Wednesday, December 06, 2023


Khelo India Para Games: Rajasthan keen on taking Devendra Jhajhariya, Avani Lekhara’s legacy forward

NEW DELHI: Inspired by the recent success of their superstar Paralympians Devendra Jhajhariya and Avani Lekhara’s legacy in Paralympics, Rajasthan will send a strong contingent of about 116 para-athletes participating in all seven disciplines at the first edition of the Khelo India Para Games.

Congress high command to decide Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: The first meeting of the Congress Legislature Party, after its defeat in the Rajasthan assembly elections, was held on Tuesday at the party headquarters here, in which a resolution was passed to leave the decision to pick the Leader of the Opposition on the party high command.

Khalistani-gangster nexus: ED searches 12 locations in Rajasthan, Haryana

NEW DELHI: In a crackdown on the Khalistani-gangster nexus, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday carried out searches at over 12 locations in Haryana and Rajasthan on premises linked to alleged suspects of the Lawrence Bishnoi and Kala Jathedi gang, sources said.

Khalistani-gangster nexus: ED searches 12 locations in Rajasthan, Haryana

NEW DELHI: In a crackdown on the Khalistani-gangster nexus, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday carried out searches at over 12 locations in Haryana and Rajasthan on premises linked to alleged suspects, sources said.

Rajasthan polls: 3 BJP MPs lose while 4 register win

JAIPUR: In Rajasthan Assembly elections, major upsets were seen in more than 10 of 21 key constituencies.

Nadda calls meeting in Delhi to discuss new Rajasthan CM

JAIPUR: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda has called a meeting in Delhi to take a decision on the next chief minister of Rajasthan -- the state where the saffron party wrested power back from the Congress.

MP Diya Kumari wins by 71,368 votes, biggest victory margin in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: BJP MP from Rajsamand, Diya Kumari, scripted a landslide victory in the Rajasthan Assembly elections on Sunday as she defeated her nearest rival in Vidyadhar Nagar by 71,368 votes, the biggest victory margin in the state this time.

Rajasthan’s victory is victory of PM Modi’s guarantees: Vasundhara Raje

JAIPUR: Former Chief Minister and BJP candidate Vasundhara Raje on Sunday won the Jhalrapatan seat in Rajasthan with a record margin of 53,193 votes, and attributed the win to Prime Minister Modi's guarantees.

Imposter arrested from Rajasthan for opening fake social media account of Bengal DGP

KOLKATA: A man, who allegedly attempted to dupe people by opening a fake social media account of West Bengal Director General of Police Manoj Malviya, was traced to Rajasthan and arrested by Kolata's Bidhannagar City Police, sources informed on Sunday.

Rajasthan: BJP ahead in initial trends, CM Gehlot leads in his constituency

JAIPUR: BJP is maintaining a lead in the 199-member Rajasthan Assembly polls, voting for which took place on November 25.

Rajasthan United and Aizawl settle for a point each in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Rajasthan United FC and Aizawl FC played out a 2-2 draw in the I-League 2023-24 at the Deccan Arena in Hyderabad. It was the first draw of the season for both the Deccan Warriors and the Reds.

Rajasthan CEO hospitalised after complaints of chest pain, breathlessness

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Praveen Gupta was admitted to the emergency ward of after he complained of breathlessness and Jaipur, Nov 28 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Praveen Gupta was admitted to the emergency ward of a hospital after he complained of breathlessness and chest pain.chest pain.

After election day in Rajasthan, all eyes are on Gehlot's political future

JAIPUR: With Rajasthan's voters having exercised their franchise on Saturday, the streets are silent all over again. The corridors of politics and power, however, are abuzz with whispers regarding the fate of CM Ashok Gehlot.

Assembly elections: Rajasthan records 74.96% voter turnout

JAIPUR: Rajasthan recorded around 74.96 per cent voting in the Assembly elections on Saturday, Election Commission officials said on Sunday while announcing the close of polling data.

