Sachin Saini

Sachin Saini is Special Correspondent for Rajasthan. He covers politics, tourism, forest, home, panchayati raj and rural development, and development journalism.

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Sachin Pilot threatens agitation if action not taken on his demands by month-end

The public meeting marked the completion of Pilot’s five-day foot march from Ajmer to Jaipur over “inaction” by the state government

Congress leader Sachin Pilot with supporters during his ‘Jan Sangharsh Yatra’, in Jaipur. (PTI photo)
Updated on May 15, 2023 05:24 PM IST

Congress’ Karnataka win is people’s response to BJP’s politics of religion: Gehlot

Voting for the Karnataka assembly elections was held on May 10 and the counting of votes is underway. Congress has so far won 107 seats and is leading on 29 more

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (File Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2023 07:00 PM IST

Pilot announces foot march, sharpens attack on Gehlot

He cited Gehlot’s speech in Dholpur on Sunday and said it seems the chief minister’s leader is not Sonia Gandhi but his predecessor, Vasundhara Raje.

Jaipur: Congress leader Sachin Pilot addresses a press conference at his residence, in Jaipur, Tuesday, May 9, 2023.(PTI)
Updated on May 09, 2023 02:25 PM IST

3 civilians killed as IAF MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan

Three women were killed after a MiG-21 Bison fighter jet crashed into a house near Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh on Monday morning, officials said.

Local residents gather at the site of the IAF's MiG-21 fighter aircraft crash in Rajasthan on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on May 09, 2023 04:57 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Raje, two other BJP leaders helped ensure my govt wasn’t toppled: Ashok Gehlot

In July 2020, then deputy CM Sachin Pilot and 18 other party MLAs revolted against Gehlot’s leadership

Ashok Gehlot’s remarks came a day after Pilot, who represents the Tonk assembly constituency, said he would continue to fight against corruption. (file)
Updated on May 08, 2023 01:04 AM IST

Election commission should ban prime minister’s campaigning in Karnataka: Gehlot

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged the people of Karnataka to say ‘Jai Bajrangbali’ when they cast their vote to “punish” the Congress for its “culture of abuse”, as the BJP stepped up attack on the opposition party over its election manifesto promise of banning the Bajrang Dal

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (Twitter Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2023 05:03 PM IST

Rajasthan: NCTA approves relocation of tigresses from Ranthambore

The tigress was shifted to MHTR in 2019, and a tiger T-110 was shifted in 2022 from RTR. In 2018, the tiger relocation plan was altered due to pressure built by the previous government

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2023 01:07 PM IST

Congress leaders sacrificed their lives fighting terrorism: Ashok Gehlot

This development comes the same day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged that Congress’s history is about “appeasing terror and terrorists”

CM Ashok Gehlot addressing media persons in Mangaluru. (HT photo)
Updated on May 02, 2023 05:20 PM IST

BJP party of lies, Congress coming to power in Karnataka: Ashok Gehlot

Addressing media persons in Bengaluru ahead of the state assembly elections, Gehlot took a swipe at prime minister Narendra Modi saying the PM in 2014 made a number of accusations against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government such as the 2G spectrum or coal gate scam to taint the image of the then ruling government

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (centre) campaigning for Congress in Karnataka (Twitter/@ashokgehlot51)
Updated on May 01, 2023 07:49 PM IST

Rajasthan outlines plan for gig workers’ welfare

The cess to be levied on consumers is likely to be 1% of the total value of the service or delivery (such as a taxi ride or a food order), a top government official aware of the matter indicated

HT Image
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 12:16 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Gehlot downplays tussle with Pilot, asks media not to make people fight

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy, Sachin Pilot, have been at loggerheads since Congress formed the government in the state in 2018

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot at a function in Jaipur on Monday. (Twitter)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 12:45 PM IST

Shekhawat named as accused: Rajasthan cops on Sanjivani society case

The Rajasthan high court has given three weeks time to the state government to file its reply.

Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 06:28 PM IST

Tigress spotted with her cubs in Rajasthan’s Dholpur: Officials

Dholpur Tiger Reserve (DTR) will be the state’s fifth and country’s 53rd tiger reserve after approval from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)

Tigress T-117 was spotted with three cubs in a camera trap (HT Photo/Sourced)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 04:57 PM IST

Bharatpur murder case: Two more arrested from Rajasthan

The charred bodies of the two cousins (Junaid, 35 and Nasir, 27), were found inside a vehicle in Haryana’s Bhiwani district on February 16

The charred bodies of the two men were found inside a vehicle in Haryana’s Bhiwani district on February 16. (PTI file image)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 04:02 PM IST

Can the fight between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot be resolved?

