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Shiv Pujan Jha

  • In Bihar’s village of rapists, women fear the worst

    Gang of armed men targets school and college students; 20 rapes in over a year, but only four reported to cops

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 6:10am
  • Bihar politicians have time for riot politics but not victims

    Political jugglery and gimmicks apart, hundreds of riots victims have been living an unwanted and neglected life in a remote pocket of Sitamarhi since 1992 in a state where the ruling Janta Dal United claims to be the champion of the minority rights.

    Saturday, 5 April 2014 - 10:15am
  • Gun market blazes in Bihar ahead of polls

    The bazaar for weapons, especially for AK-47 rifles, is thriving as gun and muscle power are actively used in the badlands of Bihar ahead of the general election. The weapons are so easily available to these goons that they are known to dump a firearm or two in rivers during police raids.

    Tuesday, 1 April 2014 - 9:25am
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014: When Yadavs bank on Bhumihars

    It is a do or die clash for the Yadavas in one of the most fiercely contested battles of Patliputra that became a Lok Sabha seat after delimitation in 2009. Much is at stake both for Misa Bharti, Lalu's eldest daughter and Ram Kripal Yadav contesting from Patliputra constituency on a BJP ticket and...

    Wednesday, 26 March 2014 - 8:00am
  • 16 dead, 11 injured in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

    Maoists on Tuesday ambushed a security team in Sukma district, killing 16 people, including 11 CRPF jawans, and injuring over 10 in a chilling reminder of the 2010 Dantewada massacre that left 76 CRPF men dead in the same area. The IB says it alerted the SPs of Dantewada, Sukma and Jagdalpur about...

    Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 7:20am
  • BJP Fighting over Ram Vilas Paswan

    Even as the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was seen warming up to the LJP supremo Ram Vilas Paswan and the two leaders shared dias during a rally in Muzaffarpur on Monday, atleast seven state BJP leaders were conspicuous by their absence. Those absent are the ones who have time and...

    Tuesday, 4 March 2014 - 9:30am
  • JDU faces RJD-like revolt as Lalu Prasad Yadav tries whisking MPs away

    The RJD is planning to pay the JDU back in the same coin. Highly placed sources in the JDU and the RJD confirmed to dna that RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav is in constant touch with at least seven MPs who are presently with the JDU. It is learnt that the RJD has already promised them tickets from...

    Monday, 3 March 2014 - 9:00am
  • 13 MLAs leave RJD, Lalu Prasad Yadav crippled

    Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD has been pushed to a precarious situation after its leader Samrat Chaudharay submittied a letter signed by 13 RJD MLAs to the Speaker of Bihar Vidhan Sabha, demanding separate sitting arrangements for them. Though some of these 13 MLAs, including Chaudhury himself, seem to...

    Tuesday, 25 February 2014 - 6:00am
  • Breakfast with cobra venom to get a high

    Snake venom is fast evolving as a substitute for cocaine, heroin and other lethal drugs. Gangs of snake charmers are doubling up as drug peddlers catering to the ever-growing demand for the prized commodity in the black market. And not surprisingly, cobra venom is the most sought after. The...

    Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 6:00am
  • Young villager takes on the dreaded Maoists

    Even as the deadly tentacles of red terror seems to be spreading in virgin areas of Bihar, a lone woman crusader is working relentlessly in a dense Maoist-dominated pocket to ensure that the spread and influence is kept at bay.

    Monday, 17 February 2014 - 6:00am

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