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Tension in Jaipur after rape of minor girl
Jaipur, July 2 (IANS) Tension prevailed here after a group of people surrounded a police station and vandalized several cars to protest the rape of a seven-year-old girl, officials said on Tuesday.
2019-07-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan received normal rainfall in June
Jaipur, July 1 (IANS) At a time when many states in the country are reeling under drought-like situation with the monsoon shying away from opening up the clouds, Rajasthan has received normal rainfall in June, officials said.
2019-07-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'...Far From Home' not about replacing Iron Man: Tom Holland
Bali, June 29 (IANS) Is "Spider-Man: Far From Home" about Peter Parker/Spider-Man becoming the next Iron Man? Actor Tom Holland says it is not about replacing Iron Man, but stepping up as a superhero.
2019-06-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress to form Vedic Shiksha and Sanskar Board in Rajasthan
Jaipur, June 28 (IANS) The Congress government in Rajasthan would form a Vedic Shiksha and Sanskar Board in Rajasthan to revive the knowledge of ancient Sanskrit scriptures to ensure that the future generation assimilates the country's glorious traditions, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said here on Friday.
2019-06-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Politics
Rajasthan Assembly gives live coverage on YouTube as media boycott proceedings
Jaipur, June 28 (IANS) As the media continued to boycott the Rajasthan Assembly proceedings for the second day on Friday in the wake of several restrictions imposed on them, the officials broadcast the proceedings live on YouTube, making it first such live telecast on the Internet.
2019-06-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan govt not to disinvest in Chhabra, Kalisindh thermal plants
Jaipur, 26 June (IANS) The Congress government in Rajasthan has decided not to disinvest in Chhabra and Kalisindh thermal power plants, as their operational capacity and financial health have remarkably improved.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan tent collapse toll rises to 15, Gehlot visits spot
Jaipur, June 24 (IANS) The toll in the tent collapse at a religious gathering in Rajasthan's Barmer on Sunday in a storm went up to 15 while the number of injured has gone up to 70, police said.
2019-06-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Farmer's suicide: Rajasthan MP demands criminal case against Congress
Jaipur, June 24 (IANS) Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal, a farmer leader, on Monday, demanded that a criminal case should be registered against the Congress for making fake promises of loan waivers in their manifesto due to which farmers are committing suicide in Rajasthan.
2019-06-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
14 killed as tent collapses at Rajasthan religious gathering (3rd Lead)
Jaipur, June 23 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 26 others injured when a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering in Rajasthan's Barmer on Sunday collapsed as a storm hit the area, police said.
2019-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
14 dead, 26 injured as tent collapses during rain in Rajasthan (2nd Lead)
Jaipur, June 23 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 26 injured when a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering collapsed during rain in Rajasthan's Barmer on Sunday, police said.
2019-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
11 dead, many injured as tent collapses during religious gathering in Rajasthan
Jaipur, June 23 (IANS) Around 11 people died and many were injured when a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering collapsed during a dust storm in Rajasthan's Barmer on Sunday, police said.
2019-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army to celebrate birth centenary of war hero Lt Gen Sagat Singh
Jaipur, June 20 (IANS) The birth centenary of war hero Lt General Sagat Singh, who led the operation to liberate Goa from Portuguese rule, will be celebrated across Rajasthan from July 8-14 this year, Southwestern Command chief Lt Gen Cherish Mathson said here.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Congress high command moves to set its Rajasthan house in order
Jaipur, June 19 (IANS) The Congress central leadership seems to be taking control to set its house in order in Rajasthan as infighting and factional feuds have become everyday affairs at the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) headquarters in the state.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
3 state governments turn to astrology to ensure survival, seer claims
Jaipur, June 13 (IANS) In a spiritual turn of events, the governments of three states - Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka - have turned to astrology to ensure they complete their full terms, a Madhya Pradesh-based astrologer has claimed.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Four asked to plant 270 saplings for cutting 27 trees
Jaipur, June 4 (IANS) A district court directed four persons to plant 270 saplings in a month and look after them as they were found guilty of cutting 27 trees for smuggling.
2019-06-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Video of doctor beating patient in Jaipur hospital goes viral
Jaipur, June 3 (IANS) A video went viral on social media on Monday in which a resident doctor at the SMS Hospital here was seen mercilessly beating a man who seemed to be a patient at the hospital.
