Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Deepu Sebastian Edmond

Senior Correspondent

‘CRPF used fake surrender youths as guides on anti-Naxal ops’
Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Sunday Express reported on July 20 that Jharkhand government had asked for a CBI inquiry into “fake surrenders”.

Police constable held for leading ‘revenge’ gang
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Among eight people, who where shot by the members of Anjan Kumar Shukla’s gang, three were senior officials of Tata group.

Naxals blow up rail tracks, Rajdhani pilot engine derails
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

No casualty was reported in the blast that took place late on Tuesday night.

Ex-CRPF IG wrote to DGP in 2012, raised doubts over 514 at Ranchi jail
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

In his letter, Rao noted that a Company of the 203rd Battalion of the CoBRA was being tasked with looking after the men in custody.

One sold his bike, others their land for jobs that weren’t
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Jharkhand’s ‘surrender’ scam: Victims promised jobs, then told to pose as Naxals.

Fake surrenders: As Ranchi police drags feet, Express traces accused
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

The FIR naming the four accused was registered on March 28. The Indian Express traced both down in a day.

Jharkhand: CBI must probe ‘fake’ Naxal surrenders
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

State govt looks into charges that ex-MI official, CRPF men got Adivasi youths to pose as Maoists and surrender after promising them jobs.

Woman whose ‘molestation’ led to revenge rape of a minor arrested
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

The woman was arrested on Sunday for allegedly instigating her husband to rape the 14-year-old.

Iranian student alleges sexual harassment, gets AMU showcause notice
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

The notice comes five days after the UGC sent a letter to AMU asking it to comment on the girl’s complaint.

Headman ‘sanctions’ retaliatory rape of Dalit girl, a village watches
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Nakabandi went up to the mukhiya and demanded that he be allowed to rape the girl.

3 held after Bokaro minor alleges rape
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

The victim alleged Gosal gave the orders for the rape in retaliation for Harendra attempting to rape Nakabandi’s wife.

Two Lives
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Life for the Purkayasthas seemed to be filled with exuberance and Avik had only added 'texture' to their happiness.

Brothers use FB to lure, shoot father’s ‘killer’
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

The two boys had tried to murder Kundan, the main suspect in killing of their father Arvind Singh in 2010, twice earlier, but they failed.

Haidar Ali: From a boy who left home to ‘grow taller’ to NIA’s key suspect in Patna blasts
Sun, Jun 22, 2014

To his mother and sisters, Haidar is simply the boy who left home “to grow taller”.

With inflated tubes and courage, villagers rescue 10 in Jharkhand
Sun, Jun 22, 2014

The Tenughat dam is about 55 km away from Panchora.

Yashwant agrees to move petition, granted bail
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Sinha’s lawyers had filed bail applications for him and 52 supporters on Tuesday after L K Advani visited him in jail.

23 minors rescued from Kerala institute, 3 held
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

All the minors, rescued for Jamalia Arabic College in Kottiyam Monday, are aged between 11 years and 17 years.

Kerala to send children back, but in Jharkhand, few options
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

A decision to return 120 children to Jharkhand, 59 to Bengal and 7 to Bihar was taken by district child welfare committees.

Jharkhand: Sweep, but BJP may not rock Hemant’s boat
Sat, May 17, 2014

The Hemant government needs at least 39 MLAs to survive a floor test.

Jharkhand: Shibu survives bjp rout, son may not
Fri, May 16, 2014

BJP increased its vote share from 27.53 in 2009 to 41 per cent.

In Jharkhand, BJP leads in 12 out of 14 seats so far
Fri, May 16, 2014

The Congress, which had only one MP - from Ranchi - in the 15th Lok Sabha, will feel they have not lost much.

Modi wave sweeps Bihar’s Madhepura
Fri, May 16, 2014

As the day progresses, Kushwaha's chase of Pappu could be a good barometer of the BJP's performance in Bihar.

Jharkhand: The solo gamble
Thu, May 15, 2014

Even if the BJP completes a clean sweep, it may not be evidence enough of a pan-Jharkhand “Modi Wave”.

Bihar buzz is Nitish did a good job but needs to be punished
Mon, May 12, 2014

The Muslims have stood as one across the country against Modi’s ambition.

It’s showtime again as Prakash Jha reposes faith in ‘Raajneeti’ in Bihar
Sat, May 10, 2014

Cut to the summer of 2014 and Jha, 62, is back contesting the polls from West Champaran for the third time, this time as a JD(U) candidate.

Vaishali shows why Modi alone may not be enough for BJP in Bihar
Fri, May 09, 2014

Candidates of major political parties in each constituency are almost always from the most populous castes.

In village of midday meal deaths, Nitish retains support
Tue, May 06, 2014

The BJP’s candidate is Janardhan Singh Sigriwal while the JD(U) has fielded Dhumal Singh.

Paswan alienates Hajipur’s M-Y
Tue, May 06, 2014

Muslims, Yadavs vow to vote him out of Hajipur.

Why it took 10 years to appoint Lokayukta, Sonia asks Modi
Tue, May 06, 2014

The Modi-led Gujarat government appointed a Lokayukta in the end of November 2013 after letting the post remain vacant since December 2003.

The 93-year-old MP Paswan is challenging…
Mon, May 05, 2014

Hajipur had taken Paswan into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1977 by electing him by 4.25 lakh votes.

Former banker, NGO founder and Bihar candidate
Fri, May 02, 2014

The BJP has fielded Ajay Nishad, a Mallah, and son of sitting MP Jai Narayan Nishad.

Modi taunts Sonia, Rahul for not sharing stage with ‘convict Lalu’
Thu, May 01, 2014

Modi was addressing an election rally in Chhapra in Saran Lok Sabha seat for party candidate Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

Modi addresses rally in Chhapra, mocks Cong’s alliance with RJD
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Modi was addressing a rally in the afternoon at Chhapra town's helipad to campaign for the BJP's Saran candidate Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

In socialist B P Mandal’s family, the drift to BJP
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Bindeshwari Prasad Mandal, born in Murho village in Bihar’s Madhepura district, was a parliamentarian and former Bihar CM.

Desperate Sharad, confident Pappu
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

In Madhepura, split with BJP leaves only Mahadalit votebank for Sharad Yadav, Pappu still has M-Y behind him.

BJP activist alleges gangrape
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Police said initial medical test to confirm rape proved negative. All the suspects are Muslim.