Rajasthan will reject PM Modi's lie scheme, misuse of central agencies: Jairam Ramesh

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said that people in Rajasthan will reject Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s lie schemes and also make his government realise that there is a limit to the misuse of central agencies.

Rajasthan polls: 9.77% voter turnout till 9 am

JAIPUR: An estimated 9.77 per cent of the 5.26 crore electorate exercised their franchise till 9 a.m in the Rajasthan Assembly elections voting for which got underway amid tight security at 7 a.m on Saturday.

Cong leaders Kharge, Rahul, Priyanka urge voters in Rajasthan to vote for 'guarantee' of their happiness

NEW DELHI: Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday urged the voters in Rajasthan to vote in favour of the party for "guarantee" of their happiness.

PM Modi urges people in Rajasthan to vote in large numbers

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the people of Rajasthan to score a turnout record in the Assembly elections currently underway.

Hundreds of Congress' overseas members visit India to campaign in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Over the last two weeks, hundreds of Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) members have campaigned extensively in Rajasthan seeking a second consecutive term for the Ashok Gehlot-led government in the November 25 elections, campaigning for which ends on Thursday evening.

Gehlot Govt will never return to power, says Modi in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in Sagwara, Rajasthan to address a mammoth gathering in the tribal belt, said on Wednesday that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's Government will not return to power in the state.

Rajasthan's Chiranjeevi Yojana to be India's largest health protection scheme: Rahul

NEW DELHI: Hours after Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge released the party's manifesto for Rajasthan promising doubling the amount of the state government's health insurance programme from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 50 lakh, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana will become India's largest health protection programme.

Cong's Rajasthan manifesto revolutionary, people will see the stark difference between Congress and ideologically-bankrupt BJP: Venugopal

NEW DELHI: Hours after Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge released the party's manifesto for Rajasthan, party leader KC Venugopal dubbed it as a revolutionary, people-centric manifesto which has kept every single Rajasthani’s concerns in mind. He said that people will see the stark difference between the grand old party and the ideologically-bankrupt BJP.

Cong manifesto for Rajasthan: Caste census, MSP law, reservation for minorities

JAIPUR: Congress on Tuesday released its manifesto for the Rajasthan Assembly elections promising caste census, MSP law for farmers, Right to Housing Law, law for Old Pension Scheme (OPS) and reservation for minorities.

Rajasthan Assembly polls: BJP banks on Hindutva by fielding Hindu seers against Congress candidates on three seats

JAIPUR: Three Hindu seers have been fielded by the BJP in Rajasthan against the Congress’ Muslim candidates in Tijara, Pokhran and Hawa Mahal.

96.64% elderly & differently-abled voters in Rajasthan home vote in first phase

JAIPUR: More elderly and differently-abled voters were opting for the home voting initiative of the Election Commission of India in the Rajasthan Assembly Elections-2023, said the officials on Monday.

Kharge, Priyanka to hold rallies today in poll-bound Rajasthan

NEW DELHI: With less than a week left for polling for Rajasthan Assembly, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be addressing two public meetings each in the desert state.

Six cops on way for PM's rally killed in road accident in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: At least six policemen were killed and one injured in Rajasthan's Churu district when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck on Sunday. The policemen were on way for the Prime Minister’s rally in Jhunjhunu.

PM Modi to address rally in Rajasthan's Baytoo today

JAIPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an election rally in the Baytoo Assembly seat in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Wednesday.

Capt Amarinder seeks firm action against Rajasthan BJP leader for comments on Gurdwaras

CHANDIGARH: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today sought strict action against a Rajasthan leader Sandeep Damya for his hate remarks about mosques and gurdwaras in the country.

BJP releases fifth list of 15 candidates for Rajasthan

NEW DELHI: BJP on Sunday released its fifth list of 15 candidates for Rajasthan assembly election and has replaced the candidate for Kolayat with Anshuman Singh Bhati.

