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Amit Shah: BJPs vision is Sarvapratham Bharat

Union home minister Amit Shah highlighted the impact of PM Modi's leadership on national security and mentioned significant achievements like the abrogation of Article 370 in J&K. He criticized the opposition for having self-serving agendas and asked for support for PM Modi's leadership in Lok Sabha polls. Shah spoke at the Prabuddhjan Sammelan in Jaipur during his trip to Rajasthan.

The Times of India 21 Feb 2024 2:44 am

Modi wants to see India on top, but Ghamandiya Gathbandhan leaders only want to see their sons as PM, CM: Amit Shah (Ld)

Jaipur, February 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday launched a scathing attack against the Congress, accusing the grand old party of promoting nepotism in the country. Addressing a Prabudhh Sammelan in Jaipur on Tuesday, Shah also heaped praises on Narendra Modi, saying that the Prime Minister, who accomplished many difficult tasks in []

bhaskarlive 20 Feb 2024 11:37 pm

Shah Slams Congress as Dynastic and Directionless

Jaipur: Targeting the Congress, Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the dynastic and directionless party cannot develop India or work for the welfare of the poor. On a daylong visit to Rajasthan, Mr Shah also chaired the BJPs state election committee meeting in Bikaner to review the party's preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. He also addressed the BJPs workers in Udaipur. Speaking to the BJP workers in Udaipur, Mr Shah called the Congress a dynastic and directionless party. The Congress party cannot develop India. It cannot provide welfare to the poor, he said, mentioning that the Modi government has delivered on the BJP promises and several public welfare works in the last 10 years. Mr Shah alleged that the Congress kept the issue of the Ram temple hanging and always questioned the BJP about when the temple would be built. The Congress never wanted the Ram temple to be built in Ayodhya. We had vowed that we would build the temple. Lord Ram, who is worshipped by crores of people, got humiliated while living in a tent. The Congress had kept the issue of Ram temple pending, he said. Highlighting the achievements of the Modi government, the Union home minister said that the Modi government in the last 10 years brought 25 crore people out of poverty, provided houses to the poor, worked to strengthen the nation, abrogated Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and made India the fifth largest economy of the world. Mr Shah said that during the Congress rule, terrorists from Pakistan used to enter India and carry out blasts, but the Modi government conducted surgical and air strikes against terrorists in Pakistan. The Union home minister further noted that the government has worked to deliver good governance and even the opponents of Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot make any allegations regarding corruption. Attacking the previous Congress government in Rajasthan for failing to maintain law and order in the state, Mr Shah said that women and Dalits were not safe and riots were frequent. Referring to the newly formed BJP government in the state, he said that now a double-engine government has been formed and a safe environment for women and Dalits will be there. Rajasthan will be free from riots. The Union home minister also invoked Droupadi Murmu becoming the President and claimed that the Modi government has worked to give honour to the tribal community. Mr Shah also appealed to people to vote for the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections for the further development of the nation under the leadership of Mr Modi. The Union home minister also held a meeting with prominent citizens in the state capital, Jaipur, in the evening. The BJP, which came to power in Rajasthan in December last year by winning 115 of the 200 Assembly seats, is eyeing to win all 25 Lok Sabha seats in the desert state in the general election likely to be held in April-May. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had won all Lok Sabha seats in the state.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 11:10 pm

INDIA bloc an opportunistic alliance against the BJP: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister launches the BJPs campaign for the 2024 Lok Sabha election in Rajasthan with a series of events in Bikaner, Udaipur and Jaipur

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 10:53 pm

Sonia Gandhi, Chunnilal Garasiya and Madan Lal Rathore elected unopposed to RS from Rajasthan

Jaipur: Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Minister Chunnilal Garasiya and Madan Lal Rathore were on Tuesday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. This will be Sonia Gandhis first stint in the Rajya Sabha. She represented the Lok Sabha for five terms. The Congress leader has been representing the Rae Bareli constituency since []

goachronicle 20 Feb 2024 8:29 pm

Sonia Gandhi Unanimously Elected To Rajya Sabha From Rajasthan

Sonia Gandhi Secures Rajya Sabha Seat from Rajasthan: Jaipur, Today, Sonia Gandhi, a prominent leader of the Congress party, has been declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan, officials confirmed. Alongside Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party's Chunnilal Garasiya and Madan Rathore also secured their positions uncontested in the Upper House from the state, informed Assembly Secretary Mahaveer Prasad Sharma. This announcement comes as today marks the deadline for withdrawing nominations. Given the absence of competing candidates, all three leaders have effortlessly clinched their spots in the Rajya Sabha without a vote, stated the official. The seats of Rajya Sabha members Manmohan Singh (Congress) and Bhupendra Yadav (BJP) are set to expire on April 3. The third seat became vacant following the resignation of BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena from the House in December, subsequent to his election as an MLA. In the 200-member assembly, the BJP commands 115 seats while the Congress holds 70. Rajasthan holds a total of 10 Rajya Sabha seats. Following the recent developments, the Congress now commands six seats, leaving the BJP with four. This development underlines the current political landscape in Rajasthan, where Sonia Gandhi's unopposed election to the Rajya Sabha solidifies her continued influence within the state's political sphere. PM Modi Announces Bharat Ratna; Sonia Gandhi Endorses Recognition Congress Leader Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya Joins BJP Ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

News Track 20 Feb 2024 7:05 pm

Meera Chopra to get married in Jaipur: Report

Meera Chopra, cousin of Priyanka Chopra, is getting married to her businessman boyfriend in Jaipur. The preparations for the wedding are underway, and the details are being kept confidential. Priyanka and Nick are expected to attend. Parineeti Chopra had her wedding in Udaipur last year.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 6:42 pm

Jaisalmer, Several Other Places in Rajasthan, Receive Rain

According to the Meteorological Center, Jaipur, light to moderate rain was recorded in Jaisalmer, Churu, Sikar, Jhunjhunu districts and surrounding areas in the last 24 hours

News18 20 Feb 2024 6:33 pm

Sonia Gandhi elected as RS MP for first time from Raj; 2 BJP candidates elected unanimously

Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress leader Sonia Gandhi was elected as Rajya Sabha MP for the first time in Rajasthan and two candidates from the BJP, Chunni Lal Garasiya and Madan Rathore were elected unanimously from the state, confirmed Election Commission officials on Tuesday. Mahavir Prasad Sharma, Principal Secretary of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly and Returning []

bhaskarlive 20 Feb 2024 6:18 pm

Sonia Gandhi elected as RS MP for first time in Raj; 2 candidates from BJP elected unanimously

Sonia Gandhi elected as RS MP for first time in Raj; 2 candidates from BJP elected unanimously Jaipur: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi was elected as Rajya Sabha MP for the first time in Rajasthan and two candidates from the BJP, Chunni Lal Garasiya and Madan Rathore were elected unanimously from the state, confirmed Election [] The post Sonia Gandhi elected as RS MP for first time in Raj; 2 candidates from BJP elected unanimously appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 20 Feb 2024 5:44 pm

Explore these 10 spots on the Indian tourism ministrys Swadesh Darshan list

India, a land of diversity and rich cultural heritage, boasts a plethora of tourist destinations that captivate travelers from around the globe. The Swadesh Darshan initiative by the Indian Ministry of Tourism aims to promote the country's diverse tourism offerings and showcase its hidden gems. Let's embark on a journey to explore 10 must-visit destinations featured on the Swadesh Darshan list, each offering a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and adventure. 1. Majestic Himalayas: The Himalayan range, often referred to as the abode of snow, stretches across several Indian states, including Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jammu & Kashmir. This majestic mountain range attracts adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike with its towering peaks, lush valleys, and serene landscapes. From the snow-capped peaks of the Rohtang Pass to the pristine beauty of Gulmarg and the spiritual ambiance of Rishikesh, the Himalayas offer a myriad of experiences for every traveler. 2. Serene Northeast: The northeastern states of India, including Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh, are known for their unspoiled natural beauty and vibrant cultural tapestry. Here, lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and diverse tribal cultures await exploration. Travelers can immerse themselves in the tranquility of places like Kaziranga National Park, the charming hill station of Shillong, and the ancient monasteries of Tawang, experiencing the warm hospitality and unique traditions of the region's indigenous communities. 3. Historical Rajasthan: Rajasthan, the land of kings, is steeped in history and royal splendor. Its majestic forts, opulent palaces, and desert landscapes transport visitors to a bygone era of grandeur and valor. Jaipur, the Pink City, boasts architectural marvels like the Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal, while Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort stands as a symbol of strength and resilience. Udaipur's shimmering lakes and ornate palaces offer a glimpse into the state's romantic past, making Rajasthan a treasure trove of heritage and culture. 4. Cultural Kerala: Kerala, fondly known as God's Own Country, is renowned for its lush greenery, tranquil backwaters, and rich cultural heritage. Visitors can cruise along the scenic backwaters of Alleppey, surrounded by swaying palms and emerald rice paddies, or trek through the mist-covered hills of Munnar, home to sprawling tea plantations and exotic wildlife. Ayurvedic spas, traditional Kathakali performances, and mouthwatering cuisine add to the allure of this coastal paradise. 5. Spiritual Varanasi: Varanasi, one of the world's oldest living cities, holds immense spiritual significance for Hindus. Nestled along the banks of the sacred Ganges River, it is a place of pilgrimage and enlightenment. Every evening, the ghats come alive with the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony, a ritual of light and devotion. Visitors can explore the city's ancient temples, narrow alleyways, and bustling markets, soaking in the spiritual ambiance and timeless rituals that define Varanasi. 6. Enigmatic Hampi: Hampi, located in the southern state of Karnataka, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its spectacular ruins and architectural marvels. Once the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, Hampi's sprawling complex of temples, palaces, and monuments is a testament to its glorious past. Visitors can wander through the evocative ruins of the Virupaksha Temple, marvel at the stone chariot of the Vittala Temple Complex, and climb the boulders of Matanga Hill for panoramic views of the surreal landscape. 7. Coastal Goa: Goa, India's smallest state, packs a big punch when it comes to scenic beauty, cultural vibrancy, and beachside bliss. With its palm-fringed beaches, colonial architecture, and vibrant nightlife, it's no wonder that Goa is a perennial favorite among travelers. Whether lounging on the sun-kissed sands of Calangute Beach, exploring the historic churches of Old Goa, or dancing the night away at a beach shack party, Goa offers something for everyone. 8. Picturesque Andaman Islands: The Andaman Islands, nestled in the Bay of Bengal, are a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. With their pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush rainforests, these remote islands offer a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors can snorkel amidst vibrant coral reefs, trek through dense jungles in search of rare wildlife, or simply relax on the sun-drenched shores of Radhanagar Beach, often hailed as one of Asia's best beaches. 9. Wildlife-rich Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh, located in the heart of India, is home to some of the country's most iconic wildlife reserves and national parks. From the dense forests of Kanha and Bandhavgarh to the grasslands of Pench, the state teems with a diverse array of flora and fauna, including the majestic Bengal tiger. Safari adventures offer a chance to spot these elusive big cats, along with other wildlife such as leopards, sloth bears, and wild boars, in their natural habitats. 10. Vibrant Gujarat: Gujarat, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and a cradle of ancient civilizations, is a land of contrasts and cultural riches. From the bustling metropolis of Ahmedabad, with its bustling bazaars and exquisite mosques, to the tranquil shores of Dwarka and Somnath, Gujarat offers a tapestry of experiences for travelers. The Rann of Kutch, with its vast expanse of white salt desert, comes alive during the Rann Utsav, a vibrant celebration of music, dance, and traditional arts. In conclusion, India's Swadesh Darshan list showcases the country's incredible diversity and rich tapestry of experiences, from the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the sun-drenched shores of Goa. Whether seeking adventure in the great outdoors, exploring ancient heritage sites, or immersing oneself in vibrant cultural traditions, these 10 destinations offer something for every traveler to cherish and remember. Smartwatch worth Rs 10,000 available for Rs 1,499, great deal available here Mouse with transparent body is available for less than Rs 400 AI robot dog will show the way to the blind, know how it takes commands

News Track 20 Feb 2024 2:56 pm

Amit Shah in Rajasthan On Daylong Visit, To Address BJP Workers, Meet Prominent Citizens

Shah will focus on three clusters, comprising three Lok Sabha seats each, of Jaipur, Udaipur and Bikaner during his visit

News18 20 Feb 2024 2:47 pm

Remarks on PM Modi: Complaint in Raj court against Rahul, hearing on Feb 23

Jaipur: A legal complaint seeking appropriate action against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modis caste has been filed here. The plea was filed on Monday and the metropolitan magistrates court-11 of Jaipur Metro-II announced February 23 as the date for hearing. Advocate Vijay Kalandar filed the complaint which says Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 20 Feb 2024 2:29 pm

Jaipur's Quirky Tale: Customer Makes Headlines with Unique Payment Method at Ather Dealership

In a quirky turn of events, a man in Jaipur made headlines by purchasing an Ather electric scooter using 10 coins. The unusual transaction, which took place at an authorized Ather Energy dealership, left many astonished and curious about the circumstances surrounding the purchase. The Jaipur Saga Unfolds Jaipur, renowned for its rich history and vibrant culture, witnessed an unprecedented event at an Ather Energy dealership. As the customer strolled into the showroom, little did anyone anticipate the unconventional mode of payment he would employ to acquire the sleek electric scooter. A Surprising Payment Method The man, whose identity remains undisclosed, approached the counter with bags brimming with 10 coins, ready to complete the purchase of the Ather electric scooter. His decision to pay the entire amount in coins raised eyebrows and prompted a flurry of reactions from onlookers and dealership staff alike. Navigating the Transaction Navigating through the intricacies of such an unorthodox transaction posed a challenge for both the customer and the dealership. However, after meticulous counting and verification, the dealership accepted the payment, showcasing commendable flexibility and adaptability in accommodating the customer's chosen mode of payment. The Curiosity Spikes The news of this peculiar transaction quickly spread throughout Jaipur, sparking curiosity and prompting discussions among residents. Many wondered about the motivations behind such a distinctive payment method and speculated about the individual's intentions. A Display of Determination The use of 10 coins to purchase a high-value item like an Ather electric scooter highlights the individual's determination and perhaps a unique perspective on financial transactions. While some may view it as an eccentric choice, others commend the individual for his commitment to completing the purchase using unconventional means. Social Media Frenzy As news of the transaction circulated on social media platforms, netizens expressed a mix of surprise, amusement, and admiration for the man's unconventional approach. Memes, jokes, and speculation flooded various online forums, further amplifying the buzz surrounding the incident. Dealer's Perspective From the dealership's perspective, the transaction presented both a challenge and an opportunity to showcase flexibility and customer-centricity. By accommodating the customer's preferred payment method, the dealership demonstrated a willingness to adapt to unique situations and prioritize customer satisfaction. A Story to Remember The man's purchase of an Ather electric scooter using 10 coins undoubtedly stands out as a memorable chapter in Jaipur's retail landscape. Whether driven by a desire for novelty or a statement of individuality, the unconventional transaction serves as a reminder of the diverse ways in which people navigate their financial transactions. The tale of the man who purchased an Ather electric scooter with 10 coins in Jaipur captivated the imagination of many, underscoring the city's penchant for surprises and its embrace of uniqueness. As the story continues to garner attention, it leaves an indelible mark on the city's narrative, reminding us of the colorful tapestry of experiences that define Jaipur. Applying These Leaves in Oil on Your Hair Will Stop Hair Fall Is Applying Conditioner After Shampooing Necessary? Boost Your Stamina in 1 Week! Find Out How?

News Track 20 Feb 2024 1:09 pm

Lok Sabha polls: Union Home Minister Amit Shah to blow poll bugle from Bikaner today

Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will blow the BJPs Lok Sabha poll bugle in Rajasthan from Bikaner on Tuesday. The BJP is working under the cluster plan and there are three Lok Sabha seats and eight Assembly constituencies in each cluster. Shah will first meet BJP leaders from three Lok Sabha []

bhaskarlive 20 Feb 2024 11:58 am

Jaipur Man Buys E-Scooter Worth Rs 1 Lakh With Rs 10 Coins, CEO Tarun Mehta Shares Pic

A man in Jaipur has made headlines for buying a brand new Ather 450 electric scooter using only Rs 10 coins.

NDTV 20 Feb 2024 11:20 am

Jaipur Pink Panthers comfortable win over Gujarat Giants in PKL

Panchkula, Feb 20 (UNI) Jaipur Pink Panthers picked up their fourth win on the trot as they put on a dominating display to defeat Gujarat Giants 45-36 in their Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 match here on Monday night. Arjun Deshwal was once again the star of the show as he stamped his authority with...

Central Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 10:17 am

Fire breaks out in plastic factory in VKI

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:48 am

Cong leaders Kataria, Mirdha unlikely to join BJP shortly

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:47 am

Shah to address party meets in Bikaner, Jaipur & Udaipur

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:46 am

Cong workers protest against freezing of partys bank A/cs

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:46 am

Steps soon to improve road network in state

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:45 am

HC asks CS to abide by labour court order

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:45 am

Rajasthan tribal Congress MLA, tipped for Lok Sabha run, joins BJP

Congress MLA Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya joined BJP. The switch was finalised in a meeting with Amit Shah, JP Nadda, and CM Bhajanlal Sharma. Malviya joined BJP because of PM Narendra Modi's vision and leadership. He seeks national status for Mangarh Dham and credits Modi for acknowledging the 1913 massacre of tribals by the British rulers at the shrine.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 1:39 am

PKL: Arjun Deshwal's Super 10 ensures Jaipur Pink Panthers end league-stage with easy win over Gujarat Giants

Arjun Deshwal was once again the star of the show as he stamped his authority with 13 raid points in Jaipur Pink Panthers' final league-stage match

The Hindu 19 Feb 2024 10:14 pm

PKL 2023 Points Table: Jaipur Pink Panthers at Top Again With 92 Points; Details

PKL 2023 Points Table: Jaipur Pink Panthers won against Gujarat Giants. Check all standings here.

The Quint 19 Feb 2024 8:58 pm

Setback for Congress as tribal leader and former Rajasthan minister Malviya quits party to join BJP

JAIPUR: In a setback for the Congress party in Rajasthan, senior tribal MLA and former cabinet minister in the Ashok Gehlot government, Mahendra Jeet Singh Malviya, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jaipur on Monday. Malviya, a four-time MLA representing Bagidaura in South Rajasthan, who was also appointed a member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) last year, cited the Congress' refusal to attend the Ram temple ceremony in Ayodhya last month as the prime reason for his defection. Malviya's move has sparked speculation within Congress circles that other party leaders may follow suit ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The Congress party refused to attend the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple, which deeply hurt me. If I am to foster development in my constituency, there's no party better than the BJP to work in tribal areas. Prime Minister Modi's policies have left a lasting impression on me, said Malviya. Malviya's switch to the BJP is being viewed as a significant blow to the Congress, given his close association with former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his stature as a prominent tribal leader in south Rajasthan. Sources suggest that the BJP has initiated Operation Lotus in Rajasthan ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, with Malviya's entry being a strategic move to bolster their presence in tribal areas. Speculation is rife that several other influential Congress leaders from Marwar, Shekhawati and East Rajasthan may also defect to the BJP in the coming days. However, the Congress downplayed the significance of Malviya's departure, stating that he played no major leadership role in the tribal belt in recent times. Congress leaders also argued that Malviya wasn't accorded much importance even during his attempt to join the BJP in Delhi in the presence of central party leaders. State Congress President Govind Singh Dotasara remarked, Malviya's exit will not dent the party's strength; rather, it will emerge stronger. His victory in the last election was overshadowed by complaints, and this time he faced strong competition from within the party. His departure is merely a desperate attempt to salvage his political career. Dotasara emphasized that the Congress never opposed the construction of the Ram Temple which was sanctioned by the Supreme Court. He attributed Malviya's defection to the erosion of his support base and his questionable activities, predicting that his political future will be dark and uncertain. Dotasara further questioned Malviya's motives, highlighting his prolonged stay in Delhi and subsequent move to join the BJP in Jaipur. He insinuated that Malviya's actions might come under scrutiny, especially in light of the BJP's pledge to investigate the works of the past five years. If Malviya was truly a significant leader, why did he endure a three-day ordeal in Delhi? His departure will have no impact, and his political career is now at a crossroads, concluded Dotasara. Sonia Gandhi files Rajya Sabha nomination from Rajasthan, Congress fields Abhishek Singhvi in HP

The New Indian Express 19 Feb 2024 8:50 pm

We have best team in Pro Kabaddi League: Dabang Delhi head coach Rambir Singh Khokhar

We have best team in Pro Kabaddi League: Dabang Delhi head coach Rambir Singh Khokhar The Dabang Delhi KC continued their brilliant form as they finished the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 league stage on a high with a 46-38 victory over Bengaluru Bulls on Sunday. Speaking about the match, Dabang Delhi KC's Head Coach Rambir Singh Khokhar said, We started the match very well. We made a few small mistakes, but Ashu picked up the required points for us. We tried a few new players against Bengaluru Bulls and they played well. Meanwhile, Dabang Delhi KC Captain Ashu Malik expressed, It was great to win our last league stage match. Now, we'll start practising very hard for the Playoffs. We'll take a day off and then jump straight into our training sessions. Furthermore, the Dabang Delhi KC's Head Coach Rambir Singh Khokhar expressed that they have the best side in the tournament, We've played many close games this season. Most of our encounters have been neck-to-neck. We are ready to take on any team in the Playoffs. I feel we have the best team in the league. Hopefully, we will go on to lift the trophy. The Dabang Delhi KC Captain Ashu Malik also said that the team will continue to play freely in the Playoffs, There's no pressure on any player. We've been asked to think on our feet and back ourselves to make the catches as a raider or defender. We'll continue to play freely in our upcoming games as well. PKL Season 10 schedule for February 19 Game 1: Gujarat Giants vs Jaipur Pink Panthers - 8 pm Game 2: Haryana Steelers vs Puneri Paltan - 9 pm Venue: Panchkula. (ANI)

devdiscourse 19 Feb 2024 7:31 pm

JSG Womens Yuva Kabaddi Series 2024: Date, Time, Schedule, Teams, Live Streaming & More

Get ready for the action-packed JSG Womens Yuva Kabaddi Series 2024 starting from Feb 20 to Feb 26 in Jaipur.

Bloomberg Quint 19 Feb 2024 7:10 pm

B.Tech student dies by suicide in Kota

Jaipur: A B.Tech student committed suicide in Kota by hanging himself in his room, the police said on Monday, adding that the student was pursuing his education from Jalandhar in Punjab and was suffering from depression. His family members had gone to Lucknow to attend a wedding ceremony on Sunday, leaving the deceased alone at Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 19 Feb 2024 5:57 pm

Here's How India and Brazil Forge Pact to Boost Pulse Trade

NEW DELHI: India and Brazil are teaming up to enhance their trade in pulses, with a particular focus on black matpe (urad) and pigeon peas (tur), according to a senior official at the Brazilian embassy. Indian officials, in a recent meeting with their Brazilian counterparts, emphasized Brazil's importance as a partner and dependable source of pulses for India. Angelo de Queiroz Mauricio, the agricultural attach at Brazils embassy in New Delhi, stated, We discussed bilateral trade in pulses and strategies to foster collaboration between both nations for ensuring food security, especially concerning black matpe and pigeon peas. We also explored potential mechanisms to boost trade and cooperation. Last week, Rohit Kumar Singh, the Union consumer affairs secretary, mentioned that India had imported 3,000 tonnes of black matpe from Brazil in 2023 and anticipated procuring another 20,000 tonnes this year. Mauricio highlighted the significant opportunity for expanding agricultural trade, particularly in pulses, and suggested that Brazil could become a strategic supplier for India. He stated, In general, there's eagerness across all agricultural sectors in India and Brazil to collaborate. We hope that both governments can work together harmoniously to ensure mutually beneficial import policies and a stable, predictable long-term trading environment. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution did not respond immediately to queries regarding this matter. In November, Singh urged Brazilian businessmen and officials to increase pulse production, especially of tur and urad, to meet the demand from Indian consumers amidst falling domestic production and to diversify Indias sources of this essential food item. Singh emphasized, We need to ensure that food items are available in the country for our 1.4 billion consumers at an affordable price. India, being both the largest producer and consumer of pulses globally, plans to diversify its sources due to rising domestic demand. Singh explained, Given our predominantly vegetarian population and rising incomes, the consumption of protein through pulses is increasing. To meet this growing demand, we can't rely solely on Myanmar. We must consider diversifying our production, which could include Brazil and Argentina. In 2023, India imported 3.1 million tonnes of pulses, mainly masur (lentils), tur, and urad, compared to 2 million tonnes the year before. Currently, India primarily imports these pulses from Myanmar, East African nations, Australia, and Canada. Amarnath Tripathi, an associate professor of economics at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, explained, India's increasing population, along with a significant portion adhering to a vegetarian diet, drives the high demand for pulses. However, despite this demand, India struggles to produce enough pulses domestically, leading to annual imports. He added, Several factors contribute to this production shortfall, including India's food policy bias towards cereals over pulses, resulting in a significant decline in the area cultivated for pulses. The area dedicated to sowing kharif or monsoon pulses, including tur and urad, decreased by 4.2% in the 2023-24 crop year to 12.4 million hectares, compared to the normal sowing area of nearly 14 million hectares, as per data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Key pulse-growing states in India include Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Rajasthan. Brazil currently produces nearly 3 million tonnes of pulses, including 10,000 tonnes of urad and less than 3,000 tonnes of chickpeas, peas, and lentils. While Brazil has shown interest in trading and collaborating with India, it has also emphasized the importance of stability and predictability in trade policies. Mauricio stated that a joint agenda and decisions on the next steps in this regard would be taken forward collaboratively. India's Development Push in Maldives Continues Amidst Strained Relations Turkish-American Relations on the Rise: Trade Expected to Flourish

News Track 19 Feb 2024 5:55 pm

5 Hindu migrants from Pak given Indian citizenship in Jaipur

Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) A total of five Hindu migrants from Pakistan were given Indian citizenship certificates in Jaipur on Monday. Additional District Collector (South), Abu Sufiyan Chauhan, handed over the certificates to the five Pakistani migrants, including Sanjay Kumar, Sunita, Harsha, Nisha and Rajesh Kumar. After receiving the citizenship certificate, Sanjay Kumar expressed his []

bhaskarlive 19 Feb 2024 5:37 pm

Rajasthan Congress workers protest against freezing of party's bank accounts

Rajasthan Congress workers protest against freezing of party's bank accounts Rajasthan Congress workers on Monday protested across the state against the Income Tax Department's action to freeze bank accounts of the Congress and the Youth Congress. Raising slogans, the party workers protested outside the Income Tax Department's offices located at district headquarters. In Jaipur, Congress leaders, office bearers and workers gathered at the party's War Room, from where they marched raising slogans against the central government. The protestors were stopped by police near Statue Circle. Police had barricaded the area ahead of the protest. NSUI and Youth Congress workers tried to climb the barricades but were stopped by police. The party workers, including MLAs and former ministers, sat on a dharna on the road. The Congress' main bank accounts were frozen on Friday over an income tax demand of Rs 210 crore but an I-T appellate tribunal later allowed it to operate them, pending a further hearing next week, a huge relief for the party which said the move had impacted all political activity. Former ministers Shanti Dhariwal, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, MLA Amin Kagzi, Rafeeq Khan, Prashant Sharma, Shikha Meel Barala, Abhimanyu Punia, state general secretary Jaswant Gurjar, R R Tiwari and Anil Chopra were present in the demonstration. Khachariyawas alleged the BJP government failed at the Centre. The party has failed on the issues on which it contested elections ten years ago, he said. He said that efforts are being made to stop party leader Rahul Gandhi's visit. They want to the Congress across the country and make the party leaders join the BJP. ''The BJP wants to eliminate the Congress. But the Congress is not going to end. The more conflict the BJP creates, the more Congress will emerge. Now, the BJP's lies and deceit will not work. There is tremendous corruption in Rajasthan and Centre. The BJP wants to get votes by pitching Hindus and Muslims against each other,'' he alleged. Congress MLA Rafeeq Khan said, ''Democracy is in danger. Freezing the bank accounts of the Congress is an attempt to prevent the party from contesting elections. There is no valid reason behind freezing bank accounts.'' Later in a press conference, the party's state president Govind Singh Dotasra alleged it is a model of the BJP to create fear and threaten by misusing the Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax Department. ''It is a model of the BJP to create fear and threaten by misusing the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax Department. This is an effort to kill democracy,'' Dotasra said. He said that freezing the bank accounts of the Congress ahead of the model code of conduct and the Lok Sabha elections is a conspiracy to keep the main opposition party out of the election process. He said that the party has protested across the state at the respective I-T Department offices against the ''cowardly act''. Dotasra said that Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' will enter Rajasthan on February 25. To take stock of the preparations, Dotasra will visit Dausa, Bharatpur and Dholpur along with the party's state in-charge Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Leader of Opposition Tikaram Jully.

devdiscourse 19 Feb 2024 5:06 pm

Now, B.Tech student commits suicide in Kota

Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) A B.Tech student committed suicide in Kota by hanging himself in his room, the police said on Monday, adding that the student was pursuing his education from Jalandhar in Punjab and was suffering from depression. His family members had gone to Lucknow to attend a wedding ceremony on Sunday, leaving the []

bhaskarlive 19 Feb 2024 4:32 pm

Congress Leader Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya Joins BJP Ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Jaipur: In a significant setback for the Congress party, former Rajasthan Cabinet Minister and Congress' tribal leader Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday, just ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Addressing a press conference, Rajasthan BJP President CP Joshi announced, Today, prominent leader from the tribal region, Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya, is joining the BJP. Influenced by the policies and leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he has chosen to become a member of the BJP. Joshi emphasized that Malviya himself has acknowledged the substantial developmental work undertaken in the tribal areas under the leadership of PM Modi. He also highlighted the historic achievement of an Adivasi woman becoming the President of the country, attributing it to the impact of PM Modi's policies that has resonated with Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya. Before joining the BJP, Malviya criticized the grand old party, stating, You can see the plight of Congress across the country. The party is being hounded and rendered hollow from within by a select few people. Somewhere, it has drifted from the vision it had for the country and the people. It is not there anymore. Sources indicate that Malviya was not 'happy' with the Congress leadership.Currently representing the Bagidora Assembly seat in the Banswara district, Malviya's inclusion assumes significance, particularly in southern Rajasthan where the BJP holds a stronger position compared to the Congress, ahead of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls in the state. Malviya first became an MLA in 2008, defeating the Janata Dal (United)'s Jeetmal Khant by 45,000 votes. Despite facing strong anti-incumbency in 2013, which saw the Congress reduced to just 21 seats, Malviya retained his seat by defeating the BJP's Khemraj Garasiya. He repeated his victory over Garasiya in 2018.In the 2023 Assembly elections, Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya secured a win against BADVP's Jaikrishn Patel from the Bagidora Assembly constituency. Varun Dhawan and Wife Natasha Dalal Jet Off to Goa for Rakul Preet Singh's Post-Pregnancy Announcement Thousands Arrive Here to Celebrate Festival Without Wearing Clothes, Recognizing its Significance JP Nadda's Tenure Extended as BJP Chief Until June 2024

News Track 19 Feb 2024 4:11 pm

3 killed after car crashes into truck on Amritsar-Jamnagar NH

Three people lost their lives in a tragic car accident in Rajasthan's Anupgarh district. The incident occurred on the Bharatmala Amritsar-Jamnagar National Highway when their car collided with a truck. The truck abruptly applied brakes near Nai Mandi of Gharsana, leading to the collision. The victims, who were en route to a wedding ceremony, met with this unfortunate accident late Sunday night.

The Times of India 19 Feb 2024 3:43 pm

Rajasthan: Four-time Congress MLA Mahendrajeet Malviya joins BJP

Jaipur:Four-time Congress MLA and former Rajasthan minister Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya on Monday joined the BJP, in a setback to the grand old party in the state. Malviya was welcomed to the BJP by the partys Rajasthan in-charge Arun Singh, state unit chief CP Joshi and other leaders. Also ReadSeveral MLAs loyal to Kamal Nath reach Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 19 Feb 2024 2:46 pm

NEET aspirant from UP dies of illness in Kota, another student goes missing

Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) A NEET aspirant from Uttar Pradesh died in Rajasthans Kota after falling ill and another student, a JEE aspirant, has been missing since last one week, confirmed officials here on Monday. The student from Uttar Pradesh was identified as Shivam Raghav, 21, from Aligarh. He was preparing for NEET in Kota []

bhaskarlive 19 Feb 2024 2:43 pm

Four-time Congress MLA and former Rajasthan minister Mahendrajeet Malviya joins BJP

JAIPUR: In a setback to the grand old party in Rajasthan, four-time Congress MLA and former Rajasthan minister Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya on Monday joined the BJP. Malviya was welcomed to the BJP by the party's Rajasthan in-charge Arun Singh, state unit chief CP Joshi and other leaders. He said there is a double-engine government in Rajasthan, referring to the BJP dispensations in the state and at the Centre. Development is a big issue. There is a double-engine government here. The state and the country are transforming and the entire world is watching, he told reporters before a joint press conference at the party office. The BJP swept to power in Rajasthan in the assembly elections late last year. The saffron party had won 115 seats while the Congress, which governed the state between 2018 and 2023, managed victory from 70.

The New Indian Express 19 Feb 2024 2:32 pm

Four-time Congress MLA and former Rajasthan minister Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya joins BJP in Jaipur.

Four-time Congress MLA and former Rajasthan minister Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya joins BJP in Jaipur. Four-time Congress MLA and former Rajasthan minister Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya joins BJP in Jaipur.

devdiscourse 19 Feb 2024 2:26 pm

Rajasthan Congress MLA and former minister Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya reaches BJP office in Jaipur amid speculation over switching sides.

Rajasthan Congress MLA and former minister Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya reaches BJP office in Jaipur amid speculation over switching sides. Rajasthan Congress MLA and former minister Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya reaches BJP office in Jaipur amid speculation over switching sides.

devdiscourse 19 Feb 2024 2:10 pm

Shah in Rajasthan tomorrow, to meet BJP leaders from eight LS seats

Jaipur: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be in Rajasthan on Tuesday to address party leaders and workers from eight Lok Sabha seats three in Bikaner, three in Udaipur and two in Jaipur, confirmed party workers. Shah will first visit Bikaner where he will address the workers from three Lok Sabha seats of Bikaner Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 19 Feb 2024 12:59 pm

Jaipur customer buys over Rs 1 lakh Ather e-scooter with Rs 10 coins, CEO Tarun Mehta shares pic of owner with coin bags

A customer from Jaipur made headlines by purchasing a brand new Ather 450 electric scooter using only Rs 10 coins. The CEO of Ather Energy, Tarun Mehta, shared a picture of the proud customer surrounded by pouches of coins. Ather Energy is also preparing to launch their first family-oriented scooter, the Rizta, which will focus on comfort and practicality.

The Economic Times 19 Feb 2024 12:54 pm

BTS video of Kiran from Laapataa Ladies

The highly anticipated film 'Laapataa Ladies', directed by Kiran Rao, is set to release on March 1st, 2024. The film's trailer has received a positive response, and the promotions are in full swing. The behind-the-scenes video showcases the fun atmosphere created by Kiran Rao during the shoot. The screenings in Bhopal, Jaipur, Bangalore, and Lucknow garnered unanimous positive feedback.

The Times of India 19 Feb 2024 11:01 am

8-year-old child goes missing from tea shop near Balaji Temple, family suspects kidnapping

An eight-year-old child named Sagar went missing from a dhaba near Balaji Mod on the Jaipur-Agra highway. The family, from Bharatpur, had stopped for a tea break during their visit to Balaji Temple. Despite an extensive search and inquiries, Sagar could not be located. The family suspects kidnapping, as suspicious individuals were seen near their car in CCTV footage. The police are investigating the case, which has left the family distraught.

The Economic Times 19 Feb 2024 9:58 am

Sachin Pilot aide Khiladi Lal Bairwa likely to join BJP, says many Congress leaders in queue

Congress MLA Malviya may join BJP. Bairwa, loyal to Pilot, plans to switch too. Gehlot blamed for Congress' downfall. Bairwa lost to Kumar in Assembly polls. Congress leaders indifferent.

The Times of India 19 Feb 2024 9:01 am

Jaipur cops probe alleged abduction of newlyweds

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NEET aspirant from UP dies of illness in hospital in Kota

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Temp up, but many places in state to see hailstorm today

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The Times of India 19 Feb 2024 8:35 am

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The Times of India 19 Feb 2024 8:34 am

RPSC stops disabled candidate from taking civil exam, slapped with Rs 5L fine

JAIPUR : In a significant ruling, the Rajasthan High Court has levied a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) for its refusal to allow a visually impaired candidate to participate in the RAS Pre-2021 examination. The decision was handed down by Justice Sameer Jain, who accepted the petition filed by Kuldeep Jaiman, the petitioner. The court then directed the RPSC to ensure that the fine of Rs 5 lakh is paid to the victim within four weeks. The High Court, in its judgment, criticised RPSC for creating unnecessary barriers for visually impaired candidates, preventing them from taking part in the examination. It deemed RPSCs decision to bar the candidate from appearing in the examination as arbitrary and unwarranted. The case stemmed from Kuldeep Jaiman, a petitioner who is 100 percent blind, being denied entry to the RAS Recruitment Examination-2021 despite applying for it. Jaimans lawyer, Shovit Jhajharia, highlighted that on October 27, 2021, when Jaiman arrived at the examination center in Alwar district with a writer (colleague), he was informed that he should have notified RPSC about the writer two days in advance, a requirement he was unaware of. Additionally, he was asked for a medical certificate regarding his blindness, which he did not possess at the time, resulting in his exclusion from the examination. The High Court, in its ruling, clarified that RPSCs directive for advance notice pertains only to candidates requiring a writer provided by RPSC, not those bringing their own writer, as indicated by the petitioner during the online form filling process. Thus, RPSCs insistence on advance notice was deemed unnecessary. Furthermore, the court denounced RPSCs refusal based on the lack of a medical certificate, pointing out that RPSC had issued the admit card for the blind category to the candidate himself. The court emphasized that RPSCs own regulations prohibited the carrying of any material other than the admit card, PAN, or passport-sized photo to the examination center. While acknowledging that the selection process for RAS Recruitment Examination-2021 had concluded, rendering the petitioners request for inclusion in the examination moot, the court emphasised the mental anguish and harassment endured by the petitioner. Consequently, RPSC was directed to pay a fine within four weeks.

The New Indian Express 19 Feb 2024 7:20 am

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Google News 19 Feb 2024 12:10 am

No threat: Jh'khand CM amid discontent in Cong camp

As many as 12 MLAs of the Congress have threatened to boycott the upcoming state assembly session from February 23 and head to Jaipur if the ministers are not replaced with new faces.

Rediff 18 Feb 2024 8:33 pm

Jaipur man buys Ather electric scooter worth over a lakh using 10 coins; CEO Tarun Mehta shares pic

Ather Energy CEO Tarun Mehta tweeted, A new Ather owner just bought himself a 450 in Jaipur...all with 10 Re coins!

Livemint 18 Feb 2024 4:51 pm

Best places to visit in Rajasthan in February

Rajasthan, often dubbed the Land of Kings, stands as a testament to India's rich cultural heritage and architectural marvels. Its allure lies not only in its magnificent forts and palaces but also in its vibrant festivals and diverse landscapes. February, with its mild weather and festive atmosphere, presents an ideal opportunity to explore this enchanting state. Let's delve deeper into the top destinations to visit in Rajasthan during this magical month. Jaipur: The Pink City 1. Amber Fort The Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, epitomizes the grandeur of Rajput architecture. Situated atop a hill overlooking Maota Lake, this majestic fort boasts a fusion of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles. Visitors can embark on an elephant or jeep ride to ascend to the fort's entrance, where they are greeted by ornately decorated courtyards, palaces, and intricate marble carvings. 2. City Palace A visit to Jaipur would be incomplete without exploring the City Palace, a sprawling complex that serves as the residence of the royal family of Jaipur. Built in the 18th century, the palace showcases a blend of Rajput, Mughal, and European architectural influences. Highlights include the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, and the Diwan-i-Khas, adorned with exquisite artworks, crystal chandeliers, and royal artifacts. 3. Hawa Mahal The iconic Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, is a quintessential symbol of Jaipur's architectural heritage. Constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, this five-story palace features intricately carved jharokhas (windows) designed to allow royal ladies to observe street festivities while remaining unseen. The honeycomb-like structure, adorned with over 900 windows, is a photographer's delight, especially during sunset when it glows in a warm hue. 4. Jantar Mantar Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is an astronomical observatory and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fascinating complex houses a collection of architectural astronomical instruments designed to observe celestial bodies with remarkable precision. Visitors can marvel at the sundial, the world's largest stone sundial, and other instruments used for measuring time, tracking celestial movements, and forecasting eclipses. 5. Jaipur Literature Festival Each February, Jaipur plays host to the world-renowned Jaipur Literature Festival, attracting literary enthusiasts, authors, and intellectuals from around the globe. Held at the Diggi Palace, this literary extravaganza features panel discussions, book readings, poetry sessions, and cultural performances. It offers a unique opportunity to engage with acclaimed writers, thinkers, and artists while immersing oneself in the vibrant literary culture of India. Udaipur: The City of Lakes 1. City Palace Overlooking the serene waters of Lake Pichola, the City Palace of Udaipur stands as a testament to the city's royal legacy. Built over several centuries, the palace complex showcases a harmonious blend of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles. Visitors can explore ornate courtyards, intricately decorated halls, and museums displaying royal artifacts, paintings, and weaponry. 2. Lake Pichola A boat ride on Lake Pichola offers a mesmerizing perspective of Udaipur's picturesque skyline dotted with palaces, temples, and ghats. Created in the 14th century, this artificial lake is flanked by iconic landmarks such as the Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) and Jag Mandir. As the sun sets over the lake, casting a golden glow on the water, visitors are treated to a magical spectacle that epitomizes the romance of Udaipur. 3. Jag Mandir Situated on an island in Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir is a stunning palace complex renowned for its architectural splendor and historical significance. Built in the 17th century by Maharana Karan Singh, the palace features intricately carved marble pavilions, lush gardens, and scenic viewpoints. Visitors can explore the palace's chambers, pavilions, and courtyards, which once served as a refuge for royalty and dignitaries. 4. Vintage Car Museum Automobile enthusiasts can indulge their passion at the Vintage Car Museum, home to a remarkable collection of classic cars owned by the Maharanas of Udaipur. Housed within the grounds of the City Palace, the museum showcases rare vintage cars, including Rolls-Royces, Cadillacs, and Bentleys, dating back to the early 20th century. Each car bears witness to a bygone era of opulence and luxury, offering a glimpse into Udaipur's royal heritage. 5. Shilpgram Crafts Fair The annual Shilpgram Crafts Fair celebrates Rajasthan's rich artistic traditions and cultural diversity. Held in February at Shilpgram, a rural arts and crafts complex near Udaipur, the fair showcases traditional handicrafts, pottery, textiles, and folk art from across the state. Visitors can interact with skilled artisans, watch live demonstrations, and purchase authentic Rajasthani souvenirs, making it a must-visit destination for art enthusiasts and culture lovers. Jaisalmer: The Golden City 1. Jaisalmer Fort Rising majestically from the golden sands of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the few living forts in the world. Built in the 12th century by Maharawal Jaisal Singh, the fort's yellow sandstone walls conceal a labyrinth of narrow lanes, intricately carved havelis, and ancient temples. Visitors can immerse themselves in the fort's rich history, exploring its palaces, Jain temples, and bustling bazaars. 2. Sam Sand Dunes A visit to Jaisalmer is incomplete without experiencing the mesmerizing beauty of the Sam Sand Dunes. Located just outside the city, these vast expanses of rolling sand dunes offer a surreal landscape that is best explored on a camel safari. As the sun sets over the desert, casting an ethereal glow on the sands, visitors can enjoy cultural performances, traditional Rajasthani cuisine, and camping under the starlit sky. 3. Desert Festival February marks the annual Desert Festival in Jaisalmer, a three-day extravaganza celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan's desert communities. The festival features folk music and dance performances, camel races, turban tying competitions, and a showcase of traditional crafts and cuisine. Visitors can witness the vibrant colors and rhythms of desert life, making it an unforgettable cultural experience. 4. Patwon ki Haveli Patwon ki Haveli is a cluster of five intricately carved havelis, considered one of the finest examples of Rajasthani architecture in Jaisalmer. Built by the wealthy Patwa family in the 19th century, these ornate mansions showcase exquisite craftsmanship, with intricate filigree work, frescoes, and jharokhas adorning their facades. Visitors can explore the havelis' richly decorated interiors, which offer insights into the opulent lifestyle of Jaisalmer's merchant class. 5. Kuldhara Village Kuldhara Village, located about 18 kilometers from Jaisalmer, is steeped in mystery and intrigue. According to legend, the village was inhabited by the Paliwal Brahmins who abandoned it overnight in the 19th century, leaving behind a ghost town shrouded in tales of curses and paranormal activity. Today, visitors can wander through the ruins of Kuldhara and contemplate its eerie silence, making it a fascinating destination for history buffs and adventurers alike. Pushkar: The Sacred Town 1. Pushkar Lake Pushkar Lake holds great religious significance for Hindus and is believed to have been created by Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe. Pilgrims flock to its ghats to perform ablutions and seek spiritual purification. Surrounding the lake are numerous temples, including the revered Brahma Temple, dedicated to Lord Brahma, making Pushkar a revered pilgrimage destination. 2. Brahma Temple The Brahma Temple in Pushkar is one of the few temples in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. Built in the 14th century, the temple features a red spire, intricately carved pillars, and a silver turtle deity. Devotees visit the temple to offer prayers and seek blessings for prosperity and happiness, especially during the annual Kartik Purnima festival when the temple sees a surge of pilgrims. 3. Pushkar Camel Fair The Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the largest and most colorful livestock fairs in the world, attracting thousands of traders, pilgrims, and tourists. Held annually in November, coinciding with the Kartik Purnima festival, the fair is a vibrant spectacle of cultural performances, camel races, cattle auctions, and traditional Rajasthani music and dance. Visitors can witness the unique blend of commerce and culture against the backdrop of Pushkar's mystical landscape. 4. Savitri Temple Perched atop Ratnagiri Hill, the Savitri Temple offers panoramic views of Pushkar and its surrounding desert landscape. Dedicated to Goddess Savitri, the wife of Lord Brahma, the temple is reached via a steep trek or a scenic cable car ride. As the sun sets over the horizon, visitors can marvel at the golden hues of the desert below, making it a popular spot for photography and meditation. 5. Varaha Temple The Varaha Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu's Varaha incarnation, is known for its architectural beauty and religious significance. Located near Pushkar Lake, the temple features intricate carvings, sculpted pillars, and a sanctum housing the deity Varaha. Devotees visit the temple to offer prayers and seek blessings, particularly during the annual Pushkar Fair when the temple witnesses a surge of pilgrims and visitors. Toxic Dye Alert: Tamil Nadu Health Deptt Bans Cotton Candy Sales From Immunity Boost to Weight Loss: This Water Benefits Many Aspects Make These Diet Changes Today to Protect Yourself from Fatty Liver

