Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Rajasthan

Jaipur, July 29 : Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated with gaiety and fervour in Rajasthan Tuesday.


Three prisoners killed in Rajasthan jail clash

Jaipur, July 24 : Three prisoners were killed - one gunned down and two others beaten to death - in a clash between members of two gangs in a jail in Rajasthan's Bikaner Thursday, police said.


Rajasthan youth to get aid to start own ventures

Jaipur, July 21 : Rajasthan youths who want to start their own ventures would be provided financial and technical assistance, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said here Monday.


Rajasthan seeks divine help for rains

Jaipur, July 21 : With a drought threat looming large, the BJP government in Rajasthan is appealing to gods to sends rains to the desert state.


Two tiger cubs spotted in Rajasthan's Sariska

Jaipur, July 20 : Two tiger cubs have been spotted in the Sariska Tiger Reserve, situated in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, about 110 km from here.


Rajasthan launches India's first skill training project

Jaipur, July 17 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Thursday launched the country's first and biggest skill development project aimed at creating employment opportunities for the young people of the state.


Dalits' houses allegedly burnt by mob in Raj

Jaipur, Jul 17 : A fact Finding team of 'Center for Dalit Rights' led by P L Mimroth visited village Ram Nagar on July 14 under police station Bhusawar in Bharatpur District, where a violent mob of miscreants allegedly attacked, destroyed and burnt 12 houses of Dalits.


Bill Clinton serves food to school children in Jaipur

Jaipur, July 16 : Former US president Bill Clinton Wednesday visited a kitchen here run by an NGO to oversee a lunch programme that feeds over one million school children daily across India under the mid-day meal scheme.


Bill Clinton arrives in Jaipur

Jaipur, July 15 : Former US president Bill Clinton arrived here late Monday night to take a look at a lunch programme that feeds over a million school children everyday across the country, an official said.


Remote hamlet, but mobile phone repair no worry (Letter from Rajasthan)

By Prantick Majumder, Jhadol (Rajasthan), July 14 : Of what economic value is a broken-down or damaged mobile phone? For nearly two dozen people from a few remote villages in Rajasthan, it is a source of income, enabling them to earn more than they used to do as daily wage agricultural labourers - and without migrating to an urban conglomeration.


Bill Clinton to visit NGO's kitchen to oversee mid-day meal

Jaipur, July 9 : Former US president Bill Clinton will visit a kitchen run here by an NGO next week to oversee a lunch programme that feeds over one million school children daily across India.


Tigers to be shifted from crowded Ranthambore

Jaipur, July 6 : The Rajasthan government plans to shift some tigers from the Ranthambore National Park to other parks in the state, following an increase in the number of big cats and territorial fights between them, an official said Sunday.


4 Rajasthanis return from Iraq; State govt arranges stay, journey

New Delhi, Jul 5 : The Rajasthan Government has facilitated stay and further journey of four natives from the state, who reached here last night from the conflict zone of Iraq.


Shakeel Ahmad question Rajasthan Government's reported move to scrap NREGA

New Delhi, July 5 : Congress Party leader Shakeel Ahmad on Saturday condemned Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje's reported move to scrap the NREGA scheme, citing that it would be a 'punishment' for the poor people of the region.


SC notice to Rajasthan on Asaram Bapu's bail plea

New Delhi, July 3 : The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the Rajasthan government on spiritual guru Asaram Bapu's plea for bail in an alleged rape case in the state's Jodhpur while asking him to approach the Gujarat High Court for bail in another alleged rape case registered against him in Surat.


Raje seeks more funds for health and urban infrastructure

New Delhi, Jul 3 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has demanded more funds from the Centre for strengthening of National Rural Health Mission(NRHM) cover and infrastructure facilities for the urban poor in the desert state.


Vasundhara wants Jaipur metro project under Raj's control

New Delhi, Jul 3 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today demanded that the state government be given control of the Jaipur Metro Rail project.


Rajasthan seeks additional funds from Centre for urban poor

Nw Delhi, Jul 3 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today sought additional funds for creating basic infrastructure facilities for urban poor in her state.


Vasundhara Raje seeks additional package for Rajasthan

New Delhi, Jul 2 : In a bid to ensure adequate funding for the state in the general budget 2014-15, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara today held parleys with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.


Vasundhra Raje calls on Modi

New Delhi, July 2 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought central assistance for the state in view of its peculiar geographical location and problems like drought.