Rajasthan: Congress releases 6th list of 23 candidates, leaves Bharatpur for RLD

NEW DELHI: With only three weeks left for Rajasthan assembly election, the Congress on Saturday released its sixth list of 23 candidates.

ED raids premises linked to senior IAS officer in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: An ED team on Friday raided the residence of many officials, including Additional Chief Secretary of Water Supply Department Subodh Aggarwal, here in the Jal Jeevan Mission scam case.

ED searches 25 locations in Punjab, Rajasthan in illegal drugs case, seizes Rs 4.5 cr in cash

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Wednesday that it carried out searches at 25 locations in Punjab and Rajasthan on Tuesday in connection with its probe into an illegal drugs trade case and seized cash to the tune of Rs 4.5 crore.

Fire breaks out at Rajasthan Secretariat's library

JAIPUR: A fire at the Secretariat's library, which houses the social media team of the state government, reduced to ashes several computers and books on Wednesday.

Cong screening panel meets today to discuss candidates for Rajasthan

NEW DELHI: With less than a month left for the Assembly elections in Rajasthan, the Congress will be holding its screening committee meeting here to decide the rest of the candidates.

Rajasthan Polls: Seizures worth over Rs 300 cr made since imposition of MCC

JAIPUR: Since the imposition of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in Rajasthan on October 9, the enforcement agencies in the state have set a new record by seizing illicit liquor, cash and other materials worth over Rs 300 crore.

Is Khalistan movement planning to spread its wings in Rajasthan too?

JAIPUR: Is the Khalistan movement spreading its wings in Rajasthan too? This question is being raised after “Khalistan Zindabad” slogans were seen in Hanumangarh on Tuesday, a month before Assembly polls in Rajasthan.

Rs 244 crore cash seized in 15 days in poll-bound Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Enforcement agencies have seized Rs 244 crore cash in poll-bound Rajasthan in the last 15 days, Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Gupta said on Tuesday.

Congress repeats Karnataka, Himachal in Rajasthan by making Priyanka lead the show

JAIPUR: Congress is repeating Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh strategy in Rajasthan by making Priyanka Gandhi lead the show. She will hold the third Congress' meeting in Rajasthan on Wednesday.

Rajasthan Royals rope-in Shane Bond in dual role of assistant coach and fast bowling coach

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Royals on Monday announced that former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond has joined the franchise in the dual role of assistant coach and also the team's new fast bowling coach ahead of next year's IPL 2024 season.


IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals pay tribute to 'first Royal' Shane Warne in a heartwarming video

MUMBAI: Inaugural IPL champions Rajasthan Royals on Saturday paid tribute to Australia leg-spin great and 'first Royal' Shane Warne in a heartwarming video ahead of their match against Mumbai Indians at the DY Patil Stadium on Saturday evening, which will be dedicated to the Australia leg-spin great.

31% jump in electricity demand triggers power crisis in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Reeling under an acute power crisis, the Rajasthan government has announced scheduled power cuts each day across the state as there has been a wide gap between power demand and supply.

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals set to celebrate the life of their first-ever Royal - Shane Warne

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Royals will be paying their tributes and celebrating the extraordinary life of their first-ever Royal - Shane Warne, whose sudden demise, at the age of just 52, sent shockwaves across the world of sports and beyond.

Dalit couple in Rajasthan denied entry into temple, priest booked

JALORE: While the country is celebrating 'Amrit Mahotsav' on the completion of 75 years of Independence, societal evils like untouchability and social boycott still exist here.

Petrol price touches Rs 123/litre in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar

JAIPUR: Petrol prices in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district rose to Rs 123 per litre on Monday morning, making it the costliest in the country.

Rajasthan govt to organise Sundarkand Path on Hanuman Jayanti in Jaipur

JAIPUR: Rajasthan government will organise Sunkarkand path on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti on Saturday.

