Sachin Saini

Sachin Saini is Principal Correspondent with HT Rajasthan edition. He covers politics, tourism, forest, home, panchayati raj and rural development, and development journalism.

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BJP not to give Cong walkover; To field candidates on 2 RS seats in Rajasthan

Elections to four Rajya Sabha seats in Rajasthan will be held on June 10 as the BJP’s Omprakash Mathur, K J Alphons, Ramkumar Verma and Harshvardhan Singh Dungarpur will complete their term on July 4.
In the Rajasthan assembly, the Congress has 108 seats, BJP-71, CPI -2, RLP-3, BTP-2, RLD-1 and Independent -13. (File Photo)
In the Rajasthan assembly, the Congress has 108 seats, BJP-71, CPI -2, RLP-3, BTP-2, RLD-1 and Independent -13. (File Photo)
Published on May 25, 2022 08:03 PM IST
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18-yr-old flees correction home, raped by 2 in Rajasthan

The woman, who had escaped the facility in a bid to meet her daughter, was allegedly raped by a relative of a police officer and then by a cab driver on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday
The girl was married when she was 14-year-old and later gave birth to a daughter. In 2021, she was detained for the alleged murder of her sister-in-law
The girl was married when she was 14-year-old and later gave birth to a daughter. In 2021, she was detained for the alleged murder of her sister-in-law
Updated on May 23, 2022 12:53 AM IST
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Time for BJP to set targets for the next 25 years, says PM Modi at party meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the BJP government’s 8 years in office as a period of ‘resolutions and accomplishments.’
PM Modi addressed the BJP national office bearers’ meeting in Jaipur via video conferencing on Friday. (ANI)
PM Modi addressed the BJP national office bearers’ meeting in Jaipur via video conferencing on Friday. (ANI)
Published on May 20, 2022 09:05 PM IST
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Rajasthan Congress MLA Ganesh Ghogra offers to resign after FIR

Dungarpur lawmaker Ganesh Ghogra’s complaint comes after Dungarpur’s Sadar police station registered a case against the MLA and others after local residents locked up local district administration officials
Dungarpur MLA Ganesh Ghogra sent his letter to resign from the Rajasthan assembly to chief minister Ashok Gehlot, not the assembly speaker (Twitter/Rahullranawat)
Dungarpur MLA Ganesh Ghogra sent his letter to resign from the Rajasthan assembly to chief minister Ashok Gehlot, not the assembly speaker (Twitter/Rahullranawat)
Updated on May 19, 2022 01:19 AM IST
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Rajasthan Congress deputy chief whip’s brother, 4 others arrested in murder case

A trader was shot in Nawa town of Nagaur on Saturday by shooters hired from Haryana. Police said efforts are on to nab around five, who were involved in opening shots.
Police said the conspiracy behind the Nagaur murder case has been revealed. (Representational Image)
Police said the conspiracy behind the Nagaur murder case has been revealed. (Representational Image)
Updated on May 18, 2022 09:50 PM IST
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BJP to hold 3-day national meet in Jaipur ahead of Modi govt’s 8th anniversary

The three-day meeting of the BJP will begin in Jaipur on Thursday. Leaders will discuss the party’s strategies for the upcoming assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address the BJP leaders on Friday. (File Photo/Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address the BJP leaders on Friday. (File Photo/Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 18, 2022 07:35 PM IST
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School principal, police officer arrested for Rajasthan constable recruitment paper leak

The Rajasthan Police’s special operations group (SOG) arrested eight people on charges that they leaked the paper of the police constable recruitment exam on May 14. About 1.6 lakh aspirants will have to appear for this paper again
The Rajasthan government cancelled the paper late on Monday. Officials said the examination held in the second shift on May 14 will be conducted again (Photo/Livehindustan)
The Rajasthan government cancelled the paper late on Monday. Officials said the examination held in the second shift on May 14 will be conducted again (Photo/Livehindustan)
Published on May 18, 2022 01:41 AM IST
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Rajasthan Congress asks district units to comply with 50% youth quota. Minister disagrees

