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2 held for thrashing a rickshaw driver who refused to chant ‘Modi zindabad’, other religious slogans

The arrested persons have been identified as Rajendra Jat (35) and Shambhudaya Jat (35), who are are residents of Sikar district.
A child dresses up like PM Narendra Modi during PM Narendra Modi's rally. Gagandeep Singla, superintendent of police (SP), Sikar, said that the victim, identified as Gaffar Ahmed Kachawa.(Pratik Chorge/HT file photo)
A child dresses up like PM Narendra Modi during PM Narendra Modi's rally. Gagandeep Singla, superintendent of police (SP), Sikar, said that the victim, identified as Gaffar Ahmed Kachawa.(Pratik Chorge/HT file photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 06:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

Four more deaths, 154 fresh Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan

Of the fresh cases, 59 were from Dholpur, followed by 31 from Jaipur, 22 from Jhunjhunu, 12 from Alwar, nine from Sikar, five each from Dungarpur and Bhilwara, three from Rajsamand, two each Nagaur and Udaipur, one from Churu besides a patient from other state, according to an official report here.
A total of 11,158 Covid-19 patients have been discharged, and the state now has 2,955 active cases.Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times
A total of 11,158 Covid-19 patients have been discharged, and the state now has 2,955 active cases.Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times
Published on Jun 21, 2020 01:59 PM IST
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Jaipur | By Press Trust of India

Sikar inmate gives birth to baby boy in jail

Sourabh Swami, deputy jailor at Shivsinghpura district jail, said that for the first time in the history of the jail an inmate has delivered a baby inside its premises.  
Image for representation.(File photo)
Image for representation.(File photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 01:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Jilted lover sets woman ablaze in Sikar, arrested

The accused confessed that he had an affair with the girl for three years but after she cleared the staff selection commission exam in April, she stopped interacting with him after which he killed her to take revenge.
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File photo for representation
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 12:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Niyati Singh

Panchkula corona count reaches 6 as woman tests positive; husband put under watch

Around 12 relatives of the woman have also been taken to civil hospital to be screened
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Updated on Apr 14, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula

Woman abducted, gang-raped in Rajasthan,3 held

Following the woman’s complaint, an FIR was lodged against the six men, Circle Officer, Deedwana, Ganesharam Jat said.
A married woman was allegedly abducted and raped by six men in Rajasthan. (Representative Image)(AP)
A married woman was allegedly abducted and raped by six men in Rajasthan. (Representative Image)(AP)
Updated on May 27, 2019 08:19 AM IST
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Jaipur | By Press Trust of India

Engineer, aides who duped 200 arrested

Police recovered from them 148 passports of the people whom the gang had cheated and a sedan bought with the money.
Delhi police have arrested a mechanical engineer from Punjab and his three associates, including two women, who allegedly cheated more than 200 people up to a tune of Rs70 lakh on the pretext of getting them a job in foreign countries.
Delhi police have arrested a mechanical engineer from Punjab and his three associates, including two women, who allegedly cheated more than 200 people up to a tune of Rs70 lakh on the pretext of getting them a job in foreign countries.
Published on May 26, 2019 02:57 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Final polling in Rajasthan today; BJP, Cong look for gains

A total of 4,88,19,246 voters will cast votes in 23,783 polling stations for the 12 parliamentary seats. There are 134 candidates, including 16 women, in the fray.
Rajasthan has 25 Lok Sabha constituencies and polling on 13 seats was held on April 29.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan has 25 Lok Sabha constituencies and polling on 13 seats was held on April 29.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2019 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Urvashi Dev Rawal

Security arrangements put in place, vote fearlessly: EC

The parliamentary constituencies that will go to polling on Monday are Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur Rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karaulidholpur, Dausa and Nagaur.
The parliamentary constituencies that will go to polling on Monday are Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur Rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karaulidholpur, Dausa and Nagaur.(HT Photo)
The parliamentary constituencies that will go to polling on Monday are Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur Rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karaulidholpur, Dausa and Nagaur.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2019 02:17 PM IST
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Hindutan Times, JAIPUR | By HT Correspondent

Driver reverses train in Rajasthan for 1 km to save life

The train driver, whose name was not known, reversed the train for about a kilometre so that the injured passenger, who had fallen from the train, could be taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The incident took place on the Kota-bina stretch around 4pm on Friday when a 32-year-old man, Rajendra, who was mentally ill, jumped from the train and in order to save Verma, his brother Vinod also jumped from the train.(HT file photo)
The incident took place on the Kota-bina stretch around 4pm on Friday when a 32-year-old man, Rajendra, who was mentally ill, jumped from the train and in order to save Verma, his brother Vinod also jumped from the train.(HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2019 12:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

