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CM candidacy, party posts: How power struggle is playing out within BJP in Rajasthan
Sat, Jan 16, 2021

While BJP leaders have been publicly silent on their aspirations on holding the top post, Rajasthan CM Gehlot has repeatedly attacked the opposition by saying that its leaders are competing with each other.

‘Vasundhara Raje Samarthak Manch’ comes up in Rajasthan, members say want Raje as CM in 2023
Sat, Jan 09, 2021

In the political circles of Rajasthan, this move is being seen as an attempt to reassert the authority of Raje in the state by her supporters. In recent times, there have been reports of friction between Raje and the state unit of the BJP in Rajasthan amid growing clout of the party’s central leadership.

RSS-leaning outfit alleges punishment postings in teacher transfer order
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

The Higher Education Department on December 31 had released transfer and deputation lists for assistant and associate professors.

Citing health of animals, Centre says stop elephant rides at Jaipur Amer Fort
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

Ride operators however, say that they ensure care for the elephants and that closing down the rides would be unfair to mahouts. “How is it fair for this report to say that the elephant rides should be done away with," asked Abdul Aziz, president of the Haathi Malik Vikas Samiti.

Vacant Rajasthan Congress unit posts: BJP says Gehlot-Pilot tussle still going on
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

Party appointments no concern of BJP, says chief whip.

Beniwal announces split from NDA over farm laws
Sun, Dec 27, 2020

The announcement was made by RLP chief and Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal at a rally at Shahjahanpur in Rajasthan's Alwar district.

Bumper bajra crop: BJP vs Congress on MSP in Rajasthan
Tue, Dec 22, 2020

BJP MLA and Rajasthan Deputy Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore tweeted on Monday that he has written to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot demanding government procurement of bajra at MSP.

NDA ally Hanuman Beniwal quits Lok Sabha panels: ‘Will march to Delhi’
Sun, Dec 20, 2020

A prominent Jat leader, Beniwal enjoys considerable support among the youth and the community in districts such as Nagaur and Barmer in Rajasthan.

As Gehlot govt completes two years, vow of farm loans waivers in limbo
Thu, Dec 17, 2020

With the Ashok Gehlot government completing two years on December 17, more than 20 lakh farmers have received a waiver for the money they borrowed from state cooperative banks. However, the waiver for loans taken from nationalised and commercial banks remains in limbo.

Vasundhara Raje detractor Ghanshyam Tiwari returns to BJP
Sun, Dec 13, 2020

Tiwari, who had floated his own outfit, the Bharat Vahini Party before the 2018 Assembly elections, had moved to the Congress after losing his seat in Sanganer constituency.

9 newborns die in Kota’s JK Lon Hospital in 24 hours, govt orders probe
Fri, Dec 11, 2020

The hospital, which is especially dedicated for children and infants, had grabbed headlines in January this year after more than 100 infants died in one month.

Alwar: Three booked for transporting bull for slaughter, 4 for assault
Tue, Dec 08, 2020

The police said an FIR has also been registered in connection with the assault after videos of the incident went viral.

Ranthambore camera traps find wire noose around tiger’s neck
Sun, Dec 06, 2020

State forest department officials said the tiger was tranquilised and the wire removed on Saturday.

Scrap farm laws or will rethink staying in NDA: RLP chief Beniwal to Amit Shah
Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Hanuman Beniwal’s Rashtriya Loktantrik Party has one seat in the Lok Sabha and three MLAs in the Rajasthan Assembly.

Eye on minority vote, Rajasthan BJP cites civic poll seats, Urdu teachers to call Cong govt ‘anti-Muslim’
Sun, Nov 29, 2020

While the BJP has cited instances such as the party recently fielding more than four dozen Muslim candidates in the civic elections as an example of it raising issues related to minority communities, the Congress has slammed the saffron party of levelling baseless allegations.

AIMIM’s ‘inroads’ in Bihar elections leave Congress jittery in Rajasthan
Fri, Nov 27, 2020

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.

Rajasthan: Labourers’ daughters wait years for Rs 55,000 under empowerment scheme
Sat, Nov 21, 2020

Data on pendency under the scheme on the online portal of the state Labour Department show that in the last five years, around 22 per cent of applications were approved.

Jaipur woman set on fire by man accused of raping her; critical
Tue, Nov 17, 2020

According to police, the incident took place on Saturday night – the accused allegedly entered the woman's house while she was lighting lamps to celebrate Diwali and set her on fire.

Rajasthan civic polls: How division of municipal corporations in three cities helped Congress outdo BJP
Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Despite the government citing better governance as the reason behind the fresh delimitation of the three municipal corporations and bifurcating them, party insiders as well as those in the opposition saw it as a means to raise the seat tally of the Congress in the civic polls.

Deaths of 4 Bihar child workers in Jaipur since July spotlights trafficking during lockdown
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Social activists and officials from the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of the Rajasthan Police told The Indian Express that children from states like Bihar were frequently trafficked to Rajasthan and made to work as child labourers.

Private schools in Rajasthan suspend online classes after tussle with govt
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

On October 23, the Rajasthan High Court had ruled that considering the hardship of private schools, the state government shall issue necessary directions by October 28 regarding interim fees they shall be allowed to charge subject to a final decision.

Unlike Punjab, Rajasthan Bills silent on enforcing MSP except in contract farming
Mon, Nov 02, 2020

One of the Bills in Rajasthan does speak about enforcing the MSP, but it is only limited to contract farming.

Political appointments stuck for nearly two years in Rajasthan; BJP blames Gehlot-Pilot tussle
Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Bodies such as state women's commission functioning without head and members.

Bhim Army, Azad Samaj Party members booked by Jaipur Police
Sat, Oct 17, 2020

The FIR, registered on September 29, says that the accused, along with 60-70 others, assembled at Statue Circle on September 29, started sloganeering and took out a candle march.

Sachin Pilot: Children are home, I get to spend more time with them
Sun, Oct 11, 2020

Since a public rebellion saw him stripped-off his post of deputy chief minister and PCC chief, Pilot is back at work in the state, among the people.