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Ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections on June 19, Congress leaders had alleged that attempts were being made to lure its MLAs and that they were being offered ~25 crore, including Rs10 crore as advance payment.(ANI)

Case filed for alleged bid to topple Rajasthan govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2020 02:48 AM IST
Additional Director of Police (SOG), Ashok Kumar Rathore, said a case was registered after substantial facts surfaced during a call interception of two phone numbers.
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Rajasthan govt cancels UG, PG exams due to Covid-19 pandemic

By HT Correspondent | Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 01:55 PM IST
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rajasthan government has decided to cancel all graduation and Postgraduation examination for all the colleges, universities and technical education institutes for the academic year 2019-20.
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A decision has also been taken to increase loan for kharif crops by 25%, which will be starting from April 16, and that a loan of about Rs 8000 crore will be disbursed in during this year.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A decision has also been taken to increase loan for kharif crops by 25%, which will be starting from April 16, and that a loan of about Rs 8000 crore will be disbursed in during this year.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus update: Rajasthan govt defers electricity, water bill payment till May-end

By Sachin Saini | Jaipur, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2020 01:00 PM IST
A release from the chief minister’s office on Thursday night has said the decision will benefit nearly 1.3 million farmers and about 15 million domestic consumers.
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(HT File)
(HT File)

Rajasthan govt gives nod to 960 new PG medical seats

By Asian News International | Jaipur
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 09:16 AM IST
A total of 960 Post Graduate medical seats will be increased in six colleges under a Centrally sponsored scheme to promote medical education
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Representative(AFP)
Representative(AFP)

Rajasthan govt seeks central assistance to extend mid- day meal scheme to class 9-12

By Press Trust of India | Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2019 03:29 PM IST
Under the mid-day meal scheme, every enrolled child, aged 6-14 years and studying in classes 1 to 8, is provided hot cooked meals having certain notified nutritional standards.
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The Rajasthan government plans to bring a bill that will enable it to transfer or remove vice-chancellors of state universities.(HT File Photo)
The Rajasthan government plans to bring a bill that will enable it to transfer or remove vice-chancellors of state universities.(HT File Photo)

Rajasthan govt wants power to transfer, fire V-Cs; raises concerns

By Urvashi Dev Rawal | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 02:28 PM IST
The Congress-led government proposed to bring a bill in the assembly to amend acts of state universities to take into its hand the power to transfer or remove vice-chancellors in case of any impropriety, a senior official said.
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a “right to health” law that would provide medicines, diagnostics and treatment of some diseases free of cost to the people.(PTI File Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a “right to health” law that would provide medicines, diagnostics and treatment of some diseases free of cost to the people.(PTI File Photo)

To regain lost ground, MP, Rajasthan govts plan a rights-based approach

By Punya Priya Mitra and Sachin Saini | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 07:25 AM IST
The Kamal Nath-led MP government plans to introduce “right to water” to ensure water once a day to all households. Similarly, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a “right to health” law that would provide medicines, diagnostics and treatment of some diseases free of cost to the people.
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Gehlot, in a meeting Friday, also directed officials to take effective steps to deal with the drought situation in many districts of the state.(PTI/ File photo)
Gehlot, in a meeting Friday, also directed officials to take effective steps to deal with the drought situation in many districts of the state.(PTI/ File photo)

Over Rs 1800 crore paid to drought-affected farmers in 2018-19: Rajasthan govt

By Press Trust of India | Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2019 11:26 AM IST
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot directed officials of the state disaster management authority to clear all pending dues as early as possible, a government release said.
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Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma denies reports saying ‘Gayatri Mantra’ mandatory in labour rooms of medical centres.(Representative image/PTI/File photo)
Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma denies reports saying ‘Gayatri Mantra’ mandatory in labour rooms of medical centres.(Representative image/PTI/File photo)

Health Minister denies reports saying ‘Gayatri Mantra’ to be played mandatorily in labour rooms

