Jaipur

  • 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...
  • Jaipur Development Authority demolishes part of Asaram's ashram from government land 25-03-2014 11:49 PM

    Jaipur Development Authority removed encroachments, including part of an ashram of self-styled godman Asaram, from a government land at Goner road in Jaipur. The land was encroached for Asaram's ashram and a team on Tuesday removed the portion of the ashram from the land, official sources said. The authority had...
  • 800 kg detonator wire seized in Jaipur 21-03-2014 06:37 PM

    About 800 kilogram of detonating fuse wire, packed in 30 sacks and allegedly being carried by two juvenile on a tractor-trolley, have been seized, police said on Friday. Altogether 120 rolls, measuring 375 metres, of detonating fuse wire (generally used in mining) were being carried by two minors hidden under...
  • Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests electricity board official employee for taking bribe of Rs 22,000 19-03-2014 05:30 PM

    An assistant revenue official of the electricity distribution company, Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 22,000 in Baran district, an ACB official said. Rakesh Chauhan, who is posted in Shahbad office of JVVNL, had demanded bribe from one Saurabh...
  • Mother of five minors beaten to death by alcoholic husband 16-03-2014 05:07 PM

    The mother of five minor children was beaten to death by her alcoholic husband after a quarrel in Rajasthan's Dungarpur district, police said on Sunday. The incident took place in Saturday night when the accused, Kanti Lal, a labourer, returned home drunk and began quarrelling with his wife Sushila over...
  • 11-year-old boy hangs himself after being scolded by mother 15-03-2014 09:22 PM

    An 11-year-old boy on Saturday committed suicide by hanging himself using his mother's sari in Rajasthan's Bikaner town after he was scolded for skipping school, police said. The incident took place in Naya Shahar area, some 300 km from Jaipur. "It seems to be a case of suicide. Vishal Kumar,...
  • Box Cricket League: Pratyusha turns brand ambassador for Kamya Punjabi's cricket team 11-03-2014 06:15 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Pratyusha Banerjee has turned brand ambassador for actress and her good friend Kamya Punjabi's 'cricket team' in Box Cricket League, a unique concept for TV actors. She is excited about it. Box Cricket League is the cricket league for Television actors, where they will get the scope to...
  • Rajasthan IAS officer's relatives threatening me and my family: Rape survivor 07-03-2014 03:39 PM

    Jaipur: A woman who was allegedly raped by an IAS officer in Jaipur, Rajasthan, has now claimed that she is being threatened. "There is immense pressure on me to withdraw the case. My family is being threatened by the accused's family," she told CNN-IBN. Rajasthan IAS officer BB Mohanty had...
  • Rana Dasgupta's 'Capital' a brilliant take on 21st Century Delhi 07-03-2014 12:20 PM

    Rana Dasgupta's Capital was making waves at the Jaipur Literary Festival this year. I couldn't attend any of his sessions there but the book caught my fantasy. It looked beautiful in a black & golden jacket, shining all the way. Then it was at a famous bookstore in Delhi, where...
  • Silver ornaments, cash stolen from temple in Ramnagar 02-03-2014 05:13 PM

    Ten silver "chhatra" (umbrella), A silver glass and Rs 6,500 cash was looted by unidentified persons from a temple in Ramnagar area, police said on Sunday. The robbery took place at Adarsh Mandir in Jaipuron Friday night when the robbers broke open the temple's lock, police said, adding, a sum...
  • Over 120 convicted prisoners released from Rajasthan jails 25-02-2014 11:24 PM

    Over 120 convicted prisoners have been released before time from various jails of Rajasthan on ground of good behaviour and serious ailment. The government had recently decided to release over 150 such prisoners to promote good behaviour in jail. Since Monday, about 120 inmates have been released, a jail officer...
  • Harvard Business School alumni gift tricycles to disabled 25-02-2014 08:34 PM

    An alumni team from the Harvard Business School on Tuesday visited the manufacturing centre of the world-famous Jaipur Foot, interacted with disabled people from various parts of India and gifted them tricycles and other aides. The delegation of 56 alumni - which included people from the US and Britain, South...
  • Vasundhara Raje flags off 10 night-shelter buses for pavement dwellers 25-02-2014 03:52 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday flagged off ten 'rain basera' buses with a view to provide night shelter to pavement dwellers. The buses will be stationed at public spots such as railway stations, bus stands and hospitals, Raje said in Jaipur. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation has...
  • Armed robbers loot group of travellers on Jaipur-Delhi highway 24-02-2014 03:37 PM

    An armed gang of robbers on Monday looted cash, jewellery and mobile phones worth lakhs of rupees from a group of people who were travelling in a van on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway near Kotputali area in Jaipur. Nearly a dozen people including six women were on their way from...
  • Work on oil refinery, Jaipur Metro Rail to go ahead: Vasundhara Raje 20-02-2014 06:32 PM

    The work on the oil refinery andpetro-chemical project at Pachpadra and Jaipur Metro Rail,started by the previous Congress government, would continuewith new financial budgets for 2014-15, Rajasthan ChiefMinister Vasundhara Raje said on Thursday. The BJP government provided an estimated budget of Rs 402crore in next fiscal year 2014-15's interim Budget...
  • Congress to protest against Raje's 'anti-people' policies 20-02-2014 07:40 AM

    Jaipur: Congress's Rajasthan unit will hold a rally in Jaipur on Thursday to protest against the "anti-people" policies of the Vasundhara Raje government, and its plan to stop the Jaipur Metro and oil refinery projects. The "Chetna Rally" from the state party headquarters to Statue Circle will be led by...
  • Subramanian Swamy terms AAP as a naxalite party 15-02-2014 10:46 PM

    BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said AAP is a "naxalite party" with no specific manifesto. "AAP is totally a naxalite party, it has no specific manifesto except for water, power, and other services," Swamy told reporters after delivering a lecture on 'Indian Economy: Present Crisis and Way Forward' organised...
  • Sexual assault: Charges against Asaram to be read out in Jodhpur court 13-02-2014 08:42 AM

    Jaipur: The session's court in Jodhpur is expected to read out charges against self-styled godman Asaram in the sexual assault on minor case on Thursday. The charges framed against Asaram and his co-accused include rape, wrongful confinement, criminal conspiracy and intimidation. The session's court retained all the charges slapped against...