Kuldeep Sen - Rajasthan Royals' new pace sensation!

MUMBAI: Madhya Pradesh's right-arm pacer Kuldeep Sen on Sunday made his debut for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2022 match against Lucknow Super Giants at the Wankhede Stadium here.


Rajasthan govt employee held for stalking Delhi College girl

NEW DELHI: A 21-year-old man, serving as an employee in a Government agency and presently posted in Ajmer, Rajasthan, was arrested for stalking a 20-year-old Delhi College girl, an official said on Friday.

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals' Nathan Coulter-Nile ruled out for remainder of the tournament

MUMBAI: 2008 IPL champions Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday announced that Australian all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile will miss the remainder of IPL 2022 due to an injury.

Sariska Tiger Reserve fire under control, says Rajasthan CM

JAIPUR: Five days after it erupted, the blaze in the forests of the famous Sariska Tiger Reserve, located in Rajasthan's Alwar, was finally controlled on Thursday, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said.

Vasundhara Raje trying to 're-establish' herself as face of party in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI:Ahead of next year's assembly polls in Rajasthan, former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is trying to re-establish herself as the BJP's face there. She is meeting the party's central leadership including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and participating in party events.

Rajasthan MLA's son among 5 booked for gang-raping a minor

JAIPUR: A Rajasthan MLA's son along with four others have been booked for allegedly gang-raping a minor in Dausa, confirmed Nathulal Meena, SHO Mandawar police station on Saturday. The 15-year-old victim is a student of class 10.

Coal crisis: Rajasthan CM Gehlot to meet Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Baghel

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will on Friday meet his Chhattisgarh counterpart Bhupesh Baghel in Raipur regarding the supply of coal for power houses in his state.

Sanju has got an amazing attitude and a good head on his shoulders, says Rajasthan Royals' Ashwin

MUMBAI: Fresh from a successful Test series against Sri Lanka, veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has joined up with his new franchise Rajasthan Royals and is raring to go ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

Budget lacklustre, says Rajasthan BJP

JAIPUR:Bharatiya Janata Party state president Satish Poonia termed the Rajasthan budget 2022-23 as lacklustre and said it has been announced keeping elections in mind and hence there seems to be a big difference between words and deeds.

Rajasthan Budget: Old pension scheme in state again, appointments after Jan 1, 2004 to benefit

JAIPUR: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday announced that the old pension scheme will be implemented again in the state and the appointments made on or after January 1, 2004 shall get their due benefits under this.

Rajasthan to present separate agriculture budget

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will be present a separate Agriculture budget in the state Assembly on February 23, officials said here on Monday.

Rajasthan's REET paper leak a repeat of Haryana's JBT scam?

JAIPUR: As the Opposition BJP in Rajasthan is going aggressive with their demand of CBI probe into the REET paper leak 'scandal', there are silent whispers in the political corridors that REET scandal can be a repeat of JBT scam in Haryana due to which the state's former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, who was also handling the Education Ministry then, was sentenced to ten years in prison by a special CBI court.

NGT imposes Rs 25 cr fine to Hindustan Zinc Ltd in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of Rs 25 crore to Hindustan Zinc Ltd, in connection with environmental violations at villages Agucha, Rampura, etc, Tehsil Hurd, District Bhilwada, Rajasthan covering nearly an area about 1,200 hectares of mining land.

Schools from class X to XII reopen in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Going with the new guidelines issued by the state government, schools from class 10 to 12 reopened from Tuesday in urban areas across the state.

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra tests Covid positive

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19. Mishra shared the information on his Twitter handle and said that he is healthy and asymptomatic.

Himansh Kohli, Heli Daruwala recall shooting in Rajasthan for latest track 'Meri Tarah'

MUMBAI: Himansh Kohli and Heli Daruwala are seen together in the romantic single 'Meri Tarah', sung by Jubin Nautiyal and Payal Dev.

