Bikaner


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Bikaner

(bĭkənēr`), former native state, NW India. The state is now part of Rajasthan state. The region, almost entirely in the Thar desert, raises sheep and camels, spins and weaves wool, and mines coal. The city of Bikaner (1991 pop. 416,289), the capital of the former state, was founded in 1488. Manufactures include glass, pottery, shoes, chemicals, and electrical products. There are several beautiful 16th-century Rajput palaces and five colleges affiliated with the Univ. of Rajasthan.
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Bikaner

a walled city in NW India, in Rajasthan: capital of the former state of Bikaner, on the edge of the Thar Desert. Pop.: 529 007 (2001)
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In his letter to various police station officials, the Superintendent of Police has stated that there are probabilities of a terrorist attack at Army cantonments, religious places and railway stations in Punjab and Rajasthan, especially in Bikaner.
The Secunderabad-Bikaner weekly special train will leave Secunderabd on Wednesdays ie on July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 2300 hrs and arrive in Bikaner at 1700 hrs on Fridays.
The Bikaner land scam is a land grabbing case, in which fraudsters in collusion with the state government officials got allotted land on the name of fictitious individuals (who were non-existent) which was actually earmarked for people who got displaced due to the creation of Mahajan Field Firing Range.
Holi celebrations of Bikaner come after the famous 'Lathmar Holi' festivities of Uttar Pradesh' Mathura city, where women playfully strike men with staves.
The festival began on Wednesday (December 30) at the Karni stadium named after Maharaja Karni Singh, an ace sportsman and champion marksman of the Bikaner royalty.
Bikaner is famous for its big Havelis and the lip smacking crunchy-munchy snacks like Bhujia and Namkeen.