The 50% quota for young people is part of the Congress’s road-map for the 2024 elections and will eventually apply to party tickets allotted for elections.
A Congress supporter holds the party flag on the concluding day of the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir, in Udaipur on Sunday (ANI)
A Congress supporter holds the party flag on the concluding day of the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir, in Udaipur on Sunday (ANI)
Published on May 17, 2022 06:19 PM IST
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Congress works to unite, BJP to divide: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress leader spoke on the contentious agricultural laws, saying they were meant to benefit a few selected industrialists. The laws were repealed by the Centre last year amid continuous protests by farmers across the country.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at a Valmiki temple in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur. (ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at a Valmiki temple in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur. (ANI)
Updated on May 17, 2022 03:02 AM IST
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By, Jaipur

Narsana village becomes first in Rajasthan with 100% health insurance cover

The 10 lakh cashless health insurance coverage is implemented under the Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojna, a flagship scheme of the Rajasthan government. The Jalore district administration achieved 100% coverage with the help of donors and the health department.
Jalore district collector Nishant Jain felicitating the donors, officials and others on achieving 100% health insurance coverage in Narsana.
Jalore district collector Nishant Jain felicitating the donors, officials and others on achieving 100% health insurance coverage in Narsana.
Updated on May 15, 2022 05:52 PM IST
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Rajasthan: Murder case against govt deputy chief whip Mahendra Choudhary, others

The family of the murder victim has alleged that government deputy chief whip Mahendra Choudhary was one of the conspirators behind the attack.
A trader was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Nawa town on Saturday. (Representational Image)
A trader was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Nawa town on Saturday. (Representational Image)
Published on May 15, 2022 05:27 PM IST
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Communal tension in Hanuamangarh’s Nohar; 32 arrested

Police say the incident was planned. The district administration has suspended mobile internet services in Nohar, Bhadra and Rawatsar.
Police said the tension started after a clash between two groups on Wednesday evening. (Representational Image)
Police said the tension started after a clash between two groups on Wednesday evening. (Representational Image)
Published on May 12, 2022 05:37 PM IST
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Hours after Supreme Court order, journalist gets reprieve in sedition case

In all the FIRs, Chopra was booked under sections 124-A (sedition), 295-A (acts intended to outrage religious feelings), and 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups) of the IPC.
A bench of justice Dinesh Mehta, however, directed the anchor to appear for questioning before Dungarpur police on Monday from 11 am to 5 pm.
A bench of justice Dinesh Mehta, however, directed the anchor to appear for questioning before Dungarpur police on Monday from 11 am to 5 pm.
Updated on May 12, 2022 02:49 AM IST
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Rajasthan Congress MLA Giriraj Malinga surrenders in govt official assault case

Rajasthan Congress MLA Girraj Singh Malinga said he surrendered before police after chief minister Ashok Gehlot asked him to do so.
An electricity department engineer in his complaint to the police said that Congress MLA Girraj Singh Malinga along with 5-6 others assaulted him and his junior engineer in his office on March 28. (Facebook/Girrajsinghmalingaofficial)
An electricity department engineer in his complaint to the police said that Congress MLA Girraj Singh Malinga along with 5-6 others assaulted him and his junior engineer in his office on March 28. (Facebook/Girrajsinghmalingaofficial)
Updated on May 11, 2022 06:27 PM IST
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Denied visa, harassed Hindu family from Pakistan reaches Barmer via Nepal

Seemant Lok Sangathan president Hindu Singh Sodha said the family did not have proper documents to travel to India but the case should be considered on humanitarian grounds as they had nowhere else to go
The family belongs to the Dalit Meghwal community. Sindh in Pakistan, which neighbours Rajasthan and Gujarat, has a sizeable population of Dalit Hindus.
The family belongs to the Dalit Meghwal community. Sindh in Pakistan, which neighbours Rajasthan and Gujarat, has a sizeable population of Dalit Hindus.
Updated on May 11, 2022 05:25 PM IST
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BySachin Saini and Mukesh Mathrani

