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Parents launch 'No Vaccine No School' campaign in Rajasthan
Jaipur, July 23 (IANS) Parents in Rajasthan have launched a "No Vaccine No School" campaign to protest the state government's decision to reopen schools from August 2 for all classes from Nursery to class XII.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajasthan schools to re-open from August 2
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) Rajasthan Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara on Thursday announced that all schools in the state, closed during the ongoing pandemic, shall re-open from August 2.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Start restoration work of Meera Bai Memorial & Meera Mahal in Merta: MP
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari on Thursday met Union Minister of Tourism and Culture, G. Kishan Reddy and raised the demand for restoration work of Meera Bai Memorial and Meera Mahal in Merta as well as for the approval of Maharana Kumbha Marg Memorial.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Seeking Rs 16-cr shot for Tanishk with rare disorder
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) Ten-month-old Tanishk Singh is battling the toughest challenge of his life as his chest muscles are weak and lack strength to help him breathe properly. He suffers from a rare genetic disorder.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Rajasthan govt to roll out EV policy soon
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) Close on the heels of Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Telangana governments, the Rajasthan government is also ready to launch the much-awaited Electric Vehicles (EV) Policy.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Party workers should at least get respect if not plum posts: Pilot
Jaipur, July 21 (IANS) Breaking a long silence on issues ranging from local to national, former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday spoke on diverse issues like the present political crisis in Rajasthan and Punjab and also demanded a free probe on the phone tapping issue.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
5.3 magnitude quake hits Bikaner
Jaipur, July 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richter scale hit Rajasthan's Bikaner district on Wednesday.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
All-women Nirbhaya squad to catch eve-teasers in Jaipur
Jaipur, July 21 (IANS) Nirbhaya Squad, an all-women super cop team in Jaipur, is all set to take on eve-teasers in the city.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
'Raj in charge Maken's retweet shows pain at being left red-faced'
Jaipur, July 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Congress in-charge Ajay Maken's retweet supporting the elevation of Navjot Singh Sidhu as party's Punjab chief has become a hot topic of discussion in the desert state with Congress workers openly saying that the senior leader was left red-faced many times, due to the "high-handed" attitude of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Raj CM congratulates new Punjab PCC chief Sidhu
Jaipur, July 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday congratulated Punjab's newly-appointed PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu after Rajasthan Congress in-charge Ajay Maken's retweet supporting Sidhu evoked mixed emotions in political corridors of the desert state.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Khap panchayat diktat: Give Rs 1 cr penalty or face boycott by villagers
Jaipur, July 19 (IANS) In an autocratic decree allegedly issued by a 'khap panchayat', a penalty of Rs one crore has been imposed on a family in Sawai Madhopur's Sikroli village in Rajasthan.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maken's retweet backing Sidhu sends trigger speculation about pilot
Jaipur, July 19 (IANS) Amid the ongoing tussle between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy, Sachin Pilot, one retweet by the Rajasthan in-charge of the Congress, Ajay Maken, has left the Gehlot camp shocked and surprised.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Raj takes pride in inspirational success stories of RAS qualifiers
Jaipur, July 18 (IANS) The social media is buzzing since July 13 sharing the success stories of Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) candidates who beat the odds to come out successful in one of the toughest exams in India. No matter if they had no money or were visually challenged, had no strong background or resources, but they managed to crack this exam and their stories are now inspiring other youths too.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education
Raj govt suspends all religious processions, see new guidelines
Jaipur, July 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has suspended all religious processions including the taking out of the holy Kavad yatra which is being organised in Shravan month in different states of India. The government has alsoe banned gatherings in the wake of religious festivals lined up in this month.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Adopt one-child policy, says Rajasthan Health Minister
Jaipur, July 16 (IANS) Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma on Friday said according to the Sample Registration Survey (SRS) 2018, the fertility rate of Rajasthan is 2.5 per cent whereas the national average is 2.2 per cent.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chidambaram voices concern over centralisation, vaccine nationalism in Covid era
Jaipur, July 16 (IANS) Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram termed centralisation as the biggest challenge to democracy and raised concerns on vaccine nationalism while addressing a seminar on 'Global pandemic and challenges before democracy in the country' organised by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in the Rajasthan Assembly on Friday,
2021-07-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Single mother who swept the streets of Jodhpur cracks RAS exam
Jaipur, July 15 (IANS) Asha Kandara, a single mother of two kids who once swept the streets of Jodhpur, has cracked the Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) examination, attaining 728th rank in the state.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Rajasthan health minister backs UP's population control policy
Jaipur, July 15 (IANS) After BJP-ruled states namely Uttar Pradesh and Assam proposed to introduce population control laws, Congress-ruled Rajasthan's Health Minister Raghu Sharma also backed the policy saying it is time the country should think on one-child norm.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Desert state of Rajasthan to be promoted as monsoon, adventure destination
Jaipur, July 15 (IANS) The desert state of Rajasthan, known across the globe for its palaces and forts, will now be promoted as an adventure and monsoon destination, confirmed the Rajasthan Tourism officials.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Dubbed as real-life 'Kumbhakarna', Raj man sleeps 300 days a year
Jaipur, July 14 (IANS) We all are familiar with 'Kumbhakarna, the Ramayana character who used to sleep six months a year. However, a real-life Kumbhakarna is garnering attention these days in Rajasthan's Nagaur district for sleeping 300 days a year!