By Asian News International | Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 06:16 PM IST
A group of Muslims in the state objected to the playing of ‘Gayatri Mantra’ in labour rooms. They reportedly claimed that it was against Islam as a Muslim newborn should hear Azaan, not ‘Gayatri Mantra’.
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Though the reason of her removal is not mentioned in the order, government sources here informed the move came immediately after the government came to know that she was the advocate on record in the petition against the Congress president.(AFP)
Though the reason of her removal is not mentioned in the order, government sources here informed the move came immediately after the government came to know that she was the advocate on record in the petition against the Congress president.(AFP)

Rajasthan government removes its counsel who filed BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi’s case against Rahul Gandhi

By Press Trust of India | Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 02:52 PM IST
The law department of the state issued an order on April 13 relieving Ruchi Kohli from her post with immediate effect.
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The NHRC took cognisance of the murder on the basis of media reports and directed the states and Union territories to ensure the safety of Pakistani nationals lodged in jails(Reuters/ Representative Image)
The NHRC took cognisance of the murder on the basis of media reports and directed the states and Union territories to ensure the safety of Pakistani nationals lodged in jails(Reuters/ Representative Image)

NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan govt over killing of Pakistani prisoner

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2019 10:30 PM IST
NHRC has asked Rajasthan govt to look into the allegation that Shakir Ullah, 45, was killed in retaliation to the killing of 40 Central Reserve Police Force men in an attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district last week.
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Gujjars have been holding demonstrations across Rajasthan demanding reservation.(ANI)
Gujjars have been holding demonstrations across Rajasthan demanding reservation.(ANI)

Bill for 5% reservation to Gujjars cleared by Rajasthan govt after protests

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 04:12 PM IST
The bill seeks to increase the backward classes’ reservation from the present 21 per cent to 26 per cent with five per cent reservation to Gujjars, Banjaras, Gadia Lohars, Raikas and Gadaria.
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Players of the Rajasthan cycling team which is training for the upcoming national championships rest in the store room of the SMS stadium in Jaipur. The players have been asked to vacate the velodrome for Republic Day parade.(HT Photo)
Players of the Rajasthan cycling team which is training for the upcoming national championships rest in the store room of the SMS stadium in Jaipur. The players have been asked to vacate the velodrome for Republic Day parade.(HT Photo)

Players told to vacate Jaipur stadium for Republic Day ahead of national cycling championships

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 11:06 AM IST
The decision will also deny cyclists from 25 states and other teams such as Railways and Indian Army the opportunity to practise at the cycling track in the stadium for three crucial days before the national championships.
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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot with CMO officials in Jaipur.(PTI File)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot with CMO officials in Jaipur.(PTI File)

92 IPS officers, police chiefs of 27 districts transferred in Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 03:18 PM IST
The transfer was the fourth such reshuffle in Rajasthan by the Ashok Gehlot government since coming to power in December last year.
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State Congress president Sachin Pilot along with party leaders during a march in Jaipur on Monday, September 10, 2018.(Prabhakar Sharma / HT Photo)
State Congress president Sachin Pilot along with party leaders during a march in Jaipur on Monday, September 10, 2018.(Prabhakar Sharma / HT Photo)

Rajasthan govt reduced VAT on fuel under pressure after Congress bandh call: Sachin Pilot

By HT Correspondent | Jaipur, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2018 01:15 PM IST
On Sunday, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje announced that the state will reduce VAT on diesel and petrol prices by four per cent.
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File photo of Gujjars blocking railway lines.(HT Photo)
File photo of Gujjars blocking railway lines.(HT Photo)

Gujjar faction wants May 19 agreement with Rajasthan govt scrapped

By Press Trust of India | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 10:19 PM IST
The faction has threatened to launch a countrywide agitation from August 1.
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According to the 2011 census, there are 888 females per 1,000 males in Rajasthan.(HT File)
According to the 2011 census, there are 888 females per 1,000 males in Rajasthan.(HT File)

To celebrate girl child, Rajasthan govt to develop parks

By P Srinivasan | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 10:11 PM IST
In a first of its kind project in the country, the state government plans to develop Beti Gaurav Udhyan (BGU) to promote the girl child in Rajasthan
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