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Mehrishi shifting deepens vacuum in Rajasthan's top bureaucracy

Rajasthan is scurrying to fill a vacuum at the top echelons of the bureaucracy after chief secretary Rajiv Mehrishi became the latest civil servant to be shifted to the Centre.

Kota shuts down against 7-yr-old boy’s murder

A complete shutdown was observed in Kota city on Saturday against the kidnapping and murder of a seven-year-old boy, Rudraksh, on Friday

CM slams free drug scheme, but govt study says it’s good

The Chief Minister Free Medicine Scheme, the ambitious scheme launched by the previous dispensation, may have come under criticism from Vasundhara Raje on several occasions, but it has got the thumbs up from her planning department

150-year-old camel sacrifice tradition ends on Eid-Ul-Zuha in Rajasthan

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Respecting the Rajasthan government'sdecision to adopt Camel as the state animal, Anjuman Society of Khandan-e-Amiriya (ASKeA) in Tonk district has decided to stop its 150-year-old tradition of sacrificing camel on the day of Eid-Ul-Zuha slated for Monday.

Women’s protest grounds Raje, officials face heat

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Rajasthan government ordered an inquiry on Saturday into a women’s sit-in at a helipad in Sikar district on Friday, a security lapse that stalled chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s chopper flight for nearly five minutes and forced her to take a detour.

Bundi SP put on awaiting posting order over Nainwa violence

Bundi superintendent of police (SP) Pankaj Chaudhary has been put under awaiting posting order (APO) in the fallout of the Nainwa communal violence in Rajasthan.

Robbers beat up family, rape woman in Jaipur

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Four armed robbers barged into a house of a retired engineer in the wee hours of Friday, beat up the family members and allegedly raped a woman before decamping with jewellery and cash.

Upbeat with win, Cong slams Raje

After facing rout in assembly and Lok Sabha polls, win on three assembly seats out of four in the by-polls has given the Congress enough reason to smile

Past proud, present tense, future uncertain for Digamber Singh

The assembly by-poll result of Surajgarh seat has served as a double blow to former health minister Digamber Singh who recently lost the assembly election from Deeg-Kumher seat in December last year

‘Sadbuddhi yajna’ held against delay in Barmer refinery work

Barmer residents, led by Pachpadra Refinery Sangharsh Samiti, on Sunday organised a ‘sadbuddhi yajna’ to protest the delay in setting up of proposed refinery at Pachpadra

Police probe indicted Congress govt in Ambulance scam

The previous Congress government helped Ziqitza healthcare, a private firm, to get contracts to operate ambulances and turned a blind eye to several instances of irregularities in billing and purchase of medical items, a Rajasthan police investigation had concluded.

'Ex-RPSC chief looked at test papers before daughter took exam'

The former chairman of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) had looked at question papers of a judicial examination last year in which his daughter secured the tenth position, the owner of the press which printed the test papers has told a local court in Jaipur.

SHO, constable suspended after detainee dies

A station house officer and a woman constable were suspended and the remaining staff of a police station was sent to police lines in Sirohi district after a murder suspect in their custody was found dead

Heads roll as probe into helipad sit-in gets underway

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje
The Rajasthan government on Sunday suspended a police officer and transferred two others, the first set of heads that set rolling following a security lapse that stalled chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s chopper flight on Friday.

India's Pak envoy backs demand for opening Munabao-Khokhrapar trade route

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr TCA Raghavan has supported the demand for revival of Munabao-Khokhrapar trade route. He has suggested that both countries need to talk about opening up more such trade routes in order to facilitate the business communities, media reports from Pakistan said.

Dilapidated Kasturba school in Rajasthan cries for attention

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje
Rooms have developed cracks and roofs have caved in, exposing the iron rods used during construction.

Cong wins 3 out of 4 seats, jolt to BJP

In a setback to the BJP government, the Congress wrested three of four assembly seats where by-polls were held. BJP was restricted to the Kota (South) seat
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