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Friday, July 31, 2009

Disproportionate assets worth crores of rupees seized




The state Vigilance Bureau seized disproportionate assets worth crores of rupees in simultaneous raids on several people related to the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Patna on July 30, 2009.

Several Vigilance teams conducted the raids on the reisdential premises of Manoj Mankar, examination controller of ITI, head clerk Lakshman Prasad, instructor Satyendra Singh and Sanjay Yadav, supplier, at various locations in Patna, Bihta, Munger and Haveli Kharagpur following complaints from the public.

The bureau seized Rs 12 lakh in cash from the house of Manoj Mankar, Rs 11lakh from his bank locker, jewellery worth Rs 5 lakh, investment papers of Rs 8 lakh and other saving schemes worth Rs 10 lakh and an Alto car.

Vigilence department seized Rs 1.01 lakh in cash and fixed deposit papers of Rs 21.80 lakh and documents revealing that a single supplier runs four firms under different names from the house of Sanjay Yadav.

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Cheat arrested

Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested an ex-serviceman MK Sahi from the premises of Patna junction on the charges of robbing and cheating train passengers. The police also recovered looted bags and briefcases from his possesssion.
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Building Construction employees stage protest dharna

Activists of Bihar Rajya Bhawan Nirman Kamgar Sangha stage demonstrationto press their demands in Patna on July 29, 2009.
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"We Women" released

Rajesh Bhushan, secretary, dpartment of information and public relation (second from right) releases a book "We Women" authored by Mamta Mehrotra at a symposium on " Role of Women in Changing Scenario", organised by Samayik Parivesh in Patna on July 28, 2009.
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Stripping victim appears before State Human Right Commission

Chameli (name changed), the girl who was disrobed in full public view on the Exhibition Road in Patna last week , was produced before the State Human Right Commission in Patna on July 28, 2009.
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Tributes to Md Rafi

Birds Paradise School will organise a musical evening on July 31, 2009 at IMA Hall in Patna to pay tributes to legendary Indian film singer Md Rafi.
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Tanti Samaj stages dharna

Activists of Tanti Samaj stage dharna in Patna on July 28, 2009 in support of their demands.
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CPI-ML(Liberation) sets target for revival

CPI-ML (Liberation) general secretary, Dipankar Bhattacharya addresses workers meeting in Patna on July 28, 2009.

Addressing the meeting Bhattacharya gave a call to the party workers to initate the measuers for strengthening the party which is jolted by this year's Lok Sabha election results. He urged the workers to launch long-drawn decisive battle to establish the party on firm footing.
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LJP and JDU workers clash




Top: Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan talks to media in Patna on July 28, 2009.
Bottom: LJP and Janata Dal (United) workers clash near LJP office in Patna on July 28, 2009.
JDU workers took out a rally to burn and effigy of LJP chief Ram Vilas Pasawn. LJP workers protested the move and snatched the effigy from a JDU activist. The situation turned volatile as workers of both the parties started fighting.
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Bedlam in Bihar Assembly over lathicharge

Opposition members created chaotic scenes in the Bihar Assembly on July 28, 2009 protesing the lathicharge on Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) workers in Patna on Monday. The members broke mikes, stood up on the reporters' table and exchanged barbs with treasury benches.
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Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar inaugurates new session of Arcade Business College

Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar inaugurates the new session of Arcade Business College in Patna on July 28, 2009.

Speaking on the occasion, Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar said the new generation of students preferred job-oriented courses rather than the traditional one in the age of information technology.
He asked to students to opt for professional courses so that they could contribute to the economy of the country.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Saba Karim at Advantage Media Academy

Former Indian cricket team wicket-keeper batsman Syed Saba Karim (sitting second from left) poses for group photograph with the Advantage Media Academy students and administrative officials in Patna on July 28, 2009.
Karim delivered a key note lecture on the role of media in the present socio-economic condtion.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Top cops take charge


New Inspector General of Police, Patna Zone, PN Rai (top) and Senior Superintendent of Police, Patna, Vinit Vinayak (bottom) took charge in Patna on July 27, 2009.


Surya Narayan Singh's statue

A life-size statue of Surya Narayan Singh is being installed in Patna on July 27, 2009.
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Primary school teachers hold huge rally

Leaders of opposition parties expressed their solidarity with the primray school teachers who took out a huge rally and staged a day-long dharna in support of their demands in Patna on July 27, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Unprecedented traffic jam

Rallies and processions created unprecedented traffic jam in Patna on July 27, 2009.
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Paswan launches Jail Bharo agitation, arrested





Hundreds of Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) workers led by its president Ram Vilas Paswan courted arrest in a state-wide two-day Jail Bharo (fill the jail) agitation to protest the failure of the Nitish Kumar government. Paswan was arrested while leading hundreds of his supporters to the Raj Bhawan to submit a memorandum in Patna on July 27, 2009.

