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Raj govt announces weekend curfew to fight Covid
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) In view of the rising Covid-19 cases, the Rajasthan government has announced a weekend curfew in the state from Friday evening to Monday morning.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Vaccine availability: Gehlot accuses Union health minister of making false statements
Jaipur, April 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday accused Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan of making false statements with respect to availability of Covid vaccine in the country, and said the Central government should have officially issued an advisory stating that it will take some more time for the vaccines to be available.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan registered -71.50% YoY dip in tourist numbers in 2020
Jaipur, April 15 (IANS) Rajasthan, known as a tourist destination, has registered a -71.50 YoY dip in tourist numbers in the year 2020 as compared to the year 2019.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
320 doses of Covaxin go missing from Jaipur hospital
Jaipur, April 14 (IANS) In a first of its kind case in the state, 32 vials of Covaxin containing 320 doses have gone missing from the Kanwatia Hospital in Jaipur. The hospital has registered a case at the Shastri Nagar police station in connection with the matter.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Raj imposes 6 pm to 6 am curfew in all cities from April 16-30
Jaipur, April 14 (IANS) Looking at the alarming surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state in the past few days, the Rajasthan government on Wednesday announced to impose night curfew in all the cities between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. from April 16-30.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Strategies, counter-strategies by Cong, BJP spice up Raj bypolls
Jaipur, April 14 (IANS) As Rajasthan goes for bypolls on April 17, the question that is doing the rounds is whether BJP's state unit chief Satish Poonia be able to escape the political trap laid by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in all the three constituencies going to the polls -- Rajsamand, Sahada and Sujangarh.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
This bureaucrat brings beauty of nature on bottles with art
Jaipur, April 14 (IANS) A senior civil servant in Rajasthan, Mugdha Sinha with an aim to bring out the artist within her, organised a unique two-in-one art exhibition - 'Bottle is Canvas' and 'Freehand Meditative Mandalas' in Jaipur-based Jawahar Kala Kendra. This exhibition has been drawing art connoisseurs from different parts of the country.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Rajasthan sees highest Covid spike with 5,528 cases, 28 deaths
Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) Rajasthan on Tuesday saw a new high of 5,528 Covid cases, out of which the highest number was registered in Jaipur, at 989.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
This village in Rajasthan speaks the story of Atmanirbhar Bharat
Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) A small village in Rajasthan situated near Jaipur, which was washed away in floods four decades back, is now speaking the story of Atmanirbhar Bharat, with the villagers earning their livelihood by creating organic lamps, Holi colours and saffron flags for Navratri.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Rajasthan betting hub puts its money on BJP in West Bengal polls
Jaipur, April 12 (IANS) Phalodi, a small Rajasthan town that is home to the famous betting market, predicts a clear victory for the BJP in the ongoing West Bengal polls, giving it 150-160 seats in the 294-member Assembly while giving the ruling Trinamool Congress only 100-110 seats.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Raj wine shop e-auction breaks all records, garners Rs 999 cr
Jaipur, April 12 (IANS) Continuing to smash all past records, the e-auction of liquor shops in a Rajasthan town carrying the base price of Rs 1.84 crore witnessed an unexpected bidding of over Rs 999 crore in Dausa, leaving the excise officials in a state of excitement.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan becomes second state to vaccinate over 1 cr people
Jaipur, April 12 (IANS) Rajasthan has become the second state in the country to have got more than one crore people vaccinated by Monday afternoon.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Curfew clamped, internet suspended in Rajasthan town after communal clash
Jaipur, April 11 (IANS) Curfew was clamped and internet services suspended in Chhabra town of Rajasthan's Baran district on Sunday as communal clashes broke out, leaving several shops and vehicles set on fire, while other shops were looted, police said.
