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Denied LS ticket by BJP, Jaswant Singh says will file nomination on Monday

Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who is upset at being denied a ticket by the party to contest the coming Lok Sabha elections from his home town of Barmer, confirmed on Sunday that he would file his nomination from there on Monday, presumably as an independent candidate.
Not furniture that BJP can adjust me: Jaswant
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh, who is upset at being denied a party ticket to contest the coming Lok Sabha elections from his home town of Barmer in Rajasthan, today confirmed that he would file his nomination from there tomorrow, presumably as an independent candidate.
 
At the same time, he ruled out joining the Congress or any other party, saying it was insulting to him for any party to even think on such lines.
 
Reacting to media reports that the Congress might try and rope him in, Mr Singh, 76, told newspersons in his village that he had spent his entire political life in the BJP and had never thought of joining any other party.
 
"If the Congress is thinking along those lines, it is a waste of their time," he said.
 
But, despite repeated queries, he refused to confirm or deny whether the Congress had, in fact, made any overtures to him or not.
 
To another question, Mr Singh said he would go to Barmer tomorrow and file his nominations. "I will go to Barmer, will discuss the issue with others and act accordingly," he said.
 
Asked if he would resign from the party before filing his nomination, he said these things would be known tomorrow.
 
Mr Singh was particularly unhappy with senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley's statement that the party could not "adjust" Mr Singh in its list of candidates and that it would find other ways of using his abilities.
 
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"I saw on television a party leader saying that the could not 'adjust' me. The choice of words shows their way of thinking and their arrogant nature. It is insulting to me. I am not a piece of furniture, a chair or a table, which can be moved to some other part of the room if it does not fit in one place.
 
"I don't want to be 'adjusted'," he said. "All my life, I have worked for the party, in its best interests, to the best of my ability," he said.
 
About Barmer, he said it was the place where he was born and where he had grown. "All that I know today, I learnt from here," he said.
 
Asked about the caste equations in the area, Mr Singh regretted that the social fabric of the region was being torn by such considerations. He said he had never practised such politics. "You cannot divide society and people in this manner. If we persist in doing so, the state will end up as a second-rate UP, a third-rate Bihar," he said.
 
The BJP had, on Friday, announced that its candidate from Barmer would be Col Sonaram Chaudhary, a former MLA, who had recently joined it after resigning from the Congress, ignoring Mr Singh's claims and his wish that he be allowed to contest what could possibly be his last election from his home turf.
 
Reacting to the move, Mr Singh had hit out at the party yesterday, saying that it had been encroached upon by "outsiders", an obvious reference to the fact that it had given tickets to several people who had joined it in recent weeks, ignoring the claims of party loyalists.
 
He also made it clear to journalists at Jodhpur on his way to barmer that he would not indulge in any kid of bargaining with the party for post-election positions or any other officers from it.
 
"My sense of honour is not subject to trading," he said, even as Mr Jaitley and BJP President Rajnath Singh said that the party would utilise Mr Singh's abilities in some other way.
 
Mr Rajnath Singh said the importance that the BJP acccorded to Mr Singh could not be judged on the basis of an election ticket alone. "He is far above that," he said.
 
"The challenge today is between the real BJP and the fake BJP," Mr Singh said. "Only the people can decide on the difference between the two," he said.
 
He said he had lived and struggled all these years to uphold the principles on which the BJP was founded and it was important that he continued to do so.
 
He said it was for the BJP to realise what would add value to the party, to India and to the people of India.
 
The BJP's decision to deny the ticket to Mr Singh is being seen as yet another indication that the old order in the party is being forced to yield place to the new.
 
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According to media reports, Mr Singh had conveyed to the BJP leadership that he would contest the election from Barmer as an independent candidate if the party decided against nominating him.
 
He has never contested from Barmer, having been elected to the Lok Sabha from Chittorgarh in Rajasthan in 1991 and 1996, and from Darjeeling in West Bengal in the last general elections in 2009.
 
According to sources, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had pushed for a ticket for Col Choudhary, a Jat leader, after he joined the BJP some time ago.
 
Col Choudhary had lost the 2004 Lok Sabha elections from Barmer to Mr Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh, who now represents Sheo - a part of the Barmer Parliamentary constituency - in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.
 
The move to deny Mr Singh a ticket has also upset a section of BJP workers in Barmer, who staged protests and tore party posters to express their anger.
 
The denial of the party nomination to Mr Singh came just a day after the BJP had, on Thursday, managed to mollify its veteran leader Lal Krishna Advani into accepting the party's decision to field him from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, though he had expressed his wish to shift to Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.
 
Earlier, another party veteran, Murli Manohar Joshi, was reportedly upset after he had to make way for BJP Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who wanted to contest the Lok Sabha elections from his constituency of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. He was persuaded finally to move to Kanpur.
 
Another senior leader, Lalji Tandon, had to give up his claim over Lucknow, the seat held by him, to accommodate Mr Rajnath Singh, who decided against contesting from Ghaziabad, the seat he had won the last time.
 
In Punjab, three-time MP and former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu had to make way in Amritsar for senior leader Arun Jaitley.
 
Yesterday, the BJP denied renomination to seven-time MP Harin Pathak from Ahmedabad East and fielded well-known actor Paresh Rawal as its candidate from the constituency. Mr Pathak is known to be close to Mr Advani and was reportedly not on very good terms with Mr Modi.
 
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Rajasthan HC quashes FIR against Pehlu Khan, his sons

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The Rajasthan High Court here on Wednesday ordered quashing of the FIR lodged against Pehlu Khan, his two sons -- Arif and Irshad, and the pickup driver Khan Mohammad, saying the documents proved that the cattle were purchased for dairy purpose and not for slaughter.
 
An FIR was lodged in 2017 against them on charges of cow smuggling. It was challenged in the court.
 
According to advocate Kapil Gupta, who represented Khan, the FIR and the charge-sheet against Pehlu Khan, his sons and the driver were quashed by the court of Justice Pankaj Bhandari as it amounted to an abuse of the process of law. FIR and the charge-sheet failed to furnish the basic ingredients of offence, he added.
 