LJP workers tried to force their way into the high security zone housing Governor Devanand Konwar and the chief minister's residence, smashed the window panes of a couple of buses, and clashed with police, who resorted to lathi-charge to quell the agitators.
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Kids swing at Manju Sinha Park inaugurated

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurates kids swing at Manju Sinha Park at Kankarbagh in Patna on July 27, 2009.
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Titan's Exchange Offer

Tital Industries Limited annouced the launch of "Titan Exchange Offer 2009" enabling customers to avail a flat discount of 20 per cent on the purchase of a new Titan watch exchanging an old watch of any make. The offer is vaild between July 23 to August 23, 2009.
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Dharna to protest alleged irregularties in BEd entrance examination results

Activists of diferent students union stage dharna to protest the irregularties in Patna University BEd entrance examination results in Patna on July 27, 2009.
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Bihar State Women's Commission on business

Bihar State Women's Commission chairperson Lesi Singh listens to the plight of aggrieved parties in Patna on July 27, 2009.
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Delhi Stock Exchange to re-launch online trading

Delhi Stock Exchange (DSE) executive director and CEO, HS Sidhu talks to media in Patna on July 27, 2009.
Sidu said DSE will re-launch its online trading platform in November this year. "We have entered into an aggrement with Financial Technologies (India) Limited for providing financial market solutions. DSE will spend about Rs25 crore in its revival", he said.
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BSNL announces lucky draw winners

Chief General Manager BSNL (Bihar Circle) RP Singh draws the lot to decide the lucky winners of its monthly "Monsoon Offer" contest in Patna on July 27, 2009.
628 BSNL customers were declared winners of this contest. The lucky draw results have been uploaded in BSNL website www.bihar.bsnl.co.in
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University teachers of Bihar stage dharna

Hundreds of members belong to Joint Action Committee of the Federation of University Teachers Association of Bihar (FUTAB) and Federation of University (Services) Teachers Association of Bihar (FUSTAB) stage dharna in Patna on July 27, 2009 in support of their 23-point charter of demands.
They also submitted their memorandum, addressed to the Chief Minister. Teachers said that undue delay in implementation of UGC recommendations regarding pay scales and retirement age had forced teachers to fight for their legitimate rights.
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Bihar Homeguards jawans on war path

Bihar Homeguards jawans stage a day-long dharna outside Homeguards Head-Quarters in Patna on July 27, 2009 in support of their long-pending demands.
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Aparesh Ghosh memorial table tennis winners

Winners of Aparesh Ghosh memorial table tennis tournament pose for a group photograph with chief guests Chandra Bhushan Singh and Bihar Table Tennis Association secretary, Mukesh Roy in Patna on July 27, 2009.
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Bihar Government's Sports Calendar released

Bihar Sports Minister Renu Devi releases her department's sports calendar for the year 2009-10 in Patna on July 27, 2009. This year, Bhagalpur will host Bihar Women's Sports Festival from September 17, 2009.
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Tytler's appointment hailed

Activists of Bihar Pradesh Yuvak Congress celebrate the appointment of senior congress leader Jagdish Tytler as in-charge of Bihar affairs by party high command in Patna on July 26, 2009.
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Seminar on Union Budget

Professor Nawal Kishore Choudhary addressing a seminar on Union Budget in Patna on July 26, 2009. The seminar was organised by CPI-ML (Liberation).
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Public vents ire on a thief

Patna City residents vent their ire on a thief after he was caught red-handed on July 26, 2009.
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Protest against atrocities on women

Patna Mahanagar Congress Committee stages a day-long dharna on July 26, 2009 to protest increasing incidents of atrocities on women in Bihar.
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Rangilo Sawan


Marwari Yuva Manch, Patliputra branch, organised a colourful Sawan Festival (Rangilo Sawan) at Maharana Pratap Bhawan in Patna on July 26, 2009.
Men and women members of the manch celebrated the festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. Stalls with decorative rakhis and food stuff did brisk business in the day-long fest.
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar pays tribute to Kargil martyrs


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paid tributes to the martyrs of the Kargil war on its 10th anniversary at Kargil Chowk in Patna on July 26, 2009. Kumar alongwith former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and others paid homage to the martyrs of the Kargil war by laying wreath at Kargil memorial park in Gandhi Maidan at a state function.
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How to face interview board

BBA and BCA students take tips from expert on how to face interview board for a job at Urdu Academy in Patna on July 25, 2009.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

St Joseph's School celebrates Sawan Mahotsav


Students of St Joseph's School celebrated Sawan Mahotsav partcipating in several cultural function in their school in Patna on July 25, 2009.
Bottom: Sawan Queen of St Joseph's School (centre) poses for a group photograph with first and second runner-up.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Patna University students go on rampage



Patna University students went on rampage on University campus disrupting the teaching and other activities of the affiliated colleges demanding adequate security for them in Patna on July 25, 2009.
A student of BN College sustained splinter injuries when some anti-social elements opened fire over cricket play at college ground recently.
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