India: Man gets 10 years in jail for raping girl

Kishanganj, May 14 (PTI) A court in Bihar's Kishanganj district sentenced a man to 10 years in jail on Tuesday for raping a girl.

The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADJ) Krishna Pratap Sinha held Jung Bahadur Rajbhar guilty and convicted him under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The court also slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 on him, failing which he would have to spend an additional six months in jail.

India: FIR against Bihar BJP MP after cash recovery from hotel room

Patna, May 11 (PTI) An FIR was lodged against sitting BJP MP from Sheohar, Rama Devi, following recovery of Rs 4 lakh in cash from a hotel in East Champaran district, where she had been putting up, police said here on Saturday.

The complaint was lodged at Chhatauni police station area in the district, where Rs 4.06 lakh was recovered late Friday night from the hotel where Rama Devi, part of whose constituency falls in East Champaran, has been staying.

India: Man lynched in Bihar on suspicion of cattle theft

Araria (Bihar), May 2 (PTI) A 44-year-old man was lynched to death in this district of Bihar over suspicion of cattle theft, police said Thursday.

The incident took place in Dak Haripur village falling under Robertsganj police station area, they said.

Mahesh Yadav was caught hold by locals who alleged that he was trying to steal cattle along with two associates. He was beaten to death, Shiv Sharan Sah, SHO, Robertsganj said.

Indian Polls: Man rides donkey to file nomination, rejected and booked

Jehanabad (Bihar), May 1 (PTI) He rode a donkey to file his nomination papers to contest the Lok Sabha election, only to be booked under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Mani Bhushan Sharma, a 44-year-old resident of Hulasnagar locality here, has a penchant for contesting polls and went to submit his nomination papers as an Independent candidate on Monday, the last day for doing so in Jehanabad seat.

India: Complaint filed against Rahul Gandhi over 'Chowkidar chor hai' slogan

Ara (Bihar), Apr 27 (PTI) A complaint was filed against Rahul Gandhi in a local court on Saturday alleging that the Congress president's slogan 'chowkidar chor hai', which he made people chant at a rally in Samastipur district the previous day, was tantamount to sedition.

The complainant Satyavrat, a local advocate, also named RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who shared the stage with Gandhi at the rally, as a co-accused in the complaint wherein he has named a couple of news channels and the District Magistrate concerned as witnesses.

Indian Polls: BJP's Giriraj Singh booked for violating model code of conduct

Begusarai (Bihar), Apr 25 (PTI) Union minister Giriraj Singh was on Thursday booked for violating model code of conduct by making controversial remarks against the Muslim community at a rally here a day ago where BJP national president Amit Shah, among others, was present.

India: Rahul calls NYAY scheme a 'surgical strike on poverty'

Samastipur (Bihar), Apr 26 (PTI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday called NYAY scheme a surgical strike on poverty and allayed fears that the salaried middle class would have to foot the bill which he said would be entirely funded with the money that thieves like Anil Ambani have plundered with Narendra Modis help.

Launching a fresh attack on the NDA government at the Centre, Gandhi coined a slogan Kuchh nahin sab jhootha hai Narendra Modi ne loota hai, (all promises are proven false.

Narendra Modi has robbed people of whatever they had).

Indian Polls: BJP trying to spoil my roadshows: Kanhaiya Kumar

Begusarai, April 25; GANASHAKTI:  Former JNU Students' Union president and CPI candidate from Begusarai, Kanhaiya Kumar, on Thursday alleged that the rival BJP is trying to spoil his roadshows and is trying to divert the focus of people from him.

"In my rallies, the supporters of the BJP waved black flags at me. I believe that each candidate who is contesting the Lok Sabha has a constitutional right to ask for a vote and do electioneering. Disturbing someone's roadshow is a violation of the law," he added.

Indian Polls: Star-studded campaign for Kanhaiya Kumar

Patna, Apr 21 (PTI) Top Left leaders - Sitaram Yechury, D Raja and Sudhakar Reddy - as well as Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar will descend on the soil of Bihar next week to campaign in Begusarai where former JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar is pitted against Union minister and firebrand BJP leader Giriraj Singh.

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