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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Coldest day in Patna


The minmium temperature in Patna recored 6.4 degree Celsius on December 27, 2009, as the roadside dwellers lit up bonfire to keep themselves warm.
Bottom: A section of raodside dwellers found it hard to defy the bone-chilling cold.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Fire breaks out in a Goria Toli house


Fire broke out in a leather and synthetic bag godown in Goria Toli locality under Kotwali Police station area in Patna on December 27, 2009. Firetenders rushed to the spot and tamed the fire but not before property worth thousands of rupees turned into ashes.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

PN Poddar felicitated

Bihar Unit of Akhil Bharatiya Naukar and Daee Sangh felcitated PN Poddar in Patna on December 27, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Now, It's biting cold in Patna

As the minimum temperature plummeted below 7 degree Celsius in Patna on December 26, 2009, roadside dwellers lit bonfire to keep away the biting cold.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

ECR GM Sanjiv Handa inspects Central Super Specialty Hospital in Patna

East Central Railway (ECR) General Manager Sanjiv Handa visited the Central Super Specialty Hospital near Patna Junction on December 26, 2009.
Handa asked the railway officials to keep the hospital premises clean. He also inspected various departments of the hospital.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

One-way traffic comes into force in Patna

A Traffic Police is busy to regulate one-way traffic in Patna on December 26, 2009. The one-way traffic rule came into force from Saturday to keep smooth flow of vehicular traffic on Patna roads.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Shaheed Udham Singh birth anniversary celebrated

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Ram Kripal Yadav and other workers paid floral tributes to celebrate the 110th birth anniversary of Shaheed-i-Azam Sardar Udham Singh in Patna on December 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Second day of Patna Film Festival

Noted documentary film directors Arvind Sinha and Shreeprakash said documentary had become strong medium to portray common man’s pain and anguish.
Both of them were talking to scribes at meet the press programme organized at the backstage of Patna Film Festival in Patna on December 26, 2009.
On the second day of the festival, ten films had been screened.
Photo Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Muharram processions in Patna City



Muharram processions were taken out in Patna City on December 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

JD(U) Most Backward Cell Meeting

Janata Dal (United) organised its Most Backward Cell meeting in Patna on December 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Hindi health magazine 'Sehat Speed' launched

Bihar Health Minister Nand Ksihore Yadav delivers a key note address in a seminar on "State of Health in Bihar" in Patna on December 26, 2009. Yadav also launched a Hindi health magazine ‘Sehat Speed’ on the occasion.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar volleyball team leaves for Gwalior

Members of the Bihar volleyaball team which will take part in the senior National volleyball championships to be held in Gwalior, pose for a group photograph in Patna on Deecember 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Arcade Business School Alumni Meet

Arcade Business School organised its Alumni Meet in Patna on December 26, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

Thousands offered prayers in special Christmas morning mass in Patna churches on December 25, 2009 to celebrate the occasion. At the Church at Bishop’s House at Ashok Rajpath new wed couples sought Jesus Christ blessings while mothers holding their babies were blessed by the priest holding a replica of the infant Jesus.
Thousands irrespective of community also lighted candles to mark the occasion.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

RSS door is open for every citizen of India, says Mohan Bhagwat


Rashtirya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat takes salutes at RSS cadres meet in Patna on December 25, 2009.
Speaking on the occasion, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said RSS door is open for every citizen of India. “RSS is not for creating organization in society but it works for organizing the society.
He said India had been facing serious security threats from China and Pakistan and alleged that Centre was neglecting the threats.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

BJP workers celebrate Atal Behari Vajpayee's 85th birth anniversary in Patna

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders including Ravi Shankar Prasad (second from right) celebrated the 85th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister and senior party leader Atal Behari Vajpayee by cutting a cake in Patna on December 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Water-logged Thakurbari Road

A view of the water-logged Thakurbari Road in Patna on December 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

UCO Bank opens third ATM in Patna

UCO Bank opened its third ATM at AG Office, R-Block in Patna on December 25, 2009. Vandana Vijaya Maa, international chairperson of Issayoga Founadtion inaugurated the ATM.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital celebrates Silver Jubilee

Silver Jubilee function of Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital was held in Patna on December 25, 2009.
Speaking on the occasion Justice Shivakirti Singh of Patna High Court urged the dentists to provide their services in Bihar districts also.
Bihar Legislative Council Chairman Tarakant Jha was the guest of honour at the function. He gave away the prizes to the toppers of different batches of the institute.
Dental Council of India president Dr Amit Kohli, Dr RK Singh and Dr UP Singh also spoke on the occasion.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Robot festival begins

