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Lightning kills 60 people in UP, Rajasthan

Nearly 60 people lost their life due to lightning across the states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. In Uttar Pradesh, nearly 40 people lost their lives, including women and children, whereas Rajasthan reported around 20 deaths. The majority of the deaths in UP were reported from Prayagraj, where 14 people lost their lives....

Sachin Pilot slams Centre over rising inflation in India

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday slammed the Centre over the growing inflation in the country. The Rajasthan MLA accused the Centre of not taking sufficient measures to arrest the rise in prices of goods and services affecting people. Notably, the Rajasthan Congress is holding protests against the Centre from July 7 to 17 over...

Cow vigilantes strike again: Youth transporting oxen in Rajasthan lynched for ‘cow smuggling’

Victim and his friend had purchased three oxen for farming in their village; they were attacked by mob of ‘cow vigilantes’ in Chittorgarh on intervening night of June 13-14 Chittorgarh: A man from Madhya Pradesh was lynched by cow vigilantes in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan on suspicion of smuggling cows, according to police on Monday. ...

Rajasthan: 6 BSP MLAs who joined Congress now demand Cabinet berths

Six legislators of Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha, who officially joined the Congress and are supporting the Ashok Gehlot government, are now demanding their pound of flesh. The six legislators, who were originally elected on a BSP ticket, merged into Congress. In the official record, they are now Congress legislators. The merger, however, has been challenged by...

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot may expand Cabinet this week

Due to the growing political pressure being exerted by the rebels led by Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is likely to expand his Cabinet this week. Pilot, who is camping in Delhi and in touch with Priyanka Gandhi, has been insisting that the MLAs who sided with him during last year’s rebellion should...

Amid speculations, Sachin Pilot says “not joining BJP”

Former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot will hold talks with AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on the current political crisis in Rajasthan Congress. Pilot has denied the speculation that he was joining the BJP. The Congress leader said he never had any conversation with BJP leader Rita Bahuguna on the issue of joining...

Class 6 girl found 3 months pregnant in Rajasthan, teacher arrested

In a bizarre incident, a class 6 student was repeatedly raped by her teacher in a government school in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur. The incident came to light when the minor girl was found three months pregnant. The police have arrested the accused teacher, whereas hunt for another teacher who helped in the alleged crime is going...

After Jitin Prasada’s exit, Sachin Pilot again raising his voice for rehabilitation of rebels

Ten months after leading a rebellion along with 19 dissident MLAs, Sachin Pilot has once again raised his voice. Pilot was waiting for the lockdown in the state to end to demand the rehabilitation of his group. Notably, the development comes at a time when former Union minister and a close aide of Rahul Gandhi,...

Rajasthan: Jaipur Greater mayor, 3 corporators suspended after brawl with commissioner

In a midnight drama, the Rajasthan government suspended the mayor of Jaipur Greater Municipal Corporation. The state government’s urban development department order provides that apart from mayor Saumya Gurjar, three corporators—Ajay Singh Chauhan, Paras Jain and Shankar Sharma were also suspended. The mayor was suspended for misbehaving and manhandling the municipal...

Rajasthan govt announces welfare schemes for poor

The Rajasthan government, which is facing a financial crunch due to the COVID-19 induced slowdown, has announced a slew of welfare schemes to benefit the poor. The government has issued orders to give financial assistance of Rs 1,000 each as the second installment of compensation to 33 lakh helpless and needy families facing livelihood crisis...

Rajasthan cross border heroin smuggling case: 2 youth arrested from Bikaner

The Bikaner police nabbed two youth suspected to be involved in the Rs270 crore heroin smuggling cases. The two were arrested from Jamsar village in the Bikaner district. The youth told the police that they belonged to Punjab and were given the task of retrieving the heroin packets from the border. They were to hand...

SC seeks Rajasthan government’s view on Asaram’s ayurvedic treatment

Apex Court says it is not inclined to interim bail to the self-styled godman New Delhi: The fate of self-styled godman Asaram’s request for ayurvedic treatment at a centre in Uttarakhand hangs in balance as the Supreme Court has sought the Rajasthan government’s opinion in the matter. While hearing the case on Friday, the apex...