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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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RLP leader threatens to quit NDA if 'black farm laws' are not revoked [Video]

RLP leader threatens to quit NDA if 'black farm laws' are not revoked

Speaking to media in Rajasthan's Nagaur on November 30, Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) leader Hanuman Beniwal spoke on farmers protest. He said, "I have opposed the Centre's farm laws and today I..

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BJP MLA Kiran Maheshwari dies after testing Covid positive, PM condoles death [Video]

BJP MLA Kiran Maheshwari dies after testing Covid positive, PM condoles death

BJP MLA from Rajasthan's Rajsamand, Kiran Maheshwari passed away on November 29. Maheshwari had tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) last month. The Rajasthan BJP MLA breathed her..

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Indian Railways plan to serve tea in Kulhad at every stations across country [Video]

Indian Railways plan to serve tea in Kulhad at every stations across country

In an attempt to make India plastic-free, Indian Railways is now planning to serve tea in Kulhad (earthen cups) at every railway stations across the country, informed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal at..

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COVID-19 test first thing for passengers arriving from Delhi, Gujarat at Pune Railway Station [Video]

COVID-19 test first thing for passengers arriving from Delhi, Gujarat at Pune Railway Station

COVID-19 tests are being done on passengers arriving from Delhi, Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat at Pune Railway Station. A doctor said, "Passengers with high temperature are undergoing Rapid Antigen Test;..

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COVID-19: Mandatory RT-PCR test begins at Mumbai's Dadar Railway Station [Video]

COVID-19: Mandatory RT-PCR test begins at Mumbai's Dadar Railway Station

A mandatory RT-PCR test rule began in Mumbai from November 25 (Wednesday) amid rising cases of coronavirus pandemic. Travellers from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat arrived at Mumbai's Dadar Railway..

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Private hospitals should increase beds for COVID patients: CM Gehlot [Video]

Private hospitals should increase beds for COVID patients: CM Gehlot

Reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the state, Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot maintained that saving life is the top priority of the state government in this critical phase of pandemic. CM..

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India saw more COVID recoveries than confirmed cases in last 45 days: Govt [Video]

India saw more COVID recoveries than confirmed cases in last 45 days: Govt

In the last 45 days, the total number of COVID-19 recovered cases has increased and the number of active cases has decreased in the country, informed Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary of Health Ministry while..

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The government will ensure that the benefit of child welfare schemes reaches to the children: CM Gehlot [Video]

The government will ensure that the benefit of child welfare schemes reaches to the children: CM Gehlot

Rajasthan state is observing the Child Rights Week till 20 November. On this occasion Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated the "Vastsalya Yojna" and "Samarth Yojna" for orphan and destitute..

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PM Modi unveils 'Statue of Peace' in Rajasthan's Pali via video conferencing [Video]

PM Modi unveils 'Statue of Peace' in Rajasthan's Pali via video conferencing

To mark the 151st Jayanti celebrations of Jainacharya Shri Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the 'Statue of Peace' in Rajasthan's Pali via video conferencing on..

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PM Modi visits Museum Centre at Longewala post [Video]

PM Modi visits Museum Centre at Longewala post

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Museum Centre at Longewala post, Jaisalmer. PM Modi arrived in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer to celebrate Diwali with soldiers at Longewala in the western sector. Prime..

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Diwali 2020: PM Modi distributes sweets among Jawans in Jaisalmer [Video]

Diwali 2020: PM Modi distributes sweets among Jawans in Jaisalmer

On the occasion of Diwali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributed sweets among jawans during his visit to Jaisalmer. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer to celebrate Diwali..

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Diwali: PM Modi rides tank, distributes sweets to soldiers in Jaisalmer [Video]

Diwali: PM Modi rides tank, distributes sweets to soldiers in Jaisalmer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his Diwali with soldiers in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer. He congratulated the families of the soldiers who are deployed along the border in the festival season. On the..

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Watch: PM Modi pays respect to fallen soldiers in Jaisalmer [Video]

Watch: PM Modi pays respect to fallen soldiers in Jaisalmer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a wreath and paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty. He also shared sweets with jawans. PM Modi arrived in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer to..

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Indian Armed Forces can strike on terrorist havens anywhere, anytime: PM Modi [Video]

Indian Armed Forces can strike on terrorist havens anywhere, anytime: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer to celebrate Diwali with soldiers at Longewala in the western sector. While addressing the soldiers, PM said that if anyone cast evil eye..

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BJP MLA from Rajasthan's Rajsamand Kiran Maheshwari passes away, PM Modi expresses grief

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Congress MLA says ally took bribe, sparks Rajasthan row


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Farmers' protest: Farmers from UP, MP, Rajasthan to join protesters in Delhi

The farmers from other states like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh will be joining the farmers' protest in Delhi in their tractor trolleys.
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Covid-positive Rajasthan health minister goes on hospital jaywalk

Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma has given the phrase “going viral” a new definition by choosing to go about inspecting and interacting with patients at the hospital where he had been..
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6 states/UTs contributed to 60.72% of 44,489 fresh Covid-19 cases: Health ministry

The Union health ministry on Thursday said 60.72 per cent of the 44,489 fresh Covid-19 cases registered in a span of 24 hours have been contributed by six states and UTs, with Kerala leading the tally..
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States impose night curfew, penalty to curb Covid spread

The fresh curbs come on a day when the Maharashtra government started implementing strict restrictions on people travelling from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa by undertaking Covid tests of..
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Coronavirus: PM Modi holds meeting with chief ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a meeting with chief ministers of different states over Covid-19 situation in the country, through video conferencing. Tuesday's meeting is in line with..
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Wary Maharashtra puts strict curbs on travel from Delhi, Raj, Guj, Goa

