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    Jun 22, 2015 17:03 IST

    Tax cut on tobacco products draws flak from NGOs, health department

    Slashing of value added tax (VAT) on tobacco products, pan masalas and cigarettes has delivered a massive blow to the efforts of voluntary organisations and the health department to reduce tobacco consumption in the state.

  • Congress supporters burn an effigy of CM Vasundhara Raje in Jodhpur on Friday
    Jun 20, 2015 16:24 IST

    BJP has lost moral right to rule: Congress leaders

    All India Congress Committee general secretary and in-charge for Rajasthan Gurudas Kamat on Friday, while addressing the party workers and officials, said this is for the first time in the democratic history of India that an external affairs minister has confessed of helping a criminal and still on the post

  • Jun 14, 2015 16:12 IST

    1 more succumbs to burns, takes Tonk bus accident death toll to 16

    The death toll in Tonk bus accident reached 16 on Saturday, as one more person succumbed to the burn injuries at the Sawai Man Singh hospital

  • Jun 14, 2015 16:07 IST

    Pushkar to be developed as temple town: Raje

    Pushkar would be developed as temple city of Rajasthan on the lines of religious places like Tirupati Balaji and other Hindu holy sites in the country, chief minister Vasundhara Raje said on Saturday

  • Jun 14, 2015 16:01 IST

    New RO plants in Alwar to end all drinking water woes

    The drinking water problem is all set to end in Alwar district as the state government is likely to set up 36 reverse osmosis (RO) plants this year

  • Jun 12, 2015 16:29 IST

    Government likely to re-auction 400 small mining leases in 2015

    Rajasthan may put about 400 small size mining leases of minerals like granite, marble and quartz under the hammer in 2015 as it looks to expand its area under mining as well as increase revenue

  • Dangawas clash CBI probe Rajasthan
    Jun 04, 2015 10:37 IST

    Dangawas clash: 25-member CBI team lands in village

    A day after the CBI took over the two cases related to caste clash in Dangawas village of Nagaur district, a 25-member team, including two superintendents of police (SP) and four deputy SPs reached the village on Wednesday evening. Earlier in the morning, a five-member forensic team reached the incident site to collect evidences.

  • Vasundhara Raje Jaipur Metro BJP Inaugration
    Jun 04, 2015 09:41 IST

    CM Vasundhara Raje flags off Jaipur Metro, takes a ride too

    Jaipur on Wednesday became the fifth city in the country to have metro service when chief minister Vasundhara Raje flagged off the first train before she boarded it for a ride from Mansarover to Chandpole station.

  • May 31, 2015 15:58 IST

    Forest dept distributes ‘Mor Chalisa’ to save peacocks

    With a view to check peacock killings in Bundi district, the forest department is distributing a booklet to make people aware about the religious and social importance of the national bird

  • Dangawas violence
    May 31, 2015 15:52 IST

    Dangawas violence: Meghwals refuse to budge on 18 demands

    Meghwal community members remained on dharna outside the mortuary of Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital here for the second day on Saturday raising demands in support of the Dangawas victims

  • ‘Red box’ warnings of heat stroke, dehydration and fatality announced.
    May 29, 2015 20:02 IST

    No respite from heat wave in Rajasthan

    Heat wave conditions continue to affect normal life in the desert state of Rajasthan, with the mercury hovering between 40-45 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state.

  • Gujjar talks
    May 28, 2015 22:13 IST

    Gujjar agitation called off, Rajasthan govt agrees to quota in jobs

    The eight-day-long deadlock between Gujjars and the Rajasthan government came to an end on Thursday night after the government agreed to introduce a bill ensuring 5% quota for Gujjars and four other castes outside the legal limit of 50% overall reservation in government-run institutions.

  • Gujjars
    May 28, 2015 11:39 IST

    Centre sends in 4,500 paramilitary forces to assist state govt deal with Gujjar protests

    The Rajasthan high court on Thursday reprimanded the state's chief secretary and the director general of police for failing to arrest any Gujjar agitator and allowing people to suffer due to the agitation which has crippled road and rail services in the state.

  • Third round of talks between Gujjar delegation and Rajasthan govt inconclusive
    May 28, 2015 09:28 IST

    Gujjar agitation: Third round of talks remains inconclusive

    Dissatisfied with government's proposal, Gujjars say the next step will be taken after consulting Bainsla. Meanwhile, home minister appeals protestors to vacate tracks and highways, warns of police action else.

  • Conservationists are divided over the government’s proposal to declare Ustad a man-eater
    May 26, 2015 16:38 IST

    NTCA wanted tourism regulated inside park

    The charges from various wildlife activists that T-24, popularly known as Ustad, was shifted from Ranthambhore national park to captivity in Sajjangarh biological park under pressure from tourism lobby gets some credence from a letter of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) seeking regulation of tourism in the park where T-24 roamed, monitoring of the big cat through camera traps to check his behaviour and to ask foot patrol staff to use caution in his territory