Patna

  • Actor, doctor up against Shatrughan Sinha in Patna Sahib 16-04-2014 02:03 PM

    A Bhojpuri film actor, a prominent doctor and a former minister are hoping to upset the apple cart of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha of BJP, who is making a bid for a second consecutive term to the Lok Sabha from Patna Sahib seat that goes to polls on Thursday. Popularly known...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Bihar 12-04-2014 10:41 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar visits various cities in Bihar to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Bihar has 40 Parliamentary constituencies. ...
  • Bihar election yatra: A village near Patna has never seen electricity 12-04-2014 09:25 AM

    Election Yatra takes you to a village next to the Patna city in Bihar. CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar reached there only to find that the villagers had never seen electricity in their homes. This in the India of 2014. ...
  • FIR registered 5 years ago against MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh set aside by Patna HC 10-04-2014 08:17 PM

    The Patna High Court on Thursday set aside an FIR lodged against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan for allegedly making provocative speech against people of Bihar five years ago. Justice Aditya Kumar Trivedi set aside the FIR registered against the MP Chief Minister by a complainant Murad Ali...
  • Election petition against JD(U) MP Lallan Singh dismissed 09-04-2014 10:35 PM

    The Patna High Court on Wednesday rejected a petition challenging the election of JD(U) MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh from Munger Lok Sabha seat in the 2009 general elections. Justice V N Sinha passed the order setting aside defeated candidate Ram Badan Rai's petition alleging that large scale...
  • Ram temple is BJP issue, not NDA's: Ram Vilas Paswan 09-04-2014 12:06 AM

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya was a BJP agenda and not that of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). "Ram temple is a BJP issue, it not an issue of the NDA," Paswan, whose party allied with the BJP...
  • Sadhu Yadav not to contest against sister Rabri Devi 04-04-2014 10:56 PM

    Former MP Sadhu Yadav on Friday said he will not contest the Lok Sabha polls from Bihar's Saran constituency, where his sister and former chief minister Rabri Devi is fighting on an RJD ticket, but from the Maharajganj constituency instead. Anirudh Prasad Yadav alias Sadhu Yadav said he will contest...
  • Shatrughan says 'khamosh' to rivals over allegations of irregular visit to Patna Sahib 01-04-2014 11:03 PM

    Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday rubbished opposition charge that he rarely visited his constituency Patna Sahib and insisted that he was a native of Patna and more concerned about the place than anybody else. "Check the record from my office or airport on how many times I come to Patna...I...
  • Actor Sonakshi Sinha tweets to campaign for father Shatrughan Sinha 31-03-2014 06:37 PM

    Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha's daughter actress Sonakshi has found a unique way to campaign for her father's re-election to Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat. Though Shatrughan's elder son Luv has been giving father company during his campaign, daughter Sonakshi is not finding time for it because of her shooting commitments and...
  • India's first all-women bank sets up its first branch in Patna 29-03-2014 07:43 PM

    The Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB), India's first all-women bank, on Saturday set up its first branch in Patna. The bank would cater to financial inclusion of women of all segments from Self-Help Groups to lower middle class women to High Networth Individuals with a basket of products to ensure inclusive...
  • Bihar's 'Osama bin Laden' is now an untouchable 28-03-2014 06:52 PM

    A Muslim man whose uncanny resemblance to Osama bin Laden made him actively woo Muslim votes for Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan years ago now feels shunned by everyone in Bihar. The times have changed, and Meraj Khalid Noor admits that no one wants him any more in their...
  • IM top man Tehseen Akhtar was planning terror strike in Delhi: Police 28-03-2014 02:07 PM

    Indian Mujahideen's top operative Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu was planning to carry out a terror strike in the national capital with the help of his associates, the Delhi Police has told a local court. The Special Cell of Delhi Police stated this while seeking remand of Akhtar, one of the...
  • Not just Varanasi, India has over two dozen holy cities as LS seats 28-03-2014 01:42 PM

    New Delhi: All eyes are on Varanasi, the holiest place for the Hindus. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's candidature from Varanasi has made it a politically very important city in this election season. But, it is not the only holy city or religious place, which is also a Lok...
  • Indian Mujahideen head Yasin Bhatkal's deputy Tehseen Akhtar arrested 25-03-2014 12:51 PM

    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...
  • Waqas arrest: Raje fears IM conspiracy against Narendra Modi 24-03-2014 06:58 PM

    In the backdrop of arrest of four alleged IM terrorists from the state, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday claimed a "conspiracy" was brewing against party's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. Citing terror blasts at Modi's rally in Patna last year, Raje said,"The country is going to witness Modi's...
  • AAP leader Parveen Amanullah files nomination amid protest 24-03-2014 03:07 PM

    Former Bihar minister and Aam Admi Party leader Parveen Amanullah on Monday filed nomination for Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat amid protests by a section of party workers. Accompanied by senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia, Amanullah filed her nomination after a roadshow on way to Patna Collectorate. She will take...
  • MPs Rating: Shatrughan Sinha scores 5.13 on a scale of 10 24-03-2014 09:54 AM

    New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha who is a sitting MP from Patna Saheb has scored 5.13 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. The BJP leader who is seeking a re-election from Patna Sahib got 4.5 on 10 on...
  • Man burnt alive over land dispute in Kaimur 22-03-2014 04:03 PM

    A man was burnt alive in Bihar's Kaimur district over an alleged land dispute, police said on Saturday. Mohan Shah, a resident of Sivo village, was burnt to death late Friday by some villagers. "He (the victim) was burnt after pouring petrol on him when he was sleeping in his...
  • LS polls: Police seize Rs 25 lakh from vehicle, seven detained 21-03-2014 11:06 PM

    City police on Friday seized Rs 24.67 lakh of unaccounted cash from a vehicle and detained seven persons during a drive to curb misuse of money and liquor during the Lok Sabha polls, a senior official said. The vehicle was intercepted on the city's SP Verma Road when a police...
  • Accused in Dalit massacre arrested in Patna 21-03-2014 07:38 PM

    An accused in the 2000 massacre of 34 Dalits in Bihar was arrested on Friday from a school in the state, police said. Nanbutan Sharma, accused in the massacre that took place in Aurangabad district's Miyapur village, was arrested by the police in Arwal district, about 100 km from Patna,...
  • Youths show black flags to Shatrughan Sinha, beaten up 21-03-2014 05:36 PM

    Black flags were shown at BJP candidate from the Patna Saheb, Shatrughan Sinha on Friday by a group of youths who were beaten up by the actor-politician's supporters. A few youths claiming themselves to members of NGO "Lokhit Vikas Manch" waved black flags at Sinha at Kargil Chowk as he...
  • Watch: Shatrughan Sinha shown black flags, protestors beaten up 21-03-2014 03:11 PM

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shatrughan Sinha, who is contesting elections from Patna Saheb in Bihar, faced severe opposition on Friday when he was on his way to file nomination papers for Lok Sabha elections. He was shown black flags by a group of student protetsors. Clashes broke out between...
  • Misa Bharti gets anticipatory bail in model code violation case 15-03-2014 06:48 PM

    RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's eldest daughter Misa Bharti, who is the party's candidate for the Patliputra parliamentary seat, on Saturday received anticipatory bail in a model code violation case. In-charge Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Danapur, Vijay Krishna Singh granted the bail to Misa Bharti. She was booked on March 10...
  • LS polls: Pappu Yadav to lock horns with Sharad Yadav from Madhepura seat 10-03-2014 10:11 PM

    Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, the former MP who was acquitted last year in the murder of a CPI-M leader, Monday joined the RJD. He is set to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Madhepura. Pappu Yadav will take on Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav, who was elected to the...
  • NIA detains two in Bodh Gaya blasts case 07-03-2014 06:15 PM

    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,...
  • Patna doctors refuse to operate on hepatitis patients, demand insurance cover 07-03-2014 11:24 AM

    Doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) are allegedly refusing to treat hepatitis patients due to fears of infection, and have demanded insurance cover. "In the last one month, six hepatitis patients have returned without surgery after doctors refused to operate on them," said a doctor of the...
  • Newspaper, agency staff demand implementation of wage revision 05-03-2014 06:16 PM

    The Confederation of Newspaper and News agency Employees Organisation (CNNAEO) today demanded that the Supreme Court order on wage revision for employees in newspapers and news agencies should be honoured and implemented by employers and dismissed talk of an existential crisis. The Confederation took exception to the recent comments of...
  • HC decides to compulsorily retire Bhojpur Munsif Magistrate for demanding bribe 05-03-2014 03:28 PM

    The Patna High Court administration has decided to compulsorily retire Bhojpur Munsif Magistrate Shambhu Kumar Verma for demanding bribe, PHC sources said on Wednesday. The administration has taken the decision at a full court meeting of the HC on Tuesday following recommendations of standing committee of the HC on February...
  • Nitish Kumar counters Modi barbs on Bihar becoming terrorist haven 04-03-2014 03:51 PM

    Seeking to dismiss allegations by Narendra Modi that Bihar has become a haven for terrorists, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday questioned incidents of violence that occurred in Gujarat and other parts of the country. "Any incident of terrorism is a cause of worry. But if on the basis of...
  • Senior IAS KP Ramiyah joins JD-U, to contest polls 03-03-2014 11:31 PM

    Three days after taking voluntary retirement, IAS officer KP Ramiyah on Monday joined Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) -- and is set to contest the Lok Sabha polls. Ramiyah, who belongs to Andhra Pradesh, is likely to be a candidate in Sasaram or Gaya. Ramiyah headed the "Mahadalit Commission" created...