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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)

11 districts in Rajasthan to join hands with Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

By Mukesh Mathrani | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:21 PM IST
  • The knowledge base and resources of the premier institutions of the country will be leveraged to bring in a transformational change in the rural developmental process, as per the programme objectives
Vikramaditya is the son of BJP MLA Narpat Singh Rajvi and Ratan Kanwar, daughter of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.(Courtesy-Facebook)
Vikramaditya is the son of BJP MLA Narpat Singh Rajvi and Ratan Kanwar, daughter of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.(Courtesy-Facebook)

54 lakh notice to late vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat’s son

By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:01 PM IST
  • The government notice asks him to deposit 5,430,000 as rent for the bungalow, pending since November 2019, at a rate of 10,000/day.
The SI was arrested after senior police officer's intervention.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The SI was arrested after senior police officer's intervention.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rajasthan police officer arrested for raping woman complainant in Alwar

By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:25 AM IST
  • The victim reported this to another police officer and that’s how the matter came to the knowledge of Alwar SP, who asked for filing a case against the accused SI.
File photo: BJP leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.(PTI)
File photo: BJP leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.(PTI)

Raje kicks off religious yatra, vows to oust Gehlot govt in Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent, Jaykishan Sharma, Jaipur, Bharatpur
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:27 PM IST
  • Rajasthan BJP chief launched a programme against the state government, experts see factionalism in the party.
Police are on the illicit liquor trail since last July’s hooch tragedy that left more than 130 people dead in the border districts of Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur. (HT file photo)
Police are on the illicit liquor trail since last July’s hooch tragedy that left more than 130 people dead in the border districts of Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur. (HT file photo)

E-auction of wine shops draws bids worth 510 cr for Rajasthan shop

UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:21 PM IST
  • Additional commissioner, excise policy, CR Dewasi, told that the e-auction for the wine shops started three days ago whereby.
In the house search of an officer, the anti-corruption bureau recovered <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7 lakh in cash and other property documents.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In the house search of an officer, the anti-corruption bureau recovered 7 lakh in cash and other property documents.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rajasthan officers caught red-handed in Jaipur city busses bribery case

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:11 AM IST
  • Two state government officials were arrested for taking a bribe of four lakhs and Naresh Singhal, owner of Paras Travel Agency, was arrested for giving the bribe.
Health worker in PPE kit collects swab sample for Covid-19 RT-PCR test (HT photo/Representative photo)
Health worker in PPE kit collects swab sample for Covid-19 RT-PCR test (HT photo/Representative photo)

Rajasthan: Over 200 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours amid 2nd wave fears

By Aabshar Hassan Quazi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kota
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:31 PM IST
  • Several experts said that full-scale resumption of economic activity, near full people movement and laxity in compliance to Covid appropriate behaviour are reasons behind the recent spurt in cases.
BKC Jombo's timing for Covid-19 vaccination is from 9 am to 5 pm. Satish Bate/HT(Satish Bate/HT)
BKC Jombo's timing for Covid-19 vaccination is from 9 am to 5 pm. Satish Bate/HT(Satish Bate/HT)

Rajasthan begins second phase of Covid-19 vaccination

By Jaykishan Sharma, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 07:28 PM IST
  • Health secretary Siddharth Majahan said, “The vaccination is going on smoothly across the state. People are enthusiastic".
A man gets a dose of Covid-19 vaccine. (ANI Photo)
A man gets a dose of Covid-19 vaccine. (ANI Photo)

Rajasthan to begin phase 2 of Covid-19 vaccination on Monday

By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:09 PM IST
  • Private hospitals can charge up to 250 for a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Police are now probing if the accused had sexually assaulted his other daughters too.(airdone)
Police are now probing if the accused had sexually assaulted his other daughters too.(airdone)

‘My father, grandmother want to sell me off’: Rajasthan girl tells police

By Mukesh Mathrani | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:37 PM IST
  • The girl said she was currently staying at her maternal house of her own sweet will but her family had lodged a false case of kidnapping against them
File photo: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. (HT Photo)
File photo: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. (HT Photo)

