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Moni Sharma
New Delhi: PM Naren-
dra Modi on Saturday
said that India and Ger-
many have strong ties
based on shared demo-
cratic values and a deep
understanding of each
other’s interests. Speak-
ing at a joint press meet
along with German
Chancellor Olaf Scholz,
PM Modi noted that
both nations have a
long history of cultural
and economic ex-
change. India has been
advocating for resolu-
tion of Ukraine-Russia
“dispute” through di-
plomacy and dialogue
ever since the start of
conflict last year, PM
Modi said country
was ready to con-
tribute to any
peace process.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during their joint statement to the
press personnel at the Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on Saturday. —PHOTO BY PTI
MODI-SCHOLZ HOLD
‘FRUITFUL’ TALKS
India ready to contribute
to end Ukraine war: Modi
after talks with Scholz
Germany’s Scholz says want
to deepen relations with
India, meets PM Modi
GERMANY’S SCHOLZ TO GET ‘PERSONALLY
INVOLVED’ IN INDIA TRADE AGREEMENT
President Droupadi Murmu
with German Chancellor
Olaf Scholz during a meet
at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
German chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is on a two-
day visit to India said that India has undertaken an
enormous leap which is very good for the relations
between 2 countries. Scholz
said that he and Modi were
committed to making a
free trade deal between
India and the European
Union finally happen.
Scholz described Russian
“aggression” against
Ukraine as a “major catastrophe” that has negatively
impacted globe and said it is important to state “very
clearly where we stand on this subject”, including at UN.
We expressed
our shared
concern about
theongoingdevelopments
in Ukraine. We agree
that these problems can
only be solved through
joint efforts. We are
stressing on this even
during India’s
presidency of the G20.
—Narendra Modi, PM
3 JAWANS KILLED IN
ENCOUNTER WITH
NAXALS IN SUKMA
Sukma: 3 DRG security
personnel, including an
ASI, were killed in action
in an encounter with
Naxals on Saturday in
Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-
hit Sukma district. CM
Bhupesh Baghel expressed
grief over the martyrdom
of the three soldiers.
READ
Crucial
Crucial
BHAGWAT IN DUNGARPUR:
REGULARISE WORK OF
VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT
Dungarpur: On Saturday,
RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr
Mohan Bhagwat attended
inauguration of All India
Gram Vikas and Prabhat
Gram Sammelan organised
by RSS at Bhemai village
and said that by regularizing
work of village devp, good
results will be obtained. P10
IN A FIRST, INDIA’S LCA
TEJAS TO FLY OVER
FOREIGN SKIES OF UAE
New Delhi: The India’s
indigenously developed
Tejas aircraft will make its
debut at a foreign military
wargame during Exercise
Desert Flag, which will be
held in the United Arab
Emirates (UAE) between
February 27 and March
17, officials said.
Union minister Pramanik's
car attacked in West Bengal
Kolkata (FIB): Union
Minister of State for
Home Nisith Pramanik
on Saturday alleged that
supporters of the ruling
Trinamool Congress at-
tackedhiscaratDinhata
in West Bengal’s Cooch-
behar district. The TMC
supporters allegedly
pelted stones at the car
carrying the minister.
The front windshield of
the car also cracked.
Black flags were also
shown to the minister.
Black flags were also
shown to the minister.
Police are acting
as mere spectators
and shielding
the perpetrators of
violence. People of the state
are witnessing what is
being done by TMC
supporters in the state.
—Nisith Pramanik,
Union MoS Home
MoS Nisith Pramanik speaks to
media at Dinhata on Saturday.
The TMC supporters
pelted stones at the
car carrying the min
SETBACK FOR AAP
Delhi HC stays
mayor’s notice
for re-election
New Delhi: Delhi HC
on Saturday stayed re-
election of 6 members
of Standing Committee
of MCD. Bench of Jus-
tice Gaurang Kanth is-
sued a stay on the notice
issued by Mayor Shelly
Oberoi. ‘The court finds
that an election has
been conducted though
result has not been de-
clared yet. No purpose
will be served by fresh
election,’ bench said.
No consensus in G20
meet on Ukraine war
Bengaluru (FIB): Fi-
nance chiefs from the
world’s 20 largest econ-
omies “strongly con-
demned” Moscow for
waging war in Ukraine,
with only China and
Russia itself declining
to sign a joint statement
on Saturday. 2-day G20
Finance Ministers, Cen-
tral bank Guvs meeting
held in Bengaluru end-
ed on Saturday without
a joint communique af-
ter differences over how
to describe Russia’s in-
vasion of Ukraine could
not be bridged. P8
Nirmala Sitharaman addresses
media on FMCBG meet under
chairmanship of G20India, in
Bengaluru on Saturday.
Not judges but
system at fault:
Rijiju in Udaipur
Udaipur (FIB): Voic-
ing concern over the
rising pendency of cas-
es, Union
Law Minis-
ter Kiren
Rijiju on
Saturday at
Mohanlal
Sukhadia University in
Udaipur said it is “not
the fault of the judge
but of the system”, and
the government is tak-
ing more steps to ad-
dress the issue. P10
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OUR EDITIONS: JAIPUR & MUMBAI
NITISH JOINED
HANDS WITH
CONG, RJD FOR PM
AMBITIONS: SHAH
Patna: Union HM Amit Shah on Saturday lashed out
at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, by whom BJP was dumped
last year. Shah said JD(U) leader joined hands with
former adversaries Congress and RJD and “betrayed”
BJP because of his “Prime Ministerial ambitions”. P6
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann
on Saturday said those who took the Sikh holy book
Guru Granth Sahib to a police station as a shield
cannot be called the ‘waris’ (heir) of Punjab. P6
SC CANCELS
ANTICIPATORY
BAIL OF FORMER
MP CHIEF SECY
Bhopal: The Supreme Court has cancelled anticipatory
bail granted by the Telangana High Court to former
Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh M Gopal Reddy
while hearing on appeal made by the Enforcement
Directorate (ED) in an alleged money laundering case.
BHAGWANT MANN SPEAKS ON AMRITSAR RAMPAGE
GEHLOT, VENUGOPAL, RANDHAWA, PILOT
MEETINGS SET RUMOUR MILLS RUNNING
Amit Mishra, Aditi Nagar &
Yogesh Sharma
Raipur: During the on-
going Congress session
in Raipur, Rajasthan
CM Ashok Gehlot held
a discussion with Ra-
jasthan Congress in-
charge Sukhjinder Sin-
gh Randhawa. Accord-
ing to informed sourc-
es, both held talks with
KC Venugopal. It is also
reported that Gehlot
also held a long conver-
sation with Ambika
Soni. On the other
hand, former deputy
CM Sachin Pilot also
met prominent leaders
including Venugopal
and Randhawa.
Interestingly, at
Raipur, CM Gehlot met
Madan Prajapat and
saw his feet and pointed
towards Pukhraj Par-
ashar and Ratan Deva-
si, who were wearing
shoes. Although Praja-
pat could not under-
stand the whole inci-
dent for a long time and
hence he asked a leader
about what CM was
hinting at. The senior
leader thus explained
the meaning of the inci-
dent and said, “The de-
mand to make Balotra a
district is related to Ra-
jasthan. Where was the
need to come to distant
Chhattisgarh with this
demand?”
CM Ashok Gehlot in Raipur
on Saturday. Congress leader
Ambika Soni also seen here.
RAJASTHANI PANDAL AND GEHLOT MODEL
ECHOES IN CONGRESS SESSION AT RAIPUR
The Rajasthani Pandal and “Gehlot Model” in
Chhattisgarh has become a much talked about
topic in the Congress session and Congress leaders
are visiting Rajasthan government’s exhibition.
The flagship schemes of the Gehlot government
are displayed here and the most discussed topics
are the announcements of the recently presented
budget of the Gehlot government, among which
the Chiranjeevi Yojana, OPS and relief to farmers in
electricity bills is most discussed.
Gehlot reportedly
also held a long
conversation with
Ambika Soni
5 dummy candidates,
40 others arrested
First India Bureau
Jaipur/Jodhpur: For-
ty people, including stu-
dents, were arrested
during a raid carried
out at a marriage hall
here early Saturday to
foil an alleged attempt
to leak teachers’ re-
cruitment examination
paper. Five dummy can-
didates were also held.
DCP (East) Amrita Du-
han, however, said ques-
tionnaire found from
those arrested did not
match actual question
paper and further in-
vestigation was on. She
said police had raided
Udaygarh Marriage
Palace in Mandore area
hours before exam was
due to be held following
a tip-off that paper was
being leaked to few stu-
dents staying there. P3
Students at the examination
centre in Jaipur on Saturday.
GRADE-3 TEACHER RECRUITMENT EXAM
❍ DAY 2: 85TH PLENARY SESSION OF THE INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Amid speculations over Sonia’s retirement...
KHARGE EMERGES AS
‘NEW CONGRESS BOSS’
Aditi Nagar, Amit Mishra &
Yogesh Sharma
Raipur: On the first day
of the session, the Con-
gress Steering Commit-
tee decided not to hold
elections to the party’s
topcouncil,theWorking
Committee, and author-
ised the new party chief
Mallikarjun Kharge to
nominate its members.
The decision was taken
at a meeting of the par-
ty’s Steering Committee
which was not attended
by the members of Gan-
dhi family
.
Sparking specula-
tions about her retire-
ment from politics, sen-
ior Congress leader So-
nia Gandhi said she
was happy that her in-
nings could conclude
with the Bharat Jodo
Yatra. She was address-
ing 15,000 delegates on
2nd day of party’s three-
day 85th plenary ses-
sion in Chhattisgarh’s
capital Raipur. She also
launched an all-out at-
tack on the ruling BJP,
accusing it of “fuelling
the fire of hatred” and
“viciously targeting mi-
norities, women, Dalits
and tribals”.
Arguing that funding
through electoral bonds
was “fatally flawed” and
“fully corrupt”, Cong
called for a contributory
national election fund
at AICC plenary
. P6
Mallikarjun Kharge & Sonia Gandhi share a lighter moment on 2nd day of session in Raipur on Saturday.
Sonia was talking in
context of tenure as
Cong Prez, not retiring
from politics: Congress
Sonia said she was glad
that her innings could
conclude with the BJY,
with Congress clarifying
that she was talking in
the context of her tenure
as the party president
and was not talking about
retiring from politics.
SONIA GANDHI SPEAKS DURING SESSION
l The victory of the party will be the
victory of the country and we will be
successful under the leadership of
Mallikarjun Kharge.
l BJY has been successful under the
leadership of Rahul Gandhi. It has
renewed the rich legacy of dialogue
between our party and the people
through a mass contact programme.
l Congress has made up its mind
that it will fight to save the country.
We need to work with discipline.
We have to convey our message
to the public.
l Congress is not just a political party
but it reflects the voices of people of
all religions, castes and genders. We
will fulfil the dreams of all of them.
l This is a particularly challenging
time for the Congress and the
country. PM Narendra Modi and the
BJP have captured every institution.
Our victories in 2004
and 2009 under the
able leadership of Dr
Manmohan Singh gave
me personal satisfaction, but what
makes me happy is that my innings
ended with the Yatra, a turning point
for the Congress. It has proved that the
people of India overwhelmingly want
harmony, tolerance and equality.
—Sonia Gandhi,
Senior Congress leader
Happy my innings
could conclude
with the Bharat Jodo
Yatra: Sonia Gandhi
Congress calls for
national election
fund, says electoral
bonds ‘fully corrupt’
Congress will
provide 50%
reservation to SCs, STs,
OBCs, women in CWC
Street paved with flower petals
to welcome Priyanka Gandhi
in Raipur. Chhattisgarh CM
Bhupesh Baghel is also seen.
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BJYM to gherao assembly in
1st
week of March: Poonia
Yuva Morcha to discuss issues like paper leak, women safety & others
Aishwary Pradhan
Jaipur: BJP state pres-
ident Satish Poonia and
state organization gen-
eral secretary Chan-
drashekhar held a
meeting at the BJP of-
fice to discuss the strat-
egy for assembly gher-
ao planned by the Yuva
Morcha in the first
week of March on is-
sues of public interest
like paper leak, deterio-
rating law and order,
women safety, farmers’
loan waiver and others.
Talking to the media,
Poonia said that the gen-
eralpublicistroubledby
themisruleof theAshok
Gehlot government and
want to bid farewell to
the Congress govern-
ment.Hecalleduponthe
Yuva Morcha to take to
the street against the
anti-youth and anti-
farmer Congress gov-
ernment of the state.
Poonia said that the CM
givesprotectiontothe
mafia leaking
examination pa-
pers. “The youth
of the state
are commit-
ting suicide
due to this,”
he said.
Satish Poonia, Chandrashekhar, Himanshu Sharma & other
members in a meeting at the BJP office in Jaipur on Saturday.
Two accused held with illegal
weapons in KarniVihar area
First India Bureau
Jaipur: Two vicious
miscreants were arrest-
ed with illegal weapons
in the Karni Vihar area
close to Vaishali Nagar
in the city
. The arrested
accused are named
Vishnu Singh and
Dinesh Bhurani.
A pistol, live car-
tridges and a stolen car
were recovered from
the miscreants. Along
with the two master-
mind miscreants, the
police also arrested
their three accomplic-
es. The police are fur-
ther interrogating the
miscreants.
KHATU SHYAM JI PADYATRA
Devotees started their yatra from Chaugan Stadium in Jaipur for Khatu Shyam ji. Prominent social worker Gokuldas
Maheshwari was a special guest in the programme on Saturday. A large number of devotees are on way to the shrine.
—PHOTOS BY MUKESH KIRADOO
Minor molested
at gunpoint,
seven booked
in Jaipur
Man’s body
recovered from
well after 11
days in Jaipur
First India Bureau
Jaipur: A molestation
and attempt to murder
case has been regis-
tered by a minor girl in
the Banskho Gram
Panchayat area of the
region. The victim has
filed a case against sev-
en and has accused
them of harassing her
on the way to school for
the last two months.
She also accused the
miscreants of molesta-
tion and assault by en-
tering in her house
with weapons, when
she stopped going to
school. During the at-
tack on the minor girl
when the neighbouring
man and woman inter-
vened they were also
thrashed and received
head injuries.
First India Bureau
Jaipur: The body of a
man suspected to have
been killed 11 days ago
was fished out of a well
by the Ramnagariya po-
lice. His bike was also
recovered from the well.
The body was taken out
after a stench arose
from the well.
The police handed
over the debody to the
relatives after getting
the post-mortem done at
the SMS Hospital.The
younger brother of the
deceased, Rakesh Ku-
mar Bairwa (36), sus-
pects that his brother
was murdered. The
Ramnagariya police sta-
tion registered a case of
murder and destruction
of evidence and are
probing the case.
JMCH attaches nine
assets, collects `31L
Govinda to attend
Super Indians event
First India Bureau
Jaipur: The officials of
Heritage Municipal
Corporation took major
action on Friday re-
garding the recovery of
outstanding Urban De-
velopment Tax (UD
Tax). Corporation offic-
ers took action on 9
properties and recov-
ered Rs 31 lakh. Herit-
age Corporation Mayor
Munesh Gurjar had set
targets for the officers a
day before for the recov-
ery of outstanding UD.
After this, within 24
hours, the officials re-
covered Rs 31 lakh as
UD tax from the default-
ers in the Hawamahal-
Amer zone and Kishan-
pole zone. Mayor told
that four properties in
Hawamahal-Amer and
fivepropertiesintheKis-
hanpole zone were at-
tachedforrefusingtopay
urban development tax
on behalf of defaulters.
Rajeev Gaur
Jodhpur: Actor Govin-
da along with his wife
Sunita reached Jodh-
pur today to attend the
Super Indians event go-
ing to be organized on
Sunday by Bharat 24
and First India News
Channel.
The programme will
be held at Hotel Radis-
son in Jodhpur. Govin-
da and his wife were
given a warm welcome
by First India and
Bharat Channel at the
airport. Rajasthani folk
artists welcomed them.
Govinda will be seen
in a different kind of
presentation in the pro-
gramme on Sunday.
Former MP from Pali
Badri Ram Jakhar will
be the special guest in
the Super Indians pro-
gram to be organized
under the hospitality of
erstwhile Jodhpur roy-
al Gaj Singh.
LtGenKJSDhillon’sbooklaunched
First India Bureau
Jaipur: Lt Gen (retired)
KJS Dhillon shared the
experience of his mili-
tary career with police
officialsataprogramme
here. In the programme
held at the Rajasthan
Police Academy, his
book “Kitne Ghazi Aaye
Kitne Ghazi Gaye” was
released by Rajasthan
Director General of Po-
lice Umesh Mishra.
He also interacted
with the audience. In
response to a question
on Kashmir, he said
that there is terrorism
in Kashmir but not
all Kashmiris are
terrorists.
He also underlined
the sacrifice of their
wives behind military
officers and police
officers.
Lt. Gen. Dhillon said
that his book has been
composed in the per-
spective of his military
life from NDA and
the actions taken
against terrorists, espe-
cially in Kashmir.
“The purpose of writ-
ing this book was to in-
troduce the youth to
military life,” he said.
He said that the Hindi
translation of the book
will also be published
soon. He said that his
next book will be based
on leadership.
KJS Dhillon, Umesh Mishra, Rajeev Sharma and others during
the book launch at Rajasthan Police Academy on Saturday.
Accused Vishnu Singh  Dinesh
Bhurani in police custody.
PUBLIC HOLIDAY
DUE TO MAHAVIR
JAYANTI ON APRIL 3
HISTORICAL
PLACES TO BE
CLOSED ON HOLI
Jaipur: The state gov-
ernment had declared
April 3 as a public
holiday on Mahavir
Jayanti. Earlier, April
4 was declared a pub-
lic holiday, but now
the General Admin-
istration Department
has issued a revised
order stating that April
3 will be a public holi-
day instead of April 4.
The orders were issued
by Group-6 of the
General Administration
Department.
Jaipur: Historical
monuments in Jaipur
will remain closed on
the occasion of the
Holi festival. Director of
Archaeology Mahen-
dra Singh Khadgawat
issued an order in this
regard and stated that
eight monuments of
Jaipur including Amber,
Hawa Mahal, Jan-
tar-Mantar, Nahargarh
will remain closed
during night hours on
March 6 and through-
out the day on March 7.
Jaipur: A Rohingya Muslim family illegally residing
in the Bassi area of Jaipur with forged documents
has been booked by police.
Police informed that Abdul
Gaffar is residing with his
family in the New Bagrana
Colony of the Kanota area
for the last fourteen years.
“The passport of Abdul Gaffar and his family mem-
bers was verified and they are found forged. Abdul,
his mother Gul Bahar, his wife Humo Begum, and
children Safa and Marwa have been booked under
the Passport Act and IPC for illegally residing in
India,” police said.
Jaipur: There is a proposal to construct a tunnel in
Sariska Tiger Reserve. The tunnel would be con-
structed up to Pandupol
Hanuman ji temple. It will
be made through Nahar
Shakti. Besides, there is also
a proposal to start three new
routes in Sariska Tiger Re-
serve. The reserve, currently, has a total of 26 tigers.
Of these, there are 10 tigresses, eight tigers and eight
cubs. One tigress is likely to be shifted to Rantham-
bore soon. The shifting would, however, be possible
only after the National Tiger Conservation Authority
gives its approval.  —Nirmal Tiwari
ROHINGYA FAMILY BOOKED FOR ILLEGALLY
RESIDING IN JAIPUR FOR 14 YEARS
SARISKA RESERVE TO HAVE TUNNEL SOON,
PROPOSAL TO START 3 NEW ROUTES
NEWS DIGEST
Mayor Munesh Gurjar in a meeting with officials on Friday.
Govinda being welcomed at the Jodhpur airport on Saturday.
Manoj Jagyasi and Javed Siddiqui are also seen.
First India Bureau
Jaipur: A program of
Kshatriya Economic
Forum was organized
on Saturday under the
aegis of Kshatriya Pu-
rusharth Foundation, a
subsidiary organiza-
tion of Kshatriya Yu-
vak Sangh, in which
more than 300 industri-
alists from Rajasthan,
Maharashtra, Gujarat,
Andhra Pradesh, Uttar
Pradesh, Madhya
Pradesh, Telangana,
Delhi, and other states
participated in the
event for their business,
startup, and solidarity
of the society
.
Kshatriya Yuvak
Sangh’s patron Bhag-
wan Singh Rolsahabsar
said in his address, “I
salute all of you that
you are ready to walk
on a noble path. What-
ever you have under-
stood about the Sangh
in a short time and have
given it a place in your
heart, keep it safe. Con-
sistency is important in
life. Let us all start look-
ing at ourselves instead
of looking at others,
dive into ourselves, and
do introspection. In
Sangh, there is a path
from Vishishti to Sa-
mashti to Parameshti”
Addressing the c Fo-
rum, Professor Dr. Ajay-
pal Singh of MNIT,
Leading Jewelry De-
signer Sunita Shekha-
wat, Chetan Singh
Chauhan of Jostel Por-
tal and Lokendra Singh
Ranawat of Wooden
Street also introduced
the life stories of the en-
trepreneurs present on
the stage of Kshatriya
Economic Forum.
They shared their
thoughts and experi-
ences, what kind of
challenges and difficul-
ties they had to face in
their respective fields.
Bhagwan Rolsahabsar salutes all industrialists
KSHATRIYA ECONOMIC FORUM
Industrialists attending the Kshatriya Economic Forum event. Bhagwan Singh Rolsahabsar
NOBLE CAUSE
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena and his wife Golma
Devi performed marriage rituals of Suman Bairwa, a girl
adopted by Kirodi after her father died by suicide due
to financial stress. Several political leaders attend the
marriage at Mahua in Dausa on Saturday.
The general public is
troubled by the mis-
rule of the Ashok Ge-
hlot government and
want to bid farewell to
the Congress govern-
ment. He called upon
the Yuva Morcha to
take to the street
against the anti-
youth and anti-
farmer Congress
government of the
state.
—Satish Poonia,
BJP state
president
Satyanarayan Sharma,
Shiv Prakash Purohit 
Dinesh Tiwari
Jaipur/Jodhpur: As
many as 45 people, in-
cluding a dummy fe-
male government
teacher and candidates,
were arrested in con-
nection with an alleged
attempt to leak teach-
ers’ recruitment exami-
nation paper and cheat-
ing case on Saturday
.
A raid was carried
out at a marriage hall
here early Saturday to
foil an alleged attempt
to leak teachers’ re-
cruitment examination
paper, police said.
DCP (East) Amrita
Duhan, however, said
that the questionnaire
found from those arrest-
ed did not match the ac-
tual question paper and
further investigation
was on. She said police
had raided Udaygarh
Marriage Palace in the
Mandoreareajusthours
before the exam was due
tobeheldfollowingatip-
off that the question pa-
per was being leaked to
some students who were
staying there.
All these students had
to appear in the first
shiftof theexamination.
“Wefound30students,
including 10 females,
and seven other persons
who were behind the at-
tempt to leak the paper,”
said Duhan.
The police seized a
laptop and a printer
along with some papers
which had answers.
The leader of the
gang, identified as
Suresh Jat from Osian
tehsil, claimed that he
hadpurchasedthepaper
for Rs 40 lakh from one
Praveen Bishnoi of Ja-
lore and had paid Rs 10
lakh in advance.
Bishnoi is abscond-
ing, Duhan said, adding
that those arrested also
include the owner and
manager of the mar-
riagehallalongwithone
Mukesh Joshi, a com-
puteroperator,andthree
others who had been
taskedtosolvethepaper.
They have been
booked under sections
420 (cheating) and 120 B
(criminal conspiracy)of
IPC and 10 (2) of Ra-
jasthanPublicExamina-
tion Act.
A female government
teacher was held in
Jaipur on Saturday
while appearing on be-
half of the actual aspir-
ant during the third-
grade teacher recruit-
ment examination.
“Sangita Vishnoi is
posted in Sanchore and
is a resident of Rani-
wara. She allegedly took
Rs 10 to Rs 15 lakhs to
appear in place of Man-
ju Bishnoi, who is a resi-
dent of Chitalwana of
Balera. However, she
was caught by invigila-
torsduringtheexamina-
tion,” police said.
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Kashiram Choudhary
Jaipur: Figures of
January show that
Jaipur airport stood at
number 11 in flight op-
erations and number
12 in passenger load.
Guwahati and Luc-
know were behind
Jaipur. An average of
64 flights departed dai-
ly from the Jaipur air-
port. A total of 3,978
flights operated in Jan-
uary while the passen-
ger load was 4.77 lakh.
Air connectivity in-
creased because of the
tourist season and
Jaipur is connected to
20 cities of the country
.
New Delhi is on top
in flight operations
while Mumbai is on
second, Bengaluru at
number three, Hy-
derabad at number
four, Chennai at num-
ber five, Kolkata at
number six,
Ahmedabad at number
seven, Pune at number
eight, Goa at number
nine, Cochin at num-
ber 10 and Jaipur at
number 11.
Meanwhile, New
Delhi airport topped in
passenger load, fol-
lowed by Mumbai, Ben-
galuru, Hyderabad,
Chennai, Kolkata,
Ahmedabad, Cochin,
Goa, Pune, Lucknow
and Jaipur.
Jaipur Int’l Airport at 11th
spot in flight operations
FEMALE GOVT TEACHER AMONG 45 HELD
GRADE-3 TEACHER RECRUITMENT EXAM: Osian man claims he purchased exam
paper from the kingpin of paper leak gang for `40 lakh, paid `10L in advance
3,978 flights
operated in Jan
while passenger
load was 4.77 L
z 2,940 examination centres set up in 11 districts
till March 1
z Exam centres in Jaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur,
Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kota, Sri Gangana-
gar, Tonk, and Udaipur
z On February 25, 26, 27, 28 the exam will be held
in four shifts
z On March 1, the exam will be done in only one shift
z Candidates started reaching exam centers 1.5
hours before the exam
z Examination being considered big ahead of the
Assembly elections later this year
z Candidates have been given free travel allowance
in roadways buses
z RPSC wrote to CS Usha Sharma requesting to
stop the internet in the 11 districts
9.64L CANDIDATES FOR 48,000 POSTS
First India Bureau
Jaipur: Rajasthan
Staff Selection Board
chairman Hariprasad
Sharma said that the
paper was not leaked.
He said that the board
has conducted 90 out
of 92 exams in a fair
manner. Many gangs
are active in Rajasthan
to influence the candi-
dates, he added.
Abhishek Shrivastava
Jaipur: The Depart-
ment of UDH will soon
begin preparations for
making new master
plan of Jaipur.
Recently, a meeting
was chaired by UDH
Advisor GS Sandhu
during which officials
of town planning,
JDA and UDH dis-
cussed plans for im-
plementing new mas-
ter plan of Jaipur. Of-
ficials informed that
the existing master
plan 2025 will be re-
placed by master plan
of 2047. The JDA re-
gion will not be ex-
tended much, but it
will more focus on
greenery and develop-
ing public utilities.
“A technical wing
will be constituted in
JDA for making and
implementing the new
master plan. Director
(Planning) of Jodhpur
Development Author-
ity Subhash Sharma
will be the coordinator
while one senior town
planner, two deputy
town planners, four
assistant town plan-
ners, urban planner
and one GIS expert
will also be there in
the technical wing.
The work will be su-
pervised by a consult-
ant,” informed an of-
ficial. Provisions of
land pooling will also
be included in the new
master plan.
First India Bureau
Jaipur: The 48th ‘Rose
Show-2023’ will be or-
ganisedattheCityPark
by the Rose Society of
Rajasthan on Sunday
.
Rajasthan Housing
Board Commissioner
Pawan Arora said that
City Park will be buzz-
ing with the fragrance
of 400 varieties of ros-
es on Sunday. Apart
from the show, the park
will also have many
other attractions in-
cluding Rajasthani folk
dance on Sunday
.
Arora said that the
popularity of City Park
among the general pub-
lic can be gauged from
the fact that the Society
has made up its mind
to organize the ‘Rose
Show’ every year in the
month of February in
City Park.
“Common people can
also participate in the
show with advanced va-
riety of rose cuttings.
Good varieties of roses
will also be awarded.
Apart from this, there
will be many other cre-
ative and cultural pro-
grams including paint-
ing competition.
Bundi (PTI): A45-year-
old government school
teacher has been
booked for allegedly
molesting a Class 7 girl
of his school in Bundi
district in Rajasthan, a
police officer said on
Saturday
.
The accused teacher
allegedly took the mi-
nor student to an iso-
lated spot in the school
building during school
hours Friday and
touched her inappro-
priately. On returning
home, the girl narrated
the incident to her par-
ents who, in turn,
lodged a complaint
with the police.
The case was regis-
teredFriday
,policesaid.
Candidates heading towards the exam centre in Jaipur on Saturday.  —PHOTO BY MUKESH KIRADOO
(1) Dummy candidate Dheeraj arrested for appearing
in place of his brother-in-law Dheeraj, in Bharatpur
on Saturday. (2) Two dummy candidates arrested
and taken into custody at Amer police station
on Saturday. (3) Candidates caught at Udaigarh
Marriage Garder being taken to the centre. They
were given late entry under their supervision of
police resulting in ruckus at the examination centre.
RSMSSB chairman
refutes claims
of paper leak
GOVT SUSPENDS MOBILE INTERNET IN
VARIOUS DISTS DUE TO TEACHERS’ EXAM
Mobile internet services were suspended in
Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bharatpur and a few other cities
in view of the exam. The exam is being conducted
on Saturday and Sunday in four shifts in 11 districts
including Jaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara,
Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kota, Ganganagar, Tonk and
Udaipur. After this, exam will be conducted in Jaipur
in a total of 5 shifts on February 27, 28 and March 1.
Preparation soon for
new Jpr master plan
Rose Show to be held
at City Park today
Bundi school
teacher booked
for molesting
minor student
1
2
3 Two coaching centre operators being interrogated in connection
with alleged paper leak case in Bikaner on Saturday.
PAPER LEAK
‘ATTEMPT’
A candidate is seen pleading as he was denied entry for
coming five minutes late at the centre of MNCI School in
Alwar on Saturday.
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SPIRITUAL SPEAK
To keep the body in good
health is a duty...
otherwise we shall not be
able to keep our mind
strong and clear.
—Buddha
IN-DEPTH
Jagat Prakash Nadda
@JPNadda
The news of many casualties in the road
accident in Sidhi of Madhya Pradesh is
extremely painful. The administration
is actively engaged in the rescue work.
I express my deep sympathy to the
family members. May God grant speedy
recovery to the injured.
Anurag Thakur
@ianuragthakur
PM @narendramodi had launched - a
global initiative called ‘Lifestyle for
the Environment - LiFE Movement’.
Such initiatives encourage a lifestyle
called “Pro-Planet People”  will
further the efforts towards #FitIndia
and a healthy nation.
TOP TWEETS
PUNJAB CAN’T
WASTE TIME TO
DEVISE STRATEGY
AGAINST RADICALS
unjab, which has had
a troubled past, once
again saw pro-Khal-
istan forces raising
their heads. In a bra-
zen act, hundreds of armed sup-
porters of a 29-year-old radical
leader Amritpal Singh stormed
the Ajnala police station and
forced the cops to free his aide
who was an accused in a kidnap-
ping case. Amritpal is the chief
of Waris Punjab De outfit and is
a self-styled preacher. Amritpal
dresses like Bhindranwale who
masterminded the Khalistan
movement in the Eighties which
led to the Operation Blue Star
and the assassination of former
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The open display of force by
Amritpal’s followers and meek
surrender by the police has
raisedquestionsaboutBhagwant
Mann’sadministration.Forsome
reason the police offered no re-
sistanceandthere’snoassurance
that they would in future. So no
attacker has been arrested even
after injuries to several police-
men. To prevent the border state
from slipping into violence and
lawlessness, the Mann govern-
ment must not waste time in de-
vising an effective strategy
.
P
shama Sawant
achieved some-
thing that was
hard to imagine
in the US city of
Seattle by getting an ordi-
nance banning caste dis-
crimination passed by the
City Council. Sawant, who
originally hails from Mum-
bai, is a member of the City
Council and had been wag-
ing a struggle against the
prevailing anti-Dalit bias in
the US. Sawant said she felt
“proud to bring forward
first-in-the-nation legisla-
tion to ban caste-based dis-
crimination”.
Ambedkarites consider
this ban as a major victory
which came amidst stiff op-
position from the high caste
Hindus who called the ordi-
nance “anti Hindu”. Oppos-
ing the ordinance the Coali-
tion of Hindus of North
America urged the Council
to say “NO” on council mem-
ber Kshama’s legislation.
The Hindu American Foun-
dation which was opposed to
the ordinance said “the law
singles out Hindu Americans
for additional legal scruti-
ny”. Dalit groups in America
welcomed the legislation. Se-
attle is home to several big
corporate houses like Ama-
zon, Microsoft, Boeing, Star-
bucks, Costco et cetera who
may now be required to sen-
sitize their staff against
caste-based discrimination.
The Seattle law may see other
states enacting a similar law.
It is unfortunate that Indi-
ans carry their social preju-
dices to far away countries
only to torment their fellow
countrymen instead of sup-
porting them. Until the Seat-
tle City Council’s legislation
caste was not recognised by
law as a category of discrim-
ination as it did not exist in
that society. Dalit groups
have however been complain-
ing of caste discrimination
by high caste Hindus in sev-
eral tech companies. Two
years ago, the Swaminarayan
temple in New Jersey was
raided by police for exploit-
ing Dalit workers.
CASTE FAULT LINES
MOVE TO SEATTLE
Sawant, who originally
hails from Mumbai, is a
member of the City
Council and had been
waging a struggle against the
prevailing anti-Dalit bias in
the US. Sawant said she felt
“proud to bring forward
first-in-the-nation
legislation to ban caste-
based discrimination”
K
YEAR 2022:
ANNUS HORRIBILIS
he year 2022, should be
termed Annus Horribilis – a
year of disaster and misfor-
tune incidents e.g. The earth-
quake in Turkey. Where do I
begin. Corona of course.
Where did it first appear?
Truly in laboratory in Wu-
han in China. For months
China vigorously denied that
the disease had started in
Wuhan. The doctor who
found it was hounded got Co-
rona and died. The WHO
which gets huge donations
from China was equivocal in
its answers. The killer dis-
ease spread like a global fire.
For almost 2 years the World
almost came to a halt. To this
day a cure for the disease has
not been discovered.
CLIMATE CHANGE
This has finally caught up
with us. Many attempts have
beenmadetotakeworthwhile
decisions. The industrialized
countries have their own
agenda. The almost non-func-
tioningof UnitedNationreso-
lutions are blatantly ignored.
Floods in the USA, Germa-
ny
, Chile, Pakistan, China,
New Zealand, Indonesia and
India have destroyed crops,
homes,hospitalsanduniversi-
ties.Largepartsof Africahave
had no rain for several rainy
seasons. The canals in Venice
have dried up, while the river
PO is not short of water.
Greenland, Iceland, the
Arctic and Antarctic, the
Himalayas, all are getting
less and less of snow, while
America, Europe and Cana-
da are getting excess. Lakes
and river are drying up in
America. Temperatures are
in some parts rising-in Ra-
jasthan’s Shekhawati the
mercury goes over 50 degree
centigrade. In Delhi it ap-
pears that the middle of
March has arrived. The
weather pattern in America
is changing. Do something
about this not about jaunts to
the moon.
UKRAINE WAR
Who started the war? Russia
of course. Why? Because
Ukraine wants to become a
member of NATO, which so
farhasnotgiventhegreensig-
nal. Tens of thousands of
Ukrainian soldiers, men,
women and children have
died.Whowilltakecareof the
orphans - no mother to em-
brace, father killed on the bat-
tle field. A posthumous medal
is awardee. Who will receive
it?Thisiswar,thisiswarthey
say
. We know. But here M/s
PutinandZelenskyylearntno
lessons from 1939-1945. Obvi-
ouslynot.Butwehave.Forme
it is a matter of immense
pride that India has, never
started a war. Skirmishes are
not war. The other night the
President of Ukraine said at a
pressconferencethatUkraine
will win the war against Rus-
siain2023.Areyoubeingface-
tious or serious?
AFGHANISTAN
Brutality comes with ease to
Taliban, not the Afghans.
One Taliban leader told a
world famous lady corre-
spondent, “Educating girls is
not in our culture.” Some cul-
ture. In which chapter of the
Holy Quran is this to be
found. I am sure there exist
good and compassionate Tali-
ban. Why do they wish to live
in the 17th century
. Afghani-
stan is geographically so stra-
tegically located that the peo-
ple should made aware of the
geography of the country
.
For the past two or three
years there has been an in-
crease on demolition of Tem-
ples, Churches, Mosques and
other religious places. These
barbarous acts are now being
committed from Australia to
America. A man wearing a
turban is beaten up. By
whom, unfortunately by
hoodlums and a whole people
are condemned for the crime.
The increase in shooting
school children and univer-
sity students is frequent in
the USA so is police’s brutal
misconduct on the rise. In In-
dia we are indifferent to pov-
erty, dirt, unrighteousness
and unpunctuality. If a man
or woman is hit by a car, falls
down, with blood pouring
from various parts of his/
her body, no cycle wallah, no
motor cycle rider or car driv-
er will stop to help the in-
jured lady, fearing that the
police might implicate them.
Such, I gather are our laws!
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
T
In India we are
indifferent to poverty, dirt,
unrighteousness and
unpunctuality. If a man or
woman is hit by a car, falls
down, with blood pouring
from various parts of his/her
body, no cycle wallah, no
motor cycle rider or car
driver will stop to help the
injured lady, fearing that the
police might implicate them.
Such, I gather are our laws!
Who started the war?
Russia of course. Why?
Because Ukraine wants
to become a member of
NATO, which so far has
not been given the green
signal. Tens of
thousands of
Ukrainian soldiers,
men, women and
children have died
K NATWAR SINGH
The author is Former Minister
of External Affairs of India
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Raipur (PTI):Congress
president Mallikarjun
Kharge on Saturday
said his party is willing
to forge a viable alterna-
tive by aligning with
like-minded parties in
order to get rid of the
“anti-people” Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) gov-
ernment in the 2024 Lok
Sabha polls, and is
ready to make any sac-
rifice required to
achieve the goal.
In his address at the
Congress’ 85th plenary
session, Kharge also
took a swipe at Prime
Minister Narendra
Modi, alleging that the
“pradhan sevak of Del-
hi, who gets advertise-
ments printed every
day, is serving his own
friend”.
The Congress chief
launched a blistering
attack on the BJP-led
government at the Cen-
tre, alleging that “the
DNA of those sitting in
Delhi is anti-poor” and
they are attempting to
“destroy” democracy.
He also called for a peo-
ple’s movement against
the prevailing situation
in the country
.
New Delhi (PTI):The
new National Educa-
tion Policy (NEP) has
reoriented education
and skilling according
totheaptitudeof young-
sters and demands of
the future, Prime Minis-
ter Narendra Modi said
on Saturday
.
Lamenting the lack
of flexibility in the edu-
cation system over the
years, the prime minis-
ter said the sector has
been “rigid”.
“Education and skill-
ing have been reorient-
ed according to the ap-
titude of the young-
sters and demands of
the future. Equal em-
phasis is being given to
both education and
skilling as part of the
NEP. The move encour-
ages the government to
undertake further re-
forms in the education
and skilling sectors
while unburdening our
students from the regu-
lations of the past,” he
said while addressing a
post-budget webinar on
“Harnessing Youth
Power — Skilling and
Education”.
The webinar was the
third in a series of 12
post-budget webinars
organised by the gov-
ernment to seek ideas
and suggestions for the
effective implementa-
tion of the initiatives
announced in the Union
Budget 2023-24.
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New Delhi (ANI): Un-
ion Minister Anurag
Singh Thakur on Satur-
day said that the bicycle
rally conducted as a
part of ‘Project Carbon
Shunya’ shows the pow-
er of “Individual agen-
cy, Public Accountabil-
ity, and Affirmative Ac-
tion” towards environ-
ment conservation and
sustainability
.
Thakur flagged off
and participated in a
Cyclathon at Shangrila
Hotel in Delhi’s Janpath
on Saturday morning.
While addressing the
gathering, the Union
Minister said, “Today’s
bicycle rally shows the
power of Individual
agency
, Public Account-
ability, and Affirmative
Action towards envi-
ronment conservation
and sustainability
.”
“As coastlines in-
creasingly disappear,
resources become rare,
geographical territo-
ries are obliterated and
large human popula-
tions are brutally dis-
placed; there is no deny-
ingthatClimateChange
is the single most defin-
ing issue of our time.
The problem is global in
scope and unprecedent-
ed in scale,” he added.
He said, “It is our
seemingly small actions
that will unknowingly
impact both our present
and future generations.
This is why it is impor-
tant to lend a voice and
effort towards mitigat-
ingtheimpactourchoic-
es have on the planet.”
Cycle to re-cycle environment, says Anurag Thakur
PROJECT CARBON SHUNYA
NEP has reoriented education
systemforfuturedemands:PM
Kolkata: Former RAW
chief Amarjit Singh Dulat
feels that Prime Minister
Narendra Modi may at
some stage later this year
hold out the olive branch
towards Pakistan and even
“bail out” the neighbour-
ing state which has been
experiencing a political
and economic crisis for
the last few months. Dulat
also warned of a “formi-
dable” Iran-Russia-China
axis coming into being
while stating that India’s
newfound ally USA “is far
away, our neighbours are
nearer.” In an interview to
PTI video, the former RAW
director said, “Every time
is the best time to talk to
Pakistan. We need to keep
our neighbours engaged.”
He added that it was im-
perative to keep talks open
with “a little more public
engagement.” “In this
year, my hunch is Modi ji
will bail out Pakistan. No
inside information, but it is
my hunch,”
MY HUNCH MODI WILL BAIL OUT PAKISTAN,
SAYS EX-RAW CHIEF AMARJIT SINGH DULAT
Patna (Agencies): Un-
ionHomeMinisterAmit
Shah on Saturday as-
serted that BJP has shut
its door forever for Bi-
har CM Nitish Kumar.
“Kumar is a person
who dreams about the
prime minister’s chair
every three years and
resorts to ‘paltimar’ tac-
tics. He did the same in
August last year and
went to those whom our
NDA was opposed to
right from the start. We
have now decided never
to open our doors for Ni-
tish Kumar in BJP,”
Shahsaidwhileaddress-
ing the media here.
“During the 2020 As-
sembly elections, the
people of the state had
made BJP a single larg-
est party in the state.
But we honoured our
promise and gave the
chief minister’s chair to
NitishKumarbuthehas
the habit of changing
the goal post,” he said.
Nitish Kumar, always
vocal against Jungle
Raj, is now sitting in the
lap of its progenitor.
BJP will form a full ma-
jority govt in Bihar in
2025 and the process
will start in 2024. I urge
the people of the state to
bring in BJP and throw
out those who brought
Jungle Raj,” Shah said.
“Nitish promised
Lalu to make his son
Tejashwi the CM but is
not specifying the date.
If he has promised it,
then he should reveal
the date of offering the
CM post to Tejashwi. If
TejashwiYadavbecomes
the chief minister, there
would be complete Jun-
gle Raj,” he said.
BJP has closed its door for
Nitish Kumar: Amit Shah
PM Narendra Modi says govt focused on providing
outside-the-classroom exposure to youth
Ready to align with like-minded parties
to defeat BJP in 2024 LS polls: Kharge
Mallikarjun Kharge at the INC’s
Plenary Session, in Raipur. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi greets Avinash Pande.
PM Narendra Modi addresses a post-budget webinar via video
conferencing, in New Delhi, on Saturday.  —PHOTO BY PTI
Amit Shah at an event in Patna, on Saturday.  —PHOTO BY PTI
Lovepreet Toofan (C) and Amritpal Singh at Golden Temple (R).
“Those who used Guru
Granth Sahib as shield
can’t be Punjab’s waris”
MP: Death toll in
Siddhi accident
rises to 14
Chandigarh (PTI):
Punjab Chief Minister
Bhagwant Mann on
Saturday said those who
took the Sikh holy book
Guru Granth Sahib to a
police station as a shield
cannot be called the
‘waris’ (heir) of Punjab.
His remarks came
days after self-styled
Sikh preacher and
Khalistani sympathiser
Amritpal Singh and his
supporters, some of
them brandishing
swords and guns, broke
through barricades and
barged into a police sta-
tion in Ajnala on the
outskirts of the Amrit-
sar city on Thursday,
extracting an assur-
ance from the police
that his aide and kid-
napping case accused
Lovepreet Singh would
be released.
CALLING ME TERRORIST
IS TERRORISM: AMRITPAL
DON’T CONSIDER MYSELF
INDIAN CITIZEN: AMRITPAL
Amritsar (ANI): Amritpal
Singh, who is considered
to be a radical preacher and
sympathizer of Khalistan
separatist Jarnail Singh Bhin-
dranwale, on Saturday said
that calling him a “terrorist is
terrorism” itself and said that
he works for the people of
Punjab and has an influence
on the youth “not for wrong,
but for right reasons”.
Amritsar (ANI): ‘Waris Punjab
De’ chief Amritpal Singh on
Saturday denounced that he
does “not” consider himself
a citizen of India calling the
passport merely a “travel doc-
ument” and said that it does
not make him an Indian. He
said that his remarks against
Amit Shah were “not a threat”
to the Union Home Minister,
but rather a threat to them.
Previous UP govt was
only skilled at playing
‘game’ of scams: Yogi
AAP’s ‘villain’ Atishi orchestrated
violence in MCD House, says BJP
I am retiring from the electoral
politics on my own:Yediyurappa
Lucknow (ANI):
Training his guns on
Samajwadi Party
chief AkhileshYadav,
Uttar Pradesh CM
Yogi Adityanath on
Saturdaysaidthatthe
previous government
was skilled at playing
‘games’ of scams
which include laptop
scam ‘game’, Gomti
riverfront scam
‘game’ among others.
While addressing
the UP Assembly
during the ongoing
Budget Session, he
said: “The CAG re-
port, which was re-
cently released, cit-
ed Rs 97,00,000 crore
scam during his
tenure. Muzaffarna-
gar riots, the Ram-
vriksha scandal in
Mathura, burning
the journalist alive,
the Bundelkhand
Crisis, the land ma-
fia, and the recruit-
ment scam were all
such ‘games’ that
occurred in the
state during their
tenure.”
Yogi continued:
“In addition to this,
there was also a
“game” being played
to have the terrorists’
cases withdrawn.
How far are these
players going to take
these “games”? Noth-
ing like that is played
by me. I am a normal
person.”
The CAG re-
port, which
was recently
released, cited Rs
97,00,000 crore scam
during his (former
Chief Minister Akh-
ilesh Yadav’s) tenure.
—Yogi Adityanath,
Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh
UP CM Yogi Adityanath speaks during the Budget Session.
Union Minister Anurag Thakur flags off cyclothon event, in New Delhi.
PM MODI TO INAUGURATE SHIVAMOGGA
AIRPORT IN KARNATAKA ON MONDAY
WILL WIPE OUT BJP IN 2024 LOK SABHA AND 2025
BIHAR ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS, SAYS LALU YADAV
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will
visit Karnataka on Monday and inaugurate an
airport in Shivamogga and several other develop-
ment projects, according to an official statement.
The prime minister will take a walk-through and
inspect the newly built airport, after which he will
inaugurate and lay the foundation of multiple pro-
jects in Shivamogga, according to the statement
issued on Saturday.
Purnea (PTI): In his first major speech after re-
covering from a kidney transplant operation, RJD
Supremo Lalu Prasad on Saturday launched a
frontal attack on his old rival the BJP, alleging the
right-wing party was trying to divide the country
on caste and religious lines. The BJP and RSS
are against the country’s minorities, the former
chief minister of Bihar claimed in a virtual speech relayed from
his Delhi residence to the rally of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ or
Grand Alliance of which RJD in a constituent.
New Delhi (PTI): The
BJP took a dig at AAP
MLAAtishionSaturday
,
calling her a “villain”
and accusing her of or-
chestrating a ruckus
during elections for
6-memberstandingcom-
mittee in MCD House.
Sharing a mock-up
film poster with mor-
phed pictures of Aam
Aadmi Party (AAP)
MLAs Atishi and
Durgesh Pathak along-
side Delhi Mayor Shelly
Oberoi, the Delhi BJP
tweeted in Hindi,
“AAP’s ‘khalnayika’
who orchestrated vio-
lence and dictatorship
in the House.” There
was no immediate reac-
tion from the MLA or
the AAP.
The Municipal Cor-
poration of Delhi
(MCD) House witnessed
high-decibel protests by
the BJP councillors af-
ter Oberoi declared that
a vote cast during the
election was “invalid”.
Bengaluru:BJPCentral
Parliamentary Board
member and former CM
BS YediyurappaonSat-
urdaytoldtheinfluential
Lingayat community
that he is retiring from
electoral politics on his
own and urged them not
to have any hard feelings
about it.
Speaking to report-
ers, he stated, “I appeal
with folded hands to the
Veerashaiva-Linagayat
community. I am retir-
ing on my own as I am
completing 80-years on
February 27. My broth-
ers of the community
should not misunder-
stand this.”
“The leadership of
PM Narendra Modi and
Union Home Minister
Amit Shah has given us
strength. PM Modi is
arriving in Shivamog-
ga on February 27,”
Yediyurappa stated.
Delhi BJP working chief Virendra Sachdeva (C) addresses media.
Sidhi: The death toll in
Friday night’s accident
in Madhya Pradesh’s Si-
dhi district has risen to
14 people, while the
count of injured has
gone to 56, the police
said.“
Atotalof 14deaths
have been confirmed in
the accident so far and
56 people injured. Of
these injured, 39 people
are undergoing treat-
ment at Sanjay Gandhi
Hospital in Rewa dis-
trict,” Rewa SP Mukesh
Srivastava said.
Raipur (PTI): Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday said
that “mentality of western countries” was imposed on India
for 70 years but the way of thinking is changing now. He also
cautioned the youth to remain alert against the forces trying
to break up the country using “a report, billionaire and other
means.” Thakur was speaking at Yuva Samvaad India @2047
organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangthan Chhattisgarh
unit at Rawatpura Sarkar University in Dhaneli village. “We
should be proud of our heritage, history, art, culture and
tradition. The mentality of western countries was imposed on
our country for 70 years. The work of changing this thinking
has been done in the last eight years,” the BJP leader said.
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Lucknow: IAS officer
Ravindra Pal Singh, a
2015 batch Director at
Hindi Insti-
tute and
Special Sec-
retary Lan-
guage de-
m a n d e d
VRS. Earlier, he was
SpecialSecretaryHome.
He will retire in 2035.
IAS Singh’s wife, IAS
Nidhi Srivastava, who
is currently Special
Secretary Infrastruc-
ture and Industries,
has now become an IAS
officer from PCS. As
per sources, IAS Singh
has mentioned person-
al reasons for this. He
might agree and take
back his VRS in the fu-
ture because recently
he has been promoted
from PCS to IAS and
technically, it is diffi-
cult to accept his VRS.
IAS officer
Ravindra Pal
Singh seeks VRS
New Delhi (Agencies):
The President, Droupa-
di Murmu addressed
the 99th annual convo-
cation of the University
of Delhi today on Satur-
day in Delhi.
Speaking on the occa-
sion, the President said
that it can be said that
Delhi University re-
flects India in all its
richness and diversity.
It can also be said that
there is a bit of Delhi
University in every area
of excellence in India
and abroad. However no
institution can rest on
its laurels. In today’s
world of rapid changes,
an institution has to
continuously reinvent
itself. The Delhi Univer-
sity community should
feel duty-bound to lead
other Universities in
the country on parame-
ters of excellence, and
thereby, earn a place
among globally compa-
rable institutions of
higher learning.
The President said
that we should respect
and welcome all lan-
guages and cultures,
but always stay con-
nected to our roots. Re-
juvenation and creativ-
ity come from the roots.
She urged youth to fol-
low Gandhiji's advice
of getting the excellent
knowledge available in
the world, while stay-
ing connected to the In-
dian soil.
Addressing the stu-
dents, the President
said that she was the
first girl from her vil-
lage to go to town for
study. Among their
classmates too, there
may be many such stu-
dents from whose fam-
ily or village no one
would have been able to
get university level edu-
cation before them.
Such students are very
talented and hardwork-
ing. They come to the
University with great
enthusiasm to fulfill
their dreams. Some-
times they become vic-
tims of 'inferiority
complex'. This should
not happen in any sen-
sitive society. It is
the responsibility of
teachers and other stu-
dents to encourage
such first-generation
university students.
The President said
that we should pay at-
tention to some basic
issues such as need for
clean toilets for girl
students, world-class
laboratories, real qual-
ity education and
needs of persons with
disabilities.
The President said
that due to the consum-
erist concept of devel-
opment and civiliza-
tion, the challenges of
pollution, climate
change and lifestyle dis-
eases are taking a more
formidable form. Our
past generations have
done many good things
but they also made
some mistakes. She
urged the young gener-
ation to carry forward
the good things and do
away with the mistakes.
President Murmu graces 99th annual convocation of Delhi University
Bengaluru (PTI): In-
dia, which is holding
G20 Presidency, has
asked the IMF and Fi-
nancial Stability Board
(FSB) to jointly prepare
a technical paper on
crypto assets, which
could be used in formu-
lating a coordinated
and comprehensive
policy to regulate them.
The international or-
ganisations are expect-
ed to present their joint
paper during the 4th
Finance Ministers and
Central Bank Gover-
nors Meeting in Octo-
ber 2023, said a finance
ministry release.
“To complement the
ongoing dialogue on
the need for a policy
framework, the Indian
Presidency has pro-
posed a joint technical
paper by the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund
(IMF) and the FSB,
which would synthe-
sise the macroeconom-
ic and regulatory per-
spectives of crypto-as-
sets. This would help in
the formulation of a
coordinated and com-
prehensive policy ap-
proach to crypto as-
sets,” it said.
Given the concerns
over greater intercon-
nectedness between
crypto assets and the
traditional financial
sector as well as
the complexity and vol-
atility around crypto
assets, policymakers
are calling for tighter
regulation.
India asks IMF to make tech
paper on regulating crypto
There is no global
policy framework
for crypto assets,
Finance Minister
Sitharaman said
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman addresses a press
conference after the G20 Finance meetings under India’s G20
Presidency, in Bengaluru, on Saturday.
H D R Lyngdoh, a former state home minister and candidate of
United Democratic Party, had died of cardiac arrest on February 20.
New Delhi (Agencies):
The hustle and bustle
of over a month-long
election campaign for
the February 27 Megha-
laya Assembly poll end-
ed at 4 p.m. on Saturday
.
Voting would be held
in 59 of the 60 Assembly
constituencies in 12 dis-
tricts under a heavy se-
curity cover on Monday
.
The polling would
not be held in Sohiong
Assembly Constituency
in East Khasi Hills dis-
trict following the death
of United Democratic
Party (UDP) candidate
H. Donkupar Roy Lyng-
doh, who died on Febru-
ary 20 due to illness.
Meghalaya Chief
Electoral Officer (CEO)
F.R. Kharkongor said
that movement of poll-
ing parties to the 3419
polling stations across
59 Assembly constituen-
cies started on Saturday
.
CampaigningforMeghalaya
ends;votingonFebruary27
Shillong (Agencies): in
view of the upcoming As-
sembly polls on February
27, the state's borders with
Bangladesh and Assam will
remain sealed until March 2,
the counting day. Megha-
laya shares a 885 km-long
border with Assam and 443
km with Bangladesh. Chief
Electoral Officer, Meghalaya,
F.R. Kharkongor said: To
ensure a free and fair poll,
we have taken preventive
measures to ensure a free
and fair election in the State.
Shillong (PTI): The EC has
adjourned February 27
poll in Sohiong assembly
constituency of Meghalaya
after the demise of one of
the candidates, an EC of-
ficial said. H D R Lyngdoh,
former state home minister
and a candidate of the
United Democratic Party for
the constituency, had died
of cardiac arrest on Febru-
ary 20. “The poll is hereby
adjourned until the poll date
is notified by the ECI,” an
official said in an order.
ASSAM TO
REMAIN CLOSED
TILL MARCH 2
POLLING IN SOHIONG
ADJOURNED AS EX
HOME MIN DIES
Jammu (PTI): Amid
outrage over the imposi-
tion of property tax,
Jammu and Kashmir
Lieutenant Governor
Manoj Sinha on Satur-
day defended the move
and said it will be imple-
mented in consultation
with the general public.
Property tax will en-
sure financial self-sus-
tainability of cities and
improvement of public
amenities, he said. The
Jammu and Kashmir
administration on Tues-
day ordered the imposi-
tion of property tax in
municipal areas from
April 1, drawing strong
protests from people
from almost all walks of
life. Political parties are
demanding an immedi-
ate rollback of the order.
Property tax in JK
will be one of lowest in
country, says L-G
Temple, mosque structures
demolished by PWD in ITO
I was considered failed
captain: Kohli on not
winning ICC trophy
New Delhi(Agencies):
A temple and a mosque
in the national capital’s
ITO area were demol-
ished by the Public
Works Department
(PWD) as a part of its
anti-encroachment
drive.Alargenumberof
police personnel have
been deployed in the
areatomaintainlawand
order situation.
Saturday’s develop-
ment comes after the
Delhi High Court on
Thursday directed the
PWD to carry out work
to make a pedestrian
pathway at “Jheel ka
Piao” on Mathura Road,
ITO, even if it called for
demolishingaportionof
the temple and the
mosque. The single
judge bench of Justice
PrathibaSinghobserved
that the issue was con-
cerningthedevelopment
of a pathway on an ex-
tremely busy road
wherein documents and
other photographs show
that the temple and the
mosque are abutting the
pedestrian pathway
.
New Delhi (Agencies):
Talismanic India batter
Virat Kohli has said
that he was considered
a ‘failed captain’ for In-
dia due to not winning
any ICC trophy during
his leadership tenure.
But at the same time, he
stated that he will not
judge himself from that
point of view.
Kohli is India’s most
successful Test cap-
tain, leading the side to
40 victories, including
holding on to the top-
ranked spot in the
rankings for 42 months.
Apart from winning 65
ODIs and 30 T20Is as
captain, what has been
absent from Kohli’s
achievement as an
Indian skipper has
been a global trophy.
Under his leadership,
India became runners-
up in the 2017 Champi-
ons Trophy, and the
2021 World Test Cham-
pionship final, apart
from reaching the semi-
finals of the 2019 ODI
World Cup, and not
reaching the last four
stages in the 2021 Men’s
T20 World Cup.
KASHMIRI PANDIT’S
WIFE EMPLOYED
Jammu (PTI): Jammu and
Kashmir Lieutenant Governor
Manoj Sinha on Saturday
handed over a government
job appointment letter to
Suneeta Pandith, wife of
Suneel Pandith, a Kashmiri
Pandit who was shot dead
by terrorists in Shopian last
year. The LG handed over the
appointment letter to Suneeta
at Raj Bhavan in the presence
of her family members, an
official spokesperson said.
Prez Droupadi Murmu presents a gold medal certificate to a student during the 99th annual convocation
of the University of Delhi, in New Delhi on Saturday. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also present.
INDIA RANKS 42
ON INT’L IP INDEX
Boundary walls of Temple, mosque brought down by bulldozers.
Kohli while speaking at the
Season 2 of the RCB Podcast.
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WOMAN SMUGGLER
HELD WITH 252 GM
SMACK WORTH RS 20L
Gwalior: A woman smug-
gler was arrested along
with around 252 grams
of smack (kind of drug)
worth Rs 20 lakhs in MP’s
Gwalior district, a police
official said on Saturday.
He added that two more
accused with seven
illegal weapons were also
arrested in another case in
the district. The smuggler
brought the smack from
Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh.
WANTED SHARPSHOOTER OF GOGI-DEEPAK
GANG NABBED AFTER EXCHANGE OF FIRE
New Delhi: After brief exchange of fire, the Special Cell of
Delhi Police has arrested a sharpshooter of the infamous
Gogi-Deepak Boxer gang who was wanted in nine heinous
crimes, including murder, registered in Delhi and Haryana,
an officer said on Saturday. The accused was identified
as Ankit Gulia alias Ankit Pistoli (26), a resident of district
Sonepat, Haryana.
‘GET NO-DRUG
DECLARATION’
NAME OF SUSPECT’S
WIFE SURFACES
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu
Police have directed
courier companies across
the state to get no-drug
declaration from custom-
ers before accepting the
couriers to be delivered.
The decision came after
when several instances
were reported.
Kolkata: The name of the
wife of an absconding sus-
pect of CBI sleuths probing
the teachers’ recruitment
scam in West Bengal has
surfaced. The name came
up after the arrested youth
said that one Haimanti
Ganguly is aware of where
the main proceeds of the
scam had gone.
—PHOTO
BY
ANI
Hyderabad (ANI): A
22-year-oldmanalleg-
edly killed his friend
for texting and mak-
ing calls to his girl-
friend, who was pre-
viously in a relation-
ship with the victim,
police said on Satur-
day
. The accused lat-
er beheaded the de-
ceased, removed his
heart and private
parts, chopped his
fingers, and later
walked to the police
station to surrender
himself. Police
launched a detailed
investigation after
registering a case on
the accused’s state-
ment and recovered
the body and sent to a
local govt hospital.
New Delhi (ANI):
The Indian defence
forceshadwitnessed,
over a year ago, ob-
jects similar to the
alleged Chinese spy
balloonbustedbythe
American Air Force
in the skies over the
Andaman  Nicobar
Islands territories.
However, unlike the
Americans, no ac-
tion was taken as the
origin and the intent
or origin of the bal-
loon-type object
were not clear. The
Americans spotted
many of these bal-
loons over their
skies which had
come there evading
multiple American
chains of radars.
Man kills friend
for messaging
girlfriend, later
surrenders
‘Balloon-type’
flying object
spotted over
Andaman
New Delhi (ANI): The
government of Jammu
and Kashmir is making
all the necessary ar-
rangements for the up-
coming G20 summit,
which will take place in
May this year.
In such a situation,
the meeting is consid-
ered to be very impor-
tant from the point of
view of tourism and the
tourism department is
taking various meas-
ures in this regard.
Along with the publicity
campaign, various tour-
istplacesarebeingmade
attractive. According to
the Director of Tourism
Fazl Al-Huseeb, efforts
are being made to pro-
mote Kashmir better
with such measures, as
this meeting is very im-
portant for promoting
the tourism sector.
He said, “The facili-
ties are being further
improved at the impor-
tant tourist places here
and much work has
been taken up to make
them more attractive.
Under this link, 75 new
places in Jammu and
Kashmir to develop the
tourism sector. are be-
ing brought on the tour-
ist map and all possible
basic facilities are be-
ing provided for the
tourists to access these
new places.”
JK: G20 meeting preparations in full swing
TOURISM IN STATE THAT WAS ONCE HIT BY TERRORISM
GOVT WORKING TO
HARDSELL INDIAN
TOURISM TO WORLD
Over one lakh tourists are
likely to come from G20
countries. The govt is mak-
ing such arrangements that
tourists will talk about the
whole world as brand am-
bassadors of Indian tourism
on their return. During the
discussion, the director of
tourism said that in this way,
the G20 meeting is restoring
the glory and splendour of
the historical places.
Guest of Honour
His Highness Maharaja Sahib of Jodhpur
Shri Gaj Singh Ji
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Sawai Madhopur:
Eight miscreants have
been arrested by Sawai
Madhopur Police for al-
legedly abducting and
seeking ransom from
the manager of Juna-
garh Mahal. Police in-
formed that hotel man-
ager Abhijit Banerjee
was abducted near
Sherpur Helipad on
February 12 by the eight
accused. “Abhijit was
kidnapped and then
beaten in his car by the
miscreants. After get-
ting the ransom
amount, the accused
fled and the victim was
rescued on February 13.
The accused, identified
as Vishal Soni (30),
Bhajan Meena (22) and
Bunty Meena (22) and
five other miscreants
have been arrested and
are being interrogat-
ed,” police said. “Police
teams were formed and
an operation ‘Silent
Roundup’ was under-
taken to nab the ac-
cused. Based on surveil-
lance and technical in-
puts, the accused were
held. Cases of robbery,
loot, causing hurt and
illegal arms are regis-
tered in various police
stations against the ac-
cused,’ police added.
First India Bureau
Chittorgarh: In a mas-
sive police action
against drug peddlers,
opium worth about Rs
2.5 crore was seized dur-
ing the blockade. The
drug opium was being
smuggled into a luxury
car. Police arrested two
smugglers named
Charan Singh Rajput
and Shah Rukh Khan
on the spot. The case
was registered under
NDPS Act by the Chit-
torgarh Sadar Police
Station. Sangria police
in Hanumangarh dist,
arrested a person iden-
tified as Jagdeep Singh
with 90 gms of opium
under NDPS Act.
In action against il-
legal drugs, Pali police
arrested Ruparam Re-
bari, a resident of the
Kelwa area in Rajsa-
mand district. with 2 kg
of illegal opium.
Rakesh Gurjar
Sikar: Former Chief
Minister Vasundhara
Raje will celebrate her
birthday at Salasar
Balaji Dham on March
4. She will offer special
prayers at the temple
and address her sup-
porters coming from
all over the state at Ju-
liasar. MP Rahul Kas-
wan, former minister
Yunus Khan, Rajpal
Singh Shekhawat, Khe-
maram Meghwal ar-
rived to take stock of
the preparations relat-
ed to Raje’s visit. They
inspected the meeting
venue being built at Ju-
liasar near Salasar.
Kaswan said that
BJP activists from all
over Raj will gather to
celebrate Raje’s birth-
day for which a big
‘pandal’ has been set
up in Juliasar.
Eight arrested in hotel
manager abduction case
An operation ‘Silent Roundup’ was undertaken to nab accused
All accused were arrested by the police on Saturday.
Sadar Police arrests two
accused in the case.
Kalicharan Saraf and other workers during the Fatehpur working
committee meet held at Saraswati Library in Fatehpur city on Saturday.
Leaders review preps ahead
of Raje’s b’day celebrations
Opium worth over `2.5 crore seized
in Chittorgarh, two smugglers held
POLICE FIRED AT BY FLEEING SMUGGLERS
IN UDPR; 301KG OPIUM SEIZED FROM CAR
Udaipur(PTI): Unidentified people riding a car opened
fire on a police patrol on Friday when they were asked
to stop for checking in Udaipur, police said. The ac-
cused fled on foot leaving behind the car, an SUV, when
police chased them. They
found 301 kg doda (opi-
um) in the car. The seizure
was made by a patrol team
from the Khaidoda Police
Station, Superintendent
of Police Vikas Sharma
said. A car coming from
Mangalvad drove through
the barrier and opened fire at the police team when
it was hot on their tails, Sharma said, adding police
too retaliated with gunfire. The illegal opium powder
was found in 17 bags, a police statement said. A case
was registered against the unidentified men under the
NDPS Act and search for them is on, they said.
Police chased and recovered
301 kg Opium from the car.
First India Bureau
Jaipur: Chief Minister
Ashok Gehlot has given
financial approval of Rs
22.80 crore for construc-
tion of anicut on Morel
river in Samel village
of Lalsot tehsil of
Dausa district.
With this approval,
the ground water level
of the area around Ani-
cut will increase. With
this, irrigation facili-
ties will be expanded in
Samel, Hodyali, Manda-
lia, Rooppura, Ja-
gasara, Gurjarheda and
Gumanpura villages.
Also, water can be used
for other purposes too.
First India Bureau
Alwar: The car of SSB
Inspector returning
home from his in-laws
house rammed into a
tractor-trolley vehicle.
The inspector  his
daughter died in acci-
dent, while wife, son 
daughter were severe-
ly injured. The injured
are undergoing treat-
ment at Gurugram
Hospital. The accident
took place in Hary-
ana’s Nuh area at 8.30
pm on Friday night.
Jaswant Singh, a
resident of Ajmeripur
village, lived with his
family in Rajouri Gar-
den area in Delhi. On
Feb 23, he drove to Al-
war with his wife
Mithlesh , son Divyan-
shu  daughters Neha
and Anshu. At night
family went to her in-
laws’ place in,
Ferozepur (Haryana).
The accident was so
severe that the front
part of the car was bad-
ly damaged.
CM’s nod for `22.80 cr
for anicut on Morel river
SSB inspector, daughter
die in road accident
`2.43 CRORE ADDL
BUDGET FOR GOVT
GIRLS COLLEGE
Jaipur: CM Gehlot has
approved an additional
budget provision of Rs
2.43 cr for construction of
Government Girls College,
Sanganer. Including this
amount, the college will
now be constructed at a
total cost of Rs 6.93 cr.
With this approval, addi-
tional earth filling, footing
and column related works
will be done for the con-
struction of the building
in the land allotted for the
college to be built near
Tonk Road Bambala Pulia
in Sanganer area.
Churu: Dalit
groom stopped
from riding horse
First India Bureau
Churu: In an untoward
incident from Sardar-
shahar, about six bul-
lies pulled a Dalit
g r o o m ,
Raghuveer
Nayak off
the horse
during the
marriage
ceremony in Ramsara
village and thrashed
him and his relatives
present at the marriage
ceremony
. The victim’s
family have registered a
case at police station
and has warned of agi-
tation if proper action
is not taken against the
culprits.
Neha Singh Jaswant Singh
Udaipur (PTI): Voicing
concern over the rising
pendency of cases, Un-
ion Law Minister Kiren
Rijiju on Saturday said
it is “not the fault of the
judgebutof thesystem”,
and the government is
taking more steps to ad-
dress the issue.
“We are moving to-
wards the kind of sys-
tem that should be there
in the country,” he said
while highlighting ef-
forts to repeal redun-
dant and obsolete laws,
improve the infrastruc-
ture of courts and equip
them with technology
.
The Minister was
speaking at a confer-
ence on ‘Sustainable
Development in India:
Evolution and Legal
Perspective’ organised
by the Law Commission
of India at Mohanlal
Sukhadia University in
Udaipur.
The Minister said
the number of pending
cases has crossed 4.90
crore.
“It is not a good thing
to have so many cases
pending in any country
or society
. It has several
reasons... the condition
of judges is also bad.
One judge handles 50-60
cases in a single day.
They dispose of so
many cases but the
number which comes
daily is double.
“The common man
asks why the pendency
is so high, but it is not
known to people how
much a judge works. It
is not the fault of the
judge, but of the sys-
tem,” Rijiju said.
He said that a major
solution for reducing
pendency is “technolo-
gy” and the courts are
being equipped with
technologies across the
country in order to
make them paperless.
“We are halfway
there. Now we are giv-
ing the final shape to it.
High courts, lower
courts, and tribunals
are being well-equipped
with technologies.
“It was just because
of the success of e-
courts phase-II that
hearings were conduct-
ed through video con-
ference during the Cov-
id pandemic,” he said.
Choose a life of adventure,
excitement and continuous learning
to live it to the fullest, everyday.
—Dr Jagdeesh Chandra,
CEO  Editor-in-Chief, First India
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Laxman Raghav
Bikaner: The 14th edi-
tion of Rashtriya San-
skriti Mahotsav started
on Saturday at Dr Karni
Singh Stadium in Bi-
kaner by the Union Min-
istry of Culture. Presi-
dent Droupadi Murmu
will also participate on
February 27, said Union
Minister Arjun Megh-
wal on Saturday
.
1,000 artists from
across the country will
participate in the event
from February 25 to
March 5. Eight Padma
Shri artists will also
perform.
The festival is taking
forward the concept of
‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha
Bharat’, said Meghwal.
Meghwal while talking
to First India News said
that Prime Minister
Modi has a vision and
National Sanskriti Ma-
hotsav will also help in
furthering the concept
of ‘Ek Bharat Shresh-
tha Bharat’ across the
country. He said the
event is an important
moment for Bikaner.
The nine-day cultur-
al extravaganza will
see artistes from across
India participating in
the event, said Kiran
Soni Gupta, Director of
West Zone Cultural
Centre, Udaipur.
First India Bureau
Bikaner: Governor
and Chancellor Kalraj
Mishra, during the 19th
convocation ceremony
of Swami Keshwanand
Rajasthan Agricultural
University, in Bikaner ,
said that the ceremony
is the beginning of a
new life for students
and said the innova-
tions made by Univer-
sity are commendable.
Mishra said that agri-
cultural research has
playedanimportantrole
in making India a lead-
ing country in food sup-
ply
. Mishra added that
there is a lot of scope
for innovation in agri
education in India.
Mirch Masala
FIRST INDIA SUNDAY SPECIAL
BY TRIDIB RAMAN
The author is a journalist and political
commentator and views expressed are his personal
Ahigh-level meeting
of BJP leaders was
held in Delhi recently
regarding Haryana.
If sources are to be
believed, in this meet
it has been decided by
consensus that ‘BJP
will fight the 2024 polls
with JJP. BJP’s focus
is on non-Jat voters.
The party knows that
Chautala’s JJP has the
potential to make a big
dent in Jat vote bank
and party strategists
are confident that the
Jannayak Janta Party
can garner at least 30%
of the Jat votes. BJP
strategists know that if
Dushyant succeeds in
making a dent in the Jat
vote bank in upcoming
polls, then the saffron
party can cross the elec-
toral battle by betting
big on its non-Jat vote
bank. Sources reveal
that in this important
meeting in Delhi, it has
also been decided that
Haryana Chief Minister
Manohar Lal Khattar
will not be replaced till
2024. Moreover, in the
24 elections, the BJP
will cancel the tickets of
its existing MPs in bulk,
replacing them with new
ones as it wants to bet
on the faces.
The political circles are speculating
whether the checkmate game between
Vasundhara Raje Scindia and the BJP
Delhi top brass has come to an end? It was
being alleged that a ‘pact’, of sorts, has
been reached between Vasundhara Raje
Scindia and the Satish Poonia camp on
the lines of ‘Na Tum Haare, Na Hum Jeete’
and that the Rajasthan BJP has also heaved
a sigh of relief after a long gap. This was
being said since, Madam, who was absent
from the BJP’s flag-poster till now, has now
started registering her presence in BJP’s
official programs as well. Sources reveal
that BJP’s seat-by-seat survey work
was going on in Rajasthan for
some time, and the results of
this survey informed the party
top that ‘without taking Vasund-
hara along, it will not be easy to
overcome the Gehlot factor in
Rajasthan’.
Less than ten months
are left for the assembly
elections in Ra-
jasthan. Till now,
separate programs
of Vasundhara
and the state
BJP were going on in the state. However,
there was a grapevine in the ‘relevant
political circles’ that the state unit will
also be seen with Raje in the grand pro-
gram organized at Salasar in Churu on
the occasion of Vasundhara’s birthday.
Although Raje’s birthday falls on March
8, and since this time Holi festival is on
March 8, Vasundhara has shifted her
birthday program by 4 days.
However, it now seems that all is still
not well between Raje and Poonia camp
since on March 4, the youth wing of state
BJP - BJYM - has organized a program to
gherao the state assembly and state
president Satish Poonia himself
will be present and spearhead the
rally. Other organizations of the
state BJP will also take part in the
protest and Poonia, on Saturday,
made strategy regarding the
protest. Therefore, although on
the surface it appeared that
the concerned parties had
made amends, but, a
political observer has
pointed, that, all is
not what it may
seem!
Telangana CM KCR
wants to expand his
party at the national
level; He is visiting dif-
ferent states  is also in
constant contact with non-
BJP satraps as he wants
to ‘be a part of opposition
unity’ and emerged as
a major pivot.’ Sources
reveal that KCR’s personal
astrologer has advised
him that ‘if he conducts
early polls, he can regain
power ‘with a bang’. Sept
2023 is said to be the
most favourable time for
elections, while the tenure
of current assembly is till
Jan 16, 2024. Following
the advice, KCR told loyal-
ists, ‘You people should
start preparing for the
elections ahead of time.’
Recently, when Rahul  Priyanka Gandhi were
skiing in the snow in Gulmarg, they had also
sent an invitation to National Conference leader
Omar Abdullah to go skiing with them. Omar
had readily agreed to this, but his father, Farooq
Abdullah, rejected the idea outright, and is said to
have told Omar in an almost reprimanding manner
- ‘Do you have the
slightest presumption
that you can ski like
this? What would the
Kashmiri people of
the state think? What
political message
would be conveyed
by this? Umar could
not resist his father’s
words and refused
to accompany Rahul.
After this Rahul’s din-
ner was fixed with PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti. But
when Rahul’s skiing photo became viral on the so-
cial media, Mehbooba also cancelled the dinner on
the pretext that she was going to attend the Jammu
session of the party, so she could not attend the
dinner. Interestingly, like always, Rahul seems to be
taking some time to read the political signals.
Akhilesh’s close friends also now feel that SP
supremo Akhilesh Yadav couldn’t handle the
Ramcharit Manas case with ‘maturity.’ In this
matter, showing haste, Akhilesh has unnecessarily
decided to fight with the State’s forward castes. SP
spokesperson Richa Singh and Roli Tiwari Mishra,
who lodged a quick
protest against
Swami Prasad Mau-
rya’s controversial re-
marks on Ramcharit
Manas, were expelled
from the party by
Akhilesh saying that
‘both these leaders
are involved in anti-
party activities’. In
fact, Akhilesh was in
London when Maurya
made the remark  couldn’t be contacted. Exhaust-
ed, Richa Singh wrote a long message to Akhilesh’s
wife Dimple Yadav  told her that ‘you are also the
daughter of a Kshatriya, how are you tolerating all
this?’ Dimple called up Akhilesh and said, ‘What is
all this going on in the party?’ After talking to Dim-
ple, Akhilesh called up Richa and Roli, ‘who were
adamant about protest.’ Akhilesh got angry and at
the same time showed both of them the door.
OMAR’S ‘NO’ TO RAHUL’S PROPOSAL
AKHILESH KEEPING DISTANCE FROM ELDERS
BJP CONTINUES
TO ALIGN WITH
CHAUTALAS
DID THE TOP BJP LEADERSHIP REALLY ‘MANAGE’
MADAM? IT SURELY DOESN’T APPEAR SO
TELANGANA ELECTIONS MAY BE HELD AHEAD OF TIME
ABUSYDAYFORCM@RAIPUR!
CM Ashok Gehlot, Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and
Raghuveer Meena during the Congress' 85th Plenary
Session held in Raipur on Saturday.
CM Ashok Gehlot engrossed in reading a document
during the Congress’ 85th Plenary Session in Raipur
on Saturday.
Pratap S Khachariyawas, Vaibhav Gehlot, Mamta
Bhupesh, Rafeek Khan and Dr Krishna Poonia at
Congress’ 85th Plenary Session in Raipur.
Kiran Rijuju being felicitated during the inaugural session of the
Conference on Sustainable Development in India: Evolution and
Legal perspectives organised by Law Commission of India at
MLSU in Udaipur on Saturday.
RIJIJU ON PENDENCY OF CASES
‘Not judges but system at fault,
taking steps to improve it’
‘TECHNOLOGY ONE OF THE MAJOR
WAYS TO REDUCE PENDENCY’
There are several ways to reduce the pendency. The
biggest one is technology. The ministry is doing
several things and “in the days to come, we are going
to take a few other steps,” he said.He said that work
is going on to make the judiciary paperless, which is
also important from an environmental point of view.
“Everything has to be digital,” he added. Talking about
sustainable development, he stressed the need for bal-
ance in economic growth and the environment.
Governor Kalraj Mishra and Arjun Ram Meghwal during the
inauguration of Shilp Kala Mela as a part of Rashtriya Sanskriti
Mahotsav at Dr Karni Singh Stadium in Bikaner on Saturday.
Governor Kalraj Mishra presents degrees to students during the
19th convocation ceremony of Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan
Agricultural University in Bikaner on Saturday.
PREZ MURMU TO
PARTICIPATE ON
FEBRUARY 27
Governor Kalraj Mishra,
Chief Minister Ashok
Gehlot, Union Culture Min-
ister Kishan Reddy, Union
Minister of State for Culture
and Bikaner MP Arjun Ram
Meghwal, and Union Minister
of State for Culture Meenakshi
Lekhi will be present during
the event on February 27
wherein, President Droupadi
Murmu will also attend.
‘Regularisation of
village devp can
yield good results’
First India Bureau
Dungarpur: RSS Sar-
sanghchalak Dr Mohan
Bhagwat on Saturday
attended the inaugura-
tion of All India Gram
Vikas  Prabhat Gram
Sammelan organised
by RSS at Bhemai vil-
lage, He listened to
speakers and said that
by regularising the
work of village develop-
ment, definitely good
results will be obtained.
Village coordinators of
all provinces informed
about work of Prabhat
village of their respec-
tive provinces related to
edu, health, culture,
self-reliance, harmony,
security, agriculture
and environment etc.
during the programme.
Mohan Bhagwat and Dr Dinesh
Kumar attend the Prabhat
Gram Sammelan at Bhemai.
Guv lauds Swami Keshwanand
Raj Agri Univ for its innovations
COURTESY VISIT
Gulab Chand
Kataria, Governor
of Assam,
along with
his wife Anita
Kataria, called
on President
Droupadi Murmu
at Rashtrapati
Bhavan in
New Delhi on
Saturday.
GC Kataria,
Governor of
Assam and
his wife Anita
Kataria, called
on V-P Jagdeep
Dhankhar at Upa-
Rashtrapati Nivas
in New Delhi.
Sanskriti Mahotsav kicks off in Bikaner
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arments themed
and designed on
Azure Hues, Oce-
anic Splendor,
Beatnik Bril-
liance, Divine
Chronicles, Stip-
pled Visions, Retro Reviv-
al, Svelte Silhouettes, Syl-
van Bellissima, and Folk
Couture captivated entire
crowd of spectators as 44
beautiful and stunning
models step up on the
beautifully decorated
ramp with mesmerizing
backdrops at Creations
2023. The 12th Fashion
show of IIS (deemed to be
University) - CREATIONS
2023 was held on February
24 at IISU back lawns by
the Department of
Fashion and Textiles
of IIS University.
Jagdeesh Chandra
along with Rajiv
Arora, Chairman
of Raj Small In-
dustries Corpora-
tion graced the oc-
casion and moti-
vated the partici-
pants with their
e n c o u r a g i n g
words. Municipal
commissioner Su-
rat, Shalini Agar-
wal also graced the
occasion and moti-
vated her with her
valuable words. Dr
Raakhi Gupta,
Registrar of the
IIS University
was also present
as the special
guest. Around 43
talented young
designers from
the Depart-
ment dis-
played their
bright, enter-
taining and
well-crafted
work that de-
picts the
fashion and culture of our
society. Creation 2023 has
always been a platform to
not only boost the morale
of young designers but also
prepare them to showcase
their talent on bigger plat-
formsinfutureendeavours.
In the same episode, Crea-
tions 2023 also announced
theIISU’sdesignstudio.The
young and talented design-
ers of IIS University show-
cased their astonishing col-
lections depicting Indian
art and culture through In-
do-Westerns casuals, Street
Wear and Formal Western
outfits in their finest form.
The judges Kshipra Goyal
(FounderChrysalis,Jaipur)
and Sadhna Garg (Founder
Raasika, Jaipur) appreciat-
edtheworkof thedesigners
and blessed them to be a
part of the mainstream
fashion industry
. Creations
2023 was choreographed by
David. The best collections
wererewardedwithawards
including Azure Hues
bagged the title whereas
Retro Revival and Beatnik
Brilliance were awarded
second and special jury
awards respectively
.
CITY FIRST BRINGS TO YOU GLIMPSES FROM CREATIONS 2023,
A GRAND FASHION SHOW ORGANISED AT IIS DEEMED TO BE A
UNIVERSITY, THE MEGA FASHION SHOW SHOWCASED 43
BUDDING DESIGNERS  A GRAND LAUNCH OF IISU
DESIGNER STUDIO ‘AAKAAR’ ON FRIDAY
CREATION: REBELLION OF
G
KAVITA CHAUHAN
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Gorgeous divas flaunting the astonishing outfits
—PHOTOS
BY
SANTOSH
SHARMA
Jagdeesh Chandra with Sadhna Garg,
Shalini Agarwal, Dr Ashok Gupta and
Dr Radha Kashyap along with the students
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his time when you say
there are certain life
changes for the better,
it will not just mean
new year resolutions.
The same goes for sim-
ple hacks of nourish-
ment that pomegranate brings
to you. Relishing this fruit in
the winter sun is a must, espe-
cially when it has so many ben-
efits to offer.
The name pomegranate is de-
rived from a medieval Latin
term, “p mum (appl) and
gr n tum (seeded).” Ratzz and I
have our ways, just like she
loves those juicy arils with va-
nilla ice cream, and I am a fan
of the pomegranate and papaya
combo. Even though this seedy
apple is known for its deep red
colored juice, did you know that
the peel is also edible?
In the kitchen of Cauldron-
Sisterss, you will find pome-
granate seeds for all sorts of
garnishing, molasses of the
same to use in sauces/dress-
ings, and dried skin for tea. Yes,
you may dehydrate the peel,
grind it into powder and use it
in your tea. What does it do, you
may ask?
POMEGRANATE SEED
 PEEL BENEFITS
The goodness of this juicy fruit
is so easy to reap that Ritzzy al-
most kicked herself (a long time
ago, I must add) when she first
heard of it. Pomegranate is rich
in antioxidants and this prop-
erty improves blood pressure,
cholesterol, haemoglobin, dia-
betes, heart health, and skin
conditions.
It is also said to have UV dam-
age healing and cognitive-func-
tion-enhancing effects. Many
substances in the pomegranate
and its peel are known to show
anti proliferative effects and
hence are great as anti-cancer-
ous agents.
To sum it up, a small seedy
fruit that is delicious and pro-
vides a rather vast range of ad-
vantages. To add the same to
your daily fare with no extra
effort is no big deal. All you
need for glowing skin and a
healthy body is some pome-
granate seed and peel!!!
When we think of using fresh
fruits in meals for better nour-
ishment, we always, and rather
inevitably, think of the raw
form. Have you ever wished to
use the same boring elements in
different ways?
Ratzz and I have seldom suf-
fered from the inability to lure
the children into eating healthy
.
Won’t it be a tad easier on the
adults of the family if we can
convince the kids to intake the
required nutrition?
The best part about these
modern times is the non-tradi-
tional mix-matches we all ac-
cept in our daily lives. Be it a
blend of ethnic with contempo-
rary outfits or the seem-
ingly odd complement-
ing tastes in the food.
Of course, the
sweet and sour
taste of the
pomegran-
ate must not
remain in the
traditional mix-
fruit kind of
dishes. To exper-
iment with the
flavour pallets
may sometime
misfire but nev-
er a failure,
“What doesn’t
kill us, makes
us strong” isn’t
it?
These humble reci-
pes could help you put
more goodness and
love into the food you
make. The following
are the easiest to pre-
pare and most exotic to
offer.
Wait, there is another
twist! Ritzzy and I have
a special treat today, we
want to cover a POME-
GRANATE THEME din-
ner for you. There will be more
than cheer when you wish to
invite your friends and family
over this new year. Let us give
you an entire meal with several
courses of pomegranate good-
ness.
POMEGRANATE DISHES!
Pomegranate Juice/Martini:
Which party begins without a
welcome drink, be it adults or
kids;thesedrinkswithbringout
a juicy side of our guests. Just
crush the pomegranate seeds
and release the juice,
strain it. Mix with some spar-
kling water, and add mint and a
dash of lime juice. To serve top
it off with crushed ice/pome-
granate seeds for kids; and a lit-
tle strong mix of vodka for
adults.
Pomegranate Dip: Every
evening begins with some light
snacking and dipping. Some
tarty pomegranate mix is need-
ed for your regular dip. When
you make the efficient salsa dip,
add a hand full of pomegranate
to the mix. Remember, lightly
pulse the mixture of tomato,
onion, jalapeño, cilantro,
black pepper, oregano,
cumin, salt, lemon
juice and pomegran-
ate in the blender. You need
your chunks visible, garnish
with a few more pomegranate
seeds; remember we are not try-
ing to overpower the taste.
Pomegranate Salad: From
adding some pomegranate arils
to using pomegranate molasses
in the salad dressing, the sky is
the limit. You need only imag-
ine your way around. Molasses
is the thick extract of pome-
granate when the seeds are
crushed and boiled (after add-
ing sugar and lime juice in it).
This is a good way to coat your
greens and fruits in the salad,
(also a good pancake syrup). For
the easiest salad, you need
greens (spinach), cucumber,
cheese (feta), tomato, onion,
mustard sauce, lime juice, lem-
on zest (optional), sautéed cot-
tage cheese (optional), olive oil
and pomegranate. Mix it all,
Ritzzy likes to make the dress-
ing separately, so mix the wet
ingredients on the side if you
like. It is best to assemble the
salad just before eating so the
crunch is as real as it comes.
Pomegranate Stew: All you
need are, walnuts, pomegranate
molasses (yes a useful pome-
granate ingredient for many
recipes), mushrooms, onion,
salt, black pepper, turmeric, con-
centrated tomato paste and
pomegranate seeds. Finely
ground walnut is added to sau-
téed onions, followed by
pomegranate molas-
ses, tomato paste, salt
and pepper and cold
water. Simmer for over
an hour (until thick). Sau-
tee the mushrooms with salt and
pepper, add the thickened sauce
and simmer for another half an
hour and add sweetness as re-
quired.Garnishwithpomegran-
ate seeds to serve a sweet sa-
voury Iranian dish.
Pomegranate Sorbet: Ratzz
and I feel sweet dishes bring
the entire meal together. A
good homemade sorbet is a way
to go, especially in winter. This
easy healthy sweet is our for-
ever favourite, just get yourself
some pomegranate juice, lem-
on juice, lemon zest, honey/
sugar and mint leaves. Boil
sugar in water until dissolved,
let it cool a bit and add the rest
of the ingredients. Freeze and
bring it out to give a good mix
every hour until firm. Give the
mixture a good blend in the
processor and cool for 4-6 hrs.
Sorbet is ready to be scooped.
Enjoy with some garnished
mint leaves and pomegranate
arils.
ABOUT CAULDRON SISTERS
Ratika  Richa Khetan, two Sisters,
started Cauldron Sisters in 2015. It
started as an exotic food gift ham-
per business, but their love for food
encouraged them to start culinary
workshops, food deliveries, and
slowly and gradually it turned huge
as restaurants and cafes started
approaching them for consultancy.
T
‘THANKS TAMATAR’
V
ijay Varma, Sonakshi Sinha and
other members of team Dahaad
attended the series premiere at
the Berlin International Film
Festival. Vijay Varma took to his Insta-
gram account to share pictures from
the film festival and wrote that the
team is beaming with
joy and excitement.
Tamannaah, who is
rumoured to be dat-
ing Vijay Varma,
took to her Insta-
gram to congratu-
late team Dahaad.
Tamannaah took
to her Instagram
storytoshareapictureandwrote,
“Congratulations to team #Da-
haad.” Vijay Varma reposted the
story
, and wrote, “Thanks Tamatar,”
along with a tomato and a flower emoji.
S
onam Kapoor is the true
fashionista of Bollywood
and there is no denying
this fact. After keeping
away from the limelight for
months, the actress has once
again started stepping out for
her work commitments and
get-togethers. On Saturday
, an
unseen picture of the actress
along with her girl gang
cropped up and we cannot
stop looking at her. Tak-
ing to her Instagram
handle, Cookie Boolani
shared a fun picture of
what seems to be a
house party. In the pic-
ture, we can see Sonam
Kapoor dressed in a white
shirt with a knot tied in front
and a plunging neckline. She
paired it with a silver pleated
skirt. The actress tied her hair
in a bun and accessorized her
outfit with a choker neck-
piece. In the picture, you can
also spot Masaba Gupta who
looks pretty in a white body-
con dress, and Rhea Kapoor who
looks stunning in a red dress.
K
areena Kapoor Khan was
spotted with her cousin, cel-
ebrated actor Ranbir Ka-
poor and the duo shot for a
new episode of Mirchi Plus’s
highly popular show, What Wom-
en Want. Later, Kareena treated
her fans by posting a mirror self-
ie with her little brother on Ins-
tagram. In the picture which is
now winning the internet, Karee-
na Kapoor Khan has got her pout
game on point, while Ranbir Ka-
poor looked intense in his ‘
Animal’
look. “Waiting for this episode with
a pout #DaburVitaWhatWomen-
Want,” the actress captioned her
post. In the picture, the Laal Singh
Chaddha actress looks simply gor-
geous in a red halter-neck jumpsuit.
Ranbir Kapoor, on the other, looks
dapped in a blue denim shirt, which
he paired with matching trousers.
One year of Gangu
A
lia Bhatt is one of the most
loved actresses in Bolly-
wood. We do not need to
speak about her talent at
all, because her movies and her
brilliant acting speak for itself.
Talking about her blockbuster film
Gangubai Kathiawadi, the film has
clocked 1 year today. Celebrating
the day
, the actress shared a beauti-
ful picture of herself with the film’s
director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Taking to her Instagram handle.
Alia Bhatt shared a picture of her
and her Gangubai Kathiawadi di-
rector Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In the
picture, we can see the actor-direc-
tor duo twinning in white. Alia
looks lovely as she can be seen
wearing a white-coloured satin
blazer. She has left her hair open
and accessorized her look with
a white pearl earring. Sanjay
on the other hand dons a
white-coloured cotton kurta
and stands beside the ac-
tress and holds her. Sharing
this picture, Alia wrote,
“One year of our Gangu
#gangubaizindabad
#ganguwalasafed.”
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JAIPUR | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023
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DIMPLED BEAUTY
eepika Padukone is
currently enjoying
the tremendous suc-
cess of her recently
released film,
Pathaan. She was
seen with Shah
Rukh Khan and
John Abra-
ham in the
S i d -
dharth Anand directorial.
The film left cinema lovers
mighty impressed with its
high-octane action, gripping
storyline and solid perfor-
mances. Amid enjoying the
love and praise, Deepika was
seen making a chicest appear-
ance at the airport a while
ago. In the video, Deepika is
seen sporting an oversized
Ivy Park t-shirt with baggy
denim jeans. Be it casuals or
red carpet gowns, the diva
truly knows how to make
heads turn. She completed
her cool and classy look with
oversized sunnies, soft curls,
white sneakers, minimal
makeup and her million-dol-
lar smile. The dimpled beauty
looked all things stylish. Soon
after the video, her fans were
seen gushing over her look.
D
Poutlicious
mirror selfie
Perfect summer look
S
araAliKhanisoneof themost-lovedactress-
es in Bollywood. We all know that she loves
travelling and is often spotted at the air-
port.OnSaturday
,theactress was snapped
looking her casual best at the Mumbai airport
as the actress seemed to head out of the city
.
Scroll down to check out her look and take
cues from it for
your next airport
visit. In the video,
we can see Sara Ali
Khan wearing a
white oversized
shirt. She paired
her shirt with blue coloured denim that
wasrippedonbothherknees.Sheappeared
to be in a good mood and stopped and posed
for the paparazzi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during their joint statement to the press personnel at the Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on Saturday. —PHOTO BY PTI MODI-SCHOLZ HOLD ‘FRUITFUL’ TALKS India ready to contribute to end Ukraine war: Modi after talks with Scholz Germany’s Scholz says want to deepen relations with India, meets PM Modi GERMANY’S SCHOLZ TO GET ‘PERSONALLY INVOLVED’ IN INDIA TRADE AGREEMENT President Droupadi Murmu with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a meet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. German chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is on a two- day visit to India said that India has undertaken an enormous leap which is very good for the relations between 2 countries. Scholz said that he and Modi were committed to making a free trade deal between India and the European Union finally happen. Scholz described Russian “aggression” against Ukraine as a “major catastrophe” that has negatively impacted globe and said it is important to state “very clearly where we stand on this subject”, including at UN. We expressed our shared concern about theongoingdevelopments in Ukraine. We agree that these problems can only be solved through joint efforts. We are stressing on this even during India’s presidency of the G20. —Narendra Modi, PM 3 JAWANS KILLED IN ENCOUNTER WITH NAXALS IN SUKMA Sukma: 3 DRG security personnel, including an ASI, were killed in action in an encounter with Naxals on Saturday in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency- hit Sukma district. CM Bhupesh Baghel expressed grief over the martyrdom of the three soldiers. READ Crucial Crucial BHAGWAT IN DUNGARPUR: REGULARISE WORK OF VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT Dungarpur: On Saturday, RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat attended inauguration of All India Gram Vikas and Prabhat Gram Sammelan organised by RSS at Bhemai village and said that by regularizing work of village devp, good results will be obtained. P10 IN A FIRST, INDIA’S LCA TEJAS TO FLY OVER FOREIGN SKIES OF UAE New Delhi: The India’s indigenously developed Tejas aircraft will make its debut at a foreign military wargame during Exercise Desert Flag, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) between February 27 and March 17, officials said. Union minister Pramanik's car attacked in West Bengal Kolkata (FIB): Union Minister of State for Home Nisith Pramanik on Saturday alleged that supporters of the ruling Trinamool Congress at- tackedhiscaratDinhata in West Bengal’s Cooch- behar district. The TMC supporters allegedly pelted stones at the car carrying the minister. The front windshield of the car also cracked. Black flags were also shown to the minister. Black flags were also shown to the minister. Police are acting as mere spectators and shielding the perpetrators of violence. People of the state are witnessing what is being done by TMC supporters in the state. —Nisith Pramanik, Union MoS Home MoS Nisith Pramanik speaks to media at Dinhata on Saturday. The TMC supporters pelted stones at the car carrying the min SETBACK FOR AAP Delhi HC stays mayor’s notice for re-election New Delhi: Delhi HC on Saturday stayed re- election of 6 members of Standing Committee of MCD. Bench of Jus- tice Gaurang Kanth is- sued a stay on the notice issued by Mayor Shelly Oberoi. ‘The court finds that an election has been conducted though result has not been de- clared yet. No purpose will be served by fresh election,’ bench said. No consensus in G20 meet on Ukraine war Bengaluru (FIB): Fi- nance chiefs from the world’s 20 largest econ- omies “strongly con- demned” Moscow for waging war in Ukraine, with only China and Russia itself declining to sign a joint statement on Saturday. 2-day G20 Finance Ministers, Cen- tral bank Guvs meeting held in Bengaluru end- ed on Saturday without a joint communique af- ter differences over how to describe Russia’s in- vasion of Ukraine could not be bridged. P8 Nirmala Sitharaman addresses media on FMCBG meet under chairmanship of G20India, in Bengaluru on Saturday. Not judges but system at fault: Rijiju in Udaipur Udaipur (FIB): Voic- ing concern over the rising pendency of cas- es, Union Law Minis- ter Kiren Rijiju on Saturday at Mohanlal Sukhadia University in Udaipur said it is “not the fault of the judge but of the system”, and the government is tak- ing more steps to ad- dress the issue. P10 JAIPUR l SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 l Pages 14 l 3.00 l RNI NO. RAJENG/2019/77764 l Vol 4 l Issue No. 261 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia OUR EDITIONS: JAIPUR & MUMBAI NITISH JOINED HANDS WITH CONG, RJD FOR PM AMBITIONS: SHAH Patna: Union HM Amit Shah on Saturday lashed out at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, by whom BJP was dumped last year. Shah said JD(U) leader joined hands with former adversaries Congress and RJD and “betrayed” BJP because of his “Prime Ministerial ambitions”. P6 Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday said those who took the Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib to a police station as a shield cannot be called the ‘waris’ (heir) of Punjab. P6 SC CANCELS ANTICIPATORY BAIL OF FORMER MP CHIEF SECY Bhopal: The Supreme Court has cancelled anticipatory bail granted by the Telangana High Court to former Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh M Gopal Reddy while hearing on appeal made by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged money laundering case. BHAGWANT MANN SPEAKS ON AMRITSAR RAMPAGE GEHLOT, VENUGOPAL, RANDHAWA, PILOT MEETINGS SET RUMOUR MILLS RUNNING Amit Mishra, Aditi Nagar & Yogesh Sharma Raipur: During the on- going Congress session in Raipur, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot held a discussion with Ra- jasthan Congress in- charge Sukhjinder Sin- gh Randhawa. Accord- ing to informed sourc- es, both held talks with KC Venugopal. It is also reported that Gehlot also held a long conver- sation with Ambika Soni. On the other hand, former deputy CM Sachin Pilot also met prominent leaders including Venugopal and Randhawa. Interestingly, at Raipur, CM Gehlot met Madan Prajapat and saw his feet and pointed towards Pukhraj Par- ashar and Ratan Deva- si, who were wearing shoes. Although Praja- pat could not under- stand the whole inci- dent for a long time and hence he asked a leader about what CM was hinting at. The senior leader thus explained the meaning of the inci- dent and said, “The de- mand to make Balotra a district is related to Ra- jasthan. Where was the need to come to distant Chhattisgarh with this demand?” CM Ashok Gehlot in Raipur on Saturday. Congress leader Ambika Soni also seen here. RAJASTHANI PANDAL AND GEHLOT MODEL ECHOES IN CONGRESS SESSION AT RAIPUR The Rajasthani Pandal and “Gehlot Model” in Chhattisgarh has become a much talked about topic in the Congress session and Congress leaders are visiting Rajasthan government’s exhibition. The flagship schemes of the Gehlot government are displayed here and the most discussed topics are the announcements of the recently presented budget of the Gehlot government, among which the Chiranjeevi Yojana, OPS and relief to farmers in electricity bills is most discussed. Gehlot reportedly also held a long conversation with Ambika Soni 5 dummy candidates, 40 others arrested First India Bureau Jaipur/Jodhpur: For- ty people, including stu- dents, were arrested during a raid carried out at a marriage hall here early Saturday to foil an alleged attempt to leak teachers’ re- cruitment examination paper. Five dummy can- didates were also held. DCP (East) Amrita Du- han, however, said ques- tionnaire found from those arrested did not match actual question paper and further in- vestigation was on. She said police had raided Udaygarh Marriage Palace in Mandore area hours before exam was due to be held following a tip-off that paper was being leaked to few stu- dents staying there. P3 Students at the examination centre in Jaipur on Saturday. GRADE-3 TEACHER RECRUITMENT EXAM ❍ DAY 2: 85TH PLENARY SESSION OF THE INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS Amid speculations over Sonia’s retirement... KHARGE EMERGES AS ‘NEW CONGRESS BOSS’ Aditi Nagar, Amit Mishra & Yogesh Sharma Raipur: On the first day of the session, the Con- gress Steering Commit- tee decided not to hold elections to the party’s topcouncil,theWorking Committee, and author- ised the new party chief Mallikarjun Kharge to nominate its members. The decision was taken at a meeting of the par- ty’s Steering Committee which was not attended by the members of Gan- dhi family . Sparking specula- tions about her retire- ment from politics, sen- ior Congress leader So- nia Gandhi said she was happy that her in- nings could conclude with the Bharat Jodo Yatra. She was address- ing 15,000 delegates on 2nd day of party’s three- day 85th plenary ses- sion in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur. She also launched an all-out at- tack on the ruling BJP, accusing it of “fuelling the fire of hatred” and “viciously targeting mi- norities, women, Dalits and tribals”. Arguing that funding through electoral bonds was “fatally flawed” and “fully corrupt”, Cong called for a contributory national election fund at AICC plenary . P6 Mallikarjun Kharge & Sonia Gandhi share a lighter moment on 2nd day of session in Raipur on Saturday. Sonia was talking in context of tenure as Cong Prez, not retiring from politics: Congress Sonia said she was glad that her innings could conclude with the BJY, with Congress clarifying that she was talking in the context of her tenure as the party president and was not talking about retiring from politics. SONIA GANDHI SPEAKS DURING SESSION l The victory of the party will be the victory of the country and we will be successful under the leadership of Mallikarjun Kharge. l BJY has been successful under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. It has renewed the rich legacy of dialogue between our party and the people through a mass contact programme. l Congress has made up its mind that it will fight to save the country. We need to work with discipline. We have to convey our message to the public. l Congress is not just a political party but it reflects the voices of people of all religions, castes and genders. We will fulfil the dreams of all of them. l This is a particularly challenging time for the Congress and the country. PM Narendra Modi and the BJP have captured every institution. Our victories in 2004 and 2009 under the able leadership of Dr Manmohan Singh gave me personal satisfaction, but what makes me happy is that my innings ended with the Yatra, a turning point for the Congress. It has proved that the people of India overwhelmingly want harmony, tolerance and equality. —Sonia Gandhi, Senior Congress leader Happy my innings could conclude with the Bharat Jodo Yatra: Sonia Gandhi Congress calls for national election fund, says electoral bonds ‘fully corrupt’ Congress will provide 50% reservation to SCs, STs, OBCs, women in CWC Street paved with flower petals to welcome Priyanka Gandhi in Raipur. Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel is also seen.
  • 2. RAJASTHAN JAIPUR | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 02 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia BJYM to gherao assembly in 1st week of March: Poonia Yuva Morcha to discuss issues like paper leak, women safety & others Aishwary Pradhan Jaipur: BJP state pres- ident Satish Poonia and state organization gen- eral secretary Chan- drashekhar held a meeting at the BJP of- fice to discuss the strat- egy for assembly gher- ao planned by the Yuva Morcha in the first week of March on is- sues of public interest like paper leak, deterio- rating law and order, women safety, farmers’ loan waiver and others. Talking to the media, Poonia said that the gen- eralpublicistroubledby themisruleof theAshok Gehlot government and want to bid farewell to the Congress govern- ment.Hecalleduponthe Yuva Morcha to take to the street against the anti-youth and anti- farmer Congress gov- ernment of the state. Poonia said that the CM givesprotectiontothe mafia leaking examination pa- pers. “The youth of the state are commit- ting suicide due to this,” he said. Satish Poonia, Chandrashekhar, Himanshu Sharma & other members in a meeting at the BJP office in Jaipur on Saturday. Two accused held with illegal weapons in KarniVihar area First India Bureau Jaipur: Two vicious miscreants were arrest- ed with illegal weapons in the Karni Vihar area close to Vaishali Nagar in the city . The arrested accused are named Vishnu Singh and Dinesh Bhurani. A pistol, live car- tridges and a stolen car were recovered from the miscreants. Along with the two master- mind miscreants, the police also arrested their three accomplic- es. The police are fur- ther interrogating the miscreants. KHATU SHYAM JI PADYATRA Devotees started their yatra from Chaugan Stadium in Jaipur for Khatu Shyam ji. Prominent social worker Gokuldas Maheshwari was a special guest in the programme on Saturday. A large number of devotees are on way to the shrine. —PHOTOS BY MUKESH KIRADOO Minor molested at gunpoint, seven booked in Jaipur Man’s body recovered from well after 11 days in Jaipur First India Bureau Jaipur: A molestation and attempt to murder case has been regis- tered by a minor girl in the Banskho Gram Panchayat area of the region. The victim has filed a case against sev- en and has accused them of harassing her on the way to school for the last two months. She also accused the miscreants of molesta- tion and assault by en- tering in her house with weapons, when she stopped going to school. During the at- tack on the minor girl when the neighbouring man and woman inter- vened they were also thrashed and received head injuries. First India Bureau Jaipur: The body of a man suspected to have been killed 11 days ago was fished out of a well by the Ramnagariya po- lice. His bike was also recovered from the well. The body was taken out after a stench arose from the well. The police handed over the debody to the relatives after getting the post-mortem done at the SMS Hospital.The younger brother of the deceased, Rakesh Ku- mar Bairwa (36), sus- pects that his brother was murdered. The Ramnagariya police sta- tion registered a case of murder and destruction of evidence and are probing the case. JMCH attaches nine assets, collects `31L Govinda to attend Super Indians event First India Bureau Jaipur: The officials of Heritage Municipal Corporation took major action on Friday re- garding the recovery of outstanding Urban De- velopment Tax (UD Tax). Corporation offic- ers took action on 9 properties and recov- ered Rs 31 lakh. Herit- age Corporation Mayor Munesh Gurjar had set targets for the officers a day before for the recov- ery of outstanding UD. After this, within 24 hours, the officials re- covered Rs 31 lakh as UD tax from the default- ers in the Hawamahal- Amer zone and Kishan- pole zone. Mayor told that four properties in Hawamahal-Amer and fivepropertiesintheKis- hanpole zone were at- tachedforrefusingtopay urban development tax on behalf of defaulters. Rajeev Gaur Jodhpur: Actor Govin- da along with his wife Sunita reached Jodh- pur today to attend the Super Indians event go- ing to be organized on Sunday by Bharat 24 and First India News Channel. The programme will be held at Hotel Radis- son in Jodhpur. Govin- da and his wife were given a warm welcome by First India and Bharat Channel at the airport. Rajasthani folk artists welcomed them. Govinda will be seen in a different kind of presentation in the pro- gramme on Sunday. Former MP from Pali Badri Ram Jakhar will be the special guest in the Super Indians pro- gram to be organized under the hospitality of erstwhile Jodhpur roy- al Gaj Singh. LtGenKJSDhillon’sbooklaunched First India Bureau Jaipur: Lt Gen (retired) KJS Dhillon shared the experience of his mili- tary career with police officialsataprogramme here. In the programme held at the Rajasthan Police Academy, his book “Kitne Ghazi Aaye Kitne Ghazi Gaye” was released by Rajasthan Director General of Po- lice Umesh Mishra. He also interacted with the audience. In response to a question on Kashmir, he said that there is terrorism in Kashmir but not all Kashmiris are terrorists. He also underlined the sacrifice of their wives behind military officers and police officers. Lt. Gen. Dhillon said that his book has been composed in the per- spective of his military life from NDA and the actions taken against terrorists, espe- cially in Kashmir. “The purpose of writ- ing this book was to in- troduce the youth to military life,” he said. He said that the Hindi translation of the book will also be published soon. He said that his next book will be based on leadership. KJS Dhillon, Umesh Mishra, Rajeev Sharma and others during the book launch at Rajasthan Police Academy on Saturday. Accused Vishnu Singh Dinesh Bhurani in police custody. PUBLIC HOLIDAY DUE TO MAHAVIR JAYANTI ON APRIL 3 HISTORICAL PLACES TO BE CLOSED ON HOLI Jaipur: The state gov- ernment had declared April 3 as a public holiday on Mahavir Jayanti. Earlier, April 4 was declared a pub- lic holiday, but now the General Admin- istration Department has issued a revised order stating that April 3 will be a public holi- day instead of April 4. The orders were issued by Group-6 of the General Administration Department. Jaipur: Historical monuments in Jaipur will remain closed on the occasion of the Holi festival. Director of Archaeology Mahen- dra Singh Khadgawat issued an order in this regard and stated that eight monuments of Jaipur including Amber, Hawa Mahal, Jan- tar-Mantar, Nahargarh will remain closed during night hours on March 6 and through- out the day on March 7. Jaipur: A Rohingya Muslim family illegally residing in the Bassi area of Jaipur with forged documents has been booked by police. Police informed that Abdul Gaffar is residing with his family in the New Bagrana Colony of the Kanota area for the last fourteen years. “The passport of Abdul Gaffar and his family mem- bers was verified and they are found forged. Abdul, his mother Gul Bahar, his wife Humo Begum, and children Safa and Marwa have been booked under the Passport Act and IPC for illegally residing in India,” police said. Jaipur: There is a proposal to construct a tunnel in Sariska Tiger Reserve. The tunnel would be con- structed up to Pandupol Hanuman ji temple. It will be made through Nahar Shakti. Besides, there is also a proposal to start three new routes in Sariska Tiger Re- serve. The reserve, currently, has a total of 26 tigers. Of these, there are 10 tigresses, eight tigers and eight cubs. One tigress is likely to be shifted to Rantham- bore soon. The shifting would, however, be possible only after the National Tiger Conservation Authority gives its approval. —Nirmal Tiwari ROHINGYA FAMILY BOOKED FOR ILLEGALLY RESIDING IN JAIPUR FOR 14 YEARS SARISKA RESERVE TO HAVE TUNNEL SOON, PROPOSAL TO START 3 NEW ROUTES NEWS DIGEST Mayor Munesh Gurjar in a meeting with officials on Friday. Govinda being welcomed at the Jodhpur airport on Saturday. Manoj Jagyasi and Javed Siddiqui are also seen. First India Bureau Jaipur: A program of Kshatriya Economic Forum was organized on Saturday under the aegis of Kshatriya Pu- rusharth Foundation, a subsidiary organiza- tion of Kshatriya Yu- vak Sangh, in which more than 300 industri- alists from Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Delhi, and other states participated in the event for their business, startup, and solidarity of the society . Kshatriya Yuvak Sangh’s patron Bhag- wan Singh Rolsahabsar said in his address, “I salute all of you that you are ready to walk on a noble path. What- ever you have under- stood about the Sangh in a short time and have given it a place in your heart, keep it safe. Con- sistency is important in life. Let us all start look- ing at ourselves instead of looking at others, dive into ourselves, and do introspection. In Sangh, there is a path from Vishishti to Sa- mashti to Parameshti” Addressing the c Fo- rum, Professor Dr. Ajay- pal Singh of MNIT, Leading Jewelry De- signer Sunita Shekha- wat, Chetan Singh Chauhan of Jostel Por- tal and Lokendra Singh Ranawat of Wooden Street also introduced the life stories of the en- trepreneurs present on the stage of Kshatriya Economic Forum. They shared their thoughts and experi- ences, what kind of challenges and difficul- ties they had to face in their respective fields. Bhagwan Rolsahabsar salutes all industrialists KSHATRIYA ECONOMIC FORUM Industrialists attending the Kshatriya Economic Forum event. Bhagwan Singh Rolsahabsar NOBLE CAUSE BJP Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena and his wife Golma Devi performed marriage rituals of Suman Bairwa, a girl adopted by Kirodi after her father died by suicide due to financial stress. Several political leaders attend the marriage at Mahua in Dausa on Saturday. The general public is troubled by the mis- rule of the Ashok Ge- hlot government and want to bid farewell to the Congress govern- ment. He called upon the Yuva Morcha to take to the street against the anti- youth and anti- farmer Congress government of the state. —Satish Poonia, BJP state president
  • 3. Satyanarayan Sharma, Shiv Prakash Purohit Dinesh Tiwari Jaipur/Jodhpur: As many as 45 people, in- cluding a dummy fe- male government teacher and candidates, were arrested in con- nection with an alleged attempt to leak teach- ers’ recruitment exami- nation paper and cheat- ing case on Saturday . A raid was carried out at a marriage hall here early Saturday to foil an alleged attempt to leak teachers’ re- cruitment examination paper, police said. DCP (East) Amrita Duhan, however, said that the questionnaire found from those arrest- ed did not match the ac- tual question paper and further investigation was on. She said police had raided Udaygarh Marriage Palace in the Mandoreareajusthours before the exam was due tobeheldfollowingatip- off that the question pa- per was being leaked to some students who were staying there. All these students had to appear in the first shiftof theexamination. “Wefound30students, including 10 females, and seven other persons who were behind the at- tempt to leak the paper,” said Duhan. The police seized a laptop and a printer along with some papers which had answers. The leader of the gang, identified as Suresh Jat from Osian tehsil, claimed that he hadpurchasedthepaper for Rs 40 lakh from one Praveen Bishnoi of Ja- lore and had paid Rs 10 lakh in advance. Bishnoi is abscond- ing, Duhan said, adding that those arrested also include the owner and manager of the mar- riagehallalongwithone Mukesh Joshi, a com- puteroperator,andthree others who had been taskedtosolvethepaper. They have been booked under sections 420 (cheating) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy)of IPC and 10 (2) of Ra- jasthanPublicExamina- tion Act. A female government teacher was held in Jaipur on Saturday while appearing on be- half of the actual aspir- ant during the third- grade teacher recruit- ment examination. “Sangita Vishnoi is posted in Sanchore and is a resident of Rani- wara. She allegedly took Rs 10 to Rs 15 lakhs to appear in place of Man- ju Bishnoi, who is a resi- dent of Chitalwana of Balera. However, she was caught by invigila- torsduringtheexamina- tion,” police said. RAJASTHAN JAIPUR | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 03 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Kashiram Choudhary Jaipur: Figures of January show that Jaipur airport stood at number 11 in flight op- erations and number 12 in passenger load. Guwahati and Luc- know were behind Jaipur. An average of 64 flights departed dai- ly from the Jaipur air- port. A total of 3,978 flights operated in Jan- uary while the passen- ger load was 4.77 lakh. Air connectivity in- creased because of the tourist season and Jaipur is connected to 20 cities of the country . New Delhi is on top in flight operations while Mumbai is on second, Bengaluru at number three, Hy- derabad at number four, Chennai at num- ber five, Kolkata at number six, Ahmedabad at number seven, Pune at number eight, Goa at number nine, Cochin at num- ber 10 and Jaipur at number 11. Meanwhile, New Delhi airport topped in passenger load, fol- lowed by Mumbai, Ben- galuru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Cochin, Goa, Pune, Lucknow and Jaipur. Jaipur Int’l Airport at 11th spot in flight operations FEMALE GOVT TEACHER AMONG 45 HELD GRADE-3 TEACHER RECRUITMENT EXAM: Osian man claims he purchased exam paper from the kingpin of paper leak gang for `40 lakh, paid `10L in advance 3,978 flights operated in Jan while passenger load was 4.77 L z 2,940 examination centres set up in 11 districts till March 1 z Exam centres in Jaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kota, Sri Gangana- gar, Tonk, and Udaipur z On February 25, 26, 27, 28 the exam will be held in four shifts z On March 1, the exam will be done in only one shift z Candidates started reaching exam centers 1.5 hours before the exam z Examination being considered big ahead of the Assembly elections later this year z Candidates have been given free travel allowance in roadways buses z RPSC wrote to CS Usha Sharma requesting to stop the internet in the 11 districts 9.64L CANDIDATES FOR 48,000 POSTS First India Bureau Jaipur: Rajasthan Staff Selection Board chairman Hariprasad Sharma said that the paper was not leaked. He said that the board has conducted 90 out of 92 exams in a fair manner. Many gangs are active in Rajasthan to influence the candi- dates, he added. Abhishek Shrivastava Jaipur: The Depart- ment of UDH will soon begin preparations for making new master plan of Jaipur. Recently, a meeting was chaired by UDH Advisor GS Sandhu during which officials of town planning, JDA and UDH dis- cussed plans for im- plementing new mas- ter plan of Jaipur. Of- ficials informed that the existing master plan 2025 will be re- placed by master plan of 2047. The JDA re- gion will not be ex- tended much, but it will more focus on greenery and develop- ing public utilities. “A technical wing will be constituted in JDA for making and implementing the new master plan. Director (Planning) of Jodhpur Development Author- ity Subhash Sharma will be the coordinator while one senior town planner, two deputy town planners, four assistant town plan- ners, urban planner and one GIS expert will also be there in the technical wing. The work will be su- pervised by a consult- ant,” informed an of- ficial. Provisions of land pooling will also be included in the new master plan. First India Bureau Jaipur: The 48th ‘Rose Show-2023’ will be or- ganisedattheCityPark by the Rose Society of Rajasthan on Sunday . Rajasthan Housing Board Commissioner Pawan Arora said that City Park will be buzz- ing with the fragrance of 400 varieties of ros- es on Sunday. Apart from the show, the park will also have many other attractions in- cluding Rajasthani folk dance on Sunday . Arora said that the popularity of City Park among the general pub- lic can be gauged from the fact that the Society has made up its mind to organize the ‘Rose Show’ every year in the month of February in City Park. “Common people can also participate in the show with advanced va- riety of rose cuttings. Good varieties of roses will also be awarded. Apart from this, there will be many other cre- ative and cultural pro- grams including paint- ing competition. Bundi (PTI): A45-year- old government school teacher has been booked for allegedly molesting a Class 7 girl of his school in Bundi district in Rajasthan, a police officer said on Saturday . The accused teacher allegedly took the mi- nor student to an iso- lated spot in the school building during school hours Friday and touched her inappro- priately. On returning home, the girl narrated the incident to her par- ents who, in turn, lodged a complaint with the police. The case was regis- teredFriday ,policesaid. Candidates heading towards the exam centre in Jaipur on Saturday. —PHOTO BY MUKESH KIRADOO (1) Dummy candidate Dheeraj arrested for appearing in place of his brother-in-law Dheeraj, in Bharatpur on Saturday. (2) Two dummy candidates arrested and taken into custody at Amer police station on Saturday. (3) Candidates caught at Udaigarh Marriage Garder being taken to the centre. They were given late entry under their supervision of police resulting in ruckus at the examination centre. RSMSSB chairman refutes claims of paper leak GOVT SUSPENDS MOBILE INTERNET IN VARIOUS DISTS DUE TO TEACHERS’ EXAM Mobile internet services were suspended in Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bharatpur and a few other cities in view of the exam. The exam is being conducted on Saturday and Sunday in four shifts in 11 districts including Jaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kota, Ganganagar, Tonk and Udaipur. After this, exam will be conducted in Jaipur in a total of 5 shifts on February 27, 28 and March 1. Preparation soon for new Jpr master plan Rose Show to be held at City Park today Bundi school teacher booked for molesting minor student 1 2 3 Two coaching centre operators being interrogated in connection with alleged paper leak case in Bikaner on Saturday. PAPER LEAK ‘ATTEMPT’ A candidate is seen pleading as he was denied entry for coming five minutes late at the centre of MNCI School in Alwar on Saturday.
  • 4. PERSPECTIVE JAIPUR | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 04 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia l Vol 4 l Issue No. 261 l RNI NO. RAJENG/2019/77764. Printed and published by Anita Hada Sangwan on behalf of First Express Publishers. Printed at Bhaskar Printing Press, D.B. Corp Limited, Shivdaspura, Tonk Road, Jaipur. Published at 304, 3rd Floor, City Mall, Bhagwan Das Road, C-Scheme, Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan. Phone 0141-4920504. Editor-In-Chief: Dr Jagdeesh Chandra Editor: Anita Hada Sangwan responsible for selection of news under the PRB Act SPIRITUAL SPEAK To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. —Buddha IN-DEPTH Jagat Prakash Nadda @JPNadda The news of many casualties in the road accident in Sidhi of Madhya Pradesh is extremely painful. The administration is actively engaged in the rescue work. I express my deep sympathy to the family members. May God grant speedy recovery to the injured. Anurag Thakur @ianuragthakur PM @narendramodi had launched - a global initiative called ‘Lifestyle for the Environment - LiFE Movement’. Such initiatives encourage a lifestyle called “Pro-Planet People” will further the efforts towards #FitIndia and a healthy nation. TOP TWEETS PUNJAB CAN’T WASTE TIME TO DEVISE STRATEGY AGAINST RADICALS unjab, which has had a troubled past, once again saw pro-Khal- istan forces raising their heads. In a bra- zen act, hundreds of armed sup- porters of a 29-year-old radical leader Amritpal Singh stormed the Ajnala police station and forced the cops to free his aide who was an accused in a kidnap- ping case. Amritpal is the chief of Waris Punjab De outfit and is a self-styled preacher. Amritpal dresses like Bhindranwale who masterminded the Khalistan movement in the Eighties which led to the Operation Blue Star and the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The open display of force by Amritpal’s followers and meek surrender by the police has raisedquestionsaboutBhagwant Mann’sadministration.Forsome reason the police offered no re- sistanceandthere’snoassurance that they would in future. So no attacker has been arrested even after injuries to several police- men. To prevent the border state from slipping into violence and lawlessness, the Mann govern- ment must not waste time in de- vising an effective strategy . P shama Sawant achieved some- thing that was hard to imagine in the US city of Seattle by getting an ordi- nance banning caste dis- crimination passed by the City Council. Sawant, who originally hails from Mum- bai, is a member of the City Council and had been wag- ing a struggle against the prevailing anti-Dalit bias in the US. Sawant said she felt “proud to bring forward first-in-the-nation legisla- tion to ban caste-based dis- crimination”. Ambedkarites consider this ban as a major victory which came amidst stiff op- position from the high caste Hindus who called the ordi- nance “anti Hindu”. Oppos- ing the ordinance the Coali- tion of Hindus of North America urged the Council to say “NO” on council mem- ber Kshama’s legislation. The Hindu American Foun- dation which was opposed to the ordinance said “the law singles out Hindu Americans for additional legal scruti- ny”. Dalit groups in America welcomed the legislation. Se- attle is home to several big corporate houses like Ama- zon, Microsoft, Boeing, Star- bucks, Costco et cetera who may now be required to sen- sitize their staff against caste-based discrimination. The Seattle law may see other states enacting a similar law. It is unfortunate that Indi- ans carry their social preju- dices to far away countries only to torment their fellow countrymen instead of sup- porting them. Until the Seat- tle City Council’s legislation caste was not recognised by law as a category of discrim- ination as it did not exist in that society. Dalit groups have however been complain- ing of caste discrimination by high caste Hindus in sev- eral tech companies. Two years ago, the Swaminarayan temple in New Jersey was raided by police for exploit- ing Dalit workers. CASTE FAULT LINES MOVE TO SEATTLE Sawant, who originally hails from Mumbai, is a member of the City Council and had been waging a struggle against the prevailing anti-Dalit bias in the US. Sawant said she felt “proud to bring forward first-in-the-nation legislation to ban caste- based discrimination” K YEAR 2022: ANNUS HORRIBILIS he year 2022, should be termed Annus Horribilis – a year of disaster and misfor- tune incidents e.g. The earth- quake in Turkey. Where do I begin. Corona of course. Where did it first appear? Truly in laboratory in Wu- han in China. For months China vigorously denied that the disease had started in Wuhan. The doctor who found it was hounded got Co- rona and died. The WHO which gets huge donations from China was equivocal in its answers. The killer dis- ease spread like a global fire. For almost 2 years the World almost came to a halt. To this day a cure for the disease has not been discovered. CLIMATE CHANGE This has finally caught up with us. Many attempts have beenmadetotakeworthwhile decisions. The industrialized countries have their own agenda. The almost non-func- tioningof UnitedNationreso- lutions are blatantly ignored. Floods in the USA, Germa- ny , Chile, Pakistan, China, New Zealand, Indonesia and India have destroyed crops, homes,hospitalsanduniversi- ties.Largepartsof Africahave had no rain for several rainy seasons. The canals in Venice have dried up, while the river PO is not short of water. Greenland, Iceland, the Arctic and Antarctic, the Himalayas, all are getting less and less of snow, while America, Europe and Cana- da are getting excess. Lakes and river are drying up in America. Temperatures are in some parts rising-in Ra- jasthan’s Shekhawati the mercury goes over 50 degree centigrade. In Delhi it ap- pears that the middle of March has arrived. The weather pattern in America is changing. Do something about this not about jaunts to the moon. UKRAINE WAR Who started the war? Russia of course. Why? Because Ukraine wants to become a member of NATO, which so farhasnotgiventhegreensig- nal. Tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers, men, women and children have died.Whowilltakecareof the orphans - no mother to em- brace, father killed on the bat- tle field. A posthumous medal is awardee. Who will receive it?Thisiswar,thisiswarthey say . We know. But here M/s PutinandZelenskyylearntno lessons from 1939-1945. Obvi- ouslynot.Butwehave.Forme it is a matter of immense pride that India has, never started a war. Skirmishes are not war. The other night the President of Ukraine said at a pressconferencethatUkraine will win the war against Rus- siain2023.Areyoubeingface- tious or serious? AFGHANISTAN Brutality comes with ease to Taliban, not the Afghans. One Taliban leader told a world famous lady corre- spondent, “Educating girls is not in our culture.” Some cul- ture. In which chapter of the Holy Quran is this to be found. I am sure there exist good and compassionate Tali- ban. Why do they wish to live in the 17th century . Afghani- stan is geographically so stra- tegically located that the peo- ple should made aware of the geography of the country . For the past two or three years there has been an in- crease on demolition of Tem- ples, Churches, Mosques and other religious places. These barbarous acts are now being committed from Australia to America. A man wearing a turban is beaten up. By whom, unfortunately by hoodlums and a whole people are condemned for the crime. The increase in shooting school children and univer- sity students is frequent in the USA so is police’s brutal misconduct on the rise. In In- dia we are indifferent to pov- erty, dirt, unrighteousness and unpunctuality. If a man or woman is hit by a car, falls down, with blood pouring from various parts of his/ her body, no cycle wallah, no motor cycle rider or car driv- er will stop to help the in- jured lady, fearing that the police might implicate them. Such, I gather are our laws! THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL T In India we are indifferent to poverty, dirt, unrighteousness and unpunctuality. If a man or woman is hit by a car, falls down, with blood pouring from various parts of his/her body, no cycle wallah, no motor cycle rider or car driver will stop to help the injured lady, fearing that the police might implicate them. Such, I gather are our laws! Who started the war? Russia of course. Why? Because Ukraine wants to become a member of NATO, which so far has not been given the green signal. Tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers, men, women and children have died K NATWAR SINGH The author is Former Minister of External Affairs of India
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  • 7. Raipur (PTI):Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday said his party is willing to forge a viable alterna- tive by aligning with like-minded parties in order to get rid of the “anti-people” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gov- ernment in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, and is ready to make any sac- rifice required to achieve the goal. In his address at the Congress’ 85th plenary session, Kharge also took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the “pradhan sevak of Del- hi, who gets advertise- ments printed every day, is serving his own friend”. The Congress chief launched a blistering attack on the BJP-led government at the Cen- tre, alleging that “the DNA of those sitting in Delhi is anti-poor” and they are attempting to “destroy” democracy. He also called for a peo- ple’s movement against the prevailing situation in the country . New Delhi (PTI):The new National Educa- tion Policy (NEP) has reoriented education and skilling according totheaptitudeof young- sters and demands of the future, Prime Minis- ter Narendra Modi said on Saturday . Lamenting the lack of flexibility in the edu- cation system over the years, the prime minis- ter said the sector has been “rigid”. “Education and skill- ing have been reorient- ed according to the ap- titude of the young- sters and demands of the future. Equal em- phasis is being given to both education and skilling as part of the NEP. The move encour- ages the government to undertake further re- forms in the education and skilling sectors while unburdening our students from the regu- lations of the past,” he said while addressing a post-budget webinar on “Harnessing Youth Power — Skilling and Education”. The webinar was the third in a series of 12 post-budget webinars organised by the gov- ernment to seek ideas and suggestions for the effective implementa- tion of the initiatives announced in the Union Budget 2023-24. INDIA JAIPUR | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 06 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia New Delhi (ANI): Un- ion Minister Anurag Singh Thakur on Satur- day said that the bicycle rally conducted as a part of ‘Project Carbon Shunya’ shows the pow- er of “Individual agen- cy, Public Accountabil- ity, and Affirmative Ac- tion” towards environ- ment conservation and sustainability . Thakur flagged off and participated in a Cyclathon at Shangrila Hotel in Delhi’s Janpath on Saturday morning. While addressing the gathering, the Union Minister said, “Today’s bicycle rally shows the power of Individual agency , Public Account- ability, and Affirmative Action towards envi- ronment conservation and sustainability .” “As coastlines in- creasingly disappear, resources become rare, geographical territo- ries are obliterated and large human popula- tions are brutally dis- placed; there is no deny- ingthatClimateChange is the single most defin- ing issue of our time. The problem is global in scope and unprecedent- ed in scale,” he added. He said, “It is our seemingly small actions that will unknowingly impact both our present and future generations. This is why it is impor- tant to lend a voice and effort towards mitigat- ingtheimpactourchoic- es have on the planet.” Cycle to re-cycle environment, says Anurag Thakur PROJECT CARBON SHUNYA NEP has reoriented education systemforfuturedemands:PM Kolkata: Former RAW chief Amarjit Singh Dulat feels that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may at some stage later this year hold out the olive branch towards Pakistan and even “bail out” the neighbour- ing state which has been experiencing a political and economic crisis for the last few months. Dulat also warned of a “formi- dable” Iran-Russia-China axis coming into being while stating that India’s newfound ally USA “is far away, our neighbours are nearer.” In an interview to PTI video, the former RAW director said, “Every time is the best time to talk to Pakistan. We need to keep our neighbours engaged.” He added that it was im- perative to keep talks open with “a little more public engagement.” “In this year, my hunch is Modi ji will bail out Pakistan. No inside information, but it is my hunch,” MY HUNCH MODI WILL BAIL OUT PAKISTAN, SAYS EX-RAW CHIEF AMARJIT SINGH DULAT Patna (Agencies): Un- ionHomeMinisterAmit Shah on Saturday as- serted that BJP has shut its door forever for Bi- har CM Nitish Kumar. “Kumar is a person who dreams about the prime minister’s chair every three years and resorts to ‘paltimar’ tac- tics. He did the same in August last year and went to those whom our NDA was opposed to right from the start. We have now decided never to open our doors for Ni- tish Kumar in BJP,” Shahsaidwhileaddress- ing the media here. “During the 2020 As- sembly elections, the people of the state had made BJP a single larg- est party in the state. But we honoured our promise and gave the chief minister’s chair to NitishKumarbuthehas the habit of changing the goal post,” he said. Nitish Kumar, always vocal against Jungle Raj, is now sitting in the lap of its progenitor. BJP will form a full ma- jority govt in Bihar in 2025 and the process will start in 2024. I urge the people of the state to bring in BJP and throw out those who brought Jungle Raj,” Shah said. “Nitish promised Lalu to make his son Tejashwi the CM but is not specifying the date. If he has promised it, then he should reveal the date of offering the CM post to Tejashwi. If TejashwiYadavbecomes the chief minister, there would be complete Jun- gle Raj,” he said. BJP has closed its door for Nitish Kumar: Amit Shah PM Narendra Modi says govt focused on providing outside-the-classroom exposure to youth Ready to align with like-minded parties to defeat BJP in 2024 LS polls: Kharge Mallikarjun Kharge at the INC’s Plenary Session, in Raipur. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi greets Avinash Pande. PM Narendra Modi addresses a post-budget webinar via video conferencing, in New Delhi, on Saturday. —PHOTO BY PTI Amit Shah at an event in Patna, on Saturday. —PHOTO BY PTI Lovepreet Toofan (C) and Amritpal Singh at Golden Temple (R). “Those who used Guru Granth Sahib as shield can’t be Punjab’s waris” MP: Death toll in Siddhi accident rises to 14 Chandigarh (PTI): Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday said those who took the Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib to a police station as a shield cannot be called the ‘waris’ (heir) of Punjab. His remarks came days after self-styled Sikh preacher and Khalistani sympathiser Amritpal Singh and his supporters, some of them brandishing swords and guns, broke through barricades and barged into a police sta- tion in Ajnala on the outskirts of the Amrit- sar city on Thursday, extracting an assur- ance from the police that his aide and kid- napping case accused Lovepreet Singh would be released. CALLING ME TERRORIST IS TERRORISM: AMRITPAL DON’T CONSIDER MYSELF INDIAN CITIZEN: AMRITPAL Amritsar (ANI): Amritpal Singh, who is considered to be a radical preacher and sympathizer of Khalistan separatist Jarnail Singh Bhin- dranwale, on Saturday said that calling him a “terrorist is terrorism” itself and said that he works for the people of Punjab and has an influence on the youth “not for wrong, but for right reasons”. Amritsar (ANI): ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh on Saturday denounced that he does “not” consider himself a citizen of India calling the passport merely a “travel doc- ument” and said that it does not make him an Indian. He said that his remarks against Amit Shah were “not a threat” to the Union Home Minister, but rather a threat to them. Previous UP govt was only skilled at playing ‘game’ of scams: Yogi AAP’s ‘villain’ Atishi orchestrated violence in MCD House, says BJP I am retiring from the electoral politics on my own:Yediyurappa Lucknow (ANI): Training his guns on Samajwadi Party chief AkhileshYadav, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Saturdaysaidthatthe previous government was skilled at playing ‘games’ of scams which include laptop scam ‘game’, Gomti riverfront scam ‘game’ among others. While addressing the UP Assembly during the ongoing Budget Session, he said: “The CAG re- port, which was re- cently released, cit- ed Rs 97,00,000 crore scam during his tenure. Muzaffarna- gar riots, the Ram- vriksha scandal in Mathura, burning the journalist alive, the Bundelkhand Crisis, the land ma- fia, and the recruit- ment scam were all such ‘games’ that occurred in the state during their tenure.” Yogi continued: “In addition to this, there was also a “game” being played to have the terrorists’ cases withdrawn. How far are these players going to take these “games”? Noth- ing like that is played by me. I am a normal person.” The CAG re- port, which was recently released, cited Rs 97,00,000 crore scam during his (former Chief Minister Akh- ilesh Yadav’s) tenure. —Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh UP CM Yogi Adityanath speaks during the Budget Session. Union Minister Anurag Thakur flags off cyclothon event, in New Delhi. PM MODI TO INAUGURATE SHIVAMOGGA AIRPORT IN KARNATAKA ON MONDAY WILL WIPE OUT BJP IN 2024 LOK SABHA AND 2025 BIHAR ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS, SAYS LALU YADAV New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Karnataka on Monday and inaugurate an airport in Shivamogga and several other develop- ment projects, according to an official statement. The prime minister will take a walk-through and inspect the newly built airport, after which he will inaugurate and lay the foundation of multiple pro- jects in Shivamogga, according to the statement issued on Saturday. Purnea (PTI): In his first major speech after re- covering from a kidney transplant operation, RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad on Saturday launched a frontal attack on his old rival the BJP, alleging the right-wing party was trying to divide the country on caste and religious lines. The BJP and RSS are against the country’s minorities, the former chief minister of Bihar claimed in a virtual speech relayed from his Delhi residence to the rally of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ or Grand Alliance of which RJD in a constituent. New Delhi (PTI): The BJP took a dig at AAP MLAAtishionSaturday , calling her a “villain” and accusing her of or- chestrating a ruckus during elections for 6-memberstandingcom- mittee in MCD House. Sharing a mock-up film poster with mor- phed pictures of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs Atishi and Durgesh Pathak along- side Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi, the Delhi BJP tweeted in Hindi, “AAP’s ‘khalnayika’ who orchestrated vio- lence and dictatorship in the House.” There was no immediate reac- tion from the MLA or the AAP. The Municipal Cor- poration of Delhi (MCD) House witnessed high-decibel protests by the BJP councillors af- ter Oberoi declared that a vote cast during the election was “invalid”. Bengaluru:BJPCentral Parliamentary Board member and former CM BS YediyurappaonSat- urdaytoldtheinfluential Lingayat community that he is retiring from electoral politics on his own and urged them not to have any hard feelings about it. Speaking to report- ers, he stated, “I appeal with folded hands to the Veerashaiva-Linagayat community. I am retir- ing on my own as I am completing 80-years on February 27. My broth- ers of the community should not misunder- stand this.” “The leadership of PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has given us strength. PM Modi is arriving in Shivamog- ga on February 27,” Yediyurappa stated. Delhi BJP working chief Virendra Sachdeva (C) addresses media. Sidhi: The death toll in Friday night’s accident in Madhya Pradesh’s Si- dhi district has risen to 14 people, while the count of injured has gone to 56, the police said.“ Atotalof 14deaths have been confirmed in the accident so far and 56 people injured. Of these injured, 39 people are undergoing treat- ment at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Rewa dis- trict,” Rewa SP Mukesh Srivastava said. Raipur (PTI): Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday said that “mentality of western countries” was imposed on India for 70 years but the way of thinking is changing now. He also cautioned the youth to remain alert against the forces trying to break up the country using “a report, billionaire and other means.” Thakur was speaking at Yuva Samvaad India @2047 organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangthan Chhattisgarh unit at Rawatpura Sarkar University in Dhaneli village. “We should be proud of our heritage, history, art, culture and tradition. The mentality of western countries was imposed on our country for 70 years. The work of changing this thinking has been done in the last eight years,” the BJP leader said. MENTALITY OF WESTERN COUNTRIES WAS IMPOSED ON INDIA FOR 70 YEARS: THAKUR
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  • 9. INDIA JAIPUR | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 08 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Dr Ahtesham Siddiqui Lucknow: IAS officer Ravindra Pal Singh, a 2015 batch Director at Hindi Insti- tute and Special Sec- retary Lan- guage de- m a n d e d VRS. Earlier, he was SpecialSecretaryHome. He will retire in 2035. IAS Singh’s wife, IAS Nidhi Srivastava, who is currently Special Secretary Infrastruc- ture and Industries, has now become an IAS officer from PCS. As per sources, IAS Singh has mentioned person- al reasons for this. He might agree and take back his VRS in the fu- ture because recently he has been promoted from PCS to IAS and technically, it is diffi- cult to accept his VRS. IAS officer Ravindra Pal Singh seeks VRS New Delhi (Agencies): The President, Droupa- di Murmu addressed the 99th annual convo- cation of the University of Delhi today on Satur- day in Delhi. Speaking on the occa- sion, the President said that it can be said that Delhi University re- flects India in all its richness and diversity. It can also be said that there is a bit of Delhi University in every area of excellence in India and abroad. However no institution can rest on its laurels. In today’s world of rapid changes, an institution has to continuously reinvent itself. The Delhi Univer- sity community should feel duty-bound to lead other Universities in the country on parame- ters of excellence, and thereby, earn a place among globally compa- rable institutions of higher learning. The President said that we should respect and welcome all lan- guages and cultures, but always stay con- nected to our roots. Re- juvenation and creativ- ity come from the roots. She urged youth to fol- low Gandhiji's advice of getting the excellent knowledge available in the world, while stay- ing connected to the In- dian soil. Addressing the stu- dents, the President said that she was the first girl from her vil- lage to go to town for study. Among their classmates too, there may be many such stu- dents from whose fam- ily or village no one would have been able to get university level edu- cation before them. Such students are very talented and hardwork- ing. They come to the University with great enthusiasm to fulfill their dreams. Some- times they become vic- tims of 'inferiority complex'. This should not happen in any sen- sitive society. It is the responsibility of teachers and other stu- dents to encourage such first-generation university students. The President said that we should pay at- tention to some basic issues such as need for clean toilets for girl students, world-class laboratories, real qual- ity education and needs of persons with disabilities. The President said that due to the consum- erist concept of devel- opment and civiliza- tion, the challenges of pollution, climate change and lifestyle dis- eases are taking a more formidable form. Our past generations have done many good things but they also made some mistakes. She urged the young gener- ation to carry forward the good things and do away with the mistakes. President Murmu graces 99th annual convocation of Delhi University Bengaluru (PTI): In- dia, which is holding G20 Presidency, has asked the IMF and Fi- nancial Stability Board (FSB) to jointly prepare a technical paper on crypto assets, which could be used in formu- lating a coordinated and comprehensive policy to regulate them. The international or- ganisations are expect- ed to present their joint paper during the 4th Finance Ministers and Central Bank Gover- nors Meeting in Octo- ber 2023, said a finance ministry release. “To complement the ongoing dialogue on the need for a policy framework, the Indian Presidency has pro- posed a joint technical paper by the Interna- tional Monetary Fund (IMF) and the FSB, which would synthe- sise the macroeconom- ic and regulatory per- spectives of crypto-as- sets. This would help in the formulation of a coordinated and com- prehensive policy ap- proach to crypto as- sets,” it said. Given the concerns over greater intercon- nectedness between crypto assets and the traditional financial sector as well as the complexity and vol- atility around crypto assets, policymakers are calling for tighter regulation. India asks IMF to make tech paper on regulating crypto There is no global policy framework for crypto assets, Finance Minister Sitharaman said Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman addresses a press conference after the G20 Finance meetings under India’s G20 Presidency, in Bengaluru, on Saturday. H D R Lyngdoh, a former state home minister and candidate of United Democratic Party, had died of cardiac arrest on February 20. New Delhi (Agencies): The hustle and bustle of over a month-long election campaign for the February 27 Megha- laya Assembly poll end- ed at 4 p.m. on Saturday . Voting would be held in 59 of the 60 Assembly constituencies in 12 dis- tricts under a heavy se- curity cover on Monday . The polling would not be held in Sohiong Assembly Constituency in East Khasi Hills dis- trict following the death of United Democratic Party (UDP) candidate H. Donkupar Roy Lyng- doh, who died on Febru- ary 20 due to illness. Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) F.R. Kharkongor said that movement of poll- ing parties to the 3419 polling stations across 59 Assembly constituen- cies started on Saturday . CampaigningforMeghalaya ends;votingonFebruary27 Shillong (Agencies): in view of the upcoming As- sembly polls on February 27, the state's borders with Bangladesh and Assam will remain sealed until March 2, the counting day. Megha- laya shares a 885 km-long border with Assam and 443 km with Bangladesh. Chief Electoral Officer, Meghalaya, F.R. Kharkongor said: To ensure a free and fair poll, we have taken preventive measures to ensure a free and fair election in the State. Shillong (PTI): The EC has adjourned February 27 poll in Sohiong assembly constituency of Meghalaya after the demise of one of the candidates, an EC of- ficial said. H D R Lyngdoh, former state home minister and a candidate of the United Democratic Party for the constituency, had died of cardiac arrest on Febru- ary 20. “The poll is hereby adjourned until the poll date is notified by the ECI,” an official said in an order. ASSAM TO REMAIN CLOSED TILL MARCH 2 POLLING IN SOHIONG ADJOURNED AS EX HOME MIN DIES Jammu (PTI): Amid outrage over the imposi- tion of property tax, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Satur- day defended the move and said it will be imple- mented in consultation with the general public. Property tax will en- sure financial self-sus- tainability of cities and improvement of public amenities, he said. The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tues- day ordered the imposi- tion of property tax in municipal areas from April 1, drawing strong protests from people from almost all walks of life. Political parties are demanding an immedi- ate rollback of the order. Property tax in JK will be one of lowest in country, says L-G Temple, mosque structures demolished by PWD in ITO I was considered failed captain: Kohli on not winning ICC trophy New Delhi(Agencies): A temple and a mosque in the national capital’s ITO area were demol- ished by the Public Works Department (PWD) as a part of its anti-encroachment drive.Alargenumberof police personnel have been deployed in the areatomaintainlawand order situation. Saturday’s develop- ment comes after the Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the PWD to carry out work to make a pedestrian pathway at “Jheel ka Piao” on Mathura Road, ITO, even if it called for demolishingaportionof the temple and the mosque. The single judge bench of Justice PrathibaSinghobserved that the issue was con- cerningthedevelopment of a pathway on an ex- tremely busy road wherein documents and other photographs show that the temple and the mosque are abutting the pedestrian pathway . New Delhi (Agencies): Talismanic India batter Virat Kohli has said that he was considered a ‘failed captain’ for In- dia due to not winning any ICC trophy during his leadership tenure. But at the same time, he stated that he will not judge himself from that point of view. Kohli is India’s most successful Test cap- tain, leading the side to 40 victories, including holding on to the top- ranked spot in the rankings for 42 months. Apart from winning 65 ODIs and 30 T20Is as captain, what has been absent from Kohli’s achievement as an Indian skipper has been a global trophy. Under his leadership, India became runners- up in the 2017 Champi- ons Trophy, and the 2021 World Test Cham- pionship final, apart from reaching the semi- finals of the 2019 ODI World Cup, and not reaching the last four stages in the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup. KASHMIRI PANDIT’S WIFE EMPLOYED Jammu (PTI): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday handed over a government job appointment letter to Suneeta Pandith, wife of Suneel Pandith, a Kashmiri Pandit who was shot dead by terrorists in Shopian last year. The LG handed over the appointment letter to Suneeta at Raj Bhavan in the presence of her family members, an official spokesperson said. Prez Droupadi Murmu presents a gold medal certificate to a student during the 99th annual convocation of the University of Delhi, in New Delhi on Saturday. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also present. INDIA RANKS 42 ON INT’L IP INDEX Boundary walls of Temple, mosque brought down by bulldozers. Kohli while speaking at the Season 2 of the RCB Podcast. CRUCIAL READ WOMAN SMUGGLER HELD WITH 252 GM SMACK WORTH RS 20L Gwalior: A woman smug- gler was arrested along with around 252 grams of smack (kind of drug) worth Rs 20 lakhs in MP’s Gwalior district, a police official said on Saturday. He added that two more accused with seven illegal weapons were also arrested in another case in the district. The smuggler brought the smack from Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh. WANTED SHARPSHOOTER OF GOGI-DEEPAK GANG NABBED AFTER EXCHANGE OF FIRE New Delhi: After brief exchange of fire, the Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested a sharpshooter of the infamous Gogi-Deepak Boxer gang who was wanted in nine heinous crimes, including murder, registered in Delhi and Haryana, an officer said on Saturday. The accused was identified as Ankit Gulia alias Ankit Pistoli (26), a resident of district Sonepat, Haryana. ‘GET NO-DRUG DECLARATION’ NAME OF SUSPECT’S WIFE SURFACES Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Police have directed courier companies across the state to get no-drug declaration from custom- ers before accepting the couriers to be delivered. The decision came after when several instances were reported. Kolkata: The name of the wife of an absconding sus- pect of CBI sleuths probing the teachers’ recruitment scam in West Bengal has surfaced. The name came up after the arrested youth said that one Haimanti Ganguly is aware of where the main proceeds of the scam had gone. —PHOTO BY ANI Hyderabad (ANI): A 22-year-oldmanalleg- edly killed his friend for texting and mak- ing calls to his girl- friend, who was pre- viously in a relation- ship with the victim, police said on Satur- day . The accused lat- er beheaded the de- ceased, removed his heart and private parts, chopped his fingers, and later walked to the police station to surrender himself. Police launched a detailed investigation after registering a case on the accused’s state- ment and recovered the body and sent to a local govt hospital. New Delhi (ANI): The Indian defence forceshadwitnessed, over a year ago, ob- jects similar to the alleged Chinese spy balloonbustedbythe American Air Force in the skies over the Andaman Nicobar Islands territories. However, unlike the Americans, no ac- tion was taken as the origin and the intent or origin of the bal- loon-type object were not clear. The Americans spotted many of these bal- loons over their skies which had come there evading multiple American chains of radars. Man kills friend for messaging girlfriend, later surrenders ‘Balloon-type’ flying object spotted over Andaman New Delhi (ANI): The government of Jammu and Kashmir is making all the necessary ar- rangements for the up- coming G20 summit, which will take place in May this year. In such a situation, the meeting is consid- ered to be very impor- tant from the point of view of tourism and the tourism department is taking various meas- ures in this regard. Along with the publicity campaign, various tour- istplacesarebeingmade attractive. According to the Director of Tourism Fazl Al-Huseeb, efforts are being made to pro- mote Kashmir better with such measures, as this meeting is very im- portant for promoting the tourism sector. He said, “The facili- ties are being further improved at the impor- tant tourist places here and much work has been taken up to make them more attractive. Under this link, 75 new places in Jammu and Kashmir to develop the tourism sector. are be- ing brought on the tour- ist map and all possible basic facilities are be- ing provided for the tourists to access these new places.” JK: G20 meeting preparations in full swing TOURISM IN STATE THAT WAS ONCE HIT BY TERRORISM GOVT WORKING TO HARDSELL INDIAN TOURISM TO WORLD Over one lakh tourists are likely to come from G20 countries. The govt is mak- ing such arrangements that tourists will talk about the whole world as brand am- bassadors of Indian tourism on their return. During the discussion, the director of tourism said that in this way, the G20 meeting is restoring the glory and splendour of the historical places.
