Rajasthan News

Rajasthan Assembly adjourns over Congress' protest

The Rajasthan Assembly was on Wednesday adjourned amidst uproarious scenes as opposition Congress protested against the state government over its demands for rolling back power tariff and compensation of farmers whose crops were damaged in unseasonal rains in the state recently.

Rajashthan Assembly bans slaughter of camels

In view of the dwindling population of camels in Rajasthan, the state Assembly has passed the Rajasthan Camel (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Bill, which bans the slaughter of camels in the state.

41 killed in rain-related mishaps in Rajasthan; 20,983 villages suffer crop damage: Girdwari

Forty-one people were killed and at least 20,983 villages in 33 districts of Rajasthan have witnessed the worst crop damage in the recent untimely rain and hailstorm, an official 'Girdwari' (crop assessment) report said tonight.

Two youths sentenced to life imprisonment for raping elderly woman

A local court today sentenced two persons to life imprisonment for raping a 65-year-old woman in December, 2012.

Rajasthan to hold roadshows to attract investment

With an aim to bring investment in the state, the Rajasthan government plans to hold 11 international and nine national roadshows in the coming months, officials said.

PM Modi greets people on Rajasthan Diwas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Rajasthan on the occasion of Rajasthan Diwas.

State Regulatory Commission to monitor universities: Rajasthan Education Minister

In the wake of surfacing of a fake degree scam in a private university in Jodhpur, the state government on Friday said a regulatory commission would be set up to monitor the academic activities of all universities mainly private ones.

Three more farmers die due to shock over crop loss in Rajasthan

Three more farmers died of cardiac arrest after seeing their crops destroyed in untimely rains here, authorities said on Friday.

Rajasthan govt to probe alleged minority scholarship scam

The ruling BJP government on Friday announced in the state Assembly that there will be a high level probe in the alleged minority scholarship scam in Tonk district and the employees guilty in this connection will be punished.

One-year prison term for defacing property in Rajasthan

Defacing property in Rajasthan will now invite a year-long prison term.

Sachin Pilot slams Kataria's remark on farmer's suicide, seeks relief

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Thursday condemned the state Home minister's remark on alleged suicide by farmers following damage to crops, and demanded the government to withdraw hike in power tariff, exempt farmers from paying electricity bills and loan instalments for six months.

Rajasthan hikes MLAs' pension 2-fold, orders audit of discoms

Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed the state budget 2015-16 by voice vote after Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje gave her reply to the debate on appropriation bill, 2015.

'Clinical Establishments Act to be strictly implemented'

 Rajasthan government on Thursday said that Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act will be strictly implemented to check instances of private clinics and hospitals flouting rules while treating BPL patients.

CAG points out serious anomalies in Rajasthan edu dept

 A total of 141 schools in Rajasthan were running without students and 12,782 schools were with just one teacher each, a Comptroller and Auditor General of India's audit report said.

Illegal mining cost Rs 149 cr in Sikar district: CAG report

 Rajasthan mining department did not take stringent action against illegal mining in the state, resulting in illegal extraction of 80.34 lakh MT of masonry stone, costing Rs 149 crore alone in Sikar district, the CAG report said.

Police stations to be reorganised after demarcation: Raj govt

 Existing police stations in Rajasthan would be reorganised after specific demarcation and new "thanas" would be opened after considering a report of Parmeshwar Committee which was pending, the state Assembly was informed on Wednesday.

Seven killed in separate road mishaps in Rajasthan

 Seven persons including a woman were on Wednesday killed and as many were injured in three separate road mishaps in Rajasthan.

Govt verifying farmers' death in recent rain havoc: Rajasthan Minister

The Rajastham government on Wednesday said it was verifying the deaths of farmers who were reportedly died in rain and hailstorm related mishaps early this month in various parts of the state.

Sunil Ambwani sworn in as Chief Justice of Raj HC

Justice Sunil Ambwani today took oath as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court at Raj Bhawan here.

Improvement of facilities in hostels in Raj: Minister

Social Justice and Empowerment minister Arun Chaturvedi on Monday announced an improvement of facilities in hostels run by the department in the state.

'Senior IO to probe corruption cases of IAS, IPS officers'

Cases of corruption and other irregularities against IAS and IPS officers would be probed by an Investigating Officer (IO) senior to them in rank, the Rajasthan government on Monday said.

PM Modi confidant Zafar Sareshwala forced to leave AIMPLB meet

Gujarat businessman Zafar Sareshwala, who is considered close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had to leave the venue of All India Muslim Personal Law Board meeting here on Sunday after some members raised objection to his presence, following which he described the board as "an extension of certain political parties".

Girl, male friend assaulted by eve-teasers in Rajasthan

 A girl was allegedly harassed and assaulted along with her male friend by a group of college students inside Rajasthan University campus here, police said on Sunday.

House greets Rajasthan Assembly Speaker on his birthday

Legislators cutting across the party lines in the Rajasthan Assembly on Sunday greeted Speaker Kailash Meghwal on his 82nd birthday and wished him a happy and long life.

Army diffuses 10 live bombs in Rajasthan

Army disposed of ten live bombs recovered from a junk yard at Nachana area of Jaisalmer district, a senior official said on Sunday.

Bill to conserve Rajasthan's lakes passed

Jaipur; The Rajasthan Assembly on Saturday passed a bill for the protection, conservation and beautification of lakes in the desert state.

Global community have to come together to combat terrorism: Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that terrorism should be treated as a challenge to human kind and the global community will have to come together to combat terrorism.

Rajasthan MLA's son in queue for peon's job

Most of the politicians want their children to follow in their footsteps but a Rajasthan MLA wants his son to chart his course according to his eligibility.

Crop damage: Sonia Gandhi meets Rajasthan farmers, promises Congress' help

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said her party would bring pressure on the Rajasthan government and the Centre to provide the maximum relief to the farmers whose crops were damaged in the recent unseasonal rainfall in north India.

Committee to look into graft charges against Jai Narayan Vyas University: Rajasthan govt

BJP government Friday announced setting up of a three-member committee to probe allegations of corruption against the Jai Narayan Vyas University and said an independent audit would also be carried out look into the alleged misappropriation of income.