JCTSL staff call off strike, buses to ply from Tuesday

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JAIPUR: Over two lakh commuters who were facing inconvenience for the past one month can now heave a sigh of relief as nearly 250 low-floor buses will operate from Tuesday after the Jaipur City Transport Service Limited (JCTSL) employees called off the strike on Monday. The JCTSL employees’ association claims the decision was taken to ‘call off’ the ongoing strike, which was on since September 17 after corporation agreed to fulfil its five demands, except implementation of 7th Pay Commission. JCTSL Employees’ Union, general secretary Chandra Prakash Dhakaad said, “The…

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Reinventing the saga of Ram

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JAIPUR: In the era of thousands of private channels providing multiple alternatives for entertainment, social networking and smartphones, Ramlila is still not passé. Thanks to the families associated with performing Ramlila. These families are bringing a new vocabulary, distinct style of adding realistic body movements, dialogue delivery, sophisticated lighting, original compositions and make-up, to keep people engrossed for the nine days of their performance. The new-age, innovative Ramlila entails original compositions, sophisticated lighting and make-up as well as non-dramatic and more relatable performances TOI on Tuesday met Ramlila artists from…

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Another accused in SHO murder case arrested from Chittorgarh

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JAIPUR: A day after arresting four prime accused involved in the murder of an SHO and a constable of Fatehpur Kotwali, a team of police commissionerate, Jaipur managed to arrest Anuj alias Chota Pandya on Tuesday. The accused was also involved in the same murder case. The police team handed over the accused to the Sikar police team on Tuesday. A team of Jaipur police range with Nawalgarh SHO Mahaveer Singh Rathore had initially got a tip-off that Chota Pandya was in Ahmedabad. Though this team could not find him…

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Hard work of workers to ensure party’s win: CM Vasundhara Raje

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JAIPUR: Chief minister Vasundhara Raje has expressed confidence of victory in the assembly election. While addressing party workers at a feedback meeting in Ranakpur, Pali, Raje said that party will repeat the 2013 formula in selecting candidates which helped them winning 163 assembly seats. Disclosing the formula, she said, “Our party workers’ confidence, commitment and hard work will ensure success in 2018.” She made the claim on the basis of support received during the Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra. The first phase of feedback of four divisions—Bikaner, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Kota will…

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22 pregnant women among 80 test positive so far in Jaipur

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JAIPUR: With eight more persons tested positive for Zika virus in the city on Tuesday, the total Zika-infected cases increased to 80. At a time when the health department is claiming that Zika virus is not life-threatening, 22 pregnant women have already been tested positive for Zika virus disease (ZVD) in the city since the first case of the ZVD was found on September 22. There is higher risk of microcephaly among babies born to mothers who have not completed first trimester of pregnancy when infected with Zika virus. Microcephaly…

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Blood banks directed to conduct Zika screening of donors

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JAIPUR: With 72 cases of Zika already having been reported in the city, there are higher chances of transfusion of infected blood through blood transfusion. Blood banks across the city and adjoining districts have been directed to conduct screening of donors before collecting blood from them. One of the routes of transmission of Zika virus is blood transfusion. Team from the Centre reached Jaipur for helping state government in preventing spread of Zika virus disease. They have expressed concern on the possibility of infected blood transfusion. Acting on the advice…

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