Lakhisarai

  • Arms smuggler arrested in Bihar 6 days ago

    An arms smuggler was arrested from a house here under Town police station of Nawada district, the police said on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided the house and arrested Amit Kumar and seized 3.15 bore 55 cartridges from him. The smuggler used to purchase arms and ammunition from...
  • 12 killed, six injured in road accident in Lakhisarai June 11, 2014

    At least 12 people were killed and six others seriously injured on Wednesday when a speeding passenger van collided with a truck in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, police said. Lakhisarai Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Singh said the accident took place near Mahrath village when a speeding van, crowded with passengers, collided...
  • Harcore Maoist arrested in Lakhisarai June 3, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist was arrested on Tuesday from a village in Bihar's Lakhisarai district. On a tip off, a police team raided Bataspur village and nabbed CPI(M-L) ultra Dinesh Yadav, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Manoj Kumar Tiwari said. Yadav was said to be the mastermind behind the Maoists' attack on Dhanbad-Patna...
  • 300 students hit as Maoists blow up a school using 8 cylinder bombs April 10, 2014

    At least 300 students in a village in Bihar's Lakhisarai district lost their school which was destroyed in a blast by Maoists ahead of voting in six parliamentary constituencies of the state on Thursday. The new building of the government high school at Narotampur under Kazra police station totally collapsed in the...
  • Five killed, 150 houses gutted in separate incidents of fire March 28, 2014

    Five persons, including three siblings, were charred to death and 150 houses gutted on Friday in separate incidents of fire in Bihar's Lakhisarai, Begusarai and Samastipur district. A major fire broke out in a hutment in Amhara Ramnagar Tola under Town police station area in Lakhisarai district in which three siblings,...
  • Fake Vigilance Inspector arrested while trying to fleece TT January 26, 2014

    The Railway police on Sunday arrested a fake Vigilance Inspector trying to extort a Ticket Collector on board a train. Deputy Inspector General of Police, Rail, Arun Kumar Dubey said that the impersonator was caught on the complaint of Chief Ticket Collector on Delhi-Bhagalpur Vikramshila Express. The impersonator, identified as Amresh Mishra,...
  • BJP MLA Prem Ranjan Patel defends Shatrughan Sinha July 31, 2013

    In more embarrassment for BJP, party MLA in Bihar Prem Ranjan Patel on Wednesday came out in strong defence of the party MP Shatrughan Sinha's praise of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as prime ministerial material. "There is nothing wrong in Singh's statement," Patel told reporters outside the state assembly premises. He said Sinha's remarks in...
  • Bihar: Rail official mistaken for thief, killed August 8, 2012

    Patna: A railway official was beaten to death on a train in Bihar by a group of people who thought he was a thief, police said on Wednesday. The ghastly incident took place in Lakhisarai district on Tuesday. Virendra Kumar Tyagi was first thrashed by dozens of passengers at the Patna railway...
  • No one should take credit for cops' release: Lalu September 6, 2010

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Monday said that though he was happy that the Maoists have freed three abducted Bihar policemen, "no one should take credit" for their release. "We are happy that the three policemen were released, but no one should take credit for it," Lalu Prasad...
  • Villagers block highway to protest abduction September 4, 2010

    Patna: Hundreds of people from the village of abducted policeman Abhay Kumar Yadav blocked a national highway on Saturday to protest the Bihar government's failure to rescue the sub-inspector who is among the three policemen being held hostage by Maoists. Yadav, along with three other policemen, was abducted by Maoists...
  • Three abducted Bihar cops are safe, say Maoists September 4, 2010

    Patna: A self-proclaimed Maoist spokesman on Saturday claimed that the three policemen abducted by the rebels were safe and the proof about this would be provided shortly, but demanded the Bihar government immediately halt operations and call for talks. The spokesman, Avinash, rang up media offices and said they would provide...
  • Nitish struggling to solve the hostage crisis September 3, 2010

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is faced with a tough question: does he give in to Maoist threats and release their eight comrades or does he stand firm and risk the lives of the three policemen. The Bihar hostage crisis has meant that Nitish is facing the toughest test of...
  • Maoist deadline ends, Bihar CM under pressure September 3, 2010

    Patna: The new deadline of 10 am Friday set by the Maoists for the release of the three remaining Bihar policemen still being held hostage has expired but there is still no confirmed news about them. Reports say the three policemen still being hostage are safe, but their fate too...
  • Maoist deadline expires, Bihar govt in a fix September 2, 2010

    Patna: The standoff between Maoists and the police in Bihar over the kidnapping of four policemen in Lakhisarai district of the state by the rebels continues. The deadline set by the Maoists for the release of the policemen in lieu of eight of their jailed comrades expired at 10 am...
  • Bihar hostage crisis: Maoists set new deadline September 1, 2010

    New Delhi: The Bihar hostage crisis doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon as the Maoists have set a new deadline of 10 am on Thursday. Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has earlier passed the buck on the issue of four Bihar policemen kidnapped by Naxals saying it is...
  • 41 labourers die as truck falls into river in Bihar August 3, 2008

    Lakhisarai (Bihar): At least 41 farm labourers were killed and several others injured late on Saturday when an overcrowded truck carrying them fell off a culvert and plunged into a river at Ghongsa village in Bihar's Lakhisarai district. The police said the incident took place when more than 50 farm labourers...