Purnia

  • Who is funding Rahul's nationwide campaigns, asks Modi 10-03-2014 04:51 PM

    Patna: Narendra Modi, BJP's prime ministerial candidate, on Monday addressed a rally in Purnia where he took on his rival in the fight, Rahul Gandhi. He said the Centre must come clean on who is funding his nationwide campaigns. "Shehzada is going to the country holding rallies. The government at...
  • Narendra Modi to address public meetings in Muzaffarpur and Purnia in March 20-02-2014 11:19 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister NarendraModi will address public meetings in Muzaffarpur on March 3and in Purnia a week later, party's Bihar unit presidentsaid on Thursday. Modi's Muzaffarpur rally will be held at the PoliceLine ground on March 3 in which lakhs of party leaders andworkers are likely to attend, BJP state...
  • Bihar: Police tie, drag mentally-challenged man on the streets 24-10-2013 04:24 PM

    In a shocking incident, a mentally-challenged and injured man was tied and then dragged mercilessly on the streets of Purnia in Bihar by some Government Railway Police officials. The man identified as 40-year-old Gyanendra Choudhary, a native of Nepal, was injured while crossing the railway tracks and had been admitted...
  • Bihar: Thousands of flood victims observe Ramzan fast 15-07-2013 06:08 PM

    Patna: Thousands of Muslims in Bihar are observing the Ramzan fast despite struggling to survive amid inadequate relief in the flood-hit 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 day-long fast and vail...
  • Mohd Tazmul is defying clerics to worship Goddess Durga 24-10-2012 07:52 AM

    Patna: Mohammad Tazmul is a devoted Muslim. He leads a simple life, beginning his day with the Namaj. But after this, there is a tectonic shift to his existence, especially during the festival season. Tazmul worships Maa Durga and leads a bhajan troupe during the 9 days of Navratra. "When...
  • One more IM operative arrested in Bihar 06-12-2011 05:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police have picked up Idian Mujahideen (IM) operative Aftab alias Farooq alias Roshan from Purnia in Bihar. With this, a total of seven IM operatives, along with Farooq, have been arrested so far. Acting on a tip off by Intelligence Bureau (IB), a special branch team...
  • Purnia Assembly by-poll: RJD backs CPM nominee 17-06-2011 05:42 PM

    Patna: The RJD on Friday lent its support to CPI-M nominee Amit Sarkar, son of slain communist leader Ajit Sarkar, for the by-poll to Purnia Assembly seat on June 25, possibly indicating deteriorating ties with the Congress. "We have decided to support Sarkar," Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Assembly...
  • Charges to be framed in Bihar MLA murder case 08-06-2011 01:47 PM

    Patna: A CBI court on Wednesday fixed June 10 as the date for framing of charges against Rupam Pathak, a school teacher, in connection with Purnia BJP MLA Raj Kishore Keshri murder case. Designated CBI Judge Basant Kumar Singh fixed the date for framing of charges for speedy trial on...
  • Police grill accused in Bihar MLA murder case 05-01-2011 04:27 PM

    Purnia: A chargesheet is likely to be filed on Thursday against the woman, who stabbed to death Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Raj Kishore Keshri in Purnia. Top police officials questioned the woman, Rupam Pathak, on Wednesday and said her act appeared to be premeditated. "Investigation is on and the...
  • Security tightened after Bihar MLA's murder 04-01-2011 06:33 PM

    Purnia: The body of slain BJP MLA Raj Kishore Keshri was handed over to his relatives after autopsy as security measures were beefed up in Bihar's Purnia town to avert any untoward incident following the murder. District Magistrate N Sarwan Kumar said the body was handed over to Keshri's relatives...
  • Woman stabs Bihar BJP MLA to death 04-01-2011 11:14 AM

    Patna: BJP MLA from Purnia in Bihar, Raj Kishore Keshri, was stabbed to death by a woman on Tuesday morning. The woman, identified as Rupam Pathak, has been arrested. Keshri was stabbed at his residence in Purnia by Pathak, a lady teacher, when he was meeting people of his constituency....
  • Purnia: 8 killed, 30 wounded in road mishap 04-10-2010 12:25 PM

    Purnia (Bihar): Eight persons were killed and 30 others injured when an overcrowded bus overturned at Janakinagar in Purnia district, police said Monday. The bus, carrying 90 passengers, was on its way to Patna from Saharsa when the accident occurred late Sunday night, Senior Superintendent of Police N H Khan...
  • Dalits fight back for temple entry 13-10-2006 08:38 AM

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