Jaisalmer

  • 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...
  • Pakistan denies entry to boy born in India April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a fateful incident, a Pakistani family is trying hard to take their newborn baby to his homeland as the child was born in India. Sohail Khan was born prematurely on April 14 to Pakistan citizens during their visit to Jaisalmer, India. The authorities in Pakistan are now saying...
  • Three tourists die as their car overturnes on sand dunes March 30, 2014

    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 police...
  • Special train between Delhi and Jaisalmer from Feb 11 February 4, 2014

    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, said...
  • Man killed in scrap blast at a junk yard on Jaisalmer-Barmer highway January 30, 2014

    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 a...
  • Slight respite from cold as rains lash Rajasthan January 22, 2014

    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 triggered...
  • Preparations for colourful camel and desert festivals begin December 20, 2013

    Preparations are afoot for the famous festivals of Rajasthan, attended by thousands of foreign and domestic tourists, to be held in January and February next year. The annual colourful event 'camel festival' would be held in Bikaner in January whereas the desert festival is scheduled at Jaisalmer in February, official sources said. Both the festivals, organised by...
  • Rajasthan poll: Development not on agenda for villages in the state November 19, 2013

    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 October 2, 2013

    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 journey,...
  • Sankara town observes bandh over transfer of Jaisalmer SP August 6, 2013

    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 bandh...
  • My transfer from Jaisalmer is a routine process: Rajasthan IPS officer August 5, 2013

    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 August 3, 2013

    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 his...
  • Citizens unite to restore and revamp Jaisalmer June 28, 2013

    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 June 4, 2013

    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: Sukhoi aircraft crashes in Jaisalmer, pilots safe February 19, 2013

    Jaipur: A Sukhoi 30 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district on Tuesday evening but both the pilots bailed out safely. There was no loss of life or damage to property on the ground, Defence spokesman SD Goswami told PTI. The aircraft was to participate in IAF's...
  • Rajasthan: Crowd burns 2 trains after accident September 17, 2012

    Jaipur: In a shocking incident in Rajasthan, a goods train was set on fire by an angry mob after it rammed into a truck at an unmanned railway crossing on the Jaisalmer-Bikaner line, killing eight and injuring several others. While the injured have been shifted to a hospital, the mob also...
  • Rajasthan farmers look to migrate fearing drought August 3, 2012

    Jaisalmer: India is on its way to be declared a drought country with the Met department admitting that the country is suffering a rain deficit of 51 per cent. To add to the woes, it has been predicted that even the second half of the monsoon - between August and...
  • Rajasthan: 4 newborn girls starved to death June 21, 2012

    Jaisalmer: In an alarming trend, authorities here have found a series of suspected cases of newborn girls being starved to death and deprived of medicines by parents. Rajasthan has one of the most skewed sex ratios in India and female infanticide is rampant in the state. Police in this desert district...
  • Rajasthan's desert cover turns green August 15, 2010

    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. Rajasthan...
  • Floods ravage Jaisalmer, people flee homes August 11, 2010

    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 in...
  • IAF Sukhoi crashes in Rajasthan, pilots safe November 30, 2009

    New Delhi: In the second accident involving the frontline Sukhoi-30MKI of the Indian Air Force (IAF) this year, one of the Russian-origin combat jets crashed on Monday near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, but both the pilots ejected in time, an official said. The aircraft, which took off from Bareilly airbase, was participating...
  • Two Indians spying for Pakistan held in Rajasthan June 27, 2009

    Jaipur: Two Indian nationals from Jaisalmer have been arrested on charges of spying for Pakistani intelligence agencies with police believing the arrests could just be the tip of the iceberg. Spying by residents of border districts is growing into a major concern for Indian intelligence agencies. The two people arrested are Morey...
  • Madonna up for a jig on hit Ash number January 6, 2008

    Jodhpur: Pop diva Madonna has been so charmed by Rajasthani folk music and dance during her stay here that she is planning to incorporate bits of it in her future album. Madonna, who was in Rajasthan on a leisure trip with her husband, son and other family members, fell in love...
  • Madonna cancels Jaisalmer trip to avoid paparazzi January 2, 2008

    Jodhpur:After the news of her presence in Rajasthan for a year-end holiday, pop icon Madonna cancelled her visit to Jaisalmer on Tuesday to avoid the paparazzi and instead spent the day at a 16th-century fort that was once a princely state of medieval Rajasthan in Pali district. ...
  • No checks, land up for grabs at Indo-Pak border October 15, 2007

    Barmer, Rajasthan: Along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan, large tracts of land in the area is being sold to people without proper identification. And it could be a huge security lapse, especially with the Ajmer blast putting Rajasthan on the terror map. Just 50 meters from the Zero Line on the...
  • Little boys from Rajasthan have big Bollywood dreams September 19, 2007

    Jaisalmer: Having sung the title song from the recently released film Nanhe Jaisalmer, Salim Khan is one of the many young Manganiyar folk artists who're proud to recount their brush with Bollywood courtesy a couple of scenes in the Bobby Deol-starrer. Though only one film old, Salim and his friends are...
  • Bobby Deol, the new actor on the kid's block September 18, 2007

    Mumbai: Bobby Deol may not be an A-list star like Aamir Khan, Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan. But on Monday, at this special screening of Nanhe Jaisalmer held for underprivileged children, the actor couldn't help feeling like the most important person in the world with children mobbing him, shaking...
  • Filmy Fiscal: This week it's a flop show for Bollywood September 18, 2007

    It's that time of the week when we get you the box office update. ...
  • Review: Nanhe Jaisalmer is a well-meaning film September 15, 2007

    Cast: Bobby Deol, Dwij Yadav Direction: Samir Karnik The simplicity of its plot, and the earnestness behind its intention is easily the best thing about Nanhe Jaisalmer, a film about a ten -year-old boy who earns a living giving vacationers a guided tour of the desert city on his trusted camel. Affectionately...
  • e-stop: Find out what's hip and happening in Bollywood September 14, 2007

    Check out what's new at the BO and meet the next big thing in Bollywood. ...