Undertrial escapes from custody on way to court… and other news

Undertrial escapes from custody on way to court
JAIPUR: An undertrial lodged in Jodhpur Central Prison today escaped from police custody with the help of his five associates while being taken to a court
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Branded as tantrik, man tries to kill self
Jaipur: A 60-year-old man attempted to commit suicide by setting himself on fire late on Saturday evening after his neighbours termed him tantrik (a man who
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Rajasthan: Time to raise workers' wages?
Jaipur: In Rajasthan, workers and people's groups have launched a Mazdoor Haq Yatra to demand an increase in minimum wages for workers under MNREGA which is
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Peace march in Jaipur before verdict
People from different walks of faith joined hands and took out a peace march in the markets of Jaipur's walled city on Monday and pledged for harmony in
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Illegal arms unit raided: 1 held
JAIPUR: One person was arrested and two firearms seized from an illegal arms-manufacturing unit in Kallapur village under Sarmathura police station of
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Kin of silicosis victims in Jodhpur to get Rs 1 lakh each
JAIPUR: It is a victory of sorts at the end of a long battle for the kin of the silicosis victims in Jodhpur. In a rare gesture, chief minister Ashok Gehlot
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Tension in Churu, 12 injured in clash
JAIPUR: Tension prevailed in Sardarshahr area of Churu district during a clash between bandh supporters and traders over death of cows in the area on Monday
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Rowdies attack braveheart ABVP leader
JAIPUR: Rajasthan University (RU) is on the boil since the students' union elections results were announced. On Monday, the president of Rajasthan College
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Mayor leaves for France amid protests
JAIPUR: Mayor Jyoti Khandelwal left for France on Monday to participate in Unesco's Indian Heritage Network and France's Historic Cities Association
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Peace march ahead of Ayodhya verdict
JAIPUR: Worried over a possible law and order situation in the Walled City area in the wake of the Ayodhya verdict, various religious leaders participated
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DU girl and gang held for break-ins stayed in 5-star hotels… and other news

DU girl and gang held for break-ins stayed in 5-star hotels

The gang later expanded its activities to Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan, Vadodara and Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Mumbai." The police said the gang members
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Reliving the music and memories of Mallikarjun Mansur
Lovers of north Indian classical music paid tributes to the doyen of Jaipur and Gwalior gharana during his two-day birth centenary celebrations in the
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Meet the hip-hoppers
For the last few years, Sanjay Dhaka, 17, would walk to a desolate cybercafe on the Jaipur-Bikaner highway and download clips to satiate his curiosity for
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30K applicants still waiting for their dream houses
JAIPUR: With a huge backlog of registered applicants, getting a house from the housing board is a pipe dream for many newcomers to the city.
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CBI sleuths on the trail of 'missing' Azam
JAIPUR: A day after Mohammad Azam Khan was found missing from Udaipur, reports indicate that the CBI team in Gujarat is also looking for him.
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Three schoolkids die in road mishap
JAIPUR: Three schoolchildren, aged between 10 to 12 years, were killed in an accident when the autorickshaw in which they were travelling collided with a
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20-year-old gangraped, killed in Rajasthan
JAIPUR: A 20-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped and murdered in Malarana Dungar area of Sawai Madhopur on Saturday. One of the accused, Ram Singh,
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Dacoit threatens Dholpur jailer, security beefed up
JAIPUR: Feroz Ahmad, Dholpur jail jailer, is being guarded since notorious dacoit Pappu, brother of Jagan Gujjar, called on his cellphone and threatened to
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State set to launch campaign to fight malaria
JAIPUR: The state health department will launch anti-larval activities in the state in the first two weeks of October. Malaria has registered a steep
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Help for tourists

Jaipur, Sept. 25: Two foreigners who had mistakenly forgotten their camera and a bag in a train in Jaipur got them back in less than 24 hours, thanks to the
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Raj shows the way: 1st women cop battalion… and other news

Raj shows the way: 1st women cop battalion
JAIPUR: Chief minister Ashok Gehlot inducted the first women batch of 480 police personnel into the newly created Hadirani Battalion of the state police
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Rare surgery: German doc pulls and 'staples' intestine
JAIPUR: In a rare surgery performed for the first time in the state, doctors pulled out the intestine of a patient and "stapled" it back after removing a
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Traders protest police inaction over burglaries
JAIPUR: The traders in Vidhyadhar Nagar area on Sunday demonstrated against police apathy to growing incidents of burglaries. They went on a warpath when
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Where is the road, wonder tourists
JAIPUR: Condition of the city roads is such that a foreign tourist was compelled to exclaim, "Where is the road, in this otherwise beautiful city!
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Scribe kept in jail for 5 days
JAIPUR: Anil Aran, a freelance journalist, alleged that an IAS probationer, Tina Soni, issued orders to demolish his house on the pretext that the house was
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Govt to hire 1000 traffic wardens
JAIPUR: In what can be good news for those Pink City residents who have zeal to serve their city, Jaipur's traffic department will recruit 1000 traffic
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Ex-dy mayor's wife commits suicide
JAIPUR: The wife of Jaipur's former deputy mayor Vimal Kumawat allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train on Saturday.
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Alert cops in Jaipur take no chance
JAIPUR: The police continued with the drive against mischief-mongers on Saturday night in wake of the Ayodhya dispute and arrested 80 people for either
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Rajiv Jain elected as new Chairman of GJEPC… and other news

Rajiv Jain elected as new Chairman of GJEPC
Less than 24 hours after he was elected Chairman of the GJEPC, diamondworld.net met up with Rajiv Jain at his office in Jaipur to congratulate him on his
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20-yr-old girl gangraped, murdered in Jaipur
PTI, Updated: September 25, 2010 14:05 IST Jaipur: A 20-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped and murdered in Rajasthan's Sawaimadhopur district,
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Silicosis wreaks havoc as illegal stone quarries flurry in Rajasthan
JAIPUR: Seated outside the clinic of respiratory diseases specialist Dr SN Jagotia in Bhilwara town, 300 km from Rajasthan's capital Jaipur, Mangwana Ram
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ABVP members held for attack on RU teacher
JAIPUR: The police on Friday arrested two members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for allegedly manhandling chief proctor of Rajasthan
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Another worker dies in Makrana mines
JAIPUR: The killing fields of Makrana marble mines continues to take its toll on workers. On Thursday afternoon, one Mangilal Meghwal, a 30-year-old worker,
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Death threat to jailer for raid in jail
JAIPUR: While the state jail department is yet to recover from the shock of Jodhpur jailer's murder, a notorious dacoit and brother of Jagan Gujjar on
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Dalit woman beaten to death in Bhilwara
JAIPUR: A 50-year-old Dalit woman was beaten to death by five persons after they allegedly branded her witch in Kaniya village under Gulabpura police
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Widows of silicosis victims on hunger-strike
JAIPUR: With no relief in sight, the widows of about 50 reported silicosis victims have literally taken to the streets in Jodhpur.
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Joshi raps ministers, harps on performance
JAIPUR: Ministers facing corruption charges in the Ashok Gehlot-government have been placed under the party leadership's scanner.
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Mins give Int'l Deaf Day celebrations a miss
JAIPUR: While our politicians always pledge to work for the underprivileged and the marginalised, on Friday they seemed to do a u-turn on their
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Jaipur Foot gives new lease of life to 2-year-old… and other news

Jaipur Foot gives new lease of life to 2-year-old
Jaipur: At first glance, Babu looks like any ordinary two-year-old, but a closer look at his feet reveals how special he is, as both of them are fitted with
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District consumer forums failed to act on time: Survey District consumer forums
JAIPUR: The district consumer forums have failed to redress the grievances of the consumers on time, as per the findings of a survey.
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Police bust robber gang: 5 held
JAIPUR: A possible gang war was averted after the Jawahar Circle police, on Saturday busted a gang of robbers. The robbers were allegedly planning a dacoity
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Bail plea of RECL officials rejected Bail plea of RECL
JAIPUR: A court in Dholpur on Saturday rejected bail application of four Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Limited (RECL) officials arrested in connection
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Summit to discuss heart rhythm issues words
JAIPUR. More than 250 physicians will witness live cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implant procedures on Sunday. The technique helps improve the
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Earthquake tremors felt in state Earthquake tremors felt
JAIPUR: The tremors of the earthquake that shook Afghanistan during wee hours on Saturday were felt in parts of Rajasthan, including Jaipur.
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Jailor stabbed to death
JODHPUR/JAIPUR: A jailor in Jodhpur Central jail was stabbed to death by an inmate on Saturday. The incident occurred when the jailor, Bharat Bhushan Bhat
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Jaipur Foot helps toddler to take his first step
JAIPUR: The first steps that 21-month-old Bhawishy Mehwal took are now hopes for the differently-abled children. When he was two months old, both his legs
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Sreelatha Menon: Reviving the swadeshi looms
The other effort is Artisans Forum which is being created by the Jaipur Rugs Foundation (a top name in the carpet industry) and the Institute of Rural
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Freight rate for Jaipur, Gwalior rise… and other news

Freight rate for Jaipur, Gwalior rise
New Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) Freight rates for ten metric tonne load section for Jaipur and Gwalior rose Rs 500 each in the local truck transport market today on
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NTT students climb atop water tank in Jaipur
16 Nursery Teachers Training (NTT) students, including 12 girls, today climbed atop an 18-mt high water storage tank here and threatened to jump if the
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Leaders plea for peace and harmony in state
JAIPUR: To quell the underlying fears of a communal outbreak ahead of the Allahabad High Court order on the disputed site at Babri Masjid on September 24,
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Public outcry likely on allocation of sandstone quarries
JAIPUR: A public outcry is expected after the mining department recently allocated more than two quarries per applicant in a recently held lottery of
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UDH stresses on reviving Operation Pink
JAIPUR: To tackle the menace of illegal construction and encroachment of public space, Urban Development and Housing (UDH) department organised a meeting on
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Ajmer jail overcrowded with terrorist prisoners
The most important are Jalees Ansari and Habib, who were the masterminds of Mumbai serial bomb blast and also accused in Purohit ji ka Kalla blast of Jaipur
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Threat of honour killing' unabated
On Saturday, three cases in which couples demanded police security fearing backlash from their families were reported in Jaipur, Alwar and Ajmer districts.
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Blurred line between criminals and law enforcers
JAIPUR: It is a world where the line between law enforcers and criminals often gets blurred. If a common man sees the way criminals get friendly and mix
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Homeguard gave knife to jailer's killer for '160
Although the incident is seen an act of revenge by Narendra, whom Bhat had reportedly beaten up in a Jaipur jail in 2007, there is an element of mystery in
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Cold winds bring temp down in state
JAIPUR: Thanks to strong cold winds, the temperature dropped by a few degrees Celsius, despite the withdrawing monsoon rains in the state.
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14 authors vie for South Asian literature prize… and other news

14 authors vie for South Asian literature prize

At the Jaipur Literature Festival, the organisers had floated the idea of instituting the prize for South Asian Literature. On Tuesday, the first steps for
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Gujjar mahapanchayat to discuss quota issue today
JAIPUR: The issue of special reservation for Gujjar community in the state will reverberate once again at a mahapanchayat being held near Gangapur City on
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Jhalawar clash: One more dies
JAIPUR: A day after police and members of Bhil tribe clashed in Manoharthana town of Jhalawar district, one more person died on Tuesday.
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Pregant woman dies, attendants protest against negligence'
JAIPUR: Following the death of a patient due to alleged medical negligence, attendants demonstrated at the Zanana Hospital on Tuesday.
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Rally by lawyers in city peaceful, strike continues
JAIPUR: Continuing their strike against alleged irregularities in the additional district judges (ADJs recruitment examination, lawyers of the Rajasthan
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Infant deaths down in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) A five-year-long project on reproductive and child health in Rajasthan has yielded encouraging results, bringing down infant deaths in
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HC issues notices on residential scheme for scribes
Jaipur, Sep 21 (PTI) The Rajasthan High Court has issued notices to concerned government functionaries in connection with cancellation of the second phase
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14 authors on South Asian literature prize long-list
The DSC Ltd organises the Jaipur Literature Festival in the pink city every year. The long-list includes 'Way to Go' by Upamanyu Chatterjee, 'The Middleman'
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NTT students withdraw agitation in Jaipur
JAIPUR: 16 Nursery Teachers Training (NTT) students, who climbed atop a water storage tank, had called off their agitation following assurance by the
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Girl thwarts kidnap attempt
JAIPUR: A girl was allegedly kidnapped by two persons from Dadabari area on Sunday night but she managed to escape from their clutches.
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