Rajasthan News

Rajasthan quota agitation: Jat leader wants assurance from Govt. 'in writing'
Bharatpur (Rajasthan) , June 23 : After Jat protestors in Rajasthan blocked railway tracks seeking OBC quota reservation for the community belonging to Dholpur and Bharatpur districts, Jat leader Vishvendra Singh on Friday stated that if government was willing to provide reservation, it should be given in writing. Read Full Story

Raj. Health Minister assures investigation into circular seeking doctors' caste row
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , June 22 : After the health department demanded caste details of doctors posted in Bikaner, Nagaur, Jodhpur and Barmer districts of Rajasthan, state Health Minister Kali Charan Saraf on Thursday asserted that an action would be taken against Health Director V.K. Mathur and the Principal Secretary of the state would investigate the matter. Read Full Story

SECI tenders 750 mw solar park in Rajasthan
New Delhi June 22 : Setting a new trend in the Solar Energy sector again, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered a750 MW of solar park in the state of Rajasthan, at a low benchmark price of Rs.3.93/kWh compared to the previous benchmark price of Rs.4.43/kWh. Read Full Story

'I am poor, receive ration from NFSA', painted on houses in Rajasthan's Dausa
Dausa (Rajasthan) , June 22 : In a bizarre case, several houses in Rajasthan's Dausa district were found painted with 'I am poor, receive ration'. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Silver coins dating back to year 1904-1919 found in Bhusawar
Bharatpur (Rajasthan) , June 19 : Silver coins dating back to year 1904-1919 were found near banks of the Banganga river in Bharatpur's Bhusawar. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Ten peacocks found dead in Mandalgarh
Bhilwara (Rajasthan) , June 19 : In a shocking incident here in Mandalgarh, ten peacocks were found dead in the forests of Ganeshpura. Read Full Story

Rajasthan Police busts cricket betting racket
Jhalawar/ JhunJhunu (Rajasthan) , June 18 : The Rajasthan Police on Sunday busted cricket betting racket that was taking place across the state during the Champions Trophy Final match that was played between India and Pakistan. Read Full Story

Rajasthan farmers to begin mass protest from June 20
Udaipur (Rajasthan) , June 18 : Unhappy with the Rajasthan Government over handling of farmers' issues in the state, the Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) on Sunday declared that it will launch a state-wide agitation against the government from June 20, adding that all the farmers market (mandi) will be shut down in the state. Read Full Story

Three labourers die after being run over by train engine
Sikar (Rajasthan) , June 18 : At least three labourers were killed after being run over by a train engine that was on a trial in Rajasthan's Sikar district today. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Four killed, two injured in car-collision
Hanumangarh (Rajasthan) , June 18 : Four people were killed and two injured in a car-collision in Rajasthan's Hanumangarh today. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Five arrested in connection of illegal stone mining
Bharatpur (Rajasthan) , June 17 : The Rajasthan Police on Friday arrested five people in connection of the illegal mining of stone from Tayra village of Rajasthan's Bharatpur district. Read Full Story

Congress questions Rajasthan officials 'audacity' as they photograph women, lynch man who objected
New Delhi , June 17 : Reacting to a group of government officials, who allegedly lynched a 55-year-old Muslim man for trying to stop them from photographing women defecating in public, the Congress Party on Saturday urged the Rajasthan government to take strictest of action against the culprits Read Full Story

Rajasthan lynching: Activists demand rigorous punishment for accused
Kolkata (West Bengal)/Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 17 : After an activist Zafar Hussein was lynched to death in Rajasthan for resisting photography and videography of women defecating in open, activists on Saturday demanded rigorous punishment against the accused, citing said the deceased lost his life for a social cause. Read Full Story

Rajasthan Govt. to department heads: Identify inefficient employees for removal
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , June 17 : Rajasthan Chief Secretary O.P. Meena, has in an order, asked all department heads to identify employees, who have completed 15 years of service or attained 50 years of their age and whose work is unsatisfactory. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: 60 people fall ill after eating contaminated food
Bharatpur (Rajasthan) , June 17 : As many as 60 people, including 13 children, fell sick after eating contaminated food at a ceremony in Bharatpur's Sarsaina village. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: CPI (ML) activist Zafar lynched to death for resisting photography of women defecating in open
Jaipur (Rajasthan)/New Delhi , June 17 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation has issued a statement stating that activist Zafar Hussein was lynched to death in Rajasthan for resisting photography and videography of women defecating in open. Read Full Story

4 dead, 10 injured in road mishap in Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) , June 15 : At least four people were killed and ten others injured in a car accident in Jaisalmer's Fatehgarh on Thursday. Read Full Story

4 suspected ISI agents arrested in Rajasthan
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) , June 15 : Four suspected agents of Pakistani intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) were caught in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer on Thursday. Read Full Story

