Jodhpur

India-France to engage in joint air exercise at Jodhpur starting Jan 19

At a time when India is locked in a bitter standoff with China at the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, France and India will engage in the Skyros joint air exercise that will be held from January 19-25 at Rajasthan’s Jodhpur. The exercise will see India’s newly acquired Rafale fighter jets...

Body of Captain Ankit Gupta recovered after 6 days

Six days after an Army commando, Captain Ankit Gupta, drowned in Jodhpur’s Takhat Sagar lake, the Navy divers were finally able to retrieve his body on Tuesday. The body was trapped between two rocks inside the water body. Captain Ankit Gupta drowned six days ago during a para jumping exercise in the reservoir. The Army...

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...

No Dussehra celebration at Ravan Ka Chabutra

The people of Jodhpur will not be able to celebrate Dussehra this time. The district administration has ordered that Dussehra celebrations will not be allowed this time at Ravan Ka Chabutra in the old historic city. The annual event is celebrated by burning the effigy of Ravana at Ravan Ka Chabutra, a small congested place...

Sachin Pilot receives warm welcome in Ashok Gehlot’s home turf

Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who led a rebellion against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, received a tumultuous welcome in Jodhpur on Thursday. On Thursday, Sachin Pilot had gone to Jodhpur, the home town of Ashok Gehlot, to offer condolence to the family of former Union minister Jaswant Singh, who passed away recently. Sachin Pilot reached Jodhpur...

Pakistan trying to politicise death of Hindu migrants in India

Pakistan is trying to politicise the recent death of 11 members of a Hindu migrant family in a mass suicide. The 11 members, belonging to a migrant family killed themselves in a village near Jodhpur in August this year. According to the Rajasthan police, the recovery of a written note from a shack in Jodhpur...

Jodhpur: 11 migrants from Pakistan found dead

Eleven members of a family, all migrants from Sindh province of Pakistan, were found dead in mysterious circumstances in Jodhpur district. The incident took place in village Lorta Achlawta under Dechu police station of Jodhpur district. These migrants from Sangra district in Sindh province of Pakistan migrated to India in 2014. Lone survivor The family...

Ashok Gehlot locks horns with Union minister Shekhawat

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has locked horns with Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and both of them are involved in wordy duel accusing each other. Gehlot for over a fortnight has been trading charges against Shekhawat for causing the political impasse in the state with the sole motive of pulling...

11 dead, 3 injured in road accident

At least 11 people were killed and three others seriously injured after a truck and cabin pickup collided on Saturday morning on a highway in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district, police said. Those who lost their lives in the accident include six women, four men and a child mostly from the Bolero Camper. The police are trying...

Woman IAF officer chased by men in Jodhpur

A flying officer of the Indian Air Force was allegedly chased by some men in a car who passed lewd comments and made obscene gestures at her, police said on Monday. A youth has been arrested in connection with the case while a search is on for two of his accomplices. The officer, who is...