Rajasthan royals may get IPL 4 Ticket, HC put stay for 6 weeks

In a major relief to the owners of the Rajasthan Royals, the contract termination of the former franchise from the IPL has been stayed for six weeks on Tuesday by the sole arbitrator Justice B N Srikrishna. BCCI on October 20 terminated the contracts of the two IPL franchisees, Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, from the IPL over the issue of ownership patterns. Unhappy with the decision, the owner of the Royals decided to move the Bombay High Court where the former IPL franchise and the BCCI had agreed to resolve their dispute over the former IPL franchisee`s contract termination through an arbitrator.
"As I always said, right from day 1, with regard to Rajasthan team, the bid was given by a different bidder, agreement was entered into a different company. The share holding patterns were different. The shares were transferred thereafter to different people without the permission of the Governing Council," Manohar added. However reports suggested that Modi's alleged proxy stakes in the two teams were amongst the reasons. Here's how the dots connect up in the Rajasthan team - Lalit Modi's sister-in law is married to Suresh Chellaram, the majority stake holder of the team. While with Kings XI, Modi was said to have favoured his step-son-in-law Gaurav Burman's company to get the mobile and internet rights of IPL. Gaurav's brother Mohit is a part owner of Kings XI Punjab.

2G Scam: 119 Telecom companies to get Notice from DoT

Facing allegations of massive financial irregularities in 2G spectrum allocation, the govt has said show-cause notices will be issued to 119 licencees for suppressing facts and also for missing roll-out obligations as per the terms and conditions of licence. ".we believe that some of the companies might have suppressed facts, might have got an undue advantage in accessing licences," Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters in New Delhi on Monday. Asked about the revenue loss to the exchequer by allotting spectrum at 2001 prices, as pointed out by the CAG, the Minister said, "The CAG has stated this. This is something which the Ministry will decide and we will apply our mind individually to each case."
The notices will be issued to 119 licencees of which 81 fall under both categories of ineligibility to get licences and 38 for not meeting roll-out obligations alone as spelt out in the licences, Sibal said. He, however, declined to name the companies which would be issued show cause notices. Sources said that among the new operators, the companies are Uninor, S Tel, Loop Telecom and Videocon. The licencess would be given 60 days time to respond to show cause notices, Sibal said, adding each case would be dealt with separately. "After studying their response, a decision will be taken on whether these (licences) need to be cancelled or a penalty should be imposed," the minister said. The ministry will start issuing the notices in next three-four days, senior DoT officials said adding the Minister has cleared the file.

Jaganmohan Reddy resigned from Congress, May form new party

Andhra Pradesh, Y S Jaganmohan Reddy today resigned from his Lok Sabha seat and also quit the Congress party. He faxed his resignation to Lok Sabha Speaker this afternoon. In an open letter written to Party President Sonia Gandhi, Jagan stated that he has been suffering humiliation in silence over the political developments that had taken place in the last 14 months and had no other option but to leave the party.
Alleging that conspiracy hatched at his back, he said he was shocked and deeply hurt at the politics of luring his uncle Vivekananda Reddy with cabinet berth paving way for fissures in his family. He also said baseless allegations were lodged against him to isolate and send him out of the party. He said his mother Vijaya Lakshmi, who is representing Pulivendula constituency in the state Assembly, is also tendering her resignation. YSR Reddy's son, Jagan Mohan Reddy, tells NDTV that he hasn't decided what to name his new party. The former MP from Kadapa also said that he is "not interested in destabilising this government" and has therefore asked his supporters, who are MLAS, not to quit. However, Jagan Mohan's mother, Vijayalaxmi, has resigned as MLA from Pulivendula Assembly seat.

Parliament adjourned for contineous 12th day

For the 12th straight working day, both the houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day on Monday without conducting any bussiness as the members persisted with their demand for a Joint Parliamentary probe into the 2G spectrum allocation. The government's every effort to break the logjam has yielded no result and question hours in both houses of parliament were derailed again with an unrelenting opposition persisting with its demand that a parliamentary panel probe the controversial second generation telephony spectrum allocation in 2008.
A thinly-attended Lok Sabha saw members thumping their desks after Speaker Meira Kumar lauded the performance of Indian sportspersons in the recently concluded Asian Games. But as soon as the Speaker took up the Question Hour, member were in the well demanding a JPC probe into the allocation of 2G spectrum. They waved newspaper reports on various alleged scams. The speaker then adjourned the house till 12 noon. When the house resumed the sitting at noon, the sloganeering continued and deputy speaker Karia Munda ordered the adjournment of the Lok Sabha till Tuesday.

Ratan Tata move to SC on Radia tapes

Ratan Tata, the Chairman of the Tata Group of companies, will move the Supreme Court on Monday against the publication of intercepts of his conversations with Public Relations (PR) representative Nira Radia, who handles corporate communication for the Tata Group. The phone transcripts are part of an investigation and have been made public.
He also asserted that the Tata Group never subverted any policy through Radia. "Never once have we done something to exploit a policy issue, never once we used her (Radia) to make payments or to seek favours," he said, adding that the government should take over the tapes and restrain the media from indulging in character assassination.

B L Sharma appointed Rajasthan University Vice-Chancellor(VC)

Governor Shivraj Patil on Sunday appointed 55-year-old Jodhpur-born and current vice-chancellor (V-C) of Bhavnagar University (Gujarat), Dr B L Sharma, as full-time V-C of the Rajasthan University (RU) for three years. Sharma's appointment has ended speculations doing the round ever since the search committee had sent a list of five candidates to Raj Bhawan for the coveted job over a fortnight ago. Vice Chancellor of Bhavnagar University in Gujarat, B.L. Sharma was appointed as the vice Chancellor of Rajasthan University by the acting governor of the state, Shivraj Patil on Sunday. 55 year old Prof. Sharma had earlier been the head of the Human Rights Law Department in the Law Faculty at Saurashtra University, Rajkot. He had also served as the Viec Chancellor of Bhavnagar University in Gujarat since July, 2009.
The RU staff has persistently demanded a V-C from Rajasthan only. Even while search committee was on a lookout for a "suitable" candidate, RU staff persisted with its demand and made it resonating enough, playing a role in selection of the five final candidates. Secretary, RU Teachers' Association (RUTA), Jayant Singh, expressed delight over Sharma's appointment. "We welcome the decision," he added. Singh clarified that it was not that they were hell bent on selection of someone from Rajasthan as V-C but they had pleaded that the state too has a rich pool of talent and they should also be considered for the top job.

BSNL Landline offers 180 Sec Local, STD calls from 1 December

BSNL Landline reduces call rates from 1st december 2010 by offering 180 Sec Local, STD pulse from 1 December which will again fuel the Tarriff war as now BSNL Landline STD will be far lesser than Mobile subscribers which offer 50 Paisa/ Min on average while BSNL will now offers 33 Paisa/ Min.
Landline surrender rate has always been a cause of great concern for state telecom PSU BSNL as mobile telephony continues to make great strides and customers fail to find any reason to continue with their good old landline. BSNL in its attempt to bring back some glory to its relegated landline and generate some attraction towards landline has come out with this new offcer across India.
BSNL landline customers can now call any landline of any operator across India with a pulse rate of three minutes and calls to these numbers will be treated as a local call. So now all STD calls to any landline across India will be treated as local with pulse rate of 180 seconds. Normally BSNL landline offers pulse rate 120 sec for all landline numbers falling after fifty kilometers.

US warns India about possible WikiLeaks release

India is among several countries briefed by US diplomats about an expected release of classified US files by the WikiLeaks website that is likely to cause international embarrassment and could damage some nations’ relations with the United States. The US has warned India and other key governments across the world about a new potentially embarrassing release of classified documents by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks which may harm the American interests and create tension in its ties with its ''friends''. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. File photo"We have reached out to India to warn them about a possible release of documents," State Department Spokesman P J Crowley told. "We do not know precisely what WikiLeaks has or what it plans to do. We have made our position clear. These documents should not be released," Crowley said, ahead of the expected release by the website of millions of sensitive diplomatic cables.
It is not known yet what is contained in these documents about India-related issues.
The WikiLeaks has said there would be "seven times" as many secret documents as the 400,000 Iraq war logs it published last month. Besides Britain and India, the US has warned the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Israel in advance of the release. It has been claimed that a backlash by countries upset over the leaks may lead to US diplomats being expelled.
Wiki-leaks in one of most controversial website in recent time - http://wikileaks.org/

Sub Inspector (SI) Examination 2010 by RPSC Ajmer

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), Ajmer invites application for 395 post in Police department by S.I. Police Combined Competitive Exam, 2010.
Job Detail:
1. AP - 361 Post
2. Platoon commander - 34 Post
Pay Scale: Rs. 9300-34800 Grade pay 3600, Rs. 11100 during first 2 years
Reservation: As per govt of rajasthan
Qualification: Must hold a Degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature or declared to be deemed as University Under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Government in consulation with the Commission.”
Last date: 31 Dec. 2010 by O.M.R. Application Sheet
Job Source:
http://www.jobkhabar.com/2010/11/rajasthan-si-recruitment-2010-by-rpsc.html
http://rpsc.gov.in/Advt_EB3-10-11_SI_Exam-2010.pdf

RAS Mains 2010 Exam from 2-15 January 2011

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), Ajmer has announced the Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) Mains examination dates which will be held between 2nd Jan to 15 Jan 2010. Total 13000 candidates are selected for RAS Pre examination who will appear in main examination.

Visit RAS Mains Exam 2010 Schedule:
http://rpsc.gov.in/Vigyapti_time_tableRAS10-Mains.pdf

Rajasthan HC stays nurses recruitment 2010

Rajasthan High Court has stayed till further orders, recruitment of 903 Grade-2 nurses on the basis of the recruitment test held last month. The Single Bench comprising Justice Govind Mathur issued the stay order yesterday during hearing on the petition filed by Tanuj Vaishnav of Pali and 17 others. The court directed the government not to act on the recommendations of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission(RPSC) in this regard till further order order. The petitioners alleged that the question paper of the test was leaked much before the test. The stay effects the counselling which was to be held on the basis of the test result on Novembwer 29.

Rajasthan gets first Rural court of India

Rajasthan gets first Rural court of Country when Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily on Saturday inaugurated Rajasthan's first gram nyayalaya at a subordinate court premises in Bassi town of the district. "The gram nyayalaya is the concept for taking justice to the village door-step and will prove helpful in decreasing pendency of the cases," Moily said on the occasion. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was also present at the event, where both leaders laid the foundation stone for the building. The state government, which has targeted to set up 135 rural courts, has sanctioned 45 new ones, he said. Gehlot said that the state government was targeting to open one rural court at each panchayat samiti headquarters for providing justice at local level.
He said the concept of Gram Nyayalaya launched on October 2, 2009 would prove to be a milestone for solving so many problems and disputes and would lead the country a step ahead for realisation of Mahatma Gandhi's dream of Gram Suraj. Highlighting the importance of rural courts, Mr Moily said, ''This is a silent revolution taking justice to village door step to reach out and extend benefit to common man.'' Like faster and inclusive growth, inclusive justice delivery was also equally important as justice is the fundamental right of every citizen. He said Rajasthan had taken a lead but this had to be taken as movement throughout the country.

Rajasthan people to get UID Cards "aadhaar" soon

Central government's ambitious scheme of issuing Unique Identity (UID) cards "aadhaar" to all citizens will soon be introduced in Rajasthan. Officials from the Union government had a meeting with the state officials in Jaipur on Friday where they principally agreed to implement the UID scheme in the state. According to officials, the meeting was convened by Additional Chief Secretary Finance, CK Mathew. "It was decided that a state-wide campaign will be carried out to prepare UID cards for every citizen in Rajasthan," an official with the state government said.
According to the officials, it has been decided to use job cards issued to workers under the MNREGA, ration cards to families and pension cards to the people enrolled in welfare schemes for ratification of the identity of the applicant under the UID scheme. Though, officials said the date of the launch of UID cards in state is yet to be decided.

More arrests likely in Ajmer Blast - Dhariwal

Rajasthan Home Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal has hinted that there could be a few more arrests in the Ajmer Dargah blast case and disclosure of a few more big names in the coming days. He, however, denied that the investigations in the case were being influenced. Responding to the allegations against politicisation of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), he mentioned that the agency was functioning strictly on the basis of clues and information, which has come out during the course of investigation.
Dhariwal said that all proofs and records related to the case had been produced before the court and there was no question of the probe being influenced. "No one named in the probe would openly accept his involvement in the case," said Dhariwal. He also expressed satisfaction over law and order situation in the state. Significantly, last week senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar had sent a legal notice to Dhariwal for his remarks against Kumar in the Ajmer dargah blast case. The notice, sent through his lawyer, stated that Dhariwal had misstated the facts about Kumar and was influencing the probe.

Rajasthan's asian games hero gets warm welcome

Asian Games gold medallist Bajrang Lal Takhar, who belongs to Sikar, being welcomed at Sanganer airport on his return to India from Guangzhou on Friday. Apart from Takhar, Rajasthan’s Satish Joshi and Giriraj Singh, who won silver and bronze in rowing, were also given a warm welcome at the airport and later at CMO by Ashok Gehlot.
The state government is planning to present its medal winners in the Asian Games, being held at Guangzhou, China, as role models to promote sports in Rajasthan. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot, on Friday, instructed the sports department to organise a public ceremony for all medal winners in the Asiad. Rajasthan bagged two gold, two silver and a bronze medal in different sporting events held in the Asian Games this year. Gehlot personally met the medal winners from Rajasthan, in Jaipur on Friday. Principal secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said that the state government intends to organise a public ceremony to felicitate the medal winners in Asiad. Sources in the government said that Gehlot wanted a similar function organised to felicitate discus thrower Krishna Poonia who won a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, earlier this year.

Best ever performance in Asian games by India

India created history by recording their best-ever performance in Asian Games with 64 medals, including a record 14 gold, with star boxer Vijender Singh providing the icing on the cake by bringing the last yellow metal on the penultimate day in Guangzhou on Friday. The men's and women's kabaddi teams expectedly maintained their supremacy by clinching the gold before the women's 4x400m quartet and Vijender (75kg) bagged a yellow metal each on the most productive day for India in the mega-event. With the addition of 11 more medals on Friday, India's tally climbed to a record 14 gold, 17 silver and 33 bronze (total 64), the biggest ever haul in the Asian Games so far, to jump to the sixth place.
India's best medal haul till date was recorded in the 1982 Games in Delhi when they had won 13 gold, 19 silver and 25 bronze for an overall tally of 57. India had finished 10 in the last edition of the Games in Doha with a tally of 10-17-26. India have now completed their engagements in the Games and their final standing will depend after the completion of the six events -- men's and women's marathon, men's and women's doubles sepaktakraw finals and women's volleyball final on Saturday. China leads the medal table with 197 gold, 117 silver and 98 bronze (total 412), followed by South Korea (74-63-91) and Japan (47-73-94) at second and third respectively.

Govt annouce Rs 3300 Crore for Naxal areas

Government has unveiled a special Rs 3300 crore action plan in 60 affected tribal and backward districts across nine states. The Integrated Action Plan (IAP) is intended to provide immediate redressal to problems of the people in tribal and backward districts in the sector like healthcare, drinking water, education and roads. The IAP would be given as an additional central assistance scheme on 100 percent grant basis to be implemented in two years, Home Minister P Chidambaram said about the decision taken at the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs held on Thursday. "In the current year (2010-11), a block grant of Rs 25 crore will be made available to each of the 60 districts for which the schemes will be decided by a committee headed by the distrcit collector with district SP and district forest officer as members," Chidambaram said.
The projects would have to be completed by March in a "concrete" and "visible" manner, he said. The works would be taken up by district collectors by 1st December, he said, adding the block amount of Rs 25 crore will have to be utilised in the remaining four months of the current fiscal. Elaborating on the action plan, he said the grant would be utilised by a committee headed by district collectors of the state to undertake doable projects like construction of link roads, Panchayat Ghar (office building) etc.

IPL 4 players auction on 8 January 2011

The IPL player auction for the 2011 season will be held on January 8 and 9 in Mumbai, the league's governing council has announced. The tournament itself will feature eight teams, playing 60 matches, and run from April 8 to May 22. The tournament, which begins a week after the World Cup ends, will involve each of the eight sides playing playing 14 games, adding up to 56 matches, the same as in previous IPL editions. The top two from the league rounds will then contest a play-off match, with the winner qualifying for the "Grand Final." The teams that finish third and fourth in the league stage will contest the other play-off, and the winner of that game will play the defeated team from the first play-off to decide the second finalist.
The auction is likely to be on the scale of the first one, held in 2008, with teams starting largely from scratch, and will be held under rules framed in September. One difference will be the absence of "icon" players - originally, five franchises had one player each named as its icon. The auction was initially to have been held this month but uncertainty over the composition of the tournament - with two franchises expelled and a third, Kochi, in limbo - forced a postponement. The governing council, which met in Mumbai on Wednesday, was expected to have discussed the status of the Kochi franchise but Rajiv Shukla, a BCCI vice-president and council member, said it did not figure. He did, however, reiterate that the 2011 season would have eight participating teams.

Vijender Singh wins gold medal in boxing

Ace pugilist Vijender Singh trounced Uzbekistan's Abbos Atoev 7-0 in the final of the men's 75 kg category to take the gold medal. It was India's fourth gold of the day and 14th overall. Vijender and Atoev had fought twice before with the score at one apiece. But on this occasion Vijender packed too many punches for his rival. The win made up for the defeats of Santhosh Kumar and Manpreet Singh in two other final bouts. Santhosh was routed 16-1 by Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan in the 64 kg category and had to settle for the silver. Manpreet was beaten 1-8 by Mohammad Ghossoun of Syria to finish with a silver in the men's 91 kg boxing.

Man's kabaddi team wins Gold in Asian games

Indian men's kabaddi team won India's its 12th gold at the Asian Games here Friday, while three boxers and the men's kabaddi team remained in the gold hunt on the 14th day of competitions. India defeated Iran in final by 37-20 in asian games to fetch 12th gold for India. This is highest ever medals by indian in Asian games before that india manage to win 57 medals in 1982 Asian games while this time india's medal tally reach to 59 including 12 Gold.
This is 6th Gold medal for India in men's kabaddi competitions in the Asian Games with a comfortable victory over Iran on Friday. India, who have clinched the gold in every edition of the quadrennial event since the game's introduction in 1990, thrashed Iran 37-20 in a lop-sided Final.

Nitish Kumar sworn in as chief minister of Bihar

Nitish Kumar was on Friday sworn in as the 32nd chief minister of Bihar by governor Devanand Konwar. BJP's Sushil Kumar Modi was sworn in as cabinet minister. He will be the deputy chief minister. The alliance between Nitish's JD(U) and the BJP won a massive victory earlier this week to return to power. BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, and actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha were among those who attended the ceremony. On Thursday Nitish Kumar was invited to form the government by Governor Devanand Konwar.
"The governor has invited me to form the government tomorrow at 2.30 pm at the Gandhi maidan," Kumar told reporters after his 50-minute meeting with Konwar on Thursday. He was accompanied by JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley. Kumar said the list of ministers, who would take the oath with him, would be finanlised by top leaders of JD(U) and BJP.

Indian Women Kabaddi team win gold

The Indian Women's kabaddi team did justice to their favourite tag by winning the gold medal in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou on Friday. India beat Thailand 28-14 in the final to clinch the 'yellow metal'. This medal took India's overall gold tally to 11. Women's kabaddi has made its debut in the 2010 Games. The Thai team was no match to the Indian women who showed great skill to open up a big lead early in the contest. The men's team will look to add to their impressive showing at the Games over the years when they face Iran in the final later in the day.
Indian men team, on the other hand, had convincingly won over Japan on Thursday in the semi-finals to enter finals. India did not let Japan score much in the game with the final score as 52-17. If the men team wins gold against Iran in the finals scheduled later in the day, it will be their sixth one, a record in its own.

MDS University Ajmer B.Ed result declared

MDS University Ajmer has declared B.Ed result today. To view result announced please visit below mentioned website:

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Arun Kumar Mishra appointed Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice

Rajasthan High Court Judge Arun Kumar Mishra has been appointed Chief Justice of the High Court by President Pratibha Patil, a Law and Justice Ministry announcement said. Andhra Pradesh High Court Additional Judges Bejjaram Chandra Kumar, Nalla Bhuma Narayan Rao, Samudrala Govindarajulu and Noushad Ali, in that order of seniority, have been appointed Judges of the High Court, another Ministry announcement said. The Ministry said appointments take effect from the date of assumption of office.
Before his elevation to the bench as additional judge in 1999, justice Mishra practiced as lawyer at Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh high court. During his tenure as lawyer, he also became the youngest chairman of Bar Council of India at 41. He had drafted and proposed foreign law degree recognition rules of 1997 framed under Advocate's Act 1961, Bar Council of India Employees' Service Rules, 1996 and rules pertaining to foreign lawyers' conditions of Practice rules in India.

Beautification plans for the State Circle a Wasteful Expenditure - Joshi

Jaipur MP Mahesh Joshi has termed the state government’s beautification plans for the State Circle a “wasteful expenditure”. The Congress leader, who represents Jaipur in the Lok Sabha, has joined his party colleague and legislator Pratap Singh Khachariawas in accusing the home minister Shanti Dhariwal and the senior government officials of sidestepping the city’s elected public representatives while deciding the development projects. Opposing the government move to tamper with the Statute Circle, the Jaipur’s parliamentarian alleged that the city’s basic civic issues were being overlooked for lofty projects. “There are many issues that are more pressing than beautifying an already beautiful public place. For the Jaipur residents, absence of basic amenities like drinking water, quality roads, proper drainage and sewerage system are matters of far more concern,” Joshi said. The Congress leader argued that it would be better if the government spent this money on improving the city’s drainage and sewerage system.

Kapil Sibal launches MNP from Haryana

India on Thursday ushered in Mobile Number Portability that will allow cellphone users to switch operators without changing numbers, with Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal launching the service in Haryana. The rest of India would get to use MNP from January 20, next year. The consumer friendly service was mooted over two years ago and was planned to be implemented by end of 2009. However, implementation had to be deferred several times owing to reasons ranging from lack of preparedness of operators to delay in appointment of an agency to oversee MNP execution

Golden day for india in Asian Games, win 3 Gold

Taking Indian athletics to a new high, Joseph Abraham and Ashwini Chidananda on Thursday grabbed gold medals in the men's and women's 400m hurdles, an unprecedented feat for any country at the Asian Games. Hurdler Ashwini Chidananda stole the limelight with a gold medal while the Indian men's hockey team and talented middle distance runner Tintu Luka bagged the bronze as India added four more medals to their kitty on the 13th day of competitions in the 16th Asian Games. Joseph and Ashwini raced to glory on an action-packed evening to give India a golden double in a single athletics for the first since 1978 Bangkok Asian Games when the county had won both 800m men's and women's gold medals.
Striding smoothly over the low hurdles, long-legged Ashwini stepped on the gas on the final straight to clinch the gold with a personal best of 56.15secs, clipping 0.28secs off her own previous high of 56.43 which she clocked in the qualifying heats. Ashwini's victory is significant as she had started concentrated on hurdles just recently. Just a few minutes after Aswhini's triumph, the 29-year-old Joseph, hailing from Kottayam district in Kerala, made it a historic 400m hurdles golden double by edging past his other rivals in a very tight finish.

Mauritius president arrives in Udaipur Rajasthan

Mauritius president, Anerood Jugnauth arrived at Lake city Udaipur today on a three-day personal visit to the state. On Monday, Jugnauth will visit the famous Ranakpur temples in Pali district and then will leave for Udaipur next morning. The president, accompanied by his wife, landed at the air strip at 12.45 pm, where he was welcomed by the district administration. From there, he headed for a cement complex located in Pindwara, some 25 km from Sirohi. He visited the plant and later enjoyed a cultural programme in the evening. Next morning, after a visit to the Ranakpur Jain temples, Jugnauth will return to Sirohi by evening. District collector Shriram Meena said the president is scheduled to leave for Udaipur, the lake city.

DDA housing scheme 2010 launched

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has launched new housing schemes for the delhiites on Friday evening. The new DDA housing scheme 2010 will start allotting flats after November 25 onwards. There are different categories and classes of flats. The 16, 000 DDA flats which includes one BHK, Two BHK and Three BHK, will be allotted in different areas of the national capital.
One room Janta flats are also available. The successful candidate will get the flats in various colonies such as Dwarka Area, Rohini Area, Vasant Kunj, Nagar, Motia Khan, Mukherjee Nagar Area and other residential locations. The registration fee for the flats under DDA Housing Scheme 2010 is Rs. 1.5 Lakhs. Registration fee for Janta flats is Rs. 50,000. The cost of the construction ranges between Rs. 1500 to 6000. In a bid to avoid fake allotment, this time the registration money will be paid through the bank account so no black money can be invested. A PAN card and Bank account is necessary for applying. Flats are given on “As is where is Basis”. All the flats are already constructed and are ready for occupation. The applicant must be a citizen of India. He/ She should have attained the age of majority. Applicant should have completed 18 years of age as on the date of filling of the application for a flat.
Download form: http://www.dda.org.in/housing/housing2010.htm

After 2G Scam, CBI busts multi-crore housing scam

Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday arrested many high profile officials of Life Insurance Corporation of India and several senior bank officials.  CBI, in a press conference, said that raids have been conducted on the premises of LIC Housing Finance in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai The CBI, which was said to questioning a slew of people involved in the scam, included officials from LIC Housing, Benkooba Gujjal, DGM, Punjab National Bank; Maninder Singh Johan, DIR, Central Bank of India, RN Tayal, GM, Bank of India, GM Bank of Baroda.
CBI also arrested Suresh Gattani, Money Matters; Rajesh Sharma, Chairman Money Matters and a real estate developer. Confirming the development, P Kandaswamy of CBI’s Economic Offence Wing, said that as many as eight high profile Banking officials have been arrested in the Fake housing loan scam so far. More arrests in this connection are likely. Reacting to the development, Deepak Parikh, Chairman Housing Development Finance Corporation said, “It may be the tip of an iceberg, but I don’t think we need to be utterly surprised over this development. I think it’s a normal practice. It’s a part of the game. It’s a part of business in India.”

Andhra CM Rosaiah resigns

Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister K Rosaiah has announced his resignation. The party in Andhra Pradesh has faced a public and massive attack from one of its own against the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi. On Friday, Sakshi TV, owned by Jagan Mohan Reddy, broadcast a program that was scathing in its assessment of both leaders. The channel's management said Jagan Mohan was not aware of the show's contents. Re-runs of the same show did not carry the controversial parts. Rosaiah has seen massive resistance within his party from supporters of Jagan, whose father, the immensely-popular YSR, died in a helicopter crash last September. Rosaiah was picked to replace him as chief minister- Jagan and his camp have challenged this decision through campaigns like the Odarpu Yatra which saw Jagan touring the state in a show of strength, in open defiance of the party which had ordered him to cut short the road show.
"I served the party like a soldier. I worked to the satisfaction of the people of Andhra Pradesh. If I have hurt anybody or done anything wrong, it has not been not deliberate," he said. Refusing to name his successor, he said that the decision to name his successor would be taken by the Congress High Command. He added that he was not quitting politics.

Bihar New CM - Nitish kumar, election result forecast

Nitish Kumar`s magic seems to be working again in Bihar as the JD(U)-BJP combine appears all set for a clean sweep in the Assembly Elections for which counting is underway on Wednesday. Trends are now available for over 200 of the 243 seats in the Bihar Assembly and show the JD(U)-BJP combine surging ahead. The JD(U) is leading that surge. Nitish Kumar is set to be the Chief Minister yet again with a huge majority. Leads are available for 217 seats, the JD(U) and BJP combine are leading in 158, the RJD combine is leading in 40 and Congress is leading in 5 seats and others, including the BSP and Independents, are leading in 14.
For bihar results updates: http://www.rajasthantalkies.com/2010/11/bihar-election-2010-results-bihar.html

Rajasthan ATS arrest one man in Jaipur blasts

Mohammad Salman alias Chhotu an alleged Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist involved in serial blasts across the country including Jaipur was arrested by Delhi Police, he was handed over to Rajasthan ATS on Tuesday. He will be produced in a local court in Jaipur on Wednesday. The ATS is likely to seek his custody for questioning in the Jaipur serial blasts case. The ATS believes that it was Salman who had placed the bomb in Manak Chowk area.
Salman was lodged in Tihar jail after the Uttar Pradesh ATS had picked him up from an area bordering Nepal in March this year. He was then handed over to Delhi Police which was probing the serial blasts in the national capital allegedly carried out by IM. The same module of terrorists was also involved in Jaipur serial blasts that claimed about 70 lives and left 150 injured on May 13, 2008.

Two forest guard suspended in Sariska case

Sariska Field Director and Chief Conservator of Forest K K Garg was transferred from his place to Kota in the aftermath of death of a tiger named ST-1. Besides Mr Garg, a forester and a forest guard, posted in the Taalvrikshya area of the sanctuary, have been placed under suspension, official sources said today. The tiger was translocated to Sariska from Ranthambhor about two years ago. Earlier, two officers of Forest Department were also suspended in the wake of death of a 5-year-old male tiger ST-1, which was found dead in suspicious circumstances in the Kankwadi block of forests along the Rajorgarh village on November 14 night. The feline was reportedly given poison probably by denizens of villages, situated in the sanctuary areas.
The death rendered a big set-back to efforts of revival of the tiger population which entirely was wiped out from the sanctuary by the poachers about six years ago. In a revival bid, two tigers and three tigresses were translocated from Ranthambhore during the past two years. Union Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh, who had visited Sariska last week, had held Forest Administration responsible for the death of the tiger.

Auto driver held for raping foreigner

Gujarat police has arrested an auto rickshaw driver for sexually harassing a Taiwanese woman. Police officials said that the auto rickshaw driver, a native of Rajasthan, sexually assaulter the foreigner on Monday, Nov 22 night. While traveling in his auto, Taiwanese woman, who was working with a private firm in Vastrapur, was taken to a secret place and raped. "We have arrested one auto rickshaw driver Punam Dhobi, a native of Bhilwara district in Rajasthan in connection with the sexual assault case on a foreign national in the city," I Satish Sharma, joint commissioner of police sector said.

Jamia Millia University honours Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of six millions Tibetans and a global icon of peace and inter-faith harmony, was Tuesday conferred an honorary doctorate by Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia, a government-funded central university with a 90-year-old rich history. The honour had the nod of the Indian government. The university vice chancellor, Najeeb Jung, awarded the degree to the Dalai Lama in the presence of Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal and thousands of students and members of the faculty, besides diplomats and leading lights, at the university campus. "I feel highly honoured to get this degree from an Islamic university. One of my main concerns is religious harmony," the Dalai Lama said.
Addressing the students, the Dalai Lama gave the message of making the 21st century a century of peace. "The 20th century was a century of bloodshed, but nothing was achieved out of that bloodshed. The 21st Century must be a century of peace and you will shape it," he said adding that education should go along with morals and ethics to achieve this aim. Sibal congratulated the university for honouring the Dalai Lama in "keeping with its secular traditions". Emphasising on the value of higher education, Sibal said that the future of India depended on its education sector.

AIR, Doordarshan employees on strike

Employees of All India Radio and Doordarshan Tuesday went on a 48-hour strike to press their demand for repeal of the Prasar Bharati Act, bringing operations of the state-run radio and television channels to a standstill all over the country. The strike called by the National Federation of Akashvani and Doordarshan Employees (NFADE), an umbrella body of 21 service associations of around 38,000 employees of the two broadcast agencies, started 9 a.m. Tuesday. Almost 1,000 employees are staging a sit-in at the All India Radio building on Sansad Marg and the Doordarshan office at Mandi House here, secretary general of NFADE Kulbhushan Bhatia told IANS.
"All over the country, 90 percent of the stations are off the air as of now. Doordarshan is showing dry tapes, while on DD National they are airing movies," Bhatia said. The NFADE has been organising a series of agitation programmes to "save" the national broadcaster.

BSNL employees may go on 3 days strike on December 1

BSNL Executive and Non-executive employees may go on three days strike from 1st to 3rd December 2010 for settlement of the various demands as per BSNL Unions sources. BSNLEU General Secretaries of the JAC constituents have observed one day parliament march on 15 Nov 2010 and demanded immediate payment of bonus / PLI. But his reply was in the negative and demand was not accepted.
BSNL Employees Unions SNEA's Demands:
1. Refund of Rs 18500 crores to BSNL paid to Government towards 3G and BWA Spectrum charges.
2. 78.2% IDA Merger for wage revision w.e.f 1-1-2007.
3. Immediate settlement of ITS Group A absorption issue.
4. No Disinvestment / IPO of BSNL.
5. No VRS
6. Procurement of adequate mobile equipments.
7. No unbundling of last mile copper cable.
8. Implement the Government’s commitments on financial viability of BSNL at the time of corporatisation by continuing exemption from License Fee, and continuation of ADC, USO Fund etc.
9. Effective and expeditious implementation of programmes and projects like CDR, ERP, NGN etc. Immediate fool proof measures for smooth change over to
CDR.
10. Government Departments and PSUs should be mandated to take telecom services from BSNL/MTNL only.
11. Revision of Pension on IDA along with wage revision. Immediate revision of IDA pension of pre-2007 BSNL retirees.

AIDS cases drop by 50% in India

India has shown a 50 percent drop in the number of new HIV infections in the last 10 years as the AIDS epidemic is beginning to reverse globally with a decline in the newly-infected HIV cases and AIDS-related deaths, says a United Nations report released Tuesday. The 2010 UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic shows about 33.3 million people were estimated to be living with HIV at the end on 2009 with 2.3 million living in India. An estimated 2.6 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2009, nearly 20 percent fewer than the 3.1 million people infected in 1999. In India, 120,000 people got infected in 2009. While 1.8 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses, nearly one-fifth lower than the 2.1 million people who died in 2004, about 170,000 people died in India.
"We are breaking the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic with bold actions and smart choices. India is doing quite well in HIV treatment. Investments in the AIDS response are paying off, but gains are fragile -- the challenge now is how we can all work to accelerate progress," said Charles Gilks, UNAIDS country coordinator India.

Bihar Election 2010 results | Bihar Vidhan Sabha election result

Bihar Assembly elections or Bihar Vidhan Sabha election result 2010 for 243 constituencies si declared today on wednesday, 24 September 2010. Nitish kumar headed NDA make a clear sweep in Bihar with 202 sets in Bihar and nitish kumar to be next bihar CM. The Elections constant updates of trends and results will be available her as well as winners list for Bihar election 2010.
NDA = 206
RJD = 25
Congress=4
Others= 8
Results = 243/243
Bihar Election result 2010 seat wise
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Agiaon: Shivesh Kumar(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Alamnagar: Narendra Narayan Yadav(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Alauli: Ram Chandra Sada(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Alinagar: Abdul Bari Siddiqui(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Amarpur: Janardan Manjhi(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Amnour: Krishan Kumar(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Amour: Saba Zafar(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Araria: Zakir Hussin Khan(LJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Arrah: Amrendra Pratap Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Arwal: Chitranjan Kumar(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Asthawan: Jitendra Kumar(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Atri: Krishna Nandan Yadav(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Aurai: Ram Surat Rai(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Aurangabad: Ramadhar Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Babubarhi: Kapildev Kamat(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bachhwara: Abdesh Kumar Ray(CPI)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bagaha: Prabhat Ranjan Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bahadurganj: Md.Tousif Alam(Cong)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bahadurpur: Madan Sahni(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Baikunthpur: Manjeet Kumar Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Baisi: Santosh Kumar(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bajpatti: Ranju Geeta(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bakhri: Ramanand Ram(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bakhtiarpur: Aniruddh Kumar(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Balrampur: Dulal Chandra Goshwami(IND)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Baniapur: Kedarnath Singh(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Banka: Javed Iqbal Ansari(RJD)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bankipur: Nitin Nabin(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Banmankhi: Krishna Kumar Rishi(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Barachatti: Jyoti Devi(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Barari: Bibhasha Chandra Choudhary(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Barauli: Ram Pravesh Rai(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Barbigha: Gajanand Shahi(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Barh: Gyanendra Kumar Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Barhara: Raghwendra Pratap Singh(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Barharia: Shyam Bahadur Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Baruraj: Brij Kishor Singh(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bathnaha: Dinkar Ram(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Begusarai: Surendra Mehta(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Belaganj: Surendra Prasad Yadav(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Beldaur: Pannalal Singh Patel(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Belhar: Giridhari Yadav(JDU)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Belsand: Sunita Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Benipatti: Vinod Narayan Jha(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Benipur: Gopaljee Thakur(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bettiah: Renu Devi(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bhabua: Dr. Pramod Kumar Singh(LJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bhagalpur: Ashwini Kumar Choubey(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bhorey: Indradeo Manjhi(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bibhutipur: Ram Balak Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bihariganj: Renu Kumari(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Biharsharif: Sunil Kumar(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bihpur: Kumar Shailendra(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bikram: Anil Kumar(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bisfi: Dr.Faiyaj Ahmad(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bochaha: Ramai Ram(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Bodh Gaya: Shyam Deo Paswan(BJP)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Brahampur: Dil Marni Devi @ Dilmani Devi(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Buxar: Prof. Sukhada Pandey(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Chainpur: Brij Kishor Vind(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Chakai: Sumit Kumar Singh(JMM)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Chanpatia: Chandra Mohan Rai(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Chapra: Janardan Singh Sigriwal(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Chenari: Shyam Bihari Ram(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Cheria Bariarpur: Kumari Manju Verma(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Chhatapur: Niraj Kr Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Chiraia: Awanish Kumar Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Danapur: Asha Devi(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Darauli: Ramayan Manjhi(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Daraundha: Jagmato Devi(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Darbhanga: Sanjay Sarawgi(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Darbhanga Rural: Lalit Kumar Yadav(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Dehri: Jyoti Rashmi(IND)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Dhaka: Pawan Kumar Jaiswal(IND)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Dhamdaha: Lesi Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Dhauraiya: Manish Kumar(JDU)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Digha: Punam Devi(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Dinara: Jay Kumar Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Dumraon: Dr Daud Ali(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Ekma: Manoranjan Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Fatuha: Dr. Ramanand Yadav(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Forbesganj: Padam Parag Roy Venu(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Gaighat: Veena Devi(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Garkha: Gyanchand Manjhi(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Gaura Bauram: Izhar Ahmad(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Gaya Town: Prem Kumar(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Ghosi: Rahul Kumar(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Gobindpur: Kaushal Yadav(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Goh: Dr. Ranvijay Kumar(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Gopalganj: Subas Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Gopalpur: Narendra Kumar Niraj(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Goriakothi: Bhumendra Narayn Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Govindganj: Meena Dwivedi(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Gurua: Surendra Pd. Sinha(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Hajipur: Nitaynand Roy(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Harlakhi: Md. Sabbir(Cong)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Harnaut: Hari Narayan Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Harsidhi: Krishana Nandan Paswan(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Hasanpur: Raj Kumar Ray(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Hathua: Ramsevak Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Hayaghat: Amarnath Gami(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Hilsa: Usha Sinha(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Hisua: Anil Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Imamganj: Uday Narayan Chaudhary(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Islampur: Rajiv Ranjan(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Jagdishpur: Dinesh Kumar Singh(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Jale: Vijay Kumar Mishra(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Jamalpur: Shailesh Kumar(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Jamui: Ajay Pratap(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Jehanabad: Abhiram Sharma(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Jhajha: Damodar Raut(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Jhanjharpur: Nitish Mishra(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Jokihat: Sarfaraj Alam(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kadwa: Bhola Ray(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kahalgaon: Sadanand Singh(Cong)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kalyanpur: Razia Khatoon(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kalyanpur: Ramsevak Hazari(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kanti: Ajit Kumar(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Karakat: Rajeshwar Raj(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kargahar: Shiv Shanker Singh(LJP)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kasba: Md. Afaque Alam(Cong)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Katihar: Tarkishore Prasad(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Katoria: Sonelal Hembrom(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Keoti: Ashok Kumar Yadav(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kesaria: Sachindra Prasad Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Khagaria: Poonam Devi Yadav(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Khajauli: Arun Shankar Prasad(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kishanganj: Dr. Mohammad Jawaid(Cong)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kochadhaman: Akhtarul Iman(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Korha: Mahesh Paswan(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kuchaikote: Amarendra Kumar Pandey(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kumhrar: Arun Kumar Sinha(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kurhani: Bijendra Chaudhary(LJP)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kurtha: Satyadev Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kusheshwar Asthan: Shashi Bhushan Hajari(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Kutumba: Lalan Ram(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Lakhisarai: Vijay Kumar Sinha(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Lalganj: Annu Shukla(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Laukaha: Hari Prasad Sah(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Lauriya: Vinay Bihari(IND)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Madhepura: Chandrshekhar(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Madhuban: Shivji Rai(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Madhubani: Ram Deo Mahto(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Maharajganj: Damodar Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Mahishi: Dr. Abdul Gafoor(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Mahnar: Dr. Achyutanan(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Mahua: Ravindra Ray(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Makhdumpur: Jitan Ram Manjhi(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Maner: Bhai Virendra(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Manihari: Manohar Prasad Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Manjhi: Gautam Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Marhaura: Jitendra Kr. Roy(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Masaurhi: Arun Manjhi(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Matihani: Narendra Kumar Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Minapur: Rajeev Kr. (Munna Yadav)(RJD)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Mohania: Chhedi Paswan(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Mohiuddinngr: Rana Gangeshwar Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Mokama: Anant Kumar Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Morwa: Baidyanath Sahani(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Motihari: Pramod Kumar(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Munger: Anant Kumar Satyarthy(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Muzaffarpur: Suresh Kr. Sharma(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Nabinagar: Virendra Kumar Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Nalanda: Shrawan Kumar(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Narkatia: Shyam Bihari Prasad(JDU)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Narkatiaganj: Satish Chandra Dubey(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Narpatganj: Devyanti Yadav(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Nathnagar: Ajay Kumar Mandal(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Nautan: Manorama Prasad(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Nawada: Rajballabh Prasad(RJD)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Nirmali: Anirudha Prasad Yadav(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Nokha: Rameshwar Prasad(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Obra: Som Prakash Singh(IND)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Paliganj: Dr. Usha Vidyarthi(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Parbatta: Samrat Chaudhary Alias Rakesh Kumar(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Parihar: Ram Naresh Prasad Yadav(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Paroo: Ashok Kumar Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Parsa: Chhote Lal Ray(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Patepur: Mahendra Baitha(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Patna Sahib: Nand Kishore Yadav(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Phulparas: Guljar Devi(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Phulwari: Shyam Rajak(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Pipra: Awadesh Pd Kushwaha(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Pipra: Sujata Devi(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Pirpainti: Aman Kumar(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Pranpur: Binod Kumar Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Purnia: Raj Kishore Kesri(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Rafiganj: Ashok Kumar Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Raghopur: Satish Kumar(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Raghunathpur: Vikram Kunwar(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Raja Pakar: Sanjay Kumar(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Rajauli: Kanhaiya Kumar(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Rajgir: Satya Deo Narayan Arya(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Rajnagar: Ram Lakhan Ram Raman(RJD)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Rajpur: Santosh Kumar Nirala(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Ramgarh: Ashok Kumar Singh(IND)- Leads
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Ramnagar: Bhagirathi Devi(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Raniganj: Parmand Rishideo(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Raxaul: Dr Ajay Kumar Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Riga: Moti Lal Prasad(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Rosera: Manju Hajari(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Runnisaidpur: Guddi Devi(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Rupauli: Bima Bharti(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Saharsa: Alok Ranjan(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sahebganj: Raju Kumar Singh(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sahebpur Kamal: Praveen Amanullah(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sakra: Suresh Chanchal(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Samastipur: Akhtarul Aslam Shahin(RJD)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sandesh: Sanjay Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sarairanjan: Vijay Kumar Choudhary(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sasaram: Jawahar Prasad(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Shahpur: Munni Devi(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sheikhpura: Randhir Kumar Soni(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sheohar: Sarfuddin(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sherghati: Vinod Prasad Yadav(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sikandra: Rameshwar Paswan(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sikta: Dilip Varma(IND)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sikti: Ananadi Prasad Yadav(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Simri Bakhtiarpur: Dr. Arun Kumar(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Singheshwar: Ramesh Rishideo(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sitamarhi: Sunil Kumar Alias Pintu(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Siwan: Vyasdeo Prasad(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sonbarsha: Ratnesh Sada(JDU)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sonepur: Vinay Kumar Singh(BJP)- Wins
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Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Sursand: Shahid Ali Khan(JDU)- Wins
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Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Taraiya: Janak Singh(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Tarapur: Neeta Choudhary(JDU)- Wins
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Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Teghra: Lalan Kumar(BJP)- Wins
Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Thakurganj: Naushad Alam(LJP)- Wins
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Bihar Vidhan sabha seat winner for Warsaliganj: Pradip Kumar(JDU)- Wins
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Sariska Field Director removed after death of tiger

Sariska Field Director and Chief Conservator of Forest K K Garg has been removed from the post in the aftermath of death of tiger ST-1 which was translocated to Sariska from Ranthambhor about two years ago. Mr Garg has been transferred as Chief Convervator of Forest in Kota. ''Tiger ST-1, a 5-year-old male, was found dead in suspicious circumstances in the Kankwadi block of forests along the Rajorgarh village on November 14 night. The feline was reportedly given poison probably by denizens of villages situated in the sanctuary areas.
The death rendered a big setback to efforts of revival of the tiger population which entirely was wiped out from the sanctuary by the poachers about six years ago. In the revival bid, two tigers and three tigresses were translocated from Ranthambhore during the past about two years. Union Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh who had visited Sariska last week had held Forest administration responsible for the death of the tiger. Two officials of the sanctuary had already been placed under suspension.

Cairn India forced to cap output from Rajasthan oilfield

Cairn India has been forced to cap oil production from its Rajasthan fields as the government is delaying approval for plans to raise output by 20 per cent ostensibly because of its standoff with the company's majority shareholder. Cairn India produces 125,000 barrels of crude oil per day (6.25 million tons a year) from Mangala oilfield, the largest among the 15 discoveries in the Rajasthan block RJ-ON-90/1. The company nearly four months ago had told the oil ministry and sector regulator Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) that output from the Mangala field can be raised to 150,000 bpd (7.5 million tons) without any new investment from existing facilities, sources in know of the development said.
But the plan has not been approved either by state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) which holds 30 per cent interest in the Thar dessert fields, or the DGH, sources said, adding the oil ministry too is sitting on the proposal. India meets 73 per cent of its oil needs through imports not producing 1.25 million tons of crude oil does not agur well for the country's energy security, experts said. Sources said Cairn India has completed drilling 74 wells but is producing oil from only 48 wells. The facilities at the Mangala field can sustain output of 150,000 bpd output. UK's Cairn Energy Plc, which holds 62.38 per cent stake in Cairn India, had on August 16 announced sale of its 40-51 per cent stake in the company to London-listed Vedanta Resources for upto USD 8.48 billion.

Navi Mumbai airport gets conditional environmental clearance

After a year-long tussle between Civil Aviation and Environment Ministries, the Navi Mumbai airport finally got the green signal on Monday. Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh announced the environmental clearance for the Navi Mumbai airport in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said, the clearance was given on the condition that 678 hectares of mangroves will be developed in and around the project site. Mr Ramesh said that River Gadhi will not be diverted. Besides there are 30 other riders which have to be implemented to minimise environmental impact.
With the environment clearance in place, Maharashtra Chief Minister and Civil Aviation Minister said that 3,000 families will have to be relocated and right steps need to be taken to rehabilitate them. Mr Chavan said, after the project is completed, it would give direct employment to over one lakh people.

International Film Festival of India started in Goa

Veteran Bollywood director Yash Chopra inaugurated the 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji, Goa on Monday. Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and actor Ajay Devgn were the chief guests at the ceremony. The film extravaganza was kicked off with a screening of the hit British film "West is West" and will go on to showcase 300 films from 61 countries. The inaugural was attended by other Bollywood biggies including Subhash Ghai and Rajkumar Hirani. The "3 Idiots" director Hirani, actor Manoj Bajpai and actress Divya Dutta were felicitated at the event.
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said that Goa has become one of the prime entertainment destinations with films like "Golmaal 3" and "Guzaarish" being shot there. He said his government was working towards making shooting in the state easy for filmmakers and to encourage directors to showcase the local art and culture in their films. This year at IFFI, films from Canada, US and other European countries are vying for the top awards as opposed to earlier when the competition section was open only to films from Asia, Africa and Latin America

BSNL Rajasthan launches "Yuva Rajasthan Education Plan"

BSNL has launched a prepaid scheme in the name of Yuva Rajasthan Education plan which is focused towards promotion of education and targeted towards students and faculties of all the educational institutions. The plan will facilitate dissemination of IT enabled content and among students, research scholars and faculties of educational institutions of all India at an affordable price. It shall further encourage interaction amongst students and faculties enabling overall environment of education in Rajasthan boosting image of BSNL as a socially responsible corporate. The tariff plan is designed with special emphasis for data and SMS which are of specific interest for students and education community. This plan shall make 3G service affordable and within reach of student community which otherwise was thought of elite class service till recently. The plan shall be available at an expenditure of Rs. 102 per month only with 300 SMS along with a talk value of Rs. 50 and 50 MB data download free and FREE Unlimited calls within schools/collges/universities and also 3G based Video calls at 10 Paisa per Minutes.
For more detail visit BSNL Rajasthan website

RPSC may introduce new pattern for RAS Exams

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said a new pattern in Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) exams will be introduced soon. He said the RAC will adopt the method of annual calendar like Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various posts. He spoke about these changes while laying foundation stone of a guesthouse on the RAC headquarters premises. He emphasised the RPSC should adopt the pattern of UPSC to issue yearly calendar of recruitment so that the candidates who wanted to apply for certain posts should know about the examination and recruitment process. Gehlot said the commission had sent the proposal of changing the pattern of RAS examination considering the huge number of candidates who applied for the six hundred posts and the government will certainly work to pass the proposal.
Talking on the transparency in recruitment process, the chief minister said, “Without adopting e-governance in RPSC, the commission will not be able to complete e recruitment in time. The time has come when candidates should apply for posts on line and the commission send the examination card by e-mail and there is facility of on-line examination,” he said. Presiding over the function, the Union minister of state for IT and telecom, Sachin Pilot said his department is ready to help the commission by providing the server and IT facility for the recruitment process. The chairman of the RPSC K L Kumawat, said considering the large number of candidates applying for jobs it is necessary that the state government amend the process of RAS and help to increase posts in the commission.

1.5 Lakh devotees takes holy dip at Pushkar Sarovar

More than 1.5 lakh devotees today took holy dip in the Puskhar sarovar here during Shahi Snan on Kartik Purnima marking the end of week-long Pushkar Fair which featured Camel Fair, Hot Balloon flights and a number of other entertainment and cultural programmes during the course of the annual festivities. A number of Sadhus, monks and priests reached the ghats of the holy sarovar in traditional procession for the auspicious Shahi Snan(royal bath). After taking holy dip at the Saptarishi ghat and other ghats the devotees visited the ancient Brahma temple and performed pooja.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also participated in the mela today. The week long Cattle Fair coincided with the annual event and has emerged as the spotlight of an Indian holiday. It's during this event that the population of 14,000 swells to over 200,000 while the festival hosts over 50,000 camels which are sold, raced and decorated.

Rajasthan-MP Ranji Trophy match end draw

Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh Ranji Trophy Plate Group A match was ended draw because both teams first innings was not completed at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here this evening. Now Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh had nine points each from three matches so far. Seven overs were remained of the day, when the match was stopped by the both the captains. Rajasthan will next take on Tripura while Madhya Pradesh will meet Jharkhand from December 1 to 4 in their next match.

Super Sunday for India, win 3 Gold in asian games

The athletes provided a huge boost to the country's lacklustre campaign in the 16th Asian Games by fetching two gold medals while Ronjan Sodhi brought an end to the gold drought in shooting as India bagged as many as nine medals to climb to the 8th position on an eventful ninth day of competitions in Guangzhou on Sunday. After a disappointing medal collection on the first week of competitions, long distance runner Preeja Sreedharan and steeple chaser Sudha Singh stole the thunder with their gold-winning feats on the track. Ace shooter Ronjan Sodhi finally brought an end to the shooting contingent's gold drought by taking the honour in the men's double trap event.With the addition of nine more medals, India's medal tally climbed to five gold, 11 silver and 17 bronze. India had finished tenth on the medals table in the last Asian Games in Doha with a tally of 10-17-26. India, who had slumped to the 14 position, jumped to the 8th spot on the rostrum mainly because of the three gold medals they fetched on Sunday.

Coal India becomes third most powerful Indian company

State-run Coal India, CIL, has become the third most powerful Indian company with a total market capitalisation of 2, 09,671 crore rupees and is only lagging behind RIL and ONGC. The coal behemoth added another feather to its cap last week when it replaced IT giant Tata Consultancy Services to become the country's third most coveted firm. CIL added 7, 611 crore rupees to its valuation, which on Friday stood at 2, 09, 671. 57 crore rupees.
According to market analysts, investors are optimistic about the stock and looking at the cash balance of the company it is likely that it may go for acquisitions either in the domestic space or overseas. The country's top two lenders-- SBI and ICICI Bank-- together shed Rs 8,611.26 crore from their cumulative market valuations. The m-cap of SBI and ICICI stood at Rs 1,89,976.31 crore and Rs 1,31,912.11 crore, respectively. The valuation of power major NTPC also declined by Rs 6,472.7 crore to Rs 1,51,963.83 crore, while that of FMCG giant ITC diminished by Rs 2,268.9 crore to Rs 1,31,407.57 crore.

Anil Kumble supporters win KSCA Elections

The trends in the elections to the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) began to arrive on Sunday night which eventually translated into a landslide victory for the team led by Anil Kumble. KSCA new president Anil Kumble with secretary Javagal Srinath at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on Sunday. DH photo by Srikanta Sharma R In one of the most anticipated battles, which attracted nation-wide attention, to wrest the power of the KSCA, Kumble’s group won 21 of the total 24 seats they contested for in the historic elections.
The pre-poll analysis that it was going to be one of the most keenly-contested elections came unstuck as Kumble and his team delivered a knockout punch to the group led by Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, whose camp managed to win just three seats, Tumkur Occasionals, Jawahar Sports Club and Bangalore Cricketers bagging the Institutional Member seats in the 24-strong Managing Committee.

President on 9 days State visit to UAE, Syria

The President Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil left on a nine-day State visit to the UAE and Syria this evening. She is being accompanied by a high level business delegation and two members of Parliament. The Union Culture Minister Mr.Bharat Singh Solanki is also accompanying the President. In the first leg of her visit, the President will go to Abu Dhabi in the UAE. This is her first State visit to the Gulf region at the invitation of her counterpart in the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. During the second leg of her tour from the 26th to the 29th, President Patil will visit Syria at the invitation of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. The government will launch an Indian Workers Resource Centre for its expatriates in the UAE during the President's visit.

WikiLeaks' chief Assange to be held in rape charge

Whistle-blower WikiLeaks' founder will be detained soon over the rape charge as the Swedish government issued an international arrest warrant. Swedish government official stated that they want to question the founder of the website Julian Assange for alleged offences. However, Assange’s legal office in Sweden claimed that dates had already been arranged for questioning him but Swedish prosecutors had ignored them. The warrant followed a series of investigations into Assange, who was also charged for other sexual molestation cases, after he visited Sweden in Aug 2010.

Vasundhara Raje slam congress on 2G Scam at RU Campus

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday expressed shock over the magnitude of the 2G spectrum scam, saying the size of the 1.76 lakh crore swindle was equivalent to the state's budget for three and a half years. "The 2G spectrum scam is so big that the amount involved in it could have been our state's budget for three and a half years," Raje said addressing students at a function in Rajasthan University campus in Jaipur. "The country needs good and concrete policies and schemes for the uplift of the poor and Dalits. Their progress cannot be brought about by visiting their houses and sharing meal with them," she said, adding, it can attract good media coverage but cannot give relief to Dalits.
Charging the state government with non-performance, the former chief minister said, "We gave jobs to 10 lakh people in five years whereas this government has so far done nothing. Not only this, the jobs the state government would provide in the next two years, was actually generated during my tenure." Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday expressed shock over the magnitude of the 2G spectrum scam, saying the size of the 1.76 lakh crore swindle was equivalent to the state's budget for three and a half years. "The 2G spectrum scam is so big that the amount involved in it could have been our state's budget for three and a half years," Raje said addressing students at a function in Rajasthan University campus in Jaipur. "The country needs good and concrete policies and schemes for the uplift of the poor and Dalits. Their progress cannot be brought about by visiting their houses and sharing meal with them," she said, adding, it can attract good media coverage but cannot give relief to Dalits. Charging the state government with non-performance, the former chief minister said, "We gave jobs to 10 lakh people in five years whereas this government has so far done nothing. Not only this, the jobs the state government would provide in the next two years, was actually generated during my tenure."

Rajasthan gets 505 MW Solar energy projects

Solar energy projects with generation capacity of 505 MW power involving a private sector investment of over Rs 6,000 will be set up in Rajasthan. The bids for the purpose were opened and finalised by the union Government yesterday, an official Spokesman said here tonight adding that quotations/bids for projects with generation capacity of 630 MW were finalised by the government of which projects with total capacity of 505 MW had been allotted to the desert state. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot while speaking at the inaugural ceremony in the 30th International Trade Fair in New Delhi this week had asserted that the state would fast emerge a solar energy hub in the country. Sensing the prospects, the Chief Minister had already decided to bring a Solar Energy Policy for the state, draft of which had been prepared and the same would be enacted within the current fiscal, the Spokesman added.

Road accident claim 9 lifes in Jodhpur

Nine people were killed in a collision between a jeep and two trucks at Bapujee village near Lohawat in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan this morning. The mishap occurred at around 0930 hrs after the ill-fated jeep with a group of farm labourers on board was heading for Phalodi when it met the accident due to foggy weather and poor visibility, police said. The badly damaged jeep entangled between the two trucks and rescuers had to work hard to extricate victims. While eight people died on the spot, one injured succumbed to his injury on way to hospital, police added.

Rajasthan's Bajrang Lal Takhar win gold in Asian games

Bajrang Lal Takhar on Friday not only brought India a historic gold in rowing but also brought an end to coach Ismail Baig's 28-year-long wait to win the yellow metal in the Asian Games. "Today's gold is very, very important. I have waited 28 years for this. I started rowing in 1982. We have won bronze medals and a silver in 2006 and today we won the gold," Baig told reporters moments after Lal's epoch-making triumph at the International Rowing Centre.
Rajasthan-born Bajrang Lal, who won Asian championship gold last year in Korea and was the pre-event favourite, was followed across the finish line by Chinese Taipei's Wang Ming Hui (7:07.33), who took the silver, and Iraq's Haeider Hamarasheid (7:10.10), who won the bronze. "I won silver in the 2006 Asian Games. I had prepared for four years to fight for the gold medal today. I knew I would make it," Takhar said. Apart from Bajrang Lal's gold, which is first for an Indian rower at the Games, the Indian men's eight team grabbed silver and the women claimed the pair bronze to make it a very fruitful day at the International Rowing Centre here. The 29-year-old Bajrang Lal, an army man, gave India the second gold in the ongoing Games after Pankaj Advani had clinched the yellow metal in billiards on the second day of competitions. Takhar led the 2000m race from start to finish and rowed his way to the gold with a few lengths of boats to spare in 7 minutes and 4.78 seconds.

Minister demanded bribe from me - Baba Ramdev

Baba Ramdev alleges that a minister demanded a bribe of Rs 2 crore from him. He made the revelation during the camp of Bharat Swabhiman Yatra in Gonda.Claiming that he had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi two years ago to demand concrete measures for checking corruption, Ramdev regretted that no step has so far been taken in this direction. The yoga guru claimed a minister in Uttarakhand asked for bribe but refused to divulge his name or the party, which was in power at that time. "In case the present government failed to take any step in this direction, efforts would have to be made to change the government through democratic process", he said, adding that though he has no plan of entering politics or launching a party as of now, but a new political scene might emerge in the coming two years. "After this change, corruption would be fully controlled and the process of bringing crores of rupees stacked in foreign banks and the campaign against foreign companies harming the country's economy would begin", he said.

'Big Boss' and 'Rakhi ka Insaaf' only after 11 pm: Govt

Faced with mounting complaints from TV viewers and women outfits about objectionable contents, the Govt has ordered channels airing TV shows 'Big Boss' and 'Rakhi ka Insaaf' to broadcast them only between 11 PM and 5 AM, virtually bracketing them as only for adult viewing. Both the shows are not for universal viewing and can be aired only in the scheduled time slot, I and B Ministry officials said on Wednesday. I and B officials claimed this is the first time that the ministry has compulsorily changed time slots of popular TV shows. While 'Big Boss' is being aired on Colours, 'Rakhi ka Insaaf' is aired on Imagine.
The shows cannot also be repeated at any other time slot or shown on news programmes, they said. The Ministry also banned Telegu SS Music channel for a period of seven days for allegedly showing nudity. The decisions were taken at an inter-ministerial meeting represented at by additional secretaries from the Ministry of Home, Women and Child Development, External Affairs and Information and Broadcasting on Monday.

Poisoning may have killed Sariska tiger: Jairam Ramesh

Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday did not rule out the possibility of the tiger in Rajasthan's Sariska Tiger Reserve being poisoned to death early this week. Ramesh, who visited the tiger reserve, said: "There were very little injury marks on the tiger's body so it seems that it might have died due to poisoning or a snake bite." "We would only know the cause of the death after we get the post mortem report," he said. The carcass of the tiger was found Sunday by forest officials who had claimed that it died after a fight with another male tiger.
The minister said that efforts would be made to relocate the villages situated inside the reserve. Twentyeight villages, with a total population of over 10,000, are situated inside the tiger reserve. The minister also sanctioned Rs.30 crore for the development of the reserve. Sources in the state forest department said that one more male tiger is going to be relocated from Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur district to Sariska Reserve in the next 15-20 days. The Sariska Tiger Reserve, originally a hunting preserve of the erstwhile Alwar state, was declared a wildlife reserve in 1955. In 1978 it was declared a tiger reserve. The tiger reserve has an area of around 866 square km, and is located some 110 km from Jaipur.

Rajasthan Govt to provide free bus passes to winner teachers

The Rajasthan Government has extended to the national and state award winner teachers, facility of concessional journey in State Road Transport Corporation buses. As per the decision, the award winner teachers will be entitled to rebate of 50 per cent in the fare to travel in the roadways run ordinary and express buses within the state, an official spokesman said here last night.
This concession would not be available for travel by Deluxe and/or Volvo buses, the spokesman clarified. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced the government's intention of according concessional journey facility to these teachers at the state level teachers' day function on September 5 last, he recalled.

Rajasthan's Kalbelia dance and songs got UNESCO recognition

Rajasthan's Kalbelia dance and songs is now in UNESCO’s representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This annual list of UNESCO emphasizes on endangered performing art forms, so that the artists might get global support in terms of financial assistance, training and good infrastructure to preserve them. Three Indian forms of performing arts, Mudiyettu, Chhau and Kalbelia, have found pride of place in the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The annual list of UNESCO focuses on performing arts, which are outstanding but need support to sustain further.
The Kalbelia dance is performed by the snake charmers of Rajasthan, which has also failed to find patrons from within the country, as a result of which not many people take it up as a profession. The Chhau dance form is done with the help of crafted masks and mock combat movements. This dance form is popular in the Indian states of Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal. It was only after a survey conducted by the Sangeet Natak Akademi that it was found that these precious art forms were dying a slow death in absence of any financial support.
After their inclusion in the UNESCO list, it has become mandatory for all the 132 countries supporting UN to ensure that legal and financial measures are taken to restore these performing arts back to their honorable status. UNESCO would also ensure international cooperation and support in the form of studies, experts, training and infrastructure-creation UNESCO got 54 nominations this year for the Representative list. All the three nominations from India were recommended by UNESCO. The Inter governmental Committee for Safeguarding of the Intangible cultural Heritage of UNESCO, in its 5th session in Nairobi has accepted these three recommendations.

Heavy Rain 'Mawat' lashes Rajasthan

Heavy rains known as 'Mawat' lashed Rajasthan and northern India on Wednesday as people celebrated the festival of Eid-ul-Azha. More rains are expected till Thursday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), an upper cyclonic circulation over northeast Rajasthan and Uttarakhand caused the rainfall over Delhi. 'More rain is forecast till Thursday,' an IMD official said.
It was an overcast sky in the morning. The minimum temperature recorded was high -- at 18.1 degrees Celsius, it was seven notches above the average for this time of the year. 'The evening will be chilly and the maximum temperature is expected to hover around 28 degrees,' the official added. Jaipur, Ajmer and other major cities had witnessed heavy showers last week, causing a drop in temperature. This rain can be treated as Mawat for farmers in northern India including rajasthan.

Muslims celebrate Bakra-Eid today

Muslims are looking forward to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha or Bakri-Eid on Wednesday with gaity and in a spirit of sacrifice. After the brief prayers in the morning at mosques, the community will get down to sacrificing goats and sheep. Muslims around the world on Tuesday marked Eid al-Adha with prayers and ritual sacrifices, but celebrations in some countries were overshadowed by war, natural disaster and soaring livestock prices. Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, honours Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael on the order of God, who according to Islamic tradition, provided a lamb in the boy's place.
In Saudi cities, the ritual sacrifices of sheep and goats began just after the dawn prayer. Chopping and pounding could be heard from behind the walls of great villas in downtown Riyadh, and blood was washing out into the streets. For the almost 2.8 million people on the Islamic hajj in Mecca it was a day for the ritual stoning of the devil, or Ibleess. "We are expelling the devil from our minds," said Jordanian Marwan Mashah, after throwing seven pebbles at one of the stone structures symbolising Satan. For the hajj pilgrims, though, the animal sacrifices for Eid al-Adha are mostly a hands-off affair.