Santosh Singh


After hooch tragedy, Bihar’s anti-liquor machinery is burdened and breathless
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Searching under car seats, looking out for bulging luggage at airport, opening deaddiction centres overnight, and chasing youngsters with a handful of breathalysers. A hooch tragedy later, Indian Express finds Bihar’s anti-liquor machinery burdened and breathless

Is Nitish more interested in national politics than the state of Bihar?
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Talking problems in times of solutions is not new for the Bihar CM: for example, there was a lot of talk about desilting the Kosi after the devastating 2008 Kosi floods but everything was soon forgotten.

Floods: Finally, food from Bihar government
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

In a corner of Patna district, those who left flooded homes describe how they endured a week of hardship

Bihar ‘hooch’ deaths: Main accused held, 550 litres of country liquor seized
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

The prime suspected, identified as Nagina Pasi, allegedly sold the spurious liquor to most victims. He was arrested from Deoria district, just over 100 km away in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, a police officer said.

Gopalganj: Under RJD pressure, Nitish Kumar changes tune on deaths
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

RJD chief Lalu Prasad has asked CM Nitish Kumar to “sternly deal with the offenders”.

Gopalganj liquor tragedy: Prohibition without preparation spells trouble for Bihar CM
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

The Gopalganj hooch tragedy is just a small pointer to how Nitish Kumar's liquor zeal is misplaced and without preparation.

Gopalganj ‘liquor’ tragedy: ‘Police made us take body home on a bike, as if to show he was alive’
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

16 dead in Gopalganj ‘liquor’ tragedy; their families allege cover-up attempt by police, administration

Local brew to IMFL, all flow in dry Bihar’s hooch death district Gopalganj
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

There are also reports of liquor flowing in from Haryana, through the UP border. At least three people involved in smuggling IMFL into the area are reported to have political connections.

Footnote to Bihar prohibition story: 13 killed in suspected hooch tragedy
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Gopalganj District Magistrate Rahul Kumar confirmed the deaths, but said the cause would only be known after post-mortem examination.

Bihar: 13 people die in suspected hooch tragedy
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

The probe is underway to confirm the cause of deaths.

GST passed in Bihar: Nitish could not have missed opportunity in his ‘national’ interest
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Nitish took no time in announcing that a special session would be convened to pass the Bill and lend support to Centre's landmark move.

Bihar printers scam: Storekeeper ‘siphoned’ Rs 8.5 crore, probe on
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

The printer scam took place during the tenure of then state board chief Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, now prime accused in the scams and currently lodged in jail with 25 other accused.

Schools of scandal: ‘We left papers blank in exam hall, wrote at night’
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

There was special arrangement for students who had paid Rs 5 lakh each. We were given the answersheet with the same code as was given in the examination hall," said Rahul Kumar who stood third from the science stream.

What lies behind Nitish Kumar’s Prohibition 2.0 and its so-called ‘insane’ provisions?
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

The new law — Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 — is broad-based and more stringent than earlier, probably more so than any comparable law in any state.

Gaya varsity: Students call off protest after V-C’s assurance
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

The four-year courses were started in 2013. But the NCTE has said it will give recognition only from the 2015-19 batch.

Nitish’s new prohibition law: Not just offender, his family, village too will be punished
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

If liquor is found in a house or premises, it will not just be sealed but will also be confiscated. There will be special courts for trial of liquor cases.

School scam: ‘Building just to show a school exists here,’ says local residents of Shivpur
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

An investigation by The Indian Express found startling evidence of a dysfunctional affiliation system in plus-two schools across the state.

Bihar: Will probe owners of school in scam, says SIT chief
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Police are waiting for the board to complete its inspection of 196 such private institutions that were granted affiliation in the last two years during the tenure of Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh as BSEB chief.

Considering bringing a domicile policy: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Demand for a domicile policy was triggered after Bihar Public Service Commission announced 1,500 vacancies for the assistant professor post.

What is Nitish Kumar trying to do in UP?
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Nitish looking up to Bahujans and Mamata - to broadbase Mahadalit base and look for acceptability among possible third front

Schools of scandal: Bihar government cracks down, will cancel affiliation
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Education Minister Ashok Kumar Choudhary told The Indian Express on that he has asked officials to identify people responsible for granting affiliation to schools without basic infrastructure.

At Ground Zero of Bihar toppers scam: 844 students on paper, 2 in school
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

An investigation by The Indian Express tracked at least 25 such institutions in eight districts.

Bihar Scam Exam Board: Schools cleared with nothing to show
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

These are the results of an investigation by The Indian Express into the corrupt examination grading system in Bihar that flourished right under the JD(U)-RJD government’s nose.

Won’t contest 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: Lalu Prasad Yadav
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Although the RJD had been hinting at not joining Nitish in contesting the UP elections, this is the first time Lalu has said it publicly.

Bihar ambush: Ten CRPF commandos killed in Naxal IED blast, probe ordered
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

TEN COMMANDOS of an elite CRPF battalion and three suspected Maoists were killed on Monday in a gunbattle followed by a series of landmine blasts near Dumri Nala inside Sondaha jungle on the Gaya-Aurangabad border in Bihar, officials said. The firing and blasts also injured five other personnel, two of them critically, of the CRPF’s […]

400 cops deployed amid fears of Bhojpur ‘communal tension’
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Over half a dozen policemen and government officials were injured in stone-pelting as a mob torched several small shops.

At Lalu’s iftaar party, Nitish Kumar and Manjhi warm up to each other
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Manjhi has said recently that whatever he is today is because of Nitish Kumar.

Bihar exam: Jailed ‘topper’ a minor, lawyer blames cops
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

The topper, who failed the retest leading to the cancellation of her result, was earlier arrested from the BSEB office in Patna.

Former RJD MP Shahabuddin ‘fears for life’ in jail
Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Without mentioning that the police are probing his possible involvement in the murder, the petition alleges that the government is trying to get the petitioner involved in a “false case”.

Bihar toppers scam: How Nitish Kumar can cleanup the education system
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Ensuring strict compliance of affiliation norms, putting cap on enrollment and keeping politicians out of BSEB can cleanup the mess.

Interview- Manu Maharaj, Senior SP, Patna: ‘Board chief got answer-sheets out of strongroom, had students write again’
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Officer probing board scam tells Indian Express how toppers were made.

Bihar topper scam: I told Papa to get me passed but they went ahead and made me topper, says Ruby Rai
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

That’s what arts topper at centre of Bihar scam told interrogators after she was arrested, say police.

Ruby Rai flunks retest, Bihar Class XII Arts topper taken into custody
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

The topper had described “prodigal science” as a “subject dealing with cooking” during a television interview soon after the Class XII results were published.

Abolition of OBC quota for faculty posts: Lalu asks Centre to clarify stand on HRD circular
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Lalu said the HRD’s move had created doubts and confusion in the minds of OBC candidates.

Bihar topper scam: We found no class could fit in so many students, says probe head
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

The committee, set up by then education minister P K Shahi, submitted a 275-page report to the BSEB secretary this May but it has not yet been made public.

The college that gave Bihar too many toppers for govt’s comfort
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Vishun Roy College and its principal have been probed earlier for outstanding results and for getting affiliation for his many institutes, latest inquiry report against him gathers dust in Bihar board.