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Tourists add to moolah rouge

With New Year around the corner, hotels and sightseeing destinations are reporting a big boom in the Pink City. According to sources, tourist arrivals are so high that finding a room in a hotel in the city is difficult at present.Hotels are booked, discounts have vanished and crowd can be seen flocking at the historical monuments of the city. There is no stopping of rupees rolling into Amber fort which has already been visited by 1,91,205 visitors in December till now.All this is also resulting in heavy influx of vehicles on the city roads making the traffic move at snail’s speed. There is a big rush seen in the walled city and places like Amber fort, Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar and all such places.The world famous Amber fort is getting its coffers filled since last few days in a big way with both foreigner and domestic tourists making a bee line to this fort which comes first on the itinerary of any tourist coming to Jaipur.Officials informed that on Wednesday, Amber received Rs 15,91,830 from 12,328 tourists. Of these 1,590 were foreign tourists.Similarly, on December 26, 1,761 foreign tourists, 11,732 domestic tourists visited this fort. This made the fort get revenue of Rs 17,85,400 in a single day.A day earlier, on Christmas day, Amber earned whopping revenue of Rs 19,16,030 with 15,720 tourists coming to the fort.Meanwhile, Hawa Mahal too is receiving a large share of tourists. These days on an average tourists between 3,000-4,000 are visiting Hawa Mahal every day. The number was more on Saturday, Sunday and on Christmas on Monday. Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar are also on the “to visit” list of the tourists.However, heavy inflow of tourists has turned the narrow roads of Walled City overcrowded. Additionally, the ongoing smart city work at Ajmeri gate is causing problems for the traffic and tourists. With renovation work going on at Ajmeri Gate, the traffic has been made to run one-way.Meanwhile, hotels are all booked till January 2-3. There are no discounts being given even at budget hotels.Traffic influxHotels are booked, discounts have vanished and crowd can be seen flocking at the historical monuments of the city. There is no stopping of rupees rolling into Amber fort which has already been visited by 1,91,205 visitors in December till now. All this is resulting in heavy influx of vehicles on city roads.

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DCW chief conducts surprise raid at New Delhi station; asks govt to deploy more female constables

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Commission for Women Chief Swati Maliwal paid a surprise visit to New Delhi Railway Station on Sunday. Maliwal saw that only two female constables were deployed at the railway station, even as thousands of women commuters were moving around at 1.30 am New Delhi Railway Station situated between Ajmeri Gate and Kashmeri gate is the main railway station in Delhi. Thousands of passengers from across the nation travel each day from here. It is one of the busiest stations in India in terms of passenger movement. Despite all this, only two female constable were seen on duty ear. No female officer or police personnel was found on the Ajmeri Gate Police Chowki that guards one exit and entry point of the Railway Station. The central Railway Station is also very close to GB Road. The city’s crime branch has busted many human trafficking cases and the girls have been lifted from the Railway Station only. This makes the area more vulnerable to crime and women being unsafe in the area. Many dark spots and lanes serve as a hub for crime in the area making it more sensitive. Also, keeping in mind the increased number of unwanted incidents in the area compelled the Railway officials to install more CCTV cameras. As per reports, only nine out of the 213 stations under the Railway authority has CCTV cameras. According to Railway officials Rs.12 crore from the Nirbhaya fund was allotted to the stations to ensure safety of women. Incidents like theft and chain snatching has seen a fair increase in number this year. In 2017, 1,225 cases of theft of passengers’ belongings were reported till June. Last year, 12 instances of robberies and 3 of dacoity were reported in the Delhi area.A total of 2,874 cases of theft were reported in trains coming to Delhi or while departing from a station in the capital, along with 74 cases of robbery. While Railway Protection Force believes that the encroachments around the Railway tracks is a huge concern and the number of slum housing clusters are a bigger problem for them as many ‘anti-social’ elements stay around or in these areas. Despite all of these issues and the sensitivity of area on being prone to crime has not made the officials take proper measures to avoid such situations.

