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Six more die of swine flu in Rajasthan; no negligence, says govt

Six more deaths due to swine flu were reported in Rajasthan in the last 24 hours, taking the toll due to the H1N1 virus to 267, even as the state government assured that there has been no negligence in treatment by either doctors or para-medical staff at government hospitals.

AAP to launch protests in Rajasthan against land bill

Aam Aadmi Party will hold protests and rallies across Rajasthan against the Centre's new land acquisition bill, senior party leader Yogendra Yadav on Sunday said here.

Activists demand action against cops for torturing Christians

Civil rights activists on Friday demanded action against some policemen for allegedly torturing 20 members of Christian community for propagating their religion.

Minor resists sodomy attempt, murdered in Jaipur

An eight-year-old boy was allegedly killed after he resisted a sodomy attempt in Sawaimadhopur district here, police said today.

Virtual police station module launched for training in Rajasthan

A virtual police station module was on Thursday launched by Rajasthan police under which one can get information related to police stations like SHOs, duty and investigation officers and others.

Rajasthan's ex-minister Kataria discharged in Sohrabuddin case

A special CBI court on Thursday discharged senior BJP leader and Rajasthan's former home minister Gulabchand Kataria and marble trader Vimal Patni from the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter killing cases, citing "insufficient" evidence.

DMIC to benefit entire state: Raj Govt

 The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) passing through 600-km from Rajasthan would benefit the entire state in terms of investment and promotion of business, Rajasthan Assembly was told on Thursday.

Home guard jawan's body found in Dholpur's nullah

A home guard jawan's body was on Wednesday found in a nullah in Dholpur district's Baadi Kasba, police said.

Asaram case: 2 followers arrested for creating ruckus

A youth and a woman, followers of self-styled godman Asaram, were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly creating ruckus and beating a woman constable at the entrance of court premises here.

Raj Assembly condoles death of prominent personalities

 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on Wednesday condoled the death of former parliamentarians, legislators, former Governors and other leaders.

Girl student commits suicide in Rajasthan

 A 19-year-old girl student on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her hostel room in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar area here, police said.

Special train for Khatu Shyamji temple from tomorrow

For the convenience of pilgrims planning to visit Khatu Shyamji temple in Rajasthan, the North-Western Railway (NWR) will be running a special train between Hisar and Ringas (Rajasthan) from February 26 to March 2.

Rajasthan budget session to begin on Wednesday

The budget session of Rajasthan Assembly is beginning on Wednesday with opposition Congress all prepared to raise issues of educational criteria in Panchayati Raj polls, hike in power tariff, fuel prices, and withdrawal of subsidy on LPG cylinder.

Youth Congress to protest against land acquisition ordinance

The state wing of Indian Youth Congress will hold a protest against the controversial land acquisition ordinance and gherao Rajasthan Assembly on February 28, demanding withdrawal of any amendment in the existing act brought out by previous UPA government.

Acid attack on college student in Rajasthan

 A 20-year-old college student suffered injuries on her back and neck when allegedly two unidentified bike-borne assailants threw acid on her here, police said on Monday.

Bring white paper on my govt fiscal management: Gehlot tells Raje

Hitting out at Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on the financial situation of the state, her Congress predecessor Ashok Gehlot on Sunday demanded from her a "white paper" on the fiscal management of his government.

Police crackdown on sex trade in Jodhpur, 29 arrested

 In a massive crackdown on the flourishing sex trade in the city, the Jodhpur Police Commissionerate has arrested 29 persons including 22 women.

RSS message has to be spread to unite country: Rajasthan Home Minister

Describing the country as a "Hindu rashtra", Rajasthan Home Minister GC Kataria on Saturday said RSS's message has to be spread to unite the country.

Two time Congress MP Vishwendra Singh meets RSS chief

Two-time Congress MP and sitting MLA from Deeg-Kumher, Vishwendra Singh on Saturday met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat here, setting off speculation about his future political alignments.

Italian tourist found dead in Pushkar lake

A 50-year-old Italian tourist, who went missing from a hotel, was on Saturday found dead in Pushkar lake in Ajmer district of Rajasthan.

Jaipur Metro announces fare structure; discount on smart cards

Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation on Friday announced the metro train fare structure which will have special discount for commuters subscribing to smart cards.

Rape of Japanese girl: 9 chargesheeted for gang-rape

12 days after a Japanese tourist was allegedly raped by a "guide", Jaipur Police on Friday filed a charge sheet against the main accused and eight others, who allegedly colluded with him, for the offences of kidnapping and gang-rape.

RSS chief arrives in Rajasthan on 5-day visit

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat arrived here on Friday on a five-day visit to Rajasthan during which he will spend four days in the city.

Minor dies, 8 taken ill after consuming contaminated water

A 5-year-old boy died, while eight others were taken ill after they consumed suspected contaminated water from a well in Jaisalmer district,a health official said on Thursday.

Three arrested for arson at solar plant in Rajasthan

Three persons have been arrested for allegedly opening fire and indulging in arson at a solar power plant here earlier this week, police said on Thursday.

17-yr-old boy fulfils dream to be principal of med college

A 17-year-old boy today became the principal of a private medical college here as the authorities fulfilled a wish of his to occupy that post for one day.

5 killed, 35 injured in road mishaps in Rajasthan

Five persons including an RAS officer and two constables were on Wednesday killed and thirty-five others injured in three separate road mishap in parts of Rajasthan, police said here.

Ashok Gehlot criticises Raje govt over law and order situation

Former chief minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday criticised the state government over law and order situation, saying it has deteriorated badly in the BJP rule.

Himachal Pradesh to take up Pong Dam oustees' issue with Rajasthan

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday said the state was always considerate towards the demand of the Pong Dam oustees and had always taken initiatives to re-locate them.

Boat capsizes in Rajasthan; 1 dead, 2 children feared drowned

A 25-year-old woman died while two children were also feared drowned after a boat capsized in the backwater of Mahi river in Banswara district in Rajasthan on Tuesday.