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Rajasthan: NGO head held over ‘threat’ to public servants, family says framed

Police in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district have arrested a 62-year-old man, state president of an NGO called ‘Public Against Corruption Society Rajasthan’, for charges including allegedly threatening public servants, misbehaving with women healthcare workers and disobedience of order of a public servant. Family members of 62-year-old Devendra Singh Faujdar allege that he has been ‘framed’ in […]

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Rajasthan Congress MLA Hemaram Choudhary meets Sachin Pilot

Congress MLA Hemaram Choudhary, who had sent his resignation to the Rajasthan assembly speaker, met former deputy CM Sachin Pilot at the latter’s residence here on Friday. The MLA from Barmer’s Gudhamalani constituency was among 19 legislators who had rebelled against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot under Pilot’s leadership last year. Choudhary, considered close to Pilot, […]

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In black fungus wards in Rajasthan, many end up losing vision amid injection shortage, rising patient numbers

Fifty-nine-year-old Hasina Bano lost vision in both her eyes within just a month. Her hands latch on to her two sons, Mohammed Sajid and Oman Ansari, as they help her into a wheelchair inside the ward designated for mucormycosis patients at the government MBS hospital in Kota district. “Black fungus ho gaya tha inhe (She […]

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Five children die after getting trapped inside grain storage container in Rajasthan

Eight children died in two separate incidents in Rajasthan, police said on Sunday. In a tragic incident, five children suffocated to death after they jumped into a grain storage container while playing at Himmatasar village in Bikaner district on Sunday. According to police, the container was almost empty and the children jumped into it one […]

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Rajasthan ex-health minister holds meeting of Muslim leaders, denies show of strength

Amid growing discontent among Muslims with the Rajasthan government, former Health Minister and Rajya Sabha MP Aimaduddin Ahmad Khan on Sunday brought together Muslim MLAs, newly-elected councillors to local bodies, as well as influential members of the community at his residence. While the programme is being seen as a show of strength by Khan, and […]

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Rajasthan universal health scheme to begin May 1: CM Ashok Gehlot

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday announced that his government’s much anticipated Universal Health Scheme (UHS) will be launched on May 1 this year. In his reply to the budget debate in the Assembly, Gehlot said that it will be named Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Yojana. In his budget speech on February 24, Gehlot had announced UHS […]

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Rajasthan: Woman admitted in hospital ICU sexually assaulted, male nurse held

A woman admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a private hospital in Jaipur has been allegedly sexually assaulted by a male nurse, police said on Wednesday. The accused was arrested on rape charges on Tuesday evening on the complaint of the victim’s husband, they said. “The woman was admitted to the ICU where […]

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Capitalising on farmer protests, political parties in Rajasthan eye Jat vote, hope to dent BJP’s support base

As protests against the three farm laws have spread across several districts of Rajasthan where kisan mahapanchayats are being organised, political parties are eying to increase their support base among the Jat community, which constitutes the largest population among the farming class in the state. Traditionally voters of the Congress party, the Jat community’s shifting […]

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