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Rajasthan’s red stone to adorn Central Vista revamp

The Lakha red granite of the state will be used in the construction of the iconic Central Vista project.
A photo of the Vista revamp, tweeted by Durga Shanker Mishra, secretary of the Union housing and urban affairs ministry.
A photo of the Vista revamp, tweeted by Durga Shanker Mishra, secretary of the Union housing and urban affairs ministry.
Updated on Jun 22, 2021 03:57 AM IST
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By Mukesh Mathrani, Hindustan Times, Barmer

3 dead as car rams into stationary truck in Rajasthan’s Barmer

  • The car was coming from Gujarat to Barmer and it crashed into the truck’s back side on Saturday night.
The dead were identified as Kistura Ram (65), a resident of Barmer and Mitesh Kumar (30), a resident of Deesa in Gujarat. HT Photo
The dead were identified as Kistura Ram (65), a resident of Barmer and Mitesh Kumar (30), a resident of Deesa in Gujarat. HT Photo
Published on May 23, 2021 12:16 PM IST
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Jaswant Singh: A gentleman politician and Vajpayee’s globetrotting trouble-shooter

Author of six books, Jaswant Singh’s interests included international affairs, defence, environment, ecology and wildlife.
Jaswant Singh becamse Member of Parliament for nine times.
Jaswant Singh becamse Member of Parliament for nine times.
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 11:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

BSF jawan shoots himself with service rifle in Barmer

After the autopsy, the body was handed over to BSF officials
BSF officials said that Kumar may have ended his life due to family issues.(HT Photo)
BSF officials said that Kumar may have ended his life due to family issues.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 04:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani

BJP panchayat representative goes missing in Barmer

Pinki Choudhary, the pradhan of Samdari panchayat samiti, has been missing for three days
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Updated on Aug 21, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Matarani

Three siblings drown to death in Rajasthan’s Barmer district

The incident took place at Prahladpura village in Barmer district, said Vikram Sandhu, station house officer (SHO), Sheo police station.
The deceased have been identified as Ranaram (15) and Jasaram (13) and their eldest sister Guddi (18), who died while trying to save her brothers.(Representative image)
The deceased have been identified as Ranaram (15) and Jasaram (13) and their eldest sister Guddi (18), who died while trying to save her brothers.(Representative image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 05:23 PM IST
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Barmer: Pakistan Rangers accept intruder’s body after identity was established

The intruder got killed after he had crossed the Indo-Pak border near pillar number 919 that falls under the jurisdiction of Bakhasar police station in Barmer district.
The deceased has been identified as Bheru Ram, a resident of Dudharo village in Sindh’s province Tharparkar district, Pakistan.(HT Archives. Representative image)
The deceased has been identified as Bheru Ram, a resident of Dudharo village in Sindh’s province Tharparkar district, Pakistan.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 12:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani

Three more die of Covid-19 in Rajasthan; state reports 204 new cases

A total of 15,352 patients have recovered and 15,026 of them have been discharged. There are 3,461 active Covid-19 cases in the state as of now, it said.
The death toll due to Covid-19 in the state has now risen to 443.(HT Photo)
The death toll due to Covid-19 in the state has now risen to 443.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 04, 2020 03:25 PM IST
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Jaipur | By Press Trust of India

Monsoon hits Rajasthan, covers 14 districts on Day 1

Monsoon has covered districts in western and eastern parts of the state. These include Jaisalmer, Barmer, Sirohi, Rajsamand, Udaipur, Dungarpur, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Jhalwara, Kota, Bundi and Baran.
A horsecart is seen in the backdrop of Anna Sagar Lake with dark monsoon clouds in the sky, in Ajmer , Rajasthan.(ANI)
A horsecart is seen in the backdrop of Anna Sagar Lake with dark monsoon clouds in the sky, in Ajmer , Rajasthan.(ANI)
Published on Jun 24, 2020 08:22 PM IST
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Jaipur | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Jasra Afreen

‘Rajasthan facing locust attack from new swarms’, say authorities

Locust is a crop-threatening migratory pest that has entered the country through the India-Pakistan border.
A swarm of locusts is seen in Rajasthan’s Bikaner last month.(PTI File Photo)
A swarm of locusts is seen in Rajasthan’s Bikaner last month.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 02:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

With 123 more patients, total 5,083 Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan; two more deaths reported

The deaths were reported from Jaipur, taking the total number of fatalities due to COVID-19 in the state to 128, they said.
A total of 123 fresh cases were reported on Sunday and 37 of them are from Jaipur alone. This takes the total number of positive cases in the state to 5,083, the officials said.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A total of 123 fresh cases were reported on Sunday and 37 of them are from Jaipur alone. This takes the total number of positive cases in the state to 5,083, the officials said.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2020 04:18 PM IST
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Third man accused of torturing truck driver held in Rajasthan’s Barmer

