Rajasthan Government will soon bring a new tourism Policy with an aim to promote tourism activities in the state. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced this while reviewing the Tourism Department through video conference. He interacted with district-level officers of the tourism department and invited their suggestions to give pace to tourism. The Chief Minister said that Rajasthan is a prominent tourism centre. Livelihood of lakhs of people in the State depends on tourism. This policy will help in bringing back the tourism sector on the tracks which is currently facing crisis due to COVID-19. CM Gehlot said that "Fairs and festivals are our cultural heritage. We need to give them a new look and introduce new things so that more and more domestic and foreign tourists can be attracted. Rebranding of fairs and festivals including Pushkar Fair, Desert Festival, Kumbhalgarh and Bundi Festival should be done. With introducing new thinking, activities should be included to attract tourists." The Chief Minister also underlined that Rajasthan has a large number of religious sites which are ancient and are important from the archaeological point of view. CM directed the Officers to prepare an outline to develop these religious sites keeping in view increase in tourism.
Women Congress MLAs applied 'mehendi' (henna) on their hands to celebrate 'Kajari Teej' at Hotel Suryagarh in Jaisalmer. Congress MLAs supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot shifted to Suryagarh last week. They were earlier lodged at the Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur.
Rajasthan Congress MLAs lodged at Hotel Suryagarh in Jaisalmer celebrated the birthday of Congress MLA Bharosi Lal Jatav on August 03. Congress MLAs supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot are lodged at Suryagarh hotel. They reached Suryagarh Hotel in Jaisalmer on August 31. They were earlier lodged at the Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur.
Career politician and Member of Parliament, Amar Singh, passed away on August 1, 2020. He had been hospitalised in Singapore. Singh was an active commentator of domestic issues till the very end, even tweeting tributes to Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Eid-al-Adha wishes. He had been battling health issues for a long time. On March 22, he had tweeted a video from his hospital bed, supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Around 3 weeks earlier, he had debunked rumours of his death with a message titled 'Tiger Zinda Hai'. A month earlier, he had posted a rapprochement message for actor Amitabh Bachchan. The two had been close friends till a falling out around a decade ago. In the political world, Singh had been considered close to Samajwadi Party founder-patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, until he quit the party in 2010. A year later, he floated the Rashtriya Lok Manch which didn't perform well in the subsequent elections. In 2014, he had joined Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal.
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As Srinagar is reeling under COVID-19 lockdown, people celebrated the festival of Eid al-Adha at their homes on August 01. Locals are avoiding from visiting mosques to contain the spread of COVID-19. Security personnel kept a strict vigil in Srinagar to avoid unnecessary movement of public.
On the occasion of Eid-al-Adha, many Bollywood celebrities posted wishes via social media. Actor Shah Rukh Khan tweeted wishes with a photograph of his son AbRam offering prayers. Actor Salman Khan posted an image from his farmhouse with the message of 'Eid Mubarak'. Sending a message amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Salman had covered his face while standing in a field. Emraan Hashmi spread awareness about Covid precautions with a funny tweet of a sheep wearing a mask. Farah Khan's Eid wishes with a photograph of her triplets also had a reference to the pandemic. Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, and Madhuri Dixit Nene were some of the other celebrities who extended Eid wishes. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, who is undergoing treatment for Covid infection at a hospital in Mumbai, also tweeted wishes for the festival. Eid-al-Adha 2020 is one of the festivals being celebrated under the shadow of the ongoing pandemic.
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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on July 31 said that Congress MLAs were shifted to Jaisalmer from Jaipur as they faced "mental harassment". "Our MLAs who were lodged here (Jaipur) since many days, were being harassed mentally. We thought of shifting them, to keep external pressure away," said Gehlot. Congress MLAs supporting CM Gehlot were shifted from Fairmont Hotel to Suryagarh in Jaisalmer.
Congress MLAs supporting Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, left for Jaisalmer from Jaipur amid the political crisis in the state. "Our MLAs is going Jaisalmer because they wanted to change it, and..