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Rajasthan suspends mobile internet in numerous districts to prevent cheating in teachers’ exam

The Rajasthan Eligibility Exams for Teachers are being conducted to recruit 31,000 Grade 3 teachers in the state. Originally scheduled for 20 June, the exams were postponed due to Covid.

Mephedrone & opium worth over Rs 20 lakh seized in two operations in Surat, 4 arrested

3 accused in the first operation are history-sheeters. They had brought mephedrone from Mumbai. The 4th accused in second case ​was smuggling opium from Rajasthan.
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Focus on 2023 Rajasthan polls, BJP tells cadre to get rid of factionalism amid Raje rumblings

Warning from BJP General Secretary (organisation) BL Santosh comes amid a section of the Rajasthan unit putting pressure on party to name Vasundhara Raje as CM candidate for 2023 polls.
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New Rajasthan govt law triggers political furore, BJP accuses it of promoting child marriage

Several BJP leaders call amendment a direct violation of the law against child marriages, but govt says it’s only a ‘technical’ change to an existing law.
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Who is Lokesh Sharma, Rajasthan CM Gehlot’s OSD who resigned hours after controversial tweet

Sharma was involved in managing Gehlot’s social media profiles. He quit after his tweet was construed as an indirect criticism of Congress high command over change of leadership in Punjab.
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s OSD Lokesh Sharma resigns

Sharma submitted his resignation on Saturday night, hours after he posted a tweet which was seen as an indirect criticism of the Congress over the change of leadership in Punjab.
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Covid made India’s child labour problem bigger. In Rajasthan, they slog 18 hrs/day for Rs 50

5 children died in the state between July 2020 & January 2021 due to abysmal working conditions and malnutrition. But kids are still working in bangle factories, dhabas etc.
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Congress reaches out to Pilot, Deora to pre-empt further revolt after Sushmita Dev shocker

Party leadership has been in talks with Milind Deora and Sachin Pilot, mulling over giving the two a more central role to ensure there aren't any more resignations.
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With 131 new institutions in 4 years, it’s boom time for private universities in India

Number of private universities in India jumps 47%, from 276 in 2015-16 to 407 in 2019-20, the latest AISHE data shows. 
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Vasundhara supporters take next step in ‘Raje as CM face’ pitch, launch office in Jaipur today

Members of the ‘Vasundhara Raje Samarthak Manch Rajasthan’ — a group set up this January — say the former chief minister herself is not connected with the initiative.

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India bonds likely to gain as Modi govt sticks to its borrowing plan

The govt will adhere to its plan to borrow Rs 12.05 trillion in the year through March. FM Nirmala Sitharaman had earlier indicated that the govt may borrow about Rs 1.6 trillion extra.


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China sets up new shelters for troops in forward areas near LAC in eastern Ladakh

Sources said the shelters were installed near Tashigong, Manza, Hot Springs and Churup among others, in response to India’s deployment in the region.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.