Patna

  • 176 child labourers rescued from Jaipur, united with their families in Patna Yesterday

    A total of 176 child labourers, rescued from various handicraft units in Jaipur, were brought to the state capital on Thursday by a team of Bihar government officials and members of civil society organisations. The child labourers, aged between seven and 16 years, were rescued last week by the Anti-Human Trafficking...
  • Nawada jailor, 3 others booked in undertrial burning case 2 days ago

    An FIR has been lodged against the jailor of Nawada jail and three others following the death of an undertrial Rupesh Paswan, who was allegedly set on fire inside the jail on Sunday, police said. Paswan's mother Chandmuni Devi lodged an FIR with the Nawada Town police yesterday accusing the jailor...
  • Patna police lathicharged on students protesting against FIR of VC July 24, 2014

    The Patna police lathicharged on students on Thursday who were protesting against the FIR lodged on students by the Patna University VC. The students had been agitating over allocation of seats in the Patna University hostel. ...
  • Woman who was stripped, assaulted goes missing from Patna hospital July 21, 2014

    The middle-aged woman, who was stripped and assaulted in public for allegedly kidnapping two men, went missing on Monday from a Patna hospital where she undergoing treatment, officials said. Sangita Devi, in her 40s, was stripped and assaulted on Wednesday night for allegedly kidnapping two men who were involved in a...
  • Poor roads lead to traffic jams, force a Patna school to close for three days July 3, 2014

    A school in Patna was forced to shut down for three days after students failed to reach the school due to regular, long hours of traffic jams, officials said on Thursday. Authorities of St Joseph Convent High School in Jethuli on the outskirts of Patna decided to close the school till...
  • Over 300 passengers looted on Janshatabdi Express heading from Ranchi to Patna July 2, 2014

    Patna: A brazen dacoity took place on board the Janshatabdi express in Jharkhand on Tuesday night. More than 300 passengers were looted on board the Janshatabdi express that was heading to Patna from Ranchi. More than 30 armed dacoits looted of gold worth several lakhs from passengers in the...
  • 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 Naxal-hit 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...
  • Bihar CM rules out involvement of Maoists in Rajdhani Express derailment in Chhapra June 25, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday ruled out the involvement of Maoists in the Rajdhani Express derailment in Chapra which left four persons dead and said the incident appears to be a result of "error" on the part of Railways. "Prima facie it does not appear to be the...
  • Patna CBI court sentences a fake encounter policeman to death June 24, 2014

    Patna: A Central Bureau of Investigation special court in Patna has sentenced a Bihar Police Inspector to death. Shamse Alam was an Inspector of Police. He is the mastermind in the infamous Ashiana fake encounter case of 2002. A Deputy SP and three other policemen have been sentenced to life...
  • 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...
  • Patna blast accused Tabish Nyaz gets bail June 19, 2014

    A designated special court on Thursday granted bail to a Patna bomb blast accused Tabish Nyaz who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency from Ranchi in November 2013. Special judge (NIA) Anil Kumar granted bail to Nyaz on the ground that the anti-terror investigation agency had failed to submit chargesheet...
  • NIA gets custody of two IM operatives for Patna blasts June 18, 2014

    A special court in the Bihar capital Wednesday granted 12 days' police remand of two Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The operatives - Haider Ali alias "Black Beauty" and Muzibillah Ansari - are both suspects in the Oct 27, 2013, Patna serial blasts. The NIA team probing...
  • Much-awaited Patna metro train project gets government nod June 18, 2014

    Bihar Urban Development Minister Samrat Choudhary on Wednesday gave the green signal to the much awaited Patna metro train project. "We have decided to go ahead with the metro train project instead of the monorail," Choudhary told media persons. The department was also pondering over a monorail project for the state capital. Choudhary...
  • Top US officials visit Anand Kumar's 'Super 30' in Bihar, laud the concept June 18, 2014

    Top US officials in India on Tuesday visited the Super 30 Academy and appreciated the innovative idea of mathematician Anand Kumar of helping students from humble background to qualify entrance tests for premier engineering institutions. Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassy Michael Pelletier and Consul General Helen G LaFave went...
  • Over 100 children from Jharkhand being trafficked to orphanages in Kerala sent back home June 10, 2014

    Ending the fortnight-long suspense about their future, over 100 children from Jharkhand, allegedly trafficked to Kerala for being taken to orphanages, were sent back home by the Ernakulam-Patna express from Palakkad, police said on Tuesday. As many as 119 children and a team of over 20 officials of Kerala and Jharkhand...
  • Trafficking: 59 children from West Bengal to be sent home June 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram/Palakkad: More than 100 children from Jharkhand, brought for orphanages in Kerala without proper documents recently, were sent back home while 59 boys from West Bengal would be returned to their home state in the next two days, state government said on Tuesday. A total of 119 children from Jharkhand were...
  • Kolkata best, Chandigarh worst Indian city: Janaagraha survey June 10, 2014

    Indian cities don't score very high on several parameters such as laws, policies, institutions, processes and accountability mechanisms that strongly influence quality of life. According to the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems by Janaagraha which was carried out in 21 major cities of India across 18 states, the quality of...
  • Patna Blast: NIA recovers 18 live bombs in a raid near Ranchi June 7, 2014

    Ranchi: NIA has recovered 18 live bombs in a raid in Sithio village near Ranchi. six sets of three timer devices connected in series were found after digging out the fields. The recovery has been done on information and personal identification of IM operatives arrested by NIA in May in...
  • Patna blast: 18 live bombs recovered during a raid in Ranchi June 7, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday recovered 18 live bombs in Ranchi at the instance of a person detained in connection with the multiple blasts at an election rally in Patna which was addressed by Narendra Modi last year. After a detailed interrogation of four persons of the Ranchi module, including Hyder Ali alias 'Black...
  • Police arrests conman who duped 60 women into marrying him June 3, 2014

    Luck of a 30-year-old man, who conned over 60 women into marrying him posing as a railway employee and relieving them of their cash and ornaments, was arrested after his luck ran out, police said on Tuesday. The man, identified as Mohammad Sizam, was arrested by Baligaon police of Vaishali district...
  • Two Manipuri terrorists arrested in Patna June 3, 2014

    Patna: Police on Tuesday arrested two terrorists hailing from Manipur and staying here as tourist from bus stand. The two identified as Khotan Ranjeet alias Chaiba and Dhoshant Hem Malam alias Naubar have been active members of Kangleipak Communist Party Manipur and evading arrest in several cases, Senior Superintendent of...
  • Sikh pilgrimage circuit to be developed in Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi May 31, 2014

    Bihar will develop a Sikh pilgrimage circuit by connecting all places pertaining to the religion in the state. "The state government is eager to develop the Sikh circuit. This will be on the lines of Buddha circuit and Sufi circuit here. Takht Sri Harimandir Sahib in Patna is the second most...
  • Patna serial blasts: Four accused sent to judicial custody till June 6 May 23, 2014

    Four accused in Patna serial blasts case were produced in the high court on Friday. All the four accused have been sent to police custody till June 6. NIA on wednesday has arrested four persons including alleged mastermind Hyder Ali alias ‘Black Beauty’, in connection with the Patna serial blasts ahead...
  • JD(U) rules out alliance after RJD extends support May 22, 2014

    Bihar's ruling JD(U) Thursday welcomed the support extended by Lalu Prasad's RJD to the new state government led by Jitan Ram Manjhi, but ruled out any chance of an alliance with it. "We welcome the Rashtriya Janata Dal's support to the state government but there is no possibility of an alliance or...
  • Patna blasts: NIA arrests four key suspects including top IM man May 21, 2014

    Ranchi: The National Investigation Agency made fresh arrests in the Patna blasts case on Wednesday. Four suspects including a man Haidar have been arrested from Ranchi. Haidar is believed to be head of the Ranchi module of the Indian Mujahideen, which carried out the Patna blasts. Those arrested also include...
  • Priyanka Gandhi's 'neech rajniti' cases to be heard in Patna today May 19, 2014

    Patna: Two Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on May 7 had filed separate cases against Priyanka Gandhi for her "neech rajniti (low level of politics) barb against BJP's PM pick Narendra Modi during election campaign. Both the cases will be heard on May 19 in Bihar. Bihar BJP's General...
  • Shatrughan Sinha wins from Patna Sahib May 16, 2014

    Bollywood actor-turned-politician and BJP sitting MP Shatrughan Sinha has won from the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency. Sinha, popularly known as 'Bihari Babu', defeated Congress candidate Kunal Singh, a Bhojpuri filmstar, by over one lakh votes. ...
  • Woman arrested for throwing mobile phone at judge May 9, 2014

    A middle-aged woman was arrested from the Patna civil court premises on Friday after she threw a cell phone at district judge Birendra Kumar. Police officials said Rita Singh of Alauddin Chowk of Sonepur in Saran district had filed a bail-cancellation plea against her in-laws in the court. She had been...
  • NIA to interrogate four Patna serial blasts accused May 9, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will on Friday interrogate four people arrested in connection with the serial blasts here in 2013 ahead of a rally by BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, police said. The four men, Ahmad Hussain, Fakruddin, Mohammad Raju and Anil Pandey, will be interrogated by the NIA...
  • Patna High Court dismisses PIL against Lalu Prasad Yadav May 8, 2014

    The Patna High Court on Thursday dismissed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging Lalu Prasad's continuance as Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President after his conviction in a fodder scam case. The PIL was filed by RJD rebel MLA Samrat Chaudhary on May 1 citing the party's constitution where it was mentioned...