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Dalit man assaulted in Jaisalmer for drinking water from an upper castes-only pot
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Dalit man assaulted in Jaisalmer for drinking water from an upper castes-only pot

A Dalit man was allegedly beaten up with iron rods and sticks by a group of men for drinking water from a pot meant for people from upper castes in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district.

Rajasthan: Two children dead, 40 others injured after school bus overturns in Jaisalmer
India

Rajasthan: Two children dead, 40 others injured after school bus overturns in Jaisalmer

The accident took place on the Sheo road under the Phalsund police station area when the bus was on its way to the school

IAF's MiG-21 plane crashes in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer, pilot dead
India

IAF's MiG-21 plane crashes in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer, pilot dead

MiG-21 aircraft of IAF, carrying wing commander Harshit Sinha met with a flying accident in the western sector during a training sortie

Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon to begin shooting for Bachchan Pandey in January 2021
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Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon to begin shooting for Bachchan Pandey in January 2021

Directed by Farhad Samji, Bachchan Pandey will reportedly see Akshay Kumar as a gangster and Kriti Sanon in the role of a journalist.

Two Rajasthan scribes booked for reporting Congress MLAs' 'phone tapping' during Pilot-Gehlot power tussle
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Two Rajasthan scribes booked for reporting Congress MLAs' 'phone tapping' during Pilot-Gehlot power tussle

As per the FIR, Sharat Kumar of Rajasthan Tak and Lokendra Singh, who manages Sachin Pilot's press releases on social media, have been accused of fabricating the news report

Rajasthan political crisis: A month after rebellion, Sachin Pilot and loyal MLAs return to party fold; here’s a timeline
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Rajasthan political crisis: A month after rebellion, Sachin Pilot and loyal MLAs return to party fold; here’s a timeline

The rebellion by Sachin Pilot and MLAs loyal to him came only months after Jyotiraditya Scindia left the Congress along with 22 MLAs, toppling the Madhya Pradesh government

Ashok Gehlot says Rajasthan BJP 'ridden with factionalism', questions shifting of MLAs to Gujarat
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Ashok Gehlot says Rajasthan BJP 'ridden with factionalism', questions shifting of MLAs to Gujarat

The BJP had claimed that their MLAs were being harassed by police and the administration at the behest of the Congress government in the state

Union minister Kailash Chaudhary tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to hospital in Jodhpur
India

Union minister Kailash Chaudhary tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to hospital in Jodhpur

The BJP leader said that said he had slight difficulty in breathing along with fever and requested those who came into contact with him to get themselves tested

Rajasthan political crisis: Over 50 MLAs supporting Ashok Gehlot shift to Jaisalmer from Jaipur
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Rajasthan political crisis: Over 50 MLAs supporting Ashok Gehlot shift to Jaisalmer from Jaipur

The decision to shift the MLAs come a day after Gehlot indicated that he will seek a confidence vote when the Assembly convenes next fortnight

Coronavirus Outbreak: 47 new cases, one death in Rajasthan in last 24 hours; state has reported a total of 430 cases till now
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: 47 new cases, one death in Rajasthan in last 24 hours; state has reported a total of 430 cases till now

A 76-year-old man, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in Jodhpur and 47 new cases emerged in Rajasthan on Thursday, taking the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 to 430 in the state

Coronavirus cases in India rise to 114: Odisha reports its first case; Maharashtra tally rise to 37 with four new infections
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Coronavirus cases in India rise to 114: Odisha reports its first case; Maharashtra tally rise to 37 with four new infections

COVID-19 extended its footprint in India on Monday with the eastern state of Odisha reporting its first coronavirus patient and one new case each in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Kerala, taking the total count to 114, Health Ministry officials said.

Total of 236 evacuated from Iran test negative for coronavirus; passengers quarantined at Indian Army Wellness Centre in Jaisalmer
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Total of 236 evacuated from Iran test negative for coronavirus; passengers quarantined at Indian Army Wellness Centre in Jaisalmer

Two Air India flights carrying 236 Indians from coronavirus-hit Iran landed in Jaisalmer on Sunday morning and the passengers were quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Centre

Fourth batch of Indians return from Tehran and Shiraz, taking total rescued from Iran to 389; evacuees to be under quarantine at Jaisalmer facility
India

Fourth batch of Indians return from Tehran and Shiraz, taking total rescued from Iran to 389; evacuees to be under quarantine at Jaisalmer facility

A fourth batch of 53 Indians returned to India from Iran on Monday, taking the total number of people evacuated from the coronavirus-hit country to 389

Coronavirus outbreak: Defence ministry sets up seven more quarantine facilities in Jaisalmer, Suratgadh, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Deolali, Kolkata, Chennai
India

Coronavirus outbreak: Defence ministry sets up seven more quarantine facilities in Jaisalmer, Suratgadh, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Deolali, Kolkata, Chennai

The facilities have been set up at Jaisalmer, Suratgadh, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Deolali, Kolkata and Chennai

For Jaisalmer's camel owners, an uncertain future brought on by economics of change
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For Jaisalmer's camel owners, an uncertain future brought on by economics of change

The old tradition of breeding and herding camels, and using them as carriers for short distances for tourism, remains one of the primary professions for villagers around Jaisalmer. But changing fortunes have imperiled their livelihood.

Pakistan's persistent efforts to honey-trap Indian jawans pose serious challenge to prevent theft of sensitive data
India

Pakistan's persistent efforts to honey-trap Indian jawans pose serious challenge to prevent theft of sensitive data

Two Indian soldiers were arrested in Jodhpur on Wednesday on charges of sharing crucial information regarding army deployment and equipment via WhatsApp and Facebook with a Pakistan-based woman ISI agent, reports claimed

Preparations in full swing ahead of International Yoga Day; Modi to lead celebrations from Ranchi
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Preparations in full swing ahead of International Yoga Day; Modi to lead celebrations from Ranchi

The 5th International Yoga Day is set to be observed across the world on 21 June. In view of the occasion, preparations were underway on Thursday, with events also being held across India and the world ahead of the official day of celebrations. Reuters

Drought in Rajasthan: Over Rs 7,000 crore spent on projects, but not much water has flown through western region
India

Drought in Rajasthan: Over Rs 7,000 crore spent on projects, but not much water has flown through western region

Struggling to access drinking water has become a norm for people in this part of Rajasthan's Thar Desert, irrespective of the season. Even during winters, — when the temperature is between three and seven degrees Celsius — the struggle for drinking water is similar to that in summers, when mercury rises as high as 50 degrees Celsius.

Drought in Rajasthan: From unemployment to school dropouts, Barmer sees exodus for works as crops fail
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Drought in Rajasthan: From unemployment to school dropouts, Barmer sees exodus for works as crops fail

Barmer is reeling under what is claimed to be the severest drought of the decade as rains have evaded the district for the fifth consecutive year.

Drought in Rajasthan: Poor groundwater situation, erratic rains in Barmer indicate ecological distress across Thar desert
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Drought in Rajasthan: Poor groundwater situation, erratic rains in Barmer indicate ecological distress across Thar desert

With agriculture and cattle rearing being the only means of livelihood for locals of Thar desert, persistent drought has forced residents to migrate to other regions within the state while many others continue to cope with cascading effects of drought.