Rajasthan News

Army conducts major defense exercise in Rajasthan

The Army on Sunday conducted a major exercise, 'Akraman-II', in Rajasthan to test a new generation of weaponry and platforms employed in the desert region, with providing 'real time battle and situational awareness' to its commanders.

One girl killed as quake hits parts of Rajasthan

 An eight-year-old girl was killed and seven children were injured as a temporary shed made of sandstone slabs crumbled in Rajasthan`s Bharatpur district as a mild earthquake hit parts of Rajasthan on Sunday.

Air Force chopper crashes near Suratgarh, crew bailed out

 An Air Force helicopter on a routine exercise crashed with a three member crew bailing out safely in Suratgarh city of Sriganganagar district, a Defence spokesman said on Sunday.

Amit Shah meets deceased farmer Gajendra Singh's family

BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday met the family of Gajendra Singh, the farmer who allegedly committed suicide at an Aam Aadmi Party rally in Delhi, at Nangal Jhamarwada village of Dausa district.

Rajasthan: Man sentenced to 20 years RI for smuggling drugs

A special NDPS court has sentenced a man to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment in connection with a case of drug smuggling.

Amit Shah to meet party workers in Rajasthan today

On his maiden visit to Rajasthan, BJP president Amit Shah will meet party workers on Saturday as part of the party's membership drive.

Farmer's suicide: Arvind Kejriwal apologises; Gajendra Singh's family demands CBI probe
Farmer's suicide: Arvind Kejriwal apologises; Gajendra Singh's family demands CBI probe

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he erred by not stopping his speech at a party rally in the national capital where a Rajasthani farmer killed himself, even as he and the AAP reached out to the distraught family.

Another farmer commits suicide in Rajasthan due to crop damage

Amid the rising uproar caused by the suicide of a Rajasthan farmer at an AAP rally on Wednesday, another farmer on Friday committed suicide by hanging himself from tree here in Khairabad area, police said here.

Chadar sent by Rajasthan CM Vasundhra Raje offered at Ajmer Sharif Dargah

A chadar (holy cloth) sent by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje was on Friday offered at the shrine of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisty here on the occasion of 803rd Urs of the revered Sufi saint.

Amit Shah to meet party workers in Rajasthan tomorrow

On his maiden visit to Rajasthan, BJP President Amit Shah will meet party workers tomorrow as part of the party's membership drive.

Kejriwal's apology will not bring back my son: Gajendra Singh's father

Following the public suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh in the national capital, his father on Thursday refused to accept Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's apology for continuing with his speech after the incident.

Gajendra's family appeals for Kejriwal to 'personally' oversee investigation

Following the public suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh in the national capital, his relatives on Friday appealed to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to personally look into the investigation.

Centre, Raj govt insensitive towards farmers: Gehlot

Accusing the BJP-led government at the Centre and in Rajasthan of being insensitive towards the plight of farmers, former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today said it was for the first time that distressed farmers were ending their lives in the state.

AAP to pay Rs 10 lakh to farmer Gajendra Singh's family

Delhi's ruling AAP announced on Thursday a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of a Rajasthan farmer who killed himself at a party rally here a day earlier.

Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh cremated

Gajendra Singh, the farmer who committed suicide during an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally in Delhi on Wednesday, was cremated at his native village in Rajasthan on Thursday.

Gajendra Singh was 'financially sound', says Dausa Tehsildar

Following the public suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh in the national capital, Dausa district Tehsildar Satish Kumar Jain on Thursday stated that the former was 'financially sound'.

'Farmer who committed suicide at AAP rally was in touch with Manish Sisodia'
'Farmer who committed suicide at AAP rally was in touch with Manish Sisodia'

Relatives of Gajendra Singh, the farmer who committed suicide during an Aam Aadmi Party rally in the national capital, on Thursday alleged that their family member had met Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia before the public gathering, further speculating that crop damage due to the recent unseasonal rains may have forced him to take the extreme step.

Baby girl dies in village fire in Rajasthan

 An eleven-month-old baby girl was on Wednesday killed and four men were injured when a devastating fire broke out in thatched huts at Nagala-Vanara village in Bharatpur district, the police said.

Lovers' bodies found on rail track at Dausa

 Mutilalted bodies of a 16-year-old girl and a 18-year-old boy were found on railway tracks at Bhadana railway station in Dausa city on Wednesday in a case of suspected suicide, police said.

Farmer who committed suicide was distraught: Family

The family of a Rajasthan farmer who committed suicide at an AAP rally in Delhi said on Wednesday that the man was shaken after losing his entire wheat crops to untimely rains.

Suicide at AAP rally: Raje says all steps will be taken, including compensation

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday called the farmer's suicide at AAP rally here as tagic and said that a prompt action could have saved the precious life.

Body of farmer found on railway line in Rajasthan

 Body of a 55-year-old farmer was on Wednesday found on a railway line in the district, police said.

Amit Shah to address 'Maha-Karyakarta Sammelan' on April 25

On his maiden visit to Rajasthan, BJP President Amit Shah would address a 'Maha-karyakarta Sammelan' here on April 25.

Two killed, 18 injured in vehicle collision near Chaksu

Two persons were killed and eighteen others injured when a commander jeep in which they were travelling rammed into a truck at Kothun village near Chaksu on Wednesday, police said.

Girl axed to death by man in Rajasthan

A 17-year-old girl was on Wednesday allegedly axed to death by a man in Rajgarh area of Churu district, police said.

'Pakistani smuggler crosses border, hands over 9 kg heroin'

Days after five drug peddlers were arrested from Rajasthan border for having links with drug smugglers in Pakistan and Afghanistan, one of them claimed that a Pakistani smuggler had crossed Indo-Pak border and delivered them 9 kg heroin, police said on Tuesday.

Rajasthan BJP aims to make one lakh active members in state

After crossing the 10 crore-member mark across the country, BJP's Rajasthan unit on Sunday announced its aims of enlisting one lakh active members in the state in next three months beginning May 1.

Four of a family attacked with acid over property dispute

 Four members of a family were on Saturday allegedly attacked with acid by two men over a property dispute here, police said.

30-year-old woman raped by police constable in Rajasthan

A 30-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a police constable in Sikar district of Rajasthan, police said on Saturday.

Boyfriend pushes pregnant girlfriend off hills in Rajasthan

A 22-year-old girl was on Friday pushed by her boyfriend off Nahargar hills after she insisted that he should marry her as she was pregnant with his child, police said.