Everything you need to know about Ajmer: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Ajmer: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): India has urged Pakistan to stop its pilgrims from undertaking visits in the wake of the recent death of Sarabjit Singh in Lahore.
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday sent a "Chadar" as an offering to the Ajmer Sharif shrine.
Ajmer, May 11 (ANI): Devotees in large numbers thronged the shrine in Ajmer during the 801st Death anniversary of the Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti, and took part in religious rituals to mark the commemoration 'Urs' of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz.
Jaipur, May 6 (IANS) Khadims (priests) at the dargah (shrine) of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer have decided not to assist Pakistani pilgrims in offering prayers at the shrine.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit opened a transit camp for the pilgrims going to attend the 801st Annual Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer. The camp at Burari grounds organized by the Department of Revenue would continue upto 25th May, 2013
Jaipur, May 2 (IANS) After the death of Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistan jail, security is being tightened in and around Ajmer, where a delegation of over 640 pilgrims from Pakistan is expected to arrive May 12 for the 801st Urs of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) As the family of Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh said he was "clinically dead", opposition leader Sushma Swaraj Tuesday slammed the government for not dealing with Islamabad "firmly".
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Reiterating his government's firm commitment to fast-tracking agriculture diversification, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday said it has chalked out a strategy to reduce a major area of state under paddy cultivation and shift to alternate crops.
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Authorities Thursday banned gathering of five or more people in a town in Rajasthan' Ajmer district Thursday after communal tension flared up, police said.
Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Ajmer has published results for the post of Agriculture Officer and other, which were advertised by the
New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday made it clear that his party will not agree on the withdrawal of the armed forces special powers act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir.
Ajmer, Mar. 9 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, who visited the historic dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer to offer his prayers on Saturday, offered a 'Chadar' at the Mazar of the Sufi Saint.
Jaipur, Mar. 9 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said that he had no formal discussions with Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, who is on a personal visit to India to offer prayers at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah.
Jaipur, March 9 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Saturday arrived here for a day-long private visit to the Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer in Rajasthan.
Ajmer, Mar 9 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will spend about five hours in Jaipur along with his family members before heading to the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer on Saturday. The Ajmer district administration has deployed more than 1,000 policemen in and around the shrine.
Ajmer, Mar. 8 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will arrive here on Saturday on a personal visit to Ajmer Sharif.
New Delhi, Mar. 8 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said that he looks forward to the visit to Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf as he will be offering prayers at the Sufi Shrine of Ajmer Sharif, which gives out the message of peace.
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said there cannot be normalisation of ties with Pakistan unless the "terror machine still active" in that country is brought under control
Ajmer, Mar 8 (ANI): The spiritual head of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti's shrine in Ajmer on Friday said that he was opposed to the visit by Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the wake of the January 2013 beheading of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf is to under take a private visit to the Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer Saturday (March 9). He will not visit New Delhi, an official said Thursday.
New Delhi, Mar. 6 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday ruled out any diplomatic talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, who is likely to visit Ajmer Sharif on Saturday.
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf would come to India on a private visit Saturday on a pilgrimage to Ajmer Sharif, official sources said here.
Jaipur, Jan 3 (IANS) The Rajasthan government suspended an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Thursday, a day after he was arrested on corruption charges, officials said.
Karachi, Dec. 16 (ANI): Pakistani microbiologist Dr Khalil Chishti whose release from Indian prison was ordered by the Supreme Court, has reached his home in North Nazimabad.
New Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): On Friday, November 9, 2012, the Indian Army killed four heavily-armed terrorists attempting infiltration at Keran in district Kupwara, Kashmir.
London, Nov. 13 (ANI): A Pakistani doctor, who was allowed to go home in May for six months after spending 20 years in detention in India, has returned.
The candidates who have applied for Rajasthan Discom Data Entry Operator posts are looking forward to download Rajasthan Discom JVVNL Data Entry Operator. The examination is tentatively scheduled for 18th November 2012.
