Vasundhara Raje

  • Raje congratulates newly-appointed BJP president Amit Shah, praises his leadership skills 09-07-2014 05:25 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday congratulated newly-appointed 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...
  • Vasundhara Raje government plans to sell onion, potato, pulses through PDS shops 08-07-2014 03:30 PM

    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...
  • Maintain city's heritage at all cost during metro work: Vasundhara Raje 08-07-2014 12:07 PM

    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...
  • Rajasthan government provides assistance to persons who returned from Iraq 05-07-2014 10:27 PM

    Rajasthan government on Saturday provided assistance to four persons of the state, who were stranded in conflict-hit 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...
  • Activists oppose Raje's suggestion to change NREGA to scheme 04-07-2014 11:52 PM

    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...
  • To curb its illegal trade, Rajasthan government declares camel as state animal 01-07-2014 11:07 AM

    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...
  • Air connectivity to Bikaner will increase tourism for desert region: Aviation minister 30-06-2014 09:11 AM

    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...
  • Raje asks officials to hold public hearings frequently and redress people's grievances at the earliest 29-06-2014 06:00 PM

    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...
  • Government committed to resolve public grievances: Vasundhara Raje 27-06-2014 06:48 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has said she was cautioned against hitting the hornet's nest when she started the 'sarkar aapke dwar' campaign, in which the government is interacting directly with the people to find solutions to their problems. Raje and the ministers of her Cabinet are touring the state...
  • Vasundhara Raje stops motorcade to attend to accident victims 26-06-2014 06:16 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday stopped her motorcade and attended to three motorcycle riders injured in an accident while she was passing by the spot at Lalgarh-Jatan, 13 kms from Sriganganagar. Two of the injured, however, later died in hospital. The three bikers were critically injured when they...
  • Vasundhara Raje pays surprise visit to Lumbasar village 23-06-2014 05:59 PM

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje paid a surprise visit to a village in the Kolayat tehsil of Rajasthan and interacted with the people. During her visit on Sunday night to Lumbasar village, Raje held interaction with the people of the 'Nath' community living in the 21-house hamlet, which has been electrified...
  • Vasundhara Raje asks officials to prepare time-bound development roadmap for Bikaner 23-06-2014 05:52 PM

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked officials to prepare a roadmap for a well-planned and time-bound development of Bikaner district. Raje said this during a 'Sarkar Aapke Dwar' programme on Sunday, a CMO release said on Monday. The chief minister is camping at Gajner Palace here as part of the...
  • Iraq crisis: Vasundhara Raje writes to Sushma Swaraj over release of stranded Indians 21-06-2014 11:04 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has written to the Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj seeking her intervention for safe and speedy release of Indian nationals held hostage in Iraq. In her letter on Friday, Raje expressed concern for security of the Indian workers, including some hailing from Rajasthan. She...
  • Vasundhra Raje visits Bikaner under 'sarkar aapke dwar' programme 20-06-2014 07:34 AM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who arrived to Bikaner on Thursday afternoon along with her cabinet colleagues, said the 'sarkar aapke dwar' (government at your doorstep) programme was a unique initiative by her government to win the trust of the people. As part of the programme, public hearings and cabinet...
  • Vasundhara Raje arrives in Bikaner to address public grievances 19-06-2014 11:12 PM

    In a bid to bring government to the people, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, along with her cabinet colleagues, arrived in Jaipur this afternoon and will hold meetings to address people's grievances and take up development issues. The visit is part of the state government's 'sarkar aapke dwar' (government at your...
  • Vasundhara Raje to meet the public in Jaipur every Wednesday 17-06-2014 10:48 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will meet the public in Jaipur on every Wednesday to redress their grievances and complaints, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said on Tuesday. "Ministers will also be present in the meeting," Rathore told reporters after a three-hour Cabinet meeting. He said Raje has issued directions...
  • Power Minister Piyush Goyal to meet Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday 16-06-2014 11:50 PM

