Patna: Protesting against the recent incidents of violence in Madhubani after the murder of a student there, workers of Opposition parties, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), organised a Bihar bandh on Monday and halted 12 trains and blocked several National Highway routes across the state.
According to sources, the protesters stopped the Toofan Express and the Garib Rath at the Arrah station. Several passenger trains were stranded at Jahanabad. Some demonstrators also pelted stones at the Sharamjivi Express in Nalanda.
The bandh is said to be more effective in areas such as Madhubani, Darbhanga, Arrah and Jahanabad. While traffic inside Patna city was said to be normal, vehicular movement on the National Highways was affected. Schools, colleges and shopping complexes remained shut in Patna.
The protesters are demanding a CBI investigation into the Madhubani violence where a youth was killed and several others injured amidst police firing. During a high level meeting on Sunday, many districts including Bhojpur, had been put on high alert to prevent any untoward incident....more
09:55 AM, Oct 15, 2012
Kolkata: As baby Falak battles for life in Delhi, another infant was found be abandoned in a train in West Bengal. Authorities were informed after some passengers found the six-month-old in a coach of the Howrah-New Delhi Toofan Express at Asanol station raised an alarm. The baby was handed over to the Railway police. The baby has been admitted to a hospital in Asanol and is said to be healthy....
10:10 AM, Feb 01, 2012