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Monday, March 30, 2009

Thomas Hansda joins RJD



Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad announcing formal induction of former Congress MP from Jharkhand Thomas Hansda (right) into RJD in Patna on March 29, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Paswan holds joint meeting of LJP and RJD workers in Hajipur



Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president and Union Chemicals, Steel and Fertilizers minister Ram Vilas Paswan addressing a joint meeting of his party and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) workers in Hajipur on March 29, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Together we will win



Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan at a public meeting in Chapra on March 28, 2009. Lalu has filed his nomination papers from Saran Lok Sabha seat.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Seminar on domestic violence



A seminar on domestic violence on women was organised in Patna on March 28, 2009. Top lawyers of the city participated in the seminar. Accodring to the National Family Health Survey 2005-2006, Bihar topped the list in terms of domestic violence in India.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Patna Poilce gear up Lok Sabha polls



Senior police officials of Patna and other districts of Bihar holding a meeting under the headship of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)Patna, Mallar Vizhi, for taking necessary steps to check arms smuggling during Lok Sabha elections in Patna on March 28, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Shyam Sunder Singh Dheeraj joins Congress


Samata Party leader Shyam Sunder Singh Dheeraj (second from right) with Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee president Anil Sharma after the former's official induction into the Congress party in Patna on March 28, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Seminar on Bank Audit



A guest addressing a seminar on Bank Audit, organised by Patna Branch of CIRC of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in Patna on March 28, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar Productivity Council releases Annual Report



Office-bearers of Bihar Productivity Council releasing its annual report in Patna on March 28, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Seminar on Bhojpuri





Bihar Bhojpuri Academy members participating in a seminar in Patna on March 28, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Top officials meet to discuss security



Bihar Government's Home secretary Afzal Amanullah and Director General of Police DN Gautam holding a meeting with other government officials regarding security measures for forthcoming General Elections.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Rashtriya Samata Party releases its list of candidates for Lok Sabha polls


Rashtriya Samata Party presdient Upendra Singh Kushwaha (middle) releasing his party's list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections in Patna on March 27, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dalit Charter of Demands


Dalit leaders releasing their Charter of Demands for Lok Sabha polls in Patna on march 27, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

CPI-ML (Liberation) holds Workers Convention



CPI-ML (Liberation) general secretary, Dipankar Bhattacharya and others during party's workers convention in Patna on March 27, 2009. The party promised to build a creditable Third Front in the post-poll scenario.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Seminar on Bihar Budget





Bihar Industry Association (BIA) organised a seminar on Bihar Budget Review in Patna on March 27, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Friday, March 27, 2009

Lalu, Ram Vilas start joint campaign for Lok Sabha elections




Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan flying off for jont election campaign for their parties in Patna on March 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Class toppers of Raza High School


Toppers of annual examinations of respective classes of Raza High School pose for a group photograph on their result's day on March 26, 2009 in Patna.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Seminar on women empowerment



A speaker addressing a seminar on Women Empowerment in 21st Century, organsied by Ramkrishna Dwarika Mahavidyalaya in Patna on March 25, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Ramjivan Singh quits JDU


Ramjivan Singh, national vice-president of Janata Dal (United) addressing a press conference after tendering his resignation from the party in Patna on March 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Ramanand Tiwari remembered





Bihar Governor RL Bhatia paying floral tributes to freedom fighter Pandit Ramanand Tiwari on his birth anniversary in Patna on March 25, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Shatrughan Sinha ready for Lok Sabha poll




Cine star turned politician and Bharatia Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha talking to mediamen in Patna on March 25, 2009.
Bottom: Shatrughan Sinha on his arrival at Patna airport. Sinha is the BJP candidate for Patna Saheb Lok Sabha seat.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Lalu inducts Nagmani into RJD





Rashtriya Janata Dal president and Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad announcing the induction of former Bihar Agriculture Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nagmani (right) into RJD in Patna on March 25, 2009.

