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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

Rajasthan

Shahpura arson: Rajasthan govt doles out Rs. 21 lakh compensation

The Rajasthan government’s home department has sanctioned a total of Rs. 21 lakh for the 42 Banjara families whose houses were set afire by a mob near Dhikola village in the district on Tuesday.

BSF steps up security on western border after MHA alert

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sounded high alert on the international border along Pakistan following intelligence inputs about probable intrusion bid by some terrorists.

RAS paper leak: Another accused nabbed in Ahmedabad

The Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Rajasthan police arrested an accused in the Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) pre-exam 2013 paper leak case from Ahmedabad on Wednesday night.

Aamir launches ‘clean Jodhpur’ campaign

Film star Aamir Khan on the 68th Independence Day of the country launched a special drive to make Jodhpur “a garbage free city”

Woman forest guard accuses senior office

The 20-year-old alleged the deputy conservator of forests threatened to get her out of job if she filed complaint

Govt removes JMC chief Aswal

The state government on Tuesday removed Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) chief executive officer Lal Chand Aswal and sent him on awaiting posting order (APO) after his name figured in a corruption case.

Setback for farmers as Rajasthan govt scraps interest-free loans

The govt has reportedly made it clear that farmers will be charged 4 per cent interest on farm loans, waived by Gehlot in 2012.

Raje gravy train chugs into Rajasthan

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday showered the state with goodies -- including creation of 15 lakh jobs -- in an apparent show of gratitude to the people for their massive mandate in the assembly and Lok Sabha polls.

Agriculture dept submits contingency plan for weak monsoon

Keeping in view the possibility of poor monsoon this year, the state agriculture department has submitted a contingency crop plan - Kharif 2014 -to the disaster and relief department.

108-ambulance: Workers strike continues, govt says services not hit

The employees of 108-ambulances continued their strike for the third day on Wednesday. The government, however, claimed that the strike is not affecting the services of 108-ambulance service in the state.

Complete Suratgarh project in given time frame: Raje to BHEL

Chief minister Vasundhara Raje expressed disappointment over delay of completion of some units of Super Critical Power Project at Suratgarh. She asked the officials of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)-the company which has been assigned the contract to complete the project-to complete the task within a stipulated time frame or the state government could consider the proposals of other companies.

Activists come out to support transgender

The state woman activists have accused the Ajmer police of protecting cops allegedly involved in the sexual assault of a transgender community member in a police station on June 5.

Ambulance strike: Patients bear the brunt

Patients especially those requiring emergency medical attention had to face several hardships in reaching hospitals  

Rajasthan govt amends Wind Power Policy, makes it investor-friendly 

The state government amended the Wind Power Policy 2012 with an aim of attracting more investors and giving boost to renewable energy in the state. The government wants to ensure easy process for allocation of land and other formalities for setting up wind power projects in the state, said parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Rathore. This and many more decisions were taken at the cabinet meeting held here on Tuesday.

Woman’s family fined Rs. 2 lakh, ostracised for filing dowry case

A caste panchayat in Barmer district allegedly ordered a woman’s family to be ostracised and also imposed a fine of Rs. 2 lakh on them after they refused to withdraw a dowry harassment case against her in-laws.

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