A taste of rural Rajasthan at RSS meet

Saturday, March 12, 2016


A taste of rural life of the desert state of Rajasthan welcomed the participants at the annual Akhil Bhartiya Pratinidhi Sabha as RSS members from across the country converge at the three-day event here. A thatched house, a makeshift hut, a camel cart, and a Khejri tree – all carrying the signature of social life …

Lightening claims two lives in Rajasthan

Saturday, March 05, 2016


Two persons, including a woman, were killed after being struck by lightning in separate incidents in Jhalawar district which was lashed by unseasonal rains, police said today. In the first incident, a labourer Gayatribai Gujjar (35) was struck by lightning while she took shelter under a tree yesterday in Jharaniya village of Chipabarode area here, …

Teenaged girl gang-raped, murdered

Monday, February 01, 2016


Dholpur: In another incident of women molestation, a teenaged girl was allegedly gang-raped and murdered in this district, following which villagers staged a protest demanding immediate arrested of the accused, police said. The body of the 14-year-old girl was found lying in an agricultural farm this evening. She had gone missing after she went to …

Pink city Jaipur organises bicycle rally to create pollution awareness

Sunday, December 27, 2015


As India battles the rising levels of pollution, Jaipur city on Sunday organised a bicycle rally to promote awareness on pollution. Around 500 participants across the city participated in the rally. “This is a social cause event and I am grateful to the residents of Jaipur who have actively participated in the event. There are …

Cold wave prevails in parts of Rajasthan, Churu coldest at 1.7 degree C

Saturday, December 26, 2015


Jaipur: Cold wave conditions prevailed in parts of Rajasthan where Churu remained the coldest at 1.7 degrees celsius followed by Mount Abu at 3 degrees celsius. Sriganganagar, Jaipur, Bikaner, Ajmer, and Kota registered minimum of 5.1, 5.2, 6.8, 7.2 and 8.2 degrees celsius respectively whereas the night temperature was above 9.5 degrees celsius in other …

IPL controversy, mining scam grabbed headlines in Rajasthan in 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


The BJP government in Rajasthan remained on the edge during 2015 with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje facing allegations of impropriety and corruption and constantly being the target of Opposition Congress. But Raje steered through as she tried to set the state on industrial resurgence mode by organising a summit that showcased the state, famous for …

Mount Abu shivers below freezing point

Monday, December 21, 2015


Cold wave conditions revived in Rajasthan with the state’s sole hill station Mount Abu shivering below the freezing point. The lowest temperature at Mount Abu was recorded at minus one degree Celsius last night, six notches below normal, a MeT official said. Mercury plummeted by one to four degrees Celsius at many places in the …

American rocktronic band ‘Ratatat’ debuts in India

Sunday, December 20, 2015


New Delhi: Debuting in India has always been on the wish list of New-York based electronic rock band Ratatat, which is fulfilling a dream by headlining at Magnetic Fields Festival in Rajasthan. Excitement to travel around the “very beautiful and very varied country” for the Brooklyn-based band is evident. “I have been wanting to go …

Raj ACB arrests govt official for ‘taking’ bribe

Saturday, December 19, 2015


An accountant of Rajasthan Medicare Relief Society posted at a government hospital here was arrested by Rajasthan’s Anti Corruption Bureau today in an alleged case of graft. Accused official Virendra Singh Pandey had demanded a bribe of Rs 30,000 from one Prem Singh to clear bills for running ambulances under Janani Suraksha Yojna, an ACB …

Five persons run over by truck Rajasthan

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Five persons including two women and a minor were killed after being run over by a truck as they got down from a bus in Banswara district today. “The victims had alighted from a private bus when the truck hit them,” they said. The deceased have been identified as Sarla (35), Manju (25) Chiman lal …

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