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Raj Budget 'cut, copy, paste' of BJP schemes: Poonia
Jaipur, Feb 24 (IANS) Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia has termed the state Budget as "cosmetic", alleging that it only looks good but its intent is not right.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Industry players welcome budget announced by Raj CM
Jaipur, Feb 24 (IANS) Industry players have welcomed the Budget announced by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy
No new taxes, Raj to have separate agriculture Budget from 2022
Jaipur, Feb 24 (IANS) Focusing on agriculture, health and education without imposing any new taxes, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday presented the first paperless Budget 2021-22 in the state Assembly.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Central & state leadership can't be challenged: Raj BJP in-charge (Ld)
Jaipur, Feb 24 (IANS) BJP state in-charge for Rajasthan, Arun Singh, has openly announced that central and state leadership cannot be challenged and each party worker needs to follow party guidelines and discipline.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Central & state leadership can't be challenged: Raj BJP in-charge
Jaipur, Feb 24 (IANS) BJP state in-charge for Rajasthan, Arun Singh, has openly announced that central and state leadership cannot be challenged and each party worker needs to follow party guidelines and discipline.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Parking becomes a prestige issue at Rajasthan BJP state HQ
Jaipur, Feb 24 (IANS) As the Bharatiya Janata Party in Rajasthan is trying hard to present a united look with the former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje attending a key BJP meeting after a long hiatus, a small parking incident may lead to heart burns again.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Raje attends BJP core group meeting for first time with Poonia as party prez
Jaipur, Feb 23 (IANS) National vice-president Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday attended the BJP core group meeting for the first time ever since Satish Poonia was appointed as state party president.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Gehlot govt to withdraw SLP in SC against Pilot camp
Jaipur, Feb 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Congress chief whip Dr. Mahesh Joshi has sought the withdrawal of an SLP (Special Leave Petitions) which was filed in the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of 19 Congress MLAs' membership, including Sachin Pilot, last year after the latter camp opened rebellion against state leadership.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Diya Kumari in 7-member committee for museum project
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) Rajasthan MP Diya Kumari will be part of the seven-member committee constituted by the Gujarat government for a museum project.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Young vs old' battle in Rajasthan BJP, Congress
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) The 'young vs old' battle has been intensifying in the Rajasthan BJP as well as in the ruling Congress with the senior lobby upset because of the young brigade.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
India-US joint military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas' concludes
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) The closing ceremony of the joint military exercise between Indian and US Army, exercise 'Yudh Abhyas-20' was held at the Mahajan Field Firing Range on Sunday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rajasthan farmers build huts for Mahapanchayat
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) As a series of Kisan Mahapanchayat begins from Monday in Rajasthan, the farmers were busy building thatched huts at Shahjahanpur on the Rajasthan-Haryana border in view of the approaching summer.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan Royals Head Coach McDonald leaves, Penney joins
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals on Sunday announced that they have parted ways their Head Coach Andrew McDonald and that Trevor Penney has joined them as the Lead Assistant Coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Vijay Haraze Trophy: Shaw's 105 helps Mumbai to 7-wicket win vs Delhi (Roundup)
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) Prithvi Shaw scored an unbeaten 105 as Mumbai beat Delhi by a comprehensive seven wickets with nearly 20 overs remaining in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Jaipur on Sunday.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
We are lucky to be in India during pandemic, say expats in Jaipur
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) This is the story of young expats who left their countries years ago and stayed back in Jaipur, making the Pink City their new home.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Tanks, choppers deployed in Ladakh part of counter terror drills with US
Mahajan (Rajasthan), Feb 20 (IANS) Two Apache helicopters hover over a recreated combat area in Thar desert as troops slither from four Mi-17 transport choppers in batches of two during the India and US armies joint drill at Mahajan Field Firing Range on Saturday.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Fissures out in open in Raj Cong as Sachin pilots farmers' cause
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) It was a different 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' at the Kotkhawada area of Chaksu town in Jaipur district on Friday where a huge crowd gathered to catch a glimpse of their 'hero' -- Congress leader Sachin Pilot -- cheering loudly to give a loud shout of approval to every word the former Deputy CM uttered. The same crowd also hooted when MLAs from Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp were seen joining Pilot on the dais.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
56 kg gold given to weigh then PM Shastri in 1965 to go to govt
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) Gold weighing 56.86 kg, given to the District Collector in Rajasthan's Chittogarh for weighing then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in wake of the 1965 India-Pakistan war, will be passed on to the government, a court has ordered.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
