Rajasthan News

Breaking the stereotype: Rajasthan gets its first women Qazis - Jahan Ara and Afroz Begum
Breaking the stereotype: Rajasthan gets its first women Qazis - Jahan Ara and Afroz Begum

In a first in the state and breaking the stereotype, Rajasthan has got its first women Qazis!

Suspicious person arrested at Jaisalmer Airport gate

A suspicious person was caught and handed over to Air force officials outside the Jaisalmer Airport gate on Saturday.

Name and shame countries that support terrorism: Foreign Secretary Jaishankar

India on Wednesday said countries that support terrorism must be named and shamed "relentlessly", asserting that tolerance for double standards on the issue of terror must be "equally frankly exposed".

Three Rajasthan Postal employees arrested for sharing army info with Pakistani spy
Three Rajasthan Postal employees arrested for sharing army info with Pakistani spy

They all are posted with local post offices in Balotara (Barmer) and Pokaran (Jaisalmer).

Suspected Pakistani spy, employee of Pokhran post office, held
Suspected Pakistani spy, employee of Pokhran post office, held

The person has been identified as Narendra Singh. He has been detained for spying for Pakistan's intelligence service Intel-Services Intelligence (ISI).

'Achhe Din' for domestic helps in Rajasthan, labour department sets minimum wage limit
'Achhe Din' for domestic helps in Rajasthan, labour department sets minimum wage limit

Rajasthan Labour Department has issued a notification fixing minimum wage for domestic helps in the state. According to the notification, a person has be paid a minimum of Rs 5, 642 per month for an eight-hour shift per day for cooking, washing, baby sitting and other daily chores.

Earthquake hits Jaipur, no damage reported

 A minor earthquake of magnitude 3.8 struck Rajasthan at 04:17 am on Friday. 

Western disturbance raises mercury in Rajasthan

Cold wave conditions subsided on Thursday completely and the mercury further rose in most of the places in Rajasthan with the arrival of a fresh western disturbance (WD). Sriganganagar became the coldest place in the state with minimum temperature of 6.4 degrees Celsius.

Six held near India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan

Six persons with illegal weapons were on Wednesday held near Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district.

Mysterious object shot down by IAF's Sukhoi-30 jet was US-made balloon
Mysterious object shot down by IAF's Sukhoi-30 jet was US-made balloon

The mysterious balloon-shaped object, which was shot down by a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Tuesday, was actually a US made balloon.

No clean chit to Robert Vadra in Sky Light Hospitality case, confirms Rajasthan's Home Minister
No clean chit to Robert Vadra in Sky Light Hospitality case, confirms Rajasthan's Home Minister

The Rajasthan Government on Tuesday rubbished reports of a clean chit being given to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in the Sky Light Hospitality case and said that the investigation in this regard was still on.

IAF jet neutralises unidentified object near Indo-Pak border in Barmer
IAF jet neutralises unidentified object near Indo-Pak border in Barmer

India Air Force has said their radar intercepted a balloon-shaped object at around 10.30 and 11 o'clock on Tuesday morning. And soon an IAF fighter jet was scrambled to neutralise it.  

IAF blooper: Fighter jet accidently drops 5 bombs in Rajasthan, loud explosion heard
IAF blooper: Fighter jet accidently drops 5 bombs in Rajasthan, loud explosion heard

Explosions were heard in radius of about 10 kilometre after an Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet dropped five bombs at Gugdi in Badmer district  in Rajasthan on Tuesday. 

Mahatma Gandhi's statue defaced in Rajasthan, ISIS message found scribbled
Mahatma Gandhi's statue defaced in Rajasthan, ISIS message found scribbled

The desecration of statues of prominent leaders continue with another statue of Mahatma Gandhi defaced in Dudu district in Rajasthan on early Monday.

FIR against Central University of Rajasthan VC over alleged harassment of Dalit scholar
FIR against Central University of Rajasthan VC over alleged harassment of Dalit scholar

Police have filed FIR against VC and seven others in Ajmer over alleged harassment of the Dalit scholar.

#Selficide: Youth dies after falling from Mehrangarh Fort while taking a selfie
#Selficide: Youth dies after falling from Mehrangarh Fort while taking a selfie

Ten days before his marriage, a young man fell from the Mehrangarh Fort here allegedly while taking a selfie.

Seven killed, 30 injured in bus accident in Rajasthan

 As many as seven people were killed and more than 30 injured after the bus they were travelling in overturned in Tonk district of Rajasthan.

Asaram's bail plea rejected

The bail plea of self-styled godman Asaram, who is in jail in connection with a rape case, was on Friday rejected by a sessions court here.

Asaram case: Court reserves order on bail plea, Swamy argues for 'godman'

A local court on Monday reserved its order on the bail plea of self-styled godman Asaram.

Five killed after bus rams into tanker in Jodhpur

At least five people were killed and fifteen others were injured after a bus rammed into a tanker in Rajasthan`s Jodhpur District early today.

Kota suicides see no end; another student takes extreme step
Kota suicides see no end; another student takes extreme step

A Class 10, 14-year-old student committed suicide on Monday by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at a paying guest accommodation in Mahaveer Nagar.

Patwari detained for allegedly spying in Pokharan

 ATS Rajasthan has detained an ex-armyman near Pokhran who maybe an agent of Pakistan's Intel-Services Intelligence, as per media reports on Sunday.

Biting cold in Rajasthan, Churu freezes at 0.4 deg C

Bundi, Bikaner and Jaisalmer shivered at 5.5, 6 and 6.6 degree Celsius respectively, according to the Met report.

Those who never want to work opt for govt jobs, quips Vasundhara Raje
Those who never want to work opt for govt jobs, quips Vasundhara Raje

Vasundhara Raje asked youths to opt for self-employment and entrepreneurship.

Teacher worships Asaram in school, suspended in Rajasthan

 A government school teacher in Barmer district has been suspended for allegedly "worshipping" a self-styled 'godman' Asaram in the school.

Slight respite from cold in Raj, Mt Abu coldest at 2.4 deg C

Severe cold wave abated over Rajasthan due to rise in mercury at all places while the sole hill station Mount Abu recorded the lowest temperature of 2.4

Read story of Rajasthan teen who was raped by her uncle

A 19-year-old college student was allegedly raped by her distant relative and a bus conductor, who also blackmailed her using the video clip of the incident here, police said on Wednesday.

Rajasthan will do better than MP, Chhatisgarh if I get 3 terms: Vasundhara Raje
Rajasthan will do better than MP, Chhatisgarh if I get 3 terms: Vasundhara Raje

As she completed two years in office, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today said Rajasthan would do better than other BJP-ruled states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh if she gets three consecutive terms like the governments there.

Kamlesh Tiwari row: Muslim community's protest turns ugly with pro-Islamic State, Pakistan slogans
Kamlesh Tiwari row: Muslim community's protest turns ugly with pro-Islamic State, Pakistan slogans

Several people from the Muslim community were found raising pro-Islamic State slogans.

IOC marketing manager working for Islamic State held in Jaipur

The Special Operation Group (SOG) and ATS of Rajasthan Police arrested Mohd Sirazudin, the marketing manager of IOC.