desert state

Panther dies of thirst in Rajasthan heat


May 30th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 30 (IANS) Water scarcity in the intense summer heat of Rajasthan has caused animals in the wild to stray and led to incidents of animal-human conflicts. The dry ... Read more...

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Rajasthan government’s nod to third national park


November 28th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 28 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Monday gave its nod to the proposal of declaring Kumbhalgarh and Tatgarh-Raoli areas of the state as a national park to house excess ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India colours imagination of Spanish artist


November 25th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) India's pilgrimage trails provide sustenance to well-known Spanish conceptual artist and filmmaker Frederic Amat's multimedia art. Amat, who hails from Barcelona, is in India with a ... Read more...

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It’s music to everyone’s ears; Jodhpur RIFF starts Oct 12


July 26th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) The fourth Jodhpur RIFF, which combines traditional Rajasthani artists with contemporary India, will be held Oct 12-16 in the desert state. It will not only bring ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to offer free medicines to all: Ashok Gehlot (Interview)


April 26th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 26 (IANS) Free medicines for all, power surplus by 2013-14, long-term solutions for water and a metro system for the state capital... Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Spanish tourist alleges molestation in Rajasthan


April 18th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) A 20-year-old Spanish woman has filed a complaint that a man molested her on pretext of yoga practice in Pushkar town in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, ... Read more...

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Rajasthan mulls national park in Kumbhalgarh


March 5th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 5 (IANS) Rajasthan's forest department plans to develop a national park in Kumbhalgarh, Raoli and Tatgarh areas of the state, an official said Saturday.The park, covering an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Brit-author Dalrymple in controversy over “Raj”, “racist” claims


January 17th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Award-winning historian William Dalrymple has found himself in the middle of a racist controversy over claims that British authors writing about India are inheritors of "a Raj that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gujjar agitation worries Rajasthan tourism industry


December 29th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, Dec 29 (IANS) Rajasthan's tourism industry is worried about the ongoing Gujjar agitation that has affected the influx of visitors to the desert state in this peak tourist season.Gujjars, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Daring 41 female skydivers set new women’s free-fly world record


November 29th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): A team of 41 brave and adventurous ladies has created a new women's free-fly world record hurtling towards the ground at a speed of up to 200mph.Female ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ousted Nepal king may try wedding diplomacy in India


November 6th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 6 (IANS) Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra is headed towards India on a nearly three-week long visit that is expected to drum up family and social support for ... Read more...

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Rajasthan hotel owner held for assaulting foreigner


October 11th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Oct 11 (IANS) A hotel owner in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district has been arrested for allegedly molesting and assaulting a tourist from Netherlands who had to spend the night in the ... Read more...

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Japanese devotees pray for rains at temples in Rajashthan


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Yogesh TyagiJodhpur, July 22 (ANI): A group of Japanese who have developed immense faith in Hinduism joined the locals at Jodhpur, Rajashthan state and offered prayers to Hindu divinities for good ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to dig ponds in water-starved sanctuaries


May 25th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) Rajasthan will construct small dams and ponds in its water-starved wildlife sanctuaries - a move that could also stop animals from straying into nearby villages in ... Read more...

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Thirsty bears venturing into Rajasthan villages


April 25th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jalore (Rajasthan), April 25 (IANS) With water becoming scarce in the forest areas of Rajasthan due to soaring temperatures, thirsty bears are increasingly beginning to stray into populated areas in this district. In ... Read more...

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Parched Rajasthan stares at a crisis


April 15th, 2010 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, April 15 (IANS) In some villages, water is being supplied once or twice in a month. In others, people are hoping a train will arrive with water wagons. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rajasthan wildlife sanctuaries in troubled waters


April 11th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, April 11 (IANS) Soaring temperatures have made water so hard to come by in Rajasthan's sanctuaries that wild animals are straying into nearby villages in search of it and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rajasthan’s folk music a highlight at French festival


April 1st, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranvir Nayar, Paris, July 13 (IANS) Traditional folk and classical music from the Indian desert state of Rajasthan will be a highlight at the month-long festival being held in France's Beaujolais region.Festival ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Movie Review: Road, Movie(2010)


March 8th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 8 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Road, Movie: A boring journeyRating: 1.5 out of 5*Starring: Abhay Deol, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Mohammed Faizal and Satish KaushikDirector: Dev BenegalRoad, Movie is about the journey of Vishnu ... Read more...

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Red Ribbon Express to create awareness on swine flu


December 2nd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Red Ribbon Express which has started its AIDS awareness journey has a special mandate this time - it will also mobilise mass awareness about swine flu, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India’s swine flu toll touches 558


November 24th, 2009 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Three fresh swine flu deaths were reported in the country Tuesday, all from the state of Rajasthan, taking the toll due to Influenza A (H1N1) to 558 ... Read more...

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Tortured in Pakistan, Hindu migrants want to stay in India


September 13th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jodhpur, Sep 13 (IANS) "We Hindus in Pakistan are being discriminated against, tortured and harassed," complains Ram Lal, a 45-year-old migrant from Pakistan, one of the estimated 10,000 migrants ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers drawn to orchids, contributing to forest cover area


September 6th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinKandi Area (Pathankot) Sep. 6: (ANI): A growing number of farmers in the Kandi area of Pathankot are helping the Punjab Forest Departmentto prevent the felling of trees to ... Read more...

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Delhi heat madness - barren Ridge, high rises to blame?


June 28th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The heat is getting to Delhiites - the lack of rain, long power cuts and water shortage have led to people venting their anger on the city's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Honda to set up another engine plant in Rajasthan


June 17th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelKochi (Kerala), June 17 (ANI): Honda Siel Cars India (HSCIL), a subsidiary of Honda Motor, Japan, plans to set up an engine manufacturing and car assembly plant at an investment ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Visually imparted caste vote in Delhi for the fourth phase


May 7th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi / Jaisalmer (Rajasthan), May 7 (ANI): As hundreds of thousands of people voted in the national capital on Thursday despite scorching heat, several visually impaired voters also exercised their franchise ... Read more...

Posted in National |

And the groom came riding, riding - right till the polling booth (Rajasthan poll snippets)


May 7th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 7 (IANS) First the polling booth, then the altar. The priority was crystal clear for Ramesh Kumar, who came riding on a horse to vote in a village in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress, BJP jostle for seats in Rajasthan (Poll Curtainraiser - Rajasthan)


May 6th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 6 (IANS) The Congress targeted the poor performance of the Vasundhara Raje-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which in turn lashed out at its present Ashok Gehlot regime in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Four royals in fray in Rajasthan


May 6th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, May 6 (IANS) Rajasthan's erstwhile royalty has made elections exciting in the desert state where 25 Lok Sabha constituencies go to the polls May 7. At least four ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nearly 100 dead in Namibia’s worst floods in decades


March 19th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Windhoek, March 19 (DPA) Residents of the south-west African desert state of Namibia are bracing for what could be "the worst flood in four decades" in the north of the country, local ... Read more...

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Gehlot, Alhuwalia finalise Rajasthan 2009-10 plan


February 18th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): The Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met in the national capital on Wednesday and finalized a plan outlay for ... Read more...

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Tourists enjoy `Royal Rajasthan on Wheels” splendour


January 18th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
Udaipur (Rajasthan), Jan.18 (ANI): A group of 23 foreign and domestic tourists enjoyed the spectacular view of India''s northwestern desert state Rajasthan on a luxury train ''Royal Rajasthan on Wheels'' on ... Read more...

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78 child marriages reported this year: Renuka Chowdhury


December 15th, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Child marriages are still performed in India and 78 such cases have been reported in 2008, three of which were recorded in Rajasthan alone, the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Gehlot emerges key Congress leader in Rajasthan


December 9th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) With the Congress emerging as the single largest party in the Rajasthan assembly, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot is credited with changing the party's fortunes in the state.The ... Read more...

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Vasundhara bows out, but her charisma remains intact (Profile)


December 8th, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's loss in the state assembly elections Monday cannot somehow take away from her charisma and the public rapport she enjoys in several parts ... Read more...

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