Rajasthan News

Cold waves continue in Rajasthan, claims one life

The cold weather in Rajasthan continued to affect normal lives where over nine trains were delayed and a man was found dead on Thursday, Met reports said.

CMHO accuses BJP MLA of using threats to secure nurse transfer

Kota: A BJP MLA in Rajasthan has landed in a controversy after he allegedly threatened a Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) for failing to effect the transfer of a male nurse with an audio clip of their conversation now circulating on Whatsapp.

Amer Dargah Committee condemns attack on Pakistan Army school

Ajmer Dargah Committee president on Wednesday condemned the Taliban assault on a Pakistani Army school which left 141, mostly children, dead and described it as an act of "cowardice".

Not only educate poor children, make competent for jobs: Rajasthan Governor

 Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh on Wednesday said the children of poor families should not only be given education but also be made competent enough so that they could take up jobs.

Cold wave sweeps Rajasthan, Mount Abu shivers at 1 deg C

Cold conditions continued to affect normal life in Rajasthan where over 14 passenger trains were running late due to fog even as Mount Abu shivered at a low of 1 degree Celsius.

Churu coldest at 3.6 degrees, trains delayed in Rajasthan

Fog disrupted rail services in Rajasthan where Churu was the coldest place with a minimum temperature of 3.6 degrees Celsius.

Politics dominated Rajasthan in 2014

The year 2014 saw a resurgence of BJP in Rajasthan as it made a clean sweep of all the Lok Sabha seats at stake and dominated the polls to the civic bodies while the government introduced key schemes related to skill development, infrastructure and growth.

Fog disrupts normal life in Rajasthan, Udaipur shivers at 5 degrees Celsius

Dense fog and mist disrupted rail, road and air services in Rajasthan on Monday with Udaipur recording season's coldest night at a minimum temperature of five degrees Celsius.

10 burnt alive as gas tanker catches fire and explodes in Jaipur

At least ten people were charred to death and another 12 got injured when a gas tanker caught fire and exploded after being hit by a truck on a highway near Beelpur village, 35 kms from here, late Saturday night.

Centre announces slew of projects on Vasundhara Raje govt's anniversary

Marking the completion of one year of Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in Rajasthan, Centre on Saturday announced here a slew of projects worth crores of rupees for road, infrastructure and power sectors in the state.

Rajasthan High Court asks state to enact law against social evils

 Taking note of the "evil" practices of branding women as 'Dayan' (witch) and 'Mautana', Rajasthan High Court today asked the state government to enact a law against them by February 11, 2015 or the court will declare Rajasthan a backward state.

Raje govt's one yr performance 'very disappointing': Pilot

Terming as "very disappointing" the one year performance of Vasundhara Raje government, Rajasthan Congress on Wednesday said every one in the society was unhappy as it failed to provide respite from inflation, corruption, crime, malnutrition and lawlessness.

Missing minor boy found murdered in Kota; accused held

A six-year-old boy, who went missing two days ago, was found murdered in the forests of Suket town in Kota district, police said here on Wednesday.

Northerly cold winds sweep across Raj, Mt Abu recorded coldest

Mount Abu on hills and Srigangangar on plains recorded as the coldest places in Rajasthan with a minimum temperature of 5 and 5.6 degrees Celsius respectively.

Wanted dacoit arrested in Dholpur

A dacoit wanted in several cases of robbery, murder, and extortion and having a cash reward of Rs 2,000 was arrested during a combing operation in Ravines area of Dholpur, police said on Wednesday.

Jaipur traffic police to carry out verification of cab drivers

The traffic police here has decided to carry out verification of all taxi drivers in the city in the wake of the Delhi rape case involving a cab driver.

Haven't joined BJP, nor received any invite: Amar Singh

Former Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who had recently met BJP leaders and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday sought to dismiss speculations that he has joined BJP or received an invite in this regard.

Five children injured as school bus falls into drain in Rajasthan

Five children were injured when a school bus carrying 30 students lost balance and fell into a drain near Thikeriykalan village of the district on Monday morning, police said.

70-yr-old woman paraded half-naked on donkey in Rajasthan

A 70-year-old woman has alleged that she was tortured and paraded half-naked on a donkey by relatives who wanted to grab her property at Kameri-Chouhan village in Bhilwara district, police said on Sunday.

Gehlot accuses BJP-govt in Raj of doing nothing in one year

Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot on Saturday accused the BJP government in the state of doing nothing since coming to power and said that it has become insensitive to the needs of the people.

Army to introduce computer-based recruitment tests in Rajasthan

The Indian Army will introduce computer-based entrance test for recruitment of personnel in Rajasthan, aiming to make the process paperless.

Cold wave yet to hit Rajasthan, Bikaner coldest at 7 °C

With severe cold conditions yet to hit the state, Bikaner experienced the coldest night with a minimum of 7 degree Celsius, a MeT official said on Friday.

IAF to hold marathon to remember martyrs of Battle of Longewala

The Indian Air Force will organise a marathon on December 13-14 to celebrate the grit displayed by the Indian armed forces personnel in the Battle of Longewala, one of the first major contests between the armies of India and Pakistan during the 1971 war and an inspiring tale of courage in the face of insurmountable odds.

2 lakh BJP workers to attend Raje govt's 1st anniversary event

With an eye on panchayat elections due in the state next year, BJP will mobilise nearly 2 lakh party members, including MPs and MLAs, to attend the first anniversary of Vasundhra Raje government here on December 13.

30-year-old sentenced to life term for rape

A 30-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court on Wednesday.

Eloped couple attempts suicide in Jaipur

An eloped couple, who were being escorted home, attempted suicide in the presence of the police and their family members in Jhunjhunu district, police said on Tuesday.

Raj govt to decide on how to take Asaram to AIIMS in Delhi

 A court here on Tuesday left it to the Rajasthan government to choose the mode of transport for taking self-styled godman Asaram Bapu to Delhi from here for undergoing medical test at AIIMS, as directed by the Supreme Court, after he had moved a plea to travel by air.

18 candidates caught with fake documents at Army recruitment rally, toll rises to 60

18 candidates have been caught for allegedly producing fake documents at an Army recruitment rally in the district headquarters here taking the toll of such candidates to 60.

Air India plane's tyre gets deflated after landing at Jodhpur

A tyre of a Delhi-bound Air India plane from Mumbai, with around 100 people onboard, was found deflated after it landed at Jodhpur, following which the flight was briefly stalled.

42 candidates caught with fake documents at Army recruitment rally

42 candidates, including five minors, have been caught for allegedly producing fake documents at an Army recruitment rally in the district headquarters here, police said today.