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Medical aspirant raped by hostel manager in Kota

Kota: A 17-year-old student taking NEET coaching from a premier institute in Kota was repeatedly raped by the manager of her hostel in Indira Vihar under Jawaharnagar police station area. Police arrested the manager on Tuesday. Two days back, the girl approached police and lodged a case of rape against the hostel manager. The accused has been booked under Section ... Read More »

‘Poisonous food’ kills man, wife in Dholpur

Jaipur: A 35-year-old consumed poison laced food and also offered it to his wife and brother in which the husband and wife died at Bari town of Dholpur district of the state on Wednesday while the youth was rushed to hospital in critical condition. According to police, the man identified as Anand Kumar along with his wife Preeti (32) and ... Read More »

Over 2K tourists stranded at Mt Abu rescued after 2 days

Jodhpur: Torrential rain has wreaked devastation in Mount Abu, the only hill station of the desert state. Over 2,000 tourists were stranded at the hill station after a major landslide struck and blocked the only road connecting Mount Abu with the Abu Road in its foothill, on wee hours of Wednesday morning. The administration has initiated a relief operation and ... Read More »

‘Chewable tobacco, a big reason for oral cancer’

Kota: According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2) 2016-17 report, at least 96% of the youths in India agree that chewable tobacco is the major reason for serious diseases like oral cancer. Nearly 10 lakh people in India are diagnosed with oral cancer, known Head Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC), annually and unfortunately half of them die within a ... Read More »

Rescue op continues, schools shut

Jaisalmer: It was deja vu for the residents of Barmer which is reeling under the threat of a flood-like situation. Memories of the 2006 flash floods are back to haunt the residents of the desert district, which earlier in the week recorded heavy rainfall. The over-flowing water in the Narmada Canal has damaged its walls in the Gudamalani area and ... Read More »

Spl counselling for NITs from today

Jaipur: The ministry of Human Resource Development relaxed the eligibility criteria for admissions in eight National Institute of Technology (NITs) based in North East states on Wednesday. The move came after out of 1,359 seats in these eight NITs only 859 seats in the home state quota were filled after the seventh round of counselling concluded on July 26. There ... Read More »

Notice to filmmakers over copyright issue

Jaipur: A local court here on Wednesday asked the makers of Akshay Kumar starrer “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” to file a reply to the charge of violation of the Copyright Act by July 31. Jaipur-based film makers Pratik Sharma and Asmita Sharma have sent a legal notice to “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” makers. They alleged that makers of the film ... Read More »

Irregularities in building of toilets, admits minister

Jaipur: Irregularities in the construction of toilets have been found in Rajasthan, Union minister for drinking water and sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar admitted in Parliament. In his reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on July 17, the Union minister said, the state government has been asked to take appropriate corrective measures. Citing a case from Karauli district, the minister ... Read More »

Swachh Bharat Mission still to take off in the capital city

Jaipur: In spite of all the glare around the Swachh Bharat Mission, the state government and the civic bodies have failed to check open defecations that continue as a menace even in the capital city. People living in slums still relieve themselves in the open, while the few community toilets built around the city remain locked or unusable. Further, people ... Read More »

HC notice to SPCB over green nod for stone units

Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court has issued notice to the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) over the stipulation of obtaining fresh environmental clearance for running stone crushing units in the state. The single bench of Justice MN Bhandari issued notice on a petition by Rajasthan Crushers Association. The board has passed an order on January 24 this year directing all the ... Read More »