Rajasthan

Rajasthan ACB unearths LED bulbs scam

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday claimed to have unearthed a scam running into crores of rupees involving the sale of LED bulbs from Central Store in the city. It is alleged that LED bulbs were supplied to Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) at an unreasonably high price. The deal was facilitated by a private contractor, ACB …

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24-year-old girl hangs self from ceiling in Lal Kothi

JAIPUR: A 24-year-old girl in Jaipur committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house in city’s Lal Kothi area on Monday morning. According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Barkha, who lived along with her parents in Lal Kothi area. “We had received information at 11.30 am that a girl …

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BSF firepower shooting competition from February 8

JAISALMER: To increase the capability of firepower, all India BSF firepower shooting competition will be held from February 8-11. Over 600 officers along with jawans of all 13 frontiers of BSF deployed at the borders of Pakistan and Bangladesh will demonstrate their firepower in the competition to be held at the newly built Kishangarh filed firing range near …

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Women’s wrestling to be a part of Desert Festival

JAISALMER: This time Desert Festival which will be held here from February 8 till February 10 will be a little different. Women’s wrestling will be organized here for the first time. Kite festival and BSF camel contingent tattoo sh Bhanu Pratap, tourism department’s deputy director confirmed this and said that …

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3 die, 12 hurt as jeep rams into pickup in Alwar district

JAIPUR: Three people diedand 12 others sufferred injured after a jeep collided with a pickup truck near Reni area of Alwar district on Monday early morning. Police said all passengers were residents of Rajgarh village in Alwar and were headed to New Delhi. “There passengers were travelling in a jeep to railway station …

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Nine old people denied pension in Baran

JAIPUR: At least nine old people in Harinagar village of Bhilkhera gram panchayat in Shahabad block of Baran district have not received their monthly pension for over six months. Kalavati, Vimala, Kari, Dolo, Mathura, Raghuvar, Janved, Dhiran and Virmu told social activist Firoz Khan, who often visits the villages in the area, that they had made several trips to the …

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GST to create Rs 36,000 crore software market in MSME segment

JAIPUR: With the GST expected to be rolled out from September this year, there is a scramble among the software providers to have a bigger pie of the MSME segment whose invoicing and tax compliance IT requirements are estimated to create a Rs 36000-crore market. Currently, only 90 lakh dealers out of …

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Doctor found hanging at house in Bundi

JAIPUR: A 35-year-old doctor was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his government allotted house in Bundi on Sunday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Dr Sanket Singhwho was a resident of Madhya Pradesh and was currently posted at a government hospital in Bundi. “We have yet to find any suicide …

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Jaipur Municipal Corporation finalises budget draft for 2017-18

JAIPUR: The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has finalised draft of the budget for financial year 2017-2018, which will be spent to carry out development work in the city. The JMC this year has reduced the budget of Prime Minister’s ambitious smart city project from Rs 50 crore to Rs 20 crore. The corporation will …

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