Gaya

  • Eleven bombs recovered in two Bihar constituencies 10-04-2014 12:22 AM

    Eleven bombs planted by Maoists in Gaya and Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar were found on Wednesday by security forces, police said. Gaya's Senior Superintendent of Police Nishant Tiwari said five "cane bombs" were recovered from Banke Bazaar area and near Sherghati. In Aurangabad, six similar bombs were found...
  • A day before polls, seven bombs planted by Maoists seized 09-04-2014 03:41 PM

    Seven bombs planted by Maoists in Gaya and Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar were found early on Wednesday by security forces, police said. Bihar will see six-phase polling beginning on April 10. Gaya along with five Maoist-affected constituencies - Aurangabad, Sasaram, Jamui, Nawada and Karakat - will vote on...
  • 27 powerful landmines unearthed, hardcore Maoist arrested 05-04-2014 12:06 AM

    In a major haul of explosives before the Lok Sabha elections, security forces on Friday recovered 27 powerful landmines in Bihar's Gaya district, while a hardcore Maoist was arrested from neighbouring Aurangabad district. Besides the landmines, 24 pipe bombs weighing five kg each and three tiffin bombs weighing 10 kg...
  • Day after stones, chappals were thrown, people shout pro-Modi slogans at Nitish's election rally 01-04-2014 11:52 PM

    Pro-Narendra Modi slogans were shouted by youth at a rally in Gaya by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, a day after stones and chappals were thrown at his rallies in Nalanda district. The youths broke into slogans for the BJP prime ministerial candidate at Kumar's rally at Wazirganj, about 50km...
  • Holy cities of Varanasi, Gaya used for smuggling rare tortoises, turtles 30-03-2014 11:41 AM

    The holy cities of Varanasi and Gaya are being increasingly used for smuggling of rare tortoises and freshwater turtles, according to the wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC officials said the final destination for these turtles, smuggled via Bangkok, is Hong Kong. The officials pointed out at the recent arrest...
  • Commotion at Modi's rally in Gaya, police resort to lathicharge 27-03-2014 04:35 PM

    Gaya: There was commotion at the venue of Narendra Modi's rally in Gaya in Bihar and police resorted to mild lathicharge to control the crowd. The trouble started after a few people tried to jump the barricade and enter the enclosure meant for women. The situation was brought under control...
  • Maoists blow up 2 mobile towers in Gaya ahead of Narendra Modi's visit 27-03-2014 09:32 AM

    Gaya: Hours ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's visit to Gaya in Bihar, Maoists blew up two mobile tower in the district. Modi is scheduled to address a rally in Gaya on Thursday. CNN-IBN has also learned that a bomb was found on a railway track...
  • Bihar Police wants custody of IM's Tehsin Akhtar 25-03-2014 07:48 PM

    Bihar Police will seek the custody of Indian Mujahideen operative Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu, who was the brain behind last year's blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, police said on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Akhtar, a resident of Maniarpur village in Samastipur district, was arrested by Delhi Police from Rajasthan. Patna's...
  • Indian Mujahideen head Yasin Bhatkal's deputy Tehseen Akhtar arrested 25-03-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in investigations into several terror cases, Indian security agencies arrested the officiating head of the Indian Mujahideen, Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu on Tuesday. A Delhi Police official said he was arrested from the Naxalbari area in Darjeeling. His arrest will deal a major blow...
  • 'To teach boyfriend a lesson, my uncle sent threat SMS to DM using phone he gifted me' 15-03-2014 12:59 PM

    At least three people, including a girl, have been detained in Patna for threatening to blow up the Bodh Gaya and Vishnupad temples in Gaya district, police said on Saturday. Police detained Sunny, Rakesh and a 19-year-old girl from Ranipur-Rasulpur locality in Patna late on Friday, Senior Superintendent of Police...
  • Aslam Pervez confesses his involvement in Bodh Gaya, Gandhi Maidan blasts: Police 08-03-2014 11:03 PM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested one accused of the serial blasts during Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Patna last in October last year from a village in Arwal district of Bihar, police said. The person arrested was identified as Aslam Pervez, son of Maqsood Alam...
  • NIA detains two in Bodh Gaya blasts case 07-03-2014 06:15 PM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained two people in Bihar's Arwal district to quiz them over the July 7, 2013, serial bomb blasts in Bodh Gaya, police said on Friday. A district police official said the NIA team detained two residents of Avgila village in Patna district. Last week also,...
  • Bodh Gaya blasts: Suspected IM activist arrested in Arwal 02-03-2014 05:06 PM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) activist in connection with Bodh Gaya serial blasts from a village in Bihars Arwal district, police said on Sunday. Acting on a tip off, the NIA team arrested the suspected IM activist Md Irfan from Auwgila village late...
  • NIA arrests 2 persons in connection with blasts at Modi's Patna rally 25-02-2014 07:26 AM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested two persons from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the blasts outside the rally of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on October 27. NIA sources said Fakruddin and Ahmed were arrested from Mirzapur in eastern Uttar Pradesh for allegedly procurring...
  • Armed Maoists attack police outpost, forced to retreat 27-01-2014 10:49 PM

    Armed Maoists attacked and opened fire on the Chakrabandha police outpost under Dumariya police station of Bihar's naxal-hit Gaya district on Monday but an alert security forces retaliated forcing the ultras to flee, a police officer said. The Maoists opened fire on the police outposts which over 100 CRPF and...
  • Mumbai: Woman, 2-year-old son missing since Jan 12 25-01-2014 09:26 AM

    Mumbai: A woman and her two-year-old son have gone missing since January 12. The woman's husband claimed that they had boarded the Howrah Express from Gaya for Mumbai. Her husband claimed that he last spoke to her once she reached Dadar, but his wife and son never reached home. A...
  • Property of Patna serial blasts' suspect attached after he fails to surrender 13-01-2014 11:54 AM

    The property of suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Haider Ali, accused in bomb blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, was attached on Sunday night after he failed to surrender, police said on Monday. Haider is a resident of Khiryawa village under Madanpur police station in Aurangabad district. "A joint team of...
  • Bihar blasts accused's property attached by NIA and Bihar Police 11-01-2014 07:57 PM

    The property of suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, accused in several bomb blasts including in Delhi, Mumbai, Patna and Bodh Gaya, was attached by the NIA and Bihar Police Saturday after he failed to surrender within the stipulated deadline, police said. Akhtar is a resident of Maniyarpur...
  • Gaya Deputy Mayor, seven others arrested on gangrape charge 07-01-2014 07:06 PM

    The Deputy Mayor of Gaya Municipal Corporation and seven others have been arrested on the charge of kidnapping and gangrape in Patna, and sent to judicial custody till January 20, police said. Deputy Mayor Mohan Shrivastava and seven others were arrested late last night from a city hotel, along with...
  • Gaya Deputy Mayor arrested with two call girls 07-01-2014 06:37 PM

    Gaya Deputy Mayor Mohan Srivastava was arrested late on Monday night from a posh hotel room in Patna during a police raid. "Srivastava was caught along with two call girls in a hotel room," a police official said. According to police officials, six people, including Gaya's deputy mayor, were arrested...
  • NIA not sharing information about Patna and Bodh Gaya blasts: Ranchi police 01-01-2014 11:39 AM

    The NIA, which has detained persons from here in connection with the blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, has been accused of not sharing information about the same with the Ranchi police. The NIA has refused to divulge information about the persons they had detained from Ranchi for interrogation in...
  • Govt clears Rs 1,912 crore of road projects in Bihar, Gujarat 26-12-2013 11:45 PM

    The government on Thursday approved the widening of highways in Bihar and Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs 1,912 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared projects that include the four-laning of a highway stretch in the Buddhist tourist circuit in Bihar for Rs 1,408.85 crore and...
  • Patna blasts suspect's family among others invited to Modi rally 23-12-2013 09:16 AM

    Jharkhand BJP leaders reached out to the family of Patna blast suspect Imitiaz, inviting them to their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally here on December 29. BJP is extending invitations to every family in Jharkhand requesting them to turn up at the rally. "Under the leadership of senior BJP...
  • With Mid-day meal tragedy and terror attacks, 2013 proves to be a tough year for Nitish Kumar 21-12-2013 12:07 PM

    2013 proved to be a tough year for Nitish Kumar who had to walk the tightrope after being pushed to the brink following JD-U's split from BJP, the terror attack in Bodh Gaya and serial blasts in the state capital during Narendra Modi's rally. Bihar government, which had earned praise...
  • NIA takes Patna serial blasts suspect to Ranchi for more leads 19-12-2013 07:38 AM

    The NIA sleuths on Wednesday brought Patna serial blasts suspect Imitiaz Ansari to Ranchi in search of more evidences in connection with Bodhgaya and Patna serial blasts, a senior IPS officer said. "The NIA team is here. It has brought Imitiaz Ansari to Ranchi in connection with Patna bomb blasts....
  • NIA given 13-day remand of 2 SIMI activists involved in Patna blasts, Bodh Gaya attacks 04-12-2013 02:31 PM

    A special court in Patna on Wednesday gave 13 days remand of two SIMI activists arrested from Chhattisgarh in connection with Bodh Gaya and Patna serial blasts to NIA for questioning. After being brought to Patna from Raipur, two SIMI activists--Umer Siddiqui and Azharuddin Kureshi--were produced in the court of...
  • Bihar's Bodh Gaya temple dome inlaid with gold 28-11-2013 08:21 PM

    The dome of Bodh Gaya's 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine, has been inlaid with nearly 300 kg gold donated by devotees from Thailand - giving the shrine a new look. "A team of technical experts from Thailand has completed work to gold-plate the dome and final touches were given...
  • SIMI planned to strike pilgrim train, Shia mosque in Lucknow: Police 28-11-2013 08:09 AM

    Suspected Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operative Umer Siddhiqui, who was recently nabbed in Raipur, had planned to attack a Delhi-Bodh Gaya special train and the Shia mosque at Lucknow, police said. Police added that along with the recent Patna blasts accused Haider Ali alias 'Abdulla', Siddhiqui (35), had...
  • Nitish Kumar should explain security lapse to people: BJP 25-11-2013 08:53 PM

    BJP on Monday took a swipe at Nitish Kumar, who presented the annual performance report of Bihar government in Patna, saying the Chief Minister should have also highlighted its alleged failure to combat terror attacks and sudden spate in Maoist activities in the state. In a statement issued in Patna,...
  • Patna serial blasts: Police custody of SIMI members arrested from Raipur extended 23-11-2013 08:56 AM

    A local court on Friday extended the police remand of four suspected SIMI activists, arrested in Raipur in connection with Patna serial blasts, till November 27. Seven other members of the banned outfit were sent in judicial remand till December 6. "Chief Judicial Magistrate Alok Kumar has extended the police...