Bharat Singh, Moti Singh, Hinglaj Dan were arrested over four days after a video of them assaulting the Muslim man, who drives a truck for a living, for allegedly stealing a mobile phone went viral on social media on February 20.
Barmer’s superintendent of police, Sharad Choudhary, confirmed the arrest of the man identified as Bharat Singh.
Barmer’s superintendent of police, Sharad Choudhary, confirmed the arrest of the man identified as Bharat Singh.
Published on Feb 23, 2020 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani

Chemical spill bike crash toll now 3, cops hunt for truck

Police said they were not sure if the deaths were due to exposure to the chemical or the fall that they suffered. All three had suffered burn injuries and policemen who had arrived to help them too said they had suffered burning sensation when they tried to lift the victims up.
Two days after two men died in an accident at Kashmere Gate following a chemical spill that forced them to lose control of their motorcycle, their friend who also rode with them succumbed to injuries on Monday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two days after two men died in an accident at Kashmere Gate following a chemical spill that forced them to lose control of their motorcycle, their friend who also rode with them succumbed to injuries on Monday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 12:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

In Barmer, voters have to cast their vote at a crematorium

Voters of Ward Number 17 under the Barmer Municipal Council (BMC) area said they were shocked when they came to know that they have to go crematorium to cast their votes.
Women wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Rajasthan.(Reuters Photo (Representative image))
Women wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Rajasthan.(Reuters Photo (Representative image))
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 12:18 PM IST
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Rajasthan minor kills herself after gang rape: Cops

Barmer acting superintendent of police Khiwn Singh Bhati, said the 15-year-old girl committed suicide on September 22, after which her parents lodged a case of unnatural death.
A minor girl, who was allegedly gang-raped, committed suicide by jumping into a water tank in Rajasthan’s Barmer district(Representative Image)
A minor girl, who was allegedly gang-raped, committed suicide by jumping into a water tank in Rajasthan’s Barmer district(Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 12:22 AM IST
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Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani

Rally driver Gaurav Gill booked for culpable homicide after fatal crash in Rajasthan

Gaurav Gill’s car hit a motorcycle during the Jodhpur leg of the National Rally Championship race on Saturday, killing three members of a family on the spot.
Villagers in Ranideshipura, about 150 km from Barmer in Rajasthan staging a protest on Sunday after India’s champion rally driver Gaurav Gill crashed into a motorcycle killing three persons on Saturday during the Jodhpur leg of the National rally Championship.(HT PHOTO)
Villagers in Ranideshipura, about 150 km from Barmer in Rajasthan staging a protest on Sunday after India’s champion rally driver Gaurav Gill crashed into a motorcycle killing three persons on Saturday during the Jodhpur leg of the National rally Championship.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 04:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani

Meet Rajasthan family that makes special jewellery out of clay

The family has been in the profession from the last 40 years.
They make all kinds of jewellery for women.(Twitter/ANI)
They make all kinds of jewellery for women.(Twitter/ANI)
Published on Aug 26, 2019 04:44 PM IST
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Rajasthan woman wants police to probe who’s the father of her child

The woman claimed that taking advantage of her illiteracy, her in-laws and husband have intentionally entered the wrong name in the Aadhaar card, police said.
Silhouette of pregnant woman.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Silhouette of pregnant woman.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 26, 2019 12:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani

Facebook posts about committing suicide save two men in Barmer district

Ramesh Meghwal, 27, a resident of Barmer, wrote a Facebook post on July 3 that he was going to end his life. He consumed sleeping pills in a hotel room before posting about it.
If the Facebook software detects a potential suicide, it alerts a team of Facebook workers who specialise in handling such reports.(REUTERS)
If the Facebook software detects a potential suicide, it alerts a team of Facebook workers who specialise in handling such reports.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 02:05 PM IST
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2 Rajasthan men announced suicide plan on Facebook, saved by family

Ramesh Meghwal, a resident of Barmer, wrote a Facebook post on July 3 that he is going to end his life. He consumed sleeping pills in a hotel room before posting about it.
(REUTERS Representative Image)
(REUTERS Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 10:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani

Meet Dr Bharan Saran who runs free coaching ‘Fifty Villagers’ for medical aspirants in Barmer

Dr Bharat Saran has been running a coaching institute here under the name “50 Villagers” where he teaches 25 underprivileged students from class 11 and 25 students from class 12.
Dr Bharat Saran(ANI)
Dr Bharat Saran(ANI)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 01:18 PM IST
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Barmer | By Asian News International

