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Brajesh Thakur, 11 others given life terms in shelter home case

Thakur was also slapped with a fine of Rs 32 lakh, after the court said the case made him out to be the “kingpin” of a meticulously planned controversy.
Brajesh Thakur(AFP file photo)
Brajesh Thakur(AFP file photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 12:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Muzaffarpur shelter home convict Brajesh Thakur sentenced to life imprisonment

Thakur has been convicted of several offences including aggravated penetrative sexual assault under section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case Brajesh Thakur is taken to a special POCSO court, in Muzaffarpur.(PTI file photo)
Main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case Brajesh Thakur is taken to a special POCSO court, in Muzaffarpur.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 05:05 PM IST
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Violence in Bihar’s Patna, Kaimur and Muzaffarpur during Saraswati idol immersion

More than 12 people, including four policemen, were injured in brick batting and four vehicles were set on fire in the state capital Patna, according to officials.
A charred vehicles after clashes between two groups during an immersion procession of goddess Saraswati at Ashok Raj Path, in Patna, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
A charred vehicles after clashes between two groups during an immersion procession of goddess Saraswati at Ashok Raj Path, in Patna, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 10:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar

NGO owner Brajesh Thakur, 18 others convicted in Bihar shelter home case

More than 42 minors were allegedly sexually assaulted over a period of time in the shelter home which was run by Thakur’s state-funded NGO.
CBI officials at the Muzaffarpur shelter home, where inmates were allegedly raped.(PTI file photo)
CBI officials at the Muzaffarpur shelter home, where inmates were allegedly raped.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 05:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka

Centre set to train doctors involved in AES treatment

The state health department has sought details of doctors from Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Motihari, Sheohar and Vaishali to undergo the training at top hospitals in Delhi, they added.
The AES killed over 150 children in Bihar last year.(PTI file photo)
The AES killed over 150 children in Bihar last year.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 03:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur | By KJ Saquib

Muzaffarpur woman set ablaze: Week on, second accused surrenders

The accused Mukesh Kumar had assisted Raja Rai in the crime. The CJM sent Kumar to judicial custody into Khudiram Bose Memorial Central Jail.
The girl was set ablaze in Ahiyapur area of Muzaffarpur town in Bihar and is battling for life in Apollo Burns hospital in Patna after sustaining 90% burn injuries.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The girl was set ablaze in Ahiyapur area of Muzaffarpur town in Bihar and is battling for life in Apollo Burns hospital in Patna after sustaining 90% burn injuries.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur | By KJ Saquib, Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur student, burnt for resisting rape attempt, still critical; shifted to Patna hospital

The college student was admitted to Muzaffarpur’s SKMCH in critical condition on Monday night. She had received 95% burn injuries when her neighbour allegedly set her on fire after she resisted the rape attempt.
The girl had received 95% burn injuries when her neighbour allegedly set her on fire after she resisted the rape attempt.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The girl had received 95% burn injuries when her neighbour allegedly set her on fire after she resisted the rape attempt.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 11, 2019 07:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur | By KJ Saquib, Muzaffarpur

20-year-old college student set on fire by stalker in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur

According to police, the incident occurred late on Saturday night when the undergraduate student was alone in her house while her mother was on night duty at a primary health centre.
The man set the girl on fire after sprinkling kerosene on her.(Representational picture/Getty Images)
The man set the girl on fire after sprinkling kerosene on her.(Representational picture/Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 09, 2019 12:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar

Women were there, but not in cockpit, says first naval pilot Shivangi

After earning her wings two days before the Navy Day on Wednesday, Shivangi said she was happy with her achievement.
Sub-lieutenant Shivangi, who was born in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, will be flying the Dornier surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy. (ANI photo)
Sub-lieutenant Shivangi, who was born in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, will be flying the Dornier surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy. (ANI photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 09:12 PM IST
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Bandra man sets wife on fire in front of 3-yr-old son, arrested

The couple got into an argument and in a fit of rage, the accused picked up a can of kerosene and poured it on his wife.
A 32-year-old man from Bandra was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing his wife by setting her on fire in front of their three-year-old son.(Representative Image)
A 32-year-old man from Bandra was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing his wife by setting her on fire in front of their three-year-old son.(Representative Image)
Updated on Nov 28, 2019 03:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Suraj Ojha, Mumbai

