Six children, including three of a family, lost their lives to electrocution on Thursday noon when a high tension wire fell on them in Jamui district.
In another major attack, Maoists attacked the Sahebganj- Danapur Inter city express (13235) between Bhagalpur and Jamalpur on Saturday evening, killing three government railway policemen and injuring three others seriously, including a woman.
'I would have registered an attempt to murder case against it,' said Ahad who has been effectively run out of his handloom silk business, thanks to the currency’s plunge to unfathomed depths in recent months.
BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, MP, has threatened to petition the privilege committee of parliament against the Gaya administration, for stopping him from visiting the Mahabodhi Temple. Avijit Biswas reports
Kavita Devi gained iconic status in Kaluchak village for having planted a tree when her daughter was born three years back. Father-in-law Umesh Singh, 58, as well as husband Avinash, 26, could not have been happier. Avijit Biswas writes.
Two persons were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the alleged gang rape a 22-year-old college student on Mandar hill in Banka district of south-eastern Bihar, about 45 kilometres from Bhagalpur, late Tuesday.
Maoists have killed an employee of a construction company in Bihar's Jamui district and torched three vehicles, police said on Friday.
There is a twist to the death of a 32-year-old Delhi-bound train passenger, whose body was found hanging from a tree in a mango orchard at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district of south-eastern Bihar on Sunday.
The Delhi police drew a blank when they raided a village in Aurangabad district of south central Bihar on Wednesday in search of New Delhi gang rape accused Akshay Thakur.
A priest in a Banka village ended his life on Sunday night. However, if villagers are to be believed it was not a suicide. What Gopal Jha, the priest, did was a ‘self-sacrifice’ to propitiate the deity he worshiped daily, the villagers said.
Kicking off his fifth leg of Parivartan Yatra from Lakhisarai, Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said a mass movement against the Nitish Kumar government had already taken off and would now be steered by his party to oust the present dispensation.
Security for Nitish Kumar to visit Sandy's Compound in Bhagalpur on Sunday, morning walkers advised to skip the place.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has accused chief minister Nitish Kumar of 'scuttling' Bihar's demand for special category state status demand during his tenure as a union minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
Health minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey has alleged discrimination against Bihar medical institutions by the medical council of India (MCI) with regard to grant of recognition to courses being imparted by them.
Anjan Kumar, 12-years-old, was abducted from village Sujwa under Asarganj police station area of Munger district in the afternoon today.
Direct train services from here to a larger part of Santhal Parganas division in Jharkhand could soon be a reality. Malda divisional railway manager (DRM) Ravindra Gupta on Friday said subject to clearance by the commissioner railway saftey (CRS), passenger train services on the Mandar Hill (Banka district) and Hansdiha (Santhal Parganas) section would be introduced from here in morning and evening hours soon.
As India celebrates its Independence Day, the misfortune of this couple from a remote village in Bihar underscores just how far the country still has to go. Avijit Biswas
and Rashpal Singh
Jailed Maoist central committee members are improving their vocabulary and reading books of nationalist leaders between spells of interrogation and other routine functions in prison.
All the 11 persons kidnapped by Maoists in Munger district returned safely in the morning on Sunday after the ultras released them in a jungle. The villagers were let off around midnight, police officials said in Munger.
Maoists posing as CRPF personnel killed six persons and abducted 11 from Bangalwa Kareili village in Munger district on Saturday.