Veteran Film Director N Chandra to be Awarded 'Lifetime Achievement Award' in the Rajasthan International Film Festival-2022

JAIPUR: : The 8th edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) will be organized by RIFF Film Club from 25-30th March 2022 and will also celebrate Rajasthan Diwas. Somendra Harsh, Founder & Festival Director of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) stated that this year the Life Time Achievement Award will be given to the renowned Writer, Producer and Director Chandrashekhar Narvekar (N Chandra) at the 8th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF). This award is given to such a personality in the film industry who has dedicated his whole life to the cinema.

MP Cong leader's son kidnaps marble trader from Rajasthan, arrested

JAIPUR:Rajasthan police have arrested a Congress leader's son along with his four accomplices who abducted a Rajasthan based marble trader on December 30. The police freed the trader from the clutches of abductors.

Rajasthan I-T raid reveals 2 firms hid undisclosed income of Rs 300 cr

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department on Tuesday conducted searches at fifty premises of two business groups of Rajasthan for their involvement in alleged tax fraud. They were hiding undisclosed income of Rs 300 crore.

Rajasthan braces for cold wave conditions on Tuesday too

JAIPUR:The Meteorology department on Monday warned of a cold wave in a few districts of western and eastern parts of Rajasthan for Tuesday too as the minimum temperatures in many districts of the state remained at sub zero degree on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.

Centre's Rs 10,180 cr help for Rajasthan to achieve Har Ghar Jal targets

NEW DELHI: After taking the number of rural households in Rajasthan to get tap water supply from 11.74 lakh out of 1.01 crore (11.5 per cent) in August 2019 to 21.39 lakh (21.1 per cent), the Centre on Sunday said it approved allocation of Rs 10,180 crore for Jal Jeevan Mission in 2021-22 to assist the state achieve 'Har Ghar Jal'.

9 of family test positive for Omicron in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: A four-member family, who had come to Jaipur from South Africa, and five of their relatives, have tested positive for Omicron variant of coronavirus, officials said on Sunday.

15 new ministers sworn in Rajasthan cabinet expansion

JAIPUR:After dithering for a long time, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot finally inducted 15 new ministers to his council. Eleven cabinet and four state ministers were sworn in on Sunday during a cabinet expansion of the Gehlot government.

15 new ministers sworn in Rajasthan cabinet expansion

JAIPUR; After dithering for a long time, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot finally inducted 15 new ministers to his council. Eleven cabinet and four state ministers were sworn in on Sunday during a cabinet expansion of the Gehlot government.

All Rajasthan ministers resign ahead of cabinet reshuffle

JAIPUR: All ministers of the Ashok Gehlot-led cabinet in Rajasthan have been made to resign on Saturday evening by the Congress high command ahead of major cabinet reshuffle on Sunday.

Moderate quake jolts Rajasthan's Jalore

JAIPUR: An earthquake, measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale, hit Jalore in the early hours of Saturday, according to National Centre for Seismology.

Kejriwal offers prayers at Salasar Temple in Rajasthan

JAIPUR:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday offered prayers at Salasar Balaji Temple in Rajasthan's Churu district on the occasion of his wedding anniversary.

SGPC sent ration to 1830 Sikligar Sikh families in Rajasthan

AMRITSAR:The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today dispatched a large quantity of ration to help 1830 needy Sikligar Sikh families living in Rajasthan.

Katrina, Vicky to tie the knot at Six Senses Fort in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal are all set to tie the knot at the Six Senses Fort Hotel in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district.

Twelve dead in bus-trolley collision in Rajasthan's Barmer

JAIPUR: At least 12 persons were burnt to death and 40 others injured when a bus they were travelling in caught fire after colliding with a trolley at the Jodhpur National Highway in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Wednesday, police said.

Five burnt alive as bus catches fire in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: At least five persons were charred to death when a bus they were travelling in caught fire after colliding with a trolley at the Jodhpur National Highway in Barmer district on Wednesday, police said.

