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AIMIM’s ‘inroads’ in Bihar elections leave Congress jittery in Rajasthan

November 27, 2020 6:48 am

The probable entry of the AIMIM in Rajasthan has also prompted a response from the Congress, which has accused its chief Asaduddin Owaisi of being an “agent” of the BJP.

Even as Covid cases rise, testing decreases in Rajasthan

October 21, 2020 1:36 am

The decrease in average testing figures comes at a time when elections to six municipal corporations - Jaipur Heritage, Jaipur Greater, Jodhpur North, Jodhpur South, Kota North and Kota South - are underway.

New book says British did not want ‘non-Aryan’ Gayatri Devi to marry Raja of Jaipur

August 21, 2020 10:05 pm

John Zubrzycki's book goes beyond the glitter and gold of the Jaipur royal household to dig out the obscure accounts of romantic jealousies, property feuds, fatal addictions, suppressed grief and more.

Jaipur rains: Netizens share horrifying videos as heavy showers wreak havoc

August 15, 2020 9:03 pm

Low-lying areas were severely inundated after three hours of continuous rains in Jaipur. Shocking videos showed scores of vehicles submerged. Some shanties in low-lying areas were washed away.

Rajasthan crisis: Congress calls off its Monday protest in front of Raj Bhawan

July 27, 2020 9:04 am

"The Congress is responsible for the political crisis in Rajasthan. Will old sins be washed away through this 'SpeakUpForDemocracy' hypocrisy?" BJP's Satish Poonia asked.

Rajasthan govt announces fresh aid for needy families, package for industries

July 22, 2020 9:04 am

According to a government release, in the meeting, which was chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, it was decided that the state will spend Rs 351 crore as relief amount to families for the third time.

As Rajasthan ramps up Covid testing, new cases see rise

July 10, 2020 7:45 am

Health Minister Raghu Sharma said that “with more tests being conducted per day, the number of corona positive patients in the state has increased.”

Rajasthan govt campaign to plug gaps in treatment of coronavirus

July 01, 2020 1:20 am

Audit finds 69 out of the 402 fatalities in state brought dead to hospitals

Rajasthan seals borders for a week after surge in Covid-19 cases

June 10, 2020 1:13 pm

Of the fresh cases, 40 were reported in Jaipur, 34 in Bharatpur, 11 in Sikar, nine in Jhunjhunu, five in Nagaur, three in Kota and two in Alwar, besides cases in other districts, they said.

11 of family test positive, Jaipur Walled City under total lockdown

April 01, 2020 9:00 am

“The man with travel history to Oman was under home-quarantine but he did not follow it. We will go door-to-door to check everyone for symptoms and to ramp up testing,” Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Rohit Kumar Singh told The Indian Express.


Free Wi-Fi at Jaipur metro stations by February end

February 19, 2016 3:55 am

Jaipur, Feb 18 (ANI): Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) is all set to provide Wi-Fi facility to the travellers by the end of this month. Jaipur is first city in the country to have all stations equipped with Wi-Fi facility. This project is one of the enthusiastic projects of Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje. The facility will be free for one hour in a day and the passengers will be able to use it at all the metro stations. The public, especially youth in Jaipur, is enthusiastic for this development and thankful to authorities for this great job.

Rajasthan CM attends international Roma fest

February 17, 2016 12:19 pm

Jaipur, Feb 17 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje attended the International Roma Conference and Cultural Festival' at the Birla Auditorium in Jaipur. Soon after arriving at the venue, Raje, who was the chief guest, greeted invitees and watched the performance that included one by Hungarian Roma star performer Gina Rubik. After the performance, Raje said she could feel that music connects people of different countries. She also felicitated the artists.