It could not be proved that the cattle were being transferred for slaughter. They were milch cows and the accused had municipal corporation fee receipt. Hence, the court believed the FIR and the charge-sheet were instances of abuse of power of law, he said.
 
"Even though the state government had appealed for further investigation, the court believed it (further probe) also amounts to abuse of process of law," said Gupta.
 
He refused to say if the filing of FIR was part of a conspiracy.
 
Meanwhile, advocate Kasim Khan, who also represented Pehlu with Gupta, said, in 2017, Pehlu was going to Tapukheda after buying a milch cow from Jaipur. He had all the proofs from the Jaipur Municipal Corporation regarding the purchase. But the police, under the government pressure, filed a fake charge-sheet.
 
Now, the court after weighing each and every fact quashed the FIR number 253/17 filed under the Rajasthan Bovine Act against Pehlu and his family, he said.
 
Pehlu was lynched by a mob at Behror in the Alwar district on the suspicion of smuggling cows.
 
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Congress, BJP name candidates for Rajasthan bye-elections

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The Congress here on Sunday nominated Rita Chaudhary to contest the bye-election to the Mandawa assembly constituency of Rajasthan, scheduled on October 21. 
 
She will lock horns with Bharatiya Janata Party's Sushila Seegda, a former Congress leader who joined the BJP on Sunday.
 
For the Khinvsar seat in Nagaur, the Congress has nominated Harendra Mirdha against Narayan Beniwal of the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP), the alliance partner of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state.
 
Narayan Beniwal is brother of Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal.
 
Sushila Seegda, suspended from Congress a few months ago, is daughter-in-law of veteran Congress leader Brijlal Seegda.
 
Earlier, it was being speculated that Atul, son of Narendra Khinchad, who quit the Assembly after winning the Lok Sabha elections, would get the BJP ticket from Mandava.
 
However, to avoid allegations of promoting the family legacy, the BJP dropped the idea and gave the ticket to Sushila.
 
Congress candidate Rita Chaudhary's father Ramnarayan Chaudhary has strong influence in Mandava. In the last Assembly elections, Khinchad defeated Rita by 2,346 votes.
 
Mandawa's Congress and BJP candidates shall file their nomination papers on Monday.
 
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16 die in Rajasthan bus-jeep collision

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At least 16 people, including nine men, six women and one child, died while eight were injured when a mini-bus and a Bolero sports utility vehicle (SUV) collided head-on on the Jaisalmer-Jodhpur road on Friday afternoon after one of the tyres of the bus burst.
 
Police rushed to the spot and took the injured to a nearby hospital in Balesar from where they were later shifted to a Jodhpur hospital.
 
The police said a resident of Balesar, Shravan Singh, was returning to his home after attending last rites of his relative in a jeep which had two males and two females. All four died in the accident.
 
Besides, 12 bus passengers lost their lives.
 
"A mini-bus coming from the opposite side collided with the jeep soon after its tyre got burst as it skidded to the wrong side losing its control. Both the vehicles fell off the road. Local villagers informed the police and called an ambulance. The injured were rushed to a hospital," said Additional Superintendent of Police Raghunath Garg (Rural).
 
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has expressed sorrow about the accident.
 
"Extremely pained by the loss of lives in a terrible road accident in Balesar, #Jodhpur on NH 125. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May God give them strength to bear with this terrible loss. Hope and pray that injured recover soon," Gehlot said in a tweet.
 
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Golf: Priyanshu Singh defeats Kshitij Naveed Kaul in playoff for maiden win

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Gurugram-based Priyanshu Singh pipped Delhi’s Kshitij Naveed Kaul in a playoff at the Tata Steel PGTI’s Jaipur Open to register his maiden win here today.
 
The Bengaluru duo of M Dharma (68) and Syed Saqib Ahmed (69) finished joint third at 18-under 262 at the Rs. 30 lakh event.
 
Saqib, the round three leader by one shot, slipped to tied third after returning a 69. Dharma, who was one off the lead in second place after round three, also slipped to tied third after firing a 68 in the last round.
 
Patna’s Aman Raj (65), the winner of the tournament’s second edition last year, claimed joint fifth place at 16-under 264 along with Delhi’s Shamim Khan (65), the winner of the inaugural edition in 2017, and Mysuru’s Yashas Chandra (66).
 
Delhi’s Rashid Khan, who continues to enjoy a comprehensive lead in the PGTI Order of Merit with season’s earnings of Rs. 44,46,903, secured 10th place at 14-under 266. He shot a final round of 64.
 
Twenty-three-year-old Priyanshu, the 2019 PGTI Qualifying School champion, and 18-year-old Kshitij, a winner on the PGTI this season, went into the playoff after both ended the regulation 72 holes with matching totals of 19-under-261 at the Rambagh Golf Club.
 
While Priyanshu shot a determined five-under-65 on day four, Kshitij produced the best round of the tournament, a spectacular 10-under-60. Priyanshu finally prevailed on the first playoff hole.
 
Priyanshu Singh (65-68-63-65), lying overnight third and three off the lead, was slow off the blocks on Friday as he managed just a birdie and a bogey on the front-nine. It was the birdies on the 11th and 12th that really got him going especially the 30-feet conversion on the latter.
 
Priyanshu, who attended the University of South Florida and spent some time playing college golf in the United States prior to turning pro, then made a late charge with birdies on the 15th, 17th and 18th to set up the title clash with Kshitij. Singh tapped-in on the 15th after a great approach and played an exceptional bunker shot on the 18th which almost found the hole.
 
Priyanshu, who also gained experience playing three events on the PGA Tour Series – China this summer, came up with another tremendous bunker shot from almost the same spot during the playoff to set up a two-foot putt for victory even as rival Kaul struggled with his chipping during the tie-breaker and as a result fell short of his second title.
 
