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HC no to quota in panchayats

The Rajasthan high court has struck down provisions made by the state government in Panchayat Act to provide 20 per cent seats to youth and 50 per cent to women and ruled that such provisions were against the Constitution.

Gujjar faction calls gathering

A breakaway group of the Gujjar community has called for a “Mahapadav (mass gathering) at Matrkundia, in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district, on May 27. The working president of the Gujjar Mahasabha, former BJP minister Kalulal Gujjar, said the community will formulate its strategy to achieve the goal of five per cent reservation for the community.

Shekhawat cremated with state honours

The mortal remains of former vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat were consigned to flames with state honours on Sunday at a place marked for his memorial in Jaipur.

Death leaves BJP with tough task


Though the late Bhairon Singh Shekhawat never played the caste card in his long political innings, Rajputs always considered him as their father figure.

Rajasthan: 82 MLAs had child marriages

While the state government is geared up to prevent child marriages on Akha Teej in Rajasthan, details available with the state Assembly shows that 82 MLAs got married when they were not at a legally marriageable age.

Shekhawat, 87, passes away


Former chief minister and former vice-president of India Bhairon Singh Shekhawat passed away on Saturday in Jaipur after an illness of a couple of days. He is survived by his wife Suraj Kanwar and daughter Ratan.

Gujjar faction rejects pact, demands quota

A breakaway group of Gujjars has rejected peace pact signed by K.S. Bainsla with the state government at a mahapanchayat on Thursday at Sikadra under Dausa district and given one month time to the government to

Dispute arises over Rajmata’s property


After a brief lull, the dispute over the huge property left behind by late Rajmata Gayatri Devi has come out in the open while two of the family members of Jaipur’s ex-royal family had filed a suit before a local court and

Breakaway Gujjars’ rally today

Even though Gujjar leader K.S. Bainsla had signed a peace pact with the state government, a group of Gujjar leaders gave a call to organise a “Mahapanchayat” at Sikandra under Dausa district on Thursday to formulate a strategy to relaunch the agitation. But Mr Bainsla said a group of Gujjar leaders from outside the state are trying to spoil the community’s cause. Sources in the state government, however, claimed the BJP was trying to incite the community.

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