GANDHI MAIDAN

  • Patna stampede: Bihar government removes four senior oficials, admits serious lapses October 5, 2014

    Patna: The Bihar government on Sunday removed four senior official including the District Magistrate of Patna in the aftermath of the stampede at the historic Gandhi Maidan during Dussehra festivities in which 33 people were killed and 29 injured. The Jitan Ram Manjhi government also vowed to punish those responsible for...
  • Patna stampede: Police failed to enforce safety measures despite 2 similar tragedies in the past October 5, 2014

    Patna: Almost like a ritual after every tragedy, the Bihar government has ordered a high level enquiry into the stampede which killed 33 people and injured 29 others at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Friday. But the incident has yet again put the state police in the dock, which despite two...
  • Patna stampede: 24 hours after the tragedy, people still searching for their loved ones October 4, 2014

    Patna: A day after the tragic stampede during Dussehra festivities in Patna, many are still looking for their loved ones. Thirty-three people lost their lives and around 21 others were injured in the stampede at the Gandhi Maidan on Friday night. A 16-year-old girl named Priyanka is one those who is...
  • Patna stampede: CM Manjhi admits administrative lapses, assures punishment for culprits October 4, 2014

    Patna: Under attack from opposition parties over the stampede incident that killed 33 people and injured 21 others, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manhjhi on Saturday admitted that there have been lapses on the part of his team. Manjhi has also promised action it has come at a...
  • Patna stampede: Families search for their loved ones October 4, 2014

    Stampede in Patna killed 32 people and left many others injured. CNN-IBN's Prabhakar kumar spoke to the brother of 16-year-old Priyanka, who went missing during the stampede. "We went looking everywhere for my sister but couldn't find her. We even searched in the hospital but could not find her." ...
  • Lalu attributes stampede to administrative 'lapse' October 4, 2014

    Patna: RJD president Lalu Prasad on Saturday said the stampede outside Gandhi Maidan which left 33 dead appears to be a result of administrative "lapse" and expressed dismay over the administration's inability to make foolproof arrangements despite several unpleasant incidents in the past at the grounds in the heart of...
  • Families lose their loved ones in Patna stampede October 4, 2014

    Stampede at the historic Gandhi Maidan in Patna killed 32 people and left many others injured. Many people have also lost contact with their family members in the confusion that ensued. ...
  • Patna: Locals blame police as 33 killed in Dussehra stampede, high level probe ordered October 4, 2014

    Patna: At least 33 people have been killed and several injured in a stampede that took place during Dusshera celebrations on Friday night. Soon after the incident, the locals blamed the district police for keeping the exits shut after the celebrations which led to the stampede. The half-km stretch of...
  • Patna stampede: Centre assures all help to victims' families October 3, 2014

    At least 32 people were killed and 21 injured after a stampede at Patna's Gandhi Maidan during the Ravan Dahan ceremony. The incident occurred soon after the effigy of Ravana was burnt. ...
  • Patna: 32 dead, 21 injured in stampede at Gandhi Maidan during Dussehra festivities October 3, 2014

    Patna: Tragedy struck Dussehra festivities in Patna, the capital of Bihar, on Friday evening when a stampede at the city's famous Gandhi Maidan resulted in the death of at least 32 people and left 21 others injured. The incident happened soon after the effigy of Ravan was burnt during Dussehra festivities...
  • Manjhi promises allround development of Bihar August 15, 2014

    Promising allround development of Bihar, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday announced a plethora of schemes,including a bank account for every family. Unfurling the tricolour at a waterlogged Gandhi Maidan and delivering his maiden Independence Day speech amidst continuous rains, Manjhi said the state government will conduct camps at every...
  • Hawala racket busted in Patna, three arrested July 5, 2014

    The Patna police busted a hawala racket on Friday after arresting three people, police said. A police team arrested three people near Gandhi Maidan here and recovered Rs.16 lakh in cash and 36 ATM cards from their possession, Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said. "We have been interrogating the three...
  • Aslam Pervez confesses his involvement in Bodh Gaya, Gandhi Maidan blasts: Police March 8, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested one accused of the serial blasts during Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Patna last in October last year from a village in Arwal district of Bihar, police said. The person arrested was identified as Aslam Pervez, son of Maqsood Alam and...
  • Trains hit, roads blocked in Bihar shutdown March 2, 2014

    Hundreds of ruling JD-U workers on Sunday disrupted train services and blocked roads at many places to enforce a statewide shutdown to press for a special status for Bihar. Police said Janata Dal (United) supporters halted over half a dozen long-distance trains, and as a result, passengers were stranded at Patna,...
  • BJP accuses Nitish Kumar of giving small venue for Modi's rally February 17, 2014

    Accusing the Bihar government for allotting a "small" ground for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Muzaffarpur on March 3, BJP on Sunday expressed fear that there could be law and order problems due to limited capacity of the venue. The Muzaffarpur district administration has deliberately alloted a small...
  • Governor DY Patil highlights state's achievements in Republic Day address January 26, 2014

    Several innovative steps for good governance and a "zero tolerance" policy towards corruption have been taken in Bihar, which has recorded highest growth rate of 14.48 percent in the country, Governor D Y Patil said in his Republic Day address on Sunday. Addressing the Republic Day function at the Gandhi Maidan...
  • BJP disrupts Bihar Assembly, wants CBI probe in Patna serial blasts December 12, 2013

    The Bihar assembly proceedings were disrupted on Thursday by the opposition BJP which demanded CBI probe into the Patna serial blasts ahead of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally on October 27. The assembly was adjourned till 2.30 pm after the ruckus in the morning. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nand Kishore...
  • Patna students protest government's move to block college entrance December 9, 2013

    Thousands of students of Magadh Mahila College a prestigious city women's college took to the streets in the Bihar capital on Monday to protest a government move to block the main entrance of their college to facilitate the construction of a convention centre. Police said about 5,000 girls marched...
  • Patna serial blasts: Police lodge FIR against Indian Mujahideen November 21, 2013

    An FIR was lodged against the Indian Mujahideen organisation and its suspected operatives on Thursday by the Bihar Police in connection with the serial bomb blasts in the state's capital, police said. At a time when the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing into serial blasts in Patna Oct 27, a...
  • When Jinnah took on Congress at Patna's Gandhi Maidan November 17, 2013

    Patna: Serial bomb blasts at Patna's Gandhi Maidan may have drowned BJP's 'Hunkar' for change in the country's regime, but 75 years ago, the same historic venue had hosted Muhammad Ali Jinnah, whose fiery speech against Congress had lifted the fortunes of his Muslim party. At the 26th Annual Session...
  • Narendra Modi to visit Nitish's Bihar again November 12, 2013

    BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi will visit Bihar for a third time around December end or midJanuary next year to address a public meeting for which the date and venue were being worked out. "We have planned to hold threefour public meetings between December this year and January next year...
  • Nitish criticises BJP, says protocol to be formulated for booking Gandhi Maidan November 11, 2013

    Patna: Criticising the BJP for not cleaning Gandhi Maidan before their October 27 rally which "helped in hiding bombs inside polythene bags", Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said a protocol is being formulated for booking the field for rallies and functions. "I have instructed officials to formulate a protocol...
  • A week after serial blasts, Gandhi maidan open for public November 4, 2013

    A week after serial bomb blasts, Gandhi Maidan, which was the venue of the public meeting of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, has been thrown open for the public. Patna District Magistrate N Shrwan Kumar said on Monday that Gandhi Maidan, which had been sealed for searching explosives, has now...
  • Serial blasts: Family refuses to claim body of terror suspect Tarique November 3, 2013

    Three days after Ainul Ansari alias Tarique, a suspect in the serial bomb blasts in the Bihar capital, died at a hospital in Patna due to injuries to his brain, his family has refused to claim the body for last rites, police said on Sunday. "No one from his family has...
  • Prime suspect Ainul alias Tarique in Patna serial blasts dies in hospital November 1, 2013

    The prime suspect in Patna serial blasts died in the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in Patna. Ainul alias Tarique, who was on life support system, died late on Thursday night, hospital Director Arun Kumar Singh said. "He had splinters, suspectedly hard iron pieces, in his brain and it was...
  • Patna serial blasts: One more terror suspect arrested October 31, 2013

    Terror suspect Meher Alam has been detained as sleuths raided several places in Bihar to hunt down those who unleashed a string of bombings that left six dead, police said on Thursday. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) intensified the search for terror suspects and carried out raids at several places in...
  • Gujarat police slams Bihar counterpart over 'lack of security' for Modi's rally October 31, 2013

    Gujarat police on Wednesday criticised its Bihar counterpart, alleging serious lapses in security measures for Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Patna, saying that had the Bihar administration heeded its request, perhaps the situation could have been avoided. Seven blasts rocked Gandhi Maidan, the venue of Modi's rally and surrounding areas,...
  • Days after Patna serial blasts, CPI(ML) holds rally in city October 30, 2013

    The Communist Party of India (MarxistLeninist) is holding its rally here amid tight security on Wednesday, barely three days after a string of explosions in Patna left six dead and over 80 injured. The serial blasts in Patna took place Sunday before Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was...
  • Patna blasts: Modi was also a target, code was 'machli 5', say sources October 30, 2013

    Patna: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was also one of the targets of the Patna serial blasts, according to sources. Modi will visit Patna on November 2 to meet the families of the blast victims. Sources say the code word being used for Modi was Machli (fish) 5. The police and...
  • Patna blasts: Shinde says inputs given to Bihar govt, Nitish refutes October 29, 2013

    Patna: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has created a fresh controversy over Patna blasts by saying that the Bihar government was warned about threats to the Bharatiya Janata Party's Hunkar rally. Meanwhile, police continue to find live bombs in Patna even after 48 hours since serial blasts rocked the...