Delhi court likely to pronounce verdict today on Muzaffarpur shelter home case

The shelter home was run by Brajesh Thakur’s state-funded NGO.
The issue had come to light in February 2018 following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), which had conducted a social audit.(HT file photo)
The issue had come to light in February 2018 following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), which had conducted a social audit.(HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 14, 2019 01:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: ED attached 12 properties of Brajesh Thakur

The 12 attached properties include a hotel owned by prime accused Brajesh Thakur and his family. The central agency also pasted notices on the seized properties.
The ED has attached immovable properties in connection with Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.(HT Photo)
The ED has attached immovable properties in connection with Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 12:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar, Patna

Two Bihar doctors, punished for operating patient’s gall bladder instead of leg, cry foul

Sushila Devi, spouse of Shiv Narayan Prasad of Bahbal Bazar village in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district was to be operated for burn injury in her leg at the SKMCH on September 10, 2011, but the doctors ended up removing her gall bladder.
One of the two doctors penalised for medical negligence has since superannuated and the other is serving in the Bihar health services(HT PHOTO/Representative/File)
One of the two doctors penalised for medical negligence has since superannuated and the other is serving in the Bihar health services(HT PHOTO/Representative/File)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 08:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar

Mob attacks Bihar cops after bodies of two missing boys found

The police fired in the air after they were attacked in Madhuban Desi village under Aurai police station area, Senior Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar said.
Three policemen were injured in the attack and they were admitted to Aurai primary health centre, sources said.(File photo)
Three policemen were injured in the attack and they were admitted to Aurai primary health centre, sources said.(File photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 04:18 PM IST
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Muzaffarpur (Bihar) | By Press Trust of India

16 IAS officers, including 5 DMs, shifted

Asangba Chuba Ao goes as new commissioner of Magadh division. Narmdeshwar Lal, Tirhut commissioner, has been asked to join Industry department as secretary. Lokesh Kumar Singh, secretary, Industry department, has been posted as secretary, health department.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Main Secretariat in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Main Secretariat in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 09:47 AM IST
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Paramour’s husband kills Muzaffarpur man in Ludhiana

Was enraged as his wife was not ready to end her extra-marital affair with the victim
Body was recovered on August 6 from the fields in Khwajke village(Getty Images)
Body was recovered on August 6 from the fields in Khwajke village(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 10:15 PM IST
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A cry for help from this Bihar’s city on the brink

Floods are an almost annual phenomenon in Muzaffarpur, which lies in the way of five Himalayan rivers that come down from Nepal.
People cross a flooded street following incessant monsoon rainfall, at Aurai Block, of Muzaffarpur district in Bihar.(Lokesh Bihari / Hindustan Times)
People cross a flooded street following incessant monsoon rainfall, at Aurai Block, of Muzaffarpur district in Bihar.(Lokesh Bihari / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 07:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur | By B Vijay Murty

Three drown in river trying to shoot video on TikTok in Muzaffarpur

According to a police official, three youths jumped into the river holding mobiles in their hands to shoot video while another managed to swim to safety
The logo of TikTok app seen on a mobile phone screen(Reuters File)
The logo of TikTok app seen on a mobile phone screen(Reuters File)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 07:30 AM IST
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10 feared killed as bus catches fire in Bihar’s Purnia

According to eyewitnesses, the bus’ diesel tanker caught fire after hitting the divider. The bus with sleeper facility had 50 passengers on board.
The incident took place near Purnia bus stand when the bus was moving out for its onward journey to Siliguri. The bus was coming from Muzaffarpur.(PTI representative photo)
The incident took place near Purnia bus stand when the bus was moving out for its onward journey to Siliguri. The bus was coming from Muzaffarpur.(PTI representative photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 12:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Purnia | By Aditya Nath Jha

Class IX boy shot at coaching centre, 13-yr-old stabbed to death

In the first incident in the busy Bibiganj locality under Danapur police station limits, the victim, resident of nearby Nasriganj locality, died on the spot.
A 9 mm pistol has been recovered from the school bag of the accused, whose identify has been withheld as he is also a minor. He was handed over to the police, which reached the spot and sent the victim’s body for autopsy.(HT FILE)
A 9 mm pistol has been recovered from the school bag of the accused, whose identify has been withheld as he is also a minor. He was handed over to the police, which reached the spot and sent the victim’s body for autopsy.(HT FILE)
Published on Aug 02, 2019 05:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By B Vijay Murty

