Eight more persons have succumbed to swine flu in parts of Rajasthan in the last 48 hours as the toll climbed to 81 this year, an official of the state medical and health directorate (MHD) said on Sunday.
Hitting out at the Rajasthan government for "shutting its eyes" to indiscriminate mining activities in Alwar, the National Green Tribunal has directed it to ban illegal mining of minor minerals in the district and seize all crushers and grinders operating illegally.
At least five passengers were on Monday injured when a Rajasthan Roadways bus caught fire after coming in contact with a high-tension electric wire at Paniyala near Behror town in Alwar district, police said.
In an embarrassment for Ramdev, the Yoga Guru was caught on TV camera murmuring to BJP candidate Mahant Chandnath not to talk about money when mics are on after the latter told him that he was running short of money during electioneering in Alwar constituency.
BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said his party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has emerged as a "face and icon of development", and not that of "fear" among the country`s Muslim population.