US President Obama may visit india in November this year

US President Barack Obama has told External Affairs Minister S M Krishna that he was looking forward to his maiden visit to India in November. The two leaders met at the Natural History Museum in New York, where President Obama hosted a reception on Thursday for world leaders gathered in the city to attend the UN General Assembly. Obama told Krishna that he was looking forward to his first visit to India in early November. Earlier in the day, speaking at the annual General Assembly, Obama described India as a "thriving democracy." "I will visit India, which peacefully threw off colonialism and established a thriving democracy of over a billion people," he said.
Meanwhile, Krishna has been busy with meeting his counterparts in bilateral sessions and multilateral sessions discussing several foreign policy issues ranging from climate change to the Middle East peace talks. Krishna will be speaking at a special session on disarmament later on Friday, and he will also attend a Security Council meeting on the situation in Sudan where a referendum is scheduled in January, which will decide whether South Sudan will secede from North Sudan. Krishna will also meet the leaders from G4 (Brazil, India, Japan and Germany) countries that are all trying to get into the Security Council. Later in the evening, Krishna will be hosting a reception for foreign dignitaries.

Rajasthan gets 12 Solar project under JLNNM Scheme

Rajasthan government's twelve solar power projects, one mega watt each, have been approved by the Centre under the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Mission, an official said today. Under the mission, roof top and small solar projects of one MW each would be set up in the state, the official of Rajasthan Non-Conventional Energy Corporation said. An investment of Rs 200 is expected to be made in this sector and about 216 lakh units of power would be produced, he said.

MP Kirorilal Meena released after arrest

Jhalawar police on Thursday arrested Dausa MP Kirorilal Meena from Manohar Thana under Section 151 in order to prevent unrest and maintain law and order in the area. Meena was, however, released in the evening. Tension has been prevailing in the area after three tribals were killed in clash with policemen over rape of a tribal woman by three members of minority community. The MP visited the area on Wednesday in order to take stock of the situation. District collector P Ramesh said Meena was confined to Alkera after arrest and was released at around 6 pm on a personal bond. Ramesh said that the situation is under control and no violence was reported on Thursday.

Peepli Live to be India's entry for Oscars

Aamir Khan's Peepli Live to be India's entry for Oscars this year. Aamir Khan's Peepli Live is critics acclaimed as it show the real picture of Media and farmers suicides in india. This movies was also named the Best First Feature Film at the recently concluded 31st Durban International Film Festival. Helmed and written by Anusha Rizvi in her first directorial venture, the film is a satire on the farmers' suicides and subsequent media and political response in India. This is aamir khan production's second movie in race of Oscar after Lagaan. Hope this time india win oscar in Movie.
Peepli Live will be India's official entry to this year's Academy Awards (Oscar) in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Announcing this at a press meet here on Friday, selection committee chairman K.S. Sethumadhavan said: “ Peepli Live is a reflection of India's culture and ethos, even as it highlights the burning problem — farmer suicides.” “During the selection process, Tamil movie Angadi Theru competed closely and we considered various criteria before selecting Peepli Live,” Film Federation of India president L. Suresh said. Calling Peepli Live a ‘social satire,' producer-director Ravi Kottarakara said it brought out the pain of poverty. The subtle humour, which runs throughout the film, sends across the message of social awareness in a far more effective way than a melancholic film would, he added. The selection committee comprised 15 members, including directors S. Krishnaswamy, Jayaraj and Sekhar Das, sound recordist S.K. Srivastava, writers G. Neelakanta Reddy and C.G. Rajendra Babu, music director Gangai Amaran, and costume designer Anu Vishnu. Five Tamil films — Singam, Madharasapattinam, Angadi Theru, Raavanan and Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya — were among the 27 films initially shortlisted. Paa, Raajneeti, My Name is Khan, Three Idiots and Pazhassi Raja also made it to the list.

Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi video HD launched

XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi The XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi’s theme song, Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto (Live, Rise, Ascend, Win), music maestro A. R. Rahman’s call to the people and athletes of India and the Commonwealth to come out and play.

RPSC 457 Recruitments for Lecturers in Rajasthan Colleges 2010

RPSC invites application on OMR Application Forms for following Jobs vacancies of Lecturers :
Job Type: Lecturers (Vyakhyata)
Total Post: 457 posts in various subjects in Colleges in Rajasthan,
Pay Scale : PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100 Grade Pay Rs.6000/-,
Age : 21-35 years
OMR Application Form : OMR Application Form and brochure can be collected from at the cost of Rs.250/- (Rs.150/- for OBC of non-creamy layer, Rs.50/- for SC/ST)
How to Apply : OMR Application forms should be send by Registered post / Speed post or in person at RPSC on or before 02/11/2010.
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SC stays HC verdict in Ayodhya title suit for 1 week

The Supreme Court has stayed for a week the Ayodhya title suit verdict that was due to be pronounced by Allahabad High Court on Friday and will hear the plea for deferment of the judgement next Tuesday. The Supreme Court's decision on Thursday came after an appeal to the stay on the judgment, saying the matter could be settled out of court. The court also issued notice to all the parties to the title suit and asked the attorney general to be present in the court when the case is heard on 28th September. Ramesh Chandra Tripathi, a retired bureaucrat, had filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking it to postpone the ruling on an ownership fight over a religious site in Ayodhya.
A bench of the apex court comprising Justices Altmas Kabir and A K Patnaik had on Thursday declined to hear urgently the plea to postpone the Ayodhya title suit verdict. While refusing to hear the petition filed by retired bureaucrat Tripathi, the bench had said that it did not have the "determination" to take up the issue and added that it will be listed before another Bench. Mukul Rohatgi, senior counsel appearing for Tripathi, said the Supreme Court may give a healing touch by attempting a last-ditch effort at mediation.

MP Kirodi Lal Meena arrested

Independent MP from Dausa Dr Kirodi Lal Meena was today arrested for breach of peace in Manoharthana town which witnessed violence on Monday over the issue of gang rape of a tribal woman. Dr Meena reached the place today to make on the spot assessment of the situation when he was arrested by the police officials. The situation in the troubled tribal-dominated town still continued to be tense. The violence and police firing had left three people dead on Monday. Most of the shops in market still remained closed for the third day today. BJP General Secretary and former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje- whose son Dushyant Singh represents Jhalawar constituency in the Lok Sabha-- also undertook a visit to the area.

OneWorld provides kiosk to search job at village in Rajasthan

At a kiosk set up by the NGO OneWorld Foundation India, the worker can just place his thumb on the scanner, and his job status will pop up on the screen. It is also delivered by a recorded voice. "Earlier, we used to go to the village council office to apply for a job. Now, we can come to the information service centre and apply through the computer. We can also check our job card, register complaints or get a payment receipt simply at the touch of your finger. This centre has made our lives easier," said Sumitra, a resident of Bhilwara. Workers can apply for future jobs by sending a message to a central helpline, using a special sms service.
Any complaints can be registered online and are addressed by the district administration. "Workers come here and whatever complaints they have, whether it's related to the bank or the payment, or distribution of work, they come here and register their complaint online," said Ashish Maheshwari, a district administration official. The service is so impressive, that the rural development ministry plans to extend it across the country.

PM holds meeting on CWG

The Prime Minister asked Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrashekhar to meet Commonwealth Games Federation chief Michael Fennell on Friday after he arrives in New Delhi and apprise him of the preparations. During the 90-minute meeting, Singh enquired about various aspects of the preparations from Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy, Sports Minister M S Gill, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. "The Prime Minister was briefed about the state of preparedness of the Commonwealth Games. He was informed that every effort is being made to prepare he games facilities and the village to the expected standards," Khanna later told reporters.
"Our guests will be received and welcomed in accordance with the best traditions of Indian hospitality," the Lt Governor said after the meeting which was also attened by Chandrashekhar, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon and Home Secretary G K Pillai. Apart from accusations of inefficiency, the Organising Committee and the government have also been left embarrassed by the collapse of a foot over-bridge near the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, which is the main venue for the mega-event.

Govt appeals for peace ahead of Ayodhya title verdict

Appealing for peace ahead of pronouncement of the Ayodhya title verdict, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said it would be inappropriate to reach any hasty conclusion that one side has won or that the other side has lost. In a statement two days ahead of the Allahabad High Court judgement, he asked states to take adequate measures to maintain law and order, especiallly in sensitive areas. The Home Minister said it is possible that there will be one or more judgements delivered by the three-judge special Bench. "The judgements would have to be read carefully, and the findings of the Hon'ble judges on each of the issues in the four suits would have to be analysed meticulously, before any conclusions may be drawn," he said. "It would be inappropriate to reach any hasty conclusion that one side has 'won' or that the othe other side has 'lost'," he said.
Chidambaram said it would be reasonable to assume that one or both sides would immediately apply to the special Bench for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court. "I would, therefore, appeal to all the parties to the suits as well as the general public and the media to reserve their opinions on the judgement or judgements of the Special Bench and not make any hasty pronouncements," he said while reading out the statement to reporters. Chidambaram, who did not take any questions, said it is the government's earnest hope that all sections of the people will cooperate with the government in maintaining peace, order, harmony and tranquuility.

PM gets World Statesman Award

A top US official described PM Manmohan Singh as "a man of uncommon decency and grace" who has led the way in building the Indo-US partnership, as he presented the Indian leader 'The World Statesman Award. "History will also mark with special significance Prime Minister Singh's personal contributions to the emerging partnership between the world's oldest and largest democracies, America and India," Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns said at an awards dinners in New York where the Prime Minister was awarded in absentia by the Appeals of Conscience Foundation. Burns said India's rise may be as consequential for international order and the future of the global economy as any other development in the new century, and would be in the interests of the United States.
"As President Obama prepares for an historic state visit to India later this autumn, the promise of our partnership, built on strong bipartisan foundations in both our countries, looms bright and unmistakable. "More than anyone else, it is Prime Minister Singh who has led the way in building US-India partnership," he said, citing Singh's strong support to the historic Indo-US civil nuclear deal. He said Singh's economic policies have helped India's rise within the new G-20 world, and helped produce a doubling of US-India bilateral trade in just a few years.

Infant deaths down in Rajasthan to 55 from 74

A five-year-long project on reproductive and child health in Rajasthan has yielded encouraging results, bringing down infant deaths in the state to 55 from 74 in 2006, the project officials said Tuesday. The project, which ended in June this year, was implemented in 180 villages of seven districts in Rajasthan with the financial assistance of Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). Also, the live births reported in the project areas were 54 percent boys and 46 percent girls as against 60 percent boys and 40 percent girls in 2006. These findings were disclosed at a state-level dissemination workshop organised here by Adhar Research Institute, a Jaipur based NGO which conducted the project with the network of 10 NGOs.

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Queen Baton of CWG to enter Rajasthan today

Queen Baton of Commonwealth games will today enter in Rajasthan. President of Rajasthan Olympic Association, Janardan Singh Gehlot will receive the baton in Bharatpur from his counterpart of Uttar Pradesh Olympic Association A.A.Pandey. Later, the Baton will reach Jaipur where Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and senior players of the state will receive it. AIR correspondent reports that During four day's stay in Rajasthan, the queen baton will go to Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner also.

lawyers Strike in Rajasthan finally ends

The ongoing indefinite strike by advocates in Rajasthan ended at midnight on Tuesday in a dramatic manner after all judges the state High Court held a meeting and decided to do away with the disputed judicial service exams against which the lawyers were protesting. The Rajasthan High Court had earlier in the day issued notices to agitating lawyers and the state government on a petition seeking to declare the strike illegal.
The lawyers are on a strike for almost a month alleging irregularities in the Rajasthan Higher Judicial Services examination (RHJS) 2010. The Full Court of Rajasthan HC had a meeting in the midnight and all the judges unanimously decided to do away with the disputed examination conducted for the selection of 36 additional and district sessions judges. "The lawyers have given in writing that they agree to resume court work from tomorrow," said Vinay Chawala, Principal Private Secretary to the Chief Justice.

Truth Behind "Indian National Anthem is the best in the world - UNESCO" !

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), has announced that the Indian National Anthem is the best in the world. Claims that UNESCO has chosen the Indian National Anthem as the best in the world appear to be unfounded. The story is currently circulating via email, and has also been posted to many blogs and forums, especially those that target an Indian audience. However, I could not find any evidence whatsoever that confirms the rather fanciful claim in the message.
While real fact is there is nothing about such an announcement on the UNESCO website, nor are there any credible news reports that back up the claim in any way. If such an announcement was true, it seems very likely that it would have been widely reported - and one would suspect, hotly debated - in media outlets both in India and around the world. Thus, it seems apparent that the story is no more than another pointless Internet rumour with no basis in fact. As its name suggests, UNESCO conducts very important work on an international scale in the spheres of education, science and culture. Therefore, it seems extremely unlikely that UNESCO would waste its valuable time and resources on the rather frivolous, and ultimately meaningless, exercise of nominating the world's best national anthem.
But all that matter is that we love our Nation and its Anthem who really give power to unite and work for nation.

India third most powerful nation in world - US Report

A US official report on Global governance has declared India as the third most powerful country in the world after the US and China. The new global power lineup for 2010 also predicted that New Delhi's clout in the world will further rise by 2025. Among the powerful bloc, the country has been rated fourth most powerful after the US, China and the European Union. "Global Governance 2025" was jointly issued by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) of the US and the European Union's Institute for Security Studies (EUISS).
In 2010, the US tops the list of powerful countries/regions, accounting for nearly 22 percent of the global power. The US is followed by China at 12 percent, European Union at 16 percent and India at eight percent. India is followed by Japan, Russia and Brazil with less than five percent each. According to this international futures model, by 2025 the power of the US, EU, Japan and Russia will decline while that of China, India and Brazil will increase, even though there will be no change in this listing. By 2025, the United States will still be the most powerful country of the world, but it will have a little over 18 percent of the global power. The US will be closely followed by China with 16 percent, European Union with 14 percent and India with 10 percent.

Police firing kills two in Rajasthan

Tension prevailed in Manohar-thana town of Jhalawar district when two persons belonging to the Bhil tribe were killed and another one got injured in police firing. Hundreds of armed Bhils, gathered to protest the rape of a tribal woman by three persons from a minority community, turned violent and clashed with the police on Monday afternoon. Around 25 policemen also suffered injuries in the clash and were admitted to the Jhalawar hospital for treatment. Heavy police force, including additional policemen from Kota, have been deployed in the area to prevent further violence.
Over 500 Bhils were holding a mahapanchayat 4 km away from Manoharthana to protest the September 17 rape. When police tried to stop some of them from entering a nearby minority colony, the protesters turned violent. When the agitators could not be controlled, the police opened fire. Three tribals were hurt and two of them succumbed to their injuries later. IG (Kota range) Rajeev Dasot told TOI that the police had immediately registered a case and arrested the three persons accused of rape within 24 hours. However, the Bhils still went ahead with the protest.
"In order to prevent bloodshed and control the mob, we had to open fire during which three tribals sustained injuries, out of which the condition of one was critical," he said. CM Ashok Gehlot, after talking to Manoharthana MLA Kailash Meena, announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the next kin of the dead, and government job to a member of their families. Gehlot also said that the divisional commissioner would conduct inquiry into the incident. Former CM Vasundhara Raje criticized the incident and said the state government was busy in meetings while the public was dealt with firing and lathicharge.

Rajasthan LPG dealers 1 day strike affect domestic life

Rajasthan LPG dealers 1 day strike affect normal life. LPG supply was paralyzed across Rajasthan as over 350 cooking gas dealers in the state went on a day-long strike on Monday demanding that all companies maintain demand and supply ratio in domestic sector. Distributors have to bear the consumers' anger for delay in the service. We are cursed and blamed. We do not want to own this responsibility anymore, Rajasthan State Gas Distributor Association President Deepak Singh Gehlot said.
He claimed supply of at least 1.25 lakh cylinders was affected in view of the strike giving a loss to the companies. The gas agencies ideally have to supply a cylinder to every customer in 30 days, but urban consumers have to wait for at least 50 days which goes up to 80 days for those in rural areas, Gehlot said.

Tom Cruise's to shoot MI-4 in Rajasthan this october

Two more Hollywood films–Tom Cruise's much-awaited Mission Impossible 4 and Fox Searchlight's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, starring Dev Patel– are both commencing production in Rajasthan come October. A highly placed source informs, "Tom Cruise's film is going on floors on October 10 in Udaipur. After finishing the two-month-long schedule in Udaipur, the crew will move to Jaipur for another month-long shoot." Another source reveals, "They have booked rooms in Shiv Vilas, a five-star hotel in Jaipur." The hotel authorities confirmed, "Yes, we got an inquiry from Tom Cruise's Hollywood production film for bookings in November and December, but they haven't confirmed yet."
Meanwhile, Fox Searchlight starts The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with Dev Patel in Udaipur. The film, which is based on Deborah Moggach's book, These Foolish Things, tentatively stars Julie Christie, Judi Dench and Tom Wilkinson. The film is going on floors in October and will have two-and-a-half-month-long schedule. Another reliable source informs, "The crew has hired a lot of props from Lalji handicrafts, an antique store based in Jodhpur. They have taken furniture, cabinets, glass, brass, silver items and carpets from them.

Rajasthan to get 4 New Highways Projects

Rajasthan will get 4 new national highways projects for a total length of 822 km with a total estimated cost of Rs.7045 crore during the current year. Shri Mahadeo Singh Khandela, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways announced this while addressing the press in Jaipur today. Of these 4 projects, 2 will be for four laning and one each for 6 laning and 2 laning of national highways. The projects are: four laning of Beawar – Pali – Pindwara stretch on NH-14, Reengus – Sikar stretch on NH-11, and 6-laning of Kishangarh – Udaipur – Ahmadabad stretch of NH-79, NH-79A, and NH-76 & NH-8. Paved shoulders work with 2-lane will be taken up in Darra – Jhalawar – Teen – Dhar stretch of NH-12. He further added that Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is entrusting two-laning of 4 National Highways works to NHAI. This will connect low density cities of Rajasthan and add additional 401 Km of 2-lane roads to the road network of the State. The stretches identified for the same are Lalsot –Dholpur on NH-11B, Padi – Dahod on NH 113, Fatehpur – Rajasthan Border on NH-65 and Jhalawar – Biaora of NH-12.
The Minister said that National Highways Authority of India has awarded four projects in the State of Rajasthan in which works have already been started. These projects are six laning of Kishangarh – Beawar Stretch of NH-8, four laning of Jaipur – Reengus Stretch of NH-11, four laning of Jaipur – Tonk Deoli Stretch of NH-12. This will provide 370 Km of world class highways with a total investment of Rs.2448 Crores. In addition to this, the work on the project of six laning of Gurgaon – Kotputli – Jaipur Stretch of NH-8 with 225 Km length costing Rs.1895 Crores has already been started and has achieved 33% progress. The Minister was in Jaipur to review the progress of works pertaining to construction of Highways in the State of Rajasthan including works of Central Road funds, Inter-state connectivity of roads, road joining places of Economic Importance and maintenance of Highways. He directed the NHAI officials and State Government officials to expedite implementation of approved projects, to achieve the targets fixed by the Ministry.

Rajasthan High Court issued in lawyers strike

Rajasthan High Court has issued notices to the State government, District Collector, Jaipur, president, High Court Bar Association, president, the Bar Association, president, The District Bar Association, president, All Rajasthan Advocate Sangarsh Samiti, president, High Court, Advocate Sangarsh Samiti and Bar Council of Rajasthan and India. A division bench comprising Justices N K Jain and P S Asopa has passed this order today on a Public Interest Litigation filed against the judicial boycott continuing since last 25 days. High court issued notices to all nine respondents and asked to submit their reply in this matter within a week.
A division bench comprising justices N K Jain and P S Asopa have heard this matter on September 13, 17 and 20 and then on September 21, the court has issued notices to all respondents and asked them to submit their reply within a week. Advocate Mathur told the court that this strike has already been declared as illegal by the Apex Court. It has been given out in the petition that the indefinite strike call of the various advocate associations has made the justice delivery system of the state paralysed for more 26 days causing huge loss to the poor litigants.

Yuvraj singh dropped from Test Team against Australia

Yuvraj dropped, Pujara new face in Test squad against Australia Pujara was the lone new face in the team announced by the Cricket Board selection committee in Chennai. Selection committee chairman Krish Srikkanth said the criteria for selecting the team was performance and fitness. "We don't have to give any particular reason (for dropping Yuvraj). I think, performance and fitness... everything is taken into account. That itself answers the question," Srikkanth said when asked the reason behind Yuvraj's axing. Ironically, Yuvraj has been named captain of the 'Rest of India' team which will take on Ranji champions Mumbai for the Irani Cup from October 1. "Pujara has done very well in the domestic circuit in the last couple of seasons. He is a good player and also did well in the 'A' series. With the sheer weitage of his performace he has muscled his way into the team. You will have to give credit to his domestic performance," he said.
Indian team for Test: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, V V S Laxman, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, S Sreesanth, Pragyan Ojha, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara.

Rajasthan farmers worried about delayed Mansoon withdrawal

Rajasthan farmers are now days saying "BAHUT BARAS GAYO BHAI, THODA SABRA KAR" after a long mansoon season as it is time to harvest crops after a good mansoon season in rajasthan in last 10 year. While as per Met Department the withdrawal of the monsoon is expected to be delayed by another week, normally withdrawal begins in west Rajasthan by September 1. "The rainfall in northwest and north India is causing obstacles to the monsoon's reverse journey," said Medha Khole, director (weather forecasting) India Meteorological Department (IMD). "The rainfall is likely to continue at least for the next three or four days."
Weather officials say that there has to be a dry spell for at least five days before the monsoon's withdrawal can be announced. However, no such situation was prevalent anywhere in the country right now. Other factors like considerable reduction in moisture content and formation of an anti-cyclone system, too, are necessary.

Compucom Software wins Rs 10.4 crore order from Rajasthan

Compucom Software Ltd said it won an order worth around Rs10.4 crore from the Rajasthan Council of Elementary Education. The company will provide computer aided learning programme (CALP) in 836 government schools of Rajasthan. On Monday, Compucom Software shares ended 6.3% down at Rs37 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Sensex gained 1.6% to 19,906 points.

Security tightened in Rajasthan after Jama Masjid firing

Rajasthan has sounded a high alert in the wake of Jama Masjid firing incident in the national capital today and has stepped up security measures in the state. Strict vigilance and high alert order has also been given in view of the verdict on the Ayodhya issue due on September 24. Official sources said in this matter state police officials, Station House Officers (SHO) have been directed to take every precautionary measure. Officials were asked be very circumspect on suspicious activity and people in the vicinity of the capital and the periphery surroundings including hotels , railway stations and guest houses and other public places. According to sources, all police inspectors, police station in charges have been ordered to keep in touch with religious organizations and their officials to maintain communal harmony.

10 killed in passenger train mishap in Shivpuri MP

At least 10 people were killed and 50 others injured when a goods train collided head-on with a stationary passenger train at Badarwas railway station in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district in the wee hours on Monday. "Ten deaths have been reported," Piyush Mathur, West Central Railway CPRO said, adding some of the injured are in a serious condition. It seems the goods train driver overshot the signal and hit the Indore-Gwalior Inter-City Express standing at the station, he said. Two bogies of the passenger train were damaged when the goods train hit it from the front.
Rajkumar Pathak, DM, Shivpuri said two bogies have been badly destroyed in the accident. The injured have been taken to hospitals in Guna and Shivpuri, he said. Giving details about the accident, Pathak said, "It is a matter of inquiry how the accident took place but we can say that the Intercity was already standing at the station when the goods train came from the front site and hit it". Superintendent of Police, Shivpuri, Rajendra Prasad said six bodies had been taken out from the two general bogies of the express that was hit by the goods train. The SP said that the two bogies that were hit by the goods train were general compartments. Railway officials said the collision took place around 4:45 AM when it was raining heavily. Heavy rainfall in the area is hampering rescue operations. Relief trains from Kota and Jhansi have been sent to the accident spot.

Convict kills Jailor in Jodhpur Rajasthan

Jailor Brarat Bhusan Bhat was knifed to death on Saturday while counting heads of the inmates of Jodhpur Central jail , police said. Convicted killer Narendra Singh pounced with a sharp object on the jailor, who was sending back the inmates after headcount at the end of the day, SP (city), Mahesh Goyal said.
The 58-year-old jailor, who was bleeding profusely during admission at the MG Hospital, succumbed to his wounds. The evacuation of the injured jailor was a bit late as everyone was startled by sudden lethal attack by the inmate. Director general (jail) Omendra Bhardwaj has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

TVS Keyboard included Indian Rupee symbol

TVS Keyboard becomes first to feature Indian Rupee symbol Just few weeks after revealing new currency symbol for Indian rupee, TVS has become the first company to feature the Indian Rupee symbol on its keyboard.Yesterday on the eve of India’s 64th Independence Day, TVS has launched its latest keyboard christened ‘ TVS Gold Bharat’, which will have new Indian Rupee symbol on it.
The newly revealed keyboard has a cherry mechanical switch and the feel is click tactile. The keyboard supports up to 50 million strokes per switch, and its keytops are etched by laser and are wear resistant well. TVS Gold Bharat Keyboard, which supports both USB and PS/2 connectivity interfaces is available at price of Rs 1495 in India.

Backlog vacancy for Civil Engineers at RIICO Jaipur

Applications are invited for the following posts :
Assistant Land Engineer (Civil) : 10 posts (SC-5, ST-4, OBC-1),
Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 grade pay Rs.3600/-,
Age : 18-28 years,
Qualification : degree in Civil Engineering.
How to Apply : Application in the prescribed format should be sent on or before 15/10/2010 to Consultant (A&M), RIICO Limited, Udyog Bhawan, Tilak Marg, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
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Jobs at RSMML( Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Ltd) Udaipur, Rajasthan

Jobs at RSMML( Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Ltd) Udaipur, Rajasthan intends to appoint qualified personnel in executive’s cadre as Assistant Manager & Trainee Probationer:
* Probationer Trainee (Assistant Manager) : 27 posts in various Engineering disciplines/ Geology/ Finance/ MBBS etc.,
Remuneration in Probation : Rs.16800
Pay Scale : Rs.15600-39100 grade pay Rs.5400/- after completion of probation,
Age : 26 years as on 01/09/2010
How to Apply: Applicant should appy in the prescribed proforma which can be downloaded from the website enclosing true copies of marksheets, certificates of all the exam passed, experience, caste (in case of SC/ST/OBC), age, etc should be sent to the Chief (Personnel & Administration), Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Ltd., 4 - Meera Marg, Udaipur - 331001 alongwith a DD/Indian Postal Order of Rs. 100/- (Rs. 50/- for SC/ST) drawn in favour of ” RSMML Udaipur” latest by 20/09/2010.
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Faculty jobs at Rajasthan University Jaipur

Applications in the prescribed form are invited for appointment on the post of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in various subject as mentioned below :
1. Professor : 34 posts, Pay Scale : Rs.37400-67000 AGP Rs. 10000
2. Associate Professor : 51 posts (UR-)33, SC-6, ST-4, OBC-9), Pay Scale : Rs.37400-67000 AGP Rs.9000
3. Assistant Professor : 239 posts (UR-46, SC-67, ST-43, OBC-64), Pay Scale : Rs. 15600-39100 AGP Rs.6000
Fee : Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- from SC/ST candidates) in the form of Bank DD drawn in favour of the Registrar, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur payable at Jaipur. Handicapped persons are exmpted from the fee.

The prescribed form duly filled up must reach the office of Registrar, University of Rajasthan, J.L.N. Marge, Jaipur-302055
Last Date:11/10/2010.
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Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi engaged

After a lot of speculation, it is finally revealed that tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati and Lara Dutta are now officially engaged. Announcing it on Twitter, Mahesh Bhupati wrote, “So Lara and me got engaged in NY last week”. The news got confirmed when Lara re-tweeted it with a smiley face. While Lara tweeted about her recent New York trip, the news of their engagement was a surprise even as the couple has been seeing each other for quite some time. Lara had written earlier this week, “Catching up with friends and visiting my old neighborhood in NYC! The cup cakes at Magnolia r still the best by far! I love this city!! Finished a 7am boot camp class in NYC! Came crawling out of it! Thought I was going 2 pass out, but survived!! Cupcake as reward!
In the past, the two have remained tight-lipped about their relationship, and beyond the public signs of affection, they have never acknowledged that they are a couple. Clearly, the two are in ‘love’ and guess they are now happy to let know the world about it.

Two foreigners injured in firing near Jama Masjid

Raising security concerns ahead of the Commonwealth Games, two men on a motorbike fired several rounds on a tourist vehicle near the historic Jama Masjid in the walled city, injuring two Taiwanese nationals. A red alert has been sounded across the capital after the incident in which the two bikers are said to have fired 7-8 rounds on the stationary vehicle adjacent to gate number three of the mosque and 100 metres away from the house of Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari at around 11.30 am. The two injured, who are from Taiwan, were taken to nearby government Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan Hospital in the same bus. Their condition is stated to be stable.
One of them was injured when a bullet grazed his head while another was hit in the abdomen and is being operated, LNJP Hospital Medical Superintendent Amit Banerjee said. Delhi Police Joint Commissioner Karnail Singh told reporters that the four cartridges recovered from the spot showed that the weapon used could be .38 caliber revolvers. He said the area constable tried to give a chase to the attackers but they fled on their motorcycle.

National conference on agriculture at Udaipur will be inaugurated by President

National conference on agriculture will be inaugurated by President in December this year at MPUAT Udaipur. Indian Agriculture Research Council’s on going country's fifth national conference of agricultural science centres across country will be hosting by Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology on December 22 to 24.It will inaugurated by president Pratibha Devi Singh Patil on December 22.This program will be attended by Central Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Chancellor of 45 agricultural universities with top scientists across the country's and 1500 representatives of 584 agricultural science centres are expected to join the Conference. Chancellor SS Chahal said that four members of the ICAR team has visited the university on Monday for this program.

Swine Flu Death count rise to 50 in Rajasthan

The Swine Flu death toll in Rajasthan has gone up to 50, with the death of three more people in Ajmer and Udaipur. One of the dead was a pregnant woman. At least 43 fresh cases of H1N1 were reported across the state on Friday, taking the number of positive cases to 864. The state government has launched various awareness campaigns, but they failed to bring any positive results so far. Various states in India, including Rajasthan, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Delhi, Maharashtra and Gujarat are still under the grip of Swine Flu. Another person died of Swine Flu in Orissa yesterday, taking the death toll to 24.

Mary Kom win fifth World Championship title

India's woman boxer M C Mary Kom on Saturday claimed a historic fifth successive World Championship title, beating Steluta Duta of Romania 16-6 in the final here. Mary Kom, who competed in the 48kg category, had defeated Alice Kate Aparri of Philippines 8-1 in semifinal yesterday to assure herself of at least a silver in the sixth edition of the competition.
The former Khel Ratna awardee from Manipur thus remained the only boxer to have won a medal in each edition of the World Championship. Duta had defeated Kazakhstan's Nazgul Boranbayeva 10-5 in the semifinal.

Telecom official held for graft in Kota

A top official of the Rajasthan Telecom department was arrested here after he was caught red handed accepting bribe, a senior officer said Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) apprehended Telecom District Manager (TDM) of Bundi district, Shravan Kumar, from Kota bus stand yesterday noon and recovered Rs 42,500 from his briefcase, Additional SP, ACB, Kelash Singh Sandu said.
Kumar had allegedly received the amount from various contractors and was on his way to his home town in Gorakhpur. Sandu said Kumar was unable to explain the source of the recovered amount. "We are investigating bank accounts of the accused and have sent a report to higher authorities for further action," he said

Aakrosh Hindi Movie release date and review

Aakrosh is an upcoming action-thriller film directed by Priyadarshan. The film has Ajay Devgn, Akshay Khanna, Bipasha Basu and Paresh Rawal in lead roles.
Directed by: Priyadarshan
Produced by: Kumar Mangat
Written by: Robin Bhatt
Star Cast:
Ajay Devgn
Akshay Khanna
Bipasha Basu
Music by Pritam
Aakrosh Movie Release date: 14 October 2010

Yamla Pagla Deewana Movie Release date and review

Yamla Pagla Deewana is a upcoming Bollywood comedy film directed by Samir Karnik. The film stars Sunny Deol, Dharmendra and Bobby Deol. The whole Deol family is coming together after their last sports hit which families really liked Apne (2007), Apne was a hit and won lots of Fans's Hearts, so the director is trying again with a touching, heart-warming comedy 'Yamla Pagla Deewana'.
Directed by: Samir Karnik
Produced by: Dharmendra
Written by: Jaswinder Singh Baath
Star Cast:
Sunny Deol
Bobby Deol
Kulraj Randhawa
Yamla Pagla Deewana Movie Release date: December 24, 2010

Delhi Belly Movie release date and review

Delhi Belly is an upcoming Bollywood comedy film, revolving around several characters in Delhi. The film is being produced by Aamir Khan, who is also said to be doing a cameo role in the movie, under his banner Aamir Khan Productions in association with UTV Motion Pictures
Directed by: Abhinay Deo
Produced by: Aamir Khan and UTV Motion Pictures
Star Cast:
Imran Khan
Shenaz Treasurywala
Vir Das
Kunaal Roy Kapur
Monica Dogre
Music by: Ram Sampath
Delhi Belly Movie Release date: January 2011

Dhobi Ghaat Hindi Movie release date and review

Dhobi Ghaat is an upcoming Hindi film produced and directed by Kiran Rao in her directorial debut. The film stars Aamir Khan and Prateek Babbar. Aamir Khan is said to have a lead role in the movie as a painter. Dhobi Ghaat have its world premiere in September 2010 at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Directed by: Kiran Rao
Produced by: Kiran Rao
Written by: Kiran Rao
Star Cast:
Aamir Khan
Prateek Babbar
Music by: Gustavo Santaolalla
Dhobi Ghat Movie Release date: April 2011
Dhobi Ghat Movie Review: N/A

Don 2 Movie Release date and Review

Don 2 – The Chase Continues is an upcoming Hindi action thriller film directed by Farhan Akhtar. It is the sequel to the 2006 hit film, Don: The Chase Begins Again, which itself is a remake of the cult 1978 blockbuster film, Don, therefore making it the first sequel to a remake in the Bollywood history. The film has Shahrukh Khan (as the title character), Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani and Om Puri, reprising their roles from the previous film; with Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor and Sahil Shroff joining the cast.
Directed by: Farhan Akhtar
Produced by: Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar
Star Cast:
Shahrukh Khan
Priyanka Chopra
Lara Dutta
Kunal Kapoor
Boman Irani
Om Puri
Sahil Shroff
Music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Don 3 Movie Release date: 23 December 2011

Golmaal 3 Movie release date and review

Golmaal 3 is an upcoming Bollywood comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty. A sequel to the 2008 film Golmaal Returns, the project will star majority of the actors from the previous film like Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade, and will also feature new actors as well like Kunal Khemu, Johnny Lever and Mithun Chakraborty.
Directed by: Rohit Shetty
Produced by: Dhillin Mehta
Written by: Rohit Shetty and Neeraj Vora
Star Cast:
Ajay Devgn
Kareena Kapoor
Arshad Warsi
Tusshar Kapoor
Shreyas Talpade
Kunal Khemu
Mithun Chakraborty
Golmaal 3 Movie release date: 5 November 2010
Golmaal 3 Movie Review: N/A

Action Replay Hindi Movie release date and Review

Action Replayy or Action Replay is an upcoming Hindi Language Indian film being directed by Vipul Shah and starring Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai in lead roles. Neha Dhupia, Om Puri, Kirron Kher, Randhir Kapoor and Rajpal Yadav play supporting roles in the film. it is based on a 1994 Gujarati Indian play of the same name.
Directed by: Vipul Shah
Produced by: Vipul Shah
Written by: Suresh Nair and Aatish Kapadia
Star Cast:
Akshay Kumar
Aishwarya Rai
Neha Dhupia
Randhir Kapoor
Om Puri
Kirron Kher
Rajpal Yadav
Music by Pritam
Action Replay Movie Release date: November 5, 2010
Action Replay Movie Review: N/A

Tees Maar Khan Hindi Movie release date and review

Tees Maar Khan is a forthcoming Bollywood movie directed by Farah Khan. The film includes Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Akshaye Khanna in lead roles.
Directed by: Farah Khan
Produced by: Akshay Kumar and Shirish Kunder
Written by: Shirish Kunder
Star cast:
Akshay Kumar
Katrina Kaif
Akshaye Khanna
Music by Vishal-Shekhar
Tees Maar Khan Movie Release date: 24 December 2010
Tees Maar Khan Movie Review: N/A

Thank You Hindi Movie Release date and Review

Thank You is an upcoming Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by UTV Motion Pictures with star cast Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Irfan Khan, Celina Jaitley & Rimi Sen.
Directed by: Anees Bazmee
Produced by: Ronnie Screwvala
Written by: Anees Bazmee
Star Cast:
Akshay Kumar
Suniel Shetty
Bobby Deol
Irfan Khan
Sonam Kapoor
Celina Jaitley
Rimi Sen
Thank You Hindi Movie Release date: April 8, 2011
Thank You Hindi Movie Review: N/A

Guzaarish Movie release date and Review

Guzaarish is an upcoming Hindi-language Indian film being directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in leading roles. The movie will revolve around the story of a married nurse (Aishwarya Rai) and a quadriplegic, wheelchair-using patient Ethan (Hrithik Roshan), suffering from impairments of the motor and sensory functions of his limbs, with whom she develops an intimate bond.
Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Music by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Language Hindi and English
Star Cast:
Hrithik Roshan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Guzaarish Hindi Movie Release date: November 19, 2010 (2010-11-19)
Guzaarish Hindi Movie Review: N/A

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Movie release date and Review

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is an upcoming Hindi film, directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment. It will star Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar. The female roles are played by Kalki Koechlin and Katrina Kaif where the latter is said to be paired with Hrithik Roshan. The film is a male bonding road story, about four friends, on the lines of Dil Chahta Hai. Shooting has taken place at various locations across Spain, Egypt, the UK and India.
Directed by: Zoya Akhtar
Produced by: Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar
Written by: Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti
Star Cast:
Hrithik Roshan
Abhay Deol
Farhan Akhtar
Katrina Kaif
Kalki Koechlin
Music by: Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Movie Release date: May 2011
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Paani Hindi Movie Release date and Review

Paani is upcoming science fiction movie staring Hrithik Roshan and Kristen Stewart directed by Shekhar Kapoor. Its music will be composed by A. R. Rahman. Paani will be a futuristic film about water wars between rich and poor, which includes a love story.
Directed by: Shekhar Kapoor
Produced by: Danny Boyle
Written by: Shekhar Kapoor
Music by: A. R. Rahman
Language Hindi
Paani Hindi Movie release date : March 2011
Paani Hindi Movie Review: N/A

RAS Pre Exam 2010 admit card dispatched

RPSC(Rajasthan Public Service Commission) has dispatched the admit cards for candidates appearing for RAS Pre Examination which is scheduled on 29 September 2010. This time RPSC included Block levels Examination centers also to facilitates the candidates. Admit cards will reach all candidates by next week as RPSC started dispatch of admit cards on 18 September.

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Government hike 10% DA to Employees

Central Government staff and retired employees are to receive higher Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR). This follows the Union Cabinet on Thursday giving its nod to the hike in DA from 35 per cent to 45 per cent of the basic salary. The Cabinet approval will effectively increase the current DA and DR rates to 45 per cent of the basic pay/pension. The increase would be with retrospective effect from July 1 this year and has been done to compensate for the increased cost of living.
Starting next fiscal, the financial impact to the exchequer will be to the tune of Rs 9,303.2 crore annually. However, for the eight months of 2010-11 (from July, 2010 to February, 2011), the impact would be lower at Rs 6,202.1 crore. “The increase in DA and DR is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission,” an official statement issued here stated. With the festival season of Dussera and Diwali around the corner, this move is expected to benefit 50 lakh Central Government employees, besides 38 lakh pensioners.

Lawyers 'bandh' hits normal life in Rajasthan

Normal life was disrupted in the wake of a bandh called by lawyers, protesting for the cancellation of judicial officers examinations held for the post of additional district judges (ADJ). Barring essential services like public transportation and medical-services, most markets, school and colleges remained closed, and public places bore a deserted look, the police said. The state capital was worst hit as advocates forced shopkeepers to shut their shops. "So far the bandh is peaceful and no untoward incident occurred anywhere in Jaipur range", the IGP BL Soni told PTI.
Barring Barmer, Jaisalmer and Dholpur districts, the partial bandh was observed in the rest of the state. The Rajasthan high court announced a holiday today, which coincided with the Babaramdeo fair holiday celebrated in Jaisalmer district. About 70,000 lawyers were on strike for 21 days seeking cancellation of the ongoing examination process for the recruitment of 36 judicial officers in the state.

Pilgrims and BJP MLA Mohanlal safe in tibet

All efforts were being made for safe evacuation of BJP MLA Mohanlal Gupta and 18 other Mansarovar pilgrims from Rajasthan, who were presently stranded in Taklakot in Tibet due to bad weather. A CMO spokesman said here this evening that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chief Secretary S Ahmad and other high officials were in constant touch with concerned authorities in Tibet, Nepal, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood and geared up to evacuate the stranded pilgrims as soon as weather conditions improve for air lifting.
The town where these pilgrims were stranded was safe and having all necessary facilities and there was no need to worry, he added. The Indian Embassy in Nepal had detailed three helicopters for pilgrims but two attempts made by these choppers to airlift them failed due to bad weather. The efforts would be made again as soon as weather conditions and visibility improved, he said adding that Chief Minister Mr Gehlot had also briefed about the situation to BJP leaders Ghanshyam Tiwari, Ramdas Agrawal and Kalicharan Saraf.

Swine flu once again knock the door in Rajasthan

As many as 33 people have tested positive for swine flu in Rajasthan, health officials said today. The 33 who tested positive yesterday were among 105 people whose samples were tested for the virus, director of the state health department OP Gupta said in a release here. Of the 33 confirmed cases, 21 were from Jaipur, five from Jodhpur, two from Chittorgarh and one each from Ajmer, Alwar, Dausa, Sikar and Udaipur. Gupta said 821 of the 2,528 samples from all over the state had tested positive from April to September 16. All necessary measures have been taken to contain the spread of the disease, Gupta added.

Neemrana to get new greenfield airport in Rajasthan

Rajasthan will get a new greenfield airport at Neemrana in Alwar district, state Industries Minister Rajendra Pareek said here Monday. "The decision was taken on the occasion of the visit of the Union Minister of Commerce and Industries Anand Sharma to Jaipur recently," Pareek said at the valedictory session of the seminar on "Opportunities in Technical Textiles". Neemrana is 120 km from national capital Delhi. The one-day seminar was organised by Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) and the office of the Textile Commissioner, Mumbai. The minister said that the government stood committed to make Rajasthan an investment-friendly destination.
The entrepreneur-friendly new Rajasthan Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy 2010, the Single Window Act, the dedicated freight corridor, the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and the first National Manufacturing Zone will take Rajasthan to new heights in the field of industrialization. The minister said that new power generation of 4,000 MW will take place in the state soon.

Engineering student hospitalized after ragging in hostel

A youth studying at a private engineering college at kota has been hospitalized for depression after he was harassed and not allowed to sleep for two nights by seniors at a hostel, says his father who has complained to police of ragging. A case has been registered against three students of the college, police said Thursday. Rahul Sharma, who is from Vadodra, has taken admission to one of private engineering college of kota. On Wednesday, Rahul started to cry and suddenly collapsed, his father alleged. He was admitted in a government hospital here. "He is not in a condition to talk to anyone," Sharma said. The hostel authorities said the father and son had come to them and were asked to file a complaint with the director. "However, they did not do so," a college official said.
Police have started investigating the matter. "We have got the ragging complaint and have started to search for the accused students," said a police official In April, the Rajasthan High Court while hearing a ragging case had asked the state government to deal with incidents of ragging with a firm hand. The court had also directed the government to enact an anti-ragging law in the state. It had observed that ragging is a serious issue and could not be dealt with only through anti-ragging orders passed by universities and colleges.

IIT-Rajasthan allotted project for testing low-cost laptops

In a major follow-up to the unveiling of the $35 Low Cost Access-cum-Computing Device, IIT Rajasthan has been allotted two projects for purchase of 1 lakh such devices and carrying out intensive laboratory and field tests across the country to ensure suitability in all geographical regions and in all climatic conditions. It has also been decided to provide connectivity to Polytechnics at par with Colleges in the country. Nineteen other projects under different ICT heads were also sanctioned.
These decisions were taken at the second meeting of the National Apex Committee and 16th meeting of the Project Approval Board of National Mission on Education through Information & Communication Technology (NMEICT) which took place under the chairmanship of Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Kapil Sibal, here today. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for HRD was also present. Beside others, Secretary, DOT; Scientific Secretary to Principal Scientific Advisor; Chairman, UGC; Directors of IITs and other Central Institutions and Vice-Chancellors of many Central Universities attended the meeting.

Rajasthan lawyers on strike for second week

The people of Rajasthan have barely recovered from a strike by the doctors, when they are having to deal with yet another strike. And this time it is the lawyers leaving the litigants helpless for last one week. The lawyers here are protesting against alleged irregularities in the Additional District Judge examination. The protesting lawyers also want impeachment proceedings to be initiated against chief justice of the Rajasthan High Court, Justice Jagdish Bhalla.
Dr Mahesh Sharma, Coordinator, Rajasthan High Court Sangharsh Samiti, Jaipur said, “We're now demanding the entire examination process be scrapped and impeachment proceedings be initiated against Chief Justice of Rajasthan, Justice Jagdish Bhalla." The Chief Justice is facing allegations that only 37 candidates were short listed to be interviewed for 36 seats and among them only 13 candidates were from Rajasthan. Not just that, the allegations include that the Justice Bhalla took money to select these candidates. But the High Court maintains that the examinations were conducted as per the law.

Nation celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi & EID

The country wears a festive look Saturday as People from all over the country gears up to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi as well as Eid-ul-Fitr after completion of the 30-day fast during the holy month of Ramzan. Namaz being offered at mosques with Muslim brethren greeting each other with sweets and Hindus welcoming Lord Ganesha amid pomp and gaiety as the elephant-headed God arrives in his devotees' homes and pandals (marquees), marking the commencement of the 10-day annual festival.
Idols of all shapes and sizes of Lord Ganesh, considered the destroyer of the evil, installed after traditional pooja. The enthusiastic voices of "Ganpati Bappa Morya" being reverberated in unison as the idols worshipped with singing of ‘artis’ like "Sukhaharta Dukhharta..." amid bursting of crackers and beating of drums. A thick security blanket has been thrown in the metropolis following reports that two suspected foreign terrorists have sneaked into the city to cause disruption at crowded places and religious congregations. Devotees feasted on the Lord's favourite delicacies like `karanji' and 'modak' after offering the `Aarti'.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels reaches varanasi

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels (RRW), an upgraded version of famous Palace on Wheels, as the luxurious train arrived at platform number eight of the Cantonment railway station on Friday morning, making its debut in the region. While the 22-coach golden train with floral imprints remained the centre of attraction at the station, reflecting the royal touch of princely state of Rajasthan, the interiors and decor along with faultless hospitality on the train was a new experience for the locals "The holy city has become the third important destination after Jaipur and Khajuraho, forming a golden pentagon before proceeding to Agra and returning to New Delhi in its one week itinerary," said Ashok Kumar Sharma, assistant general manager, RRW, while talking to TOI on Friday. Saying there was a lot of interest and demand from the tourists for extending the itinerary of the train to places of tourist significance like Varanasi and Khajuraho, he also emphasised that the train would follow the itinerary from September to April every year.
It may be mentioned here that Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation ( RTDC). in collaboration with Indian Railways, introduced RRW-- an upgraded version of its earlier format Palace on Wheels-- in January 2009. Apart from its earlier itinerary, new places like Varanasi and Khajuraho have been included in the one-week programme.

BPL families to get free mobile phones in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has decided to provide free mobile phone handsets and connections to poor families living below poverty line (BPL) in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
The unique programme has been taken up under the BPL families empowerment Project. The pilot project was launched today in Phagi near here by BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Gopal Das. Mr Das presented 1000 handsets to BPL families of the area.

RECL Missing explosive case, 4 Man arrested

Police today arrested four senior officials of Rajasthan Explosives Company Limited (RECL), Dholpur for their role/negligence in delivering of controversial 161 consignments of explosives which were reported missing recently. An Official spokesman told UNI today that B D Agrawal, Chief General Manager K Edward Valley, General Manager (Marketing) V K Garg and Manager (Marketing) Rakesh Kumar -- were arrested on the FIR filed by the Dholpur Collector on September 5 last in Dholpur. The FIR was lodged on the basis of the inquiry by a three-member team of Crime Investigation Branch (CBI) of Rajasthan police.
The team found RECL officials' negligence in the process of delivery of the consignments which were reported missing before reaching the specified destination/party of the neighbouring Madhya Pradesh. Main Accused explosive trader Shiv Charan Heda of Bhilwara and his wife Deepa were also arrested in connection with cases filed in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Arjun Munda takes over as new Jharkhand CM

Arjun Munda, who joined the BJP 12 years ago after quitting the JMM, is in his third stint as chief minister of mineral-rich Jharkhand in alliance with Shibu Soren's party. Munda, who along with his supporters prevailed over the BJP's central leadership to take JMM's support again in forming the government despite the earlier bitter experience, is the eighth chief minister of the state.
A graduate in social science, the 42-year-old tribal leader was with the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) before joining the JMM and winning the Kharsawan Assembly seat on its ticket in 1995. Three years later he switched over to the BJP and retained his seat on a saffron ticket in the 2000 Assembly elections held in undivided Bihar.
He became the Tribal Welfare Minister in the first Babulal Marandi-led NDA coalition after Jharkhand was carved out from Bihar on 15th November , 2000. He replaced Marandi, whose government fell on the floor of the house in March 2003 after seven ministers from the coalition parties crossed the floor.

India to release 31 Pakistani prisoners

Greeting Pakistan on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, India is set to thank Pakistan for releasing 442 of its fishermen with a return gift of releasing 31 Pakistani prisoners. In a statement to the press, the Foreign Office on Thursday, 9th Sep announced that seven fishermen and the 24 other Pakistani nationals will return to Pakistan on 15th September. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna wrote a letter to his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, conveying the deep appreciation of the people and the government on the release of the 442 fishermen. He also conveyed his greetings to Qureshi on the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan observed by rigorous fasting and prayers.

D Ramanaidu gets Dada Saheb Phalke award

D Ramanaidu, a veteran producer with 130 films in a dozen languages in five decades, has been conferred the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for 2009 for rendering outstanding contribution to the world of Indian cinema. 74-year-old Ramanaidu, the legendary and prolific film maker from Andhra Pradesh who has worked with a galaxy of actors, will be presented the honour during the National Films Award function scheduled to be held in October, it was announced on Thursday. The award consists of a 'Swarn Kamal', a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl.
Some of the well-known films produced by Ramanaidu in various languages are 'Prem Nagar', 'Dildar', 'Bandish' in Hindi, 'Srikrishna Tulabharam', 'Preminchu' 'Ramudu Bheemudu', 'Bobbili Raja', 'Ahana Pellanta', 'Andhra Vaibhavam', 'Kathanayakudu' in Telegu and 'Asukh', 'Sudhu Ekbar Bolo' in Bengali. Born on 6th June, 1936 in Karamchedu in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, Ramanaidu entered the film world in 1963 with his first film 'Anuragam' followed by the superhit 'Ramudu-Bheemudu' starring legendary actor N T Rama Rao in 1964. Apart from Telugu films, he has the distinction of producing movies in Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi and Bhojpuri.

Govt approves tennis players dues

The payment row that threatened to derail India's tennis campaign in the upcoming Commonwealth Games was resolved Saturday with the government approving Rs one crore for five elite players. The elite men's players -- Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna and Somdev Devvarman -- had threatened to pull out of the Games if there dues, in the last two years, were not cleared. The Sports Ministry had accused the All India Tennis Association for delay in payment, saying it had not received players' bills from the AITA for clearance. Rahul Bhatnagar, Joint Secretary (International Sports Division) of Sports Ministry Saturday announced the government has approved the money to be released to the players.
"The government has sanctioned Rs one crore and the players will get this money within the next week. Leander Paes will get Rs 19.26 lakh, Mahesh Bhupathi 19.62 lakh, Rohan Bopanna 18.33 lakh, Somdev Devvarman 25.88 lakh and Sania Mirza Rs 17.52 lakh," Bhatnagar said at a press conference in New Delhi. "As far as ministry is concerned, the matter is over now," he added. As per the government scheme for the players' preparations for the Games, they were entitled to an allowance of USD 115 per day for 75 days in a year for training and competitions abroad.

BSNL to provide 1000 free mobiles to BPLs under corporate-social responsibilities

Minister of State for IT and Communications Sachin Pilot would distribute 1,000 mobile handsets with BSNL connections to below poverty line families near Jaipur on Thursday, according to a BSNL official. "Under the CSR(corporate-social responsibilities), BSNL will provide 1,000 mobiles with connections free to BPL families in Phagi town of the district. "Pilot as chief guest would distribute the mobiles," RK Goyal, assistant RPT assistant general manager, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, said on Wednesday. "State Food and Civil Supply Minister Babu Lal Naagar would also attend the function at government senior secondary school in the town," he added.

Rajasthan doctors call off strike after Govt assurance

Resident doctors in Rajasthan on Tuesday called off their three-day-old strike after the state government assured them that it will take action on the alleged manhandling of some of their colleagues by attenders of an injured patient. "The decision to call off the strike was taken after a meeting was held between the striking doctors and the Jodhpur Divisional Commissioner and Collector in the evening," Principal Secretary (Medical Education) Mukesh Sharma said in Jaipur. On Saturday night, attenders of an injured patient allegedly misbehaved with resident doctors on duty at MDM government hospital in Jodhpur. A scuffle soon broke out between the medics and the kin of the patient following which police resorted to lathicharge to control the situation.
Doctors' in about 40 hospitals in Jodhpur began the strike on Sunday demanding action against senior police and administration officials, private and government doctors. The stir quickly spread to hospitals in districts of Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer and Bikaner. Meanwhile in Jodhpur, the Resident Doctors' Action Committee Convenor Ajay Malviya told reporters that the strike was called off after the state officials assured to take action on their four-point demands, including removal of one additional SP and an ADM city, and FIR against the attendant who triggered the clash. The government also assured to pay compensation to doctors whose equipment, computers and domestic gadgets were damaged during the police action, he said. "This is not our victory over agitation. This is a protection of our self-respect," Malviya said. The strike had crippled government-run medical and health services in Rajasthan, amidst reports that 16 people have died due to alleged lack of medicare following the stir.

Nationwide strike hits life

Workers affiliated to central trade unions on Tuesday went on a day-long industrial strike across the country to protest against price rise, alleged violation of labour laws and disinvestment in PSUs disrupting normal life in Left-ruled West Bengal and Kerala. Elsewhere, life remained unaffected by the strike which comes two months after a nation-wide bandh called by BJP and Left parties against the UPA Government's economic policies and the spiralling prices. Workers from sectors including coal, power, telecom, banks, insurance, defence, port and dock, road transport, petroleum and construction are participating in the countrywide strike under the banner of AITUC, CITU, HMS, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, UTUC and Congress-affiliated INTUC. Bank employees, mainly belonging to public sector, cooperative and rural banks, joined the strike opposing FDI in the banking sector and grant of licences to private banks.
The strike disrupted flight operations and road transport and business and industries in West Bengal and Kerala. The call for the strike was given by Coordination Committee of the Central Trade Unions of which INTUC president G Sanjeeva Reddy is the convener. "Strike has begun all over the country. Those employed in private sector are also participating the strike in many places," AITUC general secretary and CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta said. Normal life was hit in West Bengal and Kerala with air and road transport remaining disrupted in the wake of the strike call which took the shape of a bandh in the two Left-ruled states.

Ambuja Cement to set up 1500 Crore plant in Nagaur

The Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) and Ambuja Cement Limited (ACL) Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to set up a Rs.1,500-crore cement plant in Nagaur district of the state. "The project is expected to become operational in 2013 and will have an installed annual production capacity of two million tonnes," said Rajendra Bhanwat, RIICO managing director, who signed the MOU with ACL Advisor Sudhir Dewan.

Mini-Rajasthan festival at Kochi from 8 September

The Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, is organising a two-day Mini-Rajasthan Festival in Kochi for the first time on September 8 and 9. The festival will be held at the Pappaly Hall and is a part of the Rajasthan Tourisms’ domestic tourism promotion campaign ‘Rajasthan Calling’ which will be held in 19 major cities, including Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Patna, Kolkatta, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Chandigarh.
“The main reason for organising the ‘Mini-Rajasthan Festival’ in Kochi is to give a feel of Rajasthan and facilitate a better understanding of the state, provide complete information along with showcasing the Rajasthan traditional culture and the exquisite range of Rajasthani handicraft products and delicacies. The highlight of the festival will be live dances and a food court. There will be free application of mehandi (henna) to the women who visit the fest,” Dalip Singh, assistant director, Department of Tourism, Rajasthan, said in a press statement.

Farmer gets Rs 638 cr for crop insurance scheme in Rajasthan

A sum of Rs 638.68 crore has been paid to farmers in Rajasthan against crop insurance scheme claims for damage/loss of crop during Kharif season 2009. ''The insurance company had issued grant of claims of Rs 1399.20 crore on the basis of final settlement report from different banks in the state on the claims submitted by farmers in respect to loss/damages to their crop,'' said state Agriculture Commissioner J C Mohanti here last evening.
The payment in the first phase had been made and remaining payment to farmers was being expedited, Mr Mohanti said. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had issued directives to the authorities concerned to ensure timely payment of crop insurance claims to farmers.

Resident Doctors strike claim 16 Life in Rajasthan

Government-run medical and health services in Rajasthan remained crippled as resident doctors' entered the third day of their strike today, amidst reports that 16 people have died due to alleged lack of medicare following the stir. The doctors' began the strike on Sunday protesting against alleged lathicharge on medicos in Jodhpur and it quickly spread to hospital in five districts, including Jaipur and Ajmer, official sources said. With health services badly hit in the affected areas, hundreds of patients and their relatives were seen running from one ward to another in search of doctors for treating those admitted in hospitals, they said.
In Jodhpur alone, sixteen patients, including six children have died in three state-run hospitals, the sources said. However, officials at the State Medical and Health Directorate here maintained that the deaths were not connected to the strike. Meanwhile, Health Minister A A Khan met senior officials and doctors to resolve the deadlock.
In New Delhi, Union Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi described the stir as "very, very sad", while expressing concern over reports that several people had died as a result of the strike. "Even one person should not die because of this kind of negligence and irresponsible behaviour of the doctors. Although Health is a state subject, I have asked my ministry to immediately look into the matter and get in touch with the state government," he said.

Congress manage to end Sarpanch Stir in Rajasthan

The Ashok Gehlot-government successfully defused the law and order crisis that emerged in the state after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seized the reigns of the sarpanches' demonstration and threatened to lead them to the state assembly on Friday. Taking the Opposition by surprise, the government arrested four legislators Rajendra Rathore and Om Birla of BJP, Amra Ram and Pawan Duggal of CPM and independent MP Kirori Lal Meena, while forcefully transporting the protesting sarpanches out of the city early on Friday. With 200 protesters arrested and the remaining shunted out, the BJP's plan to hold a protest rally was foiled. The demonstration could have turned violent as it was against the administration's prohibitory orders against public gathering around the assembly.
Even as the BJP accused the government of being insensitive, undemocratic and autocratic, Gehlot took credit for having tactfully avoided any violent situation. Addressing the media at his residence in the evening, the chief minister said, "I am satisfied that the BJP and its leaders who tried to seize an issue that was not theirs were completely exposed. The day passed of peacefully, otherwise there would have been unnecessary violence for which the BJP had conspired." He even had a piece of advice for the opposition. "I appeal to the BJP and CPM leaders to work only according to their parties' ideologies, instead of involving in violence and creating trouble," Gehlot said. The arrested MLAs Rajendra Rathore and Om Birla of BJP and Amra Ram and Pawan Duggal of CPI-Mwere released in the late afternoon, along with Dausa MP Kirori Lal Meena.

Royal Rajasthan train to start from Sunday

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, the new super luxury train, will start its journey on Sunday with several new destinations like Khajuraho and Varanasi in its itinerary. The luxury train is a joint venture of Rajasthan Tourism and Development Corporation and Indian Railways. Encouraged with the grand success of Palace on Wheels, the tourist train was introduced in January 2009.
While the Palace on Wheels starts its journey on every Wednesday between August to April, the Royal Rajasthan is scheduled to run on every Sunday between September and April. For the first time the train will include popular destinations like Khajuraho and Varanasi in its itinerary. The new train promises to offer more facilities to its passengers. The refurbished train has 22 coaches comprising of one super deluxe coach, 13 deluxe coaches, two restaurants and bars and a spa coach, having a capacity of 82 passengers.

Bihar CM Nitish kumar calls Maoists for talks

Under intense pressure to end the week- long hostage crisis in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday invited Maoists holding three policemen captive for talks even offering them safe passage after securing an all party consensus. A day after the bullet-riddled body of Lucas Tete, one of the four abducted policemen, was found, Kumar said the all party meeting convened by him also appealed to the Maoists to release unharmed the three remaining hostages who the rebels said were safe. "I am personally ready for holding talks with the Maoists. We guarantee providing full security and safe passage to Maoist representatives irrespective of the outcome. No police action will be taken, " Kumar told in Patna.
The Government offer for talks came on a day when Police arrested nine naxalites including two who were reported to be involved in the kidnapping incident in Lakhisarai district on Sunday. The arrest of the rebels came when combing operations were expanded to fresh areas in Munger district. The Maoists are demanding that eight of their arrested cadres be freed in exchange for the release of the hostages. Kumar said he had come across media reports that a person called Avinash claiming to be a spokesman of the Maoists had asked for talks. "But can the talks take place over phone? It is impossible to know their grievances unless they come forward for negotiations," Kumar said.

Rajasthan inks MoU with IFC to promote investments

The Rajasthan Industry Department and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank Group member, have signed an MoU to promote the state as an attractive investment destination. The MoU was signed on Friday by the Principal Secretary, Industries, Government of Rajasthan, Mr Sunil Arora, and the General Manager, Advisory Services, IFC, Mr Anil Sinha, an official said on Saturday. He added that the move is aimed to promote a more dynamic business environment in the state to attract private investments, facilitate regulatory simplification, generate opportunities for small businesses and support job creation here.
The Industry Minister, Mr Rajendra Pareek, who was present on the occasion said, “By bringing IFC on board as a knowledge partner, we hope to draw on its global experience to help Rajasthan emerge an attractive investment destination for private sector i nitiatives and bring economic growth opportunities to our people.” The agreement establishes a three-year partnership between IFC and the Rajasthan Government for identifying promising sectors for investment promotion, reviewing the state’s investment policy, and assisting the Government to implement reforms that create conducive environment for growth. It would also help the Government improve the quality of infrastructure services by lending a hand in structuring public-private-partnership projects.

Suzlon bags 30 MW wind turbine order in Rajasthan

The country's largest wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Friday said it has won a 30 MW wind turbine order from Bhubaneswar-based mineral developer Altrade Group. Suzlon said it will operate and maintain the turbines which is will be installed at wind farms in the Jaisalmer and Jodhpur in Rajasthan. "The project will extend Suzlon's leadership of the Rajasthan wind market taking the total installed base to over 700 MW," the company said in a statement. The company did not divulge any financial details of the deal. According to Suzlon, the project is Altrade's maiden venture into wind energy annd once completed it will generate enough electricity for over 6,000 households.
The project is will be commissioned by January 2011. Currently Suzlon is the market leader in this power segment and has over over 40 sites across eight states with an installed capacity base of more than 5,000 MW

Gujjars hold dharna, meet Ashok Gehlot

Demanding five per cent separate quota for four backward communities, hundreds of Gujjars today staged a sit-in near Rajathan Assembly building and submitted a memorandum to chief minister Ashok Gehlot. Ramveer Singh Bidhuri, chief convenor of Akhil Bhartiya Gujjar Arakshan Sangarsh Samiti, led the 11-member delegation which met Gehlot at his residence before calling off the dharna. "Our main demands are five per cent reservation to Gujjars, Raika, Rebari and Gadia-Luhar, simplification of rules to avail scholarships by the students of these backward communities, withdrawal of criminal cases against Gujjar people during agitations in past and recommendation to central government to set up Gujjar regiment in Indian Army," he said. He said the meeting ended on a "positive note".
"We have given the government one month time to fulfil our demands. If the government fails to fulfil these demands, we will take the next step which will be decided later," he added. After the meeting, Bidhuri called off the dharna. While one Gujjar faction is headed by Kirori Singh Bainsla, the rival group is led by Bidhuri.

Opposition walks out of Raj Assembly for setting up of Universities

The demand of opening new universities in Shekhawati, Alwar and Bharatpur figured in the Rajasthan Assembly today while the Opposition, unhappy over the state government's silence over the issue mobbed the well of the House and later staged a walk-out. The issue was raised by Pema Ram(CPI-M) during the Zero Hour through a rejected adjournment motion to protest the state government's alleged move of stalling the process of the opening of the Shekhawati University in Sikar. Later, several other members, including BJP Whip Rajendra Singh Rathore, Om Birla, Amararam and Shrvan Kumar also joined in to raise voice for opening of the two other universities.
However, Higher Education Minister Jitendra Singh opted to keep silent and this ired the members who protested the former's attitude and gathered in the well and started raising slogans. Speaker Deependra Singh Shekhawat tried to restore order and urged BJP Deputy Leader Ghanshyam Tiwari to pacify the Opposition members. Mr Tiwari also stood up to speak but the Speaker said he would hear him only when the members leave the well and take their seats. Later, the protesting MLAs returned to the seats and Mr Tiwari spoke in support of the demand.

Rajasthan Govt to hike minimum wages to labours

The Rajasthan Government is contemplating the move to hike minimum wages for labourers orworkers in the state. This was informed to the State Assembly by Employment and Labour Minister Mangi Lal Garasia in response to starred question from Nrmal Kumawat. The Governemnt has informed the House that the proposal to revise the rates of minimum wages was under the consideration.
Presently, unskilled labourer was being paid Rs 100 per day, semi-skilled Rs 107 and skilled labourer was getting Rs 115 per day. The last hike in the wages was effected on March 1,

Demand for Bhojpuri, Rajasthani to get official Language status

A demand for inclusion of Bhojpuri and Rajasthani languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution came into focus in the Lok Sabha on Monday through a calling-to-attention motion. Minister of State for Home, Ajay Makan assured the agitated House that recognition to the two languages is under the government's consideration on the basis of the report of the Sitaram Mahapatra committee report of 2004 which was set up . While the Eighth Schedule now has 22 languages recognised under the Constitution, Makan said the government has representations for inclusion of 38 other languages and the same are to be vetted under the criteria set by the Mahapatra committee.
They emphasized that Bhojpuri was the language of people not only in Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh but spoken by the migrants in a large number of states as also in 12 countries. Those speaking Bhojpuri numbered anywhere between 18 and 25 crores, they contended and stressed that the language deserved constitutional recognition, particularly because it is not only a spoken language but has a 1000-year history, literature and grammar.
Nirupam and Singh said equally important was the Rajasthani language that was the language spoken in whole of the state of Rajasthan and also by the Marwaris settled all over India. Both faulted the government for sitting over demand for including the two languages in the Schedule since after the Mahapatra report was received back in 2004. Singh pointed out that then Home Minister Shivraj Patil had assured the House to include the two languages in the schedule "soon" and his deputy Jaiswal even promised immediately, but nothing had been done to date. Pal added that Patil had agreed for including the languages in principle and as such the government should implement it.