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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Minor rail accident at Rajendra Nagar


A coach of a passenger train derailed at Rajendra Nagar railway yard in Patna on May 30, 2009. No casualty has reported so far.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Criminals rob a software firm director of Rs 30 lakh



Armed criminals looted Rs 30 lakh in cash after injuring director of a software company, Rakesh Kumar.near Mangles Road Railway crossing under Secretariat Police Station on May 30, 2009. Photographs show the office of the software company (top) and the victim Rakesh Kumar at his office where a police team has started investigation.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Patna University BSc Part I students boycot exams




Patna University students staging a strong protest against the wrong quaestion papers given to the examinees of BSC Part I on May 30, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ganga Devi College



Ganga Devi Mahila College principal Usha Sinha (left) at a press conference in Patna on May 30, 2009.

Seminar on Arabic and Persian languages

A speaker addressing a seminar on Arabic and Persian languages at Khuda Baksh Oriental Public Library in Patna on May 30, 3009
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance CEO in Patna

CEO of Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance, Kamalji Sahani talking to media in Patna on May 30, 2009.

PU students protest growing incidents of kidnapping


Patna University students burning the effigy of Bihar Chief Minister in Patna on May 30, 2009 to protest the growing incidents of kidnapping and murder in the State.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Kankarbagh turns violent after abduction and murder of a 7-year-old boy Satyam







Kankarbagh residents turned violent in protest against the abduction and murder of trader’s son of People’s Cooperative Colony on May 30, 2009. People of Kankarbagh blocked roads, forced the shopkeepers to close their shops staging a strong protest. Satyam, a 7-year-old son of a business man Rajesh Kumar, a dealer of inverters and cable wires, went missing on May 26, 2009 while playing with his friends outside his house. Satyam’s father had received a ransom call on his cell phone in the night. After showing some lackadaisical attitude Kankarbagh Police lodged a case of kidnapping for ransom. Police today recovered the body of Satyam and arrested two persons for kidnapping and murder. A third accomplished is said to be absconding. Satyam was a class IV student of Doon Public School, Kankarbagh.

Photographs show the way residents reflect their shock and anger. The body of the deceased being taken for the last rites and the heart-rending scenes of the grief-stricken family.
Bottom: The two alleged kidnappers nabbed by Pirbohar Police.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Friday, May 29, 2009

Fatuha by-poll





Voters in a queue to exercise their franchise at different polling booths of Fatuha Assembly by-election on May 28, 2009. The by-poll for Fatuha Assembly constituency passed off peacefully amid tight secuirty with an estimated 40 per cent polling.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

16th National acupressure yoga congress and natural science



Bihar Governor RL Bhatia being felicitated at 16th National acupressure yoga congress and natural science in Patna on May 27, 2009. The function was organised by Bharatiya Acupressure Yoga Parishad.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

She has 24 fingers


Nabila Arif of Siwan displaying her feet which have 12 fingers altogether (six in one foot). She also has 12 fingers in her two hands.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui
May 27, 2009

Sahil Study Circle



Successful students of IIT-JEE of Sahil Study Circle pose for a group photograph in Patna on May 27, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Camp for physically challenged


Rotary Chankaya will organsie a special camp for physically challened persons in Patna on May 31, 2009. The office-bearers of the club at a press conference in Patna on May 27, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

RBI deupty governor in an interactive session



Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor, Usha Thorat in an interactive session with RBI officials and media persons through video-conferencing at RBI's regional office in Patna on May 27, 2009. Thorat has asked the bankers to disseminate the usefulness of Lead Bank Scheme among all section of society across the country.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Pandit Nehru remembered


Bihar Governor RL Bhatia paying floral tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary in Patna on May 27, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

State-level Bankers Committee meet




Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi addressing the meeting of State-Level Bankers Committee in Patna on May 27, 2009. Modi expressed his concern over the falling C-D ratio which is at 30.46 per cent in 2008-09 against 33.81 per cent in 2006-07. Bihar Government has asked the banks to increase credit flow into agriculture andf allied sector.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

They want peace in Punjab


Sikh women expressing their concern over the violence in Punjab in Patna on May 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Samaj Ka Super-30




ADG (BMP) Abhayanand and another leading social worker (bottom)addressing the meeting of Samaj Ka Super-30 in Patna on May 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Honda driving training mechine


Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) inaugurating Honda driving training mechine in Patna on May 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Lalu Prasad canvassing at Fatuha


Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad canvassing for Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) candidate at Fatuha assembly constituency on May 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Shatrughan Sinha felicitated




Member of Parliament from Patna Sahib constituency and senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha being felicitated at his party office in Patna on May 26, 2009.
Bottom: State president of the BJP, Radha Mohan Singh offering Sinha sweets for his victory.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Waterlogging


Commuters have a tough time on their way at a waterlogged road in Patna May 26, 2009. The waterlogging has caused due to rains on May 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Clouds and Rain




Patna witnessed moderate rains coupled with strong breeze on May 25, 2009. The unseasonal rains were the outcome of the low pressure belt created at the Bay of Bengal and consequent cyclone (Aila) over Bengal. The cyclonic storm left 63 dead so far.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

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IIT-JEE: Parmar Classes go ga ga


Successful students of Parmar Classes showing the victory sign after clearing the IIT joint entrance examination in Patna on May 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Review meeting of Urban Deveopment Department



Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi at a review meeting of the Urban Development Department in Patna on May 25, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

PMC employees on dharna


Patna Municipal Corporation employees staging protest in support of their demands in Patna on May 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Water crisis at Lohanipur


Leaders of a political party offering juice to activists, who were on indefinite fast to protest the prevailing water crisis at Lohanipur area in Patna on May 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bajaj Allianz


Senior officials of Bajaj Allianz announcing the launch of its new insurance product in Patna on May 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

IIT-JEE: Rahmani-30 scores 10/10




All ten successful students of Rahmani-30, who cleared the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Examination, in Patna on May 25, 2009.
Bottom: The achievers offering sweets to their mentor Additional Director General of Police (BMP), Abhyanand, in Patna on May 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

SBI Staff Association


Leaders of the State Bank of India (SBI) Staff Association talking to mediaperon in Patna on May 24, 2009. The association has threatened to observe one-day token strike on June 12, 2009 in support of their long-pending demands.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Soul-searching meeting of Rashtriya Samata Party


Two-day soul-searching meeting of the Rashtriya Samata Party began in Patna on May 24, 2009 to find the cause of the party poor showing in the recenlty conlcuded Lok Sabha election.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Homoeopathic Postgraduate Seminar



Dr Diwan Haris addressing Homoeopathic Postgraduate Seminar in Patna on May 24, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Patna chapter of National Human resoursce Development Network



National president of National Human resoursce Development Network, Aquil Busrai addressing at the inaugural function of the Network's Patna chapter at Hindi Bhawan in Patna on May 24, 2009.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Rush for Hunar membership


Unemployed youths making a bee-line to fill up the forms for Hunar membership at Haj Bhawan in Patna on May 24, 2009. Hunar is a government supported programme to develop skills among youths in handicrafts and other small scale industry.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Protest against water crisis


Residents of Lohanipur staging a day-long dharna in protest against prevailing water crisis in their area in Patna on May 24, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui