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KARTIKEY DEV SINGH
erely three days after addressing a massive and
successful public meeting at the ‘Gateway of
Rajasthan’, i.e., Kotputli, in support of the BJP
candidate from Jaipur Rural, Prime Minister
Narendra Modi is once again setting foot in the ‘Land of
Warriors’ to campaign yet again in support of another BJP
candidate. This time, PM Narendra Modi will hold another
massive rally in Churu in support of Paralympian Devendra
Jhajharia.
For the 2024 Lok Sabha election, Churu has become one
of the hotly contested seats as two-time BJPMPRahul Kas-
wan left the saffron party’s fold and joined Congress after
not being fielded by the party for the third time. Jhajharia
is a new entrant into the political fray, while Kaswan has a
political legacy, being the second-generation politician.
However, it is this very issue that PM Modi will address
through his visit since, no matter the prevailing situation,
PM Modi has immense traction in the hearts and minds of
people, due to which he has the power to swing the votes in
his party’s favour.
Modi’s visit and his address will not only resonate across
the Churu Lok Sabha seat but will also have an impact on
nearby constituencies like Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Bikaner, and
Sri Ganganagar since people will throng to Churu to catch
a glimpse of the Prime Minister. The saffron party is also
looking forward to another successful public meeting of the
Prime Minister, to whom it seems Rajasthan once again may
give all its Lok Sabha seats.
M
MODI’SSECOND
‘MORALE
BOOSTER’
VISITFOR‘BATTLE2024’!
PM Narendra Modi
PM IN CHURU TODAY!
TOP
TWEETS
SPIRITUAL SPEAK
The wise, engaged in devotional
service, take refuge in the Lord and
free themselves from the cycle of
birth and death by renouncing the
fruits of action in the material world.
BHAGAVAD GITA
IN-DEPTH
AN UNCALLED FOR
DRONEATTACKTHAT
KILLED SEVEN
UKRAINE CHALLENGE
FOR US AND NATO
ombing a World Central Kitchen (WCK) ve-
hicle in which seven aid workers, including
three Britons, were killed has led to a global
outcry. The vehicle was part of an aid convoy for
millions of Palestinians facing a grave humanitarian
crisis. The attack on the WCK vehicle has been de-
scribed as shocking and deliberate. Israel called the
accusation “nonsense”. President Joe Biden said he
was “outraged”. The British Prime Minister was “ap-
palled”. Sunak is also facing demands from former
Supreme Court judges, barristers and members of the
legal profession to halt aid to Israel.
In the US there’s a demand that dealing with Jeru-
salem should be a two-way street. If Israel needs
American weapons, it must heed Washington’s con-
cerns. So far the US has only told Israel not to disrupt
aid supplies to Palestine. Israel has ignored the advice
and continues to use American weapons against in-
nocent Palestinians. President Netanyahu is under
tremendous pressure but is unlikely to change his
tactics despite stiff Opposition.
B
resident Joe Biden faces mounting challeng-
es in securing continued financial aid for
Ukraine, now in its third year of conflict with
Russia. The issue has become a point of contention
not only for Democrats but also within the Republi-
can Party. With GOPleaders divided over supporting
Ukraine, the dilemma emerges: prioritize American
interests or bolster Ukraine’s efforts against Russian
aggression? Failure to pass Biden’s aid package in
the US House could further weaken Kyiv’s position.
Meanwhile, as NATO commemorates its 75th year,
discussions on sustaining aid to Ukraine are underway.
The alliance grapples not only with providing immedi-
ate assistance to
Ukraine but also with
the prospect of main-
taining US engage-
ment, particularly
amidst the possibility
of Donald Trump’s
return to power.
NATO Secretary-
General Jen Stolten-
berg has proposed a
comprehensive plan
for military support,
including a 100 bil-
lion euro fund over
five years. This ini-
tiative underscores
the commitment of
NATO allies to bol-
ster Ukraine’s de-
fence capabilities
and confront Russian
aggression.
“We must ensure
reliable and predict-
able security assistance to Ukraine for the long haul-
--less on short term offers and more on multi-year
pledges,” Stoltenberg was quoted as saying. Hungary
has categorically stated that it will “not back any pro-
posal that might draw the alliance closer to war”.That
is precisely the direction in which NATO is headed.
As the geopolitical landscape evolves, the fate of
Ukraine remains intertwined with broader strategic
interests. The decisions made by both US policymak-
ers and NATO leaders will not only shape the course
of the conflict but also influence the future dynamics
of international relations.
P
NATO Secretary-
General Jen
Stoltenberg has
proposed a
comprehensive plan
for military support,
including a 100
billion euro fund
over five years. This
initiative
underscores the
commitment of NATO
allies to bolster
Ukraine’s defence
capabilities and
confront Russian
aggression
India is making historic
progress under the leadership
of Hon’ble PM Shri @
narendramodi ji, and we’re on our path
to making a #ViksitBharat by 2047. I
urge everyone to make their contribution
towards this goal, log in to the NaMo app,
and be a part of this journey.
Anurag Thakur ( )
@ianuragthakur
Gangadhar Meher is a poet who is the
pioneer of the creation of a separate
Uttar Pradesh and the poet of the
world of Odia literature. He has made a great
contribution to the development of our Oriya
language literature. A humble tribute to
the glory of Gangadhar Meher on
Tirodhan Day.
DharmendraPradhan
( )@dpradhanbjp
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PERSPECT VE 02
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ince millen-
nia India has
attracted the
countries of
bothEastand
West towards it. The attrac-
tionofIndiaoriginatesfrom
itsspiritual,artistic,learning
centres, religious ideas and
culture. It is imperative to
look into the past to under-
stand the influence of India
on to the world towards the
journey of Global Leader-
ship. In last few years India
has consistently dominated
the world policymakers,
shaping economic patterns
and enjoying substantial
global influence. In the on-
going Ukraine and Hamas-
IsraelwarIndiahasemerged
mutually acceptable party
with well-meaning intent to
stop the conflict and with
stake in their welfare.
Global leaders denote a
dominant position by their
ability to influence world
events.It’sacombinationof
economic, military, cultur-
al, technological, diplomat-
ic and political spheres with
soft power being the key
elementofleadership.Since
disintegrationofSovietUn-
ion, the US with its allies
(UK and France) have been
dominantplayersininterna-
tional arena till re-emer-
gence of Russia - China
combination challenging
theunipolarityoftheworld.
The other regional players
that have emerged in the
current decade making to-
day’s world multipolar in-
clude Japan, India, Turkey,
Brazil, Germany and South
Africa. However, the he-
gemony of the US and its
allies still prevails despite
tough challenge by China-
Russia alliance. India’s
proximity to Russia and the
USneedstoalignwithIndia
to counter China are two
major factors in favour of
Indiaemergingasimportant
player in the global affairs.
After successful conduct
of G-20 summit last year,
India has emerged as prom-
inent player with vision to
shape international issues
of security against terror-
ism, climate change, water
scarcity, net security provi-
sion etc for global good.As
a fastest growing economy
and rising extra regional
power, India must endeav-
our to exploit country’s soft
power outreach in the com-
ing decades. The major fa-
vourable factors for India
are: fast-growing economy,
improved agriculture, path
breaking technology in
space, a relatively young
and dynamic population,
good foreign relations, ro-
bust democracy and com-
petent armed forces.
STRENGTH AND
DILEMMAS ANALYSIS
India has the world’s larg-
est population with a posi-
tive population growth rate
and has better working-age
population between 15 - 64
years (WAP) to the total
population Index ratio and
this will increase till 2045.
Right skills and gainful
employment for the youth
and making the most of
this demographic dividend
is India’s opportunity as
well as a challenge.Awor-
risome trend observed in
today’s youth is lack of
zeal to do constructive and
productive work, whereas
any public rallies, cricket
matches and social func-
tions are oversubscribed.
Currently, India is the
third largest economy in the
world in terms of purchas-
ing power parity (PPP),
rather by 2048, India would
be the largest economy in
the world after China. But
the growing economic ine-
quality,handlingconsumer-
oriented economy owing
large population, sustaining
growth in agriculture, man-
ufacturing and service sec-
tor remain major challenges
for India. Despite being a
good performer in the Ease
of Doing Business Index,
Indiacontinuestohavepoor
infrastructure with govern-
ance marked by issues of
red-tapism and corruption.
People of Indian origin
(PIO) or Non-Resident In-
dians (NRIs) are present in
countries across the world.
Some of them have been in
prestigious political posts,
others leading some of the
world’s biggest companies
and are influential foreign
policy assets. These assets
need to be carefully crafted
to advantage India as not
all PIOs/ NRIs have been
equally responsive. To
keep their interests alive
and use their services for
country’s good remains a
major challenge.
India’s policies like
Look East Policy, Act East
Policy, Link West Policy,
Connect Central Asia Pol-
icy and its link with Africa
meets India’s goal of en-
hancing its image in tar-
geted regions. emerging as
voice of global south, India
has potential to elevate to
being global power. How-
ever, current dynamic geo-
political environment pos-
es big challenge and will
keep testing our foreign
policy manoeuvring skills
in the existing global con-
flicting zones and main-
taining position of strength
while dealing with other
global powers. Despite be-
ing prominent member of
so many global organisa-
tions - G-20, BRICS, SCO,
SAARC, ASEAN, and the
QUAD, getting a perma-
nent seat at Security Coun-
cil still remains a major
challenge for India.
India has played an im-
portant role in addressing
the demand for pharmaceu-
ticals, diagnostics, and for
vaccines to demonstrate
India’s global health diplo-
macy during COVID pan-
demic. The Vaccine Maitri
initiative in many ways re-
inforced India’s credentials
as“pharmacyoftheworld”.
However, as India marches
forward, it faces new chal-
lenges in health and sus-
tainable living, the cities
aregrapplingwithalarming
rates of congestion and pol-
lution, together with an un-
healthy population, damp-
ens the benefits of India’s
demographic dividend and
urban growth and lead to a
fast deterioration in the
quality of life of its citizens.
The Indian Space Re-
searchOrganisation(ISRO)
- now a part of space explo-
ration folklore around the
world - is the most credible
example of this transforma-
tion. In recent years, ISRO
has put India in an elite club
of space superpowers by
landing successfully on the
moon, placing satellite in
Mars’ orbit. Maintaining
this momentum is going to
be a herculean task in terms
of man, material and ma-
chines including political
will power.
There are some domestic
issues that India need to ad-
dress to ensure unhindered
march on the path of global
leadership.These are - Pov-
erty, Illiteracy, Unemploy-
ment, Corruption, Inequal-
ity, Gender discrimination,
Violence against Women
and Insurgency and Terror-
ism. Apart from these the
casteism, ethnic and reli-
gious divide run deep in
Indian society. A low per
capita income, and large
population below poverty
line, steep income inequal-
ity warrants maintaining a
balance between economic
developmentandbenefitall
sections of society.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
MOVING
FORWARD
Focus on sustainable
economic development
that addresses
poverty and inequality.
Increased investments in
infrastructure, education
and healthcare to boost
human capital and foster
economic progress.
Adopt proactive diplomacy
in issues with global
ramifications and act as
voice of global South, have
constructive engagement
with immediate neighbours
and other regional players.
Maintain its traditional
moralistic approach and
insist on including moral
component in future
technology advancements
like Artificial Intelligence,
Machine Learning and
Data Analytics.
Continue to pursue
responsible nuclear
strategy, actively engage
in international non-
proliferation initiatives and
move toward disarmament
while maintaining a
credible deterrent.
Maintain strategic autonomy
in dealing with major global
players while upholding
national interest to emerge
as successful mediator
in the global crises.
21st CENTURY
ROADTOEMERGENCEOF
INDIAASAGLOBALLEADER
Since millennia India has attracted the countries of
both East and West towards it. The attraction of
India originates from its spiritual, artistic, learning
centres, religious ideas and culture. It is imperative
to look into the past to understand the influence of
India on to the world towards the journey of Global
Leadership. In last few years India has consistently
dominated the world policymakers, shaping
economic patterns and enjoying substantial global
influence. In the ongoing Ukraine and Hamas-
Israel war India has emerged mutually acceptable
party with well-meaning intent to stop the conflict
and with stake in their welfare
S
Col Rajesh
Bhukar
The writer is a Post
Graduate in International
Studies, Alumni of Defence
Services Staff College,
Wellington and College
of Combat, Mhow
Jaipur, Friday | April 5, 2024
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Bageshwar Baba’s
demand during the
election season is at
a peak. He
is proposed
to visit
Jodhpur on
April 8 and
his proposed
visit has
made the supporters of
party happy and excited.
Political circles are abuzz
with his visit and are
anxiously waiting to see
what the baba says during
the election season in
Jodhpur.
The sudden
resignation of
Gourav Vallabh
from the Congress party
has shocked the party
workers all across. They
were equally shocked
when Vallabh made entry
through the cricket
politics in the state and
was later given a ticket to
fight Assembly election in
2023. The Congress
workers are amazed at
the way parachute
candidates are given
importance in the party in
the state.
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QUOTE-UNQUOTE Your blessings and love
are my strength. Presence
of mammoth crowd today
has sparked a new political storm in
western Rajasthan.
Ravindra Singh Bhati,
Independent candidate from Barmer- Jaisalmer
Nimbahera ki Ek Hi Pukar,
Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar!
Amidst presence of Min
Jhabar Singh, MLA Shrichand Kripalani
& District Prez Mitthulal Jat inaugurated
the election office in Nimbahera.
CPJoshi,BJP State President
I extend my advance best
wishes for victory to Cong
candidate Dr Damodar Gur-
jar from Rajsamand.The developmen-
tal works undertaken by the Congress
party in Mewar instill confidence in me.
Dr CP Joshi, Congress Candidate from Bhilwara
Inaugurated Kishangarh elec-
tion office along with Ram
Chandra Choudhary Cong
candidate from Ajmer. Every Congmen
& people from Kishangarh are united in
their efforts to bring about a change.
DrVikasChoudhary,MLA Kishangarh
GROUND REPORT NAGAUR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY
JAT BASTION SEES SAME FACE-OFF
WITH CHANGED POLITICAL EQUATIONS
Younus Gesawat
Nagaur
ith the filing of
nominations of
candidates for
Nagaur Lok
Sabha seat, tra-
ditionally considered the
stronghold of Jat politics,
the electoral chessboard
has been completely laid.
Even after five years,
the same old faces are con-
testing in the Lok Sabha
elections on this seat, but
the political equations
have completely changed.
After the alliance with
Congress, RLP has now
fielded Hanuman Beniwal
while BJP has made Dr.
Jyoti Mirdha its candi-
date. Till some time ago,
a direct contest was being
considered between these
two candidates for the Na-
gaur Lok Sabha seat, but
shortly before the dead-
line for filing nomina-
tions, Bahujan Samaj
Party nominated Dr. Ga-
jendra Singh Rathore, an
advocate in Rajasthan
High Court and resident
of Rashidpura village, as
its candidate and made the
contest triangular.
Hanuman Beniwal will
face Jyoti Mirdha for the
third consecutive time in
theNagaurLSseat.Earlier
in2014and2019,bothhad
contested elections against
each other. While Jyoti
Mirdha was the Congress
candidate in 2019, Hanu-
man Beniwal won by con-
testing against her with the
support of the BJP. This
time, Beniwal is in the
electoral fray with the sup-
port of Congress, while
Jyoti Mirdha is a candidate
on the BJP ticket.
If we look at the caste
equation of this Lok Sabha
constituency, famous for
Makrana marble, Jats are
in the majority in Nagaur.
There are also good num-
bers of Muslim, Rajput,
SC and original OBC vot-
ers. The Nagaur Lok Sab-
ha seat has been dominat-
ed by the Mirdha family
for a long time.The record
of becoming MPfrom Na-
gaur the most number of
times is in the name of Na-
thuram Mirdha, who won
from Nagaur six times. It
is believed that BSPcandi-
date Dr Gajendra Singh
Rathore can harm Dr Jyoti
Mirdha by breaking into
the vote bank of the BJP.
The Nagaur Lok Sabha
seat has always been one
of the most popular seats
in Rajasthan. This time
again, it has become a hot
seat and now the eyes of
the entire country are fixed
on Nagaur.
NAGAUR FACE TO FACE
JYOTI
MIRDHA
Age: 51 years
Education: MBBS
Assets: `100 crore
Vehicle: None
HANUMAN
BENIWAL
Age: 52 years
Education: LLB
Assets: `87,20,000
Vehicle: 2 LMV Jeeps
Political credibility of Mirdha family
BJP’s organisation is also
completely together
Sympathy in Mirdha’s favor
Attraction among youth
Beniwal remained active as an MP
Apart from Congress, he also has
his own separate support base
STRONG SIDE STRONG SIDE
Less active since the last
Lok Sabha elections
A section of Mirdha family is
still with Congress
WEAK SIDE
Impact on traditional vote bank due
to absence of election symbol
Dissatisfaction among Cong leaders
due to being vocal against Gehlot
WEAK SIDE
W
MIGRATION FOR DRINKING WATER AND EMPLOYMENT
MAJOR REGIONAL ISSUE IN NAGAUR CONSTITUNCY
The longstanding drinking water crisis in Nagaur remains unre-
solved despite recent canal water initiatives. Rural areas still suffer
from inadequate supply and declining groundwater levels, perpetu-
ating community concerns. The absence of local industries adds to unem-
ployment, compelling youth to migrate for job opportunities. Political parties
have yet to offer a comprehensive solution to these pressing issues.
A LOOK AT MP HANUMAN BENIWAL’S PERFORMANCE
There is only disappointment among the voters regarding the
performance of the sitting MP. Voters claim that last time Hanuman
Beniwal became MP from here by winning the election as part of the
alliance of BJP and RLP but he could not achieve any major achievement
during his tenure. Although Beniwal makes a lot of claims but the common
man did not get any benefit from his tenure.
RAJASTHAN
NAGAUR LOK
SABHA CONSTITUENCY
62.15%
VOTING RECORDED
IN NAGAUR (2019)
Ladnun Nagaur
Deedwana
Makrana
Parbatsar
Jayal
Nawan
Nagaur
Khinwsar
02
BJP
04
CONGRESS
ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2023
01
IND
01
RLP
11,07,801
Male Voters
2,09,772
Voters increased since
2019 in the Lok Sabha
TOTAL VOTERS
IN NAGAUR
21,42,941 Female Voters
10,35,128
12
Third Gender Voters
RLP’s Hanuman Beniwal won the last election with BJP’s
support; this time he is contesting with Cong’s support
1
Jyoti Mirdha, granddaughter of Congress veteran
Nathuram Mirdha, contesting to blossom BJP’s lotus
BSP tried to make the contest
triangular by fielding candidates
2
3
First India Bureau
Jalore
Former CM Ashok
Gehlot’ssonandCongress
candidate from Jalore-
Sirohi Lok Sabha seat
Vaibhav Gehlot submitted
his papers on Thursday,
last day of nomination.
A public meeting was
also organized after the
nomination. While ad-
dressing the meeting, for-
mer CM Ashok Gehlot
urged the people to give
Vaibhav Gehlot a chance
sayingthathewillproveto
be second Butasingh of
Jalore. Gehlot said that
Vaibhav will always keep
the doors open for people.
He said that Vaibhav is
young and has the will to
work. Referring to him-
self, Gehlot said that he
too had become an MP at
theageofjust29yearsand
got a lot of work done in
Jodhpur.
Vaibhav Gehlot files paper
from Jalore-Sirohi LS seat
Surprised by the crowd that gathered in support of young candidates
in Barmer and Banswara, BJP-Cong now busy in making new strategy
Bhati’ssocialengineeringsurprises;
BAP’s Roatdisplayshistribalprowess
Pankaj Soni
Jaipur
The crowd gathered at the
nomination rally of two
young leaders on Ban-
swara-Dungarpur and
Barmer-Jaisalmer seats
has brought sweat on the
forehead of BJPand Con-
gress leaders. Due to the
huge public support seen
during the nomination,
the equations between the
two parties, which claim
to have an army of lead-
ers and lakhs of workers,
seem to be deteriorating
on these two seats.There-
fore, now the party strate-
gists are busy in creating
caste equations afresh.
Vaibhav Gehlot filing his nomination in Jalore on Thursday.
Huge nomination rally of Ravindra Bhati in Barmer on Thursday.
NEW FACE WITH CASTE EQUATION ON BORDER SEAT
Ravindra Singh Bhati is contesting from Barmer-
Jaisalmer seat as an independent candidate. BJP,
which is trying to win 25 seats in the state, first wanted
to bring Bhati into its camp, but under the pressure of Rajput
society, Bhati entered the election field. Not only this, in caste
equation on this seat, along with the original OBC voters,
Muslims are also seen standing in Bhati's camp. Due to this
social engineering, a huge crowd gathered for Bhati's nomi-
nation. Now here Cong and BJP are busy in creating a fresh
equation. Now contest on this seat appears to be triangular.
ROAT’S HOLD ON TRIBAL
VOTERS IS HIS STRENGTH
Huge crowd gathered
during nomination
of BAP's candidate
Rajkumar Roat in Banswara-
Dungarpur seat, a tribal
dominated seat of south-west
Rajasthan. This also hints at
the increasing support base
of BAP in this area. In fact,
despite being young, Rot has
been vocally raising issues
related to tribals. Due to de-
parture of senior Cong leader
Mahendrajit Malviya to BJP,
the party had decided to give
this seat to his father under
an agreement, but agree-
ment did not materialize. In
such a situation, those voters
who do not want to see BJP
on this seat are also seen in
Roat's camp.
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ELECTION FEVER ENGULFS NATION
Nominations for Phase 2 of Lok Sabha polls conclude
First India Bureau
New Delhi/Jaipur
he filing of
nominations for
Phase 2 of the
Lok Sabha elections con-
cluded on Wednesday
evening. In this phase,
the Elections will be held
in 88 Lok Sabha seats in
12 States and Union Ter-
ritories along with the
remaining part of the
Outer Manipur Lok Sab-
ha constituency. Notably,
20 seats of Kerala, 14
seats of Karnataka, 13
seats of Rajasthan, 8
seats each of Uttar
Pradesh and Maharash-
tra, 7 seats of Madhya
Pradesh, 5 seats each in
Assam and Bihar, 3 seats
each of West Bengal and
Chhattisgarh and 1 seat
each in Manipur, Tripura
and J&K will go to polls
in this second phase. The
polling of 7 phases of LS
polls to end on June 1,
results of elections will
announced on June 4.
