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PM Narendra Modi in conversation with Aditi
Nagar and Poornima Mishra during an exclusive
interview with Bharat24 in Patna on Monday.
‘MODIKIGUARANTEE’ISNOT
JUSTA‘GUARANTEE’BUTMODI’S
‘OWNERSHIP’,SAYSPMMODI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in conversation with Aditi Nagar and Poornima
Mishra during an exclusive interview with Bharat24 in Patna on Monday
Moni Sharma
l Poornima Mishra: We are in Bihar,
and here the main Opposition party—
RJD—and the alliance of which it is a
part have been claiming that if you
come to power for the third time, then
reservation would end. What is your
take on this allegation?
PM Narendra Modi: Has the collective
media of the nation ever questioned them
as to from where they brought this claim,
and what is the basis of this? We ran the
government during Atalji’s time and are
running it now too. Has there been even a
single incident based on which they have
made this claim? See, the challenge is that
someone throws garbage, and then the
media picks it up and brings it before us
asking us to make a bouquet out of it. This
is not right. But since you have asked I
will say that these people have no right to
utter even a word about the Constitution.
It is so because they ran the government
on an oath of the Constitution but engaged
in stealing fodder.The court has sent them
to jail. So this means that they dishon-
oured the Constitution. Secondly, when
the bill for thirty-three per cent women
reservation was brought, their own party
members snatched the bill and tore it. It
happened on the last day of the session
and after that, the bill was kept in the lurch
for thirty years! So the people who played
with the Constitution and parliamentary
proceedings are today lying for political
gains. These statements have been made
by those who have three things in com-
mon i.e. they are extremely communal,
they are casteist and like to create friction
among castes and they are dynastic. Then
there is the shehzada of Congress
and the person who can call a
press meeting and tear away the
paper containing the decision of
the cabinet, which is formed
under the Constitution, such a
person has no right to say a
word on the Constitution.
l Aditi Nagar: The
entire Opposition
has come together
as they want to
bring Narendra
Modi down.
On the other hand, you have given the
slogan of ‘400 paar’ this time and there
is pressure on the Opposition as well as
the BJP. So after the fifth phase of poll-
ing, do you think you are close to that
target of 400 seats?
PM Narendra Modi: Well, I would have
been happy to see the Opposition united.
But the situation is that they are not one.
I.N.D.I.Alliance worked to give a photo-
op to those interested. Those who were
there in the first photo session were miss-
ing in the second photo-op and similarly,
those in the second were missing in the
third. Till now there must have been 4-5
such sessions, but through this time, the
number of Opposition leaders has come
down and so has their category of top-
ranking leaders have stopped coming.
Their oldest supporter in the alliance is
the Left and they contested the election
in Wayanad against the Left. In Kerala,
Congress and the Left have always been
at loggerheads. How can you then say the
Opposition is united? I say that it would
have been good had they united on issues
or ideas, but it did not happen. It is a wor-
risome issue for the nation that the Op-
position has not played the actual role
befitting the Opposition. No one has
come before the nation with constructive
issues and the problems they are facing
today are also due to their own doing
therefore what will the nation benefit
from bringing those to power who failed
as an Opposition? Moreover, their track
record is not something that would attract
the youth.As far as BJP is concerned, the
people of the nation have decided to give
us more than 400 seats. So this election
is being contested under the people’s
leadership and the people have taken
ownership of this election. When I
tour places I go there to seek blessings of
the people. I recently visited Patna to con-
dole the death of a party leader but as I
was travelling, it turned into an 8-10
kilometre long roadshow. There was no
reason behind it turning into a roadshow,
so this shows that it is the people who are
contesting the election.
l Aditi Nagar: I covered the length of
India from Ayodhya to Rameshwaram
and inAyodhya, I saw a huge line of peo-
ple from South of India and by the time
I reached Rameshwaram, I realised that
in the five states of South India, Modi
had reached people’s homes. So does
that mean BJP has become a truly na-
tional party and this credit goes to you?
PM Narendra Modi: Unfortunately,
some people have created a narrative in
our country, and the journalists from the
new generation have also got stuck in it.
What is the narrative? That BJP is a
North-Indian party, that it is a party of
urban areas or that it belongs to Baniyas
and Brahmins and many other such nar-
ratives have been made over the past 40-
50 years. But the fact is that the BJP has
been ruling in Gujarat for thirty years, so
tell me is Gujarat a Hindi-belt state? We
have governments in Maharashtra, Goa,
Karnataka, Pudducherry and other states.
But this narrative has stuck and no one is
counter-questioning the person who is
repeating these lines now. Even today, be
it Kerala or Kashmir, our people have
been elected into Panchayats, local bod-
ies and state assemblies. BJP is well es-
tablished on an organisational level
across the length and breadth of India and
as public representatives also it is there
who are carrying out their roles.Although
accusations are levelled at us, but who has
the most SC, ST and OBC legislators and
parliamentarians in state assembly and in
Parliament? It is the BJP. Moreover, the
BJP has the most number of female MPs
and also MPs from farming or rural back-
grounds. But that old narrative is still be-
ing carried over.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was presented with First India’s compilation ‘NaMo: THE PRO-POOR PM’, a collection of ‘84 Untold Stories of
PM Narendra Modi by Anita Hada at BJP office, Patna alongwith Aditi Nagar and Poornima Mishra.
As the nation celebrates the festival of democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s active
outreach to the Media through his interviews is making waves in regional, national and
international media. This is the possibly the first time in the history of the nation that any
Prime Minister has given so many interviews to the media, taken feedback and interacted
with them! On one hand, the complete Media is floored by this outreach while on the other hand, PM
Narendra Modi is totally prepared to take oath as Prime Minister for the third time, after a big,
decisive mandate. In this atmosphere of enthusiasm, PM Modi gave an interview to Bharat24,
where he was interviewed by Aditi Nagar and Poornima Mishra in Patna.
DR JAGDEESH CHANDRA, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Bharat24; CMD First India News and First India
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PM NARENDRA
MODI’S
EXCLUSIVE
INTERVIEW
TOP
TWEETS
SPIRITUAL SPEAK
Set thy heart upon
thy work, but never
on its reward.
BHAGAVAD GITA
It’s very satisfying to see people from
all walks of life come to bless me at
the rallies across India. At Dhenkanal,
one of the attendees was young Anshuman
Mohapatra from Angul. Despite his health
challenges and the scorching heat, he came to
the rally. This affection is humbling and makes
me work even harder to fulfil people’s dreams.
Narendra Modi
@narendramodi
The bus accident in
Kawardha, Chhattisgarh is
unfortunate. I express my
condolences to those who have lost
their loved ones in this accident. The
local administration is providing all
possible help to the injured. I wish for
the speedy recovery of the injured.
Amit Shah (Modi Ka Parivar)
@AmitShah
IN-DEPTH
INDI ALLIANCE FATE
SEALED IN FIFTH
ROUND OF POLLING
he crucial fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections
is over. The fate of tall leaders has been
locked and with just two more rounds to go
on May 25 and June 1, the countdown has begun for
June 4 counting and results. The fifth phase is impor-
tant because the fortunes of Rahul Gandhi and Sm-
riti Irani/KL Sharma will be decided in this round. If
the Congress wins Rae Bareli andAmethi seats it will
be a morale booster for the party which is fighting for
its survival. Although Rajnath Singh is in the fray
from Lucknow, his rivals Ravidas Mehrotra of SPand
Sarwar Malik of the BSP are political non-entities.
Also voting today were Maharashtra’s 13 seats,
including Mumbai North, Mumbai South, Mumbai
North-Central, Mumbai South-Central, Mumbai
North-East and Mumbai North-West, besides Thane
and Nashik. These seats hold the key to the future of
Shiv Sena (UBT) which is fighting to regain the
legacy of Balasaheb Thackeray.
T
RAISI’S DEATH AND
ITS AFTERMATH
he sudden death of Iran’s President Ebrahim
Raisiinahelicoptercrashhassentshockwaves
through the region, creating a significant void
in the country’s politics. Raisi, a staunch protege of
Iran’s Supreme LeaderAyatollahAli Khamenei, was a
pivotalfigureintheIslamicRepublic’sinnercircle.His
passing not only disrupts the continuity of Khamenei’s
vision but also raises questions about the future direc-
tion of Iran’s domestic and foreign policies.
Raisi’s controversial legacy includes being sanc-
tioned by the United States for his involvement in the
1988 mass executions, which led to the deaths of ap-
proximately 5,000
Mujahedeen-e-Khalq
(MEK) members.
This dark chapter in
Iran’shistoryhaslong
marred Raisi’s inter-
national reputation,
yet he remained a key
player in Khamenei’s
administration.Under
his presidency, Iran
continued to face ex-
tensive international
sanctions, primarily
due to its nuclear pro-
gramme and alleged
support for terrorist
organizations, includ-
ing Hamas and Hez-
bollah.
The regional implications of Raisi’s death are pro-
found. Iran’s steadfast support for proxy groups in
Lebanon, Palestine, and other areas might face re-
evaluation amidst the ensuing political turbulence.
Neighboring countries, already wary of Iran’s ambi-
tions,willcloselymonitoranyshiftsinTehran’sforeign
policy stance.Apower vacuum, which could lead to a
potential struggle within Iran’s ruling elite, possibly
altering the balance of power in WestAsia, is unlikely.
Raisi’s untimely death is a critical juncture for Iran.
The country now stands at a crossroads, with its future
direction hanging in the balance. The regional politi-
cal dynamics, already fraught with tension, are set for
further uncertainty as the world watches closely.
T
The regional
implications of
Raisi’s death are
profound. Iran’s
steadfast support
for proxy groups in
Lebanon, Palestine,
and other areas
might face re-
evaluation amidst
the ensuing political
turbulence
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n Tuesday,
7th of May
Putin tight-
ened his grip
and un-
checked powers over
Kremlin stating that ‘To-
gether we will win’and that
the Russia will emerge
stronger and victorious
through the present diffi-
culties. With 88% votes in
favour of Putin, Russians
displayed that they adore
their leader and the policies
on Ukraine war. Neither the
revolt by prigozhin Yevge-
ny nor the sanctions by the
US and its allies could sub-
stantially affect the Russian
mindset on the war at hand.
In my personal opinion
as a military thinker, Putin
5.0 becomes remarkable
when we consider that
since Vladimir Putin first
came to power, America
has lived through five
presidents and Britain has
shuffled seven prime min-
isters. Obviously, while
policy and mandate on the
thinking of Moscow re-
mains a constant, western
allies witnessed many nay-
sayers and dream stealers
on support to Ukraine.
General Sir Richard, the
erstwhile commander of
the UK’s Joint Forces
warned that Ukraine could
face defeat by Russia in
2024 as there is a serious
risk of losing the war due to
sever crunch on human re-
source and war equipment.
The reason I gather is that
Ukraine may realise it just
can’t sustain or win. And
when this happens, why
would Ukrainians fight and
die any longer, just to sac-
rifice for the indefensible?
HowearlycouldUkraine
reach that point is the spec-
ulation. For last six months,
its forces are running
alarmingly and hazard-
ously low on ammunition,
troops and air defences. Its
much-publicised counter-
offensive of 2023 failed to
recapture the ground Rus-
sian Army had seized and
now Putin is gearing up for
a fresh battle season.
So, what will that look
like and what could be its
likely strategic objectives?
I foresee the shape of of-
fensive to be clear as
Zelensky has a very long
front line to defend and he
need to defend all of it. The
Russians being the superior
side in the battle can now
choose where and when
they commit their five-to-
one advantage in artillery,
ammunition, and a surplus
of people reinforced using
newish weapons. Kharkiv,
Donbas or Zaporizhzhia,
all fronts expose vulnera-
bility of Ukraine.
Was Ukraine taken for a
pole vault by the US? Yes,
it appeared so. Zelensky
was made to believe that
US has its back and that the
country is at liberty to
choose the alliances it
dreamt of in its own inter-
est. But when the war en-
tered its most crucial phase,
Washington, under some or
the other pretext started de-
lays in supporting the war-
ring nation with where-
withal. After stalling for
months, the US Congress
finally approved USD 61
billion military assistance
to Ukraine in April 24.
However, of the funds
cleared most are allowing
US to procure new weapon
systems directly from their
own defence contractors
which would only benefit
their own economy.
The doubt is whether
this will make a difference
and for how long?
WhiletheBidenadminis-
tration struggled to re-grant
assistance to Ukraine, its
European allies failed to
hold the hand in the interim
period.WithUSpresidential
elections scheduled at the
end of the year and both
contestants having differing
views on assisting Ukraine,
future assistance is uncer-
tain.Zelensky’sdesperation
isevidentinitstroopsshort-
fallsashepassedanewcon-
troversial conscription law
which reduces mobilization
age by two years. Deficien-
cy and lack of support from
the west and war weariness
have resulted in Ukrainian
youtheludingimposedcon-
scriptions.Thejoysoffight-
ing for the nation are cur-
rently at a low ebb in
Ukraine.Youth, is observed
either moving out of the
country or, dodge conscrip-
tion by bribing officials.
On the other hand, it is
also perceptible that sanc-
tions on Russia have had
littleimpact.Militaryequip-
ment continues to flow in
from North Korea and Iran
while China relentlessly
shares dual use technology.
The Moscow-Pyongyang-
Tehran-Beijing axis is be-
comingstronger.EvenMos-
cow’soldallyIndiastoodby
them in the times of need in
purchasing crude to support
Russian economy.
Russia soon is likely to
renew the offensive this
summer and is in a position
to choose where pressure
must be applied as it pos-
sesses the resources and ini-
tiative.Kievatthisstagecan
onlyreacttoRussianactions
and just manage damage
control measures. While
Russianmanpowerresourc-
es can recoup its human
losses, Ukraine does not en-
joy this luxury. Therefore,
while Kiev is approaching
India & other nations for
peace talks sticking to its
original demand of total
withdrawal, Russia sits qui-
etly, aware it holds the aces
for a final show down.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
CONSCRIPTION
CRISIS
While the Biden administration
struggled to re-grant
assistance to Ukraine, its
European allies failed to
hold the hand in the interim
period. With US presidential
elections scheduled at the
end of the year and both
contestants having differing
views on assisting Ukraine,
future assistance is uncertain.
Zelensky’s desperation
is evident in its troops
shortfalls as he passed a new
controversial conscription law
which reduces mobilization
age by two years. Deficiency
and lack of support from the
west and war weariness have
resulted in Ukrainian youth
eluding imposed conscriptions.
The joys of fighting for the
nation are currently at a
low ebb in Ukraine. Youth,
is observed either moving
out of the country or, dodge
conscription by bribing officials.
General Sir Richard, the erstwhile commander of
the UK’s Joint Forces warned that Ukraine could
face defeat by Russia in 2024 as there is a serious
risk of losing the war due to sever crunch on
human resource and war equipment. The reason I
gather is that Ukraine may realise it just can’t
sustain or win. And when this happens, why would
Ukrainians fight and die any longer, just to
sacrifice for the indefensible?
O
Col Anupam
Jaitly (R)
The writer is defence
expert, motivational
speaker and corporate
trainer
ISUKRAINE
CRUMBLING
People wait in queues to cast their votes during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, at a
polling booth in Sopore, in Baramulla district, on Monday. PTI
5TH PHASE VOTING OVER
 57.52% turnout recorded till 7.45 pm
 J&K’s Baramulla witnesses record
54.67% polling highest since 1984
First India Bureau
New Delhi
The fifth phase of Lok
Sabha elections regis-
tered a voter turnout of
57.52 per cent till 7.45
pm, the Election Com-
mission said on Monday.
With the end of polls in
the fifth phase, voting
has been completed in 25
states and Union Territo-
ries and 428 constituen-
cies in the ongoing Lok
Sabha elections. Two
more phases – on May 25
and June 1 – are remain-
ing now.
Alarge number of vot-
ers were still in the queue
at polling stations even at
6 pm, the Election Com-
mission of India said.
The Election Commis-
sion of India said the fi-
nal turnout will only be
available after the results,
with the counting of post-
al ballots and its addition
to the total voting per-
centage. MORE ON P6
ELECTION COMMISSIONER GETS OVER 1000
COMPLAINTS FROM PARTIES IN WEST BENGAL
Political parties in West Bengal lodged complaints with the
Election Commission about malfunctioning EVMs, agents
being stopped from entering polling booths, agents being
attacked and voters being threatened or stopped from go-
ing to cast their votes in different constituencies.
PROMINENT VOTERS
73%
WEST BENGAL
Highest
49.04%
MAHARASHTRA
Lowest
PHASE 5
VOTING %
57.52%
(to be updated)
64.16%
In 2019
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WINDOW
Nepal Prime Minister
Prachanda wins vote of
confidence in Nepal’s
Parliament; 4th time in
last one-&-a half years
 Chinabreathesfire
asTaiwan’snew
PresidentLaiChing-te
assertssovereignty
 Pakistan’s former
PM Imran Khan, others
acquitted in two
vandalism cases
 Ex-US Prez Donald
Trump before his trial
at Manhattan Criminal
Court on Monday.
 Two killed, 10
injured as woman goes
on stabbing spree at
school in China
UnideKingdom’s
infectedbloodscandal
thatkilled3,000was
coveredup,saysreport
 International
CriminalCourt’s
prosecutorseeks
arrestofPMNetanyahu
Nation remembers and
pays tributes to former
Prime Minister Late Rajiv
Gandhi on his 33rd death
anniversary.
IN BRIEF
ED seeks extension of
Kejriwal’s custody by
14 days after June 2
New Delhi: The En-
forcement Directorate on
Monday sought a 14-
days extension to Delhi
CMArvind Kejriwal’s
judicial custody from
RouseAvenue Court in
the money laundering
case related to the now
scrapped Delhi liquor
policy. Kejriwal is cur-
rently out on interim bail.
Father of Pune teen,
who killed 2 techies
with Porsche charged
Pune: The police have
filed a case against the
father of 17-year-old
Pune boy who killed
two people while driv-
ing a Porsche under the
influence of alcohol.
The pub where the mi-
nor boy was served al-
cohol also faces a po-
lice case, the local po-
lice said on Monday.
Agra: Cash recovery
rises to `57 cr in I-T
action against traders
New Delhi: The Income
Tax Dept has recovered
Rs 57 crore in “unac-
counted” cash in the on-
going raids against some
Agra-based shoe busi-
nessmen, officials said on
Monday. Cash worth Rs
57 crore has been recov-
ered during raids at some
shoe traders and their
linked entities inAgra.
18 dead as pick-up
vehicle overturns in
Chhattisgarh district
Kawardha: Seventeen
women and a man were
killed and four others
injured when a mini
goods vehicle they were
travelling in plunged
into a valley in Chhat-
tisgarh’s Kabirdham
district on Monday, po-
lice said. The accident
occurred around 1.45
pm on Banjari Ghat
near Bahpani village
under Kukdur police
station limits, a police
official said.
ODISHATOHAVEDOUBLE
ENGINEGOVT:PMMODI
First India Bureau
Dhenkanal (Odisha)
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi on Monday exuded
confidence of BJP gov-
ernment’s formation in
Odisha. At an election
rally here, PM lashed out
at ruling Biju Janata Dal
(BJD) led by Odisha CM
Naveen Patnaik and said
that a double double-en-
gine government is going
to be formed for the first
time in Odisha.
Seeking votes for the
party candidate Sambit
Patra for Puri Lok Sabha
seat, “Ghar-ghar se ek hi
awaaj aa rahi hai - Odis-
ha me pehali baar double
engine ki sarkar’(Avoice
is coming from every
house that for the first
time, there is going to be
a double-engine govern-
ment in Odisha...) Today
the entire Odisha is
thinking that they have
given 25 years to the BJD
govt but what they have
got in these years?...” P6
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit to Jagannath
temple, in Puri, on Monday. PTI
Iranian Prez Raisi,
FM confirmed dead
Agencies
Tehran
Iranian President Ebra-
him Raisi and Foreign
Minister HosseinAmir-
Abdollahian along with
some senior Iranian of-
ficials were confirmed
to have died in a heli-
copter crash in north-
western Iran on Sun-
day. The accident hap-
pened as President
Raisi and his entourage
were returning from
Khoda Afarin region
in Iran’s northwest-
ern province of East
Azarbaijan. Those
killed inclue Presi-
dent Raisi, Foreign
Minister Amir-Abdol-
lahian, Friday prayers
leader of TabrizAyatol-
lah MohammadAliAl-
e-Hashem, Governor of
East Azarbaijan Malek
Rahmati and others.
PM MODI CONDOLES
PREZ RAISI’S DEATH
PM Narendra Modi
on Monday condoled
the demise of Iranian
President Ebrahim Raisi
in a fatal helicopter crash.
Meanwhile, India has an-
nounced a one-day state
mourning on Tuesday as
a mark of respect for Ira-
nian President Ebrahim
Raisi, the Union Home
Ministry has announced.
4 ISIS terrorists held
at Ahmedabad airport
RBSE class 12 result:
Prachi creates history
First India Bureau
Ahmedabad
Four suspected ISIS ter-
rorists were arrested from
the Ahmedabad airport,
days after the airport re-
ceived a bomb threat.The
terrorists are believed to
be citizens of Sri Lanka.
The Gujarat Anti-Ter-
ror Squad made the ar-
rests when they were al-
legedly waiting at the
airport for their handler.
The suspected terror-
ists have been identified
as Mohammad Nusrat
(33), Mohammad Farish
(35), Mohammad Nafran
(27) and Mohammad
Rashdeen (43).
Dimple Sharma &
Shubham Jain
Jaipur/Ajmer
As the result of 12th board
examination was released
by Rajasthan Board of
Secondary Education on
Monday, Prachi Soni, a
science student of
Khairthal, broke all re-
cords through her perfect
score in all subjects. Soni,
a student of Ikrotiya vil-
lage near Bibirani of Al-
war Khairthal, has topped
inRajasthan.Withherper-
fect score in all subjects,
she has created history.
Barmer’s Taruna
Choudhary secured 99.80
percent marks in senior
secondary- science ex-
amination of the Ra-
jasthan Board of Second-
ary Education. The re-
sults of RBSE 12th Arts,
Science and Commerce
were released on Mon-
day. MORE ON P5
Suspected ISIS terrorists in the
custody of Gujarat ATS.
BHILWARA BRUTALITY
2 get death for raping, burning alive minor
Shivprakash Purohit &
Pankaj Garg
Bhilwara
POCSO court in
Bhilwara on
Monday award-
ed death sentence to two
men for raping and burn-
ing alive a 14-year-old girl
in a coal furnace inAugust
last year.
“Kalu and Kanha were
awarded death penalty by
the court,” Special Public
Prosecutor Mahaveer
Singh Kishnawat said.
The court on Saturday
had convicted the two for
the crime that took place
in August last year. Sev-
en others accused of de-
stroying evidence were
acquitted by the court.
Kishnawat said the ac-
quittal will be challenged
in the high court.
ADG Dinesh MN had
played a crucial role in the
case as he had visited the
spot and ensured speedy
probe in the matter.
Welcoming the deci-
sion, the victim’s mother
said justice has been
done and she was satis-
fied with the punishment.
The girl had gone
missing while she had
gone to graze cattle on
August 2 last year. The
two men raped her and
then hit her with sticks.
Considering her dead,
they threw her in a coal
furnace. Locals spotted
bracelet of the girl there
following which the
bones were recovered
from the spot. P5
Police at the coal furnace after the crime came to light. FILE
A
Prime Minister says a group of vested and corrupt individuals has
virtually held CM Patnaik captive, hindering Odisha’s development
BRANDMODIOUTCOME
OFPEOPLE’STRUST:PM
Describing himself as
a doer, PM Narendra
Modi has said the
perception of Brand Modi is
the outcome of the trust of
the people he has gained
in his over two decades of
public life. In an interview to
PTI, he said he will do what-
ever it takes to make India
developed by 2047.
RESTORING STATEHOOD
IN J&K OUR PROMISE: PM
Prime Minister Nar-
endra Modi has said
his government has
made a “solemn promise”
for the restoration of Jammu
and Kashmir’s statehood
and would stand by it, add-
ing the Centre was working
very hard to create the right
conditions.
First India Bureau
Karnal/Jhajjar
Addressing an election
rallies in Karnal and
Jhajjar, Union Home
Minister Shah praised
former Haryana CM
Manohar Lal Khattar,
saying his government
stopped the “sale” of
jobs. “Under the BJP’s
rule, jobs are given on
merit. It was Khattar
whomadeHaryana‘vik-
sit’(developed).”
He said after Khattar,
youth leader Nayab Sin-
gh Saini is in command.
Shah said that earlier,
agriculturebudgetusedto
be around Rs 22,000
crore, Modi govt raised it
to Rs 1.25 lakh crore. P6
In Haryana, Amit Shah lauds
ML Khattar, Nayab Singh Saini
HMAmitShahwithformer
HaryanaCMMLKhattarat
arally,inKarnal,onMonday.
Mai Gujarat se
aaya hun, mai
Somnath ki
dharti se aaya hun, mai
Jagannath ki dharti ko
pranam karne aaya hun’
(I have come from
Gujarat, from the land of
Somnath to pay respect
to the land of Jagannath).
NARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER
CM HAILS VERDICT IN
BHILWARA CASE
CM Bhajan Lal
Sharma welcomed
the decision on
Bhilwara’s Kotri incident and
said, “The decision of the
court to give death penalty
to the Kotri case culprits in
2023 is welcome. Today,
during the tenure of BJP’s
double engine govt, there
is a policy of zero tolerance
against crime. Today there
is no place for crime and
criminals in Rajasthan and if
anyone even dares to com-
mit a crime, they will not be
spared at any cost.”
Aishwary Pradhan
Rajnath Singh
Amitabh Bachchan
Smriti Irani
Dharmendra
Mukesh Ambani
Sachin Tendulkar
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Jaipur
The Jaipur Development
Authority’s enforcement
squad fully razed three
new unlawful colonies
on approximately 18 big-
has of private agricultur-
al land in the ecological
zone of Zone 10.
Mahendra Kumar
Sharma, Chief Controller
of Enforcement, stated
that approximately 1
bigha of private agricul-
tural land on Agra Road,
was levelled without
JDA consent.
He also added that the
process of recovering ex-
penses from JDAdemoli-
tion proceedings shall be
ensured by the interested
parties.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
An elephant health
screening camp was held
in Hathi Village. The
health of approximately
80 elephants will be as-
sessed throughout the
two-day camp.
During this, blood,
urine, dung, eye, and
mouth swabs are collect-
ed from elephants. Jag-
dish Gupta, Park Conser-
vator of Wildlife Zoo,
oversaw the camp. The
senior veterinarian is tak-
ing samples and provid-
ing information to ma-
houts on the summer
food for elephants.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Hariom Patidar, one of
the accused arrested in SI
paper leak case, has been
considered innocent by
the SOG during investi-
gation. Patidar was ar-
rested on April 14. He
has filed an application
for release in the court.
Chief Metropolitan
Magistrate Mandvi Rajvi
will give order on the ap-
plication on May 24.
On the other hand, ju-
dicial custody of 25 ac-
cused has been extended
till June 1. SOG has filed
chargesheet against them
on May 1.
Judicial custody of 20
other arrested accused
has been extended to 24
May. The paper was
leaked by Rajesh Khan-
delwal, superintendent of
an exam center, for Rs 10
lakh. Meanwhile, SC has
refused to hear the case.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The scorching heat of
summer continues in Ra-
jasthan. On Sunday, Jai-
pur’s temperature was
45.9 degrees Celsius,
higher than in the border
districts of Barmer, Jais-
almer, and Bikaner.
This was the hottest
May temperature in
Jaipur in the past eight
years. However, in the
evening, there was a
thunderstorm with light
drizzle in some areas.
The Jaipur Weather Cen-
tre has issued a severe
heat advisory that will
last four days, until May
23. A red heat alert was
issued in five districts on
May 21st, and in ten or
more districts on May
22nd and 23rd.
For the first time, a
nighttime warning has
also been issued. Mean-
while, heatwave here
claimed the life of a man
from Uttar Pradesh, po-
lice said. The body of a
44-year-old man was
identified as Mahendra
Kushwah, a resident of
Hathras in Uttar Pradesh.
Vikas Sharma
Jaipur
Looking at the poor con-
dition of electricity in the
state, the Discom admin-
istration gave monitoring
orders to all superintend-
ing engineers after which
they got into action. It
has instructed officials to
monitor daily tripping of
11 KV feeders in view of
the rising heat.
Instructions have been
given to identify feeders
with high tripping and
take concrete action for
improvement. Monthly
tripping will be reviewed
in the review meeting at
the level of Discom.
Along with this, in-
structions to send daily/
monthly feeder tripping
information to SE SMUs
has also been given.
Notably, at the begin-
ning of May, daily supply
stood at 1.8 million units,
whereas on May 10th, it
soared to 2.63 million
units, record this season
During this period, May
9th saw the highest re-
corded peak demand of
1276 megawatts.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Additional Chief Secre-
tary Medical and Health
Shubhra Singh has giv-
en instructions to regu-
larly review activities for
prevention and control of
seasonal diseases like
dengue, malaria, etc. In
view of the increasing
cases of dengue in Bi-
kaner, she asked officials
to be extra vigilant.
Director Public Health
Dr Ravi Prakash Mathur
said that the Bikaner
zone was being reviewed
regularly. “Besides, the
state level team also in-
spected the arrange-
ments. Instructions have
been given to Bikaner’s
Joint Director Zone,
ChiefMedicalandHealth
Officer and Deputy Chief
Medical and Health Of-
ficer (Health) to improve
the shortcomings found
during the inspection. In-
structions have been giv-
en to visit the dengue af-
fected areas in the dis-
trict,” he said.
JDA used bulldozers to demolish the illegal structures.
Elephants at the camp on Monday.  MUKESH KIRADOO
Dusty winds and light showers were witnessed in Jaipur early on Monday morning. Although as the day progressed, tempratures continued to rise and public could be seen trying to fend off the
scorching heat as intense heatwave conditions persist throught the state. MUKESH KIRADOO AND NAIM KHAN
Despite scattered storms and showers, there seems to be no respite from the intense summer heat
Heatwave grips Rajasthan
HOTTESTMAYDAYINEIGHTYEARS Discom steps
up monitoring
of power cuts
ACS Singh calls for
vigilance against
seasonal diseases
Bail petition was withdrawn on instructions of Supreme Court
JC extended for 25 accused in SI
paper leak case, one gets clean chit
CRIME
ROUNDUP
‘Daya Bhaav’
On Monday, Krishna Kunal, Secretary of School Education, buried coconuts filled with
ghee, sugar, and flour in the ground at the Shiksha Sankul to provide food for ants,
thereby conveying a message of compassion towards all living creatures.
BIKANER: CACHE OF
WEAPONS SEIZED BY
POLICE, TWO HELD
Bikaner police
seized a stash of
illegal weapons.
Eleven firearms, 20
magazines, and 40 car-
tridges were retrieved.
The police detained
two people. Weapons
were transported from
Madhya Pradesh, and
plans were devised to
perpetrate crimes across
multiple districts, SP
Gautam stated.
WAR ON FOOD ADULTERATION: 20,000 KG
CONTAMINATED SPICES SEIZED IN JAIPUR
Big news on ‘War on Pure Food Adultera-
tion’ campaign has surfaced. There was a
raid under the supervision of Food Com-
missioner Iqbal Khan and Additional Commissioner
Pankaj Ojha. The team
initiated action against
Varsha Enterprises on
VKI Road No.9. The
team discovered chile
powder being prepared by
grinding the stalks on the
spot. Furthermore, turmeric powder and coriander
powder were created by blending colors. The crew
took around 20,000 kilos of spices from the location,
believing they were contaminated.
ACBSEIZESGOLDFROM
LANDINSPECTOR’S
LOCKERINBRIBERYCASE
FIRING ON MEDICAL
SHOP IN BHANKROTA,
NO ONE REPORTED HURT
BOMB THREAT AT JECC:
BOMB SQUAD REACHES
SCENE, PROBE INITIATED
Land records
inspector Dinesh
Panchal was
caught while accepting
a bribe. ACB team also
opened the accused’s
bank locker which con-
tained 1 kg 146 grams of
gold. Five 100-gram gold
biscuits and gold jewelry
weighing 646 grams were
found. He was detained
on May 18 for accepting a
bribe of Rs 25 thousand.
In a shocking
incident in Jaipur,
some miscreants
opened fire at a medical
establishment in Jaipur’s
Bhankrota police station
neighborhood. The bullets
pierced the wall, shattering
the glass while the owner of
the medical store narrowly
escaped from life threaten-
ing injuries. Miscreants fled
the scene on a bike follow-
ing the incident.
A threat to put a
bomb at Sitapura’s
JECC has been
received. This type of
call came into the police
control room. Jaipur police
personnel arrived to the
JECC. The bomb squad
has also reached JECC.
DCP South arrived at the
area. ACP Surendra Singh
also arrived at the scene.
The entire complex is under
serious investigation.
JDAdemolishesthreeillegalcoloniesin
Zone-10, frees up 18 bigha agri land
Two-day health screening camp for
elephants underway at Hathi village
No relief for civil
judge in promotion
dispute: Rules SC
First India Bureau
Jaipur
A civil judge did not get
relief in a promotion case
as Supreme Court has up-
held the decision of Raj-
asthan HC. Ravi Bala
Singh got appointment in
the year 2005 as Civil
Judge but could not get
promotion due to poor
service record. Singh
filed a petition before the
High court but did not get
relief after which he ap-
proached supreme court.
PLANS FOR MONSOON
5L trees to be planted in mining areas
Nirmal Tiwari
Jaipur
ines Secretary
Anandi, during
a meeting with
senior officials of the de-
partment, emphasized on
tree plantation in clusters
during the monsoon.
About five lakh trees
will be planted and pri-
ority will be given to
trees that provide shade
and bear fruits. The de-
partment officers, in co-
ordination with the local
administration and for-
est department, will pro-
cure saplings and get
them planted.
Anandi said that ac-
cording to a rough esti-
mate, more than five
lakh saplings will be
planted in the mining
sector this monsoon.
“One officer each in all
departmental offices will
be given the responsibil-
ity of overseeing the
work, while at the head-
quarters level,Additional
Director Environment
and Development Deep-
ak Tanwar will monitor
it,” she said.
Anandi said that par-
ticipation of mine own-
ers will be ensured in
the programme. In the
mining lease areas of
every district, where
work has stopped, in-
structions have been
given to identify one
mine and carry out ex-
tensive tree plantation.
M
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HAJ FLIGHTS FROM TERMINAL 1
Jaipur International Airport ready for Haj flights starting from today
First India Bureau
Jaipur
s many as 4000
pilgrims are set
to embark on
Haj from Jaipur interna-
tional Airport during the
week-long pilgrimage
tour starting from Tues-
day,May21.AroundNine
Code-E aircraft (Airbus
330) of 433 passengers
each are scheduled to de-
part to Madinah till May
27. The arrivals will be
from July 4 till July 11.
“All preparations have
been done. We are ready
to welcome the Pilgrims.
Unlike last time, all de-
parting flights will be
Code-E type aircraft with
433 capacity each. Dur-
ing Haj Operations, nine
departures are scheduled
to Madinah in the month
of May and nine arrivals
from Jeddha are sched-
uled in the month of July.
Last year we had suc-
cessfully handled the Haj
Operations and all pil-
grims were very happy
with the arrangements.
This year also we will
ensure seamless travel
with all necessary ar-
rangements and services
in place,” said a senior
Airport official.
From May 21 to 27th
one flight will take off
dailytoMadinahonTues-
day, Thursday, Saturday,
Sunday, and Monday
while two flights daily are
scheduled onWednesday,
and Friday. Similarly, ar-
rivals will start from July
4 to July 11th 2024. Dur-
ing this period, daily one
flight from Jeddha will
land at JaipurAirport. On
Sunday there will be two
arrivals.
Officials taking stock of preps ahead of Haj flights from T-1 at Jaipur Airport on Monday.
A
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l Haj flight operations to start from
well decorated Terminal 1 from today
l Code-E type aircraft with 433 pax
capacity will depart daily for Madinah
SAMPLES FAIL TEST
RMSCL bans 8 companies
from supplying medicines
Fine of `25.66 cr on
mother of ex-MLA
Property dispute case
of Bharatpur royal family
heard in SDM court
Girls outshine boys in RBSE Class XIIth
results; Barmer girl scores 499 of 500
Vikas Sharma
Jaipur
Rajasthan Medical Ser-
vices Corporation Limit-
ed has banned eight com-
panies from supplying 10
different medicines after
their samples failed the
standard test. Managing
Director of RMSCL,
Neha Giri said thatAgron
Remedies Cough Syrup
and Chloramphenicol
Eye Drop 0.5 % , Hydro-
cortisone Sodium Injec-
tion to Alliance Biotech,
Artesunate Injection to
ANG Life Sciences, Li-
nus Life Care Co Dor-
zolamide Eye Drop 2 % ,
Maxwell Life Sciences
has been banned for a cer-
tain period after samples
of Salbutamol syrup were
found to be sub-standard.
Giri said that Domperi-
done Suspension to
Medipol Pharmaceutical,
Samchem is supplied
with Iron and Folic Acid
Syrup and Liquid Paraf-
fin and Scott Edil has
been banned for supply-
ing medicines after sam-
ples of Itraconazole cap-
sules did not pass the
drug test. Giri, however,
said that the management
of purchase and supply of
medicines under the
Chief Minister Free Med-
icine Scheme is being
strengthened with special
focus on the quality of
medicines.
Wajahat Akhtar
Tonk
The mother of Congress
leader and former MLA
Prashant Bairwa has been
found guilty of illegal
mining after which the
mines department has is-
sued a demand notice of
more than Rs 25.66 crore.
The department issued
a notice in the name of
Ashalata Devi, mother of
Bairwal. It is alleged that
about 1,90,114.38 metric
tons of stone was illegally
mined. Questions are be-
ing raised on the notice
which was given barely a
few months after change
in the government. After
Prashant Bairwa’s name
came up in the case, Tonk
Mineral Department offi-
cials were also avoiding
speaking openly.
Illegal mining of quartz
stone continued for a long
time under the nose of the
department but soon after
the change in the govern-
ment, the officials issued
the notice. There is a
quartz stone mine in the
demarcated area of about
4.5 hectares in the Baroni,
Tonk in name ofAshalata.
Govt suffered revenue
loss due to mining outside
demarcated area.
“If the amount is not
depositedin30daysofthe
notice period, the lease
can be canceled,”, Sohan-
lal Suthar mining depart-
ment official said inTonk.
Ravi Katara
Bharatpur
Intheongoingdisputeover
property,ateamoflawyers
reachedSDMofficeonbe-
half of Vishvendra Singh
while those from Divya
SinghalsoreachedBharat-
pur from Jaipur on Mon-
day.An in-camera hearing
wasconductedintheSDM
court. The next hearing in
the case will be held on
May 24. Advocates from
both sides argued their
points. Advocate Gulraj,
Gopal Khandelwal said,
“The court heard us and
the decision will be taken
in the next hearing.”
In the past too, there
was a bitter spat between
father and son on Twitter
(now called X). The
blame game continued
and has now reached the
court.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Around 10 to 15 students
from Bharatpur are
stranded in Kyrgyzstan
as the situation continues
to be tense there. Omen-
dra, a resident of Mahal-
pur Kachhi of Rupwas
area, who is stuck, said,
“I need food and water
but no help is being pro-
vided.”
Meanwhile, Chief
Minister Bhajan Lal
Sharma assured that the
government was taking
necessary steps for the
safety of students study-
ing in Kyrgyzstan. “Of-
ficials of the Chief Min-
ister’s Office are in touch
with the Ministry of Ex-
ternal Affairs. Students
from Rajasthan should
not feel alone. All neces-
sary steps are being taken
for their safety,” he said.
PTI
Kota
A joint squad of forest
and police departments
on Monday demolished
three illegal construc-
tions, including a farm-
house of a Cong leader,
during an anti-encroach-
ment drive in Anantpura
area here, officials said.
Around 300 personnel
from Rajasthan Armed
Constabulary (RAC) and
police and forest depart-
ments reached the area
with JCB machines early
Monday morning and be-
gan razing the illegal con-
structions on forest land
spanning over 4,300
square metres, they said.
The farmhouse belonging
to Amin Pathan, Raj
Cong gen secy, was
among 3 encroachments
demolished, Kota DFO
Apoorv Srivastav said.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Additional Director Gen-
eral of Police Dinesh MN
hadplayedapivotalrolein
the Bhilwara minor girl
rape and
murder case.
He had
rushed to the
spot and in-
spected the
crime spot and also spoke
to people present there.
While speaking to the me-
dia, Dinesh MN had said
that they would try for the
strictest punishment. “We
will try for the trial in the
fast track court,” he had
told the media.
“Thisincidentcomesin
the category of heinous
crime.The police have ar-
rested the accused and ef-
forts will be made to com-
plete the investigation as
soon as possible. There is
no pardon for this crime
and the accused should be
given a death penalty. All
possible evidence is being
collected to ensure maxi-
mum sentence for the ac-
cused,” MN had said.
CM assures to
help all stranded
students in KGZ
Cong leader Amin
Pathan’s illegal
farmhouse razed
Ex-MLA Prashant Bairwa with his
mother Ashalata Devi. FILE
(L) Vishvendra Singh (R) Divya Singh and Anirudh Singh FILE
Accused being taken to court in custody in Bharatpur on Monday.
DineshMN’srole
crucialinfasttrial
ASHOK GEHLOT, OTHERS
WELCOME DECISION
Ex-CM Ashok Gehlot
welcomed the
decision of Bhilwara
POCSO court to award death
sentence to two men who
gang raped and murdered a
14 year old girl last year. He
said his former government
had taken immediate action
against the accused in this
incident and arrested them.
“At that time
ADG Crime
was sent to
the spot and
the case was
taken up un-
der the Case
Officer Scheme. The charge
sheet of this case was
filed within about a month.
Within about 10 months,
these culprits have been
sentenced,” he said. AICC
Secretary Dheeraj Gurjar
also welcomed the decision.
“This unforgivable incident
was a stain on society and
entire humanity,” he said.
ALWARGIRLTOPSRBSEXIITH
RESULTS
WITHPERFECTSCOREINALLSUBJECTS
Ashvini Yadav
Alwar
As the result of 12th
board examination was
released by Rajasthan
Board of Secondary Edu-
cation on Monday, Prachi
Soni, a science student of
Khairthal, broke all re-
cords through her perfect
score in all subjects.
Soni, a student of Ik-
rotiya village near Bibi-
rani of Alwar Khairthal,
has topped in Rajasthan.
With her perfect score in
all subjects, she has cre-
ated history.
In a conversation with
First India, an elated Soni
said that the credit for her
success goes to the teach-
ers and family members,
who always had faith in
her. She said, “I used to
come across students
scoring 100 and being
toppers in Rajasthan. I
also decided to be a top-
per. One has to study but
teachers’ guidance plays
an important role. They
cleared all my doubts. I
knew that I would get
good marks and would
top but getting 100 marks
in all the subjects has
come as a surprise.”
Soni aspires to become
an IAS officer in future.
Dimple Sharma 
Shubham Jain
Jaipur/Ajmer
The results of Rajasthan
Board of Secondary Edu-
cation 12th Arts, Science
and Commerce were re-
leased on Monday. The
result of science stream
was 97.73 percent while
the result of arts and
commerce streams was
96.88 percent and 98.95
percent respectively.
Taruna Choudhary, a
resident of Barmer, got a
total of 499 marks out of
500. She secured 100 out
of 100 marks in all the
subjects Hindi, Physics,
Chemistry and Mathe-
matics. In English, she
scored 99 marks out of
100. Taruna's father
Vishnu Bhagwan Choud-
hary is a lawyer by pro-
fession. Board Adminis-
trator and Divisional
Commissioner Mahesh
Chandra Sharma released
the results on Monday
afternon.
Secretary Kailash
Chandra Sharma said
that 8,66, 270 students
were registered for the
examinations. At the
same time, 3671 students
were registered in Senior
Upadhyaya. Last year the
commerce result was
96.60 percent, science
result was 95.65 percent
and arts result was 92.32
percent.
Bhilwara minor gangrape case
Prachi Soni, resident of Khairthal, has worked hard and secured 100 percent marks in the science
stream. Prachi with her school teachers and family in Alwar on Monday.
SCIENCE
STREAM
ARTS
STREAM
COMMERCE
STREAM
Prachi Soni, science
student from
Khairthal, Alwar
broke all records
Taruna Chaudhary (Barmer)
2,60,078 5,78,494
CANDIDATES
REGISTERED
CANDIDATES
REGISTERED
2,58,071 5,69,575
CANDIDATES
APPEARED
CANDIDATES
APPEARED
97.73%
RESULT
96.88%
RESULT
26,622
CANDIDATES
REGISTERED
26,418
CANDIDATES
APPEARED
98.95%
RESULT
Hearty congratulations and best wishes to all the
students who have passed the 12th Board Exam-
2024 in Science, Arts and Commerce subjects
by Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education. Also, those
students who did not get success this time should not be
disappointed at all. Work hard again with new zeal and
enthusiasm, I am sure that you will definitely succeed! My
blessings are with all of you. #RBSEResult
Bhajanlal Sharma (Modi Ka Parivar)@BhajanlalBjp
Knowledge is the ultimate goal!
Hearty congratulations to all the students
who have succeeded in Rajasthan 12th Board
with their study, concentration  intelligence. Those
candidates who could not get the expected results should
not be disappointed. Study again with new enthusiasm
and energy. All of you have to play an important role in
the progress of Rajasthan and building of India. Best
wishes for a bright future
Ashok Gehlot@ashokgehlot51
Hearty
congratulations
and best wishes
to all the students who
passed the 12th Board
Main Examination-2024
in Science, Arts and
Commerce subjects
by Rajasthan Board of
Secondary Education
Madan Dilawar
@madandilawar
Hearty
congratulationsto
all students who
passed 12th RBSE Board
Main Examination-2024.
Best wishes for a bright
future for all of you, and
hearty congratulations
to your parents and
teachers!
Diya Kumari
@KumariDiya
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FIFTH PHASE POLLING
Nearly 49 pc polling till 5 pm in Maharashtra’s
13 LS seats; corporate leaders, celebrities vote
PTI
Mumbai
n average voter
turnout of 48.66
per cent was re-
corded till 5 pm on Mon-
day in 13 Lok Sabha
seats in Maharashtra, in-
cluding half a dozen in
Mumbai, in the fifth and
final phase of elections in
the state as Bollywood
actors, corporate leaders
and prominent politi-
cians came out to exer-
cise their franchise, as
per poll officials.
With an hour to go for
formal end of the polling
time, the state CEC’s of-
fice clarified any voter
who is at the queue at 6
pm is entitled to vote.
“The polling station
will continue to function
till all voters who were at
the queue at 6 pm cast
their vote,” it maintained.
Of the 13 constituen-
cies spread across the
Mumbai region and
North Maha, the highest
turnout was in Dindori in
Nashik at 57.06 per cent,
while the lowest was in
Kalyan in Thane district
at 41.70 per cent.
Among the other seats,
Palghar recorded 54.32
per cent polling, Nashik
51.16 per cent, Bhiwandi
48.89 per cent, Dhule
48.81 per cent, Mumbai
North 46.91 per cent,
Mumbai North Central
47.32 per cent, Mumbai
North East 48.67 per
cent, Mumbai North
West 49.79 per cent,
Mumbai South 44.22 per
cent, Mumbai South
Central 48.26 per cent
and Thane 45.38 per
cent, the officials said.
CM Eknath Shinde
voted along with his fam-
ily members at a booth in
Thane, which is his po-
litical turf.
Voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting
their votes for the fifth phase of LS elections, in Mumbai, Monday.
A
PTI
New Delhi
Showing unwavering
confidence, Prime Minis-
ter Narendra Modi
claimed that Bharatiya
Janata Party will come
out on top as the single
biggest party in the south
and the ruling alliance
will cross its expectation
of over 400 seats in the
ongoing LS elections.
The general elections
are being held in seven
phases, with June 1 being
the last day of polling.
The results will be out on
June 4.
“Our strategy for the
entire nation is the same.
Phir ek baar modi sarkar.
Aur chaar June 400
paar,” Modi said in an
interview to PTI Videos
on Sunday night.
Modi claimed that the
saffron party’s opponents
have created a miscon-
ception that the saffron
party is not strong in the
southern region of the
country.
“Look at 2019 elec-
tions. The largest party
even then in the south was
BJP. Again, I say this: the
largest party in the South
this time will be BJP, and
its allies will add more
(seats) to it,” he said.
NDAtosurpass400seats,BJP
leadinginSouth,saysPMModi
Varanasi: PM Narendra Modi will
interact with more than 25,000
women on Tuesday in his Varanasi
parliamentary constituency. Arvind Mishra,
the BJP’s media in-charge for the district,
said on Monday that Modi will interact
with the women -- homemakers, doctors,
teachers, business owners, advocates, and
athletes -- during a ‘Matri Shakti Sammle-
lan’ at Sampurnanand Sanskrit University.
Modi is eyeing a hat-trick from the constitu-
ency, having secured victories in 2014 and
2019. He is up against the Congress’ Ajay
Rai. Mishra said women BJP workers have
been instructed to bring 10 women from
every booth. Mahila Morcha functionaries
are inviting various social organisations,
students and teachers of women’s colleges
to the event. The BJP’s women office-bear-
ers are also going door to door to inform
women about the conference, he added.
Varanasi goes to the polls on June 1.
PMMODITOHOLD‘MATRISHAKTISAMMLELAN’,INTERACTWITH25,000WOMEN
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an interview with PTI, in Bhubaneswar.
1 Out Of 7 iPhones in
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manufactured in India.
I have not spoken a
word against
minorities, but will not
accept any ‘special
citizens’.
6 crore jobs created in
6-7 years.
Chabahar pact
important milestone;
to provide connectivity
to Afghanistan, Central
Asia.
People in Odisha have
made up mind for
change, difficult for BJD
to survive.
Even if I act out of self-
interest, my own
welfare lies in welfare
of Constitution.
Congress let national
interest suffer in
dealing with Pakistan.
India to participate in
G-7, Ukraine peace
summits.
TOP QUOTES
OF PM MODI
PTI
New Delhi
Union Home Minister
Amit Shah, seeking vote
for the BJP in the South
Delhi constituency on
Monday, assailed the
Congress and the AAP
and asked the voters to
press the BJP’s lotus but-
ton on May 25 polls with
such “aggression” that
Kejriwal remembers he
has to go back to Tihar
jail.
Kejriwal has been
granted interim bail till
June 1 by the Supreme
Court to campaign for the
Lok Sabha elections in
the alleged Delhi excise
policy scam.
Citing the incident of
the alleged assault on
AAP Rajya Sabha MP
Swati Maliwal at the Del-
hi chief minister’s resi-
dence, Shah asked if Ke-
jriwal can assure the
safety of women in Delhi.
In an election rally in sup-
port of BJP candidate
fromSouthDelhi,Ramvir
Singh Bidhuri, Shah said
every vote given to him
will make Narendra Modi
the prime minister for the
third term and ensure a
united, strong India.
BJP-ledNDAhaswon270seats,
willcross400innextphases:Shah
Southern India
accounts for 131
of the total 543
Lok Sabha seats
Amit Shah addresses a campaign meeting in support of BJP’s
south Delhi candidate Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, in New Delhi.
Rahul Gandhi with supporters during voting for the 5th phase of
Lok Sabha elections, in Raebareli.
Delhi BJP President Virendra Sachdeva.
Karnal: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday
attacked the Congress, saying the party did not
revoke Article 370, which allowed special status to
Jammu and Kashmir, for the sake of appeasement politics.
Addressing an election rally here, Shah reiterated that
Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to India and “we
will take it back”. The senior BJP leader also attacked the
Congress on the Ram temple issue, saying its top leaders
such as Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gan-
dhi did not take part in the temple’s consecration ceremony
to please the party’s minority vote bank. Targeting the
Congress on Kashmir, he said.
CONGRESS DIDN’T REVOKE ARTICLE 370 FOR
APPEASEMENT’S SAKE, SAYS AMIT SHAH
PTI
New Delhi
Delhi BJP president
Virendra Sachdeva on
Monday claimed that the
AAP may orchestrate an
attack on Chief Minister
Arvind Kejriwal to gain
public sympathy ahead
of the Lok Sabha polls in
the city on May 25.
He also asked the Del-
hi Police and the (EC) to
increase the security of
the chief minister.
Several (AAP) leaders,
including Rajya Sabha
MP Sanjay Singh, minis-
ters Atishi and Saurabh
Bharadwaj, have alleged
that the BJP has hatched
a conspiracy to harm Ke-
jriwal after graffiti threat-
ening the CM was found
scribbled inside some
Metro trains.
Sachdeva hit back at
AAP and Kejriwal, say-
ing they were trying to
divert attention from the
alleged assault on Rajya
Sabha MPSwati Maliwal
inside the chief minis-
ter’s residence.
PTI
New Delhi
As polling began in 49
constituencies for the
fifth phase of the Lok
Sabha elections, Con-
gress leader Rahul Gan-
dhi on Monday said it has
become clear that people
have stood up to protect
the Constitution and de-
mocracy and the country
is witnessing a storm of
change.
Voting is being held in
49 constituencies in six
states and two union ter-
ritories in the fifth phase,
which will decide the
electoral fate of several
prominent leaders like
Gandhi, Union ministers
Rajnath Singh and Sm-
riti Irani and former Jam-
mu and Kashmir chief
minister OmarAbdullah.
In a post in Hindi on
X, Gandhi said, “Today
is the fifth phase of vot-
ing! In the first four
phases itself, it has be-
come clear that people
have stood up to protect
the Constitution and de-
mocracy and are defeat-
ing the BJP.”
“This country is fed up
with the politics of hatred
and is now voting on its
own issues. Youths for
jobs, farmers for MSP
and freedom from debt,
women for economic in-
dependence and security,
and labourers for fair
wages.
“The people are fight-
ing this election along
with INDIA (bloc) and
there is a storm of
change in the country,”
the former Congress
president said.
People are fighting this election along with INDIA bloc: Rahul Gandhi
Cong leader Jairam
Ramesh posed
several questions to
the PM ahead of his rallies
in West Bengal. “Does the
PM have any solutions to
the Kurmi community’s
demands? Can the prime
minister clarify his stance
on his Tamluk candidate
Abhijit Ganguly’s anti-
national statements? Did
Suvendu Adhikari’s CBI
case get washed away in
BJP’s washing machine?”
BJP’S ‘WASHING
MACHINE’ AT FULL
SPIN IN BENGAL: CONG
AAP may stage
attack on Kejriwal to
gain sympathy: BJP
These manipulations
can not be applied
again and again. The
script presented by
Singh today indicates
that AAP has decided
the days when shoes
are to be thrown at
Kejriwal and when he
is to be attacked.
VIRENDRA SACHDEVA, DELHI
BJP PRESIDENT
PTI
Shimla
Actor Kangana Ranaut,
the BJP’s candidate from
Himachal Pradesh’s
Mandi, was shown black
flags by locals and Con-
gress workers in Lahaul
and Spiti’s Kaza today.
The state BJP alleged
that stones were also
thrown at her carcade.
Congress workers
raised slogans - “Kanga-
na, go back” and “Kan-
gana Vangana nahin
chalegi (Kangana won’t
work for us)” and were
reportedly enraged over
her remarks on Tibetan
spiritual leader Dalai
Lama in April last year.
Ms Ranaut had tweet-
ed a meme featuring the
Dalai Lama with the cap-
tion, “The Dalai Lama
receives a warm wel-
come at the White
House”.
The photoshopped pic-
ture in the tweet showed
the Dalai Lama sticking
his tongue out as he
posed with Joe Biden
with a comment - “Both
of them have the same
illness, definitely they
could be friends”.
Following this, a group
of Buddhists staged a
dharna outside her office
in Mumbai.
PTI
Patna
Senior Congress leader
Digvijaya Singh on Mon-
day claimed that the pub-
lic support for the INDIA
bloc, led by his party, was
comparable to the wave
of 1977 which had
brought the Janata Party
to power. Talking to re-
porters at the Sadaqat
Ashram, the state Con-
gress headquarters, Sin-
gh demanded that the EC
take cognisance of al-
leged violations of the
model code of conduct in
speeches of Prime Minis-
ter Narendra Modi.
“I have been touring
many parts of the country
for the election cam-
paign.Yesterday, I was in
UP where I attended ral-
lies of our alliance part-
ner Akhilesh Yadav. The
massive crowds suggest
an upsurge of public sup-
port in favour of the IN-
DIA bloc. It is on the
same scale as the wave in
support of the Janata Par-
ty in 1977,” said Singh.
KanganashownblackflagsinLahaul Spiti
SinghclaimsINDIAblocsurge
comparableto1977Janatawave
PTI
Panskura (WB)
West Bengal Chief Min-
ister Mamata Banerjee
on Monday said that
maximum number of
seats to the Trinamool
Congress will ensure that
it can totally help the op-
position INDIA bloc
more when it forms gov-
ernment at the Centre.
Claiming that the guar-
antees of the Prime Min-
ister Narendra Modi-led
BJP are not true, the Tri-
namool Congress supre-
mo maintained that cook-
ing gas, electricity, etc
were not being given by
it for free to the people.
She reiterated her ac-
cusation that the BJP
conspired with regard to
women of Sandeshkhali,
where allegations of sex-
ual atrocities against lo-
cal TMC leaders led to
prolonged protests.
“Their next conspiracy is
to cause clashes (between
people),” she said, urging
people to remain united.
OTHER POINTERS
z 66.45% voter turnout
recorded in Jharkhand
Ladakh records over
67% polling till 5 pm
z West Bengal registers
73% voter turnout in 7
LS seats till 5 pm
z 55.80% voter turnout
recorded till 5 pm in UP
z Over 52% polling re-
corded in five LS seats
in Bihar till 5 pm
z J-K: At 59%, Baramulla
records highest voter
turnout in 40 years
z Odisha records over
60% voter turnout
Locals sloganeered against
Kangana Ranaut as she
campaigned in Kaza.  FILE
Digvijaya Singh addresses a press conference at the party office,
in Patna, Monday.
TMC victory will strengthen
Oppn INDIA bloc: Mamata
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for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls on Monday.
Industrialist Mukesh Ambani
with wife Nita and son Akash
Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Durga
Shankar Mishra with his family
UP DGP Prashant Kumar with Wife Dimple
Verma (Retired IAS officer  RERA member)
Principal Secretary to UP CM Sanjay Prasad with
wife Pooja Prasad and daughter Sanjana Prasad
Former IAS officer and Prasar Bharati chairman
Navneet Sehgal with his wife Vandana Sehgal  son
Director Information Shishir with
his wife Dr Garima Singh and sons
Former IAS Awanish K Awasthi, advisor to UP CM along
with his wife Malini Awasthi and other family members
Union Minister Piyush Goyal
Anand Mahindra
Vidya Balan Prem Chopra and Sharman Joshi Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Anil Kapoor Aishwarya Rai
Janhvi Kapoor Hrithik Roshan
Diverse populace of India, encompassing businessmen, actors, bureaucrats,  politicians, stood in long queues to vote
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Dr Rituraj Sharma 
Shivendra Parmar
Jaipur
hief Secretary
Sudhansh Pant
has directed of-
ficials to complete pend-
ing recruitments in vari-
ous departments as soon
as possible.
Pant held a review
meeting with Principal
Secretary of Personnel
Department Hemant Ku-
mar Gera and other offi-
cials regarding the pend-
ing and under process
recruitments in various
departments.
He inquired about the
status of department-
wise pending and under
process recruitments and
directed RPSC and State
Staff Selection Board to
complete the pending re-
cruitments. He urged
swift action on Health
Dept recruitment, re-
cruitment of senior teach-
ers, lecturers and physi-
cal teachers in Edu Dept.
AState level commit-
tee, meeting chaired by
CS Sudhansh Pant was
convened at the Secre-
tariat to discuss and ap-
prove the action plan for
Inter-Operable Criminal
Justice System 2.0. Pant
lauded Rajasthan’s pro-
gress in e-prosecution,
e-jail, and crime tracking
systems, emphasising
their importance in en-
hancing smart policing.
Approved proposal to be
forwarded to the Govern-
ment of India.
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and grief. One is expectation, and the other
is desire and both of them are under our own
control.
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RAS 2021 delegation visits CMR,
submits memo seeking appt
Congresswastheonetosavethe
culpritsof1984Sikhriots,saysCM
First India Bureau
New Delhi
Chief Minister Bhajan
Lal Sharma said on
Monday that before the
year 2014, there was a
lot of corruption in the
country. Seeing this situ-
ation, nationalists would
have tears in their eyes.
“Before 2014, the com-
mon people in the coun-
try faced terrorism and
various states faced inci-
dents of Naxalism, but
today terrorism and
Naxalism are not visible.
Congress worked in the
country on the basis of
corruption and appease-
ment. In 1984, there
were riots against Sikhs
and Congress did the job
of protecting the cul-
prits,” he said while ad-
dressing a public meet-
ing at Andaz Banquet
Hall in Moti Nagar in
support of BJP candidate
Bansuri Swaraj from
New Delhi Lok Sabha
seat as part of the Lok
Sabha election cam-
paign.
The Chief Minister
said that Delhi is the
heart of the country and
BJP is in the hearts of the
common people here.
Kejriwal, who came to
power by agitating with
Anna Hazare and talking
about removing corrup-
tion, is himself im-
mersed in corruption.
The incident that hap-
pened with the female
Rajya Sabha MP at the
Delhi Chief Minister’s
residence is shameful.
There are two types of
streams running in the
country, one stream is of
nepotism, appeasement
and corruption, while
the other stream is serv-
ing Mother India.
During this, Rajya
Sabha MP Madan
Rathore, MLA Shri
chand Kriplani were also
present.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Candidates selected in
RAS 2021 recruitment
exam reached the Chief
Minister’s residence and
submitted a memoran-
dum demanding appoint-
ment.
They submitted the
memorandum addressed
to the Chief Minister to
his OSD and briefed him
about the matter and re-
quested for appointment.
After this, the candi-
dates met Chief Secre-
tary Sudhansh Pant also
and submitted another
memorandum.
Final result of the ex-
amination was released
on November 17, 2023.
After this, the medical
and police verification
process has been com-
pleted by the Department
of Personnel.
The candidates have
also received permission
from the Election Com-
mission for joining. Now
only the orders of the
Chief Minister are being
awaited.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Former Chief Minister
Ashok Gehlot on Mon-
day, posted on X regard-
ing power cuts and said
that complaints of unde-
clared power cuts are
coming from all districts
of Rajasthan. “People are
s u f f e r i n g
due to power
cuts in this
summer sea-
son. 24-hour
d o m e s t i c
electricity
was promised in Ra-
jasthan on page number
15 in BJP’s manifesto.
The government is claim-
ing that they have ful-
filled 45% of the mani-
festo promise, but this
claim is proving to be
completely false. The
government should look
towards the people of the
state who are suffering
from power cuts this
summer,” he said.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Show cause notices have
been issued to the Super-
intending Engineers of
four districts with zero
progress in the works
sanctioned under the
summer contingency.
The notices were is-
sued to Sawai Madhopur
SE Kailash Chand Mee-
na, Banswara SE Ashok
Chawla, Dholpur SE
Mukesh Garg, and Gan-
gapur City SE Ramkesh
Meena on the instruc-
tions of PHED Secretary
Samit Sharma.
In these districts, there
was no progress despite
repeated instructions.
Sharma had warned that
if progress is not made in
the summer contingency
works, show cause no-
tices would be issued.
He stated that the
works approved under
the Summer Contingen-
cy should be completed
by May 31 under all cir-
cumstances, and any neg-
ligence will not be toler-
ated.
District-wise report
cards were prepared
based on 14 key perfor-
mance indicators (KPIs)
of the Jal Jeevan Mis-
sion. Based on the report
cards, show cause notices
have also been given to
Dungarpur SE Anil
Kachhawa, Jaipur Rural
SE Anand Prakash,
Neemkathana SE Dalip
Tarang, and Sanchore SE
Prithvi Singh Gurjar.
Dr Samit Sharma re-
viewed Summer Contin-
gency Plan and Jal Jee-
van Mission progress
with officials through the
video conference, stress-
ing regular on-ground
monitoring to prevent
water shortages during
the summer season.
Completesummercontingency
worksbyMay31:PHEDSecretary
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma contemplates
transfers amid poll result assessment
DraftvisiondocumentforViksit
Raj2047aspertimeline:EduSecy
Retired IAS officer
re-appointed as
Special Asst to
Assembly Speaker
CS Sudhansh Pant chairs a review meeting regarding pending
and ongoing recruitments in various departments at Secretariat
in Jaipur on Monday. Hemant Gera, Ramniwas Mehta, Krishna
Kunal, Anand Kumar and others were also present.
Jaipur: Chief Secre-
tary Sudhansh Pant,
in a surprise inspec-
tion at Indira Gandhi Nahar
Bhawan, expressed dismay
over absent officers and
uncleanliness. He inspected
rooms, files, and e-filing,
emphasising cleanliness.
After his departure, power
cuts occurred, with staff
waiting outside the first floor
of the building. Pant stayed
there for two  a half hours,
urging faster file disposal
and issuing other instruc-
tions. Vinod Singh Chouhan
CS REBUKES IGNP
STAFF FOR TARDINESS,
FILTHY OFFICE
Aishwary Pradhan
Jaipur
Senior BJP leader and
former LoP Rajendra
Rathore during a press
conference, said that
farmers’ land will not be
auctioned in the state and
a policy decision in this
regard will be taken soon
at CM’s level.
He added that the gov-
ernment has issued an
administrative order to
suspend the bank order.
Hanumangarh Coopera-
tive Land Development
Bank Ltd. had issued a
public notice of auction
of agricultural lands of
20 farmers in various
Tehsils of Hanumangarh
on May 17, which was
published in newspapers
on Saturday.
Rathore stated that a
panel will be formed to
address auction notice is-
sued by Hanumangarh’s
land development bank
after 20 farmers default-
ed on loans. CM prompt-
ly suspended the auction
order. Rathore said that
the BJP govt is commit-
ted to protecting farmers’
interests, unlike the pre-
vious Cong govt that al-
lowed land auctions.
Rathore: No farmers’
land to be auctioned
under Bhajan Lal Govt
Rajendra Rathore addresses a press conference at BJP
Headquarters in Jaipur on Monday. Pramod Vashishtha and
others were also present.  NAIM KHAN
A delegation of candidates selected in RAS-2021 recruitment
exam at the CMR in Jaipur on Monday.
Chief Minister Bhajan Lal
Sharma addresses a huge
public meeting in New Delhi
on Monday.
CM Bhajanlal Sharma’s
govt in Rajasthan is
committed to protect
the interests of the
farmers. The
government has also
issued orders that
farmers’ land will not
be auctioned.
RAJENDRA RATHORE,
BJP LEADER
Gehlot criticises
BJP govt over
power cuts in Raj
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Retired IAS officer,
Kishore K Sharma was
on Monday, re-appointed
to the post of Special As-
sistant to Assembly
Speaker Vasudev Dev-
nani in the Assembly
Secretariat.The order-
was issued on Monday.
This re-ap-
pointment
has been
made from
date of as-
s u m i n g
charge till
completion of tenure of
currentAssembly Speak-
er or until further orders.
The re-appointment,
made on a co-terminus
basis as a non-cadre post
with pay minus pension,
required ECI approval
due to ‘Code of Con-
duct.’Principal Secretary
MP Sharma mentioned
this in the order.
Divine Melodies...
Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat participates in a ‘Bhajan Sandhya’ in
Bathinda on Monday. Famous singer Kanhaiya Mittal enthralled the audience with his
soulful divine renditions during the programme. “Amidst a large gathering of devotees,
I found myself experiencing spiritual peace as a devotee. Shyam Baba Ki Jai!,” tweeted
Shekhawat on his social media account.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Political circles speculate
on transfer feedback
reaching CM Bhajan Lal
Sharma. BJPworkers an-
ticipate desired transfers,
especially for those side-
lined during Congress
rule, aiming for June
placements. Government
discusses Odisha pattern.
In the meanwhile, CM
Bhajan Lal Sharma will
assess BJP votes in Min-
isters’constituencies and
areas under leaders’elec-
tion charge. Strength
evaluation post-elections
may prompt reshuffle.
CM expected to consult
‘Vichar’ family before
decision-making.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Education Secretary
Krishna Kunal urged ed-
ucation stakeholders to
draft a vision document
for Viksit Rajasthan
2047, setting targets and
utilising resources effec-
tively.
Emphasis on co-scho-
lastic activities, research,
innovation, skill devel-
opment, and branding
was highlighted.
The meeting, held at
Shiksha Sankul on Mon-
day, discussed current
education challenges and
invited suggestions.
Secretary of Science
and Technology V Sar-
wan Kumar, Commis-
sioner of Mid-Day Meal
Vishwa Mohan Sharma,
Commissioner of Col-
lege Education Pukhraj
Sain, Special Secretary
of Education Chitra
Gupta, and officials
from various related de-
partments were among
those who attended the
meeting.
Dr Samit Sharma reviews the works being carried out under the
Summer Contingency Plan  JJM via VC with Chief Engineers,
Superintending Engineers,  Executive Engineers in Jaipur on
Monday. Shankar Lal Saini, KD Gupta, Rakesh Luhariya are seen.
Krishna Kunal chairs a meeting over Vision Document for Viksit
Rajasthan 2047 at Shiksha Sankul on Monday.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma being felicitated during a public meeting held in support of BJP candidate,
Bansuri Swaraj in New Delhi on Monday. Madan Rathore, Shrichand Kriplani  others are seen.
The incident that
occurred with the
woman MP at Delhi
CM’s residence is
shameful, he says
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Punjab, who wore them
with an air of grace and
sophistication. The
loose, pleated salwar
provided unparalleled
comfort, especially in
the warm climate,
while the fitted kameez
added a touch of re-
fined elegance. Today,
this traditional garment
has evolved to suit
contemporary fashion
sensibilities while re-
taining its inherent
charm.
For everyday wear,
a Patiala suit in breath-
able cotton, adorned
with subtle prints or
embroideries, offers a
relaxed yet stylish
look. It can be acces-
sorized with delicate
jhumkas (traditional
Indian earrings) and a pair of
juttis (embroidered Punjabi
shoes) to enhance its ethnic ap-
peal. The beauty of the Patiala
suit lies in its versatility; for fes-
tive occasions or weddings, opt-
ing for rich fabrics like silk or
brocade, embellished with intri-
cate zari or threadwork, trans-
forms this outfit into a statement
piece. A heavily embroidered
dupatta draped gracefully over
the shoulders adds to the gran-
deur.
To achieve a complete look,
accessorizing is key. Bold, or-
nate jhumkas lend an air of tra-
ditional elegance, while a
matching set of bangles can add
a splash of colour and sparkle.A
pair of embellished juttis not
only complements the attire but
also ensures comfort throughout
the day. Whether styled for a
casual day out or a grand cele-
bration, the Patiala suit remains
a timeless embodiment of grace,
comfort and style, celebrating
the beauty of traditional Indian
fashion.
The Patiala suit, a blend of comfort and chic elegance, is a timeless staple.
Versatile for any occasion, City First discovers the vibrant charm of Patiala suits
which can be beautifully accessorized with jhumkas, bangles and juttis!
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T
The loose, pleated salwar
provided unparalleled comfort,
especially in the warm climate,
while the fitted kameez added a
touch of refined elegance.
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ello, today
we will
take you
onatourof
Sun City
Jodhpur which is also
called Blue City. Jodhpur
city is quite famous all
over the world for its cul-
ture and tourist places.
The glorious history, cul-
ture and royal style of this
city will touch your heart.
Jodhpur, the beautiful city
of Rajasthan was founded
in1459ADbyRaoJodha,
the head of the Rathore
clan. Jodhpur is full of
blue-painted houses. Me-
dieval buildings and the
winding streets running
through them are situated
at the foot of the Mehran-
garhFort,whichsitsatthe
head of Jodhpur. Every-
thing about Jodhpur is
unique because the fra-
grance of the soil here is
something else.
Mehrangarh Fort of
Jodhpur is the most spe-
cial and the pride of this
city. This fort, situated on
a very high and straight
rock, is one of the biggest
forts in the country. The
construction of this fort
was started by Rao Jodha
in the 15th century, but its
construction work was
completed by Maharaj
Jaswant Singh. The best
view of the entire Jodhpur
is visible from Mehran-
garh Fort. The very beau-
tiful carvings of this fort
will fascinate you. There
are many grand palaces
inside this fort, which
include Moti Mahal,
Phool Mahal,
Sheesh Mahal,
Sileh Khana and Daulat
Khana. The museum of
Mehrangarh Fort is one of
the best and famous mu-
seums of Rajasthan. The
royal monument Jaswant
Thada made of white
marble at the foothills of
Mehrangarh Fort is also
no less than a wonder. It
is called the Taj Mahal of
Marwar. Because it is
made of white marble, it
has been called the Taj
Mahal. Jaswant Thada
was built in memory of
Maharaja Jaswant Singh
II by his son Maharaj
Sardar Singh Ji in 1906. It
was once known only as
Mokshdham, but it is not
so today. A lot of domes-
tic and foreign tourists
come here. This building
is built on a platform of
red Ghotu stone.
Along with these beau-
tiful buildings in Jodhpur,
there is also a special
place for tourists looking
for something different,
whose name is Rao Jodha
Desert Rock Park. As
soon as you enter this
park, different types of
stones are kept which are
found in different areas
of Rajasthan. Some
stones are very spe-
cial. Nestled amidst
nature in a peaceful
environment, this place
brings you to a different
world.
Umaid Bhawan Pal-
ace of Jodhpur is also a
very beautiful and mag-
nificent palace. Umaid
Bhawan Palace is a
wonderful example of
art. It is currently the
residence of the royal
family as well as a ho-
tel. Umaid Bhawan
was built by Maha-
raja Umaid Singh.
The special thing
is that this pal-
ace was not built for gran-
deur but for the welfare of
the people. When there
was a famine in the 1930s,
the Maharaja was con-
structed to employ the
people. This palace is fa-
mousallovertheworldfor
its history and excellent
structures, which are very
difficult to describe in
words. If any place can be
calledtheheartofJodhpur
city, famous all over the
world as Suryanagari and
Blue City, then it is the
clock tower of Sadar Ba-
zaar.The sound of the bell
can also be called the
heartbeat of Jodhpur.This
magnificent clock tower
was built by Maharaja
Sardar Singh. This clock
tower built in the middle
of the city is more than a
centuryold.Thecompany
thatmadepartsforthisbig
watch is now closed. But
duetobettermaintenance,
this clock is still running.
This place is perfect to ex-
perience the culture of
Jodhpurandvisitthenear-
by markets. The beauty of
the clock tower wins the
hearts of tourists not only
during the day but also at
night.
If you do not taste the
taste of Jodhpur after
coming to Ghantaghar,
then the trip to Jodhpur is
meaningless. Because
Jodhpur is famous not
only for its beautiful forts
but also for its food. Be it
Makhania Lassi Mirchi
Bada or Mawa Kachori,
their taste will make your
journey even more pleas-
ant. Although there are
many spots in Jodhpur
for food lovers, but
Gypsy is something
special among them.
You will remember
the taste of the 29-dish
thali here for a long time.
Many famous person-
alities who come to
visit Jodhpur have
tasted the taste
here.
Youcangoshopping
in Jodhpur only around
the clock tower. All the
colours of Rajasthan
can be seen in Jodhpur.
The markets here at-
tract tourists. Be it col-
ourful clothes or leather
goods and shoes, eve-
rything is here. When-
ever we go somewhere,
we try to buy souvenirs
of the speciality of
that place. The
handicraft show-
rooms of Jodhpur are
fulfilling this need.
There are many
items of
wood and metal here.
Jodhpur's Bandhej is also
quite famous, the brightly
coloured suits, sarees and
dupattas will win your
heart.
Mandore Garden of
Jodhpur is also a place to
visit. Apart from being
historical, it also enhanc-
es the natural beauty of
the city. This garden was
built in the sixth century.
Before Jodhpur, Man-
dore was the capital of
Marwar. The structure of
the dark red umbrellas of
the rulers of Jodhpur in
Mandore Garden is an
excellent example of art.
Another grand build-
ing in Jodhpur is the Ma-
hamandir. This Maha-
mandir is an unmatched
monument of architec-
ture that contains in the
pages of history the story
of the Nath-like environ-
ment of Marwar in the
eighteenth century. Ma-
hamandir is a major pil-
grimage site of the Nath
sect. This temple was
built by Mansingh, the
ruler of Jodhpur. The
main temple here is a
huge platform whose
roof rests on 100 artistic
pillars. The idol of Ja-
landharnathji is placed on
a marble throne in the
sanctum sanctorum. In its
inner part, 84 Yogasanas
and pictures of famous
Nath Yogis of history
have been made which
are amazing.
Kaylana Lake, which
quenches the thirst of the
people of Jodhpur, is also
a picturesque place for
tourists. The history of
Kaylana Lake is quite in-
teresting. Arrangements
were made to quench the
thirst of the people of
Jodhpur by demolishing
the palace and gardens.
In 1892, the then Maha-
raja Pratap Singh built
this lake by demolishing
the palaces and gardens
built by former rulers
Bhim Singh and Takht
Singh.
Raj Ranchod JiTemple
is one of the most visited
temples in Jodhpur. This
temple is dedicated to
Lord Krishna whose oth-
er name is Ranchod. This
temple is made of red
stone and has amazing
carvings on its walls. In
Suryanagari Jodhpur, the
temple of Ratanada
Ganesh ji, which is in-
vited before doing any
auspicious work, is the
main place of faith for the
people of the city. It is
said that the Ganesh idol
appeared in natural rock
about 500 years ago.
Let us give you one
more information while
going on, the world's
largest solar park is also
in Jodhpur. According to
media reports, Bhadla
Solar Park of Rajasthan is
the largest solar park in
the world.This solar park
is spread over 14 thou-
sand acres i.e. about 50
thousand square km.
If you are planning to
visit Jodhpur, then all
types of transport facili-
ties are available to reach
here like railway, road
and air travel. By using
anyofthesefacilities,you
can reach Jodhpur and
enjoy the tourist places
here with great ease.
Jodhpur is a very beau-
tiful and peaceful city, we
hope you liked this
glimpse of Jodhpur.
That's all for now, see
you in the next presenta-
tion with some more his-
torical and beautiful
places of Rajasthan.
Rakhi Jain
cityfirst@firstindia.co.in
Jodhpur
Jodhpur
THE BLUE CITY
THE BLUE CITY
H
Mehrangarh Fort
Ghanta Ghar
Kaylana Lake
Blue City Shot
Mandore Garden
Jaswant Thada
YOGESH SHARMA
Immerse Yourself In
Jodhpur, The Blue City
Scan  Click
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in-depth view
You can also watch these
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First India Plus Entertainment OTT.
First India News is the first news
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OTT. The special thing is that this
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he city witnessed a spell-
binding fusion of fashion
and design at the ENCODE
and Turpan events held on
Saturday. Organised by
CODE VGU, the annual design festi-
val “ENCODE” showcased a pleth-
ora of products crafted by students.
Over 500 products were displayed,
all meticulously prepared by stu-
dents during their assignments.
Several of these products were
also available for sale, provid-
ing students with an oppor-
tunity to enter the market
and gain valuable com-
mercial experience.
The primary aim of
the ENCODE event
was to showcase the
creativity and inno-
vation of students.
They presented
various products
encompassing
fashion, tech-
nology and
art. These
products
featured
unique
designs, durable materials and the latest tech-
nologies. Students highlighted that through
this process, they not only honed their skills
but also developed important capabilities such
as teamwork and project management.
Following ENCODE was “Turpan,” the an-
nual fashion show of CODEVGU. Renowned
show director Abhimanyu Singh Tomar cu-
ratedthegrandshowcase.Professionalmodels
strutted down the runway donning garments
designed by students.The theme and presenta-
tion of the fashion show left everyone spell-
bound. The show not only featured traditional
Indian attire but also showcased a fusion of
modern Western designs. As models stepped
onto the ramp, their confidence reflected the
hard work of both students and professionals.
The event took place at the city’s World
Trade Park and was attended by prominent
entrepreneurs, personalities from the fashion
industry, management of CODE VGU and
students. Everyone praised the
students’work and encouraged
them. Esteemed entrepreneurs showed
interest in students’ innovative products,
discussing potential investment and col-
laboration opportunities.
The event provided students with a
unique platform to showcase their work
and receive valuable feedback. One student
mentioned, “This experience taught us how
to transform our ideas into products and pre-
sent them professionally.” Other students
echoed similar sentiments, expressing hope
for more such events in the future.
The ENCODE and Turpan events not
only provided students with a platform to
showcase their creativity and skills but
also introduced city residents to new and
unique designs. The events reaffirmed
that the city is brimming with opportuni-
ties in the fields of art and fashion. Once
again, it was demonstrated that when
youth receive the right direction and en-
couragement, they can achieve
extraordinary feats.
INNOVATION!
THE ART OF Creative sparks fly at ENCODE and Turpan design festival
Model showcases a stunning
creative design on the runway
Model showcases a dress with
vibrant colours and intricate patterns
Show Stopper
Aasawari Sahni
Futuristic Frenzy: Aishvina, Bhumi, Khushi, Pratap, Aditya, Archana with Supermodel Khusboo Kankan
Models walk the ramp
Model Divya Chauhan Gaia  Khushi Sharma
Model during the walk
Show Director Abhimanyu Singh Tomar
greeted by Kalpana Munjal
Models strutting the elevator runway
Abhimanyu Singh Tomar along with Auggi, Pravi,
Divya, Emcee Priyanka Sethia, Rohit Kamra,
Aishvina, Khushi  Riya
Model: Vinita Gogna, Radhika, Aashi, Deepa,
Alka Batra, Mamta  Show Stopper Aasawari Sahni
Supermodel Khusboo Kankan
Gaurav Shekhawat  Mamta
T
Model during the walk
MUKESH KIRADOO
City Buzz
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hainveer Singh
Shekhawat, a
21-year-old
dancer from
Jaipur, has
captured the hearts of mil-
lions with his journey to the
final round of the popular
Colors TV show
'Dance Deewane.'
His story is one of
relentless persever-
ance and passion,
overcoming signifi-
cant obstacles to
achieve his dreams.
Born in the vil-
lage of Jhadli in Si-
kar district, Chain-
veer faced finan-
cial hardships
growing up. De-
spite societal pres-
sure to pursue a tradi-
tional career, he was
unwavering in his dedica-
tion to dance. Initially, his
family was opposed to
his dreams, fearing the
instability of a career in
dance. Nevertheless,
Chainveer persisted, au-
ditioning for three con-
secutive seasons of
DanceDeewane,onlyto
face repeated rejections.
His journey took a sig-
nificant turn after a knee
injury during a stunt,
which required surgery.
Advised by doctors to
avoid dancing for a year,
Chainveer, with the unwaver-
ing support of his mother, de-
fied the odds and returned to
dancing within three months.
His resilience paid off when
he secured a spot in the fourth
season of Dance Deewane,
earning standing ovations
and accolades from judges
Madhuri Dixit and Suniel
Shetty.
Chainveer's choreogra-
pher, Pratik Utekar, played a
crucial role in his success.
Pratik's innovative routines
and support were instrumen-
tal in refining Chainveer's
dance style, incorporating
high-risk stunts that wowed
audiences and judges alike.
Their collaboration high-
lighted the importance of a
strong mentor-mentee rela-
tionship in the arts.
Beyond Dance Deewane,
Chainveer's talents have been
recognized widely. He has
judged local competitions
and worked as an associate
choreographer for shows like
India's Got Talent and Jhalak
Dikhhla Jaa. His story has
transformed him into a local
hero, inspiring many who
once doubted his path.
Chainveer dreams of repre-
senting India on international
stages and aims to mentor the
next generation of dancers.
His journey from a small vil-
lage to national fame is a tes-
tament to his dedication and
the power of dreams.
C
The Dancer Who Defied All Odds
ChainveerSingh
City First
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axila Business
School's much-an-
ticipated Manage-
ment Conclave,
held on Saturday concluded
with resounding success. The
event, guided by the esteemed
leadership of Mentor Kishore
Sharma, President Anuradha
Mehta and Dean Prof Rajat
Bohra, served as a vibrant
platform for knowledge shar-
ing, industry insights, and fos-
tering connections within the
business community.
The conclave witnessed a
stellar line-up of speakers,
each sharing their invaluable
life experiences and industry
expertise. Dr Irfan Rizvi
(AVP-FWA New Delhi),
Hajeet Khandvja (Sr VP HR
Reliance Jio), Norip Bajwa
(Sr.Vice President Shree Ce-
ment), Madhu Menon (Direc-
tor Deloitte India), Sahil Nay-
or (HR Influencer), Dr Ashok
Aggarwal (Ex-CEO Escorts
Securities), Prerna Sahni (Na-
tional Editor City Bhaskar),
Vikas Dua (Head of People
Weber Shandwick), Kruti
Pancholi (Talent Aquisition-
PAN India Cipla) and Saurabh
Chawla (Director - HR SAP
India) captivated the audience
with their insights.
The success of the con-
clave wouldn't have been pos-
sible without the tireless ef-
forts of Dr Alka Jain, Prof
Lavina Khilnani, Dr Sanjoli
Jain, Dr Riddhi Tambi, and all
the dedicated faculty mem-
bers who played a pivotal role
in its organization. The stu-
dents who volunteered for the
event deserve immense cred-
it for their enthusiasm and
support, ensuring a smooth
and enriching experience for
all participants. The conclave
offered a multitude of bene-
fits for attendees. Networking
opportunities allowed partici-
pants to connect with industry
leaders and fellow entrepre-
neurs, fostering potential
collaborations.
A Resounding Success
T
GOLF SUMMER COACHING CAMP!
‘Golf Summer Coaching Camp’ is
being organised by Rambagh
Golf Club from May 27 with the
aim of promoting the game
of golf among children. This
camp will be organised in the
Rambagh Golf Club premises
for children aged between 7 to
18 years. This was informed by
Captain of the Rambagh Golf
Club, Shriesh Sacheti. He further
informed that two camps will
be organised to provide golf
training to children. The first
camp will run from May 27
to June 12 and the second
camp will run from June 13 to
June 29. The children will be
trained under the direction
of the Head Coach, Rishi Raj
Singh. The timing of the camp
will be from 5.30 pm to 7 pm.
To register in the camp, one
can contact these numbers
– 0141-2385482/5239 and
7300002681/9828213131
A cancer awareness camp was organised by the Jaipur Medical Association and HCG Cancer
Care Center on Sunday, targeting male and female doctors. JMA President Dr Tarun Ojha
emphasised the importance of health awareness among busy doctors. Free screenings,
including Pap smear, mammography and PSA tests, were conducted. Renowned oncologists,
including Dr Naresh Somani, Dr Nikhil Mehta, and Dr Karthik Rastogi, discussed advances in
cancer treatment, while Dr Ishita Gupta highlighted innovations in cancer diagnosis.
SANTOSH SHARMA
Renowned choreographer Pratik Utekar, celebrated for
his triumphs on shows like Dance Deewane Junior and
Nach Baliye 7, shares heartfelt insights into the journey
of his protege, Chainveer. Reflecting on their bond,
Utekar describes Chainveer as his 'small brother' and
'shadow,' witnessing his growth over five years. Despite
initial setbacks and a challenging surgery, Chainveer's
unwavering dedication propelled him to excel, showcas-
ing unique dance styles and assisting on prominent real-
ity shows. Utekar beams with pride as Chainveer carves
his own path, vowing unwavering support towards his
dream of representing India globally. In a poignant mo-
ment on Dance Deewane, they shared the stage, symbol-
izing mentorship and perseverance. Utekar concluded,
He is a true example of dreams coming true with hard
work and perseverance.
DANCING THROUGH ADVERSITY!
DURING THE DAY!
In the Net Theater series program, the powerful play Kakori - The Train
Action, written and directed by Sudhanshu Shukla, was staged by Progressive
Forum on Saturday. Rajendra Sharma Raju of NetTheatre said the play is
inspired by Piyush Mishra's Gagan Damama Baajyo. It depicts the Hindustan
Republican Association's formation and the 1925 Kakori train robbery. The cast
included Deepak Saini, Dev Swami, Akash Sharma, Garima Singh Rajawat, and
others. Technical support was provided by Girish Kumar Yadav.
With the first rays of dawn, Jaipur residents promoted fitness during the
International Multicity Awareness Walk on World Abdominal Cancer Day.
Thousands walked 3 km, starting from Jaleb Chowk on Sunday, organised
by the Abdominal Cancer Trust. The route included Jantar Mantar, City
Palace, Atish Market, Tripolia Bazaar, Badi Chowpar, and Hawa Mahal. Chief
guest social worker Pandit Suresh Mishra and other dignitaries participated.
Dr Sandeep Jain emphasized the importance of early consultation for
abdominal cancer. This 5th edition also took place in 25 cities worldwide.
MUKESH KIRADOO
WHAT’S HAPPENING!
Dr Sribhavani from Bengaluru, Assistant Professor at Krishnarao
Bhegade Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research,
Pune, won the International Technology Excellence Award
in Educationist (Pharmacy) and International Icon categories
in Kathmandu, Nepal. Organised by Damsole, the event at
Tourism Board Hall featured Sujatha Koirala, former Deputy
Prime Minister of Nepal, as Chief Guest and Dr Rinchen Chophel
of the UN CRC Committee. Padmashree awardee Kalpana Saroj
also attended. The event concluded with a cultural folk dance.
Chelscy Pareek, daughter of
Dr Brijendra Pareek and Vinita
Pareek, has made Shanti
Asiatic School, Jaipur, proud
by scoring an impressive 96.8%
in the CBSE 12th board exams.
This outstanding achievement
highlighted Chelscy's
dedication and hard work,
bringing honour to her family
and school.
The Rajasthan Chess Association faces turmoil as conflicting
leadership claims emerge recently. President Mahavir Ranka
and Secretary Ashok Bhargava run separate associations,
violating the constitution. Ranka dismissed Bhargava,
appointing Vinesh Sharma as Secretary, while Bhargava
appointed Sharma as President. Amidst suspension, Krishna
Gopal Sharma assumes the presidency. Both factions operate
under the same name, creating confusion among players.
Despite notifications, the All India Chess Federation remains
silent, exacerbating the situation.
NAIM KHAN
Two significant literary works, 'Upsahacharya Virchit Shrimatangi' and 'Vaidyanath Bhattmate
Kavyapradeep Prabha,' were unveiled by Shri Shri 1008 Bhuvaneshwaranandji Maharaj at the
Satyaitan Pahari Baba Ashram in Goner. Matangi, revered in the 10 Mahavidyas for her role
in speech achievement, is highlighted. Notably, the Matangi Stotra and Pradeep Prabha were
released by Pandit Motilal Joshi Oriental Studies Research Center and Vishwa Gurudeep Ashram
Research Institute respectively. President Devarshi Kalanath Shastriji lauded the publications
alongside other esteemed guests.
MUKESH KIRADOO
Chainveer Singh Shekhawat
with Chirashree Sagarika
Chainveer with his choreographer Pratik
(L-R): Anuradha Mehta, Kishore Sharma, Ankita Yadav, Kruti Pancholi, Dr Irfan Rizvi,
Madhu Menon, Harjeet Khanduja, Lavina Khilnani, Shruti Swaroop, Sahil Nayar and Dr Sanjoli Jain
(L-R): Dr Irfan Rizvi, Prof Anuradha Mehta, Harjeet Khanduja and Dr Sanjoli Jain
Chainveer with Superstar Madhuri Dixit Nene
Chainveer Singh Shekhawat
Chainveer  Chirashree during the performance

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21052024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf

  • 1. Jaipur, Tuesday | May 21, 2024 RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 344 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia PM Narendra Modi in conversation with Aditi Nagar and Poornima Mishra during an exclusive interview with Bharat24 in Patna on Monday. ‘MODIKIGUARANTEE’ISNOT JUSTA‘GUARANTEE’BUTMODI’S ‘OWNERSHIP’,SAYSPMMODI Prime Minister Narendra Modi in conversation with Aditi Nagar and Poornima Mishra during an exclusive interview with Bharat24 in Patna on Monday Moni Sharma l Poornima Mishra: We are in Bihar, and here the main Opposition party— RJD—and the alliance of which it is a part have been claiming that if you come to power for the third time, then reservation would end. What is your take on this allegation? PM Narendra Modi: Has the collective media of the nation ever questioned them as to from where they brought this claim, and what is the basis of this? We ran the government during Atalji’s time and are running it now too. Has there been even a single incident based on which they have made this claim? See, the challenge is that someone throws garbage, and then the media picks it up and brings it before us asking us to make a bouquet out of it. This is not right. But since you have asked I will say that these people have no right to utter even a word about the Constitution. It is so because they ran the government on an oath of the Constitution but engaged in stealing fodder.The court has sent them to jail. So this means that they dishon- oured the Constitution. Secondly, when the bill for thirty-three per cent women reservation was brought, their own party members snatched the bill and tore it. It happened on the last day of the session and after that, the bill was kept in the lurch for thirty years! So the people who played with the Constitution and parliamentary proceedings are today lying for political gains. These statements have been made by those who have three things in com- mon i.e. they are extremely communal, they are casteist and like to create friction among castes and they are dynastic. Then there is the shehzada of Congress and the person who can call a press meeting and tear away the paper containing the decision of the cabinet, which is formed under the Constitution, such a person has no right to say a word on the Constitution. l Aditi Nagar: The entire Opposition has come together as they want to bring Narendra Modi down. On the other hand, you have given the slogan of ‘400 paar’ this time and there is pressure on the Opposition as well as the BJP. So after the fifth phase of poll- ing, do you think you are close to that target of 400 seats? PM Narendra Modi: Well, I would have been happy to see the Opposition united. But the situation is that they are not one. I.N.D.I.Alliance worked to give a photo- op to those interested. Those who were there in the first photo session were miss- ing in the second photo-op and similarly, those in the second were missing in the third. Till now there must have been 4-5 such sessions, but through this time, the number of Opposition leaders has come down and so has their category of top- ranking leaders have stopped coming. Their oldest supporter in the alliance is the Left and they contested the election in Wayanad against the Left. In Kerala, Congress and the Left have always been at loggerheads. How can you then say the Opposition is united? I say that it would have been good had they united on issues or ideas, but it did not happen. It is a wor- risome issue for the nation that the Op- position has not played the actual role befitting the Opposition. No one has come before the nation with constructive issues and the problems they are facing today are also due to their own doing therefore what will the nation benefit from bringing those to power who failed as an Opposition? Moreover, their track record is not something that would attract the youth.As far as BJP is concerned, the people of the nation have decided to give us more than 400 seats. So this election is being contested under the people’s leadership and the people have taken ownership of this election. When I tour places I go there to seek blessings of the people. I recently visited Patna to con- dole the death of a party leader but as I was travelling, it turned into an 8-10 kilometre long roadshow. There was no reason behind it turning into a roadshow, so this shows that it is the people who are contesting the election. l Aditi Nagar: I covered the length of India from Ayodhya to Rameshwaram and inAyodhya, I saw a huge line of peo- ple from South of India and by the time I reached Rameshwaram, I realised that in the five states of South India, Modi had reached people’s homes. So does that mean BJP has become a truly na- tional party and this credit goes to you? PM Narendra Modi: Unfortunately, some people have created a narrative in our country, and the journalists from the new generation have also got stuck in it. What is the narrative? That BJP is a North-Indian party, that it is a party of urban areas or that it belongs to Baniyas and Brahmins and many other such nar- ratives have been made over the past 40- 50 years. But the fact is that the BJP has been ruling in Gujarat for thirty years, so tell me is Gujarat a Hindi-belt state? We have governments in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Pudducherry and other states. But this narrative has stuck and no one is counter-questioning the person who is repeating these lines now. Even today, be it Kerala or Kashmir, our people have been elected into Panchayats, local bod- ies and state assemblies. BJP is well es- tablished on an organisational level across the length and breadth of India and as public representatives also it is there who are carrying out their roles.Although accusations are levelled at us, but who has the most SC, ST and OBC legislators and parliamentarians in state assembly and in Parliament? It is the BJP. Moreover, the BJP has the most number of female MPs and also MPs from farming or rural back- grounds. But that old narrative is still be- ing carried over. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was presented with First India’s compilation ‘NaMo: THE PRO-POOR PM’, a collection of ‘84 Untold Stories of PM Narendra Modi by Anita Hada at BJP office, Patna alongwith Aditi Nagar and Poornima Mishra. As the nation celebrates the festival of democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s active outreach to the Media through his interviews is making waves in regional, national and international media. This is the possibly the first time in the history of the nation that any Prime Minister has given so many interviews to the media, taken feedback and interacted with them! On one hand, the complete Media is floored by this outreach while on the other hand, PM Narendra Modi is totally prepared to take oath as Prime Minister for the third time, after a big, decisive mandate. In this atmosphere of enthusiasm, PM Modi gave an interview to Bharat24, where he was interviewed by Aditi Nagar and Poornima Mishra in Patna. DR JAGDEESH CHANDRA, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Bharat24; CMD First India News and First India CLICK TO WATCH PM NARENDRA MODI’S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
  • 2. TOP TWEETS SPIRITUAL SPEAK Set thy heart upon thy work, but never on its reward. BHAGAVAD GITA It’s very satisfying to see people from all walks of life come to bless me at the rallies across India. At Dhenkanal, one of the attendees was young Anshuman Mohapatra from Angul. Despite his health challenges and the scorching heat, he came to the rally. This affection is humbling and makes me work even harder to fulfil people’s dreams. Narendra Modi @narendramodi The bus accident in Kawardha, Chhattisgarh is unfortunate. I express my condolences to those who have lost their loved ones in this accident. The local administration is providing all possible help to the injured. I wish for the speedy recovery of the injured. Amit Shah (Modi Ka Parivar) @AmitShah IN-DEPTH INDI ALLIANCE FATE SEALED IN FIFTH ROUND OF POLLING he crucial fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections is over. The fate of tall leaders has been locked and with just two more rounds to go on May 25 and June 1, the countdown has begun for June 4 counting and results. The fifth phase is impor- tant because the fortunes of Rahul Gandhi and Sm- riti Irani/KL Sharma will be decided in this round. If the Congress wins Rae Bareli andAmethi seats it will be a morale booster for the party which is fighting for its survival. Although Rajnath Singh is in the fray from Lucknow, his rivals Ravidas Mehrotra of SPand Sarwar Malik of the BSP are political non-entities. Also voting today were Maharashtra’s 13 seats, including Mumbai North, Mumbai South, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South-Central, Mumbai North-East and Mumbai North-West, besides Thane and Nashik. These seats hold the key to the future of Shiv Sena (UBT) which is fighting to regain the legacy of Balasaheb Thackeray. T RAISI’S DEATH AND ITS AFTERMATH he sudden death of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisiinahelicoptercrashhassentshockwaves through the region, creating a significant void in the country’s politics. Raisi, a staunch protege of Iran’s Supreme LeaderAyatollahAli Khamenei, was a pivotalfigureintheIslamicRepublic’sinnercircle.His passing not only disrupts the continuity of Khamenei’s vision but also raises questions about the future direc- tion of Iran’s domestic and foreign policies. Raisi’s controversial legacy includes being sanc- tioned by the United States for his involvement in the 1988 mass executions, which led to the deaths of ap- proximately 5,000 Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) members. This dark chapter in Iran’shistoryhaslong marred Raisi’s inter- national reputation, yet he remained a key player in Khamenei’s administration.Under his presidency, Iran continued to face ex- tensive international sanctions, primarily due to its nuclear pro- gramme and alleged support for terrorist organizations, includ- ing Hamas and Hez- bollah. The regional implications of Raisi’s death are pro- found. Iran’s steadfast support for proxy groups in Lebanon, Palestine, and other areas might face re- evaluation amidst the ensuing political turbulence. Neighboring countries, already wary of Iran’s ambi- tions,willcloselymonitoranyshiftsinTehran’sforeign policy stance.Apower vacuum, which could lead to a potential struggle within Iran’s ruling elite, possibly altering the balance of power in WestAsia, is unlikely. Raisi’s untimely death is a critical juncture for Iran. The country now stands at a crossroads, with its future direction hanging in the balance. The regional politi- cal dynamics, already fraught with tension, are set for further uncertainty as the world watches closely. T The regional implications of Raisi’s death are profound. Iran’s steadfast support for proxy groups in Lebanon, Palestine, and other areas might face re- evaluation amidst the ensuing political turbulence  Vol 5  Issue No. 344  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.  Editor-In-Chief: Dr Jagdeesh Chandra  Managing Editor: Pawan Arora  Editor: Anita Hada Sangwan responsible for selection of news under the PRB Act PERSPECT VE 02 Jaipur, Tuesday | May 21, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia n Tuesday, 7th of May Putin tight- ened his grip and un- checked powers over Kremlin stating that ‘To- gether we will win’and that the Russia will emerge stronger and victorious through the present diffi- culties. With 88% votes in favour of Putin, Russians displayed that they adore their leader and the policies on Ukraine war. Neither the revolt by prigozhin Yevge- ny nor the sanctions by the US and its allies could sub- stantially affect the Russian mindset on the war at hand. In my personal opinion as a military thinker, Putin 5.0 becomes remarkable when we consider that since Vladimir Putin first came to power, America has lived through five presidents and Britain has shuffled seven prime min- isters. Obviously, while policy and mandate on the thinking of Moscow re- mains a constant, western allies witnessed many nay- sayers and dream stealers on support to Ukraine. General Sir Richard, the erstwhile commander of the UK’s Joint Forces warned that Ukraine could face defeat by Russia in 2024 as there is a serious risk of losing the war due to sever crunch on human re- source and war equipment. The reason I gather is that Ukraine may realise it just can’t sustain or win. And when this happens, why would Ukrainians fight and die any longer, just to sac- rifice for the indefensible? HowearlycouldUkraine reach that point is the spec- ulation. For last six months, its forces are running alarmingly and hazard- ously low on ammunition, troops and air defences. Its much-publicised counter- offensive of 2023 failed to recapture the ground Rus- sian Army had seized and now Putin is gearing up for a fresh battle season. So, what will that look like and what could be its likely strategic objectives? I foresee the shape of of- fensive to be clear as Zelensky has a very long front line to defend and he need to defend all of it. The Russians being the superior side in the battle can now choose where and when they commit their five-to- one advantage in artillery, ammunition, and a surplus of people reinforced using newish weapons. Kharkiv, Donbas or Zaporizhzhia, all fronts expose vulnera- bility of Ukraine. Was Ukraine taken for a pole vault by the US? Yes, it appeared so. Zelensky was made to believe that US has its back and that the country is at liberty to choose the alliances it dreamt of in its own inter- est. But when the war en- tered its most crucial phase, Washington, under some or the other pretext started de- lays in supporting the war- ring nation with where- withal. After stalling for months, the US Congress finally approved USD 61 billion military assistance to Ukraine in April 24. However, of the funds cleared most are allowing US to procure new weapon systems directly from their own defence contractors which would only benefit their own economy. The doubt is whether this will make a difference and for how long? WhiletheBidenadminis- tration struggled to re-grant assistance to Ukraine, its European allies failed to hold the hand in the interim period.WithUSpresidential elections scheduled at the end of the year and both contestants having differing views on assisting Ukraine, future assistance is uncer- tain.Zelensky’sdesperation isevidentinitstroopsshort- fallsashepassedanewcon- troversial conscription law which reduces mobilization age by two years. Deficien- cy and lack of support from the west and war weariness have resulted in Ukrainian youtheludingimposedcon- scriptions.Thejoysoffight- ing for the nation are cur- rently at a low ebb in Ukraine.Youth, is observed either moving out of the country or, dodge conscrip- tion by bribing officials. On the other hand, it is also perceptible that sanc- tions on Russia have had littleimpact.Militaryequip- ment continues to flow in from North Korea and Iran while China relentlessly shares dual use technology. The Moscow-Pyongyang- Tehran-Beijing axis is be- comingstronger.EvenMos- cow’soldallyIndiastoodby them in the times of need in purchasing crude to support Russian economy. Russia soon is likely to renew the offensive this summer and is in a position to choose where pressure must be applied as it pos- sesses the resources and ini- tiative.Kievatthisstagecan onlyreacttoRussianactions and just manage damage control measures. While Russianmanpowerresourc- es can recoup its human losses, Ukraine does not en- joy this luxury. Therefore, while Kiev is approaching India & other nations for peace talks sticking to its original demand of total withdrawal, Russia sits qui- etly, aware it holds the aces for a final show down. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL CONSCRIPTION CRISIS While the Biden administration struggled to re-grant assistance to Ukraine, its European allies failed to hold the hand in the interim period. With US presidential elections scheduled at the end of the year and both contestants having differing views on assisting Ukraine, future assistance is uncertain. Zelensky’s desperation is evident in its troops shortfalls as he passed a new controversial conscription law which reduces mobilization age by two years. Deficiency and lack of support from the west and war weariness have resulted in Ukrainian youth eluding imposed conscriptions. The joys of fighting for the nation are currently at a low ebb in Ukraine. Youth, is observed either moving out of the country or, dodge conscription by bribing officials. General Sir Richard, the erstwhile commander of the UK’s Joint Forces warned that Ukraine could face defeat by Russia in 2024 as there is a serious risk of losing the war due to sever crunch on human resource and war equipment. The reason I gather is that Ukraine may realise it just can’t sustain or win. And when this happens, why would Ukrainians fight and die any longer, just to sacrifice for the indefensible? O Col Anupam Jaitly (R) The writer is defence expert, motivational speaker and corporate trainer ISUKRAINE CRUMBLING
  • 3. People wait in queues to cast their votes during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, at a polling booth in Sopore, in Baramulla district, on Monday. PTI 5TH PHASE VOTING OVER  57.52% turnout recorded till 7.45 pm  J&K’s Baramulla witnesses record 54.67% polling highest since 1984 First India Bureau New Delhi The fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections regis- tered a voter turnout of 57.52 per cent till 7.45 pm, the Election Com- mission said on Monday. With the end of polls in the fifth phase, voting has been completed in 25 states and Union Territo- ries and 428 constituen- cies in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Two more phases – on May 25 and June 1 – are remain- ing now. Alarge number of vot- ers were still in the queue at polling stations even at 6 pm, the Election Com- mission of India said. The Election Commis- sion of India said the fi- nal turnout will only be available after the results, with the counting of post- al ballots and its addition to the total voting per- centage. MORE ON P6 ELECTION COMMISSIONER GETS OVER 1000 COMPLAINTS FROM PARTIES IN WEST BENGAL Political parties in West Bengal lodged complaints with the Election Commission about malfunctioning EVMs, agents being stopped from entering polling booths, agents being attacked and voters being threatened or stopped from go- ing to cast their votes in different constituencies. PROMINENT VOTERS 73% WEST BENGAL Highest 49.04% MAHARASHTRA Lowest PHASE 5 VOTING % 57.52% (to be updated) 64.16% In 2019 Jaipur, Tuesday | May 21, 2024 RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 344 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Now enter new world of entertainment with First India. Click or Scan to download our own OTT 1st India+ WORLD WINDOW Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda wins vote of confidence in Nepal’s Parliament; 4th time in last one-&-a half years  Chinabreathesfire asTaiwan’snew PresidentLaiChing-te assertssovereignty  Pakistan’s former PM Imran Khan, others acquitted in two vandalism cases  Ex-US Prez Donald Trump before his trial at Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday.  Two killed, 10 injured as woman goes on stabbing spree at school in China UnideKingdom’s infectedbloodscandal thatkilled3,000was coveredup,saysreport  International CriminalCourt’s prosecutorseeks arrestofPMNetanyahu Nation remembers and pays tributes to former Prime Minister Late Rajiv Gandhi on his 33rd death anniversary. IN BRIEF ED seeks extension of Kejriwal’s custody by 14 days after June 2 New Delhi: The En- forcement Directorate on Monday sought a 14- days extension to Delhi CMArvind Kejriwal’s judicial custody from RouseAvenue Court in the money laundering case related to the now scrapped Delhi liquor policy. Kejriwal is cur- rently out on interim bail. Father of Pune teen, who killed 2 techies with Porsche charged Pune: The police have filed a case against the father of 17-year-old Pune boy who killed two people while driv- ing a Porsche under the influence of alcohol. The pub where the mi- nor boy was served al- cohol also faces a po- lice case, the local po- lice said on Monday. Agra: Cash recovery rises to `57 cr in I-T action against traders New Delhi: The Income Tax Dept has recovered Rs 57 crore in “unac- counted” cash in the on- going raids against some Agra-based shoe busi- nessmen, officials said on Monday. Cash worth Rs 57 crore has been recov- ered during raids at some shoe traders and their linked entities inAgra. 18 dead as pick-up vehicle overturns in Chhattisgarh district Kawardha: Seventeen women and a man were killed and four others injured when a mini goods vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a valley in Chhat- tisgarh’s Kabirdham district on Monday, po- lice said. The accident occurred around 1.45 pm on Banjari Ghat near Bahpani village under Kukdur police station limits, a police official said. ODISHATOHAVEDOUBLE ENGINEGOVT:PMMODI First India Bureau Dhenkanal (Odisha) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday exuded confidence of BJP gov- ernment’s formation in Odisha. At an election rally here, PM lashed out at ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and said that a double double-en- gine government is going to be formed for the first time in Odisha. Seeking votes for the party candidate Sambit Patra for Puri Lok Sabha seat, “Ghar-ghar se ek hi awaaj aa rahi hai - Odis- ha me pehali baar double engine ki sarkar’(Avoice is coming from every house that for the first time, there is going to be a double-engine govern- ment in Odisha...) Today the entire Odisha is thinking that they have given 25 years to the BJD govt but what they have got in these years?...” P6 Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit to Jagannath temple, in Puri, on Monday. PTI Iranian Prez Raisi, FM confirmed dead Agencies Tehran Iranian President Ebra- him Raisi and Foreign Minister HosseinAmir- Abdollahian along with some senior Iranian of- ficials were confirmed to have died in a heli- copter crash in north- western Iran on Sun- day. The accident hap- pened as President Raisi and his entourage were returning from Khoda Afarin region in Iran’s northwest- ern province of East Azarbaijan. Those killed inclue Presi- dent Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdol- lahian, Friday prayers leader of TabrizAyatol- lah MohammadAliAl- e-Hashem, Governor of East Azarbaijan Malek Rahmati and others. PM MODI CONDOLES PREZ RAISI’S DEATH PM Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the demise of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a fatal helicopter crash. Meanwhile, India has an- nounced a one-day state mourning on Tuesday as a mark of respect for Ira- nian President Ebrahim Raisi, the Union Home Ministry has announced. 4 ISIS terrorists held at Ahmedabad airport RBSE class 12 result: Prachi creates history First India Bureau Ahmedabad Four suspected ISIS ter- rorists were arrested from the Ahmedabad airport, days after the airport re- ceived a bomb threat.The terrorists are believed to be citizens of Sri Lanka. The Gujarat Anti-Ter- ror Squad made the ar- rests when they were al- legedly waiting at the airport for their handler. The suspected terror- ists have been identified as Mohammad Nusrat (33), Mohammad Farish (35), Mohammad Nafran (27) and Mohammad Rashdeen (43). Dimple Sharma & Shubham Jain Jaipur/Ajmer As the result of 12th board examination was released by Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education on Monday, Prachi Soni, a science student of Khairthal, broke all re- cords through her perfect score in all subjects. Soni, a student of Ikrotiya vil- lage near Bibirani of Al- war Khairthal, has topped inRajasthan.Withherper- fect score in all subjects, she has created history. Barmer’s Taruna Choudhary secured 99.80 percent marks in senior secondary- science ex- amination of the Ra- jasthan Board of Second- ary Education. The re- sults of RBSE 12th Arts, Science and Commerce were released on Mon- day. MORE ON P5 Suspected ISIS terrorists in the custody of Gujarat ATS. BHILWARA BRUTALITY 2 get death for raping, burning alive minor Shivprakash Purohit & Pankaj Garg Bhilwara POCSO court in Bhilwara on Monday award- ed death sentence to two men for raping and burn- ing alive a 14-year-old girl in a coal furnace inAugust last year. “Kalu and Kanha were awarded death penalty by the court,” Special Public Prosecutor Mahaveer Singh Kishnawat said. The court on Saturday had convicted the two for the crime that took place in August last year. Sev- en others accused of de- stroying evidence were acquitted by the court. Kishnawat said the ac- quittal will be challenged in the high court. ADG Dinesh MN had played a crucial role in the case as he had visited the spot and ensured speedy probe in the matter. Welcoming the deci- sion, the victim’s mother said justice has been done and she was satis- fied with the punishment. The girl had gone missing while she had gone to graze cattle on August 2 last year. The two men raped her and then hit her with sticks. Considering her dead, they threw her in a coal furnace. Locals spotted bracelet of the girl there following which the bones were recovered from the spot. P5 Police at the coal furnace after the crime came to light. FILE A Prime Minister says a group of vested and corrupt individuals has virtually held CM Patnaik captive, hindering Odisha’s development BRANDMODIOUTCOME OFPEOPLE’STRUST:PM Describing himself as a doer, PM Narendra Modi has said the perception of Brand Modi is the outcome of the trust of the people he has gained in his over two decades of public life. In an interview to PTI, he said he will do what- ever it takes to make India developed by 2047. RESTORING STATEHOOD IN J&K OUR PROMISE: PM Prime Minister Nar- endra Modi has said his government has made a “solemn promise” for the restoration of Jammu and Kashmir’s statehood and would stand by it, add- ing the Centre was working very hard to create the right conditions. First India Bureau Karnal/Jhajjar Addressing an election rallies in Karnal and Jhajjar, Union Home Minister Shah praised former Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, saying his government stopped the “sale” of jobs. “Under the BJP’s rule, jobs are given on merit. It was Khattar whomadeHaryana‘vik- sit’(developed).” He said after Khattar, youth leader Nayab Sin- gh Saini is in command. Shah said that earlier, agriculturebudgetusedto be around Rs 22,000 crore, Modi govt raised it to Rs 1.25 lakh crore. P6 In Haryana, Amit Shah lauds ML Khattar, Nayab Singh Saini HMAmitShahwithformer HaryanaCMMLKhattarat arally,inKarnal,onMonday. Mai Gujarat se aaya hun, mai Somnath ki dharti se aaya hun, mai Jagannath ki dharti ko pranam karne aaya hun’ (I have come from Gujarat, from the land of Somnath to pay respect to the land of Jagannath). NARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER CM HAILS VERDICT IN BHILWARA CASE CM Bhajan Lal Sharma welcomed the decision on Bhilwara’s Kotri incident and said, “The decision of the court to give death penalty to the Kotri case culprits in 2023 is welcome. Today, during the tenure of BJP’s double engine govt, there is a policy of zero tolerance against crime. Today there is no place for crime and criminals in Rajasthan and if anyone even dares to com- mit a crime, they will not be spared at any cost.” Aishwary Pradhan Rajnath Singh Amitabh Bachchan Smriti Irani Dharmendra Mukesh Ambani Sachin Tendulkar
  • 4. RAJASTHAN 04 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Tuesday | May 21, 2024 Abhishek Shrivastava Jaipur The Jaipur Development Authority’s enforcement squad fully razed three new unlawful colonies on approximately 18 big- has of private agricultur- al land in the ecological zone of Zone 10. Mahendra Kumar Sharma, Chief Controller of Enforcement, stated that approximately 1 bigha of private agricul- tural land on Agra Road, was levelled without JDA consent. He also added that the process of recovering ex- penses from JDAdemoli- tion proceedings shall be ensured by the interested parties. First India Bureau Jaipur An elephant health screening camp was held in Hathi Village. The health of approximately 80 elephants will be as- sessed throughout the two-day camp. During this, blood, urine, dung, eye, and mouth swabs are collect- ed from elephants. Jag- dish Gupta, Park Conser- vator of Wildlife Zoo, oversaw the camp. The senior veterinarian is tak- ing samples and provid- ing information to ma- houts on the summer food for elephants. First India Bureau Jaipur Hariom Patidar, one of the accused arrested in SI paper leak case, has been considered innocent by the SOG during investi- gation. Patidar was ar- rested on April 14. He has filed an application for release in the court. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mandvi Rajvi will give order on the ap- plication on May 24. On the other hand, ju- dicial custody of 25 ac- cused has been extended till June 1. SOG has filed chargesheet against them on May 1. Judicial custody of 20 other arrested accused has been extended to 24 May. The paper was leaked by Rajesh Khan- delwal, superintendent of an exam center, for Rs 10 lakh. Meanwhile, SC has refused to hear the case. First India Bureau Jaipur The scorching heat of summer continues in Ra- jasthan. On Sunday, Jai- pur’s temperature was 45.9 degrees Celsius, higher than in the border districts of Barmer, Jais- almer, and Bikaner. This was the hottest May temperature in Jaipur in the past eight years. However, in the evening, there was a thunderstorm with light drizzle in some areas. The Jaipur Weather Cen- tre has issued a severe heat advisory that will last four days, until May 23. A red heat alert was issued in five districts on May 21st, and in ten or more districts on May 22nd and 23rd. For the first time, a nighttime warning has also been issued. Mean- while, heatwave here claimed the life of a man from Uttar Pradesh, po- lice said. The body of a 44-year-old man was identified as Mahendra Kushwah, a resident of Hathras in Uttar Pradesh. Vikas Sharma Jaipur Looking at the poor con- dition of electricity in the state, the Discom admin- istration gave monitoring orders to all superintend- ing engineers after which they got into action. It has instructed officials to monitor daily tripping of 11 KV feeders in view of the rising heat. Instructions have been given to identify feeders with high tripping and take concrete action for improvement. Monthly tripping will be reviewed in the review meeting at the level of Discom. Along with this, in- structions to send daily/ monthly feeder tripping information to SE SMUs has also been given. Notably, at the begin- ning of May, daily supply stood at 1.8 million units, whereas on May 10th, it soared to 2.63 million units, record this season During this period, May 9th saw the highest re- corded peak demand of 1276 megawatts. First India Bureau Jaipur Additional Chief Secre- tary Medical and Health Shubhra Singh has giv- en instructions to regu- larly review activities for prevention and control of seasonal diseases like dengue, malaria, etc. In view of the increasing cases of dengue in Bi- kaner, she asked officials to be extra vigilant. Director Public Health Dr Ravi Prakash Mathur said that the Bikaner zone was being reviewed regularly. “Besides, the state level team also in- spected the arrange- ments. Instructions have been given to Bikaner’s Joint Director Zone, ChiefMedicalandHealth Officer and Deputy Chief Medical and Health Of- ficer (Health) to improve the shortcomings found during the inspection. In- structions have been giv- en to visit the dengue af- fected areas in the dis- trict,” he said. JDA used bulldozers to demolish the illegal structures. Elephants at the camp on Monday. MUKESH KIRADOO Dusty winds and light showers were witnessed in Jaipur early on Monday morning. Although as the day progressed, tempratures continued to rise and public could be seen trying to fend off the scorching heat as intense heatwave conditions persist throught the state. MUKESH KIRADOO AND NAIM KHAN Despite scattered storms and showers, there seems to be no respite from the intense summer heat Heatwave grips Rajasthan HOTTESTMAYDAYINEIGHTYEARS Discom steps up monitoring of power cuts ACS Singh calls for vigilance against seasonal diseases Bail petition was withdrawn on instructions of Supreme Court JC extended for 25 accused in SI paper leak case, one gets clean chit CRIME ROUNDUP ‘Daya Bhaav’ On Monday, Krishna Kunal, Secretary of School Education, buried coconuts filled with ghee, sugar, and flour in the ground at the Shiksha Sankul to provide food for ants, thereby conveying a message of compassion towards all living creatures. BIKANER: CACHE OF WEAPONS SEIZED BY POLICE, TWO HELD Bikaner police seized a stash of illegal weapons. Eleven firearms, 20 magazines, and 40 car- tridges were retrieved. The police detained two people. Weapons were transported from Madhya Pradesh, and plans were devised to perpetrate crimes across multiple districts, SP Gautam stated. WAR ON FOOD ADULTERATION: 20,000 KG CONTAMINATED SPICES SEIZED IN JAIPUR Big news on ‘War on Pure Food Adultera- tion’ campaign has surfaced. There was a raid under the supervision of Food Com- missioner Iqbal Khan and Additional Commissioner Pankaj Ojha. The team initiated action against Varsha Enterprises on VKI Road No.9. The team discovered chile powder being prepared by grinding the stalks on the spot. Furthermore, turmeric powder and coriander powder were created by blending colors. The crew took around 20,000 kilos of spices from the location, believing they were contaminated. ACBSEIZESGOLDFROM LANDINSPECTOR’S LOCKERINBRIBERYCASE FIRING ON MEDICAL SHOP IN BHANKROTA, NO ONE REPORTED HURT BOMB THREAT AT JECC: BOMB SQUAD REACHES SCENE, PROBE INITIATED Land records inspector Dinesh Panchal was caught while accepting a bribe. ACB team also opened the accused’s bank locker which con- tained 1 kg 146 grams of gold. Five 100-gram gold biscuits and gold jewelry weighing 646 grams were found. He was detained on May 18 for accepting a bribe of Rs 25 thousand. In a shocking incident in Jaipur, some miscreants opened fire at a medical establishment in Jaipur’s Bhankrota police station neighborhood. The bullets pierced the wall, shattering the glass while the owner of the medical store narrowly escaped from life threaten- ing injuries. Miscreants fled the scene on a bike follow- ing the incident. A threat to put a bomb at Sitapura’s JECC has been received. This type of call came into the police control room. Jaipur police personnel arrived to the JECC. The bomb squad has also reached JECC. DCP South arrived at the area. ACP Surendra Singh also arrived at the scene. The entire complex is under serious investigation. JDAdemolishesthreeillegalcoloniesin Zone-10, frees up 18 bigha agri land Two-day health screening camp for elephants underway at Hathi village No relief for civil judge in promotion dispute: Rules SC First India Bureau Jaipur A civil judge did not get relief in a promotion case as Supreme Court has up- held the decision of Raj- asthan HC. Ravi Bala Singh got appointment in the year 2005 as Civil Judge but could not get promotion due to poor service record. Singh filed a petition before the High court but did not get relief after which he ap- proached supreme court. PLANS FOR MONSOON 5L trees to be planted in mining areas Nirmal Tiwari Jaipur ines Secretary Anandi, during a meeting with senior officials of the de- partment, emphasized on tree plantation in clusters during the monsoon. About five lakh trees will be planted and pri- ority will be given to trees that provide shade and bear fruits. The de- partment officers, in co- ordination with the local administration and for- est department, will pro- cure saplings and get them planted. Anandi said that ac- cording to a rough esti- mate, more than five lakh saplings will be planted in the mining sector this monsoon. “One officer each in all departmental offices will be given the responsibil- ity of overseeing the work, while at the head- quarters level,Additional Director Environment and Development Deep- ak Tanwar will monitor it,” she said. Anandi said that par- ticipation of mine own- ers will be ensured in the programme. In the mining lease areas of every district, where work has stopped, in- structions have been given to identify one mine and carry out ex- tensive tree plantation. M Representational
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  • 6. HAJ FLIGHTS FROM TERMINAL 1 Jaipur International Airport ready for Haj flights starting from today First India Bureau Jaipur s many as 4000 pilgrims are set to embark on Haj from Jaipur interna- tional Airport during the week-long pilgrimage tour starting from Tues- day,May21.AroundNine Code-E aircraft (Airbus 330) of 433 passengers each are scheduled to de- part to Madinah till May 27. The arrivals will be from July 4 till July 11. “All preparations have been done. We are ready to welcome the Pilgrims. Unlike last time, all de- parting flights will be Code-E type aircraft with 433 capacity each. Dur- ing Haj Operations, nine departures are scheduled to Madinah in the month of May and nine arrivals from Jeddha are sched- uled in the month of July. Last year we had suc- cessfully handled the Haj Operations and all pil- grims were very happy with the arrangements. This year also we will ensure seamless travel with all necessary ar- rangements and services in place,” said a senior Airport official. From May 21 to 27th one flight will take off dailytoMadinahonTues- day, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday while two flights daily are scheduled onWednesday, and Friday. Similarly, ar- rivals will start from July 4 to July 11th 2024. Dur- ing this period, daily one flight from Jeddha will land at JaipurAirport. On Sunday there will be two arrivals. Officials taking stock of preps ahead of Haj flights from T-1 at Jaipur Airport on Monday. A RAJASTHAN 05 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Tuesday | May 21, 2024 l Haj flight operations to start from well decorated Terminal 1 from today l Code-E type aircraft with 433 pax capacity will depart daily for Madinah SAMPLES FAIL TEST RMSCL bans 8 companies from supplying medicines Fine of `25.66 cr on mother of ex-MLA Property dispute case of Bharatpur royal family heard in SDM court Girls outshine boys in RBSE Class XIIth results; Barmer girl scores 499 of 500 Vikas Sharma Jaipur Rajasthan Medical Ser- vices Corporation Limit- ed has banned eight com- panies from supplying 10 different medicines after their samples failed the standard test. Managing Director of RMSCL, Neha Giri said thatAgron Remedies Cough Syrup and Chloramphenicol Eye Drop 0.5 % , Hydro- cortisone Sodium Injec- tion to Alliance Biotech, Artesunate Injection to ANG Life Sciences, Li- nus Life Care Co Dor- zolamide Eye Drop 2 % , Maxwell Life Sciences has been banned for a cer- tain period after samples of Salbutamol syrup were found to be sub-standard. Giri said that Domperi- done Suspension to Medipol Pharmaceutical, Samchem is supplied with Iron and Folic Acid Syrup and Liquid Paraf- fin and Scott Edil has been banned for supply- ing medicines after sam- ples of Itraconazole cap- sules did not pass the drug test. Giri, however, said that the management of purchase and supply of medicines under the Chief Minister Free Med- icine Scheme is being strengthened with special focus on the quality of medicines. Wajahat Akhtar Tonk The mother of Congress leader and former MLA Prashant Bairwa has been found guilty of illegal mining after which the mines department has is- sued a demand notice of more than Rs 25.66 crore. The department issued a notice in the name of Ashalata Devi, mother of Bairwal. It is alleged that about 1,90,114.38 metric tons of stone was illegally mined. Questions are be- ing raised on the notice which was given barely a few months after change in the government. After Prashant Bairwa’s name came up in the case, Tonk Mineral Department offi- cials were also avoiding speaking openly. Illegal mining of quartz stone continued for a long time under the nose of the department but soon after the change in the govern- ment, the officials issued the notice. There is a quartz stone mine in the demarcated area of about 4.5 hectares in the Baroni, Tonk in name ofAshalata. Govt suffered revenue loss due to mining outside demarcated area. “If the amount is not depositedin30daysofthe notice period, the lease can be canceled,”, Sohan- lal Suthar mining depart- ment official said inTonk. Ravi Katara Bharatpur Intheongoingdisputeover property,ateamoflawyers reachedSDMofficeonbe- half of Vishvendra Singh while those from Divya SinghalsoreachedBharat- pur from Jaipur on Mon- day.An in-camera hearing wasconductedintheSDM court. The next hearing in the case will be held on May 24. Advocates from both sides argued their points. Advocate Gulraj, Gopal Khandelwal said, “The court heard us and the decision will be taken in the next hearing.” In the past too, there was a bitter spat between father and son on Twitter (now called X). The blame game continued and has now reached the court. First India Bureau Jaipur Around 10 to 15 students from Bharatpur are stranded in Kyrgyzstan as the situation continues to be tense there. Omen- dra, a resident of Mahal- pur Kachhi of Rupwas area, who is stuck, said, “I need food and water but no help is being pro- vided.” Meanwhile, Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma assured that the government was taking necessary steps for the safety of students study- ing in Kyrgyzstan. “Of- ficials of the Chief Min- ister’s Office are in touch with the Ministry of Ex- ternal Affairs. Students from Rajasthan should not feel alone. All neces- sary steps are being taken for their safety,” he said. PTI Kota A joint squad of forest and police departments on Monday demolished three illegal construc- tions, including a farm- house of a Cong leader, during an anti-encroach- ment drive in Anantpura area here, officials said. Around 300 personnel from Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) and police and forest depart- ments reached the area with JCB machines early Monday morning and be- gan razing the illegal con- structions on forest land spanning over 4,300 square metres, they said. The farmhouse belonging to Amin Pathan, Raj Cong gen secy, was among 3 encroachments demolished, Kota DFO Apoorv Srivastav said. First India Bureau Jaipur Additional Director Gen- eral of Police Dinesh MN hadplayedapivotalrolein the Bhilwara minor girl rape and murder case. He had rushed to the spot and in- spected the crime spot and also spoke to people present there. While speaking to the me- dia, Dinesh MN had said that they would try for the strictest punishment. “We will try for the trial in the fast track court,” he had told the media. “Thisincidentcomesin the category of heinous crime.The police have ar- rested the accused and ef- forts will be made to com- plete the investigation as soon as possible. There is no pardon for this crime and the accused should be given a death penalty. All possible evidence is being collected to ensure maxi- mum sentence for the ac- cused,” MN had said. CM assures to help all stranded students in KGZ Cong leader Amin Pathan’s illegal farmhouse razed Ex-MLA Prashant Bairwa with his mother Ashalata Devi. FILE (L) Vishvendra Singh (R) Divya Singh and Anirudh Singh FILE Accused being taken to court in custody in Bharatpur on Monday. DineshMN’srole crucialinfasttrial ASHOK GEHLOT, OTHERS WELCOME DECISION Ex-CM Ashok Gehlot welcomed the decision of Bhilwara POCSO court to award death sentence to two men who gang raped and murdered a 14 year old girl last year. He said his former government had taken immediate action against the accused in this incident and arrested them. “At that time ADG Crime was sent to the spot and the case was taken up un- der the Case Officer Scheme. The charge sheet of this case was filed within about a month. Within about 10 months, these culprits have been sentenced,” he said. AICC Secretary Dheeraj Gurjar also welcomed the decision. “This unforgivable incident was a stain on society and entire humanity,” he said. ALWARGIRLTOPSRBSEXIITH RESULTS WITHPERFECTSCOREINALLSUBJECTS Ashvini Yadav Alwar As the result of 12th board examination was released by Rajasthan Board of Secondary Edu- cation on Monday, Prachi Soni, a science student of Khairthal, broke all re- cords through her perfect score in all subjects. Soni, a student of Ik- rotiya village near Bibi- rani of Alwar Khairthal, has topped in Rajasthan. With her perfect score in all subjects, she has cre- ated history. In a conversation with First India, an elated Soni said that the credit for her success goes to the teach- ers and family members, who always had faith in her. She said, “I used to come across students scoring 100 and being toppers in Rajasthan. I also decided to be a top- per. One has to study but teachers’ guidance plays an important role. They cleared all my doubts. I knew that I would get good marks and would top but getting 100 marks in all the subjects has come as a surprise.” Soni aspires to become an IAS officer in future. Dimple Sharma Shubham Jain Jaipur/Ajmer The results of Rajasthan Board of Secondary Edu- cation 12th Arts, Science and Commerce were re- leased on Monday. The result of science stream was 97.73 percent while the result of arts and commerce streams was 96.88 percent and 98.95 percent respectively. Taruna Choudhary, a resident of Barmer, got a total of 499 marks out of 500. She secured 100 out of 100 marks in all the subjects Hindi, Physics, Chemistry and Mathe- matics. In English, she scored 99 marks out of 100. Taruna's father Vishnu Bhagwan Choud- hary is a lawyer by pro- fession. Board Adminis- trator and Divisional Commissioner Mahesh Chandra Sharma released the results on Monday afternon. Secretary Kailash Chandra Sharma said that 8,66, 270 students were registered for the examinations. At the same time, 3671 students were registered in Senior Upadhyaya. Last year the commerce result was 96.60 percent, science result was 95.65 percent and arts result was 92.32 percent. Bhilwara minor gangrape case Prachi Soni, resident of Khairthal, has worked hard and secured 100 percent marks in the science stream. Prachi with her school teachers and family in Alwar on Monday. SCIENCE STREAM ARTS STREAM COMMERCE STREAM Prachi Soni, science student from Khairthal, Alwar broke all records Taruna Chaudhary (Barmer) 2,60,078 5,78,494 CANDIDATES REGISTERED CANDIDATES REGISTERED 2,58,071 5,69,575 CANDIDATES APPEARED CANDIDATES APPEARED 97.73% RESULT 96.88% RESULT 26,622 CANDIDATES REGISTERED 26,418 CANDIDATES APPEARED 98.95% RESULT Hearty congratulations and best wishes to all the students who have passed the 12th Board Exam- 2024 in Science, Arts and Commerce subjects by Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education. Also, those students who did not get success this time should not be disappointed at all. Work hard again with new zeal and enthusiasm, I am sure that you will definitely succeed! My blessings are with all of you. #RBSEResult Bhajanlal Sharma (Modi Ka Parivar)@BhajanlalBjp Knowledge is the ultimate goal! Hearty congratulations to all the students who have succeeded in Rajasthan 12th Board with their study, concentration intelligence. Those candidates who could not get the expected results should not be disappointed. Study again with new enthusiasm and energy. All of you have to play an important role in the progress of Rajasthan and building of India. Best wishes for a bright future Ashok Gehlot@ashokgehlot51 Hearty congratulations and best wishes to all the students who passed the 12th Board Main Examination-2024 in Science, Arts and Commerce subjects by Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education Madan Dilawar @madandilawar Hearty congratulationsto all students who passed 12th RBSE Board Main Examination-2024. Best wishes for a bright future for all of you, and hearty congratulations to your parents and teachers! Diya Kumari @KumariDiya
  • 7. INDIA 06 Jaipur, Tuesday | May 21, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia FIFTH PHASE POLLING Nearly 49 pc polling till 5 pm in Maharashtra’s 13 LS seats; corporate leaders, celebrities vote PTI Mumbai n average voter turnout of 48.66 per cent was re- corded till 5 pm on Mon- day in 13 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, in- cluding half a dozen in Mumbai, in the fifth and final phase of elections in the state as Bollywood actors, corporate leaders and prominent politi- cians came out to exer- cise their franchise, as per poll officials. With an hour to go for formal end of the polling time, the state CEC’s of- fice clarified any voter who is at the queue at 6 pm is entitled to vote. “The polling station will continue to function till all voters who were at the queue at 6 pm cast their vote,” it maintained. Of the 13 constituen- cies spread across the Mumbai region and North Maha, the highest turnout was in Dindori in Nashik at 57.06 per cent, while the lowest was in Kalyan in Thane district at 41.70 per cent. Among the other seats, Palghar recorded 54.32 per cent polling, Nashik 51.16 per cent, Bhiwandi 48.89 per cent, Dhule 48.81 per cent, Mumbai North 46.91 per cent, Mumbai North Central 47.32 per cent, Mumbai North East 48.67 per cent, Mumbai North West 49.79 per cent, Mumbai South 44.22 per cent, Mumbai South Central 48.26 per cent and Thane 45.38 per cent, the officials said. CM Eknath Shinde voted along with his fam- ily members at a booth in Thane, which is his po- litical turf. Voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes for the fifth phase of LS elections, in Mumbai, Monday. A PTI New Delhi Showing unwavering confidence, Prime Minis- ter Narendra Modi claimed that Bharatiya Janata Party will come out on top as the single biggest party in the south and the ruling alliance will cross its expectation of over 400 seats in the ongoing LS elections. The general elections are being held in seven phases, with June 1 being the last day of polling. The results will be out on June 4. “Our strategy for the entire nation is the same. Phir ek baar modi sarkar. Aur chaar June 400 paar,” Modi said in an interview to PTI Videos on Sunday night. Modi claimed that the saffron party’s opponents have created a miscon- ception that the saffron party is not strong in the southern region of the country. “Look at 2019 elec- tions. The largest party even then in the south was BJP. Again, I say this: the largest party in the South this time will be BJP, and its allies will add more (seats) to it,” he said. NDAtosurpass400seats,BJP leadinginSouth,saysPMModi Varanasi: PM Narendra Modi will interact with more than 25,000 women on Tuesday in his Varanasi parliamentary constituency. Arvind Mishra, the BJP’s media in-charge for the district, said on Monday that Modi will interact with the women -- homemakers, doctors, teachers, business owners, advocates, and athletes -- during a ‘Matri Shakti Sammle- lan’ at Sampurnanand Sanskrit University. Modi is eyeing a hat-trick from the constitu- ency, having secured victories in 2014 and 2019. He is up against the Congress’ Ajay Rai. Mishra said women BJP workers have been instructed to bring 10 women from every booth. Mahila Morcha functionaries are inviting various social organisations, students and teachers of women’s colleges to the event. The BJP’s women office-bear- ers are also going door to door to inform women about the conference, he added. Varanasi goes to the polls on June 1. PMMODITOHOLD‘MATRISHAKTISAMMLELAN’,INTERACTWITH25,000WOMEN Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an interview with PTI, in Bhubaneswar. 1 Out Of 7 iPhones in the world manufactured in India. I have not spoken a word against minorities, but will not accept any ‘special citizens’. 6 crore jobs created in 6-7 years. Chabahar pact important milestone; to provide connectivity to Afghanistan, Central Asia. People in Odisha have made up mind for change, difficult for BJD to survive. Even if I act out of self- interest, my own welfare lies in welfare of Constitution. Congress let national interest suffer in dealing with Pakistan. India to participate in G-7, Ukraine peace summits. TOP QUOTES OF PM MODI PTI New Delhi Union Home Minister Amit Shah, seeking vote for the BJP in the South Delhi constituency on Monday, assailed the Congress and the AAP and asked the voters to press the BJP’s lotus but- ton on May 25 polls with such “aggression” that Kejriwal remembers he has to go back to Tihar jail. Kejriwal has been granted interim bail till June 1 by the Supreme Court to campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in the alleged Delhi excise policy scam. Citing the incident of the alleged assault on AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal at the Del- hi chief minister’s resi- dence, Shah asked if Ke- jriwal can assure the safety of women in Delhi. In an election rally in sup- port of BJP candidate fromSouthDelhi,Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, Shah said every vote given to him will make Narendra Modi the prime minister for the third term and ensure a united, strong India. BJP-ledNDAhaswon270seats, willcross400innextphases:Shah Southern India accounts for 131 of the total 543 Lok Sabha seats Amit Shah addresses a campaign meeting in support of BJP’s south Delhi candidate Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, in New Delhi. Rahul Gandhi with supporters during voting for the 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Raebareli. Delhi BJP President Virendra Sachdeva. Karnal: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday attacked the Congress, saying the party did not revoke Article 370, which allowed special status to Jammu and Kashmir, for the sake of appeasement politics. Addressing an election rally here, Shah reiterated that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to India and “we will take it back”. The senior BJP leader also attacked the Congress on the Ram temple issue, saying its top leaders such as Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gan- dhi did not take part in the temple’s consecration ceremony to please the party’s minority vote bank. Targeting the Congress on Kashmir, he said. CONGRESS DIDN’T REVOKE ARTICLE 370 FOR APPEASEMENT’S SAKE, SAYS AMIT SHAH PTI New Delhi Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva on Monday claimed that the AAP may orchestrate an attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to gain public sympathy ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in the city on May 25. He also asked the Del- hi Police and the (EC) to increase the security of the chief minister. Several (AAP) leaders, including Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, minis- ters Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj, have alleged that the BJP has hatched a conspiracy to harm Ke- jriwal after graffiti threat- ening the CM was found scribbled inside some Metro trains. Sachdeva hit back at AAP and Kejriwal, say- ing they were trying to divert attention from the alleged assault on Rajya Sabha MPSwati Maliwal inside the chief minis- ter’s residence. PTI New Delhi As polling began in 49 constituencies for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Con- gress leader Rahul Gan- dhi on Monday said it has become clear that people have stood up to protect the Constitution and de- mocracy and the country is witnessing a storm of change. Voting is being held in 49 constituencies in six states and two union ter- ritories in the fifth phase, which will decide the electoral fate of several prominent leaders like Gandhi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Sm- riti Irani and former Jam- mu and Kashmir chief minister OmarAbdullah. In a post in Hindi on X, Gandhi said, “Today is the fifth phase of vot- ing! In the first four phases itself, it has be- come clear that people have stood up to protect the Constitution and de- mocracy and are defeat- ing the BJP.” “This country is fed up with the politics of hatred and is now voting on its own issues. Youths for jobs, farmers for MSP and freedom from debt, women for economic in- dependence and security, and labourers for fair wages. “The people are fight- ing this election along with INDIA (bloc) and there is a storm of change in the country,” the former Congress president said. People are fighting this election along with INDIA bloc: Rahul Gandhi Cong leader Jairam Ramesh posed several questions to the PM ahead of his rallies in West Bengal. “Does the PM have any solutions to the Kurmi community’s demands? Can the prime minister clarify his stance on his Tamluk candidate Abhijit Ganguly’s anti- national statements? Did Suvendu Adhikari’s CBI case get washed away in BJP’s washing machine?” BJP’S ‘WASHING MACHINE’ AT FULL SPIN IN BENGAL: CONG AAP may stage attack on Kejriwal to gain sympathy: BJP These manipulations can not be applied again and again. The script presented by Singh today indicates that AAP has decided the days when shoes are to be thrown at Kejriwal and when he is to be attacked. VIRENDRA SACHDEVA, DELHI BJP PRESIDENT PTI Shimla Actor Kangana Ranaut, the BJP’s candidate from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi, was shown black flags by locals and Con- gress workers in Lahaul and Spiti’s Kaza today. The state BJP alleged that stones were also thrown at her carcade. Congress workers raised slogans - “Kanga- na, go back” and “Kan- gana Vangana nahin chalegi (Kangana won’t work for us)” and were reportedly enraged over her remarks on Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in April last year. Ms Ranaut had tweet- ed a meme featuring the Dalai Lama with the cap- tion, “The Dalai Lama receives a warm wel- come at the White House”. The photoshopped pic- ture in the tweet showed the Dalai Lama sticking his tongue out as he posed with Joe Biden with a comment - “Both of them have the same illness, definitely they could be friends”. Following this, a group of Buddhists staged a dharna outside her office in Mumbai. PTI Patna Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Mon- day claimed that the pub- lic support for the INDIA bloc, led by his party, was comparable to the wave of 1977 which had brought the Janata Party to power. Talking to re- porters at the Sadaqat Ashram, the state Con- gress headquarters, Sin- gh demanded that the EC take cognisance of al- leged violations of the model code of conduct in speeches of Prime Minis- ter Narendra Modi. “I have been touring many parts of the country for the election cam- paign.Yesterday, I was in UP where I attended ral- lies of our alliance part- ner Akhilesh Yadav. The massive crowds suggest an upsurge of public sup- port in favour of the IN- DIA bloc. It is on the same scale as the wave in support of the Janata Par- ty in 1977,” said Singh. KanganashownblackflagsinLahaul Spiti SinghclaimsINDIAblocsurge comparableto1977Janatawave PTI Panskura (WB) West Bengal Chief Min- ister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that maximum number of seats to the Trinamool Congress will ensure that it can totally help the op- position INDIA bloc more when it forms gov- ernment at the Centre. Claiming that the guar- antees of the Prime Min- ister Narendra Modi-led BJP are not true, the Tri- namool Congress supre- mo maintained that cook- ing gas, electricity, etc were not being given by it for free to the people. She reiterated her ac- cusation that the BJP conspired with regard to women of Sandeshkhali, where allegations of sex- ual atrocities against lo- cal TMC leaders led to prolonged protests. “Their next conspiracy is to cause clashes (between people),” she said, urging people to remain united. OTHER POINTERS z 66.45% voter turnout recorded in Jharkhand Ladakh records over 67% polling till 5 pm z West Bengal registers 73% voter turnout in 7 LS seats till 5 pm z 55.80% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm in UP z Over 52% polling re- corded in five LS seats in Bihar till 5 pm z J-K: At 59%, Baramulla records highest voter turnout in 40 years z Odisha records over 60% voter turnout Locals sloganeered against Kangana Ranaut as she campaigned in Kaza. FILE Digvijaya Singh addresses a press conference at the party office, in Patna, Monday. TMC victory will strengthen Oppn INDIA bloc: Mamata
  • 8. INDIA 07 Jaipur, Tuesday | May 21, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Voters arrive to cast their vote at the polling station for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls on Monday. Industrialist Mukesh Ambani with wife Nita and son Akash Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra with his family UP DGP Prashant Kumar with Wife Dimple Verma (Retired IAS officer RERA member) Principal Secretary to UP CM Sanjay Prasad with wife Pooja Prasad and daughter Sanjana Prasad Former IAS officer and Prasar Bharati chairman Navneet Sehgal with his wife Vandana Sehgal son Director Information Shishir with his wife Dr Garima Singh and sons Former IAS Awanish K Awasthi, advisor to UP CM along with his wife Malini Awasthi and other family members Union Minister Piyush Goyal Anand Mahindra Vidya Balan Prem Chopra and Sharman Joshi Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao Anil Kapoor Aishwarya Rai Janhvi Kapoor Hrithik Roshan Diverse populace of India, encompassing businessmen, actors, bureaucrats, politicians, stood in long queues to vote Lok Sabha polls INDIAINC,B’WOOD,OTHERS GETINKEDINFIFTHPHASE Ajinkya Rahane and his wife Radhika Dhopavkar BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das Ratan Tata Akshay Kumar CLICK THE QR CODE FOR MORE PHOTOS... UP CM’s Media Advisor Mrityunjay Kumar
  • 9. TAKING STOCK Expeditependingprocess-drivenrecruitments:CS Dr Rituraj Sharma Shivendra Parmar Jaipur hief Secretary Sudhansh Pant has directed of- ficials to complete pend- ing recruitments in vari- ous departments as soon as possible. Pant held a review meeting with Principal Secretary of Personnel Department Hemant Ku- mar Gera and other offi- cials regarding the pend- ing and under process recruitments in various departments. He inquired about the status of department- wise pending and under process recruitments and directed RPSC and State Staff Selection Board to complete the pending re- cruitments. He urged swift action on Health Dept recruitment, re- cruitment of senior teach- ers, lecturers and physi- cal teachers in Edu Dept. AState level commit- tee, meeting chaired by CS Sudhansh Pant was convened at the Secre- tariat to discuss and ap- prove the action plan for Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System 2.0. Pant lauded Rajasthan’s pro- gress in e-prosecution, e-jail, and crime tracking systems, emphasising their importance in en- hancing smart policing. Approved proposal to be forwarded to the Govern- ment of India. C 08 There are only two reasons for dissatisfaction and grief. One is expectation, and the other is desire and both of them are under our own control. Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CMD Editor-in-Chief THOUGHT OF THE DAY Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24 Jaipur, Tuesday | May 21, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia RAS 2021 delegation visits CMR, submits memo seeking appt Congresswastheonetosavethe culpritsof1984Sikhriots,saysCM First India Bureau New Delhi Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma said on Monday that before the year 2014, there was a lot of corruption in the country. Seeing this situ- ation, nationalists would have tears in their eyes. “Before 2014, the com- mon people in the coun- try faced terrorism and various states faced inci- dents of Naxalism, but today terrorism and Naxalism are not visible. Congress worked in the country on the basis of corruption and appease- ment. In 1984, there were riots against Sikhs and Congress did the job of protecting the cul- prits,” he said while ad- dressing a public meet- ing at Andaz Banquet Hall in Moti Nagar in support of BJP candidate Bansuri Swaraj from New Delhi Lok Sabha seat as part of the Lok Sabha election cam- paign. The Chief Minister said that Delhi is the heart of the country and BJP is in the hearts of the common people here. Kejriwal, who came to power by agitating with Anna Hazare and talking about removing corrup- tion, is himself im- mersed in corruption. The incident that hap- pened with the female Rajya Sabha MP at the Delhi Chief Minister’s residence is shameful. There are two types of streams running in the country, one stream is of nepotism, appeasement and corruption, while the other stream is serv- ing Mother India. During this, Rajya Sabha MP Madan Rathore, MLA Shri chand Kriplani were also present. First India Bureau Jaipur Candidates selected in RAS 2021 recruitment exam reached the Chief Minister’s residence and submitted a memoran- dum demanding appoint- ment. They submitted the memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister to his OSD and briefed him about the matter and re- quested for appointment. After this, the candi- dates met Chief Secre- tary Sudhansh Pant also and submitted another memorandum. Final result of the ex- amination was released on November 17, 2023. After this, the medical and police verification process has been com- pleted by the Department of Personnel. The candidates have also received permission from the Election Com- mission for joining. Now only the orders of the Chief Minister are being awaited. First India Bureau Jaipur Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Mon- day, posted on X regard- ing power cuts and said that complaints of unde- clared power cuts are coming from all districts of Rajasthan. “People are s u f f e r i n g due to power cuts in this summer sea- son. 24-hour d o m e s t i c electricity was promised in Ra- jasthan on page number 15 in BJP’s manifesto. The government is claim- ing that they have ful- filled 45% of the mani- festo promise, but this claim is proving to be completely false. The government should look towards the people of the state who are suffering from power cuts this summer,” he said. First India Bureau Jaipur Show cause notices have been issued to the Super- intending Engineers of four districts with zero progress in the works sanctioned under the summer contingency. The notices were is- sued to Sawai Madhopur SE Kailash Chand Mee- na, Banswara SE Ashok Chawla, Dholpur SE Mukesh Garg, and Gan- gapur City SE Ramkesh Meena on the instruc- tions of PHED Secretary Samit Sharma. In these districts, there was no progress despite repeated instructions. Sharma had warned that if progress is not made in the summer contingency works, show cause no- tices would be issued. He stated that the works approved under the Summer Contingen- cy should be completed by May 31 under all cir- cumstances, and any neg- ligence will not be toler- ated. District-wise report cards were prepared based on 14 key perfor- mance indicators (KPIs) of the Jal Jeevan Mis- sion. Based on the report cards, show cause notices have also been given to Dungarpur SE Anil Kachhawa, Jaipur Rural SE Anand Prakash, Neemkathana SE Dalip Tarang, and Sanchore SE Prithvi Singh Gurjar. Dr Samit Sharma re- viewed Summer Contin- gency Plan and Jal Jee- van Mission progress with officials through the video conference, stress- ing regular on-ground monitoring to prevent water shortages during the summer season. Completesummercontingency worksbyMay31:PHEDSecretary CM Bhajan Lal Sharma contemplates transfers amid poll result assessment DraftvisiondocumentforViksit Raj2047aspertimeline:EduSecy Retired IAS officer re-appointed as Special Asst to Assembly Speaker CS Sudhansh Pant chairs a review meeting regarding pending and ongoing recruitments in various departments at Secretariat in Jaipur on Monday. Hemant Gera, Ramniwas Mehta, Krishna Kunal, Anand Kumar and others were also present. Jaipur: Chief Secre- tary Sudhansh Pant, in a surprise inspec- tion at Indira Gandhi Nahar Bhawan, expressed dismay over absent officers and uncleanliness. He inspected rooms, files, and e-filing, emphasising cleanliness. After his departure, power cuts occurred, with staff waiting outside the first floor of the building. Pant stayed there for two a half hours, urging faster file disposal and issuing other instruc- tions. Vinod Singh Chouhan CS REBUKES IGNP STAFF FOR TARDINESS, FILTHY OFFICE Aishwary Pradhan Jaipur Senior BJP leader and former LoP Rajendra Rathore during a press conference, said that farmers’ land will not be auctioned in the state and a policy decision in this regard will be taken soon at CM’s level. He added that the gov- ernment has issued an administrative order to suspend the bank order. Hanumangarh Coopera- tive Land Development Bank Ltd. had issued a public notice of auction of agricultural lands of 20 farmers in various Tehsils of Hanumangarh on May 17, which was published in newspapers on Saturday. Rathore stated that a panel will be formed to address auction notice is- sued by Hanumangarh’s land development bank after 20 farmers default- ed on loans. CM prompt- ly suspended the auction order. Rathore said that the BJP govt is commit- ted to protecting farmers’ interests, unlike the pre- vious Cong govt that al- lowed land auctions. Rathore: No farmers’ land to be auctioned under Bhajan Lal Govt Rajendra Rathore addresses a press conference at BJP Headquarters in Jaipur on Monday. Pramod Vashishtha and others were also present. NAIM KHAN A delegation of candidates selected in RAS-2021 recruitment exam at the CMR in Jaipur on Monday. Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma addresses a huge public meeting in New Delhi on Monday. CM Bhajanlal Sharma’s govt in Rajasthan is committed to protect the interests of the farmers. The government has also issued orders that farmers’ land will not be auctioned. RAJENDRA RATHORE, BJP LEADER Gehlot criticises BJP govt over power cuts in Raj First India Bureau Jaipur Retired IAS officer, Kishore K Sharma was on Monday, re-appointed to the post of Special As- sistant to Assembly Speaker Vasudev Dev- nani in the Assembly Secretariat.The order- was issued on Monday. This re-ap- pointment has been made from date of as- s u m i n g charge till completion of tenure of currentAssembly Speak- er or until further orders. The re-appointment, made on a co-terminus basis as a non-cadre post with pay minus pension, required ECI approval due to ‘Code of Con- duct.’Principal Secretary MP Sharma mentioned this in the order. Divine Melodies... Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat participates in a ‘Bhajan Sandhya’ in Bathinda on Monday. Famous singer Kanhaiya Mittal enthralled the audience with his soulful divine renditions during the programme. “Amidst a large gathering of devotees, I found myself experiencing spiritual peace as a devotee. Shyam Baba Ki Jai!,” tweeted Shekhawat on his social media account. First India Bureau Jaipur Political circles speculate on transfer feedback reaching CM Bhajan Lal Sharma. BJPworkers an- ticipate desired transfers, especially for those side- lined during Congress rule, aiming for June placements. Government discusses Odisha pattern. In the meanwhile, CM Bhajan Lal Sharma will assess BJP votes in Min- isters’constituencies and areas under leaders’elec- tion charge. Strength evaluation post-elections may prompt reshuffle. CM expected to consult ‘Vichar’ family before decision-making. First India Bureau Jaipur Education Secretary Krishna Kunal urged ed- ucation stakeholders to draft a vision document for Viksit Rajasthan 2047, setting targets and utilising resources effec- tively. Emphasis on co-scho- lastic activities, research, innovation, skill devel- opment, and branding was highlighted. The meeting, held at Shiksha Sankul on Mon- day, discussed current education challenges and invited suggestions. Secretary of Science and Technology V Sar- wan Kumar, Commis- sioner of Mid-Day Meal Vishwa Mohan Sharma, Commissioner of Col- lege Education Pukhraj Sain, Special Secretary of Education Chitra Gupta, and officials from various related de- partments were among those who attended the meeting. Dr Samit Sharma reviews the works being carried out under the Summer Contingency Plan JJM via VC with Chief Engineers, Superintending Engineers, Executive Engineers in Jaipur on Monday. Shankar Lal Saini, KD Gupta, Rakesh Luhariya are seen. Krishna Kunal chairs a meeting over Vision Document for Viksit Rajasthan 2047 at Shiksha Sankul on Monday. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma being felicitated during a public meeting held in support of BJP candidate, Bansuri Swaraj in New Delhi on Monday. Madan Rathore, Shrichand Kriplani others are seen. The incident that occurred with the woman MP at Delhi CM’s residence is shameful, he says
  • 10. Glamour | Fashion | Bollywood | Hollywood | Lifestyle THE ART OF INNOVATION! he city witnessed a spellbinding fusion of fashion and design at the ENCODE and Turpan events held on Saturday which showcased a plethora of products crafted by students. P11 T 09 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia he Patiala suit, a traditional attire originating from the royal city of Patiala in Punjab, India, epitomizes a blend of comfort and chic elegance. This classic ensemble, characterized by its voluminous pleated sal- war and fitted kameez, has tran- scended time to become a be- loved staple in women’s ward- robes. Its appeal lies in the per- fect balance of style and ease, making it a versa- tile choice for vari- ous occasions. Historically, Patia- la suits were favoured by the royal women of Punjab, who wore them with an air of grace and sophistication. The loose, pleated salwar provided unparalleled comfort, especially in the warm climate, while the fitted kameez added a touch of re- fined elegance. Today, this traditional garment has evolved to suit contemporary fashion sensibilities while re- taining its inherent charm. For everyday wear, a Patiala suit in breath- able cotton, adorned with subtle prints or embroideries, offers a relaxed yet stylish look. It can be acces- sorized with delicate jhumkas (traditional Indian earrings) and a pair of juttis (embroidered Punjabi shoes) to enhance its ethnic ap- peal. The beauty of the Patiala suit lies in its versatility; for fes- tive occasions or weddings, opt- ing for rich fabrics like silk or brocade, embellished with intri- cate zari or threadwork, trans- forms this outfit into a statement piece. A heavily embroidered dupatta draped gracefully over the shoulders adds to the gran- deur. To achieve a complete look, accessorizing is key. Bold, or- nate jhumkas lend an air of tra- ditional elegance, while a matching set of bangles can add a splash of colour and sparkle.A pair of embellished juttis not only complements the attire but also ensures comfort throughout the day. Whether styled for a casual day out or a grand cele- bration, the Patiala suit remains a timeless embodiment of grace, comfort and style, celebrating the beauty of traditional Indian fashion. The Patiala suit, a blend of comfort and chic elegance, is a timeless staple. Versatile for any occasion, City First discovers the vibrant charm of Patiala suits which can be beautifully accessorized with jhumkas, bangles and juttis! Mitali Dusad mitalidusad@firstindia.co.in T The loose, pleated salwar provided unparalleled comfort, especially in the warm climate, while the fitted kameez added a touch of refined elegance. JAIPUR, TUESDAY | MAY 21, 2024
  • 11. Your Page JAIPUR, TUESDAY | MAY 21, 2024 10 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia ello, today we will take you onatourof Sun City Jodhpur which is also called Blue City. Jodhpur city is quite famous all over the world for its cul- ture and tourist places. The glorious history, cul- ture and royal style of this city will touch your heart. Jodhpur, the beautiful city of Rajasthan was founded in1459ADbyRaoJodha, the head of the Rathore clan. Jodhpur is full of blue-painted houses. Me- dieval buildings and the winding streets running through them are situated at the foot of the Mehran- garhFort,whichsitsatthe head of Jodhpur. Every- thing about Jodhpur is unique because the fra- grance of the soil here is something else. Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur is the most spe- cial and the pride of this city. This fort, situated on a very high and straight rock, is one of the biggest forts in the country. The construction of this fort was started by Rao Jodha in the 15th century, but its construction work was completed by Maharaj Jaswant Singh. The best view of the entire Jodhpur is visible from Mehran- garh Fort. The very beau- tiful carvings of this fort will fascinate you. There are many grand palaces inside this fort, which include Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana. The museum of Mehrangarh Fort is one of the best and famous mu- seums of Rajasthan. The royal monument Jaswant Thada made of white marble at the foothills of Mehrangarh Fort is also no less than a wonder. It is called the Taj Mahal of Marwar. Because it is made of white marble, it has been called the Taj Mahal. Jaswant Thada was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II by his son Maharaj Sardar Singh Ji in 1906. It was once known only as Mokshdham, but it is not so today. A lot of domes- tic and foreign tourists come here. This building is built on a platform of red Ghotu stone. Along with these beau- tiful buildings in Jodhpur, there is also a special place for tourists looking for something different, whose name is Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park. As soon as you enter this park, different types of stones are kept which are found in different areas of Rajasthan. Some stones are very spe- cial. Nestled amidst nature in a peaceful environment, this place brings you to a different world. Umaid Bhawan Pal- ace of Jodhpur is also a very beautiful and mag- nificent palace. Umaid Bhawan Palace is a wonderful example of art. It is currently the residence of the royal family as well as a ho- tel. Umaid Bhawan was built by Maha- raja Umaid Singh. The special thing is that this pal- ace was not built for gran- deur but for the welfare of the people. When there was a famine in the 1930s, the Maharaja was con- structed to employ the people. This palace is fa- mousallovertheworldfor its history and excellent structures, which are very difficult to describe in words. If any place can be calledtheheartofJodhpur city, famous all over the world as Suryanagari and Blue City, then it is the clock tower of Sadar Ba- zaar.The sound of the bell can also be called the heartbeat of Jodhpur.This magnificent clock tower was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh. This clock tower built in the middle of the city is more than a centuryold.Thecompany thatmadepartsforthisbig watch is now closed. But duetobettermaintenance, this clock is still running. This place is perfect to ex- perience the culture of Jodhpurandvisitthenear- by markets. The beauty of the clock tower wins the hearts of tourists not only during the day but also at night. If you do not taste the taste of Jodhpur after coming to Ghantaghar, then the trip to Jodhpur is meaningless. Because Jodhpur is famous not only for its beautiful forts but also for its food. Be it Makhania Lassi Mirchi Bada or Mawa Kachori, their taste will make your journey even more pleas- ant. Although there are many spots in Jodhpur for food lovers, but Gypsy is something special among them. You will remember the taste of the 29-dish thali here for a long time. Many famous person- alities who come to visit Jodhpur have tasted the taste here. Youcangoshopping in Jodhpur only around the clock tower. All the colours of Rajasthan can be seen in Jodhpur. The markets here at- tract tourists. Be it col- ourful clothes or leather goods and shoes, eve- rything is here. When- ever we go somewhere, we try to buy souvenirs of the speciality of that place. The handicraft show- rooms of Jodhpur are fulfilling this need. There are many items of wood and metal here. Jodhpur's Bandhej is also quite famous, the brightly coloured suits, sarees and dupattas will win your heart. Mandore Garden of Jodhpur is also a place to visit. Apart from being historical, it also enhanc- es the natural beauty of the city. This garden was built in the sixth century. Before Jodhpur, Man- dore was the capital of Marwar. The structure of the dark red umbrellas of the rulers of Jodhpur in Mandore Garden is an excellent example of art. Another grand build- ing in Jodhpur is the Ma- hamandir. This Maha- mandir is an unmatched monument of architec- ture that contains in the pages of history the story of the Nath-like environ- ment of Marwar in the eighteenth century. Ma- hamandir is a major pil- grimage site of the Nath sect. This temple was built by Mansingh, the ruler of Jodhpur. The main temple here is a huge platform whose roof rests on 100 artistic pillars. The idol of Ja- landharnathji is placed on a marble throne in the sanctum sanctorum. In its inner part, 84 Yogasanas and pictures of famous Nath Yogis of history have been made which are amazing. Kaylana Lake, which quenches the thirst of the people of Jodhpur, is also a picturesque place for tourists. The history of Kaylana Lake is quite in- teresting. Arrangements were made to quench the thirst of the people of Jodhpur by demolishing the palace and gardens. In 1892, the then Maha- raja Pratap Singh built this lake by demolishing the palaces and gardens built by former rulers Bhim Singh and Takht Singh. Raj Ranchod JiTemple is one of the most visited temples in Jodhpur. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna whose oth- er name is Ranchod. This temple is made of red stone and has amazing carvings on its walls. In Suryanagari Jodhpur, the temple of Ratanada Ganesh ji, which is in- vited before doing any auspicious work, is the main place of faith for the people of the city. It is said that the Ganesh idol appeared in natural rock about 500 years ago. Let us give you one more information while going on, the world's largest solar park is also in Jodhpur. According to media reports, Bhadla Solar Park of Rajasthan is the largest solar park in the world.This solar park is spread over 14 thou- sand acres i.e. about 50 thousand square km. If you are planning to visit Jodhpur, then all types of transport facili- ties are available to reach here like railway, road and air travel. By using anyofthesefacilities,you can reach Jodhpur and enjoy the tourist places here with great ease. Jodhpur is a very beau- tiful and peaceful city, we hope you liked this glimpse of Jodhpur. That's all for now, see you in the next presenta- tion with some more his- torical and beautiful places of Rajasthan. Rakhi Jain cityfirst@firstindia.co.in Jodhpur Jodhpur THE BLUE CITY THE BLUE CITY H Mehrangarh Fort Ghanta Ghar Kaylana Lake Blue City Shot Mandore Garden Jaswant Thada YOGESH SHARMA Immerse Yourself In Jodhpur, The Blue City Scan Click this QR Code for an in-depth view You can also watch these magnificent views of Jodhpur on First India Plus Entertainment OTT. First India News is the first news channel which has launched its own OTT. The special thing is that this platform is focused on Rajasthan and Rajasthanis. That is why Pawan Arora, CEO and Managing Editor of First India News, has designed this travel show showcasing the beauty of Rajasthan. To watch this episode, Scan QR Code
  • 12. Events JAIPUR, TUESDAY | MAY 21, 2024 11 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia City First cityfirst@firstindia.co.in he city witnessed a spell- binding fusion of fashion and design at the ENCODE and Turpan events held on Saturday. Organised by CODE VGU, the annual design festi- val “ENCODE” showcased a pleth- ora of products crafted by students. Over 500 products were displayed, all meticulously prepared by stu- dents during their assignments. Several of these products were also available for sale, provid- ing students with an oppor- tunity to enter the market and gain valuable com- mercial experience. The primary aim of the ENCODE event was to showcase the creativity and inno- vation of students. They presented various products encompassing fashion, tech- nology and art. These products featured unique designs, durable materials and the latest tech- nologies. Students highlighted that through this process, they not only honed their skills but also developed important capabilities such as teamwork and project management. Following ENCODE was “Turpan,” the an- nual fashion show of CODEVGU. Renowned show director Abhimanyu Singh Tomar cu- ratedthegrandshowcase.Professionalmodels strutted down the runway donning garments designed by students.The theme and presenta- tion of the fashion show left everyone spell- bound. The show not only featured traditional Indian attire but also showcased a fusion of modern Western designs. As models stepped onto the ramp, their confidence reflected the hard work of both students and professionals. The event took place at the city’s World Trade Park and was attended by prominent entrepreneurs, personalities from the fashion industry, management of CODE VGU and students. Everyone praised the students’work and encouraged them. Esteemed entrepreneurs showed interest in students’ innovative products, discussing potential investment and col- laboration opportunities. The event provided students with a unique platform to showcase their work and receive valuable feedback. One student mentioned, “This experience taught us how to transform our ideas into products and pre- sent them professionally.” Other students echoed similar sentiments, expressing hope for more such events in the future. The ENCODE and Turpan events not only provided students with a platform to showcase their creativity and skills but also introduced city residents to new and unique designs. The events reaffirmed that the city is brimming with opportuni- ties in the fields of art and fashion. Once again, it was demonstrated that when youth receive the right direction and en- couragement, they can achieve extraordinary feats. INNOVATION! THE ART OF Creative sparks fly at ENCODE and Turpan design festival Model showcases a stunning creative design on the runway Model showcases a dress with vibrant colours and intricate patterns Show Stopper Aasawari Sahni Futuristic Frenzy: Aishvina, Bhumi, Khushi, Pratap, Aditya, Archana with Supermodel Khusboo Kankan Models walk the ramp Model Divya Chauhan Gaia Khushi Sharma Model during the walk Show Director Abhimanyu Singh Tomar greeted by Kalpana Munjal Models strutting the elevator runway Abhimanyu Singh Tomar along with Auggi, Pravi, Divya, Emcee Priyanka Sethia, Rohit Kamra, Aishvina, Khushi Riya Model: Vinita Gogna, Radhika, Aashi, Deepa, Alka Batra, Mamta Show Stopper Aasawari Sahni Supermodel Khusboo Kankan Gaurav Shekhawat Mamta T Model during the walk MUKESH KIRADOO
  • 13. City Buzz JAIPUR, TUESDAY | MAY 21, 2024 12 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Mitali Dusad cityfirst@firstindia.co.in hainveer Singh Shekhawat, a 21-year-old dancer from Jaipur, has captured the hearts of mil- lions with his journey to the final round of the popular Colors TV show 'Dance Deewane.' His story is one of relentless persever- ance and passion, overcoming signifi- cant obstacles to achieve his dreams. Born in the vil- lage of Jhadli in Si- kar district, Chain- veer faced finan- cial hardships growing up. De- spite societal pres- sure to pursue a tradi- tional career, he was unwavering in his dedica- tion to dance. Initially, his family was opposed to his dreams, fearing the instability of a career in dance. Nevertheless, Chainveer persisted, au- ditioning for three con- secutive seasons of DanceDeewane,onlyto face repeated rejections. His journey took a sig- nificant turn after a knee injury during a stunt, which required surgery. Advised by doctors to avoid dancing for a year, Chainveer, with the unwaver- ing support of his mother, de- fied the odds and returned to dancing within three months. His resilience paid off when he secured a spot in the fourth season of Dance Deewane, earning standing ovations and accolades from judges Madhuri Dixit and Suniel Shetty. Chainveer's choreogra- pher, Pratik Utekar, played a crucial role in his success. Pratik's innovative routines and support were instrumen- tal in refining Chainveer's dance style, incorporating high-risk stunts that wowed audiences and judges alike. Their collaboration high- lighted the importance of a strong mentor-mentee rela- tionship in the arts. Beyond Dance Deewane, Chainveer's talents have been recognized widely. He has judged local competitions and worked as an associate choreographer for shows like India's Got Talent and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. His story has transformed him into a local hero, inspiring many who once doubted his path. Chainveer dreams of repre- senting India on international stages and aims to mentor the next generation of dancers. His journey from a small vil- lage to national fame is a tes- tament to his dedication and the power of dreams. C The Dancer Who Defied All Odds ChainveerSingh City First cityfirst@firstindia.co.in axila Business School's much-an- ticipated Manage- ment Conclave, held on Saturday concluded with resounding success. The event, guided by the esteemed leadership of Mentor Kishore Sharma, President Anuradha Mehta and Dean Prof Rajat Bohra, served as a vibrant platform for knowledge shar- ing, industry insights, and fos- tering connections within the business community. The conclave witnessed a stellar line-up of speakers, each sharing their invaluable life experiences and industry expertise. Dr Irfan Rizvi (AVP-FWA New Delhi), Hajeet Khandvja (Sr VP HR Reliance Jio), Norip Bajwa (Sr.Vice President Shree Ce- ment), Madhu Menon (Direc- tor Deloitte India), Sahil Nay- or (HR Influencer), Dr Ashok Aggarwal (Ex-CEO Escorts Securities), Prerna Sahni (Na- tional Editor City Bhaskar), Vikas Dua (Head of People Weber Shandwick), Kruti Pancholi (Talent Aquisition- PAN India Cipla) and Saurabh Chawla (Director - HR SAP India) captivated the audience with their insights. The success of the con- clave wouldn't have been pos- sible without the tireless ef- forts of Dr Alka Jain, Prof Lavina Khilnani, Dr Sanjoli Jain, Dr Riddhi Tambi, and all the dedicated faculty mem- bers who played a pivotal role in its organization. The stu- dents who volunteered for the event deserve immense cred- it for their enthusiasm and support, ensuring a smooth and enriching experience for all participants. The conclave offered a multitude of bene- fits for attendees. Networking opportunities allowed partici- pants to connect with industry leaders and fellow entrepre- neurs, fostering potential collaborations. A Resounding Success T GOLF SUMMER COACHING CAMP! ‘Golf Summer Coaching Camp’ is being organised by Rambagh Golf Club from May 27 with the aim of promoting the game of golf among children. This camp will be organised in the Rambagh Golf Club premises for children aged between 7 to 18 years. This was informed by Captain of the Rambagh Golf Club, Shriesh Sacheti. He further informed that two camps will be organised to provide golf training to children. The first camp will run from May 27 to June 12 and the second camp will run from June 13 to June 29. The children will be trained under the direction of the Head Coach, Rishi Raj Singh. The timing of the camp will be from 5.30 pm to 7 pm. To register in the camp, one can contact these numbers – 0141-2385482/5239 and 7300002681/9828213131 A cancer awareness camp was organised by the Jaipur Medical Association and HCG Cancer Care Center on Sunday, targeting male and female doctors. JMA President Dr Tarun Ojha emphasised the importance of health awareness among busy doctors. Free screenings, including Pap smear, mammography and PSA tests, were conducted. Renowned oncologists, including Dr Naresh Somani, Dr Nikhil Mehta, and Dr Karthik Rastogi, discussed advances in cancer treatment, while Dr Ishita Gupta highlighted innovations in cancer diagnosis. SANTOSH SHARMA Renowned choreographer Pratik Utekar, celebrated for his triumphs on shows like Dance Deewane Junior and Nach Baliye 7, shares heartfelt insights into the journey of his protege, Chainveer. Reflecting on their bond, Utekar describes Chainveer as his 'small brother' and 'shadow,' witnessing his growth over five years. Despite initial setbacks and a challenging surgery, Chainveer's unwavering dedication propelled him to excel, showcas- ing unique dance styles and assisting on prominent real- ity shows. Utekar beams with pride as Chainveer carves his own path, vowing unwavering support towards his dream of representing India globally. In a poignant mo- ment on Dance Deewane, they shared the stage, symbol- izing mentorship and perseverance. Utekar concluded, He is a true example of dreams coming true with hard work and perseverance. DANCING THROUGH ADVERSITY! DURING THE DAY! In the Net Theater series program, the powerful play Kakori - The Train Action, written and directed by Sudhanshu Shukla, was staged by Progressive Forum on Saturday. Rajendra Sharma Raju of NetTheatre said the play is inspired by Piyush Mishra's Gagan Damama Baajyo. It depicts the Hindustan Republican Association's formation and the 1925 Kakori train robbery. The cast included Deepak Saini, Dev Swami, Akash Sharma, Garima Singh Rajawat, and others. Technical support was provided by Girish Kumar Yadav. With the first rays of dawn, Jaipur residents promoted fitness during the International Multicity Awareness Walk on World Abdominal Cancer Day. Thousands walked 3 km, starting from Jaleb Chowk on Sunday, organised by the Abdominal Cancer Trust. The route included Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Atish Market, Tripolia Bazaar, Badi Chowpar, and Hawa Mahal. Chief guest social worker Pandit Suresh Mishra and other dignitaries participated. Dr Sandeep Jain emphasized the importance of early consultation for abdominal cancer. This 5th edition also took place in 25 cities worldwide. MUKESH KIRADOO WHAT’S HAPPENING! Dr Sribhavani from Bengaluru, Assistant Professor at Krishnarao Bhegade Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Pune, won the International Technology Excellence Award in Educationist (Pharmacy) and International Icon categories in Kathmandu, Nepal. Organised by Damsole, the event at Tourism Board Hall featured Sujatha Koirala, former Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, as Chief Guest and Dr Rinchen Chophel of the UN CRC Committee. Padmashree awardee Kalpana Saroj also attended. The event concluded with a cultural folk dance. Chelscy Pareek, daughter of Dr Brijendra Pareek and Vinita Pareek, has made Shanti Asiatic School, Jaipur, proud by scoring an impressive 96.8% in the CBSE 12th board exams. This outstanding achievement highlighted Chelscy's dedication and hard work, bringing honour to her family and school. The Rajasthan Chess Association faces turmoil as conflicting leadership claims emerge recently. President Mahavir Ranka and Secretary Ashok Bhargava run separate associations, violating the constitution. Ranka dismissed Bhargava, appointing Vinesh Sharma as Secretary, while Bhargava appointed Sharma as President. Amidst suspension, Krishna Gopal Sharma assumes the presidency. Both factions operate under the same name, creating confusion among players. Despite notifications, the All India Chess Federation remains silent, exacerbating the situation. NAIM KHAN Two significant literary works, 'Upsahacharya Virchit Shrimatangi' and 'Vaidyanath Bhattmate Kavyapradeep Prabha,' were unveiled by Shri Shri 1008 Bhuvaneshwaranandji Maharaj at the Satyaitan Pahari Baba Ashram in Goner. Matangi, revered in the 10 Mahavidyas for her role in speech achievement, is highlighted. Notably, the Matangi Stotra and Pradeep Prabha were released by Pandit Motilal Joshi Oriental Studies Research Center and Vishwa Gurudeep Ashram Research Institute respectively. President Devarshi Kalanath Shastriji lauded the publications alongside other esteemed guests. MUKESH KIRADOO Chainveer Singh Shekhawat with Chirashree Sagarika Chainveer with his choreographer Pratik (L-R): Anuradha Mehta, Kishore Sharma, Ankita Yadav, Kruti Pancholi, Dr Irfan Rizvi, Madhu Menon, Harjeet Khanduja, Lavina Khilnani, Shruti Swaroop, Sahil Nayar and Dr Sanjoli Jain (L-R): Dr Irfan Rizvi, Prof Anuradha Mehta, Harjeet Khanduja and Dr Sanjoli Jain Chainveer with Superstar Madhuri Dixit Nene Chainveer Singh Shekhawat Chainveer Chirashree during the performance