"Robo fest" was inaugurated at BN College in Patna on December 25, 2009. The three-day fest would provide the students the know-how to prepare a robot. About 1500 students drawn from different schools of Patna have been taking part in the festival.
Patna Science College principal Dr Kashinath and Electronic Department head of NIT-Patna, Professor BK Sharma jointly inaugurated the festival.
The festival has been organised by Robotics Research Institute of India.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Rich tributes paid to Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya

149th birth anniversary of Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya was celebrated at Abhiyanta Bhawan in Patna on December 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Business begins in Craft Bazar

Craft Bazar at AN Sinha Institute attracted buyers as well as onlookers in Patna on December 25, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Film Appreciation Workshop concludes


Ninth Film Appreciation Workshop organised by Information and Public Relation Department (Government of Bihar) ended in Patna on December 24, 2009. Bihar’s Law, Information and Public Relation Minister Ramnath Thakur, who was the chief guest at the closing function, distributed certificates to 40 Patna Women’s College students, who took part in the week-long workshop.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar Chief Minister greets people on Christmas

Patna Women’s College Principal, Sister Doris D’Souza and St Michael’s School Principal Fater Peter Arockiasamy (left in picture) called on the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at his Legislative Assembly office and conveyed best wishes on Christmas on behalf of the entire Christian community in Patna on December 24, 2009.
They also presented Bihar Chief Minister a Christmas cake.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also extended his Christmas greetings to people of Bihar.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Friday, December 25, 2009

S Tel launches its operation in Bihar

S Tel, a joint venture company between Siva Group and Bahrain Telecom launched its operation in Bihar at a function in Patna on December 24, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Patna Educational and Vocational Centre

Students of Patna Educational and Vocational Centre pose with the certificates after completion of their training programme in Patna on December 24, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Murli Manohar Joshi in Patna

Senior Bahartiya Janata Party leader and MP from Varanasi, Murli Manohar Joshi addresses a press conference in Patna on December 24, 2009.
Talking to scribes Joshi admitted that BJP failed to perform to its expectation in Jharkhand Assembly polls.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Christmas celebration at Kidzee School

Kidzee School kids celebrated Christmas at their school in Patna on December 24, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

National Consumer Day celebrated in Patna

Bihar’s Food and Consumer Protection Department organized a two-day function-cum-seminar to celebrate the National Consumer Day in Patna on December 24, 2009.
Bihar’s Food and Consumer Protection Minister Narendra Singh inaugurated the function.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Patna Police arrest four in theft cases

Jakkanpur Police arrested four persons from Mithapur area for their alleged involvement in theft cases on December 24, 2009. Police also recovered two stolen computers, four cell phones. Four speakers, one cordless phone eight chargers and 22 batteries from them.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

HIV/AIDS campaign volunteers get certificates

Volunteers of Bihar HIVand AIDS campaign pose for a group photograph with certificates after completion of their training programme in Patna on December 24, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Annual Day function of Bal Bharati Montessori School


Kids of Bal Bharati Montessori School presented variety of captivating cultural programmes at the annual day function of the school in Patna on December 24, 2009. Former Tripura Governor DN Sahay inaugurated the annual function by lighting the lamp.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

CPI-ML protests anti-encroachment drive in Patna

CPI-ML workers burnt the effigy of Bihar Chief Minister in protest against the anti-encroachment drive launched by the district administration in Patna on December 24, 2009.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

CPI-ML legislatures raise voice for BPL families

CPI-ML legislatures demonstrate outside Bihar Assembly in Patna on December 24, 2009 in protest against the black-marketing of kerosene and food grains meant for Below Poverty Line (BPL) and APL card holders in Bihar. They also demanded work for two members of a BPL family at Rs 200 per day basis for 200 days in a year.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

59 students get gold medals in Patna University Convocation



Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said she would take up the matter of according Central university status to Patna University with the centre.
Meira Kumar was addressing the convocation ceremony of Patna University on December 23, 2009.
On the occasion, as many as 59 students of 2007-08 batches were awarded gold medals.
Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar, who is also the chancellor of the university, presided over the function. Bihar Human Resource Development Minister Hari Narayan Singh was present at the function.This was the second convocation in a year for Patna University.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui