Santosh Singh


Girl adopted from Nalanda missing in US: ‘Saraswati would eat whatever was given to her’
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Sherin Mathews — Saraswati’s name after her adoption on June 23, 2016 — had gone missing from her home in Richardson, Texas.

PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 10,000 crore for 20 universities, projects for Bihar
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

The two were sharing the stage at the centenary celebrations of Patna University, their first joint public meeting in the state since the JD(U) joined hands with the NDA three months ago.

PM Narendra Modi in Bihar tomorrow, ally JD(U)’s hopes up
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

This will also be the first time that JD(U) chief and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar shares stage with Modi after his return to the NDA fold. The last time Nitish shared stage with Modi as a part of NDA was at a 2009 rally in Haryana.

Dowry, child marriage: Govt, Opposition take stock of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s new planks
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Over six lakh members of self-help groups, aanganwadi centre members, UNICEF teams and artistes will spread awareness through pamphlets, seminars, public interactions and nukkad natak.

Missing Muzaffarpur girl case: More than 3 years after it took over, CBI yet to file chargesheet
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

A Class VII student, Navaruna was kidnapped from her home on the night of September 18, 2012.

RJD internal polls held just for show, says party vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

RJD has pre-poned its organisational polls from January 2019 to November 20 this year.

I can touch feet of MLAs to stop them from leaving Congress: Kaukab Quadri
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

New working president of Bihar Congress, appointed following dismissal of PCC chief, discusses the challenge of holding flock together.

Rethink in Govt, Piyush Goyal says GE’s diesel locomotive project in Bihar is on track
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Responding to Piyush Goyal’s remarks Thursday, Nitish Kumar told The Indian Express he had always maintained that “full electrification of railway engines” was “not practical and possible” at this stage.

Bihar Congress rift widens as working president takes charge
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Ashok Kumar Choudhary was removed as BPCC president for allegedly trying to engineer a split in the party. He, in turn, alleged that his removal was an “insult to a Dalit leader”.

Congress considers upper caste leader to head Bihar unit
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Congress’s tally of 27 MLAs in Bihar Vidhan Sabha has 12 upper-caste MLAs, and there is a belief the party look at a candidate from this section.

Bihar wants Durga idols immersed by Sept 30 midnight
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

The decision was taken at a recent law and order meeting in Patna, where it was decided that district administrations will take a final call on immersion of Durga idols in the particular district by midnight of Saturday-Sunday.

Kurmi gathering in Patna put on hold
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

This was proposed as the second large meeting of the community after the Kurmi Chetna rally in 1994. It was this meeting in Gandhi Maidan after which Nitish, who is from Kurmi community, emerged as a pan-Bihar leader.

Bihar to take up Marhowra diesel locomotive project with Centre
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

“We will discuss the matter with the Union Railway Minister. I believe high-capacity diesel engines will still be in high demand, and total electrification of railway engines will take some time. If efficient diesel engines are produced, they will have demand worldwide," Nitish Kumar said

Nitish for all polls at same time, says Congress started ‘dynastic rule’
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

“Simultaneous Lok Sabha and Vidha Sabha polls, as also civic polls, would save not only recurrent election expenses but would give ample time to the elected governments to focus on governance," Nitish said

Voice of Seemanchal Mohammed Taslimuddin dies at 74
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Taslimuddin had once said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was “not PM material”. On Sunday, Nitish said Taslimudin was “a famous social worker and politician”.

Ahmedabad blasts: Tauseef among those who planted explosives
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Tauseef reportedly answered curtly and did not reveal much. “He dithered on his involvement in the Ahmedabad blasts case. We may need to interrogate him further,” a senior police officer said.

2008 Ahmedabad blasts: Arrest of wanted ‘Masterji’ on terror charges triggers concerns of sleeper cells in Bihar
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

According to police sources, Tauseef had been living in Gaya since 2008 — he allegedly fled to Myanmar after the blasts and came to Gaya via West Bengal.

Bihar Congress averts split as rebels unable to get 18 MLAs
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Though Choudhary is a member of Legislative Council, his position as Congress state chief makes him accountable for recent developments in the party that has 27 MLAs in the House.

Nitish dig at Lalu: Those doubting CBI probe in Srijan can move court
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

The scam involves siphoning of government funds for over a decade by a Bhagalpur-based NGO, Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited.

Interview: Top leaders can decide Opposition face… collective leadership not a bad idea, says Tejashwi Yadav
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

"When I met CM Nitish Kumar a week before the split, I asked him if he wants me to resign. He said no but insisted that I offer my version on the allegations against me. In retrospect, I think even my resignation would not have resolved the issue," said Tejashwi Yadav.

At Lalu Prasad Yadav’s ‘BJP bhagao, desh bachao’ rally, 18 parties declare war on BJP
Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Holding Lalu in an embrace onstage was Sharad Yadav, the JD(U) rebel who declared, without naming Nitish, that the man who was once his “shadow” would now be punished for breaking the mahagathbandhan in Bihar by a new grand alliance at the Centre.

Lalu bid to raise Oppn pitch at rally today
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Wary of a less-than-satisfactory turnout due to the flood situation in the state, the party has got all its MPs, former MPs, legislators and key leaders from every region to gather as many people as is possible to make the rally successful.

Lalu Yadav’s rally, a test of strength for RJD chief and fragmented Opposition as Sonia, Rahul, Mayawati skip
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

Leader of Opposition in Assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and former health minister Tej Pratap Yadav have been doing good complimentary job for their father, who always takes a rally as a reviving force every time he is forced to wall.

Bihar Srijan case: Bhagalpur co-operative bank employees under scanner
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

The Bhagalpur Central Cooperative Bank suffered on two counts — first, by the illegal transfer of its own funds to Srijan’s accounts and also by most self-help groups of Sabour and adjoining blocks which would have otherwise opened their account in the cooperative bank.

Arrest warrants against 10 Srijan panel members
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Verma’s sister-in-law Rajrani Verma, who is also on the executive committee, has been booked. Four other members of the executive committee — Jasima Khatoon, Rani Devi, Sunita Devi and Suna Devi, are villagers. They have also been booked.

Srijan scam: ‘No one can imagine manner in which govt funds were siphoned off’
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

"We have so far arrested 18 people --- these include the district cooperative officer and the district welfare officer, besides the district magistrate's stenographer and two bank officers," said Manoj Kumar, Bhagalpur's Senior Superintendent of Police

Srijan scam: Probing ‘shadow investments’, Bhagalpur SIT looks for two political leaders
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

Over the past two days, the SIT has raided the premises of former state vice president of BJP Kisan Morcha Bipin Sharma and RLSP district president Deepak Verma and seized documents. Both Sharma and Verma are at large

Srijan scam: In 2003, DM passed order to open accounts with NGO
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

It was also DM Ramaiah who directed the Sabour BDO to allot the block’s 24,275 sqft land on lease for 30 years on rent of Rs 2,400 per year on consideration of the NGO “doing social work in rural areas”. Rabri Devi was the Bihar CM between 2000 and 2005

Bihar’s Srijan Scandal part IV: Funds diverted, drug-less health centre told patients, ‘Make do’
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

An investigation by The Indian Express shows that Rs 275 crore was siphoned off from the Land Acquisition Department, while the Mukhyamantri Nagar Vikas Yojana and Health Department deposited Rs 10.26 crore and Rs 10.75 crore with Srijan respectively.

Bihar’s 700-cr Srijan Scandal part III: Red flags raised four years ago, govt probe headed nowhere
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

An investigation by The Indian Express shows that at the heart of the scam is Srijan founder Manorama Devi, who allegedly operated right under the government’s nose, sharing the stage with ministers and flaunting her links with senior bureaucrats, businessmen and politicians.

Bihar’s Srijan Scandal part II: At heart of Srijan scam is rise and rise of its founder
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Bihar Srijan scam: 20 years ago, Manorama Devi started with 2 sewing machines, 1 room

How a Bihar NGO siphoned off crores in govt funds under govt nose — with some help
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited, providing vocational training to women and selling pickles, allegedly pilfered funds from Bhagalpur district administration’s various accounts for at least half a dozen welfare schemes.

Bihar floods: ‘Govt can’t help us on highway, what about those in village?’
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Bihar floods: At least a dozen people need medical assistance. With Hariabara still under four feet of water, the people have to stay in the tents for some more days.

Bihar floods: Houses reduced to debris, villagers camp on highway
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

The flood has receded, leaving behind heaps of debris, but neither the panchayat mukhiya nor the local MLA has visited yet.

Bihar govt to seek CBI probe into NGO scam
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

The case pertains to alleged illegal transfer of government funds under various heads to the accounts of Bhagalpur-based cooperative society Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited.

Key road link to Northeast snapped now, trucks line Bihar highway
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

No train has plied between Guwahati and New Delhi via Bihar with tracks under 2-3 ft water. Most trains to the Northeast are being terminated at Katihar. Now with the road link snapped, trucks are stranded on either side of the highway for up to 20 km.