Blackbuck case: Prosecution's plea rejected, next hearing on July 6
Jodhpur (Rajasthan) , June 14 : The Jodhpur Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing in the blackbuck poaching case involving actor Salman Khan and others till July 6. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Five policemen suspended after allegedly beating BJP MLA's son
Tonk (Rajasthan) , June 14 : Five policemen including a sub-inspector were suspended after they beat up the son of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ajit Singh in Rajasthan's Tonk town. Read Full Story

Shocking! Rats nibble on newborn's fingers in Rajasthan's hospital
Banswara (Rajasthan) , June 13 : In another case of hospital negligence, a four-day-old baby was found nibbled by rats at a government-run hospital in Rajasthan's Banswara district. Read Full Story

32-year-old raped in Bandra Jaipur Aravali express, accused arrested
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , June 13 : Western Railways on Tuesday confirmed that one person has been arrested for raping a 32-year-old girl on the Bandra-Jaipur Aravali Express on June 9. Read Full Story

PM Modi failed to live up to promises made to people: Ashok Gehlot
New Delhi , June 13 : Former Rajasthan chief minister and Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of failing to live up to the promises he made to the people of the nation. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Congress to hold state-wide demonstration in support of farmer's demands
New Delhi , June 11 : The Congress Party will hold a state-wide demonstration in support of farmers' demand. Read Full Story

Jodhpur is rich on 'Safai Abhiyan'
Jodhpur (Rajasthan) , June 6 : A locality of Jodhpur has initiated a unique way of collecting garbage. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Five killed after truck collides with car in Jaipur
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , June 6 : At least five people were killed after an overloaded truck fell on a car in Rajasthan's Jaipur. Read Full Story

Horse rams into car in Jaipur
Jaipur (Rajasthan) June 5 : The people witnessed a rare accident on Sunday here. The accident didn't involve two vehicles, but a horse and a car. Read Full Story

Bhanwari Devi case: Accused Indra Bishnoi sent to seven-day CBI custody
Jodhpur (Rajasthan) , May 3 : Indra Bishnoi, one of the accused in Rajasthan's Bhanwari Devi murder, on Saturday was remanded to a seven-day Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody. Read Full Story

Bhanwari Devi murder: Mastermind nabbed from MP after six-years
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , June 3 : After four-months of sustained tracking, the Rajasthan Police has arrested Indira Bishnoi, the alleged mastermind in the 2011 Bhanwari Devi abduction-murder case from Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district. Read Full Story

Peacocks are Brahmachari, they don't have sex: Rajasthan HC judge
New Delhi , May 31 : Sharing a baffling view on the national bird peacock, Rajasthan High Court judge Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma on Wednesday said they are brahmachari (celibrate) and don't have sex. Read Full Story

Cows deserve respect similar to that of parents: Rajasthan HC
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , May 31 : Welcoming and abiding by the judgment of the Rajasthan High Court in recommending the Centre that the cow should be made the national animal, the Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday stated that cows deserve respect similar to that of parents. Read Full Story

Make cow the national animal: Rajasthan HC to Centre
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , May 31 : In the hearing over the Hingonia Gaushala matter, the Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday recommended the Centre that the cow be made the national animal, further adding that the punishment for cow slaughter should be escalated to life imprisonment. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Six BSF personnel injured in 'accidental' mortar blast
Kishangarh (Rajasthan) , May 30 : As many as six Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel were injured in an accidental mortar blast that took place on Tuesday morning in the field firing range here. Read Full Story

Mobile towers near prison centers: SC issues notice to Rajasthan Govt.
New Delhi , May 29 : The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Rajasthan Government over removing mobile towers within a distance of 500 metres of prison centers. Read Full Story

Sikh men thrashed: Legal action was taken, assures Rajasthan SP
New Delhi , May 26 : The Rajasthan Police has assured that legal action was taken by the local cops at the time when Sikh men were allegedly beaten up by local residents of Chainpura in Ajmer district. Read Full Story

Jaipur: ATS busts fake Army recruitment racket, 4 held
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , May 24 : The Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad on Wednesday arrested four people for their alleged involvement with a fake Army recruitment racket. Read Full Story

'Anti-poor, anti-Dalit' mentality ingrained in BJP's DNA: Congress
Jaipur (Rajasthan) May 22 : Anti-poor and anti-Dalit mentality is part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) DNA, alleged Congress on Monday in wake of the Dalit meal row surrounding B.S. Yeddyurappa. Read Full Story

Jaipur residents object to private hospitals monopoly
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , May 20 : people took to streets in Jaipur, Rajasthan, on Saturday to protest against the negligence and monopoly of private hospitals. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Suspected ISI agent nabbed from Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) , May 20 : A suspected Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent was arrested in a joint operation of the Army and Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from Jaisalmer's Kunjaladi village on Saturday. Read Full Story

Jaipur: Gujjar community back under OBC category
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , May 20 : With the Gujjar community set to be included under the OBC category, Rajasthan Social Justice & Empowerment, Minority Affairs Minister Arun Chaturvedi on Saturday assured that the main motive of the Rajasthan government is to protect the jobs of the five castes in the state. Read Full Story

