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Born on August 12, 1919, in Ahmedabad. Remembered as founding father of Indian space programme, had set up Physical Research laboratory in 1947

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It is in his honour that the ISRO had named its major space research centre in Thiruvananthapuram as the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.

Chandrayaan 2 is a three-component mission, comprising an orbiter, a lander and a rover. The lander ‘Vikram’ was named after Dr Vikram A Sarabhai I I I I


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here was a feel good factor and a festive fervour all around. With the abrogation of Article 370 and a PEACEFUL Eid in the country and in Kashmir especially, it was enough reason for the Central government to heave a sigh of relief. On Monday night, when people feasted on the occasion of Eid, entire India watched ONE THING... in common... that’s right, PM Narendra Modi’s Man vs Wild programme with Bear Grylls on Discovery Channel. Shot some time back, the show was aired on the action channel at 9 pm on Monday. PM Modi who is known for his physical fitness and being a regular on the Yoga mat, stunned millions of Indians as he embarked on a rare adventure in Uttarakhand’s Jim Corbett National Park with Bear Grylls in a special episode of Man Vs Wild. The show revealed some interesting anecdotes on how PM Modi used to create bathing salts from dew as a child, or his “rendezvous” with wildlife during childhood. During the show, when Bear pointed out the dangers lurking in their vicinity, PM Modi fearlessly said, “We should not take this place as a danger zone. When we go against nature then everything becomes dangerous; human beings too become dangerous. Turn to P4

RAFT-AR SE: Stills from Discovery’s popular show Man Vs Wild featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bear Grylls. The show was telecast at 9 pm IST on Monday. —PHOTO COURTESY: DISCOVERY/TWITTER

SAUDI ARAMCO TO PICK 20% STAKE IN RIL’S OIL-TO-CHEMICAL BUSINESS On a mission to cut debt in Reliance Industries, billionaire Mukesh Ambani, in 42nd Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries Ltd, announced plans to sell stakes in the firm’s oil and chemicals business to Saudi oil giant Aramco and in fuel retail network to BP plc, and said its telecom unit Jio will begin offering fibre-based broadband services from next month. FULL REPORT ON P8

In one of the largest foreign investments in the country, Reliance Industries Ltd is set to sell 20 per cent stake in its oil to chemicals business to Saudi Aramco. The deal valued the business at $75 billion including debt  Reliance Jio Infocomm

and Microsoft Corporation announced embarking on a long-term strategic relationship aimed at accelerating the digital transformation of Indian economy and society  RIL is working towards empowering three crore

merchants and kirana shop owners with its end-to-end digital and physical distribution stack new commerce  Jio’s fibre-to-home service will be launched on Sept 5 with a base plan starting at Rs 700 per month and a speed of 100 MBPS going up to 1 GBPS

Bilateral differences shouldn’t become disputes, Jaishankar tells Beijing Beijing: India and China on Monday agreed on a host of initiatives to improve their relations, with New Delhi emphasising that the future of the ties will depend on the mutual sensitivity to each other’s “core concerns” to ensure that any bilateral differences should not become disputes. Making his first visit to China after taking over office, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Turn to P4

The future of the India-China relationship will obviously depend on mutual sensitivity to each other’s core concerns. It is natural, both as neighbours and large developing economies, that there would be issues in our ties. EAM S Jaishankar shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Min Wang Yi during a meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.

—S Jaishankar, EAM

Gehlot rolls out red carpet for Sardar Manmohan Singh  CM to receive Singh at airport  Manmohan’s Rajya Sabha win will further strengthen Gehlot’s position in Gandhi family Aditi Nagar New Delhi: A much awaited Ashok Gehlot dream to elect his beloved leader Dr Manmohan Singh on a Rajya Sabha ticket from Rajasthan under a SoniaRahul diktat, will come true this morning when the former

Prime Minister will land at the Jaipur airport around 10.00 am by Indigo flight 6E212 from New Delhi. Singh will leave with Avinash Pande by Indigo flight 6E-665 which departs for Delhi at 7:35 pm. Dr Singh will be received at the airport by the

PADHARO MHARE DES: CM Ashok Gehlot has grand plans for former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s RS candidature.


Chief Minister, Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, UDH Minister Shanti Dhariwal, Chief Whip Mahesh Joshi and a few other senior leaders. Manmohan will be accompanied by Rajasthan AICC General Secretary In-charge Avinash Pande, who has an excellent repo with the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and being a 24/7 party worker, also has a grassroots and an indepth knowledge of every assembly constituency.

Soon after a Rajya Sabha vacancy was created by an untimely death of BJP’s state president Madan Lal Saini, Sonia and Gehlot started the process of exploring the chances of a Manmohan Singh comeback to Rajya Sabha via Rajasthan. Manmohan Singh had represented Assam in the Rajya Sabha for 28 years and the tenure got over in early 2019 and immediately there was no visible vacancy in any Congress state to ac-

commodate Sonia’s man Friday – Manmohan. At the same time, an 86-year-old two-time Prime Minister, Manmohan was also not very keen to join the Rajya Sabha again. At this juncture, Saini’s death created a vacancy, and virtually created a new hope and opportunity for both Manmohan and High Command to send him to Rajasthan. At this moment, Sonia and Gehlot personally persuaded Singh to accept the offer. Turn to P10





The striking employees explained that Hindu delivery boys are uncomfortable handling beef, while Muslim riders said they did not want to deliver pork & held a protest at Howrah



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eacting to protesting delivery executives in West Bengal’s Howrah, food delivery giant Zomato said it is impossible to ensure vegetarian and non-vegetarian delivery preferences. It issued the statement after a large number of delivery executives boycotted delivery of beef or pork, saying that it harms their religious sentiments. Zomato delivery executives said they would go on a strike from Monday protesting that the food being delivered by them is hurting their religious sentiments. It is “impossible” to ensure that vegetarian

Twittizen @Upsunson This #Zomato .. is it only sensitive to Islam and Christianity !? Why does Zomato hurt the Hindu staff by forcing them to touch #Beef and #Pork . Zomato is anti-Hindu , it’s working for Christian crusaders and Islamic Jihadis

and non-vegetarian preferences are factored into delivery logistics in a diverse country like India, Zomato said. On Sunday, Zomato delivery executives in Howrah held protest against delivering of pork and beef items, saying that, the company should stop playing with the religious sentiment of their employees. Both Hindu and Muslim food delivery boys have refused to deliver the food that is beyond their religious acceptable guidelines and said they will protest on Monday too. Zomato, reacting to the development, said that delivery partners are “unequivocally made to understand the

Satyaki Mukherjee @ satyalogy #zomato should hire more Christian’s to resolve this issue... Zomato hits another controversy: Hindu, Muslim delivery boys to strike against delivering beef, pork - India News

practical nature of the job as they choose to enter the workforce”. “In a country as diverse as India, it is impossible to ensure that vegetarian and nonvegetarian preferences are factored into delivery logistics. Delivery partners are unequivocally made to understand the practical nature of the job as they choose to enter the workforce. All our partners understand this fully,” Zomato was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Zomato, however, said they are looking to resolve the issue. “There is a small group of partners in Howrah who have raised concerns and we are looking to resolve the issue,” Zomato said.

Gaurav Pandhi @ GauravPandhi #Zomato isn’t asking its employees in West Bengal (or elsewhere) to do anything illegal. If you don’t like any part of your job, you quit and find another job. Simple. Hindu or Muslim, Sikh or Christian!


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ncidents like these is Ienvironment making the country’s sad. One

should not bring religion when it comes to food, because religion is one thing which is beyond everything. One should be allowed to eat whatever they want to and anyone has problem with that they should keep to themselves. —Kartikeya Punj, Chef

company that stood A for diversity, has a few people that see

its liberal practices as discriminatory. We seem to be getting into a vicious cycle of politicizing or communalising everything. Its sad to see the turn of events in our beautiful country. Diversity should not become adversity. —Mohammed Younus, Food Blogger

AUGUST 12, 2019





Jaipur: The Chief Justice bench of the HC has commented on the order given in the Gulab Kothari case connected to Kuchaman city. The CJ bench said that these observations should be reconsidered and consideration should be done as per the situation of each case. The CJ bench also said that judicial decision should not be read as law. There is a special discussion about the topic among UDHLSG officers as they have high hopes from these comments by the HC. Now, the party of the government would become strong on the pending SLP of Gulab Kothari case in the Supreme Court.

Jaipur: The state government has got a big achievement in the Supreme Court, in the case related to Lal Niwas land of Jaipur. The SLP filed by Jaipur Municipal Corporation, the SC has given the order in favour of JMC. As per the order, Jaipur Municipal Corporation does not have to return Rs. 1 crore in the case of the multi-story building near Narayan Singh Circle. The said amount was deposited by the builder under protest at the time of seeking permission for construction fifteen years ago. The High Court had ordered JMC to return the amount to the builder with 6% interest.

COUPLE FOUND HANGING FROM TREE IN AJMER Ajmer: A married woman and her lover were found hanging from a tree in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district on Monday, police said. Farjana (20) and Sanwar (21), who were relatives and residents of different villages, had left their

homes a month ago but returned after some time, Beawar Sadar police station incharge Shamsher Khan said. The two went missing again on Sunday and their bodies were found hanging from a tree in an isolated area in the morning, Khan said.



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Chandral_ Seriously? What if the chef was a Muslim and the one who packed your order was a Sikh? What if they bought ingredients from a Christian? From the farm to your doorstep, the food could’ve been touched by anyone. You shouldn’t be ordering online if you are so concerned about it.


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kskiyer @kskiyer Absolutely rubbish. Cook at home, don’t order outside

Boy dies as overspeeding Mewar royals too claim car hits his motorcycle to be Ram’s descendant pigs, goats & ood has a religion. The cows, The Hindu will not camels will vouch for that. touch pork. Pigs will eat beef, Muslim will not blood spilt on the be thrown in mosques and in temples and streets. Cows will be thrown that we have never people killed. The fact is never kept our counbeen Indians first. We have have never voted for try ahead of our religion. We a caste or a religion. We India. We always voted for of a million innocent foundation the on birth took partition only Indians, slaughtered during not want to be because the Muslims did




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SamSays @samjawed65 Well said! Rare to find corporate voices publicly rejecting the growing hate and bigotry.



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n a country where Sikhs serve Langar to all, Muslims distribute Kheer to all, and Hindus keep bhandara to feed the hungry and needy, without asking the religion of the person, creating a divide on food, is totally unacceptable. As unemployment is high, I feel such people should quit and give a chance to the people willing to work efficiently but can’t find jobs. —Sarah Hussain, Food Blogger


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I know how horrible faced a massive backlash. being alienated. Why are it is to be treated badly and our faiths & colour of skin? we polarising the world by the world with love for We should be trying to unite food without & beyond humanity and gospel of good This man should borders. religious and the political and aways or out of his home actually stop eating take —Chef Atul Kocchar start growing his own food. FI doesn’t take any responsibility

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Insult to national flag 

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Jaipur: A 17-year-old boy was killed and his friend critically injured when a car hit their motorcycle, police said on Monday. The accident occurred at 4 am on Sunday when Vaibhav Singhal (17) and his friend Prajjwal Dangayach (20) were on the way to Brahmpuri area on the rented bike. They were hit by the car coming from Raja Park area while crossing the Trimurti Circle, Gajnand Kumar, ASI posted at Accident Police Station (East) said, adding that the duo was seriously injured in the accident. Singhal succumbed to injuries while on the way to the hospital while Dangayach is un-

Boy was hit by the car coming from Raja Park area while crossing the Trimurti Circle.

dergoing treatment at the SMS Hospital, police said. Head constable Dilip Singh said the driver fled from scene leaving behind the car which is registered in the name

FIVE ARRESTED FOR RAPING 20-YEAR-OLD WOMAN Banswara: Police on Monday arrested five people for allegedly abducting and raping a 20-year-old woman last month in Banswara district. They also said that the accused thrashed the victim’s boyfriend before committing the crime. The incident took place in a village in the district on the night of July 13. The

victim’s boyfriend had also committed suicide following the incident. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Banswara, Prabhati Lal said that three accused stopped the victim and her boyfriend, who were travelling on a motorcycle. They then dragged the woman to a secluded place and took turns raping her.

of one Vimlesh Jain, a resident of Daher Ke Balaji area. The car has been seized and we are searching for the accused driver, a police officer said.

Udaipur: A day after BJP MP and member of the erstwhile Jaipur royal family Diya Kumari claimed to be a descendant of Lord Ram’s son Kush, another erstwhile royal family in the state has made a similar claim. Mahendra Singh, a member of erstwhile Mewar-Udaipur royal family claimed on Monday to be a descendant of Lord Ram saying “I got to know through media that Supreme Court has apparently asked whether there were any descendants of Lord Ram in the world. If this is the case, then the Supreme Court can directly contact us and all the evidence and documents will be produced in the court following proper legal pro-

YOUTH COMMITS SUICIDE BY SHOOTING SELF Alwar: A youth from Behror committed suicide by firing on his head with a countrymade pistol. The deceased was identified as Sheeshram Gurjar, a native of Jainpurbas village and was employed as a driver in the state roadways.

The incident occurred late on Sunday night and the family members brought his body to the mortuary. The deceased was the son of sarpanch of Jainpurbas village. The police have however initiated an investigation in the matter.

Judge Komal Motyar has ordered for further investigation on the points raised by the complainant

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Jaipur: In the matter of related to the insult the national flag during the Tiranga rally held by the BJP in 2016, MM17 court Judge Komal for Motyar has ordered on further investigation Thursthe Park police on the points raised by Along day. complainant. In this regard, Conwith this, the court has Suresh re- gress leader closure rejected the istMishra had filed an port presented by Bani

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dered Bani Park police gasa on August 31, 2016, e for- to further investigat in the court against Ra- the matter. mer Union Minister Advocate AK Jain Singh jyavardhan presented the protest Rathore, Piyush Goyal, petition and informed Arun Chaturvedi, Mothe court that the police han Lal Gupta, and few rehas made the above others. port without any invesThe court, after extigation. The BJP govt amining the libel itself, pohas pressurised the later ordered the police such a on lice to present to conduct research ofreport. So, top police the police station. After ficials should further examining the come the matter. investigat orhad court plaint, the

in Jaipur: Panic spread the Setrau area of Barmer district Rajasthan early on Thursday morning when the bodies of a man and a girl were found hanging from a tree. post-mortem, the SHO Boy (20) and the said. The news about 14-year-old girl were like Se- the incident spread found hanging in wildfire and people trau village. The bodies The the rushed to the spot. were handed over to the police suspects that family members after

duo were in a relationship and owing to fear to of the society chose

end their lives. A group of villagers was headed to nearby fields when they saw a the bodies hanging to ely tree and immediat alerted the villagers who rushed to the spot and then dead bodies were brought down. SeThe girl was from the trau village while boy was from Bijasar.

Arvind Singh Mewar wrote on Instagram, “It is historically proven that my family is direct descendants of Shree Ram.

cedure.” The claim comes a day after, BJP MP Diya Kumari on Sunday made her claim to be a descendant of Lord Ram. “When the Supreme Court questioned whether there is any descendant of Lord Ram in the world or not, then

I replied that we (Jaipur royal family) are descendants of Lord Ram’s son Kush. I also said that just like us, there are many more people in the world who come from his lineage. It is a matter of pride that we are descended from him,” Diya told reporters here. —ANI

POLICE ARREST CONMAN FOR DUPING OVER FIVE DOZEN PEOPLE Jaipur: The Jaipur police arrested a conman who conned over five dozen people on the pretext of providing them with a sustainable business model and earning over Rs 33,000 per month. The man had handed ut pencil making machines to his targets on the promise that every month one machine

would fetch them over Rs 33, 000. “However, the man closed his office on August 1st after working for some time. When he closed his office, he conned people off crores of rupees and thus the victim approached the police and after an investigation, the Vidhyadhar Nagar police nabbed Himanshu Jaiswal.



C Yogesh Sharma Jaipur: Although there is still time left for the elections of the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) which will decide who will be the Mayor of Pink City, however, stalwarts from both Congress and BJP are now lobbying hard to reach to the coveted post. If the Mayoral position goes to the General category, then there will be a swarm of candidates. Amongst the directly elected positions, the election of Jaipur Mayor is one of the most sought after post. In the previous Gehlot government, the elections for the Mayor’s post were held according to direct election process wherein people voted and chose their own Mayor instead of a Mayor being nominated by the party leaders and thus Congress party’s Jyoti Khandelwal became the Mayor. However, there are talks of two mayors being made this time around and thus the

election could be interesting. Being the Mayor of state capital Jaipur is not less than a major accomplishment for any leader. The Gehlot government, then, had created sensation by announcing that Mayor will be directly elected. Now, a tiff is ongoing on in the Congress party which is in power as to who will contest the elections for the coveted post of Jaipur’s Mayor. Sources reveal that talks are going on that the JMC could be divided into two, between four assembly constituencies on each side which would result in two Mayors of Jaipur. Moreover, due to increase in number of wards, more politicians will get an opportunity to contest in the elections. Interestingly, the election for Jaipur Mayor is held over a bigger territory than that of a MP and the names of many stalwart leaders of Congress are doing the rounds.


urrently PCC Vice-President, Arora if counted amongst well known Congress leaders and is considered to be from Gehlot camp. He was not given a ticket during the Assembly elections and he had also tried for the Lok Sabha ticket but in vain.



urrently Jaipur Mayor, Lata could be fielded as Congress candidate. Has experience to his credit and although he has been a BJP man, is now in the Congress.




The Organisational Secretary of the PCC, is considered a Gehlot camp man and has been active in Jaipur’s politics for a long time.


Associated with a well known family with roots in Congress party he is also well known as an educator.



f Mayoral seat is declared as a women seat then Archana’s claim to candidature will be strong. She had earlier contested Assembly polls from Malviya Nagar where she had to face defeat, although with a narrow margin.


Currently a Councillor, Sharma is considered as a strong leader of Jaipur Congress and holds sway over the Jhotwara and Vidhyadhar Nagar areas.


Famous as Jain community face in Jaipur, she holds experience as a Councillor as well. Kala is associated with a famous business family of Jaipur.




ormer Jaipur Mayor, Khandelwal can also stake her claim to the candidature if the seat is declared reserved for women. She has been associated with the Walled City for a long time.

Known as the Dalit face of Congress, he has been a MLA as well. His name could also be thrown for the post.

Jaipur: The state BJP will get an elected president. The Central BJP will elect the new head of the state unit through organisational elections. The Central BJP has constituted the State Election Committee for organisational elections in Rajasthan. BJP state vice president Rajendra Gehlot has been given responsibility of state election officer. The organisational elections will begin after end of BJP’s country-wide membership drive. Party has started process of organisational election. In this mat-

Well known as Muslim face in the Congress and has been winning the Councillor elections continuously. His name could be seriously considered if a go ahead for two mayors in the JMC is given. Holds position in PCC and if the Mayor seat is reserved for a Dalit woman, then her claim will be the strongest. She is claimed to be from Sachin Pilot camp.


Senior leader of Jaipur Congress and well known across legal and judicial field Sharma was not given a ticket during the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections and is the Chairman of BAR Council.


Counted amongst strong leaders of Jaipur he has been the President of Rajasthan University Student Union. He is the husband of Congress politician Archana Sharma.


Holds the position of Mahamantri in PCC and is considered the Vaishya face of Jaipur Congress and is known for his commitment towards the organisation.

DHARMSINGH SINGHANIYA Well known as the Deputy leader in the JMC, he holds the reins of the Congress Councillors group.


Has been the president of NSUI and is considered to be from the Sachin Pilot camp.

Notably, chief Whip Mahesh Joshi and Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas would play a major role in making the party win the Mayoral and JMC elections.

BJP gears up for organisational polls, constitutes state poll panel Mukesh Sharma

Members of the Muslim community offer namaz at eidgah on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adah on Monday —PHOTO BY SANTOSH SHARMA


Senior leader of the Jaipur Congress, but was not given ticket during the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. He is widely known for the success of the Jaipur Marathon.

ter, State Election Committee of Rajasthan has been declared. Apart from Gehlot, former Assembly speaker and MLA Kailash Meghwal has been made state coelection officer. Significantly, after demise of Madan Lal Saini, the chair of state BJP president fell vacant. Saini died on June 16 and the BJP has not yet announced new state president. In such a situation, now the new head of the state BJP will be elected through organisational elections. Now, BJP will hold organisational polls and before election of BJP

National President, state unit organisational elections will be held. According BJP’s constitution, the National President can be elected after elections of more than 50% of the state organisations. In the first phase of the organisational polls, BJP will conduct elections in its 11,427 Mandal units across the country. After that, about 900 organisational district units will be elected. In the third phase, various state unit presidents will be elected and these state presidents will then choose the National President.

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Counted amongst important leaders of Jaipur Congress and is known as a face of Vaishya Jain community. Bafna has been national secretary of Congress as well.


Sirohi: A loud explosion occurred while opening a box-type item in the border Maval village of Aburoad, killing a 35-year-old man and injuring a 10-year-old boy. On receiving the information, RIICO SHO Champaram reached the spot with the team. At the same time, the injured man was taken to the government hospital, where he was declared dead by doctors. The primary investigation done by the police has revealed that the box-like object was diffused. At present, the police are further investigating the entire case. About 10 km from the city, Bhopanath, 10, went to immerse Dasha Maa’s statue in the Maval river where he found a box-like object with coconut. He brought the item to his house in Nath Colony of the village. At first, he tried to break the object using stone, but failed. On this, his maternal uncle Jawaharnath attempted to break it with a stone. During this time, there was a loud explosion in the box. Due to the explosion, the forehead and chest of Jawaharnath were pierced and his hand also exploded. Bhopanath was also injured in the incident. The police have kept the body in mortuary and handed it to family after postmortem.


Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla called on former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence in New Delhi on Monday.


Swanky Sindhi Camp Bus Stand awaits VIP inauguration 

Building area is completely ready but Roadways administration has not started new area yet due to administrative and political issues

First India News Jaipur: The reconstruction work of Sindhi Camp Bus Stand in Jaipur has been completed. The building area is completely ready after construction for more than five months. However, the Roadways administration has not started the new area yet due to administrative and political issues. In fact, the reconstruction of Sindhi

Camp Bus Stand has remained controversial since the beginning. The construction work was started in the previous tenure of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot around six years ago in September 2013. According to the plan, a three-storey bus stand was to be built by spending Rs50 crore. After the change in government, the BJP made many changes in the project and prepared a new plan. For-


mer CM Vasundhara Raje approved the plan of making the bus stand

thirteen-storey by increasing the budget to Rs110 crore. But the

work could not start in the tenure of her government for four years.

After that, Raje released a grant of Rs20 crore for completing the works. Finally, the construction work was completed in February this year by spending Rs26 crore. Now, inauguration of the new building of bus stand is pending. Roadways officials say that it can be started from next month. The foundation stone of the reconstruction work was laid by CM Gehlot six years ago,

but the work was not done as per the plan. So, Roadways officials are hesitant to approach Gehlot for the inauguration of only one part of Sindhi Camp Bus Stand. At the same time, Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas is also not much interested in inauguration. If the building gets operational, it would be possible to shift platform no. 2 to 3, which would provide relief to the passengers.


Party is currently waiting for green signal from the leadership and will take a decision on Tuesday

State BJP to hold meeting to decide on its RS candidate First India News

Jaipur: Despite of not having a majority in the state assembly, BJP which is claiming of inhouse fighting in Congress , is getting ready to field its candidate in the ensuing Rajya Sabha byelection. For getting stamp of approval on this decision, it will meet at 3 pm on Tuesday and will decide strategy. BJP is getting tremendous response in its membership drive after the decision of abrogation of section 370 and 35 A was taken , the party feels that due to the decision of the centre, its graph is scaling heights . State BJP had recently held a big meeting with its core team for


taking decision on nomination for the by-election of Rajya Sabha. The meeting was attended by party leaders like national joint general secretary (organisation)V Satish, state General Secretary-Organisation Chandrashekhar, Leader of opposition Gulabchand Kataria , deputy leader

of opposition Rajendra Rathore, former state president Arun Chaturvedi and senior leader Satish Poonia. As per the people who are informed about the developments, the party had made decision about fielding its own candidate during the intial meeting itself. The party is currently

waiting for the green signal from the party leadership and party will take a decision about this on Tuesday afternoon. Both, Kataria and Rathore have said that all the party leaders are together while this is not the case in Congress and the party is caught in fighting in itself .

Though, party’s national Vice President and former chief minister Vasundhara Raje is currently out on tour and was not active during the assembly session either, but as Raje is an experienced player of state’s politics as such it is looking difficult that party may field a candidate without her presence. A senior leader considered close to Raje has said that by Tuesday afternoon Raje might return. However, BJP’s former president and leader of opposition Kataria, Rathore and Chandrashekhar will take a meeting of party MLAs on Tuesday at 3 pm and may make an announcement related to candidate.

Education department to felicitate 1,101 teachers Mukesh Sharma

Jaipur: This time on the occasion of Teacher’s Day on September 5, the Education Department will felicitate 1101 teachers. The 54-year-old application process for teacher felicitation ceremony has been changed. Now teachers would have to apply online for the felicitation. At the state level, the Department of Education had so far felicitated 62 teachers. But now 99 teachers will be felicitated at the state level function on September 5. 99 teachers at the district level and 903 teachers at the block level and a total of 1101 teachers will be felicitated. A prize of Rs 21 thousand will be given at state level, Rs 11 thousand at district level and Rs 5100 at block level. The statelevel teacher felicitation

ceremony will be held on September 5 and the block and district level ceremony will be held on October 2. The Education Department started the application process for the state-level teacher felicitation ceremony from Tuesday. Teachers will get only four days to file online applications, which is till midnight on 16 August. Teachers will now have to apply for three categories from classes 1 to 5, classes 6 to 8 and classes 9 to 12 on the departmental website Shaladarpan

portal. There is a link on the staff corner page of the Shaladarpan portal for the application. The link will bring two options. one for those teachers connected with the portal. The second for those who are not connected with the Shaladarpan portal. Online applications can be made for to the teacher felicitation ceremony is given from 13 to 16 August midnight. After this, hard copies of application along with documents can be submitted to the CBEO offices from 14 to 17 August at 10 am.

Birla visits Bikaner; answers questions on LS


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Chief General Manager of State Bank of India, Jaipur Circle Ravindra Pandey met Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, at his residence. This was a courtesy meet with the CM. On this occasion, Pandey informed the CM about various banking services and schemes being run by the financial institution for the people of the state.

Bikaner: Loksabha Speaker Om Birla was on tour of Bikaner on Monday. He reached Bikaner from Delhi by flight and was received at the airport by union minister of state Arjun Meghwal, , city district president Satyaprakash Acharya and rural district president Bihari Bishnoi. Former chairman of UIT Mahavir Ranka also welcomed him. Om Birla said that with the cooperation of all, the house proceedings were conducted smoothly and the same will be attempted in future. Replying to a question, Birla said that work was going on mak-


Om Birla at RSS leader Durgadas’ house to express condolence on the demise of his father.

ing it a paperless parliament , this was necessary because the amount of paper was consumed on each bill is too high. Speaking about the house proceedings, he said that people of the country wanted the house to run well and

all the MPs cooperated in this. The MPs who have been elected for the first time also performed well in the house, he said. Birla straightway went to the house of RSS leader Durgadas from the airport. There, he expressed condolence on

Air India to fly to San Francisco via North Pole New Delhi: Air India will start flying to San Francisco from the national capital over the Polar region from August 15. With the new route, the flight duration would reduce by around one-and-a-half hours from 14.5 hours to 13 hours and fuel savings would be in the range of 2,000 to 7,000 kilograms per flight, according to an Air India spokesperson. Air India operates a daily flight from New Delhi to San Francisco.


The airline has flights between India and North America over the Atlantic and the Pacific routes. “Polar routes between India and North American destinations are yet to be utilised. Situated on opposite sides of the Northern Hemisphere, India and North America would benefit immensely by using existing North Polar routes for commercial air operations,” the airline said in a release. The fuel savings are

expected be in the region of 2,000 to 7,000 kilograms on these routes with the resultant decrease in carbon emission of 6,000 to 21,000 kilograms, per flight, it said.

the security situation in the Kashmir Valley as locals offered Eid prayers. The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Jammu and Kashmir Police said that prayers were offered peacefully across local mosques despite restrictions in several locations. The movement of people in Jammu and Kashmir was facilitated by police and thousands thronged the prominent mosques in the valley to observe the festival of Eid by offering special prayers, sources said. In Jammu Eidgah also almost 5,000 people of-

fered prayers on the occasion of Eid-Al Adha. Meanwhile, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) Monday cancelled the Delhi-Lahore bus service after Pakistan decided to discontinue the service in the wake of India’s decision of revoking the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, a statement said. “Consequent to Pakistan’s decision to suspend the Delhi-Lahore bus service, DTC is not able to send bus (from Delhi to Lahore) from August 12,” the DTC statement read. The customary ex-

On August 15, the inaugural revenue flight over the Polar region would be piloted by Captain Rajneesh Sharma and Captain Digvijay Singh. “Passengers will benefit from the

reduced flight times, the airline from the reduced fuel consumption and the environment from reduced carbon emissions,” the release added. There would be around 300 passengers on the flight which would be operated by a Boeing 777, the spokesperson said. Earlier this month, DGCA came out with the requirements that need to the fulfilled by airlines for Polar operations. Careful risk analysis has been conducted

and crew training, weather monitoring, alternate selection and aircraft serviceability have been enhanced to ensure safe operations on this route, AI said. Approvals are in place from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The airline also said a reputed diversion support agency would assist in aircraft and passenger retrieval in case of diversion. —PTI

change of sweets between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers along the international border did not take place on Monday on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, officials said. The unilateral withdrawal of diplomatic ties by Pakistan with India, in the wake of the Modi government’s decision to revoke provisions of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, is being seen as a reason for the non-conduct of the ceremony. They said the Pakistani side did not respond to Border Security Forces’ move to ex-

change sweets and greetings along the IB running through the states of Jammu, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat. Curfew was reimposed in Srinagar on the eve of Eid even as the administration listed several measures taken to restore normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir. Huge deployment of security forces, concertina wires and barricades were back on the roads and public movement was curbed on Sunday. At several places, police asked vendors to close their stalls and return home.

Bilateral differences... held candid talks with top Chinese leaders. Before he settled for a structured talk with his counterpart Wang Yi, Jaishankar met the tough-talking Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, a close confidant of President Xi Jinping, at the picturesque residential complex Zhongnanhai, where China’s top leaders reside. He held a frank discussion with Wang Qishan about the state of the bilateral ties in the context of China’s concerns over the bifurcation of Jam-


the demise of his father and also met his mother. From there, Birla went to circuit house and met the party workers and local leaders. There seemed to be a race amongst the locals and the local party leaders to take selfie with the speaker. Birla also met

former minister Devi Singh Bhati and talked for a while. Bhati said that Birla was his long time friend and he had gone to meet him on a courtesy call . During this duration, there was no talk between Arjun Meghwal and Bhati.

Miscreants pelt stones during Eid celebrations First India News Jaipur: On Monday night a group of men, who were part of Eid celebrations at Eidgah on Delhi Road and also at Vidhyadhar Nagar created a ruckus during the feast, as they started pelting stones after a verbal spat. It continued as the miscreants started damaging vehicles. Cops were rushed to the spot which used force to handle the situation. Police also had to

baton charge, however, later they had to resort to firing rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

mu and Kashmir into two Union Territories. After India revoked Article 370, China issued two statements outlining its position on Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. After his meeting with Wang Qishan, Jaishankar held talks with Wang Yi -- first at the restricted delegation-level meeting followed by fullfledged delegation-level talks spanning over several hours. At the end of the talks, both Jaishankar and Wang made candid remarks at the 4th India-China media summit where they an-

nounced a host of initiatives to boost ties ahead of Xi’s visit to India later this year. Jaishankar said “the future of the India-China relationship will obviously depend on mutual sensitivity to each other’s core concerns”. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited Beijing last week and held talks with Wang Yi. In his opening remarks at talks, Wang said China and India as two big nations, also have important responsibilities for upholding the regional peace and stability. —PTI

FROM PG 1 OF KHATRON... On the other hand, if we co-operate with nature, then she also co-operates with us.” During the show, Bear Grylls gives PM Modi an improvised version of a spear as a safeguard against potential attack from a Big Cat. To this, PM Modi said, “My upbringing does not allow me to take a life. However, I will hold on it (the spear) since you insist!” Meanwhile, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Monday conducted an aerial survey to take stock of



No sweets along Indo-Pak border on Eid

The Pakistani side refused to attend the ceremony after the BSF sent across official communication to exchange sweets & greetings along the IB New Delhi: The customary exchange of sweets between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers along the International Border did not take place on Monday on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, officials said. The unilateral downgrading of diplomatic ties by Pakistan with India in the wake of the Modi government’s decision to revoke provisions of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir is being seen as a reason for the non-conduct of the ceremony. They said the Pakistani side refused to attend the ceremony after the Border Security Force (BSF) sent across official communication to exchange sweets and greetings along the IB running through Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat. “The customary event did not take place at any location along the India-Pakistan border on the occasion of Eid al-Adha” a senior official said. The two forces exchange sweets on major festivals. —ANI

Police & administrative officers offer sweets to Muslims after they offered prayers, in Jammu.

Quiet, lonely Eid for Farooq, Omar Abdullah & Mehbooba Srinagar: It was a quiet, lonely Eid for former J &K CMs Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Monday, quite unlike previous years when their homes were full of celebratory crowds of supporters, friends and family members, officials said. The three leaders

were detained after the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370 and proposed that the state be bifurcated into the Union territories of J&K and Ladakh. A week after the government's announcement, their homes in the city's posh Gupkar Road were deserted

BJP slams TMC Supremo Mamata over Durga Puja tax Kolkata: Questioning West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s criticism of I-T notices served to Durga Puja committees, the BJP accused a section of TMC leaders of laundering the money, allegedly looted in chit fund scams, through the puja committees. She had said the TMC would sit on a dharna in the city on Tuesday in protest against the move of the BJP-led government at the centre. BJP national secretary Rahul

Sinha alleged that Mamata Banerjee is ‘more interested’ in appeasing Muslims Sinha while mocking her ‘crocodile tears’ said, if she is so concerned about these committees, then why did the TMC govt on several occasions try to stop Durga Puja rituals, in order to allow Muharram in the state. —PTI

Kashmiri students who could not reach their families in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 in J&K get emotional on Eid in New Delhi.


with only a security vehicle stationed outside. While National Conference president Farooq Abdullah is under house arrest at his residence, his son and party vicepresident Omar Abdullah is at the Hari Nivas Palace. Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba is at the Cheshma Shahi Hut. —ANI

New Delhi: This Eid, Kashmiri students studying in different parts of India, were forced to celebrate away from their home, without their family. After the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A by the Government of India, the Valley has been cut off from the rest of India.

‘Media will always be free during BJP rule’ Indore: Union I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said there will be complete freedom to the media under the BJP government. “The media and opposition are always free to criticise the government. It is the people who are against the nation whom we are against. I have served 16 months in jail when I was young due to the Emergency. My father was a sub-Editor in an agency. I have seen very closely how the media was curtailed during that time. During our rule the media will always be free,” he said. —ANI

UP govt committing atrocity:

Azam Khan on University raids Rampur: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said the state government is committing an “atrocity” to win the upcoming by-elections in the state, in reference to the raids conducted at Mohammad Ali Jauhar University. Land grab allegations were levelled at the Rampur lawmaker, with authorities claiming that the gate of the varsity is allegedly built on government land. There were protests by students of the university on August 5

HE ABUSED PEOPLE, MISBEHAVED: BJP MLA ON PURPORTED CLIP Kanpur: Days after a purported audio clip of threatening a forest official went viral, BJP MLA Abhijeet Singh Saang said the official used to extort money from people for using the land which was given to them on lease. “A ranger Vajpayee was taking money from poor people even when the land was

not auctioned. People came to me and complained about the official. He abused the people and misbehaved with them,” Saang said. “It is my duty as people's representative to stop any official from doing wrong. I have to stop if someone is doing wrong. I raised the voice of the people, he said.

SP leader Azam Khan

after a team of Uttar Pradesh Medical Education and Training officials visited the university for inspection and found it closed, after which officials past-

THAROOR WISHES ARUN JAITLEY SPEEDY RECOVERY New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that he is relieved to know that the health condition of his “university contemporary and friend” Arun Jaitley is stable as reported by AIIMS. Taking to Twitter, Tharoor, an MP from

Thiruvananthapuram, wished former Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Jaitley, a speedy recovery and voiced his hope to look forward to “crossing political swords” with him again. ley at the hospital.

Eid away from home for Kashmiri students in Delhi

ed a notice on the university wall. The five officials visited the university for inspection as a pre-requisite condition to issue a no-objection certificate for a medical college. Khan said, “This is only done to win the upcoming Vidhan Sabha by-elections. They (UP govt) want to destroy the University.” “Will they be able to win the byelections like this? Were they able to defeat me in the Lok Sabha elections?” —ANI

‘People of Kashmir imprisoned’ New Delhi: CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that the people of Kashmir have been kept “imprisoned” in their own homes and warned the government that the impact of changing Jammu and Kashmir’s status would be felt in other states with special status. While greeting people on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Yechury, who along with CPI general secretary had been denied entry into Srinagar on Friday, said he still didn’t know the condition of his party colleagues in Kashmir. “Eid is an occasion of joy and celebration, and our thoughts are with the people of Kashmir who have been kept imprisoned in their own homes. We still don’’t know how or where our Comrades in Kashmir are,” he tweeted. “We are a country of diverse languages, religions, cultures & ideas; this is our strength. The impact of undemocratically and forcibly altering J& K’s status will be felt in other states with special status, Yechury said. —ANI


New Delhi: BJP headquarters in Delhi witnessed the joining of two renowned sports personalities, Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir, in the presence of BJP leader & sports minister Kiren Rijiju among others.

Amidst the curfew, a group of students from Kashmir held a ‘celebration’ in Delhi, on the occasion of Eid. Organised by a group of students who were unable to get in touch with their families back home, and unable to return to Kashmir, the ‘celebration’ was actually a public gathering

to share food, and stories about Kashmir. This is not the first time that Kashmir celebrated Eid under curfew, but the way the entire Valley is under lockdown with no communication channels open is a first. There have been major protests on several occasions during Eid. —ANI

IN THE COURTYARD CENTRE TO SET UP SPECIAL COURTS FOR RAPE CASES New Delhi: The process of setting up of over 1,000 fast-track special courts across the country to deal with pending cases of rape is likely to begin on October 2, the Law Ministry has said. The Dept of Justice in the Law Ministry had proposed the setting up of 1,023 fast-track courts at a total budget of Rs 767.25 crore. Centre’s support of Rs 474 crore for one year will be funded under the Nirbhaya Fund. The fund was announced by the Centre in Dec 2013 after the rape and murder of a student in Delhi. In a letter to the Cabinet Secretariat, the Department of Justice has said after recommendation of expenditure finance committee, the case has been forwarded to the Finance Minister for approval. —ANI

‘CBI DIDN’T CONDUCT FAIR PROBE AGAINST MULAYAM’ New Delhi: The Supreme Court was told that the CBI did not conduct a fair and proper investigation into the alleged disproportionate assets case against Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav. The petitioner, advocate Vishwanath Chaturvedi, who had sought a CBI-led probe in the case apprised the top court that the central probe agency “suppressed martial facts” to save criminal prosecution against Mulayam Singh Yadav and his sons Akhilesh and Prateek Yadav. Advocate Chaturvedi said that the CBI in its affidavit filed in May this year before the SC had claimed that the investigative agency has not found any proof to substantiate the allegations of disproportionate assets case against the Yadavs, hence, it had closed the preliminary enquiry on August 7, 2013. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi was hearing the case filed by Chaturvedi. —ANI

SECURITY BEEFED UP ACROSS RED FORT AHEAD OF AUG 15 New Delhi: Ahead of August 15 celebrations, the security measures have been intensified, in and around Delhi's Red fort. Delhi Police, this year, have installed facial recognition system along with CCTV cameras to ensure fool-proof security. Nupur Prasad,

Deputy Commissioner of police said, “We are fully prepared, and ready to meet any kind of exigency. More than 400 CCTV cameras have been installed. Our facial recognition system will alert us if any criminal, who, arrives near the venue.”





Conflating Ladakh and Jammu with Kashmir is sloppy, inexact and misleading ATUL SINGH

Real investment as a percentage of GDP is well below levels in the late 1990s

The author is the Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Fair Observer


n the new world wrought by US President Donald Trump, where one shock follows another, there is never time to think through fully the implications of the events with which we are bombarded. In late July, the Federal Reserve Board reversed its policy of returning interest rates to more normal levels, after a decade of ultra-low rates in the wake of the Great Recession. Then, the United States had another two mass gun killings in under 24 hours, bringing the total for the year to 255 – more than one a day. And a trade war with China, which Trump had tweeted would be “good, and easy to win,” entered a new, more dangerous phase, rattling markets and posing the threat of a new cold war. At one level, the Fed move was of little import: a 25-basis-point change will have little consequence. The idea that the Fed could fine-tune the economy by carefully timed changes in interest rates should by now have long been discredited – even if it provides entertainment for Fed watchers and employment for financial journalists. If lowering the interest rate from 5.25% to essentially zero had little impact on the economy in 2008-09, why should we think that lowering rates by 0.25% will have any observable effect? Large corporations are still sitting on hoards of cash: it’s not a lack of liquidity that’s stopping them from investing. Long ago, John Maynard Keynes recognized that while a sudden tightening of monetary policy, restricting the availability of credit, could slow the economy, the effects of loosening policy when the economy is weak can be minimal. Even employing new instruments such as quantitative easing can have little effect, as Europe has learned. In fact, the negative interest rates being tried by several countries may, perversely, weaken the economy as a result of unfavorable effects on bank balance sheets and thus lending. The lower interest rates do lead to a lower exchange rate. Indeed, this may be the principal channel through which Fed policy works today. But isn’t that nothing more than “competitive devaluation,” for which the Trump administration roundly criticizes China? And that, predictably, has been followed by other countries lowering their exchange rate, implying that any benefit to the US economy through the exchange-rate effect will be short-lived. More ironic is the fact that the recent decline in China’s exchange rate came about because of the new round of American protectionism and because China stopped interfering with the exchange rate – that is, stopped supporting it. But, at another level, the Fed action spoke volumes. The US economy was supposed to be “great.” FOR FULL REPORT LOG ON TO WWW. PROJECTSYNDICATE.COM


Kashmiris have feared that India would emulate Pakistan and change its demography. They were terrified of losing the demographic advantage in the state

n August 5, the press around the world noted that India had ended special status or Jammu and Kashmir. The media in the Muslim world such as Dawn and Al Jazeera shone the light only on Kashmir. So did the BBC and The New York Times. This is understandable. Given that India and Pakistan are both nuclear powers, Deutsche Welle has rightly called the conflict over Kashmir the most dangerous in the world. Yet it makes sense to take a deep breath and examine key facts to make sense of what is going on. Many journalists forget that there is no state in India named Kashmir. The state of Jammu and Kashmir includes three distinct regions: Buddhist Ladakh, Hindu Jammu and Muslim Kashmir. These comprise 62.3%, 22.7% and 15% of the area of the state. This means that Kashmir is merely 15% of the total area of the state. The tables are turned when it comes to demographics. Kashmir is most populous, comprising 53.9% of the state population with Jammu forming 43.7% and Ladakh a mere 2.3% share. The statistics above reveal an important point that the Indian, Pakistani and international media almost invariably miss. Kashmir is just one of the three regions of a highly diverse state. Conflating Ladakh and Jammu with Kashmir is sloppy, inexact and misleading. So, why do most journalists do it? Ignorance rather than ill will is the most probable answer.

THE ROOTS OF CONFLICT Like many a political entity, the modern state of Jammu and Kashmir is a historical accident. During the dying days of the Mughal Empire, the revolting Sikhs established their own short-lived empire. They first conquered Jammu and then expanded to Kashmir.

Starting in 1834, Zorawar Singh Kahluria, the Dogra general of the Sikhs, led audacious campaigns in high altitude to conquer Buddhist Ladakh and Shia Baltistan. In 1841, Kahluria ended up with a lance in his chest when he attempted to conquer western Tibet, but the Dogras now controlled a swathe of territory, which is currently shared between India, Pakistan and China. In the 1840s, the Sikh Empire disintegrated. The Dogras led by Gulab Singh seized their chance. In 1846, the Sikhs and the British came to recognize Dogra sovereignty and they became one of the 584 princely states of British India. Singh and his progeny ruled over a Muslim-majority kingdom while paying obeisance to the British. Hari Singh, the last Dogra ruler, was portly, extravagant and worthless. This former page boy to Lord Curzon was blackmailed by a Parisian prostitute for a princely sum of £300,000 in 1921, or $16 million in today’s terms. Needless to say, such debauchery did not enamor Singh to his subjects. While most royal families joined newly independent India or Pakistan, Hari Singh had illusions and delusions of

A mix of political opportunism have led India to concentrate power in New Delhi, winning over Ladakh & Jammu while upsetting Kashmir and Pakistan

grandeur. He wanted to rule a Himalayan Switzerland. Pakistan saw Muslim-majority Kashmir as a natural part of its nation-building project and dispatched Pashtun tribesmen to wrest it. In a panic, the Dogra ruler signed the Instrument of Accession on October 26, 1947, and Indian troops landed in Srinagar. Even as Indian troops were pushing back Pashtun tribesmen, Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, took the matter to the United Nations

How African ancestors made sound in the Stone Age


he Middle and Later Stone Age, which lasted from about 300 000 to 300 years ago in South Africa, was an important time for the African continent. During this period humans developed many different strategies to produce a variety of stone tools. They used fire as an engineering tool and to cook. As expert hunter gatherers, they successfully inhabited many parts of Africa. But one thing that’s been missing from our understanding of this epoch is sound, noise or music. There’s been very little research on the role of sound production during the Stone Age. That’s very surprising since we know that the latter part of this period was an important one for the development of complex cognition, symbolic 


expression and social dynamics among human ancestors. So it stands to reason that groups which were communicating in complex ways might also explore sound for expression. One reason to account for this lack of research may be that sound-producing instruments are usually made of organic materials which typically don’t survive well, archaeologically. We wanted to address this gap in the research. So we’ve established a working group to map and investigate Stone Age musical activities within Africa, incorporating ethnographic perspectives, knowledge gained from the in-depth study of various cultural groups. One of our first projects has been to examine ancient versions of the strange disc-shaped object that South Africans collo-

Stone Age musical activities within Africa, incorporate ethnographic perspectives, knowledge gained from the in-depth

quially know as a “woer woer”. The “woer woer” (“whirr whirr” in Afrikaans) can be wound up between two pieces of string and released to produce the same kind of sound as a howling wind or a swarm of bees. Different versions exist in various parts of the world, known by different names. Working with bone arte-

facts from archaeological sites in South Africa’s southern Cape region, we’ve been able to show that some implements might have been used for sound production in the past. This sort of research is important because it can shed light on human behaviour and the use of space. Some spaces may have been specifically selected for how well sound resonates and amplifies, perhaps to form part of rituals to induce altered states of consciousness or enhanced states of association.

BULLROARERS AND WOER WOERS The “woer woer” works on the same principle as another instrument, the bullroarer. This has been used for centuries in many societies to produce sound, chiefly during ceremonial occa-

sions. When it’s spun through the air it produces audible vibrations that travel for some distance. At least two examples of woer woers made from perforated pieces of bone have been recovered from archaeological sites along the southern Cape coast, at Klasies River and Matjes River. Both date back between 5000 and 10 000 years. The Matjes River woer w oer was recovered together with perforated bone pendants. Some of these “pendants” bear a striking resemblance to bullroarers from other parts of the world. Bullroarers are used by the Bushmen and Aboriginal people and are also found in Late Palaeolithic sites in Denmark, Germany and Norway. FOR FULL REPORT LOG ON TO WWW.THECONVERSATION.COM

on January 1, 1948.Nearly four months later, the UN Security Council called for a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. First, Pakistan was supposed to withdraw Pashtun tribesmen and its nationals. Second, India would then reduce its forces “progressively to the minimum strength required for the support of the civil power in the maintenance of law and order.” Then, there would be a plebiscite that would decide where the state would go. The resolution remains stillborn till this date because neither party has followed it. Instead of troops decreasing in Kashmir as per the resolution, they have only increased over the years. The reason is simple: Neither Pakistan nor India trust each other. Besides, for each of them, the Kashmir Valley is an essential part of its nation-building project. For Pakistan, Muslim-majority Kashmir must be a part of its territory. For multicultural India, Kashmir as a part of its nation proves this is home to diverse communities who are all part of an exquisite mosaic. Views expressed here are that of the author, First India isn’t responsible for the same. FOR FULL REPORT LOG ON TO WWW.FAIROBSERVER.COM


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Rain Ruin: 76 dead in flood-hit Kerala Bengaluru: Seventy six people have died over the last three days in Kerala, which is yet to recover from the worst flood it faced in a century. Rahul Gandhi, who has been elected to parliament from Wayanad in Kerala, is camping in his constituency since Sunday. As per an official data, “Since August 1, 76 people have lost their lives while 5, 81,897 persons have been evacuated from 2,694 flood-hit villages of the state.” Rains have eased out, water levels have started receding and surface communication is likely to be restored soon in North Karnataka, Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) said. With orange alert in force, the close watch will need to be maintained on the situation. Home Minister Shah undertook an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Karnataka. —ANI

Over 2.60 lakh displaced people have been taken to 1318 flood relief camps operating across the state TAKE NOTE  No Red alerts (which denotes take action) has been issued in any of the 14 districts of the state till August 15th.

Rescue workers clear the debris and search for survivors under the debris after a huge water tank collapsed in Ahmedabad.

Guj: 3 killed, 1 injured in water tank collapse

Rahul distributes relief materials in Wayanad

Ahmedabad: Three persons were killed & one sustained injuries when a 25-year-old water tank collapsed in the Bopal area. The tank was in a dilapidated condition and people in the area had complained to the municipal corporation about it, District Collector Vikrant Pandey said. CM Vijay Rupani called him from Russia where he is on a visit and asked him to take necessary action. —ANI

Wayanad: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi distributed relief materials to people in his constituency Wayanad, one of the worst flood-affected districts in Kerala. Gandhi, who visited a relief camp in Kaithapoyil in Wayanad, said that he has sought immediate help and support from CM Pinarayi Vijayan and PM Modi. Twelve people have lost their lives in Wayanad. —ANI

A crocodile take shelter on the roof of a house in flood-affected Raybag taluk area in Belgaum in Karnataka on Monday.

At 11:30 am, 29 crew members of Offshore Support Vessel Coastal Jaguar jumped into the water after a fire engulfed the vessel, in Visakhapatnam on Monday. 28 rescued by Indian Coast Guard and search for 1 missing crew is underway. The exact cause of the fire yet to be aascertained. —PHOTO BY ANI

JHARKHAND: MAN STUCK IN SAUDI ARABIA RETURNS HOME intervened, I was allowed to come back to India. An emergency passport was issued so that I could return.” His brother Mohammad Khurshid said, “My brother was taken by his friend who was working in Saudi Arabia. “After one year his salary was stopped and visa and passport were taken away by the employer,” he said.

UTTARAKHAND: CLOUDBURST IN CHAMOLI CLAIMS 6 LIVES Chamoli: Six people were killed on Monday following a cloudburst in Chamoli’s Ghat area, Uttarakhand’s State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) said. According to the officials, three deaths were reported from Lakhee village, while two persons lost

 Seventy two people have died in the state in the last three days. While Malappuram is among the worst affected, reporting 23 deaths so far, 17 people have died in Kozhikode and 12 deaths have been reported in Wayanad.  Over 2.60 lakh displaced people have been taken to 1318 flood relief camps operating across the state. PTI reported.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with a child at Kaithapoil Flood Relief Camp in Thamrassaery on Monday.

 173 teams of the (NDRF) have been deployed across the country for rescue and relief work.

Deve Gowda writes to PM Modi, seeks Rs 5,000 cr as interim relief


Ranchi: A man who was stuck in Saudi Arabia for over a year returned after CM Raghubar Das intervened in the matter. Mohammad Mufiz returned to Ranchi on occasion of Eid-Al-Adha. Speaking to ANI, Mufiz said, “My employer had filed a case against me. After Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das

 Rahul Gandhi, who has been visiting flood-hit areas in his constituency, posted the appeal on his Facebook page. “My Parliamentary constituency Wayanad has been devastated by floods with thousands left homeless and shifted to relief camps. We are in urgent need of materials, including water bottles, sleeping mats, blankets, undergarments, dhothis, nightgowns, children''s apparel, slippers, sanitary napkins, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, Dettol, soap powder, bleaching powder and chlorine,” he said.

their lives in Banjbagar village. Another death was reported from Auli village, they said, adding that several houses were washed away following the cloudburst. The search and rescue operations in the area were carried out by the SDRF.

Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister and JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlining the severity of the floods in Karnataka and sought an interim relief of Rs 5,000 crore to tide over the situation in the state. In his letter, Deve Gowda urged Modi to declare the disaster caused by the floods as a national calamity. Forty people have lost their lives while 14 are missing since August 1 due to the floods in the state, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) said. —ANI

NDRF members & Army personel carry out rescue operations in Bagalkot district.

Air Force rescues 125 stranded on road Ahmedabad: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has rescued nearly 125 people stranded on a road washed away by floods due to heavy rainfall in Kutch district of Guja-

ANDHRA: BULLS FESTIVAL CELEBRATED IN CHITTOOR Chittoor: A traditional bulls festival, Mylaru, was celebrated extravagantly in Kamatamuru village. As a part of celebrations, the bulls were traditionally decorated with shiny and colourful ornaments and clothes and later they were taken on a ride and were made to rush across the village. In order to have control over the

angry bulls and to prevent any untoward incident, all precautionary measures were adopted. The bulls were tied to a long chain by the locals, in order to take control over them. However, the excitement and enthusiasm of people were clearly visible as they turned up in huge numbers to witness the celebrations.

rat, officials said on Monday. Several parts of Gujarat, including Saurashtra and Kutch regions, received heavy rainfall in the last few days. The Air Force re-

ceived a request to rescue a large number of people stranded on a road that was washed away at a causeway near Hajipir dargah at Bhuj in Kutch district. —ANI

MAN HELD AFTER VIDEO OF FIRING FROM PISTOL WENT VIRAL New Delhi: A man was arrested by Delhi Police after a Tik-Tok video showing him firing from a pistol went viral. The accused was identified as 32-year old Faizan. The police in order to nab Faizan, identified the location and interrogated him.

“On the intervening night of August 10-11, a video went viral on different social media platforms in which a person is seen firing in the air with a weapon in his hand. The firearm and mobile used for recording the video have been seized.




Saudi Aramco to invest $75 bn in RIL Mumbai: Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Ltd Mukesh Ambani on Monday said Saudi Aramco will invest 75 billion dollars in the conglomerate and have 20 per cent stake in its oil to chemicals (O2C) business. “Saudi Aramco and Reliance have agreed to form a long-term partnership in our oil to chemicals division. Saudi Aramco will invest for a 20 per cent stake in Reliance’s O2C division at an enterprise value of 75 billion dollars,” he said at the 42nd annual general meeting (AGM). “This is the biggest foreign investment for Reliance and one of the largest for India. The partnership with Saudi Aramco to cover Reliance’s refining and petrochemicals assets, including 51 per cent of the petroleum retail joint venture.” In another significant new initiative, BP acquired 49 per cent stake in Reliance’s petro-retail business. Reliance will get Rs 7,000 crore from BP for this transaction, Ambani said. —ANI

Reliance to empower 3 cr merchants

Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani with his wife and CEO Nita Ambani and mother Kokilaben at the 42nd AGM of Reliance Industries Limited in Mumbai on Monday.

Jio and Microsoft partner to launch cloud data centres Mumbai: Reliance Jio Infocomm and Microsoft Corporation on Monday announced embarking on a long-term strategic relationship aimed at accelerating the digital transformation of Indian economy and society. The ten-year commitment combines worldclass capabilities of both companies to offer a detailed set of solutions comprising connectivity, computing, storage solutions, and other technology ser-

The combination of Jio’s leading connectivity and digital solutions with Azure, Azure AI and Office 365 will bring powerful tools and platforms for compute, storage, productivity and more to millions of businesses in country. —Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft vices and applications essential for Indian businesses and will span the broad RIL ecosystem including its existing and new businesses. Jio and Microsoft aim to enhance the adoption of leading

technologies like data analytics, AI, cognitive services, blockchain, Internet of Things, and edge computing among small and medium enterprises to make them ready to compete and grow. —ANI

Mumbai: Reliance Industries is working towards empowering three crore merchants and kirana shop owners with its end-to-end digital and physical distribution stack new commerce, its Chairman Mukesh Ambani said. “New commerce is a massive new business opportunity of 700 billion dollars. However, for Reliance, it is the greatest opportunity to promote inclusive growth and shared wealth at the bottom of India’s commerce and retail pyramid,” he said at the group’s 42nd annual general meeting (AGM). The main purpose of new commerce is to completely transform the unorganised retail market, which accounts for 90 per cent of India’s retail industry. The three crore merchants and kirana shop owners, who generate direct and indirect livelihoods for over 20 crore people, form the backbone of India’s commerce eco-system, said Ambani. —ANI

Mukesh Ambani’s son and daughter Akash Ambani and Isha Ambani Piramal with Reliance Industries President Kiran Thomas.

Jio GigaFibre service to be launched on September 5 Mumbai: Reliance Jio’s much-awaited fibre-to-home service will be launched on September 5, the third anniversary of telecom giant’s launch with a base plan starting at Rs 700 per month and a speed of 100 MBPS going up to one GBPS. At a complimentary offering, Jio will offer a free 4K/HD TV and a 4K set-top box with Jio Forever Annual Plans, said Reliance Indus-


tries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani. He also announced ‘Jio First Day First Show’ plan under which Premium JioFibre custom-

ers will be able to watch movies in their living rooms on the day of the release. This will be rolled out in 2020. Jio GigaFiber subscription will offer free fixed voice calling along with fixed-line rates for international calling at Rs 500 per month for the United States and Canada. This plan will provide users with unlimited calling to international numbers. —ANI

5 children killed in fire at 45 dead as Typhoon Lekima slams China Pennsylvania daycare facility More than Washington: At least five children, including four siblings, were killed in a fire that broke out at a daycare facility in Pennsylvania on Sunday (local time). Four people were injured, including two teenagers who jumped from a second-floor window onto a porch of the facility in Erie to escape the blaze, Erie Fire Chief Guy Santone told local media. He said that the homeowner was injured, along with a neighbour who tried to enter the burning home to rescue the victims. Eight people were at the facility when the fire broke out around 1:15 a.m. (local time), Santone said. The children who died were between 8 months to roughly 8 years old, the fire chief said. Four of the victims were siblings who were being cared for at the


daycare, Santone said. The siblings’ mother worked the night shift, he said. The homeowner’s child was also killed, he said. “The

lady that lived there ran through the fire to get outside. She had burned her lungs and probably didn’t realise that,” Santone stated. —ANI

Beijing: The strongest typhoon to hit China this year has killed at least 45 people, statemedia reported on Monday, as authorities stepped up rescue efforts to locate 16 missing people after the storm displaced more than a million residents. Lekima, the ninth typhoon, hit Wenling city on Saturday afternoon, packing winds of 187 kilometers per hour and bringing heavy rainstorms. The typhoon has left 45 people dead and 16 missing in three Chinese provinces, wreaking havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales. In the Zhejiang Province, Lekima landed at around 1:45 am on Saturday in the city of Wenling. By Monday morning, the death toll in the province rose to 45 while nine others remained missing, said the Zhejiang provincial flood control headquarters. —PTI

6 million affected

Rescue workers evacuate stranded residents with a bulldozer on a flooded street in China.

Myanmar: 56 killed in landslides Mon State: At least 56 people lost their lives after monsoons triggered landslides in Myanmar’s Mon State, according to the country’s Fire Services Department. “Search and rescue operations are being carried out by using life detectors such as Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) and


JuD to carry out terror activities for groups 

JuD, a front group of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), is using the fringe groups for terror financing and money laundering

Islamabad: After Pakistan levied ban on terrorist organisation Ja m a at - u d - D aw a h (JuD), the proscribed outfit has joined hands with other groups to carry out terror activities on their behalf. Intelligence inputs suggested that JuD, a front group of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), is using the fringe groups for terror financing and money laundering. JuD chief, Hafiz Mohammad

Saeed, was recently arrested by the counterterrorism police in Gujranwala, Punjab, under charges of terror financing.

Saeed is accused by India of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed more than 160 people. His recent arrest came in the

wake of strict guidelines of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a Paris-based anti-terror financing watchdog. Pakistan is on the gray list of the FATF for the second time. It was first put on the grey list in 2012 and remained there for three years. FATF put it back on the grey list in June 2018 asking Islamabad to implement strict actions against terror financing and money laundering cases operating from its soil. —ANI

Rescue workers search for bodies of victims on Monday.

Leader Hasty,” an official said. Heavy rains led to a major landslide at the Ma-lat

mountain. People, houses and vehicles were caught in the mud discharge. —ANI

Beijing: Typhoon Lekima has affected at least six and a half million people in the Chinese provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong and Fujian, since making landfall last week. People have been affected in Shanghai as well, Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management said. Around 1.46 million people have been relocated as part of rescue efforts until now. The typhoon has left 45 people dead in its wake while 265,500 hectares of crops have been affected. About 35,000 houses have been damaged while 3,500 homes have collapsed. —ANI

HK grounds flights amid protest Hong Kong: Hong Kong airport authority on Monday suspended all remaining flights for the day after thousands of pro-democracy protesters entered the terminal’s arrival halls. The authority said that they were suspending flights in the wake of sit-in protest. “Other than departure flights that have completed the check-in process and the arrival flights that are already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights have been cancelled for the rest of today,” it said in a statement. —ANI

CHINA BANS SUPPORTERS FROM FLYING China banned Cathay Pacific Airways airline staff who supported or participated in Hong Kong protests, from flying over the mainland’s airspace. China took this step as a strong action against the anti-government protests that have been continuing across the streets of the semiautonomous regions since the last two months.



NADAL WINS ROGERS Montreal: Rafael Nadal completed a 6-3, 6-0 demolition of Russian Daniil Medvedev to win Rogers Cup final in Montreal on Sunday, and extend his record haul of Masters 1000 titles. The world number two secured his 35th Masters crown, pulling clear by two in that category from Novak Djokovic, who has won 33 of the elite tournaments. Claycourt king Nadal successfully defended a hard court title for

the first time in his career. “It was important to start the match in a good shape,” the 18time Grand Slam winner said. “He came in playing so well, playing a lot of matches the last weeks,” Nadal added of Medvedev, who was runnerup to Nick Kyrgios in Washington last week.” Nadal, in contrast, had played just three hard court matches since starting his build up to the US Open this

week, reaching final on a walkover when injured Gael Monfils pulled out of their scheduled semi-final. “I played a solid match, my best of the week so far without a doubt,”He said. “I did a lot of things well: changing directions, changing rhythm during the point. —PTI

Serena gives in to pain, Bianca wins Toronto: A tearful Serena Williams saw her US Open preparation thrown into disarray as back spasms forced her out of the Rogers Cup final after just four games, handing Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu the title. Bianca Andreescu, 19, was up 3-1 with a break of serve when 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams decided she couldn’t continue. She called for a medical time out, but within a minute, umpire announced she was retiring. “I just knew,” said Williams. She’d undergone hours of treatment before match. —PTI Rafael Nadal with the championship trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev.


BRIEF Osaka Number One in WTA ranks Toronto: US and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka returned to the world number one spot in the WTA rankings on Monday. The 21-year-old lost to Serena Williams in the quarter-finals of last week’s Rogers Cup but benefitted from the second round defeat of former number one Ashleigh Barty and the failure of Karolina Pliskova to reach the semis in Toronto. —PTI

Bianca Andreescu

Indian Women’s Football Kohli, Bhuvneshwar hand India lead in three-match ODI Team Win Special Trophy Iyer struck third half-century of his career while Shami and Yadav scalped two wickets apiece

Manchester thrash Chelsea Manchester: Manchester United made the perfect start to their Premier League season by inflicting a 4-0 defeat on Frank Lampard in his first match in charge of Chelsea. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were in need of a fast start to campaign to erase memories of a terrible ast season. —PTI

PSG fans rant against Neymar Leeds: Amidst speculations regarding future of footballer Neymar at France’s club PSG, fans of the side displayed banners asking the player to leave. He did not take part in the match against Nimes, but fans in the stadium displayed banners like ‘Get out of the club’ and even hurled abuses. —PTI

Virat Kohli rises his bat as he celebrates his century.

Port-of-Spain: Skipper Virat Kohli’s incomparable batting form coupled with Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s four-wicket haul scripted a dominant 59-run win for India in the rain-curtailed second ODI against the West Indies, continuing their unbeaten streak in the Caribbean. By virtue of the win on Sunday, India took a 1-0 lead in the threematch series here. The first ODI between the two sides was washed out. The third and final ODI will be playe on Wednesday. India rode on Kohli’s 120 off 125 balls and Shreyas Iyer’s 71 to post a challenging 279 for seven after opting to bat. West Indies were then set a revised tar-

get of 270 off 46 overs under D/L method after rain interrupted the proceedings for the second time. In pursuit, the hosts were on course at 148 for four before they lost their last six wickets for 62 runs to be bundled out for 210 in 42 overs. Bhuvneshwar (4/31) was the pick of the bowlers for India, while Mohammed Shami (2/39) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/59) scalped two wickets apiece. Kohli played aggressively as India posted 279 for 7. He hit 14 fours and one six during his elegant knock. Besides Kohli, Iyer struck third half-century of his career off 68 balls and shared 125 runs with his skipper for the fourth wicket.

New Delhi: The Indian women’s football team have impressed one and all with its performance in the COTIF Cup 2019 in Valencia (Spain) so much so that the tournament’s president was moved to hand them a special third-placed trophy after the end of the tournament. India played four matches in the COTIF Cup, out of which they won two (3-1 against Mauritania and 7-0 against Bolivia) and lost two (both 0-2 results against Villarreal and Spain U-19). Indian eves got their best finish in the tournament -- the third spot,

Sunny on Shreyas: Better suited for number four 

Iyer is a contender for the vacant spot even though management has been backing Pant to seal the position in 50-overs format

Iyer is a contender for the still vacant number four spot even though Indian team management has been backing young wicketkeeper-

batsman Pant to seal the position in the 50-overs format. “In my view, Rishabh Pant is much better like an MS Dhoni at 5 for 6 as

a finisher because that’s where his natural game and natural flair will come into play,” Sunil Gavaskar said. “If India get to a great start with Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma batting for 40-45 overs, then Pant at No. 4. But if it’s a question of batting for 30-35 overs, then I think it should be Shreyas Iyer at No. 4 and Pant at No. 5.” At the Queen’s Park Oval, Iyer added 125

along with the Fair Play Award as well. “Our performances were much better this time, and the organisers of the tournament took note of that,” said India head coach Maymol Rocky. “Even the two matches that we lost against Villarreal and Spain were close encounters,

and they really appreciated the improvement we’ve shown in the last one year.” The massive improvement in performances since the 2018 edition of the tournament impressed COTIF President Eliseu Gomez Tormos so much so that he decided to present the Indian team with a new third-placed trophy, something that was never before awarded in the history of the women’s edition of tournament. “The organisation has valued the immense progress made by the Indian Women’s team over the last year,” said Tormos. —IANS

Indian women’s football team at the COTIF Cup.


New Delhi: Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes Shreyas Iyer is better suited for number four spot in ODIs than Rishabh Pant and should be given a permanent slot in Indian middle-order. Coming into the team after a year, Iyer, who has a couple of fifties in the five ODIs that he has played, hit a 68-ball 71 to play a crucial role in India’s 59-run win over the West Indies in the second ODI at Port-of-Spain

The COTIF President had even decided to congratulate the India head coach personally after the tournament for the prolific performance

runs with skipper Virat Kohli (120) after India lost the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant (20) in quick succession. His innings helped India post a competitive 279 for 7 against West Indies. The 24-year-old from Delhi didn’t get game time during the T20 series. He was part of the playing XI in the first ODI, which was washed out after 13 overs at Guyana. —PTI

Raj girl secures position in Indian Archery team Sonipat: The trials for the archery Asian Championship were held in Sonipat in Haryana between 10th to 12th August wherein several senior and well known archers were present. Swati Dudhwal from Sujangarh in Rajasthan managed to secure a place in the Indian Archery team. On the first day of the trial, Swati scored 1363/1440 in the ranking round and stood at eighth position. Moreover, on the second day, round robin match-

Swati Dudhwal

es were played wherein Swati won ten out of eleven matches and secured her position. Indian team will take part in the Asian Championship which will be held from 21st – 28th November in Bangkok.


If you are positive, you’ll see opportunities instead of obstacles. —Jagdeesh Chandra, CEO & Editor, First India



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Centre asks Twitter to block eight ‘fake’ handles for spreading misinfo New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led government has asked microblogging site Twitter to suspend eight accounts for allegedly spreading rumours about the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution (Which grants special status to the Valley). Speaking to a portal, a senior Ministry of Home Affairs official claimed eight Twitter accounts have been spreading rumours and fake information to disturb peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Of the total 8, one allegedly belongs to the separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani — Voice of Kashmir (@kashmir787). The other seven handles are –MadihaShakil Khan (@Red4Kashmir), Arshad

NSA undertakes aerial survey as Kashmir celebrates Eid

Security personnel stand guard during restrictions, in Srinagar, on Monday. —PHOTO BY PTI

Sharif (@arsched), Mary Scully (@mscully94), Syed Ali Geelani (@sageelaniii), @sadaf2k19, @RiazKha723 and @RiazKha61370907. If reports are to be believed, Rajiv Gauba, Union Home Secretary has recommended closure of these accounts with immediate effect. The move comes at a time when normal life in the Valley has been


crippled following restrictions on civilian movement, suspension of mobile internet services after Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir J&K’s special status and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories J&K, Ladakh. Besides, J&K Police has also claimed that malicious campaign is being spread on social media. —ANI

Srinagar: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Monday undertook an aerial survey of the city and South Kashmir areas to take stock of the security situation as the valley celebrated Eid al-Adha amid strict restrictions that are in place after the decision to revoke provisions of Article 370. Officials said police chief Dilbag Singh and Army commanders also undertook separate aerial visits of various parts of the Kashmir Valley. The officers found the situation to be absolutely fine, they said. Eid prayers were concluded peacefully

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval interacts with locals in Anantnag. —PHOTO BY PTI

across Jammu and Kashmir, they said. In Srinagar, keeping in view the possibility of terrorists, militants and mischievous elements trying to disturb public order and peace, reasonable restrictions

were imposed on large gatherings in sensitive areas. People gathered in large numbers at local mosques to offer prayers and greet each other, the administration said in a statement. —ANI

FROM PAGE 1 GEHLOT ROLLS... An another important reason of getting Manmohan elected from Rajasthan, was Gehlot’s skills and manoeuvring capability to secure almost a 122 seat victory for Manmohan out of a total present strength of 198 MLAs, where Congress has hundred members. In such an uncertain scenario, Gehlot met Sonia and assured her of a hundred per cent Manmohan victory from Rajasthan. Subsequently, under Sonia’s advice, Gehlot also met Manmohan at his New Delhi residence. In fact, the Manmohan Singh’s “Rajasthan Rajya Sabha presence factor” will further strengthen the political positioning of Gehlot in Congress Core group, where he is already considered to be a top Gandhi family ‘loyalist’ and a ‘performer.’ Once Manmohan Singh is elected from Rajasthan, he will also have a “legitimate” right to further promote and project Gehlot in Gandhi family, as and when re-

quired. In that situation, even a single word from Manmohan Singh will mean a lot for Gehlot, who is virtually fed up with an ongoing Pilot camp bickering and alleged obstruction in his day-to-day matters of governance. Interestingly, Pilot had also met Manmohan at latter’s New Delhi residence almost two weeks ago. In other words, Manmohan Singh’s presence in Rajasthan, will further accelerate the process of finally sorting out the “Pilot factor” in Rajasthan, where Gehlot is all set to have a complete functional free hand, in the upcoming cabinet reshuffle and political appointments. Dr Manmohan Singh’s welcome arrival in Rajasthan’s “ceremonial” Rajya Sabha politics also indicates the ‘rise and rise’ of Gehlot among the top Congress echelons. However, Ahmed Patel has also spoken to Gehlot more than once to ensure a “proper” Manmohan Rajya Sabha win from Rajasthan.

Proving political prowess, Gehlot sets winning formula for Singh


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Jagdeesh Chandra visited and conveyed his greetings on the occasion of Eid to Congress MLA from Adarsh Nagar Rafik Khan and his family members on Monday. Also present on the festive occasion were Ramsahai Sharma, Neeraj Agarwal, Amit Bhatia, Mahesh Sharma, Tataprakash Meena, and many other Congress workers.

Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot held an important meeting in the run up to the Rajya Sabha election at the CMR on Monday evening which was attended by Independent MLAs. Prior to this meeting Chief Whip Mahesh Joshi also reached CMR. Meanwhile, party MLAs too reached CMR along with ministers Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Dr Raghu Sharma and Parsadi Lal Meena. Later Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and UDH Minister Shanti Dhariwal also reached the CMR for the meeting. Interestingly, during the day the CM took part in Shiv puja at the temple inside the CMR while towards the evening a “goth” was organized during which dalbaati-churma was served to the MLAs and

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and wife Sunita perform Shiv Puja on the occasion of last Monday of Sawan at 8, Civil Lines.

officials on duty. The CM too thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Notably, on Monday evening, four forms had been prepared for the Rajya Sabha election nomination of former PM Manmohan Singh on which the first carried signature of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot along with eight ministers, including Master Bhanwar Lal, Parsadi Lal Meena, Udailal Anjana, Pratap Singh

Khachariyawas, Govind Singh Dotasara, Mamta Bhupesh, Bhanwar Singh Bhati, Sukhram Vishnoi and Mahesh Joshi. Form number two had signatures of deputy CM Sachin Pilot, Lalchand Katariya, Raghu Sharma, Ramesh Meena, Arjun Bamniya, Tikaram Juli, Rajendra Yadav, Bhajan Lal Jatav, Subhash Garg and Jitendrs Singh. The third form had signatures of Shanti Dhariwal, Mahendra

Choudhary, Ram Narayan Meena, Lakhan Singh, Jogendra Singh, Babulal Nagar, Khushveer Singh, Alok Beniwal, Laxman Singh Meena and Wajib Ali while the fourth carried signatures of Mahadev Singh Khandela, Ramkesh Meena, Rajenda Gudha, Deepchand, Sandeep Yadav, Ameen Kagzi, Rafiq Khan, Kanti Meena, Suresh Tak and Baljeet Yadav. In all 40 proposers signed four forms of which 18 are ministers while six BSP MLAs also supported Singh’s candidature and thus signed the proposal. Nine out of 13 Independent MLAs also signed. Gehlot once again proved his political intellect and mettle as he handled the SC, ST, OBC and minorities equation profoundly while also making a woman minister, a proposer for Singh’s name.


Number magic to favour Manmohan’s RS outing from Rajasthan Yogesh Sharma Jaipur: Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is going to fight for the first time the byelections for Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. Singh will file nomination as Congress candidate in state Assembly on Tuesday. Currently, there is no member of Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan, however, based on the numerical strength the victory of Dr Manmo-

han Singh looks certain. Dr Singh may either win by a big margin or may be elected unanimously, giving a message across country. Currently it is being said that out of 198 members, 122 MLAs are supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. There is high probability that Congress may get its first MP in Rajya Sabha from the state. In numerical strength Congress is ahead of BJP in

Assembly. Apart from this CM Gehlot also has the support of 6 BSP MLAs, 13

Independent MLAs 2 from BTP and 1 RLD MLA. Therefore, there is no cause of worry for

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The decision on votes of BSP MLAs has been taken by Mayawati. She is with Congress based on the secular ideology. Meanwhile, if we talk about the strength of Opposition party, then there are 72 MLAs of BJP and 2 MLAs of Hanuman Beniwal led party RLP that will go with BJP. By-elections on two seats namely Khinwsar and Mandawa are to be held.


200 198 100 13

Total seats in assembly Number of MLAs Congress MLAs Independents MLAs lRLD-1 MLA l BTP-2 lBSP-6 lTotal MLAs-122 With CPM extending support, 124 MLAs will be on the side of Congress

CHALLENGE IN FRONT OF CONGRESS lzIt is being perceived

that BJP might not field its candidate because Dr Manmohan Singh carries the image of being Mr Clean

lzHe is a person of

big personality and has remained above party politics

lzHas been the Prime

Minister of the country for two terms lzBut the contest may

become interesting if there is a candidate against him

lzThe game of

garnering votes may take place

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The first look of Jodhpur Couture Show was held on Sunday at Diggi Palace in which the models beautifully got captured in the camera, looking like mermaids, during their photoshoot. The models were dressed in contemporary saarees and lehengas. —PHOTOS BY SUNIL SHARMA




2nd runner up Mansi Bainada

Miss Rajasthan 2019 Winner Kanchan Khatana

ard work pays off and this statement well goes with the top three winners of Miss Rajasthan 2019. Reaching to the throne of glamour from the grassroot level, Miss Rajasthan 2019 Winner - Kanchan Khatana, 1st runner up - Aruna Beniwal and 2nd runner up - Mansi Bainada have given their blood, sweat, and tears to the tasks. The credit of grooming the beauties of Rajasthan goes directly to the organisers of the pageant as well as their mentors, Yogesh Mishra and Nimisha Mishra, along with the chaperone Simran Sharma, Aanchal Bohra, Yamini Shukla, Nirmala Sewani and more. The top five contestants have taken the responsibility to connect with a various social cause to bring some change in society. During an exclusive conversation with City First, winners of the pageant Kanchan told that the grooming sessions have not only im1st runner up proved mindfulAruna Beniwal ness and positive thinking in the

Jagdeesh Chandra with the winners of ‘Miss Rajasthan 2019’. From Left- Mansi Bainada, Kanchan Khatana and Aruna Beniwal.

girls but also made us understand that unity is more important than competition. Kanchan’s next target is to achieve Femina Miss India title in the near future. She got her back strong with her parent’s support to achieve her dreams of becoming a model. After winning the title, Kanchan has taken the responsibility to spread awareness about the misconceptions related to menstrual

cycle among people. Young dreamer Aruna is currently pursuing her B Com first year and wished to make her name nationwide in the field of modelling and glamour. With the support of her family and mentors, Aruna would continue her modelling dream with studies and work towards her oath to protect the environment. While sharing her oath, she said, More on pg3

From Left- Yogesh Mishra, Harish Soni, Prem Gada, Pawan Tank, Gunjan Singhal, Arvind Agarwal, Mittali Kaur, Mansi Bainada, Kanchan Khatana, Aruna Beniwal, Aayushi Sharma, Himmat Singh, Mukesh Mishra, Neeraj K Pawan, Arshad Hussain, Anu ALex, Ishreen Vadi, Aanchal Bohra, Yamini Shukla and Simran Sharma.


Forhex Fair 2019 will be one of the biggest home and lifestyle products fair in India, including a big food and beverages area. When: August 15-18 Where: Birla Auditorium

Varun Thakur is the latest Internet sensation who has taken over platforms like Snapchat and Facebook, making fun of all the struggling actors based out of Mumbai. When: August 31 Where: Hotel Clarks Amer



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ylie Jenner’s epic 22nd birthday bash was all things pretty coupled with multiple outfit changes. The young billionaire turned 22 on August 10 and kick-started her birthday celebrations in Italy with beau Travis Scott, family and close friends. The celebrations commenced on an extravagant 300-foot yacht which sailed around the Mediterranean. And to add tons of bling to this sea-side party, was Travis Scott’s gift for Kylie. The rapper gifted Kylie a special personalized gift: a custommade diamond-encrusted chain pendant bearing the Kylie Cosmetics lips logo. The heavily encrusted diamond necklace is surely a stunning, one-of-akind piece and the beauty mogul took to Instagram to show off her birthday gift in a hot pink outfit. She also shared an up close video of the necklace on her Instagram story and wrote, “OMG @ travisscott,” and including shocked, heart eyes and pink heart emojis. “Accented with pear shape diamond dangles and a signature front lip piece, a custom design like this could easily cost upwards of USD 375,000,” jewellery expert Lauren McCawley said. —Agency



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On professional front, you must try and control things before they get out of hand. You may be planning to a throw a party for near an dear ones solely for the purpose of gathering together. You spend a long time at some exotic place abroad. You will soon get the possession of a new house.

Working women are organised and know how to balance things between home and office. Be wise before putting your money in some venture in expectation of getting immediate results. You will get the exact help for taking care of domestic chores.

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APR 21 - MAY 20



Don’t judge things and people based on the opinion of others. On financial front, you must find a good advisor for yourself who can help you with investments. You will regulate your diet. Your spouse values your opinion even if she doesn’t agree on it.

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You will prioritise your family today over anything and you will have a wonderful time together. Your siblings are very loving and they will stick by your side. You may feel distracted in office today, keep away from distractions or distractors. On academic front, don’t involve yourself in any notorious act.

You have been expecting to get a big amount from some source and you shall soon get it. Coming across people whom you haven’t met for long time is on cards. Those involved in real estate business can expect a handsome commission gain.

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You have to make sure to be fair when it comes to taking decisions. Your spouse may not be very happy lately because of your busy schedule so make sure you try your best to spend some quality time together. Financially, you are very happy.

On professional front, take actions against those you are extremely irresponsible before its too late. Your kid may be in a need of your guidance so make sure you even understand their silence. On business front, a lot of travelling is foreseen.





On work front, all your well wishers will support you when you are low. You will do big favour to your family by taking the initiative to clear the misunderstandings between the family members. On academic front, you must know that a half hearted effort will lead you nowhere.

Go through each details twice before putting your money in some schemes. Your parents love your more than you can imagine and they will surprise you in ways that you will be left emotional and amazed. You may buy a new heavy vehicle today.

NOV 23 - DEC 22

DEC 23 - JAN 20



On professional front, your boss is awestruck with your go-getting attitude. You will take all the rights investments decisions today, if you do. On academic front, it time to work hard as much as possible for you. Control your emotions today.

You are very happy and satisfied with your job and you enjoy it big time. Though you have enough money to fulfil you leisure needs as well still you will choose to save. Those looking for an ideal property may just get lucky today.

JAN 21 - FEB 19

FEB20 - MARCH 20



‘Kartik is




really funny’


nanya Panday, who is sharing screen space with Kartik Aaryan for the first time in their upcoming film titled ‘Pati, Patni Aur Woh’, has said that her 29-year-old co-star is really funny and always makes everyone laugh on the set. Ananya Panday was interacting with the media on the sidelines of the Lakme Fashion Week, which celebrated its 20 years in Mumbai on Saturday. A remake of the 1978 original film ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ directed by B.R. Chopra, the new version will see Kartik play the husband, a role which was earlier essayed by Sanjeev Kumar. Bhumi Pednekar will enact the wife’s character played by Vidya Sinha. “I am very excited for this film. I came back from Lucknow yeasterday after finishing shooting. I will again head to Lucknow next week. It’s really a funny movie which the audience will enjoy watching,” Ananya said.

When asked about her experience of working with Kartik, she said, “He is really funny and always makes us laugh on the film’s set.” Sharing her association with the Lakme Fashion Week, Ananya said, “It’s my first year with Lakme. I am super excited and honoured to be a part of this family.” Talking about her memories of attending the Lakme Fashion Week, Ananya said, “When I was young, I used to attend the Lakme Fashion Week with my mother and I always wanted to be on the stage. I was really inspired by it. I have been practicing walking the runway since I was really young.” When asked which fashion designer’s work she liked the most, Ananya said, “I would like to walk the ramp for someone like Arpita Mehta who is young and fun. Apart from her, I love the creations of Manish Malhotra and Abu JaniSandeep Khosla.” ‘Pati, Patni Aur Woh’ is scheduled to release on January 10, 2020. —IANS

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas

Priyanka talks about her wedding


ecently in an interview, the Desi Girl revealed that she wanted to have a small wedding initially but it turned out to be a became a big grand celebration. With a previous guest list of around just 180 people. Moreover, the beauty even answered the question of marrying a younger man. The actress cleared that

When I was young, I used to attend the Lakme Fashion Week with my mother and I always wanted to be on the stage. I was really inspired by it. I have been practicing walking the runway since I was really young.


Keerthy dedicates National Award

From Left: Mansi Bainada, Kanchan Khatan and Aruna Beniwal

SKY IS THE LIMIT... “I will connect with the people through social media and other mediums to tell them how important it is to protect our environment from we humans. Development is important but it should be without harming our environment. If we can’t protect our environment, then how we will protect the next generation.” Pink City girl Mansi knows how to respond to the opportunity when it knocks the door. Talking about this life-changing twist, she said, “I never thought that I would ever become a model

as I always dreamed to be an IAS officer. I used to admire my senior and Miss Rajasthan 2017 winner Simran Sharma in my college wearing her crown and stash, and gave a thought on trying my luck in the pageant.” Mansi further states that she would dedicate two years to her modelling career but ultimately follow her IAS dream. Along with that, she has taken the responsibility to promote animal health care and welfare in the city, and wants to open NGO’s for animal care and safety.

she doesn’t give importance to things which don’t matter to her and lives her life by her own rules. Priyanka recently jetted off to New York again after attending her beloved husband Nick’s first concert of ‘The Happiness Begins’ tour. On the professional front, PeeCee is shooting for his upcoming release ‘The Sky Is Pink’. —Agency

Ananya Panday

I am very excited for this film. I came back from Lucknow yeasterday after finishing shooting. I will again head to Lucknow next week. It’s really a funny movie which the audience will enjoy watching.



Keerthy Suresh


eerthy Suresh, who has received the National Award for Best Actress, dedicated her victory to her family. “I would like to dedicate this award to my family especially to my mother, guru Priyadarshan sir, my friends and all my well wishers, who have

been a great means of support for me,” Keerthy tweeted on Saturday. Keerthy bagged the award for her role in the bilingual film ‘Mahanati’. Reacting to the big win, Keerthy posted a lengthy note on Twitter, thanking everyone for their wishes. “First and foremost, I would like to thank each

and every member from the press and media fraternity. They have been the early ones to strongly affirm that our film ‘Mahanati’ will get its due honours with their positive reviews and unconditional appreciations. “I am overwhelmed with joyful elations and earnestly thank my producers Ashwini Dutt sir, Swapna Dutt, Priyanka Dutt, director Nag Ashwin, music director Mickey J Meyer, cinematographer Dani Sanchez Lopez, art director Kolla Avinash, production designer Sivam Rao... Every assistants in the above mentioned departments and all the other technicians who shed their sweat spending more time and energy nurturing this film,” the post read. She also thanked her co-star Vijay Deverakonda. —IANS

Jacqueline Fernandez

acqueline Fernandez, who recently celebrated her 34th birthday in Sri Lanka, received a special birthday wish from the star cast of Netflix show ‘13 Reasons Why’. In a video shared by Netflix, the show’s actors including Justin Prentice and Alisha Boe wished Jacqueline by calling her a special fan of the show. “We can give you 13 reasons and more, to love our show. But today, we want to show our love for a very special fan of ‘13 Reasons Why’ all the way from India. So a very happy birthday to Jacqueline Fernandez, We hope you enjoy our third season,” the cast said. They also congratulated Jacqueline for her first Netflix film ‘Mrs Serial Killer’. ‘Mrs Serial Killer’ is directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by his wife Farah Khan. —IANS




BOLLYWOOD’S NEW ‘DREAM GIRL’ Team ‘Dream Girl’ interacts with the Jaipur media during the trailer launch tween his reel and real-life incidents regarding the movollywood has al- ie. He said, “When I was 15, ready one dream during my first relationship, girl but Ayushmann I used to called my girlfriend Khurrana is literal- and when her parents pick ly following the the call, I used to talk to them meaning of the title in a girl’s voice to talk to her for long.” with his Ayushmann is upcoming movie very picky when ‘Dream Girl’. it comes to During the trailscripts. While er launch of the sharing his reacfilm, the cast tions of playing Ay u s h m a n n a girl’s role in the Khurrana and movie, he said, Nushrat Bharu“The role of cha along with playing ‘Dream Director Raaj Raaj Shaandilyaa Girl’ was quirky Shaandilyaa interacted with the media of to me and I am attracted to Jaipur on Monday at Hotel quirky subjects. But the ultimate dream girl in BollyRamada. During the event, Ayush- wood is one and only Hema mann goes nostalgic while Malini Ji.” The writer-director of the sharing the similarities be-



Ayushmann Khurrana with Nushrat Bharucha during the trailer launch


Women performing Ghoomar dance during the festival

A look of Ayushmann in the movie ‘Dream Girl’

film Raaj Shaandilyaa is popularly known for his humor and comedy as he was






Ayushi Shekhawat


City First introduces one of the finest ways to get the body in shape

n event of Ghoomar Dance Festival was held in Mansarovar, organised by Royal Destination Decoration and Events N Aryan M Films and Production, to promote the culture of Rajasthan. 5,000 women participated in the dance festival and performed Ghoomar, choreographed by Ayushi Shekhawat- Miss Ghoomar 2015 and Brand Ambassador of the event. The chain of events are goin g to be followed by the first performance which was held on Sunday. The culture will BE travelling across the country in the cities like Delhi, Nashik, Chennai, Mumbai, Bikaner, Udaipur, Kota and Chittorgarh. The dance form Ghoomar will be promoted internationally in Canada in March next year.

the lead content writer for the show Kapil Sharma and Comedy Circus. While shar-

ing his secret of the entertaining audience, he said, “Humor is the best way to express your feelings and emotions. When you fit in humor in the film or serial or any other medium, then it gives you an opportunity to convey your feelings without hurting anyone’s sentiments, along with entertaining them. I believe life should be celebrated as a laughter festival.” Nushrat shared the story of her first connection with Ayushmann and said, “It was Shayari.” She further added, “It was the first day on sets and there was a party going but Ayushmann and I were in another zone enjoying Ghazals and Shayaris during the party, and that build our connection.”

very person dreams of being fit, may it be for a vacation or just to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For the current generation being a ‘fitness freak’, City First introduces ‘CrossFit StrongSoul’, a place that the Jaipurites can go to for keeping their body in shape. CrossFit is something that is trending nowadays, and people are preferring it more than regular gyms. ‘CrossFit StrongSoul’, which is located in the heart of Jaipur and is Rajasthan’s only CrossFit Affiliate, makes an individual leaner, fitter and stronger and at the same time ensures that they get better at life because of the functional factor involved in the training sessions. Chirag Kochar, Owner of CrossFit StrongSoul says, “I started CrossFit in 2014 and haven’t looked back

Members of CrossFit StrongSoul

Everyday I meet my members (would call them friends) who are ready to give their all, and I, being a means to reach their end goal, motivates me as a trainer to put my heart and soul into the batches. —Pavneet Chhabra since. I wanted to introduce Jaipur to this beautiful concept. The joy of helping people reach their goals is what keeps me going. We, at CrossFit Strongsoul, are a big family and everyone is here to cheer for you.” “Everyday I meet my members (would call them friends) who are ready to give their all, and I, being a means to

Chirag Kochar

reach their end goal, motivates me as a trainer to put my heart and soul into the batches,” said Pavneet Chhabra, the trainer at CrossFit StrongSoul. Practising CrossFit regularly brings a very positive change in the body, and Karan Singh, one of the regular members at CrossFit StrongSoul says, “Two of the major reasons I prefer CrossFit over body-building, are faster results and long-lasting results. Bodybuilding results start going away as soon as you start travelling, but CrossFit is a lifestyle where once you are into it, it just stays.” CrossFit only requires an individual to devote one hour at the box every day. An hourlong session includes a warm-up, workout of the day and stretching, and the person ends up losing an average of 350 calories during the session.


A harmonious and delightful musical evening, ‘Saathi Haath Badhana’, organised by Dhun Foundation was held in Rangayan at Jawahar Kala Kendra on Sunday in which the singers showcased their beautiful voices and mesmerised the audience. Tourist Minister Pratap SIngh Khachariyawas graced the evening as the Chief Guest. —PHOTO BY MUKESH KIRADOO

A workshop on wellness was organized on Monday by Rotary Club in which ‘Good Nutrition’ was the topic of the discussion. —PHOTO BY MUKESH KIRADOO

The 8th match of U-16 Monsoon Cup, organised by 1st India was held on Monday between Palace Royals and Subodh Knightriders. Palace Royals won the match in which the Man of the Match was Naman Bansal. The 10th match was between Ashta Challengers and PP Sunrisers. PP Sunrisers won the match in which the man of the match was Yuvraj.. —PHOTO BY MUKESH KIRADOO

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First India Newspaper 13 August 2019  

First India is Rajasthan’s own English Newspaper. We bring you the most exclusive news of Rajasthan interspersed with the best of national,...

First India Newspaper 13 August 2019  

First India is Rajasthan’s own English Newspaper. We bring you the most exclusive news of Rajasthan interspersed with the best of national,...