Tag: Raniganj

Bihar Human Rights Commission seeks report on chaining of mentally challenged prisoner

Bihar Human Rights Commission seeks report on chaining of mentally challenged prisoner

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

PATNA: Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) has taken cognizance of a case in which a mentally-challenged undertrial prisoner was kept chained in a government hospital in Araria district for over two weeks and has sought report from the District Magistrate by June 12. The incident came to light yesterday when photographs of 28-year-old Arvind Kumar […]

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Five killed, two injured in road accidents

Five killed, two injured in road accidents

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Five persons were killed and two others injured in road accidents in Bihar’s Rohtas and Araria districts, police said today. A speeding Bolero Jeep with five occupants collided head-on with a truck near Ramnagar village under Nokha police station area in Rohtas district last night in which three persons were killed and two others injured, the […]

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Why they won’t vote today: A hamlet that’s been off Bihar’s map for 27 years

Why they won’t vote today: A hamlet that’s been off Bihar’s map for 27 years

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Surviving after taking a bullet in the head should give you a philosophical outlook on life. But Tapsi Yadav, 67, blows a gasket as soon as he hears the question. “The police say this village boycotts every election. Why is that?” The Telegraph had asked innocently. “Aap to pagal aadmi hain (You must be daft)!” […]

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Circle Officer suspended, discrepancy in distribution of Bhoodan land too

Circle Officer suspended, discrepancy in distribution of Bhoodan land too

| June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Bihar government today suspended Raniganj (Araria) Circle Officer Ramvilas Jha, who is facing a probe for engaging middlemen and his relatives to purchase land plots at Kajra and Bistoria from farmers at dirt cheap rates and selling the same to the government at three to four times the price for its Mahadalit land scheme. […]

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