JAIPUR: The State Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of a report in a prominent Hindi newspaper about two villages - Sriji Kheda in Bhilwara district and Ranidhara Phali in Sirohi - where

Hundreds of people have been evacuated to safer places in eastern Rajasthan after heavy rainfall over the past two days led to a flood-like situation in the region and severed road connectivity to

JAIPUR: Call it a mere coincidence or another feather in the state's cap, but Rajasthan, one of the states plagued most by mining, has quietly thrown up a unique model to compensate mine workers af

Over 10,000 Dependent on Illegal Mining for Livelihood

Alwar: Nearly 10,000 peoplein 50 villages of Alwar’s Tijara area alone are dependent on illegal mining for earning their bread and butter.
This simple statistics of a small area in Alwar speaks volumes aboutthe gravity ofillegal mining in Rajasthan even asthe administration, police and mining department launched a statewide campaign against illegal mining on Monday.

Jaipur: Mercury continued to take a dip across the state as cold wave conditions continued. Mount Abu in hills while Sriganganagar in plains remained coldest in the state and recorded a minimum temperature of 1.4 and 2.3 degrees Celsius, respectively, the Met reports said on Tuesday.

Jaipurites woke up to another cold morning as the city witnessed a minimum temperature of 4.4 degrees Celsius, almost 3 notches below the normal minimum temperature. It was followed by a cold afternoon as the city witnessed a maximum temperature of 22 degrees Celsius, almost one notch below the normal maximum temperature. Though ground frost was witnessed in the farms during early morning hours, no fog was reported in and around Jaipur.

With loss of habitat and rising incidents of human-bear conflicts plaguing the sloth bear population in Rajasthan, the state government has drawn up an ambitious conservation plan for the nocturnal

JAIPUR: Rajasthan's industries and mines minister Rajendra Pareek has said that illegal mining in the state was like a 'socially organised crime'.

Pareek rubbished the BJP's allegations that illegal mining in the state enjoyed patronage from the Congressmen and counter accused the opposition party of shielding the culprits during its rule from 2003 to 2008. At the same time, the minister said that despite the mining department's special drives organised to check illegal mining since 2009, the state has been unable to rid itself of the crime completely. He stressed that the present Congress government was committed to close down illegal mines in the state.

Jaipur: The state cabinet on Monday approved the proposal to create a Vidhan Parishad, as was announced by chief minister Ashok Gehlot in his budget speech last month.

The cabinet also approved a series of other proposals, including setting up of the Rajasthan Water Resources Regulatory Authority (RWRR), clearing the State Differently abled People’s Policy 2012, setting up of the Rajasthan Rehabilitation and Research Institute for implementing special schemes, clearing the Rajasthan Rehabilitation of Beggars and Indigents Bill-2012 and the Rajasthan Transparency in Public Procurement Bill 2012.

Convention centre at Sitapur; silica mining lease for Saint Gobain

The Rajasthan Cabinet on Wednesday decided to do away with the controversial provision 90 B from the land conversion rules and also carry out necessary amendments to 90 A to make it simple and transparent.

JAIPUR: Another swine flu death was reported in the state on Sunday. An 18-year-old man, resident of Karauli district, died of the disease. A quack in Karauli district was responsible for his slowly bleeding to death.

This is the second consecutive swine flu death in the past two days.

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