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Avinash, a senior correspondent, reports on crime, railways, defence and social sector, with specialisation in police, home department and other investigation agencies.

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Bihar: Nine killed, six injured in road accident in Lakhisarai

Police suspect the incident occurred when the truck driver lost control and rammed into the auto-rickshaw, carrying 14 passengers, that was coming from the opposite direction

Representative image.
Published on Feb 21, 2024 10:40 AM IST

Over 40 injured in communal clashes across Bihar during Saraswati idol immersion

Officials said that internet services were suspended in Darbhanga district on Saturday for 48 hours following violence and continuing tension between the two communities since Wednesday

Clashes were reported from Bhagalpur, Saharsa, Sitamarhi, Sheikhpura, Siwan and Jamui during the idol immersion after Saraswati puja since Wednesday (Twitter/screengrab)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:16 PM IST

Illegal liquor seized from bullock cart in Bihar; smugglers flee, oxen detained

Excise officials in Gopalganj district were in for a surprise when they recovered huge quantities of liquor bottles being ferried past them on a bullock cart.

For representational purposes only. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 06:32 PM IST

Rabri’s brother Subhash gets a taste of Nitish Kumar's ‘rule of law’

Yadav had started his career as a Group-D employee in the Vidhan Sabha but quit his job after his sister Rabri Devi took over the state’s reins from Lalu Prasad

Subhash Yadav (right) is a former Rajya Sabha member and a brother-in-law of RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav (left). (File Photos)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 09:40 PM IST

AIMIM leader shot dead in Bihar; second such killing since December

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi slammed Bihar CM Nitish Kumar over the law and order situation in the state and asked were only their leaders the target

Salam is the second AIMIM leader to be killed in Bihar since December. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 12:54 PM IST

Family of four set on fire while asleep in Bihar town, all critical: Police

45-year-old Vidyanand Singh and his three granddaughters suffered serious burn injuries and were admitted to Mayaganj Hospital in Bhagalpur for treatment

The incident occurred at around 2am in Murli village in Naugachhia. (Representative file photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 04:19 PM IST

Land-for-jobs scam: ED interrogates Tejashwi; RJD attacks Centre

Tejashwi was accompanied by his sister and Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti, brother Tej Pratap Yadav, and lawmaker Manoj Jha.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 03:42 AM IST
By, Patna

After Lalu, son Tejashwi quizzed by ED for close to 9 hours in land-for-job case

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav reached the ED office in Patna at 11.25am with a large number of party supporters shouting slogans against ED and the BJP.

After coming out of the ED office, Tejashwi flashed a victory symbol and drove away. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 02:27 AM IST

Tejashwi Yadav appears before ED for questioning in money-laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned his father and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in the same case

Former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav at the ED office. (PTI)
Published on Jan 30, 2024 12:11 PM IST

Land-for-jobs scam: ED questions Lalu for 10 hours; RJD stages stir

ED on Monday questioned former Bihar chief minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for 10 hours in a money-laundering case linked to the land-for-jobs scam.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad arrives at the ED office in Patna. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 05:30 AM IST
By, Patna

Land-for-jobs case: Lalu grilled by ED for 10 hours

Lalu Prasad, along with his elder daughter Misa Bharti, a Rajya Sabha MP, reached the ED office around 11am. Bharti, who was not allowed inside, sat outside the ED office campus along with a host of legislators till 9.05 pm, when her father walked out after the marathon questioning.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad arrives at the ED office in Patna on Monday. (HT photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 09:41 PM IST
By, Patna

Land for jobs case: Lalu Prasad Yadav appears before ED for questioning in Patna

The ED case is based on a CBI FIR which alleged that Railway jobs were given to people in 2008-09 when Prasad was Railways Minister in lieu of land

The ED has issued summons to Lalu on January 19 after he failed to turn up on earlier dates. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 12:16 PM IST

Patna HC refuses to quash FIR against IPS officer Amit Lodha in DA case

The Patna high court has directed the special vigilance unit to take the investigation of this case to its logical end within a period of six months

IPS officer Amit Lodha. (File)
Published on Jan 23, 2024 05:46 PM IST

Bihar to set up 43 more police sub-divisions to tackle communal violence

The move comes as part of the state home department’s measures to ensure better policing in the wake of a directive from chief minister Nitish Kumar to improve law and order in the state

All thenew 43 police sub-divisions will be located in urban areas or district headquarters. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 21, 2024 05:27 PM IST

Bihar cops move court to seek arrest warrant against Lalu’s kin in assault case

An executive officer in Gaya district was brutally beaten up by a group led by Tanuj and Nayan Yadav, sons of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s nephew, Nagendra.

Former Bihar CM and RJD national president Lalu Prasad(Aftab Alam siddiqui)
Updated on Jan 21, 2024 06:06 AM IST

Land for jobs: Fresh ED summons for Lalu, Tejashwi

While Prasad has been asked to depose on January 29, Tejashwi has been called the next day, on January 30.

Outside the residence of Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi in Patna on Friday. (HT photo)
Published on Jan 19, 2024 09:29 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar official, thrashed by goons on Patna road, battling for life in hospital

Deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav said he has sought information about the incident and promised action against the culprits

The goons were allegedly led by Tanuj Yadav, son of Lalu Yadav’s cousin Nagendra Yadav. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 18, 2024 02:40 PM IST

Phulwari Sharif rape and murder: Arrested man a serial offender, had earlier raped and killed 72-yr-old woman

On January 9, body of an eight-year-old girl was found in a field at Hinduni village while her 12-year-old friend was found lying unconscious nearby and is currently undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Patna.

Police at the crime scene. (PTI)
Published on Jan 13, 2024 10:01 PM IST
By, Patna:

Patna rape-murder: Cops make first arrest, say case cracked

On January 9, one of the two girls was found dead in a field at Hinduni village while another was found lying unconscious nearby.

Police personnel at the crime scene inn Phulwari Sharif area in Patna. (PTI)
Published on Jan 12, 2024 09:21 PM IST
By, Patna

Patna rape and murder: Minor survivor still unconscious, suspects yet to be identified

An eight-year-old girl was bludgeoned to death and her 12-year-old friend critically injured at Phulwari Sharif in Patna.

Police at the crime scene at Phulwari Sharif. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 09:18 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar couple eloped in 2021, return home with 1-yr-old daughter; all 3 killed

The young couple, in their early twenties, was killed along with their daughter hours after they returned to their village in Bihar’s Nawgachhia police district

Nawgachhia SP Sushant Kumar Saroj said the incident took place at about 4:30pm in Nawtolia village under Gopalpur police station of Bihar’s police district. (Representative Image/X/nawgachiapolice)
Published on Jan 09, 2024 09:39 PM IST

Man evading arrest after parole since 2013 arrested from Muzaffarpur

Police said the man, who faces more than 18 criminal cases, was arrested and forwarded to judicial custody in 2012 by Delhi police on the charges of carrying contrabands

The man got 15-days parole in the name of his daughter’s wedding in 2013 and went untraceable after that (Representational Image)
Updated on Jan 09, 2024 05:42 PM IST

10,858 litres of liquor seized every day in Bihar in 2023

Police registered 72,062 FIRs (first information reports) and arrested 1.43 lakh people and seized 17,183 vehicles (trucks/containers) in liquor related cases.

Seized liquor bottles being destroyed in Patna. (HT archive)
Updated on Jan 08, 2024 09:41 PM IST
By, Patna

Email threatens to blow up Patna HC, no explosives found

“The High Court received a threat mail and as per the process, the Patna police was informed about its content,” said Manoj Kumar Sinha, registrar general, Patna High Court

The Patna High Court. (HT Archive)
Published on Jan 05, 2024 09:36 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar woman, prime witness in son’s murder, shot dead ahead of court hearing

A 48-year-old woman, a witness in her son's murder case, was shot dead in Patna. The attack may be related to a personal dispute over land rather than the murder trial.

A police officer said Runa Devi earlier lived in Kanchanpur village near Bihta but shifted out after her son’s murder over concern for her life (X/SdpoDanapur)
Updated on Jan 05, 2024 06:34 PM IST

Bihar: Alarm bells ring as truckers’ strike begins to bite

State transport secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal said the DMs and SPs have been asked told to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential services.

Buses parked at Bankipur Bus Terminal in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 09:47 PM IST

Bihar: Four of a family charred to death in Begusarai

Circumstantial evidence suggested that the fire broke out following a short-circuit in the electric heater, which led to the mattress catching fire

Representational image.
Published on Jan 02, 2024 02:39 PM IST

Jewel thief in Bihar jail behind spate of heists?

A gang of thieves, run from a jail in Bihar, has been involved in theft of at least 180kg of gold across five Hindi heartland states over the past five years.

Subodh Kumar Singh alias Dilip Singh was arrested in January 2018 with 15kg of gold — the takings from a heist in a jewellery store in Patna district.
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 04:57 AM IST

Elderly couple in Bihar’s Samastipur face acid attack; son is also a suspect

A retired school teacher and his wife, both in their seventies, were attacked with acid by a group of people which allegedly included their youngest son’s father-in-law

Police said the youngest of the couple’s three sons, Santosh Thakur and his father-in-law, Subodh Thakur, are missing (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 05:04 PM IST

17-year-old abducted for forced marriage in Bihar, complaint lodged

The boy was abducted along with his cousin when they were on the way to attend a fair located at Dhurgaon Tola in Bihar’s Madhepura district

Police say that ‘pakadua vivah’ or forced marriage is a regular occurrence in the region and such cases were reported mainly from Munger, Nawada, Khagaria and Begusarai districts. (Representative Image)
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 06:51 PM IST
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