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Uthappa traded by Rajasthan Royals to Chennai Super Kings
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) Batsman Robin Uthappa has been traded to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an all cash deal, the latter announced on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Alwar third district in Rajasthan to get Sainik School
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) After Chittorgarh and Jhunjhunu, Alwar will be the third district in Rajasthan to have Sainik School in its vicinity as chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday allotted free of cost land for the project in Haldina village of Malakheda tehsil here.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Education,Politics
Amid factionalism, BJP begins campaigning for 4 by-poll seats in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) Amid factionism, feuds and tussle over leadership status, the opposition BJP in Rajasthan has started campaigning for the Assembly by-elections to be held in four constituencies, however, the dates for the same are awaited.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
CM Gehlot worried over slow vaccination in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) The vaccination drive in Rajasthan has been slow to take off ever since it began on January 16.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan's unemployment index touches record high
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The unemployment index of Rajasthan, as per the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) data, touched the highest ever rate of 28.2 per cent in January 2021, same as December 2020, which is four times higher than the country's average national unemployment rate of 7.3 per cent.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Raj Cong MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat passes away
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Congress MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat passed away on Wednesday morning in Delhi due to a liver ailment. He is the fourth MLA from Rajasthan to have died in the last six months.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
India's representation in UN must be strengthened, says Raj Governor
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday expressed the need to strengthen India's representation in the United Nations in the context of rapid changes taking place globally and in the wake of providing more attention to issues including security, health and peace.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Diplomacy,Politics
R'sthan: Burglars fearing saint's wrath return stolen cash to shrine
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) In a rather unusual incident, burglars who had stolen Rs 2 lakh from a Dargah's donation box in Rajasthan's Nagaur district, returned half of the stolen amount after a month, apparently fearing the wrath of the "Pir Baba" (holy saint), villagers said.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coaching centres in Kota re-open with new normal norms
Jaipur, Jan 18 (IANS) Around 10 months after the Covid-19 pandemic threw Kota's Rs 3,000 crore coaching industry towards partial shutdown and brought in a digital switch overnight, the Rajasthan district on Monday opened its doors to students again, following the new normal norms which included ultra-violet lighting for sanitisation in classrooms, and marking seats with stickers to ensure social distancing.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education
'Indecent depiction of Hindu deities in Tandav is condemnable'
Jaipur, Jan 18 (IANS) Strongly condemning the indecent depiction of the Hindu Gods and Goddesses in the newly released 'Tandav' web series, BJP's Rajasthan unit chief Satish Poonia on Monday said that India's democracy gives freedom of expression, but in the name of liberty, many films insult Hindu deities which is highly objectionable.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Raj govt slashes RT-PCR test cost to Rs 500
Jaipur, Jan 18 (IANS) Looking at the sharp fall in Covid cases in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday issued orders to lift the night curfew clamped in 13 districts and announced that RT-PCR tests will now cost Rs 500 instead of the earlier Rs 800.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Yami Gautam turns nostalgic on Jaisalmer set of 'Bhoot Police'
Jaisalmer, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam on Monday turned nostalgic while shooting for her forthcoming film Bhoot Police in the city. Jaisalmer holds a special place in her heart because this is where she began shooting for a television show 11 years ago.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
6 killed as bus comes in contact with live wire in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 17 (IANS) A total of six persons were killed and seven injured in Rajasthan's Jalore district when a bus caught fire after coming in contact with a high tension wire of 11,000 volts, police said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blackbuck poaching: Salman exempted again, next hearing on Feb 6
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) Exempting Bollywood star Salman Khan from making an appearance on Saturday in connection with a case related to the poaching of two black bucks in Jodhpur in 1998, the district and sessions court on Saturday asked him to appear before it on February 6.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz
93-year-old doctor among first to get vaccine jab in R'than
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) A 93-year-old medical practitioner along with the principal of SMS hospital here were among the first beneficiaries to be inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine in Rajasthan on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
'Online abuse can't be normalised,' declares Zoya Akhtar
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) In a session jointly organised by the Population Foundation of India and Jaipur Literature Festival, director and producer Zoya Akhtar, in conversation with author Mihir Sharma,discussed the dangers of online abuse and bullying.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Rajasthan gets its supply of vaccines
Jaipur, Jan 13 (IANS) Supplies of Covaxin and Covishield vaccines to be administered in COVID-19 vaccination on Wednesday safely reached Jaipur and Udaipur vaccine stores by air.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
R'sthan tourism sector in doldrums during COVID, courtesy govt's inaction
