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Rajasthan: Woman dies, husband seriously injured after oxygen concentrator causes explosion

In an unfortunate incident, a woman died and her husband sustained serious injuries after a faulty oxygen concentrator the man was using owing to breathing difficulties post COVID-19 exploded.  The faulty oxygen concentrator exploded in the Udai Mor locality of Rajasthan’s Gangapur where it was being used at home. The couple’s two sons, aged 10...

Respite for Gehlot as Sachin Pilot returns empty-handed from Delhi

Congress MLA Sachin Pilot, who unsuccessfully led a rebellion against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot last year, has returned to Jaipur empty-handed after spending a week in Delhi and Haridwar. Pilot for a long time is seeking the rehabilitation of the dissident group, but has failed in his endeavours, with Gehlot not expanding the Cabinet....

Asaram again admitted to Jodhpur AIIMS following difficulty in breathing

Controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is behind bars for raping a minor, was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur. The doctors at AIIMS asked him to undergo a few pathological tests before initiating his treatment. On Tuesday night, Asaram told the jail staff that he was experiencing difficulty in breathing...

Kid suffering from SMA dies in Bikaner before parents could arrange Rs 16 cr for treatment

The toddler from Bikaner, Noor Fatima, who was suffering from a rare disease and required Rs 16 crore for treatment passed away on Tuesday morning. The daughter of a painter, Zeeshan Ahmed, Noor was suffering from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type-1. For treatment, she needed Zolgensma, a drug produced in the United States that costs...

Over 3,500 Pakistani nationals living in Rajasthan to get Indian citizenship

Over 3,500 Pakistani nationals, who are living in five districts of Rajasthan, will now be able to get Indian citizenship. The new directives by the Union home ministry to grant citizenship to non-Muslims will enable the district collectors to issue citizenship certificates. These districts are Udaipur, Pali, Barmer, Sirohi, and Jalore. Earlier, the district collectors...

Rajasthan fails to procure vaccines through global tender, may move SC

Like many other states, the Rajasthan government’s efforts to procure COVID-19 vaccines through global tendering have failed. Notably, seven other states including Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana that have adopted the global tender mode have found that procurement through the global tender process has many ifs and buts and is not workable. The few bids...

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: BJP MLA Gautam Lal Meena succumbs to COVID-19

Gautam Lal Meena, a BJP legislator in the Rajasthan Assembly, succumbed to COVID-19 in Udaipur on Wednesday. He was 58. Meena, who represented the Dhariawad Assembly constituency in the Pratapgarh district, became the fourth MLA who succumbed to the deadly viral infection. Dr. Lakhan Poswal, the principal of RNT Medical College, said Meena tested positive...

Congress MLA Hemaram Choudhary tenders resignation from Rajasthan Assembly

Veteran Congress MLA and a former minister Hemaram Choudhry has tendered his resignation as MLA from the Rajasthan Assembly. Hemaram Choudhary, who had earlier served as the Leader of Opposition, has sent his resignation to Vidhan Sabha Speaker CP Joshi. Choudhary, who is an MLA from Gudhamalani in Barmer district, belongs to the dissident group...

COVID-positive Asaram Bapu also suffering from stomach ulcer

Controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu’s health condition has deteriorated as he developed stomach ulcer and had to undergo endoscopy in a hospital in Jodhpur on Monday. Asaram is being treated in two different hospitals. While his endoscopy was undertaken in Mathuradas Mathur Hospital, he was taken to the All India Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur for...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, mucormycosis cases being reported across Rajasthan

In what could be a double whammy for Rajasthan, the emergence of mucormycosis cases in the state amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a panic among the state’s health administration. Mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, is a rare fungal infection that if left untreated can result in blindness and even...
Rajasthan HC defers hearing on bail plea of Asaram Bapu

Rajasthan HC defers hearing on bail plea of Asaram Bapu

The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday deferred the hearing on the bail plea of controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu till May 21. Asaram, who is serving a life sentence in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl, has filed a plea seeking bail for his treatment in Kerala. Recently, he had tested positive for...