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Schools, colleges, universities were closed in Rajasthan in March 2020 during the initial period of the pandemic.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo. Representative image)

Schools, colleges in Rajasthan will have to close due to cases surge: Minister

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 04:15 PM IST
“Corona is spreading fast, schools and colleges will have to be closed because children are coming positive in many schools. I will talk to chief minister Ashok Gehlot and request for closure of schools, colleges and universities,” transport minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas said while speaking to reporters.
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Gehlot also issued a warning, saying that chances of survival are less in people who are hospitalised after not following the protocols properly.(Twitter/@ashokgehlot51)
Gehlot also issued a warning, saying that chances of survival are less in people who are hospitalised after not following the protocols properly.(Twitter/@ashokgehlot51)

After getting vaccinated, Rajasthan CM Gehlot ‘sends a message to the public’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Gehlot’s comments came after he, along with state health minister Raghu Sharma, were administered the first dose of the vaccine at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur.
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MEA officials have directed the Indian embassy in Kuwait to help Kumbh Singh.(Sourced Photo)
MEA officials have directed the Indian embassy in Kuwait to help Kumbh Singh.(Sourced Photo)

Barmer man gets life threats from Kuwait employer, Indian embassy 'offers' help

By Mukesh Mathrani | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 02:29 PM IST
  • The brother of the man stuck in Kuwait, said the employer even used to beat his brother and threaten not to let him ever return to India.
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Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Out on bail, rape accused sets woman complainant on fire in Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:53 AM IST
Police have retrieved CCTV footage from near the crime scene that shows the man, who was out on bail, running after setting the woman on fire and then fleeing on a bike. They said the woman had lodged a rape case against Bishnoi two years ago
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Health worker in PPE kit collects swab sample for Covid-19 RT-PCR test (HT photo/Representative photo)
Health worker in PPE kit collects swab sample for Covid-19 RT-PCR test (HT photo/Representative photo)

Rajasthan: Over 200 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours amid 2nd wave fears

By Aabshar Hassan Quazi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kota
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:31 PM IST
  • Several experts said that full-scale resumption of economic activity, near full people movement and laxity in compliance to Covid appropriate behaviour are reasons behind the recent spurt in cases.
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Poonia raised issues related to farmers' suicide, farm loan waiver and deaths of infants in the past at a hospital in Kota.(ANI)
Poonia raised issues related to farmers' suicide, farm loan waiver and deaths of infants in the past at a hospital in Kota.(ANI)

Rajasthan assembly adjourned briefly after uproar by legislators

PTI, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 03:36 PM IST
The uproar started when BJP legislator Satish Poonia was speaking during the discussion on the budget in the House.
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Vasudev Devnani had expressed his displeasure over the attack on ABVP workers in Jaipur. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Vasudev Devnani had expressed his displeasure over the attack on ABVP workers in Jaipur. (HT FILE PHOTO)

BJP leader apologises to Speaker for member's behaviour in Rajasthan Assembly

PTI, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:43 PM IST
Speaker Joshi said the behaviour of Devnani was wrong. He was raising issue when the Chair was giving ruling.
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The woman had filed a police complaint of her daughter's abduction on February 25.
The woman had filed a police complaint of her daughter's abduction on February 25.

Rajasthan woman alleges police inaction in daughter’s abduction, dies by suicide

By Mukesh Mathrani | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:25 PM IST
  • Protestors are staging a dharna with the woman’s body outside the sub divisional officer’s office in Bhinmal. They said they would not accept her body till the minor girl was rescued.
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Heatwave conditions at many places with severe heatwave in isolated pockets are very likely over Vidarbha, west Rajasthan, the IMD said.(AFP)
Heatwave conditions at many places with severe heatwave in isolated pockets are very likely over Vidarbha, west Rajasthan, the IMD said.(AFP)

Rajasthan: About 2.5 lakh youth availed unemployment allowance since 2019

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:22 PM IST
After the commencement of the scheme from February 2019 till December 2020, 4,56,678 applications were received.
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BJP National President JP Nadda(ANI Photo)
BJP National President JP Nadda(ANI Photo)

Rajasthan: Nadda asks BJP officials to strengthen cadre, do self-analysis

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:36 PM IST
Addressing the 'State Executive Meeting' at Birla Auditorium, Jaipur, Nadda asked the officials to complete the formation of booth committees by September 24.
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BKC Jombo's timing for Covid-19 vaccination is from 9 am to 5 pm. Satish Bate/HT(Satish Bate/HT)
BKC Jombo's timing for Covid-19 vaccination is from 9 am to 5 pm. Satish Bate/HT(Satish Bate/HT)

Rajasthan begins second phase of Covid-19 vaccination

By Jaykishan Sharma, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 07:28 PM IST
  • Health secretary Siddharth Majahan said, “The vaccination is going on smoothly across the state. People are enthusiastic".
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A man gets a dose of Covid-19 vaccine. (ANI Photo)
A man gets a dose of Covid-19 vaccine. (ANI Photo)

Rajasthan to begin phase 2 of Covid-19 vaccination on Monday

By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:09 PM IST
  • Private hospitals can charge up to 250 for a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
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Police are now probing if the accused had sexually assaulted his other daughters too.(airdone)
Police are now probing if the accused had sexually assaulted his other daughters too.(airdone)

‘My father, grandmother want to sell me off’: Rajasthan girl tells police

By Mukesh Mathrani | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:37 PM IST
  • The girl said she was currently staying at her maternal house of her own sweet will but her family had lodged a false case of kidnapping against them
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Pilot, who travelled with Gehlot to two kisan mahanpanchayats, said the Centre was ignoring the legitimate demands of the farmers.
Pilot, who travelled with Gehlot to two kisan mahanpanchayats, said the Centre was ignoring the legitimate demands of the farmers.

Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot share stage, take on Centre over farm laws

By Jaykishan Sharma, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:26 AM IST
The two senior Congress leaders were involved in a political tussle last July over the functioning of the state unit, which threatened to topple the Gehlot government. The Congress brass eventually stepped in to resolve the month-long crisis.
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File photo: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. (HT Photo)
File photo: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. (HT Photo)

Gehlot, Pilot hit out at farm laws ahead of Rajasthan bypolls

By Jaykishan Sharma, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 09:09 PM IST
  • Both leaders shared a helicopter for the first time after more than a year.
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A health worker takes a sample from a woman for Covid-19 test (PTI)
A health worker takes a sample from a woman for Covid-19 test (PTI)

Rajasthan makes RT-PCR tests mandatory for arrivals from Maharashtra, Kerala

By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:13 PM IST
  • The decision was taken in a review meeting chaired by chief minister Ashok Gehlot at his residence.
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)

BJP deems Rajasthan budget disappointing, Cong says its presented a holistic one

PTI, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 06:45 PM IST
BJP state president Satish Poonia said the budget is not more than a cut and paste job as new schemes have been announced just like past budgets, which hardly get realised on the ground.
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Robert Vadra. (HT Archive)
Robert Vadra. (HT Archive)

Rajasthan: Judge recuses himself in Robert Vadra case

By Dinesh Bothra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Vadra is facing an ED probe over the alleged purchase of 275 bigha land in Bikaner by Sky Light Hospitality. The ED registered a money laundering case related to the deal in 2016
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Image for representation.(File photo for representation)
Image for representation.(File photo for representation)

Rajasthan to have own law to upgrade prisons, impart skills to inmates

By Jaykishan Sharma, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:19 PM IST
  • The state has prepared a new bill, the Rajasthan Prisons Bill, 2021, taking inspiration from the model jail manual.
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (HT Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (HT Photo)

Rajasthan to present first paperless budget tomorrow

UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 04:48 PM IST
After Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan is the second state in the country to table a paperless budget. Gehlot, who is also the state finance minister, will read out the budget from a tablet at 11am
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Public gatherings of less than 100 people is allowed including for weddings in Jodhpur city.
Public gatherings of less than 100 people is allowed including for weddings in Jodhpur city.

Prohibitory orders imposed in Jodhpur city to contain coronavirus cases

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jodhpur
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 01:03 PM IST
  • Several states including Maharashtra, Kerala, MP and Punjab continue to record high number of Covid cases.
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File photo: BJP leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.(PTI)
File photo: BJP leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.(PTI)

Raje to attend BJP’s core committee meeting on Tuesday

By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:50 PM IST
  • The core committee meeting will be chaired by state party chief Satish Poonia.
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The bodies were handed over to the family members of the deceased after post-mortem, the police said.(HT Archives. Representative image)
The bodies were handed over to the family members of the deceased after post-mortem, the police said.(HT Archives. Representative image)

5 killed, 15 injured in road accident in Rajasthan's Churu district

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:16 PM IST
The incident took place in Bhaleri area of the district on Sunday night, they said. The pick-up jeep was headed towards Sardarshahar from Haryana when it collided with the truck, the police said.
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)

Puducherry crisis: Gehlot says BJP destabilising govts to grab power unethically

By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:24 PM IST
  • The Congress government in Puducherry collapsed on Monday after the motion of confidence moved by CM Narayanasamy was defeated.
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Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rajasthan: Four members of a family found dead in Sikar district

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 10:30 AM IST
A note recovered at the spot stated that the family members were depressed after the couple’s teenaged son died of a heart attack in September last year
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The accused are being tracked on the basis of CCTV footage.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
The accused are being tracked on the basis of CCTV footage.(Representative photo/Getty Images)

Robbery at petrol pump in Jaipur

PTI, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 02:45 PM IST
The entire incident was captured on a CCTV camera installed at the pump.
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Pakistani rangers accepted Gemara Ram's presence on their side after a month.(HT File)
Pakistani rangers accepted Gemara Ram's presence on their side after a month.(HT File)

Pakistan asked to expedite return of Barmer man who fled home fearing infamy

By Mukesh Mathrani | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:21 AM IST
  • The latest contact with Islamabad on the issue came after Barmer MP and Union agricultural minister Kailash Choudhary spoke to officials in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.
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Image for representation.(Reuters)
Image for representation.(Reuters)

Hand over 57-kg gold, meant to weigh ex-PM Shastri, to CGST dept: Udaipur court

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:27 AM IST
  • The gold, whose market value stands at 27.29 crore, is lying in the treasury of the Udaipur collector.
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A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)
A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)

Prices of premium petrol cross 100 in 19 districts of Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 06:46 PM IST
  • The highest rates of premium petrol amongst the above-mentioned district were recorded from Sri Ganganagar, where the price of a litre of petrol is at 103.59.
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