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While reading out judgment through video conferencing, the judge said that accused would be sentenced to hanging till death under the Section 302 of the IPC(SHUTTERSTOCK/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Man sentenced to death for rape-murder of 3-year-old girl in Bihar

Patna, Hindustan Times | By Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:39 PM IST
While delivering the order, special judge-cum-additional district and session judge of the POCSO court termed the case “heinous”.
Bihar Election Results 2020: Voters standing in the queue to cast their votes, at a polling booth, during the 3rd phase of the Bihar Assembly Election(PTI)
Bihar Election Results 2020: Voters standing in the queue to cast their votes, at a polling booth, during the 3rd phase of the Bihar Assembly Election(PTI)

Bihar Election 2020: Result updates for Kusheshwar Asthan, Hayaghat, Kalyanpur, Warisnagar, Samastipur, Rosera

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:56 PM IST
Bihar Assembly Election 2020 results: Get round-wise updates on vote counting, latest trends, trailing, leading candidates for Kusheshwar Asthan, Hayaghat, Kalyanpur, Warisnagar, Samastipur and Rosera seats under Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency.
For the BJP, the second phase is equally crucial in its quest to emerge as the single biggest party in the assembly. The party contested 29 seats in first phase and will contest 35 more in the third phase on November 7.(File Photo)
For the BJP, the second phase is equally crucial in its quest to emerge as the single biggest party in the assembly. The party contested 29 seats in first phase and will contest 35 more in the third phase on November 7.(File Photo)

In Bihar, PM Modi warns against ‘jungle raj’

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 08:10 AM IST
Addressing the people of 24 assembly constituencies from Chapra and 21 assembly seats from Samastipur, PM Modi said the high turnover in the first phase of Bihar assembly polls on October 28 had proved political pundits wrong.
Earlier in the day, while addressing a rally in Chhapra, PM said that the high turnover in first phase of Bihar assembly polls had proved all political pundits wrong.(Screengrab)
Earlier in the day, while addressing a rally in Chhapra, PM said that the high turnover in first phase of Bihar assembly polls had proved all political pundits wrong.(Screengrab)

‘Made fun of schemes for poor, remember them only during polls’: PM Modi targets Oppn

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 01:54 PM IST
“My sisters of Bihar will vote for us because we have ensured supply of clean drinking water, electricity and cylinders and access to toilets to them. Doors of banks, IITs, IIMs, AIIMS are now open for them,” the PM said.
PM Modi will wind up his third phase of campaigning in Bihar with an election rally at Bagaha, which goes to polls on November 7.(ANI)
PM Modi will wind up his third phase of campaigning in Bihar with an election rally at Bagaha, which goes to polls on November 7.(ANI)

Bihar assembly election 2020: PM Modi to address 4 rallies today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 08:23 AM IST
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will join PM Modi in two of the meetings at Samastipur and Bagaha. The PM will wind up his campaigning in Bihar with election rallies at Sharsa and Forebesganj on November 3.
The PM will be holding 12 rallies in Bihar, including the seats in Samastipur, where the JD(U) wants him to campaign to limit the impact of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). Samastipur is considered the stronghold of the LJP.(PTI photo)
The PM will be holding 12 rallies in Bihar, including the seats in Samastipur, where the JD(U) wants him to campaign to limit the impact of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). Samastipur is considered the stronghold of the LJP.(PTI photo)

PM Modi to address 12 rallies in Bihar, Nitish Kumar to join him

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 06:16 PM IST
While Nitish Kumar and BJP president JP Nadda have already started rallies in Bihar, Narendra Modi’s rallies will be crucial to clear the confusion that emerged following LJP’s decision to walk out of the alliance in Bihar even while being a part of it at the Centre.
Police suspect personal enmity led to the shooting of the journalist in Gopalganj.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
Police suspect personal enmity led to the shooting of the journalist in Gopalganj.(Representative photo/Getty Images)

Journalist shot at, two contractors gunned down in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 12:59 PM IST
The journalist was shot while he was on his way to a coaching centre.
Three people died in Samastipur district of Bihar after a wall collapsed on Chhath puja devotees(HT Photo/Representative)
Three people died in Samastipur district of Bihar after a wall collapsed on Chhath puja devotees(HT Photo/Representative)

Three dead in temple wall collapse during Chhath puja in Bihar village

Hindustan Times, Samastipur | By Bishnu K Jha
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 01:56 PM IST
Devotees were offering morning ‘arghya’, when the wall of an old Kali temple, situated on the banks of a pond in Badgaon village in Hasanpur police station area, collapsed on them.
Ahmad said Purbe, contesting for the first time, was not in a position to defeat the BJP candidate, as he was largely unknown in the area.(Ht Photo)
Ahmad said Purbe, contesting for the first time, was not in a position to defeat the BJP candidate, as he was largely unknown in the area.(Ht Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Shakeel sure of win even without Congress’s backing

Hindustan Times, MADHUBANI | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 02:26 PM IST
Many in the state Congress are already talking about impending action against Ahmad for going against the party line.
A lawyer in Ara on Saturday filed a case against Rahul Gandhi and Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.
A lawyer in Ara on Saturday filed a case against Rahul Gandhi and Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.

