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Rajasthan: State in Northern India
Rajasthan is a state in northern India. The state covers an area of 342,239 square kilometres (132,139 sq mi) or 10.4 percent of the total geographical area of India. It is the largest Indian state by area and the seventh largest by population. Rajasthan is located on the northwestern side of India, where it comprises most of the wide and inhospitable Thar Desert and shares a border with the Pakistani provinces of Punjab to the northwest and Sindh to the west, along the Sutlej-Indus river valley. It is bordered by five other Indian states: Punjab to the north; Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to the northeast; Madhya Pradesh to the southeast; and Gujarat to the southwest. Its geographical location is 23.3 to 30.12 North latitude and 69.30 to 78.17 East longitude, with the Tropic of Cancer passing through southernmost tip of the state.

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Punjab horror: BJP slams Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi over 6-yr-old's rape-murder case [Video]

Punjab horror: BJP slams Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi over 6-yr-old's rape-murder case

A political war of words broke out over the alleged rape and murder of the 6-year-old child of a migrant labourer in Punjab. The Bharatiya Janata Party cited the reaction of Congress leaders to a..

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Watch: India successfully test-fires Nag anti-tank guided missile [Video]

Watch: India successfully test-fires Nag anti-tank guided missile

India successfully carried out the final trial of the Nag anti-tank guided missile at the Pokhran field firing ranges in Rajasthan. The Missile system is now ready for induction into the Indian Army...

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People in Jaipur to burn COVID themed effigies this Dussehra [Video]

People in Jaipur to burn COVID themed effigies this Dussehra

COVID-19 is leaving no stone unturned to play spoilsport. Dussehra celebrations will not be as grand as before this year. Ravana effigy makers from Rajasthan's Jaipur are also feeling the brunt...

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Caught on cam: Unknown people attempt to kidnap married woman in Rajasthan's Dholpur [Video]

Caught on cam: Unknown people attempt to kidnap married woman in Rajasthan's Dholpur

Few unknown people attempted to kidnap a young married woman in Rajasthan's Dholpur district on October 18. The incident was caught on the CCTV camera. Two men forcibly picked her up and pushed her..

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Dargah Ajmer Sharif attracts people of all faiths [Video]

Dargah Ajmer Sharif attracts people of all faiths

Considered as one of the most popular Muslim pilgrimage centres, the dargah of Ajmer Sharif houses the tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, a holy saint who dedicated his entire life to the service of the..

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2 minor girls allegedly raped in Rajasthan's Jalore, police register case [Video]

2 minor girls allegedly raped in Rajasthan's Jalore, police register case

The Rajasthan Police has registered a case of alleged rape of two minor girls in Jalore. "We have registered a case based on a complaint by victims' family members. 4 teams have been dispatched in..

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On cam: Fatal attack on BJP leader by masked men, cop says 'issue not political' [Video]

On cam: Fatal attack on BJP leader by masked men, cop says 'issue not political'

Video of a fatal attack allegedly on a local BJP leader in Rajasthan has gone viral. Mushtaq Qureshi is the minority front district president and former vice chairman. In the video, a group of masked..

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Gujjar community holds Mahapanchayat over reservation in Rajasthan, internet suspended [Video]

Gujjar community holds Mahapanchayat over reservation in Rajasthan, internet suspended

Gujjar community held Mahapanchayat in Bharatpur's Bayana over reservation issue.2G/3G/4G data internet services and social media (except voice calls) have been suspended in Bayana, Weir, Bhusawar and..

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'Staying in denial won't help': Kejriwal on Javadekar's Delhi pollution claim [Video]

'Staying in denial won't help': Kejriwal on Javadekar's Delhi pollution claim

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar flagged off 50 CPCB inspection teams for field visits in Delhi-NCR on Thursday. The CPCB teams will keep a watch on pollution hot spots during the winter..

