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1 suspended for Rajasthan jail gangwar

Even as the Opposition alleged that a minister in the Vasundhara Raje government had met a gangster in Bikaner jail in June linking it with Thursday’s incident in which three notorious criminals were

Hoarding not only cause of price rise, says minister

Three weeks after Union finance minister Arun Jaitley blamed hoarders for the rise in food inflation and asked the states to take measures to crackdown on hoarding and black marketing to rein in price

Ashok Gehlot, Vasundhara Raje fight over Jaipur Metro

A war of words has ensued between CM Vasundhara Raje and her predecessor Ashok Gehlot over Jaipur Metro and oil refinery. Both leaders have been accusing each other of misleading people.

Minister’s son booked for harassment

In a huge embarrassment to chief minister Vasundhara Raje and her government, the son of a minister has been booked for harassment and roughing up two women in Alwar.

Jabrauli makeover, fame shortlived

Former US President Bill Clinton watches women clean pulses at a kitchen run by Akshaya Patra Foundation. AP

Even as Jabrauli, the village in Maharajganj district in Uttar Pradesh is being spruced up to welcome the former US President Bill Clinton, here is a terse reminder to the villagers that memories of t

In budget, Vasundhara Raje takes aim at Ashok Gehlot policies

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje presents the budget in the state Assembly in Jaipur on Monday. 	— PTI

As Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje was reading her budget speech, for the first few minutes, one could have mistaken it for an election rally speech.

Women over 60 outnumber men

Eight people ride on a bike near Patiala. — PTI

The problem of the skewed child and adult sex ratio in Rajasthan is a well known fact but there is something unique about population figures in the state as per the latest census, which no one seems t

Congress lost due to cross-voting by its members

When Rajasthan Congress leaders, including PCC chief Sachin Pilot, were busy discussing the defeat in the Lok Sabha elections with A.K.

Rajasthan camel safari likely to end


Once the state formally notifies the camel as “state animal” and the proposed new law to protect camels comes into effect, it will create resentment among Rebari and Raika, the two prominent pastoral

Afghan war victims stand on Jaipur foot

The world-famous Jaipur foot has given a new lease of life to thousands of war victims in Afghanistan.

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was oracular in his prophecy: “When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago”. Sixty-two years after the Sino-India border conflict, the Indian state remains obtusely paranoid about making the Henderson Brooks Report public.

Wellington, New Zealand Rarely, if ever, have I written a self-referential essay. However, I had occasion to visit the Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand. My leisurely stroll through the museum enabled me to peruse the exhibits with some care.