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One held in Raj for threatening to blow off CM's house
Jaipur, July 10 (IANS) The Rajasthan Police on Friday arrested a man, Lokesh Meena, for allegedly calling a Police Control Room and threatening to blow off the Chief Ministers Residence (CMR).
2020-07-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan Police unaware of route Dubey took to reach Ujjain
Jaipur, July 10 (IANS) Alwar, which has become the hub for many criminal gangs, is back in the news for all wrong reasons as dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey had allegedly managed to cross into Rajasthan from there on his way to Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain even as armed state police personnel were deployed at the inter-state border with Haryana.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'R'sthan govt to facilitate industries to restore normalcy'
Jaipur, July 10 (IANS) Rajeev Swaroop, Chief Secretary, Rajasthan government addressed the 3rd Rajasthan Skills Summit organised by FICCI on Friday and acknowledged the fact that these are testing and unprecedented times.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Efforts to increase income from Waqf properties: Rajasthan Minister
Jaipur, July 10 (IANS) The government registered madrasas are in for an upgrade in Rajasthan. Efforts are also being made to increase the income from the Waqf properties, a minister said on Friday.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
BSDU students develop a 3-in-1 Covid safety device
Jaipur, July 9 (IANS) When Covid-19 brought the nation to a standstill, the students of the School of Entrepreneurship Skills at Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU) have developed a 3-in-1 Covid safety device that plays a contact-less role of monitoring the human body temperature, capturing the attendance and dispensing the hand sanitizer at one time by using solar and grid source of energy.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,Technology,Education
Its 'Vocal for Local' in Rajasthan on Raksha Bandhan this year
Jaipur, July 9 (IANS) The 'Raksha Bandhan' festival this year will be celebrated with local flavour in Rajasthan, as many organisations in the state are following the Prime Minister's call for 'Vocal for Local'.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Girl hangs self after tiff with brother over mobile phone
Jaipur, July 9 (IANS) The ugly face of mobile phone addiction once again came to fore when a 16-year-old girl committed suicide in Jhunjhunu town of Rajasthan after scuffle with brother over phone.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Opposition making propaganda out of India-China ties'
Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) Addressing a webinar on 'India and China relations in present scenario', Union Minister of State V.K. Singh said that the opposition parties have been making propaganda out of it, giving an impression that they have been bought by China.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan police on alert over Vikas Dubey entering state
Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) Rajasthan police are on alert mode with the possibility of gangster Vikas Dubey entering the state, officials said.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suspected Covid patient who jumped to death tests negative (Ld)
Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) The suspected Covid-19 patient who jumped to his death on Wednesday from the second floor of the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) building here, has tested negative for coronavirus, confirmed district collector Anand Singh Nehra.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Raj bars schools from collecting fees till they reopen
Jaipur, July 7 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Tuesday issued an order extending the deadline for school fee submission till the time they reopen. Schools are shut across the country every since the imposition of lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan MLA urges CM for 75% quota for locals in jobs
Jaipur, July 7 (IANS) Close on the heels of the Haryana Chief Minister announcing reservation in jobs for local youths in his state, Rajasthan Congress MLA Harish Chandra Meena on Tuesday wrote to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot demanding 75 per cent reservation for local youths who according to him are roaming jobless during the corona crisis.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
No manual cleaning of sewage chambers in Rajasthan, says CM
Jaipur, July 7 (IANS) No sanitation worker should be forced to enter into sewage chambers to clean the sewer lines, said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot while addressing a video conference with public representatives and urban bodies.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
VHP praises Gehlot govt's initiative on Vedic education
Jaipur, July 7 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a prominent saffron offshoot of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), in an unusual and surprising move, congratulated the Congress-run Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan for its initiatives to set up a Vedic Education and Culture Board in the state and also for including biographies of Paramveer Chakra medallists in school curriculum.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
Health, education, jobs to replace 'bijli, sadak, paani' as poll issues
Jaipur, July 6 (IANS) Will COVID-19 divert the attention of politicians towards crumbling sectors of health, education and jobs from their once favourite issues of 'bijli, paani, sadak' which have been raised by them during elections held in India since years?
