Anand ST Das

Patna diary

31 Mar 2019

Congress demoralizing jawans by asking for air strike proof: PM Modi at Patna rally

The Prime Minister during NDA's rally in Patna on Sunday said that when India should have spoken in one voice, 21 opposition parties gathered in Delhi to adopt a resolution condemning the Centre.

03 Mar 2019

India standing taller among Islamic nations, Saudi Arabia has raised Haj quota: PM Modi

Modi’s speech is widely seen as an effort by the BJP-led NDA to woo the state’s minority community ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

03 Mar 2019

Rahul Gandhi’s dilemma in Bihar seat-sharing: To meet or not to meet jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in Ranchi

Gandhi is set to address a Congress rally in Ranchi on Saturday to kick off the party’s campaign for the Lok Sabha polls in the state.

28 Feb 2019

Bihar shelter home rapes: Seventh missing girl recovered; cops trying to identify mastermind of staged ‘escape’

This girl was one of seven girls, including four victims and witnesses of the Muzaffarpur scandal, who had gone missing from a short-stay home run by Nazareth Society at Mokama.

28 Feb 2019

Man held for talking in WhatsApp group about bomb blast at PM Modi’s upcoming rally in Patna

Udayan Chandra Rai, aged about 45, was picked up by police from his home at Kadamkuan area in the city after someone in the WhatsApp group informed police of a message he had posted.

27 Feb 2019

In jolt to RJD-led alliance, Mayawati decides to go it alone in Bihar, to contest all 40 Lok Sabha seats

BSP's Bihar in-charge Lalji Medhkar said the BSP would contest all 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state.

25 Feb 2019

Bihar shelter home rapes: Missing girl is a prime witness; probe points at collusion by officials in girls’ ‘escape’

Six of these girls were traced and brought back from a village in Darbhanga district late on Saturday evening.

25 Feb 2019

patna Diary

Actress Sunny Leone is popular among the youth in Bihar, but she became quite a craze for reasons not remotely related to movies.

23 Feb 2019

Video of Bihar jail inmates feasting merrily, talking on mobile phones surfaces; probe ordered

The video clips caused huge embarrassment to Bihar’s prison’s department and the Bhojpur district administration.

22 Feb 2019

Bihar’s scourge of celebratory firing: Woman dancer shot dead, young girl injured in separate incidents

Akriti Singh alas Madhu, 21, a professional dancer, was shot at when she was performing on an orchestra stage at a wedding ceremony at Viratpur village.

21 Feb 2019

No lifetime bungalows for former chief ministers of Bihar, rules Patna High Court; five ex-CMs to be affected

The HC had taken suo moto cognisance of the Bihar Special Security Group (Amendment) Act, 2010 that had allowed the former CMs to occupy official bungalows free of cost for lifetime.

19 Feb 2019

Bihar Assembly ratifies 10 per cent quota for EWS in general category amid protests by RJD

He clarified that the 10 per cent quota would not affect the existing 50 per cent reservation already available for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Castes.

18 Feb 2019

Pulwama Terror Attack: FIR lodged over attack on Kashmiri Muslims’ shops in Patna

Video clips of the vandalism at the shops of some Kashmiri Muslims at Lhasa Market in Patna on Friday were widely circulated on the social media.

18 Feb 2019

Bihar Opposition MLAs seek CM Nitish Kumar’s resignation over shelter home sexual abuses, disrupt Assembly proceedings

The court, which is conducting trial of the case, had forwarded to CBI an application by one of the accused seeking a probe into the role of Kumar and the two officers in the entire episode.

18 Feb 2019