2021-07-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Fake currency racket busted in Raj, 2 arrested
Jaipur, July 14 (IANS) The Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan Police on Wednesday arrested two persons and recovered fake currency notes worth Rs 5,80,000 from their possession.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan gang busted, honeytrapped friend to get rich
Jaipur, July 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Police have busted a gang of four people, including two women, which honeytrapped their own friend to accomplish their dream of living a luxurious life.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India keeps close watch on Nepal developments as Deuba's star shines
New Delhi, July 13: As Sher Bahadur Deuba, President of the Nepali Congress is set to be sworn in today as the next Prime Minister of Nepal, his immediate challenges would be to revive the sagging economy of the Himalayan nation and control the spread of the Covid 19 pandemic.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ostrich feather, bird head found in inbound parcels
Jaipur, July 13 (IANS) Customs officials at the Foreign Post Office on Tuesday intercepted two parcels on the basis of suspicion, and on examination, found them to contain parts of wild birds, including ostrich feathers and a stuffed head of a Greater Bird of Paradise, official said.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Raj lightning: PM announces Rs 2L ex-gratia to kin of those who died
Jaipur, July 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from PMNRF to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to lightning in parts of Rajasthan. Rs 50,000 would be provided to the injured, Modi said in his tweet.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Struck by lightning: 11 Jaipur tourists die in Amer watch tower
Jaipur, July 12 (IANS) Eleven tourists lost their lives and another eight sustained injuries during a lightning strike near the Amer Fort.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid booster shot for Rajasthan's dying camel economy
Jaipur, July 11 (IANS) At a time when Rajasthans camel population has been seeing a steady and precipitous decline, the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have given a new lease of life to the ship of the desert.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Jaipur Foot camp in Kashmir helps the disabled
Jaipur, July 10 (IANS) A large number of Kashmiri disabled who were suffering from various deformities were rehabilitated by organising a special three-day free camp at Pharkian village in Kupwara district.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Raj police turn disciples to arrest criminal hiding in Hry ashram for 27 years
Jaipur, July 10 (IANS) In an interesting turn of events, Rajasthan Police personnel had to turn into disciples to arrest a 'saint' wanted in a long-pending assault case, who was hiding at an ashram in Haryana for the past 27 years after absconding from the clutches of the law enforcement agencies.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pacer Pankaj Singh retires from all forms of cricket
Jaipur, July 10 (IANS) Former India and Rajasthan pacer Pankaj Singh on Saturday announced retirement from all forms of cricket. The 36-year-old player, who represented India in two Tests and an ODI, made the announcement through a letter sent to the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA).
2021-07-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Protesting BJYM workers lathicharged by Raj police
Jaipur, July 9 (IANS) The workers of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) were lathicharged by the police on Friday after they went to a college in Jaipur to stage a dharna against the alleged atrocities on SC/ST communities under the Congress rule.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Barmer villagers dance on streets to celebrate water supply
Jaipur, July 9 (IANS) : Villagers in Rajasthan's water-starved Barmer district broke into a dance after they got regular water connections. For the five villages, getting water was a long trudge away from home.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Rajashthan's Bhupendra Yadav gets Ministry of Labour and Environment
Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) 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.
2021-07-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Camels take 'schools' to students in remote villages of R'sthan during pandemic
Jaipur, July 7 (IANS) Camels, also called the ship of the desert, can these days be seen taking 'schools' to the doorsteps of students to ensure their education does not suffer during the pandemic. The students get guidance from school teachers along with the regular notes, textbooks and stationery at a time when they don't have an internet or mobile connection.
2021-07-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
After 28 years, Raj farmers get back land stuck at Indo-Pak border
Jaipur, July 7 (IANS) On the initiatives taken by the BSF, farmers in Rajasthan will be allowed to till their land which was stuck between international zero point and fencing at the India-Pakistan border around 28 years ago.
