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1 more die of swine flu in Jodhpur, 15 test positive in Rajasthan

1 more die of swine flu in Jodhpur, 15 test positive in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Within 48 hours of chief minister directing his health department officials to prevent flu, one more patient died of swine flu in Jodhpur on Monday. Jodhpur is the home district of Gehlot. According to health department officials, deaths related to swine flu increased to 221. There are 15 others […]

Minimum education qualification not needed for panchayat polls

Minimum education qualification not needed for panchayat polls

JAIPUR: will once again have direct elections for mayors and chairpersons in urban municipal bodies. The previous government had discontinued the practice that was introduced by the government during 2008-2013. Congress government’s first cabinet meeting held on Saturday also decided to do away with the minimum education qualification required to […]

Rajasthan to reverse BJP orders including civic polls decision

Rajasthan to reverse BJP orders including civic polls decision

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Saturday abolished the condition of a minimum educational qualification to contest local body elections and also decided to set up a committee to frame rules for its farm loan-waiver scheme. The state government will review the decisions taken by the previous BJP-led dispensation in the […]

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh Congmen spar over portfolios

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh Congmen spar over portfolios

New Delhi: The sweet taste of electoral triumph over the BJP in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh is rapidly turning sour as top leaders of the ruling Congress in both these states have locked horns over portfolios and power sharing. In Rajasthan, chief minister Ashok Gehlot assigned nine departments, including the […]

Panic grips hospital after steam pipeline bursts

Panic grips hospital after steam pipeline bursts

JAIPUR: A private hospital witnessed chaos when a pipeline which supplies to laundry burst on Monday morning. The incident happened when chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s wife Sunita Gehlot was attending a programme in the hospital organised for with children suffering from cancer. Smoke engulfed a section of Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer […]

Sachin Pilot hints at another expansion to pacify disgruntled MLAs

Sachin Pilot hints at another expansion to pacify disgruntled MLAs

JAIPUR: Discontent growing among veterans denied ministership in CM ‘s new government, deputy CM on Tuesday hinted at another in the offing. “Every division of the state has representation in the council of ministers. It was the first expansion. Another may happen in some time. Several legislators will get a […]

CM loyalists get 13 ministerial berths

CM loyalists get 13 ministerial berths

JAIPUR: It’s a discretionary right of the chief minister to appoint his cabinet of minister and proximity to has benefitted most legislators who were made ministers on Monday. Even as a handful who are considered to be close to have also managed to find positions, the council majorly displays colours […]

Noisy scenes witnessed at Kaman and Gudhamalani

Noisy scenes witnessed at Kaman and Gudhamalani

ALWAR/JAISALMER: Noisy scenes were witnessed when angry supporters of Zahida Khan, Congress MLA from Kaman and Hemaram Chaudhary from Gudhamalani showed their resentment for not giving the MLAs cabinet berth. At several places in Mewat region and western protests were organised by the supporters who also burnt tyres. Supporters also […]

23 ministers take oath in Rajasthan

23 ministers take oath in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Ashok Gehlot expanded his council of ministers on Monday with 23 ministers, including one from Congress ally Rashtriya Lok Dal, being sworn in at the Raj Bhavan here. Of the 23, 13 are cabinet ministers and 10 ministers of state. Governor Kalyan Singh administrated the to the new ministers […]

Ashok Gehlot government to revive old free medicine scheme fully

Ashok Gehlot government to revive old free medicine scheme fully

JAIPUR: The new Congress government in the state on Friday took steps to revive chief minister ‘s pet project to provide free medicines. The ‘Chief Minister‘s Free Medicine Scheme‘ for all, which was downsized and then put in the cold storage during the previous government, will be ‘reintroduced‘ in the […]