Thursday, January 24, 2019

Rajasthan Police to protect runaway couples, sets up special helpline

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Acting upon the Rajasthan High Court's order, Additional Director General of Police (Civil Rights) Janga Srinivas Rao on Wednesday issued a letter directing all district and division heads to protect couples who elope and marry against the wishes of their... read..

Teji Grover bags distinguished translator award

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Noted poet, essayist, painter and translator Teji Grover was awarded the Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award on Wednesday.... read..

Panel explores different modes of storytelling

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Different modes of storytelling, other than a novel, that writers employ to express themselves, and how and why they do so were explored in a panel discussion on Wednesday at Jaipur BookMark, the South Asian publishing conclave that runs parallel to Jaipu... read..

500 speakers from over 30 countries set to participate in JLF 2019 amid tight security (Curtain Raiser)

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Described as "the greatest literary show on earth", the much-anticipated 2019 edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), starting Thursday, will see participation of over 500 speakers across 15 Indian and 12 international languages, representing ove... read..

History, mythology to be in focus at JLF 2019

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Conversations ranging from ancient civilisations to wars that changed the course of history and intriguing narratives by mystics and from mythologies will be in focus at the 2019 edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), the organisers said.... read..

Jaipur BookMark kicks off in Pink City ahead of JLF (Lead)

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Jaipur BookMark, the South Asian publishing conclave that runs parallel to Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), kicked off on Wednesday amid celebrations marked by beating of drums and rhythms of traditional instruments at the Diggi Palace here.... read..

Free speech under threat in India, apathy on state's part: Frankfurt Book Fair CEO

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Free speech is facing a threat in India sprouting from "religious motivations, political biases and social judgments" and this reflects "apathy" on the part of the state, Juergen Boos, the President and CEO of the Frankfurt Book Fair, observed on Wednesda... read..

Jaipur BookMark kicks off in Pink City ahead of JLF

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
Jaipur BookMark, the South Asian publishing conclave that runs parallel to Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), kicked off on Wednesday amid celebrations marked by beating of drums and rhythms of traditional instruments at Diggi Palace here.... read..

Publishing insiders to talk 'business' at Jaipur BookMark, starting Wednesday (Curtain Raiser)

Jaipur |Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
The Who's Who of the publishing business, including top editors and CEOs of leading publishing houses, bookstores and book fairs from India and abroad will participate from Wednesday in Jaipur BookMark, the South Asian publishing conclave that runs parall... read..

Not just books, music and fashion to also charm JLF audience

Jaipur |Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Touted as the "greatest literary show on Earth", the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will engage its audience with a slew of music, dance, and fashion performances, along with hundreds of sessions by leading writers and thinkers from across the ... read..

Rajasthan government failed to keep word on unemployment allowance, loan waiver: Javadekar

Jaipur |Tuesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday hit out at Congress-ruled Rajasthan government for its failure to implement unemployment allowance and loan waiver promises.... read..

Preparations in full-swing for JLF 2019 (IANS Special)

Jaipur |Tuesday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
The Pink City is barely a day away from becoming the hub of writers, thinkers and public intellectuals from India and abroad as the 2019 edition of Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off on Thursday. IANS was privy to the ongoing preparations for the festiv... read..

Suspected LeT member arrested in Jaipur airport

Jaipur |Monday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
The NIA and Rajasthan's Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Monday arrested Mohammad Hussain, a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) member, from Jaipur airport, officials said.... read..

Working to find opportunities for youths, says Rajasthan Dy CM Sachin Pilot

Jodhpur (Rajasthan) | January 20, 2019 8:11:32 PM IST
Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Sunday said that his government was working to find new opportunities for the youths in the state for their gainful engagements.... read..

BJP worker held in connection with Prahlad Bandhwar's murder

Pratapgarh (Rajasthan) [India] | January 19, 2019 11:41:34 AM IST
Police in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh arrested Manish Bairagi, a BJP worker, in connection with the murder of Madhya Pradesh BJP leader Prahlad Bandhwar.... read..

Swine flu in Rajasthan: Toll reaches 48 as 5 more die

Jaipur |Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Five people in Rajasthan have reportedly died on Saturday due to swine flu, taking the death toll to 48 in just the first 19 days of 2019, health officials said.... read..

Rajasthan cabinet approves removal of education criteria for local body polls

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India] | January 18, 2019 6:41:34 AM IST
The Rajasthan cabinet approved two amendments bills - Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2019, and the Rajasthan Municipalities (Amendment) Bill, 2019 - to end the minimum educational qualification condition for contesting the local body elections... read..

Rajasthan medical college implements dress code , Health ministry slams it

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India] | January 18, 2019 7:11:32 PM IST
Resident doctors, medical staff and undergraduate students of Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh Medical College will now be required to follow a blue dress code, including donning blazers worth Rs 3000 of the same colour.... read..

Rajasthan: 2 killed, 28 injured as overloaded bus turns turtle near Marwar Junction

Marwar Junction (Rajasthan) [India] | January 17, 2019 4:11:37 PM IST
Two children were killed and 28 students injured when the overloaded school bus in which they were travelling overturned near here on Thursday.... read..

Rajasthan: Villagers claim receiving condoms in reply to RTI query

Hanumangarh (Rajasthan) [India] | January 17, 2019 11:11:31 PM IST
Two residents from Chhani Bari village of Bhadra Tehsil in the village have alleged of receiving condoms in reply to their Right to Information (RTI) query.... read..

A school that challenged the claustrophobic orthodoxy of 'purdah' (IANS Special Series)

Jaipur |Sunday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Located in the heart of the capital of Rajasthan, this all-girls school, started by an erstwhile queen, began a silent revolution in 1943 when the region was steeped in the claustrophobic orthodoxy of the ‘purdah' system for women.... read..

What a woman! She battled personal odds to become crusader against child marriages (IANS Special Series)

Jaipur |Sunday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Her struggle for survival began even before she was born. Her own family members wanted to kill her in her mother's womb after her father abandoned them. Rajasthan-based Kriti Bharti had been fighting ever since -- which eventually led her to battle for t... read..

Hindu migrants from Pakistan living a life of homeless wanderers, courtesy Indian red-tapism (Social Feature)

Jodhpur |Tuesday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
At a time when the world is battling one of its biggest refugee crises, India has its own share of the problem -- thousands of Hindu migrants from Pakistan remain stranded at this Rajasthan transit hub. They have been awaiting their citizenship papers for... read..
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