P Srinivasan

P Srinivasan

P Srinivasan is Principal Correspondent and working with Hindustan Times since 2001. He writes on health, agriculture and development.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP hopes for Balakot poll gain

Expert says though traditionally ruling party in state does well in LS polls, this time retaliation against Pulwama may benefit Modi
The BJP returned to power in the state after the 2013 assembly elections and won on all the 25 parliamentary seats in 2014 riding on a Modi wave(HT)
The BJP returned to power in the state after the 2013 assembly elections and won on all the 25 parliamentary seats in 2014 riding on a Modi wave(HT)
Published on Mar 16, 2019 10:18 AM IST
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Fewer checks for adulteration in Rajasthan raise food safety concerns

According to data from Rajasthan’s health department, FSOs collected 51,953 samples across the state in these eight years when they should have collected 117,120 as per norms. The norm is that every FSO should collect at least 20 samples every month. There are 61 FSOs in the state.
If a food item does not meet specified standards, it is labelled substandard(Representational Photo)
If a food item does not meet specified standards, it is labelled substandard(Representational Photo)
Published on Mar 05, 2019 12:49 PM IST
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Incision blade breaks, gets stuck in Rajasthan woman’s abdomen in sterilization camp

Devi’s family said she was taken to the Community Health Centre (CHC) of Kumher on Wednesday morning to the sterilization camp.
Incision blade breaks, gets stuck in Rajasthan woman’s abdomen in sterilization camp. (Representational Image)(Reuters)
Incision blade breaks, gets stuck in Rajasthan woman’s abdomen in sterilization camp. (Representational Image)(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 11:43 AM IST
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Bharatpur | ByP Srinivasan

Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: In 14 constituencies, more NOTA votes polled than victory margin

Rajasthan assembly election results: In 14 assembly seats in the state election, the victory margin was less than the votes polled for NOTA option.
Voters after casting their vote in village Padampura, near Ajmer, India, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.(AP)
Voters after casting their vote in village Padampura, near Ajmer, India, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.(AP)
Published on Dec 13, 2018 02:38 PM IST
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Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Unemployment dole, jobs in BJP manifesto

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: The BJP manifesto promises 50 lakh jobs in private sector in five years in Rajasthan, and 30,000 jobs every year in the government sector. CM Vasundhara Raje said up to Rs 5,000 per month will be given as unemployment allowance.
The manifesto was unveiled by Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Prakash Javadekar, and Rajathan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, in the presence of BJP leaders and workers in Jaipur.(ANI/Twitter)
The manifesto was unveiled by Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Prakash Javadekar, and Rajathan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, in the presence of BJP leaders and workers in Jaipur.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 11:57 PM IST
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Jaipur | ByP Srinivasan

Constituency watch: Caste matters more than progress in Jaipur

Politics in ‘most backward’ region is influenced by border states Seven regions comprise Rajasthan. HT looks at how poll dynamics of these regions have changed since 1951
Voters waiting for their turn to exercise their franchise in the municipal corporation election at a poll booth in Jaipur’s Chomu area.(HT Photo)
Voters waiting for their turn to exercise their franchise in the municipal corporation election at a poll booth in Jaipur’s Chomu area.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2018 02:37 PM IST
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In Rajasthan’s govt hospitals, women to be discharged only if found fit to breastfeed newborns

According to a health department order, beginning September, new mothers will be discharged only after the consulting doctor stamps the discharge form that they are capable of breastfeeding and the milk bank counsellor certifies it.
Mumbai, India - July 11, 2018: New born babies on World Population Day at Wadia Hospital, Parel in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - July 11, 2018: New born babies on World Population Day at Wadia Hospital, Parel in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 21, 2018 12:48 AM IST
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Rajasthan records over 48,000 suicides in 10 years, NGO calls for crisis intervention centre

