Rajasthan News


Rajasthan: 15-year old gang-raped in Churu district
Churu (Rajasthan) , Jan. 4 ANI): A 15-year old girl was allegedly gang-raped in Churu district yesterday. Read Full Story

A shepherd's tale
By Saraswati Luhar, New Delhi [India], Jan. 3 : Arjun Ram, 55, lives in a small village called Nakodesar in Lunkaransar, Bikaner district in Rajasthan. His family is a large one - nine daughters of whom four are married, while five of them study in a government school nearby. Arjun Ram lives in a joint family along with his younger brother. Read Full Story

Rahul to address public rally in Rajasthan
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Dec. 26 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will on Monday address a public gathering in Baran district of Rajasthan. Read Full Story

Wax museum inaugurated in Jaipur
Jaipur (Rajasthan), Dec. 19 : Another feather has been added to Rajasthan tourism's cap with the inauguration of a wax museum in the state's capital, Jaipur. Read Full Story

Vasundhara Raje's 'Annapurna Rasoi Yojana' all set to feed Rajasthan's poor
Jaipur, Dec. 17 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated her government's 'Annapurna Rasoi Yojana' Scheme on Friday by serving a Dalit and a Gujjar woman. Read Full Story

Jaipur: IT Dept. seizes Rs. 1.56 crore from Integral Urban Co-Operative Bank
Jaipur (Rajasthan), Dec. 12 : The Income Tax (IT) Department on Monday seized Rs. 1.56 crore notes from various branches of the Integral Urban Co-Operative Bank Ltd here. Read Full Story

Vasundhara inducts two new faces in cabinet, four as state ministers
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Dec. 10 : Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia on Saturday inducted Behror MLA Dr. Jaswant Singh Yadav and Nimbahera MLA Shrichand Kriplani in her cabinet and four others were sworn in as State Ministers during a cabinet expansion after two years. Read Full Story

Jaipur going cashless with MobiKwik
New Delhi [India], Nov 18 : Home-grown mobile wallet company MobiKwik has witnessed an 1800 percent increase in transactions in Jaipur and 200 percent increase in user base from the city. Read Full Story

Ambani, Adani had prior knowledge of demonetisation move, alleges BJP MLA
Kota (Rajasthan),[India] Nov. 17: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Kota Bhawani Singh has alleged that Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani had prior knowledge of the demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1,000 notes. Read Full Story

Army carries out Special Heliborne exercise in Rajasthan deserts
Jaipur [India], Nov. 12 : In a significant show of strength and joint manship, troops of strike formation of the Indian Army carried out a two days long Special Heliborne exercise in the deserts of Rajasthan. Read Full Story

Rs. 9.25 crore celebrity Murrah bull Yuvraj stars at Jaipur agro 'gram'
Jaipur (Rajasthan)[India], Nov. 11 : In the ongoing agro meet named "Gram" in Jaipur these days, Yuvraj a Murrah bull has become its show stopper. Read Full Story

"Rajasthan will transform its agricultural landscape by adopting global best practices": Raje
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Nov. 9 : Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today categorically stated that Rajasthan stood committed to transform its agricultural landscape by actively promoting global best practices. Read Full Story

Rajasthan to host global agri meet
Jaipur (Rajasthan), Nov. 9 (ANI): A three-day international event of 'Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM)' for farmers will begin here today which will showcase best global practices and technologies suitable to farmers. Read Full Story

Rajasthan gears up for famous Pushkar Fair
Pushkar (Rajasthan) [India]. Nov. 8 : T he Pushkar Fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) or locally referred to as the Pushkar ka Mela will begin from today. Read Full Story

Three day 'GRAM' begins in Jaipur; to expose farmers to latest farm technologies
New Delhi [India], Nov 4 : The three-day Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) 2016 gets under way in Jaipur on November 9, 2016. GRAM 2016 will expose the farming communities to the technological advancements and global best practices and showcase investment opportunities in the state to agri-business communities across the world. Read Full Story

