Jaipur, Feb.8 : Jahan Ara, who along with Afroz Begum became the first women Qazis of Rajasthan, said that she wants to change the present condition of the feminine gender and ensure that they get all rights granted to them according to Islam.
February 7 : Jaipur has an unmatched polo tradition with its royal family trying to keep the polo legacy alive. The game conjures up visions of aristocracy, excellence, style and rare athletic power. Jaipur's Saawa Man Singh II was one of the most famous polo players of 1950s and 60s. And now his great grandson, the young Maharaja of Jaipur, Padmanabh Singh, who has also taken up polo, has been chosen by a polo clothing company to become its brand amabassador, making it a first in the royal family. Rajasthan Post/TWF correspondent R. Pal caught up with him...
Jaipur, Feb 3 : Appropriate legal and structural frameworks to fight against terrorism is being created in the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.
Jaipur, Feb 2 : Describing terrorism as a global threat which poses an unprecedented challenge to all nations, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday asked the world to proscribe the countries that support or sponsor terrorism as an instrument of state policy.
Jaipur, Jan. 2 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) has certified India as free of neo-natal tetanus, said Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda, adding the country is poised to reach immunisation cover to 90 percent soon.
Jaipur, Feb 2 : All persons with disabilities will get a unique identity card within one-and-half years that will be valid throughout the country, union Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot said on Tuesday .
Pokhran, Feb. 1 : Three post office officials were detained on Monday on the charges of allegedly spying for Pakistan in Pokhran area of Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district.
New Delhi, Feb. 1 : In a major relief for Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea demanding Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the Dholpur Palace issue.
Jaipur, Feb. 1 : The All India Regional Editors Conference is set to begin in Jaipur today. Union ministers and editors from different parts of the country will discuss crucial policy decisions and programmes of the Centre.
Jaipur, Jan 31 : Two people have been ostracised by a Rajasthan caste panchayat for opposing the felling of trees in Udaipur district'sBichawada village.
Jaipur, 30 : Between Feb 5 and 14, Jaipur will host the first edition of the Travel Photo Jaipur, an international outdoor and travel photography festival that will include 14 photo exhibitions, two special interventions and a series of talks by eminent personalities from the global photography industry.
Jodhpur, Jan. 29 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday expressed its gratitude to the Indian Air Force for airlifting two of their personnel who got injured in an accidental mortar blast to a hospital in Jodhpur.
Jaipur, Jan 29 : One Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed on Friday while three others injured when a bomb exploded prematurely during an exercise in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, an official said.
Kolkata/Jhalawar, Jan 28 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday launched Mukhya Mantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan (MJSA), the country's largest water conservation campaigns in rural areas.
Jaipur, Jan 27 : No candidate wearing ear tops, rings, necklaces or pendants will be allowed to appear in an exam for teachers' recruitment in Rajasthan, officials said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Jan 27 : Rajasthan on Wednesday became the third state to join the union government's Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (Uday) scheme for restructuring the huge debts of state distribution companies (discoms).
New Delhi, Jan 27 : The Defence Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that an Indian Air Force fighter jet intercepted and shot down a 'balloon-like' object in Jaisalmer area of Rajasthan on Tuesday.
Jodhpur, Jan 27 : The city's blue-painted walls, the dark golden-yellow Mehrangarh Fort basking in the sun as it kisses its walls, the beginning of the Thar desert, the land of chivalrous Rajputs and Jodhpuri pagris - welcome to Jodhpur.
Jaipur, Jan. 26 : The Rajasthan Government on Tuesday rubbished reports of a clean chit being given to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in the Sky Light Hospitality case and said that the investigation in this regard was still on.
Barmer (Rajasthan), Jan. 26 : The Indian Air Force (IAF) claims to have located an unidentified balloon shaped object in Barmer today.
New Delhi, Jan 26 : A committee of 30 MPs will undertake a six-day visit to Rajasthan and Maharashtra from Wednesday to review the functioning of various organisations, an official said.
Jaipur, Jan 26 : An unidentified balloon-like object detected by the Indian Air Force was on Tuesday shot down by a fighter aircraft in Rajasthan's Barmer district, over 515 km from here.
Barmer, Jan 26 : The Indian Air Force's radar on Tuesday picked up an unidentified balloon-shaped object over Rajasthan's Barmer district, media reports said.
Barmer (Rajasthan), Jan.26 : In a bizarre incident, a fighter jet accidently dropped five bombs over Gugdi town in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Tuesday.
Jaipur, Jan 26 : The 67th Republic Day was celebrated with gaiety, fervour and enthusiasm in Rajasthan on Tuesday.
Jaipur, Jan 26 : Its demise was predicted as far as back as the 1930s but it endured, and even in our day, despite the internet and Google Maps allowing us to access any part of the world virtually on our devices, travel writing will stay as the best window into other cultures, says a panel of travelogue writers.
Jaipur, Jan 25 : How should we view the British Empire and its legacy for its former colonies? Was it one of the world's greatest modernising forces, as some historians claim, or was it only a destructive bane? The latter, says Congress politician Shashi Tharoor who maintains the only two benefits for India were cricket and the English language.
Jaipur, Jan 25 : The rise of the Islamic State is among the attempts by Sunni hardliners to reverse Shia Iran's gains in Iraq, and comes paradoxically at a time when Iran, long seen by the western world as the source of instability in the Middle East, is now being needed to manage the same instability, says regional expert Vali Nasr.
Bali, Jan 25 : The Indian government will start promoting birth spacing by expanding choice of contraceptives and improving quality healthcare in the country, Health Minister J.P. Nadda said here on Monday.
Jaipur, Jan 25 : A debate on Monday at the Jaipur Literature Festival on the limits on the freedom of speech turned into a political slugfest between supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in front of a mammoth and politically-divided crowd.
Jaipur, Jan 25 : A debate on the limits on the freedom of speech at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Monday turned into a political slug match between supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in front of a mammoth politically divided crowd.
Jaipur, Jan 25 : Tension gripped Dudu town in Rajasthan on Monday after a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was found defaced and pro-Islamic State slogans painted on it.
Jaipur, Jan 25 : The West is relinquishing its predominant role in global politics and economics to the East - Asia spreading from the Middle to the Far East - in this century and the significance of the ancient "Silk Roads", which were once the hub of commerce, culture and knowledge, is slowly getting restored, says a historian.
Jaipur, Jan 24 : He is widely recognised as English's most significant writer and it is a measure of William Shakespeare's eternal appeal and legacy that his plays can serve to unforgettably present a prism to view disparate societies widely dispersed in time and space -- even the astonishingly diverse "melting pot" that is America.
Jaipur, Jan 24 : It is possibly the unluckiest and harsh place to live, with residents not only facing a dangerous, deprived existence but added indignities like a "calorie count" for the food to be allotted to them and the virtual impossibility of going outside the area. But the people of the Gaza Strip are still resilient and would not like to be labelled victims, says a prominent Palestinian activist and other observers.
Jaipur, Jan 24 : Much on the toxic memories and legacies around Partition in 1947, which continue to create bad blood even seven decades later arise out of misconceptions about its reasons, dynamics, and processes and its important to clarify these so both India and Pakistan move beyond assigning blame to healing, say some historians of the event.
There is something for everyone at the Jaipur Literature Festival. So when a session on Writing For Children, Writing as Children, was up with anchors like Nandana Dev Sen, Jerry Pinto, Paro Anand and Nayanika Mahtani, talk about these authors, their books, novels and their thought process was bound to be there, including some laughter and fun. But a class VI student of Jaipur's Maharaja Sawai Mansingh Vidyalaya, Jiyan Roytalukdar, who sat through the session, only wonders why are the children never asked what interests them. Here he pens a report for Rajasthan Post
Jaipur, Jan 24 : Less than half a dozen cities, almost all ports, of the British Empire are enough to give a vivid idea of character, rise and fall over two centuries, says British politician, historian and writer Tristram Hunt.
Jaipur, Jan 23 : It was one of the earliest and most defining images of the troubles of Afghanistan ever seen, with the portrait of a teenaged girl with the haunting but mesmerising green eyes which seemed to encapsulate both the trauma and resilience of a war-torn country, but legendary American photographer Steve McCurry said it happened quite accidentally.
Jaipur, Jan 23 : To strive towards ending income inequality, it is imperative the tax structure be reformed to raise the tax to GDP ratio, which would also entail the world's rich agreeing to higher taxes, including in India, says renowned French economist Thomas Piketty.
Jaipur, Jan 23 : Noted poet Uday Prakash said on Saturday that the BJP government government at the centre is trying to scuttle the award wapsi movement foreseeing the Uttar Pradesh elections which are due early next year. Uday Prakash was the first writer to return his Sahitya Akademi award, sparking a nation-wide debate on intolerance.
Jaipur, Jan 23 : Writers, like Saadat Hasan Manto, brought out the horrors of Partition much more vividly than historians, but the need now is to go beyond the horrors to healing, says Pakistani-American historian Ayesha Jalal.
