Rajasthan News

Rajasthan University to hold convocation after 25 years on July 7

 The University of Rajasthan will be holding its convocation after a gap of 25 years on July 7 during which about 20 lakh degrees will be distributed.

Teacher dies while charging mobile phone in Jaisalmer

A 35-year-old government primary teacher was electrocuted while charging his mobile phone in a temple near Raiko-ki-Dhani in Jaisalmer district, police said on Sunday.

Rajasthan HC rejects Asaram's plea to attend Gandhinagar court

 While a court in Gandhinagar has been awaiting framing of charges of alleged rape against self-styled godman Asaram, the Rajasthan High Court here on Saturday refused to allow him to go to Gandhinagar.

Congress demands CBI probe in Raje-Dushyant-Lalit Modi deals

AICC general secretary Gurudas Kamat Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged money deals worth crores of rupees between Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, her MP son Dushyant Singh and the tainted former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

Rajasthan might emulate Maharashtra's 'Jal Yukt Shivar Abhiyan'

Impressed with the progress of Maharashtra's 'Jal Yukt Shivar Abhiyan,' Rajashtan may also adopt the state's flagship water conservation and Integrated water management scheme.

Dausa car crash: Girl could've been saved if taken to hospital with Hema, say relatives
Dausa car crash: Girl could've been saved if taken to hospital with Hema, say relatives

Relatives of the four-year-old girl, killed in a car crash with Hema Malini's Mercedes, has alleged that the child was lying at the accident spot for nearly 20 minutes and could have been saved had she been taken to the hospital along with the BJP MP.

High tension wire falls on school bus in Dhaulpur, 18 students injured

In a tragic incident, over 18 students were serious injured after a high tension wire fell on their school bus in Rajasthan's Dhaulpur on Friday.

BJP MP Hema Malini injured, one child killed in Dausa road accident
BJP MP Hema Malini injured, one child killed in Dausa road accident

Veteran actress and BJP MP Hema Malini's has been injured in an accident after her car collided with another vehicle in Rajasthan's Dausa.

Other States to adopt Rajasthan model of 'Tribal Cells'

 In a follow up action of Governors' Conference held in Delhi early this year, the Governor offices in other states will adopt the Rajasthan model of "Tribal Cell" to implement tribal welfare schemes, an official said here on Thursday.

Khap panchayat strikes again: Mobile phones use banned for girls in Barmer

A khap panchayat in the Barmer district of Rajasthan has allegedly issued a diktat, banning girls of the village from using mobile phones and social media.

Asaram Bapu case: Court directs police to provide security to witness

A court here directed the police to provide adequate security to a prosecution witness in the rape case against Asaram Bapu after she expressed inability to depose claiming threat to her life.

Rajasthan govt transfers 40 Urdu teachers to teach Sanskrit

The Rajasthan government has transferred about 40 Urdu teachers to the post of Sanskrit teachers in its schools, drawing sharp criticism.

25-year-old man awarded life sentence in rape-murder case in Jaisalmer

A 25-year-old man has been awarded life imprisonment for raping and murdering a girl in Bahala village here in 2011.

Raje's foreign trips: Congress trying to raise stale issue, says BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday dismissed the raising of the issue of Vasundhara Raje's foreign trips by the Congress, adding that they have given a befitting reply to the grand old party on every subject.

Vasundhara ​Raje should voluntarily provide information on foreign trips: Congress

The Congress Party on Wednesday said that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje should voluntarily provide information on the foreign trips made by her, after an RTI query revealed that the state government has no information for the same between 2009 to 2013.

Dholpur Palace belongs to Raje's son, says Rajasthan BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party here on Tuesday maintained that the Dholpur Palace in the state belonged to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's son Dushyant Singh and challenged the Congress to prove it to the contrary.

Criminal nexus between Lalit Modi and Raje family, alleges Congress

Dismissing BJP's denials, Congress today persisted with its demand for the sacking of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, saying there was a "criminal nexus" between her family and former IPL boss Lalit Modi.

Govt officer arrested accepting bribe in Jaipur

Sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today arrested Jalore District Supply Officer was caught red-handed while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1.35 lakhs.

At least 15 live hand grenades recovered in Rajasthan

Fifteen live hand grenades have been recovered from pasture land at Gomet village near Jaisalmer, police said on Tuesday.

Congress furnishes new documents on Dholpur Palace ownership
Congress furnishes new documents on Dholpur Palace ownership

The Congress party on Tuesday accused Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's son Dushyant Singh of taking compensation money for the Dholpur Palace, a government property.

Maharana Pratap more inspirational than Akbar: Rajasthan Guv

 Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has compared Maharana Pratap with Mughal emperor Akbar, saying the Rajput ruler was more "inspirational" to the nation than Akbar with the suffix "great".

BJP refutes Congress allegations on Dholpur Palace

The BJP on Monday refuted as baseless and without facts the allegations made by the Congress about Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's son Dushyant Singh's ownership of Dholpur Palace, which has been converted into a hotel.

Maharana Pratap source of inspiration to nation, not Akbar: Rajasthan Governor

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has compared Maharana Pratap with Mughal emperor Akbar, saying the Rajput ruler was "inspirational" to the nation than Akbar with the suffix "great".

Raje illegally occupying Dholpur Palace: Ramesh, BJP denies

Mounting pressure on her on the Lalit Modi controversy, Congress on Monday accused Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje of "forcible, illegal occupation" of the Dholpur Palace along with Lalit Modi through a private company, a charge refuted by BJP.

'1.5 lakh students in Kota served unhealthy food in coaching institutes'

Over 1.5 lakh students taking coaching classes at various centres in the city, known for its numerous engineering and medical entrance exam coaching institutes, are served non-nutritious food cooked in unhygienic conditions in the canteens.

Lalit Modi row: Rajasthan's Health Minister backs Raje

 Rajasthan's Health Minister Rajendra Rathore on Monday came to the rescue of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who is facing sharp criticism from the opposition parties for helping former IPL boss Lalit Modi.

'Lalitgate': Raje should step down for fair probe, says Gehlot

Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday demanded incumbent Vasundhara Raje to step down from her post for a free and fair investigation in the Lalit Modi row.

Undertrial commits suicide in Jaisalmer jail

A 25-year-old undertrial inmate at the Jaisalmer prison on Sunday allegedly committed suicide in the jail lavatory, officials said here.

JEE aspirant hangs self in Kota

An 18-year-old IIT-JEE aspirant allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in his room here, police said on Sunday.

Jaipur Citizen Forum demands Raje's resignation

A city-based citizen forum of social activists on Saturday demanded resignation of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who is embroiled in the raging Lalitgate row.