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Seven die in Patna as auto hits a crane

Seven people, including a woman and her children, died in a collision between an auto-rickshaw and a crane in Patna. Police are investigating the incident.

The auto-rickshaw after the accident. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 10:03 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: Seven killed, one injured as auto-rickshaw collides with hydra crane

The accident took place at 3.44am when the speeding auto ferrying passengers from Mithapur towards Zero Mile collided with a Hydra Crane engaged in Metro work

Representational image.
Published on Apr 16, 2024 02:34 PM IST

Krishnaiah’s murder: Convict’s wife, acquitted accused in LS bid

Anand Mohan’s wife Lovely Anand in fray from Sheohar on JD(U) ticket, RJD fields Munna Shukla from Vaishali.

Former MLA Munna Shukla was one of the accused in the 1994 IAS officer’s killing case, but was later acquitted. (HT file)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 09:24 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: BJP MLA gets extortion call; FIR registered, probe on

The police registered the case and said that some criminals are also using the names of notorious gangsters to extort money from businessmen and traders

Representational image.
Published on Apr 01, 2024 02:41 PM IST

AIMIM to back ‘Independent’ Hena Sahab in Siwan

Hena Sahab, widow of former MP and strongman late Mohammad Shahabuddin, is likely to contest the Lok Sabha election from Siwan as an Independent candidate.

Former MP late Shahabuddin. (HT FILE)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 09:36 PM IST
By, Patna

Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM will now contest 15 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar

Bihar AIMIM president Akhatarul Iman said the party has decided to field candidates on five more Lok Sabha seats in Bihar

Bihar AIMIM chief Akhatarul Iman is contesting from the Kishanganj seat (Screengrab)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 08:44 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha,

Bihar: Two minors girls allegedly gang-raped at Vaishali; one arrested

The minor girls had come to celebrate the Holi festival with relatives in the village. The incident took place on Wednesday evening when they were on their way to the market with one of the relatives, said police

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 02:18 PM IST

Ajay Kanu, who plotted 2005 Jehanabad jail break, seeks RJD ticket for wife

Ajay Kanu alias Ajay Sao told reporters in Patna that he met RJD founder Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday to pitch for a party ticket from Jehanabad

Ajay Kanu did not say if he received any assurance from Lalu Yadav when he handed over his wife’s application for the RJD ticket on Friday
Published on Mar 27, 2024 07:22 PM IST

Bihar: AC coach of Danapur-LTT special train catches fire; passengers evacuated safely

Eyewitnesses said that seeing the flames, the passengers panicked and pulled the alarm chain and jumped out after the train stopped

For representational purposes only. (AFP File Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 03:46 PM IST

Paper Leak: BPSC TRE 3.0 held on March 15 cancelled, new date later

BPSC TRE 3.0 held on March 15 cancelled. A new date for the examination will be announced later.

BPSC TRE 3.0 held on March 15 cancelled, new dates later (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 20, 2024 05:01 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar road accident: 7 dead in tractor, car collision

The impact of the collision was such that both the SUV and the tractor suffered heavy damage and all seven persons died on the spot

Representational image.
Published on Mar 18, 2024 10:33 AM IST

ED arrests Lalu’s aide Subhash Yadav in money laundering case

ED’s official familiar with the matter told HT that the central agency conducted raids at least eight locations linked to Yadav and his relatives in connection with the sandmining case

Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials conduct raid at the residence of RJD leader Subhash Yadav, a close aide of Lalu Prasad Yadav, at Danapur in Patna, on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 11, 2024 06:16 AM IST
By, Patna

Micro light aircraft of Officers’ Training Academy in Gaya makes emergency landing

Police said the crash took place in fields adjoining Kanchanpur village under Bodh Gaya block, when the pilots tried to make an emergency landing

No loss of life or damage to civilian property on the ground was reported in the accident. (Representative file photo)
Published on Mar 05, 2024 10:49 AM IST

Bihar: Unable to repay loan, elderly couple dies by suicide

Police suspect that the couple took the extreme step due to repeated calls from the lenders and an investigation is underway

Police said that the couple used to live in a small mud house. (Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 04:18 PM IST

ED conducts searches at three locations of former RJD MLA in PMLA case

Separate teams of the central agency first arrived at the ex-RJD MLA’s house located at Agiaon village in Bhojpur and then later at his wife’s official residence

This is the third time when the central agency arrived at the former lawmaker’s residence. (Representative file photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 05:31 PM IST

Bihar: Nine killed, six injured in road accident in Lakhisarai

Police suspect the incident occurred when the truck driver lost control and rammed into the auto-rickshaw, carrying 14 passengers, that was coming from the opposite direction

Representative image.
Published on Feb 21, 2024 10:40 AM IST

Over 40 injured in communal clashes across Bihar during Saraswati idol immersion

Officials said that internet services were suspended in Darbhanga district on Saturday for 48 hours following violence and continuing tension between the two communities since Wednesday

Clashes were reported from Bhagalpur, Saharsa, Sitamarhi, Sheikhpura, Siwan and Jamui during the idol immersion after Saraswati puja since Wednesday (Twitter/screengrab)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:16 PM IST

Illegal liquor seized from bullock cart in Bihar; smugglers flee, oxen detained

Excise officials in Gopalganj district were in for a surprise when they recovered huge quantities of liquor bottles being ferried past them on a bullock cart.

For representational purposes only. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 06:32 PM IST

Rabri’s brother Subhash gets a taste of Nitish Kumar's ‘rule of law’

Yadav had started his career as a Group-D employee in the Vidhan Sabha but quit his job after his sister Rabri Devi took over the state’s reins from Lalu Prasad

Subhash Yadav (right) is a former Rajya Sabha member and a brother-in-law of RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav (left). (File Photos)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 09:40 PM IST

AIMIM leader shot dead in Bihar; second such killing since December

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi slammed Bihar CM Nitish Kumar over the law and order situation in the state and asked were only their leaders the target

Salam is the second AIMIM leader to be killed in Bihar since December. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 12:54 PM IST

Family of four set on fire while asleep in Bihar town, all critical: Police

45-year-old Vidyanand Singh and his three granddaughters suffered serious burn injuries and were admitted to Mayaganj Hospital in Bhagalpur for treatment

The incident occurred at around 2am in Murli village in Naugachhia. (Representative file photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 04:19 PM IST

Land-for-jobs scam: ED interrogates Tejashwi; RJD attacks Centre

Tejashwi was accompanied by his sister and Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti, brother Tej Pratap Yadav, and lawmaker Manoj Jha.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 03:42 AM IST
By, Patna

After Lalu, son Tejashwi quizzed by ED for close to 9 hours in land-for-job case

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav reached the ED office in Patna at 11.25am with a large number of party supporters shouting slogans against ED and the BJP.

After coming out of the ED office, Tejashwi flashed a victory symbol and drove away. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 02:27 AM IST

Tejashwi Yadav appears before ED for questioning in money-laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned his father and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in the same case

Former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav at the ED office. (PTI)
Published on Jan 30, 2024 12:11 PM IST

Land-for-jobs scam: ED questions Lalu for 10 hours; RJD stages stir

ED on Monday questioned former Bihar chief minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for 10 hours in a money-laundering case linked to the land-for-jobs scam.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad arrives at the ED office in Patna. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 05:30 AM IST
By, Patna

Land-for-jobs case: Lalu grilled by ED for 10 hours

Lalu Prasad, along with his elder daughter Misa Bharti, a Rajya Sabha MP, reached the ED office around 11am. Bharti, who was not allowed inside, sat outside the ED office campus along with a host of legislators till 9.05 pm, when her father walked out after the marathon questioning.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad arrives at the ED office in Patna on Monday. (HT photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 09:41 PM IST
By, Patna

Land for jobs case: Lalu Prasad Yadav appears before ED for questioning in Patna

The ED case is based on a CBI FIR which alleged that Railway jobs were given to people in 2008-09 when Prasad was Railways Minister in lieu of land

The ED has issued summons to Lalu on January 19 after he failed to turn up on earlier dates. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 12:16 PM IST

Patna HC refuses to quash FIR against IPS officer Amit Lodha in DA case

The Patna high court has directed the special vigilance unit to take the investigation of this case to its logical end within a period of six months

IPS officer Amit Lodha. (File)
Published on Jan 23, 2024 05:46 PM IST

Bihar to set up 43 more police sub-divisions to tackle communal violence

The move comes as part of the state home department’s measures to ensure better policing in the wake of a directive from chief minister Nitish Kumar to improve law and order in the state

All thenew 43 police sub-divisions will be located in urban areas or district headquarters. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 21, 2024 05:27 PM IST

Bihar cops move court to seek arrest warrant against Lalu’s kin in assault case

An executive officer in Gaya district was brutally beaten up by a group led by Tanuj and Nayan Yadav, sons of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s nephew, Nagendra.

Former Bihar CM and RJD national president Lalu Prasad(Aftab Alam siddiqui)
Updated on Jan 21, 2024 06:06 AM IST
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