  • 10. Guest of Honour His Highness Maharaja Sahib of Jodhpur Shri Gaj Singh Ji NEWS JAIPUR | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 09 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Lokesh Tatwal Sawai Madhopur: Eight miscreants have been arrested by Sawai Madhopur Police for al- legedly abducting and seeking ransom from the manager of Juna- garh Mahal. Police in- formed that hotel man- ager Abhijit Banerjee was abducted near Sherpur Helipad on February 12 by the eight accused. “Abhijit was kidnapped and then beaten in his car by the miscreants. After get- ting the ransom amount, the accused fled and the victim was rescued on February 13. The accused, identified as Vishal Soni (30), Bhajan Meena (22) and Bunty Meena (22) and five other miscreants have been arrested and are being interrogat- ed,” police said. “Police teams were formed and an operation ‘Silent Roundup’ was under- taken to nab the ac- cused. Based on surveil- lance and technical in- puts, the accused were held. Cases of robbery, loot, causing hurt and illegal arms are regis- tered in various police stations against the ac- cused,’ police added. First India Bureau Chittorgarh: In a mas- sive police action against drug peddlers, opium worth about Rs 2.5 crore was seized dur- ing the blockade. The drug opium was being smuggled into a luxury car. Police arrested two smugglers named Charan Singh Rajput and Shah Rukh Khan on the spot. The case was registered under NDPS Act by the Chit- torgarh Sadar Police Station. Sangria police in Hanumangarh dist, arrested a person iden- tified as Jagdeep Singh with 90 gms of opium under NDPS Act. In action against il- legal drugs, Pali police arrested Ruparam Re- bari, a resident of the Kelwa area in Rajsa- mand district. with 2 kg of illegal opium. Rakesh Gurjar Sikar: Former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will celebrate her birthday at Salasar Balaji Dham on March 4. She will offer special prayers at the temple and address her sup- porters coming from all over the state at Ju- liasar. MP Rahul Kas- wan, former minister Yunus Khan, Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Khe- maram Meghwal ar- rived to take stock of the preparations relat- ed to Raje’s visit. They inspected the meeting venue being built at Ju- liasar near Salasar. Kaswan said that BJP activists from all over Raj will gather to celebrate Raje’s birth- day for which a big ‘pandal’ has been set up in Juliasar. Eight arrested in hotel manager abduction case An operation ‘Silent Roundup’ was undertaken to nab accused All accused were arrested by the police on Saturday. Sadar Police arrests two accused in the case. Kalicharan Saraf and other workers during the Fatehpur working committee meet held at Saraswati Library in Fatehpur city on Saturday. Leaders review preps ahead of Raje’s b’day celebrations Opium worth over `2.5 crore seized in Chittorgarh, two smugglers held POLICE FIRED AT BY FLEEING SMUGGLERS IN UDPR; 301KG OPIUM SEIZED FROM CAR Udaipur(PTI): Unidentified people riding a car opened fire on a police patrol on Friday when they were asked to stop for checking in Udaipur, police said. The ac- cused fled on foot leaving behind the car, an SUV, when police chased them. They found 301 kg doda (opi- um) in the car. The seizure was made by a patrol team from the Khaidoda Police Station, Superintendent of Police Vikas Sharma said. A car coming from Mangalvad drove through the barrier and opened fire at the police team when it was hot on their tails, Sharma said, adding police too retaliated with gunfire. The illegal opium powder was found in 17 bags, a police statement said. A case was registered against the unidentified men under the NDPS Act and search for them is on, they said. Police chased and recovered 301 kg Opium from the car. First India Bureau Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has given financial approval of Rs 22.80 crore for construc- tion of anicut on Morel river in Samel village of Lalsot tehsil of Dausa district. With this approval, the ground water level of the area around Ani- cut will increase. With this, irrigation facili- ties will be expanded in Samel, Hodyali, Manda- lia, Rooppura, Ja- gasara, Gurjarheda and Gumanpura villages. Also, water can be used for other purposes too. First India Bureau Alwar: The car of SSB Inspector returning home from his in-laws house rammed into a tractor-trolley vehicle. The inspector his daughter died in acci- dent, while wife, son daughter were severe- ly injured. The injured are undergoing treat- ment at Gurugram Hospital. The accident took place in Hary- ana’s Nuh area at 8.30 pm on Friday night. Jaswant Singh, a resident of Ajmeripur village, lived with his family in Rajouri Gar- den area in Delhi. On Feb 23, he drove to Al- war with his wife Mithlesh , son Divyan- shu daughters Neha and Anshu. At night family went to her in- laws’ place in, Ferozepur (Haryana). The accident was so severe that the front part of the car was bad- ly damaged. CM’s nod for `22.80 cr for anicut on Morel river SSB inspector, daughter die in road accident `2.43 CRORE ADDL BUDGET FOR GOVT GIRLS COLLEGE Jaipur: CM Gehlot has approved an additional budget provision of Rs 2.43 cr for construction of Government Girls College, Sanganer. Including this amount, the college will now be constructed at a total cost of Rs 6.93 cr. With this approval, addi- tional earth filling, footing and column related works will be done for the con- struction of the building in the land allotted for the college to be built near Tonk Road Bambala Pulia in Sanganer area. Churu: Dalit groom stopped from riding horse First India Bureau Churu: In an untoward incident from Sardar- shahar, about six bul- lies pulled a Dalit g r o o m , Raghuveer Nayak off the horse during the marriage ceremony in Ramsara village and thrashed him and his relatives present at the marriage ceremony . The victim’s family have registered a case at police station and has warned of agi- tation if proper action is not taken against the culprits. Neha Singh Jaswant Singh
  • 11. Udaipur (PTI): Voicing concern over the rising pendency of cases, Un- ion Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said it is “not the fault of the judgebutof thesystem”, and the government is taking more steps to ad- dress the issue. “We are moving to- wards the kind of sys- tem that should be there in the country,” he said while highlighting ef- forts to repeal redun- dant and obsolete laws, improve the infrastruc- ture of courts and equip them with technology . The Minister was speaking at a confer- ence on ‘Sustainable Development in India: Evolution and Legal Perspective’ organised by the Law Commission of India at Mohanlal Sukhadia University in Udaipur. The Minister said the number of pending cases has crossed 4.90 crore. “It is not a good thing to have so many cases pending in any country or society . It has several reasons... the condition of judges is also bad. One judge handles 50-60 cases in a single day. They dispose of so many cases but the number which comes daily is double. “The common man asks why the pendency is so high, but it is not known to people how much a judge works. It is not the fault of the judge, but of the sys- tem,” Rijiju said. He said that a major solution for reducing pendency is “technolo- gy” and the courts are being equipped with technologies across the country in order to make them paperless. “We are halfway there. Now we are giv- ing the final shape to it. High courts, lower courts, and tribunals are being well-equipped with technologies. “It was just because of the success of e- courts phase-II that hearings were conduct- ed through video con- ference during the Cov- id pandemic,” he said. Choose a life of adventure, excitement and continuous learning to live it to the fullest, everyday. —Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CEO Editor-in-Chief, First India JAIPUR | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia 10 2NDFRONT POSTAL REG NO. JPC/004/2022-24 Laxman Raghav Bikaner: The 14th edi- tion of Rashtriya San- skriti Mahotsav started on Saturday at Dr Karni Singh Stadium in Bi- kaner by the Union Min- istry of Culture. Presi- dent Droupadi Murmu will also participate on February 27, said Union Minister Arjun Megh- wal on Saturday . 1,000 artists from across the country will participate in the event from February 25 to March 5. Eight Padma Shri artists will also perform. The festival is taking forward the concept of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’, said Meghwal. Meghwal while talking to First India News said that Prime Minister Modi has a vision and National Sanskriti Ma- hotsav will also help in furthering the concept of ‘Ek Bharat Shresh- tha Bharat’ across the country. He said the event is an important moment for Bikaner. The nine-day cultur- al extravaganza will see artistes from across India participating in the event, said Kiran Soni Gupta, Director of West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur. First India Bureau Bikaner: Governor and Chancellor Kalraj Mishra, during the 19th convocation ceremony of Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, in Bikaner , said that the ceremony is the beginning of a new life for students and said the innova- tions made by Univer- sity are commendable. Mishra said that agri- cultural research has playedanimportantrole in making India a lead- ing country in food sup- ply . Mishra added that there is a lot of scope for innovation in agri education in India. Mirch Masala FIRST INDIA SUNDAY SPECIAL BY TRIDIB RAMAN The author is a journalist and political commentator and views expressed are his personal Ahigh-level meeting of BJP leaders was held in Delhi recently regarding Haryana. If sources are to be believed, in this meet it has been decided by consensus that ‘BJP will fight the 2024 polls with JJP. BJP’s focus is on non-Jat voters. The party knows that Chautala’s JJP has the potential to make a big dent in Jat vote bank and party strategists are confident that the Jannayak Janta Party can garner at least 30% of the Jat votes. BJP strategists know that if Dushyant succeeds in making a dent in the Jat vote bank in upcoming polls, then the saffron party can cross the elec- toral battle by betting big on its non-Jat vote bank. Sources reveal that in this important meeting in Delhi, it has also been decided that Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will not be replaced till 2024. Moreover, in the 24 elections, the BJP will cancel the tickets of its existing MPs in bulk, replacing them with new ones as it wants to bet on the faces. The political circles are speculating whether the checkmate game between Vasundhara Raje Scindia and the BJP Delhi top brass has come to an end? It was being alleged that a ‘pact’, of sorts, has been reached between Vasundhara Raje Scindia and the Satish Poonia camp on the lines of ‘Na Tum Haare, Na Hum Jeete’ and that the Rajasthan BJP has also heaved a sigh of relief after a long gap. This was being said since, Madam, who was absent from the BJP’s flag-poster till now, has now started registering her presence in BJP’s official programs as well. Sources reveal that BJP’s seat-by-seat survey work was going on in Rajasthan for some time, and the results of this survey informed the party top that ‘without taking Vasund- hara along, it will not be easy to overcome the Gehlot factor in Rajasthan’. Less than ten months are left for the assembly elections in Ra- jasthan. Till now, separate programs of Vasundhara and the state BJP were going on in the state. However, there was a grapevine in the ‘relevant political circles’ that the state unit will also be seen with Raje in the grand pro- gram organized at Salasar in Churu on the occasion of Vasundhara’s birthday. Although Raje’s birthday falls on March 8, and since this time Holi festival is on March 8, Vasundhara has shifted her birthday program by 4 days. However, it now seems that all is still not well between Raje and Poonia camp since on March 4, the youth wing of state BJP - BJYM - has organized a program to gherao the state assembly and state president Satish Poonia himself will be present and spearhead the rally. Other organizations of the state BJP will also take part in the protest and Poonia, on Saturday, made strategy regarding the protest. Therefore, although on the surface it appeared that the concerned parties had made amends, but, a political observer has pointed, that, all is not what it may seem! Telangana CM KCR wants to expand his party at the national level; He is visiting dif- ferent states is also in constant contact with non- BJP satraps as he wants to ‘be a part of opposition unity’ and emerged as a major pivot.’ Sources reveal that KCR’s personal astrologer has advised him that ‘if he conducts early polls, he can regain power ‘with a bang’. Sept 2023 is said to be the most favourable time for elections, while the tenure of current assembly is till Jan 16, 2024. Following the advice, KCR told loyal- ists, ‘You people should start preparing for the elections ahead of time.’ Recently, when Rahul Priyanka Gandhi were skiing in the snow in Gulmarg, they had also sent an invitation to National Conference leader Omar Abdullah to go skiing with them. Omar had readily agreed to this, but his father, Farooq Abdullah, rejected the idea outright, and is said to have told Omar in an almost reprimanding manner - ‘Do you have the slightest presumption that you can ski like this? What would the Kashmiri people of the state think? What political message would be conveyed by this? Umar could not resist his father’s words and refused to accompany Rahul. After this Rahul’s din- ner was fixed with PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti. But when Rahul’s skiing photo became viral on the so- cial media, Mehbooba also cancelled the dinner on the pretext that she was going to attend the Jammu session of the party, so she could not attend the dinner. Interestingly, like always, Rahul seems to be taking some time to read the political signals. Akhilesh’s close friends also now feel that SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav couldn’t handle the Ramcharit Manas case with ‘maturity.’ In this matter, showing haste, Akhilesh has unnecessarily decided to fight with the State’s forward castes. SP spokesperson Richa Singh and Roli Tiwari Mishra, who lodged a quick protest against Swami Prasad Mau- rya’s controversial re- marks on Ramcharit Manas, were expelled from the party by Akhilesh saying that ‘both these leaders are involved in anti- party activities’. In fact, Akhilesh was in London when Maurya made the remark couldn’t be contacted. Exhaust- ed, Richa Singh wrote a long message to Akhilesh’s wife Dimple Yadav told her that ‘you are also the daughter of a Kshatriya, how are you tolerating all this?’ Dimple called up Akhilesh and said, ‘What is all this going on in the party?’ After talking to Dim- ple, Akhilesh called up Richa and Roli, ‘who were adamant about protest.’ Akhilesh got angry and at the same time showed both of them the door. OMAR’S ‘NO’ TO RAHUL’S PROPOSAL AKHILESH KEEPING DISTANCE FROM ELDERS BJP CONTINUES TO ALIGN WITH CHAUTALAS DID THE TOP BJP LEADERSHIP REALLY ‘MANAGE’ MADAM? IT SURELY DOESN’T APPEAR SO TELANGANA ELECTIONS MAY BE HELD AHEAD OF TIME ABUSYDAYFORCM@RAIPUR! CM Ashok Gehlot, Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and Raghuveer Meena during the Congress' 85th Plenary Session held in Raipur on Saturday. CM Ashok Gehlot engrossed in reading a document during the Congress’ 85th Plenary Session in Raipur on Saturday. Pratap S Khachariyawas, Vaibhav Gehlot, Mamta Bhupesh, Rafeek Khan and Dr Krishna Poonia at Congress’ 85th Plenary Session in Raipur. Kiran Rijuju being felicitated during the inaugural session of the Conference on Sustainable Development in India: Evolution and Legal perspectives organised by Law Commission of India at MLSU in Udaipur on Saturday. RIJIJU ON PENDENCY OF CASES ‘Not judges but system at fault, taking steps to improve it’ ‘TECHNOLOGY ONE OF THE MAJOR WAYS TO REDUCE PENDENCY’ There are several ways to reduce the pendency. The biggest one is technology. The ministry is doing several things and “in the days to come, we are going to take a few other steps,” he said.He said that work is going on to make the judiciary paperless, which is also important from an environmental point of view. “Everything has to be digital,” he added. Talking about sustainable development, he stressed the need for bal- ance in economic growth and the environment. Governor Kalraj Mishra and Arjun Ram Meghwal during the inauguration of Shilp Kala Mela as a part of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav at Dr Karni Singh Stadium in Bikaner on Saturday. Governor Kalraj Mishra presents degrees to students during the 19th convocation ceremony of Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University in Bikaner on Saturday. PREZ MURMU TO PARTICIPATE ON FEBRUARY 27 Governor Kalraj Mishra, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Union Culture Min- ister Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of State for Culture and Bikaner MP Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Union Minister of State for Culture Meenakshi Lekhi will be present during the event on February 27 wherein, President Droupadi Murmu will also attend. ‘Regularisation of village devp can yield good results’ First India Bureau Dungarpur: RSS Sar- sanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday attended the inaugura- tion of All India Gram Vikas Prabhat Gram Sammelan organised by RSS at Bhemai vil- lage, He listened to speakers and said that by regularising the work of village develop- ment, definitely good results will be obtained. Village coordinators of all provinces informed about work of Prabhat village of their respec- tive provinces related to edu, health, culture, self-reliance, harmony, security, agriculture and environment etc. during the programme. Mohan Bhagwat and Dr Dinesh Kumar attend the Prabhat Gram Sammelan at Bhemai. Guv lauds Swami Keshwanand Raj Agri Univ for its innovations COURTESY VISIT Gulab Chand Kataria, Governor of Assam, along with his wife Anita Kataria, called on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. GC Kataria, Governor of Assam and his wife Anita Kataria, called on V-P Jagdeep Dhankhar at Upa- Rashtrapati Nivas in New Delhi. Sanskriti Mahotsav kicks off in Bikaner
  • 12. www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/ thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia 11 JAIPUR | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 arments themed and designed on Azure Hues, Oce- anic Splendor, Beatnik Bril- liance, Divine Chronicles, Stip- pled Visions, Retro Reviv- al, Svelte Silhouettes, Syl- van Bellissima, and Folk Couture captivated entire crowd of spectators as 44 beautiful and stunning models step up on the beautifully decorated ramp with mesmerizing backdrops at Creations 2023. The 12th Fashion show of IIS (deemed to be University) - CREATIONS 2023 was held on February 24 at IISU back lawns by the Department of Fashion and Textiles of IIS University. Jagdeesh Chandra along with Rajiv Arora, Chairman of Raj Small In- dustries Corpora- tion graced the oc- casion and moti- vated the partici- pants with their e n c o u r a g i n g words. Municipal commissioner Su- rat, Shalini Agar- wal also graced the occasion and moti- vated her with her valuable words. Dr Raakhi Gupta, Registrar of the IIS University was also present as the special guest. Around 43 talented young designers from the Depart- ment dis- played their bright, enter- taining and well-crafted work that de- picts the fashion and culture of our society. Creation 2023 has always been a platform to not only boost the morale of young designers but also prepare them to showcase their talent on bigger plat- formsinfutureendeavours. In the same episode, Crea- tions 2023 also announced theIISU’sdesignstudio.The young and talented design- ers of IIS University show- cased their astonishing col- lections depicting Indian art and culture through In- do-Westerns casuals, Street Wear and Formal Western outfits in their finest form. The judges Kshipra Goyal (FounderChrysalis,Jaipur) and Sadhna Garg (Founder Raasika, Jaipur) appreciat- edtheworkof thedesigners and blessed them to be a part of the mainstream fashion industry . Creations 2023 was choreographed by David. The best collections wererewardedwithawards including Azure Hues bagged the title whereas Retro Revival and Beatnik Brilliance were awarded second and special jury awards respectively . CITY FIRST BRINGS TO YOU GLIMPSES FROM CREATIONS 2023, A GRAND FASHION SHOW ORGANISED AT IIS DEEMED TO BE A UNIVERSITY, THE MEGA FASHION SHOW SHOWCASED 43 BUDDING DESIGNERS A GRAND LAUNCH OF IISU DESIGNER STUDIO ‘AAKAAR’ ON FRIDAY CREATION: REBELLION OF G KAVITA CHAUHAN cityfirst@firstindia.co.in Gorgeous divas flaunting the astonishing outfits —PHOTOS BY SANTOSH SHARMA Jagdeesh Chandra with Sadhna Garg, Shalini Agarwal, Dr Ashok Gupta and Dr Radha Kashyap along with the students
  • 13. 12 ETC JAIPUR | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia his time when you say there are certain life changes for the better, it will not just mean new year resolutions. The same goes for sim- ple hacks of nourish- ment that pomegranate brings to you. Relishing this fruit in the winter sun is a must, espe- cially when it has so many ben- efits to offer. The name pomegranate is de- rived from a medieval Latin term, “p mum (appl) and gr n tum (seeded).” Ratzz and I have our ways, just like she loves those juicy arils with va- nilla ice cream, and I am a fan of the pomegranate and papaya combo. Even though this seedy apple is known for its deep red colored juice, did you know that the peel is also edible? In the kitchen of Cauldron- Sisterss, you will find pome- granate seeds for all sorts of garnishing, molasses of the same to use in sauces/dress- ings, and dried skin for tea. Yes, you may dehydrate the peel, grind it into powder and use it in your tea. What does it do, you may ask? POMEGRANATE SEED PEEL BENEFITS The goodness of this juicy fruit is so easy to reap that Ritzzy al- most kicked herself (a long time ago, I must add) when she first heard of it. Pomegranate is rich in antioxidants and this prop- erty improves blood pressure, cholesterol, haemoglobin, dia- betes, heart health, and skin conditions. It is also said to have UV dam- age healing and cognitive-func- tion-enhancing effects. Many substances in the pomegranate and its peel are known to show anti proliferative effects and hence are great as anti-cancer- ous agents. To sum it up, a small seedy fruit that is delicious and pro- vides a rather vast range of ad- vantages. To add the same to your daily fare with no extra effort is no big deal. All you need for glowing skin and a healthy body is some pome- granate seed and peel!!! When we think of using fresh fruits in meals for better nour- ishment, we always, and rather inevitably, think of the raw form. Have you ever wished to use the same boring elements in different ways? Ratzz and I have seldom suf- fered from the inability to lure the children into eating healthy . Won’t it be a tad easier on the adults of the family if we can convince the kids to intake the required nutrition? The best part about these modern times is the non-tradi- tional mix-matches we all ac- cept in our daily lives. Be it a blend of ethnic with contempo- rary outfits or the seem- ingly odd complement- ing tastes in the food. Of course, the sweet and sour taste of the pomegran- ate must not remain in the traditional mix- fruit kind of dishes. To exper- iment with the flavour pallets may sometime misfire but nev- er a failure, “What doesn’t kill us, makes us strong” isn’t it? These humble reci- pes could help you put more goodness and love into the food you make. The following are the easiest to pre- pare and most exotic to offer. Wait, there is another twist! Ritzzy and I have a special treat today, we want to cover a POME- GRANATE THEME din- ner for you. There will be more than cheer when you wish to invite your friends and family over this new year. Let us give you an entire meal with several courses of pomegranate good- ness. POMEGRANATE DISHES! Pomegranate Juice/Martini: Which party begins without a welcome drink, be it adults or kids;thesedrinkswithbringout a juicy side of our guests. Just crush the pomegranate seeds and release the juice, strain it. Mix with some spar- kling water, and add mint and a dash of lime juice. To serve top it off with crushed ice/pome- granate seeds for kids; and a lit- tle strong mix of vodka for adults. Pomegranate Dip: Every evening begins with some light snacking and dipping. Some tarty pomegranate mix is need- ed for your regular dip. When you make the efficient salsa dip, add a hand full of pomegranate to the mix. Remember, lightly pulse the mixture of tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, black pepper, oregano, cumin, salt, lemon juice and pomegran- ate in the blender. You need your chunks visible, garnish with a few more pomegranate seeds; remember we are not try- ing to overpower the taste. Pomegranate Salad: From adding some pomegranate arils to using pomegranate molasses in the salad dressing, the sky is the limit. You need only imag- ine your way around. Molasses is the thick extract of pome- granate when the seeds are crushed and boiled (after add- ing sugar and lime juice in it). This is a good way to coat your greens and fruits in the salad, (also a good pancake syrup). For the easiest salad, you need greens (spinach), cucumber, cheese (feta), tomato, onion, mustard sauce, lime juice, lem- on zest (optional), sautéed cot- tage cheese (optional), olive oil and pomegranate. Mix it all, Ritzzy likes to make the dress- ing separately, so mix the wet ingredients on the side if you like. It is best to assemble the salad just before eating so the crunch is as real as it comes. Pomegranate Stew: All you need are, walnuts, pomegranate molasses (yes a useful pome- granate ingredient for many recipes), mushrooms, onion, salt, black pepper, turmeric, con- centrated tomato paste and pomegranate seeds. Finely ground walnut is added to sau- téed onions, followed by pomegranate molas- ses, tomato paste, salt and pepper and cold water. Simmer for over an hour (until thick). Sau- tee the mushrooms with salt and pepper, add the thickened sauce and simmer for another half an hour and add sweetness as re- quired.Garnishwithpomegran- ate seeds to serve a sweet sa- voury Iranian dish. Pomegranate Sorbet: Ratzz and I feel sweet dishes bring the entire meal together. A good homemade sorbet is a way to go, especially in winter. This easy healthy sweet is our for- ever favourite, just get yourself some pomegranate juice, lem- on juice, lemon zest, honey/ sugar and mint leaves. Boil sugar in water until dissolved, let it cool a bit and add the rest of the ingredients. Freeze and bring it out to give a good mix every hour until firm. Give the mixture a good blend in the processor and cool for 4-6 hrs. Sorbet is ready to be scooped. Enjoy with some garnished mint leaves and pomegranate arils. ABOUT CAULDRON SISTERS Ratika Richa Khetan, two Sisters, started Cauldron Sisters in 2015. It started as an exotic food gift ham- per business, but their love for food encouraged them to start culinary workshops, food deliveries, and slowly and gradually it turned huge as restaurants and cafes started approaching them for consultancy. T
  • 14. ‘THANKS TAMATAR’ V ijay Varma, Sonakshi Sinha and other members of team Dahaad attended the series premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. Vijay Varma took to his Insta- gram account to share pictures from the film festival and wrote that the team is beaming with joy and excitement. Tamannaah, who is rumoured to be dat- ing Vijay Varma, took to her Insta- gram to congratu- late team Dahaad. Tamannaah took to her Instagram storytoshareapictureandwrote, “Congratulations to team #Da- haad.” Vijay Varma reposted the story , and wrote, “Thanks Tamatar,” along with a tomato and a flower emoji. S onam Kapoor is the true fashionista of Bollywood and there is no denying this fact. After keeping away from the limelight for months, the actress has once again started stepping out for her work commitments and get-togethers. On Saturday , an unseen picture of the actress along with her girl gang cropped up and we cannot stop looking at her. Tak- ing to her Instagram handle, Cookie Boolani shared a fun picture of what seems to be a house party. In the pic- ture, we can see Sonam Kapoor dressed in a white shirt with a knot tied in front and a plunging neckline. She paired it with a silver pleated skirt. The actress tied her hair in a bun and accessorized her outfit with a choker neck- piece. In the picture, you can also spot Masaba Gupta who looks pretty in a white body- con dress, and Rhea Kapoor who looks stunning in a red dress. K areena Kapoor Khan was spotted with her cousin, cel- ebrated actor Ranbir Ka- poor and the duo shot for a new episode of Mirchi Plus’s highly popular show, What Wom- en Want. Later, Kareena treated her fans by posting a mirror self- ie with her little brother on Ins- tagram. In the picture which is now winning the internet, Karee- na Kapoor Khan has got her pout game on point, while Ranbir Ka- poor looked intense in his ‘ Animal’ look. “Waiting for this episode with a pout #DaburVitaWhatWomen- Want,” the actress captioned her post. In the picture, the Laal Singh Chaddha actress looks simply gor- geous in a red halter-neck jumpsuit. Ranbir Kapoor, on the other, looks dapped in a blue denim shirt, which he paired with matching trousers. One year of Gangu A lia Bhatt is one of the most loved actresses in Bolly- wood. We do not need to speak about her talent at all, because her movies and her brilliant acting speak for itself. Talking about her blockbuster film Gangubai Kathiawadi, the film has clocked 1 year today. Celebrating the day , the actress shared a beauti- ful picture of herself with the film’s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Taking to her Instagram handle. Alia Bhatt shared a picture of her and her Gangubai Kathiawadi di- rector Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In the picture, we can see the actor-direc- tor duo twinning in white. Alia looks lovely as she can be seen wearing a white-coloured satin blazer. She has left her hair open and accessorized her look with a white pearl earring. Sanjay on the other hand dons a white-coloured cotton kurta and stands beside the ac- tress and holds her. Sharing this picture, Alia wrote, “One year of our Gangu #gangubaizindabad #ganguwalasafed.” ETC www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia JAIPUR | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 13 DIMPLED BEAUTY eepika Padukone is currently enjoying the tremendous suc- cess of her recently released film, Pathaan. She was seen with Shah Rukh Khan and John Abra- ham in the S i d - dharth Anand directorial. The film left cinema lovers mighty impressed with its high-octane action, gripping storyline and solid perfor- mances. Amid enjoying the love and praise, Deepika was seen making a chicest appear- ance at the airport a while ago. In the video, Deepika is seen sporting an oversized Ivy Park t-shirt with baggy denim jeans. Be it casuals or red carpet gowns, the diva truly knows how to make heads turn. She completed her cool and classy look with oversized sunnies, soft curls, white sneakers, minimal makeup and her million-dol- lar smile. The dimpled beauty looked all things stylish. Soon after the video, her fans were seen gushing over her look. D Poutlicious mirror selfie Perfect summer look S araAliKhanisoneof themost-lovedactress- es in Bollywood. We all know that she loves travelling and is often spotted at the air- port.OnSaturday ,theactress was snapped looking her casual best at the Mumbai airport as the actress seemed to head out of the city . Scroll down to check out her look and take cues from it for your next airport visit. In the video, we can see Sara Ali Khan wearing a white oversized shirt. She paired her shirt with blue coloured denim that wasrippedonbothherknees.Sheappeared to be in a good mood and stopped and posed for the paparazzi. GIRLS NIGHT OUT Deepika Padukone Her post... Sonam Kapoor Cookie Boolani’s story... Alia Bhatt Kareena Kapoor Khan Her story... Sara Ali Khan Tamannaah’s story...