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Court order to shift Maderna, Bishnoi

A local court on Monday has ordered to shift suspended Congress legislators Mahipal Maderna and Malkhan Singh Bishnoi from Jodhpur to Jaipur and Ajmer respectively. The court passed this order when the prosecution questioned their stay at private hospitals in Jodhpur. Mr Maderna and Mr Bishnoi, both arrested over the abduction and murder of nurse Bhanwari Devi, argued that they were under treatment for various ailments. But the court observed that if needed, they can be treated in Jaipur and Ajmer.

Salman, others don’t appear before court

A local court on Monday in Jodhpur has postponed the hearing in infamous blackbuck poaching case against Bollywood star Salman Khan along with Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre. The court posted the matter for March 23 to frame revised charges against the film stars. The court had exempted them from making personal presence for Monday’s hearing. But the film stars were asked to appear in person in next hearing.

Kos Minars lie in ruins, face threat


The Kos Minars built by Emperor Akbar on the highway from Agra to Ajmer are struggling to retain their glory and existence. Rapid urbanisation resulted in encroachment upon the tall mile stones. A group of residents in Jaipur took legal course for preservation of the Kos Minars.

Cops grill Jaipur Litfest producer

The Jaipur police on Tuesday questioned Jaipur Literature Festival producer Sanjoy Roy in connection with an FIR against sociologist Ashis Nandy and him.

Stay put, cops tell litfest producer

The 6th Jaipur Literature Festival ended on Monday while the police asked the producer of the JLF, Mr Sanjoy Roy, not to leave the city till the investigation in a criminal complaint against author and sociologist Ashis Nandy.

Jaipur litfest organisers give cops Nandy’s video

The organisers of the Jaipur Literature Festival handed over a video of author and sociologist Ashis Nandy’s alleged remarks saying people from the SC, ST and OBC communities were the most corrupt.

Dalai: India, China must cement ties

The Dalai Lama at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday—PTI

Amid threats of protest and tight security, the Jaipur DSC Literature Festival began on Thursday with the chanting of Buddhist mantra and music. Nobel laureate Dalai Lama was centre of attraction on Day 1 as he delivered a strong message of peace and harmony.

‘Won’t let any Pak author participate’

After a Muslim group threatened to launch a protest if authors, who read out from a book of Salman Rushdie, were allowed to participate in the Jaipur Literature Festival, now the BJP Youth wing members staged a protest saying that they will not let any Pakistani author and writer to participate in the festival.

Babbar gives socialism touch

The participants at the Congress chintan shivir discussed varied issues, ranging from women’s empowerment, social media to Naxal problem.

5,000 policemen to guard Cong shivir

A view of Birla Auditorium, the main venue for the Congress’ chintan shivir, in Jaipur on Thursday. 	— PTI

The pink city of Jaipur has been decked up for the Congress chintan shivir (brainstorming session), scheduled to begin Friday, while VVIPs have started arriving in Jaipur.

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