Churu boy survives eight brain surgeries, defeats deadly cancer
Jaipur, April 8, 2013: In exemplary show of fortitude, a 18-year old boy from Churu
district of Rajasthan became a local hero after he survived eight surgeries on his brain, which had been performed to excise his brain
tumour. A student of class 11, Samir had been diagnosed with a locally
aggressive tumour three months ago.
This type of tumour which entails cancer cells to re-appearing even after the tumour has been excised.
He had to leave his studies three years ago after severe pain in head
and eyesight complaints. Since then, he has undergone eight surgeries
and numerous radiotherapy sessions. But after it was known that he carried locally agressive
tunour, he was
being operated upon by oncologists at Bhagwan Mahavir Cancer Hospital.
Doctors at specialty medical facility administered Intensity Modulated
Radiation Therapy, a recent innovation in cancer treatment.
Though Samir lost his eyes in course of treatment, doctors believe that Samir’s
overcoming of the disease is no less than a miracle. I will have to give it to his
willpower. He told me that he wanted to get well so that he could fulfil his ambitions,” said Dr Rajesh
Pasrichia of Bhagwan Mahavir Cancer Hospital. “It is my desire to join the Indian Air Force one day which kept me
going throughout the treatment. It did become difficult at times, but I
desperately wanted to get well and it seems that helped, said
Samir. “Just like Yuvraj Singh returned to Indian cricket team after fighting
cancer, the same way I will join IAF one day,” he added. Source: Daily Bhaskar
Six boys electrocuted, 22 others injured
Jaipur, April 2, 2013 (PTI): Six boys were today electrocuted and 22 others
received burn injuries when a bus in which they were travelling came in
contact with a live wire in Churu district. "The victims, members of a marriage party, were on their way to a
village in Sardarshahar town for a marriage when the incident occurred
near Lodsar village," SP Churu Omprakash said.
Churu gets six new trains in the 2013-14 rail budget
Churu, February 28, 2013: Churu district to receive six new trains from railway minister
Pawan Kumar Bansal in the 2013-14 rail budget on Tuesday. The new trains for the district are:
* Bandra- Hisar (weekly) via Ahmedabad, Palanpur, Marwar, Jodhpur, Degana, Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Churu
* Jodhpur -Kamkhya Guhati Express (Weekly) via Degana, Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Churu, Sadulpur.
* Bikaner - Ratangarh Passenger regular.
* Salasar Express : Delhi Sarai Rohila -Sadulpur is extended up to Sujangarh.
* Ratangarh to Sardarshahar Pasenger train (After track conversion).
* Shri Ganganagar-Hanumangarh-Sadulpur Passenger train (after
Thieves rob MP, take away cops’ jobs
Jaipur, February 21, 2013: Cops assigned to an MP as added security cover against a
possible mafia attack couldn’t even secure his residence from thieves.
Head constable Ram Chandra and his three subordinates were sent to police lines on
Monday after Churu MP Ram Singh Kaswan’s family reported that burglars had fled with ornaments and valuables worth several lakh
Churu MP and his MLA wife Kamla are away on a Chennai trip, police said.
The four cops were assigned to him as enhanced security cover at home
after liquor mafia’s attack on Manoj Nyangali in November last year.
Brij Mohan Aswal, SHO of Rajgarh, said that the burglars struck at around 2 am.
“It is possible that some acquaintance is also involved in the crime. We
are analysing the call made in the area and searching the hotels located
near MP’s residence,” he added. Raju Sharma, one of the servants,
noticed that door of one of the rooms is open. The cupboard was lying
open and the boxes were strewn around, police said. The thieves managed
to break into the home through bedroom on the second floor.
Thieves decamped with bangles of diamond, diamond tops, gold rings, silver
jewellery worth Rs2.5 lakh, eight watches, 3 sets of gold ornaments,
silver utensils and important documents, cops said. However, the exact estimate of the stolen items will be available only
after Kaswan reaches Rajgarh, they added.Om Prakash, brother of the MP,
informed police about the incident. Two teams of FSL have been dispatched to the spot from Jaipur and
Jhunjhunu. Source: Daily Bhaskar
Desert Storm to kick off Monday from Sardarshahar
New Delhi, February 18 (IANS): Tuesday onwards it will be time for the battle
of quads and motos in the wild outback of Rajasthan as champion bikers
vie for top honours at the 11th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm. Polaris, the world’s leader in off-road vehicles, will participate in
the Desert Storm, which is being organised February 18-23. It will be flagged off from the national capital.
The off-road competition begins from Sardarshahar in Churu district of
Rajasthan Tuesday. The six-day marathon cross-country rally is among the
most awaited events in the Indian motorsports calendar. In quads, desertman Raj Singh Rathore is
expected to be the top favourite riding the Polaris RZR 800. He is pitted against his
own teammate Brandon Dean Glissmeyer, who has been a motor cross biker in the
United States. Glissmeyer is also winner of the prestigious SAE Mini
Baha at Kansas in 2000 and has been riding a Polaris for over ten years.
Leading the Polaris team is managing director Pankaj Dubey, who is also riding the Polaris RZR 800.
“I recorded the fastest stage on my Polaris in the Desert Storm 2012 and
also at the Maruti Suzuki 14th Raid de Himalaya. I’m looking at recording the fastest stage this year too,” said
Rathore. The event is among the few cross-country motor sport rallies in the world
that boasts of night-driving. This year, the rally will traverse about
2,200 km and pass through the vast stretches of the Thar Desert in the
outback regions of Jaisalmer and Bikaner. Each February, over 250 motor sport
enthusiasts from all over the country participate to compete in the diverse categories of the event such as
Xtreme, Moto, Ndure and Xplore. Xtreme and MotoQuad categories are based solely on the fastest timing.
The Ndure and Xplore categories follow a Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) format.- IANS
Couple Try to Kill Two-day-old Boy by Burying Him Alive
Churu, February 12, 2013: A couple tried to kill a two-day-old boy by burying him alive in
Gopalpura village of Churu district on Saturday. Their attempt to kill the child failed after a farmer in the village saw
the couple in the act of burying the child. The farmer called out to the couple after which they fled the spot
leaving the infant behind. He then informed the matter to the police who
reached the location and took the boy.
Journalist sent to six month imprisonment
JODHPUR, January 24, 2013: The Rajasthan high court
sentenced a journalist of a Jaipur-based newspaper to six months' imprisonment and imposed a penalty of Rs 50,000 each on the
owner of the newspaper, editor and its Sikar correspondent for wrong
reporting in a criminal case. While hearing a contempt petition, a division bench comprising Chief
Justice Amitava Roy and Justice Mahendra Maheshwari, ordered that if the
amount is not deposited in 2 weeks, the three will have to serve one month imprisonment.
“Churu correspondent of news paper ‘Dainik Prakash Kunj’, Desh Deepak,
had reported on October 10, 2011 alleging that the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Churu had remanded a criminal in judicial custody instead
of police custody by accepting a bribe and misusing his position,” said
Additional Advocate General G R Punia. "The CJM issued notices to the concerned persons and referred the matter to the high court as criminal
contempt," said Punia. Source: Times of India
Rain with hailstorm lashes Churu
Jaipur, January 18, 2013 : *Light to moderate rains with
hailstorm lashed parts of Churu district where Jodhpur recorded 32.6
mm rainfall. Churu, Dholpur and Pilani received 30.3, 16.6 and 12.3
mm rainfall respectively while others places including Jaipur, Ajmer,
Eranpura, Bikaner and Gangangar recorded below 9 mm of rainfall,
according to Met department in Jaipur. The rains triggered by a
Western disturbance continue also on Friday morning.
Churu recording minus 2.7 degrees coldest day of season
JAIPUR, January 8, 2013: In most places of the state, shivering cold conditions threw life out of normal
gear with Churu recording minus 2.7 degrees and Mount Abu recording minus 0.5 degrees - the two most coldest places in the state.
The two places were followed by Pilani which recorded a minimum
temperature of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius, Karauli 0, Sriganganagar 0.4,
Vanasthali 0.8, Dausa and Rajsamand 1.5, Bharatpur 1.9, Fatehpur
minus 2.1, Bikaner 2.6, Chittorgarh and Sawai Madhopur 2.8, Bundi 3, Udaipur 3.2,
Pali 3.6, Sikar 3.8, Jaisalmer 4, Kota 6.2 and Jodhpur 6.9 degrees Celsius.
The Met department said that the ongoing spell will continue for at least two more days and further dip in minimum temperature is likely in
many places.Residents of Pink City woke up to the coldest morning of the
season on Monday when the city recorded a minimum temperature of 2.3
degrees Celsius, almost 5 degrees below the normal minimum. The continued ground frost has
increased the worries of farmers in villages as they apprehend that it may damage the crop. In the evening,
a heavy rush of people was seen at restaurants, tea stalls.
Churu shivers as mercury dips near zero degree Celsius
Jaipur, January 2, 2013 (PTI): Mercury plummeted in parts of Rajasthan with Churu recording a freezing
minimum of 0.7 degree Celsius. Fatehpur recorded minus 2.8 degree Celsius (below 0 degree).
Pilani recorded a low of 1.4 degrees while Sriganganagar had a minimum
temperature of 4.3 degree Celsius, according to the Met department here.
The state’s capital and Bikaner recorded a minimum temperature of 4.5 degrees.
Chittorgarh had a low of 6.6 degrees, while Dabok recorded 6.8 degree
Celsius minimum temperature. Jaisalmer recorded a low of 7.3 degrees and Ajmer recorded a minimum
temperature 7.5 degree Celsius.