An organisation has demanded that the Rajasthan government set up a crisis intervention centre to prevent suicides, which were more than 48,000 in the state from 2007 to 2017.
State Crime Records Bureau data shows that 4430 people killed themselves in Rajasthan in 2007, which declined to 3765 in 2017.(File Photo For Representation)
State Crime Records Bureau data shows that 4430 people killed themselves in Rajasthan in 2007, which declined to 3765 in 2017.(File Photo For Representation)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 10:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByP Srinivasan, Jaipur

Crop premium subsidy only up to 7 hectares in Rajasthan

The move will save the state 60 crore this kharif season.
Farmers show crops destroyed by rain and hailstorm in Rajasthan.(HT File Photo)
Farmers show crops destroyed by rain and hailstorm in Rajasthan.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2018 10:07 PM IST
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Spotted mosquito breeding? Alert officials on WhatsApp

The Rajasthan health department will take to social media to seek people’s support for controlling mosquito breeding, a senior official said.
Official data shows that from January to July 5 this year, Rajasthan has reported 908 malaria cases, 1808 dengue cases including three deaths, 130 chikungunya cases, and 1370 swine flu cases including 134 deaths.(HT File Photo For Representation Purpose)
Official data shows that from January to July 5 this year, Rajasthan has reported 908 malaria cases, 1808 dengue cases including three deaths, 130 chikungunya cases, and 1370 swine flu cases including 134 deaths.(HT File Photo For Representation Purpose)
Updated on Jul 08, 2018 11:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByP Srinivasan, Jaipur

Improve mission parivar vikas services in 50 super blocks: Health mission director to block officials

People at a family planning camp in Rajasthan.(HT File Photo)
People at a family planning camp in Rajasthan.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 10:03 PM IST
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CBSE result 2018: Jaipur boy who cannot sit, wrote Class 10 exams standing, scores 93.4%

Ashmeet Bhatnagar has to stand 12 hours a day because he has a rare incurable disease that makes it impossible for him to sit. He wrote the Class 10 CBSE exam standing and has scored 93.4% marks.
(Left to Right) Chaitanya Bhatnagar, Sumeet Bhatnagar and Ashmeet Bhatnagar. Ashmeet Bhatnagar can either stand or lie down because of stiff joints. He has myositis ossificans in which calcification occur at sites of skeletal injuries.(HT photo)
(Left to Right) Chaitanya Bhatnagar, Sumeet Bhatnagar and Ashmeet Bhatnagar. Ashmeet Bhatnagar can either stand or lie down because of stiff joints. He has myositis ossificans in which calcification occur at sites of skeletal injuries.(HT photo)
Updated on May 30, 2018 08:15 PM IST
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No social media for Yana Gupta, Jaipur’s CBSE Class 10 topper

Yana Gupta, who scored the highest marks in Rajasthan’s Jaipur in Class 10 board examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, believes in being regular with her studies.
Yana Gupta, who scored the highest marks in Rajasthan’s Jaipur in CBSE Class 10 board examination got 100 in mathematics, science, social science and Sanskrit, and 94 in English.(HT photo)
Yana Gupta, who scored the highest marks in Rajasthan’s Jaipur in CBSE Class 10 board examination got 100 in mathematics, science, social science and Sanskrit, and 94 in English.(HT photo)
Updated on May 29, 2018 07:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByP Srinivasan

Polls on mind, Rajasthan govt delays project on safe prasad at places of worship

FSSAI launched the BHOG project to ensure preparation and packaging of prasad meet norms stipulated in Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulation, 2011
Under the project BHOG (Blissful Hygienic Offering to God), the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India asked the states to ensure that prasad served to devotees meet food safety standards.(HT Photo)
Under the project BHOG (Blissful Hygienic Offering to God), the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India asked the states to ensure that prasad served to devotees meet food safety standards.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2018 09:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByP Srinivasan, Jaipur