2021-04-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP ropes in Jyotiraditya as aunt Raje goes 'missing' from bypoll campaigning
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) As former CM and BJP national vice president Vasundhara Raje continues maintaining a distance from campaigning for the bypolls scheduled on three seats on April 17, the BJP has strategically invited her nephew BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia to Sahada, cashing in on the historic ties the Scindia family shares with Gangapur.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Gehlot Congress' jailor, says Union minister Shekhawat
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Saturday targeted Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and termed him a 'jailor' soon after the Gehlot government 'politically quarantined' AIUDF leaders from Assam in Rajasthan fearing their poaching by the BJP.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
8 days before bypolls, Rajasthan villagers vote out liquor shop
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) Although Rajsamand will go for by-polls on April 17, villagers in Thaneta here did cast their votes on Friday morning, eight days before the scheduled bypolls, for a different cause from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., standing in a long queue with a historic turnout.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Scindia to campaign for bypolls in Rajasthan on April 11
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia will visit Gangapur in Sahada Assembly constituency in Rajasthan on Sunday to camapign for the bypoll scheduled on April 17.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan Housing Board earned record Rs 2,621 cr during pandemic
Jaipur, April 9 (IANS) Beating the Covid pandemic blues, the Rajasthan Housing Board earned a record revenue of Rs 2,621 crore in the last 18 months, thus setting up an example of reviving a 'dead' unit besides attracting the attention of other states/UT, including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Puducherry, which have expressed their desire to study the revival model adopted by the RHB by using unconventional means and thinking out of the box.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Fearing 'horse-trading' in Assam, 18 AIUDF candidates reach Jaipur hotel (Ld)
Jaipur, April 9 (IANS) Sensing the threat of 'possible horse-trading' in Assam, a total of 18 candidates of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), a Congress ally, had reached Jaipur from Guwahati and are camping in Hotel Fairmont here.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Facing shortage, Raj CM writes to PM demanding 30 lakh vaccine doses
Jaipur, April 9 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to provide at least 30 lakh doses of Covid vaccine to the state.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Beating Covid blues, Army successfully holding recruitment drives in Raj
Jaipur, April 8 (IANS) Committed to its promise of providing jobs to the deserving aspirants despite the woes caused by the pandemic, the Indian Army has been successfully conducting recruitment rallies in Rajasthan following all the Covid protocols such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and using plastic sheets, curtain covers and PPE kits, among other measures.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Raj land turning into green zone despite no water, power
Jaipur, April 8 (IANS) A desert area in Sikar disrict of Rajasthan, a part of dark zone with no water table and no power connection, is fast turning into a green zone with jojoba plantations, giving new opportunities to people to earn their livelihoods.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
CCTV footage reveals staff connivance in prisoners' escape from Raj prison
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) The CCTV cameras installed in the jail premises have revealed the behind-the-scenes story about the escape on Monday night of 16 prisoners from Phalodi jail in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district by putting chilli powder in the prison staff's eyes.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
CCTV footage reveals staff connivance in prisoners' escape from Raj prison
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) The CCTV cameras installed in the jail premises have revealed the behind-the-scenes story about the escape on Monday night of 16 prisoners from Phalodi jail in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district by putting chilli powder in the prison staff's eyes.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Pandemic's second wave threatens to derail jewellery sector in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) The gems and jewellery sector in Rajasthan, already hit hard by the first wave of COVID-19, has now been left worried with the pandemic's second wave hitting harder, being stronger and more intense in nature. Key industry players have therefore decided to wait and watch as the COVID infection numbers keep surging in the desert state.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Pilot's absence from Rajasthan bypolls shows all is not well in Cong
Jaipur, April 6 (IANS) At a time when the Congress and BJP are engaged in a tug of war over three seats which will go for by-polls on April 17, the absence of Sachin Pilot from the Rajasthan stage has become a much discussed topic in political circles.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan: 16 prisoners put chilli powder in jail staff's eyes, escape
Jaipur, April 6 (IANS) In what seemed like a scene out of a Bollywood flick, 16 prisoners escaped from Phalodi jail in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district on Monday night by putting chilli power in the prison staff's eyes.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress puts rebel BJP leader under home quarantine ahead of bypoll
Jaipur, April 5 (IANS) Rajasthan these days is witnessing the unfolding of an interesting political drama.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan woman helps 15,000 more sell their products globally
Jaipur, April 5 (IANS) A social worker in Rajasthan is creating a sort of revolution by helping 15,000 women stand on their feet. Lata Kachhawaha of Barmer helped the women in selling their embroidery to foreign clients, earning a global identity in Kashidakari, a traditional form of handicraft which has been passed down through generations.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Rajasthan Royals launch jersey via 3D show in Jaipur
Jaipur, April 5 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) launched their Indian Premier League 2021 season jersey through a 3D projection and light show at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The show was broadcast live from the stadium to fans around the world and to RR players in their bio-bubble in Mumbai.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Covid surge: Raj govt issues new guidelines
Jaipur, April 5 (IANS) In the wake of steep rise in Covid-19 cases, the Rajasthan government has announced new guidelines under which gyms, cinema halls, amusement parks and swimming polls would remain closed from April 5-19.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
'Feel 21 again': Rajasthan octogenarian on re-kindled romance with Aussie girlfriend
Jaipur, April 4 (IANS) Half a century after having to part with the love of his life, a visiting Australian tourist, over the question of where they would stay after marriage, the rekindled romance of an 82-year-old man, only identified as the 'gatekeeper of Kuldhara', a "haunted village" in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer, has sparked widespread interest from various parts of the world.
2021-04-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Rajasthan's octogenarian finds lost love after 50 yrs
Jaipur, April 4 (IANS) The 82-year-old man, serving as the gatekeeper in Kuldhara, a haunted village in Rajasthan, feels as young as 20 after receiving a letter from his Australian lover, 50 years after their separation.
