India: Congress leads in Rajasthan civic body elections

Jaipur, Nov 19 (PTI) The ruling Congress was leading on Tuesday afternoon in most of the 49 civic bodies in Rajasthan where elections were held last week to elect more than 2,000 councillors.

As per the state election department data available till 1.30 pm, 753 candidates of the Congress have won, followed by 590 of the BJP, 14 of the BSP and 2 of the CPIM. As many as 312 Independent candidates have also emerged winners.

India: 2 booked for raping woman in moving car

Jaipur, Nov 18 (PTI) Two persons have been booked for allegedly raping a woman in a moving car in the city, police said on Monday.

The victim lodged an FIR against Navin Yadav and Rahul Gurjar on Sunday accusing them of raping her in a moving car on Saturday, police said.

A case under relevant section was registered with Banipark Police Station.

A medical test of the victim was conducted and the matter is being further investigated, the police said, adding, that no arrest has been made yet.

India: Congress doesn't want President's rule in Maha: Chavan

Mumbai, Nov 10 (PTI) The Congress in Maharashtra on Sunday said it didn't want President's Rule in the state which is in the midst of a political crisis in view of the BJP's announcement that it would not form government.

Senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan said newly-elected MLAs of the party will seek advice from the party high-command over its future political stand in the state.

"We are in Jaipur. We will discuss the issue here and will seek advice for the future political stand. The party doesn't want president's rule in the state," he told reporters.

India: Minor tribal girl raped in Rajasthan's Baran

Kota, Oct 25 (PTI) An eight-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in the Kawai area of Rajasthan's Baran district, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred on Tuesday but came to light only on Thursday, they said.

The girl was playing outside her house and the accused lured her to a secluded place and raped her there, a police officer said.

In the evening of that day, the girl complained of abdominal pain and bleeding from private parts. Her parents took her to a local dispensary but none suspected rape, he said.

India: 7 held for garlanding BSP leaders with shoes

Jaipur, Oct 24 (PTI) Seven people have been arrested for allegedly garlanding two Bahujan Samaj Party leaders with shoes, blackening their faces and parading them outside the party office here two days ago, police said.

Rajasthan BSP president Sumrat Singh lodged an FIR at the Sindhi camp police station, following which the accused were arrested on Wednesday.

The BSP workers were alleging corruption in ticket distribution in the party in the assembly polls last year.

India: Rape accused takes poison as police reach to nab him

Kota (Raj), Oct 20 (PTI) A 25-year-old man accused of raping a minor consumed a poisonous substance as police reached to nab him at Jhalawar's Borkeheji village on Sunday, police said.

He was hiding at his brother-in-law's house at the time of the incident.

He was rushed to a district hospital where he was undergoing treatment, police said, adding that he was stated to be out of danger.

India: Pehlu Khan lynching case: Rajasthan govt moves HC against acquittal of accused

Jaipur, Oct 18 (PTI) The Rajasthan government has filed an appeal in the high court here against the acquittal of all six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case.

Pehlu Khan and his sons were thrashed by a mob on the suspicion of cow smuggling in Alwar's Behror on Aprli 1, 2017.

Khan had died at a hospital in Alwar on April 3.

India: Rajasthan woman alleges rape by nine men two yrs ago

Jaipur, Oct 12 (PTI) A 35-year-old woman has alleged she was raped by nine men after serving her a sedative laced drink two years ago in Rajasthan's Churu district, police said on Saturday.

The woman filed a compliant on Friday, following which a case was registered against the accused, Churu Deputy Superintendent of Police Sukhvendra Pal Singh said.

He said the accused also filmed a video of the crime.

Medical examination of the victim was done on Saturday and statements will be recorded, the DSP said.

India: Curfew relaxed briefly in Rajasthan's Malpura

Jaipur, Oct 11 (PTI) Curfew was relaxed for two hours on Friday in Malpura town of Rajasthan's Tonk district where it was imposed three days ago over communal tensions following pelting of stones at a Dussehra procession.

The restrictions were imposed on Wednesday and mobile internet services were also snapped to prevent rumour-mongering.

"The curfew was relaxed from 0830 to 1030 hrs. The situation in the town is under control," Malpura Circle Officer Jai Singh said on Friday.

India: Activists protest over sedition case against celebrities

Jaipur, Oct 7 (PTI) Activists, theatre artists and filmmakers staged a protest in the Pink city on Monday over registration of a sedition case against 49 celebrities after they had expressed concern over rising incidents of mob lynching in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

They condemned the filing of the case against celebrities like Aparna Sen, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap and Revathi.

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