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Jaipur’s Amagarh Fort: history, and factors leading to current conflict

July 30, 2021 7:03 am

Members of the Meena community say the Amagarh Fort was built by a Meena ruler predating Rajput rule in Jaipur, and has been their holy site for centuries.

Faceoff at Jaipur fort over tribal deities, saffron flag

July 30, 2021 7:03 am

Leaders of the Meena community have accused local Hindu outfits of allegedly trying to tamper with tribal culture and appropriate tribal symbols at Amagarh fort.

July 19, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Bus mishap in Jaipur

July 18, 2021 11:53 pm

The ill-fated Rajasthan Road Transport Corporation bus carrying 65 passengers was washed away by the swirling waters of the Bandi river on the Jaipur-Phagi road.

Jaipur: Lightning strikes tower near Amer Fort, 11 dead

July 12, 2021 9:00 am

In Kota’s Garda village, four more people died on the spot after lightning struck the tree under which they were taking shelter.

Ashok Gehlot demands probe into 'defective ventilators' issued under PM Cares

May 14, 2021 10:55 am

Ashok Gehlot said the Centre "had made 1900 ventilators available to the state from the PM Cares Fund... According to doctors, many of these ventilators have technical shortcomings due to which they can turn out to be dangerous for patients."

Jaipur: Family creates ruckus at hospital after four Covid-19 patients die

April 28, 2021 10:35 am

The police official said family members of the deceased created ruckus in the hospital but were later pacified.

20 patient deaths: Jaipur Golden hospital blames Delhi govt in court

April 27, 2021 12:42 am

Speaking before the Delhi High Court, the hospital said that an allocation order for 3.6 metric tonnes of oxygen was issued on April 22, but on April 23, oxygen was received 10-15 minutes late after several SOS calls.

Rajasthan: In video, BJP rebel candidate says withdrew nomination under pressure

April 04, 2021 2:51 pm

“I had submitted my nomination as an Independent to serve the people of Sahara. But I, and my family, were pressurised, and hence I have withdrawn my papers today [Friday]. I will continue to work in the Sahara Assembly seat…” Pitliya says in a short video.

Police officer accused of demanding sexual favours from rape survivor dismissed from service

April 03, 2021 10:08 am

Bohra had first demanded money from the woman, who had got three cases, including one of rape, lodged. Subsequently, he began demanding sexual favours from her for taking action in the cases.

Phone tapping case: BJP looks for early hearing of plea for FIR against CM’s OSD, Cong leaders

March 27, 2021 10:05 pm

After the Delhi police filed the FIR recently however, the BJP has said it will file an application for early hearing in a Jaipur court.

JAIPUR VIDEOS

Free Wi-Fi at Jaipur metro stations by February end

February 19, 2016 3:55 am

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

February 17, 2016 12:19 pm

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.

Raje Govt. launches massive campaign to attract tourists

February 11, 2016 3:59 am

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.

Raje holds pre-budget meeting with stakeholders

February 11, 2016 3:59 am

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.

Rajasthan gets its first woman Qazi

February 08, 2016 11:56 am

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

January 23, 2016 12:50 pm

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.

CM Raje attends literary festival in pink city

January 22, 2016 5:42 am

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

January 11, 2016 9:15 am

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.