Artistes pose during an event to spread awareness on voters
turnout ahead of upcoming LS election, in Bikaner on Thursday.
T
CM resolves to do what has not
been done in Vagad in 7 decades
Kunal Trivedi & Pankaj Garg
Banswara/Bhilwara
Addressing nomination
meeting of BJPcandidate
Mahendrajeet Singh
Malviya at Kushal Bagh
ground in Banswara,
Chief Minister Bhajan
Lal Sharma said that it is
our resolve to do what
has not been done in Va-
gad in seven decades.
Chief Minister Sharma
told the crowd of thou-
sands that there are im-
mense possibilities here
and will write something
new based on the abun-
dant availability of water.
He said for the BAP
MLAs that the Chief
Minister belongs to eve-
ryone. “MLAs of all par-
ties come for develop-
ment but till date these
MLAs of Vagad have not
come to me, what will
they do,” he said.
Meanwhile, taking part
in the rally of candidate
Damodar Agarwal in
Bhilwara, CM said that
before 2014, the country
was wrapped in corrup-
tion and scams used
to happen every day.
“Scams used to take
place in all three worlds
– earth, sky and under-
world,” the CM said. P8
Voting for Phase 1
on April 19, Phase 2
polls on April 26
PHASE 3 NOMINATIONS TO START FROM APRIL 12
The third phase elections for Lok Sabha, sched-
uled for May 7, will encompass 94 constituen-
cies across 12 states and Union Territories. The
filing of nominations for Phase 3 will begin on April 12.
States going to the polls in this phase are 4 seats in
Assam, 5 seats in Bihar and 7 seats in Chhattisgarh.
PM MODI TO ADDRESS RALLY IN CHURU TODAY
PM Narendra Modi will visit Churu today
and blow the election bugle for upcoming
Lok Sabha election. PM Modi will address
a public meeting at Churu Police Lines in
support of candidate Devendra Jhajaria.
There is immense enthusiasm among BJP
workers regarding PM Modi’s meeting.
216 RAJ CANDIDATES SUBMIT 304 NOMINATIONS
Under the Lok Sabha Elections-2024, 161 nomi-
nation papers were submitted by 125 candi-
dates on Thursday for 13 Lok Sabha constituen-
cies of the second phase. So far, 216 candidates have
submitted 304 nominations. On Thursday, 5 candidates
submitted 5 nomination papers for the by-election in
Bagidaura assembly constituency and so far 6 candi-
dates have filed their nominations here, Chief Electoral
Officer Praveen Gupta said.
PM MODI LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR LS POLLS IN BIHAR, HE SAYS...
“AAJKABHARATGHAR
MEINGHUSKEMAARTAHAI”
Moni Sharma
Jamui
Officially kicking off the
BJP poll campaign in Bi-
har on Thursday, with his
1st poll meeting since an-
nouncement of schedule,
PM Narendra Modi at-
tacked Oppn over cor-
ruption and issues of na-
tional security.Attacking
Cong for its “weak” for-
eign policy, Modi said,
“Aaj ka Bharat ghar mein
ghus ke maarta hai.” He
focused on “jungle raj”
under RJD. “Jamui was
identified with Naxalism.
RJD govt took land plots
from people to give them
railway jobs. Nitish too
was Union railway min-
ister, but he never faced
any corruption charges,”
Modi said. MORE ON P6
WE WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU THAT
SO LONG AS WE (THE NDA) ARE
TOGETHER, THERE WOULD NOT BE
ANY COMMUNAL DISCORD. THERE HAS NOT BEEN
ANY COMMUNAL TENSION UNDER NDA RULE.
NARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER
PM Narendra Modi in conversation with Bihar Dy CM Samrat Choudhary and LJP Chief Chirag Paswan during rally in Jamui on Thursday.
PM Narendra Modi shares a light moment with Bihar CM
Nitish Kumar during a public rally ahead of the LS polls.
Ab kabhi idhar udhar nahi hone
waale hain: Nitish tells PM Modi
On his alliance with the RJD, Bihar Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar said, “Woh toh jhooth-mooth ka hum
beech mein ek baar saath kar liye the...so now he
(Tejashwi) is taking credit for things that we did…
However, I left when I realised they were doing
wrong… Ab kabhi idhar udhar nahi hone waale hain.”
Today
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SETHANI KA
JOHARA,
CHURU
Sonia Gandhi, Ashwini Vaishnaw,
among 14 sworn in as RS members
After 25 years in Lok Sabha, Sonia Gandhi pads up for Rajya Sabha innings
New Delhi
First India Bureau
Former Congress Presi-
dent Sonia Gandhi and
Union Railway Minister
Ashwini Vaishnaw took
oath as the Rajya Sabha
members on Thursday
with twelve others from
different states like Bihar,
Odisha, Andhra Pradesh,
Rajasthan and Telangana.
Congress leader Sonia
Gandhi became member
of upper house from Ra-
jasthan whereas BJP’s
Vaishnaw from Odisha.
Vice-President and Rajya
Sabha chairman Jagdeep
Dhankhar administered
the oath to them in the
new Parl building. The
terms of Odisha and Ra-
jasthan members began
on Thursday, while rest
started on Wednesday.
VP and RS Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar administers the oath of
office to Sonia Gandhi and Ashwini Vaishnaw as the RS members
during the swearing-in ceremony, at Parliament House, in New
Delhi on Thursday. Also seen here are Piyush Goyal, Mallikarjun
Kharge, Harivansh Narayan Singh, Jairam Ramesh and others.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma addressing nomination rally of Mahendrajeet
Singh Malviya at the Kushal Bagh ground in Banswara on Thursday.
IAF’s Apache helicopter
sustains damage, all safe
First India Bureau
New Delhi
An Apache helicopter of
the Indian Air Force
made an emergency land-
ing in Ladakh and sus-
tained damage due to
undulating terrain and
high altitude, IAF said on
Thursday. The incident
took place on Wednesday
and both the pilots on
board are safe, it said.
IAF has ordered a Court
of Inquiry into incident.
“An IAF Apache heli-
copter carried out a pre-
cautionary landing dur-
ing an operational train-
ing sortie in Ladakh on
April 3. During the pro-
cess of this landing, it
sustained damage due to
undulating terrain and
high altitude,” the IAF
said in a brief statement.
Court of Inquiry has been
ordered to ascertain the
cause,” it said.
IAF helicopter makes emergency
landing in Ladakh on Thursday.
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SONIA GANDHI
MADAN RATHORE
Rajasthan
ASHWINI VAISHNAW
SUBHASHISH KHUNTIA
DEBASHISH SAMANTARAY
Odisha
AJAY MAKEN
SYED NASEER HUSSAIN
Karnataka
RPN SINGH
Uttar Pradesh
SAMIK BHATTACHARYA
West Bengal
SANJAY KUMAR JHA
Bihar
GOLLA BABURAO
MEDA RAGHUNADHA
YERRAM VS REDDY
Andhra Pradesh
RAVI CHANDRA
VADDIRAJU
Telangana
The Jhotwara family
will play, thrive and
progress! With the
construction of a sports
stadium in the village
of Jhotwara, the youth
here are ready to hoist
the flag of India at the
global level. My heartfelt
gratitude to you,
Prime Minister Shri @
narendramodi ji.
Insulting women power
has become a habit
of Congress leaders.
Disrespecting and
insulting the dignity of
women in Indian politics
shows their disgusting
thinking.
Hearty congratulations
to Shri Avinash Joshi
ji on being appointed
State Convenor of IT Dept
of BJP Rajasthan. Under
guidance of Honorable
Prime Minister Shri @
narendramodi ji, we
all are committed to
realize the resolution of
crossing 400 this time.
Col Rajyavardhan
Rathore
(Modi Ka Parivar)
@Ra_THORe
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MURMU LAUNCHES FIRST HOMEGROWN CAR
T-CELL THERAPY FOR CANCER PATIENTS
President Droupadi Murmu
on Thursday launched
India’s first indigenously-de-
veloped CAR T-cell therapy
for cancer treatment, hailing
it as a major breakthrough
that provides “new hope for
humankind” in the bat-
tle against the disease, a
senior official said. P6
GOURAV VALLABH JOINS BJP HOURS AFTER
QUITTING CONGRESS CITING ‘SUFFOCATION’
A day after quitting Con-
gress, senior leader Gourav
Vallabh on Thursday joined
the Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP), adding to the long list
of the grand old party jump-
ing ship ahead of the Lok
Sabha elections. Vallabh
resigned from Congress
citing ‘suffocation’.
JAISHANKAR DISMISSES UN OFFICIAL’S
REMARK ON ‘FAIR’ ELECTIONS IN INDIA
EAM S Jaishankar said that
he does not need the UN to
tell that the elections in the
country should be “free &
fair”. Jaishankar dismissed
the UN official’s remark on
elections in India, stating
it came in response to a
“loaded question” during a
UN press briefing last week.
EVEN IF 1 PERCENT TRUE, IT IS ABSOLUTELY
SHAMEFUL: CALCUTTA HC ON SANDESHKHALI
The Calcutta High Court
Bench led by Chief Jus-
tice TS Sivagnanam on
Thursday slammed the
WB government during
a hearing on the Sand-
eshkhali violence, saying
that if “even one percent
of the case were true, it is
absolutely shameful”.
Adda
Adda
RAJ
RAJniti
ka
BAGESHWARBABA’S
DEMANDATPEAK, RALLY
INJODHPURONAPRIL8
GOURAVVALLABHRESIGNS,
SHOCKSCONGRESSPARTY
WORKERSAMIDLSPOLL
Bageshwar Baba’s
demand during the
election season is at
a peak. He
is proposed
to visit
Jodhpur on
April 8 and
his proposed
visit has
made the supporters of
party happy and excited.
Political circles are abuzz
with his visit and are
anxiously waiting to see
what the baba says during
the election season in
Jodhpur.
The sudden
resignation of
Gourav Vallabh
from the Congress party
has shocked the party
workers all across. They
were equally shocked
when Vallabh made entry
through the cricket
politics in the state and
was later given a ticket to
fight Assembly election in
2023. The Congress
workers are amazed at
the way parachute
candidates are given
importance in the party in
the state.
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QUOTE-UNQUOTE
Your blessings and love
are my strength. Presence
of mammoth crowd today
has sparked a new political storm in
western Rajasthan.
Ravindra Singh Bhati,
Independent candidate from Barmer- Jaisalmer
Nimbahera ki Ek Hi Pukar,
Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar!
Amidst presence of Min
Jhabar Singh, MLA Shrichand Kripalani
& District Prez Mitthulal Jat inaugurated
the election office in Nimbahera.
CPJoshi,BJP State President
I extend my advance best
wishes for victory to Cong
candidate Dr Damodar Gur-
jar from Rajsamand.The developmen-
tal works undertaken by the Congress
party in Mewar instill confidence in me.
Dr CP Joshi, Congress Candidate from Bhilwara
Inaugurated Kishangarh elec-
tion office along with Ram
Chandra Choudhary Cong
candidate from Ajmer. Every Congmen
& people from Kishangarh are united in
their efforts to bring about a change.
DrVikasChoudhary,MLA Kishangarh
GROUND REPORT NAGAUR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY
JAT BASTION SEES SAME FACE-OFF
WITH CHANGED POLITICAL EQUATIONS
Younus Gesawat
Nagaur
ith the filing of
nominations of
candidates for
Nagaur Lok
Sabha seat, tra-
ditionally considered the
stronghold of Jat politics,
the electoral chessboard
has been completely laid.
Even after five years,
the same old faces are con-
testing in the Lok Sabha
elections on this seat, but
the political equations
have completely changed.
After the alliance with
Congress, RLP has now
fielded Hanuman Beniwal
while BJP has made Dr.
Jyoti Mirdha its candi-
date. Till some time ago,
a direct contest was being
considered between these
two candidates for the Na-
gaur Lok Sabha seat, but
shortly before the dead-
line for filing nomina-
tions, Bahujan Samaj
Party nominated Dr. Ga-
jendra Singh Rathore, an
advocate in Rajasthan
High Court and resident
of Rashidpura village, as
its candidate and made the
contest triangular.
Hanuman Beniwal will
face Jyoti Mirdha for the
third consecutive time in
theNagaurLSseat.Earlier
in2014and2019,bothhad
contested elections against
each other. While Jyoti
Mirdha was the Congress
candidate in 2019, Hanu-
man Beniwal won by con-
testing against her with the
support of the BJP. This
time, Beniwal is in the
electoral fray with the sup-
port of Congress, while
Jyoti Mirdha is a candidate
on the BJP ticket.
If we look at the caste
equation of this Lok Sabha
constituency, famous for
Makrana marble, Jats are
in the majority in Nagaur.
There are also good num-
bers of Muslim, Rajput,
SC and original OBC vot-
ers. The Nagaur Lok Sab-
ha seat has been dominat-
ed by the Mirdha family
for a long time.The record
of becoming MPfrom Na-
gaur the most number of
times is in the name of Na-
thuram Mirdha, who won
from Nagaur six times. It
is believed that BSPcandi-
date Dr Gajendra Singh
Rathore can harm Dr Jyoti
Mirdha by breaking into
the vote bank of the BJP.
The Nagaur Lok Sabha
seat has always been one
of the most popular seats
in Rajasthan. This time
again, it has become a hot
seat and now the eyes of
the entire country are fixed
on Nagaur.
NAGAUR FACE TO FACE
JYOTI
MIRDHA
Age: 51 years
Education: MBBS
Assets: `100 crore
Vehicle: None
HANUMAN
BENIWAL
Age: 52 years
Education: LLB
Assets: `87,20,000
Vehicle: 2 LMV Jeeps
Political credibility of Mirdha family
BJP’s organisation is also
completely together
Sympathy in Mirdha’s favor
Attraction among youth
Beniwal remained active as an MP
Apart from Congress, he also has
his own separate support base
STRONG SIDE STRONG SIDE
Less active since the last
Lok Sabha elections
A section of Mirdha family is
still with Congress
WEAK SIDE
Impact on traditional vote bank due
to absence of election symbol
Dissatisfaction among Cong leaders
due to being vocal against Gehlot
WEAK SIDE
W
MIGRATION FOR DRINKING WATER AND EMPLOYMENT
MAJOR REGIONAL ISSUE IN NAGAUR CONSTITUNCY
The longstanding drinking water crisis in Nagaur remains unre-
solved despite recent canal water initiatives. Rural areas still suffer
from inadequate supply and declining groundwater levels, perpetu-
ating community concerns. The absence of local industries adds to unem-
ployment, compelling youth to migrate for job opportunities. Political parties
have yet to offer a comprehensive solution to these pressing issues.
A LOOK AT MP HANUMAN BENIWAL’S PERFORMANCE
There is only disappointment among the voters regarding the
performance of the sitting MP. Voters claim that last time Hanuman
Beniwal became MP from here by winning the election as part of the
alliance of BJP and RLP but he could not achieve any major achievement
during his tenure. Although Beniwal makes a lot of claims but the common
man did not get any benefit from his tenure.
RAJASTHAN
NAGAUR LOK
SABHA CONSTITUENCY
62.15%
VOTING RECORDED
IN NAGAUR (2019)
Ladnun Nagaur
Deedwana
Makrana
Parbatsar
Jayal
Nawan
Nagaur
Khinwsar
02
BJP
04
CONGRESS
ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2023
01
IND
01
RLP
11,07,801
Male Voters
2,09,772
Voters increased since
2019 in the Lok Sabha
TOTAL VOTERS
IN NAGAUR
21,42,941 Female Voters
10,35,128
12
Third Gender Voters
RLP’s Hanuman Beniwal won the last election with BJP’s
support; this time he is contesting with Cong’s support
1 Jyoti Mirdha, granddaughter of Congress veteran
Nathuram Mirdha, contesting to blossom BJP’s lotus
BSP tried to make the contest
triangular by fielding candidates
2 3
First India Bureau
Jalore
Former CM Ashok
Gehlot’ssonandCongress
candidate from Jalore-
Sirohi Lok Sabha seat
Vaibhav Gehlot submitted
his papers on Thursday,
last day of nomination.
A public meeting was
also organized after the
nomination. While ad-
dressing the meeting, for-
mer CM Ashok Gehlot
urged the people to give
Vaibhav Gehlot a chance
sayingthathewillproveto
be second Butasingh of
Jalore. Gehlot said that
Vaibhav will always keep
the doors open for people.
He said that Vaibhav is
young and has the will to
work. Referring to him-
self, Gehlot said that he
too had become an MP at
theageofjust29yearsand
got a lot of work done in
Jodhpur.
Vaibhav Gehlot files paper
from Jalore-Sirohi LS seat
Surprised by the crowd that gathered in support of young candidates
in Barmer and Banswara, BJP-Cong now busy in making new strategy
Bhati’ssocialengineeringsurprises;
BAP’s Roatdisplayshistribalprowess
Pankaj Soni
Jaipur
The crowd gathered at the
nomination rally of two
young leaders on Ban-
swara-Dungarpur and
Barmer-Jaisalmer seats
has brought sweat on the
forehead of BJPand Con-
gress leaders. Due to the
huge public support seen
during the nomination,
the equations between the
two parties, which claim
to have an army of lead-
ers and lakhs of workers,
seem to be deteriorating
on these two seats.There-
fore, now the party strate-
gists are busy in creating
caste equations afresh.
Vaibhav Gehlot filing his nomination in Jalore on Thursday.
Huge nomination rally of Ravindra Bhati in Barmer on Thursday.
NEW FACE WITH CASTE EQUATION ON BORDER SEAT
Ravindra Singh Bhati is contesting from Barmer-
Jaisalmer seat as an independent candidate. BJP,
which is trying to win 25 seats in the state, first wanted
to bring Bhati into its camp, but under the pressure of Rajput
society, Bhati entered the election field. Not only this, in caste
equation on this seat, along with the original OBC voters,
Muslims are also seen standing in Bhati's camp. Due to this
social engineering, a huge crowd gathered for Bhati's nomi-
nation. Now here Cong and BJP are busy in creating a fresh
equation. Now contest on this seat appears to be triangular.
ROAT’S HOLD ON TRIBAL
VOTERS IS HIS STRENGTH
Huge crowd gathered
during nomination
of BAP's candidate
Rajkumar Roat in Banswara-
Dungarpur seat, a tribal
dominated seat of south-west
Rajasthan. This also hints at
the increasing support base
of BAP in this area. In fact,
despite being young, Rot has
been vocally raising issues
related to tribals. Due to de-
parture of senior Cong leader
Mahendrajit Malviya to BJP,
the party had decided to give
this seat to his father under
an agreement, but agree-
ment did not materialize. In
such a situation, those voters
who do not want to see BJP
on this seat are also seen in
Roat's camp.
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DRONE CARRYING HEROINE WORTH `10 CRORE
GUNNED DOWN BY BSF IN ANUPGARH DISTRICT
The BSF, on Thursday, shot
down a drone carrying hero-
in in Raisinghnagar area
of Anupgarh district and recovered
two-and-a-half-kg of heroin. Its
market value is said to be around
Rs 10 crore. BSF jawans are try-
ing to trace the origin place of the
drone and where it was headed for.
After spotting the drone, the jawans got alert and started
firing at it. During this, the drone fell in one shot. Search
operation is going on even after the incident.
EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE
I-T dept hits revenue collection target
Vimal Kothari
Jaipur
he financial
year 2023-24
has been great
for the Income Tax De-
partment of the state as it
has collected Rs 31,630
crore revenue till March
31, which is 102.36 per-
cent as compared to the
revised target of Rs
30,900 crore allocated to
the department.
This has come as a re-
lief to the department of-
ficials and employees.
According to sources, the
total collection of the de-
partment till March 31
has increased from Rs
30,700 crore last year to
Rs 31,630 crore.
Although the growth
of collection has not
been exceptionally high,
despite the low growth
in the income of the ma-
jor taxpayers of the state,
the income tax officers
consider the achieve-
ment of the target as
quite a major success.
It is expected that the
income of the taxpayers
in the state will increase
further in this financial
year, which will also
have a positive impact
on the revenue.
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Ajmer: An eight year old
boy was crushed to death
by a private school bus in
Badaliya village of
Ajmer on Thursday. The
bus brought him from
school and when he got
down and was crossing
the road, he got hit by the
same bus. Family rushed
him to JLN Hospital but
doctors declared him
dead. The villagers
caught the bus driver and
handed him over to the
police. The incident took
place at 2.30 pm in the
Adarsh Nagar police sta-
tion area. Family mem-
bers have registered a
case against bus driver.
The boy who studied in
Bhanupratap Gurukul
School died in the mis-
hap in front of his house.
8-yr-old crushed to
death by his school
bus in a freak accident
Jaipur: Chief Electoral
Officer Praveen Gupta
said that in order to en-
sure free, fair and trans-
parent elections, round
the clock monitoring
should be maintained on
social media by the Elec-
tion Department. Gupta
held a video conference
with district SPs, PROs
and Dy Commissioners
of Jaipur and Jodhpur on
Thursday for discussion.
From Police Headquar-
ters, IG SCRB Sharat
Kaviraj said that in view
of the Lok Sabha elec-
tions, effective monitor-
ing is being done on so-
cial media, and action
has also been taken by
the police against those
spreading fake news.
24-hour social media
vigilance to ensure fair
elections: CEO Gupta
IN BRIEF
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JDAbansuseofplastic
speedbreakersinJaipur
Ex-CongressMLAendslife
duetoallegedfamilyfeud
Such breakers pose danger to commuters: Experts
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Stepping up safety on
roads, the Jaipur Devel-
opment Authority has
banned the use of speed
breakers made of plastic.
The Director Engineer-
ing first issued an order
for a ban on plastic break-
ers installed across the
width of the road.
According to experts,
such speed breakers pose
a danger to people as the
risk of accidents and spi-
nal damage is very high.
Questions are, how-
ever, being raised about
this sudden action by the
JDA. Earlier, such speed
breakers were installed at
many places by JDA de-
spite that there is no pro-
vision for these in the
Indian Road Congress
(IRC) Code. This is also
good news for the vehicle
drivers as these kind of
speed breakers were
leading to back pain, in-
stances of slip disk pain
and accidents.
People were troubled
by such speed breakers &
moreover they were not
of permanent nature too
as at many places they
were broken so that the
vehicles can pass without
any hindrance.
Their being of cheap
cost was an additional is-
sue as they could be in-
stalled by anybody caus-
ing much discomfort to
vehicle drivers.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Former Congress MLA
Vivek Dhakar has alleg-
edly committed suicide
on Thursday at his house
in Subhash Nagar in Ra-
jasthan’s Bhilwara
district.
“Family discord is said
to be the reason for sui-
cide,” police officials
said, while adding that,
Dhakad had slashed the
vein of his hand. On re-
ceiving information, our
team reached the spot,
and his body is now in
the mortuary of Mahatma
Gandhi Hospital,” the
police officials added.
Sources said that he
was brought to the hos-
pital in an unconscious
state, and later doctors
declared him dead.
Meanwhile, Shivraj
Gurjar, Inspector, Sub-
hash Nagar police sta-
tion said, “The reason
for his suicide is yet to
be ascertained. The fam-
ily is aggrieved and in
pain, so we have not
spoken to them so far.
Initially, we are con-
ducting the post-mor-
tem.” News of Dhakar’s
death came as a shock
for Congress leaders as
he was last seen at Dr
CP Joshi’s nomination
rally on Wednesday. In
2018, Dhakar had won
the by-election to the
Mandalgarh constituen-
cy by defeating BJP’s
Shakti Singh Hada.
Safety issues
The plastic breakers are infamous for causing accidents.
JDA ACTION AGAINST
HOTEL IN VAISHALI NGR
Action has been
taken against a
private Hotel located
in Vaishali Nagar, by the
JDA for encroachment.
Under the direction of Chief
Controller of enforcement,
Mahendra Sharma, JDA ini-
tiated measures to remove
encroachments at the hotel
premises. It was reported
that the hotel had en-
croached upon land belong-
ing to the roadway, situated
in the Nemisagar Colony,
with constructions such as
guard rooms, gates, and
parking spaces. In response
to this encroachment, the
JDA issued a notice under
Section 72 of the JDA Act.
Notably, a notice had been
previously issued to the hotel
on September 8 last year.
Abhishek Shrivastava
MLAs nominated
in mgmt of 12
state-run univs
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Rajasthan Assembly
Speaker Vasudev Dev-
nani has nominated
MLAs in 12 state univer-
sities. The nomination
has been done as per acts
of the respective univer-
sities for a period from 1
to 5 years.
Bilara MLA Arjunlal
was nominated in the
Board of Management of
Agricultural University
of Jodhpur, Soorsagar
MLA Devendra Joshi in
Jai Narayan Vyas Uni-
versity, Pabbaram Bish-
noi and Atul Bhansali
in Raj Ayurved Univer-
sity. MLA Kailash
Chand Verma was nom-
inated in Shri Karan
Narendra Agricultural
University,Jobner.While,
Malviya Nagar MLAKa-
licharan Saraf and
Khandar MLA Jitendra
Gothwal in the Senate of
Rajasthan University.
Vivek Dhakar
Mewar Univ to give free edu to poor
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Chittorgarh’s Mewar
University Chairman Dr
Ashok Kumar Gadiya
believes that poverty
should act as a hindrance
in education of children.
In a special conversa-
tion The said that the
university is working
towards providing high-
er education to the poor
and helping them join
the mainstream.
“We are providing ed-
ucation to children from
rural backgrounds on
fifty percent subsidy.
Most of them do not
know what to do after
schooling. We are start-
ing a campaign for career
counselling in about
1,000 schools in the dis-
trict and other places. If
any child of the district is
poor and wants to get
higher education, we will
provide him free educa-
tion, but he will have to
bring proof of this from
the sarpanch,” he said.
Dr Ashok Kumar Gadiya
Student leaders protesting at the Rajasthan University on Thursday.
Students from
Kashmir, Nagaland,
Assam, Bihar,
Chhattisgarh,
Arunachal Pradesh
and even Nigeria are
enrolled in the
Mewar University
StudentsstageprotestatRajvarsity
Kanwatia hospital
delivery case: 3
docs suspended
Organ transplant
case: Accused
sent on remand
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Student leaders onThurs-
day disrupted the Aca-
demic Council meeting
hall going on in Ra-
jasthan University and
demanded to get the in-
terview and admission
process of PET 2021-22
exam conducted as soon
as possible. They also
gheraoed the Vice Chan-
cellor’s Secretariat on
demands of calling three
times the number of can-
didates in the interview,
admission by creating
additional seats on the
basis of ward quota,
checking recovery in the
name of form not re-
ceived, recovery in the
name of depositing bags,
mobile etc. and irregu-
larities in the examina-
tion results in the depart-
ment of journalism.
After the Vice Chan-
cellor assured that the
demands would be met,
the protesting student
leaders allowed the
Academy Council meet-
ing to resume.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
In a significant develop-
ment regarding the case
of delivery of a pregnant
woman in front of the
gate of Kanwatia Hospi-
tal, three resident doc-
tors, Dr. Kusum Saini,
Dr. Neha Rajawat, and
Dr. Manoj, have been im-
mediately suspended.
Additionally, the state
government has issued a
notice to the Hospital Su-
perintendent, Dr. Rajen-
dra Singh Tanwar, for
supervisory negligence
in the matter.
Addl CS of Medical
Education, Shubhra Sin-
gh, stated that upon the
emergence of the inci-
dent, the Medical Educa-
tion Department prompt-
ly formed an investiga-
tion committee.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
In a significant develop-
ment, ACB produced
Gaurav Singh, Vinod
Singh, andAnil Joshi be-
fore the court on Thurs-
day in connection with
the organ transplant fake
NOC case The court has
remanded all three sus-
pects to ACB custody
until April 8. Addition-
ally, a new Investigating
Officer has been ap-
pointed for this case.
ACB officials seized
about 125 files from
both SMS and Fortis as
part of the investigation.
Woman & paramour kill
her three-year-old child
First India Bureau
Banswara
In a shocking revelation,
a married woman in the
Danpur area of Banswara
district collaborated with
her lover to brutally mur-
der her own 3-year old
son, dumping his body in
a tank of a building in
Surat after concealing it
in a plastic bag.
This disclosure sur-
faced during the investi-
gation conducted by a
police team from Surat,
following a report of the
child’s abduction. Ac-
cording to police, both
suspects have been taken
into custody, and police
will now proceed with
legal action on charges of
abduction & murder.
GOLD SMUGGLER SHAUKAT ALI ARRESTED BY
INTERPOL, BROUGHT TO INDIA FROM SAUDI
The Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) Global
Operations Centre coordinated with the National
Central Bureau-Riyadh through Interpol for the return
of Shaukat Ali, against whom a red corner notice has been
issued, from Saudi Arabia to India (Mumbai) for alleged
involvement in gold smuggling. The Interpol was tracking his
movement in Saudi Arabia. The CBI obtained a red corner
notice against Ali from Interpol General Secretariat on Sep-
tember 13, 2021 for his arrest. The National Investigation
Agency had registered a related case number RC36/2020/
NIA/DLI on September 22, 2020 after seizing smuggled gold
bricks at Jaipur International Airport, on July 3, 2020.
SI recruitment 2021 paper leak:
12 accused sent on 4-day remand
Satyanarayan Sharma
Jaipur
Chief Metropolitan Mag-
istrate II has sent 11
trainee SIs and a consta-
ble, arrested in a paper
leak case related to SI
Recruitment 2021, in
four-day police remand.
Besides this, the court
asked SOG to get their
medical examination
done from SMS Medical
Board and get it done
every 24 hours during the
police custody.
The SOG had sought
their remand for 12 days
for further questioning,
including money transac-
tions. The defence law-
yers, however, said that
the SOG should give rea-
sons for seeking remand
for 12 days. They said
that the accused were not
given notice under Sec-
tion 41A of CrPC before
the arrests were made.
During the hearing,
some of the accused, in-
cluding a woman, alleged
harassment by the SOG.
It was said on behalf of
these accused persons
that the officers of the
SOG beat them up be-
fore interrogating them.
They are not given food
and water on time and
are not even allowed to
sleep. They also ac-
cused the SOG officers
of torturing and harass-
ing them mentally.
One of the aacused in police
custody on Thursday.
ILLEGAL DRUGS SUPPLIER WITH A BOUNTY OF `5,000 NABBED BY COPS
Churu: A team of
Bhanipura police
station of Churu
district arrested Mansaf
Ali’s son Ibrahim (24), a
supplier of illegal drugs
from Pratapgarh on
Wednesday. He carried
a bounty of Rs 5000 and
was wanted for the last
seven months. SP Jai Ya-
dav said that on August
7, 2023, during patrolling
by Sardarshahar police
station, Deepak Bairagi,
a resident of Pratapgarh
and Sushil, a resident of
Ganganagar, were ar-
rested with 400 grams of
illegal opium.
They said that they got
it from Ali, a resident of
Hathunia police station.
Under supervision of
Additional Superinten-
dent of Police Lokendra
Dadarwal and CO Anil
Kumar, SHO Rai Singh
and his team raided
possible locations in
Bhilwara, Hamirgarh,
Gangarar, Chittorgarh,
Pratapgarh and Jawara
in Madhya Pradesh in
search of the accused.
CRIME
ROUNDUP
REVENUECOLLECTIONINSTATE
 Office of Chief Commissioner of
Income Tax, Jaipur: Rs 4,950 cr
 Chief Commissioner of Income
Tax Office, Udaipur: Rs 4,820 cr
 Commissioner of Income Tax
TDS Rajasthan: Rs 20,820 crore
 Director General of Income
Tax Investigation: Rs 1,040 crore
It is saddening to
hear the untimely
demise of former
MLA Vivek Dhakar ji from
Mandalgarh.
We pray to
Lord Shri Ram
to grant the
departed soul
a place in the
heavenly abode and provide
strength to the grieving
family members to bear this
immense sorrow. Om Shanti.
Bhajan Lal Sharma
@BhajanlalBjp
The untimely
demise of ex-MLA
Vivek Dhakar from
Mandalgarh,
Bhilwara,
is deeply
saddening.
Your sudden
departure in
this manner is an irrepa-
rable loss for the party
and society. May God give
peace to the departed soul
and provide strength to the
family members.
Ashok Gehlot
@ashokgehlot51
PTI
New Delhi
The BJP on Thursday
slammed the Congress
over its leaders’ remarks
against PM Narendra
Modi and Hema Malini,
saying they have lost their
“mental balance” and the
people of the country will
give their party a befitting
reply in Lok Sabha polls.
The BJP’s reaction
came after Congress
leader Charan Das Ma-
hant, at a rally in Chhat-
tisgarh on Tuesday,
called for support for for-
mer CM Bhupesh Baghel
contesting from the Ra-
jnandgaon Lok Sabha
seat and made remarks
against PM Modi.
BJP IT cell head Amit
Malviya on Wednesday
shared an undated vid-
eo, accusing Congress
leader Randeep Surjew-
ala of making “vile, sex-
ist” remarks against BJP
MP and candidate from
Mathura Hema Malini.
MAKE IN INDIA INITIATIVE
India’s home-grown gene therapy for cancer
First India Bureau
Mumbai
resident Drou-
padi Murmu
launched In-
dia’s first home-grown
gene therapy for cancer at
IITBombay onThursday.
Speaking on the occa-
sion, the President said
that the launch of India’s
first gene therapy is a
breakthrough in the bat-
tle against cancer.
As this line of treat-
ment,named“CAR-Tcell
therapy”,isaccessibleand
affordable, it provides a
new hope for the whole of
humankind.Sheexpressed
confidence that it will be
successful in giving new
lives to countless patients.
“I am told this therapy
will be available across
the country in major can-
cer hospitals, providing
new hope to patients and
their families. Moreover,
this affordable treatment
can be made available to
all patients across the
world.That will be in tune
with our vision of “Vas-
udhaiva Kutumbakam,”
President Murmu said.
The President said that
CAR-T cell therapy is
considered to be one of
the most phenomenal ad-
vances in medical sci-
ence. It has been availa-
ble in developed nations
for some time, but it is
extremely costly and be-
yond the reach of most
patients around the world.
She was happy to note
that the therapy is the
world’s most affordable
CAR-T cell therapy.
President Droupadi Murmu addresses a gathering during the
launch of India’s first home-grown gene therapy for cancer, at
IIT Bombay, in Mumbai on Thursday.  ANI
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First India Bureau
Cooch Behar
In his first election rally in
West Bengal after the an-
nouncementofLokSabha
pollschedules,PMNaren-
dra Modi emphasized the
criticality of a stable govt
at the Centre for India to
ascend as the world’s
third-largest economy.
Speaking at a packed
public gathering at Rash
Mela Ground in this
town, Modi underscored,
“For India to claim its po-
sition as the third-largest
economy globally, it is
imperative to elect a ‘ma-
jboot sarkar’ (stable gov-
ernment) – one that not
only ensures stability but
also tirelessly serves the
interests of the people.”
Highlighting his com-
mitment to decisive gov-
ernance, PM Modi said,
“The international com-
munity acknowledges
the stability under my
leadership. We’ve made
firm decisions to combat
corruption and terrorism,
and to enhance access to
basic amenities nation-
wide. Furthermore, con-
certed efforts have been
made to empower wom-
en and the marginalized
communities.”
Modiassertsneedforstable
govtinWestBengal1strally
PM’s 1st rally in WB after announcement of LS polls
PM Narendra Modi being presented a memento during an election campaign rally in support of
NDA candidates ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Cooch Behar of West Bengal, on Thursday. WB BJP
chief Sukanta Majumdar and Union MoS Nisith Pramanik are also seen. PTI
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and BJP candidate Hema
Malini flash victory sign during a public meeting on filing of
nomination papers by her ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, in
Mathura, on Thursday. PTI
Cooch Behar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
on Thursday attacked the Trinamool Con-
gress government in West Bengal, saying
it tried its best to protect the accused in the Sand-
eshkhali incidents that rocked the state and asserted
that only Bharatiya Janata Party can stop atrocities
against women. Addressing a public rally in Cooch
Behar to boost BJP prospects in the Lok Sabha
polls, Prime Minister Modi said BJP has resolved to
ensure punishment to the accused for the Sand-
eshkhali incidents. He also accused the Trinamool
Congress government of not allowing the implemen-
tation of Central schemes in West Bengal.
TMC GOVT TRIED ITS BEST TO PROTECT
ACCUSED IN SANDESHKHALI: PM MODI
Naddacallsuponpeople
toensureModi’s3rdterm
First India Bureau
Pithoragarh
BJP chief JP Nadda on
Thursday asked people of
Uttarakhandtogiveallthe
five Lok Sabha seats in
the state to the BJP again
to help Narendra Modi
return as prime minister
for a third term and make
India the third biggest
economy in the world.
“It is your national re-
sponsibility,” Nadda told
his first election meeting
here in support of Ajay
Tamta, the BJP candidate
from Almora.
Nadda and Uttara-
khand CM Pushkar Singh
Dhami participated in the
‘Vijay Sankalp Rally’ or-
ganized at Pithoragarh of
Almora Lok Sabha con-
stituency on Thursday.
“This land has always
been ready to protect the
country. Justice has been
done by the PM by imple-
menting One Rank One
Pension with the soldiers.
The PM has called the
thirddecadeofthecentury
thedecadeofUttarakhand.
As per his words, today it
is visible on the ground
andanewGangaofdevel-
opment is flowing from
Uttarakhand,”Naddasaid.
FI TOON
BJP’spollsmanifestocommitteeholds2ndmeet
PTI
Pithoragarh
The BJP manifesto com-
mittee for the Lok Sabha
polls held its second
meeting on Thursday,
with its members, includ-
ing panel head and Union
Minister Rajnath Singh,
deliberating on a host of
suggestions that the party
has received from people.
BJP leaders and Union
ministers Nirmala Sithar-
aman, Piyush Goyal, Sm-
riti Irani, Dharmendra
Pradhan, Ashwani
Vaishnaw, Kiren Rijiju
and Arjun Ram Meghwal
wereamongthosewhoat-
tended the meeting at the
party’s headquarters here.
Gujarat Chief Minister
Bhupendrabhai Patel, Ut-
tar Pradesh Deputy Chief
Minister Keshav Prasad
MauryaandformerUnion
minister Ravi Shankar
Prasad were also present.
BJP flays Congress over its leaders’
remarks against PM, Hema Malini
Think, understand  take right decision: RaGa
PTI
New Delhi
Congress MPRahul Gan-
dhi on Thursday said In-
diaiscurrentlystandingat
a “crucial juncture” and
urged people to recognise
the difference between
those who “build the
country” and those who
“destroy” it. In a post on
X, Gandhi conveyed to
the people ahead of the
Lok Sabha polls that their
future is in their hands,
and that they must think,
understand and then take
the right decision.
Rahul Gandhi’s advice to voters
BJP to celebrate
its foundation
day at booth unit
offices in UP
PTI
Lucknow
The BJP will celebrate
its foundation day on
Saturday at all the par-
ty’s 1.63 lakh booth unit
offices in Uttar Pradesh.
This time the party’s
foundation day is being
celebrated in the midst
of the Lok Sabha polls.
Through programmes,
the BJP will reach out to
people and appeal to
them to vote for the par-
ty and bring PM Naren-
dra Modi to power
again, the party said.
UP BJP chief Bhupen-
dra Singh Chaudhary on
Thursday took informa-
tion about the prepara-
tions for the foundation
day programmes.
Agencies
Purnea
Former MP Rajesh Ran-
jan alias Pappu Yadav on
Thursday targeted RJD
leader Tejashwi Yadav,
ahead of filing his nom-
ination from the Purnea
Lok Sabha constituency,
asking him to shed hate
politics. Yadav filed his
nomination from Bi-
har’s Purnea Lok Sabha
seat despite ally RJD’s
Bima Bharti filing her
nomination papers.
PTI
New Delhi
The Delhi Police have ar-
rested a man and seized
eight semi-automatic pis-
tols and 80 live cartridges
ahead of the Lok Sabha
polls, the officials said on
Thursday. The accused
Adnan (23) allegedly got
in touch with other crim-
inals while he was in jail
in a case of robbery.
Pappu Yadav
files nomination
from Purnea seat
Pappu Yadav rides a bike
before filing his nomination.
Man held with arms
and live cartridges
Raj: Triangular fight in Banswara as
Congress’ Damor files nomination
First India Bureau
Banswara
Congress leader Arvind
Sita Damor on Thursday
filed his nomination pa-
pers from Rajasthan’s
BanswaraLokSabhacon-
stituency, setting the stage
for a triangular contest in
the tribal-dominated seat.
Damor submitted his pa-
pers hours before the
deadline for filing nomi-
nations expired.
The Congress has au-
thorised Damor to file his
nomination papers from
BanswaraLokSabhaseat,
a Pradesh Congress Com-
mittee (PCC) spokesper-
son said here.
The Congress did not
publicly announce any
candidate for the seat.
There was speculation
that the party might forge
analliancewiththeBharat
Adivasi Party (BAP) in
Banswara.
I am told this therapy
will be available
across the country in
major cancer hospitals,
providing new hope to
patients and their
families. Moreover, this
affordable treatment
can be made available
to all patients across
the world. That will be
in tune with our vision
of “Vasudhaiva
Kutumbakam.
DROUPADI MURMU, PRESIDENT
Poll Bugle
It is the BJP only which
can stop atrocities
against women here.
The whole country has
seen how the TMC govt
tried its best to protect
the accused in
Sandeshkhali. BJP has
resolved to ensure
punishment for the
accused in the
Sandeshkhali incident.
They will have to spend
their lives in jail.”
NARENDRA MODI,
PRIME MINISTER
BJP chief attends
Vijay Sankalp Rally
in Uttarakhand’s
Almoraconstituency
JP Nadda with Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and others
at a rally at Vikasnagar in Dehradun dist, on Thursday.  PTI
Rajnath Singh being felicitated by Nirmala Sitharaman at BJP’s
manifesto committee meeting in New Delhi, on Thursday.  PTI
Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.
OPPN SHOULD LEARN HOW TO RESPECT WOMEN
FROM PM MODI: HEMA ON SURJEWALA’S COMMENT
Mathura: After Congress leader Randeep Sur-
jewala sparked a row with his alleged ‘derogatory’
remarks on BJP MP from Mathura Hema Malini,
the latter said on Thursday that the leaders of the Op-
position should learn how to respect women from Prime
Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking to the reporters here,
before filing her nominations for the Lok Sabha elec-
tions, the BJP leader and Bollywood veteran said that
the opposition targets only ‘popular people’. “They target
only popular people because targeting the unpopular
ones won’t do them any good... They should learn how to
respect women from PM Narendra Modi,” she said.
KERALA CM PINARAYI VIJAYAN ATTACKS RAHUL
GANDHI OVER MISSING FLAGS IN ROADSHOW
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinara-
yi Vijayan on Thursday slammed Congress leader
Rahul Gandhi and Congress party for showing ‘dis-
respect’ to their party flag. He was referring
to how Congress on Wednesday decided
not to display flags of its own and that of
its ally IUML during the roadshow ahead of
Rahul Gandhi’s filing of nomination papers
for Wayanad LS seat. “The Congress party
wants the vote of the IUML, but not their flag
and for that, the Congress party also decided to forego
their flag. This act doesn’t augur well and the Congress is
afraid of the BJP,” CM Vijayan said.
LS POLL BUZZ
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First India Bureau
Ahmedabad
Acracking unbeaten half-
century by all-rounder
Shashank Singh and his
fruitful 43-partnership
withanequallyaggressive
Ashutosh Sharma helped
Punjab Kings defeat Gu-
jaratTitans by three wick-
ets in an Indian Premier
League match here on
Thursday.
Shashank smashed an
unbeaten 61 off 29 deliv-
eries, while Ashutosh
slammed a 17-ball 31 as
PBKS chased down the
200-run target with one
ball to spare after the team
fromPunjabhadaninaus-
picious start, losing skip-
per Shikhar Dhawan for
just one run.
GT skipper Shubman
Gill’s unbeaten 89 off just
48 deliveries in the team’s
total of 199 for 4 went in
vain.
Gill was in sublime
form as he took GT to an
imposing total, hitting six
boundaries and four max-
imums. He was assisted
by Sai Sudarshan, who
slammed a 19-ball 33 at
the Narendra Modi Stadi-
um.
OpenerGillsmashed89
off just 48 deliveries with
the help of six boundaries
and four maximums,
while Sudarshan hit a 19-
ball 33 at the Narendra
Modi Stadium. Earlier,
Punjab Kings opted to
bowl first. Both teams
missed out on their mid-
dle-order heavy-hitters
with Liam Livingstone
(PBKS) and David Miller
(GT) missing out. Si-
kandar Raza and Kane
Williamson get their first
matchesoftheIPLseason.
Organ transplant
fake NOC: Info
about it received
around Holi, ACS
First India Bureau
Jaipur
In a significant revela-
tion, ACS Shubhra
Singh has made a star-
tling statement regard-
ing the issuance of fake
NOCs for organ trans-
plants, stating, “Around
the time of Holi, infor-
mation about fraudu-
lent activities had been
received.”
Singh disclosed that
records from all 12
hospitals involved in
the matter are being
scrutinized. She also
expressed concerns
about the non-conven-
ing of approval com-
mittee meetings, while
raising questions about
why these meetings
were not held.
Shashank Singh powers Kings to superb win as Shubman Gill’s knock goes in vain
IPL Match 17
First India Bureau
Jaipur
BJP leader Arun Chatur-
vedi targeted former CM
Ashok Gehlot alleging
that various scams had
taken place during Gehlot
govt’s regime from 2008-
2013. After the formation
of BJP's Bhajan Lal gov-
ernment in Raj, continu-
ous action is being taken
against paper mafias,” he
said.
BJP State Spokesperson
Rakhi Rathore criticised
Congress treatment of
women, citing party lead-
ers Rahul Gandhi and
Randeep Surjewala’s re-
marks  Supriya Srinet-
ra’s comments on
Kangana Ranaut.
BJP govt working with
‘zero tolerance’ on
corruption: Chaturvedi
Arun Chaturvedi addresses media during a press conference
at BJP Headquarters in Jaipur on Thursday. Rakhi Rathore and
Pramod Vashishtha are also present. NAIM KHAN
Totally unacceptable, Toughest
legal action will be taken: EAM
ANI
Thiruvananthapuram
External Affairs Minis-
ter S Jaishankar on
Thursday said “toughest
legal action” will be tak-
en against agents who
duped students from
Kerala into fighting for
Russia in its war againt
Ukraine.
Interacting with me-
dia persons in Thiruvan-
thanpuram today, Jais-
hankar said, “This is a
matter of very, very deep
concern for us, very
strong concern for us.
We called in the Russian
ambassador. Our ambas-
sador in Moscow was
instructed to go to the
foreign ministry.”
“It is totally unaccep-
table that any Indian
should be taken to a con-
flict zone and in any
manner be made to work
for a conflict, for an
army...,” Jaishankar
said.
He further assured
that the efforts were on
to ascertain how many
Indians were stuck in
that country and at-
tempts were being made
to get them back.
“So we are finding out
how many such Indians
there are. We are trying
to get them back. Even
last few days, I know
some people have come
back....but it is some-
thing we take very seri-
ously and very strongly,”
Jaishankar said.
The Union Minister
said, “I will tell you,
toughest legal action
will be taken in this
case.I mean, this is
something that is abso-
lutely unacceptable.”
CRUCIAL READ
AI pilots write to Tata
Group in support of
Vistara counterparts
Musk’s X introduces
“Community Notes”
feature in India
Have urged Israel to
ensure safety of Indian
workers there: Centre
Google plans to charge
for AI-powered search
engine, says reports
Mumbai: The concerns
expressed by the
Vistara pilots are not isolated
incidents but rather indicative
of systemic issues that
extend across various Tata
Group, Air India pilots said in
a letter sent to theTata
Group chairman on
Thursday. They brought to
the fore problems they have
been facing with the Air India
HR department as well, such
as the use of threats against
pilots and coercive tactics.
New Delhi: Social
media platform X,
formerly known as Twitter,
has introduced its commu-
nity notes feature in India.
This initiative enables users
to participate in fact-check-
ing tweets shared by other
users and intermediaries on
the platform. X’s Community
Notes tweeted, “Welcome
new contributors in India .
Our first contributors are
joining today, and we’ll be
expanding over time.”
New Delhi: India on
Thursday said it has
urged Israel to ensure the
safety of the Indian
construction workers who
have gone to the country
this week under the
framework of a bilateral
mobility agreement.
Israeli Ambassador to
India Naor Gilon had said
on Tuesday that the first
batch of over 60 Indian
construction workers has
left for Israel.
New Delhi: Google is
considering charging
for premium features on
its generative AI-powered
search engine, the
Financial Times reported.
The tech giant is looking at
a variety of options,
including incorporating
AI-powered search
features to its premium
subscription services,
which already provide
access to its new Gemini
AI assistant in Gmail and
Docs, the report said.
Agencies
Kyiv
Russian troops launched
waves of Shahed drones
against the Ukrainian
city of Kharkiv over-
night, killing four peo-
ple and wounding 12,
regional Gov. Oleh Syn-
iehubov said Thursday.
Russia attacked
Ukraine's second-big-
gest city with at least 15
drones, some of which
were shot down by air
defence.
Three rescuers were
killed when Russia
struck a multistory
building damaged in an
earlier strike. Six people
were wounded at that
location. Another
14-story building was
hit by a drone, killing a
69-year-old woman.
Kharkiv has become
a frequent target for
Russian troops in re-
cent weeks. The east-
ern city is close to the
border with Russia
and has been hit with
both ballistic missiles
and drones.
Russia launches drone
attack on Kharkiv that
kills 4 and wounds 12
Earlier, EAM official
said that India is in
touch with Russian
authorities to have
Indian nationals
released and
discharged from the
Russian army
Jaishankar on Indians cheated in Russia
Two dead bodies lie on the ground after Russian drone strikes
on residential neighborhood in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Thursday.
First India Bureau
Rajsamand
Deputy Chief Minister
Diya Kumari visited Ra-
jsamand on Thursday,
wherein, she participat-
ed in the nomination
rally of BJP candidate
Mahima Singh ewar.
During the event, she ex-
pressed full confidence
in the policies and work-
ing style of the Bharati-
ya Janata Party (BJP)
under the leadership of
Prime Minister Naren-
dra Modi.
She emphasised that
the public has complete
trust in the BJP’s policies
and working style, which
has led to the party’s ad-
vancement towards vic-
tory for the third time
with the ‘Vijay Rath’.
This time, Mahima
Singh has been nominat-
ed by the party in place of
Diya Kumari. Diya is
currently shouldering the
responsibility of Deputy
CM after contesting the
Assembly polls.
Diya Kumari also vis-
ited Nathdwara to seek
the blessings of Lord
Shrinathji. The Deputy
Chief Minister shared
about her visit to the
Holy shrine on her social
media account saying,
“Today, I received bless-
ings after seeking the
darshan of ‘Prabhu Shri
Nath Ji Maharaj’in Nath-
dwara, and extended well
wishes for the welfare of
all the residents and the
progress of the State.”
Diya Kumari being felicitated with an ‘Uparna’ and ‘Prasad’ by the
priest after she paid obeisance at the Lord Shrinathji Temple in
Nathdwara. Vishvaraj Singh Mewar and others were also present.
Deputy CM at nomination rally of Rajsamand candidate
VijayRathisadvancingtowardsvictoryfor
thethirdtimeduetopeople’s trust: Diya
JOSHI: BJP CANDIDATE IS SET TO WIN WITH
RECORD-BREAKING MARGINS THIS TIME
Speaking at the nomination rally of Mahima Kumari
Mewar, BJP State Prez CP Joshi said that we can
see a surge of public support indicating that BJP
candidate is poised to win with even more
record-breaking margins this time.” “Gone
are the days when foundation stones were
laid and forgotten. In the Modi government,
not only are foundation stones laid, but proj-
ects are also inaugurated.” he said.”Election
day is not just about electing MPs, but also about advancing
the vision of a developed India.” Joshi added.
Punjab Kings players celebrate a wicket during the match against Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, at
Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday. ANI
08
We can only offer to others, what we have ourselves,
be it confidence, happiness or understanding.
DrJagdeesh Chandra,CMDEditor-in-Chief
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
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An ‘Indispensable’Akhil Arora Factor!
Rajendra Chhabra
Jaipur
1993 Rajasthan
cadre IAS offi-
cer, Akhil Aro-
ra, who is holding the
charge of the Finance De-
partment for the last 3 
ahalfyearsandnowinhis
capacity asACS Finance,
has virtually emerged as
an indispensable factor in
the financial management
of the state government.
After the departure of
Gehlot government and
the arrival of Bhajan Lal
Sharma government, it
was largely believed that
the command of the Fi-
nance Department will be
given to someone else but
even after a detailed
homework, there was no
consensus on any other
officer asAkhil’s replace-
ment. At this juncture, a
top bureaucrat remarked
that Akhil has virtually
become an indispensable
factor or face to manage
the financial affairs of the
state under the close su-
pervision of CM Bhajan
Lal Sharma, who also
holds the charge of the
Finance Minister.
Notably, a low-profile
and silent performerAkh-
il has enjoyed an equal
trust and confidence of
the two former Chief
Ministers i.e. Vasundhara
Raje andAshok Gehlot…
and now a soft-spoken
and efficient CM Bhajan
Lal Sharma, who takes
keen interest in financial
matters of the state, is also
no exception.
Meanwhile, CS Sud-
hansh Pant has also start-
ed taking keen interest
and undertakes a regular
monitoringexerciseofthe
revenue operations,
which will further im-
prove the revenue collec-
tion status of various de-
partments.
Bhanwar S Charan
Kota
BJP candidate from Kota-
Bundi Lok Sabha seat Om
Birla on Thursday said
that Lok Sabha elec-
tions-2024 are an election
to change the country
He said that Prime
Minister Narendra Modi
has prepared a road map
for building a developed
India and the coming five
years will prove impor-
tant in achieving that
resolution.
During campaigning in
various villages of San-
god assembly constitu-
ency, he said that Modi
cares about villages, poor
and farmers. “For this
reason, farmers have
been empowered through
Kisan Samman Nidhi.
Many welfare schemes
have been started for the
poor. Special projects are
being run for the uplift-
ment of villages,” he said.
Minister of State for En-
ergy, Heeralal Nagar said
that there is a double en-
gine government in Raj-
asthan and Om Birla’s
patronage both in the
State and at the Centre is
important for state’s
progress.
Birla will campaign in
Vijay Nagar, Chitawa,
Rangpuriya, Ishwar
Nagar, Laserda, Maija,
Karwala, Baniyani,
Chhanvch, Chodela,
Khedli, Jaloda, villages
in Kota district today.
First India Bureau
Jodhpur
Union Minister Gajendra
Singh Shekhawat, the
BJP candidate from
Jodhpur Lok Sabha con-
stituency, launched a
scathing attack on the
Congress party regarding
the Jal Jeevan Mission.
He remarked, “The Con-
gress will be held ac-
countable for not deliver-
ing water through the Jal
Jeevan Mission. The pre-
vious Congress govern-
ment took the money but
failed to provide tap wa-
ter to every household.”
During the electoral
meetings of Hingola
Rabariya and Chinchadri
Gram Panchayats in the
Luni Assembly constitu-
ency, an incredible en-
thusiasm of the public
was witnessed. Especial-
ly, a large number of
women expressed strong
support for the Modi
government during Shek-
hawat’ s campaign.
Meanwhile, in Loona-
was Khara, he was wel-
comed with showers of
flower petals as he ar-
rived at the meeting ven-
ue in an open vehicle
along with Minister Jog-
aram Patel.
The public expressed
fervent support for the
Modi government during
the gathering.
PTI
Jaipur
Congress president Mal-
likarjun Kharge on Thurs-
day called Prime Minister
NarendraModithe“sardar
ofliars”,alsoaccusinghim
of “sleeping” while China
“entered” Indian territory.
Addressing an election
rally in Chittorgarh, he
said Modi doesn’t think of
the country and is busy
abusing the Gandhi family
whosememberssacrificed
their lives for the nation.
Kharge said PM boasts
that he has a “56-inch
chest” and isn’t scared. “If
you aren’t afraid then why
haveyouleftalargepartof
our land for China?” he
said.They are coming in-
side  you are sleeping.
Have you taken sleeping
pills? Have they taken
opium from fields of Raj
and fed you?” he said in
Hindi.
Aishwary Pradhan
Jaipur
Chief Minister Bhajan
Lal Sharma will be on
Chaksu tour today,
wherein, he will conduct
a road show and also ad-
dress public meeting in
support of Dausa Lok
Sabha candidate,
Kanhaiya Lal Meena.
All preparations for
the CM’s visit have been
completed. The adminis-
tration is also on ‘alert
mode’ahead of the Chief
Minister’s visit.
Additional DCPSouth,
Paras Jain, ACP, Suren-
dra Singh, Chaksu SHO,
Kailash Dan, MLA, Ra-
mavatar Bairwa along
with administrative offi-
cials, former Krishi Man-
di President and senior
leader Kailash Sharma,
District President Rajesh
Chaudhary and other
leaders visited the heli-
pad and meeting place on
Thursday to take stock of
the preparations.
The Chief Minister’s
roadshow will start from
Ambedkar Circle and
pass through Kotkhavda,
the main market, Phagi
road, and Jyotiba Phule
circle.
After conducting the
roadshow, Chief Minister
Sharma will also address
a public meeting.
Bhajan Lal Sharma
Om Birla waves at his supporters as he arrives to address the Jansampark Abhiyan in Kota.
Sudhansh Pant Akhil Arora
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat during the election meetings held at
Hingola Rabadiya Bhatelai and Chinchadli gram panchayats in
Luni assembly constituency of Jodhpur district on Thursday.
Mallikarjun Kharge being felicitated during the Udailal Anjana’s
nomination rally held at Chittorgarh district on Thursday. GS
Dotasra, Sachin Pilot and other local leaders were present.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma being felicitated during the nomination meeting of BJP candidate Damodar
Agrawal in Bhilwara district on Thursday. Other local leaders were also present.
Om Birla during the Jansampark Abhiyan at various villages including Dara Station, Mandaliyahedi, Jalimpura, Madhopura, Kanwas
and other areas in Kota district on Thursday. Heeralal Nagar and others were also present.
The Chief Minister’s
roadshow will start
from Ambedkar
Circle and pass
through Kotkhavda,
the main market,
Phagi road, and
Jyotiba Phule circle
A
CMSharmatoleadpollrallyand
publicmeetinginChaksutoday
All preps are complete; administration is on ‘alert mode’
Eyeing Lok Sabha Polls
‘Congress accountable for
not providing water via JJM’
SuperSingerPlusAlwarauditions
The city of Alwar was filled with melodious tunes as Super Singer Plus
Rajasthan, an initiative by First India Plus, conducted its auditions at Hotel
Lemonade on Thursday. The event drew an impressive crowd of 49 talented
singers from Alwar, all eager to showcase their skills on the grand stage. The
winners of Alwar audition: (L-R) Ashish Bansal, Kanika Jain and Salim Khan.
Forest Minister Sanjay Sharma addresses during the Super Singer Plus
Rajasthan’s auditions. Also seen here is Ghanshyam Gurjar.
Jansampark Abhiyan in Kota
Thisisanelectiontochangethenation:Birla
Modidoesn’tthinkofnationisbusy
abusingtheGandhifamily:Kharge
CS Pant halts
suspension of
Transport officials
Shah  Rajnath
likely to visit Raj
on April 9 and 7
First India Bureau
Jaipur
CS Sudhansh Pant has
intervened by offering
respite to ARTO Ravin-
dra Joshi 
AAO Jalen-
dra, who
were facing
suspension
o r d e r s .
These orders came after
recent inspections at
Transport HQ. However,
displaying generosity,
CS halted their suspen-
sion  directed the Dept
to seek duo’s clarifica-
tion. Meanwhile, Pant
willtakeameetingrelated
to Railway projects today.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
In a fervent push ahead
of the LS polls, BJPlead-
ership is intensifying its
campaign efforts in Raj.
Home Minister Amit
Shah is set to embark on
a proposed tour of Raj,
with a scheduled visit to
Bikaner on April 9. He
will address poll rallies.
Defence Minister Ra-
jnath Singh will hold a
public meeting in Sri Ko-
layat on April 7, aiming
to rally support for Union
MinisterArjun Meghwal.
Previous Cong govt
failed to deliver tap
water despite fund
allocation: Shekhawat
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lack pepper or kali
mirch as it is popularly
called in India is a valu-
able medicinal plant.
The scientific name of
black pepper is piper
nigrum and it belongs
to the family piperaceae.
Black pepper which is also known as
the ‘king of spices is widely cultivated
in tropical regions such as India, Brazil
and Indonesia. Since the 2nd century BC,
black pepper has been popular in China.
It is commonly found in every Indian
household kitchen and it is used in a
variety of food preparations. Besides
being used as a culinary spice, black pep-
per is used as a preservative, a medicinal
agent and in perfumery. Piperine, an
active compound of black pepper is
responsible for its strong, sharp and spicy
characteristics.
This active compound possesses vari-
ous pharmacological actions and provides
an array of health benefits.
FACTS ABOUT PEPPER PLANT
n The black pepper plant is a perennial
(lasting for many years) climbing wine
that grows on supporting trees or poles
with a maximum height of 4 meters.
n The fruits of black pepper that are dried
and unripe are known as peppercorns.
n Green pepper is made by freeze-drying
the freshly harvested unripe green
fruits.
n Black pepper is made by sun-drying
freshly harvested unripe green fruits.
n White pepper is made by removing the
red skin of the ripe fruits. These stony
seeds are sun-dried to get white pepper.
n Black pepper is ground to form pepper
powder which is commonly seen on
every dining table alongside salt.
HEALTH BENEFITS
OF BLACK PEPPER
In case you presumed that black pepper is
just a taste-enhancing spice, then you need
to know a little more about it. Black pepper
contains various compounds that are ben-
eficial for overall health. Here are the ad-
vantages that black pepper has on health.
HIGH IN NUTRIENTS
Black pepper is an excellent source of vi-
tamin K and manganese. Studies have
found that it is also a good source of iron,
zinc, copper, chromium, calcium and di-
etary fibre. Besides this, black pepper con-
tains various health-promoting com-
pounds such as flavonoids, terpenes, tan-
nins and alkaloids. Black pepper is a po-
tent antioxidant that fights oxidative stress
and keeps free radicals at bay.
ANTI-ULCER ACTIVITY
Black pepper plays a protective role
against stomach ulcers. It works via the
following mechanisms:
n Black pepper reduces the aggressive
factors that cause damage to the stom-
ach.
n It helps in relieving pain associated
with stomach ulcers.
n It lowers the level of inflammation and
also protects the inner lining of the
stomach against free radicals.
n Black pepper inhibits the secretion of
gastric acid that corrodes the inner lin-
ing of the stomach and acts similarly to
the drugs used in the treatment of ulcers.
A bland diet is recommended during the
treatment of stomach ulcers.Adding black
pepper to such a diet will help in relieving
pain and other complications of stomach
ulcers.
BOOSTS DIGESTION
Black pepper helps in the di-
gestion of food by enhancing
the secretion of saliva and en-
zymes present in saliva. Black pep-
per stimulates digestion by activating
the digestive enzymes present in the pan-
creas and intestine. These enzymes help
in the breakdown of food into simple mol-
ecules.
Black pepper stimulates the liver to se-
crete bile, which plays a vital role in the
digestion and absorption of fat. Such a
stimulation in the secretion of digestive
enzymes is possible due to the presence of
piperine in black pepper.
Adding black pepper to your daily meals
will improve digestion.
ANTI-DIARRHEAL EFFECT
Since ancient times, black pepper has been
used to treat diarrhoea. Piperine reduces
the volume of loose stools by reducing the
accumulation of fluid. It further reduces
the number of diarrheal episodes and thus
prevents the loss of water and electrolytes
from the body.
While eating khichdi or curd-rice dur-
ing diarrhoea add some black pepper pow-
der to the above-mentioned preparations.
RELIEVES PAIN
Beta-caryophyllene, a compound pre-
sent in black pepper essential oil has an-
aesthetic activity.
Black pepper is also beneficial for in-
dividuals with arthritis because it reduces
inflammation and pain associated with it.
It helps in relieving back pain by inter-
acting with the pain receptors. Piperine
blocks the pain receptors and reduces the
perception of pain.
Pepper is a natural pain killer. Adding
it to your diet or inhaling black pepper
essential oil can help in relieving pain.
BLOOD PRESSURE LOWERING
ACTION OF BLACK PEPPER
Black pepper is beneficial for hyperten-
sion. Piperine present in black pepper pre-
vents calcium from entering the blood
vessels. This helps in the relaxation and
widening of blood vessels, ensures smooth
blood flow throughout the body and thus
lowers high blood pressure.
Reduce your salt intake and go for some
black pepper.
ANTI-DEPRESSANT EFFECT
OF BLACK PEPPER
Research has found that black pepper fights
against depression and it is as effective as
an anti-depressant drug. But the best part
about black pepper is that it comes without
any side effects, unlike drugs.
Such an effect is attributed to the pres-
ence of piperine in black pepper. High
levels of oxidative stress in the brain lead
to the development of anxiety.
n Piperine reduces the level
of oxidative stress and
protects the brain cells
against damage. Piperine also improves
the communication and transmission of
messagesthroughoutthebrainandbody.
n It enhances brain activity and inhibits
molecules responsible for depression
(monoamine oxidase).
n Piperine further increases the release of
happy hormones and keeps depression
at bay.
Choose black pepper which is a natural
anti-depressant over drugs.
LOWERS HIGH
CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
n Studies have revealed that black pepper
lowers the level of low-density lipopro-
tein (LDL) or bad cholesterol and re-
duces the risk of heart disease too.
n Piperine present in black pepper binds to
bile acids (important for digestion of fat)
andpreventstheirre-absorption.Choles-
terol is used to produce bile that has been
lost. Thus, more choles-
terolisusedandless
is present in the
blood.
n Piperine further inhibits the enzymes
that promote the formation of fat.
Hence intake of black pepper lowers
the accumulation of fat and enhances
the removal of fat.
n Thus, it lowers the level of LDL cho-
lesterol and increases high-density li-
poprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol.
Add black pepper powder to your low-
fat meals to enhance the lowering of bad
cholesterol.
RELIEVES TOOTHACHE
n Black pepper helps in the treatment of
tooth decay, toothache and oral ab-
scess. It is a potent anti-bacterial agent
that kills the bacteria which is respon-
sible for dental caries.
n Black pepper further prevents the
destruction of mineralized tissue of the
teeth and thus protects the teeth against
decay.
Mix equal parts of salt and black pep-
per with water to form a paste.Apply this
paste on the affected teeth and leave it for
10-15 minutes.
ANTI-CANCER ACTIVITY
n Black pepper inhibits the growth and
formation of tumours. It kills the can-
cer-causing cells and protects the
healthy cells.
n Piperine present in black pepper pre-
vents the multiplication and spread of
cancer cells.
n It further protects the DNA against
damage.
n Such an anti-cancer effect of black pep-
per is attributed to the presence of alka-
loids, terpenes and polyphenols in it.
Adding black pepper to food helps in
the management of cancer.
IMPROVES FERTILITY
Studies have revealed that black pepper
plays an important role in improving fer-
tility in males.
n Black pepper increases the level
of testosterone (male sex hormone).
Black pepper is rich in magnesium
and zinc. Such a composition increas-
es the level of male sex hormones.
n It improves sperm count and sperm
concentration
n Black pepper contains zinc, a potent
antioxidant that reduces oxidative
stress and improves fertility. Zinc is
important for the development and
movement of the sperm.
Black pepper is a natural ingredient for
improving fertility in males.
ANTI-BACTERIAL EFFECT
Since ancient times black pepper has been
used as a preservative because it is very
effective in fighting against bacteria.
Consumption of black pepper protects the
body against the negative effects of bacte-
ria. Such an effect is attributed to the pres-
ence of health-promoting compounds such
as flavonoids, alkaloids and tannins in it.
Black pepper prevents food spoilage
as well as protects the body against
bacterial infections.
COTTAGE CHEESE WITH PEPPER INGREDIENTS:
 Cottage cheese (cubes)- 100 grams
 Black peppercorns: 2 tablespoons
 Onion- 1/2 (finely chopped)
 Bell pepper- 1/2 (cut into squares)
 Garlic- 2 cloves (thinly sliced)
 Salt- to taste
 Oil- 1 tablespoon
METHOD OF PREPARATION:
 Put the peppercorns in a mortar and using a pestle crush it coarsely.
 In a bowl, add cottage cheese cubes and coarsely crushed black pepper. Mix it
properly and allow it to marinate for 10 minutes.
 In a pan heat the oil. Add onion, garlic and bell pepper to it and stir-fry it for 1-2
minutes.
 To the above mixture add the cottage cheese pieces and salt.
 Mix it properly and stir-fry it for another 1-2 minutes.
 Your peppery cottage cheese is ready.
UNLOCKING
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RECIPES USING BLACK PEPPER
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  • 1. Jaipur, Friday | April 5, 2024 RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 298 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia KARTIKEY DEV SINGH erely three days after addressing a massive and successful public meeting at the ‘Gateway of Rajasthan’, i.e., Kotputli, in support of the BJP candidate from Jaipur Rural, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is once again setting foot in the ‘Land of Warriors’ to campaign yet again in support of another BJP candidate. This time, PM Narendra Modi will hold another massive rally in Churu in support of Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia. For the 2024 Lok Sabha election, Churu has become one of the hotly contested seats as two-time BJPMPRahul Kas- wan left the saffron party’s fold and joined Congress after not being fielded by the party for the third time. Jhajharia is a new entrant into the political fray, while Kaswan has a political legacy, being the second-generation politician. However, it is this very issue that PM Modi will address through his visit since, no matter the prevailing situation, PM Modi has immense traction in the hearts and minds of people, due to which he has the power to swing the votes in his party’s favour. Modi’s visit and his address will not only resonate across the Churu Lok Sabha seat but will also have an impact on nearby constituencies like Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Bikaner, and Sri Ganganagar since people will throng to Churu to catch a glimpse of the Prime Minister. The saffron party is also looking forward to another successful public meeting of the Prime Minister, to whom it seems Rajasthan once again may give all its Lok Sabha seats. M MODI’SSECOND ‘MORALE BOOSTER’ VISITFOR‘BATTLE2024’! PM Narendra Modi PM IN CHURU TODAY!
  • 2. TOP TWEETS SPIRITUAL SPEAK The wise, engaged in devotional service, take refuge in the Lord and free themselves from the cycle of birth and death by renouncing the fruits of action in the material world. BHAGAVAD GITA IN-DEPTH AN UNCALLED FOR DRONEATTACKTHAT KILLED SEVEN UKRAINE CHALLENGE FOR US AND NATO ombing a World Central Kitchen (WCK) ve- hicle in which seven aid workers, including three Britons, were killed has led to a global outcry. The vehicle was part of an aid convoy for millions of Palestinians facing a grave humanitarian crisis. The attack on the WCK vehicle has been de- scribed as shocking and deliberate. Israel called the accusation “nonsense”. President Joe Biden said he was “outraged”. The British Prime Minister was “ap- palled”. Sunak is also facing demands from former Supreme Court judges, barristers and members of the legal profession to halt aid to Israel. In the US there’s a demand that dealing with Jeru- salem should be a two-way street. If Israel needs American weapons, it must heed Washington’s con- cerns. So far the US has only told Israel not to disrupt aid supplies to Palestine. Israel has ignored the advice and continues to use American weapons against in- nocent Palestinians. President Netanyahu is under tremendous pressure but is unlikely to change his tactics despite stiff Opposition. B resident Joe Biden faces mounting challeng- es in securing continued financial aid for Ukraine, now in its third year of conflict with Russia. The issue has become a point of contention not only for Democrats but also within the Republi- can Party. With GOPleaders divided over supporting Ukraine, the dilemma emerges: prioritize American interests or bolster Ukraine’s efforts against Russian aggression? Failure to pass Biden’s aid package in the US House could further weaken Kyiv’s position. Meanwhile, as NATO commemorates its 75th year, discussions on sustaining aid to Ukraine are underway. The alliance grapples not only with providing immedi- ate assistance to Ukraine but also with the prospect of main- taining US engage- ment, particularly amidst the possibility of Donald Trump’s return to power. NATO Secretary- General Jen Stolten- berg has proposed a comprehensive plan for military support, including a 100 bil- lion euro fund over five years. This ini- tiative underscores the commitment of NATO allies to bol- ster Ukraine’s de- fence capabilities and confront Russian aggression. “We must ensure reliable and predict- able security assistance to Ukraine for the long haul- --less on short term offers and more on multi-year pledges,” Stoltenberg was quoted as saying. Hungary has categorically stated that it will “not back any pro- posal that might draw the alliance closer to war”.That is precisely the direction in which NATO is headed. As the geopolitical landscape evolves, the fate of Ukraine remains intertwined with broader strategic interests. The decisions made by both US policymak- ers and NATO leaders will not only shape the course of the conflict but also influence the future dynamics of international relations. P NATO Secretary- General Jen Stoltenberg has proposed a comprehensive plan for military support, including a 100 billion euro fund over five years. This initiative underscores the commitment of NATO allies to bolster Ukraine’s defence capabilities and confront Russian aggression India is making historic progress under the leadership of Hon’ble PM Shri @ narendramodi ji, and we’re on our path to making a #ViksitBharat by 2047. I urge everyone to make their contribution towards this goal, log in to the NaMo app, and be a part of this journey. Anurag Thakur ( ) @ianuragthakur Gangadhar Meher is a poet who is the pioneer of the creation of a separate Uttar Pradesh and the poet of the world of Odia literature. He has made a great contribution to the development of our Oriya language literature. A humble tribute to the glory of Gangadhar Meher on Tirodhan Day. DharmendraPradhan ( )@dpradhanbjp l Vol 5 l Issue No. 298 l RNI NO. RAJENG/2019/77764. Printed and published by Anita Hada Sangwan on behalf of First Express Publishers. Printed at Bhaskar Printing Press, D.B. Corp Limited, Shivdaspura, Tonk Road, Jaipur. Published at 304, 3rd Floor, City Mall, Bhagwan Das Road, C-Scheme, Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan. Phone 0141-4920504. l Editor-In-Chief: Dr Jagdeesh Chandra l Managing Editor: Pawan Arora l Editor: Anita Hada Sangwan responsible for selection of news under the PRB Act PERSPECT VE 02 Jaipur, Friday | April 5, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia ince millen- nia India has attracted the countries of bothEastand West towards it. The attrac- tionofIndiaoriginatesfrom itsspiritual,artistic,learning centres, religious ideas and culture. It is imperative to look into the past to under- stand the influence of India on to the world towards the journey of Global Leader- ship. In last few years India has consistently dominated the world policymakers, shaping economic patterns and enjoying substantial global influence. In the on- going Ukraine and Hamas- IsraelwarIndiahasemerged mutually acceptable party with well-meaning intent to stop the conflict and with stake in their welfare. Global leaders denote a dominant position by their ability to influence world events.It’sacombinationof economic, military, cultur- al, technological, diplomat- ic and political spheres with soft power being the key elementofleadership.Since disintegrationofSovietUn- ion, the US with its allies (UK and France) have been dominantplayersininterna- tional arena till re-emer- gence of Russia - China combination challenging theunipolarityoftheworld. The other regional players that have emerged in the current decade making to- day’s world multipolar in- clude Japan, India, Turkey, Brazil, Germany and South Africa. However, the he- gemony of the US and its allies still prevails despite tough challenge by China- Russia alliance. India’s proximity to Russia and the USneedstoalignwithIndia to counter China are two major factors in favour of Indiaemergingasimportant player in the global affairs. After successful conduct of G-20 summit last year, India has emerged as prom- inent player with vision to shape international issues of security against terror- ism, climate change, water scarcity, net security provi- sion etc for global good.As a fastest growing economy and rising extra regional power, India must endeav- our to exploit country’s soft power outreach in the com- ing decades. The major fa- vourable factors for India are: fast-growing economy, improved agriculture, path breaking technology in space, a relatively young and dynamic population, good foreign relations, ro- bust democracy and com- petent armed forces. STRENGTH AND DILEMMAS ANALYSIS India has the world’s larg- est population with a posi- tive population growth rate and has better working-age population between 15 - 64 years (WAP) to the total population Index ratio and this will increase till 2045. Right skills and gainful employment for the youth and making the most of this demographic dividend is India’s opportunity as well as a challenge.Awor- risome trend observed in today’s youth is lack of zeal to do constructive and productive work, whereas any public rallies, cricket matches and social func- tions are oversubscribed. Currently, India is the third largest economy in the world in terms of purchas- ing power parity (PPP), rather by 2048, India would be the largest economy in the world after China. But the growing economic ine- quality,handlingconsumer- oriented economy owing large population, sustaining growth in agriculture, man- ufacturing and service sec- tor remain major challenges for India. Despite being a good performer in the Ease of Doing Business Index, Indiacontinuestohavepoor infrastructure with govern- ance marked by issues of red-tapism and corruption. People of Indian origin (PIO) or Non-Resident In- dians (NRIs) are present in countries across the world. Some of them have been in prestigious political posts, others leading some of the world’s biggest companies and are influential foreign policy assets. These assets need to be carefully crafted to advantage India as not all PIOs/ NRIs have been equally responsive. To keep their interests alive and use their services for country’s good remains a major challenge. India’s policies like Look East Policy, Act East Policy, Link West Policy, Connect Central Asia Pol- icy and its link with Africa meets India’s goal of en- hancing its image in tar- geted regions. emerging as voice of global south, India has potential to elevate to being global power. How- ever, current dynamic geo- political environment pos- es big challenge and will keep testing our foreign policy manoeuvring skills in the existing global con- flicting zones and main- taining position of strength while dealing with other global powers. Despite be- ing prominent member of so many global organisa- tions - G-20, BRICS, SCO, SAARC, ASEAN, and the QUAD, getting a perma- nent seat at Security Coun- cil still remains a major challenge for India. India has played an im- portant role in addressing the demand for pharmaceu- ticals, diagnostics, and for vaccines to demonstrate India’s global health diplo- macy during COVID pan- demic. The Vaccine Maitri initiative in many ways re- inforced India’s credentials as“pharmacyoftheworld”. However, as India marches forward, it faces new chal- lenges in health and sus- tainable living, the cities aregrapplingwithalarming rates of congestion and pol- lution, together with an un- healthy population, damp- ens the benefits of India’s demographic dividend and urban growth and lead to a fast deterioration in the quality of life of its citizens. The Indian Space Re- searchOrganisation(ISRO) - now a part of space explo- ration folklore around the world - is the most credible example of this transforma- tion. In recent years, ISRO has put India in an elite club of space superpowers by landing successfully on the moon, placing satellite in Mars’ orbit. Maintaining this momentum is going to be a herculean task in terms of man, material and ma- chines including political will power. There are some domestic issues that India need to ad- dress to ensure unhindered march on the path of global leadership.These are - Pov- erty, Illiteracy, Unemploy- ment, Corruption, Inequal- ity, Gender discrimination, Violence against Women and Insurgency and Terror- ism. Apart from these the casteism, ethnic and reli- gious divide run deep in Indian society. A low per capita income, and large population below poverty line, steep income inequal- ity warrants maintaining a balance between economic developmentandbenefitall sections of society. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL MOVING FORWARD Focus on sustainable economic development that addresses poverty and inequality. Increased investments in infrastructure, education and healthcare to boost human capital and foster economic progress. Adopt proactive diplomacy in issues with global ramifications and act as voice of global South, have constructive engagement with immediate neighbours and other regional players. Maintain its traditional moralistic approach and insist on including moral component in future technology advancements like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Analytics. Continue to pursue responsible nuclear strategy, actively engage in international non- proliferation initiatives and move toward disarmament while maintaining a credible deterrent. Maintain strategic autonomy in dealing with major global players while upholding national interest to emerge as successful mediator in the global crises. 21st CENTURY ROADTOEMERGENCEOF INDIAASAGLOBALLEADER Since millennia India has attracted the countries of both East and West towards it. The attraction of India originates from its spiritual, artistic, learning centres, religious ideas and culture. It is imperative to look into the past to understand the influence of India on to the world towards the journey of Global Leadership. In last few years India has consistently dominated the world policymakers, shaping economic patterns and enjoying substantial global influence. In the ongoing Ukraine and Hamas- Israel war India has emerged mutually acceptable party with well-meaning intent to stop the conflict and with stake in their welfare S Col Rajesh Bhukar The writer is a Post Graduate in International Studies, Alumni of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and College of Combat, Mhow
  • 3. Jaipur, Friday | April 5, 2024 RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 298 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia SENSEX 74,227.63 350.81 BSE 22,514.65 80.00 NIFTY Adda Adda RAJ RAJniti ka BAGESHWARBABA’S DEMANDATPEAK, RALLY INJODHPURONAPRIL8 GOURAVVALLABHRESIGNS, SHOCKSCONGRESSPARTY WORKERSAMIDLSPOLL Bageshwar Baba’s demand during the election season is at a peak. He is proposed to visit Jodhpur on April 8 and his proposed visit has made the supporters of party happy and excited. Political circles are abuzz with his visit and are anxiously waiting to see what the baba says during the election season in Jodhpur. The sudden resignation of Gourav Vallabh from the Congress party has shocked the party workers all across. They were equally shocked when Vallabh made entry through the cricket politics in the state and was later given a ticket to fight Assembly election in 2023. The Congress workers are amazed at the way parachute candidates are given importance in the party in the state. 04 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Friday | April 5, 2024 Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat 04 QUOTE-UNQUOTE Your blessings and love are my strength. Presence of mammoth crowd today has sparked a new political storm in western Rajasthan. Ravindra Singh Bhati, Independent candidate from Barmer- Jaisalmer Nimbahera ki Ek Hi Pukar, Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar! Amidst presence of Min Jhabar Singh, MLA Shrichand Kripalani & District Prez Mitthulal Jat inaugurated the election office in Nimbahera. CPJoshi,BJP State President I extend my advance best wishes for victory to Cong candidate Dr Damodar Gur- jar from Rajsamand.The developmen- tal works undertaken by the Congress party in Mewar instill confidence in me. Dr CP Joshi, Congress Candidate from Bhilwara Inaugurated Kishangarh elec- tion office along with Ram Chandra Choudhary Cong candidate from Ajmer. Every Congmen & people from Kishangarh are united in their efforts to bring about a change. DrVikasChoudhary,MLA Kishangarh GROUND REPORT NAGAUR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY JAT BASTION SEES SAME FACE-OFF WITH CHANGED POLITICAL EQUATIONS Younus Gesawat Nagaur ith the filing of nominations of candidates for Nagaur Lok Sabha seat, tra- ditionally considered the stronghold of Jat politics, the electoral chessboard has been completely laid. Even after five years, the same old faces are con- testing in the Lok Sabha elections on this seat, but the political equations have completely changed. After the alliance with Congress, RLP has now fielded Hanuman Beniwal while BJP has made Dr. Jyoti Mirdha its candi- date. Till some time ago, a direct contest was being considered between these two candidates for the Na- gaur Lok Sabha seat, but shortly before the dead- line for filing nomina- tions, Bahujan Samaj Party nominated Dr. Ga- jendra Singh Rathore, an advocate in Rajasthan High Court and resident of Rashidpura village, as its candidate and made the contest triangular. Hanuman Beniwal will face Jyoti Mirdha for the third consecutive time in theNagaurLSseat.Earlier in2014and2019,bothhad contested elections against each other. While Jyoti Mirdha was the Congress candidate in 2019, Hanu- man Beniwal won by con- testing against her with the support of the BJP. This time, Beniwal is in the electoral fray with the sup- port of Congress, while Jyoti Mirdha is a candidate on the BJP ticket. If we look at the caste equation of this Lok Sabha constituency, famous for Makrana marble, Jats are in the majority in Nagaur. There are also good num- bers of Muslim, Rajput, SC and original OBC vot- ers. The Nagaur Lok Sab- ha seat has been dominat- ed by the Mirdha family for a long time.The record of becoming MPfrom Na- gaur the most number of times is in the name of Na- thuram Mirdha, who won from Nagaur six times. It is believed that BSPcandi- date Dr Gajendra Singh Rathore can harm Dr Jyoti Mirdha by breaking into the vote bank of the BJP. The Nagaur Lok Sabha seat has always been one of the most popular seats in Rajasthan. This time again, it has become a hot seat and now the eyes of the entire country are fixed on Nagaur. NAGAUR FACE TO FACE JYOTI MIRDHA Age: 51 years Education: MBBS Assets: `100 crore Vehicle: None HANUMAN BENIWAL Age: 52 years Education: LLB Assets: `87,20,000 Vehicle: 2 LMV Jeeps Political credibility of Mirdha family BJP’s organisation is also completely together Sympathy in Mirdha’s favor Attraction among youth Beniwal remained active as an MP Apart from Congress, he also has his own separate support base STRONG SIDE STRONG SIDE Less active since the last Lok Sabha elections A section of Mirdha family is still with Congress WEAK SIDE Impact on traditional vote bank due to absence of election symbol Dissatisfaction among Cong leaders due to being vocal against Gehlot WEAK SIDE W MIGRATION FOR DRINKING WATER AND EMPLOYMENT MAJOR REGIONAL ISSUE IN NAGAUR CONSTITUNCY The longstanding drinking water crisis in Nagaur remains unre- solved despite recent canal water initiatives. Rural areas still suffer from inadequate supply and declining groundwater levels, perpetu- ating community concerns. The absence of local industries adds to unem- ployment, compelling youth to migrate for job opportunities. Political parties have yet to offer a comprehensive solution to these pressing issues. A LOOK AT MP HANUMAN BENIWAL’S PERFORMANCE There is only disappointment among the voters regarding the performance of the sitting MP. Voters claim that last time Hanuman Beniwal became MP from here by winning the election as part of the alliance of BJP and RLP but he could not achieve any major achievement during his tenure. Although Beniwal makes a lot of claims but the common man did not get any benefit from his tenure. RAJASTHAN NAGAUR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY 62.15% VOTING RECORDED IN NAGAUR (2019) Ladnun Nagaur Deedwana Makrana Parbatsar Jayal Nawan Nagaur Khinwsar 02 BJP 04 CONGRESS ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2023 01 IND 01 RLP 11,07,801 Male Voters 2,09,772 Voters increased since 2019 in the Lok Sabha TOTAL VOTERS IN NAGAUR 21,42,941 Female Voters 10,35,128 12 Third Gender Voters RLP’s Hanuman Beniwal won the last election with BJP’s support; this time he is contesting with Cong’s support 1 Jyoti Mirdha, granddaughter of Congress veteran Nathuram Mirdha, contesting to blossom BJP’s lotus BSP tried to make the contest triangular by fielding candidates 2 3 First India Bureau Jalore Former CM Ashok Gehlot’ssonandCongress candidate from Jalore- Sirohi Lok Sabha seat Vaibhav Gehlot submitted his papers on Thursday, last day of nomination. A public meeting was also organized after the nomination. While ad- dressing the meeting, for- mer CM Ashok Gehlot urged the people to give Vaibhav Gehlot a chance sayingthathewillproveto be second Butasingh of Jalore. Gehlot said that Vaibhav will always keep the doors open for people. He said that Vaibhav is young and has the will to work. Referring to him- self, Gehlot said that he too had become an MP at theageofjust29yearsand got a lot of work done in Jodhpur. Vaibhav Gehlot files paper from Jalore-Sirohi LS seat Surprised by the crowd that gathered in support of young candidates in Barmer and Banswara, BJP-Cong now busy in making new strategy Bhati’ssocialengineeringsurprises; BAP’s Roatdisplayshistribalprowess Pankaj Soni Jaipur The crowd gathered at the nomination rally of two young leaders on Ban- swara-Dungarpur and Barmer-Jaisalmer seats has brought sweat on the forehead of BJPand Con- gress leaders. Due to the huge public support seen during the nomination, the equations between the two parties, which claim to have an army of lead- ers and lakhs of workers, seem to be deteriorating on these two seats.There- fore, now the party strate- gists are busy in creating caste equations afresh. Vaibhav Gehlot filing his nomination in Jalore on Thursday. Huge nomination rally of Ravindra Bhati in Barmer on Thursday. NEW FACE WITH CASTE EQUATION ON BORDER SEAT Ravindra Singh Bhati is contesting from Barmer- Jaisalmer seat as an independent candidate. BJP, which is trying to win 25 seats in the state, first wanted to bring Bhati into its camp, but under the pressure of Rajput society, Bhati entered the election field. Not only this, in caste equation on this seat, along with the original OBC voters, Muslims are also seen standing in Bhati's camp. Due to this social engineering, a huge crowd gathered for Bhati's nomi- nation. Now here Cong and BJP are busy in creating a fresh equation. Now contest on this seat appears to be triangular. ROAT’S HOLD ON TRIBAL VOTERS IS HIS STRENGTH Huge crowd gathered during nomination of BAP's candidate Rajkumar Roat in Banswara- Dungarpur seat, a tribal dominated seat of south-west Rajasthan. This also hints at the increasing support base of BAP in this area. In fact, despite being young, Rot has been vocally raising issues related to tribals. Due to de- parture of senior Cong leader Mahendrajit Malviya to BJP, the party had decided to give this seat to his father under an agreement, but agree- ment did not materialize. In such a situation, those voters who do not want to see BJP on this seat are also seen in Roat's camp. P4 Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat ELECTION FEVER ENGULFS NATION Nominations for Phase 2 of Lok Sabha polls conclude First India Bureau New Delhi/Jaipur he filing of nominations for Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha elections con- cluded on Wednesday evening. In this phase, the Elections will be held in 88 Lok Sabha seats in 12 States and Union Ter- ritories along with the remaining part of the Outer Manipur Lok Sab- ha constituency. Notably, 20 seats of Kerala, 14 seats of Karnataka, 13 seats of Rajasthan, 8 seats each of Uttar Pradesh and Maharash- tra, 7 seats of Madhya Pradesh, 5 seats each in Assam and Bihar, 3 seats each of West Bengal and Chhattisgarh and 1 seat each in Manipur, Tripura and J&K will go to polls in this second phase. The polling of 7 phases of LS polls to end on June 1, results of elections will announced on June 4. Artistes pose during an event to spread awareness on voters turnout ahead of upcoming LS election, in Bikaner on Thursday. T CM resolves to do what has not been done in Vagad in 7 decades Kunal Trivedi & Pankaj Garg Banswara/Bhilwara Addressing nomination meeting of BJPcandidate Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya at Kushal Bagh ground in Banswara, Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma said that it is our resolve to do what has not been done in Va- gad in seven decades. Chief Minister Sharma told the crowd of thou- sands that there are im- mense possibilities here and will write something new based on the abun- dant availability of water. He said for the BAP MLAs that the Chief Minister belongs to eve- ryone. “MLAs of all par- ties come for develop- ment but till date these MLAs of Vagad have not come to me, what will they do,” he said. Meanwhile, taking part in the rally of candidate Damodar Agarwal in Bhilwara, CM said that before 2014, the country was wrapped in corrup- tion and scams used to happen every day. “Scams used to take place in all three worlds – earth, sky and under- world,” the CM said. P8 Voting for Phase 1 on April 19, Phase 2 polls on April 26 PHASE 3 NOMINATIONS TO START FROM APRIL 12 The third phase elections for Lok Sabha, sched- uled for May 7, will encompass 94 constituen- cies across 12 states and Union Territories. The filing of nominations for Phase 3 will begin on April 12. States going to the polls in this phase are 4 seats in Assam, 5 seats in Bihar and 7 seats in Chhattisgarh. PM MODI TO ADDRESS RALLY IN CHURU TODAY PM Narendra Modi will visit Churu today and blow the election bugle for upcoming Lok Sabha election. PM Modi will address a public meeting at Churu Police Lines in support of candidate Devendra Jhajaria. There is immense enthusiasm among BJP workers regarding PM Modi’s meeting. 216 RAJ CANDIDATES SUBMIT 304 NOMINATIONS Under the Lok Sabha Elections-2024, 161 nomi- nation papers were submitted by 125 candi- dates on Thursday for 13 Lok Sabha constituen- cies of the second phase. So far, 216 candidates have submitted 304 nominations. On Thursday, 5 candidates submitted 5 nomination papers for the by-election in Bagidaura assembly constituency and so far 6 candi- dates have filed their nominations here, Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Gupta said. PM MODI LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR LS POLLS IN BIHAR, HE SAYS... “AAJKABHARATGHAR MEINGHUSKEMAARTAHAI” Moni Sharma Jamui Officially kicking off the BJP poll campaign in Bi- har on Thursday, with his 1st poll meeting since an- nouncement of schedule, PM Narendra Modi at- tacked Oppn over cor- ruption and issues of na- tional security.Attacking Cong for its “weak” for- eign policy, Modi said, “Aaj ka Bharat ghar mein ghus ke maarta hai.” He focused on “jungle raj” under RJD. “Jamui was identified with Naxalism. RJD govt took land plots from people to give them railway jobs. Nitish too was Union railway min- ister, but he never faced any corruption charges,” Modi said. MORE ON P6 WE WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU THAT SO LONG AS WE (THE NDA) ARE TOGETHER, THERE WOULD NOT BE ANY COMMUNAL DISCORD. THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY COMMUNAL TENSION UNDER NDA RULE. NARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER PM Narendra Modi in conversation with Bihar Dy CM Samrat Choudhary and LJP Chief Chirag Paswan during rally in Jamui on Thursday. PM Narendra Modi shares a light moment with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar during a public rally ahead of the LS polls. Ab kabhi idhar udhar nahi hone waale hain: Nitish tells PM Modi On his alliance with the RJD, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, “Woh toh jhooth-mooth ka hum beech mein ek baar saath kar liye the...so now he (Tejashwi) is taking credit for things that we did… However, I left when I realised they were doing wrong… Ab kabhi idhar udhar nahi hone waale hain.” Today 12:00 NOON SETHANI KA JOHARA, CHURU Sonia Gandhi, Ashwini Vaishnaw, among 14 sworn in as RS members After 25 years in Lok Sabha, Sonia Gandhi pads up for Rajya Sabha innings New Delhi First India Bureau Former Congress Presi- dent Sonia Gandhi and Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw took oath as the Rajya Sabha members on Thursday with twelve others from different states like Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana. Congress leader Sonia Gandhi became member of upper house from Ra- jasthan whereas BJP’s Vaishnaw from Odisha. Vice-President and Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar administered the oath to them in the new Parl building. The terms of Odisha and Ra- jasthan members began on Thursday, while rest started on Wednesday. VP and RS Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar administers the oath of office to Sonia Gandhi and Ashwini Vaishnaw as the RS members during the swearing-in ceremony, at Parliament House, in New Delhi on Thursday. Also seen here are Piyush Goyal, Mallikarjun Kharge, Harivansh Narayan Singh, Jairam Ramesh and others. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma addressing nomination rally of Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya at the Kushal Bagh ground in Banswara on Thursday. IAF’s Apache helicopter sustains damage, all safe First India Bureau New Delhi An Apache helicopter of the Indian Air Force made an emergency land- ing in Ladakh and sus- tained damage due to undulating terrain and high altitude, IAF said on Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday and both the pilots on board are safe, it said. IAF has ordered a Court of Inquiry into incident. “An IAF Apache heli- copter carried out a pre- cautionary landing dur- ing an operational train- ing sortie in Ladakh on April 3. During the pro- cess of this landing, it sustained damage due to undulating terrain and high altitude,” the IAF said in a brief statement. Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause,” it said. IAF helicopter makes emergency landing in Ladakh on Thursday. Now enter new world of entertainment with First India. Click or Scan to download our own OTT 1st India+ NEW RS MEMBERS SONIA GANDHI MADAN RATHORE Rajasthan ASHWINI VAISHNAW SUBHASHISH KHUNTIA DEBASHISH SAMANTARAY Odisha AJAY MAKEN SYED NASEER HUSSAIN Karnataka RPN SINGH Uttar Pradesh SAMIK BHATTACHARYA West Bengal SANJAY KUMAR JHA Bihar GOLLA BABURAO MEDA RAGHUNADHA YERRAM VS REDDY Andhra Pradesh RAVI CHANDRA VADDIRAJU Telangana The Jhotwara family will play, thrive and progress! With the construction of a sports stadium in the village of Jhotwara, the youth here are ready to hoist the flag of India at the global level. My heartfelt gratitude to you, Prime Minister Shri @ narendramodi ji. Insulting women power has become a habit of Congress leaders. Disrespecting and insulting the dignity of women in Indian politics shows their disgusting thinking. Hearty congratulations to Shri Avinash Joshi ji on being appointed State Convenor of IT Dept of BJP Rajasthan. Under guidance of Honorable Prime Minister Shri @ narendramodi ji, we all are committed to realize the resolution of crossing 400 this time. Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (Modi Ka Parivar) @Ra_THORe Trending on X MURMU LAUNCHES FIRST HOMEGROWN CAR T-CELL THERAPY FOR CANCER PATIENTS President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday launched India’s first indigenously-de- veloped CAR T-cell therapy for cancer treatment, hailing it as a major breakthrough that provides “new hope for humankind” in the bat- tle against the disease, a senior official said. P6 GOURAV VALLABH JOINS BJP HOURS AFTER QUITTING CONGRESS CITING ‘SUFFOCATION’ A day after quitting Con- gress, senior leader Gourav Vallabh on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), adding to the long list of the grand old party jump- ing ship ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Vallabh resigned from Congress citing ‘suffocation’. JAISHANKAR DISMISSES UN OFFICIAL’S REMARK ON ‘FAIR’ ELECTIONS IN INDIA EAM S Jaishankar said that he does not need the UN to tell that the elections in the country should be “free & fair”. Jaishankar dismissed the UN official’s remark on elections in India, stating it came in response to a “loaded question” during a UN press briefing last week. EVEN IF 1 PERCENT TRUE, IT IS ABSOLUTELY SHAMEFUL: CALCUTTA HC ON SANDESHKHALI The Calcutta High Court Bench led by Chief Jus- tice TS Sivagnanam on Thursday slammed the WB government during a hearing on the Sand- eshkhali violence, saying that if “even one percent of the case were true, it is absolutely shameful”.
  • 4. Adda Adda RAJ RAJniti ka BAGESHWARBABA’S DEMANDATPEAK, RALLY INJODHPURONAPRIL8 GOURAVVALLABHRESIGNS, SHOCKSCONGRESSPARTY WORKERSAMIDLSPOLL Bageshwar Baba’s demand during the election season is at a peak. He is proposed to visit Jodhpur on April 8 and his proposed visit has made the supporters of party happy and excited. Political circles are abuzz with his visit and are anxiously waiting to see what the baba says during the election season in Jodhpur. The sudden resignation of Gourav Vallabh from the Congress party has shocked the party workers all across. They were equally shocked when Vallabh made entry through the cricket politics in the state and was later given a ticket to fight Assembly election in 2023. The Congress workers are amazed at the way parachute candidates are given importance in the party in the state. 04 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Friday | April 5, 2024 Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat 04 QUOTE-UNQUOTE Your blessings and love are my strength. Presence of mammoth crowd today has sparked a new political storm in western Rajasthan. Ravindra Singh Bhati, Independent candidate from Barmer- Jaisalmer Nimbahera ki Ek Hi Pukar, Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar! Amidst presence of Min Jhabar Singh, MLA Shrichand Kripalani & District Prez Mitthulal Jat inaugurated the election office in Nimbahera. CPJoshi,BJP State President I extend my advance best wishes for victory to Cong candidate Dr Damodar Gur- jar from Rajsamand.The developmen- tal works undertaken by the Congress party in Mewar instill confidence in me. Dr CP Joshi, Congress Candidate from Bhilwara Inaugurated Kishangarh elec- tion office along with Ram Chandra Choudhary Cong candidate from Ajmer. Every Congmen & people from Kishangarh are united in their efforts to bring about a change. DrVikasChoudhary,MLA Kishangarh GROUND REPORT NAGAUR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY JAT BASTION SEES SAME FACE-OFF WITH CHANGED POLITICAL EQUATIONS Younus Gesawat Nagaur ith the filing of nominations of candidates for Nagaur Lok Sabha seat, tra- ditionally considered the stronghold of Jat politics, the electoral chessboard has been completely laid. Even after five years, the same old faces are con- testing in the Lok Sabha elections on this seat, but the political equations have completely changed. After the alliance with Congress, RLP has now fielded Hanuman Beniwal while BJP has made Dr. Jyoti Mirdha its candi- date. Till some time ago, a direct contest was being considered between these two candidates for the Na- gaur Lok Sabha seat, but shortly before the dead- line for filing nomina- tions, Bahujan Samaj Party nominated Dr. Ga- jendra Singh Rathore, an advocate in Rajasthan High Court and resident of Rashidpura village, as its candidate and made the contest triangular. Hanuman Beniwal will face Jyoti Mirdha for the third consecutive time in theNagaurLSseat.Earlier in2014and2019,bothhad contested elections against each other. While Jyoti Mirdha was the Congress candidate in 2019, Hanu- man Beniwal won by con- testing against her with the support of the BJP. This time, Beniwal is in the electoral fray with the sup- port of Congress, while Jyoti Mirdha is a candidate on the BJP ticket. If we look at the caste equation of this Lok Sabha constituency, famous for Makrana marble, Jats are in the majority in Nagaur. There are also good num- bers of Muslim, Rajput, SC and original OBC vot- ers. The Nagaur Lok Sab- ha seat has been dominat- ed by the Mirdha family for a long time.The record of becoming MPfrom Na- gaur the most number of times is in the name of Na- thuram Mirdha, who won from Nagaur six times. It is believed that BSPcandi- date Dr Gajendra Singh Rathore can harm Dr Jyoti Mirdha by breaking into the vote bank of the BJP. The Nagaur Lok Sabha seat has always been one of the most popular seats in Rajasthan. This time again, it has become a hot seat and now the eyes of the entire country are fixed on Nagaur. NAGAUR FACE TO FACE JYOTI MIRDHA Age: 51 years Education: MBBS Assets: `100 crore Vehicle: None HANUMAN BENIWAL Age: 52 years Education: LLB Assets: `87,20,000 Vehicle: 2 LMV Jeeps Political credibility of Mirdha family BJP’s organisation is also completely together Sympathy in Mirdha’s favor Attraction among youth Beniwal remained active as an MP Apart from Congress, he also has his own separate support base STRONG SIDE STRONG SIDE Less active since the last Lok Sabha elections A section of Mirdha family is still with Congress WEAK SIDE Impact on traditional vote bank due to absence of election symbol Dissatisfaction among Cong leaders due to being vocal against Gehlot WEAK SIDE W MIGRATION FOR DRINKING WATER AND EMPLOYMENT MAJOR REGIONAL ISSUE IN NAGAUR CONSTITUNCY The longstanding drinking water crisis in Nagaur remains unre- solved despite recent canal water initiatives. Rural areas still suffer from inadequate supply and declining groundwater levels, perpetu- ating community concerns. The absence of local industries adds to unem- ployment, compelling youth to migrate for job opportunities. Political parties have yet to offer a comprehensive solution to these pressing issues. A LOOK AT MP HANUMAN BENIWAL’S PERFORMANCE There is only disappointment among the voters regarding the performance of the sitting MP. Voters claim that last time Hanuman Beniwal became MP from here by winning the election as part of the alliance of BJP and RLP but he could not achieve any major achievement during his tenure. Although Beniwal makes a lot of claims but the common man did not get any benefit from his tenure. RAJASTHAN NAGAUR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY 62.15% VOTING RECORDED IN NAGAUR (2019) Ladnun Nagaur Deedwana Makrana Parbatsar Jayal Nawan Nagaur Khinwsar 02 BJP 04 CONGRESS ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2023 01 IND 01 RLP 11,07,801 Male Voters 2,09,772 Voters increased since 2019 in the Lok Sabha TOTAL VOTERS IN NAGAUR 21,42,941 Female Voters 10,35,128 12 Third Gender Voters RLP’s Hanuman Beniwal won the last election with BJP’s support; this time he is contesting with Cong’s support 1 Jyoti Mirdha, granddaughter of Congress veteran Nathuram Mirdha, contesting to blossom BJP’s lotus BSP tried to make the contest triangular by fielding candidates 2 3 First India Bureau Jalore Former CM Ashok Gehlot’ssonandCongress candidate from Jalore- Sirohi Lok Sabha seat Vaibhav Gehlot submitted his papers on Thursday, last day of nomination. A public meeting was also organized after the nomination. While ad- dressing the meeting, for- mer CM Ashok Gehlot urged the people to give Vaibhav Gehlot a chance sayingthathewillproveto be second Butasingh of Jalore. Gehlot said that Vaibhav will always keep the doors open for people. He said that Vaibhav is young and has the will to work. Referring to him- self, Gehlot said that he too had become an MP at theageofjust29yearsand got a lot of work done in Jodhpur. Vaibhav Gehlot files paper from Jalore-Sirohi LS seat Surprised by the crowd that gathered in support of young candidates in Barmer and Banswara, BJP-Cong now busy in making new strategy Bhati’ssocialengineeringsurprises; BAP’s Roatdisplayshistribalprowess Pankaj Soni Jaipur The crowd gathered at the nomination rally of two young leaders on Ban- swara-Dungarpur and Barmer-Jaisalmer seats has brought sweat on the forehead of BJPand Con- gress leaders. Due to the huge public support seen during the nomination, the equations between the two parties, which claim to have an army of lead- ers and lakhs of workers, seem to be deteriorating on these two seats.There- fore, now the party strate- gists are busy in creating caste equations afresh. Vaibhav Gehlot filing his nomination in Jalore on Thursday. Huge nomination rally of Ravindra Bhati in Barmer on Thursday. NEW FACE WITH CASTE EQUATION ON BORDER SEAT Ravindra Singh Bhati is contesting from Barmer- Jaisalmer seat as an independent candidate. BJP, which is trying to win 25 seats in the state, first wanted to bring Bhati into its camp, but under the pressure of Rajput society, Bhati entered the election field. Not only this, in caste equation on this seat, along with the original OBC voters, Muslims are also seen standing in Bhati's camp. Due to this social engineering, a huge crowd gathered for Bhati's nomi- nation. Now here Cong and BJP are busy in creating a fresh equation. Now contest on this seat appears to be triangular. ROAT’S HOLD ON TRIBAL VOTERS IS HIS STRENGTH Huge crowd gathered during nomination of BAP's candidate Rajkumar Roat in Banswara- Dungarpur seat, a tribal dominated seat of south-west Rajasthan. This also hints at the increasing support base of BAP in this area. In fact, despite being young, Rot has been vocally raising issues related to tribals. Due to de- parture of senior Cong leader Mahendrajit Malviya to BJP, the party had decided to give this seat to his father under an agreement, but agree- ment did not materialize. In such a situation, those voters who do not want to see BJP on this seat are also seen in Roat's camp.
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  • 6. DRONE CARRYING HEROINE WORTH `10 CRORE GUNNED DOWN BY BSF IN ANUPGARH DISTRICT The BSF, on Thursday, shot down a drone carrying hero- in in Raisinghnagar area of Anupgarh district and recovered two-and-a-half-kg of heroin. Its market value is said to be around Rs 10 crore. BSF jawans are try- ing to trace the origin place of the drone and where it was headed for. After spotting the drone, the jawans got alert and started firing at it. During this, the drone fell in one shot. Search operation is going on even after the incident. EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE I-T dept hits revenue collection target Vimal Kothari Jaipur he financial year 2023-24 has been great for the Income Tax De- partment of the state as it has collected Rs 31,630 crore revenue till March 31, which is 102.36 per- cent as compared to the revised target of Rs 30,900 crore allocated to the department. This has come as a re- lief to the department of- ficials and employees. According to sources, the total collection of the de- partment till March 31 has increased from Rs 30,700 crore last year to Rs 31,630 crore. Although the growth of collection has not been exceptionally high, despite the low growth in the income of the ma- jor taxpayers of the state, the income tax officers consider the achieve- ment of the target as quite a major success. It is expected that the income of the taxpayers in the state will increase further in this financial year, which will also have a positive impact on the revenue. T Ajmer: An eight year old boy was crushed to death by a private school bus in Badaliya village of Ajmer on Thursday. The bus brought him from school and when he got down and was crossing the road, he got hit by the same bus. Family rushed him to JLN Hospital but doctors declared him dead. The villagers caught the bus driver and handed him over to the police. The incident took place at 2.30 pm in the Adarsh Nagar police sta- tion area. Family mem- bers have registered a case against bus driver. The boy who studied in Bhanupratap Gurukul School died in the mis- hap in front of his house. 8-yr-old crushed to death by his school bus in a freak accident Jaipur: Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Gupta said that in order to en- sure free, fair and trans- parent elections, round the clock monitoring should be maintained on social media by the Elec- tion Department. Gupta held a video conference with district SPs, PROs and Dy Commissioners of Jaipur and Jodhpur on Thursday for discussion. From Police Headquar- ters, IG SCRB Sharat Kaviraj said that in view of the Lok Sabha elec- tions, effective monitor- ing is being done on so- cial media, and action has also been taken by the police against those spreading fake news. 24-hour social media vigilance to ensure fair elections: CEO Gupta IN BRIEF RAJASTHAN 05 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Friday | April 5, 2024 JDAbansuseofplastic speedbreakersinJaipur Ex-CongressMLAendslife duetoallegedfamilyfeud Such breakers pose danger to commuters: Experts First India Bureau Jaipur Stepping up safety on roads, the Jaipur Devel- opment Authority has banned the use of speed breakers made of plastic. The Director Engineer- ing first issued an order for a ban on plastic break- ers installed across the width of the road. According to experts, such speed breakers pose a danger to people as the risk of accidents and spi- nal damage is very high. Questions are, how- ever, being raised about this sudden action by the JDA. Earlier, such speed breakers were installed at many places by JDA de- spite that there is no pro- vision for these in the Indian Road Congress (IRC) Code. This is also good news for the vehicle drivers as these kind of speed breakers were leading to back pain, in- stances of slip disk pain and accidents. People were troubled by such speed breakers & moreover they were not of permanent nature too as at many places they were broken so that the vehicles can pass without any hindrance. Their being of cheap cost was an additional is- sue as they could be in- stalled by anybody caus- ing much discomfort to vehicle drivers. First India Bureau Jaipur Former Congress MLA Vivek Dhakar has alleg- edly committed suicide on Thursday at his house in Subhash Nagar in Ra- jasthan’s Bhilwara district. “Family discord is said to be the reason for sui- cide,” police officials said, while adding that, Dhakad had slashed the vein of his hand. On re- ceiving information, our team reached the spot, and his body is now in the mortuary of Mahatma Gandhi Hospital,” the police officials added. Sources said that he was brought to the hos- pital in an unconscious state, and later doctors declared him dead. Meanwhile, Shivraj Gurjar, Inspector, Sub- hash Nagar police sta- tion said, “The reason for his suicide is yet to be ascertained. The fam- ily is aggrieved and in pain, so we have not spoken to them so far. Initially, we are con- ducting the post-mor- tem.” News of Dhakar’s death came as a shock for Congress leaders as he was last seen at Dr CP Joshi’s nomination rally on Wednesday. In 2018, Dhakar had won the by-election to the Mandalgarh constituen- cy by defeating BJP’s Shakti Singh Hada. Safety issues The plastic breakers are infamous for causing accidents. JDA ACTION AGAINST HOTEL IN VAISHALI NGR Action has been taken against a private Hotel located in Vaishali Nagar, by the JDA for encroachment. Under the direction of Chief Controller of enforcement, Mahendra Sharma, JDA ini- tiated measures to remove encroachments at the hotel premises. It was reported that the hotel had en- croached upon land belong- ing to the roadway, situated in the Nemisagar Colony, with constructions such as guard rooms, gates, and parking spaces. In response to this encroachment, the JDA issued a notice under Section 72 of the JDA Act. Notably, a notice had been previously issued to the hotel on September 8 last year. Abhishek Shrivastava MLAs nominated in mgmt of 12 state-run univs First India Bureau Jaipur Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Vasudev Dev- nani has nominated MLAs in 12 state univer- sities. The nomination has been done as per acts of the respective univer- sities for a period from 1 to 5 years. Bilara MLA Arjunlal was nominated in the Board of Management of Agricultural University of Jodhpur, Soorsagar MLA Devendra Joshi in Jai Narayan Vyas Uni- versity, Pabbaram Bish- noi and Atul Bhansali in Raj Ayurved Univer- sity. MLA Kailash Chand Verma was nom- inated in Shri Karan Narendra Agricultural University,Jobner.While, Malviya Nagar MLAKa- licharan Saraf and Khandar MLA Jitendra Gothwal in the Senate of Rajasthan University. Vivek Dhakar Mewar Univ to give free edu to poor First India Bureau Jaipur Chittorgarh’s Mewar University Chairman Dr Ashok Kumar Gadiya believes that poverty should act as a hindrance in education of children. In a special conversa- tion The said that the university is working towards providing high- er education to the poor and helping them join the mainstream. “We are providing ed- ucation to children from rural backgrounds on fifty percent subsidy. Most of them do not know what to do after schooling. We are start- ing a campaign for career counselling in about 1,000 schools in the dis- trict and other places. If any child of the district is poor and wants to get higher education, we will provide him free educa- tion, but he will have to bring proof of this from the sarpanch,” he said. Dr Ashok Kumar Gadiya Student leaders protesting at the Rajasthan University on Thursday. Students from Kashmir, Nagaland, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh and even Nigeria are enrolled in the Mewar University StudentsstageprotestatRajvarsity Kanwatia hospital delivery case: 3 docs suspended Organ transplant case: Accused sent on remand First India Bureau Jaipur Student leaders onThurs- day disrupted the Aca- demic Council meeting hall going on in Ra- jasthan University and demanded to get the in- terview and admission process of PET 2021-22 exam conducted as soon as possible. They also gheraoed the Vice Chan- cellor’s Secretariat on demands of calling three times the number of can- didates in the interview, admission by creating additional seats on the basis of ward quota, checking recovery in the name of form not re- ceived, recovery in the name of depositing bags, mobile etc. and irregu- larities in the examina- tion results in the depart- ment of journalism. After the Vice Chan- cellor assured that the demands would be met, the protesting student leaders allowed the Academy Council meet- ing to resume. First India Bureau Jaipur In a significant develop- ment regarding the case of delivery of a pregnant woman in front of the gate of Kanwatia Hospi- tal, three resident doc- tors, Dr. Kusum Saini, Dr. Neha Rajawat, and Dr. Manoj, have been im- mediately suspended. Additionally, the state government has issued a notice to the Hospital Su- perintendent, Dr. Rajen- dra Singh Tanwar, for supervisory negligence in the matter. Addl CS of Medical Education, Shubhra Sin- gh, stated that upon the emergence of the inci- dent, the Medical Educa- tion Department prompt- ly formed an investiga- tion committee. First India Bureau Jaipur In a significant develop- ment, ACB produced Gaurav Singh, Vinod Singh, andAnil Joshi be- fore the court on Thurs- day in connection with the organ transplant fake NOC case The court has remanded all three sus- pects to ACB custody until April 8. Addition- ally, a new Investigating Officer has been ap- pointed for this case. ACB officials seized about 125 files from both SMS and Fortis as part of the investigation. Woman & paramour kill her three-year-old child First India Bureau Banswara In a shocking revelation, a married woman in the Danpur area of Banswara district collaborated with her lover to brutally mur- der her own 3-year old son, dumping his body in a tank of a building in Surat after concealing it in a plastic bag. This disclosure sur- faced during the investi- gation conducted by a police team from Surat, following a report of the child’s abduction. Ac- cording to police, both suspects have been taken into custody, and police will now proceed with legal action on charges of abduction & murder. GOLD SMUGGLER SHAUKAT ALI ARRESTED BY INTERPOL, BROUGHT TO INDIA FROM SAUDI The Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) Global Operations Centre coordinated with the National Central Bureau-Riyadh through Interpol for the return of Shaukat Ali, against whom a red corner notice has been issued, from Saudi Arabia to India (Mumbai) for alleged involvement in gold smuggling. The Interpol was tracking his movement in Saudi Arabia. The CBI obtained a red corner notice against Ali from Interpol General Secretariat on Sep- tember 13, 2021 for his arrest. The National Investigation Agency had registered a related case number RC36/2020/ NIA/DLI on September 22, 2020 after seizing smuggled gold bricks at Jaipur International Airport, on July 3, 2020. SI recruitment 2021 paper leak: 12 accused sent on 4-day remand Satyanarayan Sharma Jaipur Chief Metropolitan Mag- istrate II has sent 11 trainee SIs and a consta- ble, arrested in a paper leak case related to SI Recruitment 2021, in four-day police remand. Besides this, the court asked SOG to get their medical examination done from SMS Medical Board and get it done every 24 hours during the police custody. The SOG had sought their remand for 12 days for further questioning, including money transac- tions. The defence law- yers, however, said that the SOG should give rea- sons for seeking remand for 12 days. They said that the accused were not given notice under Sec- tion 41A of CrPC before the arrests were made. During the hearing, some of the accused, in- cluding a woman, alleged harassment by the SOG. It was said on behalf of these accused persons that the officers of the SOG beat them up be- fore interrogating them. They are not given food and water on time and are not even allowed to sleep. They also ac- cused the SOG officers of torturing and harass- ing them mentally. One of the aacused in police custody on Thursday. ILLEGAL DRUGS SUPPLIER WITH A BOUNTY OF `5,000 NABBED BY COPS Churu: A team of Bhanipura police station of Churu district arrested Mansaf Ali’s son Ibrahim (24), a supplier of illegal drugs from Pratapgarh on Wednesday. He carried a bounty of Rs 5000 and was wanted for the last seven months. SP Jai Ya- dav said that on August 7, 2023, during patrolling by Sardarshahar police station, Deepak Bairagi, a resident of Pratapgarh and Sushil, a resident of Ganganagar, were ar- rested with 400 grams of illegal opium. They said that they got it from Ali, a resident of Hathunia police station. Under supervision of Additional Superinten- dent of Police Lokendra Dadarwal and CO Anil Kumar, SHO Rai Singh and his team raided possible locations in Bhilwara, Hamirgarh, Gangarar, Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh and Jawara in Madhya Pradesh in search of the accused. CRIME ROUNDUP REVENUECOLLECTIONINSTATE  Office of Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Jaipur: Rs 4,950 cr  Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Office, Udaipur: Rs 4,820 cr  Commissioner of Income Tax TDS Rajasthan: Rs 20,820 crore  Director General of Income Tax Investigation: Rs 1,040 crore It is saddening to hear the untimely demise of former MLA Vivek Dhakar ji from Mandalgarh. We pray to Lord Shri Ram to grant the departed soul a place in the heavenly abode and provide strength to the grieving family members to bear this immense sorrow. Om Shanti. Bhajan Lal Sharma @BhajanlalBjp The untimely demise of ex-MLA Vivek Dhakar from Mandalgarh, Bhilwara, is deeply saddening. Your sudden departure in this manner is an irrepa- rable loss for the party and society. May God give peace to the departed soul and provide strength to the family members. Ashok Gehlot @ashokgehlot51
  • 7. PTI New Delhi The BJP on Thursday slammed the Congress over its leaders’ remarks against PM Narendra Modi and Hema Malini, saying they have lost their “mental balance” and the people of the country will give their party a befitting reply in Lok Sabha polls. The BJP’s reaction came after Congress leader Charan Das Ma- hant, at a rally in Chhat- tisgarh on Tuesday, called for support for for- mer CM Bhupesh Baghel contesting from the Ra- jnandgaon Lok Sabha seat and made remarks against PM Modi. BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya on Wednesday shared an undated vid- eo, accusing Congress leader Randeep Surjew- ala of making “vile, sex- ist” remarks against BJP MP and candidate from Mathura Hema Malini. MAKE IN INDIA INITIATIVE India’s home-grown gene therapy for cancer First India Bureau Mumbai resident Drou- padi Murmu launched In- dia’s first home-grown gene therapy for cancer at IITBombay onThursday. Speaking on the occa- sion, the President said that the launch of India’s first gene therapy is a breakthrough in the bat- tle against cancer. As this line of treat- ment,named“CAR-Tcell therapy”,isaccessibleand affordable, it provides a new hope for the whole of humankind.Sheexpressed confidence that it will be successful in giving new lives to countless patients. “I am told this therapy will be available across the country in major can- cer hospitals, providing new hope to patients and their families. Moreover, this affordable treatment can be made available to all patients across the world.That will be in tune with our vision of “Vas- udhaiva Kutumbakam,” President Murmu said. The President said that CAR-T cell therapy is considered to be one of the most phenomenal ad- vances in medical sci- ence. It has been availa- ble in developed nations for some time, but it is extremely costly and be- yond the reach of most patients around the world. She was happy to note that the therapy is the world’s most affordable CAR-T cell therapy. President Droupadi Murmu addresses a gathering during the launch of India’s first home-grown gene therapy for cancer, at IIT Bombay, in Mumbai on Thursday. ANI P 06 Jaipur, Friday | April 5, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia First India Bureau Cooch Behar In his first election rally in West Bengal after the an- nouncementofLokSabha pollschedules,PMNaren- dra Modi emphasized the criticality of a stable govt at the Centre for India to ascend as the world’s third-largest economy. Speaking at a packed public gathering at Rash Mela Ground in this town, Modi underscored, “For India to claim its po- sition as the third-largest economy globally, it is imperative to elect a ‘ma- jboot sarkar’ (stable gov- ernment) – one that not only ensures stability but also tirelessly serves the interests of the people.” Highlighting his com- mitment to decisive gov- ernance, PM Modi said, “The international com- munity acknowledges the stability under my leadership. We’ve made firm decisions to combat corruption and terrorism, and to enhance access to basic amenities nation- wide. Furthermore, con- certed efforts have been made to empower wom- en and the marginalized communities.” Modiassertsneedforstable govtinWestBengal1strally PM’s 1st rally in WB after announcement of LS polls PM Narendra Modi being presented a memento during an election campaign rally in support of NDA candidates ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Cooch Behar of West Bengal, on Thursday. WB BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar and Union MoS Nisith Pramanik are also seen. PTI Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and BJP candidate Hema Malini flash victory sign during a public meeting on filing of nomination papers by her ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, in Mathura, on Thursday. PTI Cooch Behar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attacked the Trinamool Con- gress government in West Bengal, saying it tried its best to protect the accused in the Sand- eshkhali incidents that rocked the state and asserted that only Bharatiya Janata Party can stop atrocities against women. Addressing a public rally in Cooch Behar to boost BJP prospects in the Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Modi said BJP has resolved to ensure punishment to the accused for the Sand- eshkhali incidents. He also accused the Trinamool Congress government of not allowing the implemen- tation of Central schemes in West Bengal. TMC GOVT TRIED ITS BEST TO PROTECT ACCUSED IN SANDESHKHALI: PM MODI Naddacallsuponpeople toensureModi’s3rdterm First India Bureau Pithoragarh BJP chief JP Nadda on Thursday asked people of Uttarakhandtogiveallthe five Lok Sabha seats in the state to the BJP again to help Narendra Modi return as prime minister for a third term and make India the third biggest economy in the world. “It is your national re- sponsibility,” Nadda told his first election meeting here in support of Ajay Tamta, the BJP candidate from Almora. Nadda and Uttara- khand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami participated in the ‘Vijay Sankalp Rally’ or- ganized at Pithoragarh of Almora Lok Sabha con- stituency on Thursday. “This land has always been ready to protect the country. Justice has been done by the PM by imple- menting One Rank One Pension with the soldiers. The PM has called the thirddecadeofthecentury thedecadeofUttarakhand. As per his words, today it is visible on the ground andanewGangaofdevel- opment is flowing from Uttarakhand,”Naddasaid. FI TOON BJP’spollsmanifestocommitteeholds2ndmeet PTI Pithoragarh The BJP manifesto com- mittee for the Lok Sabha polls held its second meeting on Thursday, with its members, includ- ing panel head and Union Minister Rajnath Singh, deliberating on a host of suggestions that the party has received from people. BJP leaders and Union ministers Nirmala Sithar- aman, Piyush Goyal, Sm- riti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan, Ashwani Vaishnaw, Kiren Rijiju and Arjun Ram Meghwal wereamongthosewhoat- tended the meeting at the party’s headquarters here. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel, Ut- tar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad MauryaandformerUnion minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were also present. BJP flays Congress over its leaders’ remarks against PM, Hema Malini Think, understand take right decision: RaGa PTI New Delhi Congress MPRahul Gan- dhi on Thursday said In- diaiscurrentlystandingat a “crucial juncture” and urged people to recognise the difference between those who “build the country” and those who “destroy” it. In a post on X, Gandhi conveyed to the people ahead of the Lok Sabha polls that their future is in their hands, and that they must think, understand and then take the right decision. Rahul Gandhi’s advice to voters BJP to celebrate its foundation day at booth unit offices in UP PTI Lucknow The BJP will celebrate its foundation day on Saturday at all the par- ty’s 1.63 lakh booth unit offices in Uttar Pradesh. This time the party’s foundation day is being celebrated in the midst of the Lok Sabha polls. Through programmes, the BJP will reach out to people and appeal to them to vote for the par- ty and bring PM Naren- dra Modi to power again, the party said. UP BJP chief Bhupen- dra Singh Chaudhary on Thursday took informa- tion about the prepara- tions for the foundation day programmes. Agencies Purnea Former MP Rajesh Ran- jan alias Pappu Yadav on Thursday targeted RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, ahead of filing his nom- ination from the Purnea Lok Sabha constituency, asking him to shed hate politics. Yadav filed his nomination from Bi- har’s Purnea Lok Sabha seat despite ally RJD’s Bima Bharti filing her nomination papers. PTI New Delhi The Delhi Police have ar- rested a man and seized eight semi-automatic pis- tols and 80 live cartridges ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the officials said on Thursday. The accused Adnan (23) allegedly got in touch with other crim- inals while he was in jail in a case of robbery. Pappu Yadav files nomination from Purnea seat Pappu Yadav rides a bike before filing his nomination. Man held with arms and live cartridges Raj: Triangular fight in Banswara as Congress’ Damor files nomination First India Bureau Banswara Congress leader Arvind Sita Damor on Thursday filed his nomination pa- pers from Rajasthan’s BanswaraLokSabhacon- stituency, setting the stage for a triangular contest in the tribal-dominated seat. Damor submitted his pa- pers hours before the deadline for filing nomi- nations expired. The Congress has au- thorised Damor to file his nomination papers from BanswaraLokSabhaseat, a Pradesh Congress Com- mittee (PCC) spokesper- son said here. The Congress did not publicly announce any candidate for the seat. There was speculation that the party might forge analliancewiththeBharat Adivasi Party (BAP) in Banswara. I am told this therapy will be available across the country in major cancer hospitals, providing new hope to patients and their families. Moreover, this affordable treatment can be made available to all patients across the world. That will be in tune with our vision of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. DROUPADI MURMU, PRESIDENT Poll Bugle It is the BJP only which can stop atrocities against women here. The whole country has seen how the TMC govt tried its best to protect the accused in Sandeshkhali. BJP has resolved to ensure punishment for the accused in the Sandeshkhali incident. They will have to spend their lives in jail.” NARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER BJP chief attends Vijay Sankalp Rally in Uttarakhand’s Almoraconstituency JP Nadda with Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and others at a rally at Vikasnagar in Dehradun dist, on Thursday. PTI Rajnath Singh being felicitated by Nirmala Sitharaman at BJP’s manifesto committee meeting in New Delhi, on Thursday. PTI Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi. OPPN SHOULD LEARN HOW TO RESPECT WOMEN FROM PM MODI: HEMA ON SURJEWALA’S COMMENT Mathura: After Congress leader Randeep Sur- jewala sparked a row with his alleged ‘derogatory’ remarks on BJP MP from Mathura Hema Malini, the latter said on Thursday that the leaders of the Op- position should learn how to respect women from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking to the reporters here, before filing her nominations for the Lok Sabha elec- tions, the BJP leader and Bollywood veteran said that the opposition targets only ‘popular people’. “They target only popular people because targeting the unpopular ones won’t do them any good... They should learn how to respect women from PM Narendra Modi,” she said. KERALA CM PINARAYI VIJAYAN ATTACKS RAHUL GANDHI OVER MISSING FLAGS IN ROADSHOW Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinara- yi Vijayan on Thursday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Congress party for showing ‘dis- respect’ to their party flag. He was referring to how Congress on Wednesday decided not to display flags of its own and that of its ally IUML during the roadshow ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s filing of nomination papers for Wayanad LS seat. “The Congress party wants the vote of the IUML, but not their flag and for that, the Congress party also decided to forego their flag. This act doesn’t augur well and the Congress is afraid of the BJP,” CM Vijayan said. LS POLL BUZZ
