2 dead in Darbhanga, Samastipur during Bihar govt’s programme.

Source – indiatoday.in

At least two people died in Bihar while taking part in a human chain organised by the state government on Sunday. While one person died in Darbhanga, another death was reported in Samastipur of Bihar.

The deceased have been identified as Mohd Daud and Reshma. It is suspected that Mohd Daud and Reshma, who were part of the human chain, died of heart attacks.

The human chain was organised to showcase the Bihar government’s environment conservation drive besides social reform measures like prohibition and campaigns against dowry and child marriage.

Mohd Daud was a 55-year-old government teacher who died while taking part in a human chain organised by the Nitish Kumar government, officials have said.

He died in Keoti police station area close to the Runway Chowk where he fell ill and collapsed. Daud was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Hospital sources said the deceased had suffered a cardiac arrest though it was not clear whether he was suffering from heart disease.

He taught at an Urdu medium secondary school and the district education officer has been instructed to look into the incident and take necessary action.

Bihar: Burnt body of woman found in Samastipur, second such incident in 24 hours.

Source – indiatoday.in

Charred body of a woman was found at a secluded spot in Bihar’s Samastipur district on Wednesday, making it the second such incident in 24 hours, according to police.

The body was found in Dardari Chaur in Warisnagar police station area, said officials who suspect that that the woman was killed elsewhere and later dumped there.

They said the woman could not be identified as the body was charred beyond recognition from head to knees.

“The clothes of the woman are also burnt, making identification difficult. It appears she was killed elsewhere and her body was dumped at the spot after being set afire,” Warisnagar’s Station House Officer Prasunjay Kumar told PTI-Bhasha.

“We have sent the body to a hospital in Samastipur town for post-mortem which would ascertain whether she was subjected to sexual assault,” he said.

A similar incident was reported from Buxar district in south Bihar on Tuesday, triggering outrage amid nationwide protests over the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad days back.

Expressing dismay over such incidents happening in Bihar, state women’s commission chairperson Dilmani Mishra said in Patna, “It appears that the sensitivity of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar towards the female population is being done in by a callous administration.”

“There have been instances when the local administration has not cared to even reply to a notice issued by us about a crime against a woman,” she lamented.

Reacting to the incidents, former chief minister and RJD leader Rabri Devi slammed the ruling dispensation.

“Every day women are being raped across Bihar but those in power do not even deign to utter a word of regret on these disgusting incidents, let alone being moved to take some concrete action,” she said.

NDA’s Performance In Bihar Not As Per Expectation: Chirag Paswan.

Source – ndtv.com

PATNA: Senior Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader and MP Chirag Paswan on Friday expressed happiness over the party’s victory in Samastipur Lok Sabha seat, but voiced concerns over the National Democratic Alliance’s performance in the assembly bypolls in Bihar.

Saying that the state bypoll outcome did not match their expectations, the LJP Parliamentary Board chief said the reasons for this would be reviewed at a meeting of the ruling coalition.

He exuded confidence that the NDA will bounce back in the 2020 assembly polls in Bihar.

LJP is a partner of the BJP and JDU in the NDA in Bihar.

“There is certainly some concern for the NDA as we could not perform as per our expectation. We (NDA leaders) will have a review meeting as why results are not as per our hopes and the reasons behind it.

“We will find out our mistakes and reasons for bypoll results and fight 2020 Bihar assembly polls with our full strength to register a historic victory under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,” Mr Paswan told reporters.

He claimed the NDA would win 225 assembly seats in the 243-member Bihar Assembly.

The NDA won the Samastipur reserved Lok Sabha seat comfortably, but could manage to register victory  in just one out of the five assembly seats in the assembly by- election, results of which were declared on Thursday.

“It will not be correct to make any kind of statement in haste when the results are declared barely 24 hours ago,” the LJP leader said adding the NDA leaders would review the outcome.

Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal bagged two of the five assembly seats in the Bihar by-election.

Asked whether people have rejected Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s face in the bypolls, he said it would not be correct to say so.

Tourist places in Samastipur


Samastipur became a district on November 14, 1972. Earlier it was a subdivision of the Darbhanga district. The district is surrounded by Darbhanga in north, Patna in south, Begusarai in east and Muzaffarpur and Vaishali in west. It has four sub-divisional towns, Samastipur, Dalsingsarai, Patori and Rosera.

There is no forest area in the district. Most of the people are dependent on agriclulture. Cash crops like tobacco, cane, chilli, turmeric and different types of vegetables are grown here.

Samastipur district is known for reputed research institutes like Rajendra Agriculture University,Central Tobacco Research Institute and Central Cane Research Institute. Riverssuch as Burhi Gandak,Kareh,Kamla and Bagmatiflow through the district.

Places of Interest


Mannipur Temple

A temple of goddess Durga, it is situated about 2 km from the district HQ town, Samastipur. Thousands of devotees throng this temple during Dussehra celebrations in September-October.

Khudneshwar Sthan

It is located at Morwa, about 15 km from Samastipur town.

Khatushyam Mandir

A temple of Lord Krishna, situated near Gola Road in Samastipur.The temple witnesses a huge rush of devotees during Janmashtami celebrations. 


Samastipur is connected with National Highway – 28 by road. It is one of the divisional head quarters of East Central Railway. The distance between Samastipur and Patna is 180 km. 
By Air: 
Nearest Airport 
Jaiprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna (98 kms) Gaya International Airport, Gaya (About 195 kms) 
By Rail: 
Nearest railhead
By Road: 
Connected by good roads with all Indian cities. 
Where to Stay: 
Hotel Sagar International, Rambabu Chowk, Samastipur. Phone: 225908
AC and non-AC rooms and suites available;tariff ranging from Rs 400 to Rs 1,500.
Hotel Swarg, Magardahighat Road, Samastipur. Phone: 225603
AC and non-AC rooms and deluxe rooms available;tariff ranging from Rs 350 to Rs 1,650.
There are many roadside dhabas offering good food at nominal rates.

Emergency, Contact

District Magistrate: 222300 (Off), 222301 (Res), 9431807123 (Mobile)
Superintendent of Police:222034 (Off), 222350 (Res), 9431822993 (Mobile) Town Police Station: 222533

Medical Emergencies, Contact Dr A K Aditya: 222868, 9431089697
DR A K Sahu: 222269, 9431245957
Dr G C Karn: 223252, 9431245151
Dr R RJha: 223711, 9431245345
Dr Sarojini Issar:222267
Dr ShabnamGupta:222862, 9431245345  

Local Transport: 
Auto rickshaws, Cycle-rickshaws, tangas. 

Tourist Season:
October to March. 

Light cotton in summer and woolen in winter (specially during November to January).