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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

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