2019-06-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
School dropout claimed to be IPS, spoke on UPSC tests, arrested
Jaipur, June 2 (IANS) A young man who did not complete his school education but pretended to be an IPS officer and delivered motivational speeches on how to crack IIT and UPSC examinations has finally landed in the police net.
2019-06-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Churu sizzles at 50 degree Celsius
Jaipur, June 1 (IANS) Rajasthan's Churu was hottest on Saturday with temperature touching 50 degree Celsius in the district, said the met department.
2019-06-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Congress MLA sits on hunger strike against his own government in Rajasthan
Jaipur, June 1 (IANS) Congress MLA and former Director General of Police (DGP) Harish Meena began an indefinite hunger strike on Saturday protesting against his own government in Rajasthan for the death of a tractor driver who was allegedly beaten up by policemen in Tonk district on Wednesday.
2019-06-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan Congress rules out leadership change in state
Jaipur, May 29 (IANS) Amid turmoil in the ruling Congress in Rajasthan, state party in-charge Avinash Pandey on Wednesday denied speculation about a leadership change, following the party's failure to win even one of the state's 25 Lok Sabha seats.
2019-05-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
My victory a trust vote for Modi: Diya Kumari (Interview)
Jaipur, May 29 (IANS) As a young and dynamic leader from Rajasthan, Diya Kumari, the newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Rajsamand, has a fair chance of either being picked up as a Union Minister by Prime Minister Narendra Modi or promoted as a face of the party in the state.
2019-05-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
No question of leaving the Congress, says Pilot
Jaipur, May 28 (IANS) Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Tuesday insisted that there was no question of him leaving the Congress at a time when there was speculation about his role in the party in case Congress President Rahul Gandhi quits.
2019-05-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Ram ka kaam ho kar hi rahega': Mohan Bhagwat in Udaipur
Jaipur, May 27 (IANS) Days after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) scripted a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said that "Ram ka kaam karna hai, Ram ka kaam ho kar hi rahega (Ram's work needs to be done and Ram's work will be done)."
2019-05-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
11 arrested for duping investors of funds worth Rs 8,000 crore
Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) The Special Operations Group of the state police has arrested eleven office-bearers of a cooperative society on charges of duping lakhs of investors of funds worth Rs 8,000 crore, said SOG Director General Bhupendra Singh Yadav on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Huge victory margins in Rajasthan tell a different tale
Jaipur, May 23 (IANS) As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) approaches towards a clean sweep in Rajasthan, the increasing vote margins on many crucial seats prove the slogan "Modi tujhse bair nahin", which once echoed in 2018 in Jhunjhunu.
2019-05-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Mandhana focuses on winning for India, not rankings
Jaipur, May 21 (IANS) Smriti Mandhana, the leading batswoman in ODIs, insists that she never thinks about being the number one batter and focuses on how she could contribute to the team and win matches for India.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Exit polls have been wrong many times earlier: Gehlot
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) Contending that exit polls have proven wrong many times, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday said that Congress shall present a good performance in Lok Sabha elections as the results come out on May 23.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Tried copying Smriti Mandhana, didn't work: Riyan Parag
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) Seventeen-year-old batsman Riyan Parag, who rose to fame after he helped Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in one of their fixtures in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted he admires leading woman batter Smriti Mandhana and tries to copy her style of batting.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Raje glad at prospects of Modi's return
Jaipur, May 19 (IANS) Reacting to the exit polls which largely predicted the return of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to power at the Centre, BJP leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said on Sunday that she was glad that Narendra Modi will become the Prime Minister again, realising the dreams of crores of Indians.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
'Jauhar' textbook row reaches Rajasthan CM's office
Jaipur, May 18 (IANS) The controversy over the removal of a picture of 'jauhar' or self-immolation by women from class VIII textbooks on Saturday reached the Rajasthan Chief Minister's Office with two Congress ministers locking horns on the issue.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Politics
Rajasthan HC notice to Gehlot government over rising rape cases
Jodhpur, May 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Friday, terming the administration and police a "failure", issued notice to the Ashok Gehlot government on the rising incidents of rape in the state.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul didn't meet child rape victim due to tight schedule
Alwar, May 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi, here on Thursday, said he would not meet a six-year-old rape victim, in a village near here, as it was "not part of his programme".
2019-05-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rahul meets Alwar gangrape victim, assures justice
Jaipur, May 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the Alwar gang-rape victim, and assured her and the family of justice.
