Sandeep Bhaskar
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Minor girl thrown before speeding car for resisting rape bid in W Champaran

A 14-year-old girl was critically injured after she was allegedly thrown before a speeding vehicle when resisted a rape bid at a village in Bihar’s West Champaran district on Monday late evening, police said.
The victim, who is undergoing treatment at Bagaha subdivision hospital, on Tuesday said that four boys from her village allegedly dragged her towards a school and tried to rape her. (Picture for representation)
The victim, who is undergoing treatment at Bagaha subdivision hospital, on Tuesday said that four boys from her village allegedly dragged her towards a school and tried to rape her. (Picture for representation)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:20 PM IST
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Doctor abducted 10 days ago for ransom rescued from Bihar’s West Champaran

BETTIAH: A doctor living in Bagaha was abducted and kept hostage in Bihar’s West Champaran district for nearly 10 days, police said on Tuesday after the doctor, a Nepali, was rescued and his two abductors arrested
The doctor, originally from Nepal’s Nawalparasi district, had settled in the West Champaran district’s Bagaha subdivision. (Reuters File Photo)
The doctor, originally from Nepal’s Nawalparasi district, had settled in the West Champaran district’s Bagaha subdivision. (Reuters File Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2022 04:31 PM IST
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85 -year-old sexually assaulted in Bihar village

An 85-year-old woman at a village in Bihar’s East Champaran has alleged she was sexually assaulted by a 22-year-old man, who has since been arrested, police said on Monday.
The woman alleged that the man often indulged in passing lewd remarks on village women and several women had complained to his mother about his misdemeanours in the past (Picture for representation)
The woman alleged that the man often indulged in passing lewd remarks on village women and several women had complained to his mother about his misdemeanours in the past (Picture for representation)
Published on May 09, 2022 09:55 PM IST
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By, Bettiah

Bihar govt teacher suspended for thrashing 7-year-old girl student in school

The girl was allegedly battered and bruised by the teacher. The accused continues to evade arrest three days after the registration of the case.
The teacher allegedly thrashed the seven-year-old girl mercilessly for her alleged failure to bring her book and pencil at a government school in a village in West Champaran district. (Representational Image)
The teacher allegedly thrashed the seven-year-old girl mercilessly for her alleged failure to bring her book and pencil at a government school in a village in West Champaran district. (Representational Image)
Published on May 01, 2022 06:23 PM IST
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Bihar cop pushes for settlement in minor’s rape case, suspended

A police officer has been suspended for failing to file a complaint in the rape case of a minor in Bagaha town of West Champaran district in Bihar, and favouring a settlement of the case through an agreement among the villagers.
According to the survivor, the accused had sexually abused her multiple times over the past 5-6 months. (Representational)
According to the survivor, the accused had sexually abused her multiple times over the past 5-6 months. (Representational)
Updated on Apr 11, 2022 06:32 AM IST
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By, Bettiah

Migrant workers from Bihar start returning from Kashmir after terror attack

A large number of migrant workers from Bihar left for their home on Tuesday from Kashmir’s Pulwama district and some others are preparing to leave following the terrorist attack on Monday in which two labourers suffered gunshot injuries.
Migrant workers from Bihar at Awantipora railway station in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Migrant workers from Bihar at Awantipora railway station in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 05, 2022 09:33 PM IST
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By, Bettiah

Three Russians arrested with narcotics in Bihar’s Raxaul

Those arrested have been identified as Roldugin Alexey, a resident of Mposad, Zherdev Ilia, a resident of Ryazan and Balshova Anna, a resident of Moscow.
Three Russian nationals were arrested and six kilograms of narcotics was found in their possession at Raxaul, near the Indo-Nepal border in Bihar on Saturday. (Image used for representation). (SHUTTERSTOCK.)
Three Russian nationals were arrested and six kilograms of narcotics was found in their possession at Raxaul, near the Indo-Nepal border in Bihar on Saturday. (Image used for representation). (SHUTTERSTOCK.)
Updated on Apr 02, 2022 10:04 PM IST
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RTI activist’s murder: Case set to go to CID after son’s ‘suicide’

The case has attracted fresh spotlight after the death of the slain activist’s son allegedly by suicide on Friday.
Rohit, 14, whose father, an RTI activist, was shot dead last year, allegedly set himself ablaze and jumped off a building on Thursday. He succumbed to injuries at a hospital the next day. (HT)
Rohit, 14, whose father, an RTI activist, was shot dead last year, allegedly set himself ablaze and jumped off a building on Thursday. He succumbed to injuries at a hospital the next day. (HT)
Updated on Mar 26, 2022 09:51 PM IST
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By, Bettiah

Slain RTI activist’s son dies by suicide, kin allege delay in justice

A slain RTI (right to information) activist’s 14-year-old son allegedly set himself on fire and jumped off a three-storey building in Bihar’s East Champaran district late Thursday night and died hours later in a hospital, police said.
RTI activist Vipin Agrawal, who had exposed several cases of encroachment on government land, was shot dead in his home town Harsidih in East Champaran on September 24, 2021. (Picture for representation)
RTI activist Vipin Agrawal, who had exposed several cases of encroachment on government land, was shot dead in his home town Harsidih in East Champaran on September 24, 2021. (Picture for representation)
Published on Mar 25, 2022 10:28 PM IST
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By, Bettiah

Slain RTI activist’s son dies after setting himself afire, jumping off building

The teenager’s grandfather said the 14-year-old was upset over delay in justice for his father and had unsuccessfully sought a meeting with superintendent of police over it
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Published on Mar 25, 2022 03:12 PM IST
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14 migrant workers from Bihar rescued in Karnataka

Fourteen migrant workers from Bihar’s West Champaran district, rescued from Karnataka’s Belagavi district earlier this week, reached their homes on Thursday, officials familiar with the matter said.
Police said that the 14 Bihar labourers worked at sugarcane fields in Kanahapur village in Karnataka. (Picture for representation)
Police said that the 14 Bihar labourers worked at sugarcane fields in Kanahapur village in Karnataka. (Picture for representation)
Published on Mar 24, 2022 09:53 PM IST
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By, Bettiah

Balthar violence: 14 held for attack on police station

BETTIAH: As many as 14 people have been arrested in connection with Saturday’s incident in which a police constable was killed and three others were injured after a mob attacked the Balthar police station in West Champaran district following alleged death of a villager in custody, police said on Sunday
As many as 14 people have been arrested in connection with Saturday’s incident in which a police constable was killed and three others were injured after a mob attacked the Balthar police station in West Champaran district, police said. (Picture for representation)
As many as 14 people have been arrested in connection with Saturday’s incident in which a police constable was killed and three others were injured after a mob attacked the Balthar police station in West Champaran district, police said. (Picture for representation)
Updated on Mar 22, 2022 10:36 AM IST
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14 held day after constable killed by mob in Bihar

The deceased constable was identified as Ram Jatan Rai, who was attached to the neighbouring Prushottampur police station
On Saturday, hundreds of villagers attacked the Balthar police station in West Champaran along Indo-Nepal border after news of death of a man allegedly in police custody started making rounds (Agencies/Representative use)
On Saturday, hundreds of villagers attacked the Balthar police station in West Champaran along Indo-Nepal border after news of death of a man allegedly in police custody started making rounds (Agencies/Representative use)
Published on Mar 21, 2022 12:17 AM IST
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By, Bettiah

Mob kills cop after ‘custodial death’ in Bihar

  • The deceased constable was identified as Rajmangal Rai, who was attached to the neighbouring Prushottampur police station. The injured police personnel were admitted to a local hospital in Narkatiaganj, from where they were referred to GMCH Bettiah, an officer said.
Hundreds of villagers went on a rampage and even torched four vehicles on the premises of Balthar police station, police said. (Getty Images)
Hundreds of villagers went on a rampage and even torched four vehicles on the premises of Balthar police station, police said. (Getty Images)
Published on Mar 20, 2022 04:23 AM IST
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By, Bettiah

