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Rahul Gandhi holds padyatra in Rajasthan,attacks Narendra Modi over corruption,land bill
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who arrived in Rajasthan on Thursday, said his party will not let the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government grab land from the people. Gearing up to take on the government in Parliament, Gandhi accused the NDA government of denying rights to the poor, farmers and tribals. "I want to assure you that Congress will not let the NDA government have a single inch of land.
Modi government is helping absconder Lalit Modi: Sachin Pilot
State Congress chief Sachin Pilot today alleged that both central and state governments were helping former commissioner of IPL Lalit Modi. The dual policy of BJP was exposed, and their 'kathani and karni's' difference was known to every one as highest people in Central and state governments' were putting their efforts and energy to help LaMo who was an absconder from India," Pilot said while addressing party workers in Swaimadhopur-Dholpur-Karauli belt.
Vasundhara Raje signs MoU for 1,000 MW solar plant in Jodhpur
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje singed an MoU with a private firm for the plant to be built at a cost of Rs 7,000 crore. She also laid the foundation of a slew of other projects in the region on Sunday, Dec 21.
Kota:Husband chops off wife’s nose, four fingers over property dispute
A 35-year-old woman's nose and four fingers of her hand were chopped off allegedly by her husband after an argument broke out between them over a case of property in Borkheda area in Kota, police said on Saturday.
Rajasthan civic body poll results not as expected: Sachin Pilot
Accepting the defeat of his party in civic body elections, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot on Tuesday said his party men worked hard but the results were not as expected.
Go green: Railways to set up 26 MW windmill project in Jaisalmer
The Railways has decided to set up 26 MW windmill project in Rajasthan. The move is aimed at harnessing green power since Railways is the biggest consumers of energy.
Maharaja’s College student files FIR over ragging
A first year student pursuing Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) at Maharaja's College lodged an FIR with the police on Thursday accusing some students of beating him up. The student and his family members alleged that he was ragged.
Churu shivers at 5.7 degree C
People in Rajasthan's Churu district experienced the coldest night of the season with a minimum temperature of 5.7 degrees C, about 4 degrees C less than the normal, a MeT report said here.
Submit report on plan to clean ‘littered’ Udaipur lakes: Rajasthan HC
The lakes in Udaipur have drawn the attention of HC for the dirt that is thrown in them. Rajasthan High Court on Monday, Nov 3, sought a detailed report from Udaipur Municipal Corporation on the measures being taken by the civic body to ensure the cleanliness of the lakes in the city. Notably Udaipur is known as the city of lakes.
Patients face trouble as doctors of MBS hospital go on strike
Thousands of patients who visited Maharao Bheem Singh (MBS) hospital in the city faced discomfort with the doctors going on strike against alleged manhandling of a doctor and nurse by a patient's relatives.
Woman alleges rape, physical abuse by live-in partner
A 30-year-old woman has alleged that she was raped and physically abused by her live-in partner in Green Nagar here, police said on Thursday. The woman had been in live-in relationship with her partner for the last five years, police said.
FIR against Ashok Gehlot, 3 others in land grab case
The police have registered a case of cheating against former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot for alleged irregularities in the allotment of land to the Jaipur-based Soni Hospital. Former industries minister Chandrabhan, Soni Hospital owner Dr. Vimal Soni and IAS officer Nihal Chand Goyal were also made accused in this case.
FIR against mayor Khandelwal, Aswal in corruption case
An FIR has been registered against mayor Jyoti Khandelwal and Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) ex-CEO Lalchand Aswal who is currently in jail on charges of corruption in tender process and some officers of the revenue department for misuse of office and providing advertising space flouting norms and tampering with records to favour advertising companies.
Rajasthan govt rolls back merger of linguistic minorities schools
Faced with increasing criticism and public outcry, the state government on Monday decided to roll back the merger of linguistic minorities' schools which had a decent strength of students. The move will see re-opening of several linguistic minorities' schools across the state. In Jaipur alone, 30 schools, including 22 Urdu.
Camel made Rajasthan’s state animal to check its decreasing number
Rajasthan government issued a notification making camel as the State animal, a step aimed at checking the decreasing number of the 'ship of the desert'. With this, Rajasthan will now have two animals Camel and Chinkara enjoying the status of the state animal.
