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Two Tiger Cubs Found in Alwar, Rajasthan

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“Tiger Tiger burning bright. In the forest of the night.” is a verse by William Blake and these two lines express the power of tiger and the importance of this animal for eco-logical system. In India, we all are taking initiative to save tiger and here is great news for all tiger lovers. According to some reports, two tiger cubs have been seen in Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar, Rajasthan.

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R.S Shekhawat, the field director and the conservator of forest said that these two tiger cubs were found in Saturday night via CCTV camera tricks. He added that these two tiger cubs look cute and they are in great health condition. The cubs are approximately three to four months old. Mr. Shekhawat was very excited to say that along with these two tiger cubs the total strength has touched 11 with nine adults. The special team is going to care for these two cubs and their health. Then entire team that works for Sariska Tiger Reserve is extremely happy and they love the growing strength of tigers day by day. They are expecting that the strength will continue increasing and they will soon welcome some more tigers in Sariska Tiger Reserve.

Not only in Rajasthan, the scenario and the initiative of protecting the tigers in the entire nation is commendable. It is more like united initiative that we have to save tigers. Around the year 2004-05 the forest department of Rajasthan government has faced criticism over the disappearance of tigers from Sariska Tiger Reserve Center. It was really shameful and now the team is working hard and they want to take the project to the next level of saving the tigers.

After facing aggravation from various quarters and different levels, finally the Rajasthan state government has decided to transfer tigers from Ranthambore National Park in the Sawai Madhopur district of the state to Sariska. Over all, seven tigers have been shifted till now and we hope that soon more tigers will be shifted to Sariska Tiger Reserve. Sariska has already got the status of National Park in 1979. Thus, the initiative to save the glory is been taken and the forest reserve team is working hard to get back their lost glory.

In Rajasthan Sariska is one of the biggest parks and it is of 866 sq km. Visitors should not miss the opportunity and explore several animals like leopards, jungle cats, hyenas, jackals, chitals, sambars, langurs, wild boars, four-horned deer and many bird species.
So, if you are thinking to visit Rajasthan, never miss Sariska Tiger Reserve.

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Rajasthan Government Leverages an IT App to Keep a Track of Officials’ Visit in Villages

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje is all set to leverage technology to address the concerns of the villages. She has introduced an innovative plan to monitor the visits of the government officials to the villages and monitoring the results via an IT enabled application.

According to the prospective strategy, the cabinet as well as top government officials must spend a minimum of 10 days in a district, visiting each and every village and recording the residents’ complaints and concerns. This will be followed by timely resolutions which will be monitored on a daily basis via the tech application.

The app will function as an efficient management information system as used by today’s corporates. The chief minister said, “The problem, I realized from my last tenure as CM, is that nobody from government moved out of Jaipur, so things that were decided in the capital seldom got done at the block and panchayat level. People on the ground had reason to feel wounded. Now we want to ensure that the last man standing benefits.”

She further spoke about the importance of staying in step with the latest technology to bring transformations. The plan has been triggered with a 10-day stint in Bharatpur division and is likely to move to Bikaner next, starting from June 19. The plan is to complete similar ground-level visits to two more divisions by December this year and would include Udaipur and Kota.

Smt. Vasundhra Raje has created templates for district collectors, documenting an overview of their travel through the areas and activities to be carried out. And the IT app will help them monitor the travel details and record grievances received from the locals followed by the respective resolution on a real-time basis. “Such monitoring of district administrations could get the stalled government machinery to start moving again,” adds Raje.

The state government is putting all its endeavors to improve the region’s infrastructure to pave ways for investments thereby pushing further development. It is also gearing up for creating employment and large number of jobs in the state by bringing major reforms in outdated labour laws like the Industrial Disputes Act of 1947 and the Factories Act of 1948.

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Rajasthan to Launch Air Taxi Service

In an endeavor to boost Rajasthan tourism, the state government is planning to launch a new air taxi service.

“The proposal has been given approval by the chief minister and we are almost ready to operate our two state planes for the air taxi services”, says Kishan Singh Verma, Director, Civil Aviation, Rajasthan Government.

The fare distribution has been set as Rs 50,000 per hour for the five seater plane and Rs 70,000 per hour for the seven seater aircraft. In addition, theer will be other applicable charges for night hold, extension of ATC watch hour, (ground) handling.

The minimum booking time is 2 hours and will be done jointly by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and Civil Aviation Department. Staying in step with the kind of response coming in, the administration may also consider looping in the private agents for bookings at a later stage.

In addition to delivering efficient services to the tourists coming to Rajasthan, air taxi service will also become the state’s most prized attractions, cutting down the travelling time.

“The idea is to boost tourism prospects as well as making a unique facility available in the state. The service would also generate revenue for the government. We are hopeful that it will receive a good response” adds Mr. Verma.

Rajasthan has witnessed a strong growth in tourism over the past years, contributing largely to the economy. The launch of air taxi will not only bring a conventional approach to the state transport, it will also bring a wide global experience and freshness in the tourism.

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Azharuddin faces opposition from Congress workers

Jaipur: Mohammad Azharuddin former Indian Cricket Team captain is representing congress from Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency of Rajasthan and has also been facing some troubles from congress party workers. In this protest, some of the party workers burnt the posters in Tonk and were holding the demonstration at Patel Circle on Wednesday. As per the sources, protestors are demanding the ticket to be given to a local party worker.

Similar opposition to Azharuddin’s candidature has been reported from other areas as well like Malpura and Sawai Madhopur. As per the calculations, Tonk-Sawai Madhopur has larger number of minority voters that include Gujjar and Meena community.

“There is no dearth of good local candidates including Muslims in our area. We don’t want any outsider to be imposed on us,” said Naimuddin, a Congress worker.

He specified that the Congress party should reassess its decision and present the ticket to a local candidate and not to an outsider. Another party worker stated that the party people are feeling deceived due to which no one is working with enthusiasm. According to the statement, if the ticket was offered to a local candidate then the entire scenario would have been different and party people would have given their contribution.

“We don’t want any parachute candidate. It will be really difficult for us to give our 100 percent in the case of Azhar,” said a party worker.

Azharuddin had challenged the last Lok Sabha polls in the year of 2009 from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh. Despite all of these internal oppositions of party, Azhar is certain of making return to parliament for a second term.

“I was happy serving the Moradabad constituency and now the party wants me to shift to Sawai Madhopur and I dedicate myself to serving the people of the constitunecy,” he stated.

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