RCA president as the members of the association passed a no-confidence motion against him and his office-bearers at the special Extraordinary General Meeting. Amin Pathan is all...
  • RCA factions to test their strengths on Monday March 8, 2015

    Jaipur: Rival factions of Rajasthan Cricket Association will test their strengths when the no confidence motion against top four office bearers, including former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, is put to vote during the Extraordinary General Meeting here on Monday. Mehmood Abdi, the Deputy President of RCA and president of Sri Ganganagar...
  • Udaipur: 9 months of legal battle ends for single mother, adopts 2nd girl child March 8, 2015

    Udaipur: After months of despair, Joint Director of the Pension Department in Udaipur adopted her second daughter. The High Court gave her permission to adopt a second girl child after the trial court turned it down. Pension Department Joint Director Darshana Gupta said, "When the trial court turned down my...
  • Allegations against Yadav, Bhushan should have been probed, says AAP leader March 7, 2015

    An Aam Aadmi Party worker from Rajasthan has claimed that he was not allowed to attend the National Executive meet held on Wednesday. "I was not allowed to attend the National Executive meeting because of the stand I took. Our stand was that if someone is wrong then investigation should...
  • Holi celebrated with traditional fervour in Pink City March 6, 2015

    Jaipur: Holi was celebrated with traditional fervour in the Pink city with enthusiastic revellers and people thronging the streets. People who took to the streets danced to the tune of drum beats and splashed each other with colour. Wearing clothes dyed in hues, people visited friends and relatives to exchanged greetings...
  • Swine flu claims 43 more lives, toll touches 1,158 March 4, 2015

    New Delhi/Ahmedabad: Swine flu claimed the lives of 43 more people taking the toll in the country to 1,158 with Gujarat and Rajasthan reporting maximum deaths sparking panic among lawyers in Ahmedabad where nearly 10,000 of them on Tuesday stayed away from work. Data collated by the Health Ministry showed that...
  • 40 more dead as swine flu toll climbs to 1,115 March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 40 more people in the country as the toll from the disease reached 1,115 while the total number of cases breached the 20,000 mark. The Health Ministry said that 1,115 persons have succumbed to the H1N1 virus while the number of those affected...
  • Heavy rainfall and hailstorm hit normal life in Rajasthan March 2, 2015

    Jaipur: Heavy rain coupled with hailstorm on Monday threw normal life out of gear in Rajasthan besides affecting highway traffic in the state. Moderate to heavy rain occurred in the state due to ongoing strong western disturbances arriving from Lal Sagar behind Pakistan and thick moisture from Arabian sea, a MeT...