Rajasthan News

Japanese tourist rape case: 20 years imprisonment for three

Three persons were on Friday sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by a court here for raping a 20-year-old Japanese tourist on the Jaipur-Ajmer National Highway in February.

Finnish girl `molested` by Ola cab driver in Jaipur

A girl from Finland has alleged that an Ola cab driver molested her in Rajasthan's capital.

Body of teenager found on rail tracks in Rajasthan

Body of a 19-year-old girl was found today on the railway tracks here after the teenager allegedly committed suicide by jumping from a moving train, police said.

Passenger train derails in Jaipur, no one injured

The engine of a passenger train derailed at Jaipur junction on Thursday, but no one was injured in the incident.

After SC stay order, 82-year-old woman resumes 'Santhara'

An 82-year-old woman, who was on fast for over one month, publicly resumed her 'Santhara' on Monday after the Supreme Court stayed the Rajasthan High Court decision declaring the Jain religious ritual of voluntary fast unto death a penal offence.

Trade unions in Rajasthan extend support to nationwide strike

 Trade unions in Rajasthan have extended their support to the all India bandh called by central trade unions on September 2 on issues of inflation, labour laws, labour welfare and others.

Rakhi remains 'painful' affair for Bhil community

 Raksha Bandhan for the Bhil community, which has seen large-scale migration from Pakistan in the last few years, remains an affair of longing as brothers and sisters separated by the borders don't get to meet each other on the day.

Ambulance scam: Fear in Congress shows something wrong, says BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra on Saturday questioned why there is a hue and cry in Congress circles with regard to the CBI probe of the Rajasthan ambulance scam if they had not committed any wrong.

Raksha Bandhan gift for brother, missing sister traced?

 Ten-year-old Mahesh had no hope of reuniting with his younger sister Mamta, who had gone missing five years back, but this Rakhi brought a pleasant surprise for him.

CBI takes over Ambulance scam case in Rajasthan

 CBI on Friday took over the ambulance scam case and re-registered the case filed by Rajasthan Police against former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Congress leader Sachin Pilot and sons of two former union ministers.

Quack booked for rape, blackmail of woman in Rajasthan

A quack and his friends have been booked on the charges of allegedly raping a 50-year-old woman and blackmailing her by filming the act since last year, police said on Thursday.

Move over presents, gift your sister 'a vow' this Rakhi

Moving beyond conventions, brothers in Rajasthan are all set to gift "written vows and pledges" to their sisters this Rakhi.

Raje meets Panagariya; discusses issues related to PDS, MNREGA

 Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday discussed various issues related to agriculture, Public distribution system (PDS), education and MNREGA with Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya.

Rajasthan: Cong confident of victory in students' union polls

 Congress on Wednesday exuded confidence over the results of students unions elections in universities and colleges of Rajasthan where polling took place today.

Reforms to be introduced in Rajasthan Public Service Commission

Several reforms will be introduced in Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) to improve its system quality in years to come, newly-appointed chairman of the commission Lalit K Panwar said.

Jains take out silent march against Rajasthan HC ruling on 'Santhara'

Thousands of Jain community members on Monday took out a 'silent march' protesting the Rajasthan High Court judgement banning the practise of "Santhara", a Jain religious ritual of voluntary fast unto death.

Know why Jain community is hurt with HC ruling on 'Santhara'
Know why Jain community is hurt with HC ruling on 'Santhara'

Hurt with the recent Rajasthan High Court ruling equating banned 'Santhara' - a centuries-old religious belief of Jains – with suicide, the members of Jain community will on Monday take out a peace rally in the city.

Files, furniture, gutted in fire at Sahakar Bhawan in Jaipur

 Furniture and files were on Sunday gutted in a fire broke that broke out in the Sahakar Bhawan building housing 23 state departments here, police said.

Rajasthan: Youth commits suicide by jumping before train

A youth allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running train near Kanota Railway station, near here, police said on Sunday.

PM Narendra Modi bats for UN reforms to reflect current realities

Ahead of the global conference on climate change in Paris, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a strong pitch for "concrete and effective" outcome to meet the challenge even as he batted for reform of the UN Security Council to "mirror" current realities.

Security tightened in Jaipur ahead of FIPIC summit today

Security across Jaipur has been tightened ahead of the 2nd Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit on Friday which will witness participation by heads of state and government officials from 14 resource-rich nations.

Civic polls: Raje says people of Rajasthan have endorsed BJP's good governance

Buoyed by the victory in civic polls in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday said people of the state have endorsed her regime's good governance by voting for the party in civic elections.

Rajasthan civic poll result has 'shown mirror of truth to Cong': Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday congratulated party workers, office-bearers and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for the party's victory in the civic body polls in Rajasthan which, he said, has "shown the mirror of truth to Congress".

PM Narendra Modi congratulates Rajasthan BJP leaders on civic polls win

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday congratulated party workers and leaders on the BJP`s commendable performance in the Rajasthan civic polls.

Rajasthan civic polls: People have rejected Cong's 'campaign of calumny', says BJP

Claiming victory in civic polls in Rajasthan and pointing to the party's triumph in a similar exercise in Madhya Pradesh, BJP on Thursday said that people have rejected the "campaign of calumny" unleashed against it by Congress.

BJP losing support base in Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot

 Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party is losing support base in the western state. 

Rajasthan local body polls: BJP wins in 66 civic bodies, Congress in 35
Rajasthan local body polls: BJP wins in 66 civic bodies, Congress in 35

Ruling BJP party on Thursday won majority in 66 civic bodies including the Ajmer Municipal Corporation, while the Congress bagged 35 of them in the Rajasthan civic body polls, results for which were announced today.

Results of Rajasthan civic bodies polls on Thursday

The results of the 129 civic bodies' polls, to be announced on Thursday, will be a political test for the Vasundhara Raje government which has been embroiled in Lalit Modi controversy over the past few months.

Ajmer blast: One more witness turns hostile

One of the witnesses in the 2007 Ajmer dargah blasts case on Tuesday turned hostile in a Jaipur court.

Monsoon gets dull over Rajasthan

Monsoon trough was today weakened over Rajasthan except for eastern part of the state covering Kota Division where Shahbabad received 19 cms of rainfall till morning, a Met report said here today.