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Station house officer at Barmer rural police station Deep Singh confirmed the report and said a case of kidnapping, torture, manhandling and insertion of iron bar into the victim’s body has been lodged.

22-yr-old man thrashed, brutalised on suspicion of stealing a mobile phone

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 04:57 PM IST
The incident comes close on the heels of another horrific incident from Nagaur where a Dalit man was brutally tortured as screwdriver dipped in petrol was inserted into his body.
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)

Rajasthan minor kills herself after gang rape: Cops

Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 12:22 AM IST
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.
The truck in which the IAF personnel were travelling in fell off a hill in Rajasthan’s Barmer district.(HT photo)
The truck in which the IAF personnel were travelling in fell off a hill in Rajasthan’s Barmer district.(HT photo)

3 Indian Air Force personnel killed as truck falls off hill in Rajasthan’s Barmer

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 03:14 PM IST
Three personnel of Indian Air Force were killed and three seriously injured on Wednesday when the truck they were travelling in fell off a hill in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, officials said.
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)

Facebook posts about committing suicide save two men in Barmer district

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 02:05 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 02:27 PM IST
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.
About 10,000 farmers in Barmer district alone have been deprived of the loan waiver due to a verification of the Aadhaar details.(PTI/File Photo)
About 10,000 farmers in Barmer district alone have been deprived of the loan waiver due to a verification of the Aadhaar details.(PTI/File Photo)

Aadhaar rule hits 10k Barmer farmers seeking loan waiver

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 05:44 PM IST
After coming to power in the state, the Congress government organised loan waiver camps in the districts. However, the government made the verification of Aadhaar details mandatory for the waiver.
Barmer district is reeling under the severest drought of the decade this year.(HT Photo)
Barmer district is reeling under the severest drought of the decade this year.(HT Photo)

In parched, drought-affected Barmer, villagers say relief comes on request

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2019 01:48 PM IST
Due to lack of drinking water and fodder, cattle are dying and women have to travel 4 to 5 kilometres to arrange drinking water even as mercury touches 44 degrees Celsius.
“The staff shooed away the dog and informed the doctors,” said Chohtan block chief medical and health officer (BCMHO) Dr. Ritesh Sankhla.(HT file photo)
“The staff shooed away the dog and informed the doctors,” said Chohtan block chief medical and health officer (BCMHO) Dr. Ritesh Sankhla.(HT file photo)

Dog tries to take away stillborn baby from hospital in Rajasthan

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 08:45 PM IST
A stray dog tried to take away the body of a stillborn baby whose mother was being treated at a government hospital in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, doctors said on Friday.
Drought-affected villagers fetch water on camel back in western Rajasthan.(HT File Photo)
Drought-affected villagers fetch water on camel back in western Rajasthan.(HT File Photo)

Drought-hit Thar farmers will have to wait till April for relief work

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 02:48 PM IST
Of the total 2,775 villages in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, 2,694 have been declared drought-affected; a government report has called it the severest drought of the decade.
Rajasthan revenue minister Harish Choudhary said no to his name being displayed on a plaque put up for the inauguration of a project in his constituency.(Prabhakar Sharma / HT File)
Rajasthan revenue minister Harish Choudhary said no to his name being displayed on a plaque put up for the inauguration of a project in his constituency.(Prabhakar Sharma / HT File)

Not in my name: Rajasthan minister says no to his name on plaque and cutting ribbon

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2019 12:22 PM IST
Harish Choudhary, Rajasthan’s revenue minister, has also said that he won’t cut the ribbon to inaugurate a function, instead directing the officials that the job be given to local leaders, residents or women.
Hanuman Beniwal, a Jat leader, left the BJP and formed another party just before Rajasthan assembly election.(HT File)
Hanuman Beniwal, a Jat leader, left the BJP and formed another party just before Rajasthan assembly election.(HT File)

Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: Jat leader Hanuman Beniwal plays spoilsport for rivals

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani, Barmer
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 01:24 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election results 2018: Hanuman Beniwal, a firebrand Jat leader who left the BJP to form the RLTP only a month before the assembly polls, not only retained his Khinvsar seat, but won two more.
Congress party ticket seekers and party workers from Todabhim Rajasthan dance inside the AICC office in New Delhi on October 30.(PTI File Photo)
Congress party ticket seekers and party workers from Todabhim Rajasthan dance inside the AICC office in New Delhi on October 30.(PTI File Photo)

Two Congress leaders file papers in Rajasthan before party releases list

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathran
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 11:53 PM IST
Rasjasthan assembly polls 2018: Congress party’s national secretary Harish Choudhary and former state revenue minister Hemaram Choudhary filed their papers in Barmer district.
Voters waiting in a queue to cast their vote at polling station. (Representational Photo)(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
Voters waiting in a queue to cast their vote at polling station. (Representational Photo)(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)

Constituency watch: Jat community dominates in Baytoo

Hindustan Times | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 03:11 PM IST
Baytoo, like many other constituencies in Rajasthan, has been long grappling with lack of drinking water supply and unemployment.
In a 1.43-minute selfie-video, shot by one of the onlookers and which has gone viral, a victim is seen lying in a pool of blood and writhing in pain but no one is attending him.(REUTERS FILE)
In a 1.43-minute selfie-video, shot by one of the onlookers and which has gone viral, a victim is seen lying in a pool of blood and writhing in pain but no one is attending him.(REUTERS FILE)

