HindustanTimes Thu,24 Apr 2014


Trouble in Dausa after villagers attack journalists


Four photojournalists and a driver were injured when a group of villagers attacked them at Santha village at Mahwa in Dausa district on Thursday. They also damaged their vehicle, cameras and laptops.

Jodhpur on swine flu alert, 1 killed

H1N1 influenza is back to haunt the city after a gap of two years

Azharuddin bats on a sticky wicket in Tonk- Sawai Madhopur

Passing through the dusty lanes into the interiors of Tonk district, a cavalcade of at least ten SUVs heads towards a village in the district, as the area reverberates with slogans of ‘Azharuddin zindabad, Congress Party zindabad.’

Dausa voters divided over three Meenas

It is 8.30 pm and National People’s Party patron Kirori Lal Meena is addressing a group of villagers in Binderwada village in Sikandra, 25 km from Dausa, his last few public meetings in Dausa parliamentary constituency before he retires for the day.

'Law and order situation was bad when Harish was DGP'

Kirori Lal Meena
Kirori Meena, known as much for his histrionics as his fickleness, faces a tough political challenge this time. He spoke to Urvashi Dev Rawal.

Alwar welcomes Rahul Gandhi with flower petals

Rahul Gandhi
Amid all pomp and show, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held his first road show in Rajasthan for his teammate Jitendra Singh, who is contesting from Alwar Lok Sabha seat.

People are happy with my performance in Moradabad: Azharuddin

Mohd Azharuddin – wife Sangeeta Bijlani in tow – walks into villages for canvassing in the manner he used to enter cricket stadiums across the world. However, the pitches (village roads) in Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency are not quite the batting paradises he played on or the smooth outfields he dived on to stop the ball from going to the boundary.

10% Rajasthan candidates in phase 2 polls have criminal records

Rajasthan Election Watch

Seven out of 81 candidates contesting on five seats in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan have criminal backgrounds. This was revealed in the report released by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Rajasthan Election Watch (REW) on Saturday here.

Jalore village women vote for first time

Women voters
Thanks to the voter awareness campaign undertaken by the election commission official, hundreds of woman voters in a village of Jalore district of Jodhpur region exercised their franchise for the first time after independence, on Thursday.

Pilot, Dushyant and several other candidates in Rajasthan fail to cast vote

Missed votes
While the political leaders kept instilling in the people the importance of voting, over a dozen candidates failed to cast their votes on Thursday.

Azhar batting for survival on a tricky wicket

If the elections were a cricket field, Mohammad Azharuddin would have dismissed his opponents with an elegant flick off his legs.
But Tonk- Sawai Madhopur is no Eden Gardens and the former Team India captain knows very well that this is the hardest wicket he is in, a vicious turner at times and a green-top at others.

Akharas become favourite vote hunting ground for politicians in Rajasthan

Akharas have suddenly become a favourite hangout of the politicians this poll season.

RTE not enforced, some private schools may lose their recognition

Wilful delay and apathetic attitude towards giving free admissions under the right to education (RTE) act may cost several private schools in Ganganagar their recognition.

'Kirori Meena has lost credibility, he will lose deposit'

Namo Narain Meena
Congress candidate Namo Narain Meena seems confident going into the elections even though he is new to Dausa constituency. Urvashi Dev Rawal met up with him as he campaigned in Paota village.

'Namo Narain should not have come here to contest'

Harish Meena
Harish Meena seems to be coming to terms with the rough and tumble of politics. Looking tired after the hectic campaigning, he spoke to Urvashi Dev Rawal in Dausa

I would like to join politics, says Sangeeta Bijlani

Bijlani says she would definitely look forward to joining politics if given an opportunity

In an evolving Rajasthan, youth will play decisive role

A young voter shows her inked finger
From Ajmer to Kota to Jaipur, the changes happening in Rajasthan’s socio-political landscape are rather visible. With mushrooming of big shopping malls, dress and food habits of the young are changing.
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