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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Rajasthan is one of the border states of India, sharing India’s frontier with Pakistan on the west and northwest.  Punjab bounds it on the north, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on the north-east and east, Madhya Pradesh on the south and south-east and Gujarat on the south-west. Rajasthan is one of the few states of India that show great contrast from one area to another.  This disparity is noticeable in respect of climate, soil, vegetation, mineral resources, etc.

Textiles, rugged and woolen goods, sugar, cement, glass, sodium, oxygen and acetylene units, pesticides, insecticides, and dyes are some of the major industries. 


Other enterprises include the manufacture of caustic soda, calcium carbide and nylon tyre cord and copper smelting.  Small scale industrial units numbering 2, 37, 252 give employment to about 9.13 million people: marble work, woolen carpets, jewellery, embroidery, articles of leather, pottery and brass embossing. Rajasthan handicrafts are famous all over the world.  Tourism contributes to 13% of the State Domestic Product.

Rajasthan has several sights to offer the tourist, especially in ancient and medieval architecture.  Places of interest are Mount Abu, Ajmer, Alwar (Sariska tiger sanctuary), Bharatpur (Keoladeo bird sanctuary), Bikaner, Jaipur (the Pink City), Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pali, Jaisalmer and Chittorgarh. The Ranthambore national park is to be renamed after Rajiv Gandhi.


The phenomenon of migration and remittances, without doubt, has been Without doubt, migration and remittances have been among the greatest integrators and levellers levelers of the 20th century. (Foreign Remittances — Growing With The Flow, Business Line, C. J. Punnathara, Aug 10, 2007)

Women writers no longer want to be told what and how they `ought to' and `ought not to' write (Mould? What's That?, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 29, 2007)

A spiritual Ambedkar may pose more danger to Hinduism than a political Ambedkar. (A New Message , Deccan Herald, Kancha Ilaiah, Oct 24, 2006)

To launch the "Prince of Wales New Food Foundation" and interact with farmers ( I Love Coming To India: Charles, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 27, 2006)

Remember that school lesson about Robert Bruce, the Scottish prince, defeated in eight battles against England and rising to win the ninth one? (Shiyojiram, Ssc!, Indian Express, V. Gangadhar, Mar 11, 2006)

Railway officials of India and Pakistan today held talks on the operational details of 'Thar Express,' the Khokhrapar-Munabao train service connecting Sindh province and Rajastan, which will resume from next month. (Talks Held On Operational Details Of 'Thar Express', Press Trust of India, K J M Varma, Jan 31, 2006)

The Amritsar-Lahore bus service will be launched tomorrow, taking the people-to-people contact between India and Pakistan another step forward. As per the agreement between the two countries, the bus from Pakistan would leave from Lahore . . . (Amritsar-Lahore Bus Service Launch Today, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 20, 2006)

India and Pakistan were also poised to start a second train service, this time connecting Khohrapar in Sindh and Munnabao in Rajastan from February 1. (Lahore-Amritsar Bus Service From Today, Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 20, 2006)

The Bimaru States comprising Bihar, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh (UP).... (Bimaru Or Bimari?, Business Line, B. S. Raghavan , Aug 12, 2005)

Manmohan Singh said focussing on empowerment of women and eliminating poverty is the best way to achieve population stabilisation. (Population Stabilisation Not By Coercion: Pm, Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 24, 2005)

The Rajasthan government has set up infrastructural facilities and various product-specific special economic zone (SEZ) ( Rajasthan Woos Investors In State , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 19, 2005)

Salman Khan and the Nawab of Pataudi appear to be only bit players in the horrifying poaching play which has been going on ruthlessly. Unless proven innocent, their trial is well-merited. There are, however, also culprits far worse than them on the prowl. (Poaching Unlimited, Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Jul 02, 2005)

Rampant corruption in poverty alleviation schemes. (Loot For Work Programme, Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Jul 01, 2005)

The Indian government should promptly implement the Supreme Court's order to create an effective witness-protection program and conduct impartial investigations to determine who was responsible for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Human Rights Watch said today. (Supreme Court Ruling Applauded; Government Should Now Take Steps To Comply, Human Rights Watch, Editorial, Human Rights Watch, Apr 14, 2004)

Vidarbha could be an ideal pilot for the kind of economic and political system that the mainstream farmers' movement in India has been demanding and agitating for. The movement for a separate Vidarbha was so far led bypoliticians who treated it as a flag (Vidarbha - A Model Farmers' State?, Business Line, Sharad Joshi , Dec 10, 2003)

WITH HIS ``DISCLOSURE'' of information about a low intensity blast having brought down the Babri Masjid (rather than the storm troopers of the Sangh Parivar), the RSS chief, Mr. K. Sudarshan, is playing the now familiar game of the Sangh Parivar; to say d (A specious interjection, Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Dec 15, 2000)



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