Tag: Katihar

Asaduddin Owaisi’s decision to contest from Seemanchal region in Bihar may upset JD(U)-RJD plans

Asaduddin Owaisi’s decision to contest from Seemanchal region in Bihar may upset JD(U)-RJD plans

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: Putting speculations to rest, All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi announced his decision to contest Bihar Assembly Elections 2015 giving a fresh twist to the keenly contested elections. Owaisi will contest 25 assembly seats in the Seemanchal region of Bihar which has significant Muslim population. AIMIM chief had addressed a rally organised by the Samaji Insaaf […]

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EC zeroes in on ‘black money’ seats, identifies 62 constituencies in Bihar

EC zeroes in on ‘black money’ seats, identifies 62 constituencies in Bihar

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: More than 25 per cent of Bihar’s 243 constituencies are vulnerable to the use of black money by candidates and their supporters for wooing voters. Additional chief electoral officer R Lakshmanan on Thursday said EC has identified 62 such constituencies which are spread over 25 districts. “We are keeping a close watch on movement […]

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EC transfers Bihar Home Secy, 7 DMs, 9 district police chiefs ahead of polls

EC transfers Bihar Home Secy, 7 DMs, 9 district police chiefs ahead of polls

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The EC further ordered the Bihar Chief Secretary to ensure the transferred officials are “not posted to any election-related post”.  In a major reshuffle in the run-up to the Bihar assembly polls, the Election Commission on Friday transferred the state’s Home Secretary, nine District Magistrates and seven district police heads from their posts. The EC […]

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7 injured as high-tension wire falls on bus

7 injured as high-tension wire falls on bus

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Seven persons of a marriage party suffered burn injuries in Katihar district after a high-tension wire fell on the bus they were travelling in during the wee hours today, police said. The bus was on its way to Kheria village near Kursela from Mansahi Bishunpur village along State Highway-77. The injured were admitted to a […]

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NCP looking to contest limited seats in Bihar polls: Sharad Pawar

NCP looking to contest limited seats in Bihar polls: Sharad Pawar

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday expressed confidence that the JD(U)-RJD led alliance in Bihar will emerge as a good alternative and his party was looking to contest limited number of seats. Addressing a press conference ahead of the NCP’s two-day national executive and convention starting here this evening, Pawar said NCP was eyeing […]

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Cong ‘imports’ two JD(U) sitting MLCs

Cong ‘imports’ two JD(U) sitting MLCs

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Congress which has got three seats in the seat-sharing for coming Legislative Council poll in early July for the second day today “imported” JD(U) sitting member to field them from their alloted quota. Sitting JD(U) MLC Mohammad Israel Raen today joined Congress and is all set to contest the July 7 poll for 24 Legislative […]

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12 prisoners injured in Katihar jail clash

12 prisoners injured in Katihar jail clash

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Katihar: Twelve prisoners were injured in a group clash inside Katihar jail in Bihar yesterday.Condition of four of the injured is stated to be serious and they have been admitted to district hospital for treatment.Katihar jail Superintendent B Kumar said the clash was a result of rivalry.“The groups of prisoners led by convicts Kundan Mishra and […]

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Drought shadow looms in 22 districts of Bihar

Drought shadow looms in 22 districts of Bihar

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: All is not well with the agriculture scenario in the state as the rainfall this monsoon season is deficient to the extent of 17%. While the state should have received 376.8mm rainfall by now, it has got only 323mm. Though the state IMD had earlier predicted a normal monsoon in Bihar and Jharkhand despite […]

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Bihar spends 105% of annual plan

Bihar spends 105% of annual plan

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: The state government on Friday said no money was surrendered in 2013-14 and the state spent 105.20% of the revised annual expenditure.In a written reply to a starred question of Achyutananad, BJP, in the assembly, the government said the annual plan size of Bihar last year was Rs 34,000 crore. The government got Rs […]

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Pregnant woman beaten to death for dowry

Pregnant woman beaten to death for dowry

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Katihar: A pregnant woman was beaten to death, allegedly for dowry by her husband in Katihar district of Bihar. Police officials said the deceased has been identified as Manju Devi (24), who was married to one Pankaj Mandal around two years ago at Baretakbalsia village under Phalka police station in the district. Sub-Divisional Police Officer […]

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