Gehlot works his magic again, pilots a smart cabinet reshuffle

The real ‘balancing act’ in the cabinet reshuffle, if any, was in terms of caste representation in the Gehlot government and bringing it up to notch with Rahul Gandhi’s recently acquired penchant for “empowering” traditionally oppressed and deprived castes.

Honours even now, can’t say anything about 2024 polls: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the by-poll results in Assembly constituencies show "the honours are even" today between the BJP and the parties opposed to it, as he wondered which way will the wind blow in the 2022 elections in various states. Reacting to the by-poll results, he said here is a "thought-provoking" analysis...

Ban on fireworks: How states will celebrate Diwali this year

With Diwali around the corner, the state governments across the country have imposed a slew of restrictions and guidelines on the bursting of firecrackers keeping in mind the pandemic and the alarming levels of air pollution in the cities. While some states grappling with air pollution have gone in for a blanket ban, southern states like Karnataka...

Teacher who ‘celebrated’ Pakistan’s win with a WhatsApp update arre...

Even a WhatsApp status update can land you in trouble. A private school teacher in Rajasthan's Udaipur, who was sacked after she posted a 'celebratory' WhatsApp status following Pakistan's victory over India in their World Cup T20 match on Sunday, has now been arrested. Nafeesa Attari, a teacher at Neerja Modi School Udaipur, had put out ...

Rajasthan teacher ‘celebrates’ Pakistan’s win over India, sacked

It's not cricket, it has gone beyond the sport. A private school teacher in Rajasthan's Udaipur was sacked and a case registered against her after she posted a celebratory WhatsApp status following Pakistan's victory over India in their World Cup T20 match on Sunday. Elsewhere, police filed two cases against medical students in Srinagar under...

Coal crisis: Amit Shah calls top meet after states warn of power cuts

Amid fears of a countrywide blackout owing to coal shortage, states have hit the panic button, preparing residents to be prepared for a blackout. In the wake of this crisis, Union Home Minister Amit Shah met ministers in charge of coal and power ministries on Monday and discussed the supply of coal to power plants and power demands. Senior burea...

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Is Gehlot going Amarinder way? Absence from Rahul’s team triggers speculation

The absence of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's delegation that visited Lakhimpur Kheri has triggered speculations on whether, like Amarinder Singh, Gehlot too is on his way out of office. The delegation led by Rahul that visited families of farmers, allegedly mowed down by the cavalcade of Union minister...

Wake-up call, says Dhoni after Rajasthan Royals pummels CSK

After a string of easy wins, Chennai Super Kings suffered a crushing defeat when Rajasthan Royals chased down 190 in just 17.3 overs, but the franchise captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not exactly worried. But he says it's certainly a wake-up call since such things could happen in a knock-out game as well. Also read: Behind CSK’s Phoenix-like ris...

Pilot meets Rahul as Rajasthan Congress faces Punjab-like crisis

Embers of dissent that sparked an overnight leadership change in Punjab, has spread to Rajasthan, another Congress-ruled state, with supporters of former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot demanding a cabinet reshuffle and the chief minister’s seat for their leader. Reports said Pilot on Friday met former party president Rahul Gandhi to discuss ...

Now, misbehaviour with tourists a cognisable offence in Rajasthan

Rajasthan, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, has passed a legislation making misbehaviour with tourists a cognisable offence. The state legislative assembly amended the Rajasthan Tourism Trade (Facilitation and Regulation) Act, 2010, with an aim to promote tourism further. The amendment also makes repeat offences of mi...

8 arrested for leaking NEET paper in Rajasthan for ₹35 lakh

Eight people including a girl were arrested from an examination centre in Rajasthan Institute of Engineering and Technology (RIET) in connection with the leak of a NEET question paper, exams for which were held on Sunday. According to reports, the question paper was leaked after one of the accused took a picture of it with cell phone from the ex...

Rajasthan HC terms live-in ties between man & a married woman as ‘illicit’

The Rajasthan High Court has termed the live-in relationship between a man and a married woman as “illicit”.

Having tackled Punjab crisis, Congress now turns attention to Rajasthan

Having been able to stave off an immediate crisis in the Punjab Congress, the party has now set its sights on neighbouring Rajasthan. Central party leaders have told Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot not to delay the cabinet reshuffle – primarily meant to “adjust” his detractors in the Sachin Pilot camp. Media reports said the CM will possibly go in f...

Gehlot vs Pilot: Speculation rife in Rajasthan ahead of Cabinet rejig

Ahead of a likely Rajasthan Cabinet rejig, senior Congress leaders KC Venugopal and Ajay Maken met party leaders in the state

92-yr-old Sheila Devi recovers from Covid-19 in Rajasthan

A 92-year-old woman from Rajasthan’s Kota won the battle against COVID-19 in just 12 days, with doctors saying her positive attitude and regular lung exercises helped in the speedy recovery. Sheila Devi, who was admitted to the hospital here on April 18 after she tested COVID-19 positive, spent seven days in critical condition at the facility an...

Rajasthan CM announces free anti-coronavirus vaccine to all above 18

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Sunday announced the state government will provide free coronavirus vaccine to people above the 18 years of age, who will be inoculated beginning May 1. He said the state government will spend about Rs 3,000 crore on the exercise. "The state government will provide free coronavirus vaccine to all people a...

320 doses of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin stolen in Jaipur during transit

32 vials containing 320 doses of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine went missing on way from the cold storage to the vaccine centre in Jaipur on Wednesday (April 14)

After Maharashtra, Rajasthan flags concern over vaccine shortage

Days after Maharashtra raised an alarm over shortage of COVID vaccines, Rajasthan on Friday (April 9) said it has supplies that won’t last for more than two days.

Rajasthan launches health insurance scheme for all its residents

Rajasthan on Thursday began the registration for an insurance scheme under which each family in the state can claim up to ₹5 lakh every year for medical expenses.

Centre junks Rajasthan’s vaccine shortage claim, says it is monitoring supply

Responding to an SOS by Rajasthan government about limited availability of vaccine shots, the Centre on Tuesday (March 9) said “there is no shortage of COVID-19 vaccine with the state at present”.

Vasundhara Raje in show of strength as she returns to Jaipur

Much to the chagrin of her detractors within Rajasthan BJP, ‘Maharani’ Vasundhara Raje made a comeback into the state politics on Tuesday (February 23) after a gap of nearly three months, during which she stayed cocooned in Delhi.

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

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)

9 infants die in Kota hospital in 24 hrs; parents allege medical negligence

Nine newborns have died in Kota’s JK Lone Hospital, Rajasthan in a span of 24 hours, raising concerns over the treatment facility at the hospital. Four of the infants died on Wednesday (December 9) night, reports said. Families of the deceased children have accused hospital staff of medical negligence, alleging that the staff didn’t attend to th...

Rajasthan MLA Kiran Maheshwari dies after testing COVID-19 positive

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...