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Surat MD/Meth drugs case: Cops nab Aadil, owner of several hotels, petrol pumps in city

The Surat police nabbed one more person, Aadil, in connection with the seizure of Mephedrone or MD/Meth drugs from the city. So far seven people have been arrested in connection with the over Rs 1 crore of drug racket. Earlier, Aadil was declared as wanted in the case and the cops had issued a lookout...

When will COVID-19 end? Are we seeing a second wave? Read on to know…

Awareness is the only way to stay safe and fight COVID-19: Dr Kamlesh Upadhyay Jainul Ansari, Ahmedabad: As India and the world battles COVID-19, the disease has thrown up more questions than answers. When will the pandemic end? Can you get re-infected? If yes, what is the probability of re-infection? In a talk with Gujarat...

Is Vasundhara Raje still the strongest leader for BJP in Rajasthan?

Prakash Bhandari: The re-nomination of former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje as the national president of the BJP has silenced all her detractors. After a long layoff of several months, Vasundhara Raje suddenly became active during the recent political crisis in Congress. But Vasundhara Raje did not comment on the rebellion led by Sachin Pilot against...

Show respect to MPs & MLAs, Rajasthan chief secretary issues orders to babus

Prakash Bhandari It’s official now. A Rajasthan state government order signed by Chief Secretary, Rajiv Swaroop has made it mandatory for all government officials to receive the people’s representative – MP and MLAs – by showing them respect whenever they come to meet the officials. The order made it mandatory for all the district collectors,...

RAEA illegally sacks woman employee

“Defunct” executive of RAEA illegally removes a regular woman employee from service amid COVID-19 pandemic Manish Goyal, Jaipur: The Rajasthan Adult Education Association (RAEA), a premier non-government organisation (NGO), working in the domain of literacy and education since 1973, is now in the grip of anarchy, orchestrated by a “crooked” bunch. The defunct executive...

Another war? Sachin Pilot writes to CM over SBC quota

Prakash Bhandari: Former Deputy Chief Minister and dissident leader Sachin Pilot has shot a letter to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot reminding him of the pending 5% reservation for the socially backward class (SBC). The reservation was given to the agitating Gujjar community and some others. Pilot himself belongs to the Gujjar community. The letter written...

Rajasthan chief secretary Rajiv Swarup likely to get 3-mth extension

Rajasthan’s chief secretary, Rajiv Swarup who will attain superannuation on October 31 this year will get a three-month extension. The state government has written to the Union Home ministry’s department of personnel and training to grant a three-month extension to him. The government while seeking the extension has said Swarup did an excellent job as...

Let women decide on period leave

Rama Moondra: Feminism in 2020 has evolved from what it was in the 90s. A majority of women so far have pushed themselves and were almost thrown into the challenge of being a superwoman. They juggle between in-laws, parents, homes and babies while trying tooth and nail to be like men in the workplace. They...

Period Leave: Is the debate necessary?

Rama Moondra: Indian food delivery giant Zomato on August 8, 2020, announced a new policy on ‘period leaves’. The policy provisioned up to 10 additional leaves for menstruating employees. The company’s intention might have been to reduce the stigma and shame around menstruation, but it soon became a point of debate and discussion on social...

Menstruation is part of life. Period!

“One of the biggest power a woman has over a man is the ability to bleed without being wounded. That too, month after month.” Rama Moondra: Menstruation, the reproductive health of women and feminine hygiene products are subjects that are considered taboo and seldom discussed openly. The orthodox mindset of the people (not just men)...

Sachin Pilot certainly not “nikamma” & “nakara”

Action speaks louder than words for Sachin Pilot under whose leadership Rajasthan got praise and accolades for successful implementation of MGNREGA Prakash Bhandari: During the recent month-long rebellion by Sachin Pilot, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot described his deputy as “nikamma” (useless) and “nakara” (worthless). But, the fact remains that Sachin Pilot, who was...

Rajasthan battles COVID-19 pandemic as situation worsens

Rajasthan is facing the worst of COVID-19 pandemic with education hubs like Kota, Bikaner and Sirohi put under lockdown till September 6. This came after a large number of cases were reported on Saturday. Lockdown has also been clamped in Udaipur in Rajasthan till August 31 up to 6 am. On Saturday, the state recorded...