Three road accident victims die as onlookers take selfies, make videos

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 09:19 PM IST
The shocking example of public apathy was witnessed in the Chohtan area of Rajasthan’s barmer district when the motorcycle of the three friends, who were of the age group between 25-30 years, was hit by a school bus
Jilted lover allegedly chopped off a woman’s nose and killed her husband in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on Wednesday.(Getty Images)
Jilted lover allegedly chopped off a woman’s nose and killed her husband in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on Wednesday.(Getty Images)

Jilted lover in Rajasthan chops off woman’s nose, kills her husband

Press Trust of India, Barmer | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 10:19 PM IST
The woman from Rajasthan’s Barmer district, who was living with the accused for last two months, decided to return to her husband, which is why the jilted lover chopped off the woman’s nose and killed her husband on Wednesday, police said.
When the toilet drive was on, a large number of families informed officials that they had been excluded from the baseline survey.(HT FILE PHOTO)
When the toilet drive was on, a large number of families informed officials that they had been excluded from the baseline survey.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Over 40,000 families lack toilets, yet Barmer district gets ODF tag

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 09:59 PM IST
Chief executive officer said the district was declared ODF as it had achieved targets set on the basis of the baseline survey, 2012.
Police officials dig out the SUV that was buried under sand in Barmer district.(HT PHOTO)
Police officials dig out the SUV that was buried under sand in Barmer district.(HT PHOTO)

Thief buries car in sand, CCTV spills the beans

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 10:05 PM IST
It was a matter of time before sleuths traced him out, extracted a confession, and retrieved the SUV.
Vasundhara Raje had announced the loan waiver while presenting the budget in February.(HT FILE)
Vasundhara Raje had announced the loan waiver while presenting the budget in February.(HT FILE)

As Vasundhara Raje waives of crop loans, big farmers not so happy

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 10:39 PM IST
According to the state cooperative department, the loan waiver is up to Rs 50,000 and the amount disbursed depends on the land holding
A peafowl is a large crested pheasant found mainly in Asia.(HT PHOTO)
A peafowl is a large crested pheasant found mainly in Asia.(HT PHOTO)

Second census to clear air on threat to peafowl in state

Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 10:06 PM IST
The first census, conducted last December in the state, showed maximum number of peafowl in Jodhpur district of western Rajasthan. Barmer district has the second highest peafowl population. Before this exercise, a peacock census was conducted in the Sariska National Park in 2001.
One of the flagship schemes of the NDA government launched in June 2015 modifying the Indira Awaas Yojana, PMAY intends to provide houses to all by 2022.(HT File Photo)
One of the flagship schemes of the NDA government launched in June 2015 modifying the Indira Awaas Yojana, PMAY intends to provide houses to all by 2022.(HT File Photo)

Over 1.5 lakh Barmer families in fresh list for PM’s housing scheme

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 10:25 PM IST
The Centre directed the state on February 9 to submit the fresh proposal by March-end.
According the baseline survey, Barmer district has 4.5 lakh households and 3.86 lakh were without toilets.(HT FILE PHOTO)
According the baseline survey, Barmer district has 4.5 lakh households and 3.86 lakh were without toilets.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Rural job scheme norms hit Swachh Bharat drive

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 09:56 PM IST
In February 2017, the Centre had directed officials to ensure construction of toilets in the households, not listed in the baseline survey, under MNREGS.
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje distributes laptops to meritorious school students.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje distributes laptops to meritorious school students.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Laptops denied to students joining private schools

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By ​​Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 09:58 PM IST
In Barmer district, 77 students on the Class 8 board examination merit list, including the topper, have been declared ineligible for laptops because they switched to private schools.
According to official records, Barmer district has 2772 revenue villages.(HT Photo)
According to official records, Barmer district has 2772 revenue villages.(HT Photo)

322 villages in Barmer yet to get electricity

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani, Barmer:
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 10:07 PM IST
Power department data shows that 2450 villages have been electrified by March 31, which means that 322 villages are waiting for electrification.
People participate in a protest against rising incidents of rapes.(REUTERS)
People participate in a protest against rising incidents of rapes.(REUTERS)

Dalit man says minor daughter killed for resisting rape

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 10:40 PM IST
To make it appear like a suicide, the accused hung the body from the ceiling of a hut in a farm, the father has alleged
A woman works in a field in Shekhawati area in Rajasthan. The move will benefit around 15 lakh families in the state.(HT Photo)
A woman works in a field in Shekhawati area in Rajasthan. The move will benefit around 15 lakh families in the state.(HT Photo)

To woo voters, Rajasthan government announces free power connections

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani, Barmer
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 10:06 PM IST
The government will provide free connections under the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Scheme.
Child marriage of Mamta Bishnoi (left) was annulled with the help of Kriti Bharti (right) managing trustee Saarthi Trust at Jodhpur.(HT PHOTO)
Child marriage of Mamta Bishnoi (left) was annulled with the help of Kriti Bharti (right) managing trustee Saarthi Trust at Jodhpur.(HT PHOTO)

Child marriage annulled ahead of Akha Teej

Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 09:50 PM IST
Mamta, now 21, came to know about her child marriage with Barmer district’s Budhharam a few years ago. She is the daughter of Bhagirath Bishnoi of Jodhpur district’s Boranada village.
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