Reclaiming my mother’s mortgaged gold chain, IPL top priorities: Sakibul Gani

Bihar cricketer Sakibul Gani, who created history by smashing a triple century in his debut appearance in a Ranji Trophy match against Mizoram in February, says that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet congratulating him for his performance gave a ‘big boost’ to his confidence.
Bihar cricketer Sakibul Gani. (HT Photo)
Bihar cricketer Sakibul Gani. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 10, 2022 10:17 PM IST
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4 dead in suspected hooch tragedy in West Champaran

At least four people have died, while two fell seriously ill, after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Bihar’s West Champaran and Siwan districts, police said on Wednesday.
According to police, while one died in Khaptola village under the Nautan police station of West Champaran, three others died in Dhebara village in Pakkaliya panchayat under Daraunda police station limits of Siwan. (Picture for representation)
According to police, while one died in Khaptola village under the Nautan police station of West Champaran, three others died in Dhebara village in Pakkaliya panchayat under Daraunda police station limits of Siwan. (Picture for representation)
Published on Mar 09, 2022 10:09 PM IST
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Bihar: 4 die in suspected hooch tragedy in W. Champaran, Siwan districts

The death, prima facie, looks to have occurred following the consumption of poisonous substances. However, the exact cause of the death could only be known after the post mortem reports, the West Champaran police said.
West Champaran superintendent of police said he came to know about the suspected hooch tragedy at around 11.30pm on Tuesday. (Representational Image)
West Champaran superintendent of police said he came to know about the suspected hooch tragedy at around 11.30pm on Tuesday. (Representational Image)
Published on Mar 09, 2022 06:02 PM IST
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Bihar students in Ukraine in bunkers, some leave for countryside

Students from Bihar studying in Ukrainian universities are heading towards the countryside or taking refuge in bunkers of their hostels, hoping that the Indian government will help them leave the country before Russian invasion intensifies.
Indian nationals arrive at Delhi’s IGI airport fromj Ukraine on Wednesday. (PTI)
Indian nationals arrive at Delhi’s IGI airport fromj Ukraine on Wednesday. (PTI)
Published on Feb 25, 2022 10:09 PM IST
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By, Bettiah

Ranji Trophy: Motihari boy creates history with 341 runs in his debut

Sakibul Gani (22) from Motihari in Bihar created history on Friday after he scored a triple century, breaking the record for the highest individual score by a cricketer in debut appearance in a Ranji Trophy match against Mizoram.
22-year-old Dakibul Gani (HT Photo)
22-year-old Dakibul Gani (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 18, 2022 10:01 PM IST
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By, Bettiah

Bihar Board Class X exams: Maths paper found on social media, probe ordered

Questions of class 10 mathematics paper were found circulating on social media on Thursday at least half-an-hour before the commencement of matriculation examinations being conducted by Bihar Secondary Examination Board (BSEB), officials said.
BSEB chairman Anand Kishore inspects an examination centre in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
BSEB chairman Anand Kishore inspects an examination centre in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2022 09:55 PM IST
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Gandhi statue vandalised again in East Champaran

In second such incident in Bihar’s East Champaran district in as many days, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was found vandalised at Turkauliya on Wednesday morning, according to locals and a video clip circulating in the social media that purportedly shows the bust garlanded with tetra packs used for liquor bottles.
A grab from the video clip that has been circulating on social media. (HT Photo)
A grab from the video clip that has been circulating on social media. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 16, 2022 10:12 PM IST
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By, Bettiah

One held for vandalising Gandhi statue in Motihari

The police in Bihar’s East Champaran district said Tuesday that they have arrested a man in connection with the incident in which a life-size statue of Mahatma Gandhi installed at a park in Motihari town was vandalised.
Police said the accused claimed that he was intoxicated when he committed the act (Picture for representation)
Police said the accused claimed that he was intoxicated when he committed the act (Picture for representation)
Published on Feb 15, 2022 10:13 PM IST
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By, Bettiah

Mahatma Gandhi’s statue vandalised in Bihar’s Motihari

The matter was discovered after some locals spotted the statue uprooted and thrown a few meters away inside the park.
The statue, which was installed to mark the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha at Charkha Park, was severely damaged. (HT PHOTO.)
The statue, which was installed to mark the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha at Charkha Park, was severely damaged. (HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 15, 2022 06:24 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Bettiah

Mahatma Gandhi’s statue vandalised in Motihari

A life-size statue of Mahatma Gandhi, installed in a park in Motihari of Bihar’s East Champaran district during centenary celebrations of Champaran satyagraha, was found vandalised on Monday morning, police said.
Police said the statue, which was installed to mark the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran satyagraha at Charkha park, was severely damaged. (PTI/Photo for representation)
Police said the statue, which was installed to mark the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran satyagraha at Charkha park, was severely damaged. (PTI/Photo for representation)
Published on Feb 14, 2022 09:21 PM IST
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SSB seeks construction of public toilet at India-Nepal border

The assistant commandant “C” Coy Gandak branch has written a letter to the block development officer (BDO) Bagaha 2 demanding the construction of a permanent toilet near barrage at Valmikinagar in Bihar’s West Champaran district.
The need for a proper toilet facility has been felt here since long as a large number of visitors from both India and Nepal pass through the way on a daily basis. (Representational Image/PTI File Photo)
The need for a proper toilet facility has been felt here since long as a large number of visitors from both India and Nepal pass through the way on a daily basis. (Representational Image/PTI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2022 04:01 PM IST
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PMC scam: Mumbai police gets transit remand ex-director nabbed in Bihar

The Mumbai police Friday took the transit remand of former director of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank Daljit Singh Bal, who was arrested in connection with multi-crore bank scam late Wednesday evening at Raxaul in Bihar’s East Chamaparan district, which borders Nepal, police said.
Former director of PMC Bank Daljit Singh Bal (HT Photo)
Former director of PMC Bank Daljit Singh Bal (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 04, 2022 09:56 PM IST
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By, Bettiah

Scam accused ex-banker held in Indo-Nepal border town in Bihar

Bal has been on run since September 30, 2019, when Mumbai’s economic offences wing (EOW) registered a case in connection with the fraud at the cooperative bank against Bal and 10 of its former directors, who were accused of illegally extending huge loans to realty firm Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) and its group companies.
Daljit Singh Bal was arrested at Raxaul in Bihar. (HT)
Daljit Singh Bal was arrested at Raxaul in Bihar. (HT)
Published on Feb 03, 2022 10:10 PM IST
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By, Bettiah

Eight teachers face suspension after Bihar board exam ‘spectacle’

The district administration in Bihar’s East Champaran on Wednesday recommended suspension of eight teachers, including the centre superintendent of Motihari-based Maharaja Harendra Kishore college, after gross mismanagement surfaced there on the very first day of the state board exams on Tuesday, when examinees were forced to write their Hindi papers allegedly under the head light of vehicles, officials said.
Students write their Hindi papers under headlights of vehicles. (HT Photo)
Students write their Hindi papers under headlights of vehicles. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 09:46 PM IST
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By, Bettiah

No power in Bihar college. Students write class 12 board exam in car headlights

Officials used car headlights to illuminate parts of corridors where scores of students in Motihari town appearing for the Bihar state board’s intermediate (class 12) examination were seated. The board examinations started on 1 February.
East Champaran district education officer Sanjay Kumar said the centre superintendent has been divested of his charge and suspension of seven teachers recommended. (Photo : Prashant Kumar)
East Champaran district education officer Sanjay Kumar said the centre superintendent has been divested of his charge and suspension of seven teachers recommended. (Photo : Prashant Kumar)
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 10:42 PM IST
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Bihar minister’s son among 7 booked after Bettiah clash

Seven people, including Bihar tourism minister’s son Niraj Kumar and brother Harendra Prasad, have been booked in connection with the violence in which a 28-year-old man sustained injuries when two groups clashed at Hardiya Koritala village at the outskirts of Bettiah in West Champaran district on Sunday, police said on Monday.
Bihar tourism minister Narayan Prasad. (HT Photo)
Bihar tourism minister Narayan Prasad. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 24, 2022 09:48 PM IST
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By, Bettiah
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