Rajasthan plans ‘secret fund’ to fight crimes, curb mining in new fo...

The Rajasthan government has proposed a new draft forest policy which will drive the management and protection of forest in the largest state of India in the next 10 years. The policy aims to have measures to increase forest area under protected area network, control mining activities, strengthen biodiversity conservation, increase afforestation and ensure proper management of grasslands. The draft of the Rajasthan state forest policy was released on January 1 for public consultation and comments are invited on it by January 15.

Feeling ignored, Vasundhara Raje tries to assert herself in Rajasthan BJP

Even as Rajasthan Congress struggles to keep a balance between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot camps, the BJP in the state is staring at a rising rebellion from its own former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who has her supporters canvassing for her to become the next chief minister after the 2023 Assembly elections.

Bharatiya Tribal Party withdraws support to Ashok Gehlot govt in Rajasthan

The Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) announced its withdrawal of support from the Ashok Gehlot-government in Rajasthanon Friday (December 11)

Rajasthan MLA Kiran Maheshwari dies after testing COVID-19 positive

Jaipur: BJP leader and MLA from Rajsamand in Rajasthan Kiran Maheshwari, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died at a hospital in Gurgaon. She was 59. Maheshwari, a three-time MLA from Rajsamand, was undergoing treatment at Medanta hospital for the past few days. She passed away late Sunday night. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Rajasthan Chief Min...

Gujjars back to agitation mode in Rajasthan demanding promised quota

Jaipur: The Gujjar community in Rajasthan is back in agitation mode: on Monday (November 2) they blocked the rail route in the state’s Bharatpur as part of their agitation demanding reservation in jobs and education.

How Rajasthan bills bid to negate impact of Centre’s farm laws

Jaipur: In tandem with the Congress leadership's suggestion, the Ashok Gehlot government has introduced three bills in Rajasthan assembly to negate the impact of the three farm laws that were enacted by the Centre recently, angering a section of the farmers.

Rajasthan priest who was set on fire cremated after family relents

Jaipur: The temple priest from Rajasthan who died on Thursday evening due to burn injuries after he was attacked by a group of men over a land dispute, was cremated on Saturday (October 10) after his family relented and allowed the last rites to be performed. According to NDTV, the police have also detained two people in connection with the case and thr...

Rajasthan priest set on fire over land dispute, succumbs to injuries

A priest in Rajasthan's Karauli district died due to severe burn injuries after a group of people attacked him over a land dispute.


TMC MP Satabdi Roy ends suspense with ‘I’m with Mamata’ climax

Kolkata: Ending suspense over speculations about her defection to the BJP, Birbhum MP Satabdi Roy on Friday asserted there was no question of her leaving the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and that she's with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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2nd COVID vaccination dry run today. Here’s what happens

The Centre is conducting the second dry run for the proposed COVID vaccination programme in 737 districts across the country on Friday (January 8). The exercise is aimed at ironing out deficiencies in the process and logistics for the vaccination drive and also to fix glitches, if any, in the CoWIN app that will be used for it.

Rajasthan police file FIR against Pilot’s media manager in phone-tapping case

Jaipur: The Rajasthan police have filed a case against the media manager of Sachin Pilot and a television journalist in connection with allegations that the state government had tapped the phones of MLAs who were loyal to the Congress leader during the face-off with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot two months ago.

IMD predicts heavy rains in parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat today

Rajasthan along with Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat is likely to receive very heavy rainfall on Monday (August 24). The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red category warning, stating that these three regions may get rainfall in excess of 20 cm. On Sunday, parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan like Udaipur, Porbander, Kandla e...

Cong replaces Avinash Pande with Ajay Maken as Rajasthan in-charge

Soon after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot successfully proved his majority in the Assembly, the Congress central leadership on Sunday (August 16) removed AICC in-charge of the state Avinash Pande and appointed Ajay Maken in his stead. The removal of Pande was among the major demands put forth by Sachin Pilot, who recently returned to the ...

Gehlot wins motion of confidence through voice vote in Assembly

Jaipur: The Congress government in Rajasthan led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot won the motion of confidence in the trust vote held on Friday (August 14) through voice.

All eyes on Gehlot as he moves trust vote in Rajasthan Assembly

After a month of rebellion, huddling of MLAs in resorts, mudslinging and finally a truce, Rajasthan on Friday (August 14) saw Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot moving a vote of confidence to prove his majority in the Assembly. The special session of the Assembly which began in the morning, however, has been adjourned till 1 pm due to heavy rains. E...

