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Congress promises Himachal Pradesh time-bound rollout of old pension plan

The Congress poll manifesto's promise in Himachal Pradesh to revive the old pension scheme - something that has already been set in motion by the Cabinets of the Congress-ruled and poll-bound Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh governments - is being viewed as a key contributor to the party's votes in Himachal Pradesh

The Economic Times 10 Dec 2022 1:09 am

BSF, Pak Rangers exchange fire along IB in Rajasthan

No casualties were reported on the Indian side even as the BSF has decided to lodge a protest with their Pakistani counterparts and have sought a flag meeting on Saturday.

Rediff 10 Dec 2022 12:49 am

Cooking Gas Cylinder Explodes In Rajasthan, Death Count Rises To 7

The death count in the cylinder explosion accident during a wedding function in Bhungra village in the Shergarh sub-division of Jodhpur shot up to 7 on Friday.

NDTV 10 Dec 2022 12:13 am

Caught on Cam: 17-yr-old Youth Shoots Self Dead After Girlfriend Marries Another Man in Rajasthan

The incident happened on Thursday night inside the premises of Mahatma Gandhi Hospital which was captured on CCTV cameras

News18 9 Dec 2022 11:37 pm

BSF, Pakistan Rangers exchange fire along international border in Rajasthan

The Border Security Force has called for a flag meeting with their Pakistan counterparts which is expected to be held on December 10

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 11:15 pm

India, Pak Soldiers Exchange Fire Along Border In Rajasthan, No Casualties

Some movement of locals along the Indian side is understood to have first drawn fire from the Pakistani side following which the BSF troops retaliated

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 10:20 pm

Rajasthan CM Gehlot attacks Modi govt for failing to double farmers' income

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not fulfilling the promise of doubling the income of the farmers, saying that the Centre should take evolutionary steps to that end. The Prime Minister talked about doubling the income of the farmers, but where is it happening? The Centre should take revolutionary steps. Talks should be held with states, Gehlot told reporters on Friday after chairing a pre-budget meeting with farmers. He said that the Centre and the states together should make such schemes and develop such a thinking that help farmers double their income. The CM said that we want the Centre and the Prime Minister to give the 'right to health' to everyone in the country. People should not be forced to spend money on treatment, which should be free for all, he said. Referring to the his government's flagship schemes Chiranjeevi Health Scheme, Old Pension Scheme he said that there are some work that the state and the Centr

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 8:54 pm

Sharmila Tagore celebrates her 78th birthday with family in Jaisalmer

Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore recently celebrated her 78th birthday in Jaisalmer with family. Sharmila flew along with Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saba Khan and Soha Ali Khan to Rajasthan to celebrate her birthday. Several pictures from the actress's birthday have surfaced on social media. Kareena took to her Instagram handle to share a pretty picture with her mother in law and wished her a 'Happy Birthday' while Saba and Soha took to their profiles to drop happy celebration pictures. In another set of pictures, Sharmila Tagore can be seen cutting the cake and having a gala time with her entire family. Soha also shared a lovely picture with her mother and penned a heartfelt birthday wish. For more news and updates stay tuned to ETimes.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:26 pm

Gafur Khans folk song Kesariya Banna Doodhali out

New Delhi, Dec 9 Celebrated singer Gafur Khans Rajasthani folk song Kesariya Banna Doodhali, presented by T-Series has been released. This folk song is written and composed by Folk Traditional, music by Mahesh Vyas, performed by Gafur Khan and Manganiyar Kids. The music video is directed by Rishi Singh Sisodiya and features Dr Seema Rathore []

Kashmir Media Watch 9 Dec 2022 7:40 pm

Rajasthan making provisions for farmers' welfare through budget: CM Gehlot

The Rajasthan government is trying its best to make necessary provisions for the prosperity of farmers and animal rearers through the state's first-ever agriculture budget, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Friday. The state government has taken a historic decision of bringing a separate agriculture budget which will be presented every year to give maximum benefits to the farmers, he said. While addressing a pre-budget dialogue with farmers, cattle rearers, office bearers of dairy unions and representatives of tribal areas at the Chief Minister's Office, Gehlot said that suggestions of common people are important for a democratic government. He said the state government will try its best to incorporate all the useful suggestions in the agriculture budget. The chief minister said that agriculture, animal husbandry and allied sectors are the pillars of the state's GDP and economy. Almost two-thirds of the state's population, despite the adverse geographical conditions and lack of

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 7:26 pm

Over 155k cattle deaths so far this year due to lumpy skin disease: Govt

Over 1.55 lakh cattle have died in the country this year so far due to lumpy skin disease (LSD), the government informed the Rajya Sabha. LSD is a contagious viral disease that affects cattle and causes fever and nodules on the skin. It can also lead to death. As per the latest 20th Livestock census, the cattle population in the country is approximately 19.34 crores, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. Cattle deaths due to lumpy skin disease in the country during the year 2022 stands at 1,55,366. As per the data, Rajasthan saw the most cattle deaths at 75,819, followed by Maharashtra (24,430), Punjab (17,932), Karnataka (12,244), Himachal Pradesh (10,681), Gujarat (6,193), Haryana (2,937) and Jammu & Kashmir (2,698). Lumpy Skin Disease was reported initially from Odisha in September, 2019, he added. As gathered from the states/UTs, the number of cases and vaccinations done during 2022 stood at ...

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 7:17 pm

Venice of the East : Udaipur

Udaipur is a city located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is known for its stunning lakes, beautiful palaces, and rich culture and history. The city is situated in the southwestern part of the state, and is often referred to as the Venice of the East due to its numerous lakes and waterways. The

Udaipur Kiran 9 Dec 2022 7:16 pm

Uniform Civil Code Bill Presented In Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: BJP MP from Rajasthan Kirodi Lal Meena introduced The Uniform Civil Code in India Bill, 2020 in the Rajya Sabha as a Private Member Bill amid uproar by the Opposition members. The Code seeks to do away with religion based personal laws. Three motions were placed to oppose the Bill, stating that it [] The post Uniform Civil Code Bill Presented In Rajya Sabha appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 9 Dec 2022 6:56 pm

Have Been Working On My Power-Hitting, Says Washington Sundar

Known to rely more on timing and placement, Washington has also played a few blinders, the most recent coming in the tour of New Zealand. And who can forget his 14-ball 40 against Rajasthan Royals in...

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 6:44 pm

On Camera, Teen Shoots Self After Girlfriend Marries Someone Else, Dies

A 17-year-old boy allegedly shot himself dead in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district after his girlfriend got married to another man, police said Friday.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 6:36 pm

Sonia May Join Bharat Jodo Yatra Monday As Part Of Mahila Shakti Padyatra

New Delhi: Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi is likely to join the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan on Monday when women will walk as part of the Mahila Shakti Padyatra of the party, senior leader Jairam Ramesh said on Friday. Sonia Gandhi is in Rajasthan on her 76th birthday and is spending time with her [] The post Sonia May Join Bharat Jodo Yatra Monday As Part Of Mahila Shakti Padyatra appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 9 Dec 2022 6:32 pm

Himachal election results: Promise of restoring old pension system helped Congress to win, says Ashok Gehlot

Himachal election results: Congress party is enjoying its victory in the Himachal Pradesh elections 2022. Giving a remark onit, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the promise of restoring the old pension system played...

India TV 9 Dec 2022 6:16 pm

5 Dead In Rajasthan Cylinder Explosion At Groom's Just Before Baraat Left

Fivepeople were killed and around 50 injured after a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a house in Rajasthan's Jodhpur where guests had gathered for a wedding, police said today.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 5:46 pm

Gujarat Titans Conduct Player Trials At The Narendra Modi Stadium In Ahmedabad

In the lead-up to the IPL player auction to be held in Kochi on December 23, IPL 2022 champions Gujarat Titans held player trials at their home ground, the Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad. The player trials were conducted across two days on December 8 and 9 and featured some promising cricketers from India's domestic cricket circuit. Overall, 52 players appeared at the trials. Winning the Tata IPL at our home ground was a memorable feeling. We are now gearing up for the next season and really looking forward to it, said head coach and former India left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra. As per an official release by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), a total of 991 players (714 Indian and 277 overseas players) have signed up to be part of the IPL 2023 Player Auction. The players' list includes 185 capped, 786 uncapped and 20 players from Associate Nations. It is always great to come back to our home -- the Narendra Modi Stadium. As we get ready for the Tata IPL Auction, the player trials have given us the perfect opportunity to have a look at some promising players, said Vikram Solanki, Gujarat Titans' Director of Cricket, and former England cricketer. Ahead of the auction, Gujarat had traded New Zealand's right-arm fast bowler Lockie Ferguson and Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). In the IPL 2022 final which was played at their home ground, a determined Gujarat, led by all-rounder Hardik Pandya, made their maiden IPL season an unforgettable one by lifting the title at their home ground in a seven-wicket win over Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals. By finishing off a chase of 131 with 11 balls remaining and defeating Rajasthan for the third time in IPL 2022 after losing the toss, Gujarat capped off a season where they exceeded everyone's pre-tournament expectations to become champions in their debut season of the competition. In the IPL 2022 final which was played at their home ground, a determined Gujarat, led by all-rounder Hardik Pandya, made their maiden IPL season an unforgettable one by lifting the title at their home ground in a seven-wicket win over Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals. Also Read: Roston Chase Picks Up His All-Time XI, Includes 3 Indians This story has not been edited by Cricketnmore staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed

CNMSports 9 Dec 2022 5:22 pm

Strict Action Against Criminals from Other States Committing Crimes in Rajasthan, Says CM Gehlot

According to the National Crime Records Bureau report published earlier this year, Rajasthan reported the highest number of rape cases in the country in 2021 with an increase of more than 19 per cent from 2020

News18 9 Dec 2022 5:11 pm

Jodhpur Cylinder Blast: Efforts are underway to save lives, says CM Gehlot

Speaking on Jodhpur cylinder blast incident on December 09, Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot said that there have been deaths, some sustained burn injuries too and efforts are underway to save the lives. He said, Some children have sustained burn injuries. There have been deaths. Our efforts are underway to save the lives of as many people as we can.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 4:51 pm

See Pics: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi Spotted Enjoying Ranthambore Jeep Safari

Sonia Gandhi is on a four-day visit to Rajasthan to celebrate her 76th birthday on Friday with her children Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 4:50 pm

Travel: Make a plan to visit these unexplored places of Rajasthan in a low budget

Rajasthan is a popular tourist destination for all people. You have been to Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur many times but your desire to see Rajasthan is still intact. Yes, here we are going to tell you about the unexplored places of the favorite destination. One of the largest salt lakes of India, Nagaur is a lovely hidden gem for all. The Sambhar Lake here is an experience in itself, but there are many other places to visit in this small town. You must visit the Nagaur Fort and the Dargah of Saint Hameeduddin Chishti Farooqui here. This place is best for bird lovers. This village is situated on the way from Bikaner to Jaisalmer. It has become an ideal place for bird watching and photography. Osian is known for Hindu and Jain temples. It is a historical city, which was prominent on the Silk Route. The ruins of Osian old temple complexes can be explored. Apart from this, you can also visit Osian Mata Temple.

Kalam Times 9 Dec 2022 4:32 pm

Five charred to death in Rajasthan cylinder blast

At least five people have been charred to death and more than 50 sustained burn injuries in a fire triggered by a gas cylinder blast in the state of Rajasthan, police said on Fridayw The post Five charred to death in Rajasthan cylinder blast appeared first on .

Voice Of Sikkim 9 Dec 2022 4:00 pm

Wheat sowing up 25% so far this rabi season at 25.576 million hectares

Wheat acreage has increased by 25 per cent so far in the onging rabi season at 255.76 lakh hectares mainly on higher sowing area in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the government data showed. The area under coverage for wheat, which is the major crop in rabi (winter-sown) season, stood at 203.91 lakh hectares in the same period last year. Sowing of rabi crops starts from October. Higher area has been reported from Uttar Pradesh (20.09 lakh hectares), Madhya Pradesh (13.48 lakh hectares), Rajasthan (5.32 lakh hectares), Gujarat (2.61 lakh hectares), Maharashtra (2.43 lakh hectares), Bihar (2.24 lakh hectares), Punjab (1.32 lakh hectares) and Haryana (1.28 lakh hectares). Increase in wheat sowing area augurs well for the country as the domestic production had fallen to 106.84 million tonnes in the 2021-22 crop year (July-June) from 106.84 million tonnes in the previous year. In May this year, the government banned exports of wheat to boost domestic supplies and control prices. Whe

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 3:59 pm

Gehlot welcomes SC's observation on National Food Security Act

He said the Rajasthan government has been demanding that the Centre expand the scope of the NFSA on the basis of the current population.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 3:57 pm

Champion Infratech Signs an Exclusive Agreement with Crystal Lagoons in India

Business Wire India Champion Infratech, a Bengaluru-based real estate player and a division of Champions Group, cares about environmentally responsible building practices and developing quality lifestyles for valued customers. The company announced the signing of an exclusivity agreement withCrystal Lagoonsin India to develop freshwater lagoons for public and private use throughout the country. As stated by Subhakar Rao Surapaneni, Chairman and Chief Coach of ChampionInfratech and Champions Group, Champion Infratech has always distinguished itself by its innovative and client-centric approach. It is our goal to bring 100 lagoons to India within the next 20 years (excluding Gujarat and Rajasthan) through various collaborations. Through this exclusive agreement, we are able to ensure the quality and rollout of private and public lagoon developments across the country, further cementing our partnershipwith Crystal Lagoons. Our team is excited about the potential that Crystal Lagoons technology offers to create beach life in every city. This will revolutionize the concept of lifestyle amenities for residential and commercial properties. Through this partnership, Champion Infratech intends to establish a diversified real estate portfolio. This portfolio will include projects designed for Indians who aspire to live surrounded by natural, iconic, and sustainable amenities. With these projects, inhabitants of coastal and inland cities including New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Goa, Chennai, and many more will have the opportunity to experience a tropical paradise on their doorstep. These projects will leverage the sustainable aspect of Crystal Lagoons technology. It works with any type of water and uses four times less water than a golf course. It also consumes only half that of a park of the same size. A significant number of projects will include space for hotels, amusement parks and multi-family areas, stores, restaurants, recreational and entertainment activities, wedding arenas, water sports, and commercial and leisure infrastructure around the crystalline waters. These idyllic beaches with lagoons of crystalline water will transform the real estate landscape into breathtaking destinations that can be enjoyed all year round. Lagoons can be constructed in any type of environment, including inland areas, urban areas, coastal areas, and second-row coastal properties of any shape and size. As a result, developers and landowners collaborating on this project can benefit from the transformation of their otherwise unviable projects into feasible ones with increased property values. With this technology, more than 1000 lagoon projects have been built in 50 countries around the globe and it has become a worldwide phenomenon. In addition, Champion Infratech sees potential demand for lagoons in various Indian cities with the rise in the aspirations of Indian citizens. Added to this Crystal Lagoons technology is sustainable and safe for the environment. It allows limited resources such as energy and water to be used. This is a substantial benefit for a country like India. Indian developers and landowners are already in talks with the company about bringing large man-made lagoons to cities and a few are in advanced stages, and an announcement will be made by early next year. Company Website: https://www.championinfratech.com/champion-lagoons/

BusinessWire India 9 Dec 2022 3:55 pm

Ashok Gehlot Welcomes Supreme Court's View On National Food Security Act

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's recent observation that it is the central government's duty to ensure that foodgrains reach the last man under the National...

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 3:43 pm

Ashok Gehlot Welcomes Supreme Court's View On National Food Security Act

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's recent observation that it is the central government's duty to ensure that foodgrains reach the last man under the National...

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 3:43 pm

Misbehavior with Gehlot minister during Rahul's visit, who once said- High command is nothing...

Jaipur: In September this year, when there was a political uproar in Rajasthan, Shanti Dhariwal, a minister considered very special to CM Ashok Gehlot, came out openly against the decision of the party's high command. On September 25, Shanti Dhariwal in Jaipur went against the high command's one-line agenda and did not allow it to pass. . pic.twitter.com/tm1WKyeQp3 Acharya Pramod (@AcharyaPramodk) December 8, 2022 Not only this, but Dhariwal had also called former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot a traitor. The party had also issued a notice against him, but no action was taken. Now Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra has reached Rajasthan, but the pictures of Shanti Dhariwal coming out of this yatra seem to be questioning his political future. Two pictures of Congress Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' are going viral on social media. In the first picture, CMGehlot's group minister Shanti Dhariwal himself is seen, while in the second picture, Shanti Dhariwal's son Amit Dhariwal is also seen. In both pictures, Rahul's security personnel are seen pushing Shanti Dhariwal and his son Amit Dhariwal. Looking at these two pictures, it seems that Gehlot's minister is not getting any attention in this yatra, while Shanti Dhariwal is considered to be the biggest leader of the Kota Congress. Shanti Dhariwal was also given the responsibility of leading Rahul's visit to Kota, but the demeanor meted out to him during the yatra is in the headlines on social media. 'Shivpal was asking for BJP ticket, when he did not get..,' BJP MP's big statement Shraddha's father met Fadnavis, said this big thing RJD leader demands Nitish Kumar's resignation, asked to make this leader CM

News Track 9 Dec 2022 3:15 pm

Wheat sowing up 25 pc so far this rabi season

Wheat acreage has increased by 25 per cent so far in the ongoing rabi season at 255.76 lakh hectares mainly on higher sowing area in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the government data showed. The area under coverage for wheat, which is the major crop in rabi (winter-sown) season, stood at 203.91 lakh hectares in the same period last year. Sowing of rabi crops starts from October. Higher area has been reported from Uttar Pradesh (20.09 lakh hectares), Madhya Pradesh (13.48 lakh hectares), Rajasthan (5.32 lakh hectares), Gujarat (2.61 lakh hectares), Maharashtra (2.43 lakh hectares), Bihar (2.24 lakh hectares), Punjab (1.32 lakh hectares) and Haryana (1.28 lakh hectares). Increase in wheat sowing area augurs well for the country as the domestic production had fallen to 106.84 million tonnes in the 2021-22 crop year (July-June) from 106.84 million tonnes in the previous year. In May this year, the government banned exports of wheat to boost domestic supplies and control prices. Wheat procurement by state-owned FCI fell to 187.92 lakh tonnes in 2022-23 marketing year from 434.44 lakh tonnes due to fall in domestic output and aggressive purchase by private parties. According to data as on December 9, paddy acreage has increased to 11.86 lakh hectares so far from 10.42 lakh hectares. Pulses have been sown in 127.07 lakh hectares so far as against 123.77 lakh hectare, with area under gram rising to 89.42 lakh hectares from 87.28 lakh hectares. Area under coverage for coarse cereals has risen to 36.39 lakh hectares from 32.05 lakh hectares. In non-foodgrain category, area under coverage for oilseeds has increased to 95.19 lakh hectares from 87.65 lakh hectares. Mustard, the main oilseeds crop in rabi season, rose to 87.95 lakh hectares from 80.78 lakh hectares. India imports about 60 per cent of its edible oils requirement. Therefore, the increase in the mustard seeds acreage will boost domestic output of mustard oil. Total sowing area under rabi crops has increased to 526.27 lakh hectares so far from 457.80 lakh hectares in the corresponding period of the last year.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 2:51 pm

Photo From Mathura Ashram Peddled As Bharat Jodo Yatra In Rajasthan

BOOM spoke to Baburam Yadav, General Secretary of the Jai Gurudev Ashram, who confirmed that the photo is from Mathura.

Boomlive 9 Dec 2022 2:47 pm

RJD leader demands Nitish Kumar's resignation, asked to make this leader CM

Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party has won the by-election in Bihar's Kudhani assembly seat. In this election, Bharatiya Janata Party's Kedar Gupta defeated Janata Dal United's candidate Manoj Kushwaha fighting on behalf of Grand Alliance. Lalu Yadav's party Rashtriya Janata Dal has blamed Nitish Kumar for the defeat in the Kudni by-election. Even the former MLA of the party demanded Nitish Kumar to resign from the post of Chief Minister and hand over the post to Tejashwi Yadav. Former MLA of Rashtriya Janata Dal from Kudhani, Anil Sahni said that this defeat is not of the Grand Alliance. This defeat is of Nitish Kumar. We lost this election because of the stubbornness of Nitish Kumar. He did not even go to campaign in Gopaganj and Mokama. He said that the way Tejashwi Yadav sacrificed the party symbol in the by-election. Similarly, Nitish Kumar should also resign from the post of Chief Minister and Tejashwi Yadav should be made the Chief Minister to strengthen the Grand Alliance. Voting was held for the Kudhani by-election in Bihar on 5 December. BJP's Kedar Prasad Gupta has won from here in the results that came on Thursday. BJP has defeated Janata Dal-United by around 3,645 votes. Here BJP got 76,653 votes and Janata Dal-United got 73,008 votes. Before the Lok Sabha elections, the Kudhani assembly by-election was being considered a semi-final in the politics of Bihar. These by-elections were held after the disqualification of the Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA from the Kudhani assembly seat, Anil Sahni by the MP-MLA court. On this seat, instead of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal-United fielded its candidate. Rashtriya Janata Dal's Kedar Gupta was in the fray in the 2020 elections, who lost by just 712 votes. 'India will not be an ally of the US, but a superpower itself,' said a White House official How did Sonia Gandhi become Cong president after removing Sitaram Kesri? MPs kept waiting for the meeting, Sonia left for Rajasthan to celebrate birthday

News Track 9 Dec 2022 2:39 pm

Vicky-Katrina did a photo shoot before marriage, see some special photos here

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today In the year 2021, both took seven rounds in royal style in Rajasthan. Katrina and Vicky's first meeting took place at Zoya Akhtar's house. This was disclosed by Vicky himself in Koffee with Karan. After this meeting, the process of meeting the two started slowly. After dating each other for a long time, both decided to get married.

Kalam Times 9 Dec 2022 2:39 pm

Pernod Ricard India Leads an Industry-First Initiative #OneForOurPlanet; Removes Permanent Mono-Cartons from Its Packaging

Business Wire India Seen in this photo L-R: Pernod Ricard India's Ranjeet Oak, Chief Commercial Officer, Kartik Mohindra, Chief Marketing Officer, Yashika Singh, Vice President- Corporate Affairs and Gagandeep Sethi, Vice President Manufacturing unveil industry-first initiative #OneForOurPlanet Pernod Ricard India (PRI), a global leader in the wine and spirits industry, launches an industry first initiative - #OneForOurPlanet, as it continues its journey towards the removal of permanent mono-cartons from its packaging. With this landmark sustainability initiative, the company is removing 100% permanent mono-cartons from its packaging by June 2023, in a phased manner. #OneForOurPlanet reiterates the companys commitment to reduce the environmental impact of packaging across each step of its value chain, from grain to glass. It also aims to nudge todays purpose-driven consumers to make eco-conscious purchase decisions. Advancing towards a greener tomorrow, with this initiative, Pernod Ricard India strives to generate a holistic impact by reducing carbon emissions every year by 7310 Tonnes, saving 2.5 lakh trees, and reducing waste-to-land fill by 18745 tons. With this initiative, the company aims to reduce cumulative packaging emissions by over 75,000 Tonnes by 2030. Talking about the initiative, Ranjeet Oak, Chief Commercial Officer, Pernod Ricard India, said , At Pernod Ricard India, we are driven to make a difference to the planet. Expanding our sustainability agenda to create greater impact, this initiative is directed at reducing our carbon footprint across each step of the value chain from grain to glass. This initiative also brings to light changing consumer sentiments around eco-conscious purchase patterns to drive adoption of the initiative across markets. We envision this initiative to become a larger movement and our stakeholders to turn into advocates by practicing and propagating eco-conscious consumption. We are happy to see some of our industry peers already joining the crusade. Further, Kartik Mohindra, Chief Marketing Officer, Pernod Ricard India, added The world has entered a new era of sustainability and we are catering to consumers who are becoming increasingly eco-conscious. They are seeking brands and products that bolster a sustainable impact on the environment and planet at large. As a responsible corporate citizen present in India for over 25 years, sustainability is key to Pernod Ricard Indias operations and our new campaign #OneForOurPlanet is a testament to our commitment. Through this campaign, we aim to inspire consumers to not only make eco-conscious purchase decisions but also champion this cause and help us evangelize this into a larger movement. We are humbly proud of this initiative and also urge our industry peers and partners to unbox their spirits and join this initiative thats another one for our planet. To ensure adoption of this major environment and industry-first initiative, Pernod Ricard India is steering a conscious consumption movement by sensitizing and educating its customers and consumers. The company will also continue to team with local communities, NGOs, industry peers and customers to pave way for a truly circular economy. For the seamless transition through this journey, the company has also introduced recycled and recyclable neck tags, in several states, that redirect consumers to a micro-site solely created around the initiative #OneForOurPlanet. Leading change in the industry, #OneForOurPlanet is a significant step in achieving the companys commitment towards zero-waste-to-landfill contribution. This milestone initiative is in line with the companys ambitious sustainable packaging strategy, which supports a circular economy and aims to protect and nurture the environment. With a commitment to minimizing waste at every step, the company aims to produce and distribute its products in ways that optimize and help preserve natural resources, reduce carbon footprint, and create water positivity. 100% of its packaging will be recyclable, compostable, or reusable by 2025. The company is investing in technology to maximize the reuse of glass bottles while ensuring quality, with an ambition of using 40% recycled- glass content by 2025. With such programmes, Pernod Ricard India aims to reduce its overall carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. The company has also engaged in water stewardship initiatives through a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recharge approach. #OneForOurPlanet is aligned to Pernod Ricards Global 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap -- Good Times from a Good Place. The four pillars of its roadmap, which include Nurturing Terroir, Valuing People, Circular Making, and Responsible Hosting, address all aspects of its business with clear objectives in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). About Pernod Ricard India Pernod Ricard India Private Limited (PRI) is a fully owned subsidiary of Pernod Ricard South Asia and a fast-growing multinational alcohol-beverage company delivering quality products to its consumers across the country. Impressive Brand Portfolio Home to renowned brands in each category, Pernod Ricard India holds one of the most dynamic and premium portfolios in the industry, led by Seagrams whiskies that include Royal Stag, Royal Stag Barrel Select, Blenders Pride, Blenders Pride Reserve Collection, Imperial Blue, 100 Pipers and a wide range of international premium brands such as Chivas Regal, Ballantines, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute and Jameson Irish whiskey. Some of the eminent brands in the white spirits category include ABSOLUT vodka, Jacobs Creek and Campo Viejo wines, Martell cognac, Beefeater and Monkey 47 gin, Kahla, and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier-Jout champagne. Global yet Committed to Make in India India continues to be a priority market and central to Pernod Ricards operations globally. Being one of the fastest growing business for Pernod Ricard globally, the Groups commitment to the Make in India initiative is reflected in its sales portfolio within India, which comprises over 97% of domestically produced brands. With six overseas manufacturing locations including Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Nigeria, and Cameroon, and a global footprint in 50+ countries, Seagrams whiskies are being exported to 33 countries across the world. With over 25 years of rich legacy and operations in India, the company operates through its two distilleries in Nashik (Maharashtra) and Behror (Rajasthan) apart from 30 bottling sites across the country. The company also has a state-of-the-art distillery and winery at Nashik (Maharashtra), one-of-its-kind integrated risk management and zero pollution facility. The two units Nashik and Rocky, have also become the first winery and the first Alco-Bev units, respectively, to receive the FSSC 22000 certification. Responsible and Growing For Good Pernod Ricard India is recognized as an industry leader with accolades including Best Places to Work 2021 by BW People, Stevie 2021 Gold for Great Employers and The Economic Times Best Places to Work for Women 2021. The company has also been certified as 'The Great Place to Work 2021' by the Great Place to Work Institute. With a strong focus on Diversity & Inclusion, Pernod Ricard India has over 50% representation of women on the shop floor in their manufacturing sites in the South and East Zone. Pernod Ricard India also believes in Creating Shared Value for the business and local communities in a way that drives transformational growth and development for the country. Pernod Ricard India Foundation (PRIF), a Section 8 Company incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 (Act), is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PRI, instituted to fulfil its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility near its operations and beyond.

BusinessWire India 9 Dec 2022 2:30 pm

Cong leaders greet Sonia on birthday, Kharge hails her 'indomitable spirit'

Several Congress leaders greeted former party chief Sonia Gandhi on her birthday on Friday, with AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge saying her indomitable spirit in the wake of adversity has inspired millions. The former Congress president is in Rajasthan on her 76th birthday and is spending time with her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Rahul Gandhi is leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra that is currently passing through Rajasthan.Today is a pre-declared holiday for the Yatra. In a tweet, Kharge said, Extending my warm birthday greetings to CPP Chairperson, Smt. Sonia Gandhi ji. Her grace, dedication, indomitable spirit and dignity in the wake of adversity has inspired millions. I wish her a long and healthy life. The Congress, from its official Twitter handle, said, Warm birthday wishes to Smt Sonia Gandhi who epitomizes sacrifice, courage & dedication.Her sense of duty and grace is an inspiration. Several top Congress leaders including party general secretary ...

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 2:13 pm

Photos From Religious Gathering in Mathura Viral as Bharat Jodo Yatra in Raj

These images are from a religious gathering in Uttar and not Rajasthan, as claimed.

The Quint 9 Dec 2022 2:09 pm

Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal Cuddle, Can't Stop Adoring Each Other As They Celebrate 'One Happy Year'

Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal tied the knot on December 9 last year at Chauth ka Barwara town of Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan.

News18 9 Dec 2022 1:49 pm

Rajasthan Weather Update: Sikar's Fatehpur Coldest at 5.5 Degrees Celsius

Among other places, Churu recorded a minimum temperature of 5.6 degrees on Thursday night, Karauli 6.1 degrees, Bhilwara 6.4 degrees, and Chittorgarh 6.7 degrees

News18 9 Dec 2022 1:44 pm

Modi may be a juggernaut but poll results have shown he is not invincible

The BJP may have won two of the six assembly seats spread across UP, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Odisha, but humiliation in Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat of UP as well as in Khatauli assembly seat showed the party is not invinsible.

India Today 9 Dec 2022 1:41 pm

Vicky Kaushal, Katrina Kaif Post Loved-Up Pics On First Anniversary

Vicky Kaushal And Katrina Kaif got married in an intimate but lavish ceremony in Rajasthan on December 9 last year.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 1:20 pm

How did Sonia Gandhi become Cong president after removing Sitaram Kesri?

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi is celebrating her 69th birthday today. At present, even though Mallikarjun Kharge is Congress's national president today, it cannot be denied that Kharge could have sat on the chair by defeating Shashi Tharoor in the elections without Sonia Gandhi's consent. However, this is not the first time that Sonia Gandhi has worked behind the scenes to keep the reins of the party in her hands. Former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao and former Congress President Sitaram Kesri have also been victims of this. Sonia Gandhi was so angry with Narasimha Rao that the former PrimeMinister of the country was not even given a place in Delhi for his funeral. Even after being a veteran Congressman, Sonia Gandhi did not allow his body to enter the Congress headquarters. Later, seeing Sitaram Kesari's stature increasing, Sonia Gandhi also expelled him from the party. Sitaram Kesri's departure was worse than Narasimha Rao's. Veteran Gandhian and freedom fighter Sitaram Kesri was actually thrown on the road by Sonia Gandhi loyalists after the 12th Lok Sabha (1998) election. In this election, Sonia Gandhi held more than 130 rallies. But, even after this, the Congress was reduced to 142 seats. Even the Congress lost its traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. A pro-Sonia faction of the Congress blamed Kesari for the defeat. However, Kesari did not hold a single rally in this election. However, it was argued that the Congress did not benefit from Sonia Gandhi's charisma due to Kesari's weak leadership. In fact, the political ground was being prepared by leaders loyal to Congress to increase Sonia Gandhi's stature. Sonia Gandhi loyalists alleged that Kesari failed to hold talks with south Indian leaders as he did not know English. Even Kesari, a freedom fighter, was labeled anti-Savarna. Kesari belonged to the OBC caste. He was accused of conspiring with socialists like Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad Yadav. Sitaram Kesari resigned from the post of President on March 9, 1998. However, shortly after this, he immediately took a U-turn and withdrew his resignation. Kesari had decided to step down from the post in the open session of the AICC and on the day of his choice. However, on March 14, 1998, a meeting of the Congress Working Committee was held at 24, Akbar Road. Kesari also attended this meeting. But Kesari was unaware that he had already been stabbed in the back. Sonia Gandhi's supporters had earlier decided to present two proposals at a meeting at Pranab Mukherjee's residence. The first proposal was to remove Sitaram Kesri and the second was to make Sonia Gandhi sit on the chair of national president. Sitaram Kesari also got to know the truth in a short time. At the meeting, only Tariq Anwar stood up to greet him. Pranab Mukherjee thanked Kesari for his service to the party, in a way, this thank you was a sign of Kesari's journey to end soon. After this, Kesari got up from the meeting and left. Tariq Anwar walked back and forth to his room. A group of leaders led by Manmohan Singh went to convince him, but Kesari flatly refused to come back. Political pundits also say that after this Kesari imprisoned himself in a room. After this, the room was opened and Kesari was forced to sign the resignation paper. After this, Sonia Gandhi reached the Congress headquarters. While Sitaram Kesari was going to sit in his car at that timeyouth Congress workers also tried to pull his dhoti. By the time Kesari came out of 24 Akbar Road, the nameplate bearing his name had also been torn and thrown into the dustbin and a new printout had been put up at the spot that read: 'Congress President Sonia Gandhi'. MPs kept waiting for the meeting, Sonia left for Rajasthan to celebrate birthday UNSC hails signing of political framework deal in Sudan Pratibha Singh openly expresses her right to CM chair of Himachal, Congress in trouble

News Track 9 Dec 2022 12:52 pm

2 Thars & a V-Cross go on a 1500 km road trip to the dunes of Rajasthan

BHPian abhikb recently shared this with other enthusiasts.1500 km road trip with 2 Thars and 1 IsuzuDid a 1500 Kms road trip to the dunes of Rajasthan over the weekend, started on a Friday night post completion of work, had a company of a Thar 2020 and an Isuzu V cross. This being the first overnight road trip for our little one, had to take care of our sleeping arrangements on priority. We put the bags in the floor space at the rear, then placed a pair of pillows at a couple of places to support and on top of that a mattress, bedsheet and a pillow to complete the sleeping arrangement. We started from Ahmedabad around 10pm and drove through the night to reach our destination. Ayona slept peacefully through the journey and was rather fascinated with the arrangement made for her. While going got a decent mileage of 14 kmpl with consistent speeds of around 100 kmph, on the dunes had a hard time initially but later on, understood that momentum is the key. Most of the obstacles were accomplished in 4H, 2nd or 3rd gear, where stuck use 4L. Although it's better to use 3rd gear as much as possible since the 2nd gear is too weak to hold on. During the return journey, we took the Sam-Munabao route, followed by the Bharatmala road from Gadra till Bakhasar. This route is absolutely a driver's delight as the Bharat mala road is freshly laid and there's rarely any traffic on this route, you can easily cruise at 90+ kmph speeds all day long without any hurdles. For those who wish to explore the uncharted route and take sight of unexplored surroundings, this route is best. Although this was our second time on this route and the first one in a 4X4, couldn't have expected more out of this trip. Next up, from Bakhasar one route would take us through Nadabet but the same needed permission to move, however, the GPS showed one more route through Mavsari. We enquired with the locals who confirmed that we can take this route provided we drive 4X4s. It was around 10pm, when we entered this route and started driving on the GMaps route. The road then ended abruptly due to an incomplete bridge over the Luni river, it was pitch dark around and the safest bet would have been to go back and take a 100 Kms detour. Anyhow using flashlights we could spot a trail with tyre tracks over the river bed, listening to our instincts we drove down the river bed following the tyre tracks. It was pitch dark and only the area being covered by the headlights was visible, we kept following the tyre tracks and were out of the river bed in the next 45 minutes. The best part was the night sky which gave a perfect star gazing experience, staying the in the urban cities we rarely get to experience such a beautiful sight. From Mavsari we drive towards Tharad, had dinner and reached home around 3 am in the night. It was a long day but each and every moment was worth spending. Ayona (our little one) slept like a small bunny at the rear bed arrangement made for her. For reference the route on the return leg was: Sam-Khuri-Munabao-Gadra Road-Bakhasar-Mavsari-Tharad-Ahmedabad Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 9 Dec 2022 12:25 pm

Amit Lodha & 'Khakee: The Bihar Chapter': Who's This IPS Officer, Why Has He Been Booked for Corruption

Before serving in Bihar, Amit Lodha was in Rajasthan, where he became popular among local residents as he used to tell them to call him directly on his landline number

News18 9 Dec 2022 12:18 pm

MPs kept waiting for the meeting, Sonia left for Rajasthan to celebrate birthday

New Delhi: Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi has reached Rajasthan to celebrate her birthday. From Jaipur, Sonia Gandhi reached Sawai Madhopur, where she will stay at Shergarh resort in Ranthambore. Herdaughter and Congress national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has also reached Ranthambore by road. At the same time, Rahul Gandhi will also take a rest from the Bharat Jodo Yatra and join Sonia Gandhi at her birthday party for a day. Meanwhile, Congress MPs in the Lok Sabha were hoping that Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi would lead a meeting of party MPs in Parliament on Friday and a message was also sent to some MPs that she could attend the meeting, but at the last moment this changed and Sonia Gandhi left to celebrate her birthday. The winter session of Parliament is currently underway. During this time, Congress has planned to corner the government on many issues during the session. Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi is also the head of the Congress Parliamentary Party in the Lok Sabha. She was scheduled to attend a meeting of party MPs ahead of the session on Friday but is now in Rajasthan to celebrate herbirthday. UNSC hails signing of political framework deal in Sudan Pratibha Singh openly expresses her right to CM chair of Himachal, Congress in trouble BJP loses Himachal by just 38k votes, Congress wins Bhoranj by just 60 votes

News Track 9 Dec 2022 12:16 pm

Happy Anniversary Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal: Check Out Couples Romantic Pics

New Delhi: Famous Bollywood couple Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today. Katrina and Vicky tied the knot in a traditional ceremony held in Rajasthan, on December 9, 2021. On this special day, we bring you some of their most romantic pictures. Take A Look: The post Happy Anniversary Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal: Check Out Couples Romantic Pics appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 9 Dec 2022 10:58 am

5 dead in cylinder blast during wedding event in Rajasthan's Jodhpur

dead in cylinder blast during wedding event in Rajasthans Jodhpur

India Today 9 Dec 2022 10:47 am

Jab Vicky met Kat, Katrina Kaif, and Vicky Kaushal's dreamy love story

One of the most loved couples in the Bollywood Industry Katrina Kaif andVicky Kaushal are celebrating their first wedding anniversary on Today. Katrina Kaif is very popular actress in Bollywood and Vicky just stared his career. Although his performance won the hearts of fans. Even Vicky never thought that he would get married to Katrina Kaif. Have a look on their wedding anniversary. It all started when Katrina Kaif firstly appeared on Koffee With Karan, she mentioned Vicky for the first time. When asked about who she would look nice on screen with, she said that an actor she thinks she might look good on screen with would be Vicky Kaushal. After this when Vicky marked his presence on the show and Karan revealed all the cute things to say about him. He said, really, and fell cutely on the couch. Then the duo spotted together various times. When Vicky and Katrina were together on stage for an award function. Karan Johar nudged Katrina and said, Why don't you find a nice boy like Vicky Kaushal and get married to him? Vicky further said, The season of weddings is on, so I thought you too would want to do the same, and so I thought I ought to ask you. Katrina looked a bit surprised, and she said, Kya. Vicky added, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi? and the same song started playing in the background. Katrina was quick to reply and said, Himmat Nahi Hai. Social media is flooded with their affair although they never confirmed and then comes their wedding pictures. The duo dropped some stunning wedding The wedding festivities took place at Six Senses Fort Barwara, Sawai Madhopur district, Rajasthan, from December 79 Vicky and Katrina tied the knot on December 9, 2021, in Rajasthan in the presence of close friends and family members. The private ceremony took place at the Six Senses Fort Barwara in Sawai Madhopur. The three-day festivities included several ceremonies including haldi and sangeet. Aamir Khan got trolled for performing Kalash Puja with Ex-wife Kiran, Netizein wrote, Who said all these pooja... They should show some sensitivity , Divya Agrawal on Trolls calling her Gold Digger This famous actress was asked to get her Nose and Lip Job done, They say nasty things..

News Track 9 Dec 2022 10:45 am

60 people, including groom, burnt alive in cylinder blast during wedding

Jodhpur: Five gas cylinders exploded at a wedding in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district, triggering panic everywhere. At least 60 people, including the groom and his parents, suffered burn injuries in the accident. At the same time, four people died. The accident took place at 3.15 pm on Thursday at Bhungra village near Shergarh. There was a wedding ceremony in Takht Singh's house here, the marriage procession was about to leave the house when suddenly the cylinders exploded. The injured persons have been admitted to the hospital. District Magistrate Himanshu Gupta rushed to the hospital after receiving the news of the incident. Dr. SN Medical College Principal Dilip Kachhawa said, Out of 60 injured people, 51 have been admitted to Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Jodhpur. Eight of them suffered more than 90 percent burns. 48 people are admitted to the ward and one child is in the ICU. Four people, including two children aged five and seven, succumbed to their injuries.'' At the same time, when this accident took place, baraatis werepresent in huge numbers. The injured persons were brought to Shergarh. From here, some persons have been referred to the burn unit of Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Jodhpur. Rural SP Anil Kayal said, Five cylinders exploded. While cooking, there was a sudden leakage in a cylinderwhich caught fire. Due to this, 5 cylinders present nearby also caught fire and explosions started taking place. Around 100 people were present when the cylinder exploded. After receiving the news of the accident, the management of Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Jodhpur was alerted. At around 5.30 pm, there was an atmosphere of panic in the hospital due to the injured people who arrived one after the other. Duringthe wedding program, women were sitting in a square of the hall and talking. Duringthis, a cylinder exploded and fell on the woman. RCA president Vaibhav Gehlot and MLA Manisha Panwar and Shergarh MLA Meena Kanwar also reached the hospital after receiving the news of the incident. 'Keep two posts in police for transgenders or...', court warns govt 'Being a copycat won't make you self-reliant': Mohan Bhagwat's big statement Dalits couple being harassed after love marriage, police not taking action

News Track 9 Dec 2022 10:44 am

Travel Tips: The best view of the New Year celebration will be available in these cities of the country, and the last day of the year will be memorable

The month of December continues, with the end of which this year 2022 will also end and the new year 2023 will begin. After a whole year of work, December is a little relaxed month in which everyone is seen enjoying New Year celebrations along with Christmas. But it becomes a bit difficult to decide the right place for this celebration. In such a situation, today we are going to tell you about some such cities where the best and most exciting view of the New Year Celebration is seen. If you are thinking of making this year's New Year celebration very exciting and memorable, then you can visit these places with your friends or family. Let's know about these places... Goa Goa is the best destination to visit on New Year. The celebration of New Year in Goa is celebrated in a very special way. If you are visiting here, make sure to attend the bohemian beach party to nightclub events. The last days of December go into the party phase in Goa. You can also have a lot of fun here. If you are planning to celebrate New Year in Goa, then definitely enjoy Tito's Club, Mambo Cafe, and Boat Cruise Party. Mussoorie Mussoorie is one of the best places in the country to celebrate the New Year. People from cities like Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, etc. reach here to roam the most. On the occasion of New Year, thousands of tourists are present on Mussoorie Mall Road and as soon as the needle of the clock reaches 12, the voices of Happy New Year start coming from all sides. Along with celebrating the New Year on Mall Road, you can also visit places like Lal Dibba, Kempty Fall, Mussoorie Lake, and Nag Tibba. It is said that a party is also organized here on New Year. Ooty Ooty in South India is one of the best places to celebrate New Year. On the occasion of New Year, you will find snow on the pine trees in large numbers in Ooty. Ooty's beautiful cottages surrounded by lush green natural scenery, botanical gardens, and flower gardens are the major centers of attraction. You can celebrate the New Year party here with your friends. The beautiful views here will double the fun of your party. Nainital The more you mention the beauty of this place, the less it is. There can be no better hill station than this to celebrate New Year with friends. There is a crowd of tourists near Naini Lake every month and crowds can also be seen on New Year. Naini Chowk is bustling with activity every day. In such a situation, if you live in Delhi, Haryana, or Punjab city, then you can easily reach Nainital to celebrate New Year. Apart from celebrating New Year, here you can visit places like Naina Devi Temple, Eco Cave Garden, Snow View Point, and Tiffin Top. Udaipur There are many cities in Rajasthan, which are perfect for New Year parties. One of these cities is the City of Lakes i.e. Udaipur. The views of Udaipur can prove to be the perfect option for New Year celebrations. Will remain one of your beautiful memories. You will like the Queen Lake here, and the luxurious palaces of the kings and emperors. You can celebrate the New Year party on the banks of the lake or in the palace. This place is also very good in terms of the safety of girls. Girls' party can also be done here on New Year. Khajjiar There are many such hill stations in Himachal where thousands of people reach to celebrate the New Year, but the fun of celebrating the New Year in Khajjiar of Dalhousie probably will not be seen in any other place. Like Dalhousie Mall Road, tourists reach Khajjiar only in the evening of 31 December and return to the room after celebrating New Year late at night. It is said that Khajjiar is decorated like a bride for the New Year and music is also organized. Let us tell you that Khajjiar is also called the Switzerland of India. Kolkata New year celebration in India is done very well in Kolkata. The traditional New Year celebration in Kolkata is famous all over the world. Many events can be enjoyed on New Year's Eve. Along with this, there are many tasty dishes to eat here, which can be consumed. Bangalore Bangalore's parties are famous all over India because the parties go on here all night. New Year celebration is done here in many ways. Some people like to go to pubs or bars. In some restaurants, some people like to go to the surrounding areas, where they can celebrate New Year in different ways.

Kalam Times 9 Dec 2022 10:40 am

Five killed, 49 injured in cooking gas cylinder blast in Rajasthan's Jodhpur

Some of the injured sustained 80 to 100 per cent burns, according to officials.Guests had gathered at the house of bridegroom Surendra Singh and food was being prepared for them.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 10:36 am

Sonia Gandhi turns 76, PM Modi, Cong leaders extend greetings

NEW DELHI: On the birthday of Sonia Gandhi, who turned 76 on Friday Congress leaders extended birthday greetings to her. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi her 76th birthday. Taking to Twitter, Modi wrote Birthday greetings to Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji. Praying for her long and healthy life. Notably, Sonia Gandhi was the longest-serving president of the Congress who was recently replaced by Mallikarjun Kharge. Taking to Twitter, Harge noted: Extending my warm birthday greetings to CPP Chairperson, Smt. Sonia Gandhi ji. Her grace, dedication indomitable spirit and dignity in the wake of adversity has inspired millions. I wish her a long and healthy life. A leader with an indelible commitment to the Nation and Party. Wishing Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson, respected Smt Sonia Gandhi ji a very Happy Birthday, said party general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala. Sonia is likely to join the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan's Kota with her daughter and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The Congress controlled for 10 years at the Center when she served as the party's president, and 2014 also marked the party's lowest performance ever. What is Sonia Gandhi's real name, and how did she meet Rajiv Gandhi? Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections 'Victory due to Bharat Jodo Yatra...', says Kharge on Himachal elections win

News Track 9 Dec 2022 10:29 am

Rajasthan: Farmer Unable To Water Crops Due To Pending Electricity Bill Amounting Rs 70,000

A farmer in Rajasthan informed CM Gehlot that his electrical connection had been cut off and that he was no longer able to water his crops as a result of not being able to pay a 70,000 electricity bill. Gehlot established the connection after asking the DM to obtain money from the CM fund.

The LogicaI Indian 9 Dec 2022 10:23 am

Rajasthan: 4 killed, over 60 wedding guests injured in gas cylinder explosion in Jodhpur

Rajasthan: 4 killed, over 60 wedding guests injured in gas cylinder explosion in Jodhpur

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 10:16 am

Skill for admission: Indian students must have these skills for admission to top IIMs in India, read this article for more...

