SAMASTIPUR

  • Delhi court to pronounce verdict in former railway minister LN Mishra's murder case on December 8 November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has fixed December 8 as the date to pronounce its judgement in the murder case of former railway minister LN Mishra on Monday. The case relates to the bomb blast at the function attended by Mishra at Samastipur Railway Station on January 2, 1975. He...
  • Judgement in former railway minister LN Mishra murder case likely today November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Kadkadooma Court in Delhi is likely to pronounce its judgement in the murder case of former railway minister LN Mishra on Monday. The case relates to the bomb blast at the function attended by Mishra at Samastipur Railway Station on January 2, 1975. He had succumbed to...
  • Class 10 student attacked, acid poured in his eyes, hands chopped June 13, 2014

    Patna: Six men attacked a class 10 student and poured acid in his eyes on Friday. The incident took place in Samastiputra district of Bihar. The attackers then cut off both of his hands. He has lost his eye sight. The youth has been admitted to the hospital and is now critical....
  • Block Education Officer, Circle Inspector arrested for accepting bribe April 2, 2014

    Sleuths of the Vigilance Investigation Bureau allegedly caught the Block Education Officer of Samastipur and Circle Inspector of Alamnagar in Madhepura while taking bribe on Tuesday. "BEO Sudeshwar Sah was arrested when he was accepting Rs 25,000 from one Sunil Kumar Jha for the advancement of the government middle school at...
  • 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,...
  • Foot overbridge falls over Amrapali Express February 4, 2014

    Samastipur: A portion of a foot overbridge on Monday fell over bogies of Katiharbound Amrapali Express on Samastipur, but there was no report of any casualty. The AmritsarKatihar Amrapali Express moving at slow speed hit an engine going to yard following which three bogies of the Express train derailed and hit...
  • Bihar: Railway foot overbridge falls on Amrapali Express, 2 injured February 3, 2014

    Samastipur: Two people were injured after a railway foot overbridge fell on Amrapali Express at Samastipur station in Bihar on Monday evening. As per initial reports many more people are feared to be injured in the incident. Senior officers have rushed to the spot and are monitoring the situation. (More details...
  • Gujarati girl rescued after being confined and gangraped January 11, 2014

    A Gujarati girl, allegedly lured to Bihar on the pretext of marriage and gangraped after being kept confined in a house, was rescued when she managed to send word of her ordeal through a vegetable seller in the district, police said on Saturday. The girl was rescued on January 9 from...
  • Kolkata gangrape: People stage protest, demand death penalty for accused January 4, 2014

    Hundreds of people took to streets in Bihar on Friday demanding death sentence to the attackers of a 16yearold girl who was raped and set ablaze in West Bengal, while an exgratia payment of Rs.1 lakh was given from the Bihar Chief Minister's fund to her family. "We want nothing less...
  • Bihar: Man ends life after made to lick spit as punishment October 20, 2013

    Samastipur(Bihar): A man, who was punished by the panchayat and made to lick the spit of the villagers off the ground in Bihar's Samstipur district ended his life as he was unable to bear the ignominy, police said on Saturday. Ranjit Mahto (40) of Gorai village in Samstipur district committed suicide...
  • NIA picks up father of terror suspect Md Tehseen Akhtar September 2, 2013

    Samastipur: A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Monday picked up the father of fugitive terror suspect Md Tehseen Akhtar, alias Monu, from Maniyarpur in Bihar's Samastipur district for questioning, police said. A six-member NIA team came to the village and went straight to the house of Md Wasim Akhtar, Monu's...
  • Bihar: College student alleges gangrape, then retracts December 31, 2012

    Samastipur: A Bihar college student, who at first alleged that she was gangraped by two young men from her village, later retracted her statement despite a medical test proving her charges to be true. The 17yearold student had alleged that she was gangraped three days ago. A student of a local...
  • Bihar: Woman sells son to pay off Rs 15000 debt September 4, 2012

    Samastipur: Driven by poverty, a woman of Samastipur has sold her 18monthold son to another woman to pay off a debt of Rs 15,000, police said on Tuesday. The impoverished woman Parvati of Chandchaur village allegedly sold off her son to Bini Devi on Monday in Devi's village Chiranjivipur in Begusarai...
  • SC seeks status report on LN Mishra murder case October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Expressing shock and surprise at the protracted delay of 36 years, the Supreme Court on Wednesday sought from the Centre a status report on the trial relating to the 1975 Samastipur blast that killed Railway Minister LN Mishra and reserved its judgement in CJI AN Ray attack case. While...
  • One dead, 50 injured in Bihar train accident October 8, 2009

    Patna: A passenger was killed and at least 50 injured when the AmritsarKatihar Amarpali Express express train derailed in Bihar, police said Thursday. The engine and seven bogies of the train derailed late on Wednesday between the Pasraha and Gauchari railway stations near Naugachia, about 160 km from Patna. Railway sources said...
  • Parents offer to sell kidneys, fail to save kid January 30, 2008

    Patna: Little Sunni died in a hospital in Samastipur on Wednesday, before his impoverished parents found any takers for their kidneys so they could rustle up the Rs 2,50,000 needed to treat their son's blood cancer. As newspapers broke the story of an international kidney sale racket in Gurgaon, twoandahalf year...
  • 500 kids in Bihar jails, for no crime June 13, 2007

    Samastipur (Bihar): Jail is an unusual address for fiveyearold Vipin Kumar, but such is the way of life for over 500 children who are languishing in jails across Bihar for no fault of theirs. While their parents serve their sentences, there's no one to look after them outside. I dont...
  • Pak man's last wish to die in India May 27, 2007

    Samastipur (Bihar): Its a story that has all the makings of an IndoPak bonhomie potboiler and could inspire many a filmmaker on both sides of the border. Its the tale of 85yearold Haji Shiekh Manzoor, a Pakistani citizen who wants to die and be buried next to his relatives in...