Gehlot, Pilot hit out at farm laws ahead of Rajasthan bypolls

By Jaykishan Sharma, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 09:09 PM IST
  • Both leaders shared a helicopter for the first time after more than a year.
A health worker takes a sample from a woman for Covid-19 test (PTI)
A health worker takes a sample from a woman for Covid-19 test (PTI)

Rajasthan makes RT-PCR tests mandatory for arrivals from Maharashtra, Kerala

By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:13 PM IST
  • The decision was taken in a review meeting chaired by chief minister Ashok Gehlot at his residence.
Image for representation.(File photo for representation)
Image for representation.(File photo for representation)

Rajasthan to have own law to upgrade prisons, impart skills to inmates

By Jaykishan Sharma, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:19 PM IST
  • The state has prepared a new bill, the Rajasthan Prisons Bill, 2021, taking inspiration from the model jail manual.
Public gatherings of less than 100 people is allowed including for weddings in Jodhpur city.
Public gatherings of less than 100 people is allowed including for weddings in Jodhpur city.

Prohibitory orders imposed in Jodhpur city to contain coronavirus cases

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jodhpur
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 01:03 PM IST
  • Several states including Maharashtra, Kerala, MP and Punjab continue to record high number of Covid cases.
File photo: BJP leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.(PTI)
File photo: BJP leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.(PTI)

Raje to attend BJP’s core committee meeting on Tuesday

By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:50 PM IST
  • The core committee meeting will be chaired by state party chief Satish Poonia.
Pakistani rangers accepted Gemara Ram's presence on their side after a month.(HT File)
Pakistani rangers accepted Gemara Ram's presence on their side after a month.(HT File)

Pakistan asked to expedite return of Barmer man who fled home fearing infamy

By Mukesh Mathrani | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:21 AM IST
  • The latest contact with Islamabad on the issue came after Barmer MP and Union agricultural minister Kailash Choudhary spoke to officials in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.
Image for representation.(Reuters)
Image for representation.(Reuters)

Hand over 57-kg gold, meant to weigh ex-PM Shastri, to CGST dept: Udaipur court

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:27 AM IST
  • The gold, whose market value stands at 27.29 crore, is lying in the treasury of the Udaipur collector.
Men from Rajasthan married women in Pakistan and are trying to help them get visas to travel to India (Sourced Photo)
Men from Rajasthan married women in Pakistan and are trying to help them get visas to travel to India (Sourced Photo)

Poverty coming in the way of Pakistani brides' reunion with Indian husbands

By Mukesh Mathrani | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 03:54 PM IST
  • Mahendra Singh Girab has been hoping to be joined by his wife for the past four years. He said he was thankful to the government for considering their cases on humanitarian grounds but at the same time stated that they cannot afford to pay for their wives' travel by the air route.
The accused were producing copies of RTO documents which looked like the original documents.(REUTERS/Representative image)
The accused were producing copies of RTO documents which looked like the original documents.(REUTERS/Representative image)

Rajasthan police busts fake regional transport office in Chittorgarh; 2 held

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 04:22 PM IST
  • The police laid a trap by sending a cop in a decoy operation to the accused posing as a customer to procure a fake license, which was delivered in about 15 minutes.
Prices of petrol and diesel across the country are market-determined and attract high Central and state taxes.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Prices of petrol and diesel across the country are market-determined and attract high Central and state taxes.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Premium petrol price crosses 100 mark in 3 Rajasthan districts

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 03:22 PM IST
  • The international oil prices touched USD 61 per barrel for the first time in more than a year on improving demand and hope amid the global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines further sending the fuel prices through the roof
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 struck 420 km northwest of Bikaner, Rajasthan on Friday at 08:01 hours, according to National Centre for Seismology.(File Photo(Representative Image)))
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 struck 420 km northwest of Bikaner, Rajasthan on Friday at 08:01 hours, according to National Centre for Seismology.(File Photo(Representative Image)))

Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hits Bikaner, tremors felt across Rajasthan

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anjali, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 02:22 PM IST
A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 420 km northwest of Bikaner, Rajasthan on Friday.
Students found infected with Covid-19 have been quarantined and (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Students found infected with Covid-19 have been quarantined and (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Students, teacher infected with Covid-19 after reopening of schools in Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kota
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 10:37 AM IST
  • A girl student was found Covid-19 infected in Dausa’s Lalsot last week, after which the student was quarantined and the classroom, she attended, was shut
Elephant rides at 16th Century Amer Fort, located about 11 kilometres from Jaipur, (Shutterstock)
Elephant rides at 16th Century Amer Fort, located about 11 kilometres from Jaipur, (Shutterstock)

Rajasthan orders removal of 20 unfit elephants from Amer Fort

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 12:58 PM IST
  • A committee suggested phasing out elephant rides at Amer fort by replacing them with electric vehicle rides.
The assailants were riding bikes and fired indiscriminately on the rival gang.(HT FILE)
The assailants were riding bikes and fired indiscriminately on the rival gang.(HT FILE)

4 killed in Rajasthan gang-war in broad daylight

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 12:40 PM IST
  • Two villagers were also killed in the firing. They had no affiliation to any of the warring gangs.
The IPS officer is accused of running an extortion racket along with other senior officials of the state government.(HT Photo)
The IPS officer is accused of running an extortion racket along with other senior officials of the state government.(HT Photo)

IPS officer Manish Agarwal suspended by Rajasthan govt; professes innocence

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 09:21 AM IST
  • Agrawal was arrested on Tuesday in a case of extortion racket, allegedly run by senior state government officials. Currently, he is in judicial custody.
The second phase of vaccination drive has started today in Rajasthan(Bloomberg)
The second phase of vaccination drive has started today in Rajasthan(Bloomberg)

Rajasthan: Frontline workers will have to give reason for not getting vaccinated

By Sachin Saini | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 02:30 PM IST
  • Over 3.36 lakh medical healthcare personnel have been vaccinated against the target of 5.47 lakh in Rajasthan since January 16.
Bribery in public services continues to plague India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Bribery in public services continues to plague India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rajasthan IPS officer Manish Agarwal linked to extortion racket, arrested

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jaipur
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 11:00 AM IST
  • The IPS officer was allegedly involved in the extortion bid of a road construction contractor in connivance with other government officials.
Families of the missing men of Barmer and Jaisalmer claim they used to receive letters from them, written from inside Pakistani jails, but they have stopped coming now.(HT treated image)
Families of the missing men of Barmer and Jaisalmer claim they used to receive letters from them, written from inside Pakistani jails, but they have stopped coming now.(HT treated image)

Barmer man’s arrest in Pakistan brings focus on locals languishing in Pak jails

By Mukesh Mathrani | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 09:15 PM IST
  • 19-year-old Gemararam Meghwal, resident of a Barmer village, had crossed the international border on November 4 last year and is now stranded in Pakistan.
Bodies of the three family members were recovered after two hours of search.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Bodies of the three family members were recovered after two hours of search.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

3 of Rajasthan family die in under-construction water tank collapse in Jalore

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 12:53 PM IST
  • Jalore police and district administration launched a rescue operation after learning about the mishap and recovered the three bodies after two hours of toil.
The Pachpadra refinery is being jointly developed by HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL) -- 74:26 joint venture between HPCL and the government of Rajasthan.(Bloomberg/Representational picture)
The Pachpadra refinery is being jointly developed by HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL) -- 74:26 joint venture between HPCL and the government of Rajasthan.(Bloomberg/Representational picture)

Rajasthan’s Barmer oil refinery to start by 2022, investors assured

By Sachin Saini | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 12:31 PM IST
  • Rajasthan industries minister Parasadi Lal Meena says the state will grow into a major hub for petrochemicals products after the launch of the refinery.
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