Banka

  • 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...
  • Bihar: Two killed as stampede breaks out at ‘Mandar Mahotsav’ in Banda January 15, 2014

    Banka: At least two people were killed in a stampede at the ongoing 'Mandar Mahotsav' in Bihar's Banka district. "Preliminary inquiry suggest that stampede was caused after either a clash between two groups or rumours of fire when hundreds were watching vulgar dance at a theatre in the fair after Tuesday...
  • Documents show Robert Vadra bought land using a 'fictitious' cheque August 21, 2013

    Chandigarh: Days after Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka's claims, CNN-IBN has accessed documents that reveal that Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra did buy land from Omkareshwar properties using a 'fictitious' cheque. Documents accessed by CNN-IBN show IAS officer Ashok Khemka claimed in his response to a Haryana government...
  • Bihar man marries 22-year-old gangrape survivor May 25, 2013

    Patna: A friend of a woman who was gangraped by three men in Bihar has married the survivor, police said on Saturday. Four days after the 22-year-old woman was gangraped and her friend beaten up by three men in the state's Banka district, the survivor's friend married her at a temple...
  • Bihar: Bureaucrats provide free coaching to IAS aspirants in Naxal-affected areas May 15, 2013

    Banka: Cracking the UPSC is a difficult proposition, especially for aspirants who live in Naxal-infested areas, with no access to proper coaching facilities. But all that has changed in Bihar's Banka district due to the efforts of District Magistrate Dipak Anand and his deputy Sub-Divisional Magistrate Mithilesh Mishra. Together, they...
  • Two men provide free coaching to IAS aspirants in Naxal-hit Banka April 29, 2013

    Banka: Two bureaucrats are paving the way for a better, brighter life for others in Bihar's Naxal-hit Banka region. They are providing UPSC aspirants free education and coaching sessions. Cracking the UPSC is a difficult proposition, especially for aspirants who live in Naxal-infested areas, with no access to proper coaching...
  • Bihar: Woman marries dead partner for legitimacy October 12, 2012

    Banka: A poverty-stricken tribal woman was forced to marry her dead partner in Bihar to save their four children from the stigma of illegitimacy. The incident took place at Rosaiya village under Katoria block of Banka district last week and the authorities confirmed it on Friday. Chudki Hembrom(30)and Mahanlal Marandi had...
  • Security forces gun down three Naxals in Bihar February 26, 2011

    Banka (Bihar): Three Naxals were shot dead on Saturday in an encounter with the security forces at Katoria in Bihar's Banka district, a police officer said. "Acting on a tip off, the security forces comprising CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and SAP (Special Auxiliary Police) jawans surrounded a house in Majhidih...
  • Fernandes, Digvijay to file nomination today April 9, 2009

    New Delhi: In a show of solidarity, expelled Janata Dal - United (JD-U) leader George Fernandes will accompany another rebel party leader Digvijay Singh when he files his nomination from Banka Lok Sabha seat in Bihar on Thursday. Both Fernandes and Singh are contesting as independents from Muzaffarpur and Banka...