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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bakrid celebrated



Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid), the festival of sacrifice, was celebrated with traditional gaiety and fervour in Patna on November 28, 2009. Thousands of Muslims offered Namaz at different mosques of Patna and adjoining areas.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thousands throng Bihar Pavillion


New Delhi, November 27, 2009:
On the concluding day of India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, the Bihar Pavillion attracted thousands of visitors who thronged the stalls to buy products of their choice. Long queue of visitors was witnessed at the main gate of Bihar Pavillion. The stalls of handlooms, handicrafts, bangles made of lacs and Madhubani painting witnessed huge customers queuing up to buy products. Visitors also enjoyed Litchi, guava and mango juice on their way out.
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Second round table meet on World AIDS Day

As World AIDS Day falls on December 1, a number of seminars and round table meetings are being organised in Patna. The second round table meet on World AIDS Day was organised
at SCADA Business Centre in Patna on November 27, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Seminar on Scheduled caste leadership

A seminar on Scheduled caste leadership in the eyes of Media (Media Ki Drishti Se Anusuchit Jati Netritva) was organised in Patna on November 27, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Convergence of HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

A state-level workshop on "Convergence of HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services" was organised in Patna on November 27, 2009.
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Sudha Dairy stall attracts visitors in Bhar Pavillion at IITF 09

New Delhi, November 27, 2009:
The stall of Bihar State Milk Co-operative Federation, popularly known as Sudha Dairy in Bihar pavilion at India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi attracted national and international visitors. The stall displays the success story of the white revolution brought in Bihar through a network of co-operative milk societies.

Bihar State Milk Co-operative Federation achieved a land mark to spread its networks in Jharkhand, UP, Delhi and West Bengal. Sudha dairy stall in pavilion has put on display its milk and other products. It convinces visitors about their products and to invest for establishing Sudha plants.

Mr. Rajiv Kumar in-charge of Sudha stall said that thousands of visitors quarried every day about their products and Sudha Dairy. “We have received more than 50 proposals from visitors,” he added.
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Sulabh stall at Bihar Pavillion


Sulabh International Social Service Organization has put up its stall in Bihar Pavillion at 29th India International trade fair 2009 at pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
Through this stall Sulabh International is distributing their information books to thousands of visitors every day.

Veena Upadhyay, senior vice-president, Sulabh International says our main aim is to aware people about Sulabh sanitation movement. Our stall in- charge makes the visitors aware about eco friendly twin-pit pour flush toilet to prevent environment pollution, community friendly toilet complexes, harness non- conventional energy sources from human waste, biogas from community toilet complexes and to liberate, rehabilitate, educate and train scavengers.
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Upendra Singh Kushwaha rejoins JD(U)


Rashtriya Samata Party chief Upendra Singh Kushwaha, former leader of opposition in Bihar Assembly along with his party members rejoined ruling JD (U) in Patna on November 26, 2009 giving a boost to the ruling party in Bihar. With this Rashtriya Samata Party merged with JD (U).
The merger was formalised in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bihar Water Resource Minister Vijendra Prasad Yadav and other several JD(U) leaders at a function in Patna.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Pirated CDs seized


Government Railway Police seized pirated CDs, VCDs and DVDs worth thousands of rupees from a train in Patna on November 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

PMC Councillors stage dharna

Councillors of Patna Municipal Corporation staged a day-long dharna in support of their demands in Patna on November 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

One man one post

Activists of National Democratic Front burnt the effigy of Patna University vice-chancellor to press their demand for one man one post in Patna on November 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Challenges before animal husbandry in Bihar

Bihar Agriculture Minister Renu Kumari delivered a key note address at a seminar on “Challenges before animal husbandry in Bihar” in Patna on November 26, 2009.
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Seminar on Liberhan report

Human Rights Protection Institute organised a discussion on Liberhan Commission report in Patna on November 26, 2009. Former Bihar Chief Minister Dr. Jagannath Mishra presided over the function.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Training programme on Mangerial Tools

Deep Narayn Institute organised a training programme on Mangerial Tools in Project Management in Patna on November 26, 2009.
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'Serach for Higgs Boson and New Particles at Multi-TeV Hadron Collider'

Professor Naimuddin, noted nuclear scientist of Delhi University delivered a lecture on " Serach for Higgs Boson and New Particles at Multi-TeV Hadron Collider" at BN College Physics Department in Patna on November 26, 2009. BN College principal Raj Kishore Prasad presided over the seminar.
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5 held with sophisticated weapons in Bihar

Police arrested five persons, suspected to be associated with Naxalites and recovered sophisticated weapons from them in Patna on November 26, 2009.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Special Task Force of Bihar Police raided a place in Bakhtiarpur town, about 70 km from Patna, and arrested the persons. An AK-47, two magazines, five hand grenades and several live cartridges were recovered from their possession.
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Bicycles distributed to Arya Kanya Vidyalaya students

Bicycles are being distributed to the students of Arya Knaya Vidyalaya under Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana in Patna on November 26, 2009. Sanjay Singh, MLC and Mukesh Roy, seceretary, Bihar Table Tennis Association were present on the occasion.
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Samvidhan Samman Diwas

Anusuchit Jati Arakshan Bachao Manch organised a seminar to commemorate Samvidhan Samman Diwas (Respect to Constitution Day) in Patna on November 26, 2009.
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Patna pays homage to 26/11 victims




