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Anger in India as lychee-linked brain fever kills 113 children

10 more children died on Tuesday

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June 18, 2019


Fish in hospital as rains kill 80 in north India

Dirty water with fish squirming around flooded a hospital in northeast India after monsoon rain and at least 80 people died within days in one state in weather-related accidents, officials said Monday. Patients sat gingerly with their feet up at the Nalanda Medical College hospital in Bihar state when water gushed into the intensive care…

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July 30, 2018


Barber forced to lick saliva, beaten with slippers by women in India

BIHAR: A 54-year-old barber was the victim of vigilante justice on Friday when a panchayat handed out a verdict according to which he was beaten with slippers by the women and forced to lick his own saliva. An investigation into the matter revealed that the barber had ventured into the house of the sarpanch–the village…

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October 20, 2017


Did an Indian state board exam paper just mention Kashmir as a separate ‘country’?

PATNA: Experts in the Bihar education department apparently consider Kashmir a separate ‘country’, reported Times of India. According to experts in the Bihar education department, Kashmir is not a part of India but a separate country. A question paper prepared by the state board for class VII students across all government schools asked them to…

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October 12, 2017


Teen raped by six minors in India, flung on railway tracks

A 14-year-old from Bihar faces a long road to recovery after an hours-long ordeal that allegedly saw her get gang-raped by six minors, one of them her junior at school, beaten up, flung from a train, and left unattended for nearly 14 hours at a premier government hospital. According to Times of India, the survivor,…

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June 19, 2017


15-year-old Indian in trouble after posting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ on Facebook

BIHAR: Police on Friday arrested a 15-year-old person from Bihar’s Kishanganj district for allegedly posting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ as his Facebook status. According to the police, Afsar Khan was arrested after complaints were received from his neighbours that he had ‘hurt their sentiments’ by posting a Facebook status writing Pakistan Zindabad alongside his picture. Additional Superintendent…

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June 3, 2017


‘Rats’ consume thousands of litres of alcohol

BIHAR: Indian police have given a rather strange excuse for the disappearance of thousands of litres of confiscated alcohol–that rats drunk the entire lot.  Alcohol has been banned in the eastern Indian state of Bihar since last year. Ever since, police have seized as much as 900,000 litres of alcohol. Patna city’s police chief claimed…

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May 5, 2017


Dozens of Indian commandos go missing: report

Dozens of trainee commandos from India’s elite jungle warfare unit have gone missing on the eve of their first deployment to a restive region considered a stronghold of left-wing rebels. The soldiers were on their way to India’s eastern Bihar state by train on Sunday when they took an unexpected late-night detour without informing their…

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February 6, 2017


India boat accident toll rises to 26

New Delhi: The death toll from a boat accident in eastern India rose to 26 on Sunday, a senior official said, warning of more casualties with rescue workers still scouring the waters. The non-motorised wooden boat, packed beyond capacity with revellers returning from a kite festival, capsized Saturday in the Ganges river near Patna, the…

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January 15, 2017


Indian policemen suspended over deadly moonshine

NEW DELHI: Indian authorities have suspended 15 police officers for negligence after 16 people died from drinking suspected toxic liquor in a state which recently introduced prohibition, an official said Friday. The entire staff of a local police station in the eastern state of Bihar were suspended for “dereliction of duty” amid an inquiry to…

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August 19, 2016


Lightning kills at least 67 people as monsoon sweeps India

NEW DELHI:  At least 67 people have been killed by lightning in India over the past two days, disaster management officials said Wednesday, as the annual monsoon rains sweep the country. Lightning strikes are relatively common in India during the June-October monsoon, which hit the southern coast earlier this month, but this week’s toll is…

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June 22, 2016


Two Indian reporters shot dead in less than 24 hours

DHAKA: Gunmen shot dead two journalists in 24 hours in separate incidents in eastern India, police and local reports said Saturday, the latest media killing in Asia’s deadliest country for reporters. Rajdeo Ranjan, the local bureau chief for Hindi-language daily Hindustan, was travelling on his motorcycle late Friday in Bihar state when a group of…

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May 14, 2016


Indian army makes candidates strip to foil cheating

NEW DELHI: India’s army made candidates at a recruitment day in Bihar take a written exam in their underwear to prevent them from cheating, reports said Tuesday, after a spate of exam cheating scandals in the eastern state. Images in the Indian Express showed dozens of men sitting cross-legged in a field clad only in…

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March 1, 2016


BJP leader compares Shatrughan Sinha to dog

Senior leader of the ruling BJP Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday likened Bihar party MP Shatrughan Sinha to a dog. Vijayvargiya was asked to comment on Sinha’s remarks that the poll outcome could have been different had he been projected as the chief ministerial candidate. Watch details in this report.

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November 9, 2015


BJP facing tight elections in Bihar

NEW DELHI: India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is reportedly whipping up religious tension and anti-Pakistan sentiments to win elections in Bihar, the country’s third most populous state and critical to Indian Prime Minister Modi’s plans to improve his party’s strength in the upper house of parliament. Indian media reports said BJP chief Amit Shah…

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November 5, 2015


Geeta to undergo DNA test: Swaraj

NEW DELHI: India’s External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, says India girl Geeta, who has been struck in Pakistan for last 13 years, would be handed over to her Indian parents only after DNA test, Samaa reported Thursday. “Geeta will be back in India soon. We have located her family. She will be handed over to…

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October 15, 2015


Geeta finally recognises her parents

KARACHI: Geeta, a hearing and speech impaired Indian girl stranded in Karachi for 13 years, has finally recognized her parents, Samaa reported Thursday. According to Samaa correspondent, 20-year-old deaf and mute girl, who lives in Edhi Foundation’s women shelter, was provided picture of her parents, which she recognised. “The picture was provided to us by…

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October 15, 2015


Movie Review: Manjhi – The Mountain Man

NEW DELHI: There are some stories that stay on the pages of a newspaper, some that become dinner-table conversation, and others that lead to heated television debates. And then there are those which are so inspiring and with such inherent drama that you can’t help but think that only the big screen would do justice…

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August 23, 2015


Speeding train kills over 30 in India’s Bihar state

PATNA, India: A speeding train has run over a group of pilgrims, killing over 30 people in eastern Indian state of Bihar, SAMAA reported.Officials said the pilgrims were crossing the rail tracks near Dhamara, a small town in Bihar state. Forty other people were injured in the accident that occurred early Monday.Angry mobs pulled out…

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August 19, 2013


Police arrest school principal in Bihar mid-day meal poisoning case

NEW DELHI: Police on Wednesday arrested the headmistress of the school in Bihar where 23 children died after eating a meal laced with pesticide in one of India's deadliest food poisoning outbreaks in years.The woman, who had been missing for more than a week, was detained while on her way to court to surrender, said…

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July 24, 2013


Bihar school tragedy raises questions over food security

PATNA: The deaths of at least 23 children poisoned after eating a free school meal has triggered an outcry over food safety just as the ruling Congress party is set to launch an ambitious plan to feed 800 million poor, with an eye on elections due within a year.Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's national subsidised food…

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July 18, 2013

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