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The Darbhanga airport.(HT File)

Nitish Kumar writes to Hardeep Puri over flight cancellations at Darbhanga airport

By Bishnu K Jha | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 09:34 AM IST
The airport became operational under the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme on November 8
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Image for representation.
Image for representation.

Jewellery worth lakhs go missing from check-in bag of Bengaluru-bound couple, FIR lodged

By Bishnu K Jha | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 11:17 PM IST
The CCTV footage at Darbhanga airport didn’t provide many clues as surveillance camera could not cover the area beyond the luggage dropping point.
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Representational photo.
Representational photo.

Bihar: Couple elopes in Darbhanga, woman’s family assaults, tonsures man’s mother

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 04:23 PM IST
In a viral video, a mob can be seen dragging the woman from her house and shaving her head
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West Champaran: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering during an election rally, in West Champaran, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.(PTI)
West Champaran: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering during an election rally, in West Champaran, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.(PTI)

Nitishji will talk about Tejashwi’s family, PM Modi will talk about my family: Rahul Gandhi in Darbhanga

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 05:01 PM IST
We will not talk about anyone’s family as Mahagathbandhan comes to power, Rahul Gandhi says at Darbhanga rally.
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‘Our motto is to fulfil all promises made in manifesto’: PM Modi at election rally in Bihar’s Darbhanga

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 12:04 PM IST
Chief minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar was also present on the occasion. He welcomed the PM to the state and said that he was grateful for the steps taken by him to curb the spread of Covid-19 and for the trains run to and from Bihar for the states’ migrant workers.
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses an election meeting ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls in Bhagalpur district.(ANI PHOTO.)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses an election meeting ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls in Bhagalpur district.(ANI PHOTO.)

Before PM’s visit, Tejashwi asks key questions on Bihar’s development, migration woes

By Anirban Guha Roy | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 12:01 AM IST
The opposition leader wondered whether the PM would talk on the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex abuse case and also sought to know why the construction of a super specialty hospital at Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur was not fulfilled and appointment of doctors not made.
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Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri along with other officials during review work of a newly constructed domestic airport, in Deoghar district Saturday.(PTI)
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri along with other officials during review work of a newly constructed domestic airport, in Deoghar district Saturday.(PTI)

Flight operation from Darbhanga under regional connectivity scheme to begin in November

By Bishnu K Jha and Ruchir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga/Patna
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 01:37 PM IST
Spicejet will operate flights from Darbhanga to Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai under RCS.
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Mr Alam gets his balloons from Sadar Bazaar. He says he lives by himself in this city.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Mr Alam gets his balloons from Sadar Bazaar. He says he lives by himself in this city.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: The balloon hawker’s smiley

By Mayank Austen Soofi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Munaf Alam, with his black mask slumped under his chin, is the only island of stillness in this ocean of chaos and confusion.
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An aerial view of the flood-affected Darbhanga district of Bihar on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)
An aerial view of the flood-affected Darbhanga district of Bihar on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)

Bihar floods: 33 NDRF, SDRF teams deployed in 16 districts, toll rises to 19

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Patna
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 02:48 PM IST
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of the state on Wednesday. Kumar also visited a flood relief camp and a community kitchen for flood victims in Darbhanga, one of the districts worst affected by floods.
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Houses are seen submerged in flood waters following heavy rain, in Gopalganj district of Bihar on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Houses are seen submerged in flood waters following heavy rain, in Gopalganj district of Bihar on Monday.(PTI Photo)

A million more affected by floods in Bihar, heavy rain forecast in northern districts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:27 AM IST
Seven rivers (small and tributaries) are already flowing above the danger mark at 24 spots in 15 districts Bihar. The embankments are under pressure in these areas.
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Floodwaters have entered homes in Bishunpur village of Darbhanga district, forcing people to wade through waist-deep water, even as they try and salvage their valuables.(HT Photo)
Floodwaters have entered homes in Bishunpur village of Darbhanga district, forcing people to wade through waist-deep water, even as they try and salvage their valuables.(HT Photo)

Nearly 15 lakh affected in 11 flood-hit districts of Bihar

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 08:47 PM IST
According to the department, Darbhanga is the worst-affected district, as 5.36 lakh people there have either been displaced or are trapped inside their homes.
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The lawmaker is survived by two sons, a daughter and wife.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The lawmaker is survived by two sons, a daughter and wife.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Bihar BJP MLC Sunil Kumar Singh dies of Covid-19

