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 (bē′kə-nîr′, -nâr′)
A city of northwest India in the Thar Desert near the Pakistani border west-southwest of Delhi. It has several 16th-century Rajput palaces built of red sandstone.
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(Placename) 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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(ˈbi kəˌnɪər, -ˌnɛr, ˈbɪk ə-)

a city in NW Rajasthan, India. 416,289.
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Summary: Bikaner (Rajasthan) [India], May 18 (ANI): Bikaner Superintendent of Police has ordered all police stations in the city to increase vigilance and security amidst inputs from secret agencies regarding the probability of a terrorist attack in Punjab and Rajasthan between May 17 and May 19.
3 -- In order to clear extra rush of passengers, the South Central Railway will run eight special trains between Secunderabad and Bikaner.
Earlier in December 2017, the ED arrested Jaiprakash Bagarwa under a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in Rajasthan's Bikaner land scam case.
Bikaner, Feb 27 (ANI): Bikaner male dancers celebrated the festival of colours 'Holi' by performing traditional dances while dressed in women's attire.
Bikaner, Jan 2 (ANI): A camel race organised in Bikaner on Friday as a part of the three-day-long annual camel festival attracted thousands of foreign tourists.
Bikaner, Nov.17 (ANI): Although election fever has gripped the Bikaner constituency, the voters in this Rajasthani city are wary of political outfits and their local leaders.