Rajasthan

  • Mar 04, 2015 16:48 IST

    Land law stir: MLAs suspended, leaders lathicharged

    The Rajasthan assembly speaker on Tuesday suspended nine legislators for the budget session for “creating a ruckus” in the house and even called in marshals to haul them out.

  • Mar 04, 2015 10:57 IST

    Govt to launch ‘ Lado Rani’ initiative

    With an aim to encourage parents on the birth of a girl child, the Nagaur district administration has taken up the ‘Lado Rani’ initiative that includes distributing special kits and booklets, detailing all schemes and programmes at government hospitals.

  • Bagmati, malnourished girl
    Mar 04, 2015 10:48 IST

    ‘Unbearable headache, hunger’ force woman to kill two daughters

    Persistent hunger and unbearable headache led a mother to kill her daughters, aged 1 and 3 years, the accused’s statement to the police has revealed. According to the police, she killed her daughters after administering them milk with push pins in it.

  • LGBT community members dance
    Mar 03, 2015 15:56 IST

    Pride walk: LGBT group demands social, economic rights

    More than 100 members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community joined the first pride walk on the streets of Jaipur despite a downpour on Monday

  • Mar 03, 2015 15:39 IST

    Engineering varsity official held for fraud

    The special operations group of Rajasthan police on Monday arrested vice-chairman of Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre university Amit Agarwal in connection with a cooperative bank embezzlement case

  • People watch Jaitley
    Mar 01, 2015 12:25 IST

    Budget promises developement, jobs

    The representatives of trade and industry bodies on Saturday welcomed the Union Budget calling it a “balanced budget”. They praised the focus on social security, infrastructure development, agriculture and tax reforms, but said that not much has been done to benefit the individual tax payers.

  • rajasthan
    Mar 01, 2015 12:19 IST

    Tourism industry welcomes budget proposal for hill forts

    Stakeholders of tourism industry in Rajasthan on Saturday welcomed Union finance minister Arun Jaitley’s budget proposal to provide resources to Kumbhalgarh and other hill forts in the state, saying the move will promote tourism in the desert state and help protect these sites.

  • AIIMS staff
    Feb 28, 2015 10:53 IST

    Swine flu claims eight more lives

    Eight more people succumbed to swine flu in the state since Thursday, taking the toll due to the H1N1 virus to 251 in the state, a health department official said on Friday.

  • Goa mining
    Feb 28, 2015 10:49 IST

    Mines department sitting on 220 crore funds

    The Rajasthan government has not been able to utilise Rs. 219 crore collected over the past three years from around 30,000 mining license holders and meant for use to protect the ecology, the high court has heard.

  • A ragpicker
    Feb 28, 2015 10:46 IST

    Alwar: 21 minor girls rescued from liquor factory

    Twenty one minor girls were rescued from a liquor factory and handed over to their parents on Friday. The parents were also made to sign an affidavit where it was stated that they would not send their children to work in the future. An FIR was also been registered against Vishal Jumnani, the owner of the factory

  • union budget papers
    Feb 27, 2015 10:46 IST

    BJP leaders say budget to give ‘facelift’ to railways

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari said the Union railway minister had focused on improving infrastructure, passenger safety and comfort, and increasing the self-sufficiency of the Indian Railways.

  • Passengers
    Feb 27, 2015 10:41 IST

    Tonk finally gets new rly line

    Tonk residents’ long pending demand for railway line has finally been fulfilled in the railway budget 2015-16. General manager of north western railway Anil Singhal said a new railway line from Ajmer to Sawai Madhopur via Nasirabad and Tonk had been sanctioned in the railway budget.

  • Suicide-N
    Feb 26, 2015 11:46 IST

    Exam stress leads Jharkhand student to kill self

    Nidhi Kumari, 19, daughter of Rajendra Raut and a resident of Jharkhand, allegedly committed suicide in her room in Rajeev Gandhi Nagar area in Kota city early Wednesday. She was studying in a coaching institute here hanged herself in her hostel room on Wednesday, police have said.

  • Neanderthal rock
    Feb 26, 2015 11:36 IST

    Archeologists push for UNESCO’s tag to Kota rock painting sites

    The archeologists’ fraternity of Kota are asserting for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Site status to neglected prehistoric rock shelters and painting sites in Kota.

  • A Chennai doctor
    Feb 26, 2015 11:31 IST

    Students fall ill after taking ayurvedic antidote for swine flu

    Fifteen children were taken ill after being administered an Ayurvedic concoction (‘kadha’), distributed at Mohan Public Secondary School at Desula, about 10km form Alwar, on Wednesday. The reason for their illness could be that the children were empty stomach in the morning, said district Ayurvedic officer Harsh Kumar Sharma.