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Amid Covid-19 lockdown, poaching spikes in western Rajasthan

Among the animals poached is the chinkara, Rajasthan’s state animal and a protected species.
The carcass of a chinkara seized from poachers in Jodhpur.(HT PHOTO)
The carcass of a chinkara seized from poachers in Jodhpur.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 30, 2020 05:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | ByDinesh Bothra

Police hunt for Jodhpur’s ‘James Bond’ after 007 gang’s video goes viral

Jodhpur police arrested three members of the gang while others including the kingpin are absconding. It was the kingpin who had formed the group called 007, police said
Video of a Rajasthan gang, that has fashioned itself after fictitious British agent 007, dancing with guns, went viral recently.(Shutterstock)
Video of a Rajasthan gang, that has fashioned itself after fictitious British agent 007, dancing with guns, went viral recently.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 03:44 PM IST
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Arms act case: Jodhpur court rejects govt applications against Salman Khan on fake affidavit charges

The state government had filed the applications under section 340 of the Code of Criminal Procedure demanding that a case should be registered under section 193 of the Indian Penal Code.
A case of possessing arms with an expired license was lodged against Salman Khan in Luni police station of Jodhpur district on October 15, 1998(IANS File Photo)
A case of possessing arms with an expired license was lodged against Salman Khan in Luni police station of Jodhpur district on October 15, 1998(IANS File Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 05:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | ByDinesh Bothra

Animal count go down in Luni basin, finds study

The study on desert wild fauna was carried out in 125 km length of the Luni river in Jodhpur district (from village Jhak in Bilara tehsil to village Dhundhara in Luni tehsil) from 2003 to 2019.
Apart from ungulates like Indian gazelle, blackbuck and nilgai or blue bull, wild animals such as wolf, Indian fox, desert fox, Indian porcupine are key species of the region.(PTI File Photo)
Apart from ungulates like Indian gazelle, blackbuck and nilgai or blue bull, wild animals such as wolf, Indian fox, desert fox, Indian porcupine are key species of the region.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 12:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | ByDinesh Bothra

Folk dancer Queen Harish dies in accident

Dancer Queen Harish was heading towards Jaipur from Jaisalmer with his team, when a truck hit his SUV, which was badly damaged in the accident. The accident occurred near Kaparda village in Jodhpur district, police said.
Harish, popularly known as the Queen Harish, used to dance in the Chakri, Bhawai, Terah Tali, Ghoomar, Kalbelia styles of Rajasthani folk dance.(HT Photo)
Harish, popularly known as the Queen Harish, used to dance in the Chakri, Bhawai, Terah Tali, Ghoomar, Kalbelia styles of Rajasthani folk dance.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 08:08 AM IST
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12 dead as vehicles collide in Jodhpur

The deceased include two children and six women. Six others are admitted to a hospital and undergoing treatment.
The incident occurred near Agolai village in Balesar area, where twelve people, including two children, died when two vehicles collided head-on.(HT File Photo (representative image))
The incident occurred near Agolai village in Balesar area, where twelve people, including two children, died when two vehicles collided head-on.(HT File Photo (representative image))
Updated on May 28, 2019 03:43 PM IST
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Jodhpur | ByPress Trust of India

Will battleground Mewar spring a surprise in polls?

In 2018 assembly elections, the Congress came to power with 100 seats, but lost Mewar. The party won only 12 out of 35 assembly seats. The results surprised political experts.
In 2014, the BJP won all 5 (the party won all 25 LS seats of the state). This was preceded by the BJP’S landslide in the assembly elections when the party won 163 seats in the house of 200. In Mewar’s 35 seats, BJP won 31.(HT Photo)
In 2014, the BJP won all 5 (the party won all 25 LS seats of the state). This was preceded by the BJP’S landslide in the assembly elections when the party won 163 seats in the house of 200. In Mewar’s 35 seats, BJP won 31.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 11:54 AM IST
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Constituency watch: Caste equations play key role, Rajputs dominant in Lohawat

Lohawat, which comes in Jodhpur district, is counted among the assembly constituencies where caste equations play important role. Rajput community voters dominate the constituency, followed by Vishnoi and Jat communities, which almost have equal votes.
District Congress committee (Jodhpur rural) general secretary, Kishanaram Udani (L) and District BJP president of Phalodi, Revant Singh Rajpurohit .(File Photo)
District Congress committee (Jodhpur rural) general secretary, Kishanaram Udani (L) and District BJP president of Phalodi, Revant Singh Rajpurohit .(File Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 10:35 PM IST
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Labour of BSF jawan’s widow pays off, sons set to become doctors

The younger son of Vimla Devi (48) from Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district cleared National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the results of which were declared early this month.
BSF jawan's widow worked as daily wage labourer to help her sons crack NEET.(A.H.Zaidi/HT PHOTO)
BSF jawan's widow worked as daily wage labourer to help her sons crack NEET.(A.H.Zaidi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 10:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kota | ByAabshar H Quazi

Second census to clear air on threat to peafowl in state

The first census, conducted last December in the state, showed maximum number of peafowl in Jodhpur district of western Rajasthan. Barmer district has the second highest peafowl population. Before this exercise, a peacock census was conducted in the Sariska National Park in 2001.
A peafowl is a large crested pheasant found mainly in Asia.(HT PHOTO)
A peafowl is a large crested pheasant found mainly in Asia.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 10:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | ByDinesh Bothra

No state BJP president, ministers’ yatra hits roadblock in Rajasthan

No schedule or detail of the tours have been chalked out yet.
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje at Chauth ka Barwara in Sawai Madhopur.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje at Chauth ka Barwara in Sawai Madhopur.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 09:43 PM IST
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Salman Khan arrives in Jodhpur for bail hearing in blackbuck poaching case

While granting bail to Salman Khan on April 7, the judge had asked the actor to appear before the court after a month on May 7 when it would hear his plea for suspension of sentence.
Actor Salman Khan arrives at Jodhpur airport on May 6.(IANS Photo)
Actor Salman Khan arrives at Jodhpur airport on May 6.(IANS Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2018 08:17 PM IST
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Child marriage annulled ahead of Akha Teej

Mamta, now 21, came to know about her child marriage with Barmer district’s Budhharam a few years ago. She is the daughter of Bhagirath Bishnoi of Jodhpur district’s Boranada village.
Child marriage of Mamta Bishnoi (left) was annulled with the help of Kriti Bharti (right) managing trustee Saarthi Trust at Jodhpur.(HT PHOTO)
Child marriage of Mamta Bishnoi (left) was annulled with the help of Kriti Bharti (right) managing trustee Saarthi Trust at Jodhpur.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 09:50 PM IST
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Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan gets 5 years in prison, Saif Ali Khan and other actors acquitted

Actor Salman Khan was convicted of killing two blackbucks in September 1998 while shooting for a Bollywood movie. Co-accused Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu and Neelam — all actors — were acquitted.
Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at the court for a hearing in allegations on blackbuck hunting case in Jodhpur.(PTI Photo)
Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at the court for a hearing in allegations on blackbuck hunting case in Jodhpur.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 07:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | ByDinesh Bothra

Blackbuck poaching case live: Salman Khan convicted, gets five-year jail term

Salman Khan was convicted of poaching blackbucks in Jodhpur district in Rajasthan in September 1998. The court acquitted co-defendants Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari. Here are the live updates
Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at the airport in Jodhpur on Wednesday ahead of a verdict in the long-running blackbuck poaching case.(AFP Phto)
Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at the airport in Jodhpur on Wednesday ahead of a verdict in the long-running blackbuck poaching case.(AFP Phto)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 03:24 PM IST
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