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  • MP minister hints at corruption in the state, says won't tolerate bribery September 18, 2014

    Rajgarh: Another Bharatiya Janata Party leader is in the news for another controversial remark. Madhya Pradesh Industry Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia hinted at corruption in the state at a public function recently. Scindia said that it was not possible to get government work done without bribing in the state. "Unless officials...
  • Uproar in Jaipur as underground metro puts heritage sites at risk August 21, 2014

    Jaipur: Protests are on in the Pink city against the plan to bring Jaipur Metro right into the 300 year old walled premises of the old city. Residents and experts alike, feel that the underground metro would be destructive to old monuments like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Isar Lat. "The...
  • State gets country's first skill development centre August 18, 2014

    With an aim to provide joboriented training programmes to the state's unemployed youth, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the country's first skill development centre in Udaipur. Speaking after inaugurating the centre, which has been set up under the 'Livelihood Skill Project', Raje urged the people of the state to fight...
  • Vasundhara inaugurates India's first skill development centre in Udaipur August 17, 2014

    India's first skill development centre was inaugurated in Udaipur on Saturday by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Addressing a function after inaugurating the centre, which has been set up under the Livelihood Skill Project, Raje said, "My government will work to provide employment opportunities to all." She called upon people of the...
  • Vasundhara Raje announces scheme for women in the state August 15, 2014

    Promising a new transformation in the lives of women, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday announced launch of a scheme under which bank accounts in the name of women of 1.5 crore families will be opened and aid and benefits directly transferred to their accounts. Addressing the state level Independence...
  • Vasundhara Raje to hoist the tricolour in Udaipur on Independence day August 13, 2014

    The state level function of Independence day in Rajasthan will be celebrated in Udaipur where chief minister Vasundhara Raje will hoist the tricolour. Previously such functions were held in the state capital Jaipur. There will be a melange of events on August 14 and 15 at different locations, Udaipur District Collector...
  • Vision document 2020 to be the foundation for state's allround development: CM Raje August 11, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday said her government's "vision document 2020" would be a foundation for the state's allround development. Addressing the first meeting of CMAdvisory Council at her office, Raje said the government was committed to focus on various innovative schemes on water, irrigation, tourism, power, infrastructure, urban...
  • Ram Naik assumes additional charge of Rajasthan Governor August 8, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh GovernorRam Naikon Thursday assumedadditional chargeofRajasthan Governorat a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here. Acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Sunil Ambwani administered oath to Naik, an official release said. Before it, state Chief Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi read out the warrant of appointment. Naik was also given the guard...
  • Rajasthan: Raje plans to downsize Gehlot's free medicine scheme August 6, 2014

    Jaipur: The popular free medicine and diagnosis scheme in Rajasthan could soon be history for 3 crore people out of the state's population. The Vasundhara Raje government now plans to scale down the scheme by limiting it to people covered under the Food Security Act. The Raje government also plans to...
  • Vasundhara Raje government exempts food, marble items from VAT July 30, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday announced tax and VAT exemptions on certain foodand marblegranite items. Replying to a debate on Rajasthan Financial Bill 201415, Raje said weight to area norms for marble and granite was rationalised from 5 kg/sq ft to 6 kg/sq ft in case of slabs and...
  • Vasundhara Raje greets people on the eve of Eid July 29, 2014

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alvaand Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday extended their greetings to the people of the state on the eve of EidulFitr. "Our diversity is our strength. We, as a nation, must ensure communal harmony and unity. "The holy month of Ramzan is observed by the Muslim community with acts...
  • Rajasthan youth to get aid to start own ventures July 21, 2014

    Rajasthan youths who want to start their own ventures would be provided financial and technical assistance, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said in Jaipur on Monday. Stating that focus should be on entrepreneurship development along with skill training, Raje asked officials to prepare a work plan. "Skill development programmes should be prepared keeping...
  • BJP MLAs demand safe return of Rajasthan pilgrims from Amarnath July 19, 2014

    BJP MLAs demanded that the Rajasthan government ensure the safe return of pilgrims from the state who were stranded in Kashmir following clashes at Amarnath Yatra base camp near Baltal. BJP MLA Gyandeo Ahuja sought attention of the Speaker and said that nearly 100 people who had gone to the pilgrimage...
  • MISA prisoners to get pension of Rs 12,000 per month: Raje July 18, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday announced that all MISA prisoners held in the jails during emergency would get a monthly pension of Rs 12,000 from January this year. Raje, while defending her budgetary provisions, said the previous Congress government had stopped the pension but the present BJP regime will...
  • Rajasthan launches India's first skill training project July 18, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday launched the country's first and biggest skill development project aimed at creating employment opportunities for the young people of the state. The union government which selected Rajasthan as the first state for this project has proposed Rs.398 crore for it. The Rajasthan government...
  • Gehlot slams Raje for accusing his government of financial mismanagement July 15, 2014

    Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot has accused the Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of misleading people on the issues of financial management of his former government and about the projects of oil refinery and Jaipur Metro rail. Reacting to Raje's blame in her budget speech on Monday about the financial...
  • Rajasthan aims 6,500 MW power in next five years: Budget July 14, 2014

    Stating that the cumulative loss of three power distribution companies in the state stood at Rs 75,000 crore as on March 31, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday said the state aims to generate capacity addition of 6,500 MW power in next five years. Three DISCOMs, Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam...
  • Rajasthan government announces road development programmes July 14, 2014

    The Rajasthan government on Monday announced to execute a road development programme covering all the state highways, major district roads and roads leading to tourists and religious destinations. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the Budget 201415 speech also announced to develop six roads of 1,000 km as EastWest Corridor, establishment of...
  • 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 201415 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...
  • Vasundhara Raje to present annual budget on July 14 July 11, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje who is also the Finance Minister will present the annual budget of the state for the fiscal year 201415 on July 14. The ruling BJP government decided it at the Business Advisory Committee meeting attended by the Parliamentary Minister RS Rathore, Chief Whip Kalulal Gurjar, and...
  • Raje congratulates newlyappointed BJP president Amit Shah, praises his leadership skills July 9, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday congratulated newlyappointed BJP President Amit Shah and exuded confidence that the party will be strengthened with him at the helm. Raje lauded the decision saying Shah displayed strong leadership qualities and carved his identity at the national level in a short span, especially by...
  • Vasundhara Raje government plans to sell onion, potato, pulses through PDS shops July 8, 2014

    To check inflation and rise in prices of essential commodities, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked the food and civil supply department to come out with a plan to sell onion, potato and pulses through Public Distribution System (PDS) at low price in the state. The state government would take...
  • Maintain city's heritage at all cost during metro work: Vasundhara Raje July 8, 2014

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Rajeon Mondaydirected the Jaipur Metro to maintain the heritage of the city at all cost and said any historical artefacts found during the digging should be kept at the museum in Jaipur. After hours of review of Jaipur Metro Corporation's ongoing project, Raje on Monday said this as...
  • BJP attacks Pilot for 'misguiding' people over MGNREGA July 6, 2014

    Rajasthan BJP slammed state Congress chief Sachin Pilot alleging that he was trying to impress his party high command by making baseless statements against Chief Minister Vausandhra Raje, whom he had criticised a day before for "seeking" to repeal MGNREGA. State BJP president Ashok Parnami alleged that the Congress leader was...
  • Congress to stage statewide protest against government over price rise July 6, 2014

    Raising concerns about spiralling food costs and overall price rise, Congress will hold a statewide protest in Rajasthan against the Centre as well as the Vasundhra Raje government on July 9. Rajasthan Congress chief and former Union minister Sachin Pilot said the focus of the protest would be on rising prices...
  • Rajasthan government provides assistance to persons who returned from Iraq July 5, 2014

    Rajasthan government on Saturday provided assistance to four persons of the state, who were stranded in conflicthit Iraq and safely arrived in the country last night. "As per direction of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, special arrangements were made for their stay in Delhi when they arrived there last night and later...
  • Activists oppose Raje's suggestion to change NREGA to scheme July 4, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's suggestion to the Centre to change National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) into a scheme on Friday came under heavy attack from social activists and NGOs. Accusing the state government of acting against the interests of millions of workers, the activists strongly opposed the Chief Minister's...
  • To curb its illegal trade, Rajasthan government declares camel as state animal July 1, 2014

    Rajasthan government on Tuesday decided to declare Camel as the state animal and also to strengthen road network in the state and create job opportunities for the youth. These decisions were taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Vasundhara Raje on the last day of the 'Sarkar Aapke Dwar'...
  • Air connectivity to Bikaner will increase tourism for desert region: Aviation minister June 30, 2014

    India has witnessed a growth in number of air travellers due to liberal aviation policy and entry of small air carrier, and is likely to touch 400 million mark by 2020, Union Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju said in Jaipur on Sunday. "With the entry of small carriers the...
  • Raje asks officials to hold public hearings frequently and redress people's grievances at the earliest June 29, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked government officials to hold public hearings frequently and redress people's grievances at the earliest. Government employees should give up the tendency of keeping works pending, said Raje, who, along with her cabinet colleagues and senior officials, has been camping in the Bikaner division as...