News in Brief
Close shave for train
Patna: Passengers of New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express had a narrow escape on Sunday when the engine of the train derailed at Barauni Junction in Begusarai district around 5.30am.
ast Central Railway chief public relations officer Neeraj Ambastha said there was no casualty though a number of passengers suffered injuries. The locomotive driver, assistant driver and locomotive inspector have been suspended.
Patna: At least six persons were injured in a clash over the sale of liquor between two groups at Parsauni Bazaar under Dumra police station on Sunday. The injured have been admitted to the Sitamarhi Sadar Hospital, police said.
Patna: Six passengers of an SUV were injured when their vehicle was hit by a train at an unmanned railway crossing near Bhelai village in Bhojpur district on Sunday. Residents of the area pelted stones on the train, causing injuries to the driver and passengers.
Patna: Two persons were arrested on Sunday in connection with the alleed gang rape and murder of a girl at Tegharia village under Bahadurganj police station in Kishanganj district.
Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday mourned the death of Shivnath Verma, who died on March 9. The former ministerís last rites would be performed with state honour.
Patna: Transport minister Brishen Patel and other dignitaries paid tribute to freedom fighter Jubba Sahani at an programme organised at SK Memorial Hall on Sunday
Mokama: Nageshwar Yadav, the brother of criminal Shyam Sundar Yadav, was arrested on Sunday. A rifle and 20 cartridges were found on him.
Gopalganj (PTI): Police recovered the skeleton of an eight-year-old boy, Guddu Kumar, from Sindhwalia village in Gopalgunj district on Sunday. He was kidnapped allegedly by a relative, three months ago.