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  • India, Nepal working together to link Lumbini, Bodh Gaya October 11, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal are "seriously working together" to link Lumbini, birth place of Lord Budhha, with Bodh Gaya where he is said to have gained enlightenment, as part of promoting a combined Buddhist pilgrimage circuit. "We are seriously working towards linking the two Buddhist circuits, Nepalese and Indian Buddhist...
  • 'Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya' Review: Endless cliches, gross-out humour, weak plot; don't waste your time September 28, 2014

    Cast: Mika Singh, Shaan, Anupam Kher, Rajpal Yadav, Vindu Dara Singh Director: Sunil Agnihotri Running time: 2 hours 17 minutes Rating: 1/5 It takes tremendous patience and special admiration for singers Mika Singh and Shaan to watch their Bollywood debut 'Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya'. This alleged comedy features Mika and Shaan as lead...
  • Centre plans to launch AC train in Buddhist circuit from 2015 September 27, 2014

    Bodh Gaya: The Centre announced a slew of measures including launching an air-conditioned train in Buddhist circuit from next year and putting signboards in languages of different countries for non-English speakers to make Bodh Gaya and other places associated with Lord Buddha more attractive for visitors. All the electric poles...
  • So far I only heard him in songs, but now he is my competitor as he has started acting: Amitabh Bachchan on singer Mika September 10, 2014

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan wished singer Mika Singh good luck for his acting debut in Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya, and said that the singer is capable of giving him a tough competition in the film industry. The 71yearold actor unveiled the music of the film, which also stars playback singer Shaan,...
  • Government working to provide visaonarrival facility at Varanasi, Bodh Gaya airports, says Naik August 2, 2014

    The government is working to provide visaonarrival facility for tourists arriving from European and western countries at Varanasi and Bodh Gaya airports, Union Minister Shripad Naik said on Saturday. The Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture said this at the inauguration of the 17th convention of Tourist Guides Federation...
  • Bihar: Close shave for BhubaneshwarNew Delhi Rajdhani Express train after blast on track, no casualties July 23, 2014

    Aurangabad: It was a close shave for the BhubaneshwarNew Delhi Rajdhani Express train when the pilot engine running ahead of the train got derailed near Rafiganj station in Aurangabad in Bihar on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported so far but initial reports suggest that a bomb blast caused the derailment....
  • 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' winner Rajniesh Duggall begins shooting for new romcom 'Direct Ishq Ho Gaya' July 1, 2014

    Mumbai: After winning the reality show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi', Rajniesh Duggall has now signed for a romanticcomedy, titled 'Direct Ishq Ho Gaya'. To be directed by 'My Friend Ganesha' director, Rajiv Ruia, the film will star Nidhi Subbaiah opposite Duggall. The shooting for the film is currently in progress at Varanasi,...
  • Playing it has been a big challenge for me: Rajniesh Duggall on his role in 'Direct Ishq Ho Gaya' June 30, 2014

    Mumbai: After winning reality show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi', actor Rajniesh Duggall is set to star in a romantic comedy titled 'Direct Ishq Ho Gaya'. The 32yearold actor has already begun shooting for the film, which is being helmed by 'My Friend Ganesha' fame director Rajiv Ruia. Rajniesh will be seen...
  • 3 policemen among four injured in attack by locals June 28, 2014

    Four persons, include three policemen, were on Saturday injured when locals attacked a police team at Sikohbigha village in Bihar's Naxalhit Gaya district, police said. The locals attacked the team which had gone there to measure a piece of land on the directives of the Patna High Court, they said. People...
  • Hardcore Maoist arrested with weapons in Gaya June 27, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist was arrested on Friday with weapons from a village under Dumaria police station in Gaya district. Acting on a tip off, the police raided a hideout in Tekrakhurd village and nabbed Kameshwar Bhuian, said to a selfstyled area commander of the proscribed CPI(Maoist), Senior Superintendent of Police Ashok...
  • Bomb planted under culvert defused by security forces May 28, 2014

    A bomb planted by Maoists under a culvert in a village in Bihar's Banka district was recovered by security forces on Wednesday. The bomb was found under the culvert on the BhaluarLutua road in Bhotadih village during a combing operation by the CRPF and Gaya police, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ajay...
  • One arrested in Gaya for duping Japanese of Rs 3.50 lakh May 22, 2014

    Bihar Police on Thursday arrested a man for allegedly duping a Japanese tourist of Rs 3.50 lakh from a village under Fatehpur police station area in Gaya district. Acting on a complaint lodged by Japanese tourist Shinji Kutchi, a native of Nakagawa city, police arrested accused identified as Mohammed Saddam from...
  • Eleven bombs recovered in two Bihar constituencies April 10, 2014

    Eleven bombs planted by Maoists in Gaya and Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar were found on Wednesday by security forces, police said. Gaya's Senior Superintendent of Police Nishant Tiwari said five "cane bombs" were recovered from Banke Bazaar area and near Sherghati. In Aurangabad, six similar bombs were found near...
  • A day before polls, seven bombs planted by Maoists seized April 9, 2014

    Seven bombs planted by Maoists in Gaya and Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar were found early on Wednesday by security forces, police said. Bihar will see six-phase polling beginning on April 10. Gaya along with five Maoist-affected constituencies - Aurangabad, Sasaram, Jamui, Nawada and Karakat - will vote on Thursday. Gaya...
  • 27 powerful landmines unearthed, hardcore Maoist arrested April 5, 2014

