Food hawker thrashed by goons, 1 arrested

A food stall hawker was subjected to assault by three men on the matter of paying the bill. Two attackers ran away, while one was caught by the locals who thrashed him before handing him to the police.

Yesterday, victim Devi Singh Rajput (40), a food hawker situated near Town Hall road had argument with the attackers when they allegedly refused to pay the bill, after eating on Singh’s stall.

Today morning, all three men came back with iron rods, sticks and started beating Devi Singh. [..]

National Craft Mela at Town Hall from tomorrow

Artisans from various states will present an assortment of artworks and crafts at National Craft Fair, Gandhi Shilp Bazaar 2013, in Udaipur from 22nd February to 3rd March. The fair is being organized by Rural Non-Farm Development Agency (RUDA) and Development Commission (Handicrafts), Government of India.

Fair will be inaugurated tomorrow by Chairmen MCU, Rajni Dangi.

The Bazaar will open at 1 pm everyday during the aforementioned period. People will get to see and purchase beautiful handicrafts made by craftsmen from various corners of the nation. A total of 150 stalls will be seen at the fair.

In the end of the whole fair on 3rd March, best craftsmen and best stall will be awarded.

Theft at Raymond’s Showroom, goods worth Lacs of Rupees stolen

While, the city is bathing in the joy of the ongoing Navratri Festival, the continuous incidents of thefts have added bitterness to the celebrations.  After consecutive burglaries reported in two residences, thieves have now targeted a shop at Town Hall road.

Raymond’s showroom at Town Hall road was ransacked by suspected thieves last night, who stole clothes worth more than Rs. 1.50 Lacs and Rs.63,000 in cash.

Dhaval Thakkar, Manager of the store informed the Surajpol Police that they closed the showroom at around 10.15 pm last night.

Today, when he returned to the showroom he was shocked to see the shop merchandise in tatters; all clothes, perfumes, accessories, etc. were lying on the floor; the drawer on the reception counter was lying open and Rs. 63007 were missing from it. [..]

Businessmen: Blockade on Shakti Nagar Link Road hampers Business

District Collector, Hemant Ghera was presented a memorandum today by the businessmen of Link Road Vyapar Mandal, Udaipur for re-facilitating the link road between Bapu Bazar and Shakti Nagar.

The road which has been blocked by Udaipur Municipal Council from past few months is requested to be re-opened by the fellow businessmen of Mandal.

Collector, though, ensured a proper review of the situation, didn’t make any promise in prior. [..]

UMC objects to Municipality entrance being used as thoroughfare – Gates Closed

The second gate of Town Hall, Nagar Parishad which leads to Liberty Electronics Showroom has been closed today for an unknown period of time by the orders of Rajni Dangi, UMC Chairman.

When UT asked Dangi, she said, “The gates have been closed because two and four wheelers are taking it as a common pathway now which leads to Shakti Nagar, and this is creating a traffic situation on the pathway”. [..]

IIT Students to Conduct Free Counseling Session in Udaipur

Plancess, a venture that was started by 3 IIT-Bombay students is organizing a free pan-India counseling seminar in Udaipur called Shiksha Planner. The session will be held at 4:30 pm on 26th May at Town Hall for Engineering aspirants currently studying in 10th, 11thand 12th, along with their parents.

The speakers for the event will be Top Rankers belonging to IIT Bombay. [..]

Congress Paid Tribute to Rajiv Gandhi

The Congress Party in Udaipur paid tribute to Late Rajiv Gandhi today for his 21st death anniversary today at the Shaheed Smarak at Town Hall. The commemoration was led by Pankaj Kumar Sharma, President of Congress Media Centre who, along with all others party workers, took an oath to work for the country’s unity and integrity as well as to continue the fight against terrorism.

Remembering the slain Prime Minister, Sharma reminded the party members of Rajiv Gandhi’s ideals and accomplishments which includes encouraging the youth to express their opinion, bringing India into the computer age as well as pioneering the first telecommunications network in the country. [..]

99kg Plastic Bags Seized from Shopkeepers

Subsequent to a raid conducted by the Pollution Control Board of Udaipur with the joint support of the SDM, Nagar Parishad and the Tehsildar, 99 kilos of Plastic Bags was seized today from several shops in Udaipur.

Under the Inspection program of the Pollution Control Board, 11 different shops of the city were raided and a huge amount of Plastic Bags were taken into custody by the Nagar Parishad Officials and Tehsildar. [..]

Shyam Kirtan Mahotsav on 19 May

A dutifully prompted spiritual program by the devotees of Lord Khatushyam ji would be held on 19th May at the Town Hall ground.

The event, titled 6th Shyam Kirtan Mahotsav is being organized by Shyam Mitra Mandal Trust.

Various well-known Bhajan singers from many cities would be participating in this annually conducted event. Ashok Kabra, of the trust said that a huge stage will be set in reverence to Lord Khatushyam Ji also known as Shyam Baba.

“Tableaus of Khatushyam ji are been designed by artists from Delhi. This is the 6th Annual event by the trust and we have organized 90 monthly events till now”, said Kabra. [..]