India: FIR against Bihar BJP chief, for poll code violation

Kishanganj (Bihar), Oct 20 (PTI) An FIR has been lodged against Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal and Sweety Singh, the party's candidate for Kishanganj assembly bypoll, for allegedly violating the model code of conduct, an official said.

The FIR was registered at Sadar police station on Saturday evening following a written complaint by Kishanganj Sadar Circle Officer Shafi Ahmad, Sadar Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Shanawaz Ahmad Niyazi said.

India: Naxal terrorist arrested, arms, ammunition seized in Bihar

Munger/Patna, Oct 14 (PTI) One naxalite has been arrested and a huge cache of arms and ammunition were seized following an encounter in Maniyara forest in Bihar, a senior police officer said on Monday.

The encounter took place deep inside the forest located along the borders of Munger and Lakhisarai districts, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Manu Maharaj told PTI-Bhasha over phone.

It began on Sunday afternoon and continued till evening, he said.

India: BJP has nothing to do with sedition charges against

Patna, Oct 9 (PTI) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday asserted that BJP had "nothing to do" with a sedition case lodged in Muzaffarpur district against nearly 50 renowned actors, filmmakers and intellectuals who had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in the rising incidence of mob lynching.

In a statement issued here, Modi noted with dismay that the FIR was lodged upon the complaint of a "serial litigant" from the north Bihar town, who has filed countless petitions against well-known personalities "including myself".

India: Nitish Kumar elected JD(U) president unopposed for another term

New Delhi, Oct 6 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been elected unopposed as JD(U) president for another term, his party said on Sunday.

The party's national returning officer Aneel Hedge said Kumar was the only candidate for the post and was officially declared as its president after the time of withdrawal for nomination ended on Sunday.

Four sets of nominations were filed by groups of party leaders on Kumar's behalf.

India: RJD leader asks Nitish to annul sedition case against 49 personalities

Patna, Oct 5 (PTI) RJD national vice-president Shivanand Tiwary on Saturday sought Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's intervention and annulment of the sedition case against 49 well known personalities who had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put a check on the growing incidence of mob lynching.

An FIR was lodged on Thursday at Muzaffarpur in Bihar for alleged sedition against the personalities who included Anurag Kashyap, Aparna Sen, Mani Ratnam, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Soumitra Chatterjee, Shubha Mudgal and Ramchandra Guha.

India: FIR Lodged Against Celebrities Who Wrote Open Letter to Modi on Mob Lynching

MUZAFFARPUR (BIHAR), OCTOBER 4; GANASHAKTI: An FIR has been filed against the 49 celebrities who wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July 2019, expressing concern over the rising incidence of communal violence in the country. According to PTI, the FIR has been filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including sedition, public nuisance, hurting religious feelings and insulting with an intent to provoke breach of peace.

India: Bihar rain death toll soars to 73, many areas inundated even after a week

Patna, Oct 3; GANASHAKTI: The death toll in rain-related incidents in Bihar soared to 73 on Thursday even as forces involved in relief and rescue operations fished out rotting corpses from water-logged areas in several places.

The torrential rain that took place between September 27 and 30 has created a flood-like situation in 15 districts of the state, including the state capital.

India: Death toll reaches 25 in Bihar; IMD predicts more rain on Monday

Patna, Sep 30 (PTI) After being pounded by heavy rain over the weekend, most parts of the Bihar capital remained submerged even as the state-wide death toll mounted to 25

In Patna, there has been a let up in rainfall since morning though the sky is overcast and the IMD has predicted showers later in the day

According to the state disaster management department, six casualties have been reported from Gaya district where five persons were buried alive in a wall collapse while another person was drowned in a river which was in spate because of incessant rains

India: Petition in Bihar court seeks Imran Khan's trial for UN speech

Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Sep 28 (PTI) A complaint was filed in a court here on Saturday seeking that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan be tried for waging war against the country and other offences for his speech at the UN General Assembly.

Sudhir Kumar Ojha, a lawyer, who earlier filed petitions against Bollywood actors and top political leaders, moved his latest application in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Surya Kant Tiwari.

India: Criminal complaint against Bihar Minister, three others

Muzaffarpur, Sep 23 (PTI) A complaint has been filed against Bihar's Urban Development and Housing Minister Suresh Kumar Sharma and three others for allegedly causing harm and criminal breach of trust.

Laddu Sahni, chairman of the Block Fisheries Cooperative Society, filed the criminal complaint in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Suryakant Tiwary.

Muzaffarpur Mayor Suresh Kumar (Pappu), Municipal Commissioner Manesh Kumar Meena and councillor Gayatri Devi are three others named in the complaint by Sahni.

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