Students of different schools and colleges joined the rest of the India to pay homage to 26/11 Mumbai terror attack victims in Patna on November 26, 2009.
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Workshop on new trends in English language

United States-India Educational Foundation, Kolkata and Fulbright Regional Office for Eastern India organised RELO grant workshop for secondary Engilsh school teachers on new trends in English language in Patna on November 25, 2009.
About 40 english teachers from Patna and other districts took part in the two-day workshop that focused on the ideas and approaches to English language teaching in class room with special emphasis on reading, writing and grammer.
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Workshop on 'Decline in child sex ratio'

Bihar Health Minister Nand Kishore Yadav (second from right) inaugurated a workshop on "Decline in child sex ratio" in Patna on November 25, 2009.
Speaking on the occasion Yadav said the state government had ordered surprise insepctions of ultrasound clinics and imaging centres to stop female foeticide. The government had also asked the district health authorities to take punitive action against the ultrasound clinics, who violated the provisions of the Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act 2008.
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Nitish government report card a lavish expenditure: RJD

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) termed the Nitish government's report card a wasteful expenditure.
Talking to reporters in Patna on November 25, 2009.
RJD state president Abdul Bari Siddiqui (sitting centre) alleged that Bihar government had spent Rs 130 crore on publicity of its reports card on the completion of its four years.
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PWC remembers martyrs

Students of Patna Women's College made a formation of 26/11 on their college ground to pay homage to the victims of Mumbai blast on the eve of the first anniversary of the terror attack. It was organised on the Annual Sports Day of the College.
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Patna will be 'City of Parks' in coming years: Modi

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurated the beautification project of Shivaji Park in Kankarbagh in Patna on November 25, 2009. Local MLA Arun Kumar Sinha was also present in the function.
Speaking on the occasion Modi said Bihar government would beautify all parks of Patna in next two years to make it the "City of Parks".
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Peace Committee Meeting

Pirbahor Police station organised a Peace Committee Meeting in view of the Bakrid (Eid-ul-Zoha) festival in Patna on November 25, 2009.
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Patna Book Fair from December 4


The silver jubilee Patna Book Fair will begin at Gandhi Maidan in Patna from December 4, 2009. The fair will continue till December 15. The fair is being organised by the Centre for Readership Development.
Talking to scribes in Patna on November 25, 2009, organising committee chairman HL Gulati (second from right) said leading publishers Prentice Hal of India, Oxford University Press, Orient Blackswan, Viva, Wiley, Sage Publications, National Publishing House, Har Anand, Pustak Mahal and Sahitya Bhawan had confirmed their participation.
Bottom: Construction of Patna Book Fair site is in progress in Patna on November 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Health Awareness Van flagged off

Dr Diwakar Tejashwi fags off Health Awareness Van which will tour entire Bihar, in Patna on November 25, 2oo9. The programme has been launched by Pahal, a Non Government Organisation.
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Jago Yuva Abhiyan's signature campaign

Jago Yuva Abhiyan launched singnature campaign in Patna on November 25, 2009. The campaign is by the youth, for the youth and of the youth.
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ABVP launches mass contact programme

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) launched mass contact programme to increase their membership at Darbhanga House (Patna University) on November 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Nitish-led NDA government completes four years


Nitish Kumar led NDA Government in Bihar completed its four years.
A state function was organized in Patna on November 24, 2009 to celebrate the occasion.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar released a report card of his government in the last four years.

Highlighting the achievements, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that his government had made Bihar preferred destination for investors.
“Restoration of rule of law, decline in cases of kidnapping besides communal and caste harmony during the NDA rule have made Bihar a preferred destination for investors,” he said.

Achievements
*A joint report of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation had appreciated the condition of Bihar for investment.

*All the 209 private investment proposals have been sanctioned. Of those, 22 were implemented and 74 in advanced stage of implementation involving Rs 1,033 crore.

* Government has done concrete efforts to make Bihar as a developed state by 2015 by ensuring signification progress in the fields of agriculture, health, rural development, education and tourism.

*The development measures taken by the government had also been appreciated by the Centre such as 50 per cent reservation for women in pacnahayats and urban bodies, besides appointment of ex-servicemen as special auxiliary police, among others.

*State government had taken a number of steps to weed out corruption. The number of registration of anti-corruption cases under Nitish rule had increased substantially.
Chargesheets had already been submitted against 595 gazetted officers, 632 non-gazetted public servants and 302 other persons from 2006 to September 2009.
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Nitish government failed in all fronts: LJP

Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) released a chargsheets highlighting the failures of the NDA government in Bihar. They termed it "failing on all fronts," and demanded resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for failing to fulfill the promise of "good governance and development” in Patna on November 24, 2009.

LJP Bihar chief Pashupati Kumar Paras (second from left) and legislature party leader Maheshwar Singh charged the government with trying to create a split among the dalits by creating a Mahadalit commission.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Unique way to press demands

Rajya Lokupakram Karmachari Mahasangh (Bihar Government owned public sectors employees) staged half-clad demonstration in support of their long-pending demands in Patna on November 24, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Protest against Liberhan report

Lawyers supporting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) burn the copy of Liberhan Commission report in Patna on November 24, 2009.
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Poddar Ramawtar Arun remembered


Top: Raj Bhasha Department (Government of Bihar) and Bihar Hindi Sahitya Sammelan (bottom) celebrated the birth anniversary of noted Hindi poet Poddar Ramawtar Arun in Patna on November 24, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui