Prior to the mid 15th century, the region that is now Bikaner was a barren wilderness called Jangladesh.
In 1488 Rao Bika established the city of Bikaner.
According to James Tod, the spot which Bika selected for his capital, was the birthright of a Nehra Jat, who would only concede it for this purpose on the condition that his name should be linked in perpetuity with its surrender. Naira, or Nera, was the name of the proprietor, which Bika added to his own, thus composing that of the future capital, Bikaner.
Rao Bika was the first son of MaharajaRao Jodha of the Rathor clan, the founder of Jodhpur and conquered the largely arid country in the north of Rajasthan. As the first son of Jodha he wanted to have his own kingdom not inheriting Jodhpur from his father or the title of Maharaja. He therefore decided to build his own kingdom in what is now the state of Bikaner in the area of Jungladesh. Though it was in the Thar Desert, Bikaner was considered an oasis on the trade route between Central Asia and the Gujarat coast as it had adequate spring water. Bika’s name was attached to the city he built and to the state of Bikaner ("the settlement of Bika") that he established. Bika built a fort in 1478, which is now in ruins, and a hundred years later a new fort was built about 1.5km from the city centre, known as the Junagarh Fort.
In the case records, the police mentioned Chaudhary\u2019s age as 41 years and that he is a resident of Jalabsar village in Bikaner district, Rajasthan. Investigation officer of the case, Assistant InspectorSantosh Patil, said, \u201cOur probe suggests that after his release following Supreme Court order, he had returned to his native village ... .
IPS Preeti Chandra hails from Rajasthan's Sikar and currently serving as the SP of Bikaner. She is the first woman SP of Bikaner. She is an extraordinary woman and a reputed IPS officer. She has been given the nickname, "lady singham" ... Preeti Chandra was first posted to Alwar, Rajasthan after becoming an IPS officer and became SSP.
The Supreme Court Monday said that crimes against women are taking place across the country and that is part of the social reality. However, the apex court said what has happening in Manipur cannot be excused ... Swaraj contended that two women in Bikaner were raped and the perpetrators of gang rape are police officers ... Sign Up ... Check out all newsletters.
People wade through the waterlogged road after the heavy rains, in Jaipur on Saturday. (ANIPhoto) ... (RainLIVE updates). The weather office has issued a ‘yellow’ alert for Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Bhilwara, Kota, Pali, Hanumangarh among other districts, predicting showers and thunderstorms for the next two-three hours on Sunday ... ....
The 21-year-old Muslim woman teacher, who had allegedly eloped with a 17-year-old girl from Rajasthan’s Bikaner district, was arrested soon after they were brought back from Tamil Nadu on Thursday morning, a senior police officer said ... also recorded by the Bikaner police (FILE ).
The Bikaner police on Wednesday tracked down a 17-year-old girl and her 21-year-old Muslim woman teacher in Chennai, days after they allegedly eloped from Sri Dungargarh town on June 30 and later posted a video online saying they are in love and wanted to be together, a senior officer said ... They called off the dharna,” the Bikaner IG said.
A Rajasthan Police team has recovered a 17-year-old girl and her teacher who went missing from Sridungargarh town in Bikaner district with the help of local police in Chennai... A 17-year-old girl studying in Class 12 in a private school in Sridungargarh town of Bikaner district went missing on July 1.