ICICI Bank assure job security for BoR Employees

ICICI Bank on Sunday said jobs of over 4,000 employees of Bank of Rajasthan, which it is acquiring, are safe and that there would be no layoffs or discrimination against its new staff members. "Whenever we do a merger and acquisition, we treat the employees of the acquired bank as a part of our parivar (family), we will take care of them (BoR employees) as our own employees, we are not here to retrench people," ICICI bank managing director and CEO Chanda Kochhar told. ICICI Bank, the country's largest private sector lender, had in the past acquired Bank of Madura and Sangli Bank and there had been no retrenchments even then.
Last week, the boards of ICICI Bank and BoR approved the merger through a share swap ratio which values the latter at about Rs 3,000 crore. As per the board decision, the transaction would be done by way of offering 25 shares of ICICI for every 118 shares of BoR. BoR employees need have no fear of loss of jobs, Kochhar said, adding, "employees will become a part of our parivar." ICICI Bank's employee strength will go up to 39,000 from the current 35,000 employees after the merger.

Jaipur SMS Hospital's resident doctors on strike

Jaipur's Medical service get worst today when all SMS Hospital resident doctors moves on strike to protest the incident which happen last night at janana hospital jaipur when some patent's relative is having clash with resident doctors. 400 resident doctors of 5 hospitals associated with SMS are on strike with demand of arrest of people who are involved in this incident. Medical services are badly hit by this strike and patents are facing difficulties in various words of hospitals.
Resident doctors association's Dr. Raghvendra singh Choudhary said such incidents are happening again and again while govt is not taking any tough step towards security of doctors and action against culprits.

Magalore Plane crash kills 160

An Air India Express flight from Dubai with 173 on board crashed before landing at Kenjar, near the newly built runway in Magalore at 6:30 this morning, and caught fire, a senior police official said. The flight IX-892, operated by a Boeing 737-800 with Russian pilot and co-pilot Ahliwalia had 173 passengers, four infants and six crew members on board. six people injured have been rescued from illfated plane and over 160 are feared dead. "The crash happened while landing and the aircraft immediately caught fire," State Home Minister V S Acharya told. "On landing this mishap has happened and nearly about 160 people are involved. A handful might have survived.... this is a bigger calamity," Acharya said.
The entire area around Kenjar village near the crash site and the airport has been cordoned off. An eyewitness said the bodies of passengers were strewn everywhere near Kenjar Gudda, a hillock. Aviation sources in Delhi said the aircraft overshot the runway, hit the fence and went beyond the boundary wall of the airport. Mangalore is however experencing bad weather and heavy rains. AI has opened helpline centre at Delhi Airport and the two numbers are 011-2565-6196 and 011-2560-3101 and Dubai Help Line numbers are 0097142165828, 29, 00971503780114 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi condole loss of lives in Air India Express flight crash in Mangalore. The Prime Minister announces a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of those killed in Mangalore air crash and Rs 50,000 for the injured from the PM's National Relief Fund.

ATM's inventor Scot John dead

India-born Scot John Shepherd- Barron, the man who invented the ATM, has died after a short illness, aged 84. He is survived by his wife, three sons and six grandchildren. Barron, who had been living in Portmahomack in Ross-shire, died peacefully at Inverness's Raigmore Hospital in northern Scotland on Saturday, funeral director Alasdair Rhind told the media. The businessman, who worked for the printing firm De La Rue Instruments at the time, came up with the concept of a self-service cash dispenser in 1965 while lying in a bath after getting to his bank too late to withdraw money. "It struck me there must be a way I could get my own money, anywhere in the world or the UK. I hit upon the idea of a chocolate bar dispenser, but replacing chocolate with cash," Barron had said in an interview in 2007. The first automated teller machine was installed at a bank in London in 1967. And, Reg Varney, one of the stars of popular TV show 'On the Buses', became the first person to withdraw cash. The first ATM was operated by inserting a special cheque that was matched against a PIN number, and paved the way for machines using plastic cards. There are now nearly two million machines worldwide.

Somdev Devvarman qualifies for French Open

Somdev Devvarman became the first Indian in 13 years to qualify for the men's singles event of the French Open after scoring a 6-4 6-1 win over Adrian Mannarino in Paris on Friday. It took sixth seed Somdev one hour and 25 minutes to quell the challenge of his French rival in the third and final round and seal one of the 16 main draw spots up for grab. Leander Paes was the last Indian to play in men's singles event of the French Open in 1997 when he made the second round of the clay court Grand Slam. This is for the second time that Somdev has qualified for the men's singles of a Grand Slam tournament. He first played in a tennis Major at the US Open last year and had reached second round.
Somdev's victory means India will not go unrepresented in the singles event of the second Grand Slam of the year since Sania Mirza is giving a miss to women's singles event. Last year, Somdev had stumbled on the last hurdle here as he had lost the final round. Somdev had to work hard to take first set from Mannarino, ranked 170 spots below him at 289, as the local fought tooth and nail.

Rajasthan B.Com Final year Result on 24 May

Rajasthan University B.COM Final year Result will be declared on 24 May 2010. After declaration of 12th Commerce result by RBSE Ajmer now Rajasthan university is all set to start result declaration. Rajasthan University B.Sc, B.A Final year result is also expected to be declared in Last week of May.

Google launches Google TV

Google has unveiled a new platform to bring web content to TVs. The Google TV software is based on the Android operating system and Chrome web browser. To launch the product, Google has partnered with Intel, which will supply its Atom processors, and hardware makers such as Sony and Logitech, which expect to deliver products running Google TV later this year. US-based satellite TV provider Dish has also signed up for the service, and will launch Google TV this fall. Google and Dish have been testing the platform for the past year with around 400 customers, and Dish plans to integrate the software into all its HD DVRs. Google said the software will work with any operator, offering access to video-on-demand as well as streaming video from the web. Google TV will also have the capability to run apps from the Android Market, offer integrated search for both traditional TV channels and 'over-the-top' services, allow customisation for a personalised home screen and include a picture-in-picture layout to access multiple windows simultaneously.
The planned Sony and Logitech Google TV devices will run the Intel Atom CE4100 processor. Sony plans to introduce 'Sony Internet TV', a range of TVs incorporating the Google TV platform in the US in the autumn, with the line-up featuring both a standalone TV model and set top box-type unit incorporating a Blu-ray Disc drive. Logitech will introduce a companion box that brings Google TV to any brand of HDTV and set-top box. The box will incorporate Logitech’s Harmony remote control technology, and will include a controller that combines keyboard and remote control capabilities. The company also has plans to introduce an HDTV camera and video chat for Google TV, along with additional choices for navigation and control, including apps to turn a smartphone into an advanced controller for Google TV and home-entertainment systems. US retailer Best Buy was signed up to distribute the new products; Google TV devices will be sold at Best Buy locations nationwide later this year. Finally, Google said that the upcoming Adobe Flash Player 10.1, currently in beta testing for Android 2.2, will be integrated directly into the Google Chrome browser on Google TV.
For More detail visit: http://www.google.com/tv/

Rajasthan govt seize Lakshmi Vilas Hotel Jaipur

Lakshmi Vilas Heritage Hotel Jaipur has been seized by the state government. As per Rajasthan High Court order, Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) on Thursday evicted the occupants of the heritage property with 40 palatial rooms and put its own seal on it. The adjoining prime property Kanak Bhawan, too has been seized. Surrounded by rolling meadows, long walking/jogging tracks, a golf course, a football ground and a polo ground, the Lakshmi Vilas was a popular tourist destination ever since it was converted into a heritage hotel in the early seventies.
In 1986, Bhawani Singh sold both — Lakshmi Vilas as well as Kanak Bhawan. Till Thursday, Laxmi Vilas was with Madan Lal Sharma and Ram Das Atar whereas Kanak Bhawan belonged to H C Gupta. The three families were using parts of the properties for residential purpose also. However, JDA had challenged sale of the two properties. Under Rajasthan State Land Acquisition Act, the Urban Improvement Trust (UIT), a wing of the state government, had in 1973 acquired 322-bigha land in Rambagh Complex for public utility. As per UIT claim, the above two structures were part of the “acquired” 322-bigha land. The JDA action on Thursday came in response to the explanation sought by a division bench of the Rajasthan High Court in Jaipur on Wednesday as to why the previous court order was not complied with. The court had on May 10 ordered removal of “encroachment” on properties on the Rambagh Complex premises. The court had also asked the government to take possession of Kanak Bhawan and Lakshmi Vilas Hotel, which are also on Rambagh Complex premises.

Rajasthan-Gujarat Oil pipeline completed

Cairn India, the firm that gave the nation its largest on-land oil discovery, has completed a pipeline from the Thar desserts of Rajasthan to the Gujarat coast for transporting crude oil. "The (590-km) pipeline from the Mangala (oil fields) in Rajasthan to Salaya in Gujarat is now complete," Cairn Energy, the parent firm of the Bombay Stock Exchange-listed Cairn India, said on Thursday. Cairn, which currently trucks crude oil produced from the the Barmer district in Rajasthan to refiners like Reliance Industries and Mangalore Refinery, will be able to sell oil to Indian Oil and Essar Oil once the pipeline becomes operational. The pipeline will help ramp up production from Mangala field to 125,000 barrels per day in second half of 2010 from 60,000 bpd currently, it said, adding that spur lines to refineries have been completed.
"Crude oil continues to be evacuated via road trucks to the Gujarat coast for onward transport to MRPL and Reliance refineries, using heated crude oil tankers," it said. Cairn said Processing Trains One and Two at the Mangala Processing Terminal (MPT) are operational and Train Three is due for completion by the end of second quarter of 2010. "The MPT is designed to process crude from the Mangala, Bhagyam and Aishwariya (MBA) fields and, when complete, will have initial capacity to handle 205,000 bopd of crude with scope for further expansion," the statement said. Four MPT Processing Trains will enable Cairn to produce and process the current approved peak plateau production of 175,000 bpd.

Cyclone alert in AP, WB and Orissa

With cyclone Laila nearing landfall, over 40,000 people were evacuated from low- lying areas of Andhra Pradesh even as authorities in West Bengal and Orissa on Thursday issued alerts to people in coastal regions and asked fishermen not to venture into Bay of Bengal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said though the cyclone has weakened, the danger is not over yet as there were signs of it re-emerging in northern Bay of Bengal over the weekend. "After landfall in coastal Andhra Pradesh near Bapatla, the cyclone track shows that it will move along coastal Andhra and re-emerge in north Bay," IMD Director General Ajit Tyagi told reporters in New Delhi. He said there were chances of Laila intensifying further and moving towards north Andhra Pradesh, south Orissa and then towards Bangladesh. Tyagi rejected suggestions of the system intensifying into a super cyclone similar to the one that struck Orissa in 1999 wreaking havoc.
Over 40,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas of Andhra Pradesh as there was a possibility of Laila triggering gales with speeds of over 115 kmph inflincting damage, a senior official of the Disaster Management Department said in Hyderabad. Alerts were issued in six coastal districts of West Bengal and people asked to take precautionary measures in places like North and South 24 Parganas, East Midnapore, Howrah and Hoogly. Under its influnce, heavy rain has been forecast in the coastal areas from tomorrow evening and fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea, West Bengal Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta said.

LK Advani get relief in Babri Masjid demolition case

In a major relief to L K Advani and 20 others in the Babri Masjid demolition case, the Allahabad High Court has rejected CBI's petition to revive criminal conspiracy charges against them. However, the case against them for inflammatory and provocative speeches will continue at Rae Bareli. In his 44-page judgement, Justice Alok Kumar Singh of the Lucknow bench of the High Court said there was no merit in CBI's revision petition challenging the 4th May 2001 order of the special court which directed dropping of criminal conspiracy charge against BJP leaders Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, besides Uma Bharti, former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh and others.
There are two sets of cases -- one against Advani and others who were on the dias at Ram Katha Kunj in Ayodhya on December six, 1992 when the Babri Masjid was demolished. While the other case was against lakhs of unknown 'kar sevaks' who were in and around the disputed structure. Upholding the 2001 order, Justice Singh said, "Nothing is found against the correctness, legality, propriety or regularity in respect of any of the findings of the lower court." He said Advani and 20 others were present on the dias at Ram Katha Kunj on the first floor of the building, "holding meeting, giving speeches and raising slogans." All the 21 were charged under sections 153A IPC (promoting enemity betwen classes), 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) and 505 (false statements, rumours etc circulated with the intent to cause mutiny or disturb public peace). Among the accused were -- Balasaheb Thackeray, Ashok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore, Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi Rithambara, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya, Mahant Avaidhya Nath and Ram Vilas Vedanti.

RBSE Ajmer 12th commerce 2010 Merit List

Rajasthan board has declared the 12th class commerce result 2010 today. The overall result was good as result was 93.4% in state. Girls students again beat the boys in overall performance in board exams. List of Toppers in RBSE Ajmer 12th Commrece result 2010 are mention below with percentage.
RBSE Ajmer 12th commerce 2010 Merit List
1. Amit Nolakha - 93.85 %
2. Sonu Sutha - 93.08 %
3. Parivesh Jain - 92.77 %
4. Shubham - 91.54 %
5. Prateek Longkar - 90.62 %
6. Megha Choudhary - 90.31 %
6. Himangi Gadiya - 90.31 %
7. AAkash Khandelwal - 90.15 %
7. Raviprakash Garwa - 90.15 %
7. Sandeep Jain - 90.15 %
8. Raju sharma - 90 %
9. Prashant Jhanwar - 89.85 %
10. Ronika vijay - 89.69 %
10. Divya Khetani - 89.69 %
10. Ayushu Khandelwal - 89.69 %

RBSE Ajmer 12th commerce result declared

The Rajasthan board has declared the 12th class commerce result 2010 and the results are now available online on the link given below. http://rajresults.nic.in/boardres12c.htm
The result was announced at 11AM today, May 20, 2010.

3G Service Auction winners list state wise

The auction for 3G spectrum has ended today, say sources to CNBC-TV18. According to sources the all-India licence was last bid for Rs 17,000 crore. However the winners are not announced yet. It is learnt that after 34 days of auction, the government is estimated to garner Rs 70,000 crore surpassing its earlier expectations. While Public sector organization BSNL is having license for all the states of India.
3G Auction winners list state wise:

Jobs at Rajasthan Ayurved University for various Post 2010

Rajasthan Ayurved University (RAU), Jodhpur invites applications from Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor jobs vacancies 2010.
1. Professor
Total posts: 08 in various subjects, Salary Pay Scale : Rs.37400-67000 AGP Rs.10000
2. Associate Professor
Total posts: 14 in various subjects, Salary Pay Scale : Rs.37400-67000 AGP Rs. 9000
3. Assistant Professor
Total posts: 15 in various subjects, Salary Pay Scale : Rs. 15600-39100 AGP Rs. 54000
4. Controller of Examination
Post: 01, Salary Pay Scale : Rs. 15600-39100 GP Rs. 6600
5. PS to Vice Chancellor
Post: 01, Salary Pay Scale : Rs.15600-39100 GP Rs. 6000
6. Assistant Registrar
Post: 01, Salary Pay Scale : Rs. 15600-39100 GP Rs. 5400
7. Personal Assistant
Post: 01, Salary Pay Scale : Rs. 9300-34800 GP Rs. 3600
8. Stenographer
Total posts: 02, Salary Pay Scale: Rs. 9300-34800 GP Rs. 3200
Application Fee : Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST) in the form of DD in favour of Registrar, Rajasthan Ayurved, University, Jodhpur payable at Jodhpur.
Last date to submit application: 21/06/2010 to the following address: Registrar, Rajasthan Ayurved, University, Kadwad, Nagaur Road, Jodhpur
For more details like qualification, experience, age limit, how to apply, application format and other details visit: http://www.raujodhpur.org/appointment.html

NHRC issues notice on renaming Rajasthan village

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Union Home Secretary in a case regarding renaming of a village in Dausa district of Rajasthan. NHRC spokesperson Jaimini Kumar Srivastava today said the Ministry has been directed to respond within six weeks. The name of 'Kuwan Ka Vas' village in Dausa was changed by a land record keeper in 1987 to 'Chamaron Ka Vas' literally meaning 'residence of the backwards'. The village is inhabited by the Berwa community. ''In a democratic country like India, whose Constitution clearly prohibits any discrimination on the basis of castes and religion, the name of the village Chamaron Ka Vas constitutes a criminal offence,'' Mr Srivastava said.
The Commission's intervention was sought in 2006 and a notice was issued to State Chief Secretary calling for a report within eight weeks. It took about two years for the government to respond and the name 'Kushalpura' was suggested, he said. The Commission asked villagers for their comments and ordered the closure of the case in 2008 when no comments were received. The NHRC was then told by a villager in the same year that the MHA told the Rajasthan government that Kushalpura was not acceptable to the Railway Ministry as there was already a transit railway station 'Kushalpura Halt' which could create confusion. A list of alternate names was forwarded to the MHA by the state government for approval, but there was no response yet. The MHA Joint Secretary informed NHRC earlier this year that the proposal of restoring the name 'Kuwan Ka Vas' was under examination with the Ministry.

CBSE Class 12th results for Ajmer region declared

The result of students who appeared for Class XII CBSE board examination in Ajmer, Chennai and Panchkula (Haryana) will be announced on Wednesday while that of candidates from the rest of country will be out on May 21. The result will be available on CBSE websites after 8.00 am and CBSE has made special arrangements for quick access of result by individuals as well as schools, the Board said in a statement. The schools will get the entire results by registering their school code and emailid on CBSE websites. According to the regional head of Ajmer region and joint secretary of the board, P I Saboo, marksheets have already been dispatched to Jaipur and schools can collect them from India International School, Mansarovar 9 am onwards. In Ajmer, schools may collect their mark-sheets from the CBSE centre. Ajmer region consists of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chattisgargh and Union territory of Daman and Diu.This time 77,054 students appeared for class XII exams and 97,522 appeared for Class X from Ajmer region.
How to check the results
Results would be available on the sites
www.results.nic.in
www.cbseresults.nic.in
www.cbse.nic.in.
Through BSNL Landline IVRS Services, the results would be available on 011-24357270

Bank of Rajasthan to merge with ICICI Bank

Bank of Rajasthan (BoR), has decided to merge the old private sector bank with the country’s second-largest lender, ICICI Bank. This would be the third acquisition by ICICI Bank in the last decade. Both the bank boards have given an in-principle nod to the merger. ICICI Bank has started a due diligence exercise on BoR from Tuesday. ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar said, “We have reached an indicative pricing with the promoters on a swap ratio of 25:118. (A BoR shareholder will receive 25 ICICI shares for every 118 BoR shares held.) This is, however, subject to due diligence. Our understanding of the strategic value is that it would have taken us three years to build the current account and savings account relationships. Also, the deal prices the market capitalisation per branch in the range of around Rs 6.5 crore, which is similar to other old private sector banks.”
In the case of HDFC Bank, which acquired Centurion Bank of Punjab, the price per branch was around Rs 26 crore. “It was a brief board meeting. An in-principle approval has been taken to amalgamate the bank with ICICI Bank. The majority shareholder is looking at swapping his official shareholding of 28.60% with ICICI Bank shares. Other details on valuation and share swap will be decided on May 24,” said BoR MD & CEO G Padmanabhan. The Tayals, who acquired BoR a decade ago in a messy transaction, are believed to be under pressure to sell the old private bank amid regulatory action by Sebi and RBI. Mr Padmanabhan was appointed by RBI, which recently slapped a fine on BoR for a string of violations including deletion of records in the IT system, shady property deals and irregularities in a particular corporate group account.

Chidambaram offer fresh talk with Naxals

Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday made a fresh offer to hold talks with Naxals if they "suspend" violence even for just 72 hours, a day after Maoists unleashed another attack in Chattisgarh. "Maoists should say 'We will abjure violence. We will suspend violence and actually suspend violence for 72 hours'. We will get the Chief Ministers on board. We will respond. We will fix a date, time and place for talks and let the Maoists come for the talks on anything they wish to talk," Chidambaram told a news channel. Maoists blew up a bus killing at least 36 people near Dantewada on Monday.
Chidambaram said CPI(Maoist) never responded "seriously" to the offer of talks. "They are indulging in gimmickery I am afraid media plays up that gimmick," he said. Asked whether government forces will also halt all operations against them during the period of ceasefire, the Home Minister responded, "That goes without saying". Chidambaram said "if they observe complete suspension of violence for just 72 hours, it goes without saying that police will not take any action against any CPI(Maoist) activist, hideouts or camps." He said complete suspension means there should not be any attack on infrastructure, any landmine blast or any targetting of telephone towers. On the issue of Hindu extremists, the Home Minister said there are evidence pointing to various groups which are supported by extreme right Hindu fundamentalist group. "Don't call Hindu terrorist. A terrorist is a terrorist. Except in this case, the terrorist subscribe to extreme funamentalist Hindu philosophy. We feel that there are evidence to the Ajmer Blast, Mecca Masjid Blast and investigating agencies are closely following the trail that we have stumbled upon or discovered," he said.

Jaipur to get more CCTV Cameras

Crowded markets of the Walled City area of Jaipur will get more CCTV Cameras for security. In an ambitious project which is likely to be completed by July, the government has ordered to install 39 new CCTVs in the Walled City in addition to existing 20 ones. The entire system will be equipped with Wi-Fi system and it will replace the existing system of wire connectivity. “The project has been sectioned and is expected to be completed in the next three months,’ said SP (north) Ashok Naruka. He said that 20 CCTVs have already been installed. Sources said maintenance of the 39 Wi-Fi enabled CCTVs in the city will be taken care of as the annual maintenance contract (AMC) will be part of the work order. The 20 CCTVs earlier installed at Gangauri Bazaar, Hawa Mahal, Ramganj, Chhoti Chaupar, Tripolia Bazaar, Badi Chaupar and Heeda Ki Mori have been non-operational due to lack of maintenance. Hope this time govt will make some high tech arrangement and maintenance.

LTE - LTE INDIA 2010 Conference on May 28 at New Delhi

In a past decade wireless industry has seen an explosion in the demand for both voice and data services with the growth in number of mobile telephone subscribers as well as the usage rate. Long Term Evolution (LTE) will be strongly emerge as the next generation wireless technology that will lead the growth of mobile broadband services into the next level. Its adoption by service providers around the world has the potential to generate economies of scale unprecedented by any previous generation of wireless networking technology as it becomes the universal 4G mobile platform used by both GSM/HSPA and CDMA/EVDO service providers. Organized by Bharat Exhibitions & supported by 3GPP Supporting Industry Global Association for LTE & Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), LTE INDIA 2010 scheduled to be held on May 28, 2010 at Le Meridien, New Delhi is India’s first & only event on LTE for promoting LTE in fast growing Indian Telecom Industry. LTE INDIA 2010 will offer the best business platform in the country for Telecom Industry to conduct business & introduce LTE service offerings.
Global majors scheduled to be engaged in LTE deployment are participating in the event - Making it truly global platform to conduct business (Nokia Siemens Networks, Motorola, Bridgewater Systems, Hitachi Cable, Tekelec, Agilent Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent) Among the Telecom Operators & Service Providers – BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Aircel, MTNL, Reliance Communications, TATA Teleservices, Sistema Shyam, Virgin, Etisalat, Uninor, TATA DoCoMo etc would be part of the event. The event is supported by 3GPP & COAI – Cellular Operators Association of India.

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat cremated with full State honors

Thousands of people converged to bid adieu to former Vice-President and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Bhairon Singh Shekhawat at Jaipur's Chandpol Maidan on Sunday. He was cremated here with full State honours. Earlier, Shekhawat's body was carried in a flower-bedecked carriage. The funeral procession started from his residence. After passing through Jaipur's main streets, it finally reached Chandpol Maidan for the cremation. The cremation was attended by many distinguished persons, including former President APJ Abdul Kalam, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Union Ministers C P Joshi, Namo Narayan Meena and Mahadev Singh Khandela, NCW Chairperson Girija Vyas, Rajya Sabha MP Najma Heptullah and former Rajasthan CM and BJP General Secretary Vasundhara Raje were among others who paid tributes to the departed leader, who served as CM of Rajasthan thrice.
Shekhawat was one of the most popular politicians of the state. He joined politics in 1952 and was a member of the first Rajasthan legislative assembly. Following the death of the then Vice-President Krishan Kant, Shekhawat was elected to succeed him. He served as the country's 11th vice president from August 2002 to July 2007. He is survived by his wife Suraj Kanwar and a daughter.

England win ICC T20 World cup Title

It was a momentous day for the history of England cricket as they clinched their first ever major ICC tournament title, that is, the World T20 Champions by defeating age-old rivals Australia by 7 wickets. It was not only a victory for England, but also a moment of pride as the creators of the game finally have a major trophy on their shelf. England ruled the battleground since the very beginning. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, England revived the Ashes-rivalry in the shortest format as well as they took of to a brilliant start against the Aussies, reducing them to 8/3 within the first three overs itself. Ryan Sidebottom became the star for England as he first dismissed opener Shane Watson (2) and Brad Haddin (1) in the first and third over respectively. Standing at a rickety position, Michael Clarke and David Hussey tried to elevate Australia’s run-rate but failed miserably as England bowlers maintained a tight grip on their opponents. In the 10th over, Australia received another major blow as Paul Collingwood took a brilliant catch off Swann’s delivery to dismiss Clarke for 27 runs. The (Cameron) ‘White’ charm to did not last long for Australia as he too lost his wicket to Stuart Broad who got him caught by Luke Wright.
However, the Hussey brothers, David and Michael, kept on struggling till the very end. David added 59 runs, his third T20 International half-century, to finally conclude Australia’s innings at 147/6. A target of 148 seemed meager enough for England to chase as the only ‘setback’, so as to say, for them was the initial wicket of opener Michael Lumb (2). Thereafter, there was no looking back for England as a tremendous 111-run partnership between Kevin Pietersen (47) and Craig Kieswetter (56) completed half the job for their team. Later skipper Collingwood (12) and Eoin Morgan (15) completed the final formalities to hand over the most-awaited victory to their nation.

India share Azlan Shah trophy 2010 with South Korea

Defending champions India and South Korea were on Sunday declared joint winners of the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament as the summit clash between the two teams was called off due to rain in Ipoh, Malaysia. The final match was abandoned after six minutes of play as the heavy showers lashed the turf. India had lost only one match, against Malaysia, en route to final. This is the first time in the history of the tournament, which began in 1983, that there have been joint winners. Indian defender Sardar Singh was adjuged the best player of the tournament.
The Indian team management, when called by the FIH Tournament Director Paul Richards, expressed the desire to be given the winners trophy since they had topped the seven team round-robin league with 13 points as well as having beaten the Koreans 3-2 at that stage. However, it was decided to give the winners cup to both the teams which gave India their fifth title and the Koreans grabbed their second. India had made six appearances in the final of the tournament and ended on the victorious side on four occasions in 1985, 1991, 1995 and 2009. They had lost the title clash of the 2008 event to Argentina via golden goal.

Chardham yatra begins in Uttarakhand

The annual religious "Chardham yatra" began on Sunday with opening of portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines, nestled in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Amid chanting of hymns and shlokas, doors of the two temples were opened, after six months, coinciding with the auspicious day of "Akshya Tritiya". Scores of pilgrims offered prayer at the two temples on the first day of the yatra season on Sunday, officials said. The yatra will continue for six month from Sunday. Doors of Yamunotri shrine, situated at a height of 3700 metre in Uttarkashi district was thrown open at 1100 AM. Two hours later, the portals of Gangotri were also opened amid religious fervour. The Chardham yatra collectively comprises pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines in Garhwal Himalayas of the hill state, which is also considered to be mainstay of the hills economy. Badrinath, which is located in Chamoli district at a height of 3133 metre, will be opened on 19th May and Kedarnath (3584 metre) on 18th May. The Chardham yatra is considered as backbone of the thriving religious tourism in the state that attracts nearly 15-17 lakh pilgrims every year from home and abroad.

New Delhi Railway Station stampede kills two

Two persons have been killed and eight injured in a stampede triggered by a last minute change in platforms for two trains at the New Delhi Railway Station on Sunday, facing summer rush. The stampede occurred at around 2:45 PM after an announcement was made about the change of platforms for Delhi-Muzaffarpur Sapt Kranti Express and Delhi-Bhagalpur Vikramsila Express. A 35-year-old woman Soni, hailing from Bhagalpur, and a boy, about 10-12 years of age who is yet to be identified, died in the incident. Eight persons, including three women, were injured, an official said.
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered an inquiry into the incident, asking officials to take strict action against those responsible and announced a compensation of Rs two lakh to the next of kin of the deceased. "The two trains were to leave at around 2:45 pm. The platforms for the trains were interchanged at the last minute and this led to the confusion," a senior police official said.

Ajmer Urs 2010 to start from 9 June

Ajmer Sharif Dargah Urs 2010 will start from 9 June with Flag Hoisting at Buland Darwaza. Urs of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A.) is celebrated every year in the first week of Rajab, on seeing the moon of Rajab, the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. On the appearance of the moon for the month of Rajab, there comes a change in daily routine which is generally held at the Holy Shrine. The main entrance of the Holy Tomb which in ordinary days is closed at night, is kept open through out the day and night (barring for 2 or 3 hours at night) during the six days of Urs.
Urs Festival of Shrine Dargah Khawaja Gharib Nawaz Ajmer Sharif is Mostly called by different names by the Pilgrims / Devotees through out the world, such as.. Urs Garib Nawaz, Urs Khwaja Ajmeri, Urs Khwaja Sahib, Urs Khwaja Baba, Urs Chatti Sharif, Urs Sharif Ajmer, Urs Dargah Sharif Ajmer, Urs Shrine Ajmer, Urs Chishty, Urs Sufi, Urs Ajmer Sharif, Urs Ajmer Dargah Rajasthan India.
Ajmer Sharif Urs 2010 Schedule:
Flag Ceremony: 9 June 2010
Urs fair Begins: 13 June
Jannati Darwaza Opens: 13 June 2010
Namaz-E-Zumma: 18 June
Chhti Sharif: 19 June 2010
Annual Fathea Jannati darwaza will be closed on 19/20 June
Bara Qul Day: 22/23 July

BSNL to Connect IIT's Virtual University Project

Indian Institutes of Technology will finally open their gates wider. Assigned the task of reaching out to more Indian students, IIT directors are drawing up plans to set up a virtual university. IIT to join hand with Public sector Telecom major and Broadband service provider BSNL to setup Virtual Network for University. BSNL has been asked to provide the necessary bandwidth to ensure that no college is without connectivity.
IIT-Madras director M S Ananth said, “Wee basically want to make quality education accessible to many more students using modern tools instead of setting up brickand-mortar campuses.’’ The proposal has been accepted as part of the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT). But Ananth was quick to add that the details are yet to be worked out and the plan would be rolled out over two years. ‘‘We will involve industry in administering the programme. Moreover, we need to create labs where students can perform experiments. The IITs will take care of the entry, the exit and develop the courses,’’ he explained.

Rajasthan Census 2011 begins with CM Gehlot's registration

First phase of the census 2011 in Rajasthan began here today with registration of state Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Gehlot formally began the census exercise in the state at his residence in presence of Jaipur's Principal Census officer R P Jain. Director Census Operation, Shubhra Singh, said that the census operation for houselisting and national population register in the state would complete in two phases by February 2011. Thirty eight Principal Census Officers, 66 District and Deputy District Census officers, 429 Charge Officers and 78 Special Charge Officers, 1.2 lakh enumerators and 20,000 supervisors would carry out the census in the state, she said.

Monsoon to reach Kerala by 30th May: Met Dept

Southwest monsoon, critical for the farm-based economy of the country, is expected to reach Kerala on 30th May, two days before its normal onset date in the coastal state. "The south-west monsoon is likely to arrive over Kerala on May 30 according to the forecast of India Meteorological Department (IMD)," Earth Sciences Minister Prithviraj Chavan told reporters in New Delhi on Friday. The much awaited seasonal rains are expected to bring showers to the Andaman Sea by 20th May. The normal monsoon forecast is expected to bring cheer to over 235 million farmers who had faced drought last year due to failed monsoon. A good monsoon could help sowing of rice, sugarcane, soybean and corn, and lead to a rebound in the agricultural output.
Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences claimed that the IMD has been issuing accurate forecast on the onset of monsoon over Kerala for the past five years using an indigenously developed statistical model. Another favourable parameter for a normal monsoon was the end of the El Nino event for the year.

Medical Council of India dissolved by President

President Pratibha Patil on Saturday gave her assent to an ordinance dissolving scam-tainted Medical Council of India (MCI) and replace it with a seven-member panel of eminent doctors. The panel will be in charge till the next one year, Health Secretary Sujatha Rao said. The President signed the ordinance dissolving the MCI General Council, official sources in the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. The ordinance has also been notified by the Union Law Ministry.
MCI president Ketan Desai was arrested on April 22 by CBI for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs two crore to give permission to a Punjab medical college to recruit a fresh batch of students without having requisite infrastructure. The MCI was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933, now repealed, with the main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications in India and abroad. In 1956, the old Act was repealed and a new one was enacted. This was further modified in 1964, 1993 and 2001. The objectives of the Council include maintenance of uniform standards of medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate and recommendation for recognition or de-recognition of medical qualifications of medical institutions of India or foreign countries.

Nation pay tribute to Shekhawat, Funeral on Sunday at Jaipur

Glowing tributes were paid to Bhairon Singh Shekhawat with President Pratibha Patil recalling his humble beginnings, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declaring the former Vice President as one of the “tallest” leaders and Atal Bihari Vajpayee describing his death as end of an era in Indian politics. According to the family sources, Funeral of former Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat will take place at Jaipur tomorrow (Sunday). His embalmed body will be kept at his bungalow in the civil lines area here to enable people to pay their last respects. The body of 87-year-old will later be taken to the BJP office before cremation at Chandpol ground. As the news of his death this morning spread, leaders from across the political spectrum rushed to his residence to pay their tributes. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who had earlier visited the SMS hospital to meet the ailing leader, said Mr. Shekhawat was one of the rare politicians who had a unique identity.
BJP Parliamentary Party Chairman L.K. Advani, Tamil Nadu Governor S.S. Barnala, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, Madhya Pradesh Governor Rameshwar Thakur, Uttarakhand Governor Margaret Alva, Jharkhand Governor M.OH. Farooq, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa, JD(U) President Sharad Yadav, Union Ministers C.P. Joshi and Ghulam Nabi Azad, TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh also condoled his death.

Rajasthan's 'Babo Sa' passed away at 87

Former Vice President of India, Former CM of Rajasthan and Rajasthan peoples 'Babo Sa' Bhairon Singh Shekhawat passed away today morning. Two days after he was admitted to a hospital in Jaipur complaining of uneasiness and breathing problems. 87-year-old Shekhawat breathed his last at 11.10 AM at the Swai Man Singh Hospital. The former Vice President was admitted to the ICU of the SMS hospital on the night of May 13 and doctors had said he was suffering from lung and chest infection. Shekhawat, who was suffering from lung infection, died of cardiac arrest, Dr. Pangaria said.
Life History: Born on October 23, 1923, in Khachariyawas, a small village in Sikar district in Rajasthan he was sworn-in as the country’s 12th Vice President on August 19, 2002. Shekhawat was the only member of the Rajasthan Assembly to have won in every assembly election since 1952, except 1972 when he lost from Gandhi Nagar in Jaipur. He was also elected to the Rajya Sabha from neighboring Madhya Pradesh in 1974. Shekhawat enjoyed the distinction of heading three non—Congress governments in the state in 1977—1980, 1990—1992 and 1993—1998. His tenure as the chief minister of the desert state was marked by pragmatism as his government launched path—breaking policies. His brainchild — the Antyodaya scheme to help the poorest of the poor, brought international accolades for Shekhawat with the then World Bank Chief Robert McNamara describing him as the Rockfeller of India.

Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Movie release date

Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai is a Bollywood film directed by Milan Luthria and starring Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi and Kangana Ranaut. The film will cover the entire growth of the Mumbai underworld, from crime and smuggling in its early stages through its connection with international terrorism in recent times. The film, set primarily in 1970 Mumbai, follows the rise of Sultan (Ajay Devgn), and his eventual fall, when shoaib (Emraan Hashmi), challenges his supremacy, and usurps power to rule the murky underbelly of Mumbai. Kangana Ranaut will attempts to play the role of the legendary actress Madhubala in a flick which is also somewhat about the underworld don Haji Mastan. Ajay Devgan will be seen as Haji Mastan and Emraan will potray the role of young Dawood Ibrahim.
Directed by: Milan Luthria
Written by: Rajat Arora
Music: Pritam
Star Cast:
Ajay Devgan
Emraan Hashmi
Kangana Ranaut
Randeep Hooda
Movie release date: 30 July 2010

Munna Bhai Chale America Movie release date

Munna Bhai Chale America is 3rd Sequel of Munna Bhai series produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Munna Bhai Chale Amerika is currently in the scripting stage. Production for the film will begin in 2010.
Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani
Produced by: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Written by: Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi
Star Cast:
Sanjay Dutt
Arshad Warsi
Movie release date: December 2010

Khatta Meeta Hindi Movie release date and Review

Khatta Meeta is a forthcoming Hindi Movie directed by Priyadarshan. Akshay Kumar and and South star Trisha Krishnan will be in lead roles. It will be a lighthearted Comedy. It’s an entertaining film about road development and the road mafia. How the contractors who make roads in our country use substandard material and other tactics to make the same road again and again. It’s a satire, so the message is conveyed in a lighthearted way. Khatta Meeta is a remake of the 1989 superhit Malayalam film , Vellanakalude Nadu which was directed by Priyadarshan.
Director: Priyadarshan
Music: Pritam
Star Cast:
Akshay Kumar
Trisha Krishnan
Paresh Rawal
Movie release date: July 2010
Movie review: N/A

Action Replay Movie release date and Review

Action Replay is an upcoming Hindi movie directed by Vipul Shah and starring Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai and Neha Dhupia. Action Replay is a time travel tale based on Mumbai in the fifties. The film was announced in September 2008 and is currently in the post-production stage.
Directed by: Vipul Shah
Music by: Pritam
Star Cast:
Akshay Kumar
Aishwarya Rai
Neha Dhupia
Movie release date: July
Movie review: N/A

Rakta Charitra 1 & 2 Movie release date

Rakta Charitra 1 & 2 are forthcoming movies written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. Initially it was one movie with 5 hours, then film was divided into two parts, which will be releasing within three months gap. The film is said to depict the life of the slain political leader Paritala Ravindra, played by Vivek Oberoi, with Tamil actor Surya Sivakumar.
Directed by: Ram Gopal verma
Produced by: Ram Gopal Varma
Written by: Prashant Pandey
Star cast:
Vivek Oberoi
Surya Sivakumar
Shatrughan Sinha
Priyamani
Movie Release date: August and November 2010
Language: Hindi, Tamil and Telugu

Love You Maa Movie release date

Love You Maa is an upcoming Hindi film which is remake of English movie stepmom. It is Directed and written by Siddharth Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar, the film will star Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal.
Directed by: Siddharth Malhotra
Produced by: Karan Johar
Written by: Karan Johar
Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Star Cast:
Kajol
Kareena Kapoor
Arjun Rampal
Movie Release date: October 2010

Tees Maar Khan hindi movie release date

Tees Maar Khan is a forthcoming Bollywood movie directed by Farah Khan. Akshay Kumar is once again come with Katrina Kaif.
Directed by Farah Khan
Produced by Shirish Kunder
Music: Vishal-Shekhar
Star cast:
Akshay Kumar
Katrina Kaif
Akshaye Khanna
Shakti Mohan
Movie release date: 24 December 2010

Saat Khoon Maaf movie release date

Saat Khoon Maaf is an upcoming Hindi movie directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, starring Priyanka Chopra in lead role. The film, regarded to be a celluloid version of the Ruskin Bond book Susanna's Seven Husbands features seven male leads including one russian actor. Priyanka Chopra will plays a negative character after Aitraaz (2004) and Yakeen.
Directed by: Vishal Bharadwaj
Written by: Ruskin Bond
Star cast:
Priyanka Chopra
Naseeruddin Shah
Irrfan Khan
Neil Nitin Mukesh
Anu Kapoor
Movie release date: 21 January, 2011

Ra. 1 Hindi Movie release date

Ra.1 is an upcoming Bollywood science-fiction superhero film directed by Anubhav Sinha. The film, which features Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal, will be produced under Khan's production company, Red Chillies Entertainment.
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Producer: Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan
Music: Vishal-Shekhar
Star Cast:
Shahrukh Khan
Kareena Kapoor
Arjun Rampal
Ra. 1 Movie release date: January 2011

How to Reach Pushkar from Ajmer, Jaipur or Delhi

Pushkar is the venue of the world famous Pushkar Camel fair/festival and City of Hindu God Brahma. It is located 11 Km away from Ajmer, another popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. The Pushkar camel fair attracts tourists from all over the world to this small town in the state of Rajasthan. Pushkar is also an important pilgrim center for the Hindus, who come here for the holy dip in the Pushkar Lake. The Brahma temple is another attraction of Pushkar town. Pushkar is easily accessible by road, rail and air.
How to Reach Pushkar by Air: Jaipur is the nearest airport from Pushkar. It is about 138 km away from the Pushkar town. Regular buses from Jaipur are available for Pushkar. You can also hire taxi from Jaipur.
How to Reach Pushkar by Road: Ajmer, about 11 Km from Pushkar, is the nearest railhead and well connected to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur Udaipur and Abu Road by regular trains.
How to Reach Pushkar by Road: Pushkar is well connected to other cities and towns of Rajasthan. Regular bus services operate from Pushkar/Ajmer to popular destinations around. Distance from important tourist centers is as follows. Jaipur: 138 km.
Delhi: 392 km.
Ahmedabad: 526 km.
Jaisalmer: 490 km
Bikaner: 233 km
Ajmer: 11 Km

Former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Passed away

Former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Passed away today on May 15, 2010 at 11:10 am at the Swai Man Singh Hospital. 87-year-old Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was admitted to hospital on May 13 suffering from lung and chest infection. Former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat survived with wife Shrimati Suraj Kanwar and they have a daughter Shrimati Ratan Kanwar who is married to Shri Narpat Singh Rajvi, senior BJP leader of Rajasthan and a former cabinet minister in the Govt. of Rajashan. They have three children Mumal Rajvi-daughter and Vickramaditya Singh Rajvi, Abhimanyu Singh Rajvi-sons.
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was the 11th Vice-President of India. He served in that position from August 2002, when he was elected to a five-year term by the electoral college following the death of Krishan Kant, until he resigned on July 21, 2007, after losing the presidential election to Pratibha Patil. Shekhawat was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the leading member of the National Democratic Alliance at the time of election. He served as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan state three times, from 1977 to 1980, 1990 to 1992, and 1993 to 1998.

CBSE Ajmer region Class 10th result on May last week

CBSE(Central Board of Secondary Education), Ajmer region is all set to declare result for Class 10th by next week around 20 May 2010. Board called a higher level meeting for result processing and result will be declared by next week as per board source. CBSE Ajmer region have around 1 Lakh student from Rajasthan, Gujarat, MP and dadar nagar haveli.

Rajasthan govt plan solar water pump projet worth 515 Crore

Rajasthan government is planning to come up with a Rs. 515 crore solar water pump project to cut down on its power expenses. It is likely to install 10,000 solar water pumps in the first phase to save nine crore units per annum. The state government has sent a proposal to the central government for its approval under the National Agriculture Development Scheme. Rajasthan agriculture minister Harjiram Burdak said that the state government is in talks with the central government for rolling out this project. “We are waiting for centre’s nod. We will implement it in phases,” he said. The state government has already invited expressions of interest from solar pump set manufacturers. Around 10 manufacturers have shown interest in supplying solar pump sets in the rural areas.
“The solar pump sets are attached to the water source. Solar panel of the pump converts the solar energy into electrical power, which runs the motor to pump water. A five HP solar water pump set will save 25 units of power every day,” an agriculture department official said. Under this project, farmers in water-scarce areas will be asked to install solar water pump for irrigation. There are two types of pumps. The cost of 2-HP solar water pump is Rs. 4 lakh while a 5-HP pump costs Rs. 10 lakh. “Farmers will get 80 percent subsidy on the cost of the pump while the state government will provide them loan on remaining amount at the interest rate of 5 per cent,” he said.

Cairn India's Rajasthan oil to flow Gujarat this week

Cairn India will start pumping crude from its Rajasthan fields by the end of this week, bringing down operational costs by $3-4 per barrel. The company has completed the construction of the 590km heated pipeline — the longest in the world — connecting Barmer in Rajasthan with Salaya in Gujarat. Cairn needs to pour in at least one million barrels to ensure that it flows out at the delivery point in Gujarat. It will take about a month before the company starts selling to domestic refineries.
The British explorer has contracted to sell up to 143,000 barrels oil per day (bpd) to Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL), Indian Oil Corporation, Reliance Industries (RIL) and Essar. The company is ramping up production from the Rajasthan fields to 125,000bpd by June from 30,000bpd. It will go up to 175,000bpd by the end of next year. The Rajasthan block, which comprises Mangala, Bhagyam and Aishwariya fields, is 70 per cent owned by Cairn. ONGC owns the rest. At present, Cairn transports crude from Mangala to the Kandla port by tankers for shipment to MRPL and RIL. The pipeline, once fully operational, will reduce the transportation cost to $1 per barrel from $6-7 per barrel. Overall operational cost will be $5.3 a barrel. Cairn and ONGC have spent $1billion, or Rs 4,450 crore, to build the pipeline that runs about nine feet beneath the ground.

Honda's Rajasthan plant to start work by 2011

Honda Motorcycle & Scooters (I) (HMSI) today said Phase-I of its Rajasthan manufacturing facility will be operational by H2, FY'11. "Our new Rajasthan facility will be operational in the second half of 2011," HMSI President and Chief Executive Officer Shinji Aoyama told reporters on the sidelines of the launch of the new CB Unicorn dazzler motorcycle here today. The facility would be set-up at a capital outlay of Rs 500 crore, he said. It would have a manufacturing capacity of six lakh units in the first phase, he said. The two-wheeler plant is being set up in the Tapukara Industrial Area of Alwar district under a Memorandum of Understanding between HMSI and the Rajasthan government.
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National workshop on Computer Networking (NWCN-2010) at Udaipur

The Institution of Engineers (India), Udaipur Local Centre, The Computer Society of India, Udaipur Chapter and Techno India NJR Institute of Technology, Udaipur are organising National Workshop and celebrating World Telecommunication Day during May 17-19, 2010 (Brochure enclosed).The Inauguration of the workshop will be held on 17th May, 2010 at 2.00 p.m. and Inaugural of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day at 6.00 p.m. Conference attendees include Guests, CSI, IEI members, Engineers, professors, teachers, and other professionals from various varieties of department and staff, including students. The conference will be addressed by prominent speakers of the Software Industries, Telecom Industries, Universities, BSNL, CISCO, CEG and professional societies.
For more info visit: Oranizing commitee

Court deny Narco test for Ajmer dargah blast accused

Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) mulled over taking Devendra Gupta, accused in the Ajmer dargah blast of 2007, to Madhya Pradesh to explore his links there, an Ajmer court on Thursday reversed a lower court’s decision last week which allowed narco test on Gupta. Ajmer district and sessions judge P K Agarwal on Thursday set aside a decision on Gupta’s narco analysis. “Keeping in mind the Supreme Court’s recent order on narco analysis, the Ajmer court ordered that the ATS could conduct a narco test on Gupta only after his consent,” said Gupta’s counsel Laxmikant Sharma, adding that the ATS would have to follow all guidelines as set by the apex court in conducting the narco test. The Ajmer chief judicial magistrate on May 3 had granted the ATS permission to conduct narco tests on Gupta.
Meanwhile, senior ATS officials maintained that they were considering taking Gupta to Madhya Pradesh in their ongoing investigation into the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast. “He was recently taken to Jamtara in Jharkhand and we now believe there might be a link in MP as well,” a senior official said.

Gujjar demands 5% reservation in fresh jobs

Gujjar mahapanchayat demands 5% reservation in fresh jobs which is around 80000 in next 2-3 Month. The meet announced a fresh date June 13, for choking all the highways in the state if the state government did not yield by June 1 to their demand of 5% reservation in the 80,000 government jobs announced recently. Also featuring now on their charter is a request by the state to the Centre to create a ‘Gujjar regiment’ in the defence. While serving the ultimatum before a gathering of about 3,000 Gujjars, former Delhi legislator Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, however, did not let any opportunity go by to take pot-shots at Bainsla. “He had warned me that he would not let me enter Rajasthan, but here I am. And I am sure he has sent his people to create nuisance here,” he alleged. Mahapanchayat was also attended by some other leaders like former BJP ministers Prahlad Gunjal, Kalulal Gujjar, Nathu Singh Gujjar, former minister from Haryana Kartar Singh Bhadana and many other former MLAs and MPs.

Virendra Sehwag may replace Dhoni in ODI & T20 Format

Indian caption Mr. Cool who win the inaugural T20 World Cup title and the No 1 ranking in Tests. But Mahendra Singh Dhoni may be about to suffer the first major setback of his career. With India failing to win a single Super 8 match in two straight T20 World Cups, there is talk of replacing Dhoni with Virendra Sehwag as captain in both one-dayers and T20. It is possible that India will have a new captain as early as next month when the selectors name the squad for Asia Cup in Sri Lanka. While Sehwag seems the front-runner for the top job, Dhoni will continue to lead the team in Tests, where India is No 1 in ICC rankings. There is apparently a section within the BCCI, which wants Dhoni to be retained even as ODI and T20 skipper due to his trackrecord, but the selectors seem to be ready to seek a change of guard.
While Virender Sehwag’s own captaincy record isn’t exactly awe-inspiring. In fact, Sehwag has even given up the captaincy of Delhi Daredevils, saying he prefers to enjoy the game and concentrate on his batting. so we may see some more drama here.

Former vice-president shekhawat admitted to ICU

Former vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat admitted to ICU section of Sawai Mansingh Hospital Jaipur last night after having some breathing problem. As per hospital sources his condition is stable now.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels extended to Varanasi

The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, the newer super swanky version the of the popular Palace on Wheels luxury train, plans to add the holy city of Varanasi to its list of destinations. But not until later next year. Starting from September 2011, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels will arrive in Varanasi early on Friday mornings. Passengers will get to see an unforgettable sunrise over the ghats, evening aarti ceremony by the Ganges River, and other local sights during the day. The cities covered in the itinerary of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels include Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Agra. If you want to visit the country's most iconic destinations in style, the new itinerary of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels really can't be beat.
Sharma, along with RTDC chairman-cum-managing director Dr Manjeet Singh, was on a two-day visit to the city. They held a meeting with the officials of UP Tourism to discuss the plan and also watched the grand Ganga Arati on Monday evening. "We have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UP Tourism to provide better facilities to the visiting tourists," he said. According to him, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a step ahead of the Palace on Wheels, which ranks among the top luxury trains of the world. As compared to the Palace on Wheels, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels offers more amenities to its passengers. More modern facilities have been introduced in this train to give passengers a feeling of royalty. The 82-seat capacity train has 22 royal compartments with two super deluxe and 39 deluxe suits with other facilities like bar and library.
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Miracle baba Munir Khan arrested

Self-proclaimed scientist and miracle doctor Munir Khan was arrested on Wednesday on charges of cheating and forgery after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Supreme Court on Monday. Khan surrendered at the Versova police station and was produced before a local court, which remanded him in police custody till May17. Khan, who was on the run since last year, has been accused of cheating over 185 people by claiming that his medicine ‘Body Revival’ can cure all disease, including cancer. He had priced the medicine at Rs15,600 per 100ml bottle, the police said.
Earlier, three of Khan’s aides were arrested in the case. “After Khan was exposed as a quack, all the people who were conned by him complained to us. We have 64 victims’ statements already recorded in the case,” said Suresh Nalawade, senior police inspector, Versova police station. Khan’s advertisements on TV channels regarding his medicine featured him with yesteryear television actor Tabassum. The actor had also intervened in the case, saying Khan had misled her into appearing for advertisements with him, police added.

Shristi Infra to invest Rs 500 Crore in Udaipur Rajasthan

Shristi Infrastructure Development Corporation said Wednesday it would invest Rs.2,000 crore over the next three years in seven smaller cities in three states. The money would be used to build integrated townships, healthcare facilities, hospitality and sports facilities, retail malls, logistics hubs and commercial and residential complexes in West Bengal, Tripura and Rajasthan, company director Hemant Kanoria told media persons here. The company is also coming up with a mall and hospitality project spread over 8.5 acres in Udaipur, Rajasthan, by injecting Rs.500 crore.
In Tripura, the company would complete a shopping complex by investing Rs 25 crore. Besides these projects, the company has floated another joint venture, Kanchan Janga Integrated Infrastructure Development Private Ltd in partnership with the West Bengal Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, to develop an integrated industrial hub in Siliguri. The hub will comprise an industrial zone, IT Park, healthcare and educational facilities, residential complexes, commercial centres and sports and recreational activities spread over 124.5 acres.

Honda Motorcycle to invest Rs 500 crore in Rajasthan

Honda Motorcycle & Scooters Pvt Ltd (HMSI) and the Rajasthan government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for setting up a 2-wheeler plant in the Tapukara Industrial Area of Alwar district. The Rs 500 crore project will manufacture 6 lakh units annually in the first phase, an official spokesman said here today. Later, the investment will go up to Rs 1,100 crore to ramp up production to 12 lakh units. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will be the chief guest at the ground-breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Poojan) for the project on May 31 at Alwar.
The MOU was signed by Principal Secretary, Industries, Sunil Arora and HMSI President and CEO Shinji Aoyama, as well as Honda Siel Cars India Vice-President Raman Sharma. Investment and NRI Commissioner Purushottam Agarwal, Industries Commissioner Raj Hans Upadhyay and other senior officers were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Rajasthan Industry Minister Rajendra Singh said the prestigious project will generate direct employment for 3,000 persons initially in the first 3 years and indirect employment will be around 10,000 persons.

David Cameron elected new PM of Britain

Conservative leader David Cameron took over as Britain's new Prime Minister, ousting the Labour party from power after a 13-year rule, after striking an agreement with the Liberal Democrats who joined the country's first coalition government in 70 years. Cameron assumed the top post last night after Queen Elizabeth II invited him to form the new government following the resignation of incumbent Gordon Brown.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has been named as the Deputy Prime Minister as Cameron said he planned to form a "full" coalition government of his Conservative party and the Liberal Democrats. Installed at the No 10 Downing Street, Cameron thus becomes the youngest prime minister in almost 200 years, since Lord Liverpool who assumed office at 42. A statement from Buckingham Palace said the Queen had requested 43-year-old Cameron to form a new government.

Suicide cases rise in Rajasthan

A married woman, allegedly upset over eve teasing, committed suicide in Akola village of Chittorgarh district on Monday. She immolated herself along with her two daughters. In another incident, a couple ended their lives by jumping before a moving train in Dungargarh. With this, the death toll due to suicides has touched 18 in the state in just one month. Police said that the woman identified as Javeri Bheel, 45, was disturbed for quite some time. During wee hours of Tuesday, she poured kerosene on herself, her two daughters and son. Javeri and the girls were declared brought dead when taken to hospital while the son, identified as Manish, is undergoing treatment. “The condition of Manish is also critical since he had sustained almost 60% burn injuries,” police said.
Meanwhile in another case, a couple killed themselves by jumping in front of moving train in Dungargarh of Bikaner district. The couple were married to different people and reportedly committed suicide to avoid social boycott and non-recognition of their love life.The deceased were identified as Kamla (26) who was a native of Dungargarh village and Mohan Nath (26), a native of Radi village in Bikaner district. According to police, the couple have left a suicide note saying that since due to their separate marriages and responsibilities they could not live together, it was better to die together. “They had a married life and children separately but were in love with each other. The fear of social boycott and other reasons compelled them to take this step,” a senior police officer said.

Osiyan 5MW Solar power plant to start soon

Astonfield Renewable Resources and Belectric announced that they have entered into an agreement for the execution of Astonfield's 5MW solar power plant in Osiyan, Rajasthan. The Osiyan project is one of several Astonfield plants expected to be approved under the Migration Phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission and will be Astonfield's first solar power plant to be commissioned and come online in FY2010-11, said an official statement. Belectric has already completed site designs and engineering on the plant. The construction will begin immediately following Migration approval. Belectric is one of the largest photovoltaic (PV) system integrators in the world, with over 75 commissioned power plants in Europe to date.
In addition to plant design, construction and commissioning, Belectric will also provide operations and maintenance (O and M) services for the plant. The Osiyan power plant will be the first utility-scale solar power plant commissioned by Belectric under India's National Solar Mission. The 5MW solar power plant located in the Jodhpur District of Rajasthan will sit on 30 acres of land. A total of 185 acres has been secured under a long term lease to allow for an additional 20MW build out in the future. The Osiyan plant is expected to bring over a hundred jobs to the local community and has the capacity to power approximately 13,000 homes.

Ajmer-Pushkar train to start this year -Sachin Pilot

Union minister of state for IT and telecom Sachin Pilot has said that a land dispute between the Rajasthan government and the railways regarding Ajmer-Pushkar rail route has been resolved and the train services to Pushkar will start this year. Pilot inaugurated the project to modernise the locomotive workshop here on Tuesday. It will cost Rs 58 crore and take two years tocomplete in five phases. Once completed, it will be of immense help for travellers. After the locomotive one, the Rs 72-crore project of modernising the carriage workshop will start soon. “Keeping the importance of Ajmer in mind, the railway ministry is upgrading facilities at the city railway station to make it a world-class one. The project will be made on public-private partnership basis and consultant will be appointed for it soon,” Pilot said. He also said that the overbridge in Saradhana bypass will also be completed in the coming months. He inspected the workshop and went through the museum where the locomotives made in 1885 and their parts have been displayed.

No amendment in Hindu Marriage Act - Moily

Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Tuesday ruled out amending the Hindu Marriage Act in order to accommodate the Khap Panchayat's demands. "We have suggested to amend the simple marriage act, not the Hindu Marriage Act,” he added. Moily comment comes just a day after Congress MP and industrialist Navin Jindal said that he had never said anything to support the honour killings committed by the Khap Panchayats. Earlier, Jindal has reportedly come out in support of the Haryana Khap Panchayats. It has been reported that Jindal, who is currently abroad, sent a letter to the Khap Panchayats on Sunday affirming his support to them on the issue.
The self-styled Khap Panchayats gathered in Kurukshetra on April 13 and demanded a ban on marriages within the same ''gotra'' or sub caste. They also protested against a Karnal Sessions Court verdict that awarded death sentences to five accused and a life-term to the leader of a Khap Panchayat for the murder of a newly-married couple. Representatives of at least 20 Khap Panchayats from Haryana challenged the court ruling and said they would raise money to help the killers of the newly married couple. They said they wanted the ''Hindu Marriage Act'' to be amended, to include a law that bans marriages within same sub caste or the same village.

Viswanathan Anand wins World Chess title again

Viswanathan Anand retained his world chess title on Tuesday by winning with black against Bulgarian challenger Veselin Topalov at the World Chess Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria. The score was 5.5-5.5 before the last game. Each player needed only one win to secure the match. Anand's 56-move win came in the last of a possible 12 games between the two, allowing the 40 year-old Indian grandmaster to retain the title he won in 2008. The match started on 24th April a day later than planned. Anand, whose arrival to Sofia was delayed due to the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland, lost the first game against Topalov but quickly recovered to drew level in the second.
The Indian won the fourth game and took a one point lead before Topalov stroke back for a second time in the eighth game. The remaining games ended in draws. Anand held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, at a time when the world title was split. He became then World champion in 2007 and defended his title against Russian Vladimir Kramnik the next year, becoming thee first chess player ever to have won the world title in a knockout, a tournament, and a match. Topalov, 34, won the right to challenge Anand after a 4.5-3.5 victory last year over Gata Kamsky of the U.S. A purse of 2 million euro (US$2.56 million) is to be split between Anand and Topalov.

Ajmer will get BSNL FTTH soon - Pilot

Union minister of state for IT and telecom Sachin Pilot has said that Ajmer will get BSNL FTTH soon to provide world class fiber based technology in city. Pilot was speaking at a programme in Government Women Engineering College and inaugurated its newly built campus and the solar plant installed there in. He announced two free high-speed broadband internet connection for the college. "This is the only girls’ engineering college in North India and the students should prove the name and fame of this institute by their skills,” said Pilot. “The latest fibre technology is used first time in Jaipur in the country and the college will get preference to get connected with this technology,” he added.

Delhi University (DU) admission 2010 starts from 28 May

The Delhi University (DU) will begin the sale of admission forms for its 54,000 seats in regular undergraduate courses from May 28. DU’s Dean of Student Welfare S K Vij made the announcement on Tuesday in the presence of Vice-Chancellor Deepak Pental. The last date of sale of forms and the deadline for submission of completed application forms is June 11. The first admission list will be out on June 22. Three more lists will follow on June 26, July 1 and July 6 respectively. According to DU’s recently published 2010-2011 academic calendar, classes will begin on July 21. From this academic year, DU will also implement the 27 per cent OBC reservation quota in keeping with the Supreme Court directive, expanding by 18 per cent ovr last year and adding 5,000 seats in the process. Admissions will close on August 6 and reserved seats or Other Backward Classes (OBC) left vacant will be converted to unreserved category by August 16.

Rajasthan Govt launches Chief Minister Food Security Scheme for BPL

Rajasthan Government has launched 'Chief Minister Food Security Scheme' for providing food grain at cheap rate to BPL families in the state. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot formally launched the scheme at a function at the Gandhi Maidan in Tonk town by distributing wheat to some of the poor families. Union Rural Development Minister CP Joashi and Union Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena were also present. The scheme was launched in other districts by Members of the Council of Ministers and/or senior officials. As per the scheme 25 kg of wheat will be provided to every eligible family every month at the rate of Rs 2 per kg. As many as 36 lakh poorest of poor families would to be benefited under the scheme. With this, Rajasthan became the first state in Northern India to launch such a welfare scheme.

Acharya Mahapragya passes away in Churu

Acharya Sree Mahapragya, the 10th Acharya of Jain Swetambar Terapanth Samaj, died today due to cardiac arrest at Sardarshehar in Churu district of Rajasthan. He was 90. The funeral of Acharya Mahapragya will take place tomorrow in the town, an office bearer of the samaj said. The supreme head of Jain Swetambar Terapanth group, the Acharya, was resting when he suffered a cardiac arrest and died this afternoon at Terapanth ashram, they said. Rajkumar Pugalia, Coordinator of Acharya Tulsi Mahapragya Vichar Manch said over phone that the sect head was in Sardarshehar for past few days to deliver preachings. He informed that Yuvacharya Mahashraman of Sardarshehar has been declared as the next and 11th supreme head of the Terapanth group. The Acharya, who promoted non-violence and led the Ahimsa Yatra movement, was born on June 14, 1920 in Jhunjhunu district of the state. He traversed more than 1,00,000 kms on foot covering over 10,000 villages spreading the message of harmony and peace.
Prominent among the awards given to him during his lifetime were the Mother Teresa national award of peace (2005), Union Government's communal harmony award (2004), Ambassador of Peace Award in London (2003), Lokmaharishi by Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (2003) and the Indira Gandhi National Integration Award (2002). Acting Governor Shivraj Patil, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Assembly Speaker Deependra Singh Shekhawat have condoled the death of Acharya Mahpragya. Mr. Patil said the Acharya was a great sage and philosopher who gave a new direction to Anuvrat movement and spread the message of non-violence through his Ahimsa Yatra.

ASSOCHAM to offer free DTP training for poor in Rajasthan

As part of its “affirmative action” for weaker sections, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has sponsored a free desktop publishing (DTP) course for Dalit, tribal and minority youngsters to equip them to initiate self-employment ventures and compete for the private sector jobs. The two-month course, sponsored by the Assocham Foundation for Inclusive Growth, is the third in a series supported by the industry body amid calls by the government and the society for support of industrial magnates to the marginalised sections, stopping short of reservation, to improve their competence and aptitude.
The Assocham has engaged a Jaipur-based non-government organisation, Progressive Muslim Social Circle (PMSC), for conducting the course for 50 poor youths belonging Scheduled Castes and Tribes and minority communities with the focus on making them employable. Rajasthan Government's Additional Director, Industries, S. K. Gupta, said at the inaugural function here on Sunday that there was a huge potential for youngsters in DTP and computer designing if they were equipped with a sound technical knowledge. Social activist and former District Judge Rao Usman Ali said the training would enable the youths to overcome their capacity constraints while looking for jobs in the highly competitive private sector.

India crashed out of T20 World cup

India’s T20 World Cup campaign virtually ended on Sunday after it lost to West Indies by 14 runs in a crucial Group F Super Eight encounter. West Indies, meanwhile, stayed in contention for a semi-final berth. West Indies ruled the entire match since the very beginning. After being asked to bat first by Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the home team started their innings on a very steady note. It was Chris Gayle and his boisterous 97 runs that helped his team post a competitive 169/6 against India. Gayle showed no signs of exhaustion in the entire first innings as he, along with his opening partner Shivnarine Chanderpaul, gave a very stable start to their team’s batting campaign by making sure that they did not lose wickets early and kept adding runs through boundaries time and again. The modest show turned pompous in the latter overs as Gayle hit some almighty skiers to almost single-handedly help West Indies post a cutthroat 169.
Starting on a disastrous note, India lost both their opening batsmen very cheaply within the first five overs itself; while Murali Vijay (7) lost his wicket in the fourth over, Gautam Gambhir got out in the next for 15 runs. India never really revived from these early losses as there was no stopping to their loss of wickets later on. The wickets of Rohit Sharma (5), Suresh Raina (32) and Yuvraj Singh (12) fell like a pack of cards. Later, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (29), Yusuf Pathan (17) and Harbhajan Singh (14) made some significant contributions with their occasional boundaries, but they too could not last long. The Indian innings wrapped up on 155 all out.

Indian team for Zimbabwe tri-series announced

Senior players were rested as India on Sunday named a second-string squad with Suresh Raina as the captain and Virat Kohli his deputy for the low-profile Zimbabwe tour starting later this month. Regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and senior players Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Gautam Gambhir and Ashish Nehra were rested as the BCCI senior selection committee, which met here on Sunday, named a young 15-member squad with new faces galore. Once the tri-series is over on June 9, leg-spinner Piyush Chawla will join the squad for India's subsequent two Twenty20 Internationals against Zimbabwe on June 12 and 13.
ODI squad: Suresh Raina (capt), Virat Kohli (v-c), Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Pankaj Singh, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Naman Ojha.
T20 squad: Suresh Raina (capt), Virat Kohli (v-c), Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Pankaj Singh, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Naman Ojha and Piyush Chawla.

Sachin Pilot on 2 days visit in Ajmer

Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot is on 2 days visit from today. He will start his journey from lasadiya village of kekri block in ajmer after that he will attend various public meets in different villages in ajmer district. Next day he will inaugurate loko workshop division in ajmer and also attend function at Govt. Woman Engineering college, Ajmer.

Rajasthan's Prakash Rajpurohit get 2nd rank in UPSC Civil Service Exam 2010

Rajasthan's Prakash Rajpurohit get 2nd rank in UPSC Civil Service Exam 2010. Prakash Rajpurohit is an electrical engineer from IIT-Delhi.Prakash did his schooling from DAV School in Delhi before joining IIT.Prakash Rajpurohit Roll Number Is 070763. 24- year- old youth is set to join the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) after securing the second position. Prakash Rajpurohit(24) secured the second position in the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) examination.
Prakash rajpurohit is originally from Rajashthan’s Barmer district, Prakash did his schooling from DAV School in Delhi before joining IIT. He is an Electrical engineering graduate from IIT Delhi and he hails from Brij Vihar locality of Ghaziabad. He passed out his Class-X and Class- XII examinations from DAV School. He cleared this competitive exam in the second attempt.
Rajpurohit said, “I always wanted to join the IAS. I love the job as it offers challenges and diversity. There's a greater scope of helping people out. I was expecting the top rank because I wrote a fine exam. IIT provided a highly competitive atmosphere and this helped me in preparing for the civil services exam." His father Devi Singh Rajpurohit’s happiness had no limits he said, "After passing out of IIT Delhi, my son joined a start- up company in Noida. He worked for a few months and after that set his eyes on clearing the civil services exams. In first attempt he fail to clear merit list but in second attempt he come like a star and scored 2nd rank in all india merit list.

Ajmer blast accused petition accepted

A court in Ajmer on Friday admitted the revised petition of Devendra Gupta, arrested for his alleged role in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast and issued a notice to the Rajasthan Government to file its reply by May 10. Gupta's advocate Umardan Lakhawat said the District and Session Judge Ajmer Prashant Agarwal has admitted the petition and asked the State government to file its reply by May 10. Gupta, who is allegedly linked to Hindu outfit Abhinav Bharat Sangathan had on Thursday filed a revised petition against the proposed narco and brain mapping tests conducted on him by the Rajasthan Anti Terror Squad (ATS).
The petition comes just two days after the ruling of the Supreme Court that illegal compulsory use of narco-analysis, brain-mapping and polygraph tests techniques amount to cruel and degrading treatment and unwarranted intrusion into personal liberty.n his petition, Gupta claimed that the ATS had not taken his permission for conducting the tests.arlier on April 3, the court had granted permission to the ATS to conduct a narco-analysis test on Gupta. Gupta was arrested last week from Ajmer, when he had come to meet his ailing mother.e is suspected to be involved in the blast inside the Dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti.he ATS has so far arrested three persons in the blast case- Devendra from Ajmer and Chandrashekhar and Vishnu Patidar from Madhya Pradesh.