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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Doctors, MPs, water, sunlight: What all do we look at, asks Supreme Court

The Supreme Court asked the petitioners to approach the Patna High Court to hear a plea on the outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) across 24 of the total 38 districts of Bihar.
Bihar hospital overcrowded with children suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome on June 21, 2019.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Bihar hospital overcrowded with children suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome on June 21, 2019.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 12:15 PM IST
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Stranded, on NH 57: Araria district residents set up tents on highway

In all, over 65,317 families of 391 villages have been affected by floods in Araria alone, according to the state’s disaster management department.
The one kilometre between Godhi Chowk and Toll Plaza is filled with young children like Aabid, and other families brought together in the devastation caused by the floods.(HT Photo)
The one kilometre between Godhi Chowk and Toll Plaza is filled with young children like Aabid, and other families brought together in the devastation caused by the floods.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 07:31 AM IST
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ARARIA | By Aditya Nath Jha

A school that saved lives in flood-ravaged Muzaffarpur

Though water has started receding, there is still knee deep water and people are unable to return to their homes. The district authorities have set up a community kitchen at the primary school serving them meals at least twice a day.
People from some villages in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, took shelter in the local Nawda Primary School as water level in the Bagmati river rose.(HT Photo)
People from some villages in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, took shelter in the local Nawda Primary School as water level in the Bagmati river rose.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 18, 2019 04:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur | By HT Correspondent, Muzaffarpur

Five killed as flood situation worsens in Bihar

Over 1.3 million people across 44 blocks in eight districts have been badly hit by the flood, said officials.
People travel towards a safer place as floodwaters inundate several areas in Forbesganj area of Araria district on Sunday.(ANI File Photo)
People travel towards a safer place as floodwaters inundate several areas in Forbesganj area of Araria district on Sunday.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 07:40 AM IST
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Cofferdam on Bagmati caves in, villages flooded

Incessant rainfall for the last three days has increased the threats of floods. District authorities have alerted people in the flood hit blocks and those living in the vicinity of the Bagmati river to move to safer places.
The second cave-in of the cofferdam on Bagmati vividly has also exposed the administrative apathy in tackling floods, which are common in the region.(HT Photo)
The second cave-in of the cofferdam on Bagmati vividly has also exposed the administrative apathy in tackling floods, which are common in the region.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 10, 2019 01:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur | By K J Saquib

Rahul Gandhi to visit Patna on July 6, may go to Muzaffarpur

Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) chief Madan Mohan Jha said that he got confirmation of Gandhi’s visit from the party headquarters.
Rahul Gandhi will be in Bihar’s capital Patna on Saturday in his first visit to the state after formally resigning as the Congress party president and the Lok Sabha elections.(AP Photo)
Rahul Gandhi will be in Bihar’s capital Patna on Saturday in his first visit to the state after formally resigning as the Congress party president and the Lok Sabha elections.(AP Photo)
Published on Jul 04, 2019 12:48 PM IST
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Patna | By Subhash Pathak

Protests erupt in Muzaffarpur after murder attempt of businessman

Two unknown armed assailants, equipped with firearms, shot Raja when he was returning home after shutting down his shop. Raja is a resident of Dubarbanna village. The victim was shot twice and was rushed to a private nursing home, where he is currently undergoing treatment and was in a critical condition.
PThe business community of Muzaffarpur came out strongly in protest against the attempted murder. (Photo by A P Dube/Hindustan Times)
PThe business community of Muzaffarpur came out strongly in protest against the attempted murder. (Photo by A P Dube/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 08:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur | By K J Saquib

The resilience of the children of Bihar

How do Bihar’s children do so much better than other states, given the odds against them? There is very little research on the positive aspect of low child deaths in the state
The epidemic of child deaths in Muzaffarpur in Bihar has made been making headlines for the past two weeks(AFP)
The epidemic of child deaths in Muzaffarpur in Bihar has made been making headlines for the past two weeks(AFP)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 07:56 PM IST
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By Dileep Mavalankar and Tapasvi Puwar

Bihar plans 5-block survey to curb AES, toll goes up to 154

Fresh cases of AES were also reported from Madhepura, Munger and Saran districts, increasing the number of affected districts in the state to 23, said principal secretary, health, Sanjay Kumar.
A rural medical practitioner at a village in Vaishali district, Bihar, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
A rural medical practitioner at a village in Vaishali district, Bihar, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 27, 2019 03:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar, Patna
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