Rajasthan News

No respite from heatwave in Rajasthan

Heatwave conditions continue to affect normal life in the desert state of Rajasthan, with the mercury hovering between 40-45 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state.

Shopkeepers call two-day bandh over loss during Gujjar stir

A day after the Gujjars called off their 8-day long agitation over demands of five per cent quota in government jobs, the shopkeepers in Sikandara town of Dausa called for a two-day shutdown of the market against the loss incurred by them during the agitation.

At least 60 fall sick after marriage feast

 At least 60 people fell ill due to suspected food poisoning after having dinner at a wedding function in the district.

Nagaur clash death toll rises to six

 With one more person succumbing to the injuries, the death toll in a clash between two groups at Dangawas village of Nagaur district in Rajasthan has risen to six, that included five Dalits, police said on Friday.

Traffic resumes on highways after Gujjars end stir

 After the Gujjar called off their 8-day long agitation, traffic on the Agra-Jaipur national highway and a state highway in Sawaimadhopur has resumed while the Delhi-Mumbai tracks have also been cleared.

Gujjars call off agitation after Rajasthan govt agrees to five percent reservation in jobs
Gujjars call off agitation after Rajasthan govt agrees to five percent reservation in jobs

The Gujjar community, whose members have been squatting on railway tracks and blocking road traffic in Rajasthan demanding five percent reservation in education and government jobs, on Thursday called off their agitation as the state government agreed to their demand, a minister said.

Gujjar stir: 4,500 paramilitary personnel rushed to Rajasthan

 4,500 paramilitary personnel have been despatched to Rajasthan by the Centre to assist the state government in handling the Gujjar agitation that has hit traffic on the Delhi-Mumbai rail route and a national highway for the eighth day on Thursday.

Israel to cooperate with Rajasthan in water management

After having partnered with Rajasthan government in the agriculture sector, Israel is looking forward to help the state in the field of water management and tourism.

Gujjar agitation: Centre sending additional forces to vacate rail tracks, say sources
Gujjar agitation: Centre sending additional forces to vacate rail tracks, say sources

The Centre on Thursday sent additional forces to vacate rail tracks from the members of the Gujjar community, whose agitation for five percent quota in Rajasthan government jobs entered in its eighth day today.

Gujjar stir: Talks to go on Thursday; Raj govt to make fresh proposal

Talks to resolve the stand-off over the issue of job reservation for Gujjars will continue Thursday with a spokesperson for their delegation saying a breakthrough is likely during the fresh parleys after Rajasthan government Wednesday expressed its inability to meet their demands.

Gujjar stir: Railways' losses at Rs 100 crore

Railways has suffered losses of about Rs 100 crore due to the ongoing Gujjar agitation which has forced cancellation and diversion of as many as 326 Mail and Express trains on Kota-Mathura route so far.

Gujjars stir: Officials told to implement HC's order

 The Rajasthan government on Wednesday directed the district administration and police officers in four districts to evacuate Gujjar agitators from railway tracks and highways in compliance of a High Court order.

Rajasthan clash: Raje Govt recommends CBI probe

The Rajasthan government has written to the Centre recommending a CBI probe into the bloody clash in Nagaur district in which five persons, including four Dalits, were killed and 12 injured.

Heatwave continues in parts of Rajasthan

Heatwave conditions prevailed on Wednesday in several areas of Rajasthan forcing people to stay indoors.

Barmer MP says what could he do about water tank incident

 MP Sona Ram Choudhary currently on a visit to his constituency, has reacted to the water tank collapse incident in the district last month, saying what could he do if the lid collapsed.

Four of family die due to food poisoning in Rajasthan

Four members of a family, including two children, died due to suspected case of food poisoning in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan, police said Wednesday.

Gujjar stir: HC pulls up Rajasthan govt, asks why agitators given free hand

Pulling up the state government for giving a "free-hand" to Gujjar agitators, Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday directed the Chief Secretary and the police chief to appear before it tomorrow and also immediately restore traffic on Jaipur-Agra national highway, blocked by protesters.

Andhra govt eyes Rs 1000 cr from 2nd round of red sanders auction

Eyeing a revenue of Rs 1,000 crore, Andhra Pradesh Government will auction 3,500 tonnes of seized red sanders wood in the second phase on an electronic platform by inviting global tenders in June.

Reservation stir: Five percent job quota to Gujjars unlikely, hints Rajasthan govt
Reservation stir: Five percent job quota to Gujjars unlikely, hints Rajasthan govt

A forward movement appeared to be in sight on Wednesday in the talks between agitating Gujjars and the Rajasthan government, which is believed to have promised to give a written proposal on the demand for five per cent quota in jobs.

BSP MLA facing murder charge granted interim bail

A special court here on Tuesday granted interim bail to BSP MLA B L Kushwah, who is facing murder charge, on the ground of his mother's illness.

Heatwave affects normal life in Rajasthan

Heatwave conditions continued to prevail in Rajasthan with maximum temperatures hovering between 41 and 45 degrees Celsius -- almost 2-4 degrees above normal, weather officials said on Tuesday.

Reservation issue: Gujjars to hold talks with government in Jaipur

Rajasthan's Gujjar community, staging a sit-in on railway tracks for the last few days to demand five percent reservation in jobs and educational institutes, finally relented on Tuesday and agreed to hold talks with the state government in Jaipur.

Centralised call centre of Jaipur Discom launched by Raje

A centralised call centre of Jaipur Discom, set-up for quick disposal of customer complaints, was inaugurated on Tuesday by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Doctor's wife commits suicide by hanging self in Rajasthan

A 29-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her husband's hostel room here, police said on Tuesday.

Gujjar stir: Western Railway losing Rs 15 cr daily due to train cancellation

Frequent cancellation of trains on Delhi-Mumbai route due to ongoing agitation by Gujjars in Rajasthan is causing Western Railway a revenue loss to the tune of Rs 15 crore per day.

Bodies of elderly woman, daughter found in Rajasthan

 Bodies of an elderly woman and her 50-year-old daughter were recovered today from their residence in Mansarover area here, police said.

Gujjars adamant on holding talks in Bayana; rail tracks remain blocked
Gujjars adamant on holding talks in Bayana; rail tracks remain blocked

Entering the sixth day of their agitation to press for five percent reservation in government jobs, Gujjars on Tuesday remained adamant for calling the committee of ministers at Bayana in Bharatpur for holding talks to resolve the issue even as the rail tracks continued to remain blocked.

Heat wave continues in Rajasthan; Jaisalmer hottest at 45.8 degree C

Heat wave continued to affect normal life in parts of Rajasthan on Monday with mercury touching 45.8 degrees Celsius in Jaisalmer.

Congress sending fact-finding committee to probe Nagaur violence

Alleging "rising atrocities" against Dalits in Nagaur in BJP-ruled Rajasthan, Congress has set up a four-member fact-finding team to inquire into the recent incidents of violence against members of scheduled castes in the region.

Gujjar stir: Locals confront agitators, clear NH 11 for traffic

Gujjar agitation on Monday met with a stiff resistance from locals in Sikandara town of Dausa district, where scores of people confronted the agitators and forced clearing of Agra-Jaipur National Highway 11 for traffic.