Jaipur, Jan 23 : Veteran poet Ashok Vajpeyi said on Saturday he wouldn't reclaim the award he has returned to Sahitya Akademi citing intolerance in the country.
Jaipur, Jan 23 : After filmmaker Karan Johar's remark on growing intolerance in the country, actress Kajol on Saturday said there was "insensitivity" in India and that people were turning oversensitive on certain issues.
Jaipur, Jan. 23 : The Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Rajasthan and seven others were booked by the Ajmer police at the Bandarsindri Police Station in connection with harassment of a Dalit scholar.
Jaipur, Jan 22 : It is seen as a glamourous branch of journalism which has drawn the most famous writers and politicians - Arthur Conan Doyle, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Edgar Rice Burroughs - but war reporting is also the most lethal for its practitioners, given they face a situation where their very lives are on the line.
Jaipur, Jan 22 : The vice chancellor of Central University in Rajasthan and seven other officials have been booked after a Dalit student complained of harassment, police said on Friday.
Jaipur, Jan 22 : Dalits need to unite and fight the unjust system rather than taking their own lives, says Bant Singh, a Dalit activist from Punjab who lost his arms and leg in an attack by upper caste members.
Jaipur, Jan 22 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Rajasthan was facing a debt crisis because of its financial mismanagement and its functioning had led to severe stress on the agrarian sector, a senior functionary of the opposition Congress said.
Jaipur, Jan 22 : Writers run the risk of didacticism if they turn into activists, says Marlon James, the first Jamacian to win the Booker Prize in 2015.
Jaipur, Jan 22 : The western intervention in Afghanistan was flawed from the very start in its rationale, goals and implementation, which accounts for why their over a decade long military involvement ended without securing peace in the country, and may have made it more dangerous, says British journalist Christina Lamb who has been covering the region for nearly three decades.
Jaipur, Jan.21 : Asia's largest literary festival kicked off in pink city Jaipur on Thursday in a testament to the growing global influence of Indian literature and its appeal to both publishers and authors.
New Delhi, Jan 21 : Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, bagged the award of the world's best hotel at the Travellers' Choice award organised by TripAdvisor, a popular travel website.
Jaipur, Jan 21 : In an effort to get Indian languages better represented on the internet, Google said it was hosting a "Love Your Language" forum at the five-day Jaipur Literature Festival that commenced here on Thursday.
Jolpa (Rajasthan), Jan 21 : In Rajasthan's stark desert hinterland, Jolpa, a small village inhabited by a poor farming community, has been the home to a uniquely architectured historic temple for more than 800 years. It was only when their iconic temple began to deteriorate that the Jolpa people came together to value its history.
Sawai Madhopur, Jan 21 : Rajasthan has added a new festival to its annual calendar, the Sawai Madhopur utsav. Sawai Madhopur celebrated the Foundation Day of the city of Sawai Madhopur for the first time as 'Sawai Madhopur Utsav' on 19 and 20 January this year. This was the day on which Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I established the city of Sawai Madhopur.
Jaipur, Jan 21 : Jaipur's January jamboree is here. Starting Jan 21, it will run through five days till Jan 25. So if you happen to be in the Pink City during the period, don't make the mistake of skipping the literary extravaganza - the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), because other than the illustrious authors, the invigorating debates, the celebrity gawking, the romance of the Diggi Palace, the sprawling lawns of the heritage palace, the Diggipur ki masala chai, the divine morning music, the melodious musical nights will warm up you, despite the chill in the January air.
Jaipur, Jan 20 : As many as 11 deaths have been reported this year in Rajasthan due to the highly contagious H1N1 virus, popularly known as swine flu, officials said.
Jaipur, Jan 20 : India's most democratic, free spirited literary festival, the Jaipur Literature Festival takes off two days on, at its heritage site-the Diggi Palace. But already a PIL regarding the cramped venue is in the High Court, waiting to be heard. Diggi Palace owners Thakur Ram Pratap Singh Diggi and wife Jyotika Kumari are not worried as they prepare for their annual literary sojourn. The Rajasthan Post team caught up with them
Jaipur, Jan.19 : To spread the message of road safety in the city, Mr.Yunus Khan, Cabinet Minister, Transport and Mr. Babu lalji Verma, Minister of State, Transport, Govt of Rajasthan flagged-off the 'Safe and Clean Ride', a rally to celebrate Rajasthan Road Safety Week from Birla auditorium. The rally was led by India's number one E-bike manufacturer, Hero Electric.