    Union Power, Coal and New ~~amp;amp; Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal along with his senior officers will be visiting Jaipur on Tuesdayto review the energy sector of Rajasthan, an official release said on Monday. Mr Goyal would meet Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at the Secretariat in Jaipur; he will then...
  • Abhishek Bachchan meets Vasundhara Raje, discusses Kabaddi league 16-06-2014 09:46 PM

    Actor Abhishek Bachchan on Monday made a courtesy call on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at the state secretariat in Jaipur, a CMO spokesman said. Bachchan discussed matters related to the International Kabaddi League with the Chief Minister, the spokesman said. Chairman of International Kabaddi Federation Janardan Singh was also...
  • Need to focus on conservation of forest lands through GSI: Vasundhara Raje 16-06-2014 06:22 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday laid stress on protection of wildlife and said there was a need to strike a balance between conservation of forest lands and development through Geographic Information System (GIS) technique. All state government departments should go the extra mile and cooperate with each other...
  • Government amending labour laws without consulting us: Trade Unions 16-06-2014 05:23 PM

    Alleging that the workers and labourers' interests were not being safeguarded in Rajasthan, several trade unions on Monday said BJP government in the state was trying to amend labour and industrial laws without consulting them. "The labour laws are not being implemented properly causing a loss of wages, working hardships,...
  • Committee set up to probe anomalies in Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test 09-06-2014 03:52 PM

    The Rajasthan government has constituted a four-member committee to probe into the complaints of irregularities in Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test (RPMT)-2014, an official statement said. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced the setting up of the committee last night after meeting scores of annoyed RPMT candidates who protested outside the CM's residence...
  • Vasundhara Raje orders ACB probe into Jodhpur's JDA irregularities 06-06-2014 06:45 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday ordered a probe by state Anti-Corruption Bureau into the alleged irregularities and corruption in the projects under taken by the Jodhpur Development Authority. In an order to the Principle Secretary, Urban Development and Housing Department, the Chief Minister has directed that all such...
  • Vasundhara Raje cabinet to constitute 5th State Finance Commission soon 06-06-2014 08:32 AM

    The Vasundhara Raje cabinet on Thursday resolved that the Rajasthan government would soon constitute the Fifth State Finance Commission for the Panchayati Raj and Local Bodies' welfare and their financial matters. This decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, according to a CMO official....
  • Rajasthan budget session to begin on July 11 05-06-2014 05:20 PM

    The budget session of Rajasthan Assembly will begin on July 11, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said after a cabinet meeting in Jaipuron Thursday. Besides the annual budget for 2014-15, the session would take up a number of pending amendment bills. The cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje,...
  • Badal to take up drug smuggling issue with Vasundhara Raje 05-06-2014 08:30 AM

    Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Wednesday said he would take up the issue of drug smuggling from neighbouring Rajasthan into the state with his counterpart Vasundhra Raje. "Drugs like poppy husk are being openly sold in Rajasthan due to which it is difficult for the Punjab government to...
  • Tata Trust wants to work in health services sector in Rajasthan 04-06-2014 11:58 PM

    Tata Trust Chairman Ratan N Tata on Wednesday called on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and expressed his group's inclination towards working in health services sector in the state, especially in 'mother and child care'. Tata Trust has special desire to work for "mother and child health" sector in different...
  • Sachin Pilot condemns minor's rape, alleges Raje govt trying to suppress the incident 04-06-2014 08:56 AM

    Congress on Tuesday accused Rajasthan government of trying to suppress the Bakani rape case where a minor girl was allegedly gangraped and murdered in a village of Jhalawar district. Condemning the incident, state Congress president Sachin Pilot said the police had not helped when the girl's family went to file...
  • Constable suspended for dereliction of duty in rape case 03-06-2014 03:23 PM

    A police constable has been suspended for alleged dereliction of duty in searching a missing minor girl who was allegedly later gangraped and murdered in Jhalawar district even as Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje asked the state police to accord top priority to rape-related case. Family members of the girl, who...
  • There has been alarming rise in crime against women in the state: Sachin Pilot 01-06-2014 09:25 PM

    Former Union minister Sachin Pilot on Sunday said crime against women and incidents of rape have been rising alarmingly in the state since the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government took charge around five months ago. While commenting on the recent rape and murder of two girls in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun, Rajasthan...