PURNIA

  • 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...
  • Who is funding Rahul's nationwide campaigns, asks Modi March 10, 2014

    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 the...
  • Narendra Modi to address public meetings in Muzaffarpur and Purnia in March February 20, 2014

    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 unit...
  • Bihar: Police tie, drag mentallychallenged man on the streets October 24, 2013

    In a shocking incident, a mentallychallenged 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 40yearold Gyanendra Choudhary, a native of Nepal, was injured while crossing the railway tracks and had been admitted to...
  • 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...
  • Mohd Tazmul is defying clerics to worship Goddess Durga October 24, 2012

    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 December 6, 2011

    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 of...
  • Purnia Assembly bypoll: RJD backs CPM nominee June 17, 2011

    Patna: The RJD on Friday lent its support to CPIM nominee Amit Sarkar, son of slain communist leader Ajit Sarkar, for the bypoll 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 Abdul...
  • Charges to be framed in Bihar MLA murder case June 8, 2011

    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 January 5, 2011

    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 arrested...
  • Security tightened after Bihar MLA's murder January 4, 2011

    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 after...
  • Woman stabs Bihar BJP MLA to death January 4, 2011

    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. According...
  • Purnia: 8 killed, 30 wounded in road mishap October 4, 2010

    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 said. Of...
  • 13yrold beaten to death for plucking mangoes May 4, 2009

    Patna: A 13yearold boy was beaten to death for allegedly plucking mangoes from an orchard in a Bihar village, police said on Monday. Ravi Panda was beaten to death on Sunday evening in Bakshaghat near Purnia town, about 400 km from Patna. The victim's father Kamleshwari Paswan said his son was killed...
  • Bihar flood victim looks for his missing father all alone September 11, 2008

    Patna: The devastating floods in Bihar have seen many people getting separated from their families. With nowhere to turn to help in looking for them, they are forced to try and make inquiries themselves. "It's been 13 days since my father went missing. We still have no information about him," says...
  • Dalits fight back for temple entry October 13, 2006

    Purnia (Bihar): It is said that all are equal in the eyes of God. But that is apparently not true about a temple in Purnia village in Bihar. For ages, Dalits have been denied entry inside the temple but instead of sitting back, Dalits here decided to fight back. As...