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Ex-PM Vajpayee’s life sketch to be added in school textbooks

Ex-PM Vajpayee’s life sketch to be added in school textbooks

JAIPUR: State education minister Vasudev Devnani has asserted to include a biography of former Prime Minister in a school textbook. The biography will be included under the policy of adding stories or work of national heroes to evoke nationalism among students. “Vajpayee’s statesmanship has no parallel in the modern India. His life sketch has the immense potential to transform and […]

Dalit families ostracised in Barmer village

Dalit families ostracised in Barmer village

JAISALMER: Nearly 70 Dalit families have been allegedly ostracised by the Rajpurohit community in Kaludi village, in , which also happens to be home to the Barmer Zila Pramukh. Dinesh aka Dana Ram Meghwal, a resident of Kaludi, lodged a complaint with the police station on August 16, saying that the village’s Rajpurohit community has ordered the boycott of 70 […]

Youth gets life term for raping cousin

Youth gets life term for raping cousin

KOTA: A POCSO court in Bundi on Saturday convicted a 23-year-old youth to life term in jail, for repeatedly raping his 14-and-a-half-year-old . The court also imposed a penalty of Rs 20,000 on him. The POCSO court judge in Bundi, Deepak Dubey, convicted Pintu Regar (23), a resident of Jhakmund village under Talera police station of , to life term […]

‘Average rainfall in Rajasthan 9% less than last year’

‘Average rainfall in Rajasthan 9% less than last year’

JAIPUR: Even as monsoon is on the verge of completing its fourth spell, 11 districts in the state have got deficit rainfall. These districts and their farmers might face drought-like situation if the rains continue to evade these areas. The average rainfall of the state is almost 9% less compared to that received till August 18, 2017. Except for east […]

Shastri Nagar ‘kabaristan‘ encroachments removed

Shastri Nagar ‘kabaristan‘ encroachments removed

JAIPUR: Encroachments on the controversial Shastri Nagar graveyard land were removed by the district administration amid tight security on Thursday. A similar drive on the land in 1997 had led to riots in the city, claiming seven lives. For the first time, a drone camera was used in the city to carry out an aerial survey before initiating the anti-encroachment […]

Gajanand struggles to make peace with prison memories

Gajanand struggles to make peace with prison memories

JAIPUR: Gajanand Sharma, who joined his family on the eve of Independence Day after spending 36 years in a prison of , is recalling memories in bits and pieces. He has yet not been able to recognize his wife properly, but shows her his wounds from his stay in jail. He is accustomed to the atmosphere of and he asks […]

Hostel inmate murdered; tied-up body found inside almirah

Hostel inmate murdered; tied-up body found inside almirah

ALWAR: A 17-year-old inmate of a government hostel was found murdered when police found his tied-up body stuffed in the almirah of his hostel room in Alwar, on Wednesday evening. Rahul Meena, a student of class XII who was living at the government hostel in Rajgarh, is suspected to have been killed by his friend who is currently off the […]