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Rajasthan bureaucrats' body condemns assault on Delhi CS

Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) The Rajasthan Administrative Service Association on Wednesday condemned the assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash allegedly by two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs. The attack is not only on a person heading the Delhi administration but on an esteemed institution as well as the edifice of democracy. It is ironic that the very people responsible for maintaining law and ...

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BJP MLA Kalyan Singh passes away in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) Sitting BJP legislator from Rajasthan's Nathdwara, who had been suffering form cancer, passed away early on Wednesday in a hospital in Udaipur. He was 58. Singh passed away at 2 a.m. in GBH American Hospital after prolonged illness, hospital sources said. He was admitted here for the last three-four days. His last rites will be performed near Dagwara.

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Once manual scavengers, two sisters turn a new chapter in life

Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) Two young women, who used to do manual scavenging in Rajasthan in their childhood around a decade ago, on Tuesday turned a new chapter in their lives when they got married to two educated men in Tonk town of the desert state. Helping the sisters on the path to a dignified life in Tonk, around 70 km from here, was NGO Sulabh International. The grooms of Sarit...

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Rajasthan Royals begin first camp ahead of IPL 2018

Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' Indian cricketers are participating in the three-day camp organised at the Cricket Club of India (CCI)'s Brabourne stadium in Mumbai from Tuesday. According to information, seven Indian players who are part of the Rajasthan Royals' squad for the upcoming season of IPL will undergo training at the camp under the guidance of Zubin Bharucha. O...

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Eminent cardiologist B.K. Goyal passes away

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Renowned cardiologist B.K. Goyal passed away here on Tuesday following cardiac arrest, a family member said. He was 82. He collapsed at his home in Malabar Hill on Tuesday morning and was rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital where he was declared dead. He is survived by his son Rahul Goyal, and three daughters -- Sandhya Mittersain, Alka Jhunjhunwala and Vars...

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Octogenarian ties knot again with bride less than half his age

Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) It was a wedding with a difference. The smiling bridegroom on the horse in the 'baraat' in Rajasthan's Karauli was 83 and on his way to enter into a second marriage with a woman who is just 30 years old, so that he could get a son to look after his ancestral property. Officials said they were looking into the incident, which is technically a crime as the man is alre...

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Raje government buries 'gag' law

Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday told the assembly that the government was not proceeding with much-criticised Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2017 which was termed a black law and a gag order. The bill was tabled in last Assembly session in October to replace an ordinance promulgated on September 7. Under it, a prior sanction from an aut...

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Don't politicise Beawar deaths, Rajasthan BJP chief tells Congress

Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) BJP state unit President Ashok Parnami on Monday accused opposition Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot of politicising the 19 deaths in a cylinder blast in Beawar town of Ajmer district. The two leaders could not find time to meet the bereaved families and those injured but Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia reached the spot without delay and met the...

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'Hate killer' of Rajasthan uploads fresh videos from jail

Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) Shambhulal Regar, cooling his heels in jail for killing Malda labourer Afrazul Khan last year, has uploaded fresh videos in the social media, taking all by surprise as the new uploads seem to have been shot in his cell inside the jail. In the latest two videos, which surfaced late on Sunday night, Regar is seen speaking like a Hindu fanatic for several minutes, call...

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Detective training schools playing vital role in police modernisation: Official

Ghaziabad, Feb 19 (IANS) The Central Detective Training Institutes (CDTIs) are playing a vital role in the modernisation of police forces in the country, Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) Director General A.P. Maheswari said on Monday. A total of five such centre are working towards developing new investigative skills in police personnel to tackle a wide range of new chall...

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Octogenarian ties knot again with bride less than half his age

Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) A fervent desire for a son to look after his ancestral property has led to a 83-year-old man in Rajasthan's Karauli to enter into a second marriage with a woman who is just 30 years old. Officials said they were not aware of the incident, which is technically a crime as the man is already married. The marriage took place in Samrada village of the district...

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Rajnath meets J&K youngsters touring country

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday met a group of youngsters from Jammu and Kashmir who are currently on a nationwide tour, and urged them to take back the message of peace and unity to their militancy-hit state. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been organising 'Watan Ko Jano' tour to ensure the exposure of Jammu and Kashmir youngsters to cultural ...

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Toll in Rajasthan cylinder blast climbs to 19

Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) The death toll in the cylinder blast in Rajasthan's Ajmer district has gone up to 19 as 10 more bodies being recovered from under the rubble on Sunday. According to official sources, all the persons, who were missing since the blast in Beawar town on Friday night, have been accounted for. However, the administration will continue with the rescue operations, involvin...

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Choco lava cake hot favourite among lovebirds

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Lovebirds indulged in some sugary goodness, including choco lava cake, on Valentine's Day, reveals a survey. According to findings derived from Swiggy's order analysis for Valentine's Day on February 14 and eight Wednesdays before that, love-struck Indians stuck to their favourites, the most shareable pizza and fries, as their order increased sharply by 55 per ce...

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PNB fraud: ED raids over 45 locations in 15 cities

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday conducted searches at over 45 more locations in 15 cities across India in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said. The agency raided 10 places in Bengaluru, seven in Delhi, five each in Kolkata and Mumbai, four each in Chandigarh and Hyderabad, three each in Patna and Lucknow, tw...

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9 killed in Rajasthan LPG cylinder blast, Rs 2 lakh ex gratia announced

Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) At least nine persons were killed and 18 others injured when two LPG cylinders exploded at a wedding in Beawar in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, police said on Saturday. According to police, six persons were referred to a hospital in Ajmer while 12 were referred to the district hospital in Beawar. Police said one Surendra Kumar Parecha had organised celebration...

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Automobile beauties grace Delhi roads at vintage car rally

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) From a 1903 Humberette owned by Abbas Jasdanwalla from Mumbai to an array of Rolls Royce's, including the 1908 Silver Ghost, the 1930 Phantom II, the 1938 Phantom III and the 1965 Silver Cloud III, the 8th edition of The 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally and Concours Show 2018 showcased the most beautiful creations from from the world of automobiles. ...

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9 killed in Rajasthan LPG cylinder blast

Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) At least nine persons have been killed and 18 others injured after two LPG cylinders exploded at a wedding function in Beawar in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, police said. The incident took place on late Friday night. According to police, six persons were referred to a hospital in Ajmer while 12 were referred to the district hospital in Beawar. Police said one...

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CBI files fresh FIRs in $1.8 bn fraud case against Gitanjali Group directors

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The CBI on Friday registered fresh FIRs against 10 directors of the Gitanjali Group of companies based on a complaint registered by the Punjab National Bank in a multi-crore fraud case and questioned four bank officials in connection with the case, an official said. The FIR has also named two former bank employees who were said to be directly involved in the frau...

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Padman to be tax-free in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Feb 16 (IANS) Hindi film Padman will be made tax-free in Rajasthan as it gives a social message, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced on Friday. The film, released on February 9, has been directed by R. Balki and stars Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor. The Chief Minister spoke at an event to felicitate her and organised by Anganwadi workers. --IANS<...

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