UDAIPUR

  • Female infanticide: Mother booked for killing her two-year-old daughter October 27, 2014

    Udaipur: An incident of alleged female infanticide has been reported from Rajasthan's Udaipur district. The mother of three girls allegedly killed her two-year-old daughter in Sakroda village. The woman named Rekha Kanwar was reportedly under pressure to give birth to a boy after three daughters. On being verbally tormented by...
  • CBI FIR against exdisinvestment secy for selling Rs 150 cr hotel for Rs 7 cr August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against former disinvestment secretary Pradip Baijal for allegedly selling off a hotel in Udaipur worth Rs 150 crore for Rs 7 crore. The case dates back to 20012002 when Baijal was the disinvestment secretary during Arun Shourie's tenure...
  • Rajasthan government to move SC for possession of 'Udaipur House' in Delhi May 30, 2014

    Rajasthan government has decided to move Supreme Court against Delhi government to take possession of the 'Udaipur House' located in Civil Lines area in the national capital, a senior official said on Friday. "Delhi government is not giving the possession of Udaipur House to the Rajasthan government. It has been vacated...
  • Government to move SC for possession of 'Udaipur House' in Delhi May 30, 2014

    Rajasthan government has decided to move Supreme Court against Delhi government to take possession of the 'Udaipur House' located in Civil Lines area in the national capital, a senior official said. "Delhi government is not giving the possession of Udaipur House to the Rajasthan government. It has been vacated by them...
  • BJP leads in two seats, Congress in one in Rajasthan May 16, 2014

    BJP was leading in two seats while Congress in one seat in Rajasthan, according to initial trends pouring in. BJP candidates are leading in Sikar and Udaipur while a Congress candidate is leading in Banswara. Rajasthan has 25 Lok Sabha seats. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi to address two rallies in Rajasthan on Thursday April 9, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will address two public rallies in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu and Udaipur districts on Thursday. "Gandhi will be addressing rallies in support of party candidates Rajbala in Jhunjhunu and Raghuveer Meena in Udaipur tomorrow," a party spokesperson said on Wednesday. Senior party leader Kumari Selja on Wednesday reviewed preparations for...
  • Rajasthan: Fire breaks out in Udaipur's Sheraton Hotel March 1, 2014

    Jaipur: A major fire broke out in Udaipur's Sheraton Hotel on Saturday morning. Fire tenders rushed to the spot and are toiling to douse the flames. Five teams of fire tenders have been pressed into service. The plush hotel is situated near Fateh Sagar Lake in Rajasthan's Udaipur. ...
  • Richard Gere to join 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2' team in Udaipur February 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Hollywood actor Richard Gere is reportedly set to join the crew of 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2' in Udaipur in Rajasthan. The cast of the sequel directed by John Madden comprises a distinguished bouquet of British and Indian troupers both old and young, including Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie...
  • In rural Udaipur, Congress woos tribals but does little for them November 25, 2013

    Udaipur: In spite of slew of promises made by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, tribals in Udaipur have been delivered little. Even the basic infrastructure like hospitals and schools were in shambles. Udaipur, the city of Lakes and palaces, has charmed Indians and foreigners...
  • Aditi Babel transforming books into beautiful sculptures November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: It is truly said that books are man's best friends. For many it's a source of knowledge but for some it's an object of art. Creating artist books since January 2010, 30yearold Aditi Babel from Udaipur is spreading awareness about this new form of art. Drawing inspiration from...
  • 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 7' gets its first crorepati September 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Taj Mohammed Rangrez, a history teacher from Udaipur, created history by becoming the first person to win a whopping Rs 1 crore on TV reality game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 2013'. He said, "Can't believe it". All came to a standstill when the show's host, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, tossed the...
  • People of newly formed districts to felicitate Modi August 27, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be felicitated by people of the newly-formed Chhota Udaipur and Mahi Sagar districts in Central Gujarat on August 30 at two different grand felicitation functions, official sources said in Vadodara on Tuesday. A grand felicitation function will be held in Chhota Udaipur at 10 am,...
  • Rajasthan govt plans to shift animals of Udaipur Zoo to forests August 19, 2013

    Jodhpur: Rajasthan Forest and Environment Minister Bina Kak today said zoological parks are not the right place for animals as she announced state government's plan to shift animals of Udaipur Zoo to Sajjangarh forest. "They should be allowed to freely roam in the forests. The forests are their natural habitats and...
  • Woman accuses husband of throwing her four kids into well July 2, 2013

    Vadodara: In her dying declaration made before the police, a woman alleged that her husband Kishan Rathwa threw her and their four kids including a son and three daughters, into a well at Moti Zer village in Chhota Udaipur taluka on June 28. All four kids are dead and she...
  • Government hospital doctor arrested for taking bribe May 4, 2013

    Jaipur: A senior doctor at a government hospital in Rajasthan's Udaipur district was arrested on Friday for taking bribe of Rs 500 for treating a breast cancer patient, police said. Dr Suresh Kumar Dangayach, the head of radio therapy department at Maharana Bhupal Hospital in Udaipur, 300 km from Jaipur,...
  • 'Girls should not dance at weddings, use mobiles' January 12, 2013

    Udaipur: A panchayat in Udaipur district has asked families of the minority community not to allow girls to carry cellphones and prohibit them from dancing at wedding processions in public view. Anjuman Muslim Panchayat in Salumbur town, 70 kms from Udaipur, issued the diktat at a meeting held a few days...
  • Rajasthan: Mother seeks mercy killing for children September 5, 2012

    Jaipur: Failing to get financial assistance for the treatment of her two paralytic children, a woman in Rajasthan has written to the state government seeking permission for their mercy killing. Ramila Devi, 30, is a resident of Sallada village near Sarada town in Udaipur district, around 300 km from Jaipur. She has...
  • Ranbir sends apology to court for smoking in public July 26, 2012

    Udaipur: Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor on Thursday sent an apology through his lawyer to a court in Udaipur apologising for being seen smoking in a public place but claimed it was part of the shoot of a film. The actor was summoned by the court to appear on Thursday in connection...
  • Eight arrested for stripping, beating eloping couple July 24, 2012

    Jaipur: Eight people of a village caste council in Rajasthan's Udaipur district were arrested on Monday, a day after they publicly beat and stripped a married woman and her boyfriend after tying them to a tree over their illicit relationship, police said. The incident took place at Kolar village near Sarada...
  • Panchayat strips woman for 'extramarital affair' July 23, 2012

    Udaipur: In yet another incident of cruelty against women, a woman was stripped naked, paraded in public, then tied up, thrashed and her head shaven by the members of a village Panchayat in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The woman's fault was that she had an extramarital relationship with a man from the...
  • Woman raped by sweepers at Rajasthan hospital June 27, 2012

    Udaipur: A married woman was allegedly raped by two sweepers at a private hospital in Udaipur, police said on Wednesday. The woman, aged around 20 years, was attending to her father admitted in the Kanak hospital in Udaipur when the duo caught her and took her into a room on the...
  • Newborn girl dumped near sewer in Udaipur April 15, 2012

    Udaipur: A newborn girl was found dumped on the edge of a sewer line in a deserted area in Rajasthan's Udaipur city early Saturday morning, police said. The infant girl, who appears to have been disowned by her parents, has been adopted by an NGO. "Some morning joggers heard the cries...
  • Popstar Shakira in Udaipur November 16, 2011

    Udaipur: International pop star Shakira is in Udaipur where she will perform at the birthday bash of business tycoon K P Singh along with other Bollywood stars. She will perform in a party to be held at island palace of Jagmandir. Actor Shahid Kapoor and Musician Adnan Sami are also...
  • Udaipur: men fake deliveries to get govt funds July 27, 2011

    New Delhi: It doesn't get more bizarre than this. In what is curiously being called the pregnant men scam, the officials at a health centre in Udaipur have been found to be forging entries of deliveries in the name of men and in some cases women who have supposedly delivered...
  • Dev Patel had to take lessons in English March 3, 2011

    Director John Madden and his crew had a long shooting schedule in Udaipur and Jaipur in India for his movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Both Dev Patel and Judy Dench shot in India for a long time. In the movie Dev Patel plays a role of a native Indian and...
  • Man trapped in tunnel for six days pulled out January 19, 2011

    Udaipur: A labourer trapped in a collapsed underconstruction tunnel for the past six days finally saw the light of the day on Wednesday when rescuers pulled him out safely in Jhadol tehsil of Udaipur district. Narayan Singh, 40, was pulled out of the debris at 3:15 am after tireless roundtheclock rescue...
  • Man stuck in 90metre deep tunnel for 81 hours January 18, 2011

    Udaipur: A pump operator, Narayan, has been trapped in a 90metre deep tunnel in Udaipur, and the rescue operation is in full swing for the sixth day now. His condition has been reported as stable. Narayan, who has been in the tunnel for 81 hours was trapped when a portion of...
  • Secret Kitchen: Royal recipes from the City of Lakes June 20, 2010

    Bikramjit Ray hunts down secret recipes from the City of Lakes Udaipur in Rajasthan. ...
  • Udaipur college marks out space for boys, girls October 12, 2009

    The Dean of Humanities College in Udaipur is firm that boys and girls must not be seen together on campus. After she refused entry for boys in the allgirls canteen, the dean has issued standing instructions to students asking them to keep away from each other at all times. Clearly...
  • Forbes India: Crown prints September 19, 2009

    Catalogue and collate the photography archives stored within the inner recesses and storerooms of Udaipur's vast City Palace complex. This simple brief, covering around 3,000 photographs, has grown into a mammoth task for ConsultantCurator at the City Palace Museum, Pramod Kumar K G. The archive has emerged as one of...