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Communal clashes erupt in Jodhpur; 51 detained, 2 cops injured

According to the police, the clashes broke out over the installation of two new gates at an Eidgah near Rajaram Circle.

The mob set a local shop ablaze and vandalised two cars, including a police van (Twitter/ video screengrab)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 04:16 PM IST
ByDinesh Bothra ,

A salty survival story from a scalding Rajasthan summer

Uzman and other salt miners in Phalodi endure scorching temperatures to extract salt, facing risks and health issues, with little support or safety measures.

Rajasthan is India’s third largest salt-producing state. But unlike Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, much of its extraction comes from saline groundwater found in Phalodi, and the Sambhar lake. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 06:08 AM IST
By, Reen Malar (phalodi)

NEET row changes the success definition in Kota; Students focus on alternatives

NEET scores controversy have made many of the candidates worried about their admission in an medical college due to intense competition for high ranks.

NEET row changes the success definition in Kota; Students focus on alternatives(PTI)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 08:18 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Amid NEET row, uncertainty in Kota

The high scores and allegations of the paper being leaked, and the disclosure by NTA about grace marks have prompted a slew of public interest litigations

Members of various student organisations stage a protest against the alleged irregularities in the NEET-UG 2024 entrance exam result, in New Delhi, on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 05:03 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Rajasthan to review OBC reservation of 14 Muslim communities, says minister

Rajasthan social justice and empowerment minister Avinash Gehlot said Congress governments granted OBC reservations to those 14 Muslim communities based on their appeasement politics

Rajasthan social justice and empowerment minister Avinash Gehlot. (File Photo)
Published on May 25, 2024 05:00 PM IST

Rajasthan: 2 brothers sentenced to death for burning alive minor girl after rape

The judge also noted the case is one of the “rarest of the rare category” and therefore the accused does not deserve any leniency for the heinous crime

Around 43 witnesses were also examined during the trial. (Representative file photo)
Published on May 20, 2024 03:50 PM IST

Kota hostels yet to take steps to check suicides by students

Around 300 hostels in Kota, Rajasthan, have yet to install mandated anti-suicide devices on ceiling fans, amid rising student suicides.

Students from around the country arrive in Kota in huge numbers after completing Class X, and register in residential test-prep institutes. They also enroll in schools, most of which are largely for purposes of certification. (HT File)
Updated on May 13, 2024 07:34 AM IST

Organ transplantation case: Jaipur police arrest two doctors of Fortis

Two doctors Jitendra Goswami, a nephrologist, and Sandeep Gupta, an urologist, at the Fortis Escorts Hospital were arrested.

 (Representative Photo)
Published on May 12, 2024 11:30 AM IST

Rajasthan assembly speaker demands ASI survey in Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

The demand comes amid claims by a delegation of Jain monks that a Sanskrit school and a temple had once existed at the site of the historic Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra in Ajmer

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is an ASI-protected monument located nearly 500 metres away from the Ajmer Sharif Dargah. (File)
Published on May 11, 2024 06:21 PM IST

3 Raj hospitals under lens for 184 illegal organ transplants last year

Three private hospitals in Jaipur has been under the scanner for conducting 184 organ transplant operations in 2023 on the basis of fake no-objection certificates (NOCs)

The police also suspect that the racket flourished since 2021, and till last month. (Getty Images)
Updated on May 03, 2024 07:18 AM IST

My First Vote: ‘We need better policies to fix poor education, unemployment’

18 million people will vote for the first time in 2024. In a series, HT looks at their issues, hopes, grouses

My First Vote: ‘We need better policies to fix poor education, unemployment’
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 09:26 AM IST

Lack of water, road and health facilities plague Jaipur Rural

Jaipur Rural constituency comprises 2,180,156 voters, of whom 1,143,145 are men, 1,037,003 are women and eight are from the third gender community

HT Image
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 07:22 PM IST
BySenjuti Sengupta I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Jaipur

Another Kota suicide sounds alarm as deaths continue despite panels, measures, guidelines

According to data from the Rajasthan Police, 15 students died by suicide in 2022, and the number peaked alarmingly in 2023, reaching 27 through the year

According to data from the Rajasthan Police, 15 students died by suicide in 2022 (PTI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 08:06 AM IST
By, Jaipur

6 trains cancelled as 4 Sabarmati-Agra superfast coaches derail near Ajmer

Rescue teams and top officials rushed to the spot and were working on to get the engine and derailed coaches back on the track

Restoration work underway after the derailment. (PTI)
Published on Mar 18, 2024 09:59 AM IST

Former ministers, MLAs join BJP ahead of Lok Sabha polls in Rajasthan

Rajasthan chief minister Bhajanlal Sharma said the Congress that reigned the country over the decades post-independence only cheated the public

Rajasthan chief minister Bhajanlal Sharma, state BJP president C P Joshi and Union minister Bhupendra Yadav welcomed the Congress leaders to the BJP at the party’s state office in Jaipur. (Image posted on X by Bhajanlal Sharma)
Updated on Mar 10, 2024 06:52 PM IST

