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Rajasthan to screen people entering from Gujarat for COVID-19

The Rajasthan government will go for a stricter vigil in Udaipur, Banswara and Dungarpur district’s border checkpoints because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. The district administration in the three districts has been told to screen all persons entering the state from Gujarat where COVID-19 cases and deaths have increased significantly. In Udaipur, a massive...

Curfew clamped in Rajasthan’s Chhabra after communal clashes

Over a thousand armed policemen are patrolling the streets of small-town Chhabra in Rajasthan following the untoward incident on Sunday. Curfew was clamped in the town after a clash between two communities in which several shops were set on fire by the unruly mob. Internet services have been shut as a precautionary measure by the...

2 cops gunned down in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara by opium mafia

Two policemen in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district were gunned down on Saturday night in two separate incidents allegedly by the opium mafia that is very active in the area. The two cops tried to stop the sports utility vehicle of the opium dealers at two different points in Bhilwara after which the dealers gunned down the...

Rajasthan: Petrol pumps to go on strike on April 10

All fuel stations in Rajasthan will remain closed on Saturday, except the ones run by the oil companies, in protest against the high VAT imposed on fuel. The petroleum dealers are demanding uniformity of VAT with neighbouring states and also uniformity of VAT in all the districts of the state. The president of the Rajasthan...

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...

Congress-ruled states ask PM to adopt uniform SOPs to combat COVID-19 pandemic across India

The Congress-ruled states have supported the demand of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for uniform standard operating procedures (SOPs) for control of COVID-19 in India. The Congress-ruled states have also welcomed the suggestion made by the Chief Minister for introducing vaccination for all the people above the age of 18 years. It is learnt that...

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...

CEC Sunil Arora to retire on April 12 as he turns 65

The tenure of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora, a retired IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, will come to an end on April 12. Arora will be bidding adieu to the Election Commission while the Assembly elections in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will be at the midway stage. The result for...

Rajasthan: Govt planning to extend night curfew as COVID cases surge

With the COVID-19 infections in Rajasthan increasing at a rapid rate, the state government is contemplating increasing the time period of the night curfew by at least an hour. It is likely to impose night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am. Currently, the night curfew is effective from 11 pm to 5 am and...

Rajasthan: Fire breaks out at Kota airport

A major fire broke out at the Kota airport on Monday night which was further fuelled by strong winds. The firemen fought for three hours in the night to bring the fire under control. Kota has an airport, but there are no air services running and a new airport is being planned here. The fire...

Road named after war hero Lt Col Hoshiar Singh in Jaipur

One of the greatest war heroes of post-independent India, Lt Col Hoshiar Singh, was remembered on Tuesday at Jaipur. The hero of the battle of Basantar in the 1971 war against Pakistan and who was awarded the country’s biggest bravery and valour award Param Vir Chakra was honoured by naming a road after him. Jaipur’s...