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Monsoon deficiency falls to 21% nationwide, says IMD, but 91 reservoirs, 62 water bodies report 80% decline in storage
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Monsoon deficiency falls to 21% nationwide, says IMD, but 91 reservoirs, 62 water bodies report 80% decline in storage

Three-fourths of MeT department's sub-meteorological divisions in the country fall under the "deficient" rainfall category.

Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case: Jodhpur court to reject actor's plea if he fails to appear for next hearing
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Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case: Jodhpur court to reject actor's plea if he fails to appear for next hearing

Convicted on 5 April 2018, Salman Khan was granted bail two days later in the 1998 Blackbuck poaching case.

Rajasthan Congress leaders to meet at 2.30 pm today to discuss Lok Sabha poll rout, Rahul Gandhi's resignation
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Rajasthan Congress leaders to meet at 2.30 pm today to discuss Lok Sabha poll rout, Rahul Gandhi's resignation

The state executive of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee will meet Wednesday and would endorse the CWC resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to continue as party chief and steer the party out of its current state, a top party leader said.

Rajasthan Congress in disarray; all guns trained on Ashok Gehlot for focussing on son's campaign, neglecting other seats
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Rajasthan Congress in disarray; all guns trained on Ashok Gehlot for focussing on son's campaign, neglecting other seats

Rajasthan Congress, which faced an embarrassing defeat in the state in the Lok Sabha elections only months after winning the mandate in the Assembly polls, appears to be lacking leadership, with all guns trained on Ashok Gehlot.

India all set to have Defence Cyber Agency next month to tackle hackers; Rear Admiral Mohit Gupta to head service
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India all set to have Defence Cyber Agency next month to tackle hackers; Rear Admiral Mohit Gupta to head service

Defence Cyber Agency is one of the three agencies along with the Special Forces and Space to be set up as per the clearance given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Combined Commanders' Conference in Jodhpur in 2018

Lok Sabha polls: Resurgent Rajasthan Congress ropes in second generation leaders to strengthen position
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Lok Sabha polls: Resurgent Rajasthan Congress ropes in second generation leaders to strengthen position

The Congress is banking on the sons of two veteran leaders to defeat BJP heavyweights in Jodhpur and Barmer.

Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case: Hearing of actor's appeal against Rajasthan HC verdict postponed to 4 July
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Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case: Hearing of actor's appeal against Rajasthan HC verdict postponed to 4 July

Salman Khan, in his appeal, had challenged Rajasthan High Court's verdict of five-year jail sentence for killing endangered blackbucks in 1998.

Congress releases another list of Lok Sabha candidates; Ashok Gehlot's son Vaibhav, Manvendra Singh among big names
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Congress releases another list of Lok Sabha candidates; Ashok Gehlot's son Vaibhav, Manvendra Singh among big names

Among the prominent Congress leaders who will contest are Vaibhav Gehlot, and former Union ministers Bhanwar Jitendra Singh and Manvendra Singh.

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.

Swine flu toll rises to 112 in Rajasthan: 79 cases detected as state suffers one of the worst outbreaks
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Swine flu toll rises to 112 in Rajasthan: 79 cases detected as state suffers one of the worst outbreaks

As many as 79 fresh cases of swine flu were detected in Rajasthan, according to data issued by the state's health department, taking the toll of this year up to 112.

Swine flu deaths touch 88 in Rajasthan in January, February; 16 people succumb to influenza virus in Himachal Pradesh
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Swine flu deaths touch 88 in Rajasthan in January, February; 16 people succumb to influenza virus in Himachal Pradesh

Rajasthan has recorded 88 deaths between 1 January and 5 February due to swine flu while 16 people have lost their lives in Himachal Pradesh

NGT slaps Rs 20 crore fine on Rajasthan government for inaction on Bandi river pollution by local textile industries
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NGT slaps Rs 20 crore fine on Rajasthan government for inaction on Bandi river pollution by local textile industries

A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore directed the Rajasthan chief secretary to deposit the money as an interim amount within one month towards environment compensation to the Central Pollution Control Board, which may be recovered from the polluters

Rajasthan election results: Congress faces delicate balancing act between Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot as possible CM faces
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Rajasthan election results: Congress faces delicate balancing act between Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot as possible CM faces

The two candidates for the post of the Rajasthan chief minister are old war horse Ashok Gehlot and young leader Sachin Pilot.

Jodhpur Election Results 2018: Congress candidate Manisha Panwar leads over BJP's Atul Bhansali by over 8,000 votes
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Jodhpur Election Results 2018: Congress candidate Manisha Panwar leads over BJP's Atul Bhansali by over 8,000 votes

In Rajasthan's Jodhpur constituency, as the results come in, Manisha Panwar of the Congress is leading by over 8,000 votes over the BJP's Atul Bhansali.

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas wedding: Singer to wear traditional attire with turban, sword for Indian ceremony
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Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas wedding: Singer to wear traditional attire with turban, sword for Indian ceremony

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are reportedly welcoming their guests in traditional Rajasthani style, and presenting them with an exhaustive bag of goodies.

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas wedding: Couple arrive in Jodhpur; Dwayne Johnson in guest list
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Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas wedding: Couple arrive in Jodhpur; Dwayne Johnson in guest list

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas will tie the knot on 2 and 3 December at Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Rajasthan Assembly polls: Congress fields senior leaders to pacify rebels contesting as Independents; splits state into 7 zones
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Rajasthan Assembly polls: Congress fields senior leaders to pacify rebels contesting as Independents; splits state into 7 zones

Reportedly, as many as 50 Congress leaders in Rajasthan have turned rebels. Many of these have either resigned from the party or have filed nomination as Independent candidates.