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Cow vigilantism will cause more violence, Rajasthan CM told

Jaipur, April 24 (IANS) Twenty-three former bureaucrats have urged Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to arrest those who killed a Muslim farmer and warned that unchecked cow vigilantism will lead to large-scale violence. Very disturbed by the April 1 lynching of a dairy farmer Pehlu Khan in Alwar, the ex-bureaucrats also pressed Raje to punish police and other officials blamed for...

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Higher indigenisation prescribed for metro trains

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) To give a push to the Make in India programme, the Union Urban Development Ministry has made it mandatory for all metro companies to buy 75 percent of all metro cars domestically, an official statement said on Sunday The new mandatory 'Tender Conditions and Standardised Norms', focusing on procuring from Indian firms, have been circulated to all metro companies...

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Rajasthan Cricket Association poll called off on legal grounds: Official

Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) The election to the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) scheduled for April 26 has been called off because the provisions of a law governing sports bodies in the state are not in conformity with the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee recommendations, a senior official of the association said on Sunday. RCA Deputy President Mehmood Abdi, in a statement, said t...

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NSE IPO: The most eagerly awaited show after 'Baahubali-2'

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) While movie lovers are hotly debating as to why Kattappa killed Baahubali, stock market investors appear to be eagerly looking forward to the big ticket Rs 10,000 crore-plus IPO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE). An IPO launch is typically much akin to the making of a Bollywood movie, involving story, script, drama, distribution and pre-launch build up, said Ar...

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Colours of Rajasthan brought alive at painting exhibition

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It's a veritable riot of colour at artist and curator Priyanka Banerjees painting exhibition which brings alive the real textures of Rajasthan. Presented by Seems, the exhibition titled Mirage which is being held at the India Habitat Centre here, showcases Banerjee's love for travel that has taken her far and wide in the country and across the globe. Am...

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British Library to host London leg of Jaipur Lit Fest

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The British Library will be transformed like never before as the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival animates its iconic spaces for the first time in celebration as part of significant 70 years of India-Britain cultural relations. Held for two days on May 20-21, the fourth London edition of the ZEE [email protected] British Library will present a sumptuous showcase of South A...

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Heat wave in Rajasthan; Churu hottest at 46.5 degrees

Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Heatwave conditions continued to affect normal life in Rajasthan on Friday, with Churu sizzling at a maximum temperature of 46.5 degrees Celsius. It is the highest temperature for Churu since 2010, which recorded a maximum of 46.4 degrees on April 16 that year. Even the minimum of 30.8 degrees Celsius was high for the city. In major part of the desert sta...

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Jaipur's Rambagh Palace features in global top 10 heritage hotels list

Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Jaipur's Taj Rambagh Palace hotel was featured in a list of top 10 heritage hotel properties in the world by a British magazine. Declared by the travel publication Travel Weekly on Wednesday, Rambagh Palace was ranked sixth and is the only Indian heritage hotel to feature in this list. The magazine quotes renowned travel company Cox & Kings, which de...

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Six Kashmiri students injured in brawl in Rajasthan

Jaipur, April 20 (IANS) Six Kashmiri students studying in Mewar University were injured when they were beaten up by some locals in Chittorgarh district, a Kashmiri student of the university said on Thursday. At least nine fellow students were beaten up with sticks and bats around 6 p.m. on Wednesday near Gangrar town after the locals got to know that they are from Kashmir. At least six o...

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18 arrested for parading couple naked in Rajasthan

Jaipur, April 20 (IANS) Eighteen people were arrested on charges of beating a young couple and parading them naked in Rajasthan's Banswara district, police said on Thursday. We arrested nine people on Wednesday and nine more on Thursday under various sections including attempt to murder and the Rajasthan Prevention of Witch Hunting Act, a police official told IANS. The fathers of...

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Politics over refinery heats up in Rajasthan

Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Politics over setting up of a refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in Barmer district of Rajasthan has heated up within a day of signing of a MoU between Rajasthan government and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL). At the time of signing of the MoU on Tuesday, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had alleged that the previous Ashok Gehlot government h...

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Innovation the name of the game for these food, drink stylists

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Like bitters enhance cocktails, spices tickle the palette and a variety of additions raise desserts to an altogether new level, it is innovation and creativity that make for an overall fine-dining experience, stakeholders in the space say. To this end, if the idea of the UN World Innovation and Creativity Week (WICW, April 15-21) is to remind and encourage peop...

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Sunday off for petrol pumps could invoke ECA: Government

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The threat by petroleum dealers to shut down pumps on Sundays will be dealt with according to measures necessary to maintain supplies of essential commodities, the Centre said on Wednesday. We have just now been made aware of this decision by the petroleum dealers through media reports, a senior Petroleum Ministry source said when queried about the dealers' dec...

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Rajasthan signs MOU with HPCL for refinery

Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) An MoU was signed on Tuesday between the Hindustan Petroelum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) and the Rajasthan government to establish a refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in Barmer. This revised MoU was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Union Petroleum Minister Dharamendra Pradhan. Earlier, a MoU was signed with HPCL to establish a refin...

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Heat wave conditions prevail in Rajasthan

Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Heat wave conditions prevailed in Rajasthan on Tuesday, with mercury hovering between 41 and 45 degrees Celsius in most areas of the desert state. Since the minimum temperature has also been above average, even evenings fail to bring much respite. Sri Ganganagar at 45.8 degrees Celsius was the hottest place in the state, while Churu was also hot at 45.5 de...

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VMware expands reach for emerging businesses in India

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Global cloud services provider VMware on Tuesday announced its India expansion plans to help emerging businesses overcome IT challenges. After marking a strong presence in metros, the company will now focus on Jaipur, Vizag, Nagpur, Goa, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Cochin, Coimbatore, Ludhiana and Chandigarh to enable emerging businesses overcome IT challenges.

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AirAsia India launches its first flight from Kolkata, Ranchi

Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) AirAsia India, a joint venture between Tata Sons and AirAsia, on Saturday launched its first flight from Kolkata and Ranchi as a part of its continued expansion. The carrier will connect Kolkata-Ranchi and Ranchi-New Delhi with double daily flights and plans to hire local talent across posts, both on-ground and in-flight from these two cities. Jharkhand...

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Nodern-day nuances of Kathak unravelled

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) From the effects of technology on contemporary Kathak training and performance to shifts in the traditional mentor-disciple relationship, Kathak pioneer Kumudini Lakhia examined a number of emerging challenges faced by the classical dance form at a lecture here. Modern day Kathak seems to be more about skill than art. Today, Kathak is more competitive than ever...

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BJP wins Dholpur assembly bypoll in Rajasthan

Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party won the Dholpur assembly seat in Rajasthan as Shobha Rani Kushavah trounced Congress rival and former minister Banwari Lal Sharma by over 38,000 votes in the April 9 bypoll. The bye-election for the seat was necessitated after Bahujan Samaj Party legislator Banwari Lal Kushavah, the BJP nominee's husband, was disqualified due to h...

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In today's India, the mind is not without fear: Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) In a nation where Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore wrote Where The Mind Is Without Fear -- a stirring ode recited with immense pride by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru -- filmmaker Vikram Bhatt believes the golden words now are unfortunately not true. The film fraternity in Hollywood has always been very vocal about its opinions -- be it on Dona...

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