Five electrocuted at birthday party in Jaipur
Jaipur [India], Oct. 29 : Five people were electrocuted at a farmhouse birthday party held on the outskirts of Rajasthan capital Jaipur late on Friday evening. Read Full Story

Another Pak spy arrested in Rajasthan
Jaipur/New Delhi , Oct. 27 : Hours after the Delhi Police arrested a staffer of the Pakistan High Commission on espionage charges, another Pakistani spy has been arrested from Rajasthan. Read Full Story

Tanotmata oversees border security in Jaisalmer
By Smita Prakash, Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) , Oct.27 : A relatively small temple tucked away near the India-Pakistan border is considered the protector of the region. The Tanotmata Temple is 153 kilometers from Jaisalmer and falls within the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF). Read Full Story

Chinkara case: Rajasthan Govt. requests SC for urgent hearing against Salman Khan's acquittal
Jaipur , Oct. 20 : The Rajasthan Government on Thursday requested the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's acquittal after moving the apex court on Wednesday challenging the Rajasthan High Court's verdict in the twin Chinkara poaching cases. Read Full Story

Chinkara case: Rajasthan govt to approach SC against Salman's acquittal
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , Oct. 18 : The Rajasthan Government will approach Supreme Court against Bollywood Salman Khan's acquittal in two cases related to chinkara (black buck) poaching case. Read Full Story

Rajnath to chair meeting on Indo-Pak border sealing during his two-day Rajasthan visit
New Delhi , Oct. 7 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will on Friday kick off his two-day visit to western border districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer in Rajasthan. Read Full Story

Singapore PM inaugurates tourism training Centre in Udaipur
Udaipur (Rajasthan) , Oct. 6 : Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today inaugurated the centre for excellence for tourism at Udaipur's Sukhadia University in Rajasthan. Read Full Story

Rajasthan will introduce Family Centered Care in district hospitals
New Delhi , Oct.4 : The Government of Rajasthan will introduce Family Centered Care (FCC) in district hospitals throughout the state. Read Full Story

Udaipur: ABVP workers protest after Kashmiri students raise anti-national slogans
Udaipur (Rajasthan), , Sept 28 : Workers of youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Wednesday staged protest at Techno India NJR Institute of Technology after some Kashmiri students allegedly raised 'anti-national' slogans. Read Full Story

Jaisalmer Police trains in use of modern weaponry post Uri terror strike
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) , Sept.26 : In the wake of Uri terror attack which has heightened tensions along the India-Pakistan border, Jaisalmer Police has initiated a programme to give training in the handling of modern weaponry. Read Full Story

SELFIE with a python? Think again!
Sirohi (Rajasthan) , Sept. 23 : Have you ever thought of clicking a selfie with a python? If yes, then give it a second thought. Read Full Story

Rajasthan celebrates unique snake festival to bring good fortune
Tonk (Rajasthan) , Sept. 16 : Rajasthan celebrated a unique snake festival at Veer Teja temple on September 15 in which devotees willingly received snakebites in order to bring good fortune. Read Full Story

Jaipur: Mother arrested for killing four-month-old daughter
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , Sept. 9 : A woman has been arrested for allegedly slitting her four-month-old daughter's throat and killing her in Rajasthan's Jaipur city. Read Full Story

Union Home Minister assures Jammu Kashmir students at Jaipur to hear and resolve their grievances
New Delhi, Sept 3 : Learning of their plight from the media, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh intervened quickly to help the students from Jammu, Srinagar and Ladakh studying at Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Read Full Story

Jaipur royals take to the streets to protest against palace acquisition
Jaipur, Sep 1 : Rajmata Padmini Devi and other members of the former Jaipur royal family staged a rally in Jaipur on Thursday protesting against the state government's acquisition of the Rajmahal Palace, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: 8 killed, 20 injured after tractor turns turtle in Bhilwara
Bhilwara (Rajasthan) , Aug.30 : At least eight people were killed and 20 others injured in a road accident in Rajasthan's Bhilwara city on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Rain hits normal life in Jhalawar, Baran districts of Rajasthan
Jaipur (Rajasthan), Aug. 21 : Normal life has been affected in Jhalawar and Baran districts of Rajasthan following heavy rain in the two districts since morning today. Read Full Story

BRICS women's conference to begin today in Jaipur
Jaipur, Aug 20 : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will today inaugurate the BRICS Women's Parliamentarian Forum here. Read Full Story

Machali, world's oldest and most celebrated tigress dies
Jaipur, Aug 18 : : Machali, the world's oldest tigress in the wild, died on Thursday in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje confirmed the news on Twitter. Read Full Story

Heavy rain cripples life in Rajasthan
Jaipur (Rajasthan), Aug. 12 : Normal life has been affected in several places of Rajasthan following incessant rain since last few days. Read Full Story

Heavy and continuous rain affects normal life in Rajasthan
Jaipur (Rajasthan), Aug. 9 : Heavy and continuous rain in south eastern parts of Rajasthan has affected normal life. Read Full Story

500 cows starved to death in Rajsthan shelter
Jaipur, Aug 6 : : More than 500 cows have reportedly died in the last two weeks due to negligence at a shelter near Jaipur in Rajasthan, NDTV reported. Read Full Story

Mahindra World City, Jaipur welcomes government delegation from Bangladesh
Jaipur, Aug 5, : Mahindra World City Jaipur Ltd. (MWC Jaipur), a joint venture between Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited (MLDL) and Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO), recently hosted a delegation of senior government officials representing the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Read Full Story

Rajasthan Govt. seeks report on Hingonia Gaushala incident
Jaipur, Aug.5 : Following the death of over a hundred cows in the past few weeks at a government-run cowshed in Jaipur, the Rajasthan Government has sought a report on the matter and vowed to improve the situation in Hingonia Gaushala. Read Full Story

Rare white gazelle found injured in Rajasthan
Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug.3 : A rare endangered white gazelle, which was found wandering after injuring itself late last month, has been undergoing treatment in Barmer district of Rajasthan. Read Full Story

Rajasthan Govt. assures protection to Salman's 'missing' driver
Jaipur (Rajasthan), July 30 : The Rajasthan Government through its Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria on Saturday assured protection to Bollywood star Salman Khan's 'missing' driver Harish Dulani, a key witness in the Chinkara poaching case, who was driving the jeep used by Khan during the alleged Chinkara hunt in Jodhpur in 1998, has maintained that he had not come forward earlier due to threats to his life. Read Full Story

Rajasthan Govt to give protection to Salman's former driver
Jaipur, July 28 : : The Rajasthan Government has assured protection to actor Salman Khan's former driver as he claims to have witnessed the superstar shoot down chinkara, an endanged gazelle, in 1988, media reports said. Read Full Story

Salman Khan gets another reprieve, acquitted in poaching case
Jaipur, July 25 : : Actor Salman Khan was on Monday acquitted in two separate poaching cases as the Rajasthan High Court overturned an earlier verdict that sentenced him to five years in jail, reports said. Read Full Story

Salman Khan acquitted in black buck poaching case
Jaipur, July 25 : Bollywood actor Salman Khan, one of the prime accused in the infamous black buck killing case, has been acquitted in the hunting of the endangered species case by the Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur, reports said on Monday. Read Full Story

Canada supports campaign to end child marriage
Jaipur (Rajasthan), July 18 : Acting High Commissioner for Canada to India Jess Dutton today participated in the launch of a campaign to end child marriage in Rajasthan. Read Full Story

Hardik Patel arrives in Udaipur, vows to work for farmers development
Udaipur, July 17 : In what may irk the BJP-led Centre, Patel quota leader Hardik Patel arrived here today and vowed to work for the development of farmers and poor. Read Full Story