Lok Sabha election 2019: Sedition case against Rahul Gandhi, Tejashwi Yadav

Patna/Ara | By Avinash Kumar and Prashant Ranjan
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2019 04:49 AM IST
The petitioner sought to press sedition charges against them, alleging that the Congress president made people chant “chowkidar chor hai” at a rally in Samastipur on Friday where the RJD leader was also present.
Complaint filed against Rahul Gandhi in Bihar court over ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ slogan(PTI)
Complaint filed against Rahul Gandhi in Bihar court over ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ slogan(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Complaint filed against Rahul Gandhi in Bihar court over ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ slogan

Ara (Bihar) | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 05:17 PM IST
The complainant has sought registration of case under sections 124(A) and 505(1) of IPC which pertain to sedition and causing fear and alarm among public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the state.
As many as 26 seats of 40 seats in Bihar are yet to go to the polls, in which the fate of five Congress candidates is to be decided.(HT Photo)
As many as 26 seats of 40 seats in Bihar are yet to go to the polls, in which the fate of five Congress candidates is to be decided.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul’s support for VIP nominee signals trouble for Shakeel

Hindustan Times, PATNA | By Subhash Pathak
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 02:15 PM IST
As many as 26 seats of 40 seats in Bihar are yet to go to the polls, in which the fate of five Congress candidates is to be decided.
In a show of unity within the opposition Grand Alliance, Congress president Rahul Gandhi shared stage with RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Friday at Samastipur.
In a show of unity within the opposition Grand Alliance, Congress president Rahul Gandhi shared stage with RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Friday at Samastipur.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi, Tejashwi Yadav share stage in Samastipur

Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 02:01 AM IST
In a show of solidarity within the alliance, Tejashwi showered praises on Gandhi, saying that the Congress president knows how to keep his promises and the county needs a Prime Minister like him.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at an election rally in Balasore, Odisha on Friday.(Arabinda Mohapatra/ HT Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at an election rally in Balasore, Odisha on Friday.(Arabinda Mohapatra/ HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi with new slogan over ‘false promises’

Hindustan Times, Samastipur/Balasore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi also mocked the prime minister for making military operations carried out after the terror attacks in Uri and Pulwama a part of his poll plank and said he (Modi) spoke of the strikes because he had been left with nothing else to talk about.
Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a sharp swipe at the prime minister for the renewed stress on cross-border action in his election speeches.(PTI)
Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a sharp swipe at the prime minister for the renewed stress on cross-border action in his election speeches.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: On PM Modi and teleprompter, Rahul Gandhi offers an explanation in Bihar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 11:50 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi said the PM had to read his speech because “he gets his orders from above”. He did not clarify who could be scripting his speeches.
Some residents in Samastipur, Bihar. The striking in 2014 parliamentary polls was that ‘NOTA’ polled 29,211 votes in Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency.(HT Photo)
Some residents in Samastipur, Bihar. The striking in 2014 parliamentary polls was that ‘NOTA’ polled 29,211 votes in Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: After 2014 scare, all eyes on NOTA in Samastipur seat

Hindustan Times, Samastipur | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 03:55 PM IST
With elections approaching, the voter indifference could be a cause of major concern in Samastipur Lok Sabha seat which recorded a significant number of ‘NOTA” in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections
The incident sparked off protest by the local people who blocked the Sarayranjan-Darbhanga main road and disrupted vehicular traffic(HT)
The incident sparked off protest by the local people who blocked the Sarayranjan-Darbhanga main road and disrupted vehicular traffic(HT)

Samastipur tense after bullet-riddled body found near burial ground

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar, Patna
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 03:03 PM IST
According to police, the body of Aryan Raj alias Mintu was spotted early in the morning by some passersby. Police recovered the body soon after receiving information that the youth was lying in a pool of blood. The victim reportedly had head injuries that had bled profusely.
Election Commission officials give a demonstration of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines that will be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Daryaganj, in Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Election Commission officials give a demonstration of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines that will be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Daryaganj, in Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Samastipur constituency in Bihar