Elections in 1951-52 and 2019: Not much difference

Despite the passage of time, the increase in the size of the electorate, and the economic and social changes that have taken place in the intervening decades, much of what was observed in 1952 remains relevant to what we are witnessing in 2019
One area in which there has been progress rather than regress is in the counting of votes. With electronic voting machines (EVMs) in place, it is no longer so easy to manipulate ballots and ballot boxes(PTI)
One area in which there has been progress rather than regress is in the counting of votes. With electronic voting machines (EVMs) in place, it is no longer so easy to manipulate ballots and ballot boxes(PTI)
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 07:10 PM IST
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4-day probe, 5-day trial lands man in jail for life for raping 4-year-old in Rajasthan

The special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act Court in Sikar district completed the trial in five working days and on February 11 sentenced the accused to life imprisonment till death, said public prosecutor Shivratan Sharma.
The special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act Court in Sikar district completed the trial in five working days and on February 11 sentenced the accused to life imprisonment till death.(Representative Image)
The special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act Court in Sikar district completed the trial in five working days and on February 11 sentenced the accused to life imprisonment till death.(Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 07:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami

Rajasthan assembly election: Clash at Sikar polling centre, two motorcycles burnt

According to a police official, an argument over alleged fake voters between workers of two parties turned violent but the situation was soon brought under control
A motorcycle burning after a violent clash between workers of two different parties at a polling booth in Rajasthan’s Fatehpur town during voting for the assembly elections (ANI/Twitter)(ANI/Twitter)
A motorcycle burning after a violent clash between workers of two different parties at a polling booth in Rajasthan’s Fatehpur town during voting for the assembly elections (ANI/Twitter)(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Dec 07, 2018 04:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Mumbai businessman throws his hat in ring in Sikar

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: After unsuccessfully seeking a ticket from Congress, Wahid Chowhan will contest as a candidate of the newly launched Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, started by BJP rebel and independent MLA from Khinswar, Hanuman Beniwal.
Wahid Chowhan had started a school for girls in his home town Sikar back in the 1990s.
Wahid Chowhan had started a school for girls in his home town Sikar back in the 1990s.
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 01:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sikar (Rajasthan) | By Kumar Uttam

Cops murder in Sikar: Accused fired at police vehicle mistaking it for a gangster’s car

Rajasthan police with the help of Maharashtra police arrested the three person on Saturday in connection with the October 6 killing of inspector Mukesh Kanungo and constable Ramprakash.
Police have arrested four people so far in connection with the murder of an inspector and a constable in Rajasthan’s Sikar on October 6.(HT Photo)
Police have arrested four people so far in connection with the murder of an inspector and a constable in Rajasthan’s Sikar on October 6.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 01:45 PM IST
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Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

Hanuman Beniwal demands complete loan waiver, free electricity for farmers

The independent MLA criticised the ruling party for the partial loan waiver, saying that even the loan waiver had many conditions and so it was not benefitting most farmers.
MLA Hanuman Beniwal addresses a rally in Sikar on Sunday.(HT Photo)
MLA Hanuman Beniwal addresses a rally in Sikar on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 10:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

Rajasthan BJP MLA targets CM’s son for ‘neglecting’ Rajputs

The MLA was also critical of the state government for not giving prominent posts to the members of Rajput community in the state bureaucracy.
CM Vasundhara Raje with MP and son Dushyant Singh (left) at the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh.(HT Photo)
CM Vasundhara Raje with MP and son Dushyant Singh (left) at the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2018 09:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Manoj Ahuja, Jaipur

Rajasthan’s market intervention scheme for onions proves to be damp squib

The government has set up centers in five districts for purchase of onions in Nagaur, Sikar, Jodhpur, Jhunjunu and Jaipur, but not a single purchase has been registered so far.
The government is offering Rs 618 per quintal (Rs 6.18 per kg) and farmers are getting upto Rs 600-800 per kg in the mandis.(HT Photo/ Representative image)
The government is offering Rs 618 per quintal (Rs 6.18 per kg) and farmers are getting upto Rs 600-800 per kg in the mandis.(HT Photo/ Representative image)
Published on May 14, 2018 10:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Manoj Ahuja, Jaipur

Rajputs warn of ‘remove BJP’ stir in Rajasthan

For a state where caste and community are the cornerstones of votebank politics, task seems to be cut out for Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government ahead of the assembly polls scheduled in Rajasthan later this year.
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje.(HT Photo)
Published on May 08, 2018 10:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Health officials on alert as seasonal diseases surface in Rajasthan

In last one week, 81 cases of dengue, 36 cases of malaria and 19 cases and of swine flu have been reported.
People don the masks as a protection against swine flu outbreak earlier in Jaipur.(For representational purpose only)
People don the masks as a protection against swine flu outbreak earlier in Jaipur.(For representational purpose only)
Published on Apr 09, 2018 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent, Jaipur

In Raje visit to Sikar, reflection of BJP focus on Jat-dominated Shekhawati belt

The Shekhawati belt of western Rajasthan – comprising Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu districts – was a Congress citadel before the BJP managed to make inroads in the last assembly elections in December 2013
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during the launch of National Nutrition Mission in Jhunjhunu , one of the three districts in Shekhawati region.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during the launch of National Nutrition Mission in Jhunjhunu , one of the three districts in Shekhawati region.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 10:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Manoj Ahuja
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