Jaipur, Jan 13 (IANS) Call it an irony or bad luck for Rajasthan that despite earning huge revenues as a leading tourist state of India, it is operating without a tourism minister since the last seven months. The bureaucrats are also being shunted at regular intervals, leaving this significant sector in a fix.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Women's pics, seductive talks lured Raj man into ISI spying trap
Jaipur, Jan 13 (IANS) A resident of Rajasthan arrested on espionage charge was lured by Pakistan's ISI operatives into spying and passing on sensitive information to them by sending him pictures of naked women and through seductive talks on the social media, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Political Violence in Washington (Opinion) (Ld)
The presidential election in the US marked by an unusually confrontationist run up to the polls and an equally bitter post-poll phase of transition, made a wrong sort of history when hundreds of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump converging on the Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. indulged in violence there on January 6, the day a joint session of the Congress was set to finally certify the victorious candidate. The facts that as many as four protesters lost their lives and an officer of the Capitol Police force succumbed to injuries inflicted by the mob, speak of the seriousness of an event that seemed to the world outside as an unprecedented physical attack on the Parliament of the oldest democracy by a politically driven mob of Republican followers pushed to a height of frenzy by their Presidential nominee himself.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Opinion/Commentary
IIHMR University concludes Health Next 2021 conference
Jaipur, Jan 13 (IANS) 40 speakers from eight countries including the USA, Germany, India, the UK, Canada etc. during the two-day 'Health Next 2021 - Global Health and Innovation Conference' organised by IIHMR University discussed about new solutions and strategies as Covid-19 has taken a toll on various sectors and areas.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Body of Army officer, who went missing in Jodhpur reservoir, found
Jaipur, Jan 12 (IANS) The body of Captain Ankit Gupta of the Army Para Commandos (Special Forces), who went missing in the waters of a reservoir in Jodhpur during an exercise, was finally traced on Tuesday on the sixth day of a massive search by around 200 personnel from all three services.
2021-01-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Rajasthan govt is committed to facilitate ease of doing business'
Jaipur, Jan 12 (IANS) The Rajasthan government is committed to facilitate ease of doing business and help industries become competitive. The state government has set up a single-window system in which officials from 14 departments are providing permissions in 100 different areas related to industries. MSMEs can avail permissions easily through the Raj portal without having to run around to different offices.
2021-01-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy
R'sthan Guv launches fund raising campaign for Ram Mandir in state
Jaipur, Jan 12 (IANS) Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday launched the fund raising campaign by the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas in Rajasthan by donating for the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
2021-01-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Widowed teacher objects to neighbour's pet dog in Jaipur, killed
Jaipur, Jan 12 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a widowed government schoolteacher was killed by her neighbour after she stopped him from walking his dog in front of her house in the city, police said on Tuesday.
2021-01-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bird flu spreads in 15 of 33 Raj districts, Jaipur zoo shut
Jaipur, Jan 12 (IANS) Bird flu has spread its tentacles to 15 of the 33 districts in Rajasthan, with over 3,000 birds found dead in the state till date, officials said on Tuesday. Jaipur zoo has been closed following the death of four birds.
2021-01-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajasthan police arrest spy working for Pakistan
Jaipur, Jan 11 (IANS) Rajasthan police have arrested one a man on charges of working as an agent of Pakistani intelligence, officials said here on Monday.
2021-01-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid's disappearance or 100% vaccine rollout: Medical practitioners argue
Jaipur, Jan 11 (IANS) Amid the dwindling Covid-19 numbers and the extensive preparations for roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine in India, the medical experts are discussing the million dollar question: which phenomenon will emerge first -- the natural disappearance of the virus or the total vaccination for containing the virus.
2021-01-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Carpenter's love for Hindi turns him into cyber content curator
Jaipur, Jan 10 (IANS) Call it a love for his mother tongue 'Hindi' or his passion to invent something new that a school drop out, a carpenter by profession, turned into a Wikipedia editor and wrote 1,800 articles for its pages using his humble old vanilla plain mobile's keypad.
2021-01-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Raje followers float 'new team' to bring her back as CM face
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Shocking one and all in the BJP cadre, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's followers have announced 25 district presidents of a solo entity 'Team Vasundhara Raje' floated in December 2020, and made the list viral on social media.
2021-01-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Fourth case of new mutant Covid strain detected in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) The number of cases of Covid patients having the new mutated strain of the virus, first detected in the UK last year, rose to four with a recent returnee also found to have it, officials said on Friday.
2021-01-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 vaccination dry run conducted successfully in Raj
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) The second dry run of Covid-19 vaccination was successfully conducted in Rajasthan on Friday.
2021-01-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Army intensifies search for missing Captain in Jodhpur lake
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) The Army on Friday intensified its efforts to search for Captain Ankit Gupta who went missing in Takhat Sagar lake in Jodhpur during a special exercise a day earlier, officials said.
