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Rajasthan BJP, Congress state chiefs to share stage in UK
Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot will share the dais with BJP state president Satish Poonia on Thursday in a special programme in the UK on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
We located crashed Vikram lander first, says ISRO chief
Jaipur, Dec 4 (IANS) Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K. Sivan has said that its own orbiter had located the crashed Vikram lander on the lunar surface. However, "ISRO will not refute the claims made by the NASA," he said, speaking to media on the sidelines of the sixth convocation of the Central university of Rajasthan in Ajmer on Tuesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Raj girl chained, tortured by her father, alleges rape
Jaipur, Dec 2 (IANS) In a shocking case, a 17-year-old girl in Rajasthan's Jalore district was kept chained and allegedly raped repeatedly by her father in their home, the police said.
2019-12-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Crows, fishes found dead in Ajmer's Anasagar lake
Jaipur, Dec 2 (IANS) After the death of thousands of migratory birds in Rajasthan's Sambhar lake, several crows and fishes have now been found dead in the Anasagar lake in Ajmer in the last three days.
2019-12-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Kashmiri students beaten in Mewar University, 4 arrested
Jaipur, Nov 25 (IANS) The Rajasthan police have arrested four students for attacking four Kashmiri students in Rajasthan's Mewar university after an altercation broke out in the college campus on November 22, said police officials on Monday.
2019-11-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
BHU Muslim prof's father sings bhajans, no one protests
Jaipur, Nov 21 (IANS) Amid raging controversy over appointment of Firoz Khan, a Muslim professor of Sanskrit at BHU, his father Ramzan Khan has said that his ancestors have been singing the devotional songs of Ram and Krishna for the last 100 years.
2019-11-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
Gehlot's EWS masterstroke outplays Mandir, J&K in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) The Ram Mandir verdict and abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir seemed to have failed to make a mark in Rajasthan municipal elections but the EWS masterstroke played by the Congress government a month before elections, has certainly made an impact as Congress got a clear majority in at least 20 municipal bodies.
2019-11-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Jaipur-based designer to hire more women artisans
Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) AKFD Storey, a globally recognised multidisciplinary design practise and manufacturing entity based in Jaipur, which shot to fame after designing Mudra installations at Delhi international Airport and winning the UN seal of excellence four times, has announced to hire one-third of women artisans in its new facility which was unveiled on November 16 here.
2019-11-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights
2 soldiers held for leaking border details to Pak
Jaipur, Nov 6 (IANS) Two Indian soldiers have been taken into custody from the Jodhpur railway station on charges of sharing crucial information with a Pakistan-based woman ISI agent.
2019-11-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Steering into the 'soul of Pushkar'
Pushkar, Oct 29 (IANSlife) Rajasthans regal opulence is reflected in the pomp of Pushkar Mela, an annual multi-day livestock fair and cultural fair, which is hosted every year on the full moon day of Kartik and lasts for a week. It will take place from November 4-12, 2019.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,IANS Life
Slain truckers' kin protest in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Oct 26 (IANS) Major protests were staged in Alwar and Bharatpur by the families of truck driver Illias Khan (from Alwar) and his helper Zahid Khan (from Bharapur) on arrival of their bodies from Kashmir on Friday night. They were killed by terrorists in Kashmir on Thursday night.
