|Sawai Madhopur is the gateway to the tiger’s den. Nestled between the Aravalli and Vindhya mountain ranges, this is one destination that has everything: wildlife, culture, history, religion and, with some luck, heart-pounding
excitement. Home to the Ranthambore Fort and Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur’s royal past manifests itself in the well-preserved imposing fort atop a steep high creek.
Tiger relaxing in cool waters, Ranthambore National Park.
Rewari’s unsung hero who
almost repulsed Nadir Shah
Rewari, February 23
Though centuries have rolled by, the name of Rao Bal Krishan – a great hero of Ahirwal, who along with thousands of his brave jawans, had laid down his life near Karnal on February 24, 1739, fighting valiantly against the forces of Persian invader Nadir Shah – has remained shrouded in anonymity.
Garbage piles up as municipal staff play truant
Sonepat, February 23
It is a nightmare to visit most of the sectors in the city in these ‘plague’ days. The infighting in the present municipal set-up has made sure that the council employees do not care two hoots about their responsibilities. One fall-out of this is the garbage heaps dotting most of the sectors in the city.
Prayer, a fount of solace for suffering souls
As religious people believing in God, we are all aware of the influence of prayer in our individual lives. It is true our temples, gurdwaras, churches and mosques reverberate with the prayers of the devout on festive occasions and even in the course of daily life.
Imam being quizzed about ‘mysterious’ visitor
Sonepat, February 23
Mr Zahid Hussain, the imam of a mosque, was taken into custody on Friday by the CIA staff at Tharia village about 20 km from here, for his alleged involvement with terrorists. Later, the imam was taken to the police station in the city.
- 1 killed, 12 hurt
- 3 whisked away
- Blood donation
- Annual exams
- Youth killed
- Thunder showers
- Open darbar
Delhi runners-up at PNB meet
New Delhi, February 23
The four-day annual all-India cultural meet of the Punjab National Bank came to an end today. More than 300 artistes from 12 different zones of the country participated in the event.