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More than 4,000 tourists, on an average, visited the Amber fort in Jaipur during the Navratri festival.

Published: 21st October 2018 05:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2018 05:35 AM   |  A+A-

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Visitors flock at Amber fort during Navratri
More than 4,000 tourists, on an average, visited the Amber fort in Jaipur during the Navratri festival. On Ashtami itself, over 7,000 visitors came to the fort. The bulk of these visitors also visited the Shila Mata temple there. Shila Devi is the famous idol of Durga that was brought to the fort by Raja Man Singh I of Amber from Jessore in 1604.

According to a folklore, towards the end of sixteenth century, Maharaja Mansingh took to praying to the deity after being defeated in a battle. Goddess Kali then appeared in a dream and asked the Maharaja to establish her shrine in his capital. The idol, according to myth, was recovered from the sea in the form of a ‘Shila’ (slab) and it was brought to Amber where it was cleaned and washed. This is how the goddess is named as Shila Mata.

Rahul’s ‘Chai Pe Charcha’
It looks like Congress is taking a leaf out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s book. Congress President Rahul Gandhi, currently on a visit to poll-bound Rajasthan, stopped his convoy at a roadside tea stall to interact with people. He could be seen posing for pictures with the crowd alongside state Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former chief minister and senior party leader Ashok Gehlot. Congress’ Jaipur district president Pratap Singh Khachariyawas also held his own ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ in the city. 

Woman biker completes Leh-Kanyakumari trip 
Vaishali Bhagat of Jaipur, a biker, completed her 3,800-km trip from Leh to Kanyakumari successfully in six and half days. Her group consisted of 40 riders and she was among just two women in the group. The other girl was from Tamil Nadu. Vaishali said the crew had to travel 600-700 km through rough terrain on a single day. The most difficult phase of the trip for her was the climb through Khardung La, she said. Bhagat, who has been riding since for the last seven years, said amongst all her rides, the trip to the country’s Northeastern region was the trickiest.

E-FIR facility for vehicle theft cases in state
The Rajasthan police is now offering citizens the facility to file an FIR on the internet in cases of vehicle theft. Director General of Police OP Gehlotra formally activated the feature on Thursday. He said, “By using the internet the general public can access their vehicle theft report online anywhere and anytime. Even if the accused is unknown and force was not used on the victim an e-FIR can be lodged.”

Any citizen can login with an SSO-ID and register an e-FIR. Gehlotra added that if anyone misuses the platform or provides false information, legal proceedings will be brought against the applicant under relevant sections of the I PC. The name of the police station and location information is recorded in the complainant’s form.



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