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Chittorgarh Fort cracks under illegal mining in its vicinity
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:42:43 -0700
In 2013, when six hill forts of Rajasthan got serial nomination on Unesco's World Heritage List, the state rejoiced.

Winged poppy thieves eat into farmers yields
Sat, 07 Mar 2015 23:44:15 -0800
Jaipur, March 8 (IANS) Poppy farmers in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district are facing a unique problem. Come March, parrots descend on their fields in large numbers to slurp on the milk oozing out of cuts made in the pods to ripen the yield. Some of them can be seen circling or staggering before falling from the trees due to overdose of opium," says Kishore Kumar Dhaker, a poppy farmer in Sukwara ...

Cracks Develop in Rajasthans Chittorgarh Fort as Illegal Mining Continues
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 00:52:03 -0700
It has stood the test of time for over 1,000 years, but the historic Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan is now under attack. Illegal mining of limestone in the vicinity has resulted in cracks in Kumbha Mah...

Illegal mining endangers Chittorgarh fort
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:09:48 -0700
Rampant illegal mining in Rajasthan has taken a heavy toll on Chittorgarh fort, a World Heritage Site, and prominent tourist destinations like Menal waterfalls in the Bhilwara district of Rajasthan. Leaders of the ruling BJP have alleged that cracks have appeared in 1,000-year-old Chittorgarh fort, while the 11 AD Shiv temple at Menal waterfall may also collapse due to illegal mining in nearby ...

India: Opium addict parrots steal juice from poppy pods to get a high; farmers left in a dilemma
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:47:55 -0700
Parrots addicted to opium are giving farmers a hard time in Chittorgarh district in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Hundreds of these winged thieves descend on poppy fields after farmers make cuts on the pods to ripen them. According to a report, a poppy farmer from Sukwara village in Chittorgarh district said: "Once they have their fill they sit on trees and sleep there for hours. Some ...

Stern action will be taken against illegal mining in Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:37:05 -0700
Stern action will be taken against illegal mining in Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje

Car turns fireball in Ratlam, 3 youths burnt alive
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 22:12:14 -0700
Three youths were burnt alive, while a co-passenger sustained severe burns, when the car they were on erupted in fire following an accident near Dodar in Ratlam district, 190km from Indore at around 2am on Tuesday.

10 totally awesome #India-Photos!
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:18:10 -0700
Rediff.com's readers share the best of their India travel images. You can share yours too!

1 More Succumbs to Swine Flu in Rajasthan, Number of Deaths Cross 400-Mark
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:22:18 -0700
One more person has succumbed to swine flu in Rajasthan, raising the toll due to the H1N1 virus to 403 in the state since January one this year, an official said.

8-year-old girl thrown off train in Madhya Pradesh
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 19:26:34 -0700
An eight-year-old girl was allegedly thrown off a general coach of Ratlam-Agra Fort train by a co-passenger over a seat on border between Ratlam and Mandsaur districts of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday.

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