Priyanshu said, “It’s special to win my first title in my rookie season. I’ve had a pretty consistent season so far with a top-5 and two other top-20s already under my belt. I didn’t lead the tournament at any stage this week. So I wasn’t really nervous going into the final stages of the last round and the playoff.
 
“The long birdie conversion on the 12th was possibly the turning point for me as it got my round going. There was no looking back thereafter as I came pretty close to making eagles on the last two holes thanks to my chipping and putting.
 
“It was only on the 17th that I found out that Kshitij was leading at 19-under. I then knew that I had to go for a birdie on the 18th. I played two outstanding bunker shots, first on the 18th and then during the playoff (also on the 18th), that saw me through.
 
“The experience of playing in difficult conditions in China earlier this year helped me a lot as it magnified the things that I needed to focus on in order to improve my game,” added Priyanshu, who had won the PGTI Q School in January this year with an impressive six-shot margin.
 
Priyanshu’s winning purse of Rs. 4,84,950, lifted him from 29th to 14th position in the TATA Steel PGTI Order of Merit.
 
Earlier in the day Kshitij Naveed Kaul (68-69-64-60), lying overnight tied 18th and eight off the lead, posted an unbelievable 60 to storm into the clubhouse lead and set the bar at 19-under. Kaul’s flawless round featured eight birdies and an eagle.
 
Kaul , who won his first pro title in April this year in Pune, collected three birdies on the front nine thanks to a couple of long conversions. The former India No. 1 on the amateur circuit then did the bulk of his scoring on the back-nine where he picked up seven more strokes.
 
Kaul was in great ball-striking form on the back-nine since he landed three of his par-3 tee shots close to the flag and also hit his approach from 270 yards on the 14th within a couple of feet of the pin. He signed off with a birdie-eagle-birdie on the last three holes.
 
Kaul, who continued to be in third place on the PGTI Order of Merit, said, “I just wanted to go as low as I could. I played the par-5s and par-3s really well today. I was five-under on the par-5s. I’m delighted to have shot my career-best round of 60 and also my career-best tournament total of 19-under.”
 
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Golf: Syed Saqib Ahmed holds on to lead with 68 in 3rd round of Jaipur Open

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Bangalore's Syed Saqib Ahmed carded two-under 68 to continue in the lead with a total of 17-under 193 while his city mate M. Dharma returned a gutsy five-under 65 to total 16-under 194 to be just one stroke behind the leader at the end of the third and penultimate round  of  Tata Steel PGTI’s Jaipur Open Golf at  the Rambagh Golf Club here on Thursday.
 
Gurugram-based rookie Priyanshu Singh’s round of 63 placed him third at 14-under 196.Chandigarh’s Abhijit Singh Chadha, an Asian Tour regular, fired the day’s best score, a flawless 62, to be in tied-seventh place at 12-under 198. 
 
Defending champion Aman Raj (65) of Patna was placed tied-10th at 11-under 199 while PGTI Order of Merit leader Rashid Khan (65) of Delhi occupied tied-23rd place at eight-under 202.
 
Ludhiana’s Pukhraj Singh Gill (66), Kolkata’s Divyanshu Bajaj (67) and Gurugram-based Abhinav Lohan (69), were all in tied-fourth at 13-under  197.
 
Saqib (64-61-68), who had equaled the week’s lowest score of 61 on day two, had a productive front-nine on Thursday as he sank three birdies including a chip-in on the sixth. With his lead increasing to four shots at the turn, Saqib seemed to be on course to take total control on day three.
 
However, Saqib couldn’t push ahead on the back-nine as the birdies dried up for him. The 25-year-old, who won his only event on the PGTI in February 2018, ended up dropping a bogey on the 17th to close the day with just a one-shot advantage.
 
Saqib said, “It was a decent round but not what I would’ve expected. After being three-under through the first eight holes, I was looking to drive home the advantage. But I just didn’t create enough opportunities for myself on the back-nine.
 
“After two really low rounds, I guess there was bound to be one average round. I’m glad that it’s happened now and not in the final round. It’s now about focusing hard and thinking about one shot at a time in round four. Dharma is quite experienced so it will be a tough contest.”
 
Dharma (62-67-65), lying overnight joint third and four off the lead, gained one spot and rose into contention as a result of his dramatic third round of 65. Dharma, who like Saqib also hails from the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) course, had a poor start as he made double-bogey and bogey on the third and fourth to be two-over for the day. He found the bunker and missed up and downs on both holes.
 
The 33-year-old Dharma, a two-time winner on the PGTI, was thereafter on a roll as he drained long birdie putts on the sixth, eighth and 16th and also nailed an eagle from 30 feet on the 14th. He narrowly missed out on another eagle conversion from 30 feet on the 18th where he picked up a birdie. Dharma’s also hit an immaculate approach on the 15th from 150 yards that stopped a foot from the flag and helped him gain another stroke.
 
Dharma said, “I felt I fought back really well after the early disappointments. The eagle on the 14th helped me relax as I knew that just another one or two birdies from there on would put me in a good position.
 
“After two top-10s at the start of the year my game has not been as consistent. I now want to make up for that. I have the confidence going into the last round as I’ve had a good track record here at Rambagh over the last two years. I finished third last year after a final round of 61 and also had a top-10 the previous year,” added Dharma, who won his last title in December 2017.
 
Priyanshu Singh, the 2019 PGTI Q School champion, put up a display of some fine ball-striking as he set up all of his eight birdie putts within a range of six feet. Priyanshu, who played three events on the PGA Tour Series – China this summer, dropped a lone bogey on the 11th. He thus rose 10 places from his overnight tied-13th.
 
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Seven killed in truck-jeep collision in Rajasthan

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Seven people were killed near Jobner here on Thursday when a jeep they were travelling in collided head-on with a truck coming from the wrong side.
 
The deceased included four men and three women. Police officials reached at the accident site soon after getting the information and extricated the bodies from the mangle.
 
Police officials confirmed that the family was going to Kaazipura from Aasalpur Khataliyon ki Dhaani and had covered five kilometre of distance when a truck coming from wrong side collided with it.
 
The collision was so strong that it separated the jeep's engine from the main body and threw it several metres away.
 
The locals, meanwhile, protested at the site demanding to check the rampant movements of trucks. They alleged that the truck involved in the accident was stopped just a kilometre back for driving zigzag on the road.
 
The truck driver absconded soon after hitting the jeep, the police said.
 
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed condolences over the death.
 
In his tweet, he said, "Deeply anguished to know of the terrible road accident in Jobner, #Jaipur on Jaipur-Phalodi highway in which seven people have lost lives. My heart goes out to their family members and I pray to God to give them strength. Wish speedy recovery to those injured.#Rajasthan"
 
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Golf: Syed Saqib fires stunning 61 to take lead after 2nd round of Jaipur

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Bengaluru’s Syed Saqib Ahmed fired a blistering nine-under 61 in round two of the Tata Steel PGTI’s Jaipur Open to take a three-shot lead at 15-under 125 at the Rambagh Golf Club here on Wednesday.
 
Saqib, a former winner on the PGTI, thus equalled Vikrant Chopra’s record for the lowest score after two rounds at a PGTI event. Noida-based Vikrant had also achieved the feat at this venue  during the inaugural Jaipur Open in 2017.
 
Round one leader Abhinav Lohan, who had previously shot a 61 on Tuesday, came up with a 67 on day two to drop to second place at 12-under 128.
 
The half-way cut went at two-under 138 on a day that saw a light drizzle accompanied by wind in the afternoon session. Fifty-three professionals made the cut.
 
Chandigarh’s Yuvraj  Sandhu, the Feeder Tour Order of Merit leader, produced a sizzling 62 to be joint third along with Faridabad’s Karan Pratap Singh (65) and Bengaluru’s M Dharma (67) at 11-under 129. Yuvraj ended the day with a flourish as he birdied the last four holes.
 
Defending champion Aman Raj of Patna was placed tied 19th at six-under 134 while PGTI Order of Merit leader Rashid Khan of Delhi occupied tied 40th place at three-under 137.  Veteran  Jyoti Randhawa withdrew from the tournament due to a neck injury.
 
All the Jaipur-based golfers in the field failed to make the cut.
 
Saqib  (64-61), who was tied seventh and three off the lead after round one, began the day making rapid strides up the leaderboard thanks to his fabulous ball-striking on the back-nine that saw him tap-in for four of his six birdies before the turn.
 
Saqib, a winner on the PGTI in 2018, then had a contrasting front-nine where he rolled in three birdie putts from a range of 10 to 15 feet and almost had a chip-in for eagle on the eighth. Saqib’s 11 birdies and two bogeys on Wednesday raised his hopes of a second title.
 
“My back-nine and front-nine were in sharp contrast to each other even though I played equally well in both halves. While I began the day with some good hitting, I followed it up with consistent putting later on. The last four holes were a little tough as it started drizzling and got windy but I adapted to the conditions well on that stretch," he said.
 
“I and my coach found something in my swing before this event and we’ve tried to address that. The change seems to be working for me at the moment as the score suggests.
 
“I feel I’m slowly getting in my groove after the mid-season break. I’d like to shake off the rust this week as it’s been a slow season for me so far with just one top-10 finish in Pune,” he added.
 
Lohan kept his hopes of a maiden title alive with a steady 67 that consisted of five birdies and two bogeys. Lohan was one-over through 12 holes before he turned it around with three long birdie conversions on the 13th, 15th and 16th. He closed the day with a birdie on the last to stay in the hunt.
 
“I’ve been pretty solid over the first two days. The only exception being that I missed a few short putts today,” he said
 
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Golf: Abhinav cards seven straight birdies for a 9-under-61 to lead first round at Jaipur Open

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Abhinav Lohan carded an astounding seven consecutive birdies. as he put up a sensational score of nine-under-61 to take the first-round lead of the Tata Steel PGTI’s Jaipur Open 2019 at the Rambagh Golf Club. 
 
Gurugram-based Shivendra Sisodia and Bengaluru’s M Dharma also fired rounds of eight-under 62 to end the first day in tied second place.
 
The 29-year-old Lohan, a member of the Indian team that won the silver medal at the 2010 Asian Games, capitalized on the momentum from his last outing at the Asian Tour event played at the Classic Golf & Country Club where he had finished tied-21st with a total of 10-under.
 
Lohan’s hot putter earned him the bulk of his birdies as he shot his career-best score. He began the day from the 10th with an erratic shot that found the trees. However, a great second shot set up a 10-foot birdie conversion for him. He dropped his only shot of the day on the 11th before picking up strokes on the 15th and 18th to make the turn at two-under.
 
Lohan’s 15-feet birdie conversion on the third hole set the tempo for the rest of his round. He then went on to sink putts from a range of 10 to 30 feet on the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth and made an up and down on the eighth to sign off the day with birdies on his last seven holes, a rare feat.
 
Abhinav said, “I’m delighted since it’s the best round of my professional career. It was my putting that stood out as I converted many long putts and just missed a couple of putts today.
 
“I didn’t have the best of starts when I found the trees with my first tee shot. But I managed to extract an unexpected birdie there. That definitely helped my cause. I then didn’t put a foot wrong on the front-nine.
 
“I feel my tied 21st finish at the Classic couple of weeks back did a lot of good to me. I was consistent that week and shot four sub-par rounds which really lifted my confidence and got me ready for the second half of the PGTI season.”
 
Shivendra Singh Sisodia fired six successive birdies from the 18th to the fifth during his round of 62 while Dharma shot the same number without dropping a bogey.
 
The Chandigarh pair of Karandeep Kochhar and Akshay Sharma were joint fourth along with Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow at seven-under 63.
 
Defending champion Aman Raj of Patna and pre-tournament favourite Rashid Khan of Delhi were both among the bunch of players in tied 15th with scores of 66.
 
Indian star Jyoti Randhawa delivered a 68 to be tied-38th. Hemendra Choudhary was the highest-ranked Jaipur-based player in tied 52nd as he fired a 69.
 
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Army deployed for flood relief in Kota, Jhalawar

Army personnel rescuing people in flood affected areas of Rajasthan. (Photo: IANS)
Army personnel rescuing people in flood affected areas of Rajasthan. (Photo: IANS)
The army has deputed its flood relief columns of the Sapta Shakti Command in the Kota and Jhalawar districts of Rajasthan following heavy rains on Saturday and Sunday.
 
One column each has been deputed in Kota and Jhalawar districts, according to Col Sombit Ghosh, PRO, Defence Rajasthan. The army has been kept as standby in the Dholpur and Sawai Madhopur districts.
 
Deployed on the request of the civil administration, the army columns are helping in rescue of people marooned on rooftops and evacuation from low-lying areas. They are also distributing relief materials and providing basic amenities and other humanitarian assistance to the people.
 
Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has declared a red alert in Baran, Chittaurgarh, Kota and Jhalwar for the next 24 hours.
 
Red alert signifies that action should be taken immediately and vigil should be maintained in and around the area with reference to heavy rainfall.
 
According to met officials, Gangdhar in the Jhalawar district recorded the highest amount of rainfall at 22 cm on September 14-15, followed by Durg in same district at 19 cm.
 
The Pratapgarh district has recorded 16 cm rainfall in these two days. Many areas of Banswara have reported around 8-9 cm rainfall.
 
The met department has warned heavy rainfall in Bhilwara, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Rajasmand, Banswara, Dungarpur, Pratapgarh, Sirohi, Kota, Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar, Karauli, Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur and Dholpur districts in the next 24 hours.
 
According to local officials, the swollen Chambal river has created islands in many villages and the NDRF and the SDRF teams are engaged in rescue and relief operations.
 
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Saturday had called a meeting to review the situation and issued directions for quick relief in flood-affected areas.
 
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Gang attacks Rajasthan police station, escapes with wanted criminal

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Around two dozen men opened indiscriminate fire with AK-47s inside Behror police station in Alwar, Rajasthan on Friday morning and escaped with wanted gangster Vikram alias Papla Gurjar, who was in the lock-up.
 
The policemen meanwhile were hiding in an adjoining room trying to save their lives. They later informed their seniors about the incident, following which Superintendent of Police Amandeep Singh reached the police station.
 
He said the attackers were from Haryana. They attacked the police station around 8.45 a.m. and escaped with Gurjar, who is wanted in several murder cases in Haryana, and had been arrested on Thursday.
 
Police sources said the gang had earlier managed to free Gurjar while he was being taken for hearing in Mahendragarh (Haryana).
 
They added that special investigation teams have been formed to probe the case and state highways between Jaipur and Delhi, and Alwar and Narnaul have been sealed.
 
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Four die of electrocution while cleaning sewerage line in Rajasthan

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Four workers reportedly died of electrocution on Wednesday while cleaning a sewerage line in Manvakheda village of Udaipur district on Wednesday, the police said here.
 
"Two workers went inside an under-construction sewerage chamber on Wednesday morning to put the sewage line in place. When both of them did not return for a long time, one more labourer went inside to trace them. When he too did not come, people raised a hue and cry," an officer said.
 
"Meanwhile, a JCB driver passing by, stopped and went into the chamber to help, but he too did not return. The horrified crowd then called the police and civil defence teams who took out four bodies from the location," he added.
 
Police sources confirmed that there was an 11 KV electric pole nearby from which electricity was being supplied. Authorities are discussing the possibility that current passed through the pole into the sewerage chamber as it was raining at that time.
 
The bodies have been kept in the mortuary of the district hospital and the families informed of the accident. Once the bodies are identified, a post-mortem will be conducted, the officer said.
 
Police will probe the company which was given the tender for sewage cleaning and further action would be taken against the guilty, the officer said. 
 
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Three IAF personnel killed as truck falls into gorge in Barmer

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Three IAF personnel were killed and three others severely injured on Wednesday when the truck carrying them fell into a gorge in Barmer district of Rajasthan, police said.
 
"The Indian Air Force has a camp at the hilltop (a height of 100 feet) as well as at the base in Chouhatan. This truck was coming down from the camp with six IAF personnel seated inside when it fell into the gorge. Three people have lost their lives, while three are severely injured and have been shifted to a hospital in Barmer," said Ajeet Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police.
 
"We are investigating if it was due to brake failure or something else," Singh added. 
 
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Manmohan Singh elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on Monday.
 
Since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) did not put up any candidate due to lack of numbers in the assembly, Manmohan Singh was declared elected after the scheduled time to withdraw nominations ended on Monday. 
 
Chief whip Mahesh Joshi accepted the certificate of election on behalf of the former Prime Minister.
 
The seat had fallen vacant due to the death of sitting member, BJP state chief Madan Lal Saini.
 
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Assembly Speaker C. P. Joshi congratulated Manmohan Singh,
 
"I congratulate former PM Dr #ManmohanSingh ji on being elected unopposed as a member of #RajyaSabha from #Rajasthan. Dr Singh's election is a matter of pride for entire state. His vast knowledge and rich experience would benefit the people of Rajasthan a lot," Gehlot said in a tweet.
 
"Many congratulations to the the world renowned economist Dr Manmohan Singh for being elected unopposed as Rajya Sabha MP," the Speaker tweeted.
 
With Manmohan Singh's election, the Congress now has one MP from the state. It had drawn a blank in the April-May Lok Sabha elections.
 
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Rajasthan to now have death penalty for 'honour killing'

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The Rajasthan Assembly on Monday passed a bill providing for the death penalty for those convicted of committing hate crimes against couples in the name of "maintaining honour and tradition".
 
The Rajasthan Prohibition of Interference with the Freedom of Matrimonial Alliances in the Name of Honour and Tradition Bill, 2019, provides for death penalty or life imprisonment for rest of their natural life for "whoever causes death of a couple or either of them on the basis that marriage of such couple has dishonoured, or brought disrepute to, the caste, community or family". 
 
A fine up to Rs 5 lakh can also be slapped on the guilty.
 
Even those injuring a couple or either of them will be liable for rigorous imprisonment of a term not less than 10 years, or even life imprisonment and with fine that may extend to Rs 3 lakh.
 
Even a simple injury to a couple or either of them will also entail a jail term of three to five years and a fine up to Rs 2 lakh.
 
Those holding assemblies to condemn inter-caste or inter-community marriages in the name of family honour will also be held accountable and punished, under the new law.
 
Prohibiting any person or group to gather with such an intention to discuss or condemn any marriage, not prohibited by law, "on the basis that such marriage has dishonoured the caste or community tradition or brought disrepute to all or any of the persons forming part of the assembly or the family or the people of the locality concerned", it held any such gathering to be unlawful.
 
Any person organising such assembly and every participant could face a jail term not less than six months and up to five years, as well as a fine up to Rs 1 lakh.
 
The bill was tabled in the Assembly on July 30 by Law Minister Shanti Dhariwal. 
 
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India slow in checking brain drain: Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan during the 12th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival on January 25, 2019. (Photo: Shaukat Ahmed/IANS)
Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan during the 12th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival on January 25, 2019. (Photo: Shaukat Ahmed/IANS)
India-born scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan had made headlines in 2009 when he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with two of his peers for their research on the structure and function of the ribosome. In an exclusive interview with 101Reporters earlier in the Rajasthan capital, Ramakrishnan spoke on brain drain and what China is doing to check the problem while India isn't.
 
Q: How equipped do you think India is for making path-breaking discoveries?
 
A: I think it's not just a question of providing equipment and things like that, it's also a question of having good mentors and people who themselves have made path-breaking discoveries, because that is how young people learn. They learn it from people who have done very well. India has a lot of good scientists but not quite so many who are world leaders in their field. So, what India needs is more of those. And that will happen gradually if the government invests in science and technology.
 
Q: In terms of providing an environment conducive to research, how does India fare in comparison with other countries?
 
A: It is hard to say because I really don't know about the infrastructure in India. But there are some places that are doing well. I would say that India has not invested as much as China, not nearly as much. And China is very rapidly catching up with the West. I don't see that same speed of catching up in India. China is also attracting a lot of well-known Chinese scientists to return to the country. More importantly, they are also attracting international scientists, westerners who have a lab in China and they train the next generation of Chinese students. I don't see anything like this in India.
 
Q: If Indian scientists with overseas exposure do return to their homeland, in which ways can it catalyse advancement in research?
 
A: When Deng Xiaoping opened China and allowed Chinese students to study abroad, he was criticised by some people who said it could result in tremendous brain drain. And he said even if one out of a hundred comes back, it will be useful for advancing Chinese science and technology. I think that's the way to look at it. Not everybody will come back. Going from any country to any other country broadens your mindset and you learn new ways of thinking. So, these people when they come back, often will do interesting and important work.
 
Q: What do you think is responsible for brain drain from India? 
 
A: I think people don't just migrate for the sake of equipment. They go because there is an overall environment in which they want to work. Like they have colleagues with whom they interact. And freedom, less bureaucracy and so on. There are many reasons as to why people migrate. Another is that they go abroad to study, as I did, and then they get used to the lifestyle there, the freedom and the scientific environment and then it's hard for them to come back. That might just be a stronger reason and that's where probably most of the brain drain is, where they go as students and don't come back.
 
Q: How crucial is the role of technology in a country's overall development?
 
A: If it weren't for science and technology, we couldn't even support half of today's world population. Life expectancy has doubled in the last 100 years. In the previous centuries, 2,000 years, there was no increase in life expectancy. I think there is no question that science and technology are of critical importance.
 
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ED attaches assets worth Rs. 4.75 crore in a corruption case

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The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) said on Monday that it had, under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA),   provisionally attached immovable assets worth Rs. 4.75 crore of Mahesh Chand Sharma and his family members and relatives in a corruption case. 
 
The attached properties include agricultural land worth Rs. 1.69 crore at Sanganer and Dudu Tehsil of Jaipur and ten plots and flats at various locations in Jaipur, a press release from ED said.
 
According to the release, the ED had initiated investigation on the basis of FIR and charge-sheet filed by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Jaipur against Mahesh Chand Sharma and others.
 
Sharma had worked in the Health and Medical Department of Rajasthan Government as Nursing Tutor (Nursing Grade- 2), College of Nursing, SMS Medical College and also as Member, Indian Nursing Council (INC), New Delhi. He, along with his associate, was trapped by ACB for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs. 5 lakh from a nursing institute for adding the name of the institute on the website of INC (which was deleted earlier).
 
The release said that, later on, ACB investigations established that the accused had amassed illicit earning amounting to Rs. 10.6 crore, which is 372% more than his known and legal source of income. 
 
"Investigation under PMLA revealed that Mahesh Chand Sharma has used the proceeds of crime for purchase of agricultural land, residential flats and plots in the names of his wife, son and family members. This was done to layer, place and integrate the illicit money in the formal financial system in order to project it as untainted.
 
"Accordingly these immovable properties worth Rs. 4.75 crore have been attached. Further investigations to identify the remaining proceeds of crime are underway," the release added.
 
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Pink City of Jaipur becomes India’s 38th UNESCO World Heritage site

India’s nomination of Jaipur City got inscribed today on the World Heritage List of UNESCO during the 43rd Session of the World Heritage Committee held at Baku, Azerbaijan. 
 
The nomination of Jaipur City has successfully been done by complying with the various UNESCO guidelines of 2017. With the successful inscription of Jaipur City, India has 38 world heritage sites that include 30 Cultural properties, seven Natural properties and one mixed site.
 
India's nomination was initially recommended by the ICOMOS (advisory body of World Heritage (WH) Centre for Cultural Sites) as Deferral, but the 21 nation World Heritage Committee debated it and after discussion decided to inscribe it on the World Heritage list.
 
Union Minister for Culture Prahlad Singh Patel expressed his happiness on the inclusion of the Pink City Jaipur in World Heritage List and congratulated people of the city for this prestigious tag.
 
The excerpts of the proposed statement of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) before the World Heritage Committee was presented by India as follows:
 
The City of Jaipur is an exceptional urban example in indigenous city planning and construction in South Asia. Unlike other medieval cities of the region, Jaipur was deliberately planned as a new city on the plains open for trade as opposed to hilly terrain and military cities of past, though its planning still ensured a response to the surrounding hilltops in all directions.
 
The site selected within the valley that lay to the south of Amber hills was comparatively flat and unmarred by any previous construction.  Besides an exemplary planning, its iconic monuments such as the Govind Dev temple, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal excel in artistic and architectural the craftsmanship of the period.
 
Jaipur is an expression of the astronomical skills, living traditions, unique urban form and exemplary foresighted city planning of an 18th-century city from India. Jaipur is an exemplary development in town planning and architecture that demonstrates amalgamation and important interchange of several ideas over the late medieval period.
 
The countries that supported India's nomination was Brazil, Bahrain, Cuba, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Zimbabwe, China, Guatemala, Uganda, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Angola, St. Kitts and Nevis. Australia and Norway initially proposed referral but after the debate, they agreed for Inscription of Jaipur city.
 
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Tension in Jaipur after rape of minor girl

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Tension prevailed here after a group of people surrounded a police station and vandalized several cars to protest the rape of a seven-year-old girl, officials said on Tuesday.
 
Police said the girl was taken to an isolated place on Monday by a man who identified himself as her father's friend. After raping her, he left the profusely bleeding girl on the road.
 
Later on Monday night, her family members took her to Kanwatiya Hospital from where she was referred to JK Lon Hospital.
 
The girl was admitted in the surgical ICU. The medical report stated that she has abrasions on her chest and injuries on the forehead.
 
It added that she was, however, stable with minor abrasions on her private parts.
 
Following the incident, tension gripped the Shastri Nagar area of Jaipur on Tuesday morning as protesters surrounded the local police station after smashing the panes of several cars on Monday night.
 
Divisional Commissioner K. C. Verma has suspended Internet services in 13 areas of the city from July 2 till July 3, 10 a.m. 
 
A case has been registered under the POCSO Act and the police are looking for the accused.
 
A huge crowd had gathered near the Kanwatiya Hospital, demanding the immediate arrest of the accused.
 
Police Commissioner Anand Shrivastava said: "The girl is out of danger. Senior doctors are treating her. We shall try for the harshest punishment for the accused once he is arrested," he said, urging the people not to believe rumours.
 
Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas reached the hospital to meet the girl on Tuesday. 
 
"We all are trying to arrest the accused soon. There is just no space for people committing such crimes in our society," he said. He also requested the people not to play politics on this issue.
 
Health Minister Raghu Sharma has ordered free treatment of the girl.
 
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Rajasthan Assembly gives live coverage on YouTube as media boycott proceedings

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As the media continued to boycott the Rajasthan Assembly proceedings for the second day on Friday in the wake of several restrictions imposed on them, officials broadcast the proceedings live on YouTube, making it first such live telecast on the Internet.
 
Playing down the media boycott, Speaker C. P. Joshi said, "If journalists come, they are welcome. If they do not come, then also they are welcome. The 'boycott' just doesn't matter as we are live on YouTube." 
 
The Assembly session started on Thursday. However, media personnel who had already been issued passes, were surprised to see that the authorities had specifically restricted their visits to the offices of the Speaker, ministers and other MLAs.
 
Eventually the media personnel refused to go to the press gallery on the second day too and relied on YouTube to report the proceedings.
 
The issue of media boycott was raised by BJP MLA Madanlal Dilawar during zero hour. However, the Speaker said that they need not worry as people can watch the proceedings on YouTube.
 
Later while speaking to the media, he said, "I have taken this decision to maintain discipline in the Assembly. If a journalist wants to talk to any minister or MLA, s/he can give a request slip to the PRO. If a journalist wants to meet a minister, s/he would have to wait for the minister's consent. I can't allow blanket coverage of the Assembly for everyone".
 
Surprisingly, certain sections of Assembly proceedings which are expunged will also be made available to the people. 
 
Assembly secretary Pramil Kumar Mathur said: "This initiative will help in bringing about transparency in government work. The common man can now listen to the people's representatives and see if they raise relevant issues".
 
A Twitter handle has also been created to update information on Assembly proceedings, he said.
 
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14 dead, 26 injured as tent collapses during rain in Rajasthan

At least 14 people were killed and 26 injured when a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering collapsed during rain in Rajasthan's Barmer on Sunday, police said.
People gathered at the site where a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering collapsed during a dust storm in Rajasthan's Barmer, on June 23, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
People gathered at the site where a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering collapsed during a dust storm in Rajasthan's Barmer, on June 23, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
At least 14 people were killed and 26 injured when a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering collapsed during rain in Rajasthan's Barmer on Sunday, police said.
 
"Around 1,000 people had gathered under a tent to listen to Ram Katha in Jasol village of Balotra area, when a storm played havoc around 3.30 p.m. Most participants were senior citizens," said District Collector Himanshu Gupta.
 
Balotra Sub-Inspector Khetaram Parmar told IANS: "Some 14 people have lost their lives, while 26 injured have been admitted to the district hospital."
 
There are reports of many people getting electrocuted after an electric wire fell to the ground. According to an eyewitness: "The breaking of the wire in the rain led to a stampede in which many people were electrocuted."
 
Meanwhile, a video has also gone viral since the evening, in which Murlidhar, the man delivering the discourse, is seen asking people to evacuate the tent even as the structure crashes.
 
Parmar added that the number of injured was much higher as many people had been shifted to private hospitals by their families. However, their exact number was yet to be confirmed.
 
Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Kailash Chaudhary cancelled his Ranchi tour and left for Barmer to monitor the situation.
 
The state government has formed a five-member team, comprising senior officials, to look into the relief work. A compensation of Rs 5 lakh has also been announced for the families of each of the deceased, while every injured will get Rs 2 lakh.
 