Congress wrests three Assembly seats from BJP in Rajasthan
In a jolt to the Vasundhara Raje government, the opposition Congress on Tuesday wrested three Assembly seats of Weir, Nasirabad and Surajgarh from the ruling BJP which could retain only the Kota seat. Out of four Assembly seats which went to polls on September 13, BJP managed to win only one.
Promote Sufism to counter terrorism: Muslim Students Organisation urges Modi
A Muslim body on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote Sufism as a counter to terrorism. Muslim Students Organisation (MSO) of India, in a memorandum submitted to the Jaipur Collector, addressed to the Prime Minister, said the government should strengthen and promote Sufism by setting up Sufi centers in various cities.
4-year-old girl raped by minor boy in Jaipur
A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 14-year-old boy in the Valmiki Colony area of the city, police said Wednesday. According to police, the boy is alleged to have yesterday lured the girl to a house in the slum area where he raped her and then left her bleeding.
Two injured in firing incident outside Ajmer shrine
Two persons including a shooter were injured in a firing incident at Darga-Bazar in Ajmer on Tuesday. The area where firing incident took place falls near the famous shrine of Khawaja Moinudeen Chisti, police said.
Pakistan should mend its ways, avoid tension with India : Javadekar
Expressing concern over frequent ceasefire violations, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar today cautioned Pakistan that it should avoid increasing tension along the border as it would not be beneficial to it.
Ten pilgrims killed in bus-truck collision in Rajasthan
Ten pilgrims were killed and 34 others injured, 16 of them seriously, when a bus carrying them collided head-on with a truck in Pali district on Sunday. The bus carrying pilgrims from different villages of Udaipur was returning from the shrine of Baba Ramdeo near Pokhran when the mishap took place, district magistrate (Pali) Rohit Gupta said.
Boy held ‘hostage’ for dad’s loan freed
A 13-year-old boy Mohan (name changed) was held "hostage" in lieu of the loan his father took to solemnize his step-sister's marriage. The incident came into light when child rights activists counselled the boy on Saturday after rescuing him from a roadside foodstall in Jagatpura area.
RU files affidavit in HC, says it complied with Lyngdoh norms
The Rajasthan University (RU) on Wednesday filed an affidavit in the high court claiming that it has complied with the code of conduct and other rules as per the recommendations of the Lyngdoh committee and directions of the Supreme Court during the course of the elections at the university and their respective colleges.
Woman alleges rape on pretext of marriage
A 25-year-old woman has alleged that she was raped by a man on the pretext of marriage for three years in Kartarpura area in Jaipur, police said on Tuesday. Victim's FIR was lodged upon the direction of the court over her "istgasa" (complaint) yesterday, the Mahesh Nagar police said.
Rajasthan bypolls : BJP names candidates for 3 of 4 seats
BJP on Tuesday announced names of candidates for three out of four Assembly seats going to bypoll in Rajasthan on September 13. Sarita Gahanaa, party zila pramukh, would contest from Nasirabad Assembly seat, while former MP Gangaram Koli will be fielded from Weir and Sandeep Sharma from Kota (South) Assembly seat, BJP's state media convener Vimal Katiyar said.
Ram temple issue will be raised in 2015 : VHP
Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday in Jaipur indicated going soft on the Ram temple issue for now, saying the "permanent temple" would take shape in Ayodhya after the Supreme Court verdict. The Hindu outfit, however, asserted that it has not given up Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue and would raise it during its "Ramostav" celebrations in March-April next year.
Raje plans to downsize Gehlot’s free medicine scheme
The popular free medicine and diagnosis scheme in Rajasthan could soon be history for 3 crore people out of the state's population. The Vasundhara Raje government now plans to scale down the scheme by limiting it to people covered under the Food Security Act.
Ashok Gehlot demands probe into minister’s meeting with prisoner of Bikaner jail
Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday demanded a probe into alleged meeting of a state minister with a prisoner in Bikaner jail during the government's campaign 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' in Bikaner some time back.
Notorious criminal among 3 killed in Bikaner jail clash
In one of the worst prison gang wars in Rajasthan's history, a jail inmate was shot dead while two others were beaten to death, when two groups led by notorious criminals clashed over an old rivalry drawn on caste lines in Bikaner Central Jail.
Two more tiger cubs spotted in Sariska
The lineage of Machli, the most photographed tigress of the world, continues not just in Ranthambore, but in Sariska too. Credited with increasing the tiger population in Ranthambore through her several litters, her daughter, ST-2, is now carrying the task in Sariska Tiger Reserve.