2019-10-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan truckers to skip J&K, demand security
Jaipur, Oct 26 (IANS) The Rajasthan truck and transport unions have decided to send no trucks Kashmir nor bring any goods from there after a truck driver and his helper were killed by terrorists in Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-10-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan promises free air travel to meritorious students
Jaipur, Oct 22 (IANS) The meritorious students of government schools in Rajasthan would be rewarded with one free air travel, once they topped the class X and XII board examinations.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education
BSP partymen paraded on donkeys, faces blackened in Jaipur
Jaipur, Oct 22 (IANS) In a shocking incident, BSP workers on Tuesday blackened the faces of the party's national coordinator Ram Gautam and Rajasthan in-charge Sita Ram Sila, and paraded them on donkeys with garlands of shoes and slippers around their necks in front of the state party headquarters here. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Army carries out integrated fire power exercise in desert
Jaipur, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Army on Monday carried out a fire power exercise in the desert sector showcasing its capabilities, proficiency and operational preparedness, officials said.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Raj CM busy saving chair, setting shop for son: BJP
Jaipur, Oct 21 (IANS) Amid the by-elections to two Assembly seats in Rajasthan, BJP state chief Satish Poonia came down heavily on Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Raj CM to take action for delay in Kalisindh Power Project
Jaipur, Oct 21 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Monday approved the proposal for increasing the cost of Kalisindh Thermal Power Project (Unit 1 and 2) in Jhalawar district from Rs 9,479.51 crore to Rs 9,680.03 crore and issued directions to take action against officers and firms which delayed the project leading to its cost escalation.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rajasthan: 69.62% polling Mandava, 62.61% in Khinvsar (2nd Lead)
Jaipur, Oct 21 (IANS) A total of 69.62 per cent voting was reported in Mandava on Monday till 6 p.m. while Khinvsar recorded 62.61 per cent polling.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Campaigning for Khinvsar, Mandawa in Rajasthan comes to an end
Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANS) Campaigning by all political parties came to an end on Saturday evening for Mandawa and Khinvsar seats in Rajasthan for the voting to be held on Monday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Gourmet Getaway's 3rd edition concludes in Jaipur
Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANSlife) 'Lost recipes and sustainability' was discussed at length at the International Food Festival, Gourmet Getaway in Jaipur, which was the third edition of the event.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,IANS Life
Rajasthan cop's link with Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee
Jaipur, Oct 15 (IANS) It comes as a proud moment for Rajasthan Police as it has found an esteemed connect with Nobel laureates Abhijit Bannerjee and Esther Duflo.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Rajasthan govt discontinues pension to detainees under MISA
Jaipur, Oct 14 (IANS) The pension scheme of the leaders detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) or their widows during Emergency shall be discontinued in Rajasthan, the government said on Monday.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Earthquake felt in Bikaner, no casualties
Jaipur, Oct 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.5 on Richter scale was felt in and around Bikaner, Rajasthan, at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday. However, no casualties were reported.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
75-year-old woman delivers baby girl in Kota
Jaipur, Oct 13 (IANS) A 75-year-old woman has delivered a baby girl in Kota via IVF late on Saturday night, doctors confirmed on Sunday.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
The womanly voices of Rajasthani folk
Jodhpur, Oct 12 (IANSlife) Think of the Rajasthani folk soundscape, and a woman's name is scarce to come by. While Rajasthan's female folk voices have been just as soulful and abundant, their performances in the public space have been limited, often echoing just within the bounds of their homes, community or their patron's house.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,IANS Life
Need to explore newer tourism avenues: Rajasthan Guv
Oct 12 (IANS) Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra who joined the office around a month back succeeding Kalyan Singh, has said that tourism in this desert state is an economic asset which has a lot of scope to create employment and hence specialists in this field should be consulted to explore the segment further.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan BJP chief raps Gehlot for ignoring farmers
Jaipur, Oct 10 (IANS) Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Satish Poonia said the Congress government was ignoring farmers who incurred heavy losses due to excessive rains.
2019-10-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Gehlot adds fuel to tiff over liquor with Rupani
Jaipur, Oct 9 (IANS) The war of words over prohibition, between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, reached a new level on Wednesday following a tweet by Gehlot.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
BJP MLA prays for damaging limbs of single-use plastic users
Jaipur, Oct 9 (IANS) A video purportedly showing the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Ramganj Mandi MLA Madan Dilawar praying to Godess Durga to damage the limbs of people who use plastic containers, went viral on Wednesday.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Jaipur hotel didn't deny interfaith couple check-in: Police
Jaipur, Oct 9 (IANS) The police here on Wednesday denied the report that a couple was not allowed to enter a hotel room because they belonged to different religions.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Curfew in Raj's Malpura after violence during Dussehra
Jaipur, Oct 9 (IANS) Rajasthan's Malpura town witnessed an untoward incident of stone pelting on a Dussehra procession, which led to protests and tension in the area.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Asha Bhosle: I needed my own style, different from 'didi' Lata
Jaipur, Oct 5 (IANS) When Asha Bhosle was young, she realised she had to create her own singing style, something different from elder sister Lata Mangeshkar.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Asha Bhosle bats for ghazals in simple Hindi for its revival
Jaipur, Oct 5 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle, who has lent her voice to many memorable and melodious ghazals, says ghazal can be revived if written in simple Hindi as younger generation finds Urdu a bit complicated.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Story-tellers, musicians captivate Jaipur connoisseurs, commoners
Jaipur, Oct 5 (IANS) "We are all poets, story-tellers and musicians in our own ways. This creativity is equal and latent in all of us. What makes a difference is how much one invests in this instinct and unleashes it," said Prasoon Joshi, renowned lyricist, screenwriter, poet and mentor, here on Saturday.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
MTV India Music Summit off to melodious start in Jaipur
Jaipur, Oct 4 (IANS) The three-day Raymond MTV India Music Summit commenced with much fanfare at hotel Fairmont Jaipur here on Friday.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Men who threatened Salman Khan on social media arrested
Jaipur, Oct 3 (IANS) : The police on Thursday arrested two people who had threatened Bollywood star Salman Khan in a social media post on September 26.
