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IndiGo to start flights connecting Darbhanga with Kolkata, Hyderabad from July 5

A statement by IndiGo airline said that the Kolkata-Darbhanga flights as well as Hyderabad-Darbhanga flights will be daily flights. This announcement has come at a time when India and its aviation sector have been badly hit due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
IndiGo to start flights connecting Darbhanga with Kolkata, Hyderabad from July 5(File Photo)
IndiGo to start flights connecting Darbhanga with Kolkata, Hyderabad from July 5(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 06:00 PM IST
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Nitish Kumar writes to Hardeep Puri over flight cancellations at Darbhanga airport

The airport became operational under the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme on November 8
The Darbhanga airport.(HT File)
The Darbhanga airport.(HT File)
Published on Dec 24, 2020 09:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Darbhanga | ByBishnu K Jha

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

The CCTV footage at Darbhanga airport didn’t provide many clues as surveillance camera could not cover the area beyond the luggage dropping point.
Image for representation.
Image for representation.
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 11:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Darbhanga | ByBishnu K Jha

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

In a viral video, a mob can be seen dragging the woman from her house and shaving her head
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Representational photo.
Published on Nov 19, 2020 04:23 PM IST
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Nitishji will talk about Tejashwi’s family, PM Modi will talk about my family: Rahul Gandhi in Darbhanga

We will not talk about anyone’s family as Mahagathbandhan comes to power, Rahul Gandhi says at Darbhanga rally.
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)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 05:01 PM IST
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‘Our motto is to fulfil all promises made in manifesto’: PM Modi at election rally in Bihar’s Darbhanga

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.
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 12:04 PM IST
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Before PM’s visit, Tejashwi asks key questions on Bihar’s development, migration woes

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.
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.)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 12:01 AM IST
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Flight operation from Darbhanga under regional connectivity scheme to begin in November

Spicejet will operate flights from Darbhanga to Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai under RCS.
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)
Published on Sep 13, 2020 01:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Darbhanga/Patna | ByBishnu K Jha and Ruchir Kumar

Delhiwale: The balloon hawker’s smiley

Munaf Alam, with his black mask slumped under his chin, is the only island of stillness in this ocean of chaos and confusion.
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)
Published on Aug 15, 2020 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMayank Austen Soofi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 02:48 PM IST
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Patna | ByAsian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 09:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

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

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.
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)
Published on Jul 26, 2020 08:47 PM IST
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Patna | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Bihar BJP MLC Sunil Kumar Singh dies of Covid-19

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.
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)
Published on Jul 22, 2020 06:48 AM IST
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Patna | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

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

Officials at Darbhanga station confirmed that a train from Mumbai was expected to reach Darbhanga via Jhajha by midnight.
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)
Published on May 23, 2020 09:36 PM IST
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Man sets off on foot from Mumbai for Bihar amid lockdown. Gets home in 27 days

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.
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)
Updated on May 26, 2020 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Darbhanga | ByBishnu K Jha

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

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...
All India Institute of Medical Sciences.(HT file)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences.(HT file)
Published on Jan 04, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

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

She was carrying her six-month-old daughter. However, the baby had a miraculous escape.
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.)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 03:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Darbhanga | ByBishnu K Jha

Makeshift schools in Gurugram firing up young dreams

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.
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)
Published on Sep 05, 2019 05:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySadia Akhtar, Gurugram

Fake visas: Man held for cheating 50 people

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 08:04 AM IST
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130 dead in Bihar floods, 88 lakh people affected

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 10:18 AM IST
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Patna | ByPress Trust of India

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 08:03 PM IST
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Bihar floods: DM Darbhanga orders all schools to remain closed

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.
(AFP)
(AFP)
Published on Jul 25, 2019 08:42 AM IST
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Darbhanga | ByAsian News International

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

The Bagmati and Burhi Gandak rivers continued to flow above the danger levels at many places in Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Muzaffapur and Samastipur.
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)
Published on Jul 23, 2019 01:40 PM IST
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visits flood-hit areas as death toll reaches 100

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
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)
Published on Jul 22, 2019 02:54 PM IST
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Bihar floods: 5 die in Araria, CM Nitish Kumar holds aerial survey

Over 13 lakh population of 44 blocks of eight districts of Bihar hit by floods caused by rivers originating from Nepal
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)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 07:41 AM IST
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Staff, medicines, faculty- Darbhanga’s largest hospital falls short on all fronts

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.
Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital(HT File Photo)
Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital(HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2019 02:38 PM IST
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Once ‘city of ponds’, Dharbhanga now grappling with acute water shortage

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.
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)
Published on May 10, 2019 03:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Darbhanga | ByBishnu K Jha

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

“We are very certain that those who flout people’s mandate with impunity will be resoundingly defeated,” says Manoj Jha.
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)
Updated on May 03, 2019 03:13 PM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In Bihar, fourth phase voting crucial for BJP

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.
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)
Updated on May 07, 2020 08:31 PM IST
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Divided over development claims, it’s BJP-JD(U) vs RJD in Darbhanga Lok Sabha seat

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.
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)
Published on Apr 22, 2019 03:43 PM IST
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