At least six people, including Congress leader Sachin Pilot, were today injured after being beaten by the police as they marched towards the Rajasthan state assembly in protest against the land acquisition rules in the state and the Centre.
A group of 20 Christian missionaries from Hyderabad have alleged that they were detained by the police in Jaipur and then beaten inside a police station. They claimed that the incident happened on Thursday afternoon, when they were distributing pamphlets, after running into trouble with some locals.
A 19-year-old Japanese tourist's visit to Jaipur took a brutal turn early on Monday morning. She was allegedly raped, and dumped at an isolated place, nearly 60 kilometers from Jaipur. The man accused of the crime had reportedly befriended her by introducing himself as a tour guide.
The Rajasthan government is worried about a sudden rise in cases of swine flu in the state. In the last one month, the disease has claimed 27 lives; over a 100 people in the state are still battling it.
Inter-relations of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan today took centrestage at the Jaipur LitFest where panelists discussed the upswing in talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan besides India's ties with its neighbour.
Setting the tone for the Jaipur Literature festival, Sufi gospel singer Sonam Kalra's voice, singing the famous hymn 'Abide with Me', welcomed delegates to what has become one of the biggest literary events in the world.