Jaipur

  • Maintain city's heritage at all cost during metro work: Vasundhara Raje 08-07-2014 12:07 PM

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Rajeon Mondaydirected the Jaipur Metro to maintain the heritage of the city at all cost and said any historical artefacts found during the digging should be kept at the museum in Jaipur. After hours of review of Jaipur Metro Corporation's ongoing project, Raje on Monday said this...
  • NGOs form 'agitation committee' against JDA, Raje government 07-07-2014 08:15 AM

    As many as 13 NGOs came together and announced the formation of an "agitation committee" to protest the Jaipur Development Authority's (JDA) decision to seal the Rajasthan Samagra Seva Sangh premises. The committee would fight to get the land belonging to Rajasthan Samagra Seva Sangh (RSSS) back, social and political...
  • Governor asks Centre to withdraw 'toll tax' from Delhi-Jaipur national highway 24-06-2014 03:33 PM

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Tuesday asked the Centre to withdraw its toll tax on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway till road works on it are completed. "This is for the new minister in the public interest to do a first thing is to withdraw the toll tax till roads are...
  • Government orders probe into irregularities on Delhi-Jaipur highway 22-06-2014 12:00 AM

    The government on Saturday ordered a probe into alleged irregularities on Delhi-Jaipur highway following a surprise inspection by Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Krishan Pal. It also asked Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) to come out with a report by July 10. Besides, it announced that...
  • Bus falls into gorge, atleast 15 injured 19-06-2014 02:39 PM

    At least fifteen passengers were injured on Thursday when a bus overturned and plunged into a roadside gorge at Viratnagar, police said. The bus was on its way to Beawar from Delhi via Jaipur when the driver lost control over a turn and rammed the vehicle into a tree, following...
  • CMRS completes Jaipur metro safety audit 12-06-2014 04:50 PM

    Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety has completed "safety audit" of coaches of Jaipur metro on its first phase which is likely to begin operation by August end, an official said on Thursday. "A physical inspection of metro coaches running on track were audited on safety measures by a team of...
  • 34 Bihar children rescued from a bangle factory in Jaipur; 3 arrested 11-06-2014 05:45 PM

    As many as 34 children, engaged in making bangles, were rescued by the city police in Jaipur on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, a police team conducted searches in some houses in Bhatta Basti area and rescued the children who were aged between 10 and 15, a police officer said....
  • Vasundhara Raje cabinet to constitute 5th State Finance Commission soon 06-06-2014 08:32 AM

    The Vasundhara Raje cabinet on Thursday resolved that the Rajasthan government would soon constitute the Fifth State Finance Commission for the Panchayati Raj and Local Bodies' welfare and their financial matters. This decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, according to a CMO official....
  • Heatwave grips north; Jaipur experiences the hottest day in 33 yrs, boils at 46.3 deg C 05-06-2014 07:48 PM

    North India reeled under severe heatwave conditions on Thursday, with Jaipur experiencing the hottest day in 33 years at 46.3 degrees Celsius and the national capital recording the season's highest temperature of 44.7 degrees. Delhiites had to sweat it out as the maximum temperature was four degrees above normal, and...
  • Ratan Tata visits 'Jaipur Foot' manufacturing unit 04-06-2014 11:31 PM

    Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Wednesday visited the manufacturing facility of famous 'Jaipur Foot' -- an artificial leg - in Jaipurat the world's largest organisation for handicapped Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS). Tata after inspecting the manufacturing base said the success story of the Jaipur Foot was...
  • Mayor writes to dept of UDH, LSG on PRO's transfer order 03-06-2014 07:49 PM

    Jaipur Mayor has written to the principal secretary of urban development housing and local self government to ensure compliance of Rajasthan High Court's directive in connection with a PRO's transfer order, allegedly defied by the CEO of the Jaipur Municipal Corporation. Public Relation Officer Moti Lal Verma, who was transferred...
  • UGC grants varsity status to Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre 03-06-2014 07:34 PM

    UGC has granted a varsity status to a private university in Rajasthan after the recommendation of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the university said on Tuesday. A report of University Grants Commission and AICTE after their teams' visit in January mentioned that JECRC (Jaipur Engineering College and Research...
  • Noted vocalist Dhondutai Kulkarni passes away 01-06-2014 10:00 PM

    Mumbai: Dhondutai Kulkarni, one of the last living exponents of the famed 'Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana' music and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award laureate, died here Sunday morning. She was 86 and the end came due to old age complications at her home in north Mumbai suburb of Borivli, family sources said. The...
  • You will be able to ride the Metro in Jaipur from August 13-05-2014 04:05 PM

    Jaipur Metro would most likely start its commercial operations in the Pink City by the end of August this year, official sources said on Tuesday. The trial run of Jaipur Metro will most probably begin in July on its first-phase route from Mansarovar to Chandpole, 10 kms, and the commercial...
  • Government gives Rs 401.1 crore relief package for hailstorm-hit farmers 01-05-2014 08:51 AM

    Rajasthan government has granted a financial relief of Rs 401.10 crore to farmers whose crops were destroyed due to hailstorm in February this year. The assistance was approved as per the demand from 2,669 villages of 22 districts, according to Disaster Management and Relief Secretary Kunjilal Meena. He said affected...
  • No free dinners: Attend a minor's wedding, pay Rs 1 lakh fine 29-04-2014 03:57 PM

