JAIPUR: Rajasthan bagged the second prize in the Comprehensive Development of Tourism category during the National Tourism Awards ceremony on Wednesday. The award was given by President Pratibha Patil at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi to Seema Bahugana, principal resident commissioner in Delhi. In the same category, Madhya Pradesh was adjudged the best state.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said the Dewas drinking water project in Udaipur district is on the “highest priority” for the State Government and would get additional budget for construction of the State's longest water transport tunnel for the benefit of the residents of the City of Lakes.

Intervening in reply to a question in the State Assembly, Mr. Gehlot said he had visited the project site recently and was monitoring the progress of work for supply of drinking water from Mansi Wakal, Akodra and Madri dams to Udaipur. Budget for the ambitious project had already been enhanced, he added.

JAIPUR: At least 20 Chikungunia cases have been reported so far in Udaipur. The cases seemed to be increasing with each passing day.

Will not just help provide livelihood, but also protect land

Alarm bells have started ringing in the government over recent trend of highway builders quoting huge premiums to bag contracts.

AGARTALA: The impasse over land acquisition has emerged a major bottleneck in laying rail track in between Agartala and Udaipur with the state government failing to convince the landowners in Bisha

The Planning Commission, headed by the prime minister, has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court quantifying the daily poverty line for an adult as Rs 26 in rural, and Rs 32 in urban India.

The Union Cabinet's Committee on infrastructure on Thursday gave its approval for Rs.6013.70-crore six-laning of the Kishangarh-Udaipur-Ahmedabad section of the National Highway. Of the total cost, Rs.626.40 crore will be spent on land acquisition, rehabilitation and reconstruction purposes.

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has pulled up the Rajasthan Government for “delayed release and slow spending” of funds on an Integrated Forest Protection Scheme partially sponsored by th

JAIPUR: Rajasthan is at a higher risk of HIV transmission due to geographical and occupational reasons such as tourism, according to World Health Organisation.

WHO officials threw light on Rajasthan's status relating to HIV/AIDS at a press briefing on the second day of WHO's South East Asia Region's 64th session of the Regional Committee meeting here on Thursday.

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