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Foreigner held with satellite phone at Jaipur airport

The satellite phone was recovered from the possession of Corbett during checking before boarding a Delhi-bound flight, DCP (East) Rahul Jain said.

Zika cases rise to 109 in Rajasthan

However, 91 Zika virus infected patients are healthy now after treatment, he said, adding the department is making all efforts to contain mosquito larvae in the affected area.

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Alwar lynching: Rakbar’s children to get free education in Aligarh madrasa

The tuition and hostel fee of the four children, who are now in Aligarh, is being taken care of by the school and by Steps Foundation, with the latter being instrumental in bringing them to Aligarh.

Rajasthan: Five men assaulted by gau rakshaks in Alwar, 1 dead

While purported videos of the incident are being circulated on social media, no arrests have been made so far.

Ajmer-Jammu Tawi Express derails near Jaipur; no casualty

Three coaches of the Ajmer-Jammu Tawi Puja Express derailed on Jaipur-Phulera double track around 3.43 pm today. No casualty was reported, officials said.

Two Mexican women molested in Jaipur

SHO of Vidhayakpuri Police Station, where the FIR was lodged on Wednesday on the complaint by the victims, said the women have left for New Delhi and a team is being sent there to record their statements.

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Rajasthan: Rebel BJP MLA floats new party, to contest all seats in state

The senior MLA, who was a minister in the previous Vasundhara Raje government, is a staunch critic of the Raje-led government.

Meet Manju Devi, the first woman porter of North-West Railways in Jaipur

Encouraged by her mother, Manju Devi acquired her deceased husband Mahadev's porter license no. 15 and took to the demanding task of hauling luggage of passengers at the Jaipur Railway Station in 2013.

NCDC sanctions Rs 5000 crore for Rajasthan govt farm loan waiver

In February, Raje had announced a one-time loan waiver for small and marginal farmers in the state up to Rs 50,000 in the overdue and outstanding category of short term loan provided by cooperative banks.

Soldier dies of blast injury at Jodhpur camp

While details regarding the blast were not immediately available, officers said a probe has been ordered.

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Free Wi-Fi at Jaipur metro stations by February end

Jaipur, Feb 18 (ANI): Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) is all set to provide Wi-Fi facility to the travellers by the end of this month. Jaipur is first city in the country to have all stations equipped with Wi-Fi facility. This project is one of the enthusiastic projects of Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje. The facility will be free for one hour in a day and the passengers will be able to use it at all the metro stations. The public, especially youth in Jaipur, is enthusiastic for this development and thankful to authorities for this great job.

Rajasthan CM attends international Roma fest

Jaipur, Feb 17 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje attended the International Roma Conference and Cultural Festival' at the Birla Auditorium in Jaipur. Soon after arriving at the venue, Raje, who was the chief guest, greeted invitees and watched the performance that included one by Hungarian Roma star performer Gina Rubik. After the performance, Raje said she could feel that music connects people of different countries. She also felicitated the artists.

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Raje holds pre-budget meeting with stakeholders

Jaipur, Feb 11 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje held a pre-budget sessions with different groups. More than hundred representatives from various groups, right from NGOs to farmers, attended the series of seminars held in Panchayati Raj building in Jaipur. During these brainstorming session, intellectuals gave their valuable suggestions to CM Raje to bring a common man friendly state budget. The CM assured all representatives to consider their feedback and promised to bring a friendly budget.

Raje Govt. launches massive campaign to attract tourists

Jaipur, Feb 11 (ANI): The Rajasthan government has taken an initiative to facelift Jaipur's Gandhi Nagar Railway station. A team of local artists and art work enthusiasts spent hundreds of hours in designing and creating folk art on different walls of the railway station. According to authorities, the main objective behind this approach is to makeover the image of Rajasthan and promotes tourism. In the recent past, the Vasudhara Government launched a massive ad campaign on TV and radio to promote tourism in the state.

Rajasthan gets its first woman Qazi

Jaipur, Feb 08 (ANI): In a first in the state and breaking the stereotype, Rajasthan has got its first woman Qazi. Jahan Ara becomes the first woman Qazi of Rajasthan after completing her two-year training course from Mumbai-based Darul Uloom-i-Nisawa. The Jaipur-based woman was handed over her certificate for 'Qaziyat' on Friday. Now, she can officially be called Qazi Jahan Ara. Elaborating about being first woman Qazi, Jahan Ara said they are running a campaign as they are associated with National Women Welfare Association. She added that she has become a Qazi and she will ensure that women get all the rights on ground, which they have according to Islam.

AAI to make airport facilities as commercially viable

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India will enhance its marketing strategy to make airports more operationally and commercially viable. At the Airport Marketing Conference held recently in New Delhi, the officials and experts chalked out a strategy to make commercial use of airport infrastructure in the country. Formed in April 1995, the Airports Authority of India manages 125 destinations, including 77 domestic and 21 international airports in the country. The Authority is also looking at focusing on the cargo segment to boost its revenues. It has been undertaking the International Cargo handling operations at international airports including Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Amritsar and Guwahati. Similarly, the Authority has identified 24 domestic airports across five regions, including three civil enclaves to develop such integrated facilities. They include Port Blair, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Raipur, Ahmedabad and others. The Airports Authority of India, which has developed infrastructure at many of its airports, is looking forward to make its commercial use.

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CM Raje attends literary festival in pink city

Jaipur, Jan 22 (ANI): Asia's largest literary festival kicked off in Jaipur, in a testament to the growing global influence of Indian literature and its appeal to both publishers and authors. Regional language novelists and poets will rub shoulders with Nobel laureates and Booker Prize winners at the annual Jaipur Literary Festival where organisers will showcase works from different states and dialects to thousands of book lovers. Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, inaugurated the event which began with the playing of Rajasthani traditional folk music. Hundreds of thousands of writers, critics, publishers and fans are expected to pack Jaipur's streets for the five-day event from January 21. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Raje emphasized on the habit of reading books. Access to all the events is free, and with no VIP treatment for the best-selling writers and poets, fans can get unique access to their favourite authors. In addition to die-hard bookworms, the festival's music and dancing events attract students, tourists, and even India's celebrity glitterati.

Six dead, 40 injured in road accident

Rajasthan/ Mathura, Jan 11 (ANI): At least six people were killed and 40 others injured as the bus they were travelling in overturned on a highway in Rajasthan. The bus was travelling to capital Jaipur city when it met with the accident near Tonk district. Local authorities rushed the injured to a nearby hospital. The condition of six people is reported to be serious. Local lawmaker, Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria, expressed remorse at the accident. Meanwhile, in another tragic incident, four people were killed and three others seriously injured in a car accident on Yamuna Expressway in Mathura district. One of the tyres of the car burst, throwing the vehicle out of control. Police is investigating the case.

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