BMIT Fiesta 2010 by BMIT Jaipur

Baldev Ram Mirdha Institute of Technology (BMIT), Jaipur started its annual tech fest 'BMIT Fiesta 2010'. BMIT Fiesta is the annual techno-cultural festival of BMIT Jaipur. It is organized by SAC (Student Activity Center), the student council of the college. In this fest there are both technical and cultural events. It's just the time when student expose their talent before everyone. Presently we are conducting around 21 events with Robotics being one of the major attractions this year. BMIT FIESTA is a national level youth college fest with teams participating from all the major engineering institutions from all over the country. The atmosphere at the fest is filled with the amazing enthusiasm. The fest is acknowledged by guests and students. The prizes worth more than Rs. 1.5 lacs are distributed to the winners of various events.

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Gujjar Agitation called off in Rajasthan

Gujjar agitation called off in rajasthan today on 6th day of agitation after talk with rajasthan CM Ashok gehlot. Gehlot assure gujjar leader for 5% reservation in govt jobs. Talk between CM Ashok gehlot and Gujjar leaders on tuesday night comes to conclusion that 5% seats in jobs will not be filled unless gujjar gets reservation and these seats will be reserved for them. Later Gujjar leader Bhaisala called off 'Mahapadav' that was going on at ladpura, ajmer.
Now Gujjar's will get a 5% quota under a new bracket created as EBC category. Gujjar reservation case is pending under supreme court and after gujjar agitation around 80000 jobs are pending because of gujjar agitation. Now finally govt agree to vacant these 5% seats and canddates will be selected as per new reservation and they will also get relaxation in age if it will take too much time.

Cairn India claim Rajasthan oil fields can produce highest oil in India

Cairn India can produce up to 2,40,000 barrels per day from its prolific Rajasthan fields, equivalent to output from the nation's largest oilfield of Mumbai High, the company has informed the government. Cairn India CEO Rahul Dhir last week wrote to the Petroleum Ministry and the sector regulator DGH informing that it can produce 37 per cent more oil from the Thar dessert fields than previously thought. "Based on our review, we estimate that the potential resource in the (Rajasthan) block is now estimated to be 6.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent in place. This resource base provides a basis for a vision to produce 2,40,000 barrels of oil per day, subject of course to necessary approvals and additional investments," he wrote in identical letters to Petroleum Minister Murli Deora, Oil Secretary S Sundareshan and DGH Director General S K Srivastava.
Cairn India, a unit of UK explorer Cairn Energy Plc, in December 2004, discovered the Mangala field in the Rajasthan block - the largest onland oil discovery in the world that year. Mangala, the largest onland oil field in India, was estimated to produce a peak output of 125,000 bpd which has now been revised to 150,000 bpd following more than anticipate oil from some 50 development wells drilled on the field so far.

Amitabh Bachchan won't be CWG Brand Ambassador: Kalmadi

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Tuesday ruled out making Amitabh Bachchan the brand ambassador for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. "Amitabh Bachchan will not be the brand ambassador for Commonwealth Games," Kalmadi, who is the Congress MP from Pune, said at a function at the house of Delhi Chief Minister Shieli Dikshit. Kalmadi's statement is seen as one more snub by the Congress to the Bollywood star who has been at the receiving end of the party's barbs after he became the brand ambassador of Bharatiya Janata Party-rule Gujarat. The BJP had on Monday written a letter to Kalmadi asking him to appoint Amitabh as Commonwealth Games brand ambassador.
Senior BJP leader VK Malhotra, who is also the IOC Vice President and an executive board member of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, sent the letter backing Amitabh as Commonwealth Games brand ambassador saying the actor is an "icon for youngsters". Congress has been targeting Amitabh since March 24 when he attended the inauguration of the second carriageway of Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. Some Congress leaders including Maharashtra Chief Minsiter Ashok Chavan expressed their unhappiness over the presence of Amitabh at the function. Congress again took on the Bollywood superstar on Monday asking him to clear his stand on the 2002 Gujarat riots. "It is high time that Mr Amitabh Bachchan comes out and very strongly tells this country as to where does he stand on the question of Mr Narendra Modi and his government's complicity in the Gujarat riots," said Congress MP Manish Tewari.

Five get death penalty in honour killing case at Karnal Haryana

In a landmark judgement in a Haryana honour killing case, a court in Karnal has awarded capital punishment to five persons and life sentence to one for murdering a couple on the diktats of a self-styled community panchayat for marrying against societal norms. Additional District and Sessions Judge Vani Gopal Sharma pronounced the sentence after reserving the judgement in the case on Monday. The prosecution had termed the case as the "rarest of the rare" and pleaded for capital punishment to the six convicts for killing Manoj (23) and Babli (19), who hailed from Karora village in Kaithal district and had got married on 18th May 2007. Last Thursday, the court had convicted them for murdering the couple of the same 'gotra' (sub-caste) in 2007. Another person was held guilty of abduction and the quantum of punishment was reserved. It is the first case in which the boy's family had moved court against the honour killing after the 'khap' panchayat (caste-based council) had ruled against the couple's marriage. Those sentenced are the girl's brother Suresh, uncles Rajender and Baru Ram and her cousins Gurdev and Satish besides leader of the panchayat Ganga Raj. A driver Mandeep Singh was convicted of kidnapping and awarded a seven year prison term.

BSNL-HCL to provide Internet in rural areas of India

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has tied up with HCL to provide computer sets in villages on installment basis. HCL will provide computer sets with initial payment of a over Rs 2000 with the broadband connections. The customers have to pay the rest amount in monthly instalments. "We have made this arrangement most of the rural customers are not prepared to pay a huge amount to purchase computers," BSNL chief general manager, Orissa Telecom Circle, A N Ray said. BSNL wanted to spread Internet connection in rural areas because of less broadband customers there, he said. Out of about 70,000 broadband users in Orissa so far, only 15 percent of them are from the rural areas, he stated. In 2010-11, the public sector telecom company aimed at providing about 50,000 new connections as against the achievement of about 35,000 in 2009-10. He said in remote areas, Broad-band services will be provided through Wi-Max services. Around 107 locations across the state have been identified for Wi-Max services, he added.
Wi-MAX is a telecom technology that provides wireless transmission of data to portable and fully mobile net access. The CGM was here to inaugurate the Customer Service Center (CSC) under project Smile. The single window services will be provided at the CSC, where almost all services of the BSNL are available under one roof

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) gets Navratna Status

State-run Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) has joined the league of navratna PSUs, which enjoy greater financial and functional autonomy. "A committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary has cleared Navratna status for RINL," Steel Secretary Atul Chaturvedi said on Monday. The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) will notify the new status to the steel maker, which was earlier rated as miniratna. "This (the navratna tag) will add to RINL financial powers," Chaturvedi said. A navratna PSU can take investment decisions for up to Rs 1,000 crore without seeking government approval. RINL is undertaking about Rs 12,000-crore project to almost double its annual production capacity to about 6 million tonnes by March 2011.
As for SAIL, Chaturvedi said the proposal to upgrade steel giant's status to maharatna has been cleared by the DPE but the apex committee is yet to approve the same. To be eligible for the top category, a PSU needs to have a three-year track record of annual net profit of over Rs 5,000 crore, net worth of more than Rs 15,000 crore and turnover of more than Rs 25,000 crore, besides being listed on the stock exchanges. A maharatna tag will give the companies the power to take investment decisions of up to Rs 5,000 crore. Of the 158 profit-making PSUs, 18 enjoy the navratna status while 62 are mini-Navratnas. No PSU has yet been accorded maharatna status, although the Cabinet has approved the scheme in December 2009.

Somali pirates capture 120 Indian sailors

In one of the biggest hijacking ever, Somali pirates on Tuesday captured 8 boats taking nearly 120 Indian sailors hostage off the Kismayo coast. The sailors were on their way from Somalia to Dubai. The abducted sailors belong to Saurashtra and Kutch region of Gujarat. Hijacking of ships has been rampant around the coast of Somalia. Somali Pirates in the past at many times attacked Indian ships and taken Indians crew members hostage. On 23rd December last year, an Indian ship, MT Agrasen, was attacked off the coast of Maharashtra. But the crew managed to fight off the attack.

Sania Mirza to wed Pak cricketer Shoaib Malik

India's tennis player, Sania Mirza is to be married to Shoaib Malik, the former cricket captain of Pakistan. A formal wedding reception has been scheduled within a month. There will be no engagement function. This news was confirmed by Imran Mirza, father of Sania, late on Monday night. “The couple will be based in Dubai, where Shoaib is a resident, and Sania will continue to play tennis once she recovers fully from the wrist injury that has marred her career in the recent past,” Imran said. Sania's mother, Nasima said, "Marriages are made in heaven."
The bride-to-be on her part termed it as ‘the biggest day of her life.’ “I have been under constant glare of the public for too long and would appreciate more privacy at this very personal moment in my life,” Sania said. “I hope to be fully fit to represent India in the Commonwealth and Asian Games that are scheduled for later this year,” she added. Confirming the news, Malik wrote in his Twitter page, "Thanks for all your support. And the news of me marrying to Sania is true. Inshallah will get married in April."

Mahakumbh's Third 'shahi snan' today

The third 'shahi snan' (royal bath) of the ongoing Mahakumbh in Haridwar will be held on Tuesday, for which all preparations have been completed. The sadhus and seers belonging to all the 13 Akharas would take royal dip in the river Ganga at Brahmkund area of Har-Ki-Pauri, the main bathing ghat, from 1000 hrs onwards on the occasion of Chaitra Purnima, which has been declared as the 'shahi snan' for the first time. The pilgrims are being informed that Har-Ki-Pauri area would be reserved for sadhus from 1000 hrs on Tuesday, official sources said, adding, other ghats would remain open for them during the day time.
Elaborate security arrangements have also been made for the tomorrow's event, they said. This is the third royal bath of the ongoing Kumbh mela, which began on 14th January with Makar Sankranti. There are 11 major baths including four royal baths scheduled during the Mahakumbh. The fourth and the last 'shahi snan' would be held on 14th April

Serial blast kills 40 in Moscow Metro

Two successive blasts in the Russian capital's crowded subway rail system killed at least 40 people this morning and injured over 10 others, officials said. The first explosion hit the second carriage of a train at the central Lubbyanka station at 7.52 am (9.22 IST) killing some 25 people, spokesperson of Moscow Metro railway Svetlana Tsaryova told ITAR-TASS. Scores of rescue teams were rushed to the station under the headquarters of the Soviet era KGB, now housing the Federal Security Service. According to emergency situations ministry spokesperson, 14 train passengers and 11 waiting on the platform were killed in the explosion. Another explosion hit the Park Kultury Metro Station, just 40 minutes after the first incident, killing an estimated 12 people. The second blast occurred at 8.40 am local time, and further details are awaited, the official news agency said.

Rajasthan royals register fourth consecutive win

Rajasthan Royals registered their fourth successive win in the Indian Premier League (IPL), beating Chennai Super Kings by 17 runs at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera here Sunday. Riding on Man of the Match Naman Ojha's 49-ball 80, Rajasthan Royals made 177 for eight in their 20 overs and then Shane Warne and co. restricted the Super Kings to 160 for six in 20 overs. With the win, Rajasthan Royals climbed up to the third position in the table while Super Kings slipped to the seventh spot in the eight-team league. Opting to bat first, Royals got to a great start with Michael Lumb smashing 30 runs off 16 balls, including three fours and two sixes. Lumb started the proceedings by hitting Morkel for a six and a four in the very first over.

Rajasthan Gujjar reservation issue will be resolved soon - Gehlot

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said his government was trying to resolve the issue of reservation for Gujjars in government jobs. Gehlot told some Gujjar leaders, including former MLA Gopichand Gujjar, at the chief minister's residence that his government was constantly trying to find a solution, according to an official release.
He said maintaining peace and harmony was in the government's priority and his government was sensitive towards interests of the Gujjars too and expressed confidence that the issue would be resolved soon. MLA Ramswaroop Kasana, former MLA Atar Singh Bhadana were among others present there, the release added.

India to Lights Off during Earth Hour today

Delhi and Mumbai will be leading India in observing the annual 'Earth Hour' initiative -- one of the largest global campaigns to combat climate change -- by switching off lights and other electrical equipment for one hour on March 27. Organised by World Wide Fund for Nature, the 'Earth Hour' is celebrated across major cities of the world on the last Saturday of March annually to pledge support for protecting the environment. Pledging her support to the initiative, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, herself a strong votary of eco-friendly measures, said the city will switch off its non-essential lights for one hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on March 27 to make the event a great success. "I can assure you that all the households can have romantic candle light dinners sitting at their homes," Dikshit said addressing a function organised by the WWF as part of its campaign to make the initiative a grand success in India.
Brand Ambassador of the initiative in India Abhishek Bachchan said, "As responsible citizens of the planet, it is extremely crucial for all of us to address the problem of climate change through ensuring responsible action and adopting a sustainable way of life." WWF India's Chief Executive Officer Ravi Singh said that millions in 4,088 cities, towns and municipalities across 88 countries participated in Earth Hour 2009. The Earth Hour event takes place a week after the vernal equinox when night and day are of the same duration in both hemispheres.
India 'Earth Hour' Light off Time: 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Gujjar Agitation: Talks with Rajasthan Govt begins

The first round of talks between the Rajasthan Government and the agitating Gujjar leaders was held here today even as the sit-in Mahapadav at Gazipur in Dausa district over the demand of five per cent special reservation quota, continued for the fourth day. An 11-member delegation of Gujjars sent by Gujjar Reservation Action Committee convenor Col Kirodi Singh Bainsla, held the opening round of the dialogue with Energy Minister Jitendra Singh and Transport Minister Brijkishore Sharma. The two Ministers are members in the 3-member Ministerial Committee set up by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for finding an amicable solution to the protracted Gujjar issue.
The talks held in the State Assembly complex lasted for about two hours. Both the Ministers and the Gujjar delegates expressed satisfaction over positive attitude demonstrated during the talks by each other and decided to continue the dialogue at further rounds. Talking to reporters, the two Ministers said the opening round of the deliberations were held in an amicable and positive atmosphere. ''It is appreciable that Gujjar delegates maintained positive attitude and had shown eagerness to find amicable solution of the issue. They are not interested in flaring up of the stir,'' they said. ''The government is also positive and considerant to their demands and trying to explore a legitimate way out,'' Mr Singh said. The Ministers said the second round might be held after sometime later tonight or the next morning and prior to that they would brief the Chief Minister about the first round's discussion. Gujjar delegates also expressed satisfaction over the opening of the discussion and said talks would continue.

Rajasthan royals register third consecutive win in IPL 3

Rajasthan royals register third consecutive win in IPL 3 with the help of Phenomenal innings from Yusuf Pathan and lumb. Rajasthan Royals crushed defending champions Deccan Chargers by eight wickets and tore apart the form book of Indian Premier League here Friday. Yusuf struck eight towering sixes in his unbeaten 73 runs off 34 balls that saw Royals chase down the victory target of 149 runs in just 15.4 overs. It was Royals opener Micahel Lumb, who gave an explosive start to their chase with a 32-ball 45 that included seven fours, four smashed in an RP Singh over. From there on it turned out to be a one-man show as Pathan whacked the bowlers all over the park sending the ball soaring over the stadium effortlessly amid huge roar from the home crowd. Deccan Chargers skipper Adam Gichrist ran out of ideas with Yusuf in such murderous mood.
Rajasthan Royals, who lost their first three matches, bounced back with three wins in a trot that saw them jump to third place with six points. Deccan Chargers lost their second match of the tournament and are placed behind Royals at fourth position. The Royals suddenly looks a formidable outfit. They had a dream run in the inaugural IPL in 2007 when they went on to become the champions without any star power in their ranks. Charismatic Shane Warne had inspired the team and plotted downfall of their opponents. Tonight Warne again was back to his best, bowling with guile and spot on with his strategies.

ASCI bans Two Vodafone zoozoo ad

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) said it has banned two commercials, including one of Vodafone Essar's Zoozoos series, and has instructed modifications in another ad with immediate effect. The Consumer Complaints Councils (CCC) has banned a Vodafone Essar advertisement, which featured the Zoozoo character committing suicide, as it shows a dangerous action, which is likely to encourage minors to emulate such acts, ASCI said in a statement. The ad manifested a disregard for safety and encouraged negligence, it added.
An advertisement, which was banned, was by the Erudite Educational Centre claiming "3 out of 4 IIM calls from Kolkata" have been a part of the Erudite training programme."The number of complaints against misleading, dishonest and indecent ads has substantially increased in the last two months after ASCI launching its social awareness campaign. Consumers are getting more and more aware of their rights and duties," ASCI Secretary-General Alan Colaco said.

Indian Team for T20 World Cup announced

Fifteen member Indian squad for T20 World Championship announced. Karnataka fast bowler Vinay Kumar is the only new face in India's 15-man squad to the World Twenty 20 while leg spinner Piyush Chawla returns to the national reckoning after nearly two years. The players to miss out are fast bowler Ishant Sharma and batsman Virat Kohli in a squad largely along expected lines.
Indian T20 Team: M S Dhoni (C), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Vinay Kumar, Dinesh Kartik, Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla.

Ashiana Housing and Manglam Builders launch Rangoli Gardens in Jaipur

Ashiana Housing and Manglam Builders have come together by bringing in years of experience and expertise to introduce a unique lifestyle to Jaipur called Rangoli Gardens. Yes, this is the way the world prefers to live today. Nestled in the lap of nature, Rangoli Gardens is located just a stone's throw away from the heart of Jaipur! It is spread over 25 acres and truly represents Garden living with 8.5 acres of parks within the complex. In 2004, Ashiana Housing and Manglam Builders together launched a township at Kalwar Road, Jaipur comprising of independent villas, apartments and retirement homes under the name Ashiana Manglam. The project became a runaway success as the scale and quality of development began to unfold. Today, families who have started moving into this township have already begun to enjoy the lifestyle offered.
One of the biggest USP's of Rangoli Gardens is its location. It is located just 1.4 Kms drive from the Vaishali Nagar which makes it one of the most centrally located townships in Jaipur. The sprawling world class integrated Rangoli Garden is the township that endeavors blending nature with state-of-the-art lifestyle to give its residents with the best facilities of luxuries and comforts. Every home is designed intelligently, imbibing the most important elements of aesthetic architecture. With optimum utilization of space and crafted with elegance, the apartments have been planned imaginatively to suit the tastes of a style-admiring populace. To give the real comfort of life to its customers Rangoli Gardens has been abetted by world class infrastructure of roads, water supply and electric supply. It comes with the power back up of 750 watt which ensures uninterrupted power supply. The construction quality will be one of a kind. The buildings will be earthquake resistant which is an indispensable feature and is the need of the hour. Rangoli Gardens comes adhered with Gym, Community hall, Reading lounge, Badminton court or Tennis and swimming pool. Equipped with sophisticated telecommunication, good quality roads and a cable infrastructure as for example, provision for piped gas and DTH services, Rangoli Gardens epitomizes the modern cityscape of a rapidly-transforming Jaipur. Dispersing all the glistening colors of Rangoli, Rangoli Gardens is surrounded with large open areas with parks, flower beds, walking tracks and water features, acceding alluring experiences of life.
According to Mr Vishal Gupta, Joint Managing Director, Ashiana Housing Limited"Comfort and convenience are the key features of Rangoli gardens. As this sector is on the upswing and very much in sync with the emerging needs of the masses, that's why ASHAINA and MANGLAM came up with this new project. This Rs 500 crore project will house 200 units in Phase -01 and are being offered at an unmatched price starting from just Rs.1650 per square feet."

Gujjar Agitation : Bhaisala agree to talk with Rajasthan Govt

Gujjar leader Kirodi singh bhaisala finally agree to talk with rajasthan govt after three days mahapadav in Gajipur. It is expected that gurjar leader bhaisala with other gujjar leaders will talk to govt today at jaipur. Govt stll all set for possible clash in different parts of state. Gujjar leaders call a fresh agitation from today at jaipur and ajmer so police force is all set on different routes of jaipur city from district like dausa, sawaimadhopur, tonk and other places.
The clarian call for a grand rally and sit-in in Ajmer this time by Gujjar leaders, has made the state government jittery. The issue of according Scheduled Caste status and quota is sub judiced currently. The government is panicky on Col Bainsla drastic step that is bound to disturb the peace in the state through caste clashes and violence. CM Gehlot is constantly in touch with the home department officials and and keeping an eye on the situation. Even more drama comes when Meena leader Kirori lal meena's nephew said that we will supoort gujjar community's demand and he will wecome Bhaisala on Midway. Mahua, tonk, dausa, ajmer, jaipur and chaksu is having extra police force to avoid any clash. Meanwhile Rajasthan High court ordered to take strict action if gujjar leader damage any govt property and affect the normal life in state.

Seven member of a Family commit Suicide in Jaipur

Seven member of a Family commit Suicide in a village near capital Jaipur. A woman hit her father-inlaw in a blind moment of rage. The husband and wife pondered over the fact as the old man fought for his life in hospital. And then they decided: it was impossible to live with the burden of social stigma this rash act would surely bring on them. So, the couple killed two of their five children. And then took the three other kids along to all of them jump before a speeding train. The whole family of seven is now dead, but the old man, Prabhat Jat, who is now recovering in a hospital in Jaipur, has no clue that he has lost his son Bansi Lal, daughter-in-law Sita and grandchildren Babli (13), Shravani (11), Hansa (8), Kali (7) and Babu (5). The family hails from Jairampura village under Harmada police station in Jaipur district.
Villagers said Prabhat’s three sons – Bansi, Kanha Ram and Laxman—all live in the same village. While Bansi lived with his wife and children, Prabhat lived in a separate house with his two younger sons. The family is well-off and owns 15 bighas of agricultural land and cattle. SHO, Harmada, Dharamveer Singh said police are investigating the case while the motive behind the mass suicide is yet to be ascertained. However, he said that the reason behind the couple and three children going 3 km to commit suicide while giving poison to two others is being investigated.

SC restored 4% quota for Muslims in Andhra

The Supreme Court on Thursday restored the Andhra Pradesh law providing 4% exclusive quota in jobs and educational institutions for “backward” groups among Muslims, in a development that can give a fillip to the demand for implementation of Ranganath Mishra Commission's recommendations for 15% quota for minorities. The interim order passed by SC revived the AP law which was struck down as unconstitutional by a 7-judge bench of the high court on the ground that it violated the constitutional provision forbidding faith-based quota. A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and comprising Justices J M Panchal and B S Chauhan has left it for a 5-judge Constitution Bench to decide the legality of the law which has taken the total quantum of all kinds of quotas to 49% in the state. The Constitution Bench is to start the scrutiny in the second week of August. The court, however, stayed implementation of a provision of the law which was seen as aimed at putting the entire Muslim community, except 10 groups, under the “backward” category entitled to reservations in jobs and admissions to schools and colleges.

RAC, BSF Called in Jaipur to maintain discipline

Gujjar leaders call today agitation in whole state with maha padav by gurjar community. In view of the Gujjar agitation and possible disruption of law and order, police department has made elaborate arrangements to maintain peace in the Jaipur. Six companies of Border Security Force (BSF), along with battalions of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) and other forces, will stand guard in and around Jaipur when the Gujjars proceed towards city in support of their demand for reservation on Friday. Efforts will be made that Gujjars are intercepted on the Jaipur district borders only, not allowing them to enter the city. The police and administration feel that if this is not handled properly, it can lead to severe law and order problem in the city.
With Rajasthan High Court asking the state government to make adequate arrangements in view of the stir and the state having a history of violence during previous Gujjar agitations, the police are under tremendous pressure this time. Section 144 of CrPC has already been imposed in the district allowing not more than five people to gather at a place. The district administration has also made arrangements and will deploy duty magistrates to ensure peace, it is learnt. Congress blames BJP for this while BJP blames congress, so again blame game started in state.

RPET 2010: Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test Advertisement

RPET(Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test) 2010 Notification is announced by Board of Technical Education, Jodhpur, Rajasthan on 23rd March 2010.
Application are invited from eligible candidates of Rajasthan domicile including the wards of Kashmiri Migrants for the registration of Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test - 2010 for admission to first year of undergraduate programmes leading to Bachelor’s degree in different disciplines of Engineering (B.Tech. / B.E.) in various Govt. aided and Private unaided technical institutions of Rajasthan (except BITS Pilani, MNIT Jaipur and other Deemed & Private Universities) for the session 2010-2011.
Age Limit: Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1985 are eligible, reserved candidates will get relaxation as per Govt rules.
Exam Pattern: RPET-2010 shall consist of single examination of three hours duration containing 40 objective type questions in each of the subjects of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. The total no. of questions will be 120 carrying one mark each. There will be no negative marking for wrong answer. The questions in the test booklet will be both in Hindi as well as in English.
RPET 2010 Exam Date: RPET-2010 will be conducted on 20th MAY, 2010 (Thursday) from 09.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon at the centers in the following cities : Ajmer, Alwar, Banswara, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Churu, Hindaun City, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota, Pilani, Sikar, Sirohi, Sri Ganganagar, Sawai Madhopur, Tonk and Udaipur.
RPET Applicaton form Availability Location: The Application Form along with all relevant material will be available for sale from 23rd March, 2010 from the following branches of UCO Bank during banking hours (10.00 AM to 4.00 PM, on Saturday 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM) against cash payment of Rs. 700/- (inclusive of examination fees).
Ajmer (1.Srinagar Road, 2.Purani Mandi), Alwar (Pansari Bazar), Balotra (Industrial Area), Baran (Hospital Road), Bharatpur (Nai Mandi), Bhilwara (Bhupalganj), Bikaner (1.JNV Colony, 2.Jain PG College), Bundi (Main Market), Chittorgarh (Ashutosh Nagar), Dausa (Naya Katla), Hanumangarh (Main Market), Jaipur (1.Mangal Marg Bapu Nagar, 2.Rajat Path Mansarover, 3.Shanti Path Jawahar Nagar, 4.Bani Park), Jaisalmer (Gandhi Colony), Jhunjhunu (Gandhi Chowk), Jodhpur (1.Nasarani Cinema Chopasni Road, 2.Paota B Road, 3.Bhati Circle), Kota (1.Rampura Bazar, 2.Vigyan Nagar), Kotputli (Main Market), agaur (Station Road), Pilani (Vidya Vihar), Sawai Madhopur (Maharana Pratap Colony), Sikar (Subhas Chowk), Sri Ganganagar (Dhan Mandi), Tonk (Jawahar Bazar), Udaipur (1.Bapu Bazar, 2.Ambamata) Forms are also available at Govt. Polytechnic College, Banswara and Govt. Engineering College, Jhalawar.
Last Date of RPET 2010 Form Submission: Application Form duly filled along with relevant documents as per Information Booklet should reach to Coordinator RPET-2010, Board of Technical Education, Rajasthan, W-6, Residency Road, Jodhpur – 342 032 by 5.00 P.M. of 10th April, 2010, irrespective of the fact that whether 10th April, 2010 is a working day or not. RPET-2010 Application Form received after last date and time shall not be accepted.
For More Information Visit
RPET 2010 Exam Notification
RPET 2010 Exams Information Booklet

Faculty Jobs at IIT Rajasthan March 2010

IIT Rajasthan invites Applications from Indian nationals for various posts in the departments of Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Economics, English & Linguistics, Philosophy and Theology, Psychology, Sociology and Classical Studies.IIT Rajasthan is one among the new set of IITs announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. The location of the IIT in Rajasthan will be announced by the Govt. of India after completion of the formalities of land acquisition for setting up the new IIT in Rajasthan
1. Associate Professor
Salary pay scale Rs.37400-67000 AGP Rs.9500
Qualification: Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) Experience: 6 years in teaching/ research/ industrial experience of which at least 3 years should be at the level of Assistant Professor.
2. Assistant Professor
Salary pay scale Rs.15600-39100 AGP Rs.8000
Qualification: Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) Experience: 3 years in teaching/ research/ industrial experience.
3. Assistant Professor (Contracts)
Salary pay scale Rs.15600-39100 AGP Rs.6000
Qualification: Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD).
How to Apply : Interested Candidates can send their applications to the Director, IIT Rajasthan, Camp Office, 3rd Floor, (Helicopter Building), IIT Kanpur Campus, Kanpur - 208016 on or before Last Date of 31/05/2010.
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Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs

Rajasthan Royals managed to beat Kings of Punjab on their home ground here by 31 runs here. Rajasthan Royals beat Kings of Punjab by 31 runs- IPL 2010. Earlier the Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field. Meanwhile, playing a good inning Shilpa Shetty’s Rajasthan Royals managed to set a target of 184 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. But Preity Zinta’s Punjab team was all out at the score of 152 runs in 19.1 overs only. From the Jaipur team Faiz Faizal was the top scorer with 45 runs. After winning the game, the Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne said, “It was one of those days where things went well for us. As a team, everybody did well at the right time.” He said further, “Trivedi bowled really well and to get rid of Bisla who was in good touch, that was something special. We were a bit sloppy in the field but did well to comeback into the game.” He said, “This tournament is all about intensity and one needs to play with a lot of character.”

Govt all set to control Gujjar Agitation in Ajmer

Rajasthan administration is all set to prevent any damage and end proposed gurjar agitation without any clash. Rajasthan administration on Tuesday imposed Section 144 in the district following the proposed Gujjar Maha Padav to be held on 26 March 2010. District collector Rajesh Yadav held a meeting of officials and asked them to remain alert in their region. He also directed that overloaded vehicles plying on the streets shall be seized. The situation is under control in the district and appropriate steps are being taken, the collector said. He asked patvaris and revenue officers to make regular visits to their areas and report suspicious things, if any, to the headquarters. He asked the police to take regular rounds of villages and alert the vigilance on highways. The district administration also called a meeting of Gujjar leaders to discuss the issue. The officials asked them not to participate in the agitation.
While Gujjars went to villages seeking the help of their community. They alleged that the government want to hinder their peaceful protest to get their rights. "It is a Gandhian way of showing the protest but if the government force us, then they will be responsible for the consequence," said Om Parkash Badana, in-charge of the Ajmer region of Gujjar Arakshan Sangarsh Samiti.
What is section 144: Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) empowers a district government to issue orders in public interest that may place a ban on an activity for a specific period of time extending to two months.

Fresh Gujjar agitation 'Maha padav' in Rajasthan from 26 March

Gujjar leaders are all set for fresh agitation in Rajasthan and to burn state in the fire of Reservation from 26 March 2010. Gurjar or Gujjar leaders has given a fresh call for a ‘Maha Padav’ or grand sit-in starting from March 26, in Ajmer. It is being claimed by the Gujjar leaders that at least two lakh Gujjars will join the protest. The protest leaders have asked every member of the Gujjar community to bring five kilogram of shakkarpara and bottles of water with them to participate in the Padav. According to Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla the agitation is getting an unprecedented support of thousands of members of the community. The railway administration is on the alert and has demand extra force to safeguard tracks in the district.
Om Parkash Badana, in-charge of the agitation, is reported to have said, “We are asking the women to start preparing chapattis for the members who will sit for the protest from March 26. Expecting a prolonged stir, the leaders are emphasising on food storage and availability of water.” “We are vigilant about the agitation and will definitely demand extra force from the state to secure the railway tracks in the district,” said Laxman Meena, deputy SP of RPF. “The rail track in Ajmer is important as it links Gujarat to northern India and also serves as a link to Udaipur city. Looking at the past approach of Gujjars during agitation, we are being very cautious,” said an official. The officials also talked the matter with the local administration. A company of RPF has been ordered to continuously inspect the railway track and report anything found suspicious.

Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Fight to rise from BOTTOM

Kings XI and Rajasthan Royals are at the bottom of the points table with just one win out of the four matches they played in the event so far and both the teams need to get their acts together to be in with the slighest chance of progressing to the semifinals. Notwithstanding, their performance in the tournament so far, on paper Kings XI look a more formidable side as the team has plenty of international stars up its ranks. As if Yuvraj Singh's return to form was not enough of a worry for Rajasthan, Kings XI, who snapped their losing streak with a thrilling Super Over win over Chennai Super Kings last Saturday, got a major boost when Aussie speedster Brett Lee and opener Shaun Marsh joined the side on Monday.
Rajasthan's main weapon would be the spin department as they rely heavily on slow bowling. If not the bat, Pathan has proved his worth with his slow off-spinners that proved more than handy against Kolkata. To help Rajasthan's cause, captain Shane Warne seems to have found his mojo as he extracted drift and turn from the wicket against Kolkata to keep the batsmen on tenterhooks.
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India needs 800 more universities: Kapil Sibal

India will need at least 800 more universities and another 35,000 colleges in the next 10 years to increase the percentage of students going for higher education from the present 12.4% in the country, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said on Wednesday. "India has about 480 university and about 22,000 colleges. If we were to increase that figure of 12% to 30%, we will need another 800 to a thousand universities in the next ten years. We will need another 35,000 colleges in the next ten years...we are still below 40% which I think is critical," he said.
Sibal was speaking at the first contact group meeting of Parliamentarians for Education of the UNESCO South Asia Cluster, in which delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka and other south Asian countries participated.

Government Employees allowed to fly first class!

Government has relaxed the austerity drive undertaken last year and from April 1, government employees will be allowed to fly first class. "The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that with effect from April 1, 2010, travel on government account by air, both domestic and international may take place by the entitled class," an official statement said.
Last September, in the midst of the global financial crisis, the government had directed its employees not to fly first class on government account, irrespective of their entitlement, and fly economy for all domestic travels. However, the government has not relaxed the austerity directive in case of Leave Travel Concession.

Kolkata fire Death toll rise to 24

Eight more bodies were recovered from the 150-year-old heritage building in upscale Park Street, raising the toll in the devastating fire that swept the building on Tuesday to 24. Firefighters who began search operations last night from the top floor of the Stephen Court, housing restaurants, offices and residences, said the bodies were mainly recovered from the fifth and sixth floors of the seven-storeyed building. Stating that the fire was completely under control although smoke was billowing out from one or two pockets, police said 20 of the injured were admitted to various hospitals. So far six of the dead have been identified. Missing reports had been filed for 29 others, they said. The search operations were continuing this morning but it was unlikely that there were any bodies trapped in the building. A team of forensic experts will visit the spot to ascertain the cause of the fire.

Blast derails Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani coaches

Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express had a miraculous escape when ten of its coaches and the engine derailed near Gaya station following an explosion triggered by Maoists. The accident took place late last night between Kasta and Paraiya stations under Gaya-Mughalsarai section of the East Central Railway. Rail traffic was disrupted in the section since midnight last night as cranes were engaged to remove the affected bogies. Passengers were taken to Mughalsarai by a rescue train from where a special train was arranged to send them to New Delhi.
The explosive planted in the tracks between Kasta and Paraiya stations went off shortly after the train left Gaya station, district Superintendent of Police Sushil Khopde said, adding a medical team with rescue train was sent to the spot. There was no casualty or serious injury, Khopde said, adding none of the derailed bogies fell on its side which possibly was the reason why no casualty took place.

Naxal movement founder Kanu Sanyal dead

Naxal leader Kanu Sanyal, one of the founding members of the Naxalite movement, reportedly committed suicide in his village near Siliguri in West Bengal on Tuesday. The 78-year-old was found hanging at his residence in Seftullajote village, 25 kms from Siliguri. He was reportedly disillusioned by the path taken by the current leadership of Maoists in India. A bachelor, Sanyal was also suffering from old age related ailments. The body has been sent for post-mortem, Inspector General of Police (North Bengal) K L Tamta said. Sanyal was one of the founders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) formed in 1969.

Cairn India discover More Oil Reserves in Rajasthan

The Petroleum Ministry sources reported that some fresh oil reserves have been discovered by Cairn India in Rajasthan oilfields. The oil production of India will be increased by 23% by 2011 with the opening of new oil reserves which indicates that the oils reserves are quite large. The company has not yet announced it. Murli Deora, the Petroleum Minister of India congratulated the Chief Executive of Cairn, Rahul Dhir for discovering the oil fields. Cairn India said, "Resource base provides potential to produce 240,000 barrel of oil per day (as against previous estimate of 175,000 bpd)," It also said that its Thar Desert oil reserves in Rajasthan have reached 4 billion barrels. The present oil yield from Rajasthan oilfield is 20,000 barrels per day and Cairn India’s aim is to increase it to 125,000 barrels per day by 2010 end.

Did INDIA Really Need unique identification number

Hi All,
I come to know some fact with one of my reader on, which really give me a reason to think about the Unique Identification Project. These are some of world which he(David Greenwood) share with me
"I am amazed that this ID card scheme is even being contemplated. Considering that approx 42% of all Indians live below the International poverty line of $1.25c per DAY !.
And also approx 49% of the WORLDS underweight children live in India, .Is testament to a fundamentaly flawed Political system.
The man chosen to implement the ID card syastem in India, is on a salary of at least $230,000.00 PA. And is worth personally in excess of One Billion US Dollars. So this man is living quite well in a Country that is experiencing dire problems.
Why would someone on the poverty line living in squaller be interested in having an ID card, they cant afford trousers with pockets in which to put it?
Looks like a big fraud against all Indians if you ask my opinion, and I am not Indian, but English, so I know what a corrupt Government is capable of, just look at the UK, it is rife with scandal and deceipt in Government.
Who will most benefit from the ID card?
Who will pay for it ?? ( International Aid)
What use will it be to the average Indian?
Can you eat it?
How many Indians living in poverty will ever use it?
Dont you honestly accept that India is underdeveloped and suffering much poverty and famine? Surely any Government would strive to improve the lives of its people , prior to enslaving them to a piece of plastic.
1.2 Billion Indians being forced to buy something they probably would rather not wste the money they have not got on buying. I can only summize that if I only had $1.25 c per day in wages , the very last thing I would like to see was an ID card and a crate of Evian water for my politicians to drink.
Wake up and smell the roses. ( no offence intended)

Once read the Research Paper titled "CONCEPTUALISATION, MEASUREMENT AND DIMENSIONAL ASPECTS OF POVERTY IN INDIA" by P.D. Joshi, Department of Statistics, India. Website Link


Rajasthan High Court to remove 18 Judges

Rajasthan High Court has recommended the removal of 18 of them at the district level, after they were found corrupt and incompetent by a probe panel. The decision was taken at a full court meeting of the high court held at Jodhpur on Saturday, attended by a majority of all the 27 judges, Hindustan Times has learnt. The action followed a “lengthy discussion” on the report of the probe panel headed by Justice K.S. Rathore of the high court. “The meeting — chaired by chief justice Jagdish Bhalla — passed a resolution accepting the recommendation of a five member probe panel to give compulsory retirement to the district judges against whom allegations have been proved,” said a judge present at the meeting. “All the judges present at the meeting agreed that there should zero tolerance against corruption in the judiciary, but there were differences on the degree of action against erring judges,” said another judge. Apart from 18 district judges, the services of three judicial magistrates are also likely to be terminated. The High Court has decided to recommend the compulsory retirement of all the 21 judges under Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS). The final decision in the matter rests with the governor, who will decide after consulting the state government.

Rajasthan Royals registered first win in IPL 3

Rajasthan Royals registered a resounding victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the DLF-IPL III here on Saturday. Knocking down the stumps of Manoj Tiwary in his second over and Brad Hodge in the first ball of his fourth over, Yusuf Pathan exulted as if to signal an emphatic victory for a beleaguered side in the eight-team competition. Pathan's off breaks on the dry surface — the ball being tossed to him by skipper Shane Warne to open the attack in defence of 168 — struck the telling blows that allowed no leeway for Kolkata Knight Riders to attempt a win whose run rate that had climbed to nearly 18 in the last three overs. Returning to its home ground at Motera for the second of its four matches scheduled at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, Royals defeated Knight Riders by 34 runs.

Four Rajasthan BJP MLAs in Hospital after scuffle with Marshals

The Rajasthan Assembly witnessed chaotic scenes yesterday, as the BJP MLAs were evicted from the Rajasthan Assembly and four of them were admitted to hospital following a scuffle with the Marshals. The drama began on Wednesday, as BJP Chief Whip Rajendra Rathore and MLA Hanuman Beniwal were suspended from the house for unruly behaviour. While Rathore was suspended for a year, Beniwal was suspended for the rest of the session. They were suspended for arguing with state Home Minister Shanti Dhariwal. When the suspended MLAs refused to leave the house on Friday, they were evicted by the Marshals. During the scuffle, senior BJP leaders Gulabchand Kataria, Vasudev Devnani, Shankar Singh and Bahadur Singh suffered minor injuries or uneasiness and were admitted to SMS Hospital.
The BJP MLAs are staging a sit-in dharna at the Assembly Hall, demanding the revocation of suspension of their MLAs and action against Home Minister Shanti Dhariwal. Deputy Leader of Opposition Ghanshyam Tiwari has begun an indefinite hunger strike. The BJP has threatened to launch a state-wide campaign and a jail-bharo andolan at all district headquarters of Rajasthan on Monday, if no action is taken against Dhariwal.

Govt increase 8% DA for central govt employees

The Union Cabinet has approved a eight per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees with effect from January 1. About 50 lakh central government employees would get 8 percentage points increase in their dearness allowance (DA), as a proposal in this regard has been cleared by the Cabinet on Friday. Pensioners will get the dearness relief too, highly placed sources said. The DA would be revised from 27 per cent to 35 per cent of basic salaries, giving some respite from high inflation. The increase would be given with retrospective effect from January this year. The DA revision is based on the consumer price index (CPI) for industrial workers, which has been showing a steep increase along with other indices of the price rise. The CPI for industrial workers increased to 16.2 per cent in January from 10.4 per cent a year ago.

Two Ajmer engineering college student died in accident

Two Ajmer engineering college student died in accident on jaipur road. One of them is former student of ECA while another victim is Final student of this college. As per initial report student are identified as Former student hemendra from khetri and final year student Vikas Sikar. Accident happen when their car crash into a restaurant near MDS University.

DMRC to run Metro rail in Jaipur

DMRC will run Metro rail in Jaipur and also construct the metro for pink city. This decision was taken by high power chief secretory committee in capital jaipur. There are still some formalities are left but that will be completed by next week meeting. Hope jaipur metro construction work will soon get ground.

Jaipur boy Sanchit got 3rd rank in Science Olympiad

Sanchit a bright student from jaipur got 3rd rank in science Olympiad compilation conducted by science Olympiad foundation. Sanchit is student of class 10th from Cambridge court high school, Mansarovar Jaipur.

Saina Nehwal among top five in the world

India's ace badminton player Saina Nehwal has gained her career-best rankings after she gained the fifth spot following her stupendous show in the All England Badminton Championships earlier this month. Riding on her fantastic show, the Indian gained a couple of spots in the latest list with 58516.7646 points in her kitty. However, the rankings are widely dominated by the Chinese players as there are six shuttlers in top 10. Saina is behind four chinese players - Yihan Wang (1), Wang Lin (2), Xin Wang (3) and Jiang Yanjiao (4).
Saina had become the first Indian woman to reach the semi-finals of the prestigious All England Open. Although Saina lost in the semi-finals at Birmingham, it was something that would give her a lot of confidence for the upcoming international tournaments. Saina, who turned 20 on Wednesday has had a good year in 2009 where she was victorious in the Indonesian Open Super Series Tournament and reached the semi-finals of the World Super Series Masters Final. In addition, she reached the quarter-finals of the World Championships, Malaysian Open, Denmark Open, French Super Series, Swiss Open, Indian Open and Singapore Open in 2009. She won the Phillippines Open in 2006 and won the Yonex Chinese Taipei Open in 2008 as well.

Rajasthan plan to produce 4200 MW Power

Rajasthan Energy Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said the State Government had sanctioned two new power projects in the public sector and three in private sector in 2009 with the target to produce 4,280 MW power and had so far spent Rs.56.92 crore on the ventures in the public sector. In his written reply to a question by two members in the State Assembly, Mr. Singh said the land for the public sector projects at Chhabra and Suratgarh had been acquired and a proposal sent for coal linkage to the Union Coal Ministry. Tenders have also been invited for the projects.
For the three projects planned at Banswara, Giral and Gudha in the private sector, the process for land acquisition is underway. Mr. Singh said enough lignite was available for Giral and Gudha, while the Coal Ministry had been formally approached for allocation of coal for the Banswara project. The Minister pointed out that the State Government had sanctioned in principle six projects of 4,780 MW for execution during the 12th Five Year Plan to meet the rising demand for electricity in future. Mr. Singh said the State Government had also spent Rs.158.01 crore till the previous month for construction of new 33 KV Grid sub-stations in villages with a view to strengthening the power infrastructure in the rural areas.

Kallis, Praveen brings drought for Rajasthan Royals

Bangalore Royal Challengers scored a comprehensive 10-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League here Thursday night. A hat-trick by medium-pacer Praveen Kumar and a three-wicket haul by skipper Anil Kumble enabled the home team to dismiss Rajasthan for 92 runs, and then the Bangalore openers Manish Pandey (42) and man-of-the-Match Jacques Kallis (44) knocked off the runs without being separated.
Yousuf Pathan top-scored for Royals with 26 and Praveen's three-in-a-row cost him 18 runs off four overs, and Kumble bowled a ball less to claim three wickets conceding only nine runs. Kallis got two wickets for 20.
Brief scores: Rajasthan Royals 92 (Yousuf Pathan 26, Praveen Kumar 3 for 18, Anil Kumble 3 for 9, Jacques Kallis 2 for 20), Royal Challengers 93 for no loss (Manish Pandey 42 not out, Jacques Kallis 44 not out).

Rajasthan Rebari community support Govt move; opposes Gujjar agitation

The Rebari community--a social group categorised as a backward class along with Gujjars and two other castes--, has welcomed the Gehlot Government's move of granting special packages for their social elevation and condemned Col Kirodi Singh Bainsla led Gujjar Reservation Action Committee for resumption of agitation from March 26. Talking to reporters here today, a group of community leaders including sitting MLA Ratna Ram Devasi felt that the state government's stand on the reservation issue was justified and its initiative for granting a special package to the four castes would prove to be a boon to youngsters of the above group. Mr Devasi said provision of scholarships to students of the class, assistance for gearing them up for competitive examinations and setting up of ITIs and other establishments would make the youth more employment efficient.
He said reverting the four communities into the OBCs until the judicial clearance to the Rajasthan Reservation Bill 2009, was also a welcome step by the government as it would enable our youth to avail benefit of reservation under the OBC class in recruitment for 70,000 posts being filled by the state government. Mr Devasi condemned Gujjar leader Col Bainsla's demand of stopping recruitment process till judicial clearance to the new Reservation Act and said this would have harmed the interests of a large number of unemployed youth, who were awaiting eagerly for opening of recruitment process.
Meanwhile, the state government has also reverted for the time being, four castes into OBCs to enable them to avail benefit of existing reservation for recruitment on 70,000 posts in government jobs. The Gujjar Action Committee has given a call for agitation from March 26 in protest against the government's move and stopping recruitment until the judicial clearance to the new Reservation Act. Meanwhile, a delegation of about 75 Rebari community leaders met Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to express gratitude for the package and solidarity with government's initiatives.

Six student of Jaipur Medical college suspended on ragging

Six Medical students of a Sitapura-based private medical college were suspended on Tuesday for allegedly ragging and assaulting a junior on the campus. While five of the suspended are MBBS students, one is a BDS student. A case was also registered against them at the local police station. According to Arun Sharma (20), a first year pharmacy student of Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, a group of MBBS students attacked him twice on Monday without any provocation. Arun had earlier complained to the college management about harassment by some seniors. The suspended have been identified as Ashwini Choudhary, Chhote Lal Garhwal, Deepak Kundu, Rajesh Sharma, Ankur Kotewa (all MBBS students) and Sudhir Singh Jhakhar (BDS).
The victim was hospitalised for a short period on Monday evening and has since returned to his house. He is a resident of Sitapura area, whereas other students involved in the incident are mostly hostelers. “The six suspended students have been asked to keep off the college campus till the inquiry is over,” said Dr Sudheer Sachdeva, CEO, MGM group. The college management had also written to police seeking action against them, he said. “We followed the case as per the anti-ragging guidelines of the Supreme Court,” he added.

Beniwal-Dhariwal clash adjourned Rajasthan Assembly

The Rajasthan Assembly was today adjourned for the day after suspending BJP member Hanuman Beniwal and formalising day's business that included budgetary demands of three key departments amid din without discussion. Earlier, the House witnessed unruly scenes coupled with heated exchanges between Treasury and Opposition Benches and slogan shouting in the well over allegations of corruption against people occupying positions in state government. Following this, the House was adjourned thrice for a total period of two and a half hours. The trouble erupted during the Zero Hour when mr Beniwal, while speaking on his rejected adjournment motion, made allegations against the people holding positions in the state government. Mr Beniwal alleged that the government "unduly" waived off liquor contractors' dues of Rs 50 crore. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal protested saying it was unfair on the part of the member to make such allegation without prior notice and specification.
Senior members from the Opposition Benches, including BJP Deputy Leader Ghanshyam Tiwari, also pacified Mr Beniwal and held that he should not have made the allegations in such a manner. Government Chief Whip Virendra Beniwal moved the motion for suspension of the BJP MLA for remaining period of the current session. This agitated BJP members who mobbed into the well and started shouting slogan, following which Mr Jadawat adjourned the House for an hour. In the meantime, all the Opposition members were raising slogans from the well of the House.

Central University of Rajasthan alloted 500 acre land on NH 8

Central University of Rajasthan alloted 500 acre land on Ajmer-Jaipur National highway No 8 . This will be largest university of rajasthan with more than 100 courses in upcoming times with world class facility. UGC Started first phase of work at site between kishangarh-dudu town with boundary wall construction. RITES, EIL and CPWD will help to design and construct the site of central university so that it will be amongs best university campus of nation. For temporary basis campus will start from RK Patni Govt college, kishangarh.
About Central University, Rajasthan: The Central University of Rajasthan was established by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 25 of 2009) on 20th March, 2009 as a Central University, and is fully funded by the Government of India.
Temporary Office Address of the University:
Central University of Rajasthan, 16, Navdurga Colony, Near Fortis Hospital, Opp. Hotel Clarks Amer, J.L.N. Marg, Jaipur-302017. Rajasthan.
Temporary Address for the conduct of the Academic Programmes:
Malaviya National Institute of Technology(MNIT), J.L.N. Marg, Jaipur - 302017.
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Baba Ramdev launches Bharat Swabhiman Party

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev announced his entry into politics by naming his party, the Bharat Swabhiman, but insisted he won’t contest elections. “I will join politics to cleanse the system,” Ramdev said. Ramdev, whose real name is Ramkishan Yadav, said his party would field candidates in all the 543 Lok Sabha seats in a bid to build a corruption-free India. It was expected that Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is planning to launch his own party though he says he won't fight elections. Baba Ramdev said he wants to 'cleanse' the system. The yoga guru would field candidates in all Lok Sabha constituencies. Ramdev, who was in Ghaziabad on March 15th to participate in a school function, targeted the UPA government for not keeping the prices of essential commodities in check and alleged: "The intention of the government is very much doubtful towards poors and farmers". “One of the main objectives of the movement is to end corruption and to bring back more than Rs300 lakh crore of black money from abroad for the country’s development,” he said. Baba Ramdev said the recent arrests of self-claimed spiritual gurus on criminal charges were “a very big conspiracy” even if some of them were indeed guilty.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni ruled out of IPL for 10 days

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been ruled out of the IPL for 10 days. Dhoni was hit on the elbow by Shane Bond during Chennai's match against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday. The Indian captain was taken to the hospital for an X-ray immediately after the match. Dhoni, who was hit by a rising delivery from fast bowler Shane Bond, had an X-ray at a private nursing home after the game. 'The nature of the injury is such that he will have to stay off the field for 10 days,' Super Kings official Russel Radhakrishnan told IANS.
The Super Kings are scheduled to take on Delhi Daredevils Friday, Kings XI Punjab Sunday, Bangalore Royal Challengers March 23 and Mumbai Indians March 25. Regardless of the injury, Dhoni played a captain's knock of 33-ball 66 to rescue his team from a position of worry to get the man of the match award. He put on 109 for an unfinished fourth-wicket stand alongside S. Badrinath to help his team score 164/3. The Knight Riders lost the game by 44 runs after being bundled out for 109 in 19.2 overs.

Centre approve 1020 Crore water project in Rajasthan

The Ministry of Finance today approved a Rs 1020 crore project for World Bank assistance to improve the acute drinking water situation in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan. Rural Development Ministry sources told UNI that the Screening Committee of the Finance Ministry cleared the Chambal-Bhilwara Water Supply Project to improve the acute water shortage prevailing in the district. The project, which was sent to the Centre by the Rajasthan Government some time back, will benefit 1600 villages, 8 towns and the district headquarters.
Under the project, water will be drawn from the Chambal river to Bainsrodgarh. Till now, water shortage was being met by carrying water through trains to Bhilwara which was having a desert like situation with very low water table, sources added.

Engineering college student commit suicide in Kota

Engineering college student commit suicide in Kota. A 22-year-old engineering student was found hanging from a tree in front of his rented accommodation at Kunhari area of Kota town on Tuesday. The reason behind him taking the extreme step is yet to be ascertained. According to the police, the deceased, Yogesh Chaudhary (22), a native of Mathura in UP, was a student of Vedant College of Engineering and Technology, located in Bundi district. He was staying in a rented room at Riddhi Siddhi Nagar in Kunhari. On Tuesday, locals spotted his body hanging from a tree in a vacant plot. They immediately informed his landlord and the police. SHO, Kunhari, Mahendra Pal said no suicide note was found on the spot.

Rajasthan royals Smith and Mascarenhas out of IPL

Rajasthan Royals' hope of regaining the IPL trophy received a huge blow as their hard-hitting opener Graeme Smith and all-rounder Dmitri Mascarenhas were ruled out of the ongoing Twenty20 tournament due to injuries. Smith fractured his right middle finger when he took a brilliant catch to dismiss opener Virender Sehwag, while Mascarenhas injured his ankle when he attempted a quick second run but was run out during the match against Delhi Daredevils here yesterday. According to reports, Smith has aggravated his finger injury sustained during South Africa's tour to India early this year. With the injuries to these two key players, the Rajasthan Royals' chances in the ongoing third edition of IPL looked in doldrums as they are without the services of two another crucial players all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was banned from this year's tournament and Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who is yet to join the team.
Rajasthan Royals will not be allowed replacements for Graeme Smith and Dmitri Mascarenhas, who have been ruled out for the rest of the Indian Premier League because of injuries. A top IPL official confirmed to DNA that the struggling former champions cannot avail any replacement at this stage of the tournament.
The Royals said they will soon be getting reinforcements as some of their foreign recruits are on their way to India. According to them, Johan Botha (South Africa off-spinner) and Adam Voges (Australian all-rounder) will be joining the squad in the next few days. Besides, there is ‘immediate backup’ in the form of Damien Martyn and Michael Lumb. The team is also hoping that star all-rounder Shane Watson will be back in time to give a boost to their campaign. The Australian is expected to join the squad by April 2. “No decision has been made about seeking replacement. We have enough back-up,” Sean Morris, the chief executive of the team, said. Earlier, an RR spokesman said Smith would return to South Africa after fracturing his finger while taking a catch during Royals’ match against Delhi Daredevils in Ahmedabad on Monday night.

Nation celebrates Hindu Calander new year

President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari greeted the nation on the occasion of spring new year, to be celebrated Tuesday under different names in various parts of the country. 'On the auspicious occasion of Chaitra Sukladi, Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Cheti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba, I send my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens,' the president said in a statement. 'May these festivals bring peace, happiness and prosperity to all our people and promote oneness and harmony in society,' she added.
Vice President Hamid Ansari also wished the nation on the occasion. In a statement, he said: 'My warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Chaitra Sukhladi and Cheti Chand.' 'Celebrated in unique ways in different parts of the country, these festivals herald the beginning of the new year. The rituals and the festivities associated with these occasions reflect our rich and diverse culture and promote social harmony and unity,' he added.
The festivals, called Navreh in Kashmir, Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Gudi Padava in Maharashtra, Cheti Chand by the Sindhi community, signify the advent of spring and fall on the first day of the month of Chaitra according to the Hindu calendar.

Vasundhara Raje elected new General secretary in BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari today announce the party's new team which also includes Former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje in new role of General secretary in BJP. Gadkari's new team has a blend of youth and experience. The new A-team of the BJP would have 11 vice-presidents, 10 general secretaries and 15 secretaries.
List of new 11 vice-presidents:Shanta Kumar, Kalraj Mishra, Vinay Katiyar, Bhagatsingh Koshiyari, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Karuna Shukla, Najma Heptullah, Hema Malini, Bijoya Chakravarti, Purushottam Rupala and Kiran Ghai
List of new 10 General secretary: Ravishankar Prasad, Dharmendra Pradhan, Narendrasingh Tomar, Ramlal, Anant Kumar, Thavarchand Gehlot, Jagat Prakash Nadda, Arjun Munda, Vijay Goel and Vasundhara Raje Scindia.
List of 15 New secretary: Varun Gandhi, Santosh Gangwar, Smriti Irani, Saroj Pandey, Kiran Maheshwari, Tapir Gao, Navjot Singh Siddhu, Ashok Pradhan, Muralidhar Rao, Dr. Kirit Somaiyya, Dr. Laxman, Captain Abhimanyu, Arati Mehra, Bhupendra Yadav and Vani Tripathi.
The list does a few surprises though. The inclusion of former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, despite being not in the good books of former BJP president Rajnath Singh, can be seen as the heralding of a new era in the party; that of Nitin Gadkari and his choices.. Varun Gandhi’s elevation as secretary would also raise some eyebrows as there have been reports that many senior party functionaries were opposed to the idea of giving him any party post. However, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) reportedly backed Varun Gandhi as it sees him as a counter to Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

Foreign universities can now open campus in India

Indian Government finally approved a bill to allow foreign education providers set up campuses in India and offer degrees. The Foreign Educational Institution (Regulation of Entry and Operation) Bill, 2010, was cleared by the Union Cabinet presided by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. This paves way for its introduction in Parliament. "This is a milestone which will enhance choices, increase competition and benchmark quality," HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said after the approval of the bill by Cabinet. The bill seeks to regulate the entry and operation of foreign institutions, which will set up centre and offer degrees in India. This bill was hanging fire for over last four years owing to opposition from various quarters, including the Left parties, over certain provisions. The bill was approved by the Cabinet without any change on Monday.
The regulatory body in higher education, either UGC or any other body that would replace UGC, will scrutinise the proposals of aspiring institution as per India's priorities and advice government whether to allow the institute operate in India. Sibal has already said that quota laws will not be applicable to foreign universities setting up campuses in India. The proposed law would facilitate the globally renowned institutes to participate in India's higher education sector. It will bring in foreign education providers for vocational education training also.

Shootout near ISRO Bangalore centre

A shootout between two unidentified men and security guards took place near ISRO's Byalalu Centre in Bangalore on Tuesday morning. According to TV reports, two unidentified men moving in a suspicious manner near the ISRO Centre opened fire on the security guards on being interrogated by them. The guards retaliated by firing at the two men who managed to escape after they came under attack.
"Two people were seen moving in a suspicious manner outside our centre," ISRO spokesman S Satish told Reuters. "The police immediately challenged them, and they opened fire in retaliation. The shootout continued for some time before the two men fled." "The police are investigating. It is up to them to see whether it was a terror attack," he added. The home ministry sees ISRO buildings as a high priority target for terrorists, and has beefed up security around them after warnings of possible attacks.

What makes Rajasthan royals special

Rajasthan Royals, owned by Emerging Media, represents the state of Rajasthan and is based in the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. The team embodies the royal elegance, style, valor and class of Rajasthan and its people. The Rajputs of Rajasthan are famous for their courage, strength and fighting prowess - qualities fittingly epitomized by the team as well. Just like the lions, the Rajasthan Royals are the kings of the IPL. The journey to the top however was not an easy one. The Royals were branded as the 'underdogs' as we boasted of no 'icon player' and consisted of hitherto lesser known cricketers. However, that did not deter us from believing in ourselves and performing to our potential. We began our campaign with a defeat which made our resolve to win the IPL even stronger. The defeat was followed by a string of victories all strung together by our legendary captain and coach, Shane Warne. Warnie was the inspiration behind the team's stupendous success in the IPL. He was ably supported by the team who rallied around their leader in unison. It was this special ability which helped us become the champions of the IPL inaugural trophy.
Rajasthan Royals, even though they were champions in 2008, are now considered among weakest team in IPL Season 3 even they're the team most fans love to support after their own. They possess the tournament's fastest bowler and perhaps its most destructive batsman but, a few overseas players apart, also a bunch of boys who aren't individually threatening. Their captain, formerly the world's greatest legspinner, is now a glamorous poker player, an expert at staying in fashion and the team's chief inspiration. He's fashioned a team in his own image, one that in his own words "plays to entertain".

Blast at Pokhran firing range kills 4 Armymen in Western Rajasthan

Four Army jawans killed in a blast in a firing range in Pokhran in Rajasthan. The incident occurred last night when the troops were firing 81 mm mortars and one of the shells exploded, killing the four jawans at the range, about 40 km from here, army sources said today. The army has ordered a probe into the reasons behind the accident, they said in New Delhi.
In March 2008, three army personnel were killed and two others were injured during the 'Brazen Chariots' exercise in the same field firing range. A 125-mm mortar gun had exploded even as the personnel were firing it for a live demonstration while the army's top brass, defence attaches and diplomats from foreign countries were watching the exercise.

St Xavier college Jaipur soon in Pink City

One of the oldest schools in the city, St Xavier School will be branching out to start its own college. The school, founded in 1941 by Jesuit Society, will be initially launching degree courses in its college, to be affiliated to Rajasthan University. In the first session starting in July 2010, the college will admit students in three streams-- Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA). The Jesuit Society plans a big campus -- similar to the school's -- either at Jagatpura or Ajmer Road, though the college will be run from the Hathroi Fort Road campus in the first year.
"This new initiative by the Jesuits was inspired by the present national higher education policy which involves expansion, excellence and inclusion. The college aims to transcend the existing level of education in Jaipur with the help of an expert faculty and a thoroughly researched curriculum, providing holistic development to its students," said Fr Varkey Perekkatt, manager, St Xavier's College. "The BBA and BCA streams will have 60 seats each, which, if the university allows, can go up to 100. However, we will have a minimum of 100 seats in the BCom stream, with at least two sections. The medium of instruction will be English with a highly-qualified faculty," said Fr Varkey. The college already got NOC for 11 subjects in arts and six in science stream, which will be launched once the college gets a full-fledged campus.

ONGC may setup Oil refinery in Barmer Rajasthan

Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) may setup Oil refinery in barmer district of rajasthan as per initial reports from Petroleum minister Murli and media report. Earlier IOC has regretted its participation as equity partner in the proposed Barmer refinery due to the financial constraints faced by the corporation and now ONGC may brings some smile on face. Originally proposed in 2004-05, the project was declared economically unviable after the previous Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan did not agree to give fiscal incentive like interest free loan and sales tax exemption for the products to be produced at the 15 million tonnes a year unit. After Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot renewed the demand of setting up refinery project in the state last year, ONGC decided to do a feasibility study again considering the fiscal concession that the state government was willing to extend to the project.
The refinery was proposed to turn the crude oil produced by Cairn India from its Barmer fields into products. However, considering the fact that the peak oil production from the Cairn’s Barmer field, where ONGC has 30% stake, was only 8.75 million tonnes, which may last a maximum of seven years, the refinery was considered unviable. AUnion petroleum minister Murli Deora said the state would surpass all records in the next few months in petro production and the revenue in the form of royalty is estimated to be to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore once the production achieves its peak in the next few years.
Rajasthan’s Barmer-Jaisalmer basin would be the largest source of petroleum reserves in the country contributing to 21% of the total domestic production, he said. With more and more discoveries, it has the potential to emerge as the petroleum hub, he said. The minister reiterated that the final decision on the demand for refinery would be taken after the S C Tripathi committee submits its report. He asked the government to be patient and the central government would take a decision at the earliest. This refinary will held industrial growth in rajasthan as well as employment opportunity.

26 students die as College bus falls into river in Rajasthan

Accident in Dholpur district of rajasthan claim at least 26 students life of a teacher training college as student were killed after a bus carrying them plunged 60 feet deep into a river near Sawai Madhopur, 180 km west of Jaipur, early on Monday. The students were from the Mother India Teacher Training College in Khanpur tehsil of Jhalawar district. They were returning from Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. A total of 58 people including 51 students and seven staff were on the bus. According to initial reports, the bus rammed into a stationary vehicle on a bridge, broke the barrier of the bridge and fell into the river.
Superintendent of Police, Sawai Madhopur Vikas Kumar told HT that all the bodies had been recovered. We used cranes and JCBs to recover the bodies. We have 26 dead bodies at the government hospital in Sawai Madhopur. There are unconfirmed reports that 2 of the injured who were taken to Kota have died. Of the injured, 10 men and four woman students were admitted at the Maharao Bhim Singh Hospital in Kota. Chandra Prakash, a student who was slightly injured in the accident, said they had left five days back for a trip to Haridwar where the Mahakumbh is on, Mathura and Vrindavan. They were returning from Vrindavan when the accident happened.

Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan royals by 4 Runs

Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan royals by 4 Runs in first match played at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Mumbai indians win toes and elected to bat first and scored a huge score of 212/6 in 20 overs with big hits from Saurabh Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu. Rajasthan royals loose early wickets and once 66/4 in 9.2 overs but then yosuf pathan(100) blasted over mumbai indians bowlers with 8 six and 9 fours but finally loose the match in close encounter in its first match with Mumbai Indians.
Score Summary:
Mumbai Indian First Inning:
212/6 in 20 overs
Saurabh Tiwary 53 (33)
Ambati Rayudu 55 (33)
Dimitri Mascarenhas 34/2
Rajasthan Royals Second Inning:
208/7 in 20 Overs
Graeme Smith 26 (22)
Yusuf Pathan 100(37)
P Dogra 41 (29)

BSNL launches FTTH services in Jaipur

BSNL launched Fibre to the Home (FTTH) based triple play services in Pink City jaipur after Hyderabad. The services will also support enterprise applications and features such as LAN, VoIP and video conferencing. The network for the FTTH has been built on the Gigabyte Passive Optical Technology (GPON) concept. BSNL changed the world of browsing the World Wide Web in pink city which will change experience for the city. Union minister of state for telecommunications Sachin Pilot will inaugurate the Fiber-To-Home (FTH) broadband service in the capital on Saturday. This new service will make working online much faster. Experts say the FTH is the only technology with enough bandwidth to handle reliably cost effectively the projected consumer demands during the next decade. While some private players having tested the technology in some suburb housing societies in New Delhi, it has not yet been put to mass use. Telecommunication officers say that this will be the first official inauguration of the service in the country.
FTH broadband connections can deliver a multitude of digital information; telephone, video, data, more efficiently than the traditional medium of copper cables for about the same price. This high bandwidth connection improvises the quality of Internet Protocol TV systems and has been globally accepted by both domestic and small business users. Sachin Pilot, along with BSNL CMD, Kuldeep Goyal, will unveil the facility at the BSNL office in the city.