News Track 18 Feb 2024 2:57 pm

Clash Over Hijab: Students Challenge Dress Code at Government School in Rajasthan's Jodhpur

Jaipur: A situation akin to the hijab controversy in Karnataka unfolded in Rajasthan on Saturday (17th February) as female students arrived at a government school in Jodhpur wearing hijabs instead of the designated dress code. The incident occurred at Government Higher Secondary School No. 2 in Pipar City, situated in the rural areas of Jodhpur district, Rajasthan. Despite instructions to adhere to the prescribed uniform, students, accompanied by their parents, expressed their resolve to continue wearing hijabs to school. A video capturing parents arguing with the school principal over the issue circulated widely online. School authorities reiterated the importance of following the specified school uniform. Additional personnel from Pipar police station were summoned to the scene, and other parents also arrived at the school. All students were reminded to comply with the mandated dress code. The controversy arose when more than ten Muslim female students arrived at the school wearing headscarves. A teacher intervened and informed them that hijabs were not part of the school uniform. Consequently, the girls were denied entry to the school premises due to the violation of the dress code. Tensions escalated as the female students brought their parents to the school, who engaged in arguments with the principal, affirming their intention to continue sending their daughters to school wearing hijabs regardless of the school's regulations. The parents accused the teacher of mistreating the girls, with one alleging that the teacher referred to the hijab-wearing student as 'Chambal Ki Daku'. However, the school principal maintained that the students were barred from entering the school due to dress code violations. Principal Ram Kishor Sankhala stated, We have instructed children to wear the government-prescribed school uniform. Some individuals from other communities came to the school and created a commotion. The situation was defused with the arrival of additional police personnel. Councillor Muzaffar Khalifa and the husband of the municipality vice-president staged a protest demanding clarification on the dress code guidelines. They warned of consequences for the teachers and filed a complaint with the police. The situation was eventually resolved with police intervention. Meanwhile, Muslim parents arrived at the school and engaged in discussions with the school administration, seeking clarification. They asserted that the students were only covering their heads and wearing face masks. Chief Block Education Officer Sumer Singh intervened, emphasizing the importance of students adhering to the prescribed dress code. Notably, Rajasthans Education Minister Madan Dilawar emphasized the government's stance on dress codes in schools, stating that uniforms prescribed by the state government must be followed. He reiterated that religious conversions would not be permitted in any government or private school in Rajasthan and would be strictly prohibited. Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust Clarifies Allegations Regarding Rahul Gandhi's Puja PM Modi to Inaugurate Devika River Rejuvenation Project, Marking a Milestone in Udhampur's Development Aam Aadmi Party's Response to PM Modi's Statement on Winning 370 Lok Sabha Seats

News Track 18 Feb 2024 2:11 pm

Alliance strong, no threat to coalition govt in Jharkhand: CM Champai Soren

Alliance strong, no threat to coalition govt in Jharkhand: CM Champai Soren The JMM-led alliance in Jharkhand is ''strong'' and there is no threat to the coalition government in the state, Chief Minister Champai Soren said on Sunday, amid reports of resentment brewing among a section of Congress legislators over the induction of four party MLAs as ministers. Soren, who is in the national capital, made the remarks before meeting Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge. After meeting Kharge, he told reporters that it was a courtesy meeting with the Congress president after taking charge as the chief minister. On a section of Congress MLAs being disgruntled over the recent cabinet formation, Soren said it was the internal matter of the Congress. Earlier in the morning, Soren said, ''There's no issue, our alliance is strong.'' On being asked about disgruntled Congress MLAs reaching Delhi, he had told reporters, ''This is an internal matter of the Congress, they will resolve it. I have nothing to say about that. There is no conflict between the JMM and Congress, and everything is absolutely fine.'' As many as 12 MLAs of the Congress have threatened to boycott the upcoming state assembly session from February 23 and head to Jaipur if the ministers are not replaced with new faces. The JMM-led alliance in the state has 47 MLAs (JMM-29, Congress-17 and one RJD) in the 81-member assembly. Unhappy with the Congress' decision to give ministerial berths to Alamgir Alam, Rameshwar Oraon, Banna Gupta and Badal Patralekh again, the disgruntled section of Congress legislators went into a huddle Saturday at a Ranchi hotel, where JMM's new minister Basant Soren, the youngest son of party supremo Shibu Soren, reached to persuade them to change their decision. ''There is no confusion...we are all united,'' Basant Soren said after meeting the MLAs.

devdiscourse 18 Feb 2024 2:05 pm

No threat to coalition govt in Jharkhand: CM Champai Soren

No threat to coalition govt in Jharkhand: CM Champai Soren The JMM-led alliance in Jharkhand is ''strong'' and there is no threat to the coalition government in the state, Chief Minister Champai Soren said on Sunday amid reports of resentment brewing among a section of Congress legislators over the induction of four party MLAs as ministers. Soren, who is in the national capital, will hold talks with Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge. State Congress president Rajesh Thakur has already reached Delhi ''There's no issue, our alliance is strong,'' Champai Soren told reporters here in response to media queries on the turmoil between the JMM and the Congress over portfolio distribution. On being asked about disgruntled Congress MLAs reaching Delhi, he said, ''This is an internal matter of the Congress party, they will resolve it. I have nothing to say about that. There is no conflict between JMM and Congress and everything is absolutely fine.'' As many as 12 MLAs of the grand-old party have threatened to boycott the upcoming state assembly session from February 23 and head to Jaipur if the ministers are not replaced with new faces. The JMM-led alliance in the state has 47 MLAs (JMM-29, Congress-17 and one RJD) in the 81-member assembly. Unhappy with Congress' decision to give ministerial berths to Alamgir Alam, Rameshwar Oraon, Banna Gupta and Badal Patralekh again, the disgruntled section of Congress legislators went into a huddle Saturday at a Ranchi hotel, where JMM's new minister Basant Soren, the youngest son of party supremo Shibu Soren, reached to persuade them to change their decision. ''There is no confusion...we are all united,'' Basant Soren said after meeting the MLAs.

devdiscourse 18 Feb 2024 1:11 pm

8 Jharkhand Congress MLAs Reach Delhi After Discontent Over Portfolio Allocation

As many as 12 MLAs of the grand-old party have threatened to boycott the upcoming assembly session from February 23 and head to Jaipur if the ministers are not replaced by new faces.

News18 18 Feb 2024 1:07 pm

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