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City streets wear a deserted look during the weekend curfew amid the surge in coronavirus cases , in Jaipur. (PTI Photo)

Officials in Rajasthan asked to ensure oxygen supply as Covid-19 cases increase

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 10:51 AM IST
  • According to the health department data, 7,359 people were found Covid positive on Friday, the highest daily cases recorded so far.
Rajasthan recorded its biggest single-day spike of 9046 fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday, pushing its tally to 404,355 and the death toll mounted to 3,109 with 37 more fatalities. (Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
Rajasthan recorded its biggest single-day spike of 9046 fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday, pushing its tally to 404,355 and the death toll mounted to 3,109 with 37 more fatalities. (Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)

Rajasthan slashes RT-PCR test rate in private labs to 350

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Ashok Gehlot also directed officials of the health department to take strict action against the labs and personnel delaying the report of RT-PCR tests.
Jaipur: Bamboo poles placed as barricading to keep people inside an area declared a Covid-19 containment zone at Malviya Nagar, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)
Jaipur: Bamboo poles placed as barricading to keep people inside an area declared a Covid-19 containment zone at Malviya Nagar, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)

Rajasthan sees highest single-day spike of 9,046 new cases; tally crosses 4 lakh

PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 09:55 PM IST
The weekend curfew remained effective on Saturday as shops and offices except essential services remained closed. The curfew will continue in the state till 5 am on Monday.
Ashok Gehlot said that like before, PM Narendra Modi should make regular contact with the Chief Ministers of the states to know the situation.
Ashok Gehlot said that like before, PM Narendra Modi should make regular contact with the Chief Ministers of the states to know the situation.

Covid situation turning dangerous, PM should cancel political rallies: Gehlot

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 05:42 PM IST
“The Covid situation has become dangerous across the country. Now, this virus is spreading rapidly among the youth and children as well. The Prime Minister should now stop his political programmes, rallies and road shows,” Gehlot tweeted in Hindi.
Gulab Chand Kataria faced criticism from Congress' student wing over alleged remarks. (Prabhakar Sharma/HT Archive)
Gulab Chand Kataria faced criticism from Congress' student wing over alleged remarks. (Prabhakar Sharma/HT Archive)

NSUI members protest against over BJP leader's remarks on Maharana Pratap

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 12:04 PM IST
The Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) also burnt an effigy of the BJP leader who on Tuesday tendered an apology for his remarks that triggered outrage among Rajputs in the state.
Jaipur: Bamboo poles placed as barricading to keep people inside an area declared a Covid-19 containment zone at Malviya Nagar, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)
Jaipur: Bamboo poles placed as barricading to keep people inside an area declared a Covid-19 containment zone at Malviya Nagar, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)

Rajasthan imposes weekend Covid-19 curfew. All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 11:54 AM IST
Rajasthan: A weekend curfew has been announced in the state from 6pm on Friday till 5am on Monday, in addition to the existing night curfew from 6pm and 6am till April 30.
Representational image.
Representational image.

Rajasthan man arrested for allegedly raping and biting off daughter’s nose

By Aabshar H Quazi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 03:19 PM IST
An activist on April 8 filed another complaint against the father for raping his daughter and he was booked under which Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and India’s Penal Code’s Section 376 (rape)
On Wednesday, Poonia tweeted that under chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s leadership, thieves were having fun while the public was living in a shadow of fear.(HT file photo)
On Wednesday, Poonia tweeted that under chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s leadership, thieves were having fun while the public was living in a shadow of fear.(HT file photo)

Theft of Covaxin doses from Rajasthan hospital serious situation: BJP's Poonia

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 01:25 PM IST
“There used to be a lot of thefts in Rajasthan, but the theft of vaccine is surprising. It clearly shows the government is not alert and is negligent in such a matter. This is a serious issue and the government should take cognizance of it,” Rajasthan BJP President Dr Satish Poonia was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
A vial containing Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' Covid-19 vaccine. (File Photo / Representational Image)
A vial containing Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' Covid-19 vaccine. (File Photo / Representational Image)