2021-04-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Jaisalmer school tells story of sustainability through architectural marvel
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) Situated in the centre of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, a school building made of yellow sandstone is telling the story of sustainability for its architectural marvel as the students can study and play in the protected courtyard here without worrying about the extreme weather outside. This, at a time when temperatures keep soaring and the harsh winds cause sand to blow throughout the day.
2021-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
1971 war hero's memory gets further cemented in Jaipur
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) It was an emotional scene for the family of late Colonel Hoshiar Singh, who was conferred the country's highest gallantry award, the Param Vir Chakra, for his brave and resolute leadership in the 1971 India-Pakistan War, as a grateful nation added another honour by renaming the famous Queen's Road at Vaishali Nagar after him.
2021-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Rakesh Tikait's convoy attacked in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 2 (IANS) Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait's convoy was allegedly attacked in Alwar on Friday. He alleged that the BJP men were behind the attack.
2021-04-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
BJP tactics working ahead of Raj bypolls
Jaipur, April 2 (IANS) BJP in Rajasthan benefited on Friday as it managed to convince prominent rebel leader Ladulal Pitliya to withdraw his nomination as an Independent candidate from Sahada constituency where bypolls are scheduled on April 17.
2021-04-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
It's 'united' Congress Vs fractured BJP in Rajasthan bypolls
Jaipur, April 1 (IANS) The by-polls being held on three seats of Rajasthan on April 17 are being looked upon as semi-finals of Assembly election 2023 as the results are being perceived as a report card for the ruling government, busy showing its 'united' face and the opposition, which appears to be divided.
2021-04-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
This Raj farmer created a new fennel variety through crop engineering
Jaipur, April 1 (IANS) Regarded as the 'Saunf King' of Sirohi, Ishaq Ali, a farmer 'scientist' in Rajasthan, has earned many laurels for innovating in the field of fennel farming and has left one and all surprised by producing over 25 tonnes on 15 acres of land, thereby making a decent earning of around Rs 30 lakh annually.
2021-04-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
After missing bypoll nominations, Raje at 5th place in star campaigners list
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) A day after remaining absent from nomination rallies organised for bypolls to be held on three seats of the state on April 17, former CM Vasundhara Raje found fifth place in the star campaigners list released on Wednesday.
2021-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
12 SIMI members get life sentence in Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) The Jaipur district court on Tuesday declared 12 SIMI members as terrorists and sentenced them to life imprisonment while acquitting the 13th accused person.
2021-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Govt releases 1350 prisoners prematurely on occasion of Rajasthan Diwas
Jaipur, March 30 (IANS) In an exercise of the powers conferred by Article 161 of the Constitution and Section 432(1) of CrPC, the Government of Rajasthan announced premature release of about 1350 prisoners on Tuesday on the occasion of Rajasthan Diwas which falls on March 30 each year.
2021-03-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Tisca Chopra is doing graveyard shifts
Jaipur, March 28 (IANS) Actress Tisca Chopra uploaded a video on her Instagram account on Sunday, giving followers a glimpse of her ongoing shoot of upcoming series.
2021-03-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MBA-turned-sarpanch brings winds of change in Raj village
Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) Chhavi Rajawat, the youngest sarpanch in India, has been scripting a success story by bringing winds of change in her ancestral village of Soda in Rajasthan.
2021-03-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
1st case of Covid re-infection in Rajasthan cured
Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) The first case of Covid-19 re-infection reported in Rajasthan -- the fourth case in India, has been treated successfully here in Jaipur, confirmed doctors.
2021-03-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Phone tapping case: Shekhawat lodges complaint in Delhi against CM's OSD, police
Jaipur, March 26 (IANS) : Crossing the state's borders, Rajasthan's phone tapping dispute has reached Delhi as Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has lodged a complaint in the crime branch of Delhi Police in this case.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Polythene-free Kumbh: Raj women send cloth bags to Haridwar
Jaipur, March 26 (IANS) A silent revolution is in the making in many houses of Jaipur where women are stitching cloth bags to ensure that the world's largest religious gathering Kumbh, to be organised in Haridwar, remains polythene free.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
3 soldiers charred to death during Raj training exercise
Jaipur, March 25 (IANS) Three soldier died of burn injuries while five others sustained serious injuries when their vehicle caught fire during a training exercise in Sri Ganganagar district early Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why the Gujjar community will play a significant role in the Rajasthan by-polls
Jaipur, March 23 (IANS) The Gujjar community, it seems, is likely to play a major role in the bypolls scheduled in Rajasthan on three seats -- Rajsamand, Sahada and Sujangarh -- on April 17. Both the BJP and Congress seem to be forming new political equations to woo the community, who since long, has been demanding reservations in different assembly polls depending on which party supports their call.
2021-03-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan sees nearly 6-fold increase in Covid cases
Jaipur, March 23 (IANS) The Covid numbers in Rajasthan have multiplied nearly six times since the beginning of March, as per data.
2021-03-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine