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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...

Pushkar fair affected due to COVID-19 pandemic

The five-day Panchtirth at Pushkar was a lackluster affair and for the first time, Tirthraj Pushkar could not attract devotees in large numbers for the holy event. It is for the first time that the various ghats of Pushkar looked barren with fewer devotees for the Panchtirth that ended Monday. The coronavirus pandemic acted as...

Rajasthan govt to table Bill making masks mandatory

The Rajasthan government is planning to bring legislation that will make wearing masks mandatory in the state. Following the move, Rajasthan will become the first state in the country to come up with a law in this regard. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the Bill making the wearing of masks mandatory will be...

Rajasthan govt moves HC to again postpone civic polls

The Rajasthan government has moved the high court seeking the postponement of the civic elections in the state. The government has sought the court’s intervention to postpone the civic elections till March 2021. The civic elections were due in April this year, but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The elections are to be...

Rajasthan: Poor implementation of Sec 144 even as COVID-19 cases rise

At a time when the COVID-19 cases in the country are rising at a rapid rate, the Rajasthan government on Saturday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in 11 districts to contain the spread of the virus. While the decision has been taken with the right intent, it seems the decision has been...

Religious sites to open in Rajasthan amid COVID-19 pandemic

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading like wildfire, religious sites in the state will open up from Monday. Notably, over 90,000 cases of the deadly virus have been already reported in Rajasthan amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So far over 1,100 people have succumbed to the virus, whereas the religious sites are expecting...