Govt releases postage stamp on Census of India 2011

Government of India releases Special postage stamp "Census of India 2011" for Rs. 5. The Indian Census has been the most credible source of information on demography, economic activity, literacy and education, housing and household amenities, urbanization, fertility and mortality, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, language, religion, migration, disability and many other socio-cultural and demographic data since 1872. The Census 2011 will cover 640 districts, 5767 tensile, 7742 towns and more than 6 lakhs villages spread across 35 states and union territories. The Census 2011 will witness 2.7 million enumerators and supervisors.

Census 2011: Literacy rate of India rise to 74%

India's effective literacy rate has recorded a 9.2 per cent rise to reach 74.04 per cent, according to provisional data of the 2011 census released today. Interestingly, literacy rate improved sharply among females as compared to males. While the effective literacy rate for males rose from 75.26 to 82.14 per cent marking a rise of 6.9 per cent, it increased by 11.8 per cent for females to go from 53.67 to 65.46 per cent. According to provisional totals of the latest census, literates constitute 74 per cent of total population aged seven and above.
Ten states and union territories, including Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Tripura, Goa, Daman and Diu, Puducherry, Chandigarh, National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, have attained literacy rate of above 85 per cent, the target set by the Planning Commission to be achieved by 2011-12. Kerala has the highest literacy rate at 93.91 per cent followed by Lakshadweep at 92.28 per cent. Bihar is at the bottom of the ladder with literacy rate of 63.82 followed by Arunachal Pradesh at 66.95. Literacy rate of Rajasthan rise to 67% from 60%.

Census 2011:Population of India by States 2011

Population of India by States as per census 2011 data can be seen in graph shown below. India's new national census has put the population at about 1.21 billion people, or 17% of the world population, the census commissioner said.The population comprising 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females is almost equal to the combined population of the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan put together. The population has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011, the report said. The growth rate in 2011 is 17.64 per cent in comparison to 21.15 per cent in 2001.Population of India by States as per Census 2011 data will be updated soon once office of Registrar General and Census Commissioners, India announce it today.

Census 2011:Population of Punjab is 2.7 Crore

Population of Punjab State as per Census 2011 released today is 27704236 while as per Census 2001 the population of punjab was 24358999. India's new national census has put the population at about 1.21 billion people, or 17% of the world population, the census commissioner said.The population comprising 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females is almost equal to the combined population of the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan put together. The population has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011, the report said. The growth rate in 2011 is 17.64 per cent in comparison to 21.15 per cent in 2001.

Census 2011:Population of Madhya Pradesh is 7.25 Crore

Population of Madhya Pradesh(MP) as per Census 2011 is 72597565 (7.25 Crore) which is more than 2001 population which was 6 Crore so there is rise of 20% in population. India's new national census has put the population at about 1.21 billion people, or 17% of the world population, the census commissioner said.The population comprising 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females is almost equal to the combined population of the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan put together. The population has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011, the report said. The growth rate in 2011 is 17.64 per cent in comparison to 21.15 per cent in 2001.

Census 2011:Population of Haryana is 2.5 Crore

Population of Haryana as per Census 2011 is 25353081 (2.5 Crore approx.) which much higher than 2001 data which claims 2.1 Crore population. India's new national census has put the population at about 1.21 billion people, or 17% of the world population, the census commissioner said.The population comprising 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females is almost equal to the combined population of the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan put together. The population has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011, the report said. The growth rate in 2011 is 17.64 per cent in comparison to 21.15 per cent in 2001.

Census 2011:Population of Gujarat is 6 Crore

Population of Gujarat as per Census 2011 is 60383628(Approx 6 Crore) which is around 18% rise in last 10 year. India's new national census has put the population at about 1.21 billion people, or 17% of the world population, the census commissioner said.The population comprising 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females is almost equal to the combined population of the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan put together. The population has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011, the report said. The growth rate in 2011 is 17.64 per cent in comparison to 21.15 per cent in 2001.

Census 2011:Population of Delhi is 1.67 Crore

Population of Delhi as per Census 2011 is 16753235 which is much higher than 2001 population which was 13850507. Delhi is most dense state of India as per census 2011 data released today. The highest population density is in Delhi’s northeast district (37,346 per sq km) as per data. Meanwhile India's new national census has put the population at about 1.21 billion people, or 17% of the world population, the census commissioner said.The population comprising 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females is almost equal to the combined population of the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan put together. The population has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011, the report said. The growth rate in 2011 is 17.64 per cent in comparison to 21.15 per cent in 2001.

Census 2011:Population of Bihar is 10.38 Crore

Population of Bihar is 103804637 which is one of populated state of India. Bihar is having 18.6 Million children in the 0-6 years age group as per Census 2011 data released today. Meanwhile India's new national census has put the population at about 1.21 billion people, or 17% of the world population, the census commissioner said.The population comprising 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females is almost equal to the combined population of the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan put together. The population has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011, the report said. The growth rate in 2011 is 17.64 per cent in comparison to 21.15 per cent in 2001.

Census 2011:Population of Uttar Pradesh is 20 Crore

Uttar Pradesh(UP) (20 Crore) is the most populous State in the country - population is more than the population of Brazil. Population of Uttar Pradesh as per Census 2011 is 199581477(Approx 20 Crore) which is much higher than Census 2011 data which show 16.6 Crore population of the state. Uttar Pradesh is also having 29.7 children in the 0-6 years age group. Meanwhile India's new national census has put the population at about 1.21 billion people, or 17% of the world population, the census commissioner said.The population comprising 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females is almost equal to the combined population of the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan put together. The population has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011, the report said. The growth rate in 2011 is 17.64 per cent in comparison to 21.15 per cent in 2001.

Census 2011: Population of India is 121 Crore

India's new national census has put the population at about 1.21 billion people, or 17% of the world population, the census commissioner said.The population comprising 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females is almost equal to the combined population of the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan put together. The population has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011, the report said. The growth rate in 2011 is 17.64 per cent in comparison to 21.15 per cent in 2001.
The 2001-2011 period is the first decade — with exception of 1911-1921 — which has actually added lesser population compared to the previous decade, Registrar General of India and Census Commissioner of India C. Chandramauli said in the presence of Home Secretary G. K. Pillai. Among the states and Union territories, Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state with 199 million people and Lakshadweep the least populated at 64,429. The combined population of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra is bigger than that of the U.S. The highest population density is in Delhi’s northeast district (37,346 per sq km) while the lowest is in Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh (just one per sq km). Child sex ratio in 2011 is 914 female against 1,000 male — the lowest since Independence. According to the data, literates constitute 74 per cent of the total population aged seven and above and illiterates form 26 per cent. The literacy rate has gone up from 64.83 per cent in 2001 to 74.04 per cent in 2011 showing an increase of 9.21 per cent.

Rajasthan Census 2011:Population of Rajasthan is 6.86 Crore

Population of Rajasthan as per Census 2011 is 68621012 which is much higher than census 2001 which records 56507188. child sex ratio at 883 in the state is below the national average of 914 and is among those states with lowest child sex ratio. Even the sex ratio in the Rajasthan at 926 is below the national average of 940, a rise by seven points since 2001 to record the highest figures in the country since 1971. But the current sex ratio is a jump by four points since the last census. The rising population in the state is also reflected in the population density which now stands at 201 persons per sq km against figures of 165 and 129 in 2001 and 1991. Significantly, Rajasthan is the largest state in the country. On the significant side, Rajasthan has also shown an improvement in the female literacy rate that now stands at 52.66 against that of 43.9 in 2001. But even this figure stands way below the national average of 65.46. In fact, this is the lowest female literacy rate in the country and is closely followed by Bihar at 53.33. India's population is now 1.21bn, which is bigger than the combined populations of the US, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan and Bangladesh. India launched the latest census exercise last year. Some 2.5 million officials visited households in about 7,000 towns and 600,000 villages. The population was classified according to gender, religion, education and occupation. The exercise, conducted every 10 years, faces big challenges, not least India's vast area and diversity of cultures.

India beat Pakistan by 29 Runs to enter World Cup final

India beat Pakistan by 29 Runs to enter World Cup 2011 final. India won the toss and elected to bat first with fine batting by Sachin Tendulkar(85) and Virendra Sehwag (38) helped India to beat Pakistan by runs to enter the final of World Cup 2011 at the Mohali in Punjab. India set a modest 261 to win but wicket falls in continues duration and economic bowling and continues wicket falls put pakistan under stress and finally loose match in Worlcup. With this win india manage thier record to never loose any match against pakistan in world cup ever.
Score Summary:
India 260/9 (50 overs)
Virendra Sehwag 38
Sachin Tendulkar 85
Suresh Raina 36*
Pakistan 231/10
Mohammad Hafeez 43
Asad Shafiq 30
Misbah-ul-Haq 56

Rajasthan CM Gehlot flags off Mumbai-Jaipur Duronto Train

Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot flagged off the Jaipur-Mumbai Duronto Express from the city railway station on Tuesday. Eleven out of 14 trains announced in the Rail Budget 2010-11 have been flagged off till now. Gehlot will also flag off Bikaner-Delhi Express from the Bikaner railway station on Wednesday and Ajmer-Sultanpur Express from Ajmer railway station on Thursday. On the occasion, Gehlot said the state government has been working on connecting other parts of the state with railway. "The final survey of Dholpur-Sarmathura-Gangapur railway line is on. Soon, the detailed project report (DPR) will be prepared. Also, the work on Dausa-Gangapur railway line is in progress," Gehlot said.
Gehlot said the state government has contributed `1,250 crore for laying down tracks between Ratlam and Dungarpur. The track will be beneficial for the development of the ST-dominated Dungarpur and Banswara area. The chief minister said the Delhi-Mumbai freight corridor will be a major benefit for Rajasthan as 39 per cent of the corridor will pass through the state. This will be an advantage for the business and other sectors.

Rajasthan Celebrates "Rajasthan Day" today

Rajasthan Celebrates Rajasthan Day today across the state. Rajasthan was formed on 30 March 1949, when all erstwhile princely states ruled by Rajputs, known as Rajputana, merged into the Dominion of India. On the occasion of Rajasthan Day Celebrations, the state department of tourism, organised a magic show by Suhani Shah at Maharana Pratap Auditorium, Vidyashram School. Schoolkids from all over the city were present to enjoy it. Around 600 children enjoyed the show, that began with a fashion show where the magician with the help of illusion made models change various outfits at the blink of an eye. She got a huge round of applause and appreciation from spectators.
Rajasthan Day Celebration Today's Programme:
8 to 10 am: Sarang Helicopter Show –A show by Indian Air Force. Venue: Sports Complex Ground, Rajasthan University
8 am to 5pm: Painting Camp for Professional Students on various themes of Rajasthani Culture & Heritage (continuous). Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra
5.30 pm onwards: Closing Ceremony –Performances by folk and classical artists of Rajasthan.
Central Park

World Cup 2011 Semifinal - Live on DD National at 2:30 PM

World Cup 2011 Semifinal 2 between India and Pakistan will be Live on DD National at 2:30 PM. With all eyes set on the ICC World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan — being termed as “final of finals” — the PCA stadium has been turned into a fortress. As part of the three-tier multi-layered security, stadium has been put under a 2.5-km-radius of extensive barricading.
Early on Tuesday morning, endless streams of Punjab Police personnel — requisitioned from across the state — were deployed for duty in and around the stadium. With the stadium’s outer wall surrounded by metal containment barricades, channels fixed on every entry gate, movable barricades in place to regulate traffic around the venue and view cutters installed to visually segregate one area from another, the stadium seemed to be the best protected place in the city. However, no shuttle buses will be in service to ferry spectators to and fro parking lots and stadium on Wednesday.

Two arrest in SHO Burning case

Two people were taken into custody in the case of burning alive the Station House Officer (SHO) of Mantown police station in Surwal village on outskirts of Sawai Madhopur on March 18. A police spokesman today said one Radhey Shyam Saini of Surwal and Satya Narain Meena of Rawla were taken into cusotdy late last night in connection with the burning of SHO Phool Mohammad. The duo, believed to be involved in the killing of the officer, was untraceable after the incident, the spokesman said.
Phool Mohammad was burnt alive by a violent mob in Surwal village after self immolation by a youth in protest against the police failure in arresting culprits in an old case of killing of a woman. Meanwhile, Sawai Madhopur local ruling Congress MLA Allauddin Azad has sought police protection for himself in the wake of reported threat from some elements who might be behind the killing of Phool Mohammad.

Sri lanka enter World Cup 2011 Final

Sri lanka beat New Zealand by 5 Wickets and enter World Cup 2011 Final. Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga and Sangkara made victory easy for Sriland while chasing the score of 217 today for match Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Dramatic turn comes after sudden fall of 4 wickets after 160 runs but finally Mathews and Samaraweera bring a decent victory for Sri lanka that will secure place in ICC World cup 2011 final where they will fight with India or Pakistan for title in Mumbai.
Score Summary:
New Zealand 217 (48.5 overs)
MJ Guptill 39
LRPL Taylor 36
SB Styris 57
Sri Lanka 220/5 (47.5 overs)
TM Dilshan 73
Sangkara 54

UP MP's son arrested with illegal arms in Barmer, Rajasthan

Uttar Pradesh MP Brijbhushan Thakur's son Pratik Bhushan, who was arrested with arms and ammunition near Pachpadra in Barmer district have been sent to judicial custody. The trio along with some other accomplices were heading towards Pachpadra from Jodhpur yesterday, when their two vehicles were stopped and searched by the police during a routine checking. During search police seized 7.65 MM loaded pistol along with 4 cartridges from Pratik’s possession, whereas one more 315 bore rifle and cartridges were also seized from the possession of his personal body guards. The pistol license was not issued on Pratik’s name while arms license terms-norms were also violated by his bodyguards, police said.
They were today produced before a local court which sent them to judicial custody. They were reportedly going to Tilwara to buy horses. Samajwadi Party MP Brijbhusan Singh has been holding the Gonda seat for past about 25 years.

SC, ST to protest in Rajasthan against reservation policies

Members of the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in Jaipur have staged protests against the Rajasthan government''s reservation policy. Around five thousand people belonging to the SC and ST committee gathered here on Sunday, to warn the state government of dire consequences if their right to reservation was curbed. Asharam Vena, the General Secretary of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Committee, said people belonging to the upper classes have misused the decision of the Supreme Court’s decision to curb the rights of the reserved classes. Shagan Lal, an employee of the state secretariat, said the demand of people belonging to lower castes was to continue with the old reservation policy.
He said: “ This is the Supreme Court’s decision, but it never said that while giving promotion, reservation should not be considered. Upper caste people, who have pressurized the lawmakers in their favour to abolish reservation, have misinterpreted the decision.” “ They want to remove the reservation given to us. We are not demanding anything new. We just want that old reservation policy should be continued. We would not tolerate any games played against us,” he added. Hari Meena, a member of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe committee said: “ The Rajasthan High Court’s decision is that people belonging to the scheduled caste can use their reservation benefit only once either at the time of promotion or at the time of getting a government job. We get promotion on the basis of reservation and this should not be stopped.” Currently, 12 percent reservation is for SC candidates and 16 percent for ST candidates and around 4.5 percent candidates of SC and ST community are working in government jobs in the province.

Jaipur Mumbai Duronto Express Train from Today

Jaipur Mumbai Duronto Express Train to be inaugurated today by Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot from Jaipur. This train will run twice in a week.
From Jaipur train will start on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15 PM while this train will start from Mumbai on Tuesday and Sunday at 11:15 PM.

RTET 2011 Exam by Rajasthan Board, Ajmer

Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Test[RTET] 2011 Exam, recently included by Rajasthan govt before appearing in Tearcher's exam by RPSC Ajmer. RTET Exam 2011 to be held by BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION RAJASTHAN, AJMER. Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education will conduct the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) on May 22 this year and candidates will be able to register for the examination online till April 18. Announcing the schedule of TET, chairman of the board Subhash Garg said that they will start the preparation from March 31 and try to announce the result on June 15.
RTET 2011 Exam Dates:
1. On Line App. and Bank Challan From 31-03-2011
2. Submission App.Form to Coll.Centre From 31-03 to 18-04-11
3. Announcement of Result August 2011
For more details visit: http://rtet2011.com/

Rajasthan TET Exam 2011 Result annouced on 28 August 2011

Ricky Ponting resign as Australia's Captain, Clarke take charge

Ricky Ponting resign as Australia's Captain after defeat in world cup 2011. Ponting has relinquished his one-day and Test captaincy roles with his deputy Michael Clarke tipped to take over. The 36-year-old made the announcement at the Sydney Cricket Ground at 1pm today.
Ponting has captained Australia in 77 Test matches for 48 wins - the most of any Test skipper - 16 losses and 13 draws. His 227 one-day matches in charge returned 163 wins, 50 losses and two World Cups. But following a recent lean stretch with the bat, Ponting became tetchy in Australia's failed World Cup defence. Twice, Ponting apologised for, he says inadvertently, damaging a dressing room television and his reaction to colliding with teammate Steve Smith when taking a catch.

Rajasthan CM to flag off 3 new trains

Rajasthan CM Ashok gehlot as a part of the Rajasthan Day celebrations will launch three new trains for the state, sources at the chief minister’s office said on Sunday.
1. The much awaited Jaipur-Mumbai Duranto would be flagged off on March 29 from Jaipur railway junction station by the chief minister.
2. It will be followed by Bikaner-Sarai Rohilla train which would be flagged off by the chief minister on Wednesday from Bikaner.
3. Regarding the third train, an officer with the North Western Railways, said, “The Ajmer-Sultaanpur train would be flagged off on March 31 from Ajmer. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot and other dignitaries, including MP from Ajmer and Union minister of state Sachin Pilot, would participate in the function.”

Pakisthan PM Gilani to watch World Cup semi-final in Mohali

Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday accepted his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh's invitation to watch the World Cup semi-final between the cricket teams of the two countries at Mohali on 30th March. The decision was taken following a meeting between President Asif Ali Zardari and Gilani, which began at midnight last night and lasted for about two hours. At the meeting, it was decided that "in response to the Indian Prime Minister's invitation, the Prime Minister of Pakistan will visit India to witness the semi-final (of World Cup) between the two cricket teams," Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said.
He said that Pakistan had already welcomed Dr. Singh's invitation to Zardari and Gilani to watch the match. 'The News' daily, meanwhile, quoted its sources as saying that Gilani would informally meet Singh during the match and a formal meeting would be held after the game. Separately, 'The Nation' newspaper quoted its sources as saying that Gilani would pay a two-day visit to India for a fresh round of "cricket diplomacy." It said that Gilani's decision to accept Singh's invitation has been conveyed to New Delhi through diplomatic channels.

Rajasthan Day 2011 celebration Programme Schedule

Pink city jaipur is all set for four- day festivity and cultural events on the Rajasthan Day, starting March 28, by the state department of tourism. It will last till March 31. A plethora of cultural events, performances and competitions will showcase the cultural legacy of the state on the occasion of Rajasthan Day Celebrations (RDC). This was announced by Usha Sharma, principal secretary and commissioner, tourism, at a press conference on Sunday.
Rajasthan Day 2011 celebration Programme Schedule:
DAY 1: 28th March, 2011 (Monday)
8 to 11 am: Painting Competition for 1st to 12th Std. on Art, Cultural & Heritage of Rajasthan. Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra
10 am to12 pm &1.30 to 3.30 pm: Children Film Festival - Karamati Kot, Halo, Aasman se aatka, Mujse Dosti Karoge & many more films. Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra
7 pm onwards: Theatre performance –A renowned play CHANKYA by Manoj Joshi Creations, Mumbai. Venue: Birla Auditorium
DAY 2: 29th March, 2011
8 am to 5 pm: Painting Competition for Special Children on Art, Culture & Heritage of Rajasthan.
Two days Painting Camp for Professional Students on various themes of Rajasthani Culture & Heritage. Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra
10 am to 12 pm &1.30 to 3.30 pm: Children Film Festival - Karamati Kot, Halo, Aasman se aatka, Mujse Dosti Karoge & many more films. Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra
11 am to 12 pm & 4 to 5 pm: Magic Show for children by Ms. Suhani Shah . Venue:Maharana Pratap Auditorium, Vidyashram school
4 .30pm onwards: Military Pageant Show -Display of weapons ,artillery and adventure shows like sky diving ,dog show & many more . Venue: Rambagh Polo Ground
7.00 pm onwards: Kathak performance by Jaipur Kathak Kendra
Jawahar Kala Kendra
DAY 3: 30th March, 2011
8 to10 am: Sarang Helicopter Show –A show by Indian Air Force. Venue: Sports Complex Ground, Rajasthan University
8 am to 5pm: Painting Camp for Professional Students on various themes of Rajasthani Culture & Heritage (continuous). Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra
5.30 pm onwards: Closing Ceremony –Performances by folk and classical artists of Rajasthan.
Central Park

Shunglu Committee report on CWG on 29 March

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh- appointed Shunglu Committee will submit three more reports on alleged irregularities in CWG-related projects by 29th March. The reports will highlight several inadequacies on part of government officials and contractors in executing works for the sporting extravaganza held in New Delhi between 3rd October and 14th October last year. "We will submit three more reports by 29th March. They will be on Commonwealth Games Organising Committee and Games venues-related matters," Shunglu said.
The Committee has already submitted its reports on host broadcasting deal by Prasar Bharti, construction of Games Village and city infrastructure-related projects to the PMO. In its first report submitted on 31st January on alleged irregularities in awarding broadcasting rights of the sporting event, the Committee recommended strict action against suspended CEO of Prasar Bharti B S Lalli and former Director General (Doordarshan) Aruna Sharma under relevant Sections of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act. Whereas in its second and third report on Games Village and City Infrastructure, it named Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for lack of oversight in execution of Games works.

Jat agitation withdrawn after talks with Hooda

The agitating Jats in Haryana have withdrawn their agitation late tonight following a meeting of their leaders with the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Jind. In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister said that those agitating have agreed to lift all blockades and dharnas with immediate effect. He said that it has also been decided to set up a Haryana Backward Classes Commission within a month. The Commission would consider the demand of communities of Roar,Jat, Jat Sikh,Tyagi,Bishnoi and any other community who wish to be under the ambit of the Backward Classes in the State.
They have now agreed to lift all blockades, especially after the Supreme Court directed the Haryana and UP governments to immediately control the situation. The Commission would consider the demand of communities of Roar, Jat, Jat Sikh, Tyagi, Bishnoi would come under the ambit of the Backward Classes. Also, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan governments to ensure that supply of essential commodities including water to the national capital was not disrupted in the wake of threats by Jats agitating for quota in central jobs.

MNREGA Social audit from 28 March

The social audit of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee(MNREGA) at village-level Sabha is going to be held from March 28 to March 29. MNREGA programme coordinator Siddharth Mahajan said that the social audit forum conducted a thorough study for 15 days and tried its best to trace the development activities. The social audit will begin at 339 Gram Panchayats of the city. The development officials have been given orders to work for the purpose. Mahajan said 42 officials and one in-charge had been assigned the duty to look into the smooth functioning of the Gram Panchayats.

Rajasthan failed to achieve power generation target: CAG Report

Rajasthan has failed to realize targeted addition in power generation as the capacity addition between 2005 and 2010 was much short of the target, a Comptroller and Auditor General(CAG) report pointed out recently. "As against the envisaged capacity addition of 3,020 MW to meet the energy generation requirement in the state between 2005 and 2010, the actual addition was 2,519.82 MW. "In state sector, though 1,525 MW of capacity was planned to be added by the government controlled Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (RRVUNL), the actual addition was only 525 MW during the period," according to the report, which was tabled in the state assembly on Wednesday. "Despite having pumped in 94 per cent of its targeted investment in power sector companies in 2009-10, the state has not been able to meet its envisaged capacity addition during the aforesaid period due to gross ineffective project management, time overrun etc," the report added.
The time overrun varied between 12.5 months and 48 months, and had been attributed to various reasons such as delay in signing of gas supply agreement for gas-based plants, finalisation and approval of drawings, execution of work of main plant by the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) etc, the report observed. It added that in fact, three units could not be commercially operated even after synchronisation due to technical problems that were not solved even till September last year. In other audits of power companies, the CAG has detected a cash embezzlement of Rs 35.35 lakh at the Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited that has extended the contract period of the collecting agent even after being aware of financial and other irregularities by it.

No admission test in Navodaya Vidyalaya !

The entrance examinations of the Jawahar Navodaya schools could not be organised this time because of the implementation of the Right to Education Act in the state. The examinations for entrance in class six, organised by Union government, were originally scheduled to be held last month itself. According to the norms of the Right to Education Act, a student must not be made to appear in any examination for entrance in any class below 8. On the other hand, students who have passed in class fifth need to appear for an entrance exam for admission into class six. The students thus selected are taught in the school without any fee.
As many as 3978 students had applied for the examination this year. Of these, 123 applications were rejected and the admit cards of the remaining 3855 candidates have already reached Jodhpur. However, the process has been stopped with immediate effect following an order issued by the Joint Commissioner. But billion dollar question is what will be criteria to get admission in Jawahar navodaya Vidyalaya(JNV) if you did't conduct test for 80 seat from which 80% seats are reserved for rural candidates.

Two killed in encounter with Haryana police

Two suspected associates of a man, wanted in a case of alleged robbery, were killed on Thursday night and one injured in an encounter with a Haryana police team in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district. The Haryana police team in a vehicle was chasing robbery accused Sukhvinder Singh who was in a car with his two associates. When they entered Sriganganagar, the police team challenged them, sparking the encounter at Padampur area, Rupendra Singh, Sriganganagar SP, said.
He said two persons identified as Jaggi and Dheeru were killed and Sukhvinder was injured in the encounter. Sukhvinder was arrested and shifted to the district hospital. "When we stopped both the vehicles near 1-TK area, the Haryana police team members introduced themselves and informed us about the case. Earlier, it was thought to be a gangwar", Singh said.

Prime Minister to watch Indo-Pak WC semi-final in Mohali

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will watch the World Cup semi final between India and Pakistan in Mohali on Wednesday. He has also invited Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari to watch the match. In identical letters to Asif Ali Zardari and Yousaf Raza Gilani, he said, "There is huge excitement over the match and we are all looking forward to a great game of cricket that will be a victory for sport." "It gives me great pleasure to invite you to visit Mohali and join me and the millions of fans from our two countries to watch the match," he said in the letters to both the leaders.
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's office welcomed the invitation saying, "We welcome the initiative from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh." Pakistan said the decision will be taken as soon as the Prime Minister returns from Tashkent on Sunday." India and Pakistan cricket teams have not played any match in India after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in 2008. Reacting to the step by the Prime Minister, Pakistan Social Commentator Asma Jahangir said, "This is a very positive step for the people of India and Pakistan. Pakistani citizens are also very positive about the match." "Cricket diplomacy is always very welcome," she added.

SC directs UP, Haryana and Rajasthan Govts to ensure supply to Delhi

Supreme Court on Thursday asked Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan governments to ensure that supply of essential commodities including water to the national capital is not disrupted in the wake of threats by Jats agitating for quota in central jobs. A bench of justices Altamas Kabir and Dalveer Bhandari also specifically asked Haryana, Uttar Pradesh to also ensure that transportation of petroleum products from Mathura and Panipat oil refineries to Delhi are not affected in any manner.
The bench issued these directions on two urgent petitions filed by the Delhi Jal Board and the Indian Oil Corporation during a special sitting held at the apex court, which is currently closed on account of Holi holidays. Meanwhile Uttar Pradesh government has deployed about 35 companies of Provincial Armed Constabulary and Rapid Action Force in the Jat dominating areas including Agra, Aligarh, Moradabad, Meerut and Saharanpur divisions.

Raje complains to president against Rajasthan CM

Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, on Thursday met President Pratibha Devisingh Patiland urged her to order the governor of the state to reconvene the budget session of the state assembly to discuss alleged flaws. The session concluded on Wednesday. "According to us, this session did not take place at all. So, this session should be reconvened. There should be another fresh session, in a good atmosphere, where the entire issues relating to the Budget could be discussed. This would benefit the entire state of Rajasthan," Scindia said. Raje said President Patil had listened to the opposition's demands and agreed to look into the issue. "The President had listened to us and said she would consider our demand," she added.
According to the opposition, the ruling Congress party had adopted unconstitutional methods during the budget session by not allowing the house to function properly. They claimed that over 16 bills have been passed in the assembly without discussion. The budget session had not been functioning properly for the past several days as both the ruling as well as opposition parties failed to resolve their differences through dialogue.

Rajasthan Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) Exam 2011 on 22 May

Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education will conduct the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) on May 22 this year and candidates will be able to register for the examination online till April 18. Announcing the schedule of TET, chairman of the board Subhash Garg said that they will start the preparation from March 31 and try to announce the result on June 15. “This is the first TET examination conducted in the state and the board will launch another website on TET on March 27,” said Garg. The students will be able to get the syllabus of this examination from March 28 onwards.


Rajasthan High Court stays RTET Exam

India beat Australia to reach World Cup Semifinal

India stormed into World Cup semifinal after beating Australia by 5 Wickets in the quarter-finals match on Thursday Played at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad. The Man in blue chased 260, put up by the Australia, with the help of some good inning from Sachin, Gautam Gambhi and Yuvraj Singh. in 47.4 overs, securing place into semifinal of the mega event of the cricket world cup where they will play against historical rival Pakistan at Mohali, Punjab.
Score Summary:
Australia 260/6 (50 overs)
BJ Haddin 53
Ponting 104
DJ Hussey 38*
India 261/5 47.3 Overs
Sachin Tendulkar 53
G Gambhir 50
Yuvraj Singh 57*
Suresh Raina 34*

MLA Sinodia's Son Murder case: Main accused arrested

Rajasthan Police's Special Operations Group (SOG) arrested one of the main accused in the abduction and murder of Bhanwar Sinodia, son of Kisangarh MLA Nathu Ram Sinodia. Shehzad, the alleged contract killer of the MLA's son was arrested from the Ashok Vihar area in New Delhi on Wednesday morning. This is the sixth arrest by the SOG in the case within a fortnight. Sanjay Agarwal, IG, SOG told TOI: "The teams were in touch with the police of five states. While going through Shehzad's history, we found that he was lodged at Ajmer Central Jail. From thereon, we started collecting information about his connections and activities in other states." "On Tuesday evening, we received information that Shehzad was staying somewhere near the Ashok Vihar area in New Delhi. Our local team, with logistic support from the Delhi Police, arrested him in the wee hours of Wednesday," Agarwal added. SOG sources said Shehzad is likely to be presented before a local court in Kishangarh. "We will seek his police custody for at least 10 days to further probe the case and find out if Shehzad's involvement in the murder was merely for monetary gains," a senior SOG officer said.

JDA plan to recruit Engineers

Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has proposed to the state government to recruit engineers, town planners, draftsmen, assistant legal advisors and others. It wants 420 engineers and 340 employees for various posts. Additional commissioner Shuchi Sharma says, “As JDA’s jurisdiction is increasing new staff is required. We have sent a proposal to the state government.” The organisation plans to recruit engineers on the Public Works Department and Public Health Engineering Department pattern—- which is 1: 4:16. An official explained, “Under one executive engineer, four assistant engineers and 16 junior engineers will be recruited.” The number of assistant engineers is 65. Except for recruitment of around 82 junior engineers last year, the JDA has not recruited staff for the past 20 years.

Jat leaders set two deadlines 25, 28 March

Threatening to block the busy railway track and roads leading to Delhi and even disrupting the water supply to the national capital, agitating Jat community leaders in Haryana on Tuesday said the central and state governments should take concrete steps by Friday to meet their demand for job quotas. Hundreds of Jats continued to block railway tracks in Hisar, Jind and Bhiwani districts of Haryana on Tuesday, saying they will not budge till their demand for inclusion in the other backward classes (OBC) quota was accepted by the central and Haryana governments.
"We will not withdraw our agitation till the central and state governments accept our demand for reservation. We will fight for our rights till the end," Jat leader Hawa Singh Sangwan said. Talks between Jat leaders and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Hisar on Monday failed to yield any result. Hooda had earlier said that Jats should get reservation only in central government jobs. The Jat leaders have set two deadlines, March 25 (Friday) and March 28.

Pakistan beat WI by 10 Wickets, enter World cup Semifinal

Captain Shahid Afridi scalped four wickets and Mohammad Hafeez excelled with an all-round display as Pakistan spanked a spineless West Indies by 10 wickets to storm in the semifinal of the cricket World Cup in Mirpur on Wednesday. Pakistan bundled out the Caribbeans for a paltry 112 in just 43.3 overs and then overhauled the target with 29.1 overs to spare in a hugely-lopsided quarterfinal clash at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Chasing just 113 to win, Mohammad Hafeez (61) and Kamran Akmal (47) toyed with the West Indies attack and stitched a 125-ball 113-run opening partnership to wrap up the match very easily and move into the semi-finals after a gap of 12 years. The 1992 Champions Pakistan will now face the winner of the second quarterfinal between India and Australia at Ahmedabad in the semifinals.

PM reject 'cash-for-votes' charges in Parliament

Rejecting as "wild" the charges that bribe was paid during the 2008 Confidence Motion, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took on the Opposition for creating hue and cry over diplomatic communications, saying it was a "dangerous" thing to do. In an uncharacteristic combative manner, Singh particularly targeted L K Advani, saying the BJP leader thought becoming Prime Minister was his "birth right" and hence had never "forgiven me". He asked Advani to wait for three-and-a-half years for his chance. Replying to a short duration debate in both Houses of Parliament over his statement on the WikiLeaks documents on Wednesday, first accessed by 'The Hindu' daily, Singh said the government could not verify the authenticity of correspondence between the US Embassy here and its government in Washington.
Referring to the probe by a Parliament's Committee in 2008 into allegations of 'cash-for-votes' scam, the Prime Minister said it had concluded that there was insufficient evidence to prove that money was paid to purchase MPs. "I am convinced that taking the report as a whole, this is a correct inference," Singh said, winding up the debate during which he came under sharp attack from the Opposition which even questioned why he continued to be the Prime Minister if was "not aware" of developments involving his government. "I leave it to the good sense of this House to decide for itself whether the report of the Committee in any way substantiates the wild allegations levelled by some Hon'ble Members of the Opposition," Singh said amid thumping of desks.

Rajasthan Govt hike DA rate by 6% to employees

Rajasthan Government hike DA rate by 6% to its state govt employees after yesterday centre announced DA Rate hike. Now DA rate for State govt employees will be 51%.

Announcement to this effect was made in the statement tabled during the passage of the Rajasthan Appropriation Bill 2011 and Finance Bill 2011 in the State Assembly on the behalf of the Chief Minister who also holds to Finance portfolio. Now the employees would get equal to 51 per cent of the basic pay. The hike is being effected with effect from January this year and will also be payable to work charge employees, and employees of Panchayats and Zila Parishads. The arrears up to March 31, would be deposited into the employee’s GPF while enhanced DA will be paid with effect from April 1. However, the hike dues would be paid in cash to those employees who joined in the service on or after January 1, 2004. The hike would cause additional burden of Rs 875 crore per annum on public exchequer.

Nation pay tributes to Bhagt Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru

Nation pay tributes to martyred Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev today when whole nation observe "Saheed Divas" today. "Their sacrifice has immortalized them," Chairman Hamid Ansari said, observing the day when the three were hanged in Lahore prison by the British rulers in 1931. "Let us pledge to uphold the cherished values for which they gave their life," Ansari said. The upper house then observed a minute's silence to pay homage to the matrtyrs.
Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh was hanged to death on March 23, 1931. Considered as one of the most important revolutionaries of freedom movement, March 23 is marked as his martyrdom day. Here are 10 lesser known facts about the man who inspired hundreds and thousands of youths to join India's freedom struggle. 23rd march 1931: Sukhdev and Rajguru were the other two to be hanged with Bhagat Singh. All attempts failed, even the members of the prisoners' families were not allowed to meet them Three of them were hanged a day before the assigned date because British officials feared a revolt from the Indians. March 23 is observed as " MARTYR'S DAY" to remember the contribution of Bhagat Singh,Sukhdev, Rajguru and other important 'Krantikaaris' who paved way for Indian Independence.
Born in 1908 at Banga village,Lyallpura, Punjab to Sardaar Kishan Singh and Vidyavati, Bhagat singh was only 23 at the time of his Martyrdom. Even today, the heroic spirit of Bhagat is an unfailing source of inspiration to the youth of the country. His courage, spirit of adventure and patriotism are an example to one and all. This is 80th year of Martyrs day, all over the country tributes will be paid to the heroes, who fought for Nation’s freedom and sacrificed their lives. Films have been made and hundreds of songs composed to honour the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

Cabinet approves draft of ''RTE Rules 2011''

The draft of ''Rajasthan Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules 2011'', meant for implementation of the Centre''s Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009, was today approved by the State Cabinet. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot chaired a meeting in which the Cabinet gave approval to the draft. The rules have been made for the implementation of Government''s Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009, an official said. Under these rules, provisions have been made to open primary schools within every one kilometre and upper primary schools within every two kilometres.
Provision has also been made so that all private schools, both government aided and unaided, will have to give admission to atleast 25 per cent of their seats to students belonging to the weaker sections and no fee would be charged from them, he said. Rajasthan government would constitute a State Advisory Council under the chairmanship of the Education Minister for protecting child rights, the official said. In the meeting, approval was also given to the directives of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and the State Litigation Policy which would ensure efficient and effective execution of the litigation and quality improvement, he added.

Rajasthan Officials warned for child marriages on Akshya Tritiya

The Rajasthan government has warned of strict action against district administrations and police officials if they fail to check child marriages on Akshya Tritiya (Akha Teej) to be observed May 6, an official said Tuesday. The day is considered highly auspicious for marriages. It falls on the third day after "amavasi" (new moon) in the Hindu month of Vaishakha. In a written direction to the district collectors and superintendents of police in each district, the state home department has asked them to keep strict vigil on child marriages on Akha Teej, which is a rampant practice in the rural areas of Rajasthan, a senior officer told IANS Tuesday. "The officials have been asked to be prepared and keep watch if preparations of child marriages are going on at any place in their respective jurisdictional area," the officer added. The letters have been sent to this effect by department's principal secretary P.K. Deb. The directive from principal secretary Deb has asked the officials to set up control rooms in each district where people can file complaints if they come to know about child marriages in their area.

Jat agitation disrupts rail services

Jat agitation continued to disrupt train services in many parts of Haryana on Wednesday as well. 66 trains including Shatabadi and Rajdhani were cancelled on the northern and north-western sector and many trains were diverted. The Jats are demanding a quota for their community in government jobs. Leaders of Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti will meet today at Narwana and decide whether to continue talks with Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. On Tuesday, the Barwala power plant in Haryana stopped operation in face of the Jat agitation which paralysed freight movement and passenger train services to northern states.
With the agitating Jat leaders setting March 28 as the deadline for the Centre to decide on their demand for putting them in the OBC category, different groups in Delhi and its suburbs are holding the stock-taking meetings on March 26. Sources claimed local leaders have set that day to devise a strategy to paralyze the capital in case the central government turns down their demand.

Rajasthan Govt to refer SHO burning case to CBI

Rajasthan Government has decided to refer to the CBI the inquiry and investigation into the case of burning alive Mantown SHO Phool Mohmmad by mob in Surwal village near Sawai Madhopur on March 17 evening. The decision to this effect was taken at high level meeting held here tonight under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Till the completion of the formalities for onset of a CBI investigation a special investigation team(SIT) of the CID police headed by officer of Inspector General rank would work on the case and would take efforts to arrest culprits in the case. The state government has also removed the Sawai Madhopur Superintendent of Police Vishnu Kant and kept him awaiting posting order(APO).
SHO Phool Mohammad - an officer of CI rank - was burnt alive by mob of angry villagers after self immolation by a youth in Surwal village on the outskirts of Sawai Madhopur in protest against "police inaction" in a case of killing of a woman. Youth Rajesh Meena who was protesting against police failure in arrests of culprits in killing of a woman, climbed up on a water tank along with his one associate and jumped down after setting himself afire. Agitated over the death of the youth the mob of demonstrators turned violent, threw stones at the police and set-at-fire police vehicles. Sixteen cops were injured in the arson-violence. Meanwhile, body of the deceased protester Rajesh - whose kins refused to take the body till fulfillment of demands - was sent to Kota for keeping in deep freezer in the mortuary in Kota Medical College hospital today.

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in India

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are in India, to convince the super-rich of the nation to part with their wealth for philanthropic causes, as part of their ‘The Giving Pledge’ campaign which started off in the United States of America. CNBC’s Becky Quick & CNBC-TV18’s Shereen Bhan will be alongside the duo for the entire trip with exclusive inside access. Buffett is first slated to visit TaeguTec's factory near Bangalore's Electronic City, while, Gates will join the Ministers of Health, HRD & Science to mark World Tuberculosis Day. Gates and Buffett will then persuade Indian billionaires to join The Giving Pledge.
The Oracle of Omaha will be talking to Betty Quick and Shereen Bhan about the reason for his visit, the plans for the continent, the new investment opportunities he is looking at and more. Bill Gates who has been involved with philanthropy via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India, will be taking about his involvement & experiences in India over the past few years and his plans going forward. Additionally, CNBC-TV18 will carry interviews, exclusive updates on how their trip is progressing, their thoughts on India and all the breaking news around their visit.

Final IPL 4 Teams | Final IPL 4 Team Players

Final IPL 4 Teams | Final IPL 4 Team Players:
1. Chennai Super Kings (24):
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Subramanium Badrinath, Joginder Sharma, Sudeep Tyagi, Abhinav Mukund, Aniruddha Shrikant, Ganapathi Vignesh, K Vasudevdas, Shadb Jakati, Vijaykumar Yomahesh, (Foreign) Albie Morkel, Michael Hussey, Dwayne Bravo, Doug Bollinger, Scott Styris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nuwan Kulasekera, Suraj Randiv, George Bailey, Faf du Plessis
2. Mumbai Indians (23): Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Aditya Tare, Ali Murtuza, Ambati Rayudu, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pawan Suyal, Rajagopal Sathish, Surul Kanwar, Surya Kumar Yadav, T Suman, Yazvendra Singh Chahal (Foreign) Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Andrew Symonds, Davy Jacobs, James FRanklin, Moises Henriques, Alden Blizzard, Dilhara Fernando
3. Kolkata Knight Riders (20): Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Jaidev Unadkat, Iqbal Abdulla, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manvinder Singh Bisla, Pradeep Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia, Sarabjit Ladda, Shami Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami (Foreign) Jacques Kallis, Brad Haddin, Shakib Al Hassan, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Pattinson.
4. Sahara Pune Warriors (30): Yuvraj Singh, Robin Uthappa, Ashish Nehra, Murali Kartik, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Bhuvenshwar Kumar, Dheeraj Jadhav, Ekalavya Dwivedi, Ganesh Gaikwad, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Harshad Khadiwale, Kamran Khan, Manish Pandey, Mithun Manhas, Mohnish MIshra, Rahul Sharma, Sachin Rana, Shrikant Wagh, Shrikant Mundhe, Imtiyaz Ahmed (Foreign) Graeme Smith, Tim Paine, Angelo Mathews, Nathan McCullum, Callum Ferguson, Wayne Parnell, Mitchell Marsh, Jerome Taylor, Alfonso Thomas, Jesse Ryder
5. Kochi Tuskers Kerala (27): VVS Laxman, S Sreesanth, RP Singh, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ramesh Powar, R Vinay Kumar, B Akhil, Chandan Madan, Deepak Chowghule, Kedar Jadhav, Raiphi Gomez, Sushant Marathe, Tanmay Srivastava, Y Gnanswara Rao, Yashpal Singh, Prashant Padmanabahan, (Foreign) Mahela Jayawardene, Brendon McCullum, Steven Smith, Muttiah Muralitharan, Brad Hodge, Thisara Perera, Steve O'Keefe, Owais Shah, Michael Klinger, John Hastings
6. Royal Challengers Bangalore (25): Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Cheteshwar Pujara, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mohammed Kaif, Arun Karthik, CM Gautham, Abrar Kazi, Mayank Agarwal, Bharath Narayan, Raju Bhatkal, Sreenath Aravind, Ryan Ninan, Asad Khan Pathan, (Foreign) Tillekratne Dilshan, AB de Villiers, Daniel Vettori, Dirk Nannes, Charl Langeveldt, LUke Pomersbach, Johan van der Wath, Rilee Rossouw, Nuwan Pradeep, Jonathan Vandiar
7. Rajasthan Royals (27): Rahul Dravid, Pankaj Singh, Aakash Chopra, Abhishek Raut, Aditya Dole, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Paunikar, Ashok Menaria, Deepak Chahar, Dishant Yagnik, Faiz Fazal, Nayan Doshi, Pinal Shah, Samad Fallah, Siddharth Trivedi, Stuart Binny, Amit Singh, Dinesh Salunkhe, Swapnil Asnodkar, Sumit Narwal, Ankeet Chavan (Foreign) Shane Warne, Shane Watson, Ross Taylor, Johan BOtha, Paul Collingwood, Shaun Tait
8. Deccan Chargers (27): Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony, Akash Bhandari, Anand Rajan, Ankit Nagendra, Arjun Yadav, Ashish Reddy, Bharat Chipli, DB Ravi Teja, Harmeet Singh Bansal, Ishank Jaggi, Ishan Malhotra, Jaydev Shah, Kedar Devdhar, Sunny Sohal (Foreign) Kevin Pietersen, Cameron White, Kumar Sangakkara, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Daniel Christian, Chris Lynn, Juan Theron, Michael Lumb
9. Kings XI Punjab (23): Dinesh Karthik, Abhishek Nayar, Praveen Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Bhargav Bhatt, Bipul Sharma, Love Ablish, Mandeep Singh, Nitin Saini, Paras Dogra, Paul Valthaty, Shalabh Srivastava, Siddharth Chitnis, Sunny Singh, Vikramjeet Malik, Amit Yadav (Foreign) Adam Gilchrist, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey, Stuart Broad, Ryan Harris, Dimitri Masceranhas, Nathan Remington.
10. Delhi Daredevils (29): Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan, Naman Ojha, Ajit Agarkar, Ashok Dinda, Umesh Yadav, Venugopal Rao, Aavishkar Salvi, Prashant Naik, Rajesh Pawar, Robin Bist, S Sriram, Tejashwi Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Varun Aaron, Vikash Mishra, Vivek Yadav, Yogesh Nagar, Shahbaz Nadeem (Foreign) David Warner, James Hopes, Morne Morkel, Aaron Finch, Mathew Wade, Roloef van der Merwe, Andrew McDonald, Travis Birt, Collin Ingram, Robert Frylinck.

Delhi Budget 2011-12 Highlights | Delhi Budget

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today presented a budget of Rs. 27,067 crore for this year with a plan outlay of Rs. 13,600 crore and a non-plan expenditure of Rs. 13,307.
Delhi Budget 2011-12 Highlights:

1. 14,000 new staff in schools.
2. Scholarships for Students.
3. MLA fund increased to 2.5 Crore from Rs. 2 crore.
4. Cheaper: Bicycles, kerosene stoves, lanterns, petromax lamps and sanitary napkins.
5. Costlier: Bidis, furnishings and suitings and sweetmeats will become costlier under new tax proposals in Delhi government's budget.
6. VAT of 12.5 per cent would be imposed on unmanufactured tobacco, making bidis and hookah smoking more expensive.
7. 'Khandsari' sugar and textiles have also been exempted from VAT.
8. The VAT on sweetmeats and 'namkeen' has been increased to 12.5 per cent from existing five per cent.
9. Industrial textiles such as canvas belts, filter clothes and furnishing and suitings are proposed to be taxed at five per cent.

Govt hike DA rate by 6% to Central Govt Employees

Govt on Tuesday increased dearness allowance (DA) by 6 percent to 51 percent, benefiting over 50 lakh central govt employees and 38 lakh pensioners. "The decision to hike DA was taken by the Union Cabinet at its meeting here," a Union minister said in New Delhi on Tuesday. The combined impact of the hike will be Rs 5,715.90 crore per annum. However in the next financial year, the burden on the exchequer would be Rs 6,668.52 crore after the additional 6 percent DA payout is factored in from 1st January to 31st March this year.
The increased DA, which will be effective from 1st January, is provided to government staff and pensioners to compensate them for rising prices. Presently, the DA is paid at 45 percent of basic pay. The increase in DA by 6 percent would be in accordance with the formula prescribed by the Sixth Pay Commission for central government employees. The decision will provide direct relief to around 50 lakh employees and 38 lakh pensioners. The DA is revised twice a year, on 1st January and 1st July. The relief came amid high retail prices, as inflation has been ruling above 9 percent. The Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers), which is the basis for revising dearness allowance, was 9.47 percent in December and 9.30 percent in January Headline inflation, based on movement in wholesale prices, was 8.31 percent in February, much above the comfort level of 5-6 percent. Food inflation, too, was hovering above 9 percent

IIT Rajasthan launches new website www.iitj.ac.in

IIT Rajasthan launches its new website http://www.iitj.ac.in/. IIT Rajasthan was till now using Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Kanpur web server under tag http://www.iitk.ac.in/iitj/ as IIT Rajasthan is attached under IIT Kanpur by HRD till they get full flashed campus and facilities.
IIT Kanpur has been designated as the mentor IIT for looking after the incubation activities of the new IIT in Rajasthan. The academic session in IIT Rajasthan will commence from August 2008. To start with, a 4-year B.Tech. programme will be offered in three branches, viz., Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with a strength of 40 students in each branch. The curriculum, course structure and syllabus for the first year courses and the fee structure and other rules will be broadly same as in the mentor IIT i.e IIT Kanpur. The first year classes are proposed to be held at the IIT Kanpur campus and the students admitted will be relocated to the place in Rajasthan where the new IIT will be established.
This can be considered a step towords autonomy of Rajasthan to establish itself as IIT Rajasthan at its new campus situated in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Visit IIT Jodhpur, Rajasthan website at: http://www.iitj.ac.in/ 

Top 10 News paper in Rajasthan

Indian Readership Survey(IRS) Q4 2010 has been good for English dailies where 6 out of top 10 English newspapers in the country have registered growth while the loss for the rest 4 dailies have been marginal according to the average issue readership (AIR) data.
Top 10 News Papers in Rajasthan:
1. ‘Rajasthan Patrika’ continues to be No.1 in the Royal state with an AIR of 70.26 lakh but has lost 1.09 lakh readers in Q4 of IRS 2010. In Q3 of IRS 2010 Patrika had an AIR 71.35 lakh and added 3.30 lakh readers.
2. ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ has again performed well and has added 2.75 lakh new readers in the current IRS. The paper is gradually narrowing the gap with Rajasthan Patrika.
3. At no 3 is ‘Dainik Navjyoti’ with an AIR of 4.44 lakh. the paper has added 27,000 readers in the current quarter and has grown by 6.5 per cent.
4. Nation’s No.1 English daily ‘The Times of India’ is at no 4 position in Rajasthan Market with an AIR of 2.11 lakh.
5. At no 5 is ‘Daily News’ with an AIR of 1.89 lakh. The paper has added 14,000 readers in the current IRS.
6. No. 6 spot has been taken ‘Punjab Kesri’ with an AIR of 1.8 lakh. the hidi daily had an AIR of 1.55 lakh in the previous quarter and has added 25,000 readers in the current quarter.
7. ‘News Today’ is at no 7 position with an AIR of 1.49 lakh. the paper has gained 15,000 readers in the current quarter and has grown by 11.2 per cent.
8. At no 8 is ‘Rashtradoot’ with an AIR of 78,000. In the previous quarter also the daily had same readership while it had an AIR of 77,000 in Q2 of IRS 2010.
9. Nation’s no. 2 English daily ‘Hindustan Times’ is at no 9 spot in the Rajasthan Market with an AIR of 43,000. in previous quarter also HT had same readership figures.
10. Trailing at no 10 position is English daily ‘DNA’ with an AIR of 34,000.

Times Internet wins IPL media rights

India's largest media and entertainment conglomerate, the unlisted Bennett, Coleman & Co. (BCCL), has won internet, mobile, radio and some television rights for the Indian Premier League cricket tournaments for the next four years. Its digital media arm, Times Internet Ltd, will pay 2.616 billion rupees (about $58 million) for the 2011-14 rights, starting with the IPL-4 season that opens in Chennai on April 8. The IPL announced on Sunday that a consortium led by Times Internet - part of the Times of India group, which is ultimately controlled by BCCL and its billionaire owners, Indu Jain and family - was the successful bidder. Another Indian media group, Harish Thawani’s Nimbus Communication, is part of the consortium.
The rights cover internet and mobile worldwide - with a five-minute delay on the Indian sub-continent - and global radio except for the Middle East. The TV rights exclude Australia, South Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Indian sub-continent. Nimbus will handle distribution and broadcast of the various TV rights. Sony Group’s MultiScreen Media (MSM), which owns the SET Max network in India, continues to hold the Indian television rights under a deal it struck with the IPL in January 2008 and renegotiated in 2010. That deal, which started at $US1.026 billion and initially involved the sports marketing agency World Sports Group, is now worth about $US1.6 billion over a 10-year period.

VSNL Disinvestment - Is it new Telecom Scam ?

Nine years after Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s NDA government sold a 25% stake in long distance telecom carrier VSNL to the Tatas, communications minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said the “disinvestment does not seem to be fair and transparent” and ordered a probe into the delay in demerging surplus land of 773 acres. Arun Shourie was disinvestment minister at the time.
Sibal’s move came even as sources close to the Tata group said the proposed demerger of surplus land was stuck due to the Centre dragging its feet on the three options to separate the company's real estate assets spread across New Delhi, Pune, Chennai and Kolkata. The board of Tata Communications had sent a proposal in this regard to the DoT in 2005, but is said to be still waiting to hear from the government, which now holds 26% in the company.
Tata Communications said in a statement: “Tata Communications welcomes any government process that hopefully will expedite the demerger of surplus land, which we have repeatedly requested in the best interests of the company and its shareholders. We categorically deny that Tata Communications or the Tata group has benefited or seeks to derive benefit from the surplus land.” Sibal ordered that a committee under the additional secretary in the telecom department examine the issue and submit its report by the end of the month. In a note to the telecom secretary, the minister said, “The strategic partner has enjoyed the precious government land without paying a single rupee for it,” Sibal said in his note.

DGP car stoned in Sikar, Rajasthan

Wind screens of the official car of Rajasthan Director General of Police Harish Meena were smashed as a group of youth pelted stones on it in Khinkha village of Sikar district today. The DGP was on a visit to the village to meet the family of police officer Phool Mohammad, who was burnt alive by a mob in Surwal village near Sawai Madhopur last week, to console his family members. The youth -- agitated over killing of the officer -- resorted to stone pelting while Mr Meena was returning after meeting the family. Besides, wind screens of some other vehicles were also damaged.

Moderate Earthquake in Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar and other parts of the valley were jolted by a 5.7-magnitude earthquake on Monday afternoon, an official said. Sonam Lotus, the director of the local weather office, said: 'An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit Srinagar and other parts of the valley at 3.19 p.m. 'The quake was of moderate intensity with its epicentre in the Hindukush region at latitude 36.5 degrees north and longitude 17.9 degrees east,' she said. The tremors were felt by residents of Srinagar, but no loss of life or property has been reported so far.
Mild tremors were felt in parts of Rajasthan including the state capital of Jaipur this afternoon. The tremors were felt around 1515 Hrs today but no loss to life or property was reported from anywhere, Police and Mateorology Centre said here ''Moderate earthquake of 5.7 magnitude--with epicentre 36.5 N,70.9 E Hindukush region--shaken parts of Afghanisatan and adjoining areas at 1518 Hrs this afternoon,'' the Mat office sources said adding that only mild impact of that quake was felt here in Jaipur.

India beat West Indies by 80 Runs

India beat West Indies by 80 Runs today at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai in World Cup 2011. Both the teams are in Quarter finals now. India now have to face Former World cup Champion Australia in Quarter final. Yuvraj, who has been in good form throughout the tournament, registered his first World Cup century to almost single-handedly put India in a comfortable position. It was the left-hander's 13th ODI century, his third against West Indies. His 123-ball 113 was inclusive of 10 hits to the fence and two massive hit over it and took his aggregate in the tournament to 284 from six matches. Meanwhile, Ravi Rampaul was the most successful bowler for the Caribbeans, finishing with impressive figures of five for 51. It was the 26-year-old's first five-wicket haul in ODIs. Playing second west indies got all out on 188 in over 43.
Score Summary:
India 268 (49.1 ov)
G Gambhir 22
V Kohli 59
Yuvraj Singh 113
West Indies 188 (43.0 ov)
DS Smith 81
RR Sarwan 39

Saina Nehwal enter Swiss Open final

India's badminton star Saina Nehwal defeated Bae Youn-Joo of South Korea 21-19, 13-21, 21-14 to storm into the final of the Swiss Open Grand Prix on Saturday. Second-seeded Saina beat the Korean, seeded fourth, in 58 minutes. The first game was close with the Korean gaining early ascendancy, leading 10-4, but Saina fought back and levelled at 15-15. It was neck-and-neck battle from there on and the score read 19-19, but Saina held her nerves and pocketed took two points to take the game.
Bae came back strongly in the second game and opened up a 11-3 lead. Saina recovered, but the Korean maintained the lead and drew level. In the decider, Saina showed her class, gaining a 11-4 lead and never looked back. The Korean narrowed down the gap at 15-13, but Saina stepped up and raced ahead to win the match. The Indian will next face the winner of the second semifinal beyween Ji Hyun Sung of Korea and Juliane Schenk of Germany. In the quarterfinal, Saina beat sixth seeded Petya Nedelcheva 22-20, 21-17. She had been in good form in the tournament and took sweet revenge for her All England loss by beating Japanese Eriko Hirose earlier.

Top 10 English News Papers in India

Indian Readership Survey(IRS) Q4 2010 has been good for English dailies where 6 out of top 10 English newspapers in the country have registered growth while the loss for the rest 4 dailies have been marginal according to the average issue readership (AIR) data.
Top 10 English News Papers in India
1. ‘The Times of India’ continues to be the largest read English daily of the country while maintaining its growth. The results released for the IRS Q4 2010 show that TOI has gained 1,70,000 readers to take its AIR at 74.24 lakh as compared to 72.54 lakh in IRS Q3 2010. The No.1 English daily had added 1.66 lakh readers in the third quarter and 53,000 in Q2 2010. Thus The Times of India has added 3.89 lakh readers over the year.2. The No.2 English daily ‘Hindustan Times’ has also maintained the growth momentum by adding 75,000 readers in the last quarter of IRS 2010. It has registered the AIR of 35.92 lakh in IRS Q4 2010 as compared to 35.17 lakh in IRS Q3 2010. HT had added 64,000 readers in the third quarter of IRS 2010 while it had lost 14,000 readers in Q2 2010. Overall, the second largest read English daily has added 1.25 lakh readers over 34.67 readers in IRS Q1 2010.
3. The No.3 English daily of the country ‘The Hindu’ has seen a slight growth in its readership this quarter. Its current AIR stands at 21.15 lakh as compared to 21.05 lakh in the previous quarter. The Hindu had an AIR of 21.85 lakh in Q2 while it had recorded an AIR of 21.59 lakh in Q1 2010. The newspaper has lost 54,000 readers in 2010.
4. ‘The Telegraph’ stands firm at No. 4 position by adding 41,000 readers in its AIR in IRS Q4 2010. Its AIR now stands at 12.38 lakh as compared to 11.97 lakh in the previous quarter. The daily had lost 14,000 readers in Q3 and added 7,000 readers in Q2 of IRS 2010. The Telegraph had recorded 12.11 lakh in Q2 and 12.04 lakh in IRS Q1 2010. The newspaper has added 34,000 readers over the year.
5. At No.5 is ‘Deccan Chronicle’ which has registered a marginal decline of mere 5,000 readers in the fourth quarter of IRS 2010. Its current AIR stands at 10.73 lakh in IRS Q4 2010 as compared to 10.78 lakh in last survey results. The daily had lost 74,000 readers in Q3 but added 28,000 readers in Q2 of IRS 2010. It had an AIR of 11.52 lakh in Q2 and 11.24 lakh in Q1 2010. Thus, Deccan Chronicle has lost 51,000 readers over the year 2010.
6. ‘The Economic Times’ has retained its 6th spot acquired in the previous survey from DNA. The daily maintained the status quo in its readership also and recorded and AIR of 7.97 lakh in IRS Q4 2010 as compared to 7.98 lakh IRS Q3 2010.
7. The No.7 English daily DNA seen a marginal decline in Q4 2010 while it is yet to recover its loss in Q3. In IRS Q2 2010, the daily had added 1.19 lakh readers to become the No.6 English daily of the country. Now its current AIR stands at 7.5 lakh as compared to 7. 86 lakh in IRS Q3 2010.
8. ‘Mumbai Mirror’ too has lost some readers in this quarter to remain at No.8 position. By losing 45,000 readers, its current AIR now stands at 7.11 lakh as compared to 7.56 lakh in last quarter. The daily had lost 30,000 readers in third quarter also.
9. ‘The Tribune’ has strengthen its position at No.9 with a growth of 27,000 readers in this quarter. Its current AIR stands at 6.21 lakh as compared to 5.94 lakh in IRS Q3 2010.
10. ‘The New Indian Express’ consolidates at 10th spot by adding 23,000 readers in the current survey. It has registered 5.29 lakh of AIR in IRS Q4 2010 as compared to 5.06 lakh in last quarter. The Chennai based newspaper had lost 12,000 readers in the third quarter of IRS 2010.

Top 10 Hindi News Papers in India

Indian Readership Survey(IRS) Q4 2010 are out and except of Rajasthan Patrika, all the leading Hindi dailies in the country have registered considerable growth in IRS Q4 2010. The fourth edition of IRS quarterly data also indicates a growth in overall readership of vernacular publications. Top 10 Hindi News Papers in India:
1. The No. 1 Hindi daily ‘Dainik Jagran’ has recorded growth by adding 1,16,000 readers in its AIR this quarter. The newspaper had added 25,000 readers in the third quarter of IRS 2010. The daily had lost 4 lakh readers in IRS Q2 2010. Its average issue readership now stands at 1,60,66,000 in the current survey which was 1,59,50,000 in IRS Q3 2010, 1,59,25,000 in Q2 2010 and 1.63 crore in Q1 2010. Thus, Dainik Jagran has lost nearly 2.47 lakh readers over the year.2. At second spot, ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ has again registered a considerable growth and added 5,04,000 readers to its AIR in this quarter. It has registered the AIR of 1,39,92,000 in IRS Q4 2010 as compared to 1,34,88,000 in the previous quarter. Dainik Bhasker Group’s flagship publication had gained 1.85 lakh readers in Q3 while it maintained the status quo in second quarter and added 4.5 lakh reader in first quarter of IRS 2010. Thus, Dainik Bhaskar has grown by 5% over the first quarter survey and added 6.63 lakh readers as compared to the Q1 2010.
3. Hindi daily ‘Hindustan’ has also maintained its high growth rates. The No.3 Hindi daily of the country has added 6.13 lakh readers in the current quarter. Further strengthening its position at No.3, its AIR now stands at 1,14,52,000 which was 1,08,39,000 in the previous quarter. The Hindi daily from Hindustan Media Ventures had added 6.96 lakh readers in IRS Q3 2010, 2 lakh in Q2 2010 and 5.78 lakh readers in IRS Q1 2010. Thus, riding on the expansion plans, the newspaper has added 15.38 lakh readers during this year.
4. The growth chart is continuing for the fourth largest Hindi daily of the country ‘Amar Ujala’ also where the newspaper has added 57,000 readers in the fourth quarter of IRS 2010. The AIR of Amar Ujala stands at 86,40,000 in IRS Q4 2010 as compared to 85,83,000 in IRS Q3 2010. The daily had added 1.66 lakh readers in Q3 but lost 74,000 in IRS Q2 2010. Thus, Amar Ujala now has 1.49 lakh more readers in the fourth quarter as compared to IRS Q1 2010.
5. At No.5 position, Hindi daily ‘Rajasthan Patrika’ has registered a marginal decline of 51,000 readers in its AIR in the Q4 of IRS 2010. Its current AIR stands at 71,66,000 as compared to 72,17,000 in IRS Q3, 2010. The newspaper had added 3.17 lakh readers in the third quarter of 2010 and 2.15 lakh readers in IRS Q2 2010. The newspaper has over all grown by 7.2% over the first quarter and added 4.81 lakh readers during this year.
6. ‘Punjab Kesri’ is holding the No. 6 position firmly by recovering its losses in previous quarter and added 60,000 readers in IRS Q4 2010. Its AIR now stands at 35.59 lakh as compared to 34.99 lakh in IRS Q3 2010. The newspaper had lost 62,000 readers in IRS Q3 2010. Punjab Kesri had added 35,000 readers in IRS Q2 2010 and 1 lakh readers in the first quarter.
7. At No.7, ‘Navbharat Times’ has also registered a marginal growth in its AIR in IRS Q4 2010. By adding 47,000 readers in this quarter, its AIR now stands at 25,79,000 as compared to 25,32,000 in IRS Q3 2010.
8. According to the average issue readership in fourth quarter of IRS 2010, Jharkhand’s leading Hindi daily ‘Prabhat Khabar’ has jumped up to 8th position with a little margine over Nai Dunia. The newspaper has added 2,14,000 readers in this quarter to take its AIR to 16,79,000 as compared to 14,65,000 in the previous quarter. The daily had acquired the 9th spot in last quarter.
9. ‘Nai Dunia’ has continued with its growth story and added 1,17,000 readers in IRS Q4 2010. Nai Dunia has registered AIR of 16.71 lakh in this survey as compared to 15.54 lakh in previous quarter.
10. At No.10 is “Nava Bharat” with an AIR of 15,92,000 in IRS Q4 2010 as compared to 17,88,000 in the previous quarter.