Santosh Singh

Articles By Santosh Singh

Patna Corporation admitted it failed, told HC before rains: ‘Functioning in primitive way’

From September 28 to October 1, Patna received about 400 mm of rainfall. With all 39 sump houses remaining non-functional till October 1, at least 60 per cent of Patna faced water-logging.

Jehanabad: Bihar town tense after one killed in violence over idol immersion

The deceased, Vishnu Kumar, was a student of Jehanabad’s Swami Sahjanand College, relatives said, adding that he was standing in the backyard of his home, watching people moving around when unidentified men, their faces muffled, came and shot him in the abdomen.

Treading water in a city gone under – A day in the life of a sump operator in Patna

With Nitish government under fire, the motors at Saidpur sump house, hoping to clear Patna’s waterlogged localities, haven’t stopped running since Oct 1— amidst inspections by senior officials and the occasional blown fuse.

In waterlogged Patna, Pappu Yadav lends a helping hand

Yadav, a five-time MP, was seen holding two medical camps in Kankerbagh and Rajendra Nagar along with a team of private doctors, and giving first-aid kits and screening patients for dengue.

Bihar: Posturings in NDA in full swing, allies say all is well

The annual Ravan Dahan function was regularly attended by Nitish and Sushil Kumar Modi in the past. This time, neither the Deputy CM, who was invited for the function, nor any of the four BJP MLAs from Patna attended the function.

Bihar police close sedition case against 49 celebrities and intellectuals, to book complainant

The complainant, police said, could not produce supporting documents or evidence, not even the alleged letter written by the 49 persons.

Why Dy CM Sushil Modi, Patna colony went under: Broken pump, no drain maps

The Deputy CM was among an estimated 62,000 people rescued from Rajendra Nagar and the other most-affected colony, Kankerbagh. They included patients who were evacuated after water entered several hospitals.

With people like Giriraj out to attack us, no need for Tejashwi: KC Tyagi

The JD(U) has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah to “rein in” Giriraj, who represents Begusarai in Lok Sabha.

In this parched Bihar district, how farmers keep drought at bay

But over the last decade, at least 10 panchayats in the region have brought about a green revolution of sorts on their own — they are no longer dependent on rains alone.

Adoor Gopalkrishnan, Ramachandra Guha, Mani Ratnam: Their letter to PM on lynchings gets them booked for sedition

The FIR, which names Shyam Benegal, Adoor Gopalkrishnan, Ramachandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Shubha Mudgal, Aparna Sen, Konkana Sen and Anurag Kashyap among the 49, was filed on orders from a Muzaffarpur court in response to a complaint.

Seven arrested for gangrape of teenager in Nalanda

According to police, the incident took place on September 16 after the accused attacked the teenaged girl, who had left home to attend coaching classes, and her male friend in a hilly area.

Bihar floods: In Patna, stranded people wait for water, food supply

Some residents said they are using boats of piled-up thermocol sheets to bring essentials from the market.

40 killed in rain-related incidents in Bihar, Patna still waterlogged

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday conducted an aerial survey of Patna and other affected areas and conducted a review meting later.

At Patna social justice meet, Congress seeks to replicate Chhattisgarh quota model

Chhatisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who was the chief guest at the function organised by the Bihar Congress youth wing, said he had presented an inclusive model of reservation.

In Bihar bypolls, HAM(S), VIP to contest RJD on one seat each

The RJD has made it clear that it would not withdraw its candidates and it was up to its allies to decide if it wants to remain in the Grand Alliance or walk out.

‘One nation, one flag’ realised, time to end my political innings: Giriraj

He said the time will soon come for him to quit politics as his dream of “one nation, one flag” was realised with the government’s decision on Article 370 and other expectations would also be fulfilled in the remaining years of PM Modi’s tenure.

After 28-year wait for reports, Bihar court delivers verdict in 45-year-old murder case

The case relates to the murder of Pothia resident and survey inspector Dhananjay Choudhary on April 28, 1974 over a land dispute.

Nitish confident of winning 200 seats in 2020 elections, takes potshots at critics in BJP

This is the first time that Nitish has reacted to a challenge to his leadership for the 2020 polls, posed by senior BJP leaders C P Thakur, Sanjay Paswan and indirectly by Union minister Giriraj Singh.

Govt acts tough: Accused in mob violence won’t get govt jobs in Bihar

So far, 345 people have been named in 39 mob violence cases in Patna, Sasaram, Jehanabad, Gaya and other districts. Police have arrested 278 people in connection with these cases.

Bihar BJP keeps Nitish’s leadership debate alive, new chief says high command to take final call

BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal on Wednesday said, "There is no confusion at all on the issue of CM candidate. Though many opinions (within the party) are aired, it is finally the BJP central high command and its parliamentary board that takes a call on such matters.

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