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2020 06:48 AM IST
Sunil Kumar Singh, who was BJP MLC from local self area constituency from Darbhanga, was undergoing treatment at the hospital since July 13 after he tested positive for Covid-19, the nodal officer said.
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East Central Railway (ECR) had tweeted that train number 09259 Bandra-Madhubani Shramik Special will arrive at Madhubani at 11.55pm on May 23.(PTI)
East Central Railway (ECR) had tweeted that train number 09259 Bandra-Madhubani Shramik Special will arrive at Madhubani at 11.55pm on May 23.(PTI)

No food and water, migrants aboard train to Bihar fume as it reaches Odisha

By Bishnu K Jha | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Officials at Darbhanga station confirmed that a train from Mumbai was expected to reach Darbhanga via Jhajha by midnight.
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Harivansh Choudhary, the man who walked home from Mumbai to Darbhanga in Bihar. (HT Photo)
Harivansh Choudhary, the man who walked home from Mumbai to Darbhanga in Bihar. (HT Photo)

Man sets off on foot from Mumbai for Bihar amid lockdown. Gets home in 27 days

By Bishnu K Jha | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 11:38 PM IST
A native of Darbhanga district in Bihar, the 32-year-old was employed at a steel factory in Mumbai’s Bhayandar, when his employers suddenly asked him to proceed on leave.
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All India Institute of Medical Sciences.(HT file)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences.(HT file)

Let us develop AIIMS building in Darbhanga: CPWD DG writes to Health Ministry

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2020 01:03 PM IST
The CPWD, which operates under the Union housing and urban affairs ministry, carries out several development projects of the Centre and a number of state governments. Read on to know more...
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When the train approached Gumti and after the engine passed the level crossing, a woman with a child jumped before the running train. (Image used for representational purpose only).(GETTY IMAGES.)
When the train approached Gumti and after the engine passed the level crossing, a woman with a child jumped before the running train. (Image used for representational purpose only).(GETTY IMAGES.)

Bihar woman jumps before speeding train with baby; she dies, child survives

By Bishnu K Jha | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 03:39 PM IST
She was carrying her six-month-old daughter. However, the baby had a miraculous escape.
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Pooja Sindhu’s class at a roadside school for the underprivileged near Butterfly Park(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Pooja Sindhu’s class at a roadside school for the underprivileged near Butterfly Park(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Makeshift schools in Gurugram firing up young dreams

By Sadia Akhtar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2019 05:25 AM IST
Over the years, however, organisations, as well as individuals, have pitched in with support—classes that used to take place under a transmission tower are now taking place in sheds.
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During investigation the police checked CCTV footage of the hotel in Delhi’s Aerocity. “Bank and call detail records were also analysed.(HT image)
During investigation the police checked CCTV footage of the hotel in Delhi’s Aerocity. “Bank and call detail records were also analysed.(HT image)

Fake visas: Man held for cheating 50 people

By HT Correspondent | Hindustasn Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 08:04 AM IST
Deputy commissioner of police (IGIA) Sanjay Bhatia said the passenger’s questioning revealed that one Ranjeet Kumar Mukherjee from Darbhanga in Bihar had introduced him to two agents Behera and a man named Raj Sharma who could help him go abroad on work visa.
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People struggle to move on a street flooded with water in Bihar. (HT Photo)
People struggle to move on a street flooded with water in Bihar. (HT Photo)

130 dead in Bihar floods, 88 lakh people affected

By Press Trust of India | Patna
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 10:18 AM IST
In Bihar 88.46 lakh people have been affected in 13 districts in inundation caused earlier this month due to the torrential rainfall in the catchment areas of Nepal, state disaster management department said.
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The incident took place on July 23, but the youth’s body was recovered three days after the incident by NDRF drivers.(Bloomberg file photo for representation)
The incident took place on July 23, but the youth’s body was recovered three days after the incident by NDRF drivers.(Bloomberg file photo for representation)

Bihar youth performs dangerous stunts near flooded river for TikTok video, drowns

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 08:03 PM IST
According to police, the group was performing dangerous stunts and filming it on their mobile phones for TikTok, a mobile app for creating and sharing short videos, when one of them lost his balance and was swept away.
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(AFP)
(AFP)

Bihar floods: DM Darbhanga orders all schools to remain closed

By Asian News International | Darbhanga
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2019 08:42 AM IST
While residents of the Kakarghatti village had to set up temporary residences on NH-57 while many people across the district have been forced to leave their homes.
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People wade along a flooded street in Sitamarhi, Bihar, July 17, 2019.(AFP)
People wade along a flooded street in Sitamarhi, Bihar, July 17, 2019.(AFP)

Bihar floods: Death toll goes up to 102, embankments give way

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2019 01:40 PM IST
The Bagmati and Burhi Gandak rivers continued to flow above the danger levels at many places in Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Muzaffapur and Samastipur.
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a flood relief camp at Sitamarhi on Sunday, July 21, 2019.(ANI)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a flood relief camp at Sitamarhi on Sunday, July 21, 2019.(ANI)

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visits flood-hit areas as death toll reaches 100

By Anirban Guha Roy | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 02:54 PM IST
The chief minister, who inspected relief camps at Runi Saidpur in Siatmarhi and at Mirzapur in Darbhanga, took stock of the flood situation in the state and reviewed the ongoing relief and rehabilitation work
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held an aerial survey of flood situation in Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held an aerial survey of flood situation in Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Bihar floods: 5 die in Araria, CM Nitish Kumar holds aerial survey

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna, Patna
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 07:41 AM IST
Over 13 lakh population of 44 blocks of eight districts of Bihar hit by floods caused by rivers originating from Nepal
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Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital(HT File Photo)
Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital(HT File Photo)

Staff, medicines, faculty- Darbhanga’s largest hospital falls short on all fronts

By Bishnu K Jha | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 02:38 PM IST
On paper, DMCH is the largest government hospital in north Bihar, with over 1,030 beds. But lack of facilities for patients has meant that their health care experiences are more often than not unpleasant.
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Darbhanga is facing an acute water shortage which is likely to worsen in the coming months.(HT Photo)
Darbhanga is facing an acute water shortage which is likely to worsen in the coming months.(HT Photo)

Once ‘city of ponds’, Dharbhanga now grappling with acute water shortage

By Bishnu K Jha | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2019 03:00 PM IST
The groundwater table in Darbhanga has plummeted, and at several places in the district, residents have been using submersible pumps. A large number of hand pumps have failed to draw up any water because of the severe depletion of the groundwater level.
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Talking to Arun Kumar, Jha exudes optimism about GA’S prospects in Bihar and says that the BJP’S hateful overdrive was a manifestation of admission that it had lost the plot.(HT Photo)
Talking to Arun Kumar, Jha exudes optimism about GA’S prospects in Bihar and says that the BJP’S hateful overdrive was a manifestation of admission that it had lost the plot.(HT Photo)

‘GA coming together due to shared perspectives, not intimidation’

UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 03:13 PM IST
“We are very certain that those who flout people’s mandate with impunity will be resoundingly defeated,” says Manoj Jha.
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BJP candidate Giriraj Singh is among the NDA leaders whose fate will be decided in the fourth phase of voting in Lok Sabha Elections 2019.(ANI / Twitter)
BJP candidate Giriraj Singh is among the NDA leaders whose fate will be decided in the fourth phase of voting in Lok Sabha Elections 2019.(ANI / Twitter)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In Bihar, fourth phase voting crucial for BJP

By Vijay Swaroop | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 08:31 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In Bihar, the fourth phase of polling is of high electoral importance to the BJP, which is contesting the three seats of Darbhanga, Ujiyarpur and Begusarai. BJP allies JD(U) and LJP are contesting from the seats of Munger and Samastipur respectively.
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Gopaljee Thakur is the BJP candidate in the Darbhanga Lok Sabha seat.(HT Photo)
Gopaljee Thakur is the BJP candidate in the Darbhanga Lok Sabha seat.(HT Photo)

Divided over development claims, it’s BJP-JD(U) vs RJD in Darbhanga Lok Sabha seat

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2019 03:43 PM IST
In Darbhanga Lok Sabha seat, the main contest is between the BJP candidate Gopaljee Thakur and Abdul Bari Siddiqui, the RJD candidate who is contesting parliamentary poll for the first time from here.
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Fatmi, a four time MP, developed cold relations with the RJD top brass including opposition leader Tejaswi Prasad Yadav recently, after he was denied a ticket from the Madhubani parliamentary constituency.(HT PHOTO)
Fatmi, a four time MP, developed cold relations with the RJD top brass including opposition leader Tejaswi Prasad Yadav recently, after he was denied a ticket from the Madhubani parliamentary constituency.(HT PHOTO)

Veteran RJD leader quits party, may contest as an independent

PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 10:47 PM IST
Fatmi resigned from the RJD after almost 30 years of association with the party. Earlier, he had joined hands with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in 1989 and made his way to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1991 from the Darbhanga parliamentary seat.
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