Patna-Gaya passenger train catches fire

Patna-Gaya passenger train Patna, Apr.

Bihar issues shoot-at-sight orders ahead of polls

BiharPatna, Apr. 15 : Shoot-at-sight orders have been issued across Bihar in the run-up to Thursday''s first phase election in 13 out of 40 Lok Sabha constituencies.

The state''s borders with Nepal and neighbouring states have also been sealed.

Lalu Prasad of the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Rajiv Pratap Rudy of Bharatiya Janata Party (Saran), Union Ministers Meira Kumar of Congress (Sasaram) and Hina Shahab, wife of controversial RJD MP Md Shahabuddin (Siwan) are candidates whose fate will be decided in tomorrow''s polls.

Yadav Front is unbreakable, says Lalu, Apr. 15 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Railway Minister Lalu Yadav has said that there is no political power in the country capable of breaking the Yadav Front that includes himself, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan.

In an interview to Times Now, Lalu said: I will not respond to hypothetical situations. I can only say that the Yadav front is unbreakable. Those who want to join the NDA can do so, but we have kept all our options open as far as the Third Front is concerned."

Door still open for Left, says Lalu

Lalu Prasad YadavPatna, Apr.

Security beefed up in Dhansa BSF camp after Maoist attack

Security beefed up in Dhansa BSF camp after Maoist attackSasaram (Bihar), Apr. 15 : Security has been beefed up in and around the Border Security Force (BSF) camp in Dhansa Valley in Bihar's Rohtas District after a five-hour-long gun battle between the police and Maoist rebels on Wednesday.

Over 100 naxals stormed the BSF camp armed with automatic guns and rocket launchers, but the camp was finally secured after a counter attack that forced the rebels to flee, reports Times Now.

Bihar administration to provide security to fear gripped voters

BiharJahanabad (Bihar), Apr 13: To persuade villagers of Jahanabad District, who till now were staying away from voting due to fear of local goons, the Bihar authorities are making special arrangements to provide adequate security.

The state authorities claim that they have paid notice to the complaints of the residents of Vishunpur and Kishunpur villages, and are doing their level best to make available safe polling booths to the villagers.

The villagers had complained that some local goons, hired for vested interests, were stopping them from casting votes.