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  • Bihar CM defends his remark to chop off hands of doctors who don't work 3 days ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has stirred controversy once again as he was heard threatening to chop off the hands of doctors if they didn't work. He has defended himself by saying that it was just a figure of speech. Manjhi had said, "I will cut off the hands...
  • Tradition of Nalanda University is firmly against divisiveness: Amartya Sen 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The recently revived Nalanda University will depend on its "old glory" while embarking on its new journey in which attempts will be made to learn across the barriers of regions and countries, Amartya Sen said on Thursday. "Integrated thought and profound global understanding marks tradition of Nalanda, which...
  • Bihar government seeks report on madrasa refusing to admit girls 6 days ago

    Patna: In an IBN Network impact, the Bihar Home Department has stepped in after allegations that a government-aided madrasa in Bihar Sharif stopped admitting girls. The Home Department has sought a report from the state education department. The government-aided madrasa resumed admissions after its move created controversy. Madrasa officials had...
  • Finance Commission Chairman YV Reddy calls for upliftment of dalits -1050362578 minutes ago

    Patna: Expressing deep concern with plight of dalits in India and discrimination against them, the 14th Finance Commission Chairman Y V Reddy called for corrective measures at societal level for their uplift. The dalits continue to lag behind in terms of socio-economic empowerment and education despite provisions being there in...
  • Patna stampede: Rs 68 lakh released from PM's relief fund October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office has released over Rs 68 lakh from the PM's National Relief Fund to the Bihar government as ex-gratia to be paid to the relatives of those killed in the Patna stampede and those grievously injured. "The total involved amount of Rs 68.50 lakh for 33...
  • Muzaffarpur: CBI confirms skeleton found two years ago was that of missing girl Navruna October 9, 2014

    Muzaffarpur: The CBI has confirmed that the skeleton found near the house of a missing girl Navruna two years ago was that of the teenager, her parents said on Thursday. "CBI officials told us that DNA test confirmed that the skeleton was that of Navruna," victim's parents Atul Chakravorty and Maitri...
  • RJD MP Pappu Yadav to launch stir against doctors from Monday October 9, 2014

    Patna: RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav announced to launch a "people's agitation" against doctors charging "exorbitant" fees and other charges from Monday to solve problems of common man. The agitation is fixed on October 13 at Saharsa, Yadav said addressing a dharna here. Yadav, Lok Sabha member from...
  • Patna stampede: Bihar government seeks report on defective lights October 8, 2014

    Patna: Bihar government has sought a report from the Patna Municipal Corporation on defective high mast lights suspected to be one of the reasons behind the stampede here that claimed 33 lives on Dusshera day. "I have directed Commissioner, Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) to give a report to me on...
  • Ten IAS officers transferred in Bihar in an administrative reshuffle October 7, 2014

    Patna: In a minor administrative reshuffle, the Bihar government transferred eight IAS officials and released two others for Central deputation, an official notification said. Sunil Kumar, who is an additional member of the Revenue Board with additional charge of inter-departmental enquiry commissioner, has made posted as Munger Divisional Commissioner and...
  • Patna stampede: Action against 8 doctors for absence when victims were brought to hospital October 7, 2014

    Patna: Days after 33 people were killed in a stampede in Patna, the Bihar government has acted against doctors for allegedly not being available when the victims were brought to the hospital. The Bihar government has suspended the Superintendent of the Patna Medical College and Hospital. It has also taken...
  • Janta Darbar to be called as part of investigation into Patna stampede October 7, 2014

    Patna: The high level probe team investigating the stampede at Patna's Gandhi Maidan will be holding an open 'Janta Darbar' on Tuesday as part of the probe. Home Secretary and ADGP will lead the 'Janta Darbar' where eye witnesses and general public can come forward and record their statements about the...
  • Patna stampede: BJP for slapping murder case against officials, govt says no October 6, 2014

    Patna: BJP on Monday demanded slapping of murder case against the transferred civil and police officers following the October 3 stampede that claimed 33 lives, while the Bihar government said the main opposition party was trying to politicising the incident. "Mere transfer is no punishment for these officials whose negligence...
  • Won't be a mute spectator to incidents like Patna stampede: Congress -1801722898 minutes ago

    Patna: Congress, which is supporting Jitan Ram Manjhi government in Bihar, on Monday said that it would not be a "mute spectator" on incidents like stampede that took 33 lives and left 29 injured and sought stringent punishment against officials found guilty in the probe report. "Human lives are precious....
  • Patna stampede: CM Manjhi stunned during surprise visit to hospital October 5, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was left fuming during a surprise visit in the evening to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) to meet the Dussehra stampede victims as he found doctors unavailable in the Emergency Ward and the place wearing a filthy look. The chief minister was angered...
  • Patna stampede: Bihar government removes four senior oficials, admits serious lapses -2010479698 minutes ago