Jaipur businessman bids 16 lakh to get 0001 number for his Jaguar

Tanejaa bought his first luxury car, a BMW 5 series, in 2011 and paid 10.31 lakh for a special number RJ 14 CP 0001.
Rrahul Tanejaa with his Jaguar with premium number 1.(HT PHOTO)
Rrahul Tanejaa with his Jaguar with premium number 1.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 16, 2018 09:49 PM IST
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Jaipur millionaire splurges lakhs of rupees on fancy number plates

All his cars have ‘0001’ in the registration plates. But it is not only cars where 37-year-old Rrahul Tanejaa’s fetish manifests itself.
Tanejaa who runs an event management company, spent <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>16 lakh for a winning bid for a fancy number for his new luxury car: RJ 45 CG 0001.(HT Photo)
Tanejaa who runs an event management company, spent 16 lakh for a winning bid for a fancy number for his new luxury car: RJ 45 CG 0001.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 09:12 PM IST
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Soon, Ajmer to get a rail museum

The museum will have on display implements and paraphernalia of the metre gauge trains and tracks.
The National Rail Museum in New Delhi. The rail museum in AJmer will have a saloon that will be converted into restaurant general coach.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
The National Rail Museum in New Delhi. The rail museum in AJmer will have a saloon that will be converted into restaurant general coach.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on May 13, 2018 10:21 PM IST
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Every third Wednesday to be observed as Male Sterilisation Day

The condition of male sterilisation has been pitiable over the last few years.
It has been directed to make plans to inspire males for vasectomy and talk to medical in-charges, woman health workers and Accredited Social Health Activists to encourage males to come forward for sterilisation.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
It has been directed to make plans to inspire males for vasectomy and talk to medical in-charges, woman health workers and Accredited Social Health Activists to encourage males to come forward for sterilisation.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
Updated on May 06, 2018 10:00 PM IST
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To celebrate girl child, Rajasthan govt to develop parks

In a first of its kind project in the country, the state government plans to develop Beti Gaurav Udhyan (BGU) to promote the girl child in Rajasthan
According to the 2011 census, there are 888 females per 1,000 males in Rajasthan.(HT File)
According to the 2011 census, there are 888 females per 1,000 males in Rajasthan.(HT File)
Updated on May 01, 2018 10:11 PM IST
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Ahead of polls, Rajasthan govt to start immunisation drive in Dalit-dominated villages

On the Centre’s directions, the Rajasthan government will focus on immunising children up to two years and pregnant women in 599 scheduled caste-dominated villages in the state, officials said.
Mission Indradhanush will be launched in 599 scheduled caste-dominated villages in Rajasthan’s 30 districts.(Reuters Photo)
Mission Indradhanush will be launched in 599 scheduled caste-dominated villages in Rajasthan’s 30 districts.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2018 10:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByP Srinivasan, Jaipur

Rajasthan govt to give two ‘expensive’ drugs free to TB patients

While a six-month course of one drug costs Rs 1 lakh, another is Rs 58,000.
Active TB infection commonly involves the lungs (in about 75% of cases) and symptoms are a chronic (long-standing) cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats and weight loss.(Getty Images/ Representative image)
Active TB infection commonly involves the lungs (in about 75% of cases) and symptoms are a chronic (long-standing) cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats and weight loss.(Getty Images/ Representative image)
Updated on Mar 23, 2018 10:10 PM IST
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Agri dept includes dill seeds in export promotion scheme

The agriculture department in its recent order has included dill seeds in the list of spices that are exported and has also extended the spices export promotion scheme for another year
In Rajasthan, dill seeds are used as a flavouring agent and a spice, while in foreign countries it is used in medicines.(File/Getty Images)
In Rajasthan, dill seeds are used as a flavouring agent and a spice, while in foreign countries it is used in medicines.(File/Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 20, 2018 09:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByP Srinivasan, Jaipur

