Kishanganj

  • Everyone claims credit for AMU in Muslim-majority Kishanganj April 21, 2014

    Setting up of an Aligarh Muslim University centre has been a major issue in the national election in Muslim-majority Kishanganj Lok Sabha constituency, one of the most backward pockets of Bihar, with many political parties claiming credit for the institution. After Congress president Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of the...
  • 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...
  • Bihar people have a radar that helps them identify wrong people: Rahul April 16, 2014

    Kishanganj: While Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi continues the 'toffee model' attack on BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi, he made another 'radar' attack on him on Wednesday. Addressing a rally in Bihar's Kishanganj, Rahul said, "Modi doesn't know that every person in Bihar has a radar which helps them know...
  • JDU Kishanganj nominee Akhtarul Iman withdraws in support of Congress April 15, 2014

    Kishanganj (Bihar): Just 10 days before voting the Janata Dal United received a huge blow when its Kishanganj candidate Akhtarul Iman withdrew from the poll race saying his aim was to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party for which Muslim votes should be united and in favour of Congress candidate and...
  • A family of 47 voters wooed by all political parties in Kishanganj March 30, 2014

    It's a joint family of 85 people, with 47 being voters and in this poll season, they find themselves much in demand in Bihar's Kishanganj constituency. Leaders and workers of all political parties are eyeing the joint family, probably the largest in Bihar. The family of 35 children, 30 women and...
  • Nitish Kumar continues tirade against Congress over AMU January 30, 2014

    Continuing his tirade against the Congress, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday criticised the Congressled UPA government for earmarking a very "meagre amount" for the the Aligarh Muslim University centre in Kishanganj. Immediately after Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi left the venue of foundationlaying ceremony at Chakla village...
  • Nitish Kumar not bothered at Congress withdrawing support January 30, 2014

    Amid growing acrimony with Congress, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said if the party wanted it could withdraw support to his government but he will not make compromise with the principles. "If they want they can withdraw support to my government ...I will never make compromise with principles," Kumar...
  • Angry Nitish cools down, to attend AMU's foundationstone laying ceremony January 30, 2014

    After an angry outburst over not being invited, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will finally attend a foundationstone laying ceremony by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. The foundation stone of offcampus branch of the Aligarh Muslim University will be laid in Kishanganj district. "Nitish Kumar has left for Kishanganj to attend...
  • Centre finally puts Nitish Kumar on guest list of AMU event in Kishanganj January 29, 2014

    After much controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has finally received an invitation to the foundationlaying ceremony of an Aligarh Muslim University centre by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at Kishanganjon Thursday, which he confirmed he would attend on Wednesday. Invitation letters from Union Human Resources Development minister M M Pallam Raju...
  • Kishanhganj govt officer carrying fund misuse charges goes missing December 4, 2013

    A Block Development Officer (BDO) went underground after an FIR was lodged on Wednesday against him in a case of defalcation of Rs 2 crore of a minority development programme fund in Bihar's Kisanganj district. The FIR was registered with the Sadar Police Station against BDO Thakurganj Peter Minj and Panchayat...
  • Chargesheet filed against 12 officials in corruption, criminal conspiracy cases August 13, 2013

    A chargesheet was filed in a vigilance court on Tuesday against 12 officials including two former district magistrates of Bihar in connection with a case filed against them on charges of corruption and criminal conspiracy for illegal allotment of 182.07 acre government land in Kishanganj district between 1997 and 2000...
  • 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...
  • WB: CPI(M)'s student supporters beat coll principal January 8, 2012

    Nadia: Some supporters of CPI(M)'s student wing SFI on Saturday allegedly beat up the principal of a college in Nadia district, police said. A group of five students who are SFI supporters entered Majdia Sudhir Ranjan Lahiri College campus in Krishnaganj and allegedly bet up the principal Sarojendra Nath Kar after...
  • Kishanganj: students end 15hour rail blockade October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: After 15 hours of blockade, students from Aligarh Muslim University finally ended their agitation. The students, who were demanding land for the Aligarh Muslim University proposed study centre, called off their protest late on Wednesday night. Islampur MLA Abdul Karim Chaudhry told PTI that the standoff ended after former...
  • Bihar: Two oil tankers of goods train catch fire September 28, 2011

    Kishanganj: Two oil tankers of a goods train caught fire, while two others derailed between Aluabari and Mangurjaan railway stations in Bihar's Kishanganj district on Wednesday. ADG (Railway) SK Bhardwaj said the goods train was on its way to Tatanagar from Rangapara in Assam when the four oil tankers derailed...
  • Women teach sex education to girls in madarssa April 16, 2008

    Patna: With the number of HIVinfectedcases on a steep rise in the subcontinent, a madarssa in Bihar has taken it upon itself to spread muchneeded awareness on the issue. The madarssa in Bihar's Kishanganj district has introduced sex education for girls, probably a first for any madarssa in the country....