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Rajasthan: Khap panchayat forces man, woman to bathe publicly to ‘wash off sins’

Jaipur: A Khap panchayat, an unelected council of village elders, recently penalised a man and woman from the Sansi Community in Rajasthan’s Sikar district by making them bathe publicly to wash their alleged ‘sins’ The nephew and aunt who were allgedly involved in an ‘illicit’ relationship, were asked to deposit Rs 31,000 and Rs 22,000 […]

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot met Governor Kalraj Mishra last week (File Photo/Twitter)

Finally, Rajasthan Governor gives nod to assembly session from Aug 14

Jaipur: After rejecting the state government’s proposal to call a special assembly session in Rajasthan thrice,Governor Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday finally approved the revised proposal sent by the state government requesting to convene special assembly session on August 14 after holding a cabinet meeting in the evening. The Governor, in his order, has directed that […]

Rajasthan Assembly Speaker (File Photo: IANS)

‘High Court encroaching on powers’: Rajasthan Speaker moves Supreme Court

New Delhi: Rajasthan Assembly Speaker C.P. Joshi has moved the Supreme Court, challenging the state High Court’s July 24 order staying proceedings on disqualification petitions against 19 rebel MLAs, including dropped Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot. “It is submitted that the impugned order interdicts the petitioner/Speaker from acting under the Tenth Schedule at the stage […]

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot met Governor Kalraj Mishra last week (File Photo/Twitter)

Rajasthan Governor again returns proposal for Assembly session

Jaipur: Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday returned a state government proposal to call a special Assembly session, for the third time. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot called the rejection a ‘love letter’, even as the former extended an olive branch to the rebel Congress MLAs. Officials said that the Governor raised objections over the rising cases […]

Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy (File Photo/IANS)

‘Poached MLAs itself’: Kumaraswamy slams Congress over Rajasthan crisis

Bengaluru: Hitting out at the former ally a year after parting ways, former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday slammed the Congress over the political crisis in Rajasthan, triggered by its rebel leader Sachin Pilot and his supporters against the Ashok Gehlot government. “The Congress has no moral right […]

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot met Governor Kalraj Mishra last week (File Photo/Twitter)

Rajasthan Governor allows assembly session but with conditions

Jaipur: Amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Governor Kalraj Mishra on Monday allowed the state government to convene a special assembly session but with conditions. He said that the session should be called on 21 days notice so that MLAs during corona times may not face problems coming to Jaipur and all of them can […]

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot met Governor Kalraj Mishra last week (File Photo/Twitter)

No Rajasthan assembly session as of now as Governor returns file again

Jaipur: The stand-off between the Governor and Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan continues as Governor Kalraj Mishra on Monday returned the file sent by the state government which requested him to allow the special assembly session in the state. This was the second time the state government had sent a file to the Governor to get […]