Rajasthan cabinet reshuffle soon as Gehlot plans Delhi visit

JAIPUR: After victory in the Assembly bypolls, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is all set to visit Delhi around November 10 to discuss the cabinet expansion and political appointments, pending for an year, with the party high command, Congress sources said.

Rajasthan: Judge arrested for sodomising minor to be produced in court

JAIPUR: Judge Jitendra Gulia, arrested for raping a 14-year-old child, will be produced before a Bharatpur court on Thursday, officials said. Gulia, who was nabbed from Jaipur, was brought to Bharatpur where his medical tests were conductd in RBM Hospital.

Another FIR in Rajasthan for celebrating Pak win in T20 match

JAIPUR: A couple of days after a school teacher was arrested and granted bail for celebrating Pakistan's victory in a T20 World Cup match, an FIR has been lodged against a person of Banswara on similar charges.


Rajasthan's Bhupendra Yadav gets Ministry of Labour and Environment

JAIPUR: Bhupendra Yadav, a Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan, has been made a cabinet minister in the Modi government on Wednesday and has been given the Ministry of Labour and Environment. Ashwini Vaishnav, the new railways and IT minister, also hails from Rajasthan's Jodhpur but presently, he is serving as Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha.

Rajasthan extends lockdown to June 8, makes rules more strict

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government on Sunday extended the ongoing lockdown by 15 days to June 8, with more strict rules, including extending the 'week-end' curfew from Friday to Monday, as against only Saturday and Sunday earlier.

Rajasthan HC dismisses Asaram's bail plea

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan High Court on Friday dismissed the interim bail plea of Asaram Bapu, the controversial self-styled 'godman' who is serving a life sentence in connection with a rape case,

PM condoles demise of ex-Rajasthan CM Jagannath Prahadia

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the demise of former Rajasthan Chief Minister Jagannath Pahadia who died due to Covid-19.

SGPC condemns attack on Sikh youth in Rajasthan

AMRITSAR: BIbi Jagir kaur president Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) condemned brutal assault and desecration of ‘Kes’ (hair) of a Sikh youth in Rajasthan.

Strict two-week lockdown in Rajasthan from today

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government's strict 15-day lockdown that began from Monday will remain in force till May 24. The state on Sunday crossed the mark of two lakh cases with a total 200189 active cases as 17,921 cases tested positive on the same day.

Rajasthan announces complete lockdown from May 10 to 24

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government on Thursday announced a complete lockdown from 5 a.m. on May 10 to 5 a.m. on May 24 amid the surge in coronavirus cases.Under the new guidelines announced on Thursday night, marriages shall remain cancelled till May 31. 'Band, baja, baraat' and DJ services will remain suspended till the said date except for court marriages and weddings at home with 11 guests only.

Rajasthan bypolls: Congress retains 2 seats, BJP one

JAIPUR: Cashing in on the emotional card, Rajasthan's ruling Congress won the bypolls to the Sujangarh and Sahada Assembly seats while the BJP retained Rajsamand.

Strict lockdown curbs extended till May 17 in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: The lockdown restrictions in Rajasthan have been extended till May 17 with new guidelines where number of guests in a marriage party has been reduced to 31.

Lockdown with stricter guidelines to continue in Rajasthan

JAIPUR:Rajasthan government will continue with the ongoing lockdown even after May 3 with stricter guidelines to contain the spread of Covid-19, said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here while chairing a review meeting on the pandemic.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot tests positive for Covid

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday has tested positive for coronavirus, however, he is asymptomatic and is working under isolation.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot tests positive for Covid

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday has tested positive for coronavirus, however, he is asymptomatic and is working under isolation.

Rajasthan will require 900MT Oxygen by May 30, says minister

JAIPUR: As the desert state witnessed record 121 deaths and registered 16,089 cases in 24 hours taking the active caseload to 1,55,182, State health minister Raghu Sharma on Wednesday said that the oxygen demand in the state will touch 365 metric tonne by April 30, 541 metric tonne on May 9 and 900 metric tonne by May 30.