2020-07-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
COVID-19: Rajasthan crosses 20,000 with highest spike of 632 cases
Jaipur, July 5 (IANS) Rajasthan on Sunday recorded its highest spike in COVID-19 cases as 632 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally in the state to 20,164, health officials confirmed.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
'Chapter on corona be introduced in school curricula'
Jaipur, July 5 (IANS) Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma has said that a chapter on coronavirus should be introduced in school curricula to help the coming generations become aware of the challenges society faced together in fighting COVID-19.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajasthan HC quashes FIR against hospitality chain, staff
Jaipur, July 4 (IANS) The Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has quashed an FIR registered on June 11 against Marriott India, an Indian subsidiary of hotel operator Marriott International Inc of USA, and its hotel employees owing to an agreement reached with the complainant in the case.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jaipur to get world's 3rd largest cricket stadium with 75,000 capacity
Jaipur, July 4 (IANS) Jaipur shall soon be getting one of the largest cricket stadiums in the world, with a seating capacity to accomodate around 75,000 spectators.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Lockdown: 65% children became device addictive, reveals study
Jaipur, July 4 (IANS) Around 65% children have become device addictive in recent months and are unable to stay away from the device even for half an hour. Children are expressing anger, crying, not listening to parents, showing irritable behaviour when asked to leave the device.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
R'sthan hospitality industry upbeat as hotels start getting bookings
Jaipur, July 3 (IANS) The hospitality industry in Rajasthan is seeing a silver lining with properties in Jaipur and Udaipur receiving booking queries from domestic and international travellers which had stopped under the lockdown imposed nationally in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Armed with WhatsApp, music, dupattas & firecrackers, Raj town fights locusts
Jaipur, July 3 (IANS) Staying connected on WhatsApp, buying firecrackers in abundance, having a loud music system in your house, waiving dupattas or saafas when locusts attack and you sense danger, this Rajasthan town is well prepared for the winged beasts anytime they decide to swoop down.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Raj hoteliers seeking solutions to check-in to future with smile
Jaipur, July 2 (IANS) As India entered Unlock 2 mode from Wednesday, the hospitality industry, one of the worst-affected sectors due to the COVID-19-induced crisis, has started gearing up to revert to their earlier levels across the country.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
37-year-old Mewar royal property dispute finally settled
Jaipur, July 1 (iANS) The 37-year-old dispute over the property of the Mewar royalty worth hundreds of crores of rupees has finally been settled.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Sawai Man Singh 1st Raj school to slash fees by 25%
Jaipur, July 1 (IANS) In a silver lining of sorts for parents who have been demanding waiver on school fees in view of Covid-19 pandemic in Rajasthan, Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya (SMS) here has become the first elite school to cut 25 per cent fees of students amid the crisis.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Tampering with historical facts in textbooks unacceptable: BJP
Jaipur, June 30 (IANS) Tampering with historical facts in Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education Class 10 and 12 textbooks "is unacceptable and an injustice to our glorious history", Leader of Opposition Gulabchand Kataria said on Tuesday, citing the references to Maharana Pratap and his father Udai Singh.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Schools, colleges, Metro in Raj to stay closed in 'Unlock 2'
Jaipur, June 30 (IANS) In 'Unlock 2' starting from July 1, schools, colleges, coaching institutes, metro rail, cinema halls and international airlines will remain closed in Rajasthan till July 31, the state government announced on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan's 'Padharo Mhare Des' loses credibility amid squabbles
Jaipur, June 30 (IANS) In Rajasthan they are "killing the goose that lays the golden eggs", feels a key minister of the Ashok Gehlot Cabinet as the Tourism Department is stuck in an ongoing deadlock between the bureaucracy and the government.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
ED chargesheets 12 people in 12-yr-old ponzi scam
Jaipur, June 29 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a chargesheet against 12 persons in a multi level marketing and ponzi scheme fraud case in which 1,18,288 investors were duped of over Rs 215 crore during 2008-2011.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Small temples in rural Rajasthan t reopen on July 1
Jaipur, June 29 (IANS) Religious places in rural Rajasthan recording a limited number of devotees will be opened from July 1 while the larger ones in the urban and rural areas will remain closed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Religion
Family fined over lavish wedding, groom & 15 others get Corona
Jaipur, June 28 (IANS) The Bhilwara district administration has slapped Rs 6.26 lakh fine on a family for organising a lavish wedding, attended by 250 guests flouting all Covid-19 norms and restrictions, on June 13.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
CBI charge-sheet names 24 in 2017 Nagaur riot case
Jaipur, June 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge-sheet against 24 people in the 2017 Sanwrad village violence and riot case in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan that followed the "encounter" of an alleged criminal Anand Pal Singh, who carried a reward.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patanjali's COVID drug claim: FIR against Ramdev, four others
Jaipur, June 27 (IANS) In another jolt to yoga guru Ramdev, an FIR has been lodged here against him, Patanjali Ayurved CEO Acharya Balkrishna and three others for allegedly making misleading claims that the herbal medicine company has found a cure for COVID-19 called Coronil.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
'NY film fest to feature docu on Covid patients recovering with meditation'
Jaipur, June 27 (IANS) A documentary film on 28 Covid patients recovering through a meditation technique shall soon feature in the July New York Lift-Off Film Festival. "It's schedule will be announced soon," Naman Goyal, who made the documentary told IANS.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Only Indian LEDs to lit Diwali homes in Japiur
Jaipur, June 26 (IANS) As the Boycott China campaign gains ground in India, people in Jaipur have begun a self-initiated drive to manufacture 'Made in India' LED lights. The aim is to make this year's Diwali different, and also to ensure that the home decor is done with country made indigenous goods and shun anything which is Chinese.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Gehlot retorts, says Modi, Shah have hijacked BJP, NDA govt
Jaipur, June 25 (IANS) After Home Minister Amit Shah's 'dynasty jibe' on the Congress, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, here on Thursday, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah of hijacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
How can schools demand complete fees: Raj Minister (IANS Exclusive)
Jaipur, June 25 (IANS) With rising voices of dissent among parents and protests being staged outside various schools demanding the implementation of "No School, No Fee" after the nationwide lockdown kicked in late March, Rajasthan Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara on Thursday told IANS that schools should desist from demanding complete fees from parents at least for sometime.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Politics
Rajasthan warns Ramdev of strong action if Covid 'drug' found being sold
Jaipur, June 24 (IANS) In wake of yoga guru Ramdev announcing a Covid-19 medicine, Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma on Wednesday warned that stringent action shall be taken against those propagating and endorsing any kind of medicine for coronavirus without following due norms.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Maharana Pratap lacked control, was impatient, claims RSEB textbook
Jaipur, June 24 (IANS) Negative comments in Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education textbooks regarding legendary warrior Maharana Pratap and his father Udai Singh II have riled not only the erstwhile Mewar royals, but also politicians and common people who have voiced their strong disapproval for the "twisting of historical facts".
