Jaipur

  • Snapshot: Abhishek Bachchan poses with his kabaddi team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers 7 hours 10 minutes ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Mayor writes to dept of UDH, LSG on PRO's transfer order June 4, 2014

    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 by...
  • UGC grants varsity status to Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre June 3, 2014

    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 Centre)...
  • Noted vocalist Dhondutai Kulkarni passes away June 1, 2014

    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 iconic musician...
  • You will be able to ride the Metro in Jaipur from August May 13, 2014

    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 operations...
  • Government gives Rs 401.1 crore relief package for hailstorm-hit farmers May 1, 2014

    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 villages...
  • No free dinners: Attend a minor's wedding, pay Rs 1 lakh fine April 29, 2014

    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 wedding...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival set to travel to London this May April 27, 2014

    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 will...
  • Four journalists injured in poll related violence in Rajasthan April 24, 2014

    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 force...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival to go to London for a day April 24, 2014

    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 cultur'Alchemy'...
  • Voting for the first time, I'm confident, not nervous: Rathore April 17, 2014

    Shooter turned politician Rajyavardhan Rathore is contesting elections from Jaipur Rural on a BJP ticket. ...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Rajasthan April 15, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Swati Vashishtha visits various cities in Rajasthan to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Rajasthan has 25 Parliamentary constituencies. ...
  • Watch: Which way are the people of Jaipur likely to vote? April 15, 2014

    Congress leader CP Joshi is pitted against BJP's Rajyavardhan Rathore in the rural seat of Jaipur this Lok Sabha election....
  • Open Mike: Is the entry of sportsmen into elections a healthy sign? April 14, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore from Jaipur (Rural) Lok Sabha constituency. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Jaipur (Rural), Rajasthan as part of 'Open Mike' series. She interviews Rathore and finds out the views of...
  • Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore confident of bagging Jaipur Rural seat April 14, 2014

    Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore who is contesting on a BJP ticket from Jaipur (Rural) is confident that he would be able to garner public support and emerge victorious. ...
  • ACB arrests electricity inspector for accepting bribe of Rs 6,000 April 10, 2014

    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 of...