Taj Mahal land originally belonged to Jaipur royal family: BJP MP Diya Kumari

‘We have documents that the land belonged to the Jaipur family and Shah Jahan acquired it,’ said BJP MP Diya Kumari, who is a member of the erstwhile Jaipur royal family.
BJP MP Diya Kumari has supported the petition filed in the Allahabad high court seeking a fact-finding inquiry into the history of Taj Mahal. (File Photo/Twitter/ANI)
BJP MP Diya Kumari has supported the petition filed in the Allahabad high court seeking a fact-finding inquiry into the history of Taj Mahal. (File Photo/Twitter/ANI)
Updated on May 11, 2022 06:16 PM IST
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Internet suspended as murder triggers communal tensions in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara

Police superintendent Adarsh Sidhu said they have arrested three prime accused and the role of others involved in the murder was also being probed
Communal violence earlier broke out in Jodhpur. (ANI)
Communal violence earlier broke out in Jodhpur. (ANI)
Updated on May 12, 2022 03:20 AM IST
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Release of water from Rajasthan washes away nestlings of Indian skimmers

Jaipur/Bhopal: The release of water from Rajasthan’s Kota Barrage has inundated the Chambal’s riverine islands downstream and washed away nests, nestlings, and eggs of birds, including endangered Indian skimmers
Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), an NGO involved in conservation and biodiversity research, tweeted a video on Wednesday showing a drowned birdling. (BNHS)
Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), an NGO involved in conservation and biodiversity research, tweeted a video on Wednesday showing a drowned birdling. (BNHS)
Updated on May 11, 2022 03:53 PM IST
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Differently abled minor was not raped in Alwar: closure report

Tejaswani Gautam, superintendent of police (SP), Alwar, said that based on the technical research, forensic science medical reports, and verbal and other collected evidence, rape is not confirmed
On January 11, the girl went missing from her village and was found in a state of distress on Tijara bridge in Alwar town. She was admitted to JK Lone hospital in Jaipur where surgery was done as she was bleeding from her private parts
On January 11, the girl went missing from her village and was found in a state of distress on Tijara bridge in Alwar town. She was admitted to JK Lone hospital in Jaipur where surgery was done as she was bleeding from her private parts
Updated on May 10, 2022 02:53 AM IST
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FIR against Sudarshan News channel director  in Jodhpur for ‘misleading tweet’

The Jodhpur Police said a case has been registered against Ramdas Chavhanke under sections 153-A, 188 and 505 of the Indian Penal Code.
The FIR against Sudarshan News channel director Ramdas Chavhanke comes days after communal clashes rocked Jodhpur city on Tuesday last after an altercation over raising religious flags ahead of Eid celebrations (Twitter/Jodhpurpolice)
The FIR against Sudarshan News channel director Ramdas Chavhanke comes days after communal clashes rocked Jodhpur city on Tuesday last after an altercation over raising religious flags ahead of Eid celebrations (Twitter/Jodhpurpolice)
Updated on May 09, 2022 12:28 AM IST
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By, Jaipur

Centre must ban multi-state credit cooperative societies: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot also asked people not to be lured by the returns promised by societies and satisfy themselves about the genuineness of the society before investing their hard-earned money
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot held a review meeting of the state’s cooperative department on Saturday (ANI)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot held a review meeting of the state’s cooperative department on Saturday (ANI)
Updated on May 08, 2022 08:09 PM IST
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Ashok Gehlot’s plan to revert to old pension scheme hits 39,000 crore hurdle