16-year-old JEE aspirant found dead in Rajasthan’s Kota; suicide suspected

In a note he purportedly left for his father, the teenager said he was unable to pursue the Joint Entrance Examination preparatory course

Police said the teenager was studying in Kota for the past year. (Getty Images/Representative)
Updated on Mar 09, 2024 01:46 AM IST

Kota sets up panel to monitor execution of guidelines in hostels

Kota: The panel will visit hostels, other rented accommodations daily to monitor the execution of govt guidelines

The district administration also sealed two hostels this month over violations of guidelines. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 04:57 AM IST

18-year-old girl student, preparing for JEE, dies by suicide in Rajasthan’s Kota

This is the second such incident within a week in Kota, where children come from across the country to prepare for competitive tests. Last year, 27 students allegedly committed suicide here

According to police, in a note which was recovered from the victim’s room, she called herself a loser and also said sorry to her parents. (Representative Image)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 05:49 PM IST

Rajasthan sets up SIT to catch Gogamedi’s killers, says suspects identified

Gogamedi, who headed a splinter group of the Sri Rajput Karni Sena, was shot dead by the two armed men in the drawing room of his house on Tuesday

Jaipur: Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena supporters shout slogans during a protest against the killing of their leader Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, in Jaipur (PTI)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 05:14 PM IST

BJP wins 50 seats where women voted more than men, Congress bags 30

In around 41,006 rural booths in 33 districts in the state, identified by the election department, women voted higher in around 19 districts than men while the corresponding figure was 6 in urban areas

Around 74.72% women voted this time in Rajasthan, up from 74.67% in 2018 (File Photo)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 07:11 PM IST

Rajasthan assembly election: Only 9 of 25 Gehlot’s ministers win

CM Gehlot, who remained a five-time MLA from Jodhpur’s Sardarpura seat since 1998, retained his stronghold for the sixth time, defeating the BJP’s fresh face– JNVU professor Mahendra Rathore at over 26,000 votes

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 06:45 PM IST

Assembly elections: 68.24% voter turnout recorded in Rajasthan till 5pm

The highest polling was recorded in Jaisalmer district (76.57%) while the lowest polling was recorded in Pali (60.71%)

While Alwar’s Tijara witnessed the highest turnout of around 80.85%, the lowest was seen in Pali’s Sumerpur with 57.81%. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2023 07:40 PM IST

Rajasthan assembly election: Stage all set, polling to begin at 7 AM tomorrow

The state with 51,756 polling stations comprises around 52,538,659 voters- of whom -27,358,965 are men and 25,179,694 are women

Polling will be held from 7am to 6pm in 199 out of 200 constituencies amid tight security arrangements (Representative Photo)
Published on Nov 24, 2023 06:18 PM IST

Six royal family members from BJP and Congress in Rajasthan poll arena

In their manifestos, the two main parties in the contest – the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress – catered to a wide range of economic groups

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2023 05:52 AM IST

6 policemen dead in road accident in Rajasthan

Six police officers were killed and one injured in a car accident in Rajasthan's Churu district. The officers were en route to a public rally for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid hitting a nilgai.

HT Image
Updated on Nov 20, 2023 05:52 AM IST
By, Jaipur

6 cops on way to duty at PM’s rally dies as car rams into truck in Rajasthan

Police said the team from Nagaur’s Khinwsar police station was heading towards Jhunjhunu for their scheduled duty at the rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday

The police team’s car rammed into a parked truck between 5.30am and 6am on NH-58 near Kanota checkpost on Sunday. (Representative Image)
Published on Nov 19, 2023 05:11 PM IST

I-T raids 8 places linked to Rajasthan minister; Cong targets central agencies

Congress, which is in a direct contest with the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state, has raised concerns about the timing of the central agencies’ actions

Udailal Anjana said, “Why are ED and I-T conducting raids ahead of the elections? I did not receive any notice or call from the I-T about this” (ANI)
Updated on Oct 29, 2023 12:13 AM IST
By, Jaipur

83 students in 223 Kota hostels severely depressed, say experts

The primary factors behind the deaths are the failure to cope with daily classes and the highly competitive environment.

Over the years, Kota has turned into a coaching factory of sorts(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2023 04:45 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Delhi Police summon Gehlot’s OSD for interrogation in phone tapping case

Sharma was summoned a day before the Delhi high court was due to hear on Wednesday Delhi Police’s plea against an interim order staying any coercive action against him

The Delhi Police booked Sharma in March 2021. (X)
Published on Oct 10, 2023 11:35 AM IST

Behind women’s quota in local body polls, tales of patriarchy, proxy candidates

Many women in local politics still rely on their male family members to run affairs. Poor women's education and deep-rooted patriarchy contribute to this issue.

30 years after the 73rd amendment, while there have been benefits, there is also evidence on the ground that there is a long road to emancipation.(HT file (representative image))
Updated on Oct 10, 2023 04:50 AM IST
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