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STARS project to be implemented in 6 states to improve school education: Javadekar [Video]

STARS project to be implemented in 6 states to improve school education: Javadekar

The Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar announced implementation of World Bank supported STARS (Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program) project in 6 states..

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Raid conducted in different locations over IPL betting, 7 arrested: ADG Ashok Kumar Rathore [Video]

Raid conducted in different locations over IPL betting, 7 arrested: ADG Ashok Kumar Rathore

ADG of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Rajasthan, Ashok Kumar Rathore said, "Based on information, raids were conducted in five locations across Hyderabad, Delhi, Jaipur and Nagaur in connection with..

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Illegal weapons factory busted in Rajasthan [Video]

Illegal weapons factory busted in Rajasthan

An Illegal arms factory was busted by police in Rajasthan's Tonk. Two persons have been arrested in this connection and several machines and equipments to make country made pistols have been seized by..

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Karauli priest case: Family performs last rites of victim [Video]

Karauli priest case: Family performs last rites of victim

Family members of the priest, who was allegedly burnt alive by few people during a scuffle over temple land encroachment at Bukna village in Sapotra, Karauli district of Rajasthan, performed the last..

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Karauli priest case: Will give Rs 1 lakh to victim's family, announces BJP's KL Meena [Video]

Karauli priest case: Will give Rs 1 lakh to victim's family, announces BJP's KL Meena

BJP MP KL Meena on October 10 ended his protest which he held with hundreds of people in Rajasthan's Karauli over the killing of a temple priest. He informed that he stands with the family of the..

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Unlike UP, Punjab and Rajasthan govts not denying rape: Rahul hits out at BJP

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This Diwali an alternative to earthen diyas - one prepared with cow dung

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Rajasthan Crime News: After Karauli, another elderly beaten to death in Sikar, five youths in custody

Serious crime in Rajasthan has gone out of control. After burning an elderly priest in Karauli, now in Sikar, another elderly is beaten to death with stones.
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Mayawati attacks Congress govt in Rajasthan over 'rise' in crime against Dalits, women

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Sunday lashed out at the Rajasthan government over alleged rise in crime against Dalits and women, saying like in Uttar Pradesh, "jungle-raj" also prevailed in..
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Body of priest cremated after administration's assurances to family; BJP steps up attack on Gehlot govt

A temple priest, who died after being set afire allegedly by land-grabbers on Wednesday in Rajasthan's Karauli district, was cremated after his protesting family members agreed to it following..
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Rajasthan: BJP slams state govt for priest's brutal killing, Karauli-Dholpur MP Manoj Rajoria to meet kin tomorrow

Rajoria said that the state government is slack and is not doing anything about the incident. He has also written to Chief Minster Ashok Gehlot demanding a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the kin and a..
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Rajasthan temple priest set on fire in Karauli over land dispute, accused arrested

Karauli police said that the priest, Babu Lal Vaishnav, had earlier complained to the cops that Meena and his family were trying to grab the 15 bigha land which belongs to Radha Gopal temple in Bukna..
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Where does he get such 'nasha': MP minister in dig at Rahul

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Two scribes booked for running fake news during power tussle between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot

Two journalists have been booked by Jaipur police for allegedly running a fake news in July during the power tussle between Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot,..
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Rajasthan: Miscreants gang-rape minor girl in Barmer, click photos of heinous crime; case registered

A minor girl was gang-raped in Rajasthan's Barmer district. The accused ran away from the scene of crime leaving the victim unconscious. The minor girl has been admitted to a government hospital for..
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Amid COVID-19, 85.17% voter turnout recorded in third phase of Rajasthan Panchayat elections

Under the third phase of panchayat elections, villagers were enthusiastic about voting in 94 gram panchayats of three panchayat committees in Jaipur district on Tuesday.
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Sindh islands 'illegally annexed' by Imran Khan govt: Bilawal Bhutto

