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Mystery shrouds insecticide deaths

With the forensic report on samples collected from a government primary school in Bihar, where 23 children died after consuming insecticide-laced midday meals, yet to come, it remained unknown, four d

Modi to kick off campaign from Nitish’s home turf?

BJP stalwart and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is likely to begin his national campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls formally from his Bihar counterpart and JD(U) strongman Nitish Kumar’s home

Midday meal tragedy jolts Bihar

Jolted by the midday meal tragedy in Saran which claimed the lives of 23 children, Bihar government is set to issue stringent instructions for quality check and improving infrastructural facilities.

Fearful children refuse free meals after deaths: Bihar

Thousands of schoolchildren were refusing free meals in poverty-stricken eastern India after 22 children died from eating lunch apparently contaminated with insecticide, officials said Thursday.

Bihar school meal toll 22, insecticide feared

The number of young children killed after eating contaminated mid-day meal at a government school in north Bihar reached 22 on Wednesday amid reports that traces of an agricultural insecticide were fo

‘BJP, RJD joined hands, desperate for power’

Faced with mounting attack by BJP and RJD for “failing” to avert the terror strike at the Mahabodhi temple despite specific warnings of intelligence agencies, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Mond

Modi Bihar foray to begin today


The BJP’s emerging icon and its national election campaign committee chief Narendra Modi’s long-thwarted foray into Bihar is set to begin on Saturday with his scheduled teleconference with 1,500 BJP w

JMM-Cong pact a setback to Lalu?

Even as the RJD on Friday observed its 17th foundation day with party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav mounting scathing attacks on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, the party saw fresh worries in the JMM-Con

JD-U attacks BJP on Ishrat Bihar roots

In an apparent attempt to give its support base among the Muslims an easy boost, Bihar’s ruling JD(U) on Thursday lapped up Ishrat Jahan’s newly revealed Bihar roots to attack its former ally BJP, whi

Ishrat Jahan’s family root traced to Patna


Ishrat Jahan, who was gunned down by Gujarat police in an alleged fake encounter, was born in Patna and spent the initial years of her life in the capital town before her family left for Mumbai 20 years ago.

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