As the Congress meets on Thursday to find a solution for the poll-bound state, here’s a brief history of its trouble in Rajasthan

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot addresses a joint press conference with Congress leader Sachin Pilot in Jaipur on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Apr 13, 2023 06:36 PM IST

Pilot takes on CM Gehlot again, will fast over graft

The announcement represents yet another flare-up between Pilot and Gehlot, who have had several public spats over the last three years in a simmering rift that threatens to split the Congress open in Rajasthan

Congress leader Sachin Pilot in Jaipur on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 12:05 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Pilot to go on hunger strike for action against ‘corruption’ during BJP rule in Raj

Pilot said, while in the opposition during the previous Raje-led government in the state, Congress had raised voices about scams worth ₹45,000 crore and promised to investigate these scams in a fair manner and punish the guilty

Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot (ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 05:15 PM IST

Rajasthan to appeal in SC against 2008 Jaipur serial blast case acquittal: CM

The Rajasthan government has also decided to terminate the services of additional advocate general Rajendra Yadav, who was appointed to appear in the case

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot held a high-level meeting at his residence in Jaipur late on Friday night. (HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 01, 2023 01:35 PM IST

Raj HC acquits all accused in 2008 Jaipur serial blast case

On May 13, 2008, Jaipur was rocked by a series of blasts as bombs went off one after another at Manak Chawk Khanda, Chandpole Gate, Badi Chaupad, Chhoti Chaupad, Tripolia Gate, Johri Bazar and Sanganeri Gate. The explosions left 71 people dead and 185 injured. Nine ammonium nitrate bombs strapped to bicycles went off within a span of 25 minutes — between 7.20pm and 7.45pm — in the crowded areas. One live bomb was recovered near Ramchandra Temple which was defused by a bomb disposal squad.

The Rajasthan high court on Wednesday acquitted all the accused in the 2008 serial Jaipur blast case (HT File)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 12:14 AM IST
By, Jaipur

4 men sentenced to death for 2008 Jaipur serial blasts acquitted by high court

Of the 13 people initially accused of the Jaipur serial blasts that killed 71 people, only four men were convicted. On Wednesday, the Rajasthan high court acquitted them

Jaipur blasts: Additional advocate general Rajesh Mehrishi said the Rajasthan high court acquitted the four due to lack of evidence and lapses in the investigation. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 06:51 PM IST

BJP leader CP Joshi appointed as Rajasthan’s new party president

CP Joshi was Zila Parishad member from 1994-95 and 1995-96 and up-pradhan from Bhadesar panchayat samiti from 2005-10

This development comes months ahead of the assembly elections in the state later this year. (HT sourced photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 07:04 PM IST

Amid protests, Raj assembly passes Right to Health Bill

Commenting on the agitation by private doctors, the minister said that all the suggestions have been accepted in the report of the select committee, be it of the committee members or doctors.

Water canons being used to disperse private hospital doctors during a protest against health bill, in Jaipur on Tuesday. (Agencies)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 04:06 PM IST
BySachin Saini I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Jaipur

Rajasthan clears Right to Health Bill amid protests

The people of Rajasthan will be entitled to emergency care in private hospitals without any prepayment, and if they are unable to pay the bill, the government will reimburse the hospitals, according to the Rajasthan Right to Health Bill.

Police use water cannons to disperse protesting doctors in Jaipur on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 22, 2023 03:38 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Right to health bill passed in Rajasthan assembly

The bill states that the patient during emergency treatment such as accidents, and any other emergency decided by state health authority will be treated without prepayment of requisite fee

The bill was introduced in assembly last September but it was sent to the select committee. (Representative file image)
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 06:24 PM IST

Ashok Gehlot announces 19 new districts in Rajasthan: ‘It helps in…’

Fulfilling a long-standing demand from Congress legislators, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday announced 19 new districts in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 08:16 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Rajasthan Cabinet approves Bill for tackling organised crime

The bill is expected to be introduced during the ongoing assembly session and seeks to check organised crime

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 10:13 AM IST

Charred bodies, blood stains in 2nd car are of victims: IGP on Bhiwani murders

The findings for the first time link the remains to the two victims and connect the second car – which was found at a gaushala – to the crime.

Last week, Rajasthan Police recovered a Mahindra Scorpio, which they believed was used in the killing of two men.
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 07:37 AM IST
By, Suresh Foujdar

Monu Manesar, others still under lens in Bhiwani murders: Rajasthan Police

Apart from nine people whose names have been released by Rajasthan Police in the alleged murder of two Muslim men from Bharatpur in Haryana’s Bhiwani district last week, more than a dozen others are under scanner for their possible role in the case.

The charred bodies of the two men – Junaid (35) and Nasir (27) – who were cousins, were found inside a vehicle in Haryana’s Bhiwani district on February 16. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 24, 2023 04:54 AM IST
BySachin Saini and Suresh Foujdar

Bhiwani killings handiwork of two vigilante gangs: Police

The Rajasthan Police have released the names of eight cow vigilantes, apart from the one man already arrested, they have identified as allegedly responsible for the murder of two Muslim men from Bharatpur, who were found charred to death in a vehicle in Haryana’s Bhiwani on February 16.

Charred remains of a vehicle where bodies of two Muslim men were found at Loharu in Bhiwani district of Haryana. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 23, 2023 04:57 AM IST
BySachin Saini and Suresh Foujdar, Jaipur/bharatpur

Car used by accused in Bhiwani killings recovered: Police

Rajasthan Police said on Tuesday that they have recovered a Mahindra Scorpio vehicle that they believe was used in the killing of two men whose charred bodies were found inside a burnt vehicle in Haryana’s Bhiwani district on February 16.

Charred remains of a vehicle where bodies of two Muslim men were found at Loharu in Bhiwani district of Haryana. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2023 05:08 AM IST
ByLeena Dhankhar and Sachin Saini, Jaipur/gurugram
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