2019-05-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan mulls removing DeMo from school textbooks
Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) The Rajasthan government is reportedly planning to remove all references about demonetisation, as well as editing the profile of RSS icon Vinayak Savarkar, from textbooks of the state board to be published for the academic session 2019-2020.
2019-05-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Politics
Rahul's meeting with Alwar gang-rape victim cancelled
Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi's proposed visit to Alwar to meet the gang-rape victim here on Wednesday was cancelled due to bad weather.
2019-05-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Team Army wins two titles at Desert Storm 2019
Jaisalmer, May 12 (IANS) The Indian Armys bravehearts made their presence felt in the 2019 Desert Storm in a big way, winning the Team Trophies in two out of the three categories that they competed in late on Saturday.
2019-05-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Motorsports
Harmanpreet's 51 help Supernovas win Women's T20 title
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur's blistering half-century (51 off 37) helped Supernovas win the inaugural season of the Womens T20 Challenge 2019 as they defeated Velocity by four wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Saturday.
2019-05-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Velocity posts 121/6 against Supernovas in T20
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) Some disciplined bowling by Supernovas restricted Velocity to 121/6 in the final of the Womens T20 Challenge 2019 even as Sushma Verma (40 unbetaen) and Amelia Kerr (36 off 38) chipped in with valuable contributions.
2019-05-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Alwar losing its sheen as tourist hub with rising crime rate
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) Alwar, once a preferred destination in Rajasthan for foreign tourists, is seeing the number of visitors dwindling as the town now makes news for all wrong reasons, including cases of mob lynching, cow smuggling and gang-rapes.
2019-05-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
TVS Racing wins Desert Storm 2019
Jaisalmer, May 11 (IANS) A dominating performance from French rider Adrien Metge saw TVS Racing win the 2019 edition of Desert Storm here on Saturday. Metge enjoyed a dream run in the rally, never once relinquishing his overall lead position across all stages despite the extreme heat.
2019-05-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Motorsports
Alwar gang rape: IO named, to give report in 10 days
Jaipur, May 10 (IANS) The Alwar gang rape case will be probed by a Rajasthan government officer in the rank of Divisional Commissioner, an official said here on Friday.
2019-05-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patient killed in Jaipur hospital blaze: Family
Jaipur, May 10 (IANS) A patient was killed after a massive blaze broke out at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital here on Friday, her family said.
2019-05-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 14% voting in Rajasthan LS polls (2nd Lead) (10 a.m.)
Jaipur, May 6 (IANS) Rajasthan recorded 14.05 per cent voter turnout on Monday in the first three hours of polling to the state's 12 constituencies in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, according to officials.
2019-05-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Proud day for India, says Modi on UNSC decision
Jaipur, May 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that it was a proud day for India after the United Nations (UN) declared Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist.
2019-05-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Terrorism
Cancer-stricken village near nuclear test site cries for help
Jaipur, April 30 (IANS) Close to the India-Pakistan border near Rajasthan's Pokhran lies a village named Khartoli where residents are slowly succumbing to cancer, perhaps paying the price for the two nuclear tests conducted in its vicinity. However, none of the officials concerned have so far paid attention to their health travails.
2019-04-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
68.75% turnout in Rajasthan's first phase of LS polls
Jaipur, April 29 (IANS) Rajasthan saw a turnout of 68.75 per cent in the first phase of Lok Sabha election in the state involving voting for 13 out of its 25 seats on Monday, officials said.
2019-04-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan witnesses 62% polling till 5 p.m.
Jaipur, April 29 (IANS) Rajasthan witnessed 62.06 per cent polling till 5 p.m. on Monday in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections with the highest polling recorded in Barmer at 67.92 per cent while the lowest voting took place in Tonk Sawai Madhopur at 55.35 per cent.
2019-04-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
13 Rajasthan LS seats to go to polls on Monday
Jaipur, April 28 (IANS) Over 2.57 crore voters will decide the fate of 115 candidates -- 108 men and seven women -- in Rajasthan's first phase of polling on Monday, according to an election official on Sunday.
2019-04-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
It's nationalism vs regional vision in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 28 (IANS) Caught between the cacophony of nationalism and regional vision -- on issues of farm distress, unemployment, water crisis and poor connectivity -- the voters in Rajasthan seem to be dwindling towards the former.
2019-04-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
All-round effort guides Rajasthan to 7-wicket win
Jaipur, April 27 (IANS) A good bowling effort followed by some valuable top-order contribution with the bat helped Rajasthan Royals seal a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Saturday.
2019-04-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket