Rajasthan News


Fringe group creates ruckus at Jaipur Art Summit
Jaipur, Dec 8 : A group of miscreants created a ruckus on Thursday at the Jaipur Art Summit (JAS 2016) over the display of paintings that allegedly depicted women indecently. Read Full Story

Meditation, yoga, music at The Sacred Pushkar fest
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Imagine yourself at the Maha Aarti in Pushkar with local and foreign visitors all together on the ghats against the pink hued winter evening sky as performances by renowned Sufi singers take centre stage. Read Full Story

Airtel Payments Bank starts pilot services in Rajasthan
New Delhi/Jaipur, Nov 23 : Aimed at testing systems and processes ahead of a full-scale pan-India launch, Airtel Payments Bank has rolled out a pilot of its banking services in Rajasthan, a company statement said here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Airtel Payments Bank starts pilot services in Rajasthan
New Delhi/Jaipur, Nov 23 : Aimed at testing systems and processes ahead of a full-scale pan-India launch, Airtel Payments Bank has rolled out a pilot of its banking services in Rajasthan, a company statement said here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Manavjit traps gold at National Shooting Championship
Jaipur, Nov 19 : Former World Champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu was crowned champion in the mens Trap event at the ongoing 60th National Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC) for Shotgun here on Saturday. Read Full Story

2 passengers injured in Rajasthan train derailment
Jaipur, Nov 19 : Two people were injured on Saturday after nine coaches of the Bhatinda-Jodhpur passenger train derailed in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district, railway officials said. 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

Rajasthan BJP MLA allegedly criticises demonetisation
Jaipur, Nov 17 : Bhawani Singh Rajawat, a BJP legislator from Rajasthan known for his controversial remarks, has run into trouble with a video showing him talking against his party on the issue of demonetisation. Read Full Story

Jaipur Lit Fest to support emerging writers
New Delhi, Nov 17 : For the first time, Jaipur BookMark, the B2B segment of the Jaipur Literature Festival, will invite budding authors to share a synopsis of their work, which will be assessed by a panel of literary agents, publishers and critics, it was announced on Thursday. 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

Gehlot calls for state funding in elections
Jaipur, Nov 10 : Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday called for state funding of elections to curb black money. Read Full Story

Rajasthan plans 'Smart Village'
Jaipur, Nov 10 : The Rajasthan government has come up with the Smart Village initiative -- on the lines of the central government's Smart Cities Mission. Read Full Story

Rajasthan inks Rs 4,400-cr MoUs on day-2 of agri meet
Jaipur, Nov 10 : The Rajasthan government inked 38 Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) worth Rs 4,400 crore on Thursday -- the second day of "Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) 2016" -- for investments in agriculture and allied segments. 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 open over 2,600 farm equipment renting centres: CM
Jaipur, Nov 9 : Rajasthan plans to open over 2,600 hiring centres at the panchayat samiti level in the next three years to enable the state's farmers to rent farming equipment, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said on Wednesday. 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

Long queues outside ATMS, petrol pumps in Jaipur
Jaipur, Nov 9 : Long queues were seen outside ATMs and petrol pumps here after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes would not be legal tender after midnight on Tuesday. 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

Rajasthan sees Rs 7,000-cr investment deals at Agritech meet
New Delhi, Nov 4 : The Rajasthan government is expecting an investment of about Rs 7,000 crore at its Agritech meet in Jaipur next week, said state Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini on Friday. 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

Four killed, 30 injured as bus overturns in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Nov 2 : Four persons were killed and at least 30 injured when a private bus overturned in Jhunjhunu district over 220 kms from here on Wednesday, police said. Read Full Story

Thailand's crown prince to be confirmed king Dec 1
Bangkok, Nov 2 : Thailand is making preparations for Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to be named as the country's new king on December 1, a media report said. Read Full Story

Jaipur Literature Festival: Names of 10 more speakers announced
Jaipur, Nov 1 : The Jaipur Literature Festival on Tuesday announced the names of 10 more speakers who will appear at its January 2017 edition. 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

5 electrocuted near Jaipur
Jaipur, Oct 29 : Five persons were electrocuted to death when a tandoor with iron angles came in contact with a high tension electricity line near Jaipur late Friday night, police said. Read Full Story

SC asks Rajasthan if Asaram can be shifted to AIIMS - Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 28 : The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Rajasthan government asking if self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, on his plea, be shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here for his treatment. Read Full Story

Rajasthan promotes progressive farming with olive cultivation (Lead, with Images)
Jaipur, Oct 28 : Sahab Ram Saharan, a farmer in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district, some 15 km from the India-Pakistan border, finds cultivating traditional crops unprofitable. Now, encouraged by the government, he has turned a progressive farmer by growing olives -- and hopes to reap a profit Rs 10 lakh to Rs 12 lakh ($15,000-$18,000) this year. Read Full Story

Rajasthan promotes progressive farming through live cultivation
Jaipur, Oct 28 : Sahab Ram Saharan lives in the small hamlet of Maderan in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district, some 15 km from the India-Pakistan border. Cultivating traditional crops was unprofitable and, encouraged by the government, he became a progressive farmer by growing olives -- and hopes to make a profit Rs 10 lakh to Rs 12 lakh ($15,000-$18,000) this year. Read Full Story