320 doses of 'Covaxin' go missing from Jaipur hospital; FIR lodged

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 11:10 AM IST
An FIR has been registered in Jaipur's Shastri Nagar police station as vaccines went missing.
A view inside the classroom at Seth Anandilal Poddar Government Deaf And Dumb School. (Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
A view inside the classroom at Seth Anandilal Poddar Government Deaf And Dumb School. (Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

Rajasthan postpones exams for class 10, 12; promotes students of class 8, 9, 11

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 09:48 PM IST
The state had earlier promoted students of Class 6 and 7 without exams.
The bypolls to the Assembly constituencies of Sahara (Bhilwara), Sujangarh (Churu) and Rajsamand are scheduled for April 17.(Prabhakar Shama / HT file photo)
The bypolls to the Assembly constituencies of Sahara (Bhilwara), Sujangarh (Churu) and Rajsamand are scheduled for April 17.(Prabhakar Shama / HT file photo)

BJP seeks deployment of para forces for Assembly bypolls in Rajasthan

PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 03:32 PM IST
A delegation of BJP leader met Governor Kalraj Mishra and requested him to apprise the Election Commission of India of the issues raised by them in a representation handed over to him.
On Monday, Rajasthan recorded 5,771 fresh Covid-19 cases that took the state's total tally to 3,69,564, while 25 more fatalities. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
On Monday, Rajasthan recorded 5,771 fresh Covid-19 cases that took the state's total tally to 3,69,564, while 25 more fatalities. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Beds in Jaipur hospitals filling up fast as Covid-19 cases surge

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 10:34 PM IST
  • The health department officer said directions have been issued to all private hospitals having 60 or more beds to reserve 25 per cent of them in wards and another 25 per cent in ICU for Covid-19 patients.
On Monday, Rajasthan reported 5771 Covid-19 cases and 25 related fatalities in the span of 24 hours. In picture - Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(ANI)
On Monday, Rajasthan reported 5771 Covid-19 cases and 25 related fatalities in the span of 24 hours. In picture - Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(ANI)

‘Slightest negligence will prove dangerous’: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot’s appeal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 06:52 PM IST
“I request you all to not come out of your house unnecessarily. If you have to go out, wear a mask, follow social distancing and wash your hands. Now even the slightest negligence will prove dangerous to you and your near ones,” Ashok Gehlot tweeted.
A volunteer disinfects the premises at Seth Anandilal Poddar Government Deaf And Dumb School in Jaipur, Rajasthan. (Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
A volunteer disinfects the premises at Seth Anandilal Poddar Government Deaf And Dumb School in Jaipur, Rajasthan. (Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: Rajasthan promotes students of Classes 6 and 7 without exams

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 08:47 PM IST
  • Rajasthan joins Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry who promoted students without examination due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases.
New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): Elderly people wait in a queue to get COVID-19 vaccine at the inoculation center as the 'Tika (vaccination) Utsav' begins at a local health center in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): Elderly people wait in a queue to get COVID-19 vaccine at the inoculation center as the 'Tika (vaccination) Utsav' begins at a local health center in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)

Udaipur emerges as Covid-19 hotspot in Rajasthan, positivity rate at 30%

PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 08:34 PM IST
The number of Covid-19 cases in Udaipur has exceeded that of Jaipur and Jodhpur which were the hotspots in Rajasthan till now
The car crashed into eight people, who were among the group watching the laying of a tube well at a nearby farm. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The car crashed into eight people, who were among the group watching the laying of a tube well at a nearby farm. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Drunken youths mow down 4 in Udaipur, 4 others injured

UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 03:44 PM IST
All the youths including the driver were aged between 20 and 25 years and found in a drunken state, said a police officer.
The dead man's body. Focus on hand (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The dead man's body. Focus on hand (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

3 men fined for triple riding on motorcycle, die in accident an hour later

PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 09:55 AM IST
The station house officer (SHO) at Sadar police station in Barmer, Ramniwas Bishnoi, said the three labourers, residents of Bachdau village, were returning home when they met with the accident.
Violence erupted after a group of men tried to forcibly close a few shops run by the Muslims.(HT Photo)
Violence erupted after a group of men tried to forcibly close a few shops run by the Muslims.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan: Curfew imposed, internet suspended after riots