2019-10-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gehlot may name two more deputy CMs
Jaipur, Oct 3 (IANS) The Congress government in Rajasthan is contemplating to name two more Deputy Chief Ministers, besides Sachin Pilot, to balance the social equations ahead of the panchayat and civic polls.
2019-10-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
7 railway stations in Rajasthan among top 10 in cleanliness
Jaipur, Oct 2 (IANS) Seven railway stations in Rajasthan topped the charts in a cleanliness survey ranking in the top 10 category.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
India's handmades tale to go stronger: FabIndia MD
Jaipur, Sep 30 (IANS) Lifestyle brand FabIndia has launched an Experience Centre in Jaipur for its products across categories and services. The Centre houses FabCafe, Tug Bug (a playing space), a wellness centre, an interior design studio and an alteration studio in addition to the other offerings.
2019-09-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Sumrath Singh named new Rajasthan BSP President
Jaipur, Sep 28 (IANS) Sumrath Singh has been appointed as the new President of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Rajasthan.
2019-09-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Nagaur MP's brother to contest Khinwsar Assembly bypoll
Jaipur, Sep 27 (IANS) Finally, it's official. Rashtriya Loktantrik Party's (RLP) Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal's brother Narayan Beniwal will contest the Assembly bypoll in Khinwsar to be held on October 21 on a RLP ticket, Hanuman Beniwal said in New Delhi on Friday.
2019-09-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Syed holds on to lead with 68 in round three
Jaipur, Sep 26 (IANS) The final day of TATA Steel PGTIs Jaipur Open could witness a tussle between Bengalureans Syed Saqib Ahmed and M. Dharma as the two ended the penultimate day of the tournament with just one shot separating them at the top of the leaderboard at the Rambagh Golf Club here.
2019-09-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Golf
PKL 7: Pink Panthers breeze past Puneri Paltan 43-34
Jaipur, Sep 25 (IANS) Home side Jaipur Pink Panthers produced a clinical performance to comprehensively beat Puneri Paltan 43-34 in a Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 contest at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-09-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Other Sports
Don't repeat 1971 mistake, Rajnath warns Pak
Jaipur, Sep 25 (IANS) Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday warned Pakistan not to repeat its mistake of 1971 war with India.
2019-09-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Two Delhi-based girls 'abducted' in Sikar traced
Jaipur, Sep 25 (IANS) Two Delhi-based girls who were reportedly abducted in Sikar have been traced in Delhi, said Rajasthan police on Wednesday.
2019-09-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Salman Khan threatened on Facebook
Jodhpur, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been threatened with dire consequences in a social media post, written on the Facebook wall of Student Organisation of Punjab University (Sopu), on September 16.
2019-09-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan HRC for report on parading of 13 people semi-naked
Jodhpur, Sep 24 (IANS) The Rajasthan Human Rights Commission, taking cognisance of the police's special operation group (SOG) parading 13 people semi-naked on Behrod streets for allegedly helping Papla Gurjar escape from jail, has questioned the Director General of Police (DGP) over violation of human rights of arrested persons.
2019-09-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two Delhi girls abducted in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Sep 24 (IANS) Two out of five girls from Delhi who had come to Rajasthan on a sightseeing tour were abducted by some youths in a vehicle on Monday night from a bus stop here, said police officials.
2019-09-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All-round U Mumba beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 31-25
Jaipur, Sep 22 (IANS) U Mumba produced an all-round performance to beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 31-25 in a Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 contest at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-09-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Other Sports
UP Yoddha beat Tamil Thalaivas 49-22
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) UP Yoddha produced a clinical performance to beat Tamil Thalaivas 42-22 in a Pro kabaddi League match in front of a packed audience at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday. The Thalaivas, who led the encounter for most of the first half, will only have themselves to blame for a second-half capitulation that saw the UP side inflict three All-Outs on them.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Other Sports