Rajasthan News

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: Gujjar leaders, Rajasthan govt ministers hold talks to end deadlock
Reservation stir: Gujjar leaders, Rajasthan govt ministers hold talks to end deadlock

Rajasthan's Gujjar community leaders, staging a sit-in on railway tracks for the last few days to demand five percent reservation in jobs and educational institutes, resumed talks with the state government officials here on Wednesday.

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.

Heatwave claims 2 lives in Bundi

 Two persons, including a woman, died reportedly due to heatstroke in Bundi district which, along with other parts of Rajasthan, has been experiencing scorching heat for the past few days with the temperature rising up to 46 degrees Celsius.

Gujjar agitation: Highway cleared; rail track remains blocked
Gujjar agitation: Highway cleared; rail track remains blocked

On the fifth day of the Gujjar agitation, police on Monday cleared the Jaipur-Agra national highway of the protestors even as the rail track continued to be blocked amid a stand-off with the government over the community's demand for five per cent reservation.

BJP govt unnecessarily delayed metro project: Gehlot

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday welcomed the Raje government's decision to commence commercial operations of Jaipur Metro from next month, but alleged the BJP dispensation "unnecessarily delayed" the project.

No respite from heat in Rajasthan, mercury touches 45.6 deg C

There was no respite from the blistering heat in Rajasthan where Jaisalmer and Sriganganagar remained the hottest with the mercury touching 45.6 degrees Celsius.

Police register case against Bainsla, 20 others as Gujjar agitation continues
Police register case against Bainsla, 20 others as Gujjar agitation continues

Police have registered a case against Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla and others as the agitation by the members of the community, demanding five percent reservation in government jobs, within the legal limit of 50 percent, continued on the fourth day on Sunday.

Jat, OBC leaders oppose Gujjar stir for reservation

 As Gujjars planned to intensify their stir for five per cent quota in government jobs, leaders of Jat and Other Backward Classes (OBC) community on Saturday opposed their demands, saying it will reduce OBC quota and the matter in pending in Rajasthan High Court.

Reservation issue: Gujjar stir to continue as talks with Rajasthan govt fail

The meeting between representatives of the Gujjar community and Rajasthan government on Saturday ended in a deadlock as the community leaders accused the government of not coming up with concrete proposal to fulfil their demand of 5 per cent quota in government jobs.

Rajasthan clash: Dalit man succumbs to injuries; toll mounts to 5

The death toll from a clash between two groups in Dangawas village of Nagaur has risen to five with a Dalit man, who was injured in the incident, on Saturday succumbing to his wounds at an Ajmer hospital.

CBI should probe Dangawas case: Chandra Kanta Meghwal

The Chairman of Committee on Schedule Cast in Rajasthan Assembly Chandra Kanta Meghwal on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the May 16 clash in Dangawas, in which four persons were killed and seven others injured, saying probe by any other agency was like throwing a sensitive matter into a cold bag.

Heatwave conditions prevail in Rajasthan

Residents in Rajasthan sweated it out with mercury in Jaisalmer touching 46.5 degree Celsius mark.

Veteran Congress leader Damodar Thanvi passes away

Veteran Congress leader and former chairman of the state commission for disabled persons (Nishakt Janayog) Damodar Thanvi died on Saturday after falling down on a railway platform from a moving train at Jaipur junction here.

Reservation stir: Gujjars soften stand, to hold talks with Rajasthan govt today
Reservation stir: Gujjars soften stand, to hold talks with Rajasthan govt today

Gujjar community leaders, who continued their protest demanding five percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions continued for the second day on Friday, "agreed" to hold talks with the Rajasthan government on Saturday.

Vasundhara Raje to flag off Jaipur Metro on Jun 3

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje would flag off the Jaipur Metro Rail here on June 3.

Reservation protest: Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla softens stand

Softening his stand on talks with Rajasthan government over quota issue, Gujjar leader Kirori Singh​ Bainsla on Friday said his team was ready to meet its special envoy tomorrow, as their agitation continued to affect movement of several trains for the second day.