KATIHAR

  • Freight train gets derailed in Katihar, rail services disrupted June 22, 2014

    A container of a freight train derailed due to mechanical problems in Bihar's Katihar district on Sunday disrupting movement of about a dozen trains on the route, a railway official said. The incident took place between Bakhri and Karagola stations under Sonepur division of the EastCentral Railway (ECR) as a container...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 60 per cent voter turnout in seven seats of Bihar April 24, 2014

    Patna: There has been a slight increase in the polling percentage in Bihar vis-a-vis 2009 elections with 60 per cent polling recorded in seven Lok Sabha seats on Thursday as compared to 55.22 last general elections. While Supual registered 59 per cent voting till 6 pm, it was 60 per...
  • BJP faces a resurgent RJD in Seemanchal, Bhagalpur April 21, 2014

    As the electoral battle in Bihar shifts to Seemanchal and eastern region of the state, the polarisation for and against Bharatiya Janata Party becomes more acute as there is the high concentration of Muslim voters in the seven seats for which voting will take place on April 24 in the...
  • 'Mother-son' duo will be defeated in Lok Sabha polls: Modi April 19, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi continued to hurl barbs at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying the mother-son duo will be defeated in the Lok Sabha polls. "The way India has voted, I can say that the 'mother-son' government will surely be defeated," the BJP...
  • Rs 2.86 lakh, Congress flags seized from a car on Purnea-Katihar road April 17, 2014

    The police on Thursay detained three persons and seized Rs 2.86 lakh from a car traveling on the Purnea-Katihar road in the Rautara police station area. The police officers suspected that the money was to be used during elections, as flags, posters and other material belonging to the Nationalist Congress Party...
  • Mistaken identity: Katihar jail releases murder accused by mistake April 13, 2014

    In a major goof up, the authorities of Katihar jail released the prime accused in his wife's murder case instead of his father who was granted bail in the same case by a local court, official sources said. The jail authorities released Krishna Singh, who is a prime accused in his...
  • Three Army jawans arrested for misbehaving with women March 15, 2014

    Three Army jawans were on Saturday arrested for allegedly "misbehaving" with women passengers in Capital Express, Railway police said. On the complaint of some women passengers, GRP Katihar arrested the three Army jawans of 21 Bihar Regiment posted in West Bengal, Station House Officer Jogendra Ravidas said. According to an FIR,...
  • Bihar: Thousands of flood victims observe Ramzan fast July 15, 2013

    Patna: Thousands of Muslims in Bihar are observing the Ramzan fast despite struggling to survive amid inadequate relief in the floodhit districts of Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria and Katihar. "It is difficult to observe fast when there is no arrangement for iftar at sunset to break the daylong fast and vail...
  • Bihar BJP MLC charged with murder, arrested July 23, 2012

    Katihar (Bihar): BJP MLC Ashok Kumar Agrawal charged with the killing of an employee of a petrol pump owned by him at Mirchaibari in the town, has been arrested. A police team took him to the police station from his residence on Sunday night and formally arrested him, official sources said. He...
  • Bihar teacher beaten to death for dowry March 21, 2012

    Patna: A school teacher in Bihar was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and parentsinlaw who attacked her with sticks for not bringing in enough dowry, police said on Wednesday. Nuzhat Parween, 25, who taught at Nisha middle school in Katihar district, about 170 km from Patna, was killed on...
  • Bird flu spreads to half of Bengal, Bihar begins culling January 23, 2008

    Kolkata: Bird flu has come knocking at Kolkata's doorstep as the avian flu has spread to Hoogly and Cooch Behar districts, taking the number of affected districts in the state to nine. Hoogly is just an hour away from the West Bengal capital city. Meanwhile, the Bihar Government has ordered culling...