By Aabshar H Quazi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 01:38 AM IST
  • According to police, the riots erupted after two men from the Gujjar community were allegedly stabbed by members of the Muslim community following an argument late on Saturday.
Arrested computer hacker and cyber criminal with handcuffs, close up of hands (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Arrested computer hacker and cyber criminal with handcuffs, close up of hands (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rajasthan ACB arrests 2 revenue board officials, middleman, more arrests likely

By Jaykishan Sharma
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 05:12 PM IST
ACB superintendent, Ajmer, said the team acted on intelligence that both the corrupt officials in the revenue board were based in Ajmer.
The dead constables were identified as Omkar Raika and Pawan Chaudhary. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The dead constables were identified as Omkar Raika and Pawan Chaudhary. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

2 Rajasthan police constables killed in firing by suspected drug peddlers

By Jaykishan Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 04:52 PM IST
Barricades were put at Kotdi police station area first following intelligence input of movement of suspected drugs peddlers, said police
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said experts are saying that the second wave of Covid-19 is more dangerous than the first wave.(PTI file)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said experts are saying that the second wave of Covid-19 is more dangerous than the first wave.(PTI file)

Rajasthan CM urges people to follow Covid-19 protocols

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 07:37 AM IST
"It should be a matter of concern for all of us today that the state has seen the highest number of 4,401 cases of coronavirus," said Ashok Gehlot
A petrol pump employee wearing a face mask while attending to a customer in Trinagar, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
A petrol pump employee wearing a face mask while attending to a customer in Trinagar, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)

Petrol pumps closed in Rajasthan as dealers demand rollback of VAT on fuel

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 02:40 PM IST
  • Around 7,000 petrol pumps remained closed in the state due to the strike
File photo: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (ANI)
File photo: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (ANI)

‘It’s clear there is shortage of vaccines in many states’: Gehlot

UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 12:38 PM IST
“The central government should clearly state the lack of vaccine in public,” Gehlot said in a statement.
File photo: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
File photo: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

Curfew to check Covid-19 spread extended in Rajasthan

UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 10:34 AM IST
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has directed officials to ensure zero mobility in micro-containment created to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Representational image. (AFP)
Representational image. (AFP)

Will run out of Covid vaccine doses by Sunday: Rajasthan official

PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 03:10 PM IST
Several states on Thursday warned they would run out of coronavirus vaccines in the next few days and were being forced to shut inoculation centres
National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma.(PTI)
National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma.(PTI)

NCW chairperson discusses police's role in women safety with Rajasthan DGP

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 01:58 PM IST
National Commission for Women's (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma highlighted the need for a state commission in order to ensure proper communication between NCW and Rajasthan government.
(Shutterstock) The authorities have ordered an investigation to find out if the escape was pre-planned.
(Shutterstock) The authorities have ordered an investigation to find out if the escape was pre-planned.

16 inmates throw chilli powder in eyes of guards, flee from Rajasthan jail

By Jaykishan Sharma
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 09:22 AM IST
16 prisoners at Phalodi sub-jail in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district escaped on Monday evening after first throwing black pepper powder in the eyes of jail guards and then beating them up into submission, claimed officials
Block G3 of the campus has been declared a micro-containment zone owing to the cases reported.(Representative)
Block G3 of the campus has been declared a micro-containment zone owing to the cases reported.(Representative)

Around 70 including students test positive for Covid-19 at IIT-Jodhpur

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 12:53 PM IST
  • "We have increased the sampling, so contact tracing can be done. Teachers are very less. Most of the infected patients are students,” P Singh, the deputy chief medical health officer (CMHO) said.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said farmers can increase their income by selling solar power to the government by installing solar panels on their vacant land. (File Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said farmers can increase their income by selling solar power to the government by installing solar panels on their vacant land. (File Photo)

Rajasthan has immense potential in the field of solar energy: Ashok Gehlot

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 01:42 PM IST
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that his government is working towards providing electricity to every village in the state.
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