Anand ST Das

Bihar shelter home rape case: Former minister Manju Verma's anticipatory bail plea dismissed

Manju Verma's husband was also accused of having links with Brajesh Thakur, the alleged mastermind behind the scandal.

15 Nov 2018

HAM's Jitan Ram Manjhi poses fresh worries in Bihar's RJD-led grand alliance, seeks half the LS seats

RJD and Congress leaders took Manjhi's demand for 20 seats lightly.

17 Sep 2018

BJP upbeat in Bihar about Lok Sabha polls, says NDA will win all 40 seats in state

Claiming that 65 per cent of Bihar’s voters are already with NDA, deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi said the LS poll battle in the state will be a '65-35 battle' between NDA and the grand alliance.

13 Sep 2018

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar gives earful to police brass on soaring crime, asks them to act tough on trouble-makers

Expressing concern over recent attacks on police teams by antisocial elements during raids, the CM asked the police force to act tough on such people and conduct raids after thorough preparations.

12 Sep 2018

Rising crime graph in Bihar takes sheen off Nitish Kumar’s halo

When Nitish first came to power in 2005 after dislodging the 15-year-old RJD regime, his first priority was to tackle the rampant lawlessness prevailing in Bihar.

09 Sep 2018

Defamation case filed against Rahul Gandhi in Bihar court for his statements abroad

Sudhir Kumar Ojha, who filed the criminal complaint, contended that Gandhi had justified terrorism by suggesting that increasing unemployment in India was behind the growth in terrorism.

25 Aug 2018

Assault on Bihar university professor prompts Tejashwi Yadav to slam CM Nitish Kumar over RSS expanding in state

Yadav has earlier blamed the communal clashes across Bihar in March on RSS and accused Nitish Kumar of giving the organisation a free hand to expand across Bihar.

18 Aug 2018

Bihar Shelter home case: Manju Verma claims husband innocent, Opposition says resignation delayed

Bihar Congress chief Kaukab Quadri said the resignation should have come earlier and “was necessary for a fair probe”.

09 Aug 2018

Bihar government will take over all shelter homes from NGOs: Nitish Kumar

Nitish said since there is a statutory provision that the state must provide protection to needy people at shelter homes, the government will invest funds to build such facilities and run them.

07 Aug 2018

Bihar shelter home rape case: BJP leader CP Thakur seeks minister Manju Verma's resignation, but JD(U) disagrees

Senior BJP leader CP Thakur said JD(U) minister Manju Verma should resign from the cabinet owning moral responsibility for the alleged sexual abuse of minor girls.

05 Aug 2018

Normal life hit in Bihar due to opposition parties' bandh in protest against shelter home sex scandal

CPI(ML) and RJD workers staged a demonstration outside the house of the arrested mastermind of the sexual abuse case, Brajesh Thakur, in Muzaffarpur.

02 Aug 2018

Under pressure from Opposition, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar recommends CBI probe into Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal

The development took place a day after a nine-member team of Opposition leaders led by RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav visited the shelter home and accused the government of shielding the accused.

26 Jul 2018

Bihar DGP discounts need for CBI probe into Muzaffarpur shelter home case

'Police acted swiftly after the allegations surfaced, and ten of the 11 accused have already been arrested,' said DGP KS Dwivedi.

24 Jul 2018

Politics heats up over Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes, RJD wants CBI inquiry

Alleging that several top government officials were involved in the Muzaffarpur incidents, MLAs of the main Opposition party RJD demanded a CBI probe into the scandal.

24 Jul 2018

Probe into sexual assault on girls at Bihar shelter home now delves into allegation that an inmate was murdered

One of the 46 minor girls who were shifted out of the shelter home after the prolonged sexual assault on them came to light in May has told police that one of the inmates was killed.

21 Jul 2018