All Covid guidelines flouted at Rajasthan MLA's wedding

JAIPUR: Despite the state reeling under lockdown to battle the Covid pandemic, Rajasthan's Dungarpur MLA Rajkumar Roat hosted a big fat wedding party on Sunday in the presence of a huge crowd flouting all Covid guidelines as not more than 50 people are allowed to attend the marriage function during Covid times.

Rajasthan announces free Covid vaccination for 18-45

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday announced free vaccination for people above 18 years of age in the state for the next vaccination round which starts from May 1.

6 held for black-marketing Remsdesivir injections in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Six accused, including a medical store operator, were arrested in Rajasthan for black marketing Remdesivir injections, much in demand during the second wave of Covid-19, after raids at 48 places across the state, police said on Wednesday.

Polling underway in Rajasthan for 3 assembly seats

JAIPUR: Over 7.45 lakh voters, including Covid infected, will use their right to vote during the bypolls being held in Rajasthan on Saturday for three seats namely Rajsamand, Sahada and Sujangarh. The Covid infected voters are being allowed to vote wearing PPE kits from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., said Chief Election Officer Praveen Gupta.

Rajasthan betting hub puts its money on BJP in West Bengal polls

JAIPUR: Phalodi, a small Rajasthan town that is home to the famous betting market, predicts a clear victory for the BJP in the ongoing West Bengal polls, giving it 150-160 seats in the 294-member Assembly while giving the ruling Trinamool Congress only 100-110 seats.

Rajasthan becomes second state to vaccinate over 1 cr people

JAIPUR: Rajasthan has become the second state in the country to have got more than one crore people vaccinated by Monday afternoon.
State medical and health minister Dr. Raghu Sharma congratulated the medical personnel of the state for getting more than one crore people vaccinated.

Curfew clamped, internet suspended in Rajasthan town after communal clash

JAIPUR: Curfew was clamped and internet services suspended in Chhabra town of Rajasthan's Baran district on Sunday as communal clashes broke out, leaving several shops and vehicles set on fire, while other shops were looted, police said.

Scindia to campaign for bypolls in Rajasthan on April 11

JAIPUR: BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia will visit Gangapur in Sahada Assembly constituency in Rajasthan on Sunday to camapign for the bypoll scheduled on April 17.

Rajasthan woman helps 15,000 more sell their products globally

JAIPUR: A social worker in Rajasthan is creating a sort of revolution by helping 15,000 women stand on their feet. Lata Kachhawaha of Barmer helped the women in selling their embroidery to foreign clients, earning a global identity in Kashidakari, a traditional form of handicraft which has been passed down through generations.

Rakesh Tikait's convoy attacked in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait's convoy was allegedly attacked in Alwar on Friday. He alleged that the BJP men were behind the attack.
Tikait, on his Twitter handle, shared the video of his car whose window glass was smashed and accused the BJP of the attack.

12 SIMI members get life sentence in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: The Jaipur district court on Tuesday declared 12 SIMI members as terrorists and sentenced them to life imprisonment while acquitting the 13th accused person.
All of them were engineering students and were accused of working for the terrorist organisation, Indian Mujahideen. They were arrested by the ATS in 2014.

1st case of Covid re-infection in Rajasthan cured

JAIPUR: The first case of Covid-19 re-infection reported in Rajasthan -- the fourth case in India, has been treated successfully here in Jaipur, confirmed doctors.The patient this time is a 28-year-old dental doctor who was admitted with Covid re-infection in RHL COVID centre for last two weeks, said Dr. Sheetu Singh, Director, RHL Lung Centre.

Kangana Ranaut starts 'Tejas' shoot in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Actress Kangana Ranaut has started shooting for her upcoming film "Tejas" in Rajasthan. Kangana tweeted on-location photographs on Thursday where she is riding a helicopter.

