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Rural job scheme works on slow lane in Rajasthan

BARMER, Oct. 17 -- Even as the Rajasthan government gave a push to labour engagement under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) after the Covid-induced lockdown, pro... Read More


90k eligible families yet to get houses: Govt data

BARMER, Oct. 9 -- More than 90,000 eligible families in Rajasthan are yet to get housing this year under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), government data shows. PC Kishan, special secretary at ... Read More


14-year-old girl raped in barmer, act recorded

BARMER, Oct. 8 -- A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped in the Sheo police station area of Barmer district on Tuesday. The incident took place while the victim's parents and relatives were out to vot... Read More


Rajasthan police arrest prime accused in gang rape of minor girl in Barmer

India, Oct. 8 -- The prime accused in the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl in Barmer was detained late Wednesday night and was arrested Thursday morning, police said. Barmer superintendent of police A... Read More


22 dists in Raj fared poorly on pregnant women care: Report

BARMER, Oct. 1 -- As much as 70 per cent of Rajasthan's districts haven't shown much initiative in pursuing Reproductive Child Health (RCH) activities, a recent review of such activities in the state ... Read More


MP writes to MEA, seeks leeway in visa norms for Pak brides

Barmer, Sept. 24 -- Union minister and Barmer MP Kailash Choudhary has demanded a relaxation in visa norms for Pakistani women married to Indians. He wrote to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, u... Read More


Ahead of local elections, drug smuggling rises in Jaisalmer

Barmer, Sept. 15 -- After the announcement of panchayat elections in Rajasthan, a surge in drug smuggling has been noticed in Jaisalmer district, sharing international border with Pakistan. Police ha... Read More


Intensive operations reduced locust threat: FAO

BARMER, Sept. 7 -- Intensive control operations in India and Pakistan have significantly reduced locust infestations in both countries, says UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in its latest... Read More


jawan shoots self with service rifle

Barmer, Sept. 7 -- A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan allegedly shot himself dead with his service rifle along the Rajasthan border near Munabao in Barmer district, police said. The incident took pl... Read More


Intensive operations reduced locust threat: FAO

BARMER, Sept. 7 -- Intensive control operations in India and Pakistan have significantly reduced locust infestations in both countries, says UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in its latest... Read More