2021-07-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Olympic countdown: Born in farmers' family, Bhawna Jat fights odds to qualify for Tokyo
Jaipur, July 6 (IANS) Bhawna Jat, coming from a farmer's family in Rajasthan's Rajsamand region, will be representing India in the 20km race walk event at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Athletics
Raj woman loses eyesight after being drugged, molested for days
Jaipur, July 6 (IANS) In a traumatic incident, a Rajasthan woman, who went to a medical store to get her fever checked, was drugged and molested for 10 days after being taken to Dehradun in an unconscious state.
2021-07-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gehlot breaks quarantine, releases Raj Guv's book which says 'join BJP'
Jaipur, July 5 (IANS) The Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra's biography 'Nimitt Matra Hoon Main' has been caught into controversies, days after its release.
2021-07-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
World's third largest cricket stadium to come up in Jaipur
Jaipur, July (IANS) The stage is all set for the construction of world's third largest cricket stadium in the Pink City as the Jaipur Development Authority has allotted land to Rajasthan Cricket Association.
2021-07-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
After Poonia's letter, now Raje's purported audio clip goes viral
Jaipur, July 2 (IANS) After a 22-year-old resignation letter penned by Rajasthan BJP President Satish Poonia went viral recently, a purported audio clip of Vasundhara Raje has gone viral on Friday, where the former Chief Minister can be heard recognising the members of 'Vasundhara Raje Samarthak Manch' as her own people.
2021-07-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
RSS in Raj refutes corruption charges, says meeting given wrong twist
Jaipur, July 2 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Rajasthan has strongly refuted the charges of corruption levied against its senior worker Nimbaram and said that the meeting called to discuss the corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds for developing Pratap Gaurav Kendra in Udaipur has been 'intentionally turned to look like a commission deal' to tarnish the image of an organisation which has been serving the social cause of the nation since decades.
2021-07-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Covid third wave: This tribal area teaches how to give a 'No Entry' to corona
Jaipur, July 1 (IANS) A small tribal cluster in Rajasthan's Dungarpur is basking in glory for checking the second wave of the coronavirus smartly. It stands tall for giving a 'No Entry' to corona in its periphery and hence can be a learning lesson for all at a time when the third wave of the pandemic remains a strong possibility, said health officials, adding that the villagers here have started collecting money to buy oxygen concentrators.
2021-07-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Raj adds new column to Covid report for those furnishing false data
Jaipur, June 30 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has added a fresh column to its daily Covid report under the header 'Address not known', which features those patients whose details such as name, address and phone number are false.
2021-06-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Arrest RSS leader in graft case, demands Raj Cong chief
Jaipur, June 30 (IANS) The President of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC), Govind Singh Dotasra, on Wednesday demanded the arrest of senior RSS leader Nimbaram -- who is allegedly involved in a graft case for demanding Rs 20 crore as 'commission' from a firm appointed for door-to-door garbage collection here.
2021-06-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Submit property details to get promotion benefits, Raj tells govt employees
Jaipur, June 30 (IANS) If you are a state government employee in Rajasthan, you will now have to submit your property details in order to enjoy the benefits of promotion, increment or vigilance clearance.
2021-06-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
MP slowed vax drive to save stock: Gehlot
Jaipur, June 30 (IANS) Demanding quick dispatch of 1.50 crore coronavirus vaccines to check the possibility of a third wave hitting his state, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday simultaneously accused neighbouring Madhya Pradesh of slowing the vaccination pace in the first few days and then accelerating it on the first day of the mega vaccination drive just to set records and garner the limelight.
2021-06-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Poonia's 22-yr-old letter goes viral amid rift in Raj BJP
Jaipur, June 29 (IANS) Factionalism in Rajasthan BJP took a new turn with a three-page resignation letter penned by state unit chief Satish Poonia 22 years back going viral on social media.
2021-06-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan's centuries-old ponds survive through dedicated community efforts
Nagaur, June 28 (IANS) In the desert state of Rajasthan, water is akin to God and the villagers do everything here in their power to conserve every drop of this precious resource.
2021-06-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Religious places, city parks open in Rajasthan
Jaipur, June 28 (IANS) Religious places and city parks opened in Rajasthan on Monday under the state government's 'Unlock-3 guidelines'.
2021-06-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Setback for Raje camp as central leadership clips its wings
Jaipur, June 26 (IANS) It's official. The flight of fancy of former CM Vasundhara Raje and her followers seems to be making a sudden landing as the central leadership of the saffron brigade is busy clipping the wings of her camp in the desert state.
2021-06-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics