Rajasthan

  • Rajasthan cabinet on Tuesday decided to increase the punishment for keeping mobile phones in jails
    Jul 29, 2015 17:07 IST

    Prisoners who use mobile phones inside jails to face govt heat

    The state cabinet on Tuesday decided to increase the punishment for keeping mobile phones and other banned objects inside jails keeping in view the increased instances of mobile phone use by prisoners in jail premises

  • Chambal river
    Jul 29, 2015 17:06 IST

    Overflowing dams bring cheer to Hadauti farmers

    The brimming dams on the Chambal have brought smiles to the farmers of the Hadauti region as the good monsoon ensures enough irrigation water for next two years.

  • Kharif crops
    Jul 29, 2015 16:51 IST

    Good monsoon gives fresh impetus to sowing activity

    With monsoon gaining momentum, sowing activity in the state has reached its peak in the past few days. Farmers are now busy sowing Kharif crops and with a positive outlook on yield.

  • Mount Abu
    Jul 29, 2015 16:37 IST

    State receives 30% more rain, Mount Abu gets 328mm

    Rainfall continues to lash several parts of the state. Mount Abu in Sirohi district has received the maximum rainfall of 328mm, while Abu Road received 134 mm.

  • Flood
    Jul 29, 2015 16:22 IST

    Flood-like situation continues in Rajasthan's Jalore

    Two people are feared dead in Sanchor town of Jalore district on Tuesday where incessant rainfall for last two days has triggered a flood-like situation, disrupting road connectivity with several villages.

  • Raje meets zila pramukh
    Jul 28, 2015 15:43 IST

    Don’t crave for power, win public trust through work: Raje to zila pramukhs

    Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday asked the newly-elected public representatives not to crave for power but win public trust through their work

  • Sloth bear introduced into the STR two years ago
    Jul 27, 2015 16:38 IST

    Lonely Sariska bear could get two companions soon

    A sloth bear in the Sariska Tiger Reserve (STR) has been lonely for the past two years. Now, the forest department is attempting to get two companions for the animal from other sanctuaries in the state

  • SP-Collectors’ conference at CMO in Jaipur
    Jul 24, 2015 15:48 IST

    CM Raje calls for monitoring of social media activities

    With an aim to curb misuse of social media platforms to flare up petty issue, chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday stressed on the need to form a cell to keep an eye on such activities

  • Citizens Report 2015
    Jul 21, 2015 16:45 IST

    BJP govt's first 18 months in Rajasthan a failure, say activists

    Eighteen months into its tenure, the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in Rajasthan has failed to live up to people’s expectations, civil society activists said on Monday, warning it that transferring responsibilities to the private sector is not the panacea for all ills.

  • career kota
    Jul 20, 2015 16:18 IST

    Career gold mine for northeast students in Kota

    Students from insurgency-prone northeast states are not only flocking to Rajasthan’s coaching destination in a big way but also setting new milestones of excellence by cracking medical and engineering entrance examinations.

  • Vasundhara Raje addresses a public meeting
    Jul 10, 2015 20:54 IST

    Raje govt asks college libraries to keep biography on RSS founder

    The Rajasthan government has asked state-run colleges to introduce the RSS founder’s biography in their libraries, it emerged on Friday, setting the stage for a potential backlash by critics who accuse the BJP regime at the Centre of trying to saffronise education.

  • RSS volunteers
    Jul 10, 2015 15:10 IST

    After ‘chakka jam’, RSS-backed group sets deadline for govt

    The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backed Mandir Bachao Sangharsh Samiti, Jaipur, set a deadline for the government to meet its demands else the protest against the demolition of temples would be intensified at the state level. The deadline was set after a two hour ‘chakka jam’ on Thursday which largely remained peaceful.

  • Rajasthan, Sikkar, Floods, Heavy Rains
    Jul 10, 2015 15:02 IST

    18-year-old youth dies as heavy rain causes floods in Sikar

    An 18-year-old youth was killed as heavy rains flooded many parts of Sikar district, about 110 kms north of Jaipur, on Thursday, officials said. The district administration called in the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and was carrying out operations to rescue the stranded people.

  • Smuggling of contraband
    Jul 09, 2015 16:20 IST

    Man hides phones, cannabis in anal cavity to smuggle into jail

    A usual workday turned bizarre for the jail guards at the Kota central jail on Monday night as they discovered a condom hanging out of the rear of one Balbeer Singh, 45, while the latter was being frisked prior to entering the premises. An investigation quickly revealed that the suspiciously placed rubber was being used to stash cannabis

  • Rajendra Singh Rathore
    Jul 08, 2015 16:11 IST

    16,000 jobs in the offing as cabinet approves projects worth Rs 4,000 crore

    In a major boost to employment generation, the state cabinet on Tuesday cleared seven investment projects worth around Rs 4,000 crore. The projects, approved in wake of Resurgent Rajasthan Summit-2015, are expected to generate more than 16,000 jobs across the state, parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Singh Rathore on Tuesday said