Pilot homes in on Gehlot day ahead of assembly session

Jaipur: Forget, forgive, and move on — this was the underlying yell of the mega reunion that sent across Rajasthan a message of stability and resolution of the crisis triggered by sacked deputy chief Sachin Pilot whose rebellion had pushed the Gehlot government to the brink.

BJP to move no-confidence motion against Gehlot govt

Jaipur: Rajasthan Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria on Thursday said that the BJP will move a motion of no-confidence against the Congress government led by Ashok Gehlot in the state assembly, which is scheduled to resume sessions from Friday. 

As desert storm blows over, Gehlot to meet Pilot on August 13

Jaipur: Three days after the political crisis with the Rajasthan government came to an end, sources said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will meet Sachin Pilot, who rebelled against him over the last one month.

Failure of ‘Operation Lotus’ shows defeat of political perversity in Raja...

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday (August 12) said the failure of Operation Lotus in Rajasthan was the defeat of "political perversity", days after a meeting between Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and Rahul Gandhi signalled an amicable resolution of the Rajasthan political crisis. An editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana said Rajasthan Chief Ministe...

Asked upset MLAs to bear it for democracy: Gehlot on Pilot’s return

Although Rajasthan Chief Minister reconciled with his former deputy Sachin Pilot after the latter ended his month-long rebellion, Gehlot on Wednesday said MLAs loyal to him are yet to calm down. Speaking to reporters, the chief minister said although there was resentment among legislators who were lodged in hotels for a month, against the party’s s...

‘Ready to rectify if I made any mistake’: Pilot on return to Jaipur

Jaipur: Congress leader Sachin Pilot called Rajasthan his "karmabhumi" and said he will always be there for the people as and when they need him. He returned to Rajasthan on Tuesday, a day after he met the Gandhis in Delhi and buried the hatchet after he was given a chance to air his discontent.

Priyanka evacuates Pilot from his Dunkirk, but war in Raj not over

In the battle for Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot’s position was as hopeless as that of the British forces stuck at Dunkirk in 1940. His numbers were low, no re-enforcements were expected, the enemy was pounding his positions and there was no chance in hell of survival. Pilot’s only hope was that someone in the central command would organise a rescue opera...

Never abused Gehlotji, he is elder to me: Pilot on CM’s ‘nikamma’ remark

Congress leader and former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, who has agreed to mend fences with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot after meeting Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi on Monday, has said that he bears no will against Gehlot and has never called him names. After Pilot rebelled against his leadership, Gehlot went ballistic against him, hu...

After truce, Sachin Pilot may return to Jaipur today

Sachin Pilot is expected to return to Jaipur on Tuesday, a day after arriving at a truce with the Congress following a meeting with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanak Gandhi Vadra in New Delhi on Monday.

Congress declares Pilot’s ‘ghar wapsi,’ says panel to hear his woes...

KC Venugopal, general secretary, All India Congress Committee, on Monday said the meeting between Pilot and former party chief Rahul Gandhi was "conclusive" and that a committee will be constituted to address the grievances of Pilot and his aggrieved MLAs.

Sachin Pilot meets Rahul, Priyanka as Congress claims ‘breakthrough’

New Delhi: Rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot met party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in New Delhi on Monday afternoon. This comes ahead of the crucial assembly session in Rajasthan from August 14,

From Gujarat, 6 Rajasthan BJP MLAs leave for unknown destination

Ahmedabad: The six BJP MLAs from Rajasthan, who had arrived in Gujarat on Saturday (August 8), left for an undisclosed destination in the early hours of Sunday. They were allegedly supposed to stay in Somnath for two days.

11 Pakistani Hindu migrants found dead in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur

Jodhpur: Eleven members of a family of Pakistan Hindu migrants were found dead at a farm in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district on Sunday morning, police said.

6 Rajasthan BJP MLAs flock to Gujarat ahead of Aug 14 assembly session

Porbandar: Six Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs from Rajasthan arrived in Gujarat on Saturday, days ahead of the Assembly session scheduled on August 14 in their home state, as they were allegedly being harassed by the Ashok Gehlot government.

Rajasthan HC directs court to issue notices to 6 BSP MLAs who joined Cong

Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking an immediate stay on six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs joining the Congress in 2019.