FIR against RAS officer & 6 others… and other news

FIR against RAS officer & 6 others
JAIPUR: The Anti-Corruption Bureau on Thursday lodged an FIR against an RAS officer, Pawan Kumar Jain and six others. At present posted as land acquisition
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Jaipur CA students secure 11 top positions
JAIPUR: Jaipur students have secured 11 top positions among 100 in the all-India merit list of the Professional Examination (PE II) and Proficiency
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Jantar Mantar nomination to boost Delhi's heritage tally
Though Delhi's Jantar Mantar will be nominated after its sister monument in Jaipur, experts say the nomination itself will give a major boost to Delhi's
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BJP calls Gehlot 'conservative'
JAIPUR/NEW DELHI: A day after Ashok Gehlot said he was against pub culture and public display of affection (PDA), BJP dubbed the chief minister
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State's fash biz loses colour
At a time when the hospitality and tourism industry in Jaipur is crawling back to business, the fashion industry which also caters largely to the
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The power of words
CAREER diplomats and bankers rarely add glamour to arts events, but they did so at the five-day Jaipur Literature Festival in Rajasthan, India,
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Around 200 flights disrupted due to fog in Delhi
Out of the sixteen domestic flights, nine were diverted to Jaipur and six to Lucknow, while one to Chandigarh. Six international flights — coming from
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India: maharajas in Jaipur
The Amber Fort and its inner citadel stand 11 km north of Jaipur, a city also known as the Pink City. Begun in 1592 and modified over the next 150 years it
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Over 80 flights affected by fog
by over two hours while four SpiceJet flights from Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Ahmedabad scheduled to arrive here at 7.45 am were diverted to Jaipur.
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Undertrial hangs self in central jail
JAIPUR: An under trial in Jaipur Central Jail committed suicide by hanging himself in the toilet on Wednesday. The jail authorities have informed the chief
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Jaipur gears up for celebrations… and other news

Jaipur gears up for celebrations
JAIPUR: The state capital is geared up for the colourful celebrations of Republic Day. Full dress rehearsals are on as hundreds of school boys and girls
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Does India need a crash course in civics?
Apart from Bangalore, a majority in Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur got the answer right. Overall, only 50% knew the answer. Even fewer people knew when the first
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Magic realism tries to bridge borders of hate
JAIPUR: This is where the ongoing cultural cold war may have briefly chilled out as Indian and Pakistani writers crossed metaphysical borders to commune in
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Cancer conference in Jaipur
Jaipur , Jan 24 Calling for a ban on tobbacco products, an oncologist today said that the government spends Rs 27000 crore a year to cure tobacco borne
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Delhi-Jaipur stretch to be bumpy ride for sometime
NEW DELHI: Considering that you pay Rs 110 as toll tax for driving on the 255-km stretch between Delhi and Jaipur of NH-8, it's not much to expect a
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Amitabh Bachchan make a trip to Jaipur

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The Jaipur Literary Festival had a special visitor. No one could have guessed and nothing could have been grander- after all it was Bollywood icon Amitabh
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Oscars not ultimate thing: Big B… and other news

Oscars not ultimate thing: Big B
JAIPUR: A day after Slumdog Millionaire bagged 10 Oscar nominations, with three for AR Rahman alone, Amitabh Bachchan struck a sobering note, pointing out
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Mathur named to head probe into Raje deals
JAIPUR: The state government on Friday announced that a three-member committee headed by Justice NN Mathur would look into the alleged corruption charges of
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Jaipur blasts: ATS suspects Sarvar made bombs
JAIPUR: Mohammad Sarvar Khan, who was arrested in connection with the Jaipur serial blasts from Azamgarh district in UP, is being suspected to be the brain
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Jaipur literary fest Diary: Day 3


Clearly the most significant day out of the five days of celebration of literature in Jaipur, literature enthusiasts witnessed some riveting sessions.
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Sunil Sethi: A page-turner in Pink City

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Jaipur: It wasn’t the big boys of the world of letters like Vikram Seth and William Dalrymple or opinion-makers such as Nandan Nilekani and Shashi Tharoor
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Bosch lifts lock out at Jaipur unit
2008 regarding strike by workmen and other announcement dated December 11, 2008 regarding Lockout at Jaipur Plant, that the workmen at the Jaipur plant
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NCR to run special train
KANPUR: To manage the rush of passengers from Howrah to Jaipur, the North Central Railways has decided to run a special train that will pass through the
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ATS custody for Jaipur blast accused
Jaipur, Jan 23: Mohammed Sarvar, an accused in the May 13 serial bomb blasts here, was on Friday remanded in ATS custody till February 4.
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Govt sets up commission to probe irregularities during Raje's term
Jaipur, Jan 23 (PTI) Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government today set up a three member commission headed by retired justice NN Mathur to enquire into the
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Oscar is not the ultimate recognition: Bachchan
Jaipur, Jan 23 (PTI) Superstar Amitabh Bachchan today said that Oscar awards should not be considered as the "ultimate recognition" for artists though he
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Management institute fraud runs deep… and other news

Management institute fraud runs deep
JAIPUR: It is not just Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) course of Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Jaipur which is not approved by All India
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Open on all sides, railway station still lacks security
JAIPUR: Even after several claims of strengthening security at Jaipur railway station, the premises remain an easy target for terrorists.
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Engineer held in Lucknow for Jaipur blasts
JAIPUR: In yet another arrest in the Jaipur serial blasts case, the anti-terrorist squad (ATS) of Rajasthan police brought Sarvar Khan, a resident of
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‘Azamgarh man bought cycles, planted bomb in Jaipur’
Lucknow: The Jaipur police has claimed that Azamgarh native Mohammad Sarvar, who was arrested from Lucknow on Wednesday, had bought the bicycles used in the
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Jaipur bomb ‘brain’ in net

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22: An Azamgarh engineer who allegedly helped put together the bombs for last May’s Jaipur blasts and later escaped during Delhi’s Jamianagar shootout has
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Celebrations at Jaipur literature fest for ‘Slumdog..’, Gulzar feted… and other news

Celebrations at Jaipur literature fest for ‘Slumdog..’, Gulzar feted
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The spirit of bonhomie at the Jaipur Literature Festival turned into celebratory cheer Thursday evening after the announcement that
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Slumdog Millionaire my first international nomination: Gulzar
Jaipur, Jan 22 (PTI) Noted lyricist Gulzar today expressed enormous pleasure at being internationally nominated for the first time for the British-Indian
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Towns are losing their history and smell, say Hindi writers
JAIPUR: Towns are no longer what they used to be. Globalisation and modernisation have combined to rob them of their art, history and culture.
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Julia Roberts visits Jaipur
Jaipur (IANS): "Pretty Woman" Julia Roberts came holidaying to Jaipur with her husband and kids, went sightseeing and enjoyed elephant and camel cart rides.
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Julia Roberts visits Jaipur, enjoys sightseeing, elephant rides
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) “Pretty Woman” Julia Roberts came holidaying to the picturesque Indian city of Jaipur with her husband and kids, went sightseeing and
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Raj police gets transit remand of second Jaipur blast accused
Lucknow , Jan 22 Mohammad Sarvar, wanted in connection with Jaipur blasts, was today taken to Rajasthan capital after the state police was granted his
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World is indifferent to writers, Vikram Seth says
By Rina Chandran JAIPUR, India (Reuters Life!) – The world is, at best, indifferent to most writers, but an author can get by with very little if he is
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All stories of India should be told to world: 'Q and A' author
Jaipur: Setting aside criticism from sections which accused the Golden Globe-winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ of being "too negative" a story about India,
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I write for the sake of the handkerchief: Vikas Swarup
Jaipur (IANS): He is no "Slumdog Millionaire", and neither is he the street-smart protagonist of this year's favourite at the Golden Globes.
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Jaipur Rapeseed, Rapeseed Oil, Rapeseed Meal
Jaipur, January 22 (Reuters) – Rapeseed prices in India's northern Rajasthan state including state capital Jaipur depicted a declining trend, traders said
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Jaipur literary fest kicks off… and other news

Jaipur literary fest kicks off


Jaipur, Jan 21: His Excellency, the Governor of Rajasthan, SK Singh, inaugurated the fourth DSC Jaipur Literature Festival in grand style today.
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Authors leave students spellbound
JAIPUR: The Jaipur Literature Festival, a jewel in the crown of Rajasthan, has set the state on an international map. But the much-awaited event is not just
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B Tech passout involvement in Jaipur blasts
"Saif has stated that Sarwar played an important role in planting the timers and explosives in Jaipur," Garg said. ADG Law & Order, Crime, Special Task
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Cooperative society awarded
21: The Nayuma Women's Cooperative Society was awarded first prize in the National Co-operative Fair 2009, held in Jaipur Rajasthan. The cooperative members
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Jaipur blast accused arrested
Lucknow: Sarvar, an accused in the May 13 Jaipur blasts case, was arrested on Wednesday night in a joint operation by the state Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and
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GIA intros courses in Jaipur, releases new catalog
"GIA India plans to focus on education this year, with the goal to reach six cities within the country, including Jaipur and Kolkata, by the year 2010," GIA
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Literature Festival begins, Jaipur all 'lit' up
Jaipur: Day 1 of the five-day Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off with the inauguration by the Governor of Rajasthan. The highlights of Day 1 included an
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One held in connection with Jaipur blasts
Sarvar was arrested from Tehri Pulia area of the city after a warrant was issued in his name by Jaipur police, UP ADG (Law and Order) Brijlal said.
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Hollywood actor Julia Roberts in Jaipur
Hollywood sensation Julia Roberts is in Jaipur on vacation. She arrived in the Pink city with two of her children on Tuesday and left for a hotel in the
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Royal treat for Kiran and Hina
Also, because of paucity of time I haven’t seen much of Jaipur but I really want to discover the city full of forts, palaces and architectural brilliance.
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Jaipur Literature Festival, not just for book lovers… and other news

Jaipur Literature Festival, not just for book lovers
JAIPUR: Set against the backdrop of terror and unrest, the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2009, focuses on a conglomeration of writers across the
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More monuments under Amber body Anindo
JAIPUR: Encouraged by the success story of Amber Fort restoration, the state government is planning to hand over more monuments to the Amber Development and
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BOOK BINGE – Play Q&A with authors at Jaipur lit-fest 2009
IF YOU love reading but want more than just books, head towards Jaipur this week. The Jaipur Literary Festival kicks off on Wednesday and will continue till
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Rahul to address party leaders in Jaipur
Jaipur , Jan 20 AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who is on his first visit to the city after the formation of Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in
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City on a literary high, literally!
A treat for travellers, shopaholics’ paradise and foodies favourite – Jaipur has always seen celebrities and tourists alike, eyeing it for its cultural
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Brunches a bunch in Jaipur
Jaipur is known for its lavish evening parties and nightouts but it seems that Jaipurwallas do not believe in wasting time as far as partying and meeting
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National art gallery gets a new wing with a view
The new wing, six times the space available at present in Jaipur House, was inaugurated by Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
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GIA India to Launch First Courses in Jaipur in February
The venue for the two classes will be the Hotel Park Prime in Jaipur. Registration closes on Jan. 27. To sign up for the classes and/or details contact:
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GIA India to Launch Courses in Jaipur
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is offering two gemological courses in Jaipur, the Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) diploma program and the
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India's literary luminaries gather for biggest book festival


NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — India's biggest literature festival kicks off this week in the historic "Pink City" of Jaipur in a celebration of the runaway
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