Third man in ISI spy ring arrested from Jodhpur
New Delhi, Oct 27 : The Rajasthan Police on Thursday arrested a visa agent, Sohaib Nagaur, who was allegedly working as a spy for Pakistan's ISI, police said. 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

Swanand Kirkire, Tahmima Anam among speakers at JLF
New Delhi, Oct 25 : Indian lyricist-playback singer Swanand Kirkire and British Bangladeshi writer Tahmima Anam will be among the speakers at the upcoming Jaipur Literature Fest (JLF). Read Full Story

Gwalior zoo to be shut for a month over avian flu
Gwalior, Oct 24 : Gwalior Zoo is to remain closed for a month after five painted storks succumbed to avian flu, authorities said on Monday. Zoo employees have also been instructed to observe all precautions. 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

Rajasthan moves SC against Salman in chinkara poaching cases
Jaipur, Oct 18 : The Rajasthan government has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the acquittal of Bollywood actor Salman Khan by the High Court in two 18-year-old chinkara poaching cases, a senior law officer said on Tuesday. Read Full Story

RIFF 2016 concludes with folksy tunes, jazzy beats
Jodhpur, Oct 17 : The five-day-long Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) 2016 reached its peak with back-to-back performances by Rajasthani folk and international musicians, running till late night and stretching up to the wee hours with a dawn concert on the concluding day. Read Full Story

Music can bring people together: French musician
Jodhpur, Oct 15 : French multi-instrumentalist Davy Sicard believes the "universal language" that music speaks has the power to ban wars from the world and can unify people. Read Full Story

'Incorporate folk music in syllabus to attract urban youth'
Jodhpur, Oct 15 : Call it the influence of western music or the attraction towards Bollywood, the popularity of folk music is fading away. There is thus a need to incorporate such art forms in students' syllabus to attract them to it from a young age, says Vijay Verma, the former curator of Mehrangarh Museum and Additional Chief Secretary of the Rajasthan government. Read Full Story

Storytelling, recitation: RIFF sets the note high for music patrons
Jodhpur, Oct 14 : With a backdrop defining the monumental legacy of the locale and music personifying its rich culture, the ongoing Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) 2016 on Friday featured a storytelling session which saw the audience from different countries mesmerised by the local talent. Read Full Story

Russia shows interest in investing in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Oct 11 : Investors from Russia have evinced interest in investing in Rajasthan, state government officials said here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

RIFF 2016 to raise bar with collaborations, performances
Jodhpur, Oct 11 Oct 11 : The Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) 2016, which begins here on Thursday, promises enthralling live action for music lovers to cherish, the organiser said. Read Full Story

Showcasing heritage of the Maharanas of unconquered Mewar
Udaipur, Oct 11 : Housed in one of the largest palace complexes of Rajasthan is a quaint museum that artfully records the life and times of a kingdom that proudly claims it never "bowed down to the Mughals, or to the East India Company". Read Full Story

India never counts bullets while retaliating: Rajnath
Barmer (Rajasthan), Oct 8 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday reviewed security on the international border in the desert state and said India never attacked anyone but doesn't count the bullets when retaliating. Read Full Story

India to fully seal border with Pakistan: Rajnath Singh
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan), Oct 7 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asserted that India will completely seal its border with Pakistan by December 2018. Read Full Story

Rajnath takes veiled dig at Rahul, calls for restraint
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan), Oct 7 : In a veiled dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on politicisation of surgical strikes, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the country should be united and people from all walks of life should exercise restraint. Read Full Story

India to fully seal border with Pakistan: Rajnath Singh
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan), Oct 7 : India has decided to completely seal its winding border with Pakistan by December 2018, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. Read Full Story

Rajnath leaves for Jaisalmer to assess border security
New Delhi, Oct 7 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday left here for Jaisalmer to take stock of the security in the areas along the International Boundary with Pakistan to and meet the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers posted there. 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

Ink attack on Kejriwal in Bikaner
Jaipur, Oct 4 : Two young men on Tuesday threw ink on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the state's Bikaner city, police said, adding both have been detained. Read Full Story

Gehlot criticises BJP for publicising surgical strikes
Jaipur, Oct 4 : Former Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has criticized BJP for "publicising" and "politicising" last week's cross-border surgical strikes by the Indian Army across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Intra-state air service launched in Rajasthan (Lead, correcting intro)
Jaipur, Oct 4 : The first flight of an intra-state air service from Jaipur to Jodhpur and Udaipur was launched on Tuesday from here. Read Full Story

Intra-state air service launched in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Oct 4 : The first flight of an intra-state air service from Jaipur to Udaipur via Jodhpur was launched on Tuesday from here. 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

AAP backs PM on army action, nail Pakistan's lies: Kejriwal
Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Oct 4 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the AAP was with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the surgical strikes in Pakistani territory and wanted him to give a "befitting reply" to Islamabad's claims that no such operation took place. Read Full Story

Congress does dinner diplomacy in Rajasthan to resolve differenc
Jaipur, Oct 4 : Congress leaders in Rajasthan are now indulging in dinner diplomacy every month to thrash out differences among party leaders and ensure unity ahead of the 2018 assembly polls. Read Full Story

IAF Jaguar crashes in Rajasthan, pilots safe
New Delhi/Jaipur, Oct 3 : An IAF Jaguar fighter jet crashed in Rajasthan's Pokhran area on Monday, but both pilots managed to eject safely, an officer said. Read Full Story

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