Jaipur: The heaviest downpours in more than three decades flooded large parts of the capital of the desert state of Rajasthan on Wednesday, leaving eight people dead and forcing the administration

JAIPUR: Incessant rain threw life completely out of gear in the state capital and other districts. The rain that began as a drizzle soon turned into a fury by Tuesday midnight and claimed 14 lives in the state - eight in the state capital, two each in Jaipur rural, Dholpur and Dausa districts.

The torrential rain in the capital that lasted for two hours, between 12.15 am to 2.30 am, recorded 17 cm, the highest in the past three decades. Last it was on July 23, 1981 when the Pink City had witnessed a rain of 32.6 cm on a single day.

Heavy rains killed at least 14 persons and rendered hundreds homeless in Rajasthan in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Jaipur: The Rajasthan high court, while hearing a case related to heath hazards due to mobile tower radiations, on Thursday sought data from the state on the number of cancer patients undergoing tr

Jaipur: The alleged threat of radiation from mobile towers has now made the high court look up.

The Rajasthan high court, while hearing a case related to heath hazards due to mobile tower radiations on Thursday, demanded statistics from the state government on the number of cancer patients undergoing treatment and those who have died in Jaipur. The data, along with steps taken to address public concern over the radiation, has been sought by August 16.

JAIPUR: Underweight newborns are not only common in rural areas but also in big cities of the state. The annual health survey released by the Centre recently said it is common problem of both urban and rural areas.

In Jaipur 31.7% infants have weights less than 2.5kg at birth. Infants born with weight less than 2.5kg were 30% in Jaipur urban area while the figure is 33.9% in Jaipur rural areas.

Jaipur: The recently notified buffer zone for the Sariska tiger reserve seems to have got a better deal. About 250 sq km was added to the CTH of the reserve.
According to sources, “The buffer zone here is a continuous chain of land unlike the fragmented buffer of Ranthambore. However, the buffer area in the north western and southern part of the CTH here is much more than the other parts.”

For creating the buffer zone in Sariska, parts of forest land from the Alwar and Jaipur forest division were included. While areas such as Sirawas, Digani and Bhasra were included from the Alwar forest division, the Digota block of the Jamua Ramgarh sanctuary was included from the Jaipur forest division.

JAIPUR: Six new antiretroviral therapy (ART) centres will be opened this year in the state to provide free drugs to people living with HIV, as the National Aids Control Society (NACO) has approved funds for the purpose in its annual action plan 2012-13.

The new centres would come up at Bharatpur, Jhunjhunu, Barmer, Dungarpur, Nagaur and Jalore. The NACO has approved Rs 32 crore for preventing new infections, care support and treatment, institutional strengthening and strategic management information system. Last year too, NACO had approved almost an equal amount for the state.

JAIPUR: The work on the Ghat ki Guni tunnel project has hit another roadblock, this time, in the form of protests by residents on acquisition of land for widening of the road from Jawahar Nagar end to the tunnel.

The project on the Jaipur-Agra national highway has already missed its June deadline. Now, officials fear the protests could further push the August 15 deadline. Residents along with public representatives launched a strong protest on Sunday against the 200-feet road widening plan that would require the authorities to acquire land.

Jaipur: The state government on Monday filed a detailed report on the shops and sculpture manufacturers working in Khajanewalon Ka Rasta in the old Walled City and stated that no manufacturing work will be allowed as it has resulted in air and noise pollution.

The government also clearly stated before the court that no manufacturing unit will be allowed in the Walled City including Khajanewalon Ka Rasta, Bhindon Ka Rata and the adjoinging old places known as 'chhokri murtikar'.