Anindo Dey | TNN

Jaipur: A public outcry is expected after the mining department recently allocated more than two quarries per applicant in a recently held lottery of sandstone quarries at Sihanda village of Shergarh in Jodhpur. As per the minor mineral rule 22, no person can be given more than two quarries.

The Cheetah Reintroduction Project is all set to gain momentum with the Union ministry of environment and forests taking up the details in a meeting on Friday.
Officials from Rajasthan will also participate in the meeting as on e of the selected sites in the project is in the state.

Jaipur: Malaria has registered a steep rise in the western districts of the state. The districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer registered more than a thousand cases last week.

Vimal Bhatia | TNN

Jaisalmer: Rajasthan

P. Sunderarajan

NEW DELHI: In a reversal of roles, the desert State of Rajasthan received more rain than the green States in the northeast.

As per the latest data available with the India Meteorological Department, Rajasthan received 20 per cent more rainfall than the normal, while Manipur is faced with a whopping deficit of 52 per cent and Meghalaya, 41 per cent.


New Delhi: The Union environment and forests minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday gave green signal to reintroduce cheetah in three locations in the country. The project will cost around Rs 300 crore in the first year itself and will also displace over 100 settlements.

Jaipur: Famous the world over for offering wide variety of wildlife at destinations like Ranthambore National Park and Keoladeo National Park, the desert state may soon turn into home for cheetahs, which the Union government is planning to introduce. The government plans to bring cheetahs to India from African countries.

FLOOD-LIKE situation prevails in the droughtprone Jaislamer district of Rajasthan as torrential rains hit the region badly. The entire western Rajasthan is badly affected by the spell of heavy rains due to Phet and upper cyclonic circulation. Jaisalmer received over 12 cm rains followed by Jodhpur and Barmer which received 3 cm and 2 cm respectively.

Jaisalmer: Continuing heatwave across swathes of Rajasthan has forced hundreds of cattle-rearers from Jaisalmer and Barmer to migrate to neighbouring states in search of meadows for their livestock. Mercury in the areas bordering Pakistan has shot up to 50 degree C and left scores of people dead.

The entire northern and eastern India is in the grip of a severe heat wave with Sriganganagar in Rajasthan reeling at 44.8 degree Celsius on Sunday and Purulia in West Bengal recording 44 degrees. Kolkata at 41 degrees witnessed five notches above normal temperature at this time.