Sachin Saini is Special Correspondent for Rajasthan. He covers politics, tourism, forest, home, panchayati raj and rural development, and development journalism.
Articles by Sachin Saini
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
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
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.
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.
Updated on May 09, 2023 04:57 AM IST
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
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
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
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”
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
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
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 12:16 AM IST
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
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.
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)
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
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
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
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 12:05 AM IST
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
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
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.
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 12:14 AM IST
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
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
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.
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.
Updated on Mar 22, 2023 03:38 AM IST
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
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.
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 08:16 AM IST
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
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.
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 07:37 AM IST
BySachin Saini, 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.
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.
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.
Updated on Feb 22, 2023 05:08 AM IST
ByLeena Dhankhar and Sachin Saini, Jaipur/gurugram