7 Pakistani migrants granted Indian citizenship in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) Seven migrants from Pakistan, including three couples, who have been living in Rajasthan, were on Friday granted Indian citizenship by Jaipur's District Collector Antar Singh Nehra in his office.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Defence/Security
In a first, non-premium petrol breaches Rs 100-mark in Raj
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) Continuing its northbound trend in Rajasthan, the price of non-premium petrol crossed the Rs 100-mark for the first time in Sriganganagar district on Wednesday to reach Rs 100.13 per litre, while diesel price stood at Rs 92.12 a litre.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Raj farmers gather at Jaipur, Jagatpura, Alwar rly stations
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) The impact of the Rail Roko Andolan called by protesting farmers over the three contentious farm laws on Thursday was evident in several districts of Rajasthan as it started at 12 noon.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
R'sthan hoteliers stay afloat amid pandemic, courtesy weddings
Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid the ongoing pandemic, weddings have helped revive the hotel sector in Rajasthan which was left bleeding during and post the lockdown period. The hoteliers in the desert state stay afloat amid the pandemic, courtesy the Indian weddings which are not big and fat but have trimmed in size. Yet, they have the potential to keep the hospitality industry going amid the tough times.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Indian, US troops celebrate 'Basant Panchami' in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid the 16th edition of 'Yudh Abhyas', which is underway in Mahajan Field Firing Ranges (MFFR) in Rajasthan's Bikaner, 'Basant Panchami' saw the Indian and the US army troops exercise to a different tune.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
US, Indian Army soldiers celebrate Basant Panchami in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid the 16th edition of the Indo-US joint military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas', at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges (MFFR) at Bikaner in Rajasthan), there was a colourful celebration of Basant Panchami where the US Army soldiers along with their Indian counterparts danced to the tunes of mesmerising music while wearing colourful Indian attire to foot-tapping Punjabi songs.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Rape-convict Asaram hospitalised after chest pain
Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) Asaram Bapu, who is serving life imprisonment in Jodhpur jail on charges of sexually harassing a minor girl, was admitted to Jodhpur-situated Mathuradas Mathur Hospital (MDM) after he complained of chest pain and difficulty in breathing.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Raje meets Nadda after her followers announce yatra
Jaipur, Feb 16 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's meeting with BJP President J.P. Nadda on Monday in Delhi has raised many eyebrows in Rajasthan's political circles at a time when Raje's followers have already started an intensive campaign demanding her projection as the BJP's chief ministerial face for the 2023 Assembly polls and have announced rallies and yatras to make her emerge as the winner in the ongoing power tussle within the state BJP unit.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan Congress presents a divided house in presence of Rahul Gandhi
Jaipur, Feb 15 (IANS) The Rajasthan Congress presented a divided house in presence of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi during his two-day visit to the desert state last week.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Priyanka's close aide flags Pilot's removal from dais at Rahul's rally
Jaipur, Feb 15 (IANS) Sparking off yet another controversy by raising questions on the Congress' future, Acharya Pramod Krishnam, a close aide of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, has raised objections to Sachin Pilot being asked to leave the dais during the recently held Kisan Mahapanchayat in Rajasthan's Rupangarh when Rahul Gandhi was there.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Virtual experiences at JLF to have look and feel of Pink City'
Jaipur, Feb 13 (IANS) The 14th Edition of Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will embrace a paradigm shift with specially curated virtual experiences that shall have a look and feel of the Pink City, said Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director of Teamworks and the man behind organising the show who was in Jaipur recently.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Rahul Gandhi drives to tractor rally in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 13 (IANS) On Saturday, the second day of his trip here, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi drove a tractor to Rupangarh as hundreds of farmers joined him in a tractor rally.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
40% Indians will become unemployed if farm laws implemented: Rahul
Jaipur, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday made another scathing attack on the Modi government, saying that 40 per cent of the country's people will turn unemployed if the three farm laws were implemented. He also accused the government of surrendering the "holy land of India" to China.
2021-02-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Khat' on dais collapses at Rahul Gandhi's Kisan Mahapanchayat
Jaipur, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi's two-day visit to Rajasthan seemed to marred by poor arrangements by the faction-ridden ruling party as the 'Khat' on the dais, accommodating senior leaders such as former state chief Sachin Pilot, collapsed during the 'Kisan Mahapanchayat'.
2021-02-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan, to address 3 Kisan Mahapanchayats
Jaipur, Feb 12 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived here on Friday for a two-day visit during which he will address several farmers' meetings to support their agitation against the farm laws.