More than 120-year-old Act discriminating between prisoners, amended in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Believe it or not, the 120-year-old Act in which prisoners from backward castes were not allowed to work as cooks in Rajasthan jails's till January 2021 has finally been amended, said prison officials.

Rajasthan farmers build huts for Mahapanchayat

JAIPUR: As a series of Kisan Mahapanchayat begins from Monday in Rajasthan, the farmers were busy building thatched huts at Shahjahanpur on the Rajasthan-Haryana border in view of the approaching summer.

7 Pakistani migrants granted Indian citizenship in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Seven migrants from Pakistan, including three couples, who have been living in Rajasthan, were on Friday granted Indian citizenship by Jaipur's District Collector Antar Singh Nehra in his office.

Premium petrol prices breach Rs 100/ltr mark in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh

NEW DELHI: Petrol prices with additives has crossed broken the psychological Rs 100 per litre mark in different parts of the country as oil marketing companies continue with their daily price hike for auto fuels in wake of heated up global oil market.

Rahul Gandhi drives to tractor rally in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: On Saturday, the second day of his trip here, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi drove a tractor to Rupangarh as hundreds of farmers joined him in a tractor rally.

Rahul Gandhi on two-day Rajasthan tour

JAIPUR: Veteran Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day tour to Rajasthan on February 12 and 13 and will be addressing a number of 'Kisaan Sammelan' in Hanumangarh and Shri Ganganagar districts.

Many highways including Delhi-Jaipur highway blocked during chakka jam in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Farmers in Rajasthan blocked many national and state highways for three hours on Saturday, from 12pm to 3 pm, demanding the withdrawal of three farm laws and protesting against the internet ban near their protest sites and alleged harassment by authorities, among other issues.

Budget is prudent and well-calibrated: FICCI Rajasthan state chief

JAIPUR: FICCI Rajasthan State Council and Kajaria Ceramics Ltd CMD chairman Ashok Kajaria on Monday said that the budget is prudent and well-calibrated in today's environment.

Rajasthan to open schools for Class 9 to 12 from Jan 18

JAIPUR: As the number of Covid patients continued to take a downward shift, the Rajasthan government has announced to open the schools, colleges and coaching centres in the state from January 18.

Sirhind, Rajasthan feeders relining to be completed in 2 years

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to provide permanent succor from water-logging and ensure optimum use of canal water, the relining project of Sirhind feeder and Rajasthan feeder would be completed in two years. Punjab has completed the relining work of 17-KM-long section of the Sirhind Feeder at a cost of Rs.80.51 crore in districts Sri Muktsar Sahib, Faridkot and Ferozepur, and remaining work of relining on the canal would be taken up during the planned canal closure from January 18 to February 22, 2021. The total cost of the relining project would be Rs.671.478 crore.

Rain to continue in NCR-Delhi, parts of Haryana, UP and Rajasthan

NEW DELHI: Delhi and its adjoining areas and parts of Haryana, UP and Rajasthan will continue to receive moderate to heavy rain along with thunderstorms for the next few hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

Nearing stage of herd immunity against corona in Rajasthan: Experts

JAIPUR: The doubling rate of coronavirus, which was 58 days in November, has now gone down to 214 days in Rajasthan and the trend indicates that the state is nearing the herd immunity stage, said medical practitioners in the desert state.

Owaisi warms up to BTP, now eyes big gains in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: If present trends are to be believed, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi seems to be eyeing big gains in Rajasthan in the long run by luring Bharatiya Tribal Party.

Farmers determined to block Delhi-Jaipur Expressway with arrival of farmers from Rajasthan, Haryana

GURUGRAM: Even as the farmer's unions' threats to block the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway and toll plazas on December 12 did not register any significant response in Gurugram, the farmers are determined to block the express highway and toll plaza on December 13 with arrival of more farmers from Rajasthan and south Haryana.