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Tomatoes worth Rs.1.25 lakh stolen in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Aug 30 : Thieves in Rajasthan have stolen 77 crates of tomatoes estimated at around Rs.1.25 lakh, police said Saturday.

Water ATMs bring smiles to faces of Rajasthan villagers

By Anil Sharma, Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 30 : An Indian energy major and modern technology have combined to bring about a revolution in two districts of Rajasthan that were infamous due to the scarcity of potable water. Thanks to water ATMs, many otherwise arid villages here have 24X7 access to the commodity at the swipe of a card - at 20 litres for Rs.5.

Water ATMs bring smiles to faces of Rajasthan villagers

By Anil Sharma, Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 30 : A Scottish energy major and modern technology have combined to bring about a revolution in two districts of Rajasthan that were infamous due to the scarcity of potable water. Thanks to water ATMs, many otherwise arid villages here have 24X7 access to the commodity at the swipe of a card - at 20 litres for Rs.5.

Two more tiger cubs spotted in Sariska

Jaipur, Aug 29 : Authorities at Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan's Alwar district - around 110 km from here - have reported spotting two more tiger cubs in a span of just over a month.

Rajasthan anti-terror squad issues alert

Jaipur, Aug 29 : Anti-Terrorist Squad of Rajasthan Police has issued a terror alert, saying that there is a possibility of 15 militants entering India and carrying out terror attacks.

Power cuts imposed in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Aug 28 : With power deficit assuming serious proportions, the Rajasthan government-owned electricity distribution companies have decided to impose power cuts in the state effective Thursday, officials said.

BJP nominees for Rajasthan assembly by-polls named

Jaipur, Aug 26 : The ruling BJP Tuesday named candidates for three of the four assembly seats in Rajasthan where byelections are scheduled to be held Sep 13.

Veteran Kalyan Singh is new Rajasthan governor

Lucknow, Aug 26 : Senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh, appointed the Rajasthan governor Tuesday, is a three-time chief minister of Uttar Pradesh who rejoined the party for a second time only months earlier.

Congress names candidates for Gujarat, Rajasthan by-polls

New Delhi, Aug 26 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi Tuesday declared candidates from her party for parliamentary and assembly by-elections in Gujarat and Rajasthan, her office said.

Fire breaks out at Jaipur's City Palace

Jaipur, Aug 24 : Two floors of the historic City Palace in Jaipur caught fire this morning, ruining artifacts and documents, even though no injuries have been reported.

Two arrested for raping sisters in Rajasthan

Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 23 : Two people have been arrested in Rajasthan's Barmer district for allegedly raping two sisters when they were returning home last week, police said Saturday.

Congress names two candidates for Rajasthan by-polls

Jaipur, Aug 22 : The Congress has declared candidates for two of the four assembly constituencies in Rajasthan where by-elections are slated to be held Sep 13.

Air India flight with failed engine makes emergency landing in Jaipur

Jaipur, Aug. 22 : An Air India flight form Delhi to Ahmedabad had to make an emergency landing in Japiur today after its left engine stopped working.

Rajasthan Royals partners South Australian government for talent hunt

New Delhi, Aug 20 : Rajasthan Royals Wednesday announced its association with the South Australian Government to identify 15 young Indian cricketers and give them an opportunity to travel to Adelaide as part of Adelaide ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 program.

A Jodhpur community opts for gas-based cremations

Jodhpur, Aug 20 : In another sign of changing times, the influential Oswal community has decided against using wood for cremating its dead to curb the felling of trees and to protect the environment. A gas-based crematorium will instead be used.

A place where Muslims celebrate Janmashtami

Jaipur, Aug 18 : Not many people know about it, but Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna, is celebrated in a big way in a sacred place for the Muslim community in Rajasthan.

Silicosis swallows mine workers in Rajasthan

By Gaurav Sharma, Karauli (Rajasthan), Aug 17 : For 10 years, Ghanshyam underwent treatment for tuberculosis (TB) as his persistent coughing and chest pain refused to go away. But in 2011, the stone quarry worker was told that he is in the last stages of silicosis - an insidious and incurable lung disease that has claimed the lives of many mine workers across Rajasthan.

India's first skill development centre launched in Udaipur

Udaipur (Rajasthan), Aug 16 : India's first skill development centre was inaugurated here Saturday by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Monsoon rains give a boost to tourism in Jaipur

Jaipur, Aug 16 : Cashing in on a good monsoon, the Department of Tourism in Rajasthan promoted monsoon tourism in the state, and also kicked off tourist activities, as the region's water bodies are brimming with water.

Government committed to welfare of people: Vasundhara Raje

Udaipur, Aug 15 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Friday said the state government is committed to the welfare of the people from every section of society.

Tobacco use cost Rajasthan Rs.1,160 crore: Report

Jaipur, Aug 13 : Tobacco use and its related diseases are creating an enormous burden for Rajasthan to the tune of a whopping Rs.1,160 crore, a report said Wednesday.

Son's death prompts doctor to spread CPR awareness

By Anil Sharma, Jodhpur, Aug 13 : Shaken by his son's death from cardiac arrest, a retired government doctor has taken it on himself to spread awareness about cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that needs to be administered in the "golden hour" after an attack before the patient is rushed to hospital for specialised treatment.

Compensate dead woman's kin, NHRC tells Rajasthan

New Delhi, Aug 12 : The NHRC has asked the Rajasthan government to compensate the kin of a dead woman whose body parts were bitten off by rats in a government hospital, an official said Tuesday.

Raje visits hospital where Jaswant is admitted

Jaipur, Aug 8 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Friday visited the hospital in Delhi where former union minister Jaswant Singh was admitted after he suffered a head injury.

Barmer residents pray for Jaswant Singh's well being

Jaipur, Aug 8 : Prayers are being organised for the well-being of former cabinet minister Jaswant Singh in Rajasthan's Barmer where he was born. The former BJP leader is very critical after he suffered a head injury Friday.

25 people rescued from truck stranded in Rajasthan river

Tonk (Rajasthan), Aug 7 : State divers rescued 25 people stranded on a truck in the middle of a river in Tonk district of Rajasthan Thursday, an official said.

Rajasthan hikes royalty on minerals

Jaipur, Aug 6 : Rajasthan has hiked the royalty on minerals such as marble, granite, sandstone, limestone, chips and bajri (river sand).

Ram Naik given additional charge of Rajasthan

New Delhi, Aug 5 : Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has been given additional charge of Rajasthan as state governor Margaret Alva has completed her term.

Rajasthan takes a big leap in highways construction

Jaipur, Aug 1 : The Rajasthan State Highways Bill, 2014 was passed in the assembly Friday, seeking to provide for a network of modern and safe highways across the state.

Jaipur school teacher arrested for molesting students

Jaipur, July 31 : A teacher of a prestigious school here was Thursday arrested on charges of molesting girl students, police said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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