2021-02-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Budget to make country 'Atmanirbhar' and 'Vishwa Guru': BJP MP
Jaipur, Feb 11 (IANS) Speaking in support of the budget presented in Parliament, Rajasthan MP Diya Kumari said that the budget has paid special attention to basic issues like education, various schemes, skill development, health and sanitation. This will further bolster economic growth as well as employment opportunities, she said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Court dismisses Raj govt's plea against Salman Khan
Jaipur, Feb 11 (IANS) An emotional Salman Khan on Thursday thanked the judge after receiving a breather from the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court, which dismissed two pleas filed by the Rajasthan government against the Bollywood actor in a case related to submitting a false affidavit in the court in 2003.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajasthan achieves 70% target in vaccinating frontline workers
Jaipur, Feb 11 (IANS) Over 5.5 lakh beneficiaries have received vaccine shots in Rajasthan till Wednesday, taking the percentage to nearly 70 per cent, officials said on Thursday.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Jaipur Mayor sets example, works till few hours before delivery
Jaipur, Feb 11 (IANS) Setting an example of putting public service before personal comforts, Jaipur Nagar Nigam (Greater) Mayor Dr Saumya Gurjar continued to work late into the night before delivering a baby boy at 5.14 am on Thursday.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Mukhyamantri Bhavah: Acharya close to Priyanka blesses Pilot
Jaipur, Feb 11 (IANS) At a time when former cabinet minister Vishvendra Singh's tweet mentioning 'Former Deputy CM' Sachin Pilot as 'Deputy CM of Rajasthan' is making rounds, Acharya Pramod Krishnam, a close aide of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, has sparked off further speculations in favour of Pilot.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Eastern Rajasthan becomes a pain in the neck for ruling Congress and opposition BJP
Jaipur, Feb 10 (IANS) Eastern Rajasthan has become a pain in the neck both for the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP these days, as dissenting leaders from both parties attempt to bolster their respective camps in this region of the desert state that has been battling a leadership crisis for close to three decades.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Raj Governor reads Preamble, fundamental duties in Assembly
Jaipur, Feb 10 (IANS) For the first time in independent India, the Preamble of the Constitution and the fundamental duties were read in the Assembly by Governor Kalraj Mishra before the start of his formal address to the sixth session of the 15th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Farmers' future under threat from new laws: Sachin Pilot
Jaipur, Feb 9 (IANS) In a major show of strength, former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Tuesday addressed farmers at a massive mahapanchayat organised in the state's Bharatpur district to protest against the three farm laws.
2021-02-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Salman apologises for 'mistakenly' giving fake affidavit in poaching case
Jaipur, Feb 9 (IANS) Bollywood star Salman Khan on Tuesday apologised for 'mistakenly' submitting a false affidavit in the Jodhpur session court in 2003, during his hearing in a case related to the poaching of two blackbucks in Jodhpur in 1998.
2021-02-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC ruling to pay 100% school fee during pandemic shocks parents in Raj
Jaipur, Feb 9 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court issued a ruling for parents to pay cent per cent school fees during the pandemic period, many parents in Rajasthan recalled how they had to drop their children from private schools and get them admitted to government schools due to reduced source of income, and wondered how did the apex court fail to take into account the job losses and salary cuts before pronouncing its judgement in favour of the schools.
2021-02-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education
Don't use 20 unfit elephants for rides at Amer Fort: Raj govt
Jaipur, Feb 9 (IANS) Acting on the recommendation of a committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the Rajasthan government has ordered that 20 "medically unfit" elephants should not be used to ferry tourists at Jaipur's Amer Fort.
2021-02-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
India-US joint training exercise commences at Rajasthan's Mahajan Field Firing Ranges
Jaipur, Feb 8 (IANS) "The India-US joint training Exercise Yudh Abhyas commenced at the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges on Monday with an opening ceremony that saw the unfurling of the national flags of both countries amidst the playing of the national anthems," said Liutenant Colonel Amitabh Sharma, PRO Defence, Rajasthan.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Parents will have to pay 100% school fee during pandemic period, says SC
Jaipur, Feb 8 (IANS) Giving a major setback to parents, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that parents will have to pay 100% of the school fees for the academic session 2020-21 during the pandemic period which will be equal to the fees paid in the academic session 2019-20.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rahul Gandhi on two-day Rajasthan tour
Jaipur, Feb 8 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day tour to Rajasthan on February 12 and 13 and will be addressing a number of 'Kisaan Sammelan' in Hanumangarh and Shri Ganganagar districts.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Raj visit: Smriti Irani reminds Rahul of his promise to farmers
Jaipur, Feb 7 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday sought to remind Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of the loan waiver promise he had made to the farmers of Rajasthan during a speech ahead of the 2018 Assembly polls.
2021-02-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Beer to cost less in Rajasthan from April 1
Jaipur, Feb 6 (IANS) Here is some news that will cheer the tipplers in Rajasthan. As per the state excise policy for 2021-22 declared on Saturday, beer shall be available at a cheaper rate from April 1 onwards.
2021-02-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Many highways including Delhi-Jaipur highway blocked during chakka jam in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 6 (IANS) Farmers in Rajasthan blocked many national and state highways for three hours on Saturday, from 12pm to 3 pm, demanding the withdrawal of three farm laws and protesting against the internet ban near their protest sites and alleged harassment by authorities, among other issues.
2021-02-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics