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Bengaluru-Mysuru double rail line opened for traffic

Bengaluru, Nov 22 (IANS) The 138-km double railway line between Bengaluru and Mysuru in southern Karnataka was opened for traffic, an official said. Completion of the 1.7 km stretch at Srirangapatna has enabled us to open the 138.3 km double line between Bengaluru and Mysore for operating express, passenger and goods trains on the route in the state's southern region, an official of the ...

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Two-day police remand for retired IAS officer in rape case

Jaipur, Nov 21 (IANS) A court here has sent a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer accused of raping a 23-year-old girl to two days' police remand, a police official said. B.B. Mohanty, who surrendered on Monday evening, was produced in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate here on Tuesday which remanded him to a two-day police custody, Nem Singh, the Sodala Assistant Commi...

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IAS officer arrested in Rajasthan for rape

Jaipur, Nov 21 (IANS) Senior IAS officer B.B. Mohanty accused of raping a 23-year-old woman was arrested here, a police officer said on Tuesday. Mohanty, who was absconding since 2014, came to the ACP office Sodala late Monday evening and surrendered himself, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jaipur South, Yogesh Dadich told IANS. His medical tests would be carried out on Tuesday an...

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'Padmavati' not to be released in Rajasthan without changes: CM

Jaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday said that 'Padmavati' will not be released in Rajasthan till necessary changes as per the suggestions given to the Centre were incorporated in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie. Earlier in the day, the state Home Minister said the state is considering a ban on the movie within the state as per the legal framework and is seeking...

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Rajasthan considering 'Padmavati' ban, seeking legal opinion

Jaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan government is considering a ban on 'Padmavati' movie within the legal framework and seeking legal advice on the issue, Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said on Monday. He said a meeting of senior Home Department officials was called to discuss the planned ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's coming movie. We are seeking the Law Department's advice. ...

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CPI-M condemns 'communalisation' of young minds in Rajasthan

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday condemned the communalsiation of education in Rajasthan and urged the Central government to stop states from fairs such as the Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair being held in Jaipur. The CPI-M strongly condemns the outrageous directions issued by the Rajasthan Minister for Primary and Secondary Education according to which the students of all g...

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Achievers win Indian Masters Polo 2017

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Achievers defeated Delhiites Polo to clinch the YES BANK Indian Masters 2017 title at the Jaipur Polo Ground here on Sunday. Achiever's Matthew Perry opened the scoreboard followed by a quick successive one by Uday Kalaan. Delhiites Polo, meanwhile could only bag one goal for their team until the third chukkar, with Gaurav Sahgal leading the front. The se...

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Want ban on 'Padmavati', says Karni Sena

Jaipur, Nov 19 (IANS) The Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Sunday that it wanted a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati and claimed underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's money was invested in the film. We have heard the movie's release date (December 1) has been postponed. We will be on the streets as soon as a new release date is announced. All we want is a complete ban on the film, Sena's patro...

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Racers Anindith, Chittesh emerge champions in JK Tyre Nationals

Greater Noida, Nov 19 (IANS) Hyderabads Anindith Reddy and Kolhapurs Chittesh Mandody were crowned Euro JK 2017 and LGB 4 champions in the final of the 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit here on Sunday. As expected, Chennai's Joseph Mathew took home the Suzuki Gixxer Cup despite not even taking the podium in the weekend's second race.

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Raje wants 'necessary changes' made to 'Padmavati'

Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Amidst growing protest over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday wrote to the Centre seeking necessary changes in the movie before its release, so that sentiments of any community are not hurt. In a letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, the Chief Minister said: A committe...

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Protests continue over 'Padmavati' in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie Padmavati continued to rock Rajasthan as protesters blocked entry to the Kumbhalgarh fort in Rajsamand on Saturday while protests were witnessed in some other towns and cities. Hundreds of protesters on Saturday blocked entry for a few hours to Kumbhalgarh Fort. It was a peaceful protest and no untoward incident was report...

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Mild tremor jolts Rajasthan

Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale jolted some parts of Rajasthan on Saturday, officials said. People rushed out of their houses and offices in panic. The earthquake was felt around 3.21 p.m. and lasted for 15-20 seconds. According to Met department officials, the epicentre of the earthquake was near Jodhpur. Tremors were felt mostly in Jodhpu...

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Human Ken Doll to play Danish Prince in Bollywood film

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves says he will be seen as a Danish Prince in a Bollywood film. The 34-year-old TV personality told dailymail.co.uk: My trip started first in New Delhi where I filmed for three days. The main reason of my trip to India is the Bollywood movie that I am part of. It is a huge production with lots of people involved, and music and dancing. <...

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Karni Sena founder receives 'threat' from Pakistan

Jaipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an organisation of Rajput community opposing Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, has claimed that its patron and founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi has received a threat call from Pakistan. Our spokesperson received a threat call from Pakistan, asking us not to oppose release of Padmavati, otherwise Kalvi would be blown off, Mahipal S...

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India, France agree to cooperate on Indian Ocean Region security

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held the first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila last week on the security and development of the Indo-Pacific region, India and France on Friday agreed to cooperate on the security architecture of the Indian Ocean Region. In terms of maritime security, both sides discussed increasing cooperation in the Ind...

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Anti-'Padmavati' protesters force closure of Chittorgarh fort

Jaipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Entry to the famous Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan was closed on Friday as a few thousand people sat on dharna outside the main gate to protest Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, which many claim distorts historical facts. Tourists visiting the Unesco World Heritage site fort were requested to go back. The fort is visited by around 3,000-4,000 ...

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India, France agree to cooperate on Indian Ocean region security

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held the first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila last week on the security and development of the Indo-Pacific region, India and France on Friday agreed to cooperate on the security architecture of the Indian Ocean region. In terms of maritime security, both sides discussed increasing cooperation in the Ind...

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It's time to put a little truth in children's literature

I grew up in a house of books and reading. Every evening, we had what was called a quiet time, when we sat together just before dinner, listening to classical music and reading our own books. I hated that time. I resented being made to sit still and quiet. But my parents and sisters were avid readers; so I just had to fall in line. I started reading whatever my sister seemed to enjoy. So...

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'Padmavati' protest: Entry to Chittorgarh Fort closed

Jaipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Entry to the famous Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan was closed on Friday in protest against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, which many claim has distorted historical facts. We have closed the first gate known as Padan Pol gate since 10 a.m. We are not allowing anyone to enter the fort. It is a peaceful protest and will continue till 6 p.m....

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'Padmavati' row: Karni Sena threatens Deepika, Brahmin group holds blood signature campaign

Jaipur, Nov 16 (IANS) Opposition to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati continued to grow with a Karni Sena leader on Thursday threatening actress Deepika Padukone with physical harm over her provocative statements, while a Brahmin group held a blood signature campaign demanding a ban on the film. The Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah also issued a statement requesting a ban. On Wednesday, ...

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