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Rajasthan: As Ram temple is in need of a “special stone” for the construction, the government of Rajasthan has sought the approval of Government of India under the Forest and Wildlife Acts for denotifying Bansi Paharpur block of Bharatpur’s Band Baretha wildlife sanctuary to allow mining of the “unique pink sandstone.” Desired for its unique pink shade, over 1 lakh cubic feet of Bansi Paharpur sandstone has already been sourced as the “exclusive material” for…

Rajasthan: As protests over reservation of jobs and education by members of the Gujjar community continue in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur, more than a dozen trains have been diverted on the Delhi-Mumbai Railway line and the state has temporarily discontinued its bus service on the Agra-Jaipur route as a precaution measure. Quoting officials, a report by NDTV said that some members of the Gujjar community have “occupied” railway tracks in Bharatpur where they’re protesting to seek reservation…