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Damage control: now Naxals try a PR campaign in Tengrari, Muzaffarpur

Damage control: now Naxals try a PR campaign in Tengrari, Muzaffarpur Using force: to enforce normalcy! Muzaffarpur: this is a follow up on our earlier report on Tengrari High School, Muzaffarpur which has been closed since February 2 after the Maoists beat up teachers for removing the black flag they had hoisted on Republic Day [http://www.bihardays.com/3bhr/schoolchildrens-appeal-naxalites-reopen-school/].  Following this, when the teachers struck work, the schoolchildren had taken out a march appealing to the Maoists to allow them to reopen the school. In a startling new development, the Naxalites... 

Last phase; Aurangabad Updates

Left, right or centre? who will come to power in Bihar? Skirmish forAurangabad In Bihar, campaigning is at its peak for the 6th and last phase of Assembly elections.  Senior leaders from different political parties are addressing election rallies in Aurangabad district to woo the voters. Polling will be held on 20th of this month. About 13 lakhs 32 thousand voters would political fate aspirants from Aurangabad district on 20th of this month in last phase of assembly elections Aurangabad is a district in Magadh region and is associated with first Deputy Chief Minister cum Finance Minister of Bihar... 

40% Votes in Bihar 5th Phase by 1 pm

By 1 pm : Over 40 percent votes, no major incidents Over 40 per cent of the voters had cast their votes by 1 pm  in the 35 constituencies in Bihar where polling is taking place amidst tight security, reports Prasar Bharati. This is the fifth and penultimate phase of voting in the elections to the 243-member Bihar Legislative Assembly. In all, 81.26 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the 35 constituencies that are located in the eight districts of Sheikhpura, Nalanda, Patna, Bhojpur, Arwal, Jehanabad, Gaya and Nawada. Polling is going on peacefully and no major incident has... 

Polling hours modified

Polling hours modified in 4 constituencies The Election Commission has rescheduled polling hours in four Bihar Assembly elections in the constituencies of Hilsa, Belganj, Wazirganj and Atri in response to the threats from naxal rebels, official sources said. “The Commission has accepted the recommendation of chief electoral officer (CEO) in Bihar for rescheduling the polling hour in these constituencies because of the naxal threat,” the sources said. Polling for Hilsa, Belaganj and Wazirganj Assembly constituencies would now be held between 7 am and 4 pm, while in the constituency of... 

Election fever in Bihar unabated

Election Roundup In Bihar,election fever in the state is in full swing. The campaigning comes to an end on Sunday. The fifth phase of elections will be held in 35 assembly constituencies on November 9. Out of 35 of these, 12 constituencies are naxal-infested. Stalwarts of different political parties including Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Adwani, JD ( U) President Sharad Yadav, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, LJP President Ram Vilash Paswan, State congress chief Mehboob ALI Qaiser and left leaders addressed a series of election meetings in different parts of the constituencies . According to AIR Patna,... 

Action packed Battle for Bihar

Voters in Gaya Action packed Battle for Bihar Patna: Maoists triggered a land mine blast to scare away voters even as 10 million electorate cast ballots in Bihar’s fourth phase polling for 42 Assembly constituencies and the by-poll for Banka Lok Sabha seat on Monday. Director General of Police Neelmani said the extremists had detonated the land mine near a bridge on the Chakai-Jamui main road in Betia jungle and lobbed four powerful bombs near booth No.56 and 57 at Danapur, but there had been no report of casualty in any of the incidents.  The ultras made quick retreat immediately after... 

54 % turnout, peaceful poll

54 percent voters, largely peaceful poll PATNA: Over one crore electors have probably decided the fate of six state ministers and the leader of the opposition  in the third phase of the Bihar poll that ended today. State Chief Electoral Officer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh said 58 per cent polling was recorded in West Champaran, 57 per cent in East Champaran, 51 per cent in Gopalgunj, 52 per cent in Siwan, 50 per cent in Saran and 54 per cent in Vaishali districts. Except for a few stray incidents, and the boycott of four polling booths, polling passed off peacefully in 48 constituencies figuring in the... 

Arundhati accuses Jharkhand Govt of conspiracy against Tribals

Arundhati Roy at Seminar. Photo by Manob Chaudhary Ranchi: Writer and activist Arundhati Roy addressed a two-day seminar organised by the Jharkhand Alternative Development Forum and the Operation Green Hunt Virodhi Manch concluding on Monday. “The war on Naxals is a conspiracy to acquire their ancestral land for industrial use. The deployment of security forces in the Naxal-affected States is a violation of the Human Rights Actshe is reported as saying. “The Operation Green Hunt is on only at sites earmarked for mining projects, which clearly indicates the role of the government in driving... 

Bihar Jharkhand Cops to monitor inter-state borders

Increased vigilance are needed at borders to ensure smooth polls    By Bihardays Team  HAZARIBAGH: With Bihar going to the polls from October 21,  police teams  from Bihar and Jharkhand  will keep a hawk’s eye  on movement of Naxalites and criminals in the districts bordering the two states.  At a high-level meeting of  senior police officers from Bihar and Jhakhand at Hazaribagh circuit house on Saturday, it was resolved that the Jharkhand police from Hazaribagh, Chatra and Koderma  districts that border Gaya and Nawadah districts respectively, will be on high alert to avoid disruptive... 

Bihar Jharkhand Cops to monitor inter-state borders

Increased vigilance are needed at borders to ensure smooth polls    By Bihardays Team  HAZARIBAGH: With Bihar going to the polls from October 21,  police teams  from Bihar and Jharkhand  will keep a hawk’s eye  on movement of Naxalites and criminals in the districts bordering the two states.  At a high-level meeting of  senior police officers from Bihar and Jhakhand at Hazaribagh circuit house on Saturday, it was resolved that the Jharkhand police from Hazaribagh, Chatra and Koderma  districts that border Gaya and Nawadah districts respectively, will be on high alert to avoid disruptive... 
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