BHEL commissions unit-4 of 1000 MW Rajasthan thermal plant

New Delhi, July 1 : State-run BHEL Tuesday said it has successfully commissioned another 250 MW thermal unit worth Rs.990 crore at the Chhabra power plant in Rajasthan.


Mother's milk bank in Jaipur soon

Jaipur, June 30 : After the successful launch of a mother's milk bank in Rajasthan's Udaipur city, another such bank will be opened in Jaipur soon by Inaya Foundation, an NGO.


How an oasis was created in a rocky desert (Environment Feature)

By Shilpa Raina, Jodhpur, June 29 : Seventy hectares of land on the foothills of the majestic Mehrangarh fort here was once a rocky wasteland, colonised by an invasive plant from Mexico known as mesquite or baavlia - the 'mad one' in local parlance - as it cannot be uprooted. But the painstaking efforts of a man and his team have transformed the land into a paradise for migratory birds, and made it home for over 300 species of trees, shrubs, climbers and herbs.


In Rajasthan's villages, children battle malnourishment, sickness

By Gaurav Sharma, Alwar, June 29 : Karan Kanwar, 3, starts crying whenever his mother puts him on the ground, hoping one day her son will take baby steps like other children. An extremely weak Karan cannot walk until he is propped up.


Seven killed in Jaisalmer road accident

Jaipur, June 27 : Seven people were killed and four others were injured when a sports utility vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer Friday.


Teenager gangraped in Rajasthan Capital

Sheopur, MP, June 25 : A teenaged girl, who was abducted from Soi village five days ago, was taken to Jaipur and gangraped for three days, police said today.


Army Chief visits South Western Command headquarters in Jaipur

Jaipur, June 23 : Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bikram Singh, accompanied by Mrs Bubbles Singh, President Central Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), visited the South Western Army Command headquarters in Jaipur on June 22 and 23.


Gaining education, 35 women plan to uplift their communities

By Prantick Majumder, Jhadol (Rajasthan), June 24 : How do you help your backward community living in remote, virtually inaccessible villages to progress if most of them are uneducated? Simple, finish your own studies, train as teachers and then use your knowledge to spread the cause in your home - as these nearly three dozen women are doing.


Bikram Singh visits Jaipur

Jaipur, June 23 : Gen Bikram Singh, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) accompanied by Bubbles Singh, President Central Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), visited HQ South Western Command in Rajasthan's Jaipur city for two days.


Hindustan Zinc to build 30,000 toilets in rural Rajasthan

Jaipur, June 21 : Hindustan Zinc, a company involved in zinc-lead-silver business, has signed an agreement with the Rajasthan government to build 30,000 toilets for poor families in rural areas.


NSUI workers demand Nihal Chand's resignation

Jaipur, June 19 : A scuffle broke out between workers of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) and police in Jaipur as they protested against Union Minister Nihal Chand and demanded his resignation over his role in a rape-related incident.


IIT JEE topper wants to become a researcher

Udaipur, June 19 : Chitraang Murdia, who has topped the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE), said he wants to become a researcher in future.


Rajasthan boy tops IIT JEE advance exams

New Delhi, June 19 : Chitraang Murdia from Rajasthan has topped the IIT JEE advance examination, the results of which were declared Thursday.


Vishal Singh and Bikramjit Singh Sandhu joint round one leaders

Jaipur, Jun 18 : Jaipur's Vishal Singh and Bangalore's Bikramjit Singh Sandhu returned scores of four-under-66 to be the joint leaders in the first round of the PGTI Feeder Tour event being played here at the Rambagh Golf Club today.


Nihal Chand says won't resign from Union Cabinet, despite opposition gunning for him on rape charge

Sriganganagar (Rajasthan), June 18 : Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Nihal Chand Meghwal, on Wednesday categorically ruled out resigning from the Union Cabinet, despite being under pressure to quit in connection with his role in a sexual assault case in Rajasthan.


Rajasthan modifies wind energy policy to draw investment

Jaipur, June 17 : The Rajasthan government Tuesday cleared amendments to its wind energy policy with an aim to attract investment in the sector.


Another Rajasthan tourist drawn in Beas river

Shimla, Jun 17 : A tourist hailed from Alwar district of Rajasthan allured to bath along Beas river drawn by strong current as water level was on rise with rapidily thawing of glaciers in Himalayas.


Rajasthan Governor calls on PM Modi

New Delhi, June 17 : Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7, Race Course Road here on Tuesday.


1 injured in clash at Ajmer Dargh

Jaipur, Jun 16 : A person was injured in confrontation between two groups of Khadims in Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah at Ajmer.


