Ashok Gehlot camp MLAs to be shifted to Jaisalmer

July 31, 2020

The MLAs of the Ashok Gehlot camp, who have been staying at a hotel on the Jaipur- Delhi Highway amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, will be shifted to Jaisalmer on Friday, Congress sources said. The MLAs will be shifted after the Congress Legislature Party meeting in the hotel, the sources said, adding, Ch | Read more|

Rajasthan Cabinet meets to discuss points raised by Governor

July 28, 2020

A cabinet meeting began at the Rajasthan chief minister's residence here on Tuesday to discuss points raised by the governor for calling a state assembly session. Chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, the meeting was called for discussing the points which were raised by Governor Kalraj Mishra on Monday. | Read more|

HC likely to pronounce order on petition filed by Pilot

July 21, 2020

The Rajasthan High Court is likely to pronounce its order on Tuesday on a writ petition filed by Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident Congress MLAs, challenging the disqualification notices issued to them by the state assembly speaker. The petition was taken up by a bench of Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Pr | Read more|

CBI questions Gehlot's OSD in suicide case of Rajasthan police officer

July 21, 2020

The CBI on Tuesday questioned Deva Ram Saini, OSD to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, in connection with the alleged suicide by state police officer Vishnudutt Vishnoi in Churu on May 23, officials said. A team of special crime unit of the CBI from Delhi is in Jaipur to record statements in connection with the de | Read more|

Gehlot calls Pilot names, says he was 'useless'

July 20, 2020

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday called Sachin Pilot useless , using the Hindi word nikamma in a no-holds-barred attack on his former deputy with whom he is locked in a power tussle. | Read more|

Pilot involved in horse trading, says Gehlot

July 15, 2020

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday accused rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot of involvement in horse trading with the BJP to topple his government in the state. Pilot was removed from the posts of the Rajasthan deputy chief minister and the state Congress president on Tuesday amid a tussle for power wi | Read more|

Pilot sacked as deputy CM, party's Rajasthan unit chief

July 14, 2020

The Congress on Tuesday sacked Sachin Pilot from the posts of Rajasthan's deputy chief minister and the party's state unit chief. Cracking the whip on the rebel party leader, the party also removed his loyalists Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena from the state cabinet. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Governor Kalraj Mi | Read more|

"Not Joining BJP": Sachin Pilot

July 13, 2020

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who has declared an open revolt against the Congress, said today that he is "not joining the BJP". His assertion to NDTV came amid reports of his likely meeting with BJP chief JP Nadda today. | Read more|

Rajasthan crisis: Kapil Sibal says he is worried for Congress

July 12, 2020

After Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accused the BJP of trying to topple his government, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday was the first to go public on the crisis saying he he was worried for the party. Seeking a quick resolution of the "crisis", he asked when would the party leadership "wake up". "W | Read more|

Rajasthan govt transfers over 100 IAS officers

July 3, 2020

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Rajasthan government has appointed Rajeeva Swarup as the new chief secretary replacing D B Gupta and transferred over 100 IAS officers. The government late on Thursday night released a list of 103 IAS officers, in which Health Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh was given the charge of ho | Read more|

Rajasthan Government sets target of 40,000 tests daily

June 9, 2020

The Rajasthan government has set a target of carrying out 40,000 COVID-19 tests daily as against the present capacity of 25,000 tests per day, Health Minister Raghu Sharma said on Tuesday. The state health department had initially set a target of conducting 25,000 tests daily, which was achieved on Monday. Now the next | Read more|

Heatwave hits India amid locust

May 27, 2020

NewDelhi, saw temperatures rise to 47.6C on Tuesday, as most of north India faced severe heatwave conditions. The heatwave, which officials say is likely to last until the weekend, comes even as the region struggles with rising Covid-19 infections and swarms of locusts that are ravaging crops. | Read more|