Keyword : Rajasthan

No to ‘thumb rule’, but what about inclusiveness?

If you have more than two children, don’t have a functional toilet in your house and haven’t passed Class 8 (Class 5 for reserved areas), sorry, you are disqualified from contesting an

Rajasthan farmer commits suicide as Kejriwal holds rally

Politicians never learn especially Indian politicians about propriety.  A farmer committed suicide during AAP`s rally in Delhi against the controversial land acquisition bill and the political

Women power drives India’s newest Metro in Jaipur

Meena Soni, Monika Mittal, Kusum Kanwar,  Jyoti Rani and Yogita are common girls names in India. However, they stand for uncommon principle in normally traditional Rajasthan. These women are g

Rajasthan to auction lignite, limestone blocks soon

With Rajasthan looking to increase land under mining from 0.54% to 1.5%, increase revenue from such activities as well as raise the number of minerals to be mined from 57 to 79, it is going auction

Why bring Dawood in Lalit Modi debate?

As the cacophony over Lalit Modi hits unbearable decibels, the arguments and comments are becoming irrational or say childishly pedestrian. Gurudas Kamat, AICC general secretary and

Rajasthan set to become top solar energy producer

The desert state will also be solar state soon. Rajasthan is set to achieve solar power generation leadership with an installed capacity of 1,167 megawatt against Gujarat`s 1,000 mw capacity. Cost

Vasundhara Raje and Lalit Modi are business partners, says Cong with proof

Unrelenting in its attacks, the Congress party on Monday alleged that Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and Lalit Modi were business partners. Lalit Modi and Vasundhara Raje c

Nitish plays DNA politics while his govt denies health care even for the new-born

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar should study a recent report on his state and rework his priorities for the election promises. Instead of targeting prime minister Narendar Modi for his DNA remark

Ban lifted on Jain ritual of voluntary fasting to death

The supreme court has stayed Rajasthan high court`s order declaring Santhara, a Jain ritual of voluntary and systematic fasting to death, as a criminal offence and issued a notice to centre and the

Haryana sets minimum qualifications for panchayat poll candidates

Haryana become the second state after Rajasthan to fix educational and other qualifications for the candidates contesting panchayat elections. The state Assembly on Monday passed a bill, fixing the

Meat ban spreads: After Mumbai, Rajasthan says no and J&K court bans beef

India is witnessing food politics. When more than 30% of the population cannot afford one full meal a day, communities are out to ban food items. Amid the controversy in Mumbai over

Meat ban leaves bad taste and tweets pour

An avalanche of ban on meat lead to a deluge of protest and outrage.  And as expected, this was was mainly vented on Twitter, the outraged`s favorite social media platform. Some of it was funn

Supreme court’s help sought to ease commuters problems in national capital region

The Centre has urged the Supreme Court to direct Delhi and its bordering areas like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan to fully implement the reciprocal common transport agreement that had been s

Rajasthan to keep unspent money with finance corporation

Unspent money of the state`s different ventures would now be kept with the Rajasthan State Power Finance Corporation Limited instead of the banks. The corporation, which will be rechristened as R

Fight against child labour

Glittering zari sarees bring to mind wedding and other festive occasions. But now when I look at a beautiful glittering saree, I can see the lost childhood of so many children embroidered in it.

SC rules in favour of Rajasthan street vendors

The Supreme Court has disposed of an appeal after the Additional Advocate General of State of Rajasthan gave an undertaking to comply with Section 21 of the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood

Cow vigilantism: Why Naqvi`s explanation is not convincing

 Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has dismissed cow vigilantism that led to one person being killed, when he said in parliament that no such incident has taken place. Here is the r

RSGL, GAIL Gas to set up gas infra in Rajasthan

In a significant step towards setting up of retail gas infrastructure in Rajasthan and opening CNG corridors to connect key cities, a business transfer agreement (BTA) was signed between Rajastha

A lesson in water management

Water is an essential element for the sustenance of life. It is chiefly for this reason that the effective management of this precious resource is vital. With advancements in science and technology

BJP suffers from by-poll jinx ahead of 2019

It seems that the road ahead to 2019 elections is not going to be a smooth one for the BJP. In the past six months, the party has conclusively lost in every by-poll to Lok Sabha. Wednesday’s

Wait and watch

The dates for the polls in five states have been announced: Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Mizoram will have new governments by the end of the year. A few short months the

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