Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Santosh Singh

Special Correspondent

‘We were tortured, forced to sleep in toilets’
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

22 Bihar youth return from Saudi jail.

RJD-JD(U) alliance: Hand in hand for first electoral test
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

As rival, Lalu and Nitish outpolled NDA in Lok Sabha elections; upcoming assembly bypolls will show if they can repeat it as allies.

JD(U), BJP MLCs clash in Bihar House
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

The incident took place when JD (U) MLC and BJP MLC advanced towards each other in the well of the House,

Now, a ‘tea-seller’ Bihar BJP leader in CM race
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Nand Kishore Yadav claims he turned uncle’s tea stall into ‘profitable venture’; says BJP brass will take call on candidature

After Giriraj, Sadhu: Whose money is it, Part II, in Patna
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Neither Giriraj nor Sadhu alias Anirudh Prasad had specified the value of their stolen goods.

Woman RJD worker stripped, thrashed in police presence
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

CM orders probe; she is arrested for abduction, murder of two youths

Giriraj’s ‘unaccounted’ cash: Patna cops to visit Nagpur
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

The MP has now claimed that money belonged to his cousin who is in realty, maize processing and poultry farm business in Nagpur.

Giriraj Singh house robbery: Patna police to send team to Nagpur to establish cash link
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Police said the note packet slips on the bundles of cash would provide a vital link of the source of the cash.

Bihar: Former RJD minister’s son beaten to death over vehicle theft charges
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

Ramashray Sahni's son was trying to escape following a failed attempt of vehicle theft.

Back from Iraq, stranded in Patna
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

Workers provided no rail, bus tickets or even money for food, water.

Rs 50,000 to 1.14 crore to 0: BJP MP Giriraj Singh now says all cash his cousin’s
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

The SSP said that the police have sought supporting documents of the money to verify the claim.

Probe launched in cheat & teach case: Bihar HRD Minister
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

Education officers to file monthly reports, 1,085 teachers removed.

JD(U) minister says will probe purchases during Giriraj tenure
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Giriraj Singh, however, said he would reply to all questions at the right time.

Behind two deaths, a divide & message on WhatsApp
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Police said 21-year-old Ajay had sent the message on WhatsApp to his friends Shaqib and Neyaz on July 7.

Police ask ED, I-T to probe, may question Giriraj
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

The JD(U) Wednesday stalled Assembly proceedings over the matter.

Rs 50,000 stolen from BJP MP’s home, ‘thief’ says he got Rs 1.14 cr
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

The Income-Tax department has already started an inquiry into the recovery.

Bihar govt orders to book teachers with fake degrees
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

Principal Secretary RK Mahajan has directed all district education officers to speed up degree verification process.

RJD, JD(U) want BJP to apologise for Haryana leader’s marriage remark
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

RJD MLA Bhai Dinesh came to Vidhan Sabha with a set of bangles and joined chorus of protest against BJP.

Bihar CM orders probe into teachers’ forged degrees
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

Education Minister Brishen Patel said the department had already intensified the degree verification drive.

Forged degrees scam: Bihar CM orders probe after Express expose
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

Manjhi said the government had taken serious note of the revelation and ordered probe into the alleged irregularities and malpractices.

Bihar teacher jobs went for Rs 1.5 lakh each, groups could take ‘package deals’
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Complaints flood govt: Officials at five levels took bribes, cleared fake degrees.

Bihar to intensify teachers’ degree verification drive
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Opposition BJP demanded en block degree verification drive to “cleanse the educational system” in the state.

Up to 20,000 teachers in Bihar hired on forged degrees
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

That’s a conservative estimate as govt scans 1.42 lakh recruited during Nitish rule; 779 sacked so far.

Bihar may ease 75% school attendance provision for beneficiaries
Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Chief Minister Manjhi has sought a report from education department on removing the attendance provision

No clue about Shahabuddin’s son, 7 persons being tapped
Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Roshan was shot dead three days before he was to record his statement in the murder case of his brothers Girish Raj and Satish Raj.

‘I stood up to Shahabuddin raj, so he set out to destroy me’
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

67-year-old Siwan trader Chandrakeshwar Prasad’s eldest son was shot dead this month. He blames Bihar’s notorious criminal-politician for the murder, and for the murders of his two other sons earlier.

‘Snapping of rail joint may have led to mishap’
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

The local administration in Chhapra has constituted a four-member special team to probe the accident and help the Railways determine reason for the derailment.

4 killed, 18 hurt as Rajdhani derails in Bihar
Thu, Jun 26, 2014

CM, Railways rule out sabotage; poor track maintenance is likely reason for mishap.

JD(U) rebels question elevation of Jeetan Ram Manjhi as Bihar Chief Minister
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Digha MLA said if the party took action against the four rebels, the other 14 legislators would also resign.

In Bihar schools, panels to protect children from sexual abuse
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

The Act, in effect since November 2012, is gender-neutral and defines various forms of sexual abuse including harassment, penetrative or non-penetrative abuse, and pornography.

‘100% immunisation of kids for JE topmost priority’
Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Dr Harsh Vardhan, who inaugurated the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vaccination camp at Muzaffarpur said 100 per cent immunisation of children was topmost priority of govt.

RS bypolls: JD(U) for action against MLAs who cross-voted
Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi said the party could not tolerate indiscipline and apt action should be taken against such people.

Jackfruit mystery: Hungry thieves must have cooked and eaten, says investigating officer
Sat, Jun 21, 2014

Police were on Friday questioning the MP’s servants — a gardener, security guards and domestic help — living in the quarters not far from the scene of the crime.

Patna blasts accused gets bail
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

It is suspected that he was supposed to help other accused sneak into Nepal.

Success again: 27 of Anand Kumar’s Super 30 make it to IITs
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Abhayanand told The Indian Express: “I am not looking too much into numbers and percentage of successful candidates.

With Lalu help, Nitish candidates pull through
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Baliyawi got 123 votes against 107 for opponent Ali. Verma got 122 votes against 108 for challenger Sharma. BJP supported Independents. Of the truncated Assembly strength of 232 MLAs (in place of 243), 230 voted.