Jaisalmer: Two Pak nationals detained
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) May 20 : The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and a special team of Army intelligence have detained two Pakistani nationals on suspicion of being Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agents in Jaisalmer's Kunjarli village. Read Full Story

Kota Police seize car that mowed down two people
Kota (Rajasthan) , May 18 : Police in Kota, Rajasthan, on Thursday confirmed seizing a car that mowed down two people earlier this month. Read Full Story

Man killed in the name of 'honour' in Jaipur
Jaipur (Rajasthan) May 17 : A man was on Wednesday killed in the name of honour here by his in-laws, said police. Read Full Story

IPL betting menace: Police arrest 5 bookies in Rajasthan
Bhilwara (Rajasthan) , May 17 : Police arrested five bookies from Bhilwara city of Rajasthan for allegedly betting in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. Read Full Story

Saddam Hussain arrested for impersonating Osama bin Laden!
Bhilwada (Rajasthan) May 15 : A man is now behind the bars who tried to make an Aadhaar card in the name of dreaded dead terrorist Osama bin Laden. Read Full Story

Rajasthan government orders probe of Bharatpur wedding hall collapse
Bharatpur (Rajasthan) , May 11 : Rajasthan Health Minster KaliCharan Saraf , on Thursday, described the death of over 24 people in a wedding hall collapse in Bharatpur as the most unfortunate. Read Full Story

Wedding hall collapse: CM Vasundhara Raje likely to visit Bharatpur
Bharatpur (Rajasthan) , May 11 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is likely to visit the wedding hall that collapsed last night killing 25 people and injuring 28 in Bharatpur. Read Full Story

Congress condemns Rajasthan minister Kalicharan Saraf's 'hollow sensitivity'
New Delhi , May 11 : Perturbed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajasthan minister Kalicharan Saraf's stance on protection of women against acts of sexual violence, the Congress party on Thursday, while condemning the remark, said the minister's opinion showed his lack of sensitivity and shame. Read Full Story

Bharatpur wedding hall collapse: DM blames heavy rain for mishap
Bharatpur (Rajasthan) , May 11 : In the aftermath of 22 people being killed after a wedding hall collapsed here, District Magistrate N.K. Gupta said the incident was triggered due to a thunderstorm and rainfall in the district. Read Full Story

NIA frames charges against alleged ISIS sympathizer
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , May 10 : A special judge of the National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Wednesday framed charges against alleged ISIS sympathiser Mohammed Sirajuddin. Read Full Story

Rajasthan minister's shocker! Says rape incidents can't be prevented
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , May 10 : In a shocking statement, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajasthan minister Kalicharan Saraf on Wednesday stirred a controversy with his remark asserting that the government cannot prevent rape incidences from taking place, adding that it can only catch hold the culprits. Read Full Story

Jaisalmer: Air Force arrests suspicious person from restricted area
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) , May 10: The Air Force on Wednesday arrested a suspicious person from the restricted area near the Air Force base in Jaisalmer. Read Full Story

BJP sends notice to Ghanshyam Tiwari for anti-party activities
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , May 7: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday issued notice to Rajasthan senior party leader Ghanshyam Tiwari for anti-party activities. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Tractor turns turtle killing six children
Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan) , May 7 : At least six children were killed and 21 injured after the driver of a tractor, carrying children and women lost control and turned turtle late on Saturday night at around 10:45 p.m. here. Read Full Story

IndiGo flight collides with aerobridge, no injury reported
New Delhi , May 6 : A major accident was averted when an IndiGo flight on Saturday morning came in contact with an aerobridge, while being marshalled to the parking spot at Jaipur Airport. Read Full Story

Rajnath Singh chairs meeting to aid drought-affected Rajasthan
New Delhi , May 2 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired a high-level committee meeting for central assistance to Rajasthan in the wake of drought that took place last year. Read Full Story

Rajasthan BJP's 2-day working committee meeting begins
Jodhpur , May 1 : The Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 2-day working committee meeting began in Jodhpur yesterday with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje presiding over it. Read Full Story

Ruchir Modi denies role in cancellation of RCA elections
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Downplaying C.P. Joshi's allegation that the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections were cancelled on Lalit Modi's son Ruchir Modi's accord, the latter on Friday denied his involvement in the aforementioned development. Read Full Story

Won't tolerate Alwar lynching-like incidents: Raje
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , Apr 25 : Days after a 55-year-old dairy farmer died after allegedly being attacked by cow vigilantes in Alwar, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday said such incidents will not be tolerated in her state. Read Full Story

Rajasthan Governor's plane makes emergency landing at Lucknow airport
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) Apr 23 : Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh's plane C56X on Sunday made an emergency landing at Lucknow airport after technical snag in landing gear. Read Full Story

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