Raje Govt. launches massive campaign to attract tourists

February 11, 2016 3:59 am

Jaipur, Feb 11 (ANI): The Rajasthan government has taken an initiative to facelift Jaipur's Gandhi Nagar Railway station. A team of local artists and art work enthusiasts spent hundreds of hours in designing and creating folk art on different walls of the railway station. According to authorities, the main objective behind this approach is to makeover the image of Rajasthan and promotes tourism. In the recent past, the Vasudhara Government launched a massive ad campaign on TV and radio to promote tourism in the state.

Raje holds pre-budget meeting with stakeholders

February 11, 2016 3:59 am

Jaipur, Feb 11 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje held a pre-budget sessions with different groups. More than hundred representatives from various groups, right from NGOs to farmers, attended the series of seminars held in Panchayati Raj building in Jaipur. During these brainstorming session, intellectuals gave their valuable suggestions to CM Raje to bring a common man friendly state budget. The CM assured all representatives to consider their feedback and promised to bring a friendly budget.

Rajasthan gets its first woman Qazi

February 08, 2016 11:56 am

Jaipur, Feb 08 (ANI): In a first in the state and breaking the stereotype, Rajasthan has got its first woman Qazi. Jahan Ara becomes the first woman Qazi of Rajasthan after completing her two-year training course from Mumbai-based Darul Uloom-i-Nisawa. The Jaipur-based woman was handed over her certificate for 'Qaziyat' on Friday. Now, she can officially be called Qazi Jahan Ara. Elaborating about being first woman Qazi, Jahan Ara said they are running a campaign as they are associated with National Women Welfare Association. She added that she has become a Qazi and she will ensure that women get all the rights on ground, which they have according to Islam.

AAI to make airport facilities as commercially viable

January 23, 2016 12:50 pm

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India will enhance its marketing strategy to make airports more operationally and commercially viable. At the Airport Marketing Conference held recently in New Delhi, the officials and experts chalked out a strategy to make commercial use of airport infrastructure in the country. Formed in April 1995, the Airports Authority of India manages 125 destinations, including 77 domestic and 21 international airports in the country. The Authority is also looking at focusing on the cargo segment to boost its revenues. It has been undertaking the International Cargo handling operations at international airports including Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Amritsar and Guwahati. Similarly, the Authority has identified 24 domestic airports across five regions, including three civil enclaves to develop such integrated facilities. They include Port Blair, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Raipur, Ahmedabad and others. The Airports Authority of India, which has developed infrastructure at many of its airports, is looking forward to make its commercial use.

CM Raje attends literary festival in pink city

January 22, 2016 5:42 am

Jaipur, Jan 22 (ANI): Asia's largest literary festival kicked off in Jaipur, in a testament to the growing global influence of Indian literature and its appeal to both publishers and authors. Regional language novelists and poets will rub shoulders with Nobel laureates and Booker Prize winners at the annual Jaipur Literary Festival where organisers will showcase works from different states and dialects to thousands of book lovers. Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, inaugurated the event which began with the playing of Rajasthani traditional folk music. Hundreds of thousands of writers, critics, publishers and fans are expected to pack Jaipur's streets for the five-day event from January 21. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Raje emphasized on the habit of reading books. Access to all the events is free, and with no VIP treatment for the best-selling writers and poets, fans can get unique access to their favourite authors. In addition to die-hard bookworms, the festival's music and dancing events attract students, tourists, and even India's celebrity glitterati.

Six dead, 40 injured in road accident

January 11, 2016 9:15 am

Rajasthan/ Mathura, Jan 11 (ANI): At least six people were killed and 40 others injured as the bus they were travelling in overturned on a highway in Rajasthan. The bus was travelling to capital Jaipur city when it met with the accident near Tonk district. Local authorities rushed the injured to a nearby hospital. The condition of six people is reported to be serious. Local lawmaker, Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria, expressed remorse at the accident. Meanwhile, in another tragic incident, four people were killed and three others seriously injured in a car accident on Yamuna Expressway in Mathura district. One of the tyres of the car burst, throwing the vehicle out of control. Police is investigating the case.