    In a major haul of explosives before the Lok Sabha elections, security forces on Friday recovered 27 powerful landmines in Bihar's Gaya district, while a hardcore Maoist was arrested from neighbouring Aurangabad district. Besides the landmines, 24 pipe bombs weighing five kg each and three tiffin bombs weighing 10 kg each...
  • Day after stones, chappals were thrown, people shout pro-Modi slogans at Nitish's election rally April 1, 2014

    Pro-Narendra Modi slogans were shouted by youth at a rally in Gaya by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, a day after stones and chappals were thrown at his rallies in Nalanda district. The youths broke into slogans for the BJP prime ministerial candidate at Kumar's rally at Wazirganj, about 50km from...
  • Holy cities of Varanasi, Gaya used for smuggling rare tortoises, turtles March 30, 2014

    The holy cities of Varanasi and Gaya are being increasingly used for smuggling of rare tortoises and freshwater turtles, according to the wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC officials said the final destination for these turtles, smuggled via Bangkok, is Hong Kong. The officials pointed out at the recent arrest of suspected...
  • Commotion at Modi's rally in Gaya, police resort to lathicharge March 27, 2014

    Gaya: There was commotion at the venue of Narendra Modi's rally in Gaya in Bihar and police resorted to mild lathicharge to control the crowd. The trouble started after a few people tried to jump the barricade and enter the enclosure meant for women. The situation was brought under control soon....
  • Maoists blow up 2 mobile towers in Gaya ahead of Narendra Modi's visit March 27, 2014

    Gaya: Hours ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's visit to Gaya in Bihar, Maoists blew up two mobile tower in the district. Modi is scheduled to address a rally in Gaya on Thursday. CNN-IBN has also learned that a bomb was found on a railway track near...
  • Bihar Police wants custody of IM's Tehsin Akhtar March 25, 2014

    Bihar Police will seek the custody of Indian Mujahideen operative Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu, who was the brain behind last year's blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, police said on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Akhtar, a resident of Maniarpur village in Samastipur district, was arrested by Delhi Police from Rajasthan. Patna's Senior Superintendent...
  • Indian Mujahideen head Yasin Bhatkal's deputy Tehseen Akhtar arrested March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in investigations into several terror cases, Indian security agencies arrested the officiating head of the Indian Mujahideen, Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu on Tuesday. A Delhi Police official said he was arrested from the Naxalbari area in Darjeeling. His arrest will deal a major blow to...
  • 'To teach boyfriend a lesson, my uncle sent threat SMS to DM using phone he gifted me' March 15, 2014

    At least three people, including a girl, have been detained in Patna for threatening to blow up the Bodh Gaya and Vishnupad temples in Gaya district, police said on Saturday. Police detained Sunny, Rakesh and a 19-year-old girl from Ranipur-Rasulpur locality in Patna late on Friday, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu...
  • 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...
  • NIA detains two in Bodh Gaya blasts case March 7, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained two people in Bihar's Arwal district to quiz them over the July 7, 2013, serial bomb blasts in Bodh Gaya, police said on Friday. A district police official said the NIA team detained two residents of Avgila village in Patna district. Last week also, the NIA...
  • Bodh Gaya blasts: Suspected IM activist arrested in Arwal March 2, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) activist in connection with Bodh Gaya serial blasts from a village in Bihar’s Arwal district, police said on Sunday. Acting on a tip off, the NIA team arrested the suspected IM activist Md Irfan from Auwgila village late on...
  • NIA arrests 2 persons in connection with blasts at Modi's Patna rally February 25, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested two persons from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the blasts outside the rally of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on October 27. NIA sources said Fakruddin and Ahmed were arrested from Mirzapur in eastern Uttar Pradesh for allegedly procurring material...
  • Armed Maoists attack police outpost, forced to retreat January 27, 2014

    Armed Maoists attacked and opened fire on the Chakrabandha police outpost under Dumariya police station of Bihar's naxalhit Gaya district on Monday but an alert security forces retaliated forcing the ultras to flee, a police officer said. The Maoists opened fire on the police outposts which over 100 CRPF and Bihar...
  • Mumbai: Woman, 2yearold son missing since Jan 12 January 25, 2014

    Mumbai: A woman and her twoyearold son have gone missing since January 12. The woman's husband claimed that they had boarded the Howrah Express from Gaya for Mumbai. Her husband claimed that he last spoke to her once she reached Dadar, but his wife and son never reached home. A...
  • Property of Patna serial blasts' suspect attached after he fails to surrender January 13, 2014

    The property of suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Haider Ali, accused in bomb blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, was attached on Sunday night after he failed to surrender, police said on Monday. Haider is a resident of Khiryawa village under Madanpur police station in Aurangabad district. "A joint team of the NIA...
  • Bihar blasts accused's property attached by NIA and Bihar Police January 11, 2014

    The property of suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, accused in several bomb blasts including in Delhi, Mumbai, Patna and Bodh Gaya, was attached by the NIA and Bihar Police Saturday after he failed to surrender within the stipulated deadline, police said. Akhtar is a resident of Maniyarpur village...