Arrested former MP handed over to Bihar police

NEW DELHI/PATNA - A Delhi court Thursday handed over the custody of Vijay Krishna, a former Bihar MP who was arrested Wednesday on murder charges, to Bihar Police.

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Court questions former MP’s acquittal in murder case

PATNA - The Patna High Court has reopened a 1995 case of double murder in which Prabhunath Singh, a former MP of the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in Bihar, was acquitted.

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Nine convicted for murder of former Bihar minister

PATNA - A civil court here found nine people, including former MP Surajbhan Singh and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) legislators Munna Shukla and Shashi Kumar Rai, guilty of the murder of former minister Brij Bihari Prasad.

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From Britain to Bihar, looking for ancestral roots

PATNA - His father migrated to Britain from India decades ago and he speaks only broken Hindi. But Michael Luis Jans, a London-based software engineer, is in Bihar with his entire family looking for his ancestral roots and long-lost relatives.

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Patna HC grants bail to Shahabuddin

PATNA - The Patna High Court on Monday granted bail to controversial RJD leader Mohammed Shahabuddin in a murder case.

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Bihar lawyers to abstain from work, threaten strike

PATNA - Hundreds of lawyers of the Bihar High Court decided to abstain from work from July 15 in solidarity with colleagues in the Ara civil court where a lawyer was killed in a bomb blast last week.

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In Bihar eunuchs to be drivers, guards

PATNA - They come gaudily dressed and dance at weddings and other auspicious occasions. Next time, don’t be surprised if you see the eunuchs also educate people about women and child healthcare.

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Bihar town tense after man’s death in police custody

PATNA - There was palpable tension in a town in Bihar’s West Champaran district Saturday, a day after a suspected thief died in police custody, triggering violent protests as people demanded action against the police.

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JD-U leader denied anticipatory bail in kidnapping case

PATNA - A Bihar court Tuesday refused anticipatory bail to Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Vijay Krishna and his son Chanakya, the main accused in the kidnapping-cum-murder of businessman Satyendra Kumar Singh.

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The Dalit tag still sticks despite converting to Sikhism

PATNA - It is a centuries-old ignominy they wanted to escape by converting to Sikhism in Punjab and found new respect there. But back home in Bihar, the tag of Dalit refuses to leave them.

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