    Being a guest at a child's marriage could cost one dearly in this Rajasthan district. Jaipur District Collector Krishna Kunal Tuesday said any person assisting in a child marriage would face a penalty of Rs.1 lakh and two years rigorous imprisonment. The guests, caterer, the printing press which printed the...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival set to travel to London this May 27-04-2014 12:53 PM

    The vibrant energies of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, which attracts over 250,000 visitors annually in India, are set to travel to London this May for a day-long edition of the literary extravaganza. Partnering with South Bank Centre for their annual festival of South Asian culture 'Alchemy', Jaipur Lit Fest...
  • Four journalists injured in poll related violence in Rajasthan 24-04-2014 05:09 PM

    Four photojournalists and a driver were injured and their vehicle was damaged in an attack by villagers, while they were going to cover a clash which broke out when a group of 150 people forcibly tried to enter a polling booth in Satha village in Dausa district of Rajasthan. ITBP...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival to go to London for a day 23-04-2014 09:11 PM

    For the first time, a day long event of the popular Jaipur Literature Festival will be organised in London as part of an annual festival of South Asian culture in the United Kingdom. The organisers of JLF have partnered with renowned South Bank Centre for their festival of South Asian...
  • ACB arrests electricity inspector for accepting bribe of Rs 6,000 10-04-2014 08:26 PM

    An assistant electricity inspector of power vigilance office was on Thursday arrested in a raid by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 6,000 from a client for settling bills at Bhiwadi in Alwar district of Rajasthan. An ACB spokesman said that during searches in the houses...
  • Police should be sensitive on human right issues, says Rajasthan DGP 09-04-2014 06:17 PM

    Policemen should be alert and sensitive towards human right issues while performing their duties, Director General of Rajasthan Police said on Wednesday. "Policemen should ensure safety and security of human lives and their goods, besides keeping an eye on the human rights very sensitively," DGP Omendra Bhardwaj said at the...
  • Clay Craft India acquires Jaipur Ceramics 07-04-2014 12:31 PM

    Fine bone-china and ceramic tableware maker Clay Craft India has acquired Jaipur Ceramics Pvt Ltd (JPCL) brand and plans to double its distributor and retailer network. The acquisition of JCPL's brand will see a parallel branding of both JCPL and Clay Craft products in the market, a company official said....
  • Two Union ministers among 18 candidates to file papers in Rajasthan 02-04-2014 09:04 PM

    Union ministers Namo Narain Meena and Jitendra Singh were among 18 candidates who filed their nomination papers on Wednesday for Rajasthan's five Lok Sabha seats where polling will be held on April 24. Union Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena (Congress), his younger brother and former DGP H...
  • SBBJ revises FCNR(B) deposit interest rates 01-04-2014 10:57 PM

    State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ) on Tuesday revised its FCNR(B) rates for fresh deposits and renewals. The new rates for one to five years maturities are 2.56 per cent, 2.59 per cent, 4.05 per cent, 4.48 per cent, and 4.85 per cent for US dollar, a bank release...
  • 65-year-old man killed, 12 injured in honey bee attack 01-04-2014 06:03 PM

    A 65-year-old man was killed and 12 others were injured when a swarm of honey bees attacked them while they came to attend a funeral ceremony at a village in Jaipur. According to the police, Shankar Lal Meena succumbed to sting injuries while the others were injured when a swarm...
  • Clash over land dispute claims old woman's life 31-03-2014 08:56 PM

    A woman was on Monday killed and 14 others were injured in a clash between two groups of brothers in a joint family over land dispute at Bhata-ki-Dhani in Jaipur district, police said. The deceased was identified as Ramadevi (60), they said, adding that the injured were rushed to SMS...
  • 12-year-old 'activist' appeals to stop use of plastic bags 31-03-2014 08:06 PM

    The 12-year-old Jaipur boy, Abdul Muqeet, who recently got an NRI award from a leading TV news channel for promoting use of paper bags, on Monday appealed to students to stop use of polythene bags to save environment. Muqeet, who has also received 'Abu Dhabi Award' for his contribution in...
  • Camp to equip differently abled Afghans with 'Jaipur Foot' 29-03-2014 11:09 PM

    The Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), makers of artificial limb 'Jaipur Foot', will hold a month-long camp in Afghanistan's capital Kabul in May this year to help handicapped Afghans. There is a target to equip 1,000 handicapped persons during the camp, which is being organised with the association of...
  • Jaipur Foot makers to camp in Kabul for differently-abled Afghans 28-03-2014 10:05 PM

    The makers of the famous artificial limb Jaipur Foot on Friday announced that they would hold a month long camp in Kabul in May this year for the benefit of handicapped Afghans. "There is a target to benefit 1,000 handicapped persons through this camp which will be organized in association...
  • 'Accomplices of IM terrorists trained for planting bombs' 28-03-2014 09:38 PM

    Five accomplices of suspected IM terrorists, who were held from Sikar, had been prepared for the task of planting of bombs at targets in Rajasthan, a senior police officer on Friday said. Initial investigation also showed that one of them was mentally prepared to go to Afghanistan for Fiyadeen (suicide...