Prime conspirator in Akshardham temple terror attack case held in Ahmedabad

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The alleged prime conspirator in the 2002 terror attack on Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, Abdul Rashid Ajmeri, was arrested at the city airport after he arrived from Riyadh, a senior official said.The arrest was made late last night.”Ajmeri is one of the prime conspirators behind the Akshardham temple terror attack. He was arrested from the airport after he landed here late last night. We had inputs that he is travelling to Ahmedabad from Riyadh to meet his brother,” the DCP of Ahmadabad Crime Branch, Deepan Bhadran, said.It was alleged that he had planned the terror attack and helped Lashkar-e-Taiba in carrying it out.Ajmeri, an Ahmedabad resident, “had absconded to Riyadh before the terror act was committed,” Bhadran said, adding that more names may come out during his interrogation.Two militants, allegedly with links to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, had attacked the temple in Gandhinagar on September 24, 2002, killing 32 and injuring over 80 people.The attackers were were killed by the National Security Guard (NSG) commandos.The Supreme Court had, in May 2014, acquitted all six convicts arrested earlier, including three facing death sentence, in the case.

Govt’s trademark Rajasthali falls prey to piracy, legal action sought

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The trademark of government enterprise “Rajasthali” is also not safe from impostors who are misusing this intellectual properties for misleading the tourists. This was observed during annual general body meeting of The Rajasthan Small Industries Corporation (RAJSICO) held on Wednesday . “Rajasthali” name and its logo are trademark of the RAJSICO which is a government enterprise. It has a big showroom at Ajmeri Gate in Jaipur and sees a regular flow of both foreign and domestic tourists.Meghraj Lohia, Chairman of RAJSICO,during the meeting said that the name of Rajasthali and its logo is trademark of RAJSICO and the people misusing the logo and using a similar logo will face legal action from the government.Lohia said, that few selfish people are misleading the tourists by using the name of Rajasthali and logo. The products sold by Rajasthali have logo of Rajasthali printed on them and are most sought after by foreign tourists. Notably, courts in Jaipur see 2-3 cases of infringement of intellectual property every month and mostly they are related to logo. The showroom offers authentic Rajasthan handicrafts and clothes and also has a section of outfits designed by famous designer Bibi Russell.

Akhilesh unhappy over scrapping of holidays by Adityanath govt

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to cancel 15 public holidays on the birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities did not go down well with former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. “Samajwadis have given maximum holidays,” he said here today on the decision taken by the UP cabinet. Akhilesh was asked by mediapersons to comment on the Yogi Adityanath government’s decision to prune the list of official holidays. Most of the holidays had been declared by the previous Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) governments apparently to keep certain sections of the society in good humour and often with an eye on the vote bank. The state cabinet at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath yesterday decided to cancel 15 such public holidays in educational institutions. “Instead, students in schools and colleges would now be taught about the great personalities on these days,” Cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma said briefing mediapersons. An official release said government employees were free to avail restricted holidays on these days. Adityanath had in his address on the occasion of B R Ambedkar’s 126th birth anniversary here expressed concern over the shrinking academic session due to increased holidays. “There should be no holidays in schools on birth anniversary of great personalities. Instead, a special two- hour programme should be held to teach students about them. The 220-day academic session has been reduced to only 120 days due to such holidays and if this tradition continues, there will be no day left for teaching in schools,” he had said. In Uttar Pradesh, there are 42 public holidays of which at least 17 are related to the birth anniversaries of eminent personalities. The SP government had declared holidays on the birth anniversaries of former prime minister Chandrashekhar (April 17), Maharishi Kashyap and Maharshi Nishadraj Jayanti (April 5), Hazrat Ajmeri Garib Nawaj Urs (April 26), Maharana Pratap Jayanti (May 9) besides on the death anniversary of Ambedkar (December 6). Public holidays that have been scrapped by the new government include Jan Nayak Karpori Thakur birth anniversary (Jan 24), Maharshi Kashyap and Maharaj Guha birth anniversary (Apr 5), Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Ajmeri Gareeb Nawaz Urs on (Apr 14), Chandrashekhar birth anniversary (Apr 17), Parashu Ram Jayanti (Apr 28), Maharana Pratap Jayanti (May 9), Jamat Ul Vida on June 23 (last Friday of Ramzan), Chhat Puja (Oct 26), Eid Milad Un Nabi (Dec 2), Chaudhary Charan Singh Jayanti (Dec 23).(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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