    Patna: The Bihar government on Sunday removed four senior official including the District Magistrate of Patna in the aftermath of the stampede at the historic Gandhi Maidan during Dussehra festivities in which 33 people were killed and 29 injured. The Jitan Ram Manjhi government also vowed to punish those responsible for...
  • Patna stampede: Police failed to enforce safety measures despite 2 similar tragedies in the past -314801938 minutes ago

    Patna: Almost like a ritual after every tragedy, the Bihar government has ordered a high level enquiry into the stampede which killed 33 people and injured 29 others at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Friday. But the incident has yet again put the state police in the dock, which despite two...
  • Patna stampede: 24 hours after the tragedy, people still searching for their loved ones April 30, 1410

    Patna: A day after the tragic stampede during Dussehra festivities in Patna, many are still looking for their loved ones. Thirty-three people lost their lives and around 21 others were injured in the stampede at the Gandhi Maidan on Friday night. A 16-year-old girl named Priyanka is one those who is...
  • Patna stampede: CM Manjhi admits administrative lapses, assures punishment for culprits -644561938 minutes ago

    Patna: Under attack from opposition parties over the stampede incident that killed 33 people and injured 21 others, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manhjhi on Saturday admitted that there have been lapses on the part of his team. Manjhi has also promised action it has come at a...
  • Kiran Bedi holds the district administration responsible for the Patna stampede October 4, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said that the district administration was to be blamed for whatever happened in Gandhi Maidan in Patna. "Callous attitude, no leadership, lack of coordination by the authorities were the various reasons for the stampede," said Kiran Bedi. ...
  • Patna stampede: Families search for their loved ones October 4, 2014

    Stampede in Patna killed 32 people and left many others injured. CNN-IBN's Prabhakar kumar spoke to the brother of 16-year-old Priyanka, who went missing during the stampede. "We went looking everywhere for my sister but couldn't find her. We even searched in the hospital but could not find her." ...
  • Patna stampede: Muslim woman saves Hindu child October 4, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar met the family of four-year-old girl Chahat who went missing during the stampede in Gandhi Maidan in Patna. She was found by a Muslim lady who took chahat to her house. The rescuer said, "I found her on the road. I took her to my house and...
  • The black shadow of death won and snatched our loved ones, says Patna stampede victim April 17, 1410

    Patna: It was supposed to be an evening full of fun and excitement. The entire family was ready to witness the magnificent Dussehra celebrations at Patna's historic Gandhi Maidan. My friend Vinod Singh and I made the arrangements to take our families to Gandhi Maidan. We hired a tempo (autorickshaw)...
  • Lalu attributes stampede to administrative 'lapse' October 4, 2014

    Patna: RJD president Lalu Prasad on Saturday said the stampede outside Gandhi Maidan which left 33 dead appears to be a result of administrative "lapse" and expressed dismay over the administration's inability to make foolproof arrangements despite several unpleasant incidents in the past at the grounds in the heart of...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee condoles deaths in Patna stampede October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday condoled the loss of lives in the stampede, after the burning of the Ravana effigy, in Patna on Friday and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. In his message to Bihar governor D.Y. Patil, the president said, "I am saddened to learn about...
  • Patna stampede: Gandhi Maidan gates were reportedly shut April 13, 1410

    Several exit gates of the Gandhi Maidan where the stampede took place soon after teh burning of Ravana effigy were either shut or blocked and that is perhaps what led to the tragedy. ...
  • Families lose their loved ones in Patna stampede October 4, 2014

    Stampede at the historic Gandhi Maidan in Patna killed 32 people and left many others injured. Many people have also lost contact with their family members in the confusion that ensued. ...
  • Patna: Locals blame police as 33 killed in Dussehra stampede, high level probe ordered -1223607538 minutes ago

    Patna: At least 33 people have been killed and several injured in a stampede that took place during Dusshera celebrations on Friday night. Soon after the incident, the locals blamed the district police for keeping the exits shut after the celebrations which led to the stampede. The half-km stretch of...
  • Patna stampede: Centre assures all help to victims' families October 3, 2014

    At least 32 people were killed and 21 injured after a stampede at Patna's Gandhi Maidan during the Ravan Dahan ceremony. The incident occurred soon after the effigy of Ravana was burnt. ...
  • Patna Stampede: Union ministers attack Bihar government October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday sought to blame Bihar government over the Patna stampede incident, saying it failed to learn from the past and put in place measures to prevent the tragedy. "It is not only an unfortunate and regrettable incident but also...
  • Patna: 32 dead, 21 injured in stampede at Gandhi Maidan during Dussehra festivities April 8, 1410

    Patna: Tragedy struck Dussehra festivities in Patna, the capital of Bihar, on Friday evening when a stampede at the city's famous Gandhi Maidan resulted in the death of at least 32 people and left 21 others injured. The incident happened soon after the effigy of Ravan was burnt during Dussehra festivities...