Bikaner

  • Government school teacher suspended from election duty for being absent without prior information 08-04-2014 09:24 PM

    A government school teacher has been suspended from election duty for being absent from work without prior information, officials said in Bikaner on Tuesday. Muhabbat Ali was suspended on Monday by district election officer and collector Arti Dogra for being absent from poll duty without giving prior information. The collector...
  • SBBJ revises FCNR(B) deposit interest rates 01-04-2014 10:57 PM

    State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ) on Tuesday revised its FCNR(B) rates for fresh deposits and renewals. The new rates for one to five years maturities are 2.56 per cent, 2.59 per cent, 4.05 per cent, 4.48 per cent, and 4.85 per cent for US dollar, a bank release...
  • BJP activists burn Khurshid's effigy for remarks against Narendra Modi 03-03-2014 10:58 PM

    A group of BJP activists on Monday burnt an effigy of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid for his remarks against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The activists of the Vasundhara Brigade also demanded an apology from Khurshid for calling BJP's prime ministerial candidate Modi "napunsak (impotent)". Khurshid had last week...
  • State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur branch inaugurated at Sakchi 07-02-2014 08:18 PM

    A new branch of the State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur was inaugurated on Friday by its Chief General Manager Sanjay Kumar Singh at Sakchi in Jamshedpur. The branch was opened with an aim to broaden the bank's customer base, said branch manager, Rajan Thakur. Thakur assured that the bank,...
  • Congress workers to decide candidates for Jhunjhunu, Bikaner seats 29-01-2014 05:26 PM

    Congress will follow an internal voting pattern for selection of candidates for Lok Sabha polls from Jhunjhunu and Bikaner seats, in-charge of party affairs in Rajasthan Gurudas Kamath said in Jaipuron Wednesday. "Present and former elected representatives of the party, office bearers of the district Congress committees, members of Youth...
  • IAF Jaguar aircraft crashes near Bholasar, pilots escape unhurt 22-01-2014 11:17 PM

    A Jaguar aircraft of Indian Air Force on Wednesday night crashed near Bholasar village in Rajasthan's Bikaner district but the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely. Defence spokesperson SD Goswami said the pilots detected a technical problem while landing at Nal airport in Bikanerand ejected timely. A court of inquiry has...
  • Preparations for colourful camel and desert festivals begin 20-12-2013 07:03 PM

    Preparations are afootfor the famous festivals of Rajasthan, attended by thousandsof foreign and domestic tourists, to be held in January andFebruary next year.The annual colourful event 'camel festival' would be heldin Bikaner in January whereas the desert festival is scheduledat Jaisalmer in February, official sources said. Both the festivals, organised...
  • Congress is a party of imposters: Narendra Modi 26-11-2013 12:09 AM

    Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday said if BJP is voted to power at the Centre, it will frame legislation for bringing back black money stashed in foreign banks. To prevent corrupt from depositing money abroad, the priority of the BJP government, if formed at the Centre, would be...
  • Pakistani intruder arrested in Bikaner 21-08-2013 11:58 PM

    A suspected Pakistani intruder was held in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district by BSF personnel, officials of the paramilitary force said. The man, identified as Sarfaraz, was caught late on Tuesday night while he was entering the Indian territory, they said. He is being interrogated, the officials said. ...
  • Two youths killed in road accident 29-07-2013 02:36 PM

    Two youths were killed on Monday when their motorcycle collided with a bus on Bikaner-Sriganganagar highway in Bikaner, police said. The incident occurred when the bus heading towards Sriganganagar from Bikaner hit the motorcycle killing Sadularam Meghwal and Makhna Ram on the spot, police said. ...
  • Three arrested for forcing teenage girl into flesh trade 28-07-2013 12:57 AM

    Three persons, including two women, were on Saturday arrested in Bikaner for allegedly forcing a teenage girl hailing from Uttar Pradesh into prostitution. The 16-year-old, who hails from Varanasi, had come alone to Jaipur for treatment a couple of weeks back, said SHO Prashant Kaushik. During her stay in the...
  • Civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner soon: AAI 04-06-2013 11:13 PM

    Jaipur: The Airport Authority of India is going to operationalise civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner this year, AAI Chairman VP Agrawal said on Tuesday. Till date, both cities only have air force stations for flight operations. The AAI will also initiate survey of unused but potential airstrips and runways...
  • Soha Ali Khan completes a year on Twitter 02-06-2013 05:17 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Soha Ali Khan has completed a year of tweeting on micro blogging site Twitter and calls it her "longest social-networking commitment". "One year on Twitter today (Sunday)! It's been my longest social-networking commitment - thanks to all of you for keeping it interesting," Soha, 34, posted. She is...
  • Bikaner: Driver allegedly rapes minor in school bus 29-04-2013 04:29 PM

    Bikaner: A driver of a school bus was arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl here, police said on Monday. The girl, a class X student of a private school here has charged her school bus driver with raping her and lodged an FIR against him with Khajuwala police station...
  • Rajasthan: School owner arrested for raping minor girls 27-04-2013 03:57 PM

    Bikaner: The owner of a private school has been arrested for allegedly raping two minor girls and giving them poison leading to their deaths, police said on Saturday. Rajesh Dhangad was arrested on Friday night for allegedly raping the girls, both students of Class 8 at his school, on April...
  • Haryana government is shielding Robert Vadra: BJP 27-10-2012 03:41 PM

    It wasn't just Haryana where Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra went on a land buying spree between 2008 and 2011. At least 20 plots measuring over 770 hectares were picked up by Vadra's firms in Bikaner, months after the Ashok Gehlot government assumed power in the state. According...
  • Dalits fined for daring to drink water from tap 17-10-2010 09:08 AM

    Bikaner: In a shocking incident in Rajasthan, three Dalits were fined Rs 45 thousand by a Panchayat for daring to drink water from a public tap. A case has now been registered against the accused. These Dalits have been discriminated against not just by the upper castes, but also by...
  • She cried 'Papa, Papa', yet parents abandoned her 19-02-2008 12:53 PM

    The selectors ignored Zaheer Khan's fitness and even surprised Rahul Dravid himself by naming him in the squad. ...
  • Cops-BJP workers clash, 10 injured 10-09-2006 11:15 PM

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