New Delhi, Nov 6 (ANI): Criticizing the Haji Ali Dargah Trust's decision to bar women from entering the sanctum sanctorum that houses the tomb of the 15th century Sufi saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari in Mumbai, columnist and author Sadia Dehlvi on Tuesday termed the move to be 'some politics of the Dargah Committee or influence of some extreme elements'.
Ajmer (Rajasthan), Nov.1 (ANI): Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Begum Khalida Zia visited the shrine of Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer, Rajasthan, on Thursday.
New Delhi, Oct.30 (ANI): Former Prime Minister of Bangladesh and chief of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Khaleda Zia was the first foreign dignitary to meet India's new foreign minister, Salman Khurshid in New Delhi on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Ahead of the elections in Bangladesh next year, India will host former prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia for a week starting Sunday - part of New Delhi's outreach attempt to engage the influential politician known for her anti-India posturing.
New Delhi, Oct.24 (ANI): India has invited opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia to New Delhi.
Islamabad, Sep.8 (ANI): Increasing domestic pressure in India and Pakistan to liberalize the visa regimes is bearing fruit at last. Hundreds of thousands of displaced families will find it easier now to meet relatives across the border, separated due to partition.
Ajmer, Sep 4 (IANS) A four-year-old girl was among three people killed when rocks from adjoining hills crushed their house after torrential rains in Rajasthan's Ajmer town Tuesday, police said.
Onboard Air India One, Aug.31 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said it would be his government's constant endeavor and objective not to let any of the accused involved in the November 2008 terror strikes on Mumbai, which claimed 166 lives, off the hook.
Tehran, Aug.30 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Pakistan President Asif ali Zardari on the sidelines of the ongoing XVIth Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit here on Thursday.
Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Test RTET 2012 roll number has been released. The roll no or admit card are available on the Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan (BSER), Ajmer website http://rtetbser.com.
Jaipur, Aug 21 (IANS) A criminal was recaptured Tuesday a day after he and nine other prisoners escaped from a jail in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district after beating up six guards, police said.
Ajmer, Aug 17 (IANS) Four months after visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari announced $1 million donation for Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti's shrine here, the shrine authorities finally received the money from a Pakistan delegation Friday evening, shrine officials said.
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday formally invited Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan to boost bilateral ties between the two neighbours, and also make a trip to his ancestral village in Punjab province on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti in November.
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday invited Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan, saying it will provide an opportunity to the two leaders to take stock of bilateral relations.
Jaipur, July 27 (IANS) A 32-year old woman allegedly committed suicide by throwing herself into a well in Rajasthan's Ajmer district along with her two sons aged 6 and 8 years, police said Friday.
Chandigarh, July 25 (IANS) A civil surgeon in Punjab was arrested Wednesday while accepting a bribe of Rs.25,000 from a sweetshop owner, police said.
Ajmer, July 23 (IANS) A day after the dewan (administrator) of the world-famous Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti shrine termed prayers there by Bollywood actors and directors for the success of their movies and serials against Islamic) laws and Sufism, his statement drew strong protest from the shrine's khadims (custodians).
Lahore, July 13 (ANI): Pakistan's legendary batsman Alimuddin passed away on Thursday in London at the age of 81, after a protracted illness.
Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) Three people were killed and 17 others injured Sunday when a bus in which they were travelling turned over after hitting a road divider in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, police said.
Ajmer, July 6 (ANI): Lawyers in Ajmer vandalised an e-governance office here on Friday, claiming that rampant corruption prevailed in the department.
Jaipur, June 29 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl has lodged a complaint with the police that she was abducted, confined to a car and gang-raped for 20 days by five youths in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, police said Friday.
Srinagar, June 14 (ANI): A cultural youth workshop, Jashan-e-Kashmir, was organized here in a bid to promote the culture and heritage of the state among the youth.
Rajasthan Board Secondary class 10 results 2012 have been declared on Thursday May 31. The results are available on the website http://rajresults.nic.in/
Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) A three-year-old child died of food poisoning after having breakfast Friday while 12 others from his family were admitted to a hospital here in Rajasthan, police said. The condition of three children was stated to be critical.
Ajmer, May 23 (ANI): A 500-member delegation from Pakistan arrived here on Wednesday to participate in the 800th Urs (death anniversary) of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti.
lucknow, May 19 (IANS) At least 16 people returning from a religious congregation were killed and over a dozen injured when a private bus in which they were travelling rammed into a stationary truck and caught fire in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district, police said Saturday.
Islamabad, May 19 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in the Pakistan National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, has said the donation announced by President Asif Ali Zardari for the administration of the shrine at Ajmer Sharif during his India visit, was tantamount to a financial scam.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Two car-borne youth were detained Thursday for not giving way to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's convoy in north Delhi, police said. They were let off after questioning.
Islamabad, May 11 (ANI): Former Pakistan Federal Minister Ansar Burney has once again appealed to President Asif Ali Zardari to convert the death sentence of an Indian national, Sarabjeet Singh, into life imprisonment on humanitarian grounds.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Pakistan has called off a meeting with India to discuss their Sir Creek maritime boundary dispute, an official said here Thursday. Pakistan seems keen to first assess India's position on the Siachen glacier, the world's coldest and highest battlefield.
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed jailed microbiologist Mohammed Khalil Chishti to visit Pakistan temporarily, but asked him to report back to it by November 1 this year.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Monday resisted convicted Pakistani Mohammad Khalil Chisty's plea seeking permission to travel to his country but the Supreme Court indicated that it may grant conditional relief to the virologist who was earlier granted bail in a 20-year-old murder case in India.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Even as the central government Monday resisted Mohammad Khalil Chisty's plea seeking permission to travel to Pakistan, the Supreme Court indicated it may grant relief with certain conditions to the Pakistani virologist who was earlier granted bail in a 20-year-old murder case in India.
Jaipur, May 6 (IANS) Seven people were killed and six seriously wounded Saturday when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a speeding truck in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, police said.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said he was "optimistic" about the India-Pakistan home secretary-level talks May 24-25 in Islamabad, where the two sides are likely to take forward their discussions on a liberalised visa regime.
Ajmer, April 24 (IANS) A designated TADA court here Tuesday convicted two men, Jalees Ansari and Abrar Rehmat Ansari, for a 1993 terror attack in Jaipur and jailed them for 15 and 20 years respectively, a lawyer said.
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Pakistan and India should work out a permanent mechanism through which prisoners in each other's jails are "swiftly repatriated after completion of their sentences and are not held without charge", said a leading daily.
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to send home on humanitarian grounds Pakistani scientist Khalil Chisty, who is serving a sentence in India for murder.
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Glasses clinking, but not with champagne, perfume wafting in the air, glamorous, high-heeled women and plenty of air kissing... it was a slice of an evening in Pakistan in the Indian capital where hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians mingled for an evening of fashion, food and music.
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Slamming Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for issuing mass transfer orders of 68 administrative officials in the state including Indian Police Service (IPS) personnel, the Congress party has said that the event is an example of panic on the former's part.
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India will enable ties between Islamabad and New Delhi to move ahead on a positive path, said the country's main opposition leader Nawaz Sharif.
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) The contact between Rahul Gandhi, general secretary of India's ruling Congress party, and Bilawal Zardari Bhutto, who heads the Pakistan Peoples Party, is "important given that both might lead their respective countries one day and determine the future course of events", said a daily.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India and Pakistan may finalise a new visa agreement soon to boost business ties between the two countries, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik said here Monday.
Ajmer, April 9 (IANS) The donation of $1 million offered by Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari during his visit to the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti will be spent on education, health and other welfare activities in Ajmer, the shrine authorities said.
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China has welcomed Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's trip to India and the improvement in India-Pakistan ties.
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Pakistan Monday welcomed the Indian Supreme Court decision to grant bail to Pakistani doctor Mohammad Khalil Chisty, who is undergoing life imprisonment in a jail in Ajmer.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Both India and Pakistan have gained from President Asif Ali Zardari's talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here, the Indian media said Monday with one paper cautioning that the "real test" to normalise ties begins now.
New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Dr. Khalil Chishty, a Pakistani scientist, who has spent many years at the Ajmer Central Jail in connection with a murder case.
A day after Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to Ajmer via Delhi has welcomed to Indian and Pak media and a Pak daily news has said that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who accepted Zardari's invitation on Sunday, must visit to Pakistan to maintain the momentum of friendship and to create more opportunity of talks........
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Ajmer, April 8 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who accompanied Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari as minister in waiting to Ajmer, Sunday offered a chadar at the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti on behalf of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, sources in the PMO said.
Attari (Punjab), April 8 (IANS) The newly constructed integrated check post (ICP) at Attari, along the international border between India and Pakistan Sunday saw a soft launch prior to its formal inauguration Friday (April 13).
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Stating that India's concern on 26/11 mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed must be articulated, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday sought a clarification from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who brought up the issue with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari during their meeting here.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari and slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, has touched a chord in India's youth, endearing himself to his admirers with his good looks, easy laughter, self-effacing manner and a down-to-earth body language.
Ajmer, Apr 8 (ANI): The visiting Pakistani President, Asif Ali Zardari, offered a grant of Rs. five crores on behalf of his government at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah in Ajmer on Sunday.
New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, who was one of the dignitaries present at the Indian Prime Minister luncheon meeting hosted in honour of the visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, has tweeted that Dr. Manmohan Singh asked Zardari to pray for peace between the two nations at the holy shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) India's ruling Congress party general secretary Rahul Gandhi was invited to visit Pakistan by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of President Asif Ali Zardari, and has accepted the invite, it was reported here Sunday.
Ajmer, April 8 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived Sunday afternoon in Rajasthan's Ajmer town to offer prayers at the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
Ajmer, Apr 8 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Ajmer amidst tight security today to offer prayers at Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti's dargah.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Bilawal Bhutto, the 24-year-old son of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari who arrived in India Sunday on his maiden visit, is an avid tweeter like most young people. As soon as he landed in New Delhi, he tweeted peace greetings for India.
Ajmer, April 8 (IANS) Residents whose houses face the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti have been asked to keep their windows shut while the Pakistan president is inside the shrine later this afternoon.
New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): The talks between Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari here today was constructive and held in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility with both sides expressing satisfaction.
Ajmer, April 8 (IANS) Seeking the release of Sarabjit Singh - the Indian who is on death row in Pakistan - his family members have arrived here ahead of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zadari's visit to dargah of revered Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti on Sunday.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A long table to seat 20 people, covered with a beige table cloth, decorated with flower vases and silver cutlery has been laid out for the luncheon Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is hosting for Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and his entourage at his 7, Race Course Road residence here Sunday.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) On a Sunday afternoon, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari shook hands warmly and smiled before the cameras as they began talks that are expected to infuse a new life into bilateral ties.
Srinagar, Apr 8 (ANI): Mixed responses seem to be coming from the people of Kashmir ahead of the much-talked about meeting scheduled to take place between Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in New Delhi today.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived Sunday morning in the Indian capital on a six-hour visit that has raised a lot of expectations in the subcontinent despite the fact that it is being labelled as a private visit.
New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrived here on Sunday afternoon for his daylong trip to Ajmer to pay obeisance at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.
Islamabad, Apr 8(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has left Lahore to arrive in India for a day-long trip to Ajmer and to attend a luncheon being hosted in his honour by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari will invite Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan when the two leaders meet Sunday, a media report said here.
Ajmer, April 8 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti might make diplomatic waves but it is small businessmen who will bear the brunt of his 30-minute stay at the shrine as the city will be completely shut down during his visit.
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) For Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's visit Sunday to the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, the Rajasthan government has deputed six superintendent of police from the Indian Police Service to oversee the deployment of over 3,000 policemen, sources said.
Jammu, Apr 7 (ANI): Union Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on aturday hoped that meeting between Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Pakistan resident Asif Ali Zardari in New Delhi will thaw the estranged relationship between two ations.