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Heat wave conditions persist in Rajasthan

Jaipur, May 27 (IANS) Rajasthan continued to be face heat wave conditions with the mercury touching 48.3 degrees Celsius in Sri Ganganagar on Saturday while Churu was a bit lower at 48 degrees. Kota was scorching at 47.2 degrees and Pilani at 47.1. State capital Jaipur was hot at 45.1 degree Celsius, three notches above the average while the minimum was 32.7 degrees, almost five ...

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Mumbai policeman's wife killed: Missing son tracked to Rajasthan

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Rajasthan Police on Thursday detained Siddhant D. Ganore, the prime suspect in the killing of his mother Dipali, the wife of a Mumbai policeman who was one of the Sheena Bora murder investigators, at their Santacruz home on Wednesday, an official said here. We had a tip-off that the boy had left for Jaipur and we sent a police team to apprehend him. In Jaipur, w...

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Rajasthan agritech meet draws in MoUs worth Rs 955 crore

Kota (Rajasthan), May 25 (IANS) The Rajasthan government signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) worth over Rs 955 crore at the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) here on Thursday. The 21 MoUs, signed in the presence of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, are expected to provide direct employment to 9,488 people and indirect employment to 17,850 people, according to the state governmen...

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Ways to take care of your precious gold jewellery

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Gold being a soft metal, contact or abrasion between different jewellery pieces may damage them. Wrap each piece separately to avoid such a problem, say experts. Anita Mertia, Founder at Shri Ram Jewellers, and Subash Naheta, Chairman of Jaipur Jewels, have listed ways in which you can keep your expensive gold safe and make it last longer: * Don't wear yo...

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India reaffirms commitment to renewable energy

Suva/New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India on Thursday reaffirmed its commitment to renewable energy with the promise to expand into all forms of energy that can reduce carbon footprint. India is fully committed to renewable energy for our future development, as are the Pacific island countries, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh said in his keynote address at the 'India-Pacific ...

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Serial rape accuser lands up in police net in Amritsar

Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 23 (IANS) A young woman, who claimed to be an IT professional, has been arrested in Punjab's Amritsar city after her latest complaint of having being raped by a hotel executive turned out to be false, police said on Tuesday. The woman has been booked for extortion. Police officials said that the woman made her latest complaint of rape in Amritsar. The earlier com...

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Youngsters Suraj, Jaideep hit jackpot in kabaddi auction

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Promising raider Suraj Desai emerged the most expensive buy on the second day of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction, which saw the players under Categories C and D going under the hammer here on Tuesday. Desai was purchased by Dabang Delhi for a whopping Rs 52.5 lakh for his services in the upcoming fifth season of the cash-rich tournament while defender Jaidee...

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Sellout success for JLF in London

London, May 23 (IANS) The culturally curious flocked to the British Library last weekend for the London leg of the popular ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival for sessions on a range of topics including travel writing, the constitution, P.G Wodehouse, the Raj, partition and Lutyen's architecture. Many of the sessions drew on the rich collection of the library and brought it to life through s...

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Raider Nitin Tomar emerges costliest buy in Pro Kabaddi history

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Raider Nitin Tomar on Monday shattered all records to emerge the costliest-ever player to be bought in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction. Bought for a whopping Rs 93 lakh by GMR-owned Team Uttar Pradesh, he surpassed fellow raider Rohit Kumar, who bagged Rs 81 lakh from Bengaluru Bulls. Earlier, star all-rounder Manjeet Chillar was bought by Jaipur Pi...

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Manjeet, Surjeet emerge top buys in kabaddi auctions

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Star all-rounder Manjeet Chillar and defender Surjeet Singh emerged the costliest players to be sold for a whopping Rs 75.5 lakh and Rs 73 lakh respectively in the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auctions here on Monday. Manjeet was bought by Jaipur Pink Panther, while Bengal Warriors bagged the services of the Surjeet and also bought all-rounder Ran Singh for R...

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BJP plans grand 'Modifest' in 900 cities to mark three years

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The ruling BJP has planned a grand 'Modifest' in 900 cities across the country between May 26 to June 15 to highlight the central government's achievements in the three years of the Narendra Modi government. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said: The government is going to celebrate the three years of the historic...

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Suspected ISI agent held in Rajasthan

Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) A suspected agent of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been detained in Rajasthan, police said on Saturday. Haji Khan was trapped during a joint operation by Police and the Army's intelligence unit, a police official said. Khan was detained from his house in Kunjari village of Jaisalmer following intelligence inputs. The police officia...

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ISI agent held in Rajasthan

Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) A suspected agent of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was detained in a joint operation by Rajasthan Police Intelligence Wing and the army intelligence unit in Rajasthan, an official said on Saturday. Haji Khan was detained from his house in Kunjari village of Jaisalmer following intelligence inputs. A Rajasthan Police official said Khan, accused...

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ISI agent held in Rajasthan

Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) A suspected agent of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was arrested in a joint operation conducted by Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and army intelligence in Rajasthan, an official said on Saturday. The agent identified as Hazi Khan was arrested from his house at Kunjarli village in Jaisalmer following intelligence inputs. Sources said that Khan, acc...

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Playing around with existing trends won't help young designers: Raghavendra Rathore

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Well-known designer Raghavendra Rathore feels it has become tough to find young, talented people who are aligned with the way the world is changing. He says young designers should nurture an exclusive style of their own and design clothes for people rather for themselves. Playing around with what already exists will not help them in the longer run. My advice to y...

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Authors, thinkers to grace ZEE JLF @The British Library edition

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) With over 70 eminent authors and thinkers, the British Library here will be transformed into a literary platform as it hosts the first edition of ZEE JLF @The British Library this weekend. To be held on May 20-21, the event would showcase South Asia's unique multilingual literary heritage and highlight the festival's global appeal. ZEE [email protected] British Li...

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Privileges vested in MPs, MLAs being wasted: President

Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) With little over two months to go before his term ends, President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed concern over decline in time devoted to legislation in Parliament, saying privileges vested in elected representatives by the Constitution was being substantially wasted. Delivering the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Memorial Lecture here, the President on Monday said tha...

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Improve quality of legislative debate, advises President

Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday called for improving the quality of debate in the Indian legislatures, saying India can't continue to be a democratic role model to the world simply on the basis of the size of its electorate. Delivering the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat memorial lecture here, the President said debate, dissension and decision are always importan...

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Design carnival gives canvas to entrepreneurs in Jaipur

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A design carnival, where renowned fashion designer Manish Malhotra inaugurated an incubation centre named 'Canvass for budding entrepreneurs, saw a showcase of an array of innovative ideas and creative expressions here. Hosted by Pearl Academy, an institution of design, fashion, creative business and media, the two-day festival which ended on Sunday, created an i...

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Top players retained for Pro Kabaddi season 5

Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) India captain Anup Kumar was among the seven players retained by U Mumba for season five of the Pro Kabaddi League, it was announced by the organisers here on Monday. Besides Anup, who led U Mumba to the title in the second season and the final in the third edition, Rahul Chaudhari (Telugu Titans), Meraj Sheykh (Dabang Delhi), Jang Kun Lee (Bengal Warriors), Ashish ...

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