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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

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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.

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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

Rajasthan government issues order for caste survey

The order came within hours after Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot announced the decision to conduct a caste based survey in the state

Rajasthan will be the second state in the country after Bihar to conduct a caste based survey. (Representative Image)
Published on Oct 08, 2023 02:09 PM IST

New Rajasthan guidelines aim to curb suicides in Kota

Every year, tens of thousands of young people pour into Kota, for its famed institutes preparing students for medical and engineering entrance examinations.

The guidelines are based on the recommendations of a 15-member committee.(AP)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 06:10 AM IST

Rajasthan government issues guidelines for coaching institutes in the state

The state government had set up a 15-member committee headed by education secretary Bhawani Singh Detha and came up with the regulations for coaching institutes

The Rajasthan government has issued guidelines for regulating coaching centres in the state including Kota(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 10:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

NEET aspirant dies by suicide in Kota, 25th case this year

The district administration has issued orders to suspend all tests in coaching centers for the next two months due to the surge in suicides.

No suicide note has been found yet, said the police (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 04:57 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Age bar, refunds: Rajasthan panel's likely steps to stem Kota suicides

The 15-member panel was set up by the Rajasthan government on August 17 against the backdrop of mounting outrage over student suicides in Kota.

Career Point coaching institute for iit jee, aieee, aipmt, state pmt, rpmt and mppmt entrance preparation, Kota Coaching,(File)
Updated on Sep 16, 2023 11:09 AM IST

Kota: 8 died since June 24, at least 45 others appraoched helpline

As an HT analysis of all 23 student suicides in Kota in 2023 showed, more than half involve minors, 12 died by suicide within six months of arriving in town.

Over the years, Kota, over 300km from the state capital of Jaipur, has turned into a coaching factory of sorts, producing toppers of competitive examinations. (File)(Pradeep Gaur/mint)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 12:03 AM IST
By, Jaipur

How Kota became a coaching hub and, then, into an epicentre of student suicides

An HT analysis of the deaths in 2023 shows that more than half of them were minors. Many were either poor or from economically lower middle-class backgrounds.

The town of Kota quite clearly thrives on the student-driven economy. (photo:pradeep gaur/mint)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 07:11 PM IST

Kota’s 23: Mostly minors from small towns who lived for under 6 mths

An overwhelming majority of students that died by suicide are male, were preparing for medical entrance exam, and were from towns and villages in north India.

This year, to date, 23 young people have committed suicide in Kota already, the highest number since 2015 when the government first began compiling this data. (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 05:11 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Kota suicides: Panel suggests preventive measures to de-stress students

Principal secretary (higher and technical education) Bhawani Singh Detha, who has been named as head of the panel, chaired a meeting virtually on Monday to discuss ways to check suicides

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has formed the panel, which is expected to submit its report within 15 days after visiting Kota. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 09:02 AM IST

Gehlot directs to form panel to check student suicides in Kota

According to police records, 21 cases of suicides have been reported among students preparing for competitive exams in Kota district.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 03:55 AM IST

Kota admin’s answer to mental health crisis: Install spring-loaded fans

Springs in these ceiling fans are designed to uncoil the moment it detects a load, effectively detaching the fan from the ceiling, and preventing hangings.

Experts flayed the order and warned such a move will only increase the stigmatisation of students already grappling with fragile mental health.
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 12:58 PM IST
By, Jaipur
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