Lavasa dissent note disclosure may ‘endanger life or physical safety’: EC

The poll body was responding to Pune-based RTI activist Vihar Durve who had demanded Lavasa’s dissent notes, pertaining to speeches given by Modi in rallies at Wardha on April 1, Latur on April 9, Patan and Barmer on April 21 and Varanasi on April 25.
The Election Commission (EC) has refused to disclose under the RTI Act the dissent notes of its Commissioner Ashok Lavasa on decisions pertaining to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches.(PTI Photo)
The Election Commission (EC) has refused to disclose under the RTI Act the dissent notes of its Commissioner Ashok Lavasa on decisions pertaining to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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14 killed, 50 injured as tent collapses during dust storm in Barmer

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot convened an emergency meeting at his office in the Secretariat after the tragedy and ordered an investigation. Teams of State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) have been sent to Barmer from Jaipur, Ajmer and Jodhpur.
Fourteen people were killed and more than 50 others injured when a tent of a religious program collapsed during a dust storm in Barmer’s Jasol village .(PTI Photo)
Fourteen people were killed and more than 50 others injured when a tent of a religious program collapsed during a dust storm in Barmer’s Jasol village .(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 11:40 AM IST
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Barmer farmers set to get crop insurance of Rs 1,000 cr: Official

Under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, a farmer has to pay only 2 percent of total premium, while the state and central government bear the rest of the amount equally.
Barmer has been facing severe drought over the last 10 years, barring the financial year 2010-11.(HT Photo)
Barmer has been facing severe drought over the last 10 years, barring the financial year 2010-11.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2019 01:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani

Rajasthan announces relief for drought-hit areas of Barmer, Jaisalmer

After the monsoon failure, the government has already declared 5,555 villages of nine districts in Rajasthan as drought-affected. Of the total 5,555 villages, about 50 percent — 2,741 — villages are in Barmer district.
Women fetch water from a traditional well in a Barmer village.(HT)
Women fetch water from a traditional well in a Barmer village.(HT)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 09:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani, Barmer

‘Severe heatwave’ conditions kill three in Barmer: Police

Since last one week, several place across Rajasthan, including Barmer, are reeling under heatwave and severe heatwave conditions with temperature crossing 47 degree Celsius mark at many places.
A man drinks water from a roadside tap during a hot day in Churu, Rajasthan on June 4, 2019. Several places in the state are reeling under ‘severe heatwave’ conditions since the last one week.(AFP)
A man drinks water from a roadside tap during a hot day in Churu, Rajasthan on June 4, 2019. Several places in the state are reeling under ‘severe heatwave’ conditions since the last one week.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 04:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani

Rajasthan roads layered with water to beat the heat

In Barmer and Jaisalmer, normal life has been thrown off gear due to intense heat. Tuesday brought relief to both the cities on Tuesday.
Civic bodies in two Rajasthan districts sprinkled water on the roads to prevent damage due to searing heat.(HT Photo)
Civic bodies in two Rajasthan districts sprinkled water on the roads to prevent damage due to searing heat.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 07:13 AM IST
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17-year-old abducted, raped over 8 days in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur

Diksa Chouhan, incharge at women police station in Barmer, while confirming the incident on Wednesday, said police have lodged an FIR on Monday and started an investigation.
A medical examination of the minor confirmed rape, police said, adding a team has been sent to Jodhpur hunt down accused Narpat, Kavita and Ram.(HT File)
A medical examination of the minor confirmed rape, police said, adding a team has been sent to Jodhpur hunt down accused Narpat, Kavita and Ram.(HT File)
Published on May 30, 2019 11:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani, Barmer

In drought-hit Barmer, camps only for bovines but not for other animals

Jivraj Singh Sodha, a villager, said government’s discrimination against other domestic breed has forced the owners of those animals to migrate to other areas in search of fodder and drinking water.
Barmer and Jaisalmer districts are facing the severest drought of the decade, according to a government report.(HT File)
Barmer and Jaisalmer districts are facing the severest drought of the decade, according to a government report.(HT File)
Published on May 22, 2019 02:27 PM IST
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Traditional wells to be revived in desert areas to fight water crisis

Barmer district collector Himanshu Gupta said traditional water bodies will be revived under MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act).
People depend on traditional water bodies in west Rajasthan to get drinking water.(HT Photo)
People depend on traditional water bodies in west Rajasthan to get drinking water.(HT Photo)
Published on May 20, 2019 12:47 PM IST
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