Rajasthan

Rajasthan

  • Feb 01, 2015 16:21 IST

    24x7 treatment for swine flu patients at SMS Hospital now

    Now swine flu patients will get round the clock medical services at the emergency department of Sawai Man Singh (SMS) hospital in Jaipur

  • Bharat Bandh
    Jan 31, 2015 12:03 IST

    Alwar: police fail to crack bizman murder case, bandh observed in protest

    Bandh prevailed in Alwar as traders' outfit and district bar association member jointly protested against police laxity in catching the killer of a city jeweller, two murders had been commited within a week and its' a matter of shame.

  • Opium
    Jan 31, 2015 11:58 IST

    Opium addicts get option to skip de-addiction camps

    Though the state government aims to de-addict Doda (opium) users in the state, the de-addiction process that it has adopted remains flawed, due to which several persons in the state continue to consume Doda on an everyday basis.

  • BJP leader Vasundhara Raje
    Jan 31, 2015 11:51 IST

    No announcement of jobs in current budget, hints govt

    Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday dropped enough hints that the state budget might not offer government job sops, but reiterated the manifesto line of providing job opportunities to 15 lakh youths. Raje said the state government wanted the state budget to be more inclusive and for this series of consultations were being held with various groups and stakeholders.

  • Surya Namaskar, Madhya Pradesh
    Jan 31, 2015 11:43 IST

    Teachers tear into govt plan for surya namaskar in schools

    Even as the Rajasthan government is mulling over the idea of introducing surya namaskar and yoga in its schools, teachers’ bodies and sociologists in the state termed it as an infringement of individual freedom. Bounding a student to chant mantra while doing surya namaskar is violation of an individual’s freedom, praying is a personal choice and cannot be imposed.

  • Narendra Modi
    Jan 30, 2015 12:17 IST

    PM may launch soil health card scheme: Agri minister

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch a soil health card scheme for farmers across the country from Rajasthan in February, state agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini said on Thursday. The card will have a universal number which will link the holder to the details of a land on computers.

  • Jan 30, 2015 12:13 IST

    Polls for zila parishad, panchayat samiti today

    The State Election Commission (SEC) will conduct election for 254 zila parishad and 1,711 panchayat samiti members’ posts in phase-III of Panchayati Raj Election, 2015 on Friday. Polling will be held on 254 zila parishad seats of which five members have already been elected unopposed. 702 candidates are in fray now for the remaining 249 seats.

  • Charity
    Jan 30, 2015 12:08 IST

    Jodhpur labourer donates three plots valued over 1 cr for charity

    Shakur Mohammad, a 62-year-old who works as a daily wage labourer, had acquired six plots of land for Rs. 4,000 way back in 1984. Now, he has donated three plots of land valued at over Rs. 1 crore at current rates for setting up a hospital, a madrasa and a masjid and is to donate another plot for establishing a diagnostic laboratory.

  • Crimes against women
    Jan 30, 2015 12:00 IST

    22-year-old gang-raped twice in three weeks in state

    An FIR was lodged in the Bhimganj police station on Thursday after the intervention of Bilwara SP Hemant Sharma, whom the woman met on Wednesday. The woman in an FIR alleged that the rapists, who enjoyed political support, have been threatening her and her family to withdraw her first complaint against them.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Jan 29, 2015 11:58 IST

    Alwar: Two arrested for selling fake marksheets for elections to PRIs

    The mandatory formal education qualification for election to Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) has spawned a new business in the state: making fake mark-sheets and certificates for class 8 for anything between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000. The Sikar police have busted a racket involved in this business and have arrested two persons Ashok Kabra and Babulal

  • Brick factory worker
    Jan 29, 2015 11:52 IST

    Minimum wages for labourers hiked

    Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday approved revised minimum wages for labourers in the state with effect from January 1, 2014. The decision will benefit labourers working in 51 scheduled jobs. She approved the revised wages after a review on the basis of Consumer Price Index issued by the Labour Bureau in Shimla.

  • BJP leader Vasundhara Raje
    Jan 29, 2015 11:46 IST

    People with swine flu symptoms to be tested for free, says Raje

    Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje said on Wednesday that people suffering from symptoms of swine flu will be tested for free at the six government medical colleges across the state on production of a prescription from a government doctor.

  • A ragpicker
    Jan 29, 2015 11:34 IST

    Kota: 17 minors forced into beggary rescued, 13 arrested

    Seventeen minor children who were forced to beg by a criminal gang were rescued during a raid by police in Kota that also resulted in the arrest of 13 people. The raid on a lodge near Kota railway station was conducted jointly by the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell and Child Line, a unit of Rajasthan’s women and child development department.

  • Former RPSC chairman Habeeb Khan Gauran surrenders
    Jan 28, 2015 16:31 IST

    Former RPSC chief Gauran surrenders, granted bail

    Former Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) chairman Habeeb Khan Gauran was granted conditional bail by the chief metropolitan magistrate after he surrendered in a local court on Tuesday.

  • rape
    Jan 27, 2015 21:21 IST

    Rajasthan: Rape victim dragged by hair from protest site, sent to hospital

    The insensitivity of Rajasthan Police was on full display when a woman complaining about police inaction on her complaint of rape was dragged by her hair by a senior official and forcibly taken to hospital.