The new pension scheme was notified in 2003 and implemented by Rajasthan government for employees recruited after 1 January 2004
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot announced the switch to the old pension scheme for government employees in February this year (ANI)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot announced the switch to the old pension scheme for government employees in February this year (ANI)
Published on May 08, 2022 05:03 PM IST
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Jodhpur violence: Curfew relaxed for two hours

Director general of police ML Lather said that they have arrested 211 people in connection with the violence and registered 22 cases
The curfew was imposed after clashes erupted in Jodhpur on Wednesday. (ANI)
The curfew was imposed after clashes erupted in Jodhpur on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on May 06, 2022 01:52 PM IST
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Congress responsible for riots: Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia at Alwar rally

The BJP has launched a statewide agitation called the ‘Hunkar rally’ from the district of Alwar, the epicentre of opposition protests in the state after the demolition of two temples on April 17.
The Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia accused chief minister Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan of diverting people’s attention from real issues. (File Photo)
The Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia accused chief minister Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan of diverting people’s attention from real issues. (File Photo)
Published on May 06, 2022 12:52 AM IST
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Amid tensions, internet services suspended in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara

Internet services were earlier suspended in Jodhpur following communal clashes on Monday night following an altercation over religious flags
Curfew was imposed following a communal clash in Jodhpur. (ANI)
Curfew was imposed following a communal clash in Jodhpur. (ANI)
Published on May 05, 2022 12:50 PM IST
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Jodhpur situation under control, 141 arrested for communal violence: Police

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot blamed the BJP for the Jodhpur communal clashes, saying the opposition party is nervous. “If they have any target in the country, it is Rajasthan. That is why you are seeing riots.”
Police personnel deployed during curfew on Wednesday that was imposed following clashes between two groups a day earlier (ANI)
Police personnel deployed during curfew on Wednesday that was imposed following clashes between two groups a day earlier (ANI)
Updated on May 05, 2022 06:32 AM IST
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Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Baneshwar Dham after Cong Chintan Shivir

Union home minister Amit Shah is expected to visit Dungarpur-Banswara district in May, with an aim to strengthen the BJP in the tribal dominated southern Rajasthan.
Sonia Gandhi will inaugurate a bridge built at Baneshwar Dham and will address a public meeting on May 16, leaders familiar with the matter said. (Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Sonia Gandhi will inaugurate a bridge built at Baneshwar Dham and will address a public meeting on May 16, leaders familiar with the matter said. (Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 04, 2022 04:04 PM IST
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Curfew in 10 Jodhpur areas after fresh violence; Gehlot sends in top officials

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot deputed two ministers and top civil servants to camp in Jodhpur and quickly restore peace in Jodhpur
Jodhpur: Police take away a miscreant after clashes broke out between two communities on Eid-ul-Fitr, in Jalori Gate area, in Jodhpur, Tuesday (PTI)
Jodhpur: Police take away a miscreant after clashes broke out between two communities on Eid-ul-Fitr, in Jalori Gate area, in Jodhpur, Tuesday (PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2022 04:19 PM IST
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Jodhpur tense on Eid after clashes, cops among many injured; CM appeals for calm

On clashes in Jodhpur’s Jalori Gate, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the administration has been ordered to maintain peace and order at all costs
The Jodhpur Police said security personnel have been able to bring the situation under control(HT_PRINT)
The Jodhpur Police said security personnel have been able to bring the situation under control(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 03, 2022 11:11 AM IST
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Why release tigress in Seljar, asked Vasundhara Raje. Forest official explains

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday questioned the state government’s decision to release the tigress in Seljar, not Darrah national park.
MHTR field director Sedu Ram Yadav said tigress MT-4, who was released in Seljar in the northern part of Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve is healthy (Photo courtesy: MHTR)
MHTR field director Sedu Ram Yadav said tigress MT-4, who was released in Seljar in the northern part of Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve is healthy (Photo courtesy: MHTR)
Published on May 02, 2022 07:19 PM IST
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