2021-01-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Excessive alcohol intake can reduce immune response to vaccines'
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) Sudhir Bhandari, principal and controller at the SMS Medical College here, who had headed a medical team to develop a combination of antiviral and antibiotic drugs to cure Covid patients initially when the virus had broken out in the country, spoke to IANS before the much-awaited vaccine roll-out, saying that vaccination shall bring in herd immunity and help the nation become Corona-free soon.
2021-01-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Arshad Warsi calls Akshay Kumar a multitalented super human
Jaisalmer, Jan 7 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi feels superstar Akshay Kumar is a multitalented super human. Arshad shared a photograph of himself on Twitter on Thursday that was clicked by Akshay on the sets of their upcoming film Bachchan Pandey, currently on the floors in the city.
2021-01-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
MP urges Gehlot for action plan to maintain Jaipur's World Heritage status
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) Concerned over preserving the World Heritage status of Jaipur, MP Diya Kumari wrote to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday asking him to formulate an effective action plan. She said that if the city is in danger of losing its form and character due to administrative negligence, it is his responsibility as the head of the government to take action.
2021-01-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Congress announces new Rajasthan team
Jaipur, Jan 6 (IANS) The six-month wait for a new team in the Congress' Rajasthan unit ended on Wednesday when the party General Secretary, Organisation, K.C. Venugopal announced the names of 39 office-bearers.
2021-01-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
5-yr-old girl identifies flags, capitals & names of 150 nations in 4.17 mins
Jaipur, Jan 6 (IANS) Lockdowns across the world have brought many inspiring stories and one among them is the story of five-year-old Presha Khemani, who set a world record by naming 150 countries along with their capitals after identifying the flags in just four minutes and 17 seconds.
2021-01-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline start 'Bachchan Pandey' shoot
Jaisalmer, Jan 6 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar along with actresses Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandez began shooting for their upcoming film Bachchan Pandey in Jaisalmer on Wednesday.
2021-01-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Rajasthan to open schools for Class 9 to 12 from Jan 18
Jaipur, Jan 6 (IANS) As the number of Covid patients continued to take a downward shift, the Rajasthan government has announced to open the schools, colleges and coaching centres in the state from January 18.
2021-01-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Why reasons of bird flu & botulism not deciphered so far, ask wildlife experts
Jaipur, Jan 5 (IANS) As the bird flu spreads its tentacles in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala, experts have raised concerns over why the reasons for bird flu or avian influenza and animal botulism or any other disease infecting the nation's wildlife in recent years have not been deciphered so far.
2021-01-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Bird Flu in Raj: 140 more crows found dead
Jaipur, Jan 5 (IANS) After Rajasthan confirmed a bird flu outbreak in the desert state, 140 more crows have died in six districts of state, official said.
2021-01-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan reports three fresh cases of mutant Covid strain
Jaipur, Jan 4 (IANS) Three fresh cases of the new mutated Covid strain have been detected in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district on Monday, officials said.
2021-01-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Despite dinner, dharna together, Gehot-Pilot differences obvious
Jaipur, Jan 4 (IANS) Although Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot were seen together at the Congress' dharna staged against the Centre's farm laws in Jaipur, differences between the two remained obvious as not a word was exchanged except for courtesy purposes.
2021-01-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Milkman's daughter who studied under cowshed, cracks judicial services exam
Jaipur, Jan 3 (IANS) In a remarkable story of grit and determination, a girl who has studied under a cowshed all her life, emerged as a topper in BA, LLB and LLM and she will soon become a judge as she cracked the Rajasthan Judicial Service Examination.
2021-01-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Rajasthan: Drizzle brings respite from cold wave
Jaipur, Jan 2 (IANS) Rajasthan, reeling under a cold wave, received a little respite on Saturday from the biting cold when drizzle in different parts of the state pushed the temperatures up in Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Tonk, Bikaner, Ganganagar, Jaisalmer and other districts.
2021-01-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
After 100 crows, peacocks other birds found dead in Nagaur
Jaipur, Jan 1 (IANS) After the recent confirmation of bird flu in Jhalawad district, around 50 birds including peacocks have been found dead in Kalwa village of Makrana sub-block in Nagaur district of Rajasthan.
2021-01-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Now Bird Flu plagues Raj as it battles mutant Covid strain
Jaipur, Dec 31 (IANS) Rajasthan is in the throes of a Hitchcockian nightmare with dead birds falling from sky. The reason on Thursday was confirmed as cases of Avian Flu.
2020-12-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Alia Bhatt is ready to face 'whatever lies ahead' in 2021
Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan), Dec 31 (IANS) Amid speculations of her engagement with actor Ranbir Kapoor, Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt on Thursday expressed that she is ready to face whatever lies ahead of her in the year coming up.
2020-12-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gehlot urged to organise Army recruitment rallies
Jaipur, Dec 31 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MP Diya Kumari on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, requesting approval to organise Army recruitment rallies in Rajasthan.
2020-12-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Politics