Jaisalmer

  • Three tourists die as their car overturnes on sand dunes 30-03-2014 06:44 PM

    Three tourists, including two young girls, were killed on Sunday on the spot and four others injured when a tourist car in which they were travelling overturned on sand dunes near Sam in Jaisalmer, police said. The deceased were identified as Pallav (22), Kumari Archna (21) and Diksha (22), the...
  • Special train between Delhi and Jaisalmer from Feb 11 04-02-2014 10:58 PM

    In order to clear extra rush of passengers, Northern Railway will run an AC special train between Sarai Rohilla in New Delhi and Jaisalmer on February 11. The special train will start from Sarai Rohilla station at 6.10 PM on February 11 and reach Jaisalmer at 8 AM next day,...
  • Man killed in scrap blast at a junk yard on Jaisalmer-Barmer highway 30-01-2014 02:25 PM

    One person was killed and another got injured in a scrap blast on Wednesday on a highway in Bikaner, police said. The blast took place at about 10 am on Thursday morning in an ammunition scrap at a junk yard on Jaisalmer-Barmer highway. The mishap occurred when labourers employed at...
  • Slight respite from cold as rains lash Rajasthan 22-01-2014 05:56 PM

    Rains lashed parts of Rajasthan even as night temperature increased by a few degrees on Wednesday. Kota recorded maximum of 34.8 mm rains till this morning while Chittorgarh, Dabok, Jaipur and Ajmer received 24, 11.4, 10.1 and 2 mm rains respectively, according to Met department in Jaipur. The rains were...
  • Preparations for colourful camel and desert festivals begin 20-12-2013 07:03 PM

    Preparations are afootfor the famous festivals of Rajasthan, attended by thousandsof foreign and domestic tourists, to be held in January andFebruary next year.The annual colourful event 'camel festival' would be heldin Bikaner in January whereas the desert festival is scheduledat Jaisalmer in February, official sources said. Both the festivals, organised...
  • Rajasthan poll: Development not on agenda for villages in the state 19-11-2013 10:44 AM

    Jaisalmer: The bugle for the Battle for Rajasthan which is a straight two-way contest between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been sounded. While election activities are heating up, days ahead of polling in Rajasthan, women at a remote village, Nathu Ka Kuan, on the outskirts of...
  • 3 Australians on 3,500 km tour for Bangalore's underprivileged kids 01-10-2013 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: Three friends from Australia are hoping to bring education to Bangalore's underprivileged children. For that they have embarked on a ride of a lifetime. Matt, Janis and Greg from Australia have embarked on an adventure of a lifetime going 3,500 km across India in an autorickshaw. The two-week...
  • Sankara town observes bandh over transfer of Jaisalmer SP 06-08-2013 10:41 AM

    A bandh was on Monday observed in Sankara town in Jaisalmer district in protest against the transfer of SP Pankaj Choudhary that has sparked a row in Rajasthan with allegations that the officer was being shifted under political pressure. Hoteliers, tour operators and local businessmen took part in the peaceful...
  • My transfer from Jaisalmer is a routine process: Rajasthan IPS officer 05-08-2013 07:18 PM

    Jaisalmer: The transfer of Jaisalmer SP Pankaj Choudhary has been dragged into a controversy after he was allegedly moved out within two days of opening the history sheet of Gazi Fakir, father of Congress MLA Saleh Mohammad. Fakir in the past had allegedly been involved in smuggling and other anti-social...
  • Anti Corruption Bureau arrests Banker for taking bribe to sanction loan 03-08-2013 05:19 PM

    A bank manager was arrested on Saturday by the Anti Corruption Bureau for demanding bribe of Rs 17,000 to sanction a loan. In a complaint to the ACB, Bhanwar Singh of Delsar village in Jaisalmer alleged that Central Cooperative Bank manager Sajjan Singh Rathore demanded bribe of Rs 17,000 from...
  • Citizens unite to restore and revamp Jaisalmer 28-06-2013 10:16 AM

    Jaisalmer: The majestic walkways of Jaisalmer's Sonar Quila that had shrunk under heaps of garbage after being used as community dump yard for years, the feedback from tourists was shattering for its residents. But all that changed in February this year. Now the fort is clean and inviting. Over 300...
  • Civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner soon: AAI 04-06-2013 11:13 PM

    Jaipur: The Airport Authority of India is going to operationalise civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner this year, AAI Chairman VP Agrawal said on Tuesday. Till date, both cities only have air force stations for flight operations. The AAI will also initiate survey of unused but potential airstrips and runways...
  • Rajasthan's desert cover turns green 15-08-2010 12:58 PM

    Jaisalmer: Are you planning to take desert safari in the Thar anytime soon? Like many tourists who happen to be there right now, you might just have to settle for what looks only like a half-baked desert. Exceptional rainfall for three consecutive years has altered the desert making it green....
  • Floods ravage Jaisalmer, people flee homes 11-08-2010 10:48 AM

    Jaisalmer: The floods continue to spell fury in India with Rajasthan under water for the third time in the last three years. Parts of Rajasthan were submerged with water as railway embankments were even washed away, children forced out of inundated schools and the once dry rivers Leek and Luni...
  • Madonna up for a jig on hit Ash number 06-01-2008 12:55 AM

    Ahmedabad: Australia captain Ricky Ponting praised India great Sachin Tendulkar ahead of their World Cup quarter-final clash, but joked they both might need wheelchairs to play in the 2015 edition. Ponting goes into Thursday's match in Ahmedabad with his position as skipper and future as an Australia player being called...
  • Madonna cancels Jaisalmer trip to avoid paparazzi 02-01-2008 12:13 AM

    Pallekele: At 34 going on 35, Ray Prices provincial career would have had to start in the mid-1990s. The sad story is how politics Zimbabwe style put an end to a promising Test career. It also disrupted his ODI career. He missed out on the 2003 in southern Africa and...
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  • The cultural spirit of SAARC 23-01-2007 03:37 PM

    The artists came together for the first time to experience the spirit of SAARC in culture and not politics. ...