JAIPUR

  • JLF: High auto-rickshaw fares, over-charged local goods disappoint visitors January 20, 2015

    Ahead of the Jaipur Literature Festival many visitors to the Pink city complain that local businesses have been fleecing them during their visit from near and far. But many are disgruntled with the travel agencies and local businesses at the Pink City which are trying to make a quick buck...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: From Transglobal Underground to Bharat Brass Band; world musicians set to perform January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Jaipur is once again set to dance to the beat of world class musicians as the annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival brings together an eclectic line up of artists playing morning and night. The music performances will take place at two locations, the Font Lawns at Diggi Palace...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Chefs, poets and record-breakers set to launch books January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Known for attracting interesting literary stars, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has also become the place to launch the biggest books of the year to the public. The festival, which takes place between 21-25 January, will see 19 new titles launched, including the launch of the 'Masterchef India...
  • Jaipur International Film Fest: Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award January 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi is set to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 5th Jaipur International Film Festival to be held here from February 1. Majidi is best known for his films like 'The Song of Sparrows', 'Children of Heaven', 'Baran', 'The Willow Tree' among others. Besides...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Rajasthan's rich heritage to be in focus this year January 19, 2015

    All roads in Jaipur will lead to Diggi Palace on January 21st for the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. With an eclectic mix of speakers' part of this year's program, the festival promises to bigger and better. The lawns of the historic Diggi Palace, which once belonged to a Thakur family,...
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Waheeda Rehman to attend Jaipur Literature Festival January 6, 2015

    Jaipur: Bollywood bigwigs like Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Waheeda Rehman and Javed Akhtar will be present at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival that will begin here Jan 21, said the organisers. These luminaries will gather to discuss the processes and challenges involved in adapting books into cinemas, the organisers said. There...
  • On sidelines of Jaipur Literature festival, a rickshaw ride for Rs 6,756! January 5, 2015

    Jaipur: The government is going out on a limb with ad campaigns like "atithi devo bhava (guest is like god)" to woo tourists. However, in one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country, there are websites fleecing tourists, with many first-timers in the Pink City falling for their guiles....
  • Foreign national narrates harassment instances in Jaipur December 15, 2014

    If Indian women feel unsafe in the country, the scene is even more difficult for foreign nationals. "Men stare at me constantly, misbehave with me," Loredana Chifu who lives in Jaipur narrates her experiences. ...
  • 10 charred to death, 12 suffer injuries as gas tanker explodes on Delhi-Jaipur highway December 14, 2014

    Jaipur: In a tragic incident, 10 people were burnt alive and 12 others injured when a gas tanker caught fire and exploded on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near Beelpur village, 35 kms from Jaipur, late on Saturday night. Jaipur Collector and District Magistrate Krishna Kunal, who was supervising the rescue operation, said...
  • Jaipur: 70-year-old woman paraded half-naked on donkey over property dispute December 8, 2014

    Jaipur: A 70-year-old woman has alleged that she was tortured and paraded half-naked on a donkey by relatives who wanted to grab her property at Kameri-Chouhan village in Bhilwara district, police said. The FIR was filed by Haribai Gujjar, a widow, with the Raipur Police station in Bhilwara district on Saturday...
  • Jaipur: 17-day-old boy's private part allegedly cut-off by a relative over a property dispute December 3, 2014

    Jaipur: In a shocking incident from Jaipur, a relative allegedly cut off the private parts of a 17-day-old baby over a property dispute. The doctor said that the reconstructive surgery was not possible till the boy is 5 years of age. The boy's parents have registered an FIR and have alleged...
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi in DSC Prize shortlist November 28, 2014

    London: Indian writer critic Shamsur Rahman Faruqi and Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri are among five authors shortlisted for next year's USD 50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. The shortlist for 2015 was announced here late last night. Lahiri's novel "The Lowland", an intimate portrayal of two brothers and political passion...
  • All things art at 2015 Jaipur Literature festival November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Dialogues on art history and art appreciation along with sessions focusing on different aspects of Indian art will also play a major role at the upcoming eighth Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. A session on art as well as a look at the interplay between Buddhism and architecture with Llewelyn...
  • Jaipur: Rajasthan boy hangs himself after teacher beats him up November 24, 2014

    Jaipur: A 16-year-old student of a state-run school in Rajasthan has committed suicide allegedly due to humiliation, harassment and beating by a teacher. The teacher was arrested, police said on Monday. The incident took place on Saturday in Rampuria village in Baran district, over 290 km from here. Dilkush Saharia, a Class...
  • Saif Ali Khan is incredibly hard on himself: Ileana D'Cruz November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Ileana D'Cruz, who is working with Saif Ali Khan for the first time in 'Happy Ending', says the actor is incredibly hard on himself. The 27-year-old actress has so far worked with younger actors including Varun Dhawan and Ranbir Kapoor in Bollywood but working with 44-year-old Saif was a...
  • Nihal Chand fails to turn up in a Jaipur court on Wednesday, police under scanner November 12, 2014

    Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Nihal Chand, accused of rape in Rajasthan did not turn up in a Jaipur court on Wednesday, though he did send his lawyer. But the failure of the police to serve notice to him for the last six months puts the role of police...
  • Hearing in rape case against Union Minister Nihal Chand in Jaipur court today November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A Jaipur court on will be hearing an appeal against the acquittal of Nihal Chand, the Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers in a rape case. This even as Nihal Chand is not present at the hearing. The Rajasthan police claimed that they weren't able to...
  • From Army and shooting ranges, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore now joins government November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Having excelled in shooting ranges, ace marksman Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has now hit target in the political arena as well, getting a berth in the Narendra Modi government on Sunday as a Minister of State in his maiden stint as an MP. 43-year-old Rathore, who rose to fame when...
  • Shah Rukh Khan watches 'Happy New Year' at Jaipur's Raj Mandir November 1, 2014

    Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has been hopping from one city to another to celebrate the success of "Happy New Year", took out time to catch glimpses of the movie in Jaipur's iconic Raj Mandir cinema hall. "What a fantastic dinner at my friend Siddharth's house in Jaipur. Saw bits of...
  • Rajasthan textile sector to be linked with 'Make-in-India', says CM Raje October 29, 2014

    Jaipur: The textile sector in Rajasthan will get the best of technologies and innovations as a part of plans to make the state a "one-stop and most-favoured destination for investment", Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said on Wednesday. The textile industry will be provided with the complete matrix of technology, innovation...
  • Jaipur: Seven people killed in cracker shop fire October 23, 2014

    Jaipur: At least seven people were killed early on Thursday in a fire at a firecracker shop in Rajasthan's Barmer district, police said. The incident took place around 1 am at the shop in Balotra area of the district, over 430 kms from the state capital Jaipur. "We have so far recovered...
  • Delhi: DTC curtails services on inter-state routes October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has scaled down its services on 68 inter-state routes from April 2007 to March this year. As per its Operational Statistics report, DTC had plied buses on 80 inter-state routes in 2007-2008, but from April 2013 to March this year it operated on...
  • Swadeshi Sangam convention on October 11-12 in Jaipur October 5, 2014

    Jaipur: A two day convention 'Swadeshi Sangam' (SS) focusing on promotion and sale of indigenous products and issues related to foreign direct investment (FDI) will begin in Jaipur on October 11. The Sangam will deliberate on issues related to Genetically Modified (GM)crops, decline of small-scale industries, environment and river linking, patent...
  • Rajasthan: Police find minister's puppy first, get criticised for delay in gangrape probe September 22, 2014

    Jaipur: A Rajasthan minister's missing pet dog has been traced, much to the relief of local police which was in the line of fire for launching a hunt for the pup at a time when it is yet to crack the shocking gangrape case in the city. A missing complaint was...
  • AirAsia launches daily flight to Jaipur, Chandigarh September 5, 2014

    Jaipur: Low cost carrier AirAsia started its services in northern India with the launch of daily direct flights to Jaipur and Chandigarh from Bangalore. AirAsia India CEO, Mittu Chandilya, who was here on the BangaloreJaipur launch flight, said both the cities have great potential to expand and hence the airline has...
  • Amitabh Bachchan takes to Twitter to express excitement as Jaipur Pink Panthers wins ProKabaddi title September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan owned Jaipur Pink Panthers lifted the winner's trophy at the Star Sports ProKabaddi League finale Sunday by defeating U Mumba. The finale took place at the NSCI Stadium here. As soon as the tournament ended, Abhishek's father and megastar Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: "WE ARE CHAMPIONS OF PRO...
  • Jaipur Pink Panthers win Pro Kabaddi League title August 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Jaipur Pink Panthers proved too strong for U Mumba as they produced a clinical performance in the final to emerge triumphant in the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League at the NSCI Stadium here on Sunday. The franchise owned by Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan scored a 3524 victory in an actionpacked summit...
  • Rajasthan: 8yearold girl dies after being beaten up by teacher August 28, 2014

    Dausa: An 8yearold schoolgirl in Dausa, Rajasthan, died after being allegedly beaten up by her teacher. The incident happened on Thursday. The child was referred to a Jaipur hospital but she died on the way. The police is now questioning the teacher and school authorities. The child's postmortem report is awaited. ...
  • AirAsia to start flight between Chandigarh, Bangalore at Rs 1,900 from September 5 August 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: The lowcost carrier AirAsia India on Tuesday announced commencement of its direct flight to Chandigarh from Bangalore from September 5, saying the company's goal is to offer fares 30 per cent cheaper than rates prevailing in the market. "Chandigarh is our first destination in north India. The reason why we...