updated 5:52 AM UTC, Aug 22, 2017

One more writer returns Sahitya Akademi award

Thursday, 15 October 2015 21:11
Jaipur/New Delhi: Leading Rajasthani and Hindi writer Nand Bhardwaj on Thursday returned his Sahitya Akademi award to denounce "rising religious intolerance and attack on freedom of expression", even as the CPI-M hailed the protesting writers for doing the country proud.In…

Chemists' strike successful in Rajasthan

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:13
Jaipur: Over 25,000 chemists in Rajasthan went on strike on Wednesday against the Centre's move to allow the sale of medicines on the internet."The strike has been completely successful as 25,000-30,000 chemists spread across the state observed a complete bandh…

Efforts on to plug gas well leak in Rajasthan

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 07:19
Jaipur: Efforts are on to plug leakage of highly inflammable gas from an Oil India Limited well in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, over 700 km from here."Gas has been leaking from an OIL well in Dandewala area in Jaisalmer district…

Rajasthan woman,85, stripped and tortured for being a 'witch'

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 15:08
Jaipur: An 85-year-old woman has complained of being tortured with searing tongs and stripped after being branded as a witch in Rajasthan's Bihara village, over 260 km from here, police said.The incident occurred on Sunday in Bhilwara district."The woman, Chau…

10 swine flu cases reported in Rajasthan

Thursday, 08 October 2015 08:20
Jaipur: At least 10 people in Rajasthan have been found positive for swine flu (H1N1), a health department official said on Wednesday.One person was found positive in Nagaur, two each in Kota, Baran and Jhalawar, and three in Jaipur district…

Dengue, malaria cases rise in Rajasthan, separate OPDs set up

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 09:00
Jaipur: With the number of dengue cases in Rajasthan touching 1,931, and that of malaria hitting 7,350, the government on Monday decided to have separate out-patient departments (OPDs) in all government hospitals for patients showing symptoms of the two diseases."These…

Need to control pollution in textile sector: Gangwar

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 08:03
Jaipur: Expressing concern over pollution in textile sector, union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Monday said efforts are being made to control it.Pollution in textiles sector is a matter of concern for all and concrete efforts are being made…

Rajasthan amends RTE act to scrap no detention policy

Friday, 18 September 2015 10:30
Jaipur: The Rajasthan assembly on Thursday passed a bill amending the Right to Education act, to do away with the "no detention policy" up to class 8 in government recognized schools.The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Rajasthan…

Controversy in Rajasthan Over Government Order on Bakr-Id

Monday, 14 September 2015 09:56
Jaipur: In the middle of a row over BJP-ruled states imposing a meat ban for a Jain fasting festival, a government order in Rajasthan has stirred more controversy. Days after announcing a meat ban, Rajasthan has ordered schools and colleges…

In Jaipur, gorge on pyaz ki kachori

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:10
Jaipur: Think of this Rajasthani capital, think of food, and it's a dead heat between dal bati churma for a meal and pyaz ki kachori or (onion kachori) - a spicy round flattened ball made of refined flour and filled…
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