Darbhanga

  • 95 fall ill in Bihar after eating 'prasad' 2 days ago

    Patna: At least 95 people, including children, were taken ill after eating 'prasad', food offered to deities in temples in Bihar on Friday, an official said. The incident took place in Darbhanga district's Bahadurpur block, about 200 km away. The medical condition of 20 of the 95 affected was stated to be...
  • Under-construction river bridge collapses, four feared killed May 28, 2014

    Four labourers were feared killed on Wednesday when an under-construction bridge collapsed and fell into a river in a village in Bihar's Darbhanga district, an official said. The bridge was being built over the Bhagmati river. The bridge being laid on the river Kareh in Akraha village collapsed and fell in the...
  • Cases against Priyanka Gandhi to be heard on May 19 May 8, 2014

    The two cases filed against Priyanka Gandhi for her 'neech rajniti' barb at Narendra Modi were taken up on Thursday and posted for hearing on May 19. In the case filed by Bihar BJP General Secretary Surajnandan Mehta, his lawyer Shambhu Prasad told the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (Patna) Rama...
  • 3 persons killed, 5 injured as bus carrying marriage party overturns April 25, 2014

    Three persons were killed and five others injured on Friday when a bus carrying a marriage party from Delhi overturned in Dimri area of Bihar's Darbhanga district.  The mishap took place near Bharathi farmhouse, police said. The driver was allegedly drunk. Three persons, identified as Ajit Mandal, Govind Sahni and Shivnath Sahni...
  • Sampark Kranti leaves 4 coaches behind while departing from Darbhanga April 18, 2014

    Train movement under Samastipur rail division was hampered for around two hours on Friday morning when Darbhanga-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Superfast Express sped ahead leaving four coaches behind at Laheriasarai station in Darbhanga district. Railway officials said the Delhi-bound train started its journey at 8.35 am from Darbhanga station and reached...
  • DMCH junior doctors sit on indefinite strike, demand Rs 50,000 stipend January 28, 2014

    Around 200 junior doctors of the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in Bihar's Darbhanga district on Tuesday went on an indefinite strike to press for their demand for hike in stipend. "We have launched an indefinite strike to press for our demand for hike in stipend to Rs 50,000 per...
  • No need to dial 100, just ring 'Jehangiri Ghanti' to call police January 27, 2014

    In a unique initiative, the police in Darbhanga zone in Bihar has introduced concept of "Jehangiri ghanti (bell)" at the residence of officials which anybody in distress can press for action round-the-clock. The idea has been introduced by new Inspector General of Police, Darbhanga zone, Arvind Pandey, in all the 10...
  • District officials confined by JD(U) workers for non-allotment of shops to fishermen December 20, 2013

    The Darbhanga Deputy Development Commissioner and some other district officials were on Thursday confined for about five hours by a group of JD(U) workers, led by an MLA, for non-allotment of shops to fishermen. The JD(U) MLA from Bahadurpur, Madan Sahni, led the protesters, and locked all the three exit gates...
  • All district headquarters in the state linked with Patna by road November 26, 2013

    The Bihar government has registered a significant achievement by linking all district headquarters of the state with Patna and now it takes maximum six hours by road to reach the state capital from any of the district headquarters town. This has been achieved due to construction/improvement of 1296.93 km major district...
  • Mahabodhi blasts: NIA announces Rs 10 lakh reward for clues July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced Rs 10 lakh reward for anyone providing clues leading to the Mahabodhi temple bombers. Even three days after a series of blasts rocked the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, security agencies and Bihar Police have failed to any major lead in the...
  • Bihar: UPA woos Nitish, approves Rs 4,000 crore package under PMGSY July 7, 2013

    Patna: In another instance of Congress reaching out to Nitish Kumar, the Union Rural Development Ministry has approved Rs 4,000 crore for the construction of 5,700 km of rural roads, highest allotment for the state in the past 12 years. "I'm happy that today. I'll inform Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar...
  • Bihar: Students from Belgium donate Rs 2 cr build TB centre December 13, 2012

    Darbhanga: Students from Belgium are in Bihar on a special mission - to build a tuberculosis research centre in Darbhanga. They have not only donated a whopping sum of Rs 2 crore for the project, but are also working as labourers. This group of bright young students from Belgium are...
  • Karnataka arrests terrorist in Bihar, Nitish fumes May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday vented his anger on way Karnataka police arrested a suspect terrorist from Darbhanga in Bihar, without formally informing the state police. Bangalore Crime Branch officials arrested Kafil Akhtar from Darbhanga for his alleged involvement in the M Chinnaswamy cricket stadium blasts....
  • Two killed in Bihar earthquake September 18, 2011

    Patna: Two persons were killed in Bihar's Nalanda and Darbhanga areas after a tremor shook several parts of the state on Sunday evening, officials said. A five-year-old girl died after a wall collapsed on her while she was playing at a house in Nalanda's Sabanhua village, they...
  • Foreign Service officer wanted dowry December 25, 2006

    Darbhanga: An Indian Foreign Service Officer has been accused of refusing to marry his fiancée after her family told him that they cannot pay the Rs 1 crore dowry he had demanded. A police complaint against Amit Kumar Mishra was registered at the Lehariasarai police station on Sunday on Rachna Kumari’s...
  • SC boy, Muslim girl beaten for marrying October 15, 2006

    Darbhanga (Bihar): A Scheduled Caste man and a Muslim girl had their faces blackened and were assaulted by members of a panchayat for deciding to marry against the wishes of village elders in Bihar's Darbhanga district. Ganesh Sada and Lal Bibi of Kumharauli, who were in love for the past three...
  • Bihar village misses it's annual floods September 5, 2006

    Darbhanga (Bihar): This year's monsoon has made people homeless and snatched away their livelihood. But for the residents of Kushwerwar Asthan at Darbhanga this year’s monsoon has left the miserable because they didn't get their yearly flood. It’s after 40 years that Kushwerwar Asthan has had a monsoon without floods. The...