Pakistani Hindu migrants in 21 colonies of Rajasthan’s Jodhpur have appealed to PM Modi to vaccinate them based on their travel documents as they have no Aadhar cards. Migrant activist Ashok Suthar said, while 10 succumbed to COVID-19, 1,500 of them have influenza-like symptoms but no medical tests were performed. Following the government’s decision to vaccinate saints and nomads without Aadhar cards, several activists urged the government to… read-more
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Self-proclaimed godman Asaram, serving his jail term at Rajasthan's Jodhpur jail, has been admitted to ICU ward of a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. Moreover, 12 other prisoners have also tested positive for the virus. Earlier, Asaram was arrested in 2014 from Madhya Pradesh's Indore for raping a 16-year-old girl at his Ashram in Jodhpur. He was later sentenced life imprisonment in 2018.
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At least 16 prisoners have reportedly broken out of Phalodi sub-jail in Jodhpur on April 5 after throwing black pepper powder in the eyes of guards. The inmates first injured the female guard at the jail's mess and then beat others to submission. Reportedly, three escapees are from Bihar while the rest are from Jodhpur. Meanwhile, BJP MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat took a jibe at the state's law and order.
Filmmaker Prakash Jha, also the producer of the web series 'Aashram', is under the legal radar after an FIR was lodged against him at Jodhpur's Luni for allegedly hurting sentiments of scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST). The complainant, DR Meghwal, stated that certain scenes in 'Aashram' promotes "discrimination and untouchability". Moreover, he also blamed such contents for encouraging molestations and… read-more
On July 21, Shankar Patel, a compounder from Barmer's Ajeet town in Jodhpur, along with a patient and two family members died on the spot after crashing their SUV onto a bus on Jodhpur-Barmer highway. The deceased were speeding to overtake a vehicle but didn't see the oncoming bus from the opposite lane. Two cranes had to pull out the car from under the bus to recover the bodies.
As many as 13 contractual workers who were working at a dairy plant in Rajasthan's Jodhpur have tested positive for COVID-19. Madan Lal Bagdi, Managing Director of the Saras dairy plant, stated, "They... used to work in the garden where wastewater of dairy is utilised. They had not come in contact with packaging or milk."