Worried by the prospect of a post-Diwali surge in Covid-19 cases, the Maharashtra government on Monday imposed stringent restrictions on people travelling to the state from New Delhi, Rajasthan,..
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Covid: Positivity rates show Himachal, Delhi as hotspots

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Rajasthan imposes night curfew in eight districts including Jaipur; increases no-mask fine to Rs 500

Markets, restaurants, commercial shops, etc shall close by 7 pm and a night curfew will be imposed in these cities from 8 pm to 6 am.
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‘Love jihad' coined to disturb harmony, says Gehlot; faces flak from BJP

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said "love jihad'' is a term manufactured by the BJP to divide the nation and disturb its communal harmony. ​​He said the marriage is a matter of..
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‘Love jihad' a term coined by BJP to disturb communal harmony: Gehlot

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Centre contemplating sending high-level teams to states, UTs reporting rise in Covid-19 cases

The Centre is contemplating sending high-level multidisciplinary teams to states and union territories that are reporting a rise in Covid-19 cases, the health ministry said on Friday. The Centre had on..
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Love Jihad is a word manufactured by BJP to divide the nation: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

The remark comes days after the Madhya Pradesh government said that it will bring a law against 'Love Jihad' in the next session of the assembly.
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Covid-19: Centre rushes high-level teams to 4 states to strengthen surveillance, testing

The Centre has rushed high-level teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur where they will visit districts reporting high number of Covid-19 cases and support the state's efforts towards..
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Unicef: 25% of schoolkids from Covid-hit families may drop out

Community volunteers who reached out to 300 habitations in 12 districts across seven states in August- September found children engaged as paid worker or pushed into child labour, the situation being..
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Ashok Gehlot attacks Kapil Sibal after latter's criticism over Bihar election defeat

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that Kapil Sibal's comments criticising the leadership after the poll defeat has "hurt the sentiments" of party workers across the country.
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Rajasthan Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Bhanwarlal Meghwal passes away

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condoled the death of Meghwal.
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PM asks seers to disseminate message of 'vocal for local'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged seers to help spread the message of "vocal for local", an initiative to promote local products. He also unveiled a 'Statue of Peace' to mark the 151st birth..
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If tested, India will give befitting reply: PM Modi in Diwali address to soldiers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reached Rajasthan's Jaisalmer border to celebrate Diwali with the Armed Forces, in continuation of his set tradition since he took over as the Prime Minister of..
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PM Modi to celebrate Diwali with jawans in Jaisalmer

PM Narendra Modi will travel to Rajasthan's Jaisalmer on Saturday to keep his annual Diwali date with the armed forces. The first stop in his Diwali schedule will be the Jaisalmer IAF station for an..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to celebrate Diwali with soldiers on Jaisalmer border

Prime Minister can visit the Jaisalmer border of Rajasthan this time to celebrate Diwali. Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Army Chief MM Narvane, may also accompany the Prime Minister during this..
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Gehlot demands special status for Rajasthan under National AYUSH Mission

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give special status to the state under the National AYUSH Mission as it has the "largest" infrastructure in the..
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WHO to set up Global Centre on Traditional Medicine in India: PM Modi

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PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate two Ayurveda institutes in Rajasthan and Gujarat today

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Ayurveda Day: PM Modi to inaugurate two Ayurveda institutions today

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Sachin Pilot tests positive for coronavirus

Congress leader and former Deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Thursday. "I have tested positive for Covid 19. Anyone who may have come in..
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Important news for Goans: Citizens allowed to burst crackers in certain time slots, check here

States like Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Chandigarh, Haryana, Karnataka has imposed a ban on the selling and bursting of firecrackers
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Covid-19: India performed better than any big developed country: Harsh Vardhan

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan held a virtual meeting with Health Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, and West Bengal to review..
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Agra cop crushed to death by tractor carrying sand from Rajasthan illegally


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Commission constituted to curb pollution; officials from Delhi, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan, Punjab included

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that Mukesh Khare of IIT, Ramesh KJ, former Director-General of Metrological Department, Arvind Kumar Nautiyal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment,..
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RPSC Constable Recruitment 2020: Written exam begins amidst tight security, check guidelines here

More than 17 lakh candidates will be taking the exam for police constable recruitment in Rajasthan. The entire examination will be monitored via CCTV cameras.
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Rajasthan & Odisha ban crackers for safety of Covid patients

The Odisha government on Tuesday banned the sale and use of firecrackers from November 10-30, worried over the impact it may have on Covid-19 patients. Karnataka, meanwhile, is mulling a similar..
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Rajasthan 3rd state to pass bills to fight Centre’s farm laws


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Rajasthan assembly passes bill to make wearing face mask mandatory at public places


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Rajasthan: Railways cancels 3 trains, diverts 29 others due to Gurjar agitation

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COVID-19: Rajasthan govt bans sale of fireworks this Diwali in view of coronavirus pandemic

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday said that he has issued directions to ban the sale of firecrackers and restrict their use for the upcoming Diwali festival in wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
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Rajasthan: Gurjars launch agitation again over reservation, block railway tracks

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COVID-19: Rajasthan govt tables bill to make wearing face mask mandatory; first such state to do so

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After Punjab, Rajasthan becomes second state to introduce bills to counteract impact of Centre's farm laws

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Rajasthan to bring law to make wearing masks mandatory


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Rajasthan govt doubles players' daily allowance; announces out-of-turn jobs for 29 state medallists

The Rajasthan government on Sunday announced that 29 sports medallists will be appointed to the state service on an out-of-turn basis.
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Rajasthan govt to bring bill against Centre's farm laws on Oct 31: Congress leader


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COVID-19: ZEEL donates 20 ambulances, 4000 PPE kits to Rajasthan

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

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