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Jalore Dalit boy’s death: NHRC takes suo motu cognizance of abuse by school headmaster

The 9-year-old from Jalore succumbed to his injuries New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suomotu cognizance of a media report of a grade 3 student beaten up by the school headmaster in Jalore in Rajasthan for drinking water from the pot meant for the latter. The boy, belonging to a Scheduled...

Stampede outside temple in Rajasthan’s Sikar leaves 3 women dead, several injured

Sikar: At least three women died in a stampede that took place outside Khatu Shyamji Temple in Sikar in Rajasthan on Monday morning. Several others were injured in the melee. According to reports, devotees had been waiting for ‘darshan’ since late Sunday night. They began to rush in as soon as the temple doors opened...

2 Air Force pilots killed in MiG-21 crash near Barmer

    New Delhi: Two fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) were killed late on Thursday evening after their twin-seater MiG-21 aircraft crashed near Barmer in Rajasthan. The trainer aircraft was on a routine night flying sortie and had left from Utarlai air base. The aircraft met with an accident near Barmer at...

Ajmer DSP on ‘awaiting posting order’ for tutoring cleric who threatened Nupur Sharma

Ajmer: Sandeep Saraswat, the Ajmer DSP who allegedly advised a man who threatened to behead former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma to say he was intoxicated, was put on “Awaiting Posting Order” by the Rajasthan police. Earlier this week, a video of Salman Chisti, a cleric, calling on people to kill Sharma for her comments on...

Udaipur tailor’s murder to be investigated by NIA

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to investigate the daylight murder of a tailor in Udaipur in Rajasthan on Tuesday. In a tweet, the HMO India said, “MHA has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over the investigation of the brutal murder of Shri Kanhaiya Lal...

Tailor in Udaipur beheaded by ‘customers’; both arrested, says CM

Tension in Udaipur following the daylight murder, internet suspended   Udaipur: A tailor was beheaded by two men posing at customers at his shop in Rajasthan’s Udaipur on Tuesday. The tailor, identified as Kanhaiya Lal was at work at his shop in Maldas area. In a video uploaded on social media, the killers showed off...

Rajya Sabha elections eventful; Congress’s Maken bows out in Haryana over cancelled vote

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha elections on Friday remained eventful, with BJP and Congress trading allegations of horse-trading and cross-voting. Counting in Maharashtra and Haryana had to be withheld because of objections by the BJP and was resumed late in the night. Later, Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena), Imran Pratapgrahi (Congress) and Praful Patel (NCP) from...

Delhi, Rajasthan report 4 more Omicron cases; India’s tally rises to 49

New Delhi: Four more cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus were reported from Delhi and Rajasthan. With this, the Omicron tally of India has reached 49. Confirming the cases in Rajasthan, state health minister Parsadi Lal Meena said, “Four more cases have been reported. The health condition of these patients is stable. All previous Omicron...

Alwar school gang rape: NCPCR team to probe sexual abuse

4 girls of a school in Bhiwadi in Rajasthan’s Alwar had accused their teachers of molestation, gang rape Alwar: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken cognizance of the complaint of sexual abuse by four school girls in Alwar in Rajasthan. A team will go to Alwar for an inquiry into...

Will Modi’s show of ‘affection’ hamper Gehlot’s prospects in Rajasthan?

Political Correspondent, Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi showered praises on Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot during the virtual inauguration of several projects in the state recently. This open display of affection has not escaped the attention of political observers. More than the camaraderie itself, it is the timing of such a show that has triggered...

Can Sidhu’s ‘treachery’ clip Sachin Pilot’s wings in Rajasthan?

Rajasthan is not Punjab, nor is Sachin Pilot another Navjyot Singh Sidhu. So, parallels cannot be drawn between the two Political Correspondent, Jaipur: When Navjot Singh Sidhu scripted the exit of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, speculations ran rife of Rajasthan seeing change in leadership and of the old guard handing over the baton to...

Rajasthan: 6 killed in van-truck collision in Jaipur

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for deceased, Rs 50,000 for injured Jaipur: A major collision between a multi-axle truck and a van in Jaipur on Saturday morning left at least six persons dead and four others injured. According to reports, five of the six persons who died were candidates of Rajasthan...