Monthly Archives: January 2017

Local MLAs put Jaipur Development Authority to sword for inaction

JAIPUR: Local legislatorshighlighted the failure of Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) in preventing encroachments on government land. At a review meeting held at JDA headquarters, chaired by urban development and housing (UDH) minister Srichand Kriplani, city MLAs alleged that JDA officials had failed to take any action against encroachments in their respective constituencies despite informing …

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1-year-old girl branded with hot iron in Bhilwara

JAIPUR: Close on the heels of death of a two-year-old girl branded with hot iron in Bhilwara, similar case has come into light when a one-year-old girl was rushed to Mahatma Gandhi hospital in Bhilwara after she was branded with hot iron rods by ‘tantriks’. She was brought to the hospital a day ago …

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‘Haunted’ Kuldhara destroyed by earthquake not abandoned: Study

JAISALMER: The ruins of Paliwal villages, including picturesque Kuldhara and Khaba, in Jaisalmer are not due to mass evacuation but are results of an big earthquake. Paliwal villages, scattered around here, have been lying deserted for years and it is believed that the Paliwals of Kuldhara left overnight due to the atrocities of Diwan Jalim Singh. Stories …

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24-meter long underpass proposed between SMS hospital & trauma centre

JAIPUR: For seamless connectivity between SMS hospital and trauma centreopposite to it on Tonk Road the Jaipur Development Authority(JDA) has proposed to construct a 24-meter long underpass. The width of the underpass will be 10-feet. JDA has prepared an initial design and appointed a Pune-based consulting firm to prepare the final detailed project report (DPR). The firm …

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Court acquits former Congress minister Babu Lal Nagar in rape case

JAIPUR: Former Congress minister Babu Lal Nagar was acquitted of rape charges by the Jaipur district and sessions court on Monday. Nagar was arrested by the CBI on October 25, 2013 on charges of raping a married woman after allegedly calling her to his government bungalow in the Civil Lines here on the pretext of giving her a government job. …

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Gujaratis not going for gold monetization schemes

AHMEDABAD: While Gujarat may be among the biggest consumers of gold among the states of India, buyers of the precious metal here are reluctant to invest in gold monetization schemes (GMS). A study carried out by IIM, Ahmedabad found that residents of Gujarat are less inclined towards investing in gold bonds or …

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Parents of girls who elope abuse habeas corpus: High Court

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court has strongly condemned the misuse of habeas corpus petition by parents of daughters who elope with their lovers against the wishes of their elders. The HC deplored the practice of petitioners activating the police mechanism through a habeas corpus petition, to find the girl and secure her “presence in a …

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Man hangs self, family alleges cuckolding

AHMEDABAD: A 37-year-old man hanged himself at his home in Chandkheda on January 11. Members of his family have accused his wife of abetting his suicide. Chandkheda police have started investigations on the basis of call records. The family of the deceased say that the accused woman, a lab technician, …

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Granddaughter of reformed bootlegger set to don khaki

AHMEDABAD: A grandmother in Shahpur, a reformed bootlegger, is on a personal high. Neeruben Dataniya’s granddaughter, Vanita, 24, is all set to don the khaki uniform after clearing the written test held in the first week of January, for the post of police sub inspector (PSI). Vanita is a bright student with …

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Hindu girl secures custody of Muslim girlfriend

AHMEDABAD: In a sort of reverse of the ‘love-jihad’ motif, a Hindu girl has secured custody of her Muslim girlfriend by approaching Gujarat high court. The 23-year-old Muslim girl from the city repeatedly told the high court that she was happy with her friend from Jamnagar and wanted to stay with her only. …

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