CHAMPARAN

  • Patna serial blasts suspect released from jail on bail June 23, 2014

    A suspect in the October 2013 Patna serial blasts was on Monday released from jail, four days after a court granted him bail, police said. A designated court on Thursday granted bail to Tabish Niyaz alias Arshad Ansari, a resident of Alauli village in East Champaran district, who was arrested by...
  • Train hits jeep at unmanned crossing, 11 killed June 8, 2014

    Eleven persons, including four children, were killed and two others injured as a speeding goods train hit a jeep carrying members of a marriage party at an unmanned crossing in Bihar's West Champaran district, a police official said on Sunday. The mishap occurred last evening when the jeep carrying 13 members...
  • West Champaran: 12 get life sentence for murdering 1 over property dispute June 6, 2014

    A court in Bihar's West Champaran district on Friday sentenced 12 people to life imprisonment for murdering three persons over a property dispute. District Judge Triloki Nath passed the order sentencing 12 accused persons to lifer after finding them guilty for the murder of three persons in Bariyarwa Tola in Semera...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Voting concludes on 6 seats, Bihar records 56.67% turnout till 6 pm May 11, 2014

    Polling would be held in six Lok Sabha seats in the sixth and last phase of the elections in Bihar on Monday to decide the fate of 90 candidates, including filmmaker Prakash Jha and former union minister Raghubansh Prasad Singh. While Jha is trying his luck on a JD(U) ticket from...
  • LS polls: 6 Bihar seats in last phase; BJP, RJD bank on caste, JDU on work May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: As electioneering progressed in Bihar, the tone and tenor of the leaders slowly changed from development towards caste equations. Facing a charged up Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership fell back on wooing the electorate in the name of caste. BJP prime...
  • Cash award of Rs 1 lakh for providing information on bombs May 10, 2014

    Authorities in Bihar's Maoistaffected East Champaran Lok Sabha constituency on Saturday announced cash awards of up to Rs.1 lakh for information about explosive devices being planted ahead of the last phase of the general elections. The Motihari district administration announced cash award of Rs.1 lakh for anyone providing news about people...
  • 61yearold movie director Prakash Jha on the campaign trail in West Champaran May 10, 2014

    Prakash Jha, famous for films on sociopolitical themes such asGangaajal,Rajneeti andSatyagraha, is hoping to be third time lucky by unseating sitting MP Sanjay Jaiswal of the BJP in the Paschim (West)Champaran Lok Sabha seat in Bihar. Contesting on a JD(U) ticket, the 61yearold movie director is among the 12 contestants from...
  • AAP alleges its candidate was attacked by BJP workers, police dismisses allegation May 9, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday alleged that its candidate for East Champaran constituency Amit Kumar Choube and his supporters were attacked with guns by BJP workers at Panpur Bazar area, but police said it was an incident between two marriage parties. AAP state Campaign Committee Secretary Prabhat Kumar alleged that...
  • LJP state general secretary Lalan Singh arrested for extortion April 24, 2014

    The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police on Thursday arrested Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) state general secretary Lalan Singh on charges of extortion and criminal intimidation. Singh is an accused in case number 4/12 registered at the EOU police station in the state capital. He is accused of threatening,...
  • 3 arrested for carrying Nepalese currency worth over Rs 12 lakh April 20, 2014

    Sashastra Seema Bal on Sunday seized over Rs 12 lakh Nepalese currency and held three persons, including two citizens of Nepal from a village on Indo-Nepal border in Bihar's East Champaran district, a police officer said. A team of 13th battalion of SSB intercepted three persons riding a bike near Agarwa...
  • Five suspected Naxalites held in Bihar April 17, 2014

    Security forces today apprehended five suspected Naxalite cadres along with arms from East Champaran district of Bihar. Officials said a joint squad of forces led by CRPF apprehended the suspected Maoists from Bada Bishanpur-Rajepur axis of the district when the troops were out on an anti-Naxal operation. The nabbed Naxals have been...
  • Three seriously injured after a train hits a pick-up van April 14, 2014

    Three persons were seriously injured when a train hit a pick-up van at an unmanned crossing at Ipra on Muzaffarpur-Narkatiyaganj section in Bihar's East Champaran district on Monday, police said. The four-wheeler was negotiating the track at the crossing falling under Chakiya police station area when the Muzaffarpur-Narkatiaganj Express rammed into...
  • Two arrested with over Rs 45 lakh cash in East Champaran April 9, 2014

    A businessman and his son carrying Rs 45.5 lakh unaccounted cash were arrested on Wednesday from a place under Town police station in Bihar's East Champaran district, the police said. Acting on a tip off, a police arrested Shambhu Gupta and his son Roushan Kumar from near their residence on Dharm...
  • Rs 27.5 lakh cash seized in West Champaran, two arrested April 1, 2014

    Two persons were arrested after Rs 27.5 lakh in cash was seized from the car they were travelling in, police said on Monday. The duo identified as Manoj Paswan and Ranjeet Yadav, of Pokhriya, were travelling in an SUV from Bettiah to Bagaha, when they were stopped at a check-post under...
  • Tiger found dead in Valmiki Tiger Reserve March 10, 2014

    A tiger was found dead in a canal in Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR) in Bihar's West Champaran district on Monday, forest official said. According to the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Nandkishore, the forest guards found the carcass of the tiger in Sikpiya canal on road number seven of Madanpur forest range of VTR. The carcass has...
  • Major fire engulfs Valmiki Nagar tiger reserve, 100 acres of forest gutted February 9, 2014

    A major fire broke out in the Valmiki Nagar Tiger Reserve (VTR) in West Champaran district on Sunday. The fire broke out in Madanpur forest area under the Reserve and spread over a vast tract of about 100 acres destroying trees, District Forest Officer (DFO) Nandkishore said. Many animals also perished...
  • Maoists torch 2 tractors, earth mover in East Champaran February 9, 2014

    Maoists torched three vehicles of a private road construction company in a village in Bihar's East Champaran district, police sources said on Sunday. A group of armed Maoists raided Phulwar village last night and ransacked the camp office of a construction firm before torching two tractors and an earthmover parked there,...
  • CRPF arrests two Naxals in East Champaran January 29, 2014

    Two suspected Naxalites have been apprehended by security forces from the east Champaran district of the state and ammunition seized from them on Wednesday. The operation conducted by paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force along with state police under the Madhuban police station area of the district led to the nabbing of...
  • Four Maoists arrested in East Champaran, Muzaffarpur January 28, 2014

    Four Maoists were arrested by security forces from Bihar's East Champaran and Muzaffarpur districts, police sources said on Tuesday. Two Maoists, Dashrath Ram and Rajesh Ram, were arrested from Kesaria in East Champaran district during a combing operation by the CRPF and the police on Monday. Two other Maoists Yogendra Bhagat and...
  • Police arrest 19 criminals January 4, 2014

    Nineteen criminals were arrested on Saturday in East Champaran and Nawada districts, police said. Acting on a tip off, a police team raided a hideout in Laxmipur locality in East Champaran district and arrested 15 criminals, including three guards of a private security agency in Patna, Superintendent of Police Vinay Kumar...
  • West Champaran: Panchayat bans cell phones for unmarried girls December 25, 2013

    A village council in Bihar has banned the use of mobile phones by unmarried girls, said a council member on Wednesday.The decision was taken on Tuesday evening at a meeting of Somgarh panchayat (council) in West Champaran district. The panchayat also threatened to impose heavy fine on the girls' families if...
  • Nitish's 'Ramayan Mandir' brainchild of retd IPS officer, not Bihar govt: Sushil Kumar Modi November 15, 2013

    BJP on Friday dismissed any competition between Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar for building the tallest statue in the world. "Some media are comparing the 'Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel' statue being set up in Gujarat with the proposed 'Virat Ramayan Mandir' in Bihar, trying to show competition between Narendra Modi and...
  • Nitish Kumar to unveil model of world's largest Hindu temple in West Champaran today November 13, 2013

    The model of the world's largest Hindu temple, with a towering height of 405 feet and a hall with a seating capacity for 20,000 in Bihar's West Champaran district, will be unveiled by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday. The proposed Virat Ramayan Mandir, at Janki Nagar near Kesaria in West...
  • World's largest Hindu temple to come up in West Champaran October 2, 2013

    The world's largest Hindu temple, with a towering height of 405 feet and a hall with a seating capacity for 20,000, is to be built in Bihar, an official said on Wednesday. The construction of the temple is to start after Durga Puja in Bihar's West Champaran district, said an official...
  • Five killed, six injured in bus accident September 18, 2013

    Five persons were killed and six others injured when an overcrowded bus turned turtle and fell into a roadside ditch in East Champaran district on Wednesday. The mishap occurred as the front tyre of the vehicle burst after which the driver lost control, Additional Superintendent of Police TK Mandal said. The bus...
  • Medicines worth Rs 66 lakh seized July 31, 2013

    A large quantity of medicinevalued at Rs 66 lakh were seized on Wednesday from a school premisesnear the Sadar hospital in Bihar's East Champaran district,official sources said. Acting at the directive of the District MagistrateVinay Kumar, SDO Pankaj Kumar raided the premises of atraining school and seized the medicines, the sources...
  • Suspect in attacks on Bengal journalists arrested in Bihar June 14, 2013

    Kolkata: The prime suspect in the recent attacks on two journalists from Bengali news channels in North 24 Parganas district was arrested from Bihar on Thursday, police said. Shibu Yadav was nabbed from East Champaran district, state police sources said. A state police team has reached Bihar and would move an...
  • Bihar: Robbers shoot dead one while trying to loot train January 18, 2013

    Motihari (Bihar): One person was killed and two others were injured after they were shot at by robbers for resisting their attempt to loot passengers on a moving train in Champaran district. About eight robbers, who boarded the GorakhpurSonepur passenger train at Sugauli station, fired nine rounds on the passengers...
  • Satyagraha buried in its birthplace August 19, 2006

    Champaran: The British forced the poor farmers of Champaran district in Bihar to grow indigo and other cash crops. Unable to grow food crops necessary for their survival, the farmers were forced to live in extreme poverty. Their plight gave birth to the first mass movement during the independence struggle. Hazarimal...