Five girl students booked for ragging junior in Jodhpur
Jodhpur, July 14 : In an alleged case of ragging, five girl students from Jodhpur have been booked under the stringent POCSO Act. Read Full Story

Normal life affected in Rajasthan due to heavy rain
Jaipur (Rajasthan), July 13 : Incessant heavy rain in south eastern parts of Rajasthan has affected normal life. Read Full Story

Jaipur BMW case: Police custody of Rajasthan legislator's son extended
Jaipur (Rajasthan), June 7 : The police custody of son of independent Rajasthan legislator Nand Kishor, Siddharth Mehariya, who was arrested for allegedly mowing down three people from his BMW car, was on Thursday extended by one day by a Jaipur Court. Read Full Story

Three killed, 30 injured in Jaipur as hotel's false ceiling collapses on marriage party
Jaipur, Jul 7 : : Three persons were killed and 30 injured when a false ceiling of a banquet of a star hotel caved in on Wednesday afternoon when a pre-marriage ceremony was going on, reports said. Read Full Story

Jaipur BMW accident: Independent MLA's son sent to three-day police custody
Jaipur (Rajasthan), July 4 : Siddharth Mehariya, the son of independent Rajasthan legislator Nand Kishor, arrested for allegedly mowing down three people from his BMW car was on Monday sent to three-day police custody. Read Full Story

'Drunk' MLA son hit PCR van after ramming into auto rickshaw: Police
Jaipur, July 2 : The Rajasthan Police on Monday said Siddharth, the son of independent Rajasthan MLA Nand Kishor Maharia was under the influence of alcohol when he rammed into an auto rickshaw resulting in three casualties. Read Full Story

Jaipur accident: MLA's son cries foul, says, 'I was not driving the car'
Jaipur, July 2 : Siddharth Mehariya, the son of independent Rajasthan legislator, who has been detained for allegedly mowing down three people from his BMW, on Friday cried foul, saying he was not driving the car and it was his driver who caused the accident. Read Full Story

Jaipur: MLA's son rams SUV into auto, kills 3
Jaipur, Jul 2 : At least three people were reported dead after a SUV lost control and rammed into an auto on Friday night, reports said. Read Full Story

'Selfie' with rape victim: Under fire Rajasthan women panel member Somya Gurjar resigns
Jaipur, June 30 : Somya Gurjar, a member of Rajasthan State Commission for Women, who faced flak for clicking a 'selfie' with a rape victim, resigned from her post on Thursday. Read Full Story

Took selfie at rape victim's behest, not for entertainment: Somya Gurjar
Jaipur, June 30 : "That selfie was not taken for entertainment. That woman (alleged rape survivor) was quite enthusiastic about getting clicked," said Somya Gurjar, a member of Rajasthan State Commission for Women, hours after resigning from her post. Read Full Story

Rajasthan CM dedicates projects for Jaipur Smart City
Jaipur/Kolkata, June 25 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday dedicated a number of projects for the Jaipur Smart City on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Smart City Mission at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur. Read Full Story

Rajasthan Minister in trouble for foul language against Manmohan Singh
Jaipur, June 20 : Rajasthan's home minister Gulab Chand Kataria has landed himself in the midst of a controversy for using foul language against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a meeting on Sunday. Read Full Story

MIG 27 crash: Mayor calls for construction of buildings within border area
Jodhpur, June 13 : Hours after a MiG-27 aircraft of the India Air Force (IAF) crashed near the Jodhpur Airbase in Rajasthan, Jodhpur Mayor Ghanshyam Ojha today called on the gram panchayat to build buildings within the border area so that similar incidents can be avoided in future. Read Full Story

Nearly 150 million year old Dinosaur footprints discovered in Rajasthan
Jaisalmer, Jun 13 : Indian geologists have discovered footprints of the Eubrontes Gleneronsensis Theropod dinosaur in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, according to media reports. Read Full Story

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