Meet highlights problems to connect Rajasthan jail inmates with skill training

The RSLDC, training jail inmates in various skills with support from partners, recently organised a meeting in Jaipur to discuss the challenges being faced by the partners
Officials at the meeting organised by the RSLDC in Jaipur on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Officials at the meeting organised by the RSLDC in Jaipur on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 17, 2018 09:29 PM IST
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From coming kharif season, farmers to get fertiliser subsidy through DBT

From the coming kharif season, subsidy on fertilisers will be credited to bank account of farmers through direct benefit transfer, an official said on Thursday
At present, farmers get fertilisers on subsidised rate, as the subsidy is transferred to companies based on the fertiliser dealers uploading the details of fertiliser sale on website.(HT FILE PHOTO)
At present, farmers get fertilisers on subsidised rate, as the subsidy is transferred to companies based on the fertiliser dealers uploading the details of fertiliser sale on website.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 15, 2018 10:07 PM IST
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Transgender people in Rajasthan to get skill training soon

Skill training for transgender people in Rajasthan will start soon to provide them with alternative means of livelihood, officials familiar with the initiative said.
Rajasthan has around 22,000 transgender people, but only 350 of them have voter identity cards on which ‘transgender’ has been written in the sex column; the rest of them have ID cards with ‘female’ written on them.(HT File Photo)
Rajasthan has around 22,000 transgender people, but only 350 of them have voter identity cards on which ‘transgender’ has been written in the sex column; the rest of them have ID cards with ‘female’ written on them.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2018 09:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByP Srinivasan, Jaipur

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao: Why PM Modi picked Jhunjhunu for scheme expansion

Rajasthan has improved its child sex ratio (CSR) by 34 points from 888 girls per 1000 boys in 2011 to 922 per 1000 boys in 2017-18
The BBBP campaign was launched by the PM on January 15, 2015, from Panipat in Haryana with an aim to address declining sex ratio and educate girls in the country.(HT Fil;e)
The BBBP campaign was launched by the PM on January 15, 2015, from Panipat in Haryana with an aim to address declining sex ratio and educate girls in the country.(HT Fil;e)
Updated on Mar 07, 2018 09:47 PM IST
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Unlimited calling, free talk time turning cellphone users deaf: Experts

Talking continuously for six to seven hours daily on mobile phone can affect the hearing capacity and cause damage to ears, say experts
Youngsters listening to FM on their cellphones.(Photo for representation/HT)
Youngsters listening to FM on their cellphones.(Photo for representation/HT)
Updated on Mar 03, 2018 09:48 PM IST
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Programme to address all malnutrition causes

Naveen Jain, mission director of National Health Mission (NHM), said that after the success of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), now they plan to tackle other reasons of malnutrition with the help of integrated management of acute malnutrition (IMAM).
The programme is expected to be launched in May-June this year and will continue for six months.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The programme is expected to be launched in May-June this year and will continue for six months.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 26, 2018 10:46 PM IST
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Institutional delivery goes up, but breastfeeding within an hour of birth is just 28%

According to NFHS-4 (2015-16), institutional deliveries in Rajasthan are as high as 84%.
Provision of mother’s breast milk to infants within one hour of birth ensures that the infant receives the colostrum, which is rich in protective factors.(Shutterstock Photo/Representational image)
Provision of mother’s breast milk to infants within one hour of birth ensures that the infant receives the colostrum, which is rich in protective factors.(Shutterstock Photo/Representational image)
Updated on Feb 20, 2018 09:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByP Srinivasan, Jaipur

PG diploma at district hospitals to end shortage of doctors

Approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI), the diploma will only be awarded to doctors after they have served at a government hospital for three years, said an officer of the health department. 
For 11,000 sanctioned posts, one-third is reserved for specialists (doctors with postgraduate degree), while currently, Rajasthan has a shortfall of 3,000.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
For 11,000 sanctioned posts, one-third is reserved for specialists (doctors with postgraduate degree), while currently, Rajasthan has a shortfall of 3,000.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
Updated on Feb 18, 2018 09:30 PM IST
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