CK Mathew appointed Rajasthan's New Chief Secretary

Rajasthan Government named Senior IAS officer and additional chief secretary (finance) CK Mathew as new chief secretary of Rajasthan. He will replace Salauddin Ahmed, who is retiring on February 29. A 1977-batch IAS officer, Mathew has held several important positions in the past. He is said to be among chief minister Ashok Gehlot's favourite officers due to his efficient but low-key style of working. Mathew was the secretary to Ashok Gehlot during his first stint as chief minister in state. During the previous Gehlot government, Mathew was closely associated with the CM as a secretary in his office. He started his administrative career in 1979 as sub divisional officer (SDO) in Udaipur. Thereafter he became the Collector of Barmer and Bhilwara.
About CK Mathew: Mr. Mathew, born in July 1954 hails from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. He is a postgraduate in English Literature, is an author of books and a compulsive blogger. “I am a Leo, but more tabby than lion. The home and hearth is where I am most comfortable. I love to read; dabble in writing. I feel good with music playing on the stereo most of the day,” his self-introduction in his blog ‘Mathewscape' says. Hailing from a family of civil servants — his father Kochu Koshy, who is 90 now, retired as chairman of the then Kerala Electricity Board and his brother is in the Civil Service — Mr. Mathew's dabbling in writing and blogging appears to be an escape from the ennui, if not cynicism, of being a bureaucrat for long.

Indian Idol 6 Audition dates, Schedule, Venues, Registration Online, SMS, IVRS

Music reality show Indian Idol is back with sixth season on Sony TV. The show, which was dropped last year for the launch of 'X Factor India' will be making a comeback later this year. This time Little change Register online participants   they can upload Own  performance videos and grab a chance to perform in front of the judges. Participate In this reality show and prove your talent In  Indian Idil ‘s  6 which be telecast on India’s biggest television Sony TV.  Mini Mathur and Hussain who have previously hosted the show will once again be back as the faces of the show. As regards the judges, Anu Malik is expected to be a part of the show again.
Indian Idol 6 Schedule, Audition dates and Venue:
City: Kolkata
Audition on  March 23-24, 2012
Online registration Will be on : February 16 – March 19, 2012
City: Delhi
Audition on  March 30 – 31, 2012
Online registration Will be on: February 16- March 26, 2012
City: Lucknow
Audition on  April 5, 2012
Online registration Will be on : February 16 – April 1, 2012
City: Ahmedabad
Audition on April 9, 2012
Online registration Will be on: February 16 – April 5
City: Mumbai
Audition on  May 18-19, 2012
Online registration Will be on : February 16- May 14, 2012
Mini Auditions - City :
City Amritsar: on March 11,2012
City Jaipur on  March 18,2012
City Rajkot on April 15, 2012
City Aurangabad on - April 22, 2012
How to register online for Indian Idol 6:
Step 1. Participants need to log on to to register.
Step 2: On the landing page participants will need to input details including
Name, Age, Gender, Contact number, Email ID, Preferred city for auditions from amongst the options provided).
Step 3: Agree to Terms and Conditions of participation. Detailed Terms and Conditions for participation are available at
Step 4: Provide answer in space provided to the following question: 'Why do you think you could be the next Indian Idol?'
Indian idol 6 audition registration through SMS:You can also register yourself for Indian idol 6 audition through SMS as follows:
IDOL(space)age(space)gender(space)city name to 52525.
For example: "IDOL 16 F DEL"
The city codes for shortlisted audition locations are as below:
Mumbai- MUM, Lucknow- LUC, Delhi- DEL, Ahmedabad- AHM, Kolkata- KOL
Every SMS sent to the participation numbers will be charged Upto Rs.3/- per SMS - 52525(All Subscribers).
Indian idol 6 audition registration through IVR- Please Dial dial 5052525 to register BSNL landline subscribers from Punjab & Rajasthan need to dial 1255525 to register.
All calls made to the participation numbers will be charged Upto Rs.6.99 / minute

Oscar Awards 2012 Winners List

Oscar Awards 2012 Winners List:
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, "Hugo"
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schavo, "Hugo"
Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, "The Artist"
Best Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, "The Iron Lady"
Best Foreign Language Film: "A Separation"
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Best Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Best Sound Editing: Phillip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, "Hugo"
Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley, "Hugo"
Best Documentary: "Undefeated"
Best Animated Feature: "Rango"
Best Visual Effects: "Hugo"
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, "The Artist"
Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie, "Man or Muppet"
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, "The Descendants"
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
Best Live Action Short: "The Shore"
Best Documentary Short: "Saving Face"
Best Animated Short: "The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Best Picture: "The Artist"

Rajasthan 3rd Grade Teachers Recruitment 2012 Notification, Apply Online

Rajasthan 3rd Grade Teachers Recruitment 2012: Panchayati Raj Department, Rajasthan is going to conduct recruitment for more than 41000 3rd/Third Grader Teachers Jobs in Rajasthan via Zila Parishad / District wise in state. Rajasthan Panchayati Raj issues Notification for 41000 teachers post which contains 20% Marks for RTET Exams while remaining for Written examination held later on district Headquarter. The Rajasthan Teachers Exam Notification/ Advertisement by district zila parishad or Panchyat Raj to contains Exam Notification, Exam dates, Age, Education qualification, Paper Pattern, Last date, How to apply Online and other details has been issued by this week on Panchayati Raj Department website. Panchayati Raj Department of Rajasthan has issued Notification for IIIrd Grade Teachers Recruitment via Zila Parishad in District headquarters across state.
Job Post: IIIrd Grade Teacher
Total Post:
Rajasthan Teacher recruitment 2012 District wise Jobs Post:
Ajmer district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =1491 [ Level-1= 187, Level-2 = 1304]
Alwar district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 1866 [Level-1 Post=470 , Level-2 Post=1396 ]
Banswara district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 560 [Level-1 Post= 459 , Level-2 Post=101 ]
Baran district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 1232 [Level-1 Post=288 , Level-2 Post= 944]
Barmer district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =2832 [Level-1 Post=640 , Level-2 Post=2192 ]
Bharatpur district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 1140 [Level-1=103, Level-2=1037]
Bhilwara district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =1999 [Level-1 Post=226 , Level-2 Post=1773 ]
Bikaner district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 881 [Level-1 Post=539 , Level-2 Post=342 ]
Bundi district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 826 [Level-1 Post=177 , Level-2 Post= 649]
Chittorgarh district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =1972 [Level-1 Post=366 , Level-2 Post=1606 ]
Churu district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 1081 [Level-1 Post=142 , Level-2 Post=939 ]
Dausa district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 494 [Level-1 Post=95 , Level-2 Post=399 ]
Dholpur district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =626[Level-1 Post=135, Level-2 Post=491]
Dungarpur district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =235 [Level-1 Post=231 , Level-2 Post=4 ]
Hanumangarh district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =751 [Level-1 Post=99 , Level-2 Post=652 ]
Jaipur district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 568 [ Primary Education = 155, Upper Primary=413]
Jaisalmer district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 505[Level-1 Post=303, Level-2 Post=202]
Jalor district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =1478 [Level-1 Post=355 , Level-2 Post=1123]
Jhalawar district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =1465 [Level-1 Post= 224, Level-2 Post=1241]
Jhunjhunu district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 20 [Level-1 Post= 14, Level-2 Post=6]
Jodhpur district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =1677 [Level-1=1097, Level-2=580]
Karauli district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =472 [Level-1 Post=94 , Level-2 Post=378]
Kota district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =692 [Level-1 Post=117 , Level-2 Post=575]
Nagaur district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =3022 [Level-1 Post=741 , Level-2 Post=2281]
Pali district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =2614 [Level-1 Post=602 , Level-2 Post=2012]
Pratapgarh   district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =1174 [Level-1 Post=527 , Level-2 Post=647]
Rajsamand district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =2072 [Level-1 Post=379 , Level-2 Post=1693]
Sawai Madhopur district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 473 [ Primary = 147 , Upper Primary= 326]
Sikar district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 704[Level-1 Post=208, Level-2 Post=496]
Sirohi district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 720[Level-1 Post=264 , Level-2 Post=456]
Sri Ganganagar district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 1038[Level-1 Post=323 , Level-2 Post=715]
Tonk district Teachers  Notification, Total Post =586 [Level-1 Post=141 , Level-2 Post=445]
Udaipur district Teachers  Notification, Total Post = 2278 [Level-1=761, Level-2=1517]
Application Fee : Rs. 250/- (Rs. 150/- for OBC and Rs.50/- for SC/ST) plus Rs.40/- online portal charges.
Education Qualification:
LEVEL 1 ( Class 1 to 5 ):
Minimum 50% Marks in 12th or other qualification as per ruels, Please refer detail Notification to clarify. &  LEVEL 2 ( Class 5 to 8 ): Graduation with B.Ed or other qualification as per ruels, Please refer detailed Official Notification to clarify the exact qualification details.
Reservation: As per Govt. of Rajasthan.
Pay: Fixed pay of Rs. 8950 during probation, after two year will be placed in Pay Scale of Rs. 5200-20200 Grade Pay 2800
Age: 18-35, Relaxation as per rules
Paper Patter: 3rd Grade teachers paper will be of 2 Hour duration with 200 Objective type questions for both Level-1 & Level-2 Exam 2012.
How to Apply : Apply Online at RPSC website on or before 2nd April 2012. For online application candidate requires SCAN Photo, Right tumb impression & Signature with Size less than 100 KB, Dimension less than 500 and Picture Format is JPEG or any standard format (Better select JPEG Format)
Important date:
Online application start date: 2nd March 2012
Last date of Application: 10th April 2012 (EXTENDED)
Examination dates: 13th May 2012. Examination for Level-1( I to V) & Level-2(V to VIII) will be held on same day on different time at District/ Block headquarters on 13th May 2012.
Rajasthan III Grade Teachers Result 2012 Level I (Class 1 to 5)
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Rajasthan Budget 2012-2013 Highlights

Rajasthan Budget 2012-2013 Highlights Live: Rajasthan Budget 2012-13 is presented by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Hon. Ashok Gehlot in the Assembly of Rajasthan as from todays, 26th March 2012 the Budget session begins with speech from Hon. Governor of Rajasthan. He will present 3rd financial budget of Rajasthan in row. There are lots of expectations of Rajasthan people for Rajasthan Budget 2012-2013. Main needs and expectations of Rajasthan people are better roads connectivity, Jaipur Metro Train and New Airports in metro cities. There is also demand of solution of water problem by betterment of water pipeline. Rural areas in Rajasthan also demands cheap electricity for their farming in Rajasthan Budget 2012-13.
Rajasthan state is also famous for its heritage hotels and royal palaces. So, people in this business also hopes to get some benefit and relief from Rajasthan Budget 2012-13. Mr. Ashok Gehlot meet Rajasthan farmers to get their views and expectations from the 2012 Rajasthan Budget. He met representatives of farmers with his other ministers. He also told that farmers are on top priority for his government. Earlier Rajasthan CM asked views of farmers for Budget 2012-13 , so Farmers and Rural people may expect a good budget with subsidy in Fertilizers, seeds, loan and special emphasis on rural development across state. Rajasthan Budget 2012-2013 Highlights Live streaming will begins on Budget announcement day, 11 AM onwards on For Live updates Bookmarks or Follow us on Facebook.
Rajasthan Budget 2012-2013 Highlights
* Special emphasis on Power, Road and energy sector.
* Financial ads for Minority students of IIT/IIM and student preparing for such courses.
* 2600 KM Roads will be widen in 2 years in state.
* State completed 150 MW Solar energy plan.
* 450 Crore for Nagaur Lift canal.
* 20 Crore for Rajiv Gandhi Tribal University, Udaipur.
* More powers to Panchayati Raj, one computer to each panchayats in State.
* New Wind Energy Policy.
* Laptops for 10th and 12th students in prize for good performance.
* 10% increase in pay of Aanganwadi workers.
* 20000 New teachers recruitment in Rajasthan during year 2012-13.
* New post for asst. agriculture officers in coming year.
* Financial help for rural homes.
* 20 New ITI Colleges.
* Berojgari Bhatta for Graduates.
* Shekhawati University establishment soon in state.
* 10 Crore for new Journalishm University in Jaipur
* 10 Times increase of Prize Money for various sports.
*  1.5 Crore aid for IIT Jodhpur in Budget 2012-13.
* 1 Crore aids for each New Colleges in state.
* 750 New post in IT Fields.
* Chief Minister Urban BPL yojna announced.
* 3000 New health centers in next 2 years.
* 1000 Jobs in Health sector in 2012-13.
* LED Road lights on streets to save power.
* Bhilwara, Bundi and alwar to get water from Chambal river.
* 25% increase in wage of "Vidhyarthi Mitra"
* IIIT Kota to get 100 Acre land from govt.
* Coaching centers for RPSC Exams preprations.
* SC Girls hostel in Alwar, Bharatpur, kota and bara.
* Jaipur Metro Phase-I will completes in June 2013.
* Sardar Patel Police and security University in Jodhpur.
* Pension for handicapped people.
* Four new police stations in NCR Region.
* 30000 New Police Jobs in year 2012-13.
* Digital signature cards for patwaris.
* 800 new patwar mandal, New partwari recruitment as per requirements.
* 10 Crore for Building repairs.
* Petrol will be cheaper by Rs. 1.3, vAT on pertrol reduced to 26% from 28%.
* Two Wheeler will be cheaper, VAT on upto 125 CC reduced to 4% from 8%.
* VAT reduced on Sunglasses, tripal, tent, handicraft, carrybags, ATM, Solar equipment and automobiles body parts.
* Home prises to rise, Land DLC rates increased by 10%.
* VAT increased on tobacos.
* 24 New Tehsils, 33 Sub-tehsils annouced in Budget 2012: 24 New tehsils are Taled(Bundi), Riwanbadi(Alwar), Neemrana, Raini(Alwar), Malsisar, Surajgarh(Jhunjhunu), Dhond,Khandela (Sikar), Bawdi,Bap,Peepad shahar, Balesar(Jodhpur), Jaswantpura,Chitwana(Jalore), Rani(Pali), Badgaon(Udaipur), Choti sarwan, Aandpuri, sajjangarh(Banswara), Bhupalsagar(Chittorgarh), Bichiwara(Dungarpur), Nangalrajavtan(Dausa), Bhusawar(Bharatpur), Wajirpur(Sawaimadhopur).

Indian General Budget 2012-2013 Highlights Live

Indian General Budget 2012-2013 Highlights Live(16th March 2012): the government announced Tuesday that the Budget Session of Parliament will be convened on March 12, and the 2012-13 Union Budget presented on March 16. The Budget Session usually begins in the third week of February, but due to the ongoing state elections, the Cabinet Committee on Parliame-ntary Affairs headed by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee decided to convene the session on March 12 with the President’s address to a joint sitting. The Railway Budget will be presented on February 14 and the Economic Survey, outlining the government’s assessment of the economy, will be tabled on March 15. The Budget Session is usually divided into two parts, with the House going on a three-week recess after the Budget is presented, when the parliamentary standing committees deliberate on the proposals of different ministries. The second part of the session wil begin on April 24 and continue till May 22. Mr Pranab Mukherjee, reacting to the GDP growth estimate being lowered to 6.9 per cent for 2011-12, called it “disappointing”.
Indian General Budget 2012-2013 Highlights Live (Begins Live streaming on 16th March 2012, 11 AM onwords on

India's hockey team qualified for London Olympics

Indian hockey team qualified for London Olympics 2012 which is scheduled to be held later this year.India displayed an impressive hockey to beat France 8-1 in the final of the Olympics qualifier final and secured a place in the mega event in London. Sandeep Singh scored five goals in the packed Dhyan Chand stadium in New Delhi on Saturday. The failure to qualify for 2008 Beijing Olympics still fresh in mind, the Indian hockey team avoided a repeat of the debacle and gave the dying national sport a new lease of life. India, with a record eight Olympic men's titles, suffered a setback four years ago when they failed to make it to the Olympics for the first time in 80 years.
Ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh scored five goals to almost single-handedly put India in the 2012 London Olympics. Raghunath extended India's lead to 8-1 in the 56th minute with another goal through penalty corners. India had a field day during penalty corners as they converted six out of seven into goals - five by Sandeep Singh alone. Sandeep carried his good run to the summit clash as he scored his fifth and fourth goals in quick succession (49th and 51st). Sunil scored India's fifth goal in the 43rd minute after Sandeep completed his hat-trick in the 38th minute soon after the lemon-break. Sandeep scored hat-trick through penalty corners to lead the Indian attack. India opened their goal account with Birendra Lakra's first goal of the tournament in the 17th minute.

BSNL launches TPad tablets @ Rs. 3250

State owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd(BSNL) on Friday launched three tablets which could give Aakash tablet a stiff completion. BSNL has introduced these tablets in partnership with a Noida based company Pantel Technologies. T-Pad IS701R, priced at Rs. 3250, is the cheapest of the three.  It comes with Android 2.3, with 7 inch TFT resistive touch screen with 16:9, 800×600 screen resolution. Other specifications include IMAP210 1GHz CPU, DDR@ 256 MB RAM, and 2GB internal Flash memory that can be extended to 32 GB using an external card. This tablet supports Wi-Fi but no 3G. A rudimentary camera with 0.3MP camera is there, Li-on battery 3000mAh and one USB port. The two other tablets are priced at Rs 10,999 and Rs 13,500. Both have capacitive screen, which has better touch sensitivity. These two tablets are also made by Pantel. Pantel website shows that the company has started a prebooking for all three.
BSNL Tablets Specifications:
Penta T PAD IS 701R : 7-inch resistive display with 800X480p resolution, 1GHz processor, 256MB RAM, Wi-Fi, Android 2.3, 3G Dongle support, 0.3MP camera, HDMI port, 3000 mAh battery, 2GB Internal memory and an expandable memory of 32 GB. Price – INR 3250.
BSNL T Pad WS704C front view BSNL launches three Android tablets, plans to rival Aakash with INR 3250 model
Penta TPAD WS704C:  1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 7 inch capacitive display, Android 2.3, Wi-Fi, integrated SIM card, 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, Bluetooth, 4GB of internal storage, microSD card support, aGPS, HDMI port and 1080p HD playback support. Price – INR 10,999 BSNL T Pad WS802C white front view BSNL launches three Android tablets, plans to rival Aakash with INR 3250 model
Penta TPAD WS802C: 8 inch capacitive display, 1.2 GHz processor, 512MB RAM, Android 2.3, 4GB internal memory, microSD card support, 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, Bluetooth, aGPS, HDMI port and 1080p HD playback support. Price: INR 13,500
All the tablets carry one year of warranty and BSNL is offering 5GB 3G data usage for INR 750, and 7.5 GB 2G usage for INR 250 with these tablets. Contact your nearest BSNL outlet to know more about the availability of these tablets in your city. Pantel is also in talks with MTNL to provide these tablets in Delhi and Mumbai.

Bail pleas of Maderna, Malkhan rejected

The pleas of MLAs Mahipal Maderna and Malkhan Singh Bishnoi, arrested for their alleged role in the Bhanwari Devi murder case, seeking bail to attend the Rajasthan Assembly session was today rejected by a CBI court. The court, without commenting on merits of the case, observed that the duo are accused of conspiring to abduct and murder Bhanwari Devi and to cause disappearance of evidence after the murder. "Considering the seriousness of the accusations on the applicants, the court does not deem it justified to grant interim bail to them and hence their application is rejected," Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Jagdish Jyani said. The counsel for both the legislators said they would challenge the ACJM's order in a higher court. Maderna and Bishnoi had sought interim bails for 60 and 40 days respectively to attend the state assembly session, beginning February 27. Maderna also sought bail on the grounds of illness of his father Paras Ram, who, he said, is currently undergoing treatment at the ICU of Sawai Madho Singh Hospital in Jaipur.
The Rajasthan High Court, meanwhile, today issued notices to the CBI, the tehsildar and the district magistrate seeking their replies to the plea of Malkhan Singh' mother Amri Devi against attachment of her properties. Justice RS Chouhan, while admitting the plea of Devi, ordered the three parties to reply by March 6. In her petition, Devi had said that apart from the property under the sole possession of Indra, she did not have share in any other property of the family and the division of the property attached as her share in the ancestral property, has never been done in her name.

Sanjay Dixit suspended as RCA Secretary

Sanjay Dixit suspended as Secretary of Rajasthan Cricket Association(RCA) on Tuesday night after recent controversy.  RCS Deputy president Dr. Vimal soni make official announcement in jaipur during press confrence for suspension of RCA Secretory Sanjay dixit. New RCA Secretory election may be held in 2-3 month and date of election will be announced soon. He tenure as RCA Secretory was full of controversy whether its CP Joshi or IPL.
One biggest reason of suspension might be rift with RCA President CP Joshi and closeness with Former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi. One Social networking site twitter, Lalit Modi has announced to shake hands with Dixit. In return Dixit also expressed his warmth and acceptance to his friendship, and called it for the “Betterment of cricket”. Yesterday RCA held meeting in jaipur of district secretory of 31 districts and finally announced suspension as RCA Secretory.

Three Rajasthan cops booked for 'custody death'

Three policemen in Rajasthan’s Bikaner city were Tuesday booked for the death of a Dalit youth after he was detained and allegedly tortured at a police station last week, officials said. Four people, including two policemen, had sustained injuries Monday as villagers in Bikaner’s Chhattargarh town clashed with police while protesting the alleged torture of Dalit youth Kishan Meghwal in police station. “Keeping in view the villagers’ protest, a head constable and two constables who were on duty at the time when Kishan was brought to the police station have been booked under section 302 (murder)of the Indian Penal Code. Further investigation is on,” said a police officer.
 The official said four youths belonging to a Dalit community had been found creating nuisance at a public place in drunken condition Friday night. "A police patrolling team tried to catch them, but three of them escaped. Only one of them, Noralal Meghwal, was arrested but released Saturday morning," said the officer. However, the villagers said that police had also detained Noralal's brother Kishan Meghwal. Kishan was missing since Saturday morning. Villagers alleged that Kishan was kept under illegal custody at the police station Friday night and tortured. They also claimed that Kishan was dead.

Rajasthan CM seeks views of farmers for Budget 2012-13

Pre budget consultation between the Rajasthan Government and people from different walks of life continued even as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, his ministerial colleagues and officials held interaction with representatives of farmers here today to share their views and expectations with the state budget. Speaking at the meeting Mr Gehlot, who also holds the Finance portfolio, said that agriculture and farmers had always been on the top priority of his government. He said that efforts were being made to receive feedback on their expectations in the new state budget to be presented in the state assembly next month. Besides Mr Gehlot, Agriculture Minister Harjiram Burdak, Energy Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, Revenue Minister Hemaram Chaudhary, Rural Development Minister Mahendrajit Malviya, Minister of State for Agriculture Vinod Kumar, Minister of State for Technical Education Murari Lal Meena, Minister of State for Agricultureal Marketing Gurmeet Singh Kunnar, Minister of State for Command Area Development Brijendra Ola, State Planning Board Deputy Chairman Prof V.S. Vyas, Additional Chief Secretary Finance C.K. Mathew and Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development C. S. Rajan were present at the meeting. Similar meetings with representatives of trader and industries and some other spheres had already been held and the processs was still on. The Budget session of the state assembly begins here from February 27, however, the state budget was expected to be presented in the House next month after the union general budget

Rajasthan Headmaster Recruitment 2012

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), Ajmer invites applications for the recruitment of 2093 Jobs of Head Master(HM) in Secondary Schools across state. RPSC Ajmer invites applications for the recruitment of Head Master from eligible and interested candidates as per Notification No 12/Exam/Headmaster/2011-12 dated.
PLEASE NOTE:  RPSC has withdrawn previous Recruitment Notification. Those who have applied earlier need to require to apply, if someone want to withdraw the application can inform RPSC before 24th February 2012. For more clarification visit Official Notification issued on 17th February 2012 by RPSC which is mentioned below in advertisement.
Job Post: Head Master(HM)
Total Post:
2093 Post [General = 735 Post, SC=234 Post, ST=176, OBC=308, SBC=14, PH=62]
Pay Scale: Rs. 9300-34800/- with Grade Pay Rs. 4800/- in Pay Band – 2.
Qualification: Bachelor Degree from any recognized Institution or University.
Experience: Minimum five years teaching experience in any recognized High School or Junior Higher Secondary.
Exam Pattern & Syllabus: Scheme of examination and syllabus for the post of Headmaster Secondary School:
(1) The examination shall carry 600 marks. 
(2) There will be two papers. Both the Papers shall be of 300 marks each. Duration of both the Papers shall be Three hours each. 
(3) All the question in both the Papers shall be Multiple Choice Type questions. 
(4) Negative marking shall be applicable in the evaluation of answers. For every wrong answer one-third of the marks prescribed for that particular question shall be deducted. Explanation:- Wrong answer shall mean an incorrect answer or multiple answers. 
Application Fee : Rs. 250/- (Rs. 150/- for OBC and Rs.50/- for SC/ST) plus Rs.40/- online portal charges.
How to Apply : Apply Online at RPSC website on or before 10th March 2012 12.00 midnight.
Last date: 10th March 2012
For RPSC Headmaster Exam Notification visit:

Women demand mobile phones, not toilets: Jairam Ramesh

"Women demand mobile phones, they are not demanding toilets," lamented Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday in remarks that could create a controversy. "Sanitation is the much more difficult issue. Now we are talking of behavioural changes and women demand mobile phones. They are not demanding toilets. That is the mindset we have," Ramesh said after launching the Asia-Pacific Millennium Development Goals prepared by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Minister's remarks, however, left many uncomfortable in the gathering with the the host reminding the minister about a tribal woman from Madhya Pradesh who was recently honoured after her insistence on toilet facilities at her marital home compelled the villagers to take up the issue in their area.
Underlining that sanitation was a difficult issue in the country, Ramesh said that India is a land of paradox as the country accounts for almost 60% of those relieving themselves in the open across the globe at a time when it has 700 million mobile phones. "60% of open defecation in a country which has 700 million mobile phones. ....We build toilets but the toilets are not used," the Minister said. Ramesh, who also holds the additional charge of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, promised changes in the scenario soon. "Both funding and management in water supply and sanitation is something very much on the cards. In next couple of months we will see more and more evidence of changes in these areas," he said. This comment might creates controversy on politicians ground but its HARD TRUTH and Rajasthan is not exception, hope people will prefer proper toilets first then "GALE ki Ghanti MOBILE", Comments are Welcome from readers.

Morning tea claim five life in Baran, Rajasthan

Five member of a tribal family died after taking Morning tea in Baran district of Rajasthan on Thursday. Five of them died and the other five are still unconscious, police said. Police suspect the tea was spurious, leading to the deaths. However, it is yet to be ascertained what made it poisonous. According to police, the incident took place in Koyala village in Baran district, some 300 km from Jaipur. The dead included a five-year-old girl, a police officer said. The five who survived are in serious condition..The SP said a forensic examination of the spot was conducted. "Samples of the tea and the utensils have been seized. There is no apparent reason what led to the deaths. However, it might be possible that the family members mistakenly used pesticide while preparing tea as both look identical. It is also possible that the pot in which tea was prepared was earlier used to store pesticide," she added. The officer said police are also looking into the possibility of the tea being spurious or adulterated. Meanwhile postmortam report says reason of death is Poison, but exact kind is poison will be known after FSL test. Sample has been sent for forensic check and police is investigating the case.

PTET 2012 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Apply Online

Rajasthan Pre Teachers Entrance Test(PTET) Examination 2012 for admission to B.Ed. Course, Session 2012-13: For admission to B.Ed. Course in various Teacher Training Institutions in the State of Rajasthan, a competitive test for selection of candidates viz., Pre-Teacher Education Test (PTET) will be conducted by Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur in accordance with the following rules as approved by the Government of Rajasthan on 22nd April 2012.  On-Line Application Forms for the same are being invited by Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. Candidates securing at least 50% marks in aggregate in the Bachelor's degree / Master's degree examination of Jai Narain Vyas University or any other University recognised as equivalent to and fulfilling the other requirements for admission to B.Ed. Course prescribed hereinafter will be eligible to apply for admission to B.Ed. Course through PTET. However Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Special Backward Classes as well as physically challenged and Widow or Divorcee woman candidates of Rajasthan having atleast 45% marks in aggregate in the Bachelor's/Master’s degree level examination will be eligible to apply for admission. No relaxation in the minimum percentage (not even 1 marks) as required above will be given to any candidate. Candidates who have passed Graduation through Correspondence Course from any University by taking only one University Examination or have not studied through 10+2+3 scheme or 10+1+3 (old scheme) are not eligible to appear in PTET. Those who are appearing in the qualifying examination i.e. B.A./B.Com./B.Sc./Shastri Final year and/or M.A./M.Com./M.Sc./Acharya Final year may also apply and appear in PTET-2012 subject to condition that they shall have their result upto 1st July, 2012 in the shape of Marksheet of the qualifying examination with eligibility percertage.
Reservation: As per Govt. of Rajasthan rules
PTET 2012 Result:
The Result will be made available on the website. For information of the candidates a notification regarding declaration of the result will be published in the leading newspapers of Rajasthan. Marksheets of the candidates will not be sent by post. The same will be made available on website of the PTET or other site as informed through News papers and can be downloaded.
PTET 2012 Online Counseling: 
Allotment of Teacher Education Institution will be made through ON-LINE counselling. The counselling programme will be published in leading newspapers of Rajasthan and will also be made available on PTET website www.p t e t 2 0 1 2 . n e t , www. p t e t 2 0 1 2 . i n f o alongwith the instructions regarding their participation in ONLINE Counselling. Candidates are bound to follow the same. Candidates are advised to keep constant watch on the leading newspapers of Rajasthan and website of the PTET on/after the declaration of their result. The candidates who do not perform ON-LINE counselling or refuse to accept the allotted college through ON-LINE counselling, will loose their PTET merit position and their chance for admission to B.Ed. course will not be reconsidered. After allotment of a college any request for transfer or change of college (individual or mutual) shall not be entertained in any case. The admission fee deposited by a candidate will not be returned in any condition if he/she reported on-line through the college allotted to him/her.
PTET 2012 Syllabus:
In the very nature of competitive Examination, no syllabus has been prescribed. It is an exercise to pick-up the best. However, the following pages contain a broad outline.The PTET Examination will consist of one question paper containing following four Sections:
• Mental Ability
• Teaching Attitude & Aptitude Test
• General Awareness, and
• Language Proficiency (Hindi or English)
Section A:
Mental ability Section shall consist of 50 objective type multiple choice questions to test the following abilities: (i) Reasoning, (ii) Imagination, (iii) Judgement & Decision Making, (iv) Creative Thinking, (v) Generalization, (vi) Drawing Inferences, etc.
Section B :
Teaching Attitude and Aptitude test Section shall consist of 50 questions mainly on the following areas: (i) Social Maturity, (ii) Leadership, (iii) Professional Commitment, (iv) Interpersonal Relations, (v) Communication, (vi) Awareness etc. This will be test of attitudes and awareness in which answers to question will be scored on a scale of 3, 2, 1 and 0.
Section C:
General awareness Section shall consist of 50 Objective type multiple choice questions mainly regarding the following areas: (i) Current affair (National & International), (ii) Indian History & Culture, (iii) India and its natural resources, (iv) Great Indian personalities (Past and Present), (v) Environmental awareness, (vi) Knowledge about Rajasthan etc.
Section D:
Language Proficiency (English or Hindi) Section shall consists of 50 Objective type multiple choice questions regarding proficiency in Hindi or English Language mainly related to the following aspects: (i) Vocabulary, (ii) Functional Grammar, (iii) Sentence structures, (iv) Comprehension etc.
How to apply:
Apply Online throught website link or Contact nearest CSC center in your city
For PTET 2012 Official Notification visit:
Guidelines for Online Apply: 
Online Application Form:
Reprint Application Form:
Important Dates:
Last date for Online Apply: 1st March 2012 (3 PM)
Last date to deposit Form PTET center: 2nd March 2012 (5 PM)
PTET 2012 Exam Date: 20 April 2012
Helpline No: 0291-2635597, 2635598

Gold Sukh directors arrested in Vietnam

Gold Sukh directors has been arrested in Vietnam by Vietnam police as per report. Five directors Manvendra Singh, Mahindra Nirwan and his wife Neetu Nirwan, Pramod alias Bablu and his wife Asha Sharma are the main accused more than 300 Crore fraud case. "We have received an email from Vietnam police confirming that they have detained the fugitives wanted in the Gold Sukh fraud case. A special team of police officials will leave for Vietnam in a couple of days once the paperwork for visa is completed," Karan Sharma, additional DCP south said. Officials said they have been hiding in Vietnam for sometime now. "The details on their whereabouts will be available once the local police reach Vietnam," an official said. Earlier, two directors Narendra Singh and his wife Saroj Kanwar, were arrested by the Vidhayakpuri police at Delhi airport. During questioning, Singh reportedly confessed that the fellow directors were also hiding in Bangkok, but he denied having any contact with them. So finally most of Director in police reach so we expect so people may expect some money back from arrested directors and their family so we must learn on lesson that there is no shortcut to make money, also spend your hard earn money wisely.

Rajasthan University Exam Time Table 2012

University of Rajasthan (RU), Jaipur announced the time table for various Under Graduate (UG) programmees (Science, Commerce, Arts) held by University for academic year 2011-12. Rajasthan Univeristy Examination will starts from 3rd March 2011 for B.A, B.Sc. B.Com Part-I, Part-II and Part-III students while end on 6th June with last paper for Part-III students. The Examination time table for 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year students are available on univeristy website with subjects, date and time.
Rajasthan University exam 2012 will be held in Three schedule, Part-I Students will go for examination from 7 AM to 10 AM in morning shift, Part-III students will go in afternoon shift from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM while Part-II students will go for examination in evening shift from 3:00PM to 6:00 PM. Rajasthan university President Prabha Choudhary wishes good luck on social networking sites for University examination to all students across state. You can download RU Timetables for year 2012 at below website link wishes good luck to all UG students for upcoming RU exams.

World Sufi Spirit Festival 2012 from 16 Feb in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is all set to host fourth edition of the World Sufi Spirit Festival (WSSF) 2012 at Nagaur and Jodhpur. Transcending the musical boundaries, the Royal family of Jodhpur will play host to some of the leading exponents of Sufi from across the borders, with the serene Mehrangarh Fort as the backdrop for the very first time. Helmed by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, the WSSF will enthrall music lovers with its enchanting brand of Sufi performances. Patronised by internationally renowned artist Sting, the WSSF will also have leading Indian artist Kailash Kher performing at the festival. The festival will kick start on February 16 at Nagaur, culminating at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur on the February 21, 2012. Organised by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, the festival will see Sufi artists from Egypt, Iran, Zanzibar, Pakistan, Tajikistan and China come together to perform in Jodhpur along with the traditional Rajasthani folk musicians displaying the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan.
“The World Sufi Spirit Festival is an humble step towards preserving and encouraging the sacred art of Sufism. Our endeavour is to create a huge platform for national and international Sufi exponents to come together and create an extraordinary enriching experience for one and all," Maharaja Gaj Singh II said in a statement. "We look forward to showcasing the talent of our versatile folk performers at the beautiful and legendary Mehrangarh Fort,” he added. The festival will feature Indian and international performers such as Kailash Kher, the Nayiks, Sonam Kalra, Kalakar children, Mehardeen Khan, Sher Khan, the Rajasthan Langa troupe, Darbar Morchang Party and the Teratali dancers and singers. Among the international performers are Wang Li (China), Fareed Ayyaz and Party (Pakistan), Tanourah Sufi Dance (Egypt), Vahdat sisters (Iran), Mtendeni Maulid Ensemble (Zanzibar), The Musicians of The Nile and Deba ritual from Mayotte, Africa.
For Schedule and more details visit

CBI questions Congress MP Jakhar in Bhanwari devi case

Congress MP Badri Jakhar Thursday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for questioning in the case of missing Rajasthan nurse Bhanwari Devi, official sources said. Jakhar, the MP from Pali, is a prominent Jat community leader in the state. Bhanwari Devi, shown in a compromising position with then minister Mahipal Maderna in a CD, had gone missing Sep 1 last year. It is alleged that three men Shahabuddin, Sohan Lal and Baldev Jat alias Balia kidnapped Bhanwari Devi from Bilara in Jodhpur rural Sep 1, killed her and then handed her body to a gang of criminals headed by Bishnaram Bishnoi, who burnt it to ashes and dumped her remains in a canal.
According to sources close to the CBI, Maderna and legislator Malkhan Singh were hand-in-glove in the entire conspiracy to kidnap and kill the nurse as she was blackmailing both of them. The two politicians allegedly roped in Sahiram Bishnoi, who hired Sohan Lal, Balia and Shahabuddin for the task of kidnapping the nurse. Bhanwari Devi's husband Amarchand was also arrested on suspicion of his involvement in his wife's disappearance

Rajasthan Board 10th, 12th Roll number 2012 Check

Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education(RBSE), Ajmer issued exam Roll Number for Class 10th, 12th Arts, Science, Commerce Board Examination 2012. Student can now check online Roll No. at Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan(BOSER), Ajmer website for Examination such as Selection Exam such as Pravashika, Secondary, Sr. Secondary or V. Upadhiyay for year 2012.
Check Roll No by Name: To check you Roll No by Name at you have to Follow just Simple steps enter Examination Name for which you are appearing, Student's Name, Father's Name you will  get Roll No. for the Examination along with details such as School Name, Subjects and Whether Private or Regular for examination.
Check Roll No by School: If you know School Code at then you can also check roll No. by entering Examination Name and School code alloted by RBSE Ajmer, you will get Student's Name, Father's Name, Roll No., School Name, Subjects and Whether Private or Regular for examination.  This is overall good initiative by RBSE Ajmer to facilate stundents and teachers by making available all informations online. 
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RPSC RAS Exam 2012 Notification, Dates announced

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), Ajmer has issued Notification for Rajasthan Administrative Examination(RAS) Examination 2012 Notification today for recruitment of 1106 Post for RAS and allied services in Rajasthan. RPSC invites total applications for total 1106 post which contains 289 post for State services while 817 post for subordinate services. RPSC Sec. Dr. KK Pathak said that last date of application for is 10th March 2012.While examination will he held in the month of April-May 2012.
Rajasthan State and Subordinate services 2012
Total Post: 1106 ( RAS=289, Allied services=817)
Application Fee : Rs. 250/- (Rs. 150/- for OBC and Rs.50/- for SC/ST) plus Rs.40/- online portal charges.
How to Apply : Apply Online at RPSC website on or before 10th March 2012 12.00 midnight.
Last date: 10th March 2012
For RAS 2012 Notification visit:

Rajasthan Assembly Budget session from 27th February

The Budget session of the Rajasthan Assembly will commence from February 27. Requisite notification for convening the session--the eighth of the present House--has been issued by Governor Shivraj Patil, an official spokesman said here this evening. Although the schedule of the proceedings would be finalised on recommendation by the Business Advisory Committee(BAC), it is likely to be two-phased session. The brief Monsoon session, which lasted for four sittings, was concluded on August 29 and accordingly the Budget session was due to be held by February 28. Rajasthan Budget Highlights and updates will be updated here Live on Budget presentation day by rajasthan CM Ashok gehlot.

Trade Unions strike on 28th February 2012

Trade Unions across nation will go on strike February 28, 2012 to protest against government's apathy towards growing miseries of the common people. India leader and All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) general secretary Gurudas Dasgupta has termed the joint strike call by the trade unions on February 28 as the biggest show of unity by the working class and the poor. All the leading trade unions, including the INTUC (Indian National Trade Union Congress), affiliated to the Congress, and the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh of the Bharatiya Janata Party, besides the Left unions — the CITU (Centre for Indian Trade Unions) and the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) — will participate in the strike. “It is not these unions alone. The Shiv Sena's trade union in Maharashtra and the Muslim League-affiliated trade union in Kerala too have extended their support to the strike call. Besides the national level organisations, hundreds of unaffiliated unions and local unions are going on strike, which could be termed the biggest in the recent times,” Mr. Dasgupta said. Mr. Dasgupta was in the Rajasthan capital on Friday along with Sanjeev Reddy, MP and president of INTUC; B.N. Roy, general secretary of BMS; and Tapan Sen, MP and general secretary of CITU, to mobilise the cadres and workers for the strike. All the leading trade unions, including those affiliated to the Congress and BJP, will praticipate in the strike

Yuvraj Singh has cancer says his Physio

India's flamboyant batsman Yuvraj Singh has been diagnosed with lung cancer, according to some media reports. India's man of the World Cup tournament is currently undergoing chemotherapy in the United States. He has a tumor between his lung and the heart. His chemotherapy treatment started in February and will go on till March. He left for the US on 26th January. His physiotherapist Dr Jatin Chaudhary, however, assured that the ailment is curable and the batsman would be fit to resume cricket in May. His mother Shabnam Singh could not be reached for her comments. 
"It is a rare tumour and is cancerous but it has been detected in stage one itself. Doctors had to decide whether to continue medication or go for chemotherapy but since parts of the tumour are just above the artery of his heart, there was a danger that while running it could burst. But it is 100% curable," Chaudhary said. "The doctors decided that he would have to undergo chemotherapy and he travelled to the US on January 26. End of March, he would undergo a CT scan and should recover by then. After that it is just some rehabilitation in April before he is fit to be back on the field in May," he added

5th KCK Awards invites entries for Excellence in Print Journalism

Patrika group, one of the most prestigious media groups of the country has announced the Fifth International KCK Award. This annual award in the hallowed memory of Sh. Karpoor Chandra Kulish, the founder of Rajasthan Patrika, is aimed at recognizing outstanding contributions of journalists in upholding professional values as well as protecting and promoting ethics, the right and freedom of the people. The theme of KCK Awards 2011 is publication entries is "Changemakers".   One award of US$ 11,000 would be given to the winner of the KCK Award. A medal and certificate shall be conferred to the team members. The trophy and prize money shall be awarded to the institution or team leader on behalf of the team ensuring due credit to the team. The distribution of the prize money rests with the concerned institution or leader of the team. Awards are restricted to Print Media only. Two institutions shall share the amount if the Jury adjudge them equal. Ten entries shall also receive special mention and would be given certificate of merit and medal.
Theme for KCK award - 2011 "Changemakers"
"Change is inevitable in any progressive society and a reflection of tireless and selfless efforts of the Changemakers. There are people and organizations whose individual and collective endeavors have been instrumental in bringing paradigm shifts and change in practices in different fields of human activities. Big changes led by lateral thinkers improve common understanding, create systems for replicating the ideas, lessen human suffering, help build better societies and leave indelible impact. Its been a challenge for the Changemakers to sustain against all odds and simultaneously establish strength of their ideas and inspire the world to emulate. If their efforts translate into policy change or attempt total shift in processes or impact larger groups of societies they would be talked about, debated or appreciated. Media has the onus to bring to the fore the efforts/ concepts/ journeys of the Changemakers who have contributed / have been contributing significantly to the society. Media stories can catch the waves of change, identify the Changemakers, investigate the claims and measure impact from journalistic yardsticks. Caution should also be observed in finding right people, speaking for genuine people and genuine efforts having larger canvas and broader vision."

Apurvi Chandela wins Gold in InterShoot at Netherlands

Rajasthani girl Apurvi Chandela won the gold medal in Women's 10m Air Rifle on day two of InterShoot in Netherlands. The Jaipur girl shot a score of 396 (99,99,99,99) and followed it up with an excellent final of 104 to claim the title. Apurvi had finished 6th on day one with a score of 490.4 (389+101.4). Another promising shooter Rakesh Manpat also shot well to finish 5th in the men's event. Manpat shot 593 (98,99,100,99,99,98) in the qualification and 99.7 in the finals on day one and finished 7th on day two after shooting a
score of 690.2 (586+104.2).
In the junior women's event, Dilreen Gill finished 8th with a score of 486.5 (386+100.5) while she was 9th with a score of 388 (98,96,98,96) on day one. The InterShoot is a triple match competition spread over three days.

IPL Season 5 Players auction Price, Sold, Unsold Highlights

IPL Season 5 Players auction Team, Price, Sold, Unsold, Transfer Highlights
Players bought by the franchises:
Ravindra Jadeja: USD 2 million (Rs 9.71 crore) to CSK
Brendon McCullum: USD 900,000 (Rs 4.37 crore) to KKR
Muttiah Muralitharan: USD 220,000 (Rs 1.06 crore) to RCB
Mahela Jayawardene: USD 1.4 million (Rs 6.80 crore) DD
Herschelle Gibbs: USD 50,000 (Rs 24.30 lakh) to MI
Brad Hodge: USD 475,000 (RS 2.30 crore) to RR
Parthiv Patel: USD 650,000 (Rs 3.16 crore) to DC
Dinesh Chandimal: USD 50,000 (Rs 24.30 lakh) to RR
Andre Russell: USD 450,000 (Rs 2.18 crore) to DD
Mitchell Johnson: USD 300,000 (Rs 1.45 crore) to MI
RP Singh: USD 600,000 (Rs 2.91 crore) to MI
Vinay Kumar: USD 1 million (Rs 4.86 crore) to RCB
S. Sreesanth: USD 400,000 (Rs 1.94 crore) to RR
Ramesh Powar: USD 160,000 (Rs 77.76 lakh) to KXIP
Brad Hogg: USD 180,000 (RS 87.48 lakh) to RR
Sunil Narine: USD 700,000 (Rs 3.40 crore) to KKR
Robin Peterson: USD 100,000 (Rs 48.60 lakh) to MI
Daniel Harris: USD 70,000 (34.02 lakh) to DC
Kevin Cooper: USD 50,000 (Rs 24.30 lakh) to RR
James Faulkner: USD 190,000 (Rs 92.34 lakh) to KXIP
Azhar Mahmood: USD 200,000 (Rs 97.20 lakh) to KXIP
Thisara Perera: USD 650,000 (Rs 3.15 crore) to MI
Marchant de Lange: USD 50,000 (Rs 24.30 lakh) to KKR
Darren Bravo: USD 100,000 (Rs 48.60 lakh) to DC
Doug Bracewell: USD 50,000 (Rs 24.30 lakh) to DD.
Players that went unsold:
VVS Laxman: Base price USD 400,000
James Anderson: Base price USD 300,000
Tamim Iqbal: Base price USD 50,000
Adrian Barath: Base price USD 50,000
Ramnaresh Sarwan: Base price USD 100,000
Ian Bell: Base price USD 200,000
Owais Shah: Base price USD 200,000
Upul Tharanga: Base price USD 50,000
Matt Prior: Base price USD 200,000
Brendan Taylor: Base price USD 100,000
Mark Boucher: Base price USD 100,000
Justin Kemp: Base price USD 100,000
Marlon Samuels: Base price USD 100,000
Steven Smith: Base price USD 200,000
Ravi Bopara: Base price USD 100,000
Luke Wright: Base price USD 200,000
Kevin O’Brien: Base price USD 50,000
Dwayne Smith: Base price USD 100,000
Lonwavo Tsotsobe: Base price USD 50,000
VRV Singh: Base price USD 100,000
Vernon Philander: Base price USD 200,000
Fidel Edwards: Base price USD 100,000
Ravi Rampaul: Base price USD 100,000
Peter Siddle: Base price USD 200,000
Tim Southee: Base price USD 100,000
Graeme Swann: Base price USD 400,000
Rangana Herath: Base price USD 50,000
Ajantha Mendis: Base price USD 50,000
Steve O’Keefe: Base price USD 100,000.
Xavier Doherty: Base price USD 100,000
Michael Klinger: Base price USD 50,000
Richard Levi: Base price USD 50,000
Alviro Petersen: Base price USD 100,000
Lendl Simmons: Base price USD 50,000
Farveez Maharoof: Base price USD 50,000
Jacob Oram: Base price USD 100,000
Moises Henriques: Base price USD 50,000
Ben Laughlin: Base price USD 50,000
Ryan McLaren: Base price USD 100,000
Nicky Boje: Base price USD 200,000
Jacques Rudolph: Base price USD 20,000
Andy McKay: Base price USD 50,000
Alister McDermott: Base price USD 20,000
Michael Neser: Base price USD 50,000
Players retained by the franchise for this year:
Chris Gayle: RCB USD 550,000
Sourav Ganguly: PW USD 400,000
David Miller: KXIP USD 100,000
Players transferred during the IPL’s trading window:

Kevin Pietersen: DC to DD
Andrew McDonald: DD to RCB
Dinesh Karthik: KXIP to MI
Pragyan Ojha: DC to MI
R Sathish: MI to KXIP
Harmeet Singh: DC to KXIP. 

Sahara withdraws Team India's sponsorship, IPL Pune

Sahara India group today ends Team India's sponsorship and all ties with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI); this means it has withdrawn its sponsorship of the Indian cricket team and has pulled out its Pune Warriors team from the Indian Premier League. The immediate trigger for Sahara's emotional pull-out, on the morning of the auction, is that their only marquee player in the Pune Warriors, Yuvraj Singh, is indisposed and the BCCI has turned down Sahara's request that his price be added to their purse today to allow them to replace him for season 5. A miffed Sahara has requested the BCCI to pass on the Pune Warriors team to any other interested party Immediately. 
Sahara was paying Rs 3.34 crore per Test match, one-day international and Twenty20 International under the new terms. "...after an 11-year journey as sponsors, we can say with surety that cricket has become very rich. Many rich people are there to support cricket with a strong will to do so. So, with absolute peace of mind we can exit from cricket under BCCI and are exiting with a heavy heart," Sahara India said in a statement. "It was an emotional decision for us to start this sponsorship but our emotions were never appreciated and many genuine situations were not given due consideration at all," the statement read. Sahara, which entered the cash-rich IPL bandwagon last year along with the now-disbanded Kochi Tuskers Kerala, complained that several requests put forth by it with regards to players and the number of matches were not accepted by the BCCI.

Court dismisses Swamy's plea against Chidambaram

The special CBI court in Delhi has dismissed Janta Party President Subramanian Swamy’s petition to make Union Home Minister P Chidambaram a co-accused in the 2G case.  In his order Special Judge OP Saini said that the “prayer of Swamy to make Chidambaram an accused is dismissed”. The decision is being seen as a huge relief to the Union Home Minister. The CBI judge initially postponed the delivery of judgement till afternoon. After more than an hour of suspense, the judge finally pronounced the verdict at around 1.50 pm. Swamy had moved the court seeking to make Chidambaram as co-accused in the 2G spectrum scam alleging he was as culpable as former telecom minister A Raja in determining the prices of scarce spectrum and in allowing the dilution of shares.The special judge, on 21st January, had reserved the order for Saturday on the plea of Swamy.
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to direct CBI to investigate the alleged role of Chidambaram leaving it to the special court trying the 2G case. A bench of justices G S Singhavi and A K Ganguly, had asked the lower court not to get influenced by its decision. Meanwhile, petitioner Swamy has said that he will go in for appeal in the matter. Welcoming the special court's dismissal of petition against P Chidambaram in 2G case, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday described it as a relief for the government. "It is a good judgement. It is a relief for the government. Someone was being unnecessarily prosecuted. I welcome the judgement," Mukherjee told reporters during a visit to the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).

Raja Chaudhary arrested, Released in Jaipur

Bhojpuri Actor and Television actor Raja Chaudhary was arrested on Thursday night for creating ruckus outside Fortis hospital in Jaipur. According to an eyewitness, Raja was in an inebriated state when he was arrested by the local police. However, Raja claimed that he acted in self-defense. Apparently, this is not the first time when Raja has been arrested. In 2011, Raja committed several criminal offences. In January, he was arrested for assaulting his ex-wife and ‘Bigg Boss’ winner Shweta Tiwari. In February, a small-time actor Vivek Mishra filed a complaint against Raja for ‘intending to dishonour’ a fellow actor and wrongfully confining him in a flat. In April, Raja was again arrested in forgery and cheating case, when he allegedly obtained a SIM card using forged documents.
He was presented in the court yesterday, after which he was released on bail. "Raja was allegedly drunk and causing nuisance on the road late at night," confirmed Vidyaprakash, in-charge Jawahar Circle police station. He was arrested under Section 151 of the Indian Penal Code. The 38 year old actor was later released on bail of `5000 by the court.

Bishnoi community protest against CBI in Jodhpur

Bishnoi community in Jodhpur organize and protest against CBI for what they termed as CBI's "harassment" of the 80-year-old mother of Congress MLA Malkhan Singh in the Bhanwari Devi case. The community members also held a meeting at the district collectorate under the banner of Kissan Kesri Sangharsh Samiti. A memorandum was also submitted to the Additional District Magistrate, seeking action against the CBI officials for "repeatedly summoning" Devi and other Bishnoi family members. Some community members also smeared black ink on the hoardings of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

Rajasthan Govt. to amend Section 90B of Land Conversion Rules

Rajasthan Government has decided to abolish section 90B of the Rajasthan Land Conversion Rules for removing anamolies in the procedure of change in land use. The state cabinet which met here under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, has approved the proposal of the Urban Development Department for the purpose. Some amendments have also been proposed into section 90A of the Act for incorporating some of the clauses/provisions of the dropped section, Urban Development Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal said. This would simplify the process of land conversion and would make it more transparent, he said adding that an Ordinance was being issued to implementing the decision.
Much hue and cry was raised over alleged misuse of abolished section during the previous BJP regime and the ruling Congress in its manifesto had promised during the last assembly elections that it would prevent misuse of the section and corruption under its cover. Besides this, the Cabinet also approved proposal of amendment in the Nursing Council Act. The Cabinet also gave its nod to proposal for construction of a mega convention centre in Sitapura, with some minor amendments.

Supreme Court cancels 122 telecom licenses in India

Supreme Court(SC) today cancels grant of 122, 2G licenses of different Pvt. Telecom operators in India. Eighty-five out of the 122 licences are outside the eligibility criteria. The TRAI must go in for a fresh issue of licences, ruled the Supreme Court. In another critical judgment, the Supreme Court referred the matter of whether the role of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram should be probed back to the trial court. This represents a breather for Chidambaram, but it does not lift the cloud over him. The Supreme Court has cancelled all 122 2G licences handed out in India. Eighty-five out of the 122 licences are outside the eligibility criteria. The TRAI must go in for a fresh issue of licences, ruled the Supreme Court.
Total 122 mobile network licences after 2008 cancelled by Supreme Court. Government will have to seek fresh recommendations.  Licenses had been issued by A Raja during his infamous tenure as Telecom Minister. Supreme Court says that whether P Chidambaram's role should be investigated by  the CBI  will be decided by Judge OP Saini who is handling the telecom scam. Judge Saini is expected to decide on Saturday whether Mr Chidambaram should be made a co-accused in the telecom scam.  The companies that are set to lose on account of the cancellation of the licences are Uninor (joint venture between Unitech and Telenor of Norway), Loop Telecom, Sistema Shyam (joint venture between Shyam and Sistema of Russia), Etisalat DB (joint venture between Swan and Etisalat of UAE), S Tel, Videocon, Tatas and Idea. Among the 122 licences issued by Raja in January 2008 on first—come first—serve basis, Uninor was alloted 22 pan India licences, Loop 21, Sistema—Shyam 21, Etisalat—DB 15, S Tel 6, Videocon 21, Idea 9 and Tatas 3.