Jaipur

  • Jaipur beat Delhi to assure semis berth in Pro Kabaddi League 5 hours 52 minutes ago

    Making dents in the strong defence of Dabang Delhi through fine raids by Maninder Singh and Jasvir Singh, hosts Pink Panthers Jaipur posted a fine 41-31 victory to assure a berth in the semifinal of the Pro Kabaddi League. It were Dabang Delhi who were leading 18-16 at the breather but...
  • Uproar in Jaipur as underground metro puts heritage sites at risk Yesterday

    Jaipur: Protests are on in the Pink city against the plan to bring Jaipur Metro right into the 300 year old walled premises of the old city. Residents and experts alike, feel that the underground metro would be destructive to old monuments like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Isar Lat. "The...
  • Jaipur beat Bengaluru 36-31 in Pro Kabaddi League 2 days ago

    Hosts Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated Bengaluru Bulls 36-31 in a keenly-contested match of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League to jump to the top of the leaderboard on Wednesday. There was plenty of stake attached with the game at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium here as the Bengaluru outfit were...
  • Pink Panther gear up for challenge as league enters Jaipur 3 days ago

    Jaipur: With the Pro-Kabaddi league entering pink city Jaipur, the hosts Pink Panther are looking forward to make most of playing on their home turf. The franchisee, owned by Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, is currently standing at second position with 35 points after playing nine matches and will try to grab...
  • Will Abhishek Bachchan be seen in a film based on Kabaddi? 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who owns Jaipur Pink Panthers, a franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League, may do a full-fledged movie on the sport. It may be too early to talk about the movie, but sources close to the project say it would be as inspirational a film about the game...
  • Rajasthan: Floods hit several areas, Met says rains will continue August 12, 2014

    Jaipur: Torrential rains continue to lash Jaipur. Met department has predicted that the rainfall will continue till the next 48-72 hours. Army, State Disaster Response Force and District QRT officials deployed in Jaipur continue to help in relief and rescue operations as floods have hit several villages. The district has witnessed...
  • Government official arrested for taking Rs 15 lakh bribe August 11, 2014

    An Executive Engineer posted at Jaipur Municipal Corporation was on Sunday arrested by sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 15 lakh, an official spokesman said. The accused, Purushottam Jeswani, received the bribe of Rs 15 lakh from contractors for issuing work orders in his division-IInd...
  • Women buy rakhis with Modi's image, say it carries promise of 'ache din' August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi fever has gripped the nation once again on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. From Uttar Pradesh to Rajasthan, Modi rakhis have been a rage this festival. In the Pink City, rakhis with Modi's image on it were flying off the shelves. Women said that...
  • Clean up India: Jaipur a garbage dump with open drains posing health hazards August 9, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at pink city...
  • Scanty rainfall: Aid to 8 scarcity-hit districts to continue till August 15 August 5, 2014

    The Rajasthan government on Monday said in view of scanty rainfall, the assistance and grants being provided to eight scarcity-hit districts will continue till August 15. Ajmer, Barmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Jodhpur and Pali districts have been earlier declared scarcity-hit, a spokesman said quoting a government notification. In view of poor...
  • On day one, Pro Kabaddi League invited 10 times more viewers than FIFA World Cup August 3, 2014

    The first day telecast of the Pro Kabaddi League, promoted by Mashal Sports, attracted a whopping 22 million viewers - 10 times more than what the first match of the recently concluded Football World Cup 2014 had garnered. The league is being broadcast on Star Sports 1 and Star...
  • Jaipur register second straight win in Pro Kabaddi August 3, 2014

    Continuing their fine run in the city, Jaipur Pink Panther on Sunday thrashed Patna Pirates 40-18 to register their second win on the trot in the Pro Kabaddi at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. Maninder Singh was the star of their win as his powerful raids with 13 points...
  • 9 flights diverted due to bad weather in Delhi August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as nine flights landing in Delhi had to be diverted on Saturday due to bad weather. The flights were diverted to Jaipur and Lucknow due to heavy rains and poor visibility. In the last 40 minutes there has been no landing in the New Delhi airport. Flights have resumed...
  • AirAsia to launch flights to Jaipur, Chandigarh from September July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: New no-frill carrier AirAsia India on Thursday said that it would launch new flights connecting Jaipur and Chandigarh to Bengaluru from September, marking its entry into North India barely a month after launching operations. It also announced doubling of its Bengaluru-Goa flights from one to two from September...
  • Snapshot: Abhishek Bachchan poses with his kabaddi team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers July 23, 2014

    Actor Abhishek Bachchan was in Jaipur recently to review the preparations of his Kabaddi team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers. The much talked-about Pro Kabaddi League will begin on July 26, and according to media reports, most of the franchisees are yet to have sponsorship deals in place. Speaking to the...
  • No rain causes increase in the price of tomatoes July 16, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN a resident of Jaipur expresses his anxiety over the rising price of tomatoes. The crop has been majorly affected this time because of no rains. "The way things are, we might have to resort to tomato ketchup,"he says. ...
  • Maintain city's heritage at all cost during metro work: Vasundhara Raje July 8, 2014

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday directed 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 as...
  • NGOs form 'agitation committee' against JDA, Raje government July 7, 2014

    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 activist...
  • Governor asks Centre to withdraw 'toll tax' from Delhi-Jaipur national highway June 24, 2014

    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 completed...
  • Government orders probe into irregularities on Delhi-Jaipur highway June 22, 2014

    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 the Rs...
  • Travel escape: Exploring Gangtok, Jaipur and Kovalam June 21, 2014

    CNN-IBN in partnership Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escape' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this the episode, watch our journey through Gangtok, Jaipur and Kovalam. ...
  • Bus falls into gorge, atleast 15 injured June 19, 2014

    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 which...
  • CMRS completes Jaipur metro safety audit June 12, 2014

    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 senior...
  • 34 Bihar children rescued from a bangle factory in Jaipur; 3 arrested June 11, 2014

    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. All the...
  • 30-year-old man allegedly rapes Malaysian woman June 8, 2014

    A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a Malaysian woman who was in Jaipur on a business trip. This latest shocker comes just days after a class 8th student was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Jaipur and set herself on fire. ...
  • What is causing this heat and will El Nino kill monsoon? June 6, 2014

    North India continues to be in the grip of an unprecedented heat wave. The national capital recorded 47 degress Celsius, its highest temperature in 19 years, while Jaipur is the hottest in 33 years. ...
  • Vasundhara Raje cabinet to constitute 5th State Finance Commission soon June 6, 2014

    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. As per...
  • Heatwave grips north; Jaipur experiences the hottest day in 33 yrs, boils at 46.3 deg C June 5, 2014

    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 humidity...
  • Ratan Tata visits 'Jaipur Foot' manufacturing unit June 5, 2014

    Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Wednesday visited the manufacturing facility of famous 'Jaipur Foot' -- an artificial leg - in Jaipur at 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 because...