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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Hamza Khan


Rajasthan: Pilot camp MLA quits, state Cong chief says will resolve issue
Wed, May 19, 2021

Hemaram Choudhary, who represents Gudamalani in the Assembly, said he will give the reason once his resignation is accepted. The development is being seen as a sign of another political storm in the state Congress.

For the lack of oxygen
Sun, May 16, 2021

From Goa Medical College Hospital to Jaipur Golden and Batra in New Delhi last month; from Nashik to Chamrajnagar. Across cities and towns SOSs went out 24 by 7. By the time High Courts and the Supreme Court prodded governments to act, it was too late for many.

Rajasthan man dies, daughter jumps on his pyre, critical
Thu, May 06, 2021

“Damodar Sharda, 73, had passed away earlier in the day due to Covid-19. In the evening, his daughter, Chandrakala, 34, insisted on going for his cremation and the relatives eventually yielded,” said Prem Prakash, SHO, Kotwali police station, Barmer.

Cut annual fee by 15%, don’t debar over non-payment: SC to Rajasthan private schools
Tue, May 04, 2021

The SC's Monday order will impact around 36,000 private unaided schools, including 220 minority private unaided schools, as well as lakhs of students and their parents in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Assembly bypolls: Congress retains Sahara and Sujangarh, BJP keeps Rajsamand
Sun, May 02, 2021

In all three seats, bypolls were necessitated as the sitting MLAs passed away.

Rajasthan extends lockdown by two weeks, declares ‘red alert’
Sat, May 01, 2021

On April 18, the government had announced a partial lockdown, which had excluded crucial services, for two weeks till 5 am on May 3. This has now been extended till May 17, officials said.

Explained: What is permitted under Rajasthan’s ‘Jan Anushashan Pakhwara?
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Rajasthan's Jan Anushashan Pakhwara, for now, will be in effect till Monday, May 3, 2021.

As new cases cross 10K, Rajasthan extends curfew for two weeks
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Currently, the case doubling time in Rajasthan is 45 days, compared to 52 days for India, and week specific positivity rate (for April 11-17) stands at 12.91 per cent for Rajasthan, while for India it was 14.40 per cent.

AIUDF candidates moved to Jaipur fly back to Assam over Covid fears
Fri, Apr 16, 2021

At least 17 candidates, along with five family members, had been shifted to Fairmont hotel in Jaipur and were expected to stay here till May 2. But, sources said, the MLAs were concerned due to rising Covid cases.

Polls over, Congress hosts Ajmal’s AIUDF candidates in Jaipur
Sat, Apr 10, 2021

“We have taken some time off. Of course, the risk of horse trading is there,” AIUDF’s influential general secretary Aminul Islam, a candidate from Mankachar constituency in Assam, told The Indian Express over phone from Jaipur.

Rajasthan raises ‘faulty PM Cares ventilators’ with Centre
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

Officials said the state received 1,138 ventilators under PM Cares, and that these now account for almost 60 per cent of the 1,900 ventilators with the state.

Rajasthan: In video, BJP rebel candidate says withdrew nomination under pressure
Sun, Apr 04, 2021

“I had submitted my nomination as an Independent to serve the people of Sahara. But I, and my family, were pressurised, and hence I have withdrawn my papers today [Friday]. I will continue to work in the Sahara Assembly seat…” Pitliya says in a short video.

Health cover for all: Rajasthan starts registration for May 1 launch
Fri, Apr 02, 2021

Under the Rs 3,500-crore scheme, announced by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the 2021-22 State Budget, each family in the state is entitled to health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh every year in all government hospitals and select private facilities.

Married off at 14, Rajasthan woman gets lifeline from court 8 years later
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Almost eight years later, a local court in Jodhpur last week finally annulled her marriage to Mahendra Sihag, "a good for nothing drunkard" as she puts it. She says she doesn't know his exact age; he was around 23 in 2013.

Need to educate politically, not consolidate Muslim vote: Salman Khurshid
Tue, Mar 23, 2021

The overall understanding is there should be greater sensitivity to concerns of minorities in Rajasthan, says Khurshid

Rajasthan ex-health minister holds meeting of Muslim leaders, denies show of strength
Mon, Mar 22, 2021

While the programme is being seen as a show of strength by Khan, and a bid to consolidate the Muslim vote, the former minister said it was aimed at bringing together newly-elected members of urban and rural bodies and senior leaders so that new members can “learn” from the “experiences of veterans”.

Rajasthan universal health scheme to begin May 1: CM Ashok Gehlot
Fri, Mar 19, 2021

In his reply to the budget debate in the Assembly, CM Gehlot said that it will be named Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Yojana.

Rajasthan Class XII textbook links Islam with terrorism; FIR lodged in Jaipur
Thu, Mar 18, 2021

In a chapter on ‘Terrorism, Criminalisation of Politics and Corruption’, the Class XII government Political Science textbook allegedly talks about Islamic terrorism.

Explained: Rajasthan phone tapping case, and why the BJP wants CBI probe
Thu, Mar 18, 2021

What is the phone tapping case? What are the BJP’s accusations? What is the Gehlot government's explanation?

More ruckus in Rajasthan House as BJP seeks CBI probe into phone tapping
Thu, Mar 18, 2021

BJP state president Satish Poonia said that phone tapping indicates “Emergency” and cited similar controversies from the past.

Phone taps rock Rajasthan House, BJP MLA suspended for a week
Wed, Mar 17, 2021

In a Facebook post Tuesday evening, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot reiterated his stance on phone tapping and shared his comments from last year where he had said on several instances that phones of MPs and MLAs were not tapped.

Months after political crisis, Gehlot govt admits to phone taps
Mon, Mar 15, 2021

The confirmation, posted on the website of the Rajasthan Assembly in reply to a question asked of the government during the House session of August 2020, flies in the face of earlier assertions both by the government and by the Chief Minister personally.

‘As a generation changes, a new leadership comes… no one should have objection to that’
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

With the party’s state unit running into a controversy every few months, BJP state president, Satish Poonia, tells Hamza Khan why it is so and looks back at his 18 months at the helm.

Rajasthan stops fresh vaccinations in PHCs, CHCs
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Earlier in the day, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had said that, "There have been some news reports suggesting impending shortage of Covid-19 vaccine doses in Rajasthan. The factual position is that there is no shortage at present

Rajasthan: Through ‘bhakti pradarshan’, Vasundhara Raje steers further right
Tue, Mar 09, 2021

On Sunday and Monday, Raje visited nearly a dozen temples, mainly in Bharatpur and in adjacent Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Over two days, she visited Poonchhari Ka Lautha in Bharatpur and worshipped Lautha Baba.