Top business schools in India look for many important qualities in an MBA candidate, such as the candidate's aptitude for the demanding and demanding MBA program. If you are also a student who wants to take admitted to top business schools in India, there are two aspects of management education skills required for MBA aspirants to get admission in any MBA program and skills required during the MBA program What will be the study course of the students? If Indian students have a clear knowledge about both these aspects, then such students will be greatly helped in making future career plans. Professor Rajeev Kumar, Faculty - Operations Management Groups, IIM Calcutta has discussed both these aspects in detail for Indian students in an interview and we are presenting the key excerpts of this interview in this article for your convenience. Let's read this article further: Interview Highlights What to do to crack MBA Admission Interviews? Generally, how do MBA candidates present themselves in an interview? ......... are often influenced by the feedback they get about this from their peers, coaching centers, and other such sources. But, despite thorough preparation, interview panels often find MBA candidates lacking in genuineness and originality. Especially when a candidate has to tell about his/her strengths and weaknesses, it will be better for the candidates if they try to be truthful and precise in their approach. No member of the interview panel expects that the candidate will have an understanding and knowledge of every topic. So, being clear and honest during an MBA interview can help you impress the interview panel better. The panel does not pay much attention to how the candidate is dressed or how he presents himself. Since it is natural for any candidate to be a little nervous and jittery during the interview, therefore, generally, the panel does not consider it as a disadvantage against the candidate. But, during the interview itself, the interviewers also check your academic skills and professional experience. On the academic front, the panel will try to judge how well you have performed in your studies?.....and whether you are capable of handling the pressure that an MBA student goes through during an MBA program. Similarly, the interview panel will also ask questions related to your work experience so that they can know how much professional life experience you have. Candidates are expected to share with the panel specific experiences of their professional life such as, what challenges they faced and what strategies they adopted to overcome those challenges. Apart from this, the panel will also try to find out how much knowledge you have about the organization and industry in which you worked. RELATED STORIES An important part of this definition is that as a well-rounded professional, you should not only take care of your career interest and job interest but also pay full attention to the happenings around you. If you do not demonstrate this attitude in the interview, then it seems that you are missing a bit in your approach. Top Indian business schools look for these skills in their MBA candidates The most important quality that business schools look for in an MBA candidate is the candidate's ability and talent to complete the rigorous and demanding MBA program. In this regard, they first check the academic capability of the candidate. Students who have a strong academic track record, their academic track records let the business school's selection committee know that the student can complete the pace and pressure of an MBA program, both in terms of curricular and extra-curricular aspects. have the ability to do. Similarly, business schools try to check other aspects of the students other than academics in which the candidates have achieved some mastery or achievement. It can be any hobby of the candidates or information about special events happening around the candidates or general information etc. Showing mastery and interest in an extra-curricular area show that you are not just a 'bookworm' but also deeply interested in life around you. Similarly, if you have work experience, the business school tries to find out how interested you are in your job, the company you worked in, and the industry you worked in. The business school will also try to find out how aware you are of serious economic or business trends in the field you worked in. Indian students learn these skills in their MBA program During an MBA program, a student acquires skills in 2 broad categories. The first category is technical or functional skills. These skills are related to core business fundamentals such as finance, accounting, operations, and marketing. In a business school, you will get complete information or review related information about all these business fundamentals and also understand the practical importance of these fundamentals while doing business. Another aspect of an MBA program that is often overlooked by MBA students is the behavioral aspects of the program. They are also known colloquially as soft skills. Behavioral skills are very important for business managers. These skills enhance your ability to work with many people who may not necessarily share your views. Soft skills help managers to resolve conflicts and these skills teach managers to effectively interact with people, especially in situations where people and their work depend on each other. About Expert: Professor Rajeev Kumar is part of the Organizational Behavior Group at IIM Calcutta. He has done Fellowship (equivalent to Ph.D.) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. As a faculty member at IIM Calcutta, he teaches various compulsory and elective subjects such as Business Research Methods, Human Behavior in the Office, Designing Effective Organizations, Interpersonal Skills, and Leadership. Before starting his career in academia, he worked as an HR consultant at Hewitt Associates. Before this, he also worked for 3+ years in an NGO namely Society for the Promotion of Wastelands Developments (SPWD) in Rajasthan and Gujarat. To read more such interesting articles about pursuing MBA in IIMs, subscribe to the MBA section of www.jagranjosh.com. Other Important Links Top Indian Coaching Institutes for MBA Entrance Exam Preparation These top universities in India offer MBA from Hindi medium There are numerous career options in various fields of management in India.

Kalam Times 9 Dec 2022 8:47 am

History Unfold: Know the story of Fairy Queen, the world's oldest steam engine...

The world's oldest steam engine Fairy Queen is present in India. After completing its final journey from Delhi Cantt to Rewari, the engine is now a tourist attraction at Rewari Loco Shed. Learn the story of Fairy Queen, the world's oldest steam engine The engines which pull the train are the center of attraction during the train journey. With the changing times, the appearance of old engines is also changing, but do you know that the world's oldest steam-powered rail engine Fairy Queen still exists? This engine had completed its last journey from Delhi to Rewari. Since then it is present in the heritage loco shed of Rewari, where it remains a center of attraction among the people. Today we will tell you about the story of the world's oldest engine through this article. The locomotive Fairy Queen engine was built in 1855 by Kitson, Thompson, and Hewitson in Leeds, England. After its construction, it reached Kolkata known as Calcutta in India in the same year. On arrival in India, it was given the fleet number 22 by its owner, the East Indian Railway Company. The special thing is that the world's oldest engine did not get a name until 1895. Initially, the locomotive was used to haul light mail trains between Howrah and Raniganj in West Bengal. At the same time, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, army vehicles were pulled by it. Later it was handed over for line construction work in Bihar. This engine was declared damaged in 1905. At that time, foreign engineers had tried to make this engine seven times. Later in 1971, it was established as a model railway at Chandausi Zonal Training School. When the engine was back on track from the rail museum This engine from Chandausi Zonal Training School was preserved in the Indian Railway Museum at Chanakyapuri, Delhi. This museum was opened on February 1, 1977, after which people reached to see this engine. However, this engine was yet to complete the journey ahead from here. This was the reason that once again in the year 1997, it came down on the tracks from July 18 for commercial activities. In 1998, a year after it was put back on track, the engine was certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest steam locomotive in regular operation. The following year, the Fairy Queen train received the National Tourism Award for Most Innovative and Unique Tourism Project from the then Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In 2011, the wheels stopped again due to a boiler explosion During its journey in the year 2011, the wheels of this engine stopped once again due to the explosion of its boiler. It was difficult to get back on track after a boiler explosion, but railway engineers prepared a new boiler at Trichurapalli, followed by a boiler replacement at Shakur Basti and the repair of other engine parts. Earlier the speed of this engine used to be 10 km per hour. Later it was increased to 90 kmph. The steam engine has also traveled between Delhi to Alwar The heritage train with the Fairy Queen engine was brought back on track in 2004 with the efforts of the Rajasthan government. This train, which gives a feel of the royal style of Rajasthan, used to run between Delhi and Alwar. It used to run from Delhi to Alwar on Saturdays and from Alwar to Delhi on Sundays. Travelers used to get a chance to see Bala Fort, Silisedh Lake, Sariska National Park, etc. with the help of the Rajasthan Tourism Department.

Kalam Times 9 Dec 2022 8:47 am

Rajasthan: Gas cylinders explosion in Jodhpur wedding results in injuries and deaths

Rajasthan: An unfortunate incident took place in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, where a gas cylinder explosion resulted in injuries to over 50 wedding guests and death of four others. Burn victims were rushed to the local hospital for treatment. Himanshu Gupta, District Collector, earlier informed that 42 people out of the 60 injured were referred to MGH [] The post Rajasthan: Gas cylinders explosion in Jodhpur wedding results in injuries and deaths appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 9 Dec 2022 8:45 am

2 Children Killed, 50 Injured As Cylinders Explode At Rajasthan Wedding

Two children died and around 50 people were injured after two gas cylinders exploded during a wedding near Rajasthan's Jodhpur on Thursday. A leak in the gas cylinders kept where the wedding feast was being prepared led to the powerful blast, officials said.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 8:44 am

Nabard projects 2.75L crore credit potential for Raj in FY24

Focusing on the priority sector, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has projected a credit potential of Rs 2.75 lakh crore for Rajasthan in 2023-24. The credit potential amount is 9.6% higher than the previous year.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:33 am

Court staffs death: Cops to submit report soon

The Jaipur police said on Thursday that it will soon present its findings before the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) about the death of court employee Subash Mehra (34).The Rajasthan High Court had directed the city police to probe the case as per the law.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:33 am

In 8 bypolls over last 4 years, Cong improved victory margin in 4 seats, snatched 2 from BJP

By recapturing Sardarshahar assembly seat on Thursday, the ruling Congress in Rajasthan has maintained its stronghold in the bypolls held in the state in the last four years.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:33 am

Cyclone Mandous Live Updates: 4 killed, over 60 wedding guests injured in gas cylinder explosion in Jodhpur

Cyclone Mandous Live Updates: Four persons were killed and 60 wedding guests, including women and children, sustained injuries in a gas cylinder explosion that took place in the Bhungra village of Rajasthan#39;s Jodhpur on Thursday. A fire brigade team with water tankers was called after the police arrived on the scene. The injured were shifted to the local hospital for treatment, an official said on Thursday.According to District Collector Himanshu Gupta, the incident took place before a groom#39;s procession was about to start from Bhungra on Thursday.

Money Control 9 Dec 2022 8:06 am

Rajasthan: 3 children dead, several others injured after cylinder bursts in Jodhpur wedding

At least 3 children were killed after a cylinder burst in Rajasthan's Jodhpur on late Thursday evening. According to police, 51 people who had been reffered to a nearby hospital sustained 35 to 60 percent burns while 11 sustained 80-100 percent burns.

India TV 9 Dec 2022 7:48 am

Bharat Jodo reaches Kota, Rahul Gandhi says students future of India

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot march with him; former Congress president Sonia Gandhi reaches Jaipur ahead of her 76th birthday, may join march on Saturday

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 1:48 am

Bypoll results: SP defends Mainpuri bastion, BJP wrests 2 assembly seats but loses one, Cong retains 2

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW, Dec 8: The Samajwadi Party retained the high-profile Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat, while the BJP wrested Rampur Sadar assembly seat in UP from it and Kurhani constituency in Bihar from the ruling Nitish Kumar-led alliance in results of the December 5 by-elections announced on Thursday. The ruling BJP in UP, however, lost Khatauli to Samajwadi Party ally Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD). The Congress retained its two assembly seats Bhanupratappur in Chhattisgarh and Sardarshahar Assembly seat in Rajasthans [] The post Bypoll results: SP defends Mainpuri bastion, BJP wrests 2 assembly seats but loses one, Cong retains 2 appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 9 Dec 2022 12:55 am

Bypolls bring cheer for BJP, Congress; BJD wins big in Padampur

BJP clinches significant wins in Rampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh and Kurhani in Bihar, while SP wins the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat; Congress retains the Assembly seats of Sardarshahar in Rajasthan and Bhanupratapur in Chhattisgarh

The Hindu 8 Dec 2022 11:34 pm

HP Poll Results: Congress MP Anand Sharma demands Old Pension Scheme

As a win for Congress looks probable in Himachal Pradesh Assembly Polls, party leader Anand Sharma on December 08 demanded an Old Pension Scheme in the state. Old Pension Scheme should be implemented. The pension Scheme had been demanded by other states too. In Himachal Pradesh, it was demanded by the Government employees and their staff. The reasons will be analysed but Congress has won in north India after several years, said Anand Sharma. This will boost morale and influence other states. When the election comes next year - in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh - you will see that a message has been sent, he added.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 11:27 pm

Rajasthan: Over 50 wedding guests, including women and children injured as five gas cylinders explode in Jodhpur

Many of the guests attending the wedding were burned in the fire while eating in the 'pandal', when the tragic incident occurred.

DNA India 8 Dec 2022 11:22 pm

Bypolls 2022: Results of 1 Lok Sabha, 6 assembly constituencies declared | Herere Details

Bypolls results2022: The results of polling on 1 Lok Sabha and, 6 Assembly constituencies announced on Thursday. Voting in Rampur, Khatauli, Mainpuri, Sardarshahar, Padampur, Kurhani and Bhanupratappur across 5 states including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Bihar and Chhattisgarh for bypoll elections held on December 5. Mainpuri seat was a battle of prestige for both BJP and Samajwadi party in which Akhilesh Yadas party won the election.

India TV 8 Dec 2022 11:09 pm

Rajasthan govt implements new rural tourism scheme, promises jobs

Agriculture tourism units will be set up on farm land on areas ranging from 2,000 square metres to two hectares (one hectare is roughly 10,000 square metres)

Business Standard 8 Dec 2022 7:49 pm

Bypoll results: SP defends Mainpuri bastion, BJP wrests two assembly seats, loses one; Congress retains two

The ruling BJP in UP, however, lost Khatauli to Samajwadi Party ally Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD). The Congress retained its two assembly seats - Bhanupratappur in Chhattisgarh and Sardarshahar Assembly seat in Rajasthan's Churu district. The party is in power in the two states. The BJD continued its dominance in Odisha, winning Padampur assembly seat in Bargarh district.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 6:57 pm

Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections

New Delhi: The results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections are out. According to the Election Commission, BJP has so far won 17 seats in Himachal Pradesh and is leading in 9 seats. Congress is ahead in 9 seats after winning 30 seats. On the other hand, Talking about Gujarat, according to the Election Commission, after winning 97 seats in Gujarat, BJP is leading in 59 seats while Congress is leading in 10 seats after winning 7 seats. Samajwadi Party won 1 and Aam Aadmi Party won 4 seats and is leading on 1 seat. Former Congress president and MP Rahul Gandhi has also tweeted on the same results. He wrote, 'Heartfelt thanks to the people of Himachal Pradesh for this decisive victory. Hearty congratulations to all Congress workers and leaders. Your hard work and dedication truly deserves the best wishes for this victory. I assure again, every promise made to the public will be fulfilled at the earliest.' Rahul Gandhi is currently on the Bharat Jodo Yatra of the Congress party. This journey is 3500 kilometers long. In this, Rahul Gandhi will go from Kanyakumari to Jammu Kashmir. A target has been set to complete this journey in about 150 days. Duringthis, the yatra has to pass through 12 states. Presently the yatra has reached Rajasthan. Kejriwal is still happy with the defeat in Gujarat-Himachal, know why? 'Victory due to Bharat Jodo Yatra...', says Kharge on Himachal elections win Lotus bloomed in Kudhani assembly constituency, Kedar Gupta won by 3632 votes

News Track 8 Dec 2022 6:30 pm

Ab Rajasthan ki Baari Hai: AAP Celebrates Natl Status on Day It First Won Delhi in 2013

December 8 is the day when the party, a complete newbie, won its first election -- the Delhi assembly -- in 2013, making the status even more historic

News18 8 Dec 2022 6:05 pm

Rajasthan: Cong's Anil Sharma wins Sardarshahr assembly bypoll

Congress' Anil Sharma defeated BJP's Ashok Kumar Pincha by a margin of 26,850 votes in Rajasthan's Sardarshahar assembly bypoll on Thursday, with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot terming it people's seal on his government's good governance and public welfare schemes.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 5:57 pm

Sonia Gandhi reaches Sawai Madhopur to celebrate her birthday in Ranthambore after Congress faced a rout in Gujarat elections

Sonia Gandhi is on a two-day tour to Rajasthan starting Thursday. She will be celebrating her birthday in Ranthambore.

OpIndia 8 Dec 2022 5:57 pm

Rajasthan: Congress Leads In Sardarshahar Bypolls With Margin Of 26,852 Votes

As the counting for the bypolls of Sardarshahar Assembly constituency is underway, Congress candidate Anil Sharma is leading with a margin of 26,852 votes Churu (Rajasthan): As the counting for the bypolls of Sardarshahar Assembly constituency is underway, Congress candidate Anil Sharma is leading with a margin of 26,852 votes.... The post Rajasthan: Congress Leads In Sardarshahar Bypolls With Margin Of 26,852 Votes appeared first on HW News English .

News View 8 Dec 2022 5:46 pm

Congress's Anil Sharma Wins Key Rajasthan Election By 26, 850 Votes

Congress' Anil Sharma defeated BJP's Ashok Kumar Pincha by a margin of 26,850 votes in Rajasthan's Sardarshahar assembly bypoll today, with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot terming it people's seal on his...

NDTV 8 Dec 2022 5:42 pm

The wait is finally over! Vedanta Udaipur Music Festival returns to the city of lakes with an eclectic lineup for its 6th edition

New Delhi [India], December 8 (ANI/PNN): Vedanta Udaipur World Music Festival, India's biggest world music extravaganza, announces its sixth edition, to be held from the 16th of December to the 18th of December, 2022. The festival, conceptualised and produced by Seher is brought to you by Rajasthan Tourism and will witness performances by over 120 renowned musicians from across the world. The focus of this year's musical celebration will be the revival of forgotten musical instruments like the Sarangi by giving the local musicians an international platform to showcase their talent.

Business Standard 8 Dec 2022 5:35 pm

Even after winning Himachal, Congress's 'fear' continues, efforts to hide MLAs begin!

Shimla: It has been confirmed that Congress will form the government in Himachal Pradesh. For this, instructions have been given to all the MLAs to come to the Congress office immediately after the victory. From there, preparations are on to take them to Chandigarh. According to sources, Congress may take all its MLAs who won the elections out of the state, so that they can be kept away from contact with BJP leaders. It is believed that Congress may hide its MLAs in Chhattisgarh or Rajasthan. According to sources, the Mayfair resort in Raipur has also been booked. However, till now nothing has been clarified about it. If party sources are to be believed, the high command has appointed Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda as observers for Himachal Pradesh. Both the leaders are going to Shimla along with Himachal Congress in-charge Rajeev Shukla. Congress National General Secretary Vikramaditya Singh said that BJP is a messed up party, but we have learned a lot from our mistakes. Pratibha Singh is the CM face. Before this, there will be a discussion in the Legislature Party. The final decision will be of the party's high command. Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel on the question of bringing newly elected Himachal MLAs to Raipur said that he will not bring them here, but will definitely keep his colleagues safe because BJP can do anything. It is being told that CM Baghel can also go to Shimla today to meet the victorious Congress MLAs and give them instructions. Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba Singh bloomed Lotus in Jamnagar AAP plays villain for Congress in Gujarat as BJP scripts massive win Babulal Marandi talks about 'Gangs of Wasseypur', Know why?

News Track 8 Dec 2022 4:13 pm

A bus came as death for people standing on the road, 3 died

Jaipur: In a tragic incident, a tragic accident occurred due to an uncontrolled bus in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Here, an uncontrolled private bus ran over people standing on the road. In this horrific road accident, 3 people died on the spot. A woman is also among the dead. The driver of the bus fled from the spot after the accident, the police said. At the same time, the police reached the spot and are currently engaged in an investigation. The accident took place near Asalpur Morh in the Jobner police station area of Jaipur. On being informed about the accident, police reached the spot and started an investigation. It is being told that after the incident, the driver of the bus fled from the spot. Due to the accident, there was a long jam on the Mahala-Jobner highway. Also, there is huge resentment among the local people about the incident. At present, the police administration is constantly trying to open the jam. There is an atmosphere of a stir due to this incident. CDS General Bipin Rawat: Achievements, and honours of an accomplished Army man Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba Singh bloomed Lotus in Jamnagar TikTok is being sued by Indiana due to safety and security issues

News Track 8 Dec 2022 4:09 pm

Defeat in Gujarat, victory in Himachal: Bittersweet day for Congress

Politics While Congress seems to wrest Himachal from BJP, it suffered a crushing defeat in Gujarat where its likely to get just 10 percent of the seats in the 182-member assembly with the AAP getting over 12 percent of the vote share. PTI The Congress on Thursday suffered its worst-ever defeat in Gujarat but appeared headed for a close win in Himachal Pradesh, a mixed bag result for the party that not only faces a rampaging BJP but an ambitious AAP vying for the leadership of the Opposition going forward on the road to the 2024 general elections. While the grand old party seemed likely to wrest Himachal Pradesh from the BJP and keep the ivaj (tradition) of alternate governments in the hill state alive, it suffered a crushing defeat in Gujarat where it was likely to get just 10 per cent of the seats in the 182-member assembly with the AAP getting over 12 per cent of the vote share. In Himachal Pradesh, the Congress found itself in a better position leading on 40 seats with a vote share of over 40 per cent with the AAP at a dismal third with about one per cent vote share. However, a dismal showing in the Gujarat polls comes as a big jolt for the party as it risks ceding the space of opposition in the state to the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP in a state which has been bi-party over the years. It would also impact its bargaining power vis-a-vis other Opposition parties. Also, losing Gujarat badly could also add to the exodus of leaders that the party has been facing. Asked about the results coming in, former Congress leader Sanjay Jha, who had also been a party spokesperson, said the Congress is paying a spectacular price for its self-inflicted mammoth Punjab disaster where it gave away the state on a silver platter with golden ribbons to its nemesis, the AAP.Naturally an emboldened AAP sees Congress as a low-hanging fruit. That explains the dismal withering away in Gujarat and Delhi, he told PTI. The decimation in Gujarat would not only have a bearing on the morale of the Congress and its workers that has been running high on the back a successful rollout of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, but also impact the party's ability to mobilise support and resources for future electoral battles. Manindra Nath Thakur, who teaches political science at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, termed the Gujarat loss a disaster for the Congress and said it could lend credence to the argument that the AAP may replace or challenge the grand old party in bi-party states.The Congress faces more danger from the AAP going towards 2024. The BJP is in a comfortable position and the AAP could swing the anti-BJP vote towards it if Congress does not rework its strategy. The AAP can put up a challenge for the Congress next in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh also, he told PTI. However, the prospect of a Himachal Pradesh win had given the leaders of the party something to cheer about. The party, currently in power on its own only in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, is likely to add one more state, albeit a small one, to its kitty. The likely victory will also be significant for the party especially because its electoral clout in the north has been on a decline for more than a decade now. The Himachal Pradesh comeback is a huge morale booster because it has been able to reclaim the state despite a massive BJP election machinery, Jha said. This should give the Congress hope for both 2023 and 2024 albeit a lot will depend upon how it recharges the party after the Bharat Jodo Yatra concludes, he told PTI. The results come a day after the Congress suffered yet another setback when results of civic body elections in Delhi came in on Wednesday, with the party finishing a distant third, winning only nine of the 250 wards in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). The AAP unseated the BJP in the MCD, winning 134 wards. The BJP won in 104 wards. The MCD and Gujarat defeats and a confidence boosting Himachal Pradesh performance had left the party with more questions than answers on the road to the 2024 general elections. Its Opposition leadership still remains challenged by parties such as the AAP and the TMC, and the jury is still out whether the Bharat Jodo Yatra would pay electoral dividends or not. A sterner test awaits the party with a slew of assembly polls next year including in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka. The road to 2024 is long and the journey appears to be getting difficult for the grand old party that has pinned its hopes on the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra for a revival. Whether that will happen, only time will tell.

The News Minute 8 Dec 2022 4:00 pm

Cultivator Natural Products becomes the First Company in the Organic Industry Segment to Receive a ZED Gold Certificate from Ministry of MSME

Jodhpur (Rajasthan) [India], December 8 (ANI/NewsVoir): Cultivator Natural Products Pvt. Ltd. received a ZED Gold Certification (Level 3) on November 17, 2022, by upholding the values of Zero Defect Zero Effect in its practices. The company received the certificate in the category of 'Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemicals, and botanical products'. The company has also relaunched its star product - the world's first Fair for Life (FFL) certified hair color range in completely sustainable packaging.

Business Standard 8 Dec 2022 4:00 pm

Ashok Gehlot Credits Good Governance After Congress Leads In Rajasthan

Congress' Anil Sharma poised to win the Sardarshahar assembly bypoll after taking a 26,852-vote lead over his nearest rival.

NDTV 8 Dec 2022 3:36 pm

Rajasthan bypoll: Congress takes clear lead, Gehlot terms it 'people's seal on his govt's good governance'

The Election Commission is yet to announce the bypoll result. However, after the final counting of votes, Sharma has taken a decisive lead of 26,852 votes over his nearest rival BJP candidate Ashok Kumar.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 3:25 pm

Power Ministry unveils $30 billion plan to upgrade grid for clean power

The project will connect solar plants in the deserts of Rajasthan and Gujarat and wind farms in Tamil Nadu to the national network

The Hindu Businessline 8 Dec 2022 3:13 pm

Govt unveils $30 billion plan to upgrade grid for clean power

The project will connect solar plants in the sun-drenched deserts of Rajasthan and Gujarat and wind farms in Tamil Nadu to the national network, the power ministry said in a statement.

Money Control 8 Dec 2022 3:10 pm

Brahmastra, IPL, Nupur Sharma, Agnipath: Top searches by Indians this year

News Google has released the 'Year in Search 2022,' an analysis of the most significant search trends over the year. TNM Staff It was a year of sports events in 2022 with the Indian Premier League (IPL), FIFA World Cup, Asia Cup, and ICC T20 dominating Year in Search 2022 compiled by Google Trends in India. The only non-sport keyword search on the top-five list is CoWin, an application built by the Union government to locate vaccination centres, book appointments, and download vaccination certificates. IPL, the country's most entertaining sporting event, topped the search list. The event kicked off on March 26 with the introduction of two new teams, the Lucknow Supergiants and the Gujarat Giants. The latter, led by Hardik Pandya, defeated Rajasthan Royals to win the 2022 title. Brahmastra was a highly anticipated and heavily promoted film. Its first part, titled Shiva, was released in theatres on September 9. Ayaan Mukherjee directed the film, which starred Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. According to Google Trends, it was the most searched movie this year, beating even blockbusters, despite receiving only negative reviews. Apart from Brahmastra and Kashmir Files, the search list was dominated by the south Indian films KGF 2, RRR, and Kantara. Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma was the most searched person in India this year. In May, she sparked outrage with her offensive remarks about Prophet Mohammad during a television debate. Muslims called for protests against her in various locations across the country, while Islamic nations expressed outrage at her remarks. A case was filed in the Supreme Court, which observed that her loose tongue has set the entire country on fire. Rishi Sunak, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, was also among those named, possibly because of his ties with India and his victory that was widely celebrated in the country. Lalit Modi and Sushmita Sen also figured in the list otherwise filled with politicians.Indians also seemed to want to know more about the Union governments Agnipath Scheme, as it was the most searched on the list.It was announced on June 14 and will replace the current system of recruitment with appointment of Agniveers for four years in the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy, with the possibility of permanent employment for a select few. The scheme was floated with the goal of ensuring a fit and technically-skilled military force. Other popular searches include North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato). It appears that the Ukraine-Russia war prompted people to read more about it.

The News Minute 8 Dec 2022 3:00 pm

Deputy Head's elderly mother could not go to her own house because of Rahul Gandhi, Know why?

Jaipur: Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' is currently going on in Rajasthan. During this time Rahul reached Ladpura in Kota. Here, arrangements were made for their refreshments in the house of Deputy Prime Minister Ashok Meena. However, according to a report, Due to security reasons, Ashok Meena's mother Urmila waited outside for 40 minutes to enter her own house. According to media reports, on the third day of the yatra in Rajasthan, the Congress had atea break in Gopalpura inKota. Snacks for Rahul and some of the senior leaders accompanying him were arranged at the residence of Ladpura deputy pradhan Ashok Meena. For about 40 minutes, there was a gathering of Congress leaders in that house. During this time Ashok Meena's mother Urmila remained outside. Urmila has informed that she was at her village house. By the time the womanarrive, the security check process had been done. Shedid not have a pass, due to which shewas stopped by the security personnel. So she kept waiting outside. @RahulGandhi @priyankagandhi @digvijaya_28 @ashokgehlot51 @_YogendraYadav @SoniyaGandhiIND ..!? pic.twitter.com/4DHXjix8R3 Sitaram chauhan (@Sitaram55945671) December 8, 2022 On the other hand, a Twitter user has demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi regarding this matter and has given information regarding the problems faced by the woman. In a tweet, he said, ''Will Rahul Gandhi Ji apologize to the lady Urmila Ji, the mother of this Ladpura deputy head, who herself was taking snacks at the woman's house and she was getting upset standing outside because of the security check!'' Vasundhara Raje slams Congress govt over Rahul Gandhi 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' Congress candidate attempted suicide at counting center, this reason came to fore Taliban perform first public execution since taking over Afghanistan

News Track 8 Dec 2022 2:18 pm

India unveils Rs 2.2 trillion plan to upgrade grid for clean power

The project will connect solar plants in the sun-drenched deserts of Rajasthan and Gujarat and wind farms in Tamil Nadu to the national network

Business Standard 8 Dec 2022 2:10 pm

Vasundhara Raje slams Congress govt over Rahul Gandhi 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'

Jaipur: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra entered the fourth day in Rajasthan, where Rahul Gandhi has completed his tour of two districts in 4 days. Amid the Congress' yatra, the BJP is taking out a Jan Akrosh Yatra in the state and the party leaders are constantly attacking Rahul Gandhi. Meanwhile, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has given a statement on Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra for the first time. Addressing the BJP's Jan Aakrosh rally in Jhalawar virtually on Wednesday, Vasundhara Raje said that the government is neglecting Jhalawar because I have been an MP from there and now Dushyant Singh is an MP. Vasundhara Raje said that after 4 years, 2-4 days ago, the roads here have definitely been made shiny, but not for the common people, but for the special guests, who are passing through here, development is happening fast there. Targeting the Gehlot government, Vasundhara Raje said that domestic electricity used to come into the villages sometimes, sometimes not, today there is electricity for 24 hours because of a special guest. Raje said that it is four days of moonlight and then a dark night, guests have gone and development is missing. The former CM said that you should not worry, the darkness will end, the sun will rise and the lotus will bloom. Vasundhara Raje further said that the Congress government has only cared for itself in the last 4 years and has forgotten the people. She said that the Gehlot government worked for itself and not for the people and instead of saving people, they were engaged in protecting themselves. Raje said that at present this public anger against the state government is not visible among the BJP and the people but among the Congress leaders, ministers, and MLAs themselves. Congress candidate attempted suicide at counting center, this reason came to fore Taliban perform first public execution since taking over Afghanistan Congress got 'majority' in Himachal trends, will it be able to form the govt?

News Track 8 Dec 2022 2:07 pm