  • 8. Jaipur, Friday | April 5, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 07 ShashankandAshutoshstunTitans First India Bureau Ahmedabad Acracking unbeaten half- century by all-rounder Shashank Singh and his fruitful 43-partnership withanequallyaggressive Ashutosh Sharma helped Punjab Kings defeat Gu- jaratTitans by three wick- ets in an Indian Premier League match here on Thursday. Shashank smashed an unbeaten 61 off 29 deliv- eries, while Ashutosh slammed a 17-ball 31 as PBKS chased down the 200-run target with one ball to spare after the team fromPunjabhadaninaus- picious start, losing skip- per Shikhar Dhawan for just one run. GT skipper Shubman Gill’s unbeaten 89 off just 48 deliveries in the team’s total of 199 for 4 went in vain. Gill was in sublime form as he took GT to an imposing total, hitting six boundaries and four max- imums. He was assisted by Sai Sudarshan, who slammed a 19-ball 33 at the Narendra Modi Stadi- um. OpenerGillsmashed89 off just 48 deliveries with the help of six boundaries and four maximums, while Sudarshan hit a 19- ball 33 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Earlier, Punjab Kings opted to bowl first. Both teams missed out on their mid- dle-order heavy-hitters with Liam Livingstone (PBKS) and David Miller (GT) missing out. Si- kandar Raza and Kane Williamson get their first matchesoftheIPLseason. Organ transplant fake NOC: Info about it received around Holi, ACS First India Bureau Jaipur In a significant revela- tion, ACS Shubhra Singh has made a star- tling statement regard- ing the issuance of fake NOCs for organ trans- plants, stating, “Around the time of Holi, infor- mation about fraudu- lent activities had been received.” Singh disclosed that records from all 12 hospitals involved in the matter are being scrutinized. She also expressed concerns about the non-conven- ing of approval com- mittee meetings, while raising questions about why these meetings were not held. Shashank Singh powers Kings to superb win as Shubman Gill’s knock goes in vain IPL Match 17 First India Bureau Jaipur BJP leader Arun Chatur- vedi targeted former CM Ashok Gehlot alleging that various scams had taken place during Gehlot govt’s regime from 2008- 2013. After the formation of BJP's Bhajan Lal gov- ernment in Raj, continu- ous action is being taken against paper mafias,” he said. BJP State Spokesperson Rakhi Rathore criticised Congress treatment of women, citing party lead- ers Rahul Gandhi and Randeep Surjewala’s re- marks Supriya Srinet- ra’s comments on Kangana Ranaut. BJP govt working with ‘zero tolerance’ on corruption: Chaturvedi Arun Chaturvedi addresses media during a press conference at BJP Headquarters in Jaipur on Thursday. Rakhi Rathore and Pramod Vashishtha are also present. NAIM KHAN Totally unacceptable, Toughest legal action will be taken: EAM ANI Thiruvananthapuram External Affairs Minis- ter S Jaishankar on Thursday said “toughest legal action” will be tak- en against agents who duped students from Kerala into fighting for Russia in its war againt Ukraine. Interacting with me- dia persons in Thiruvan- thanpuram today, Jais- hankar said, “This is a matter of very, very deep concern for us, very strong concern for us. We called in the Russian ambassador. Our ambas- sador in Moscow was instructed to go to the foreign ministry.” “It is totally unaccep- table that any Indian should be taken to a con- flict zone and in any manner be made to work for a conflict, for an army...,” Jaishankar said. He further assured that the efforts were on to ascertain how many Indians were stuck in that country and at- tempts were being made to get them back. “So we are finding out how many such Indians there are. We are trying to get them back. Even last few days, I know some people have come back....but it is some- thing we take very seri- ously and very strongly,” Jaishankar said. The Union Minister said, “I will tell you, toughest legal action will be taken in this case.I mean, this is something that is abso- lutely unacceptable.” CRUCIAL READ AI pilots write to Tata Group in support of Vistara counterparts Musk’s X introduces “Community Notes” feature in India Have urged Israel to ensure safety of Indian workers there: Centre Google plans to charge for AI-powered search engine, says reports Mumbai: The concerns expressed by the Vistara pilots are not isolated incidents but rather indicative of systemic issues that extend across various Tata Group, Air India pilots said in a letter sent to theTata Group chairman on Thursday. They brought to the fore problems they have been facing with the Air India HR department as well, such as the use of threats against pilots and coercive tactics. New Delhi: Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, has introduced its commu- nity notes feature in India. This initiative enables users to participate in fact-check- ing tweets shared by other users and intermediaries on the platform. X’s Community Notes tweeted, “Welcome new contributors in India . Our first contributors are joining today, and we’ll be expanding over time.” New Delhi: India on Thursday said it has urged Israel to ensure the safety of the Indian construction workers who have gone to the country this week under the framework of a bilateral mobility agreement. Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon had said on Tuesday that the first batch of over 60 Indian construction workers has left for Israel. New Delhi: Google is considering charging for premium features on its generative AI-powered search engine, the Financial Times reported. The tech giant is looking at a variety of options, including incorporating AI-powered search features to its premium subscription services, which already provide access to its new Gemini AI assistant in Gmail and Docs, the report said. Agencies Kyiv Russian troops launched waves of Shahed drones against the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv over- night, killing four peo- ple and wounding 12, regional Gov. Oleh Syn- iehubov said Thursday. Russia attacked Ukraine's second-big- gest city with at least 15 drones, some of which were shot down by air defence. Three rescuers were killed when Russia struck a multistory building damaged in an earlier strike. Six people were wounded at that location. Another 14-story building was hit by a drone, killing a 69-year-old woman. Kharkiv has become a frequent target for Russian troops in re- cent weeks. The east- ern city is close to the border with Russia and has been hit with both ballistic missiles and drones. Russia launches drone attack on Kharkiv that kills 4 and wounds 12 Earlier, EAM official said that India is in touch with Russian authorities to have Indian nationals released and discharged from the Russian army Jaishankar on Indians cheated in Russia Two dead bodies lie on the ground after Russian drone strikes on residential neighborhood in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Thursday. First India Bureau Rajsamand Deputy Chief Minister Diya Kumari visited Ra- jsamand on Thursday, wherein, she participat- ed in the nomination rally of BJP candidate Mahima Singh ewar. During the event, she ex- pressed full confidence in the policies and work- ing style of the Bharati- ya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Prime Minister Naren- dra Modi. She emphasised that the public has complete trust in the BJP’s policies and working style, which has led to the party’s ad- vancement towards vic- tory for the third time with the ‘Vijay Rath’. This time, Mahima Singh has been nominat- ed by the party in place of Diya Kumari. Diya is currently shouldering the responsibility of Deputy CM after contesting the Assembly polls. Diya Kumari also vis- ited Nathdwara to seek the blessings of Lord Shrinathji. The Deputy Chief Minister shared about her visit to the Holy shrine on her social media account saying, “Today, I received bless- ings after seeking the darshan of ‘Prabhu Shri Nath Ji Maharaj’in Nath- dwara, and extended well wishes for the welfare of all the residents and the progress of the State.” Diya Kumari being felicitated with an ‘Uparna’ and ‘Prasad’ by the priest after she paid obeisance at the Lord Shrinathji Temple in Nathdwara. Vishvaraj Singh Mewar and others were also present. Deputy CM at nomination rally of Rajsamand candidate VijayRathisadvancingtowardsvictoryfor thethirdtimeduetopeople’s trust: Diya JOSHI: BJP CANDIDATE IS SET TO WIN WITH RECORD-BREAKING MARGINS THIS TIME Speaking at the nomination rally of Mahima Kumari Mewar, BJP State Prez CP Joshi said that we can see a surge of public support indicating that BJP candidate is poised to win with even more record-breaking margins this time.” “Gone are the days when foundation stones were laid and forgotten. In the Modi government, not only are foundation stones laid, but proj- ects are also inaugurated.” he said.”Election day is not just about electing MPs, but also about advancing the vision of a developed India.” Joshi added. Punjab Kings players celebrate a wicket during the match against Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday. ANI
  • 9. 08 We can only offer to others, what we have ourselves, be it confidence, happiness or understanding. DrJagdeesh Chandra,CMDEditor-in-Chief THOUGHT OF THE DAY Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24 Jaipur, Friday | April 5, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia An ‘Indispensable’Akhil Arora Factor! Rajendra Chhabra Jaipur 1993 Rajasthan cadre IAS offi- cer, Akhil Aro- ra, who is holding the charge of the Finance De- partment for the last 3 ahalfyearsandnowinhis capacity asACS Finance, has virtually emerged as an indispensable factor in the financial management of the state government. After the departure of Gehlot government and the arrival of Bhajan Lal Sharma government, it was largely believed that the command of the Fi- nance Department will be given to someone else but even after a detailed homework, there was no consensus on any other officer asAkhil’s replace- ment. At this juncture, a top bureaucrat remarked that Akhil has virtually become an indispensable factor or face to manage the financial affairs of the state under the close su- pervision of CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, who also holds the charge of the Finance Minister. Notably, a low-profile and silent performerAkh- il has enjoyed an equal trust and confidence of the two former Chief Ministers i.e. Vasundhara Raje andAshok Gehlot… and now a soft-spoken and efficient CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, who takes keen interest in financial matters of the state, is also no exception. Meanwhile, CS Sud- hansh Pant has also start- ed taking keen interest and undertakes a regular monitoringexerciseofthe revenue operations, which will further im- prove the revenue collec- tion status of various de- partments. Bhanwar S Charan Kota BJP candidate from Kota- Bundi Lok Sabha seat Om Birla on Thursday said that Lok Sabha elec- tions-2024 are an election to change the country He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has prepared a road map for building a developed India and the coming five years will prove impor- tant in achieving that resolution. During campaigning in various villages of San- god assembly constitu- ency, he said that Modi cares about villages, poor and farmers. “For this reason, farmers have been empowered through Kisan Samman Nidhi. Many welfare schemes have been started for the poor. Special projects are being run for the uplift- ment of villages,” he said. Minister of State for En- ergy, Heeralal Nagar said that there is a double en- gine government in Raj- asthan and Om Birla’s patronage both in the State and at the Centre is important for state’s progress. Birla will campaign in Vijay Nagar, Chitawa, Rangpuriya, Ishwar Nagar, Laserda, Maija, Karwala, Baniyani, Chhanvch, Chodela, Khedli, Jaloda, villages in Kota district today. First India Bureau Jodhpur Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the BJP candidate from Jodhpur Lok Sabha con- stituency, launched a scathing attack on the Congress party regarding the Jal Jeevan Mission. He remarked, “The Con- gress will be held ac- countable for not deliver- ing water through the Jal Jeevan Mission. The pre- vious Congress govern- ment took the money but failed to provide tap wa- ter to every household.” During the electoral meetings of Hingola Rabariya and Chinchadri Gram Panchayats in the Luni Assembly constitu- ency, an incredible en- thusiasm of the public was witnessed. Especial- ly, a large number of women expressed strong support for the Modi government during Shek- hawat’ s campaign. Meanwhile, in Loona- was Khara, he was wel- comed with showers of flower petals as he ar- rived at the meeting ven- ue in an open vehicle along with Minister Jog- aram Patel. The public expressed fervent support for the Modi government during the gathering. PTI Jaipur Congress president Mal- likarjun Kharge on Thurs- day called Prime Minister NarendraModithe“sardar ofliars”,alsoaccusinghim of “sleeping” while China “entered” Indian territory. Addressing an election rally in Chittorgarh, he said Modi doesn’t think of the country and is busy abusing the Gandhi family whosememberssacrificed their lives for the nation. Kharge said PM boasts that he has a “56-inch chest” and isn’t scared. “If you aren’t afraid then why haveyouleftalargepartof our land for China?” he said.They are coming in- side you are sleeping. Have you taken sleeping pills? Have they taken opium from fields of Raj and fed you?” he said in Hindi. Aishwary Pradhan Jaipur Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma will be on Chaksu tour today, wherein, he will conduct a road show and also ad- dress public meeting in support of Dausa Lok Sabha candidate, Kanhaiya Lal Meena. All preparations for the CM’s visit have been completed. The adminis- tration is also on ‘alert mode’ahead of the Chief Minister’s visit. Additional DCPSouth, Paras Jain, ACP, Suren- dra Singh, Chaksu SHO, Kailash Dan, MLA, Ra- mavatar Bairwa along with administrative offi- cials, former Krishi Man- di President and senior leader Kailash Sharma, District President Rajesh Chaudhary and other leaders visited the heli- pad and meeting place on Thursday to take stock of the preparations. The Chief Minister’s roadshow will start from Ambedkar Circle and pass through Kotkhavda, the main market, Phagi road, and Jyotiba Phule circle. After conducting the roadshow, Chief Minister Sharma will also address a public meeting. Bhajan Lal Sharma Om Birla waves at his supporters as he arrives to address the Jansampark Abhiyan in Kota. Sudhansh Pant Akhil Arora Gajendra Singh Shekhawat during the election meetings held at Hingola Rabadiya Bhatelai and Chinchadli gram panchayats in Luni assembly constituency of Jodhpur district on Thursday. Mallikarjun Kharge being felicitated during the Udailal Anjana’s nomination rally held at Chittorgarh district on Thursday. GS Dotasra, Sachin Pilot and other local leaders were present. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma being felicitated during the nomination meeting of BJP candidate Damodar Agrawal in Bhilwara district on Thursday. Other local leaders were also present. Om Birla during the Jansampark Abhiyan at various villages including Dara Station, Mandaliyahedi, Jalimpura, Madhopura, Kanwas and other areas in Kota district on Thursday. Heeralal Nagar and others were also present. The Chief Minister’s roadshow will start from Ambedkar Circle and pass through Kotkhavda, the main market, Phagi road, and Jyotiba Phule circle A CMSharmatoleadpollrallyand publicmeetinginChaksutoday All preps are complete; administration is on ‘alert mode’ Eyeing Lok Sabha Polls ‘Congress accountable for not providing water via JJM’ SuperSingerPlusAlwarauditions The city of Alwar was filled with melodious tunes as Super Singer Plus Rajasthan, an initiative by First India Plus, conducted its auditions at Hotel Lemonade on Thursday. The event drew an impressive crowd of 49 talented singers from Alwar, all eager to showcase their skills on the grand stage. The winners of Alwar audition: (L-R) Ashish Bansal, Kanika Jain and Salim Khan. Forest Minister Sanjay Sharma addresses during the Super Singer Plus Rajasthan’s auditions. Also seen here is Ghanshyam Gurjar. Jansampark Abhiyan in Kota Thisisanelectiontochangethenation:Birla Modidoesn’tthinkofnationisbusy abusingtheGandhifamily:Kharge CS Pant halts suspension of Transport officials Shah Rajnath likely to visit Raj on April 9 and 7 First India Bureau Jaipur CS Sudhansh Pant has intervened by offering respite to ARTO Ravin- dra Joshi AAO Jalen- dra, who were facing suspension o r d e r s . These orders came after recent inspections at Transport HQ. However, displaying generosity, CS halted their suspen- sion directed the Dept to seek duo’s clarifica- tion. Meanwhile, Pant willtakeameetingrelated to Railway projects today. First India Bureau Jaipur In a fervent push ahead of the LS polls, BJPlead- ership is intensifying its campaign efforts in Raj. Home Minister Amit Shah is set to embark on a proposed tour of Raj, with a scheduled visit to Bikaner on April 9. He will address poll rallies. Defence Minister Ra- jnath Singh will hold a public meeting in Sri Ko- layat on April 7, aiming to rally support for Union MinisterArjun Meghwal. Previous Cong govt failed to deliver tap water despite fund allocation: Shekhawat
  • 10. JAIPUR, FRIDAY | APRIL 5, 2024 Glamour | Fashion | Bollywood | Hollywood | Lifestyle ALWAR’S MELODIC MASTERY he city of Alwar was filled with melodious tunes as Super Singer+ Rajasthan, an initiative by First India Plus, conducted its auditions at Hotel Lemonade on Thursday. P11 T 09 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia n the realm of fash- ion, comfort and style are often per- ceived as mutually exclusive, but the rise of cotton kurtis chal- lenges this notion effortlessly. Crafted from breathable cotton fabric, these kurtis have be- come a wardrobe staple for women seeking both comfort and elegance. With their lightweight texture and easy-to-style ap- peal, cotton kurtis offer a versatile can- vas for any occasion. One of the most enticing aspects of cotton kurtis is their adaptability. Wheth- er it’s a casual outing with friends, a day at the office, or a festive celebra- tion, a well-chosen cotton kurti effortlessly transitions from one occasion to another. Pair it with jeans for a laid-back vibe or dress it up with traditional jew- elry for a more formal look, the possibilities are endless. In recent times, the trend of cotton kurti co-ord sets has gained momentum, offering a chic and coordinated ensemble perfect for any setting. These sets often feature matching tops and bottoms in complementary prints and colors, adding a touch of sophistication to everyday wear. From floral motifs to geo- metric patterns, the variety of prints available ensures there’s something to suit every taste and preference. When it comes to styling cotton kurtis, less is often more. Embrace minimalism by opting for simple accessories that enhance rather than over- power the outfit. A delicate pen- dant necklace, a stack of ban- gles, or a pair of statement ear- rings can add just the right amount of flair without over- shadowing the beauty of the kurti itself. To complete the look, con- sider experimenting with differ- ent footwear options, from clas- sic sandals to contemporary flats or even sneakers, to add a personal touch to your ensem- ble. Whether you’re running er- rands or attending a special event, cotton kurtis offer the perfect blend of comfort, style and versatility, making them a timeless wardrobe essential for the modern woman. Discover the allure of cotton kurtis, where comfort meets couture! From versatile styling tips to chic co-ord sets, City First embraces the timeless elegance of these wardrobe essentials for every occasion! Mitali Dusad mitalidusad@firstindia.co.in I
  • 11. Your Page JAIPUR, FRIDAY | APRIL 5, 2024 10 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia City First cityfirst@firstindia.co.in lack pepper or kali mirch as it is popularly called in India is a valu- able medicinal plant. The scientific name of black pepper is piper nigrum and it belongs to the family piperaceae. Black pepper which is also known as the ‘king of spices is widely cultivated in tropical regions such as India, Brazil and Indonesia. Since the 2nd century BC, black pepper has been popular in China. It is commonly found in every Indian household kitchen and it is used in a variety of food preparations. Besides being used as a culinary spice, black pep- per is used as a preservative, a medicinal agent and in perfumery. Piperine, an active compound of black pepper is responsible for its strong, sharp and spicy characteristics. This active compound possesses vari- ous pharmacological actions and provides an array of health benefits. FACTS ABOUT PEPPER PLANT n The black pepper plant is a perennial (lasting for many years) climbing wine that grows on supporting trees or poles with a maximum height of 4 meters. n The fruits of black pepper that are dried and unripe are known as peppercorns. n Green pepper is made by freeze-drying the freshly harvested unripe green fruits. n Black pepper is made by sun-drying freshly harvested unripe green fruits. n White pepper is made by removing the red skin of the ripe fruits. These stony seeds are sun-dried to get white pepper. n Black pepper is ground to form pepper powder which is commonly seen on every dining table alongside salt. HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK PEPPER In case you presumed that black pepper is just a taste-enhancing spice, then you need to know a little more about it. Black pepper contains various compounds that are ben- eficial for overall health. Here are the ad- vantages that black pepper has on health. HIGH IN NUTRIENTS Black pepper is an excellent source of vi- tamin K and manganese. Studies have found that it is also a good source of iron, zinc, copper, chromium, calcium and di- etary fibre. Besides this, black pepper con- tains various health-promoting com- pounds such as flavonoids, terpenes, tan- nins and alkaloids. Black pepper is a po- tent antioxidant that fights oxidative stress and keeps free radicals at bay. ANTI-ULCER ACTIVITY Black pepper plays a protective role against stomach ulcers. It works via the following mechanisms: n Black pepper reduces the aggressive factors that cause damage to the stom- ach. n It helps in relieving pain associated with stomach ulcers. n It lowers the level of inflammation and also protects the inner lining of the stomach against free radicals. n Black pepper inhibits the secretion of gastric acid that corrodes the inner lin- ing of the stomach and acts similarly to the drugs used in the treatment of ulcers. A bland diet is recommended during the treatment of stomach ulcers.Adding black pepper to such a diet will help in relieving pain and other complications of stomach ulcers. BOOSTS DIGESTION Black pepper helps in the di- gestion of food by enhancing the secretion of saliva and en- zymes present in saliva. Black pep- per stimulates digestion by activating the digestive enzymes present in the pan- creas and intestine. These enzymes help in the breakdown of food into simple mol- ecules. Black pepper stimulates the liver to se- crete bile, which plays a vital role in the digestion and absorption of fat. Such a stimulation in the secretion of digestive enzymes is possible due to the presence of piperine in black pepper. Adding black pepper to your daily meals will improve digestion. ANTI-DIARRHEAL EFFECT Since ancient times, black pepper has been used to treat diarrhoea. Piperine reduces the volume of loose stools by reducing the accumulation of fluid. It further reduces the number of diarrheal episodes and thus prevents the loss of water and electrolytes from the body. While eating khichdi or curd-rice dur- ing diarrhoea add some black pepper pow- der to the above-mentioned preparations. RELIEVES PAIN Beta-caryophyllene, a compound pre- sent in black pepper essential oil has an- aesthetic activity. Black pepper is also beneficial for in- dividuals with arthritis because it reduces inflammation and pain associated with it. It helps in relieving back pain by inter- acting with the pain receptors. Piperine blocks the pain receptors and reduces the perception of pain. Pepper is a natural pain killer. Adding it to your diet or inhaling black pepper essential oil can help in relieving pain. BLOOD PRESSURE LOWERING ACTION OF BLACK PEPPER Black pepper is beneficial for hyperten- sion. Piperine present in black pepper pre- vents calcium from entering the blood vessels. This helps in the relaxation and widening of blood vessels, ensures smooth blood flow throughout the body and thus lowers high blood pressure. Reduce your salt intake and go for some black pepper. ANTI-DEPRESSANT EFFECT OF BLACK PEPPER Research has found that black pepper fights against depression and it is as effective as an anti-depressant drug. But the best part about black pepper is that it comes without any side effects, unlike drugs. Such an effect is attributed to the pres- ence of piperine in black pepper. High levels of oxidative stress in the brain lead to the development of anxiety. n Piperine reduces the level of oxidative stress and protects the brain cells against damage. Piperine also improves the communication and transmission of messagesthroughoutthebrainandbody. n It enhances brain activity and inhibits molecules responsible for depression (monoamine oxidase). n Piperine further increases the release of happy hormones and keeps depression at bay. Choose black pepper which is a natural anti-depressant over drugs. LOWERS HIGH CHOLESTEROL LEVELS n Studies have revealed that black pepper lowers the level of low-density lipopro- tein (LDL) or bad cholesterol and re- duces the risk of heart disease too. n Piperine present in black pepper binds to bile acids (important for digestion of fat) andpreventstheirre-absorption.Choles- terol is used to produce bile that has been lost. Thus, more choles- terolisusedandless is present in the blood. n Piperine further inhibits the enzymes that promote the formation of fat. Hence intake of black pepper lowers the accumulation of fat and enhances the removal of fat. n Thus, it lowers the level of LDL cho- lesterol and increases high-density li- poprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol. Add black pepper powder to your low- fat meals to enhance the lowering of bad cholesterol. RELIEVES TOOTHACHE n Black pepper helps in the treatment of tooth decay, toothache and oral ab- scess. It is a potent anti-bacterial agent that kills the bacteria which is respon- sible for dental caries. n Black pepper further prevents the destruction of mineralized tissue of the teeth and thus protects the teeth against decay. Mix equal parts of salt and black pep- per with water to form a paste.Apply this paste on the affected teeth and leave it for 10-15 minutes. ANTI-CANCER ACTIVITY n Black pepper inhibits the growth and formation of tumours. It kills the can- cer-causing cells and protects the healthy cells. n Piperine present in black pepper pre- vents the multiplication and spread of cancer cells. n It further protects the DNA against damage. n Such an anti-cancer effect of black pep- per is attributed to the presence of alka- loids, terpenes and polyphenols in it. Adding black pepper to food helps in the management of cancer. IMPROVES FERTILITY Studies have revealed that black pepper plays an important role in improving fer- tility in males. n Black pepper increases the level of testosterone (male sex hormone). Black pepper is rich in magnesium and zinc. Such a composition increas- es the level of male sex hormones. n It improves sperm count and sperm concentration n Black pepper contains zinc, a potent antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress and improves fertility. Zinc is important for the development and movement of the sperm. Black pepper is a natural ingredient for improving fertility in males. ANTI-BACTERIAL EFFECT Since ancient times black pepper has been used as a preservative because it is very effective in fighting against bacteria. Consumption of black pepper protects the body against the negative effects of bacte- ria. Such an effect is attributed to the pres- ence of health-promoting compounds such as flavonoids, alkaloids and tannins in it. Black pepper prevents food spoilage as well as protects the body against bacterial infections. COTTAGE CHEESE WITH PEPPER INGREDIENTS:  Cottage cheese (cubes)- 100 grams  Black peppercorns: 2 tablespoons  Onion- 1/2 (finely chopped)  Bell pepper- 1/2 (cut into squares)  Garlic- 2 cloves (thinly sliced)  Salt- to taste  Oil- 1 tablespoon METHOD OF PREPARATION:  Put the peppercorns in a mortar and using a pestle crush it coarsely.  In a bowl, add cottage cheese cubes and coarsely crushed black pepper. Mix it properly and allow it to marinate for 10 minutes.  In a pan heat the oil. Add onion, garlic and bell pepper to it and stir-fry it for 1-2 minutes.  To the above mixture add the cottage cheese pieces and salt.  Mix it properly and stir-fry it for another 1-2 minutes.  Your peppery cottage cheese is ready. UNLOCKING BlackPepper'sbenefits RECIPES USING BLACK PEPPER Cottage cheese (cubes)- 100 grams METHOD OF PREPARATION: B