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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
The world's largest COVID-19 vaccine drive is set to roll out today across India. The government has activated a systematic and complex logistics and supply chain to take the vaccine from its point of origin to the citizens.
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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,
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.
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.