Anand S T Das

Muzaffarpur shelter home rape: Arrest orders issued against ex-Bihar minister Manju Verma's husband

The case pertains to the recovery of 50 live cartridges from the Vermas' house at Cheria Bariyarpur in Begusarai district by the CBI during a raid on August 17.

21 Sep 2018

Two-year-old girl dies on way to hospital in Bihar as Bharat Bandh disrupts normal life in state

The girl, who was in a serious condition due to a high viral fever, was being taken to Jehanabad Sadar Hospital from her home in Belaganj in Gaya district, said sources.

10 Sep 2018

Bihar shelter home scandal: Social welfare minister Manju Verma resigns minutes after meeting CM Nitish Kumar

Verma had been under constant attack from the Opposition parties ever since the sexual exploitation of minor girls at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur came to light.

09 Aug 2018

Bihar scandal main accused Brajesh Thakur says he was framed because he was set to join Congress to contest poll

Thakur admitted speaking to Chandeshwar Verma, husband of social welfare minister Manju Verma, he claimed that he was not at all close to him and that many “false allegations” have been made.

08 Aug 2018

Bihar shelter home scandal: Social welfare minister Manju Verma resigns, says her husband is innocent

A two-term MLA from the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U), Verma rushed back to her residence immediately after resigning and told journalists that her husband is innocent.

08 Aug 2018

Fresh trouble for BJP as its Bihar ally JD(U) backs LJP demands on restoring SC-ST law provisions, sacking NGT chief

With LJP's demands finding support among Dalit groups and they panning a nationwide protest on these issues planned on August 9, JD(U) is afraid of losing the support of Bihar's Dalits.

29 Jul 2018

Found plucking mangoes, 10-year-old ​Bihar boy shot dead

The incident, which took place at Shergarh village under Gogri police station on Thursday, sparked outrage and protests in the area.

22 Jun 2018

In a snub to BJP, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, JD(U) leaders stay off Yoga Day event organised by government departments

Relations between the two parties, who realigned in July last year after a three-year break, are going through a crisis in recent months.

21 Jun 2018

Bihar board’s model question paper has 79 typing errors

A model question paper for matriculation examinees released by Bihar State Education Board left both students and teachers shocked as it was riddled with typos – 79 errors in 10 pages.

17 Nov 2017

GST is rubbish, and Arun Jaitley must go: Yashwant Sinha

Veteran BJP leader Yashwant Sinha charged the current regime with resorting to lies on the note ban and the new tax regime.

10 Nov 2017

Nitish takes the moral high ground, hints at taking BJP help to form Bihar government

As Tejashwi Yadav, Nitish’s deputy, refused to step down after corruption allegations against him, the Bihar Chief Minister went ahead and put down his papers.

27 Jul 2017

Lalu family awaits a last hurrah

If the Yadavs are sent to judicial custody, it could place their political future in jeopardy.

09 Jul 2017

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) also extends support to NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind

The move came after JD(U) national president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held marathon meetings with senior party leaders and legislators.

21 Jun 2017

Gone for a song: Bihar stares at another topper scam

Controversies surrounding the low pass percentage of 35 in this year’s Class XII examinations in Bihar turned the focus on the arts stream topper on Thursday, pointing at a likelihood of a scam like l

02 Jun 2017

Will review scenario after Dec 30, says ‘ally’ Nitish

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Monday asserted that cashless transactions will not succeed as India is still not ready for it.

20 Dec 2016