Athlete Poonia join Cong, to contest Rajasthan polls
Jaipur,September 21 2013: Discus thrower Krishna Poonia, who won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth
Games, is poised to join the Congress party in poll-bound Rajasthan. She
is likely to contest the Assembly elections from Sardulpur constituency in Churu district.
Sources in the Congress confirmed that Poonia is all set to join the
party and is likely to be formally inducted at a rally on September 22
in Barmer after UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi lays the foundation stone
for an oil refinery in Pachpadra. Insiders said Poonia was approached by
the BJP too and was in talks with state party chief Vasundhara Raje, but chose to join the Congress.
The Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee is married into a family in
Gagarwas village in Churu district and has been a popular face in the area owing
to her performances in national and international competitions. The Ashok Gehlot government had honoured her with cash rewards and also a
house on winning the gold at the Commonwealth Games. Poonia, who works
in the railways, had also been offered a job of deputy superintendent of police, but she had declined it.
Poonia's induction into the party is aimed at getting Jat votes in the
state. With a woman candidate of Poonia's stature contesting in the area, the Congress is hoping to see a change in the voting pattern.
Source:Express News Service
Five killed in car-truck collision
Jaipur, July 9, 2013 (PTI): Five persons including a two-year-old child were killed today when their
car collided with a truck in Churu district of Rajasthan. The incident occurred on the
Ratangarh -Sardarshahar road in the district
when the car coming from Ajmer collided head on with the truck, police said, adding that another person was injured.
The victims, including a two year-old baby and a woman, were on their
way to Srinagar after a visit to the Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Dargah in Ajmer, SHO (Ratangarh) Amir Hassan said.
Gehlot promises degree college in Rajgarh
CHURU, May 29, 2013: In the last leg of the 8th round of Congress's Sandesh
Yatra , chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday announced to open a government degree college at Rajgarh division of
Churu district. He also inaugurated state's first women PCR "Apni Sakhi" in the
district. Addressing the gathering at Rajgarh, Gehlot announced to open a
government college, a long pending demand of the people. He also promised to look at the possibility of constructing a railway overbridge
in the area. "We don't make any declarations during our Sandesh Yatra.
But since I got to know all other divisions in the district have government colleges except Rajgarh, we will open one here too," said Gehlot.
Avoiding a direct attack on BJP president Vasundhara Raje, the CM urged
people to take maximum benefit of the welfare schemes. "There will be
lot of possibilities that will come up in the state in coming days. We
are giving laptops and tablets so that our youth can be well prepared to grab those opportunities," he said.
He reiterated that state government schemes are part of budget and not
sops announced before the election. "All our projects are part of manifesto and passed during the budget in the assembly".
Churu sizzles at 48.5 degrees C
Churu, May 20, 2013:
Heat wave conditions aggravated in the state on Saturday when mercury took an
upward swing with Churu recording a maximum temperature of 48.5 degrees Celsius. Attributing the rise in mercury to vanishing of upper air cyclonic
circulation and northerly winds, the Met office said that the ongoing spell will continue for the next two days.
Churu was followed by Sriganganagar which witnessed a maximum
temperature of 48.4 degree Celsius, Bikaner 47.2, Kota, Barmer and Jaisalmer 46.4 degrees Celsius each, Pilani 45.2, Chittorgarh 44.6,
Jodhpur 44.4 and Ajmer 44.2 degrees Celsius.
2 dead, 32 hurt in road mishap in Churu
Bikaner, April 29, 2013 (PTI): Two persons were killed and 32 others injured
when a bus in which they were travelling overturned in Churu district
today, police said. The incident occurred on Churu-Bhaleri road, they said, adding that the
injured have been shifted to Rajgarh hospital.
Mentally ill man chained to bed for 12 years
Churu, April 24, 2013 (IANS): Unable to pay for his treatment, and
receiving no help from the government, the family of a mentally-challenged 33-year-old man in
Rajasthan's Churu district has kept him chained to a bed for more than 12 years now.
The victim, Arif Kaji, is a resident of Sunjagarh town in the district,
some 350 kilometres from state capital Jaipur. Arif lost his mental balance at the age of 21, after a prolonged
illness. Arif was married and had three children by then. For the past 12 years, he has been living tied to an iron chain in a
dark corner of his house, and receives no treatment. Rubeena, his wife, says Arif would suddenly turn violent and start
throwing things out in a fit of rage.
If he is kept free, he throws stones even at neighbours and shouts at
them. I am his wife and it hurts a lot to see him chained like this, but
this is the only way for me to keep him under control, Rubeena told
IANS, adding that her husband suffers from hallucinations. Rubeena said she had sought medical help from doctors in her town and
nearby places, but the condition of her husband did not improve.
People say I should get him treated at a specialised hospital in a
bigger city, but my money has now dried up and I don't know whom to approach, Rubeena said,
explaining that she had taken her husband to public grievances camps organised by the district administration several
times, but received no financial help. I am forced to work as a labourer to look after my three children and
husband. The income is not enough to send the children to school, Rubeena said.
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.