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  • Rajasthan: State government renames Muslim villages, Miyan Ka Bara becomes Mahesh Nagar

    The Vasundhara Raje led Rajasthan government has renamed ‘Islamic’ names of three villages after receiving nod from the Centre. As per reports in News18, the decision was taken after local residents in these villages complained of the ‘Muslim-sounding’ names of their villages. The village of ‘Miyan Ka Bara’ in the border district of Barmer is one such example. The village, with a population of around 2,000 people, is a Hindu-majority village. Only

  • Ghanshyam Tiwari resigns from BJP, says he will fight against “undeclared emergency” in Rajasthan, country

    Jaipur: Rebel BJP MLA and former state minister Ghanshyam Tiwari resigned from the party on Monday. Significantly, he has sent his resignation to party chief Amit Shah. The five-time MLA did not share very good relations with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over a number of issues, including farmers’ plight, demand of reservation for the upper castes and corruption.

  • Over 90 killed as dust storm wreaks havoc in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan

    Lucknow/Jaipur:  A severe dust storm followed by thundershowers hit parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan overnight,  killing over 70 people and leaving a trail of destruction. Houses collapsed and trees and poles were uprooted in the storm that also led to power outages.

  • At least 27 dead, 100 injured as dust storm hits parts of Rajasthan 

    Jaipur: At least 27 people were killed and nearly 100 injured as a high-intensity squall followed by thunder showers hit parts of Rajasthan overnight, leaving a trail of destruction.  Houses collapsed and electricity poles and trees were uprooted as the severe dust storm swept the Matysya region.

  • Congress betters BJP in Rajasthan local body bypolls

    Jaipur: Congress today won four of the six zila parishad seats, 12 of the 20 panchayat samiti seats and four of the six municipal seats for which bypolls were held in Rajasthan, officials said. The strong performance by the opposition party comes days after it scored emphatic victories in the bypolls to two parliamentary and an assembly constituency. The ruling BJP could win just one zila parishad seat, eight panchayat samiti seats

  • ‘Padman’ made tax-free in Rajasthan

    Jaipur: Akshay Kumar’s latest release “Padman“, which creates awareness about menstrual hygiene, will be made tax-free in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced on Friday.

  • Rajasthan waives farmers’ loans; to cost Rs 8,000 cr

    Jaipur : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday announced one-time loan waiver of up to Rs 50,000 for small and marginal farmers in the state, which would cost Rs 8,000 crore to the exchequer.

  • Make necessary changes to film, Vasundhara Raje urges Irani

    Jaipur : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has written to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, urging her to ensure that ‘Padmavati’ is not released without necessary changes to the film. Raje also said that the Censor Board should consider all possible results before certifying the film, a day after the Board sent the film back to its makers because the application for the certification was “incomplete”.

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    Demonetisation anniversary: Rajasthan govt to celebrate by making 50K sing national anthem

    November 8 marks the first anniversary of demonetisation. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will observe the day as ‘anti-black money day’ and an array of events have been lined up across the country. One such event is being hosted by the Rajasthan government which plans to make around 50,000 people to sing national anthem and song.

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    Rajasthan High Court issues notice to Centre, state on immunity ordinance

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and the state government on an ordinance that aims to protect public servants from being probed for on-duty action without prior government sanction. The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance 2017, was promulgated in September. The high court gave the governments one month-time to file their response. The next hearing would be on November 27.

  • Rajasthan govt tables controversial bill, move challenged in HC

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government today tabled a controversial bill that seeks to protect public servants and judges from prosecution and bar the media from reporting on allegations against them without its prior sanction sparking a legal challenge and protests inside and outside the Assembly.