Trade union to organise protest rally on June 25

Jaipur, Jun 16 : Six Trade unions will organise a rally protesting the government decision to allow private buses from the roadways bus stands under the umbrella of the proposed bus stand authority on June 25.


3 youths of Rajasthan family swept in Rishikesh Ganga waters

Rishikesh, Jun 16 : Three of the five young tourists from Rajasthan were swept away while taking a bath in Ganga river of this holy town today.


Garuda-V successfully concludes in Jaipur

Jodhpur, June 13 : The Indo-French Air Exercise "Garuda V" which commenced on June 3 successfully concluded on Friday, where both the air forces engaged in various combat roles including Air to Air refuelling here.


Congress demands Union Minister Meghwal's resignation for alleged role in rape case

Jaipur (Rajasthan), June 13 : In the wake of an Additional District Court in Jaipur, Rajasthan, issuing a summons to Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Nihal Chand Meghwal and 17 others in connection with a four-year-old rape case, the opposition led by the Congress Party, is demanding his resignation from the Union Cabinet.


Modi minister faces court notice for rape

Jaipur, June 13 : A Jaipur district court has summoned Rajasthan's lone minister in the Narendra Modi government, Nihalchand Meghwal, in a 2011 rape case.


Court notice to union minister Nihalchand in rape case

Jaipur, June 12 : A Jaipur court Thursday issued notice to union minister Nihalchand Meghwal and 16 others in a 2011 rape case.


Union Minister and 16 others summoned by court in 2011 rape case

Jaipur, Jun 12 : A local court has summoned Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Nihal Chand and 16 others in connection with a rape case.


State agencies working at BJP's behest: Sachin Pilot

Jaipur, June 11 : Former union minister Sachin Pilot Wednesday said the FIR filed against him and seven others, including former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, over allegations of corruption shows how state agencies are working on the BJP's directions.


Water crisis hits Rajasthan wildlife sanctuary

Jaipur, June 9 : The death of at least 10 panthers in Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary over last six months has again raised the problem of scarce water in Rajasthan's wildlife parks and sanctuaries.


Medical reports confirm Malaysian woman's rape in Jaipur, says DCP

Jaipur, June 7 : Jaipur Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Amandeep Kapoor on Saturday confirmed reports of a Malaysian woman being raped, and added that the accused Puneet Jain has been arrested.


Man held for raping Malaysian woman in Jaipur

Jaipur, June 7 : One man has been detained for allegedly raping a Malaysian tourist in Jaipur.


Malaysian woman raped in Jaipur

Jaipur, June 7 : A Malaysian woman was allegedly raped by a 30-year-old man in Jaipur, said reports on Saturday.


Malaysian woman raped in Jaipur, man held

Jaipur, June 7 : A 30-year-old man was arrested here on charges of raping a Malaysian woman Friday, an official said Saturday.


Doctor arrested for running sex determination centre in Raj

Jaipur, Jun 6 : A doctor was arrested along with his assistant for running an unauthorised sex determination centre at a residential place at Gorji ka Pura village in Nagaur district, sources said today.


Raj budget session commences July 11

Jaipur, Jun 5 : Rajasthan assembly budget session will commence from July 11, 2014.


6 killed, one injured in separate road accidents

Jaipur, Jun 5 : Six people were killed and one person seriously injured in separate road accidents in Jalore and Jaipur this morning.


Congress opposed the changes in process of mayor election

Jaipur, Jun 4 : Rajasthan Congress has opposed the decision taken by Vasundhra Raje government to change the election process of local bodies.


23 students fall ill after midday meal in Rajasthan

Jaipur, June 3 : Twenty three students fell ill after consuming mid-day meal in Rajasthan's Dholpur Tuesday and were admitted to hospital, officials said. All had recovered and were discharged in the evening.


Congress suspends Rajasthan lawmaker for criticising Rahul

New Delhi, June 1 : The Congress Sunday suspended its Rajasthan legislator Bhanwar Lal Sharma who had criticised Rahul Gandhi and said the party vice president was leading a "team of jokers", a party leader said.


Now Congress' Rajasthan legislator attacks Rahul

New Delhi, May 31 : In another attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi following the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha election, a party legislator in Rajasthan Saturday called him "MD of Congress circus".


Non co-operation of the local leader rout the party: Congress

Jaipur, May 30 : Accusing sabotage of party leaders as the main reason behind its debacle, the Congress candidates today said in a meeting that non-cooperation of local leaders led to rout of party in the recent Lok Sabha elections.