Jodhpur

  • 'Waste Free Jodhpur' project faces criticism as volunteers allege non-payment of dues 1 week ago

    Days after its launch by actor Aamir Khan, the city's ambitious "Freedom from Waste" project has landed into a controversy with volunteers roped in by the Jodhpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) alleging exploitation and non-payment of dues. A joint initiative by administration and JMC, the drive had set 18-month target to free...
  • Aamir Khan launches waste free Jodhpur campaign August 15, 2014

    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Friday launched ambitious waste collection project in the Jodhpur and said that waste management was the first thing that comes to the mind when we think of various urban problems. The actor, who launched 'Waste Free Jodhpur' project from the Umaid Singh Stadium here, said waste accumulation...
  • Jodhpur police commissionerate gets its logo after three years August 7, 2014

    The Jodhpur police commissionerate on Thursday got its logo, three-and-a-half year after introduction of the Commissionerate system in the district. DGP Omendra Bhardwaj unveiled the logo and also launched the web portal of Jodhpur Traffic Police. Referring to the logo with the motto of Jodhpur Police "Sarva Sevarth, Sarva Suraksharth" (For service to all,...
  • 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...
  • Jodhpur Municipal Corp Clerk, computer operator arrested for allegedly taking bribe July 5, 2014

    A clerk of Jodhpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) along with a computer operator was arrested in Jodhpur on Friday by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while he was allegedly taking a bribe. The Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and a contractual computer operator were arrested by the ACB. The clerk had allegedly demanded Rs 50,000...
  • Seven killed after jeep collides with truck June 27, 2014

    Seven persons were killed and as many injured when a jeep in which they were travelling collided head on with a truck on Friday, police said. The incident occurred near Kita phanta area when the victims, all labourers, were returning home to Shergarh town, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ashok Meena said. The...
  • IAF plans to engage Russia for joint air exercises: Arup Raha June 10, 2014

    The Indian Air Force is planning to engage Russia for joint air exercises like the ones it has been conducting with other nations, IAF chief Arup Raha said on Monday. Raha said this while holding a joint press conference with French Air Force chief General Denis Mercier at the Jodhpur air...
  • Jodhpur all set to host the 19th edition of European Union Film Festival May 18, 2014

    Jodhpur: Jodhpur is all set to host the 19th edition of European Union Film Festival this month. Organised by the Film Society of Jodhpur, the festival will be celebrating the youth and will have the same as its theme. Justice Vineet Kothari will be inaugurating the festival on May 21 and...
  • Pakistani tourist stopped from crossing Indo-Pak border in Thar Express May 5, 2014

    A Pakistani national was not allowed to cross Indo-Pak border in Thar Express as he did not complete due procedure before leaving for his country. Chandumal (62), his wife Vishni Devi (57) and a relative Narendra (15) had come to India on a pilgrimage trip for 20 days and boarded Thar...
  • Pakistan woman leaves for home with baby born in India May 3, 2014

    Barmer: A Pakistani woman, who recently got clearance from her country's High Commission to travel back to her home with son born in Jaisalmer, on Friday left the city for Jodhpur to board the Thar Express to Karachi. Mai Fatima was earlier denied permission to go to Pakistan along with her...
  • After three cases of Swine Flu, a survey to be carried out in Jodhpur April 28, 2014

    After detection of three cases of Swine Flu and reports of two deaths in a month in Jodhpur, the district administration has geared up for a detailed survey in order to not only check the virus from spreading and acquiring fatal proportion but also to make the people aware about...
  • Clashes erupt after jail guards beat up prisoners, 4 injured April 26, 2014

    At least four prisoners were injured on Friday when they were allegedly beaten up by some guards in the high security Jodhpur Central Jail. All of them were admitted to hospital. The incident occurred after an inmate had a heated argument with a jail guard, after which the guard called his colleagues...
  • Asaram sexual assault case: Prosecution completes arguments in Jodhpur court April 21, 2014

    The prosecution on Monday completed its arguments in the case of alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl by self-styled godman Asaram Bapu. "We completed our arguments today... The defence will cross-examine the girl on April 25," said public prosecutor RL Meena. He said examination of the girl was completed on April...
  • Three more Indian Mujahideen suspects arrested in Jodhpur March 25, 2014

    Three more alleged members of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM) were arrested from Rajasthan's Jodhpur on Tuesday, police said. The trio, identified as Barqat Ali (30), Mohammed Javed (28) and Mohammed Iqbal (32) were involved in arranging explosives for the terror outfit, Jodhpur's Commissioner of Police Sachin Mittal told media persons. A...
  • Trial in sexual assault case against Asaram from March 19 March 6, 2014

    The in-camera trial in the sexual assault case against controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu will begin at the District and Sessions Court in Jodhpur on March 19, with the victim deposing on March 25. "We submitted the list of 58 witnesses in the court on Thursday for evidence. The trial will begin...
  • Married man gets 3-yr rigorous imprisonment for illegitimate relations with wife of an associate February 26, 2014

    A married man was sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by a local court on Wednesday for having illegitimate relations with the wife of an associate. Metropolitan Magistrate (II) Raina Sharma, who found Rajendra Karnani guilty under section 497 (adultery) of IPC, termed the convict's actions contrary to Indian values and...
  • Photos: Rajasthan's Mihir Garh Fort tops Lonely Planet's list of 10 most extraordinary hotels in the world February 19, 2014

    The concept of converting historic forts and places into luxury accommodations isn't new in India. There are plenty of heritage hotels in the country that offer comfort in the lap of a rich history. However, a fort that was built from scratch in a desert in Rajasthan just five years...
  • Sexual assault: Asaram, 4 other accused plead not guilty February 14, 2014

    Self-style godman Asaram Bapu and four others, accused in sexual exploitation of a minor girl, pleaded not guilty of the charges after these were read out to them by the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court judge on Thursday. Asaram and the four co-accused denied the charges against them and opted for trial, upon which judge...
  • Sexual assault: Charges against Asaram to be read out in Jodhpur court February 13, 2014

    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...
  • Rajasthan High Court turns down Asaram's bail plea for second time February 10, 2014

    Jodhpur: Rajasthan High Court has once again turned down the bail plea of self-styled godman Asaram, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl in his Jodhpur ashram. Justice Nirmal Jeet Kaur, while pronouncing the order, rejected arguments of the defence counsel and senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, who had...
  • Jodhpur: Fake tourist guides sent to jail for molesting French women February 6, 2014

    Jaipur: Two men have been arrested after allegedly molesting two French women tourists in Jodhpur. They have been sent to 14 days of judicial custody. Jeshan Khilji from Jodhpur and Mubarak from Bihar, both in their twenties, posed as tourist guides and took two French tourists to Mandore on the...
  • Assistant engineer arrested for taking bribe of Rs 40,000 January 30, 2014

    An assistant engineer of Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) was caught on Thursday by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 40,000, a senior official said. The engineer, Sanjay Kumar Mangal, had allegedly demanded the bribe in return for providing power connection at the stone unit...
  • Snapshot: When Salman Khan appeared before Jodhpur court January 30, 2014

    Actor Salman Khan, who was booked under the Arms Act case in connection with poaching of blackbucks, appeared before the Jodhpur court on January 30. "Salman, in his statement, has denied all the allegations and said he neither was carrying illegal arms nor did he poach blackbucks," Salman Khan's counsel...
  • Black buck poaching case: Jodhpur court records statement of Salman Khan January 30, 2014

    Jodhpur: A court here Wednesday recorded the statement of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the Arms Act case against him in connection with poaching of blackbucks. "Salman, in his statement, has denied all the allegations and said he neither was carrying illegal arms nor did he poach blackbucks," Salman Khan's counsel...
  • Blackbuck poaching case: Court records statement of Salman January 29, 2014

    A court in Jodhpur on Wednesday recorded the statement of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the Arms Act case against him in connection with poaching of blackbucks. "Salman, in his statement, has denied all the allegations and said he neither was carrying illegal arms nor did he poach blackbucks," Salman Khan's...
  • Travelogue: Jodhpur's Ranbanka Palace is a perfect heritage classic weekend getaway January 25, 2014

    Is a relaxing, solitary, but entertaining classic getaway on your wish list? Kaalbelia dances, delightful puppet shows, mouth watering 'laal maas' and the traditional paintings at the Ranbanka Palace Hotel in this historic Rajasthan town could provide the answer. A weekend trip to the "classic heritage property", a title awarded by...
  • Heart Centre launched at Jodhpur Hospital January 18, 2014

    Premium healthcare group Narayana Health on Friday announced the launch of its first comprehensive Heart Centre in Rajasthan at Jodhpur Medical College and Hospital (JMCH). The JMCH Narayana Heart Centre was jointly inaugurated by Kamal Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director, Jodhpur Medical College and Hospital and Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health,...
  • Jodhpur: Asaram's supporters beat up lawyers outside court January 16, 2014

    Jaipur: Jailed self appointed god man Asaram's supporters beat up a lawyer outside Jodhpur court on Thursday. The supporters of Asaram had gathered outside the court to catch his glimpse since it a full moon day on Thursday. The lawyers are now holding meetings to protest against the incident. Local BJP leader...
  • Salman Khan to appear before Jodhpur court on January 29 January 16, 2014

    Jaipur: A local court in Jodhpur has summoned Bollywood actor Salman Khan to appear before it on Jan 29 in an Arms Act case. The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Chandra Kala Jain, after hearing and examining prosecution witnesses on Wednesday, asked the actor to appear before the court and record...
  • HC stays arrest of Deepak Chaurasia in alleged tampering with Asaram's video case January 16, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed the arrest of a TV journalist in connection with an FIR lodged by a follower of self-styled godman Asaram, following a show that was broadcast on a news channel. A Division Bench comprising Justices DP Singh and Mohd Tahir passed the order on a...