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Centre should get ready for the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, warns Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has asked the Union government to gear up for the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that is likely to be deadlier, especially in the absence of poor vaccination coverage. In a series of tweets, Gehlot lashed out at the Centre saying that the Union government rather than talking about...

Rajasthan govt extends lockdown until June 8

The Rajasthan government has extended the COVID-19 induced lockdown in the state by another 15 days and now, it will remain in force till June 8. After the recommendation of the Cabinet, the Ashok Gehlot government extended the “three-tier public discipline” lockdown. The weekend curfew has also been extended and it will be imposed from...

Rajasthan MLAs to donate a month’s salary to support govt’s fight against COVID-19

After the Rajasthan BJP MLAs announced that they will donate a month’s salary for the COVID fund, the Congress MLAs have also come forward to do the same. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had urged the MLAs to donate a month’s salary which they immediately agreed. An MLA gets a salary of Rs 40,000 per month,...

Rajasthan govt’s lockdown order throws a spanner in the wedding plans of hundreds of families

A significant number of marriages in Rajasthan are being postponed or cancelled because of the Ashok Gehlot government’s order imposing lockdown across the state from May 10 to May 24. The government order said that only registry marriages attended by not more than 11 persons will be allowed till May 31. Registry marriages too will...

Rajasthan govt extends lockdown until May 17 to combat COVID crisis

With the COVID-19 crisis going out of control in Rajasthan, the state government has extended the lockdown till May 17 and has imposed further stringent measures during this period to combat the spread of the deadly virus. Under the “Red alert disciplinary fortnight” anybody found loitering on the streets without any work will be put...

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot tests positive for COVID-19

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his wife Sunita Gehlot have tested positive for COVID-19. The chief minister has isolated himself in his official residence in Jaipur. Gehlot took to Twitter to inform people that he has tested positive for COVID-19. “I have tested positive for COVID-19. I do not have any symptoms of the...

Man who made Kabaddi world famous no more

Janardan Singh Gehlot, 76, a former Cabinet minister of Rajasthan and a close associate of Sanjay Gandhi passed away in Jaipur on Wednesday. Once a powerful Congress leader who during the emergency was considered the right-hand man of Sanjay Gandhi as the general secretary of the Indian National Youth Congress, he also made his mark...

Rajasthan govt allows liquor shops to function amid lockdown

The tipplers in Rajasthan will continue to get their supply of liquor even as the state would be under lockdown for a fortnight. The Rajasthan government issued an instruction to this effect on Monday afternoon. On Monday morning, people woke up to learn that the Rajasthan government has imposed a lockdown till May 3. The...

Bypolls in Rajasthan tomorrow amid COVID-19 pandemic

At a time when the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc across the country, the Election Commission is going ahead with bye-elections for vacant Assembly seats across several states including in Rajasthan. Notably, the Rajasthan government has imposed a weekend curfew from Friday, whereas the bye-elections are scheduled on Saturday. The bye-elections will...

Is Ashok Gehlot reshuffling the Rajasthan bureaucracy too often?

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: Playing his third innings as the Rajasthan chief minister, Ashok Gehlot believes in reshuffling the bureaucracy too often. The CM has transferred 67 IAS officers at 1.35 am on Wednesday. Gehlot loves to take major decisions post-midnight where only his close officials are allowed to be present. Yet with such a large-scale...

Rajasthan: Cabinet approves age relaxation to job aspirants belonging to EWS category

In a bid to please the economically weaker section (EWS), the Rajasthan government on Wednesday decided to provide age relaxation to government job aspirants belonging to the category. The EWS will be treated at par with other reserved categories as far as the maximum age is concerned. This decision was taken at a meeting of...

Rajasthan CM says RSS, BJP will understand the contributions of Nehru after 10 years

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that the RSS and the BJP have adopted the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi as their own ideal. He said that after 10 years both RSS and the BJP will understand the contributions made by Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru and would incorporate their thoughts and views in its...