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Interview- Manu Maharaj, Senior SP, Patna: ‘Board chief got answer-sheets out of strongroom, had students write again’
Tue, Jun 28, 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
Sun, Jun 26, 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
Thu, Jun 23, 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.

Toppers Scam: Former Bihar board chairman and wife held
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

“Bihar’s SIT along with Crime Branch of UP police arrested Lalkeshwar and Usha when they were changing their hotel,” said Varanasi SP Aakash Kulhari.

Bihar journalist murder: Ranjan turned down invite to meet Shahabuddin in jail, says wife
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Though Siwan police have not ruled out Shahabuddin’s direct or indirect involvement in the journalist’s murder, they admit they have not got any corroborative evidence against the former MP.

BJP slams Nitish’s ‘vote-bank politics’ in opposing Yoga Day
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar, however, said neither the party not the state government is against yoga.

39 Indians missing in Iraq: ‘We can wait 10 yrs for our children if we could talk to them once, ask if they’re fine’
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

The Indian Express travels to villages in Punjab, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh to meet families of men missing from Iraq for two years.

Bihar class XII results row: Board chief quits, exam centre head detained
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

In a related development, Shail Kumari, who was superintendent of an examination centre where students of the controversial VR College had written their papers, has been detained.

Bihar: Two houses for CM Nitish, and a war of words with ex-deputy
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Nitish seems to have a soft spot for the digit seven and hence, wants to keep 7, Circular Road — where he has been living and working ever since it was allotted to him during Manjhi’s term as CM.

A child who faces camera for the first time can get nervous: Bihar board topper’s grandfather
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

At homes of Bihar board ‘toppers’, grandparents blame media

Day after retest, results of ‘toppers’ cancelled in Bihar
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

Top performer in Arts from the same college, Ruby Rai, who could not appear for the retest because of “depression” has been given a week to appear for it, failing which her result would stand cancelled.

BSEB 2016 results: 13 toppers of Class XII Bihar boards take retest
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

‘Prodigal science’ student and Arts topper Ruby Rai absent

Siwan journalist murder: Prime accused surrenders in court, says being framed
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

Bihar Police had earlier said that initial investigations into the murder of Hindustan daily’s Siwan bureau chief, indicated at the possible involvement of jailed RJD leader Mohammed Shahabuddin.

Misa Bharti’s RS nomination: Lalu Yadav emulates DMK model of power sharing in family
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Misa Bharti is now into "outer Ring Road of power" and RJD also follows DMK model of power distribution for family at two layers of Centre and state politics.

JNU scholar comes home as mukhiya of Bihar village
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Amrit Anand, 30, a research scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University, has returned to his roots, preferring to be a village mukhiya rather than continue his academic pursuits.

Bihar orders re-evaluation of toppers’ exam papers
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

The “expose”, which came when mediapersons met these toppers, has prompted state Education Minister Ashok Kumar Choudhary to order a probe. The results of the toppers would be withheld till the inquiry is over.

Bihar RS nominations: Businessman who upstaged Sushil Modi, faces mining cases and lost series of polls
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

Singh, who hails from Jamuhar in Rohtas, is a Rajput leader, holds a postgraduate degree in economics from Allahabad University and runs a medical college.

After mass FIR against 800 ‘unknown people’, a village lives in fear
Tue, May 31, 2016

After police action following panchayat poll clash, men of Koriyawan Garh near Patna have fled, children keep a watch for any approaching cops.

Bihar Board Class 10 results 2016: Amid Bihar exam blues, cheer for school in Maoist area
Tue, May 31, 2016

Overall, while only 46.6 per cent students cleared the Boards, the results announced Sunday evening showed the top-10 positions were swept by students of Jamui’s Simultala Residential School.

Party rivals from Bihar scuttled Sushil Modi’s Rajya Sabha bid?
Mon, May 30, 2016

This was also perhaps the last chance for the Bihar BJP's tallest leader to get some kind of reward for his long stint in politics and more importantly providing counter to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.

After the murders: Why Siwan is talking about Mohd Shahabuddin again
Mon, May 30, 2016

In jail since 2005, barred from contesting polls, the RJD strongman was seen as having lost his influence; now frequent visitors and ‘durbars’ inside, series of murders outside throw the spotlight back on him.

JD(U), RJD work on 2019 arithmetic, woo Mamata Banerjee
Sat, May 28, 2016

JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said the recent polls have made BJP a non-entity in Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha.

Five arrested for Siwan journalist’s murder
Mon, May 30, 2016

42-year-old Ranjan was allegedly shot dead by criminals near the Siwan railway station on May 13.

Bihar journalist murder: Police raid Siwan jail, seize 17 mobile phones
Mon, May 23, 2016

During an earlier search, police had questioned 63 visitors who were in the jail premises to meet Shahabuddin. Forty-three mobile phones were seized from them.

Attack on Nitish Kumar: RJD MP gets party notice
Mon, May 23, 2016

Taslimuddin is reportedly upset with Nitish over the JD (U) suspending his son and Jokihat MLA Sarfaraz Alam from the party over a molestation case related to an incident on board a train earlier this year.

Driver sleeping on back seat, Patna SSP ‘steals’ police jeep
Sun, May 22, 2016

The driver has been dismissed, police station in-charge asked to explain.

BJP valued alliance more than Congress, says JDU
Sat, May 21, 2016

He said this is the reason why the JD (U) had been vouching for a broader alliance to take on the BJP in 2019.

Assembly election results: Will rise of CMs dampen Nitish Kumar’s national ambition?
Fri, May 20, 2016

While Nitish Kumar needed either BJP or RJD to gain power in Bihar, his friend Mamata has done so on her own.

Bihar journalist murder: Shahabuddin shifted from Siwan to Bhagalpur prison
Fri, May 20, 2016

This is the second time Shahabuddin has been shifted to Bhagalpur central jail. He was earlier moved to the Bhagalpur jail before the 2015 Assembly elections.

Siwan journalist murder: BJP dares Nitish to act against Shahabuddin
Wed, May 18, 2016

The senior BJP leader also claimed that the case being handed over to the CBI following demands made by the family showed that people had no faith in the state police.

Siwan journalist’s murder: Nitish calls for CBI probe
Tue, May 17, 2016

Three persons have been detained in the case so far, one of them, Upendra Singh, is an RJD worker who is said to be close to jailed party leader and former Siwan MP Mohammed Shahabuddin.

Bihar journalist’s murder: Wife points to detained RJD man ‘with clout’
Mon, May 16, 2016

Alleging political patronage, she also pointed out that Singh enjoyed clout in Siwan. Singh was named as one of the conspirators in last year’s killing of Srikant Bharati, the press advisor of BJP Siwan MP Om Prakash Yadav.

Rajdev Ranjan’s family to Nitish: Take care of us, your homeaway prohibition show not convincing
Sun, May 15, 2016

There is an atmosphere of uncertainty over the fate of Rajdev's case