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Lookout notice against Asaram

A lookout circular has been issued against controversial godman Asaram Bapu in connection with a sexual assault case. The Jodhpur police also served a notice asking him to be present on August 30 for questioning in Jodhpur. The police team was kept waiting for hours.

Asaram called for questioning

The Jodhpur police has dispatched two teams to Gujarat and Madhya Pardesh to investigate the sexual assault case against controversial godman Asaram Bapu. “One team is in Chhindwara while another is in Ahmadabad,” said deputy commissioner of police, Jodhpur, Ajaypal Lamba.

PUCL starts ‘Pheku’ site to ‘expose’ Modi

The People Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has launched a website named “Pheku” to expose what it says are the truths and myths of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. “The website will help people know the truth about Modi’s so-called Gujarat model,” said Radha Kishan, a senior PUCL functionary.

Rajasthan: Youth rapes FB ‘friend’

A Facebook friend allegedly raped a Jaipur-based girl in Kota on Sunday night. The accused, Manish Saini, who is a software engineer, raped the victim and later handed her over to his friend to rape her. The police in Kota launched a manhunt to arrest Manish and his friend Nandkishore, an engineer student.

Raje to take workers’ feedback

Terming party’s Suraj Sankalp Yatra a success, the BJP leaders have been engaged in gathering feedback from the party’s ranks. The state BJP president, Ms Vasundhara Raje, is scheduled to conduct a feedback session from August 22 in Dholpur from her residence.

District chiefs defy diktat, want tickets

Though the Rajasthan BJP asked all its the district presidents not to contest Assembly elections and to help the party nominees win, more than half the 39 district unit heads have not paid any heed.

Cong block leaders upset

Resentment is brewing among the block committees leaders against the Congress high command’s decision to seek applications in a format from the ticket aspirants. The Opposition BJP also questioned the format introduced by the Congress seeking caste-wise details from the aspirants.

Cong MLA hit out at CBI probe

Facing heat from the CBI in the Gopalgarh incident, the Opposition BJP and a section of ruling Congress have launched a campaign against the agency to corner it. After the BJP, Congress MLA and parliamentary secretary Zahida Khan also lashed out at the CBI for framing innocent people in cases. The BJP had already protested against the agency in Bharatpur.

Rajasthan: Exercise to rope in Cong panels for polls falls flat

The exercise to rope in block Congress committees to shortlist candidates for the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly elections has proved futile. The Congress has now asked aspirants to submit their applications in a prescribed proforma introduced by the AICC.

Transfer of SP triggers protests in Jaisalmer

The transfer of Jaisalmer SP Pankaj Chaudhary triggered strong resentment among the people while the border town witnessed a dawn-to-dusk bandh on Sunday.

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