Rajasthan News

Campaign to check underage driving in Rajasthan

Jaipur traffic police has penalised 664 traffic violators, many of them young students, in a nine-day special campaign to check under-age driving.

BJP protests indecent remarks by Congress councillor

BJP supporters on Wednesday launched a protest and attempted a forced shutdown of market here, demanding immediate arrest of a Congress councillor who had allegedly made indecent remarks at some women.

Rajasthan civic body poll results not as expected: Sachin Pilot

Accepting the defeat of his party in civic body elections, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot on Tuesday said his party men worked hard but the results were not as expected.

BJP sweeps Rajasthan civic polls, wins 31 of 46 seats

BJP on Tuesday won 31 of the 46 civic bodies, including five municipal corporations, in Rajasthan which went to polls last week.

CCTV, jammers to be installed in Jails: Home Ministry

To strengthen security in state prisons, Rajasthan Home Minister GC Kataria has said CCTV cameras and jammers would be installed to keep a strict watch on the inmates.

Rajasthan civic polls: BJP leading in six municipal corporations

Jaipur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in all six municipal corporations in Rajasthan's civic body polls.

BJP keeping civic poll candidates in capitivity: Ashok Gehlot

Congress leader and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday alleged that the ruling BJP-led dispensation has kept its 91 contestants of Jaipur Municipal Corporation in "captivity" at a luxury hotel here as it feared losing the civic polls.

Rajasthan civic poll results to be declared tomorrow

Jaipur: The electoral fortune of 7,375 candidates for 46 civic bodies of Rajasthan including six municipal corporations will be declared on Tuesday.

Rajasthan boy hangs himself after teacher beats him up

Jaipur: A 16-year-old student of a state-run school in Rajasthan has committed suicide allegedly due to humiliation, harassment and beating by a teacher. The teacher was arrested, police said Monday.

Illegal mining, crushing units flourishing in Neemkathan

 Accusing Rajasthan government of sheltering mining mafia, People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) today alleged that 342 units of mining and stone crushing were illegally operating and flourishing in Neemkathan in Sikar district.

Tribal student commits suicide over torture by teacher

Blaming his school teacher for torture and manhandling, a 16-year-old tribal boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Baran district, police said today.

Woman alleges rape, forceful conversion by husband two years after marriage

Two years after her marriage, a woman registered a case against her "husband" alleging that she was abducted, raped and forced to convert in Ajmer city of Rajasthan.

Over 65 percent polling recorded in Rajasthan civic polls

Over 65 percent turnout was on Saturday recorded in Rajasthan civic elections, as voting passed off peacefully barring minor clashes including in Bikaner where a BJP candidate was taken ill after he was allegedly forced to drink thinner by rivals at a polling booth.

Rajasthan: Chargesheet filed against mercy home owner and his wife

A chargesheet has been filed against the owner of a mercy home and his wife, who had allegedly sexually harassed two minor girls staying at their place in Tara Nagar area, police said on Friday.

Voting for 46 civic bodies in Rajasthan tomorrow

Jaipur: Forty six civic bodies, including six municipal corporations, in Rajasthan will go to polls Saturday, a State Election Commission (RSEC) official said today.

Constable arrested for accepting bribe in Kota

Kota: A beat constable posted at Anta police station of Baran district has been arrested by a team of Anti Corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1000.

NW Railway gears up for fog season

Preparing itself for the fog season this winter, the North Western Railways has put in place a host of measures like installing anti-fog devices in trains, LED-based signboards, and global positioning system-based signals to ensure safe and secure train operations.

Indirect election in civic polls will lead to horse-trading: Pilot

Jaipur: PCC President Sachin Pilot Wednesday attacked the Rajasthan government for changing the election process of heads of civic bodies, thus leading to "horse-trading" of councillors.

Churu shivers at 5.7 degree C

Jaipur: People in Rajasthan's Churu district experienced the coldest night of the season with a minimum temperature of 5.7 degrees C, about 4 degrees C less than the normal, a MeT report said here.

Woman paraded naked in Rajasthan

A woman has been paraded naked in Rajasthan's Sikar district by her husband following an argument in their house, eyewitnesses said on Monday.

Rajasthan shame: 40-year-old woman paraded half-naked by husband

It seems that there is no end to the crime against females in Rajasthan. What can be more shameful for a women if she is being made half-naked and tortured, that too by her husband as a punishment.

NSUI member threatens to immolate after being denied ticket in Rajasthan

A high drama was witnessed in front of University of Rajasthan here on Sunday when a NSUI member threatened to immolate himself after being denied ticket for August 23 Students' Union elections.

People do not spare who fail to deliver on promises: Pilot

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot attacked the BJP government of not keeping its word, including providing employment to youth, saying people do not spare those who fail to deliver on their promises.

Woman paraded half-naked: Rajasthan govt suspends Sarpanch

Rajasthan government on Friday suspended the Sarpanch, Deputy Sarpanch and two Ward Panch's for not informing the district administration about the incident in which a woman was allegedly paraded half-naked on a donkey at Thuravad village here.

Woman commits suicide, body found in a pond in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer: A 35-year-old woman today allegedly committed suicide and her body was found by the locals in the famous tourist spot Gardisar-Talab pond here, police said.

Fake marksheet row: Katheria alleges political conspiracy by BSP

Minister of State for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria, who is at the centre of a controversy over his marksheet, on Friday alleged that the entire episode was a political conspiracy launched against him by the Bahujan Samaj Party.

Woman paraded half-naked, four cops suspended

Four police officials were on Thursday suspended for allegedly not providing timely information in a case where a woman was paraded half-naked on donkey at Thuravad village here, authorities said.

Teen commits suicide over alleged harassment by teachers

A 14-year-old boy committed suicide at his residence in Rajasthan's Sirohi district after allegedly being harassed by his school teachers.

Rajasthan's Churu chills at 7.0 degree C

With the cold windy weather prevailing in Rajasthan, Churu remained coldest in the state on the fourth consecutive day, with a minimum temperature of 7.0 degree celsius last night, about 3 degrees below normal, a MeT report said.

Mercy home owner arrested for sexually harassing minor girls in Rajasthan

A 50-year-old man was arrested for allegedly sexually harassing two minor girls staying at his mercy home in Tara Nagar area, police said on Thursday.