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December 15, 2015

Ashok Parnami Rajasthan bjp president Second Time

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Ashok Parnami Rajasthan bjp president Second Time

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Jaipur: Rajasthan BJP leader Ashok Pranami BJP president is re-elected for a second time. During the enrollment process at State as the only nomination Ashok Pranami was filed. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, 20, made the higher education minister Kalicharan Saraf mover, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Arun Chaturvedi, MP Ram Charan was seconded by the Bohra.

National vice-president and chief Province supervisor Dr Dinesh Sharma Pranami today announced the selection. They elected 25 members of the National Council announced. Pranami Jaipur Adarsh ​​Nagar constituency legislator and is considered to be close to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.



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Ashok Parnami elected Rajasthan BJP President for the second time

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Ashok Parnami elected Rajasthan BJP President for the second time

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Ashok Parnami

Jaipur: Rajasthan BJP leader Ashok Pranami BJP president is re-elected for a second time. During the enrollment process at State as the only nomination Ashok Pranami was filed. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, 20, made the higher education minister Kalicharan Saraf mover, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Arun Chaturvedi, MP Ram Charan was seconded by the Bohra.

National vice-president and chief Province supervisor Dr Dinesh Sharma Pranami today announced the selection. They elected 25 members of the National Council announced. Pranami Jaipur Adarsh ​​Nagar constituency legislator and is considered to be close to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.



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October 27, 2015

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Afghanistan

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Afghanistan

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Early yesterday afternoon local time, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan, Pakistan and North India, with its epicenter in the Hindu Kush mountain range which stretches from Afghanistan to North Pakistan, causing damage to life and buildings. A Wikinews correspondent felt the shock waves in Behror, Rajasthan at 2:50 PM IST (0920 UTC).

Hundreds of people died in this disaster. The death toll is highest in Pakistan. Pakistani officials yesterday afternoon declared over 145 people were found dead. United States Geological Survey reported the earthquake occurred at 212km depth due to reverse faulting. Twelve students died in the rush due to trembles, in an Afghani girls’ school in Takhar, near Badakhshan. Two elderly women in Kashmir died due to heart attack. Some people in Pakistan died by crushing by roof collapse.

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Indian states Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi National Capital Region were affected. Srinagar experienced a power cutoff after the earthquake.

During yesterday afternoon, Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi communicated with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, volunteering help. He also tweeted “Heard about strong earthquake in Afghanistan-Pakistan region whose tremors have been felt in parts of India. I pray for everyone’s safety.”

Yesterday evening, Pervez Rashid, Pakistani Information Minister, declared Pakistan would not ask for help for resources and rescue work and thanked India for offering help. “We have enough resources to handle the situation. Our top priority is to help those affected because of the earthquake”.

As of earlier today, officials in Pakistan and Afghanistan came up with statistics of 237 deaths in Pakistan and a total rising to 311.

Almost a decade ago, this region suffered an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6.

Effects in Behror and nearby areas[]

A Wikinews correspondent reports the tremors were felt in Behror, Rajasthan at 2:50 PM IST. In the boys hostel on NIIT University, the students felt the vibrations of cupboards, tables and beds which lasted over a minute. Nobody was harmed because of the shock-waves, but many students came out of their rooms, asking others whether they felt the vibrations or not.

Our correspondent contacted other students in affected areas of India. According to one student the projectors used for delivering lectures in BITS Pilani university in Pilani, Rajasthan started shaking. The students asked the professor to cancel the lecture. A first year B. Tech student said he was in the library, listening to music, when suddenly everyone ran out. Later, when he got out of the library, he came to know it was an earthquake.

Students in ITM Gurgaon in Gurgaon, Haryana were asked to shelter themselves in an open space of the sports ground and return after few minutes. Many of the students left for their home.



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October 26, 2015

Afghanistan hit by magnitude 7.5 earthquake

Afghanistan hit by magnitude 7.5 earthquake

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Yesterday, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan, Pakistan and North India at 1:30 AFT, 2:09 PKT and 2:49 IST. Epicenter of earthquake was in the Hindu Kush mountain range; that stretches from Afghanistan to North Pakistan. The tremors lasted for a couple of minutes causing damage to life and buildings. The shock waves were felt in Behror, Rajasthan at 2:50 PM IST.

Hundreds of people died in this disaster. The quake measured about 4.8 in magnitude in Pakistan, and death toll is highest in Pakistan. Pakistani officials declared over 145 people were found dead. United States Geological Survey confirmed that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 212km due to reverse faulting. Twelve students died in the rush due to trembles, in an Afghani girls’ school in Takhar, Badakhshan. An elderly woman in Kashmir died due to heart attack. Some people in Pakistan died by crushing by roof collapse.

The Map of the disaster
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Indian states Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand and Delhi National Capital Region were affected. Srinagar experienced a power cutoff after the earthquake. Delhi Metro service was stopped when the tremor effects were felt.

That evening, Pervez Rashid, Pakistani Information Minister declared that Pakistan would not ask for help for resources and rescue work and thanked India for offering help. “We have enough resources to handle the situation. Our top priority is to help those affected because of the earthquake.”

At 11:30 PM PKT, Pakistani officials came up with statistics of 228 deaths, with the total rising to 263. Earlier, Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi communicated with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, volunteering help. He also tweeted “Heard about strong earthquake in Afghanistan-Pakistan region whose tremors have been felt in parts of India. I pray for everyone’s safety.”

Almost a decade ago, this region suffered an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6.

Effects in Behror[]

A Wikinewsie reports the tremors were felt at 2:50 PM IST. In the boys hostel on NIIT University, the students felt the vibrations of cupboards, tables and beds which lasted over a minute. Nobody was harmed because of the shock-waves, but many students came out of their rooms, asking others weather they felt the vibrations or not.



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August 1, 2012

North India blackout affects over one half billion people

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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A massive grid failure in India‘s capital city, Delhi, and other northern and eastern states left more than 600 million people without electricity, enrolling itself in the list of ‘World’s Biggest Blackout’. The power outage began Monday at 2:48 IST (21:18 Sunday GMT), affecting fourteen states, followed by another power outage yesterday that began at 13:02 IST (7:32 GMT), affecting at least nineteen or twenty states.

States affected include Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh.

Blackouts are a common thing in much of India, including major cities. Even in the nation’s capital of New Delhi, rolling blackouts are common, especially during the hot summer season when demand far outstrips supply. Rural areas are most severely affected; it is common for 44% of rural households having access to electricity to lose power for more than 12 hours each day.

Hospitals and transport systems are a priority, so the authorities are trying to restore the services there.

Home Minister, until yesterday Power Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde suggested some states had attempted to draw more power than permitted due to higher consumption. Spokesperson for Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) and the Northern Regional Load Despatch Centre (NRLDC) stated that Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana were the states responsible for the overdraw. PGCIL’s chairman also stated that electrical service was restored “at a record time”.

“We’ll find out the reason and see that such kind of things are avoided in the future,” Ram Nayak, the head of state-run Power Grid Corporation, said.

A senior director for an Indian power company described the outage as “a fairly large breakdown that exposed major technical faults in India’s grid system. Something went terribly wrong which caused the backup safety systems to fail.”



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India blackout affects over one half billion people

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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A massive grid failure in India‘s capital city, Delhi, and other northern and eastern states left more than 600 million people without electricity. The power outage began Monday at 2:48 IST (21:18 Sunday GMT), affecting fourteen states, followed by another power outage yesterday that began at 13:02 IST (7:32 GMT), affecting at least nineteen or twenty states.

States affected include Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh.

Hospitals and transport systems are a priority, so the authorities are trying to restore the services there.

Home Minister, until yesterday Power Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde suggested some states had attempted to draw more power than permitted due to higher consumption. Spokesperson for Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) and the Northern Regional Load Despatch Centre (NRLDC) stated that Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana were the states responsible for the overdraw. PGCIL’s chairman also stated that electrical service was restored “at a record time”. “We’ll find out the reason and see that such kind of things are avoided in the future,” Ram Nayak, the head of state-run PGCIL, said.

A senior director for an Indian power company described the outage as “a fairly large breakdown that exposed major technical faults in India’s grid system…Something went terribly wrong which caused the backup safety systems to fail.”



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July 30, 2012

Power outage in Nine States of North India

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Power broke down today at 2:30 am (IST) in nine states in India: Delhi, Jammu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal. The power failure took place due to technical problem in one of the grids at Agra due to which the North India woke up to a dark. The failure affected all the essential services like Metro (rail) in New Delhi, Water Supply, Trains, Air Ports. This failure also affected half a dozon water treatment plants of Delhi. Even the traffic signals on the roads are not working causing the chaos in the city. As on 11.00 am ist the Metro has started running and about 40% power supply has been restored.



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January 22, 2012

Indian MP demands arrest of writers reading banned novel at literature festival

Indian MP demands arrest of writers reading banned novel at literature festival

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Indian Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi is demanding the arrest of writers who read excerpts from banned novel The Satanic Verses at the Jaipur Literature Festival. “Reading from a banned book is a deliberate provocation and proof that the festival is a forum for Islam-bashing,” Owaisi said.

Rushdie was due to attend the festival but backed out, alleging death threats from the Mumbai underworld. British writer Hari Kunzru and many others read short passages from the book to support Rushdie despite efforts to stop them. Kunzru said on Twitter he sought “to defy bigots”.

Owaisi wants police to act under sections 153 A and 295 A of the Indian Penal code, which deal with religious matters. Organisers of the event said they had no idea that Kunzru and others would act as they did. They added that any illegal action at the festival would not be entertained.

The Satanic Verses is controversial and is condemned by the Islamic community. Rushdie lived in hiding for years following the then Iranian spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, calling for his death soon after the book’s publication.



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January 18, 2012

Salman Rushdie may not attend literature festival in India following widespread protests

Salman Rushdie may not attend literature festival in India following widespread protests

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Indian author Salman Rushdie may not attend the Jaipur Literature Festival this year following widespread protests from the Islamic community. They demand an apology from Rushdie for offending Muslim sentiments in his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses. The festival is an annual event which began in 2006, held in the city of Jaipur.

Ashok Gehlot, chief minister of Rajasthan, and P Chidambaram, home minister, fear that Rushdie’s presence at the festival might attract objections. “Salman Rushdie’s presence does have security implications and we are keeping a close watch and have been in touch with the organisers,” Gehlot told NDTV today.

Rushdie’s absence has not been officially announced, although Sanjay Roy, event producer, said that “Rushdie will not be in India Jan 20 due to a change in his schedule. The festival stands by its invitation to the author.” Rushdie was expected to address at least two literary sessions on January 20. Nearly 250 authors from all over the world are expected to take part in the festival.

Rushdie, who is known for his Booker Prize winning novel Midnight’s Children written in 1981, spent a decade in hiding after Ruhollah Khomeini, the then Iranian spiritual leader called for his death. The Islamic community demanded a bar on his entry to India. “His books have hurt and insulted Muslims and Islam — how can he be a guest of this country?,” said Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, the vice chancellor.

Rushdie recently visited India in 2000 to attend the Commonwealth writers forum and visited again in 2007 to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival. Gehlot opined, “We can’t prevent (Rushdie) from coming to India since he is a PIO (Person of Indian Origin) and PIOs don’t need (a) visa.” Activists and free speech advocates have voiced against the government’s attempts to stop him from entering India.



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July 30, 2009

Jaipur\’s Queen Gayatri Devi dies at 90

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Maharani Gayatri Devi, formerly the Rajmata of Jaipur and one of the last of India’s surviving royalty, died Wednesday, July 29, after a ten-day illness. She was 90 years old.

Born in 1919 into the royal family of Cooch Behar, in 1939 Devi married Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur, becoming his third wife.

After India gained independence in 1947, the popular Devi ran for parliament in 1962 as a member of the Swatantra Party, winning her constituency with a then-record 78% of the vote. Devi won reelection twice, but she ran afoul of tax laws after the abolition of privy purses in 1971 and was jailed for five months.

After her release from prison, she withdrew from politics and published an autobiography, A Princess Remembers, in 1976; the 1997 film Mémoires d’une princesse des Indes (Memoirs of a Hindu Princess) was based around her life.

A funeral planned in Jaipur for today has drawn thousands of attendees. Gayatri Devi is survived by two grandchildren.



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