2020-06-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
COVID-19 patient falls, dies waiting for help in puddle in Bikaner
Jaipur, June 23 (IANS) In a heart-rending incident, a COVID-19 patient who slipped in a puddle of dirty water died even while his teenaged daughter -- who too was corona positive -- kept pleading in vain for help at the Covid care centre in Bikaner in Rajasthan.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress rift in open as Pilot rejects Gehlot's horse-trading claims
Jaipur, June 23 (IANS) The rift between Congress factions in Rajasthan came out into the open on Tuesday when Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, without naming Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, said that all claims made by his party leaders before the Rajya Sabha polls have been proved baseless.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Parents draft New Normal norms for pvt schools in Rajasthan
Jaipur, June 23 (IANS) In an interesting development, parents in Jaipur are asking schools to follow New Normal norms amid pandemic where students should be allowed to use recycled books. They said a book bank should be created in the school where books can be preserved for coming academic session and the parents should be allowed to buy stationery and uniform material from outside where they can get school stuff for their kids at 30 per cent cheaper price.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
R'sthan to crack down on poultry industry over chick-killing methods
Jaipur, June 23 (IANS) The Rajasthan government will soon start taking action against poultry hatcheries using crude methods to kill chicks. The Deputy Director of animal husbandry on June 16 issued an order stating that killing chicks using crude methods is a clear violation of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960, and is a punishable offence under it.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
CPI(M) suspends its Rajasthan MLA for one year
Jaipur, June 22 (IANS) The CPI(M) on Monday suspended its party MLA in Rajasthan Balwan Poonia for one year with immediate effect citing indiscipline during the Rajya Sabha polls as the main reason for taking the action.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Parents protest at Jaipur schools over fee waiver issue
Jaipur, June 22 (IANS) After staging a silent protest at the Central Park in Jaipur two days ago, hundreds of parents on Monday protested at certain renowned private schools here to demand full fees' waiver from March 15 onwards.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine
'Royals committed to work towards the betterment & empowerment of women'
Jaipur, June 22 (IANS) Indian Premier League team, Rajasthan Royals has teamed up with Sahapedia to launch a project which will work towards the documentation of heritage and culture in Rajasthan. The execution of the project will be undertaken by Royal Rajasthan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Rajasthan Royals via content creation and sharing, training of women in shelter homes for leading and hosting experiences across multiple themes. This will be a three-year partnership that will work in three phases with the first phase running through 2020-2021.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Int'l Yoga Day: Shiv Khera shares 'tips' on health, work and life
Jaipur, June 21 (IANS) Renowned motivational speaker Shiv Khera on Sunday shared 'tips' on finding health, work and life balanced amid COVID-19 pandemic, in a webinar organised here on the occasion of International Yoga Day.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Double guaranteed mandays under MGNREGS to 200: Rajasthan CM to Modi
Jaipur, June 20 (IANS) Rajashan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday urged the Union government to double the guaranteed employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to 200 mandays per family per annum.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Private schools leave parents, teachers tormented in Rajasthan
Jaipur, June 20 (IANS) The parents as well as teachers in Rajasthan are becoming the victims of the atrocities by private schools who are demanding increased fees from parents while leaving their teachers unpaid for last three months even when classes are being run online for students due to the lockdown.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Meteorite like object falls from sky in Rajasthan
Jaipur, June 20 (IANS) A meteorite-like object falling from the sky in Rajasthan's Sanchore town has left the locals bemused. Officials confirmed to IANS that an object weighing around 2.78 kg fell from the sky on Friday morning, resulting in a one-foot deep crater in the earth.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Science/Tech