Rajasthan

D B Gupta is Rajasthan’s new chief secretary

D B Gupta is Rajasthan's new chief secretary

JAIPUR: After a suspense that extended till late night, 1983 batch IAS officer Devendra Bushan Gupta was announced as the chief secretary of the state. He succeeds Nihal Chand Goel, who retired on Monday. He is the sixth chief secretary in four years of the present BJP government. He will also hold the post of …

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Rajasthan withdraws NOC issued to Vidyashram school

Rajasthan withdraws NOC issued to Vidyashram school

JAIPUR: The state government on Monday withdrew the no objection certificate (NOC) issued to the Vidyashramschool in Jaipur for affiliation to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for violation of the RajasthanSchools (Fee Regulation) Act, 2016. The decision will have serious implications on the future of about 2,500 students studying in the school. …

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Two communities clash over Dalit groom riding horse in Bhilwara

Two communities clash over Dalit groom riding horse in Bhilwara

AJMER: Bhilwara police on Monday arrested seven people of Goverdhanpura village who forced a Dalit groom to step down from a horse at his wedding procession in Hatai(Panchayat centre) of the village. There was a clash on this matter in which four people were hurt and one seriously injured who was referred to …

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Farms to be searched for curbing oxytocin misuse: Health department

Farms to be searched for curbing oxytocin misuse: Health department

JAIPUR: Health department’s drug controllers have sent out a message to those selling oxytocin illegally by filing FIR against three persons in Jaipur and Ajmer as they seized oxytocin injections from their possession. Drug controller Rajaram Sharma said, “We have checked more than 100 dairy farms in the state in past few days to …

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No respite from heat; Bundi hottest at 46.5 degree celsius

No respite from heat; Bundi hottest at 46.5 degree celsius

JAIPUR: There was no respite from the heat wave conditions across the state for the third consecutive day on Sunday. Be it early morning or afternoon, majority of places witnessed a rise in their minimum and maximum temperatures. Bundi remained hottest in the state where a maximum temperature of 46.5 …

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Once upon a time in Ajmer, Asaram was a ‘tongawala’

Once upon a time in Ajmer, Asaram was a ‘tongawala’

AJMER: Accused of rape, Asaram has a bit of history, tucked away in Ajmer, during his struggles to make a living as a youth. Before reinventing himself as a spiritual guru, he went by the name Asumal Sindhi and was a ‘tongawala’, carrying pilgrims from the railway station to Dargah Sharif. …

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Rajasthan University plans to temporarily stop admissions

Rajasthan University plans to temporarily stop admissions

JAIPUR: Academic council of Rajasthan University (RU) on Monday proposed to temporarily stop the admissions in the five year law, three year evening law college and M.Ed from this year. There have been controversies around the law courses in the university as the faculty was not permanent as per the Bar Council of India guidelines. Bhupendra …

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Rajasthan loan waiver scheme set in motion

Rajasthan loan waiver scheme set in motion

Special camps will be organised for distributing certificates The Rajasthan government’s Cooperative Department on Friday set in motion the scheme for loan waiver up to ₹50,000 each for farmers, announced by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in this year’s Budget. Special camps will be organised across the State for distributing loan …

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Meet the first visually impaired judge of Rajasthan

Meet the first visually impaired judge of Rajasthan

AJMER: Like any other judge, 31-year-old Brahmananda Sharma refers to the court proceedings several times over. However, like them, he does not read through the notes. The first visually impaired judge of Rajasthan, instead, listens to the recorded proceedings. A civil judge and judicial magistrate of Sarwar town of Ajmer district, who …

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PM’s help sought for water in drying Pushkar lake

PM’s help sought for water in drying Pushkar lake

AJMER: Priests and local people of Pushkar have asked Prime Minister Narender Modi to intervene in the matter of the drying Pushkar Sarovar, as it is hampering feelings of devotees who come to Pushkar. The pond is gradually drying and there is no alternative for filling the 19 tanks constructed on the …

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