Bottom: Lalu Prasad (middle) addressing a press conference.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Triumphant Cricket Academy beat CAB



Triumphant Cricket Academy and Cricket Academy of Bihar (CAB) teams during their match of Challenger Cup under-13 cricket tournament in Patna on March 25, 2009. Triumphant Academy beat CAB by 82 runs.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Health check up camp



Lions Club of Patliputra Ashok organised a health check up camp in Patna on March 25, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bhartiya Jantantrik Janata Dal releases candidates list for Parliamentry elections


Leaders of Bhartiya Jantantrik Janata Dal releasing their list of candidates for the 15th General Elections in Patna on March 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Ram Vilas Paswan releases LJP list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections








Lok Janashakti Party president and Union Chemicals, Fertilizers and Steel Minister Ram Vilas Paswan releasing the list of his party candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in Patna on March 24, 2009.

Bottom: Paswan showing victory sign before flying out for election campaigning at Patna airport on March 24, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Tagore's Patna visit remembered







A function to commemorate the Patna visit of Kavi Guru and Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore in Patna on March 17, 1936 was organised jointly by Bihar Bangalee Association , Bihar Bangla Academy , Department of Geography and Department of Bangla at Patna University Wheeler Senate Hall in Patna on March 24, 2009.
Right: Artistes singing Rabindra Sangeet ( a song written and composed by Rabindra Nath Tagore) to mark the occasion.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

An enchanting show





Bihar Governor RL Bhatia inaugurating Sangeet and Nritya Natya Sammelan organised by Rabindra Parishad in Patna on March 24, 2009.

Bottom: Artists presenting a dance sequence (Nritya Natika) during the function.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bihar Governor RL Bhatia inaugurates seminar on Biotechnology



Bihar Governor RL Bhatia releasing a souvenir at the inaugural session of a seminar on "Awareness and Application of Biotechnological Development in agriculture and allied resources and its impact on environment " organised by Botany Department of Patna Science College in Patna on March 24, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

George Fernandes arrives in Patna





Veteran Janata Dal United (JDU) leader George Fernandes on his arrival at Patna airport on March 24, 2009. Giving his accompany is senior JDU leader Digvijay Singh

Bottom: Former Bihar Chief Minister and senior JDU leader Dr Jagganath Mishra and Digvijay Singh at Patna airport on March 24, 2009 to receive Fernandes.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

CAB under-13 cricket



SK Puri and New Azimabad teams during the Cricket Academy of Bihar (CAB) under-13 cricket tournament in Patna on March 24, 2009. SK Puri beat New Azimabad by six runs.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Basant Utsav in Patna


Singers presenting a group song at Basant Utsav in Patna on March 24, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ram Manohar Lohia's birth anniversary celebrated


Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and Patna MP, Ram Kripal Yadav and others paying tributes to socialist leader and thinker Ram Manohar Lohia on latter's birth anniversary in Patna on March 23, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Ram Vilas Paswan reaches Patna








Union Chemicals, Fertilisers and Steel Minister and Lok Jana Shakti party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on his arrival at Patna airport on March 23, 2009. Paswan is all set to start poll campaign for his party soon.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Lalu releases list RJD candidates







Union Railway Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad releasing the list of his party candidates for the forthcoming Parliamentary elections in Patna on March 23, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Shahadat Diwas: Bhagat Singh remembered




Patnaites remembered great freedom fighter Shahid Bhagat Singh on his death anniversary on March 23, 2009. The day is observed as Shahadat Diwas.
Top: DIG GS Gangwar paying thributes to Shahid Bhagat Singh statue.
Bottom: Members cof All India Democratic Students Organisation taking out a rally to pay tributes to Bhagat Singh.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Sunny-Saket win Tata Indicom car rally


Winner and runner-up teams (Sunny-Saket and Avinash-Manish Kumar) of Tata Indicom 750-km car rally displaying their cheques in Patna on March 23, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Monday, March 23, 2009

Lalu Prasad in Patna








Rashtirya Janata Dal president and Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on way to his residence after arriving in Patna from New Delhi on March 22, 2009 night.


Bottom: Supporters of ticket seekers for different Parliamentary constituencies of Bihar raising slogans demanding party ticket out side the residence of Lalu Prasad.


Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui