Jaipur

Rajasthan struggles as mucormycosis cases surge

Even as cases of mucormycosis are on the rise with reports suggesting over 750 cases of the rare fungal infection, the Rajasthan government claims only 100 reported cases of mucormycosis, also known as ‘black fungus’. Health minister Dr Raghu Sharma citing government records said there are only 100 patients. The state government has floated global...

Road named after war hero Lt Col Hoshiar Singh in Jaipur

One of the greatest war heroes of post-independent India, Lt Col Hoshiar Singh, was remembered on Tuesday at Jaipur. The hero of the battle of Basantar in the 1971 war against Pakistan and who was awarded the country’s biggest bravery and valour award Param Vir Chakra was honoured by naming a road after him. Jaipur’s...

Rajasthan: Protest against farm laws affects train movement

The impact of Rail Roko, the nationwide agitation against the farm laws, was witnessed in six districts of Rajasthan. In Jaipur, the agitators squatted on the railway track at the Jagatpura suburban railway station. The agitators also assembled at another suburban station, Gandhi Nagar, but the police cleared the crowd after the protestors stopped a...

Odisha gearing up to promote beach tourism

Odisha, which thrives on religious tourism, is working hard to develop beach tourism. Odisha will be soon competing with Goa and Kerala in attracting foreign as well as inland tourists. The Odisha government plans to make the state a top beach destination of the east. “Odisha is not just a hot spot for pilgrimage, but...

Citizens defied safety protocols in Jaipur to enjoy kite flying

Defying the COVID-19 protocols, the people of Jaipur enjoyed kite flying on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. It is one of the biggest festivals of the city where family members assemble on rooftops to fly kites and exchange pleasantries over various til (sesame) based eatables and also the local sweet, gazak along with pakoras. It...

JLF to go virtual amid COVID-19 pandemic

The 14th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will be held virtually next year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The JLF’s London and New York editions were also conducted in a virtual way this time. The virtual festival will be organised over two weekends from February 19 to 21 and February 26 to 28....

Rajasthan CM inaugurates organ donor memorial

The country’s first unique memorial—an organ donor memorial—was inaugurated by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday on the International Organ Donation Day. It was a special event for the city and the municipal corporation and other civic bodies of the state capital joined hands together by illuminating the historical buildings. The memorial, inspired by...

Migratory birds flock to Rajasthan for winter

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: With winter around the corner and people already witnessing a nip in the air, migratory birds have started arriving in various parts of Rajasthan to spend the winter. The biggest of the lot are Demoiselle Cranes that have arrived at villages near Jodhpur. Demoiselle Cranes, locally called Kurja, arrived in the first...

Mohan Bhagwat praises RSS’ role in combating COVID-19

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat during the two-day conference in Jaipur praised the role played by the RSS workers during the coronavirus crisis. He said that the COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest calamity that the country is facing and it is a test of patience for everyone. He claimed that RSS workers rose to the occasion...

Rajasthan govt issues notice to Jaipur hospital for conducting trial of Patanjali’s Coronil

The Rajasthan Health Department has served a notice to Jaipur’s NIMS hospital seeking an explanation on conducting trials of Patanjali Ayurved’s drug Coronil on coronavirus patients, an official said on Friday. “We served notice to the hospital on Wednesday evening seeking explanation in three days. The hospital did not inform the state government nor sought...

Congress brings Pilot to soothe rebellion in Gujarat Congress before RS polls

It seems Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has been entrusted by the Congress to ensure that Gujarat Congress does not follow the footsteps of the party’s Madhya Pradesh unit. Pilot met the Congress MLAs from Gujarat in Jaipur’s Shiv Vilas Hotel on Tuesday as the party frantically tried to keep its flock together ahead...

Gujarat Congress shifts MLAs to Jaipur, Udaipur ahead of RS polls

After the ongoing political battle in Madhya Pradesh that witnessed the shifting of MLAs by both the Congress and the BJP, both the parties are wrestling it out in Gujarat where the Rajya Sabha polls for four seats are scheduled on March 26. Following the experience in Madhya Pradesh, the Gujarat Congress, which is worried...