Tag: Rajasthan

Married at age of 10 months, Urma ends shackles of child marriage

Jodhpur: After suffering for 18 long years after being married off at a tender age of 10 months, 19-year-old Urma Bishnoi has finally ended the shackles of child marriage. Urma, who is from Kaparda village in Jodhpur, was married off to a boy from the same village in 1999 when she was just 10 month […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Gehlot sworn in as Rajasthan CM, Pilot Deputy CM

Jaipur: Congress leader Ashok Gehlot was sworn in on Monday as the 12th Chief Minister of Rajasthan, while the party’s state president Sachin Pilot took oath as his deputy at a ceremony here. It is Gehlot’s third innings as Chief Minister. Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Nationalist Congress Party’s chief Sharad […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Gehlot emerges top choice for Rajasthan CM, Pilot puts up spirited claim

New Delhi/Jaipur: Veteran Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Thursday emerged Rahul Gandhi’s pick as the Chief Minister in Rajasthan, but suspense continued the with state party chief Sachin Pilot putting up his claim strongly as the two leaders had late night meetings with the Congress President. Both Pilot and Gehlot had separate meetings with Gandhi, […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Assembly elections 2018: Cong leads in Rajasthan, trails in Telangana, stiff fight in MP

New Delhi: The Congress took early significant leads in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and was locked in a close fight in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as officials counted the millions of votes polled in Assembly elections in five states. Election Commission officials also said on the basis of preliminary trends that the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas tie the knot!

Jodhpur: Actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas are now husband and wife as they had their Catholic wedding at the Umaid Bhawan Palace here. According to people.com, the groom’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas Sr officiated Saturday’s Christian ceremony, where the couple exchanged wedding bands by famed jeweller Chopard. On Sunday, the bride and […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas leave for wedding venue in Jodhpur

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and her American pop-singer beau Nick Jonas have left for their grand wedding in December at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Rajasthan. The pair left for Jodhpur early on Thursday. Dressed in a striped, white kurti and palazzo, paired with a colourful leheriya dupatta, the soon to be bride Priyanka […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
EC bans all exit polls from Nov 12 to Dec 7 for 5 poll-bound states

New Delhi: The Election Commission has banned all exit polls for the five poll-bound states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana from November 12 till December 7. Also, as per Section 126(1)(b) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, displaying any election matter “including results of any opinion poll or any other […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
109 affected by zika virus in Jaipur

Jaipur: The total number of patients affeted by the zika virus in the city is 109, state health officials said. To contain the spread of the virus, dengue and chikungunya, health officials will conduct fogging on Saturday in different part of the city. The officials have asked the residents to keep their windows and doors […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Over 12 lakh Rajasthan farmers to get free electricity

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday announced free electricity for farmers up to Rs 10,000, hours before the Election Commission announced schedule for upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Addressing a public meeting in Ajmer, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister made the announcement. According to the announcement, […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
EC announces dates for Assembly polls in five states

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday announced the dates for the Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram Assembly polls. While Chhattisgarh will go to the polls in two phases on November 12 and 20, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram Assembly elections will be held on November 28. Polling in Rajasthan and Telangana will […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
RAPS-I nuclear reactor sets new record

Mumbai: The Rajasthan Atomic Power Station Unit 3 (RAPS-3) has set a new record of continuous 766 days of operations on Wednesday, breaking the earlier record of the RAPS-5 of 765 days of non-stop operations in 2014, an official said here. Another 220-MW nuclear reactor of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) at Kaiga, […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
BJP appoints poll managers ahead of Assembly elections

New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday appointed three senior Central Ministers as poll managers for Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana. BJP President Amit Shah appointed Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan as party’s election incharge for Madhya Pradesh, Prakash Javadekar for Rajasthan and Health Minister J.P. Nadda for Telangana, a party statement said. In Madhya Pradesh and […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Rajasthan slashes VAT on petrol, diesel by 4%

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday announced that the state will reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel and petrol prices by four per cent. She said that while VAT on petrol was 30 per cent, it was 22 per cent on diesel, she said. With the reduction, petrol and diesel prices will […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
IAF MiG crashes near Jodhpur

Jaipur: An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG aircraft crashed near Jodhpur in Rajasthan during a routine mission on Tuesday, the Defence PRO said. Both pilot and co-pilot ejected safely. The MiG 27 fighter jet airborne from Jodhpur came down near Devriya village. The pilots avoided dense residential colonies and the jet crashed on an open […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Vajpayee's remains to be immersed in Rajasthan

Jaipur: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s remains will be immersed in three water bodies of Rajasthan, the Mahi in Banswara, the Chambal in Kota and in the Pushkar Sarovar, said BJP state president Madal Lal Saini on Saturday. He said state minister Arun Chaturvedi will bring Vajpayee’s remains to Jaipur from Delhi on August […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021