Rajasthan

Rare leaf-nosed bats sighted after 37 yrs

JODHPUR: With an extinction record of 37 years, an specie of the bats aboriginal to the Thar desert, has been re-sighted by a group of zoological researchers.Identified as Hipposideros Fulvus (a leaf-nosed bat), the bat has been found roosting in ancient caves at Daijar near Jodhpur. The colony was found during a routine sighting survey in these …

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Rajasthan government fails to get SC stay on Special Backward Classes quota

JAIPUR: In a major setback to the state government, the Supreme Court on Friday did not grant stay on the Rajasthan High Court judgment which struck down 5% Special Backward Classes (SBC) reservation. However, it got some relief as the court said the government should not disturb people who had already got admission in educational …

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SHRC seeks views from public on live-in relationship

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has raised many issues related to live-in relationships which are now slowly spreading to the urban areas of our society. The commission has invited suggestions from the public on issues arising out of this new phenomenon which has been given sanction by the Supreme Court in the Protection of Women …

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CBI conducts search at Kendriya Vidyalaya over fin irregularities

JAIPUR: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and vigilance unit of Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) in a joint operation on Friday carried out surprise searches at KV-3 to probe allegation of financial irregularities by the school staff. CBI and vigilance team reached Jhalana Doongari-based branch of KV on Friday afternoon and recovered several files and documents related to financial management of …

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Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation to shift bus stop from Narain Singh Circle

JAIPUR: Soon, commuters will not be facing frequent traffic jams at Narain Singh Circle. Chief secretary O P Meena has directed the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation(RSRTC) to shift the bus stop from this circle to Transport Nagar area. Corporation’s managing director Rajesh Yadav said, “Directions have been given to shift the bus stop from Narain Singh Circle …

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SC quota order a setback to Rajasthan

The Supreme Court’s interim order on Friday for maintenance of status quo in employment and admission to educational institutions for the Special Backward Classes (SBCs), including Gujjars, has come as a setback to the Rajasthan government. The BJP government has been giving assurances on safeguarding the quota. While refusing to stay the …

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Court sta on power sub -station construction in Barmer

JAISALMER: The construction of a power sub-station on 400 bighas of pasture land in Korna gram panchayat under Panchpadra tehsil of Barmer has been stopped after a bench of justice Raghvendra S Rathore and justice Satyawan Singh put a stay on this construction on January 25 and served notice to the district administration and state electricity board seeking reply. Barmer …

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Pak spy arrested for passing strategic info to ISI

JAIPUR/JAISALMER: Rajasthan police on Thursday arrested suspected Pakistani spy Sadiq Khan for allegedly sharing vital strategic information about deployment of Indian troops to his Pakistani handlers. Sleuths of state intelligence and security agencies told TOI that Khan also clicked photographs of strategic locations in west Rajasthan and was caught while trying to flee from India. Khan has been …

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Govt to safeguard jobs of SBC candidates: Rajendra Rathore

JAIPUR: The cabinet sub-committee monitoring the reservation demand of Special Backward Classes (SBC), which includes Gujjars, said on Thursday that the community’s quota would be safeguarded in all ongoing recruitments by different departments. The sub-committee, which comprises cabinet ministers Arun Chaturvedi, Rajendra Rathore and Hem Singh Bhadana, said the government would make efforts to grant appointments to …

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Rape survivor to challenge acquittal of Babu Lal Nagar in court

JAIPUR: The woman who had accused former minister Babu Lal Nagar of rape has decided to challenge the lower court order of acquitting the minister in the high court. The woman told TOI that the prosecution deliberately failed to present the merit of the case. Nagar was acquitted of rape charges by …

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