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 03:08 PM IST
The voting for Bihar’s 40 Parliamentary seats will take place in seven phases beginning April 11. The last phase will be held on May 19.
RJD leader Raghuvar Rai was killed by two motorcycle-borne assailants when he was out on morning walk near his home in Kalyanpur, police said. Rai was a former Zilla Parishad member.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
RJD leader Raghuvar Rai was killed by two motorcycle-borne assailants when he was out on morning walk near his home in Kalyanpur, police said. Rai was a former Zilla Parishad member.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

RJD leader on morning walk shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants in Bihar

Patna, Hindustan Times | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 04:55 PM IST
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Raghuvar Rai was shot dead on Thursday by unidentified assailants in Bihar’s Samastipur district, police said.
In the evening, Ram Nath Kovind will attend the convocation at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna(File Photo)
In the evening, Ram Nath Kovind will attend the convocation at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna(File Photo)

President Ram Nath Kovind calls for farm modernisation at 1st convocation of Pusa agriculture university

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 08:07 AM IST
President of India, Ram Nath Kovind was delivering the convocation address at the first convocation of Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University at Pusa (Samastipur), which was created in 2016 by converting the erstwhile Rajendra Agricultural University into a central university
A carcade rehearsal ahead of the President’s visit, in Patna on Wednesday(Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)
A carcade rehearsal ahead of the President’s visit, in Patna on Wednesday(Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)

President Ram Nath Kovind in Bihar today, to attend two convocations

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar, Patna
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2018 07:34 AM IST
President of India will arrive at Patna at around 9.45 am and straightway head for Pusa in Samastipur. He will return to Patna at 1.20 pm and go to the Raj Bhawan. He will leave for the second function, the convocation of the NIT, Patna at 4 pm at Gyan Bhawan.
The incident happened near Maiya-Pokhra Ghat at Najirpur village when people were digging the soil to make earthen ovens to prepare prasad for Chhath(HT Photo)
The incident happened near Maiya-Pokhra Ghat at Najirpur village when people were digging the soil to make earthen ovens to prepare prasad for Chhath(HT Photo)

Pre-Chhath tragedy: Five die in Bihar’s Samastipur, as earth caves in

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 12:06 PM IST
Soon after the incident, the locals rushed to the accident site and pulled out some of those trapped under the soil, the officials said. A JCB machine was also pressed into service to rescue the trapped villagers.
An exterior view of Life Insurance Corporation of India's (LIC) headquarters, in Mumbai. A van carrying Rs 52 lakh of LIC was looted and the gunman escorting it was shot dead in Samastipur, Bihar, on August 30, 2018.b(Reuters File Photo)
An exterior view of Life Insurance Corporation of India's (LIC) headquarters, in Mumbai. A van carrying Rs 52 lakh of LIC was looted and the gunman escorting it was shot dead in Samastipur, Bihar, on August 30, 2018.b(Reuters File Photo)

Cash van with LIC’s Rs 52L looted, guard shot dead in Bihar’s Samastipur

Hinustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 02:48 PM IST
Investigators suspect that the criminals involved in Thursday’s loot might have been from some other district or state, as they did not try to hide their face and drove the motorcycle brandishing firearms.
Students shout slogans during a protest against the rape of children.(Reuters File Photo)
Students shout slogans during a protest against the rape of children.(Reuters File Photo)

Three-year-old girl’s body found at a field in Bihar, police suspect rape

PTI, Samastipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 08:21 PM IST
The girl’s family members had approached the police on Saturday after her mother claimed that a man, known to them, had taken the child away from her by force when she was tending to goats in the fields.
Jayant Umranikar has authored a book on police reforms and was on a committee on prison reforms in late 2000.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Jayant Umranikar has authored a book on police reforms and was on a committee on prison reforms in late 2000.(HT FILE PHOTO)

‘A system which creates so many undertrials is a flawed system’

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 04:36 PM IST
Jayant Umranikar, former director general of police (DGP), Maharashtra, speaks about overcrowded jails and a justice system that punishes the poor.
After the arrests, workers and supporters of the BJP -- which is part of the ruling alliance along with the JD(U) in Bihar -- held a protest against the police action on Thursday and termed the action “one-sided”.(HT File Photo)
After the arrests, workers and supporters of the BJP -- which is part of the ruling alliance along with the JD(U) in Bihar -- held a protest against the police action on Thursday and termed the action “one-sided”.(HT File Photo)

Bihar: 57 in custody, 2 BJP leaders among 12 detained in Rosera, 34 held in Nalanda

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 11:00 PM IST
Communal tension gripped Rosera town in Samastipur three days after communal clashes on Monday night.
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