Kota: News

19 Feb 2024


Student goes missing in Kota, 2nd case in a week

A student from Uttar Pradesh, who was studying in Rajasthan's Kota, has been missing since last Tuesday (February 13).

13 Feb 2024


JEE aspirant found dead in Kota, 4th suicide this year

A student from Jharkhand, preparing for engineering entrance examinations, was found dead in his hostel room in Kota, Rajasthan, on Tuesday.

Kota: 18-year-old JEE aspirant hangs self; 2nd suicide this month

An 18-year-old Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) aspirant died by suicide in Rajasthan's Kota, the police said on Monday.

19 Jan 2024

Education Ministry

Coaching centres barred from entering students below 16 years

Ministry of Education has unveiled new regulations for coaching centers, aiming to improve student supervision and support for study programs, competitive exams, and academics.

28 Sep 2023


NEET aspirant dies by suicide in Kota, 27th this year

A 20-year-old NEET aspirant identified as Mohammad Tanveer died by suicide in Rajasthan's Kota on Wednesday. This is the 27th such case reported in the coaching hub this year.

28 Jun 2023


Kota: 2 NEET aspirants commit suicide in 2 days

A 17-year-old boy allegedly took his life in Rajasthan's Kota on Tuesday, a day after another teenage boy was suspected of committing suicide, reported the Hindustan Times.

NIA raids 7 locations in Rajasthan suspecting PFI links

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided seven locations in Rajasthan on Saturday, suspecting unlawful activities related to the banned Popular Front of India (PFI).

19 Aug 2021


Man arrested for stabbing wife to death in Kota

An 11-year-old interfaith marriage came to a grisly end when a man allegedly attacked his 27-year-old wife with a knife at a public place in Kota, killing her on the spot, police said on Thursday.

18 Aug 2021


Young iPhone dealer murdered in Kota, three accused arrested

Kota Police on Tuesday arrested three youths for allegedly murdering a mobile phone dealer in an attempt to steal phones from him and later burnt his body and car to erase evidence.

03 May 2021


Elderly couple kill themselves over fear of infecting grandson

A coronavirus-positive couple in their 70s died in Kota on Sunday by jumping before a moving train as they feared they might spread the infection to their grandson, police said.

16 Apr 2021


Rajasthan: Minor boy kills alcoholic father with ax

A 16-year-old boy allegedly killed his alcoholic father with an ax while he was asleep early on Friday in Rajasthan's Kota district, police said.

27 Feb 2021


Rajasthan: Sub-inspector suspended for sacrificing goat at family function

A sub-inspector from Kota district in Rajasthan was suspended on Friday with disciplinary action initiated against him in nearby Baran district after a video of him sacrificing a goat was criticized on social media, officials said.

22 Apr 2020


Embarrassed after MLA brings daughter home, Nitish Kumar suspends officer

An officer in Bihar was suspended after he issued a pass to a BJP MLA to bring his daughter home from Kota, an incident which left Chief Minister Nitish Kumar embarrassed and invited criticism from the opposition.

04 Jan 2020


Kota hospital: Rajasthan Deputy CM slams CM after 107 deaths

On Saturday morning, another infant died at the JK Lon Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, taking the death toll in nearly a month to 107.

02 Jan 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Kota: 103 infants die at one hospital in a month

The recent reports of children's deaths at the JK Lon Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, have raised a serious alarm about the healthcare provisions at the facility.

27 Dec 2019


Rajasthan: Probe launched after 10 infants die in Kota hospital

The Rajasthan government on Friday sent a team of officials to the JK Lon Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, where 10 newborns died in a 28-hour period.

07 Jul 2019


Jaipur rape accused, a psychopath with history of crime, arrested

Five days after the alleged rape of a seven-year-old girl in Jaipur shook the city, Rajasthan Police have arrested the accused, who has a history of sexual crimes. The accused was arrested from Kota.

13 Jun 2019


Inspiring stories of NEET, AIIMS 2019 toppers to know about

In India, becoming a doctor is the dream for many youngsters. The NEET (UG) and AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam are the country's two most popular medical entrance exams.

18 Oct 2018


Rajasthan: Man arrested for abducting, raping minor girl in Kota

A 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a minor girl in Kota, Rajasthan.

26 Sep 2018


16-year-old NEET aspirant from Bihar commits suicide in Kota: Police

A 16-year-old girl from Bihar allegedly committed suicide by jumping into Chambal river in Kota today, police said.

25 Aug 2018


Rajasthan: Bacteria kills six in 7 days, health-department on alert

The health department in Kota, Rajasthan, is on high alert after six people lost their lives to scrub typhus (a disease caused by bacteria) in seven days.

20 Aug 2018


Kota girl develops device that sends distress calls without Internet

A Class 12 girl in Kota has developed a safety device that can be attached to a women's wristwatch to help her send emergency alerts to family members in case she is threatened or assaulted without the Internet.

19 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

NEET aspirant from UP stabbed to death in Kota

A 17-year-old student, who was preparing at a Kota institute for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), was stabbed to death by a youth following an argument, a police official said today.

02 Jul 2018


After result season, 'The Thirteens' restart life in coaching-hub Kota

Go to Kota this time of the year and you will see a rare calm: results of most major competitive exams have been declared and admissions are ongoing, thus classes are on halt.

20 Jun 2018


Rajasthan: Unidentified men rob bank cashier of Rs. 8 lakh

Two unidentified men robbed a bank cashier and his aide of Rs. 8 lakh while the money was being shifted to a different branch in Rajasthan's Kota district.

AIIMS-MBBS 2018: Kota institute students secure 9 of 10 top-ranks

Rajasthan's coaching class capital Kota, known to churn out toppers, did it once again as nine students from a city institute were among the top 10 in the AIIMS MBBS Entrance Test 2018.

16 Jun 2018


Rajasthan: 'Farmer' dies; son claims he was depressed over poor-garlic-price

A 60-year-old man, allegedly a garlic farmer, died of cardiac arrest in Rajasthan's Kota.

15 Jun 2018


NEET-aspirant kills himself in Kota, over 10 suicides this year

Kota, India's coaching capital, has claimed yet another life. Eighteen-year-old Karan Kumar Ghasi of Barmer hanged himself to death in his PG room today.

07 May 2018

Train Accident

Delhi man killed after falling from moving train near Kota

A 20-year-old man was killed after he fell from a moving train in Kota district, police said.

03 May 2018


Six friends make it to top 20 of JEE-Main 2018

Academic rivalry often mars friendship, but six friends studying at a Kota coaching center have proven the critics wrong as they made it to the top 20 in the JEE-Main examination.

28 Jan 2018

Social Science

Drugs, sex, stress: Kota more than "coaching capital" of India

Since years, Kota has been the go-to destination for young IIT aspirants, but its claim to fame is turning dark.

29 Apr 2017

Indian Railways

Railways forgets to wake up passenger, fined Rs. 5,000

A consumer grievance forum has fined Railways Rs. 5,000 for failing to wake up a passenger who had registered on its wake-up alert services.

SC provides IT relief to former rulers

The Supreme Court has ruled on a nearly 4 decade old dispute between legal heirs of Maharao Bhim Singh of Kota and the Income Tax department.