Maharajganj

  • LS polls: 2 villages in Maharajganj boycott balloting May 12, 2014

    Phooralpur village of Maharajganj constituency, where 13 people were killed at an unmanned crossing two days ago, was among the two villages which did not take part in the ongoing polling. The villagers were demanding a railway crossing. On May 9, 13 people were killed while crossing the railway track near here...
  • Non-bailable warrant against RJD candidate April 21, 2014

    Patna: The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Chapra court has issued a non bailable warrant against Lok Sabha MP Prabhunath Singh, who is the RJD candidate from Maharajganj in Bihar. Two cases were lodged against Singh - one for disrupting the government officers on duty and second for making anti-national statements. Prabhunath...
  • JD(U) MLA Damodar Singh dies of heart attack February 6, 2014

    Damodar Singh, the sitting JD-U MLA in Bihar Assembly, on Thursday died of a heart attack in Koderma, family sources said. 66-year-old Singh is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter, they said. Singh, who represented Maharajganj Assembly constituency in the neighbouring Bihar, came to visit his residence at Jhumritilaya. ...
  • Maharajganj: SSB suspects terror activities around Republic Day, increases security along border January 24, 2014

    Following Intelligence Bureau inputs about likelihood of increase in terrorist activities around Republic Day, the Sashastra Seema Bal is extensively screening the long and porous Indo-Nepal border with a view to check entry of anti-national elements. The SSB would also be identifying 'religious places' located on the 1751 km Indo-Nepal border which may have been used by...
  • Eight suspected Pak nationals detained; some have terror links: SSB October 20, 2013

    Maharajganj: Eight suspected Pakistani nationals, with some of them involved in terror activities, were detained by security forces in Maharajganj when they allegedly tried to cross Indo-Nepal border, official sources said on Sunday. "Some of them have been involved in terrorist activities. They had reached Kathmandu from Pakistan and from there crossed...
  • 3 killed, one injured as truck overturns September 21, 2013

    Three persons were killed and another was injured when a truck in which they were travelling in overturned after ramming into a tree in Maharajganj area of Azamgarh, police said on Saturday. Karimal (32) and Vindhyachal (18) were killed on the spot when the truck overturned and fell into a pit...
  • Man shot dead by unidentified assailant over 'old enmity' September 16, 2013

    A man was shot dead by an unidentified man in Maharajganj area of Azamgarh district on Monday, a senior officer said . Devnath Yadav (20) was shot dead late last night while he was sleeping in the courtyard of his house in Turk Chara village, Additional Superintendent of Police K K...
  • Maharajganj by-poll puts JDU's rift with BJP over Modi in focus June 7, 2013

    The setback in Maharajganj by-poll has put a question mark over JDU's growing rift with the BJP over Narendra Modi. While Nitish Kumar continues to play truant, the writing on the wall is clear - JDU will have a hard time in Bihar without BJP's support. ...
  • Maharajganj by-poll defeat does not reflect people's mood: BJP June 7, 2013

    RJD's Prabhunath Singh swept the Maharajganj by-poll with a massive 1.36 lakh vote margin on Thursday. "Maharajganj by-poll defeat does not reflect the mood of the people of Bihar. The defeat is of concern to us naturally and we will look into it and see what happened," said BJP leader...
  • The Last Word: What do Gujarat, Bihar by-polls results mean for Modi, Nitish? June 6, 2013

    While CM Narendra Modi emerged victorious in Gujarat, his rival within the Bharatiya Janata Party, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar lost by-poll to the Maharajganj seat in the state. ...
  • Bihar by-poll: We will introspect, says JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav June 6, 2013

    Reacting to the Janata Dal United's loss in the Maharajganj by-poll in Bihar, party chief Sharad Yadav said, "It was RJD's seat but we will introspect because the margin of loss has increased," Sharad Yadav said. ...
  • Bihar by-poll: Lalu Prasad celebrating too early, says Nitish Kumar June 6, 2013

    Patna: A day after the Janata Dal United suffered a big blow in the Maharajgang by-polls, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad is celebrating too early. RJD's Prabhunath Singh trounced JD(U) candidate and state Education Minister PK Shahi in the Maharajganj Lok...
  • Bihar by-poll: RJD's winning candidate Prabhunath Singh faces arrest June 6, 2013

    Patna: A day after his election win by a huge margin in the Maharajganj by-poll, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Prabhunath Singh is now facing arrest. Prabunath has been charged for misbehaving with a trainee IAS officer and a senior district official on poll duty during the by-poll. His anticipatory bail...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Lalu Prasad June 5, 2013

    Lalu Prasad's RJD emerged victorious in the Bihar by-polls on Wednesday. ...
  • Bihar: After by-poll victory, Lalu speaks of Cong-RJD-LJP alliance June 5, 2013

    While speaking to CNN-IBN, Lalu Prasad said he was trying for an alliance with the Congress and the LJP in Bihar. ...
  • Bihar by-poll: RJD routs JDU, wins Maharajganj Lok Sabha seat June 5, 2013

    Maharajganj: Lalu Prasad-led RJD showed on Wednesday that the party was very much a force to reckon with in Bihar when its candidate Prabhunath Singh dealt a massive blow to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by trouncing JD(U) candidate and state Education Minister PK Shahi in the Maharajganj Lok Sabha bypoll...
  • Nitish has been rejected by people: Lalu on Maharajganj by-poll June 5, 2013

    The Rashtriya Janata Dal's Prabhunath Singh was leading in Maharajganj by a big margin. This could be a big blow for the Nitish Kumar government and herald the return of Lalu Prasad as a key player. ...
  • BJP wins all 6 seats in Gujarat by-polls, RJD wins in Maharajganj June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: In a big victory for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party has won all the six seats (two Lok Sabha seats and four Assembly seats) in the by-polls. This includes the Porbander seat which was contested by former Congressman and now BJP leader Vitthal Radadiya. Hailing...
  • Bihar by-poll: RJD wins Maharajganj by-poll June 5, 2013

    Maharganj: RJD's Prabhunath Singh has swept the Maharajganj by-poll with a massive 1.36 lakh vote margin. The win is a big blow for the Nitish Kumar government as it heralds the return of Lalu Prasad as a key player. The main candidates were JD(U) leader and Bihar Education Minister PK...
  • Maharajganj by-poll: 47 per cent voting recorded June 2, 2013

    Patna: Voting in the by-election to the Maharajganj Lok Sabha seat in Bihar passed off peacefully on Sunday with 47 per cent polling, officials said. "About 47 per cent polling was recorded... It passed off peacefully barring some group clashes between supporters of rival candidates," said a police official. There were...
  • Maharajganj bypoll a litmus test for Nitish, Lalu June 2, 2013

    Maharajganj: It's been billed as the semi-final in Bihar. On June 2, Maharajganj Lok Sabha constituency will have a bypoll and for Bihar's major political parties it is crucial test. For the Janata Dal (United)-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition, it is a litmus test while for the Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata...
  • RJD Lok Sabha MP Umashankar Singh dead January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Lok Sabha MP Umashankar Singh died on Thursday morning at a hospital in New Delhi, his family said. The 72-year-old Singh breathed his last at the AIIMS where he had been admitted for treatment of pneumonia and lung infection. He is survived by his...
  • Nepal bus accident: Bodies of 29 Indians recovered July 16, 2012

    Kathmandu: The bodies of all 39 victims of the Nepal bus accident were recovered on Monday, reports said, with 29 of them being Indians. Authorities were in the process of handing over the bodies to families and relatives. Thirty nine people were killed when an overcrowded bus overturned and plunged into...
  • UP: Voting generally peaceful, turnout 56 pc February 11, 2012

    Lucknow: Nearly 56 per cent of 1.92 crore voters on Saturday exercised their franchise for 59 seats spread over nine districts in the by-and-large peaceful second phase of the fiercely-fought Uttar Pradesh assembly election. The fate of 1,098 candidates, including two state party chiefs, 31 MLAs and 24 former ministers was...
  • SP workers storm Rahul Gandhi's rally in UP November 26, 2011

    Maharajganj: Members of Samajwadi Party on Saturday stormed the venue of a rally of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh. The five-day election tour of Rahul Gandhi in the state comes to an end on Saturday. The members of the Samajwadi Party and the Congress clashed at the...