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Dronacharya awardee athletics coach Virender Poonia tests positive for COVID-19

The 47-year-old Virender is the husband of Olympian discus thrower and sitting Rajasthan MLA Krishna Poonia. He is now admitted to the Railway Hospital in Jaipur.
Virender Poonia(Facebook)
Virender Poonia(Facebook)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 06:56 PM IST
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CBI questions CM Gehlot’s aide, MLA over cop suicide amid Rajasthan crisis

Vishnudutt Vishnoi, who was SHO at Rajgarh police station in Churu, was found dead at his official residence in Churu in May following which BJP and BSP leaders in the state alleged that he was under pressure.
CBI officials said that the questioning is being done to clarify certain things and it doesn’t mean that the MLA or the CM aide are suspects in the case. (HT Photo)
CBI officials said that the questioning is being done to clarify certain things and it doesn’t mean that the MLA or the CM aide are suspects in the case. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 05:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur/New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Olympians face off in Rajasthan seat

Two Olympians, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Rajyavardhan Rathore and Krishna Poonia of the Congress, were in the fray in the Jaipur Rural seat, where polling was held along with other 11 constituencies in Rajasthan on Monday.
Union minister and BJP candidiate Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore shows his inked finger after casting his vote at a polling station, during the fifth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in Jaipur, Monday, May 6, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Union minister and BJP candidiate Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore shows his inked finger after casting his vote at a polling station, during the fifth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in Jaipur, Monday, May 6, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 06, 2019 11:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Women candidates in Rajasthan raise poll pitch on crime rate, water crisis and toilets

The Congress fielded four women candidates – Jyoti Khandelwal from Jaipur, Jyoti Mirdha from Nagaur, Krishna Poonia from Jaipur Rural, and Savita Meena from Dausa.
Travelling nearly 20-25 villages in a day and carrying out door-to-door campaigns and holding public meetings, these candidates are raising women centric issues.(HT Photo)
Travelling nearly 20-25 villages in a day and carrying out door-to-door campaigns and holding public meetings, these candidates are raising women centric issues.(HT Photo)
Published on May 02, 2019 01:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByNikita Bishnoi

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress’s Krishna Poonia emphasises rural connect to appeal to voters

After Jodhpur, Jaipur Rural Lok Sabha seat has emerged as the most contested with two Olympians Rajyavardhan Rathore of the BJP and Poonia of the Congress in a direct fight.
It’s a different stage for Poonia, international gold medallist dicus thrower and Olypoic participant.(HT Photo)
It’s a different stage for Poonia, international gold medallist dicus thrower and Olypoic participant.(HT Photo)
Published on May 02, 2019 12:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, MANOTA/NAILA | ByUrvashi Dev Rawal

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP’s Rajyavardhan Rathore banks on developmental work in Jaipur’s Sinodiya village

Rathore toured around a dozen villages in Phulera sub-district on Monday.
The Jaipur Rural constituency has emerged as a hot seat between two Olympians.(HT Photo)
The Jaipur Rural constituency has emerged as a hot seat between two Olympians.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 11:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, PHULERA | ByUrvashi Dev Rawal

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Rajasthan’s Jaipur Rural seat, the fight is between two Olympians

Elections will be held in two phases in Rajasthan. Voting in 13 constituencies will be held in the first phase on April 29. The remaining 12 constituencies will vote on May 5. The votes will be counted on May 23.
Mumbai, India - February 21, 2017: People cast their vote during the BMC elections at Ghodapdeo in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - February 21, 2017: People cast their vote during the BMC elections at Ghodapdeo in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 03:54 PM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In a first, Congress fields women from both Jaipur district seats

The Congress has fielded former Jaipur mayor Jyoti Khandelwal in Jaipur city Lok Sabha constituency and Olympian and MLA Krishna Poonia from Jaipur Rural seat.
Krishna Poonia has been fielded by the Congress from Jaipur Rural Lok Sabha seat.(File Photo)
Krishna Poonia has been fielded by the Congress from Jaipur Rural Lok Sabha seat.(File Photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2019 01:42 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Olympian Krishna Poonia fielded from Jaipur Rural in Congress second list for Rajasthan

Poonia is the second MLA to be fielded for the Lok Sabha election 2019. She is an international gold medal-winning discus thrower, three times Olympics participant and Padma Shri awardee.
The Congress had released its first list on March 28 of 19 candidates for the Lok Sabha election to be held in April-May, which included a sitting MLA Ramnarayan Meena from Kota-Baran.(Reuters)
The Congress had released its first list on March 28 of 19 candidates for the Lok Sabha election to be held in April-May, which included a sitting MLA Ramnarayan Meena from Kota-Baran.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 02, 2019 10:01 AM IST
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Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Electoral triumph will be same as winning gold, says Krishna Poonia

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Krishna Poonia, the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist is contesting the December 7 assembly election from Sadulpur seat on a Congress ticket.
Commonwealth Games gold medalist Krishna-Poonia is contesting the Rajasthan Assembly election on a Congress ticket.(File Photo)
Commonwealth Games gold medalist Krishna-Poonia is contesting the Rajasthan Assembly election on a Congress ticket.(File Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 03:23 PM IST
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