Rajasthan

  • Heavy rains to lash several parts of India Yesterday

    Heavy rainfall predicted to occur in Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Konkan and Goa. Also places such as East Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya and Telangana are predicted to face heavy downpour. ...
  • 50 HIV-positive children win hearts with entertaining stage show 2 days ago

    Some 50 HIV-positive children danced to a medley of Bollywood songs through the ages and staged an impressive play to a packed auditorium in Jaipur over the weekend, as their adopted home, non-profit Rays Aasha Ki Ek Kiran, celebrated its annual day. The 45-minute satirical play, entitled "Muhammad Bhai ki Jootiyan"...
  • Rajasthan: School teacher arrested for sexually assaulting 4 children 4 days ago

    Bikaner: A government school teacher was arrested on Saturday for sexually assaulting and exploiting four school children in Gajner in Bikaner. Sanjay Sharma (40), posted with government secondary school in Gajner, was arrested after villagers complained that he sexually exploited some boys, who aged between 7 to 8 years. "The accused...
  • Crime rate declined in State, says Rajasthan government July 22, 2014

    Government on Tuesday informed Rajasthan Assembly that the state has recorded a considerable dip in the overall crime rate in the last one year. Rural Development Minister Gulabchand Kataria intervened in a debate during the Zero Hour and informed the Assembly that the state has registered a decline in the crime...
  • Jaipur Police announces reward for information on IAS officer absconding in rape case July 22, 2014

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Police has announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for information on IAS officer BB Mohanty, who is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman. The woman lodged an FIR in January claiming that Mohanty had raped her repeatedly after promising to clear her civil services exam. Mohanty has...
  • Rural development: Rs 155 cr grant for construction of ponds, tanks July 22, 2014

    Rajasthan government on Monday announced a grant of Rs 155.50 crore to farmers for construction of ponds and tanks for better water management. Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini made several other announcements in the Legislative Assembly including allocation of Rs 2.14 crore for the promotion of organic farming in the...
  • 'Process of re-demarcation of panchayats to be completed by Feb 2015' July 19, 2014

    The process of re-demarcation of panchayats in the Rajasthan would be completed before its next election by February 2015 based on the latest census of 2011, Rajasthan Assembly was told on Friday. Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister GC Kataria, on a query of BJP MLA Randheer Singh Bhinder during Zero...
  • No one died of hunger in Kotdara in 2014, says Nand Lal Meena July 17, 2014

    The Rajasthan government claimed that there was no "hunger death" in Kotdara village of Udaipur district in 2010. Rajasthan Tribal Area Development Minister, Nand Lal Meena also told the House that a committee set up by former Congress government to solve the charter of demands of tribal people completed its...
  • Rajasthan minister's son accused of harassing two women in Alwar July 17, 2014

    Jaipur: A state minister's son in Rajasthan has been accused of harassing two women in Alwar. Rajasthan MoS for food and civil supplies Hem Singh Bhadana's son Surendra Singh was booked along with three others. The women claim that on Tuesday night, the four men came to their neighbourhood and...
  • HC issues contempt notice to lawyers for boycott call July 15, 2014

    The Rajasthan High Court has issued contempt notice to some lawyers, including the president of Bar Association, in connection with the boycott call given by advocates of lower judiciary. Justice Bela M Trivedi took suo motu notice of the boycott call and issued notices. The lawyers had given the boycott call...
  • Monsoon advancing to northern states, Gujarat, Rajasthan July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Many parts of northern India including the national capital as well as central and north-western states received showers on Sunday, bringing cheer to the region where monsoon is likely to progress this week after scanty rains had sparked fears of drought. "Activity is shifting towards central India and some...
  • Rajasthan Budget LIVE: 3 engineering, 7 medical colleges to be set up July 14, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje who is also the Finance Minister will present the annual budget of the state for 2014-15 on Monday. It was decided earlier at the Business Advisory Committee meeting held in Jaipur on July 11 at assembly. BJP Legislature Party has also finalised this date earlier. Raje has...
  • Rajasthan paper leak: Police conduct raids, main accused refutes charges July 12, 2014

    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 July 12, 2014

    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 July 11, 2014

    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 July 11, 2014

    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 day...
  • RPSC cancels RAS-Pre exam held in October, to be re-conducted soon July 11, 2014

    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 and the...
  • Rajasthan: Police lathicharge Congress workers protesting against price rise July 9, 2014

    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 July 9, 2014

    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 July 8, 2014

    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 degrees since...
  • NGOs form 'agitation committee' against JDA, Raje government July 7, 2014

    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 activist...
  • Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal transferred as Governor of Mizoram July 6, 2014

    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 been...
  • SC refuses bail plea of Asaram in rape case in Gujarat July 3, 2014

    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 Thakur...
  • Monsoon reaches Delhi and parts of UP, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan July 3, 2014

    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 June 30, 2014

    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 the...
  • HC gives last chance to state govt to regularise services of all contractual health department employees June 28, 2014

    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 order...
  • Squall continues to delay South West monsoon in Rajasthan June 27, 2014

    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 Pilani...
  • HC quashes Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test 2014, orders re-examination June 27, 2014

    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 court...
  • World drug day: Saving our children from tobacco June 26, 2014

    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 June 25, 2014

    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 appear...