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Haryana also Sonipat, Gurugram, Panipat, Faridabad, and Jhajjar. In Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad, Noida, Bulandshahr, Gautam Budh Nagar and Meerut and Rajasthan's Bhiwadi, were identified as hotspots.
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Javadekar holds meeting with states on stubble burning, air pollution in north India

The state environment ministers of Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, along with other officials attended the meeting.
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Over 5,000 accident spots across national highway network; maximum numbers in Tamil Nadu

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Rajasthan: Gram panchayat elections conducted amid COVID-19 threat, strict protocols in place

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South-west monsoon starts withdrawing; dry weather over north-west India, rainfall in south: IMD

According to the IMD, conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of the South-west monsoon from some more parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya..
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Sachin Pilot targets Centre over farm laws, accuses it of betraying farmers

Congress leader Sachin Pilot hit out at the Centre over the new farm laws on Monday and accused it of betraying farmers at a challenging time. The former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan said the..
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Violent protests in Rajasthan, 2 killed in police firing


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Former Union minister Jaswant Singh cremated in Jodhpur

Former Union minister Jaswant Singh was cremated at his farm house in Rajasthan's Jodhpur on Sunday evening. The former Union minister had passed away in New Delhi after a prolonged illness. He was 82.
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Farmers across country hit the streets; rail, road traffic disrupted in many states

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Rajasthan: Former minister and 3-time MLA from Tonk constituency Zakiya Inam passes away

Former minister and 3-time MLA Zakiya Inam passed away on late Sunday night. Zakiya Inam, a three-time MLA from Tonk, Rajasthan, was battling with COVID-19 for the past several days.
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Rajasthan: Section 144 imposed in 11 districts of state, no religious gatherings till October 31

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Rajasthan: 4 members of family commit suicide in Jaipur, bodies found hanging inside house

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Rajasthan: 11 dead as boat casizes in Kota; PM Modi expresses grief

A total of 19 people were rescued while 11 bodies have been recovered after a boat, carrying over 40 devotees to a temple, capsized in Chambal river in Kota district here, an official said.
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Farmers will protest outside Parliament against farm bills: Haryana BKU leader

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Centre asks seven states to ensure proper oxygen supply in healthcare facilities

The Union Health Ministry on Sunday advised Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh to ensure adequate Oxygen availability in all healthcare facilities..
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Sachin Pilot reminds Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot of promise to Gujjar community about 5 per cent reservation

Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has written a letter to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on the issue of 5 per cent reservation for Gujjars and other communities.
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Two Pakistani drug peddlers trying to cross border in Rajasthan shot dead by BSF

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Congress workers raise slogans outside party office in Ajmer, express support for Sachin Pilot

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Faced no pressure except Constitution's: Rajasthan governor on deadlock over calling assembly session

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Rajasthan Gram Panchayat elections announced, polling to be held in 4 phases from September 28

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Heavy rainfall over next three days over north, northeast and south India: IMD

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BJP killing democracy using money power, investigative agencies: Ajay Maken

During his first visit to Rajasthan after he was appointed the party's Rajasthan in-charge, Maken addressed party workers in Alwar district's Shahjahapur and alleged that the BJP "killed democracy" in..
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As Covid cases rise, govt plans festival-season SOPs

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Gujarat, Rajasthan experience severe waterlogging after heavy monsoon rains

Parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan witnessed severe waterlogging after heavy monsoon rainfall.
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Rajasthan BJP launches 'Halla Bol' stir against Gehlot govt

The Bhartiya Janata Party Rajasthan unit has launched a coordinated campaign against the Ashok Gehlot government. On social media, it was called 'BJPKaHallaBol'.
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Six non-BJP state ministers move SC against JEE, NEET

Cabinet ministers from non-BJP-ruled states of Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand moved the Supreme Court on Friday seeking deferment of JEE (Main) and NEET-UG to..
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Expect AICC panel formed to look into issues raised by Rajasthan Congress MLAs to meet soon: Sachin Pilot

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