Rajasthan News

Rajasthan: Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft crashes in Barmer, pilots safe
Barmer (Rajasthan) , Mar. 15 : A Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft crashed in Shivkar Kudla village in Rajasthan's Barmer on Wednesday while on a routine training sortie. Read Full Story

Won't let PM's aircraft land in Kota: BJP MLA Rajawat
Kota (Rajasthan) , Mar. 6 : Expressing displeasure over the lack of air connectivity to Kota, Rajasthan, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Bhawani Singh Rajawat has threatened not to let the aircraft of VIPs, including that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi land in the area. Read Full Story

Rajasthan becomes India's first state to have all-women staff police station
Jaipur (Rajasthan) Mar. 5 : Rajasthan has become India's first state to have all-women staff police station. Read Full Story

Road accident in Rajasthan leaves 17 people dead
Jaipur, Mar 3 : Seventeen people died in a jeep-truck collision in Rajasthan's Hanumangarh district on Friday, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Fire breaks out at petrol pump in Kota
Kota, (Rajasthan), Feb. 20 : A fire broke out at a petrol pump in Rajasthan's Kota while refuelling on Monday. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Villagers rescue girl sold for Rs. 7 lakh
Alwar (Rajasthan) , Feb. 20 : A minor girl from Rajasthan's Alwar district was rescued by local villagers after her father had sold her off for Rs. 7 lakh to unknown persons in Haryana. Read Full Story

Jaipur: Rocket lands out of boundary range, no causalities, says army
Jaipur (Rajasthan) . Feb. 18 : There was no loss of life or injury to any person when the army carried out a practice firing in which a rocket landed near a cultivated field on the outskirts Jaisalmer's Mohangarh area, the officials said on Thursday. Read Full Story

Two suspected Pak spies detained by police
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) /Bhojpur (Bihar) , Feb. 12 : Two suspected Pakistani spies were detained by the police on Sunday. Read Full Story

Facebook love led US woman to marry lover with Hindu rituals
Bundi, (Rajasthan) Feb. 7 : Love has no boundaries, and this woman from America just proved it right. Facebook love took a step and encouraged Jessica Jonnes tie the knot with Ankit Gupta in proper Hindu rituals and traditions on Monday in Rajasthan's Bundi district. Read Full Story

SC agrees to hear Rajasthan Govt.'s plea on Gujjar reservation
New Delhi , Feb. 3 : In a big relief to the Rajasthan Government, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a petition of the state government against the high court judgment which quashed the reservation of five percent offered to the Special Backward Class (SBC), including the Gujjar community. Read Full Story

Dhaulpur: Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha protests against Bhansali's Padmavati
Dhaulpur [Rajasthan], Jan. 30 : The Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha staged a protest in Dhaulpur area of Rajasthan on Monday against director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his upcoming film 'Padmavati'. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: One dead, 12 injured as multiple vehicles collide at NH 27
Baran (Rajasthan) [India], Jan. 30 : At least one person was dead and 12 others injured as multiple vehicles collided at NH 27 near Rajasthan's Baran due to fog. Read Full Story

One dead, several injured as 30 vehicles collide on Jaipur-Agra highway
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Jan. 29 : In a major accident, at least one person was killed and several injured as almost 30 vehicles rammed into each other on Jaipur- Agra highway on Sunday due to fog. Read Full Story

30 vehicles collide on Jaipur-Agra highway due to fog, one dead
New Delhi, Jan 29 : In a major accident due to thick fog on the Jaipur-Agra highway, around 30 vehicles collided which resulted in the death of one person, media reports said. Read Full Story

Rajput Karni Sena defends the right to stop 'Padmavati' shoot
Jaipur(Rajasthan)[India],Jan 28:The Rajput Karni Sena on Saturday defended its right to stop the shoot of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali- produced "Padmavati", and the assault on the director. Read Full Story

Congress leader backs Karni Sena, says no one has right to dent Padmavati's image
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India]: Backing the views of Rajput Karni Sena, who thrashed noted director Sanjay Leela Bhansali over his upcoming Indian period drama- Padmavati, Rajasthan Congress leader Pratap Singh on Saturday said that Queen Padmavati was not anyone's 'lover' as the filmmaker is portraying her in his upcoming flick, and was devoted to her husband. Read Full Story

Won't let history of our ancestors be tarnished: Rajput Karni Sena on attacking Bhansali
Jaipur [India], Jan. 28 : Passionately defending its action of vandalising the sets of upcoming Indian period drama 'Padmavati' and assaulting its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the Rajput Karni Sena on Saturday warned that they will not let the history of their ancestors be tarnished, adding that they would defend their Rajput lineage from ignominy. Read Full Story

Padmavati row: Rajasthan HM condemns attack on Bhansali, assures probe
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India]: Condemning the attack on noted filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali by Rajput Karni Sena workers, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Singh Kataria on Saturday said that flouting law to express anger is not called for, adding that probe would be initiated in the matter. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Fire breaks out in chemical factory
Udaipur (Rajasthan) , Jan. 23 : A fire broke out in a chemical factory here on Monday. Read Full Story

International poetry anthology CAPITALS launched at Jaipur Lit Fest
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , Jan. 22 : CAPITALS - a poetry anthology on 185 capital cities of the world edited by poet-diplomat Abhay K. was jointly launched by British poet Ruth Padel, American poet and director of the International Writing Programme at the University of Iowa Christopher Merrill, Indian poet and novelist Tabish Khair and the Head of Bloomsbury India Rajiv Beri at the Jaipur Literature Festival yesterday. Read Full Story

Jaipur Literature Festival to begin today
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , Jan. 19 : Jaipur Literature Festival will begin today in the pink city of Rajasthan Read Full Story

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

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