Inmates' illegal possessions: Govt to clean up state jails

The state government will inspect the jails for illegal possessions in the custody of inmates serving their sentence. Jails minister Ram Kishore Saini said the inspections of the jails would be carried out and illegal possessions like cellphones and other objects will be seized.

"It is my ministry now and my priority is to see that the administration of jails becomes transparent and clean," Saini told reporters in Jaipur

HC upholds bail of Vijit Singh

In a second successive triumph, Vijit Singh, the former Jaipur royal got a major relief when the Rajasthan high court declined to cancel his bail in the hit-and-run case on Tuesday.

A day earlier a city lower court granted him bail in another police case related to the same accident in which a college student from Kota was killed and her four colleagues were injured in December last. Singh is accused of causing the accident while driving a high-end car in a highly inebriated state.

One cop set on fire, two beaten up by irate mob

Two separate incidents of crime against policemen were reported in state on Tuesday. In the first incident one constable of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary was set on fire while in another two others were badly beaten up by an accused of a dacoity case, the police said. According to police sources, four youth were having a scuffle with some local shopkeepers at the Chomu bus stand, at around 9 pm on, Monday night. The victim Dana Ram, a constable with the RAC who was posted in the area, intervened and disperse the youth.

Newly wedded Dalit boy brings home his bride by chopper in Rajasthan

Newly wedded Dalit boy brings home his bride by chopper in RajasthanJaipur, March 2 : Hundreds of people in Jaipur were astonished on Saturday when they witnessed a newly wedded boy of Dalit community, a low caste group of society, bringing along his bride to his home in a chopper!

As the bridegroom Surinder Sawariya, who is in his early twenties, landed near his house in Rundal Village here with his bride, it was quite a draw for a large number of people.

BJP all set to call the shots for next mayor

With 40 out of 70 JMC seats, saffron brigade has the upper hand in mayoral election

With majority in the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will decide the next mayor of the Pink City. The saffron party has 40 seats out of total 70 in the municipal corporation.

As the Rajasthan Municipalities Ordinance-2008 has lapsed, now the residents of the city would not elect their mayor directly. It would be the parties, the BJP and the Congress, which would decide on to field their mayoral candidates to fight in the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) mayor's election scheduled for March 6. The 70 councillors of the JMC would cast their vote to elect the mayor.

Raj gets its first woman CS

Kushal Singh succeeds Samant as top order of bureaucracy is shuffled

The Congress-led Rajasthan government made a politically significant top order bureaucratic reshuffle on Friday by appointing a Jat, IAS officer Kushal Singh, as the new chief secretary.

Singh is the first woman chief secretary of the state. She has replaced DC Samant, who has now been appointed chairman of the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC).

Even though she is due to retire later this year, the state government has accommodated Singh in the coveted chair superseding three IAS officers. The new secretary is due to retire on October 31.