Bikaner

  • Scanty rainfall: Aid to 8 scarcity-hit districts to continue till August 15 August 5, 2014

    The Rajasthan government on Monday said in view of scanty rainfall, the assistance and grants being provided to eight scarcity-hit districts will continue till August 15. Ajmer, Barmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Jodhpur and Pali districts have been earlier declared scarcity-hit, a spokesman said quoting a government notification. In view of poor...
  • Rajasthan: School teacher arrested for sexually assaulting 4 children July 26, 2014

    Bikaner: A government school teacher was arrested on Saturday for sexually assaulting and exploiting four school children in Gajner in Bikaner. Sanjay Sharma (40), posted with government secondary school in Gajner, was arrested after villagers complained that he sexually exploited some boys, who aged between 7 to 8 years. "The accused...
  • Ashok Gehlot demands probe into minister's meeting with prisoner of Bikaner jail July 26, 2014

    Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday demanded a probe into alleged meeting of a state minister with a prisoner in Bikaner jail during the government's campaign 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' in Bikaner some time back. Gehlot told reporters in the Assembly premises that a state minister met with a prisoner...
  • Kin of slain prisoner demand CBI inquiry July 25, 2014

    Tension prevailed at the village of a slain prisoner in Sikar district when police reached with his body on Friday. Angry over the murder of Balbir Banuda in Bikaner jail on Thursday, locals and his relatives pelted stones at police and damaged a jeep in protest and also demanded a CBI...
  • Mercury dips in Jaipur, Bikaner; MET predicts light rains in the next 24 hours May 25, 2014

    Mercury dipped in Jaipur and Bikaner divisions of Rajasthan which witnessed light rainfall and thunderstorm in the past 24 hours. The two divisions saw a fall in the temperature by one to seven degrees, according to a MeT report in Jaipur. Jalore was the hottest place in the state, registering a day...
  • Government gives Rs 401.1 crore relief package for hailstorm-hit farmers May 1, 2014

    Rajasthan government has granted a financial relief of Rs 401.10 crore to farmers whose crops were destroyed due to hailstorm in February this year. The assistance was approved as per the demand from 2,669 villages of 22 districts, according to Disaster Management and Relief Secretary Kunjilal Meena. He said affected villages...
  • Government school teacher suspended from election duty for being absent without prior information April 9, 2014

    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 also served...
  • SBBJ revises FCNR(B) deposit interest rates April 1, 2014

    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 said...
  • BJP activists burn Khurshid's effigy for remarks against Narendra Modi March 3, 2014

    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 described...
  • State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur branch inaugurated at Sakchi February 7, 2014

    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, which is...
  • Congress workers to decide candidates for Jhunjhunu, Bikaner seats January 29, 2014

    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 Jaipur on Wednesday. "Present and former elected representatives of the party, office bearers of the district Congress committees, members of Youth Congress,...
  • IAF Jaguar aircraft crashes near Bholasar, pilots escape unhurt January 22, 2014

    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 Bikaner and ejected timely. A court of inquiry has been ordered...
  • Preparations for colourful camel and desert festivals begin December 20, 2013

    Preparations are afoot for the famous festivals of Rajasthan, attended by thousands of foreign and domestic tourists, to be held in January and February next year. The annual colourful event 'camel festival' would be held in Bikaner in January whereas the desert festival is scheduled at Jaisalmer in February, official sources said. Both the festivals, organised by...
  • Congress is a party of imposters: Narendra Modi November 26, 2013

    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 on...
  • Pakistani intruder arrested in Bikaner August 21, 2013

    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 July 29, 2013

    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 July 28, 2013

    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 city,...
  • Civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner soon: AAI June 4, 2013

    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 June 2, 2013

    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 currently...
  • Bikaner: Driver allegedly rapes minor in school bus April 29, 2013

    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 April 27, 2013

    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...
  • Baby whose nose, lip, cheek were bitten off by father dies February 6, 2013

    Jaipur: A five-month-old-baby girl from Bikaner, whose father had bitten off parts of her lips, nose and cheek in a fit of rage, died at a government hospital in Jaipur on Wednesday. "The condition of the baby deteriorated last (Tuesday) night after she was breastfed by her mother. The milk...
  • Rajasthan: Condition of baby abused by father deteriorates February 6, 2013

    Jaipur: A five-month-old baby girl from Bikaner, whose father had bitten off parts of her lips, nose and cheek in January, was on Wednesday put on ventilator support after her condition deteriorated, doctors said in Jaipur. "The baby was operated upon on February 1 at the Sawai Man Singh Government...
  • Man arrested for biting off daughter's nose, lip, cheek January 28, 2013

    Bikaner: A 36-year old man allegedly bit off his 5-month old daughter's nose, lip and cheek in a fit of rage in Rajasthan's Bikaner district last week, police said. The accused, Bahadur Singh, was drunk when he reached his house at Siyana village on Thursday night and had a spat...
  • Bikaner: Fire breaks out in hospital, 4 injured January 13, 2013

    Bikaner: Four infants were severely injured when a fire broke out in the nursery ward of a state-run hospital in Bikaner in Rajasthan on Saturday night. The infants have been admitted to the ICU and are critical. The other newborns were moved to another ward in time thus escaping any...
  • Haryana government is shielding Robert Vadra: BJP October 27, 2012

    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 to...
  • Rajasthan: Crowd burns 2 trains after accident September 17, 2012

    Jaipur: In a shocking incident in Rajasthan, a goods train was set on fire by an angry mob after it rammed into a truck at an unmanned railway crossing on the Jaisalmer-Bikaner line, killing eight and injuring several others. While the injured have been shifted to a hospital, the mob also...
  • News 360: Whistleblower's niece attacked in Bikaner August 29, 2012

    A whistleblower's four year old niece was brutally attacked in Bikaner as her uncle tried to expose corruption in the rural employment scheme. ...
  • Bikaner: Whistleblower's 4-yr-old niece attacked August 28, 2012

    Bikaner: In a shocking case of cruelty against a child, some goons in Nokha in Bikaner attacked a four-year-old girl to get even with her whistleblower uncle. The kid was thrown against a wall suffering damage to her nervous system. The uncle of the child had tried to expose irregularities in...
  • Rajasthan farmers look to migrate fearing drought August 3, 2012

    Jaisalmer: India is on its way to be declared a drought country with the Met department admitting that the country is suffering a rain deficit of 51 per cent. To add to the woes, it has been predicted that even the second half of the monsoon - between August and...