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Sheel Dhabhai appointed as acting mayor of Jaipur Greater by Gehlot govt, move surprises BJP

After suspending the mayor of Jaipur Greater Municipal Corporation and three other BJP corporators for unruly behaviour, the Ashok Gehlot government has surprised many by appointing another BJP corporator Sheel Dhabhai as the acting mayor. Dhabhai can serve as the acting mayor for 60 days, according to legal provisions. The Congress’ move has surprised the...

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...

Rajasthan: Increasing LAD fund of legislators to cost government Rs 1k crore

Increasing the Local Area Development (LAD) fund made available to Rajasthan legislators from Rs 2.5 crore to Rs 5 crore annually will cost the exchequer Rs 1,000 crore. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday announced raising the LAD fund for MLAs and it was greeted with cheers by both the ruling and the Opposition members....

Govt gets ownership of 56 kg gold meant for weighing former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri

A court in Rajasthan has made the government the owner of 56 kg of gold that was meant to weigh late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri around 56 years ago after the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965.  The current value of the gold is estimated to be around Rs 27.69 crore. The gold, after weighing the...

Court dismisses Rajasthan govt’s plea against Salman Khan

In a major relief for actor Salman Khan, a district and sessions court in Jodhpur on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by the Rajasthan government against the actor in connection with the blackbuck poaching case. Notably, the government in its plea had contended that the actor had submitted a false affidavit in connection with his...

Rajasthan government has high hopes from PCPIR

Gifted with a massive oil and gas reserve in its under-belly, Rajasthan is now aiming to become a prosperous state through its refinery and the proposed petroleum, chemicals and petrochemicals investment region (PCPIR). Rajasthan has high hopes from the Rs 44,000 crore oil refinery—a dream project of the Congress government that suffered several hiccups but...

Rajasthan bans firecrackers till Dec 31

The Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government has extended the ban on the sale and purchase of firecrackers till December 31 this year. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted that the state government was forced to put a ban on firecrackers as a precautionary measure amid the coronavirus pandemic. He said that medical experts have suggested the ban....

Rajasthan to enact law to make wearing mask mandatory

Rajasthan will become the first state in the country to introduce legal provisions to make wearing a mask mandatory in the state. With coronavirus cases rising with each passing day along with a gradual increase in the death toll, the Rajasthan government has said that as of now ‘mask is the only vaccine’ available against...

Opposition questions legality of farm bill proposed by Rajasthan govt

The Rajasthan government has convened the Vidhan Sabha session from November 1 to table the state’s farm bills that would counter the contentious farm legislations passed by the Centre. But, BJP, which is in Opposition in the state, has questioned the legality of the move. The deputy leader of the opposition Rajendra Singh Rathore on...

Gujjar community headed for a tussle with Rajasthan govt

The Gujjar community is once again headed for a tussle with the Rajasthan government. During the recently-concluded Gujjar Mahapanchayat, the community leaders have decided to go on an agitation from November 1 to press for their demand of 5 per cent reservation. The Rajasthan government had taken a few steps to calm down the Gujjars....

Rajasthan govt gearing up to counter Gujjar agitation from Nov 1

The Rajasthan government is gearing up to combat the call given by the Gujjar Mahapanchayat for a state-wide agitation from November 1. The Gujjar community had recently convened a Mahapanchayat (convention) in Adda in Bharatpur and gave an ultimatum to launch an agitation on November 1. The Rajasthan government has deployed senior police officers to...

Rajasthan HC seeks govt’s response on amendment in municipalities rules

The Rajasthan High Court has sought the response of the state government by November 3 on a petition challenging amendment in the Rajasthan Municipalities Rules. The court wants to ascertain how the Rajasthan government has retrospectively done away the process of rotation of reservation of seats. The reservation of seats is for the position of...