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has directed Jodhpur Divisional Commissioner B. L. Kothari to investigate the tragedy.
 
Expressing anguish over the tragedy, Gehlot wrote on Twitter: "The loss of lives of so many people during Ram Katha in Jasol, Barmer is unfortunate and sad. I pray to God to bestow peace on the departed souls and strength to the bereaved families. I also wish quick recovery to the injured."
 
"The local administration is engaged in rescue and relief work. The officials concerned have been asked to investigate the incident. They have also been asked to provide quick medical treatment to the injured and all help to the families of those affected," he tweeted.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his condolences. "Collapse of a pandal in Rajasthan's Barmer is unfortunate. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and I wish the injured a quick recovery," he tweeted.
 
Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje tweeted: "Extremely sad to hear about the death of over dozen people in Jasol in Barmer who were listening to Ram Katha. I pray to God for the departed soul and to give patience to the grief-stricken families."
 
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11 dead, many injured as tent collapses during religious gathering in Rajasthan

Around 11 people died and many were injured when a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering collapsed during a dust storm in Rajasthan's Barmer on Sunday, police said.
People gathered at the site where a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering collapsed during a dust storm in Rajasthan's Barmer, on June 23, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
People gathered at the site where a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering collapsed during a dust storm in Rajasthan's Barmer, on June 23, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Around 11 people died and many were injured when a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering collapsed during a dust storm in Rajasthan's Barmer on Sunday, police said.
 
Police said the death toll could go up as a huge crowd had gathered to listen to a Ramkatha discourse in Jasol village in Balotra area of Barmer. The injured were rushed to the nearby hospital.
 
Speaking to IANS, Balotra Sub-Inspector Khetaram said: "The exact number of the dead will be given after some time. Right now, the entire police machinery is busy providing medical aid to the injured and helping control the crowd."
 
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Rajasthani folk dancer 'Queen Harish' killed in road accident

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Rajasthan's renowned folk dancer Harish Kumar aka "Queen Harish", famous for performing dressed up as a woman, died in a road accident in the state's Jodhpur district early on Sunday, police said.
 
Three others were also killed in the accident around 5.30 a.m. when their SUV slammed into a parked coal-laden truck in Bilada area as they were on their way to Jaipur from Jaisalmer, local station house officer (SHO) Sitaram said.
 
The other deceased were identified as Lateefa, Ravinder alias Banti and B. K. Khan. Six others were injured in the accident and were taken to MDM Hospital, said police officials.
 
A case has been registered against the truck driver for parking the truck on the road and he will be arrested soon, Sitaram said.
 
Famous among tourists for his rendition of Rajasthani folk dances including Chakari, Bhavai, Taraju, Terah Tali, Ghoomar Kalbeliya and others in Jaisalmer, Harish Kumar had also performed in 60 nations around the world and received several international awards.
 
Also known as a choreographer, he had been seen in Bollywood film "Jai Gangajal" and had also performed at Isha Ambani's wedding in Jodhpur. Even Aishwarya Rai was mesmerised with his unique ability to match steps on high beats.
 
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condoled his death, terming it a "big loss to the artistic world". "He brought a distinguished identity to Jaisalmer with his different dancing style which was dedicated to folk art of the state. His death is a big loss to the artistic world," he said in a tweet. 
 
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Rajasthan CM rejects resignation of Minister Kataria

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday rejected the resignation of state Minister Lal Chand Kataria who had resigned a few days back taking moral responsibility for the Congress party's defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in his constituency by over one lakh votes.
 
Rejecting his resignation, Gehlot said that at the time when the election results have not been in favour of the Congress, the moral responsibility of party members increases to unitedly face the challenges ahead and contribute in providing good governance in Rajasthan.
 
"In the past, you have rendered your duty as a Union Minister, also you have been MLA many times and hence your experience shall benefit the state," he said.
 
Kataria had reportedly resigned as state Agriculture Minister, citing the rout of the party in the Lok Sabha elections.
 
In a press release, Kataria said he had sent his resignation to the Governor through Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who has come under attack from Congress President Rahul Gandhi after the Congress failed to win even a single seat in Rajasthan.
 
However, the offices of neither the Chief Minister nor the Governor could confirm that Kataria had quit.
 
Kataria himself could not be reached on telephone to confirm if he had resigned.
 
However, on Friday, Kataria confirmed that he had gone to Uttarakhand after submitting his resignation.
 
His press release, which had gone viral on social media, said he considered it morally inappropriate to continue as minister after the party's defeat. 
 
"This resignation should not be connected to any other factor," he said, adding he would remain a member of the Assembly and continue to articulate people's grievances. 
 
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Rahul meets Alwar gangrape victim, assures justice

Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressing a press conference  after meeting the Alwar gang-rape victim, in Jaipur on May 16, 2019. Also seen are Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot. (Photo: IANS)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressing a press conference after meeting the Alwar gang-rape victim, in Jaipur on May 16, 2019. Also seen are Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot. (Photo: IANS)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the Alwar gang-rape victim, and assured her and the family of justice.
 
Speaking to the media after the meeting in Thanagaazi, Gandhi said that this was an emotional issue for him and not a political one.
 
"The victim will definitely get justice. Strict action will be taken against the accused. I have come here to meet the family and not to play any kind of politics. I will take action on whatever I have said here," he said.
 
"We can't tolerate such things. As soon as I heard about the case, I called (Chief Minister Ashok) Gehlot. We want to give a strong message not only to the people of Rajasthan but to the entire nation so that such heinous incidents are not repeated anywhere."
 
Gandhi was accompanied by Gehlot, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, party state in-charge Avinash Pandey and Alwar Congress candidate, Jitendra Bhanwar Singh.
 
Gandhi was slated to visit Alwar on Wednesday but the trip was cancelled due to bad weather.
 
Before Gandhi's visit, the family said that they would raise a demand for a job for the couple so that the victim and her husband can be sent to a place where no one identifies them.
 
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